RAND/Army Report Calls For Militarized Police Force For U.S.

RAND/Army Report Calls For Militarized Police Force For U.S.


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Authors admit Federal “Stabilization Force” could be used domestically

Steve Watson
Thursday, Jan 21, 2010

A recent study commissioned by the U.S. Army and written by the RAND Corporation calls for the creation of a “hybrid” military/law enforcement unit which could be put to use in the United States to take charge of riot control and SWAT duties, according to the authors.

The study (PDF) was released last year but has garnered fresh attention following comments made by one of its authors, Terry Kelly, in an interview with online news website World Net Daily.

“If there were a major disaster like Katrina it could be deployed in the U. S. but that’s not the purpose of the research,” Kelly said.

“It’s important to point out that the goal was to create a force that’s deployable overseas. If it’s to be used in the United States it would be a secondary thing and then only in an emergency,”.

Kelly said that the main focus of the force would be in places like Iraq, Afghanistan or Haiti, in light of the earthquake disaster, adding that it could operate as a U.S. force under U.N. authority.

However, the report itself uses language that leaves open the exact agenda of the force, and makes it clear that domestic use has been considered at length.

It states that a Federal “Stabilization Police Force” of 2–6,000 personnel would work best under a civilian federal agency or the military police.

“They (the data) suggest that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and the MP options are the only credible ones. The Marshals Service has sufficient baseline capabilities and a policing culture to build a competent SPF, and its location in the Department of Justice makes it well suited to achieve broader rule-of-law objectives. This finding is consistent with a significant body of academic and policy research, which strongly concludes that civilian agencies are optimal for the execution of policing functions.” (page 123)

The study concludes that the use of the Marshals Service is more favorable in order to avoid a breach of the long standing Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids the domestic use of the military for law enforcement purposes.

The report also states that the force could both augment and be augmented by “additional federal, state, or local police from the United States”.

“The USMS hybrid option … provides an important nondeployed mission for the force: augmenting state and local agencies, many of which currently suffer from severe personnel shortages,” the report says.

“Furthermore, the USMS has the broadest law enforcement mandate of any U.S. law enforcement agency…. [This model] provides significant domestic policing and homeland security benefits by providing thousands of additional police officers across the United States.” (emphasis added)

It is clear then that part of the vision is to employ a Federal military police force inside the United States.

The report is even titled A Stability Police Force for the United States: Justification and Creating U.S. Capabilities.

Intelligence analyst Mark Taylor described the idea of a militarized federal police force as “a Gestapo waiting to happen”.

“Once you establish a government agency or program, it does nothing but grow into a huge bureaucratic monstrosity that feeds on the taxpayer… it would amount to just another intrusion into the states’ rights to govern and intrude into the liberties of the American people,” Taylor told WND.

Retired Marine Corps officer and 2008 vice presidential nominee for the Constitution Party, Darrell Castle said the force would be used to control the population and the idea is “part of a long existing effort to mingle and combine all law enforcement, federal, state, and local with the military into one force,”

“As I see it, the goal is to do the bidding of the international cartel of central bankers and financiers in order to assist them in building a world government police state which would entail total surveillance, total control, and the absence of what we think of as constitutional rights,” Castle said.

The RAND Corporation is a notoriously powerful NGO with deep ties to the U.S. military-industrial complex as well as interlocking connections with the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations.

Current directors of RAND include Frank Charles Carlucci III, former Defense Secretary and Deputy Director of the CIA, Ronald L. Olson, Council on Foreign Relations luminary and former Secretary of Labor, and Carl Bildt, top Bilderberg member and former Swedish Prime Minister.

Carlucci was chairman of the Carlyle Group from 1989-2005 and oversaw gargantuan profits the defense contractor made in the aftermath of 9/11 following the invasion of Afghanistan. The Carlyle Group has also received investment money from the Bin Laden family.

In October 2008 we broke the story of RAND’s shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power, such as China, in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession.

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