Sunday, January 23, 2005

JCS Conplan 0300-97: "Special-mission Units in Extra-legal Missions to Combat Terrorism in the United States"

Remember George W. Bush's Freudian slip: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we" ("President Signs Defense Bill: Remarks by the President at the Signing of H.R. 4613, the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005," August 5, 2004)? The slip succinctly summarizes the modus operandi of not just the Bush Administration but also the National Security State in charge of protecting the American ruling class from all, including citizens of the United States.

Notwithstanding the Posse Comitatus Act, the American ruling class have always had the power of the US military -- not just state militias but also federal troops -- at their disposal and frequently used it for domestic repression, crushing workers' strikes and uprisings: "Although the rate of [internal military] intervention has varied from year to year and the targets of interventions have shifted from industrial workers to urban rioters, the overall rates of intervention have remained near the average during the years [1886-95, 1921-35, and 1943-90]: about 18 interventions and 12,000 troops per year" (emphasis added, David Adams, "Internal Military Interventions in the United States," Journal of Peace Research 32.2, 1995).

Given the history of internal military interventions against rebellious American workers, JCS CONPLAN 0300-97 revealed by William M. Arkin is especially chilling:
JCS CONPLAN 0300-97, Counter-Terrorism Special Operations Support to Civil Agencies in the event of a domestic incident (entire title classified), 14 January 1997, Top Secret
Special Category (SPECAT) plan for the use of special mission units (Joint Special Operations Command) in extra-legal missions to combat terrorism in the United States based on Top Secret JSCP tasking, managed by the J3 SOD (Special Operations Detachment) of the Joint Staff and coordinated with SOCOM and NORTHCOM. Likely updated in 2002.
("National Security Contingency Plans of the U.S. Government: Supplement to Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs, and Operations in the 9/11 World," January 2005, p. 20)
Note the word "extra-legal."

Then, read "A Summary of Information Revealed for the First Time" in Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs, and Operations in the 9/11 World.
Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs, and Operations in the 9/11 World
You will get a glimpse of what it means to "never stop thinking about new ways to harm" the American people as well as foreigners.


Anonymous said...

I'm already depressed and I haven't even read the reports.

Jay Blue said...

Ben Franklin said it would come to an end this way...

However, if we keep our minds about us - that us being those of us who care and know better... tomorrow will come to be ours...

Counter Forces

Twixt counter forces,
lines so drawn,
an eddy current gently flows,
invigorates a change of tide,
in counter-current flux, derides
that which it shows.

‘Tis here, in collapsing,
gathering steam,
where will of man defines God’s call,
bestows the stuff of purpose,
where truth rides just beneath the surface,
so in between two factions, fall
and ripple orthogonal waves of change…
to some the truth, to some, derange
the past and how it’s been.

Yet in perpendicular currents, change
the lives of men, in time arrange
the light to see the past, livid!
Clear in what was false and lied,
clear in truths of those that tried,
and therein paint tomorrow, vivid…

twixt counter forces,
lines so drawn,
an eddy current of life is born,
therein the stuff of change is made,
transcending slow,
in truth will wade
into the future’s blessing,
in rationalized thought
we’re always guessing,
but growing, just the same.

J. Blue

Anonymous said...

I wondered why less people show up at anti-war protest. People have become cautious of what our govt does to its people these days.