Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Sunday, August 25, 2002  

Guard Battalion called to service

Not a big deal, right? But let's look at where they're going:

The battalion, headquartered in Fort Dodge, will deploy to locations within the United States for homeland security missions as part of Operation Noble Eagle II...

Now let's look at why they're going:

The battalion's mobilization is critical to the accomplishment of the Department of Defense Homeland Defense Security Plan, said King. The Iowa soldiers will provide security at several locations.

Okay, that starts to sound Not Good. Homeland? In the States? But let's look at how they'll be "providing security":

The soldiers will provide indirect fire support, using artillery weapons accurate from a distance of 11,000 to 12,000 meters...

Err......I was in the military, and have played a lot of war games, etc., and have never once thought of long range artillery as a good thing for security in a domestic area. No, you use long range artillery for attack.

Two options here: (tin foil hat time) They're preparing for martial law, since they're deploying in early September. This would presumably come after a much bigger repeat of 9/11.

Option two: This is a cover to get these guys into Iraq. As much as I hope we don't go to war, I think this is the more likely scenario.

I hope it is.

posted by lazarus | 23:35 | |
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