Monday, August 18, 2014

New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters

The new Army manual, known as ATP 3-39.33, provides discussion and techniques about civil disturbances and crowd control operations that occur in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS).

This document, just published this past Friday, August 15, 2014, promises to change the way the “authorities” deal with protesters, even peaceful ones. The consequences of ATP 39.33 could prove deadly for protesters. Further, the provisions of this Army manual could prove to be the end of the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.
In section 1-2., the manual states that  “Civil unrest may range from simple, nonviolent protests that address specific issues, to events that turn into full-scale riots“. This section of the manual clearly states that protesting is a right protected by the Constitution. However, the authorities leave themselves an out to “legally” engage in lethal force toward protesters when the manual states that “peaceful protests can turn into full-scale riots” and field commanders have the right to make that determination. Subsequently, all protests, peaceful or not, need to be managed by the potential for violence. In other words, all protests are to be considered to be violent and handled accordingly. This certainly explains the violent manhandling of the media by the DHS controlled and militarized police in Ferguson, MO.

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The US Army Civil Disturbance manual ATP 3-39.33 can be downloaded as a PDF here.

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  1. There are roughly 2,000,000 military personnel right now, including reserves. There are easily over 20,000,000 of us. Even at a 5 to 1 ratio, they are all gone and we have 10,000,000 left over. Freedom wins and socialism loses.

    1. Government dependency is growing at a rapid pace. Few people on government benefits will rebel against the government. There are also gun owners who might collaborate with the government, either because they were extorted into it as the ATF does on a regular basis or because they are "Fudds," a group of gun owners who are happy with their bolt action rifles and pump shotguns. Fudds often believe that anything other than hunting guns should be banned, and actively join the efforts to ban them. Then there is the simple fact that not everyone has an iron will.

      The US government's agenda is complicated by the fact that 4th generation warfare is difficult to fight against without losing the moral high ground. The rising dependence on mercenaries is creating the conditions where the US government might be willing to commit those wanton acts, as the mercenaries will be the fall guys in that situation.

      It will be willingness to risk it all for freedom pitted against a belief in collectivist utopia. Many progressives believe that any and all means are justified to create that "utopia" and will sacrifice as many of the sons and daughters of other people as it takes to bend everyone else to their will.