US Civil War: Is It Possible?
Nikolai MALISHEVSKI | 18.03.2013 | HISTORY

US Civil War: Is It Possible?

By the end of 2012, the New York Times published a sensational article called “Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia”.  It said Obama had already taken some steps to counter a massive civil war and incoming manifestation of totalitarianism. In these efforts he relies on a superagency – the Department of Homeland Security employing over 160 thousand people, having a budget measured in dozens of dollars and supervising the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, tax services and other government bodies. It can operate beyond the US borders, allowed to arrest and physically neutralize, it boasts the whole army of informers and is given a carte-blanche for following the steps and hinder the activities of those, who are involved in subversive activities and considered to be the enemies of people by the US authorities…  (1)

According to James Rickards, Doug Hagmann, Gerald Celente, many citizens could be considered as persons with terrorist organizations ties. Rickards J, advisor to the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, refers to Pentagon sources in his book called Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, stating the issue is a real problem for US national security.  G.Celente, the founder and director of the Trends Research Institute, became famous predicting the collapse of the Soviet Union and the stock market turmoil of 1987. According to him, a large scale civil war is possible in the United States in the coming years. It could be taken with a grain of salt as something frivolous; if not some momentous events of 2012-2013 taking place after the forecast was made public.

First, two laws came into force: the National Defense Resources Preparedness (NDPP) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) making legal for the military to investigate the cases and interrogate those who are suspected in terrorist activities involvement, as well as keep those people behind bars without time limit (it’s enough for the authorities just to say the person is a terrorist).  The laws allow the President to oversee the key government functions in case of emergency, for instance, keeping the citizens in the GULAG type internment camps of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the DHS control, A network of such camps in spread around the continental USA, their number has been rapidly increased recently going up to 800. There are over 500.000 coffins stacked in order.  

Second, the National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order was published by the US official government website on March 16 2012. (3) The president relegates to the military and other government agencies the right to expropriate and distribute food, cattle, equipment, energy and water resources, civilian transport means, including ships and aircraft, all materials, including the ones destined for construction works. It can be done everywhere. The President gets the right to control all civilian transportation of goods and state energy sources, including oil and gas.
Third, on October 31-November 1, right before the Obama’s re-election, a very special anti-terrorist exercise was held in San Diego. Hordes of animated corpses, or the Americans, who had become Zombies, tried to devastate everything on their way.  For two weeks their attacks were fended off by over a thousand of special operations servicemen, army units and police forces. A federal incident management was inserted into the scenario to make it more realistic. The exercise had been prepared by the CIA, the military, HALO Security Corporation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC top management called on the government to be prepared to repel any invasion back in 2011 (according to Brad Barker, a zombie - apocalypse will be a federal emergency).   

Fourth, some US channels, Fox News for instance, already call the citizens protesting against the government economic policy "domestic terrorists". (4)  Allegedly they join multiple paramilitary militia structures that clash with authorities (for instance, in Texas) and include such heroes as Timothy McVeigh, the Persian Gulf war veteran,  who blew up a federal building in Oklahoma city in 1995 that resulted in the death of over 160 people.

Fifth, the DHS made a request to supply it with 450 million of expanding bullets. An expanding bullet is a bullet designed to expand on impact, increasing in diameter to limit penetration and/or produce a larger diameter wound. It is informally known as a Dum-dum or a dumdum bullet. The two typical designs are the hollow-point bullet and the soft point bullet. The agency has also made a $1.6 million acquisition of sniper rifles and wall penetration ammunition, as well as fire and bullet-proof check-point sentry-boxes and other special means to be used in internal conflicts.

Interesting to note, the US gun sales have gone up by 40% since the crisis set in. There was an abrupt hike after the Obama’s re-election. According to the Chicago Tribune, Brownells Inc., the largest arms seller,  has sold the ammunition for AR-15 rifle three times more than it usually does in three years!  According to the company’s president Pete Brownell, the mass killing of school children in Connecticut spurred unprecedented ammunition demand.  There have been over 10 million guns and more than a billion rounds of ammunition purchased across the US in 10 days! According to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the firearms sales reached peak in January (according to the FBI, the indicator could have been 10 times more if it were not for NICS, which checks criminal records and availability of reasons prohibiting arms acquisition). According to early February data, one firearm is bought every 1.5 seconds across the country…  

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal 2013 has some prominent features. The House of Representative approved the expenditure exceeding what the administration asked for by $1.7 billion. The law includes allocations for the troops withdrawal from Afghanistan to be over by the end of 2014. Some US commentators think the servicemen are going to be used to quell unrest at home. The coming back of many veterans with mental disorders may negatively affect the social stability. Moreover, in 2009 the DHS sent directives to police units pointing out the intensification of right wing extremist activities spurred by economic recession, the election of  black President and the return of veterans from Iraq and other hot spots.     

1) O’Brien K. How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia // New York Times, 18.11.2012
2) Rickards J. Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis. - New York: Penguin Group, 2011. – 304 p.

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