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In November 2008, the U.S. Army War College came out with a study saying the military should be ready for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States” that could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse,” “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health emergencies” (swine flu?), or the “loss of functioning political and legal order.” The “widespread civil violence would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.... Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups.”48 And guess what, friends, it’s already happening. There was a story recently in the Salinas, California paper, about how violence and terrorism experts from the Naval Postgraduate School had been recruited to help combat the gang subculture in the agricultural town. U.S. Representative Sam Farr, a Democrat, was quoted: “The Naval Postgraduate School is trying to figure out how to stop violence anywhere in the world, why not start in our own backyard.” Except for one thing, Congressman: it’s illegal.49 Another story, in the Washington Post no less, tells of how the military anticipates having 20,000 uniformed troops inside the U.S. by 2011, trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terror attack or some other domestic catastrophe. This is part of a “long-planned shift in the Department of Defense’s role in homeland security.”50 Already, an active-duty unit called the Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management Response Force is stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia.51 And do you know about the “fusion centers?” These are much like InfraGard, but more blatant. There are about seventy “fusion centers” around the U.S.— places where local law enforcement, the private sector and the intel community can share information in the fight against terrorism. One in West Texas finds it “imperative” to report on lobbying groups. Another in Virginia has declared that American universities, singling out several black colleges, have become “radicalization nodes” for potential terrorist activity. In September 2009, Homeland Security announced that these “fusion centers” would now have access to classified military intelligence in Pentagon databases.52 I’ve gone to some lengths to trace these developments since 9/11, because I’m a lot more afraid of this than an assault by al-Qaeda. What’s going on inside our military also frightens me. More and more, we’re seeing an army run by Christianist extremists and an accompanying cadre of what can only be described as neo-Nazis. Since the endless “war on terror” began, our armed

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