US Stability Police Force: Obama’s Brown Shirts?
On 07.18.11, by Sad Hill
To paraphrase FA Hayek, nothing is more fatal than the present fashion among ‘intellectual‘ leaders of extolling security at the expense of freedom.
US Stability Police Force On The Way
Remember before the election, when Barack Hussein Obama warned us that he would create an SS-style domestic army that would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the US Armed Forces, the most powerful and well-funded military in the history of the world? Like his promises to make energy prices skyrocket and to bankrupt the coal industry that provides us with half our energy, this is one he will try to keep. The Rand Corporation has released a massive 213-page study entitled A Stability Police Force for the United States: Justification and Options for Creating U.S. Capabilities
This wasn’t an exercise in idle speculation. The study was prepared for the United States Army, at the top of which you will find cringing lackeys obedient to Obama.
If you’re asking yourself how they can just keep looting and wasting when it’s obvious the collapsing economy will drag the country into total chaos if they don’t stop, here’s your answer. Obama et al. want it to collapse, and they plan to be ready when it does.
Sad Hill found these gems while mining the Stability Police Force from the Rand Corp.
The ‘Need’ For High-End Policing Capacity
Page 1: This work builds on recent RAND Arroyo Center analysis. Stability operations involve efforts “to maintain or reestablish a safe and secure environment, provide essential governmental services, emergency infrastructure reconstruction, and humanitarian relief.”
Page 3: High-end police fill a critical gap between military forces and civilian police. They are trained to deal with higher levels of crime and violence than regular civilian police, and are able to perform such tasks as high-end criminality identification, criminal investigation, special weapons and tactics (SWAT), crowd and riot control, and intelligence collection and analysis. Importantly, they are often the only police force able to counter organized criminal groups embedded in the emerging power structures.
Page 4: The recent U.S. experience in stability operations clearly indicates that establishing security is critical, because it is difficult to achieve other objectives—such as rebuilding political and economic systems—without it. Experts and the literature clearly indicate that both military and police forces are necessary to do this. But the United States has a mixed track record in establishing security, partly because it lacks the policing component of this force. Recent history indicates that the cost of not fixing this gap is likely to be significant.
Page 6: The most significant part of these operations is the establishment of security. George Tanham, associate director for counterinsurgency for the U.S. Agency for International Development in South Vietnam and special assistant for counterinsurgency to the U.S. ambassador in Thailand, argued in the 1960s: “Strange as it may seem, the military victory is the easiest part of the struggle. After this has been attained, the real challenge begins: the reestablishment of a secure environment opens a new opportunity for nation building.” Other objectives, such as political freedom, economic growth, and improving health conditions are important. They help set the conditions in which security can be maintained, and they contribute to a rightly ordered society. But for these objectives to be realized, a basic level of security is critical. The absence of security makes it difficult to rebuild political, economic, and other sectors.
Page 7: The cost of failing to deal with major internal security threats is high. It can undermine the stability and strength of the government; undercut efforts to reconstruct the political, social, and economic framework necessary for future stability; provide the precursors for insurgencies to gain a foothold; and ultimately undermine U.S. interests.
Obviously a new ‘power force’ plan this invasive requires the ‘Bandwagon Fallacy‘ (argumentum ad populum) – at a minimum, Global justification – in order to subdue the targeted masses:
Page 14: Several European countries have such capabilities, as does the European Gendarmerie Force.
Page 16: How would SPF be used? The answer to this question depends on the situation into which an SPF might be inserted. The SPF could be used for missions such as: shaping an environment before a conflict; law enforcement duties in an active conflict environment; or security, stability, transition and reconstruction (SSTR) operations after a conflict.
Page 25: Key policing tasks include:
• Identifying and deterring high-end threats (IDHET)
• Special weapons and tactics
• Crowd and riot control
• Intelligence collection and analysis.
Page 35: Area security involves protecting forces and facilities, such as the command and control headquarters, equipment, and services essential for mission success. Convoy security includes protecting the movement of vehicles transporting people or supplies from one point to another. VIP security includes the protection of high-value targets. These can be international military or civilian officials, as well as indigenous military and civilian officials. Border and customs security involves monitoring the movement of licit and illicit material and people across borders. Election security includes the provision of security for election personnel and facilities before, during, and after elections. Virtually all stabilization operations since the end of the Cold War have included elections. This task may involve protecting voters, election workers, counting houses, ballot boxes, and the physical locations where elections occur (such as polling stations). A final set of security operations tasks include dealing with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). All conflicts displace local inhabitants. Refugees and IDPs may need security during their movement, around or in camps, and in areas where they are returning.
The detention of prisoners is also an important task.
Page 37: In the absence of indigenous capacity, however, a direct SPF role in key policing tasks may be inevitable to avoid an anarchic security situation. Furthermore, a competent international police force may be required for such high-end tasks as combating endemic corruption in the power structures of a nation, which may be very difficult for an indigenous police force to do, since it answers to these power structures. An SPF could also be required to help counter entrenched organized criminal or insurgent groups if indigenous forces are too weak. This might involve training and mentoring, as well as direct action.
Page 38: For an SPF to function effectively, two major objectives are critical: (1) help establish a secure environment in which people and goods can circulate safely, and licit political and economic activity can take place free from intimidation; (2) help build a high-end indigenous policing capacity so that the host government can establish security on its own.
Page 56: In addition, military forces may increase preparations for combat, including mobilization, tailoring forces and other predeployment activities, obtaining initial overflight permission, and deploying into a theater. For an SPF, this might include deploying to areas where there is a significant potential for violence and participating in high-end policing tasks (such as IDHET, criminal investigations, and riot control).
It appears Dear Leader is expecting a revolution…
Like most Americans today, German people experiencing the birth of a Third Reich ignored the profound writings of our forefathers. Benjamin Franklin once warned, ‘Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.’
Fortunately, Kitty Werthmann who managed to survive similar current US trends under a Nazi regime – the constant unchecked exchange of freedom for security – shared her epiphany:
‘That you can feed all this to the masses, little by little and no one would object. It’s true, those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty, came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity. America is the greatest country in the world. Don’t let freedom slip away. After America, there is no place to go.‘ — Kitty Werthmann, from sad hill news-