We’ve all been horrified, (actually Mortified) by the events coming out of Boston over the past week. Such a totally senseless thing, blowing innocent people lives apart. If you’re like me, it’s hard to absorb it all. How can we just watch this stuff and then go “ho-die oh back to our usual routine”?
However, when I checked out the enclosed article from SHTF.com which has photos of what was actually going on in Boston at the end of last week, it struck me. I’ve seen these same scenes before in a movie called, “The Diary of Ann Frank” (available to rent from Netflix). I can’t help but wonder how and why so much “fire power” would be called out to search for one armed teenage boy. Seems more like a “real life” drill to shut down a major metro, deploy boots on the ground, and put an entire city into a state of total lock down. Armed teenage boys that have (and do) commit violent crimes with guns are out there right now on the streets of every major city in the America. But you don’t see this anything like this going on. How could it take this level of government and military control to find a wounded boy hiding under a cover in boat in somebody’s back yard?
I don’t know which is worse the senseless bombing, or the manner in which the event was used to run this kind of drill?
Here is a taste of the the SHTF.com article;
“As news of last night’s incident in Watertown, Massachusetts spread, police from all over the North East converged, once again, on Boston. Along with them were elements of the National Guard and U.S. military.
Though an official announcement has not been made, and likely will not be made, the entire Boston metropolitan area is now in complete lock-down in what can only be described as a defacto state of martial law.
By all accounts, law enforcement and military personnel have classified Boston and surrounding towns a war-zone, especially after a gunfight yesterday evening that left one of the Boston Marathon Bombers dead and the other still at large. In a video of the early morning engagement, rapid gunfire and explosive detonations, believed to be more ‘pressure cooker’ bombs, can be heard as police and residents scrambled.
This has led to shelter-in-place orders being issued by officials, a widespread militarization of nearly a hundred square miles surrounding Boston, and deserted streets throughout the city.
Military personnel have reportedly been patrolling streets, performing door-to-door searches, and defusing or detonating suspected explosive devices.
Section 1031 of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 effectively declares the United States a battlefield, suspends the U.S. Constitution and essentially allows the President, through the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. military, to deploy assets in this war zone as he sees fit:
Section 1031 of the NDAA bill, which itself defines the entirety of the United States as a “battlefield,” allows American citizens to be snatched from the streets, carted off to a foreign detention camp and held indefinitely without trial. The bill states that “any person who has committed a belligerent act” faces indefinite detention, but no trial or evidence has to be presented, the White House merely needs to make the accusation.”