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Garapan, Saipan (June 28, 2005)  Service members stand at attention as part of a joint-service color guard that was representing the U.S. military during a historic visit by the royal family of Japan. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko made their first-ever trip to commemorate a World War II battle. The royal couple took time on Saipan to visit sites and monuments that remember Japanese, island civilian and American fallen service members in order to affirm the friendship that has grown between Japan and the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Nathanael T. Miller (RELEASED)

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South Sudan rebel fire hits two U.S. military aircraft, wounding three American service members

Residents of Juba arrive at the UN compound on December 20, 2013 where they sought shelter. Attackers slaughtered at least 20 civilians sheltering in a UN base in Akobo, South Sudan in an attack in which two Indian peacekeepers died, the UN said Friday. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

Residents of the South Sudan capital Juba seek shelter at the U.N. compound on Friday.                                  TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

The military aircraft were en route to Bor, the scene of some of the nation’s most deadly violence over the past week. One service member is in critical condition.

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Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown

Alex Pappas
Daily Caller
Oct 5, 2013

In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the federal government shutdown.

“With the government shutdown, many [government service] and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work – not even to volunteer,” wrote John Schlageter, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, in an op-ed this week. “During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so.”

According to its website, the Archdiocese for the Military Services “provides the Catholic Church’s full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces.”

In his piece, Schlageter worries about this restriction as Sunday nears. “If the government shutdown continues through the weekend, there will be no Catholic priest to celebrate Mass this Sunday in the chapels at some U.S. military installations where non-active-duty priests serve as government contractors,” he wrote.

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Obama’s Syria Attack Resolution Authorizes Boots on the Ground

Plan for military intervention greases skids for war throughout the region, says Harvard professor

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
September 3, 2013

The Obama administration’s draft resolution for military intervention which Congress is set to vote on next week is so broad that it would authorize boots on the ground as well as regime change and open ended war throughout the entire region, according to Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003–2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002–2003.

In an article for the Lawfare Blog, Goldsmith reveals how the White House’s proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) would give Obama the power to deploy ground troops in Syria, despite the administration’s claims that it is only seeking to carry out “limited” strikes that have no connection to regime change.

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Military gives bonuses only to same-sex couples

Special wedding leave granted – above and beyond annual leave

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The U.S. military says it has a new benefit for same-sex couples who are in the Armed Services and want to get “married.”

And it’s a taxpayer-funded perk available only to same-sex duos, not heterosexual couples.

 It’s government-paid leave to travel to a state that recognizes same-sex “marriage.”

In an email today, Tony Perkins of Family Research Council explained what’s going on.

“A Supreme Court ruling earlier this year said that the federal government must give equal treatment to same-sex couples who have legally ‘married.’ But now the Pentagon wants to give a special, taxpayer-funded bonus to such couples – including a benefit that is not even available to heterosexual couples.”

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Movie: Game Over For Disarmed Americans

Infowars.com
July 16, 2013

Led by Senator Feinstein, Congress passes a complete ban on the Second Amendment.

The President does not veto the bill and the U.S. military is tasked with enforcing the ban.

Americans must now turn in their firearms.

Armed with well-oiled weapons set to full auto, troops begin their assault on a peaceful suburban family in their quiet household, all in the name of reducing “gun violence.”

The use of deadly force is justified.

But will they encounter resistance?

All the entries for the Operation Paul Revere contest are in. Showcased videos are selected for general interest and their selection does not imply that they are finalists or have met all the contest requirements.

All of the views expressed in the films are not necessarily endorsed by Infowars.

North Korea orders artillery to be combat ready, targeting U.S. bases

North Korea’s military

Soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) take part in the landing and anti-landing drills of KPA Large Combined Units 324 and 287 and KPA Navy Combined Unit 597, as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (not pictured) watches, in the eastern sector of the front and the east coastal area on March 25, 2013, in this picture released by the North's KCNA news agency in Pyongyang March 26, 2013. REUTERS-KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) inspects the second battalion under the Korean People's Army Unit 1973, honoured with the title of 'O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment', on March 23, 2013, in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang March 24, 2013. REUTERS-KCNA

SEOUL | Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:35am EDT

(Reuters) – North Korea said on Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to be combat ready, targeting U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America after U.S. bombers flew sorties threatening the North.

The order, issued in a statement from the North’s military “supreme command”, marks the latest fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang since the start of joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean forces early this month.

South Korea’s defense ministry said it saw no sign of imminent military action by North Korea.

“From this moment, the Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army will be putting into combat duty posture No. 1 all field artillery units, including long-range artillery units and strategic rocket units, that will target all enemy objects in U.S. invasionary bases on its mainland, Hawaii and Guam,” the North’s KCNA news agency said.

The North previously threatened nuclear attack on the United States and South Korea, although it is not believed to have the capability to hit the continental United States with an atomic weapon. But the U.S. military’s bases in the Pacific area are in range of its medium-range missiles.

South Korea’s defense ministry said it had detected no signs of unusual activity by the North’s military but will monitor the situation. The South and the U.S. military are conducting drills until the end of April, which they have stressed are strictly defensive in nature.

The North has previously threatened to strike back at the U.S. military accusing Washington of war preparations by using B-52 bombers which have flown over the Korean peninsula as part of the drills.

North Korea has said it has abrogated an armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War and threatened a nuclear attack on the United States.

(Reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Neil Fullick)

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Troops Deployed Ahead of Economic Collapse & Gun Confiscation

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The economic collapse, and ensuing civil unrest is coming – or so we’ve been told. Why else would Homeland Security buy up more than 2 billion bullets, purchase more than 2700 tanks and stock pile weaponry all while government white papers outline preparations for a martial law containment of society?

What is the Federal government preparing for?:
Feds Buy Two Billion Rounds of Ammunition
Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?
Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile
Army ‘Strategic Shock’ Report Says Troops May Be Needed To Quell U.S. Civil Unrest 
Detention Camp Order Follows Preparations For Civil Unrest 
HR 646: U.S. Preparing for Civil Unrest
Army Manual Outlines Plan To Kill Rioters, Demonstrators In America 
Civil Disturbance Operations (April 2006) [PDF]
U.S. Army Purchases Riot Gear As Fears Over Civil Unrest Grow
Federal Solicitation: 84–Riot Gear Solicitation Number: 0010165648 Agency: Department of the Army
Is DHS Preparing for Civil Unrest with Massive Ammo Order? 
Kentucky Guardsmen prepare for this weekend’s Derby
The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.
Washington Post: 20,000 More U.S. Troops To Be Deployed For “Domestic Security”
Unrest Caused by Bad Economy May Require Military Action, Report Says
Guardsmen to conduct urban training at Arcadia in April 
FM 3-29.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations
U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course
Washington on the Brazos Historic Site
Command and Control: Command and Control of Military Forces in the Homeland
Governors Lose in Power Struggle Over National Guard
National Guard of the United States
New Jersey Contracted RFID Evacuee Tracking Tech Just Days Before Sandy Formed 
Radiant RFID
TXSG Flies High With Austin Kite Festival

Ahead of that breakdown of society, Washington and the powers that control it have deployed troops across America to train for domestic operation and acclimate the public to their presence. The friendlies, engaging in benign and innocuous activities, will foster trust among the people and let down their guard when things go dark later. It is classic psyops at work.

In that context, we see an acceleration of National Guard and regular Army troops used at publicsporting events, in crowd control at festivals and operating with police in law enforcement checkpoints, all in violation of Posse Comitatus. Small examples of this have been occurring regularly in Texas, with a National or State Guard presence at kite festivalsTexas Independence celebrations and other public events.

For more on the presence of guard units controlling bus traffic at the Austin Kite Festival, read my earlier article: Military Patrol Austin Kite Festival in Martial Law Prep.

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