NDAA Military Detention Plots “Citizen Re-education” for Activist-Inmates

Posted: May 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The time for denial is over

Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, May 4, 2012

RELATED: Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps In America

A shocking U.S. Army manual that describes how political activists in prison camps will be indoctrinated by specially assigned psychological operations officers contains numerous clear references to the fact that the policies do apply domestically to U.S. citizens.

Despite the fact that the manual is well over 300 pages long and would take hours to read properly, within minutes of posting our story yesterday a minority of commenters were claiming that the policies outlined in the document only pertained to foreign combat operations and did not apply domestically to U.S. citizens.

This is similar to the denial witnessed prior to the passage of the NDAA when some argued that the indefinite detention provisions did not apply to American citizens despite numerous legal analysts asserting they did and President Barack Obama himself acknowledging they did when he signed the bill.

Click here to read the full document entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations.

The most alarming portion of the document appears on page 56 and makes it clear that detention camps will have PSYOP teams whose responsibility will be to use “indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes,” as well as targeting “political activists” with such indoctrination programs to provide “understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.”

Let’s make one thing clear – the manual primarily deals with enemy combatants captured and detained in foreign prison camps run by the U.S. Military. However, another thing that is just as clear from reading the manual in full is the fact that it also applies to citizens detained within the United States, whether they be DCs (displaced citizens) or “civilian internees,” in other words citizens who are detained for, “security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.”

Firstly, throughout the manual there are scores of references to how the U.S. Army would work together with the DHS, ICE and FEMA (page 24) to implement the policies “within U.S. territory” as part of “civil support operations” in the aftermath of “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories.” (page 38).

“The handling of DCs (displaced citizens) is also a mission that may be performed in support of disaster relief or other emergencies within the United States or U.S. territories during civil support operations,” states page 33. Page 56 also states that it is the responsibility of the PSYOP officer to “control detainee and DC populations during emergencies.”

“Resettlement conducted as a part of civil support operations will always be conducted in support of another lead agency (Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security)” states page 37.

All these passages make it clear that the policies outlined on page 56 are also applicable within U.S. territory as part of “civil support operations” conducted in partnership with domestic federal agencies like the DHS and ICE. The U.S. Immigration authorities have no role in detaining prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq and neither do other U.S. agencies also listed in the document such as the Public Health Service (page 224).

The document also contains numerous references to U.S. citizens (notably pages 13, 41). Page 13 notes how “U.S. citizens will be confined separately from detainees,” meaning they will be separated from foreign prisoners in the camps

On page 146 of the manual, we learn how prisoners in the camps are to be identified.

“The prisoner’s last name, first name, and middle initial are placed on the first line of a name board, and the prisoner’s social security number is placed on the second line.”

Last time I checked, the United States Social Security Administration was not responsible for handing out social security numbers to people in Afghanistan or Iraq.

On page 193 of the document, we learn that the policies outlined in the manual can be applied domestically. The language makes it clear that so long as the President passes an executive order to nullify Posse Comitatus, the law that forbids the military from engaging in domestic law enforcement, the policies “may be performed as domestic civil support operations.”

The manual states, “These operations may be performed as domestic civil support operations,” and adds that “The authority to approve resettlement such operations within U.S. territories,” would require a “special exception” to The Posse Comitatus Act, which can be obtained via “the President invoking his executive authority.”

These examples are just a handful of a plethora contained in the 326 page ‘Internment and Resettlement’ document which prove that the policies in the manual apply not only to foreign prisoners abroad, but also to American citizens within the United States.

On top of this, we have the 2009 story about how the National Guard posted a number of job listings looking for “Internment/Resettlement Specialists” to work in “civilian internee camps” within the United States.

The time for denial is over. People spent weeks arguing over the ‘indefinite detention’ provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act, ignoring assertions by top scholars and legal experts that the kidnapping provisions did apply to U.S. citizens.

It appears as though cognitive dissonance is causing some people to desperately search for any way of denying the shocking truth contained in these Army documents. This is particularly prevalent amongst Democrats and liberals, whose support for the cult of Barack Obama has blinded them to the fact that his administration is passing legislation which in many cases is far more draconian than anything Bush signed into law.

Take this comment for example from the Democratic Underground forum. Linking to our article from yesterday, a user writes, “A friend of mine just posted (as he usually does) a ridiculous article from InfoWars and it’s pissing me off to no end. I’m trying to find stuff to continuously disprove this drivel, and I’m probably wasting my time. Anyone able to help on this particular “story”?”

The individual does not even have the inclination to look at the source document to find out if the story is true, they would rather just throw out ad hominem insults like “ridiculous” and “drivel”. Rather than being “pissed off” at the frightening language contained in the U.S. Army manual, the individual is “pissed off” at Infowars for reporting on it.

Yes, the U.S. Army has really written a manual which details re-education camps. Yes, the manual does apply to U.S. citizens domestically. Denying these manifestly provable facts will not make the threat go away. This is not an imaginary monster under the bed.

The time for denial is over.


Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

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  1. Gerd says:

    The Germans have been nicely re-educated. They don’t even feel it any longer seemingly and feel relatively free, even many adore the allies. It’s called the Stockholm-Syndrome, love the victors and do not feel so bad for your losses. We learned to speak politically correct so we do not loose jobs and honor and our bank accounts.

    Re-education does not really work at the end. People adjust to survive but then try to bypass the system soon enough in any way they can. Ask in secret…. in Germany what they think about the 12 million people who died in the hands of the allies after the war and they will whisper that more people died after the war in Germany than during the entire war… and perhaps the the crimes of the German become ever more as times goes by because they, the allies, want to cover up their own horrible and unforgotten crimes against humanity. People feel disgusted that they are not allowed to properly grief still today for the dead. Re-education without humanity is nothing. It won’t work because people want to love even if their ancestors did mistakes, it was not always so. All encestors of humanity deserve honor for the lessons they teach us – even the hard ones, Everything needs to be integrated and not suppressed.

    re-education only works as so far as we adjust to survive. We, as most humans, care about human values the most nit governmental ideologies, most of which are always sinful and inhuman.

    Looking forward how re-education works in th US when everybody is so toxed out about the current corporative media, owned by a few families worldwide. I believe that we are as humans to intelligent to be re-educated by people who have not enough humanity left to avoid wars. Re-education based on oppression suppression is wrong. What we need to name and solve actively the problems we face and most people get willingly ready to roll their sleeves up and work. We need to stress the woird: willingly.

    People are most likely willing to re-educate themselves based on that which is based on human values and common sense.

    • Thanks for commenting, Gerd! Everyone who knows my book, Extreme Prejudice, will know that “re-education” to justify abusive imprisonment without right to due process backfires badly!! I was forced to endure psychological counseling that asked the question: “How can I adjust my behavior to please George Bush?” (Obviously I was the trouble maker, because Truth was a BITCH! I despised them one and all. I refused to back down, though I stood completely alone. So I can promise all of you that re-education will fail. However I have no doubt that they will try very hard to succeed. It was the most bitter and terrifying experience of my life!

  2. Bakr Fakhri says:

    This looks like a provisional program to defuse a civil war, and all you have until today is peaceful protest by concerned, enlightened civilians, I still dont see the problem other than the money being wasted to set up the program which will never be used for anything

  3. the democratic underground forum is the stupidest forum I have ever seen I posted only once, an ad for dention officers from you tube and another you tube video about the Fema camps by Jesse Ventura. This is the only post I ever have had on that forum. Now, “Posting privileges for the account 1caractere have been revoked. See Democratic Underground’s Terms of Service for more information. ”
    That is simply asinine.

    • NO!!!! You’re b–sh–=!!!! SERIOUSLY!!! If Democrat leaders think they can hide their attacks on freedom from the American people during the 2012 elections, they are DEAD WRONG. NO BLOODY WAY are Americans going to FORGIVE these sorts of abuses. Democrat voters should be dismayed by such a wrong headed attitude. Everybody who loves America should be defending our beautiful freedom right now.

      Speak now, or forever hold your peace, people!!! SPEAK!!@!

  4. jos boersema says:

    Hello, I would like to say that for the lack of concern of other nations such as Chille, Vietnam, Iraq and others, the Americans are going to get their own medicine. That is both natural and moral, so that maybe once having experienced the horrors of tyranny they will not want to do that to other people. The red nation also suffered badly at the hands of America, and so did the Africans. Americans have no regrets yet, even in the article above it says that Americans should worry *because* it also concerns them. Why shouldn’t they worry when it concerns Afghans and Iraqis too ?! They should worry about that as badly as they do their own. I know Susan does but one person does not equal the whole Empire of people. American extreme abuses in the world must stop. If America has to be destroyed to accomplish that, then that is the way to go. American abuses can no longer be tolerated, they have shown to be pittiless (in general, the people here are probable the few that do care).

    Having said that: you should organize military uprising immediately, to kill the death squads once they enter the neighborhoods, and when necessary to destroy the above camps if torture is suspected. That requires training, organization, logistics, and that equals preparation. The time may already be too late but you should get organized now. I think you should organize only around freedom of speech and organization, that way you keep it simple and can draw in many fighters. In a real civil war it matters who wins the war almost as much as who is right, it has to be effective and has to actually win (see my page for extensive planning for this and a lot more too, thanks, all free not commercial; you need it I think, where is the uprising ? where is the struggle ?) jos boersema the Netherlands

    • Tragically correct– America’s going to experience a police state like so many others. In the past decade, the war on Terrorism has created authoritarian security apparatus in Iraq, for example, much worse than Saddam ever could have dreamed. Yet we have innoculated ourselves from criticism, declaring that since we are a free people, who rejoice in democracy, we should not be judged capable of cruelty, or depriving others of freedom. We should be exempt from the international laws and mores.

      I’m afraid for what’s ahead. It’s going to be very ugly–

      • jos boersema says:

        I am also afraid for you and the good people in the U$A who actively oppose what’s happening, and also for the Jews because they always seem to get it worst. But you know you can always flee to the Netherlands Susan, I don’t see a police state happening here yet.

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