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U.S. Army Sponsored Re-education Camps?

GeoLaureate8
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11/14/2012 2:53:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
"A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for "political activists" to be pacified by "PSYOP officers" into developing an "appreciation of U.S. policies" while detained in prison camps inside the United States.

The document, entitled "FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations" ( http://info.publicintelligence.net... ) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in February 2010, but has now been leaked online.

The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States. International agencies like the UN and the Red Cross are named as partners in addition to domestic federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
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Remember, this is not restricted to insurgents in Iraq who are detained in prison camps " the manual makes it clear that the policies also apply "within U.S. territory" under the auspices of the DHS and FEMA. The document adds that, "Resettlement operations may require large groups of civilians to be quartered temporarily (less than 6 months) or semipermanently (more than 6 months)."
The historical significance of states using internment camps to re-educate detainees centers around the fact that it is almost exclusively practiced by repressive and dictatorial regimes like the former Soviet Union and Stalinist regimes like modern day North Korea."

http://www.infowars.com...

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11/14/2012 3:01:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/14/2012 2:53:12 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
"A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for "political activists" to be pacified by "PSYOP officers" into developing an "appreciation of U.S. policies" while detained in prison camps inside the United States.

The document, entitled "FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations" ( http://info.publicintelligence.net... ) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in February 2010, but has now been leaked online.

The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States. International agencies like the UN and the Red Cross are named as partners in addition to domestic federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
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Remember, this is not restricted to insurgents in Iraq who are detained in prison camps " the manual makes it clear that the policies also apply "within U.S. territory" under the auspices of the DHS and FEMA. The document adds that, "Resettlement operations may require large groups of civilians to be quartered temporarily (less than 6 months) or semipermanently (more than 6 months)."
The historical significance of states using internment camps to re-educate detainees centers around the fact that it is almost exclusively practiced by repressive and dictatorial regimes like the former Soviet Union and Stalinist regimes like modern day North Korea."

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Infowars.
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11/14/2012 3:08:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hey look it's the boy who cried Obama...what new exaggerated lie from a disreputable source does he have for us today I wonder
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GeoLaureate8
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11/14/2012 3:14:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/14/2012 3:01:43 PM, MilitaryAtheist wrote:
Infowars.

1. http://info.publicintelligence.net... That's not Infowars you dumbfvck.

2. That's not a valid response. You don't just dismiss the article without reading it. You are a fool. "Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance." -- Albert Einstein

3. Infowars is cited and reposted countless times by highly respected Drudge Report. Fox News and Breitbart have stolen stories straight from Infowars.

4. Alex Jones is consigned by Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Matt Drudge, Gerald Celente, Dr. Webster Tarpley, etc.

5. You are an idiot, you have no knowledge.
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GeoLaureate8
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11/14/2012 3:17:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/14/2012 3:08:38 PM, 000ike wrote:
Hey look it's the boy who cried Obama...what new exaggerated lie from a disreputable source does he have for us today I wonder

Quiet MSNBC boy. Why dont go thank Hurricane Sandy for getting Obama re-elected like your buddy Chris Matthews and Micheal Moore who wants to rip off Romney's genitals.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
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11/14/2012 3:22:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/14/2012 3:14:01 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 11/14/2012 3:01:43 PM, MilitaryAtheist wrote:
Infowars.

1. http://info.publicintelligence.net... That's not Infowars you dumbfvck.

2. That's not a valid response. You don't just dismiss the article without reading it. You are a fool. "Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance." -- Albert Einstein

3. Infowars is cited and reposted countless times by highly respected Drudge Report. Fox News and Breitbart have stolen stories straight from Infowars.

4. Alex Jones is consigned by Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Matt Drudge, Gerald Celente, Dr. Webster Tarpley, etc.

5. You are an idiot, you have no knowledge.

There's your problem.

Are you a troll or are you just an idiot?
GeoLaureate8
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11/14/2012 3:24:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/14/2012 3:22:02 PM, MilitaryAtheist wrote:
At 11/14/2012 3:14:01 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
3. Infowars is cited and reposted countless times by highly respected Drudge Report. Fox News and Breitbart have stolen stories straight from Infowars.

There's your problem.

Are you a troll or are you just an idiot?

Elaborate and I will address your concern.
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11/14/2012 3:38:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
He's saying Drudge, Fox, and Breitbart aren't respected.

Geo, the docs don't plan a particular operation, they lay out a contingency instruction manual just in case it ever needs done. The instruction manual's also useful if there's a civil war, the rebels are doing it, and points of weakness for the operation are needed to be known.

Cause, you know, that's the job of the people who write these manuals. Write something for any conceivable operation (conceivable militarily, not ideologically), because the US Army is all "We can do anything, given the proper resources" and if the US Army is ever given the resources for something and fails to know how the **** to do it, it looks bad.
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11/14/2012 4:42:43 PM
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I dunno, I think I can buy it. 3-56 provides for psychological operations (PSYOP) officers to:

"develop PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs (detained civilians) to accept US I/R (internment/resettlement) facility authority and regulations";

"identify political activists";

"develop and execute indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes";

"plan and execute a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of US policies and actions."

"Note. PSYOP personnel use comprehensive information, reorientation, and educational and vocational programs to prepare detainees and DCs for repatriation."

Further, Chapter 8 outlines the sophisticated education and care programs they would offer to detainees, providing, for example, targeted political orientation and limited visitation programs designed to utilize detainees' "vast social networks" and "propagate a favorable message about US and multinational forces."

"Beyond these general guidelines, a number of specific policies or approaches to the detention process will increase opportunities to exploit relevant cultural factors. The detention facilities should take advantage of the fact that they have a population of mostly military-aged men in a controlled environment. This is an excellent opportunity to address and reverse some of the factors that contribute to criminal behavior, antisocial activity, or support to indigenous insurgency efforts within or outside the facility."

Typically, when confronted by a mass of refugees or displaced persons, the state response is to turn them over to some kind of police authority, as demonstrated in the administration-by-military-police of these detention facilities. Having no real legal or political status (apart from the empty category of "displaced person" or some other filler), they get herded into detention camps where they can be processed and "dealt with". I mean, even the field manual acknowledges that particularized procedures will have to be established by quasi-sovereign authorities in the field to deal with unforeseen contingencies. These localized zones of exception are therefore areas in which, as Agamben has elsewhere diagnosed, the law is "in force without significance"--that is, it authorizes activity in the space of the law without actually prescribing anything; hence, the actual decisions (which are traditionally the hallmark of sovereignty) are instead made by the administrators managing public crises. This applies to camps of refugees, POWs, Japanese civilians, the Jewish denationalized, or even the residents of FEMA "tent-cities" [http://www.reuters.com...]. And, even if they are not "forced to stay", lockdown procedures--according to which there are "security guards at every door, including the showers", and "No one is allowed to go anywhere without showing their ID" (Papiere, bitte) expose these camps--which are, by process of elimination, the only legal option for the displaced and scattered--as still-another-example of the human capacity for reducing others to superfluous units in need of administration, the same capacity exemplified in military detention of "terrorists" and "combatants", or in the discipline-mindedness of zero-tolerance in schools [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com...] even in the poking and prodding of the TSA in airports (zones in which people are similarly "not forced to stay". And, given the field manual's gesture toward the "other federal agencies"--apart from FEMA, DHS, and the DoD--which may conceivably involve themselves in I/R operations, I suspect it's a possibility which could be manifested essentially anywhere, at any time, for any reason (the latter particularly because of the arbitrariness of administration during an exception).

Basically, I don't think it's earth-shattering to admit that numerous governments, including our own, deploy custodial camps to police and administrate masses of bodies which can't be dealt with by ordinary politics. We stigmatize other countries for it, including the totalitarian states of the 20th century--we know the US has done it (e.g., imprisoning Confederate sympathizers during the civil war, interning potential Axis sympathizers during WWII), continues to do it (Guantanamo Bay, Abu Gharib, FEMA tent-cities), and will probably continue doing it in the future (given legal warrant for exceptionalism in the form of domestic surveillance, extra-juridical drone-bombing, etc.). It seems like the only controversial element is "re-education", which also has obvious historical precedent, both abroad and domestically (e.g., wartime propaganda [http://en.wikipedia.org...], failed behavioral control experiments [http://en.wikipedia.org...][http://en.wikipedia.org...] [http://en.wikipedia.org...]); and, as has been explained, even the field manual suggests behavioral engineering and education programs designed to produce favorable evaluations of the presence/policy of occupiers.

So, given that most of this stuff either has occurred or is currently occurring, I don't get what people can object to, or on what basis. You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist, in the usual sense, to buy it.