Friday, February 08, 2008

InfraGard and Martial Law

This is not from Rense. This is from the venerable liberal publication The Progressive.
Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial law.
This business owner says he attended a small InfraGard meeting where agents of the FBI and Homeland Security discussed in astonishing detail what InfraGard members may be called upon to do.

“The meeting started off innocuously enough, with the speakers talking about corporate espionage,” he says. “From there, it just progressed. All of a sudden we were knee deep in what was expected of us when martial law is declared. We were expected to share all our resources, but in return we’d be given specific benefits.” These included, he says, the ability to travel in restricted areas and to get people out.

But that’s not all.

“Then they said when—not if—martial law is declared, it was our responsibility to protect our portion of the infrastructure, and if we had to use deadly force to protect it, we couldn’t be prosecuted,” he says.


Blogger liquiddaddy said...

Amy Winehouse better hope she doesn't get a vise for the grammys.

9:07 AM  
Blogger The Tim Report said...

As a member of Operating Engineers,Local 501 in Los Angeles,Ca.
I was employed fron 1971-78 at the Safeway Stores distribution center in Santa Fe Springs,Ca. about 25 miles south of L.A.
In early 1977 after a tough and violent strike(4 1/2 months) sanctioned by the Meatcutters union, we returned to to work and witnessed the "hardening" of the perimeter fencing,replacing the 6' chain link with 12' cinderblock topped with razor wire.
When our shop steward inquired about the terms of the contract for construction he reported back to the membership,that this was being done based on"National and Local Security",and in case of food riots the autorities would have the upper hand during "Martial Law!.
L.A. Police Chief,,Daryl Gates was the spearhead for the order.
Having experienced that action over 30 years ago and to see the surprise reaction today is truly deja vu!
I am 60 years old and I believe you best wake up and take stock in what is and has happened in your work/neighborhood that will one day, come back to haunt you!

8:19 PM  

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