Leaked US Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps In USAia
Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars, May 3 2012
A leaked US 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 US policies” while detained in prison camps inside the US. The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in Feb 2010, but has now been leaked online. The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the US. 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. The document makes it clear that the policies apply “within US territory” and involve, “DOD support to US civil authorities for domestic emergencies, and for designated law enforcement and other activities,” including “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the US and its territories.” The manual states, “These operations may be performed as domestic civil support operations,” and adds that “The authority to approve resettlement such operations within US territories,” would require a “special exception” to The Posse Comitatus Act, which can be obtained via “the President invoking his executive authority.” The document also makes reference to identifying detainees using their “social security number.”
Aside from enemy combatants and other classifications of detainees, the manual includes the designation of “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.” Once the detainees have been processed into the internment camp, the manual explains how they will be “indoctrinated,” with a particular focus on targeting political dissidents, into expressing support for US policies. The re-education process is the responsibility of the “Psychological Operations Officer,” whose job it is to design “PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept US I/R facility authority and regulations,” according to the document. The manual lists the following roles that are designated to the “PSYOP team”:
- Identifies malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.
- Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes.
- Identifies political activists.
- Provides loudspeaker support (such as administrative announcements and facility instructions when necessary).
- Helps the military police commander control detainee and DC populations during emergencies.
- Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of US policies and actions.
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 US 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. We have exhaustively documented preparations for the mass internment of citizens inside USAia, but this is the first time that language concerning the re-education of detainees, in particular political activists, has cropped up in our research.
In 2009, the National Guard posted a number of job opportunities looking for “Internment/Resettlement Specialists” to work in “civilian internee camps” within the US. In December last year it was also revealed that Halliburton subsidiary KBR is seeking sub-contractors to staff and outfit “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the US. In 2006, KBR was contracted by Homeland Security to build detention centers designed to deal with “an emergency influx of immigrants into the US” or the rapid development of unspecified “new programs” that would require large numbers of people to be interned. Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border, the same pretense used in the language of the KBR request for services. During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of US citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.” Under the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed by Obama on New Year’s Eve, US citizens can be kidnapped and detained indefinitely without trial. Read a portion of the Internment and Resettlement Operations manual below.
The following portions of the document make it clear that the policies apply “within US territory” (as well as abroad in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan) and that domestic federal agencies are involved.
Yes, The Re-Education Camp Manual Does Apply Domestically to US Citizens
Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars, May 4 2012
A shocking US 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 US 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 US 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 US citizens despite numerous legal analysts asserting they did and Obama himself acknowledging they did when he signed the bill.
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 US 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 US 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 US, 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 US Army would work together with the DHS, ICE and FEMA (p 24) to implement the policies “within US territory” as part of “civil support operations” in the aftermath of “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the US and its territories.” (p 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 US or US territories during civil support operations,” states p 33. P 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 p 37.
All these passages make it clear that the policies outlined on p 56 are also applicable within US territory as part of “civil support operations” conducted in partnership with domestic federal agencies like the DHS and ICE. The US Immigration authorities have no role in detaining prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq and neither do other US agencies also listed in the document such as the Public Health Service (p 224). The document also contains numerous references to US citizens (notably pp 13, 41). Page 13 notes how “US citizens will be confined separately from detainees,” meaning they will be separated from foreign prisoners in the camps. On p 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 US Social Security Administration was not responsible for handing out social security numbers to people in Afghanistan or Iraq. On p 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 US 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 US citizens within the US. 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 US 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 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 US Army manual, the individual is “pissed off” at Infowars for reporting on it. Yes, the US Army has really written a manual which details re-education camps. Yes, the manual does apply to US 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.