Unusual troop movements

If you followed my rants on Facebook many moons ago, you will remember I had posted a note regarding a US Army brigade that had been sent home from Iraq to train for “civilian” operations. The article appeared in the Army Times sometime in October 2008.


The question at the time was why even think of using the Army for civilian operations? It is not like we don’t have numerous entities and agencies that are supposed to cover what the 3rd infantry, 1st brigade Combat Team is sent home to do ostensibly. The army is a fairly blunt tool and not at all adapted to operate in a civilian, urban environment in the West.

Here is an opinion as to why we should be weary of using the Army in developed societies:


Anyway, since then, that tidbit of information lay dormant … till now…

Now, I can’t find an actual official source other than a rumor or hearsay if you will. However, I’ve come across this article today:


The rumor has it that: “This afternoon a local radio talk show host reported that he had been in contact with a member of the military.¬† This military source stated that the armed forces have been alerted to the strong possibility that civil unrest may occur in the United States this summer, prior to the midterm elections of 2010.

The source described this as ‘our long, hot summer of discontent’ that could be eerily reminiscent of the summer of 1968 when riots broke out in many of our largest cities.

If you follow this blog, you know I contend we’ve reached the end of the inflationary cycle. If I am right, this means that by now government is the single largest actor in the economy (check), that profits are concentrated in the finance industry (check), tax revenue at state and federal level is waning (check), social expenditure is curtailed (check), scandals will come to light on a monthly basis (check) and unemployment keeps rising (check).

So that if I am right, civil unrest is not at all an impossibility and revolution moves up the scale of probabilities.

If I am right and we have reached the end of the inflationary cycle, then obviously some other officials know this too and have known for at the very least as long as I have known; that would be about five years. In this case, advance preparation is exactly what I too would do.

The thing is that the inflationary dynamic moves over very long periods of time. Since we are all on a US$ fiat monetary system based on floating exchange rates, we must all contend with an inflationary dynamic that goes back to the inception of the modern Dollar in 1913. That’s just shy of 100 years ago.

If indeed this is the end of our ability to induce inflation into the monetary system, then the break-down of society is guaranteed and, following through this line of thought, so is a great dislocation of global proportions that this time around, in my opinion, will take the form of a global conflict.

So that if I am right and if I were in the shoes of the leadership, I too would be preparing well in advance by small increments so as not to make a big splash in the media. I mean, you don’t just redeploy a brigade without anyone noticing and if you do so in a hurry then people panic. This is may very well be the application of the principle of the boiling frog at work here.


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3 Responses to “Unusual troop movements”

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  2. JHC!!! This sort of news on a Saturday is peculiar…. « Guido's temple of the absurd Says:

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  3. David W. Lincoln Says:

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