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Geneva Conventions Redefined – Part 2: Militarization of the Coast Guard

GALVESTON, Texas - Members from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston conducted on-water Level II tactical coxswain training in the Galveston Channel, April 8, 2010. The drill was conducted in preparation for the units upcoming deployment in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo and the U.S. Southern Command. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Renee C. Aiello.

By Lt. Eric N. Shine, USNR – USMMRR/ USMMA KP

As explained in Part 1 of this series, the Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chair of the Joint Chiefs, the civilian Secretaries of the Department of Defense, Secretary of the Navy and others including President Bush and President Obama have constructed an end run around the Constitution.

This has been carried out through use of the U.S. Coast Guard in its movement from the Department of Transportation, not to the Department of Defense, but into the newly formed, but long planned Department of Homeland Security in 2003. Doing so as if it had just come from the Department of Defense somehow. A convoluted series of legal, political, and even extra-judicial machinations have taken place over a long period of time to bring about this troubling extra-legal and unlawful coup d’état by the military-industrial complex to subjugate civilian populations to its military authority. Continue reading

Geneva Conventions Redefined – Part 1: The New U.S Department of War

By Lt. Eric Shine USNR – USMMRR/ USMMA KP

Most people are unaware of a larger picture developing over the course of the past seven or eight decades, or somehow they are willingly choosing to ignore it. This still-developing image portrays matters requiring a greater knowledge of world history, a higher degree of self-education and a more global perspective to recognize and decipher.

Probably the most remarkable change occurring and still underway is a complete militarization of everything in the United States, if not around the world. The most disturbing sign of this breach of civilian commons today by the military, comes in the form of or the creation, or should I say recreation, as it had once been known up and until 1946, of a new or at least reinvigorated Department of War, which is no longer a “Department of Defense,” to ward off foreign invasion.  Continue reading

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