FEMA sources confirm coming martial law

Wayne Madsen
October 8, 2008

WMR has learned from knowledgeable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sources that the Bush administration is putting the final touches on a plan that would see martial law declared in the United States with various scenarios anticipated as triggers. The triggers include a continuing economic collapse with massive social unrest, bank closures resulting in violence against financial institutions, and another fraudulent presidential election that would result in rioting in major cities and campuses around the country.

In addition, Army Corps of Engineer sources report that the assignment of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) to the Northern Command’s U.S. Army North is to augment FEMA and federal law enforcement in the imposition of traffic controls, crowd control, curfews, enhanced border and port security, and neighborhood patrols in the event a national emergency being declared. The BCT was assigned to duties in Iraq before being assigned to the Northern Command.



I hope like hell he's wrong. Of course, like many of Mr. Madsen's reports, we have no way of verifying the core claim. Lots of anecdotal action going on to support the general idea, but it's not like the current Congress is liable to impeach him or prosecute him after he's out of power either.

I suspect that deals are being made, and Martial Law is not necessary. I hope like hell I'm right.

It feels like a gradual shift into fascism, not an overnight shift.

I fear that this is actual fear-mongering, more than Naomi Wolf's identification and categorization of external fascist symptoms.

Mike Ruppert's take on martial law


"Simple mathematics argues against this likelihood however. There are nowhere near enough troops inside the country to impose martial law. The military is stretched beyond belief and the combat veterans are worn out from multiple deployments and Stop Gap. The soldiers and Marines are not in a good mood. They want to go home to take care of their families. Martial law won't fly; not with 270 million firearms in private hands. Hell, probably two thirds of all law enforcement personnel in the country have just seen their pensions cut in half or worse. I think about the martial law possibility about the same way that I have always viewed the likelihood of a U.S. attack on Iran. It isn't going to happen."

He might be correct. I hope he is.


Blackwater? I'm not concerned about the U.S. striking Iran as much as I'm concerned that Israel will do it.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

I'm not saying it definitely

I'm not saying it definitely isn't going to happen. The great Naomi Wolf has written some alarming and illuminating things on the subject and of course people should be worried.

This is just my personal opinion, echoing Ruppert's:

With or without Blackwater, they'd still be going against a people with 270 million firearms at hand. If there's going to be widespread resistance, they wouldn't stand much of a chance, I guess. How could they possibly contain an uprising all across the US? Just from a practical point of view, that's why I think the powers that be wouldn't risk martial law if they can avoid it. Mike Ruppert says so, and he's usually one of the biggest fearmongers out there.

And I don't think Israel's going to attack Iran soon. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't find an Israeli attack likely at this point in time.