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America
12-20-2008, 04:22 PM
Pentagon resources and U.S. troops may be used if needed to quell protests and bank runs during an economic crisis, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute reported.

"Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security," the War College study states.

Incidents of economic collapse, terrorism and disruption of legal order could require deployment of forces within the U.S., it said.

A "strategic shock" could require the nation to use "military force against hostile groups inside the United States."

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has warned that advanced nations could face civil unrest during distressful economic times

"[S]ocial unrest may happen in many countries including advanced economies" if the economic crises are not properly dealt with, Strauss-Kahn said.

"He added that violent protests could break out in countries worldwide if the financial system was not restructured to benefit everyone rather than a small elite," London's Guardian reported.

In a recession where consumer spending is plummeting, foreclosures are rampant, workers are losing jobs, credit is tight and markets are strained, some are warning about a worst-case scenario.

Last month, trends forecaster Gerald Celente told Fox News that America will morph into the first "undeveloped" nation of the world by 2012. He said there will be a tax revolution marked by "food riots, squatter rebellion, tax revolts and job marches." He also said by 2012, the holidays will be more about getting food rather than gifts.

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., said Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson considered the prospect of civil unrest while he pushed for September's Wall Street bailout even suggesting martial law might be essential.

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama's pick for secretary of Homeland Security, would not provide comment to the Business Journal on the possibility of civil unrest during economic crisis. But state and local police indicated that they have trained for such an event.

"The Phoenix Police Department is not expecting any civil unrest at this time, but we always train to prepare for any civil unrest issue. We have a Tactical Response Unit that trains continually and has deployed on many occasions for any potential civil unrest issue," Phoenix Police spokesman Andy Hill said.

"We have well established plans in place for such civil unrest," Scottsdale Police spokesman Mark Clark told the Business Journal.

Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy Chief Dave Trombi concurred: "We're prepared."

Nick Dranias, director of constitutional government at the libertarian Goldwater Institute, told the Phoenix Business Journal declaration of martial law would allow U.S. armed forces to control civilian authorities.

While he said the Posse Comitatus Act limits the military's role in domestic law enforcement, he referenced a 1994 U.S. Defense Department Directive (DODD 3025) that gives military commanders authority during domestic emergencies to "save lives, prevent suffering or mitigate great property damage," according to the report.

"I don't think it's likely," he said. "But it's not impossible."

Link:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=83977

SeniorChief
12-20-2008, 06:25 PM
Hopefully I will be recalled to active duty. Please issue a Billy Club and a taser. I will take it from there.

Cat slave
12-20-2008, 07:43 PM
Are you saying you would take up arms against your fellow Americans????:disbelief:

doctordog
12-20-2008, 09:19 PM
Pentagon resources and U.S. troops may be used if needed to quell protests and bank runs during an economic crisis, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute reported.

"Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security," the War College study states.

Incidents of economic collapse, terrorism and disruption of legal order could require deployment of forces within the U.S., it said.

A "strategic shock" could require the nation to use "military force against hostile groups inside the United States."

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has warned that advanced nations could face civil unrest during distressful economic times

"[S]ocial unrest may happen in many countries including advanced economies" if the economic crises are not properly dealt with, Strauss-Kahn said.

"He added that violent protests could break out in countries worldwide if the financial system was not restructured to benefit everyone rather than a small elite," London's Guardian reported.

In a recession where consumer spending is plummeting, foreclosures are rampant, workers are losing jobs, credit is tight and markets are strained, some are warning about a worst-case scenario.

Last month, trends forecaster Gerald Celente told Fox News that America will morph into the first "undeveloped" nation of the world by 2012. He said there will be a tax revolution marked by "food riots, squatter rebellion, tax revolts and job marches." He also said by 2012, the holidays will be more about getting food rather than gifts.

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., said Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson considered the prospect of civil unrest while he pushed for September's Wall Street bailout even suggesting martial law might be essential.

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama's pick for secretary of Homeland Security, would not provide comment to the Business Journal on the possibility of civil unrest during economic crisis. But state and local police indicated that they have trained for such an event.

"The Phoenix Police Department is not expecting any civil unrest at this time, but we always train to prepare for any civil unrest issue. We have a Tactical Response Unit that trains continually and has deployed on many occasions for any potential civil unrest issue," Phoenix Police spokesman Andy Hill said.

"We have well established plans in place for such civil unrest," Scottsdale Police spokesman Mark Clark told the Business Journal.

Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy Chief Dave Trombi concurred: "We're prepared."

Nick Dranias, director of constitutional government at the libertarian Goldwater Institute, told the Phoenix Business Journal declaration of martial law would allow U.S. armed forces to control civilian authorities.

While he said the Posse Comitatus Act limits the military's role in domestic law enforcement, he referenced a 1994 U.S. Defense Department Directive (DODD 3025) that gives military commanders authority during domestic emergencies to "save lives, prevent suffering or mitigate great property damage," according to the report.

"I don't think it's likely," he said. "But it's not impossible."

Link:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=83977


This kind of negative thinking is why the economy is where it is to begin with. Are you affiliated with one of the liberal networks?

ROdger Right
12-20-2008, 10:29 PM
Id think the economy is where its at because of insane rules from banking institutions and overall corrupt acts among other things.
First comes the misuse of power then the desperate act of holding on to that power. If those uprisings do happen im sure we will be branded a s milatants or terrorists but this is why we hold on to our 2nd amendment to destroy our government when it is necessary, thank you Thomas Jefferson for giving me this right.

Mr. Blue
12-21-2008, 12:42 AM
People make it like the military hasn't been used before to restore order during times of crisis. Now every hurricane that happens we have the national guard in place to prevent looting, rioting, or some flavor of that.

During heightened terror alerts you see military in Penn Station in NY...zomg, the military, yikes.

This basically is saying if there's mass rioting, terrorism, etc, that the military will be used to secure the situation and to that I say...no duh! We're not going to become a Mad Max movie overnight...

Cat slave
12-21-2008, 01:42 AM
No, certainly not overnight! It has taken years of intense devotion by renegade
politicians and power mongers to arrive at this spot in history.

Mr, gone
12-21-2008, 02:57 AM
People, get it through your heads that any civil un-rest will not be tolerated by our enslaving government. Resistance is futile with todays weapon technology! The only choice is to leave the country, or bend over and take it!:taunt:

Mr. Blue
12-21-2008, 09:10 AM
Resistance is futile

Oh you Star Trek Nerd...oh wait, umm, by me knowing this fact that makes me...umm...errr..umm...never mind.

Smurf-Herder
12-21-2008, 12:29 PM
The Domestic use of the military is policy, but intended primarily for the chaos following a WMD attack. Unless you want the country going Mad Max.

This article has a lot of details on the legal and departmental mechanisms for it.

Bush administration claims U.S. military can police American citizens

By Michael Webster, Syndicated Investigative Reporter

The Bush administration claims that the use of the military to support civil authorities stems from core national values as expressed in the Constitution. Article I, Section 8.

It states, “Congress shall have power... to provide for calling forth the Militia to execute laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections, and repel Invasions.” Article II, Section 3 states the President, “...shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” The 10th Amendment reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it, are reserved to the States respectively...,” providing the basis that Federal government support, including DoD assistance, is provided in support of State and local authorities.

According to Gerry J. Gilmore of "Family Security Matters reports that Pentagon officials have established a new rapid-response joint task force and plan to create two more in coming years to bolster assistance to civil authorities following potential chemical, biological or nuclear attacks or natural disasters, a senior U.S. official said.

These new units will team with other federal agencies in support of local responders following chemical, biological or nuclear terror attacks on the homeland or during natural disasters, Paul McHale, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and Americas’ security affairs, told reporters recently.

The establishment of the new units “builds upon a decade of improving [Defense Department] capabilities to deal with a domestic terrorist attack involving a weapon of mass destruction,” McHale said.

The first new 4,700-member task force was assigned to a component of U.S. Northern Command on Oct. 1, 2008 McHale said. The new unit, he said, is built around a core of active-duty soldiers from the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Stewart, Ga. This task force, he said, falls under the control of Northcom’s Joint Force Land Component Command, U.S. Army North, in San Antonio.

Plans are to stand up the other two new joint task forces in 2010 and 2011, respectively, McHale said. These units, he said, mostly will comprise reserve component personnel from all the military services.

Each task force will be capable of performing tasks such as medical response, decontamination, technical rescue, patient evacuation, and communications and logistics support, to include air and land transportation assets for transport of supplies, people and equipment, according to U.S. Army North documents.

The task forces would be ordered into action by the president, McHale said, following requests for disaster-relief assistance from state governors.

The Bush administration indicates that the President is authorized by the Constitution and Title 10 (10 USC 331–334) to suppress insurrections, rebellions, and domestic violence. After issuing a Cease and Desist Order, the President issues an executive order that directs the Attorney General and the SECDEF to take appropriate steps to disperse insurgents and restore law and order. The Attorney General is then responsible to coordinate the federal response to domestic civil disturbances. The restrictions of the Posse Comitatus Act no longer apply to federal troops executing the orders of the President to quell the disturbance in accordance with Rules of the Use of Force (RUF) approved by the DoD General Counsel and the Attorney General.

Even though McHale said, the new units do not conduct law-enforcement missions. And further stated in the event of civil disturbances and some other types of national emergencies, other designated U.S. military units could be ordered by the president to help civil authorities establish order as part of the Garden Plot domestic security plan. However the USNORTHCOM Concept Plan (CONPLAN) 2502 (Civil Disturbance Operations), is the plan for supporting state and local authorities during civil disturbances. This plan serves as the foundation for any CDO operation and standardizes most activities and command relationships. Tasks performed by military forces may include joint patrolling with law enforcement officers; securing key buildings, memorials, intersections and bridges; and acting as a quick reaction force. The JTF commander, a general officer, coordinates all DoD support with the Senior Civilian Representative of the Attorney General (SCRAG). DoD will usually establish a JTF headquarters near where the Attorney General’s local representative is based.

Garden Plot is the DoD Civil Disturbance Plan, the generic Operations Plan [OPLAN] for military support related to domestic civil disturbances. The department of the Army Civil Disturbance Plan (DA GARDEN PLOT), is the governing publication for planning, deployment, employment, and redeployment of federal military resources involved in countering domestic civil disturbances. Military assistance to Federal, State, and local government (including government of U.S. territories) and their law enforcement agencies for civil disturbances and civil disturbance operations, including response to terrorist incidents, are referred to cumulatively as "Military Assistance for Civil Disturbances (MACDIS)."

The DoD Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support (2005) defines Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) as, “DoD support, including federal military forces, the Department’s career civilian and contractor personnel, and DoD agency and component assets, for domestic emergencies and for designated law enforcement and other activities.” It notes that DSCA is also often referred to as Civil Support. There has been discussion in some DoD offices of distinguishing between the two terms: Civil Support as a total force construct with DSCA involving Federal support only and not include the National Guard in Title 32 or State Active Duty status. But as of 2008 they remained essentially synonymous.

Civil disturbances are riots, acts of violence, insurrections, unlawful obstructions or assemblages, or other disorders prejudicial to public law and order. The term civil disturbance includes all domestic conditions requiring or likely to require the use of Federal Armed Forces pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 15 of Title 10, United States Code.

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 (PCA), subsequent amendments and policy decisions prohibits the use of federal military forces (to include Reserve forces) to perform internal police functions. PCA thus restricts the type of support DoD can provide domestic law enforcement organizations. There are a wide variety of exceptions to the PCA and the law essentially gives the President all the authority he needs to employ DoD forces inside the U.S. although there may appropriately be political consequence that would inhibit such employment.

The term posse comitatus [po.si komitei.tAs, -tius , [med. (Anglo) L., force of the county: see prec. and county.] applies to the 'The force of the county’; the body of men above the age of fifteen in a county (exclusive of peers, clergymen, and infirm persons), whom the sheriff may summon or ‘raise’ to repress a riot or for other purposes; also, a body of men actually so raised and commanded by the sheriff.

In the United States the posse comitatus was perhaps most important on the Western frontier (there known as a posse), but it has been preserved as an institution in many states. Sheriffs and other peace officers have the authority to summon the power of the county. In some counties it is a crime to refuse assistance. In general, members of a posse comitatus have been permitted to use force if necessary to achieve a posse’s legitimate ends, but state laws differ as to the legal liability of one who in good faith aids an officer himself acting beyond his authority.

Congress sought to terminate the prevalent use of federal soldiers in civilian law enforcement roles in the South during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 created general prohibition against use of military personnel in civilian law enforcement. The most renowned statutory exception has been traditionally referred to as The Insurrection Acts (10 USC 331–334) that were modified and renamed to Enforcement of the Laws to Restore Public Order by the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The new language clarifies Presidential authority to invoke the acts for situations resulting from natural disasters and other emergencies.

Military resources may be employed in support of civilian law enforcement operations in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories and possessions only in the parameters of the Constitution and laws of the United States and the authority of the President and the Secretary of Defense, including delegations of that authority through this Directive or other means.

The primary responsibility for protecting life and property and maintaining law and order in the civilian community is vested in the State and local governments. Supplementary responsibility is vested by statute in specific Agencies of the Federal Government other than the Department of Defense. The President has additional powers and responsibilities under the Constitution of the United States to ensure that law and order are maintained.

The mission at NORTHCOM is to anticipate events in the homeland and to be prepared to respond, to either prevent the attacks or defeat them if they occur and then to mitigate the consequences of those attacks should they occur. In addition, NORTHCOM has a secondary mission to provide defense support to civil authorities. It's an old mission that the Army used to lump together under the Garden Plot scenario, in that there was always a brigade that was prepared to respond to civil disturbances.



"Our job at NORTHCOM is to ensure that if there's a seam or a gap there that we're thinking of how we could fill that with some other capability out of" the Defense Department "What that has forced us to do it is think about, 'How do you solve that time/distance problem, even on a short-notice event. And so I have access to capabilities now that I didn't have a year or two ago that I can move very quickly to fill that need. said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., commander of United States Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Commander.

"For example, if there were something that occurred in the El Paso area that the Texas National Guard might not have a capability immediately available to respond, but Fort Bliss did in an active-duty unit, then I would pull that active-duty unit out and make that available to the state to assist."

They are being staged and immediately available as emergency "on call" units for use against terrorist threats on the nation's border and local disasters, said Gen. Renuart Jr.


Possibly the greatest challenge will be to support National Guard and reserve forces feeling the strain of repeated deployments that also have depleted equipment supplies. Guard units respond to natural disasters as well as bridge collapses and other human-caused incidents Renuart said.

The Coast Guard, as well as the other Services, is required to maintain support plans. GARDEN PLOT is the name applicable to such service plans. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of operational commanders should reflect guidance herein. Military assistance to civil authorities is a peacetime matter, not to be confused with military support of civil defense (MSCD), which is a wartime function.

DOD task force operations to quell civil disturbances off military property can be initiated only by Presidential order. Cases of such initiation in the past occurred during the urban political and racial unrest in the Vietnam era when federal troops were deployed on a number of occasions. GARDEN PLOT operations may include terrorist incidents, though the FBI, not the Army, will then be the lead agent. In the event of civil unrest upon the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, where in the Coast Guard has standing statutory responsibility, Coast Guard units will in all likelihood be legitimately involved in law enforcement operations well before any Presidential invocation of civil disturbance plans. The Coast Guard character for law enforcement and cooperation with civil authorities is much broader than that of DOD services. DOD services are subject to law enforcement restrictions that are not applicable to the Coast Guard.

Cooperation with other services in GARDEN PLOT operations is paramount and requires particular understanding of task force constitution and chains of command. Civil disturbance planning cannot be deliberate in that force mix and locales are obviously indeterminate. Guidance herein will provide a basis for Coast Guard participation and related area and district supplemental instructions or other directives. Actual Coast Guard participation will in all likelihood be the logical extension of traditional law enforcement functions.

The Insurrection Act permitted the President to call the militia into Federal service to suppress insurrections and to enforce the law, including when State authorities were unable or unwilling to secure the Constitutional rights of their citizens. Rarely in U.S. history has this authority been employed. In fact, the National Guard has been federalized under the provisions of the Insurrection Act only ten (10) times since World War II.

It is believed by critic's and other patriots that the U.S. Government plans to exercise these options and imprison citizen decedents.

http://www.borderfirereport.net/michael-webster/bush-administration-claims-u.s.-military-can-police-american-citizens.html

ROdger Right
12-21-2008, 06:00 PM
People, get it through your heads that any civil un-rest will not be tolerated by our enslaving government. Resistance is futile with todays weapon technology! The only choice is to leave the country, or bend over and take it!:taunt:
So the point of this is the government offers me slavery or death.
You would think that being an American you would have more sense than to think we would fight the milatary head on. The fight will come to those who hide under these masks and that is where we shall win.
Why would we leave our own country when its our responsbiiltity to fix the problems of this country.

Bill
12-21-2008, 08:43 PM
Hopefully I will be recalled to active duty. Please issue a Billy Club and a taser. I will take it from there.

Thats the best nutshelling of republicanism I've ever read.

Really, it says it all.

Beautiful executive summary Chief - kudos!

Mr, gone
12-21-2008, 10:34 PM
SENIOR, Still wanting to play war games at your age? At least give me the amusement to let me see you vapor lock attempting to exert the strength required to play them.:taunt:

Hog Trash
12-21-2008, 11:32 PM
Government Will Use Military If People Riot Over Economy In U.S.

Pentagon resources and U.S. troops may be used if needed to quell protests and bank runs during an economic crisis, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute reported.
I have been expecting this kind of Government action for many years and it scares the hell out of me.

I've even considered the possibility of our own government using UN and NATO forces against Americans who rebel.

Anyone who doesn't believe both the Democrats and Republicans are reponsible for this deserves what's coming.

We can only hope that many in the military will rebel and refuse to follow orders to take action against American citizens.

The problem is the young that primarily make up the military are easily manipulated to do things the older wiser would refuse to do.

Moby
12-22-2008, 02:19 AM
I've even considered the possibility of our own government using UN and NATO forces against Americans who rebel.
Currently they can't use UN or NATO troops. They can use Canadian troops though http://dcjunkies.com/showthread.php?t=3954

ROdger Right
12-22-2008, 02:58 AM
If it all went to hell id bet there would be the highest desertion rate that we have seen for a long time.
The young will always be the primary instrument in war.
Canadian troops hahaha, but those laws can always be changed its that we refuse to do it at this point and time. So if rebellion happened it might take a while for it to change because itd look like weakness from the government so id doubt that it would be effective enough when they finally did.

Hog Trash
12-22-2008, 04:39 PM
Currently they can't use UN or NATO troops. They can use Canadian troops though http://dcjunkies.com/showthread.php?t=3954The government has successfully skirted the Posse Comitatus laws and would not hesitate to bring in UN and NATO forces from anywhere in the world.

Both Sr and Jr Bushs and the Clinton Administrations have been preparing for this for the last 20 years.

This financial collapse was planned and expected in preparation for the arrival of the New World Order.

The civil unrest and uprisings that will come have all been anticipated. The destruction of America has begun.

Sociological and psychological experts have done all the studies and calculations and they know exactly what percent of the military will not follow orders.

The Psychological profiles of all high ranking military and government officials have been evaluated and suspected dissenters will disappear first.

The military will be kept loyal by not being ordered on offense against Americans and by being housed and fed while the rest of us starve.

The military will begin to look at us as the animals who are trying to steal their food and livelihood. What a great way to keep them loyal and in check.

America is the last obstacle to the final plan. Within a few years we will crumble and splinter into groups and fighting over scraps of food like savages.

And along will come our saviors, and out of the ashes will rise the New World Order, and we will be thankful to our new masters for they fed us when we were hungry.

Naaaaa!....You don't really think none of this could be true, do ya?:scared1:

Mr. Blue
12-22-2008, 04:58 PM
They can use Canadian troops though http://dcjunkies.com/showthread.php?t=3954

Yeah, but come on, one guy riding a moose isn't going to do much. :D j/k (maybe)

Hog Trash
12-22-2008, 05:30 PM
Currently they can't use UN or NATO troops. They can use Canadian troops though http://dcjunkies.com/showthread.php?t=3954I read your thread. "Canada-U.S. pact allows cross-border military activity".

Doesn't it make you wonder, what was specificaly on the minds of the people who first thought this was necessary?

What could the United States, the nation with the most powerful military in the world, possibly need another nations military to come into the US to do?

Everything that's been happening should raise red flags for every American. It sure seems as if 'the powers that be' are getting ready for something big.

Smurf-Herder
12-22-2008, 10:10 PM
I read your thread. "Canada-U.S. pact allows cross-border military activity".

Doesn't it make you wonder, what was specificaly on the minds of the people who first thought this was necessary?

What could the United States, the nation with the most powerful military in the world, possibly need another nations military to come into the US to do?

Everything that's been happening should raise red flags for every American. It sure seems as if 'the powers that be' are getting ready for something big.

Something Big - with Obama at the helm. It'll happen on his watch.

I just hope we still have electricity so I can watch it all on live TV.

Hog Trash
12-22-2008, 10:50 PM
Something Big - with Obama at the helm. It'll happen on his watch.

I just hope we still have electricity so I can watch it all on live TV.I doubt before it's over if there will be electricity or any other semblance of civilization in America, and if there is television it will be government controlled programming.

Binky
12-23-2008, 09:14 AM
Oddly enough, I was just speaking with other people yesterday that I thought something really big was going to happen, and that I was purchasing more survival items, just in case. Whatever is in the wind has a smell of being huge and catastropic. Totally life altering. These people agreed that they too, felt that some huge event was going to take place that would change the world forever.

Creepily enough, I'm even toying with thoughts of MadMax type events coming in the future as my imagine wants to float here and yon. :(

Hog Trash
12-23-2008, 11:57 AM
Oddly enough, I was just speaking with other people yesterday that I thought something really big was going to happen, and that I was purchasing more survival items, just in case. Whatever is in the wind has a smell of being huge and catastropic. Totally life altering. These people agreed that they too, felt that some huge event was going to take place that would change the world forever.

Creepily enough, I'm even toying with thoughts of MadMax type events coming in the future as my imagine wants to float here and yon. :(The apathy of the American people reminds me of a herd of buffalo who continue grazing while other buffalo are being methodically slaughtered, and dropping around them.

Smurf-Herder
12-23-2008, 08:15 PM
I doubt before it's over if there will be electricity or any other semblance of civilization in America, and if there is television it will be government controlled programming.


Be prepared.


Anything could happen.




That's why I suggest a laptop with wifi, and a small faraday cage for it. You want that option on reconnecting, if things get disconnected. Regardless of whether you batten down or head for the hills.

My gut feeling is ........ it'll be one big main event, with smaller scattered situations taking advantage of the environment. We'll need the army. All you need is a dozen guys to really cause carnage. We learned that in Mumbai. Imagine a dozen groups of a dozen guys, spread out across the country; immediately after a WMD attack on a major city.

SeedyROM
12-24-2008, 05:19 AM
Hank "Lurch" Paulson has suggested riots could break out, well that's a given. I wonder if the fear has set in now that he realized his policies have failed. Now he's a target and using fearmongering which could come true. But the talk is beyond the scope of his job description as is his jibberish that oil prices were not manipulated.