Facts about National Guard 'internment' job sites

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United States
August 14, 2009 9:42am CST
This World Net Daily "Exclusive" slips back over to the dark side at the end but, for the most part, actually resolves the misconceptions about the controversial position of "Internment/Resettlement" within the Army National Guard by actually going to the source. Part of the article is provided below. Does this make sense to you or do your suspicions of our own military members still run wild? [b]***National Guard reveals 'internment' job sites Military confirms it follows Constitution, civilian leaders -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 13, 2009 10:30 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily Soldiers recruited to be "Internment/Resettlement" specialists by a series of National Guard ads concerning "civilian resettlement" locations would have assignments overseas, not within the U.S., says a National Guard spokesman who reports members pledge to follow the U.S. Constitution and take orders from American civilian authorities. The response came several days after WND submitted questions to the National Guard about the advertisements for "Internment" soldiers who could operate in a "civilian resettlement" center. As WND reported, the ads were raising alarm because of a series of other government moves, including the recent Department of Homeland Security report describing those who oppose abortion or support third-party political candidates as "extremists" and the Department of Defense's own categorization of protesters as "low-level terrorists." America was founded by right-wing extremists! Get the bumper sticker that lets everyone know you have no apologies for being right! The ads, at the GoArmy.com website as well as others including Monster.com, cite the need for: "Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to U.S. military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; and coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel. Guard spokesman Col. Michael Jones, however, told WND the job description has been around for years and is one area of specialization for members of the military police corps. They are the ones, he said, who guard captured suspects in Afghanistan or Iraq, move them to safe locations and maintain them in secure locations until they are handled by some sort of judicial process. "You must resettle the prisoners to an area of safety where they can be interned in a safe environment," he told WND today. "This is a specific role of a military police soldier, to be trained in the proper protection and interrogation and handling of enemy combatants on foreign soil." Such soldiers "do not ... operate a military police role in the United States," he said. He said the National Guard has no authority over civilians in the U.S. unless a governor declares some sort of emergency and asks for help, such as when a hurricane hits. "I don't know of a soldier who would ever contemplate to be used or be allowed to be used against citizens of America," he said. However, he said given such orders, National Guard troops will handle crowds, provide security and respond to other needs within the United States. "We follow orders and the Constitution of the United States," he confirmed. Asked about pending plans in Washington that would put National Guard units under the direct control of Washington, he said he could not respond to "what if" questions, especially potential scenarios that would include an order to act against Americans.. "We're very fortunate in that the leaders we have have never placed us in a position that we even have to ask that question," he said. He said he could not address the issue of how many such detention centers are operated by the U.S. government in Afghanistan or Iraq or their staffing needs, but did confirm that most operations in Iraq are being turned over step-by-step to Iraqi forces, military or police. He referred WND to the U.S. Army for that information, and an Army spokesman contacted at the Pentagon said he could not provide that information. Another National Guard spokesman, Mark Allen, said, "We ran the ad, but the soldiers that we recruit and train are primarily trained so they can be deployed overseas. We envision that eventually people get deployed and they'll be responsible for internment and relocation of people overseas." He said such "Internment" specialists are recruited just like cooks or other positions. ***[/b] http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=106742
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