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Obama's National Security Force
By Carl Langley
posted November 12, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – First, let me congratulate
Barack Obama for winning the 2008 presidential election, thanks to a
well-oiled machine that went into full attack mode nearly two years
ago. Second, let me chastise John McCain for running the most inept
political campaign in history, one dragged down the incompetents he
surrounded himself with and who are now busy trying to lay the blame
for their stupidity on poor Sarah Palin.
There is much one can speculate about under an Obama administration,
but I will concentrate on one thing. That's the National Civilian
Security Force that Obama has envisioned and which he claims will
protect America against attacks from abroad.
I am not the only one who is worrying about such talk. Georgia
Congressman Paul Broun said in an interview that talk about a national
police force gives him an uneasy feeling. He said national police
forces have been used in the past, with the most glaring examples being
Nazi Germany and Communist Russia.
Obama has been heard to proclaim that such a force would be the size of
the FBI, Homeland Security, the DEA, the Immigration Service and all
others combined. But he has not mentioned who will serve in this
massive protective agency, and we are left only to wonder.
If such a thing comes to past, I will suggest as possible training
sites the border lands of this country and the dangerous streets in
most of our major cities. In those two areas thousands of illegal
immigrants streaming across our borders will keep a security force
busy, as will the gangbangers who shoot up their neighborhoods and each
other in a new form of blood sport.
We who are students of history (and there are few of us left in this
country) know a lot about civilian defense corps and how they
were used in the past. Look back to Russia in the year 1917, the
year the Communists overthrew the Russian czarist regime and took
control of that miserable country, and the German nightmare years of
In Russia, Nikolai Lenin and Joseph Stalin and others in the Bolshevik
ranks had to solidify control once ousting the royal family and did so
through a tidy little outfit called the Cheka. The Cheka is first
among firsts in civilian defense forces because it imposed dark decades
of terror among the Russian peasantry while assuring that the nation's
Commnist masters would continue in control. The Cheka gave rise to the
KGB, and that outfit has proven its mastery at getting ride of
A couple of decades down history's path Adolf Hitler, not the fool some
historians have tried to make him out to be, was not an idle student of
behavioral patterns. So he borrowed a page right out of the Cheka
handbook in the 1930s with his Schutzstaffel (SS), a national police
force that wrote new chapters in instant justice by dragging in
malcontents and allowing them to disappear on the darkest of nights.
The Cheka and the SS are the first things that popped into my mind when
Obama mentioned a National Citizens Security Force.The second thing
that popped into my mind was how it will be formed, how it will be
funded, how it will co-exist or cooperate with existing law enforcement
agencies, how it will be related to our military services and a bunch
of other questions.
We are not talking about the Boy Scouts or Girl Guides here.
Another matter arises while considering the possibility of a civilian
security force. Who besides Rep. Broun in our national, state and local
governments or the media has been raising questions about this Obama
promise? Let me remind it was silence and lack of protest that granted
the green light to tyrants who created the Soviet Cheka and the German
I would like for Barack Obama to lay out in complete detail his
blueprint for a national citizens security force, with special
attention given to how it will be developed and who will be the Supreme
Commander. I don't think that's asking too much because the futures of
my children, my grandchildren, great-grandchildren and others to follow
will come under the control of any national security force.
Obama's response to a question about this was that it was needed to
block any future terrorist attacks on this country. That's not good
enough. Lete us be warned that most countries downfalls came from
forces within, and it took decades to shed the shackles of their
dictatorships. Some citizens (China, Vietnam, North Korea) are still
trying to breathe free air.
God bless America!
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