Talk show host charges administration wants to exploit civil unrest
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, September 19, 2011
National radio host Rush Limbaugh responded to New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s warning that there would be civil disobedience on the streets of America if unemployment figures continued to rise by claiming that President Obama wants to see riots so that he can politically exploit the chaos that would ensue.
Bloomberg said Friday that rising unemployment and poverty in the United States is raising the likelihood of riots similar to unrest that has gripped Europe over the last 18 months.
While deflecting criticism from Obama for presiding over a 9.1 per cent unemployment rate (the real figure is much higher), Bloomberg stated, “The public knows there is something wrong in this country, and there is. The bottom line is that they’re upset…..you don’t want those kinds of riots here.”
Limbaugh was quick to respond on his nationally syndicated radio show, labeling the New York Mayor “Doomberg,” and slamming him as “an order of fries short of a Happy Meal,” for believing that Obama’s jobs plan could remedy the crisis and asking him how many jobs would be created instantly if the US enforced its immigration laws.
Limbaugh then controversially suggested that the Obama administration was anticipating riots and would in fact welcome them.
“Now, I can’t remember if I said this on this program or just to friends, but I know I’ve said it to friends. You’ll have to recall yourself whether I’ve said this on the radio or not, but over the last two years, I myself have said that before all is said and done there’s gonna be riots in this country over this stuff, and Obama wants it, not gonna be upset by ‘em. Chaos, it’s all part of the continuing chaos,” said Limbaugh.
In charging that Obama wants to see riots and chaos on the streets of American, Limbaugh is insinuating that the administration plans to exploit the disorder so that the American people as a whole demand stability and more big government.
The likes of Gerald Celente and Infowars have been warning about the onset of riots for years, but Ron Paul recently reiterated the threat, noting that the federal government was preparing for a “breakdown in law and order”.
“You can have a breakdown of law and order so the people will unfortunately be begging for stabilization, and they’ll be inviting the federal government to come in and destabilize things, so I think they’re making plans along those lines,” said the Texas Congressman.
Authorities are already gearing up for violent unrest following last month’s riots in the United Kingdom. High-tech guard towers designed for “crowd control” in times of civil disobedience are now popping up on American streets, while police departments across the country are being trained to deal with rioters.
Planners at the military level have also been quietly preparing for mass unrest for several years.
In November 2008, right as the economic implosion was unraveling, the U.S. Army War College released a white paper called Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development. The report warned that the military must be prepared for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States,” which could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse,” “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health emergencies” or “loss of functioning political and legal order.” The “widespread civil violence,” the document said, “would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.”
As we reported three years ago, U.S. troops returning from Iraq were being re-allocated to occupy America, running checkpoints and training to deal with “civil unrest and crowd control” under the auspices of a Northcom program that revolved around deploying 20,000 active duty troops inside America to “help” state and local officials during times of emergency.
The date set for the completion of this program was 2011.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.