The fact that U.S. troops are getting new headgear to protect them from gunfire during “homeland security operations” will once again stoke fears that the government is preparing for violent civil unrest on U.S. soil.
Using the Army to conduct domestic operations is illegal under Posse Comitatus except under extreme circumstances.
Section 1385 of the Posse Comitatus Act states, “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”
The Department of Homeland Security is also making preparations for domestic disorder with its recent order of riot gear. Questions have also been asked about why the DHS is purchasing over a billion rounds of ammunition, enough to wage a 7-year ground war.
Fears that the U.S. Army is being readied to take on disgruntled Americans in the aftermath of a major economic collapse are being stoked by clear preparations based around that very premise.