ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – This week Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, declared the creation of a new paramilitary Russian National Guard. This National Guard will be 200,000 to 400,000 men strong. It will have broad police powers that include the power to shoot or arrest citizens on sight, the right to use physical force or firearms on citizens, and the right to enter anyone’s home or to check identity documents and vehicles without prior warning or even giving a reason. The new National Guard will be able to detain individuals suspected of committing a crime or “administrative offense”, or to determine identity can hold individuals for up to three hours. Russia’s new National Guard will also be empowered to “cordon off areas of land, premises, buildings, and other facilities”, according to the text of the new law posted on the web site of the State Duma, Russia’s legislative body.
The Western media has reported on this with the usual hysteria and hyperbole, declaring that the new National Guard is Putin’s personal army designed to give him all the powers of a total dictator. But where were these condemnations when Barack Obama did the same thing back in 2008?
Oh, you don’t remember when Barack Obama created his own personal domestic army? Well, let’s look back at a speech Obama gave in 2008:
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national
security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security
force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
And create a domestic standing army is exactly what Obama has done over the last seven years. The Obama Regime now has at least 73 federal agencies that employ armed personnel. Federal agencies with more than 250 full-time personnel with arrest and firearm authority currently includes:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Secret Service
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Drug Enforcement Administration
U.S. Marshals Service
Veterans Health Administration
Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
U.S. Capitol Police
National Park Service – Rangers
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service – U.S. Park Police
National Nuclear Security Administration
U.S. Mint Police
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
The most notorious of these Federal agencies is the FBI and the BLM. The BLM last year was involved in an armed standoff at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. This was started by the BLM using armed agents to deny ranch owners grazing rights. The Bundy’s grazing rights were over 100 years old, and from the state of Nevada, but the BLM just barged in and seized the land as its own. American patriots spontaneously opposed that instance of tyranny, but this year Obama’s FBI is arresting participants one by one and charging them with spurious charges of “assault”. Roy Finicum was gunned down by the FBI in Washington State at an illegal road block. The FBI in this same road block sprayed the other occupants of Finicum’s vehicle, both men and women, but they miraculously survived. What Obama’s FBI staged was no different than the Death Squads of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. The Left hated Pinochet because he was anti-communist, and even sought to apprehend the retired dictator and drag him to the Netherlands to be tried in the World Court for “crimes against humanity”. The only difference is that Obama’s FBI are worse marksmen than Pinochet’s men.
You might be surprised to learn that an agency like the EPA spends $75 million each year for what it terms “criminal enforcement”. The EPA maintains a unit of 200 “special agents” armed with military-style weapons to fight “environmental crime.”
“Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities”, according to the watchdog group Open the Books.
Federal SWAT teams are now used for crimes that do not warrant military-style raids. Examples include angry dogs, domestic disputes, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Obama already uses his domestic army to seize and shoot citizens, raid their homes without warning, and seize their land without a legal basis. So don’t feel too sorry for Russians living under Putin’s new National Guard. Putin is just catching up to what Obama is already subjecting America to.