December 19, 2022
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“There exists a small fraternity of skilled men that hunt monsters for sport. Such warriors make the monsters of the world quake with terror - for the soldiers of light hunt their prey in the dark, and no matter where they hide, these evil monsters cannot ever escape the green eyed gaze of the masterful hunter.”
17th SOG The Presidents Army
Our previous article “The President’s Army” spoke of a world full of monsters. These monsters are the target of the President’s Army and they will surely meet their fate soon. However, what if these monsters are right under our noses, hiding in plain sight? What if like a child laying in bed in the dark, these monsters find their way out from under the bed? Who will save us then?
There has existed in this country a fundamental debate on who should deal with our nation’s enemies that arise within our own borders. This debate is nothing new and has been going on for almost as long as this country has existed. Unleashing the weight and force of our active duty conventional military on the citizens of the United States is not to be taken lightly. Some would consider this abhorrent. This is especially true when the military and the Department of Defense are contained within the Executive Branch and controlled by corruption.
After the civil war, the newly restored Republic found itself in need of repair. This was known as the Reconstruction phase of the Civil War. This Reconstruction period of American history lasted until 1876. Up until this time it was customary for federal troops to be used to assist in this reconstruction.
From the beginning of the Republic until the enactment of Posse Comitatus it had been regular practice to station federal troops at polling places to prevent inebriates from voting, and to be certain that those entering the polls were entitled to do so in an era of limited suffrage. After the Civil War, the federal troops were stationed at polls to be sure that universal manhood suffrage was permitted, and that no former Confederate officers voted. All former Confederate officers had been stripped of the right to vote or hold office above the state level.
It should be noted here that the term Posse Comitatus differs from the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. Posse Comitatus is simply the gathering of people to enforce local laws. It is where we get the word posse from even though the origins are Latin.
Posse Comitatus is in common law a group of people mobilized by the conservator of peace – typically a sheriff – to suppress lawlessness or defend the county. - Wikipedia
During the Reconstruction period there were many challenges that arose with federal troops having been deployed to the south. It was a time of great civil and federal unrest. A president had been assassinated, his successor was impeached, the southern states were divided into military districts, racism was still rampant, and the Ku Klux Klan was created to intimidate and persecute black and white Republicans.
When Democrats waged a campaign of violence to take control of Mississippi in 1875, Grant refused to send federal troops, marking the end of federal support for Reconstruction-era state governments in the South.
By the time the Reconstruction was over, General Ulysses S. Grant had become President Grant. His view of federalism and state’s rights were a departure from previous Presidents before him. Furthermore, the end of the Reconstruction period meant that there was no longer a need for Posse Comitatus. Grant’s Successor Rutherford B. Hayes would be the President who oversaw the passage of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.
The Posse Comitatus Act is simple, consisting of only once sentence. Here is what it says:
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, or the Space 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.
It is important to understand the Posse Comitatus Act in light of our current circumstances. During the summer of 2020 the United States had been witnessing civil unrest unlike any seen since the 1960’s.
During the civil rights era of protests and demonstrations, the subject of the Posse Comitatus Act had been raised once again.
The second largest riot since the 1863 Draft Riot in New York happened in Detroit in 1967 -- and was a harbinger for the tumultuous years to come in the United States. In that year, almost 160 race riots broke out across the United States, earning the nickname the "Long, Hot Summer of 1967." None of the uprisings were more destructive than in Detroit, where what started as a police raid on an illegal after-hours bar turned into one of the country's most violent and destructive riots ever. For five days, the citizens of Detroit ran wild through the streets. It was one so rampant that then-Governor George Romney (yes, Mitt Romney's dad) chose to call in the Michigan National Guard. When even that didn't work, President Lyndon Johnson called in the 82nd and 101st Airborne. In the wake of the riot, 43 were dead and more than 2,000 buildings were destroyed.
The last time the conventional army, otherwise known as federal troops, were called upon to restore law and order domestically was during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992. Since then, conventional troops have not been used against the America people for that purpose. This is also true during the “Summer of Love” riots in 2020. While President Trump had many options to restore the peace, using federal troops was not one that he chose. Perhaps one of the reasons Trump did not call in a conventional army is because he did not have to.
National Guard Special Forces
For as long as there have been laws created by politicians, there have been politicians looking to bypass those laws. The Posse Comitatus Act is no different. Gone are the days of Marshall Dillon and Sherriff Andy Griffith. To combat the evolving nature of criminals in the US, a law enforcement agency needs to evolve as well. We have all witnessed both the criminals and the law enforcement agencies adopt military style equipment and tactics.
The truth is, with militant home grown terrorists groups like Antifa destroying property and killing citizens there is a definite need for law enforcement to protect its citizens in a more tactical way. The Posse Comitatus Act serves as firewall that prevents the Federal Government from actively sending in federal troops to assist. One way to bypass this is through the collaboration of federal agencies and local law enforcement.
With this equipment and training, civilian police are continually developing specific teams more specialized than the easily recognizable Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams developed in the late 1960s. A quick online search will find units that range from the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF), U.S. Marshal’s Special Operations Group, U.S. Department of Energy’s Special Response Team, to the U.S. Park Police SWAT team, among numerous other state and local tactical/assault teams. Interestingly, the NJTTF has Active-duty military liaisons specifically provided by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command—a division of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. These teams are jointly using practices learned by their parent agencies decades ago from their military mentors, if they are not still learning them today. Some have suggested that the Central Intelligence Agency originally developed many of these practices for Agency operatives.
One of the pitfalls of using this strategy is that it requires using federal agencies. These agencies such as the FBI, CIA, and ATF are not working in the best interests of the people. In fact, this collaboration is quite literally handing the Deep State the means by which to carry out their plans through local law enforcement. There has to be a better way.
Another way to accomplish the goal is to use the National Guard to bring about peace and enforce local laws. However, there is a catch. Each state’s National Guard unit operates under title 32 of the United States Code and is under the command and control of their respective governors. What if the governor and the Federal Government are at ideological odds? This was very much the case during the summer of 2020. The answer to that is the National Guard Special Forces (NGSF) that fall under the command and control of the President - the President’s Guard.
Unlike the conventional National Guard, National Guard Special Forces units operate under title 10 of the United States Code, much like their SOCOM counterparts, and are the perfect loophole around the Posse Comitatus Act and radicalized governors.
The National Guard Special Forces are national guardsman who are specially trained as Army Green Berets. What’s more is that when these Detachments activated, they become part of the SOCOM command structure and do not report directly to the governors. A command structure that does not include Deep State Federal Agencies or potentially corrupt governors allows for an elite unit to carry out clandestine operations against terrorists and foreign infiltrators inside our borders. This is precisely what has been (and still is) needed in this current war we are in.
These NGSF Detachments are split up into two primary Army Green Beret groups: the 19th SFG Green Berets and the 20th SFG Green Berets.
The 19th and 20th SFG Green Beret’s duties are explained as follows:
The 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (20th SFG) (A) is one of two Army National Guard groups for the United States Army Special Forces. 20th Group—as it is sometimes called—is designed to deploy and execute nine doctrinal missions: unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, counter-insurgency, special reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, information operations, counterproliferation of weapon of mass destruction, and security force assistance. -Wikipedia
Do any of those nine doctrinal missions seem to fit the conditions of the events surrounding the summer of 2020? How about events during and around the Crime of the Century on November 3rd, 2020? Is it safe to say that these national Guard Special Forces Units were heavily relied on during our country’s most difficult recent events?
There are currently 10 active NGSF Detachments within our National Guard, each of them fall under a separate Special Operations Command Component when activated:
Special Operations Detachment – Africa, SOD-A. Located in Austin, TX. Owned by the 71st Troop Command, Texas Army National Guard. Works for Special Operations Command Africa. Special Operations Detachment – Central, SOD-C. Located in Tampa, FL. Owned by 83rd Troop Command, Florida Army National Guard. Works for Special Operations Command Central. Special Operations Detachment – Europe, SOD-E. Located in Kingwood, WV. Owned by Joint Forces Headquarters, West Virginia National Guard. Works for Special Operations Command Europe. Special Operations Detachment – Global, SOD-G. Located in Coventry, RI. Owned by Joint Forces Headquarters, Rhode Island National Guard. Works for United States Special Operations Command. Special Operations Detachment – Joint, SOD-J. Was located in Laurel, MD. Was owned by 58th Troop, Maryland Army National Guard, and worked for the former Joint Forces Command. Special Operations Detachment – Korea, SOD-K. Located in Aurora, CO. Owned by Joint Forces Headquarters, Colorado National Guard. But I’ll give you one guess where they work. Special Operations Detachment – North, SOD-N. Located in Los Alamitos, CA. Owned by Joint Forces Headquarters, California National Guard. Works for Special Operations Command North. Special Operations Detachment – Pacific, SOD-P. Located in Tacoma, WA. Owned by the 96th Troop Command, Washington Army National Guard. Works for Special Operations Command Pacific. Special Operations Detachment – South, SOD-S. Located in Jackson, MS. Owned by the 66th Troop Command, Mississippi Army National Guard. Works for Special Operations Command South. Special Operations Detachment – X, SOD-X. (Sounds so secretive and cool, but the X here is the Roman numeral 10. It was the 10th SOD to stand up.) Located in Raleigh, NC. Owned by Joint Forces Headquarters, North Carolina. Works for Joint Special Operations Command.
Does that last Detachment sound familiar to you? Detachment X. This unit was formed in 2014 and operates out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Known as Special Operations Detachment X (SOD-X), they were formed specifically to aid in secret clandestine operations both here and abroad with our friendly Quiet Professional Ghosts of JSOC.
"The addition of the of the SOD, coupled with the two Special Forces companies currently in place and in close proximity to Fort Bragg ... means North Carolina now has the ability to accomplish worldwide missions," said Army Brig. Gen. John Byrd, the NCNG's assistant adjutant general for domestic operations. Fort Bragg, long known as the home of the U.S. Army's airborne and special-operations forces, is home to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and Joint Special Operations Command, and is located one hour south of Raleigh.
North Carolina’s newest special operations element might also be bigger than normal if it indeed pairs up with JSOC. The command is America’s premier counter-terrorism force. This notoriously secretive entity is widely understood to carry out the most dangerous and complex covert operations. Most notably, special operators from the command likely led the raid to kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011. JSOC—in cooperation with the Central Intelligence Agency—has also been linked to the drone strike that killed radical cleric and American citizen Anwar Al Awlaki in Yemen the same year.
We know the special operators involved in Osama Bin Ladens death were mainly those of DEVGRU, better known as SEAL Team 6. SOD-X works directly alongside Tier 1 Special Mission Units such as those of DEVGRU.
These citizen soldiers bring unique, real-world experience with them from their day-to-day jobs in the civilian world and combine them with their special forces training. A true force to be reckoned with.
In addition to their training and combat experience, the Citizen Soldiers of the Army Guard Special Forces bring another capability to the table: the knowledge and experience they have gained from their civilian careers. Those skills strengthen their knowledge and abilities while in uniform.
What is even more exciting is that these detachments report to their appropriate National Guard Unit command structure while inactive (2 weeks a year and 1 weekend a month), but when activated they become part of the same command structure as our quiet professionals. In Detachment-X’s case they become part of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Or who we like to call, The President’s Army.
One last snippet from the Army’s website about SOD-X:
Despite any institutional differences, every Soldier must complete the Special Forces Qualification Course, or Q Course, before they can call themselves a Green Beret.
Just as there is a small fraternity of monster hunters in the President’s Army, there exists a part of the National Guard that hunt monsters as well, and are quietly fighting on our behalf to save and protect the Republic not only abroad, but here at home.
The 2020 Elections and Beyond
In response to riots in 2020, the National Guard was deployed in many states. From the map below you can see the 23 states involved.
Curiously, many of those same units were still active and deployed during the November 2020 elections.
On October 29th of 2020 Governor Evers announced that the Wisconsin National Guard would assist with the elections.
Approximately 400 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard will mobilize to state active duty in the coming days to support the Wisconsin Elections Commission and clerks across the state. The Guard continues to work closely with the Wisconsin Elections Commission to support and fulfill requests from local elections officials as needed.
The left leaning and highly partisan Brennan Center for research sums up the progress made in state election laws best:
As of January 14, legislators in at least 27 states have introduced, pre-filed, or carried over 250 restrictive bills this year. Of these, at least 96 bills in 12 states have been pre-filed or introduced for the 2022 legislative session. Like last year’s legislation, the restrictive bills being considered would primarily curtail access to mail voting and impose new or stricter voter ID requirements for in-person voting and registration. Other trends include new barriers for voters with disabilities, limiting or eliminating same-day voter registration, and new proof of citizenship requirements.
In order to protect the integrity of our future elections it is necessary for each state to offer up their own changes to voting laws that were exposed and abused in 2020. It would also appear that certain states are offering up their own National Guard units to assist in these elections and this trend may continue in the future.
Consider this Q post:
How do you safeguard elections? How do you remove foreign interference and corruption and install US-owned voter ID laws and other safeguards? These are interesting questions especially in light of recent reports of Chinese owned election software companies. Is it possible the safeguards include the National Guard Special Forces units? Who can “walk through the darkness” to find our enemies and bring them to light?
Donald Trump did not just walk away on January 20th, 2021. What was assembled in the final hours of his first term was a combination of forces to combat the monsters outside our borders and the ones within. The President’s Army, the President’s Guard, the Supreme Court of the United States, a corporate army, and most importantly We the People are formidable forces to deal with. No wonder Donald Trump looks so good lately.
He sleeps well at night knowing the monsters under the bed no longer stand a chance against the forces fighting to bring them down.
SOURCE: 17th Special Operations Group