GLENN: Now, I've never heard this before and I know we do training for, you
know, a terrorist act or anything else, but I want you to listen to this audio
from CNBC on what the government is doing and what the government is preparing
VOICE: more and more like an economic Cold War and it's not just a talking point
at the Pentagon. They are planning for real economic threats to America. Eamon
Javers has the latest on the war games that are playing out in some high
councils around your parts. Eamon?
EAMON JAVERS: Hey, Tyler, well, you're right. Ever since the crash of 2008 the
defense intelligence establishment has really been paying a lot of attention to
global markets and how they can serve as a threat to U.S. national security
interests. At one upcoming seminar next month they’re taking a look at a lot of
the issues that might be really familiar to CNBC viewers. Take a look at some of
the Pentagon's key concerns here. They are looking at the use of sovereign
wealth funds to manipulate markets and currencies. They are looking at nation
state economic collapse, sovereign default, a nation state instability, and they
are also worried about U.S. allies' budgets, deficits, and national security
infrastructures. And in the Army they are having a very interesting year long
exercise called Unified Quest 2011. And in that war gaming series, they are
looking at the implications of large scale economic breakdown inside the United
States that would force the Army to keep, quote, domestic order among civil
unrest and force the Army to deal with fragmented global power and drastically
lower budgets, this according to the trade publication insidedefense.com. And in
October military officials from the Marine Corps War Colleges visited the
trading floor of J.P. Morgan to study markets and the economies. So Tyler, you
can see that all parts of the Pentagon and defense intelligence establishment
are looking at markets and looking at ways they can present a new kind of threat
to the United States. These are the guys whose job it is to think about the very
worst possible things that could happen and they have dreamed up some very scary
PAT: Like illegal scenarios, like the United States Army keeping control of its
citizenry. That's against the Posse Comitatus Act.
GLENN: No, no, that's what everybody was saying about the
GLENN: can't do that on the border.
PAT: I know. When it's pointed the other direction to keep people out, this
would be directed against us apparently in our cities to keep order? No. No.
GLENN: Now so you know, this isn't some crazy, you know this isn't Jesse Ventura
saying this. This is CNBC, which, (whispering). I mean, look at what I think I
talked about, a couple of years ago, my concern was the Bubba effect. Do you
remember? Talked about the Bubba effect. That the government was worried this is
maybe three years ago now. That the government was worried that if something
happened, and they were talking at the time about Islamic extremism, and
somebody, you know, somebody blew up, you know, or slammed planes into the Sears
tower, whatever, and somebody would take it out on somebody else they just
deemed were you know, was a Muslim or a terrorist or whatever and they were
just, you know, some stupid guy doing some stupid action and then the FBI would
have to go and arrest that guy. They were concerned at the time that the
government had squandered its credibility so much that if the FBI came in to
arrest that person that there would be enough people in this country that would
say, you know what, I don't agree with that person what that person did but how
dare you arrest him. Because your guys are the ones who let this thing happen.
You are the guys who turned your a blind eye every step of the way. We knew you
denied it the whole time. And people called the Bubba effect, people standing up
for Bubba who they don't necessarily agree with but they stand up because they
say the government is a bigger enemy. Now you add on top of this I mean, think
about it. If that scenario happened today and, you know, what's his name from
the justice department marches his boys in, the only good thing we have going
for us honestly is I trust the FBI. I don't trust them in Washington, but I
trust the local FBI offices. I think the local FBI could be wrong. I could be
wrong, but I think the local law enforcement and the local FBI offices and our
soldiers, I think they know. I think they know what's going on in this country.
I think our police officers and FBI and ATF, I hope, I hope, maybe I'm maybe I'm
being to Pollyanna, but I hope that they know exactly what's going on and
they've already thought, "If this happens, which side am I on." Because you
Posse Comitatus: You cannot occupy American land. You can't do it.
PAT: No, there's extreme exceptions, you know, like, I mean, massive civil
unrest. And even then, even then you would call in the National Guard, though.
GLENN: National Guard
PAT: It's the National Guard's job to do that. Not, not the U.S. Army. Not the
U.S. Marines. You don't call in the military against the citizens of the U.S.
GLENN: And the reason why we have the National Guard, the reason why this law is
there is because our founders knew if you ever got an oppressive state, if you
ever had people who didn't respect the Constitution at the top, the fastest
thing they could do to take over is create a situation and then have the Army
march into these states. That's why it can only be done by the National Guard.
Because it requires the governors to call up the National Guard. It breaks it up
into 50 different generals, or heads of, you know, commanders in chief, if you
will. 50 other people have to make the decision. It's not the president making