Navy SEAL veteran Ben Smith claims military leaders are asking armed forces members if they are willing to disarm Americans if ordered to do so in the future.
Smith’s shocking claims on Fox News and then the Alex Jones Show also included references to the recent terminations of two top military commanders – Major General Michael Carey and Navy Vice Admiral Tim Giardina. He is a former member of the famous SEAL Team 6.
Smith feels the question sessions serve as a litmus test to determine in US soldiers are willing to fire upon the citizens they are sworn to protect. The retired SEAL also maintains that the Obama administration is attempting to provoke veterans into acts of violence to spur a martial law order.
The Navy SEAL veteran had this to say about US military leaders questioning their ranks about disarming American citizens:
Going back to the beginning of this administration, I’ve had friends within the community talking about how they were brought in and questioned with people from more towards the top side and the questioning where it was pointing was do you feel comfortable disarming American citizens.
Smith went on to claim that the interviews by military brass which allegedly address the possibility of a martial law declaration were just one of the “many funny things” going on in the armed forces.
Jim Garrow, who was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2009, publicly stated earlier this year that a “top military veteran” told him that the Obama administration asks all new armed forces leaders if they would obey an order to fire upon American citizens.
Garrow also posted on his Facebook page that military leaders who say they would not obey such an order are being removed from their posts. The man who founded an organization dedicated to rescuing baby girls from “gendercide” in China made the claim as the head of the US Central Command, General James Mattis, was ordered to vacate his office months ahead of schedule.
Although concerns about martial law being invoked have hit a fever pitch during the Obama administration, this is not the first time members of the military have reportedly been questioned about following orders to fire on American civilians. In 1997 Marines at the 29 Palms Marine Corps base were instructed to complete surveys asking just that question – as a part of an “academic project.” Navy Lieutenant Commander Ernest Guy Cunningham’s survey allegedly were asked Marines if they would “fire upon US citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the United States government.
The survey became public only after Marines shocked by the proposition leaked the document to the media. The 29 Palms Marines were also asked if they felt combat troops should be used in America for drug enforcement, as substitute teachers in public schools, for security at national events like the Super Bowl, as an emergency national police force, as prison guards, and as border patrol guards.
Meanwhile, a US Army Military Police training manual leaked last summer details specific “civil emergency scenarios” in which troops would be permitted to fire on their fellow Americans. The Civil Disturbance Operations manual was drafted in 2006. The training materials detail how the military and their assets” will help both local and state authorities maintain the peace should mass riots, civil unrest or a martial law declaration occur. Page 20 of the manual reportedly states that warning shots will not be fired when confronted by “dissidents” on US soil.