Faal points to a Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) report, which details recent uses of American cities to train U.S. military personnel that have resulted in frightened citizens, such as the drills conducted this week in Houston and Miami.
Further, Faal points out a mock city that was built at 29 Palms Marine Corps base that’s about the size of downtown San Diego.
Faal worries that the U.S. military is being trained to be used domestically, writing, “Russian military analysts contributing to this MFA report note that the building of this massive urban warfare center at Twentynine Palms is ‘extremely troubling’ due to its ‘radical departure’ from the US militaries (sic) Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC) which is the major training area for American troops being trained for warfare.”
The MFA report, according to Faal, also points out that in 2010, the Obama administration decided to stop listing 29 Palms as a census-designated place, “thus depriving the American people of knowing how many tens of thousands of troops are being trained to invade their nation’s cities.”
But besides this, the MFA report states that the U.S. government is targeting veterans to keep them from obtaining firearms.
“Of perhaps even greater concern to the American people, this report continues, was President Obama’s signing three ‘presidential memoranda’ on 16 January, of which the first was directing all US federal agencies, including the military, to identify relevant records to be put into his nations (sic) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) which designates those who are able to buy weapons,” writes Faal.
Mentioning Obama’s recent signing of 23 executive orders on gun ownership, Faal writes that the MFA report notes “that no such thing occurred. Rather, these analysts say, Obama initiated ‘executive actions,’ knowing that the former (executive orders) would have to be made public, but the latter (executive actions) can, and was done in secret with no American being able to see for themselves what his full actions against them really are.”
Due to the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, along with many of the surviving veterans of Vietnam with PTSD, veterans with this mental illness will be forbidden from purchasing firearms. Further, under the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), veterans labeled as PTSD are forbidden from appealing the label in federal courts.
An additional executive order from Obama signed in August, Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families, gives his administration sole authority in determining mental illness in veterans.
This would seem to fit with much of what federal agencies have said in the past about veterans. The FBI launched Operation Vigilant Eagle in 2009, going after domestic terrorists, including a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Over the summer, former Marine Brandon Raub was arrested for making “anti-government” remarks on his Facebook page and placed in a psychiatric ward, though a judge later ordered him to be released.