by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics
A lot of emails have been coming in about Jade Helm, a highly secret and most controversial U.S. Special Operations exercise that created a flood of conspiracy theories about a government takeover. The Washington Post has reported that Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria, a spokesman for Army Special Operations Command, said his organization is “considering allowing a small number of journalists to view selected portions of the exercise later this summer, but nothing is finalized.”
There is no question that the government is preparing for civil unrest. No, we do not advise them. But make no mistake about it, probably every single security agency around the world follows our model. They began drills actually practicing in cities with the turn of the War Cycle in 2014. Even back in the 1980s, Citadel, the competitor of West Point, asked to teach the Economic Confidence Model to their students.
It is impossible to keep what our model forecasts from the government. It certainly appears they are gearing up around the world for the turn in our War Cycle. Numerous news articles appear around the world, quoting us on this topic in many forums.
Let me state this very clearly: I have been warning that we are entering a period where taxes everywhere will rise. It has begun even in Texas. Government is simply unsustainable in its present form. There MUST be a total collapse and then rising from the ashes will be restructuring. Government will not lay down its arms willingly. They will attack the population if they attempt to rise up in protest. This is typical of the decline and fall of government. They always seek to sustain their power at all costs. They will fail as communism failed – that much is certain. However, keep in mind that it must get worse before it gets better. They are indeed preparing for civil unrest. They will hunt down citizens to defend themselves.
The primary reason Hoover lost the presidential election of 1932 was the result of the attack upon the Bonus Army, a group composed of veterans from World War I who wanted payment. The government sent in the U.S. Army to kill their own veterans. The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers –– 17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups –– who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand cash payment redemption of their service certificates. Retired Marine Corps Major General, Smedley Butler, one of the most popular military figures of the time, visited their camp and supported their protest. On July 28, 1932, U.S. Attorney General, William D. Mitchell, ordered the veterans removal from all government property. Washington police met with resistance and fired shots, killing two unarmed veterans. President Hoover then ordered the army’s removal from their campsite in downtown Washington.
Army Chief of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur, commanded the infantry and cavalry supported by six tanks; his second in command was Eisenhower. The Bonus Army marchers with their wives and children were driven out, and their shelters and belongings burned, but not before women and children died as well. MacArthur, the hero of World War II, unleashed tanks on the street against the veterans.