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THE REGIME PREPARES TO USE TANKS AGAINST ITS OWN CITIZENS

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    Alabama Activates Tank Unit Columbus Ledger-Enquirer July 18, 2002 http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/local/3683920.htm A day after
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      Alabama Activates Tank Unit
      Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
      July 18, 2002

      http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/local/3683920.htm

      A day after President Bush's release of a homeland defense strategy
      calling for the possible domestic use of U.S. military forces, Alabama
      activated a 300-soldier Army National Guard tank battalion as part of a
      homeland defense force.

      In a statement released Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman said the
      Ozark, Ala.-based 1st Battalion, 131st Armor "is equipped with modern
      battle tanks, the M1A1 Abrams" and "will serve in the homeland defense
      role within the United States."

      Siegelman, commander-in-chief of the state's national guard, did not say
      what role the tank battalion would serve in homeland defense.

      In addition to the tank battalion, 200 guardsmen from Special Forces units
      based in Auburn and Huntsville were activated and "will conduct
      post-mobilization training and then deploy to undisclosed locations in
      support of the war on terrorism," Siegelman said.

      Siegelman's office forwarded questions about Wednesday's activation to the
      Alabama National Guard.

      Asked if the armored battalion was deploying with its tanks and, if so,
      what role they would play in a domestic role, Guard spokesman Lt. Col.
      Robert Horton said: "That can't be discussed. It all will depend on the
      mission."

      Though he said he could not provide specifics, Horton said the activation
      was not linked to Bush's quest for use of U.S. military forces on the home
      front.

      The deployment will last one to two years, Horton said.


      See:
      http://www.military.com/NewsContent/1,13319,FL_ala_071902,00.html?cat=LEADSTORY1

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