‘We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability,’ Robertson said. ‘We don’t need another $200 billion war to get rid of one strong-arm dictator. It’s a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.’
With this kind of wacky right wing rhetoric in mind and looking at all the recent legal the activity in the wake of the announced closures of National Guard and Reserve Bases from the BRAC 05 review, we see that states are scrambling to file lawsuits against the Federal Government to stop these closures. States are now citing the fact that the National Guard troops are not Federal unless mobilized, the states interpretation is that Governors must sign off on any such closures or unit movements into or out of their respective states. In a recent memorandum from the Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General C Kevin Marshall concludes that the Federal Government does not need permission to move National Guard or Reserve Units or Installations. Individual states will no doubt contend in court that National Guard units are not Federal until activated and serve the state and any movement of those units must go through the individual states and be approved by them. This will no doubt turn into a lengthy legal battle as more and more states sue to retain authority over their individual National Guard units. Any such legal battle will no doubt cost billions of dollars to the government in legal fees and in the upkeep of installations running far past their scheduled closure dates.
One can only ask this obvious question: How long will we have to endure this costly legal process before the CIA is called upon to install puppet governments friendly to the Federal Government in rebellious states; thus putting an end to this costly struggle?
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