An American military document just uncovered appears to detail an US Army plan that calls for detaining âpolitical activistsâ at re-education camps staffed by military-hired âPSYOP officersâ in both America and abroad.
The website Infowars.com has unearthed the smoking gun, a copy of a United States military manual entitledÂ FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations, which appears to offer Defense Department insiders instructions on dealing with the imprisonment of anyone considered an enemy to the American way of life and how to go about indoctrination them with anÂ âappreciation of US policies and actionsâÂ through psychological warfare.
On May Day in 1971, the US Army rounded up approximately 7,000 protesters into a stadium in Washington, DC that they treated like a make-shift prison camp. Have things changed in the past 40 years? Now a Department of Defense document has been leaked to the Web that details âInternment and Resettlement Operations.â The manual outlines policies for processing detainees in internment camps domestically and abroad and how to âre-educateâ unruly activists. Alex Jones, host of the Alex Jones Show, joins us to find out what this means to people across the globe.
The PDF made available is dated February 2010 but has only now been leaked online. A copy of the document has been uploaded to the website PublicIntelligence.net for viewing, and additionally a version appears to be hosted on the US Militaryâs Doctrine and Training Publications page at armypubs.us.army.mil, although access to papers published there are unavailable to those without the Pentagonâs authorization, therefore making it impossible to verify the authenticity of the manual at this time. The military site that appears to host a copy has also implemented security measures on its servers that it cautions visitors areÂ ânot for your personal benefit or privacy.â
Further, the title page of the manual warns that the material contained in its 326 pages is be distributed to US Defense Department and its contractors only, and that must beÂ âdestroy[ed] by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or construction of the document.â
âThis manual addresses I/RÂ [Internment and Resettlement]Â operations across the spectrum of conflict, specifically the doctrinal paradigm shift from traditional enemy prisoner of war (EPW) operations to the broader and more inclusive requirements of detainee operations,âÂ the paperâs authors explain in the first paragraph of the documents preface. From there, it goes on to explain that the methods of psychological warfare and brainwashing of persons applies toâUS military prisoners, and multiple categories of detainees (civilian internees [CIs], retained personnel [RP], and enemy combatants), while resettlement operations are focused on multiple categories of dislocated civilians (DCs).â
The manual continues by describing categories of personnel whom are certain guidelines of the manual apply. A detainee, for example, is any person captured by an armed force, but does not include personnel held for law enforcement purposes â except where the US is the occupying power. Civilian internees are described as anyoneâinterned during armed conflict, occupation, or other military operation for security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.â
âAn adaptive enemy will manipulate populations that are hostile to US intent by instigating mass civil disobedience, directing criminal activity, masking their operations in urban and other complex terrain, maintaining an indistinguishable presence through cultural anonymity and actively seeking the raditional sanctuary of protected areas as defined by the rules of land warfare,âÂ reads the paper.Â âCommanders will use technology and conduct police intelligence operations to influence and control populations, evacuate detainees and, conclusively, transition rehabilitative and reconciliation operations to other functional agencies.â
On their own part, Infowars.com details the manual by writing,Â âWe have exhaustively documented preparations for the mass internment of citizens inside America, but this is the first time that language concerning the re-education of detainees, in particular political activists, has cropped up in our research.â
Throughout the manual, the DoD outlines methods to go about detaining US military prisoners captured for bothâbattlefield and nonbattlefield confinement,âÂ how to rehabilitate them toÂ âensure a successful return to societyâÂ and âpsychological operations (PSYOP), practices and procedures to support I/R operations.â
Fifty-six pages into the manual, its authors explain the role of psychological operations officers regarding internment and resettlement, and explain that they will be responsible for developing methods designedÂ âto pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations.âÂ PSYOP officers, the manual adds, identify âmalcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.â
The manual also demands that the PSYOP officers overseeing the detainment camps identify âpolitical activistsâ for indoctrination.