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Lew Rockwell’s Website Warns of Coming U.S. Civil War

By Larry Keller on December 14, 2009 - 4:24 pm, Posted in Conspiracies

You thought President Obama had his hands full sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan? That’s small potatoes compared to the other big military plan on his agenda: returning 200,000 troops from other countries to the U. S. Northern Command in preparation for an imminent civil war at home.

At least that’s the word from some on the right wing-fringe — in this case, and pastor and former presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin. And from where did they get this surprising information? The European Union Times (EUT). In the likely event you’re unfamiliar with it, that online publication carries links to American white supremacist publications like American Renaissance (whose editor says black people cannot sustain civilization) and carries section headings that include “European Pride” and “Survival.” Among the stories in the first category are pieces about Christians in Moldavia tearing down an outdoor menorah, and the decline of mixed marriages in Russia. Stories featured in the “Survival” section include another citizens’ “grand jury” planning to “indict” Obama — this time in Tennessee — and the “great victory” in Switzerland, where voters recently backed an arguably referendum to ban the erection of minarets. A third section carries a litany of accounts of black-on-white crimes.

The EUT claims that Obama has issued orders to “begin immediately” preparing for a 200,000-troop increase to the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based U.S. Northern Command, formed seven years ago to oversee homeland defense. That’s so it can prepare for “an expected outbreak of civil war within the United States before the end of winter,” the EUT claims. The supposed implosion of the nation’s banking system will foment this explosion of violence. “Russian military analysts” are the source for this shocking news, as well as “reports,” which claim that there are “over 220 million American people armed to the teeth and ready to explode.” Of course, no actual analysts or reports are named. But that didn’t stop somebody named Michael Gaddy writing for, and Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate in 2008, from hyping the story.

Rockwell is a libertarian commentator and blogger and former aide to U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), as well as current chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Auburn, Ala. Gaddy is a contributor to his website. Gaddy’s only qualifications appear to be that he is an Army veteran of Vietnam, Grenada and Beirut. “Either the government is anticipating a total financial breakdown, there are plans to confiscate firearms, a new false flag event is in the works, or any combination of the three,” he concludes from the EUT story.

“On the minds of many Americans and politicians is exactly how will the military and law enforcement react if told to confiscate firearms or move American citizens to FEMA camps,” Gaddy added on “Brace yourselves and prepare, this is going to get real ugly.”

Not to be outdone, Baldwin also dug up the FEMA camp canard — a central, and completely groundless, conspiracy theory of the militia movement of the 1990s — in a piece he wrote on his website last Friday. “This would help explain the reports of all those potential detention camps that have been constructed (including the abandoned military installations that have refurbished fences, guard towers, etc., around them),” he wrote.

Baldwin called for a “revolution of the individual states: to reclaim their sovereignty and fight for the liberties of their sovereigns (We the People). Furthermore, such a revolution would be constitutional, lawful, moral, and, yes, in compliance with the laws of Nature and Nature’s God.” Still, the Pensacola, Fla., pastor hedged on the reliability of the EUT story, saying that Obama “might be” worried about a civil war. That, however, was reason enough for him to write a lengthy, alarmist essay about it.

  • sprale

    Wow. Seems that the calls for the SPLC to be classified as a hate group are not as fringe as I had previously thought…

  • Sid Davis

    I don’t know about the timing or veracity of the troop deployment claim, but my observation is that the US is on the road to civil war if in fact the federal government doesn’t just financially collapse and peacefully go away like the USSR did in the 1990’s.

    Civil war easily will erupt when the pain and suffering from living under a plundering and controlling government exceeds the pain that people perceive will come from confronting it violently. If you look at the official bonded debt of the US government it exceeds per capita that of Greece. If you add in the obligations under Social Security and Medicare then the actual debt is six times bigger than the bonded debt alone, something that cannot possible be paid. So default in some form is inevitable, and that will come on the backs of those depending on Social Security and Medicare.

    If you look at the distribution of wealth, it resembles more a slave plantation than a free society. This is because of years and years of legislation, lobbies for by special interests and voted for by venal politicians, which effectively rigs the economy to benefit the few at the expense of the many.

    If you look at history, there are parallels today to the lead up time to the American Revolution and the Civil War. Each was preceded by an awakening to political conditions and a reevaluation of these arrangements. The Ron Paul “revolution”, the Tea Party, and the Occupy movement are simply the early, peaceful efforts to address what has essentially become a fascist system, particularly from an economic point of view, and as these efforts fail, the avenue will open to violent resolution, the outcome of which cannot be know.

  • johnc

    Please replace “american negroes” with African AMericans. This was taken from an old report. MY sincere apologies.