Ohio National Guard trains for 2nd Amendment terrorists

From Media Trackers:

Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

Documents from an Ohio National Guard (ONG) training drill conducted last January reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists. [Is this along the lines of the Obama Administration identifying Catholics as terror-threats, right?]

The ONG 52nd Civil Support Team training scenario involved a plot from local school district employees to use biological weapons in order to advance their beliefs about “protecting Gun Rights and Second Amendment rights.[Sounds like a good idea for a novel, except make it liberals against the 2nd Amendment doing things like occupying city parks.]

Portsmouth Fire Chief Bill Raison told NBC 3 WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia that the drill accurately represented “the reality of the world we live in,” [?] adding that such training “helps us all be prepared.” [Because 2nd Amendment activists have threatened to use biological weapons?]

Internal ONG documents provided to Media Trackers after repeated delays provide further context to what WSAZ-TV reported last winter.

In the disaster-preparedness scenario, two Portsmouth Junior High School employees poisoned school lunches with mustard gas, acting on orders from white-nationalist leader William Pierce. [Yep, get all those liberal boogymen in their.  Are they also from the South?]

The ONG team discovered biological weapons being produced in the school, [In… chemistry class?] requiring activation of containment and decontamination procedures.

Participants in the disaster drill located documents expressing the school employees’ “anti-government” sentiments, as well as a note identifying Pierce as the fictional right-wing terrorists’ leader.

[NB] ONG’s 52nd Civil Support Unit participated in a similar drill involving left-wing terrorists with Athens County first responders last year; public officials apologized for that training the next day in response to complaints from local environmentalist groups.

No apology to Ohioans who support limited government and the Second Amendment appears to be forthcoming.


No apology? I’m shocked!  Shocked, I say!

This reminds me of Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken.

This is a trilogy.  Yes, it is dystopian SHTF stuff.

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  1. Mike says:

    Terrorists? How judgmental! Militants, or activists, or concerned citizens, perhaps. Or we might check with Facebook for the very latest politically correct designation. But, goodness gracious, not terrorists!

  2. Del says:

    The Second Amendment envisioned a free citizenry defending themselves from a government tyranny.

    As we have let our government bloat to the level of paranoid tyranny, we should not be surprised that they see us freedom-desiring citizens as “potential terrorists.”

    Obama made this clear a few years ago, when he put pro-lifers, TEA Party activists and Second Amendment defenders on his list of “terrorist threats.” And then he started surveillance of the Press, subpoena of phone records, and harassment by the IRS.

    Oppose Obama openly, and you are considered an enemy combatant.

    If this sounds silly, remember that this paranoid progression happened in Mexico and Germany and Russia and Japan and several smaller state, during the last century. We should not be surprised that it continues in our time. We are not immune.

  3. pannw says:

    I have thought it was coming since we voted in the abortionist in chief the first time, but even I can’t get over how fast the momentum is building. I’d say the full blown Chastisement is nearly upon us. God, please give me strength.

  4. StJude says:

    I cant believe how far we have slid…. if someone would have read all this to me 10 years ago I would have deemed them crazy.

  5. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Southern Ohio is pretty much the South. Portsmouth is, anyway. :) To be fair, the ONG also did exercises with left-wing terrorists as the villains.

    And yes, conspiracy theorists, the dragon of Sarmatia has appeared on Western military (particularly heavy cavalry) banners since Sarmatian and Roman times. Latest theory is that the Sarmatian dragon banners were long and squiggly because they were supposed to look like floaty Chinese dragons, except that Sarmatians like the color red better than the color yellow.

  6. Supertradmum says:

    I hope Catholics are spiritually preparing for real pressure from this government. I mean is is already happening in the EU and America, being way more organized than Broke Big Brother (EU) will be able to implement whatever answers to so-called threats it deems necessary.

    Remember, the Catholics in England were killed for being traitors for putting Rome and the Pope first, and not taking the oaths.

  7. snoozie says:

    What the heck is with the baphomet image on their logo???

  8. cpttom says:

    So, let me get my head around this, as a former US Army Officer–if you are in favor of preserving and defending the Constitution and you’re for the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hapiness you’re a Terrorist, but if you are interested in subverting the dusty old document of the Constitution you get elected President? Okay, that makes PERFECT sense in the Bizzaro United States of America we live in today. *eye roll*

  9. Nancy D. says:


  10. thepapalbull says:

    You just made my list, Father!

    Wally Malvone

  11. Theodore says:

    US Army Institute of Heraldry is responsible for all US Army heraldic devices. This is a Distinctive Unit Insignia but the larger question is why is it on their blazon?


  12. Gail F says:

    As an Ohioan I think this was just them being stupid — and possibly afraid to offend the left-wing folks. As the story says, apparently they did a left-wing bad guys scenario (and let’s face it, in real life in the West they’ve generally been left-wing bad guys) and the left wing people had a fuss. Maybe they thought the right wing people wouldn’t like it much but would at least understand that military folks DO need to practice this stuff and wouldn’t make as much of a fuss, which is exactly what happened.

  13. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    Waco Texas, and now Ohio. Hmmm. It’s the stuff of a dystopic novel.

    On the other hand, maybe Mr. President and the folks at Homeland security have been watching too many JAG re-runs?

  14. Sonshine135 says:

    When I was in the National Guard, we would have weekends that were dedicated completely to riot control. I often wondered why. We were an artillery unit. It never sat well with me.

  15. Kathleen10 says:

    Every member of a National Guard unit, military police force, and so on, needs to consider deeply what they are asked to defend against, and realize the times we are in. One would hope blind obedience would end at the point of being asked to round up or God forbid, shoot fellow Americans. I’m not naive, I’m just saying even with commanders and whatnot, individuals need to pay attention and decide what they will perhaps do before they are asked to do it.

    On a bright note, Connecticut is getting some good press, or our residents are, for NOT registering what the state now calls “assault weapons”. As it turns out, they are realizing now that in response to the un-Constitutional laws that were rushed through our liberal legislature last year, obligatory registration, Connecticut gun owners are NOT complying with the law. It appears there may be 350,000 “unregistered” weapons in our state at this time, or maybe more! Connecticut residents are just not complying and this has become painfully obvious. Now our political leaders must try to figure out what to do with the 20,000 Class D felons they have just created by instituting laws that Connecticut residents are flagrantly breaking. Michael Lawlor, the openly gay legislator who was heavily involved in all this, stated that the state may now “send a letter” to the gun owners, which implies they already know who they are. But there are those who are saying that legally, the fact that the majority of Connecticut residents are “breaking” this law creates a situation that “nullifies” the law already. Apparently, our legal system looks askance at any law so created that thousands of citizens refuse to obey. The sheer fact that this number of citizens are breaking a law creates a legal loophole that may end up in a dead-end for gun grabbers. I can tell you there are many people in our state who are vigorously responding to these gun registration and related laws, and they are getting very involved and active in the political sphere in our state.
    There is hope.

  16. RANCHER says:

    Just the beginning as Obama continues his purge of our best, brightest, and most Constitution supporting military leaders and replaces them with blind, puppet following yes men. On a related front, which has received little attention, is the installation of oath of office ignoring “leaders” in some of our nation’s largest law enforcement agencies. If there is any hope, come the attempt by “The Wun” to impose martial law, it will have to come from the troop level not the leadership level.

  17. Uxixu says:

    The number of OIF and OEF vets alone would overwhelm most LEO agencies. Most of us are quite heavily defenders of the Constitution and practice our right to keep and bear arms (great recent news on that front, in fact). Throw in their families and non-serving citizens who protect and exercise their rights outside of the Democrat’s urban centers… Those lemmings are not the type to undertake Chinese-style human waves.

    I would heavily wager the vast majority of the current serving armed forces would turn on an overtly tyrannical regime in a heart beat. All of those who can barely do one pull up and forced into combat arms MOS for political reasons that support leftist regimes would be in a for a rude awakening.

  18. tioedong says:

    I wouldn’t worry too much about this: it is the military version of Dungeons and dragons.

    When I was in the NG, our “scenerio” was that Mexico turned communist and the Russkis and Mexicans were invading us. No one really expected such a thing: it was just a game.

    This is merely a “WMD” drill for a chemical attack. Since the ecoterrorists and Muslims can’t be made bad guys, they chose the gun nuts. And alas there are such crazies out there, as any ex Oklahoman can tell you. Ever read “The Turner Diaries”?

    But training for a “WMD” attack might come in handy if the latest Bird flu from China gets lose.

  19. OrthodoxChick says:


    The Connecticut gun owners (some of them) have put up a Facebook page. It already has 10K likes.


  20. Matthew K says:

    As a veteran of the Ohio National Guard this is very disturbing. However, I suspect it is a case of trying to “keep the training fresh”. When I was in the Guard we trained in riot control to protect firefighters attempting to quell the flames at “a public institution”. Most of us understood it to be a college campus. This was only just more that a decade past Kent State.

    I think the training officers were in this case are frustrated scriptwriters who are looking to be original. We were actually very sensitive to what constitutes a “legal order of a superior officer” in my day and I doubt if push would come to shove the ONG would be on the side of the gun grabbers.

  21. Ben Kenobi says:

    “Since the ecoterrorists and Muslims can’t be made bad guys”

    Speaks volumes, doesn’t it? As Voltaire said, “to find your rulers figure out who you can’t criticise.”

  22. Natalie Anne says:

    That can’t really be their logo/flag, whatever it is. The bottom picture is a depiction of the demon baphomet. The Illuminati have him/it as one of their icons I guess you would call it. Lady Gaga and several others have made references to him/it publicly. It’s hard to believe that the US Military would have that as a symbol…

  23. Absit invidia says:

    It’s like they know that they are going to install hardline government laws that infringe upon the Constitution and will begin wholesale shredding our freedoms at will to a point that will cause people to be backed into a corner with no way out of the tyranny being imposed. Look no further than Mexico 1917 and you’ll see with things like the Calles Law from a government that ruled with an iron fist and enacted hardline oppressive laws upon its people forcing them to defend their basic rights as human beings.

  24. AnAmericanMother says:

    Natalie Anne, Theodore,
    This sort of “heraldry” is not worth worrying about. I’m sure the USAIH thinks it is the bee’s knees, but it’s really just a couple guys with a long list of units that they have to develop insignia for, without a lot of time or thought (relatively speaking of course).The Lord Lyon King of Arms it ain’t.
    I think I see where they were coming from though – the other three symbols are Chemical Corps (my hubby’s old branch) used as a symbol for chemical weapons, nuclear hazard, and biological hazard. Or NBC, aka the bad stuff. They just pulled up another negative symbol on the computer to complete the 4th quadrant.
    Or maybe they now have an Exorcism Specialist rating that is since my husband’s time?

  25. SKAY says:

    Ben Kenobi
    “As Voltaire said, “to find your rulers figure out who you can’t criticise.”

    Exactly–ninety percent of the news media proves that every day.

  26. Fr. Bryan says:

    More ‘Signs of the Times”…

  27. Speravi says:

    This makes me tempted to buy some guns, and I don’t even want a gun. Is the Bill of Rights now to be considered dangerous?

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