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U.S. Air Space Under Martial Law? Pilot Violates "Secret No Fly Zone" And Charged With Breach Of Peace

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According to William Grigg on the LRC Blog,  last July, the Small Wars Journal published an essay co-written by retired U.S. Army Colonel Kevin Benson entitled “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A `Vision’ of the Future.” That article presented a speculative case study of domestic military operations to put down a domestic insurrection that would seize control of the unremarkable town of Darlington, South Carolina.

In the scenario painted by Col. Benson and his co-author, Professor Jennifer Weber of the University of Kansas, a militia inspired by the Tea Party movement seized control of Darlington’s municipal government, erects checkpoints “on major transportation lines,” and imposes a form of martial law in which “citizens who complain are immediately detained.” The governor of South Carolina invokes the Insurrection Act, leading to a “full-spectrum” response by the U.S. military.

According to Benson and Weber’s article at Small Wars Journal, “The U.S. Army’s Operating Concept 2016-2028 was issued in August 2010 with three goals. First, it aims to portray how future Army forces will conduct operations as part of a joint force to deter conflict, prevail in war, and succeed in a range of contingencies, at home and abroad. Second, the concept describes the employment of Army forces at the tactical and operational levels of war between 2016 and 2028. Third, in broad terms the concept describes how Army headquarters, from theater army to division, organize and use their forces. The concept goes on to describe the major categories of Army operations, identify the capabilities required of Army forces, and guide how force development should be prioritized. The goal of this concept is to establish a common frame of reference for thinking about how the US Army will conduct full spectrum operations in the coming two decades (US Army Training and Doctrine Command, The Army Operating Concept 2016 – 2028, TRADOC Pamphlet 525-3-1, dated 19 August 2010, p. iii. Hereafter cited as TD Pam 525-3-1. The Army defines full spectrum operations as the combination of offensive, defensive, and either stability operations overseas or civil support operations on U.S. soil).”  See the full essay here

Shortly after that essay was published, 70-year-old private pilot Robin Fleming learned that Darlington County – or at least the airspace above it – is already subject to a form of martial law.

Robin Fleming
Credit:  LRC Blog 

Fleming, who belongs to the Bermuda High Soaring aviation club in Lancaster, South Carolina, went for an afternoon glider flight last July in Darlington County. His course briefly took him over the HB Robinson Nuclear Generating Station near Lake Robinson. As he was preparing to return to Lancaster, Fleming lost radio contact with the other members of the club. Hours passed as his friends imagined the worst. Finally they filed a missing aircraft report, and a search began. To their relief, Fleming contacted them – only to leave them horrified when they learned what had happened.

After Fleming passed over the power plant, he was ordered to land his glider, which he did as soon as prevailing wind currents permitted. Once he was down on the ground, Fleming was swarmed by law enforcement.

Fleming was informed that he had violated a “secret no-fly zone.” This was an entirely spurious claim: There is no such thing as a domestic “no-fly zone,” secret or otherwise. That term, significantly, is used to describe aerial blockades imposed by the military — generally under the purported authority of a multilateral body, such as the UN or one of its regional affiliates — against a “rogue nation,” such as Iraq or Libya. The Homeland Security Department apparently considers itself entitled to impose similar restrictions wherever it chooses, and do so without bothering to inform civilian pilots or make suitable notations on FAA-produced sectional aviation charts.

Despite the fact that he had done nothing wrong, Fleming was handcuffed, charged with “breach of peace,” and held for more than 24 hours before being interrogated by FBI and Homeland Security officials. The charges were dismissed after he showed the investigators that the zone wasn’t marked in aviation charts – but he was required to sign a document promising that he wouldn’t file a lawsuit against the officials who had illegally detained him. He later learned that local police officials had made preparations to shoot down his glider if he hadn’t landed as quickly as he did.

Fleming did nothing illegal – yet he was brutalized by people who had been prepared to kill him, and could have done so without consequences. Such is life in our Homeland Security State.

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    • Old Harry

      Well Mr. Fleming, welcome to an autocratic republic. I know you will not believe me but this has been going on for quite a few years in other areas around the USA. That is why I try to keep my golf drives low so as not to loose so many balls by their lasers.

    • TruthHurts

      Darlington SC – is under “undeclared” martial law.

      illegal and unconstitutional checkpoints or as I call them “Nazi Shakedowns” popping up several times per week on every tiny intersection in that pitstop of a town.

      the police and Judges are Masons so they get away with this. according to the law it is illegal to stop anyone without probable cause. THEY ARE STOPPING PEOPLE FIRST, then rustling up some reason afterwards. this, like i said, is illegal!

      Notice the left hand over the right hand of the man in the portrait hanging in their courthouse. this stands for left hand path Satanism which, among Kabbalah and Egyptian Magick, is what Masons practice (knowingly or more likely unknowingly)

      notice the gold fringe on the flag in the courtroom. this means that is a military courtroom operating under the emergency war powers act of 1933. this can not operate on “loyal” territory, only “enemy” territory. this means the state of SC has been declared “enemy territory” and all citizens therein declared “rebel belligerents” if you notice the masonic judge gives everyone the maximum penalty with extreme hostility. he is a traitor and the police serving there, knowingly or unknowingly, are traitors. we do not answer to de facto military courts, or military rule in this country as stated in the “Posse Comitatus” act.

      for a town of 7000 people they have a ridiculously militarized prison industrial complex in operation. 10% of the town is arrested each month (see the darlington county sheriffs dept homepage for the annual arrest report) they do this to fund their Nazi operation, and keep a strangle hold on the town. is there really a reason why a town of mostly senior citizens has a souped up police force with Dodge chargers and grill guards, run flat tires, bullet proof windows and M-16s? CCTV cameras on the courthouse, police station and DOT buildings?

      i fear there is nothing that can be done because of the Masonic rulers there. i would suggest moving and leaving the town desolate. let those pigs starve, they are TRAITORS and ENEMIES of LIBERTY.

      i’ve posted this before and the blind and/or complicit CL mods are deleting it. wake up fools!

      read, spread and repost. there is no other way to report on injustice in that small town.


      • Old Harry

        Sadly; for you, to defend your rights is very costly, while the government has an unlimited supply of tax payer funds to prosecute. A legal battle you cannot win! The only battle left to fight will be on the streets and it will not be against a foreign country.

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