Presidential candidate warns of government “power grab” in time of crisis
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Asked about his recent comments  regarding how authorities in the United States were “setting the stage for violence in this country,” Presidential candidate Ron Paul elaborated on how the federal government was preparing for a “breakdown in law and order.”
“They’re planning for any provision,” Paul told the Alex Jones Show, adding that the federal government is very much aware of history.
“You can have a breakdown of law and order so the people will unfortunately be begging for stabilization, and they’ll be inviting the federal government to come in and destabilize things, so I think they’re making plans along those lines,” said the Texas Congressman.
Responding to a question about whether such preparations were about a power grab on behalf of the federal government, Paul responded, “That’s their goal, it’s all about power.”
When pressed who the “they” were, Paul named the Federal Emergency Management Agency, who have come in for harsh criticism from the Congressman in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
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Riots that emerged largely as a consequence of economic hardships have gripped Europe and the Middle East over the past 18 months, although little significant unrest has so far been seen in the United States.
However, many expect the situation to only become more volatile as America teeters on the brink of a double-dip recession.
With disapproval of Congress at an all time high  as citizens are more disenfranchised with their political leadership than ever before, political commentators like pollster Pat Caddell have warned that many Americans are now “pre-revolutionary”. 
Preparations for civil unrest in the United States have long been on the books, but those plans have recently been refreshed.
Immediately following the riots in the UK, the NYPD announced that it was training police  to deal with disobedience, “should out-of-control riots break out here”.
As we reported three years ago , U.S. troops returning from Iraq were being re-allocated to occupy America, running checkpoints and training to deal with “civil unrest and crowd control” under the auspices of a Northcom program that revolved around deploying 20,000 active duty troops inside America to “help” state and local officials during times of emergency.
The date set for the completion of this program was 2011.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com . He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.