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R 031419Z OCT 19MARADMIN 550/19MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//SUBJ/MANPOWER GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION OF RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) MARINES ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY ISO DEFENSE
I've posted this elsewhere, but here's the run-down:
I used to work with MARADMINS a lot. I read this entire fucker. They typically better identify the problem. All this one says is, essentially, Federal Assistance was requested for one of the States in response to a "major disaster or emergency." This is a lot what the protocol looks like before martial law in a State is declared. Except for this is a reality, as eerily vague as the MARADMIN is.
Historically, you see similar directives as a preclude to natural disaster clean-up. However, these are drafted and enacted post-fact (with the disaster in question the 'fact',) on the whole. They also typically contain a lot more information (such as area, purpose, goals) as opposed to the posted MARADMIN.
Not sure what's going down, but I bet this is related to the PG&E shut-down. Even if so, there would normatively be a lot more information to digest. All the References listed are solely related to the process of mobilizing units held in Reserve. Which is pretty spooky, to me at least.
Based on experience, either something is being intentionally not mentioned (cause for concern in and of itself) or this is the sterilized version of the document (which would have the self-same effect as neglect to mention). Of course, any submersive measures on part of our government could only ever be for the welfare of our citizenry and the safeguarding of our glorious nation, as history has so often evidenced.
I'd personally be hyper-vigilant and avoid Cali (any part of it) if at all possible. It could be that Cali won't be affected whatsoever... but based on my intuition and the dialogue of some friends, I believe it will be.
MARRES being activated could genuinely be an earnest attempt at rendering much-needed aid... but the best point in time to push any sort of agenda is after the fact that the citizenry has seen their fellow soldiers, the wardens of their country's security, bravely caravaning down their streets in full-military complement.
Further, the ideal sort of person to push any agenda on is one made docile after having witnessed the efficiency and resolve with which the world's largest combined military dispatches ANY impediments it encounters.
Thoughts? Advice? Finger-words? Wanna call my bet?