I have a source who has posted this photo and description on their Facebook account showing a US soldier guarding land that will be turned into a ‘waste pit’. Observe..
“Penokee Hills – Northern Wisconsin, USA;
It does appear Gtac is willing to spill blood to achieve their goal of turning 22 miles of pristine wilderness into the world’s largest open pit taconite mine in their pursuit of the all mighty dollar!
Rumors that these soldiers are possibly from the 9th infantry division from Washington State. Possibly authorized by governor Walker.
G-Tac has already lobbied and bought our politicians here in Wisconsin to completely remove our environment protection regulations so it is to little surprise that our fascist state is sending in paramilitary units to protect their investments after all,
“Wisconsin is open for business”
The company Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) purchased the mineral rights for a vast area in northwestern Wisconsin– 21,000 acres along 22 miles of the beautiful Penokee Range in Ashland and Iron Counties. In 2011, GTAC proposed to build what could become the largest open-pit iron-ore mine in the world (4 1/2 miles long, 1.5 miles wide and up 1,000 feet deep) to extract taconite, a type of low-grade iron ore.
Why are US soldiers gaurding this? Why are US soldiers deployed on US Soil to guard corporate interests? You know what that is right? Fascism, and I have been smelling it for awhile. To me, neither the patch or the gear looks regulation US Army. Plus, a state Gov. cannot order units under federal control to do anything. However, everything else about him looks US Army. If not US Army, than its some Merc company which could be scarier as they are not harnessed by the same leash as the US Army. Mercs owe their loyalty to the all mighty dollar, the same loyalty the comapny G-Tac has apparently. Hopefully someone will do some more investigating. -Mort