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What do you call Civilian National Security Force?

November 2nd, 2008 . by TexasFred

Listen to the words of Barack Obama in this video, what do you think you would call a Civilian National Security Force?

In 1925 Adolf Hitler formed his own personal bodyguard called the Schutzstaffel (SS). Four years later Hitler appointed Heinrich Himmler as the leader of the SS. By the time of Himmler’s appointment the SS had only 280 members. They wore the same uniform as the SA except for a black cap with a silver death’s head badge and a black tie.

Over the next year Himmler obtained the independence of the SS from the Sturm Abteilung (SA). Sepp Dietrich was put in charge of Hitler’s bodyguard whereas Himmler concentrated on building up the organization.

With the agreement of Adolf Hitler, Himmler expanded the size of the SS. Himmler personally vetted all applicants to make sure that all were good ‘Aryan’ types. In 1932 Himmler introduced all-black uniform of the SS.

By the time the Nazi Party gained power in 1933 Himmler’s SS had grown to a strength of 52,000. He was also made head of all German political police outside Prussia, where Hermann Goering was the minister of the interior.

Himmler agreed with Goering that the Sturm Abteilung (SA) posed a threat to the German Army and in June 1934, along with his loyal assistants, Reinhard Heydrich, Kurt Daluege and Walter Schellenberg, he arranged what became known as the Night of the Long Knives.

As a result of this purge the SS was now the principal instrument of internal rule in Germany. In 1936 the Gestapo also came under Himmler’s control. Himmler was also able to put SS men in all the key posts in Nazi Germany.

Much More Here:
Schutzstaffel (SS) : Nazi Germany

And just WHAT would you call it now??

A big tip of the Stetson to The Life of Anthony, where I found the YouTube!

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