It’s no secret that the Department of Homeland Security (when you read “Homeland” think “Fatherland” and Nazis, because that’s essentially the spirit of the term) has been rapidly acquiring ammunition and state of the art equipments, such as armored vehicles.
The amount of ammo they’ve been buying is astonishing – 1.6 billion rounds, reportedly:
…some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America. – Forbes
The reason those hollow point bullets are forbidden by international law is because of the horrific things they do to flesh. They are design to open up, or unfold like the petals of a flower, upon impact, creating an array of dagger sharp edges that tear the biggest hole possible in the intended target. Who might that intended target be? Well, by definition it wouldn’t be an invading foreign army – defending against that is what the military is for. DHS is a domestic agency, and so its responsibilities are limited to the domestic concerns:
Where the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect the United States within, at, and outside its borders. Its stated goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism. – Wikipedia
It’s the focus on “terrorism” that I find particularly concerning, because it’s whomever they choose to apply that label to that will find themselves on the business end of all this military ordnance. That includes American citizens.
Rewind a moment to the quote above about how long the 1.6 BILLION rounds of ammo would last in a sustained conflict – 20 plus years! Think about that…
They are buying enough ammo for conflict within the borders of the USA that could potential last for over 20 years. That’s 20 years of nonstop conflict, mind you. They are providing equipments to local police forces that are effectively militarizing them. Huge armored personnel carriers. New, high tech weapons for crowd dispersal and control, like the microwave and sound weapons. Body armor and helmets, like SWAT teams utilize.
What on earth are they preparing for? I have my own ideas, and it doesn’t take a brainiac to figure out that whatever future they are prepping for will look nothing like the current time. Today, police drive around in essentially “normal” vehicles, and wear hats, not military-grade combat helmets. If DHS is arming these police forces with such gear, as well as themselves, that can only mean one thing – war.
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