Ladies and gents – regular readers are familiar with this blog’s hyper concern, regarding DHS and its “intentions”. So much so that its “strange” behavior has been featured several times.
But with each passing day, and with new drips and drabs coming to the fore, it is becoming frightening clear, as to what the Wayward-in-Chief has in store – for America!
And once actual boots/hardware implant themselves on the ground, there will be nothing American patriots can do to stop them. Therefore, another recap is being given, in the hope it will wake up masses of Americans.
As a matter of record, Northeast Intelligence Network has been tracking DHS for some time, blaring its own alarms- adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/22/update-multiple-sources-within-dhs-ringing-alarm-bells-is-anyone-listening-northeast-intelligence-network-others-too-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-105/.
Yet one would have to be blind not to notice, that the “transformation” of America runs deeply alongside actions taken by DHS - adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/31/the-purposeful-deconstruction-of-the-us-the-co-opting-of-dhs-into-a-radical-force-for-societal-transformation-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. In parallel.
Ask yourselves: Why are Black Hawks swirling overhead in cities near you? - adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/05/black-hawks-swirling-over-us-cities-dhs-stockpiling-inordinate-amount-of-ammo-who-is-their-targetaddendum-to-red-hot-warning-from-north-east-intelligence-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. On top of the army ready helicopters, an unprecedented amount of ammo is being stockpiled. What’s going on? Are they expecting an invasion of body snatchers on the homeland? Perhaps.
Let this be a warning to all patriots: The enemy, according to the regime in Washington, is you - adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/21/warning-all-patriotic-americans-the-enemy-is-you-at-least-according-to-dhs-addendum-to-black-hawks-swirling-over-u-s-cities-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/.
Therefore, politicizing DHS is mandatory, rendering it ineffective to grave dangers from other fronts. Nevertheless, laser-like, their sights are set on “bitter clingers” and vets too. Though for the most part the real dangers are foreign-based, and an increasing amount are implanted within the American Muslim community. But never mind that, they are off the DHS’s radar - adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/08/the-politicizing-of-dhs-rendering-it-ineffective-a-danger-to-national-security-addendum-to-black-hawks-swirling-over-u-s-cities-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. Taboo.
Let us not forget Valerie Jarrett’s dangerous hands, as she creates mischief against patriotic Americans, at the same time that she deconstructs America from abroad and at home - adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/27/dhs-americas-planned-deconstruction-via-valerie-jarrett-domestically-foreign-policy-wise-addendum-to-barack-hussein-obamas-deconstruction-plans-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/.
Due to the above, does its seem unresonable to compare DHS to German’s gestapo? - adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/16/the-disturbingdangerous-parallels-between-dhs-nazi-germanys-gestapo-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. Not from this vantage point.
Most significantly, Rep Gohmert, a valiant Congressman, is not fooled, as he connects the dots via gun control to “other” matters of national import - adinakutnicki.com/2013/03/02/explosive-dhs-insider-reveals-congressman-louie-gohmert-too-disarming-americans-gun-control-empowers-the-redgreen-alliancesharia-law-its-beneficiary-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. “DHS Insider” blows the lid off too. Scary stuff.
Back to DHS’s ammo spree…..
’1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It’s Time For A National Conversation’
The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, so far to little notice. It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. As reported elsewhere, much of this purchase order is for 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. 1.6 billion rounds, therefore, would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.
Add to this perplexingly outré purchase of ammo, DHS now is showing off its acquisition of heavily armored personnel carriers, repatriated from the Iraqi and Afghani theaters of operation. As observed by “paramilblogger” Ken Jorgustin last September:
“[T]he Department of Homeland Security is apparently taking delivery (apparently through the Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico VA, via the manufacturer – Navistar Defense LLC) of an undetermined number of the recently retrofitted 2,717 ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ MaxxPro MRAP vehicles for service on the streets of theUnited States.” …
“These MRAP’s ARE BEING SEEN ON U.S. STREETS all across America by verified observers with photos, videos, and descriptions.
“Regardless of the exact number of MRAP’s being delivered to DHS (and evidently some to POLICE via DHS, as has been observed), why would they need such over-the-top vehicles on U.S. streets to withstand IEDs, mine blasts, and 50 caliber hits to bullet-proof glass? In a war zone… yes, definitely. Let’s protect our men and women. On the streets of America… ?
“They all have gun ports… Gun Ports? In the theater of war, yes. On the streets of America…?
“Seriously, why would DHS need such a vehicle on our streets?”
Why indeed? It is utterly inconceivable that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is planning a coup d’etat against President Obama, and the Congress, to install herself as Supreme Ruler of the United States of America. There, however, are real signs that the Department bureaucrats are running amok. About 20 years ago this columnist worked, for two years, in the U.S. Department of Energy’s general counsel’s office in its procurement and finance division. And is wise to the ways. The answer to “why would DHS need such a vehicle?” almost certainly is this: it’s a cool toy and these (reportedly) million dollar toys are being recycled, without much of a impact on the DHS budget. So…why not?
Why, indeed, should the federal government not be deploying armored personnel carriers and stockpiling enough ammo for a 20-year war in the homeland? Because it’s wrong in every way. President Obama has an opportunity, now, to live up to some of his rhetoric by helping the federal government set a noble example in a matter very close to his heart (and that of his Progressive base), one not inimical to the Bill of Rights: gun control. The federal government can (for a nice change)begin practicing what it preaches by controlling itself.
And … remember the … Sequester? The president is claiming its budget cuts will inconvenience travelers by squeezing essential services provided by the (opulently armed and stylishly uniformed) DHS. Quality ammunition is not cheap. (Of course, news reports that DHS is about to spend $50 million on new uniforms suggests a certain cavalier attitude toward government frugality.)
Spending money this way is beyond absurd well into perverse. According to the AP story a DHS spokesperson justifies this acquisition to “help the government get a low price for a big purchase.” Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center: “The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.”
At 15 million rounds (which, in itself, is pretty extraordinary and sounds more like fun target-shooting-at-taxpayer-expense than a sensible training exercise) … that’s a stockpile that would last DHS over a century. To claim that it’s to “get a low price” for a ridiculously wasteful amount is an argument that could only fool a career civil servant.
Meanwhile, Senator Diane Feinstein, with the support of President Obama, is attempting to ban 100 capacity magazine clips. Doing a little apples-to-oranges comparison, here, 1.6 billion rounds is … 16 million times more objectionable.
Mr. Obama has a long history of disdain toward gun ownership. According to Prof. John Lott, in Debacle, a book he co-authored with iconic conservative strategist Grover Norquist,
“I responded: ‘Yes, I guess so.’
“’I don’t believe that people should own guns,’ Obama replied.
“I then replied that it might be fun to have lunch and talk about that statement some time.
“He simply grimaced and turned away. …
“Unlike other liberal academics who usually enjoyed discussing opposing ideas, Obama showed disdain.”
Mr. Obama? Where’s the disdain now? Cancelling, or at minimum, drastically scaling back — by 90% or even 99%, the DHS order for ammo, and its receipt and deployment of armored personnel carriers, would be a “fourfer.”
- The federal government would set an example of restraint in the matter of weaponry.
- It would reduce the deficit without squeezing essential services.
- It would do both in a way that was palatable to liberals and conservatives, slightly depolarizing America.
- It would somewhat defuse, by the government making itself less armed-to-the-teeth, the anxiety of those who mistrust the benevolence of the federales.
If Obama doesn’t show any leadership on this matter it’s an opportunity for. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, to summon Secretary Napolitano over for a little … national conversation. Madame Secretary? Buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammo and deploying armored personnel carriers runs contrary, in every way, to what “homeland security” really means. Discuss.
Now, while Forbes is concentrating on the perversity of spending untold sums of money on ammo “toys”, the essence of what is really going on is basically ignored. Nevertheless, they too are duly alarmed and suspicious. Yes, they are, or this article would not have been written. There is so much other waste to report on, surely they could have picked a different area of concern. They didn’t.
Yes, a gov’t which claims to be broke has no business making such insane purchases. Therefore, the intrinsic question is not regarding bureaucrats gone wild, but why are the orders to purchase said caches given in the first place? No one is gullible enough to believe that gargantuan requisitions are made sans the oversight of “mama Janet”, without the Transformer-in-Chief’s say so. Hogwash.
LONG past time for a “conversation”.