DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks

DHS purchased over 2700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles
DHS purchased over 2700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles

According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm.

Now, Modern Survival Blog reports that the DHS (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.

Dept of Homeland Security seal 1Is the Department of Homeland Security preparing for civil unrest.

It would appear that the United States government is gearing up its firepower and other equipment to deal with average Americans. You don’t need this kind of equipment against the occasional lone nut.

The obvious question is, “Why would they need light-armored tanks to patrol U.S city streets?” They use these kinds of machinery in Iraq and Afghanistan where they’re faced with IED’s. I would echo what this writer over at Modern Survival Blog said:

“Why would DHS need such over-the-top vehicles on U.S. streets to withstand IEDs and mine blasts? There are rails along the perimeter windows/gun ports to help displace the impact of RPG rounds… seems a bit much for a Police/Rescue vehicle…They all have gun ports… Rescue vehicle? What are they expecting or preparing for? It is a ridiculous over-the-top display of force that is meant to intimidate and associate the DHS name and logo with ‘FEAR’. Just like all that’s happening with the TSA (under the wing of DHS), this is about normalization of a new way of American life.”

However one chooses to look at this, the fact is the U.S. government is not being straight with her citizens. Possible explanations run all the way from a cataclysmic disaster is about to occur or the President intends to seize power.

One must ask, where is Congress? Why are they not investigating the Administration?

And if we are approaching some sort of disaster, why did the Obama Administration release 2000 criminals onto America’s streets? One does not release criminals at a time when the nation is in peril. But that would make perfect sense if one were planning to seize power.

This Administration owes us an answer or many will simply assume the worst.

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