Undeniable Fact 5 – Militarization of the DHS, Domestic Police Forces and FEMA

We’ve now come perilously close to something that some would call conspiracy theory. But, you would have to be blind not to see the fact that official explanations do not fit what everyone can see with their own eyes. The US government has been involved in the creation of paramilitary organizations across America, and the explanation that they give for this – if you can get one – doesn’t make sense.

Let’s get the facts out of the way. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition – most of that very expensive and very one-shot-lethal hollow point bullets. The US government is giving armored personnel carriers, specifically MRAP vehicles, to police units all over the United States and these units are using them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been setting up facilities across America with barbed-wire fences facing inwards (i.e., to keep people in, not out). Domestic police forces and the US military are being trained to recognize historically non-violent groups of US citizens as a threat to national security. I could go on, but these facts (and yes, they are facts) should be enough.

The question is why?

Taken individually, each of these facts could be given a fairly benign explanation – although, rather flimsy. But, when you put these facts together, you are left with a feeling that these ‘benign explanations’ don’t fit. In fact, there’s just no way that a rational person can look at all this (and the other undeniable facts) without coming away with a profound sense of dread.

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Fact 1 – DHS has ordered 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition

The scoffers have argued that they haven’t taken delivery of all 1.6 billion rounds, that it’s just a cost saving measure – that it’s a five-year contract that just gives them the ability to take delivery of ‘up to’ 1.6 billion rounds. But, 1.6 BILLION? Really?

Who are they planning to go to war with?

http://www.infowars.com/dhs-excuse-for-buying-billions-of-rounds-of-ammo-exposed-as-yet-another-blatant-lie/

Fact 2 – The US government is militarizing police departments

I know that those MRAP vehicles are cool and that we have a huge surplus of them since we no longer need them in Iraq. But, did you know that they are expensive to maintain?

Worse, you have surely noticed the dramatic increase in SWAT raids with these MRAP armored personnel carriers, for no better reason than to serve a court summons. The police have been given deadly toys, and they’re expected to use them.

Have we really become such an unruly society that we need to use such heavy-handed tactics all of the time?

Why are they doing this to us?

WSJ – Rise of the Warrior Cop: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323848804578608040780519904

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2013/08/swat-team-nation.html

http://www.cato.org/raidmap

http://www.infowars.com/marine-corps-colonel-homeland-security-building-domestic-army/

Fact 3 – FEMA internment facilities – or, FEMA Camps

I had been hearing stories of FEMA Camps being whispered about in the alternative media, and I’d discounted those stories for years. But I’ve had to come to the conclusion that these facilities are real. Too many photos and too many credible reports cannot be denied any longer. There really are unmarked facilities across the country with barbed wire fencing designed to keep people in – not out.

Here is where I depart from some of the more rabid conspiracy theorists. These are not death camps. These are not execution centers. I believe that these camps were set up for the purpose of keeping society from collapsing in the event of a national emergency. And yes, when things fall apart, you will need to declare martial law, and you will need a place to put people who object to this.

You will also need a place where you can house and feed lots and lots of people. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina illustrated the need for FEMA to be better prepared.

But, wait a minute…

That all sounds very logical, but why are they being so paranoid about communicating their intentions?

Why are they preparing for martial law, and not telling us about it?

http://thecommonsenseshow.com/2012/11/12/cbs-news-admits-fema-camps-are-real/

Fact 4 – Police and the military are being trained to see us as a threat

I agree that homegrown terrorism is a very real possibility. There are enough crazies in ANY society to make you want to be ready for one or more of them jumping out of the bushes and lobbing bombs at you. But, we’ve been handling that problem for decades. Why are we suddenly so fearful of any person with unconventional views?

Worse, why is the US going after peaceful Christians and elderly conservatives in lawn chairs?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/10/23/Military-Training-Doc-Anti-Christian-SPLC-a-Trusted-Source-to-Define-Extremism

Undeniable Conclusions

As we work our way through my series on Undeniable Facts, it is getting clearer and clearer that something is wrong – that what we are hearing does not fit the facts. You and I may disagree on the reasons and intentions that lie behind the undeniable, but we can no longer deny that there is a problem – and that we must do something about it.

It is time to get ready.

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7 thoughts on “Undeniable Fact 5 – Militarization of the DHS, Domestic Police Forces and FEMA

  1. “Fact 1 – DHS has ordered 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition”

    Absolutely not true, and the Forbes and Infowars sources you cite have been soundly debunked. I have a database of DHS ammo solicitations since 2004. Since January 2011, DHS has issued contracts totaling about 670 million rounds, mostly over 5 years.

    Try providing solicitation numbers that have been issued contracts totaling 1.6 billion rounds. I’ll look at them! So far, no one has been able to provide reputable sources for me.
    Infowars apparently cannot do simple math, nor can they comprehend the clear language and nomenclature of the DHS solicitations. Post your information; I’ll give it an honest look.

    • Hey Mike,

      Thanks for the comment.

      Unfortunately, the 1.6 billion figure is correct and correlates to official government solicitations. I’ve seen the solicitations myself.

      However, even your own figure of 670 million rounds of ammunition is still deeply unsettling. That is enough ammunition to shoot each man, woman, and child in America, twice. Why do they need this much ammunition?

      They certainly do not need this much ammunition for training and to fight terrorism. That much is clear.

      Please remember that I lived in a ‘security state’ for 15 years. I know what martial law, and preparations for martial law, look like. The activities of the DHS should be deeply troubling to everyone.

      Everyone should be asking themselves if they are prepared for a difficult future.

      Again Mike, thanks for giving me the opportunity to clarify this point.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

      • John, I realized that I did not respond to your question about why DHS needs “this much ammunition.” There’s a lot I could say, but I’l try to be succinct. The 670 million is mostly on “Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity” contracts. DHS is not obligated to buy the full amount; the contracts allow them to buy “up to” the contract amount at the prices and terms of the contract.

        DHS bought 148 M rounds in FY 2010 and that was down to 103 M in FY 2012. Why do they need 120 M rounds per year? First, they have around 72,000 agents who carry daily and qualify 4 times per yr. They are issued 200 rounds per weapon (handgun, rifle, and/or shotgun) for practice and qualifying each quarter.
This means each agent is issued 800, 1,600 or more rounds just for these quals. Additional ammo is used for agents who receive advanced training. Could this be cut? Probably, but I think the numbers hold up since these guys carry every day, everywhere they go.

        That ammo also supplies 41,000 members of the Coast Guard and 60,000 state and local LEOs who train at the FLETCs, although they are not subject to the same qualifications ad Federal LEOs. As a carry permit holder, I think it’s important for a responsible person to practice. LEOs in Federal positions who carry everyday need to me proficient. I have no problem with the amount these guys are shooting, but my main point is that the amounts being presented by various sites, including yours, is a huge exaggeration of reality. As Christians, i think it is important to be factual in our communications, don”t you?

        MG

  2. “Unfortunately, the 1.6 billion figure is correct and correlates to official government solicitations. I’ve seen the solicitations myself.”

    John, while I appreciate and share most of your concerns about the concerns about the current administration, I must strongly disagree with this comment. I accepted it for a short time myself. While I trust that you are a Christian, I will add that your statement does not provide any verification of these numbers. I, too have been all over the internet and the FBO site. I have purchased industry summary reports and spoken by phone with people involved in the training of the DHS agents. I have painstakingly researched the solicitations, and do not find evidence to support the 1.6 B number.

    I have no doubt that you believe the number is 1.6 Billion, but I suspect that you do not have solicitation numbers to support this or you would have provided them as I requested. If you can provide such information, I will change my tune. Why can you not provide them?

    I’m friends with Tim Brown at Freedom Outpost if you’d like to verify anything about me.

    Yours in Christ, Mike Gay

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