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Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile
Gateway Pundit ^ | March 3, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/04/2013 12:59:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

This is getting a little creepy.

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

DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP).

Modern Survival Blog reported:

The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.

Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself.

The new DHS sanctioned ‘Street Sweeper’ (my own slang due to the gun ports) is built by Navistar Defense (NavistarDefense.com), a division within the Navistar organization...

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: banglist; bigsis; cw2; dhs; fascism; guncontrol; mrapvehicle; obama; secondamendment
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
..my question is who are they going to man this DHS army with?

Surely they won't wait for the FEMA youth to grow up.

Will they draw from FEMA ICE SS BT or will they add another division under the radar--interesting times...

101 posted on 03/04/2013 9:00:57 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: redgolum

Why on earth would the left rise up? They are in charge. The loony left is running the country, even though it is a small portion of the populace. It has convinced the liberals and the morons in the middle that they are just liberal, not Hugo Chavez in drag. Only the right sees this regime for what it is. I see zero chance of a leftist insurrection, and it would be tiny if it did occur. It would look like a G7 riot, or an OWS rally, a few hundred idiots.


102 posted on 03/04/2013 9:01:10 AM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: McGruff; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Lets see. 2,717 vehicles / 50 states = 54.34 Light Armored Tanks per state.

Heck, here in Texas, our fishermen over 65...  photo b-fish-b.gif could take out 50 of those suckers--

And kids under 18 helping out with grilling steaks...  photo b39-b.gif would do away with the other 4.34!

103 posted on 03/04/2013 9:04:12 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; null and void
These. Are. Not. Tanks!
104 posted on 03/04/2013 9:05:32 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Vaduz
Looks like they expect Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and other large cities ... to go up in smoke soon?

Yes, in much the same way that John Wilkes Booth expected Lincoln to leave office soon!

105 posted on 03/04/2013 9:09:01 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Nachum; ForGod'sSake

Ping.


106 posted on 03/04/2013 9:13:00 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rdcbn
Nice to have around when the EBT cards bounce

I'm predicting that the July 1st EBT recharge will not happen.

They want a "long hot summer" and they want to co-opt the 4th of July.

107 posted on 03/04/2013 9:16:40 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: rdcbn

One of the things we might want to change is the use of the term ‘wannabees’ as many, if not most, LEOs SWAT teams are prior specops. Many LEO orgs practically mandate that.


108 posted on 03/04/2013 9:19:05 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


109 posted on 03/04/2013 9:23:02 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


110 posted on 03/04/2013 9:23:56 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: zagger
What I don’t get is that the DHS does not have a branch called “Homeland Security”.

DHS = Department of Homeland Security

111 posted on 03/04/2013 9:29:11 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Old Sarge
You. Are. Velkom!
112 posted on 03/04/2013 9:30:19 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Tzimisce
Are we headed for a violent takeover?

The takeover already happened.

The armaments are for any organized resistance. Americans.

113 posted on 03/04/2013 9:33:49 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Bigh4u2

“Special Response Team” sounds pretty ominous, to me.


114 posted on 03/04/2013 9:33:49 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Vaduz

That is what I am expecting. When the ebt cards fail, the urban centers that depend on gov for everything will riot and explode. Unless their intent is to use them to confiscate food from farms, they will be fuuly deployed in the ghettos and barrios.


115 posted on 03/04/2013 9:33:49 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: GregNH
Q6: How should the American Flag patch be worn?
(http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/FAQs/faqs.aspx)
Flag Patch
  • The U.S. Code states "no part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica should be worn on the left lapel near the heart."
  • The U.S. Code does not address the positioning of the flag patch. It is appropriate to wear an American flag patch on the left or right sleeve. When worn on the left sleeve, the union would appear towards the front and the stripes would run horizontally toward the back. When worn on the right sleeve, it is considered proper to reverse the design so that the union is at the observer’s right to suggest that the flag is flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.
  • Since the law does not specifically address the positioning of the patch, a decision is left to the discretion of the organization prescribing the wear. As many states and cities have ordinances pertaining to the use of the flag, you may wish to contact the Attorney General of your state or the City Attorney’s office regarding this matter.

It's considered the same for vehicles. Right and left sides are inverse so that the "moving forward" impression is always present.


116 posted on 03/04/2013 9:38:29 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Travis McGee; Jack Black

CWII Ping!


117 posted on 03/04/2013 9:47:00 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: GregNH
US Army Uniform Regulation AR 670-1 Nov 1981
118 posted on 03/04/2013 9:47:33 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

Thanks!


119 posted on 03/04/2013 9:49:59 AM PST by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: null and void; Defiant; Iscool

There is real fear on the left that there will be cuts to entitlements (there will be, the only question is if they will be planned). And then there is those on the left who feel that Obama isn’t moving fast enough.

But the real reason is that the State is very scared of the people right now.


120 posted on 03/04/2013 10:01:14 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

As well they should be. Always.


121 posted on 03/04/2013 10:04:36 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: GregNH
My pleasure.

Also here...28-18. Wear of full-color U.S. flag cloth replica
Figure 28-135 and 136

122 posted on 03/04/2013 10:08:24 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It says “Homeland Security”, not National Guard.


123 posted on 03/04/2013 10:22:00 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: All

These vehicles remind me of turtles(designed for protection of what’s inside).
That also brings to mind the photo of a fence-post turtle. sorry but I do not have a copy.
I’m also positive that out there in Redneck land there are some that can and will design a V8 powered vehicle to attack and upset one of those monstrosities. An attack from the side by a wedged shape vehicle that could turn it on it’s side would do wonders.
My thoughts go back to the TV show, “Robot Wars”(?).


124 posted on 03/04/2013 10:23:44 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: GOYAKLA

Wonder how it would fare against a D8 Cat?


125 posted on 03/04/2013 10:28:02 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: zagger
"Looks like barry’s private army is getting equipped to seal the takeover."

Looks like the kind of "flexibility" he said he would have after his election.

He sent a message to Putin that he would have more "flexibility" during his second term - whatever that meant.

Well, he seems to have all kinds of flexibility re: tanks, weapons, bullets now. Maybe for Homeland Security or to send to Egypt when that country falls apart.

126 posted on 03/04/2013 10:39:28 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: null and void

The funny thing is that the guys who wrote those lyrics were out and about to protest Bush, and are silent now that Obama is out doing Bush in something happening here that ain’t exactly clear.


127 posted on 03/04/2013 10:39:33 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: tacticalogic

I have seen Cats with buckets that had slip on bars on bottom of buckets that were used to carry large pipe(concrete or metal).
A D8 would make believes out of those inside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqpxeWQ_XJw


128 posted on 03/04/2013 10:46:08 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: sten

Not to mention that Robert Retch has now accused the Tea Party of wanting to “undermine” the government.


129 posted on 03/04/2013 10:55:19 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: ez

For Big Boom, try “AN/FO” (for ammonium nitrate/fuel
Crack them open like Walnuts...


130 posted on 03/04/2013 10:58:30 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: null and void

:ba-dump-kssshhh:


131 posted on 03/04/2013 10:58:30 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Skepolitic

Nixon. The song is older than you think.


132 posted on 03/04/2013 11:03:23 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: redgolum

I have no doubt that Obama will orchestrate riots in the streets if there are ever any cuts to entitlements, even small ones. But there is no way he will send out troops to stop it. He will revel in it.


133 posted on 03/04/2013 11:04:34 AM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: usurper

In the last two years there have been a couple of news reports of IEDs discovered in the Rio Grande valley area.


134 posted on 03/04/2013 11:09:30 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: null and void

it gets more and more dangerous


135 posted on 03/04/2013 11:11:18 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Bigh4u2
Theo says, "It looks like they are bringing in an AR V" (Die Hard reference for those of you that have sworn off Hollywood since 1987)


136 posted on 03/04/2013 11:11:51 AM PST by Pappy Smear (Steve King for Congress!)
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To: Skepolitic; null and void
The funny thing is that the guys who wrote those lyrics were out and about to protest Bush

Not sure if you meant it but "For What It's Worth" is a song written in 1966 by Stephen Stills, (and performed by Buffalo Springfield) who is a hard lefty from the sixties and wrote this song in regards of the what was happening then.

No doubt this retread from that era would be against whatever Bush did.

Just to clear it up for the younger Freepers here...
137 posted on 03/04/2013 11:24:25 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: null and void; Skepolitic
.Nixon. The song is older than you think.

Johnson actually.

Although they played it with a lot more rigor when "Tricky Dick" got elected...


138 posted on 03/04/2013 11:32:17 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: null and void; Old Sarge
No one has mentioned that they are impervious to small arms fire (up to .50BMG) on the sides and front.

That's a shame, because I know my black tip .30-06 will go right through the top and rear. ....these wheeled APCs wouldn't last 72 hours in urban combat with determined veterans with a bolt action M1903 with black tip .30-06.

Also, my Husqvarna chainsaw would create an abatis in which they would have to dismount in order to regain mobility...all the while the "young uns" pick off the crew as they scramble from the flames and ammonia.

.....just sayin'....

139 posted on 03/04/2013 11:39:45 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: null and void; Old Sarge
No one has mentioned that they are impervious to small arms fire (up to .50BMG) on the sides and front.

That's a shame, because I know my black tip .30-06 will go right through the top and rear. ....these wheeled APCs wouldn't last 72 hours in urban combat with determined veterans with a bolt action M1903 with black tip .30-06.

Also, my Husqvarna chainsaw would create an abatis in which they would have to dismount in order to regain mobility...all the while the "young uns" pick off the crew as they scramble from the flames and ammonia.

.....just sayin'....

140 posted on 03/04/2013 11:40:24 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: RedMonqey

Law enforcement was a problem then as well.


141 posted on 03/04/2013 11:41:27 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Yosemitest

BTTT


142 posted on 03/04/2013 11:50:56 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Black Agnes
What is happening here?

I don't think those tanks are headed to Chicago, do you?

143 posted on 03/04/2013 11:52:29 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: null and void

When that song came out, the government had already become what it is today.

Some people are late to the party and think that it is something that just sprang up in the last 20 years or so.

They don’t seem to remember or know that combat troops were forcing the new way of life of one mind, one authority, onto the people back in the 1950s and 1960s.

People have a vague recollection that suddenly Americans lost control of their own lives and communities, but it doesn’t occur to them that the force and violence, intelligence gathering, and widespread use of double agents, spies, and informants that it took to reshape the people was brutal and widespread, and it never ended.


144 posted on 03/04/2013 11:53:26 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: null and void
I'm predicting that the July 1st EBT recharge will not happen.

' Why? As long as the govt can electronically manufacture Baraqqi/Bernanke/Lew minibucks, why would they stop? Only the markets will determine that point and I'd wager it's still a few years off.

145 posted on 03/04/2013 11:56:55 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: expat1000; MestaMachine; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; ...
*

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. . . . Ping, TM too. Check out article, also link at # 17.

On September 13, 2012, the Dept of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps youth, aka the Homeland Youth.

October 7, 2012. Vicksburg:

The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the ... 1930's Germany. Regardless of their name, Obama's Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the resident's AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS's Youth Corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country.

Read more at link shown in # 17.

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146 posted on 03/04/2013 11:59:12 AM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 260 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: LucyT; 2ndDivisionVet
That is why we have all the Hubbub about Pre-K education, to get the kids in the indoctrination centers soon, where they punish you if you eat your Pop Tart the incorrect way and it ends up looking like a Verboten Gun.

Fuhrer, We Belong to you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6ke8_bhZW4

Skip to 3:10 to learn about how the Kids were suppose to rat out their parents to the Gestapo.

Turning the Kiddies into what they want.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdqaZNfs1mk


147 posted on 03/04/2013 12:07:39 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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148 posted on 03/04/2013 12:19:22 PM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 260 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: LucyT

These things get awful fuel economy and tire life (because of the weight).

It’s gonna cost us a fortune to keep these things going as the boys use these things to commute to the donut shop.


149 posted on 03/04/2013 12:22:59 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: RedMonqey

You are, of course, correct.

Thanks!


150 posted on 03/04/2013 12:25:08 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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