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Retired Army Officer: DHS Must Surrender Their War Weapons to Dept. of Defense
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, March 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/25/2013 3:02:34 PM PDT by Repent and Believe

On Saturday March 23, Terry M. Hestilow, a retired Army officer with nearly 30 years of service under his belt, posted this letter he sent to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) this week. Hestilow wants DHS to hand over their war weapons to the Department of Defense.

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Dear Senator Cornyn,

It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America. To date, DHS has been unwilling to provide to you, the elected representatives of the People, justification for recent purchases of almost 3,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored personnel carriers, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (with associated weapons), and other weapons systems, when, in fact, the DHS has no war mission or war making authority within the limits of the United States of America.

Significant is the fact that at the same time the Obama administration is arming his DHS for war within the limits of the United States against the People of the United States in accordance with his 2008 campaign speech claiming,

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve gotta (sic) have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as the United States military]”–Candidate Barack Obama, 2008.

The Obama administration is deliberately defunding, overextending, and hollowing the Department of Defense; the only legitimate agency of the U.S. government with a war mission.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; bloodoftyrants; cornyn; dhs; dhsoutofcontrol; govtabuse; guncontrol; hestilow; secondamendment; tyranny
Hat-Tip to OathKeepers.org
1 posted on 03/25/2013 3:02:34 PM PDT by Repent and Believe
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To: Repent and Believe

Previous related post here:

Army Captain Demands DHS Give Up Their Weapons Of War

Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 25, 2013 | Tim Brown

Posted on Mon 25 Mar 2013 12:21:08 PM CDT by EXCH54FE

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3000560/posts


2 posted on 03/25/2013 3:18:44 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Repent and Believe

I emailed Cornyn and requested a public response to the letter.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 3:19:57 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Repent and Believe

I agree with the retired officer. Obama is exactly what the last USMC CG Gen stated. Obama relieves general officers who do not praise his screwed up ego. Our enemy is the Obama Admin.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 3:22:38 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: Repent and Believe

I’ll bet his guy gets some IRS audits, including cavity searches, over the next few years. He has poked the dragon and gotten its attention.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Repent and Believe

I guarantee this patriot is now on the “no fly” list.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 3:30:53 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Repent and Believe
As Patrick Henry once said (paraphrasing): without firearms or a means to stop government tyranny, what will you do, just tell them?? This build up is totally illegal and if we still had enforced equal justice, Nepolitano and the obozo hussein would be in jail already along with most of congress. The fact that they are not bodes badly for the rest of us.
7 posted on 03/25/2013 3:38:28 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Repent and Believe

Save


8 posted on 03/25/2013 4:29:15 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Repent and Believe

I bet the DHS is playing Obama for a fool all along, Janet is going to pull a coup upon the Whitehouse.

DHS is up arming NOT against Americans but to roll right up to the Whitehouse and take over the nation, arresting Obama and Biden in the process.


9 posted on 03/25/2013 4:35:41 PM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Eye of Unk

nope. she ain’t removing anyone. she’l be keeping him ensconced.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 5:09:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Repent and Believe

That would mean a lot of local, state, and federal police would lose a lot of their toys.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 5:10:24 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Repent and Believe
Are all DHS employees required to be armed. Do they all have riot training and given the instruction to shoot to kill? What the hell is this rotten piece of garbage anyway. Oh!!!!! I get it, King Obama’s army.
12 posted on 03/25/2013 5:20:41 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Repent and Believe

Some excellent comments at the link.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 5:21:14 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: Eye of Unk

I’m sitting here hoping you just forgot the “/s” tag after the statement and you don’t REALLY believe that...

That’s like saying Napolitano is actually a closet Patriot...


14 posted on 03/25/2013 5:31:47 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

No I think she is a power hungry sexually mis-orientated individual who has enough power to steal Washington DC away from Obama so she can have all the same or more perks Obama has had. Even pit bulls turn against their masters.
And boa constrictors.
Or pet baboons.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 5:37:29 PM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: lurk

Actually, if this guy wants to tell all of Obama’s goons to go hell, I will go back him up. It’s time. And he is right.If the goons don’t relinquish this property to the DOD, then they have declared war on America.


16 posted on 03/25/2013 5:42:38 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Logical me

That’s it. And it needs to be stopped now, unless they are going to arrest Obama and Holder, and we can’t count on that.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 5:44:52 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Eye of Unk

Wow...You ARE serious!!!

You know, even in my wildest conspiracy scenarios, I NEVER would have come up with that one.

But if we’re to have this discussion...no, I don’t see it. She’s a toady, a boot lick. They love this assclown.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 5:56:30 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Repent and Believe
Who would be Sulla?
19 posted on 03/25/2013 7:33:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Repent and Believe

This one was on Drudge tonight. We’ve seen some of this before.

http://www.infowars.com/video-hundreds-of-dhs-armored-trucks-on-the-move/


20 posted on 03/25/2013 8:25:23 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Repent and Believe

I like the idea that the U.S. military would defend us “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Oh, wait, that’s their oath.


21 posted on 03/25/2013 9:53:15 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Napolitano isn’t smart enough to take over a Taco Bell.


22 posted on 03/25/2013 11:22:32 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Eye of Unk

>> DHS is up arming NOT against Americans

Of course not.


23 posted on 03/25/2013 11:29:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Lumper20

Our enemy is the Obama Admin.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Thats right. And sooner or later we are will have to do something about it.

Obama is a fascist by his lights and by the application of historical tests. Obama has been following a fasist domination plan of the American People since 2008.

Now Obama and his running dogs must be rejected and put out of the halls of government.

Good Read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


24 posted on 03/26/2013 3:03:39 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Gene Eric

DHS isn’t going to shoot at Americans unless they organize and oppose them, their agenda was to starve the specific type of cartridges used by most law enforcement agencies, especially the FBI or any protective agency in Washington DC.

Does the average person own a .40sw?
Some do but most prefer the light 9mm or the .45acp, Of all the firearms forums I visit most people do NOT like the .40sw.

But most LEO’s have adopted the .40sw, more so than the 9mm or even the .45acp. Starve the police, get the people riled up, create false activism to start a revolution which personally I think should happen but not at the urging of the Communists of America.


25 posted on 03/26/2013 3:17:38 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Repent and Believe

That we’re even suspicious of our government planning such evil in secrecy is incredulous and telling. infowars.com is now up on Drudge...who would have thought a few years ago. This is all very scary.


26 posted on 03/26/2013 6:49:24 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville

We’re in good company being suspicious of government and its intent to oppress the citizenry.

Our country was birthed and founded on this principle.

It’s only been the liberals/humanists that have an inherent TRUST in government, instead of an inherent DISTRUST in government.


27 posted on 03/26/2013 6:53:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Repent and Believe; All

Should have sent the letter to Ted Cruz...Cornyn doesn’t understand the potential dangers of this issue...


28 posted on 03/26/2013 7:59:19 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: NFHale
But if we’re to have this discussion...no, I don’t see it. She’s a toady, a boot lick.

Bump to your call. Janet Napolitano has always been a henchdyke, who ran around incriminating honest people (look up "Viper") in Arizona when Slick Willie needed a "domestic terrorism threat" in Arizona to divert press attention away from his inertness and the pounding US personnel were absorbing from Al-Q'aeda truck-bombers in Saudi in 1995/6 (Riyadh, Khobar Towers in Dharhan), and at the same time refusing to prosecute guilty-as-hell homosexual perps in order to "protect and honor their civil rights" or whatever B.S. wording she put out as her excuse at the time.

She's a perpetual underling and servitor.

29 posted on 03/26/2013 3:06:48 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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