Skip to comments.Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile
Posted on 03/04/2013 12:59:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Seems extravagant during the Sequester.
Or a violent extension of El Presidente 0bumble's regime in 2016.
How do they do with Molotov cocktails?
Those wheels on MRAPs are split rims with run-flat inserts like the original HUMMV. They’re difficult to change out even in a well equipped maintenance shop. The extra four tires indicate that size isn’t in the supply system or the vehicle will be operating well outside the maintenance support network. Come to think of it, Homeland Security will have to rely on Army Reserve or National Guard maintenance sites if MRAPs are to be used for domestic civil suppresion & control.
Here in the continental U.S. the MRAP would operate as an armored personnel carrier. The simple fact that it is not a tracked vehicle limits its off-road capability, so its owners are counting on its menacing appearance to cow the populace. However, a military eye will sense its weaknesses rather than its strengths, and there are plenty of us veterans who as yet possess that tactical instinct.
If I were to see Homeland Security armored vehicles in my town, I would take it as a sign of worry, not arrogance, on the part of government authorities. As a former tanker, I learned long ago to evaluate any military vehicle for its target potential.
and now they've ordered up 2700+ light armored tanks??
you should be on the horn to your congress-critter immediately (what little good it'll do... but for now, it's the only recourse we have)
Those thing are not going over seas Jack.
They aren’t going to be used on Illegal immigrants.
They are expensive when times are hard.
There are two thing that might happen here. They will sit around and rust or thay will be used against citizens of these United States.
Bump for reference. Almost all of the signs are here.
National guard is run by the states. This is the militarization of jackbooted thugs.
What I don’t get is that the DHS does not have a branch called “Homeland Security”. They have the TSA, US Secret Service, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, US Coast Guard, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and US Customs and Border Patrol. Who do the characters driving these things actually work for? Looks like barry’s private army is getting equipped to seal the takeover.
Yes, and all of this equipment will be managed by people with all of the deftness and brilliance of a Ray Nagin.
“I dont like where this is going.
Are we headed for a violent takeover?”
We are already “taken over”, these actions are to maintain control. When will people understand what has happened? This is not America, they killed it. Those in power understand that sooner or later people will wake up and some may take action.
Consider the training exercises being conducted in our own cities utilizing attack helicopters actually shooting machine guns (blanks) without warning citizens! Consider, the purging of our top military professionals...consider the indoctrination in our schools for so long. The attacks on our Christian churches, the attacks on our most productive. What more do people need to see we have been conquered? We simply have not been vanquished...
How often do you see NG vehicles with "Homeland Security" logos? The NG uses US Army equipment.
Also, everybody who decided that 4 more years of Obama would be preferable to Romney, and stayed home, please take a bow.
That is exactly what I thought when I saw this thing.
Lets see. 2,717 vehicles / 50 states = 54.34 Light Armored Tanks per state. Your state may differ.
“Jackbooted thugs”. = Donut Eaters
Time to review your thermite recipes, people.
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