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What does DHS need with
2,700 armored vehicles?

American Thinker, by Rick Moran

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Posted By:magnante, 3/4/2013 11:03:08 AM

More to the point; why isn´t anyone in Congress asking? You see a story like this - and the one about a billion bullets bought by the government - and you wonder why no one in Congress has bothered to look into it. I am totally unconvinced there are any dark designs by DHS on American citizens or our democracy. But this seems a colossal waste of money - if true - and isn´t ferreting out waste like this what we are paying those jamokes on Capitol Hill for?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/4/2013 11:09:49 AM     (No. 9207446)

So they can safely drive the released illegal aliens back to their homes. /s



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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/4/2013 11:14:34 AM     (No. 9207459)

The National Guard has armored vehicles. I do not trust the ATF or any other unit in the DHS with weapons of any kind.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/4/2013 11:17:34 AM     (No. 9207472)

The paranoid incompetent napolitano shouldn´t be allowed to have anything but nerf toys. It sounds like HS doesn´t think the US Army or the national guard will do their bidding, push come to shove.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 3/4/2013 11:18:05 AM     (No. 9207474)

Where else are you going to carry all those security people to use those billion and half shells. This is that other army Obama talked about in his first election. He´s building an internal army to go after us regular folks. The real Army would have a problem with arresting and shooting Americans, but this secondary army will do it in the name of security. They will be controlled more directly be the President. They should have sequestered this purchase.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PChristopher, 3/4/2013 11:19:26 AM     (No. 9207480)

I am totally unconvinced there are any dark designs by DHS on American citizens or our democracy. But this seems a...

Really? Is there another plausible explanation for these vehicles and 2 billion bullets?

And on the topic of grammar, shouldn´t it be a comma between ´democracy´ and ´But´ instead of a period or do we just do what feels good these days?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 3/4/2013 11:24:04 AM     (No. 9207491)

And the rest of the story is?...As we used to comment between ourselves in the Marine Corps...Just get ready for the ram!

Back in July 2008 Zippy promised this country we were going to be "Secure".. Many took that as a reference to his creations of an "Army" of Brown Shirts(?) Maybe, Just Maybe???


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Reply 7 - Posted by: lylacat, 3/4/2013 11:26:03 AM     (No. 9207495)

Does this make sense to anyone out there; please inform me what the DHS would need with about three thousand armored vehicles, and what is the cost for all this fire power? I cannot be the only one wondering what they have in store for us. I have quietly watched the procurement of billions of rounds of ammo, many of which are deadly hollow point bullets which tear through a body with deadly force. People, what is going on? Should we all be concerned? Why would 0bama be spending this much money on something like this at this time?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grambo, 3/4/2013 11:27:53 AM     (No. 9207497)

Sequester them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lylacat, 3/4/2013 11:29:03 AM     (No. 9207502)

I would like to add: billions of rounds of hollow point bullets are not for target practice, folks. Hollow point ammo has only one purpose, and that is to kill.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Refried, 3/4/2013 11:31:57 AM     (No. 9207510)

Wonder how resistant they are to Molotov Cocktails?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 3/4/2013 11:35:08 AM     (No. 9207524)

Does anyone still wonder who they´re planning to protect?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 3/4/2013 11:38:27 AM     (No. 9207544)

QUESTION: "What does DHS need with 2,700 armored vehicles?"

ANSWER: From The Desk Of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Kingfish..."We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we´ve set. We´ve got to have a civilian national security force that´s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

Sieg Heil Kingfish! You da man!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: horacer, 3/4/2013 11:40:59 AM     (No. 9207556)

The blog item this is based on is 6 months old. Time someone got more facts on just how many have been purchased.

The DHS put out a press release last April showing the vehicle being used in training. They claim it´s for ´National Security Events´.

http://www.dhs.gov/photo/hsi-using-armored-vehicles-training-ice

I don´t trust anything this bunch does.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: wethepeoplecny, 3/4/2013 11:49:01 AM     (No. 9207575)

What the h3ll is happening to my country?
First DHS buys a billion rounds, then 7000 AR-15
and now 2700 Light armored vehicles.
The US military is very capable of defending us
against the muslims. Obama´s amnesty policy seems
to encourage the illeagal immigration.
So why does DHS and obama feel the need to aquire
all of this hardware while pushing legistration to
disarm us citizens?
Remember obama pre election statement about
building a home security force as well equipped
and well trained as the military?
Who is threatening them? I see historical parallels.
Pardon my tin foil hat.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: texas_gop, 3/4/2013 12:16:31 PM     (No. 9207666)

1) They purchased the ammo to create a shortage to make it difficult for us to buy
2) They will not protect our borders but they will use arms against American citizens. I am convinced of this.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 3/4/2013 12:19:52 PM     (No. 9207680)

Because when our government collapses from bankruptcy, the 47% gimmee-gimmee-gimmee crowd will be wreaking havoc in the streets.

That´s why and it is coming.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/4/2013 12:23:06 PM     (No. 9207686)

The question I keep asking myself is this - if DHS does have bad intentions in the use of those bullets and vehicles, are there really that many people willing to kill their fellow citizens? I´d like to think not, but at this point it could be possible - zippy is doing his best to divide us.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/4/2013 12:26:11 PM     (No. 9207696)

Uh, so they can force you to accept Obamacare?

I have no idea but it´s obvious they are OUT OF CONTROL!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: hotrod, 3/4/2013 12:35:23 PM     (No. 9207723)

To secure our borders?.....Hahahaha! Had you going there for a minute, eh?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dipi, 3/4/2013 12:42:26 PM     (No. 9207738)

"What does DHS need with 2,700 armored vehicles?"
Why does DHS need 2,700 armored vehicles; why do they need all that ammunition; why does obama care provides for a 10,000 civilian force.
I am not a conspiracy theorist but when put together, it makes me think this clown intends to remain in power by hook or crook.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: woodsman, 3/4/2013 1:07:42 PM     (No. 9207780)

Keene NH a quaint New England town of 15,000 got one last fall from the DHS...with no real explanation of why...taxpayers were livid. Of course the local police were quite happy with their new "toy" probably thinking it would be great for the 4th of July parade....veeeerrrry creeeepy...they cost 293,000 each - They have four-wheel drive, a thermal-imaging camera, combustible gas detectors and a radiation detector - They are part of a $34 Billion "domestic terrorism budget."


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 3/4/2013 1:28:31 PM     (No. 9207810)


...and our Republican party leaders in Washington say what about this?

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Republican party has become a joke.

The American people are crying out for someone to believe in...and the Republican party says nothing.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Gordon Freeman, 3/4/2013 1:51:25 PM     (No. 9207852)

#12 Kingfish. it fits 0 to the max.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 3/4/2013 3:58:13 PM     (No. 9208121)

For use in ´National Security Events´

Just like the SA.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: Smaj, 3/4/2013 4:44:15 PM     (No. 9208189)

The proto-dictators know the economy will eventually collapse; the would-be tyrants will use these to coerce/force us to disarm in exchange for access to food/life sustaining services. Trust me, and we all know this, there are PLENTY of people who will willingly fire on their fellow citizens (in exchange for the "security" of a paycheck, pension, status).

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/5/2013 3:45:10 AM     (No. 9208777)

Now you know why Homeland No Security doesn´t have $147/day to incarcerate each criminal illegal alien.

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