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Obama administration equips 2,717 armored tanks for use on U.S. streets

Old 03-04-13, 05:05 PM
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Obama administration equips 2,717 armored tanks for use on U.S. streets

This is really scary.

I wonder exactly whom Obama is planning on using these vehicles against on U.S. streets - Occupiers? Tea Partiers? Medical marijuana patients?


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Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, March 3, 2013, 9:55 PM

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).



March 3, 2013

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).
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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. Under the Navistar umbrella are several other companies including International Trucks, IC Bus (they make school buses), Monaco RV (recreational vehicles), WorkHorse (they make chassis), MaxxForce (diesel engines), and Navistar Financial (the money arm of the company).


DHS even released a video on their newly purchased MRAPs.

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The MRAP featured in this video is was in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Law Enforcement Day which was held at a local area Target Store. This MRAP is stationed in El Paso, Texas at The Homeland Security Investigations Office. MRAP is a Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicle.
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So instead of taking away my right to bear land mines, the Government brings these in to render them useless? Yeah, nothing suspicious going on here. Nothing to see, move along and obey please!
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I wonder exactly whom Obama is planning on using these vehicles against on U.S. streets - Occupiers? Tea Partiers?
I believe sock-puppetiers are the #1 target!
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And mimes.
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Obama should have been impeached when the created the Orwellian-sounding Department of Homeland Security.
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I'm...terrified?
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They are not tanks, they are LAVs, and a Street Sweeper is a semi automatic 12 shot 12 gauge shotgun that was reclassified as a destructive device back in 1999.

Other than that, I am glad that Homeland Security is wisely using its budget during the Sequestrian events.

I'd also like to welcome our new member, Thor Simpson, to the forum.
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Roll out the tinfoil and start constructing hats people!
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Hey everybody. Obama is gearing up to fire on crowds of people. That's what it is. I'm sure of it.

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Probably just preparing to revoke your 2nd amendment gun rights, right guys?
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Thank you. I was waiting for someone to bring this up. Funny how NO ONE outside of these bat-shit-insane rightwing media outlets are reporting this.
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The problem is we spent about $40B making these vehicles and now there are tens of thousands of them that are basically war surplus. They are trying to repurpose them, but they are so impractical I'm not sure it's worth it.
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The problem is we spent about $40B making these vehicles and now there are tens of thousands of them that are basically war surplus. They are trying to repurpose them, but they are so impractical I'm not sure it's worth it.
Since Cash for Clunkers worked so well how about Moolah for MRAPs?
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Roll out the tinfoil and start constructing hats people!
If you're just now constructing your tinfoil hat, it's TOO LATE FOR YOU!

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I have my share of complaints against the administration, but defense is not one of them. Drones, hit lists... more the merrier I say. Just go down the most wanted list and take em out.
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Re: Obama administration equips 2,717 armored tanks for use on U.S. streets

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Thank you. I was waiting for someone to bring this up. Funny how NO ONE outside of these bat-shit-insane rightwing media outlets are reporting this.
Well you dont expect the bat-shit-insane left wingers to report it do you....I could only imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth if this were George Bush.
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The problem is we spent about $40B making these vehicles and now there are tens of thousands of them that are basically war surplus. They are trying to repurpose them, but they are so impractical I'm not sure it's worth it.
And that is plausible for the vehicles but doesn't explain the Ammo purchases.
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So you're buying into this?
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And that is plausible for the vehicles but doesn't explain the Ammo purchases.
Jesus fucking christ, they've already explained the ammo purchases.
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It's not the action, it's just who is doing it that matters.
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Ah, that bastion of American Journalism...Modern Survival Blog.
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Jesus fucking christ, they've already explained the ammo purchases.
What was the explanation? I've seen mention of this story on some other forums I've read, but haven't really followed it.
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I have my share of complaints against the administration, but defense is not one of them. Drones, hit lists... more the merrier I say. Just go down the most wanted list and take em out.
Yeah, fuck the Constitution, amirite?
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What was the explanation? I've seen mention of this story on some other forums I've read, but haven't really followed it.

It was this:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/ssabullets.asp
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