- Conflict & Crisis
By Shepard Ambellas
March 12, 2013
For the next five years the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is ramping up for what could be nothing other than a conflict on American soil. The question is, “Will the conflict be from an invading force or with America’s very own citizens?”
In fact the situation is much worse than anyone could have ever imagined as one could only hope that DHS doesn’t have the intention in standing off with the American people.
While profiteering by large corporations is likely a motive, we also have to question the reality that lies right in front of our face.
Although the government claims that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia uses 15 million rounds a year, that estimate is for all agencies combined and just includes target ammunition. We are now talking about high velocity sniper style ammunition and hollow points on top of target ammunition, designed to kill and not very economical for target practice.
Marketplace.FedBid.com lists one partial government bid order for the following proving that DHS is indeed seeking hollow point rounds;
|001||Commercial Leaded Training Ammo (CLTA) Pistol Cartridge .40 caliber 165 Grain, jacketed Hollow point(Jhp) p/n P40HSTS3G OR EQUAL. BRASS CASING 100,000 ROUNDS PRICE PER 1000 ROUNDS WILL INCLUDE DELIVERY.||100||MX|
|002||Commercial Leaded Training Ammo (CLTA) 9MM 115 GRAIN JACKETED HOLLOW POINT P/N 9BP-115 GRAIN JHP OR EQUAL BRASS CASING 100,000 ROUNDS PRICE PER 1000 ROUNDS WILL INCLUDE DELIVERY.||100||MX|
|003||Commercial Leaded Training Ammo (CLTA) PISTOL CARTIDGE 9MM BALL 124 GRAIN P/N AE9AP OR EQUAL BRASS CASING 40,000 ROUNDS PRICE PER 1000 ROUNDS WILL INCLUDE DELIVEY|
According to a recent report by Andre Buncombe, “US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan – an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed – that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand.
A recent government report says that US forces are now using 1.8 billion rounds of small-arms ammunition a year. The total has more than doubled in five years, largely as a result of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as changes in military doctrine.”
However and whatever way you slice it something is wrong with this picture. Take a look at the ACLU’s recent stance on armored vehicles (tanks) on the streets of America for example; towns with small populations and virtually no violent crime are literally getting militarized equipment suitable for war at the behest of lying city council members while expending our tax dollars.
An excerpt from a recent report released by the ACLU entitled, Town’s Don’t Need Tanks, But They Have Them reads;
Keene, New Hampshire has a population of 23,409, except during the months of July and August when campers flock in for the summer. Keene’s violent crime index? 134.4, compared to a national average of 213.6. Most common crime? Theft. Good thing the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gave Keene money to buy a BearCat, an armored counter-attack vehicle. What is Keene using its BearCat for? Good question.
Here’s what we do know: a Keene City Council member has admitted that the city lied to DHS about its need for terrorism-prevention tools. To explain why the police included the word “terrorism” on their application for federal funding for the Bear Cat purchase, a city council member said, “Our application talked about the danger of domestic terrorism, but that’s just something you put in the grant application to get the money.” He continued, “What red-blooded American cop isn’t going to be excited about getting a toy like this? That’s what it comes down to.”
So while we do show that local towns have police that like big expensive toys, we also see the abuse of taxpayer monies which are lining privatized corporations bank accounts all the while setting a dominant presence above the American people that DHS will control us at all costs.
So is this more than profiteering and the staging of power? Is the US government anticipating the breakdown of society in America as we know it? Possibly an economic collapse or some type of major despair? An invasion? Or are they just scared of free minded individuals who take note of the constitution put into effect by our once great nations forefathers?
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