Coup in America? The arming of the DHS paramilitary

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    This should be interesting. Apparently there are already 15 senators asking for explanations.
    Others are asking too.

    1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation - Forbes

    - Captain Terry M. Hestilow, United States Army, Retired.

    I can understand the fellas concern, And I do believe that a socialist takeover of the USA will end up in civil war.
    But what do you guys think?
    Also, If that unlikely scenario happened do you think we would help the US people fight against a tyrannical takeover?
  2. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

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  3. Is there anything else you'd like to drag over from Facebook under the guise of "Current Affairs"?
  4. 'You are each encouraged to copy and properly amend this letter to send to your own senators and members of the U.S. House...3,000 of you have shared my original post, I have 994 new friends requests, 61 messages, and 70 new comments to process'

    Aside from the medium, how does this differ from a chain letter?
  5. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Americans are not particularly well educated, they are prone to become hysterical, believe in every and any conspiracy theory that comes along and see nothing wrong with repeatedly lying to advance their own brand of " batchit crazy".

    They are a very very weird society.
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  6. So the relevance to The UK is?
  7. The green ink, Inappropriate Use Of Capital letters, dog latin tag abuse, swivelling eyes and tin foil helmet?
  8. I wouldn't blame the DHS if they purchased Abrams MBTs, if they have to go up against some of these, no doubt, well armed and ammo'd up paranoid ranters.
  9. I assume you do not mean ALL Americans in your broadside.

    For the record I have 2 post graduate degrees, am not prone to hysterics except perhaps when it involves criminal abuse of animals by "human" scumbags), do not see a conspiracy under every bush and to my knowledge do not lie. Nevertheless, I do believe there is legitimate cause for concern at the trajectory of our current Masters in amassing not only unprecedented centralized rule at the federal level but more ominously, military capabilities and equipment in federal civilian "security" agencies as well as for the first time in recent history assigning over 20,000 regular Army combat forces to "homeland security" missions.

    It may well be that some of our detractors who use weasel words like "weird" to describe over 300 million people could benefit from more education (and less apparent reflexive bias) of the type you accuse us of lacking.
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  10. Yes, it is weird to be free, and not chattle, at least to some limited minds, more so to those with delusions of mesmerizing leadership ability, such as the Piper of (Brain) Damage...
  11. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    I forgot to mention that they tend to have a collective nervous breakdown when they hear anything critical of America.
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  12. Strange times 3000 MARP vehicle s does seem a tad bit of over kill, I am sure if the Americans asked us that they could come under our Liz again.
  13. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Btw someone who actually does bid on USA Gov tenders on another bbs pointed out that the purchase that is being quoted is actually an "option to buy" over a 5 year period and I think the numbers of various agencies that have need of ammunition for training is about a 100,000 people. So as usual half truths and partial facts are being twisted without any regard for honesty to back one side or the others point of view and political argument - in this case the underlying premise being that Obama, a black man and a communist/ socialist is going to destroy Anmerica through a civil war therefore go and buy as many guns as you can.
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  14. I marvel at your ability to speak for and about all 300 million + of us in such confident tones.

    The developments that I have documented in other threads and to which I have alluded here by no means have caused me anything close to a nervous breakdown old chap but thanks for the concern. The only thing close to a nervous breakdown for me (I would not presume anything of a similar nature in your case as I do not know you as a person sufficiently to form such opinions unlike so many others on these hallowed fora who appear to have no qualms whatever in relegating massive swaths of humanity to the slag heap) occurs when I allow myself to think too much about my fallen comrades who served with and under me and abused and neglected animals whose loyalty and honesty put most humans to shame in the bitterest sense.