Under the United States Constitution, the military has the authority to defend our nation in foreign nations, and our local, county, and state forces are to protect us at home. For more than 200 years this arrangement has worked well for our nation; however, things seem to be changing under the administration of Barack Obama. Then-Senator Obama campaigned for a “civilian national security force”: “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security fore that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” People – actually useful idiots – cheered when he made this statement!
An article at Breitbart.com reported in February 2013 that the federal government was buying many rounds of ammunition. “Something strange is going on. Federal non-military agencies have bought two billion rounds of ammunition in the last 10 months. The Obama Administration says that federal law enforcement agents need the ammunition for `mandatory quarterly firearms qualifications and other training sessions.’”
The Breitbart article quoted radio host Mark Levin: “To provide some perspective, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, the [Department of Homeland Security] is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war.… I’ll tell you what I think they’re simulating: the collapse of our financial system, the collapse of our society and the potential for widespread violence, looting, killing in the streets, because that’s what happens when an economy collapses. I suspect that just in case our fiscal situation, our monetary situation, collapses, and following it the civil society collapses, that is the rule of law, they want to be prepared. I know why the government’s arming up: It’s not because there’s going to be an insurrection; it’s because our society is unraveling.”
The same article also quoted Jeff Knox, director of The Firearms Coalition, who questioned the need for so many federal agents. “It’s not the number of bullets we need to worry about but the number of feds with guns it takes to use those bullets. There are currently more than 70 different federal law enforcement agencies employing over 120,000 officers with arrest and firearms authority…. That’s an increase of nearly 30 percent between 2004 and 2008….”
Now we have a story about Concord, New Hampshire, joining the parade of local police forces bulking up on military-grade equipment. The Blaze reported about a city council meeting in Concord and the testimony given by a former member of the United States Marine Corps on August 12, 2013. Part of the business at the meeting was to make a decision as to how to respond to the police chief’s request for a military grade vehicle – a Ballistic Engineered Armed Response Counter Attack Truck, also known as a BearCat. At the end of the quite ordinary monthly meeting, citizens were allowed to give testimony during the public session. One speaker responded to the request of the police chief and received a rousing cheer; his comments have gone viral on the web.
Retired Marine Colonel Pete Martino described his experience and responsibilities in Iraq: “… I spent a year in Fallujah…. I was a Ministry of Defense Coordinator where my job was to man, train and equip the Iraqi Army…. Somebody had the idea to get rid of the Iraqi Army…. When we rebuilt it, we did everything we could to make it as strong as possible. And I’ll tell you right now, Homeland Security would kick their butts in a week.
“What’s happening here is we’re building a domestic military because it’s unlawful and unconstitutional to use American troops on American soil. So what we’re doing is building a military.
“My best friend, who is a SWAT officer in Nashua (NH), came to Iraq with me to train the Iraqi police, sent me a picture of him in the media, on the streets of Watertown, MASS, wearing the exact same combat gear we had in Iraq, only was a different color.
“The way we do things in the military is called `task organization.’ You take a command and then you attach units to it in order to accomplish the mission. What’s happening is Homeland Security is pre-staging gear, equipment. What they’re trying to do is use standardized vehicles, standardized equipment.
“I saw a picture in the Boston Globe during the Boston Marathon bombing, where there was a State police officer… actually there were two officers, they both had identical helmets, flak jackets, weapons, everything I wore in Iraq, only it was all blue. The officer on one side had a big patch that said Massachusetts State Police… the other officer next to him… his patch said Boston Police.
“What we’re doing here, and let’s not kid about it, we’re building a domestic army and we’re shrinking the military because the government is afraid of its own citizens.
“The last time more than 10 terrorists were in the same place at the same time was September 11th. And all these vehicles in the world wouldn’t have prevented it or helped anybody. So I don’t know where we’re gonna use this many vehicles and this many troops. Concord is just one little cog in the wheel. We’re building an army over here and I can’t believe people aren’t seeing it. Is everybody blind?”
The crowd in the room erupted in applause, and someone close to the camera said, “Thank you.” A full transcript can be found at theblaze.com, and audio can be found here.
A young but wise friend with military experience made the following comment about the Colonel’s testimony: “Well said Sir. We have to wake up as a country. The current administration uses distractions, jumping from one heated issue to the next to enable itself to slide stuff like this past the people of this country. Does anyone really want a domestic, federal-controlled paramilitary with full jurisdiction inside the United States to exist? A brief glance at history will show some similar organizations: Hitler’s SS and Gestapo, Apartheid, North Korea, and the Taliban to name a few. If you look at that list and scoff at me, thinking I’m paranoid, you’re in denial. The people who set these regimes into motion are patient and calculating. They will wait for the right conditions or in our case they will set the conditions of desperation needed for us to turn to government and hand over our freedom (gun control battle, Obamacare, lack of effective immigration reform, no voter ID, increases in welfare, heavy taxation and the widespread acceptance and funding of radical [true] Islam to name a few). I’m begging the few people who will read this to open your eyes and at EVERY opportunity oppose the expansion of federal power and federal, domestic military units. Your Senators are always only a phone call away.”
The Egyptian people have been battling their own government for over a year. They have forced two different leaders out of office in just over a year. More than 700 people have been killed in the streets of Cairo, and the unrest has spread to other cities. In a scene similar to what happened in Tiananmen Square (China) in 1989, an unarmed young man stood defiantly in front of a tank in the Egyptian city of Ismailia and dared it to shoot!
“The shocking footage emerged as Egypt lurched closer to all-out civil war after police opened fire on the legions of Muslim Brotherhood supporters marching in defiance of the military crackdown – and the Islamists began shooting back.
“Adding to the chaos, gunmen in civilian clothing suddenly appeared and they too began firing on backers of the Brotherhood, killing 50 in Cairo alone.
“The throngs answering the Brotherhood’s call for a `Day of Rage’ fought back with rocks and pistols – and, increasingly, with assault rifles.”
Do you think that this sort of thing could not happen in the United States? If you do, think again! Open your eyes, engage in the discussion, and think for yourself. Find some answers for the following questions: Why does the federal government need so much ammunition? Why do they need so many law enforcement officers when we have local, county, and state enforcement? Why do they need the same gear and equipment that our military uses? It appears to me and many other people that our government is setting the stage to battle our own citizens. Our government appears to be preparing to conquer the masses of God-loving, gun-carrying Americans – just as Stalin and Hitler did to their people in previous years.