Mmm, Mmm, Mmmmmmmm!
That why all the bullets being stockpiled, Mr. President?
They are. Billions of bullets. Bullets go into guns. Spending on way cool assault vehicles as well. What's up with that?
That does not mean that I will necessarily think that such goings-on by those folks are gospel, but I tend to nod with conviction and murmur, "Sounds about right." I set a very low bar for human folly and find that I am never disappointed when some lower it still. People who tend to say, " Do you know who I am? generally come to belong to my above defined dipstick demographic.
I have never been enamored of Barack H. Obama. I met him on at least six different occasions. One time, at the Falling Leaves Festival in Morgan Park, I even helped the then Illinois State Senator pick up his little girl's crayons papers and snacks when the wind kicked up mightily and on another the Nobel laureate in-waiting quizzed me about my thorough grilling of Winston's Irish Bacon and Breakfast Sausages prior to a south side parade. On more professional level, I was disappointed by the tone and template of his rejection letters in his capacities as head of The Woods Fund ( turned down Leo HS funding request '95, '96, '97 & '98); again, when Bobby Rush skinned him in the 2nd Congressional Primary and his career as a back-bencher State Senator in Illinois where he voted present on most issues and for anything Planned Parenthood put on his plate; lastly, as a candidate for President and as President ( terms one and Two). I did not and do not believe that Mr. Obama was prepared for our country's highest office.
What bothers me is my growing sense that twice is not enough for Obama. For a President bent on outlawing guns, he sure has bought up a mountain of bullets and he seems to be building a private army, while cashiering and insulting professional warriors. This weird bit of news came not from a GOP Wingnut site, but from Old Polar Al Gore - The Green Giant!
The Obama administration is openly escalating its campaign against private gun ownership, and shaking up the top ranks of the military command structure -- but is it also preparing to make war on the American population? According to a person identified as a former senior military official, the answer to that shocking question is yes.
World-renowned educator and human rights activist Jim Garrow says that the source, man regarded as "one of America's foremost military heroes," told him that President Obama is using a new litmus test for "determining who will stay and who must go" among top-ranked military leaders. That test is whether they will fire on US citizens or not. Garrow says that his source made the disclosure in order to "sound the alarm" over the administration's plans. - Al Gore's Current TV
Another Distraction Stanley! Next, people will whisper that President Obama wants amity with Catholics and a third and fourth term!
DHS raising an armed armyThe first problem one finds with this ‘new army’ is the fact that they are mere children. Yes, 18 is generally the legal age a person can sign a contract, join the military or be tried as an adult. But ask any parent - an 18, 20 or even a 24 year-old is still a naïve, readily-influenced kid.
The second problem with this announcement and program is its timing. Over the past two years, President Obama has signed a number of Executive Orders suspending all civil and Constitutional rights and turning over management of an America under Martial Law to FEMA. Also in that time, domestic federal agencies under DHS, including FEMA, have ordered billions of rounds of ammunition as well as the corresponding firearms. Admittedly, these new weapons and ammunition aren’t to be used in some far-off war or to fight forest fires in California, but right here on the streets of America.
Strange Armored Fighting VehiclesIndividuals around the US have begun reporting the site of strange, new, heavily-armed FEMA fighting vehicles. What would a disaster relief agency like FEMA need with 2,500 brand new GLS armored fighting vehicles? According to the agency’s own mandate, as well as President Obama’s recent Executive Order, the answer is ‘population control’ during a time of Martial Law.
One set of images made available by Rense.com shows trailer after trailer carrying these new DHS and FEMA armored fighting vehicles, complete with machine gun slots. They’re labeled with the usual backward American flag and the title, ‘Homeland Security’. Below that and the DHS logo, it also reads, ‘Immigration & Customs Enforcement’. Joining those markings, the black vehicles with white lettering also display ‘POLICE/RESCUE’ on one side and ‘Special Response Team’ on the other.
DHS & FEMA armed fighting vehicles. Images courtesy of Rense.com.
FEMA CorpsFEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino gave the keynote address at the ‘Induction Ceremony’ for the inaugural class of FEMA Corps members. According to the DHS website, ‘Corps members assist with disaster preparedness, response, and recovery activities, providing support in areas ranging from working directly with disaster survivors to supporting disaster recovering centers to sharing valuable disaster preparedness and mitigation information with the public.’
Serino describes what the first FEMA Corps class has accomplished so far, as well as where they’ll be going next:
‘Yesterday, we welcomed 231 energetic members into the first ever FEMA Corps class. The members just finished off their first month of training with our partners at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and are one step closer to working in the field on disaster response and recovery. They will now head to FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness to spend the next two weeks training in their FEMA position-specific roles. Once they complete both the CNCS and FEMA training, these 231 dedicated FEMA Corps members will be qualified to work in one of a variety of disaster related roles, ranging from Community Relations to Disaster Recovery Center support.’
A standing armyUnlike most local disaster response teams who are volunteers, training periodically and only showing up when there’s a disaster, the FEMA Corps will be a paid, full time, standing army of government youth. FEMA Deputy Administrator Sarino goes on to explain, ‘The new members, who range in age from 18-24 years old, will contribute to a dedicated, trained, and reliable disaster workforce by working full-time for ten months on federal disaster response and recovery efforts.’
In closing his announcement of the first graduating class of FEMA Corps Youth, Sarino describes his and the agency’s vision of the future, one where ‘FEMA Corps sets the foundation for a new generation of emergency managers’.
DHS arms itselfAs we detailed in the August 28 Whiteout Press article ‘History of DHS Ammunition Purchases’, federal emergency management agencies are looking more and more like a military army every day.
The federal government’s procurement website actually lists DHS’ requests for bids to supply it with ammunition and military weaponry. All of the orders listed in the above article, including the orders for hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition, are publicly available athttp://www.fbo.gov.
One look at a chart of DHS ammunition purchases over the past decade reveals a drastic spike in orders of bullets recently, totaling in the billions of rounds. Other charts available online show a similar drastic spike in the purchases of accompanying weaponry by the Department of Homeland Security.
What is the US federal government preparing for? And why does it feel it needs an army of brainwashed youth, millions of guns, thousands of armored fighting vehicles and literally billions of rounds of ammunition, just to provide relief to the American people during a natural disaster? Any historian will tell you it sounds more like the arming of the Hitler Youth than an army of first responders fighting forest fires and hurricanes.
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President Obama, in my C +/B- student's estimation is not real smart - he is ambitious, vain, prickly and humorless in manner that not real smart folks tend to be. I sure do hope that those who write his speeches and draw up his vision for him are not really planning to use FEMA/DHS and other shadowy agencies as a private army of occupation.
That could get me all paranoid and stuff, but not enough to become a Republican.