A week or so ago, Tom wondered why the Department of Homeland Security might need 7,000 full-auto rifles, and millions of rounds of hollow-point rounds for them. Tom posited several useful tasks that DHS could be planning to perform (but most likely isn’t), and concluded with: “Do you still think the Federal Government should be trusted? Yeah, I thought so. Good luck with that.”
Over at Godfather Politics, writer da Tagliare sees a more sinister parallel, harking back some 80 years….
In addition to noting the munitions purchases reported by Tom, The Godfather also notes several chilling points, including the now infamous Obama speech where he stated that he needed a domestic security force every bit as large and well armed as our military:
In case you doubt the veracity of this clip, you can watch the whole speech as posted by his campaign, here. Now let’s see what was worrying The Godfather:
The Gestapo was given a sizeable budget and access to all the weapons, ammunitions and spying devices they wanted. Once they established their dark reputation, they used all of those devices and weapons far too frequently. Within a few years, no one dared to say or do anything that might be considered critical of the Nazi Party and its leaders. If they did, the Gestapo or its sister agency, the SS (Security Service) moved in and took care of the alleged problem.Eighty years later, Barack Obama talks about creating a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, strong and as well-funded as the US military. In 2008, Obama talked about his desire to create his civilian army [as you saw above]……….
Under Obama’s supervision, the Department of Homeland Security has been purchasing thousands of assault weapons, over a billion rounds of ammunition, of which 450 million are hollow-points, bulletproof vests, riot gear, bullet-proof traffic stops and other equipment one would readily associate with an army. Nearly 200,000 rounds of ammunition are specifically designed for sniper rifles. There are also plans to place 30,000 drones in our skies to spy on us.
If that makes you nervous, the Obama administration has also given approval for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to purchase 46,000 rounds of .40 caliber hollow points. Supposedly, they were purchased for NOAA’s Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement.
Sure – they’re just going to secure the borders and protect our fisheries, or does that make you a teensy bit suspicious that they have other ideas? No? Then what about the sudden rash of replacements of high ranking officers?
If the concept of a massive well-armed civilian national security force makes you nervous, consider the fact that Obama is currently tailoring the top military leaders to fit his agenda. Those that say they are willing to shoot American citizens if ordered to, are being promoted and placed in positions of top leadership. Those that won’t fire upon fellow Americans are being replaced by those that will shoot you and me.
da Tagliare also notes that the DHS describes its mission as:
“The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear – keeping America safe.”
From the above, the Godfather sees that DHS believes its mission is to spy on Americans, and with its control over ATF and Border Patrol, it also has a mandate to maintain a strong force on the ground ready for orders. Worried yet? Da Tagliare worries that plans for gun and owner registration means that
….They know that there are over 300 million guns in the hands of private citizens and they want to know where they all are so they can use their superior weaponry to confiscate our guns.
and draws a scary conclusion:
When you add everything up, it seems that the Department of Homeland Security is becoming Obama’s civilian national security force. With the powers being given to them the weaponry and ammunition they have purchased, they are taking on many of the same aspects of Hitler’s Gestapo and Janet Napolitano may be the next Heinrich Himmler.
And so, I echo Tom – does this increase your trust in our government? Do ya feel lucky, punk, well do ya?