Federal agency has now acquired enough bullets to wage 30 year
VIDEO UPDATE July 26, 2013
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In response to nationwide shortages of ammunition and concerns amongst Americans
regarding the Department of Homeland Security's enormous ammo orders, Senate and House Republicans have introduced
legislation that would limit stockpiling of bullets by federal agencies.
The bill, known as the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability Act, or AMMO act for short, was authored by
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) and Rep. Frank Lucas (R., Okla.) who say that there must be more "transparency and
accountability" regarding government stockpiling.http://www.infowars.com/bill-takes-ai...
Is the shutdown of the last US smelter part of a
multi-pronged attack on ammunition?
October 31, 2013
Most gun control advocates still cloak their true
intentions behind opposition to “assault rifles”. But some are coming out of the closet, explicitly or tacitly
admitting that their goal is a full ban on private arms. Gen McChrystal said
in Jan 2013, “I think serious action is necessary. Sometimes we talk about very limited actions on the edges
and I just don’t think that’s enough,” he said. Translation: we’ve been infringing on the Second Amendment, now we
need to get serious and ban arms.
And as McChrystal worked the talk show circuit, he didn’t just talk about vaguely defined “assault rifles” but
focused repeatedly on how the dangerous full metal bullets used by the military shouldn’t be in private hands. The
reality is that while full metal jacket bullets may have better penetration of bulletproof jackets, hollow point
bullets are designed to do far more damage to the human body. So much more damaging that hollow points are banned
by Geneva Convention from use by the military against enemy combatants. Yet, hollow points are what governments use
against their own citizens and what Homeland Security is hoarding by the billions.
REGULATORY RESTRICTIONS ON AMMUNITION
Gun control organizations are turning their attention to ammunition instead of specific guns. When we
encountered the 4 or 5 protestors from “Moms Demand Action” in San Antonio, their organization’s national flyer
- tracking the sale of large quantities of ammunition and banning online sales
- background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases
- establish product safety oversight of guns and ammunition
- banning of assault weapons and ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION OF AMMUNITION
EPA efforts to remove lead pollution in paint have turned into a campaign to eradicate all traces of lead in
everything. Fishing tackle, small tire weights for balancing, zippers in children’s clothes and, of course, lead
bullets are in the crosshairs.
The Center for Biological Diversity has lobbied the EPA to regulate ammunition by including it in the Toxic
Substances Control Act. While they failed in that effort, California has become the first state in the nation to
outlaw lead in bullets for hunting. Gov Brown signed the law over the objections of California state game
And this week, Doe Run, the last and only ore to lead producer in the US closed rather than try to comply with
EPA regulations. Over 20 years the company had been researching a wet chemical process and investing $30Million to
replace smelting. The new process would have eliminated 99 percent of all current land, air and water pollution
releases. But EPA’s regulatory uncertainty and estimated expense of $100 million to convert, caused the company to
throw in the towel.
FED CREATED MARKET SHORTAGES AND PRICE INCREASES
Its not just ammunition that being regulated out of existence. American industry is being regulated out of
existence and jobs are being exported. Lead will still be manufactured, but it will be manufactured in China and
other countries with virtually no environmental oversight and the products will be scarce and expensive with
fragile supply lines.
But lead is not the first component of ammunition that has been attacked in the Obama administration. Back in
March of 2009, immediately after Obama took office, the DoD stopped selling spent brass to ammo manufacturers, a
policy that would cause shortages and price increases of ammo. Both of Montana’s Senators, Max Baucus (D) and Jon
Tester (D) wrote a letter to the Defense Logistics
Agency reminding them that according to law, “demilitarizing or disposing of small arms ammunition is
prohibited, unless the small arms ammunition is certified by the Secretary of the Army or designee as unserviceable
or unsafe for further use. The intent of this law is to ensure once-fired small arms cartridge cases are made
available intact in the open market.” Tester’s office said it was told by DoD that the brass destruction policy was
Yet we learned in Dec 2012, three years later, that according to their Solid
Waste Management Plan, at least one Army Garrison, Fort Drum, NY was crushing spent brass into scrap, going to
extra expense to reduce its value, sell it cheaply to China and keep it from being made available to the open
market to create private ammo.
And while its uncertain whether other military installation besides Fort Drum are violating the law by keeping
brass shells off the open market, InfoWars has covered numerous, massive purchases of ammunition by Homeland
Security on the open market. Purchase orders for over 2 billion hollow point bullets have created market shortages
and stoked demand from a public concerned about the implications of DHS’ actions.
There’s a multi-pronged attack on ammunition:
- Creating market shortages by massive purchases
- Drying up the market by making ammunition components like lead and spent brass
scarce and expensive
- Using environmental regulation to ban the use and manufacture of lead
And after the domestic sources of ammunition dry up, the UN Arms Trade Treaty (UN-ATT) can be used to stop the
importation of ammunition.
The gun control movement’s public agenda against “assault rifles” hasn’t been effective. But their war on
ammunition by limiting access via regulation, manipulating the market and shutting down manufacturing, has been
very effective. And if they succeed, it would be the same as a comprehensive ban on guns.
This article was posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Nashville Police Stockpile Weapons Of War Items include grenade launchers
by Ben Hall | NewsChannel5.com | July 20, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A massive military build-up is underway
right here in Tennessee.
Local law enforcement agencies are snatching up huge amounts of weapons -- from the Department of
Defense -- used in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Items include grenade launchers, mine-resistant vehicles and guns that have been deemed as surplus
by the Pentagon.
The equipment is cheap or free for local law enforcement agencies to acquire.
The federal program has fueled a debate about the militarization of our police departments.
McMinn County is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It boasts beautiful
scenery, but its sheriff's department can boast something else.
The department received more military surplus guns than any other local department in the state
"We actually reconfigured the whole armory to accommodate all of this," said Sheriff Joe Guy.
Sheriff Guy oversees 31 officers and investigators, but his department received 161 army rifles and
pistols, including 71 M16 rifles and 71 .45-caliber pistols.
NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked, "Why does your department need all these guns?"
Sheriff Guy responded, "Well, we don't need this many. There was a little error in the order."
The Sheriff said the Army surplus program doubled his initial order, but he hasn't sent the guns
"They're here as our department grows. We'll have additional firearms for future officers," Sheriff
McMinn County is not alone.
A spreadsheet obtained by NewsChannel 5
Investigates shows thousands of pieces of military equipment going to Tennessee law enforcement agencies.
Equipment used to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan is now going to local departments.
"The way this stuff is being distributed, it's kind of reckless," said author Radley Balko.
He has written a book, Rise of the Warrior Cop, that raises concerns about militarization of
American police departments.
"What we've seen is just a massive transfer of gear, guns, vehicles and other weaponry," Balko
Law enforcement agencies can go to a website administered by the Department of Defense and look for
On the day we went to McMinn County, the department was looking for Humvees. Sheriff Guy reviewed
what was available.
"It looks good," Sheriff Guy said to an employee who was looking up a vehicle on-line.
The employee responded, "It's got 14-hundred miles on it."
"How many of those did you put in for?" Sheriff Guy asked.
"Three," his employee answered.
Sheriff Guy responded, "Three of those and one truck."
Departments pay a registration fee, then all the equipment is free. Individual departments must pay
for transportation and maintenance.
"The disbursement across the country is so uneven and random and sort of based on who is good at
manipulating the system," Balko said.
Thirty Tennessee departments just received mine-resistant vehicles. They were designed to protect
soldiers from road side bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lebanon Public Safety, La Vergne and Hendersonville Police Departments all received MRAPS.
"This is our newest armored protective vehicle," said Mike Justice with Lebanon Public Safety.
Justice hopes Lebanon police officers never use it.
"The situations we would use this vehicle in is hostage negotiations, putting this vehicle between
the bad guy and the good guys," Justice said.
He said the surplus program is critical to smaller departments. It provides equipment is not just
military in nature including trucks, lawn mowers and tents.
Many small departments could not afford them on their own.
"As a taxpayer, I paid for it the first time. When I paid my federal income tax, I paid for this
vehicle. So the citizens of Lebanon now get the benefit from it," Justice said standing beside the MRAP.
But Balko said the militarization of police departments comes at a price, like more SWAT raids.
"What we've done is encourage the police to become more like the military," Balko said.
"When you surround yourself with the weapons of war, with the language of war, you're going to be
much less likely to look for ways of resolving disputes using the least amount of force possible," Balko
Our investigation also found some departments can't keep up with the weapons they're getting.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported two M14s missing last year.
A TWRA park ranger had an M16 stolen from his vehicle -- it was later recovered.
And at the tiny Bean Station Police Department in East Tennessee, the police chief's son took an
M16 from the program and was arrested for impersonating a police officer.
"It's concerning that this stuff is getting lost or stolen because I think it again indicates how
little monitoring the Pentagon is doing once this stuff gets out of their reach," Balko said.
Sheriff Guy keeps his guns locked up and knows where each one is.
But for some, a department with five times more guns than patrol officers raises questions about
the military surplus program.
"There was never any sort of public debate on this, or public discourse. It all sort of happened
under the radar, and I think that's concerning," Balko said.
Late Thursday, the Department of General Services told NewsChannel 5 Investigates that it has
suspended the state coordinator of the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO).
Elbert Baker is on administrative leave with pay. The Department of General Services stated it
discovered that it had given inaccurate and incomplete information to NewsChannel 5 Investigates.
We had asked for documentation involving missing weapons in the LESO program.
The state has alerted its auditors and is conducting a review of LESO files, records and internal
controls, a spokesperson said. The auditors have notified the comptroller's office they are investigating a
possible internal deficiency.
Finally, the Department of General Services expressed thanks to NewsChannel 5 Investigates for
bringing "to light a record-keeping deficiency of which our department was previously unaware."
DHS likely gearing up for mass panic in America with
perpetual ammo purchases
April 22, 2014
Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security announced
that it is seeking an ammunition dealer who can provide 25 million shotgun rounds to the agency over a five year
period, adding to its already enormous arsenal of ammo.
posted on FBO.gov states that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a department under DHS, is seeking
“shotgun ammunition for use by all applicable agencies in the Department of Homeland Security,” more specifically
three million rounds of shotgun slugs per year and two million rounds of buckshot per year for five years.
“The ammunition will be used as appropriate at all Department of Homeland Security (DHS or department) component
locations nationwide and outside the CONUS [continental United States,]” the notice reads.
This is an excessive amount that not only reveals the vast scope of the emerging police state but also fuels
fears that DHS is preparing for large-scale mass panic in America.
And as we’ve exhaustively documented in the past, mass ammunition purchases by DHS are becoming quite
The survey also asked companies for both their capabilities in producing “large quantity orders of any training
caliber specified” within two months and what their lead time would be for a single order of two million
It has been estimated that over the past couple of years, DHS ammunition purchases have totaled over 2.5
billion rounds, with much of the ammunition being hollow point rounds known for their effectiveness
at stopping human targets.
While these expenditures reveal that DHS is gearing up for civil unrest, the bulk ammunition purchases in
particular are also exacerbating current
ammunition shortages across America in what can be described as back-door gun control.
And it isn’t just DHS making large-scale ammunition purchases.
Note: Despite the overwhelming evidence that DHS and other federal agencies are clearly
engaged in a massive arms build-up, with billions of rounds, armored vehicles and cutting-edge weaponry, the
mainstream media has continued to either outright deny or downplay what is going on. For example, in an article
entitled Homeland Security’s Ammunition Purchases Should Not Worry You, the Military Times claimed that
the ammo build-up was not excessive. The article also suggested that having 100,000 DHS armed agents in America,
which is a de facto standing army, was not a bad thing. Other media outlets, such as Media Matters and Raw Story,
have also made similar statements. Yet it is becoming crystal clear what is happening in America as these articles
below present a glaring trend:
‘Zombie Hunter’ bullets designed for deadly long range
Paul Joseph Watson
February 11, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security is buying more
bullets with a solicitation for over 141,00 rounds of sniper ammunition.
According to a solicitation posted on
FedBizOpps, the federal agency is looking to procure 141,160 rounds of Hornady .308 Winchester 168gr A-MAX TAP
Such ammunition is sometimes retailed as “Zombie Max,” a marketing gimmick alluding to its
“What makes the .308 ammunition so deadly is the long range capability of the round,” notes James Smith.
“The ability is called ballistic coefficient, or the efficiency of a projectile in overcoming air resistance as it
travels to its target. According to Speer Reloading Manual Number 13, the .308 165 grain has the highest
coefficient of any hunting rifle.”
The latest purchase further illustrates the fallacy of the DHS’ excuse that it is buying bullets in
bulk in order to save money.
The DHS has faced questions over the last couple of years as to the purpose of its mass ammo
purchases which have totaled over 2 billion bullets, with some fearing the federal agency is gearing up for civil
The majority of the bullets purchased by the DHS were hollow point rounds (one order alone amounted
to 450 million of them). Hollow point bullets just happen to be completely unsuitable for training purposes because
they cost significantly more money compared to standard firing range bullets, contradicting claims by the DHS that
the bullets were merely for training purposes and were bought in bulk to save money.
Large scale DHS bulk buys have contributed to
ammo shortages across the country. In April last year, the Government Accountability Office announced that
it would be investigating the issue, although no follow up has been forthcoming.
In May last
year, the DHS sent out a request for information asking companies if they could provide 2 million bullets
within a 30-60 day turnaround period.
In February last
year, Law Enforcement Targets Inc., a contractor that had previously done $2 million dollars worth of business
with the DHS, was forced to apologize after producing “no more hesitation” shooting targets which depicted pregnant
women, children, and elderly gun owners in residential settings as “non-traditional threats.”
Post Office joins other federal agencies stockpiling over
two billion rounds of ammo
February 5, 2014
TheU.S. Postal Service is currently seeking companies that can provide
“assorted small arms ammunition” in the near future.
On Jan. 31, the USPS Supplies and Services Purchasing Office posted a notice on the
Federal Business Opportunities website asking contractors to register with USPS as
potential ammunition suppliers for a variety of cartridges.
“The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition,” the notice
reads, which also mentioned a deadline of Feb. 10.
The Post Office published the notice just two days after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced his proposal to remove
a federal gun ban that prevents lawful concealed carry holders from carrying handguns inside post offices across
Ironically the Postal Service isn’t the first non-law enforcement agency seeking firearms and ammunition.
The Education Dept. has spent over $80,000 so far on Glock pistols and over $17,000 on Remington shotguns.
Back in July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also purchased 72,000 rounds of .40 Smith & Wesson, following a 2012 purchase for 46,000 rounds of .40
S&W jacketed hollow point by the National Weather Service.
NOAA spokesperson Scott Smullen responded to concerns over the weather service purchase by stating that it was
meant for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement for its bi-annual “target qualifications and training.”
That seems excessive considering that JHP ammunition is typically several times more expensive than practice
rounds, which can usually be found in equivalent power loadings and thus offer similar recoil characteristics as
Including mass purchases by the Dept. of Homeland Security, non-military federal agencies combined have
purchased an estimated amount of over two billion rounds of ammunition in the past two years.
While the government gears up for civil unrest and stockpiles ammo without limit, private gun owners on the
other hand are finding ammunition shelves empty at gun stores across America, including shortages of once-common cartridges such as .22 Long Rifle.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm
Enough for its agents to fire 9,400 bullets a day, every
day of the year
Paul Joseph Watson
August 19, 2013
The Transportation Security Administration is set to purchase 3.5 million
.357 SIG caliber bullets, enough for its agents to fire 9,400 rounds a day, every day of the year.
According to a
solicitation issued by the agency on August 16, the TSA is looking to buy “3,454,000 rounds of .347 SIG
Caliber Training Ammunition”.
Although TSA agents in airports are currently unarmed, last month the TSA announced its plan to hire the
use of a firing range within a 20 mile radius of LaGuardia Airport in order to train TSA workers.
The federal agency’s huge bullet buy could signal an expansion of its controversial Visible
Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) program, where teams of armed TSA officers patrol railroad stations, bus
stations, ferries, car tunnels, ports, subways, truck weigh stations, rest areas, and special events.
VIPR teams currently conduct around 8,000 operations a year. As well as providing security at
transport hubs, VIPR teams are now being used to keep tabs on fans at sporting
As Government Security News
notes, the amount of ammunition being purchased, “means the TSA could fire off more than 9,400 rounds per day,
every day of the year, to consume that entire quantity annually.”
Significant bullet purchases by the TSA are likely to fuel concerns that the federal government is
arming itself to the teeth in preparation for some form of domestic unrest or other catastrophe, following the
Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to
purchase more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the course of the last 18 months.
reported last week, Congressman Jeff Duncan’s attempt to get answers on why the IRS is also training its agents
with semi-automatic AR-15′s designed for “standoff capability” has been ignored by the federal agency.
Compelling proof Dept. of Defense is joining DHS in drying
up firearms and ammo supply.
July 26, 2013
The U.S. Army is now looking to stockpile nearly 3,000,000
live rounds of Soviet-era Russian ammo popular with civilian shooters.
A U.S. Army solicitation posted July 18 on the Federal Business Opportunities web site asks for “non-standard” ammunition from vendors
- 2,550,000 rounds of 7.62x39mm ball ammo
- 575,000 blank rounds of 7.62x39mm ammo and
- 425,000 rounds of 9x18mm Makarov ball ammo
The army intends to store all these rounds in ammo storage facilities at both Camp Stanley in Boerne, Texas and
the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky.
As the solicitation implies, the 7.62x39mm and the 9x18mm Makarov are not standard-issue
in the U.S. military or NATO.
Rather they are calibers developed by the former Soviet Union which are now commonly used by civilian shooters
in the United States.
The 7.62x39mm in particular is extremely popular with private gun owners due to the wide availability and
affordability of both military surplus ammo and firearms chambered for this round, such as the AK-47 and the
Handguns chambered for the 9x18mm Makarov, such as the FEG PA-63, are common, inexpensive imports.
According to this 2012 request, the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
wanted to find a vendor who could “reach around the world at any given moment to gather and provide multiple types
of weapons and weapon parts.”
The extensive list of desired weapons included firearms popular with civilians such as the aforementioned AK-47,
1911s, M1903 Springfields, Walther PP/PPKs (another common import), and other “commercial and para-military
This solicitation also asked for “books, manuals, tools, and gauges” pertaining to the firearms.
Headquartered in New Jersey, ARDEC is primarily known for its research in advanced weapons such as lasers and
These unusual requests prompt the question as to why the U.S. Army, and especially the army’s advanced weapons
research and development division, needs a vast quantity of non-NATO rounds and decades-old – sometimes even
100-year-old – firearms popular with civilians for worldwide deployment “at any given notice.”
The ARDEC request in particular seems too broad.
Are World War I era M1903 Springfields really that common in today’s battlefields, or even the popular CZ-52
imports which have been retired from Czechoslovakian service since 1982?
Are these obsolete weapons used that frequently in current world conflicts to warrant specific mention in an
army acquisition request?
Do century-old firearms really need to be shipped all around the world for “research and development?”
What about the huge purchase of 425,000 9x18mm Makarov rounds?
A solicitation by the scientific agency posted July 8 on the Federal Business Opportunities web site requested “56,000 rounds of .40 caliber 180
grain jacketed hollow points” and “16,000 rounds of .40 caliber frangible lead free rounds.”
The NOAA appears to have had an immediate need for the rounds as their requested response date was only four
days later on July 12.
Jacketed hollow points (JHPs) are not training rounds.
They are designed to expand (or “mushroom”) on impact and are more expensive than ball ammo used for
As reported last August by Paul Joseph Watson, the National Weather Service, operating under the NOAA,
purchased 46,000 JHPs and 500 paper targets supposedly for various weather stations.
The Washington Times later reported, via a statement from NOAA spokesperson Scott Smullen, that
last year’s ammunition request contained a “clerical error” and that the “solicitation for ammunition and
targets for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement mistakenly identified NOAA’s National Weather Service
as the requesting office.”
As Watson pointed out, this explanation still doesn’t explain why JHPs are needed for paper targets when they
are obviously not training rounds.
“You should always practice with what you’re going to use in real life,” Steven Howard, a former federal agent
said in support of training with JHPs, in an interview with TribLive.
Yet with “defense load” JHPs costing at least one dollar a round for common service calibers, it is hard to
imagine CHL holders and local police departments spending that much money to stay proficient in shooting.
Even if costs are not an issue, local police departments may still have trouble procuring enough ammo for
training due to the ammo shortage encouraged by our federal government, as Steve Watson reported back in May.
But in further response to Howard’s comment, bullet designs are not that significant in training as long as
shooters use ball ammunition that is just as powerful as their defense load JHP, generating the same recoil and
An expanding bullet means little to a paper target.
In regards to the quantity of ammo requested buy the NOAA, why does the Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement
(FOLE) even need 56,000 JHPs, especially if the agency supposedly received 46,000 rounds last
Assuming that this latest solicitation is going directly to the FOLE for the agency’s own use and not somehow
funneled into the Department of Homeland Security.
The FOLE is tasked primarily with enforcing fishing regulations, supporting scientific studies and protecting
endangered marine species.
According to Smullen in a Fox News interview, the ammunition purchased is “standard issue” and will be
used by 63 agents during training and qualifications.
That is the key point.
Sixty-three federal agents are armed with .40 caliber sidearms in order to enforce fishing
regulations, “protecting the ecosystem” and “promoting marine conservation.”
As more regulations are added every year and more agents are hired for enforcement, more ammo will be purchased
compared to the previous years.
This is true with the entire federal government as a whole as the cancer of tyranny grows and the roots of
In an interview with Breitbart, Jeff Knox, director of The Firearms Collective said that it’s the
number of feds with guns that’s important, not necessarily the number of rounds.
“There are currently more than 70 different federal law enforcement agencies employing over 120,000 officers
with arrests and firearms authority,” Knox said. “That’s an increase of nearly 30 percent between 2004 and
“If the trends have continued upward at a relatively steady rate, that would put the total number of federal law
enforcement officers at somewhere between 135,000 and 145,000.”
Knox said that’s a staggering number considering there’s only an estimated 765,000 state and local law
“That means that about one in seven law enforcement officers in the country works directly for the federal
government,” he said. “Not a local jurisdiction.”
The Second Amendment may simply suffocate under the weight of big government as ammunition manufacturers
struggle to equip additional federal agents, leaving the ammo cans of the American people dry.
“We never trained with hollow points,
why would the need all those ball rounds just for training?”
Steve Watson & Paul Joseph Watson
Mar 7, 2013
A military veteran has questioned why the Department
of Homeland Security is purchasing enormous amounts of ammunition, making it clear that he believes the bullets
cannot possibly be for training purposes.
“We never trained with hollow points, we didn’t even see hollow points my entire four and a half years in the
Marine Corps,” Mason said.
When questioned recently, DHS official Peggy Dixon claimed the bullets were bought in bulk to save money and
were for training purposes only. However, hollow point bullets, are very expensive in ammunition terms, and it is
highly unusual to use such bullets for target practice.
“Why would they need all those hollow points,” former marine Mason asked “why would they need all those ball
rounds just for training?”
Record federal government purchases have coincided with
national shortages of ammunition in gun stores, leading some to believe that it is a
deliberate tactic to deprive gun owners, or something much worse.
To put the DHS’ ammunition solicitations in perspective, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq,
US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month. Extrapolating the figures,
the DHS has purchased enough bullets over the last year to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.
Coupled with continued and
sustained secrecy surrounding these purchases and contracts, many Americans are convinced that the federal
government is “stockpiling” in preparation for “civil unrest.”
The DHS’ primary concern is now centered around thwarting “homegrown terrorism,” but information produced and
used by the DHS to train its personnel routinely equates conservative and libertarian political ideology with
A study funded by
the Department of Homeland Security that was leaked last year characterizes Americans who are “suspicious
of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. Many
other recent similar government and law enforcement publications, papers and studies have also pushed this
As we explained in a
recent article, generating mass social dislocation has been an admitted tool used by the World Bank and the IMF
to create the necessary chaos to loot major economies.
As respected investigative reporter Greg Palast exposed in 2001, the World Bank and the IMF have honed a
technique that has allowed them to asset-strip numerous other countries in the past – that technique has come to be
known at the “IMF riot,” a process of scaring off investors and causing government bankruptcies by fostering
The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an
Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, so far to little notice. It
confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of
ammunition. As reported elsewhere, much of this purchase order is for rounds forbidden by international law for use
in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq
War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to
sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6:50 am
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.”
Radio show host Mark Levin is suspicious. He commented:
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. A 24-year Iraq war! I’m going to tell
you what I think is going on. I don’t think domestic insurrection. Law enforcement and national security
agencies, they play out multiple scenarios. … 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.
Even though the National Rifle Association says that the amount of ammunition bought isn’t excessive,
considering the number of federal agents and the fact that the ammunition is used over a five-year period, there
are others who question why the need for so many federal agents. Among them is Jeff Knox, director of The Firearms Coalition, who said:
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. If the trends have continued upward at a relatively steady rate, that would put the total number of
federal law enforcement officers at somewhere between 135,000 and 145,000. That’s a pretty staggering number,
especially when you consider that there are only an estimated 765,000 state and local law enforcement officers.
That means that about one in seven law enforcement officers in the country works directly for the federal
government, not a local jurisdiction.
Federal agency has now acquired
enough bullets to wage 30 year war
Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com February 7, 2013
of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion
bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns
that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.
A solicitation posted yesterday on the
Fed Bid website details how the bullets are required for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in
Artesia, New Mexico.
The solicitation asks for 10 million pistol cartridge .40 caliber 165
Grain, jacketed Hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds) and 10 million 9mm 115 grain jacketed
hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds).
The document also lists a requirement for 1.6 million pistol
cartridge 9mm ball bullets (40 quantities of 40,000 rounds).
An approximation of how many rounds of ammunition the DHS has now
secured over the last 10 months stands at around 1.625 billion. In March 2012, ATK announced that they had agreed
to provide the DHS witha maximum of 450 million bullets over
four years, a story that prompted questions about why the feds were buying ammunition in such large quantities. In
September last year, the federal agencypurchased a further 200 million bullets.
Such massive quantities of ammo purchases have stoked fears that the
agency is preparing for some kind of domestic unrest. In 2011, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet
Napolitano directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the
United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of
The federal agency’s primary concern is now centered around thwarting
“homegrown terrorism,” but information produced and used by the DHS to train its personnel routinely equates
conservative political ideology with domestic extremism.
August 2012, the DHS censored information relating to the amount of
bullets purchased by the federal agency on behalf of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, citing an
“unusual and compelling urgency” to acquire the bullets, noting that there is a shortage of bullets which is
threatening a situation that could cause “substantial safety issues for the government” should law
enforcement officials not be adequately armed.
As we highlighted last month, the DHS’ previous
ammunition solicitation was awarded to Evian Group, an organization that was formed just five days before the
announcement of the solicitation and appeared to be little more than a front organization since it didn’t have a
genuine physical address, a website, or even a phone number.
While Americans are being browbeaten with rhetoric about the
necessity to give up semi-automatic firearms in the name of preventing school shootings, the federal government is
arming itself to the teeth with both ammunition and guns. Last September, the DHS purchased no less than 7,000 fully automatic assault
rifles, labeling them “Personal Defense Weapons.”
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In yet another huge blow to
the rhetoric and narrative of the Obama administration and its desire to disarm the American public, a DHS bid has
been uncovered (see documents below) showing that the Department of Homeland Security recently put out an offer to
purchase 7,000 full-auto “assault
weapons” to be used domestically, inside the USA.
Keep in mind that President Obama is on the record saying, “AK-47s belong in the
hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals; that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of
But it seems he really means they don’t belong on the streets of our
cities unless they are in the hands of homeland security
enforcers, in which case they can be FULL-AUTO assault
In the hands of the government, they’re called “Personal Defense
The juiciest part of this bid is the use of the phrase “Personal Defense Weapons”
to describe the full-auto AR-15s being purchased by DHS.
Apparently, when YOU hold an AR-15, it’s an “assault rifle.” But magically, if you
hand that same rifle to an armed government homeland security enforcer, it instantly transforms itself into a
“personal defense weapon.”
The request for bid actually says:
DHS and its components have a requirement for a 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable
for personal defense use in close quarters and / or when maximum concealment is required.
So there it is, right in black and white: DHS enforcers need full-auto AR-15s
which are “suitable for personal defense in close quarters” and for “maximum
But if you or I make the same claim, suddenly we are branded lunatics by the
fringe left and all the gun grabbers across America who apparently have no clue
that their own government is arming up like never
Senator Feinstein, the gun-grabbing Senator from California, says she wants
to take all the guns from all Americans. “Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in,” she says on the record. But while
Mr. and Mrs. America are turning in their guns, ‘roid-head DHS goons are arming to the teeth
with full-auto assault rifles.
This is all on top of the 1.6 billion
rounds of ammunition the U.S. government has already stockpiled, as
was discovered last year. What kind of government wants to domestically stockpile ammo and full-auto weapons,
putting them in the hands of domestic
agents who have nothing whatsoever to do with overseas wars?
Well, the kind of government that plans to NEED 1.6 billion rounds of ammo and full-auto assault weapons, of
Read some language from the contract bid: Pistol grips, full-auto and
The scope of this contract is to provide a total of up to 7,000 5.56x45mm
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) personal defense weapons (PDW) throughout the life of this contract to
numerous Department of Homeland Security components.
The action shall be select-fire (capable of semi-automatic
and automatic fire).
The action shall be capable of accepting all standard NATO STANAG 20 and 30 round
M16 magazines (NSN 1005-00-921-5004) and Magpul 30 round PMAG (NSN 1005-01-576-5159). The magazine shall have a
capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.
The receiver top shall be equipped with an integral MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail
for mounting sights and other accessories.
The fire control selector shall have three positions; safe, semi-automatic, and
The pistol grip shall be a fixed, vertical pistol grip constructed of a
DHS admits AR-15 with 30-round magazine is “suitable for personal defense
use in close quarters”
This government document openly admits that AR-15s with 30-round magazines and
capable of fully automatic fire are “suitable for personal defense” in close quarters (i.e. your home).
CNN, of course, doesn’t want you to ever hear that. Nor does Feinstein, Cuomo,
Schumer, Obama, Eric Holder or any other gun grabbers. Even while their own government is arming up with 1.6
billion rounds of ammo and 7,000 full-auto “assault rifles” (plus lots more in other bids), they are trying to completely disarm the
American citizenry through new gun registration and confiscation legislation.
The whole point of all this, of course, is
to create firepower disparity between the government and
the citizenry… To disarm the People while arming up the
government agents who operate domestically. That way, the people can be forced at gunpoint into doing almost anything the
oppressive government demands! (Taking vaccine shots, giving up private property, turning over farms and
What’s really hard-hitting about this is that the radical left keeps claiming
things like “no one needs an assault rifle for personal defense.” Okay, if that true, then the Department of
Homeland Security should abandon all such rifles first! Let’s see DHS turn in all its rifles and ammo, thereby
setting an example of the “fact” that “nobody needs an assault rifle” for self defense.
In truth, a full-auto AR-15 is
an outstanding weapon for self defense, which is exactly why DHS is
buying thousands of them. Nothing stops bad guys faster than a barrage of high-velocity lead aimed in their
direction. Again, that’s why DHS wants these rifles in the first place. One of these rifles in the hands of a
citizen could have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting in seconds.
Pay attention to the word games (which are really mind
As you observe the highly manipulated gun control argument, pay special attention
to the word games you’re being subjected to:
An AR-15 in the hands of a citizen is an “assault rifle.” But an AR-15 in the hands of a DHS agent is a “Personal Defense Weapon.”
A full-auto-capable rifle in the hands of a citizen is called a “machine
gun.” A full-auto-capable rifle in the hands of a DHS agent is called a “select-fire
According to the media, all government agents with assault rifles
are presumed innocent and assumed to be stopping crime.
But all private citizens with assault rifles
are presumed guilty and assumed to be causing crime.
citizen goes crazy and murders a bunch of people, the call goes
out for ALL citizens to be stripped of their firearms.
But when one government
agent goes crazy and murders a bunch of people, the calls goes
out for MORE guns to be placed in the hands of MORE government agents!
Thank you, DHS, for admitting the truth
In summary, it looks like we actually need to thank the DHS for admitting the
truth that Obama won’t: AR-15s are personal defense
weapons, suitable for use in close quarters, especially when equipped
with 30-round magazines.
That’s why I own one, and it’s why DHS wants thousands more (but theirs are
full-auto, while mine is only semi-auto).
As a general rule, all freedom-loving Americans should want the same firepower
their domestic government possesses. That’s the whole point behind the Second Amendment, and it
represents the distribution of
power in a free society.
But instead of firepower being equal in America today, DHS is using our taxpayer
dollars to purchase thousands of full-auto weapons for their own agents. This is apparently being done under ICE
(Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
This brings up the question for another entire article, and here’s the
question: Why does immigration need 7,000 full-auto assault
rifles? Is there a friggin’ Mexican invasion planned that nobody
told me about? Is ICE going to invade Mexico and start a shooting war with the Mexican drug cartels?
Seriously: Why does ICE need 7,000 full-auto assault rifles? And why does DHS need
1.6 billion rounds of ammo?
Second massive ammunition buy this year fuels fears of
Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Monday, August 13, 2012
federal authorities are preparing for mass civil unrest have increased after it was revealed that the Department of
Homeland Security is planning to buy a further 750 million rounds of ammo in addition to the 450 million rounds of
hollow point bullets already purchased earlier this year.
A solicitation originally issued by the
DHS in April but updated on Friday calls on suppliers to provide a plethora of different types of ammunition,
including 357 mag rounds that are able to penetrate walls.
The PDF file for the solicitation lists the
different units of ammo required by the thousand, with the total ammo purchase exceeding 750 million
“The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia
anticipates awarding multiple award indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity (IDIQ) firm fixed price (FFP)
contracts for commercial leaded training ammunition (CLTA) of various calibers for law enforcement officer firearms
training courses at the following FLETC facilities Glynco, GA, Artesia, NM, Cheltenham, MD and Charleston, SC and
to other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agencies. The Government guarantees a minimum of 1,000 rounds per
year on each resultant contract. Contracts will be for a base year and four (4) 12 month option periods,” states
Potential suppliers are required to respond to the solicitation
before August 20.
The purchase comes in addition to an order for 450 million rounds of
.40-caliber hollow point bullets which wasfulfilled by Alliant Techsystems Inc. back in March, news greeted by some
as an indication that the DHS was arming itself in preparation to go
to war with the American people.
Although the ammo purchases are ostensibly earmarked for training
purposes, the DHS has been reticent to clarifywhy such an
unusually large amount of rounds are necessary and why such powerful bullets are required merely for training
This has led to speculation that the purchases are connected to
confirmed preparations for civil unrest in the United States.
On page 20 of the manual, rules regarding the use of “deadly force” in confronting
“dissidents” are made disturbingly clear with the directive that a, “Warning shot will not be fired.”
The manual includes lists of weapons to be used against “rioters” or
“demonstrators,” including “antiriot grenades.” It also advises troops to carry their guns in the “safe port arms”
stance, a psychological tactic aimed at “making a show of force before rioters.” Non-lethal weapons and water
cannons are also included.
The increasing likelihood of a
full blown financial collapse in the coming months has also spurred
federal agencies and the U.S. Army to hone their preparations for domestic disorder on a scale greater than riots
witnessed in Europe over the past two years.
A 2008 report produced by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic
Institute warned that the United States may experience massive civil unrest in the wake of a series of crises which
it termed “strategic shock.”
“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense
establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” stated the
report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, adding that the military may be needed to quell “purposeful
Federal agency blacks out amount of bullets being
Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Wednesday, August 15, 2012
of Homeland Security has redacted information relating to the quantity of bullets it is buying following a
controversy concerning the agency’s purchase of over a billion rounds of ammo, which many fear is a sign the
federal government is preparing for civil unrest in the United States.
The classified portions of the document include references to the
amount of 223 62 and 223 64 grain ammunition being purchased.
The solicitation explains how the contract put out by the DHS to
purchase the ammunition was not subject to “full and open competition,” a process justified by what the DHS claims
was an “unusual and compelling urgency” to acquire the bullets, noting that there is a shortage of bullets which is
threatening a situation which could cause “substantial safety issues for the government” should law enforcement
officials not be adequately armed.
The Department of Homeland Security’s decision to black out sections
of the document, including the number of bullets being purchased, is likely to be related to a massive controversy
which has snowballed over the last few weeks pertaining to concerns as to why the federal agency has purchased well
over a billion rounds of bullets over the last 6 months alone.
The DHS’ decision back in March to purchase
of 450 million rounds of .40-caliber
hollow point bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage prompted questions as to
why the federal agency required such powerful bullets and in such large quantities merely for training
Given the fact that the DHS is also
acquiring riot gear in preparation for civil unrest which could take
place at the upcoming DNC, RNC and presidential inauguration, the purchase of ammunition in such massive numbers
has stoked fears that the federal government could be preparing to use force against the American
This screenshot illustrates how the DHS has blacked out information pertaining to the
amount of bullets being purchased.
The trigger for this could be an economic collapse that causes angry
Americans to flood the streets similar to scenes witnessed across Europe over the last two years.
As Mike Adams writes, “The U.S. government
clearly sees the writing on the wall. What lays ahead for America is a day of unbearable reckoning. The financial
collapse will wipe out savings accounts, pensions, investment funds and equities of the working class, all across
the nation. Imagine bank accounts being reset to zero, “bank holidays” enforced at gunpoint. That will unleash a
wave of violent protests, social chaos and even talk of revolution. The government will almost certainly respond
with a declaration of Martial Law, the rolling out of highway checkpoints, and before long, the use of live ammo on
The DHS’ decision to censor information related to bullet purchases
for immigration authorities could also be an attempt to assuage concerns that the agency is expecting to have to
resort to force to deal with a mass influx of immigrants from Mexico.
Back in December, Department of Homeland Security
chief Janet Napolitano directed ICE to prepare for a
substantial inundation of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and
“processing” of large numbers of people.
During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, it was revealed that the
federal government had established a contingency program under the pretext of a mass influx of
immigrants called Rex 84. The program was a secretive “scenario and
drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military
commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by
the government to be “national security threats.”
Additional purchase includes bullets designated for
Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Tuesday, September 18, 2012
controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the Department of
Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are
designated to be used by snipers.
As James Smith over at the Prepper Podcast website highlights, “It is the type of ammunition and not necessarily the quantity that is
Smith points out that the DHS’ acquisition of .308 rounds is of
concern because they are set to be used by well-trained snipers.
“All of the sniper grade ammunition is being used by trained, or
in-the-process-of-being-trained snipers,” writes Smith, noting that the math adds up to 135,384 potential kills for
the snipers to make, using the 176,000 rounds of ammunition, basing the figures on the fact that United States Army
and Marine Corps snipers in the Vietnam War expended 1.3 rounds of ammunition for each claimed and verified
As this police
training website documents, .308 caliber 168 grain bullets are the
ammunition of choice for experienced law enforcement snipers. The
number of bullets purchased by the DHS now adds up to a staggering 1.4 billion over the last six months alone.
Although all those bullets won’t be delivered at once, the DHS’ commitment to purchasing such an arsenal of ammo is
both worrying and ironic given that Americans are being harassed and treated with suspicion for buying a couple of boxes of ammo at their local gun store.
Although the Associated Press and other media outlets dismissed
concerns over the federal government purchasing large quantities of ammunition as paranoia, the fact that the DHS
is preparing for civil unrest cannot be denied.
Last year, Department of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano directed ICE to prepare for a mass influx of
immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large
numbers of people.
The U.S. Army has also been preparing for domestic
On page 20 of the manual, rules regarding the use of “deadly force” in confronting
“dissidents” are made disturbingly clear with the directive that a, “Warning shot will not be fired.”
The manual includes lists of weapons to be used against “rioters” or
“demonstrators,” including “antiriot grenades.” It also advises troops to carry their guns in the “safe port arms”
stance, a psychological tactic aimed at “making a show of force before rioters.” Non-lethal weapons and water
cannons are also included.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer
Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a
regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.
Ad targeting AOL email users demands Palin retract
Paul Joseph Watson
March 13, 2013
A prominent Democratic Party lobby group
is targeting users of AOL’s email service with ads demanding they sign a petition calling on Sarah Palin to retract
“dangerous rhetoric” about the federal government stockpiling ammunitionin
preparation for civil unrest.
Anti-Palin ad. Image: YouTube
The ad, which can be seen in the video clip
above and appears after users send an email, was paid for by the Democratic Governors
Association (DGA), a lobbying organization which represents governors affiliated with the Democratic Party and
was instrumental in Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential victory. Many former DGA staff members have gone on to hold
prominent positions within the government.
“If we are going to wet our proverbial pants over 0.3% in annual spending cuts when we’re running
up trillion dollar annual deficits, then we’re done, wrote Palin. “Put a fork in us. We’re finished.
We’re going to default eventually and that’s why the feds are stockpiling bullets in case of civil unrest.”
Left-leaning websites reacted to Palin’s
remarks by claiming she had regurgitated a debunked “conspiracy theory.” However, despite admitting that
the DHS had purchased huge quantities of bullets, the source for the “debunking” was a single quote by a DHS
official downplaying the whole issue.
A February 14 Associated Press
report which featured the quote and an explanation that the bullets were bought in bulk to save money and
were merely for training purposes only has been widely derided as inaccurate.
As former Marine Richard Mason told reporters with WHPTV
News in Pennsylvania last week, hollow point bullets (which make up the majority of the DHS purchases) are
not used for training because they are more expensive than standard firing range rounds.
“We never trained with hollow points, we didn’t even see hollow points my entire four and a half
years in the Marine Corps,” Mason said.
Despite concerns about why the DHS is buying such huge quantities of bullets being perfectly
legitimate – prompting
Forbes Magazine to call for a “national conversation” on the matter earlier this week – the DGA
advertisement calls on Palin to “renounce her extremist comments.”
The full text from the page with a link for
people to sign the petition reads;
Sarah Palin recently declared that the United States Federal Government is “stockpiling
bullets” to use against Americans.
Accusing our government of actively stockpiling weapons to use against its own people is not
only offensive and wrong — it’s downright dangerous. For Sarah Palin to insinuate that the United States is
similar to the tyrannical governments in Syria and Iran who do carry out those types of atrocities is
Enough! Use the form on the right to stand with the Democratic Governor’s Association and
demand that Sarah Palin apologize for her outrageous comments.
The fact that a lobby group with direct ties to the Democratic Party is demanding Palin be treated
like a thought criminal merely for drawing attention to the fact that the DHS is clearly preparing for civil unrest
(the federal agency purchased “riot
gear” for that very purpose just before the presidential election), highlights how sensitive the
establishment is about Americans learning of the arms build-up currently being overseen by the federal
While Americans are seeing their second amendment rights targeted by the Obama administration, the
feds are simultaneously buying up enough bullets to wage a 20 year-plus war.
No matter how many times the establishment media and Democratic Party mouthpieces attempt to
dismiss concerns about this by erroneously labeling it as a “conspiracy theory,” the fact remains that it is a very
real issue and a genuine concern to millions of Americans who have been denounced by the DHS in its
own reports as potential terrorists if they are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” or
“reverent of individual liberty.”
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is
the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.
Is the Department of Homeland Security building a mercenary
Paul Joseph Watson
November 5, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security is to
spend $19 million dollars on a private security force in Wisconsin and Minnesota, an armed unit that must have a
“Top Secret” security clearance according to an official solicitation.
According to a solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the Federal Protective
Service, a sub-agency of the DHS, intends to hire “armed Protective Security Officer (PSO) services at various
locations throughout the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.”
“The project will have a requirement for the contractor to have a Top Secret facility clearance by
the start of performance,” states the FPS notice.
Unlike previous solicitations, which normally detail how the guards will be deployed to protect
government buildings, the document does not divulge what role the armed security force will undertake.
The fact that the contractors being hired must have a “Top Secret” security clearance clearly
suggests that the DHS is not merely seeking to hire armed guards, but Blackwater-style mercenaries who will be
engaged in some kind of clandestine activity.
The notion of an armed security force operating domestically under a “Top Secret” designation,
something normally reserved for foreign spying and military operations, underscores how the DHS increasingly treats
America like some kind of occupied territory.
The hiring of private mercenaries with Top Secret clearances also suggests the DHS may be planning
on using the contractors as cutouts who will be involved in a variety of different operations outside the purview
of public and Congressional scrutiny.
DHS Is Building Mercenary Units In A
State Near You. Plus, ABC News Implicates Alex Jones in LAX Shooting. DHS to Hire "Top Secret" Domestic Security
For some, the idea of an ever-expanding
federal government turning to a private security force with a “Top Secret” clearance will stir memories of Barack
Obama’s pre-election promise to build “a civilian national
security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded (as the US military).”
The DHS’ purchase of over
1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the course of the last 12 months has also prompted concerns that the
feds are gearing up for trouble.
As we previously reported, the federal agency has spent large sums of money in recent weeks hiring
large numbers of armed guards to protect government buildings, a development some have connected to the likelihood
of civil unrest in America which could arise from food shortages linked to welfare cuts.
News’ Neil Cavuto suggested that the Department of Homeland Security’s recent $80 million dollar outlay on
armed guards to protect government buildings in upstate New York was related to potential food stamp riots.
impoverished the nation gets, the more society will break down, and then Americans
will welcome a militarized police
Detroit Appeals To UN For
Several groups appealed to the UN on Wednesday to assist in
providing affordable water to the residents of Detroit.In March, the bankrupt city sent 45,000 shutoff notices to residents with overdue
bills. So far, nearly 3,000 have had their water service terminated,
and many more fear they are next. RTs Manila Chan has more details on the circumstances
oftheplea for help.
"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from
defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the
downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and
Looting hit several Walmarts after system was down for just
Paul Joseph Watson
October 15, 2013
EBT card users are threatening to stage Rodney King-style
riots in Los Angeles if the electronic food stamp system crashes again, following Saturday’s failure which prompted
looting at several Walmart stores.
An EBT card user interviewed in the video
above (2 minutes 30) comments, “They better resolve something because if it stays like this there’s gonna be an
uproar in the city of L.A.” When the man is asked to clarify, he respond, “A Rodney King baby!”
The man is referring to the 1992 L.A. riots, spurred by the Rodney King beating, which resulted in
53 deaths, 2,000 injuries and over $1 billion dollars in property damages.
Several Walmart stores suffered looting and “mini-riots” following Saturday’s EBT card shutoff,
which was caused after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.
forced to close a Walmart in Philadelphia, Mississippi when people reacted to the failure by staging a
Meanwhile, at Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, Louisiana, shoppers attempted to loot
hundreds of dollars worth of groceries after the glitch temporarily allowed them to make unlimited purchases on
their EBT cards.
“Walmart and local police in Springhill and Mansfield confirmed to CBS affiliate KSLA that officers
were called into the stores to help maintain order Saturday as shoppers swept through the aisles at two stores and
bought as much as they could carry,”
reported CBS News.
A man who entered the Walmart in
Mansfield just after the looters fled saw rows of empty shelves that had been stripped bare.
As we highlighted
yesterday, if looting began after just hours of the EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) system being down,
imagine what would happen if food stamps were delayed for a period of five days.
That’s what will happen if the US fails to raise its debt ceiling by the end of this week. Social
Security checks will also be delayed.
Numerous EBT card users also took to Twitter following Saturday’s failure and said they expected
riots to occur.
U.S. Army Training to Fight Black
"Doomsday Disneyland" facility used as practice ground for
by Paul Joseph Watson | July 17, 2014
A promotional video touting FEMA’s emergency response
capabilities shows U.S. National Guard troops training to detain unruly African-American citizens in prison camps
before handing them over to police.
The video appears on the official YouTube
channel for Guardian Centers, an 830 acre “disaster preparedness and tactical training validation
center” located in Georgia which is routinely used by FEMA and other government agencies to practice emergency
After the 2 minute mark in the clip, the scene cuts to a black woman who is struggling to escape
from the clutches of a uniformed soldier. The area is surrounded by concertina wire and guarded by other
The clip then shows the woman, along with another African-American, being handed over to local
police before being driven away.
by CNN as the “doomsday Disneyland,” Guardian Centers is a mock city complete with a subway station that
“allow(s) a variety of responders to do a variety of drills in one location.”
The sight of National Guard troops training to detain Americans in prison camps is unlikely to
quell concerns that authorities are preparing for domestic disorder.
Back in 2012,
we reported onFM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations, a U.S. Army manual that
describes how political activists in prison camps will be indoctrinated by specially assigned psychological
operations officers. The document makes numerous references to how government agencies like the DHS, ICE and FEMA
will be involved in the domestic internment of U.S. citizens during “civil support operations.”
A second US
Army Military Police manual that was leaked months later also outlined how military assets would be used
domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest.
“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to
reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” stated the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt.
Col. Nathan Freir, adding that the military may be needed to quell “purposeful domestic resistance”.
Rex 84, short for
Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the
During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive
“scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign
military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens
determined by the government to be “national security threats.”
indications that the federal government is making preparations for riots, the Department of Homeland
Security denied last
year that it was gearing up for domestic disorder. In 2011, DHS chief Janet Napolitano directed
ICE to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with
the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of people.
In the video below, Alex Jones highlights how the
Guardian Centers video is yet another startling indication that authorities in the United States are preparing for
civil unrest as America increasingly begins to resemble a militarized police state.
The first rule of the drone program is
that you do not talk about the drone program
Feb 25, 2013
In a rare admission, Robert Gibbs, the former White House
Press Secretary under Obama, told reporters Sunday that he was ordered to act as if there was no such thing as an
active US drone program.
“When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you’re
not even to acknowledge the drone program,” Gibbs said on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes” this past weekend.
Gibbs said that he was told “You’re not even to discuss that it exists.”
Noting that the notion was “inherently crazy”, Gibbs said “You’re being asked a question based on reporting of a
program that exists.”
“So you’re the official government spokesperson acting as if the entire program—pay no attention to the man
behind the curtain.” Gibbs, who was Press Secretary between 2009 and 2011, said.
Gibbs stated that he expects the drone program to remain secret for the most part, despite moves in Congress to
force more transparency.
“I have not talked to him about this, so I want to be careful,” Gibbs said, “but I think what the president has
seen is, our denial of the existence of the program when it’s obviously happening undermines people’s confidence
overall in the decisions that their government makes.”
While the program itself remains classified, it is no secret that Obama has vastly expanded the US drone war
since entering office in 2009. Daily drone strikes are raining down on Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as
A recent report released by Washington based think tank, The New America Foundation
revealed that the number of secret US drone strikes in Yemen almost tripled in 2012, compared to 2011.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, has found that at least 171 civilians, including 35 children, have been
slaughtered in Yemen by secret US drone strikes over the past ten years.
Communications released by WikiLeaks in 2010 revealed that the US and Yemen have repeatedly attempted to cover
up the use of US warplanes to bombard Yemen.
Last week it was announced that despite the fact that drone strikes have killed thousands of innocent civilians
in Yemen and Pakistan, the Pentagon is to reward drone operators with medals.
The DoD is creating a new ribbon, called the Distinguished Warfare Medal that will be awarded for “extra
achievement” related to a military operation. This will encompass sitting at a computer console and pressing a
button to release Hellfire missiles from Predator drones hundreds and thousands of miles away.
The medal will become the fourth-highest ranking combat decoration, placing above the Bronze Star.
Despite the official secrecy, the president has referred to the drone program several times in public, as have
officials such as counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan.
Last year, the New York Times ran a major piece on the program revealing that the White House
has asserted the right to carry out state-sponsored assassination anywhere in the world without having to
provide any evidence or go through any legal process.
The administration merely has to state that the target is
a terrorist and it doesn’t matter whether they are an American citizen or not, as we saw in the case of American-born Anwar al-Awlaki and his son, who were both killed last year.
In December of last year, Obama administration lawyers reaffirmed their backing for state sponsored
assassination, claiming that “U.S. citizens are legitimate military targets” and do not have the right to any
legal protection against being marked for summary execution.
During a CBS 60 Minutes interview in January, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
revealed that Obama himself personally approves the policy to kill American citizens suspected of terrorism
without trial on a case by case basis.
Perhaps the real reason that the administration wants the details of the programme kept under wraps is that, as
reported by Propublica recently, the programme is potentially much bigger in scope than
anyone had previously thought.
The administration’s figures do not add up, they are chock full of contradictions and discrepancies, and there
can be little doubt that there have been many many more civilian deaths as a result of drone attacks than have been
Akram, who noted that US drone strikes had killed more than 1,000 civilians in Pakistan, also said “We find the
use of drones to be totally counterproductive in terms of succeeding in the ‘war against terror’. It leads to
greater levels of terror rather than reducing them.
Many also contend that the attacks infringe the national sovereignty of Pakistan and constitute an act of
a report by Washington think tank The New America Foundation found that 32% of the more than
1,200 people killed since 2004 in Pakistan, or around 1 in 3, were innocent bystanders rather than dangerous
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of
Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from
Nottingham Trent University.
This article was posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00 am
My topic for this evening is “now, it’s assassinations”. What have
we allowed ourselves to become? Are we no longer a nation of laws? Have we become instead a nation of men who make
secret arrests? Are secret prisons now simply another tool of the federal government law enforcement? Is secret
rendition of individuals now permitted out of misplaced fear? Have we decided that the writ of habeas corpus is not
worth defending? Is torture now an acceptable tool for making us safe?
Unfortunately, the single answer to all these questions from the
leaders of our country to many of our citizens appears to be yes. And now we are told that assassination of
foreigners as well as American citizens is legitimate and necessary to provide security for our people. It is my
firm opinion that nothing could be further from the truth.
Secret arrests, secret renditions, torture and assassinations are
illegal under both domestic and international law. These activities should be anathema to the citizens of a
constitutional republic. The real threat doesn’t arise from our failure to torture, rather desensitizing our nation
to the willful neglect and sacrifice of our civil liberties fought and died for over the centuries, is the
In 1991, the Club published The First Global
Revolution. It analyses the problems of humanity, calling these collectively or in essence the 'problematique'. It
notes (laments) that, historically, social or political unity has commonly been motivated by enemies in common:
"The need for enemies seems to be a common historical factor. Some states have striven to overcome domestic failure
and internal contradictions by blaming external enemies. The ploy of finding a scapegoat is as old as mankind itself - when things
become too difficult at home, divert attention to adventure abroad. Bring the divided nation together to face
an outside enemy, either a real one, or else one invented for the purpose. With the disappearance of the
traditional enemy, the temptation is to use religious or ethnic minorities as scapegoats, especially those
whose differences from the majority are disturbing." "Every state has been so used to classifying its
neighbours as friend or foe, that the sudden absence of traditional adversaries has left governments and
public opinion with a great void to fill. New enemies have to be identified, new strategies imagined, and new
THE GLOBALISTSMOVE FROM THEIRALQAEDA
CREATION,TO FABRICATING HOMEGROWN DOMESTIC
A failed attempt to recruit Aaron Russo resulted in recent
light being shed on the CFR...And The Fake War On Terror!
ago, after his popular video “Mad As Hell” was released and Aaron Russo began his campaign to become
Governor of Nevada, Russo was noticed by Nicholas Rockefeller and introduced to him by a female attorney. Seeing
Russo’s passion and ability to affect change, Rockefeller set about on a subtle mission to recruit Russo into the
elite’s CFR. Watch the full interview here: Reflections and
Aaron Russo talks about the CFR...And
The Fake War On Terror!
Aaron Russo talks about the CFR...And The Fake War On
Shock investigation: Pentagon accelerates plan to
confiscate guns, prosecute US conservatives.
February 15, 2014
The federal government has been in a big hurry to build a
300 acre city in just 2 years at an expense of $96 million in taxpayer funds in order to train the military “for
problems we don’t even know we have yet.” If you’ve been following Infowars, you’ve seen us document over and over
again what they’re training for with a detailed American city like this: martial law within this nation.
The Telegraph is confirming the construction of this small town military simulation that will be used to
train troops for combat against the American people.
Unlike the urban training centers we’ve seen before where the buildings are just empty concrete block structures
or even plywood facades, this town is very detailed with glass windows, handicap parking signs, speed limit signs,
logos on the subway that match the DC metro, and even a small town steeple (that was originally claimed to be a
mosque). They’ve made it clear in manual after manual, scenario after scenario that they perceive the enemy as gun
owners, limited government conservatives, libertarians and Christians.
This article was posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:00 am
A divide and conquer strategy, also known as “divide
and rule strategy” is often applied in the arenas of politics and sociology. In this strategy, one power breaks
another power into smaller, more manageable pieces, and then takes control of those pieces one by one. It
generally takes a very strong power to implement such a strategy. In order to successfully break up another
power or government, the conqueror must have access to strong political, military, and economic
Furthermore, in order to maintain power and influence,
large governments will often work to keep smaller powers and governments from uniting. In fact, this use of the
principles within the divide and conquer strategy is most common. It is much easier to prevent small powers from
linking forces than to break them apart once they have aligned.
Leaders who use a divide and conquer strategy may encourage
or foster feuds between smaller powers. This kind of political maneuvering requires a great understanding of the
people who are being manipulated. In order to foster feuds, for example, one must understand the political and
social histories of the parties intended to take part in the feuds. - WISEGEEK.COM
"When through a
process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by
the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People
without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among
our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of [crony] capitalismtogovern the world. By dividing the people we
can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of
the common herd."