Just What in the World is America up to?

Just what in the world is the US government up to lately? First, there was the NDAA (the feds can indefinitely detain you merely on the suspicion of terrorism). Then there was SOPA/PIPA (the feds want to shut down the internet). By the way, they are bringing this one back in the form of CISPA (which further violates your 4th Amendment rights). Let’s not forget the NDRP (feds can seize any resource – or person – in the name of a “national emergency” – a state we’ve continuously been in since September 11th, 2001). Of course there’s the Enemy Expatriation Act, which will strip US citizens of their citizenship (again, on the suspicion of terrorism, not on the conviction).

Now, we learn that the feds are buying up to 450 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition. From NaturalNews:

Just a few weeks ago, the federal government initiated a contract for acquiring 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. “The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions,” says a press release from the award winner, ammunition manufacturer ATK. (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/atk-secures-40-caliber-ammunition-co…). This ammo is for the Department of Homeland Security as well as ICE.

This raises a couple of interesting questions. First, hollow point ammo is never used in training or target practice. Why? Because it’s entirely too expensive to do so.

Hollow point ammo was designed to shred internal organs, doing more damage with one shot. Below are two pictures. On the left, you have one showing hollow point (left) and full metal jacket (right) .40 caliber rounds. In the image on the right, you have a picture of what a hollow point round looks like after being fired.

We also learn that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased “bullet proof checkpoint booths that include stop and go lights.” Below is a picture of one of them:

Now what in the world do you suppose the Department of Homeland Security, which, by the way, is a domestic agency, would need these booths for? And 450 million rounds of hollow point .40 caliber ammunition? Are we going to set up internal checkpoints, Soviet Union style? (see the image at the top of this article for an example)

Are we going to have to get used to the phrase “Papers please”?

Oh, wait. The TSA has already set up over 9,000 unannounced “security checkpoints” over the last year. That’s right, the same TSA that is supposed to be airport security. They’ve graduated to running checkpoints on the roadways.

And just in case you haven’t seen it, I want to show you this behemoth:

We had a name for these things in Afghanistan: MRAP. It stood for “Mine Resistant Ambush Protected” vehicles. Though more and more groups were using it, initially our EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) team used one. These things were better equipped to survive the detonation of an IED.

What does the Department of Homeland Security, again a domestic agency, need one of these for?

They aren’t fighting in wars overseas.

They are right here in our back yards!

Listen, I don’t want to believe any of this stuff. I want to believe that our government is absolutely benevolent and is only looking out for us. But over the last few years, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is simply not true. If you look at the evidence presented to you, and put the dots together, there’s no way you can’t come to the conclusion that something “funny” is going on.

It seems like the government is preparing for something. There is a group of concerned citizens that are preparing too. They are referred to as “preppers.” Of course, the government considers these individuals potential terrorists.

Oh, did I forget to mention that the US government has recently purchased $400,000 worth of potassium iodide pills? For those of you who don’t know, these are the kind of pills you take to avoid damage to your thyroid in the wake of radioactive fallout. You know, like the Fukushima crisis that the media is not reporting on?

So, just what in the world is America up to? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Aaron Graves

Aaron Graves

Aaron Graves is a veteran and a staunch libertarian, consistently breaking ranks with his Conservative friends on social issues, and with his Liberal friends on economic issues. He is also the guy that wrote the crap that you just read. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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20 comments to Just What in the World is America up to?

  • Mike

    Interesting,however,once “President Romney” get’s sworn in as President in November we can turn back the policies of this current radical Marxist Regime.

    • Are you absolutely certain that a President Romney would not continue on this current course?

      Keep in mind that it is a Republican controlled congress that pushed SOPA, and is now pushing CISPA to censor the internet, and violate individuals’ 4th Amendment rights.

    • Patent 6630507

      I’m sorry Mike, but you’re delusional. Romney, and for that matter any other presidential nominee will just continue the current policies. If you think the problem is democrats or republicans, then you are wrong, it is you that is the problem for thinking such things.

  • Melody

    Sounds like they might be expecting another 911 attack only much worse. Possible nuclear attack? Ground invasion? or maybe someone is being paranoid and over-stepping their authority. Any way you look at it, it does seem excessive for a free nation. It’s got me wondering what they know that we don’t.

    • It’s very excessive for a free nation. It’s very possible that you are correct in the anticipation of another 9/11 style attack, but the rounds and booths seem more likely to keep people out (or in). So there’s either a large scale ground invasion about to take place, or a mass exodus.

      Either way, all of this is disturbing.

  • Joy Ripple

    I heard that in October Obama will attempt to create a false-flag scenario. It could include a nuclear bomb in Texas.

    Martial Law would then be announced by him and the November elections would be cancelled until further notice.

    A person in Russia who has been extremely accurate in his predictions has predicted that Obama would be the last President of the USA and the first dictator.

    What do you think of this?

    • I think that’s a very interesting scenario Joy. I’ve long considered the possibility that a general election will not take place in November due to martial law being declared. Personally, I see the likelihood of that at about 50-60% presently (in other words, I’m not convinced there is a concerted effort to do this, though I do feel the option is on the table).

      As far as the nuclear bomb in Texas, that would be an interesting scenario, although personally if there were to be an “attack” like this, I believe it would be a radiological “dirty bomb” and would take place in one of these 4 cities (in order of likelihood):

      1. New York
      2. Washington, DC
      3. Los Angeles
      4. Chicago

      Could you provide a link to the prediction by the Russian that Obama will be the last US President? I would greatly appreciate having that.

      • Ishkawa Goemon

        I would assume that it would be in DC. Then he could look like he wasn’t at fault for the whole thing. Then again, out of those 4 cities listed, LA has the largest population. It would have the greatest effect on the populace of the US. Its hard to really tell.

        On another note, are you familiar with the FEMA camps all around the states? If you know about this, it makes this article much more clear.

  • Anonymous

    I think we all know what this means. by the end of the year we will live in a police state and anyone who objects will be stripped of their rights, made a terrorist on the news, and then A) placed in a FEMA camp to be tortured or B) murdered in front of ppl/on live television/or in secret at a mass grave site (and it is said there is one outside of Fort Gordon for half a million bodies. this was told me by a neighbor who was stationed at Gordon not less than a few months ago.)

    One thing I know is our government is owned, operated, and maintained by the corporations of Amerika. They will not give up their control and they will not go down without hiring someone else to kill, murder, rape, plunder, and every atrocious thing you can imagine that has happened or is happening in the Middle East/Northern Africa.

    The question I pose now is this. Will you idly sit by and watch, as it will be depicted on the mainstream news, since the Internet is going to be exactly like that of China, no real news will reach the masses. or will you do as the Declaration of Independence has said is in the power of the people. Also, our rights have been violated and a plutocratic leadership is already showing it has all the cards and will destroy everything that stands before it. So will you fight or will you fall in line? Either way…

    I will live free or I will die fighting for my freedoms that our forefathers put forth for all free and equal citizens of these great states.

    • “It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” –Patrick Henry

  • michael

    Yeah, this is all ++ungood.

    Looks like Uncle Sugar is getting ready for a real-world Rex 84 scenario, so my money is on us attacking Mexico (thus cutting off our only viable escape route) and then imposing martial law.

    Interesting times…

  • JA

    I’m not sure where you got your information about not using hollow point rounds during training, but agents with the U.S. Border Patrol *only* use hollow point rounds — for everything. That includes training and quarterly qualifications. The vast majority of those rounds purchased will go towards the over 40,000 Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers that are part of DHS. They needed to purchase a batch of ammo, and it was time for a new contract. I fail to see the conspiracy. As far as the MRAP, well I suspect that it was ICE’s SRT going for the best thing they can find for their team. ICE’s SRT and the Border Patrol’s BORTAC team have vehicles like this to deal with threats along the border which have lately started to include IEDs on the Mexican side of the line. And the TSA stuff… well I’m not a fan of those VIPR teams for obvious reasons.

    • As far as the JHP rounds being used for training as well, I could find no information indicating that, nor could I get an answer from ICE/USBP. I was able to determine from another LEA that they used FMJ for training and JHP for duty. Thank you for that information (may I ask your source for confirmation?)

      As far as the MRAP, that’s a plausible explanation, though you said on the “Mexican side” of the line. While I understand that it could “spill over” (I lived in southern Arizona for 5 1/2 years, I’ve seen it), they shouldn’t be on the Mexican side, right?

      I’m not a fan of the TSA in general, and certainly not the VIPR teams. There’s a fine line to dance between individual liberty and security, but the onus should always be on liberty and rights.

      • JA

        Well, it’s possible that your source might be a little confused. I know they’re hollow points because I’m in the USBP and that is all BPAs are ever issued. I guess I could have been a little clearer about the Mexican side of the line. The IEDs are there and it’s possible that this is part of their preparation in case they end up on this side.

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