Originally Posted by SS
I'm more concerned about their purchase of state of the art armored vehicles. The shit they bought for DHS with no justifiable reason is better than what they will buy for our Soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan.
I'm with you.
DHS has purchased 2,717 MRAPs (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles.
there something sinister going on here or do they have justification for all this weaponry?
I'm all for DHS being prepared for what they're supposed to be doing, but DHS's stated goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism. Are they really expecting THAT many terrorists to flood into the country?
As stated earlier in this thread, the military in the Iraq war used only 70 million rounds annually compared to much larger order from DHS (five rounds for every living soul in the US).
This isn't only coming from tinfoil-hat sources: