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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Somebody is arming for war.

I've seen this item floating around the blogosphere for a few days now, as the writer of the article says, "Something smells rotten."

Here's the story, courtesy of The Daily Caller:

Who Does The Government Intend To Shoot?

By Major General Jerry Curry, USA (Ret.)
The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S. No one has yet said what the purpose of these purchases is, though we are led to believe that they will be used only in an emergency to counteract and control civil unrest. Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens.

What would be the target of these 174, 000 rounds of hollow point bullets? It can’t simply be to control demonstrators or rioters. Hollow point bullets are so lethal that the Geneva Convention does not allow their use on the battle field in time of war. Hollow point bullets don’t just stop or hurt people, they penetrate the body, spread out, fragment and cause maximum damage to the body’s organs. Death often follows.

Potentially each hollow nose bullet represents a dead American. If so, why would the U.S. government want the SSA to kill 174,000 of our citizens, even during a time of civil unrest? Or is the purpose to kill 174,000 of the nation’s military and replace them with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) special security forces, forces loyal to the Administration, not to the Constitution?

All my life I’ve handled firearms. When a young boy growing up on my father’s farm in Pennsylvania Dad’s first rule of firearms training was, “Never point a gun at someone, in fun or otherwise, unless you intend to shoot them. If you shoot someone, shoot to kill.” I’ve never forgotten his admonition. It stayed with me through my Boy Scout training, when I enlisted in the army as a Private to fight in the Korea
War, during my days as a Ranger and Paratrooper and throughout my thirty-four year military career.
If this were only a one time order of ammunition, it could easily be dismissed. But there is a pattern here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has ordered 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition. Notice that all of these purchases are for the lethal hollow nose bullets.

These bullets are not being purchased and stored for squirrel or coyote hunting. This is serious ammunition manufactured to be used for serious purposes.

In the war in Iraq, our military forces expended approximately 70 million rounds per year. In March DHS ordered 750 million rounds of hollow point ammunition. It then turned around and ordered an additional 750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets including some that are capable of penetrating walls. This is enough ammunition to empty five rounds into the body of every living American citizen. Is this something we and the Congress should be concerned about? What’s the plan that requires so many dead Americans, even during times of civil unrest? Has Congress and the Administration vetted the plan in public.

I fear that Congress won’t take these ammunition purchases seriously until they are all led from Capitol Hill in handcuffs. Why buy all this ammunition unless you plan to use it. Unknown to Congress, Does DHS plan to declare war on some country? Shouldn’t Congress hold hearings on why the Administration is stockpiling this ammunition all across the nation? How will it be used; what are the Administration’s plans?

Obama is a deadly serious, persistent man. Once he focuses on an object, he pursues it to the end. What is his focus here? All of these rounds of ammunition can only be used to kill American citizens, though there is enough ammunition being ordered to kill, in addition to every American citizen, also every Iranian, Syrian or Mexican. There is simply too much of it. And this much ammunition can’t be just for training, there aren’t that many weapons and “shooters” in the U.S. to fire it. Perhaps it is to be used to arm illegal immigrants?

We have enough military forces to maintain law and order in the U.S. even during times of civil unrest.

We have local police, backed up by each state’s National Guard, backed up by the Department of Defense. So in addition to all these forces why does DHS need its own private army? Why do the SSA, NOAA and other government agencies need to create their own civilian security forces armed with hollow nose bullets?

Were I the JCS, and if I wasn’t already fully briefed on this matter, I’d stop the purchase of hollow point bullets, ask the secretary of Defense why all this ammunition is being purchased and spread around the country? If I got answers like the ones Congress got during the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious – I’d start tracking all ammunition deliveries nationwide to find out what organizations and units are using them, for what purpose and, if it is not constitutional, prepare to counteract whatever it is that they are doing.

This is a deadly serious business. I hope I’m wrong, but something smells rotten. And If the Congress isn’t going to do its duty and investigate this matter fully, the military will have to protect the Constitution, the nation, and our citizens

(End of story, my comments follow.)

Okay, I'm retired military. I was a submarine mechanic. So any knowledge I have of firearms is nothing special, just the stuff easily found in most modern literature. I qualified as a marksman with a .45 caliber pistol but all that proves is any man with spare time and a good eye can earn that award. Trust me, it wasn't difficult at all.

Yet I DO know that target shooting is normally done with inexpensive ammunition, not high priced items such as mentioned in the article. It's a question of cost effectiveness, one I myself follow with practice at the range. So much for "training" as mentioned in the article.

So just WTF is going on?

I read this article, I also read how the fools at TSA are now stopping truckers and other traffic in states like Tennessee, I read of the increased use of drones by LEO's in our own nation. I hear of how the DHS has classified many groups espousing traditional values as the breeding grounds for "right wing terrorists". Yeah, we've seen a lot of those now haven't we?

Some time ago I asked a Baptist missionary who'd spent time in Venezuela if what we have here reminded her of the buildup to the Chavez regime. She said what she saw was rather unsettling (my words, not hers).

My paranoid brain is painting pictures and they're not pretty ones.

I'll feel better once January 21st of 2013 dawns, even if Obama wins the election we'll have a more clear idea of where we're going.


Patrick Button said...

I'm generally unsympathetic to conspiracy theories, but these mass ammo purchases seem pretty sinister.

Subvet said...

Patrick, I agree with you about conspiracy theories. Most of them won't hold water due to the tendency of people liking to play the "I know something you don't know" game. It requires proof, so there goes any secrecy.

But something is really puzzling about these purchases.

ABNPOPPA said...


Have emailed you regarding this posting. It makes me very nervous and curious.

Pops@ Conservative Outrage,the blog

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

SV, I don't know if you are aware of this, but SSA offices have armed guards. Why? Are they expecting retired people to riot at them?

Subvet said...

Steve, I didn't know that. But even if they COULD justify the armed guards (gotta look out for those 80 year old grannies), what is the thinking behind purchasing the high quality ammo? Hollow points for security guards? Something doesn't jibe here.

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

SV, the only reason that would make sense to me is that they expect SS to cut benefits or go bankrupt, and they are afraid of angry mobs showing up at their offices, especially in the inner cities. I sincerely hope my guess is wrong.

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