More evidence came in last night (March 3, 2013) that the de facto President is either (a) living in fear of a coup d’état against his administration or (b) planning such a coup against the Constitution itself. The government is either over-reacting, running a psy-op, or planning to lay siege to the American people.
Coup d’état Exhibit F: More on the ammo buys
Here I laid out Exhibits A, B, C, D, and E of evidence for a coup d’état in America:
The Newtown Incident
The gun control push
DHS buying billions of rounds of ammunition
Loose talk about scrapping the Constitution
Fomenting civil unrest
Pay attention to Exhibit C: those ammo rounds. Several readers have written in to suggest that the many Federal law-enforcement agencies would use up that much ammunition within a year in routine proficiency training. And this is how the government explains it. But in this case, the Social Security Inspector General offers no figures to back up his claims. (He said Social Security criminal investigators are shooting up all the hollow-point ammo they ordered in routine training.) And Drew Zahn at WND quotes Mark Levin as saying DHS has bought enough ammo to last twenty-four years:
[E]xperts 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!
Does a soldier or an LEO shoot up ammo faster than that in routine training? According to Business Insider, all the LEO’s in the federal government need only 15 to 20 million rounds a year for their target practice.
Former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) mentioned these ammo buys in passing last week, before “The Sequester” went into effect:
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. 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.
Governor Palin seems to think the government is afraid the people will storm their buildings, like the food rioters in the 1973 film Soylent Green. (Play Clip One below for the Riot Scene, with the infamous Riot Scoops that showed up in the movie poster.)
Exhibit G: Practice on Innocent Looking Targets
Less than two weeks ago, Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars.com made this chilling report. DHS bought practice targets that looked like pregnant women, high school girls, and other such inoffensive people. They say they did this because police departments asked them to. Infowars also reported that DHS paid the company that made those targets $2 million over the years, for various contracts.
Greg Ellifritz, at Active Response Training, tried to rationalize these targets.
On the threat evaluation side, these kind of targets actually work well. They teach the officer to look for the threat, not for the person.
Fine. But under what circumstances would a pregnant woman aim at an LEO? And why does DHS or anyone else feel they must prepare for that sort of threat?
Exhibit H: Armored Vehicles for American Streets
Presenting the latest and greatest police vehicle for the mean streets of America: Navistar Defense’s Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicle. Navistar describes it thus:
The International® MaxxPro is Navistar Defence’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and incorporates the latest design in armoring technology. Extensively tested by the military and used in theater today, the MaxxPro features a V-shaped hull and other design features that greatly improve survivability. With so much protection, it’s the vehicle that every crew wants when they’re out in the field.
MaxxPro MRAP Vehicle, pained in police colors. Source: Modern Survival Blog
This is the sort of truck that mechanized infantry would need in urban warfare. It is similar to this vehicle that the Israel Defense Forces use. But Modern Survival Blog ran with this picture (at right) of a Navistar MaxxPro painted with police legends. (See also Clip Two below.) Question: why did DHS retrofit 2700 of these vehicles for use in American cities? (See also here.) Do sober-minded LEOs really think someone will attack them by mining the roads and shooting at them?
Exhibit I: “I am not a dictator.”
That’s what de facto President Obama actually said last Friday. (Clip Three, Go!) True, he was answering a moronic question from a reporter. She had asked why he couldn’t summon leaders of Congress to a room and then not permit them to leave until they worked out a deal. But when a good-hearted President gets a question like that, he simply says,
That might work in North Korea, or perhaps Iran. Not here.
The answer Obama gave, would make one think he wishes he could do precisely that.
One must also put that answer in context. Why is Obama removing key senior flag officers? Is he afraid that one of them will plot a military coup against him, as Burt Lancaster tries to do to Fredric March in Seven Days in May? (Clip Four, Go!) Or does he want only those officers around him who will shoot American civilians on American soil if he so orders?
And why does Robert Reich suddenlysay the goal of the Tea Party is “to undermine the government of the United States”?
To sum up
If Barack Obama really fears a coup d’état against his government, either military or popular, then he’s a maniac, or a paranoiac, anyway. Or maybe he’s thinking the way dictators in southern Africa think.
More likely, he is running a psy-op on the people. Twenty-four years’ worth of ammunition, and explicitly militarizing the police, are a way to send a message:
Don’t even think about it.
If he is planning an actual takeover, then he might have shown too much of his hand by now. So the psy-op theory is most likely of all.