(NaturalNews) In yet another stunning victory for the alternative media (InfoWars, Drudge Report, Natural News, WND, etc.), the story of the U.S. government stockpiling huge quantities of ammunition (1.6 billion rounds and counting) has finally broken through media censorship and gone mainstream.
Forbes.com contributor Ralph Benko recently wrote a piece calling for a "national conversation"
on why the U.S. federal government would need to stockpile enough ammunition to wage a 20-year domestic war
against the American people.
Remember, until this piece was published, the entire leftist media (NPR, MSNBC, CNN and countless leftist websites) all pretended these 1.6 billion bullets were imaginary
and didn't exist. It was all a grand "conspiracy theory," we were told, and anyone who reported the truth on the government's ammo purchases was labeled a fringe lunatic.
As it turned out, the leftist media was delusional, because the numbers don't lie: The Department of Homeland Security really has purchased over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition
, thousands of full-auto assault rifles
, and thousands of armored assault vehicles
-- all for use inside the United States
, on the streets of America.
Why is the federal government arming up domestically?
The hardware build-up has been called a "domestic arms race," and it's starting to make even mainstream media journalists nervous. Benko writes that the 1.6 billion rounds of ammo being purchased by DHS represents "...a stockpile that would last DHS over a century. To claim that it's to "get a low price" for a ridiculously wasteful amount is an argument that could only fool a career civil servant."
He also points out that this huge arms race
of weapons, ammo and armored vehicles by the federal government is taking place right in the middle of the claimed "sequester" which the government claims has sharply curtailed its ability to spend money. So while Janet Napolitano threatens to release criminals onto the streets of America, behind the scenes the government is actually building up an ammo stockpile so huge that it could wage a 20-year war
against the American people.
World Net Daily has also covered the story
, saying, "the federal government's extraordinary buildup of ammunition looks even more ominous than critics already have portrayed it."
In 1997, WND exposed the fact that 60,000 federal agents were enforcing more than 3,000 criminal laws
. In 1999, Joseph Farah warned there were more than 80,000 armed federal law enforcement agents
, constituting "the virtual standing army over which the founding fathers had nightmares." Today, that number has nearly doubled.
In 2008, WND reported on proposed rules to expand the military's use inside U.S. borders
to prevent "environmental damage" or respond to "special events" and to establish policies for "military support for civilian law enforcement."
It's time that government-worshipping leftists stopped behaving as if they were delusional children in a make-believe fairy land and started facing reality. It's time we all asked the question loudly and repeatedly: Why is the federal government arming up against the American people?
Who gave the order and what is the purpose of it all?
And at what point do Alex Jones, Sarah Palin, Joseph Farah and others get their long-deserved apology
for accurately and courageously warning the public about all this, even in the face of being labeled lunatics for telling the truth?
Finally, what has become of journalism in America when people who ask real questions are attacked and marginalized while those who parrot government lies are looked upon as "authoritative" sources?
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