As Jim over at Gateway Pundit notes, “This is getting a little creepy.” At first I was extremely skeptical, but I clicked through to the blog he links to and the details look convincing. I’ll be keeping that slightly skeptical eye on things, as nothing surprises me these days.

Via Gateway Pundit.

This is getting a little creepy.

According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm.

DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP).

Via Modern Survival Blog:

The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.

Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself.

The new DHS sanctioned ‘Street Sweeper’ (my own slang due to the gun ports) is built by Navistar Defense (, a division within the Navistar organization. Under the Navistar umbrella are several other companies including International Trucks, IC Bus (they make school buses), Monaco RV (recreational vehicles), WorkHorse (they make chassis), MaxxForce (diesel engines), and Navistar Financial (the money arm of the company).

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  1. Shifra says:

    This is making me nervous. What’s next? Is DHS buying 49 million pairs of striped pajamas? barbed wire? cattle cars?

    • Alain41 says:

      Here’s a possibility; signing a memorandum of understanding with the UN to share these resources with UN security personnel here in USA.

      Which brings me to the following joke; What do you call a virus that only attacks Jews? The United Nations.

      • trevy says:

        The Useless Nitwits.

        • Alain41 says:

          Speaking of which, Claudia Rosett reporting on latest from UN:

          “On Wednesday [last week], under the crystal chandeliers of Vienna’s ornate Hofberg Palace, the prime minister of Turkey delivered a speech in which he called Zionism “a crime against humanity” — equating it with fascism, and, for good measure, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. Following his remarks, Erdogan was thanked, and applauded. The occasion was a February 27–28 meeting of an outfit called the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, launched in 2005 by former secretary general Kofi Annan … Until 2009, the U.S. government had steered clear of the Alliance of Civilizations — mindful, perhaps, of its Iranian roots and other troubling ties. But when President Obama took office in 2009, his administration quickly decided to join the Alliance’s “Group of Friends”…”

    • Kitten says:

      This is the ultimate in doomsday prepping. Wake-Up America!

  2. otlset says:

    Their paranoia towards their own citizens impels them to buy these armaments, yet at the same time the idiots are letting loose thousands of illegal immigrants among us because of their phony ‘sequester’ budget cutting scare tactics.

  3. Dave says:

    People get ready there’s a dictatorship a coming. We will be the targets for their little skeet shoot. We will all be domestic terrorists. If you think they do not talk about these things in the whitehouse in private conversations, you’re fooling yourself. They are gearing up to war with American citizens while we watch with bewilderment. I am not a conspirisy theorist, I just see with my own eyes as a combat military veteran.

  4. dennisl59 says:

    So as a ‘little’ reminder, here is our El Presidente’ telling the American People exactly what he was going to do in the future…which is right now…

    posted 3/4 540pm Texas[Ameritopa]Time

    • Maynard says:

      Yes, that’s a weird little clip that ought to cause people to pause and think, because it carries some extremely serious baggage. Even if you want to accept Obama’s intent as benign, you’ve got to acknowledge that the “just as powerful” statement indicates preparation for large-scale warfare in the American heartland. In other words, something no less serious and devastating than the Civil War. (I believe there are restrictions in the Constitution against the army being deployed against Americans, except in cases of actual rebellion. Presumably this civilian force Obama envisions would not be similarly encumbered.)

  5. trevy says:

    Let’s see, rubber tires can still be deflated. Diesel engines don’t last long with their radiators damaged. Molotov cocktails will make them uncomfortably hot…….

  6. mrcannon says:

    Nothing to see here, people–just another stimulus for the struggling heavy weapons industry …

  7. well it will be soon time to learn how do produce and remote detonate IEDs when these damn things start patrolling US cities! Military armament belongs locked within military bases, or on the battlefield, not to a hurricane relief effort, or to serve so called High risk warrants. Our government is sick!! I will never stand for this. The urban assault vehicles are painted Police Rescue!! What a joke. Police have zero use for such things. The damn things are mine resistant!! This is built for urban combat, and is a total waste of money! Shut this program down!!!!

  8. elleb says:

    “I am not a dictator”

  9. Mary says:

    How many times have I read a story like this the past 5 years and pushed it aside, giving the benefit of a doubt.

    I wouldn’t even repeat those stories because I thought it was people being paranoid.

    After all, we live in the best country on Earth…the land of Freedom!!! This will NEVER happen in the United States of America!!!!!

    Problem is, many of those stories that I pushed to the back on my mind, are starting to happen.
    We’ve gone from a little creepy to a lot creepy.

  10. Dave says:

    Oh C’mon.!!! …CAN’T BE~ ! ~ ! ~ !
    I haven’t heard a word about this on the news.

  11. jijib says:

    Don’t worry guys, that’s just Big Sis driving the DHSmobile! She’s making sure our border is super duper extra secure!

  12. Dave says:

    Tell Biden to take it for test ride and tell him its amphibious!

  13. CO2aintpoison says:

    Tammy et al…I’m a few days behind in podcasts; but heard this one today. Then, while catching up on on-line news, I came across this story which lines up with yours and is even more specific and troubling – I THINK this blog is relatively respectable:

    I was questionning myself about posting it here until I read Maynard’s comment above.

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