In the middle of a budget crisis no less. What does DHS want with armored mine-resistant vehicles. I thought Obama said weapons of war had no place on America’s streets?
Homeland Security Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks – What For?
Poor Janet Napolitano. All she wanted was to have the budget cuts halted so that we could be protected from the terrorists, but the Republicans decided to hold America hostage by not agreeing to stop the austerity measures.
Then, she had no choice but to let 10,000 illegal aliens go because DHS couldn’t afford to house them any longer. With the budget cuts, it was so unaffordable to house them that DHS has had to build new detention facilities costing millions of dollars.
And now, Napolitano has had to announce that because of the budget cuts, airports all over the country are now being delayed. Even Los Angeles International and O’Hare International in Chicago. Granted, the Associated Press reported that these big city airports routinely suffer delays, and a quick look at the FAA’s flight delay information shows everything to be normal, but I’m sure it’s different in this “post-sequestration” world. There’s only so much they can do with so little money.
The Department of Homeland Security is so broke that they’ve had to purchase only 2,700 light-armored tanks to add to their collection of 1.6 billion rounds of .40 caliber and 9mm bullets, including hollow-point ammo for sniper rifles. These 15-ton tanks, complete with gun ports on the side, will be used to patrol U.S. streets in order to keep us safe from the terrorists and Osama bin Laden’s ghost. They’d be able to buy more of these I’m sure if it weren’t for the sequester cuts.
You can see the insides and outs of this armored vehicle in the video below.
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