This post might be confusing. I know I’m confused. DHS is retrofitting armored tanks for domestic use and the CDC thinks mock zombie/alien invasions are a fun way to prepare for a pandemic. That’s right, it’s all true, read on.
The Modern Survival blog reported that DHS is retrofitting 2,717 armored tanks for domestic use. Check out the blog for a description of these vehicles, once used by our armed forces.
The vehicles were already equipped to withstand IED’s but they are so much more now. They have a new rolling chassis which includes “the addition of the DXM™ independent suspension, a MaxxForce® 9.3 engine, and a 570 amp alternator and driveline.” The vehicles were completed last May.
Reportedly, the tanks are being labeled as police/rescue vehicles but they have gun ports. They have reinforced gun ports! What are they going to rescue us from?
I’m surprised we have the money for this with sequester.
DHS has been conducting drills in our cities and towns since Obama took office. They often don’t warn people in advance. We have come to accept it because it is for our safety and because the mainstream media refuses to say much about them.
There was the drill in Houston:
The people in Houston didn’t complain much because it was for our safety. The fire department wasn’t even warned.
The LAPD conducted multi-agency drills in LA from January 22 – 26 of 2012 and didn’t issue the news release until January 23rd. The release states:
The Los Angeles Police Department will be providing support for a joint military training exercise in and around the great Los Angeles area. This will be routine training conducted by military personnel, designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployments, and meet mandatory training certification requirements.
Downtown LA seems like an odd place to train for overseas deployments.
Remember the Black Ops over Miami? The Miami-Herald reported:
Miami-Dade police sent out a warning Monday that multiple police agencies would be providing support for a joint military training exercise somewhere over Miami and elsewhere in the county. The exercise will include the use of military helicopters.
When and where will this happen? Police didn’t say.
The police statement said the training locations and times “were carefully selected to minimize negatively impacting the citizens of the City of Miami/Miami-Dade County and their daily routines.”
But it also acknowledged that there would be some impact on residents.
“This is routine training conducted by military personnel designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployments, and meet mandatory training certification requirement,” the police statement said.
Then there were the drills over Chicago prior to the NATO Summit:
The city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Monday announced that Chicago is the site of a military training exercise this week involving personnel and at least three helicopters.
But the bland press release from City Hall did nothing to prepare folks for the jarring scene that unfolded Monday evening.
“It was frightening,” Jessica Hill said. “I was definitely alarmed.”
At least three Blackhawk helicopters flying at time in close order formation – at other times separating fairly widely – zoomed around office and residential towers for several hours.
“I was pretty amazed,” Felise Liano said, “because they were definitely military.”
There are numerous other examples. There was a time when this would not be acceptable. I understand that it is a more dangerous world but is all this necessary? If President Bush appeared to be preparing for urban warfare, do you think it would have made the mainstream news in a big way?
Then there is the CDC. The CDC in their wisdom has found a “fun new way” to teach emergency preparedness. You are going to love this, really.
They have a new novella, called “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic.” To quote them, it “…demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies.”
What fun, really.
I was so thrilled that I got my zombie badge right away:
I’m not making this up. Someone at the CDC is using your tax money to prepare for a zombie attack – it’s a training tool for a real emergency. They have developed material on how to prepare for the zombie pandemic and how public health matters. To make certain that all the little kiddies are completely terrified, they are on Facebook, Twitter, they have ecards, buttons, a blog, and so on.
It doesn’t end there! No sir! The whole zombie idea is so fantastic to the nuts in our government that they are going to hold a Zombie Apocalypse/Alien Invasion drill [not illegal aliens, space aliens] in Moscow, Idaho on April 27th, from 9 am to 5 pm. It will be a full scale exercise. I don’t want to be a spoiler so definitely go to Terresa Monroe-Hamilton’s article at New Zeal and check it out.
And, no, I’m not making any of this up. The FEMA link to the invasion information no longer works. Perhaps they are rethinking it.
FEMA’s motto, which is one you have heard before, is “better safe than sorry.” They are right! One best be prepared for a zombie/alien invasion because one never knows.
I think the government needs to take their sorry hands out of my pocketbook and stop spending money on zombie drills.
Why am I telling you all this? Because the mainstream media won’t tell you and someone has to.
We have over $16 trillion in debt, we spend over a trillion more than we have each year, and they are preparing for zombies and urban warfare. Maybe they think the people will go bonkers when the economy crashes, in which case, they will be ready for us.