Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) purchased some ammunition. How much? Enough firepower to sustain an Iraq sized war for twenty years. Again, this is the DHS we are talking about not the Army, Navy Air Force or Marines. And Ellen Brown of the Web of Debt blog writes that the DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest.
The question is, why?
Brown reminds us that in September 2008 US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson reportedly warned that the US government might have to resort to martial law if Wall Street were not bailed out from the credit collapse. And since the bankers have only been embolden by a lack of indictments and regulations and know that they are in effect too big to fail and playing a heads we win tails you loose upwards re-distribution of wealth game- the question of the next financial collapse is not an if but a when. Another date to circle on your calendar is October 17, the deadline for Congress to agree on a Federal Budget or defaulting on our governments loans. Of this significant date, Brown writes it may only be a coincidence, but two large-scale drills are scheduled to take place the same day, the “Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill” and the “Quantum Dawn 2 Cyber Attack Bank Drill.” According to a Bloomberg news clip on the bank drill, the attacks being prepared for are from hackers, state-sponsored espionage, and organized crime (financial fraud). One interviewee stated, “You might experience that your online banking is down . . . . You might experience that you can’t log in.” It sounds like a dress rehearsal for the Great American Bail-in.
Which brings us back to all of those bullets DHS has purchased.
While we operate with too big to fail institutions, a referendum in Switzerland will ask voters if people themselves are too big to fail. With public outcry over the growing wealth divide driving a grassroots effort that resulted in a ballot measure, Swiss voters will decide whether every citizen gets a guaranteed 2500 Swiss francs which translates to about $2800 a month. Guaranteed. A separate voting initiative that would limit executive pay to no more than 12 times the lowest paid worker in that company is also being considered.
Human need before corporate greed.
If those measure pass, I imagine the government could pay for them with all of the money they would save in bullets not purchased as a safety net when the people take to the streets.