Thursday, March 13, 2014

More Dots To Connect

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a conspiracy buff. I tend to agree with Napoleon on that topic: "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."

I firmly believe that obama is the most incompetent president in the history of this country. I also believe his heart is filled to overflowing with malice towards the traditional American values that many of us still bitterly cling to. So when I read a story like the following it makes me wonder what's behind it - malice, incompetence, or both.
Barack Obama has been a staunch supporter of defined benefit pensions for government employees, but his administration is now working on a plan to convert at least part of military retiree pensions from defined benefit payments to 401(k)-style defined contribution accounts. The obvious difference is that most public employees are unionized, but the military is not because their code of honor has no room for strikes and collective is despicable to treat American military retirees worse than other public employees.
Why is obama doing this? The obvious answer is "because he can." But it goes deeper than that.
...on July 2, 2008 (Obama)... said: "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
That's a very frightening statement for the President of the United States to make. It almost sounds like he wants to create his own personal palace guard. Here's more.
President Obama kept his commitment by lobbying for the funds to expand the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to 240,000 members, while shrinking the military. The major difference at DHS versus the military is that Obama’s strong and powerful civilian national security force has been organized by the American Federation of Government Employees. Unlike the military, there is no recommendation to force DHS employees into 401(k) retirement accounts, limit compensation, pay higher health-care fees or cut housing allowances because they are unionized.
Two things: one, obama is obviously taking care of his buddies in the unions. While that may be troubling, it's 'just' politics as usual. The second point is the truly disturbing one. obama seeks to build up a civilian, unionized paramilitary force loyal to him and free of all those bothersome notions of duty, honor, and country.

Sound farfatched? Remember the massive DHS purchase of ammo? And its acquisition of MRAPs?
...the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. As reported elsewhere, some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.
Add to this perplexing outré purchase of ammo, DHS now is showing off its acquisition of heavily armored personnel carriers...
Sounds like the feds have a different idea about what 'homeland security' means than I do...

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