I'm not one to get on board with the conspiracy theory wackos that patrol the Internet. However, months ago those types of guys including Alex Jones, Michael Savage, etc started reporting this story and I barely took notice. The story came out that the United States Department of Homeland Security had begun stockpiling bullets. Not just a few bullets either, but enough ammo to fight a war inside the United States for over twenty years (1.6 BILLION rounds of ammunition). I mention fighting a civil war because the type of ammo being purchased by the DHS includes mainly hollow point bullets, which apparently are illegal for international warfare (Who knew? Thanks Forbes!). They've also got an order to load up on millions of sniper rifle rounds, which can only be used to pick people off at long distances.
Like I said, I cast this story aside thinking that there must have been a reason — until I saw that Forbes had picked up the story today, and had thrown their reputation behind getting the word out about this. Apparently it's not just ammo, but also armored personnel carriers. That's right folks, the United States is now shipping home hundreds of armored personnel carriers from our overseas wars, which come complete with anti-IED and mine capabilities. Why would APC's need to patrol American streets encountering IED's, you might ask?
I was asking myself the same question. The whole thing wreaks of some sort of "Red Dawn" scenario, where Americans are in full revolt against their own government (The original movie was actually about resisting an invasion by the Communists, but many are now looking to this movie as something that could really happen if Americans end up at odds with their own government at some point.) — Last I checked, however, there is no pending thread from any revolutionary group inside the United States, and even the most loyal right wingers are not advocating taking up arms against the Feds. Pardon the expression, but this just seems like overkill by our Department of Homeland Security (waka waka waka).