President Obama presides over a growing State of Fear

Alan Caruba, writing in the Canada Free Press, made a list of thing he notices Americans fear from Obama. The list includes these:

  • President Obama demonstrates contempt for the Constitution, the Congress and the courts.
  • Growing malaise and poverty has created a sense of foreboding in Americans.
  • Detroit is bankrupt—many worry, “Is my city next?”
  • Obama’s government has demanded Internet companies turn over customer’s stored passwords.
  • The NSA is building a huge new Utah complex to store information on all of us.
  • The National Defense Authorization Act permits the government to arrest and detain any American without recourse to an attorney or the courts.
  • The Department of Justice seizes journalist’s phone records and, in at least one case, investigates a journalist as a potential spy.
  • With huge Department of Homeland Security purchases of military equipment and firepower, what kind of uprising does DHS anticipate—and why?
  • Fast and Furious gunrunning and the murders it is causing.
  • The stonewalling and cover-up from the IRS after targeting, abuse, and intimidation of Americans became public.
  • The government takeover of on sixth of the American economy IS UNDERWAY through implementing the PPACA—Obamacare.
  • Benghazi: unprecedented, appalling and frightening.
  • Millions of Americans are not working at all or only part time but the President changes the subject.
  • Americans have real cause to fear the President and the prospect of living in a surveillance state where everything they communicate and everyone with whom they communicate can be identified.
  • Signs indicate the press toward tyranny will continue.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Plans for War

Let’s focus on one bullet from Mr. Caruba’s piece: The military buildup within the Department of Homeland Security. Remember when President Obama and Secretary Napolitano took office, they and others in the new Administration began to swiftly separate Islam from terrorism. The DHS found new terrorist suspects—“Rightwing Extremists” 77 days after taking office. The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis provided all levels of government (including tribal) this 9 page assessment prepared by the “Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division, Coordinated with the FBI.”

Right Wing Assessment

Well there you have it. Rightwing extremists have been identified as the threat to Obama’s coming “fundamentally transformed” America. Not Islamic Jihadists. Not international and domestic drug dealers. Not North Korea. Not China, Not Iran, Not Russia. No, no the terrorist suspects to focus on are American Conservatives. “The information is provided to federal, state, local, and tribal counterterrorism and law enforcement officials so they may effectively deter, prevent, preempt, or respond to terrorist attacks against the United States,” The Assessment declares. Even though Secretary Napolitano said she withdrew the Assessment, the DHS leads a U.S. Government plan for military action.

Not including purchases of the Department of Defense, the Federal Government has ordered at least 2.1 billion rounds of high caliber ammunition since President Obama took office. Homeland Security accounts for more than 1.6 billion rounds. DHS has also ordered thousands of what Senator Dianne Feinstein calls assault weapons and hundreds of military vehicles.

How much ammunition is that—really? For perspective, at the height of the Iraq war, the military went through 5.5 million rounds a month. That means DHS is ready for an Iraq size war lasting more than 380 months. They actually seem more prepared for a USA size 4 year war. Keep in mind these calculations do not account for possible resupply from time to time extending the duration of a USA size war.

Update: Reader Mike Gay found my math in error. The mistake is pitiful, that total stockpile of ammunition is 380 months or 31 years and a U.S. size war a mere 4 years. Also it seems DHS considers the homeland most of North America and Greenland.

You might wonder what part of the world the United States Department of Homeland Security expects to hold its war. You may ask, “Who does the U.S. Department of Homeland Security—the Obama Government—perceive its enemy to be?”

DHS Armed Booth

Make your own guess. I’ll just point out that the purchases include “bullet resistant checkpoint booths.” Do not overlook the DHS is the government home of the TSA. Oh, I’m sorry, that is Transportation Security Administration. You have encountered the TSA if you have flown in the past 142 months. But, “We are not the Airport Security Administration,” declared Ray Dineen, the air marshal in charge of a TSA office. [Emphasis mine]

The TSA has taken ground travel seriously. It turns out the TSA has a secret counter-terrorism team that shows up in transportation centers going back at least to 2011. The secret team ran more than 9,000 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in 2011 with expansion for last year. They have also showed up at highway and street intersections. Knowing those “rightwing extremists” as they do, it is natural to have an expanding supply of bullet-resistant checkpoint booths.

On the other hand it is possible the DHS 50 year war plan is not for the good old USA and our “rightwing extremists.” Perhaps the 50 year war plan is for some other country—with “rightwing extremists.”

Private Citizens are arming at a record pace. According to the far left group Think Progress, American’s privately own 270 million firearms. Many buy guns for personal protection against the fear of crime. Others fear new strict gun control legislation. Americans continue to find ammunition scarce.

Clearly many now fear their own government. We know liberals generally don’t like to have guns around. I am just asking. What if “rightwing extremists” own two out of three—or 180 million—of privately owned firearms? What if the average ‘rightwing extremist” has 100 rounds of ammunition for each firearm? They’d collectively have 18 billion rounds of ammunition.

Are you are one of those firearm and ammo owning “rightwing extremists?” Or do you know one of those firearm and ammo owning “rightwing extremists?” What do you think? Is the Obama Regime motivated to have access to your phone calls, your emails, your passwords, your bank and credit card records, your medical records, your Internet searches, your TV viewing habits or your radio listening habits? Do you think they want to be able to learn where you have been and where you are going?

With just this one example of Mr. Caruba’s concerns, it is clear why President Obama presides over a growing State of Fear.

About Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson: a mature Christian who understands the sweep of history, the unique role of America and these times clearly and precisely.
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  1. Mike Gay says:


    While I agree with much of what you are saying, I must strongly disagree with you on the issue of ammunition purchased by DHS since BHO took office. As a staunch conservative gun owner with a permit, I take our 2nd amendment rights seriously and was also taken in by the rumors of DHS buying 1.6 billion rounds.

    However, I decided to look into it in detail and, over the past 6 months, I’ve come to the conclusion that these numbers are greatly exaggerated. I have a database of DHS ammo solicitations dating back to 2004, and I must say that my numbers are much lower than the ones you cite.

    As a fellow Christian, I know you mean well, but I am currently of the opinion that you have been misinformed. Perhaps you can enlighten me as to the underlying information you have. Perhaps my information is incomplete. If so, I would like to be informed.

    You said, “… the Federal Government has ordered at least 2.1 billion rounds of high caliber ammunition since President Obama took office. Homeland Security accounts for more than 1.6 billion rounds.”

    Here are my questions on this statement:
    1. The difference in s 2.1 billion and 1.6 billion is 500 million rounds. What agencies made those purchases?
    2. How many rounds were purchased by each of those agencies?
    3. What are the solicitation numbers that substantiate your numbers?

    Next, you said:
    “How much ammunition is that—really? For perspective, at the height of the Iraq war, the military went through 5.5 million rounds a month. That means DHS is ready for an Iraq size war lasting more than 380 years.”

    First, let me address your math. Even if you used the 2.1 billion number (all Feds, not just DHS), that number divided by 5.5 million is 381.8 months, not years. I suggest you check your math on that.
    Next, your statement of DHS buying 1.6 billion rounds is much better than the common quotes of 1.6 billion in the last year. Since he’s been in the office for 4.5 years now, that works out to 355 million per year. The numbers I have show that DHS purchased a total of 360,157,079 rounds in Fiscal years 201, 2011, and 2012.

    Furthermore, the 5.5 million number concerning military usage usually refers to 2005, the height of the recent conflicts. While this number had been bandied about by many, it severely understates the amounts used by the military that year. on page 9, Table 2 of GAO report d-05687, you will see that the US military used 1.79 Billion rounds of small caliber ammo in 2005, I have additional information that shows that the Army alone used over 1.2 Billion rounds in 2008.

    So, the 103 million rounds purchased by DHS in FY 2012 would last the military for about a month. For what it’s worth, the DHS has purchased 43 million rounds in the first 6 months of fiscal 2013.

    While I am currently convinced of the accuracy of my statements above, I will gladly be open to any legitimate information you can provide that will support your statements. I am not a supporter of our current president and his administration. However, I feel we should be concerned about the real issues and scandals on his agenda: Bigger government, abortion on demand, Benghazi, higher taxes, more useless gun laws, IRS, NSA, etc.

    I am simply interested in the truth on this issue. For now, I will assume that is your goal as well. If you want to provide your email, I will contact you and provide more information privately, or we can continue the discussion here. Thanks!

  2. Mike Gay says:

    Before I send you an email, I’m wondering if you have a response to my comments. mg

    • Yes. I am going to correct my math in an update crediting you and your comment. Thanks, Rdj

      • Mike Gay says:

        Thank you for the response. Do you have answers to these questions? mg

        Here are my questions on this statement:
        1. The difference in s 2.1 billion and 1.6 billion is 500 million rounds. What agencies made those purchases?
        2. How many rounds were purchased by each of those agencies?
        3. What are the solicitation numbers that substantiate your numbers?

      • Mike, I did my research months ago. It takes awhile. (If I recall correctly, I probably found DHS orders through Alex Jones. There lots of Agencies. Social Security Administration 180,000 rounds for example.Your research will take you awhile. I recommend you Google this term: DHS, other agencies buy ammunition You’ll get many news and commentary stories with links to get you started,

      • Mike Gay says:

        Richard, thank you for being honest about your source. I’m not surprised, since Alex Jones and Infowars have been the primary source of misinformation on this issue. They have greatly exaggerated DHS purchases and created much misinformation about this issue. Frankly, while I was taken in by his charade initially, I now consider him to be a charlatan, and I trust him about as much as I trust BHO. Sorry, but that’s how I feel.

        So that I do not make that statement without evidence, I’ll give you a prime example:
        Go to the Infowars article below, and you’ll see that they clearly say that DHS purchased 750 million rounds on Solicitation Number: HSFLGL-12-B-00003.

        Then, look in paragraph 3 and click on the link for “the PDF file.” Apparently, the Infowars folks did not take the time to add up all the rounds on the solicitation. I’ve added it several times, and so has my assistant. We got about 63 million rounds, or, 687 million rounds less than the Infowars numbers.

        Try it and see for yourself. Maybe they think their readers will just trust infowars and won’t take the time to think for themselves and add it up. This “order” is an integral part of the 1.6 billion number, and you cannot get to that number without the 750 million. Ifelt pretty stupid the night I added it up!

        Even more important is the fact that this solicitation, Solicitation Number: HSFLGL-12-B-00003 has NEVER been awarded a contract. None of it has been purchased at all! I can give you other examples of the prevarications of Infowars: over-estimating solicitations and counting pre solicitations (not orders) and solicitations that were never awarded contracts. Suffice to say that DHS has only awarded contracts for about 670 million since January 2011, and much of that is yet to be ordered since it’s on 5-year contracts.

        DHS is purchasing about 100-120 million rounds per year and currently has about 250 million rounds on hand, roughly a 2 yr supply. Infowars is blaming our ammo shortage on DHS purchases. That’s simply not true. I’m a member of National Shooting Sports Foundation, and I’ve researched a lot of stuff on this. DHS purchases about 1% of the 10 billion rounds of ammo made in the US each year. You cannot start a shortage by purchasing 1% of a product; that’s simple economics! Us gun owners buy at least 8 BILLION rounds! It will be much more this year, around 10-12 Billion.

        I’ve researched the annual reports of Federal and Winchester/Olin and I can tell you from those reports that the shortage is due to an explosion of orders from consumers since the re-election of BHO and the Sandy Hook tragedy. BHO IS responsible for the shortage, but its due to his policies regarding new gun laws, not DHS purchases.

        Try adding up the numbers and let me know it you get anywhere near 750 million. It doesn’t matter, since there’s no contract and NOT ONE ROUND has been purchased on this particular solicitation.


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