The Schutzstaffel (translates to Protection Squadron or defense corps) was a separate, major paramilitary elite force independent of the intelligence and armed forces in Germany during WWII. I'm sure, at the time, it seemed like a good idea, but hindsight being 20/20, we all know how that turned out.
Fast forward to 2012 and it appears the the U.S. government is making contingency plans to deal with a worst-case, all-out-collapse scenario, or some type of event that they're not telling us about. Although, activities I posted below could potentially be chalked up to standard national security preparedness and contingency planning, there are some disturbing indicators that the U.S. government is preparing for something very specific.
Anyway, consider the following:
Last month, the US House of Representatives passed HR 6566 which is an amendment of the Homeland Security Act that charges the Administrator of FEMA “to provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes.”
The DHS has been amassing an estimated 1.8 billion rounds of hollow point bullets through their agency; as well as the SSA, the NOAA, and the US Forest Service and other federal agencies, including the NEA. Tell me, why do these agencies need all that ammo? Moreover, DHS put in a solicitation for 700 pounds of High Density Ammonium Nitrate and 700 pounds of A-5 Flake RDX, ingredients used for makeshift terrorist bombs, and bullet-resistant checkpoint booths.
At least 70 “Fusion Centers” run by the Department of Homeland Security are scattered across the nation, where data on the behavior of everyone, children in school, workplace gossip, emails, telephone calls, all became fodder for analysis and classification.
Then, there is DHS's new armored police and rescue vehicles. But, don't worry, they only ordered 2,500-3,000 of these MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) trucks for your protection, here in the US of A.
And lets not forget the endless executive orders from both the Bush and Obama administrations on top of the constitution shredding Patriot Act.
It's not as if we don't already have local police, backed up by the National Guard, backed up by the Department of Defense.Why does the DHS need its own army? Why do the SSA, NOAA, NEA, etc. need millions of hollow point bullets?
So is America crossing over from police state status to that of a Nazi-esque State?
To be sure, if the shit should hit the fan, government officials will stop at nothing to gain control. If you're not convinced, just google Occupy [insert institution here] video and see the response to very passive protestors. Now imagine massive civil unrest, millions of Americans taking to the streets because the economic/social/political system has collapsed making essential goods scarce or priced so high, they might as well not exist or some other ghastly event, such as biological terrorism.
The scary part is that it's well known that a private army is necessary to control the unwashed masses over which they force their rule.
The Growth of Homeland Security’s Domestic Intelligence Enterprise
Vigilant Guard 2010 Riot Control, Detention Drills
US Army Military Police training manual for “Civil Disturbance Operations”
Who Does The Government Intend To Shoot?