Reports by bloggers and alternative news sources indicating the build up of a police state in America have been dismissed by mainstream pundits and media as the laughable musings of the paranoid. This is in spite of documentation on video and the observations of ordinary citizens who insist that something very different, and even disconcerting, is happening in our towns and communities across America.
Today, however, word has come via Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit that a Marine colonel who was deployed three times into war zones, commanded an infantry platoon, company, and battalion, and served as senior U.S. adviser to an Iraqi army brigade, has blown the whistle on covert operations by the military and law enforcement agencies across America to militarize the police, including equipping police forces with armored vehicles and military grade weapons.
Former Marine Colonel Peter Martino of New Hampshire, who continues to serve in the Reserve in his retirement, confirmed that there is a build up of a police state in America today, as this brief video shows. You may also access the video in the top left column of this article.
Martino spoke to the City Council of Concord, N.H. to oppose the proposed purchase of a military grade armed vehicle for police. But his remarks were ominous. Martino stated unequivocally that since the Constitution forbids the military from acting as a police force on U.S. soil, the powers that be in Washington are pushing local police forces to adopt the same tactics as the military, along with military grade weapons and vehicles.
"We are building a domestic military," declared Martino, "And I can't believe that people don't see it." Martino further claimed that the U.S. government fears its own people.
In 2008 Barack Obama promised on several occasions during the presidential campaign that he would build a domestic army that would rival if not surpass the power of the U.S. military. Most Americans, apparently, did not take him seriously.
That was a gargantuan mistake.
The domestic army is being formed right before our very eyes among law enforcement agencies. Despite the widespread ignorance of the American public at large concerning these issues, those who gathered for the City Council hearing on the matter in Concord were apparently very aware of what is happening. When Martino finished with his remarks, the audience cheered.
Why, thus, would Homeland Security be arming itself to the hilt with hollow point ammunition, which is designed to kill, along with military grade weapons and vehicles? And why are police departments being "nudged" into adopting military tactics and weaponry?
The only viable explanation is that they plan to use them against American citizens on U.S. soil. And if government officials claim this is not so, then they are lying, just as NSA official James Clapper and other government officials, including Obama, lied when they said the agency is not illegally spying on American citizens.
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