West Coast “Being Fried” By Fallout from Fukushima: Introduction to Activistpost.com

I am always on the look out for new sources for good credible alternative news reporting. Today I am introducing my readers to the excellent work being done  by Activistpost.com. Below is a re-post of one of their most important recent articles concerning the dire topic of toxic levels of radioactive fallout from Fukushima now reaching the United States west coast. Be sure to stop by and give the site a good read.

See http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/28-signs-that-west-coast-is-being.html

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima


By Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Update: New article addressing some of the critics who say that this information is “alarmist.”
Something Is Killing Life All Over The Pacific Ocean – Could It Be Fukushima?

The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.


Ultimately, all of this nuclear radiation will outlive all of us by a very wide margin. They are saying that it could take up to 40 years to clean up the Fukushima disaster, and meanwhile countless innocent people will develop cancer and other health problems as a result of exposure to high levels of nuclear radiation. We are talking about a nuclear disaster that is absolutely unprecedented, and it is constantly getting worse. The following are 28 signs that the west coast of North America is being absolutely fried with nuclear radiation from Fukushima…

1. Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores

Wildlife experts are studying whether fur loss and open sores detected in nine polar bears in recent weeks is widespread and related to similar incidents among seals and walruses.

The bears were among 33 spotted near Barrow, Alaska, during routine survey work along the Arctic coastline. Tests showed they had “alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement.


2. There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline…

At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die.   It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.”

3. Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low.  Many are blaming Fukushima.

4. Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

5. A vast field of radioactive debris from Fukushima that is approximately the size of California has crossed the Pacific Ocean and is starting to collide with the west coast.

6. It is being projected that the radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could double over the next five to six years.

7. Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

8. One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

9. Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…

• 73 percent of mackerel tested
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

10. Canadian authorities are finding extremely high levels of nuclear radiation in certain fish samples…

Some fish samples tested to date have had very high levels of radiation: one sea bass sample collected in July, for example, had 1,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium.

11. Some experts believe that we could see very high levels of cancer along the west coast just from people eating contaminated fish

“Look at what’s going on now: They’re dumping huge amounts of radioactivity into the ocean — no one expected that in 2011,” Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California-Santa Cruz, told Global Security Newswire. “We could have large numbers of cancer from ingestion of fish.”

12. BBC News recently reported that radiation levels around Fukushima are “18 times higher” than previously believed.

13. An EU-funded study concluded that Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the atmosphere.

14. Atmospheric radiation from Fukushima reached the west coast of the United States within a few days back in 2011.

15. At this point, 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

16. A senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute says that “30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

17. According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.

18. According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.

19. It has been estimated that up to 100 times as much nuclear radiation has been released into the ocean from Fukushima than was released during the entire Chernobyl disaster.

20. One recent study concluded that a very large plume of cesium-137 from the Fukushima disaster will start flowing into U.S. coastal waters early next year

Ocean simulations showed that the plume of radioactive cesium-137 released by the Fukushima disaster in 2011 could begin flowing into U.S. coastal waters starting in early 2014 and peak in 2016.

21. It is being projected that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.

22. It is being projected that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.

23. The immense amounts of nuclear radiation getting into the water in the Pacific Ocean has caused environmental activist Joe Martino to issue the following warning

Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over.

24. The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly coming from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living the the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.  Just consider what Harvey Wasserman had to say about this…

Iodine-131, for example, can be ingested into the thyroid, where it emits beta particles (electrons) that damage tissue. A plague of damaged thyroids has already been reported among as many as 40 percent of the children in the Fukushima area. That percentage can only go higher. In developing youngsters, it can stunt both physical and mental growth. Among adults it causes a very wide range of ancillary ailments, including cancer.

Strontium-90’s half-life is around 29 years. It mimics calcium and goes to our bones.

25. According to a recent Planet Infowars report, the California coastline is being transformed into “a dead zone”…

The California coastline is becoming like a dead zone.

If you haven’t been to a California beach lately, you probably don’t know that the rocks are unnaturally CLEAN – there’s hardly any kelp, barnacles, sea urchins, etc. anymore and the tide pools are similarly eerily devoid of crabs, snails and other scurrying signs of life… and especially as compared to 10 – 15 years ago when one was wise to wear tennis shoes on a trip to the beach in order to avoid cutting one’s feet on all the STUFF of life – broken shells, bones, glass, driftwood, etc.

There are also days when I am hard-pressed to find even a half dozen seagulls and/or terns on the county beach.

You can still find a few gulls trolling the picnic areas and some of the restaurants (with outdoor seating areas) for food, of course, but, when I think back to 10 – 15 years ago, the skies and ALL the beaches were literally filled with seagulls and the haunting sound of their cries both day and night…

NOW it’s unnaturally quiet.

26. A study conducted last year came to the conclusion that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster could negatively affect human life along the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska “for decades”.

27. According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.

28. Yale Professor Charles Perrow is warning that if the cleanup of Fukushima is not handled with 100% precision that humanity could be threatened “for thousands of years“…

Conditions in the unit 4 pool, 100 feet from the ground, are perilous, and if any two of the rods touch it could cause a nuclear reaction that would be uncontrollable. The radiation emitted from all these rods, if they are not continually cool and kept separate, would require the evacuation of surrounding areas including Tokyo. Because of the radiation at the site the 6,375 rods in the common storage pool could not be continuously cooled; they would fission and all of humanity will be threatened, for thousands of years.

Are you starting to understand why so many people are so deeply concerned about what is going on at Fukushima?

For much more on all of this, please check out the video posted below

See also the ChristianTruth channel on YouTube.

General Electric Built Fukushima Daiichi Plant One, Source of All Fukushima Problems

Arnie Gundersen is one of the most respected experts on nuclear energy, and is the founder of the information website http://fairewinds.org. In a recent video report for his readers Gundersen dropped a bomb of information which needs to be shared. It was not Tepco [ a Japanese corporation ] which built Unit One of the Fukushima nuclear power plant complex. It was American corporate giant General Electric. GE just happens to also own network broadcasting behemoth NBC Universal, which now explains why there has been so little network news coverage of the ongoing nuclear radiation disaster at Fukushima. So why isn’t there any applied pressure from the American public do force GE to do something to help in Japan? Where is the outrage?

Here’s his report with some other related videos.

Tags: Tepco, Fukushima, General Electric, nuclear radiation, radiation leaks, radiation poisoning, radiation disaster Japan Fukushima, environmental catastrophes, earth climate seas oceans

China Bans Import / Consumption of Any Shellfish From US West Coast Due to High Radiation Levels

The literal fallout from the 2011 Fukushima disaster continues to spread out and affect life on planet earth. Most disturbing are recent reports that China has now banned the import and consumption of shellfish from the American west coast. What is MORE disturbing is that our own government has not banned west coast shellfish from our own people consuming it. This doesn’t give me a high level of confidence that the federal government is being fully honest with the American people about possible radiation levels along the west coast. More on this soon.

Earlier August 2013 News Broadcast from Japan

Tags: Fukushima radiation, radioactive shellfish US west coast, USA food supply, USA seafood radioactive, citizen journalism from Japan

Interesting 1934 Political Cartoon Which Appeared in the Chicago Tribune

1934 cartoon from the Chicago Tribune

1934 cartoon from the Chicago Tribune


“The Great Depression was not invented by the stock market. It was created by the forces of unsound international finance and sumptuous laws imposed upon the subjects of various nations both in the United States and in Europe. There is no doubt that the fate of the stock market in the future will be largely dictated by the swings in confidence within the international monetary system. …

In conclusion, the fundamental explanations of the ups and downs of the stock market and the world economy cannot be simply drawn between an inference with interest rate actions or with corporate earnings. The impact of public confidence is by far the most profound influence in both the investment world as well as the world economy. Capital flowing back and forth between nations affords the closest relationship with the movement within the stock market and this perhaps can be most readily seen through the movement of foreign exchange markets as well. The issues are never purely domestic. No matter what market one may look at in whatever nation you may reside, the international influences will always be a subtle guiding force behind the more illuminated domestic issues of the day.

— from “The Greatest Bull Market In History”, Martin Armstrong

November 12th 2013 Martial Law Directive: What Does the Obama White House Know That We Don’t?

Re-blogged from Whiteoutpress.com on 12.13.13

December 11, 2013

Obama Administration issues Martial Law Directive


December 11, 2013. Washington. Bureaucrats and politicians will never use the term Martial Law. Instead, the phrase ‘continuity of government’ is substituted. In reality, they’re the same thing. Last month, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence – the head of the entire US intelligence and security apparatus – released instructions for the implementation of Martial Law in America.

James Clapper, Director of the Office of National Intelligence.

The federal government’s planning for Martial Law in America stopped being a conspiracy theory after the attacks on 9/11. Numerous Executive Orders, Presidential Directives, and other unilateral dictates by the Executive Branch have spelled out in great detail how Martial Law can and will be enforced in the event of a national emergency. But the timing of the latest Intelligence Directive – November 12, 2013 – makes many Americans wonder what exactly the Obama administration knows that the rest of us don’t.

Legitimate concerns vs. tyrannical dictators

History offers us two examples, both American, of why a ‘continuity of government’ program is needed. During the War of 1812, the British had burned Washington DC to the ground. The President of the United States, James Madison, was left fleeing through the woods, alone in the dark. While the first lady, Dolly Madison, was the last to leave and stood fearless against the enemy’s torches as she frantically and selflessly saved America’s most sacred national treasures.

Flash forward to the final days of the Civil War and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Two of his three commanding Generals, Lee and Johnston, had just surrendered their armies and the majority of his country was in enemy hands. But without the consent of the people, and against the wishes of his Army, Jefferson Davis assumed the rolls of a tyrannical dictator and refused to surrender. History recalls how Davis was never able to set up his covert, authoritarian government and was apprehended while disguised as a woman attempting to evade capture.

One big difference

The above examples show why a continuity of government plan is needed by any government on any level. But there’s something frighteningly different about the above examples compared to the Bush and Obama administrations’ joint efforts today. In the past, continuity and security programs were designed to protect the federal government from take-over by a foreign power. Now, the programs appear aimed at protecting the government from a take-over by the American people.

Contrary to common misconceptions, these aren’t ‘conspiracy theories.’ The White House, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, and the rest all publicly release many of the Orders, Directives and memos that explain exactly what will happen in the case of a national emergency. But among the thousands of documents, from the Patriot Act to EO 12333, there is a string of orders gaining national attention by civil libertarians that has ominous and fearful implications.

NSPD 51 & HSPD 20 – National Continuity Policy

On May 9, 2007, President George W. Bush signed a, ‘National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive.’ The combined document included, ‘National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD 51)’ and ‘Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20 (HSPD 20).’

The first paragraph of the 2007 Presidential Directive describes its intended purpose:

‘This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes “National Essential Functions,” prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency.’

In plain speak, this Presidential Directive was President Bush’s attempt to declare himself, or the office of the President to be more specific, as the dictatorial power during any national emergency, including natural disasters, economic disasters, wars, etc.

Section 6 of the Directive describes the exact three individuals who will assume authority for the entire federal government in the event of an emergency, including all three branches of government and the nation’s military. The US President shall assume unlimited and unchallenged authority and all decision-making responsibilities. The President’s wishes will be carried out by two specific individuals – the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (APHS/CT) and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA).

NSPD 51/HSPD 20 specifically states:

‘The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government. In order to advise and assist the President in that function, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (APHS/CT) is hereby designated as the National Continuity Coordinator. The National Continuity Coordinator, in coordination with the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA), without exercising directive authority, shall coordinate the development and implementation of continuity policy for executive departments and agencies. The Continuity Policy Coordination Committee (CPCC), chaired by a Senior Director from the Homeland Security Council staff, designated by the National Continuity Coordinator, shall be the main day-to-day forum for such policy coordination.’

Click here to view the full NSPD51/HSPD20 Presidential Directive

ICD 118 – Intelligence Community Continuity Program

On November 12, 2013 – less than a month ago – the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper signed, ‘Intelligence Community Directive 118.’ While most Americans mistakenly believe the NSA or the CIA wield the most power when it comes to secret, covert spy programs, the truth is they are only two of America’s sixteen spy agencies that all fall under the authority and control of one man – the Director of National Intelligence.

When President Bush signed NSPD 51/HSPD 20 in 2007, he gave himself the authority to assume one-man national rule over the entire United States. When Director of National Intelligence James Clapper signed ICD 118 last month, he created the structure and dictates by which it will happen.

As ICD 118 explains, ‘This Intelligence Community (IC) Directive (ICD) governs the implementation of NSPD-51 by the IC to ensure an integrated approach to the provision of national intelligence to national leaders under all conditions.’ The Directive just issued by National Intelligence Director Clapper seems to be a detailed outline of how his intelligence agencies plan to carry out their responsibilities in the event that the White House assumes control of the government. But there’s more.

Long term Martial Law

Perhaps the most ominous part of last month’s Intelligence Community Directive 118 was its reference to overall time frames. When most Americans imagine a national emergency, they envision a powerful storm or earthquake, with a week or two of emergency management by the federal government. A worst case scenario might include another war that may last a year or two. But America’s intelligence community is imagining something much more long term.

In detailing its roll in providing the President and national leaders with timely and accurate intelligence during a national emergency, ICD 118 promises to produce a detailed assessment of their ongoing responsibilities every two years. The document states:

‘The DNI will: a. Oversee and integrate IC continuity activities to ensure that: (1) The President, the Vice President, statutory successors, and other national leaders, as appropriate, are provided with timely, insightful, objective, and relevant national intelligence wherever they are located and in all conditions; (2) National intelligence is furnished to the National Continuity System; and (3) Sensitive Compartmented Information security across the programs and networks of the National Continuity System is appropriately managed. b. In coordination with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, produce a biennial assessment of the foreign and domestic threats to the Nation’s continuity of government, in accordance with NSPD-51.’

Summary and final question

Many Americans argue that city, county and state governments are capable of taking care of themselves during a national emergency. The federal government is needed to protect from exterior threats. But now, in addition to protecting Americans from foreign invaders, the federal government is protecting Americans from themselves. In other words, the government apparatus is protecting itself from any possible rebellion or revolution here at home, no matter how unlikely.

And while civil libertarians argue about the legality of such a unilateral power grab by the White House and the Executive Branch, others are fearfully wondering about the timing of the most recent Intelligence Directive. President Bush created the program for Martial Law in 2007. Why did America’s entire security apparatus suddenly release the details by which they will carry out Martial Law last month, six years later? Is there something more to the timing?

Read the complete text of Intelligence Community Directive 118


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Kali Yuga Lawlessness Descends Even Lower in America: The “Affluenza” Defense

Outrage grows around the nation over preposterous Texas verdict of rich teen’s”Affluenza” DUI defense:

Send this brat to jail. Do not allow him to “pass go.” Do not give him a “get out of jail free card due to ‘affluenza.’ Remove Texas judge Jean Boyd who allowed this death dealing road hazard boy-child to walk free.

There are moments in American society when I truly wonder what kind of madness has seized upon the minds of the men and women who sit as judges and jury in the halls of our criminal justice system. This story is guaranteed to make the reader so furious that you will need to take a walk in the snow to cool off and calm down. We all know that we are coping with living in an ever more lawless, less intelligent, less educated, less teachable idiocracy.

But when law enforcement and criminal justice itself descends into all-out idiocy, one wonders where this all goes next. I’m too stupefied right now by this story to repeat it, so I will just let the reader see what I am talking about below. I do have one thing to add. This boy will do this again. Since he has suffered absolutely NO legal consequences for killing these people, and driving with a blood alcohol level 3 times the legal limit, anyone who allows him to walk can expect to see him again in court within a year if not sooner, on similar offenses. Why should that even need to be said? it’s common sense.

You might be asking by now, what the hell is the Affluenza defense?  Once again: be sitting down when you read this coverage.

“Prosecutors asked State District Judge Jean Boyd to impose a 20-year sentence. Yet, despite the severity of Couch’s crime, Boyd handed down a sentence of just 10 years probation and mandated that the 16-year-old receive therapy at a long-term, inpatient facility near Newport Beach, California.”

Texas teen Ethan Couch: For ‘affluenza’ the solution is parenting (+video)

Affluenza: New Defense in Drunk Driving Vehicular Homicide

Another Convenient Accident Silences Another Would-Be Witness RE: Obama’s Birth Origins

A few days ago I watched the now famous video from 2010 [ see below ] in which Barack Obama’s real Mombasa Kenya birth certificate is shown to the world.

It’s from the same hospital in Mombasa Kenya where Obama’s black African grandmother swore to reporters in 2009 that she stood by her daughter-in-law’s bedside and watched her give birth to Barack Obama in the main and only hospital in Mombasa Kenya. That grandmother died [ conveniently ] right before Obama was inaugurated in January 2009.

We fast forward to this week. It’s now been two-three days since the REAL telltale Mombasa Obama birth certificate Hawaii Health Department Director Loretta Fuddy. Fuddy was killed after a small plane with nine people aboard crashed into the water off Molokai on Dec. 11.showed up. Now the Hawaiian official who “signed off on” Obama’s fake Hawaii birth certificate is dead. “Small plane crash in the dead of night, which happened while another plane “circled overhead, watching and then reported the crash.” [ WHAT?]

Does this story smell really really bad to anyone else besides me?

This Obama birth story is now on it’s way to becoming one of the biggest coverups in American history, right up there with the JFK assassination. The story WILL NOT go away, nor should it, as the truth has not yet been revealed or told. But people who knew the truth keep dying.

That’s awfully convenient for the Obama presidency, terribly so.

In the last video below the ungrouped layers are revealed which were never merged before Obama’s faked long form birth certificate was presented to the world. An “ungrouped layer” is a term any Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator professional will recognize right away. I worked in the graphic arts for nearly 30 years, and during the last 15 of those years I used either Photoshop or Adobe Ilustrator daily. Had the person who created the forgery wanted to pull it off, they would have known that all independent working layers in a built document have to be “merged” first before you pull a final composite.

If I didn’t know better I would swear that the creator of the faked long form birth certificate shown in the second video left those layered pieces [ dozens of them ] un-merged with the base doc on purpose, so they could be found by other graphics professionals  – thus the truth would get out anyway.

Which would infer that whomever created this digital document, did so under duress, and if they did not agree with what they were being asked to do, and well knew that whoever was standing over their shoulder didn’t know SQUAT about how high resolution digital documents are created in layers using either Photoshop or Illustrator, then they could have cunningly built right into the faked doc itself the dead giveaway telltale signs that it was constructed of a multitude of individually scanned separate components, not an intact single scanned original.

Just in case you youngsters don’t know this, for decades, in fact for centuries now, birth certificates have always been printed on a single piece of safety paper, often with the hand print or footprint of the infant stamped on them, and with an official state and/ or hospital seal imprinted on same. They are NOT built from dozens of little individual component dates, names, signatures and so forth which are then “photoshopped onto” a scan of a blank piece of safety paper. I just wanted you to know that. But that’s exactly how Barack Obama’s so-called long form birth certificate has been created, as the second video below shows.

Once it’s merged, it’s cast in stone. A Photoshop / Illustrator document’s layer’s cannot be un-merged or un-separated into it’s component layers again once after any combination of them have been merged with another during the process of visually constructing the final doc.  It’s like chocolate milk. Once it’s blended, you can’t un-blend it.

So here is the $64,000 question: WHY did the creator of this document [ 2nd video ] leave so many of the original component telltale layers un-merged?

INSIGHT: If the creator left the individual layers “un-merged” with the base doc, then they could be found later by other graphics professional when it was loaded into their own software. Which is exactly what happened when the graphics pro in the video below loaded it into his application and began to examine it.

MWRAP Military Grade Armored Vehicles Supplied to Many USA Local Police Departments


MWRAP [ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected ] military grade vehicle in UN blue is an imposing vehicle to use in patrolling American towns and cities. These behemoth gas guzzlers get a whopping 3 mpg.  What exactly does the DHS have in mind here?

I first learned about the MWRAP [ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected ] military grade vehicles from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars while watching a news video on 2014 and new developments in the NWO’s march toward total control. I decided to lo0ok into more info about the new MWRAP vehicles.  Here’s part of what I learned.

‘The para-military vehicle with a “U.N. blue” custom paint job seats nine people, has an armable turret, and costs $658,000.  The vehicle made its way to the department for free through the Department of Defense’s 1033 excess property program.  The tank is bullet proof, features a land mine resistant frame, and a mount rack suited for a 50 caliber machine gun.’
The website defensivecarry.com has a chat forum where police officers, retired and active military and concerned citizens talk about recent developments in American police departments. Here’s what one police officer [ who will remain anonymous ] had to say about the new MWRAPS being delivered to some police departments:
“The police have had armored vehicles for quite some time now. This is just an updated version. My department had an M13 though rarely used it. As communities that used to be small and sleepy have experienced changes in demographics they may feel the need for one may arise. The Federal government always has cash grants for any department that jumps through a particular hoop. The Feds as well will supply retired military vehicals, and equipment to local departments. My department recieves a bunch of 2.5 ton trucks, and some BfJ’s (3/4 ton trucks). They sat parked…. Far as I know they still are. I guess this M-Wrap could be used as an assault vehical/Swat truck. The roof mounted ma duece mounting is still there. This I find very troubling. My department had several swat assault vehicals.. three I think for a 40,000 man department. I’ve been involved in one raid where it was used… It worked out fine. There vehicals are used to recover wounded people who are in the line of fire, To drive team members up close to a location they may have to enter inside the line of fire, As a platform for a sniper in some active shooter situations. It is a police tool, and has very little intimidation factor. It was a 4 wheel drive vehical sitting about two feet off the ground, It has solid rubber wheels, and there is a door in the belly so it can roll on top of a prone victim. and that victim can be pulled inside from the belly. There is a periscope through the top, the slit windows are bullet resistant, and it has equal sloped armor on all sides. Kind of looked like a small russian wheeled armored car. BRDM?, or BMP? So if a department takes one of these m-wraps I dont have too much trouble with that…. I will worry when they start taking more than one.”


The state of Georgia has already acquired several of these vehicles, from the DoD as discussed on this news link.

One could easily argue that with two expensive [ 3.9 trillion at least ] wars now winding down in the Mideast, there is a hell of alot of state-of-the-art military grade equipment to try to move around, sell, dispense of, store, or otherwise do something with. After all, our tax dollars paid for this stuff. But I don’t actually buy that the reason for equipping American police departments with MWRAP military grade vehicles, which were designed to withstand IEDs and hand grenades in a war zone, is that we just need to dispense of them so the DoD is giving them away to local police departments helter-skelter. Really? Do you believe that reason?

One could also argue that if the Dept. of Homeland Security now wants to MAKE SURE that any sort of populist uprising or other civil unrest taking place on American soil is dispensed with and put down summarily, this kind of equipment is certainly handy for that job too. As usual, I am only speculating. But it’s worth keeping an eye on.

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