This article was written by Jim Hoft and originally published at Gateway Pundit
This is getting a little creepy.
DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP).
Modern Survival Blog reported:
The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.
Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself.
The new DHS sanctioned ‘Street Sweeper’ (my own slang due to the gun ports) is built by Navistar Defense (NavistarDefense.com), a division within the Navistar organization. Under the Navistar umbrella are several other companies including International Trucks, IC Bus (they make school buses), Monaco RV (recreational vehicles), WorkHorse (they make chassis), MaxxForce (diesel engines), and Navistar Financial (the money arm of the company).
DHS even released a video on their newly purchased MRAPs.
Via Pat Dollard:
The MRAP featured in this video was in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Law Enforcement Day which was held at a local area Target Store. This MRAP is stationed in El Paso, Texas at The Homeland Security Investigations Office. MRAP is a Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicle.
Special Note: Just to confirm for those skeptical readers who have difficulty “following the money”, this Pentagon order for upgrades of 2700 MRAPs was supplied by Navistar International. Many of these vehicles have been sighted emblazoned with the Department of Homeland Security Logo:
The order is open ended and can be applied to 1000 to 2000 MORE armored vehicles ALREADY supplied to the Pentagon. Homeland Security has at least some of these MRAPs in its arsenal:
So, again, the evidence is there. The DHS is indeed being supplied with MRAPs. The number of vehicles is not yet confirmed. The question is, how many is the Pentagon giving them, and what do they need them for?
Brandon Smith, Associate Editor
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