For the past decade, alternative news websites like Natural News, Info Wars, SHTFplan.com and many others have repeatedly warned about the alarming militarization of domestic police forces across the United States. The response from the mostly liberal mainstream media was raucous laughter and denial. "Government is good!" we were told. "We need strong police forces to fight the..." (fill in the blank with your favorite fictional enemy such as "domestic terrorists" or "the war on drugs" or "protesters.")
But today, the exact scenario the alternative media has been warning you about for ten years is here. The Ferguson (St. Louis) riots have erased all denials and delusions. Police are now soldiers of war rigged up with bomb-proof armored vehicles made for military assaults, automatic weapons, desert camouflage uniforms, Darth Vader-like masks, grenades, laser sniper sights and more.
"The intensive militarization of America's police forces is a serious menace about which a small number of people have been loudly warning for years, with little attention or traction," said Glenn Greenwald, the journalist best known for breaking the news of Edward Snowden and the NSA. (6) He goes on to say:
It is the destructive by-product of several decades of deliberate militarization of American policing, a trend that received a sustained (and ongoing) steroid injection in the form of a still-flowing, post-9/11 federal funding bonanza, all justified in the name of "homeland security." This has resulted in a domestic police force that looks, thinks, and acts more like an invading and occupying military than a community-based force to protect the public.
Even Newsweek magazine, an unbridled cheerleader for statist agendas, had to admit the obvious, saying: (1)
As many have noted, Ferguson, Missouri, currently looks like a war zone. And its police -- kitted out with Marine-issue camouflage and military-grade body armor, toting short-barreled assault rifles, and rolling around in armored vehicles -- are indistinguishable from soldiers. to read more: naturalnews.com
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