First I'd like to say that this is my first time starting a thread here, so please take it easy on me.
Also, I hope this is the correct forum for this, if not I'm sure the mods will take care of it for me.
On to the story!
I work in a small shop in one of Detroit's northern 'burbs. One day a man walks into the shop and after advising him on some of our products he
choses one and I bring it to the counter for him and we started chatting a bit. He mentioned he just moved to Michigan and I asked him why on earth
he would want to move here. He replied that he was just transferred to Selfridge A.N.G. base a few miles from here. I asked if he was in the Guard,
he replied that he worked for Homeland Security. He proceeded to pay for his purchase with his credit card, on the back of which was written "See
I.D.", so as I always do, I asked for his I.D. He pulls out his government I.D. and badge, lays it on the counter and said "That one there is Top
I replied "Ooooh, does that mean you have to kill me? After all I am an Arab-American?"
He chuckled then got pretty serious and said "I'm not here to kill you. I'm here to kill other people."
Was he joking? Probably, it was hard to tell, at that point he wasn't smiling.
He goes on to tell me that while in his previous posting, he was investigating a guy who had gone to the trouble of getting rated as a pilot capable
of flying commercial airliners, only to work at his brother's party store in New York, and how the FBI told them to back off. He then goes on to
rant about how the government can't protect you, only you can protect you. There's so much bureaucracy and politics involved in the federal law
enforcement agencies that they can hardly get anything done. On his way out the door, he stops, turns around and says, "Buy a shotgun and wait for
the riots, because they're coming."
I replied, "I'm way ahead of you, thats one of the good things about Michigan, not many hoops to jump through to own and carry guns."
He agreed with me and walked out the door.
This all happened a couple of months ago, I was hesitant to post this, I didn't want any repercussion for him. This is one reason I left out his
previous location, though it probably wouldn't take much for anyone working for D.H.S. to put 2 and 2 together. Though I doubt he was breaking any
rules by telling me what he did, still I'd rather err on the side of caution.
Everything in quotes is to the best of my recollection a direct statement.
I hope I don't get flamed and branded a Fear Monger for this and as it is anecdotal, I don't expect anyone to believe me as there's no evidence,
other than my say so, that this conversation took place. At least I'm not predicting aliens or attacks because my ouija board says so