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As Jack Nicholson boldly states in the movie - A Few Good Men...."You can't handle the truth!" or Can you handle the truth? There is a major prediction that I agree with at the video end that I think you will all be interested in hearing if you can handle the truth. . This is a commentary on the deception of Media using creative license but based on an article here newamerica-now.blogspot.com... by Madison Ruppert and a major prediction at video end. Are You Ready?
The police in the United States have been steadily militarized over the past decade to the point of absurdity, as recently exemplified by police rolling out an armored personnel carrier (APC) to the Occupy Tampa protests.
Benjamin Carlson of The Daily covered one of the more unsettling recent developments in this militarization of police, the Department of Defense’s obscure “1033 program” which has given away almost $500 million in leftover military equipment to law enforcement in the fiscal year of 2011.
This year’s total is more than double the amount of equipment handed out in 2010, which was $212 million worth of military gear, setting a new record for the program.
Included in this distribution of military equipment are: armored vehicles, like the one seen at Occupy Tampa and in towns and cities across the nation, along with M-16 assault rifles, grenade launchers, helicopters and even military robots.
Yet the 1033 program looks like it is getting even worse, with orders for the fiscal year 2012 being up 400% over the same period in 2011 according to data provided by the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency to The Daily. If it keeps at this pace, that would mean $2 billion in equipment for American police departments in the fiscal year 2012.
The 1033 program was passed by Congress in 1997, which I found quite interesting as most of these programs have been pushed in the wake of September 11th, 2001, under the pretext of fighting the so-called “war on terror.”
Thomas B Rosenstiel November 10, 2011 Washington D.C.
Council on Foreign Relations
I would add one other thing, and that is that 80 years of media research in the 20th century basically learned one thing, which is that the media don't tell people what to think but they do tell them what to think about, so if it's not covered in these widespread places, Americans won't care.