posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 04:31 AM
Surely,if the situation with immigration at the Mexico US border is such an issue, that vehicles like these are required, why are federal institutions
still in control of the situation? If there are genuine concerns in the border areas, that are equal to a response that involves such vehicles, then
it ought to be the US military that controls the borders, since obviously the feds are incapbable ( or complicit) in terms of the level of drugs and
people smuggled across the border.
There is no justification for a non military organisation having access to APC vehicles of any level, be they troop carriers or bomb proof small unit
vehicles like these, aside from SWAT groups and so on, who's only jobs are the ones considered too damned dangerous for less well armed and armoured
organisations to deal with.
If the DHS require this level of armour support in thier day to day jobs, then they ought to be relagated to a purely administrative role, and thier
in field operations carried out by military personel, in vehicles ALREADY owned by the military. That way at least everyone knows where they stand,
and millions of dollars do not get spent on vehicles that are already owned by other departments. This is madness, and the border aint Sparta.