posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by jibeho
Thanks JB...My immediate thoughts are ...
the 2,700 number is BS, though I am open to be proven wrong if someone finds an actual source as opposed to the echo-chamber of usual BS.
these are MRAPs, not tanks ...
Now as far as MRAPs?...with the wars winding down I would not put it beyond the "Mil-Ind Complex" and DC BSers to scramble for ways to keep the money
flowing to the contractors that have supplied MRAPs for Iraq and Afghanistan...So that angle might have veracity, but I'd like to see proof.
Also I am hearing TX, New Mexico etc. These vehicles might have utility for border patrol? More so in regions of the border where cartels are in play
on the other side? They are built for aggressive off-road terrian and near impervious to snipers or the average cartel gunman. If I am border control
and scouring the remote desert by myself or just a partner for drug runners/cartel mules, I'd like to be driving one of these vs. your average
So my gut...there is some substance somewhere in this, but the hyperbole and BS obfuscates whatever the facts are.
edit on 5-3-2013 by Indigo5
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