NY Fed moving to Chicago, Feds stocking up on ammo, NORAD hunkering down: What’s up?

What in the world are the elite up to? In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”. In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation. So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia?

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3 thoughts on “NY Fed moving to Chicago, Feds stocking up on ammo, NORAD hunkering down: What’s up?”

  1. Ah, well, all these events can be seen in isolation, and disconnected from each other. Moving some Fed operations might well be related to weather anomalies such as hurricanes (Sandy may have put the fear o’ gawd into the Fed), and the military exercises could be some contingency preparations for a war, say, in Iran (I especially note the “sparsely populated” areas and “civilian dress” items in that part of the story). Hell, down here in the Southwest, we used to have giant military exercises involving all the services every summer, the skies were full of aircraft for a couple of weeks, until the Pentagon decided the results didn’t justify the costs. They may have decided to restart those exercises since the cost of jet fuel is down now.

    NORAD plans could simply be typical military paranoia masquerading as advanced planning due to resurgent ill will between Russia and the U.S. One can never underestimate the capacity of the military to overreact to the Russians. The only reason they moved NORAD out of Cheyenne Mountain to Peterson AFB was that they believed the threat was reduced with the fall of the Soviet Union and the cost of keeping up the Cheyenne Mountain facility was growing larger every year.

    12 million AR-15 rounds a year for Homeland Security is not that much, actually, especially if it’s just general target practice and familiarization. One guy could go through 500-1000 rounds in an afternoon. And since just about every damned agency now has its own SWAT teams and special operations forces, the number of people shooting up that ammunition has gone up exponentially in the last fifteen years. At, say, 250 work days a year, it would take less than 100 people a day firing 500 rounds apiece to use up 12 million rounds. And you just know that those are the kind of people that just love going out and popping off a few rounds, especially when the government’s paying for it. Just doing the old standard pop-up target test expends 75 rounds in about ten to twelve minutes.

    There are 21,000 people in the Border Patrol alone. They could shoot up 12 million rounds a year, easy, I would guess, and still need a reserve for in-service use.

    So, no, I don’t see these as coordinated events leading to some other, more nefarious intentions. It’s simply the national security state being its usual self. The notion of the military using civilian dress and vehicles is a bit worrisome, but, I doubt they’re up to something. If the forces in Texas are the “enemy,” it probably means jeans and plaid shirts and pickups, to blend in with the locals, that’s all. And in Texas, they’d probably have a much bigger problem with the locals shooting at them if they were in uniform, given that there’s no small number of Cliven Bundy wannabes there.

  2. Howdy! This article couldn’t be written any better!
    Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He continually kept talking about this. I will send this information to him.
    Fairly certain he’ll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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