Originally Posted by baja
Yes I know they are not tanks in the strict sense of the word but why do we need these vehicles on the streets of America
. The bullets the MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, seems like Homeland Security is gearing up for civil unrest.
BTW what about this;
Now look into FEMA camps
Add it all up and what do ya got?
How about we ask the people of New Orleans and New York?
"The sheer volume of medical assistance calls and calls involving high-water evacuations throughout the city and parish were mounting," said William Black, HSI New Orleans supervisory special agent and Rapid Response Team mission coordinator. "The only way to reach many of the residences was with a high-water vehicle...
HSI New Orleans is equipped with a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle that its Special Response Team and Rapid Response Team can deploy during emergencies. Weighing in at 30,000 pounds and standing approximately nine feet tall, this heavy-duty vehicle is well suited for emergency high-water rescue operations."
In many areas, the HSI New York SRT utilized its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP) to pull destroyed government vehicles onto the street so they could be towed out of the area.
Oh wow, interesting, they work in high water. I'm sure the residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana would be glad to hear that. Probably those along the eastern seaboard and Gulf Coast, too. And I would imagine they could probably be useful in landslides, as well. Let's add California, Oregon and Washington to the mix, as well.
Wow, look at that, there's only like...13 states...? without significant regions of land that suffer flood damage.
But these links were from a government website. Probably disinformation.
Nevermind that these vehicles have been in service for years.
Where were you in 2000 when the Navy sold a bunch of its patrol ships to the Coast Guard??
I can only imagine what your reaction would have been after the Civil War when the cavalry sold a lot of its horses to local police forces.
Good God, if the internet and baja had been around back then...can you imagine?