Front Page Mag: “Protests against the Muslim Brotherhood continue to rock Egypt without a word being said from the White House. Now, the Brotherhood and allied Islamists are taking a cue from their Shiite counterparts in Tehran and have announced they are setting up a civilian force with the power to arrest those they deem to be criminals.
1. The prosecutor-general signaled the Brotherhood-led government’s support of a civilian paramilitary force by bringing attention to a law that permits civilians to arrest vandals.
2. The Islamists are looking for alternative law enforcement methods now that the police cannot be relied upon to stand by President Morsi.
3. The Islamist creation of a civilian paramilitary force follows widespread rumors that Hamas is helping the Brotherhood to do just that.
Opinion: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” Candidate Barack Obama, 2008.
DHS shopping list: (note some sections were blacked out so that the number of the item was not legible)
1.6 billion bullets, 2200 tanks, bullet-proof booths for street check-points, bullet-proof vests, riot gear, 7,000 fully automatic AR-15 rifles, and over $30 billion in grants to cooperating local police forces for military-style equipment.
According to Fox news, DHS head Janet Napolitano has refused to answer questions about ammo purchases. Pass the aspirin.