Two ‘conspiracy theories’ proved …to have merit this week
Andrew Breitbart was slammed by those on the Left as a ‘conspiracy theorist’ about the Pigford scandal that wasn’t a scandal back in 2010 — well it is a scandal now and Breitbart has been vindicated. Not heard of Pigford? Well it was and is a vote buying scheme that Obama has been up to his eyeballs in since he was a senator.
Andrew Breitbart worked tirelessly to expose the Pigford fraud scheme only to have the clear evidence of manipulation by politicians and plaintiff lawyers ignored by the mainstream media. The NYTimes is finally covering it. The story involved politicians and lawyers hijacking a lawsuit by black farmers against the USDA designed to make up for years of discrimination and turning it into a multi-billion dollar fraud where people claiming to have ‘attempted to farm’ were able to collect $50,000 checks with no proof. The Obama administration expanded the program for Native Americans, Hispanics, and women, using the same low “attempted to farm” standard that invited massive, undetectable fraud. Check it out over on Breitbart and the NYTimes investigative report.
The second so-called conspiracy theory that has been swirling around and about on blogs for months now with no news coverage (except for Breitbart, of course) resulted in Congress demanding a hearing into it this week. Yeah, for some bizarre reason (I bet you can think of several that are downright scary and, given what is going on in the U.S. of late, maybe not so out of the realm of reality) the Department of Homeland Security has been buying massive amounts of ammunition. Starting 3 years ago, they’ve been buying 1600 rounds of ammunition for each of their 70,000 field agents to use each year — soldiers in the U.S. army only get 350 rounds of ammunition in a year. DHS has an order in for 1.6 billion (yes, that is billion) rounds of ammo — added to the amount they’ve stockpiled in the last three years that is, by the way, enough to shoot each American alive today 6 times. You can see why that has some folks a bit, eh, edgy. As Forbes mag points out, “at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.”
And they aren’t buying just any old ammo, no, they are also buying hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers.