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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

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Surplus tanks in the US Army may soon be available to the public at Walmart and Target

A representative for Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) indicates new, dramatic action about to be taken by this congressman related to campaigning for defense of America.

Mr. Rogers' latest idea is to lead a parade of 100 Abrams tanks through New York City on Valentine's Day as a demonstration of the need for continuing patriotism and the financing of these behemoths.

In some discord with Mr. Rogers' plan the Army has said the tanks are no longer needed for today's type of war, and there are too many of them already, but Congress has insisted money be spent in support of tank building contractors.

Also as part of the parade a fleet of drones will fly in formation overhead with Mr. Rogers seated at the open hatch of the lead tank.

This congressman from Michigan and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has indicated drones are not being used sufficiently or adequately at this time.

He plans to give this display by the robotic aircraft "a smiling salute" each time they fly over.

The drones are considered necessary despite last year's report of at least 147 civilian deaths, including accidentally bombed wedding parties and such.

The accidents led to the President's policy that drone operators must be "almost certain" of the identity of their targets.

For Mr. Rogers this policy is too cautious and restrictive.

His additional purpose in leading the tank parade is to offer warnings to journalists who might cooperate with any negative publicity regarding the NSA.

Overall, the parade will complement Valentine's Day by providing a military atmosphere to remind that the US is currently at war all over the globe and has many enemies.

Full support and "trust us" is therefore the essential parade message as being the appropriate response from news media and citizens.

In fact, according to Mr. Rogers' spokesperson, not getting behind this message could lead a journalist to being labeled "criminal" and "terrorist."

Criminalizing the news media is also a popular idea in Egypt at this time, which has just been taken over by the military there.

Meanwhile in Hawaii, Supreme Court Justice Scalia reminded his audience that the US government internment program in World War II could be repeated again, even though that program has since been discredited.

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