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Here’s How Ferguson Police Force Eerily Looks Like Military Soldiers (Photos)



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Aug 16 2014
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President Obama has been using “harsh” words against Israel over the Gaza Strip crisis. Still, that doesn’t stop Israel from tapping into American’s mmunitions stockpile to resupply the Israel military with weapons. If you didn’t know, it was part of a program called War Reserves Stock Allies-Israel (WRSA-I), whereby locally (Israel) stores weapons can be used by Israel in case of emergency.

 

Amazingly, Israel did not cite an emergency but merely help itself with 40mm grenades and 120mm mortar rounds to deplete older stocks. Subsequently, President Obama signed a bill authorizing another $225 million in emergency aid to Israel for its Iron Dome system, a key defence against rocket attacks from Hamas. Obviously Obama and Israel prime minister Netanyahu does not see eye to eye.

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu

But that doesn’t matter because Israel’s influence in United States is so strong that it couldn’t give two hoots about President Obama. Take for example how Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department. Obama administration, caught off guard as it tried to restrain Israel’s campaign in Gaza, was clearly humiliated.

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While President Obama tries to become the most popular president in America, condemning violence around the world, the latest Ferguson crisis shows how fragile his own country really is. As much as Obama likes to become a respected “peacekeeper”, his administration has equiped police departments with more than 90,000 machine guns, nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines, more than 40,000 of night vision equipments, hundreds of armoured vehicles and more than 500 aircrafts.

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Last Saturday, unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by local police, triggerring several days of clashes with furious protesters in the St. Louis suburb. As many as 350 people flooded the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, demanding justice. It was a clash between working class, black-majority and more than 50 police, mostly white. The crisis also reveals something very interesting which many Americans didn’t realize until now.

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Besides the tense standoff which saw the ugly side of what seems to be a racial clashes, surprisingly the sight of police officers in full military gear attract special attention. Firing teargas and rubber bullets at crowds of protesters, Americans can’t help but to take note of the close resemblance between their local law enforcers with those in Cairo, Ukraine, Egypt or Pakistan.

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The level of militarization of Ferguson invites question if the Department of Defence have excessively transfer equipment to local police forces. The initial intent of Section 1033 (part of the National Defense Authorization Act) was to help police go to war against violent drug gangs and terrorists. But judging by how police in riot gear and armoured tanks mobilized as if they were going into a warzone, clearly they were over-equipped.

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Not only were the police troopers excessively “decorated”, they were also getting too violent by local police standard. Two journalists, the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and the Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly, were roughed and arrested before dumped into police car after failing to leave a McDonald’s were they working out of with other journalists.

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Just when one thought such police brutality could only happen in country such as Pakistan or Malaysia, it actually happens in United States of America. Amusingly, both journalists were detained for “trespassing at McDonald’s.” Anyway, let’s look at the eerie resemblance between Ferguson police forces with those conflict countries brutal soldiers.

 

{ 1 }  Caracas, Venezuela vs Ferguson, Missouri

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[ Police in Caracas, Venezuela on March 22, 2014 ]

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[ Local Police in Ferguson, Missouri – Aug. 11, 2014 ]

 

{ 2 }  Pakistan vs Ferguson, Missouri

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[ Police in Islamabad, Pakistan on August 14, 2014 ]

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[ Police in Ferguson, Missouri on August 13, 2014 ]

 

{ 3 }  Egypt vs Ferguson, Missouri

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[ Left – Egypt Policeman on July 3, 2014. Right – Ferguson Policeman on August 13, 2014 ]

{ 4 }  Ukraine vs Ferguson, Missouri

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[ Ukraine soldiers at Slavyansk on May 15, 2014 ]

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[ Police at Ferguson on August 13, 2014 ]

 

{ 5 }  Israel vs Ferguson, Missouri

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[ Israel police in Israel on July 25, 2014 ]

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[ Police in Ferguson on Aug. 12, 2014 ]

 

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