October 3, 2012
Put this in the “I don’t believe it” file, but something unusual has happened. The Department of Homeland Security /Immigration Customs Enforcement (DHS/ICE) has CANCELLED their request to purchase 176,000 rounds of .308 hollow point boat tail ammunition. According to an email that was passed onto me, Harry at the Federal Service Desk stated that a notice could be cancelled for a variety of reasons.
This isn’t the story of one man writing an article and the government folding. This is the story of one man writing one article, and according to Google, about 56,000 resulting links for the search string, “More sniper ammunition being ordered by DHS. Who are the targets”.
At my end, I found thousands of people that read the article, and many shared it either on a social website, or in an email to a contact. Major alternative media websites like Prison Planet picked up the story and pushed it further along the blogosphere. No matter how you cut it – the story went out and people read it.
There are a few reasons why the DHS may have cancelled the notice.