James Smith, Contributor
Just hours after the PPRN News published the story of the request by the Department of Homeland Security / Transportation Safety Administration, Jacob Goodwin, Editor-in-Chief of Government Security News released an article explaining how innocuous and safe this request is.
The invitation to bid is a 100% small business set-aside opportunity, and prospective vendors have until August 13 to submit their bids. Delivery of the explosives, which must be packed in bags, is required within 15 days, says the TSA notice.
The RDX and ammonium nitrate will be sent to the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, NJ.
‘TSA’s National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program prepares dogs and handlers to serve on the front lines of America’s War on Terror,’ says the agency’s Website. ‘These very effective, mobile teams can quickly locate and identify dangerous materials that may present a threat to transportation systems. Just as important, they can quickly rule out the presence of dangerous materials in unattended packages, structures or vehicles, allowing the free and efficient flow of commerce.’
It was as if Mr Goodwin was sent out to provide a cover for the purchase. It just seems such a safe, valid reason. Sugar coated for public consumption. Arsenic covered in chocolate will still kill, regardless how sweet the taste.
Several new issues have come to light.
First and foremost, the solicitation has been removed from the list of DHS requests. Simply putting the solicitation in the FBO search engine, or RDX or Ammonium Nitrate will fail to yield any results, as evidenced by this screen grab.
And, again, in order to find the request, Google was able to retrieve it from the dark shadows of the Government Memory Hole. Thank you, Mr. Obama, for giving us the most transparent administration in history. However, I believe the word you should have used was OPAQUE. Thankfully, the FedBid Marketplace had a copy of the request, image below.
I’m reminded of the TV series, Jericho that ran for two seasons on CBS. The perpetrator of the nuclear attacks was none other than the head of Homeland Security. I certainly hope that the reality does not follow fantasy.
Again, what does DHS/TSA plan on laying waste to? A building? A dam? A monument? The Constitution? Freedom and Liberty?
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James is a father of four and grandfather to four. He and his wife of almost 30 years have been prepping since 2003. They live in a small town, with neighbors as close as 10 feet away and have raised chickens for 2 years covertly on less than 1/5 of an acre. He is a former corrections officer, insurance fraud investigator, and he served in the Navy for 6 years. He currently works for a corporation dealing with the disabled population and their benefits. He is the host of The Covert Prepper show and the Prepper Podcast Radio Network News, both heard on Blogtalk Radio.