Thursday, November 7, 2013

Veterans, activists speak out against DHS, Urban Shield

Fear shades of Boston Marathon bombing

DHS is funding a multi-million dollar evolution of its multi-year, multi-state, multi-agency Operation Urban Shield in the D/FW Metroplex Nov. 7-10...

Cytel Group, Inc., a Department of Homeland Security training coordinator headquartered near Oakland, California, is the training agency with the contract to do the exercise.

According to a Cytel Group, the company organized the same type of operation at Boston, just previous to the marathon bombing: (click here to see the company's website)

Mission Control: Emergency Operations Center at Alameda County Sheriff's Department where Sheriff Greg Ahern rides herd on Operation Urban Shield for Cytel Group, Inc. They are ramrodding the op for North Central Texas Council of Governments in the 16-county area surrounding the D/FW Metroplex.

Mission Control at Dublin, CA, Cytel's
 headquarters near Oakland
How much does a multi-state, multi-year, multi-agency operation like Urban Shield cost taxpayers? That's classified, but here's a clue. According to a recent article about the U.S. Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's whiskey-making state of Kentucky realizes about $1.00 for every 0.66 cents paid in federal taxes across the board. Go figure.

If in need of personal guidance, refer to Mr. James Madison's master work, the “Bill of Rights,” the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution:

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