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|Thu, 08-23-2012 - 1:37pm|
I couldn't make this stuff up, even by trying!
A Republican county emergency- management official in Texas says unrest may erupt if President Barack Obamais re-elected, that the president would respond by sending in United Nations troops, and that he needs more sheriff’s deputies to deal with it.
“He’s going to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN,” Lubbock County Judge Tom Head said this week on a Fox News television station in the north Texas Panhandle region. “Then what happens? I’m thinking worst-case scenario -- civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe.”
“We’re talking take up arms and get rid of the guy,” he said. Obama’s response? ``He’s going to send in UN troops. I don’t want them in Lubbock.”
As the county’s chief emergency-management official, Head told the newspaper, he must prepare for worst-case scenarios, which he said included Obama’s re-election and Democrats retaining control of the U.S. Senateand a category 5 hurricane.
“Do I think UN troops are going to be rolling into Lubbock? Probably not going to happen,” he said. “F-5 hurricane? Probably not going to happen.”
Head offered the scenarios as partial justification for a 1.7 percent property-tax increase to hire more deputies and add other law-enforcement resources. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-23/texas-official-sees-civil-unrest-if-obama-is-re-elected.html