'OPERATION EXODUS' – Louisiana Sheriff is arming volunteers to defend against Islamic terrorist attacks

Bossier Parrish Sheriff, Larry Deen, plans to arm volunteers with shotguns, riot shields, batons, and a .50-caliber machine gun “war wagon,” as part of “Operation Exodus,” a program to provide security in case  of a terrorist attack.

Bossier Parish is the home of Barksdale Air Force Base, from where President Bush addressed the nation in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Intel about local terror cells being present in Bossier Parrish warns of Muslim terrorists who may have been trained overseas. A press release from Deen’s office announcing the program declared that “recent terror threats” had made clear that “homegrown terrorists are in our midst.” It continued: “With the easy accessibility of the internet, it is quite possible that these local and international terrorists can form a national or multiple location attack on our nation at any given moment.”

The office of Sheriff Larry Deen of Bossier Parish, near Shreveport in the northwest part of the state, last month selected for the program 200 local residents — mostly ex-law-enforcement personnel — and began training them in “defensive techniques in the event of a struggle,”reports the Shreveport Times. The plan calls for the new recruits to be sent to protect food from grocery stores, gas from gas stations, and other crucial local resources, should the situation demand it.

“The buck stops with Larry Deen,” the sheriff, who didn’t immediately respond to our interview request, told the Times. “I am the chief law enforcement officer in this parish, and it is incumbent upon me protect all of the people in it.”

The press release added that Operation Exodus got its name in part “because of its Biblical relevance,” explaining that “[i]n the book of Exodus, the Israelites were totally on their own, learning to be self-sufficient and handle everything alone, just as the plan provides.

“Islamic terrorists have been in and out,” he said. “And we’ve had intelligence information that confirmed that for us.” These are the kinds of thing we can’t assume are happening far, far away,” he said. “Musim Terrorists can tend to strike anywhere and everywhere.” LINK

It’s a good idea to have this in place in case Obama’s domestic thugs start terrorizing citizens, too.