Monday, January 28, 2013

Training for WHAT??? (updated)

SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appears there's a massive SWAT scene happening.

People have been calling police, as well as our newsroom, saying they're hearing gunshots in the area of Scott and Airport. It turns out, the Army says, it's a multi-agency training drill. They're doing it at the old Carnegie High School.
Helicopters were also involved. The Army isn't giving any details of what the training is about.
So if you see the helicopters or hear gunfire, it's only a drill. 

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Can anybody explain to me just exactly what the US Army is training for in an American city?


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And this happened in Miami:

Jokes about black helicopters have become less funny in light of the government terrifying citizens in downtown Miami by roaring through in Blackhawks firing blanks from machine guns.
Whether the authorities are trying to scare us, whether they are gearing up for the civil war Obama appears determined to provoke, or whether they are just too dumb to understand this was a bad idea, we are reminded once again that they hold more power than it would be wise to trust them with.
Moonbattery
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If they're training for something overseas, then why in the fuck are the local police involved in this joint training exercise?

14 comments:

Devil Tongue said...

Wirecutter, I did not send you a link today about the Billions of rounds of ammo (bought by DHS, etc., et., all)being transported through Florida on I-95 heading North (my neck of the woods), thinking it was old news. I will attempt to find the link and get back to you.

hiswiserangel said...

Not just that, but at a High School? WTF???? Of course it would be in one of the Blue cities of Texas.

Bonnie Gadsden said...

And you thought the Ruskies attacking the high school in Red Dawn was not likely...

Devil Tongue said...

W.C., It appears as though another post my be in order, I am having some trouble finding the eye whitness that I posted my earlier observations upon. I must say though, get ready folks, it's ON, for real!

Anonymous said...

Just getting ready to figgure out how they are going to fire upon the armed American people that show up when they phyicaly come and start taking our firearms away from us.
Heltau

John said...

Easy: They're training the citizenry to become accustomed to helicopters and machine gun fire. Additionally, they want to know what the citizenry would do when they witness the same.

Cheesy said...

Pure intimidation.
Do you feel intimidated? Or pissed off?

Chris Mallory said...

Black helicopters we could handle. Now we have to worry about drones firing Hellfire missiles.

Fuck Obama
Remember the USS Liberty

Wrench said...

Sounds like we need to get some sea flares and do some practice on our own when they do this shit. Think that would would shake some things up???

ghostsniper said...

"Can anybody explain to me just exactly what the US Army is training for in an American city?"
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The same thing they have been training for in european cities for decades. The chickens have come home.

Anonymous said...

Wirecutter, can only post anonymously - still AD. Love your weblog, keep up the good work.

Been a door-kicker for years.

In this case, training like this has been going on for a long time. Schools (usually vacant, for obvious reasons) are ideal for certain types of tactical training (CQC, MOUT, etc.).

Not uncommon over the years to use a vacant hospital or office building. We get to use the building for training, and replace all the doors, door frames, windows, as needed once we're done. Less common now that there has been a # of top-notch training facilities built for this. But in years past, 'borrowing' a vacant/unused building and fixing what we broke in training was far cheaper and cost effective.

Keep up the good work. Mad Dog Shriver was the Man. If I ever meet you in person I have a couple of great stories about him for you passed on to me from his Brothers-in-Arms.

Hoping 3% time never comes, but if it does I'll be joining you all.

Feel free to paraphrase or loosely quote my answers. Please don't post the actual comment.

Respectfully,

3for3 said...

From my days in the Army, we learned that a helicopter with soldiers "fast roping" is at it's most vulnerable. It needs to remain in place to disgorge it's contents. A 50 BMG will have time for multiple engagements.

Anonymous said...

Los Angeles too...

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/25/lapd-and-special-forces-conduct-military-maneuvers-in-the-skies-above-downtown-la/

Boarshide

Anonymous said...

Miami, and Los Angeles, Today in Houston, I've also heard reports of Las Vegas. and of exercises in Minneapolis. I hear dinks in the wire.
-Rurik