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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:38 PM

 

Um, Why Are Military Helicopters Firing Machine Guns Over Houston and Miami?

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http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/joshua-holland/um-why-are-military-helicopters-firing-machine-guns-over-houston-and-miami

The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of gunfire created a lot of concern Monday afternoon in one Houston neighborhood.

SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appeared there was a massive SWAT scene happening.We received a lot of phones calls, Tweets and Facebook posts from worried neighbors, wondering what was going on.

With military helicopters flying above her southeast Houston neighborhood, Frances Jerrals didn't know what to think.

"When you see this, you think the worst. When you hear this, you think the worst," Jerrals said.

(More text and two videos at the link.)

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:44 PM

1. I read about that the other day. The PDs in Miami were telling civilians not to worry

That they're just performing an exercise.

Pretty scary though.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:48 PM

2. "Scott and Airport"

One guess as to the demographics of the area. I remember it well.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:51 PM

5. Oh please, go on...

Don't walk right up to the line and then falter.

Say what's really on your mind...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:00 PM

7. A very impoverished neighborhood

I mean really poor people.

If the shit hits the fan in Houston, it will not happen there. It simply looks as if the Homeland Security jerks are simply flexing some muscle. If these were truly "drills", they would not be happening in the public eye. The military has all manner of urban mock-ups on Federal land.

On top of that, the risk of catastrophe is high in that kind kind of urban setting.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:08 PM

9. You mean they are trying to intimidate the area by staging something like this?

what a shitty thing to do if so and hope someone looks into who planned it

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:20 PM

10. I cannot think of any other reason

None of this makes any sense.

The Miami event seemed to take place in a more commercial area - high-rises, office buildings and freeways. The neighborhood around Scott and Airport (Houston) are densely populated. If a couple of those choppers collided and crashed, the casualty count would be horrific.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:26 PM

11. Trying for a real life reaction that no mock up could provide maybe?

Anyone know who plans such things if it is DHS?

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:35 PM

12. Actually, from watching the footage, i think it was over downtown and Liberty City

Liberty City is one of the poorest and most dangerous parts of Miami. Similar to Huston in that aspect I guess.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:11 PM

13. I wondered why the anchors had no idea where it was happening in Miami.

Now, it makes sense. They had probably never been there.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:50 PM

3. Didn't this get locked?

 

I thought it was a horrible lock, whoever did that.

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Response to fishiefish (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:52 PM

6. I'm presenting it this time without comment or cross-reference. n/t

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:50 PM

4. You know, I even sent Carlos Miller a text this morning asking about this...

He said that he had read about it and hadn't covered it.

I was hoping for an indy lens perspective of this too...

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:04 PM

8. Getting ready for the coming insurrection and/or civil war the loons on the Right badly seem to want

 

I can think of no sane reason for military exercises, such as this, over civilization populations in this country, without plans in place to make it real at some future date.

Can anyone imagine the chaos and the resultant response, the first time the military uses live fire against anyone or group in this country, in a city somewhere?

Can't win elections? Take over and run things anyway.

Drip, drip, drip...

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:23 PM

14. Just preparatory Drills in anticipation of Cuba or Mexico Invading Us...

Gotta keep us "On Our Toes" against "Them Terraists" ...Don'tcha Know....

Also could be testing new equipment...the better to "serve the people."

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:29 PM

15. We really need to start getting into the military's heads........

especially the grunts and lower echelons. I think it's pretty obvious that the PTBs are preparing for SOMETHING involving domestic unrest. Maybe (or maybe not) they don't think it's likely, but it's obvious it IS preparing no matter how unlikely. Revolutions always need the support or at least the inactivity of the military lower ranks to either succeed or avoid a bloodbath. It's probably time for everyone who knows someone in the military to find out where they stand on firing on civilians.

And yes, I also agree that these could be exercises in intimidation.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:03 PM

16. Locking

This does not meet the SoP of this Forum. Please feel free to repost in Creative Speculation.

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