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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:18 PM

Army drill scares residents on Houston's south side

Source: KTRK-TV

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

We received a lot of phones calls, Tweets and Facebook posts from worried neighbors, wondering what was going on.

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

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The U.S. Army along with other agencies took over the old Carnegie Vanguard High School near Scott and Airport. There were armed men in fatigues, plenty of weapons and what many thought were real live rounds

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Read more: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8971311

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Reply Army drill scares residents on Houston's south side (Original post)
bananas Jan 2013 OP
triplepoint Jan 2013 #1
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #2
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #6
Enrique Jan 2013 #3
bananas Jan 2013 #15
RC Jan 2013 #4
cynzke Jan 2013 #13
RC Jan 2013 #16
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #5
woo me with science Jan 2013 #7
Joe Shlabotnik Jan 2013 #8
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #9
DeSwiss Jan 2013 #10
octoberlib Jan 2013 #11
Crowman1979 Jan 2013 #12
bvar22 Jan 2013 #14
RC Jan 2013 #17

Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:36 PM

1. texas war games-Why Am I NOT Surprised?

 

What a fucked-up state of siege!

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:36 PM

2. They did the same thing in Miami a few days ago...

 

Why?

Sounds like intimidation to me.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:04 AM

6. Wonder what they are planning.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:40 PM

3. they just did this in Miami a couple of days ago

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Response to Enrique (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:42 PM

15. That's a scary video, on several levels. It looks and sounds like a war zone. nt

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:58 PM

4. And what happens when the local "Militia" comes out to save their neighborhood, using live ammo?

 

Thinking the exercise is terrorists doing their thing?

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Response to RC (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:39 AM

13. More likely....

they thought Obama and the government were coming to get their guns!

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Response to cynzke (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:17 PM

16. All the more reason for them to shoot back.

 

I wonder how many are still waiting for Bill Clinton to come knockin' on their doors?

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:03 AM

5. weird, creepy stuff


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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:10 AM

7. It's getting dystopian out there. nt

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:08 AM

8. DHS gone wild.

This shits getting crazy. No money for social programs, but a blank cheque for playing urban-rambo. I bet Alex Jones is lovin' it.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:21 AM

9. The Authority Crew will tell you it's SOP

but they always say that no matter what it is.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:39 AM

10. ''They Thought They Were Free''

"You see," my colleague went on, "one doesn’t see exactly where or how to move. Believe me, this is true. Each act, each occasion, is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join with you in resisting somehow. You don’t want to act, or even talk, alone; you don’t want to ‘go out of your way to make trouble.’ Why not?—Well, you are not in the habit of doing it. And it is not just fear, fear of standing alone, that restrains you; it is also genuine uncertainty.

"Uncertainty is a very important factor, and, instead of decreasing as time goes on, it grows. Outside, in the streets, in the general community, ‘everyone’ is happy. One hears no protest, and certainly sees none. You know, in France or Italy there would be slogans against the government painted on walls and fences; in Germany, outside the great cities, perhaps, there is not even this. In the university community, in your own community, you speak privately to your colleagues, some of whom certainly feel as you do; but what do they say? They say, ‘It’s not so bad’ or ‘You’re seeing things’ or ‘You’re an alarmist.’

"And you are an alarmist. You are saying that this must lead to this, and you can’t prove it. These are the beginnings, yes; but how do you know for sure when you don’t know the end, and how do you know, or even surmise, the end? On the one hand, your enemies, the law, the regime, the Party, intimidate you. On the other, your colleagues pooh-pooh you as pessimistic or even neurotic. You are left with your close friends, who are, naturally, people who have always thought as you have.

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- K&R

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:41 AM

11. Wtf?

Military drills taking place in and over two major metropolitan areas are causing many Americans to wonder if indeed, the government is preparing for civil unrest or martial law. Over the last week, The Blaze reported Monday, military helicopters were seen buzzing the city of Miami in a joint exercise. Houston ABC affiliate KTRK said Monday that the Army is conducting a multi-agency drill in the area of Scott and Airport.
Authorities in Miami, however, said there's nothing to be concerned about.
“This is routine training conducted by military personnel designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployments, and meet mandatory training certification requirement,” local police told the Miami Herald.



Nevertheless, the sight of soldiers rappelling onto rooftops and the sound of gunfire have many concerned.
At one point, a photographer in Miami captured video of a military helicopter firing its machine guns as it flew over an area freeway. The chopper was firing blanks, but an artist visiting the city apparently didn't know that.

“I heard the machine gun fire and then I hit the deck…I didn’t know what to expect, and it was one of the loudest things I’d ever heard,” Josh Epperson said.
CBS Miami said that a similar exercise took place in April 2011, and The Blaze reported that Black Hawk helicopters buzzed buildings in Minneapolis last summer.
But many are wondering why, and fearing the worst.
"This is in anticipation of eventual inner-city anarchy. However, if civil war breaks out the military arm of the DHS will step in," one person wrote at KTRK.
"A multi-agency drilling training....for what and against whom?" asked another.

http://www.examiner.com/article/military-drills-major-cities-alarm-citizens-raise-fears-of-government-action

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:45 AM

12. All this over a bag of Marijuana in somebody's Locker I assume.

Along with cutting defense, we also need to cut the militarization of our nation's police forces as well.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:21 PM

14. Exactly WHAT are they "training" for?

I wonder if they realize that Red Dawn was a work of fiction,
and have another "enemy" in mind?

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:23 PM

17. "Red Dawn" is a training film that was accidentally released.

 

And WE, the general population, are the enemy within.

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