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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:10 AM

Holy shit! Army running helicopter exercises in Los Angeles.

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They actually landed on Wilshire. To put that is perspective that would be like landing on 5th Ave, or Park Ave, or Main Street in your town. Appears that there was no warning, scared the shit out of local residence.

Now why would the Army do this? I can think of two options, and neither is good.

More links - Why would the Army need to 'practice' landings in downtown LA? Camp Pendelton is 50 miles south, plenty of practice areas.



https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/02/04/military-drills-taking-place-in-la-long-beach-areas/

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-army-training-20190204-story.html

https://ktla.com/2019/02/04/army-conducting-training-in-l-a-long-beach/

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Reply Holy shit! Army running helicopter exercises in Los Angeles. (Original post)
rufus dog Feb 5 OP
fleabiscuit Feb 5 #1
Pachamama Feb 5 #34
Anon-C Feb 5 #35
Dem2theMax Feb 5 #2
Maru Kitteh Feb 5 #3
rufus dog Feb 5 #4
Dem2theMax Feb 5 #5
rufus dog Feb 5 #6
Dem2theMax Feb 5 #7
Liberty Belle Feb 5 #8
rufus dog Feb 5 #9
A HERETIC I AM Feb 5 #13
rufus dog Feb 5 #15
William Seger Feb 5 #20
LuvNewcastle Feb 5 #10
rufus dog Feb 5 #14
TeamPooka Feb 5 #11
SunSeeker Feb 5 #12
AlexSFCA Feb 5 #16
Honeycombe8 Feb 5 #17
Fuzzpope Feb 5 #18
BadgerMom Feb 5 #19
MrScorpio Feb 5 #21
SleeplessinSoCal Feb 5 #22
SleeplessinSoCal Feb 5 #23
barbtries Feb 5 #24
anarch Feb 5 #25
barbtries Feb 5 #26
Abnredleg Feb 5 #27
Igel Feb 5 #28
Ufta88 Feb 5 #29
DVRacer Feb 5 #30
PJMcK Feb 5 #31
global1 Feb 5 #32
MicaelS Feb 5 #33
ThoughtCriminal Feb 5 #36

Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:16 AM

1. WTF!?

That's needs to be fleshed out.

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 08:28 AM

34. Preparing for Trump's "National Emergency"?

This is not normal....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 08:45 AM

35. I would not be surprised.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:19 AM

2. This ain't normal.

What the hell are they doing?

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:21 AM

3. Give a stupid toddler-man big toys

get stupid games.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:22 AM

4. Anyone have a Kos account?

Post the links over there please. I can never recall Army exercises in a city setting. Again, I can only think of two good reasons for this practice and neither is good.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:30 AM

5. I'm really close to Camp Pendleton.

So close that the house shakes whenever they have military exercises. They have never gone off base to do anything like this. And there are military helicopters flying by everyday as well.

And, there is always a notice on their Facebook page to let us know when they will be having drills.

That would have scared the living daylights out of me if I had been in Los Angeles when this happened.

As I said before, something really ain't right. What in the world is happening to our country?

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:35 AM

6. For those outside the area

Pendelton is a major marine base along the coast. They have areas to simulate experiences for pilots.

Why use Downtown LA when you can simulate it?

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:44 AM

7. Exactly.

That's why it scares me to think of why they would be doing this. Camp Pendleton is huge, plenty of room to do whatever they need to do.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:49 AM

8. What are the two options?

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:00 AM

9. I can think of a couple

1. There is actionable intelligence that the Wilshire corridor is a target. Likely the biggest target for ME terrorists on the West Coast

2. Intimidation of the West Coast. Potential exercises in Long Beach don't make a lot of sense unless the threats are to shipping. Port of LB and LA are the largest ports in US. If tied to actionable intelligence then intimidation is off the table.



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Response to rufus dog (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:35 AM

13. Option 3;

Itís a training exercise

But what the fuck. Make your go to a nefarious cause, because that sells newspapers

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:39 AM

15. I hope you are right

But landing a helicopter on Wilshire?!!!

I may need to pack away the tin foil, but something seems off.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:41 AM

20. Something REALLY seems off in putting citizens in danger of a mishap

Every time there are military aircraft in the sky over populated areas, you're taking that risk, but some risk is unavoidable. Deliberately planning a close training operation in the middle of a populated area seems pretty avoidable to me.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:26 AM

10. I don't like the timing of this at all.

Right before a SOTU speech when Donald is talking about declaring a state of emergency? Doesnít smell good to me.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:36 AM

14. Smells horrible

Face it, the Country has a bias against the West Coast. Claims the terrorists are coming in from the Southern Border. Wilshire Blvd would not be a logical target except for ME terrorists. Unless you are Stephen Miller, then you get liberal LA/Hollywood, Jews, and Mexicans all in one focal point.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:31 AM

11. They run training exercises in LA area all the time. Last year they ran one on one of the highways

they used a some office buildings recently too.
It's all terrorist response training stuff.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:31 AM

12. There are big groups of Blackhawk helicopters doing exercises at Los Alamitos Reserve Base.

The Los Alamitos base is a large Joint Forces base just south of L.A. (30 miles) and about 90 miles north of San Diego's Camp Pendleton. It has a big air strip, but is usually pretty quiet. I've lived in the Los Alamitos area for decades and have never seen helicopter exercises like this.

They've been flying over my neighborhood the last couple nights making a lot of noise. Those choppers produce quite a racket just by whirring by. They're doing it again tonight. It's really fucking up my sleep.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:42 AM

16. movie production?

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:48 AM

17. Is Chuck Norris anywhere around? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:54 AM

18. Or Segal.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:59 AM

19. Didn't Michael Moore report that a military exercise occurred in Flint, MI?

If memory serves, it happened as the water issue was coming to light.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:09 AM

21. They did the same thing in Flint

Thatís some scary stuff

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:17 AM

23. is this a hoax? I went to KTLA twitter page. nothing.

Not seeing coverage. Will keep an eye out.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:19 AM

24. like we're entering the dystopia.

i've had nightmares about shit like this.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:36 AM

25. I'd say we're two-plus years into dystopia

dystopia is "settling in" at this point.

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Response to anarch (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 06:53 AM

26. yeah. sigh

my concept is sort of out of sci fi, but would not disagree with you. fucking republicans and sick, sick trump and his cult.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 06:54 AM

27. The Military has been doing training like this for years

They recognize that the future battlefields will likely be urban and they need to train for it. They always put out a media statement and attempt to warn the local residents, although there are always those who don't get the world.

As to why real cities and not military training areas, the reason is quite simple. You can't replicate mega-cities on military bases so you need to train in real cities.


Edit: More on "Realistic Urban Training". Apparently they were very common when Obama was president.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:20 AM

28. Remember the training exercises in Texas?

And the RW response that the imposition of martial law was nearly upon us?

That was what, 6 years ago? We mocked them.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:28 AM

29. Venzuela? Trump has murmured the words of War.

 

Can we withstand another War for Oil?

This is from Reuters this morning.
Looks like a big clusterfk.
China & Russia have holdings & eyes on Venezuela's Oil as well.
Trump's recent sanctions have created a mass of oil tankers in the southern Gulf waters, all loaded up & no where to go until V sets up a point of the pre-payments Maduro demanded before oil can leave the country.

The pre-payments came about in retaliation to Trump's sanctions.
US buys a lot of oil from V, for our refinerys., where it gets mixed with naptha to lighten the weight of V's heavy crude.
We then sell it on the global market.

It appears Trump's sanctions on V has created a standoff with Maduro demanding pre-payment.

China & Russia aren't going to wait forever till Trump & Maduro makeup & open the oil spigot.

Just a suggestion as to the possible increase in military ops as noted.

War for Oil isn't a new thing for the US, & consider John Bolton sits close to Trump.

It would not suprise me if this is in the works if Maduro doesn't comply.

I hope not. For the citizens of Venzuela & the unrest a war of this nature would bring to North & South America.

Is this why Trump is calling our troops back from the ME?
And is this the real reason why he demands a wall to seal our southern border?
Because this war for oil has been in the planning for longer than we know of?

Maybe I'm overreacting to another drumbeat of War for Oil.
I hope I'm way off base in my concerns.

Here is the Reuters article:

Reuters
MON FEB 4, 2019 / 5:41 PM EST
Armada of tankers with Venezuelan oil forms in U.S. Gulf:

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1PT28X

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:41 AM

30. Jade Helm part 2

In movie guy voice,ĒJust when You thought the attack from Walmartís in Texas was over, Itís time for some Westcoast action on none other than Wilshire Blvd! Coming this summer to an In and Out Burger near youĒ

Oh ok Iím just teasing a little, Dad and Mom were Santa Anna Valley High Ď64 love going back to visit the area. Iím planning on dropping in this June so you have been warned.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:44 AM

31. This is from the LA Times

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-army-training-20190204-story.html

Sounds above-board to me. I think you can put away your tin-foil hat... at least until Trump gives his "speech" tonight.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:53 AM

32. I Was In Denver A Week Or Two Before The Dem Convention There And....

was being dropped off at my hotel by a friend when all of a sudden - helicopters came roaring down the street we were on - circling the downtown area near the convention center - and landing on roofs of certain buildings. This all came out of nowhere. There were no warnings. Everybody in the area was freaked out and scared because we didn't know what was happening.

Later that night it was broadcast on the night news and in the papers in the morning that it was the military doing a drill in case there was an attack at the convention center during the Dem Convention.

Why this might be happening in LA? Are there any national events coming up in LA? Award shows where there may be tons of people showing up? The military might be training for that.

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Response to global1 (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 08:19 AM

33. Jeez people, calm down.

It's a training exercise.

The Army does this all the time. They did some in the Ft Worth in 2017.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Loud-Blasts-Heard-Near-Downtown-Fort-Worth-From-Police-Training-450443303.html%3famp=y

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:37 PM

36. Need to train for the unexpected

Like this


Okay, bad movie, but the battle in L.A. is what "Reign of Fire" should have been.

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