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Massachusetts Citizens Frightened by Midnight Military Exercises

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Editor’s note: After this story was posted earlier today, the Sun Sentinel in Hollywood, Florida, reported on a drill and advised citizens not to worry:

People in Hollywood may be startled (again) by the sight of menacing looking figures rappelling from a Blackhawk helicopter over various public buildings. Don’t worry, though, it’s only a drill.

The Hollywood Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security are taking part in a Master Rappelling training exercise, according to a city notice.

The training began Thursday and is scheduled to continue Friday afternoon at several government-owned buildings. But the specific locations are being kept hush-hush for security reasons.

The Pentagon is conducting surprise military drills with increasing frequency around the country, alarming citizens and acclimating them to the presence of obtrusive combat technology and simulated warfare.

The latest in-your-face training exercise occurred in Plainville and Worchester, Massachusetts.

As usual, most citizens were unaware of the drills until helicopters swooped over their neighborhoods.

“Many residents were surprised and scared Wednesday evening when military helicopters descended on the vacant Wood School into the late hours of the night in a scene that might have appeared to simulate the United States’ special forces attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound last year.” the Sun Chronicle reported on Friday.

“The helicopters were landing around the Worcester Memorial Auditorium in Lincoln Square and buzzing neighborhoods, prompting many telephone calls and e-mails to the Telegram & Gazette from residents curious about what was happening,” another newspaper reported.

Even the cops were clueless. “A police officer sent to close off Main Street at State said he did not know what was going on, leaving the people around there to wonder. Left to their own devices, people thought the hubbub might be that it was filming for a new Sandra Bullock movie or that it was part of a police effort to round up all the gang members or prostitutes in the city.”

“We apologize for any inconvenience or unforeseen disturbance,” said Maj. Emily Potter, public affairs officer for the U.S. Army.

A Plainville bureaucrat who signed off on the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces exercise was miffed the operation went past midnight. “A 6-year-old would have more common sense” than to continue a military exercise in a residential neighborhood at that time, he said.

Black helicopters swooping over residential homes and simulated warfare in the public space after midnight are obviously designed to send a message – the military will do whatever it wants, whenever it wants and the irritation voiced by citizens is not a consideration.

The Federalist Papers are replete with warnings about standing armies and how they are used to deliver tyranny. The framers of the Constitution objected to a standing army because a “standing army in the hands of a government placed so independent of the people, may be made a fatal instrument to overturn the public liberties; it may be employed to enforce the collection of the most oppressive taxes, and to carry into execution the most arbitrary measures. An ambitious man who may have the army at his devotion, may step up into the throne, and seize upon absolute power.”

“Newspapers editorialized after the American Revolution against standing armies, referring to them as ‘that great support of tyrants’ and as a ‘manifest danger to public liberty,’” writes Laurence M. Vance.

Now, as reportage carried by Sun Chronicle and the Telegram & Gazette demonstrates, newspapers are not particularly concerned by the manifest dangers standing – and drill-obsessed – armies pose to liberty.

Instead, editors and reporters are star-struck by the awesome power of war machinery on parade and if there are any complaints to be reported from citizens, it concerns sleeping children past midnight, not tyranny.


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4 Responses to " Massachusetts Citizens Frightened by Midnight Military Exercises "

  1. Dave Hudson says:

    The above story is one of stupidy. The police and Homeland Security can carry out these drills on military installations if they desire. The fact of the matter is they are preparing for martial law to be implemented. That is another thing that is unnecessary there is no civil unrest and no one is trying to take over the government. This is crazy and needs to stop.

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  2. James says:

    The Sheriff; constitutionally, has MORE POWER than the pricky-dick of the United States and all the Conga-boons in ZOG.

    Evidently, these people need to elect another Sheriff.

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    • Frei Alan says:

      Are you speaking with sarcasm, or do you honestly believe that the present government gives a hoot about the Constitution. Sheriff Arapaio in Arizona has been making a public case of the President’s birth certificate, stating that the electronic file released by the White House is a fraud. He is doing his Constitutional duty: is anybody listening? If the “Justice” Department is obstructing justice, and the Supreme Court is legislating from the bench, is there any point in pretending we have a Constitutional government?

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  3. David says:

    So, now that our response to their social enginneering techniques have been created, now what? Should we even care? We will make our own individual assessments upon flight for life before we perish at the hands of the sociopathic power corrupted mentally ill who wish to promote such tactics upon us.AND WHAT WILL THEY DO AFTER WE ARE VANQUISHED ? mOVE TO THE NEXT HERD OF SHEEPLE CITIZENS TO INTIMIDATE AND DESTROY WITH ALL OF THEIR MILITARY MIGHT?and then what?and then what? and on and on.Dont make any children to have to live in this messed up human anarchy of money and power thats what I decided, just work while theres still a job to pay you and pay off your funeral before they come to get us and destroy us for what ever their meniacle reasons are. But if you walk out into the public brandishing a weapon what happens to you? When the government wealth machine wants to intimidate all of a community with their weapons what happens to them? Fairness? HA!

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