Massachusetts Citizens Frightened by Midnight Military Exercises

Kurt Nimmo
August 3, 2012

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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Comment by Michael Clair on August 4, 2012 at 1:19am

"unforeseen disruption" what in the world

Comment by Michael Clair on August 4, 2012 at 1:18am

Get the people use to seeing military everywhere... : / that is some bull.

Comment by Jim Braun on August 4, 2012 at 1:17am

Remember the "The Gauntlet" with Clint Eastwood? he did it with a bus through a hail of gun fire.

Comment by Jim Braun on August 4, 2012 at 1:15am

Tell the sheeple anything,they will believe it. We don't believe anything from the mouth of liars anymore. We have let them go to far and now we face a dictator. Voting has become a sham and something to apease the masses,thinking we have done something. then when all wrong people get in office,they just sit back and laugh at us. Not funny anymore,we are serious,we are still armed,we know where they live and where they go. I bet we can find some spaced out drug addict to crash through a big gate,drive the truck through the front door and ignite a large device. Maybe that be me?

Comment by Patty Volies on August 3, 2012 at 11:36pm

I think that's also what they are calling it in Vegas and Other places.

Comment by apeman2502 on August 3, 2012 at 11:21pm

  Bullshit. more of the Bush cabal's FEMA/DHS uber alles.

Comment by Jim Braun on August 3, 2012 at 8:56pm

that's what I say. These people have families someplace. Seem's to me they would be logical targets as well. Need to get those laws rockets and stinger missiles out of the closet,dust them off. they both can play hell on any helicopter.

Comment by Jerry H Alexander on August 3, 2012 at 8:30pm

And they have Children,maybe! I wonder sometime if these soldiers have a family. Doe`s anyone know these people?

Comment by TheLasersShadow on August 3, 2012 at 7:43pm

yea I mean screw the citizens lets just go nuts right?

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