This following piece of news information that I stumbled upon a few days ago, alarmed me considerably. Ordinarily I am not a jittery kind of person although I had seen a lot of politico-military upheaval in my lifetime. A lot of you already know that I lived under an authoritarian socialist military government.This time I am very concerned, because I had not been so aware of the anxiety in the population as we are experiencing currently. I may be more aware nowadays because of the bad economic times especially aggravated by the current administration which, in my opinion, is pushing us into more debt, fiscal indiscipline and is making a greater proportion of the population more dependent on government programs and handouts.
Here is what I read:
The LAPD will be providing support for the exercises, which will also be held in other portions of the greater Los Angeles area, police said.
Training sites “have been carefully selected to ensure the event does not negatively impact the citizens of Los Angeles and their daily routine,” a department official said.
The training, which a department official said would involve helicopters, has been coordinated with local authorities and owners of the training sites, police said.
Police said safety precautions have been taken to prevent risk to the general public and military personnel involved.
The exercises are closed to the public, police said.
The exercises are designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployments, and meet mandatory training certification requirements, police said.
Source: KFI AM 640…January 24, 2012
Then I read afterward that these have already gone on in downtown Boston, Mass and Little Rock, Arkansas with Army helicopters flying around between the skyscrapers during the night. Actually there are videos that someone had posted on the internet and the sound and silhouettes of the whirlybirds are unmistakable. Actually some observers thought that they were part of a movie being made. They did not find out until later that it was a military exercise taking place. Not too many people heard about it, did you? Obviously the news media did not publicize the event.
Then there was a video –near Watsonville, CA –of a train-load of hundreds of tanks being moved from northern to southern California. Tanks? Weren’t these the same mechanized instruments used by authoritarian regimes to suppress their rebellious populations.
I had seen them bring out these armored monsters when they took over power from the legitimate elected government one March morning under cover of darkness. They did the same thing when I was a university student and they were brought in to rout the students protesting against them on campus after they had killed over a hundred students by machine gun fire.
Memories from 50 years ago began to flood back into my consciousness, the old fears began to appear again and the nightmare world again seems to close in on me. Is it happening all over again to me after I had fled this far away from the original?
Recently I wrote about my concern for this kind of scenario allowing the use of armed forces on American soil for law enforcement purposes: the signing of NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). My sense of security has been shattered, that comfort which I had for all these years in America seem to have evaporated instantly. This could not be happening here or is it?
How about Posse Comitatus? I suddenly remember that we have that to protect us, what is that?
What is our government preparing for, that requires helicopters, tanks and the Army? George Soros did say recently that this bad economy is going to lead to riots in the streets, financial collapse and government clamp down. Perhaps the administration is preparing for that and you may remember what I have written before, that there is only a very thin line between the use of military power under the constitution and the assumption of political power by military force. In either scenario there is nothing good about it. The last time I saw that, they suspended the constitution– in my native country– and life was not the same afterward.