Military explains Special Ops units doing ‘urban training’. Been seeing black helicopters overhead? Uniformed troops with guns drawn? Armored vehicles cruising through your residential neighborhood? Worry not; it’s just the U.S. military’s Special Operations Command doing “realistic urban training” for military maneuvers on site in cities across the United States because that’s what they need to be able to do, according to the military.
And KTRK in Houston reported, the Army “took over the old Carnegie Vanguard High School.” “There were armed men in fatigues, plenty of weapons and what many though were real live rounds.” The events have a history of causing alarm. During a recent drill in Miami, a photographer “captured video of a military helicopter firing its machine guns as it flew over an area freeway.” “The chopper was firing blanks. Army spokesman Michael Noggle told WND the military considers the drills routine. He said it’s the responsibility of local authorities who give the military permission to stage practice assaults to notify their residents.
“These are standard training exercises known [as] realistic urban training conducted by units from United States Special Operations Command,” he said. Noggle said the “purpose of the realistic urban training is to give our Special Operators an opportunity to hone their skills in a controlled, but unfamiliar, realistic urban environment that cannot be replicated with the bare-boned facades found on military installation ranges.”
The Special Operations teams, he said, want to train away from their home bases because they know the layout there, maybe too well to make training effective. “Though we have excellent training areas on military installations, it is impossible to replicate what a real urban environment offers,” Noggle explained. “It is important for our military members to train in a variety of different locations and unfamiliar environments to prepare for combat overseas. This city provides a great opportunity to capitalize on the unfamiliarity of a large, urban environment and has worked well so far. Because the military works with local authorities, who are supposed to notify their residents. “There is a very detailed DOD realistic urban training approval process that USSOCOM complies before conducting any training outside of a military installation,” Noggle told WND. “Foremost is notifying (and gaining permission from) the local law enforcement as well as local government officials. It is left to the discretion of the local law enforcement and government officials to notify the general public of military training.”
Our interface is through the local authorities. We were invited by the cities to conduct joint training exercises to enhance the effectiveness of both services in order to better protect the residents. Cary Grove High School principal Jay Sargeant said the event would include “shooting blanks from a gun.” The purpose was to condition teachers and students to the sound of gunfire, the report said. “A decade ago, ‘black helicopters’ were fantasy according to the official account, and a favorite among conspiracy theorists. Today, it’s just an everyday occurrence, while the plans to ‘resettle’ the American people, or at least its dissidents, in concentration camps is officially on the books.” The commentary linked to another site that has posted a 2010 report from the Army called “Internment and Resettlement Operations.” “The public is being conditioned to give up its own defenses, in the way of 2nd Amendment infringements, all while being repeatedly trained to accept a constant police-military presence in its major cities,” the commentary said.
Sources—wnd, bob unruh