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Army training exercise happening on Houston's south side
ABC13 Houston ^ | 1-28-13 | Staff

Posted on 01/28/2013 7:18:43 PM PST by 444Flyer

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appears there's a massive SWAT scene happening.

People have been calling police, as well as our newsroom, saying they're hearing gunshots in the area of Scott and Airport. It turns out, the Army says, it's a multi-agency training drill. They're doing it at the old Carnegie High School.

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To: Toespi
"...I can not imagine what people thought watching this happening at a school, they had to be mortified after Sandy Hook."

What about the risk of a accident during one of these sessions. Who is liable if a chopper fails mechanically and goes down in a suburban neighborhood? Do those planning these operations take into consideration all the possibilities in the event of a major screw up on their part?

41 posted on 01/28/2013 10:25:45 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts; 2ndDivisionVet
You are sadly ignorant of how the Obama ghetto follower is armed. He is armed with unregistered semiautomatic firearms.

Yes, but the 0bama ghetto gangbangers travel in packs, selecting individual defenseless victims (more points if they're white & elderly) to terrorize with guns & physical assults. Once determined whites start firing back at them in earnest, they will scatter like rats & vermin. Gangbangers & socialist lefties are never used to anyone fighting back, and when it happens, the gangbangers & lefties will lose!

42 posted on 01/28/2013 10:45:35 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: 444Flyer

A lot of vulnables live in that area.


43 posted on 01/28/2013 10:49:20 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SatinDoll

Links?


44 posted on 01/28/2013 10:59:42 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t even buy 22 ammo where I live. There were a few
birdshot 12 gauge but nothing else. Those birdshot loads can be easily turned into slugs by waxing them. Look on youtube to see how easy they are converted. Waxers, or Wax shot 12 gauge.


45 posted on 01/28/2013 11:43:02 PM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesn’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: TheZMan
hippies with 22 LRs cause it makes them feel manly.

German snipers used 22 rifles as sniper weapons, did we make fun of them? The UZI also used 22 lR ammo.

46 posted on 01/28/2013 11:48:40 PM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesn’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: Salamander

I posted a vanity this evening about the subject.

A relative who regularly uses Facebook noted the large number of comments concerning the coordinated training excercises for Martial Law by LEOs and Homeland Security.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2982945/posts

I noticed the events in Miami, and now Houston. It all looks peculiar, especially the timing.


47 posted on 01/29/2013 12:35:48 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: 444Flyer

I remember a few years ago when black helicopters hovered over a Dairy Ashford high school here in Houston.


48 posted on 01/29/2013 12:52:20 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: batterycommander

As long as you re happy believing that. They will kill us joyfully when they remember their employer knows where THEIR family lives.


49 posted on 01/29/2013 2:10:15 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The most brutal and bloody wars in Rome were between fellow Romans. After the Social War, and then the Civil war between Caesar and Pompey, Rome had a civil war so often it became expected.

It was very common for a legion to attack a fellow legion that it had fought side by side with a short time before. There are records of father and son fighting each other on the field.

They followed orders. That is what soldiers do. Expecting that the US military will not kill US citizens is foolish. They have a long history of following orders. Look at the attack on the Bonus army, crowd control with machine guns (Gatling) during the Civil War, and Katrina of you don’t believe me.


50 posted on 01/29/2013 4:07:20 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Axamari

“Makes perfect sense to do it in cities.”

Oh, really?

So if your opposition lives in small villages, you’ll want to train around skyscrapers, giant warehouses and five-story office complexes.

BTW, welcome to FR.


51 posted on 01/29/2013 4:39:40 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Texas56

I doubt you’ll get an answer.


52 posted on 01/29/2013 4:50:50 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: MHGinTN

Technical point. Iran is Shiite. MB is Sunni. They hate each other’s guts. MB would be thrilled with anybody attacking Iran.

Iran is backing Shiite Assad in Syria, whose 10% minority tribe rules over the 90% rest of Sunni Syria. The rebels are backed by MB, who want to overthrow Assad and make Syria Sunni controlled.

However, back in the US, the radical left are terrified of war, ever, for any reason, and would natter incessantly on Obama if there is even a suggestion the US might attack Iran, or even more so if the US is planning a ground invasion.

And they wouldn’t believe Obama saying he wasn’t planning to attack Iran, any more than we would believe him for just about anything. So natter, natter, natter, until he stopped the military field exercises in the US.


53 posted on 01/29/2013 5:07:12 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: 444Flyer

Wouldn’t the Posse Comitatus Act prohibit the Federal Government from coming into Texas with guns unless Governor Perry asked them to?


54 posted on 01/29/2013 7:41:04 AM PST by Puzzleman ("Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. " -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Puzzleman

When you have a bastard ruling through executive orders, a cowardly Congress run by republicants, and a media eager to spread the propaganda fed to them by the ruling sonofabitch, little restrictions like PCA mean nothing. We The People have been usurped. We are no longer the sovereigns of a Constitutional Republic. Don’t expect the pirate Roberts sitting atop the stinking outhouse called the supreme court to reign in the one he was placed to protect.


55 posted on 01/29/2013 8:01:09 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Axamari
The majority of the population live in the cities or in very close proximity. If they want to dominate, it would make sense they would do it there. The military has always done their training for city combat away from the general population in places like 29 Palms (Marine Corps). This in your face stuff is new under Obama. And the training of military hand in hand with LEAs should be outlawed under Posse Comitatus.
56 posted on 01/29/2013 8:05:56 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Puzzleman
(Just saw your post at 54. Ping to 56.)

Posse Comitatus Act - Definition

This article is about a United States statute prohibiting the use of the armed forces for law enforcement. For the sheriff's powers of law enforcement at common law, see posse comitatus. For the terrorist organization, see The Posse Comitatus.

The Posse Comitatus Act is a federal law of the United States (18 USC 1385) passed in 1878, after the end of Reconstruction, and was intended to prohibit Federal troops from supervising elections in former Confederate states. It generally prohibits Federal military personnel and units of the United States National Guard under Federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The original act only referred to the Army, but the Air Force was added in 1956 and the Navy and Marine Corps have been included by a regulation of the Department of Defense. This law is mentioned whenever it appears that the Department of Defense is interfering in domestic disturbances.

There are a number of exceptions to the act. These include:

National Guard units while under the authority of the governor of a state;

Troops when used pursuant to the Federal authority to quell domestic violence as was the case during the Rodney King riots;

The President of the United States can waive this law in an emergency;

In December 1981 additional laws were enacted (codified 10 USC 371-78) clarifying permissible military assistance to civilian law enforcement agencies—including the Coast Guard—especially in combating drug smuggling into the United States. Posse Comitatus clarifications emphasize supportive and technical assistance (e.g., use of facilities, vessels, aircraft, intelligence, tech aid, surveillance) while generally prohibiting direct participation of DoD personnel in law enforcement (e.g., search, seizure, and arrests). For example, Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachments (LEDETS) serve aboard Navy vessels and perform the actual boardings of interdicted suspect drug smuggling vessels and, if needed, arrest their crews.
The relevant legislation is as follows:

Sec. 1385. - Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Posse_Comitatus_Act

57 posted on 01/29/2013 8:17:10 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: 444Flyer
Those exercises are happening in areas that are full of lefties. Same in my area. The local socialist NGO/bureaucrat herd is complaining. I'm not.

And consider this. The exercises are happening near places that could need defense against foreign forces, and this is an if-y time in foreign relations. The following is only a peek at one of several developments.

'Be Ready for a War in 2013 and Also Win it', China Tells its Soldiers
Daily Bhaskar ^ | Jan 18, 2013
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2979921/posts

China Warns Citizens To 'Prepare For The Worst' As It Sends Fighters To East China Sea
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2977235/posts


58 posted on 01/29/2013 8:42:02 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop
Happening in our neck of the woods tomorrow:
CHICAGO (CBS) — A school shooting drill planned for tomorrow in the far northwestern suburbs has many parents upset.

According to a letter from Cary-Grove High School principal Jay Sargeant, there will be a code red drill at the school on Wednesday.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/29/cary-grove-drill-to-include-shooting-blanks-in-hallways/
59 posted on 01/29/2013 8:49:40 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: 444Flyer
A peek at another ongoing development. Many of us tend to forget what's going on--that is, those of us who pay attention at all. The real greatest threat to your freedoms are in each of your locales: those pushing against your rights for their various pecuniary interests.

Iranian Book Celebrating Suicide Bombers Found in Arizona Desert
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2983066/posts


60 posted on 01/29/2013 8:52:07 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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