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Blackhawks Circle Low Through Chicago Skies as Secret Service Releases Security Details
Chicago Fox ^ | April 17, 2012

Posted on 04/17/2012 6:50:14 AM PDT by upchuck

Edited on 04/17/2012 7:09:02 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Blackhawks and A/MH-6 Little Bird helicopters used by special forces circling low through downtown Chicago skies made for a scary scene along the Chicago River, as they rattled windows flying among the city's skyscrapers.

The training exercise comes as the city found out some of the details of what the Secret Service wants for security at next month's summit at McCormick Place.


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More training for ovomit's domestic terrorist force.

Wonder if this is related to the "unexpected" high number of murders in Chi-town that are all the fault of previous Mayor Daley?

Then again, maybe they were prepping for the filming of "Blackhawk Down II."

1 posted on 04/17/2012 6:50:20 AM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Booty call?


2 posted on 04/17/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT by LRS ("How many fingers, Winston?")
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To: upchuck

Why not hold the summit in a small town where it is easier to secure an area. Like maybe Plattville or Helmar?


3 posted on 04/17/2012 6:58:05 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: upchuck
Hopefully this is not April 29th through May 2nd. My wife is making me go to some literacy conference with her in downtown Chicago. She will be in meetings all day and me around the hotel. Too bad the Cubs are in Cincinnati then.
4 posted on 04/17/2012 6:58:45 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: Sybeck1

Surprising the summit dates aren’t in the article.

May 20-21.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 7:06:51 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: upchuck
There is a government site that displays all Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) by location and date. That is a good way to see why your locale is suddenly experiencing a heavy increase in government aircraft and vehicles. TFRs are warnings to civil pilots to stay away from locations where top government officials will be visiting. It is worth noting that TFRs have doubled or tripled since Obama has occupied the White House.
6 posted on 04/17/2012 7:06:51 AM PDT by pabianice (ame with)
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To: upchuck; hoosiermama; STARWISE; Liz; LucyT

Given the fact that Lynn Sweet is a WH tool, why was this released?

http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/11949201-452/secret-service-has-shopping-list-for-terror-proofing-nato-summit.html

Secret Service has shopping list for terror-proofing NATO summit

LYNN SWEET

Updated: April 17, 2012 5:58AM

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service has an extensive shopping list to fortify the Chicago NATO summit, from barriers to withstand a vehicle going 50 mph to 8-foot-high fences that can’t be climbed.

The specifics are contained in a bid request from the Secret Service, a document called “sensitive but unclassified.” The proposals for equipment rental and project management are due April 24 for the May 20-21 summit.

(snip)


7 posted on 04/17/2012 7:08:46 AM PDT by maggief
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To: upchuck
The people who ride trains that pass under McCormick Place will really enjoy it when they find out the trains will be halted. And the people who will be using O’Hare will really enjoy it when they find out that they will be delayed by the fleets of aircraft of the attendees.

But look for the slimy Rat bottom feeders who run Chicago, Illinois and the nation in front of the cameras at every opportunity to get face time with their brain-dead voters.

8 posted on 04/17/2012 7:08:58 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

That’s what I don’t get: if they had the events at McCormick Place South, they wouldn’t have to shut down those trains. Or do the trains run under South?


9 posted on 04/17/2012 7:15:46 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Sybeck1
White Sox have a day game on the 29th, if ya don't mind toodlin' around the Somalia side of town !
10 posted on 04/17/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT by tomkat (Newt / Sarah)
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To: tomkat

I will be totally out of my element. Here in Mississippi I have a permit to carry to go to areas like that. But I am going up on Amtrak, so no handguns I guess, and I don’t want to get caught in Chicago with a handgun which of course is legally mine. I can’t go anywhere that the 5-O isn’t close by.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 7:39:58 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

If they were serious about security in and around McCormick they would round up all the cab drivers and stick them in holding cells until the event was over. I’ve never seen a more scary crowd outside of the West Bank in Israel.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 7:46:39 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Sybeck1
Perhaps the wisest plan would be a bribe tempting enough to convince the Mrs. to call in sick that weekend ?!   ;-)

Have a gander here to see what some actual Second City Cops have to say about the current lay of the land in assHolder/Rahm/Øbammy's third world ruin of an American city.

13 posted on 04/17/2012 7:50:01 AM PDT by tomkat (Newt / Sarah)
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To: pabianice

Wow, thanks for that.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 7:50:07 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: upchuck

The SS was probably just scouting out a good hotel to set up their prostitutes in.


15 posted on 04/17/2012 7:51:29 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: tomkat
White Sox have a day game on the 29th

The Pirates had a home game one afternoon during the G8 summit in Pittsburgh. About 300 fans showed up. Literally you could not get there from here. They all got complimentary upgrades to the good seats.
16 posted on 04/17/2012 8:20:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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17 posted on 04/17/2012 8:59:48 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1183 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Sybeck1

Wats a lituricy confernce?


18 posted on 04/17/2012 9:06:20 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: upchuck

Nah, they are checking out to see if the pizza place is open yet.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 9:08:28 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: null and void

Why on earth are they advertising this thing and the security measures? Chicago is not that far from Toledo or Dearborn.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 9:16:44 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: upchuck

21 posted on 04/17/2012 9:22:40 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Proud2BeRight

This sounds like a good time for those occupier types to go ballistic.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 9:23:20 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: upchuck
Calling it routine training, city officials said in a statement such exercises are conducted by military personnel in various cities around the country. They say the exercises are designed to improve the military's ability to operate in urban environments.

I thought they did routine training on base.

23 posted on 04/17/2012 9:29:40 AM PDT by bgill
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To: upchuck
Wonder if this is related to the "unexpected" high number of murders in Chi-town

I may have missed some but I accounted for 53 shootings and 9 killings in a 2 week period. Since the majority of them occured on Friday night thru Sunday mornings, I think the safest days to travel thru there are Monday morning thru Thursday afternoon.....

(Use the bathroom before you get to town then drive fast and don't stop for anything)

24 posted on 04/17/2012 9:50:05 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: upchuck
Who are they trying to intimidate? Citizens? Anarchists won't give a flip... Anyone think our military would take out demonstrators using Blackhawks? Gimme a break.

Standard police helicopters could 'follow' a fleeing perp just as easily.

It's intimidation. Grandstanding. Something a lowlife like Louis Farrakhan would dream up.

25 posted on 04/17/2012 9:50:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: upchuck

Well, lessee, we can fly Air Force One low over the city.

Nahhh, that’s been done already.

Let’s use the black helicopters.


26 posted on 04/17/2012 9:54:21 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: al_c

That’s racist.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: maggief
The Secret Service has an extensive shopping list to fortify the Chicago NATO summit, from barriers to withstand a vehicle going 50 mph to 8-foot-high fences that can’t be climbed.
Except by our southern neighbors if it was on the border.

If they really do work, why not put them on the southern border?

Oops, the would be racist stopping Mexicans from coming over here for the democrat voting base.

28 posted on 04/17/2012 11:13:30 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: upchuck
That's racist.

Oh. Sorry. Maybe you'd prefer this one then .....

;-)

29 posted on 04/17/2012 12:49:01 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: goseminoles

Wats a lituricy confernce?


Its about lernin’ them kids in publik Skools.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 1:14:11 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: rfreedom4u
Why not hold the summit in a small town where it is easier to secure an area.

And lose the opportunity to train for urban assault in built-up terrain?
31 posted on 04/17/2012 2:19:11 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: maggief
>"8-foot-high fences that can’t be climbed."

Both party's have proclaimed this impossible! Fences don't work to secure borders. Just axe Juan McAmnesty!

32 posted on 04/17/2012 3:04:00 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rfreedom4u
Why not hold the summit in a small town where it is easier to secure an area. Like maybe Plattville or Helmar?

Entertainment and accessibility. I saw more than a few summits, conferences, whatever you want to call them, with high-ranking government officials during my time in the military, from the '70s through the '90s, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the US and Canada.

They aren't going to travel all that way just to visit Podunkville. Everything they discuss in person could most likely be conducted via email and teleconferences (and probably already has been discussed on some level). This is all about taking advantage of their positions.
33 posted on 04/17/2012 8:39:53 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: upchuck
Here come the Hawks, the mighty Blackhawks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Dn9CejwRc

34 posted on 04/18/2012 2:19:34 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: af_vet_rr
This is all about taking advantage of their positions.

So this is just an exercise of pre-empting the People for the sake of pre-emption, for putting on a big show of self-consequence and "walking wide" and swinging their elbows to catch people, just like Saddam used to.

Wonder if they'll have a special balcony built where they can fire rifles and Browning High Powers over the ordinary people's heads? The image politics would be priceless, the ego-boost positively ithyphallic.

35 posted on 04/18/2012 3:32:33 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus; rfreedom4u
So this is just an exercise of pre-empting the People for the sake of pre-emption, for putting on a big show of self-consequence and "walking wide" and swinging their elbows to catch people, just like Saddam used to.

Wonder if they'll have a special balcony built where they can fire rifles and Browning High Powers over the ordinary people's heads? The image politics would be priceless, the ego-boost positively ithyphallic.


Welcome to the last 5,000 years of civilization, although I'm sure leaders were inconveniencing people long before that.

This is larger than a lot of get-togethers, but I've also seen larger ones.

As for the balcony to fire off rifles, you should find a friend in government or the military who can get you into one of the major arms shows. You can watch civilian and military leaders fire off much more powerful weapons than rifles or Brownings.

rfreedom4u, you asked why Chicago? Besides the fact that they aren't going to travel here to visit Podunkville, the answer was staring us right in the face - the people handling all of the catering and contracting and rental equipment are probably Obama supporters from his Chicago days.
36 posted on 04/18/2012 4:05:34 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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