Florida urban residents awakened by 1 a.m. Special Ops "training exercise"

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Remember this photo of armed troops on a “training exercise” in the residential streets of suburban Crookston, MN?

It’s not just Crookston, MN. The U.S. military is also conducting “training exercises” in urban America as well.

Scott Hiaasen reports for The Miami Herald that in the early morning hours last Tuesday (May 8, 2012) in Coconut Grove, Miami, residents were jolted from their beds by the thunderous “whump whump” sound of military choppers that dropped rappelling soldiers onto the rooftop of an abandoned hotel.
Coconut Grove is a 9-miles drive from Miami.

“It was quite a shocking experience,” said Jane Muir, who was awakened around 1:45 a.m. by the sound of choppers. “It was kind of that bizarre feeling that you were surrounded by wind.”
From her third-floor balcony, Muir then watched the soldiers fire off flares and smoke bombs before searching floor by floor through the darkened Grand Bay Hotel, their paths marked by flashlights and the pop-pop-pop of gunshots. “The show of force was so overwhelming,” she said.
The maneuvers were part of a “realistic urban training” exercise for about 100 military personnel, and organized by the U.S. Special Operations Command, said Maj. Michael Burns, a U.S. Army spokesman. The exercise also included three military helicopters, and the use of simulated explosions and gunfire to mimic real-life military scenarios.
“They have to train in a realistic environment,” Burns said. “We didn’t use any real bullets,” he added reassuringly.
Miami police assisted in overseeing the exercises — but they were instructed to keep quiet about the exercises until late Monday, for security reasons. The police also blocked off roads around the Grand Bay during the exercise, Muir said.
“It was the federal government’s call on what was being done. We were courteously advised,” said Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff, whose district includes Coconut Grove.
Miami Police Maj. Delrish Moss said that a news release about the training was sent out around 5 p.m. Monday, but it went largely unnoticed.
The explosions, however, did not. A handful of alarmed Grove residents called the police and City Hall to ask about the armed choppers flying over their homes.
Muir, for one, would not have minded a heads up beforehand. “I thought it was kind of rude, to tell you the truth,” she said. “One neighbor was swearing, he was so annoyed.”

Grand Bay Hotel, Coconut Grove

A reader “MoveOut” of the Miami Herald news article commented that “They did something similar a few months ago in the Brickell/Roads area. Actually it was very frightening because we were woken up in the middle of the night by black (unidentifiable) helicopters going between the buildings at low altitude and very high speed.”

In Obama’s Amerika, we should now expect to see armed troops rapelling from black helicopters and prowling our city and residential streets.
Hope and Change, baby!
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0 responses to “Florida urban residents awakened by 1 a.m. Special Ops "training exercise"

  1. I have a very feeling about this. With the NDAA law and the other laws we know of, it’s only a matter of time and the set of circumstances that will soon bring a nightmare to reality.

  2. Dr. Eowyn, thank you for giving us more evidence of this frightening status! Fort Chaffee also had a lot of training going on, as it was on the news. People heard gunfire and all were assured that this would stop very soon. Absolutely noteworthy! Everything is in the timing! What next?

  3. well…this makes me feel safer….
    got my new paintball gun and marking the obamist’s
    mailboxes with red dots

  4. Now, now, you never know when you’ll need to assault a luxury hotel… Zawarhiri might be holding an Al Qaeda convention in Vegas next month, you know. 🙂

  5. these military men need to tell whomever responsible for this to go take a hike,standup to these communist bastards,aka obama is a fraudulent CIC.

  6. Scary times are coming. Most people are so unaware…..

  7. I’ve had a military helicopter fly low over my place, so low it shook my building! The local police received TONS of calls about it and had no answer for the press.
    They better start telling citizens about these trainings in advance or they are going to freak out some loon who will start shooting at the troops.

    • That’s what they are trying to do… claim some loon started shooting…. martial law…

  8. lowtechgrannie

    I came across an odd Youtube video the other day claiming 20,000 Russian troops are scheduled soon for some kind of urban anti-terrorist training in Colorado. I didn’t post it because the source was not verifiable.
    If anybody hears of large numbers of foreign troops training here, it would be good to get the word out.

    • Is this the one, grannie?
      John Moore (who’s he?) said on Wednesday’s broadcast, that he got news from the CIA Headquarters a report that says within the next 7 months, there will be between 30,000 – 100,000 Russian Troops coming to America to stay. First wave of troops begins on May 21st.

  9. Well, lovely. They can give those hundred thousand Russian troops those urban drones and that 450,000,000 rounds of .40 caliber ammo they’ve just conscripted – maybe give them the keys to the John Deere factory so they have plenty of mass grave digging tools and just declare open season on the denizens of the former home of the brave.

  10. I am a Patriot of our Constitution and will defend it until death!!!


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