Special forces set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians in massive military exercise

Hostile: An unclassified military document reveals the states involved in a controversial multi-agency training exercises that will place 1,200 military personnel into 7 Southwest states--with residents of Utah, Texas and part of Southern California designated as 'hostile'

Hostile: An unclassified military document reveals the states involved in a controversial multi-agency training exercises that will place 1,200 military personnel into 7 Southwest states–with residents of Utah, Texas and part of Southern California designated as ‘hostile’

  • Operation Jade Helm will see 1,200 service members including Green Berets and SEALs and special forces from the Air Force and Marines in July
  • Soldiers armed with blank rounds will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado for 8 weeks
  • The so-called Realistic Military Training has some residents fearful the drill is a preparation for martial law

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Russia starts nationwide show of force

A serviceman carries a air-to-ground missile next to Sukhoi Su-25 jet fighters during a drill at the Russian southern Stavropol region, March 12, 2015. Russia has started military exercises in the country’s south, as well as in Georgia’s breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and in Crimea, annexed from Ukraine last year, news agency RIA reported on Thursday, citing Russia’s Defence Ministry. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko (RUSSIA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

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Obama’s $500 Million Price Tag to Arm, Train Syrian Rebels, Raises Concerns

Free Syrian Army

Rebels in the Free Syrian Army prepare a locally made cannon for battle on the frontlines of Wadi Al-Dayf camp in the southern Idlib countryside in September of 2014. (PHOTO: REUTERS / KHALIL ASHAWI)

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Foreign Troops Are Already Operating Inside America

FEMA denies report of Russian forces providing security at US events

Russian troops training on US soil.

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
July 3, 2013

FEMA’s denial of a report that suggested Russian forces would be operating inside the United States at “mass events” ignores the manifestly provable fact that Russian and other foreign troops are already active inside the US and have been for at least two decades.

Russian troops training on US soil.

The federal agency was forced to deny a report published by Infowars on Monday which cited an official Russian government press release that detailed a plan for Russian authorities to be involved in the “provision of security at mass events” in the United States.

“There will be “no exchange of security or military personnel” under a recently renewed partnership between the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry, a FEMA spokesman told RIA Novosti.”

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Is Homeland Security Set to Arm TSA Agents?

DHS wants firing range within 20 miles of LaGuardia Airport

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
July 2, 2013

The Transportation Security Administration’s plan to hire the use of a firing range within a 20 mile radius of LaGuardia Airport in order to train TSA workers has prompted concerns that the federal agency is planning to arm its agents as part of a massive expansion.

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A solicitation posted to the FedBizOpps website yesterday details Homeland Security’s “requirement for a firearms range to conduct mandatory quarterly qualifications and other firearms training.”

“The range shall be within a 20 mile radius of the New York LaGuardia Airport. Furthermore, the range must be in a location that can be accessed by vehicle from the New York LaGuardia Airport without crossing a bridge and/or incurring a toll,” states the solicitation.

The proposed indoor range must have 10-15 firing points and be available for block booking over time periods of 5-8 hours. It must also include, “a separate entrance/exit which will permit DHS personnel to enter/exit to the aforementioned 15 point area without interacting with the general public.”

DHS personnel will use the facility for 25 days out of every quarter and almost half a million rounds will be fired per year. A separate briefing rooms for students is also requested. Range rules must “allow shooters to draw and fire from the holster and from concealment” as well as permitting “tactical move and shoot drills”.

The deal to hire a facility is scheduled to be in place by September 1, 2013.

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Albany Cops Threaten to Arrest Citizens During Training Exercise

Albany police

Infowars.com
March 26, 2013

Police in Albany, New York, conducted a SWAT drill without informing residents last week. Live tear gas and fake ammo was used in the raid on an abandoned apartment building. People were locked down in their apartments and threatened with arrest during the “hostage training scenario,” the Times Union reported on Tuesday.

One resident told the newspaper police threatened to arrest him for trespassing as he tried to get to his own home.

Military and police around the country are now conducting urban combat drills and other paramilitary exercises without informing the public. Police and military officials often apologize in response to public outrage but continue to conduct the “scenarios” without informing the public.

Residents in Albany heard gunfire, flash grenades and breaking glass. They had no idea it was a training exercise, the Times Union reports. “It looked like a small military operation complete with fatigues and full gear,” a resident told the newspaper. “Children should not be exposed to that, not on television, not on radio and definitely not in real life.”

“Children shouldn’t have to walk through simulated war zones,” said another resident. “We need to be valued as a people that have a right to live without fear.”

Police admit it was “insensitive” to conduct the drill near occupied apartments. They said there was a breakdown in communication and that’s why residents were not informed.

Some residents are so upset by the unannounced drill, they plan a protest in Albany on Friday.

Recent police and military drills

In January, the military staged a mock attack in downtown Miami. During the exercise, attack helicopters fired blank rounds on civilian traffic, troops erected road blockades, and combat soldiers stormed mass transit platforms.

Also in January, the military conducted an exercise in coordination with the cops in Galveston, Texas. “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,” Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noggle, an Army spokesman based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, told the Houston Chronicle.

“KTRK-TV in Houston reported that the U.S. Army along with other agencies took over the Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston on Monday. Alarmed residents called police and complained about gunshots and helicopters,” we reported on January 29.

Unannounced police and military drills are occurring with increasing frequency. Although we are told the exercises are designed to train cops and soldiers for the inevitability of a terrorist attack or violence by “Tea Party insurrectionists,” this is little more than a flimsy cover.

The real purpose is to get the American people accustomed to police in combat gear and soldiers on the streets.

This article was posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

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US to Provide $60M in ‘Immediate’ Aid to Syrian Rebels

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the United States will provide $60 million to hand-picked Syrian rebel groups.

US Secy of State John Kerry, UK Foreign Secy Wm Hague

US Secy of State John Kerry, UK Foreign Secy Wm Hague
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the United States will provide $60 million to hand-picked Syrian rebel groups.

Kerry said the aid, to be provided “immediately in non-lethal assistance” would come in addition to “further steps” to be taken in working with the opposition fighters.

The American secretary of state made the statement at a meeting in Rome of the Friends of Syria following talks with Syrian National Council (SNC) leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib. The rebel leader had earlier threatened to boycott the meeting to protest the foot-dragging on support by Western backers.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a “desperate leader,” said Kerry, who praised the SNC as the sole legitimate voice of the Syrian people. He emphasized Syrian bravery in facing “brutal regimes” and Iranian forces – possibly also an oblique reference to Hizbullah guerrilla fighters as well as the Syrian Army and Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

“No people should live in fear of their so-called leaders,” Kerry said. “We must meet the moment.” Kerry added that the U.S. would for the first time aid the rebels with food rations and medical supplies, and promised Washington would take “further steps” to help.

The announcement was also a blunt message that radical Islamist groups, including the 13-member  Islamic Front for the Liberation of Syria, are not included on the list of those to receive support.

Many of the coalition’s member groups are linked to the international global jihad Al Qaeda terrorist organization. Moreover, the coalition split off from the main body of opposition forces some time ago.

Al Nusra Front is currently banned in the United States, appearing on the official list of terrorist organizations. The Islamic Front for the Liberation of Syria rejects any form of cooperation with the mainstream Syrian National Coalition (SNC) due to its ties with “foreign” Western nations .

On Saturday, the SNC is slated to hold elections for a government-in-exile which will choose a prime minister and a cabinet to begin the tasks of administration over areas in Syria which opposition forces now control.

The UK formally joined the United States on Thursday in its decision to train and equip opposition forces in their fight to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague met in Rome to discuss the issue with members of the mainstream Syrian National Council (SNC) ahead of his meeting with Kerry at a gathering of the Friends of Syria, making good on a promise he extended last summer.  At that time, Hague had pledged an extra five million pounds Sterling ($7.8 million) in non-lethal aid, to include medical supplies, communications equipmentand body armor.

Hague had managed to persuade European Union leaders to tweak a sanction against weapons supplies to Syria in order to allow the Allies to provide armored military vehicles and body armor, as well as military training.

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