Why Does The Military Continue To Practice Assaulting U.S. Cities?


Helicopters from the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment shook Port Angeles, Wash., residents awake last week as they thundered above the city, flying low and shining bright lights on the ground during an early morning training exercise that “terrorized [the] city.”

“We have a Coast Guard base and know what our Coast Guard helicopters sound like,” Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd told CBS Seattle. “It was horrendously loud and frightening. There were lights on some of the helicopters that just really upset us.”

The exercise — in which MH-60 Blackhawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters flew over the city with their landing lights on at an altitude of 750 feet — prompted frightened residents to call emergency dispatchers to ask what was going on. But dispatchers had no answers because the Army had not notified anyone in advance of the exercise. The Clallam County sheriff’s office was not notified until later on Friday that the helicopters were training at the Coast Guard base at Ediz Hook, off the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Port Angeles resident Eric Phillips said the helicopters were spotlighting the town. “I’ve never seen anything like this before,” he said.

Since January, military helicopters have flown “training” missions over Houston, Miami and Chicago. In each case, frightened citizens swamped emergency dispatchers with calls to learn if they were being attacked. Additionally, troops have been spotted training in and around these cities and others. And several similar helicopter exercises were held over American cities last year.

Federal law prohibits the U.S. military from conducting domestic law enforcement. So why is the military practicing assaults on U.S. cities? And why aren’t they warning residents, or at least the local governments, beforehand so they won’t be frightened out of their wits?

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  • independent thinker

    The argument could be made that the military was training for war in an urban enviorment however that does not excuse them from at least notifying the local mayor, city council, or other local authorities. The argument could also be made that the urban enviorment they are training for is the US urban enviorment.

    • Gordon in Texas

      The military has numerous military facilities for training for combat in urban environments: Georgia, Colorado, Texas, to name a few. I agree with “Time” in that the military and many local governments are gearing up the people to “accept” the presence of military in their area and as part of their life. This should worry everyone who believes in our Constitutional freedoms. It’s the ole “frog in a pot” syndrome. And it seems that the frog don’t seem to mind the hot water.

  • 1955mercury

    Military planes have been flying around real low in my area and it’s been reported in the news that they were doing training exercises. This is not in a large urban environment.

    • Chris

      I too have noticed an acute increase in helicopter activity here on the Washington coast in the last few months

  • 1baronrichsnot1

    this is intimidation, plain and simple, they are making a show of force, training for house to house confiscations and arrest. Why else would the military, particularlary the coast guard (funded and directed under the DHS and can be used legally in states) who is exempt from the use of war powers in the states. This is to control the people. Through fear!

  • Vigilant

    “And why aren’t they warning residents, or at least the local governments, beforehand so they won’t be frightened out of their wits?”

    Methinks that is part of their intent. The USG should look up “terrorism” in the dictionary.

    So much for ensuring “domestic tranquility.”

  • Will

    Glad I’ve already left for Asia

  • TIME

    My Dear People,

    Many times we miss the answers due to the simple fact that we elude the Occam razor factor.
    Again my friends rather you like it or not; “the message will not change”

    so here it is, you must learn how to deal with this on a different level as no election, nor any of the common rhetoric will work any longer.

    “We are a nation in captivity”, our next step is “BONDAGE.”

    These planes, trains and tanks – let alone troops are in fact desensitizing the population for the next phase.

    What is the next phase?

    This will be the rounding up of people not unlike YOU, yes just for looking at sights like this, and by the way ~ NO if you stop today it will not save YOU.

    If you have learning nothing yet about nsa / doj DHLS / FEMA then start thinking why the 4th Amendment was abolished. Why all the endless wars, keeping in mind what was the alleged cure for the Great Depression? Can anyone say WW II?

    Why the renewed push on the 2nd Amendment, let alone the 1st Amendment has been under attack for years too.

    YOUR TAX dollars are paying for Mercenaries from around the globe who are here on American soil ~ let alone the rogue units within the United States inc Military, as in the ones who will have no issue not only shooting YOU, but blowing up your family.

    The Boston event was just a litmus test, and the American people failed!

    Its that simple. The NDAA, the Patriot Act, were just two of the moves to bring about the end result. Look into all the EO’s that take all land rights, all food stocks, all water rights, away from the owners.

    Again if you so wish to better understand what will unfold very soon, then look up the you tube video: { Your 72 hour red flag before US martial law,}

    This explains a lot in just a few moments.

    Then you all have to understand that the American people were sold as Chattel by FDR in the 1930’s is step one.

    This plan is as vast as it is deep rooted, and people its massive at this point in time, and no this is not a joke nor is it funny, its the dam truth of the matter and we have all allowed it to unfold.
    All of this is not my opinion, its a matter of FACT that anyone can prove to themselves, but it takes a lot of courage to look this beast in the eye.

    Peace and Love Get straight with the Christ before you have no TIME left.

    • Wellarmed

      I cannot agree with you more TIME. I am certain that you and I as well as anyone else who has even wandered onto this site and others like it are most certainly entered into Main Core.

      After reviewing the staged “Boston Attacks”, it only reaffirmed for me what their end goal is, and what they are willing to take (human life/US citizens) to achieve that goal.

      As I suspected the use of mercenaries would be prevalent in these attacks such as Boston, and I have unfortunately been proven correct. The US Government learned a great deal from the Manhatten Project and much of it had nothing to do with nuclear weapons. It is THE ground zero for psychological operations case history. The vast majority of those who contributed to this project did not have any idea what it was they were working towards, and even those at the epicenter were lied to in order for them to proceed with the manufacture of the atom bomb.

      Everyone but those at the top were out of the loop as to what this weapon was intended for.

      Just like the Atom bomb, the NDAA, PATRIOT Act, and multiple executive orders (across numerous administrations) were not put into place with no intention of being exercised. They are merely tools at their disposal, much like the foot soldiers that are asked to conduct these drills. They are as disposable/expendable as you and I.

      With the disclosure of former NSA spy Edward Snowden about the intentional spying upon American Citizens, it leads one to believe that any further discussions of a national firearms registry is moot. The NSA has the software to data mine every aspect of our lives to determine who has a firearm in their home, vehicle, neighbors house etc….

      It is and will be only a matter of time when these tools are implemented. They are not benign. This is cancerous, and if we do not cut this disease out very soon it will take over the entire body.

      I am prepared to move at a seconds notice, in order to protect my country. How about you?

      • TIME

        My Friend WA,

        As to your question, sadly yes I am very ready. I have many that work for me, who not only have gotten it but are trained and they are also ready to rock. I will live FREE of I will Die trying to stay free. I have no middle ground, you see my great – great grand mother was a slave. Thus to return to such is unaccetable in all respects.

        The very thought of what is coming makes my heart heavy and the more I learn by finding the facts of truth that pertain to what is soon to unfold, it breaks one more small piece of my heart off.
        I would love to see the American people open their eyes and just say NO MORE, but that’s a sadly dream as I now understand.
        Peace and Love My friend, May The Christ bless you and your family.

  • jdn

    Policies have changed big time . When I was in the military we were strictly forbidden from flying over urban areas under 10,000 feet unless we were in a traffic pattern to land at an airport same as any other jetliner . The key question is why the change ?

    • Vigilant

      This is the beginning of the desensitization process.

    • Deerinwater

      And where was that at pray tell? ~ It sure was not at my house.

  • E. Roman

    We still have a stronger, in numbers, militia. And I am sure many in the military will disobey any order given if they are forced against the American People.But like someone posted things have changed.

    • Vigilant

      “And I am sure many in the military will disobey any order given if they are forced against the American People.”

      I hear this statement a lot, but I fear it’s just whistling through the graveyard. When the balloon goes up, and the military meets a hail of bullets from the rebels, all bets are off. At that point it’s self defense, and I don’t believe the guns will remain silent.

      • Bud Brota

        You just characterized patriots as “rebels.” The real rebels are the ones trashing the Constitution and trampling rights. Truth is frequently the first casualty.

        • Vigilant

          /n., adj. ˈrɛbəl; v. rɪˈbɛl/ Show Spelled [n., adj. reb-uhl; v. ri-bel] noun, adjective, verb, re·belled, re·bel·ling.
          1. a person who refuses allegiance to, resists, or rises in arms against the government or ruler of his or her country.
          2. a person who resists any authority, control, or tradition.

          You were saying?

  • Brinkman

    This is total [expletive deleted] DOWN WITH OBUMMER

  • Gordon in Texas

    These are exercises that probably will be used in the not-so-distant future…against US citizens. Remember that the National Defense Authorization Act did not specify what a “national threat” was but it did authorize the killing of Americans on US soil if such a threat was recognized.

    I live just outside of Houston, TX and the exercises we had in Houston and Galveston weren’t on the radar of most law enforcement or the fire department, which sent ambulances and other emergency vehicles to the rescue after numerous 911 calls reported gunfire. Special Forces troops repelled from helicopters and set up a command post in the city. I’ve never seen anything like this and I suspect that the military is setting up shop in an indirect way in many US cities. Many of the police departments are gearing up and acting more like military personnel and I also suspect that this may correlate with the joint exercises we’re seeing now.

    Just a note…. I also have a country house northeast of Houston and I’ve seen delta wing drones flying over my property. There is an Air Force base but the presence of drones really has me bothered. The drone was very quiet also and the size of a Piper Cub.

  • Deerinwater

    Hmm? ~ If America did not spend 5 times more then any other nation on military matters ~ this sort of problem would slowly go away.

    When did a night winger ~ decide that the military was uncool?

    • speedle24

      When the military is controlled by a tyrannical left winger, that’s when.

      • Deerinwater

        I see. ~ Good response.

        So what is it about the current administration that suggest that he might have “more control” over the military than passed administrations and might be seen as anymore tyrannical than say “Lyndon” or “Truman”?

        If I remember correctly ~ America had American citizens of Japanese linage confined and restricted until WWII was over, American’s only guilty was of being born.

        “On May 15, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge vetoed a bill granting bonuses to veterans of World War I, saying: “patriotism… bought and paid for is not patriotism.” Congress overrode his veto a few days later,[5] enacting the World War Adjusted Compensation Act. Each veteran was to receive a dollar for each day of domestic service, up to a maximum of $500, and $1.25 for each day of overseas service, up to a maximum of $625 (2010: $7,899). Amounts of $50 or less were immediately paid. All other amounts were issued as Certificates of Service maturing in 20 years.”

        “The Bonus Army massed at the United States Capitol on June 17 as the U.S. Senate defeated the Bonus Bill by a vote of 62-18.

        Police shooting[edit]

        The marchers remained at their campsite waiting for President Hoover to act. On July 28, 1932, Attorney General William D. Mitchell ordered the police to remove the Bonus Army veterans from their camp. When the veterans moved back into it, they rushed two policemen trapped on the second floor of a building. The cornered police drew their revolvers and shot two veterans, William Hushka and Eric Carlson, who died later.”

        “However Gen. MacArthur, feeling the Bonus March was an attempt to overthrow the U.S. government, ignored the President and ordered a new attack. Fifty-five veterans were injured and 135 arrested.[11] A veteran’s wife miscarried. When 12-week-old Bernard Myers died in the hospital after being caught in the tear gas attack, a government investigation reported he died of enteritis, while a hospital spokesman said the tear gas “didn’t do it any good.”[15]

        During the military operation, Major Dwight D. Eisenhower, later the 34th President of the United States, served as one of MacArthur’s junior aides.[16]Believing it wrong for the Army’s highest-ranking officer to lead an action against fellow American war veterans, he strongly advised MacArthur against taking any public role: “I told that dumb son-of-a-bitch not to go down there,” he said later. “I told him it was no place for the Chief of Staff.”[17] Despite his misgivings, Eisenhower later wrote the Army’s official incident report which endorsed MacArthur’s conduct.”

        So tell me Speedle24; ~ when have American’s witnessed ~ such Federal and Military “Overreach” under this current administration?

        • TheTruthHurtsAsWell

          I believe Obama said during his election that he wished to pursue foreign policy similar to Trumans:

        • Bud Brota

          “So what is it about the current administration that suggest that he might have “more control” over the military than passed administrations and might be seen as anymore tyrannical than say “Lyndon” or “Truman”?”


          • Deerinwater

            Interesting, and thanks for the blog ~ but no cigar. ~ Being Demoted ~ is not an uncommon occurrence in the military. And the stated motive ~usually veiled with general terms, ~ Like, ~ better suited for Stateside HQ position.

            As for as any coup ~ I see no smoking gun, no evidence.

            But it’s true, ~ Obama ~ has proven time and time again, ~ He will make the hard call and pack peoples bags ~ you are dismissed.

            I wished the “W” had asked the military, ~ what’s this plane doing sticking out of my Pentagon? ~ And rolled some heads. ~ as apposed to creating a new Intelligence agency to compete with two other Federal agencies for federal funding that wan’t talking to each other.

            Now we have three Federal intelligence Agencies that still are not talking to each other.

    • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Deerinwater,

      You write: “When did a night winger ~ decide that the military was uncool?” To whom are you referring?

      Best wishes,

      • Deerinwater

        LOL ! I’m thinking back of all those blogging years from 2002 to 2006 ~ when I was doing everything in my power ~ to get Americans to put their little plastic flags away ~ and offer opposition to the Administrations desires to involve American in wars that had “no end” and would serve to No good end in the way the military was being directed by 43’s Administration.

        I was called every despicable name under the sun by “Right Wingers” supporters Mr. Livingston for my opposition to the Administration and it’s military ambitions in Afghanistan and Iraq

        And so it is only those people , ~ that I direct my posting.

        There is still enough solider in me to recognize ~ Stupid when I see it!

        To refer to me as a Tree Hugger, pinko, pacifist, anti-military, unchristian, un-American is but one of many failures in judgement on the part of the many American’s that defended W’s and his pathetic attempt at Commander and Chief and the debacle that ensued. ~ They refereed to themselves as “Right Wing Supporters” Mr. Livingston.

        I am left to supply the title that they offered me. “Right Wing Supporter”

        warm regards


        • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

          Dear Deerinwater,

          So your question was rhetorical?

          Best wishes,

          • Deerinwater

            No not really ~ A Ms Davenport ~ answered my question in just two words “Patriot Act”.

            I am willing to accept that as a reasonable answer by a reasonable person.



        • TheTruthHurtsAsWell

          Then you may remember this speech:

        • WTS/JAY

          Deer: I’m thinking back of all those blogging years from 2002 to 2006 ~ when I was doing everything in my power ~ to get Americans to put their little plastic flags away ~ and offer opposition to the Administrations desires to involve American in wars that had “no end” and would serve to No good end in the way the military was being directed by 43’s Administration.

          Do you still feel the same today, Deer?

          • Deerinwater

            No disrespect to the dead, or the families of the dead ~ but as much as ever.

  • Ted

    To scare you is what its for, Obama is laughing at it,thinks its great he can scare you we ought to find a way to scare him.

    • TIME

      My Dear Friend Ted,

      You do scare the hell out of not only O’Bama – but also the Criminal Bankers / the real power behind O’Bama and GWB, and Clinton etc.. are scared to death the American people will wake from their slumber.

      Thus, there in is the very reason why they want to take away your GUNS, as well freaks like Lindsay Graham who what’s to take away your 1st Amendment rights too.

      Look into the sight: stopthecrime.net that sight has tons of info on what’s being done to all of us.
      For news try out: Before its news.com and Steve Quayle, Red Ice Creations, just to name a few,
      Peace and Love,

  • Alan

    Consider who your president is and what his commie agenda is, and you might find the answer. Of course they could also be expecting an attack considering how many people they have managed to piss off.

  • OneWhoCares100

    I have friends in Port Angeles! They WERE TERRIFIED! Why is it that when one of these exercises is going to take place the local authorities can’t be notified? But, just as important, WHY ARE RUSSIAN TROOPS ON US SOIL?! I have PERSONALLY SEEN & HEARD THEM SPEAKING RUSSIAN looking at a MIG Jet at the Pima Air Museum, Just a few miles from the Air Force Base in Tucson AZ! They certainly DID NOT want me to take their picture and obviously DO NOT want to be spotlighted! There is a confirmed report that DHS Janet Napolitano has brought in 15,000 RUSSIAN TROOPS! AZ is Napolitano’s home state! What in the world is our Government doing?! AMERICANS NEED TO WAKE UP AND DEMAND ANSWERS NOW!

    • sidewinderaz

      Correction…Napolitano’s home state is NOT Arizona. She’s a New Yorker who relocated to New Mexico. She never was an Arizonan and never will be.
      She has more power than brains and apparently easily manipulated.
      As you may have guessed I’m not one of her fans.

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  • Mr Diesel

    Leave it to a bunch of nutjobs who think everything is a conspiracy. (Not pointing to anyone here, just pointing out the fallacy.)

    I helped the military (Marines to be exact) conduct operations around our city of 180,000. My now deceased mother-in-law actually got pictures of them repelling down onto abandoned schools. Why do they do it? Warfare has changed. It isn’t tank warfare at 10,000 paces, it is urban and more oriented towards house to house, building to building. Our city just happened to have the right mix of factories and houses similar to an overseas target city in a middle eastern country.

    Funny, I’m a vet and I have never talked to a vet or active duty member that would follow illegal orders to fire on or take over an American (USA) people.

    • TheTruthHurtsAsWell

      I’ve heard the same from politicians, police & sheriffs… Yet here we are- ppl who took oaths of office reneging in their duties…

    • vicki

      What about illegal orders to confiscate all firearms?

      • Vis Fac

        Precisely why we need to stand ready. How many of those police would feel inclined to take your weapon away went it is pointed at them? All it would take would be a few people who shoot back to protect their constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and “bear” arms for this madness to stop. I intend to fight back.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Don’t make it easy for them by going toe-to-toe.
          That was George Washington’s mistake, and if it hadn’t been for guerrilla tactics by other American Military Leaders we would still have been subjects of King George:

    • richcarro

      Let the practice in Hollywood. we don’t need this Bullc**p.

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  • rbrooks

    these training missions have been going on for a very long time. they were doing similar training for nam back in the 60’s.

    it must be a bias you have bob.

  • OneWhoCares100

    Well Americans don’t need the ‘shock & awe’ in the middle of the night. Local authorities could have been notified. IT’S REDICULOUS!
    and what about Russian troops on American soil?

  • Ignorant Beaner

    Time to roll out the Barrett’s .50 cal w/ it’s laser light

  • richcarro

    Why do you think they have the riots that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are starting? Answer is, Obama’s using his people of color to stir up trouble so that he can blame the mobs and riots so he can use Martial Law against all Americans Black and White. He using his own people as his tool.

    • sandra

      agree, w the 15,000 Russian troops, Fema camps ready all over, that is set up with the 30,000 plus guillotines, Fema has by Obama’s orders. i found all over the web, n youtube.

  • David Burns

    I live in Myrtle Beach and have seem many Blackhawks fly over, there is a civilian airport here, I was why they were doing it.

  • Bob Huddleston

    Because it’s easier, more efficient, and more cost effective for
    military personnel and equipment located in the states to perform urban
    assault drills and practices safely using a US city as the setting than
    it is to do so over Mexico City, London, or Beijing, maybe? Maybe the
    same reason China and Russia use their own cities for urban assault
    practice and not US cities? Just an idea.

    The failure to notify local authorities was not good, though.

    • Vis Fac

      When I was in the military we practiced on mock ups built similarly to cities. We sometimes used live fire against simulated aggressors (silhouette targets) using fast rope tactics from aircraft or ground assault. We trained for every possible scenario and didn’t need to interfere with an inhabited city. There is only one meaning to these simulated assaults, preparations are being made for martial law and the coronation of king ODUMBO

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      When was the last time any country dared to attack the US?
      We spend 4 times as much on military as the next highest country (China).

      There can be only one reason to train over American Cities — The Gang is getting prepared for takeover.

  • guess


  • Bob Huddleston

    Is revolution called for, the way many of you think it is? If so, and there are just so few people willing to “man up,” then these guys must be heroes, right?


    • vicki

      Failed attempt to demonize the militia.

      • Bob Huddleston

        Nope, just some of ’em. Would love to know the difference between what these guys acted to accomplish (intent) and the intent of many of the others, as well as how the tactics these guys used should be changed…assuming you empathize with their position but not their tactics.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Back at ya!
          There are psychopathic killers in all walks of life. And as the saying goes — “S___ floats to the top”.
          Anybody who thinks the US military always operates in a moral fashion (as if murder can ever be cloaked in morality) should view this video depicting craven killers in action:

          • sandra

            i also noticed the 30,000 guillotines at fema in Montana, n Georgia, n that’s only the numbers we know of. now who plans on using them n on who. tons of info on youtube. ??

  • Oliver_K_Manuel

    Our government is in deep trouble now because misinformation became scientific facts after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed on 6 & 9 Aug 1945

    See message on energy sent to the Space Science & Technology Committee of the US House of Representatives:


    With kind regards,
    – Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    Maybe we should do the same to them that Deer Trail, Colorado wants to do to the drones!

  • golddog66

    Please doesn’t anybody read they’re history? First doesn’t anyone remember a little country called Panama? Almost a year of” exercises “on the canal zone then the invasion. Yeah remember? Its called desensitization of the population. And yes its what’s happening here.let anyone wearing blue UN attire be put on notice that if you are on sovereign us soil with weapons of any sort you will be treated. As hostile invaders and armed combatants. And dealt with as enemies of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A REPUBLIC AND SOVEREIGN NATION

  • Bud Brangard

    round 2..grrrrr ~ It is my most strongest conviction that our military will not stray from the path of protecting America. America is it’s citizens and not a ruling party. I also believe that they are picking their battles wisely. It is not treasonous to train to take down a city, thus why would anyone disobey orders in a training environment? Now, let orders to not conduct training but rather execute a real-world mission on a city..and that city being within the boundaries of the the United States…our military will execute orders alright..those being to protect America against all enemies foreign and domestic. I have no doubt that some self-centered egotistical executive officers think withing their heads they have total control of the military..lets see who much they crumble to see just how much of a paper tiger they really are. Our citizens make-up our military, making it the most furious fighting force on the planet today…they are not robots who blindly serve as many think they are….I am happy to not concern myself with possibly enemies I must defend myself and family from, and keep the focus on those I KNOW are holding no favorable concerns for the people. I continue to enjoy setting back, letting them think I am “stupid” as they currently do, until their hand is shown…then all 21 years of my country service experience will be brought full bore against any treasonous acts conducted against the American people. Unfortunately, these acts have already been done, but due to weak leadership and compliance have gone unchecked…once actions are taken against America, that leadership is dissolved..now they are part of the organization conducting the treasonous acts. To initiate sooner would be premature and ill advised…plausible denial on their part will prevail…don’t forget who has appointed those that interpret law currently, and empowered to impose punishment.

    • sandra

      i’ve read that obama has signed to allow Russia 15,000 troops. to work side by side with fema. north east states. civil unrest, n such.
      whats up with this. they should well be here already.