Increased military activity domestically?

Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:49 pm

We have an Air National Guard unit in Middle River Maryland based at Martins Airport. There is a squadron (might be the wrong term) of A-10 Warthogs there. I've watched them for years as they fly over my home on training flights. There' s never more than 2 of them at a time. Not since the Gulf War have I seen more than 2. Tonight 6 flew over heading north west. These are close combat support planes that fly low and slow. Primarily tank killers. Just the type planes that would be needed in a war with a conventional tank heavy army ( estimated to be around 4,500 tanks) like say N. Korea. Now I don't think these guys were heading to Korea but to see 6 of them tonight makes me think someone is making plans. During the sequestor is the last time I'd expect training to be stepped up for any other reason. Anyone else see increased activity in your area?
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:05 pm

If they though NK was going to be a problem, they'd have positioned assets already.

I knew we were going into Afghanistan 6 months before most anyone because I worked with a NG member who worked as a "Load master".

He said the amount of stuff they were loading on planes could only mean one thing.
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:16 pm

Yes I saw them flying East. They were headed to the WH to guard the celebs for the latest party. Obummer could care less about N Korea, he's having too much fun. Two squadrons of F22s are headed to Cuba to make sure Beyonce gets home safety. Sequester? Sure, we are asking the front line marines to make every bullet count and slashing medications at Walter Reed.
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:49 pm

They grounded the Blue Angels today too.

But King Barry can ferry people back and forth to Connecticut on AF1 to try and take my guns away.
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:05 pm

jpete wrote:They grounded the Blue Angels today too.

But King Barry can ferry people back and forth to Connecticut on AF1 to try and take my guns away.


He can golf and then throw big parties at the White House also, like the one that is going on there right now.
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:23 pm

.. and the belt tightening is being felt all over - pgknidot

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/safe-se ... dor-s-home
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:46 pm

Been lots of military aircraft flying over the compound lately. Just this weekend 12 or more planes cruised by at low altitude - they were prop jobs, but VERY quiet. I thought I was hearing a Cessna doing tricks in the distance, because I kept hearing what sounded like a prop plane diving every few seconds .... but when I stepped out of the barn I noticed the low flying craft, 2x2, in formation heading south, MUCH closer than they sounded. Never seen anything like it before in my life.

Been lots of helicopters cruising by too over the past few months. Things are moving ....

After seeing those planes, I texted my buddies to see if we were bombing North Korea. :lol:
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:12 pm

jpete wrote:If they though NK was going to be a problem, they'd have positioned assets already.

I knew we were going into Afghanistan 6 months before most anyone because I worked with a NG member who worked as a "Load master".

He said the amount of stuff they were loading on planes could only mean one thing.


Pretty sure we did position some assets in response to the children's republic of tantrum time N. Korea and their whiny threats.

Seriously, someone needs to fly a drone over South Korea's border into North Korea and make some stuff disappear.
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:24 pm

I don't think we would get into a 50s war, pretty much the rest of the world is fed up with them. If they would be stupid enough to send a missile or otherwise make any hostile ground move then S.K. would become an island just using the options we already have in place, there is really no purpose to play around with a country of brain washed citizens.
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:44 pm

samhill wrote: there is really no purpose to play around with a country of brain washed citizens.


Could you be more specific?
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:17 pm

jpete wrote:
samhill wrote: there is really no purpose to play around with a country of brain washed citizens.


Could you be more specific?


I thought he was referring to the USA. :sick: :roll:
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:37 pm

That's why I asked for the clarification. ;) :D
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:03 pm

Your both right, I was referring to N.K. since that is the country in question but there are people in a few countries where very little outside sources of information can easily get in. Then there are other countries where the information is free & readily available & still there are some that allow others to think for them & still others that believe their way is the only way & that they are superior to everyone else, so I guess it's like a self induced brainwashing. :cry: :P
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:10 pm

It's not self induced when the media is in bed with the government. That is called ... PROPAGANDA.
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Re: Increased military activity domestically?

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:15 pm

OK, it's likely that no one wants to hear this, but my take on the reason for increased domestic military activity (as well as the militarization of the police, and the arming of the DHS) is that with 47 million on food stamps and 146 million living in poverty and/or classified as low income, and with merely a tick under 90 million people of working class age who are all presently classified as "no longer seeking employment" the various government funded "war on poverty" safety nets that are presently keeping them from taking to the streets are literally the only thing keeping the lid on the powder keg. Once the various safety nets begin to come down, get holes in them, leak, or whatever, the government will have to use violence against its own citizens in order to contain a population of hungry and seriously disillusioned peoples who will not likely desire to starve to death peacefully and quietly.
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