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Is It That Time Again? Military Conducting Training Exercises In And Around Boston

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Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:02 | 1497265 jkruffin
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If you believe the reasons they give behind this crap, then you need serious help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Get ready for the biggest default in the world, and China is not going to be happy.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:08 | 1497286 Yes_Questions
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Unhappy Ending.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:29 | 1497371 i-dog
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"prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployments"

Bullshit! This is a trial balloon to see how the sheeple react. And we know how they'll react: "Nothing to worry about...our brave boys need training in urban warfare before they go to the deserts of Libya and Syria". Bullshit, again, I say.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:35 | 1497415 Arthor Bearing
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We can speculate all day about what it might be, but the fact that they came out and said "upcoming overseas deployments" is itself very unsettling. Boston is the most "European" city in the USA; it's one of the oldest and has little of the grid pattern prominent in the rest of the continent. Its coastal location probably factors in too. Traffic is a nightmare though, which is probably why they are using helicopters.... quickly, before oil gets any more expensive!

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:45 | 1497468 i-dog
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I think it's just a cover for impending martial law that the sheeple will buy into. They're not going to announce: "don't worry citizens...the troops are only practicing for martial law".

Troops have been on mobilisation since May or June for deployment to the ME in Sept-Oct.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:56 | 1497501 ShankyS
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The death of posse comitatus is upon us. They are preparing (and conditioning the sheeple) for DOMESTIC occupation with US forces. Uh - to those FEMA camp detractors - might be time to wake up.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:33 | 1497690 ShankyS
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JV's Police State and FEMA Camps -

Worth a look if you have not seen it -


Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:39 | 1497986 gorillaonyourback
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I have lived in boston, new york, chicago, LA,  and i have noticed that by far the boston population is the most politically aware and acive society i have ever been around.  My cousin works as janitor at an elementary and is also a taxi driver,  He is very educated, no college degree but reads alot, he is an example of the people who live there.  In my opinion that city will be the toughest to baffle with bullshit so they start with intimidation first, showing the capabilities,  will make easier to control that population with a military exercise recently in their mind

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:44 | 1498055 WaterWings
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The People will need leaflets and loudspeakers of our own to fight the soldiers' indoctrination.

"Winning hearts and minds" will apply more than ever to avoid Civil War II.

Intl banksters pushing for American vs American. Fuck those motherfuckers.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:44 | 1497463 SWRichmond
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They can have Boston.  Nothing there we need or want.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:51 | 1497491 clymer
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unless you happen to live here. One thing is for certain, we don't want martial law

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:05 | 1497556 Grifter
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With no disrepect intended towards any Detroit area ZH'ers...but why Boston?  Why not Detroit where there are block after block after block of abandoned buildings?

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:18 | 1497622 RafterManFMJ
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Detroit would lead to dead US/Canadian/UN troops...better training in Boston while Detroit would lead to actual warfare.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:38 | 1498023 Creepy Lurker
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RafterMan is right. I grew up there. They would consider it good clean fun to take pot-shots at anyone, armed and firing back would just make it more exciting.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 18:02 | 1499571 Frankie Carbone
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3:1 odds says that Detroit wins. Those motherfuckers have been engaged in urbarn warfare for the better part of 40 years now. No way a few weeks of training gets the soldiers up to snuff. 

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 21:26 | 1500098 New_Meat
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{OT-Sacrilege-newbie comments and the "new" flag on new comments workig on this thread.}

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:34 | 1497700 KnightsofNee
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How much fun is it to throw flash grenades into an empty building?

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:21 | 1497635 TumblingDice
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Just curious, what is the thinking here?

Blue state = bad? Stupid liberal hippies and their overpriced education? Retahded accents? Samuel Adams sucks? Barney Frank?

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:37 | 1497710 SilverDosed
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I hear all those evil head fund managers live up around there, maybe they're prepping the guillotine?

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 12:24 | 1498220 Raymond Reason
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Good point, because it does seem counter-intuitive, Blue being so pro-government.  But Red states are pro-military, and would probably invite the troops to dinner. 

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:16 | 1497613 RafterManFMJ
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...and Afghanastan, and Yemen, and Sudan, and soon to be Iran, Pakistan, Bostan - happily you'll be able to walk out your front door and join the fighting soon; we'll have Mogadishu coast to coast.


Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:28 | 1497977 Mongrel
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The Amerikan Heel-Clicker Society will be out in force to support the military in this one.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:30 | 1497979 Mongrel
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I Ain't No Fortunate Son, son!

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 17:58 | 1499558 Frankie Carbone
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They'll be well prepared to rapell the State Street branch in Tripoli when the time warrants it. 


Don't want Gadhafi running off with all those interest rates swaps you know. 

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:13 | 1497309 Boston
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Uh oh.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:15 | 1497320 YHC-FTSE
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That's certainly possible, but I can't get onboard 100% unless other major cities in the US are conducting/preparing for the same "Military Training" exercises. They're upto something, I don't know what.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:29 | 1497392 Anonymouse
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They have specially constructed training villages in the desert for this sort of thing.  Why do they need to do it in Boston?  Fishy to say the least

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:20 | 1497949 gabeh73
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I take the ferry into boston most every day right by the airport and into downtown financial district. Working from home today on the south shore. They have a big Homeland Security office right near my office and occasionally they have lots of jackbooted dudes all gunned up riding our ferry into town.

Whenever it happens I get worried about a false flag and am thinking about how I will jump ship under certain situations.

 I'll take the boat tomorrow and let you know what I see.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:34 | 1497398 MJ
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"They're upto something, I don't know what"

These exercises just happened to have been planned on both 9/11 (hijakcing scenario), 7/7 the underground bombing in London (train bombing scenario), and 4/4/04 in Madrid where anti-terror NATO exercises finish just before bombs go off.  I wouldn't want to be in Boston...

Either a false flag or the continued preparation for martial law (they won't call it that, but Posse Comitatus means shot now).  The oligarchs must protect their pedestal


Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:53 | 1497461 Bringin It
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Timing looks right for the next FF.

I'm in the Homeland.  On my way to visit the clan ... in Boston.  Spooky. 

Good luck all.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:52 | 1497787 YHC-FTSE
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+1 I'll go with that explanation, thanks. Well, it's either nothing or FF isn't it? 


Since the "Dirty bomb" has been drummed into our subconscious for the last few years, if anyone in the Boston area sees NEST helicopters - Blue/silver Bell 412 (They usually have side mounted pods hanging outside to detect radiation), then please let us know before evacuating to a safe area (50miles+). 

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:22 | 1497364 Norsky
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I just love how they always assure us evrything is done "for our safety". The goobermint is only interested in it's own safety and power, period.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 12:45 | 1498300 Mongrel
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Yes, "national security" really means "government security" (and their cronies, of course). We common folks are left on our own . . . In fact, we're seen as the "enemy" (i.e. domestic terrorists).

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 12:58 | 1498349 DosZap
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National Security means ( Lawful Government Security ),do you actually think the Military of the USA would support an overthrow of our form of Govt in place  for 235 yrs?.) to institute Fascism, or Communism?.

That's not what they signed on for.For sure the people I know that are in, and out.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:39 | 1497439 kridkrid
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The Chinese can pound sand. They do their posturing about the debt, what else can they do or say? They knew what they were doing just like we did. We knew we were playing a game of funny money allowing us to live beyond our means and the chinese leadership were perfectly happy to "pay" slaves (or allow multinationals to pay slave) to make stuff that we don't really need. When the music stops, they'll have a 1.3 billion people to feed, we only have 300 million. The fiction that the chinese will be our new overlords is just that, fiction. We'll flip them the middle finger at some point and it'll be on like Donkey Kong. Does the Chinese military want to tangle with ours? Prolly? They will eventually not have much of choice.  By the way, as I read this before posting, this shouldn't be interpreted as an America Fuck Ya post... the whole thing is disgusting, though completely predictable.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:07 | 1497567 DaveyJones
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what else can they do or say? you could ask yourself the same question. Reference Herodotus

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:33 | 1497696 kridkrid
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I'm a little surprised by the negative responses.  It wasn't a pro America post, it was a china knew what it was doing all along post.  The fact that the masses don't understand what the peg has done to support the US getting cheap shit from China and China pouring dollars back to the US for treasuries doesn't change the reality.  It's the same as petro dollar recycling.  The Chinese, like the rest of us, should have known all along that this wasn't a sustainable model.  What does China have to be mad about?  The Chinese "elite" made out just fine... they were the ones who were complicit in the Ponzi scheme.  They are now actors showing their disbelief that America could be so undisciplined in the creation of the Ponzi scheme.  So it ends in war... the Chinese send their peasants to fight our peasants... same as it ever was.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:55 | 1497815 sullymandias
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Maybe because it was completely off topic?

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:09 | 1497899 kridkrid
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The post to which I was responding said, "China is going to be mad".  But yes... I can see it as off topic.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:46 | 1497472 Jambo Mambo Bill
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If that so, the US would be finish financially! The whole World would dump the green back and US papers in between some kind of civil unrest...

Truth is they playing with fire! The power of the masses is unstoppable even for the most powerful military in the World...


But don't get into this showdown, it's all about getting people nervous and all! The deal is gona happen and printing is the game.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:03 | 1497545 jus_lite_reading
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Exactly. I hope the sheep didnt think all of the heavy machinary being moved around was for training exercises for the Russians invading us... THEY are getting ready for MARTIAL LAW in this country when TSHTF which should be in a few weeks.... I really hope you guys on ZH are ready... bless you all!!

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:02 | 1497266 Xibalba
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police state, bitchez.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:06 | 1497278 Cash_is_Trash
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Bostonians: You are the enemy. Warmest regards from the Central Command.

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:32 | 1497401 Arthor Bearing
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Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:38 | 1497432 Dr. Richard Head
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All citizens MUST report to the local fusion center - Commonwealth Fusion Center
124 Acton Street, 2d Floor
Maynard, MA 01754

TSA Patdowns, facial recognition scan, and urinalysis will be conducted in order to ensure no terrorists will be allowed into the FEMA Camp - Fort Devens - New prison a factory facilities and reservoir that have been built around the camp. It was constructed last year and the railroad had to reconstruct tracks into the prison from Canada and from Boston. Livingston

Warm Regards,

Dear Leader


Wed, 07/27/2011 - 09:55 | 1497506 clymer
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yeah - been watching the devens construction for some time now

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:30 | 1497984 TuesdayBen
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DNA sampling

chip placement

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:38 | 1498016 V in PA
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Dear Leader,

How does one tell the difference between terrorist pee and regular sheeple pee?



Wed, 07/27/2011 - 12:44 | 1498298 Gohn Galt
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Sounds like labor camps are back in fashion.  I would stay clear, good luck.


Wed, 07/27/2011 - 12:47 | 1498312 eisley79
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seriously quoting 11 year old posts from abovetopsecret to zero hedge ?  lol

other than that, they are definitely prepping for M.L., doesnt mean it will come soon though. 


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