The Latest Hamptons' Tennant: The US Military

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As Iran tensions mount, even the US Military needs a break and where better than The Hamptons to practice desert-driving skills? As SouthamptonPatch notes, a military spokesman said M1117s that drove through Southampton, East Hampton and Southold were not on the East End for a funeral, as previously reported. Perhaps its nothing more suspicious than a cabal of FX traders and hedge fund managers building their own fortification to protect their champagne but we must all appreciate them filling up with gas and helping our economy recover (credit or debit?).



Military: Armored Vehicles Here for Driver Training

A convoy of armored vehicles that were spotted on the South Fork on Thursday and then on the North Fork on Friday, stirring all kinds of rumors, including allegedly false reports that they were on the East End for a funeral, were in fact just on the road so army reservists could familiarize themselves with the new vehicles, according to a military spokesman.

Capt. William Geddes of the 200th Military Command, headquartered at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland, said army reservists from the Rocky Point Army Reserve Center were driving the vehicles, known as M1117s. Geddes said the M1117s were not on the road for a funeral procession, but, rather, the reservists were performing scheduled “driver familiarity training” to practice maneuvering the vehicles. “It’s a little bit different than driving their Honda or Toyota or Ford,” he said.

M1117s are rugged armored security vehicles known as the Guardian. It can cross water depths of 5 feet, climb gradients of 60 percent and can get over vertical obstacles of 2 feet high, according to

The reservists, who belong to a military police unit, stopped at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack for lunch Thursday on their way to Montauk. Then on Friday — the same day there were unconfirmed reports of a non-U.S. submarine off Orient — the reservists toured the North Fork.

News 12 had reported, and a New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs spokesman corroborated, that the vehicles were practicing on Thursday for a funeral, and participated in the procession on Friday. However, Geddes said Tuesday that was not the case.

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Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:08 | 2230015 WhOracle
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Training for upcoming riots at the pumps ?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:39 | 2230117 tickhound
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This is just standard military procedure following any break-in in the Hamptons. 

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:10 | 2230021 Sudden Debt
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SHOOT FIRST ASK QUESTIONS....... In guantanamo....

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:10 | 2230024 UGrev
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Did someone say "Cham-pa-gne"?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:12 | 2230032 RSloane
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I hope they issued sun tan oil and a beach blanket in their battle packs.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:15 | 2230044 ACP
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If I were the American equivalent of Louis XVI, I'd want military protection too.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:18 | 2230051 moskov
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US is turning to become a huge concentration camp ruled by the biggest military industrial complex of the world.


Scary as hell.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:11 | 2231504 my puppy for prez
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Officer, may I go to Camp Cape instead of Alaska?  Pretty please?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:18 | 2230052 Chupacabra-322
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Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an "extraterrestrial" invasion], whether real or *promulgated* [emphasis mine], that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this *scenario*, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”

-Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:32 | 2230287 Pinktip
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Battle for LA part Deux or Project BlueBeam

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:19 | 2230061 ihedgemyhedges
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Really not an issue at all.  Just wanted to make sure all the Hummer drivers out in the Hamptons know that they really ain't all the shite they think they are..............

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:19 | 2230062 chump666
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Surely those (cool jeeps though) are not going to Iran or close too...if the Strykers were anything to go by in Iraq... jeez.  Iran will be a stand up fight:  Missiles, ships, planes and cyber warfare.  Non of this quagmire drop 10,000 marines onto the beach stuff

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:20 | 2230064 Wakanda
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"...performing scheduled “driver familiarity training”

To serve and protect cocktail parties of the .01%.  No champagne flute will be upset nor any hors d'oeuvre be served too hot nor too cold.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:20 | 2230065 DavidPierre
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A call from a buddy who is in the process of moving his family out of the country.

Stated that he had a bad feeling that something ugly was getting ready to happen. Coincidentally, or maybe not... the war rhetoric toward Iran was escalating to a terrifying level.  Make no mistake about it.  The elitists are losing control.  If Greece defaults and goes bust, it will set off a much bigger daisy-chain of financial nuclear explosions throughout the world and its financiers.

 Historically, without any variance, when the elitists lose control they start a massive war.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:23 | 2230077 Chupacabra-322
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@ DavidPierre, to parapharse Gerald Celente:

"when they (The Elite/NWO) have nothing else to loose they take you to war"

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:01 | 2230194 newengland
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Celente also got it right when he said: 'When you lose everything, you lose it...'.

It's interesting that the NDAA and these military police reservist tanks first appear in the Hamptons, so near to New York City, and the playground of the political, media and banking elite. Is this going to be their bolt hole when the SHTF?

Note the territory: routes to the Hamptons are easily controlled, and the Hamptons are easily accessible by land, sea and air; a veritable 'city state' in the making.

JP Morgue have been advising their favoured staff and clients to buy property on Cape Cod, according to my associates.

Note the territory: two bridges onto the Cape are easily controlled. One problem: the natives are likely to be most unfriendly if elitists seek refuge in New England, and burn the rest of the country. 



Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:07 | 2231503 my puppy for prez
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I've been to the Cape, the Vineyard, and Nantucket on summer holiday.....little bits of idyllic history and quaintness.  Your assessment is spot on.  I've never seen so many Gulfstream jets lined up in a row than I have at cute little shingled Nantucket airport.  Access for the elites will be a cakewalk.

Amusing little story:  My husband flew to Nantucket two summers ago in our little Cessna Turbo 210.  We felt like we had arrived in a jalopy compared to the vast quantity of private jets.  I asked the tarmac attendant some random question like, "What is the most interesting arrival you have seen here?"  He stated that one day a man from Dallas realized he had forgotten his "magic putter", so the man sent his Gulfstream (with only pilot aboard) back to Dallas to retrieve the was the only thing deboarding the plane except for the pilot!  The fuel for such an "errand" totals about $30,000, and that doesn't include the pilot pay.  I then realized that we were truly peons amidst the ruling class, even though my husband is a successful surgeon.  Ha ha!  I'm honored and proud to NOT be one of the elite, however.  

Well, I'm off to prep and start planting my Victory Garden! 

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 06:56 | 2231491 my puppy for prez
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And now, just yesterday, I heard that the govt. is starting a "program" to "monitor" "immigrants" who are leaving the US through biometrics!

If anyone wants to get out, get out NOW!  

I don't have the link just yet, as I heard it in passing during a busy day yesterday.  I will post it soon.

God help us!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:20 | 2230066 Chupacabra-322
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This is a CLEAR violation of posse comitatus.

Military troops, whether by Federal or State order, are not to be used in this manner!

What the hell are they thinking? Who authorized this? By whose order was this carried out?!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:31 | 2230101 CPL
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By which camp, because there are now around eight factions of the .01% in the US was it carried out by, is the question you should be asking.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:43 | 2230139 WonderDawg
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Posse Comitatus was overwritten in the 2012 NDAA, indefinite detention and all that. I thought we talked about that on here?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:49 | 2230155 Chupacabra-322
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@ WonderDawg, The Constitution For The United States of America is the Supreme Law of the Land making NDAA null and void.  And any person who signed on to it Treasonist. 

"The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of it's enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it.
No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law, and no courts are bound to enforce it." - Sixteenth American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Section 256 137, 180

"Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection and justifies no acts performed under it. No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it." 16 Am Jur 2nd Section 177

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:53 | 2230182 newengland
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I am inclined to agree with you, but the Federal Reserve Board and its placeman Obama think otherwise. There was no outcry from dishonourable congressmen of all political colors when the NDAA was passed into law on New Year's Eve, whilst the country celebrated, and the overlords plotted against them.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:24 | 2230272 WonderDawg
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Chupa, sounds good in theory, but unfortunately, the Constitution doesn't seem to carry much weight these days. I agree it's unconstitutional, but the Repubs (mostly) passed it, and Hopey the Clown signed it.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:55 | 2230711 TheFourthStooge-ing
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You really can't expect an occupational government, such as the one in Vichy DC, to abide by the rules of the government they replaced.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 22:54 | 2230855 ChacoFunFact
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"The Constitution For The United States of America is the Supreme Law of the Land"

Incorrect!  If there is a treaty recognized by the U.S. Constitution, the laws of that treaty become the supreme law of the land


Please see Article 6 of your copy of the Constitution for the United States of America.

"This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 06:52 | 2231486 my puppy for prez
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You are correct.  I've known this for some time now, and I think this is the most disturbing mistake in the Constitution.  Sometimes, in my most darkly conspiratorial moments, I wonder if this weakness was not put in there on purpose.  We will never know.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:04 | 2231501 Ghordius
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It's not a mistake - it's common sense in international law. Treaties are generally between nations, require a majority in the US Senate and the Prez's signature - but with the same procedure you can get out of Treaties. So they are between Constitution and Laws.

If a Treaty is unconstitutional, for example, then the Supreme Court can rescind them, too. On the other side, a Nation generally can't set up Laws that are against Treaties.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:51 | 2230177 AN0NYM0US
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Dawg, even here on ZH the not so subtle provisions of NDAA are not fully appreciated by some, even those in the business don't really get it just ask  Andrew Breitbart

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:29 | 2230281 WonderDawg
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Fair enough, Anonymous. Hard to believe it slid under the radar like it did. Amazing, really.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:18 | 2230260 newengland
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Excellent question: which camp? Follow the money...

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:34 | 2230106 r00t61
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If Congress doesn't need to declare war, as is Constitutionally required, when troops get sent overseas to blow up people, then I seriously doubt that the President gives a flying sh*t that Posse Comitatus ostensibly prevents him from deploying troops for law enforcement functions.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:50 | 2230171 newengland
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NDAA, the law passed by Obama on New Year's Eve.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:44 | 2230538 Abitdodgie
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Who gives a fuck, they will do what they want when they want and NOBODY will stop them now everyone go back to paying taxes, and doing as your told.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:21 | 2230068 Sudden Debt
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Luckely the army isn't like the US police.... Right?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:09 | 2230092 Dr. Engali
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You have to love the incrementalism of how they are getting the U. S. public used to see the military industrial complex take over the country. A few tanks here.... National guard supervising a kite flying event there .... Urban assault training over there ... Blah blah blah. Next thing you know every where we go we hear the words " papers please".

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:19 | 2230096 trade the day
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Hampton yuppies must be PISSED.  They're the only ones allowed to drive the gas guzzlers.  Now they'll have to trade in their Range Rover/Escalades for 18 wheelers.  Time to go long Mack Truck and International

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:39 | 2230126 Seasmoke
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looks like the new Hummer 4 for the Hampton Yuppies.....

PS look at the price of that gas !

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:39 | 2230128 yogibear
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"Iran or Bust" on the back of one of them?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:25 | 2230129 Clay Hill
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Learn to use it, or avoid it for G.O.O.D.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:41 | 2230133 NaN
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Are those things street legal? I don't see 5mph bumpers.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:21 | 2230266 VelvetHog
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Ronald Ray Gun gave us 1.25mph bumpers.  5 mph bumpers are super old-school.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:42 | 2230137 Miss Expectations
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Practicing for a funeral.  Oh, ok.  Carry on.  Hey, Hey wait a minute, who's funeral?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:00 | 2230138 q99x2
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I recognize those vehicles. They're the ones in the videos of the recent riots that have been taking place around the world.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:46 | 2230154 eddiebe
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"News 12 had reported, and a New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs spokesman corroborated, that the vehicles were practicing on Thursday for a funeral,"

You get one guess whose funeral they are practicing for. (Hint: it's a 3 letter word beginning with 'Y' )

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:47 | 2230157 newengland
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'...The reservists, who belong to a military police unit...'


JP Morgue made the biggest ever donation to the New York Police Foundation, and get their monies' worth. See the wipe out of OWS, for example.

Who's going to run to the Hamptons this coming long hot summer, apart from the usual suspects, I wonder.

This kind of manoeuvre is called 'hiding in plain sight'.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:47 | 2230158 Stackers
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Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along. Nothing to see. It's just a "training".

Like the helicopter sniper assualt training in downtown Boston

Like the Invasion USA paramilitary training in Denver


and on and on and on............. nothing to see. Just the military running open combat drills in the middle of U.S. cities. All is normal.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:15 | 2230241 newengland
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We're rather old fashioned up here in New England, given that our families have defended this country since its beginning.

One shot fired against a civilian by the military up here by the Feds,  and that will be 'a shot heard round the world'. They had better get their story straight before they meet Jesus, as our black brothers who founded Memorial Day and buried our Union compatriots after the Civil War were inclined to warn those who plot against us.

A word for the Feds: back off or bleed.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:37 | 2230305 death_to_fed_tyranny
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As a fellow New Englander, are you so sure that our people will "rise up"?

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