Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Machine Gun Fire in the Skys Over Miami and Houston

Last week CBS reported Black Hawks Used In Military Training Exercise In Miami, and yesterday ABC reports Army drill scares residents on Houston's south side.

It appears that these were both multi-agency live action exercises that included the use of blank ammunition.  You have to wonder why the military is performing these types of exercises in urban areas in and around major metropolitan areas.

They are doing these exercises at a time when trust in the .gov is at lowest in my memory, and when such exercises would raise the most eyebrows.  There are mock up towns on .gov land far from the public eye that they could have used, so why Miami and Houston?

Interesting times.

1 comment:

Teke said...

In Houston they were training in an abandoned H.S.

The U.S. Army along with other agencies took over the old Carnegie Vanguard High School near Scott and Airport. There were armed men in fatigues, plenty of weapons and what many thought were real live rounds