CONCERNING THAT MILITARY EXERCISE IN SAN ANTONIO
V.T. spotted this one, and as you can guess from the title of today's blog, it has me wondering. The American military is conducting some sort of military exercise - we used to call them wargames before they became "drills" before they became "exercises" - in Sant Antonio, Texas, a city the following article reminds us is the U.S.A.'s 7th largest:
Here's what the San Antonio police had to say about the "exercise":
The training sessions are taking place for four days this week from 6pm until 3am, and they include air and ground mobility operations, and close-quarter combat training in a dark and realistic environment, San Antonio police shared on Facebook.
'The meetings and planning for this training event began months ago,' SAPD Police Chief William McManus said in a press release.
'Being that San Antonio is known as Military City, USA, we have a long history and strong relationship with the U.S. military, and we're honored to be able to provide support to the U.S. Army as they conduct this critical training in our city.,' he added.
Safety precautions were set in place to protect participants and residents, along with planning considerations to minimize impact to the community and private property.
San Antonio Police said it will also be on-site to ensure the safety of both citizens and participants.
The article goes on to mention that in spite of attempts by local authorities to warn the city's residents, may report that they were unaware of them, or of their scale. And one resident apparently had some suspicions:
Another resident reported the military to police, while one person warned his neighbors: 'Beware: The Exercise is not Military. Lock your Doors. And be vigilant.'
Now I have no objection to the military holding wargames, or "exercises" as they're calling them now, and indeed, there may be more in that terminological change than meets the eye... we'll get back to that. For now I want to focus on the basic idea of wargames themselves. Every military conducts them, in peace and in war. It's a crucial component of evaluating training, doctrine, support, command,... everything.
Nations also conduct them to send messages to potential enemies. We've all witnessed in the past few days the joint military drills of the USA, Indonesia, and other nations in the Pacific, and of Communist China in the waters and air space around Taiwan. The messages usually are designed to intimidate, and to show opponents some of the capabilities of one's own military, to make them think twice about direct confrontations.
With respect to the U.S.A., it is not the first time its military has held drills on American soil or airspace; just think of all of those drills being conducted on...er....uhm... 9/11. In many cases those drills were only made general public knowledge after the event, like...er...uhm.... 9/11.
But now the "exercise" is announced, guns are fired, explosions are heard, helicopters are seen.
So what's going on?
Well, as I said, such "exercises" are usually held not only for training, but to send messages. Now here's the problem: why train in San Antonio? If one is worried about the military's competence to fight in urban situations, well, geez, we built whole miniature towns in the southwestern deserts to test nuclear bombs... why not build whole towns to test urban warfare training and doctrine? Expensive? Yes. But maybe less expensive than the cost of local security and economic disruption caused by having an "exercise" in a real city. If the message was intended for potential foreign invaders, why not conduct the drill in a foreign city, or one closer to it, like Chicago, Sacramento, San Franfreakshow, New York? I jest, but only partially, because this really is my main point: perhaps the message here is precisely to San Antonio, and perhaps to Texas and "Texas-sympathizers", and the message is, be afraid, be very afraid. Texas, after all, has shown some recent policies, going back to its bullion depository and up to and including trying to complete Mr. Trump's wall, and sending illegal migrants to places like Swampington DC. Texas, in other words, like other states, is saying no to the swamp and the vile creatures therein.
In a country that has become a banana republic with an evident unequal application of law, and where the Swamp follows the dictates of Lavrenty Beria, investigating a man until one finds a crime, no matter how miniscule, to prosecute; a banana republic where all the courts in the relevant jurisdiction are packed and prejudiced against the political opposition; I'm not surprised at all by this. If so, watch for more "exercises" over time, in places like Cheyenne, Bismarck, Nashville... you get the idea...
See you on the - Oh, one more thing. You know all those 87,000 IRS agents they want to shoot to kill, in a country having trouble finding recruits for its military? Well, what better place to find employment for all those people streaming across the borders the government does not want to enforce... A mercenary army and mercenary armies of bureaucrats to serve a corrupt and criminal oligarchy bought and paid for by corporate "governments" with special "private" jurisdictions under the aegis of "national security" ... where have I heard that story before?
See you on the flip side...
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