Living in an Imperial World: USMC Uses Indianapolis for Urban "Training Exercise"
I have suspected for some time that the real motivation behind the sham "security theatre" foisted on Americans by the TSA and other .gov types since 9/11 is to foster compliance behavior and to desensitize folks to the presence of an overt police state.
That suspicion was heightened when a friend sent this story from Indianapolis:
...U.S. Marine helicopters will land at the old Eastgate Consumer Mall, Brookside Park and other Indianapolis locations when the city becomes a mock battlefield next week.
About 2,300 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., will conduct urban warfare training from Wednesday through June 19 in and around Indianapolis.
Most of the troops will be deployed at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the Raytheon facility on Holt Road, said Debbi Fletcher of the Indianapolis/Marion County Emergency Management Agency.
“We don’t want anyone thinking that there’s an invasion happening or that we declared martial law or something like that,” Fletcher said.
The Marines have been cleared by state, federal and local authorities, Fletcher said. The unit’s commander promised to try to keep noise to a minimum and give neighbors plenty of warning.
“Our aim in Indianapolis is to expose our Marines to realistic scenarios and stresses posed by operating in an actual urban community, thereby increasing their proficiency in built-up areas,” Col. Mark J. Desens, commander of the 26th MEU, said in a statement. “While some of the activity will take place around Camp Atterbury, residents in many areas can expect to see helicopters flying overhead, military vehicles on the roads and Marines patrolling on foot,” Desens said...
Read the comments to the original story, and think about the non-existent similarities between Indianapolis and any other place our troops are currently fighting anywhere else in the world.
After that, refresh your memory of the infamous 29 Palms questionnaire - directing your attention especially to the final question.
Next: review the true story of a young American soldier who had the courage to place his loyalty to the Constitution above his obediance to his superiors' orders.
Then think long and hard about the implications and the real objectives of this "training exercise".
This fellow certainly has.