Folks in downtown Los Angeles, California, had their Monday evening rattled by some US Army urban warfare training exercises being carried out downtown. Residents posted recordings of close-in military maneuvers above the streets and reported loud booms.
Angelenos are having a rough week: first one of their professional football teams, the Rams, lost the Super Bowl, and now the US military has decided to use the center of their city as an urban playground for weapons of war.
To those wondering about the Military helicopters in the skies over the Los Angeles area, here’s your answer:
“Members of the US Army will conduct military training in the greater Los Angeles and Long Beach areas Feb 4-9, 2019,” says a Monday news release by the Los Angeles Police Department. “The purpose of the training is to enhance soldier skills by operating in various urban environments and settings.”
Local CBS affiliate KCAL reported that the main neighborhoods where the exercises were being held were Silver Lake, downtown LA and Long Beach. They reported the drills were over by 10 p.m. Monday.
While police said residents near the training locations had been notified beforehand, the Los Angeles Times noted Tuesday that many said they had nonetheless been caught off guard by helicopters whizzing overhead and loud booms.
“This training is coordinated with the appropriate state, county and city officials as well as private property owners,” the press release continues. “Safety precautions have been implemented to prevent unnecessary risk to both participants and/or area residents and property.”
“The local terrain and training facilities in Los Angeles provide the Army with unique locations and simulates urban environments the service members may encounter when deployed overseas,” says a US Army statement obtained by KCAL. “There is no replacement for realistic training. Each location selected enables special operations teams and flight crews to maintain maximum readiness and proficiency, validate equipment and exercise standard safety procedures.”
“Residents may hear sounds associated with the training, including aircraft and weapon simulations.”
But it wasn’t just choppers involved in these exercises. Air traffic trackers reported the flight path of a US Navy P-8 Poseidon, typically used for anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare, but which can also carry an electronics warfare suite, circling the downtown area several thousand feet up Monday evening.
A Dangerous Precedent
This is far from the first time US armed forces have used US cities as a training ground. Back in July 2015, the Jade Helm 15 exercise saw 1,200 US troops drill for a month in urban and rural environments across the southwest, all while the military barred media from reporting on the events, the Washington Post reported at the time. And then in 2016, the US Air National Guard “invaded” the city of Tampa, Florida, although this exercise was much better publicized, and the public was invited to watch.
This past April, the US Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment zipped between New York skyscrapers and across neighborhoods in urban warfare exercises that the Drive reported caused New Yorkers to flood the emergency phone lines, fearing a repeat of the September 11, 2001, attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in the city, was underway.
Activists have long warned that such training, while ostensibly used to prepare for urban combat overseas, could also be training for US military deployment at home in the event of domestic conflict or civil war. While the Post notes that these concerns have been largely dismissed as “conspiracy theories,” there is precedent for such operations.
In 1968, on the heels of urban uprisings like those in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts and the so-called “long, hot summer” of 1967, the US military began preparing for “organized urban insurrection” in the next few years, according to retired US Army Colonel Robert B. Rigg, as quoted by The Atlantic. “Organized urban insurrection could explode to the extent that large American cities could become scenes of destruction approaching those of Stalingrad in World War II.”
“Rooftops, windows, rooms high up, streets low down and back alleys nearby could become a virtual jungle for patrolling police or military forces at night when hidden snipers could abound, as they often do against US and allied forces in Vietnam in daylight,” Rigg wrote in Army magazine in January 1968. “Could local police or National Guard units carry out such search-and-destroy campaigns in the cement-block jungles of high-rise buildings?”
“Army units must be oriented and trained to know the cement-and-asphalt jungle of every American city,” he warned. “Possibly the sight of such maneuvers in several cities could prove a deterrent to urban insurrection.”
Indeed, it was only months later that the downtowns of a dozen major US cities burned as massive urban uprisings followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The US National Guard deployed tens of thousands of troops across the US to restore and maintain order, including 13,600 just in Washington, DC, the Post reported.
US Special Forces Descend On Los Angeles After CIA Pilot Linked To Las Vegas Massacre Blown Out Of Sky
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
February 6, 2019
A mainly redacted “Of Special Importance” highly classified new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today confirming the Ministry of Defense(MoD) assessment that elite US Special Forces have begun high profile arrest operations in Los Angeles-California, notes that this urban combat operation was begun within hours after a known CIA deep cover pilot going by the name of Antonio Pastini was blown out of sky—whose true name is Jordan Isaacson, and whom SVR intelligence analysts had previously identified as being one of the CIA pilots who flew stolen Israeli weapons and ammunition to Nevada where they ended up in the possession of CIA arms pilot Stephen Paddock, who is reported to have singlehandedly carried out the worst massacre in American history on 1 October 2017 when it was said he fired more than 1,100 rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas-Nevada killing 58 people and leaving 851 injured—a feat of marksmanship too preposterous to believe as no single solider in any war in history has ever come close to matching such a death toll. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
4 people killed when pieces of exploded plane fall upon homes in Yorba Linda-California on 4 February 2019…
…and that also killed CIA arms pilot Jordan Isaacson, who was operating under his deep cover name Antonio Pastini.
According to this report, 8 days ago, on 29 January 2019, the specialized American intelligence unit of the SVR sent out an “Urgent Action Notice” requesting heightened surveillance of all known CIA operatives believed to have been involved in the Las Vegas Massacre—and whose stated reason for doing so was based on their belief that “retribution killings” could begin because the FBI had just closed their case on this massacre with their concluding that Paddock’s motives remained a mystery to them—thus meaning that none of his co-conspirators would be brought to justice.
As per standard operating protocols long established within the US intelligence community, this report explains, once a criminal CIA target and/or targets are deemed unable to have their crimes revealed to the public by normal prosecution procedures, and as determined by the FBI, they face non-judicial actions—that mostly sees them arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned for made up sex crimes, but in some cases sees them being assassinated—one of the most infamous of them being the assassination of CIA drug and weapons smuggling pilot Barry Seals.
CIA drug and weapons smuggling pilot Barry Seals (above) assassinated on 19 February 1986 by US military sniper
Of particular surveillance interest by the SVR noted in their 29-January “Urgent Action Notice”, this report details, was CIA pilot Jordan Isaacson—who was operating under his deep cover name of Antonio Pastini and was long associated with CIA pilot Stephen Paddock—both of whom were residents of the State of Nevada, and whose frequent flights between Mexico and Chicago-Illinois showed the CIA exchanging guns and ammunition for drugs—and was an arrangement deal worked out between the DEA and the Sinaloa drug cartel—leaving it no wonder why top Mexican government officials publically stated that the CIA manages the drug trade in their country.
Four days after issuing their “Urgent Action Notice”, on 4 February, for increased surveillance on CIA pilot Jordan Isaacson, this report concludes, his plane was blown out of the sky over the Las Angeles suburb of Yorba Linda—and upon whose body was found a Chicago Police Department badge and retirement papers that would have allowed him to land there without being overly searched—and who, for 21-years after retiring and moving from Chicago to Nevada, freely posted to social media and granted media interviews telling of his time being a Chicago policeman—but upon whose death than saw the Chicago Police Department denying he had ever worked for them, and saying that the badge he had was stolen in 1978—with it further to be noted that even as his bombed out plane was still blazing on the ground, a US Navy P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft rushed into the air over Los Angles where it took up a circular flying pattern at 20,000 feet remaining there for hours—until they were joined by elite US Special Forces troops who began a series of raids they masked for the public as an exercise—and whose explosions and gunfire continue to rattle the nerves of the citizens of this city.
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