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I just saw military trucks and planes go by - is there something going on with N. Korea?

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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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I was out shopping with a friend and saw two US fighter jets flying over us near our international airport. On the way home, we saw two military fuel trucks coming toward us. Now, I've lived here in Vermont for over 10 years and have never seen fighter jets or Army trucks.

My first thought was that something had happened with North Korea. At home, I checked the news, but amazingly, there's been no news all day about North Korea... a media blackout? However, in the past few days there were some articles I found that said that SATURDAY (today), N.K. might fire another ICBM—but this time "at an ordinary angle."

Here's an excerpt from a CNBC report (link:


And Pyongyang's next display of defiance could come in the form of yet another missile launch as early this Saturday, to coincide with the country's founding day.

"The situation is very grave. It doesn't seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear armament," South Korea Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said in a meeting of the country's defense ministers on Thursday, CNN reported.

"Some believe North Korea may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile on the 9th, this time at an ordinary angle," Lee reportedly said.

There would likely be no better way to provoke the international community than to launch a missile at an ordinary angle, according to Bernard Loo, professor of strategic studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Up until now, Pyongyang has launched its missiles vertically.

"When you do ballistic missile tests, the idea is to test the technology. You don't actually want the missile to hit any place than you would otherwise want it to hit," Loo said.

"When you launch it an an ordinary angle, you're launching it the way you would if you were trying to hit something," he added.


Has anyone else seen any unusual display of military power where they live, or heard anything about a possible ICBM launch?



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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: sylvie

Vermont has their own fighter units that fly around. You might not have seen them, but they're there and flying almost every day. They're also evacuating aircraft from Florida ahead of the storm, as well as aircraft that had to leave Texas that haven't gone home yet.
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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 02:39 PM
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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: sylvie

I'm in Vermont too! For being such a low-population state, we do seem to have pretty active military. Are you talking about BTV airport?



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

Vermont is fairly close to Bangor, Maine, which is where a lot of military units coming back to the US stop to clear Customs, as well as testing areas in Connecticut and upper New York.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: sylvie

I'm in Vermont too! For being such a low-population state, we do seem to have pretty active military. Are you talking about BTV airport?


Yes, I was in Williston today and saw the planes and the military vehicles. If you live here, you know it's not normal to see these things around... at least I haven't.


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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: sylvie

It's also not normal to have potentially three hurricanes hitting the US within a couple of weeks. There's going to be a lot of military movement around the country that people aren't used to seeing. Nothing to do with North Korea, just trying to get equipment out of the way of storms.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 02:57 PM
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wait... hold on.. today is north korea's birthday?
ayyyyyy lmao



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: sylvie

US Marines (about 300) are being mustered in Norfolk for deployment to the coast of Florida to aid in Hurricane efforts after landfall. A US aircraft carrier, a LHD and several escort vessels have been put together and are heading to a rendezvous to preposition them.

On the other side Sputnik news was reporting the USS Wasp had departed for N. Korea loaded with F-35's. Since its Sputnik news I dont place much credence in the report but you never know.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Wasp is in the Caribbean. She wouldn't head to Japan, where she's actually scheduled to go, with F-35s on board, since the aircraft are already in Japan. But she's currently flying helicopters into the Caribbean to evacuate patients from St Thomas, and do damage assessment. Once she's done with disaster relief, she's going to replace Bonhomme Richard in Japan.
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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: sylvie

Has anyone else seen any unusual display of military power where they live, or heard anything about a possible ICBM launch?



Yes. I live in Kirriemuir, Scotland, been here 3 years and Monday was the first time I'd seen military helicopters performing low flying maneuvers in this part of Scotland (have seen plenty of low flying planes around Pitlochry). I think they were chinooks but cannot conform if they were or not.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: sylvieroup based in Burlington.

Vermont is home to the 158th Fighter Wing, an F-16 squadron based in Burlington.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Xcathdra

Wasp is in the Caribbean. She wouldn't head to Japan, where she's actually scheduled to go, with F-35s on board, since the aircraft are already in Japan. But she's currently flying helicopters into the Caribbean to evacuate patients from St Thomas, and do damage assessment. Once she's done with disaster relief, she's going to replace Bonhomme Richard in Japan.


Thanks for the info... As I said it came from Sputnik news.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 05:52 PM
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a reply to: djz3ro

My guess is training.

They can fly low pretty much anywhere for training but usually avoid populated areas. They tend to hug the coast in NE England if heading up your way.

Here's a link to operation time tables, North Scotland is here.

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Pilots need variety, so you don't usually see them training and flying in the same locations much, unless it's a necessity.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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All is well, it's drill weekend and today is family day for the Vermont Army and Air National Guard. Lot of demonstrations of the different jobs done by each unit, some flyovers, etc.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:18 PM
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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: therainmaker
All is well, it's drill weekend and today is family day for the Vermont Army and Air National Guard. Lot of demonstrations of the different jobs done by each unit, some flyovers, etc.


Thanks for the update! I was getting kind of worried when I saw all the military display. I've recently written some articles about North Korea and a potential EMP attack... and it's pretty scary. They might well have the ability to explode a nuke above the US mainland already, and then it's lights out, possibly for a large region.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: sylvie

Lol. Maybe. Do you live in South Korea? 😂. I saw some soldiers marching in a parade. Do you think thst means they were heading to battle?



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: sylvie
I was out shopping with a friend and saw two US fighter jets flying over us near our international airport. On the way home, we saw two military fuel trucks coming toward us. Now, I've lived here in Vermont for over 10 years and have never seen fighter jets or Army trucks.

My first thought was that something had happened with North Korea. At home, I checked the news, but amazingly, there's been no news all day about North Korea... a media blackout? However, in the past few days there were some articles I found that said that SATURDAY (today), N.K. might fire another ICBM—but this time "at an ordinary angle."

Here's an excerpt from a CNBC report (link:


And Pyongyang's next display of defiance could come in the form of yet another missile launch as early this Saturday, to coincide with the country's founding day.

"The situation is very grave. It doesn't seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear armament," South Korea Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said in a meeting of the country's defense ministers on Thursday, CNN reported.

"Some believe North Korea may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile on the 9th, this time at an ordinary angle," Lee reportedly said.

There would likely be no better way to provoke the international community than to launch a missile at an ordinary angle, according to Bernard Loo, professor of strategic studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Up until now, Pyongyang has launched its missiles vertically.

"When you do ballistic missile tests, the idea is to test the technology. You don't actually want the missile to hit any place than you would otherwise want it to hit," Loo said.

"When you launch it an an ordinary angle, you're launching it the way you would if you were trying to hit something," he added.


Has anyone else seen any unusual display of military power where they live, or heard anything about a possible ICBM launch?


Early last week I saw a squadron of A-10's flying near the airbase near my house. The last time I saw A-10's flying near my house was in 2002 just prior to the Iraq (part deux) invasion. Could be merely prepping for the in case of, but that one made my think..




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