posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 04:27 AM
I've lived in New York City my entre life and I know exactly where those photos were taken, that street happens to be between the national guard
armory on the east side and the Intrepid floating museum on the far west side. I've never personally seen armored vehicles roaming the streets of
New York, but I have seen the Ghostbusters car, the Batmobile and an NYPD Mobile Command Center parked in front of a Krispy Kreme. My point? This is
New York City, armored vehicles would be far from the strangest thing I've seen.
The next time you're here in my neck of the woods I would suggest a trip to Grand Central Station, there you will find the whole area under military
control, granted there are uniformed NYPD officers, but the soldiers are armed with M-16s, who do you think is in charge?
I must say, it is a strange site to see fully equipped soldiers loitering around the train station. Or SWAT decked to the gills hanging on the
corner. In fact much of that is simply for window dressing, the NYPD recently instituted a policy where officers can earn time and a half for hanging
around in their uniform on their off hours. They're technically off duty and don't have to arrest or help anyone if they don't feel like it.
I think New York City is a major shock to most people who aren't from here. The Intrepid floating museum happens to be an aircraft carrier of
considerable size, on the main flight deck you can find helicopters, fighter jets from all eras and even an SR-71 blackbird. There's also a
submarine with a ready to launch cruise missle, I actually took the tour of the sub many years ago, we were strictly informed not to touch anything as
the sub is still active.
Perhaps it seemed I digressed severly but it's 5 in the morning so I beg leniancy. My point is this, if you're looking for an NWO conspiracy for
military control of New York City you're a little too late. It's been this way since 9/11.
In fact, it can be rather amussing. I would suggest, upon your next trip to the city, that you go up to one of the SWAT members (who in my opinion
look much akin to turtles in all that armor) and ask them about what they're there for etc. Last time someone asked that the poor guy was at a loss
for an answer. "Uuuuh, yeah, we uhhhhh, fight the terrorists.......if they come around" They're quite friendly and you can have your picture
taken with them.