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US Troops deployed to Washington D.C.

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posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:28 PM
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There is ALOT going on right now. This troop deployment would seem right if the original started 12 Sep 01 and each unit deployed did 1yr it would be about the right time for another unit to start taking over. I'm pretty sure an battallion sized ADA unit doesn't have nowhere near the manning to do too much. Heck even a battallion sized Infantry, Artillery, or MP unit though having more soldiers, wouldn't be able to clamp down too much in a city the size of DC even with troops( and cops and fed LEOs) already in the district. Only a brigade or larger sized unit (with multiple battallions) being deployed would worry me.

My bet is that this ADA unit is an avenger (hope that's right, the stinger and .50 cal turret mounted on back of hummer) unit. I agree that if this were a Patriot Unit that would be interesting. Have they fielded the THAAD yet?

Still this isn't happening in a vacuum. Lots going on, the tension is palpable maybe we are being primed. I havn't felt this level of unease around the Sep 11th anniversery ever, not even on the first anniv. I dunno we'll just have to wait and see i guess.




posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Interesting timing on this...

www.msnbc.msn.com...

We Are Going to Get Hit Again




Well I'm seeing this from the desk of Skeptic himself...

Oh great..

-NOT CONFIRMED-
(Mind you this may not be reliable but forgive me its from Sun the news magazine. Seeing all of this now perhaps I should post it. Perhaps there is some truth to it but no matter where you are it states to store up on bottled water and non perishable food and stay inside on (9-11-07.)

This states that the government knows of this attack but kept it quiet from the press to prevent panic.

Several targets are mentioned: the Sears tower, A Roman CC, Clevland Ohio, Bible collage Detroit, A synagogue In Brooklin. These places the paper claims that dirty bombs will be used.

Plus LA, Denver and NY is mentioned that the terrorists will release anthrax in the NY subway system and botulism in the water supply in LA and Denver.

All I can say something of this magnatude people would not make this up would they? I tried finding the link to this paper but no luck. I don't know if this even has a shread of truth to it but just be wary.)

I will be very glad that I'll be wrong on this.



[edit on 8/27/2007 by Leyla]



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:33 PM
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Now, I know something is up! Never have I seen so many people of differing opinions in one place, get along so well, and actually discuss things so rationally and calmly. Guess that verifies that we are Americans first and everything else, second???
A little off topic, but just thought it was worth noting. Great thread, btw.



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:42 PM
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SkepticOverlord has inspired me to take some sort of action. To all interested, please visit my thread, Calling all ATS'ers

Give it a look. Let's do something!

Edited to change the link...sorry

[edit on 27-8-2007 by TruthWithin]



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:51 PM
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your link keeps taking me to page 3, I don't get it. Could you be more specific?



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:54 PM
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Changed the link...sorry bout that. Please give it a read.



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:54 PM
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posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by Leyla
Plus LA, Denver and NY is mentioned that the terrorists will release anthrax in the NY subway system and botulism in the water supply in LA and Denver.


if i may, id like an opportunity to put this one part into perspecitve for everyone.

ive done most of my posting on ATS from the standpoint of having worked with demo in the military for 5 yrs, but i have also mentioned that the rest of my 12 years was in the area of NBC (nuke,chem,bio defense) and my last 2 years were on a wmd response team (think army level A hazmat)

IF there was an anthrax attack, that would ALMOST automatically point to a nation state. the weaponization of anthrax is really really hard. yes, it could be black market stuff from iraq/soviet union but that stuff does have a shelf life, (i forget atm but its not indefinate) and not only that, if caught early it IS pretty treatable. so while we may have some fatalities (any is too many ill agree) the net gain is going to be...fear. if more was done to educate the public on these things there would be LESS fear in the event IMO.

a good example is the tokyo attack. people were so scared they came from 5 miles away to the ER's (in some cases with their lawyers) and most of the fatalities that day were rescue workers who rushed in without masks.

as far as poisoning the water supply. ok, ill admit that botulism is among the deadliest toxins on earth but its still a matter of parts per billion in the water. they would literally have to drive several tanker trucks up to the resevoir (think of gas tankers on the highway) and open them up. THEN it has to survive the treatment plant where the chlorine is injected specifically to kill off bacteria.

i dont have time to look it up right now but in water botulism needs a healthier PPM/PPB ratio to be lethal, or even make anyone sick. not to mention that with todays treatment the mortality rate is pretty low. where this type of attack would be successful in addition to the fear of making us think our water was at risk, would be the fact that after an attack everyone would flood the local hospital system with any symptom they even thought they had which could essentially shut down the health care in a city.

but regardless of the fear mongering the MSM does about our water...our water is probably the SAFEST thing we're going to have in the aftermath of an attack. though water purifiers and bottled water are VERY good ideas to have "just in case"

ill try to find some online references later when i have more time.



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
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posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 11:40 PM
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A recent thread posed the question "If you were a terrorist, what would you do next?"

After postings extending aprox 5 pages, the thread appears to have been pulled, trash-canned. I have been unable to elicit an explanation as to why this was done; perhaps, as often is the case, foul manners and personal attacks, inconsistant with this board's T&C's were to blame.

Again, I do not know.


I do know that I had made a posting to that thread, the gist of which I'd like to re-submit here, at this time. Bear in mind that this is purely speculation on my part, but I believe it could tie in to what many of us here seem to be catching the "spoor" of.


In that earlier thread (and in threads even earlier) I postulated that a likely target for terrorist exploitation would be the nation's railroad system; specifically, the freight carrying portion of the system.

I proposed that with easily obtained, indigenous materials, and information readily gleened from both the internet and by simple observation, terrorists already "in-country" could turn the nation's freight rail system into a co-ordinated delivery system for "weapons of massive destruction".

The very nature and scale of the rail system itself would serve as proof against effective preventative efforts: there would be no workable alternative short of shutting the entire system down, and then reducing the traffic through the system to a tiny fraction of its normal volume to ensure safety.

The result of such a "Cure"?

Given that the vast majority of this nation's food, raw materials, and manufactured products are, at least at some point, shipped by rail, the immediate effect would be localized shortages of all these items.

The immediate economic effect would be utter chaos.

The ultimate effect, given the current state of the US economy, potentially an economic collapse not seen since the Great Depression.

What might follow such an occurance, politically, is anybody's guess.


I have to believe that our elected officials and those responsible for our nation's security are cognizant of the danger.

Many of the actions we've seen taken over the last couple of years, and especially the last few months (and weeks!), seem to indicate their growing awareness of some sort of rapidly approaching, looming threat.

Something undefinible, and apparently, unavoidable.

Something that has driven many in positions of power within the US and allied governments to consider even the most Draconian of measures, previously unthinkable in a free society, to be considered as possibly "prudent".

Now, as they said in Chicago back in 1968, and to an even greater extent thanks to the internet, and sites like ATS:


"The Whole World Is Watching!"


And waiting.



posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 12:21 AM
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hope i'm not going to far off topic with this post but did anyone see the new episode of entourage?

the "crew" was supposed to go to france for vince's movie premier but LAX was closed down because of a possible terrorist attack and bomb scares..

anyways it might be kind of far fecth'd to link these things together but it's something to consider



posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 12:25 AM
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This is troubling, I lived in Arlington for 11 years and worked downtown when 911 happen and drove past the Pentagon getting out of there as it burned with thick black smoke, also I remember the prolonged presence of humvees , air defence systems and soldiers on blocks and all around the city, it was crazy, so to see this type of thing again would be troubling.

But now you must think of this, Iran is a real threat albeit how quick we all know we can punish them but the greater thing to fear is that more of our enemies and fake friends are behind the scenes assisting materially.

Think about it, they do have F4's, F-5's and possibly some craft from other countries we might not know about that could be newer...China does have subs and a lot of them, and also carriers....Iran has LOTs of money....you just cant underestimate your enemy because if they did some haphazard suicide mission using what planes and skills they do have it will not be a good thing if even one of them make its way to the east coast or some other class of ship with missiles made its way close enuff to launch a sneak attack it would be devastating to the country...so this preparation is most assuredly a result of some type of credible intelligence and it has to be very real.

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posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 12:26 AM
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/Well, last time 9/11 happened, good ole Mr Howard was visiting the US... next week Mr Bush will be in AU visiting us.

He is coming 4 days earlier too now. Not sure why he has to come earlier than everyone else for the APEC Summit??


You would think if Mr Bush is off soil, it would be safer for the US??

And yet they have deployed troops?

ho hum, we will all just have to wait and see!

They know something and we are not being told!!
Thats what I think!



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posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:20 AM
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Hey guys, this story was pulled off of a local T.V. network here in orlando that was just covering there local troops bein deployed. Most tv stations do storys on there local troops bein deployed. This isnt on the national news yet and maybe it wont be. But if it was on the national wire first thing and CNN broadcasted it then maybe it might be something. Fact is, local tv did the story on local troops, they always do that. BUT.....it still could be a warning sign of something to come. Why else would you deploy troops somewhere if you didnt think something was goin to happen. Hopefully its nothing. Also i dont see the whole martial law thing happening....i know for one i would stand toe to toe with my neighbors to protect our rights and freedoms of the United States of America.



posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 04:09 AM
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Yeah, but people are also more aware and keeping the government under the microscope, so naturally more things will come up.

There's an anti-war protest co-inciding with the Generals report on Iraq, in DC on the 15th of September. There's also "Let's Make Histroy 2007" in NYC from September 7th - 11th.

Way, way too much stuff is piling up on mid-September. I rebuilt my paradigm after I started investigating 9/11... This paradigm seems to be crumbling under the pressure of things that are building up, if something doesn't happen, I'll have to get rid of it (gladly) and rebuild a new reality.

I hope I'll be rebuilding my paradigm of the world yet again.



posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 05:33 AM
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Originally posted by esdad71

What if Cuba decides to house Russian and Venezulan troops? What if Chavez is told he can park missles off our coast?


Why the hell would Chavez want to do that? You guys in the US have the wrong idea about Chavez. He's not a threat to the average man (he sells cheap oil to the poor of New York and London), only to those that want to control Venezuela and its oil.

See this John Pilger film for enlightenment



posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 05:36 AM
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Originally posted by makeitso
Jeez,

Much ado about nothing.

Its just the normal 1 year rotation of duties.


Operation Noble Eagle (ONE) and Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (Bay) rotations will remain using a one-year mobilization.



Absolutely.
If this were preparation for civil unrest, why deploy air defenses? What are we going to do, fly our one-man helicopters onto the WH lawn?


Originally posted by marg6043
Why I got this littler sour flavor in my mouth and the nagging feel that I should be saying I told you so.

Because you say "I told you so" every time something happens. But you haven't been right yet. Keep saying it though, because sooner or later you'll be right because of the monkeys/encyclopedia syndrome.


And spreading the word to other websites and bloggers does help to boost ATS' exposure and ratings, no?



posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 06:07 AM
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Jsobecky, dismount your high horse.


Something's up or will be up very soon. Maybe its the airforce because of the mass alien landing today.

Well........



posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 06:14 AM
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Well,
One thing I dont get it.If we presume that does military personal is called to hold he Bush regime,or it is against terror atacks,somethings looks to me not right.After 9/11 you have increased dramtacly your security in airports and all over whole country.I think it would be very dificult to hijack a plane in U.S.I have read that there are several interceptors flying over major U.S citys.In that case is really this military formation a real benefit against terror atacks.The Second-I dont simply understand how do you hold population against goverment whit Air-defences??Do you really have some F-15 in backyards?
So the question that is troubelling me is-why AA defence???


Sorry me english,not me strong side yet!!!



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