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Because of its location in densely populated central New Jersey, the base agreed to demands of nearby residents to restrict its noisy air operation for the giant C-130 Hercules and massive C-5A after 11:00 PM. The agreement meant no landings or take-offs of such aircraft unless in an emergency or in time of war. McGuire honored that agreement since 1991 in advance of the first war with Iraq -- until last night. . . . . Uh Oh! . . . . .
According to residents in and around McGuire AFB, the base was humming with an alarming number of huge military cargo aircraft landing and taking off yesterday- and those activities continued about every ten minutes into the early hours of today.
Tripp Henderson, a long-time friend and trusted source of TRN lives near McGuire and reports via e-mail that the base had continuous air operations every ten minutes or so all day yesterday which continued non-stop until about 2:00 AM today.
I live near RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath in the UK & I have noticed a surge in ai r traffic, especiall y at the cargo & refueling base RAF Mildenhall (which is us ually silent at night). Seems unusual as most noise comes from the F15 base Lak enheath. & we thought we heard an air raid siren being tested for a few second s, that's something I have never heard here. The sound is continuing as I type t his (03:31am UK time).
We are 10 minutes from Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio and directly in the flight p ath where the planes come in to land. For the prior 2 days large military trans port planes were landing every 15 minutes -a dramatic increase in activity. Toda y it is almost silent. I only have seen one cross our path and that was early t his morning.
The Obama administration has rescinded invitations to Iranian diplomats to attend July 4th celebrations, the White House said on Thursday, Reuters reports.
10:45 AM ET -- UK-Iran relations get more toxic. "Unsourced reports are circulating, meanwhile, that British banks have frozen $1.6bn in funds belonging to Mojtaba Khamenei, son of the supreme leader," the Guardian reports. And Reuters reports that Iran is temporarily recalling its British ambassador.
Originally posted by kyred
Wow. I have no idea what this could mean. But it certainly seems like "something" is happening. Cancelled the July 4th invitation? Hmmmmmmm.....July 4th. The Japanese claim NK will shoot an intercontinental ballistic missle towards Hawaii that day.