Originally posted by Glinda
Just what ties DOES President Obama (and the PTB) behind him have to the House of Saud?
Apparently, several months ago, Big Sis, Janet Napolitano met with with her Saudi "counterpart" and wouldn't ya know, we NOW have such a close, trusting relationship with Saudi Arabia that (on a five year 'once you are cleared, you are cleared" status) Saudi nationals have the same clearance standards to be included in the "GLOBAL ENTRY PROGRAM" as those who have clearance and carry the Passports of Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the Netherlands. Now add Saudi Arabia to the list and play the Sesame Street game "one of these things does not belong" song in your head.
Never mind that FIFTEEN of the 9/11 hijackers WERE Wahhabis from Saudi Arabia. Just forget all about that...think of the countries that the US does NOT have GEP with (Britain, Japan, Germany...the list goes on and on). But the Saudis have been greenlighted. What gives?
From Fox, via the DrudgeReport:
According to in-house memos now circulating, the DHS has issued orders to banks across America which announce to them that “under the Patriot Act” the DHS has the absolute right to seize, without any warrant whatsoever, any and all customer bank accounts, to make “periodic and unannounced” visits to any bank to open and inspect the contents of “selected safe deposit boxes.”
Further, the DHS “shall, at the discretion of the agent supervising the search, remove, photograph or seize as evidence” any of the following items “bar gold, gold coins, firearms of any kind unless manufactured prior to 1878, documents such as passports or foreign bank account records, pornography or any material that, in the opinion of the agent, shall be deemed of to be of a contraband nature.”
DHS memos also state that banks are informed that any bank employee, on any level, that releases “improper” “classified DHS Security information” to any member of the public, to include the customers whose boxes have been clandestinely opened and inspected and “any other party, to include members of the media” and further “that the posting of any such information on the internet will be grounds for the immediate termination of the said employee or employees and their prosecution under the Patriot Act.” Safety deposit box holders and depositors are not given advanced notice when failed banks shut their doors.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Ok, NOW I'm really getting an ungood feeling here. I'm seeing moves reported that I have never seen before, and they're not good ones.
First, two E-6B TACAMO aircraft (semi-replacement for the EC-135 Looking Glass) have been launched. Upon departure the tower reportedly said "Be safe, and see you in a few weeks. Come back in one piece!"
Second, SLAM 1, a B-1B out of Ellsworth AFB requested permission to attack a "missile facility" in Snyder Texas (a school bus depot), using simulated JDAMs. They also mentioned SA-6 and SA-8 SAM launchers during the audio.
Third, and this is where things get really ungood, DARK 1, flight of 7 was heard requesting a tanker drag from Beale AFB, and requesting weather for UAM (UAM is the code for Anderson AB Guam). What makes this both worrying, and very unusual is the fact that DARK is the standard callsign for B-1B bombers out of Dyess AFB, TX. I have never heard of a flight of seven with B-1s. I've seen four, max, but never once have I seen seven flying together like that.
Originally posted by TheNewRevolution
Not sure if this is the right place for this or not but I live nearby to Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania. The Gap has been used as a mobilization base since 9/11 and is the main depot for several divisions, particularly the only national Stryker division in the US, the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
Anywho, I always keep a close ear and every once in awhile they have some firing exercises and some air drills but I've never seen or heard anything like today. It sounds like a non-stop thunderstorm with the cannon fire going off on the gap and it has been going on for hours.
Couple that with the fact that planes and choppers have been flying exercises overhead the entire time - something completely unseen since 9/11 time frame, and it has me on my toes. The skies haven't been quiet for hours and it it continuing on. The only event taking place that I have seen is that Senator Toomey (yes of the gun bill fame) is on base for some kind of recruitment seminar.
Something to keep watch over and if there are any other bases that seem to be overly active, any information would be much appreciated. This is definitely not an ordinary day for the Gap, that is for sure.
Black helicopters? Or just some Black hawks?
A friend of mine works on Bourbon Street - he shot this tonight. Was it just a innocent flyover by a few black hawks? Or practice for urban operations by Homeland Security as we have seen in other locations? I don't know - but they sure are low ---- you decide....
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Originally posted by esdad71
This is interesting. According to one reporter who could post here 'loudspeakers' were telling people to be calm just before the bombing. This guy is asking a good question...can we confirm this from anyone who may have been there? This again let's it slip they were trying to stop something and not just being reactive.
Remember we are not hearing much about the JFK library and there are reports of up to 5 devices in total with the other 3 stopped. Look at the picture from the JFK Library. It blew out the front of the building. I have not seen this on the MSM. Mechanical fire on the same day as a terror attack? What are the odds.
and finally the first explosion...I am trying to find any raw video I can to capture the 'be calm' if I can.
and last but not least...is New Orleans Next? These guys were pretty low and after today...
Originally posted by DragonFire1024
Not sure if this is the right category for this post, but by all means if not, direct me to the proper areas.
I work at a local store in Kittery, Maine and today a small convoy of armored tank-like vehicles and a hummer or two went by my store. I recorded a video from my cell phone. Now this isn't something that's uncommon except for a few things. To avoid traffic they usually take 95 north or the Route 1 bypass. In this case they went straight up Route 1 which goes though the local tourist spots like the outlet malls.
I have only ever noticed these vehicles used in civilian control like protests or riots. Aside from one Twitter post of a local protest (here) I find nothing related to any military presence around the local area today. Maybe you guys have some answers?
P.S. This appeared to be Naval as I recognized the uniform. I also work and live less than a mile from the US Navy base in Portsmouth NH. I didn't even know the Navy had vehicles like this. I didn't have my phone on me at the time, though I wish I had as I had seen a fully dressed soldier standing out of one of the tank access hatches. By the time I got my phone, they had moved too far up, but the soldier had gone back inside.
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U.S. Army Buying Millions of Rounds of Russian Ammo and Popular Civilian Firearms
Compelling proof Dept. of Defense is joining DHS in drying up firearms and ammo supply.
July 26, 2013
A U.S. Army solicitation posted July 18 on the Federal Business Opportunities web site asks for “non-standard” ammunition from vendors which includes:
- 2,550,000 rounds of 7.62x39mm ball ammo
- 575,000 blank rounds of 7.62x39mm ammo and
- 425,000 rounds of 9x18mm Makarov ball ammo
The army intends to store all these rounds in ammo storage facilities at both Camp Stanley in Boerne, Texas and the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky.
As the solicitation implies, the 7.62x39mm and the 9x18mm Makarov are not standard-issue in the U.S. military or NATO.
Rather they are calibers developed by the former Soviet Union which are now commonly used by civilian shooters in the United States.
The 7.62x39mm in particular is extremely popular with private gun owners due to the wide availability and affordability of both military surplus ammo and firearms chambered for this round, such as the AK-47 and the SKS.
Handguns chambered for the 9x18mm Makarov, such as the FEG PA-63, are common, inexpensive imports.
The desired list of calibers attached to a previous, related acquisition request also included oddball rounds such as the .303 British and the 7.62×25mm Tokarev.
In addition to this solicitation for nearly 3,000,000 live rounds of Russian calibers popular with the public, the army made a similar request last year for a long-term weapon supplier who can ship both foreign non-standard and obsolete U.S. military weapons anywhere in the world.
According to this 2012 request, the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) wanted to find a vendor who could “reach around the world at any given moment to gather and provide multiple types of weapons and weapon parts.”
The extensive list of desired weapons included firearms popular with civilians such as the aforementioned AK-47, 1911s, M1903 Springfields, Walther PP/PPKs (another common import), and other “commercial and para-military weapons.”
This solicitation also asked for “books, manuals, tools, and gauges” pertaining to the firearms.
I'm a truck driver and travel US highways.
Tonight around 6:30 pm MDT in Eastern Wy.I-80 I came
Across an Army Convoy... Over about 2 miles in length with 3 gun ships guns mounted
Doors open with troops in sight at doors. Very serous.