posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 04:47 PM
I live in downtown Manhattan (a few blocks from the WTC site) and was crossing West & Chambers reets yesterday at about 4pm, when a motorcade of about
6 black cars came speeding down Chambers street. The first car was a black SUV. The window was open and you could clearly see several guys in green
military-looking uniforms putting on camouflage makeup. The rest of the cars were black Town cars and limousines and had darkened windows. They
didn't even stop for the red light--West Street is a 6 lane highway, so this could have caused a major accident--and screeched around the corner,
turning south on West St. to speed further downtown.
I was standing on the corner with 7 other people, stunned. We all didn't know what to make of what had just happened. It looked like something
out of a movie, but there weren't any cameras around.
When I got home, I called the local police station and they said that they didn't know of any training programs going on in the area--and if so, they
usually wouldn't do so in the middle of rush hour traffic. The PO I spoke with said that there wasn't any police activity in the area, but I
really didn't expect them to tell me if anything anyway. But the fact that there were commandos in my neighborhood has been bothering me and I
can't imagine what possibly could have been going on. And what was the camouflage for?? I don't know what they could have been expecting to blend
into in lower Manhattan! Any thoughts?