Or it could have something to do with the fact Spetember is National Emergency Preparedness month? These occur at regular intervals throughout the
nation. They attempt to make it as real as possible, including using volunteers to act as wounded. They (in some of the drills) do the hollywood
effect by making the people look injured.
Martial law training... lolololol
The Paranoia of some is just sad...
Where people get the idea that every sginle person in Federal / State / Local Government, All military units (State / Federal) and all law enforcement
agencies (local state federal) are all going to just blindly follow orders to effect martial law and a coup is just funny....
People need to get involved with government at all levels. Participate in the system and be heard. Keep tabs on your elected reps and fire them when
they stop representing the people who voted them in.
If by some strange alignment of all the planets stars and moon martial law its, its not the military that will make it successful. The apathy and
laziness of the American people when it comes to politics is what will make it successful.
To assume that we wont need assistance from various levels of government during a mass casualty incident is naieve.
Joplin Missouri, when the tornadoes hit, wiped out more than just buildings and houses. It took out communications, emergency dispatch, electricity,
water, etc etc etc.
Joplin has about 55k people in the city, and the population of Jasper and Newton county (where the city of Joplin falls) had their own problem.
There was law enforcement present from various federal state and local agencies, in addition to using police from surrounding states. It was done to
declare martial law, but to be present if something major occured. Local resources are going to be overwhelemed with a large incident, as we also saw
Some other training upgrades for the military is the setup of some reserved radio frequencies that would allow military units the ability to
communicate with local police / fire etc.
Its better to be prepared than hoping for the best.
edit on 23-9-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)