Some time back while driving down a highway in a convoy of Humvees we got all sorts of positive response from passing vehicles - We were restricted to
55 in the slow lane as per regulations.
Salutes, honks, women hanging out of their sunroofs, quite the uplifting experience to tell you the truth - It can remind you that many people still
appreciate our armed forces. (Thank the MSM I guess?)
Then there was this one lady as a passenger of a car in the next lane over. While passing us along with everyone else, she gave us a serious "WTF is
going on?" look. My first thought? She must be a member of ATS.
On topic... I'm not so sure most of the roads would be able to handle the abuse that a tank puts out. One pivot turn on a less than stellar road and
it would be finished, utterly torn up. I wouldn't agree with that unless they'd be willing to repave all the damaged roads afterwards!
Now that I've looked at the OP's link, I found this link within that one from 2008:
[color=108044]Northcom officials were forced to subsequently
issue a denial
(regarding troops engaging in civilian law enforcement duties). I'm linking this because I was in that unit on that
mission. Northcom didn't know what to do with us after deployment during this dwell time so we trained for, of all things, responding to natural
disasters. Hurricanes specifically within my unit. I thought this was great, a lot better than spending time in Iraq. Tax payer money much better
Nothing ever happened.
Here we are, the Army will train stateside, again, and Alex Jones will complain, again.
I had no idea that these sensationalistic scare tactics were on a cycle like this. Fact I had no knowledge of PrisonPlanet nor ATS back in 2008.
As an aside to the OP, I've no criticism against you for posting this, none at all. I hope my insight regarding this puts things into perspective,