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Headed To The Beach? Heads Up For An Invasion Force. Huge Marine Drill Confirms Ground Invasion of

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 08:56 AM
I'm not sure what is going on here, but we are definitely preparing for something.....Hoping you wonderful guys and girls of the military can fill us in on what is coming.

CNN is playing this off as a standard drill, which makes me mistrust that idea even more. There is an article stating that the U.S. is preparing to send massive troops into Libya for a ground invasion. I'll link to that as well.

If anyone can shed some light on this it would definitely be appreciated. If you notice any amazing aircraft in your area please report here what you see.

Thank you for your time.


Washington (CNN) -- It's mid-June, a perfect time to visit the beach to watch porpoises play in the surf or seagulls strut the sand -- or you could watch a formation of Marine Corps warplanes darting over the shore at hundreds of miles per hour. But don't worry -- the United States hasn't declared war on your family's beach house. It's just part of a major Marine Corps exercise called Exercise Mailed Fist (translation: armored fist).

The exercise is designed to test the capability of every type of Marine Corps aircraft, including MV-22 Ospreys and F/A 18 Hornets, as well as some Navy ships and Air Force planes. The drill will stretch from Quantico Marine Base in northern Virginia to the Navy's Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida. With thousands of Marines and other service members involved, it's the biggest such drill ever on the U.S. East Coast.


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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:14 AM
I'm giving you a bump.

Really large exercise.... covers such a large part of the east coast.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:19 AM
tax payer money hard at work, gotta love that

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:22 AM
reply to post by butcherguy

I appreciate that! I feel this is very important, and hoping to get some real discussion here.

Doesn't seem like this prep., is for Libya. Something much bigger must be going on.


posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:38 AM
reply to post by paxnatus
I have been part of amphibious exercises, mostly US only, some NATO. None of them encompassed this much coastline.

It seems to indicate some change in the military's wargame planning.

I would be interested in hearing from more recent veterans about their experiences with amphib exercises. Mine date from the early 1980's.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:44 AM
Be aware people
The war machine is tuning up

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:47 AM
Well may as well add my 2 cents.

I would think a very large (almost unheard of) exercise like this is a massive flexing of muscle. The big question is why?

These exercises serve more as a way to prepare the minds of the ones serving in arms than for just that of the place they want to intimmidate. A repatriotizing if you will, as well as a way to start the adrenaline pump for violence after a long shelf period.

Other small "good" bits , folks see and hear thier military and feel secure, or if they think outside the box tighten down under the threat of "punishment". , Keep the budget high, if you don't spend it you don't get as much next year(way it is).

Coming from the nearest niebouring country, I have often wondered what kept the States from trying to annex us like a few other places, but then we may as well be owned as it is.


Oh yeah.... Think on the cost to play.....just one of those planes takes thousands of dollars to fuel up for every trip......the ones I know best take upwards to 80,000 to fill once....for one day of flying. And that's just some
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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:50 AM
reply to post by A por uvas

One of my all time favorite songs.....the world has become such a scary place.

Thank you for memories of John......I miss him so much!!


posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:52 AM
Just came back from the beach here in Daytona. Nothing unusual to report. It's hot out there.

A couple weeks ago, I did notice what looked a lot like a C-130 painted up in Coast Guard colors running laps around town, at pretty low altitude. It was around for a few hours. That's the first time I ever noticed one around here.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:53 AM

Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by paxnatus
I have been part of amphibious exercises, mostly US only, some NATO. None of them encompassed this much coastline.

It seems to indicate some change in the military's wargame planning.

I would be interested in hearing from more recent veterans about their experiences with amphib exercises. Mine date from the early 1980's.

First, thank you for your service
! Next, exactly!!!! But can you elaborate when you say " change in wargame planning?

Thanks for your replies,

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:01 AM
last year Aruiga 10 series of wargames lasted some 8 months and covered the US coastline from Florida to Canada.. and was designed to test/prefect the interoperability of US and UK forces but the series also included Canadian and other NATO elements.

I am always keen on looking at "firsts" as there where many in the Auriga series including the first time US Opsreys and Marines operated from UK assault ships...

the vid (one of many from the MoD on this exercise) only covers the UK elements, the US elements far exceeded the small UK task groups.

It is interesting that in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan (a land locked nation) the US and UK where training amphibious assaults. make of that what you will going by our current situation.

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 11:09 AM
The local Havlock news–home of Cherry Point

Cherry Point involved in large military exercise
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June 17, 2011 4:40 PM
Havelock News

Air and ground assets from Virginia to Florida are part of a massive readiness exercise led by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point.

Exercise Mailed Fist 1-11 is continuing through June 24, and residents in the area should expect an increase in military aircraft and ground activity in the region, according to a release from Cherry Point.

The exercise is one of the largest for the 2nd MAW in recent history. It is designed to ensure that personnel remain prepared to serve as part of a rapid-deployment aviation force in readiness, according to the release.

The exercise involves Marine units from Cherry Point, New River and Beaufort, S.C., along with other Marine, Navy and Air Force units from the East Coast, according to the release. Bases involved include Cherry Point, New River, Bogue Field, Atlantic Field and Camp Davis, as well as others in the region such as Beaufort, S.C., Vadalia Regional Airport in Georgia, Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Fort Pickett, Va., MCAS Quantico, Va., and the Navy Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida.

The training involves, for the first time in more than 10 years, the deployment of a Cherry Point Harrier squadron to Bogue Field in Carteret County, from where it will operate as part of the exercise, according to the release. The training also involves all other type of aircraft operated by the 2nd MAW.

The training also involves a newly built Wing Operations Center at Cherry Point that uses a variety of communications technologies, according to the release.

Previous such exercises have involved deployment to the West Coast, and by combining previous separate training events, the cost of the training is less expensive, according to the release. A specific figure was not provided.

I’m in the Cherry Point/Bogue Field/Atlantic Field area. If I see anything, I’ll take pictures.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 11:41 AM
Just talked to my girlfriend. She's in Key Largo, and said she's been seeing this going on down there for a couple days now. She described the Osprey, and mentioned seeing several fighters, too.

So, there's that, for what it's worth.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 07:09 PM
I conducted drill of this sort with the 15th MEU in California, but was in no way to the caliber in size as has been reported.

My enlistment was in the mid 90's and I lack a large education in the Air Wing, so no telling what is truly going on.

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 10:43 PM
I am in Virginia, and I have to say everynight this week say around 1am I have heard military helicopters; as well as jets. You know the kind that are so loud it rattles the windows? A friend of mind who was traveling this week in the Western part of the state reported seeing military aircraft flying very low, around 400-500 ft. Above tree line and traveling approx. 500mph, twice this week.

With the announcement that we will be calling 5,000 troops home immediately, the two of these events have made me extremely suspicious about what is headed our way.


posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 08:57 AM
reply to post by A por uvas

Yes: it is tuning up and I believe there are very pertinent things to consider.

1. A military increasingly worried about its capacity to defend the nation if a war of attrition over the Arctic oil/gas assets break out.
2. The increasingly volatile risk posed by rogue States such as Iran and North Korea armed to the teeth with a missile threat quite capable of causing massive collateral damage on America and already spouting that they are prepared to do it.
3. America seen by its enemies as a fading State, ready to implode. So they are preparing to deliver the knockout blow such as Japan were guilty of with the attack on Pearl Harbor.
4.A national economy inflating madly as the Obama Administration prints billions of dollars in a vain attempt to pump life into a national corpse.
5. A nation where the fiscal assets are no longer backed by its own gold reserves, but in script such as US Treasury bonds which are owned and in the hands of your enemies.
6.An economy that can only be sustained whilst the U.S $ is the principal currency in which oil and gas assets are traded. THIS MEANS THAT IF AMERICA'S TRADING PARTNERS JOIN WITH HER ENEMIES TO DROP THE U.S $ and use another currency; then, overnight the U.S $ will inflate into worthless script backed by no one.
7. In the scenario posed in item 6. that would immediately see America become a bankrupt nation like Greece and there would be massive civil unrest to the point of insurrection as individuals, sects, groups, disgruntled military and States would seek to save what they could and go it alone.
8. In such a scenario as described in items 6. & 7. what remained of national government would no doubt immediately begin to subdue its own people in an attempt to regain control.
Are you aware that the United States Marines are currently looking at devastatingly effective, new weapons to assert CROWD CONTROL? Of course, the official line is that such ordnance is being developed to control crowds in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan where you may have a couple of suicide bombers in vests among an otherwise peaceful crowd whom you do not wish to harm as you take measures to immobilize the entire crowd for a short period.

While that may be a helpful spin off of this new technology, (log on to Metal Storm and check out this link: THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL BE A WONDERFUL MEANS OF CONTROLLING LARGE GROUPS OF 'PISSED OFF' CITIZENS OF 'GUESS WHERE AND WHO?'

If the scenario painted begins to unfold, (and pray God it does not), let me also postulate the integration into the mix of what I call, 'The Unknown Factor X'. Factor X is the demobbing, (a term previously used in World Wars I & II to denote the return to civilian life of large military contingents and other assets which are no longer required), of a large proportion of the present military establishment.

If this were to occur, you would have tens of thousands of highly trained military with no way of getting jobs, homes etc.running around the landscape and, not very happy souls either...NOT A VERY GOOD PICTURE AT ALL. And of course, very worrying, when you consider the bunch of paranoids who are presently in charge of the country.
Hmmn.... Worth thinking about?

posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 09:00 AM
reply to post by treespeaker

Why don't we annex Canada? Because Canada is smart enough to retain the monarchy. Get rid of the Windsors and and we will be marching towards the Great White North in a heartbeat.

posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 09:10 AM
reply to post by ChrisF231

Annexing Canada is an excellent idea. It would allow you to redefine the southern border with Mexico, drop off some indefensible States and set a new national border to keep out the border hoppers...Mind you if you take
Canada, you will by the same token, have to take the French Canadians, and that might just make you reconsider the proposal...(

posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 09:16 AM
What are we practicing for?

Wasn't Iraq & Afghanistan enough practice

posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 10:33 AM
This military exercise while being touted as a military drill, comes at a time when someone like myself thinks that the term "drill" is a cover word for some type of alert status known to the insiders. They would be able to see the big picture and perhaps are applying secret intelligence data to support such a "drill". To understand this drill, I feel I must explain briefly my theory about all the military preparedness and the drills taking place.

This military drill finding supports a theory I tried to explain recently when I posted a reply to a thread about Northern Command and Ft. Calhoun nuclear site flooding and possible radiation contamination. While the thread assumed a false flag motivation, it was only when I pondered what would be in it for them when I had an epiphany of sorts.

In that thread, I stated that all the major flooding along the Missouri and the Mississippi Rivers could be all be a contrived and a false flag event, but that when combined with the prospect of multiple nuclear radiation dangers, it has the potential to do other things. I thought that perhaps all this intentional flooding and creation of nuclear accidents was to act as a strategic and military tactical impedance to conventional invading enemy invasion force plans.

Anyone who had invasion plans of the USA would have to reconsider, because of all of the major operational changes to the plan. The flooding has closed national road systems and major bridges. The flooding is so wide spread, that any army or tanks and or wheeled vehicles would not be able to attack and hold key areas that would need to be held and secured for their strategic importance.

In fact, no logistical support could be properly planned or coordinated until the flooding and radioactive dangers were studied in depth relative to the attack mission objective statement that any invading army would use to plan a proper invasion of the USA after some limited nuclear attack on major American cities.

This recent USMC military exercise combined with the 2011 NLE New Madrid Fault Zone earthquake disaster preparedness now must include flooding, refugees, and also the possibility of radioactive contamination from any of the possible nuclear sites that could become further compromised.

It is all the preplanned drills we have seen that to me now appears to be so as to prepare in secret and yet in a public way for a future invasion from some known enemy that when unable to use the roadway systems or the waterways would re-think their invasion plans.

While this theory has yet to be proven, it is threads like this that continue to support my theory that perhaps we are seeing a grand move on the chess board of war and that all this flooding and radiation dangers are being used in some nationalistic manner to protect the homeland and the USA's future survivability.

I want to think this is a noble self defense gesture, because to think that all the flooding and the radiation is meant to contaminate and pollute the earth while killing billions of humans in the process is still just too much for me to accept.

I will continue to look for other examples of military preparedness and increased levels of alert, because it should be apparent to anyone that there is entirely too many accidents and or natural weather disasters that appeared to be tweaked to support a strategic plan of sorts.

While I realize it is only a theory, keeping an open mind and staying alert for additional military related stories showing some type of military training or drill preparedness also serves to remove those assets from their home stations and helps to protect them from future attack. Not being at home base serves as a military purpose that supports survivability and anyone with military knowledge knows this fact.

Anyway, as things go, I don't believe in coincidences, so in that regard, color me cautious because I believe it could in fact be an invasion force that is the concern that justifies the drills and the training and the convoys of military assets all over the nation. It is the combination of those events and now this USMC drill that continues to make me think that what we are seeing and being told is anything but the truth.

It is perhaps a secret tactical move being used in a secret war against a suspected invading army that could be escalating in the very near future into something that can no longer be kept from the public by means of lies and deception. Time will tell.

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