Alex Thomas – The Intel Hub April 17, 2012
In a shocking display of the police state and the creeping push towards actual martial law, heavily armed military officers in black helicopters swooped through downtown Chicago in what was billed as a routine military exercise.
Up to three Blackhawk Helicopters flew in formation and separately around downtown office buildings and apartments for at least three hours.
A report by the local Chicago Fox affiliate was surprisingly unconvinced by the military’s claims that these exercises had nothing to do with the upcoming NATO Summit:
The city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Monday announced that Chicago is the site of a military training exercise this week involving personnel and at least three helicopters.
But the bland press release from City Hall did nothing to prepare folks for the jarring scene that unfolded Monday evening.
“It was frightening,” Jessica Hill said. “I was definitely alarmed.”
At least three Blackhawk helicopters flying at time in close order formation – at other times separating fairly widely – zoomed around office and residential towers for several hours.
“I was pretty amazed,” Felise Llano said, “because they were definitely military.”
A quick look through the various videos of these helicopters flying very low to the ground throughout the city shows just how out of control this country has become.
An article by Steve Watson of Infowars.com pointed out the similarities between this so called drill and others that have taken place in Los Angeles and Miami.
As we reported in January, the exact same scenario was played out in Los Angeles for a full week, with huge Black Hawk helicopters seen hovering over the US bank building and The Staples Center, along with four of the smaller OH-6 choppers.
A statement issued at the time by the LAPD, announced that the covert exercises were “designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployments, and meet mandatory training certification requirements.”
The exercises are part of a spate of recent military drills to hit heavily populated areas throughout the country.
Back in April last year, residents of Brickell, Miami witnessed at least three large Black Hawk-like helicopters conducting military exercises over their heads. Some initially believed it was a movie shoot.
As the local Fox News affiliated heavily hinted in their news report, these military urban warfare exercises were most likely in preparation for the upcoming NATO Summit as well as overall military training to take on the American people.
The preparations for a confrontation in Chicago have gone into hyper drive with the Secret Service releasing a “shopping list” of weapons and barriers they need for security at the NATO Summit while conveniently denying protesters their first amendment protected right to protest.
The Chicago Sun Times recently published an article describing the things the Secret Service is current seeking which include
- Portable high security barriers
- Crowd control barriers
- 10-12 portable light towers
- Sandbags, port-a-potties
- Mobile offices
- 5-10 golf carts
Sadly, the Chicago corporate media has largely moved to make these insane police state tactics sound as normal as possible with the Chicago Tribune reporting on the Secret Services plans as if it was a normal everyday news blurb:
Last week, theU.S. Secret Service published bidding specifications for the work of putting up security barriers in the city for the May 20-21 summit that will bring leaders from around the world.
The Secret Service won’t say where those barriers are going, but the specifications for the contract suggest the work of erecting chain-link fences and placing concrete barriers will begin May 14, a week before the meetings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Workers will have to put up 3,600 linear feet of “anti-scale” steel fencing, as well as 17,000 linear feet of concrete barricades. The fencing is currently stored at a federal facility in Maryland, while the concrete barriers will be supplied by local governments.
The specifications also call for 16-foot-wide “portable vehicle barriers” capable of stopping a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling at 30 mph.
Meanwhile, residents of downtown Chicago apartment buildings have been given notices that they may be denied entry into their own apartments if they do not carry identification to prove they live there.
WLS 890AM in Chicago recently published a flyer that is currently in at least once apartment building near the scheduled NATO Summit.
The flyer lets residents know that they will need ID or could be denied entry into their own homes while corrupt NATO leaders plan their next war.
“If you use the Chandler as your second home and your primary address is different, you may want to get a State of Illinois I.D. card or carry other documentation, like a utility bill that is addressed to yourself at the Chandler or a lease if you are a renter.”
Not to be outdone, students throughout the Chicago public school system are being brainwashed into literally worshiping NATO and the military industrial complex.
Students were assigned a video project showing NATO delegates around important places in Chicago.
It is clear that the police, Secret Service, the military, and private contractors are all preparing for a large scale confrontation with numerous protest groups during the NATO Summit Weekend while at the same time forcing children to worship their worldwide war plans and laughing in the face of millions of citizens throughout the world.
Sadly, a repeat of the snatch and grab filled Pittsburg G20 protests may be on the horizon.