Why does the government use small town streets to train troops for crowd control in Iraq?
Why are U.S. troops still in Iraq?
In early 2011, an article ran in the local newspaper in Crookston, Minnesota.
Bravo Company Minnesota National Guard personnel based at the Crookston Armory will conduct exercise drills in town beginning Friday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. and concluding at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27.
The “Urban Operations Training” will focus on a few city-owned properties on Bridge Street in Jerome’s Addition. Some Humvees and up to 27 soldiers will be involved in daylight activities on Bridge Street on Saturday and Sunday. They soldiers will be armed with military-issued weapons but won’t utilize any ammunition or pyrotechnics. They will travel to and from the armory several times during the drills.
Guard personnel on Thursday will alert residents in the Bridge Street area of what to expect.
Recently, this photo hit the Web. It is undated. It is from Crookston.
Why is the National Guard in a small town in Minnesota engaged in something called “Urban Operations Training”? In what way is such training relevant to the National Guard?
Maybe the government expects big trouble in Lake Woebegone.
This sort of training is becoming more common across the United States. A town here, a train transport there. It’s not enough to attract more than sporadic attention in local newspapers. If it were not for the Internet, the skeptics within the general public would not suspect that anything is peculiar.
Something peculiar is going on.