The skies in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul have become a conspiracy theorist's delight as the skies swarm with black helicopters on a mysterious training exercise.
The low-flying black helicopters - also known as Night Stalkers - are flying on the training exercise for the Department of Defense but no one at that agency will comment on the exercise's purpose.
The only statement they will make regarding the appearance of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment is to apologize for 'any alarm or inconvenience' they might cause.
The military has declined any comment on the exercise beyond apologizing for any inconvenience
CBS Minnesota reports that the Night Stalkers Web site lists their motto as to 'guard my unit's mission with secrey, for my only true ally is the night and the element of surprise.'
They support special ops teams such as the Navy SEALS.
It goes on to call the group 'highly trained and ready to accomplish the very toughest missions in all environments, anywhere in the world, day or night, with unparalleled precision.' But that secrecy doesn't sit well with the people watching from below.
'I think the scale of domestic military exercises is not a good idea,' Minneapolis resident Daniel Feidt told CBS Minnesota. 'It’s a waste of taxpayer money. It’s inappropriate for Special Forces to be operating in American cities.'
St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert also had strong words for the exercise.
'I think it's outrageous,' Tolbert told the Pioneer Press. 'We're going to have Black Hawks flying at a low level over a densely populated urban area without any notice at all? I had helicopters shaking my house at 11:57 last night. They were right over the trees.'
Police say the exercise has been planned for months but that they cannot release time or locations to the public over security concerns
Local police said the exercise has been planned for months but they were unable to inform the public of the times and locations due to security concerns.
They also described the event as routine training.
The military often puts pilots into unfamiliar surroundings so they are forced to adapt quickly, as they would during a real mission.
Iraq has spent more than a decade under US occupation. Afghanistan has been occupied for almost 13 years. More than a million people have been killed, and millions more rendered homeless refugees, by occupation forces.
The Zionist occupation of Palestine, too, is sponsored by the US taxpayer. According to the Christian Science Monitor, the US has spent more than a trillion dollars propping up the Zionist regime, which just murdered roughly 2,000 Palestinians, most of them civilians, during its most recent assault on Gaza.
These are just the most vicious and deadly of the many American-sponsored occupations.
America’s rulers have also imposed “occupation lite” on 130 countries around the world. These nations are under de facto occupation by U.S. troops stationed at more than 900 military bases.
The shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has highlighted the fact that much of the USA is now under de facto military occupation by murderously hostile troops posing as police officers. Witnesses confirm that Michael Brown was shot dead as he stood harmlessly with his hands in the air attempting to surrender. The police, as American police always do in these situations, have lied outrageously as they attempt to protect one of the murderers in their ranks.
As protests against the Michael Brown shooting spread, the police in Ferguson responded with full-scale SWAT team tactics reminiscent of those used against the people of Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan. Whole platoons of officers in black helmets and body armor have stood atop armored personnel carriers aiming their assault rifles at protesting crowds, while experimental weapons, including a long-range acoustic weapon that produces excruciating ear-splitting pain, have been used against demonstrators. A second police shooting critically injured a protestor at 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
The Saint Louis County SWAT teams have been driving tanks through the streets and pointing their weapons at vehicles that get too close. It looks exactly like occupied Iraq, where U.S. troops regularly murdered whole families of civilians whose cars looked “suspicious” as they approached checkpoints.
Police in military fatigues have screamed at reporters to “get down” and “back off” or risk getting caught in the crossfire. They have arrested reporters for getting too close to their self-created war zone, then blasted peaceful crowds with stun grenades and doused them with tear gas.
Even the corporate-controlled U.S. mainstream media has been questioning the savage military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri – and the larger trend toward militarizing law enforcement. When reporter Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post was gratuitously assaulted and arrested for filming, the Post’s executive editor Martin Baron released a statement saying the newspaper was “appalled by the conduct of the police officers involved.”
Lowery tweeted: “Officers slammed me into a fountain soda machine because I was confused about which door they were asking me to walk out of.” He added: “Got no explanation at any point why in custody other than ‘trespassing’ – at a McDonalds where we were customers.”
At least they aren’t sending out snipers and air strikes to murder reporters like the Zionists do in Gaza… at least not yet.
But they are moving in that direction. All over America, police departments are buying military helicopters, tanks and armored vehicles, automatic rifles, and even drones – and preparing to use them against the American population.
The occupation of America, like the occupation of Middle Eastern nations, has a racial edge. US troops sent to occupy the Middle East are trained to despise the local people as dark-skinned “sand n-gg-rs” and “hajjis” who can be slaughtered with impunity.
But it isn’t just people of color who are suffering under the increasingly vicious militarized occupation of America. Police are also brutalizing more and more working-class and even middle-class white people.
If you search “police kill dog” on youtube you’ll get more than 26 million hits. One could spend weeks watching videos of militarized police marauding through American communities, shooting pets and occasionally their owners, kicking down innocent people’s doors, beating people within an inch of their lives or worse, and generally acting like a bloodthirsty army running amok over occupied foreign territory.
One lesson of 9/11 is that the US imperial oligarchy no longer restricts itself to mass-murdering browned-skinned people at home and abroad. By blowing up the World Trade Center and killing almost 3,000 people, most of them white-skinned middle-class office workers, the masters of empire were sending a message: The elite has shifted gears and is now prepared to slaughter anyone, including white, middle-class Americans.
In effect, 9/11 was a declaration of war on America – not by radical Muslim terrorists, but by the globalist ruling elite. The American middle class was the biggest obstacle in the path of the New World Order plan to create a one-world plutocratic tyranny. 9/11 – which militarized American society, hollowed out the U.S. economy, and turned the U.S.A. into an occupied nation – was designed to remove that obstacle.
Will Americans awaken and rise up against their oppressors, like the people of Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan? Or will they obediently line up to be microchipped the next time the New World Order elite terrorizes them with a big false flag attack?
Police in tactical gear surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, on April 19, 2013. All residents of Boston were ordered to stay in their homes Friday morning as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continued after a long night of violence that left another suspect dead. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) #
A U.S. military helicopter lands behind Watertown Mall as law enforcement agencies search for 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
An empty street is seen near the historic Faneuil Hall (on left, with white cupola) and City Hall (back, center) in Boston, on April 19, 2013, as the area is under a lockdown during the manhunt for Dzhokar Tsarnaev. (Reuters/Neal Hamberg) #
SWAT officers from suburban communities aid Boston police officers in keeping guard at the nearly deserted South Station area of Boston, on April 19, 2013. (Reuters/Neal Hamberg) #
In Montgomery Village, Maryland, Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected Boston Marathon bombing suspects, speaks to reporters in front of his home, on April 19, 2013. Tsarni asked the still at large bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to turn himself in.(Allison Shelley/Getty Images) #
A member of the Cambridge police bomb squad deploys a robot on Norfolk Street during a search for searching a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Cambridge, on April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) #
Residents view police in tactical gear as law enforcement conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, on April 19, 2013, in Watertown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) #
This photo shot through a window screen provided by Samantha England, shows police in tactical gear outside England's home in Watertown, Massachusetts, on April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Samantha England) #
Members of a SWAT team search for 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013 in Watertown.(Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
A sign calling for citizens of Boston to "Shelter in Place", on I-93 in Boston, on April 18, 2013. Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) #
Police officers search house to house for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in a neighborhood of Watertown, on April 19, 2013. (Reuters/Brian Snyder) #
A resident records the scene around Norfolk Street in Cambridge, on April 19, 2013 as authorities search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tamerlan. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) #
West New York Police officers collect evidence from the apartment of Alina Tsarnaeva, sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, in West New York, New Jersey, on April 19, 2013. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz) #
Law enforcement officers place themselves in an overhead position on Arsenal Street, in the search area for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, in Watertown, on April 19, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Members of the media take cover on the instruction of law enforcement officers while covering a police reaction to a suspect on Arsenal Street, in Watertown, on April 19, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A person watches from inside a home as a SWAT team member keeps watch while searching for 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
Police SWAT team members run towards a police assault on a house as gunfire erupts on Franklin Street during the search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, in Watertown, on April 19, 2013.(Reuters/Jim Bourg) #
Law enforcement respond to shots at a scene reportedly where a suspect was hiding in Watertown, on April 19, 2013.(Darren McCollester/Getty Images) #
Law enforcement evacuate people near where a suspect was hiding on Franklin Street in Watertown, on April 19, 2013.(Darren McCollester/Getty Images) #
An officer evacuates a child from an area where a suspect was hiding in Watertown, on April 19, 2013.(Darren McCollester/Getty Images) #
A police SWAT team member readies his weapon in the middle of Franklin Street as gunfire erupts during the search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, in Watertown, on April 19, 2013. (Reuters/Jim Bourg) #
Police officers guard the entrance to Franklin street where there was an active crime scene search for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, on April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) #
A light beam from a helicopter, top right, aims in the direction of Watertown, Massachusetts, where officials searched for a suspect in the Boston Marathon explosions, on April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)