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Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of December 31, 2001
YOU CAN HAVE ANY HELICOPTER YOU WANT, SO LONG AS ITS BLACK
Jon Dougherty reports (WorldNetDaily.com, 12/7/01) that "Residents of East St. Louis, Mo., are upset that federal, state and local officials failed to inform them of an Army Special Forces helicopter assault drill, especially in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."
URBAN ASSAULT TRAINING FOR REAL
"According to a report by St. Louis CBS television affiliate KMOV, the drills last Monday night caught thousands of residents off guard because no one told them it was coming.
"The helicopters and associated Special Forces troops aboard them were practicing urban assault drills that were originally scheduled for last week but were held this week because rain forced the Army to cancel the Nov. 28-29 date.
"KMOV said the choppers flew in from Fort Campbell, Ky. - home to the 160th Special Operations Group - to simulate quick movements needed to approach an urban war zone.
"Nine helicopters were involved in the training. Scared locals reportedly saw the aircraft hovering and darting around homes and buildings.
"The station said residents in St. Louis were treated to a similar mock urban assault a decade ago in the downtown area.
" Its unclear whether citizens are required to be told the military is operating in their neighborhood, but given recent events, it seems like it is the proper thing to do, said KMOV reporter Donn Johnson, who filed the story."
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of February 15, 1999
BLACK HELICOPTERS DESCEND ON KINGSVILLE
David M. Bresnahan reports (WorldNetDaily.com, 2/10/99) that "Local residents are distraught over a near disaster during a secret Army training exercise."
MUM'S THE WORD
"Local officials claim they were sworn to secrecy. Getting factual information about what happened is next to impossible.
"Reports from residents told of low flying, unmarked helicopters and soldiers dropping down from ropes in the center of the town after dark Monday night. WorldNetDaily was told that the police station burned and a commercial building was severely damaged.
"The assistant police chief confirmed what no one else would admit."
CLINTON'S MILITARY TRAINS FOR DOMESTIC OPERATIONS
"The United States Army Special Operations Command was conducting a training exercise in our area, admitted Arthur Rogers when the police chief was unavailable for comment. He refused further details.
"That was more than Mayor Phil Esquivel would disclose. He said he was sworn to secrecy for national security reasons....
"Witnesses reported that black helicopters with no identification markings flew into the city just after dark. They arrived in the center of the city, which had been evacuated by police. The secret training exercise lasted several hours....
"I live out in the country and they flew right over us and our house just trembled. That's how low they were going, said Thelma, a resident who would give only her first name."
LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIAL PUTS GOVERNMENT DEMANDS AHEAD OF CIVIC DUTY
"Esquivel claims he is just being a good citizen by not giving the details. He confirmed that he had granted permission for the exercise, but he refused to say how long ago permission was granted or which branch of the military was involved.
"They asked me to keep it secret, repeated Esquivel several times. I respect national security. It was very well controlled and no one was hurt."
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