Tuesday, August 26, 2008

black helicopters over portland for dod terror drills

black helicopters over portland for dod terror drillsfrom kgw: Don't worry - Portland is not under attack. Low flying military helicopters buzzing downtown Portland looked like a scene out of a movie. Monday night’s drama was all part of a military exercise. Newschannel8 has learned, the Army and Navy are conducting Urban Military Training in Portland and Salem from August 17-30.

The training will include “low visibility movement, military operations in urban terrain, manual and low weight explosive breaching, fast-rope insertion, live fire” and other exercises according to a memo from Portland Mayor Tom Potter to the Navy’s Special Warfare Development Group.

A spokesperson in Mayor Potter’s office says, the military asked permission to conduct the training last November. The Portland Police Bureau’s specially trained SERT unit is involved in the training.

Monday’s exercise involved helicopters hopping from one downtown skyscraper to another. Many residents and downtown workers were concerned by the low flying helicopters. The Department of Defense provided no advance warning of the exercise.

Drills involving helicopters are expected to resume on Wednesday evening in Portland. The Urban Military Training is expected to take place in Salem on Tuesday and Thursday. It is not clear what type of training will take place in Salem.


military choppers to train again on wednesday
from oregonian: In The Oregonian's news podcast, Today in Oregon, for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008: A spokesman for the Department of Defense says the black military helicopters will train again on Portland on Wednesday evening. But he says they are not armed. download mp3 here. (8.3mb)

last night's surprise navy seal training (may have) included live fire & training ammo
last night's surprise navy seal training (may have) included live fire & training ammofrom willamette week: Here's the text of an April letter from Mayor Tom Potter to the U.S. Navy authorizing last night's helicopter training exercises downtown, which caught Portlanders by surprise and scared a good number of them.

Potter spokesman John Doussard says the city's central dispatch line got about 50 concerned calls last night as the military helicopters buzzed over the Park Blocks.

"I think next time we would handle it differently," Doussard says.

Potter's letter says, in part:

"I understand that this training will include low visibility movement, military operations in urban terrain, manual and low weight explosive breaching, fast rope insertion, live fire,"

—which the Naval Safety Center calls "a hazardous but necessary part of combat training"—"

low power training ammunition, simmunitions, flash bang, surveillance and counter surveillance ."

As war geeks know, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group is a real hot-shit bunch.

The Oregonian reports today that the training will continue.

Again, here's the full text of Potter's letter:

April 7, 2008

Captain Scott P. Moore

Commanander [sic], Naval Special Warfare Development Group

1636 Regulus Avenue

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23461

Dear Captain Moore

I am pleased to extend you an invitation to conduct Urban Military Training in our City from August 17 to 30, 2008.

In a letter from your command, dated November 14, 2007 requesting permission to conduct training, you stated that members of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment would utilize buildings in the jurisdiction of the City of Portland for this training exercise. I understand that this training will include low visibility movement, military operations in urban terrain, manual and low weight explosive breaching, fast rope insertion, live fire, low power training ammunition, simmunitions, flash bang, surveillance and counter surveillance.

I have been informed that all training has been coordinated through and approved by all involved government entities, as well as the representatives/owners of each property, and that all liability for your personnel and their actions during training rests with the Navy. I have also been informed that extensive planning and coordination has already been conducted and that Sergeant Mike Lieb of the Tactical Operations Division will act as liaison for this exercise.

I welcome the opportunity to support the United States Navy as you develop the techniques and tactics necessary to protect our country. We look forward to your group having a safe and productive training exercise in our City.

Sincerely,

Tom Potter

Mayor

update1: military chopper buzz muted over portland skies
from kgw: Military helicopter training that shocked and awed Portlanders Monday night were pulled back Wednesday over downtown skies. Monday night’s drama was all part of a military exercise.

update2: police state of mind - black helicopters over portland
police state of mind - black helicopters over portlandfrom clyde lewis: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you." --Robert Anton Wilson

On Monday, August 25th, 2008, I presented a Ground Zero Lounge about the possibility of a police state being declared in Denver if protesters rioted at the Democratic National Convention. It featured the Denver International Airport and the Masonic, religious and apocalyptic symbolism throughout the huge mural on the wall there and on other artwork throughout the building.

As I was preparing to go on stage at Dante's, I was called out of the bar by security guards. I wondered what was wrong.

"Come outside, Mr. Lewis. There is something that you should see."

I stepped out into the street, where, all along the curb, people scanned the sky with alarmed expressions. I thought that perhaps they were seeing some anomaly or UFO in the sky. "What's up?" I asked. "I don't see anything."

One security guard said, "Shhhh, listen!"

I heard a faint sound, rather like a lawn mower. As the sound got closer it drowned out the sounds of the downtown Portland streets.

I couldn't believe what I was seeing. There were two low-flying black helicopters buzzing rooftops and dropping armed soldiers on top of buildings. The only time I had seen anything like this before was in an Alex Jones documentary...

Be sure and listen to the Ground Zero Lounge where the story unfolded during the presentation and witnesses tell their stories: http://www.ideocast.com/archive.asp?aid=12212


video: urban warfare training returns to portland

update3: portland to black helicopters: stick to jantzen beach
portland to black helicopters: stick to jantzen beach areafrom oregonian: The black helicopters that buzzed downtown Monday are expected to fly in a much smaller footprint tonight, according to the city. Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer requested that the U.S. Department of Defense restrict any helicopter-training activities to the Jantzen Beach area tonight. The military is "cooperative," said John Doussard, the mayor's spokesman. A spokesman for the military said he was checking into the report, but added that the military does not like to publicize its flight plans for safety reasons. Learn more about the helicopters that swooped through Portland as part of a military exercise.

black ops? no, but military trains on ground as well as air

black helicopters swarm downtown portland
from alex ansary: Like a scene from an action film, it looked as if some major event was taking place in the air and on the streets of Portland, Oregon this last Monday evening. The notorious black helicopters have been making more regular appearances in major American cities, including Portland. Only this time, we are hearing more about the possibility of live fire being used as military personnel practice jumping from the helicopters onto rooftops in downtown. The Army and Navy are conducting Urban Military Training in Portland and Salem from August 17-30, 2008 according to KGW NewsChannel 8. The training will include “low visibility movement, military operations in urban terrain, manual and low weight explosive breaching, fast-rope insertion, live fire” and other exercises according to a memo from Portland Mayor Tom Potter to the Navy’s Special Warfare Development Group.

video: military helicopters hover over city again


thanks to what really happened?, prison planet, ron paul war room, portland indymedia, information liberation & more for getting this story out...

14 comments:

mj said...

Thought the Matrix clip was telling...

http://s251.photobucket.com/albums/gg307/relative-intel/?action=view&current=FaceOffclip.flv

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Anonymous said...

Fuck Tom Potter!!

Get him the hell out of office as fast as possible. He allowed the corrupt Bush regime to use Portland as a NWO petri dish!

Will Sam be an improvement? He should be removed from office if he does the shit Potter is doing, bootlicking the federal government.

Anonymous said...

Portland Indy Media has posted an article by well known talk show host and "conspiracy theory" analyst Clyde Lewis who was conducting hos show at Dantes when the whole thing went down. Oddly enough hos show was about Black Helicopters at the DNC-- Ironic that they were over Portland too!
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/08/378904.shtml

Thomas said...

This just Urban Passifaction drills, When there are no elections in Nov, Portland and other Freethinking Citites will be targets, People in these places will riot and they will need to put down fast. My advice GET OUT NOW! It is too late when they are fastroping out of "LittleBirds" into your city, GET OUT NOW!

Anonymous said...

Remember when firing on Helo's, The tailrotor is the spot to aim for. Wait till they kick the ropes out, Then the troopers inside will be unhooked from there seatbelts, They have to keep the bird steady, If they move the boys on the inside fall out, Just ask SGT WINTERS He fell into the Tailrotor at the Mout City at Bragg along with the whole squad 60ft to the deck Winters was the only one killed. I think things are just getting to wacky, Leave the Citys while you can!

A. Magnus Publius said...

The DC communists are obviously planning on pacifying American cities by force. So-called liberal cities are at a disadvantage because their populations are not well armed nor are they predisposed to get weapons or training on how to use them. In other words, cities like Portland will become the new gulags once the SHTF.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the ussa. The only thing that will save this country now is another revolution and civil war.

Lock and load, people.

Will you be ready?

Anonymous said...

I try to keep an open-minded view on these sort of things, seeing as how there are a lot of nuts out there who scream "conspiracy" at everything they see. But there seems to be quite a lot of these urban exercises lately. Why so much training all the sudden? Is it all for Iraq?

Anonymous said...

Honestly you all need to get a life. I served with the 160th SOAR and other SPECOPS units and these exercises have been going on for decades. You have no idea how many terrorist cells are operating in the US and the military has to practice so if something does happen they can react and have a plan. they are doing this i all the major cities so there are plans in place. Portland is a unique city due to the topography and the 2 rivers. Also Portland has is viewed as a modern Sodom and Gamora by the religous right wing factions....and yes actions have been stopped from those trying to harm portland. SO lighten up and feel safe when you see America's best around. I know when I see my old comrades flying around with DEVGRU and the CAG I feel safe because they are the best at what they do. Oh yeah the helicopters are not black you morons they are a dark OD green and if you were ever to walk up to one you would see that.

RANGERS LEAD THE WAY
Night Stalkers Don't Quit!!

Anonymous said...

fuck tom potter and the federal goverment? if it wasn't for the feds you wouldn't have land out west to do your sniveling on. and tom potter is a nice guy, had a drink with him, so fuck you

Anonymous said...

You people are so lame. Complain all you want but REMEMBER this. God forbid,IF your sorry excuse for a life gets takin hostage. These Men will be saving your ASS. Then you will be claiming that they didnt do enough for you. They had the audacity not to bring you a vegetarian meal.
Just think about what you are saying. You are crazy.

Anonymous said...

It is absolutely justified to be concerned over unannounced black helicopters over Portland, and an unannounced terror training drill. You might recall, both 911, and the london subway bombings were both training drills that-unbelievably- went live. In a remarkable coincidence in both examples- the targets being trained for- were the targets that actually got hit. Your damn right to be concerned, especially when viewed in the light of the Bush Administrations' eradication of citizen safeguards provided by the constitution, such as Posse Comitatas, and Habeas Corpus. Seriously, does anything think the terrorists will try to take over Portland en masse? Ridiculous. This exercise's description provided by the feds does not adequately explain their reason and timing for such a drill. So fuck you to the people who said 'fuck you' to those legitimately concerned. I don't care if you had a drink with Tom Potter- woopty freakin doo buddy.

Anonymous said...

In the Telegraph.uk series on the NWO called Blackjack, it portrays six nuclear bombs being detonated b terrrorists- one of which is in Portland

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