Wednesday, June 3, 2015

City says loud explosions were army training exercise

Via comment by Cav Med  on Ron Paul: Jade Helm 15 Update


FLINT, MI (WNEM) - It was a peaceful afternoon, and then residents said it seemingly turned hostile.

"I was standing there, and all of a sudden, boom!" Jean Glenn said.

"I mean it was loud, it blew up the whole sky or whatever, it was like four or five big bangs," Annette Humphrey said.

Explosions you'd expect in a war zone echoed through Flint. People's homes shook and those inside were caught off-guard. It all went down at the shuttered Lowell Junior High on the city's east side.

The blasts are just an Army exercise.

"There's older people, it probably gave them a heart attack or something," Glenn said.

Flint's spokesman Jason Lorenz said the city has been in talks with the army for months now about using parts of the city.

"It's an exercise to help their personnel do training with urban environments," Lorenz said. (Doesn't pass the smell test as they already have areas that are set up for this type of training. BT)

More @ WNEM


  1. More desensitization for the sheeple.

    Somewhere behind enemy lines,
    Peoples Republik of Kommiefornia

    1. Speaking as someone who lives near Quantico, I can tell you us "sheeple" have been desensitized to all sorts of military sights and sounds. This is also NORMAL not a secret government program.

    2. I don't believe anyone thinks it's a secret program, but certainly question the uptick now and I don't blame them. As I've mentioned, before if this administration says black is black, I'd question it. :)

    3. Keep manning those trenches back there, Hbbill. :)

    4. This might be a good time to mention that military training overall is being sharply reduced because... we are broke. no money. Jet fuel and training ammo isn't free. When trucks and tracks get used, their spare parts consumption goes up. We know this and can program pretty acurately how much it costs us per mile to use an M-1 tank or a HMWWV. And we don't have it. So. This isn't a sharp "uptick". It is one of the few big training events we kept at the expense of sacrificing a whole bunch of other training events.

  2. No. It absolutely does pass the smell test. Military training areas get very stale when troops use them over and over. Eventually, they learn all the sweet spots and where the Jihadi is hiding. The Army and USMC are always looking for abandoned areas to to military training. As they did in the Los Angelas Navy housing area just before they BRACed it to the city back in 2000. Detroit, with all it's abandoned commercial and industrial areas makes a perfect location. Those huge factory lots are ideal since they are easy to secure and are already isolated from where people live.

    This is every normal and expected.

    The screwup is that the city made no effort to inform residents.

    1. They have no business playing war in the streets. Wasn't done for Vietnam or other wars as far as I know.

    2. Why not? No one else is using them.

      Hey dude, it's not 1965 any more. But previous wars did not need to practice in modern(-ish) cities. For WWI, training consisted of digging trenches, surviving examples of these can still be seen in Ft Lee and the Petersburg battlefield park (most people think those are from civil war). For jungle operations, one jungle is as good as the next and there were no US cities that looked like grass huts connected by mug roads. Prior to WW2, the Army conducted the Louisana Maneuvers all over that state including lots of areas that were not on government lands.

      This is normal. It is your military doing the best it can to train as well as it can on a limited budget. I am pretty certain, training in Detroit is a bargain. There may also be some political payoffs involved with the friends of Obama getting rents from the defense budget.

    3. When ;not if one of the "training flights" is shot down and the crew killed , the federal dictatorship will of coarse charge the homeowner who acts to protect his home and family with murder. At that point its "game on" for the civil war Obama is trying to start.--- So genericviews , are you a one of the military morons working in the pentagon disinformation and propaganda shop? Or just one of the leftist /communist Obama supporters that troll "conservative" websights for the NSA?

    4. Why not? No one else is using them.



      But previous wars did not need to practice in modern(-ish) cities.

      Sure did after Tet '68, but wasn't done.

    5. Anon, you give tin foil hats a bad name. Yes, I work in the Pentagon. No I am not involved in disinformation. Everything I have said is verifiable truth. And anyone who has even a little historical background knows these things. If you want to argue substance, bring it on. If you want to compete for crazy, you are on your own. And as awesome as this site is, I doubt anyone else here at the Pentagon has noticed it.

      And for the record, I am not a robot either. I have to verify this every time I visit this site. It's as it they don't believe me.

  3. Oh. Look. The Detroit news papers did post an announcement yesterday morning.

    1. Yes and from the link I posted.

      Just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the city sent out a release informing the public about the exercises. People say the explosions went off around two Tuesday afternoon, but why were residents given such short notice?

    2. Wait. You are asking why the Detroit City government is inept at performing basic governmental functions?

    3. The operation was conducted in Flint asshat.
      Without question, you are so anxious to be a
      prejudiced comic you cannot see past the end
      of your nose.
      No worries, each slave compensates for their
      cowardice in their own special way.

    4. Sorry. Flint is completely different than detroit. Unlike Detroit, Flint isn't covered by huge abandoned General Motors factories and block after block of abandoned houses. Flint City Government is a model of efficiency and Libertarian ideals. Flint's population has grown as their new high tech manufacturing sector has taken off and stolen jobs from China manufacturing new I-phones, fighter jets, and flying cars.

      Completely different than Detroit. I don't know how I could have made that mistake. Apologies.

    5. It is a mystery to me as well asshat.
      The link I passed on is an article
      describing residents of Flint being
      caught off guard by demolition training
      conducted within the city limits by
      Army personnel.
      For reasons unknown, other than you
      being a retarded asshat, you commented
      about the shortcomings of Detroit's city government,
      which has nothing to do with what occurred in Flint.
      Stop trying to walk back your bullshit with
      an attitude of flippant arrogance.

      "Just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the city sent out a release informing the public about the exercises. People say the explosions went off around 2 Tuesday afternoon, but why were residents given such short notice?"
      Flint Police also explained the reasoning behind the delay in notification on Tuesday.
      "Yesterday was a unique situation," said Chief James Tolbert. For whatever reason the timetable was moved up. And we put it out as soon as we could. We did put it out before there was any type of explosives."
      Do personal freedom and the Constitutional rule of Law
      and crawl back down your rat hole of cowards and slaves, only
      appearing to circle jerk with the likes of mikey V.

  4. They didn't' want any audiences - short notice - no time to get people out and looking to observe what they were doing.

  5. Didn't want to give the brotha's time to steal the explosives???