Say it's not so? Well....here it is -

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  1. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

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    And so it begins:

    http://www.carrollspaper.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=7451&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=&S=1

    Guardsmen to conduct urban training at Arcadia in April

    By BUTCH HEMAN
    Staff Writer



    The Carroll National Guard unit will train on urban military operations by holding a four-day exercise at Arcadia.

    The purpose of the April 2-5 drill will be to gather intelligence, then search for and apprehend a suspected weapons dealer, according to Sgt. Mike Kots, readiness NCO for Alpha Company.

    Citizens, law enforcement, media and other supporters will participate.

    Troops will spend Thursday, April 2, staging at a forward operations base at Carroll. The next day company leaders will conduct reconnaissance and begin patrolling the streets of Arcadia to identify possible locations of the weapons dealer.

    The primary phase will be done Saturday, April 4, when convoys will be deployed from Carroll to Arcadia. Pictures of the arms dealer will be shown in Arcadia, and soldiers will go door to door asking if residents have seen the suspect.

    Soldiers will knock only at households that have agreed to participate in the drill, Kots noted.

    "Once credible intelligence has been gathered," said Kots, "portions of the town will be road-blocked and more in-depth searches of homes and vehicles will be conducted in accordance with the residents' wishes.

    "One of the techniques we use in today's political environment is cordon and knock," Kots explained. "We ask for the head of the household, get permission to search, then have them open doors and cupboards. The homeowner maintains control. We peer over their shoulder, and the soldier uses the homeowner's body language and position to protect him."

    During this phase of the operation, troops will interact with residents and media while implementing crowd-control measures and possibly treating and evacuating injured persons.

    The unit will use a Blackhawk helicopter for overhead command and control, and to simulate medevacs.

    The drill will culminate in the apprehension of the suspected arms dealer.

    Alpha Company will conduct a review of the drill on Sunday, April 5.

    A meeting to give residents more information and accept volunteers will be held 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Arcadia American Legion hall.

    Kots said the exercise will replace Alpha Company's weekend drill for April.

    "We have a lot of extended drills this coming year," he added.

    In addition to surveillance, searching and apprehension, the exercise will also give the troops valuable experience in stability, support, patrol, traffic control, vehicle searches and other skills needed for deployment in an urban environment.

    "This exercise will improve the real-life operational skills of the unit," said Kots. "And it will hopefully improve the public's understanding of military operations."

    The pre-drill work with residents is as important at the drill itself.

    "It will be important for us to gain the trust and confidence of the residents of Arcadia," said Kots. "We will need to identify individuals that are willing to assist us in training by allowing us to search their homes and vehicles and to participate in role-playing."

    "We really want to get as much information out there as possible, because this operation could be pretty intrusive to the people of Arcadia."


    Here it is folks. The training has begun. Don't TELL me it's not possible anymore. This crap is happening even faster than I would have though possible. God help us. :mad:
  2. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmm:(
    Now, if it is as it appears. What is the tactic we will use. Bunch up or not.
  3. graehaven

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    This is absolutely mind boggling. They are wasting no time whatsoever. They intend to remake America into a socialist state virtually overnight. :mad:
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    Where the heck is Arcadia. I sure hope it's not in Oklahoma they may bite off more then they wanna chew.
    Tim
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    graehaven Well-Known Member

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    The article comes from a paper in Carroll, Iowa. Link at top.
  7. kingnothingugm

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    My opinion is that our tactics should match those which have shown effective. Seems to me that Guerilla warfare in this case would be the first alternative. Gain the support of the community for OUR cause, supply the socialist agents with mis-information and mis-direction. Cast suspicion to socialist sympathizers(which will cause them to lose faith and lean towards our cause) and give as much polite resistance as possible. Should the situation call for more...I say use your own judgement. In the event that we should have to decide wether or not to bunch up...I can only see bad consequences...unity is wonderful...but a large group of targets is a bad idea. How many of us have been in a field or forest hunting and prayed that the deer or turkey would just present themselves in a large formation? Let's make this as difficult as possible.
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    America has been slipping toward socialism since FDR, Johnson, and other minor preparers of the slope. HObama has iced the slope very well and given the US the final push.
    Welcome to the Un United Socialist States of America, the UUSSA.
    oldogy
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    I have seen alot of people post and say that we should strive to use alternatives to open rebellion(sp?) as long as we can. As much as I would love for that to work...It appears as though we have just been beating the same old dead horse. Pretty soon we won't even be able to complain about it. My .02.
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    Sounds like a training op to me, this kind of **** has happened before... I for one would be proud to be helping the military train so that they can have a bigger advantage on the battlefield.
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    That's what I was thinking. I really don't know what to think about it though. On one hand I have no problem helping the national guard with training if I can. On the other, I'm kind of worried they might be training to start going through peoples houses and want deas of hosues they should target first.

    Ron
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    Vlad, there is absolutely NO reason whatsoever for the military to be looking for a supposed gun dealer in an American neighborhood.....EVER!

    The only reason for this type of training, is to confiscate guns from the public.

    This is not just some training exercise.

    Folks, the military is being trained to be used against us!!! What more will it take to convince you.

    I can't take it anymore!!!! :mad:

    Stop living in denial.
  13. Vladimir

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    If you don't want to help the military I guess that's your prerogative.

    This door-to-door stuff is the kind of stuff they do in Iraq, it is important training! Where else should they be doing it? Maybe they should do it on empty buildings on the base, let's castrate them and keep them from getting the best training they can get so that we feel a little more comfortable.

    War isn't a game of our military versus them. We all have to pitch in. Frankly if a little higher taxes and answering some questions when they knock on the door is all I have to do, I feel quite blessed.
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    I'm speechless.:confused:
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    Wait a minute! :confused::confused:

    (holding my breath and tying up my fingers before I start ranting!)
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