Concerned observers called media, police last night to report choppers
Black Hawk military helicopters are flying low over Minneapolis this week as part of an exercise being overseen by the U.S. Special Operations Command, increasing concerns that Americans are being prepared for a state of martial law.
The video above shows the helicopters being filmed from the 28th floor of the Wells Fargo Building on 90 S. and 7th St.
Despite the fact that the urban exercises have been ongoing since August 19th, authorities only decided to properly inform residents after police and media outlets received calls from worried residents last night.
This prompted authorities to announce that the “mysterious helicopters flying low over parts of the Twin Cities metro area Monday night aren’t anything menacing,” reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Another video shows the Black Hawk helicopters flying information over the area surrounding the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.
Locations of where the helicopters will be flying have been withheld to “prevent people from gathering to attempt to watch the training and creating a safety hazard.”
As we have previously highlighted, unannounced urban warfare operations of this kind are being used to condition the public into accepting a future declaration of martial law.
Back in May, Panic-stricken residents in Coconut Grove, South Florida were awoken at 1am to the sound of simulated gunfire and explosions as military helicopters hovered over buildings and dispatched troops to the ground.
The commotion was part of an unannounced joint drill between Miami police and the Department of Defense. The fact that the exercise took place in the middle of the night with no prior warning to residents suggested authorities were attempting to incorporate a ‘shock value’ into the drill.
However, instead of asking hard questions about why residents were not given notice of the exercises, local media stations characterized the whole issue as a “cool tourist story.”
Black Hawks and A/MH-6 Little Bird helicopters were also seen cruising between skyscrapers earlier this year as part of preparations for the NATO summit.
Aside from military helicopters, fully armed troops have also patrolled neighborhoods as part of urban warfare training, while heavily armored military vehicles have also been used in recent exercises in St. Louis andWisconsin.
In St. Louis, local news media channels featured interviews with residents who praised the sight of troops on the streets as a valuable crime-fighting tool similar to that used in foreign countries.
Watch a CBS Minnesota report on the Minneapolis exercises below.