North Texas residents are expressing concern over new nighttime urban training exercises being conducted by U.S. Special Operations Forces there.
The low-ground, tight-formation helicopter exercises are part of what is being called “preparation training” for warfare in “realistic urban sites” according to the Dallas Police Department . The helicopters fly at night, without their lights.
“If any members of the public learn of the training locations, we ask the public to remain clear of these areas while training is conducted,” the release stated.
Many speculate that the new urban war games are linked to the increasing prospects of a financial meltdown which will leave urban areas across America vulnerable to violence and looting. The training is expected to last two weeks, according to the police department release.
As Special Forces across the country continue to prepare for the possibility of a potentially dangerous urban environment in the future, a growing number of Americans are questioning the safety of living in an urban environment during times of instability. They are even looking for ways out of the city.
Books like The Ultimate Relocation Manual  are growing in popularity as more and more urban dwellers consider having an exit plan in the event of a crisis or catastrophic event.
“There are many places in the US that are still very safe,” said Bill Heid, the manual’s publisher. “We’ve just spent the last two years compiling data on the best out of the way places in America so readers can make better decisions about the best and safest places to live. “
“The government is not telling you to prepare, yet they themselves are preparing for a breakdown. That should strike Americans as odd. They don’t want people to panic and that’s what would really happen if the truth were exposed.”
The helicopters have frightened nervous residents. One man wrote on Twitter, “A search of ‘helicopters’ & ‘Dallas’ make it clear that 7 or 8 #blackedout stealth-style helicopters have been buzzing down/uptown.”
More and more Americans are saying now is not the time to take a “wait and see” approach to keeping their families safe. For instance, economic expert Doug Casey is preparing for a financial event worse that 2008, which he feels may push the country to the brink. Others see a financial meltdown caused by the recent Russian Ruble devaluation or a simple act of terrorism.
The exercises took place in Dallas but will spread elsewhere throughout North Texas in the coming days.
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