Gun control advocates say deadly assault weapons have no business being on the streets of America.
But, apparently, those same people who would restrict you of your ability to defend yourself have no objections to fully loaded military gunships flying over American population centers.
Thats exactly what happened in Miami, Florida recently when the U.S. military, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, staged an urban training exercise, justifying the action as as preparation of our troops for deployment overseas.
If were supposedly pulling our military out of Afghanistan and Iraq, which urban environment is it that the military and local police are training for?
Military exercises in populated urban environments are now so routine, so commonplace, they are no longer reported by the national media and are left as human interest stories for local news stations.
For instance, in Miami last Thursday, units of the military industrial complex staged yet another training exercise.
Diving Blackhawks, blank rounds of machine gun fire, strafing runs, troops rappelling from choppers, and road blockades, writes Karen De Coster. All over the skies of Miami at night, just a few days ago. According to this local TV clown in the video, this event was for the purposes of meeting requirements, preparing for overseas military drills, and making sure the equipment is in check.
In the above video, we hear the staccato of door guns pounding away as military-style choppers swooped a couple hundred feet above traffic on I-395 in downtown Miami.
Make no mistake. The goal of this live environment exercise is not to stop a terrorist threat from Al Queda or some other rogue foreign element.