#1 Chinese troops will have boots on the ground in Hawaii on Tuesday
11-13-2013, 12:50 AM
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Aloha Hawaiians! If you see what you think are soldiers from the Communist Peoples Republic of China Army wandering about in your neck of the woods Tuesday through Thursday next week, your imagination is not playing tricks on you.
For the first time in history the U.S. Army will host the Communist Peoples Republic of China’s Army on American soil Nov. 12-14, 2013.
But don’t worry while Chinese soldiers will have boots on the ground in Hawaii, they are only really “simulating”.
“Simulating humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to a fictional third country”.
You can’t make this stuff up when GridEx 2 is doing it for you.
GridEx 2 (there was already a GridEx 1in November of 2011) is a massive ‘emergency drill’ planned to take place across the whole of North America with thousands of utility workers, business executives, National Guard officers, FBI antiterrorism experts and officials from government agencies, in the United States, Canada and Mexico (who) are preparing for an emergency drill in November that will simulate physical attacks and cyberattacks that could take down large sections of the power grid. (New York Times, Aug. 16, 2013).
The exercise is touted as a unified move “to test the resiliency of the U.S. power grid to withstand major damage causes by a natural disaster or deliberate attack”.
“A key objective of GridEx 2 is to learn how governments would handle a loss of electrical power that is large enough to drastically affect the delivery of common and essential goods and services.” (NYT)
Hoping that the U.S., Canada or Mexico aren’t GridEx 2’s “fictional third country” and that the soldiers out on reconnaissance in Blue Hawaii don’t stamp ‘Made in China’ on it.
The New York Times reported on GridEx 2’s massive, Nov. 13-14 drill on August 16, but never mentioned the participation of the Peoples Republic of China’s Army.
China’s Xinhua Agencies kicked in on November 6 reporting that American and Chinese soldiers will train together in the November exercise.
“The US military Pacific Commander, Samuel Locklear, said here Tuesday that a joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise to be held this month helps improve the relationship between the United States and China.” (Xinhua Agencies, Nov. 6, 2013)...
11-13-2013, 12:51 AM
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Russian Troops On US Soil To Aid FEMA
Russian troops on American soil are supposedly only here to offer “assistance” to FEMA during emergencies and disasters. According to media reports, 15,000 Russian troops have been requested by the Obama administration for this “training” exercise on American soil.
Russian troops began carrying out joint anti-terrorism drills in America last May. US Defense Press Officer Commander Wendy L. Snyder had this to say about the Russian soldiers on US military bases:
“This is part of a formal bilateral exchange program between the US and Russia that seeks to develop transparency and promote defense reform.”
Transparency has been the keyword of choice for the Obama administration—which has been anything but. When approximately 20 airborne Russian troops arrived at Fort Carson in Colorado last year, it was the first time soldiers from the country had ever engaged in military training on American soil. The foreign soldiers supposedly were trained on how to target terrorists in America.
The existence of Russian troops in America has bolstered both concern and anger about United Nations-prompted global peacekeeping force. Representative of both President Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin met last week in Washington, D.C. The meeting was a part of the Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission Working Group on Emergency Situations and seventeenth meeting of Joint US-Russian Cooperation Committee.
A press release issued by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense stated that both countries are now cooperating in an exchange of experts for “joint rescue operations” purposes. The group of Russian soldiers reportedly includes trainers, rescuers, and military security teams...
11-13-2013, 03:44 AM
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What in the hell are we doing?
11-13-2013, 10:15 AM
Oh yeah LibTards, we should give up all our guns...May the FORCE be with you!
11-13-2013, 06:03 PM
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November 13, 2013 at 12:52 am
By the time you read this Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu will be sitting down to coffee with key Egyptian political and military figures nailing down the $4-billion dollar purchase of advanced Russian weaponry. It’s a done deal. The Russians will not only receive the cash but naval basing rights (hate to say ‘I told you so’) on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast (most likely at Alexandria) but on the Red Sea also. To interested types that means they’ll have virtual control of the Suez Canal. The Russians will control the eastern Med and the Red Sea, a position they won’t have had since Mubarek threw them out.
The defensive side of the package is reported to include antiaircraft radar and AA missiles capable of reaching to the middle of the Med and covering the Suez Canal – anybody remember the Yom Kippur War? The systems are reported to protect against cruise missiles, drones and stealth aircraft. Hmmm…the latter’s interesting as Israel ordered stealth aircraft from the US in 2011 to counter an Iranian threat and, even though the types of missiles the Russians will supply is still secret, the S-400 (SA-21) was designed to counteract US stealth technology.
The offensive side of the package is said to include unspecified ground attack missiles capable of reaching Iran. The ‘Iran’ thingie was most likely put in to salve the magic thinkers into denying they meant Tel Aviv and any potential US bases in the area. We still don’t know if the offensive missiles will be site-based or mobile (most likely), the latter allowing their ranges to be extended by relocating the launch vehicles.
The Russians say that some 1500 Russian ‘support’ personnel will accompany the equipment for setup and training but I believe the number will really be many times that number. I’ve worked with the Egyptian military and while there are some good people in it there are many more whose skill sets are less than hi—tech, and even that’s giving them credit. There’s another BIG problem too – after 40+ years of US tutoring the military’s set up on a US paradigm and many of the senior staff are more Western/US oriented than they are Russian. The Russians and Egyptians will have to have a major military-wide shakeup and shakeout of the Egyptian military, especially the command staff, before the Russians are comfortable working with them – that will take time and the Russians will have their people managing and maintaining their equipment for sometime. The Russian will also not allow the Egyptians to have access to some of the mainline equipment I’m betting they’ll filter in with the Egyptian stuff, especially the intel and threat targeting stuff they’ll be aiming against the Israelis and US/NATO forces if the latter ever grow a pair. The Russians are infamous for having their specialists sit in and operate gear they’ve provided to foreign countries to make sure it’s used correctly and effectively – ala’ Korea…Vietnam…
I’m also hearing that much of the cash to buy the equipment’s coming from…wait for it…Saudi Arabia. Sounds fishy until you figure that the Iranians have been attacking the Saudis at a low level for decades now – I remember many years ago when a Saudi AF guy told me they had Iranian AF pilots flying practice nuclear-attack patterns against Saudi oil fields and we’ve seen the Iranians militarize the islands in the throat of the Gulf, setting up to attack shipping and close it off. Now we have the Russians and Iranians on the Saudi east, the Russians will be on the Saudi west in the Red Sea and as soon as Russia and Iran secure Syria and get Hezbollah to start moving on the Levant the Saudis will have the Iranians and Russians on their north. I do believe the Saudis DO NOT trust the US to come to their aid and are hedging their bets by playing nice to the Egyptians (Russians). I’m wondering if the Saudis being elected to the UN Human Rights Council (a walking, talking oxymoron) hasn’t helped in turning the Saudis? Along with the Saudis, Russia, China and Cuba were elected and will undoubtedly help the Saudis blunt the constant US criticism of the Wahabist treatment of…well…everyone?
So now we’ll have Russian and Iranians almost completing an encirclement of a large chunk US oil supplies in the Gulf (not to mention our CENTCOM’s forward headquarters in Qatar and operational theater in the Arabian peninsula) and I’ll look soon for Russia to start making moves into US sub-Saharan oil sources. Geez, POtuS, your actions in helping the US get its ass kicked out of the Mideast seems to be the long way round to force the US into a green energy mode...
(More at the link)
11-14-2013, 09:38 AM
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