The helicopters: If not a training exercise, then what?

The local media is getting criticized in some quarters today for not reporting deeply enough on these Blackhawk helicopters which have been circling over Minneapolis as part of some “training exercise.”

The problem, though, is the media doesn’t have the information available — yet — to say there’s something more sinister going on.

But let’s not let that stop us. You got us. They’re preparing for the invasion by U.N. troops searching for the soft spot in our nation’s defenses.

It’s not like we weren’t told.

Why just last week down in Lubbock, Texas, Judge Tom Head predicted civil unrest in the event President Barack Obama is re-elected.


“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN, and what is going to happen when that happens?,” Head asked.

“I’m thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.

“Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops. I don’t want ‘em in Lubbock County. OK. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say ‘you’re not coming in here’.

For the record, an official with the United Nations says no invasion is in the works.

  • http://www.minnpost.com/braublog David Brauer

    Well, that’s what you’d EXPECT the UN to say!

  • Robert Moffitt

    Sadly, you don’t have to go all the way to Texas to find an elected official spouting wild conspiracy theories.

    We have those closer to home.

  • David

    Some may think local journalism should be more than a Storify with a bunch of civilian Instagram pics.

    It’s your opinion that people want the media to say something more sinister is happening. From what I’ve read and heard there are those types, but there are plenty of others that expect the media to do something other than post a few pictures. This training has been going on for more than a week. Where are the stories on the prior exercises? Pictures? Why is it needed? Why here? There are a lot of unanswered questions, but I suppose it’s easy for a blogger to snark. I get it. Condescend away.

    The public criticisms are all unfounded. All is right in the land of journalism, milk, and honey!

  • Jim Shapiro

    And you know who’s gonna get the contracts to paint all of our helicopters black?

    Kenyan Muslim Socialists!!!

    :-)

  • Bob Collins

    I promise you’ll be the second to know..

  • BJ

    Besides saying that you need to research it (research what) what specifically is the harm in training?

  • Bob Collins

    // is the harm in training?

    I suppose it depends on the answer “why Minneapolis?”