Video of a military convoy in South Carolina was taken today which caused concern for residents driving on interstate I-95. The mainstream media has focused on smearing Infowars.com for covering a leaked military document that describes states like Texas as a "hostile" or "insurgent pocket" territory.
As previously reported by Truth In Media, Sen. Ted Cruz, T.X. Governor Greg Abbot, and former T.X. Congressman Ron Paul have expressed concern over these operations and the increase of military presence on American streets.
"…I understand the reason for concern and uncertainty, because when the federal government has not demonstrated itself to be trustworthy in this administration, the natural consequence is that many citizens don't trust what it is saying," Cruz said.
The increase of military presence and fears of a military takeover is effecting the psyche of many in the U.S.
Last year, Truth In Media's Joshua Cook submitted a FOIA request to find out more information on why U.S. Army special forces were training with local police in a secretive joint exercise, but the FOIA request denied because it was "classified."
The motorist who captured the video, Jesse Graston, described his experience:
"They looked like they were driving into battle with helmets dressed for war," Graston said. "It's an American war zone! What's going on here?"
"It's like we are being invaded," said Graston. "Are we in Iraq or America?"
Could this be a military exercise to invade S.C.?
Staff Sergeant Joe Biggs from Infowars.com told Joshua Cook that this is probably a communications exercise. Biggs stated that the convoy of armored vehicles were not tanks but armoured personnel carriers, Stryer ICVs.
But Graston believes that these exercises may be all about conditioning Americans to accept "military in U.S. streets as a cool thing," blurring the lines between the local police force and a federal soldier.
With the unwarranted NSA surveillance, the passage of NDAA, stop and frisk programs, the rise of warrior cops, and now an increased military presence on American streets, it's no wonder why so many Americans are concerned.
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