Is Martial Law Coming to America?
The temptation for the reader will doubtlessly be to assume that this writer is some kind of “conspiracy theory kook”, or words to that effect, but this is being written based upon personal experience.
For the fifth consecutive year, training exercises are being held at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as this is being written. Camp Pendleton, not to be confused with the US Marines Corps Base in California, is a Virginia National Guard Training Base, located about one mile south of the boardwalk in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is also right across the street from where we live. For the past few years, it has also been used by the Joint Forces Command of the military and naval bases located nearby for what appears to be secret training operations- secret because there is absolutely no news about these exercises- none at all. Inquiries about what is going on are not answered, nor are these exercises even being acknowledged that they are even taking place. Local news (newspaper/television) makes no mention of what is going on, either, and there is nothing on the internet concerning this and yet…
In the afternoons, in the early evenings, and late at night, large military helicopters approach from the southwest towards the base, flying very low- over our house, no less, low enough to rattle the house and sway nearby trees. They come in groups of three or four, land in a field across from our driveway, remain running for several minutes and take off again. These are the large helicopters that resemble the “Black Hawk” or “HH-60G Pave Hawk” type of helicopters that are used in tactical theaters overseas, and when they approach, they are extremely loud and quite alarming. These helicopters are not the type used by the National Guard in cases of emergency, but rather the type of helicopters utilized in combat operations. These exercises go on for several weeks at a time, on a nightly basis, and when the weather is commensurate to such operations – never in heavy rain, for instance, but when the weather is more enabling. These exercises occur about three times per year, and the scope of these exercises has been increasing since they began about five years ago, or so.
The fact that they are taking place, especially late at night (i.e. 11:30 pm EST/EDT, or later) and that there is absolutely no news about this nor even acknowledgement that they are even occurring, makes us wonder just what the hell is going on. We have been reading much about exercises in the western part of the US, such as “Jade Helm 15”, but there is no news about any of these exercises taking place, here…. none.
This brings us to a conclusion that when these activities are taking place in secret, such as those which are occurring over our very heads, literally, perhaps there is something to these “crazy conspiracy theories” about the possibility of the military imposing martial law at the behest of the president. These exercises didn’t occur during his predecessor’s term in office, but nevertheless have been taking place during Barack Obama’s term in office, and have been increasing in both size and scope, since his re-election in 2012.
The fact of the matter is that we don’t know what is taking place, cannot know what is taking place, and not knowing, and not being able to know, is the most disconcerting and frightening thing of all.
Given this secrecy, is it so far-fetched to wonder if, indeed, martial law is on the near horizon, here in the United States? Well, is it?
-Drew Nickell, 6 May 2015
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