Residents in Lower Richland County have been warned that they may encounter military vehicles and “hear ordinance being set off or shots being fired.”
According to Sheriff Leon Lott, “Deputies will provide simulated scenarios for the military,” while Richmond County will provide, “an ideal location for training that cannot be replicated at Fort Bragg.”
During a similar drill last year, journalists were barred from reporting on the exercise. Concerns over drills such as this have heightened since the announcement of Jade Helm, a nationwide military exercise set to begin in July during which troops will operate undercover amongst local populations.
Footage captured by a local during a dirty bomb exercise in Richmond, California on April 11, 2015, shows National Guard troops pushing irate citizens away with batons before one of the protest group states, “I’m a sovereign citizen, I refuse to recognize you guys, I refuse to recognize you.”
The footage here is the 3rd Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg conducting a nighttime raid during an exercise. This is the special forces unit deployed.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that “Richland County is “an ideal location for training that cannot be replicated at Fort Bragg.”
Coordinating with the Special Forces will be the county’s Special Response Team – or SWAT to “provide simulated scenarios for the military”
What’s more chilling than coordinated domestic raid training is that official reports state that live ordinance and gunfire will be employed.
To top it off the media has been restricted from any kind of embedded reporting to provide Transparency for the drills.
The military activity around the Untied States in the last year has been totally ignored by mainstream Media.
May 13 2015: The above video from Dahboo7 show a train load of military equipment heading to the Jade Helm Zone from Alabama.