Army Fails to Warn Residents Before Urban Warfare Explosions: “All of a Sudden, Boom!”

by | Jun 4, 2015 | Conspiracy Fact and Theory, Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 62 comments


Yet another location is erupting into urban army exercises ahead of the nationwide Jade Helm drills that have many concerned about martial law and the true intentions of mock takeovers of U.S. cities across the map.

This time, it was unexpected “simulated explosions” that rattled residents in a neighborhood of Flint, Michigan after the U.S. Army initiated training without warning the locals – despite the fact that the drills, which will last until June 12, had been planned for six months.

According to WNEM 5:

“I was standing there, and all of a sudden, boom!” Jean Glenn said.

“I mean it was loud, it blew up the whole sky or whatever, it was like four or five big bangs,” Annette Humphrey said.

Explosions you’d expect in a war zone echoed through Flint. People’s homes shook and those inside were caught off-guard. It all went down Tuesday at the shuttered Lowell Junior High on the city’s east side.

MLive added:

“They should warn the residents around here at least when there’s something that loud and scary,” said Nicole Robinson, 28. “That’s pretty crazy.”

The exercises involve the use of “training simunitions and helicopters. Sounds associated with the training may be heard in the local area,” the city’s statement says. “The Flint Police Department is aware of the training and will contact residents in the immediate area where training will occur.”

Transparency is definitely part of the issue, and it will do little to dispel the growing concerns about the real reasons for military training all across the country in cities from Florida to Michigan to Texas and Utah.

Technically, a press release was put out, but the news went out such a short time before that most had no idea it was coming.

Just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the city sent out a release informing the public about the exercises. People say the explosions went off around 2 Tuesday afternoon, but why were residents given such short notice?

“Obviously, I can’t speak for the Army on that, but we try to give people a heads up when we can, we can’t go into too much detail, we don’t want people just coming to these things and sightseeing,” Lorenz said. (source)

The Army and city blamed a last minute change in schedule that prompted an ‘early start’:

“Yesterday was a unique situation,” said Chief James Tolbert. “For whatever reason the timetable was moved up. And we put it out as soon as we could. We did put it out before there was any type of explosives.”

Meanwhile, reporters since that time have been asked not to film the events – get this, so that terrorist won’t hunt down the troops involved if their faces are shown:

[…] the officials from the army didn’t wanted their faces shown during our broadcast. The concern: terrorists may try to find them and harm them.

Officials do say they will release more information following the exercises, but specifics will be kept secret so tactics aren’t passed to our enemies.

The excuses for why a press release wasn’t put out sooner and why residents weren’t put on notice there in Michigan hardly holds water when you look at the past examples of urban warfare training that also curiously kept locals in the dark.
Infowars carried this report about training Florida back in March that also caught people off guard with ‘little or no notice’:

The Department of Defense is conducting military training in Broward County this week, with exercises involving low flying helicopters that will ‘scare the crap out of people’, according to one local reporter.

“This type of training where military helicopters go around scaring the crap out of people has been conducted in different cities across the country and is designed to certify service members in urban environment operations for any future overseas deployments,” writes Chris Joseph of the Broward/Palm Beach New Times, adding, “Don’t panic. Those military aircraft and soldiers you see down the street are only a drill.”


The U.S. military routinely conducts urban warfare exercises domestically, sometimes with little or no warning whatsoever, drawing criticism that the drills are designed to acclimate Americans to a state of martial law.

Last year, the Twin Cities were also “occupied” by urban training without warning, when low flying helicopters buzzed concerned residents:

With no warning for residents, military helicopters flew low Monday evening over St. Paul and Minneapolis in a federal training exercise, about which officials released almost no information.

The St. Paul police watch commander initially had no information on the exercise. He was later informed that it was a training exercise involving Homeland Security and local law enforcement.


“Apparently (local law enforcement) worked something out last March. Apparently they were supposed to go through the city of Minneapolis PIO to let people know, but that didn’t work out so well,” Thune said. “One day’s notice is hardly any kind of excuse for doing this kind of thing anyway.

“It’s incredibly unsafe,” Thune added. “When you’ve got Blackhawk helicopters flying between buildings full of people in the middle of the night, it’s just not safe. … It’s absolutely wrong for us as a civilian police department to be engaging in military exercises. It shouldn’t happen here.”

Perhaps the element of surprise is key to the training… if so, what is its true purpose?

Perhaps we will all wake up one day, surprised to find that this kind of conduct has not made us, or the world, any safer; and that instead our liberties have been slipping away, while the population has become quiet accustomed to military occupation and, yes, martial law.

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    1. Montana Mike

      “Perhaps the element of surprise is key to the training… if so, what is its true purpose?”

      “Perhaps we will all wake up one day, surprised to find that this kind of conduct has not made us, or the world, any safer; and that instead our liberties have been slipping away, while the population has become quiet accustomed to military occupation and, yes, martial law.”

      Eternal Vigilance is required. When there are US military, not National Guard, activities in communities you should be very concerned. This sounds as if this summer we can expect activities ANYWHERE in the US , not just areas outlined in JADE HELM maps. Get pictures, names of units off of vehicles if possible. Expose them, write letters to the editor, let your State and Federal
      officials know how you feel about these activities!!!

      • Wilson

        The Mayor, city council, city manager, and chief of police should all be held accountable. That would be running them out of town on a rail.

        Flint, MI, has one of the highest crime rates in the country. A place of likely unrest and other troubles when the SHTF. Is that why the training is being held there?

        the first picture is not the military. Why the phony picture Mac?

      • apache54

        Montana Mike,
        very good thoughts and ideas, hope lots of people use your thoughts and contact there politicians!

        • sixpack

          “the officials from the army didn’t want their faces shown during our broadcast. The concern: terrorists may try to find them and harm them.”


      • WhoWuddaThunkIt

        The US Military is run by Psychopath Morons.

    2. wrong

      Scarey Shit… Coming to a town near you.

      • OutWest

        It’s already here, Wrong.
        Last week twelve state cop vehicles
        were here pulling boats and all
        kinds of shit behind them, while an
        OD green Chinook chopper went over
        the house and across the bay.

        I had just got back from town where
        an OD green f-18 roared out of the
        airport and banked hard left. WTF!!
        If it needed fuel the NG was only
        two minutes away for him.

        Now when we service the vending
        machines at TSA we have to jump
        through ridiculous hoops to give
        the mofo’s a frickin’ coke.

        • Anonymous

          We don’t paint planes green…

          • OutWest

            maybe gray….the day was overcast?

      • Richard Head

        They just keep intentionally f**king with us. There’s no doubt in my mind they are planning for or planning to start something. The arrogance of these pricks is astounding btw. I mean you can see the smugness all over these peoples faces. They enjoy when they tick us off, and then laugh us out of the room and basically tell us they don’t give a sh*t what we think about it.

      • Anonymous

        It already did “come to a town near you”…

        The other night I heard similar explosions– didn’t know what the crap was going on. Later on in the evening, I heard machine guns firing. It was very stressful and upsetting– felt almost like I was I the middle of a war zone! Thankfully, it didn’t happen last night.

    3. confederate

      It would have scared the crap out of the “trainees” if a dozen or so citizens would have showed up armed.

      • Nobama

        I think they are hoping for that to happen, to further justify their nationwide disarmament agenda.

    4. Cyclonemom

      Wait, was this supposed to be the Dirty Bomb training that was scheduled for later in the month? If it was moved up, that’s a tad concerning……

      • glacialhills

        No, that is going on in Grand Rapids. This is something else,I live down by Kalamazoo, and am keeping a lookout for anything here. Two nights ago we had some type of helo orbiting just northeast of us for 45 minutes. Very rare for our area, except for Aircare to have helos to fly over and they never orbit, also are the twin engine eurocopter, very distinctive sound. The one orbiting sounded like a Blackhawk.

        I will report any other info I can gather on the upcoming “Training”.

      • glacialhills

        No cyclonemom, that is going on in Grand Rapids. This is something else,I live down by Kalamazoo, and am keeping a lookout for anything here. Two nights ago Round 1am we had some type of helo orbiting just northeast of us for 45 minutes. Very rare for our area, except for Aircare to have helos to fly over and they never orbit, also Aircare have the twin engine eurocopter, very distinctive sound. The one orbiting sounded like a Blackhawk.

        I will report any other info I can gather on the upcoming “Training”.

    5. Northern Reb

      The army and the city should have gave them a warning with a little more time to get ready for it.
      I personally feel that they should be practicing on mock towns on the military bases not in Home Town, U.S.A.
      It just might be me, but this does not seem right that they are not doing this on the military bases.
      I understand that they need to train and the wars are not the same as it was 10, 20 ,30, 100 years ago.
      So I’ll have to give them the benefit of the doubt, But never take my eyes off their every move.
      What did Ol’ Ronald Reagan say, “trust but verify”.
      S.T.S.F.P. N. Reb

      • apache54

        what i am waiting for is when they get to close to the wrong people who are PREPARED, BUT do not know it is a training exercise and well there will be casualties! before it is sorted out.

        • Northern Reb

          Apache 54:
          Yes that would be on heck of a problem for all involved. Odds are if they (cop,army) are practicing they will not have any live ammo, now for the armed citizen, they will be locked and loaded.
          I hope they are reading this site, because I don’t want any one hurt because they pull a dumb drill and not tell anyone.
          S.T.S.F.P. N. Reb

        • Braveheart

          Apache54 and Northern Reb, if/when military shows up in my area for ‘drills’, I will be locked and loaded. If they do a home invasion on me, drill or no drill, there will be casualties. I won’t stand for it regardless of their reason.

          • John Q Citizen

            Braveheart, Amen brother I’m with you on that.

    6. Warchild Dammit!

      This story loses a bit of credibility with me when showing armed cops in Boston after marathon bombing,show pics of the idiots scaring the hell out of citizens in Flint,perhaps a list of addresses of officials that should have warned citizens,allow citizens to scare their officials a bit.Just keep prepping,and now,for some cool news: ht tp:// ,hope all works out for this dude as he is a new father.Would be nice as we have trusted handles with a e-mail to have live links without moderation,till then,space between http to avoid the”Moderation Game”,always wanted to be a game show host!

    7. Johnny O

      So what “Exactly” caused the explosions?
      Were they tossing “Flash Bangs” into the home of a Patriot, now residing at a local FEMA detention camp?

      • Wilson

        Nah, they were tossing them into homes where there are babies sleeping in cribs.

    8. Old Geezer

      Let’s see now, the troops didn’t want their faces shown because thy were afraid they would be tracked down and harmed by terrorists. Looks to me like the troops were the terrorists!

      • Braveheart

        Old Geezer, it really depends on WHO they consider to be ‘terrorists’.

    9. SiegeBreaker

      This is another example of the true face of the military/industrial complex showing itself. They don’t care about the will of the American people and they feel that they don’t really need to continue hiding behind the false face of protecting the American people.

      Let’s face it, as simple as it is to understand that 1 + 1 = 2, it is just as easy to understand that the American military has been involved with chemtrail spraying the American people for over a decade while the whole time saying that chemtrail spraying is a hoax. They’re cocky in their lying to the American people and they figure that they will do the same with Jade Helm 15 and other related operations.

      These pricks in the military are setting up snatch and grab/martial law operations on American soil and telling us they’re not doing that. I’ll tell you what, it seems the time is coming to make examples of these military whorish traitors starting with the lyng snake Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria. Mark knows the penalty for his treason.

    10. freetrapper

      Some years back one of the guys I worked with was a sargent in the guard. He was a total prick. He would not be bothered one bit to shoot you or anyone elsa. A lady that works with the wife was up at the soo locks, they had armed guards there. Stay alert!

    11. callinbs

      Did ya hear that loud “boom”? That was the sound of your liberty being blown to pieces…what was left of it.

    12. just me

      I don’t quite understand why the need to run these drills in real cities. I find it odd. BTW Mac, how about some truth to the headlines, they did give a warning to the people, not much of a warning but none the less, a warning.”Just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the city sent out a release informing the public about the exercises. People say the explosions went off around 2 Tuesday afternoon, but why were residents given such short notice?” Still baffles me why they need to use a real city, where real people could possibly be affected.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe, just maybe TPTB are trying to alert people to the severity of the situation they know we are facing? Just a thought… I like to hope for the best no matter how many times I end up disappointed.

    13. 1vet

      Just another great example of that festering fear and intimidation running rampant in this great nation. I say great nation because America still lives within my heart. To quote a personal hero of mine!

      …”When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol’ Jack Burton always says at a time like that: “Have ya paid your dues, Jack?” “Yessir, the check is in the mail…”

      “May the wings of liberty never lose a feather”…

      • Braveheart

        1vet, you don’t even want the 8 ft. tall POS to get near you. Bullets do wonders.

    14. swinging richard

      Why would the Army train in Flint?

    15. 1vet

      Another one- Roddy Piper:

      “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum.”

      • sixpack


    16. 1vet

      One more-

      “Can’t we all just get along???”

      Evidently NOT…

    17. Warchild Dammit!

      Vet,my favorite line was “Put on the fucking glasses!”They Live a great movie and that was a great fight scene!

      • 1vet

        Ya got that right!!!

        My power at the farm went out. I had the AR out and the wife was at the back door with a 12 ga. pump… checked, the internet and cell phone worked so we’re now back at DEFCON 4…

        • PO'd Patriot

          LMAO. “All clear” siren must of told you.

        • Braveheart

          1vet, when the grid finally goes down, that’s it. Game on is right around the corner after lights out.

          • 1vet

            That’s true but that’ll work too. Live your life with honor, find CHRIST and it’s all gravy!

    18. BeetleBailey

      If this JH15 stuff, happening wherever, is one large psyop to:

      intimidate the managed farm animals, and
      accustom us to military presence

      I’d say it’s working fine. The web has been ablaze with JH fear porn for about 6 weeks now.

      The booboisie aren’t paying much attention but 3%ers as a group seem to be terrified.
      The power elite are laughing their asses off at how easily we are frightened.

      So unless they kick your door in at 3 a.m. take a chill pill.

      • Warchild Dammit!

        Beetle,kinda hoping the sheep wake up,kinda like the movie Black Sheep,those sheep get down right nasty!I know,unlikely but one can hope.The net/landlines ect. down is when I assume a disaster of man made or natural origin,as for wether local/nationwide won’t know till I hike to a friends who has radio,will be on more of a alert basis but not a auto defcon 5 ect.

      • 1vet

        Humor is our friend.

    19. Warchild Dammit!

      Vet,any solar backup,assume at least oil lanterns/flashlights ect.I could not live in a defcon 4 mode without a true issue for long(Yeh,know the state of world is a big issue).I guess also things go dark may be best to leave em that way awhile till one figures out what is happening,light attract,well…..bugs for lack of better term!

      • 1vet

        Yea small outage and will be on by 9pm they say.
        No need for the night vision or solar generator at this point…opps all that went down the river with the guns and ammo!

    20. PA farmer

      Make no mistake this is Conditioning for us as the Citizen, and for the LEO/DSH/Military to make it Eventually seam the norm.
      we have lost more Freedoms in the last ten years than we have in the last hunded.
      There is Absolutely nobody in are corner anymore. I honestly feel there never will be any Resistance to it either whitch is highly disapointing.

    21. Warchild Dammit!

      PA,actually,see a lot more barter/cash economy going on,more folks interested in alt energy/gardening ect.,more folks living fine with less and a huge interest in firearms from folks never thought would consider them.I do believe a revolt in many ways already happening and growing.I would like to see a growth in this and folks just dropping out of the consumer matrix as it were and realizing they don’t need and are not thru monies supporting the state,guess time will tell though.

      • PA farmer


    22. Druid

      do this in my neighborhood and see what happens…

      this would set me off and into guerrilla mode action.

      i’d find their transports/ pov’s and make sure they all walked home.

      eye for and eye i say!

        • Mountain

          What a bunch of horse shit. Hi Mike, you’re a thug.

    23. Chris G.

      A Spokes man for the ARMY -Who obviously can’t speak for the ARMY?…Fellow Americans..This is what they think of us?

    24. Man on the inside

      Stay frosty…. troubler is a brewin…..

    25. Warchild Dammit!

      Druid,would hazard a guess the equipment guarded,that said,a little thermite turns a lot of equipment into large boat anchors.

      • Gone Camping

        Hell…I’ve heard…just heard mind you, that all you really need is a small can of Sterno or some fire gel under a wiring harness and most equipment is junk for quite a while. Electrons just can’t jump from point to point very well so kill the wires and save the thermite for hard targets. Spare wiring harnesses are hard to come by during tough times.
        I don’t think they really know who they are dealing with out in the hinter-boonies. There are many SIMPLE ways to sabotage stationary equipment and everything gets parked somewhere,at some point. The guys guarding the stuff will probably be in deep shit quick.

        I’ve also heard that a bent sapling,some rope, a pulley/pivot point and trip wire will drag 2X6s studded with 16 penny nails out in front of any subsequent vehicles in a line. There are a lot of lonely roads out in the boonies and walking very far has it’s own hazards, especially for a lost chinaman or traitor soldier. I wonder how many spare tires they have; there are LOTS of trees and nails. They may even be denied certain routes making it even easier to guess where they will drive. Maybe buy runflat tires and start a tire shop is good advice.

        Thats what I’ve heard anyway…

        It will be a game of attrition and some people’s plan is to attrit as many as they can. These Chinamans and traitors better beware of Wolverines if they like their nutsacks.
        Or so I’m told…


    26. TEST

      We need to resolve our differences non-violently, through education and information dissemination.

    27. Hout/Cypress/Katy/shtf

      All in s sudden, a response will reach the rat bastards. Check out the new allnewspipeline interview with daboo777, this will send chills up your spine. One national guard troop he talked to indicated indidirectly that he is going fire on the people. This will lead to a Lexington Concord event..Its too late now, its going to happen. I went by a popular ammo yesterday, the store was packed with shoppers, buying .223/5.56, bunch of 9 mil, one dude picked up .50 cal. I can tell you right now that if they detenonate explosives in my area or katy, the revolution starts immediately. The people i talked to in that store that were shopping, that i talked to, are preparing for war. This is not coming from me i am telling you all what they are telling me. its realy serious now.

    28. Park

      Informative article. It is posted at The News Scouter. More than ever, dissemination of Information and Knowledge that is what is needed. Read all the ‘must read’ news, analysis, and articles at The News Scouter:

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    29. Houst/Cypress/Katy/shtf

      I believe that one day in the near future, that these police and military deparments will have soldiers in battle gear, blue bell ice cream buses, black buses, literally abducting people children at the schools and forcing parents to go into those buses at gun point. Anyone, military, national guard, chinese military, turkish soldiers, since they just landed from what we heard on Hawk last night.

      Hawks Thursday night program.

      David Hodges new article: This shows what is planned for the parents., christians and patriots.

      Now matter how i try to not accept our faith, i see a Lexington../Concord incident soon within weeks, months, and guaranteed to take place by no later than March of 2016.. China is manufactoring guilotines to cut off the heads of the American people, to rape you children, you wife, you daugher, kill us in the process. The canadian general has promised the chinese military that they will meet the head count of girls and women to the troops, and they plan to meet the 2050 population reduction of 30,000,000, so where does the 270,000,000 go.

      Prep, prep, get ready people. I talked to my source recently and i not going to waste time writing another huge thread on this topic. I a telling you first hand that i have heard what happens when soldiers come to your subdivions and your not armed. I am not longer afraid to talk about this, and this is why i post. Fear is literally weakness leaving the body. I have fear like everyone else, its human. Push my envelope of fear and will respond to that attack. if i go into walmart here locally and any chinese national dressed in miliary uniform, or plain clother every comes up to me in person and trys to detain me, i will defend myself.

      I do not stand in front of guilotines, fire squads, asking myself about how i should have done someting to save my life. As martial artist, Bruce Lee sys it best.

      I have no fear of any oponent standing in front of me. When the oponent contracts, i will retract, when i retract, the oponent retracts, then it hits all by itself.

      The greatest mistake to to anticipate the outcome of the engagement, you aught not worry weather it ends in victory or defeat, let mother nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
      Bruce Lee
      The Tao Of Jeet Kundo

      Now we know why the chinese were after Bruce Lee, why thy got the triad to poison him, why his movies were banned in China for so many years. What any chinese soldier will experince with me will be far worst thatn Jeet Kundo, it will be SI Lat, see video, this will let the cabalist azz clowns see how i role.

      Message to chinse communist in my area, who may come to me to take me. You better be ready. I have practised this idential fight scence 6 times withour error. Welcome to Houston.

      My teacher has trained with the older guy CeCep, now that technique is now in the hands of a Red Neck, trust me dont mess with me in Walmart of any public area.

    30. Brent H

      Question for the army goons:

      1) How would you differentiate between the big booms that you initiate, from little booms coming from citizens aiming their boom sticks at army soldiers in response?

      2) If you simultaneously announce that there is nothing to be afraid of because this is a training exercise, while announcing that citizens are making booming noises by pointing their boom sticks at army soldiers, which of the conflicting messages would the public believe?

      P.S. I can tell that you army goons haven’t really thought this one through very well.

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