No Moon, Just Black Helicopters over Miami



By Mr. Curmudgeon:

When I lived in Arizona more than ten years ago, a familiar conspiracy theory often heard was that the U.S. government, in league with the United Nations, employed black helicopters in joint training operations to … well, conspiracy theorists never quite fleshed that part out. Now living in South Florida, I was startled to see video footage on a local news station showing black, low-flying helicopters firing their mounted machine-guns as they zoomed over a busy Miami thoroughfare not far from the arena where the Miami Heat were engaged in a close game with the Boston Celtics.

Video taken by a resident from his high-rise condominium showed loud, mid-air artillery bursts illuminating the nearby residential towers. “I couldn’t see them a lot of the time, but I could hear them because there are echoes around the buildings,” Neilson Paty, a local resident, told the Miami Herald, “We see helicopters every day, but it was very obvious that these are not tourist or U.S. Coast Guard helicopters.”

Local news reports later said the military pyrotechnics were courtesy of Miami-Dade’s South East Regional Domestic Security Task Force; in other words, Janet “Big Mama” Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security was engaged in a little urban-warfare training in a lead up to … well, local news organizations never quite fleshed that part out.

In a Forbes magazine article titled How the U.S. Military Would Crush a Tea Party Rebellion, Michael Peck asks, “… Under what circumstances should federal troops conduct military operations against American citizens on American soil? Is this scenario likely enough that the U.S. military prepare for such operations, or should we worry that preparation will inevitably lead to action? Note the part about American soil, because American supporters of Al Qaeda are already being killed on foreign soil. Laws like the Insurrection Act and Posse Comitatus are designed to tightly restrict using the military against the American people. But if there were a rebellion, I wonder if the President would stand on legalities.”

I think we all know the answer to that question. After all, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently declared President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board – while Congress was still in session – a blatant violation of the Constitution’s separation of powers. If Obama does not recognize the Senate’s lawful role in approving his appointments (a Democratically controlled body no less), coupled with his actions in Operation Fast and Furious, it’s not much of a stretch to believe he is capable of ordering violent and bloody military operations on American soil.

Besides, with government-sponsored think tanks issuing position papers warning of armed, vast, right-wing conspirators arraying against “federal sovereignty”; high-ranking Democrats, like Nancy Pelosi, describing the Tea Party as treadable “Astroturf”; the media’s ad nauseam attacks on all peaceful opposition to the expansion of Washington’s authoritarian power as “outside the mainstream”; and the introduction of a draconian gun-control measure by California’s Sen. Diane Feinstein that’s stated “purpose is to dry up the supply of … weapons over time,” it’s not unreasonable to conclude sugar-daddy Washington is getting ready to bear its fangs.

Just in passing, notice how easily Forbes magazine’s Michael Peck links the Tea Party with “American supporters of Al Qaeda,” suggesting in his article that the peaceful grassroots movement, that so nicely cleaned up after itself following a mass march on the nation’s capital, is somehow plotting the armed overthrow of the U.S. government, a threat against which it must prepare.

As Catch-22 author Joseph Heller once said, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”


  1. I dont know if I believe this. On the other hand, I have experience with truth being stranger than fiction. "Brave New World".

  2. Unfortunately, the Posse Comitatus Act has been gutted by other laws since passed in the last administration and now this one. It is now perfectly legal for military to be used in law enforcement operations. When you see changes in the laws like these, added to the fact sweeping new gun laws being added, you see the disarming and military control of the citizenry starting to rise.

  3. if there was a tea party rebellion it should be crushed by the might of the US military, as the crazy right wing tea party in no way, shape or form represent the majority. i hope the military is in tip top shape if the nut jobs on the right ever do decide to actually use a weapon for more than shooting possums and target practice.

    • HAHA! The joke is on YOU! The majority of the military supports the Constitution, and by extension the Tea Part, not B.O. If anything, they'll side with the Tea Party and make them stronger.

    • Just think about all your liberal friends that will go too. It won't be just the military against the teaparty, Civil war in America would mean the deaths of thousands including you left wing libtards who haven't quite figured out that freedom and liberty are better than government control. Do us all a favor and go live in a socialist or communist country for a few years… only then will you truly appreciate the traditional freedoms and American values passed down to us by our founders. I may be pissing in the wind with the likes of you, stupid people tend to stay stupid. Wake up, smell the coffee.

    • Well, it naturally goes that if — in your opinion — a movement's views don't comport with those of a fearless leader, opposition must be crushed. However, I rather doubt most of our military would fire on American civilians, but those that do will have their hands full dealing with those that don't … and the rest of us.
      –Mr. C.

  4. Chase, you have no understanding of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Shame on you for advocating the government murder its own citizens. This is exactly the kind of tyranny that the 2nd Amendment was written to prevent. We have a God-given right to protect ourselves from harm, most importantly from government tyranny, and the 2nd Amendment states that the government is not allowed to infringe on it. If you do not embrace freedom, why not move to a communist country and enjoy the "benefits" of tyranny? I find your opinion disgusting.

  5. I should think that there wouldn't be much shooting at another American. We respect life, we respect our country, and we respect the idea of America. No where in any of that is the desire to kill another American be cause he disagrees with us. Even if it does come to the point where there is martial law and Obama announces himself permanent leader, 'We The People' would still rather not kill those who have been duped by our Communist President. Asymmetrical warfare aimed at destroying the occupying forces will to fight would be the way to go. I do agree with the sentiment that most of the US military would not be willing to implement the will of a dictator because that goes directly against what they are fighting for. You don't just wake up one day and decide to be a communist and take your neighbors to the gulag or murder them in the streets.

  6. Chef is right, look at the peaceful nature of the TEA rally s as opposed to Occupy. look at this weeks protests in favor the second amendment in Washington. too peaceful for the press to cover.
    The Military, however, will follow orders. But this is all ridiculous talk and posturing.

  7. Unfortunately, the Posse Comitatus Act has been gutted by other laws since passed in the last administration and now this one. It is now perfectly legal for military to be used in law enforcement operations. When you see changes in the laws like these, added to the fact sweeping new gun laws being added, you see the disarming and military control of the citizenry starting to rise.