Locals who have lived in the area for a long time say these kinds of exercises are unprecedented.
Here is the dialogue from the IBA comments section:
... they (Fort Knox Military) are known to occasionally blow up bombs. But the amount of bombing that has been going on for about the last month or so, has the people around here in shock. These people have lived here for many years. This is not normal.
What rumors are going around?
No rumors so much as shock by how many bombs that are being blown up. Especially the bunker busting type. Like I said, people are use to the bombs. But everybody is saying that the vast quantity of bombs and especially the bunker busters, are far more than normal.
You can't ignore the bombs here. But people who have lived here for a long time, have gotten to where they don't "hear" them as much. Until now. Suddenly, everybody is feeling these bombs.
Maybe they're getting ready for possible troubles surrounding an invasion of Syria, like for instance, IRAN.
Or maybe Obama is actually going to go after Iran.
Obviously we won't know until it happens. I definitely would be happy if it's Iran.
Bunker busters would makes sense for Iran.
UPDATE #2: INSTALANCHE FROM GLENN REYNOLDS. THANKS GLENN!
UPDATE #3: GLENN POSTED AN UPDATE FROM A MAN REPRESENTING HIMSELF A SOMEONE WHO WORKED AT FORT KNOX AND SAYS ORDINANCE IS NOT TESTED THERE. AND RIDICULES THIS FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT AS "CONSPIRACY THEORY".
THIS IS A REPORT FROM AN "EAR- WITNESS."
SOMETHING UNUSUAL IS GOING ON; WHAT IT IS NO ONC KNOWS. WE SPECULATE, OPENLY.
UPDATE #4 (from Pastorius) - Christine writes to me:
I would like to add that the only speculation involved in anything we have written on this is our use of the term "bunker-busters". We do not know that the bombs being used are bunker-busters. We only know they are loud, ongoing, and they shake the earth.Regarding instapundit, I wrote you a later email regarding my discovery.My response to the email? I say bullshit!! Trust me, what I have been hearing here are not simple artillary rounds.If you heard and felt the massive blast waves that I have witnessed, you would understand. Blast waves that have nearly blown this trailer over.I don't know why this person would say this. I most definitely wouldn't have said anything, if things were the way they were, let's say 3 mos ago. Yes, there were some booms then, but nothing like what I am talking about here.Whatever. I know what I have been witnessing.
There really isn't much left at Ft. Knox. The Armor school has long moved to Ft. Benning. They did take in a new crop of ROTC cadets last week so maybe they are doing firepower demonstrations.
The sort of exercise where one might see a bunch of bombs going off would be done out West on the large test and training ranges such as in Nevada or Ft. Irwin in California or Ft. Hood, TX even.
Knox would be a good training ground for a European conflict, but probably not so useful for the Middle East.
thanks for the input.
Post a Comment