Yesterday in Tampa, the public watched on as CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircrafts, Chinook helicopters, Zodiac boats, and ground-mobility vehicles conducted military drills in preparation for the Republican National convention in August.
The urban training drills included a assault by land, sea and air which simulated a mock terrorist attack that included terrorists kidnappingÂ Mayor Bob Buckhorn. The Special forces included international troops form around the world with countries like; Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Norway, Poland, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates all playing a role in the drill.
The mock attack comes less than 100 days before 50,000 people are expected to occupyÂ Tampa for the Republican National Convention.
Major Increase in Urban Warfare Drills
From the urban warfare drills inÂ Chicago,Â Miami, andÂ Los AngelesÂ to the gigantic show of force during Chicagoâ€™s NATO summit, some are starting to wonder what these drills are really all about. While we get that our troops need to train, the overwhelming number of recent urban warfare drills on the streets of America really makes you wonder whatâ€™s about to go down. Does the government have intel that suggests a future attack, or is this just to desensitize Americans to the site of military patrolling the streets of America?