Ominous? Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army on the Move.

By Faye Higbee

When Hal Turner posted a YouTube video about the US Military on the move December 8, all sorts of theories arose. Hal called it an “ominous” situation. Maybe if you’re an enemy of the United States it could be considered ominous. Or maybe we’re preparing for an invasion, since America is deeply divided and in disarray. Or maybe…it’s an exercise.

The Hal Turner Radio Show hypothesized that because there were aircraft carriers off both US coasts, something was up. But is that something “ominous” or normal?

Over the past four days, there have been MASSIVE movements of troops, equipment and supplies WITHIN the continental United States (CONUS).  Today (Tue.), the US Navy is positioning Aircraft carriers and their strike groups off both the US east and west coasts.  It appears we are preparing to defend ourselves from an invasion.  China?

Late Saturday, no fewer than 25 C-17 aircraft were in the skies over the USA, carrying troops and equipment from around the nation . . . ALL going to Nellis Air Force Base. 

Also late Saturday, no fewer than 12 C-130 aircraft were also on the move, ALSO ALL heading into Nellis.

On Sunday, locals on and around Nellis reported the base was “swarming” with soldiers and Marines.  They also reported seeing a vast array of land fighting vehicles coming out of cargo aircraft. 

This morning, according the the US Naval Institute, the Navy has deployed THREE (3) Aircraft Carriers, plus a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) off the US West Coast, and TWO (2) Aircraft carriers and their Strike Groups plus another LHD off the US East Coast.

Off the West Coast is the USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific (NOT AT PORT) along the Oregon/Washington Border,

Hal Turner Radio Show, December 8

It’s not the first time military exercises on CONUS (the Continental United States) have spawned panic. Remember those Jade Helm exercises a few years ago? People were driving themselves nuts over what they could be for and all sorts of theories emerged from it. Let’s just say this out loud: Training for ANY eventuality is imperative. It wasn’t really “ominous,” but it was important.

Ominous or normal

The training exercise called Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz 21 is occurring off the coast of California.

One Twitter user remarked:

“Can tell by some of the comments who have Zero clue about the US military. Exercises are normal. We have the 7th Fleet and the 2 Fleet Fleet on west coast and east coast. Not new.”

@Travelnpack on Twitter

The fact that these are not normal times hasn’t been lost on the people watching for these serious issues. But training together is an absolute necessity, ESPECIALLY in times like these. With the division in the US and a hotly contested election, it’s only “normal” that our military should train to kick some butt if/when necessary.

The USNI said:

“The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is currently underway conducting operations in U.S. Third Fleet. The strike group is a combat-ready national asset capable of both deterrence and offensive strike that provides our national command authority with flexible options, all domain access, and a visible forward presence,” 3rd Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Sean Robertson told USNI News today.

“TRCSG has maintained its readiness since it returned from deployment in July. It continues to train and perform together as a unit in order to be ready for any, and all, challenges.”...

.…On the other coast, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and its strike group are preparing to do the same thing in the coming months. The Eisenhower CSG also deployed this year, from January to August, and will also have to deploy a second time, called a double-pump deployment. Eisenhower departed from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., over the weekend.

USNI News previously reported that carrier strike group operations in 2020 are at their highest since the Arab Spring, even as the Navy has just a few carriers that are certified to operate. Several are tied up in long-term maintenance efforts and unavailable to contribute to the increased workload, forcing situations like both the IKE and TR strike groups to conduct double-pumps.

USNI news

Meanwhile, the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) and USS Somerset (LPD-25) entered the South China Sea on Sunday, which caused China to accuse the US of “muscle flexing.” (And their own muscle flexing all over Asia is somehow ok? Not.)

Where Mr Turner veered from reality is when he stated that 1) China and Russia could invade the US, (which would be a mistake of enormous proportions), and 2) that the Democrats were planning to ask the UN to invade and depose President Trump, or 3) that certain states would likely secede from the union because you know, ‘orange man bad’, and be forcibly brought back. While we’re sure that some Democrats would love to see that, the UN has no jurisdiction in the United States. Violating that would get them evicted from their cushy digs here.

He mentioned that the Chinese military is “positioning itself.” They’ve been doing that for decades. Forever. Constantly. They want world domination. They want Taiwan back and have been “saber-rattling” about that now for their own military exercises. If they do it, there goes another major conflict that would ensue. I’m sure Biden could handle it from the basement. But invade the United States? I think there was a Japanese general in WWII who mentioned something about that not being a smart move.

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto wrote after Pearl Harbor

So you can make up your own mind about whether Hal Turner’s Radio Show was right in describing the military exercises as ominous or a little off plumb. He’s not an evil monster, he’s just a man who may be overthinking the issues. Let’s all grab the reins, and yell ‘Whoa!’

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Featured photo courtesy of US Navy/Marine Corps. One twitter user called it a “can of whoop ass.” He’s right.

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