Marines to conduct training exercises in south-central Va. -- d...

About 2,000 Marines and sailors are set to conduct realistic urban training exercises over the next two weeks throughout south central Virginia. Full Story
Allan Neal

Richmond, VA

#1 Oct 29, 2007
I disapprove of this, as I believe our founding fathers would also. These maneuvers on U.S. soil are not realistic conditions for other parts of the world. These maneuvers are simply to condition our own troops to the forth coming "patrols" on our citizens.

This behavior falls right in line with the circumstances set forth in Naomi Wolf's book, "The End of America".

And with the amount of money we are spending on our military, it would seem that we would have training facilities for urban tactics, which I'm sure we do anyway. Power lines? Please.

Fellow citizens, this is not a good thing. As they did in New Orleans, they will further train our Military to operate on U.S. soil, regulate our activities and take our arms. This is not what the United States Constitution provides for or allows.

We should oppose this activity.

Midway Park, NC

#3 Nov 2, 2007
Isn't there a law called Posse Commitatus that forbids this? Where exactly are they allowed to operate? South Boston ain't what it used to be...

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