90 Miles From Tyranny : US Army Guerrilla Warfare Exercise to Target “Freedom Fighters”

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

US Army Guerrilla Warfare Exercise to Target “Freedom Fighters”

Troops to battle against fictional ‘Pineland resistance movement’.

The US Army is set to conduct a “guerrilla warfare exercise” later this month in North Carolina where troops will battle against “freedom fighters.”

Yes, really.

The two week “unconventional warfare exercise” will take from from Jan. 22-Feb. 4 on privately owned land in a remote location which remains unknown.

“Called Robin Sage, the exercise serves as a final test for Special Forces Qualification Course training and it places candidates in a politically unstable country known as Pineland,” reports the Charlotte Observer.

“These military members act as realistic opposing forces and guerrilla freedom fighters, also known as Pineland resistance movement,” said the the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center.

Information about the exercise was provided to the media in a bid to avoid civilians confusing the drills with actual terrorist attacks or warfare, which has happened before.

“It will be realistic enough to include the sounds of gunfire (blanks) and flares,” said the center.

As Chris Menahan notes, a similar Robin Sage exercise in 2019 showed resistance fighters displaying a flag that says “liberty.”

“They could tell these soldiers they’re battling the Chinese, Russians, Iranians, North Koreans or other foreign enemies but instead they have them training to kill “freedom fighters” with “Liberty” flags,” writes Menahan.

The exercise will do little to dampen concerns that the Biden administration is launching a de facto ‘domestic war on terror’ targeting patriots and Trump supporters.

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Raptor 1 said...

This has been a training exercise at the end of every SF Selection and Assessment cycle for decades. Please stop the ignorance.

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jim rock said...

Yes. Please do.

Aesop said...

Robin Sage has been a multiple-times-a-year SF exercise since the 1960s, FFS.

In other non-news, the Army is training troops to shoot bullets at targets on the firing range, and frequently forces troops to do push-ups.

Ned Eastwood said...

Cool, when they are done send them to Portland