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News :: Organizing
War Games in Southie in June (bring the casualties)
05 May 2005
Boston's waterfront will look like a battle zone - with military gunfire, circling choppers and Navy SEALs* on the attack - under a Pentagon war-games plan that has the support of a high-powered Southie pol but is still under review by the mayor.

* They forgot the civilian casualties. Think bloody mannequin parts, "dead" baby dolls, scarecrow type lifeless bodies, people screaming, limping, bleeding, maybe even mock insurgents or people with white flags attempting to surrender to the seals.
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from the herald

Boston's waterfront will look like a battle zone - with military gunfire, circling choppers and Navy SEALs* on the attack - under a Pentagon war-games plan that has the support of a high-powered Southie pol but is still under review by the mayor.

* They forgot the civilian casualties. Think bloody mannequin parts, "dead" baby dolls, scarecrow type lifeless bodies, people screaming, limping, bleeding, maybe even mock insurgents or people with white flags attempting to surrender to the seals.

The possibilities are endless. We can't miss this opportunity to "bring the war home"

more from the article

Some 50 elite Navy SEALs would practice sniper fire with paint balls and perform hostage extractions, water landings, sea-mine evasions and other urban combat maneuvers from June 6 to June 18 as part of the exercises to be conducted by the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.
The Navy is also hoping to land helicopters in urban areas and take advantage of the city's narrow streets to simulate combat situations in labyrinthine neighborhoods, according to Pentagon requests delivered to the city.
The Navy hopes to take over Drydock and Kennedy avenues at Black Falcon Terminal, as well as the Reserved Channel along the Boston Inner Harbor, for the ``urban military training'' games.

There is a map of the proposed invasion zone in today's Herald. Try to steal a copy if you can.
See also:
http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=81752

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Re: War Games in Southie in June (bring the casualties)
06 May 2005
Awesome! Can't wait to see it!
Re: War Games in Southie in June (bring the casualties)
07 May 2005
This is the dumbest idea I've heard of in a while. Yes, let's shut down part of a major city, of course it won't disrupt business!