Well guys – a friend of mine who was an Army Ranger in Special Forces has some buddies who are still in the military….and he heard from one of them yesterday that they were deploying a bunch of special ops troops to LA. Apparantly there’s a threat of some chemical warfare going to occur there. I don’t mean to be an alarmest..but I know this guy knows what he’s talking about..and wouldn’t have told me if he wasn’t concerned. Things are escalating in the middle east and they’re expecting retribution here.
just think about how you’d quickly get out of the city if you had to.
don’t know if any of you have friends in LA – but thought you might want to pass along if you did. P was in Black Hawk Down – – I know (and have met a couple of) the types of guys he knows and they don’t fuck around.
I can be rather cynical, so I was set to chalk these e-mails (which I received from a colleague here at work) to an Internet rumor, but the e-mail chain is pretty short and these e-mails don’t seem to originate from a bullshit source per se. At the same time, I can be rather gullible, so has anyone else has received this yet?
UPDATE: I should add that I get these sort of e-mails from time to time, and I discard the majority of them. However, there was something about this particular one that seemed legit, so at the risk of sounding like Chicken Little, I decided to post about it. If nothing happens, so be it.
UPDATE #2: Brian Humphrey chimes in with his perspective:
While I can’t profess any insight into military matters (real or imagined), I can say that there is often a rotating presence of military men and women in the greater Los Angeles area for the most benign of reasons. Sometimes its training, other times its pre-deployment gatherings… and believe it or not, some of these folks actually live and work here!
If the “friend of a friend” were truly holding a sensitive position with a “Special Operations” unit, he or she would never violate OpSec by sharing sensitive deployment information.
Then again, maybe these hard-working and highly capable men and women are simply coming to town for this boot camp.
Please remember: The primary tool of terrorists, and one that eclipses all others, is fear. You can disarm terrorists by being ready and not afraid.