Saturday, April 28, 2012

Soon Chicago will play host to NATO...

And from Althouse we already see a potential conspiracy theory coming about. It seems there is an expection of trouble coming to Chicago next month when NATO comes to town. Took a quote from our local CBS affiliate:
CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of a Red Cross e-mail sent to volunteers in the Milwaukee area.

It said the NATO summit “may create unrest or another national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”

According to a chapter spokesperson, the evacuation plan is not theirs alone.

“Our direction has come from the City of Chicago and the Secret Service,” she said.

Officials at Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communication said the directive did not come from them.

The U.S. Secret Service did not return calls for comment.
Within the past week or two there were helicopters engaging in maneuvers just in time for the NATO summit. It was unsettling to be sure but hey they got to do what they got to do to protect the summit.

Althouse is asking why the evacuation plan isn't bigger news. In talking about the Secret Service she had to bring up the prostitutes scandal. I'm sure someone is asking if they even fool with American prostitutes. My apologies to those agents who aren't involved with that activity!

She even connects it to the coming recall election in Wisconsin. Chicago residents are expected to be evacuated to Milwaukee. Thankfully there is an ID law for registered voters there.

Anyway, not sure what to make of all this!

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