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September 11, 2009

STUPID HOMELAND SECURITY TRICKS

BBC - CNN had reported that 10 rounds were fired as a vessel tried to go through a security zone. But officials later said the incident had been a training exercise and no shots were fired.

The incident came as ceremonies marking the anniversary of the attacks of 11 September 2001 were being held. CNN played an audiotape of the Coast Guard saying: "If you don't slow down, your vessel will be fired upon."

The Department of Homeland Security later confirmed that the reported incident was a training exercise, and that no shots were fired.

But departures from Reagan National Airport were halted after the incident as a precaution.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like irresponsible journalism - Why is CNN on a military frequency? And if they knew they were monitoring a CG channel, why didn't they check with CG headquarters????

September 12, 2009 11:22 AM  

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