A video posted to the Gateway Pundit on Sunday shows what appears to be at least four unmarked military gunboats the video says were spotted patrolling around Eden Isles, in one of the canals around Slidell, Louisiana.
According to the video description, no one has seen this type of activity in the area before.
All four boats appeared to be heavily armed and full of military personnel. Only one boat displayed a U.S. flag.
"Is this part of some kind of drill or is it just normal now in the new Amerika to see armed troops patrolling public canals?" asked a post at Infowars.
A Google search found numerous references to the video, but very little actual information. One man who claimed to live in the general area said Navy boat units stationed at Stennis commonly train on the adjacent Pearl River.
"Eden Isles is not that far away," the man said. "I don't know of a really direct or quick water route between Stennis and Eden Isles, but it would be an easy day - or even half-day - trip by boat."
Readers at other sites weren't as collected, and said the video indicates the military may be preparing for other action, like martial law.
One commenter at From the Trenches wondered why the person taking the video did not contact local authorities to find out why the boats were there.
In January 2013, military drills in cities like Miami and Houston prompted many to believe the federal government was preparing for martial law.
Despite warnings the military maneuvers were nothing to be worried about, the sight of soldiers rappelling onto rooftops and the sound of gunfire had many concerned.
A photographer in Miami captured video of a military helicopter firing its machine guns as it flew over an area freeway. The chopper was firing blanks, but an artist visiting the city apparently didn't know that.
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