A private government contractor is seeking role players for a simulated military drill set to take place next month in Burlington, Vermont – the site of candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign headquarters – at the same time as the Democratic National Convention.
A Craigslist ad posted eight days ago by defense contractor Foreign Language Services Simulation, LLC, (FLSS) seeks “actors” and “role players” who will be made up with fake wounds and mock injuries to “support military in instructional exercises in a nearby location.”
The drill, which will include “various scripted situations with realism to assist military training,” will run from July 26th through the 31st, overlapping the dates of the Democratic National Convention, which takes place July 25th through the 28th.
Participants must be “physically capable of working in extreme weather conditions” and “must be sufficiently fit to participate in training.”
Additionally, “Some role players/Actors will get extremely wet, prop clothing will be cut off and they will be scrubbed with brushes and a lot of water (possibly cold water),” the solicitation states.
Burlington, where Sen. Sanders served as mayor in 1986, is also the site of his presidential campaign headquarters and his US senate office.
Many online are deeming the drill’s location and dates selected as suspicious, especially considering that opponent Hillary Clinton will likely defeat Sanders and win the Democrat nomination in Philadelphia next month – to the chagrin of diehard Sanders supporters.
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