FEMA To Help Run 8-Day Disaster & Terror Drill
We’ve thought long and hard about whether to post information about this drill, which we learned of a couple weeks ago. On the one hand, we don’t want to be Chicken Littles (and there are many out there sounding the ‘world is ending’ alarm weekly). On the other hand, we do want to relay information to our readers that is informative, educational, and useful. So we’re posting this article re. a drill currently underway, as another opportunity for us to participate in our own lives, thus promoting restoration of our Republic. The way I see it is this: Of course the government drills to test its preparation to various scenarios–they do it all the time, and the exercises don’t ‘go live’. However, those familiar with the facts of 9/11 know that multiple war games were being run that day, some of which involved responding to the very (never before imagined) scenarios that did unfold that day. It’s wise for us to be informed in order to respond to information like this. We encourage you to pick up the phone and make a few calls, particularly if you’re in Washington, Oregon, or the “National Capitol Region,” as recommended in the email posted at the end of this article. Please let us know what you hear (info [at] 911truth [dot] org). We’ll compile and post responses here. Rep. Defazio of Oregon, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, has not been allowed to view documents pertaining to the Continuity of Government plan under which we live, as you’ve read in past articles. Why not? We don’t suggest that every American should have access to every document re. emergency responses planned by this government. But this is supposed to be a Republic! We elect representatives to represent us… So if this is the case, we the people need them to be openly allowed, even encouraged, to review plans that so significantly affect each of us. We need to hear from them, “Yes, I’ve read the documents. They are, indeed, in keeping with our Constitution. I’ll continue to stay abreast of this situation and report back to you.” We all need to get a lot louder in our demands to know what’s happening to us. This is your life, after all … get involved in it! Thanks, Janice ‘, ’04-28-2008
FEMA announced recently that they will be conducting a national disaster exercise called National Level Exercise 2-08 (NLE 2-08) from May 1st through May 8th. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare and respond to multiple incidents including natural disasters and terrorist incidents. Specifically the exercise involves a Category 4 hurricane impacting the Mid Atlantic Coast and the National Capitol Region as well as multiple terrorist attacks in Washington State, an accidental chemical agent release in Oregon and assorted aerospace events in North American airspace. Considering that the U.S. government conducted drills and exercises like Operation Northern Vigilance, Tripod II, among others to serve as cover for the government sponsored false flag terror attacks of 9/11, we need to pay close attention to these government sponsored drills and exercises. A similar scenario also occurred during the 7/7 terror attacks in London. On that day, drills depicting events mirroring the actual terror attacks were run at the exact same time the bombings took place. The odds of these being two completely random events is so incredibly unlikely that it boggles the mind. NLE 2-08 is a wide ranging exercise that will include not only FEMA but the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Transportation Command, the National Guard, USNORTHCOM, NORAD and Canada Command. Much like TOPOFF-4/Vigilant Shield 08 a martial law exercise that took place last year involving many of the same government institutions, we definitely need to keep track of NLE 2-08.
Below is taken from FEMA’s press release on this upcoming drill.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Exercise Program (NEP) will conduct National Level Exercise 2-08 (NLE 2-08) a combined functional and full scale exercise from May 1 through May 8. NLE 2-08 will merge the objectives of U.S. Northern Command’s (NORTHCOM) Ardent Sentry 2008 exercise, FEMA National Continuity Program’s (NCP) Eagle Horizon 2008 exercise (formerly known as Forward Challenge), and FEMA Disaster Operation’s Hurricane Preparedness Exercise (HPE).
The purpose of NLE 2-08 is to exercise national capabilities to prepare and respond to multiple incidents including both natural disasters and terrorist incidents. The exercise was designed to include scenario elements addressing hurricane preparedness and response, national continuity capabilities, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities coordination in response to weapons of mass destruction terrorist attacks. The exercise venues involve a Category 4 hurricane impacting the Mid Atlantic Coast and the National Capitol Region and multiple terrorist attacks in Washington State.
Also during NLE 2-08, the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) will test it’s response to an accidental chemical agent release at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Oregon. Canada will also participate through their Staunch Maple Exercise.
The exercise allows Federal officials to implement continuity plans, test communications connectivity, operations and procedures for performing essential government functions from alternate locations, and interagency coordination. Additionally, it serves to demonstrate that essential functions can be effectively conducted during threats and emergencies.
USNORTHCOM expanded upon the FEMA NLE 2-08 press release revealing other specific government agencies that will be involved in this exercise.
North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command will exercise their response abilities to a variety of events during an intensive eight-day national level exercise in May.
National Level Exercise 2-08 will run May 1-8 and will exercise national capabilities to prepare and respond to multiple incidents including both natural disasters and terrorist incidents. The exercise will include hurricane preparedness and response and Defense Support to Civil Authorities coordination in response to a weapon of mass destruction terrorist attack.
USNORTHCOM’s primary exercise venues for NLE 2-08 include locations in Washington and Oregon. Exercise scenarios include multiple terrorist attacks in the state of Washington, an accidental chemical agent release in Oregon, a Category 4 hurricane impacting the mid-Atlantic Coast and the National Capitol Region and aerospace events throughout North America.
NLE 2-08 will also involve agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, U.S. Transportation Command and the National Guard. Canada Command will participate through its Staunch Maple exercise.
“Exercises like NLE 2 — 08 give us the opportunity to work with other federal agencies, state and local officials, as well as Canada, in the response to multiple events,” said Gene Pino, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Joint Training and Exercise director. “This allows us to look at processes and procedures to identify strengths and weaknesses by stressing the system so that we can be better prepared in the future.”
It is especially concerning that this exercise is designed to test continuity of government operations considering the fact that last year George W. Bush signed NSPD-51 a directive which will give the President dictatorship powers over all three branches of government in the case of a catastrophic emergency. The directive provides a broad and wide ranging definition of what a catastrophic emergency is and can include anything from a natural disaster to a terrorist attack to a number of different scenarios that are being depicted in this drill. If this isn’t used as cover for a false flag terror attack, it could certainly be used as a warm-up to ensure that continuity of government operations will work properly when they decide to go forward with their martial law plans.
Not only this, but we are seeing a constant barrage of propaganda on how evil Iran and Syria is. Last week the Associated Press and others reported that a new Al-Qaeda audio tape of Ayman Al-Zawahri was found by CIA front group IntelCenter essentially saying that the 9/11 truth movement are anti-Semites and work with Iran. The AP couldn’t even confirm if the audio tape was authentic and IntelCenter provided no specific source of the material, but that didn’t prevent them from using a headline giving validity to the contents of the tape. The fact of the matter is, IntelCenter produces the majority of these fake Al-Qaeda videos and this latest release is being utilized to help the establishment powers in the White House. In addition, the CIA released a video tape which they claim is proof that North Korea is supplying Syria with nuclear technology. Syria’s ambassador to the United States called the contents of the tape laughable. Many have speculated that the U.S. government would stage some sort of nuclear terror attack in an American, European or an Israeli city to justify an invasion of Iran. This drill would certainly provide them with some cover to do this.
It is impossible to say if the intelligence apparatus would use this 8-day exercise to pull off some sort of false flag terror attack. However, considering the admitted history of government and military exercises being run as cover for false flag terror attacks, it is certainly a possibility. It is important that we shine as much light on these types of drills and exercises so if a terror attack takes place, we can expose the true culprits.
Related: We received the following email from Rich Lang, of Seattle, which puts forward a very smart, calm opportunity for us to respond. We agree that it’s important for us to respond to this kind of information, rather than sit in fear or dismiss it entirely, and offer this as a suggestion. Of course, he refers specifically to Washington. We can do the same in Oregon and the DC area, but each of us can contact our legislators and emergency management agencies to ask questions, as well:
Hi folks …
I just wanted you to be aware that from May 1-8th our global city of Seattle will be the site for a major “terrorist drill”. On the one hand these are the “necessary and regular” drills that the military run all the time throughout the nation, testing and resourcing our national defense. On the other hand, these are also the same type of drills that were occurring on both 9/11 (in New York) and on 7/7 (in London) when the drill suddenly “went live”.
I contacted the Mayor’s office who knew nothing but transferred me to Emergency Management who were vaguely aware of it and transferred me to Washington State EM office where I left a message. I then called Jim McDermott’s office that didn’t know anything, and basically blew me off as an annoyance. I admit it felt kinda fun …
But, after reading the post below, I want to encourage you to practice democracy with a phone call or two (doesn’t take long .. The above took me 5 minutes, if that).
Give a call to the Mayor’s Office (206- 684-4000) or to Lit Dudley at State Emergency Management (253-512-7440) or to Rep. McDermott (206-553-7170) … a possible script could be:
“ Hi I’m …,
I was just wondering what you could tell me about the Ardent Sentry terrorist exercises taking place in Seattle later this week (May 1-8)? Will it impact traffic? Are they going to close the viaduct?”
“ Hi, I was just wondering what you could tell me about the Ardent Sentry exercises in Seattle this week? Has the Mayor been informed? Is he going to address the public about the exercises? “
“ Hi etc etc … could you tell me what the Continuity of Operations is? Rep. Peter de Fazio tried to find out but was stonewalled and refused that information last year. Living in a democracy gives us the right to know that information.
*** In other words, from simple to complex (whatever is your comfort level) … most folks on the other end of the line are helpful and gracious. They could be your neighbor just doing their job.
The point is for we the people (citizens) to do our job as an informed citizenry. It is good for them to know that we know, that we are awake, aware and alert. I would encourage you to have the post below in front of your eyes, and then call someone to find out something, and then, if you want, let me know of anything interesting.
[Ed. Note: Thank you, Rich, for continuing to offer calm, sage advice to us in these times when we could tend to be frozen into inactivity... Janice]