Portland to Host Terrorism Drill “NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2″
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2007 — Portland, Oregon
Portland to Host Terrorism Drill “NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2”
Aug. 20 to 24
Citizens Warn of Established Pattern for Such Drills to go “live”
This is an urgent advisory notice from concerned citizens of Oregon and Washington
about an upcoming U.S. Joint Forces Command emergency management exercise known
as NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 that will simulate terrorism or disaster scenarios in
the Lower Columbia River Basin between Aug. 20th and Aug 24th, 2007.
NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 was designed and will be directed by U.S. Joint Forces
Command (USJFCOM) and the Department of Homeland Security. We are aware of no
public notice concerning this exercise, but preliminary investigation has revealed
that Oregon National Guard officials and federal officials will
conduct the drill. Details from official sources are minimal.
This advisory is to document our concerns, raise public awareness and urge
citizen action based on the following facts:
1. NOBLE RESOLVE is a computer-based simulation of a large-scale emergency
situation (e.g. earthquake, hurricane, tsunami, or terrorist attack with nuclear
weapon) in order to train for managing all aspects of the emergency response
through comprehensive software.
2. Military exercises such as NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 have a recent history of
coinciding with lethal “live” events. This occurred on 9/11/01 when
five or more major military or security exercises were in progress on the very
day of the actual attacks. The same phenomenon occurred with the London Bombings
7/7/05 during which a drill concerning multiple bomb attacks was being staged
on that day.
3. Vice President Cheney, Homeland Security Director Micheal Chertoff and
former Senator Rick Santorum have all warned of a new 9/11 attack this summer,
but are giving no evidence in support. Chertoff based his prediction on a “gut
4. The May 2007 Presidential Directive NSPD 51 (HSPD 20) addressing “continuity
of government” in the event of a massive emergency, includes secret "annexes"
which are pertinent additional documents. Some US Congressional Committee on
Homeland Security members such as Rep. Peter DeFazio have
written to formally request permission to review these secret "annexes"
and have twice been denied access by the White House.
5. This particular exercise, NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2, includes one scenario involving
an unaccounted for, "loose," ten kiloton nuclear weapon, exactly as
Vice President Cheney hinted in recent interviews. Department of Homeland Security
Chief Michael Chertoff claims he fears the same.
6. The plummeting support for the GOP has triggered comments from its members
and analyses of its current political strategy that point to a new 9/11 attack
as a contributing factor to GOP political salvation. Moreover, it appears that
legends or backstories are being disseminated to support just such an event.
Transparency concerning NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 is vital for the public safety of
everyone in the Lower Columbia River Basin. We call on the planners, directors
and participants in NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 to be vigilant and to maintain transparency
with respect to these military exercises. We also urge citizens and our elected
officials to monitor the activities of participants connected with the exercises
and alert authorities to any suspicious behavior. These exercises have an established
pattern of becoming “live” events. (Please read references below.)
We recommend that officials of the Ports of Astoria, Longview, Vancouver and
Portland on the Lower Columbia River take extra care in their monitoring and
examination of all shipping on the Lower Columbia River while NOBLE RESOLVE
07-2 is in progress.
Finally, we urge all concerned to voice that concern in letters and calls
to elected officials and civil servants requesting full transparency and citizen
Ed. Note: www.OregonTruthAlliance.org
includes a significant number of links to the information leading them to issue
this press release. We encourage readers to puruse those links thoroughly.
Source URL: http://www.oregontruthalliance.org/files/PRforNobleResolve.pdf