State and local governments continue to beef up their response teams, expending millions in the process
August 13, 2013
Government alleged “terrorist attacks” can take many forms these days ranging from biological warfare to remotely hijacking your car or even detonating a bomb out of a backpack. Despite proof that historically most of these attacks have been organized by the government for political gains, states continue to routinely coordinate emergency response drills.
Multifarious “terror threats” have managed to spread into nearly every city and state across the country preparing first responders and conditioning citizens for any kind of “emergency” you can think of.
This week Columbus, Ohio plans to engage in a training exercise that will involve nearly 6,000 military staff and veterans in order to simulate a “terrorist attack,” reports WBNS-TV.
The state will use resources from the following agencies: Ohio Emergency Management Agency, Franklin County Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Department of Defense and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to perform a drill at military Camp Atterbury and also at Camp Muscatatuck in southern Indiana.
Surely assembling state and government agencies to perform drills isn’t exactly budget friendly. When weighed with the probability of these “attacks” actually occurring, funds could seemingly be put to better use.
Last week 600 National Guard troops and airmen conducted a drill simulating a massive chemical train derailment in Westchester County, N.Y. Troops carrying out the drill wore hazardous material suits and searched for “victims” of a mock spill that would’ve threatened communities, reported WCBS.
Reuters released a report last spring describing the “first simulated test of a terrorist attack on a nuclear power plant” in Pa. as a success. Although the test was performed at Three Mile Island, the site of the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history, officials said the location had no significance. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has mandated 65 nuclear power plants to practice terrorist attack drills every two years, testing their preparedness. The test involved 1,200 participants in 76 municipalities including 15 school districts.
In April the NYPD orchestrated a $3.4 million drill meant to bolster the department’s response to a biological warfare attack in the city’s subway system. Police released what they called “harmless” gas into 21 of the city’s 34 subway lines over a three day period in an attempt to monitor the colorless gas tracing it as it dispersed, reported RT.
Experts argue the gas used wasn’t so harmless. In fact, the NYPD themselves admitted in their drill notice that the health affects of per-fluorocarbons are widely unknown. Infowars disclosed the dangers in a report linking gas exposure to the early onset of menopause and revealed that animals exposed to the gas suffered from altered liver and thyroid function, increased tumor risks and failed reproductive organs.
The N.Y. gas drill originated after investigators allegedly “foiled an Al-Qaeda terrorist plot” to bomb the New York subways on the eighth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, reported Fox News.
Attorney General Eric Holder called it “one of the most serious threats” to the US since 2001.
Of course Holder’s statement came prior to the latest “global terror alert” that originated in early August and is set to span the entire month, leaving several US embassies closed and instilling fear into traveling Americans worldwide.
An Infowars report illustrated the State Department’s attempt to justify and even deflect the spotlight aimed at the NSA following whistle blower Edward Snowden’s release of secret documents that confirmed the agencies’ spy tactics are directly targeting innocent Americans.
Infowars reporter Paul Joseph Watson argues that the global issued terror alert is a ploy to “damped opposition to drone strikes” that have now spread into Yemen killing a total of 37 since late July.
The “global terror alert” followed national exposure of the CIA running an arms smuggling operation during last year’s Benghazi attack that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead, further highlighting the depths of corruption operating within the CIA.
According to Paul Joseph Watson’s report, 50 civilians are killed for each terrorist that’s taken out by a drone strike, meaning 95% of deaths resulting from drone strikes are innocent men, women and children.
Even more recently, Austin, Texas and Pasadena, Calif. managed to become targets for a potential backpack bomb following the conclusion of the Ramadan period. A DHS document leaked to Infowars late last week claimed “unspecified terrorists or a terrorist group will emulate the Boston bombing by using backpack explosives. The target is said to be 6th Street in Austin, a popular tourist attraction that is crowded on weekends.”
Despite the low probability of being killed in a terrorist attack, state and local governments continue to beef up their response teams, expending millions in the process. They ignore the fact that you’re one thousand times more likely to die in a car accident, which Obama admitted himself on a recent Jay Leno appearance.
These simulated terrorist attack drills serve no purpose but to restrain the public to a constant state of fear conditioning them to habitual military control and presence. Meanwhile the world’s most powerful terrorist, the US government, conducts business as usual compromising the safety of Americans through a slew of foreign policies that includes the slaughter of innocent men, women and children.
With the continuous growth of government, particularly in the branches that exert authoritative control, terror drills are most likely here to stay. They provide the military an excuse to maintain their ominous presence offering the government a smokescreen to camouflage their staged terror attacks.