Jurriaan Maessen
May 1, 2009

From the people who brought us key Pentagon documents on Strategic Information Warfare (SIW) and advisories on igniting wars with China and other ‘super regions’, now comes a document published in late March of 2009 named the ‘Initial Evaluation of the Cities Readiness Initiative’. Published just a month before the recent swine flu outbreak in Mexico, the document arrives just in time to deal with the response and readiness of cities in case of a bio-terrorist attack or, as now applies, a naturally occurring disease outbreak.

RAND produced the "Initial Evaluation of the Cities Readiness Initiative."

In the study that the RAND-corporation did at the request of the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) on the existing Cities Readiness Initiative, the infamous globalist think- tank provided a favourable review of the existing program but added a few improvements of its own. Besides several mentions of emergency response in regards to disease outbreaks- amongst which a disturbing mention of mass vaccination plans- the main thread of the piece points to an increased central planning of actions as opposed to a decentralised response coordination. The tone is set at the very start of the ‘technical report’, where the authors explain:

‘Over the past decade, concern about the threat of bio-terrorism, pandemics, and other large-scale natural disasters has spurred large federal investments in state and local response capabilities.’

‘Since 2004’, the report continues, ‘CRI (Cities Readiness Initiative) has expended some $300 million to improve the ability of the nation’s largest metropolitan regions to provide life-saving medications in the event of a large-scale bio-terrorist attack or naturally occurring disease outbreak. Administered by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS), CRI seeks to help awardees respond to a large-scale anthrax attack or other large-scale public health emergency by providing antibiotics and other life-saving medical supplies to 100 percent of a planning jurisdiction’s population within a 48-hour time frame. The program currently includes 72 metropolitan regions and covers an estimated 57 percent of the of the U.S. population.’

Related to the extend of the CDC’s jurisdiction in times of such an emergency is the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS), that acts as a medical reserve in case local and state medical resources become exhausted. Lisa Schnirring, a staff writer for the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy, sums up the most prominent findings by RAND’s researchers:

‘The program’s focus on a single scenario- an aerosol anthrax attack- along with specific targets has helped recipients prioritize their resources and reach out to vital partners, the authors reported. However, they found that areas with decentralized public health systems had a harder time forging relationships with other first responders, often because of the sheer number of jurisdictions.’

RAND therefore advises more central planning in regards to emergency response. Bio- terror attacks and disease outbreak are mentioned in the same breath so as to bring out a common and federal response for both later on. In a so-called ‘working paper’ issued by the RAND corporation prepared for the U.S. Department of Health in 2007, several drills are being proposed where different departments (CDC/DSNS and others) can practise and streamline their efforts. Under the headline ‘Embedding Drills in Routine and Small- Scale Events Might Increase Relevance’, the report mentions some earlier situations in which real events were combined with emergency response drills: (page 11):

‘Several jurisdictions are already using non-routine practises or small-scale emergencies to test large-scale response capabilities. For example, several jurisdictions used the influenza vaccine shortfall of 2004 as an opportunity to test the public health department’s incident command structure during an effort to mass vaccinate a large number of individuals in a single day (Seid. et al., 2006). Other jurisdictions have used annual flu clinics to test mass dispensing procedures for the SNS-program, which alleviates some of the costs associated with recruiting volunteers to act as test patients.’

In the same RAND- working paper, the authors conclude that an adequate mass counter- measure response is far from perfected and that further drills may be necessary in order to improve on the details (page 49):

‘While there is strong evidence that CRI (Cities Readiness Initiative) has improved planning for mass countermeasure dispensing, we were unable to assess jurisdictions’ ability to implement their mass dispensing plans in emergency conditions. Given the rarity of large-scale public health emergencies, demonstrations of these operational capabilities must come largely through exercises.’


The RAND people advise more frequently held exercises by lack of real emergencies, to test the ability for mass dispensing plans (read: mass vaccination efforts). As we learned under the report’s ‘Embedding Drills in Routine and Small-Scale Events Might Increase Relevance’, real events can be used to test and further improve their effectiveness.

Although a large-scale exercise might be difficult to achieve in the western world, such exercises are far easier to do in developing countries- where there is more open and widespread corruption and less constitutional boundaries holding you back. In March of 2007 the Rockefeller Foundation provided financial support through their ‘Disease Surveillance Networks Initiative’ to the RAND corporation ‘to conduct pandemic simulation exercises, both at a country-level as well as across the region.’, reports the Rockefeller Foundation’s website. On March 14 2007 the Foundation released a document called ‘Southeast Asian Nations Conduct Joint Exercise in Cambodia to Improve Flu Pandemic Response’. In this document, the infrastructure of the operation is explained:

‘Using techniques similar to those in modern war-gaming, the tabletop exercise was designed to foster cooperation among countries in the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Network (MBDS), the region seen as the most likely source of a potentially devastating flu pandemic such as avian flu. The exercise also helped identify gaps and weaknesses in systems for detecting, monitoring, tracking and containing the deadly disease. Senior Officials from the governments of Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand- including officials from the ministries of health, foreign affairs, agriculture, tourism and security as well as representatives from the UN, UNICEF, UNSIC, UNOCHA and a regional institute– participated today and yesterday in the exercise, which they designed and ran in collaboration with health specialists from the RAND corporation. The event was sponsored by the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Global Health and Security Initiative, with additional funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Rockefeller Foundation. The exercise is a component of the MBDS, which was developed with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.’

As we have learned from the tragic events of 911, real threats and emergency response drills are not mutually exclusive as one cloaks the other. More often than not the edges are blurred, so it is impossible to say where the real event ends and the exercise begins and vice versa. This is the true curtain of fog behind which the globalists operate. As all of the different divisions are compartmentalised to focus on their small part within the great infrastructure, only the people at the very top have the entire map laid down in front of them on which they move the chess pieces around according to their designs. In light of the recent swine flu outbreak, we’re obviously experiencing a huge psyop drill to both assess the current status of centrally planned coordination of countermeasures (such as mass vaccinations) and acclimate the general public to such central coordinated actions in case of emergencies, whether real or feigned. But there is a third reason for such a psyop- and it fits in perfectly with the global agenda being pushed by the very same institutions that fostered the economic crisis, and are now crying for world government.

Almost six months after the mass exercise in Southeast Asia, the Foundation published another document called The Global Challenge of Health Systems. It is a summary of Pocantico II- a meeting held under auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation with high- ranking attendees including the Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro. In the preface of the publication, the Foundation’s managing director Ariel Pablos-Mendez explains that all attendees are in agreement when it comes to global response and coordination needed for future ’emergencies’:

‘The participants agreed that the (Rockefeller) Foundation should support efforts to rethink the overall global architecture of health institutions.’

Later on in the report (page 5), the authors elaborate on these ‘efforts’ and recent steps taken to ensure that all heads are pointed in the same direction:

‘Recently a number of initiatives have been launched to help strengthen health systems, including those by Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and a network of ministers of Foreign Affairs. The Rockefeller Foundation itself is supporting a joint initiative of the United Nations and the Council on Foreign Relations to rethink the architecture of international health institutions.’

To assist in this process of ‘rethinking’ this global architecture in regards to global pandemic outbreaks, the report mentions that:

‘…The group agreed there would continue to be the rising threat of global pandemics. While new diseases may be emerging at roughly the same rate as before, the trends of globalisation speed their spread and thus increase the threat of new pandemics. Globalisation trends make it essential for health systems to improve surveillance and develop appropriate rapid response approaches.’

Slowly the picture becomes more clear as yet another crisis is generated and more fear is being pumped into society’s bloodstream. As recent developments have showed, the global financial crisis is used as the perfect pretext for world government. A global pandemic outbreak does the same. A global threat gives the power behind the throne the tools it needs to come up with a global response, and another step towards world dictatorship has been taken.







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