Sunday, August 17, 2014
Emergency Responders Play Terrorist Attack Games At Greenwood Mall
Practice makes perfect. The FBI hosted a terrorist training drill at Greenwood Mall, replete with crisis actors. Police, fire, SWAT, FBI and even private security agencies took part in this terrorist drill. “There’s going to be hostages taken and injuries occurring,” FBI Special Agent W. Jay Abbott said. “It’ll be as real as it can possibly be,” IMPD Chief Rick Hite said.
We always have to remain vigilant when these exercises are taking place. They have a way of going lives sometimes. On September 11, 2001, the North American Aerospace Defense Command ("NORAD") was in the middle of a terrorist training drill that included the simulated hijacking of commercial jet airplanes, along with a bioterror attack. By coincidence, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes at the exact same time, crashing two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and one into the ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Within a week of 9/11, letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to the offices of two Democratic U.S. Senators and members of the media. The anthrax spores used in the attack came from a U.S. military bioterrorism facility, and nobody was ever prosecuted for mailing them and causing the deaths of five persons and causing serious infections for 17 others.
On April 15, 2013, law enforcement agencies and emergency responders were practicing a bomb drill near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when we're told two Chechen immigrants brought to this country by their uncle, who was a former son-in-law of a CIA operative who masterminded the Iran-Contra Affair, planted two bombs that supposedly killed three and injured 264.
What's happening tonight and every previous night the past 8 days in Ferguson, Missouri is not a drill we're told. It's for real. Police finally have an excuse for using all of that surplus military equipment left over from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.