Thursday, October 18, 2007

NWO FAKE TERROR WARGAME UPDATE: 'Dirty bomb' terror the real deal
  • - Oct 18 1:02 PM
    Topoff, the effort this week in Portland, marks the third time since 9/11 the feds have staged a major anti-terror drill.
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    Oregon Public Broadcasting - Oct 18 2:41 PM
    Homeland Security chief, Michael Chertoff, was in Portland Thursday, to oversee the massive terrorism-preparedness exercise that’s been running all week. Chertoff said the drill has been a success, but he can’t divulge what they’ve learned because of security concerns.
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    Salem Statesman Journal - Oct 16 3:25 AM
    PORTLAND -- Simulated radioactive "dirty bombs" will explode today in Portland, Phoenix, Ariz., and Guam to test the ability of federal and local agencies to deal with a real terrorist attack. Several Salem agencies will take part in the four-day drill.
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    KOMO Seattle - 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
    Bomb-sniffing dogs being used for a TOPOFF exercise detected the real thing, prompting police to cordon off a hotel, close nearby streets and shut down the MAX. It turned out the dogs had detected bomb residue on military vehicles.
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    KATU Portland - Oct 14 7:12 PM
    The drill is based around the scenario that the first of three coordinated attacks occurs in Guam with the detonation of a dirty bomb in a populous area near a power plant. Portland and Phoenix are the other two targets.
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    The World - Oct 18 7:25 AM
    PORTLAND - The Federal Emergency Manage-ment Agency has no plans to release all the details of a national terrorism exercise under way in Oregon this week or more details from the previous exercise two years ago, called “TOPOFF.”
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    Casper Star-Tribune - Oct 18 1:24 AM
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A bright flash lit up an old city bus followed by a loud explosion from a simulated "dirty bomb" to open what organizers say is the largest terrorism exercise in the nation.
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    KVEW Kennewick - Oct 16 5:54 PM
    KENNEWICK -- The U.S. government set up the disaster drill in Portland. Northwest law enforcement, hospitals, and relief workers gathered today for the terrorist attack exercise. The simulation involved a radioactive bomb exploding on the Steel Bridge.
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    KATU Portland - Oct 18 2:46 PM
    On Thursday, while touring a terror drill in Portland with Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff, Kulongoski again faced questions about the story. He said it was inappropriate for him to discuss the investigation.
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    The Columbian - Oct 16 9:36 AM
    Commuters heading south on Interstate 5 this morning should not be alarmed as they approach Portland International Raceway. The emergency situation they might see is only a drill.
Racing fans fire back at the Capitol Hill Nazis
The Modern Day Concentration Camps of the NWO are now a reality since the Homeland Security Committee considers those Rednecks/Undesirables/Leopards/Criminals/ attending NASCAR Races a health risks at gatherings.

Stock-car racing fans filled Lowe's Motor Speedway in North Carolina yesterday, erasing concerns that a political dispute in Washington had erupted into a full-scale health scare at NASCAR events.

Democratic House staffers, who were attending the Bank of America 500 race as part of a fact-finding mission of health and homeland security issues, took the unusual step of getting inoculated against several rare diseases and a sexually transmitted illness.

Republican staffers refused the shots, saying they are not necessary. The recommendation also angered some lawmakers, who thought it was insulting to suggest that race fans might be infectious.

However, the dispute raised questions among NASCAR fans about whether they needed to be immunized as well.

"No one has suggested that fans get any — or need any — shots at all," NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said. "This simply appears to be a dispute between staffers that has been blown out of proportion."

NASCAR commentators did not mention the dispute as the 500-mile race proceeded under the lights last night.

The House Office of the Attending Physician said domestic travel by congressional staffers does not require shots for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria and influenza.

NASCAR driver Jimmy Spencer told The Washington Times that fans are upset that stock-car races were singled out and that other such events as football games or musical concerts were not originally included in the study by the House Homeland Security Committee about health risks at heavily attended gatherings.
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Officials wreak fake havoc in terror drill

A "dirty bomb" exploded over Tempe Tuesday, remotely detonated by federal authorities working a command center inside Chandler's historic Crowne Plaza San Marcos Hotel.

The explosion didn't really happen, except as one of several scenarios created by federal officials hunkered down in the Chandler hotel, headquarters this week for federal, state and local authorities participating in the nation's largest terrorism drill.

TOPOFF 4 involves thousands of participants in Arizona, Oregon and Guam practicing responses to various emergencies. At the center of it all is the hotel ballroom, lined with flat-panel TVs, players at command center type tables with laptop computers and phones. Their job: create fake scenarios that other agencies then must react to in order to test their level of preparation.

"Phoenix has not really dealt with anything catastrophic and it helps prepare the community for such events like the Super Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl," said Michael J. Widomski, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is the coordinating agency for the exercise, which involves 22,000 participants in Guam, Oregon and Arizona from all levels of government, nationally and internationally, as well as the private sector in a full-scale simulated response to radiological dispersal device, or "dirty bomb."

So far in Day 1 of the drill a variety of scenarios were played out: a Cesium-137 dirty bomb explodes at a power plant in Guam, testing the response of the U.S. territory. The large-scale attack then continued, moving to Portland Tuesday at 9:06 a.m., where another bomb explodes on a bridge.

Then reports of another explosion outside the Pima County Adult Detention Center, but authorities learned it was a crew that hit a gas line. Next, a 12-vehicle collision slows traffic between Phoenix and Tucson. Then at 10:30 a.m. a person is stopped at Sky Harbor airport with a suspicious backpack.

Finally, at 11 a.m., a dirty bomb explodes at Loops 101 and 202 in Tempe. Winds carry the contamination southeast over Tempe and Chandler - and authorities must react.

Inside the hotel ballroom in Chandler, crawling with about 150 federal and local officials, large flat-panel TVs broadcast a fake news network reporting the "news" as it unfolded - with the help of retired TV anchor Forrest Sawyer.

Throughout the week officials will test how they will handle large-scale evacuations and deal with variables that may have been problematic in past disasters, Widomski said.

In the case of a bomb spreading radiation, "What do we tell people here who want to get the hell out of here and go to California or Mexico?" said Michael Murphy, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Murphy said the exercise would help plan for how to move the general public to safety and will help officials coordinate for both terror and natural disasters, but officials couldn't explain all the details of how that would work Tuesday.

"The difference between natural disasters and manmade disasters is that terrorists can be a lot more calculating," Widomski said.

Also, "envision events possibly putting someone (authorities in charge) over the top," he said.

No traffic or businesses in Chandler were affected Tuesday, and walking near the hotel it was difficult to realize an exercise was occurring inside. But inside federal officials were occupying three-fourths of the hotel's rooms, said Darlene Heavlin, a co-owner of the San Marcos.

She added that officials working the drill would stay awake for the next 72 hours.

"It's definitely not the norm," she said. "For most conventions they go to bed at night."

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