Thanks to Lordx101 for recommending the Illuminati Matrix and works of Bryan Kemila. The above video is a good introduction to his work which combines religion, symbolism, numerology, mythology, science, geometry, and many other disciplines in an attempt to describe how the entire 3D material universe is basically illusory light generated by "luciferian" thought forms. The information in the video and website is very right-brained and discordant. It is not presented in a logical, methodical manner, but instead in a stream of consciousness connect-the-dots type manner, which I'll admit is quite difficult to follow. However, I enjoyed the video and the website presents a unique viewpoint well-worth checking out. Bryan Kemila's artwork is pretty cool as well (example below).
“Official history has been changed to hide the fact that the world has been controlled by the same interbreeding tribe for thousands of years. This is never more so than with the major religions. They all have inner and outer levels of knowledge. The inner level carries the secrets going back to the ancient Mystery schools of places like
There are actually in total 15 pre-Christian Gods who had traits and stories exactly like Jesus Christ. For example, In 900 BC
“Christianity resembled certain elements of Roman belief, particularly the worship of Mithra, or Mithraism. As ‘Protector of the Empire,’ Mithra was closely tied to the sun gods, Helios and Apollo. Mithra's birthday on December 25, close to the winter solstice, became Jesus's birthday. Shepherds were to have witnessed Mithra's birth and were to have partaken in a last supper with Mithra before he returned to heaven. Mithra's ascension, correlating to the sun's return to prominence around the spring equinox, became the Christian holiday of Easter. Christians took over a cave-temple dedicated to Mithra in
“Everything Christians believe about Jesus, the Romans and Persians believed about Mithra. Sunday was the sacred day for Mithraists because he was a Sun God and they called this The Lord’s Day … The writer, H. G. Wells, pointed out that many of the phrases used by Paul for Jesus were the same as those used by the followers of Mithra. The Liturgy of Mithra is the Liturgy of Jesus. When Paul says: ‘They drank from the spiritual rock and that rock was Christ’ (I Corinthians 10:4), he was using exactly the same words found in the scriptures of Mithra. Only the names were changed. In the Gospels, Peter became the Christian ‘rock’ on whom the new church would be built. The Vatican Hill in
All the following pre-Christian deities shared the myth of a virgin birth on December 25th, crucifixion and resurrection: Chrishna of Hindostand, Budha Sakia of India, Salivahana of Bermuda, Zulis and Osiris of Egypt, Odin of the Scandinavians, Crite of Chaldea, Zoroaster and Mithra of Persia, Baal and Taut of Phoenecia, Indra of Tibet, Bali of Afghanistan, Jao of Nepal, Wittoba of the Bilingonese, Thammuz of Syria, Atys of Phrygia, Xamolxis of Thrace, Zoar of the Bonzes, Adad of Assyria, Deva Tat and Sammonocadam of Siam, Alcides of Thebes, Mikado of the Sintoos, Beddru of Japan, Hesus, Eros, and Bremrillah of the Druids, Thor of the Gauls, Cadmus of Greece, Hill and Feta of the Mandaites, Gentaut and Quexalcote of Mexico, Universal Monarch of the Sibyls, Ischy of the island of Formosa, Divine Teacher of Plato, Holy One of Xaca, Fohi and Tien of China, Adonis of Greece, Prometheus of Caucasus, and Ixion and Quirinus of Rome. (For more info read: “The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors – Christianity Before Christ” by Kersey Graves)
“Were you aware that there were fifteen major religions that had the same identical teachings of Christianity? Most people aren't. And I'm very suspect of a sixteenth religion which is copied off of fifteen previous religions, and I am told that this one is the truth.” -Jordan Maxwell, “Matrix of Power”
“OK, a little quiz. Who am I talking about? He was born to a virgin by immaculate conception through the intervention of a holy spirit. This fulfilled an ancient prophecy. When he was born the ruling tyrant wanted to kill him. His parents had to flee to safety. All male children under the age of two were slain by the ruler as he sought to kill the child. Angels and shepherds were at his birth and he was given gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. He was worshipped as the savior of men and led a moral and humble life. He performed miracles which included healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, casting out devils and raising the dead. He was put to death on the cross between two thieves. He descended to hell and rose from the dead to ascend back to heaven. Sounds exactly like Jesus doesn’t it? But it’s not. That is how they described the Eastern savior god known as Virishna 1,200 years before Jesus is claimed to have been born.” -David Icke, “The Biggest Secret” (89)
If you haven't already, be sure to watch this excellent documentary which covers this subject in detail: Zeitgeist - The Movie
In the Bible there were 12 tribes of Israel, 12 brothers of Joseph, 12 judges of Israel, 12 great patriarchs, 12 old testament prophets, 12 kings of Israel, 12 princes of Israel, and Jesus’ 12 disciples. As shown in my book, The Atlantean Conspiracy, these Biblical 12's cryptically (to the initiated) refer not to 12 literal people, but to 12 potentialities of consciousness - the 12 signs of the zodiac. From this we also have the 12 months of the year, the 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. 12 days of Christmas, 12 grades in school, 12 step-programs, 12 jurors, 12 notes before the octave, 12 eggs in a dozen, 12 inches in a foot, Masonic Majestic-12, and 12 years of childhood before the “teens” and the Jewish Barmitsfa at 13.
“A common theme in all mystery school traditions is of 12 disciples, knights or followers surrounding a deity. The number 12 is a code, among other things, for the 12 months of the year and the houses of the zodiac through which symbolically travels the Sun, the ‘god’, symbolized as 13. This is the ‘sacred 12 and one’ as some people describe it and it is one major reason why the numbers 12 and 13 keep recurring. Thus you have the 12 tribes of
“In Kritias, Plato wrote that the numbers 5 and 6 were sacred in Atlantis, where they were encoded in architecture, art, and ceremonial life ‘to honor the odd and even days.’ The Atlanteans’ choice of these numerals reflects their holistic religion, the ‘Navel of the World,’ whose adherents strove for spiritual synthesis and balance. The number 5 represents the male principle of conscious outward action, while 6 stands for female intuitive receptivity.” -Frank Joseph, “The Atlantis Encyclopedia” (206)
The Atlantis significance will become more important later on, but for now suffice to say 5 represents the male principle of outward action. Ancient cultures all over the world shared the belief that the Sun represented the male principle while the Moon represented the female. So a “soldier,” or Sun warrior, wearing 5, 5-pointed golden stars most certainly resonates strongly the male principle/energy.
Modern occultists believe 5 to be the Number of Death. The greatest intensification of any number is its triplicate, making 555 literally "Highest Death.” Could this be why the highest military rank (5-star generals) wear 5, 5-pointed stars on their uniform? Could this be why the US Pentagon building is 5 concentric, 5-sided pentagons, with an inner-court of exactly 5 acres? The co-designer of the Pentagon, Jack Whiteside Parsons, was indeed an occultist and high priest in the OTO secret society.
“Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, founder of
During World War II, the US Department of War began construction of the Pentagon and changed its name to the Department of Defense. Since then, the
Both the notorious Illuminists John D. Rockefeller and Amschel Bauer Rothschild had 5 sons
“In ancient and modern occultism the “E” is very important because it represents the fifth essence or the quintessence … It represents a spiritual power of transcendence - The number 5. So you will always find something in a corporate logo that will tweak the “E” for a reason. It will always be highlighted in some way, or separated in some way, or dropped in some way.” -Michael Tsarion, “The Subversive Use of Sacred Symbolism in the Media” Lecture at Conspiracy Con 2003
Take note of Es in corporate logos, since E is the 5th letter of the alphabet it is very often highlighted or drawn differently than the other letters. Intel drops the E, Acer makes the E super-thin, Crest and Lee place a sunburst behind the E. E-Force has the Illuminati pyramid and Microsoft Internet Explorer uses the “e” icon with Saturn’s ring around it. Take special note of logos like E-Bay, E-Trade, ESPN, Dell, Esprit, Express, EB, EA Sports/Games, A&E, FedEx,
By Gordon Duff* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz
Rumors of an upcoming terror attack to be blamed on Iran are moving around the world, "backchannel chatter." The primary suspect is Israel who is said to have a number of small "suitcase" type nuclear weapons, some primarily "dirty bombs," possibly supplied secretly by a previous US administration. These devices are in the "40 ton" range, highly radioactive, extremely small and can be engineered to leave the signature of a primitive device. They were originally engineered for use against Soviet armor and troop concentrations in Europe if a massed attack on NATO were to occur. Current conventional systems have made this type of weapon obsolete.
We have been told that federal authorities have interviewed, on video, a prominent individual with specific knowledge of the possession of this type of weapon.
This won't be in the news. All that "every day folks" will see is a story here or one there that don't make sense. Why would "ultra-Liberal" Senator Chuck Schumer, nightmare "anti-gun" nut, extreme lefty and staunch New York democrat turn on the president? In fact, why are extreme liberals and conservatives all attacking President Obama and, less visibly, our military leaders, all at the same time? Who is orchestrating this oddest turn of political events in recent history? Why would the Pentagon ban Reverend Billy Graham's son from a prayer breakfast as an "Islamophobe? "
Dad, the famous Reverend Billy Graham, primary spiritual advisor to every American president since Harry Truman held different views.
Rev. Billy Graham openly voiced a belief that Jews control the American media, calling it a "stranglehold" during a 1972 conversation with President Richard Nixon, according to a tape of the Oval Office meeting released Thursday by the National Archives.
"This stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain," the nation's best-known preacher declared as he agreed with a stream of bigoted Nixon comments about Jews and their perceived influence in American life.
"You believe that?" Nixon says after the "stranglehold" comment.
"Yes, sir," Graham says.
"Oh, boy," replies Nixon. "So do I. I can't ever say that but I believe it."
"No, but if you get elected a second time, then we might be able to do something," Graham replies.
Consider this report as a form of "innocualtion, " meant to prevent an unseemly accident.
EVER WONDER WHY OVER 80% OF AMERICAN'S DON'T TRUST CONGRESS?
Israel has never been in more trouble today, not from any imaginary Arab armies or a "holocaust" from Iran, a country with only minor defensive weaponry, a 4th rate military power, for those who really pay attention to these things. Israel has gotten in trouble because of "chickens coming home to roost." Americans and Europeans have been conditioned by the press, yes, Israel controls the press in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere, to ignore ethnic cleansing and war crimes in Palestine. Years of news and "infotainment" along with movies and TV series, always depicting Palestinians as crazed murders has done its job, covered mass murder in ways that Josef Goebbels could never do for Hitler.
Things started to go wrong for Israel when top military leaders became increasingly suspicious of 9/11. None will openly admit to it, but as years have gone on, and Iraq and Afghanistan could no longer be called real security issues for the US, an unspoken movement toward lending a suspicious eye to Israeli involvement in 9/11 has festered. Israel's hand in propagandizing our news has become too obvious for trained observers to miss, with the direction not "pro-Israel" but looking more like a country covering for crimes.
This is the potential list:
* Possible complicity in some part of 9/11 with or without help from groups in the US and one other Middle Eastern nation known to secretly finance Israeli operations but pretending to be a "blood enemy" of the Jews
* Israeli complicity in massive financial crimes in the US, including engineering of the sub-prime mortgage collapse as an operation meant to destabilize the United States. That current financial reforms meant to prevent a repeat of this, pushed by President Obama (and military leaders) is opposed by groups financed by the Israeli lobby is a "smoking gun."
* Terrorist attacks in Iraq, Russia, Iran and Pakistan carry clear signs of involvement of one or more intelligence agencies being involved, among them Israel.
* Israeli political machinations backed by a massive propaganda and disinformation campaign attempting to justify an unprovoked attack on Iran, disinformation including "holocaust" rhetoric and clearly falsified intelligence on Iran's non-existent nuclear program are an almost perfect repeat of the same operation that pushed the Bush administration to mistakenly attack Iraq.
* Nuclear threats made by "extremists" in Israel against Western Europe went unheeded and the desired outcry of support for an attack on Iran never materialized. Israel would never have allowed prominent sources in its defense establishment to voice "crazy threats" to "nuke Rome" unless some purpose were served.
* Highly orchestrated attacks on the Obama administration, now finally working in close association with top military leaders, is meant to destablilize the US. Moving threats against the US, the engineering of a new market collapse by Goldman Sachs, an ineffective attack by Israel on Iran, cutting off all oil to the west or attempts by Israeli controlled media giants to forment civil unrest in the US are all "on the table" and being pushed forward.
The deteriorating situation in Iraq and Afghanistan have tied down so many resources that our defense capabilities, the contingency response that our defense planners have spent years creating and over a trillion dollars financing is a shambles. We are trucking supplies hundreds of miles through enemy territory to resupply in Afghanistan, that and flying everything thousands of miles across Russia followed by more trucking, hundreds of miles across enemy territory again. In the process, we are paying hundreds of millions of dollars a year to our own enemies, simply to keep ourselves in Twinkies and Ho Hos. America is saddled with an incompetent and corrupt ally who has hopelessly embroiled us in his endless and ineffective plots, all with a massive subtext of drug dealing, selling weapons to the enemy and double dealing with foreign intelligence services. How we got here is no secret and military leaders are unhappy. America got herself led into these disasters for the good of, not Israeli security but a series of intrigues, more like a chess match, playing country against country, while raking in cash selling weapons to everyone, including the US and India, but, less overtly, to Iran and the Taliban as well. These are some of the worst kept secrets in the world. Even President Obama knows, heaven forbid.
National Level Excersize NLE 10
With massive control of news organization, half our top retired military leaders taking regularly paid "junkets" to Israel and 363 members of congress indicating an "unbreakable bond" with Israel, no matter what they are caught doing, and they have been caught so many times, starting with the 1956 Suez/Sinai invasion, the 1967 USS Liberty attack, which helped Israel sell the idea that they were attacked when quite the opposite is true, the belief is that that a new "false flag" attack can be covered easily. Who could blame Israel, poor beleaguered country, the only "democracy" in the Middle East surrounded by vicious and dirty Arabs trying to sneak in and cut throats of small children in school? We have already seen the stories about Iran's planned "holocaust' and how they are going to invade Israel, a technical impossibility" and set up gas chambers, start making soap and lamp shades out of Jews. If anything warns America that an attack is coming, hearing both "holocaust" and seeing Charles Schumer attacking a democratic president should be warning enough. The rumors are that the weapons are in place in Europe and the US. "The usual suspects," Arabs, Persians, Pakistanis, some kind of Islamic terrorist group has either been recruited, invented or is being thawed out. News stories are in place and with 9/11, film crews are ready to be onsite. Witnesses will be briefed, all to say, "yes it was an Arab dirty bomb, we saw them, Middle Eastern looking, they must have bought it from North Korea." That kind of story would hit the news within seconds from "stunned survivors" who will suddenly disappear, returning quickly to "you know where." Glenn Beck will cry. LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES HAVE ALWAYS GOTTEN MARCHING ORDERS FROM TEL AVIV Americans have the rare privilege of seeing the GOP, NRA, Fox News and the Tea Baggers aligned with 250 or is it 300 or 400, we aren't sure, members of congress that have signed a letter promising to support Israel, in this case, against the interests of the United States. The names of those involved is difficult to find. A search of 100 stories on this subject has failed to give a list. Blog after blog is requesting the list of those who signed the letter but even Israeli papers don't print it. Sites claiming to list the members signing now show "FORBIDDEN" or "NO LONGER AVAILABLE." What we do know is that congresses most liberal members, those most outspoken for gun control and all of those listed by the Tea Bag movements and GOP as the most liberal and "unpatriotic" of our politicians are now lined up with the supporters of Goldman Sachs and all, the most conservative and most liberal, are signed up against the President and the Pentagon, aligned with Israel. For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, the entire "liberal" and "conservative" political hoopla of the last few years is turning out to be a subterfuge to keep Americans from uniting together to regain control of their own country, a control that, for awhile, ran our military, our intelligence services and even the oval office. Now it runs only Congress, no party, just those addicted to AIPAC/Israeli funding more than allegiance to the United States of America. What they may earn us through this "moral flexibility" and indifference to allegiance to their own country is another major terrorist attack. These same members of congress will receive the call, be told how to vote, what to say and exactly what they get in return, same as with Iraq. Ah, the foibles of living in a democracy for sale to the highest bidderRelated Posts with Thumbnails
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? Oil and Gas Pipelines
? Other Financial Institutions
? Oil Tank Farms
? Gas Stations
? Oil Companies (UNOCAL Oil and other companies Bush owns or has stocks in)
? Car Companies (Ford, General Motors, Chrysler)
? Oil tankers
? California farms feeding much of the nation
? Important bridges
? L.A. Harbor
? Post Offices
? Power grids (a Pinch or EMP bomb)
? Power Lines
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Why is FEMA trying to cover up NLE 10 Nuclear Detonation Exercises in Denver and Vegas
On April 13, 2010, Public Intelligence received a message from Danny Rains who is an investigator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Office of Security requesting the removal of a document entitled “National Level Exercise 2010 (NLE 10) Exercise Overview”. The ten page document, which is described in FEMA’s request as “very sensitive”, consists of approximately 20 PowerPoint slides including the title page and was published nearly seven months ago on August 8, 2009. The document is labeled “For Official Use Only” and is marked as a draft copy. The contents of the brief are basically a calender of potential dates for the exercise and very brief descriptions of some preliminary plans for the exercise. The document has already been seen by a large number of people and has been discussed on a variety of websites and forums, which include mirrors in some cases. The document was originally discovered by us on the website of the local government in Mesquite, Nevada at the following link:
The document was removed at some point over the past month.
The question is why would FEMA specifically want this document removed? We have published a large number of documents from FEMA and DHS at the “For Official Use Only” level and have never before received a notice from them. However, the National Level Exercise planned for this year has been a subject of much controversy recently. In an article from late March titled “‘Terrorist attack’ on Las Vegas canceled: Politics over preparedness?”, Christian Science Monitor reporter Patrik Jonsson writes:
One thing is definite about this year’s federal play-acting exercise to assess national emergency preparedness: A faux radioactive nuke, or “dirty bomb,” will not be blowing up the Las Vegas Strip in May.
Reminiscent of Stephen King’s “The Stand” featuring a similar cataclysmic showdown in Vegas, the preparedness exercise proved too much for many Nevadans, already battered by a poor economy and worried about a PR nightmare.
Sen. Harry Reid (D) of Nevada, in the midst of battling for the White House’s healthcare reforms, wrote late last year that to “simulate a nuclear detonation in the heart of the city would unacceptably harm the Southern Nevadan economy.”
against that practical and political backdrop, the Obama administration scratched Vegas as the National Level Exercise host city late last year. That leaves the NLE 2010, which involves 10,000 responders, still on the calendar but without a practice field: DHS has yet to publicly announce the city – or even the scenario – it plans to use in mid-May. (It usually takes upward of a year to plan an NLE exercise.)
“NLE 2010 is currently in the final stages of planning for this spring,” writes FEMA spokesman Brad Carroll in an e-mail. “We will continue to reach out to key stakeholders, including state and local officials, to receive their input as we prepare for and continue to develop this important event.”
'Terrorist attack' on Las Vegas canceled:Politics over preparedness?
More recently, President Obama had rankled Nevadans when he suggested that gambling on the Vegas Strip wasn’t the wisest move “when you’re trying to save for college." When Senator Reid complained about the comment, Mr. Obama was quick to apologize.
Will there be an exercise somewhere else?
Against that practical and political backdrop, the Obama administration scratched Vegas as the National Level Exercise host city late last year. That leaves the NLE 2010, which involves 10,000 responders, still on the calendar but without a practice field: DHS has yet to publicly announce the city – or even the scenario – it plans to use in mid-May. (It usually takes upward of a year to plan an NLE exercise.)
“NLE 2010 is currently in the final stages of planning for this spring," writes FEMA spokesman Brad Carroll in an e-mail. "We will continue to reach out to key stakeholders, including state and local officials, to receive their input as we prepare for and continue to develop this important event.”
The possibility that politics may have affected a national preparedness event rankles some Republicans on Capitol Hill, especially after Obama in July halted a Bush-era "scenario planning" program to review its effectiveness.
Canceling the Vegas exercise "just plays into the narrative ... that the public cannot handle any discussion of serious potential terror threats," writes John Solomon, a blogger who says he's writing a book about emergency preparedness. "As a result, it prevents our leaders from having an open dialogue which might actually improve our ability to respond."
But the president's supporters, including those deep inside the nation's emergency preparedness ranks, say the Obama White House may be shifting away from large-scale "open book" tests, practiced during President Bush's tenure, and toward "no-notice," or secretly planned, tests that thrust emergency managers into unexpected, sink-or-swim scenarios.
Surprise exercises may be a better test
"The administration is reasonably asking questions about how the NLE program is constructed, what are the outcomes, how are the lessons learned used, which is all fair game," says Craig Vanderwagen, who served as assistant secretary for preparedness and response in the Department of Health and Human Services until his retirement last fall. "There is a school of thought that says, 'Let's do some no-notice testing and see what we've got.' And if you judge by the intensity by which the president and the White House have directed reviews on a lot of these activities, [no-notice] tests are within the realm of possibility."
That would represent a major shift for a national emergency preparedness plan that spans local, county, state, regional, and federal agencies. Cooperation under that plan is often marred by inadequate funding at various levels of government, as well as issues that limit the ability of Washington to fully control response scenarios.
Changing the NLE would test Obama's ability to maneuver a maze of congressional oversight that has often failed to close basic gaps in national preparedness, including first responders' ability to use a common radio system to communicate with one another.
Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on NLE 2010.
"The tendency right now is to be more focused on biological events [such as a pandemic] as opposed to manmade disasters, but we can't ignore the fact that there are still bad guys with evil intent doing bad things that could involve radiation and nuclear," says Mr. Vanderwagen. "The impact on our society of such an event would be huge – the idea of not being able to use New York City for a generation if we had that kind of exposure."
The terrorist organization is deploying operatives to the United States to carry out new attacks from inside the country, CIA Director Leon Panetta told Congress
Authorities Say Qatari Diplomat Told Air Marshals, 'I'm Lighting My Shoes'
Al Qaeda's core leadership refuses to give up its nuclear ambitions and still craves to ignite a rising mushroom cloud over an American city, a retired CIA officer argues in a report released by Harvard today.
In the 32-page report, "Al Qaeda Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat: Hype or Reality?," Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, argues Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri have not lost their desire to top the 9-11 attacks with an even more spectacular attack involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD), preferably nuclear weapons.
"To date...al Qaeda is the only [terrorist] group known to be pursuing a long-term, persistent and systematic approach to developing weapons to be used in mass casualty attacks," he writes.
The majority of the report chronicles al Qaeda's attempts to acquire chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear WMD from its birth in 1988 until 2003.
But Mowatt-Larssen's argument doesn't only hinge on what al Qaeda core leadership has done, but what it has not done.
"The pursuit of crude toxins and poisons appears to have been of little interest to the al Qaeda leadership, even though the production of such weapons is easier and thus might seem more attractive for potential use in attacks," he writes.
According to Mowatt-Larssen, al-Zawahiri in March 2003 canceled an affiliated terrorist cell's attack on the New York City subway system using cyanide gas for "something better."
Mowatt-Larssen does however concede that the absence of an al Qaeda WMD attack since 9-11 does legitimately arouse skepticism considering the run up to war with Iraq.
"It is difficult to debunk this allegation," he writes, "given the US government's lack of credibility in the case of Iraqi WMD."
Mowatt-Larssen believes there are good, possibly overlapping reasons why al Qaeda's intentions have not become capabilities. First, the "sustained and ferocious counterterrorist response" to the 9-11 attacks by the U.S. and allied forces have destroyed much of the organization and disrupted its most apocalyptic ambitions. If that is the case, then he argues al Qaeda must perpetually be denied a safe haven to rebuild its capabilities.
Second, there's the possibility al Qaeda will only settle for something bigger than 9-11. If so, then core al Qaeda is struggling to not only acquire or develop WMD capabilities but to plan and unleash such a spectacular attack "in an environment of heightened security and vigilance in the US."
The attacks of 9-11, however, provides historical ammunition to support his second hypothesis, Mowatt-Larssen argues. Al Qaeda did not resort to crude weaponry or devices to attack the United States that September morning, rather it devised "a highly complex and artfully choreographed plot" that turned 747s into missiles, he explains.
Before laying out core al Qaeda's 15-year quest for WMDs ending in 2003, Mowatt-Larssen tries to convince readers of the threat by alluding to the terrorist organization's past intentions and actions, including Bin Laden's 1998 declaration that it was a religious duty for Muslims to acquire WMDs for their defense.
"Presenting this chronology will hopefully allow the reader to develop a better feel for the threat posed by al Qaeda's interest in WMD at that time, and use it as a basis to help determine whether the WMD terrorism threat is real."
The possibility that politics may have affected a national preparedness event rankles some Republicans on Capitol Hill, especially after Obama in July halted a Bush-era “scenario planning” program to review its effectiveness.
Oh and by the way.... "JTF" stands for 'Joint Task Force' In U.S. terminology, now widely adopted, including Foriegn Troops.
A Washington Post article from April 2, 2010 states that the National Level Exercise is being scaled back, and that the “plan was to stage the nation’s first live exercise that simulates a nuclear bomb being detonated by terrorists in an American city, with 10,000 emergency responders, U.S. troops and officials playing out their roles in the heart of Las Vegas.” The exercise was to be based upon National Planning Scenario 1 which concerns “Nuclear Detonation”, the details of which can be read here. We have also published the National Level Exercise 2010 Training Manual.
The request from FEMA also cites the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Section 3, paragraph d, part 4 of Public Law 100-235 states that:
“(4) the term ’sensitive information’ means any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (the Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy;”
However, the Computer Security Act of 1987 applies to computer systems used by the federal government and its contractors. We are neither of these things.
The plan was to stage the nation's first live exercise that simulates a nuclear bomb being detonated by terrorists in an American city, with 10,000 emergency responders, U.S. troops and officials playing out their roles in the heart of Las Vegas.
But the Obama administration canceled the Nevada events set for next month after Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), backed by casino and business interests, said it would frighten away tourists and "unacceptably harm" the region's battered economy.
The federal government is also considering whether to scale back next year's National Level Exercise, the annual drill that for the past decade has been a cornerstone of the nation's efforts to prepare for a catastrophic terrorist attack or natural disaster. The 2011 exercise was envisioned by states as a five-day test in the Midwest for a 7.7-magnitude earthquake, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency might instead limit the event to three days and test for a milder earthquake, state and federal officials said.
The decisions are playing into a quiet debate about the future of the large-scale national exercises. Convinced that the drills are the best way to determine whether the nation is prepared for a disaster, some emergency planners and state officials say they fear that as the federal government cuts costs, it may dumb down the tests so participants will pass them more easily. Shying away from the toughest problems, they say, risks repeating the mistakes that were made after Hurricane Katrina, when an unprepared White House and Louisiana governor clashed over who was in charge, how to allocate resources and whether to send in the military.
White House officials and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano say they are trying to improve the national exercises, not undercut them. The drills have grown into unrealistic, costly and over-scripted productions, Napolitano has said, an "elaborate game" rather than opportunities for officials to work through problems.
Since 2005, FEMA has spent $218 million on national exercises, testing scenarios that include an outbreak of the pneumonic plague, chemical attacks and dirty bombs. After this year's nuclear scenario, which was to involve a 10-kiloton bomb, next year's would be the first to posit a natural disaster instead of a terrorist attack.
The Obama White House is also revisiting the broad homeland security system that President George W. Bush established in a series of directives in 2003, seeking to clear up confusion about who is in charge of managing the nation's preparedness and how to track progress.
That review, however, has created wide uncertainty about the administration's plans within the ranks at FEMA, the Pentagon and state emergency agencies, several officials said.
"They're wondering: What is the outcome of the review?" said Daniel J. Kaniewski, deputy director of George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute and a White House homeland security official from 2005 to 2008. "Will they be changing or doing an about-face on exercises? . . . Nobody seems to know."
Some emergency planners at the state level and across federal agencies, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of antagonizing senior officials, said they are concerned that the White House might be easing off the effort.
"The fact that the central United States could face a catastrophic earthquake soon is scary enough, but the fact that FEMA and DHS appear overwhelmed by even doing an exercise on this scenario is very disturbing," said a federal official who has worked on the 2011 effort.
"The effort is regressing, not progressing," said another U.S. official familiar with homeland defense planning, saying some emergency managers expect that the White House could decide to make the exercises simpler, smaller and less frequent.
FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate acknowledged that the administration has concerns about whether the large-scale exercises need revamping, but said officials are committed to other kinds of drills, particularly those conducted without notice.
Although the administration is "in lock-step in our continued commitment" to NLEs, he said, "our exercises have to go beyond the large-scale, pre-planned events. We have to do a lot more exercises on a day-to-day basis."
National-level exercises date to 2000, when Congress mandated them to test top government officials' responses to a nuclear, biological or chemical attack. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Bush made the national live exercises the centerpiece of a series of "full-scale, full-system tests" involving 15 scenarios and a constellation of federal, military, state and local agencies.
After Hurricane Katrina, Bush overhauled the program again, increasing the number of exercises, adding a focus on natural disasters and demanding more rigorous follow-up.
Still, the program drew complaints of "exercise fatigue" from many state officials, including Napolitano, who was then the governor of Arizona. In a November 2007 letter to her DHS predecessor, Michael Chertoff, Napolitano said planning for that year's exercise -- which reportedly cost $20 million and involved 26,000 participants -- was "too expensive, too protracted and too removed from a real-world scenario."
Once in her current office, Napolitano talked about streamlining the drills and scaling them back to restore surprise. "When you have months to prepare for an exercise . . . a large part of the exercise's value is lost," she wrote.
In December, DHS abruptly shelved plans to conduct the $15 million exercise in Nevada, a simulated attack that initially had been set on the Las Vegas Strip.
In November, Reid, who faces a tough reelection bid, cited unanimous opposition from the Nevada Chamber of Commerce and lodging and tourism groups.
Two weeks later, FEMA announced it would scale back the exercise to focus on what could be done without state and local participation, settling on a largely Washington-based series of table-top drills and contingency operations. Reid thanked Napolitano for deciding "to cancel this exercise so quickly."
If that decision was related to specific economic and political sensitivities, the debate about next year's earthquake scenario has raised broader questions.
A $30 million planning effort led by FEMA has been based on a disaster that struck the country in the early 1800s: multiple quakes exceeding magnitudes of 7.0 that in rapid succession hit the so-called New Madrid Seismic Zone -- a 200,000-square-mile area over eight states centered around Memphis and St. Louis. A FEMA-funded study predicted that a similar event today would kill or injure 86,000 people, cause $300 billion in losses and cut the nation's "aorta" -- the bridges and pipelines that cross the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
Kentucky Emergency Manager John W. Heltzel, who is chairman of the eight-state Central United States Earthquake Consortium, objected to FEMA proposals to scale back the exercise, writing to Fugate last month that states "unanimously agreed that we will proceed" with the five-day event.
State officials said the nation's response system must be tested to the breaking point.
"We need to be assured there's a . . . process whereby federal resources get allocated," Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director James Bassham said in a recent planning conference. "We would hope it's a more businesslike approach than eight governors calling the president."
The Pentagon, which is required to test its disaster response in large exercises, is supporting the states, according to military officials and other emergency planners. When the Las Vegas drill was canceled, the military's Northern Command was forced to look elsewhere to meet its 2010 requirement, which envisioned thousands of troops responding to a terrorist attack.
Timothy Gress, managing director of the University of Illinois' Mid-America Earthquake Center, which produced the FEMA study, said that the passage of time has dimmed Washington's sense of urgency.
"When the project was initiated, Katrina was still very much fresh in their minds," he said. Now, after four years of work planning the earthquake drill, he said, "why wouldn't you want to exercise that plan?"
The U.S. military has canceled a major field exercise that tests its response to a nuclear attack, angering some officials who say that what is now planned for this month will be a waste of time.
U.S. Northern Command in Colorado withdrew from major participation in this month's National Level Exercise (NLE), a large-scale drill that tests whether the military and the Department of Homeland Security can work with local governments to respond to an attack or natural disaster.
The exercise was canceled recently after the planned site for a post-nuclear-attack response — Las Vegas — pulled out in November, fearing a negative impact on its struggling business environment.
A government official involved in NLE planning said a new site could not be found. The official also said the Northern Command's exercise plans for "cooping" — continuity of operations, during which commanders go to off-site locations — also had been scratched.
"All I know is it's been turned into garbage," said the official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the information. "It's a nonevent."
The NLE, which is supposed to be a series of hands-on exercises to test the system in the event terrorists use a nuclear device, has become instead a "tabletop exercise at best," the official said.
Maj. Michael Humphreys, a Northern Command spokesman, said the military officials decided to delink the Ardent Sentry exercise from the National Level Exercise, but he stressed that the command conducts other exercises and "cooping" at other times.
"This exercise enabled both the [Defense Department] and other agencies to review their processes and procedures, and focus future training efforts on closing gaps and additional areas identified during the exercise," Maj. Humphreys said. "This year, Ardent Sentry will not be linked with the NLE."
He said NorthCom will work with the Pentagon in its role in the NLE.
In a statement to The Washington Times, the Pentagon said: "It was necessary to cancel the field exercise portion of the NLE due to the inability to get another state/local community to engage on short notice after the original venue was changed. NorthCom still has a requirement to exercise its core requirements. It is just doing this at another location."
Created after the Sept. 11 attacks, the NLE is the country's largest exercise of its kind — combining activities among the military, Department of Homeland Security and local governments to test their joint, emergency response capabilities.
Homeland Security spokesman Clark Stevens said his department still plans major field work.
"NLE 2010 provides an important opportunity to exercise and assess emergency response and recovery capabilities in the face of a major disaster or a terrorist attack against the United States," Mr. Stevens said.
"Working with local partners in a number of states, the scenario will allow emergency response officials at all levels of government to test response plans, communication capabilities, and interagency coordination — tools that are vital to the effective response in a real-world event."
The field exercise in Las Vegas was to simulate terrorists detonating an improvised nuclear device assembled with smuggled weapons-grade uranium.
The 2009 NLE focused on intelligence sharing between the federal government and local law enforcement after a terrorist attack abroad.
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PHILADELPHIA, (April 26, 2010) More than 700 personnel from federal, state and local agencies and the private sector are participating in a 5-day homeland security exercise that began today in Philadelphia. The exercise, called
Liberty RadEx, is the largest drill of its kind sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to test the country’s capability to clean up and help communities recover from a dirty bomb terrorist attack. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and City of Philadelphia are co-sponsoring the drill.
Liberty RadEx portrays conditions at least 30 days after a radiological dispersion device was detonated in Independence National Park. The drill is unique in that it simulates the end of the emergency phase when response operations transition to new teams brought in to test areas for radiation contamination, determine cleanup plans, and help communities recover.
“Our first concern is that the public understands Liberty RadEx is a drill and the activities people might see at different locations are only simulations of what might happen in a real event,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “This exercise is significant because it will help inform how all levels of government, businesses and community organizations can work together to meet challenges associated with long-term cleanup and community recovery from a dirty bomb attack.”
“Intergovernmental exercises such as Liberty RadEx are essential in maintaining our ability to respond to events and for evaluating the effectiveness of our response plans,” said Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. “DEP's Bureau of Radiation Protection will be participating throughout the week by providing staff, technical support, and expertise.”
“The LibertyRAD exercise marks another milestone in Philadelphia's preparedness efforts by evaluating how federal, state and local governments will work collaboratively following a disaster with the long-term devastating consequences a dirty-bomb attack causes,” said MaryAnn E. Tierney, deputy managing director for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management. “Conducting the exercise in a densely populated urban area that is home to some of our nation’s most treasured historic sites and critical infrastructure will be a valuable learning experience for all involved.”
“An exercise of this magnitude offers an unprecedented opportunity to collaborate with our interagency partners. This exercise will provide a comprehensive assessment of our ability to coordinate and communicate with federal, state, and local responders,” said Rear Admiral Wayne E. Justice, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard 5th District.
The majority of Liberty RadEx ‘play’ will occur April 27–29 at venues in Philadelphia, and at one site in Ridley Park, Pa. Site visits and tours are available for the media and others interested in observing the exercise at these locations:· Sheraton City Center Hotel, 17th & Race Sts., serves as Incident Command Post, site of community involvement activities, and the temporary location of the City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management Emergency Operations Center · FEMA Region 3 Office, 615 Chestnut St., provides overall federal coordination and serves as the center of community recovery discussion. Field venues where simulated assessment, mitigation, radiological safety, enforcement and field laboratory activities are taking place are: · Former Philadelphia Navy Yard where an inactive runway at the Navy Yard is the staging ground for exercise assets and equipment, and where simulation of roadway assessment activities will occur. · FDR Park, 2000 Pattison Ave., where workers wearing protective clothing and using GPS sampling devices offer a simulated depiction of how responders assess open areas for cleanup and community recovery. · U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Base, One Washington Ave. on the Delaware River waterfront, where EPA and USCG personnel will demonstrate assessment of dock areas and the William S. Tate vessel for radiological contamination. · Philadelphia Water Department’s Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant, 3899 Richmond St., where assessment personnel and water treatment experts will simulate assessment of indoor and exterior areas, including rooftop areas. · Philadelphia Water Department’s Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant, 9001 State Rd., where personnel and water supply experts will simulate assessment of indoor and outdoor areas, drinking water treatment equipment and processes for radiological contamination. · Philadelphia Fire Academy, 5200 Pennypack St., will offer a demonstration of radiological “hotzone” assessment activities, mitigation activities and a simulation of assessment of postal facilities by the US Postal Inspection Service and other personnel. · Port Authority Transit Corporation’s Franklin Square Station (currently not in use), 200 N. 6th St., serves to simulate the assessment and cleanup of a subway station for radiological contamination by PATCO and other personnel. · Fort Mifflin National Historic Site, 1 Fort Mifflin Rd., where US park Service and other personnel will simulate the assessment of historic property. · The Boeing Company plant, Rt. 291 and Stewart Ave., Ridley Park, offers simulated law enforcement activity by FBI and EPA personnel. · EPA Region 3 Office, 1650 Arch St., where simulation of assessment of interior radiological contamination will take place.
National Level Exercise 2010 (NLE 10) Exercise Overview
The simulation of a nuclear bomb being detonated by terrorists in an American city, with 10,000 emergency responders, U.S. troops and officials playing out their roles in the heart of Las Vegas has been canceled. The reason: Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), backed by casino and business interests, said it would frighten away tourists and “unacceptably harm” the region’s battered economy.
The simulation / exercise “Golden Phoenix” appears at this time to be headed to Los Angeles Los Angeles County, in June that simulates the detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear device.
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See also- DHS/Fema NLE Calender 2009-2014: Here’s the Information pertaining to the Department of Homeland Security & Federal Emergency Management Agency planning cycle / schedule for the rest of 2009 through 2014 for the National Exercise Program. These are the same kind of exercises that were being conducted on 9/11 in the United States of America which went Live. Other nations have conducted exercises in the past which also went live.
Keep in mind that the NLE programs are not set in stone and are subject to change. All of this information has been UN classified.
[UN classified? This sounds fishy to me. Also I read the targeted area to be used in Nevada was NOT Las Vegas but instead Salmon Falls Creek, BLM land. IMHO this could very well be a decoy story. Until I see hard verification of this, my money is still that they're planning something and trying to cover it up. I'd be very happy to be proven wrong. Also Golden Phoenix- whered that come from? And wheres the mention of the COG exercise Eagle Horizon? Things that make me go hmmmm.]
Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA chronicles the sickening depths to which our republic has fallen. Veteran documentary filmmaker Alex Jones conclusively proves the existence of a secret network of FEMA camps, now being expanded nationwide. The military industrial complex is transforming our once free nation into a giant prison camp. A cashless society control grid, constructed in the name of fighting terrorism, was actually built to enslave the American people. Body scanners, sound cannons, citizen spies, staged terror and cameras on every street corner - it's only the beginning of the New World Order's hellish plan.
The following is a great look into False Flag Terrorism by James Corbett of The Corbett Report. Those who have studied history know that nothing invigorates and empowers an authoritarian regime more than a spectacular act of violence, some sudden and senseless loss of life that allows the autocrat to stand on the smoking rubble and identify himself as the hero. It is at moments like this that the public—still in shock from the horror of the tragedy that has just unfolded before them—can be led into the most ruthless despotism: despotism that now bears the mantle of "security." Acts of terror and violence never benefit the average man or woman. They only ever benefit those in positions of power.
Air Combat Command Public Affairs
April 15, 2010
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) -- Exercise Angel Thunder 2010, an Air Combat Command-sponsored combat search and rescue and medical evacuation exercise, kicked off here April 13.
The two-week exercise is in its fourth year and provides tactical-level opportunities for more than 1,200 ground, air and support U.S. and international participants and more than 50 aircraft to engage in a variety of personnel recovery scenarios.
“The focused personnel recovery exercise provides additional training to prepare combat Air Force assets for upcoming (air expeditionary force) deployments,” said Col. Billy Thompson, the Angel Thunder exercise director.
Personnel recovery is an Air Force core function that incorporates combat search and rescue and medical evacuation.
Angel Thunder is the premier personnel recovery exercise in the world, Colonel Thompson said.
“Angel Thunder helps to improve interoperability between the total force, different services, interagency and different nations,” he said.
Angel Thunder reinforces personnel recovery engagement through security cooperation and building partnership capabilities.
“It is important to provide an educational environment enabling all at participants to gain a broader understanding of military, interagency and international capabilities,” Colonel Thompson said.
A final objective for the Angel Thunder participants is to take what is learned and experienced during the two weeks and apply it in a deployed environment.
- Angel Thunder 2010
- National Level Exercise 2010 (NLE 10) Exercise Overview
- National Level Exercise 2010 (NLE 10) Training Manual
- FEMA Region X Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan 2010-2014
- DHS Coordinates National Level Exercise to Prevent Terrorist Attacks with Federal, State, Local Tribal, Private Sector, and International Partners