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Operation Vigilant Guard: Connect the Dots in Georgia

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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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For those of you who have been down the many rabbit holes regarding government 'drills' and 'coincidental' occurrences at the same time and in the same place, I invite you to connect the dots regarding March 30, 2017, the day a vital bridge in the nightmares that are Atlanta downtown freeways collapsed after a fire started by, supposedly, a homeless crackhead who lit a shopping cart full of trash on fire and then ran away.

The Georgia National Guard, along with the United States Northern Command (NorthcommUS), invited five other states to have a "natural disaster" drill in various places around Georgia.



More than 8,000 personnel from Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina will take part in the exercise from March 27 through April 2 in various locations around Georgia

www.army.mil...

The purpose of this exercise:

Overall, the exercise scenario will test the state of Georgia's local and state emergency response to a simulated category-3 or 4 hurricane that makes landfall on the Georgia coast, he said. Additional scenarios planned for the Vigilant Guard exercise include a disease outbreak, cyber attack, chemical spill, search-and-rescue efforts following a structural collapse and a medical mass casualty...

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Hmmmm. Structural collapse. March 30th gave them exactly that.

But first, there was a news story regarding a man who wandered into the Atlanta Nuclear Regulatory Agency and said he had "red mercury".

Here is the story from WGCL-Atlanta 46. Very short and nothing more was ever added to it.


ATLANTA (CBS46) - A downtown Atlanta facility was evacuated was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a man carrying a substance police said was 'red mercury' entered the building. The incident prompted HAZMAT, police and fire response, as well as the Department of Homeland Security to respond to the area. The address points to the location of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Homeland security officials said they were on the way to the location. Atlanta Police tell us they're still gathering details. We're monitoring the situation and will keep you updated as new information becomes available.

www.cbs46.com...

Another station stated the man was "African", but gave no other details. Not African American, but African. That leaves the field wide open as to where the man was from, but this story disappeared like the span on I-85. Because I live in this area, and watch the local news faithfully, I saw nothing else on it. I welcome anybody else who may have witnessed more info on this story.

Red mercury is one of those things that is either a silly fake from the 80s, or it is real. In researching this confusing item, some say it is real and is a shortcut to fission bombs, enabling them to be made rather small indeed. Others say it is fake powder dyed red and is a trick for black market runners to make a lot of money on suckers who do not know what they are buying. I am not a chemist nor do I fully understand the chemistry of this supposed mercury compound, but this particular rabbit hole did lead me down to Nazi Germany's famous "Bell" and their special mercury compounded with Thorium and Beryllium peroxides, which is thought to be the forerunner of Red Mercury.

But I leave that up to those of you who are chemists. It is only pertinent to this story because they used that reason to shut down an area of downtown, and actually create a state of nuclear emergency for the entire state of Georgia....thanks for telling us, guys. This left a several block area vacant very close to where the fire supposedly collapsed the span.

I find it interesting that a foreigner, an "African" (which could be anybody from a Moroccan to a South African) was able to find and locate the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in downtown Atlanta. I mean, how do you figure out where to take this stuff? Did he call the cops and get directions? I wouldn't have a CLUE how to figure out where to take such stuff, I only found it because it was named in the news story.

They are certainly helpful on their website regarding directions from anywhere in Atlanta, including the airport. How many people visit here?
www.nrc.gov...

Then only a few hours later we have a nasty fire and then the span fell. Most of the videos I have seen either had the sound cut on them so they were silent, or the video was cut so I see a fire and then I see the rectangular span had fallen, PERFECTLY flat. When I watched it on the evening news, my mind was flashing back to the 9/11 twin towers falling, so perfectly. Right in its own footprint, so to speak. I kind of expected the span to crack up, or fall sideways or something. But what do I know? Pretty darn clear break if you ask me.

People are claiming terrorism, all kinds of things.


While everyone is freaking out about the road collapsing in Atlanta, they don’t know about what else was happening as well! A man walked into the Atlanta U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission with red mercury, which is used to make nuclear bombs. The road sounds like a distraction to me! I-85 is a major roadway in Atlanta, with heavy traffic daily. On Thursday, a large portion of the road collapsed during rush hour, and caught on fire. Terrorism has not yet been ruled out as the cause, at time of this publication. The fire, which is thought to have been started from underneath and burned through the steel, which caused the collapse, can be seen from miles away!

trumptruck.com...

There are a lot of loose pieces here in this story. I had to dig to find the red mercury information, because it was pretty much eclipsed by the bridge collapsing. I find it interesting that every time the military is involved in an 'exercise', something bizarre happens which fits their narrative.

I am also enough of a paranoid conspiracy sort that I sat and studied a map of Atlanta carefully. The bridge was a vital connector to the "Hospitality Highway" (SR 400, which leads up to my neck of the woods), and I-85 northeast towards South Carolina. The traffic now is so nightmarish word is going around for people to literally move out of Atlanta because Georgia DOT is saying it may take up to a year for this to be corrected.

If you wanted to trap people in a major metro area with no egress, that bridge was an excellent one to destroy. If there was a sudden call to evacuate, these people are trapped. You cannot drive through thick wooded areas with no roads. People that want to evacuate north and northeast are literally trapped. On a good day, the traffic is hell on earth. Imagine the panic if there was no way out except south or northwest. 400,000 cars and trucks a day went over that bridge, on a regular day.

So far, we have red mercury walked into the NRC which caused the downtown area to be evacuated, a crackhead who was able to get into a place where expensive equipment and supposedly fiber optic class 3 cable was stored but not supposed to be, and he was able to burn down and destroy Atlanta traffic by lighting a shopping cart on fire....while there's a drill going on. Feel free to fill in the blanks.



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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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Here is the "official narrative", along with pictures, videos, and some indications that suddenly this bridge was built with faulty materials in adjoining story links:



The man accused of setting the fire that destroyed part of I-85 talked with companions about smoking crack coc aine before the blaze started, according to a document released Saturday. The fire collapsed a well-traveled stretch of I-85 — triggering millions of dollars in damage and wreaking havoc on traffic, potentially for months, as the state rebuilds the wrecked section. Basil Eleby, 39, was charged on Saturday with first-degree arson in connection with the fire. Wearing a navy jumpsuit, flip-flops and handcuffs, Eleby reluctantly shuffled into a courtroom at the Fulton County jail for his first appearance hearing Saturday morning. Judge James Altman announced the arson charge, which was added on top of an earlier felony charge of criminal damage to property, and set bond at $200,000. The judge said he had considered an amount more “commensurate” with the damage inflicted. “But in this case,” the judge said, “that would amount to hundreds of millions of dollars. Eleby shook his head vigorously when Altman mentioned the possibility of pleading guilty at a future court proceeding. But the suspect said nothing during the brief hearing.

His public defender had asked the court to let Eleby skip the hearing, but the court refused. The attorney held a green folder up to try to hide Eleby’s face from the media.

Eleby and two others, Barry Thomas and Sophia Brauer, were charged Friday in connection with the fire. (Brauer earlier was identified by a different last name, but she was listed in the document released Saturday as “Brauer.” The discrepancy could not be resolved on Saturday.)

Thomas and Brauer were charged with criminal trespass. Eleby, who has been arrested 19 times since 1995, mostly on drug offenses, according to jail records, is facing far more serious charges.

According to an affidavit by a fire department lieutenant, the suspect admitted to frequenting the area where the fire was set and acknowledged being there on Thursday afternoon at about the time the fire started.

Eleby told investigators from the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that he’d met Thomas and Brauer there at about 4 p.m. and they “discussed smoking crack coc aine together.”

But Eleby ultimately decided “he would consume the drugs by himself” and “left the area before the fire started,” according to the affidavit, which was prepared in support of Eleby’s arrest warrant.

Thomas told a different story.

“Mr. Thomas watched Basil Eleby place a chair on top of a shopping cart, reach under the shopping cart and ignite it,” said the affidavit, which was released on Saturday.

Thomas told authorities he and Brauer then fled in the opposite direction of Eleby, it said.

As Eleby appeared in court Saturday morning, Georgia Department of Transportation crews continued their around-the-clock work to deal with the damage that Eleby is accused of causing.

www.ajc.com...


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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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Mind. Blown. It's hard, when you put it that way, not to take a HARD look at it. Great work and OP.


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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: The GUT

Thanks. There's just too much weirdness, even for Atlanta, to ignore. This bridge was constructed in 1984. They're trying to claim it was crumbling and maybe was built rather crummy.....that may be, but the pictures I see where the span let go and dropped show rebar sticking straight out, not pulled down. So what happened? The rebar was fine, but the concrete crumbled like dry play-doh?

What's up with calling a nuclear state of emergency in Georgia and then not saying a darn thing about it, except that conveniently a bunch of blocks were cleared out and evacuated, just down the road from this disaster?

They've already put out a Q&A article regarding everything you "need" to know regarding this mess, and telling you what to think and what not to think.

www.ajc.com...


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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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And I mean we know from history that systems and control theories often, if not always, get tested in exceptional and real life ways.

Of course it's hard to say, but that is damn weird.

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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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So, burning trash under a bridge caused it to collapse? Bull#. I don't buy this # at all. Not even a little. Is the damned bridge made out of wood?
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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 05:41 PM
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Interesting theory.

I have been stuck on this, the red mercury. At first, I just thought it was a hoax and all. Then, I researched it a little deeper and came across this article discussing red mercury and it really got my attention. It was posted just last February.




The science newsgroups have been abuzz with tales of a 2-kiloton yield Russian red mercury fusion device, theoretically in the possession of terrorists. This, of course, prompts the question: What Is Red Mercury? The answer to this question depends largely on whom you ask. Is red mercury real? Absolutely, but definitions vary. If you had asked me before I did a bit of Internet research, I would have given you the standard cinnabar/vermillion answer. However, the Russian tritium fusion bomb is more interesting... WHAT IS RED MERCURY?


www.thoughtco.com...

So, this stuff could be real.
What was the purpose of this guy walking in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in downtown Atlanta?

My initial thought's on the overpass collapse was a tanker truck overturned under there and burst into flames.

No, some homeless guys did it.

Really, that's your official story?

Any ways, thank you for making me see this in another way.




posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 05:42 PM
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The rebar was fine, but the concrete crumbled like dry play-doh?


Yea, twin tower-esque. Crazy. I'll have to think on this one, i like the theory.



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Groot

The Red Mercury angle is driving me a little batty, truthfully. The news blackout especially. Why? Well, let's see.....I start with the "yellow cake uranium from Niger" that Saddam supposedly purchased. So we have a man from Africa casually walk in with some Red Mercury (in a vial? A box? A take-out container from Mr. D's Fish?) and flip out the agency enough that YES, they did cordon off the area until they found out what it was.

So....did the guy go to jail for having something so potentially dangerous? Did he go to jail for a hoax? Who is he? What happens when you walk into the NRC and claim you have something radioactive?

The media here isn't talking about anything but the traffic in which, once you get stuck in, there is not really an escape.

I feel like the guy working at NORAD that fateful morning on September 11, 2001, in which he was alerted to hijacked planes, and he asked, "IS THIS REAL WORLD OR EXERCISE?"



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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I've been through Atlanta traffic once. Once. As kind as the people of Georgia were and beautiful the state....There's no way in Hell I'm ever driving through there again.
That was 20 years ago and I can only imagine how much worse it's gotten.
It's always kind of bugged me that, when they have these "drills" it just so happens that there's real life disasters that mimic their scenarios. I have honestly started to think, " Drill. Sure. What are they really up to?" every time they have one.



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:14 PM
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Is th@t really what they said was the cause of the fire???? They dont even try to sound plausible anymore LOL.



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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The fire fuel was some amount of high density polyethylene pipe.



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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The man accused of starting the raging fire that destroyed part of Interstate 85 north of downtown Atlanta was talking about smoking crack just before the blaze began, according to his arrest affidavit.
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Thomas told investigators a different story, the paper reported. "Mr. Thomas watched Basil Eleby place a chair on top of a shopping cart, reach under the shopping cart and ignite it," the affidavit says.

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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: Golantrevize

The overpass had been used for at least two years to store various construction materials, included plastic tubing. The fire ignited those materials.

www.11alive.com...
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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
The fire fuel was some amount of high density polyethylene pipe.


I have read that also. I like to play with fire (although NOT a pyro) and have burned plastic things, and MAN, do they burn, because all plastic is petroleum in nature. Would they really leave PVC pipe laying around for people to help themselves to? There was gossip about the fiber optic cable laying around there, and Atlanta is a big place for Google to work out of.....but why leave such expensive stuff sitting there next to GDOT equipment?

The smoke was indeed very black, so things with plastic, etc., probably were burning. However, from what I understand, this fire, from the time it was reported via 911 to the time the span fell, was under 50 minutes. This is my biggest issue. How much junk was just sitting there? How much PVC pipe was there?

I wondered about PVC pipe too, and came upon this interesting information:


PVC is an inherently fire resistant plastic, the only exception among the general-purpose plastics, since it contains more than 50% of chlorine. Other advantages of PVC are that it releases less combustion heat than other plastics - hence contributes less to maintaining and spreading fire – and produces no or very few flaming droplets or debris. Burning PVC yields an expanded carbonaceuous structure usually called ‘intumescence’. This structure forms a thermal barrier protecting underlying parts.

In some cases, such as pipes, PVC can even prevent fire spreading by blocking the orifices through walls or floors.
Oxygen index of various plasticsSince PVC is highly fire resistant, it is widely used in exterior construction materials such as window profiles, siding boards, or interior housing materials, such as wall-covering and flooring. It is also used in industrial facilities such as tanks, ducts, parting strips, or for sign boards, corrugated boards, and cable coverings.

www.pvc.org...

Soooooo....yeah........a bunch of plastic grocery bags would have been more effective as when they melt, they stick all over stuff and burn for a long time. The more I research, the stranger this looks....



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: FissionSurplus

Read the article I just posted. The plastic stored is used in all kinds of materials and is quite flammable.



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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:41 PM
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I had read where it was initially called PVC but corrected to HDPE. It was said to be used along the lines of conduit.

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Both polyethylene and PVC are waterproof, but PVC is more so.

Additionally, PVC is much more fire-resistant than polyethylene, because the chlorine atoms it releases during a fire inhibit the process of combustion.

PVC in its native form is brittle and hard, so it needs to be softened and made flexible by adding other compounds called plasticizers. Polyethylene's properties depend on the type. LDPE is much softer and more malleable than linear polyethylenes such as high-density polyethylene, or HDPE.


Seems as though HDPE would burn easier.
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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:47 PM
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I understand that HDPC is not combustible but needs a hot enough fire to catch it. Hence lies my confusion.....what was in the shopping cart to create a long enough and hot enough fire for this, and was there accelerant added? How close was it to those cables? The article stated the piping was surrounding by a fence with a chain.

Obviously something burned, there is no argument there. The logistics of it, however, are a little shaky to me.



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 06:47 PM
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After a little research into hdpe, I came across this.



Fire is an issue with HDPE pipe, even if the pipe meets AASHTO specifications. * The HDPE industry is aware of the fire potential, but has apparently chosen to downplay the risk.


www.concretepipe.org...

HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE : HDPE


Plausable.




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