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North American Security Exersize right before2010 Winter Olympics?

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posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 03:15 PM
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Three Amigos at 2010 Winter Olympics?


vancouver.24hrs.ca

Canada, U.S. and Mexico are planning a massive joint military exercise in April 2009 "to focus on terrorist events that could affect [the] 2010 Olympics," according to Public Safety Canada documents released to 2010 Watch via access to information.

The rehearsal, led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is code-named TOPOFF 5. Canadian troops were among the 15,000 participants involved in last October's TOPOFF 4 in Portland, Ore., Phoenix, Ariz. and Guam.

"Exercises provide unique training opportunities to strengthen our ability to deal with potential emergencies," said Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day in an e-mail statement responding to 24 hours' interview request. "They are important tools to strengthen Canada's ability to deal with real incidents."

An undated Public Safety Canada report said up to $22.8 million was needed to fund emergency management, counter-terrorism, cyber security and critical infrastructure protection exercises, "leading to a trilateral full-scale exercise prior to the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010, as outlined under the Security and Prosperity Partnership."

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Mod Edit: Added clarity to title.


[edit on 3/5/08 by FredT]




posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 03:15 PM
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Heh-I wonder if this is some sort of PR stunt to send a message to the Russia / China / Iran alliance? Homeland security setting up a regional operation with neighboring countries? U.S./ Mexico / Canada joint Security task force?

vancouver.24hrs.ca
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