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The U.S was prepared for 9/11

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posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 06:59 PM
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Taken from the online book “The Crime of the Millennium or The 9/11 coincidence”
www.team8plus.org...



And as you would expect of the nation with the most expensive army they were even well prepared.

October 24-26, 2000
“The Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise was one of several scenarios that emergency response teams were exposed to in the Office of the Secretaries of Defense conference room.”
www.mdw.army.mil/news/Contingency_Planning.html
66.218.69.11.../news/Contingency_Planning.html&w=%22the+ pentagon+mass+casualty+exercise%22&d=C77B9FC6E2&icp=1&.intl=us
“The fire and smoke from the downed passenger aircraft billows from the Pentagon courtyard.
Defense Protective Services Police seal the crash sight.
The Pentagon was
a model and the "plane crash"
was a simulated one.
www.mdw.army.mil/news/Contingency_Planning.html
66.218.69.11.../news/Contingency_Planning.html&w=%22the+ pentagon+mass+casualty+exercise%22&d=C77B9FC6E2&icp=1&.intl=us
www.mirror.co.uk...



www.mdw.army.mil/news/news_photos/Ex_sim3.jpg
www.mdw.army.mil/news/news_photos/Ex_sim2.jpg



May 2001
“The Tri-Service DiLorenzo Health Care Clinic and the Air Force Flight Medicine Clinic--both housed within the Pentagon— trained for the scenario
of a hijacked Boeing 757 being crashed into the Pentagon.”
www.usmedicine.com...

August 2001
One a month before 9/11 the evacuation of the Pentagon was practised during another mass casualty exercise.
Participant General Lance Lord:
“Purely a coincidence, the scenario for that exercise
included a plane hitting the building.”
web.archive.org...://www.peterson.af.mil/hqafspc/News/News_Asp/nws_tmp.asp?storyid=02-214

“On 9/11 itself the medic Matt Rosenberg was studying a new medical emergency disaster plan based on the unlikely scenario of an airplane crashing into the place.”
www.startribune.com...
He later said:
“Believe it or not, the day prior to the incident, I was just on the phone with the FBI, and we were talking ‘so who has command should this happen, who has the medical jurisdiction, who does this, who does that,’ and we talked about it and talked about it, and he helped me out a lot. And then the next day, during the incident, I actually found him. He was out there on the incident that day.”
history.amedd.army.mil... (p. 39)

Nice coincidence.

Not only at the Pentagon also in New York people practised

May 11, 2001:
The Office of Emergency Management, located in World Trade Center 7, organized a bio-terrorism drill called “RED EX” where terrorists attacked the city with bubonic plague and Manhattan was quarantined.
www.nyc.gov...

OEM Director Richard Sheirer:
“Operation RED Ex provided a proving ground and a great readiness training exercise for the many challenges the City routinely faces, such as weather events, heat emergencies, building collapses, fires, and public safety and health issues.”
www.nyc.gov...

Bernard Kerik, New York Police Departement:
“The City, through its Office of Emergency Management, had coordinated plans for many types of emergencies; and those plans were tested frequently.” These emergencies, he stated, included (amongst others) “building collapses” and “plane crashes.”
www.9-11commission.gov...

Adding these two statements together it appears that RED Ex tested the city for building collapses.
Unfortunately details about training for airplanes crashing into New York City remain unknown and the Commission of course didn’t bother to go into these details.

Also in Pennsylvania where UA 93 crashed a major training exercise was held on June 16. In Westmoreland County, which neighbors Somerset County where Flight 93 crashed the exercise, called Mall Strike 2001, took place and involved over 600 emergency first responders and emergency managers responding to the simulated release of a toxic chemical agent and the simulated release of radiation and radiological contamination.
www.co.westmoreland.pa.us...
www.pittsburghlive.com...
It was organized by the Pennsylvania Region 13 Working Group.
On September 11, the Region 13 Working Group was quickly deployed to the crash site.
www.fema.gov...


Emergency and medical teams were well prepared at the Pentagon, New York and in Pennsylvania for something like 9/11.

The Air Defence practiced as well:
At some point in the two years before 9/11, NORAD conducted exercises
simulating hijacked airliners as flying weapons to crash into targets.
One of the imagined targets was
the World Trade Center.
www.usatoday.com...


Prior to 9/11 “NORAD conducted four major exercises a year. Most included a hijack scenario, but not all of those involved planes as weapons.”
“These exercises tested track detection and identification; scramble and interception”
www.cnn.com...
NORAD confirmed, “Numerous types of civilian and military aircraft were used as mock hijacked aircraft” in the hijack scenario drills. One such exercise simulated the crash of a foreign airplane flying into the US
and crashing into a famous US building.”
www.usatoday.com...
www.cnn.com...

An exercise scheduled for April 2001 had the Pentagon as a target but the drill is not run as officials say it is too unrealistic.
www.usatoday.com...
Which is kind of surprising as in October 2000 the Pentagon had trained exactly for this scenario itself.

June 2001
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) sponsored a multi-agency planning exercise named “Amalgam Virgo” which is only interesting for a nice picture:

www.cooperativeresearch.org...


More interesting is that before 9/11, it was already planned that the next year's version of Amalgam Virgo would involve
“a simultaneous hijacking scenario”.
www.9-11commission.gov...

(Special Gong)
September 11, 2001.
Training Day!

At Fort Myer,
an army base close to the Pentagon, the base’s fire fighters were undertaking training described
as “an airport rescue firefighters class”
www.dcmilitary.com...
and “an aircraft crash refresher class”.
info.jems.com...

The Fort Myer fire fighters arrived only three minutes after the Pentagon was hit, and subsequently participated in the fire fighting and rescue effort. The fire station at the Pentagon heliport was actually operated by the Fort Myer Fire Department, and was manned that morning by three Fort Myer fire fighters who had already undertaken the airfield firefighting training.
www.mdw.army.mil...
www.dcmilitary.com...
web.archive.org...://www.hrsa.gov/bioterrorism/resources/ArlingtonCountyAfterActionReport9_11.htm
web.archive.org...:/www.oapff.com/first-due.htm


Continued




[edit on 25-3-2008 by IvanZana]


 


Mod Edit: All Caps – Please Review This Link.

[edit on 3/25/2008 by kinglizard]




posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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At Fort Belvoir,
an army base 10 miles south of the Pentagon, Lt. Col. Mark R. Lindon reportedly conducted a “garrison control exercise.”
The object of this was to “test the security at the base in case of a terrorist attack.”
www.connectionnewspapers.com...

Staff Sgt. Mark Williams:
“Ironically, we were conducting classes about rescue techniques when we were told of the planes hitting the World Trade Center.”
Williams’s team was one of the initial response groups for the Pentagon crash and one of the first to enter the building following the crash.
www.connectionnewspapers.com...

At Fort Monmouth,
an Army base about 50 miles south of New York City, staff were preparing to hold “Timely Alert II” a “disaster drill” to test emergency response capabilities to a fake chemical attack from terrorists.
Fort Monmouth was geared to go into high-alert status as part of Timely Alert II.
hub.gmnews.com...

Lt. Col. Stephen N. Wood:
"There was a plan in place, but we went from 0 to 60 overnight, so to speak. By sheer coincidence we were scheduled to conduct "Timely Alert II," a force protection exercise on Sept. 11 and because of that, some of the concrete barriers were already in place."
www.amc.army.mil...
Some people at the base said that when they saw the live televised footage of the WTC attacks they thought it was an elaborate training video to accompany the exercise.
One worker told a fire department training officer:
“You really outdid yourself this time.”
www.amc.army.mil...
The exercise was called off once they were alerted to the real attacks.
www.monmouth.army.mil...


An exercise, called Tripod, was scheduled to take place in New York on September 12, 2001. It was intended to test how well the OEM could administer treatment in the event of a biological-terrorism attack. More than 1,000 Fire Department trainees and Police Academy cadets were hired.
www.newyorkmetro.com...
www.9-11commission.gov...
Due to the 9/11 attacks, Tripod was called off. However the drill helped the city respond to the real 9/11 attacks.
web.archive.org...://www.nysun.com/sunarticle.asp?artID=418
www.9-11commission.gov...
Mayor Giuliani used Pier 92, where it was to have taken place, as a command center to coordinate the real 9/11 emergency response.
Rudi Giuliani:
“The equipment was already there so we were able to establish a command center there within three days that was two-and-a-half to three times bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center.”
www.9-11commission.gov...
Thanks to these drills many emergency response personnel were in New York City in time for the attacks and FEMA showed up with a considerable amount of equipment not long after the towers fell.
(Dennis Smith: Report From Ground Zero, p. 126)


And the CIA needed practise, too.
On the morning of September 11th
“The CIA were running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building.”
(National Law Enforcement Security Institute, 8/02)
“The agency is about four miles (6.4 kilometres) from the runways of Washington Dulles International Airport. (...)
American Airlines Flight 77 (…) took off from Dulles (...) 50 minutes before the exercise was to begin.”
www.sfgate.com.../news/archive/2002/08/21/national1518EDT0686.DTL

And the Air defense practised, too.

Vigilant Guardian, one of NORAD’s four major annual exercises. The week-long exercise was also taking place on 9/11.
www.newhousenews.com...
www.codeonemagazine.com...
www.globalsecurity.org...
All of NORAD was participating in Vigilant Guardian. Senior officers involved with the exercise were manning NORAD command centers throughout the US and Canada that morning.
web.archive.org...:/www.aviationnow.com/content/publication/awst/20020603/avi_stor.htm
“NEADS (NORAD's Northeast Air Defense Sector) was fully staffed, its key officers and enlisted supervisors already manning the operations center ‘battle cab’.”
web.archive.org...:/www.aviationnow.com/content/publication/awst/20020603/avi_stor.htm
Vigilant Guardian is described as “an exercise that would pose an imaginary crisis to North American Air Defense outposts nationwide”; as a “simulated air war”; and as “an air defense exercise simulating an attack on the United States.”
www.newhousenews.com...
(CR, 458)
At NEADS headquarters in Rome, New York, most of the dozen or so staff on the operations floor the morning of 9/11 had no idea what the exercise that day was going to entail and were ready for anything.
www.uticaod.com...
"Everybody" at NORAD initially thought the real hijackings were part of the exercise.
web.archive.org...:/www.aviationnow.com/content/publication/awst/20020603/avi_stor.htm

Vigilant Guardian, the only military exercise mentioned by the 9/11 Commission in a footnote. But it was hardly the only exercise ongoing that morning.


Also Global Guardian, an annual exercise, was “in full swing” when the 9/11 attacks began.
(Omaha World-Herald, 2/27/02; Omaha World-Herald, 9/10/02)
Global Guardian is a global readiness exercise involving all Stratcom forces and aims to test Stratcom’s ability to fight a nuclear war.
(Omaha World Herald, 2/27/02 web.archive.org...://theindependent.com/stories/022102/new_stratcom21.html
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 11-12/97; Omaha World-Herald, 2/27/02; Omaha World-Herald, 9/10/02)
The director of the Global Guardian exercise, Admiral Richard Mies, was at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
(Omaha World-Herald, 9/10/02)
Offutt was President Bush’s second location after leaving his elementary school.
www.telegraph.co.uk.../news/2001/12/16/wbush16.xml
This bunker was staffed with top personnel that morning and they were at a heightened security mode because of the exercise.
web.archive.org...://theindependent.com/stories/022102/new_stratcom21.html
Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana was an important node of this exercise.
(Times-Picayune, 9/8/02)
Barksdale was President Bush’s first location after leaving his elementary school.
www.telegraph.co.uk.../news/2001/12/16/wbush16.xml
“Immediately (the Barksdale staff’s) focus turned to defense, securing Barksdale, Minot (North Dakota), and Whiteman (Missouri) air force bases, where dozens of aircraft and hundreds of personnel were involved in the readiness exercise ‘Global Guardian.’ The exercise abruptly ended as the United States appeared to be at war within its own borders. Four A-10s, an aircraft not designed for air-to-air combat, from Barksdale’s 47th Fighter Squadron, were placed on ‘cockpit alert,’ the highest state of readiness for fighter pilots. Within five minutes, the A-10s, equipped only with high intensity cannons, could have been launched to destroy unfriendly aircraft, even if it was a civilian passenger airliner.”
(Times-Picayune, 9/8/02)



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 07:48 PM
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All this stuff was practiced, but "no one even imagined it would happen." Yeah right.

Thanks again Ivan. F&S.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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Why do people still think that its strange that the Pentagon might hold a drill in what to do if an airliner crashes into it?

I mean, the building is very close (and in the approach/departure paths) to Reagan National and there was a crash in 1983 (i think) of an airliner taking off from there. Air Florida flight 90 ended up hitting the 14th street bridge not too far from the Pentagon. So it makes perfect sense that they might have a plan for just such an occurance.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 07:56 PM
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reply to post by Swampfox46_1999
 


The Fort Myer fire fighters arrived only three minutes after the Pentagon was hit, and subsequently participated in the fire fighting and rescue effort. The fire station at the Pentagon heliport was actually operated by the Fort Myer Fire Department, and was manned that morning by three Fort Myer fire fighters who had already undertaken the airfield firefighting training.
www.mdw.army.mil...
www.dcmilitary.com...
web.archive.org...://www.hrsa.gov/bioterrorism/resources/ArlingtonCountyAfterActionReport9_11.htm
web.archive.org...:/www.oapff.com/first-due.htm


Thanks for reading.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by Swampfox46_1999
Why do people still think that its strange that the Pentagon might hold a drill in what to do if an airliner crashes into it?

I mean, the building is very close (and in the approach/departure paths) to Reagan National and there was a crash in 1983 (i think) of an airliner taking off from there. Air Florida flight 90 ended up hitting the 14th street bridge not too far from the Pentagon. So it makes perfect sense that they might have a plan for just such an occurance.


So they would hold a drill with a plane crashing into the Pentagon, also have a plan since they are close to Reagan National but.... not be prepared to video such events in the future for identification purposes ????





[edit on 25-3-2008 by talisman]



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by IvanZana
reply to post by Swampfox46_1999
 


The Fort Myer fire fighters arrived only three minutes after the Pentagon was hit, and subsequently participated in the fire fighting and rescue effort. The fire station at the Pentagon heliport was actually operated by the Fort Myer Fire Department, and was manned that morning by three Fort Myer fire fighters who had already undertaken the airfield firefighting training.
www.mdw.army.mil...
www.dcmilitary.com...
web.archive.org...://www.hrsa.gov/bioterrorism/resources/ArlingtonCountyAfterActionReport9_11.htm
web.archive.org...:/www.oapff.com/first-due.htm


Thanks for reading.


Which means precisely zilch.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by talisman

Originally posted by Swampfox46_1999
Why do people still think that its strange that the Pentagon might hold a drill in what to do if an airliner crashes into it?

I mean, the building is very close (and in the approach/departure paths) to Reagan National and there was a crash in 1983 (i think) of an airliner taking off from there. Air Florida flight 90 ended up hitting the 14th street bridge not too far from the Pentagon. So it makes perfect sense that they might have a plan for just such an occurance.


So they would hold a drill with a plane crashing into the Pentagon, also have a plan since they are close to Reagan National but.... not be prepared to video such events in the future for identification purposes ????





[edit on 25-3-2008 by talisman]


Yep. Worrying about placing cameras to capture an airliner crash would come about 10,896th on the list of things to think about in regards to what to do to prepare for it.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:54 PM
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So in other words their camera's were only expecting slow moving *GROUND* targets for video, like a Brinks Heist!

Who would have thought it, the Pentagon the headquarters of the United States military, only prepared for a robbery



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:57 PM
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We all know there is more video. I have talked first hand with someone that had to turn the video over that day and that was just one business.



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 11:12 AM
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Prior to 9/11 “NORAD conducted four major exercises a year. Most included a hijack scenario, but not all of those involved planes as weapons.”
“These exercises tested track detection and identification; scramble and interception”
www.cnn.com...
NORAD confirmed, “Numerous types of civilian and military aircraft were used as mock hijacked aircraft” in the hijack scenario drills. One such exercise simulated the crash of a foreign airplane flying into the US
and crashing into a famous US building.”
www.usatoday.com...
www.cnn.com...



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 02:36 PM
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IvanZana,

Good job with all this. If I had to do some more digging I'd start with your ping on Fort Belvoir, just South of DC - and home to Army Intel. I believe.

Not because I believe 99% of US Military personnel would ever participate in actual attacks on the homeland mind you - only that i'd be curious to break out what the oldest intel service branch was up to that day - supposedly sched'd to batt'n down the hatches.

best
scrap.



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by talisman




So in other words their camera's were only expecting slow moving *GROUND* targets for video, like a Brinks Heist!

Who would have thought it, the Pentagon the headquarters of the United States military, only prepared for a robbery


Nice attempt at diverting the topic. Why would the Pentagon waste money on high tech cameras when there is a well equipped, well trained police force there?

Or is it really your logic that someone would say, Hey lets put in high tech cameras just in case an airplane that has been hijacked by terrorists hits the building?



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 11:10 PM
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Why would the Pentagon waste money on high tech cameras when there is a well equipped, well trained police force there?


I think it has already been well established that there is plenty of footage from various sources that has not been released.



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 11:22 PM
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So basically what your saying is that they would plan for an airplane crashing into the Pentagon, but have no actual plan in terms of video for anything larger then a Brinks heist!!??

That is completely unbelievable.

[edit on 26-3-2008 by talisman]



posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 08:10 AM
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Emergency and medical teams were well prepared at the Pentagon, New York and in Pennsylvania for something like 9/11.

The Air Defence practiced as well:
At some point in the two years before 9/11, NORAD conducted exercises
simulating hijacked airliners as flying weapons to crash into targets.
One of the imagined targets was
the World Trade Center.
www.usatoday.com...



Wake up people



posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by jackinthebox
reply to post by Swampfox46_1999
 



Why would the Pentagon waste money on high tech cameras when there is a well equipped, well trained police force there?


I think it has already been well established that there is plenty of footage from various sources that has not been released.


No, what has been established is that the FBI confiscated a bunch of videos from surrounding businesses that day to see if they showed anything of evidental value.



posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 09:05 AM
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An exercise, called Tripod, was scheduled to take place in New York on September 12, 2001. It was intended to test how well the OEM could administer treatment in the event of a biological-terrorism attack. More than 1,000 Fire Department trainees and Police Academy cadets were hired.
www.newyorkmetro.com...
www.9-11commission.gov...
Due to the 9/11 attacks, Tripod was called off. However the drill helped the city respond to the real 9/11 attacks.
web.archive.org...://www.nysun.com/sunarticle.asp?artID=418
www.9-11commission.gov...
Mayor Giuliani used Pier 92, where it was to have taken place, as a command center to coordinate the real 9/11 emergency response.
Rudi Giuliani:
“The equipment was already there so we were able to establish a command center there within three days that was two-and-a-half to three times bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center.”



Oh come on, anyone who thinks the u.s didnt know about 9/11 before it happened is still sleeping.



posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 12:50 PM
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Oh come on, anyone who thinks the u.s didnt know about 9/11 before it happened is still sleeping.


What?!!! They knew beforehand?!!! I never heard anything about this.





posted on Apr, 6 2008 @ 02:23 PM
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Muahhaha... BUSTED!



Wood said people on post told him when they first saw live footage of the events unfolding at the World Trade Center, they thought it was some elaborate training video to accompany the exercise.

Firefighters here said others told them the same thing. "You really outdid yourself this time," a worker said to Captain "Jack" Rindt, training officer for the Fort Monmouth Fire Department. Rindt could only express his sorrow while he acknowledged that indeed, what people were seeing was not a movie, even if it looked like one.

www.amc.army.mil...




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