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AP: FEMA preps for Nuclear Attacks, Invasions, and Suicide Bombings in the Unit

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posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 01:11 PM
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AP: FEMA preps for Nuclear Attacks, Invasions, and Suicide Bombings in the Unit


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A once-abandoned town in the middle of the New Mexico desert now is victim to "more bombings than Jerusalem ... more terrorist attacks that Baghdad," the Associated Press reports.

A video report profiles Playas, NM, a full-scale training ground for Federal Emergency Management Agency classes that give law enforcement agencies experience dealing with all manners of disasters.

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posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 01:11 PM
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Not sure what to think of this...FEMA running counter-terrorism training camps in abandoned cities, adjacent to populated ones? Bombs going off at all hours? Part of me thinks it's good to be prepared, the other part of me wonders if there's a more sinister undertone to this?



The Center for Land Use Interpretation says the demand for terror training has helped the town.

In 2004 New Mexico Tech (NMT) purchased Playas outright from Phelps-Dodge, using a $5 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to begin converting the town into the nation’s primary counter-terrorism training facility. Training will include first responder and hostage negotiation, urban warfare and WMD exercises (including simulated nuclear, chemical and biological attacks) as well as terrorism related border security programs.


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posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 01:17 PM
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Training has to occur some place. Simulators and computer based training will only go so far. Mock disaster drills in parks and schools are small time.

They probably use the place for much larger scale training where infrastructure failures can be simulated.



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