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Why is FEMA trying to cover up NLE 10?

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posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 06:21 PM
FEMA has removed any mention of NLE 2010 from its website.

NLE exercises track back to 2000, when Congress mandated them to test top government officials' responses to a nuclear, biological or chemical attack.

They have been public since then, right up until now.
Why the sudden change?

NLE 2010 was scheduled to be an exercise based on National Planning Scenario 1 which simulated a nuclear detonation in a U.S. city, the scenario: Las Vegas was to be the epicenter of this hypothetical attack and that left “hundreds of thousands” of as casualties, and over 300,000 as refugees and over 1 million as displaced.

The controversy surrounding the excercise as such a scenario, regardless of its national security benefits seems obvious.

According to the Washington Post, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), was vocal about the exercise’s in Nevada and that the event would have a negative fiscal impact on the State.

However buried in The Post's write up is this scary bit of information.

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."

An excerpt from Obama's Speech at the Nuclear Security Summit, April 13 2010 in which he emphasized that the threat of terrorists using nuclear weapons inside of major metropolitan cities is one of the “greatest threats” that the world faces:

Two decades after the end of the Cold War, we face a cruel irony of history — the risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down, but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up.

Nuclear materials that could be sold or stolen and fashioned into a nuclear weapon exist in dozens of nations. Just the smallest amount of plutonium — about the size of an apple — could kill and injure hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Terrorist networks such as al Qaeda have tried to acquire the material for a nuclear weapon, and if they ever succeeded, they would surely use it. Were they to do so, it would be a catastrophe for the world — causing extraordinary loss of life, and striking a major blow to global peace and stability.

In short, it is increasingly clear that the danger of nuclear terrorism is one of the greatest threats to global security — to our collective security.

A website that downloaded a copy of FEMA NLE document and is making the document available to the public is being asked to remove it.

Public Intelligence has received a request from FEMA to remove a “For Official Use Only” document regarding the National Level Exercise 2010 (NLE 10), which was scheduled for this coming May.

What is strange is the attempt that is now being made by FEMA to eliminate references to the exercises and remove from circulation a document that has played an important role in drawing attention to the exercise. As the state of NLE 10 is unclear at the moment, it is difficult to say whether the request is truly motivated by security or whether there is a more dubious intention.

FEMA NLE 2010 On Public Intellegence own server, not a .mil or .gov site.

[edit on 17-4-2010 by burntheships]

posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 06:22 PM
If they were ever trying to hide it, why would they announce it in the first place?

I don't know why they removed it now. It is curious, though.

posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 06:51 PM
Ever noticed how when you make a decent post about a thing of national significance and put an unfamiliar acronym in the title there are only a couple there to hear the sound?

posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 07:03 PM
This matter is best described as something that FEMA knows if they promote or make normal media releases that if anything happens, that it will become immediately suspicious that the federal government was practicing for an emergency that just so happens while you're training for that potential terror threat?

With the bogus 911 investigation on many peoples mind, those in the know already know that it would be best to drop the self promotion of those events that are planned for the cover to the real operation taking place within the overt operation that was called NLE 10. Keeping the one separate from the other is best so as not to draw attention to the plan which most likely spells out the real terrorist plan and the targets involved.

If the media and the talking heads began talking or reporting on the NLE 10 exercise, they would be putting out prepared DOD media releases. It would be too suspicious to have the media talking about the plan only to have the plan become fact.

Now I know I may be thinking too much, but in my mind, it is best to drop a subject matter if in the event there is the likely hood that some potential covert false flag operation could be planned within the NLE 10 exercise.
Once it is suspected that it is an inside job, this time, people aren't going to buy the bag of lies that came right after 911 and all the lies that moved us into a war in the middle east that shows no end in sight of ever ending.

Keeping quiet or diminishing any media coverage of NLE 10 is in my mind an attempt to draw attention away from what may be coming our way. This time it is going to be much, much worse and in that regard, they are just trying to be more careful than ever before because they know that if we suspect the federal government from the beginning, that public support for whatever lies they wish to sell the American public will be impossible to sell if we suspect another inside false flag operation being used to get us into another war for those that need a war to perpetuate their making blood profits at the expense of the innocent and those that just wanted to be left alone.

Thanks for the posting.

posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 12:44 PM
reply to post by MaxBlack

Insigtful post, thanks!

This feels not right, and it brings to mind Tom Clancy's novel, Rainbow Six which is due for release this year 2010. With DHS trying to squelch coverage on this latest drill it does ring alarm bells, false flag?

The novel Rainbow Six describes Rainbow as an international counter-terrorism operation hosted by NATO and funded by money funneled through the U.S. Department of the Interior...
...Rainbow is portrayed as the "blackest of black" operations, and it works off of its very own intelligence service which has intelligence contacts all over the world


After searching it does apprear that NLE is still on schedule,
although it appears FEMA has indeed attempted to "scrub" it from
the publics eye.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command will exercise their response abilities to a variety of events during an intensive eight-day national level exercise in May.

National Level Exercise 2-08 will run May 1-8 and will exercise national capabilities to prepare and respond to multiple incidents including both natural disasters and terrorist incidents. The exercise will include hurricane preparedness and response and Defense Support to Civil Authorities coordination in response to a weapon of mass destruction terrorist attack.

USNORTHCOM’s primary exercise venues for NLE 2-08 include locations in Washington and Oregon. Exercise scenarios include multiple terrorist attacks in the state of Washington, an accidental chemical agent release in Oregon, a Category 4 hurricane impacting the mid-Atlantic Coast and the National Capitol Region region and aerospace events throughout North America

[edit on 18-4-2010 by burntheships]

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