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Infowars.com correspondents Darrin McBreen and Aaron Dykes are on the ground in Denver, Colorado, covering a massive martial law take-over drill now underway.
More than 100 federal and state agencies are currently involved in Operation Mountain Guardian, billed as a drill to simulate a terrorist attack based on events in Mumbai that killed 164 people in 2008.
Infowars.com will post video reports all day. McBreen and Dykes have filed several reports as of this morning:
Operation Mountain Guardian
There is a training exercise for emergency personnel scheduled to occur on Friday, September 23, 2011 in numerous locations across the Denver Metro Area.
Operation Mountain Guardian Emergency Exercise
September 23, 2011
Contact: Lynn Kimbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org 720.913.9025
Operation Mountain Guardian is a terrorism-based full-scale exercise sponsored by the North Central All-Hazards Emergency Management Region, Denver Urban Area Security Initiative, and Front Range Metropolitan Medical Response System. The exercise is a Homeland Security Grant funded event made possible due to grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through FEMA Region VIII and the State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.
The exercise will involve first responders from approximately a hundred different agencies, will be conducted at ten separate locations and will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day. The exercise has been designed as a learning event for regional first responders to test their capabilities in a scenario that will involve a terrorist-driven catastrophic situation. The exercise is scheduled to begin at 5:00am and end by 4:30pm.
Exercise play will occur at Denver International Airport and the four primary sites:
Park Meadows Mall
Smedley Elementary School
Denver Union Station
Community College of Aurora (Lowry Campus)
Catholic Charities and Sports Authority Field at Mile High will participate in an administrative fashion to test student/teacher processing activities. Sky Ridge Medical Center, Denver Health Medical Center, and University of Colorado Hospital will participate for the purpose of testing medical surge capabilities and communicating within Incident Command.
For more information on affected bus routes please see the Regional Transportation District's news release.
A Public Information Officer will be available at each primary location to coordinate safe access for media representatives and provide information. A Denver Joint Information Center PIO will also be available at 720-865-7695.
MEDIA: Please contact the Joint Information Center or on site PIO for inquiries related to this exercise (not individual agencies). Media inquiries not associated with this event should continue to be directed to the appropriate agency.
NOTE: This is a training exercise for emergency personnel. To ensure the public's safety, as well as the safety of emergency personnel and all those with a specific role in this exercise, we respectfully ask that the public (non- participants in this exercise) distance themselves from all of the locations in the County in which the exercise is being conducted.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Or it could have something to do with the fact Spetember is National Emergency Preparedness month?
Originally posted by Brad Jones
Alex is talking with them now saying school buses full of kids are being driven to sports stadiums (FEMA Camps) to be processed.
Originally posted by 1825114
Originally posted by 1825114
Men suspected of being mercenaries for Moammar Gadhafi, are held in a district sports center next to the medina, set up as provisory jail in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital.
Virtually all of the detainees say they are innocent migrant workers, and in most cases there is no evidence that they are lying. But that is not stopping the rebels from placing the men in facilities like the Gate of the Sea sports club, where about 200 detainees — all black — clustered on a soccer field this week, bunching against a high wall to avoid the scorching sun.
Handling the prisoners is one of the first major tests for the rebel leaders, who are scrambling to set up a government that they promise will respect human rights and international norms, unlike the dictatorship they overthrew.
The rebels' National Transitional Council has called on fighters not to abuse prisoners and says those accused of crimes will receive fair trials.There has been little credible evidence of rebels killing or systematically abusing captives during the six-month conflict. Still, the African Union and Amnesty International have protested the treatment of blacks inside Libya, saying there is a potential for serious abuse.
Aladdin Mabrouk, a spokesman for Tripoli's military council, said no one knows how many people have been detained in the city, but he guessed more than 5,000. While no central registry exists, he said neighborhood councils he knows have between 200 and 300 prisoners each. The city of 1.8 million has dozens of such groups.
Justice Minister Mohammed al-Alagi told reporters this week that he'd visited several detention centers and found conditions "up to international standards."
"We are building a Libya of tolerance and freedom, not of revenge," he said.
Football stadiums being used as prisons after mass arrests follow weekend of government violence in Syria
- Mediterranean City stadium in Banias modified to act as giant jail
- More than 400 residents dragged from homes since Saturday
- Soldiers shoot dead four women as human chain blocks tanks' advance
- UN humanitarian team refused entry to Daraa, despite previous agreement
- Yemen security forces kill six after firing on teachers protesting wage cut
The Syrian government is using football stadiums as makeshift prisons after security forces dragged hundreds of residents from their homes.
Stadiums are being used in at least two cities - Banias and Daraa - after mass arrests were made on Monday, said Rami Abdul-Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Security forces broke into homes in the Damascus suburb of Modemiyah and arrested residents arbitrarily as part of government intimidation tactics used to suppress uprisings by protesters asking for reform...
Originally posted by 1825114..."M.U.S.T. - Surveilance tower in a van"
Friday, September 9, 2011
US lawmakers yesterday witnessed a special demonstration of the Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST), an elevated monitoring tower that is set to be used by law enforcement in the United States as part of an emergency response to civil unrest.
The device, manufactured by Terrahawk, LLC, is basically a high-tech prison guard tower fitted with surveillance and communications capabilities...
Another promotional video for the device shows it being used outside a sports stadium...
Originally posted by 1825114
...speaking of katrina, I just came across this, from 2007. It's fema talking up their cooperation with sports complexes, and the great job they'd done in restoring them after turning them into camps...
BILOXI, Miss. -- Even in the mind-numbing heat that defines summers in Mississippi, boys and girls still eagerly take to the field to play America's pastime. A softball field at the Rudy Moran Sports Complex in D'Iberville, named in honor of a former county employee, will be open for business within a week and local high school softball teams can hardly wait.
The softball field was used as an emergency temporary housing site for nearly 40 families after Katrina. Two years later, the trailers are gone and teams are gearing up to play again...
...The parks and recreation director receives regular help from Jerry Harper, a FEMA contractor monitor...
..."We understand housing people is more important than sports. And all of our leagues have been great about working with each other knowing FEMA trailers were still out here,"...
Eight of the 12 closed parks that temporarily housed more than 600 families across the Gulf Coast have been remediated and returned to their local communities.
combine that/them with the national guard's responsibilty to deal with civil unrest...
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.
Originally posted by 1825114
FEMA Partnering With Minor League Baseball
Since 2004, the Ready Campaign has partnered with Citizen Corps and Minor League Baseball™ to help spread the importance of emergency preparedness to baseball fans at stadiums nationwide. Minor League Baseball stadiums have provided the Ready Campaign with the ideal venue and opportunity to reach millions of baseball fans and their communities to encourage them to get prepared.
...by "encourage them to get prepared for disaster," it kind of seems like they mean "get them acclimated to the pressence of troops, weaponry, and military vehicles around the sports complex" ...
just look at the list of scheduled demonstrations and their descriptions. here's the year prior... www.ready.gov...
Originally posted by lo7s3v3n7ol
Infowars is such a drama queen. Not over a hundred agencies, and not martial law practice. Yeah spin that crap far and thin, whydontchya.
So there's this. I was watching Robin Meade in the Morning (my most favorite news source ever) and she did an excellent 15 second piece on FEMA, and she capped it by saying that FEMA's budget would run out in a week. That's an excellent piece of information, considering the new budget is issued OCT 1.
This exercise is obviously just an exercise to the first responders involved, and it's OBVIOUSLY some kind of cover up for those of us who just KNOW that everything is a cover up and a gear up for TSHF. Nothing is what it seems, even if it is.
Alex Jones needs to go back to creativity school, and give up his tired old bent. There's plenty of better fiction to spew repeatedly and endlessly. And for the love of GOD, the 'poetic' license for the purpose of riling his minions has to be minimized.