Alex talks to an officer from his home state of Texas about the Fusion Centers training police and new hires to be like the same military force that is over in iraq terrorizing iraqi citizens under a total police state run stystem. Continue reading
What really happened at the DHS-Chicago Terror Drill? Why did a Congressman attack two college students? Are U.S. skies going to be crawling with predator drones? Is President Obama calling for forced vaccinations in his latest Executive Order? Join us on this weeks edition as we uncover the answers to these questions. Plus, we have an exclusive interview with Mark Anderson of the American Free Press on the power of the alternative media. Continue reading
(NBCChicago) – Disaster. Mayhem. Panic in the streets.
Chicago could look a lot like a Michael Bay movie-in-action this weekend when massive emergency response exercise takes place in and around the city.
The Illinois National Guard says more than 50 local, state, federal and private agencies will participate in the drill to learn how to respond to disasters. The five-day training exercise will run from Sunday through Thursday, June 17.
Officials with the Illinois National Guard say the event is a “full-scale exercise” and residents can expect to see emergency responders throughout the Chicago area “look and acting” as if it were a real disaster mission. Read entire article
(CNN) – BP had three indications of trouble aboard the doomed drill rig Deepwater Horizon in the hour before the April 20 explosion that sank the offshore platform, congressional investigators reported Tuesday.
Witnesses reported the well was spurting liquid and pressure tests indicated “a very large abnormality” was occurring aboard the rig, according to a memo released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday afternoon.
The memo summarizes preliminary findings of BP’s own investigation into the disaster, which left 11 workers dead and uncapped an undersea gusher that has spewed crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for a month.
The well unexpectedly spouted fluid three times in the 51 minutes before the explosion and pressure on the drill pipe “unexpectedly increased” before the blast, the memo states. In addition, BP’s investigation “raised concerns about the maintenance history, modification, inspection, and testing” of blowout preventer, a critical piece of equipment that has failed to shut down the well. – Source: CNN
(OpEdNews) – The Department of Justice and congressional committees should open a preliminary inquiry about whether BP committed perjury in testimony before Congress. All video of the spill should be released publicly. Subpoenas should be issued for any information from within BP about its private estimates of the size of the spill and the dangers of the dispersants. Key BP personnel should be formally interviewed by investigators.
Two specific issues should be investigated: Read More Here
(ABC) – Video: Scuba Diver Describes Oil Spill From Underwater – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – US has approved 19 environmental drilling waivers since oil spill – Read More Here
(FDL) – Awful News From The Gulf: Explosions Collapse Seafloor At Deepwater Horizon Well Head
A series of explosions appears to have collapsed the seafloor and blown up the BOP at the well head. Oil and gas are billowing out of a depression in the seafloor where the BOP used to be at an exponentially greater rate than anything seen before. Read More Here
(ChannelNewsAsia) – BP launches PR fightback over oil spill
Under-fire oil giant BP launched a public relations fightback on Monday over the Gulf of Mexico rig spill, pledging up to 500 million dollars to study the impact and taking out major newspaper ads. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Oil Tax Increase By Congress Would Fund Federal Cleanup, Response To Oil Spills
Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple – to 32 cents a barrel – a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Wetlands cleanup may be impossible
“Just the compaction of humanity bringing equipment in, walking on them, will kill them,” said David White, a wetlands ecologist from Loyola University in New Orleans. Read More Here
Deepwater Horizon – Situation Map – See Map Here
(FreakOutNation) – Video: 24 Miles Of Louisiana Is Destroyed: “Everything In It Is Dead”
After the BP oil spill last month, BP speculated that the damage was minimal, relatively speaking. A picture is worth a thousand words as they say: Continue reading
(HuffingtonPost) – As the federal and congressional probes continue into the causes of the Gulf oil rig explosion, new information is coming to light about the failure of a key device, the blowout preventer, to shut off the gushing well, which could have prevented the growing catastrophe.
And new questions are being raised about the testing of the preventers. At today’s hearing before a House subcommittee, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., revealed that the blowout preventer had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system and had failed a negative pressure test just hours before the April 20 explosion. And at a hearing in Louisiana on Tuesday, the government engineer who gave oil giant BP the final approval to drill admitted that he never asked for proof that the preventer worked. Read More Here
(Oil-Price) – Use nukes to contain the oil spill
A leading Russian daily has come up with another option-nuke the spill. Though it sounds more like fiction and somewhat outlandish, the fact is that Soviet Russia had used controlled nuclear explosions to contain oil spills, on at least five different occasions. Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Video: Oil spill: BP had wrong diagram to close blowout preventer – Read More Here
(Examiner) – Dead Dolphins found on Gulf Shore as spill moves to threaten National Wildlife Refuge – Read More Here
(Rense) – Hay Was Used Successfully On The 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill – Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Alaska’s Murkowski blocks Senate on higher oil spill liability – Read More Here
(KSFY) – Tomorrow begins a two day terrorism response drill that will be held here in the city of Sioux Falls.
The National Guard, Sioux Falls Fire and other first responders will be taking part, simulating a response to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction.
If you think we’re safe because we’re in Sioux Falls, think about this: in 1995, before Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building, one of his other targets had been the Sioux Falls Federal Building.
Sirens, soldiers and people in moon suits helping the sick and the dying. For the next two days, this is the grim scenario that will play out in Sioux Falls. The Times Square car bomb case seems a million miles away from here. Read entire article
(KurtNimmo) – Drill Held at D.C. Transit Station Days Before Pentagon Shooting
Coincidence? Several days before John Patrick Bedell attacked two Pentagon cops and was killed, D.C. police staged a drill at the Friendship Heights Metro station in in Northwest Washington. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Bedell a Libertarian “Terrorist” Soros Linked Blog Claims
For the establishment leftoids, the verdict is in — John Patrick Bedell was not only a rightwing, anti-government terrorist, but a Libertarian to boot. Read More Here
(WashingtonPost) – Pentagon guards trained for attack like that of gunman’s
They’re both former service members — one a Marine who guarded U.S. embassies all over the world, the other an Air Force reservist who worked as a New Orleans cop — who made second careers in the police force that protects the Pentagon. Read More Here
(WashingtonPost) – Experts: Pentagon shooter, others strike symbols of ‘power for the powerless’
The setting was seemingly random: an outer gate at the Pentagon at evening rush hour. But John Patrick Bedell’s violent rampage Thursday made him only the latest in the growing ranks of the disaffected and disturbed to take aim at a symbol of official Washington. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Bedell, Stack, and Von Brunn: Blame It On the Internet
Janet Napolitano and the DHS are now vindicated. The mentally disturbed Pentagon shooter is more evidence of rightwing extremism violence. Or so Bill Weir of ABC News insists. The corporate media “journalist” (teleprompter reader) and co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend Edition waved around a printout out of the DHS report this morning. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Pentagon Shooting Yet Another Sign of Boiling Anti-Government Sentiment
The media are trying to find political affiliations for the Pentagon shooter, but they’re missing the big picture. Read More Here
(AlManar) – A two-day exercise simulating a response to a biological warfare attack will begin Wednesday in the Dan region. The exercise, which will be the largest of its kind in Israel’s history, will be carried out in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Holon, seeks to evaluate the ability of the Home Front, medical services, rescue teams and municipal authorities to respond to conditions created by a biological catastrophe caused either by terrorists or by some kind of accident. Continue reading
(JPost) – US to drill Iranian attack scenario
A top Pentagon official said Monday that a US missile defense drill would simulate an Iranian attack – a departure from the usual scenario of a North Korean attack – according to Reuters. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Iran: Gordon Brown condemns test firing of missile capable of hitting Israel
Gordon Brown warned Iran it faced tougher sanctions after Tehran claimed it had successfully tested an upgraded version of its longest-range Sajjil-2 missile. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Iran says U.S. fuel sanctions move will fail
A senior Iranian oil official said on Wednesday a move by U.S. lawmakers to target the Islamic Republic with fuel sanctions would not cause any problems because Tehran had many suppliers. Read More Here
“One step out of line and Israeli warplanes will be completely destroyed,” said Hajizadeh
Tehran began on Monday the second day of a sweeping aerial drill, which will last for five days, with a strong warning to Tel Aviv that Israeli warplanes “will come tumbling down” if they step out of line. Continue reading
In preparation for the distinct possibility of a mandatory vaccination of the American public, a county in Minnesota will hold a mass vaccination drill today dubbed “Operation Big Shot.” County officials expect “300 volunteers to conduct the drill alongside about 200 health department staff members. They emphasized that staffers will not dispense actual vaccinations,” according to The Star Tribune. Continue reading
The testimony of a woman who claimed she was part of a military drill in California centered around setting up roadblocks to check if people had received the H1N1 vaccine has potentially been validated with another report of a swine flu checkpoint near San Diego. Continue reading
(JPost) – US Navy missile ships started arriving in Israel on Sunday ahead of next month’s joint missile defense exercise between the IDF and the American military’s European Command. Continue reading
Rick Spencer saw his share of emergencies as athletic trainer at Salt Lake City’s Highland High School — but never gas inhalation. Continue reading
Soldiers teamed up with police at Fort Lee, Virginia this week for a three day long “anti-terrorism drill” that involved defending themselves from actors playing the part of “agitated” protesters. Continue reading
(Reuters) – An Israeli submarine sailed the Suez Canal to the Red Sea as part of a naval drill last month, defense sources said on Friday, describing the unusual maneuver as a show of strategic reach in the face of Iran. Continue reading
US security authorities have conducted a semi-clandestine nuclear fallout drill in the City of New York in order to be prepared “for the worst.” Continue reading
Israel has launched its largest-ever military exercise to test its capabilities against potential missile attacks, bombings and riots. Continue reading
The Israeli military holds its most extensive nationwide drill, signaling its intentions for a possible attack on Iran which they admit can ignite an all-out war in the region. Continue reading
A good doctor is one who will tell his patient what ails him, no matter how bad the news… A good doctor begins by making a correct diagnosis of his patient’s condition. A bad doctor, however, either cannot make a proper diagnosis (because he lacks expertise) or, worst still, he hides the truth from his patient… Continue reading
As the Israeli-predicted date for war on Iran draws closer, a report says Israeli’s missile operators have begun weekly drills to hone their skills. Continue reading
Alaska health officials and the Anchorage School District teamed up Wednesday to prepare for a worst case scenario by practicing a mass dispensing of vaccines. Continue reading
On June 22-23, 2001, just under 3 months before 9/11, the U.S. military held a senior-level war game at Andrews Air Force Base called Dark Winter. The scenario of this bio-terrorism drill was designed to simulate a smallpox attack in three states in which one of these states would be Pennsylvania. Continue reading
The Home Front Command is preparing to hold the largest exercise ever in Israeli history, scheduled to take place in about two months, in hopes of priming the populace and raising awareness of the possibility of war breaking out. Continue reading
North Korea has ordered its military to be combat ready, state media said early Monday, ahead of joint US-South Korean maneuvers that Pyongyang has described as a prelude to war. Continue reading
‘Routine’ activity part of training for war on terror Continue reading