There has been a lot of talk on the web about the phenomenon of 'drills going live', but I thought I would dedicate a post to the topic now, and see how many I can dig up in the wee hours of a monday morning.
As it turns out, many of the terror attacks and world events of the last decade have coincided with simultaneous drills by government agencies or the military. I suppose it can be (and the government surely has attempted to make this explanation) that this coincidence is the result of the fact that there are just so many drills going on all the time. Well, let's take a look and see if that answer satisfies us after we have looked at the examples.
Way back in 1990, there was actually a wargame going on simulating an Iraqi invasion of Kuwait when the actual event took place.
Now let's look at drills occurring on 9/11.
Fema arrived in New York late at night on Sept 10th, and "went into action" on the 11th. According to Giuliani, there was apparently a drill for biochemical attack scheduled for the 12th.
U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, which operates spy satellites, was conducting a simulation of a plane crash into their headquarters (near Dulles Airport in Virginia) on September 11!
The Airforce and Norad was conducting a couple drills which went live on 9/11.
Lastly we have this Washington Post article where you can read in the 6th paragraph how on the morning of 9/11, right before the attacks, Medic Matt Rosenberg was in Corridor 8 of the Pentagon studying "a new medical emergency disaster plan based on the unlikely scenario of an airplane crashing into the place." (Curiously also in that paragraph is mentioned Charles Burlingame who "worked on anti-terrorism strategies in the Pentagon" and, according to the official story, would soon be flying the same 757, American Airlines Flight 77, which later is flown right INTO the pentagon as part of a very real act of terrorism )
If that weren't enough you also have this wonderful video below concerning the 7/7 attacks in London and a drill which was taking place on that very day as well.
It has been speculated on the internet that these drills are used to mask government involvement, complicity, or preparations for the attacks.
But at the risk of truly entering the realm of the bizarre, I must also mention that there was even a drill going on testing an online system to coordinate relief efforts by the Defence Information Systems Agency before the recent earthquake in Haiti. From Nextgov: "Jean Demay, DISA’s technical manager for the agency’s Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project, happened to be at the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Miami preparing for a test of the system in a scenario that involved providing relief to Haiti in the wake of a hurricane. After the earthquake hit on Tuesday, Demay said SOUTHCOM decided to go live with the system."
Far-fetched it may be, but Defence Secretary Cohen back in 1997 had this to say in a keynote address to a terrorism conference:
"Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that's why this is so important."