Indy running a Nuke Drill

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, May 8, 2007.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Watch out. The .gov is often running a drill that eerily occurs at the very same time... but I digress.

    Published: May 07, 2007 11:50 pm

    Terre Haute base for new military exercises

    By Howard Greninger
    The Tribune-Star

    TERRE HAUTE — An eight-day military training exercise in which the state coordinates with local emergency response officials will begin Thursday and use Terre Haute International Airport-Hulman Field as a forward operating base.

    That means the airport will initially harbor about 1,500 personnel out of an estimated 3,000 people who will participate in one of the nation’s largest training exercises for a simulated nuclear explosion. In this simulation, a 10-kiloton nuclear device explodes in Indianapolis.

    The training exercise is called “Vigilant Guard,” one part of a nationwide exercise called Ardent Sentry that will test the national response plan, said Lt. Col. John R. Newman of the 181st Fighter Wing.

    The airport will be the first destination for about 2.6 million pounds of cargo, Newman said.

    “That is the equivalent of 32 C-17 [military cargo airplane] missions, but that could include some C-130 or even a C-5 aircraft. This is a big deal and we are glad they are picking us to make the nation safer. While we are at the crossroads of America, we are also literally the crossroads for air space as well,” Newman said.

    Once personnel and cargo are assembled, then a convoy will travel from the airport down Chamberlain Road to Indiana 42, then west to Indiana 46 and then to Interstate 70. The convoy will then go to Interstate 65 to Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center near Edinburgh and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, near North Vernon.

    “That means an increase in traffic and air activity. At Hulman Field, one of our key points is safety. People should not be alarmed, as it is a training exercise,” Newman said. “Don’t be alarmed if you see a lot of aircraft at the airport and increased traffic.”

    The Terre Haute Police Department, Vigo County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police will help move the convoy from the airport. State police will help coordinate the convoy statewide.

    About 150 people from Task Force 7, a regional response team of local and state emergency response agencies in Vigo, Vermillion, Clay, Sullivan, Parke, Owen, Greene and Putnam counties, will participate in the drill, said Aimee Einfeld, spokeswoman for the task force and the health educator/

    media coordinator for the Vigo County Health Department.

    “The role of Task Force 7 includes fire, law enforcement, state and local health officials, emergency response, hazardous materials, mental health and communications. The task force has already been involved in the planning” of the exercise, Einfeld said.

    Dr. Dorene Hojnicki, director of the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency, said the task force itself would have medical needs of its own if the nuclear explosion were real.

    “If you have an area that has already been hit, just like tornadoes that recently hit Kansas, there is no hospital or anything,” Hojnicki said. “We will bring medical support for our members so if they have minor medical needs, we can care for them onsite and not add to the burden of the people we are trying to assist,” she said.

    “There is also a logistical mission of what do we need and how do we handle things. We are also testing to see if our emergency operations center can operate” at the airport, she said.

    Hojnicki said she asked the Indiana Department of Transportation to place flashing signs on the eastbound lanes of the interstate to show there is a convoy, and to move to one lane.

    “This is Indiana in May, so we know we have race day and qualifications, so I-70 and U.S. 40 will be busy. We just want people to be aware of the increased traffic. This is a good test of the system.”

    Airport Director Dennis Dunbar said the airport will not close to general aviation traffic. Terre Haute’s airport is the largest airport closest to Indianapolis capable of handling large, fully loaded military aircraft. The airport will close Runway 14 to park some aircraft, he said.

    “In addition, we expect to see an increase in helicopter traffic, likely Blackhawk helicopters as well as VIP transport, similar to Lear jets or others,” he said.

    Terre Haute Mayor Kevin Burke said the exercise can show that Terre Haute is an excellent location for similar operations. “If we do this well and it is beneficial and really benefits the participants to be better prepared for such an event, then our chances of doing this on a regular basis increase,” the mayor said.

    “This is what we have talked about for the new missions for the 181st and [Terre Haute] being able to do things at the national level right here in the Wabash Valley,” the mayor said.

    Howard Greninger can be reached at (812) 231-4204 or
  2. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Every time something has blown up in this country theres been an exercise going on ( oklahoma city, 9/11)...Charleston wassupposed to have an excercise where device was detonated in the port( simulated), people found out about it and protested, I guess it was canceled.Well see if indy is still there or if "Iranian sleeper cell terrorists" detonate a small nuke...
  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Terre Haute is only about 20 miles from me. Maybe oughtta spend thursday in the bunker? ;)
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  5. pizzamonkey

    pizzamonkey Monkey+++

    Does anybody have a chart of how much of a radius is destroyed by such an explosion. Here in Youngstown OH, we probably aint much of a target their really is nothing left to blowup economicaly not much here, but Cleveland and Pittsburgh might be on the hit list. One of them go panic will hit Ytown we are right in the middle of it all.

    Love this site,,,,
  6. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Hey, I have to drive right past the airport on my way to the physical therapist (for my back) later this morning. I always see fighters landing or circling when I drive to Terre Haute.


    I wonder how long I can stand on the side of the highway in BDU's looking through binoculars before the abc's come talk to me?
  7. Pru

    Pru Monkey+++

    I've never heard about this. Can you please elaborate?
  8. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I'll elaborate for ya.

    Operation Vigilant Guard (going on now apparently from the info above) is awfully close to Operation Vigilant Guardian (found below on 911).

    For almost three years since 9/11 independent researchers have stockpiled individual smoking guns which prove that the official version of events was not only a lie but operationally impossible.​
    However, no single smoking gun has yet been forwarded to explain why air defenses categorically reversed Standard Operating Procedure and failed to respond to hijacked jetliners.​
    Until now. More and more individuals are looking at the facts and highlighting exercise drills that took place on the morning of 9/11.​
    It is clear that at least five if not six training exercises were in operation in the days leading up to and on the morning of 9/11. This meant that NORAD radar screens showed as many as 22 hijacked airliners at the same time. NORAD had been briefed that this was part of the exercise drill and therefore normal reactive procedure was forestalled and delayed.​
    The large numbers of 'blips' on NORAD screens that displayed both real and 'drill' hijacked planes explain why confused press reports emerged hours after the attack stating that up to eight planes had been hijacked. Click here for that article.​
    The drill scenario also explains a comment made by air traffic control personnel which was featured in a July 2004 BBC television report. Click here for that video clip and article. The controller is told that a hijacked airliner is heading for New York and responds by saying, "is this real world or an exercise?" ​
    Alex Jones was one of the first to highlight the wargames in his documentary film 'Masters of Terror', which was released in August 2002. Click here to watch a video clip. Alex explains why the Associated Press later had to admit the fact that the CIA were running drills of crashing planes into buildings on the morning of 9/11.​
    What were the drills called and what was their nature?​
    1) OPERATION NORTHERN VIGILANCE: This was planned months in advance of 9/11 and ensured that on the morning of 9/11, jet fighters were removed from patrolling the US east coast and sent to Alaska and Canada, therefore reducing the amount of fighter planes available to protect the east coast.​
    2) BIOWARFARE EXERCISE TRIPOD II: Alex Jones first reported on this back in May when Rudolph Giuliani let the details of it slip in his testimony to the 9/11 Commission. FEMA arrived in New York on September 10th to set up a command post located at Pier 29 under the auspices of a 'biowarfare exercise scheduled for September 12. This explains why Tom Kenney of FEMA's National Urban Search and Rescue Team, told Dan Rather of CBS News that FEMA had arrived in New York on the night of September 10th. This was originally dismissed as a slip of the tongue. Giuliani was to use this post as a command post on 9/11 after he evacuated WTC Building 7. As we reported back in January, Giuliani knew when to leave WTC 7 because he got advanced warning that the Trade Towers were about to collapse. "We were operating out of there when we were told that the World Trade Center was gonna collapse," Rudolph Giuliani told Peter Jennings of ABC News. How did Giuliani know the towers were about to collapse when no steel building in history had previously collapsed from fire damage?

    3) OPERATION VIGILANT GUARDIAN: This exercise simulated hijacked planes in the north eastern sector and started to coincide with 9/11. Lt. Col. Dawne Deskins, NORAD unit's airborne control and warning officer, was overseeing the exercise. At 8:40am she took a call from Boston Center which said it had a hijacked airliner. Her first words, as quoted by Newhouse News Service were, "It must be part of the exercise." This is another example of how the numerous drills on the morning of 9/11 deliberately distracted NORAD so that the real hijacked planes couldn't be intercepted in time.
    5) OPERATION VIGILANT WARRIOR: This was referenced in Richard Clarke's book 'Against All Enemies'. It is thought to have been the 'attack' component of the Vigilant Guardian exercise.​
    Another example of how air defenses were purposefully kept preoccupied so they couldn't protect New York was reported by this website in December of 2003. The Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, based at Atlantic City International Airport in Pomona, were just eight minutes away from New York and could have intercepted both Flight 11 and Flight 175.​
    Under NORAD procedures that date to the Cold War, two F-16 fighters from the 177th were parked around the clock on the Atlantic City runway. Pilots waited in a nearby building, ready to scramble.​
    But on the morning of 9/11, the F-16's were performing bombing runs over an empty stretch of the Pine Barrens near Atlantic City after being decommissioned from their usual role of protecting the skies of the east coast.​
    It was only after both trade towers were hit that the two F-16s landed and were refitted with air-to-air missiles, then sent aloft.​
    Now that we have established how NORAD were confused, delayed and distracted by the numerous wargames, the next question to ask is who if anyone was aware of which planes were 'real world' and which planes were 'exercise'? The answer to this question will provide us with the name of the individual who ran the operatonal execution of the 9/11 attack.​
    Dick Cheney.​
    Cheney was initially taken by the secret service to an underground bunker in the White House called the Presidential Emergency Operations Center. ​
    From there, according to CNN, Cheney directed the US government's response to the unfolding attack.​
    Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta was in the Presidential Emergency Operating Center with Vice President Cheney as Flight 77 approached Washington, D.C. On May 23, 2003 in front of the 9/11 Commission, Secretary Mineta testified: ​
    "During the time that the airplane was coming in to the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President, "The plane is 50 miles out." "The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to "the plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the Vice President, "Do the orders still stand?" And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?" ​
    As the plane in question hit the Pentagon, what else can we conclude but that the 'order' was not to shoot down the aircraft and to let it find its target.​
    Mineta stated that he did not know what the 'order' was because he wasn't there when it was made.​
    After the Pentagon was hit, Cheney was transfered to another bunker in what the Philadelphia Daily News describes as 'the underground Pentagon'. ​
    Site R, a highly secure complex of buildings inside Raven Rock Mountain near Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., close to the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line and about seven miles north of Camp David, is a 53-year-old facility conceived at the start of the Cold War as an alternate command center in the event of nuclear war or an attack on Washington.​
    The bunker is built into a mountain hillside and is virtually camouflaged to the naked eye. The location betrays itself by the vast gaggle of satellites, microwave towers and antennae that festoon the perimeter. Inside the facility there are computer filled caverns and communication and tracking technology that would put a James Bond movie to shame.​
    The entire facility is guarded by heavily armed military police.​
    Within hours of 9/11 unfolding, five choppers had landed on the facility's helipad and top officials such as Paul Wolfowitz were ushered in to join Cheney in the command bunker.​
    Site R - also known as Raven Rock or the Alternate Joint Communications Center is from where vice-President Dick Cheney ran the aftermath of the 9/11 attack. Cheney's command superceded the orders of the Pentagon, the FAA or the White House. He is the number one suspect in the murder of nearly 3,000 innocent people.​
    In May of 2001, by presidential order, Cheney was handed direct control of all wargame and drill operations. This meant he was solely in charge of the overlapping NORAD drills and wargames on the morning of 9/11, that prevented Standard Operating Procedure from being implemented, and any of the hijacked planes being intercepted.​
    The smoking guns of 9/11 are no longer disparate jigsaw pieces that serve to just raise more questions than they answer. We now have a coherent and plausible explanation of how the events unfolded, why there was no air defense response, and a prime suspect as to who executed these actions. The facts fit this version of events.​
    The 9/11 truth movement has just taken a giant leap towards dismantling the lies of September 11and finally offering justice for those who lost their lives on that terrible day.

    Should I be concerned?
  9. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Good, the dates indicate this Fuster-Cluck will be over by the time my 70+ year old parents are driving up to Crawfordsville, Indiana at the end of the month. I'd sure hate to think of Dad driving into that mess! [dunno]
  10. Pru

    Pru Monkey+++

    Thanks Blackjack.

    I don't know what to think after reading that. I'm gonna run it by Mr. Pru and see what he thinks.
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