(Jay Syrmopoulos) Training for the same scenario on the same day it happens —similar to 9/11, the London subway bombings and Paris theater mass terror attacks.
by Jay Syrmopoulos, December 20th, 2017
In what can be described as yet another in a long line of extremely strange “coincidences,” numerous agencies were preparing to conduct training for a “mass casualty incident” with DuPont City Mayor Mike Courts at the same time that an Amtrak train derailed and killed three people, according to an early report on the incident by a local ABC affiliate.
The ABC reporter notes, as seen in the video below:
“The Mayor tells me, ironically, today–they were doing training for a mass casualty incident and that he was here along with many other agencies planning their day when this situation and news developed.”
The train was traveling over 80 mph in a 30 mph zone, when it jumped the tracks, striking and killing three people, while leaving over 100 injured, according to reports.
Oddly, similar situations played out during the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the July 7, 2007 London subway bombings, and the Paris theater attack on November 13, 2015—which all saw training drills taking place virtually simultaneously to the real-life event for which they were training.
During the Paris attack, which left over 158 dead, Paris-area emergency personnel and ambulance crews were taking part in a simulated emergency exercise on the very same day the terrorist attacks took place.
The exact nature of the drill was a simulated mass shooting attack, according to Dr. Mathieu Raux, emergency room chief at the Pitié-Salpetrière hospital in Paris.
According to a report by Bloomberg:
During Friday’s exercise, trauma specialists used a centralized dispatch system to set priorities and direct victims to the ER best equipped to treat their injuries. Ambulance services made sure they were ready to roll, and hospitals verified that surgeons and staff could be quickly summoned to treat arriving victims. “We tested every link in the chain,” Raux said. Because Paris emergency physicians work 24-hour shifts, virtually every ER doctor on duty in the city Friday night had already taken part in the exercise earlier that day.
While Paris-area emergency crews have regularly practiced emergency exercises since the attacks at Charlie Hedbo in January, in which 16 people were killed, the fact that the simulated emergency exercise and the actual events in Paris virtually mirrored one another raise some intriguing questions.
What makes the aforementioned cases noteworthy is that this is not the first time that these types of emergency drills for the exact scenario unfolding were taking place at virtually the same moment the actual incident began.
During the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) was in the midst of a training exercise called Vigilant Guardian, which “coincidentally” simulated planes being hijacked by terrorists.
A story in Aviation Week made clear the connection between the 9/11 attacks and the NORAD drills taking place at virtually the same moment:
At 8:40 a.m. EDT, Tech. Sgt. Jeremy W. Powell of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (Norad) Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) in Rome, N.Y., took the first call from Boston Center. He notified NEADS commander Col. Robert K. Marr, Jr., of a possible hijacked airliner, American Airlines Flight 11.
“Part of the exercise?” the colonel wondered. No; this is a real-world event, he was told. Several days into a semiannual exercise known as Vigilant Guardian, NEADS was fully staffed, its key officers and enlisted supervisors already manning the operations center “battle cab.”
In retrospect, the exercise would prove to be a serendipitous enabler of a rapid military response to terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Senior officers involved in Vigilant Guardian were manning Norad command centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, available to make immediate decisions.
As if these three training events weren’t a strange enough “coincidence,” the London subway attacks on July 7, 2005, also encompassed drills happening only days prior to that terrorist attack.
A report by the Daily Mail noted:
Police completed a terror training exercise, which envisaged an attack on London’s transport network just days before the 7/7 atrocity, an inquest heard today.
During the ‘table top’ drill, officers were asked to respond to imaginary bombings at Waterloo, Embankment and St James’s Park Underground stations.
But there was absolutely no intelligence at the time to suggest such an attack was imminent, the hearing was told…
Christopher Coltart, barrister for some of the bereaved families, told the inquest the ‘Hanover’ exercise, which took place on July 1 and July 2 2005 and involved officers from the Met’s anti-terror branch, ‘had at its core, an attack on the Underground’.
Asked if it was simply a ‘coincidence’ that this took place just days before 7/7, Mr Allison replied: ‘That’s entirely correct.’
While coincidences do happen, the odds of these drills being run in such close proximity to the actual events being trained for taking place seems remote, and begs the question as to whether these drills seemingly predicting actual events is truly just a “coincidence,” or are perhaps an indication of something else.
While it is a commonly known fact that the CIA utilizes foreign terror groups to destabilize governments targeted by the United States, a much lesser known fact is that numerous whistleblowers have come forward to claim that U.S. intelligence services not only use terrorism to achieve foreign policy goals, but to actually create domestic terror incidents to “blind the masses.”
The most recent intelligence whistleblower is David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, and the second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence.
Steele, a former CIA clandestine services case officer, had this to say:
“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.”
Food for thought!
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Jay Syrmopoulos is a geopolitical analyst, freethinker, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs and holds a BA in International Relations. Jay’s writing has been featured on both mainstream and independent media – and has been viewed tens of millions of times. You can follow him on Twitter @SirMetropolis and on Facebook at SirMetropolis.
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