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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:19 PM
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On 9/11, the U.S. Military Was Preparing for a Simulated Nuclear War
Very interesting, particularly in light of evidence that the WTC was nuked:

http://911blogger.com/news/2011-11-19/911-us-military-w...

While September 11, 2001 is well known as the day when the U.S. suffered its worst terrorist attack, what is little known is that it was also a day when large sections of the armed forces around the nation had been preparing to fight a simulated nuclear war, as part of major training exercises being conducted at the time. In their annual exercises "Vigilant Guardian" and "Global Guardian," the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Strategic Command (Stratcom) were scheduled to carry out what has been described as a "simulated air war," a "full-blown nuclear war" exercise, a "fictional nuclear war," and a "practice Armageddon."

No official attempts have been made to fully investigate these exercises and what effect they had on the military's response to the 9/11 attacks. But evidence indicates they caused at least some confusion over what was "real-world" and what was simulation, and they may also have been a factor behind the communication problems experienced by military personnel that day. Other evidence suggests that some actions that have been presented as reactions to the terrorist attacks may actually have been related to these exercises--actions such as raising the alert status of American armed services to Defcon 3 and closing the huge "blast doors" to NORAD's operations center in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado. There is also evidence that other "practice Armageddon" exercises were being conducted at the time of the 9/11 attacks, but details of these are unknown.
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AMERICA'S AIR DEFENDERS WERE SET TO FIGHT A 'SIMULATED AIR WAR' ON SEPTEMBER 11

EXERCISE SIMULATED A 'FULL-BLOWN NUCLEAR WAR' AGAINST RUSSIA

EXERCISE INCLUDED A SIMULATED HIJACKING

'GLOBAL GUARDIAN' EXERCISE TESTED STRATCOM'S ABILITY TO FIGHT A NUCLEAR WAR

SUBMARINES, BOMBERS, AND HUNDREDS OF PERSONNEL PARTICIPATED IN GLOBAL GUARDIAN

STRATCOM WAS AT INCREASED STATE OF ALERT, AIRCRAFT WERE 'SIMULATING THEIR WARTIME ROLES'

CREWS LOADED LIVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS ONTO BOMBERS

AIR FORCE COMMANDER THOUGHT FIRST ATTACK WAS EXERCISE SIMULATION

EXERCISE INCLUDED SIMULATED COMMUNICATION OUTAGES

NORAD CLOSED DOORS PROTECTING OPERATIONS CENTER FROM A NUCLEAR ATTACK

BLAST DOORS WERE CLOSED DURING EXERCISES

MILITARY'S ALERT STATUS WAS RAISED TO DEFCON 3

DEFCON 3 WAS INTENDED 'TO RESPOND TO A NUCLEAR THREAT'

DEFCON CHANGES WERE SIMULATED DURING EXERCISES

WERE THERE OTHER 'PRACTICE ARMAGEDDON' EXERCISES ON SEPTEMBER 11?

OFFICIAL INVESTIGATIONS OVERLOOKED THE 9/11 EXERCISES

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deconstruct911 Donating Member (809 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:42 PM
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1. Anything about the E-4B's?
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deconstruct911 Donating Member (809 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:45 PM
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2. Because of Global Guardian...
'Doomsday' Planes Airborne for Exercise - Because of Global Guardian, three special military command aircraft with sophisticated communications equipment, based at Offutt, are up in the air this morning. These E-4B National Airborne Operations Center planesnicknamed Doomsday planes during the Cold Warare intended to control nuclear forces from the air in times of crisis.

http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=global_...
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deconstruct911 Donating Member (809 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:50 PM
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3. Ah nvm
Edited on Mon Nov-28-11 01:52 PM by deconstruct911
I see it is covered in the 911blogger link. Interesting thanks for posting.
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 02:04 PM
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4. Did you know the Russians were conducting an excercise too?
Why wasn't this investigated? It was clearly planned and timed to distract the US forces and drag away every single fighter jet in the continental US.


:eyes:
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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:32 PM
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6. link please
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deconstruct911 Donating Member (809 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 08:17 PM
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7. I found this:

September 9-11, 2001: NORAD Begins Northern Vigilance Military Operation



NORAD begins Operation Northern Vigilance. For this military operation, it deploys fighters to Alaska and Northern Canada to monitor a Russian air force exercise in the Russian Arctic and North Pacific Ocean, scheduled for September 10 to September 14. The Russian exercise involves its bombers staging a mock attack against NATO planes that are supposedly planning an assault on Russia.

http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a0397ang


http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=anatoly...
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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:41 AM
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11. thanks
hard to know the significance of that -- coincidence or part of the larger op
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deconstruct911 Donating Member (809 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:50 PM
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12. Yea, I'm thinking the same...
It is also ironic because Anatoly Kornukov gave the order to shoot down KAL 007 which ties into able archer 83/cold war stuff. No info on the wargames, but Russian intelligence apparently ties in with the pre 9 11 insider trading and the drug trade in Afghanistan...
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zappaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:35 PM
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5. "particularly in light of evidence that the WTC was nuked"
Unfortunately, you seem to not know the meaning of "evidence".
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teddy51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:35 PM
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8. Curious, do you have anything to do with Zapata Corporation?
Zappaman - Zapata Corporation, sounds the same, and might be the same... Hmmm
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 10:44 PM
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9. That's impressive

Do you think Frank Zappa was in on it? Or are you utterly oblivious to Zappaman's avatar?
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zappaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 11:02 PM
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10. yes
My dad is George HW Bush and he killed JFK.
Man, you're good!
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:37 PM
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13. does he really need a sarcasm tag?
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:40 PM
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14. Nothing on simulated hijackings that day?
Thought that was also part of the VG exercise. Sure would be interesting to know if any commercial airliners were involved that day....I can think of 4 or 5 that are of particular interest.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:00 AM
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15. Anyone planning to do anything about our "defenseless" Pentagon? ROFL
Even one of the soldiers at the computers/radar commented ...

"Are we really supposed to believe this is coincidence?"

Love the investigators so quickly picking up the ACTORS on the streets -- !!!


Evidently the idea of being vigilant re democracy is something many don't understand?



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