The 9/11 Incident
On 9/11, planes (supposedly) hijacked by Saudi and Yemeni nationals armed with box cutters flew all across the USofA, for hours, without one of them being intercepted and/or shot down by any of America's defenses. The one plane that crashed into a field was (supposedly) due to the passengers fighting with the hijackers resulting in a crash.
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Agency planned exercise on Sept. 11 built around a plane crashing into a building , Boston Globe.
In what the government describes as a bizarre coincidence, one U.S. intelligence agency was planning an exercise last Sept. 11 in which an errant aircraft would crash into one of its buildings. But the cause wasn't terrorism -- it was to be a simulated accident.
Officials at the Chantilly, Va.-based National Reconnaissance Office had scheduled an exercise that morning in which a small corporate jet would crash into one of the four towers at the agency's headquarters building after experiencing a mechanical failure.
The agency is about four miles from the runways of Washington Dulles International Airport.
Adding to the coincidence, American Airlines Flight 77 -- the Boeing 767 that was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon -- took off from Dulles at 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 50 minutes before the exercise was to begin. It struck the Pentagon around 9:40 a.m., killing 64 aboard the plane and 125 on the ground.
The National Reconnaissance Office operates many of the nation's spy satellites. It draws its personnel from the military and the CIA.
Global Guardian and the September 11 Attacks, Wikipedia.
The September 11 attacks in 2001 occurred during that year's Global Guardian and Vigilant Guardian joint exercises. That year, according to the 9/11 Commission Report, Vigilant Guardian 'postulated a bomber attack from the former Soviet Union' on North America.
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States investigated the possibility that Vigilant Guardian preparations compromised the military's response to the attacks on September 11. They concluded that the exercise may have had, in fact, the effect of expediting the response to the attacks.
On page 17 of the 9/11 Commission Report when Boston center calls NEADS (Northeast Air Defense Sector), the response from NEADS was "is this real world or exercise?". According to the 9/11 Commission's staff statement No. 17, for instance, page 26 of the Commission's final report documents FAA's report of a "phantom flight 11" at 9:21, 35 minutes after the real flight 11 crashed into the WTC and even longer after the war games are alleged to have been aborted. However, General Ralph Eberhart told the 9/11 Commission “it took about 30 seconds” to make the adjustment to the real-world situation (note 116 to chapter 1).
Well, yes, the general would say that to obey the first commandment of any bureaucracy, CYA: Cover Your Ass.
In my view, the exercise obfuscated the real world incident and served to create chaos, confusion and panic, with the obviously confused radar operators and officers not knowing if a blip on the radar was a real aircraft or part of the exercise (i.e. a phantom, not real flight still showing up on real, operational radars used for defense/plane traffic control, or an actual, real plane participating in the exercise - there is lots of confusion whether the exercises used real planes flying in American skies, or just electronic phantom flights showing up on radar, or both).
But wait, there is much more!
Vigilant Guardian was not the only "exercise" conducted by our military/intelligence agencies!
There were many, many more!
OPERATION NORTHERN VIGILANCE: This was planned months in advance of 9/11; On the morning of 9/11, where military resources were sent to Alaska in response to Russian military exercises.
BIOWARFARE EXERCISE TRIPOD II: Rudolph Giuliani made referenced to Tripod 2 in his testimony to the 9/11 Commission. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrived in New York on September 10 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 10. Giuliani was to use this post as a command post on 9/11 after he evacuated WTC Building 7.
OPERATION VIGILANT GUARDIAN: This exercise simulated hijacked planes in the north eastern sector. 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".
OPERATION NORTHERN GUARDIAN: The details of this exercise are still scant but it is considered to be part of Vigilant Guardian, relating to simulating hijacked planes in the north eastern sector.
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.
Please note the plethora of "guardian" exercises that simulated hijackings of civilian airplanes all over the territory of the USA.
The 'Vigilant Warrior' exercise was only mentioned by Richard Clarke, who was the chief counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council and later the Special Advisor to the President on cybersecurity.
Lets use an ironic source, 911myths.com, to source this material:
Another drill, ‘‘Operation Vigilant Warrior,’’ was referenced in Richard Clarke’s book, Against All Enemies. He writes that acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Richard Myers, tells him via video link that ‘‘We are in the middle of Vigilant Warrior, a NORAD exercise’’ (Clark, 2004, p. 5). This exercise may have been the attack component of the Vigilant Guardian exercise. It is also discussed in ‘‘Air Force Magazine Online.’’13 In a published transcript of the 9/11 hearings, the lead pilot for the exercise who was finally dispatched for the real thing on 9/11 stated, ‘‘I reverted to the Russian threat. I’m thinking cruise missile threat from the sea. You know, you look down and see the Pentagon burning and I thought the bastards snuck one by us. You couldn’t see any airplanes, and no one told us anything.’’
Again, we have a government worker/official, this one very highly placed, confused as to what was actually happening because of yet another exercise, this time simulating a Russian missile attack.
Please keep it in your mind, that ALL of these exercises took place on 9/11, the day of the incident.
All of them resulted in chaos, obfuscation; government high level workers, radar operators (civilian and military) were not sure whether the blip on their radar screen was a real plane or part of the simulation (i.e. a non-existent one, an electronic simulation or a real, operational plane flown by a pilot as part of an exercise).
The Richard Clarke testimony about 'Vigilant Warrior' is questioned by 911myths:
Richard Clarke, who was counter-terrorism advisor on the National Security Council during the September 11 attacks, claims, in his book Against All Enemies, that an additional exercise named “Vigilant Warrior” was occurring on that day. However this claim from Clarke is based entirely on overhearing Richard Myers during a phone call.
According to NORAD regulations, “Warrior” is a JCS approved, Commander-in-Chief NORAD Sponsored Field Exercise – that is “Live Fly” or involving operational units.
However “Vigilant” is the name reserved for NORAD HQ CPXs, while “Amalgam” is the name used for NORAD HQ FIXs (Field Exercises). Hence such an exercise would be named “Amalgam Warrior”, not “Vigilant Warrior”. Amalgam Warrior is held every second year, with exercises occurring in 2000 and 2002.
“Vigilant Warrior” was in fact the name of an Operation that occurred in the Persian Gulf region in 1994, in response to a movement of Iraqi ground forces towards the Kuwait border. The following year Iraq again tested the UN by moving forces towards Kuwait, resulting in Operation Vigilant Warrior II.
Andrew Burfield on NORAD's response on 9/11
Never the less, Richard Clarke has mentioned 'Vigilant Warrior' as one of the exercises on 9/11: meaning that either he mistranslated the name of an '"Amalgam" Warrior' which DID run on 9/11 according to many other sources (i.e. he was an idiot) or that the exercise really did run and is no longer recalled by other sources (for whatever reasons).
I urge you to research the 9/11 incident on your own, and at the beginning to NOT use blogs and other non-mainstream material (ironic that a blogger gives you this advice), but use mainstream media, wikipedia and the like, all sourced accordingly, and concentrate on the military and intelligence exercises run on that fateful day.
Again, I urge you to just use mainstream media and wiki.
Interesting is also the fact of multiple exercises that ran before the 9/11 incident, which simulated hijacked planes flying into buildings... mostly the World Trade Center.
NORAD had drills of jets as weapons, USA Today.
In the two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted exercises simulating what the White House says was unimaginable at the time: hijacked airliners used as weapons to crash into targets and cause mass casualties.
One of the imagined targets was the World Trade Center. In another exercise, jets performed a mock shootdown over the Atlantic Ocean of a jet supposedly laden with chemical poisons headed toward a target in the United States. In a third scenario, the target was the Pentagon — but that drill was not run after Defense officials said it was unrealistic, NORAD and Defense officials say.
And yet everything failed during the 9/11 incident, despite all of the NORAD exercises which were ran that simulated a terrorist controlled plane crashing into an American target building (World Trade Center, etc).
The 7/7 Incident
7 July 2005 London bombings, Wikipedia.
On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamist home-grown terrorists detonated four bombs, three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two people, as well as the four bombers, were killed in the attacks, and over 700 more were injured.
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Channel4, United Kingdom:
It began when Peter Power, one time high ranking employee of Scotland Yard and member of its Anti-Terrorist Branch, reported in two major UK media outlets that his company Visor Consulting had on the morning of 7th of July been conducting 'crisis exercises' whose scenarios uncannily mirrored those of the actual attack.
In interviews on Radio 5 Live and ITV News, Power appeared to claim the exercises involved 'a thousand people' as well as a dedicated crisis team whose number was not specified. The consultant described the simulation of 'simultaneous attacks on a underground and mainline station' and 'bombs going off precisely at the railway stations' at which the actual bombings occurred.
Please note that the exercise, ran at the same time as the actual incident happening, had a scenario which mirrored EXACTLY what was happening in actuality.
Again, promotion of chaos, obfuscation, government officials and emergency workers and policemen not sure whether the reports of bombs are part of the exercise or a real terrorist event.
Please think what are the odds, what are the chances of an exercise simulating a multiple bomb attack on London subway and buses occurring on the same day as an actual (supposedly arab) terrorist attack which involved multiple bombings on the subway and a bus.
Perhaps you would get similar odds of various exercises simulating the hijacking and the crashing of civilian passenger jets into buildings on 9/11?
Reading further into the article, we have the debunker triumphant:
In the frenzy of linking, cross linking and careless speculation, however, it appears most self-publishers - and Al Jazeera - failed to contact Visor to corroborate their claims. In fact, the 'exercises' he spoke of on Five Live were carried out purely 'on paper', or at least PowerPoint, by a small group of seven or eight executives (Power remains tight-lipped about the client) seeking to examine the impact on corporate decision-making of a potential crisis situation. As Fintan Dunne, editor of BreakForNews.com points out, 'these types of private-sector "risk management" drills never use field staff.
It was a small PowerPoint computer presentation - that sums up the exercise - according to the esteemed source of Mr. Fintan Dunne (Who? He is not involved in this event at all! Why is he even in the article?).
It was just a small PowerPoint presentation in a room for seven to eight people?
Lets listen in to Peter Power, who was the Managing Director of Visor Consultants, and a former Scotland Yard official (i.e. probably not an idiot), and listen and then read what he has said, exactly.
POWER: Today we were running an exercise for a company—bear in mind now that I'm in the private sector—and we sat everybody down in the city—1000 people involved in the whole organization—with the crisis team. And the most peculiar thing was it was we based on a scenario of simultaneous attacks on a underground and mainline station. So we had to suddenly switch an exercise from fictional to real. And one of the first things is, get that bureau number, when you have a list of people missing, tell them. And it took a long time—
INTERVIEWER: Just to get this right, you were actually working today on an exercise that envisioned virtually this scenario?
POWER: Almost precisely. I was up to 2 o'clock this morning, because it's our job, my own company. Visor Consultants, we specialize in helping people to get their crisis management response, how you jump from slow time thinking to quick time doing. And we chose a scenario with no assistance, which is based on a terrorist attack because they've been close to a property occupied by Jewish businessmen there in the city, and there are more American banks in this city than there are in the whole of New York—a logical thing to do.
We sat everybody down in the city - in my view, he means government officials who were being trained by Mr. Power's private security company. Who were training, in fact, to deal with THE specific situation simulated in the exercise of multiple London subway stations and bus bombings.
Let me reiterate, because the Channel 4 deflects the reader with the statement that "As Fintan Dunne, editor of BreakForNews.com points out, 'these types of private-sector "risk management" drills never use field staff.", the reader is lied to make him believe that "'exercises' he spoke of on Five Live were carried out purely 'on paper', or at least PowerPoint, by a small group of seven or eight executives".
Contrast that confused babble with the TV interview of Mr. Power who said:
"(...) and we sat everybody down in the city—1000 people involved in the whole organization"
A thousand people involved... not seven or eight executives.
Small PowerPoint presentation for a few people in one room, then, Channel 4 news?
The 11-M Incident
2004 Madrid train bombings, Wikipedia.
The Madrid train bombings (also known in Spain as 11-M) were nearly simultaneous, coordinated bombings against the Cercanías (commuter train) system of city of Madrid, Spain on the morning of 11 March 2004 – three days before Spain's general elections. The explosions killed 191 people and wounded 1,800.
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La OTAN simuló un atentado en Europa con 200 muertos, Belt Iberica (google translation into English here)
NATO feared an attack last week of Al Qaeda in Europe and therefore, based on information from the Pentagon terrorist organization dedicated to the great exercise involving government partners at high level. This ended March 10, the eve of the tragic attacks in Madrid and was a mock attack against a theoretical branch of Saudi Arabia Al Qaeda that caused "200 killed in the European Union", as has been told this newspaper NATO sources involved in the plan.
Three coincidences - the incident in Madrid on 3/11 resulted in 191 people killed (roughly 200 planned by the exercise), the exercise ended on the day of the incident, and involved government officials who would deal with such a crisis and the response to it in multiple European countries.
The similarity of the example designed by NATO to what happened in Madrid is chilling and has impressed the diplomatic, military and intelligence services who participated in the drill just hours before.
But there are differences. The Alliance focused the attack in the Netherlands, where Al Qaeda blew a chemical plant, and also expected to continue with a string of attacks in Greece and in the Canadian Great Lakes, since NATO feared a terrorist strike on both sides Atlantic.
The exercise, the content is confidential, CMX 2004 is called crisis management and involved the 19 allies and for the first time, seven Eastern European candidates preparing for accession to NATO.
On the Spanish side, helped the Prime Minister's Office staff from the Moncloa Palace, the Ministry of Defense and the National Intelligence Centre actively exchanging orders and notices. We have tried, as usual in the years CMX, a battle of paper on which there has been no real mobilization of troops or police, but there have been crossing orders and official meetings at the highest level to take decisions alleged coordination and response. Leading the exercise was the secretary general of NATO, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
Again, keep in mind that the exercise ended HOURS before the actual incident occurred.
The exercise, performed as if the attack had been real, has involved two meetings of the Atlantic Council. In them, the Dutch government, affected by the tragedy, invoked Article V of the Washington Treaty. Is that provided that in case a member country receives foreign attack, all others must contribute troops to defend it. The sources believe that if Al Qaeda was finally behind the 11-M, the Spanish Government should go to NATO and the U.S. did after the 11-S by appealing to the key clause of NATO for the first time in Atlantic history.
Forgive me, but I will now connect the dots for you (i.e. analyze the probabilities and 'see the forest for the trees').
My speculation, broght to you by my conspiracy brain covered by a generous tinfoil bandana:
The Spanish Election was crucial to the "coalition" of countries fighting in Iraq, the neocon flagship project at that time.
Spanish general election, 2004, Wikipedia.
There were two main forces fighting for power in the 2004 Spanish election, the Leftists and the Centre Right (typical European system of multiple parties and alliances).
The Leftists were opposed to the Spanish participation in the Iraq war, and simply put wanted to withdraw Spanish troops and other assets from that conflict.
The old 'Domino Theory', where if one domino falls, others follow - in this case, withdraw from the support for the neocon war in Iraq.
The Centre Right party, if they won (as was expected), would keep the Spanish troops in Iraq and keep the Spanish flag in the 'Coalition of the Willing'.
After the 9/11 incident, Americans bayed for revenge and were easily manipulated into taking "revenge" on a country which had nothing to do with the 9/11 event - Iraq.
The country united behind the president and party in power and unanimously supported every decision without question.
It was a close election, and the Centre right party and its leader needed some help, in order to win, as (2004 Madrid train bombings Wiki):
The bombings occurred three days before general elections in which incumbent José María Aznar's PP was defeated, despite its small but narrowing lead in opinion polls.
However, the powers that be miscalculated the European mindset, and
In a result which defied most predictions, the opposition Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), led by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, won a plurality of seats in Congress of Deputies, and was able to form a government with the support of minor parties. The socialists received more votes than expected as a result of the government's handling of the 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings. In the early moments following the attacks, the national government maintained the theory of the ETA responsibility; when evidence pointed to the possibility that an Islamic extremist group was behind the massacre, the ETA theory lost weight. If Islamic extremists were responsible, the attack could have been perceived by the electorate to be a consequence of the Spanish government's support of the invasion of Iraq. One of the explanations for the PSOE votes was that a certain number of voters, known as the original non voters (who did not intend to vote in the elections like in prior elections), went to the polls for PSOE. Also many members of United Left (IU) switched sides and enlarged the PSOE votes and decreased those of IU.
The incumbent and his party had a small lead, but it was narrowing, but unfortunately for the (nameless to protect the guilty) bumbling intelligence agency assessment and prediction, the bombing galvanized the Spanish not into American style revenge mindset ('Let's bomb some ay-rabs!') but into a cowardly, scared, petulant population, not willing to support a military venture with money and soldier lives that had nothing to do with Spanish nation's interests.
But the 'Domino Effect' was spot on, as the 'Coalition of the Willing' disintegrated in 2004:
Multi-National Force – Iraq, Wikipedia:
Dominican Republic — 302 troops withdrawn by the end of May 2004, shortly after Spain and Honduras withdrew their contingents, citing growing domestic opposition and the fall from power of PRD candidate Hipolito Mejia and the election of center-left PLD candidate Leonel Fernandez to the presidency in 2004. The decision to withdraw came just two days after President Mejia promised to keep the troops in Iraq until the expiration of their mandate in August. Dominican troops were under constant mortar attacks but suffered no casualties. While in Iraq, the troops were under Spanish command (South East Iraq).
Honduras — 368 troops withdrawn by the end of May 2004 along with Spain's contingent, citing that the troops were sent there for reconstruction, not combat. While in Iraq, the troops were part of the Spanish led Plus Ultra Brigade in South East Iraq.
Hungary — Hungary's contingent of 300 transportation troops had begun arriving home in Budapest from Iraq on December 22, 2004, reported by the AFP. All of Hungary's troops were reported by the Defence Ministry to have left Iraq by the end of that day. While in Iraq, one Hungarian soldier was killed in an insurgent attack.
Iceland — Iceland had a total of three troops, including two Explosive Ordnance Disposal experts, a medical advisor, and some transport experts assigned to the Danish unit immediately after the occupation began; they have since been withdrawn.
New Zealand — Two rotations of 61 military engineers, known as Task Force Rake, operated in Iraq from September 26, 2003 to September 25, 2004. They were deployed to undertake humanitarian and reconstruction tasks consistent with UN Security Council Resolution 1483; they were not part of the invading force. While in Iraq the unit was under British command (South East Iraq) and was based in Basra.
Nicaragua — 230 troops left in February 2004, no replacement, attributed to financial reasons. While in Iraq, the troops were under Spanish command.
Philippines — 51 medics, engineers and other troops led by Jovito Palparan were withdrawn on July 14, 2004 in response to the kidnapping of a truck driver. When the hostage takers' demands were met (the withdrawal of Filipino troops from Iraq), the hostage was released. While in Iraq, the troops were under Polish command (Central South Iraq). During that time, three Filipino soldiers were wounded in an insurgent attack, although none died.
Spain — had 1,300 troops (mostly assigned to policing duties) in Najaf and commanded, through the Plus Ultra Brigade, the troops of Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and of Nicaragua. Newly elected Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero fulfilled one of his campaign pledges and declared the end of the mission on April 28, 2004 with the withdrawal of the last 260 troops. While in Iraq, Spain lost 11 military personnel: ten killed in insurgent attacks and one in an accident.
Thailand — Withdrawal of the last 100 troops from Thailand's 423-strong humanitarian contingent was completed on September 10, 2004, in accordance with Thailand's mandate in Iraq, which expired in September. Thailand lost two soldiers in Iraq in an insurgent attack.
Simply put, the 2004 Madrid bombings had the opposite effect of what was intended.
This ends the rampant, tin foil speculation of yours truly.
The 7/20 Incident
2012 Aurora shooting, Wikipedia.
On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. A gunman, dressed in protective gear and clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. The sole suspect is 24-year-old James Eagan Holmes, who was arrested outside the cinema minutes later.
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Real life shooting imitates training exercise at Parker medical school, DenverPost.com.
The tragedy that played out in an Aurora movie theater Friday was ironically paralleled as a classroom learning experience in a medical school in Parker the same day.
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is in the middle of holding specialized classes in disaster life support for 150 second-year medical students. Along with response to natural disasters like hurricanes and floods and terrorist attacks, one of the scenarios being used to train the students is how to respond if a shooter fires at people in a movie theater and also uses a bomb in the attack.
"The irony is amazing, just amazing," said Rocky Vista Dean Dr. Bruce Dubin.
The coincidence, not irony, is indeed amazing, as
The attack occurred in theater 9 at the Century 16 cinema (operated by Cinemark), located at the Town Center at Aurora shopping mall. The shooter allegedly bought a ticket, walked into the theater and left the building through an emergency exit door, which he propped open. He then went to his car, which was parked near the exit door, changed into protective clothing, and retrieved his guns. About a half hour into the film, he re-entered theater 9 through the exit door. He was dressed in black and wore a gas mask, a load-bearing vest and body armor, including a ballistic helmet, bullet resistant leggings, a throat protector, a groin protector and tactical gloves.
The attack began at about 12:38 am, around the time of the first gun scene in the adjacent theater. The masked gunman threw a canister emitting a gas or smoke, which partially obscured the audience members' vision, made their throats and skin itch, and caused eye irritation. He then fired a 12-gauge Remington Model 870 shotgun, first at the ceiling and then at the audience. He also fired a Smith & Wesson M&P15 semi-automatic rifle with a 100-round drum magazine, which jammed.
During the day of the incident, the medical students of a nearby university were practicing how to respond to a terrorist attack involving mass casualties resulting from shooting and bomb use... in a crowded movie theater.
He said emergency specialist physicians from Parkland Hospital in Dallas as well as from several other emergency programs around the country are teaching the Advanced Disaster Life Support Training. Rocky Vista is the only medical school in the nation to make that training a part of the curriculum.
The only school in the nation.
Parker, Colorado, and Aurora, Colorado, are very, very close geographically (map here).
The coincidence of such an exercise occurring the day of the actual incident is amazing.
The odds of such a specific exercise occurring during an actual event it foreshadowed are astronomical.
The Near Future
Olympic security at forefront, ESPN, dated June 27, 2012.
The London Olympics are no ordinary games. Not since World War II have Britain and the United States teamed up for such a massive security operation on British soil.
Hundreds of American intelligence, security and law enforcement officials are flying across the Atlantic for the games that begin July 27. Some will even be embedded with their British counterparts, sharing critical intelligence and troubleshooting potential risks. Dozens of Interpol officers will also be deployed.
The unique collaboration is rooted in common threats the partners have faced since the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S. and Britain's own deadly suicide bombings in 2005.
My prediction: NOTHING untoward will happen. Absolutely not a thing will go wrong.
This will be seen as triumph by the "nanny state", with CCTV cameras everywhere, police and private security having broad powers to question and detain anybody and everybody at their fancy, massive military presence in the streets similar to what I have experienced during the 'Martial Law' in communist Poland.
This is another instance of the "foot in the door" technique (Foot in the door, article by yours truly, which is well worth reading also, you lazy git), in this case using a worldwide audience and the local UK citizens to massive military presence in the streets during peacetime.
Safety through loss of freedom (comrades, kameraden) and massive government and military interference in your daily life is the way forward, it seems.
The Ripple Effect 2 film is well worth seeing.
There has not been enough done regarding the 7/7 incident investigation.