Shocked into activism by the ACLU's analysis of the Patriot Act II, Mal Chaddock has been involved in social justice issues since 2002, first with Peace Fresno, a group that was infiltrated by the FBI and made international news. After relocating to Portland, OR Mal helped co-found Oregonians Against the Wars and Individuals For Justice (www.individualsforjustice.com) and joined the Portland, OR chapter of Veterans For Peace where he currently serves as vice president. Mal has traveled the nation extensively over the last dozen years supporting endeavors for peace, often accompanying Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan on her journeys in the USA. Most recently he's been active in helping found and support NoNukesNW and RadCast.org as well as Don't Shoot Portland.
Army Command Center at the Pentagon Planned to Hold Exercise in Week After 9/11 Based on a Plane Hitting the WTC
Army officers at the Pentagon were planning a training exercise that would take place less than a week after 9/11 and that would, extraordinarily, be based around the scenario of a plane crashing into the World Trade Center. Preparations for the exercise were being made about a week before September 11.
The existence of the planned exercise was revealed by Major General Peter Chiarelli, who on September 11, 2001, was the Army's director of operations, readiness, and mobilization. In that position, which he had moved into about a month before 9/11, Chiarelli was in charge of current operations in the Army Operations Center (AOC) at the Pentagon.
NORAD Exercise a Year Before 9/11 Simulated a Pilot Trying to Crash a Plane into a New York Skyscraper--The UN Headquarters
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) held a major training exercise in October 2000 that included the scenario of a person stealing a large jet plane, which they planned to crash into the United Nations headquarters building--a 39-story high-rise in New York, just a few miles away from the World Trade Center. Furthermore, a NORAD exercise in June that year included one scenario in which a plane was hijacked with the intention of crashing it into the White House, and another in which a transcontinental flight was hijacked with the intention of crashing the plane into the Statue of Liberty, only a short distance from where the WTC stood.
The existence of these exercise scenarios was revealed in August 2004 by General Richard Myers, at that time the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senator Mark Dayton (D-MN) asked, "Did NORAD"-- the military organization responsible for defending U.S. airspace--"conduct exercises or develop scenarios, prior to September 11, 2001, to test a military reaction to an aircraft hijacking which appeared destined to result in a suicide crash into a high-value target?" In response, Myers outlined "five exercise hijack events" that NORAD had practiced for between November 1999 and October 2000, which all "included a suicide crash into a high-value target."  Yet the details of these chilling scenarios, which were like premonitions of the attacks on New York and Washington that lay ahead, failed to receive the public attention they deserved.
Amalgam Virgo: Document Reveals Details of Military Exercise Involving Suicide Pilot Three Months before 9/11
New details of a NORAD exercise called Amalgam Virgo 01-02 have been found in a document at the National Archives. The exercise involved a suicide pilot attacking a military installation in the US. It was run in early June 2001, just three months before 9/11.
The document was found in the 9/11 Commission’s files at the National Archives by History Commons contributor Erik Larson (a.k.a. Paxvector) and uploaded to the 9/11 Document Archive at Scribd. Some information about the exercise was revealed at the History Commons Groups blog in June, when we publicised a commission document summarising a group of military exercises designed to help the military deal with suicide hijackings. However, the newly-found three-page scenario provides more detail.
Why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being
scrambled from Andrews [Air Force Base] ... right next to the capital?
- Paul Hellyer, Canadian minister of national defense, 1963-1967
Many aircraft at a military base just outside Washington, DC, were taking part in training exercises around the time the terrorist attacks occurred on September 11, 2001, it has been revealed. But whether these exercises impaired the ability of the various units at the base to effectively respond to the attacks has never been properly investigated.
The US military conducted a training exercise in the five days before the September 11 attacks that included simulated aircraft hijackings by terrorists, according to a 9/11 Commission document recently found in the US National Archives. In one of the scenarios, implemented on September 9, terrorists hijacked a London to New York flight, planning to blow it up with explosives over New York.
The undated document, entitled "NORAD EXERCISES Hijack Summary," was part of a series of 9/11 Commission records moved to the National Archives at the start of the year. It was found there and posted to the History Commons site at Scribd by History Commons contributor paxvector in the files of the commission's Team 8, which focused on the failed emergency response on the day of the attacks. The summary appears to have been drafted by one of the commission's staffers, possibly Miles Kara, based on documents submitted by NORAD.
When it seems impossible to discover additional shady military exercises occurring Sept. 11, 2001, there comes along yet another investigator uncovering secret documents pointing to unprecedented military actions happening the same day.
National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey T. Richelson is reporting in his new book, "Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America's Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad," that the U.S. nuclear bomb squad, known as the Nuclear Emergency Search Team, was out of the country on its first foreign deployment since 1998, at a British air base in the Cotswolds, on Sept. 11 as part of Operation Jackal Cave.
According to the book, the exercise involved more than 500 personnel, 62 aircraft, 420 short tons of cargo, the CIA and a special operations force that would seize a mock nuclear device that the NEST squad would disable.
Too many coincidences to simply disregard. This needs to be resolved.
Capitan Eric H. May has written another interesting article about false flag terror strikes and "live" security/terrorism exercises.
It appears that vigilance is worth the effort. I am very glad he's out there watching.
USN&WR Interview Exposes Plan to Use "Exercises" by U.S. and USSR to Conceal Nuclear Strike During Cold War
The 10/15/07 issue of U.S. News and World Report features a Q&A interview by Alex Kingsbury with Richard Rhodes, author of [The Making of the Atomic Bomb], [Dark Sun] and [Arsenals of Folly; The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race]. The piece appears on page 26 and in it, Rhodes states, "We now know the United States and the Soviets planned to use "exercises" to conceal a nuclear first strike." This unusual admission in a main stream media forum is consistent with what is known about the presentation of 7/7 and 9/11 which were both embedded in drills, and it may foretell the future in how the next national emergency will play out. This deception and cover technique was so well known by 1963 that it was featured as the plot of the John Frankenheimer film [Seven Days in May] in which a military exercise is used to provide cover for a military coup against the President of the United States.
This is my theory regarding security, law enforcement, and potential for a False Flag in Indiana over the next several weeks.
The Indianapolis Star reported that a nuclear attack response drill will be taking place in Indiana, starting on April 30th and lasting about three weeks. Here's a comment from the article, followed by the link:
"The event will trigger the deployment of 1,000 Indiana National Guard troops, more than 2,000 active-duty military personnel, local and state police officers, and other officials."
That report came out about two weeks ago.
A week ago, a report came out in The Sunday Times that states the following:
"AL-QAEDA leaders in Iraq are planning the first “large-scale” terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report.
We know that within the two years prior to 9/11, NORAD held an exercise based on the scenario of terrorists deliberately crashing a hijacked aircraft into the World Trade Center. And there were at least three exercises in the year before 9/11 based around a plane hitting the Pentagon.
But here is yet another exercise that mysteriously predicted the attacks. This one was held less than two weeks before September 11, at the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. Only a few details of it have been described, by Ellen Engleman, administrator of the DOT's Research and Special Programs Administration, at the National Transportation Security Summit on October 30, 2001. She said:
Ironically, fortuitously, take your choice, 12 days prior to the incident on September 11th, we were going though a tabletop exercise. It was actually much more than a tabletop… in preparation for the Olympic games, at the Department of Transportation, which was a full intermodal exercise. During that exercise, part of the scenario, interestingly enough, involved a potentially high-jacked plane and someone calling on a cell phone, among other aspects of the scenario that were very strange when twelve days later, as you know, we had the actual event.
[There is a PDF of this document here. This quote appears on page 108.]
Here's yet another pre-9/11 military training exercise that appears to have had an uncanny resemblance to the actual 9/11 attacks. This is taken from the Complete 9/11 Timeline's page. "Unified Vision" involved the threat of "an unstable and hostile state, but the primary enemy was not the state itself but a transnational actor based out of that area, globally connected, capable and willing to conduct terrorist attacks in the US as part of that campaign." It involved terrorists attacking military targets within the U.S., but the Joint Forces Command has refused to say whether the Pentagon was among these.
The , which hosts the Complete 9/11 Timeline, is currently in urgent need of funds, so if you can help them out.
This article's a few months old, but it contains a summary of some important evidence relating to the Pentagon attack and the 9/11 military exercises.
Exclusive Report: Did Military Exercises Facilitate the 9/11 Pentagon Attack?
by Matthew Everett
July 18, 2006
Since 9/11, numerous authors and researchers have drawn attention to training exercises being conducted or prepared for by the US military and other government agencies at the time of the September 11 attacks. With names like Vigilant Guardian, Global Guardian, Timely Alert II, and Tripod, the question has arisen as to what connection these drills might have had with real-world events that morning.
Attention has also been drawn to exercises held prior to 9/11, often bearing an uncanny resemblance to the actual attacks. For example, soon after 9/11 the New Yorker reported: "During the last several years, the government regularly planned for and simulated terrorist attacks, including scenarios that involved multiple-plane hijackings."
USA Today reported: "In the two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted exercises simulating … hijacked airliners used as weapons to crash into targets and cause mass casualties. One of the imagined targets was the World Trade Center."
As I will show in this essay, exercises also took place that bore a chilling resemblance to the attack on the Pentagon. I will look at evidence suggesting that the Pentagon actually scheduled another such training exercise for the morning of 9/11. I will end by briefly examining the possible implications of these exercises and consideringwhether they might have helped facilitate the attack on the Pentagon.