Want to take part in the largest dramatic production Vermont has ever put on? We’re talking a cast of 5,000 participants performing over nine days at 50 sites around the state, at a cost of $570,000. The live-action thriller promises plenty of “death” and “destruction,” and may include one or more of the following simulations: terrorist attacks, collapsed structures, cyber warfare, chemical and/or biological agents, and massive casualties that overwhelm local hospitals.
This theatrical production isn’t for entertainment purposes, however, but a disaster-preparedness drill dubbed Vigilant Guard, which will run from July 25 until August 2. The federally funded exercise, which has been in the works for three years, is designed to test the response capabilities of the state and region’s military and emergency services personnel. Participating agencies will include at least a half dozen local municipalities and 16 area hospitals, as well as Vermont’s Army and Air National Guards, the Department of Homeland Security, the Vermont Department of Health, the American Red Cross, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to name a few.
Below is a screenshot taken today of the Orlando Sentinel. The story, entitled “Drill prepares emergency nurses for mass casualties,” was published 02 October 2015. Above that article is an alert banner, featuring today’s news: “Live updates: Mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.”
In the chapter entitled, “Top Ten Reasons: Sandy Hook was an Elaborate Hoax,” from the banned book, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, Vivian Lee exposes the Sandy Hook Shooting as a psy-op by, among other things, establishing that drill protocols were implemented during that event.
According to Lee, guidelines set forth by the US Department of Homeland Security require that all personnel and observers of an emergency drill check in with controllers and be issued identification badges. She notes that during the Mass Casualty Event at Newtown, Connecticut, “This protocol appears to have been followed at Sandy Hook, where many participants wore ID/identification badges on lanyards…”
Jim Fetzer and Mike Palecek, the editors of the new book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook: It Was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control, join James for the hour to discuss how they put the volume together and why the official narrative of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre doesn’t add up. They also explain recent efforts to undermine the book on such platforms as Amazon.com and how the title reveals the true dimensions of the Obama administration and Connecticut State officials’ efforts to manipulate public opinion.
Crisis Actors describes itself on Twitter as a group of “specially trained actors helping first responders create realistic drills, full-scale exercises, high-fidelity simulations, and interactive 3D films.” The organization also claims to have branches in Los Angeles, Denver, and New York.