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Portland Terror drills are not about earthquakes

Below is the correspondence I wrote to Commissioner Sam Adams regarding the upcoming "terror drills" to be conducted in Portland.
Below is the correspondence I wrote to Commissioner Sam Adams regarding the upcoming "terror drills" to be conducted in Portland.
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To:  commissionersam@ci.portland.or.us
Subject: Portland Terror drill

Dear sir:

I am writing to you to express my deep concern about the proposed terror drill to be conducted in Portland next Month.

Operation Noble Resolve is a mock terrorist military exercise coming to Portland in August.
Operation TOPOFF is another drill scheduled in October for our peace loving city.
Who should be concerned? Everybody.
Why? Actual events blamed on terrorists have always occurred during such exercises.
Terror drills do not make us safer. They increase the risk of a drill going "live".
Operation Noble Resolve includes the simulation of a nuclear device being detonated in Portland.

I am asking you to do everything you can to insure that this "excercize" is not used to promote the agenda of fear that has a stranglehold on our country.

Thank you!
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Response from Sam Adam's office:

I am Jane Ames and I work for Commissioner Adams on public safety issues. I have been following some of the City preparation for the TopOff Exercise you are concerned about, though I do not know very much about Noble Resolve. I have been following the news as well, paying attention to Congressman DeFazio's concerns about inaccessibility to administration plans during extreme emergencies.

Because of concerns of citizens like yourself, I am asking our Emergency preparedness department and public safety officials much more serious and in-depth questions.

I will not speak on behalf of Commissioner Adams regarding the present federal administration, nor will I express my personal opinions about the same.

However, I will speak briefly about the vast and complex set of public safety providers preparing for this exercise. Police, fire, dispatch, sheriffs, airport fire, citizen volunteers, various bureaus who deal with our infrastructure and delivery of crucial services are all involved in learning to prepare for a serious event.

Frankly, the event we most worry about in Portland is an earthquake; I expect that a "terrorism" event is being used for the practice because it calls into effect an even broader range of preparation and requires us to be ready for even more. I work with many of the people who are involved with this emergency preparation and I frankly believe their deep allegiance is to protecting the citizens of our community, not to any sort of para-military or military authority or such.

I think if there existed the mere whiff of something untoward, it would be being discussed among providers and up the chain of local command.

I will pursue questions about the Noble Resolve Drill and about TopOff as well.

Portland elected to participate in this drill to help us prepare for a disaster; we know that eventually an earthquake will rattle our community. We don't know when; anytime between today and a couple of hundred years. We know that we should be doing everything in our capacity to be prepared.

I am not disrespecting your concerns and fears. But I do want you to know this preparedness is being done for very good reason. What we learn in Portland will benefit us immeasurably, and will benefit the rest of the country and world as well.

Respectfully,

Jane

Jane Ames
Senior Policy Director: Education, Higher Ed, Public Safety
Office of City Commissioner Sam Adams
1221 S.W. 4th Avenue Rm 220
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-1126

(503) 823-3017 fax

More than a blog. Tell Sam what You think:
 http://www.commissionersam.com

My response 02.Aug.2007 15:09

StevetheGreen

My response to Jane Ames (Senior Policy Director: Education, Higher Ed, Public Safety for Portland)
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Ms. Ames-

I appreciate your reply, but we are not talking about an earthquake drill.
I support Portland being prepared for an earthquake.

The history of terror drills being used to facilitate actual events is well documented for anyone who wants to investigate the issue.
On 9/11, there were several war games being executed.
One of them was for planes being used as weapons crashing into skyscrapers.
These "drills" created enough confusion to severely limit Norads ability to respond to the threat.

While I am sure that the New York officials who were conducting these drills had the best intentions, they were not aware that these terror drills might be used to in nefarious ways.
Portland professionals could be used in the same way without their knowledge.

STG - thanks for posting the results of your efforts!! 02.Aug.2007 17:03

Stick

If you remember the letter that was sent to DeFazio, it was precisely this confusion about the purpose of the drills, which I heard first-hand from the Mayor's office and City Council, that initially raised a red flag. I am glad to see that they are taking our warnings to heart, but they don't really know the depths of deception that this administration is capable of...hell, nor does anyone, really?!

I read this as a perfect recipe for ultra-confusion ala NORAD not knowing which blips are live and which are part of drills...
"vast and complex set of public safety providers preparing for this exercise. Police, fire, dispatch, sheriffs, airport fire, citizen volunteers, various bureaus who deal with our infrastructure and delivery of crucial services are all involved in learning to prepare for a serious event."

I say we wait until we get an honest administration in there, that is not out to destroy America, and then we can do all the drills they want...

The War on Terror is complete bullshit! The War on Iraq is based on lies! The events of 911 have never been investigated, or the official tale proven...only covered up! BushCo has politicized every department of government under the guidance of Karl Rove! The Administration needs a False Flag event to launch an attack on Iran, Cheney's pet project/obsession. Why should we trust anything from the DHS!?

Please read some of the pieces that we provided links about on the letter to DeFazio, and call to protest this outrageous "experiment" on Portland, for no purpose. It is a ruse, or it is preparation for a ruse on America!!

Peace

The illusion of safety at all costs 02.Aug.2007 20:39

Orwell

Got potassium iodide? Stops the uptake of stroniumn 90. The odds are low that it will be needed. Makes me feel safer.

Creating a digital and paper trail is our best shot at stopping a false flag attack. The more posts on the Internet, the safer we become.

On s side note... 03.Aug.2007 14:27

Heated

I saw at least 2 fighter jets flying over the Interstate Bridge, on Wednesday, August first, at around 1:30 PM.

Good work, and thank you for staying on top of these "drills".