Fresh Military Drill creates 9/11 Scare: ‘Shots’ Reported Fired by Coast Guard
A lot of excitement on CNN this morning when a DRILL in progress by the US Military was “mistaken” for
THE REAL THING!
This all happened minutes from the Pentagon where Obama was attending a Ceremony for 911 victims…
the story is all over drudge NOW….
This repetitious event looks for all the world as a PSY OP!
We know that the myriad of drills being run the day of 911, and on 7.7.05 in London …. Provided the smoke screen for the attacks!
here is the ABC version of events.
9/11 Scare: ‘Shots’ Reported Fired by Coast Guard
Coast Guard Admits it Was Having Training Exercise — Right Near Pentagon Memorial
Washington, D.C., residents mourning the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks this morning heard an eerie echo just an hour later — reports that a Coast Guard vessel had fired shots at a boat in the Potomac River near the Pentagon.
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But after half-an-hour of anxiety, the Coast Guard and local police said the whole thing was a training exercise, and no shots were fired at all.
Before the Coast Guard announcement, departures from Washington’s Reagan National Airport were halted from 10:08 a.m. to 10:29 a.m., delaying 17 departures, and FBI agents scrambled to the scene near the river. A law enforcement official, asking not to be identified, told the Associated Press the local FBI office had not been told ahead of time about the exercise.
Network news programs broke into regular morning shows to report the incident, and cable networks went to blanket coverage.
As word spread of the false alarm, Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security adviser in the Bush administration, got angry — calling the exercise “felony stupidity” in a CNN interview.
Why hold such a drill on Sept. 11, with memorial services still in progress? A Coast Guard information officer, John Edwards, said it was part of a “standardization training” drill. He told ABC News the Coast Guard trains this way all the time.
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