Operation Gotham Shield: Drill or Not?

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On April 24, 2017, Operation Gotham Shield got into full swing, and after the power outage that occurred on the previous Friday, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, people in the  Tri-State area are wondering, is this really a drill? After all, the best time to rob a bank is when you are simulating a robbery. Therefore, it doesn’t take much for an exercise to turn hot if the authorities so intended, becoming what we call a false flag. Sadly these two words have become a household name. No one trusts the government we live under due to the track record we have for such exercises. Jade Helm, nine-eleven, Sandy Hook, these all began as tests, or drills, that turned deadly. According to John Bound of Infowars, “Tests simulating the effects of airplanes crashing into buildings were conducted for two years up until nine-eleven.” Ironically enough the Sandy Hook tragedy was a test case for a mad gunman, that turned hot, and people, including small children were killed. One has to wonder why they would have such a drill when school was in session, unless there was a plan for a desired outcome.

As MrMBB333 put it on his YouTube channel, “This is no coincidence. The government shutdown at the end of the week, and the power outages on Friday, There is a lot going on. The level of government dysfunction in the past weeks has risen to a ridiculous level. Never have I seen the news in such disarray either… The power outages on Friday were done on purpose, to see how people would handle it.”

What is this exercise? Just what does it entail?

“Gotham Shield” is the name given to a multi-agency, real-time drill that starts Monday night and runs all week, involving a number of law enforcement and rescue agencies from New Jersey and the Northeast, according to NJ.com.

The “notional” drill will be based on the explosion of a nuclear device in West New York. A response center will be set up at MetLife Stadium on Tuesday, according to the report, in which rescue teams and equipment will be set up to respond to respond to casualties, but will not involve actual “actors” playing victims.

The Daily Mail describes this event as, “an improvised nuclear detonation incident.. that will simulate a ten-thousand ton nuke blast over New York and New Jersey.

FEMA spokeswoman Lauren Lefevbre said on Sunday, “The purpose of this exercise is to expand the level at local and national levels to coordinate in effect a large scale response and recovery to an event like this.” However, other YouTubers, such as Lionel, from Lionelnation and ImYourGhost are not so sure that this is the case. ImYourGhost posted an interesting video showing a document called ‘The Connecticut EMS Advisor Board Emergency Preparedness Draft’ dated back in January 5, 2017 outlying this drill, and what it entails, to the sound of 90’s dance music. The report was chilling.

In the beginning of this video, there is a mention of ‘the Ebola playbook’ that is to be distributed to the medical facilities in the greater New York area. Also mentioned, “Jon Best noted travel outside of Connecticut for state employees has to be preapproved and requires a minimum of thirty days notice.” This was just a couple paragraphs after the Ebola mention, and after stating that “Connecticut is the place we will be reaching out to for resources during this full scale event.” There was also the mention of a “Boots on the Ground” response to decontaminate mock victims. Interesting to say the least. Whether the reports are doctored, or real is not known, but many YouTubers seemed to think so, as several posted links to this one video. One man said, “If you do not read this then you will not know what is going on.”

It is also noteworthy that this document states that FEMA sectors one through four will also be involved instead of only just the first two.

Also there are the discrepancies in the time frame, and location. The Nj.com site says this drill will run all week. Then many other news sources like Zero Hedge and Drudge say it is the 24th through the 26th only. On Monday the many outlets were saying that the drill had been expanded down to Washington D.C.  The news on this changes daily, and for a government run drill, shouldn’t they have their affairs in better order than this? Or does anyone really know the facts? Much confusion surrounds the whole controversial drill.

There are few things on this earth more terrifying than an infectious outbreak of Ebola. Also, to add to the speculation, Bill Gates said a few interesting things about infectious disease.  These comments were made six days ago.

Bioterrorism is a much larger risk than a pandemic,” he said. “All these advances in biology have made it far easier for a terrorist to recreate smallpox, which is a highly fatal pathogen, where there is essentially no immunity remaining at this point…When you are thinking about things that could cause in excess of 10 million deaths, even something tragic like a nuclear weapons incident wouldn’t get to that level. So the greatest risk is from a natural epidemic or an intentionally caused infection bioterrorist events….Whether the next epidemic is unleashed by a quirk of nature or the hand of terrorist, scientists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year.”

We truly live in a scary time, and doing drills to help get a good routine down for emergency responders is an excellent idea. Let’s hope that our government truly has our best interests at heart, and this week much is learned and committed to memory for everyone’s benefit. Let’s pray this remains a drill only.

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