Many readers are already aware that the terror attacks of 9/11 were accompanied by NORAD training drills and that despite what we were initially told, NORAD had trained several times to respond to the exact scenario that killed more than 3,000 people that day.

You’ve probably also read that the Aurora Theater Shooting was mimicked by an active-shooter drill in nearby Parker, also on the same day.

You may also know that the Sandy Hook shooting was taking place only 28 minutes away from FEMA drill L-366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters.  

racThe morning after the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion a nearby hospital posted this messageto their webpage:

“Due to the events in West, Texas last night, North Hills Hospital and the NCTTRAC have chosen to cancel today’s emergency preparedness drill. Many of the same resources planned for the drill have already deployed to West to help care for the victims down there.”

The Boston Marathon, which takes place during an annual exercise known as Operation Urban Shield, has been used as a terror response drill for many years. In 2008, on the morning of the marathon, Homeland Security Advisor Arnold Bogis wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe, the first line of which read:

TODAY thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators are unwittingly taking part in a planned disaster.

In 2013, on the morning the drill became reality, a track coach from the University of Mobile famously recalled that the crowd was instructed by police to remain calm, that they were in the midst of a drill. Seconds later, explosions ripped through the crowds at the finish line.

Regardless of what one chooses to make of all this, these are facts; which became all the more disturbing for me this morning.

While I was waiting for my coffee to brew and truck shopping on the internet, a message from my Internet Service Provider (ISP) informed me that at 2AM on the morning of 9/11 I would be without internet service due to a planned outage.


My gut reaction was that this was an insensitive and pretty stupid decision on their part. In our area many people are getting ready for work at 2AM. Should enough west Texas oilfield workers unexpectedly find the internet down at 2AM on 9/11, things could get ‘hairy’ quick. This oddity ate at me, so while I was fueling up on the way to the jobsite I did some research to see if anyone else would be without internet on that day.

What I found shocked me.

hmmm-9-113-300x173On 9/11/2014, all across our nation, ISPs and PSPs (phone service providers) are implementing ‘planned outages’ The most common excuse is ‘for maintenance’.

That’s right – on the anniversary of the worst attack against the US in living memory, when we’ll all be compelled to reach out to friends and family, and on the very day that high level sources are warning that we should expect another terrorist attack, there seems to be a coordinated effort to prevent communication. As a former telecoms professional, I know that such a high number of simultaneous outages is extraordinary; but anyone can see that this anomaly occurring on 9/11 is not only bizarre but also incredibly troubling.

9-11-hmmmmm5-1024x565Some of these outages, like the one at UC San Diego will last all day, from 6AM – 5PM. I found that a high number of universities, including theUniversity of Iowa as well as Michigan State, will be without internet that day, regardless of the fact that it’s a work day, and a school day for our nation’s tuition-indebted students.

I’ve included links and screen captures but you really can’t even begin to grasp the scope of this thing until you search for it yourself.

Try a search for “planned internet outage September 11, 2014″

The results go on for pages.


If searching for “planned outage September 11, 2014” one will find that many communities will also be without electricity on 9/11 due to planned outages.

Is this some sort of sick joke?

I can’t help but wonder how many people are unaware. How will they react when they find themselves unable to get online or make a phone call and then realize ‘Today is 9/11′.

Now consider this:

hmmm-9-1123-300x173It seems that portions of nearly every federal agency, police department, and even volunteer fire departments will be engaged in some kind of disaster training on 9/11/14.

(try adding your city or county to this search)

I suppose one could argue that this is a good thing. At least they’re all present and accounted for should some terrorist attack actually occur.

hmmm-9-11234-300x173On the other hand, fewer officers on the street make it easier for terrorists to execute a plot successfully.

Given the amount of planning that would be required to to pull off an attack on American soil, it’s reasonable to assume that any would-be perpetrators may have also stumbled upon this data and used it to their advantage when picking a target. Conceivably, they would have chosen a community that’s also conducting First Responder training on the same day, thereby compounding the weaknesses and exponentially increasing the potential for tragedy.

This isn’t rocket science. We don’t need specialized training in guerrilla warfare or terrorism tactics to see how reckless it is to drastically reduce our defenses on the one day of the year that we need them most.

Don’t forget, the Daily Mail reported last week that terrorist forces in Libya have acquired 11 commercial airliners after taking control of the airport in Tripoli. The article also relayed that US Government officials were worried that the planes could be used in a second 9/11 attack this Thursday.

Last week, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia said he was sure that ISIS operatives would be in the United States in only two months. – AFP

Last week, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia said he was sure that ISIS operatives would be in the United States in only two months. – AFP

So what compelled the Obama regime and the Department of Homeland Security to schedule so many training exercises for that day?

With ISIS forces pledging to bring their war to America, why are We the People suddenly in such a precarious state of defenselessness?

Perhaps those answers are somehow related to why Obama chose to provide weapons, armor and funding to ISIS in the first place.