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Shades of 'Red Dawn'? NATO summit and joint US/Russian anti-terror exercise cause concern

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Russian troops to train in Rocky Mountain West. Shades of "Red Dawn"?
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OKLAHOMA CITY – As we noted in today’s Red Dirt Report round-up, we have concerns about a report addressing the City of Chicago and the NATO summit taking place there on May 20th and 21st. The report said the Red Cross is preparing to have “shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”

At roughly the same time that is going on in Chicago, U.S. and Russian military forces will be “engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that wil involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to ‘take and hold’ the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the massive National Security Agency spy center just south of Salt Lake City, in Bluffdale, Utah. Drills will be at Fort Carson, Colorado.

We of course know about the occultic overtones regarding the artwork at DIA, from the Masonic capstone (New World Airport Commission), the apocalyptic paintings, the demonic gargoyles in suitcases and the fiery-eyed blue mustang (aka “Blue-cifer”) statue (like the smaller one at OU) that greets people as you drive into the airport, among other things. A spooky place, for sure.

As for the Bluffdale, Utah NSA facility it is, according to reports, a $1.5 billion facility called the "Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center" at Camp Williams, operated by the Utah National Guard. Once it is opened in the fall of 2013, it will be able to "store and process millions of emails, IMs, SMS, and phone calls made daily by people around the world and in the United States." Wired magazine said about the data center last month, quoting an insider: "Everybody's a target; everybody with communication is a target."

And on this same property, Camp Williams, you have the "Skull Valley" area where an alleged "FEMA detention facility" wasdiscovered by hunters. You may recall after Hurricane Katrina, in August/September 2005, when evacuees were scattered to the winds. A number were sent far from the New Orleans area to Camp Williams, where the FEMA camp and new NSA spy center is being set up. As the Salt Lake Tribune reported on Sept. 10, 2005, evacuees fleeing the Katrina-caused devastation, received "criminal background checks" and that the evacuees would not be informed by Camp Williams authorities that background checks were being performed. It seems that this was a "dry run" for possible future events and an exercise to see how effectively Camp Williams would operate as a FEMA camp.

And Red Dirt Report has reported on FEMA multiple times, including National Level Exercise (NLE) 09 back in 2009 and activities that were taking place in FEMA Region 6 (Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana). 

Also in 2009, in our article "How will Oklahoma health officials handle the swine flu pandemic?," we learned from the Oklahoma State Department of Health that were there to be a "pandemic" or other emergency, those effected would be housed in gymnasiums or places like the old Lucent Technologies building in west Oklahoma City. This was where evacuees fleeing Hurricane Gustav stayed in 2008, as we reported here.

But back to the U.S./Russian joint military exercise and so-called "anti-terror training" they will be conducting at DIA and Bluffdale. We should also note that the Bluffdale/Salt Lake area and the neighboring Tooele and Dugway Proving Grounds are home to lots of secretive military activity.

This joint exercise between old enemies is unprecedented in that this “will be the first time Russian airborne forces have held exercises with the U.S. airborne forces on U.S. territory,” according to a report featured today at The Blaze.

And staying on top of this issue has been Portland, Ore.-based radio host Clyde Lewis, who wrote on his Ground Zero website today: “On May 21st through the 24th 2012, Russian troops will parachute drop into the United States and team up with American troops to stage an invasion war game scenario that has both trying to defend themselves from an unnamed enemy hell bent on seizing various CIA, DIA, and NSA operations.

A report issued about the war-game scenario details what is to happen and the operations objectives: Russian airborne troops will fly to and then parachute from their planes having the objectives of seizing the CIA’s main computer facility in Denver, the NSA’s main computer facility in Bluffdale, Utah, and taking control of main runways and terminals of the Denver International Airport.

The purpose of seizing the Denver International Airport, this report continues, is for the evacuation of the key personal and equipment previously “freed” from the CIA’s Denver base, and the NSA’s base in Utah, who were, supposedly, under “imminent threat” from an unspecified enemy, according, that is, to the American scenario for this war game.

Could this be a drill, designed to see how foreign troops would be called in in case of civil disobedience or a revolt?”

Sure reminds this Cold War kid of the situation that played out in the mid-1980's classic Red Dawn. Even the Rocky Mountain setting of the US/Russian drills are reminiscent of Red Dawn. Predictive programming at work?

*RT.com reports that "according to the exercise scenario, soldiers of the two countries will hold a tactical airborne operation, including reconnaissance of an imaginary terrorists' camp and a raid." Oh, and while they are in the Fort Carson area, they will "get to unwind" at a Colorado Springs Sky Sox baseball game. And what could be more American than a baseball game, comrade?

One recent blog post speculates that the Bluffdale NSA spy center is “more than a data center” and that “it’s intel taskings could span several continents and include a variety of both civilian and military intelligence organizations …”

We will be watching these stories closely and will report on any developments as they surface.

*(UPDATE April 27, 2012 8:53 a.m.)

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