| 9-11/Drills |
The cover of a US presentation on drills
|Interest of||• Michael Ruppert|
• Webster Tarpley
|A remarkable number of terror drills occured in the US on or around the day of 9-11, including drills about the hijacking of planes and the flying them into buildings. This is agreed by many 9-11 researchers to have been an obfuscation tactic, and to have hindered response to the real attacks.|
Many drills were carried out on the day of September 11th, 2001. Webster Tarpley has compiled a list of 46 "Drills, Operations, War Games, and Activities of 9/11".  Many military exercises in the years leading up to 9/11 had themes similar to the events of that day, contradicting the claims of George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice and other officials in the administration who "asserted that there was no way the government could have known that terrorists would attempt to hijack airplanes and crash them into buildings".
|Webster Tarpley on the 46 Drills of 9-11|
Since Al Qaeda carried out the attacks and the US government was unaware of their plans, the number of ongoing terror drills is coincidental, and should not be construed as evidence against the official narrative.
In light of the number of personnel who changes jobs around the time of 9-11, and the set of 9-11/Coincidences, the official narrative gives little comfort, alternative explanations is called for. Drills coincident with an act of "terrorism" serve multiple purposes:
False flag attacks often use drills as a cover - providing a pretext and fall back explanation if irregularities are observed or if the decision is taken not to carry out a false flag attack.
Staff and material is often ill prepared or otherwise disposed, and computers and other technological systems may not be operating normally. People are often confused between whether reported events are an exercise or whether they are really happening, hampering a suitable response to attacks.
Timely Alert II was a "disaster drill" held that morning at Fort Monmouth, an Army base in New Jersey, about 50 miles south of New York City. Fort Monmouth services also directly assist in the emergency response later in the day. Military exercises (war games) planned for September 11, 2001 included Global Guardian, Vigilant Guardian and Vigilant Warrior.
National Reconnaissance Office
The National Reconnaissance Office had an exercise scheduled for 9 a.m. September 11, 2001 involving a corporate jet crashing into one of the four towers of the NRO Headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia. It was not made public until almost a year later.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency had scheduled Operation TRIPOD for September 12th, 2001, as admitted by Rudy Giuliani in testimony to the 9-11/Commission: "The equipment was already there, so we were able to establish a command center there, within three days, that was two and a half to three times bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center"
Other earlier drills
United Airlines held a surprise training exercise 12 days before 9/11 in which they were led to believe that one of their planes had crashed. This was so realistic that some employees were physically sick, and lead on the day to clarifications that "This is not a drill!"
|Michael Chertoff||“"As of Sept. 10th, each of us knew everything we needed to know to tell us there was a possibility of what happened on Sept. 11th . . . We knew the World Trade Center was a target . . . We knew an airplane could be used as a weapon."”||Michael Chertoff|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||“The equipment was already there, so we were able to establish a command center there, within three days, that was two and a half to three times bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center”||Rudy Giuliani|
- NRO Emergency Response to a Small Aircraft Crash, Exercise Concept, 9/11 Commission Documents, Team 8, Box 16, Misc-Work-Paper-Fdr-NRO-Exercise-Plane-Crash-Into-Building, #809