Look at this, Russia has done drills with NATO that could have been flipped live and become the exact same type of false flags as 9/11:http://australia.to/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4191:norad-russia-wrap-up-vigilant-eagle-&catid=122:security&Itemid=169
NORAD, Russia Wrap up 'Vigilant Eagle'
Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:37
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 11, 2010
- The storyline seemed to come straight from a Cold War suspense thriller, as North American Aerospace Defense Command forces working with their Russian counterparts tracked a "hijacked" aircraft across the Pacific Ocean
, but this was no movie.
NORAD and the Russia completed the first joint exercise designed to establish clear communication processes that would allow the two forces to work together during a real crisis.
The three-day exercise, called "Vigilant Eagle," was an international air terrorism scenario conducted over the Pacific Ocean consisting of forces from the United States and Russia responding to the simulated hijacking of a B-757 en route to the Far East. NORAD's planning and exercise directorate sprearheaded the exercise.
Elements of the Transportation Security Administration's operations center, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the 611th Air and Space Operations Group, the 176th Air Control Squadron and the Alaska NORAD Region made up the U.S. half of the exercise, while the air force navigation service's communications and radiotech directorate, office of special translation and interpretation operations directorate and the national antiterrorism office made up the Russian half."What we are practicing today is the communication procedures between NORAD, plus U.S. civilian air traffic control agencies and our Russian counterparts so that we can pass on information to them about air terrorism events to allow them to posture their forces to respond in kind,"
said Canadian Forces Col. Todd Balfe, Alaska NORAD Region deputy commander.
In the scenario presented by the exercise, a B-757 jetliner, simulated by a Gulfstream 4 jet, signaled to authorities on the ground that it has been hijacked
. NORAD F-22s and an E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control aircraft scrambled in response and followed the track of interest across the Pacific, handing it off to Russian fighters as it approached Russian territory. On the second day of the exercise, it was done in reverse, with SU-27 fighters making the hand-off to F-22s as the "hijacked"
aircraft approached Alaska.
Air Force Lt. Col. John Oberst, 176th ACS operations officer, said the very fact that NORAD and Russian forces were working together in this exercise made it a success.
"This exercise is one milestone in working together in other future efforts," he said. "Our folks are proud to be a part of such an important event and are passionate about partaking in efforts to protect our borders."
Russian air force Col. Alexander Vasilyev, deputy director of security and safety, said that despite the friction the two countries have had in years past, it is important for them to work together to combat the dangers of air terrorism.
"Terrorism is something that affects all our countries," he said. "So it is very important that we work together to develop procedures and bring the relationship between our countries closer together to unite our countries in the fight against terrorism."
______________________http://en.rian.ru/world/20110607/164493773.htmlRussia, NATO planes chase 'renegade' aircraft in anti-terror drill
Russian and NATO fighter aircraft started on Tuesday the operational phase of the joint Vigilant Skies 2011 anti-terrorism drills by intercepting a plane hijacked by terrorists over Poland
, Russian National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) spokesman Dmitry Pavlov said.
The drills on June 6-10 are designed to increase Russia-NATO counterterrorism capabilities, bring transparency and predictability to the situation in the air, as well as bolster cooperation and understanding between the participating countries.
This is the first such counterterrorism exercise held between NATO and the Russian Federation, as a part of the NATO-Russia Council Cooperative Airspace Initiative.
“Vigilant Skies 2011 exercises consist of several phases with consecutive participation of Russian and NATO planes from Poland, Turkey and Norway in respective national airspace,” Pavlov said.
The participants are using for the first time a common airspace monitoring system, which provides a shared NATO-Russia radar picture of air traffic and allows early warning of suspicious air activities through commonly agreed procedures.
The exercise will help improve air safety for passengers on international flights between NATO and Russian airspace.
“Our strategic goal is to create an airspace security zone expanding from North Cape [northern Norway] to Dardanelles and Bosporus,” said another NAC official, Yevgeny Potapov, who supervises the drills.
Last year, the Russian Air Force held a similar anti-terror exercise, dubbed Vigilant Eagle, together with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the U.S. Northern Command.
MOSCOW, June 7 (RIA Novosti)
__________________________Medvedev passes law to boost anti-terrorism measureshttp://en.rian.ru/russia/20110503/163832972.html
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed into law on Tuesday a bill that grants him authority to impose additional security measures in the event of an increased terrorism threat.Under the bill, Russia will adopt a color chart similar to that used in the United States. A substantial terrorism threat will be marked by a dark blue indicator, a severe threat by yellow, and a critical threat by red.
The president will decide which measures to take in accordance with a given threat level.
"We need a complex approach to working out preventative measures in the event of a terrorist threat. This will permit measures to be taken in time against terrorism," the bill says.
The move comes a month after Moscow marked the first anniversary of twin suicide bomb attacks in the city's metro
and less than three months after a suicide bomb attack at Domodedovo international airport
outside the capital.
The combined attacks left 77 people dead and scores wounded and prompted police to tighten security at public transport hubs across the city.
Both incidents were blamed on militants in Russia's North Caucasus
, where federal security forces have been fighting an Islamist insurgency for the past decade.
MOSCOW, May 3 (RIA Novosti)
______________________http://en.rian.ru/video/20110325/163205819.htmlInternal Troops special forces hold anti-terror training exercise near Moscow
Special forces units of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Internal Troops conducted an anti-terror training exercise near Moscow in the run-up to the agency’s 200th anniversary. They negotiated an obstacle course, stormed a building taken over by mock terrorists, rappelled down from helicopters, and defeated the enemy in an attack supported by armored vehicles. The exercise involved over 150 officers and men, 30 armored vehicles, and two Mil Mi-8 military transport helicopters.
It looks like the upcoming drill was mentioned in a blurb back in 2011:http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/86790/December 16, 2011
- 16:07 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Joint Russian-U.S. counterterrorism exercise involving special forces of the two states will be held in May 2012, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Friday, December 16."The U.S. was chosen as the host of the bilateral exercise to be held in late May 2012,"
Col. Alexander Kucherenko said.
Russia's airborne forces and U.S. Special Forces will take part in the exercise. The program involves firing, mountain warfare, military engineering, tactics and parachute training, RIA Novosti reported.
Russia, U.S. to Hold Anti-terror Drills in May
Airborne troops from Russia and the Untied States would hold joint anti-terror drills in the U.S. state of Colorado between May 24 and 31, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Col. Alexander Kucherenko said on Thursday. According to the spokesman, it will be the first time that the Russian airborne forces have held exercises with the U.S. airborne forces on the U.S. territory.
"According to the exercise scenario, soldiers of the two countries will hold a tactical airborne operation, including the reconnaissance of imaginary terrorists' camp and a raid," Kucherenko said. "After the operation, a helicopter will evacuate the soldiers," Kucherenko said, adding that the Russian soldiers will also exercise with the U.S. special service weapons in the drills in Fort Carson, Colorado.Besides, the spokesman said, the Russian group will arrive a week ahead of the drills and attend a baseball game in the city of Colorado Springs.
Interesting article that comes up amongst this other stuff:http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120427/173077874.html
There have never been talks on setting up a NATO base in Russia and there are no plans to build NATO facilities anywhere in the country, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
In light with continuing public protests and media speculations over the so-called NATO transit hub in the city of Ulyanovsk in the Volga region, the ministry reiterated on Thursday that the issue was “purely technical” and did not involve the presence of NATO military personnel in the country.
“There is no base or other NATO facility either in Ulyanovsk or anywhere else in Russia, and it will never be,” the ministry said in an extensive commentary on its website. “This issue has never been a subject of talks or agreements between Russia and other countries.”
Russia has been providing assistance to the international military contingent in Afghanistan since 2003 in line with the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1386 in the form of allowing the transit of non-lethal weaponry to and from the war-torn Central Asian country under bilateral agreements with several countries.
Agreements with the United States, Germany, France and Spain have been ratified by the Russian parliament, while agreements with Italy and Sweden, which is not a NATO country, are awaiting ratification.
The airport in Ulyanovsk and adjacent railroad infrastructure have been chosen after a thorough study as an optimal route for a new “combined” transportation mode, which includes air, rail and water transport, the ministry said.
“We must underline that the cargoes will be transported as regular commercial shipments…through civilian facilities,” the commentary said. “Only Russian commercial logistics companies will be involved.”
All shipments for NATO troops in Afghanistan will be carried out under commercial contracts and checked by Russian customs officials to avoid the possibility of illicit drug-trafficking.
The ministry emphasized again the technical nature of the solution, and criticized the media and certain political forces in the country for distorting actual facts and providing false information in order to satisfy their own interests.
“We hope that this commentary will clarify the issue and, finally, end speculations on the subject,” the ministry said.
Off topic, but look at this PDF while I was doing a search for Fort Carson: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/49817.pdf
The elite are having their own military sign onto the bullsh*t man-made global warming enslavement energy solutions.