The best commentary I've found is this one 11:30 minute video by Peekay Boston of Australia. Vic Sadot
BOSTON MARATHON MARTIAL LAW DRILL April 15, 2013: "Surely This Is Normal... Or Is It??" at Peekay Boston YouTube Channel (11:30) Peekay Boston says, “Jeff Bauman a Great American Hero... How can Anyone say that what we see in the Iconic Boston photo of him in a wheelchair is Not Normal?” Bauman not only lost two legs. He also got “hero” status when he identified the two Tsarnaev brothers to the FBI as the “terrorist” bombers! The other “hero” was the Cowboy Hat wearing Carlos Arredondo, who rescued Bauman by breaking all standard medical protocols by putting Bauman in a wheel-chair instead of flat out on a stretcher to reduce blood loss. Why did the many trained doctors and nurses who participate in the annual Boston Marathon “Mass Casualty Drill” not rescue Bauman properly if it was indeed real and not the annual drill done with “unwitting participants” gone live? How does breaking the protocols make you a hero instead of the subject of a lawsuit? Why did the huge number of medical professionals and ambulances available and participating in the annual drill not rescue Bauman? Is that normal?
The fact that Jeff Bauman was released from the hospital just 11 days after allegedly losing two leg, and the fact that he was fully recovered 19 days later, smiling and waving the flag at the Boston Bruins hocky game is, well, “NORMAL” in post-9/11 America! In an interview Bauman even explained his miraculous and rapid recovery to his being part of the PR campaign called “Boston Strong”. He answered that his doctors said he was a 'wolverine'.”
Yet Dr. Stan Monteith, a doctor who has performed amputations and who can also think critically. Dr. Monteith is quoted in this video as saying none of this is “normal” and “I think that this young man was a ‘crisis actor’.” http://youtu.be/Cf8E8vkcWJM?
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The Boston Marathon Mass Casualty Martial Law Drill presented in infantile fairy tale fashion in the Boston Globe in the thick of the sentimental Christmas Season 12-15-13. Read this and see what level of critical thinking adult mind that this reflects. It’s mass consumption soap opera tabloid stuff. To me, it sounds like it is written for children to believe for a very long time to come, as if to encage them in a myth/lie as if to foster an unquestioning malleable mind. Yet the goal of our society should be to educate and empower the people to participate in the decisions that affect everyone’s lives, and the actions that are done in our name. The FBI was calling for public help for information on the two young Tsarnaev brothers. We later found out from family member interviews that the FBI had been contacting and interfacing with the boys for over five years. The mother and the aunt said that it was a “set up”. Was it a psy op to get public acceptance of further militarization of the police as an occupation force using a martial law lockdown on the public? Would Americans give up their freedom to have a promised “security” in Boston, the cradle of American Liberty and revolution? Could they be traumatized enough to get them to accept things that would not be acceptable otherwise? Or do you believe in this fairy tale? Opening lines: “Tamerlan, the eldest, started hearing the voice as a young man. It disturbed him. It frightened him, as the voice inside grew more insistent. It may in the end have directed him. Dzhokhar, the youngest, was the child full of promise. But almost from the moment he left home, trouble and failure seemed to mark him, and risk to allure him. He was anything but a passive figure in the history the brothers would soon make…” http://www.bostonglobe.com/
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Russ Baker of “Who What Why” blog interviewed by Dennis Bernstein on Flashpoints KPFA PACIFICA on March 16, 2015. Russ Baker does not come into the show until 42 minutes into the 60 minute program, and you can move the bar forward to that point if you like. Russ Baker is the author of the unauthorized biography known as “Family of Secrets” on the Bush family. There are 3 twenty minute segments. The show starts with Larry Everest of World Can’t Wait and Dick Becker of the Answer Coalition talk about the new crisis of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and Obama’s request for the authorization of use of military force. Next comes a section on Everest starts with a critique of the new Hollywood film by Clint Eastwood called “Sniper”. The second segment is Margot Prescod of KPFK on Black Women’s lives matter. http://www.kpfa.org/archive/
A comment by Greg Allen Getty on KPFA dot org below this show's archive provided a link to some important open source links that I had not seen anywhere before. They are from the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and Homeland Security Watch. http://victorypost.com/?p=1040
April 21, 2008 in Boston dot com “Marathon as dry-run disaster” By Arnold Bogis
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Excerpts: TODAY thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators are unwittingly taking part in a planned disaster. Yet, they are not just safe from harm (except for the variety brought on by running 26.2 miles), they also are participants in an event that will make the citizens of Greater Boston safer in case of a natural catastrophe or terrorist attack. Primary responsibility for the health and well-being of both runners and spectators in Boston rests with Boston Emergency Medical Service (BEMS), along with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Emergency Management Agency. According to BEMS chief Richard Serino, his department considers events like the marathon and the Fourth of July celebration as "planned disasters" - safe, controlled environments that present "an opportunity to test some things you would never want to test in a real disaster." Although the principal goal during such events remains the safety of everyone involved, organizers have realized that these annual gatherings of hundreds of thousands of people present the perfect opportunity to evaluate new technologies, exercise disaster plans, and build vital relationships between public safety agencies and the private sector… This type of innovation is not limited to Massachusetts. In Washington, D.C., the city's evacuation plan is tested during the mass exodus of people after the fireworks finale at the Fourth of July festivities. California has developed medical surge plans to be used after catastrophes such as an earthquake in San Francisco or a nuclear terrorist attack in Los Angeles. The New York Police Department has created robust intelligence and counter-terrorism divisions to protect its residents. Massachusetts is better prepared for a real disaster because every Patriot's Day and Fourth of July is treated as a ‘disaster.’” Arnold Bogis is a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
This same man wrote this article in the Huffington Post in 2009 and for some reason updated it in 2011. Listen to the attitude conveyed toward "local authorities" that treats them like children.
“Planning for Nuclear Terrorism as Well as the Flu” - Posted: 06/13/2009 5:12 am EDT Arnold Bogis Updated for some reason two years later: 05/25/2011. Excerpts/emphasis added: “Confronted with a potential pandemic flu outbreak, President Obama thanked the Bush Administration for "creating the infrastructure so that we can respond." Extensive planning began several years ago, and these efforts encompassed all levels of government as well as the private sector… As the Taliban's influence spreads (WTF?), concern about the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons and materials grows. Terrorist acquisition of a nuclear bomb, or the materials required to construct one, would fulfill President Obama's warning that "one terrorist with one nuclear weapon could unleash massive destruction."… Unfortunately many communities have not gotten the point… Two assumptions prevail at the local level: that any nuclear explosion will completely destroy a major city and that the military is the only organization capable of responding… These ideas are fueled by Cold War-era memories in which the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union meant thousands of bombs would fall on U.S. cities. However, scenarios involving a nuclear terrorist attack, though horrible, are not equivalent. The federal government will eventually take charge of response efforts and military aid will be required. Yet as overwhelming as it will be for local and state resources, it is all that will be available in the first hours following the explosion… So what should local officials do? First, accept the threat and understand the military cannot arrive immediately to help. Although probability of such an attack is low compared to conventional explosives, natural disasters, or even bioterrorism, the possibility is real and the consequences catastrophic. Local officials should not delude themselves into thinking that existing plans for responding to dirty bombs can be simply expanded to deal with nuclear terrorism. There is no comparison between the two -- as Harvard professor and nuclear terrorism expert Graham Allison describes it, "a dirty bomb is to a nuclear bomb as a lighting bug is to lighting."” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
Who the Hell is Arnold Bogis? Here’s an article by him in “Homeland Security Watch” in 2011 about the doing annual “Mass Casualty Event” drills at the Boston Marathon on “unwitting participants”, says the writer. “The Boston Marathon: In preparedness, the old is new Filed under: General Homeland Security, Preparedness and Response” by Arnold Bogis on April 18, 2011. Excerpts: “This month the Obama Administration released Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8 on National Preparedness. While arguments can be made both in favor and against this seeming reboot of the national effort to increase preparedness for natural disasters and terrorist attacks, what particularly puzzles me is the lack of attention, given existing homeland security models that include vigorous cooperation among jurisdictions and participation of non-traditional homeland security actors. Although the principal goal during such events remains the safety of everyone involved, organizers have realized that these annual gatherings of hundreds of thousands of people present the perfect opportunity to evaluate new technologies, exercise disaster plans, and build vital relationships between public safety agencies and the private sector.
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