Boston – Operation Urban Shield and the “Free America Citizens” Terrorists Drill

UPDATE: ajmacdonaldjr makes a great point: Why were they planning to run another drill so soon after the one they held in November in Boston? Most cities that run these drills run one a year.

(The scenario planned by the “producers” of this event unfolded much like the actual Boston Bombing psyop.  And it had been planned months in advance by the heads of the various agencies who were then put in charge of the investigation of the Boston Bombing.

According to the story, they had already recruited actors to play various roles. The operation centered around a bombing using back-packs and the investigation using security camera videos to identify the suspects; “terrorists” using a stolen car going into neighboring counties and eventually a dead suspect near the stolen car being used to lead them to the other suspects. What is perhaps even more frightening than all of those coincidences and law enforcement agency officials acting like “producers” creating the plot and logistics for all of this, is the fact that they were using the fictional “Free America Citizens” as the mock terrorist group.

Using the term “America Citizens” as your terrorist group is bad enough, but think about this mock al Qaeda-like group in terms of what I have been saying in relation to the latest spate of “leaks”… what I have said is this series of leaks and the rash of uncharacteristic coverage across the spectrum of the media may have been created to produce a narrative that a new terrorist group of “homegrown insurgents”, has sprung up as a reaction to the growing resentment of the oppression we see being suddenly presented on the MSM daily.

Kinda like a “Free America Citizens” group?)

Officials from a dozen agencies had been meeting for months to plan the scenario. They behaved much like movie producers, recruiting students from Northeastern University and the Boston Police Academy to play the parts of terrorists and witnesses.

They scouted warehouses and homes around Chelsea and Winthrop that could be used as a terrorist safe house.

from Boston Globe   (H/T Razz)

The scenario had been carefully planned: A terrorist group prepared to hurt vast numbers of people around Boston would leave backpacks filled with explosives at Faneuil Hall, the Seaport District, and in other towns, spreading waves of panic and fear. Detectives would have to catch the culprits.

Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed “Operation Urban Shield,” meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat. The hypothetical terrorist group was even given a name: Free America Citizens, a home-grown cadre of militiamen whose logo would be a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression, according to a copy of the plans obtained by the Boston Globe.

But two months before the training exercise was to take place, the city was hit with a real terrorist attack executed in a frighteningly similar fashion. The chaos of the Boston Marathon bombings disrupted plans for the exercise, initially scheduled for this weekend, forcing police to postpone. Now officials must retool aspects of the training.

The real thing happened before we were able to execute,” said a law enforcement official …

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