DHS Admits Boston Training Drill Involving Backpack Explosives Planned Months Before Marathon

Anthony Gucciardi
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June 10th, 2013
Updated 06/10/2013 at 6:52 pm

The Department of Homeland Security has gone public with an admission that an exercise was planned months before the Boston Marathon bombings that involved backpacks being used to detonate explosives by rogue terrorists.

According to the DHS documents acquired by the Boston Globe, the agents were planning on conducting training exercises centered around a fictitious terrorist group called ‘Free America Citizens’, a group that would plant backpacks full of explosives around Boston that the detectives would be forced to track down. Ultimately, of course, this ended up happening at the Boston Marathon itself with precise accuracy. The Globe report reads that “the city was hit with a real terrorist attack executed in a frighteningly similar fashion.”

And the DHS isn’t denying that the training exercise manifested itself at the Boston Marathon, as detailed in the back-end article on the Boston Globe that I discovered while browsing the news.

The real thing happened before we were able to execute,” a Boston police official told the Boston Globe in the report.

The exercise, labeled as “Operation Urban Shield,” was funded by a $200,000 Homeland Security grant. It was planned months before the Boston Marathon, and it was scheduled to ‘take place’ in official capacity this weekend, according to the sources. But the exercise admission lends further credence to the ignored eyewitness account of bomb sniffing dogs and bomb squads running a training exercise during the morning of the Boston Marathon. Was this training exercise part of Operation Urban Shield?

Interestingly, they specifically detailed that this terrorist group (that presumably is based off of ‘right wing extremists’ and the sovereign citizens movement) would carry a logo of a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat. I’m not claiming there’s a relationship, but I find it funny that even their logo matched up with real events from the Boston Marathon bombings. It was in fact the apparent security at the event that was spotted wearing clothing adorning the image of skulls that turned out to be the logo for the Craft International private security firm.

I will be reporting more on Operation Urban Shield as more information becomes available.

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  1. smithfield says:

    Well s***.

  2. Janice Bennett says:

    NO NO NO Absolutely NOT, a live event is not the place to practice anything that has to do with bomb drill training. Obviously the Boston Marathon Races was proof of that. Now you are targetting the Boy Scout Jamboree. I think it is a horrific idea to ruin the event for the boyscouts. And as I said before, just why are you so anticipation of any terror events. You are going to bring the wrath of God down on us an He will show you what terror is all about! Are you nuts?

    • David Lee says:

      Janice: Have you been living under a rock or something lately? Do you even know what this whole thing is about or are you just freaking out because all you have is the MainStreamMedia’s education on this topic?: There’s a little something called a FALSE FLAG EVENT- these things are fabricated events created for the sole purpose of an agenda (war for instance)- like the Vietnam War via the Gulf of Tonkin incident. The gov’t has been, will be , and IS capable and more than willing to sacrifice lives and wounds- you need to wake up before it’s too late.

      • FF Watcher says:

        David, she must be on to false flags, as she mentions the next one everyone is watching out for that is in WV bioterror attack at the Boy Scout Jamboree. There is alot of info & all the agency drill set ups on this.. & the new rules for boy scouts for this event is also unprecedented.. If U know anything about any form of Scouting U will recall that the Buddy System is like a commandment/law.. well suddenly at this event there is NO buddy system. DHS & other agencies are running simultainious drills at the event. & U know that many times DRILLS = Death. as they tend to go live via False Flags.. the evidence is just irrefutable.. So this is a biggy people are watching out for to be ready to spread truth.. just like the tips we all got before Boston.. there R still some White Hats, & the midst of this complete Black Hat COUP of the US Federal Government. Everyone keep up the good work & stay alert. save pages, data, pics, share & save & upload to various places.. & do what we were doing for Boston.

        • Feek says:

          Just as a point of clarification, the Jamboree requirements do still state a buddy system is to be used at all times. They've just updated to mean that the buddy system will be used moving from activity area to activity area, but while IN the activity area, each scout can split up and perform activities designed for their ability level.

      • scoobydoo says:

        See also all the MSM, WHO, CDC scares on "mysterious" new killer flu.. then see the Obama ruling of Mandatory vaccinations of all citizens etc.. soft or hard kill. Hegelian didactic. The PRISM system & it's counter parts is also a DNA gathering tool. see all the reports of roadblocks around US to gather blood & DNA samples.. Local Jurisdictions pull over people, then PIRE (Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation) oddly an anti gun group located in Maryland. It is funded by TIDES Foundation. A George Soros foundation. The same George Soros who bought the company that owns & runs the machines that the US uses for electronic voting machines.. the same on proven in hearings w/ testimony that hired a company & programers to write code for these machines to change the votes. See you tube video of testimoney & how he explains that if allowed he can provide code before hand to prove it, & then they can open a machine & see that the code matched.. Obama & WH shut all this investigation down. But re these creepy police/sheriff road blocks to get blood & DNA samples see that it happened again in 3 counties in Alabama THIS last weekend & has made it into press in Ohio etc. http://blog.al.com/east-alabama/2013/06/why_were_… do a search there R more articles on this weekend & on others across the country for at least a year. & always read comment sections U tend to get much much more info.

    • Janice:

      There was drills on 911 for plane hijacking. There was a drill scheduled to coincide with the London subway bombing. Now the Boston bombing. There is no way this is a coincidence.

      Our government is full of “place men”. “Place men” is a term from revolutionary times. Colonial governors traditionally elected from local men were replaced by George with aristocrats from England loyal to the king. We now have “place men” loyal to the new world order gang, bankers and such. Their job is to harm the republic you pledge allegiance to. Get educated and then educate everybody you know. Or at least try.

  3. Mickie says:

    Janice, I kinda agree with but anything is possible with our government.it just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. People like you fail to realize that our own government is capable of doing such a heinous act.What do you think our military is doing over seas?

  4. jamey says:

    Idiots… of course you r government did this. Duh.

  5. Yeah, complete with amputee crisis actors. Boston was a complete false flag operation, NO ONE got their extremities blown off.

    • Rosemary, I think you probably just made a typo, but I want to clarify an important distinction:

      Training Exercise- a planned, FAKE training session, designed to SIMULATE real conditions.

      False Flag- False flag (or black flag) describes covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities, groups or nations than those who actually planned and executed them

      An example of this is what Hitler did with the Reichstag fire to rally support against "communist."

      If the above poster is claiming that this was a false flag op, he's saying that it was planned and carried out for real with the intention of deceiving us about who was really responsible.

    • Mike rivera says:

      My boss lost his son and his daughter lost her leg. They were not actors. You are stupid

  6. The "REAL THING" did NOT happen

    • MJRaichyk says:

      REAL THINGS did not happen TO THE FEATURED ACTORS in the Boston Marathon bombings, but that doesn't mean that people were not harmed, even killed in the Sandy Hook event where the Lanzas — Adam and Nancy– were the targets for banking/gangster payback to punish Peter Lanza for his role in not protecting the operation of the GE Finance's rate rigging executives (convicted of felonies and sentenced to 3-4 years in prison) on trial from early in 2012 to October 25th just prior to the video work prepared for SH massacre in December 2012 …

      in Boston, they had prepared 'post production' crews that were primed to produce coverage of the actors and orchestrated 'first responders'. They're not going to care nor cover collateral 'damage'

      Collateral damage to others is not unthinkable with this form of terrorizing for political agendas… just like the Gladio terrorizing of populations in Europe in the coldwar and later in order to influence the feared growing influence of political figures that NATO/US (under Adm Lemnitzer especially) wanted defeated. These tactics were so successful that their adoption spread to other parts of the globe and to other federal (and likely other countries' security intelligence operations) agencies… TTYL

  7. Martin McCannell says:

    Good work on investigating the DHS connection to the Boston bombings. Thanks.

    “FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino was on the ground in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, last week during the bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon.”http://www.fema.gov/blog?page=1. Serino later penned an op-ed piece not mentioning his personal presence at the explosions.
    http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2…lfP/story….

    Serino is the author of a report entitled “Marathons – A Tale of Two Cities and the Running of a Planned Mass Casualty Event” http://www.integratedtrainingsummit….no_richard…

    Serino’s wife Doreen works in emergency at Boston Medical Center where Jeff Bauman went for treatment after being supposedly injured in the first explosion. http://www.catholicmemorial.org/podi….aspx?t=14…
    Photos by Ben Thorndike show Christian Williams attaching something to Bauman’s legs in the smoke after the blast. http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/forum/topics/bos… . Bauman claims full recollection of the event but only credits Carlos Arredondo with saving his life and says nothing about Christian Williams. http://audio.weei.com/a/74019257/boston-bombing-h

    Serino is pictured here with DHS Secretary Napolitano (who recruited him) and President Obama .http://swampland.time.com/2013/05/21/president-obamas-remarks-on-the-tornadoes-in-oklahoma-transcript/

  8. Jason Checking says:

    And 0 proof Sandy Hook was real, and if you missed it SH parents just fought to have a bill passed to seal evidence from the public, and it passed in the middle of the night.

    • MJRaichyk says:

      The coroner had already dealt with this a year before, when he threatened to resign if the legislators didn't pass his bill that seals pediatric murder autopsies, automatically… so now why would that be important to a coroner? Our local coroner said that she had no idea why such a demand would be inspiring a coroner… imagine that! Within the year of passage, SH became a national pediatric murder capitol… Planning an opportunity for future terror 'drill'… thoroughly criminal..

  9. guest says:

    What is in a name? (Free American Citizens) fictitious DHS group for terror training. These bombs were planted by and for the Government and the 2 Tsarnaev men (terrorists) are likely Patsies.

  10. Dutch says:

    I had a drill planned last week. I was going to wear a costume of a cross dressing, Nazi Donald Duck, stand in front of Quizno’s and expose myself only to Asian Women between the ages of 30-45.

    But when I showed up at Quizno’s wouldn’t you know it, there was already a guy in a Nazi-Donald-Duck-in-drag costume exposing himself to my same demographic.

    So what I’m trying to say is that I totally believe that this whole story is all just a big coincidence. Stuff like this happens all the time. Like when they just happened to be running a terror drill around planes hitting the WTC on 9/11/01. And then they did. Or when they were running a drill around a subway bombing at the exact same time that the Madrid bombings took place. See, what I mean. Total coincidences like this happen all the time. Don’t read too much into them. It’s all just totally random chance.

    (Note to all of you short on brains: yes, this is sarcasm)

    • Martin McCannell says:

      Great post. Thanks. All you can do is laugh. In that vein… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jru8SFsmZNQ

    • Deb says:

      The next drill is new york subway right with an odorless gas attack, right? What are the chances it goes live or real? And then there is the zombie-apocalypse drill by DHS, our taxpayer dollars at work to keep us safe from the zombie terrorist threat, what would cause a drill like that to become real? Biological weapons? Scary stuff. And to think, I remember a time when we thought the muslims were scary along with all middle easterners from the "axis of evil". But it is different now, the real terror threat is any american that embraces the constitution or liberty or has any political beliefs that differ from the administration or the mainstream overreaching federal government. Give up the constitution and bill of rights or be labeled a terrorist. I guess you can put me down for having a dossier in the nazi spy program just for posting this. If I were in New York, I would get out. How much you wanna bet there is a martial law lockdown after the drill goes "live"?

    • “Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.” - Emma Bull

  11. charlie says:

    This, of course, was just practice for when DHS did the real thing and blamed it on the mooooslims.

  12. musings says:

    I think, from looking at many videos and photos of the event that this was a complex drill created after real Marathon runners were already diverted – that is, kept running along Commonwealth rather than turning onto Boylston. There were some stragglers, but all the elites had left – hence no more jumbotron or major media coverage.
    All they had to do to make it into what they wanted was after the fact. Call it real when it wasn't. Why? I think there were geopolitical considerations designed to manipulate Russia in an upcoming confrontation with Russia's allies, Syria and Iran. Now we are playing mind games about their Chechen internal enemies.

  13. addi says:

    I do not believe it at this stage … United States

  14. rebelready says:

    Alastair Stevenson looks a lot like Bill Richard. Isn't that interesting!! Also interesting is that immediate released pics of blast site two do not have Bill Richard in the photos or videos but he appears in subsequent photos. Another interesting fact is that the shrapnel in pics does not show in the videos or legitimate pictures of the blast site. Also why is there no blood in the road where Jane Martin was supposedly rescued by the guy who ran out of the restaurant and noted bleeding so bad that he retrieved a belt from a bystander so he could apply a tourniquet??

  15. smithfield says:

    Thanks again Anthony continuing to follow your posts/videos.

  16. wootendw says:

    There are, unfortunately, many who believe that the 'good of society' ('public interest', 'common good', 'benefit of the masses', etc.), however one chooses to define it, is more important than the rights of a few 'obnoxious' individuals. Many believe, for example, that it's okay to take someone's home if the property is needed for some higher purpose that benefits the 'whole community' in some way that is defined by those in government that would take it. This idea, that the collective good comes before individual rights, provides the 'moral' basis for the military draft. Taken to its full context, this concept will eventually lead to faked terrorist attacks, concentration camps and the euthanasia of the elderly.

  17. hsaive says:

    So the Boston Globe is admitting 2 issues that defy logic when considered together
    1- The real terrorist attack happened 2 months before the planned exercise.
    2- The planned exercise with crisis actors occurred 2 months early and on the day of the alleged terror attack.

    How do you reconcile this puzzle?

  18. PaoloCaru says:

    At about 1:00 pm on the day of the Boston Marathon there were several mint new blue unmarked utility trucks with federal government plates located on the Commonwealth Avenue Greenway between Clarendon and Dartmouth Streets, two block parallel from the grand stand. There were also a few black unmarked Chevy Suburbans with federal government plates in this line of vehicles.
    These vehicles, several box-shaped trucks, were lined along the paths, many doors open, staffed by a few civilians. I did see a DHS marking on some equipment. Locals and tourists alike were walking freely by these vehicles. Anyone could have freely entered these vehicles as some had no one inside. They were filled (stuffed) with equipment and computers. They were definitely not medical rescue vehicles. One of the low trucks had two white satellite dishes on top. The same trucks can be seen in several photos and videos of the bomb area after the blast.
    There was also a Boston Fire Truck and a large yellow tent with a detractable exoskeleton at the end of this line of unmarked vehicles on the green path.

    Supposedly there were bomb exercises going on during the marathon. If this is true, these blue (DHS?) vehicles were certainly part of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LjZTeWxBSo

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  20. TruNuz says:

    Broadcastify has live scanner feed in their archives for the past 6 months. If you listen closely there are some interesting tidbits to pick up on from that day. One I remember is from a news helicopter commenting on a group of men at some nearby military facility. Another is a device found inside a building, said there was going to be a controlled explosion (that is when the street cleared out, ambulances moved, etc.) but there was no explosion for some reason. Many others that may be of more importance now.

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  29. mike says:

    You forgot to mention that the CEO (Chris Kyle) of craft international was assassinated in February by his shooting partner at a shooting range in Texas. Combine this with the assassination of critical (confidential informant?) witness to the case, Ibrihim Todashev, the fast that the FBI has a long history of financing murder (Whitey Bulger) and all the other "coincidences" in this case, and DHS and FBI begin to look more dangerous that "terroroists".

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