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Business exec confirms same-time-as-attack underground bombing exercise

By Judi McLeod
Thursday, July 14, 2005

Toronto-- Ramblin_roses2003@yahoo.co.uk (in the United Kingdom) may have found some answers on the "bombing exercises", which took place at the same time as last week's real-time terrorist attacks in London.

Basing their information on a BBC Radio 5 interview, Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones wrote for PrisonPlanet.com that a consulting agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th.

"The host interviewed Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants, which bills itself as a `crisis management advice company', better known to you and I as a PR firm.

"Power told the host that at the exact time that the London bombings were taking place, his company was running a 1,000 person strong exercise which drilled the London Underground being bombed at the exact same locations, at the exact times, as happened in real life.

"Peter Power was a former Scotland Yard official, working at one time with the Anti Terrorist Branch."

Watson and Jones noted in their story that NORAD was conducting drills of flying hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon at 8:30 in the morning of September 11, 2001 and that the CIA planned exercise on September 11 was built around a plane crashing into a building.

Of the London terrorist attacks, the duo wrote: "The fact that the exercise mirrored the exact locations and times of the bombings is light years ahead beyond a coincidence."

Ramblin Roses2003, a UK website decided to go directly to the source, by emailing Peter Power.

"What is on people's minds right now, is that on the morning of 9/11 it has long since been questioned as to how NOT ONE, but rather 3 planes managed to reach their targets without being detected. It is also "alleged" that on the morning of that fateful event, the air force was "stood down" whilst "exercises" were being carried out which related to a terrorist attack.
"What I would therefore ask you to consider is this: IF what happened in the U.S. that morning was the ONLY occurrence, then of course, it's my belief that one might say: It was nothing more than a coincidence–but when an attack is made against ourselves in the UK (almost 4 years later) and AGAIN it is found that an exercise was being carried but when the attack occurred–then do you not believe it to be reasonable that people will question it?" Ramblin Roses asked Power.

In his response, Power confirms a "short number of `walk through' scenarios for a private company in London as part of a wider project that remains confidential".

Power also confirms that when activities "quickly became the real thing…the players that morning responded very well indeed to the sudden reality of events."

The entire text of Power's letter follows below, allowing CFP readers to judge for themselves:

"Thank you for your message. Given the volume of emails about events on 7 July and a commonly expressed misguided belief that our exercises revealed prescient behavior, or was somehow a conspiracy (noting that several websites interpreted our work that day in an inaccurate/naïve/ignorant/hostile manner) it has been decided to issue a single email response as follows: It is confirmed that a short number of `walk through' scenarios planed (sic) well in advance had commenced that morning for a private company in London (as part of a wider project that remains confidential) and that two scenarios related directly to terrorist bombs at the same time as the ones that actually detonated with such tragic results. One scenario in particular, was very similar to real time events.

"However, anyone with knowledge about such ongoing threats to our capital city will be aware that (a) the emergency services have already practiced several of their own exercises based on bombs in the underground system (also reported by the main news channels) and (b) a few months ago the BBC broadcast a similar documentary on the same theme, although with much worse consequences. It is hardly surprising therefore, that we chose a feasible scenario–but the timing and script was nonetheless, a little disconcerting.

"In short, our exercise (which involved just a few people as crisis managers actually responding to a simulated series of activities involving, on paper, 1,000 staff) quickly became the real thing and the players that morning responded very well indeed to the sudden reality of events.

"Beyond this no further comment will be made and based on the extraordinary number of messages from ill informed people, no replies will henceforth be given to anyone unable to demonstrate a bona fide reason for asking (e.g. accredited journalist/academic)."

Peter Power

Visor Consultants Limited


Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at: judi@canadafreepress.com


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