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All Roads Lead to Dark Winter 
Remember Dark Winter... The exercise that predicted the 9/11 Anthrax
Attacks.... The same cast is at work now...
During the presidency of George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s, something
disturbing unfolded at the U.S.’ top biological warfare research facility
at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Specimens of highly contagious and deadly
pathogens – anthrax and ebola among them – had disappeared from the lab, at
a time when lab workers and rival scientists had been accused of targeted
sexual and ethnic harassment and several disgruntled researchers had left
as a result.
In addition to missing samples of anthrax, ebola, hanta virus and a variant
of AIDS, two of the missing specimens had been labeled “unknown” – “an Army
euphemism for classified research whose subject was secret,” according to
The vast majority of the specimens lost were never found and an Army
spokesperson would later claim that it was “likely some were simply thrown
out with the trash.”
An internal Army inquiry in 1992 would reveal that one employee, Lt. Col.
Philip Zack, had been caught on camera secretly entering the lab to conduct
“unauthorized research, apparently involving anthrax,” the *Hartford
later report. Despite this, Zack would continue
<> to do infectious disease
research for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and would collaborate with the
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)
throughout the 1990s.
The *Courant* had also noted that: “A numerical counter on a piece of lab
equipment had been rolled back to hide work done by the mystery researcher
[later revealed to be Zack], who left the misspelled label ‘antrax’ in the
machine’s electronic memory.” The *Courant*’s report further detailed the
extremely lax security controls and chaotic disorganization that then
characterized the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious
Diseases (USAMRIID) lab in Fort Detrick.
This same lab would, a decade later, be officially labeled as the source of
the anthrax spores responsible for the 2001 anthrax attacks, attacks which
are also officially said to have been the work of a “deranged” USAMRIID
researcher, despite initially having been blamed on Saddam Hussein and Iraq
by top government officials and mainstream media. Those attacks killed 5
Americans and sickened 17.
Yet, as the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks unfolded,
accusations from major U.S. newspapers soon emerged that the FBI was
deliberately sabotaging the probe to protect the Anthrax attacker and that
the CIA and U.S. military intelligence had refused to cooperate with the
investigation. The FBI did not officially close their investigation into
the 2001 anthrax attacks, nicknamed “Amerithrax,” until 2010 and aspects of
that investigation still remain classified.
More recently, this past July, the same Fort Detrick lab would be shut down
the CDC, after it was found that
“did not maintain an accurate or current inventory” for toxins and “failed
to safeguard against unauthorized access to select agents.” The closure of
the lab for its numerous breaches of biosafety protocols would be hidden
from Congress
the facility would controversially be partially reopened
November before all of the identified biosafety issues were resolved.
The same day that the lab was controversially allowed to partially reopen,
which was the result of heavy lobbying from the Pentagon, local news
outlets reported that the lab had suffered “two breaches of containment”
last year, though the nature of those breaches and the pathogens involved
were redacted in the inspection findings report obtained by the *Frederick
News Post*
Notably, USAMRIID has, since the 1980s
worked closely with virologists and virology labs in Wuhan, China, where
the first epicenter of the current novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases
emerged. The Chinese government has since alleged that the virus had been
brought to China by members of the U.S. military, members of which attended
the World Military Games in the country last October.
Such similarities among these Fort Detrick lab breaches, from the early
1990s to 2001 to the present, may be nothing more than unfortunate
coincidences that are the result of a stubborn federal government and
military that have repeatedly refused to enforce the necessary stringent
safety precautions on the nation’s top biological warfare laboratory.
Yet, upon examining not only these biosafety incidents at Fort Detrick, but
the 2001 Anthrax attacks and the current Covid-19 outbreak, another odd
commonality stands out — high-level war games exercise took place in June
2001 that eerily predicted not only the Anthrax attacks, but also the
initial government narrative of those attacks and much, much more.
That June 2001 exercise, known as “Dark Winter,” also predicted many
aspects of government pandemic response that would later re-emerge in last
October’s simulation “Event 201,” which predicted a global pandemic caused
by a novel Coronavirus just months before the Covid-19 outbreak. In
addition, the U.S. government would lead its own multi-part series of
pandemic simulations, called “Crimson Contagion,” that would also predict
aspects of the Covid-19 outbreak and government response.
Upon further investigation, key leaders of both Event 201 and Crimson
Contagion, not only have deep and longstanding ties to U.S. Intelligence
and the U.S. Department of Defense, they were all previously involved in
that same June 2001 exercise, Dark Winter. Some of these same individuals
would also play a role in the FBI’s “sabotaged” investigation into the
subsequent Anthrax attacks and are now handling major aspects of the U.S.
government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis. One of those individuals,
Robert Kadlec, was recently put in charge of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) entire Covid-19 response efforts, despite the fact
that he was recently and directly responsible for actions that needlessly
infected Americans with Covid-19.
Other major players in Dark Winter are now key drivers behind the
“biodefense” mass surveillance programs currently being promoted as a
technological solution to Covid-19’s spread, despite evidence that such
programs actually worsen
outbreaks. Others still have close connections to the insider trading that
recently occurred among a select group of U.S. Senators regarding the
economic impact of Covid-19 and are set to personally profit from lucrative
contracts to develop not just one, but the majority, of experimental
Covid-19 treatments and vaccines currently under development by U.S.
This investigative series, entitled “Engineering Contagion: Amerithrax,
Coronavirus and the Rise of the Biotech-Industrial Complex,” will examine
these disturbing parallels between the 2001 anthrax attacks and the current
scandals and “solutions” of the Covid-19 crisis as well as the simulations
that eerily preceded both events. By tracing key actors in Dark Winter from
2001 to the present, it is also possible to trace the corruption that has
lurked behind U.S. “biodefense” and pandemic preparedness efforts for
decades and which now is rearing its ugly head as pandemic panic distracts
the American and global public from the fundamentally untrustworthy, and
frankly dangerous, individuals who are in control of the U.S. government’s
and corporate America’s response.
Given their involvement in Dark Winter and, more recently, Event 201 and
Crimson Contagion, this series seeks to explore the possibility that, just
like the 2001 anthrax attacks, government insiders had foreknowledge of the
Covid-19 crisis on a scale that, thus far, has gone unreported and that
those same insiders are now manipulating the government’s response and
public panic in order to reap record profits and gain unprecedented power
for themselves and control over people’s lives.
In late June 2001, the U.S. military was preparing for a “Dark Winter
At Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland, several Congressmen, a
former CIA director, a former FBI director, government insiders and
privileged members of the press met to conduct a biowarfare simulation that
would precede both the September 11 attacks and the 2001 Anthrax attacks by
a matter of months. It specifically simulated the deliberate introduction
of smallpox to the American public by a hostile actor.
The simulation was a collaborative effort led by the Johns Hopkins Center
for Civilian Biodefense Strategies (part of the Johns Hopkins Center for
Health Security) in collaboration with the Center for Strategic and
International Studies (CSIS), the Analytic Services (ANSER) Institute for
Homeland Security and the Oklahoma National Memorial Institute for the
Prevention of Terrorism. The concept, design and script of the simulation
were created by Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins
Center along with Randy Larsen and Mark DeMier of ANSER. The full script of
the exercise can be read here <>.
The name for the exercise derives from a statement made by Robert Kadlec
who participated in the script created for the exercise, when he states
that the lack of smallpox vaccines for the U.S. populace means that “it
could be a very dark winter for America.” Kadlec, a veteran of the George
W. Bush administration and a former lobbyist for military
intelligence/intelligence contractors, is now leading HHS’ Covid-19
response and led the Trump administration’s 2019 “Crimson Contagion”
exercises, which simulated a crippling pandemic influenza outbreak in the
U.S. that had first originated in China. Kadlec’s professional history, his
decades-old obsession with apocalyptic bioweapon attack scenarios and the
Crimson Contagion exercises themselves are the subject of Part III of this
The Dark Winter exercise began with a briefing on the geopolitical context
of the exercise, which included intelligence suggesting that China had
intentionally introduced Foot and Mouth disease in Taiwan for economic and
political advantage; that Al-Qaeda was seeking to purchase biological
pathogens once weaponized by the Soviet Union; and that Saddam Hussein of
Iraq had recruited former biowarfare specialists from the Soviet Union and
was importing materials to create biological weapons. It further notes that
a majority of Americans had opposed a planned deployment of U.S. soldiers
to the Middle East, which was also opposed by Iraq, China and Russia. The
script also asserts that the soldiers were being deployed to counter and
potentially engage the Iraqi military. Later, as the exercise unfolds, many
of those Americans once skeptical about this troop deployment soon begin
calling for “revenge.”
Amid this backdrop, news suddenly breaks
smallpox, a disease long eradicated in the U.S. and globally, appears to
have broken out in the state of Oklahoma. The participants in Dark Winter,
representing the National Security Council, quickly deduce that smallpox
has been deliberately introduced and that this is the result of a
“bioterrorist attack on the United States.” The assumption is made that the
attack is “related to decisions we may make to deploy troops to the
Not unlike what is unfolding currently with the Covid-19 crisis, in Dark
Winter, there is no means of rapid diagnosis for smallpox, no treatments
available and no surge capacity in the healthcare system. The outbreak
quickly spreads to numerous other U.S. states and throughout the world.
Hospitals in the U.S. soon face “desperate situations” as “tens of
thousands of ill or anxious persons seek care.” This is compounded by
“grossly inadequate supplies” and “insufficient isolation rooms,” among
other complications.
Since this exercise occurred in June 2001, the heavy hinting that Saddam
Hussein-led Iraq and Al Qaeda are the main suspects is notable. Indeed, at
one point in one of the fictional news reports used in the exercise, the
reporter states
<> that “Iraq
might have provided the technology behind the attacks to terrorist groups
based in Afghanistan.” Such claims that Iraq’s government was linked to Al
Qaeda in Afghanistan would re-emerge months later in the aftermath of the
September 11 attacks, and would be heavily promoted by several Dark Winter
participants such as former CIA Director James Woolsey, who would later swear
under oath
Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11. It would, of course, later emerge that
Iraq’s connections to Al Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks were nonexistent as
well as the fact that Iraq did not possess biological weapons or other
“weapons of mass destruction.”
Notably, this insertion into one of the Dark Winter news clips was not the
only part of the exercise that sought to link Saddam Hussein and Iraq to
biological weapons. For instance, during the exercise, satellite imaging
showed that a “suspected bioresearch facility” in Iraq appeared to be
expanding an “exclusionary zone” in order to limit civilian activity near
the facility as well as a “possible quarantine” area in the same area as
this facility. Previously in the exercise, Iraq was one of three countries,
along with Iran and North Korea, who were “repeatedly rumored” to have
illicitly obtained Soviet smallpox cultures from defecting scientists and
Iraq was alleged to have offered employment to a leading smallpox scientist
who had worked on the Soviet bioweapons program.
Then, at the end of the exercise, a
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Ground Control to Planet Lockdown- This is only a Test Apr 04 04:13AM 

The effects of this will last for years if allowed to.
We need to create our own alternative economy.
WE are the leaders we have been waiting for!
Be well.
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From: Richard Tamm 
Sent: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 3:59 pm
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Thanks, Carol.
I always find Pepe Escobar a little difficult to read, but I think he is right on with this. And I agree with your comment: "This is so like 9/11 on steroids." Instead of seconds-long demolitions of buildings, this is slow-motion weeks and months-long demolition of our economy. To me, this is looking more and more like 9/11 but an even grander false-flag event initiated by a virus that (more and more investigators are concluding) originated in the US. Wow! This will be a wild ride for many months to come. - Rich
On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 6:53 PM Carol Brouillet  wrote:
This is so like 9/11 on steroids...  
Ground Control to Planet Lockdown:This is only a Test
Pepe EscobarApril 2, 2020
As much as Covid-19 is a circuit breaker, a time bomb and an actual weapon of mass destruction (WMD), a fierce debate is raging worldwide on the wisdom of mass quarantine applied to entire cities, states and nations.Those against it argue Planet Lockdown not only is not stopping the spread of Covid-19 but also has landed the global economy into a cryogenic state – with unforeseen, dire consequences. Thus quarantine should apply essentially to the population with the greatest risk of death: the elderly.With Planet Lockdown transfixed by heart-breaking reports from the Covid-19 frontline, there’s no question this is an incendiary assertion.In parallel, a total corporate media takeover is implying that if the numbers do not substantially go down, Planet Lockdown – an euphemism for house arrest – remains, indefinitely.Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry and Stanford biophysicist, was spot on when he calculated that China would get through the worst of Covid-19 way before throngs of health experts believed, and that “What we need is to control the panic”.Let’s cross this over with some facts and dissident opinion, in the interest of fostering an informed debate.The report Covid-19 – Navigating the Uncharted was co-authored by Dr. Anthony Fauci – the White House face of the fight –, H. Clifford Lane, and CDC director Robert R. Redfield. So it comes from the heart of the U.S. healthcare establishment.The report explicitly states, “the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.”On March 19, four days before Downing Street ordered the British lockdown, Covid-19 was downgraded from the status of “High Consequence Infectious Disease.”John Lee, recently retired professor of pathology and former NHS consultant pathologist, has recently argued that, “the world’s 18,944 coronavirus deaths represent 0.14 per cent of the total. These figures might shoot up but they are, right now, lower than other infectious diseases that we live with (such as flu).”He recommends, “a degree of social distancing should be maintained for a while, especially for the elderly and the immune-suppressed. But when drastic measures are introduced, they should be based on clear evidence. In the case of Covid-19, the evidence is not clear.”That’s essentially the same point developed by a Russian military intel analyst.No less than 22 scientists – see here and here – have expanded on their doubts about the Western strategy.Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, has provoked immense controversy with his open letter to Chancellor Merkel, stressing the “truly unforeseeable consequences of the drastic containment measures which are currently being applied in large parts of Europe.”Even New York governor Andrew Cuomo admitted on the record about the error of quarantining elderly people with illnesses alongside the fit young population.The absolutely key issue is how the West was caught completely unprepared for the spread of Covid-19 – even after being provided a head start of two months by China, and having the time to study different successful strategies applied across Asia.There are no secrets for the success of the South Korean model.South Korea was producing test kits already in early January, and by March was testing 100,000 people a day, after establishing strict control of the whole population – to Western cries of “no protection of private life”. That was before the West embarked on Planet Lockdown mode.South Korea was all about testing early, often and safely – in tandem with quick, thorough contact tracing, isolation and surveillance.Covid-19 carriers are monitored with the help of video-surveillance cameras, credit card purchases, smartphone records. Add to it SMS sent to everyone when a new case is detected near them or their place of work. Those in self-isolation need an app to be constantly monitored; non-compliance means a fine to the equivalent of $2,800.Controlled demolition in effectIn early March, the Chinese Journal of Infectious Diseases, hosted by the Shanghai Medical Association, pre-published an Expert Consensus on Comprehensive Treatment of Coronavirus in Shanghai. Treatment recommendations included, “large doses of vitamin C…injected intravenously at a dose of 100 to 200 mg / kg per day. The duration of continuous use is to significantly improve the oxygenation index.”That’s the reason why 50 tons of Vitamin C was shipped to Hubei province in early February. It’s a stark example of a simple “mitigation” solution capable of minimizing economic catastrophe.In contrast, it’s as if the brutally fast Chinese “people’s war” counterpunch against Covid-19 had caught Washington totally unprepared. Steady intel rumbles on the Chinese net point to Beijing having already studied all plausible leads towards the origin of the Sars-Cov-2 virus – vital information that will be certainly weaponized, Sun Tzu style, at the right time.As it stands, the sustainability of the complex Eurasian integration project has not been substantially compromised. As the EU has provided the whole planet with a graphic demonstration of its cluelessness and helplessness, everyday the Russia-China strategic partnership gets stronger – increasingly investing in soft power and advancing a pan-Eurasia dialogue which includes, crucially, medical help.Facing this process, the EU’s top diplomat, Joseph Borrell, sounds indeed so helpless: “There is a global battle of narratives going on in which timing is a crucial factor. […] China has brought down local new infections to single figures – and it is now sending equipment and doctors to Europe, as others do as well. China is aggressively pushing the message that, unlike the U.S., it is a responsible and reliable partner. In the battle of narratives we have also seen attempts to discredit the EU (…) We must be aware there is a geo-political component including a struggle for influence through spinning and the ‘politics of generosity’. Armed with facts, we need to defend Europe against its detractors.”That takes us to really explosive territory. A critique of the Planet Lockdown strategy inevitably raises serious questions pointing to a controlled demolition of the global economy. What is already in stark effect are myriad declinations of martial law, severe social media policing in Ministry of Truth mode, and the return of strict border controls.These are unequivocal markings of a massive social re-engineering project, complete with inbuilt full monitoring, population control and social distancing promoted as the new normal.That would be taking to the limit Secretary of State Mike “we lie, we cheat, we steal” Pompeo’s assertion, on the record, that Covid-19 is a live military exercise: “This matter is going forward — we are in a live exercise here to get this right.”All hail BlackRockSo as we face a New Great Depression, steps leading to a Brave New World are already discernable. It goes way beyond a mere Bretton Woods 2.0, in the manner that Pam and Russ Martens superbly deconstruct the recent $2 trillion, Capitol Hill-approved stimulus to the U.S. economy.Essentially, the Fed will “leverage the bill’s $454 million bailout slush fund into $4.5 trillion”. And no questions are allowed on who gets the money, because the bill simply cancels the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for the Fed.The privileged private contractor for the slush fund is none other than BlackRock. Here’s the extremely short version of the whole, astonishing scheme, masterfully detailed here.Wall Street has turned the Fed into a hedge fund. The Fed is going to own at least two thirds of all U.S. Treasury bills wallowing in the market before the end of the year.The U.S. Treasury will be buying every security and loan in sight while the Fed will be the banker – financing the whole scheme.So essentially this is a Fed/ Treasury merger. A behemoth dispensing loads of helicopter money – with BlackRock as the undisputable winner.BlackRock is widely known as the biggest money manager on the planet. Their tentacles are everywhere. They own 5% of Apple, 5% of Exxon Mobil, 6% of Google, second largest shareholder of AT&T (Turner, HBO, CNN, Warner Brothers) – these are just a few examples.They will buy all these securities and manage those dodgy special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) on behalf of the Treasury.BlackRock not only is the top investor in Goldman Sachs. Better yet: Blackrock is bigger than Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank combined. BlackRock is a serious Trump donor. Now, for all practical purposes, it will be the operating system – the Chrome, Firefox, Safari – of Fed/Treasury.This represents the definitive Wall Street-ization of the Fed – with no evidence whatsoever it will lead to any improvement in the lives of the average American.Western corporate media, en masse, have virtually ignored the myriad, devastating economic consequences of Planet Lockdown. Wall to wall coverage barely mentions the astonishing economic human wreckage already in effect – especially for the masses barely surviving, so far, in the informal economy.For all practical purposes, the Global War on Terror (GWOT) has been replaced by the Global War on Virus (GWOV). But what is not being seriously analyzed is the Perfect Toxic Storm: a totally shattered economy; The Mother of All Financial Crashes – barely masked by the trillions in helicopter money from the Fed and the ECB; the tens of millions of unemployed engendered by the New Great Depression; the millions of small businesses that will simply disappear; a widespread, global mental health crisis. Not to mention the masses of elderly, especially in the U.S., that will be issued an unspoken “drop dead” notice.Beyond any rhetoric about “decoupling”, the global economy is already, de facto, split in two. On one side, we have Eurasia, Africa and swathes of Latin America – what China will be painstakingly connecting and reconnecting via the New Silk Roads. On the other side, we have North America and selected Western vassals. A puzzled Europe lies in the middle.A cryogenically induced global economy certainly facilitates a reboot. Trumpism is the New Exceptionalism – so that means an isolationist MAGA on steroids. In contrast, China will painstakingly reboot its market base along the New Silk Roads – Africa and Latin America included – to replace the 20% of trade/exports to be lost with the U.S.The meager $1,200 checks promised to Americans are a de facto precursor of the much touted Universal Basic Income (UBI). They may become permanent as tens of millions of people will be permanently unemployed. That will facilitate the transition towards a totally automated, 24/7 economy run by AI – thus the importance of 5G.And that’s where ID2020 comes in.AI and ID2020The European Commission is involved in a crucial but virtually unknown project, CREMA (Cloud Based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing) which aims to facilitate the widest possible implementation of AI in conjunction to the advent of a cashless One-World system.The end of cash necessarily implies a One-World government capable of dispensing – and controlling – UBI; a de facto full accomplishment of Foucault’s studies on biopolitics. Anyone is liable to be erased from the system if an algorithm equals this individual with dissent.It gets even sexier when absolute social control is promoted as an innocent vaccine.ID2020 is self-described as a benign alliance of “public-private partners”. Essentially, it is an electronic ID platform based on generalized vaccination. And its starts at birth; newborns will be provided with a “portable and persistent biometrically-linked digital identity.”GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, pledges to “protect people’s health “ and provide “immunization for all”. Top partners and sponsors, apart from the WHO, include, predictably, Big Pharma.At the ID2020 Alliance summit last September in New York, it was decided that the “Rising to the Good ID Challenge” program would be launched in 2020. That was confirmed by the World Economic Forum (WEF) this past January in Davos. The digital identity will be tested with the government of Bangladesh.That poses a serious question: was ID2020 timed to coincide with what a crucial sponsor, the WHO, qualified as a pandemic? Or was a pandemic absolutely crucial to justify the launch of ID2020?As game-changing trial runs go, nothing of course beats Event 201, which took place less than a month after ID2020.The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with, once again, the WEF, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, described Event 201 as “a high-level pandemic exercise”. The exercise “illustrated areas where public/private partnerships will be necessary during the response to a severe pandemic in order to diminish large-scale economic and societal consequences.”With Covid-19 in effect as a pandemic, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was forced to issue a statement basically saying they just “modeled a fictional coronavirus pandemic, but we explicitly stated that it was not a prediction”.There’s no question “a severe pandemic, which becomes ‘Event 201’ would require reliable cooperation among several industries, national governments, and key international institutions”, as spun by the sponsors. Covid-19 is eliciting exactly this kind of “cooperation”. Whether it’s “reliable” is open to endless debate.The fact is that, all over Planet Lockdown, a groundswell of public opinion is leaning towards defining the current state of affairs as a global psyop: a deliberate global meltdown – the New Great Depression – imposed on unsuspecting citizens by design.The powers that be, taking their cue from the tried and tested, decades-old CIA playbook, of course are breathlessly calling it a “conspiracy theory”. Yet what vast swathes of global public opinion observe is a – dangerous – virus being used as cover for the advent of a new, digital financial system, complete with a forced vaccine cum nanochip creating a full, individual, digital identity.The most plausible scenario for our immediate future reads like clusters of smart
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