Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Training Exercise Before the Boston Explosion?

NBC Local 15 reports:
University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.

"They kept making announcements to the participants do not worry, it's just a training exercise," Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15.

Stevenson said he saw law enforcement spotters on the roofs at the start of the race. He's been in plenty of marathons in Chicago, D.C., Chicago, London and other major metropolitan areas but has never seen that level of security before.

"Evidently, I don't believe they were just having a training exercise," Stevenson said. "I think they must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in."

Lew Rockwell reports on a comment he received from a former federal agent:
Some of us immediately considered the possibility of agent provocateurs and this news story gives a hint that something may have been set in motion and then may have gotten loose; with the cops then being alerted about a threat afoot, before the bombings, by whatever agency was trying to reel it back in.

This brings to mind an odd event that I saw take place at Los Angeles' LAX airport. It was the week before 9-11 and I was flying out of town on business. At LAX there was a very large contingent of police cars outside the airport, perhaps 50. When I went inside LAX , I saw police stationed at every escalator, which lead to the gates. Alongside each cop I saw an airline/airport employee, who was checking everyone's ID.

I have attempted to bring this up to different senior level government officials, but I always get the brush off, "It must have been a training exercise."


  1. Channel 19 in Cincinnati covered the same aspect of the story here:

  2. "Conspiracy" or "coincidence' - either way it is very odd and interesting that these events always seem to coincide with either "training exercises" or what appears to be increased security. Maybe it's just acting on legit intel...maybe not.