Another official drill goes live in Texas
Just days after an official bombing simulation went live during the Boston Marathon, a massive Texas Hospital drill goes live Thursday after a gigantic nearby industrial explosion.
The amazing coincidences just keep pouring in. One giant disaster or terrorist attack after another seems to always magically coincide with some sort of government-related or official drill, practicing the very same scenario, that just so happens to be scheduled at the same time and at the same location, or very nearby.
Just moments before the bombs went off, around 4 hours into Monday‚Äôs Boston Marathon for instance, officials could be heard over the loud-speakers telling everyone to ‚Äúremain calm, this is only an exercise.‚ÄĚ
Multiple witnesses interviewed after the bombing were quoted as saying they remember hearing the peculiar warning after seeing an unusual amount of security and bomb-squad personnel, around the same time the national news media was reporting on multiple other potential bomb locations around the city of Boston, likely related to the exercise. All of which being reported as duds, except for the two near the marathon‚Äôs finish line, of course.
As if everyone in America should be playing the Powerball this weekend however, another incredible coincidence has occurred, where the instance of a drill miraculously coinciding with the existence of the need for the personnel running the drill, kicked off at the most opportune time and location.
Coming to light Thursday, only hours after a huge industrial explosion took out a Texas fertilizer plant, also taking out a portion of the small town of West, TX, potentially injuring or killing hundreds more, just so happens to be a little more than an hour‚Äôs drive from a huge hospital drill, coincidentally scheduled for the very same day.
According to a blog run by North Hills Hospital, Thursday‚Äôs drill had to be cancelled to shift resources from the drill to the nearby catastrophe. The blog update reads as follows:
Update on the drill (posted 4/18): Due to the events in West, Texas last night, North Hills Hospital and the NCTTRAC have chosen to cancel today‚Äôs emergency preparedness drill. Many of the same resources planned for the drill have already deployed to West to help care for the victims down there.
The fertilizer plant, owned by a company that filed a lawsuit against Monsanto in 2007, was totally destroyed by the explosion only one day from the anniversaries of both the OK City Bombing and the infamous final Waco Branch Davidian siege that took place only 20 miles away.
A few other instances of coincidental drills going live, at the very locations where catastrophic and tragic events took place, are detailed below:
The OK City Bombing was quite possibly the most gut wrenching terror attack in the country‚Äôs history. The presence of a daycare center, full of children at the time, made the devastation of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that much more tragic.
Blamed on Timothy McVeigh, who would be convicted and eventually put to death for the crime, the bombing would ultimately claim the lives of 168 people, including 19 children.
The irony of the circumstances however was the fact that a nearby drill was being conducted by the OK City ATF and it‚Äôs bomb-squad, simulating almost the exact same scenario that played out during the bombing that morning.
Because of the extraordinarily coincidental drill, none of the ATF or their staff, whose offices were housed in the building, happened to be in the building at the time and all escaped injury as a result.
Even though the bombing was blamed solely on a truck bomb parked on the street in front of the building, that very bomb-squad was reported by local news that morning being seen removing two more bombs from inside the building.