Coming to Chicago; a simulated terror attack

J.C. Arenas
In April, the Obama Administration canceled a simulated nuclear attack on Las Vegas out of fear it would harm tourism and further weaken the already ailing local economy, but apparently those concerns do not apply to the president's hometown. 

NBC Chicago reports:

Disaster. Mayhem. Panic in the streets.

Chicago could look a lot like a Michael Bay movie-in-action this weekend when massive emergency response exercise takes place in and around the city.

The Illinois National Guard says more than 50 local, state, federal and private agencies will participate in the drill to learn how to respond to disasters. The five-day training exercise will run from Sunday through Thursday, June 17.

Officials with the Illinois National Guard say the event is a "full-scale exercise" and residents can expect to see emergency responders throughout the Chicago area "look and acting" as if it were a real disaster mission.

Officials say the practice events will include a simulated commercial airplane crash, simulated rail car evacuation and simulated terrorist attack.

 

With the recent news that the Air Force conducted an historical operation in preparation to defend the homeland from an enemy on U.S. soil, and this training event scheduled to begin this weekend, one has to assume that the federal government is highly concerned with domestic terrorism and is gearing up for a potential attack.

 

If such an event were to take place, who would be blamed?


In April, the Obama Administration canceled a simulated nuclear attack on Las Vegas out of fear it would harm tourism and further weaken the already ailing local economy, but apparently those concerns do not apply to the president's hometown.

 

NBC Chicago reports:

Disaster. Mayhem. Panic in the streets.

Chicago could look a lot like a Michael Bay movie-in-action this weekend when massive emergency response exercise takes place in and around the city.

The Illinois National Guard says more than 50 local, state, federal and private agencies will participate in the drill to learn how to respond to disasters. The five-day training exercise will run from Sunday through Thursday, June 17.

Officials with the Illinois National Guard say the event is a "full-scale exercise" and residents can expect to see emergency responders throughout the Chicago area "look and acting" as if it were a real disaster mission.

Officials say the practice events will include a simulated commercial airplane crash, simulated rail car evacuation and simulated terrorist attack.

 

With the recent news that the Air Force conducted an historical operation in preparation to defend the homeland from an enemy on U.S. soil, and this training event scheduled to begin this weekend, one has to assume that the federal government is highly concerned with domestic terrorism and is gearing up for a potential attack.

 

If such an event were to take place, who would be blamed?