Atlantic Storm one day exercise scenario that simulated a summit of U.S. and European leaders meeting in the first few hours after discovery of apocalyptic bioterrorist attacks in Europe. Their input of the participants was not scripted, but the whole scenario was an obvious effort by the US Deep State (represented by Madeleine Albright) to influence compatible (European) politicians to implement certain measures; and from big pharma to increase sales.
The after action report concluded that "a set of highly accomplished political leaders were largely unfamiliar with the political and strategic stakes that might be associated with biological attacks or natural pandemics—for example, how to respond to mutual defense requests, how to balance national interests with the objective of ending an international epidemic, and the like—and they were not prepared to respond effectively at the pace and on the scale demanded by the crisis."
Recommendation 1 from the organizers was a militarization of the field, dominating through NATO: "The U.S. should work with the international community to plan for coordinated responses to major bioattacks and epidemics. Such plans should include strategic and operational detail commensurate with other major international security agreements and organizations."
Given the United States own effort to dominate the field of biological warfare, the exercise was a way for the European NATO countries to integrate into this method of warfare and implement complimentary national plans.
Recommendation 5 from the organizers was "The absence of available medical countermeasures (i.e., drugs, vaccines, diagnostic tests), the inadequacies of health information systems, and the lack of mass distribution systems for medicines and vaccines will limit leaders’ capacities to deal with large-scale epidemics. Much more can and should be done now to build these resources to give international leaders more effective response options when they are faced with a large-scale bioterrorist attack or natural pandemic."
Recommendation 5 also included the very ambitious "The ultimate goal should be to develop the tools and systems needed to eliminate the lethal effects of any large-scale epidemic, be it natural or the result of a bioterrorist attack."
This effort to pressure the Europeans governments in certain directions was rather obvious, with the invited observers from major corporate press outlets, NATO ambassadors, pharmaceutical companies and think-tanks. And the (simulated) European leaders were not slow to ask: “For someone who has been around in the security and defense fields in its traditional sense for many years, this was quite a surprising and breathtaking exercise. . . . This is something I think a very small minority of politicians in Europe are aware of. . . . ” (participant Werner Hoyer, after conclusion of the exercise)
It is worth remembering this massive prioritizing of vaccine and drug stockpiles led to significant misinvestments during the 2009 swine flu panic, when European governments bought billions of dollars in stock that later expired and had to be scrapped or donated to the third world.
The one day exercise was planned over a 3 year period, so from the just after the 2001 false flag anthrax psychological operation - and the companies Gilead Sciences and Emergent BioSolutions were conspicuously absent.
- Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, Director/CEO, UPMC Center for Biosecurity
- Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, Deputy Director/COO, UPMC Center for Biosecurity
- Daniel Hamilton, PhD, Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations
- Esther Brimmer, PhD, Deputy Director & Director of Research, Center for Transatlantic Relations
- Colonel Randall Larsen (USAF, retired), Founder & CEO, Homeland Security Associates, LLC
- Brad Smith, PhD, Atlantic Storm Project Director, UPMC Center for Biosecurity
Observers included deep state functionaries such as Anne Applebaum, Richard Danzig. Despite all the representatives from the corporate press present as observers, the simulation received little coverage in their media outlets.
In an article in the Lancet. Dr. Thomas M Mack criticized that "three false lessons were conveyed to readers of the ensuing press release, and doubtless to the lay participants: a smallpox pandemic is likely; ordinary methods of public health cannot control person-to-person infections; and vaccine stores are the key to control. Poppycock, poppycock, poppycock!".... "3 years ago, the Bush policy of vaccination against smallpox on a large scale was in part motivated by Dark Winter, a similar table-top exercise, also with questionable assumptions. Sceptics questioned the benefits of mass vaccination, and raised concerns about vaccine complications. Doubts about the net benefits of mass vaccination grew after reports of subsequent cardiovascular events, and only a few people have been vaccinated."
|Madeleine Albright||When asked about half a million dead Iraqi children because of the sanctions she enforeced, she replied "We think the price is worth it."|
|Luciana Borio||CFR, Biodefense expert, named to Biden's Covid Task force, also on the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security/Working Group on Readying Populations for COVID-19 Vaccines|
|Bradley T. Smith|
|Gro Harlem Brundtland||Deep state/WHO connected Prime Minister/DG, concerned about "too much freedom of speech"|
|Daniel S. Hamilton|
|Donald A. Henderson|
|Jan Eliasson||Swedish diplomat|
|Gigi Kwik Gronvall|
|Tom Inglesby||Very influential proponent of extensive Covid-19 lockdown measures|
|Jennifer B. Nuzzo|
|Bernard Kouchner||Bilderberg French politician, 3 times French Health minister, founded Médecins Sans Frontières and Médecins du Monde, attended 2005 pandemic planning exercise Atlantic Storm|
|Barbara McDougall||Canadian member of CFR's Global Board of Advisors, attended he 1993 Bilderberg as Canada/Secretary of State for External Affairs. Atlantic Storm participant|
|Tara O'Toole||A fellow bioweapons expert stated 'she makes Dr. Strangelove seem sane'.|
|Randall J. Larsen|
|Stefano Silvestri||Bilderberg Steering committee, Italian deep state functionary.|
|Klaas de Vries||Single Bilderberg retired Dutch politician who attended Atlantic Storm|
- Bush lays out plan on smallpox shots; military is first. New York Times. Dec 14, 2002; : A1
- O'Toole T Mair M Inglesby T Shining light on “dark winter. Clin Infect Dis. 2002; 34: 972-983
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Update: Adverse events following smallpox vaccination—United States, 2003. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003; 52: 278-282
- Myoperidarditis following smallpox vaccination. Am J Epidemiol. 2004; 160: 642-651