Oct 28

Saturday, 10-25-14–Operation Dark Winter

This show was about “Operation Dark Winter” with guests, James Bush and Paul Martin.

Operation Dark Winter

Operation Dark Winter was the code name for a senior-level bio-terrorist attack simulation conducted from June 22–23, 2001. It was designed to carry out a mock version of a covert and widespread biological attack on the United States. (In this exercise, smallpox was the biological agent of choice.)

Dark Winter was focused on evaluating the inadequacies of a national emergency response during the use of a biological weapon against the American populace. The exercise was solely intended to establish preventive measures and response strategies by increasing governmental and public awareness of the magnitude and potential of such a threat posed by biological weapons.

Exercise Goal And Objectives

Consider impact of a biological attack on US national security

Examine State and Federal reaction to a crisis that is simultaneously local and national in scope

Evaluate life and death decisions in a resource constrained environment

Address information management needs and the role of the media

Handle ethical, political, cultural, operational and legal challenge

Dark Winter’s simulated scenario involved an initial localized smallpox attack on Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with additional smallpox attack cases in Georgia and Pennsylvania. The simulation was then designed to spiral out of control. This would create a contingency in which the National Security Council struggles to determine both the origin of the attack as well as deal with containing the spreading virus. By not being able to keep pace with the disease’s rate of spread, a new catastrophic contingency emerges in which massive civilian casualties would overwhelm America’s emergency response capabilities.

The disastrous contingencies that would result in the massive loss of civilian life were used to exploit the weaknesses of the U.S. health care infrastructure and its inability to handle such a threat. The contingencies were also meant to address

the widespread panic that would emerge and which would result in mass social breakdown and mob violence. Exploits would also include the many difficulties that the media would face when providing American citizens with the necessary information regarding safety procedures.

Join us this Saturday morning to discuss this exercise and the current Ebola outbreak with our guest James Bush Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.) and Paul Martin the host of Revolution Radio.


Short Biography of James Bush:

  • I was born in Goodland KS in’48.  Dad was a Rock Island Railroad Engineer so we traveled the US on trains.  We moved to a farm in Cedar Rapids Iowa when I was @ 6-7.
  • Grew up there and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church until I went on a “Religious Crusade” at about 9 years of age.  Was baptized into the Mormon Church at 10.
  • Attended Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopal and Nazarene Churches until I finally realized I was just a simple Christian and Jesus Christ was my Savior.
  • Graduated  in 1966) from High School at 16 and went to college on a football scholarship.  Was a trombone and trumpet player in band and sung in choir and barbershop {SPEBSQUA}.  Had way too much of the fun of the 60s) Got hurt in Football and my grades crashed.  Uncle Sam started pestering me.  I was majoring in Aeronautical Engineering as all I wanted to do was fly.
  • (USMC) Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children (USMC) had an enlisted commissioning program that provided a commission and flight school if you passed all the academic and physical tests.  All you had to do was enlist, do a tour of South East Asia and upon your return go to OCS and flight school.
  • I passed the tests, took the tour and picked up some heavy metal in my head, legs and arms, thank you very much, courtesy of both Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Regular troops.  Khe Sahn, Hue City and the Ashau Valley were my home for two tours. Received a direct commission in 1969,
  • I was with First Force Recon during my time in VN and was assigned to a Recon Unit in Kansas City for Active Reserve Service.
  • I was recalled to active duty during the Iranian Crisis and after the Iran Crisis  died down, I was transferred to Papa Battery, 4 Bn 14th Marine Div.  (since deactivated) in Denver as the Regimental Forward Observer Liaison Officer.
  • I served in several capacities in the Reserve until 1986 and was medically discharged with cancer related to Dioxin poisoning. I survived the cancer with surgery and chemo.
  • Not a stellar career but enough to learn a few things about the US Govt.  Especially the covert and black ops arena.  Force Recon, as you may know is not your basic line unit.
  • I completed my college degrees at North Iowa and University of Northern Colorado.
  • I worked in engineering for the Honeywell Corporation and as Plant Engineering Manager for North Colorado Medical Center and Operations Manager for Colorado Memory Systems which was later bought out by Hewlett Packard.
  • I moved into international finance and customs operations for HP and traveled to 143 countries over the last 8 years until I retired from HP after 17 years.
  • I came out of retirement to serve as the Operations Manager of a Bio Safety Laboratory III in one of the major Colorado Universities.
  • I built and operate my own company now, Happy Trails Pet Spa and Resort and stay active in patriot and Christian activities including competitive shooting and survival training.
  • I am married to a wonderful woman and have 2 children and 3 great grandchildren.

I have had a very blessed life but am not willing to give up our heritage of freedom and honor just yet.  I fear that we may be forced to a clash of arms soon.  I also hope that if that fight is inevitable, that it happens very soon so that I still have the skills and resolve and ability to take the fight to the globalists and the tyrants of the NEW WORLD ORDER.

Did I also share that I am a Harley rider and single engine airplane pilot?

Well, that is all the brag I have in me for tonight.

Hope the read was worth it.

Semper Fi.

James Bush Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.)