THIS IS NOT A DRILL!(?) - What Happened in Hawaii?

01/15/201853 Comments

with false ballistic missile alerts causing panic and disruption across the state, everyone is left asking "What the hell just happened in Hawaii?" A simple mistake? Secret intercept? Government psyop? Drill gone almost live? Something else entirely? Corbett Report members are encouraged to log in and leave any data or information in the comments below.

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  1. sundayrider says:

    keep up the great work james i’ve been looking around for some more info on how this news interview was set up ill let you know if i find something useful…

  2. david b says:

    do you think CDC might have something to do with this? (Cut and pasted)…. On Jan. 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present a workshop titled “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation,” for doctors, government officials, emergency responders and others whom, if they survived, would be responsible for overseeing the emergency response to a nuclear attack

    • Mark44 says:

      On Jan. 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present a workshop titled “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation,” for doctors, government officials, emergency responders and others whom, if they survived, would be responsible for overseeing the emergency response to a nuclear attack

      You mean kind of like the non-response that was given to the nuclear detonations on 9/11?

  3. HomeRemedySupply says:

    At the very least, the most terrifying aspect to this incident and general life is…

    Government Workers.

    I swear…government workers as a category are some of the most incompetent, pass-the-buck, “ride the paycheck to retirement”, non-caring, group of ‘paper-pushing-producers’ there is.

    • mik says:

      Oh, yes, automatons, most of them.

      Most of them are not aware about the consequences of their “work”.

      But interesting, since they don’t know, they are not aware, it would be somehow really cruel to, let’s say, punish them.

    • calibrator says:

      Sure thing.

      Bureaucracy everywhere apparantly attracts low-performers with a well-defined need for (financial) stability and an opportunity to excert a more or less large amount of power over “regular people”.

      I tend to never underestimate people. Most people are more intelligent than they get credit for. They may be lazy or appear ignorant but give them an opportunity connected with some form of gratification (a new paygrade, a better rank, whatever) and most will act in their own best interests.

      This strategy worked exceptionally well for me in life so far.

      Therefore I don’t think that most politicians are stupid. They may be psychopaths but they are usually not stupid or otherwise they wouldn’t sit where they are.

      Likewise morons usually don’t sit at the most important desks – neither in the “free” economy nor in offices of the public or military administration.
      (Note that I wrote “important” – not “well paid” desks.)

      Desks like the one that controls the alarm application on Hawaii.

      That’s why I doubt that the operator casually selected exactly the wrong entry in the pulldown menu in this critical application (like it was reported).

      Sorry, but I’m not convinced at all that this was a non-deliberate false alert by some low-performer.

      These people are usually selected well – and one criteria is how eager they are to please their superiors or “do the right thing”.

      The only exception nowadays is apparently the presidential office where family relations are apparently more important than competence but on the other hand you only need a trained monkey for *this* particular job…

      But what we mostly have are people that are willing “to follow procedure”.

      Just like concentration camp guards…

      Just like in James’ video about the Canadian police chief that got a slap on his hand.

      And this is the most they get. A slap on the back of the hand. Because the deep state needs willful goons.

      In all other cases it’s always “Oh they? Yeah, they were simply incompetent!” and “No, no – won’t happen again!”

      Yeah, right.

      After *every* terror incident some malpractices of police and secret agencies come to light and every single time it always boils down to “Mea culpa – we made an error in judgement (=incompetence), sorry!”.
      “Oh the files? You see, we deleted them according to our deletion plan. Standard procedure, you know?”

      *We* know – or at least assume – that most terror incidents are state-sponsored or even state-controlled (mihop, lihop…).

      This however also was a terror incident – against their own population!

      And I don’t need anyone here to remind about 9/11 – the “mother of all incompetence demonstrations” by all agencies, but especially the FBI.

      • mkey says:

        While I do agree that this entire explanation is ridiculous, I don’t agree that people doing such jobs wouldn’t be prone to making such mistakes. Especially if it’s a relatively small deviation from something that’s done regularly.

        • calibrator says:

          I completely disagree that people in those positions are PRONE to make mistakes of such caliber.
          Of course every human being can make a mistake but we don’t talk about street cleaners or dog coiffeurs here.

          Especially since this just happened again – this time in Japan:

          Ian Fleming is credited for this one:
          “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.”

          Of course all good things come in threes, too… 😉

          • mkey says:

            You appear to be missing hands on experience with software users whom, less lucid they are become more prone to find all sorts of bugs in said software, something its creator wouldn’t think of in a thousand years.

            Tendency to misuse and abuse is the second nature to these people.

            • calibrator says:

              Yes, perhaps that’s true. You see, I work with professionals and not with unlearned peasants the US military shanghaied from their melon fields to place them into highly critical positions concerning national defense.

              But what do I know? 😉

              I agree with your last sentence. However, I don’t see a connection to stupidity.

              • mkey says:

                I obviously don’t know anything about your experience, but if I have to explain to you that a possibly bad user interface combined with an unthinking, unresponsive mind put under pressure can lead to a catastrophe, there is something amiss here. I don’t know what to tell ya, but we can certainly agree to disagree.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      About 10 years ago for a college class, I toured the FEMA Headquarters for Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, and 68 federally recognized tribal nations).
      Actually, it was in a massive underground bunker built during the Cold War around 1960 in North Texas.

      Lime Army Green ugly dismal tiles lined the walls with fluorescent lights adding to the despondent nature of such a workplace. There were small non-window offices with old file cabinets and stacks of papers lying around on spare spaces. One large room had a mountain of freeze dried food.

      The “War Room” or rather “Emergency Center Room” had a stage-like platform with some large TV screens behind it. Rows of ‘desks’ with landline phones faced the stage.

      Actually, I wasn’t impressed. It looked like amateurs put things together. TV Show props do a much better job at looking professional.
      It did NOT look like this in its professionalism…

      My final take-away was that I would hate working there.
      Drab. Ineffective. Paper pushing all day. Just a paycheck or career ladder endeavor.

      I came away with the same take-away after listening to an executive for EPA Region 6 describe job descriptions at the Dallas office.

      I have recently run across countless anecdotes of this Government Worker Syndrome when Regina relays to me the stories behind her recent Open Records requests with the City of Dallas Water Fluoridation Program.
      The bottom line is that these government workers tend to only perform mundane tasks but without true curiosity nor interest in deeper understanding. It is an authoritarian dogma regimen with cush monetary perks. They just want to punch the clock, pass the buck, and ride a cruise ship to retirement.

  4. zyxzevn says:

    Funny analysis of the problem, and examples of similar problems at

  5. m.clare says:

    “Um…aahhh… we hit the wrong button…duh…..”

    Sure. Innocent incompetence. That’s what happened.

    Cats mesmerized by the flashing red MSM laser pointer; wring your hands on the edges of your seats and stay tuned.

    The false-alarm-panic stories in “The News” are followed immediately with updates from North Korea. We are being programmed to accept future events as inevitable and justifiable.

  6. bocegueda says:

    Or… as Zerohedge notes:
    “Part of the problem was it was too easy — for anyone — to make such a big mistake,” Rapoza said. “We have to make sure that we’re not looking for retribution, but we should be fixing the problems in the system. . . . I know that it’s a very, very difficult situation for him.”
    Poor guy. Doesn’t he know he accidentally wiped a perfectly good Uranium One related indictment off the headlines? Oops! ”

  7. boxrattler says:

    Sounds a little like the “Oh my God we’re all gonna die!” recent hurricane shenanigans that seemed like it was a study of evacuation scenarios.

  8. asavetmd says:

    Tulsi Gabbard had the only sensible response to what happened: Immediate direct negotiations with DPRK to draft and sign a Peace Treaty to end the Korean “conflict” because the actual scenario is a real threat because of the current state of affairs. Accidental war is a real possibility in this situation. Iran is the other strong possibility of accidental war as is Syria. A False Flag implicating DPRK or Iran is also high on the list but that would initiate WWIII. Unfortunately the Empire will never negotiate a Peace Treaty because the North and South would then reunite and the Imperial troops would soon have to be pulled out.

  9. ivan says:

    According to

    “One sign of this extreme tension came last week when “a missile from a cabal submarine was stopped from hitting Hawaii and the submarine was sunk,” Pentagon sources say. Media outlets around the world have reported that Hawaiian residents all received the following warning on their mobile phones: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII, SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER, THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” but later this was reported to be a false alarm. It was not—it was an attempt by “the cabal” to blame the attack on North Korea and use it as a trigger for their long-desired World War III, CIA sources say.

    The attack was followed by an increase in earthquakes and volcanic activity which “may be an attack on potential submarine bases in Chile, Peru, Papua, New Guinea, or underwater,” the Pentagon sources continue. U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency official Paul Laine has previously told this writer that numerous underwater bases exist. These bases now appear to be under systematic attack.”

  10. norman says:

    On Friday morning about 8am CNN (I think) featured an article about women in the military controlling our missile launch sites. Coincidence?

  11. sundayrider says:

    well i did not get too far figuring out how that nbc news interview was set up surprise surprise… although i’m speculating, I think the hawaiian athouritys got the go ahead to orchestrate this event to entrench the public psyche into further paranoia thus making people flock to any proposed security measures that politicians will plan to roll out only adding water to an oil fire the uninformed will unwittingly make the problem worse by giving them more power and perpetuating the massive deception governments used to justify there destructive behavior that led people through wars and into the volatile situation that we are in today.

  12. Pulpo says:

    Duck and Cover 2.0

  13. robert.b says:

    It’s the same thIng as 9/11, isn’t it? The result isn’t so much the immediate terror that the event generates but the residual sense of vulnerability to annihilation that is desired. This generates the believable “us-against-them” dynamic that is required for the rationalization, and general acceptance, of lethal retaliation. This “false alarm” can plausibly be explained as a mistake, but the effect has already been induced in the general population. Isn’t it also interesting that this took place in Hawai’i and not in Seattle, Los Angeles, or San Francisco? A likely U.S. target within reach of North Korean missiles, but with a small enough population (and a concentrated civil defense system) to be easily managed, and then much more easily contained, than in a larger population center. And it was much less expensive to produce than 9/11 too.

  14. VoltaicDude says:

    “We spent the last few months trying to get ahead of this whole threat so that we could provide as much notification and preparation time for the public.” – Hawaiian official

    Firstly, what exactly does “…this whole threat…” mean?

    What “this?” Which “this?”

    Korea? Russia? China? Iran?

    Of course the press conference was a hokey opportunity to deliver a greater “message” than just the apology.

    Will it prompt the next coordinated hot-topic (so to speak) for corporate media this cycle? Will this be just too important to ignore?

    Remember Saddam Hussein and “you wouldn’t want to err on the wrong side?”

    Did this event set a credible stage for some further event (perhaps another false flag)?

    When exactly is the fall-out to this nuclear-attack-false-alarm going to hit?

    Like you James, I don’t generally trust officials making pronouncements of this sort as far as I can throw them. Why should we?

    And all this leaves us with the necessity to speculate on what exactly is going on.

    Almost like war games, we are forced to imagine all the possible next-moves our Evil Empire might make against us – a very sad state of affairs.

    Luckily we are not actually warriors looking for war, just honest people who finally realize that these sick and dangerous bullies are not going to just go away of their own accord.

    We are arming ourselves with a more accurate understanding of the deceptive ways of official malice.

    We know we need to dismantle the bankster-military-industrial complex.

    They know we know, and that more people are finding out every day.

    The stakes are getting higher because these psychopaths are not just going to suddenly be reasonable and do the right thing and they will raise the stakes to all of humanity itself if it suits their whims.

    Dan Dicks cites 3 possible explanations:

    1) Just a huge mistake

    2) Just a real ballistic missile secretly intercepted (that could include that the U.S. launched a missile towards Hawaii to test our anti-ballistic system, and which concurrently set-off live alarm systems as a test of them as well, while they were subsequently identified as false alarms as a cover-up for the operation).

    3) Just a deliberate scare tactic – a psyop designed to:
    a) Just gage pubic reactions, and
    b) Just condition public expectations to make future official pronouncements more credible

    James Corbett cites another possibility:
    4) Just a drill of some sort

    My two bits; could be:
    5) Just a global, cryptic BROADCAST to “club members” that something is eminent, so they better figure out where their asses need to be a.s.a.p.

    I’m torn between 3, 1 and 5, perhaps in that order, but…?

    Maybe #5 could actually be #3c?

    Looking forward to more real news here on the subject.

    • bocegueda says:

      Here is a report supporting #2 ( “… There is no “button” that could be accidentally hit. There are five fail safe procedures in the Hawaiian Emergency Alert Management System, the last being a two key system such as are present in US missile silos and on US nuclear missile submarines. Two keys, eight feet apart, requiring two different individuals to simultaneously and positively trigger the alert.”

  15. GE⊕ says:

    ZeroHedge: “It’s deja vu, all over again.”

    Japanese Public Broadcaster NHK Issues False Alarm Over North Korean Missile Launch

  16. rod.c says:

    The MSM is constantly putting out Nuke threats: weather bomb, bigger buttons, etc. If everyone in the alt media kept harping about hanging these useful idiots from the nearest tree, planting THAT seed over and over, maybe we’d get somewhere. Otherwise, it’s just another day in this insane asylum. I don’t advocate actual violence, but the mindset is important. I’m sure not going to pay much attention to anything these useful idiots say or do.

  17. zyxzevn says:

    Update on the UserInterface on reddit:

    BMD False Alarm
    Ambert Alert (CAE) – Kauai County Only
    Ambert Alert (CAE) Statewide
    1. Test Message
    PACOM (CWD) – StateOnly
    Tsunamy Warning (CEM) – STATE ONLY
    Landslide – Hana Road Closure
    Amber Alert DEMO TEST
    High Surf Warning North Shores

    Would you know where to click?

    It is really bad. The software company that built this,
    and the people that accepted this, should be held responsible.

  18. Pablo de Boer says:

    Ballistic Missile Heading For Hawaii – Simple Mistake? Or Government Psyop?

  19. mkey says:

    This should not be missed by anyone.

    Hawaiian Emergency Management Officials Hold Interview – Have Post-It Notes of Legible Passwords on Their Computer Screens

    We’re either extremely lucky we haven’t been destroyed by nuclear weapons already or they simply don’t exist.

  20. mkey says:

    An article from some 3 months back.

    North Korea: Hawaii residents told to prepare for nuclear attack as tensions reach new high

    What I find interesting is that local “news portals” are almost completely ignoring this event. They usually jump at every occasion to fuel hype and hysteria, but not this time.

    But, to be perfectly forthcoming, there is a handball championship going on, so that’s obviously more important than a possible prelude to WW3.

  21. dwayner says:

    Aloha! I am currently living about 7 miles from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. I don’t have a cell phone, so I missed the alert. Went to a family picnic later that day and was surprised to hear everybody buzzing about it. Many got the alert on their phone, but many didn’t. This made everyone suspicious right from the get-go. Some were quite shaken up, though. I figure everybody has to die sometime, and this is a pretty nice place to go, if the time was now. People are full of aloha, the weather is beautiful. I was glad I didn’t have a cell phone, and I don’t plan on getting one any time soon. Better not to get fear mongered into a panic, I figure. Live till you die.


  22. asavetmd says:

    I heard Japan had an alert a couple of days ago said to be a drill. The Olympics seem to be the time that international crises occur. Is a False Flag in the planning?

  23. mkey says:

    This Is How Much The News Triggers People

    Nuke crisis still causes a larger fuss than weather news, but I bet we’re getting there.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      TruthStream Media
      Ha! I relate. A lot of Texans just can’t handle Canadian warm-winter-weather, because it is too cold. Texans sure can’t drive on ice. Auto body shops make a killing when we have ice on the roads.

      I live 4 hours north of Austin (Dallas area). It is colder and windy-er here, than in Austin (I once lived in Austin).

      In fact, this Texas winter season we have had a longer stretch of below freezing consecutive days/weeks than what I have seen in more than a decade or two or three. At least this cold stretch it will kill some of the bugs. Some recent previous winter seasons were relatively mild, so the Spring insects were more prolific.

      I ain’t a fan of cold weather, especially with a Texas wind. The other day it was 11 degrees F. These past months, I have been working outside in the cold, wind and rain, loading thousands of pounds on a truck per day like some young man (I am in my 60’s). It has been a long stretch of cold.

      Three weeks ago I caught pneumonia. Did the supplements and even anti-biotics, but the symptoms did not abate. So, I think it was probably viral pneumonia. Finally, I sprung 300 bucks to see my alternative Doctor to get the Ozone Therapy / UV Light Therapy.
      That did the trick for me. I was back to work the next day freezing my tail off.

      • mkey says:

        I find, the best way to not crash your vehicle on an icy road is to hold of from driving. In my area we barely get below the freezing point, being on the coast and all, so investing in better tires really makes no sense when we get some snow every 10 years or so, while it keeps barely for a few days. So, my modus operandi is to just wait it out.

        Disproportionate reactions like the ones shown in their video are something I have never seen in real life. I remember, while I was still a kid, there was a rampant hyperinflation going on people would form an hour long lines at the petrol station to stock up on gas before the currency gets devalued further. It was a bit of a frenzy, but people we’re panicking as much as trying to save a buck.

  24. wah says:

    Hi i could be wrong but this might just be (mostly in the first place, followed by something far more sinister) a money grab. Here down under (in my state anyway) we have had a disproportionate amount of news and political bs about how our threat warning systems were not working properly and were outdated blah blah blah. Only watch TV when i have to but i was wondring what this was all about for us its bush fires hawaii missiles some where else hurricanes etc. Im pretty sure it will be made into a selection issue here (SA) next time around. My wife told me about the Hawaii thing and well she thought it was impossible to believe. Even the believers dont believe anymore. The world is changing.

    Honestly I doubt anyone under the age of 50 in Adelaide believe anything beyond the football scores from MSM and most blokes double check them.

  25. john.o says:

    I don’t know if it was the lucky accident of bored bureaucratic ineptitude, or a carefully crafted psyop. In this case, I favor lucky ineptitude, I think, but either way, it was good enough for government work.

  26. douglas.n says:

    Hawaii incident was a Israeli Sub trying to start WW 3. Launch missle to blame Korea. Benjamin Fulford and good sources say the same thing. Israel. Punish Israel, ban them from Hawaii forever. Read article about Israel sub

  27. douglas.n says:

    BTW, war of the world radio theater,
    People scared.
    Pearl harbor bombing only occurred, a little while later , no one believed it.thoght it was another Orson Wells hoax.
    This according to Orson Wells.

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