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NOBLE RESOLVE - OPEN LETTER TO PETER DEFAZIO

NOBLE RESOLVE is too dangerous to allow in Oregon. This exercise, drilling War of Terror scenarios in Oregon, comes just as the media is filling up with warnings of a new 9/11 and the recent Presidential Executive Orders: NSPD 51, 5/10/07, "... allows the sitting president to declare a "national emergency" without Congressional approval..."

It's looking more and more like a perfect storm of terror, treason and totalitarianism. Drills like these have a history of going live (e.g. 09/11/01 & 07/07/05) and now we have NSPD 51 the equivalent of Hitler's Article 48.

NO NOBLE RESOLVE FOR OREGON
July 24, 2007
Rep. Peter DeFazio
2134 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3704

Eugene, OR 97401

Dear Congressman DeFazio:

The Oregonian recently reported on your investigation of President Bush's "continuity of government" Executive Order, and on how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) thwarted your request for details. As I am sure you are aware, DHS will be leading two emergency response drills in Portland over the next 3 months: "Noble Resolve" in August and "Top Off" in October. Just as you rightly sought details on the Bush Executive Order, Oregon citizens need and deserve information about these military exercises.

We are concerned that federal, state and local agencies will not plan and conduct these "terrorism drills" with sufficient transparency and public oversight. To address this need for local awareness of, agreement to, and participation in exercises ostensibly designed for local security, safety and welfare, we propose the immediate formation of a Portland Citizens' Oversight Committee to represent citizens' interests.

We request your endorsement of this reasonable request and hope you will assist us in establishing such an oversight committee. We hope you will agree that when a Federal agency such as DHS seeks to conduct exercises in Oregon, full transparency to the public and oversight by Oregon citizens is essential.

Our initial research on the Top Off exercise revealed contradictory statements and a disturbing lack of openness on the part of local officials. We do know that Portland will receive $2 million for the Top Off exercise alone. No such figure has been publicized regarding Noble Resolve. The Top Off drill, which DHS calls a "terrorism drill" (but local officials refer to as an "emergency preparedness exercise") will begin on approximately 10/5/07, to last for 9 to 10 days. Though Noble Resolve is scheduled for August, no similar details or schedule have been released. We therefore have a series of immediate concerns about this exercise:

* what will be the precipitating event?
* will there be enhanced police presence?
* will the National Guard be involved?
* will there be contractors involved (e.g., Blackwater)?
* and will either or both drills involve rehearsals of local and federal response to a "catastrophic emergency," as defined under NSPD 51, up to and including the declaration of martial law?

With the Bush track record on disaster response and media manipulation, Oregonians are not naive enough to trust the Federal government to adequately inform and interact with Portland residents prior to these terrorism drills. Case in point, as of now, there has not even been an announcement about Noble Resolve, and it is due to take place in August, just days or weeks from now.

Another general concern is that the Mayor's office seemed almost unaware of the recent Presidential Executive Orders: NSPD 51, 5/10/07, "... allows the sitting president to declare a "national emergency" without Congressional approval, leading to the de facto closing down of the Legislature and the militarization of justice and law enforcement"; and the amended International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 7/17/07, "allowing the US regime to seize the property of anyone found to be interfering with the reconstruction of Iraq." In correspondence with both the Mayor's office and Commissioner Sam Adams' office, I have provided material to round out their knowledge of these Presidential directives.

We would be glad to discuss this matter with you or your staff further, and/or supply resources in addition to those referenced below, that will corroborate the concerns expressed in this letter. We will copy this letter to other Congresspersons, Senators Wyden and Smith, Governor Kulongowski, Mayor Potter, members of City Council, and a variety of local press and online media, to raise awareness of these drills and our urgent proposal for enhanced transparency and public involvement, given the current political climate. We hope to receive your response this week, given the exigency of the August drill. Please inform your staff that we will make a follow up call on this matter if we do not hear back from you.

Thank you and we look forward to talking with you or a representative.

Best regards,
Informed Dissent

CC:
Office of Mayor Tom Potter,
Sam Adams,
Erik Sten,
Dan Saltzman,
Randy Leonard,
Governor Ted Kulongoski,
Senator Ron Wyden,
Senator Gordon Smith
Representative Earl Blumenauer,
Representative Darlene Hooley,
Representative David Wu,

~~Media
Oregonian
Willamette Week
KBOO
KPOJ / Air America

REFERENCES:
NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51 -  http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070509-12.html
Message to the Congress of the United States Regarding International Emergency Economic Powers Act -  http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/07/20070717-4.html
USJFCOM gears up for Noble Resolve -  http://www.jfcom.mil/newslink/storyarchive/2007/pa033007.html
JFCOM brings virtual world closer to home -  http://www.fcw.com/article98147-04-04-07-Web
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Bush Directive for a "Catastrophic Emergency...", Prof. Michel Chossudovsky -  http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=6134
The "Use of the Armed Forces" in America under a National Emergency... - Prof. Michel Chossudovsky -  http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=6169
Brzezinski Suggests False Flag Event Could Kick-Start Iran War -  http://www.nowpublic.com/brzezinski_suggests_false_flag_event_could_kick...
Wake-up Call: Watch for Another 911/WMD Experience, Paul C. Roberts -  http://www.vdare.com/roberts/070718_wakeup.htm
Impeach Bush and Cheney Now, Paul C. Roberts -
 http://www.vdare.com/roberts/070715_impeach.htm

Today is the deadline for DeFazio's response...call the #'s below and pressure!! 27.Jul.2007 07:49

Styve

No word from DeFazio's office yet, but people, Oregonians or not, might call the pols listed on the cc: list, to push for adoption of the idea of a Portland Citizens' Oversight Committee on Terrorism Drills.

I believe that Alex Ansary made this list of phone numbers available on his "Outside-the-Box" show last night, but for your dialing convenience/pleasure, here it is==>>

Representative DeFazio, (541) 465-6732
Representative Blumenauer, (503) 231-2300
Representative Hooley, (503) 588-9100
Representative Wu, (503) 326-2901
Senator Wyden, (503) 326-7525
Senator Smith, (503) 326-3386

Governor Kulongoski - (503) 373-3111, 373-1565

Mayor Potter, 503-823-4120

~~or email City Council and follow-up with a call!!

Sam Adams,  commissionersam@ci.portland.or.us - 503-823-1120
Erik Sten,  info@erikforportland.com - 503-823-3589
Dan Saltzman,  dsaltzman@ci.portland.or.us - 503-823-4151
Randy Leonard,  randy@ci.portland.or.us - 503-823-3001

I was glad to see someone posted this here... 28.Jul.2007 19:44

Stick

...because it was out 2 days earlier, and at least as information, it should be on IndyMedia, though there would probably be no discussion. I hope you guys who are interested in the Terrorism Drills, that are being kept secret from Portlanders, save for a media blitz in September, about Top Off, will seek out sources with up-to-date information and analyses. www.911Blogger.com is a great site for information of this nature.

I don't believe that we'll be posting updates here, so stay informed, pick up flyers we are distributing around town, call City Council, call Senators Wyden and Smith, call Kulongoski...get pissed and let 'em know that you are pissed!!

Here is a list of contacts:

Representative DeFazio, (541) 465-6732
Representative Blumenauer, (503) 231-2300
Representative Hooley, (503) 588-9100
Representative Wu, (503) 326-2901
Senator Wyden, (503) 326-7525
Senator Smith, (503) 326-3386

Governor Kulongoski - (503) 373-3111, 373-1565

Mayor Potter, 503-823-4120

~~or email City Council and follow-up with a call!!

Sam Adams,  commissionersam@ci.portland.or.us - 503-823-1120
Erik Sten,  info@erikforportland.com - 503-823-3589
Dan Saltzman,  dsaltzman@ci.portland.or.us - 503-823-4151
Randy Leonard,  randy@ci.portland.or.us - 503-823-3001

a different angle... 30.Jul.2007 19:13

gudermannian of x

A different angle, that appeals more to those of us who don't like the government and don't want to give it the time of day, but nonetheless think that most "9/11 conspiracy" theories are hokum, is to emphasize that any "planning exercises" engaged in by the current regime are basically guaranteed to be self-aggrandizing fear mongering wastes of time and money, like everything else this regime has been engaged in. Their responses to every other disaster so far amply prove that. And because the current central government regime is so dangerous, reckless, and incompetent, any way that we cooperate with it that further burnishes its credibility and power over citizens further endangers all of us, disaster or no. Therefore, we should insist that any and all funds that this regime would use in this exercise be given directly, no-strings-attached, to LOCAL EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDERS (eg., Northwest Medical Teams, local fire and search-and-rescue crews, etc), and that these groups be directed to cooperate amongst themselves to plan appropriate scenario preparation and disaster drills.