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A Dawning Dictatorship? (911-2B & NSPD-51)

Captain Eric H. May posts an update to his breaking story on the 911-2B Scenario.
A Dawning Dictatorship? (911-2B & NSPD-51)

By Captain Eric H. May
Military Correspondent

A Piecemeal Prologue

Half of the American people believe that the Bush administration is on the hunt for Al-Qaeda for the 9/11 attacks. Another half believe that 9/11 was a Bush administration inside job, attributable not to Al-Qaeda, but to "Al-CIA-duh." Both halves, though, agree on one thing, and aren't shy about saying it: This summer we are likely to suffer another terror attack, a "911-2B."

The list of notables' quotables begins with the springtime warning of the vice president to NBC's Tim Russert on Meet the Press:

April 15, 2007, Dick Cheney: "The greatest threat now is 'a 9/11' occurring ... with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities."

June 3, 2007, Dennis Milligan, Chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party: "I believe fully the president is doing the right thing, and I think all we need is some attacks on American soil like we had on [Sept. 11, 2001]."

July 1, 2007, ABC News: "A secret U.S. law enforcement report, prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, warns that al Qaeda is planning a terror "spectacular" this summer."

July 11, 2007, Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security chief: "I believe we are entering a period this summer of increased risk."

July 20, 2007, Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury: "Whether authentic or orchestrated, an attack will activate Bush's new executive orders [NSPD-51], which create a dictatorial police state in event of national emergency."

July 24, 2007, Peter DeFazio, House Homeland Security Committee member: "I just can't believe they're going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant terrorist attack ... Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right."

A Recess Review

As Congress goes home for August, opinion polls show that roughly two out of three American citizens either dislike or detest George W. Bush, and things are rapidly falling apart for him. More and more White House officials are invoking executive privilege to avoid answering the hard questions of an exasperated legislative branch about them and their "unitary executive." Alberto Gonzales is the object of a growing congressional impeachment movement, as is Dick Cheney -- and half of the public wants Bush impeached, too.

In the last two weeks the stock market has dropped by nearly a thousand points, and threatens a bearish mauling of the financial sector that has been the Bush administration's base and beneficiary.

His own Republicans are threatening to bail out on busted-down Iraq, unless they get strong reassurances from General David Petraeus in mid-September. The general's situation is hardly reassuring, though. Embattled Baghdad, which he was sent to secure, is currently under fire and without water, and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is publicly calling for his removal.

Wednesday, August 1, could have been the worst day of all for the White House. In the morning came the news that the Iraqi government had fallen apart, with the Sunni faction quitting al-Maliki's cabinet. This disastrous development was likely to hold the headlines until the end of the week, when Congress would head home to discuss this latest war calamity with already war-weary constituents.

A Minnesota Miracle

Wednesday afternoon could have added even more woes to the White House. America's first and only Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, appeared on CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to discuss some scorching anti-Bush comments he had made on July 8 to constituents in Minneapolis, in which he had compared 9/11 to the Reich stag Fire, and George Bush to Adolph Hitler. In 1933 Hitler used the Reich stag Fire, carried out under his orders, to establish a dictatorship in Germany.

Ellison's analysis is accepted by most of the Muslim world, much of the non-Muslim world, and a growing minority of Americans. Rather than defend it, though, Ellison backed down with apologies in his interview with Blitzer, saying that his remarks were a "rookie mistake," never to be repeated.

Perhaps Ellison's retreat from his remarks was an attempt to stave off the disaster that frequently befalls those who disrupt the political paradigm. If so, it didn't work. Two hours after Ellison's mea culpa, his congressional district suffered a freak disaster with the collapse of the I-35 bridge into the Mississippi River.

One man's loss is another's gain, though. In the news, the collapse of the Minneapolis bridge supplanted the collapse of the al-Maliki government and the Bush White House for the rest of Wednesday..., then Thursday..., then Friday. By Saturday the congressman who had accused the unitary executive of treason was with Bush himself, taking a tour of his afflicted district, and begging for the relief of federal funds.

A Cowardly Congress

It's hard to fathom why the Democratic Congress would bow down to the unitary executive before skipping town for summer vacation, but that's just what they have done.

Last week Congress gave the White House the gift of expanded executive power by its approval of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations, further extending the reach of the unitary executive.

Friday, the Senate voted 60-28 in favor of granting Bush and Gonzales more power to conduct domestic surveillance without the trouble of a court warrant. The House followed suit Saturday, with a vote of 227-183.

A Dodging DeFazio

On the same day that the Minneapolis bridge fell into the Mississippi, the White House refused a written request by House Homeland Security chairman Bernie Thompson and Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio to read classified annexes of NSPD-51, the presidential order, announced in May, by which Bush can declare himself dictator in the event of a natural catastrophe like Katrina -- or a terror attack like 9/11-2B.

DeFazio's Oregon is the target of "Noble Resolve," an upcoming 9/11-2B military exercise scheduled for August 20-24 that includes a nuclear attack on Portland. Pacific North westerners are increasingly alarmed that they may be the targets of a false flag nuclear attack, or the fallout from it. You can't blame them. After all, according to all sources, left and right, 911-2B is the only thing that can revitalize the war president and the war plan.

Oregon's DeFazio is unfazed by it all, or pretends to be. Penny Dodge, his chief of staff, refuses to answer questions from media about his failure. DeFazio has taken to the Internet and airwaves to urge his constituents to relax -- despite his inability to examine NSPD-51, and his unwillingness to examine the possibility that they may be targets for a military exercise. He urges trust in the motives of the unitary executive. In doing so DeFazio fails in his duty, and acts the part of Bush's buffoon in a comedy of terrors.

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Captain May is a former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, as well as a former NBC editorial writer. His political and military analyses have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle and Military Intelligence Magazine.

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Noble Resolve 05.Aug.2007 16:18

Enemy of the State

from Wikipedia:

Noble Resolve is a United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) experimentation campaign plan to enhance homeland defense and improve military support to civil authorities in advance of and following natural and man-made disasters.

The Noble Resolve campaign will:

Develop solutions for U.S. agencies and organizations by providing the means to deter,
prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the U.S., its territories, and interests.

Develop solutions to provide improved defense support to civil authorities.
Build upon global partnerships.
The U.S. Army and USJFCOM wargame Unified Quest 2006 determined the need for homeland defense experimentation.

In 2006, U.S. Joint Forces Command explored the Department of Homeland Security's scenario for an unaccounted for, "loose," 10 kiloton nuclear weapon. A number of research questions for further experimentation and resolution were identified.

To what extent does the U.S. have a layered defense?
When will the U.S. know a threat is headed towards the U.S.?
What can be done in advance to keep the threat from reaching us from overseas?
How can USJFCOM provide emergency managers with modeling and simulation support?
How can the U.S. establish a reliable collaborative environment that includes first responders?
Is there a tool set that encompasses shared operations, shared information, shared situational awareness, and shared Common Operational Picture?
To answer these questions, USJFCOM established an evolving Noble Resolve experiment campaign plan which started execution in April 2007 and continue over the next couple of years. This campaign is conducted by using discussions, computer-aided modeling and simulation and seminars.

Participants include:

United States Northern Command
United States European Command
United States Strategic Command
United States Pacific Command
United States Transportation Command
United States Army
United States Navy
United States Coast Guard
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of Energy
Federal Emergency Management Agency
State of Oregon
Oregon National Guard
National Guard Bureau
Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia National Guard
Port of Norfolk, Virginia and Hampton Roads
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
University of Virginia
A.P. Moller-Maersk Group
* Multinational: Austria, Canada, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Poland, Singapore, and Sweden

Dawning dictatorship hell.... 05.Aug.2007 21:04

It's way past the crack of noon.

And I can't understand the Muslim congressman comparing Bush to Hitler. He's a lot more like Stalin.

Blowing up bridges to intimidate congress? 07.Aug.2007 15:38

Jody again

I just read this article a little closer, and I couldn't help but be reminded of the very weird incident that took place here at San Francisco (speaker Nancy Pelosi's district):  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/04/358515.shtml . It seems a tanker truck missed a curve, blew up, and melted 2 1/2 football fields worth of overpass -- one of the nation's busiest sections of road, at the best possible time (around 4 am on a Sunday). No one was killed.

Lazer cuts? 07.Aug.2007 21:13


The bridge understructure very well could have been cut with a lazer. Don't roll you eyes folks, the technology exists now, and development started over a decade ago. Do a computer search on: laser test ABL. And if this has such great accuracy from a plane to another moving target, imagine how accurate it is from a stationary position to a stationary object.

I understand that there was work going on on the bridge. If burning metal fumes did waft up to the bridge deck, would people just think it was from the construction?

Did anybody notice a large vehicle with an instrument pointed toward the bridge...anywhere within 100 miles??

Here are some references, including web address and quote:

My comment: It's here. They may have some trouble locking on to a moving target, but likely not a non-moving target.

"The Advanced Tactical Laser can produce a four-inch-diameter beam of energy that can slice through metal from a distance of 9 miles."

Title: "Air Force Mulls Expanding Role for Missile-Killer Laser"

"The high-power laser is coupled with a revolutionary optical system capable of focusing a basketball-sized spot of heat that can destroy a boosting missile from hundreds of miles away."

"The ABL doesn't burn through a missile, or disintegrate it. Rather it heats the missile skin, weakening it and causing failure due to flight stresses." My comment: weakening enough span point would cause a slow collapse.

"The project began in 1996 when MDA and the U.S. Air Force awarded a $1.3 billion contract to "Team ABL," including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. The project is currently in the design and development phase. Upon completion, ABL will be able to detect, target, and destroy hostile missiles completely on its own, i.e. without the help of radar, satellites, or ground-based command centers. The U.S. Air Force eventually plans to deploy a fleet of seven modified Boeing 747s around the globe."

I even came across this website....