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Nuclear Dictatorship -- the Portland Plan

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, focuses the 911 Truth community on the largest-ever US government terror drills, dirty nuke simulations in Portland, Phoenix and Guam from October 15-19. Given widespread rumors of a war with Iran beginning in mid-October, the public should keep a sharp and skeptical eye on the Bush administration.
Nuclear Dictatorship -- the Portland Plan

By Captain Eric H. May
Military Correspondent

In the last month we have learned that Dick Cheney was eager to urge an Israeli attack on Iran to provoke an Iranian counterattack on Israel, and thereby take the United States into another Middle Eastern war. In the last week we have learned that declassified NSA transcripts prove conclusively that the US government lied to us for 40 years to cover up the truth of Israel's premeditated attempt to sink the USS Liberty and kill its crew during their Six-Day War. Friday we saw George W. Bush insisting on TV that his government would never dream of committing torture -- even as reports were surfacing to prove that the lie he was telling had been a lie since he began telling us three years ago. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, since by now we know that the Bush administration is capable of anything.

A Past Prologue: From 9/11 to Noble Resolve

"... Some choose to view this exercise as sinister -- a pretext for a nuclear attack by the U.S. military on American citizens, according to some fevered speculation..."
'Noble' is good, not grand -- Editorial, The Oregonian, Aug. 10, 2007

9/11/01 didn't just happen out of the blue. It was set up by simultaneous military exercises under the control of Cheney, who was in the bunker before any New York or Washington attacks, giving orders to various strategic commands. Accordingly, the United States was stripped of its air cover by design, allowing airliners to penetrate America's most impenetrable air space to attack New York and Washington, DC.

Likewise, the 7/7/05 London bombings were pre-planned. Around 1000 local police and national agents were supplemented by private contractors as they simulated terrorist bombings on the city's transportation system -- on the very day of the attack occurred. Official fingerprints were all over the London bombings, which happened on the exact vehicles, in the exact places and at the exact times designated for the exercise scenario.

After 9/11 a supercharged Bush administration declared North America a military zone under Northern Command (Northcom), and established the Homeland Security Agency (Homeseca) to nationalize police powers. In the years since, Northcom and Homeseca have been filled with Bush loyalists and true believers, and they regularly conduct terror drills to practice what they would do in case of catastrophic terrorism -- like what happened on 9/11 in the United States and 7/7 in the United Kingdom.

In August, national military and police forces carried out the terror drill Noble Resolve, focused on Portland as the simulated target of a 10-kiloton nuclear device. Investigating journalists found that top officials zigged and zagged in reply to straight questions about what they were going to do, were doing or had done. Various military commands offered varying explanations, and sometimes outright contradictions, as to the nature of the exercise. Portland Mayor Tom Potter claimed ignorance, and accordingly he ignored it all. A few days before the exercise, the US House Homeland Security Committee formally requested access to the troubling dictatorship directive, NSPD 51, just announced by Bush in May and reputed to have been connected with Noble Resolve. In reply, a few days later they were formally told to go fly a kite by the White House. The Portland media remained mum throughout the exercise -- except for a few stories attacking those with questions as conspiracy theorists and left-wing lunatics.

A Present Possibility: TOPOFF and Vigilant Shield

"It's hard to know what's scarier: the idea of responding to a terrorist attack in Portland or the idea that the government is using a drill as a pretext to seize power, declare martial law and, possibly, attack Iran."
Different shades of unthinkable -- Editorial, The Oregonian, Oct. 2, 2007

In a little over a week, the largest terror drill in US history will focus on Portland again. TOPOFF, Oct. 15-19, is designed give "Top Officials" a chance to react to a catastrophic scenario -- a "dirty nuke" terror attack uncomfortably similar to the Noble Resolve nuke attack of two months ago.

The Bush administration will be running more than one exercise -- just as it did on 9/11. Joining TOPOFF will be Vigilant Shield, which intelligence insiders believe will practice the dictatorship directive, NSPD 51. The name "Vigilant Shield" brings to mind "Vigilant Guardian," the 9/11/2001 Air Force exercise that pulled away fighter aircraft supposed to guard mainland America and sent them off to counter a simulated Russian attack in Alaska. Vigilant Guardian may also have been simulating hijacked aircraft, thereby confusing the few remaining fighter aircraft guarding us. Given that Vigilant Guardian was anything but a vigilant guardian on the day of the last US terror attack, just how reassured should we feel by the feel-good name of Vigilant Shield?

The twin exercises TOPOFF and Vigilant Shield will mobilize as many as 20,000 federal, state, local and tribal officials. The nuclear attack envisioned for Portland is also slated for Guam and Phoenix.

A Future Fait Accompli? The Judeo-Christian Jihad

"We should remember that Iran, like Iraq, is a third-world nation without a significant military. Nothing in history hints that she is likely to invade a neighboring country, let alone do anything to America or Israel. I am concerned, however, that a contrived... incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran."
Congressman Ron Paul to the US House of Representatives, Jan. 11, 2007

Public confidence in our ruling elites is at an all-time low. Only 30% of the people approve of the Bush administration, and fewer than that approve of Congress. Fewer still believe what they see, hear and read from the mainstream media, and they are turning to the Internet, which is becoming the printing press of our Second American Revolution. Were there another "coincidental" occurrence of a terror strike during the upcoming TOPOFF / Vigilant Shield terror exercises, it would solve a slew of problems for the worst government in US history.

If the politicians and presstitutes could convince an increasingly skeptical public that Al Qaeda, and not "Al CIA-duh," was behind the attack, then it would undercut the antiwar and anti-government movement now coalescing behind outsider presidential candidate Ron Paul. Congressman Paul already ranks equal to the other Republican hopefuls in likelihood to gain his party's presidential nomination, according to Las Vegas oddsmakers, and his nomination would be an existential threat to Bush's neocon cabal. A President Paul might take action to back up his stated views that 9/11 needs to be genuinely investigated, that the post-9/11 police state needs to be rolled back, and that a military-industrial-media complex bent on Middle Eastern adventurism needs to be straightened out.

At least one foreign government would also be pleased if the United States were re-energized by a follow-up 9/11 attack: Israel. Official rumors abound worldwide that the Bush administration has promised its pro-Israel power base, made up of both Jewish and Christian Zionists, an attack on Iran. Journalist Seymour Hersh has been writing and speaking about the prospective attack, and the Jewish journalist isn't shy about saying that the Jewish Lobby is pushing for for all its worth to get us into an Iran war. When the Iranian president visited the United Nations earlier this month, the hue and cry against him had little to do with American issues, and a great deal to do with Jewish issues of defending the Holocaust and Israel. The Israeli bellicosity toward Iran -- carried out through their American proxy -- made for interesting reading in a Ha'aretz article on May 18: "Poll: 71% of Israelis want U.S. to strike Iran if talks fail."

Last month the Bush administration sent loose nukes into motion across America, locked and loaded onto B-52s -- then tried to tell anyone still paying attention to the mainstream media that the loose nukes had been a bush league slip-up. A few days later, the Department of Energy announced that it was gathering up loose nuclear material with the press release "Department of Energy Announces Decision to Consolidate Surplus Plutonium in South Carolina." That consolidation is on going now, just before the TOPOFF / Vigilant Guardian terror drills involving dirty nukes begin. DOE specifies that it will be taking the radioactive stuff from Oregon's West Coast neighbors, California and Washington. That means that the dirty nuke material necessary to take the Portland nuclear scenario from plot to production may just be passing through their city during the terror drills.

A free people should always be anxious when the worst-case scenario for them just happens to be the best-case scenario for their rulers, especially when that scenario is being set up before their eyes.

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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. He is the leader of the Portland Nuclear Inquest, a group of concerned citizens monitoring and discussing the TOPOFF / Vigilant Shield terror exercises. Interested readers can join at:  http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/Portland-Nuclear-Inquest/

(email)  captainmay@prodigy.net
Houston, Texas

Excellent point, Capt. May!! 07.Oct.2007 13:31

Styve

When I heard about the SC Plutonium consolidation, I thought, "who writes this stuff?!"

I am curious what you think about the change in the dates for Top Off from 10/15 - 10/24, to 10/15 - 10/19?? When I first heard about Vigilant Shield piggy-backing on Top Off, that drill's dates were the latter four day period, but now both drills are supposedly lasting the same period of time...wonder if any local pols have any idea about that. Any thoughts on Swan Island Network or Maersk's involvement in this drill Could Maersk be the shipping co. carrying plutonium from Washington State, or would that be an unlikely ruse? What do you think of the SAIC involvement?

Thanks for the cogent synopsis!

Styve
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...Department of Energy announced that it was gathering up loose nuclear material with the press release "Department of Energy Announces Decision to Consolidate Surplus Plutonium in South Carolina." ... going now, just before the TOPOFF / Vigilant Guardian terror drills involving dirty nukes begin. DOE specifies that it will be taking the radioactive stuff from Oregon's West Coast neighbors, California and Washington. That means that the dirty nuke material necessary to take the Portland nuclear scenario from plot to production may just be passing through their city during the terror drills.

Maersk 07.Oct.2007 17:03

E M

We have a Maersk container just sitting outside of my new workplace on the side of the building. I actually think it's for haul away of certain waste at some point but it's ominous none the less. This is outside the Eugene area. I am mighty tempted to ask about it though...

-E

Vigilant "Fact Sheet" from NORTHCOM 07.Oct.2007 20:01

Alfred E Newman

The US NORTHCOM Fact Sheet for Vigilant Shield has been copied from the PDF file. The following are excerpts that are of particular concern regarding the potential for a false flag terrorism event occurring in conjunction with Operation Vigilant Shield 08 and TOPOFF 4.

Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 2008 will be conducted concurrent with TOP OFFICIALS 4 (TOPOFF 4), the nation's premier exercise of terrorism preparedness sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, and several other linked exercises as part of the National Level Exercise 1-08. These linked exercises will take place 15-20 October 2007 and are being conducted throughout the United States with several partner nations (Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom), as well as the Territory of Guam.

Exercise USNORTHCOM's Ballistic Missile Defense planning and operations to create a seamless coordination of control between combatant commands.
Provide USNORTHCOM opportunities to exercise defense support of civil authorities in the execution of Department of Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or High-yield Explosive response plans and coordinate Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection activities

Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD Activities: Primary exercise event venues are in Oregon and Arizona, as well as the Territory of Guam, which is within U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility.

 http://www.northcom.mil/News/2007/VS-08_fact_sheet.pdf


Fact Sheet - Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 2008
Background: VIGILANT SHIELD 2008 is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-designated, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Nort ern Command (USNORTHCOM)-sponsored, and U.S. Joint Forces Command-supported Department of Defense exercise for homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities missions. Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 2008 will be conducted concurrent with TOP OFFICIALS 4 (TOPOFF 4), the nation's premier exercise of terrorism preparedness sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, and several other linked exercises as part of the National Level Exercise 1-08. These linked exercises will take place 15-20 October 2007 and are being conducted throughout the United States with several partner nations (Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom), as well as the Territory of Guam.
National Level Exercise 1-08 will include the simulated detonation of three radiological dispersal devices within the USNORTHCOM and U.S. Pacific Command areas of responsibility. These exercise events and others are designed to test the full range of incident management response procedures at the local, state, and federal levels.
Purpose: Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 2008 and National Level Exercise 1-08 will provide local, state, tribal, interagency, Department of Defense, and non-governmental organizations and agencies involved in homeland security and homeland defense the opportunity to participate in a full range of exercise scenarios that will better prepare participants to prevent and respond to national crises. The participating organizations will conduct a multi-layered, civilian-led response to a national crisis.
Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD Objectives:
Demonstrate multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional unity of effort in support of a civilian-led response to a national crisis through collaboration with local, state, and federal responders to a series of catastrophic events.
Reinforce operational and strategic relationships between USNORTHCOM and the
Department of Homeland Security.
Provide an opportunity for local, state, and federal leaders to conduct and lead response efforts within their state including the use of state assets, emergency management assistance agreements, and support from federal resources, including active duty military forces.
Assess NORAD and USNORTHCOM-assigned units in the execution of homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities missions.
Evaluate NORAD and USNORTHCOM staff implementation of Concept Plans to include
effects-based approach planning and operations to protect the homeland from missile
attack.
Provide continuous Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment to all agencies, via NORAD.
Evaluate various combatant commands' operational coordination.

Develop U.S. government strategic communication themes and objectives to ensure that all exercise agencies communicate with one synchronized voice.
Exercise USNORTHCOM's Ballistic Missile Defense planning and operations to create a seamless coordination of control between combatant commands.
Provide USNORTHCOM opportunities to exercise defense support of civil authorities in the execution of Department of Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or High-yield Explosive response plans and coordinate Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection activities.
Deploy USNORTHCOM's Mobile Consolidated Command Center.
Conduct interagency and Department of Defense expanded maritime interception
operations, maritime domain awareness, maritime warning and maritime operational threat response.
Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD Activities: Primary exercise event venues are in Oregon and Arizona, as well as the Territory of Guam, which is within U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility. Major participants include the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the state and city Offices of Emergency Management of each state that is participating in this exercise.
USNORTHCOM is conducting multiple homeland defense and critical infrastructure protection events.
USNORTHCOM will deploy Command Assessment Elements to two of the main exercise venues to assess the need for military support of local, state and federal response forces. In addition, USNORTHCOM will deploy a Defense Coordinating Officer and Defense Coordinating Element to each Joint Field Office established by the Department of Homeland Security.
Aerospace events will take place across all the exercise venues, to exercise the ability to mobilize resources for aerospace defense, aerospace control, maritime warning, and coordination of air operations in a disaster area.
Other events will test USNORTHCOM's ability to conduct continuity of operations and assess the readiness of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or High-yield Explosive Consequence Management Response Force.
There will be minimal deployment of active duty forces and no cross-border deployments. We anticipate little to no direct impact on local communities.
For additional information about the exercise, please call 719-554-6889.