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MAYDAY ALERT! -- Terror Drills Could Go Live!

An impressive array of military men join Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, in issuing a false flag alert for May 1-8, when the Bush administration will be conducting nationwide terror exercises.
MAYDAY ALERT! -- Terror Drills Could Go Live!

By Dr. James H. Fetzer
Major William B. Fox
Captain Eric H. May
SFC Donald Buswell

The name "false flag" comes from the old pirate's ruse of flying another country's flag during an attack, thereby shifting blame for the attack to a party that had nothing to do with it. Governments use false flag attacks to push their nations into dictatorship or war. As military experts, we fear that national terror drills, scheduled for May 1-8, could be used to camouflage a false flag attack in the United States.

Strategic Signals

Yesterday an American-flagged ship fired on the Iranian Navy, and now Pentagon sources say that they have been ordered to prepare attack plans. Admiral "Fox" Fallon, the Centcom commander who opposed war with Iran, has been ousted in favor of Bush loyalist General David Petraeus, who has spent the last month accusing Iran for our increasing problems with the Iraqi resistance.

Saudi Arabia has been preparing for nuclear fallout from an attack on Iran since last month, when Dick Cheney paid a visit. Israel has just finished its largest-ever domestic war drills. Israel and the Bush administration are insisting that Syria and North Korea are nuclear collaborators. Syria is preparing for the contingency of an Israeli attack. Iran is preparing for the contingency of a US attack. US government insiders speculate that Bush has promised Israel an expanded Middle East war before he leaves office.

The Neo-Cons are pounding their war drums again, according to Dr. James H. Fetzer, the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, and he believes that nothing would help them spread their imperial war in the Middle East as much as another 9/11.

He has just published "9/11 and the Neo-Con Agenda."  link to www.amfirstbooks.com The article is a must-read introduction for anyone wanting to understand the origins and aims of the " global war on terror."

Domestic Discord

Inside the US, Bush approval ratings are well below 30%, and approval ratings for the U.S. Congress and mainstream media are even lower. Over three quarters of the American people believe that the country is on the wrong track, and just as many want to end the quicksand war in the Middle East. The economy is crashing as fuel prices are skyrocketing. The Establishment is losing its grip on power. It would take another 9/11 to make the nation forget its domestic woes and resume its lost zeal for the Neo-Con "new American century" of foreign wars and a domestic police state.

In his much-discussed February article, "False Flag Prospects, 2008,"  http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/08/02/25/may.htm Captain Eric H. May documented the disturbing fact that military and police exercises were occurring at the same time as the 9/11 US attacks in 2001 and the 7/7 UK bombings in 2005. In that prescient article, he designated the Pacific Northwest as one of the top three target zones for the next US false flag attack, and the Pacific Northwest will be the target of terror drills May 1-8.

Should a major event occur during the drills, the Bush administration is prepared to implement National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) 51, which establishes dictatorship "in the event of a man-made or natural catastrophe." It is an extraordinary measure, and the White House has stonewalled Homeland Security Committee members from the House of Representatives who wanted to read it. One of those members, Oregon's Peter DeFazio summed up the feeling of many Americans about NSPD 51 when he said "Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right."

Fears that a false flag attack might result in martial law are nourished by last week's militaristic Operation Sudden Impact, reported by Infowars.net writer Steve Watson: "Three States Subjected to Martial Law Sweeps"  http://www.infowars.net/articles/april2008/180408impact.htm

National Level Exercise 8-02

NLE 2-08 will involve the very highest levels of Homeland Security and the US Northern Command. Both "Homesec" and "Northcom" were established by the Bush administration in the wake of 9/11 to take control of the nation in the event of another terrorist attack. They will be joined by FEMA in the May 1-8 exercise, which is one of the two largest terror drills scheduled this year.

On Thursday, May 1, the exercise begins in Washington, when an explosion collapses the Alaska Way viaduct in downtown Seattle and damages surrounding buildings. Twenty minutes later, terrorists explode a highjacked tanker ship filled with highly toxic chemicals at the Seattle Ferry Terminal. Deadly gas soon permeates downtown Seattle.

Emergency responders come in waves. Police and firemen, first to arrive, are quickly overwhelmed. The state deploys its 22-member Civil Support Team, a National Guard unit, to assess the damage and coordinate support. Later, 100 soldiers from a chemical battalion based in Yakima arrive to rescue, decontaminate and treat survivors. Finally, 5,000 troops arrived to handle logistics and security.

On Monday, May 5, the scenario shifts to Oregon where VX, the most toxic nerve agent ever synthesized, erupts from the Umatilla Army Depot.

The next day, terrorists blow up a chemical tanker in Ferndale, Washington. The county sheriff requests national support, and a Marine Corps chemical warfare detachment from Ft. Lewis, Washington responds.

According to sources at Northcom, NLE 2-08 will involve "robust play," with "surprise injects" of unanticipated events in which participants are "stretched to the limit" and have "everything thrown at them except the kitchen sink." All of this makes it easier for the exercise to "go live" by having a real catastrophe occur.

As the Pacific Northwest scenario is playing out, Washington, DC will be simulating a catastrophic hurricane as part of the same exercise. It wouldn't be much of a stretch to suggest that this puts Dick Cheney back in the bunker he occupied during 9/11.

Citizens interested in understanding how local, state and national levels of the military can be manipulated into working against us should read "The Real Drill" by Major William B. Fox, about Portland area terror drills last year.  http://www.lonestaricon.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=2006&z=186

Mission of Conscience

Many American citizens are deeply concerned about police militarization, and about government and media preconditioning of our nation for future terror attacks and martial law. We recommend that they monitor NLE 2-08 closely. Armed with cell phones, cameras and the Internet, they are the single greatest deterrent against false flag terror.

If we, the co-authors of this alert, are in error about anything, then we invite reasonable officials to investigate us and our assertions at the very highest levels. In the past we have too often met with hostility, evasion or deception by officials involved in terror drills. We have been stonewalled when we have requested access to an extended schedule of unclassified military and police terror drills.

We believe that there is a pattern of official retaliation against patriotic service members who ask questions about 9/11 and false flags.

In 2006, Sergeant First Class Donald Buswell, an Army military intelligence NCO, suggested that 9/11 might have been a false flag operation. Within a month the decorated 40-year-old Iraq war veteran suffered a freak pulmonary embolism, which nearly killed him. After he was released from the hospital, his command accused him of disloyalty for his remarks, and subjected him to an extensive military investigation. Ultimately, he was fully exonerated, and the now-retired Buswell has become widely known on the Internet as the "9/11 NCO." Stephen Webster, writing for The Lone Star Iconoclast, gained national attention with his story about Buswell, "Under Fire! U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst Targeted for Suggesting New Independent 9/11 Investigation."  http://www.lonestaricon.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=426&z=40

The duty to keep the government honest isn't optional for those of us who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It has always been difficult, and even dangerous, to serve the American people. We call on all active-duty soldiers, police and first responders to obey their oaths by asking questions that need to be asked, and by thinking twice before blindly carrying out orders that may result in an a false flag attack against their country. We urge leaders of those soldiers, police and first responders to explain that diligence is not disloyalty, and that no one ceases to be a free American citizen by putting on a uniform.

Issuing an alert -- as we are doing now -- is not an instance of "crying wolf," as Bush administration apologists often assert. As military-trained experts, we are convinced that the US 9/11 and UK 7/7 attacks were set up under the camouflage of terror drills. The existence of a wolf is not in question. The wolf of false flag terror has killed our fellow citizens and frightened our country into needless wars. It's our mission of conscience to keep it from striking again.

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Dr. James H. Fetzer and Major William B. Fox are former Marine Corps officers. Captain Eric H. May and Sergeant First Class Donald Buswell are former members of Army intelligence.

We remember last year 27.Apr.2008 09:45

fool us once

Hello Captain May- My friends and family and I read about the drills and exercises last summer and fall. What the people from Homeland Security or the Command center in Salem told us when we called the number online was going to happen did, but they did not tell us the other situations that were happening. Those days we were afraid because my friends and family believe 9/11 was an exercise that went live. In Portland we kept thinking there would be a huge explosion. One drill was a computer one but workers were seen by one TV news doing live drills around town and at the airport and there was a film of a drill going on at a Max station. The later exercise with live participants pretending to be victims ended up with a panic over a bomb in a car by a hotel where Mr Chertoff was staying. It was harder to learn what was going on in Washington. We looked but did not see articles in the Oregonian about it that made any sense. The Oregonian did not care that many citizens were scared like we did not matter. We hope more people will keep an eye on Washington too because we have family and friends there. We do not want to be there this week or be here. Thank you for warning us of the exercises this week. We knew about something happening this summer but not in May. We will all watch for any signs of activity going to work and family and friends houses, but maybe they will not be in Portland this time. we hope everyone pays attention to you because you were right last year to be watchful and suspicious. I think if they know we are watching and taking pictures they will think twice about doing deadly acts. I will carry my camera with me and tell others to do this also. We did not think of that last year. Thank you Captain May and the people helping you.

Hold on to your hats! 27.Apr.2008 10:30

The Doomseeker

My God! The administration is going to create a catastrophic hurricane this Thursday. They are good!

MayDay Marches in Seattle 28.Apr.2008 17:14

Fantum

Of note, A very large Mayday march is scheduled directly in the area of this exercise. The first scripted attack is set for about 1600 about when the marchers should be in the area, followed by the ferry chemical bomb and a backpack bomb on the Sounder at King Street.

Coincidence? Or just poor scheduling deconfliction.

Virginia Hurricane 28.Apr.2008 23:59

Prophet

Looks like the hurricane happened.

Course of Action 29.Apr.2008 07:20

Visor v1sor@dcemail.com

If you are genuinely concerned that the Government will use this military exercise to generate a coup then there is one course of action that might tend to insulate against it. Set upp a distributed depository modelled after the internet (TCP/IP) Have people in the places of the exercise with camera/cell phone. Get pictures/video and transmit real time with date/time group and location (GPS if available) to a depository via one of a set of numbers. Make the depository viral in nature and can expand world-wide so as to be beyond any one persons or group's control, as well as very difficult to pin down and isolate/ eliminate. When claims of real attack surface the evidence will be available there to disprove it for all to see.

Short time. Good luck.