Media outlet warns of plot for institution of martial lawhttp://www.wnd.com/?pageId=43101
Posted: August 19, 2007
WASHINGTON – A U.S. military drill designed to enhance homeland security in the event of a nuclear terrorist attack has some officials and media outlets funded by billionaire George Soros warning it may be a "false flag" operation leading to the detonation of a real nuclear device
to set the stage for martial law. The exercise, part of the "Noble Resolve" program of the U.S. Joint Forces Command, is set for tomorrow through Friday in Portland, Ore....it involves coordination with local officials in a model nuclear attack.Vice President Dick Cheney said the threat of nuclear terrorism is very real.
"The fact is that the threat to the United States now of a 9/11 occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities is the greatest threat we face," he said. "It's a very real threat. It's something that we have to worry about and defeat every single day."
"A false flag attack is one in which you attack your own people, then blame it on a group of people you want to attack," wrote Captain May. "It's a radical stratagem for instantly creating hatred, and it's common, historically speaking, all the way from ancient to modern times." May gave the following examples:
The Roman emperor Nero burned Rome, then blamed it on emerging Christianity.
The German fuhrer Hitler burned the Reichstag, then blamed it on communist Jewry.
The American president Bush demolished the World Trade Center, then blamed it on radical Islam.
The jitters in Portland, according to May, caused Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., to grill the Bush administration about National Security Presidential Directive 51, first reported in WND, which authorizes the executive branch to assume extraordinary powers in the event of a national emergency.
"Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right," DeFazio told the Portland Oregonian. DeFazio, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he was denied an opportunity to examine classified documents related to Directive 51. "At this stage of the Bush regime and its terror-driven global war, there's no shame in conspiracy theory, since it's the only theory that offers consistent, coherent answers to our growing secret government and its terror policies," wrote May.
Meanwhile, Portland's version of IndyMedia, raises even more concerns about the impending exercises.
"There has been a growing concern over the mock or simulation events (nuclear attack and martial law) proposed to take place in Portland, Oregon, by Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other governmental agencies now called Operation Noble Resolve," reports the agency in an article titled "Don't Nuke Portland." "This mock event has been feared by some in the past to set up martial law in Portland during the months of August and September, but newer information has raised concern of graver fears.""Why participate in a simulation that supposes an external attack on the USA when there seems to be more internal threat by enemies of democracy within?"