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Captain May <firstname.lastname@example.org
To: William Fox <email@example.com
Subject: [Texas-City-Nuclear-Inquest] MAYDAY ALERT! NLE 2-08! (Attn: FBI / VIP's / Media)
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:32:55 IST
Attention Moderators: Many of you and your group members have recommended that Major Fox and I formally submit our concerns about the flag stability of the upcoming May 1-8 terror drill, NLE 2-08, to the proper authorities. Please post this e-mail, but represents our compliance with your request. Thank you, Captain May
William Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Portland, Seattle, Houston, and Chicago Divisions
This email is being sent as part of a continuing mission of conscience by two former military officers; Capt Eric H. May, prior U.S. Army intelligence officer and currently Special Military Correspondent for the Lone Star Iconoclast, and Major William B. Fox, USMCR, currently publisher of America First Books at www.americafirstbooks.com
. We are trying to thwart the possibility of another false flag attack on American soil, and have identified a significant new danger in the upcoming National Level Exercise 2-08 that will run from 1-8 May 2008.
We have co-authored with Dr. James H. Fetzer and SFC Donald Buswell the article “MAYDAY Alert –Terror Drills Could Go Live!” that makes our case. It has been reproduced by numerous web sites, most notably the Lone Star Iconoclast at [link to www.lonestaricon.com
[link to www.amfirstbooks.com
In the reference section of this article I link to a supplemental article I have written titled “Is the Primary WMD terror target Seattle, or Portland, Oregon once again?“ This provides important additional details, and can be found at:
[link to www.amfirstbooks.com
For good measure, I have copied these articles in the appendix below.
We appreciate your consideration of our research and analysis.
—All officials and media:
please forward, print and broadcast.—
—Terror Drills Could Go Live!
Dr. James H. Fetzer
Major William B. Fox
Captain Eric H. May
SFC Donald Buswel1
April 26, 2008
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.
Dr. James Fetzer
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
Con_Agenda.html The article is a must-read introduction for anyone wanting to understand the origins and aims of the "global war on terror."
Capt. Eric H. May
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," [link to www.thepriceofliberty.org
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"
[link to www.infowars.net
National Level Exercise 2-08
Maj. William Fox
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 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 arrive 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 temporarily based at Ft. Lewis, Washington for the exercise 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.
[link to www.lonestaricon.com
Mission of Conscience
SFC Don Buswell
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."
[link to www.lonestaricon.com
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.
* * * * * * *
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.
Additional Commentary Regarding NLE 2-08:
"Is the primary WMD terror target Seattle, or Portland, Oregon once again?" by Maj. William B. Fox.
"The Timing of a Possible False Flag Attack During NLE 2-08" by Captain Eric H. May
FEMA Upcoming Exercises web page; for the 26 April 2008 FEMA web page archived by America First Books that describes the 1-8 May 2008 National Level Exercise 2-08, please click here.
Dynamic Duo Show, Genesis Communications Network, 24 April 2008. Dr. James H. Fetzer, founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, interviews Captain Eric May in the first hour, and both Capt May and Maj William Fox in the second hour. They discuss how the Bush administration and Israel are manuevering America towards war with Iran, and the background behind their alert regarding the 1-8 May NLE 2-08 exercise that "war games" a WMD attack against Seattle. This includes an analysis of ways that this exercise could get highjacked like the 9-11 exercises.
1st Segment, 52:51, 6.2 MB Download Here.
2nd Segment, 52:51, 6.2 MB Download Here.
Editor's Note: To see the online version of this article published by the Lone Star Iconoclast, please click here.
--Terror Drills Could Go Live!"
Additional Commentary Regarding NLE 2-08:
Is the primary WMD terror target Seattle,
or Portland, Oregon once again?
by Major William B. Fox
The Lone Star Iconoclast
April 27, 2008
Maj. William Fox
As a supplement to "MAYDAY ALERT!—Terror Drills Could Go Live!" by Dr. James Fetzer, myself, Capt Eric May, and SFC Donald Buswell, this article provides more details about the actual conduct of the NLE 2-08 exercise and an explanation regarding why Portland, Oregon may also be "terrorist" target in addition to Seattle, WA, Ferndale, WA and Umatilla, OR.
A high level military exercise is the ideal environment for corrupt insiders to pull off a false flag event similar to 9-11. Insiders stand at the helm where they can control the military’s reaction to crisis. They also control the flow of information and its interpretation. Last, but not least, while using one part of the government to covertly run a phony terrorist attack, they can have other government agencies running at full speed to make insiders look competent at handling crises and therefore deflect suspicion.
Webster Tarpley, author of 9-11 Synthetic Terror: Made In the USA, counted 25 military exercises running concurrently with the 9-11 inside job. NLE 2-08 will contain nine different exercises. Hence, we must take this exercise very seriously.
The basic exercise scenario
The following was pieced together by the Iconoclast after interviewing different sources:
On 1 May 2008 a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device explodes under the Alaska Way viaduct in downtown Seattle, Washington, collapsing the bridge and damaging surrounding buildings. Twenty minutes later, terrorists explode a high-jacked tanker filled with a highly toxic gas at the Seattle Ferry Terminal. A plume of deadly gas reaches throughout downtown Seattle. (2006 estimated population 582,174).
Police, firemen, and other first responders are completely overwhelmed by mass casualties. Through the state government they request three response waves going up to the highest national level.
The second response wave consists of about 22 chemical warfare specialists from the Washington National Guard 10th WMD Civil Support Team (CST) based at Camp Murray, Tacoma, Washington. They assess the threat, provide expert technical advice, and coordinate follow on support.
The third response wave consists of a “CERFP”, a collection of over 100 soldiers from the 420th National Guard chemical battalion based in Yakima, Washington. They search the incident site, rescue and decontaminate casualties, and performing medical triage. (In military acronymal gobblydegook, the “C” in “CERFP” stands for “CBRNE” or “Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive” and the “ERFP” stands for “Enhanced Response Force Package”).
The fourth response wave consists of a “CCMRF”, a task force with a peak strength on paper somewhere around 4 -5,000 military personnel. In addition to augmenting the functions of the aforementioned units, it processes human remains, provides major logistical and air operations support, augments security forces, and performs other broad spectrum or high-end services. It consists of a rotational pool of active and reserve units from every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. (A "CCMRF" is a "CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force").
On May 5th a gas plume erupts from the Umatilla Army Chemical Depot in northeastern Oregon that stores VX, the most toxic nerve agent ever synthesized. FEMA describes the accidentally leaked gas as "chemical agent."
On May 6th, a second high-jacked tanker blows up in Ferndale, Washington. First responders in the Ferndale-Bellingham area also request the full response sequence up to the highest national level. A U.S. Marine detachment from the aforementioned CCMRF previously sent to aid Seattle is now redeployed to this area.
Tweaking the scenario
I called public affairs officers with different commands, and was told many different things by different people, to include some contradictory stories. This is actually pretty normal for military exercises. For example, in my article "Noble Resolve and the Ignoble Whitewash," I mentioned that "To counter growing public anxiety about nukes, a military spokesperson interviewed by the Portland radio station KBOO a week before Noble Resolve 07-02 commenced on Aug. 20, said the scenario was changed from a nuke to a natural disaster."
Since exercise planners can continually re-massage their hypothetical scenarios, we quickly reach diminishing returns in trying to uncover accurate details. For our purposes, the main objective is determine if the overall pattern of the exercise is rich with opportunities for corrupt insiders to pull off an actual false flag WMD attack. I think that the clear answer is "yes."
I was told that the Umatilla Army Depot only stores VX gas, and that under the original exercise scenario terrorists high-jack two tanker trucks and blow one up in Seattle on Day One, and blow up the other in the Ferndale, Washington vicinity on Day Six. Then I was told by another source that tanker trucks do not hold VX gas very well, and that in writing a story I should preferably use low-key language like "toxic industrial gas" for the Seattle, Umatilla, and Ferndale events and not "VX."
One source told me that he saw a civil defense map that depicted "toxic gas" enveloping downtown Seattle. Another source said that he saw the gas blowing out to sea and leaving the downtown area relatively unscathed. A third source played down Seattle altogether.
In regard to the latter case, six very credible sources completely disagreed with him. They told me that Seattle is very definitely the target for the 1-6 May scenario. I side with them.
While first real-life responders within the Bellingham and Ferndale area are very much part of the actual play of the exercise, Seattle first responders have been largely left out.
Instead of moving military personnel through downtown Seattle, the military will use an urban combat training village called "Leshi Town" at Ft. Lewis to simulate "Seattle." (Ft. Lewis is about 46 miles south of downtown Seattle). Exercise coordinators will not bring in a full strength CCMRF (4-5,000 personnel), but rather about 1,220 to 1,550 individuals from across the nation. They will be billeted and play out most of the exercise on base.
Other services are involved. As an example, on May 5th and 6th members of the Minnesota Air National Guard will fly C-130's to McChord Air Force Base near Ft. Lewis. The PAO for McChord, LtCol Anna Sullivan, told me that they will practice transporting seventy simulated patients (mannequins on litters) to the Oregon Air National Guard facility at Portland International Airport.
The Northern Command (Northcom) Public Affairs officer, Michael Kucharek, told me that there will be "numerous aerospace events" that might include a commercial airliner, military aircraft, and small aviation aircraft. Previous exercises have involved UAV's (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). The exercise will test the warning and control of NORAD, but he could not be more specific about the scenario than this.
The Northcom PAO also said that his command expects to hold one other big exercise for this year in addition to NLE 2-08. The next big exercise will probably be a reincarnated version of TOPOFF that took place last October. It will probably take place around the same time of the year, except it will be renamed something like "NLE 3-08." (Please see my article, "Nation on Edge: Operation TOPOFF").
False flag indicators
embedded within the exercise
First, let me make a disclaimer. As a former military officer, I am a great believer in civilian and military preparedness. I generally support all honestly conducted exercises. However, Dr. James H. Fetzer is correct in his article "9-11 and the Neo-Con Agenda" that we are faced with a "crime syndicate masquerading as an administration." See also my article "Thomas Jefferson and the `Incredible Truth' about Bush Cabal Wise Guys and False Flag Nukes."
The malefactors are still at large. Until they are caught and brought to justice, we must understand how ordinary strengths of honest exercises can be high-jacked and perverted by false flag operators. Most military and civilian communities need to greatly increase their analysis and detection capabilities in this area.
The following are examples of possible false flag indicators as they might apply to NLE 2-08.
Involvement of the highest level of command authorities. Part of the exercise scenario involves a class 4 hurricane sweeping through the National Capitol Region. Michael Kucharek, public affairs officer (PAO) for Northcom, told the Iconoclast that this will give anyone at senior levels an opportunity to “coop and cog” in the Washington, D.C. area (ie. practice “continuity of ops, continuity of government”).
Please recollect reports of VP Dick Cheney in the bunker during 9-11, instructing subordinates to ignore radar blips converging on the World Trade Center Towers and Pentagon. Please also recall back in 1967 how President Lyndon Johnson recalled fighters scrambled from a carrier to save the U.S.S. Liberty from a deliberate attack by Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats.
Involvement of high level Army and Marine Corps WMD specialists. Lt Keith Kosik, PAO for the Washington National Guard, and Randy Mitchell, PAO for U.S. Army North, told the Iconoclast that the exercise will involve actual members of the Washington National Guard 10th Civil Support Team, the 420th chemical battalion based in Yakima, WA, and an actual CCMRF consisting of about 1,220 to 1,550 individuals drawn from active and reserve units across the nation. They include a detachment of 125 U.S. Marines. The CCMRF members will probably play the exercise as if they are part of a full strength task force of 5,000 personnel.
For Day 6 of the exercise, planners currently visualize sending a detachment of about 125 Marines on a day trip from Ft. Lewis to Ferndale, WA and back.
The travel radius from Ft. Lewis to the Bellingham-Ferndale area may give us an important clue about how far from Ft. Lewis corrupt insiders might conduct a real strike within a concentric ring on a map. Ft. Lewis is roughly the same distance to Bellingham and Ferndale to the north as it is to Portland, Oregon to the south. (According to one web source, Ft. Lewis to Bellingham is 136 miles, whereas Ft Lewis to Portland is 130 miles).
Captain May and I believe that Portland has already been fully “prepped” for a possible false flag terror strike from the TOPOFF exercise in Oct 2007. We believe that once insiders have prepared areas by coopting and compromising local officials, they tend to opportunistically revisit the same sites over and over again like a thief going through certain neighborhoods checking for unlocked door knobs. (Captain May elaborates on this point further in "False Flag Prospects, 2008 —Top Three US Target Cities").
It is quite possible that the Seattle scenario is a red herring, and Portland remains the prime target for the Pacific Northwest.
Seamless integration of local first responders with Federal personnel. Chief Criminal Deputy Jeff Parks for the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office told the Iconoclast that “the point of the exercise is for Federal personnel to work shoulder to shoulder with local first responders.”
Normally, this would be a good thing for a major emergency, however, in the bizarro world of the corrupt Bush administration, this can become a negative. Integration can reduce local independence and the number of individuals willing to stand up and act as whistle-blowers towards federal abuse. Federal centralization also gives top insiders greater control over the flow of information and its interpretation. All of this becomes ominous as one contemplates scenarios involving militarization of local police, possible martial law lock-down throughout America, and mass confiscation of all privately owned firearms.
Surprise “Injects.” The PAO for Northcom told the Iconoclast that the exercise will be characterized by “robust play,” with “surprise injects” of unanticipated events where participants are “stretched to the limit” and have “everything thrown at them except the kitchen sink.”
Normally elements of uncertainty are a good thing, because it forces exercise participants to become more flexible, creative, and analytical in their thinking. However, “surprise injects” also create greater opportunities for insiders to take an exercise “live.” In the event of a tragic turn of events, such adjectives might then take on a macabre new meaning.
"The Timing of a Possible False Flag Attack During
NLE 2-08" by Captain Eric May
"MAYDAY ALERT! --Terror Drills Could Go Live"