Above: Photo at Globalsecurity.org of the Al-Askari Mosque for the article Samarra'. Below: Photo from Wikipedia article "2006 al-Askari Mosque bombing" with caption: "The Golden Mosque in Samarra, Iraq, days after anti-Iraqi forces bombed the national landmark. The U.S. has offered to help the locals rebuild the mosque, but the Samarra government wants to accomplish it on their own."
Golden Mosque Bombing
and Saving the Sears Tower Once Again
published June 2009
Last updated 19 Feb 2011
On Feb 22, 2006,
a huge explosion rocked the al-Askari Golden Mosque in
. It was hard to imagine any act more perfectly calculated to inflame
Shiite anger against Sunni Moslems and precipitate a civil war, especially
since Shi’a Moslems across
hold this mosque to be one of their four most holy shrines. Furthermore, it is
located within a majority Sunni city.
The article “U.S. Official: Samarra
Attack May Have Been an Inside Job”stated: “Attackers dressed as Iraqi police commandos
bombed and heavily damaged the shrine, collapsing the top half of the dome.”
To Captain May,
this bombing had suspicious similarities to the 2004
bombings. Everything about it was both just
too convenient and too timely for Zionist neo-con interests.
In the article “Former CIA Analyst:
Western Intelligence May Be Behind Mosque Bombing; US
in most danger ever, from its own government,” former CIA analyst Ray
McGovern expressed a similar viewpoint to Alex Jones:
"The main question is Qui
Bono? Who benefits from this kind of thing? You don't have to be very
conspiratorial or even paranoid to suggest that there are a whole bunch of
likely suspects out there and not only the Sunnis. You know, the British officers were
arrested, dressed up in Arab garb, riding around in a car,
so this stuff goes on."
There could also
be a potential “
connection.” Just as the
seemed to be “echoed” by ensuing attempts on
the Golden Mosque bombing raised the danger of a follow-on covert attack within
Bush appeared to be thwarted again with a
attempt on Jan 31, 2006. As we discussed in Chapter 11, the “plan B”
target seemed to be
There seemed to be at least two strong
incentives for American and Israeli leaders to stir up ethnic strife with a
false flag bombing.
The first incentive was to continue a
longstanding de facto policy of reductionism,
whereby Iraqi society was continually degraded to prevent it from ever becoming
a threat to
. Many actions by occupation authorities
suggested to Iraqis that this was the real underlying policy, despite lofty
rhetoric about “nation building.” Examples of possible “reductionist” policies
included the failure to conduct a serious infrastructure repair program, the
cavalier use of depleted uranium, and the use of “
” and “Gaza”-style occupation tactics that involve the use of
torture, targeted assassinations, and mass punishment directed at innocent
civilians. George Bush’s talk about
“democracy” became the butt of bitter jokes throughout
Another important incentive involved
’s pressure on
and reduce it as well. A major
problem with this objective is the fact that American supply lines ran 500
miles through desert from
. In the event of war with
, a general uprising by Shiites south of
, combined with assistance from
, could cut
these supply lines. Hence, Americans
might benefit if a Sunni-Shiite civil war bled Shiite militias, and an Iraqi
government emerged whose forces could assist Americans in suppressing Shiite
forces in the south.
Golden Mosque explosion and other provocations, there still seemed to be reasonable
chances for peaceful coexistence. This is not to say that there were not
pre-existing stresses between the two groups. Saddam Hussein, who was Sunni, executed the father of Shia leader
Muqtada al-Sadr and slaughtered thousands of Shia in the uprising following the
1991 Persian Gulf War. The Sunni
minority had ruled
under Hussein, and did not want to give up its hegemony to the Shiite
majority. However, the dispatches of certain independent
journalists such as Jahr Jamail gave the impression that American media
overplayed the Sunni vs. Shiite conflict within the early years of the
occupation. In many segments of Iraqi
society, Sunnis and Shia had intermarried and learned to accommodate each
other, much like Catholics and Protestants in many European countries.
It is interesting how even the Nov
2008 Wikipedia entry for Golden Mosque bombing presents two very different
views about the real culprits:
“The attack on the mosque, one of the holiest sites in Shi'a Islam,
is believed to have been caused by Al-Qaeda
in Iraq. Although no injuries occurred in the blasts, the mosque was
severely damaged.” The attack destroyed its Golden Dome.
“Shi'ites protested following the
bombing at Al Askari Shrine. As a result of the bombing, a great amount of
violence broke out throughout
The Sunni Clerical Association of Muslim Scholars has
said that, as of February 23, 2006, 168 Mosques had been attacked. They also stated that ten imams had been murdered
and fifteen others kidnapped since the attack on the
al-Sadr condemned the
attack and called for calm. Having called to stop mutual attacks, Sadr ordered
members of his militia to protect Sunni mosques in majority Shia areas in
for Iraqi unity and warned against "a plan by the occupation to spark
a sectarian war". He called on Sunni groups such as the Association of Muslim Scholars to
form a joint panel and ordered his militia to defend Shiite holy sites across
We can gain some important
additional perspectives on the likely false flag aspect of this bombing by
looking at news reports about mosque-related bombings both before and after this
Two years earlier on Jan 9, 2004 the Fox News article “Bomb Attack on a
Shiite Mosque in Iraq” reported a bomb that went off in a street which
did relatively little damage to a different mosque in a different city, namely the Sadiq Mohammed mosque in Baqouba, a
religiously mixed city 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. A quote from a local resident was telling: "This
attack aims at igniting sectarian disputes," said Salah Hassan in Baqouba.
"This is a Jewish-American scheme to harm the Muslims praying in the
mosques. It is impossible that a Muslim would do this."
Now flash forward to a year and a few months
after the first al-Askari Golden Mosque bombing. On June 13, 2007 at around 9 a.m.,
the Shiite shrine in
got hit yet again, taking out the two remaining minarets.
According to the Alex Jones Report, CNN
initially reported this second bombing as an inside job, and then later
retracted this assertion. The Jones
Report also described how both the Establishment and Muqtada Al Sadr continued
to offer the public the same conflicting interpretation of events.
Please recollect that many credible
sources strongly suspect that agents of Saddam Hussein, a Sunni, assassinated Muqtada
Al Sadr’s father. According to “Saddam’s agent’s murdered
cleric” by Alexander Cockburn, when Saddam conducted a purge in 1991, about a 100 Shia clerics disappeared
without a trace. Al Qaeda leader Osama
Bin Laden was a Sunni. During the 2006
civil war in Baghdad Sunnis and Shiites killed each other. One can easily imagine from this information
that Muqtada al-Sadr might feel a strong personal temptation to exploit
ambiguous events to demonize Sunnis. Instead,
he never shifted on where he laid the blame for the bombings:
attack may have been inside job
Downplays Second-False Flag Bombing of Golden Mosque in Follow-up Story-- the
Update Obscures the Previous 'Inside Job' Report by Replacing the Link &
Killing the Story
Thursday June 14, 2007
COMMENT: Now CNN has
changed the damning 'inside job' headline (see SCREEN SHOT)
to a more disguised story that downplays significance. CNN replaced the link
and effectively killed the story that this is the 2nd FALSE-FLAG bombing of the
Golden mosque (see Feb 2006)--
most holy places. Both were believed to have been carried out in part by Iraqi
forces and directed by Western intelligence. Such self-inflicted violence is
only used as a tool to enrage the opposition and further perpetuate the
War. Of course, it just came out that the U.S. is arming Sunni
insurgents 'to fight al-Qaeda'-- further evidence that the
West seeks to extend the war. Naturally, the bombing has already led to
retaliation-- a desired and planned response.
Iraq -- Authorities have evidence that Wednesday's bombing of Al-Askariya
Mosque in Samarra was an inside job, and 15 members of the Iraqi security forces
have been arrested, a U.S. military official said.
The attack Wednesday destroyed two
towers, referred to as minarets, at the revered Shiite shrine, police said. It
was a repeat of the 2006 bombing that sparked
's current wave of deadly sectarian
There was no immediate word on
casualties in the city north of
military official, Maj. Gen.
Benjamin Mixon, told CNN's Karl Penhaul that he believes members of the Iraqi
security forces who were guarding the site either assisted or directly took
part in helping al Qaeda insurgents place and detonate explosives at the
"He told me there was no
evidence at all that this was an attack using mortars or anything of the like
and said, in his words, that this was an inside job," Penhaul told CNN's
Mixon said an additional Iraqi army
brigade will be sent to
So far, there have been no reports of sectarian clashes in the city.
Within hours of the attacks, Iraqi state
television announced that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki had imposed a curfew
until further notice.
military official in northern
told The Associated Press that
appeared calm by Wednesday afternoon.
The explosions rocked the town and
blew billowing dust clouds into the air, store owner Imad Nagi told the AP.
"After the dust settled, I
couldn't see the minarets anymore," Nagi told the AP. "So I closed
the shop quickly and went home."
The blast followed clashes between
gunmen and Iraqi National Police, who were guarding the holy site. During the
firefight, the insurgents entered the mosque, also known as the Golden Dome,
planted explosives around the minarets and detonated them.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman
Mohammad Ali Hosseini called the bombing a "criminal and anti-Islamic
action," characterizing it as the "continuation of spiteful attacks
of enemies of Iraqi national unity," according to
's Islamic Republic News
Hosseini also referred to the
"negligence of occupiers to guarantee security in holy sites."
, which borders
, is predominantly Shiite.
Around 60 percent of Iraqis are Shiite as well.
Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada
al-Sadr called for three days of mourning to mark the destruction of the
minarets, according to a statement.
"Let the next three days be
mourning days, where we spread the black banners and a call to prayer and
shouting God is great in our mosques, whether they are Sunnis or Shiites, and
to organize peaceful demonstrations and sit-ins in order for everyone to
witness that the only enemy of Iraq is the occupation and therefore everyone
must demand its departure or a timetable of its occupation."
The anti-American cleric also said
no rival Sunni Arab could have been responsible for the bombing, calling the
development a "cursed American-Israeli scenario that aims to spread the
turmoil and plant the hatred among the Muslim brethren."
in the country issued a joint condemnation saying that this "brutal action
on one of
shrines is a deliberate attempt by al Qaeda to sow dissent and inflame
sectarian strife among the people of
"It is an act of desperation by
an increasingly beleaguered enemy seeking to obstruct the peaceful, political
and economic development of a democratic
," said Ambassador Ryan C.
Crocker and Gen. David Petraeus in a statement.
"We share in the outrage of the
Iraqi people against this crime, and we call on all Iraqis to reject this call
to violence. We cannot allow these terrorists to work against the interests of
the Iraqi people who are seeking peace and prosperity for all…"
If we can assume
that the 2006 Gold Mosque was an inside job, it is interesting to see where
this intrigue has left
interests three y ears later. As the
saying goes, sometimes cunning outwits itself –particularly low cunning.
The March 6, 2009 article “U.S.
Military Dominance in Mideast Proven A Costly Myth” by Gareth Porter explains
how this intrigue backfired in terms of fulfilling the Zionist neo-con
objective to consolidate
as an American power base.
2003, however, events in the region have dealt a series of blows to the
assumption that the
military presence in general and ground forces in particular confer real power
in the region. The first blow was the
failure to subdue the Sunni insurgency in
. By mid-2005,
were admitting publicly that the
military occupation was
generating more resistance than it was eliminating.
The next blow was the Sunni-Shi'a
civil war in
in 2006, which
troops were unable to prevent or stop, even after the Bush "surge" of
additional troops. The "cleansing" of Sunni neighborhoods in
by Shi'a militias
with the tacit support of the government ended only after a large swath of
Sunni neighborhoods in the capital had been taken over. That fact contradicts
the later boast by Gen. Ray Odierno, the top
"coalition forces" had "broken the cycle of sectarian violence
The decision by Sunni insurgents to
cooperate with the
military in 2006 and 2007 was not the result of
military prowess but of their defeat at the hands of Shi'a militias and the
realization that the Sunnis could not oppose three enemies (the
the Shi'a militias and al Qaeda) simultaneously.
It also enabled the Shi'a government
of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, which had close ties to
, to consolidate its power and to achieve a
crucial degree of independence from the
The George W. Bush administration
military command continued to assume that it would be able to keep its Iraqi
bases indefinitely. In mid-2007, Defense Secretary Robert Gates invoked the
Korean model – a decades-long garrisoning of tens of thousands of
troops – as the plan for
But in July 2008, the al-Maliki
government began demanding that all
troops leave the country by
the end of 2010. After initially refusing to believe that the troop withdrawal
demand was serious, the Bush administration was forced eventually to agree to
troops by the end of 2011.
In his 3 July 2008
(2nd hr) interview with Dr. Kevin Barrett; Captain May described the
terror code significance of the first February 22, 2006 attack.
Capt May: Let's take the seminal event in
the civil war, which was the bombing of
Dr. Kevin Barrett: OK.
Capt May: The mosque of the golden
Dr. Barrett: Right.
Capt May: Want to guess the day?
February 22nd. You give me the numbers.
Dr. Barrett: Well, that sounds like
a 2 and a twice 11.
Capt May. No, 222. Yes, the Golden
Mosque bombing was on 222. February 22nd.
Dr. Barrett: And indeed there was
evidence that was an inside job.
Capt May: The major media reported
the death count from the Golden Mosque bombing. Do you know what it was?
Dr. Barrett: No.
Capt May: 111.
Dr. Barrett: Yes, I know you have
mentioned that there seems to be some kind of Kabbalistic or numerological
manipulation of body counts and statistics.
Capt May: Sure. Take
happened on 3-11.
The body count was 199. Which is 311-- is of course the square root of 9-11 [if
the square roots of 9, 1, and 1 are done individually]. There were 911 days
between 9-11 and 3-11
Dr. Barrett: When you pointed that
out to me, and pointed out that was exactly the same day that Larry Silverstein
bought the Sears Tower, that is when I said "You know, Captain May may be
on to something here."
Let us now turn our attention to
In his 29 April 2004 interview with Daniel
Ott of The Edge Radio, based in
May explained how he came to issue a red alert on the
for the upcoming
May 2-4 time frame:
Daniel Ott: It is good to have you
back, Captain, and we talked earlier this week about some amazing events in the
Chicago land, and let us get right into it. What is going on?
Capt May: OK, well, to bring you up to date, the last time you
had me on was March 4th, about six weeks, seven weeks ago. At the time we were
on, you remember we had come off the Texas City mission and we had predicted a
Jan 31st attempt to nuke Texas City to start World War III to start an attack
on Iran, and the day after we predicted that there would be a nuke on Texas
City, mysteriously, the "day after" nuclear forces from the
Department of Defense show up there as a Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil
Support Team. Unexpected, thin pretext, its in mainstream media. In alternative
media it made a big stir. Well, we have been working on the
inquest since then. We had a
inquest on the
nuclear 9-11. It has since we talked shown up on all the search engines --they
don't want us to look at it-- or through my site that you linked. We have
confirmed, we had a thought the last time I talked to you that they are going
to switch to a secondary city if they couldn't hit
. And I recall telling you I did
not know what it was, but everyone should be worried.
Capt May: …On March 16th, a story was published via Frank Main in the Chicago Sun-Times indicating basically that Al
Qaeda-like folks were casing the World Trade Centers and I think the Boeing
factory. Do you remember that story?
Capt May: Well three days later I began to write on the idea
was going to be the backup, the
secondary target behind
To bring you immediately up to date I published an article on that out of
at the end of March called the Sears
Tower 666 Scenario, predicting that the
will be the target, and the 6th of June will be the date. We since found out in the last week and confirmed via National Guard and
Chicago police sources that there are hush-hush exercises simulating a Weapons
of Mass Destruction attacks on Chicago May 2nd to May 5th; excuse me, May 2nd
to May 4th, that is Tuesday through Thursday of next week. Given the condition
of the politics in
and the geo-strategic situation that we follow, being military experts, we
think that right now the prospects of a Bush false flag attack on
high. We have issued a red alert. That red alert has been picked up by dozens
of Internet and international publications and right now it is getting talked up
extensively. But of course having a chance to talk to you in
, where after all I did my public
affairs training with the U.S. Army back at Ft. Ben Harrison, you guys are like
my Mid-West Beacon of Truth.
The same web page referenced above where
Dr. Toben published Capt. May’s 30 March 2009 “Sears Tower 666 Scenario” contains an email to “GT Mik” that describes why Captain May suspected two
potential dates at this time. The 6 June
2006 date coincided with the 6-6-6 numerology derived from Larry Silverstein’s adopted
zip code 60606 for the
. The16 April 2006 date fell on Easter Sunday
and contained some other numerological coincidences identified by other
In his email to “GT Mik” Captain May
also described how national media accented the
in its discussion of both the
as potential terror targets.
Tower & Sears
The only other specific target that comes to mind is the former
, the second of the two towers
blown up in the movie Independence Day. You'll remember this as
the building Bush incorrectly referred to as the "
on Feb. 9, 2006.
After Ghost Troop stopped Bush from
on Jan. 31, was the Bush mention of the Library Target a designation of it as the secondary target. At the time I thought it more likely a
reactivation of another "tower scenario," but I don't
know. What I do know is that clearly the target of all targets
that they've done the best has been the
as the official lie has held well, given the media
reinforcement. It's not a stretch to think that they'd switch to a tower
if they can't hit
(which "Texas George" was supposed to deliver but couldn't).
By the way, both the Library Tower
and the Sears Tower are targets mentioned by the Al-CIA-Duh government
and the Al-Judah media in one official report, release or leak after
another, all embedded as if it were true by the embedded media. The
traitor media has to set it all up, that's their job. They're a key
partner in the collective treason that Ghost Troop calls infowar.
Without them creating and shoring up lies, the public would know the
truth, and would overthrow the treason that we're going to be mass-murdered
into starting World War Three.
They even went so far as to publish
another set of articles warming up the whole scenario Sears Tower secondary
target scenario on 3/30/2004 -- the day we know that Ghost Troop caused the
local Houston Media and Police Posse to shut down the attempt to nuke Texas
City then, in connection with the big British Petroleum explosion of that
day. You see, the media had switched to publishing the material that
very day to rationalize the setting up of the
-- another strong argument that
has been the secondary target, after the
20 April 2006,
area activist Gary
Franchi published “THREE Stage Terror Drill to
: May 2-4” This had precisely the hard military
exercise information Captain May was looking for. From here forward everything fell into place
very quickly for Captain May in selecting dates for his Red Alert:
that "drills" were taking place the morning of 9/11 and 7/7 there is
always the remote possibility that this is cover for another "inside
job". We pray to God that it is not.
4-20-06 One of our Loyal Lone Lanterns has just
informed us that the National Guard will be doing a training assignment in
. This field
exercise will be to simulate a chemical attack, whereby the National Guard will
coordinate with local police, fire depts, and hospitals. One of the hospitals
participating will be Rush.
1) Exercise starts as a response to a pandemic spreading throughout
. It could be
anything from a terrorist attack to bird flu. Nobody knows.
2) As the different groups are responding to this pandemic, there is a dirty
bomb attack which releases a chemical agent.
3) If all of that is not enough, the dirty bomb collapses a building.
We do not have an exact location where this is happening, the National Guard
doesn’t even know. It is supposed to simulate a real life situation so, nobody
knows until it starts.
It will be May 2-4.
Considering that "drills" were taking place the morning of 9/11 and
7/7 there is always the remote possibility that this is cover for another
"inside job". We pray to God that it is not.
alert that Tuesday, May 2nd, Wednesday, May 3rd, and Thursday, May 4th.
21 April 2006 the Chicago Tribune published the article "Giuliani's
Chicago Bet Paying Off," by Becky Yerak which described how
had set up a major business headquarters on the 53rd floor of the
Sears Tower in 2004:
is Rudolph Giuliani's kind of town, at least when it comes to investment
former New York City mayor and potential 2008 presidential candidate
formed Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC in December 2004 with a 39-employee
headquarters in Chicago and offices in five other U.S. cities.
it opened, the Chicago office has grown to 44 workers, including
seven partners, and is "looking to add a couple of partners
over the next several months," said Mick Solimene, a Giuliani
Capital managing director in Chicago. "We're looking to expand
in all of our offices and are looking to add both managing directors
and professionals at all levels."
firm, which provides restructuring, merger-and-acquisition and capital
markets advisory services, also has offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles,
New York and Troy, Mich. It recently sold its four-person San Francisco
office to Imperial Capital LLC.
is also its biggest office. It has worked on deals involving such
companies as Minneapolis-based Musicland Holding Corp., which in
January filed for bankruptcy and recently announced plans to close
340 stores, and Refco Inc., the Chicago-based brokerage that filed
for bankruptcy late last year. Giuliani represents creditors of
stops into the firm's 20,000-square-foot Chicago office on the 53rd
floor of the Sears Tower whenever he's in the city, which is "a
few times a year," Solimene said.
the former mayor is no figurehead.
involved in our business," Solimene said, declining to elaborate.
is not many individuals who can come out of a career focused on law
and politics like Rudy Giuliani who can then quickly shift gears towards
competently running a firm that spans America with expertise in "restructuring,
merger-and-acquisition and capital markets advisory services."
Clearly this man is well connected in more ways than meet the eye,
some of which appear downright sinister. Please recollect in Chapter
7 how Rudy Giuliani qualified for question number 19 in "21
Reasons to Question the Official Story about 9/11"
by Dr. David Ray Griffin.
(19) Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Peter Jennings
of ABC News that day: "we set up headquarters at 75 Barclay
Street . . . , and we were operating out of there when we were told
that the World Trade Center was gonna collapse. And it [the South
Tower ] did collapse before we could actually get out of the building."
However, there was no objective basis for expecting the towers to
collapse; even the 9/11 Commission admitted that none of the fire
chiefs expected them to come down. The FDNY oral histories show
that the information that they were going to collapse came from
the Office of Emergency Management---Giuliani's own office. How
could Giuliani's people have known that the towers were going to
come down, unless they knew that the buildings had been laced with
explosives? (NPH 40)
April 26, 2006, Capt. May called Illinois National Guard Public Affairs
Officer Col. Tim Franklin and Chicago Police Public Information Officer
Laura Kubiak. Both confirmed the existence of terror exercises rehearsing
the demolition of Sears Tower
May issued RED
ALERT: "CHICAGO 911" CONFIRMED, which was quickly posted
ALERT: "CHICAGO 911" CONFIRMED (May 2-4, Terror Exercises)
By Capt. Eric H. May, MI/PAO, Ghost Troop Commander
I will answer email queries to the information below, and will provide
documentation and links. This email/article is now part of official recording
the Texas City Nuclear Inquest at
Colonel Tim Franklin, PAO, Illinois National Guard
Captain Lisa Kopczynski, PAO,
Indiana National Guard Officer Kubiak,
Chicago Police Public Information Officer
In the last 24 hours, the police and military officers in above have confirmed
the following exercise scenario, about to be conducted in Chicago:
Homeland Security is the "main proponent" (the command) for an
exercise May 2-4, 2006, rehearsing a response to a WMD attack and building
collapse in Downtown Chicago. State of
civil assets, National Guard assets,
area police assets and hospital assets will collectively be working under
This is an uncomfortable confirmation of the alarming email/article I received,
and promised to forward to you:
Webster Tarpley was also taking about this on crisis radio yesterday it is in
the archives of www.rbnlive.com
The next day,
April 27th, the
governor’s office issued
a press release confirming the just-exposed exercises, revealing that the
exercises, involving up to 2,000 participants, had been in the works –
unannounced – for seven months.
I have reproduced the lengthy press
release below for several reasons. First, it documents the extensive scale and magnitude of the
exercise. This makes it that much more
incredible that there was no public press release until less than a week before
the exercise. Secondly, it references
the TOPOFF series of exercises, which we will discuss once again as an ominous
portent in Chapter 26. Among other
things, these exercises federalize and centralize
under the likes of VP Dick
Cheney and Michael Chertoff. Also, the
alert promotes biological warfare themes that we addressed in Chapter 16, and
reinforces a point I made about the Katrina fiasco in chapter 15 that natural
disaster and biological warfare exercises have a strong operational overlap for
federal centralization purposes with terrorist attack exercises. Lastly, shortly after I authored an article
with Captain May for The Lone Star
Iconoclast dated December 23, 2008 titled “Chicago Cops Dodge Blagojevich/Sears Tower Investigation” that linked to
this alert on the Illinois government server, it apparently got scrubbed. I subsequently uploaded my own copy of this
article to the Internet on own server. I later noticed in March 2009
that the original article had been reinstated on the
government server –and that former
governor Rod Blagojevic himself had been replaced, allegedly because of his
involvement in the “pay to play” Obama senate seat replacement scandal.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2006
Gov. Blagojevich announces large-scale exercise
to test state’s ability to handle highly contagious communicable disease and
Governor signs law to ensure life-saving medications are distributed quickly
during public health emergencies;
is first state to test lessons learned from TOPOFF exercise
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rod
R. Blagojevich today said a three-day exercise next week will test the state’s
ability to respond to an influenza pandemic and terrorist attack involving
weapons of mass destruction (please note: this is an exercise only, designed
to improve emergency planning and preparedness). Last September, the
Governor called for a major test of the state’s preparedness following
Hurricane Katrina, when emergency response in the
was overwhelmed by the nation’s largest natural disaster in history. Also
today, the Governor signed Senate Bill 2921, legislation that will
ensure that life-saving medications can be quickly dispensed during a health
crisis, such as a pandemic flu outbreak, by allowing local emergency officials
to enlist large numbers of health care volunteers to assist with distribution.
“Emergency management means
planning for worst. It means practicing our reactions to different
potential disasters, testing our systems, and then using what we learn to
improve our planning,” Gov. Blagojevich said. “Three years ago we participated
in the TOPOFF 2 federal exercise, and that was very helpful. We’re now
the first state to follow up on the lessons learned from a TOPOFF exercise with
an ambitious full-scale exercise like the one we’re conducting next week.”
The exercise will focus on key
emergency responder coordination, critical decisions and the integration of
state and local assets during a public health emergency and simultaneous
terrorist incident. It will also validate preparedness efforts that
occurred following the state’s participation in the May 2003 national Top
Officials 2 (TOPOFF 2) exercise. There have been three national TOPOFF
exercises, which are designed to train top officials and first responders from
the federal, state and local levels. TOPOFF exercises also aim to develop
a coordinated national and international response to weapons of mass
destruction terrorist attacks.
“For more than seven months, we’ve
worked closely with the U.S Department of Homeland Security to develop a
challenging scenario that will test our capabilities,” said Col. Jill
Morgenthaler, the governor’s deputy chief of staff for public safety.
“While we expect this exercise will demonstrate that our training, planning and
equipment have prepared us to respond to large-scale disasters, we also expect
that we will uncover areas that need to be addressed. We believe it’s
much better to identify these issues during an exercise situation so that we
can fix them, rather than discovering them during a real crisis when people’s
lives may be at stake.”
Morgenthaler noted that originally
the state intended to test plans for mass evacuation during the May exercise,
but decided to delay that objective until a late summer exercise when real-life
concerns arose about pandemic flu. “Right now there are many concerns
throughout the world about a possible pandemic, and we felt it was critical
that we test our ability to handle a situation that could cause millions in
seriously ill or die.” Another exercise is being planned for August.
’ exercise will begin Tuesday
afternoon and conclude Thursday afternoon. Between 1,500 and 2,000 people
are participating in the exercise, including the State Weapons of Mass
Destruction team, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS), the Illinois Law
Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS), the city of Chicago and Cook county, the
Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT), the Civil Support Team, the
American Red Cross and several Citizen Emergency Response Teams.
State agencies involved in the
exercise include the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Illinois
departments of Transportation, Corrections, Public Health, Agriculture, Central
Management Services, and Natural Resources, Illinois State Police, Illinois
National Guard, Illinois Commerce Commission, State Fire Marshal, Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency, and the Secretary of State Police.
Representatives from these departments and the American Red Cross will
coordinate response efforts through the State Emergency Operations Center
The SEOC will coordinate with the city of
on response to the health crisis
portion of the exercise, which will be centered in that region.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is
assisting in the development and evaluation of the exercise and providing
approximately $750,000 to fund the exercise.
Many public health experts consider
influenza pandemics to be inevitable, although it is not possible to predict
when one will next occur. Three influenza pandemics occurred in the 20th Century, in 1918, 1957 and 1968. In 1918, an estimated 40 to 50 million
people died worldwide, 500,000 of them in the
. The Illinois
Department of Public Health (IDPH) estimates that in
alone, over the course of 12 weeks,
two million people may become ill and 8,700 people may die.
If such a pandemic were to occur,
SB 2921, signed today by the Governor, enables cities or counties with
emergency response plans approved by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency
(IEMA) to enlist volunteer health care professionals to help distribute
medications if the Governor has declared a disaster. Licensing provisions
for out-of-state health care workers can be suspended and the scope of practice
for workers from
can be modified to allow volunteers to dispense needed medication during the
crisis. The change will now allow communities to more efficiently handle
health care crises on a local level in coordination with IEMA and the Illinois
Department of Public Health.
SB 2921 was sponsored by Sen.
Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago), Sen. Pamela J. Altoff (
and Rep. Arthur L. Turner (D-Chicago), and is effective immediately.
"A public health disaster
could happen at any moment," said Sen. Hunter. "In preparation
for any possible disaster event, this bill will enable the State to deploy
health professionals who are accredited by the Illinois Emergency Management
Agency to help if needed in case of a disaster and be assured that their
assistance is authorized by law."
“This legislation brings authority
back to the local level, giving local health departments and emergency
management agencies the ability to recruit and acquire volunteers and workers
when a crisis does occur,” said Sen. Althoff. “I want to commend Sen. Hunter
for bringing this important issue to our attention, and working with us to
craft a quality piece of legislation that enables first responders to provide
the highest quality emergency care quickly to those in need.”
“This legislation gives communities
one more tool to use during a health emergency,” said Rep. Turner. “While we
pray that we never have to experience a national disaster, we must still be
prepared to deal with a crisis.”
“This new law will enhance the
City's ability to marshal critical health care volunteer response to regional
or local problems in Illinois by relaxing statutory restrictions that limit
flexibility to distribute medications on a large scale in a public health
disaster,” said Andrew Velasqueaz III, Executive Director of Chicago’s Office
of Emergency Management and Communications. “This new law is good public
policy for the City, the State and the region.”
In another move to expedite the state’s response to potential health risks,
Gov. Blagojevich announced earlier this week that an Illinois Department of
Agriculture lab in
is the first lab in the state to receive certification to perform vital testing
for avian influenza. This lab will enable the state to significantly cut
down the time it takes to determine whether a suspected case of bird flu may be
to quickly activate the response.
Shortly afterward receiving this
alert, May wrote Blagojevich directly. He copied contacts in the Defense and State Departments,
stating his conviction that there was a treasonous plot afoot.
May, Ghost Troop Commander to
Blagojevich, State of
Blagojevich (c/o IL PAO Col. Tim Franklin):
I'm copying my best friend,
Ambassador Chase Untermeyer (Qatar) in the CC's, along with the primary
police/military contacts I made when I sent out my April 26 RED ALERT to the
Chicago area. As you know, in that alert I warned that the exercises of
May 2-4, 2006, were most suspicious to me, an expert in military exercise
scenarios and practices. As I have been in touch with the Illinois
National Guard PAO and Chicago Police PIO, I suspect that by now you've become
familiar with my background in WMD, MI and PAO areas, and that for this reason
you issued a press release on April 27, 2006 (the day after my alert), to
reassure the public.
We of Ghost Troop have spent the
weekend networking your region, and now have a substantial grass-roots
coalition of interested parties, all of whom want Ghost Troop and me to
continue to lead the way in double-checking the motives of the powers that
be. We hope you will appreciate our efforts, as you certainly don't want
your state to be attacked by a Bush Administration that is now falling from
power precipitously, and badly wants salvation -- from another "Al Qaida"
attack, this time in
We have worked extensively with the
prospects of a "Nuclear 911," like the one that your state is
practicing for, and we believe that it is the greatest aspiration -- and only
chance -- left for the Bush Administration to retain the illegal dictatorship
it established following its 911 mass murder of 3,000 Americans. We
correctly predicted and intervened in attempts to set up
(via British Petroleum's refinery system there) for Nuclear 911's on 3/30/04,
7/28/05 and 1/31/06. We note that there is extensive research by
patriots about a possible 4/19/04 attempt to hit
-- backed up by
clearly contrived "official" stories setting up the "Al
Qaida" story. That 4/19/04 attempt came 20 days after the first
attempt to hit
and means that in 2004 you were the secondary target for the Nuclear 911.
Given that we have effectively deterred the Bush Administration from hitting
on 1/31/06, we're not surprised that they are setting your state up now; you're
still the secondary target.
I have instituted the Chicago 911
Inquest to officially examine the attempted high treason of mass murder planned
against your state. In the event that I am disabled, incarcerated or
assassinated during my conduct of this investigation, I request that all my
loyal brother and sister officers of the constitution -- police and military --
continue the vital work, and add the value of a loyal captain's life to the
punishment to be meted out one day against the guilty.
On Saturday night I made a regional
broadcast in the
via Daniel Ott's
radio program. It has been cyber-archived at http://www.theedgeam.com/, and lasts an hour.
I strongly recommend that you and your staff listen to that interview…
days of silence from the governor’s office, May began to give interviews,
expressing his doubts about Blagojevich and Daley. The
mayor was curiously absent from the city at the time on a first-ever visit to
in the company of Israeli intelligence.
Edge," hosted by radio journalist Daniel Ott, spread
word about the suspicious exercises widely throughout the
. (The 29 April show transcript is available online).
During this show, Capt. May
discussed how within recent weeks there was an uncanny confluence of national
media stories and numerological indicators pointing towards an upcoming false
Capt May: They are playing for keeps. So all I can say is that right
now Bush's ratings --and let me give you the next --this is important:
cascading indicators. Cascading indicators. What we want is
indicators. Anytime you see Bin Laden show up, we can always accept that if Bin
Laden shows up on TV at night and says, "I am happy because I am going to
nuke you" that is probably a strong indication that they are setting us up
to be nuked.
Ott: Sure, yes.
Capt May: If it either happens with Bin Laden or Zarqawi and
Zawahiri all in a week, that is like all three stooges in one scene. The are
really trying to sell us, bonk us over the head with their Al Qaeda idea when
they pull out all three of their bogey-men.
Capt May: Well, Bin Laden came out Sunday, let's see, Bin
Laden came out Sunday, what, gosh I am starting to get them mixed up. Zawahiri
came out Tuesday? I think, and Zarqawi came out this morning. And of course
after Bin Laden comes out we have Mossad waste somebody in the Egyptian hotel
district, and blame it on who? Al Qaeda. So what we have got is four Al Qaeda
indicators right there, all of them threats or violence. And that is not me
speculating, man, that is the media feed. Cool?
Capt May: Let's go on. They brought out the movie Flight
93. What was that, Wednesday? Tuesday?
Ott: This week, you bet.
Capt May: So all of a sudden we have got
--it is a crap movie, I have seen
so many reviews that say basically it is propaganda filler. But the deal is,
they put this propaganda filler at this point in time because it can give them
a certain amount of "OOOMPF!" Larry Silverstein consecrated the
once again. You heard of this
once again, the
Ott: Yes. The
Capt May: Man, that should send shivers down everyone's back,
especially because George Bush on February 9th --remember I said we shall not
let them blow up Texas City and start World War on January 31st-- February 9th,
ten days later, George Bush is in L.A. saying, "Yes, we stopped Al Qaeda
from hitting the Liberty Tower in 2002. Remember that statement?"
Capt May: The one thing is that it was the
is what they were talking about.
is the second tower blown up in Independence Day. Why did he say
I can think of a few reasons. First, because George Bush in his mind links the
erection of the
with the next
attack. The last time they were talking about putting up the
was right before July of 2005 when they tried to hit
. The time before that was July of
2004 back in -- Why is it that they keep restarting the
every year? And the answer is, because it is a beacon, a symbol, a signal, an
Illuminatist rallying point. It is a cabalistic device. They are sending
signals when they say that. So Larry Silverstein is saying --that is, what, two
or three days ago he came out with that? That is an important cult focus for
them. Remember, there is nothing more important than the cause-building of
in one way of looking at it, and that is the way they look at it. So these are
cascading indicators. A lot of Al Qaeda stuff, bombing in
--naturally they call it Al Qaeda-- the
coming up, another one is the
numeric signals in the last couple of days. Bush went to
again, remember that? Two days
Capt May: Well, that was the eleventh time he went, the media
made sure to report in the first paragraph. And he went to which ward? The
Ott: (Laughter). Yes.
Capt May: 11-9, first paragraph.
Ott: Well, they could be coincidence.
Capt May: Oddly enough, the same day Chertoff, that devil, is
rehearsing mass arrests with Homeland Security. You know they hold one exercise
after another to see if they can arrest a thousand, two thousand, three
thousand people at a time? This time they went after, coincidentally, nine thousand people. Just --let us see if you can get this: out of nine thousand
people, what number do you think comes to the front of how many people among
them are violent offenders?
Ott: Six hundred sixty--?
Capt May: Eleven hundred. This is on the same day they sent
this out. In other words, these are numeric indicators. Where they are signing
--it is like gang signs, man. People say, oh no, this couldn't be. But if you
think about it, man, anybody who reads graffiti on buildings, and sees kids in
an urban or gang environment is accustomed --you turn on hip hop TV or watch
the movies and watch the videos, you see people gang fighting all the time. All
I am saying is that they are doing their little signals, man, and their little
psychological operation to get us to think it is time for us to be hit.
Capt May: So what do we have to do? We have to pull together?
Like flight 93. And we have to stand up for what?
, Larry Silverstein is putting up.
Here is a great American, Larry Silverstein. He happened to own the
went it went down, and doggone it wouldn't you
know he was in on the real estate deal that bought the
and it goes down too? They put up the
so that we will know that Larry loves us. You see what I am saying?
Ott: Yes. Captain May, listen--
Capt May: The collective force of indicators, and that is what
we call in Ghost Troop cascading indicators --
Capt. May discovered an important numerological indicator that May 3rd was the most likely false flag attack date: It was the 33rd anniversary of the completion of the Sears
Tower, and of course “33” is the supreme Masonic/Illuminatist number.
In his 17 July 2006, hr 1
interview with Frank Whalen, May described more ominous media indicators for
the May 2-4 time frame:
May: …You remember May Day when they had the
million man Mexican march in
Capt May: Well,
happened to be the city in the entire nation all of us were looking at on May
1st. Which gave them the chance to put all their friendly media in
and then the
secret exercises were supposed to start on May 2nd. In other words, they
pre-positioned their media forces so that they could get their story right the
day before they were setting it up to blow it down. Do you know where Mayor
Daley was while they were simulating these exercises involving the destruction
of his downtown area with the demolition of this building?
Capt May: He happened to be in
for the first time in his
career with Israeli defense forces. Now that is coincidental.
Whalen: That is interesting.
Capt May: All of this would have come down had it not been for
the fact that we got tipped off to it a week in advance and I being a former public affairs officer with the Army called up
Illinois and Indiana national guard public affairs officers, and Chicago police
public information officers and basically tricked them into confirming the
exercises for me. We published an international article on April 26th
and then for the first time, April 27th, Governor Blagojevich of
a press release saying, "Oh yes, not to scare you, please don't think
anything is wrong, but we are going to have exercises simulating a WMD attack
and a knock-down of a building.” It is our opinion that had we not gotten that
would have been the next 9-11. It is a secondary target to
, and before anyone says, "God, that is crazy," yes, it is so
crazy that the FBI set up the same scenario out of
what, three weeks ago? With the
Whalen: That's right.
Capt May: Seven black guys twenty years old who are somehow
going to knock down the biggest building in
? Man, how would we go about
doing it? I mean, really? I am former military. How on earth are seven guys
going to figure out a way --seven guys who are out of work living in a shack in
what, a bunker in
How are they going to figure out a way to bring this down? And then we find out
the FBI brought them cameras for surveillance? The FBI lead them to make a
statement of support for Bin Laden? In other words, man, they were patsies
being set up so the
scenario is still on, as far as I am concerned.
Sunday, 25 June 2006 lndependent/UK article by Rupert Cornwell “Tall Stories: The Plot to Topple Chicago's
Sears Tower Was Not All That It Seemed: The plan uncovered by the FBI last week
proved little more than wishful thinking” described what happened to the Miami Seven:
The alarming news flashed across
's TV screens on Thursday evening: government
agents had thwarted an al-Qa'ida plot, using home-grown American terrorists, to
blow up the
in a ghastly repeat of 9/11.
A combo of photos released by the US Department of Justice shows the seven
men arrested in
and charged with
allegedly planning attacks on the
and other government buildings. Top
L-R: Burson Augustin, Rotschild Augustine and Naudimar Herrera. Bottom L-R:
Narseal Batiste, Lyglenson Lemorin and Patrick Abraham. Far R:
When the dust had settled barely 24 hours
later, a rather more modest version of events had emerged. The seven young
black men arrested at a warehouse in
had never been in
touch with al-Qa'ida, and had no explosives. Their "plan" to destroy
America's tallest building was little more than wishful thinking, expressed by
one of them to an FBI informant purporting to be a member of Osama bin Laden's
Even the FBI admitted as much. John
Pistole, the bureau's deputy director, described the plan on Friday as
"aspirational rather than operational" and admitted that none of the
citizens and two Haitian immigrants) had ever featured on a terrorist watch
In essence, the entire case rests
upon conversations between Narseal Baptiste, the apparent ringleader of the
group, with the informant, who was posing as a member of al-Qa'ida but in fact
belonged to the South Florida Terrorist Task Force.
At a meeting "on or about 16
December" according to the indictment made public as the men made their
first court appearance in Miami, Mr Baptiste asked his contact to supply
equipment including uniforms, machine guns, explosives, cars and $50,000 in
cash for an "Islamic Army" that would carry out a mission "just
as good or greater than 9/11".
In fact, the conspiracy seems to
have extended little further than those words. By last month, it had all but
fizzled out, amid squabbling among Mr Baptiste's followers. Even their religious
leanings are in dispute. Neighbors say they were part of a group, called Seas
of David, that mixes Christian and Islamic elements.
That did not deter the
Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, from
summoning a press conference in which he denounced an attempt to "wage war
But the threat, even he admitted, was not immediate - and those who posed it
were in fact merely a few semi-unemployed men, most of them petty criminals,
from Liberty City, a poor black neighbourhood close to the center of Miami.
Even if the “Miami Seven” did not pose a
serious threat, in a back-handed manner the FBI validated the
as a prime terror target. Similarly, we
discussed in Chapter 11 how the 19 April 2004, WorldNetDaily article “Dirty
bomb plot on
”describes a similar backhanded validation by British intelligence regarding a
potential false flag operation against the same tower two years earlier
Despite the 11th hour
nature of his red alert, Captain May received validation for his efforts as a
cyber activist. He wrote on 17 July 2006 in his article “9/11, 3/11, 7/11
Our "Sears Tower 666" prediction was the
furthest off-base we had ever been, although it was still largely accurate. In
late April, 2006,we detected, confirmed and exposed "Chicago 911"
exercises aiming to simulate a major attack and building collapse in downtown
Chicago during May 2-4, 2006 exercises (from which Chicago Mayor Daley was
conveniently absent to visit Israel). The results of this Ghost Troop save were
so widely publicized that the Irish 911 Truth Movement picked began to research
and post our results — and nowadays we have a more intense readership in
Ireland even than in the USA: http://www.911truth.ie/ghosttroop.html
Canada has its own version of the FBI, and like Australia and the UK, its own script to play in the "Global War On Terror." Before closing out this chapter, I need to mention what Wikipedia calls the "2006 Toronto terrorism case," whose Feb 2010 article begins as follows:
The 2006 Toronto terrorism case refers to a series of counter-terrorism raids in the Greater Toronto Area that resulted in the June 2, 2006, arrest of 18 people (dubbed the "Toronto 18") alleged to be members of an Islamic terrorist cell plotting a series of attacks against targets in Ontario, Canada.
They were accused of planning to detonate truck bombs, to open fire in a crowded area, and to storm the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, the Canadian Parliament building, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and the Parliamentary Buildings' Peace Tower, to take hostages and to behead the Prime Minister and other leaders.
One man has been convicted, four more have pleaded guilty, and the group's leader has been sentenced to life in prison. Six more are awaiting trial. Seven had the charges against them withdrawn or suspended, but the media are not allowed to report why.
The article "RCMP mole in Toronto 18 case says he felt ‘bad’ in terror sting" 2 Feb, 2009, The Canadian Press, suggests that this conspiracy received some nudging along by informers just like the Chicago Seven.
BRAMPTON, Ont. — An RCMP informant who helped thwart a domestic terrorist plot said Monday that he feels guilty about the role he played in recruiting four youths to the group. [Ed. Note: Which engaged in horrific acts, including camping and playing paintball and talking smack around the fire.]
Mubin Shaikh told a Brampton, Ont., court he knew the teens would get caught up in the terrorism investigation as a result.
Mr. Shaikh conceded that he was instrumental in bringing in one of the teens, who was found guilty last fall of terrorism-related offences as part of the so-called Toronto 18.
The defence is seeking to stay the proceedings against the youth on the grounds that he was entrapped by the police agent.
The article "Alleged Toronto terror plot included two police agents" by David Adelaide, 19 October 2006, World Socialist Web Site, suggests that the conspiracy received more than just a little bit of nudging by Canadian covert operations professionals. I am hardly surprised.
According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Fifth Estate and the Globe & Mail, the “Toronto terror cell” arrested in June for allegedly plotting massive acts of terrorism against Canadian targets included not just one, but two Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) moles. This second Muslim man in the pay of Canada’s security forces is said to have been involved in the accused terrorists’ alleged efforts to construct powerful explosives...
...With last week’s news that a second mole was at the heart of the “bomb-making” part of the plot, the question is raised anew of the extent to which the alleged Toronto terror plot was—if not a complete fabrication of the security and intelligence apparatus—at the very least carried out with significant encouragement and “facilitation” from them.
2010-01-20 "Toronto bomb plot: 'Toronto 18' case: Key events in the case, CBC News
2009-02-28 New book details Mossad false flag assassination attempt on Canadian passports. Although this Prisonplanet.com blog entry discusses the article by Mitch Potter, Toronto Star, about the book "Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas" by Paul McGeough, where "Israeli spies masquerading as Canadian tourists all but ignited a Mideast war in 1997," this blog entry also has a long list of interesting article titles about covert operations, which I have reproduced in small print below to save space. It provides a lot of good leads for research purposes.
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