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July 2, 2008

Ms. Kelly Love
District Director
U.S. Congressman Brian Baird
Third District, Washington

Dear Ms. Love:

It was a pleasure to introduce myself to you during Congressman Baird’s town hall meeting in South Bend, Washington on Tuesday. As discussed, I have worked as a special correspondent for Mr. W. Leon Smith, publisher of the Lone Star Iconoclast based in Crawford, Texas. He has called for a Congressional investigation into evidence of attempts by Bush Administration operatives to generate insider oil futures profits off petrochemical explosions as well as to create a pretext to drag America into a potentially disastrous and unnecessary war against Iran. Please see Mr. Smith’s editorial "Time to Investigate Houston Is Now." 1 or my article about Capt. Eric May "Captain Courageous and the Shockingly Awful Quicksand War" 2 Please also see the general background page 3 on the works of Capt May that I have created.
I urge Congressman Baird to immediately initiate the Congressional investigation requested by Mr. Smith. The sooner the better, especially since our star witness and analyst, Capt Eric H. May, is suffering from the latter phases of the always fatal Lou Gehrig’s disease. He has lost use of his limbs, and already struggles to get enough oxygen with each breath. Time is obviously running out to bring this man with encyclopedic knowledge and brilliant intellect to Washington, D.C. to testify in person.
Also, any form of publicity and investigation will help to deter further criminal behavior by the Bush administration. Numerous event indicators suggest that Bush is still vigorously in the game of trying to find a false pretext to attack Iran. As one example of an urgent indicator, former Navy intelligence officer and National Security Agency specialist Wayne Madsen published on June 16, 2008 “Another 9-11 Waiting to Happen4 in which he said that Houston law enforcement officials believe their city is being set up for a summer false flag terror attack. In my 7 May 2008 interview 5 on the Dynamic Duo Show I comment upon the extremely suspicious shooting death of CIA operative Roland Carnaby by two Houston policemen. In subsequent reports at, Wayne Madsen has amassed considerable evidence that Carnaby was trying to foil a false flag event. In his July 1, 2008 update, Wayne Madsen reports:

Whatever it was that retired CIA Houston station chief Roland "Tony" Carnaby was working on in Houston, something that earned Carnaby a mid-morning assassination by two Houston police officers, or two individuals disguised as Houston police officers -- the facts will never be known now that it has been revealed that the police car close-in videotapes of the arrest scene and the transcripts of land line and cell phone communications of the police have been destroyed in violation of a federal judge's evidence preservation order --certain parties are determined to bury the story.

A major cover-up of the Carnaby "hit" and the circumstances surrounding it and a possible terror attack on Houston's port and ship channel is now underway. The cover-up involves at a minimum the Houston Police Department, the Harris County District Attorney's office, the office of Houston mayor Bill White, Houston area broadcast and print media, the FBI, CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and now, possibly, telecommunications carriers in Houston. The intentions and activities of Israel's Mossad also continue to be an overriding area of concern.

Therefore, a Congressional investigation should necessarily include the Carnaby affair as well as other topics covered by myself and co-authors Capt Eric H. May, Dr. James H. Fetzer, SFC Donald Buswell. They are all inter-related.
We believe that all major military exercises have the potential to be high jacked. Therefore, as two recent historical examples, the Radiation Dispersal Device scenario for Portland, Oregon for Operation TOPOFF in mid-October of last year, as well as the chemical WMD scenario for Seattle, Washington in May of this year, all had to be taken very seriously as potential false flag events. In addition, the recent Marine Corps urban warfare training in Indianapolis had the potential to convert into a much broader martial law clamp-down scenario.
Below this introductory letter I have reproduced several email alerts that I have already coauthored and distributed with Captain Eric May, Dr. James H. Fetzer (founder of Scholars for 911 Truth), and SFC Donald Buswell. They explain the specific nature of the aforementioned threats. As noted below, within a week of publication, our “Mayday Alert!” was posted at around 4,500 sites according to Google, and 22,000 sites according to Yahoo. This was over twice the distribution success compared to the August 2007 Kennebunkport Warning at which has now become famous within alternative media and 9-11 Truth Movement circles.
Two members of Congress who should be particularly interested in supporting Congressman Baird in forming an investigation are Texas Congressman Ron Paul and Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio.
In regard to Congressman Ron Paul, Capt May’s article “Texas Terror, Code Blue!6 explains our frustrated efforts to get through to Congressman Paul, whose district involves potential terror targets. We strongly need your assistance here.
In regard to Congressman Peter DeFazio, please note in the article “Mayday Alert!” reproduced below, “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.’"
During the Town Hall meeting yesterday, I stood up and tried to explain why Congressman Baird should NOT trust CENTCOM commander General David Petraeus to put the Constitution and American national interests first by trying to prevent an attack on Iran under false pretenses. Please see the article by Capt Eric May “A General Debate on Iraq: Odom vs. Petraeus7. Former Central Command commander Admiral William “Fox” Fallon has denounced Gen Petraeus as a man of bad character. In addition, Captain May discusses why many people strongly suspect that Gen Petraeus covered up an assassination of West Point ethics professor Colonel Ted Westhusing who tried to serve as a whistle blower in Iraq.
I also explained why Congressman Baird should not trust reports that Iran is supplying weapons to Iraqi insurgents. See “Where Are Those Iranian Weapons in Iraq?8 by Gareth Porter. The claims by Bush “intelligence sources” that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction before the March 2003 invasion all proved to be lies. The same pattern of deception seems to be repeating itself in regard to Iran.
All of this reinforces why any Congressional investigation that shines light on any aspect of Bush Administration criminality is both highly timely and desirable. Such efforts might not only help deter an unwise attack on Iran, but also a chain of unintended consequences that could bring on World War III.
We greatly appreciate any prompt action you can take regarding this request. I am blind-copying to this email to a variety of fellow citizens, to include members of media who should share our concerns. I encourage them to pass on this email and make their own personal requests for Congressional action.
Lastly, I must emphasize that while I am normally highly supportive of a strong national defense and strongly support all honest military and police exercises, I also urge all military and police personnel to be alert to criminal subversion. This includes violations of the Constitution initiated top-down by corrupt insiders.

Best regards,

William B. Fox
Special Correspondent, The Lone Star Iconoclast
Publisher, America First Books,
PO Box 8
South Bend, WA 98586
Phone: 360-875-0197


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[Sent June 8, 2008]

-- Attention FBI --
-- Attention Houston, Chicago, and Portland, OR police --
-- Attention Federal and State representatives --
-- Attention general public –

Dear Sirs:
It is my grim public duty to send out this alert just like I have issued alerts in the past regarding military exercises involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) with the potential to be taken live as false flag operations in the Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and Houston areas. The alert below, already posted at numerous web sites, will be published in print form soon by The Lone Star Iconoclast. As usual, we hope that the process of raising general public awareness (for example through individuals blind copied to this email) will help to prevent a martial law lock down of America from occurring in the first place. We hope that everyone copied to this email will assist us in passing the word to elected government officials, members of media, business leaders, law enforcement personnel, and other influential fellow citizens.
Also, please feel free to reply to this email or contact me by phone at 360-875-0197. For those interested in interim updates, they can find them in the Capt Eric H. May archive or my own author archive at There, they can also find additional background on both of us as well as links to works pertaining to Dr. James Fetzer and SFC Donald Buswell who also co-authored this alert.
Best regards,
William B. Fox
PO Box 8
South Bend, WA 98586

Marine Corps
Martial Law?

An Indy Alert Update

MAJ William B. Fox
CPT Eric H. May
Dr. James H. Fetzer
SFC Donald Buswell

June 7, 2008

TV News reporter: “The Marine Corps is aiming for realistic training to bring the sights and sounds of war to Indianapolis …”
6 News Anchor: “Hopefully the people will not be alarmed by what they see.”
Daily Newscaster, June 3rd, “Marines to Begin Martial Law Training in Indianapolis 1

Maj. William Fox

The Bush administration and its neo-con hardliners are cleverly preparing the U.S. military and the American people for martial law. Shortly after 9/11, they created a nationwide U.S. military Northern Command and a nationwide police force, Homeland Security. They wanted to protect us against more terror attacks, they said. Since then, USNORTHCOM and HomeSec have been running increasingly intrusive martial law-style terror drills. They aim to set up a war-ready police state, one in which there will be no questions about past failures and crimes.
In her article “Fascist America, In 10 Easy Steps,” 2 Naomi Wolf describes how the Bush administration is taking all ten steps. She explains that in 2006 the Thai military sent troops into residential areas as part of its coup de etat. She might have pointed out that aspiring dictator Augusto Pinochet of Chile sent troops through residential neighborhoods on “exercises” before his 1973 coup de etat to condition Chileans for martial law.
America’s Founders opposed foreign entanglements because they knew that the same Leviathan military machine that could crush foreigners abroad could also oppress citizens at home. After the neo-cons orchestrated the American invasion of Iraq, they encouraged Israeli “Gaza-style” tactics against Iraqis, as well as torture.

Capt. Eric H. May

A year ago the Bush administration created NSPD-51, which effects martial law in the event of an emergency. Under the provisions of NSPD-51, the Bush administration itself will be able to decide just what constitutes such an emergency. They have steadfastly refused to explain the particulars of the directive to Congressional leaders, including Bernie Thompson, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. On July 20th an apprehensive Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio confided to journalists: "Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right."
A week ago we co-authored the “Indy Alert3 about the June 4-19 terror drills that have brought 2,300 Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) from Camp Lejuene, NC to the Indianapolis area. For the next two weeks fully armed, battle-dressed Marines will conduct urban warfare against hypothetical terrorist cells in local communities. Recent and current events have raised fears both in and out of Indianapolis that the terror drills presage martial law.

Dr. James Fetzer

In April 2008 a law enforcement official described joint Federal and state “Operation Sudden Impact” as “martial law training.” 4
In mid-May a FEMA concentration camp drill went “live” in Waterloo, Iowa, resulting in the largest mass arrest in Iowa history. “Secretive FEMA Camp Drill Running in Iowa5
On Tuesday The Lone Star Iconoclast posted “Explosive Expose US/BP Terror Drill,” which detailed SWAT-style terror drills at the refinery, and efforts of local officials to hide them from the public. The Police News, a Texas law enforcement journal, republished the article.6
On Thursday the Washington Post article “D.C. Police to Check Drivers In Violence-Plagued Trinidad7 reported that police are setting up a military check point system inside the nation’s capitol. Arthur Spitzer, legal director for the ACLU’s Washington office, said: "My reaction is, welcome to Baghdad, D.C …I mean, this is craziness. In this country, you don't have to show identification or explain to the police why you want to travel down a public street."
The FBI set up the Indianapolis terror drills, according to 26th MEU Public Affairs Officer 1LT Timothy Patrick. Major T.A. Smith, Chief Deputy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, told us that the Department of Homeland Security was also involved in planning the drills. We contacted Special Agent Robert Myrick, the FBI’s lead agent for the exercise, who refused to answer questions. He referred us to Wendy Osborn of FBI Public Affairs, who referred us back to the 26th MEU.

SFC Don Buswell

According to Lt. Patrick, until June 19th Marines will be identifying, targeting, and executing raids on designated “terrorist cells” in abandoned houses and industrial buildings. Each raid will involve between a squad and a platoon of Marines, and will be preceded by the arrival of a public affairs detachment urging civilians not to be alarmed. Most raids will be at night, and will not be announced until shortly before they take place. Local police and other first responders will handle traffic, answer complaints, and evacuate possible casualties.
The 26th MEU has a new Military Operations Urban Terrain (MOUT), or urban combat training village, at Camp Lejeune. Much closer to Camp Lejeune than Indiana, the FBI has its own extensive “Hogan’s Alley” urban combat training center in Quantico, Virginia. When asked about the need to go all the way to Indiana to train in civilian communities, Lt. Patrick responded that all this would help take Marines “out of their comfort zone” and go beyond “muscle memory.”
Neither the Marines nor Indiana police had been briefed on the significance of the Posse Comitatus Act, which establishes the separation of military and police functions. None of them believed that they were part of an emerging police state or a future state of martial law. Former Marines and police tend to be more aware about the post-9/11 state of affairs. Many of them state their concerns at
True supporters of the Marine Corps should oppose the neo-con attempt to turn it into a Nazi Waffen S.S. or Soviet NKVD by letting it loose inside our civilian communities. The ultimate mission of the Marine Corps is to protect and defend the Constitution, not to practice waging war against America.

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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.

For further reading:

Dr. James H. Fetzer, “9/11 and the Neo-Con Agenda

Dr. Fetzer is the founder of 9-11 Scholars for Truth. Please visit his web site at

Captain Eric H. May, “`Amerika Uber Alles’—Our Nazi Nation.”

Footnote URLs:



-- May 1 Update --


Disturbing nationwide terror drills began today, and will continue until May 8. They involve simulated terrorism and catastrophe, then end in a rehearsal of martial law. Last weekend, we co-authored "MAYDAY ALERT! -- Terror Drills Could Go Live!" so that the American people would be aware of the danger inherent in such terror drills. Bush administration officials could use them to set up actual terror events and bring about actual martial law.
Bush administration war preparations have increased since the weekend. It has sharply escalated its war rhetoric against Iran, and has maneuvered another aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, into the Persian Gulf. Pentagon sources report that they are preparing to attack Iran, if ordered. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that a Navy/Air Force attack on Iran is quite possible.
We believe that any attack against Iran will be preceded by a "false flag" attack against a US military or civilian target. Afterwards, Iran or an Iran-linked group will be blamed in order to enrage the American people. We do not assert that it is certain to occur in the next week, but neither can we deny that it is possible, especially in light of the situation we have described.


Thanks to your efforts, the Mayday Alert has now been posted at around 4,500 sites according to Google, and 22,000 sites according to Yahoo. We hope that a couple of new resources will be helpful for further distribution and discussion:
The Lone Star Iconoclast published the Mayday Alert Monday to a national and international readership that includes a considerable number of Washington, DC insiders:
YouTube has a posted couple of versions of the Mayday Alert. One of them has music and a scrolling text: In the other, the alert is read aloud with background music:
Again, thank you for your patriotic and creative efforts to distribute the Mayday Alert to the American people. We believe, as did our nation's founders, that an informed nation is free, and an ignorant nation is enslaved.

Yours in duty,

Dr. James H. Fetzer -- Founder, Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Major William B. Fox -- Publisher, America First Books
Captain Eric H. May -- Correspondent, The Lone Star Iconoclast
Sergeant First Class Donald Buswell (USA, Ret.) -- "The 9/11 NCO"

The original alert read:


—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.

Strategic Signals

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."
The article is a must-read introduction for anyone wanting to understand the origins and aims of the "global war on terror."

Domestic Discord

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," 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 writer Steve Watson: "Three States Subjected to Martial Law Sweeps"

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.

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."

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.


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; also, link to transcript
2nd Segment, 52:51, 6.2 MB
Download Here; also, link to transcript


Supplement to:
--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
Special Correspondent
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.


Link to: "The Timing of a Possible False Flag Attack During
  NLE 2-08" by Captain Eric May
Return to: "MAYDAY ALERT! --Terror Drills Could Go Live"


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William B. Fox is a former Marine Corps officer with experience in logistics, public affairs, and military intelligence. He is an honors graduate of the Harvard Business School and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Southern California. He is also publisher of America First Books at


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