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Too uncanny to be ignored, too critical not to be addressed, yet not always easy to prove, with many interwoven strands in the telling.

 Captain May has repeatedly pointed out in his talk show interviews that it is hard to accuse someone of crying wolf when you can prove that there really is a wolf lurking outside your door, and furthermore, you can show evidence of specific attempts by the wolf to maul or destroy you.  The following are some examples of “wolf signs”:
In regard to 9/11 as an inside job, Capt May wrote in his article False Flag Prospects 2008: 

…The owner of all three [World Trade Center] buildings was Larry Silverstein, who had recently doubled the insurance value of the Twin Towers . Amazingly, "Lucky Larry," later stated in a PBS interview that he and the New York Fire Department agreed to a controlled demolition of WTC 7. Since skyscrapers are not wired for demolition—unless someone intends to demolish them—Silverstein's statement is an admission that 9/11 was an inside job:




In regard to the martial law threat to the Constitution, Captain May commented in his 20071012 interview with Melinda Pillsbury-Foster:


Captain May: Ever since the PSYOP of the false flag attack on 9/11, the Bush administration has militarized North America with something called Northern Command, USNORTHCOM. Previous to that there was no military command in charge of the United States . The United States would not have tolerated this, the idea that you had a military command.  That is old Soviet Union stuff. You didn't have that. It also set up the Homeland Security Agency, which we affectionately call HomeSecA, as the GeStaPo [taken from Geheime Stats Polizei]. These two entities have been at the forefront of setting up catastrophic exercises across the nation. And these catastrophic exercises simulate events that, if they were to occur, would in all likelihood end our democracy. That view was put out by Tommy Franks, by the way, the former commander of forces in the Iraq invasion, who came back and [effectively] said, "If there were another 9/11, especially a nuclear 9/11, we would have martial law and end of Constitutional government, and everybody would just knuckle under and do what they were told to say to stay safe.”  So if one comes to a fundamental question: “Are these exercises being set up to present and react to these types of catastrophic events, or rather are these exercises simply the best possible way to set up these catastrophic events?”

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster: Yes, because that is exactly what has happened before.

In regard to insiders plotting to run false flag operations, The New Yorker writer Seymour Hersh described how Vice President Dick Cheney actively schemed to start a war with Iran in spring 2008:   ,


“A meeting took place in the Vice-President’s office. ‘The subject was how to create a casus belli between Tehran and Washington ,’” according to one of Hersh’s sources.’  Hersh stated, “There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up. Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can’t have Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of stuff we’re talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected.”

Regarding predictions made by Captain May, W. Leon Smith, editor of the Lone Star Iconoclast,  wrote in his 3 March 2008 editorial “Time to Investigate Houston is Now:”

For five years Captain Eric H. May, our military correspondent, has been warning the Houston area, dense with petrochemical targets, that it is the nation’s foremost terror target. In this issue of The Iconoclast he turns his attention to the curious campaign of an ultra-secretive naval intelligence officer, Commander Brian Klock, who is seeking the Republican nomination in Texas Congressional District 22, which is the heart of the terror targets zone that Captain May has long identified.
Captain May was the first military expert to analyze the Houston area as the target for "911-2B," the "next 9/11" that official sources and major media constantly remind us is going "to be."
Captain May has asserted that the real danger to the Houston area is not from a contrived terror threat called Al Qaeda, but from sources inside our own government. In his trenchant analyses over the past five years, he has anticipated the dismal course of the Iraqi war at a time when retired officers senior to him were boasting of a war that was already won, or soon to be won. He has been right on the biggest issues before, and in the face of the most highly touted experts.
In the two years that he has been a writer for The Iconoclast, this newspaper has been intimately aware of his analyses and predictions.
Two years ago he predicted to us a major petrochemical event in the Houston area for July 1, 2006. He was accurate to within one day, given the explosion of the Exxon Mobil refinery in the Houston suburb of Baytown , which drove oil to record prices.
In October 2007, The Iconoclast published his "The Texas Triangle: Terror and Treason," in which he detailed the process by which he issued a red alert to southeast Texas just hours before the Oct. 18 explosion of a Dow Chemical pipeline in Port Arthur, which had been hosting military/police exercises simulating just that scenario a few days earlier. The Iconoclast staff was directly involved in that emergency alert.
Captain May’s notes and articles, provided to The Iconoclast, back up his claims to have issued the information to the use of FBI and local media that brought about a terror alert to southeast Texas on March 24, 2004. His prediction day for a major petrochemical incident was March 31, and he was off by one day again. The BP refinery in Texas City exploded on March 30, resulting in record profits for big oil.
In early July 2005, he predicted a July 27 event, and was contacted by the FBI as the day approached. Yet again, he was accurate to within one day, as the BP refinery in Texas City exploded on July 28, yet again resulting in record profits for big oil.
In mid January of 2006, he predicted the attempt of a nuclear attack on Texas City on Jan. 31. On Feb. 1, area residents were highly alarmed to find a U.S. military nuclear team on the Galveston beaches just south of Texas City . Citizens went on record with their belief that Captain May’s alert had interdicted what was to be a false flag attack. Five news articles, three of them written before Jan. 31, offer invaluable insights on how and why he issued the alert, and what would have happened if he had not.
The rhymes are the "official" stories. The reasons lie in the profits garnered from a hidden agenda masked by a knowing and enabling force holding office..
The Iconoclast exhorts local and national political, military, and police leaders — if any with a conscience remain — to look into Captain May’s results in predicting petrochemical incidents in southeast Texas .
Their unwillingness to investigate so far does not argue that this highly trained military intelligence officer is a mere conspiracy theorist, but rather that there is an official conspiracy to attack petrochemical targets in southeast Texas to induce oil profits at will, and perhaps to inflict mass casualties on American citizens.

Former Naval intelligence officer Wayne Madsen, author of the Wayne Madsen Report ( has agreed with Captain May that Al Qaeda is an artificial entity.  On Nov 18, 2005 Madsen wrote: 


November 18, 2005 -- More on Al Qaeda -- the database. Shortly before his untimely death, former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons that "Al Qaeda" is not really a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers used by the CIA and Saudis to funnel guerrillas, arms, and money into Soviet-occupied Afghanistan . Courtesy of World Affairs, a journal based in New Delhi , WMR can bring you an important excerpt from an Apr.-Jun. 2004 article by Pierre-Henry Bunel, a former agent for French military intelligence…


…In the early 1980s the Islamic Bank for Development, which is located in Jeddah , Saudi Arabia , like the Permanent Secretariat of the Islamic Conference Organization, bought a new computerized system to cope with its accounting and communication requirements. At the time the system was more sophisticated than necessary for their actual needs.
It was decided to use a part of the system's memory to host the Islamic Conference's database. It was possible for the countries attending to access the database by telephone: an Intranet, in modern language. The governments of the member-countries as well as some of their embassies in the world were connected to that network….
….Al Qaida remained the data base of the Islamic Conference. Not all member countries of the Islamic Conference are 'rogue states' and many Islamic groups could pick up information from the databases. It was but natural for Osama Bin Laden  to be connected to this network. He is a member of an important family in the banking and business world….
….The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money….

Many talk show hosts have asked Captain May about the probability that his predictions have been correct due to chance alone.  May responded in his 23 Feb 2006 interview (4th hour) by talk show host Frank Whalen: 


“We took the average of one explosion per month in the Houston metro area of gasoline or oil pipeline. A major petrochemical explosion. One per month is probably way higher than the reality. The reality is probably one in every quarter. One every three months. If there is one explosion per month, the odds against having two predictions within one day, and one prediction spot on, is one in three thousand. If one a quarter, the odds are one in 81,000.”

Captain May’s mission of conscience has been a particularly lonely task. He wrote:


If these were normal times, an experienced military man like me, with national political and media contacts, would surely receive calls of inquiry from military or police investigators after stirring up such a hornet’s nest of controversy with such claims as I have made — and convinced a worldwide consortium of alternative media to publish.  The phone doesn’t ring, though, and the emails don’t come — all of which is most ominous.  The watchdogs who are supposed to guard our lives and liberties are asleep in these dog days of our democracy.  Meanwhile the [Bush cabal] world warriors who never wore the uniform of their country are searching for a pretext — convenient or contrived — to send it deeper into the quicksand.


Another major cause of frustration is the fact that May is trying to second-guess a very shadowy and clever opponent.  This has reminded me a little bit of the thrust-counterthrust plot structure of movies like The Enemy Below, where an American destroyer commander is trying to outguess a German U-boat commander who is maneuvering under water to sink his ship, or the movie The Day of the Jackal, where a French counterintelligence official tries to thwart a professional assassin approaching Paris to kill President Charles de Gualle, yet this official has only murky clues at best about the concept of operations, identity, capabilities, and movements of his adversary.   


Beyond predictions


Making successful predictions is simply the tip of the proverbial iceberg.  Far from being a purely intuitive process, good predictions typically result from painstaking research and analysis on many different levels.  The most shallow level involves interpreting breaking news, whereas the deepest levels involve building models of individual and group behavior based upon comprehensive studies of such factors as history, culture, economics, and objectives.
This book explains the methods used by Captain May to not only anticipate and thwart immediate threats, but to also interpret them relative to their broader social, political, and historical context. 
It is particularly necessary to provide broader background in this work, because we accuse both the government and national media of colluding in high level criminality and waging covert war on the American people.  For most people this does take some explaining.
One important reason for this additional explanation is that criminality rarely exists in a vacuum.   Let us consider for a moment an “ecological” model to try to understand this situation.   When predators get out of control, it typically means that counter-predators have become extremely weak. 
Therefore, in order to provide  truly satisfying answers to our readers, we must not provide satisfying evidence regarding the existence of criminal behavior, but also satisfactorily explain why the institutions in our society that are supposed to keep these things in check have been such failures.
To go this extra distance, we clearly must become very radical ―in the original meaning of the term. “Radical” comes from the Latin for “root,” meaning to get to the root of things.  If we fail to challenge you with radical ideas, we are not doing our job.
Needless to say, this work is a huge project.  As a journalistic approach, I start this book by introducing insights and ideas in roughly the same sequence that that Captain May awakened to them in a personal intellectual odyssey in search of truth. 
In many ways the personal side of this story has resonated with me every  bit as much as the political dimension.   Captain May has gone through an upward striving to overcome massive disinformation and “find the light.” 
One of my favorite “upward striving stories” is the article series “One Man’s Striving” by William Gayley Simpson, author of Which Way Western Man?  Simpson started out as a very liberal, evangelical Christian minister and later discovered a fundamentally more realistic view of the world more attuned to nature and natural law. 
Two of my other “martyrs for truth” heroes are Tom Paine and Thomas Jefferson, who repeatedly risked their lives and risked poverty on a life-long quest  to understand the world in a more scientific way.  They were leaders in the “Info War” of their era.
I have also had contact with a number of well-known genuine radicals whose lives have overlapped my own. For example, through a proxy reporter and interpreter, I once interviewed Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson, founder of the modern Asatru Movement in Iceland shortly before he passed away.  I also had numerous phone conversations with one of the most radical thinkers on the American right, the late Dr. William L. Pierce, in the late 1990’s when I worked as a stock broker and one of my clients worked as his assistant.   Last, but not least, I feel honored to have had contact with Willis Carto, Michael Collins Piper, John Tiffany, John de Nugent, and other iconoclastic journalists who write for The American Free Press and The Barnes Review.
I believe that Eric H. May is a classical, genuine radical in the authentic Western tradition.  He is right up there with all of the aforementioned individuals in terms of his ability to think outside the box. 
Like them, he is not perfect. He has made mistakes and made some detours into some blind alleys.  But ultimately I believe that his intentions have always been good and noble.  This has been an endearing quality that has caused me to want to work closely with him.
I have worked as a de facto Executive Officer for Captain May and his organization since summer 2007.  In commenting upon his work, I am also able to add some of my own independent analysis and experience towards the end of this book that I believe complement Captain May’s work.  I have not only had intelligence-related experience as a former Marine Major, but also broad business and media-related experience in many civilian roles that help the reader gain important insights into broader issues.
I believe that Captain May and his “Ghost Troop” of nearly 300 volunteer cyber activists will go down in history as one of the first activist groups to successfully use the Internet as a collective intelligence medium to not only predict, but to also interdict high level state-sponsored criminal activity. 
It is quite possible that the activities of this group alone played a decisive role in averting (or at least significantly delaying) black operations during the Bush administration designed to drag America into a war with Iran .  This in turn may have prevented reintroduction of a draft, imposition of a martial law clamp down, and perhaps even conflict escalation into World War III.
Terrible dangers still lay ahead of us.  However, the longer we can preserve a free Internet, the greater are the chances that we can muddle through and develop rational solutions while minimizing disasters.
Our fundamental problem is that our real enemy is both tangible and intangible.  It consists of not only identifiable special interest groups and their specific “black operations,” but also the effects of mass media brainwashing or “Info War” that has been applied for generations.   Therefore, I doubt that any single activist organization within a particular country alone can defeat our enemy, regardless of how monolithic it may become. However, many different groups, using many different approaches, can probably overwhelm it, particularly if they can learn through each other over the Internet.
This book explains how both black operations and the “Info War” are often closely integrated with each other, and how a specific threat, such as a predicted false flag attack may in fact be closely related to much deeper levels of social and political analysis.
This series also approaches the broader ideological dimensions of the Info War. For starters, the Bush Administration's "Global War on Terror" (GWOT) concept was always Orwellian and intellectually indefensible from the beginning. "Terrorism" is a particular approach to political warfare used by many different groups with many different ideologies under many different circumstances. GWOT makes no more sense than waging a "Global War on Maneuver Warfare" or "Global War on Guerilla Warfare" or whatever. Interestingly enough, the Obama administration decided to drop the phrase "war on terror" in June 2009.
We hope that the success demonstrated by Captain May will inspire others to form their own activist groups, profit from our experience, and develop even better approaches in support of our cause in defense of constitutional government and human liberty.    


William B. Fox




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