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SFC Buswell in Iraq


Chapter 20

SFC Buswell, the Exxon-Mobil
Explosion, COINTELPRO, and Military
“Freedom of Speech” in the Info War



One of Ghost Troop’s strongest assets has been its ability to attract volunteer helpers who suddenly appear out of nowhere to provide important information or expertise at critical moments.  
On one level, they have worked as a “collective intelligence medium,” on Internet discussion boards.  Captain May and his assistant Patti Woodard have set up Internet discussion boards for such areas as Chicago, Texas, Portland, and Phoenix.  Many participants have provided important leads and insights regarding upcoming military exercises that could be used for false flag attacks, as well as other important potential threats to the general public welfare.  Most discussion board participants make their contributions on a part time basis, and are known to others only by their pseudonyms.
In the real world, while this is generally positive, it is also true that these discussion groups are occasionally disrupted and misinformed by subversives, a topic we will return to later.   One of the purposes of the disrupters is to increase the difficulty of getting accurate information and analysis, and to increase the social costs for individuals to become open activists.
On a second level, a few individuals have worked full time as activists and even braved all the risks of going public.  Sergeant First Class (SFC) Donald Buswell is one example of an insider who unexpectedly came forward, first as a “secret sharer,” and then later as a public activist.  He was a Security Manager for the intelligence department U.S. Army North, or G2 USARNORTH.
As a senior NCO in the intelligence field, Buswell had access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI) –the highest security level -- prior to tipping off Captain May about a bomb threat.  Prior to all of this, his only connection to Ghost Troop involved what he stumbled upon in the Internet.  Buswell contacted Captain May first, rather than the other way around.


Buswell receiving a purple heart medal


Based upon his own personal study, SFC Buswell awakened to the reality that 9-11 was an inside job.  He experienced his own crisis of conscience about the need to share this information and take action. 
It is very nice to be reassured that insiders like this exist inside military intelligence, the FBI, CIA, and Department of Homeland Security.  It gives us great encouragement that our moral force will win out some day.
Towards the end of this chapter, I will explain how Buswell ended up getting relieved as intelligence NCO and become a public activist.   This outcome, incidentally, is not necessarily one that either Captain May or myself encourage for people in sensitive government jobs. 
Quite often it is much wiser for insiders to continue to work within the system as best they can.  While on the inside, they have the advantage of a steady paycheck. They can also serve as valuable listening posts while other activists such as Captain May and myself slug it out as proxies on the outside.   In addition, if we were to encourage everyone who agrees with us to give up their government jobs, then we would effectively abandon all government agencies to the enemy.
Furthermore, we do not want to encourage military personnel to imperil their careers without reasonable justification for other important reasons.  First, we do not want to give the impression that all government is bad, and that all people in government are evil.  Secondly, there is no need to open ourselves up to charges of sedition.
The relief of SFC Buswell raises important issues about freedom of speech and the “right to know” within the U.S. military, and also in regard to prudent ways for one to go about expressing ones conscience and oath to protect the Constitution while holding a sensitive job.



SFC during convoy break in Iraq

These issues are very relevant to American civilians, since Americans are being increasingly threatened with martial law, as I will discuss later in such chapters as 31 and 33.  If or when John Q. Public gets threatened with being deported to a FEMA camp, his  ability to reach local military commanders with alternative viewpoints can become a matter of life and death.
These issues are also very relevant to Ghost Troop’s mission of deterring false flag exercises.  In order to make potential false flag conspirators back off from carrying out treasonous schemes, they have to believe that civilian activists have the ability to expose their criminality before military personnel, who might in turn revolt against illegal orders.
Captain May has often quipped in his interviews that the foundational document of America is not its Constitution, but the revolt against tyrannical government contained in the Declaration of Independence.  It could happen again on a broad social level if flag operators over reach themselves.
Before exploring these issues in greater depth, let us first review Ghost Troop activities from May to July 2006, and the specific sequence of events up that led up to SFC Buswell losing his job and becoming a public activist.
The May 13, 2008 Lone Star Iconoclast article “Free At Last—Army Intelligence Analyst Buswell `The 9/11 NCO,' Speaks Out” by Stephen C. Webster describes Buswell’s background.
Donald Buswell, served in Persian Gulf War I in 1990, starting out in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and then later working his way up within the intelligence field NCO ranks.   
Buswell recounted in his Iconoclast interview how his military command in Korea seemed to be unusually prepared in advance for 9-11 on the day it happened, and how he subsequently awakened to the reality of 9-11 as an inside job:

Buswell:  "On Sept. 11, 2001, I was in Korea . At around 4:30 in the afternoon Korea time, I noticed there was a slight commotion at the main gates. They had barricades in the corners of the parking lots. Looked like they were getting ready for an exercise. I didn’t think much of it. I was just, ‘Oh, okay, moving barricades in, they’ll check IDs a bit more vigorously, whatever.’
"Well, we all know what happened that night. About 10:30 p.m. Korea time, I turn on the TV and boom ... A friend of mine, a German girl, came down and we were watching TV. We just couldn’t believe what we were seeing. It was the business channel, and they had video of New York , with one of the towers burning. We were like, ‘What are we looking at? Is this a movie?’
"We watched it and slowly began to realize that it was genuine. And when we saw the other plane hit, I said that it was deliberate. Completely intentional. She was shocked, and I immediately called up work and asked, ‘Do I need to come in?’ But I was told no, just come in in the morning.
"When I came back, on the morning of the 12th, the barricades were in place to secure traffic. The roads were backed up for miles and miles. I walked there, so it was no problem. But that’s when it started ... Months and months – years and years – of just thinking about it, studying it. I kept asking myself, who benefited? Who benefited immediately? Who benefited long term?
"When the stuff about [WTC complex owner] Larry Silverstein came up, when he said on TV to ‘pull’ WTC 7, then seeing building seven falling in on itself with no apparent motivation to fall down ... You know, I used to be an EOD [Explosive Ordinance Disposal] in the Army, so I know a bit about how explosives blow up – you know, fast burn explosives, slow burn explosives, I know what the yields are, went through the Army’s training on it – and that building was demolished. It was intentional, the middle caved in first, then the whole thing fell in on itself.
"And with the twin towers, well, when I first saw it on TV, live of course, and again and again on video over the years, I at first resisted my instinct that there were bombs in the buildings. I was like, ‘That’s too much for me to handle. I don’t want to believe that, because it would mean that possibly people in my government did that, or high up corporations, or organized criminals, or ... Someone on the inside.’
"And if they did put the bombs in the buildings and they were razed from inside, then what about the passenger manifests from those four planes? And what about the video tapes? And what about the perfect passport of Mohammed Atta flying out of the burning building and landing in the rubble? That’s just unbelievable ... Doesn’t make sense. But this information is coming from my government, so it has to have been spun.
"Professionally, at work, I remember bringing this up four or five times to different Army units. In Korea , I worked in the Information Operations (IO) cell at 8th US Army in Seoul . I brought it up to my boss, said it was kinda fishy, and he gave me the north-south nod, kinda like, ‘Yeah, it is crazy, but be careful what you say.’
"When I was at Ft. Hood , I told my boss there, ‘This just doesn’t add up.’ He goes, ‘Yeah, well, you have some good points, but you’re buying into conspiracy theories, and I just don’t believe it.’ And I’ve found that a lot of people in the military intelligence community have ignored their thoughts; they’re putting aside their own ability to think rationally, and they’re doing what they are told. Their bosses, and their bosses’ bosses, are not thinking on their own, and following a very narrow road with no deviating. They are telling them what to look for in the professional actions we Intelligence Analysts use, the tools we use; Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR) are sets of priorities. Local commands determine where and what tools to use to solve these questions.
"Me...I was all over the place all the time. I was always bumping into the walls, asking ‘Why can’t we explore over here? Why can’t we follow this lead?’ Eventually I started saying to people, ‘Look, 9/11 is the main thing. We’re going to war over this stuff, and it needs to be reexamined."

Buswell later recounted to this author that from his background in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) field, there were many other glaring anomalies behind the official government story to 9-11 that he could not ignore.
Buswell believes that mini-nukes were probably implanted inside the buildings to account for the extreme pulverization of most of the building material.  The TNT normally used inside controlled demolitions tends to leave chunks rather than powder.  A conventional explosive like TNT would have also left at least 30 stories of rubble from each of the 110 story towers, and not the mere few stories of debris actually found inside the building footprints.  In addition, TNT could not account for the molten pools of metal left in the underground stories of the World Trade Center towers that remained super hot for days.  The heat may have come from a controlled demolition explosive such as thermate, which burns extremely hot to cut vertical steel support beams.  However, it may have also come from mini-nukes as well. 
Please refer to chapter 7 where I discuss the case for mini-nukes in greater detail.      When the Madrid bombing took place, Buswell saw another anomaly.  He later wrote Capt May on 13 May 2006:


When 911 happened I was in Korea, I knew it had to be an inside job then, when Madrid happened (as I told you earlier in emails) I was in Iraq and gave the daily Intel Brief leading off with "current events" and Madrid/911 correlation was my lead-off, I indicated to my group that Madrid was exactly 911 days after 911!  You could hear a pin drop.


In the May 2007 Iconoclast interview, Buswell recounted how he initially made contact with Captain May:



BUSWELL: "The Fall of 2005, I was in 3rd Signal Brigade at Ft. Hood . I was running the INTEL shop for the entire brigade. I was looking on, and I read this article Alex Jones had published about this guy in Houston named Eric May, a former Army officer. There were pictures of Captain May in his uniform ...
"What he was saying was that there was a nuclear response team in Houston doing a terror drill, and he believed it had a possibility of going live, like the terror drills on 9/11 that were simulating the things that actually happened that day. I hadn’t been exposed to this, and I had no idea what he was talking about. Personally, I wanted to see if this guy was for real, so I sent him an e-mail.
"Within a day he wrote back with a detailed history of his military experience. I did some more research and found out that he’s a very intelligent guy who writes very well. I kept an eye on this guy, reading his stories, just observing the e-mails passed through Ghost Troop, which is just a Yahoo Group. When I got to Ft. Sam Houston in April of 2006, I joined the e-mail group. I clicked on a link that allowed me to read bulletin board messages.
"I had a lot of free time on my hands then. My family had not moved down to Ft. Sam just yet, so I figured I’d read what this group was talking about, maybe I’ll post some questions to see what comes up. I may have posted 20 or 30 messages in total, but didn’t dwell on it because I had other things to do. Then, this e-mail thing came up.

ICONOCLAST: "Was there any discussion within Fifth Army as to your association with Ghost Troop?"

BUSWELL: "When they put me in a classified environment at Fifth Army, I sought legal advice with the G2 Legal advisor, Mr. Kevin Kapitan about my views concerning 9/11, and my involvement with a cyber intelligence group that was interested in preventing another 9/11-style event in the United States .
"He and I had been talking for perhaps six weeks, in great detail about 9/11. He shared with me how he thought the official story was a bunch of BS, and he told me about how former SECDEF Rumsfeld told him and his associates in a meeting shortly after 9-11, ‘You guys will do what we tell you to do.’ Mr. Kapitan said he was never comfortable with that, and he made me feel like I could speak openly with him and bounce my opinions off him.

On May 13, 2006, SFC Buswell became a Ghost Troop activist from behind the scenes.  It started when he saw the following Department of Homeland Security message cross his desk: 


Special Reports : Bomb Threat at EXXON-Mobil Facility in Beaumont , Texas
Posted by Sean Osborne on 2006/5/13 9:22:56

The United States Coast Guard has reported a bomb threat was called into the EXXON Mobile Facility in Beaumont , TX .
The facility has been evacuated. A search was conducted. Three (3) suspicious packages have been found.
The FBI is on scene.
More details as they come our way.


Buswell was well aware of Capt May’s argument that the Bush administration desperately needed to administer another  “terror fix” on the U.S. public to preserve its power base.  In a Lenny Bloom interview during this period, May noted that Bush was down to 29% poll numbers.  Congress was around 18%. 
Furthermore, as we will see in the next chapter, Israel was poised to attack Lebanon with covert U.S. support.  Indeed, Mumbai, India got bombed just in advance of the Israeli attack, probably as one more Mossad-CIA false flag operation to “pin the flanks” of Pakistan with a threat of war from India, lest this sole holder of the “Islamic Atomic Bomb” get any ideas about going in a separate policy direction from Washington.    
Last, but not least, this message did in fact foreshadow an actual explosion at the Exxon Mobil plant on July 2nd that sent gasoline prices soaring. 
Buswell immediately passed the message on to Captain May, who observed a strange media cover-up of this story combined with suspicious behavior by authorities
May commented in his Lenny Bloom interview the following day:


Capt May:  Yesterday morning at about 5:42 AM Beaumont Texas Exxon Mobil received a bomb threat, and the morning caller stated, "I have put two bombs in the refinery because of all the high gas prices." The guard did not get to ask any more questions. He hung up immediately. All day long, the better part of yesterday, there were FBI, local Jefferson County sheriffs, Port Arthur Coast Guard mobilized to respond. There was a whole medley of Homeland Security-type organizations mobilizing for this bomb threat. It turned out they brought out the dogs, they went on a physical inspection, and they found according to different reports two or three different packages of a suspicious nature. All of them checked out as inert. They were not bombs.

LB: Right.

Capt May: Now the curious thing in all this was that none of this information was going to be reported. What you are getting now is an exclusive release of this story. Now let us think about this story. If we play this story straight, OK, playing it the way they said it, that the story line is "domestic terror threatened against Exxon Mobil, outraged public threatens attack because of gas prices" --Right? That is a great story.

LB: Yes it is.

Capt May: But it does not get reported. Evidently the military and police agencies involved did not forward the information along. So this great story wound up, as so many stories are we know in the Info War, covered up…

[Skipping to later in the interview]

Capt May …If it is the case that there is a patriot's movement or citizen's militia or whatever it is threatening to blow up a refinery, then everybody living near a refinery along the Gulf Coast ought to be aware of that. I think that is self-evident to any journalist.

LB: Absolutely. Yes, absolutely.

Capt May: If on the other hand it is a case of a state apparatus working for a dictatorial government looking to set up a home turf terror strike, to blame it on internal domestic enemies, by saying that they did it, then what you would have at this point would be exactly what is going on at this point, which is that the official apparatus tries to cover it up, and the media tries to stay away. You know Lenny, I know you like it when I give you these old Texas kind of witticisms, the way we talk down here.

LB: Yeah, yeah.

Capt May: Here is one for you. When I was a kid --man, this is Texas redneck territory, where if someone were to come up to you on a Friday evening and say, "Hey, do you want to fight?" I mean it was just crazy rednecks. Well when two guys got in a ring together and they did not want to fight, everybody would start hollering one of them does not want to fight, and the other is glad of it. But what you have now with the officials and the media is exactly that. One of them does not want to tell --that is the officials -- and one of them does not want to ask. Bush has perfected it, man. Don't ask, don't tell media. Right now the relevant story is a threat to blow up a refinery. You can't do better than that if you want to keep the public out of the loop.

LB: No, that's it. You are right.


The following day, Capt May posted the following letter to his friend Chase Untermeyer on the web site of Dr. Fredrich Tobin titled IMMEDIATE: Exxon Mobil Texas Terror CONFIRMED 



Saturday I received word from inside sources that there had been a terror incident at Exxon Mobil, Beaumont early that morning.  Accordingly, I made a bit of an infowar recon of the weekend shifts in the  Houston media.  I found that they knew nothing about the matter….
…All the media I contacted were most interested in knowing more about what they all said was a hot story, and were amazed that they hadn't gotten word yet from the police, military or corporate public information and public affairs folks.  After all, according to the info I had Saturday, there had been a domestic terror threat, with a phoned-in bomb threat and several discovered parcels that made on-site FBI, Coast Guard and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department folks call in bomb dogs, evacuate the facility and go on advanced alert status.
The next morning I continued my quest for details, moving my calls 90 miles east from Houston to Beaumont , where I received confirmation of the reports from Sheriff's department and Coast Guard officials, speaking on condition of anonymity.  There was indeed a terror threat, with found parcels, emergency protocols activated and (thankfully) an "all clear" signal by midday, Saturday.  None of the officials with whom I spoke, though, had any idea as to why the media hadn't been informed.



Waiting..., and waiting..., and waiting for details


Chase, you were the friend who landed me the job writing Steve Wasserman's editorials over at KPRC (NBC) back in 1995, and Lord knows, you've seen me work for everyone from Mattress Mack to Frank Michel (my former editor and friend at the Chronicle), who is now Houston Mayor White's spokesman,   I know the Houston media market, and what is newsworthy, as well as anyone hereabouts.
All of this makes it most alarming to me that the official entities that answered and dealt with the Beaumont terror situation didn't contact and deal with the Beaumont or Houston media, when the story was such a good news item!
Not wanting to go too far with analysis before giving officialdom a fair chance, I left messages Sunday morning with military and police spokesmen, stating plainly that I would be doing an international broadcast (Cloak and Dagger, with our friend Lenny Bloom) Sunday afternoon, then waited for the calls.  I expected that the PIO and PAO folks would quickly reach out to offer explanations as to what was up, and perhaps ask me to hold the story, if there were any good reason for doing so.  As an Army-trained PAO myself, I know how to be accommodating if there's good case!
There were no return calls, best friend, not one.  After a day of waiting, it was impossible to hold back the phrase "cover up," or to avoid references to Mr. Orwell.



Cover up for a set up?


Everyone in Houston knows that Ghost Troop has had amazing results in predicting incidents like the British Petroleum explosions in Texas City , and is aware of our contention that failing leaders sometimes arrange false-flag attacks on their own people as a way of rallying the nation to their side.  The thought is hardly new, as US officers entertained it widely, and prepared to counter it, during the days when Nixon's poll numbers were in the twenties -- where George W. Bush's numbers are now.



In a 20 May 2006 letter to a news director, Capt May described how he felt he was getting stone-walled by a local FBI agent –once again—in his efforts to get more information on his event:


In order to clear up the discrepancies, I requested that Agent Dunlap issue a press release as to what exactly happened at the Exxon Mobil headquarters in Beaumont Saturday, either confirming or denying such bare details as the Homeseca report that was contemporaneous with the intel I was getting from military intelligence.  She refused, saying that it wasn't necessary because there had only been one media inquiry.  I think she wants to avoid anything that could further research and understanding.  She stonewalled questions, and ignored contradictions between what she's saying now and what my military intelligence and Homeseca sources sent me before her current story.  Finally, she told me to write it up in paper, stick it in an envelope and wait for her reply.
Hmm..., I've got an idea that this wouldn't be a very good way to go about things, as she has taken two years to reply to me since I called Tara Howard (KTRH, Clear Channel) on March 24, 2004 and prompted Tara to call FBI National on the basis of my prediction of a March 31, 2004 terror strike in Houston.  I suppose she was part of the FBI/police/media secret conference the next day, in which she put down rumors that an attack might be coming.



A week after Buswell passed the May 13th alert opn to Captain May, Buswell’s life was put in grave danger. Buswell stated in a Lone Star Iconoclast interview:


Buswell:  …I had a pulmonary embolism. That did happen. A blood clot came out of my left leg, lodged in my lung and got caught. They put me immediately in a CAT scan and found the scar on my lung. Laying in the scan, the pain was so bad, later, in researching this Pulmonary Embolism situation, I found out that I almost died. Seventy-five percent of people who go to the ER for a pulmonary embolism die. They’re dead. I was lucky, and only stayed in the hospital for three days.
"Soon afterward, what Captain May had done was, well, he published an article claiming my embolism was a botched assassination attempt against me. I’ll tell you, right up front, that bothered me greatly. It bothered me that I would be manipulated, or my position could be manipulated that way, and I didn’t want that to happen, or that my story would be told with no permission from me, or authorization from me. I do admit that it is very convenient to have this embolism at this time, and what a good cover it could have been for an assassination attempt – but I don’t know, so I will leave it at that.
"Things were written after that which I am not proud of or happy with, but that’s how it is. I don’t think my involvement with Ghost Troop was illegal or immoral in any way. Things happen and you move on. But, Captain May is determined to fight the information war, and I’m supportive of his efforts.
"There is a rat’s nest of people out there trying to drag our country into another war, more war, more chaos. I’m not pretending to know who those people are or how they operate. But if there’s something I can do to stop them, then I want to know about it. Whether Captain May is right or wrong doesn’t matter. He is fulfilling what he believes to be the remainder of his military oath, to protect and defend the constitution against enemies foreign and domestic. Believe him or not, he’s sincere, and there’s no harm in it if he’s wrong."


In a talk show interview Captain May stated there is about a one in a million chance that a healthy 40-something year old would get an embolism, which is in effect an induced heart attack. This is a standard assassination technique. He also pointed out that Buswell had posted to the Ghost Troop Internet chat board, which was open to the public.  The FBI probably watched all of Capt May’s emails. Therefore, it is highly likely that certain authorities knew all about Sgt Buswell’s involvement with Ghost Troop, to include his May 13th  notification of Captain May.
Captain May thinks that after he publicized SFC Buswell’s close brush with death, the possible assassins probably decided to back off and simply find some pretext to remove Buswell from his job. Otherwise, if May’s hunch is correct that the embolism was an assassination attempt, without the publicity, a second assassination effort might have been as successful as the “suiciding” of Col Ted Westhusing and and Spec 4 Alyssa Peterson discussed in Chapter 14,  or  for that matter certain Air Force personnel connected to the B52 “Loose Nukes” episode of June 2007 that will be discussed later.  Therefore, as uncomfortable and awkward as Captain May’s publicity may have been for Buswell, it might have saved his life.  The best defense is a good offense.

Buswell continued his correspondence with Captain May.  In fact towards the end of the month of May, he sent him an email that forshadowed an incident in August that would cause him to lose his security clearance.  Buswell commented:


Last night I watched CNN, BBC in disgust and then O'Reilly with more disgust at the laughable footage of the Flight that apparently hit the Pentagon; it showed nothing, I mean nothing!  O'Reilly had the gumption to admit this new video showed little new information, but then showed the frame where the nose of the oncoming object was approaching the Pentagon; this shows nothing...why not show the frames showing a large AA plane vs. some small nose of the approaching object?  The media is keen to label this as a done deal, and putting all "conspiracy theorists" to bed on the Pentagon Plane hit.  It fails to even approach the level of detail of recent information/movies such as "Loose Change". 


On May 22nd, Capt May wrote his friend Chase Untermeyer, expressing his fears about an upcoming terror event coinciding with the upcoming NASA launch: 


While I'm quite pleased that you still intend to come home in July, I'd be very grateful if you'd help me make sure your boss, George W. Bush, doesn't stage a terror attack in the area between now and then… 

We are in danger here, sir.  The lapdog media are unwilling to examine the Exxon Mobil matter, which would have gone unnoticed had it not been for conscientious military officials contacting me with the information, and Homeseca's posting it in a web article.  The FBI at first covered the matter up, then later started shifting stories.  If it sounds a lot like New York City before 911 to you, then you are worthy of your peers in Ghost Troop -- because that's just how it seems to us.
Please write back with advice on how to make sure the city is still here when you get here.  Your last trip home came days after Ghost Troop broke up an attempt on British Petroleum, Texas City, which resulted in the use of an unprecedented energy device (some say HAARP) over Texas City.  The same FBI folks who are now suppressing the story of the Exxon Mobil terror incident last Saturday were responsible for making sure that the Houston media suppressed the amazing story of July 28, 2005, as well.
Candidly, I'm wondering whether another NASA Discovery launch, like the one now being set for July 1, might not be -- as the last one was -- a cover story to bring in media, equipment and potential government terrorists to NASA, therefore Houston.  That's certainly what happened when they scheduled the July 26, 2005 lift-off, then attacked British Petroleum two days later, with your arrival in town coming a few days later than that.
Do you think they're setting it all up again, Chase?  Fortunately, we have the aforementioned July 2005 attempt all written down in our mission log "9112B," along with the interviews I did that night with Canadian radio, when I thought that a nuke would attend the spectacular explosive light show they set off above Texas City .


Untermeyer responded:


ERIC: Houston is in no danger of a terror attack from George W. Bush or anyone else in the US Government. I hereby perform my sole chaplaincy function by pronouncing an exorcism of any such notion. All will be in good order when I get back home and can see you and Gretchen there. Cheers, CHASE.

US Ambassador to Qatar

US Embassy   Box 520
APO AE 09898


Captain May subsequently replaced Untermeyer as the Ghost Troop chaplain.  He responded to Untermeyer: ,


You've been an invaluable personal reference and witness, and have seen me and my family in the days when we were under death threat, or when I was in hiding, because of my mission of conscience.  When the history of the period is written, I hope there will be a more clever man than me to account for how it was that you could remain in Ghost Troop while serving the Bush administration!
I'm moving Pastor Jon Watkins into the position of Ghost Troop chaplain, Chase.  He's the lay minister in Texas City who mobilized a good number of his citizens during my alert to Texas City in January, 2006.  He actually went and confronted the state in the most direct, though honorable way:  he went to the Texas City Police Department and told the dozen or so officers present that he thought the city was being set up, and that he wasn't going to let it happen, and would defend himself against anyone who tried to stop him from alerting the public.  He's currently publishing a good amount of Ghost Troop material about the Bush terror threat to the US , especially Texas .
Pastor Watkins is the hero of the most recent Texas City mission, no doubt about it, made of the same stuff as Alyssa Peterson or Ted Westhusing.  Our efforts, I believe, will be blessed by his assumption of your official Ghost Troop duties.
Many thanks, Chase, for your long service to Ghost Troop!



On May 23rd, May wrote an email titled “This Message Is A Matter of Life and Death”  to Fr. James Marshall, and Fr. Raphael Garcia, Society of Jesus,  Sagrado Corazon, El Paso :


Dear Fr. Marshall and Fr. Garcia


I have done as you told me God wanted me to do by continuing with my military mission of conscience, although it is making my friends and family most unsettled because of the harassment and threats I have received -- especially since becoming involved in the repeated explosions at British Petroleum, Texas City and (more recently and still unreported), Exxon Mobil, Beaumont….

…Fr. Marshall, the Houston FBI is still suppressing the story of Exxon Mobil, as they suppressed the British Petroleum sabotage of 7/28/2005 (which we've discussed at length).  Agent Shauna Dunlap, their media controller, is leaning on every media outlet from the Galveston County Daily News to the KPRC (NBC) and KHOU (CBS) to not report it.  Perhaps they don't want to upset the oil markets, or perhaps they have other motives, but their motives do not include protecting the residents of Beaumont now (or Texas City last July).
As lives are at stake, and as both the Bush-run FBI and Houston lapdog media are afraid of making waves, I've made the decision to spread the report myself.  Needless to say, the Bush administration doesn't like having its information monopoly in its home town challenged, and I received a death threat Monday.  Should I not survive the mission, I ask that you officiate at my funeral, and offer comfort to Mrs. May, who loves you for what you did for us when we counseled long and hard before receiving baptism and continuing with the mission of conscience…


On May 31st a member of Ghost Troop wrote Captain May:


LaRouche Warns of Cheney Plans to Launch Iran Strike in June

Democratic Party statesman Lyndon LaRouche has issued a new
statement on the danger represented by an ever-more desperate Cheney-
Bush government and its Synarchist backers. As Special Prosecutor
Fitzgerald zeroes in on Cheney's role in the center of the Libby
case and the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, there is more
motivation than ever to launch a preventive military strike against
Iran sometime between now and early July.
LaRouche warns, "They are seeking a Reichstag Fire or 9/11-type
incident to give them the psychological leverage to launch their pre-
planned attack on Iran . That can only be prevented by placing a very
powerful public spotlight on their schemes, in advance." The World
Cup soccer matches in Germany during June may be a target of such a
Synarchist-run terrorist pretext for war.


May commented on June 1st, that members of Ghost Troop “have set up two `red light’ days:  July 1 and Aug. 28, both of which are shuttle launch dates.” 

At this time there were other potential attack dates that were keeping nerves on edge.  For example, Israel warned about a possible attack  on 6-11, which has its obvious “11” Kabbalitistic connection:   

Israel warns of World Cup terror
May 26, 2006

Israel has warned European and American intelligence bodies of possible attempts by Hizbullah cells, led by Imad Mugniyah, to carry out terror attacks during the upcoming World Cup tournament in Germany , the Saudi Al-Watan newspaper reported on Friday.

According to the report, the terror plot is aimed at proving to the international community that Tehran is capable of retaliation if attacked.

On June 7th, a member of Ghost Troop reported a bomb threat that day at the BP plant in Texas City .  The chief of police used caller ID to identify the person who made the threat and picked him up at his home.  Two weeks earlier there was a strange one hour power outage.  Capt. May noted that both the BP Texas City and Exxon Mobil plant were potential targets.

In addition to watching local indicators, May also kept his eye on key national indicators.  Of course major military exercises are  always a key indicator, and there was one coming up soon.  
Capt May collaborated with  Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Watson, William M. Arkin to produce the article   “`Shadow Government’ in the Case of a `Second 9/11’: Back to the Bunker: Federal government to conduct large scale anti-terror drill.”  The article stated:


On Monday, June 19, about 4,000 government workers representing more than 50 federal agencies from the State Department to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will say goodbye to their families and set off for dozens of classified emergency facilities stretching from the Maryland and Virginia suburbs to the foothills of the Alleghenies. They will take to the bunkers in an "evacuation" that my sources describe as the largest "continuity of government" exercise ever conducted, a drill intended to prepare the U.S. government for an event even more catastrophic than the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The exercise is the latest manifestation of an obsession with government survival that has been a hallmark of the Bush administration since 9/11, a focus of enormous and often absurd time, money and effort that has come to echo the worst follies of the Cold War. The vast secret operation has updated the duck-and-cover scenarios of the 1950s with state-of-the-art technology -- alerts and updates delivered by pager and PDA, wireless priority service, video teleconferencing, remote backups -- to ensure that "essential" government functions continue undisrupted should a terrorist's nuclear bomb go off in downtown Washington .

On June 12,  Captain May issued his own “Bushwack Alert : 6/19 Bunker Drills = Another 911?” May commented:


Should we worry about another 911 on 6/19?

Even the mainstream Washington Post is sending signals that it's time for us all to worry about White House intentions nowadays.  In his June 4 WashPost op-ed, Back to the Bunker, William M. Arkin states "the exercise is the latest manifestation of an obsession with government survival that has been a hallmark of the Bush administration since 9/11."

The bunker drill (or "command post exercise") is indeed a great way to prepare for an attack from abroad -- or to prepare yourself against public or military reaction if you do something provocative.  Something, let's say, like another 911.  Let's not forget that a similar bunker drill, Vigilant Guardian, was in progress when 911 happened, and that it's this drill that accounts for the famous ability of Cheney to run things from underground.

To put it simply, the Bush administration is putting up its dukes and assuming a worst-case attitude.  This is exactly the kind of thing that US officials -- Congressional and military -- were guarding against the last time we had a president in the kind of dire straits this one finds himself it.

The last president, incidentally, was Richard Nixon.

Motives for mayhem 

Indeed, Bush's problems are much greater than Nixon's, with Congress making rumblings about exercising its constitutional function of oversight.  Worse yet, poll numbers show that he personally only enjoys the support of one-third of the American People, and that a political judgment day may be coming for the Republican Reich in November.  Half the country now wants a new investigation of the 911 Event, and the 911 research community, far from fading into the sunset of "conspiracy theory," as predicted (and hoped) by the corporate media, is mushrooming in numbers and conviction.  Internet flicks like Loose Change are the new samizdat, or "self-published" declarations of an emerging American glasnost.  A "velvet revolution" of an awakened, aware America haunts the dreams of the Bush League.

Ergo, it's time for another terror event.

Planning the plot

The set up is straightforward enough:

June 4:  the Bush folks get enough collaboration out of Canada to puff up an "Al Qaeda/Canada" connection, which introduces Oklahoma City fertilizer bombs, Arab youth, the Internet and US helpers into the public mind.  Media pundits from Wolf Blitzer to Chris Mathews begin to let on that this represents a new type of Al Qaeda, which Blitzer even labels "Al Qaeda 2.0."  This new Al Qaeda is trying to set up smaller, "homegrown" terror acts that will be like Oklahoma City .

June 6:  the Bush folks are interpreting the Canadian affair as an indication that a US terror incident is looming, and the FBI and CBS collaborate on a story:  Another Terrorist Attack Coming Soon?

June 7:  the Bush folks drop in a couple of bombs to obliterate a "safe house" where arch-villain Al-Zarqawi is in hiding.  Again, even the WashPost has been telling the truth about Zarqawi, labeling him what he is -- a government propaganda ploy -- in an April story by Thomas E. Ricks:  Military plays up role of Zarqawi.  Apparently, though, the Pentagon pawn has a last service in him -- as a dead martyr to be avenged.  Wolf Blitzer makes sure to point out that it was Zarqawi who was leading the way to a decentralized, homegrown Al Qaeda, so it's no stretch to infer that an Oklahoma City terror attack would be from his followers, in his name.

That was just an alert, not a red alert.  June 19th came and went, and nothing happened.  Or then again, maybe alternative media played a important role in preventing something from happening.  Capt May commented in his first Lone Star Iconoclast article:


The Cyber-Resistance of the Internet community is tying down a huge number of the military and police forces conducting COINTELPRO operations against it.  911 Truth Movement forces are growing, and is adopting an attitude much more like that of a collective intelligence network.  We recently saw the rapid publication by several hundred cyber-publishers (especially Indymedia) of the collective Internet article by Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Watson, William M. Arkin and me, Bunker Time:  Federal Gov. to Conduct Large-scale Anti-terror Drill.


On June 22nd the FBI kept terror consciousness –and suspicion of COINTELPRO--  very much alive with the arrest of seven suspects for allegedly plotting to bomb the Sears Tower and a federal building in Miami .  (We previously discussed this episode in Chapter 19). 
A Reuters article “FBI Arrests Seven in Terrorism Plot”  stated:


    MIAMI (Reuters) - The FBI arrested seven people in the past two days suspected of planning attacks on FBI offices and a federal building in Miami and the Sears Tower in Chicago, a law enforcement source said on Thursday.

The source, elaborating on a statement on the operation from Florida authorities, said the suspects had thought they were dealing with the international al Qaeda group but had been infiltrated by a U.S. government informant.

"In the past couple of days, the U.S. government has taken into custody seven people who were conspiring to conduct jihad (holy war) in the United States ," the law enforcement source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"They thought they were dealing with al Qaeda," the source said, adding the suspects had been trying to buy weapons and other things needed to carry out attacks.


What was particularly strange about this news is that it was so implausible.  Buzz flash reported:



Here is what we found buried in the middle of some reports:

No terrorist connections:

·         Group "never met Bin Laden or had any contact with the terror kingpin's henchmen… In fact, they had no connection to any known terrorist organization." (NY Daily News)

No actual terrorist actions:

·         No bomb making materials were found in the raids." (

·         "Only overt acts described in the indictments were swearing oaths of allegiance to Al Qaeda and taking video footage of the F.B.I office." (NY Times)

·         Six of the seven men indicted "are described only as driving (the leader) or the informer places or as attending meetings between the two." (NY Times)

·         "Only devised a plot on paper." (Chicago Sun-Times)

Officials dismiss serious risk:

·         Chicago Police: There was "No credible threat… They had no capability to (destroy the Sears tower). They never got to that point – or could have." (NY Daily News)

·         Sears Tower executive: "Law enforcement continues to tell us that they have never found evidence of a credible terrorism threat against Sears Tower that has gone beyond criminal discussions." ( Chicago Sun-Times)

·         Senior federal law-enforcement source: "No means" to attack Sears Tower or other buildings. "There was no threat at all." (Chicago Tribune)

·         Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication Executive Director: "The plan developed in Florida was never an actual plan, and therefore, nobody was in danger" (CBS News)

The Sears Tower is the tallest building in North America and is known for its structural integrity. It is actually comprised of nine separate steel columns of different heights. While 9-11 showed what determined, well-supplied terrorists can do, a single wannabe amateur and a few bodyguards without any connections pose little threat, as the Chicago Police noted above.


Buzzflash proceeded to explain why this may have made sense from the perspective of Bush’s chief advisor Karl Rove in the White House, the man who George Bush had nicknamed both “boy genius” and “turd blossom” (allegedly a “Texanism” for a flower that grows out of cow manure):



June 23, 2006


Rove Reactivates the Fear Machine


BuzzFlash is not saying that there wasn't a plot against the Sears Tower , but it was awfully curious timing for a "raid," wasn't it? After all, the Dems had just finished making their first somewhat united effort to initiate a troop withdrawal from Iraq (just disagreeing over the timetable -- with only a few renegades, like GOP Joe Lieberman). It reminds us of the old days when Tom Ridge rolled out a color-coded terror alert whenever the Bush Administration experienced a dip in the polls.

You see, the essence of the Bush Administration efforts to continue waging a lost war is to tie it to terrorism (even though they created a death trap for our soldiers by starting the war.) Cheney was just on CNN once again tying Iraq directly to the "War on Terrorism."

And then there were White House lapdogs Santorum and Hoekstra claiming that pre-1991 no longer useful chemical weapons -- that were the type used by Saddam against Iran with a green light from the Reagan Administration -- were the WMDs the Bush Administration started the War about. It was a ludicrous claim quickly debunked by the Pentagon and even White House staffers.

But, of course, the Santorum/Hoekstra assertion was initiated by the White House.

Say what?

Actually, it's quite easy to explain. This is Rovian cynicism and mass media manipulation at its essence. Put a false claim out there through any means possible, then quietly debunk the assertion. The false claim gets picked up and conveyed with alarm by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, FOX News and even the rest of the mainstream press. Meanwhile, the disproof of the false assertion gets left behind in the crowd, like a milk carton that is trampled in a feverish rush of people who are running from the boogeyman.

It's a masterful stroke of demagoguery that has worked ever since 9/11 for the Bush/Cheney regime. It is totalitarian and evil, but it generally works, doesn't it?

Do you think the people in Omaha know the truth? Heck, a recent poll revealed that more than 80% of our soldiers in Iraq think that Saddam was tied to 9/11! That's how effective propaganda can be.

So maybe there were some people in Miami vaguely talking about doing something evil to the Sears Tower . (And BuzzFlash would be concerned about this, since we are located just a few blocks from the Sears building.) But the dramatic arrests on the evening of the Senate debate, after the Rovian message point of the day was that if we leave Iraq, it will embolden terrorists -- well, that's just a little too coincidental, isn't it?

But, they will sure lap it up in Topeka , won't they?

Before we leave the topic of FBI “special” operations – many of which are probably directed by such creatures as Zionist neo-cons and Karl Rove from higher levels -- I need to discuss the smear campaign directed against Capt. May on the Internet by Tim White.  
As we shall see, Capt. May would conclude that Tim White was part of some kind of  FBI-related COINTELPRO-type operation against him.
The subversion of the 9/11 Truth Movement and other patriotic groups by infiltrators is a very serious issue.  In fact, Michael Collins Piper has written an excellent book that covers this topic titled The Judas Goats.   that was mentioned earlier in my discussion of the Oklahoma City bombing as an inside job. 
Tim White’s first direct attack email on Capt May was hardly subtle.  It came in early  May 2006 with the title:  “ERIC MAY IS A LYING PIECE OF SH*T” ,


Tim White <> wrote:

I am posting this email from Chuck Wilson of Idaho to
illustrate just what kind of a LIAR and a FRAUD that
this Jesuit scum agent, BOGUS "Capt" Eric May truly
is. Chuck Wilson is a Viet Nam Vet(Navy) who is a good
friend of mine who is still in the fight even though
he is going through awful and debilitating
chemotherapy for cancer most likely caused by his
exposure to Agent Orange while in ' Nam . Pass this all
around to expose this FRAUD May--he is NOT to be

Tim White , Viet Nam Vet(USAF),Concerned Citizen

Captain May responded:

From: Captain May
Tim White ; ; Anita Langley ; CHUCK WILSON ; ; Pamela Mulaskey ; ; ; ; Larry L. Lawson


Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 6:23 PM



Dear V911T,


I was pleased to find your reply to my first V911T email, and thank you for your welcome!  I'm not a bit surprised to find that you already have Tim White in your group.  If you want to know more about Mr. White, you might just try a search-engine check of his email addy, which will turn up quite a troubled wake and a consistent evaluation -- from all sides:  he's a disruptor.  He was a former member of Ghost Troop, but began to do the same kind of attack-and-disrupt tactics with us.  I ended up throwing him out of Ghost Troop Group when I found out that he worked with FBI Div. 5 folks routinely.  In short, I think White is an agent.  Take the infiltration as a compliment, though, to your effectiveness!


You will likely come into contact with White's alter ego, Larry Lawson, before long -- he's in the CC's to White's email (which I've left below mine).  They tend to infiltrate effective infowar groups at roughly the same time.  White and Lawson write in the same abrasive style and use CAPITAL letters everytime the want to EMPHASIZE their points.  It leads those of us in Ghost Troop to think that White/Lawson are the same FBI asset.


The tendency to bring in "witnesses," as White does below in Chuck Wilson, is also typical disruption stuff.  I won't challenge Mr. Wilson, since I don't know what he's talking about when he say I took something of his in my "Chicago 911" report.  It seems to me that White/Wilson together rather strongly confirm my work in Chicago , as leader of Ghost Troop, since they don't argue the results (i.e., a city saved), but rather the ownership of the original intelligence!


Anyhow, if the original report, which came out April 20th, and which I received April 23rd, was Wilson 's, then I congratulate him for a fine bit of research!  I didn't confirm the report or initiate the "RED ALERT:  Chicago 911" mission until April 26.  As most of you who have been engaged in combat of any form will understand, when we're engaged in infowar missions -- at great stakes -- we Ghost Troops don't worry about who gets the credit.


Anyhow, I hope my position will mollify Mr. Wilson:  I don't know who posted the original report that led to our Ghost Troop successful intervention, but if the credit for it goes to him, then he can claim it without any obstruction from me.  I'd appreciate a bit of the same respect in return.  Candidly, it's a bit crazy to think that someone who believes that Ghost Troop just saved Chicago would want to dis us, but the evidence is the email (below from White) with the title (above) abusing me and mine.


Again, take the infiltration of your V911T group as a compliment and a caution.  I don't tell other groups how I think they should run, and I'm very much looking forward to being in a group with other vets.  I leave the inquisitive with a couple of links that prove the point on White, the former Ghost Troop and current FBI asset.


They are, first, the very first message posted to my Ghost Troop Group, which White tried to scare my unit away from creating from the very start:




It is a SURE THING that this group will be infiltrated from the start
so EVERYONE must be alert. I am VERY familiar with the tactics of
the "other side" since the summer of '99 when I was
holding "Concerned Citizen Awareness meetings" at my place of
business. A lot of info was brought out and discussed and I was
infiltrated from the very first meeting. Trust what I say
here, Troopers, COINTELPRO is ALIVE and more insidious than ever before

Tim White , Viet Nam Vet(Air Force),Concerned Citizen



Second, a dispatch White sent me when Ghost Troop and I were in the middle of an infowar mission involving a set-up of Texas City .  You'll note that White admits passing our work on to his FBI friends:


From Tim White

Cap'n May,

I have forwarded this to SA Mark Holstlaw of the Denver FBI-recently reassigned from the Denver JTTF to other duties. I have also forwarded to Det Bill Phillips of the Denver PD Intelligence Bureau-a fellow Viet Nam Vet.Mark Holstlaw was also a Military Intelligence Officer(Captain) during the first Gulf War and was also with the NSA for 3 years prior to the FBI. This was also sent to a deputy I know with the Arapahoe County Sheriff Dept who was also in the first Gulf War-I know he will pass this through the ranks of his dept. and elsewhere.

Tim White , Viet Nam Vet(USAF), Concerned Citizen



What to do with White is a matter for the group to discuss, perhaps, but I'll beg out, having contributed as much as I know without embellishment.  I've learned that infiltrators and disruptors are a part of infowar life.  There are many articles about the good work Ghost Troop has done in its missions these last three years, but there are scars, too, from folks who have stabbed us in the back.  One of these scars is from White, who worked with us (or pretended to) as we intervened and risked ourselves in one Bush set-up or cover-up after another, then did his best to trash us with an internet article, and linked up with the very people he has copied in his email to you in an attempt to trash Ghost Troop together.  If you continue to do the good work you've begun, he will take aim at you, too.  Given his mission of disruption, that's inevitable.  Here's a sample:


Captain Eric May - Hidden Agenda?

Captain May's Circle of Friends:

Greg Syzmanski [sic] - Jesuit trained Roman Catholic. Notre Dame graduate.

Georgeann Hughes - MPD pawn of the illuminati. Born into Satanism/Illuminati. Often has Al Cuppett a pro Zionist on her radio show. Cuppet sends the proceeds of his books to the Zionists.

Zeph Daniel - MPD pawn of the illuminati. Born into Satanism/Illuminati.

Stew Webb - MPD pawn of  FBI/CIA/Al Gore illuminati. Married a Millman who has direct ties to the Bush bloodline. Hated his father-in-law. Recruited by FBI/Al Gore camp to expose the Bush Cabal.

Hal Turner - Illuminati disinfo media pawn.
Jesuit Trained Roman Catholic.

Eric May himself said, "I defer to the Jesuits" to Tim White. The Jesuits have been involved with working the same Al Gore camp agenda of exposing the Bush Cabal...same as Stew Webb. What better way to align patriots against the Bush Cabal by putting a former intel Army Capt out in front? The problem is, the agenda behind it pushes the agendas of Al Gore, the NESARA alien agenda and the Vatican's.  The Jesuits do a good job of exposing the Bush crime cartel but people need to be warned not to buy into the garbage that another globalist regime can do better.

Globalism is the enemy of Patriotism.

The Jesuits are the right hand men of The Black Pope, Satan's right hand man on earth!


Again, thanks for the invite into V911T.  I'll keep you posted on Ghost Troop action, and won't bother you again with White and his friends, though I suspect they'll bother you plenty without my help.  I'll ignore further abuse and insults, should you decide that White should remain in the group.


Best regards, CPTMAY


September 16, 2006, Ghost Troop member Janet Phelan wrote Captain May:


Several days ago, I called Denver FBI and asked to speak with Special Agent Mark Holstlaw.  I left him a message, heartily thanking him for putting Tim White on me.  I told him that White is so obscene and vicious in his communications, that he is actually creating support for me, rather than dissuading others from believing me.


White's emails about me stopped immediately.


Just a suggestion, if you feel the need for one.


Janet Phelan


Capt May responded:

White is COINTELPRO, as you have seen for yourself.  I just ignore him at this point, and figure (as you do) that the more he foams at the mouth the better.  CPTMAY

In his Jan 2008 interview with Dr. Fredrick Toben, May discussed how Tim White smeared him again in summer 2007:

Dr. Fredrick Toben: About six to eight months ago some fellow from an alleged white supremacist group called Tim White sent an email around accusing you of faking your debilitating condition something, if true, would have destroyed your credibility and your whole expose of the Bush machinations. Any comments?


Capt May: Alas, as you found when you visited me a few months ago, my condition is all too real. I only wish I were faking it all! In the US , what I'm suffering from is called Lou Gehrig's disease, a progressive neuromuscular condition named after a famous baseball player. The medical name for it is "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis," or ALS. As for Tim White, he is an FBI infiltrator working against key American Internet writers and broadcasters. There are dozens like him, who have from time to time attempted to undermine Ghost Troop and me.

Captain May would talk about Tim White yet again in his article “Cornering COINTELPRO” published in the Lone Star Iconoclast, May 21, 2008.     This time his discussion involved SFC Buswell:


There is an infowar against the most effective figures in the 9/11 truth movement, often by the most unscrupulous and dangerous government-sanctioned characters. A pair of Army military intelligence veterans have cooperated to sniff out an attempt by a COINTELPRO (counter-intelligence program) operator to target unsuspecting journalist Stephen Webster, and to use him as a "useful idiot" for passing along disinformation.
In a friendly message to Captain Eric H. May, SFC Donald Buswell, "The 9/11 NCO," sounded the alert that a shady character named Tim White was contacting journalists with smear tactics. SFC Buswell was recently featured in a blockbuster article by Webster in The Lone Star Iconoclast:

Free at Last! Army Intelligence Analyst Buswell,
"the 9/11 NCO" Speaks Out

SFC Buswell became Captain May co-author in the recent "Mayday Alert" articles that became the most successful 9/11 truth movement warning ever about the dangers of Bush administration "anti-terror" drills. They were joined by two other co-authors: Dr. Jim Fetzer, the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth; and Major William B. Fox, publisher of America First Books. Both Dr. Fetzer and Major Fox are veteran Marine Corps officers.
The four veterans' Mayday Alert was posted at several major independent newspapers, as well as thousands of 9/11 truth movement sites, political campaign sites and intelligence sites:
Before the beginning of the early May "National Level Exercise 2-08" (NLE 2-08) the mainstream Seattle Times published the Mayday Alert's argument, which was that any Bush administration anti-terror drill might "go live" by creating the very events it was supposed to be rehearsing against. Strong evidence suggests that this is what happened in the US 9/11 and UK 7/7 terror attacks.

The 9/11 NCO

CPT May,
This is pretty slick propaganda against you, this fellow seems obsessed with you, the detail and efforts that went into this to discredit you is very obvious. I am not sure why Stephen Webster didn't fwd it to you go to top... As such, and in the tradition of being open and honest I fwd it to you-I assume you already have it.
Best Regards, SFC Buswell

White and Webster

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stephen Webster <>
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tim White <>

FINALLY..someone has put a good deal of the facts together about Captain Eric May in one very easy to understand format:

Ghosts in the Machine:

Tim White,Viet Nam Vet (USAF)
Concerned Citizen, Researcher, Investigator, Whistleblower

Destroying Disinfo

Dear SFC Buswell,
Thank you very much for sending this bit of disinformation to me. I'm quite familiar with Tim White—as many in the 9/11 truth movement are, unfortunately...
White is an FBI COINTELPRO operative working under the direction of Denver FBI Special Agent Mark Hostlaw and retired Special Agent Ted Gunderson. His function is to infiltrate, intimidate, disinform and incriminate important members of the 9/11 truth movement. I admitted White into my cyber intelligence group, Ghost Troop in 2004, but later kicked him out when members of the group identified him. He presents the persona of a disturbed but committed activist. As we found from his very first post—the first one ever at our user group—he was a hostile infiltrator:
White is quite capable of felonious conduct. He recently suggested— under the guise of an alias—that we "neutralize" a critic. I passed the note along to police contacts in Houston, and haven't heard from him since:
I believe that White is mentally unstable and dangerous—as the links demonstrate. Hopefully, Mr. Webster and others would help distribute a correct picture of Tim White, perhaps even write an article about him. It would serve White right for imagining that he could use Mr. Webster as a useful idiot.
Best regards, Captain May

There have been others who have waged campaigns against Capt. May, to include Victor Thorn and Lisa Guiliani.  See “Victor Thorn & Lisa Guliani -- False Friends to 911 Truth" By Eric H. May, Al-Jazeerah, August 16, 2006,  In their articles, Thorn and Guiliani also ripped into Greg Szymanski for writing supportive articles about Ghost Troop.
    Last, but not least, during this period Capt. May came under another major attack, this time by an “RTO. Trainer” who wrote for the U.S. Army Signal Magazine. In an article posted 26 Aug 2006 at his blogspot for August,

Anti-War Left Gets Help from Unexpected Quarter

…The reactionary right. Seems that a group, billing itself as “whistle-blowers” in the War on Terror are not what their erstwhile allies might wish them to be. In this case, anti-Semites and racists.

The group bills itself as “Ghost Troop,” and their correspondence takes this further designating 3/7 Cybercav (whatever that might be) in the signature block, trading on the good name of the 3-7 (Gary Owen) Cavalry Squadron. Their leader is one “CPT” (still trying to verify the rank) Eric Holmes May from the Houston , TX area. Web page here complete with pic of the "CPT" in hs bathrobe.

Apparently Mr. May was, at one time, a US Army Military Intelligence officer, but he is no longer in any active status (he is not a registered user of Army Knowledge Online). He is actively engaged with two other organizations, however, the Adelaide Institute, and the National Vanguard. (Thanks to Kate-A for the clue.)

The National Vanguard is a US White Supremacist group. The Adelaide Institute is an Australian group of Holocaust deniers. Such lovely company the good captain keeps.

All of this came to my attention when Maggie (who got it from Jeff Harrell at Shape of Days) pointed me to a story about a SFC Donald Buswell.

SFC Buswell is undergoing a 15-6 investigation and the various Indiemedia, Iconclast and al-Jazeera (what a group, eh) reports make it appear that investigation to be predicated on the SFC’s reply to an unsolicited e-mail in which the senior NCO questions the attack on the Pentagon on 11 September 2001.

The phrase “disloyal to the Army” is used a lot in these stories. That raised questions for me. The Army does not initiate 15-6 investigations into free speech or stupidity. So what was the investigation for and why the disloyalty charge? I have been, at different times, responsible for enforcing the regulations concerning use of government computers and this didn’t seem to be commensurate.

Maggie found the link while I was still doing background. SFC Buswell had accepted membership in this Ghost Troop and was in communication with Mr. May. The Adelaide Institute page archiving this shows some potential falling out between the two, but SFC Buswell damns himself by offering TS/SCI information if he can verify May’s clearance.

> CPT May,
> I have been reading many of GT posts, including your replies. I
> find myself in a quandary; wanting to participate, and reigning
>myself in due to current TS-SCI applications I am involved in;
> needless to say, I am with you all in spirit, and seek to do more.
> However, I am the Sec Manager and I ensure that all soldiers have
> a valid security clearance and are owned and managed by respective
> sec managers. This way positive flow of Intel can be maintained;
> legally! So, I need to verify your clearance status; please send
> me your SSN so I may do so. I assure you, this is NO ruse.
> Please advise.
> SFC Buswell

It’s more than enough for an investigation. And it justifies the disloyalty charge even if Ghost Troop were not an anti-Semitic, racist organization.

Another troubling association comes up in looking into this. Mr. May claims that his great friend, a US Ambassador, is a member of Ghost Troop. I’ve found no indication that this Ambassador, Ghost Troop’s former Chaplain, is being investigated, but such an investigation would certainly seem to be warranted. Mr. May often cites his personal relationship with the Ambassador as a way of establishing his bona fides.

Some hijinks of Ghost Troop include claims that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were controlled by the US Government’s Weather Control satellites; a sine qua non theory of the old US Militia movement. They also take a page from Lyndon LaRouche, they run about claiming an attack of some kind or other is imminent and then claim credit for averting it when it doesn’t happen.

Mr. May makes his living as an elementary school teacher in the Houston area.

UPDATE: Ghost Troop has a Yahoo Group. See if this is anyone you (right OR left) want as an ally.

UPDATE TWO: Al-Jazeera is reporting the Army has tried to "assassinate" SFC Buswell. Note the article is by Eric May.

posted by RTO Trainer @ 05:41

On 29 August Capt May alerted the Army Inspector General:

To the  Army Inspector General:

Below is the text of the writer, "RTO.trainer," who represents the US Army Signal Corps in his attack article against SFC Buswell, Ambassador Untermeyer and Ghost Troop.  Should the article itself disappear or be altered by complicit officials or the official who wrote the original, this will serve as a valid copy in our mission files.  I have already proposed to my editors a story about similar disinformation campaigns, carried out by those who were collaborating with illegal military directives, and shall likely use this event as an example in the article.

CPTMAY / Ghost Troop Commander

, who has posted Capt. May’s work, responded with outrage on August 30th:

I read the article from Signaleer...this person sounds real stable (gagging)...and I don't like being called part of a extremist or racist group (I might like to punch him in the face for that)

This kind of stuff is very insulting to me as to the Ghost Troop....and the way he mentions your a teacher in Houston...doesn't it bother you thinking he may go to your School Head and say this stuff about you and it could effect your job...this sort of diseased nonsense has ruined alot of peoples most people are real quick to believe the worst and turn on you...(as the teacher in your 'recruiter' article did...)

I hope that what ever SFC Bushwell gave you as info.... is as good as all this nonsense your taking reputation wise...

You also know the harder we (GT) come on the harder and dirtier "the little guys" in Whatever ...will come back at Signaleer...he thinks hes making Brownie Points and hes the inuendo liar...

I for the heck of it posted your 'recruiter' article up at Watertown NY county message board...(FortDrum area) 465 read it in 2 days... I was curious if this sort of thing was happening all over...and of the reply posts only one came negitive (goofy reply)  others slammed recruiters and rest were idiots posting about off the wall ...subjects..(hey, its Northern NY ) 4 cans short of a 6 pack me I lived in area 14 years...
So what is going on here is everywhere I would imagine...

Either way ..of all this I fear "Signaleer" using your information of your job..teaching could use this against you...and I worry for seems the wackos are coming out of the woodwork now...

RTO Trainor also linked into a web site titled “Heroes or Villains?” mostly about individuals who impersonate prior military service.    It can provide no evidence that May was not in the service.  Like RTO Trainor’s association, it uses “guilt by association” tactics and takes a sneering tone at items it trust that readers will not take the time to validate for themselves.  As an example, it disparages May’s assertion that a neutron weapon was used in the Battle of Baghdad.
This site also the comments of retired U.S. Army LtCol Gordon Fowkes (see his blog at: ), who stated:  “What you have become is the wet dream of the same pro-terrorist crowd that reveled in the blood of those I served with in Vietnam, and who revel in the blood of Houstonians spilled in Iraq and Afghanistan.” 
This was a counter attack to May’s 14 April 2003 letter posted online which attacks Fowkes for being soft on the Bush administration cover up of the Battle of Baghdad.
As a final note on COINTEL OPS for this section, please see some interesting additional discussion where Captain May,  Webster Tarpley, and Morgan Stack of the Irish 9/11 Truth Movement conduct a three way interview on YouTube.  Among other things, Capt May discusses other smear campaigns waged against him in a subsequent Ghost Troop mission. Please see the videos "Morgan Stack & Captain May on World Crisis Radio" and "WEBSTER TARPLEY MORGAN STACK AND CAPT ERIC MAY EXPOSE WQ2RX."

Now back the false flag attack threat along the Texas Gulf Coast . On June 26, 2006, Captain May published a generalized false flag alert prediction in  911 Truth And Texas Terror”, in the Lone Star Iconoclast.  The following is an extract from a longer version than what got printed in the Iconoclast:

A 911 Truth Movement Strategy:  Summer 2006


My associates and I believe that the most likely target for Bush terror this summer will be the Texas Gulf coast.  It stands to reason that, faced with the decline in his political fortunes, Bush will turn to the state he controls ( Texas ) and the industry that controls him (Oil) for the results he needs (911-2B).


We note that in the last month we have confirmed terror drills or alerts along the Texas Coast (from east to west) in Beaumont 's Exxon Mobil, Deer Park 's Shell, and Texas City 's British Petroleum.  We believe (and have published) that the Houston Metro area is most likely center of the Southeast Texas target zone.  In our opinion the Texas Gulf Coast is under Bush terror threat throughout the summer .


We are particularly anxious about the summer's two NASA shuttle launches, set for July 1 and August 28.  Both those events will mean the insertion of media and government agents into the Houston Metro area (home of NASA), along with the imposition of informational controls by government media liaisons.


Last year's July 26 launch of the Shuttle Discovery was part of the set-up for a July 28 attempt to "go live" on Texas City , Texas , which was the original " Mission 911-2B," and is the prototype from which concerned Internet activists are learning how a multi-cyber-media infowar campaign can shut down a false-flag attempt.

In an email sent to Daniel Ott of the Edge Radio Show on July 1st, May emphasized that this was not a specific prediction:

Please note that this is not a specific prediction.  You will recall that Ghost Troop made quite specific predictions in the matters of the Texas City 1/31/06 nuclear attempt (borne out by the appearance of nuclear assets on the beaches in the vicinity) and in the Chicago 911 attempt on the Sears Tower of 5/2-5/4, when there were secret "exercises" simulating just the scenario we had envisioned (albeit for 6/6/06) in our 3/30/06 publication:  Sears Tower 666.


Our current article in the Iconoclast is a general warning, only specific insofar as it rates the most likely target the Southeast Texas Gulf Coast petro-towns, and the most likely date sometime before the election (although we have immediate concerns regarding the NASA Discover flight).  We have been able to confirm and publish terror threats (likely contrived) to Beaumont 's Exxon Mobil Headquarters, Deer Park 's Shell Oil refinery and Texas City 's British Petroleum refinery -- all within the last two months.  All of this was consistent with the general warning we gave after the Chicago 911 exercises, to the effect that we expected the Bush League to revert to a Texas target after we stymied it in the windy city.

Even though the warning published in the Iconoclast was nonspecific, it still probably had deterrence value.  For starters, the Lone Star Iconoclast was published in Crawford , Texas , adjacent to Bush’s “Western White House.”  Secondly, May copied the article and sent it out in a massive email campaign to major local and national media.  It also got substantial postings on Indy media boards.
On Monday, July 3rd, at 6:04 AM, ABC News carried the following story about a refinery explosion:

Explosion and fire at Baytown chemical plant

Monday, July 03, 2006 | 6:04 AM


ExxonMobil says no dangerous chemicals were released into the air after an explosion at a Baytown plant.

The blast happened Sunday at the refinery on Bayway. Officials report there was an explosion in the plant's rubber processing unit followed by a fire. A shelter in place order was issued to those in the vicinity while crews put out the blaze.

No one was injured. Neighbors say they could feel the blast that knocked out their power for a while.

"I've been here for 25 years and we live with it all the time," said nearby resident Lynn Baker. "So, you know, you just take your chances."

The cause of the explosion is under investigation. ExxonMobil says it has notified all appropriate federal agencies of the explosion. The ExxonMobil Baytown petrochemical complex is the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. It houses a refinery, two chemical plants, and two research centers. The complex employs 4,000 people.

The last time we visited the plant was in January when an accidental chemical release left an oily residue all over a nearby public housing complex. In a letter to residents, ExxonMobil explained that steam containing oil was released from a vent and carried over a fence by wind. The company said samples taken from the area showed no reason for health concerns.

Captain May provided his interpretation of this incident during his 17 July 2006 Frank Whalen show interview: 



Capt May: …We predicted a 7-1 attempt against a southeast Texas petrochemical target this year, July 1st. We predicted that in connection with the Shuttle, because last year in July we saw the shuttle tied up in the Texas City hit. Same timing. The code didn't work, frankly. 7-1 was our prediction date, and it wasn't a strong numerological date. But we did see that for an entire month, you will notice the introduction of a new word in the media lexicon, "homegrown." "Homegrown" became a term used in the media immediately after the Canadian Al Qaeda plot. Remember that one which they tried to sneak in on July 4th?
Whalen: That was the other one, yes. The other one we should talk about too, at some point.
Capt May: Oh yes. Well since then there has been a cascading of small end terror plots --so called-- which have been supposedly interrupted by good Homeland Security or FBI work. Which means they are working their little butts off to set up the next thing. And what they have done is gone to this idea that there is going to be a homegrown hit. Man, I have not heard "homegrown" so much since the 60's when people were growing it at home. You know, this has become term de jour, and what it probably means is like what we thought. We found small level attempts, probably not nuclear, against localized targets. And the need for one right now is extreme.
Whalen: Yes.
Capt May: Extreme. Because if we want to go over towards the Israeli situation, this thing is not going the way they want it. We believe that the 7-1 attempt we predicted, which happened on 7-2, Baytown ExxonMobil, and that is what drove your gasoline prices up last week because oil prices went up five bucks the day after the markets returned after Baytown ExxonMobil went up. We think that the 7-2 Baytown ExxonMobil explosion was supposed to be much more severe and was supposed to be blamed on Al Qaeda or "homegrown" terrorist groups, or maybe folks --and listen to this-- maybe homegrown domestic groups, which is probably why they are warming up the Columbine killing story again. So the fact that it didn't happen kind of left Israel over the barbed wire because they have gone on their great mission, they attacked Gaza one week earlier. In other words, Israel is working hand in glove. Mossad and the Bush league are the same thing for our purposes. And that is just street intelligence product, I am telling you straight out.
Whalen: Yes.
Capt May: That is why the media plays so well with the Bush League, because two thirds of them are Zionist any way. But the attempt to set up Baytown Exxon Mobil on July 2nd was supposed to be one week end to Bush's big push to clean up the Middle East .

Let us return to the events that lead up to war in the Middle East in summer 2006 in the next chapter.
Before wrapping up this chapter, I want to return to SFC Buswell’s story and the free speech issues discussed earlier.  
Buswell’s big run-in with the military took place in August 2008, ultimately causing him to get relieved as an intelligence NCO and accept retirement at 20 years of service.
The incident is documented in the Lone Star Iconoclast article “Under Fire! U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst Targeted For Suggesting New Independent 9/11 Investigation," Monday, August 21, 2006, by Stephen Webster,  

It all started as a simple response to a common, unsolicited mass email, sent to 38 individuals at Ft. Sam Houston on Aug. 2, 2006. The message, as well as Buswell’s response, is among documents obtained by The Iconoclast. The sender of the first message is identified as "Anderson, Larry Mr JMC". It reads:

This is being sent more as assurance for what happens when a plane hits a nuclear site more so than in response to that German website alleging a government conspiracy related to the 9/11 Pentagon plane crash (though the website does present an interesting perspective) – LarrySubject: F-4 vs. Concrete Wall

Take a look at this clip [not included] and you’ll get a good feel for what happens to an airplane when it hits a concrete wall. Many of you have seen the produced (but not factual), Michael  Moore-esque website that asks the question; "If it’s true that a Boeing airliner hit the Pentagon, what happened to   all the parts of it? Why do we not find more pieces of it?

Where did all that mass GO???" (Therefore, the paranoid loony liberal reasoning, 9-11 must have been a US gov’t conspiracy!) Well, for those who question what happened  to "all the mass of that airplane" this clip.

 It’s the old Air Force engineering tests of the concrete barrier that surrounds nuclear reactor domes —tests to see if it will indeed survive an aerial attack. With the hi-speed cameras rolling, they accelerated an F-4 Phantom to 500mph and.........

 Recall: "What happens when an ‘Unstoppable Force’ meets an ‘Immovable Object’???"  (Remember, as you watch in slow motion as the F-4 turns to vapor, the Phantom was one of the toughest airplanes ever built).

SFC Buswell responded later that day, saying:

Subject: F-4 vs. Concrete Wall Hello,

I receive many unsolicited e-mails daily, this one I chose to respond to.  The below mentioned premise that an F4 Phantom fighter jet hitting that hardened concrete barrier is akin to the alleged 757 hitting the Pentagon is like oil and water; they don’t mix, and they serve to muddy the issue.  The issue is 911 was filled with errors in the ‘official report’ and ‘official story’ of that day, and, what happened that day. We all know and saw 2 planes hitting the WTC buildings, we didn’t see the 757 hit the Pentagon, nor did we see the plane crash in Shanksville PA. Both the PA and Pentagon ‘crashes’ don’t have clues and tell-tale signs of a jumbo-jet impacting those zones!

The Pentagon would have huge wing impacts in the side of the building; it didn’t.  Shanksville PA would have had debris, and a large debris field; it didn’t. 

 Getting back to the F4...The Pentagon isn’t a nuclear hardened structure, so I can’t follow your weak logic that since an F4 vaporized itself in a test impact on a nuclear hardened structure that the alleged 757 hitting the Pentagon should have exhibited the same characteristics!

I say Occums razor is the best way to deduce this ‘day of infamy’; if you weigh all options, do some simple studying you will see 911 was clearly not executed by some arabs in caves with cell phones and 3 day old newspapers!  I mean how are Arabs benefiting from pulling off 911?  They have more war, more death and dismal conditions, so, how did 911 benefit them?  Answer:  It didn’t.  So, who benefited from 9-11?  The answer is sad, but simple; The Military Industial [sic] Complex.

 It’s not a paranoid conspiracy to think there are conspiracies out there...and, it’s not Liberal Lunacy either, nor is it Conservative Kookiness!  People, fellow citizens we’ve been had!  We must demand a new independent investigation into 911 and look at all options of that day, and all plausabilities [sic], even the most incredulous theories must be examined.

Upon returning to his office the next day, Buswell discovered the locks had been changed, his security clearance was revoked, and an investigation had been launched. Buswell’s commanding officer, Colonel Luke Green, drafted a letter assigning Major Edwin Escobar to the investigation. According to sources, Colonel Green has asserted that SFC Buswell failed to obey Army regulations when he used his government issued email account to send what have been termed as messages disloyal to the United States with the intent of stirring up disloyalty, in a manner that brings discredit upon the United States Army.
It has been reported that Colonel Green also wrote that SFC Buswell claims to have information proving a conspiracy on the part of the United States Military Industrial Complex to attack targets within the United States , e.g., The Pentagon. Officials have suggested that the email response sent by SFC Buswell may be in violation of CFR 2635.705(a ), DoD-R 5500.7, and Joint Ethics Regulation paragraph 2-301b. These rules SFC Buswell is said to have perhaps violated regulate how soldiers utilize government resources, how they use their off-duty time, and how they use their official time.


SFC Buswell and fellow soldiers


The investigation did not go anywhere.  In fact, Buswell sent an email to Capt May around 31 Aug that made it appear that Buswell had sympathizers within the Army at higher levels:


Good News!  The Army SJA in D.C. has opined that 5th Army is to take NO action against me for anything, in fact they were told to leave me alone, that taking action such as a courts martial would be untennable (sp), and would not be in the best interests of the US Army, --and-- US Govt!  And, I was told that it is an honor to have me in the Army, and that I am to take care of my wife and my daughter...this all from the SJA of the US Army (as relayed thru my attorney).  I have requested all this in writing which I expect to get next week.  It's been a wild ride; yet it may not be over yet, but it looks like it is, but, the cause is just.  I'll be in touch.


SFC Buswell


Nevertheless,  the Army refused to renew Buswell’s SCI security clearance and reinstate him in his intelligence billet. Instead, his superiors transferred him to a casualty support unit so that he could finish out his twenty years and collect retirement.
I am concerned this firing of SFC Buswell might leave the reader with a sense of  “can’t fight city hall” futility for speaking out.   
In fact there are a number of effective strategies military personnel can use to exercise their right to know.  Even if any of these strategies fail to protect ones career, they at least enable one to maintain his sense of personal honor and moral standing with the general public.  
I am personally very familiar with military freedom of speech issues, having been through the U.S. Navy Legal Officer Course in Newport , Rhode Island while in the Marines, and having subsequently served as legal officer for a Brigade Service Support Group Colonel in the Fleet Marine Force around 1980.  Later, in 1990, while serving as officer in charge of a reserve Interrogator-Translator Team, an intelligence billet, I went through a Board of Inquiry that challenged the nature of a number of my off duty private conversations.   I won my case and was reinstated as OIC of my unit.  Among other things, while attending a two week reserve officer school, and in an off duty capacity,  I was charged with discussing such topics as Israel’s deliberate assault on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967, Holocaust revisionism, the impact of out of control Third immigration into America, and the modern revitalization of the indigenous Nordic religion called Asatru.  
Actually those were just side issues.  The major issue I discussed with many military personnel was the degree of Jewish supremacist control of Congress, the Federal Reserve Banking System,  and major national media, and the likelihood that Zionists would drag America into disastrous military adventures in the Middle East .  This become clear to me back in the late 1980’s when I read about such indicators as Zionist schemes to blow the Dome of the Rock to rebuild the Temple of Solomon and expand Greater Israel at the expense of Palestinians.   Subsequent events have proven me to have been prescient
One often hears military personnel make remarks such as “When you join the military, you lose your rights.”  Or, “Officers are not supposed to have political opinions,” or “The military has nuclear megatonnage to go after military personnel who say things they don’t like.” 
However, all of this “conventional wisdom” can be very misleading.  While it is certainly true that personnel in uniform have more limited free speech rights than civilians, the situation is not futile, and there are many strategies one can use to successfully voice ones opinion when necessary.
The best way to view “freedom of speech” issues in the military is to view it as a balancing act between “on the one hand this”considerations vs. “on the other hand that” opposing considerations.   
On the one hand, in order to live up to their oath to protect and defend the Constitution  against all enemies, foreign and domestic, military personnel have to know what the truth is and use rational analysis.  In plain English, this means they have to be able to use the scientific method.   They certainly cannot be scientific if they close their minds to new facts, hypotheses, and alternative explanations.   
On the other side of the free speech debate, the military insists that it has special justification to clamp down on free speech that do not ordinarily exist in civilian life.  This justification is typically a utilitarian “lesser of evils” argument. 
It goes something like this:  “Yes, it is bad to clamp down on individual freedom of speech while in military service.  However, if servicemen are allowed to shoot their mouths off, they could compromise operational security, seriously undermine moral and discipline, and otherwise help cause our defeat in war.  The costs of losing individual free speech rights is outweighed by the greater costs of losing a war.
In rebuttal to this argument, many pro-free speech advocates charge that the military should never be allowed to block free speech, but only delay it as long as required by military operations.  This is in fact Capt May’s position regarding the Battle of Baghdad cover-up.
Another argument against free speech often made by military officials involves the traditional separation between the military and partisan politics in America .  This is meant to provide a barrier of safety to prevent political agitators from stirring up the military into revolt against civilian authority.  This is analogous to the prohibition in the ancient Roman Republic against the Roman Army crossing the Rubicon as it approached Rome .  Indeed, once Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with the Roman Army, the outcome became exactly what the event symbolized  -- the overthrow of the republic by a dictator.  
Therefore, as a rule of thumb, if a military person wants to express an opinion on a highly controversial issue, he generally gains added protection the more he can do it in an off-duty, unofficial, out of uniform capacity in a way that does not undermine ongoing military operations. 
In fact, there has been a longstanding tradition in the U.S. military that individuals are entitled to express their views in off-duty private conversations.  
There are other factors that strengthen the case for free speech.  An individual gains protection if his tone sounds analytical and scientific rather than partisan political. It also helps to position oneself as a whistleblower.  In other words, rather than directly attack the system, find a way to voice ones criticism where one demonstrates that the U.S. Government is not living up to its own standards.  In other words, one is acting out of supreme loyalty, not insubordination.
As part of playing the role of the whistleblower, it helps to document everything, and use proper procedures in making a complaint.  Furthermore, it is important to try to act normal, confident, morally righteous, and personable. Keep a sense of humor! 
Quite often people will treat you based upon the way you behave.  Even if one happens to profess the most  noble cause in human history, if one acts paranoid, under confident, suspicious, and otherwise strange, one takes the risk that people will focus on the personality aberrations and not the cause itself.  This could end up compounding ones problems rather than address the cause. 
There is another extremely important factor that one should weigh in military free speech issues.   In the real world, one can have the bad luck of being subordinated to sociopathic civilian or military authorities who could care less about what should be done.  The only thing they understand are the power cards one brings to the poker table.  In this case, successfully standing up for freedom speech requires a lot more than just moral suasion.  One may need to reach out to the press and other civilian power bases for support, analogous to a game of chess where one does not put a knight on the other side of the board unless it is covered by another piece such as a queen, castle, or bishop. 
As we observed in chapter 14, even this can be tricky.  Sometimes people who work for major media are really enemies working for the other side.  Many civilian organizations that are supposed to help protect rights are run by cowardly, incompetent, underfunded, or otherwise ineffectual people.   
In his Lone Star Iconoclast article about Buswell’s termination, author Stephen Webster described the Army’s reaction to his statement:  So, who benefited from 9-11?  The answer is sad, but simple; The Military Industial [sic] Complex.     His superiors interpreted it as a highly accusatory partisan-political statement.
One might wonder if Buswell could have made his point and yet evaded Army reprimand if he had used some of the techniques I have already described.   For example, he might have declared the ground rules as a whistleblower up front and sounded more “analytical” and “hypothetical”in the tone of his message.  It also helps to always sound factual and very respectful of higher authority and “the system.”  Imagine if Buswell had instead said:

“I take seriously my oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and perceive contradictions in the 9-11 story advanced by certain government officials that compel me to take seriously my duty to act as a whistle-blower against all forms of official corruption.  Asking “who benefits” is certainly a standard practice by detectives for solving crime.  In asking this question in regard to the attack on the Pentagon, I believe that we can generate a list of plausible suspects.  Some examples might include the so-called “military industrial complex,” the subject of a warning by  President Dwight Eisenhower in his farewell speech,” the CIA, severely criticized by President John F. Kennedy for its handling of the Bay of Pigs, the Israeli Armed Forces, denounced by Admiral Thomas Moorer for involvement in the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967, or the Mossad, which has had operatives in America such as Jonathan Pollard arrested for treason by the FBI.  While I do not pretend to have all the answers, I think that it would be productive to continue investigation into these types of potential suspects in a manner consistent with command guidance and procedures. “

If Buswell’s superiors had tried to burn him for making this more artfully worded statement, he probably would have been in a position of maximum strength to find allies within the military as well as among civilians to face down his accusers.  
Nevertheless, Buswell received a lot of sympathetic coverage on the Internet.  One example included the American Chronicle article: “Army intelligence analyst who questions official 9-11 story is honorable patriot."
As mentioned earlier, I do not encourage military personnel to deliberately “act up,” and this has nothing to do with fearing possible sedition charges.  Rather, from my own personal experience as a legal officer and also as an inadvertent free speech defendant within the ranks, I have come to the conclusion that the best chance to “win” in any confrontation with military superiors will occur when one has honestly tried to act within correct procedures and fulfill ones highest duties to the best of ones ability.  One should act defensively by keeping ones guard up and documenting everything as much as possible. If trouble comes, it should clearly come from the initiative of incompetent, corrupt, or abusive people who are stepping outside their bounds.

Update References


2010-10 Jeff Rense: False Flag Target? by Paul A. Drockton

Mark Glenn wrote the book about the USS Liberty with Victor Thorn, an interesting connection to say the least. Thorn came out of nowhere and attempted to hijack the Truth movement with his organization, WING. Many felt that he was also working for the intelligence community. Thorn wrote other books in an attempt to establish his credentials within the 911 movement and did a hit piece on Hillary Clinton. He also started a conspiracy forum.

I have been told by a reliable source that Thorn also works for the Intelligence community. His role appears to be working with others, like Mark Glenn, to destroy the Truth movement from the inside out. He has done his best to destroy Jeff Rense, as the following quote will demonstrate.

"Do we as members of the truth community give a damn about anything any more? If the answer is yes, then when are we going to rise up and finally take a stand about certain issues?

Specifically, Jeff Rense and Alex Jones have been caught red-handed yet again engaging in the act of blatant censorship..." (Source)

Victor Thorn sounds a lot like Mark Glenn, his co-author friend and bosom buddy. Both of them seem to have raised the same issue of Censorship by Jeff Rense. Both have demanded that the Truth movement bow to their self-annointed leadership. Even more revealing is Thorn's praise for his possible employers:

"Also, we need it to be made very clear that:

- The United States Federal government has never censored our work
- George W. Bush has never censored our work
- The CIA has never censored our work
- The FBI has never censored our work
- The NSA has never censored our work" (Ibid)

Indeed. Thorn has taken other cheap shots at Jeff Rense filled with falsehoods and innuendo. (Source) So has Mark Glenn. Victor Thorn's relationship with Mark Glenn could possibly explain why Glenn can support 9 children without holding any gainful employment. Victor Thorn has made a name for himself in the Truth Movement, and it isn't a good one. I quote the following:

"Now that the 911 Truth Movement is gaining momentum, I intend to publish articles naming the names of those alternative
media figures who are "false friends," meaning that they have collaborated with the Bush administration, while posing as helpers of the 911 Truth Movement. My conviction that such people, Victor Thorn and Lisa Guliani among them, are a great danger to the movement and the country.

Thorn and Guliani have done everything they could to sabotage genuine efforts to interdict false flag terror attacks --
and have published articles that make it clear enough that such was their purpose. In this essay I'll stick to what I know as a
principle participant, and what has been published in mainstream, non-alternative venues to back my claims. There
are two particular instances in which the two Wing TV hosts have collaborated with the feds to sabotage the movement and
cooperate with the feds to set up US cities." (More)

I also quote from another article about Victor Thorn:

"Who is Scott Makufka (a.k.a. Victor Thorn)?

Scott Makufka is a taxi driver in State College, Penn., who is also an aspiring writer. One of his published short stories is called "The Blow-up Doll", which tells the story of a young boy's first wet dream.

He now works with Lisa Guliani running an Internet site from his home called WING TV.

WING TV (Makufka and Guliani) clearly have an agenda of attacking 9/11 researchers like Eric Hufschmid and Christopher Bollyn. Who is really behind the attacks on Bollyn and Hufschmid is not clear although Makufka and Guliani certanily appear to be working in tandem with the Anti-Defamation League.

Why is Makufka always wearing a hat? Is he an orthodox Jew like Abramoff? Scott's son has a Hebrew name - Joshua Adam.

Roger Mahon of the Collegian of State College, Penn., wrote an article about Makufka and Guliani in January 2003." (Source)

Based on the hatred and vitriolle that Mark Glenn and his sock puppets are expressing in an attempt to frame this as a Rense vs. Islam fight, I cannot help but believe that they are setting the stage for a Mossad hit on Jeff Rense that will be blamed on "Jihad" and Moslems. The above information needs to be published far and wide to expose their nefarious schemes and perhaps save the life of the best friend the Truth Movement has, Jeff Rense.



Mark Glenn and Victor Thorn: Birds of a Feather, Flock together?

2010-10-24 Mark Glenn and Victor Thorn, Birds of a Feather? by Paul A. Drockton

These are the simple facts:

1. I am a journalist and columnist who is expressing my opinion regarding a public figure's attack on where, among other places, my commentaries are posted.

2. Rense, after receiving a death threat resulting from, and posted by Glenn, and his posted, published rhetoric inciting of potentially radical muslims and others against Rense personally. Jeff then received a phone call on his unlisted office number from Glenn. Rense told Glenn that his efforts to foment HATE and potential physical harm to Rense and staff must stop or he, Rense, would be forced to call in law enforcement (FBI and DHS) to protect himself and his staff.

3. Glenn's demands that Rense censor the general scope of news and commentary on his news service are unacceptable in a free country and were rejected out of hand.

4. Everything from that point on, emanated directly from Glenn and his radical and evangelical supporters. At least one known post critical of glenn was deleted by glenn from his the Comments on own site - his right to do, but it presents a managed and spun picture in the readers' minds.

5. Glenn has employed the classic intel op technique to attempt to enhance his miniscule name recognition by attacking a well known site and defaming its owner scores of times.

6. Rense has not yet called any agency nor made a single public statement about Glenn and his attacks on him personally or his site, or the de facto attack on freedom of the press for Ms Devvy Kidd or Mr. Frosty Wooldridge. Even before the attacks began in earnest by Mr. Glenn, Rense once again had begun a charity effort on his site homepage to raise funds for Dr. Mohammed Miraki, PhD, MA, MA for the children and impoverished of Afghanistan. has done more than any other known internet site to help the victims of zionist American war on Muslim peoples.

7. Even a cursory scan of the homepage fails to show a single zionist author and, in fact, shows numerous stories by Muslim writers. continues to publicize the plight of Muslim peoples of Iraqi, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has done so for 15 years has no equals at the highest level of internet news sites.

8. This entire controversy is all about a man who has lost two radio programs and has a reported history of fighting and internet conflicts with others who won't conform to his own world view.

9. The Disclaimer at the bottom of the homepage and at the bottom of every story hosted by could not be more clear. This is something glenn won't dare mention or acknowledge.

10. Regarding the clear working relationship between glenn and Scott Makufka (sp) alias 'Victor Thorn', above is the book cover clearly showing it. For the record, Makufka and Guliani put on a half hour net tv show for a time and one of their truly incredible attacks on Mr. Rense was a program in which they had constructed a hand puppet to look 'like' Mr. Rense. They added their own 'gay voice' to the puppet and slandered Mr. Rense for most of the entire program.

It was an infamous performance using the same basic intel protocols of slander and defamation with the intent of trying to draw the target into a 'war' with them, thereby wasting the target's time and energy. This same Victor Thorn is Glenn's book partner and associate. It is also interesting to note the assaults on Mr. Rense because of his hair and appearance. It is hard to see how these attacks can enhance the patriot news movement. Mr. Rense is not now, nor has he ever been gay, and supports the rights of all people to conduct their private lives as they see fit.

[Editor's Note: The comments section following this article is also quite interesting].

2006-10-05 Who is Victor Thorn and his "Blow-up Doll?" by Chris Bollyn

Who is Scott Makufka (a.k.a. Victor Thorn)?

Scott Makufka is a taxi driver in State College, Penn., who is also an aspiring writer. One of his published short stories is called "The Blow-up Doll", which tells the story of a young boy's first wet dream.

He now works with Lisa Guliani running an Internet site from his home called WING TV.

WING TV (Makufka and Guliani) clearly have an agenda of attacking 9/11 researchers like Eric Hufschmid and Christopher Bollyn. Who is really behind the attacks on Bollyn and Hufschmid is not clear although Makufka and Guliani certanily appear to be working in tandem with the Anti-Defamation League.

Why is Makufka always wearing a hat? Is he an orthodox Jew like Abramoff? Scott's son has a Hebrew name - Joshua Adam.

Roger Mahon of the Collegian of State College, Penn., wrote an article about Makufka and Guliani in January 2003.

Here is some of what Roger Mahon wrote about Scott Makufka and Lisa Guliani:

"Local author Victor Thorn is no stranger to rejection from the rough publishing world. Throughout his writing career, he has received tons of rejection letters from large publishing houses, which, he says, have been reluctant to publish some of his characteristically edgy material.

"For the last two years, Thorn (whose real name is Scott Makufka) and his girlfriend, Lisa Guliani, have published the work of these artists on their online magazine, Babel Magazine ( [No longer online.]

"This isn't a cookie-cutter magazine," added Guliani. "We put the real world on the page. It's stuff that most places will shun."

"Instead of sending people rejection letters, we'll make suggestions instead of disrespecting them like that," Guliani said, puffing on a cigarette in her and Thorn's home office, from where they operate the Web site.

"Just recently, Thorn edited and compiled what he feels was the strongest material from Babel's first year. The result is Rebellious Confessions (published by Black Sheep Books), a book which deals with such taboo subjects as masturbation, misogyny, fetishes and fellatio.

"Thorn's short story, "The Blow-up Doll", for instance, tells the story of a young boy's first wet dream. In another story that appears in the book, "Latex Dreams," by Stellar, a young woman graphically recounts her first abortion. "Skeletons," a short story by Jeremy Fleming, relates the tale of a young man turned on by the sound of coughing.

"Thorn and Guliani are happy to get these works into print.

"It gives it more of a legitimacy," Thorn said.

Scott Makufka of WING TV in his home-made press pass that is found on-line. It certainly lacks legitimacy.




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