"We should remember that Iran, like Iraq, is a third-world nation without a significant military. Nothing in history hints that she is likely to invade a neighboring country, let alone do anything to America or Israel. I'm concerned, however, that a contrived Gulf of Tonkin-type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran. ... Mr. Speaker, let's hope I'm wrong about this one." —Rep. Ron Paul speech to US House, Jan.1, 2007
I have to hand it to Dr. Paul's hard-core "Paulestinian" adherents, at least half of whom, by my rough estimate, understand the ways of the wicked world much better than the misled masses following the other presidential candidates. Among them it's common knowledge that a "false flag" attack is one carried out against the people of a nation by their own government, then blamed on a bogeyman. Of course, as Dr. Paul noted above, there are variations of the false flag technique—like the faked Gulf of Tonkin attack that the Johnson administration used to press the nation into the Vietnam War.
This week George W. Bush addressed an enthusiastic Israeli Knesset as if it were a Neocon stronghold. He equated a pending war against Iran with standing up to Hitler. He pledged 300 million Americans to military unity with 7 million members of the Jewish state in their turf war with a billion Muslims. His bellicosity was roundly applauded by his audience.
The word around Washington, DC is that Bush has pledged his Neocon enablers that America will take on Iran for Israel before he leaves office in January. Lord knows, few Americans have much of an appetite for new wars nowadays, having found out from the now-old wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that they are much easier to start than to finish. The Bush League has taken that into consideration, though.
"In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in US cities to create public support for a war against Cuba. Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included a possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a US ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in US cities ... to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war." —ABC News, "US Military Wanted to Provoke War with Cuba," May 1, 2001
Adolf Hitler, the German Fuhrer, ordered an attack on the Reichstag within a few months of coming to power, then blamed it on "terrorists." In response to this "terror" attack, he quickly legislated an Enabling Act, set up a national police force to ensure security of the "Fatherland," began building concentration camps for "terrorists" and took his nation to a preemptive war to institute a "Thousand Year Reich."
George W. Bush, the American Decider, provides an interesting parallel. Within a few months of his coming to power, there was a terror attack against his Pentagon and Larry Silverstein's World Trade Center. In response to this terror attack, he quickly legislated a Patriot Act, set up a national police force to ensure the security of the "Homeland," began building concentration camps for terrorists and took our nation to a preemptive war to institute a New American Century.
In 2006, Donald Rumsfeld was hobnobbing with the mainstream media "puppet generals" with whom the Neocons had sold the Middle East war to the American people. They were dismayed by the success of antiwar Democrats in the midterm elections. Lt. General DeLong complained about a "lack of sympathetic ears" in Congress, and a lack of interest among the general American public. Rumsfeld responded: "What's to be done? The correction for that, I suppose, is another attack." —Jason Linkins, "The Correction for That ... Is an Attack, Huffington Post," May 13, 2008,
"At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise ... in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where (the attacks) happened this morning." —Peter Power, interviewed on BBC, July 7, 2005, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKvkhe3rqtc
In February I wrote "False Flag Prospects, 2008 — Top Three US Target Cities"
(http://www.lonestaricon.com/absolutenm/ anmviewer.asp?a= 2514&z=163) as a primer for the growing number of American citizens interested in how false flag attacks happen, and where they may happen next. I identified three cities—Portland, Chicago and Houston—as the most likely places in the United States for the next 9/11. My chief reason was that those three cities had been consistently chosen by the Bush administration for WMD-type terror drills in recent years
When the article was published, the Bush administration had not announced locations for its 2008 terror drills. In the last month, though, it has conducted terror drills with only short notice. At this point it should come as no surprise that the drills involved Portland, Chicago and Houston. Portland and Seattle were targets for chemical catastrophes in National Level Exercise 2-08, begun on Mayday. Chicago was the target for a biological catastrophe last week. Houston was part of a nuclear attack scenario last month.
While the big three targets have been active, the Bush administration has been rehearsing for martial law in Washington, DC—part of the same NLE 2-08 exercises that involved Portland and Seattle. Last month they were practicing mass arrests in three states with Operation Sudden Impact. Just this week they "went live" at a Waterloo, Iowa concentration camp exercise—conducting the largest mass arrest in US history at a kosher meat company after assuring local residents that they were only interested in practice.
Let's hope that the Paulestinian uprising of false flag awareness continues. Our country needs a wary public to keep a close eye on a war mongering Bush League.
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Captain Eric H. May is a former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, as well as a former NBC editorial writer. His essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Houston Chronicle and Military Intelligence Magazine. For his most recent articles and upcoming interviews, refer to his home site at:
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