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The BP Amoco Explosion, Texas City, Texas 30 March 2004, Channel 2 News Houston

 

Chapter 10

The First Ghost Troop Mission
And the Terrifying BP Refinery Explosion


Last updated 6 March 2011

 

The same Saturday, 13 March, that Capt May sent his alert about an impending false flag terror attack in the greater Houston area, his Ghost Troop unit Executive Officer, Capt Jeff Cross, responded with an email using his pen name “BuriedbytheMedia.”  The fear was palpable. 

 

 

Capt. E.M.,

You need to read this page:
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/pages/fema.html
It supports much of your Houston theory
I know a guy who has the hard evidence to support much of what's on that page.
I suggest you get out of Houston .  You're no good to America when your [sic] glowing green-yellow or have smallpox.
I'm going out of town for a week, so I probably won't be able to read anything you send until after then.
God Bless you and the Troop, and by the way, please stop using my name in
your emails.
Thanks much,
BuriedbytheMedia

 

The FEMA discussion referenced by Capt. Cross was as follows:

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Some people have referred to it as the "secret government" of the United States . It is not an elected body, it does not involve itself in public disclosures, and it even has a quasi-secret budget in the billions of dollars. This government organization has more power than the President of the United States or the Congress, it has the power to suspend laws, move entire populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend the Constitution. Not only is it the most powerful entity in the United States , but it was not even created under Constitutional law by the Congress. It was a product of a Presidential Executive Order. No, it is not the U.S. Military nor the Central Intelligence Agency, they are subject to Congress. The organization is called FEMA, which stands for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Originally conceived in the Richard Nixon Administration, it was refined by President Jimmy Carter and given teeth in the Ronald Reagan and George Bush Administrations. FEMA had one original concept when it was created, to assure the survivability of the United States government in the event of a nuclear attack on this nation. It was also provided with the task of being a federal coordinating body during times of domestic disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. Its awesome powers grow under the tutelage of people like Lt. Col. Oliver North and General Richard Secord, the architects on the Iran-Contra scandal and the looting of America 's savings and loan institutions. FEMA has even been given control of the State Defense Forces, a rag-tag, often considered neo-Nazi, civilian army that will substitute for the National Guard, if the Guard is called to duty overseas.

 

This reinforced an important theme we will revisit innumerable times in this book, namely that the true character of certain highly centralized federal agencies is often the opposite of their public image.
Initially May contacted three local FBI agents, the Secret Service, and local police.  He described in his Frank Whalen interview what happened next:

 

Capt May: … The FBI low-level folks talked to me four different times and every time were taking information. But the more information they got, and the clearer the scenario became, and the higher in rank the people I started getting contacted by, the more hostile they became.  So eventually on the 22nd of March, or thereabout, [FBI agent Robert Stult of the Houston FBI] said "Shut up, or we are going to prosecute you." And of course my reply to them was "Shut up!? I am an MI -- an intelligence officer giving you good intel. If you are trying to shut it up, whose side are you on?"

An FBI contact then referred Captain May to a general number at the National Security Agency (NSA) rather than give him a specific department or make the call themselves.
This experience began to crystallize a whole new way of thinking for Captain May. At the very highest levels, the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and FBI do not exist to prevent false flag terror, but rather quite the opposite, to help promulgate it while pretending to defend against it.  Indeed, instances of false flag terror are actually good for these organizations even though they are bad for the general public.  Terrorists help justify their existence and soak more money out of Congress and U.S. taxpayers.
Paradoxically, Captain May was also crystallizing a very old way of thinking at the same time, or at least old in the sense that the American Revolution was fundamentally a libertarian revolution.  This is the same viewpoint we covered in detail in Chapter 6 in our discussion of Harry Browne’s classic Why Government Doesn’t Work. 
The idea that once government grows beyond a certain point, it tends to become more of a parasite than a producer is particularly true when sociopaths rise to the top, or centralized government gets taken over by Zionists or other people with alien ethnic-genetic interests and hostile geo-political objectives. 
Reinforcing this point, we saw in the chapter on 9-11 how the very military exercises that are supposed to prevent terror attacks are in fact a very necessary basis of such attacks to begin with!   The very FBI that is supposed to prevent high level criminality is in fact the ideal agency to confiscate important 9-11 evidence and cover up the Mossad-CIA role in the Oklahoma City bombing and JFK assassination (see Final Judgment by Michael Collins Piper).  The same national media that Americans trust to tell them the truth is in fact the ideal media to sell them lies and cover-ups.  The same FEMA that is supposed to protect against emergencies is in fact the perfect vehicle to use emergencies as a pretext to enslave unsuspecting Americans.

The worst offenders in this category are CIA front organizations.  One example is the State Department’s Foreign Narcotics Control office.  According to Victor Thorn, in “CIA, Heroin Still Rule the Day in Afghanistan ” (American Free Press, 1 Dec 2008), this is actually a CIA front that supports and promotes rather than controls or thwarts drug dealing. 
Thorn describes how this perverted office was put to perverse use by CIA king pin Richard Armitage:

 

…But the real operator in Afghanistan was Richard

Armitage, a man whose legend includes being the biggest

heroin trafficker in Cambodia and Laos during the

Vietnam War; director of the State Department’s Foreign

Narcotics Control Office (a front for CIA drug dealing);

head of the Far East Company (used to funnel drug

money out of the Golden Triangle); a close liaison with

Oliver North during the Iran-Contra cocaine-for-guns

scandal; a primary Pentagon official in the terror and

covert ops field under George Bush the Elder; one of the

original signatories of the infamous PNAC document;

and the man who helped CIA Director William Casey run

weapons to the mujahedeen during their war against the

Soviet Union


Speaking of perverse drug policy, the Bush administration claimed that it invaded Afghanistan to help liberate the country from the oppressiveness of the Taliban.  Yet for all their faults, the Taliban had waged a successful campaign to eradicate most of the opium production in the country.  Following the America takeover, CIA-Mossad completely reversed all of this and promoted opium production.  Afghanistan is now the top opium producer in the world.
Getting back to the warning email about FEMA sent by Capt Cross, subsequent events proved that his fear was on target.  
As one example, American Free Press investigative journalist Michael Collins Piper, in his summer 2007 radio talk show,  described how federal officials in Washington have used the FEMA network as “cover” to ask emergency management personnel in localities around America to collect intelligence on ordinary Americans. 
As another example, “Police State: New Legislation Authorizes FEMA Camps In U.S. by Paul Watson (Global Research, 30 Jan 2009) describes how a FEMA bill is a vehicle for Trojan Horse language:

A new bill introduced in Congress authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to set up a network of FEMA camp facilities to be used to house U.S. citizens in the event of a national emergency.
The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of to providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” according to the bill.
The legislation also states that the camps will be used to “provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations”.
Ominously, the bill also states that the camps can be used to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic collapse.

FEMA provides a perfect cover because most Americans think of “emergency response” as something that is relatively apolitical, much like the Hippocratic Oath taken by their local doctors or the International Red Cross based in Switzerland .
They forget that most dictators in history have used emergencies as a pretext to seize absolute power.  They fail to ask why relatively small European countries such as Norway, Finland, or Switzerland can handle their own emergency response needs, yet U.S. states of comparable population size must somehow feel obligated to get integrated into a consolidated Federal response system where a single individual in a Federal command bunker can control everyone every where. 
Getting back to Captain May and his first terror attack prediction, on March 21 the Associated Press run the following scare story:

 

Claims made about al-Qaeda, ‘smart briefcase bombs,’" stated: "Osama bin Laden’s terror network claims to have bought ready-made nuclear weapons on the black market in central Asia, the biographer of al-Qaeda’s No. 2 leader was quoted as telling an Australian television station." On the same day, another news source reported: "`al-Qaeda Terror’ vowed revenge for the "targeted killing" of Sheik Yassin.

 

On March 23, May contacted an old media colleague, Tara Howard of KTRH (740 AM, Clear Channel Radio), as he recounted in his 19 Jan 2006 Cracking Satan’s Code interview, hr 2:


[Tara Howard] was impressed enough with what I was coming up with one week prior to our target date that she put in a call to FBI National. And FBI National, to cover its butt, please understand me, our thought is the FBI is solidly in bed with the Bush Boys and does what it is ordered. They are like the KGB. They will do exactly what they are told. They will cover up what they are told to cover up and they will kill who they are told to kill. But the FBI, to cover its butt, put out a Gulf Coast alert on 25 March 2004…. there were people throughout the community of Houston, including Sgt John Karshner, Houston Police Department Criminal Intelligence who was working with me. We were talking two or three times a day. People were buying into the scenario.”

 

On 24 March, May sent out another email for mass distribution, and explained his methodology further.

 

Eric May < captainmay@prodigy.net > wrote:

 

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 11:42:32 -0800 (PST)

From: Eric May

Subject: ALERT: 3/31 Al Qaida attack: Houston , Texas by CPTMAY/G TP, 3/7 CAV+Cyber

 

SGT HPD

CPTMAYSEZ 2 GHOST TROOP & POLICE POSSE:

 

Yo y'all, I know it's a grim headline, but I've been predicting a strike against Houston on March 31, 2004 since the 311 bombings -- and have been in constant communications with various police, media, civic organizations. They are all responding in classic bureaucratic fashion: Everyone is covering his ass or following orders to cover the institution's ass. All my principle contacts are going crazy since the film Independence Day aired on Fox Network yesterday, because we've been studying the theory that the film was used as a study of an empowerment scenario, embedded media and genocidal war. It also contains a strike against Houston by a "fighter pilot" president.
Back in early March a Pasadena Police Sergeant was asking me to give him a specific target for my predicted strike against the Houston/Pasadena petrochemicals district. The first thing to leap into my mind was "the San Jacinto Monument ," our Texas version of the Washington Memorial. The sarge whistled under his breath and asked me if I was a Mason, and when I said no he simply said: "There's a lot of cult stuff built into the San Jacinto Monument -- I wish you hadn't said that."
On 311 "Al Qaeda Terrror" blew up the Madrid bombings. Within a day Fox Network was saying that "Al Qaeda Terror" had announced that it was 90% ready for a "Black Wind of Death" attack on the United States . (This was exactly the type of attack mentioned in my Houston Chronicle op-ed about a Houston Refinery District attack).
On 321 "Al Qaeda Terror" vowed revenge for the "targeted killing" of Sheik Yassin, and within a day (322) Fox Network had explained that "Al Qaeda Terror" has a suitcase nuke that it got from Russia -- a plausible enough scenario (supposed to be), and was vowing revenge against the United States.
On 331 "Al Qaeda Terror" will place a suitcase nuke in the Refinery District, and it won't matter if it's placed near to the San Jacinto Monument , because when the Refinery District goes up like an atomic fireball the monument will be vaporized along with everything else within miles.
Watch Independence Day, the movie we of Ghost Troop have been cracking as part of the EMBEDDED MEDIA. Before ten minutes you'll be as frightened as the gentlemen below -- one of whom is a Marine Officer, the other of whom is an Army Officer. Y'all think it's for real yet, boyz and girlz??? Yo, Culmo80@aol.com -- you think this is getting to be URGENT and CRITICAL yet, boy? LOL, what the hell -- be a good Christian by fighting the infowar to inform the public, y'all! I'm getting a little tired of all the "can't do a thing" attitude of the sheep -- weren't y'all trained to be rams?
Last thing, apropos of the pending attack on Houston/Pasadena: The movie "The Alamo" is being marketed already as how "a few had to die so that all could live free." The movie involves the Texan defeat of the Mexicans at San Jacinto Battleground, where they hollered "Remember the Alamo !" It was a slaughter, by the by -- a complete massacre of the Mexicans, who were clubbed to death in the shallow waters that surround the place -- I know it well, since I worked out there for years and in fact married Mrs. May there. Who'd have thought that things would come to this... Well, the movie will be released in April, just in time to push the public into a war of revenge against the "Al Qaida Terror" that did this to Houston at San Jacinto !
I can hear the trailers working up after it all goes down...
"Remember Houston! Remember San Jacinto ! Remember the Alamo !"
...which all together add up to one summary:
EXTERMINATE THE TERRORISTS!!!
By the way, what you're saying and I'm saying is what Alex Jones and other folks playing the scenario through were saying up in the March 20 protest against the war in Crawford. They mentioned the Illuminati, too. Y'all have all made a believer out of me.

 

CPTMAY

 

PS: I've place the op-ed of Houston "Black Wind of Death" attack -- from over a year ago -- above the two letters.



On March 25th, the FBI issued a Gulf Coast terror alert. According to a Knight-Ridder Tribune summary:

Mar. 26--The FBI issued an alert Thursday to tighten security in the petrochemical industry because of uncorroborated information that al-Qaida may try to blow up pipelines and refineries in Texas to influence the November presidential election.
Petrochemical officials said the threat may draw parallels to the terrorist attacks in Spain on March 11 when 190 people died from synchronized...

May commented in his Whalen interview:

   

[The FBI did this on the] strength of the information and the alarm we caused in the Houston media market on the basis of our prediction.    Now the FBI changed it and said it was on the basis of unspecified, uncorroborated foreign intelligence. But the scenario was for a strike. And everyone was on alert. In other words, we had blown their scenario. We had taken the information too high, and now they had to cover their butt.

 

The next day after issuing its warning, the FBI held a secret emergency press conference with local media and police. May was not invited.
Captain May’s residence was originally located ten miles from his expectation of ground zero.  He completed a move to north Houston to be thirty miles away within two days of his prediction date of March 31, 2004.
He quipped in his 19 Jan 2006 Cracking Satan's Code interview, hr 2: “And then one day after we moved here we had a Texas City explosion.”
Indeed, the explosion on March 30th at the British Petroleum refinery in Texas City , Texas sent shock waves through the surrounding community.
Texas City is a petro suburb of Houston , and the event confirmed May’s target and time to within 24 miles and 24 hours. According to May, gasoline futures on the stock market jumped to historic highs and currency markets became unnerved.
More oil is traded in a day by speculators than  is used the entire year (source: Congressman Baird).  If the explosion were due to an inside job designed to profit off of futures markets, it would not be hard for insiders to preserve their anonymity using pseudonyms and offshore accounts amidst the massive volume of daily trading. 
Much later, in March 2011, Capt. May forwarded to this author the following Reuters article which he said had been scrubbed from the Internet. "Read it and the reason will be apparent," noted May.

 

 

Update 3: Fire strikes third largest U.S. refinery

Reuters, 03.31.04, 5:02 AM ET

By Erwin Seba

HOUSTON, March 31 (Reuters) - An explosion and fire rocked a BP oil refinery in Texas, the third-largest in the United States, on Tuesday, driving gasoline prices to an all-time high and unnerving currency markets worried about security threats.
BP.L said there was no sign of "any outside influence" in the blast and fire, which came days after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Texas oil refiners of possible terror attacks ahead of elections in November.
The cause of the fire, which began with an explosion in the gasoline-producing unit at the 447,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Texas City, Texas, was not known, but it did not appear to have been started intentionally, BP said.
"We have no indication of any outside influence on the incident," said company spokeswoman Annie Smith.
BP has been maintaining high security at its Texas refinery after the FBI warning on March 25 of an unsubstantiated threat of an attack.
No injuries were reported due to the explosion and fire, which began around 6:30 p.m. CST (0030 GMT Wednesday), and all plant personnel were accounted for, Smith added. A BP spokesman in London later said the fire was out by 11:00 pm (0500 GMT).
Television reports showed flames jumping over 50 feet (15 metres) in the area, lighting up the night sky across Texas City, located 30 miles (48 km) south of Houston.
Flames could be seen up to two miles away at the start of the blaze. A state highway and streets leading to the refinery were blocked off by police to prevent exposure to the hydrocarbon smoke and residents were instructed to stay indoors.
The rest of BP's Texas City refinery and chemical complex continues to operate normally, Smith said. The London spokesman said it was too early to say what impact on future output the fire might have.

NERVOUS MARKETS

BP and other Texas refiners said last week they had heightened their security since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. and were constantly on watch for possible threats.
Some traders said security fears prompted by the explosion might have triggered the latest dollar fall and helped boost the Swiss franc, traditionally seen as a safe haven.
U.S. unleaded gasoline futures hit an all-time high on Wednesday after the fire, which also revived worries of a motor fuel supply crunch in the peak demand summer months.
Front-month April gasoline on the New York Mercantile Exchange charged to a record $1.1768 a gallon, surpassing a May 2001 record at $1.1750, before easing to $1.1700 a gallon.
In Asian and early European trading, crude oil prices climbed on the back of gasoline strength, and oil company shares led stock markets higher.
Traders said the explosion and fire had eclipsed events at this week's meeting of the producer cartel OPEC in Vienna.
"The impact (of the blast) is much bigger than OPEC because U.S. gasoline demand is expected to be strong this year while inventory levels are low," said Tony Nunan, manager at the international petroleum business of Mitsubishi Corp.
Operations at other refineries in Texas City were unaffected by the BP fire.
Valero Energy Corp. spokeswoman Mary Rose Brown said the company's 210,000-bpd refinery about a mile from the BP complex was operating normally, though emergency crews were standing by to assist BP firefighters.
Marthon Ashland Petroleum also operates a 72,000 bpd refinery in Texas City, which is on the Texas Gulf Coast.


A March 31, 2004 Forbes article titled "Fire Strikes No. 3 U.S. Refinery; Gas Prices Soar" was listed on an articles summary page which stated: "An explosion and fire rocked a BP oil refinery in Texas, the third-largest in the United States, on Tuesday, driving gasoline prices to an all-time high and unnerving currency markets worried about security threats." One can not longer link through to this article.
n“Intelligence insiders didn’t believe the BP official story, though,” May told this author, “Although the FBI assured worried Americans that the event was not intentional, the world oil markets believed Capt. May and Ghost Troop, and gasoline futures reached their highest level in history the next day.  The news of a terror strike (and its prediction) became a major point of anxiety in the annual OPEC conference, according to Forbes Magazine.  The international markets clearly thought the FBI story was a lie and it was.” (9/5/2004 Capt May email RE: Urgent 2, sent 7:17 PM).
"My local police contacts told me that the FBI went down and shut down the scene for the next week with Homeland Security and would not let anyone close," May said. “Local police forces remained on full alert after the 30th, fearing that something worse might take place on the 31st.“

Was all of this just an amazing coincidence?  Are we reading into events more than what is really there?  Let us consider the following key questions, which I will then address individually:
(a)  How do we know this did not happen as a consequence of an honest accident or mere chance?
(b) Why would the Bush cabal choose the British Petroleum refinery in Texas City for a possible nuclear strike?
(c)  Assuming the Bush cabal decided to abort a false flag nuclear attack, why would it set off a conventional refinery explosion rather than simply have nothing happen at all?
(d)  How could the Bush cabal hope to cover up the real culprits behind a false flag nuclear attack for any extended period of time?
(e)  Why did the explosion take place on the 30th and not the 31st as May predicted?

 


(a)  How do we know this did not happen as a consequence of an honest accident or mere chance?

Captain May told this author: "There might be one or two explosions like that of March 30, 2004, in the Houston area every year," he said, "and that makes for long odds indeed against anybody making a random pick within one day of one of those events. I bet all my credibility and contacts on our Ghost Troop prediction — and events proved us right."
In order to properly evaluate Captain May’s prediction capabilities, we need to construct a record of his predictions, match them against their outcomes, and then compare all of this to some baseline of explosions that take place purely by chance or accident.       

Let us skip ahead two years to Captain May’s 23 Feb 2006 interview with Frank Whalen, (4th hr), where he said: “A major petrochemical explosion per month is probably way higher than the reality. The reality is probably one in every quarter….. If there is one explosion per month, the odds against having two predictions within one day, and one prediction spot on, is one in three thousand. If one a quarter, the odds are one in 81,000.”
Between Jan 2004 and Feb 2006, Captain May guessed within one day of two BP Texas City explosions (3-30-2004, 7-28-2005), and right on the very day of a New Caney Pipeline explosion (9-27-2004).  He had been taken by surprise by a major explosion at BP Texas City only once on 3-23-2005, which he thinks may have been deliberate by insiders to score oil futures profits. 
However, Captain May’s track record in predicting explosions, while a helpful indicator of his effectiveness, is not the ultimate measure of his success.  His mission was to prevent a false flag nuclear attack that could be used by the Bush cabal to justify war against Iran or some other Middle Eastern target.  Therefore, paradoxically, Captain May counted as one of his greatest successes his prediction of an explosion on 1-30-2006 that never happened.
What did in fact happen on 1-31-2006 was even more incriminating for the Bush Administration than a refinery explosion.  A Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team appeared on a beach near the British Petroleum Texas City plant the day after his prediction date.   At that time, there were perhaps a dozen WMD CST teams in America . Their mission is to conduct damage assessment and control operations beginning the day after an attack.   The odds of such a team suddenly showing up on a beach near Houston by pure chance are probably less than the odds of getting hit by lightening.  More likely, as Captain May suspected, high level insiders failed to pull all their pre-scheduled pokers out of the fire when they aborted the nuclear mission.
Since Captain May’s mission is to prevent criminal acts by interdicting them with Internet alerts, this creates a paradox when it comes to assessing his track record.  The more successful he is at interdiction, the fewer criminal acts will actually take place to help confirm his predictions!
Therefore, in order to convince the reader about Captain May’s effectiveness, the best we can do is provide a combination of his predictions and circumstantial evidence surrounding outcomes.  
We will probably never be able to decisively prove Captain May’s effectiveness until we can obtain access to declassified government documents or corroborating eyewitness testimony of high level insiders. 
All of this leads to the second obvious question:

 

(b)  Why would the Bush cabal choose the British Petroleum refinery in Texas City for a possible nuclear strike?

The British Petroleum refinery in Texas City sits on one of the most environmentally contaminated sites in the world. Most refineries in America are decades old and need replacement, and the BP plant is no exception. According to one press report, BP self-insures below $300 million. Experts estimate that needed improvements to the BP refinery will cost over $1 billion.
In his 20060705 Turner interview, May commented: “British Petroleum refinery right now is listed as being a 3 billion dollar reclamation project just to get it up to EPA standards.”

"Therefore, a nuke might just do the trick to lay off environmental contamination liability onto ‘terrorists,’" said May. "Once a refinery site is hit with a disaster large enough to qualify for Federal aid or insurance coverage, it might also be able to circumvent enough red tape to fairly quickly build a fully modernized facility."

As noted earlier, the terrorist strikes have involved name parallelism.  Examples include Oklahoma City , Oklahoma and New York City , New York , and Pentagon, Pentagon City .  The BP plant at Texas City , Texas fits this pattern.
British Petroleum itself has been heavily involved in international intrigue.  As one example, in 1953, a year before it changed its name from the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company to British Petroleum, it was a key player in “Operation Ajax”, This was a CIA-MI-6 coup directed against Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh who sought to nationalize Iranian oil.
BP is the third largest petroleum company in the world, and a major British national asset.  It has significant ownership by the British Royal family and elite Jewish families such as the Rothschilds, who are  interconnected with each other.

(c )  Assuming that the Bush cabal decided to abort a false flag nuclear attack, why would it set off a conventional refinery explosion rather than simply have nothing happen at all? 

The most plausible answer can be found by examining the character of the covert operations explained in detail by Michael Collins Piper in his landmark work Final Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy.
Here we see how the Mossad-CIA team likes to piggy back off of ongoing organized crime operations to accomplish many purposes.  I will save one of the most obvious explanations --namely participation by high level handlers in "disaster capitalism" for last. Let us start with some less obvious explanations.
First, Mossad-CIA can manipulate people outside their organizations to commit foul deeds so that they themselves achieve a degree of separation or “plausible deniability.” A primary purpose of the CIA MK Ultra mind control programs was to learn how to program people outside of the CIA to conduct assassinations and then use them as "patsies" if necessary to deflect suspicion away from the agency.
Secondly,  it is very convenient to have organized crime fingerprints surrounding a foul act to deflect suspicion away from Mossad-CIA.
Third, it is much easier to liquidate inconvenient witnesses if they happen to have organized crime connections.  After all, who really cares if mobsters seem to be rubbing each other out in apparent turf battles?  How many people shed tears or screamed for conclusive investigations when mobster/night club owner Jack Ruby rubbed out alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald inside a Dallas police station in 1963?
Using organized crime as the cover story has worked like a charm for JFK assassination going on over four decades.  This is an important reason why Mossad-CIA still invests considerable effort trying to rework this formula wherever possible. 
In Chapter 17, we also provide an extensive quote from The Judas Goats by Michael Collins Piper, which in turn draws upon his research in Final Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination.  Piper believes that the JFK assassination involved a subplot, where members of the CIA believed that they would conduct a fake assassination attempt by Castro-sympathizers against John F. Kennedy.  This false flag attempt could then be used to justify an invasion of Cuba to eliminate Castro and Communism.   Little did they know that at the upper echelon, the Mossad had every intention of making the assassination real.  The problem for the CIA operatives is that once they realized that the exercise had gone live, they realized that they were implicated in crime.
Interestingly enough, in the book By Way of Deception, the Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer, author Victor Ostrovsky talks about how Mossad has created a complete mock up of the JFK assassination site in Israel .  It collects all books, articles, tapes, and other media about the assassination. It instructs new agents that its official explanation is that organized crime conducted the hit. This is the story it promotes to the whole world.  
Later we learn in the book how the Mossad itself runs organized crime around the world, and has a department that does nothing but create cover stories and fabricated evidence for false flag operations.  The Mossad is hardly in the business of conducting academic research to find truth, and yet has invested enormous sums to create a JFK assassination mock-up and all materials related to the event. 
Get the joke?
The JFK assassination conspiracy described by Piper in Final Judgment also provides numerous examples of compartmentalization techniques and the need to be able to conveniently rub out lower level accomplices.
As one example of compartmentalization, former Castro girlfriend and CIA operative Marita Lorenz testified at the second E. Howard Hunt vs. Spotlight trial in 1985 that she rode in a car caravan transporting guns with Lee Harvey Oswald from Florida to Texas just prior to the JFK assassination.  Rather than have an assassin or bomber try to do everything himself, that is, source weapons or explosives, scope out target areas, and bribe critical people, it can much more secure to parcel out these tasks to other people who have different cover stories and cannot see the overall picture.
Lee Harvey Oswald was probably right when he told news media he was set up as a patsy.  As we learn from Final Judgment, Ruby was a Jewish night club owner heavily tied in with Meyer Lansky, the Jewish boss of American organized crime, as well as the Mossad and CIA.
Admittedly, it would be operationally much easier for an Israeli submarine off the Texas Gulf Coast to fire a nuclear-tipped cruise missile at a refinery, but the downside risk for Israel is much harder in trying to maintain a perpetual cover-up compared to using “organized crime.”   
Therefore, the refinery explosions probably involved a layer-cake operation involving both organized crime and misinformed foreign operatives on the ground floor, and Mossad-CIA on the upper floor.  
On the ground floor, there was probably an ongoing organized crime operation that likes to score gasoline futures profits by occasionally blowing up refineries and pipelines.  Most people at this level probably know absolutely nothing about CIA-Mossad intrigues.  All they know is that every time they help make a refinery or pipeline go “bang!” they get big bucks diverted into their offshore accounts by clever confederates who know how to play gasoline futures markets and discretely shift money around into their private bank accounts.
On the second level, we have Mossad-CIA, which ultimately controls the organized crime syndicate below  To help frame Iran or some Middle Eastern country, they will try to get some Iranians involved in the ground floor criminal operations.  These people can be recruited from many sources, such as Iranians who might already be part of the criminal underworld, or Iranians who can be controlled by blackmail.  They can also be duped with some kind of “subplot,” just as parts of the CIA were probably duped into thinking they would be carrying out a fake and unsuccessful assassination attempt against John F. Kennedy.
At the opportune time, CIA-Mossad simply swaps a mini-nuke for a conventional explosive.   Of course the criminals and other operatives on the ground floor are never told anything about this, or else they might get nervous and abort the operation on their own or perhaps even squeal to police or sympathetic alternative media, particularly during this period of a currently free Internet.  All they know is that they will create another explosion which in turn will help to fatten their bank accounts, once again.
In the nuke scenario, some of the ground floor criminals or other operatives would probably get blown up.  This would conveniently eliminate people who know too much and are too close to the real Mossad-CIA plot on the upper floor.. 
Other ground floor criminals or operatives would immediately get their faces on the cover of Time Magazine, much like the alleged Arab hijackers for 9-11 (many of whom turned out to still be alive after their alleged suicide attacks).  Significantly, many people at lower levels of the FBI and media would honestly believe that organized crime or foreign intelligence was involved in the operation, since so many underworld characters and foreign operatives were in fact involved.   
Next thing we know, the Bush administration tells the American public about how the gallant FBI has efficiently uncovered an organized crime conspiracy involving Iranian intelligence that killed over 20,000 friendly Texans, and by God lets retaliate against all them evil Muslims in Iran and grab their oil fields while we are at it.
All of this explains why the Bush cabal probably felt it had to go ahead with a conventional explosion even when it decided to abort a nuke attack.  It needed to keep things “regular” so that the ground floor criminals would not suspect that their superiors were getting nervous over vastly bigger sinister intrigues. Furthermore, it was very important that the lower level criminals continue to get paid off from explosions to continue to buy their continued loyalty and “keep them in the deal.” 
Imagine if you were a Bush cabal schemer.  Wouldn’t  you want these ground floor criminals to simply go ahead and set off their explosions as planned, collect their money, relax, have a beer, and not think too much?  After all, when the time comes to insert a real nuke, you are going to liquidate many of these “useful idiots” any way.  Why make them too wise? 
Conversely, we can also see how a refinery explosion might also serve as a strong indicator for an aborted nuke attack –an