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Dramatization of a nuclear or "dirty bomb" explosion in Portland, Oregon from the mysterious "Operation Blackjack" series posted by the London Telegraph in Jan 2009, as described in Chapter 37 of Book III.

   



Chapter 24


Noble Resolve and the Ignoble Whitewash:
Portland and Phoenix Join the
Terror Target Club


In Capt. May's 15 Oct 2007 second hour interview with Carol Brouillet, he explained why Portland, Oregon started to grab special activist attention:

Carol Brouillet: ...[end of music following break 21:18:11]. Hello, welcome back to Questioning War, Organizing Resistance. I am talking to Capt. Eric May, and so tell me more about Portland.
Capt May: OK, well your last point was that as 9-11 had a multiple exercise going on concurrently, and that indeed is true, as for the misrepresentations we got from various agencies and entities involved in Noble Resolve back in August, there were no multiple exercises. There was only one, and all of them really should have been giving me straight information, because they had straight questions that I was asking the public affairs apparatus. And remember, I know how they are supposed to act, because I used to be one. So we got multiple stories and that was very alarming to us. Until then, Portland did not matter. I mean, you know, Portland meant no more to me than Biloxi. It was just one of a thousand cities in the world or a hundred cities in the country that you could have pulled out of a hat. But when everything started coming in crooked on Portland, and people started lying to us, that all made it more interesting. You know, again, it is like being a high school principle. Once they start lying is when you really start asking the questions. So this was about the same time that Chertoff was starting to talk about his "gut feeling" that we were going to get attacked this summer. The Republican chairman of Arkansas was saying that what we needed was another 9-11. Stu Bykofsky, a neocon columnist out with the Philadelphia Inquirer [Editor's Note: actually Philadelphia Daily News] writing an article called "What This Country Needs Is Another 9-11," everybody was basically praying for another 9-11. And Ouilá! Here is Noble Resolve being set up for Portland. Now at about the time we were getting lied to by all the people about Noble Resolve in Portland, we were lucky recipients from a friendly Internet helper, a document --a quasi official document called the "Day After" report. It was drawn up under the direction of former Secretary of Defense William Perry and published under the auspices of Stanford and Harvard. And in the "Day After" report there were three nuclear warhead demolition maps. Two very general vague ones, not detailed, about Washington D.C. Simulation of a 10K nuclear explosion. And one very detailed nuclear explosion contamination zone map on an unspecified city. And we began to play with it and realized, "My God, this is the city of Portland!" And indeed, the target was the Burlington Northern bridge on the Willamette River which runs through Portland. So we not only had a dubious exercise, and an evasion by all parties about the nature of the exercise, I say evasion, I am just being polite. They were lying. People were telling us lies. Official people were telling us lies. And add to all of this the fact we find that Portland has been drawn up on a nuclear impact map. A downwind prediction map. This parallels a lot --you have heard about how the FBI and CIA training manuals prior to 9-1, they showed a sniper scope focused on the World Trade Centers.
Brouillet: Yes. I have a copy of that.
Capt. May: This is the kind of stuff they love to do. They think they are smarter than we are. And they are right for the most part. You know, they have classification systems, they have insider information. They have a corporate system of presstitution that calls itself the press to reinforce their lies and cover up their mistakes. So they kind of put things in the open. Well, we went ahead and we put the alert out to Portland to be very wary of these exercises. And then of course two months after the exercises comes another nuclear exercise. Now this is interesting. This is two nuclear exercises in a row focusing on Portland. Noble Resolve was specifically and solely Portland, TOPOFF was said to be Guam, Portland, and Phoenix. But it turns out that Chertoff was coming out personally to Portland. And Portland is where they are deploying the majority of the Federal forces. Now this time we discover that the target for TOPOFF 4 will be another bridge on the Willamette River, which is Steel Bridge north of downtown Portland, four miles away from the original bridge of the Noble Resolve exercise. So all that I can say is that they are running the Portland scenario to death, and anybody who is anybody is coming out.


Given the evidence that the Bush cabal had been repeatedly thwarted in Texas City and Chicago, it made sense for malefactors to start sniffing around for potentially softer alternative targets such as Portland and Phoenix . 
Fortunately the Portland story wound up being a success for the “collective intelligence” analysis and “cyber interdiction” capabilities of Capt. May and Portland-based activists.   They ultimately got the Establishment to back off its original nuclear scenario.
However, enough ominous indicators still took place both during and after this exercise, to include the “B-52 Loose Nukes” affair covered in the next chapter, that activists remained convinced that they had thwarted something very dangerous.
Noble Resolve 2 was actually the second exercise in a series.  Noble Resolve 1 was held from April 23-27, 2007.  Capt. May did not find “1” to be particularly scary because it was essentially a preliminary command post exercise without a nuke scenario.   However, Noble Resolve 2, held from August 20-24, not only had a 10-kiloton nuclear explosion scenario, but according to a Department of Defense bulletin, was part of a series of exercises that were supposed to “spiral upward” towards another nuclear attack scenario, again involving Portland , called TOPOFF in October. TOPOFF was slated to become the largest civil defense exercise in American history. 
Phoenix , Arizona , and Guam were also targets in these exercises.  Certainly Phoenix had some characteristics made it vulnerable, just like Portland . For starters, the governor of Arizona was none other than Janet Napolitano (born Winer, probably of Jewish ancestry), who later became head of the Orwellian Department of Homeland Security under Barack Hussein Obama II. She promoted open borders with illegal Mexican immigrants.  Phoenix became the kidnapping capitol of America .  She also promoted the militant homosexual agenda.  She seemed amazingly at home in a state largely controlled by mob money, to include the arch-Zionist Bronfman billionaire family.
Despite these indicators, Capt. May still felt that the preponderance of overall evidence pointed at Portland for a false flag attack.   Nevertheless, Captain May opened up a Ghost Troop Internet discussion board called “ Phoenix Nuclear Inquest” to help residents of Phoenix defend their own city.   After all, Capt. May felt that once a city got on the exercise target list, it was never dropped off, and must always be taken seriously as a target of opportunity.  This included previous targets such as Texas City and Chicago .
In describing Portland indicators, I have tried to organize them according to false flag traits identified in chapter 8.

False flag attacks are usually meticulously planned in advance

The nuclear attack picture depicting Portland came from page 9 of The Day After: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast in an American City,  by Ashton B. Carter, Michael M. May, and William J. Perry. They reported from a April 19, 2007 workshop hosted by The Preventive Defense Project, Harvard and Stanford Universities. This document wound up in the hands of Ghost Troop later that month.
As we learned in chapter 8, false flag operators need to model and rehearse in advance the attack that comes later.  Therefore, this map had to be taken seriously as an indicator.
 

 

 

  The SE radiation spread from a hypothetical 10-kiloton
ground burst extending over downtown Portland , Oregon
from the Harvard-Stanford study.

Interestingly enough, this same report also showed a 10-kiloton fall out pattern spread over downtown Washington D.C.   However, Capt. May reasoned that Washington D.C. was probably not a false flag target.  Instead, the scenario was probably meant to give false flag insiders within the general Washington , D.C. area an excuse to pull another “Cheney in the Bunker,” reminiscent of 9-11. The actual false flag nuking of an American city would in all likelihood be conducted somewhere else in the heartland. False flaggers in Washington D.C. and New York City had already “done themselves.”  Now it was someone else’s turn.    
Another compelling document also fingered Portland , Oregon as a nuke target. 
On April 4th the web site FCW.com published the story “JFCOM [Joint Forces Command] brings virtual world closer to home.” 
This document was also very important as a “smoking gun,” because it not only described the Portland nuke scenario (please see the portion of the text below that I have placed in boldface) but also the mania for highly detailed modeling necessary to support Federal-Zionist central planning (re: totalitarianism) and martial law –right down to the small town America level.  Note also how modeling technology developed for occupied Iraq was transferred to America , supporting the theme that 9-11 and the Middle Eastern military interventionism abroad was ultimately meant as a pretext for the Zionist-controlled police state at home.   (Remember also: “War is the health of the state”).  
Please note also how the ability to model the impact of man-made and natural disasters gives false flaggers the ability to administer just the right terror dosage levels to keep American sheeple in line, much like the way an anesthesiologist needs to know the precise dosage of drugs given surgical patients to put them under without killing them.  Lastly, this document also describes the Orwellian Department of Homeland Security trying to wrap its tentacles more deeply around major military commands –another red flag.
This document has since been scrubbed from its server, but I have saved and reproduced it below.  I have boldfaced below a section that was later
denied by Noble Resolve 2 participants at the Oregon National Guard headquarters who I visited during the exercise.
Last, but not least, before we get to the document, let me provide the usual caveat I provided when speaking with military personnel.  Normally I am a strong supporter of military exercises, civil defense, and anti-terror exercises –if honestly conducted. For example, I have always admired the Swiss who have historically been vastly better prepared than Americans in terms of civil defense.  However, I vehemently object to military exercises that get highjacked by “Circle B” and “Circle Z” malefactors, such as during 9-11.  Also, while I believe that the overwhelming majority of U.S. military personnel who conduct these exercises are genuinely patriotic and well intentioned, I believe the Circle B & Z folks at the very top are unspeakably evil, treasonous enemies of our republic, and have cleverly embedded their evil intent within official-sounding documents, to include the one below:
      

FCW.com STORY

JFCOM brings virtual world closer to home

 

By Josh Rogin

Published on April 4, 2007

After modeling every building in Baghdad in virtual space, U.S. Joint Forces Command is turning its technology and attention to a much closer location: the Tidewater area of Southern Virginia . JFCOM will soon begin using its highly advanced modeling and simulation environment for homeland security scenarios.
Noble Resolve, a series of experiments beginning April 23 in Suffolk , Va. , is a follow-on to the Urban Resolve experiments JFCOM ran in 2006. The effort will bring together JFCOM, Northern Command, the Homeland Security Department and the commonwealth of Virginia to model responses to a terrorist attack. Scenarios involve a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb headed to Virginia from a foreign country.
“We’re taking what we learned with the overseas environment and bringing that back to the U.S. ,” said Navy Capt. John Kersh, head of the Joint Innovation and Experimentation Directorate’s Joint Context and Homeland Defense Department. JFCOM’s Unified Quest 2006 war game also shaped Noble Resolve by identifying issues associated with a “loose nuke” coming from overseas, he said.
Noble Resolve will examine how to deter, prevent and respond to a nuclear attack on the United States . At one point in the experiments, the bomb will explode inside the simulation, Kersh said. Noble Resolve will also strive to create processes for interactions among local, state, national and international officials, he added.
In 2006, JFCOM led the Urban Resolve 2015 experiments. The largest modeling and simulation system ever built, UR2015 included more than 2 million individually simulated objects interacting in Baghdad in the year 2015. UR2015 was used to test current, future, and experimental strategies and technologies for fighting in an urban environment based on present and anticipated threats.
UR2015 brought together dozens of military simulations in a federated architecture. The Army’s Omni Fusion simulation, which models their Future Combat System, was part of UR2015. Northern Command will follow the same inclusive, open approach.
Under the architecture, new simulations can be added to increase the system’s overall power. For example, the system could also predict damage from floods and hurricanes using the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s blast effects model, officials said.
“We’re associating all of these modeling and simulating [techniques] for homeland defense… we’re building a confederation,” Kersh said.
Key to Urban Resolve and Noble Resolve is a technology called the Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation that was developed by a team at Purdue University . SEAS attempts to model nonkinetic effects of military operations in a civilian setting, or PMESII factors. The acronym stands for political, military, economic, social, infrastructure and information effects.
The first part of Noble Resolve will take place between April 23 and 27. In August, Noble Resolve 2 will coordinate with officials in Oregon to model a nuclear attack on Portland . Both efforts are in preparation for DHS' Top Officials exercise in October.
JFCOM officials have said they plan to build intricate models of more cities. The goal is a fully functioning virtual model of the entire world, known as the Sentient Worldwide Simulation. The simulation, still in the conceptual stage, is envisioned as a “synthetic mirror of the real world” that will automatically follow real events in real time, according to the concept paper.

 

False flag attacks usually coincide with major military exercises

The August 16th, 2007 interview by Teresa Mitchell of KBOO radio in Portland with Captain May –four days before the onset of Noble Resolve 2-- described how a huge exercise, combined with local media indifference, painted a very troubling picture indeed:

Teresa Mitchell: … Recently there was a war game called Valient Shield which was held off Guam, which is a long way you might think from where Persia is. However, the war games were so massive, and so aimed at an aerial attack that they became a rather obviously pointed at Iran . Here is some information from Hickam Air Force Base, reported by the Associated Press.

U.S. military wrapped up a major training exercise in the Western Pacific with the Air Force reporting Tuesday that its tanker planes transferred 2.3 million pounds of fuel to airborne aircraft during the eight days of the operation.

Let us stop right there and say, again, 2.3 million pounds of fuel to airborne aircraft means that is the biggest war game I have ever heard of. Not 2.3 thousand. Not 230,000. 2.3 million pounds of fuel to airborne aircraft. Returning to the article:

In all, more than 2,900 sorties were flown off Guam during the maneuvers.

Can you imagine that? It was dubbed Valient Shield. The exercise featured more than 22,000 troops. It goes on and on. You can find that on Associated Press. Use key words " Guam " and "Valiant Shield." Go ahead [Capt May] --
Capt May: Well that may be in tandem -- we have fighters, of course, stationed in the three carrier groups currently in the Persian Gulf . That is the heaviest concentration of naval forces ever put in the Persian Gulf . And the Guam strategic exercises would be the heavy --the bomber-- component of an air war on Iran .
Teresa: It is putting pieces together that causes my concern. It is not just Valiant Shield, but of course the fact there is another core exercise which is just as quiet to the public as is Valiant Shield, and that is called the Malibar exercise, which are scheduled to take place in September in the Bay of Bengal, and that, if you draw an arc from Guam along the route they would need to take to get there, aims the fleet directly at Persia --at Iran. That will be a massive war game. That is off the public's radar, so to speak. And that will include the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk's Battle Group, and also the Nimitz. These are things that as I mentioned in the last several weeks should be topics of conversation and are simply unknown.
Capt May: Right. The job of the media is to inform and entertain about inconsequential or irrelevant things, but to dis- or miss-inform regarding matters that are of consequence, with the excuse, of course, that the public just is not ready to worry its poor little head about it.
Teresa: Exactly.
Capt. May: We constantly have these cycles of exercises and military observers like me or anyone who is trained to watch this stuff always watches those cycles. War games that can be turned into wars, exercises that can be turned into false flag attacks, these are the natural things that an aware public should be monitoring, or more specifically, since the public isn't expert in these things, should have monitored for them by aware correspondents. It should not be the case that the Lone Star Iconoclast and KBOO Radio are the two journalistic entities trying to make sure that Portland stays safe. There should be about twenty journalistic entities in the state of Oregon that take care of that. We just have the story here.
Teresa: I believe you are correct in that, and it is the context that makes the story, and that is the difficult thing to get across to presses populated by conformists…


False flag attacks exploit image and illusion

In Capt. May’s interview with Teresa Mitchell of KBOO Radio, Portland , Teresa asked why the Bush cabal pick would want to pick on Portland , Oregon , of all places?
Please recall from chapter 8 how false flaggers like to exploit icons and even create illusions through media pre-conditioning.  The fact that Portland may seem too “innocently” part of the “heartland” to get hit is in fact one of the strongest reasons for it to get zapped, just like Oklahoma City .  False flaggers like to maximize psychological shock effect in order to, as George Bush put it, “catapult the propaganda” and maximize public outrage.  Why not hit the proximate end of both Lewis and Clark expedition (the mouth of the Columbia River is about seventy three miles away) and the Oregon trail ( Oregon City , Oregon , is about 14 miles away) as well as a last refuge of “green” politics and California white flight?   The Pacific Northwest definitely has its own iconic value as a dream mecca of 19th century “Manifest Destiny,” much like the buildings used by Hollywood for the movie Independence Day (described in chapter 7), or various scenes used by Alfred Hitchcock thrillers such as Mt. Rushmore (North by Northwest, 1959) or the Statue of Liberty (Saboteur, 1942).

False flag attacks typically have occult symbolism

Recall that false flaggers usually have occult and “gang signature” peccadilloes. This includes name duplication patterns.  We have already seen this pattern with Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , New York City , New York , Pentagon, Pentagon City , and Texas City , Texas .  Indeed, there is an Oregon City, Oregon close to Portland , complete with an “End of the [ Oregon ] Trail” museum and interpretative center.

False flaggers require both national and local control

The most obvious move to enhance local control during this period was the signing on 9 May  2007 by President Bush of National Security Presidential Directive 51, enabling him  and the Department of  Homeland Security Agency to establish a dictatorship in the event of a national catastrophe.  This was discussed in greater detail in the preceding chapter.
Portland itself qualifies as a “soft target” from the viewpoint of the predator-vs-counterpredator ecological model I have discussed in chapter 6.  Along most major criteria, it is the exact opposite of a viable “resistance community” that might comprise a “hard target” to a sophisticated threat like Mossad-CIA.
I have already provided some background on the Jewish community and its very strong global relationship with the Mossad in chapter 5.  In chapter 6 I discussed the characteristics of grass roots communities capable of effective militant resistance, such as the Puritan-descended patriots who fought at Lexington and Concord or the Watauga settlement of eastern Tennessee, home of the famous “Overmountain Man” militia that played a key role in surrounding and defeating Britain’s best at the Battle of King’s Mountain in South Carolina.
Let us examine Portland ’s vulnerabilities from this perspective.   For starters,   Portland ’s newspaper of record, the Oregonian, is owned by the Jewish Newhouse family out of New York City .  Worse yet, from 1993-2005 Portland ’s mayor was the very liberal Jewess named Vera Katz.    This gave plenty of time –12 years in fact—to help “prep” the area.  Please recall in chapter 1 how Capt. May personally observed Houston area media also getting “prepped” by  Zionist co-tribalists shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing.
There is strong evidence that certain key officials were highly blackmailable, and hence controllable by Mossad-CIA.  In my 24 Oct 2009 Lone Star Iconoclast article “The Real Drill”:

The senior partner of a leading downtown Portland law firm said that he knew very little about [the October 2007 exercise] TOPOFF. He felt that the bigger story involves recent allegations that the current Oregon Governor and local Multnomah County Sheriff tried to cover up the Neil Goldschmidt scandal involving an illicit affair with a 14-year-old girl. (Goldschmidt was a former Portland Mayor and Oregon State Governor).

Top posts in Portland had also been infiltrated by militant homosexual sympathizers as well as Jews.   Tom Potter, who served as Portland ’s mayor from 2004 to 2009, was a flaming political liberal.  According to Wikipedia (April 2009), “Potter, as the city's former chief of police, has marched in his police uniform in Portland's annual gay pride parade to show his support for [his openly lesbian daughter]  Katie [2] and has spoken out in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, including Katie [3] and her partner, police officer Pat Moen.”
There was also strong evidence that the Department of Homeland Security was spreading money around, buying people off, under the guise of making Portland into a star “synthetic city” in the war on terror. Please recollect from other chapters Capt. May’s view that the real purpose of the Orwellian Department of Homeland Security, then run by arch-Zionist Michael Chertoff, is to secretly organize and sponsor false flag attacks, not prevent them, while simultaneously spying on Americans and conditioning them to live in a police state.
According to an article published a year earlier by Portland Indymedia in August 2006 by “Mr_DNA” titled “Swan Island Networks Role in Portland Drills:”


    Portland Seeks Designation as First 'Synthetic City'
                                         by Mr_DNA

Technology in the war on terror now key to homeland security

Portland, OR - August 18, 2006 -

On Friday, August 18, a group of federal, state and local officials, academics, and private sector leaders will convene on the campus of Portland State University to talk about a potential transfer of power. Under discussion is the notion that technology used to fight the war on terror abroad could soon be applied to homeland security needs... and that Portland , Oregon could be an early test-bed for such transfers.
According to the Regional Alliances for Infrastructure and Network Security (RAINS), a central player in the development of homeland defense technology solutions, the primary military technology under consideration for transfer is "synthetic city" software—a digital information platform that fuses data from a variety of real-world sources, such as 9-1-1 centers, atmospheric sensors, smart buildings, health networks, and intelligent transportation systems—then organizes and displays it all in a 3-D geographical modeling and simulation environment.
"Our military friends are going to be demonstrating some very cutting edge technology—sort of the ultimate Sim City," explained RAINS' chairman Charles Jennings, "They'll be displaying virtual version of the real Portland, with real-time data inside." Jennings is the CEO of Portland-based Swan Island Networks.
The "Synthetic Portland" conference brings together participants from around the country, representing all levels of government, large federal contractors and system integrators; information technology vendor companies; universities; hospitals; and various types of non-governmental service organizations.
Also participating will be representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration; United States Joint Forces Command (JFCOM); the Information Assurance Directorate of the National Security Agency; and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"We are excited to have such an innovative technology conference in Portland —especially since its ultimate purpose is to increase public safety," said Matt Lampe, the City of Portland 's Chief Technology Officer. This new technology, like the Internet, was developed by the military and now, the military is actively exploring its use and potential in civil environments to improve emergency response, transportation systems and sustainability practices.
The central purpose of new synthetic city technology is to generate predictive models that can be used by the real city to prepare for and manage emergencies, increase public safety, and generally improve urban quality of life….

As I explained in chapter 6, viable resistance communities require business, political, and religious leaders who are deeply committed towards defending the racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, and political integrity and self-determination (or “popular sovereignty”) of the local community.   People who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the higher cause of their nation, people, or religion are much harder to bribe or intimidate by false flag operators than rootless, self-indulgent, permissive liberals who support an alien Zionist agenda, or who will otherwise do anything for money.  As previously explained, militant homosexuals sympathizers tend to be self-indulgent leftists.
I can speak from personal experience about the naïve liberalism of the greater Portland , Oregon area, having lived there from 1994 to 2007.  For most of that time, I worked as a stock broker, where my mission was to make contact with community leaders and high net worth individuals.    In playing defense during Operations Noble Resolve and TOPOFF, I spent many days contacting local police and sheriff’s departments and other first responders.  I also contacted top local business leaders, lawyers, and other professionals. 
None of the individuals I contacted was particularly conscious of a false flag threat. Very few either knew or really cared that 9-11 was an inside job.   Nor did they know anything about Mossad-CIA.  They could care less about importing Asiatics and other nonwhites to biologically replace and take jobs away from local whites, nor did they give a hoot about exporting basic industrial infrastructure abroad if it could make them a quick buck.
In fact, I wrote about this shocking naïveté and lack of social responsibility in my 24 Oct 2007 Lone Star Iconoclast article  The Real Drill” which includes specific comments by various community leaders.  In American Revolutionary terms, I felt more like I was dealing with degenerate rabble rather than hardy Wataugans, brave Minutemen, and Jeffersonian practitioners of republican virtue.                                                                              
Naïveté and lack of local social cohesion obviously means vulnerability to a ruthless international crime syndicate like Mossad-CIA.  As Capt. May has commented in his interview, false flaggers have to put the public to sleep with a false sense of security before they can successfully hit them.

Insiders typically profit and get rid of white elephants

Obviously on a national level, the Bush administration would benefit from getting its causus belli to attack Iran after the Portland nuke was blamed on Iran . 
However, we also need to look at who would profit on a local level, and what white elephants might get conveniently replaced.
According to one source, the facilities of a major freight company close to a likely ground zero point in Portland were aged.  The management was looking to close them down.
We can also ask if the fallout map might support a lucrative real estate redevelopment play.  While I lived in Portland , I heard from many sources that Portland is one of the fastest growing cities in America , expected to double its population in ten years.  Rather than “go West young man,” the conventional wisdom to get rich in real estate is often “to get in the way of the growth of the city.”  I heard this phrase quite a lot when I worked as a commercial and industrial real estate broker for ten years in the greater New York City area.
To date, Portland ’s developmental pattern of prime office buildings and residential real estate has extended southward, southwest, and westward from its central business district.    Looking at the fallout map of Portland , most prime high office buildings are south of Burnside Street, west of the Willamette River , and confined in their expansion from the west by the hills of Forest Park (see the green area).  Many executives commute within a thirty minute drive from tony bedroom communities such as Lake Oswego and West Lynn about ten to fifteen miles to the south, or perched high up in the Portland Hills, or from westward across the hills in the flat lands of Beaverton and Hillsboro (also known as “Silicon forest,” with its own strong economic base consisting of a major Intel manufacturing facility, other chip plants, and the Nike headquarters).  The area covered by the  fall out on the map tends to have lower income housing, with areas populated by blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities, as well as many areas zoned for industrial use on both sides of the river.  Attempts to “colonize” the east side of the river with major new real estate developments in recent decades, such as the Lloyd Center office complex, a pro-sports complex,  and a convention center near NE Lloyd Avenue on the map have failed miserably to gentrify the surrounding areas or lure more class A office space.  However, there have been some symptoms of gentrification moving northward towards Burnside, such as the redevelopment of buildings with quaint 19th century edifices near the Willamette and the emergence of  some “artsy” and “Yuppie” shopping areas and communities closer to Forest Hills .  (Another saying common in the speculative real estate business is “follow the artists.”)   
There is also an antiquated industrial steel lift bridge by NE Lloyd Avenue on the map that remains an eyesore, despite a multimillion dollar redevelopment project that was completed on both sides of the Willamette just to the south of it (See the photo of the “steel bridge” in the TOPOFF chapter).   It will probably never be replaced short of getting nuked because it gives both major railroads and a light rail system a vital Willamette River crossover point.
Therefore, if nuke went off, the fallout area on the map would likely give developers an opportunity to pick up land pennies on the dollar, kick-start massive Federal disaster aid, replace the ugly steel bridge, and rezone industrial and low density residential land for high rise office and luxury condos.  All of this might in turn accelerate the northward gentrification theme supported by continued white flight to the great Pacific Northwest .

Top dissidents blow the whistle, identify foreshadowing

In his 4 Sept 2007 article “Foreshadows of the Kennebunkport Warning” Capt May described high level insiders worried about a contrived attack on Iran :

Texas Congressman Ron Paul was quite direct in his Jan. 11 speech to the U.S. House of Representatives: "I am concerned," he said, "that a contrived Gulf of Tonkin- type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran ." For years Paul has been saying that post-9/11 contrivances such as the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Agency and the US Northern Command, if not abolished, will result in our loss of civil liberties and the establishment of a US dictatorship.
Colonel Ann Wright, a former diplomat and retired Army Reserve officer, gave an April 16 speech at Brown University . In it she decried the massive buildup of US naval forces in the Persian Gulf . "There will be a war there," she said, adding "the United States will cook up something and say ‘the Iranians did this to us, so we’ve got to retaliate.’"


Allen L Roland’s  Feb 20, 2007 OpEd News article “The Only Way Out for Bush  is War With Iran  started with both an insightful quote and an important observation about Bush’s battle plans:

      " Either man is obsolete or war is. War is the ultimate tool of politics. Political leaders look out only for their own side. Politicians are always realistically maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers:" R. Buckminster Fuller


The only way Bush can avoid a humiliating failure in Iraq and the inevitable investigations is to find a pretense to attack Iran , knock out their nuclear facilities, inflame the Middle East in violence and claim he did it to protect America as well as Israel .
War is the ultimate tool of politics and the Cheney/Bush administration will continue to use it unless Congress takes it away from them. The handwriting is on the wall for I predict that the present surge in Iraq will soon create a high casualty attack on U.S. forces (who are being used as pawns) which will then be blamed on an Iranian connection ~ thus instituting the trigger for a preemptive attack on Iranian military and nuclear facilities.
BBC news carried America 's attack plan for Iran on last nights news but it wasn't even mentioned on the Jim Lehrer News hour.
Here it is, and if it sounds vaguely familiar, think 2003 with Iraq .

Allen L Roland http://blogs.salon.com/0002255/2007/02/20.html


U.S IRAN ATTACK PLANS' REVEALED

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/middle_east/6376639.stm

US contingency plans for air strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites and include most of the country's military infrastructure, the BBC has learned.
It is understood that any such attack - if ordered -would target Iranian air bases, naval bases, missile facilities and command-and-control centres….

 

In his April 30, 2007 Lone Star Iconoclast interview, Captain May explained his own interpretation of Bush cabal belligerence:

ICONOCLAST: Do you think he will attack Iran ? Do you think he can?
MAY: Well, a better question might be do I think he can avoid doing it. More and more people are breaking the code of silence on the 9/11 treason and it’s catching up with the Bush administration. A couple of months ago Congressman Dennis Kucinich, in a Washington D.C. peace rally, said that the truth about 9/11 must come out to the American people. Shortly afterward, Rosie O’Donnell accused Bush of "treason" on ABC’s "The ‘View," then specified the nature of the treason charge a few days later by saying that the government had perpetrated the 9/11 attacks. The U.S. media can’t continue to cover up the facts of 9/11 forever. One damning fact is that Bush only reluctantly showed up for a one-hour testimony with the 9/11 Commission, refused to let anybody leave the room with notes, refused to take an oath before he testified, and insisted that the vice president come along to coach him. It’s very hard not to smell a rat on the 9/11 matter….


In another part of this same interview, Capt. May explained why a city such as Portland would likely get hit by a false flag nuke rather than a conventional attack:

ICONOCLAST: Would a reason not to go into Iran be that our military is broken, at least the ground forces?
MAY: Yes. If we hit Iran it’s going to have to be a strategic air strike. That’s why Bush keeps sending carrier groups out to the Persian Gulf , to practice for an air war, and has made a Navy aviator, Admiral William Fallon, the new CENTCOM commander.
ICONOCLAST: But we couldn’t win in Iran by air power alone, could we?
MAY: Not without going nuclear, but the next 9/11 is supposed to be nuclear, remember? If we had a nuclear 9/11, then we’d have a nuclear war against Iran . If we had another conventional 9/11, then we’d have a conventional war against Iran . What’s certain is that we are going to blame Iran for whatever kind of false flag attack we construct and carry out against ourselves. You see, the false flag terror attack is the catalyst that determines the outcome. If we want a nuclear war against Iran then we have to have a nuclear 9/11 to warrant a nuclear response — and a nuclear 9/11 is what the U.S. media is setting up to blame on Al Qaeda, probably "sponsored" by Iran….

In the 12 July 2007 PrisonPlanet.com article Peace Mom warns of false flag terror as she prepares to take on sell-out Pelosi” by Paul Joseph Watson described how Cindy Sheehan shared many of Capt. May’s views.  In addition, she described the breakdown in Congress for failing to carry out the popular mandate resulting from the Nov 2006 elections to end the war in Iraq .  

 

 


Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan, the famous Peace Mom who recently expressed her intention to run against Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco, says there's a "distinct possibility" that America will be hit with another staged terror attack that will allow Bush to enact the martial law provisions he recently signed into law.
Sheehan spoke to The Alex Jones Show as she prepares to embark on a two week trek towards Washington to confront Pelosi [the Democratic Speaker of the House who many anti-war activists felt had sold out a 2006 election mandate to end the war and impeach George Bush].
Asked what she thought of numerous recent comments on behalf of politicians, military analysts and GOP kingpins that the Bush administration needs more terror to save a doomed foreign policy, along with recent legislation that establishes the framework for martial law in the event of an emergency, Sheehan was open to the plausibility that another false flag attack could be visited upon the American people….
“Does anybody think that [Bush’s] recent presidential decision directive [NSPD-51] wasn’t for declaring martial law and suspending elections – that’s why they have to be stopped,” added Sheehan.
Recently liberated from the straightjacket of partisan control, Sheehan attacked the Democrats for failing to achieve what they were voted in to do last November.
“The culture of corruption doesn’t stop at the Republican party and people need to realize that Democrats are not our saviors,” said Sheehan.
“Over 600 soldiers have died since the Democrats took over power and many thousands of Iraqis, the blood is on their hands, they have the power to stop it and support our troops, support the people of Iraq, save America from more threats from the Bush administration and get them out of power,” added the anti-war activist.
Sheehan told Pelosi that if she didn’t have impeachment on the table by July that she would run against her in San Francisco and the Peace Mom has now taken that course of action.
“I will run against you and I will give you a run for your money,” challenged Sheehan.

In his 21 July 2007 article “"Cheney Determined To Strike In US With WMD This Summer: Only Impeachment, Removal or General Strike Can Stop Him"  leading 9-11 Truth activist Webster Tarpley provided another excellent situation summary:

 

A few days ago, a group of lawyers from western Massachusetts met with the local congressman, Democrat John Olver. Their request was that Olver take part in the urgent effort to impeach Bush and Cheney. Olver responded by saying that he had no intention of doing anything to support impeachment. He went further, offering the information that the United States would soon attack Iran , and that these hostilities would be followed by the imposition of a martial law regime here.
According to reports in the British press, the Cheney war party has gained the upper hand in the secret councils of the Bush White House, pushing aside the purported hesitations of Miss Rice, Secretary Gates, and the NATO allies to chart a direct course towards war with Iran:
'The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned. The shift follows an internal review involving the White House, the Pentagon and the state department over the last month. Although the Bush administration is in deep trouble over Iraq , it remains focused on Iran . A well-placed source in Washington said: "Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo." at a meeting of the White House, Pentagon and state department last month, Mr Cheney expressed frustration at the lack of progress and Mr Bush sided with him. "The balance has tilted. There is cause for concern," the source said this week. "Cheney has limited capital left, but if he wanted to use all his capital on this one issue, he could still have an impact," said Patrick Cronin, the director of studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.' ("Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran ; Military solution back in favour as Rice loses out; President 'not prepared to leave conflict unresolved'", Guardian, July 16, 2007.)

 

Lastly, on  August 19th,  Alex Jones’ infowars.com web site republished an alert created by the Oregon Truth Alliance.

This was very significant, because it not only demonstrated that Portland had developed its own viable local cyber resistance, much like the “Lone Lanterns” who played defense for Chicago in chapters 11, 19, and 22, but also because for the first time major alternative media pundit Alex Jones, based in Austin Texas, made common cause with Captain May to prevent a false flag attack.


Portland to Host Terrorism Drill “NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2
Citizens Warn of Established Pattern for Such Drills to go `live…’

This is an urgent advisory notice from concerned citizens of Oregon and Washington about an upcoming U.S. Joint Forces Command emergency management exercise known as NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 that will simulate terrorism or disaster scenarios in the Lower Columbia River Basin between Aug. 20th and Aug 24th, 2007.
NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 was designed and will be directed by U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) and the Department of Homeland Security. We are aware of no public notice concerning this exercise, but preliminary investigation has revealed that Oregon National Guard officials and federal officials will conduct the drill. Details from official sources are minimal.
This advisory is to document our concerns, raise public awareness and urge citizen action based on the following facts:
1. NOBLE RESOLVE is a computer-based simulation of a large-scale emergency situation (e.g. earthquake, hurricane, tsunami, or terrorist attack with nuclear weapon) in order to train for managing all aspects of the emergency response through comprehensive software.
2. Military exercises such as NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 have a recent history of coinciding with lethal “live” events. This occurred both at the start of Desert Storm in 1990 and on 9/11/01 when five or more major military or security exercises were in progress on the very day of the actual attacks. The same phenomenon occurred with the London Bombings of 7/7/05 during which a drill concerning multiple bomb attacks was being staged on that day.
3. Vice President Cheney, Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff and former Senator Rick Santorum have all warned of a new 9/11 attack this summer, but are giving no evidence in support. Chertoff based his prediction on a “gut feeling”.
4. The May 2007 Presidential Directive NSPD 51 (HSPD 20) addressing “continuity of government” in the event of a massive emergency, includes secret "annexes" which are pertinent additional documents. Some US Congressional Committee on Homeland Security members such as Rep. Peter DeFazio have written to formally request permission to review these secret "annexes" and have twice been denied access by the White House.
5. This particular exercise, NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2, includes one scenario involving an unaccounted for, "loose," ten kiloton nuclear weapon, exactly as Vice President Cheney hinted in recent interviews. Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff claims he fears the same.
6. The plummeting support for the GOP has triggered comments from its members and analyses of its current political strategy that point to a new 9/11 attack as a contributing factor to GOP political salvation. Moreover, it appears that legends or back stories are being disseminated to support just such an event.

 

This alert proceeded provided an impressive list of references to support its arguments.   It’s national exposure also probably played a key role in causing Noble Resolve 2 participants to back peddle on the original nuke scenario.  

Opinion leaders condition the public to accept the terror concept and inevitability of attack, while local controlled media cover up leading false flag indicators

On April 15, 2007, Dick Cheney told NBC’s Tim Russert on Meet the Press: The greatest threat now is `a 9/11 occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities.’
Gee, thanks Dick, we’re just so glad you stay on top of things.  Capt May’s 6 August article “A Dawning Dictatorship? (911-2B & NSPD-51”), described the continuing Establishment snow job and growing skepticism in the heartland.

Half of the American people believe that the Bush administration is on the hunt for Al-Qaeda for the 9/11 attacks. Another half believe that 9/11 was a Bush administration inside job, attributable not to Al-Qaeda, but to "Al-CIA-duh." Both halves, though, agree on one thing, and aren’t shy about saying it: This summer we are likely to suffer another terror attack, a "911-2B."
June 3, 2007, Dennis Milligan, Chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party: "I believe fully the president is doing the right thing, and I think all we need is some attacks on American soil like we had on [Sept. 11, 2001]."
July 1, 2007, ABC News: "A secret U.S. law enforcement report, prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, warns that al Qaeda is planning a terror "spectacular" this summer."

In his 25 July 2007 Lone Star Iconoclast article “Next  9/11, Summer, 2007?”, May noted:

7/10/07, Homeland Security Agency Director Michael Chertoff told the Chicago Tribune that he had a "gut feeling" that Al Qaeda would attack us this summer.
The next day, on 7/11/07, a leaked National Intelligence Estimate affirmed Chertoff’s gut feeling by announcing that Al Qaeda is rested and ready to hit us again with a 9/11-2B attack.
Last week reliable Bush sirens Condi Rice and Judith Miller made the rounds with obliging TV talking heads, discussing the enormity and inevitability of 9/11-2B.

Back to May’s article “A Dawning Dictatorship?” which further noted: 

July 11, 2007, Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security chief: "I believe we are entering a period this summer of increased risk."
July 20, 2007, Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury: "Whether authentic or orchestrated, an attack will activate Bush’s new executive orders [NSPD-51], which create a dictatorial police state in event of national emergency."

In May’s article “Next  9/11, Summer, 2007? he described how national media were even repeating the tall building target theme that began with the movie Independence Day (see chapter 8):  

. . . On 7/20/07 ABC News presented articles carrying an official 9/11-2B worst-case scenario: a nuked Sears Tower — or something equally catastrophic in another U.S. city: (“Next  9/11, Summer, 2007?”)

U.S. Intel Chief: Tall Buildings and Mass Casualties Top AQ’s Hit List

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/07/us-intel-chief-.html

[Author’s note: the following is an extract of the referenced article not provided in May’s original article]:

U.S. Intel Chief: Tall Buildings and Mass Casualties Top AQ's Hit List

July 20, 2007 1:56 PM



Chicago
's Sears Tower and other iconic buildings in Seattle , Dallas and Los Angeles still top al Qaeda's target list in the U.S. , according to the top U.S. intelligence official.

"Their intentions are mass casualties larger than 9/11 inside the United States ," Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said in an interview with the D.C. radio station WTOP. "A very large building. The Sears Tower , or some large building in Seattle or L.A. or Dallas."

The Nuclear Loophole: U.S. Still at Risk
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/07/the-nuclear-loo.html

 

July 20, 2007 6:24 PM


Despite the more than $2 billion spent by the Department of Homeland Security on radiation detection devices, leading scientists tell ABC News the country remains wide open to terrorists who might try to smuggle nuclear material into the country.
In a familiar scene at the port of Los Angeles today, senior U.S. officials demonstrated yet another new, expensive machine that supposedly can detect nuclear material hidden in shipping containers.
The DHS has claimed this device is 95 percent accurate, and today Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had high praise for it.
"This is great," he said. "This is the wave of the future."
Despite Chertoff's praise, a government investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded the new machines "fell far short of the 95 percent level of performance."
At best, the GAO found the machines were 45 percent accurate, sometimes as low as only 17 percent accurate.
"It is very frustrating when we pour billions of dollars into our homeland security, and yet we see so many of those dollars being wasted," Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, which has been a key oversight committee for the radiation detector program, said…

Captain May concluded from all these national media scare stories:

Clearly the media is regurgitating whatever lies are fed it by Bush and his cronies to develop the 9/11-2B plot, and they are doing so in a hurry. Public support for the war president and his war policy has already evaporated, and the Quisling Congress now demands improvement in Iraq if they are to support the war. General Petraeus, the new Bush commander in Iraq , will deliver an Iraq "surge" progress report to official Washington in September. Military and political officials have already predicted that the report will be dismal, and end Bush’s war project for a New American Century. It may be now or never for 9/11-2B, sometime before the end of the summer, as Chertoff said.

False flag operators use intimidation and evasion

A very important example of intimidation/evasion on a national level involved the White House’s treatment of Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio.
May commented in his 30 July 2007 article “Peter DeFazio and the Portland Nuke

An effective grassroots movement is growing in Oregon , and it has pushed Congressman DeFazio in the right direction. Early summer anxiety by his constituents concerned him little, as he then issued assurances that all was on the level with pending federal terror exercises, and the recently enacted National Security Presidential Directive 51, which allows Bush to establish a dictatorship if there is a catastrophic natural event or terror attack.
DeFazio's assurances didn't convince his constituents, though, and soon they didn't even convince him. Just to make sure that everything was on the level with NSPD-51, he asked to see the secret annexes of the document. This was his right as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, and in his 20 years in Congress he had never been refused access to classified documents.
There's a first time for everything, though. After initially granting DeFazio permission to check into NSPD-51, the White House reversed itself on 7/18/07, and refused to let him take a look. Friday, DeFazio, along with House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bernie Thompson and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Chris Carney, sent a letter to the White House. In it, they demand the access so far denied DeFazio -- or a written explanation as to why access has been refused -- by Thursday. This is the day before Congress -- and Congressman DeFazio -- recess and return to their home districts to answer emphatic questions.

On July 24, 2007 , Congressman Peter DeFazio commented:   " I just can’t believe they’re going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant terrorist attack … Maybe the people who think there’s a conspiracy out there are right."  
Despite this provocative statement, DeFazio subsequently back peddled.  May commented:

Oregon ’s DeFazio is unfazed by it all, or pretends to be. Penny Dodge, his chief of staff, refuses to answer questions from media about his failure. DeFazio has taken to the Internet and airwaves to urge his constituents to relax — despite his inability to examine NSPD-51, and his unwillingness to examine the possibility that they may be targets for a military exercise. He urges trust in the motives of the unitary executive. In doing so DeFazio fails in his duty, and acts the part of Bush’s buffoon in a comedy of terrors.

In his 6 Aug article “A Dawning Dictatorship” May commented on how Congress in general also buckled under:

It’s hard to fathom why the Democratic Congress would bow down to the unitary executive before skipping town for summer vacation, but that’s just what they have done.
Last week Congress gave the White House the gift of expanded executive power by its approval of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, further extending the reach of the unitary executive.
Friday, the Senate voted 60-28 in favor of granting Bush and Gonzales more power to conduct domestic surveillance without the trouble of a court warrant. The House followed suit Saturday, with a vote of 227-183.

In this same article, May described how Bush may have used a controlled demolition team –just like the ones believed to have blown New Orleans levees during Katrina—to bring around one of his harshest Congressional critics:  

…Wednesday afternoon could have added even more woes to the White House. America’s first and only Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, appeared on CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to discuss some scorching anti-Bush comments he had made on July 8 to constituents in Minneapolis, in which he had compared 9/11 to the Reichstag Fire, and George Bush to Adolf Hitler. In 1933 Hitler used the Reichstag Fire, carried out under his orders, to establish a dictatorship in Germany .
[Author’s note: There is considerable evidence that the Reichstag fire was in fact promulgated by real Communists.  However, they may have been a “basement level” operation of “useful idiots”  manipulated by Nazi intelligence analogous to criminals who set off refinery explosions that are probably a basement operation heavily influenced by Mossad-CIA, as described in chapter 10.   It is probably more accurate to say that Hitler and his intelligence staff “Let It Happen On Purpose,” or “LIHOP,” rather than “Made It Happen On Purpose,” or “MIHOP,” to use 9-11 Truth Movement terminology.  Either way, it is certainly true that Hitler exploited the arson to his maximum political advantage].
Ellison’s analysis is accepted by most of the Muslim world, much of the non-Muslim world, and a growing minority of Americans. Rather than defend it, though, Ellison backed down with apologies in his interview with Blitzer, saying that his remarks were a "rookie mistake," never to be repeated.
Perhaps Ellison’s retreat from his remarks was an attempt to stave off the disaster that frequently befalls those who disrupt the political paradigm. If so, it didn’t work. Two hours after Ellison’s mea culpa, his congressional district suffered a freak disaster with the collapse of the I-35 bridge into the Mississippi River .
One man’s loss is another’s gain, though. In the news, the collapse of the Minneapolis bridge supplanted the collapse of the al-Maliki government and the Bush White House for the rest of Wednesday..., then Thursday..., then Friday. By Saturday the congressman who had accused the unitary executive of treason was with Bush himself, taking a tour of his afflicted district, and begging for the relief of federal funds.

A security camera video shows an amazing sudden collapse from both ends of the I-35 bridge simultaneously.  I have not performed an exhaustive investigation into this issue, except to note that with just a little bit of web surfing I was able to turn up the following  preliminary evidence to support our suspicion that the bridge was brought down by sabotage.  For example:

August 1 

Homeland Security (DHS) came out within 15 minutes of the 6:05 PM CDT event, saying it "was not terrorist related". What? HOW could they KNOW it was "not a terrorist attack" within 15 minutes?  Answer - When the government blows a bridge, they know it is not Muslims.

 

This I-35 bridge was blasted down.  It cut a critical Mississippi River crossing in the Interstate Highway System, a major rail line, and barge traffic on that major river. This is just one more planned New World Order event to destroy America . The pillars were "cut" with explosives.

 

Witness 1  said she "heard explosions and saw puffs of smoke." 

 

Witness 2  "I heard a low rumble and saw two shoots of concrete dust shoot out each side [ends] of the bridge.  Next thing you know I hear another rumble, complete silence."

 

Witness 3

Survivor Lori Patterson witnessed the I-35 bridge collapse. She was jogging under it moments before it crumbled. Patterson said she "heard a loud explosion and turned around, thinking it was construction or dynamite testing.  It was eerily still and quiet.

Like a movie set," she wrote in an email to friends. Patterson said that as she "watched the dust settle she began to realize what had happened."

 

Witness 4

Minnesota Structural Engineer confirmed this was "very unusual" as "Both sides collapsed at the same time."

 

August 3  Washington Times Page A20

Dennis and Jamie Winegar said the following: "Boom, boom, boom, and we were just dropping, dropping, dropping, dropping". The booms were the explosive charges, as the couple was apparently right near the blasts at one end of the bridge.

 

August 7  at 7:30 AM EDT Matt Lauer said, "Witnesses said they heard a `jackhammer' just before the bridge collapsed."

A jackhammer sound is a rapid staccato a layman could have used to describe the timed-sequence explosions that brought down the bridge.

May commented further in “Dawning Dictatorship” about how the 1 August bridge disaster helped to “Jessica Lynch” the national news focus for Bush away from his serious troubles.

As Congress goes home for August, opinion polls show that roughly two out of three American citizens either dislike or detest George W. Bush, and things are rapidly falling apart for him. More and more White House officials are invoking executive privilege to avoid answering the hard questions of an exasperated legislative branch about them and their "unitary executive." Alberto Gonzales is the object of a growing congressional impeachment movement, as is Dick Cheney — and half of the public wants Bush impeached, too…
… His own Republicans are threatening to bail out on busted-down Iraq, unless they get strong reassurances from General David Petraeus in mid-September. The general’s situation is hardly reassuring, though. Embattled Baghdad , which he was sent to secure, is currently under fire and without water, and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is publicly calling for his removal.
Wednesday, Aug. 1, could have been the worst day of all for the White House. In the morning came the news that the Iraqi government had fallen apart, with the Sunni faction quitting al-Maliki’s cabinet. This disastrous development was likely to hold the headlines until the end of the week, when Congress would head home to discuss this latest war calamity with already war-weary constituents.

Local evasion

Not too surprisingly, Captain May encountered ample evasiveness on a local level regarding Noble Resolve 2.
National authorities refused to disclose to him what state agencies were involved in the exercise.  Oregon National Guard sources confirmed they would participate in Noble Resolve, but were sketchy on just what their role may be. One anonymous source speculated that they might be practicing for the imposition of martial law in Portland .  Public affairs officers for the federal government failed to respond to Capt May with straight and timely answers.
Captain May also detected similarities to the “Chicago” and “Texas City BP refinery” pattern where key officials planned to be absent from the vicinity of Portland’s ground zero during the upcoming exercise.   According to May, one source told him that  two senior officials in Portland 's city government planned to be out of town during Noble Resolve 2..  In addition, one of the largest shipping companies in the world had moved its office from the active Port of Portland .
The following Portland Indymedia blog reported suspicious indicators in this regard:

In the Next Week, Portlanders, Archive "Suspicious Gov't Activity" here, re Noble Resolve

author: let's connect the dots
Can't hurt. Can only help. Be our eyes and ears. Look. Listen. Photograph. Video record. Track locations of perps.
Updates:
[1] "Swan Island CEO is er, 'gone on vacation this week, sorry, can't be reached..." and the claim that "no, Swan Island is no longer involved in Noble Resolve, leave us alone' buwaaa haaa ha ha, I'm so sure. They did such a "good and NOBLE job" at New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina, I'm sure they are in top demand;
[2] Unknown Naval Vessel moves into Portland harbor;
[3] Maersk, the cargo container company cooperating with Operation Noble Resolve has recently closed its Portland office. Perhaps they were afraid of Noble Resolve going live? 
[4] the uncanny expense to make a "virtual Portland" software in 2006, by RAINS, hey, same as "virtual Manhattan" software invented and funded before 9-11, and then UTILIZED during state terror ON September 11, 2001.
[5] " Swan Island " is on the Harvard terror drill map?
[6] and more from you.

 

 

 

Harvard terror drill nuke study for Portland , only U.S. city w/ hit analysis

 

1.
Some interesting things on the wire:
Suddenly a "MR_DNA" says that Swan Island is pretending like it wasn't announced that it was working on the terror drill?
[Author’s Note: “MR_DNA” was the author of the previously listed article “Portland Seeks Designation as First 'Synthetic City’”]
"According to Sherry Lamoreaux, Marketing Communications Manager of Swan Island Networks:
1. Swan Island wanted to be a part of the Noble Resolve exercise but is not now participating and has no information regarding it.
2. RAINS is no longer an active organization. In her words, it has been "dormant" since around June of this year.
3. Swan Island Networks CEO and RAINS founder, Charles Jennings, will be on vacation beginning at the end of this week or next week.

Everybody's "on vacation" during this terror drill, eh? Everything above sounds like a well sculpted lie just to keep people asking anyone in charge about it and postpone all questions until it's over.
Wha?
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/08/363597.shtml
2.
Maersk Line has closed its Portland Office 09.Aug.2007 20:13
truther link
Maersk, the cargo container company cooperating with Operation Noble Resolve has recently closed its Portland office. Perhaps they were afraid of Noble Resolve going live?
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/08/363223.shtml#267761
3.
Portland just happens to be the main city of the "virtual world software" used by the fascists to figure out and model how to make a better police state.
That's 'funny,' since they did the same thing in Manhattan during 9-11.
Excellent research on RAINS 16.Aug.2007 17:42
NXNGRG link
This post caught my Eye, I follow drills as a PMC/Terror Drill researcher:
 http://pmcterrordrillresearch.blogspot.com/
On 9/11, they used Future Combat Systems (FCS), to create a virtual Manhattan and insert the "drilled" imagery into the "live" TV news. This situation in Portland seems ominous. Why not kill off the most politically aware and resistant group in the US 1st?
greg nixon
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/08/363597.shtml?discuss#268494
Portland Seeks Designation as First 'Synthetic City'
 http://www.rainsnet.org/press/pr/pr0818066778.asp
Portland, OR - August 18, 2006 -
"On Friday, August 18, a group of federal, state and local officials, academics, and private sector leaders will convene on the campus of Portland State University to talk about a potential transfer of power. Under discussion is the notion that technology used to fight the war on terror abroad could soon be applied to homeland security needs... and that Portland , Oregon could be an early test-bed for such transfers.
According to the Regional Alliances for Infrastructure and Network Security (RAINS), a central player in the development of homeland defense technology solutions, the primary military technology under consideration for transfer is "synthetic city" software—a digital information platform that fuses data from a variety of real-world sources, such as 9-1-1 centers, atmospheric sensors, smart buildings, health networks, and intelligent transportation systems—then organizes and displays it all in a 3-D geographical modeling and simulation environment.
"Our military friends are going to be demonstrating some very cutting edge technology—sort of the ultimate Sim City," explained RAINS' chairman Charles Jennings, "They'll be displaying virtual version of the real Portland, with real-time data inside." Jennings is the CEO of Portland-based Swan Island Networks.

The "Synthetic Portland" conference brings together participants from around the country, representing all levels of government, large federal contractors and system integrators; information technology vendor companies; universities; hospitals; and various types of non-governmental service organizations. "
 http://pmcterrordrillresearch.blogspot.com/
4.
Swan Island on the Map! 16.Aug.2007 17:50
ground zero link
The geographic Swan Island is almost ground zero on the nuclear blast plume map of Portland . The map is on page 9 of the Harvard study: The Day After Project. Google it) Swan Island Networks also placed emergency management software in S. Louisiana a year before Katrina.  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/08/363223.shtml
5.
Unknown Naval Vessel moves into Portland
newswire article reporting portland metro 16.Aug.2007 09:41
actions & protests | imperialism & war
Regarding Noble Resolve
author: fellow worker
8/10/07 naval vessel spotted at Port of Portland docks-maybe part of Noble Resolve nuke exercise?
While I was at lunch break on 8/10, I was sitting outside the Gunderson lunch room on the south bank of the Willamette, across from a Port of Portland facility. I saw an unidentifiable navel vessel, smallish, uniform battleship grey, apart from the blue and yellow bands encircling the stack. I was only able to make out numbers on the bow, either 23 or 28. No other markings, flags or symbols were visible, and I only wish I had my binoculars with me. Based on the projected blast pattern from "The Day After" Report as seen on www.lonestaricon.com, I am thinking this may be part of the exercise to come
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/08/363568.shtml

 

Evasion by local authorities and local media

In his August 14th article, Capt. May published “Staging the Portland Nuke (A Comedy of Terrors)” which described in detail his problems getting straight answers from the military, Congressman DeFazio’s office, and The Oregonian:   

"All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players."
— William Shakespeare

Writer’s note: Several of the characters in the Portland Nuke plot have supplied their own lines via emails and articles, from which I have included extracts below. All emails were addressed to me as replies to my questions or articles.

Prologue:
LTC Philip Smith

"In August, Noble Resolve will coordinate with officials in Oregon to model a nuclear attack on Portland." wrote Josh Rogin, military reporter for Federal Computer Week’s FCW.com on April 4. His article was the basis of my first call with Lt. Col. Philip Smith, a senior public affairs officer for the U.S. Joint Forces Command, which is conducting the military exercise.
Smith and I found plenty to talk about in a half-hour chat. As a former Army public affairs officer myself, I knew about his job, which is to inform the public on stories of interest or concern. We discussed computer-simulated exercises like Noble Resolve, and he seemed interested in my own experience with the concept back in its initial days, around the time of the first Iraq war. It’s a small world when you’re part of the military intelligentsia, and we soon discovered that both his wife and I had belonged to the 75th Division, specializing in military exercises, headquartered in Houston , Texas .
On the subject of Noble Resolve itself though, he had few ready answers other than the date of the exercise, which was August 20-24. I told him that this bare fact added greatly to public knowledge, and said that I found it shocking that no press release had come out since the spring. It was as if the government was purposely avoiding informing the public of the training it claimed to be conducting for the public’s security, and that impression of things had become general across the Internet, where alarmed citizens and specialists were writing that the exercise might be a cover operation for the execution of the nuke scenario it was practicing.
Smith agreed with me that it was important to get an updated story out, and later replied to my email promising to follow up with much-needed details. By then, we were on a first-name basis:

Subject: RE: ATTN LTC SMITH: Next 9/11, Summer 2007?

Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007

Eric,
I’ve have [sic] not received an answer to the two questions you asked yesterday; a list of participating agencies to include Oregon state assets, and a list of unclassified exercises like Noble Resolve.
Ms. Susanne Moore, LT Jereal Dorsey or I will contact you via phone or email as soon as we have the answer.

Philip J. Smith
Lieutenant Colonel,
U.S. Army Deputy Director of Public Affairs
U.S. Joint Forces Command

After this communication, though, he dropped strangely out of touch, something public affairs officers are taught never to do.

Act One:
Politicians Dodging and Diving

Smith wasn’t the only government official playing hard to get. Penny Dodge, chief of staff for Oregon ’s Congressman Peter DeFazio, had already disappeared from media scrutiny, although her boss was the center of anxious attention. DeFazio’s constituents had blitzed him with their fear that Noble Resolve might turn out to be a false flag attack against them, undertaken by a sagging Bush administration to justify implementing National Security Presidential Directive 51, a plan for dictatorship, which Bush signed into effect in May — at about the time that Dick Cheney led a growing chorus of White House insiders suggesting that an Al Qaeda nuclear attack was imminent.
Worried Oregonians hounded DeFazio, despite his initial assurances that all was well, into requesting an examination of the secret annexes of NSPD-51. As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, with all appropriate security clearances, DeFazio was entitled to see NSPD-51 in full, but for the first time in his 20-year career he was refused access.
"Maybe the people who think there’s a conspiracy out there are right" DeFazio said in a July 20 interview, then issued a second request, this one written and co-authored by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bernie Thompson. On August 1 the possibility of a conspiracy seemed all the more likely: the White House had again refused DeFazio.
To date both DeFazio and Dodge have failed to return calls or offer an update. They are more than a week into the congressional summer break, and less than two weeks away from Noble Resolve.
One of the signs of an official conspiracy, it’s said, is that officials refuse to consider the possibility of a conspiracy. According to that rule, the city of Portland is behaving most curiously, if not complicitly. On the same day I contacted Mayor Tom Potter’s office about the widespread concern that his city might be a false flag target, his chief spokesman dived for cover, and hasn’t been heard from since:

Subject: RE: John Doussard ( Portland’s Director of Communications)

Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Capt May - No agency or bureau affiliated with the City of Portland is participating in any part of any operation affiliated with Noble Resolve. Our director of the Office of Emergency Management has contacted the federal government and asked that our name be removed from any public communication about Noble Resolve.
John Doussard
Director of Communications

So Portland isn’t an interested participant in a most alarming exercise — it’s only the target.

Act Two:
An Iconoclastic Inquest

Wednesday, after a week of waiting for LTC Smith to supply promised details of Noble Resolve, and more than a week since Congressman DeFazio and Mayor Potter had become incommunicado, my editor at The Lone Star Iconoclast, W. Leon Smith, decided that we had waited long enough. I wrote a brief article, "Portland Nuclear Inquest Formed & Functioning." It contained the email from Smith, was copied to the offices of DeFazio and Potter and, thanks to a raging Internet interest, was quickly published worldwide. It was a no-frills attempt to kick start what had become a closed conversation — and it worked.

Act Three:
Heroic Helpers — KBOO-FM and an Anonymous Official

The next day Portland ’s KBOO FM radio station continued the truth offensive. Its news analysis program Press Watch, hosted by Theresa Mitchell, carried an hour-long examination of Noble Resolve. Mitchell noted that the KBOO news department had just contacted the JFCOM public affairs office, which had informed the station that the Portland nuclear attack of Noble Resolve had been changed into a volcanic eruption instead. Mitchell said she doubted the new story, likely issued as a "public relations soother," and urged her listeners to monitor and discuss the upcoming exercise.
That same day The Iconoclast and I received word from an anonymous military official that there was plenty in Noble Resolve — and JFCOM’s silence about it — to worry about:

 

Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007
Subject: Re: "
PORTLAND NUCLEAR INQUEST" Formed & Functioning

CPT May: I’m sure LTC Smith has been given his marching orders to NOT reply to your questions. If you make enough noise about Portland going live, then they can’t pull it off. I have no vibes on activities, but if I were there, I would be on the look out for indicators of something being set up. I sure hope someone steps up and offers assistance from the inside. I look forward to your words and works.

Act Four:
A Lap Dog and a Lap Dancer — The Oregonian

On July 28 The Oregonian ran a story by its Washington reporter, Jeff Kosseff, with the headline "DeFazio chases secret terror-crisis plan," followed by the subheading "After the White House denies access, the Web buzzes with conspiracy chatter." Kosseff’s article continued:
"After conspiracy theorists fanned the Internet with their outrage, the Oregon congressman renewed his push Friday to gain access to the classified portion of a White House plan to operate the government after a terrorist attack."
The deprecating tone of The Oregonian and Kosseff toward the "conspiracy chatter" in the Internet was a cheap shot to say the least. By all accounts, the only reason that DeFazio had attempted to gain access to NSPD-51 at all was the incessant — and informed — opinion of Internet writers that there was a story worth investigation. Without "conspiracy chatter" and "conspiracy theorists," DeFazio would have dodged the confrontation with the White House, and The Oregonian wouldn’t have bothered to run the story of the presidential directive.
Further, The Oregonian had ignobly shirked half the story of why Oregon residents were worried about NSPD-51 in the first place: the Noble Resolve nuclear exercise, which they feared would turn into an awful false flag reality. In the months since the Internet took up the story, The Oregonian had never bothered to acknowledge the existence — let alone report the details — of Noble Resolve.
Having failed to report the news of the exercise, The Oregonian nevertheless editorialized in favor of it yesterday with its "‘Noble’ is good, not grand."

"In a couple of weeks, members of the Oregon National Guard are going to take part in a multiagency homeland security exercise... This drill, which the Pentagon has dubbed Operation Noble Resolve, has sparked concerns in some quarters in Oregon , where suspicions about the military and the Bush administration abound [because of the] online exercise that presses players to respond to a simulated emergency involving a nuclear threat... While some choose to view this exercise as sinister — a pretext for a nuclear attack by the U.S. military on American citizens, according to some fevered speculation — it is, in fact, a prudent thing to do.

Act Five:
Joint Forces Comedy (JFCOM)

Yesterday JFCOM launched a public affairs operation for Noble Resolve as well. LTC Smith sent me and The Iconoclast a reply to the Portland Nuclear Inquest article. His tone had changed since our conversations and emails of a week before, and we were no longer on a first-name basis. He wrote (repeatedly) that what he had previously agreed was the Noble Resolve exercise was actually only an experiment — and that he had always called it that. Finally, and amazingly, he asserted that the exercise didn’t involve a nuclear scenario. This contradicted insider articles of previous months, KBOO’s news department of the day before and The Oregonian’s editorial of the same day:

Subject: RE: "PORTLAND NUCLEAR INQUEST" Formed & Functioning

Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007

CC: Rep. Peter DeFazio, City of Portland, The Lone Star Iconoclast

Mr. May,
As discussed in our phone conversation last week, Noble Resolve is an experiment conducted completely in a modeling and simulation, or computer, environment. No troops or emergency management personnel will deploy. All of this is conducted in rooms and across computer networks.
[T]here is no "nuke" or weapon of mass destruction event, real or otherwise, simulated in the Noble Resolve experiment.
...the [sic] most recent article on the experiment is found below. I believe it will answer your questions.

Philip J. Smith
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S.
Army Deputy Director of Public Affairs
U.S. Joint Forces Command

 

Smith attached a JFCOM press release, prepared that same day, with the innocuous title "Noble Resolve 07-2 aims at making communication easier." It asserted the same points he had made in his email, and it was poor reading — unless you read between the lines. Needless to say, I had some hard questions for Smith about his email and the press release, but he had sent them at the close of business on a Friday, and neither he nor any other public affairs official has responded to messages relayed through the JFCOM duty officer. It’s worth noting that Smith failed to provide the specific answers he had promised to my specific questions of the week before.

Epilogue:
The Enemy at the Bridge

"Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories..."
 George W. Bush to the United Nations, 11/1/01

The "war president" who uttered the words above was, at the time of the utterance, credible and supported by nine-tenths of the American People; the same man now lacks credibility and is scorned by two-thirds of the American People. His White House actions and actors have revealed impeachable motives, and may lead to his impeachment. As commander-in-chief, he is the ultimate source and director of Noble Resolve, and we are right to not trust him.
The same presstitutes who now openly detail his lies were once afraid to question his assertions in private, and they continue to lag behind public opinion when it comes to George W. Bush. Their incessant description of anyone who knows about, speaks about or writes about things outside their "reporting" as a "conspiracy theorist" is a self-serving attempt to explain away their failure to do their jobs, and is a good argument that there is indeed a conspiracy — and that they are part of it.
I offer one parting conspiracy theory for the affable or the anxious reader: Portland really has been set up by a failing Bush administration, and is being let down by its political and media leaders. A disturbing report, dated April 19, by the "Preventive Defense Project," suggests that Portland is in the crosshairs of a nuclear attack. With the ominous title "The Day After: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast in an American City," the report contains three nuclear blast/fallout maps. Two of them are general and, not surprisingly, show Washington D.C. as ground zero; the third is quite specific, and, quite surprisingly, shows northwest Portland ’s Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge , near the port on the Willamette River , as ground zero: .
Whether or not the Comedy of Terrors I have presented above will succeed or fail is up to the American People, who must compensate for the propaganda and plans of their leaders by thinking and acting for themselves. This is what was expected of us by the founders who created our republic, who had the vision to predict that eventually their creation would become corrupt and, if not redeemed, conspiratorial.

 
A peculiar "mission accomplished" --for the activists

The Establishment's evasiveness and denial of a nuclear scenario became a back-handed complement to the effectiveness of Portland defenders. Faced with alternative media scrutiny and cyber protests, the Establishment had backed down from its original scenario.
Now it was a matter of closely monitoring the actual play of Noble Resolve 2 in order to make sure that no high level neo-con malefactors tried to reinstall unpleasant surprises.

 
 

Additional References:

2012-08-28 The Truth About the 2007 Invasion of Iran and the Woman Who Stopped It: A Brave Loyal American Prevents a USS Liberty Type False Flag Attack Saving Hundreds of Marines and Sailors by Gordon Duff, veteranstoday.com

Five years ago, an American woman serving in Bahrain single handedly stopped the United States government from a criminal attack on Iran and a series of “false flag” terror attacks on American troops and ships in the region.

American Neocons and Israeli lobby decided this was their last chance to start a war, one that would saddle the next president with a disaster of unprecedented proportions, fighting 3 wars during America’s Bush driven economic collapse.

The plans were in motion, plans that would have eventually collapsed the United States, plans also aimed at the destruction of Iran and the enslavement of her people. One person, known to few, played a key role in stopping this disaster.

This is Gwyneth Todd, former member of President Clinton’s National Security Council and top Middle East advisor. Stopping the Bush invasion would end her career and nearly cost her life.

Military command of this invasion, to be done without consultation of congress or the United Nations was left to Vice Admiral Kevin J. Cosgriff and Admiral Will J. Fallon, both career opportunists with extremist political views, willing to do anything for promotion and the curry favor from the powerful criminal figures in US government.

Their “cover story” was to sale a frigate up the Shatt al Arab, a disputed waterway between Iran and Iran, hoping to stimulate a “response” from Iran.

Their real plan was to create the response themselves, as was done by the Navy during the Tonkin Gulf Incident in 1964 when America “invented” an attack by North Vietnam as a prelude to a 10 year war America eventually lost.

Their plans were to create phony radio traffic simulating an Iranian attack in order to push America into authorizing hostilities that they, themselves, had perpetrated in as part of a conspiracy...

2012-08-21 Why was a Navy adviser stripped of her career? by Jeff Stein, washingtonpost.com

Gwenyth Todd had worked in a lot of places in Washington where powerful men didn’t hesitate to use sharp elbows. She had been a Middle East expert for the National Security Council in the Clinton administration. She had worked in the office of Defense Secretary Dick Cheney in the first Bush administration, where neoconservative hawks first began planning to overthrow Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

But she was not prepared a few years later in Bahrain when she encountered plans by high-ranking admirals to confront Iran, any one of which, she reckoned, could set the region on fire. It was 2007, and Todd, then 42, was a top political adviser to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

Previous 5th Fleet commanders had resisted various ploys by Bush administration hawks to threaten the Tehran regime. But in spring 2007, a new commander arrived with an ambitious program to show the Iranians who was boss in the Persian Gulf.

Vice Adm. Kevin J. Cosgriff had amassed an impressive résumé, rising through the ranks to command a cruiser and a warship group after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Following a customary path to three stars, he had also spent as much time in Washington as he had at sea, including stints at the Defense Intelligence Agency and as director of the Clinton White House Situation Room.

Cosgriff — backed by a powerful friend and boss, U.S. Central Command (Centcom) chief Adm. William J. “Fox” Fallon — was itching to push the Iranians, Todd and other present and former Navy officials say.

“There was a feeling that the Navy was back on its heels in dealing with Iran,” according to a Navy official prohibited from commenting in the media. “There was an intention to be far more aggressive with the Iranians, and a diminished concern about keeping Washington in the loop.”

Two people who were there said Cosgriff mused in a staff meeting one day that he’d like to steam a Navy frigate up the Shatt al Arab, the diplomatically sensitive and economically crucial waterway dividing Iraq and Iran. In another, they said, he wanted to convene a regional conference to push back Iran’s territorial claims in the waterway, a flash point for the bloody Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

Then he presented an idea that not only alarmed Todd, but eventually, she believes, launched the chain of events that would end her career.

Cosgriff declined to discuss any of these meetings on the record. This story includes information from a half-dozen Navy and other government officials who demanded anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, many parts of which remain classified.

According to Todd and another witness, Cosgriff’s idea, presented in a series of staff meetings, was to sail three “big decks,” as aircraft carriers are known, through the Strait of Hormuz — to put a virtual armada, unannounced, on Iran’s doorstep. No advance notice, even to Saudi Arabia and other gulf allies. Not only that, they said, Cosgriff ordered his staff to keep the State Department in the dark, too.

To Todd, it was like something straight out of “Seven Days in May,” the 1964 political thriller about a right-wing U.S. military coup. A retired senior naval officer familiar with Cosgriff’s thinking said the deployment plan was not intended to be provocative.

But Todd, in an account backed by another Navy official, said the admiral “was very, very clear that we were to tell him if there was any sign that Washington was aware of it and asking questions.”

For the past year, the air had been electric with reports of impending U.S. or Israeli attacks on Iran. If this maneuver were carried out, Todd and others feared, the Iranians would freak out. At the least, they’d cancel a critical diplomatic meeting coming up with U.S. officials. Todd suspected that was Cosgriff’s aim. She and others also speculated that Cosgriff wouldn’t propose such a brazen plan without Fallon’s support.

Retired Adm. David C. Nichols, deputy Centcom commander in 2007, recalled in an interview last year that Fallon “wanted to do a freedom-of-navigation exercise in what Iran calls its territorial waters that we hadn’t done in a long time.” Nothing wrong with that, per se, but the problem was that “we don’t understand Iran’s perception of what we’re doing, and we haven’t understood what they’re doing and why,” Nichols said. “It makes miscalculations possible.”

Todd feared that the Iranians would respond, possibly by launching fast-attack missile boats into the gulf or unleashing Hezbollah on Israel. Then anything could happen: a collision, a jittery exchange of gunfire — bad enough on its own, but also an incident that Washington hawks could seize on to justify an all-out response on Iran...

2012-05-07 MAY MEMO: Top Ten False Flag Terror Targets by "CPT May," VT
[Continuing False Flag terror target] "#5: PORTLAND has been neither forgotten nor forgiven for embarrassing Poppy Bush (41) with rowdy protests. Afterward unaffectionately dubbed “Little Beirut,” it compounded its sins in 2005 by becoming the only U.S. city to withdraw from the Joint Terrorism Task Force. It was mapped out as ground zero for a 10 kiloton nuke in the Harvard study, released on April 19, 2007, The Day After: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast in an American City. Three months later nuclear terror exercise Noble Resolve was playing the scenario out, and two months after that National Level Exercise 2007, with its Portland dirty bomb script, almost ended with a bang as Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff arrived: Bomb scare disrupts terrorism drill."
2007-05-15 FBI's Mueller: Bin Laden Wants to Strike U.S. Cities With Nuclear Weapons by Ronald Kessler, Newsmax, Tuesday, May 15, 2007
"Osama bin Laden and his terrorist group desperately want to obtain nuclear devices and explode them in American cities, especially New York and Washington, D.C., FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III tells NewsMax.
In an exclusive interview, Mueller also acknowledged that bin Laden is still active, though isolated. The director revealed that the Bureau believes the terrorist leader continues to communicate with al-Qaida cells, some of which remain in the U.S.
Mueller declined to say how often bin Laden communicates or to elaborate on the substance of his communications..."




 

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