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Capt. Eric H. May
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Captain Eric H. May, a Desert Storm Volunteer, served on the general staff of the Houston’s 75th Division. In April 2003 he sat for two weeks in front of his alma mater, the University of Houston Honors College, to take up a collection for US war dead. After 40 hours he only received $20. He spent the next three weeks riding a bicycle 1,000 miles to Ft. Stewart, Georgia to deliver the money to the headquarters of the 3rd Infantry Division. There he learned that his worst fears were true. Hundreds of American casualties incurred in the Battle of Baghdad were completely covered up by the Bush Administration.

For an introduction by W. Leon Smith, publisher of The Lone Star Iconoclast, please see "Captain Courageous Witnessed: Dr. Kelly Assassinated!"


* Military Background
* Published Essays
* Unpublished Essays
* July '03 Letters
* Appendices (Other Sources)

Military Background

Captain May describes his military assignments and what led him to form Ghost Troop.

Military background essay

Published Essays

Captain May's mainstream analysis, which demonstrated early success at military predictions.

August 12, 1992
Success of Desert Storm being judged unfairly

December 3, 1992
Somalia intervention not as simple as it seems

February 23, 2003
Don't laugh at duct tape; it saves lives

April 3, 2003
Visions of Stalingrad: Claim victory in Iraq now

July 8, 2003
Worried about quicksand of war in Iraq

Unpublished Essays:

Probably better than the published essays, the unpublished essays effectively predicted the overall course of the Iraq War. The failure of his bosses in the U.S. media to publish these essays shows the extent of national media control in our post-9/11 world.

April 13, 2003
3/7 Cavalry, tragedy and travesty

July 29, 2003
Private Jessica Lynch, the media and the military

August 7, 2003
State of the Global War on Terror

August 15, 2003
A wake up call to New York City

August 18, 2003
Armchair analysis of the Bush League war plan

August 20, 2003
War in Iraq. past, present and future

September 5, 2003
Iraq, from bad to worse (an analysis of key Bush assumptions)

September 24, 2003
Capt. James Yee, a new Capt. Alfred Dreyfus?

September 25, 2003
A pessimistic analysis of the tactical situation in Iraq

July '03 Letters:

Captain May's personal communications with the influential figures of our times, many known to him personally. They capture the general fear that beset America's leaders and paralyzed them after the Iraq War began.

July 10, 2003 (noon) — e-mail:
to Senator John McCain, Republican

July 10, 2003 (1500 hours) — e-mail:
to Steve Wasserman, KPRC TV, NBC, Post Newsweek

July 10, 2003 (1600 hours) — hand-delivered letter:
to the University of Houston Honors College

July 11, 2003 — letter:
to Sergeant First Class Avery, Univ. of Houston ROTC

July 12, 2003 — letter:
to Penelope Brook, World Bank

July 14, 2003 (1400 hours) — e-mail:
to Senator Tom Daschle, Democrat

July 14, 2003 (1600 hours) — e-mail:
to Dick and Theresa, Ireland

July 15, 2003 (1500 hours) — e-mail:
to David Corn, The Nation magazine

July 15, 2003 (0500 hours) — e-mail:
to the Houston Chronicle

July 15, 2003 (0800 hours) — e-mail:
to John Danford, Liberty Fund

July 15, Noon — letter:
to George W. Bush, Bush team captain

July 15, 2003 (1700 hours) — e-mail:
to Thom Shanker, New York Times

July 16, 2003 — e-mails & letter:
to Wolf Blitzer, CNN (1400 hours)
to Senator John Kerry, Democrat (1500 hours)
to Robert Buttermilch, reporter, ABC (1830 hours)
letter to Oliver Stone (dusk)

July 17, 2003 (1000 hours) — e-mail:
to the media of Savannah, Georgia

July 17, 2003 (1100 hours) — e-mail:
to the Editorial Board, Houston Chronicle

July 17, 2003 (1130 hours) — e-mail:
to Tom Barton, Editor, Savannah Morning News

July 17, 2003, afternoon — e-mail:
to the Editor in Chief, Atlanta Journal Constitution

July 18, 2003, morning — letter:
to Dr. David Kelly, England

July 18, 2003 (twilight) — document:
Last Will and Testament

July 18, 2003, midnight — dialogue

July 27, 2003 — letter:
to Thom Shanker, New York Times


Appendices (Other Sources)

Media sources from the Iraq War in 2003, with the addition of a confirmation interview by Iraqi General Saifeddin Fulayh Hassan Taha al-Rawi and two published interviews by Captain May. Every American should have read them who can claim familiarity with the topic of Iraq, but very few have done so.

Appendix A:
21 Broadcast Indicators observed by Captain May

Appendix B:
The Battle of Baghdad, April 6, by Robert Fisk (UK)

Appendix C:
Russian Military Intel update: War in Iraq, April 6, 2003

Appendix D:
Iraqi Resistance Report IV [Compiled from Different Arab Sources]
The Free Arab Voice, April 6, 2003

Appendix E:
Department of Defense Principles of Information

Appendix F:
"The White Man's Burden" The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history. by Ari Shavit, Ha'aretz (Israel) April 5, 2003. Israel was playing safe by distancing itself from Bush and the neocons while the Battle of Baghdad hung in the balance on April 5, 2003, and then after the cover-up held, they scrubbed the 2009-04-05 original publication date for this article, and 2009-05-04 started showing up on the Internet for American references of the article.

Appendix G
"Battle of Baghdad Cover-Up Four Years Later: Interview With Captain Eric May Ghost Troop Commander," 2 April 2007 by W. Leon Smith, Lone Star Iconoclast Publisher

Appendix H:
"US accused of using neutron bombs" 9 April 2007 Al Jazeera interview with General Saifeddin Fulayh Hassan Taha al-Rawi, who commanded Iraqi forces at Baghdad Airport

Appendix I
"Rambo image was based on lie, says US war hero Jessica Lynch" 25 April 2007. The Guardian, Wednesday. The Congressional hearings into the U.S. Army treatment of Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman began April 24th. This was amazingly coincidental timing in view of the public controversy stimulated by the Captain May and Al Jazeera interviews cited above.

Appendix J:
"Mission of Conscience Accomplished: Battle of Baghdad Cover-up Exposed" 30 April 2007, interview by Lone Star Iconoclast editor Leon Smith with Capt Eric May.

Additional References:

"Captain Courageous and the Shockingly Awful Quicksand War. `First In' Honors: The Infowar of Capt. Eric H. May" by Major William B. Fox, also featured in the March 26, 2008 Lone Star Iconoclast, which provides important background on this work. Other important works either about or by Capt. May are listed in his author archive.




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