HOUSTON, June 18 — The Texas City Police Department roadblocked the city's refinery area for most of the day today, responding to a petrochemical leak at Marathon Oil — and also raising suspicions among residents and employees in touch with The Iconoclast. Fire department and hazmat teams operated inside the cordon, which encircled the nation's most polluted and perilous industrial area.
Texas City has been the focus of my recent articles in Galveston County's The Police News. The latest, Ron Paul's Texas City in Danger, appeared Monday. It raised serious and still unanswered questions about the township known to locals as Toxic City: 1
Marathon spokeswoman Linda Casey gave assurances that all was well and that no one was in danger at all — but she couldn't specify the petrochemical released, or the quantity of it. Despite Casey's claims, witnesses reported that they were sickened by noxious gas, and had to leave the area. Texas City officials referred inquiries to city Homeland Security Director Bruce Clawson, who has not returned calls.
The Texas City refinery district has had disasters with disturbing frequency in recent years. BP had major explosions on March 30, 2004, March 23, 2005 and July 28, 2005. The March 23, 2005 explosion set a US record for fatalities with 15. The March 30, 2004 and July 28, 2005 explosion share a more ominous distinction:
They were predicted weeks before they happened.
Intelligence experts involved in the two successful predictions believe that Texas City was being set up for a mass-casualty "false flag" manufactured terror event by a Bush administration eager to expand its powers at home and its war abroad. They believed the Bush administration was working hand in glove with a BP ownership eager to be rid of the dilapidated Texas City refinery. They also believe that their prediction was responsible for the Gulf Coast terror alert issued by the FBI on March 25, 2004, after concerned KPRC radio news director Tara Howard, with whom they were in contact, confronted the FBI with the allegations of a conspiracy.
After the March 30 explosion, KPRC TV news aired the story, BP Amoco Plant Explosion Investigation Under Way 2, in which the same Clawson currently avoiding calls from media then gave the media assurances that he was investigating the validated prediction of a refinery explosion:
Clawson never followed up with the investigation.
Just days before the July 28, 2005 explosion, Tara Howard abruptly left her job at KPRC radio and left Houston. Co-workers found this suspicious, and believed that she was afraid.
I was a witness to the strange event that occurred on July 28 at Texas City, observing it from my home north of Houston. I broadcast it live via Canadian radio, and America Firsts Books has published a transcript, with a link to the MP3 file: The Simulated Nuking of Texas City, Texas? 3
Another dubious incident occurred six months later.
The Galveston County Daily News, which reports on Texas City and the surrounding area, wrote a story about efforts by the same intelligence experts to alert the area to a Bush administration set-up in the winter of 2006, when the military was running a nuclear terror drill out of Ft. Monroe, Virginia. Both Shauna Dunlap of the Houston FBI and Bruce Clawson of Texas City Homeland Security downplayed the alert. They continued to do so even after the highly suspicious sudden appearance of a weapons of mass destruction team near Texas City convinced many locals that yet another attack had been planned and averted.
TJ Aulds, reporting for the Daily News, cited the unconcerned officials in his Nuclear attack warning story dismissed: 4
On Friday, former US Congressman Dan Hamburg co-authored State of Emergency: The US in the Final Six Months of the George W. Bush Administration 5. In it, he addressed the possibility of a Bush administration false flag attack, and specified the executive orders by which they can enact martial law.
On Monday, Wayne Madsen, a former Navy intelligence officer and National Security Agency specialist, published Another 9/11 Waiting to Happen 6, in which he said that sources inside the Houston Police Department believe their city is being set up for a summer false flag terror attack, perhaps as soon as Independence Day.
Houston has been considered a top-tier terror target since 9/11, both by official analysts who say that the terrorists are Middle Eastern, and by the former intelligence operatives, who say that the real terrorists are in the Bush White House. The first published piece on the Houston target scenario was my own, written when I still believed the official 9/11 story. It was requested and published by The Houston Chronicle on February 23, 2003 as Don't laugh at duct tape; it saves lives.7
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