Operation Vigilant Shield, running from Nov 12-18, 2008, is much too big to ignore, as it will link multiple concurrent exercises including USSTRATCOM Global Lightning 09, Bulwark Defender 09, Canada Command Determined Dragon, California National Guard Vigilant Guard, and State of California Golden Guardian . Unfortunately, according to USNORTHCOM, specific information about Vigilant Shield scenarios will not be available for weeks, permitting less time to analyze the situation.
Once an urban area has been designated an exercise target, that designation increases its odds of actually experiencing a future false flag attack. It takes considerable resources to corrupt an area, and false flag insiders like to get a return on investment. Since Houston , Chicago , Portland , Seattle , and Phoenix have already been "prepared" in prior exercises, they remain especially vulnerable. In addition, Vigilant Shield will probably add new areas in northern California to the potential target list.
Jokers Gone Wild
The recent $700 billion Wall Street bailout underscores America 's walk along an abyss at every level. Bush cabal neo-cons are committing ever more reckless acts as they see their time of formalized power drawing to a close. We have all heard and seen the continuous drumbeat of Iran-related war rhetoric, the evidence of U.S. involvement in the Aug 8, 2008 Georgian attack on South Ossetia , the cross border air strikes that infuriate Pakistanis, and the trampling of American civil liberties in preparation for a possible martial law clamp down. The situation has now become so unstable, and the pressures so great, that many leaders around the world think it is more a matter of when rather than if the U.S. will launch another aggressive war some time either before or after the 4 November presidential election. Iran , Pakistan , and Syria remain on the potential hit list.
The following are some indicators of unpredictable trouble ahead, or "jokers gone wild."
Strategic Moves and Perceptions
On 11 Sep 08, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev described the "unnecessary and unprovoked" U.S.-backed invasion of South Ossetia as " Russia 's 9/11." 1
Russian leadership is also angered by the U.S. use of gunboat diplomacy in the Black Sea.2
Regarding Israel's leadership changes, former Naval Intelligence officer Wayne Madsen stated on his 2 Aug 2008 talk show, "She (Tzipi Livni) is going to try to show her credentials on security, because Benjamin Netanyahu is now favored in the polls to be the next Prime Minister. He will attack Iran . He has made no bones about it." 3
Sec of State Rice's promotion of the US/India nuclear deal could be considered a dual purpose maneuver to both antagonize and frame Pakistan as the party responsible for a false flag catastrophe in a U.S. city. 4
The Netherland's biggest newspaper, De Telegraaf, reported on 29 August that AVID, Holland 's military intelligence service, has pulled back from covert operations inside Iran because it believes an American-led attack is imminent within weeks.5
Russian Duma Deputy Sergey Markov stated that an attack on Iran could take place to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential elections. 6 Conversely, former UN Ambassador John Bolton predicted that an attack on Iran will likely come after the November presidential election but before George W Bush's successor is sworn in. 7 This would enable the Bush cabal to provide false flag "training wheels" for an incoming president before he assumes official power.
Operations as Prelude to Larger Wars
Covert bombing operations can intimidate leaders and move the masses. The recent steady drumbeat of likely CIA-Mossad operations include the 9-17-2008 bombing of the American embassy in Yemen, the 9-20-2008 bombing of the Islamabad Marriott (narrowly missed killing Pakistan's Prime Minister), the 9-27-2008 bombing in Syria (possibly killing a top Syrian intelligence official), and the 10-3-2008 car bomb in South Ossetia (possibly killing a very senior Russian officer).
The Russians are currently conducting "Stability 2008," a month-long exercise taking place through most of October. This is the largest exercise since the collapse of the Soviet Union . It features a nuclear war scenario between Russia/Belarus and America/NATO. 8 Russia has also deployed a significant naval force to the Caribbean in a show of support for Venezuela.9
First Ever Active Duty Army Tasking On US Soil
"U.S. Army Troops To Serve As U.S. Policemen?" by Chuck Baldwin describes how the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division is now under the direct command of USNORTHCOM. 10 The Bush assault on the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 has cleared the way for a militarized "search and destroy" mentality to replace the more restrained and traditional "to protect and to serve" orientation of local police.
On 18 Sept, the 1st Brigade Combat Team completed "Vibrant Response," an exercise simulating a 10 KT nuclear weapon detonated in America 's heartland. USNORTHCOM told the Iconoclast this unit simply lends WMD-related expertise to local police. In reality their mission involves quelling civil unrest as well as responding to catastrophic man-made or natural disasters.
Adding to martial law-related fears, presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney recently discussed evidence that the military suppressed knowledge of 5,000 "extra-judicial killings " (murders) during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. 11
Worse yet, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California discussed the threat of martial law made to Congressmen during the recent bailout bill debate: "Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day and another couple of thousand on the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no. That is what I call fearmongering... "12
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan, told talk show host Alex Jones on 3 Oct that the bailout bill gives economic martial law power to the Treasury. 13
The 8 Oct Wayne Madsen Report stated: "WMR has learned from knowledgeable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sources that the Bush administration is putting the final touches on a plan that would see martial law declared in the United States with various scenarios anticipated as triggers. The triggers include a continuing economic collapse with massive social unrest... WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources within the US financial community that an alarming confidential and limited distribution document is circulating among senior members of Congress and their senior staff members... it reportedly states that if the United States defaults on loans and debt underwriting from China, Japan, and Russia, all of which are propping up the United States government financially, and the United States unilaterally cancels the debts, America can expect a war that will have disastrous results for the United States and the world."14
Other Social, Military and Economic Wild Cards
Fortunately we see evidence of high level U.S. military resistance to neo-con schemes. Former Central Command chief Admiral William Fallon was fired for his opposition to war with Iran earlier this year. 15 A revolt and push-back by Air Force personnel last summer may have prevented VP Cheney from executing a nuclear sneak attack. 16
Ironically, Russian monitoring of and reaction to US neo-con operations might also deter an attack on Iran or some other country. This may also help defend the American people against criminal war leadership.
The $700 billion taxpayer bailout of mortgage lending errors has all the earmarks of an "economic 9/11" inside job. It entails deliberate massive economic destruction that benefits only a privileged few at the expense of most Americans. It also involves deceit so extreme as to constitute a "silent war" against the general citizenry.
The central bankers who promulgated the mortgage bubble and bailout have been cut from the same cloth as the Bush Administration neo-cons. Just like the neo-cons who have waged wars in the Middle East to achieve short-term benefits for select Big Oil and Israeli interests, their counterparts on Wall Street have scored short-term profits by manipulating the financial system. In the last few decades, their greed has helped America eat its own seed corn by off-shoring over 75% of America 's industrial base.
Their controlled demolition of basic industry—the most productive part of the economy—has also destroyed much of the American middle class, the standard of living, and the value of the dollar. America has now become the greatest debtor nation in the world, highly indebted to foreigners such as the Japanese and Chinese. As foreigners increasingly balk at buying America 's burgeoning debt, the central bank must resort to higher rates of inflation to paper over shortfalls. Meanwhile, foreigners holding American debt become stronger relative to America . They are becoming the new wild cards in the determination of America 's destiny.
For more details on America's distressed economic fundamentals, please see the Grandfather Economic Report.17 Ironically, false flag events were initially designed by neo-cons as a diversion to avoid taking blame for policies that have created economic havoc. If America experiences an economic implosion like the former Soviet Union , it will either no longer be able to afford to wage war, or its leaders will push for war as the only option for survival. This then will either dry up incentives to stage false flag attacks, or amplify their necessity.
A less painful route to restore a sane, stable, and productive America involves maintaining a free Internet at all costs. The free Internet not only provides Americans their best means to diagnose their problems, but also their most effective way to stop false flag terror. For more information about threats to a free Internet, please see The Rev Ted Pike Archive.18
In view of all of the aforementioned considerations, we believe that a "Red Alert" for the 12-18 Nov 2008 Vigilant Shield time frame, combined with a "High Alert" for the entire period from now until the official end of the Bush presidency on 20 Jan 2009, is fully justified. We remain concerned that Bush and Cheney will resort to extraordinary measures to insure their continuation in power. They may even use a false flag attack to suspend the Constitution while claiming that only they are capable of coping with a major crisis. Every one of us is obligated to resist by every means possible any efforts in this direction.
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Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer is a retired U.S. Air Force Command fighter pilot. Dr. James H. Fetzer and Major William B. Fox are former U.S. Marine Corps officers. Captain Eric H. May and Sergeant First Class Donald Buswell are former members of Army intelligence. For more articles about false flag terror, refer to the archives of Capt. May, Maj. Fox, and Dr. Fetzer at www.americafirstbooks.com.
1 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/sep/13/russia.georgia .
4 link to www.military.com
7 link to www.telegraph.co.uk
12 http://www.alternet.org/rights/101958/thousands_of_troops_are_deployed_on_u.s._ streets_ready_to_carry_out_%22crowd_control%22/
18 http://tinyurl.com/44xyoo .
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