Pacific FP 
Monday, June 30, 2008
On June 24, 2008 on the Alex Jones Show, a nationally syndicated news/talk
program that also has a huge Internet audience, retired CIA analyst Ray
McGovern discussed the potential for a U.S.-Israeli attack on Iran before
the Bush Administration leaves office next year.
Former morning briefer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush
Sr., McGovern noted that Iran is carefully avoiding any actions that
could be interpreted as provocations for an attack: hence justification
for an attack would require a pretext manufactured by the Administration
and/or the Israelis.
In an editorial published by AntiWar.com on June 20, McGovern had brought
our attention to a little-noticed statement by Israeli Prime Minister
Ehud Olmert about a June 4 White House meeting with President George W.
- "We reached agreement on the need to take care of the Iranian
threat. I left with a lot less question marks [than] I had entered with
regarding the means, the timetable restrictions, and American resoluteness
to deal with the problem. George Bush understands the severity of the
Iranian threat and the need to vanquish it, and intends to act on that
matter before the end of his term in the White House."1
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McGovern concluded that a perfect storm seems to be gathering in late
summer or early fall, when the Bush Administration and allies in Israel
will launch attacks against Iran.
There is reason to hypothesize that the requisite staged provocation
for an attack on Iran has already been planned and is scheduled to take
place in Denver at the time of the Democratic National Convention (DNC)
in late August.
This hypothesis stems from information from insider geopolitical specialists
who are disgusted by the ruthless onslaught of fascism in the United States
and are fighting it at great risk from behind the scenes. It is also supported
by circumstantial evidence, including “anti-terrorism” drills
held in Denver throughout the week of June 16, 2008.
The weeklong “realistic urban environment” drills conducted
by the U.S. Special Operations Command, which coordinates all the military
branches’ crack commando units from Army Rangers to Navy SEALS,
featured unmarked black helicopters conducting maneuvers and landings
as well as the loading and unloading of Special Operations forces at multiple
locations in the city.
Two major staging grounds placed under military control with the blessing
of the city were a large abandoned rubber factory on the south side of
Denver and the former Children’s Hospital at Downey and 21st Street.
A Halliburton truck was observed with the designation ‘Weapons of Mass
Destruction Civil Support Team’ (CST), a team sporting a number of large
SUVs carrying sophisticated communication equipment.
A special Department of Defense anti-terrorism unit based in Wyoming,
CST was present in Denver in alignment with the scenario posited by the
drills: the detonation of a weapon of mass destruction, such as a radioactive
dirty bomb, that would kill 20,000 people.2
Special Operations Command spokesman Lt. Steve Ruh said the drills were
a culmination of a two-week training exercise that was part of the “war
on terror.” Denver mayor John Hickenlooper denied that the exercises
were security preparations for the DNC in August.
However, the following arguments could be posed for a connection with
the DNC, not only as security preparations but also as dry run preparations
for detonation of a contrived terrorist dirty bomb somewhere in the city.
In other major false flag “terrorist” events, such as the
9/11 attacks on U.S. targets in 2001 and the “7/7” subway
bombings in London in 2005, prior terrorism drills were held that were
similar in key aspects to the later false flag events themselves.
Dry run preparations for a dirty bomb would provide valuable experience
regarding implementing that particular event in that particular urban
location (such as familiarity with the city layout, including that of
subways and hospitals).
Anti-terrorism, anti-protest, and other security measures would already
be in place at the time of the Convention, including detention camps and
an array of armed personnel and weaponry.
The choice of a presidential campaign convention as the occasion for the
dirty bomb would readily lend itself to official maligning of the perpetrators
for committing horrifying violence during an event so symbolic of the
American democratic tradition. With Iran as the proclaimed culprit, the
propaganda machine could thus go into high gear in its efforts to galvanize
support for war.
It would also lend itself to scare tactics capitalizing on the terrorists’
ability to breach the massive security measures surrounding such an event.
And with Iran as the declared perpetrator, official spin regarding its
puported nuclear ambitions would gain new credibility.
Finally, a staged “Iranian” dirty bomb detonated to coincide
with the DNC in August could be expected to revitalize support for the
Bush Administration’s post 9/11 anti-terrorism matrix and for the
neocon ideology that has infused it.
For many months, a number of political analysts have feared that elements
in the Bush Administration have been planning major false flag “terrorism”
such as the detonation of a radioactive “dirty bomb” in a
U.S. city, terrorism on a scale that would justify cancellation of the
coming presidential election, a declaration of martial law, and refusal
to relinquish power to a successor administration.
In May 2007, Bush issued National Security Directive No. 51 giving himself,
on his own initiative, the power to control the executive, legislative,
and judicial branches — all functions of government — in the event of
a catastrophic national emergency. National emergency is defined elastically
as “any incident, regardless of location” that would “damage
or disrupt” the U.S. population, economy, or government functions.
There is no language in Directive 51 that requires Bush to obtain the
consent of Congress before he seizes such power, nor is there an acknowledgement
that under existing law he is already required to do just that. Directive
51 simply ignores the existing National Emergencies Act, and in so doing
Bush authorizes himself – or if he is disabled, the Vice President – to
control all functions of government for the duration of the emergency
A combination of official pronouncements, expansion of executive powers,
and Congressional trends has led many analysts to fear that another self-serving
problem-reaction-solution scenario is indeed in the offing, in which as
a response to the reaction of widespread public fear the solution of martial
law would be offered and welcomed.
Under Presidential Directive 51, martial law in the U.S. would automatically
extend to Canada and Mexico as a result of advances, achieved largely
through stealth and disinformation, in implementing a North American Union
(NAU). Under martial law, the U.S. President would assume authoritarian
control over the three governmental functions—executive, legislative
and judicial—for all three nations.
Extending martial law even more globally could be facilitated by staging
additional events entailing further massive loss of life.
If these events ensued within days of the first instance of violence
and death, they would preclude any real recovery of the populace from
the original trauma, and indeed they would escalate it to the degree necessary
for acceptance of worldwide martial governance.
A warning of just such a scenario was given in 1974 by Dr. Wernher von
Braun, who stated that the dark forces controlling world wealth and political
power had over a third of a century ago planned a series of escalating
false flag events as a means for acquiring total global control.3
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
This broader sort of speculation is in fact just that. But our minimal
hypothesis of upcoming false flag terrorism in Denver is supported in
its general themes by the informed analysis of astute thinkers in the
public arena, and in its more specific expectations by the insider leaks
of “White Hat” patriots. A parallel situation occurred six
months ago when sources within the U.S. intelligence community leaked
a neocon plot to assassinate Presidential candidate Ron Paul to freedom
fighter and intrepid researcher Daniel Estulin.
In mid-December 2007 staff writer Paul Joseph Watson of Alex Jones’
Prison Planet.com reported these events:
- "Best-selling author and Bilderberg sleuth Daniel Estulin says
he has received information from sources inside the U.S. intelligence
community which suggests that people from the highest levels of the
U.S. government are considering an assassination attempt against Congressman
Ron Paul because they are threatened by his burgeoning popularity.
- "Estulin, whose information has unfortunately proven very accurate
in the past, went public with the bombshell news during an appearance
on The Alex Jones Show today….
- "Estulin, an award winning investigative journalist, said that
he was given the information from a source that has been reliable for
over a decade in providing accurate projections of future events based
on what the elite were discussing in their own circles…
- "The Ron Paul phenomenon has galvanized an entire nation,"
said Estulin, adding that both the people who discovered the plot and
its potential protagonists are terrified at the consequences of what
such an action will be because of the difficulty in judging just how
severely the general public will react."4
In a second article on December 21, 2007, Watson revealed additional
- "Appearing [again] on The Alex Jones Show, Estulin said that
his sources for the information were real patriots who love America
and are desperate to see the truth get out, but that he always took
the precaution of getting verification from more than one individual
on each piece of information he releases.
- "What I said about Ron Paul last week came from two different
people who don’t know each other," said Estulin, adding that his
source had in turn got the information from sources within the Neo-Con
camp and that it was individuals from within the Neo-Con camp that are
considering what would happen if Ron Paul was assassinated."5
Estulin publicized the plot at length on the Alex Jones radio and television
venues, which resulted in its massive exposure across the Internet and
in giving its perpetrators the answer they had been seeking regarding
probable public reaction to an assassination of Ron Paul.
There are wonderful lessons here for the current case of insider concern
about a horrific DNC false flag disaster that could claim 20,000 lives.
Even if this concern has only a small probability of manifesting, it is
nevertheless vital to disseminate it widely with a view to thwarting the
plot and all of its attendant horrors.
1 Ray McGovern, “Bomb Iran? What’s to Stop Us?” AntiWar.com,
June 20, 2008.
2 Kurt Nimmo, “Martial Law Exercises Continue
in Denver,” Infowars, June 18, 2008. www.infowars.com.
3 Testimony of Dr. Carol Rosin, NEXUS Magazine, December
4 Paul Joseph Watson, “Estulin: Elitists Consider
Assassinating Ron Paul,” Prison Planet, December 14, 2007.
5 Paul Joseph Watson, “Estulin: Neo-Cons
Behind Potential Hit on Ron Paul,” Prison Planet, December 21, 2007.