Veteran consultant echoes warnings from Biden, Powell
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2008
The chairman of a key Pentagon advisory panel has echoed recent claims by both Joe Biden and Colin Powell, warning that the next administration will face an international crisis within months of taking office.
Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board  and veteran Pentagon consultant announced during a public meeting late last week that the new President should “prepare for a likely first-270-days crisis.”
Accordingly, the Defense Business Board says the new administration should set a goal to win Senate confirmation of key Pentagon posts in the first 30 days of the inauguration, in order to have a full team in place to deal with such a contingency, an Inside Defense  report reveals.
The incoming administration “must not wait until June” to get assistant secretaries confirmed and October for deputy assistant secretaries to be Senate confirmed, Bayer’s briefing  (PDF) states.
Under the heading “First 270 Days” appears the following list of Presidents with crisis events next to their names:
Given that the Iranian revolution and the Bay of Pigs were both engineered by the CIA, and that the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the ’93 WTC bombing and 9/11 have all been exposed as false flag events, one wonders whether the coming crisis will constitute more of the same.
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The latest warning of a “likely crisis” comes on the back of Joe Biden’s “guarantee” that an “international crisis” will unfold shortly after President Obama takes office.
“It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy,” Biden told an audience in Seattle earlier this month.
“Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.” Biden continued.
The assured tone with which Biden delivered his forecast was staggeringly convincing, and left the observer in no doubt that there will be a major world crisis shortly after Obama takes office. “Mark my words, mark my words,” Biden stressed, adding that “tough” and “unpopular” foreign policy decisions will have to be made.
“I promise you it will occur,” Biden added, “As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it is going to happen.”
The McCain campaign pounced on Biden’s comments in a recent commercial:
On the same day Biden made his prophesy, Colin Powell  appeared on Meet The Press and stated “There’s going to be a crisis which will come along on the 21st, 22nd of January that we don’t even know about right now.”