US government fans homeland
Washington consensus plans
for martial law, nuclear terror holocaust, behind closed doors
Tuesday May 15, 2007
The US government and Washington elites are aggressively
ramping up their "war on terrorism" rhetoric and propaganda, stoking
fear and paranoia in order to bolster its war agenda, and reinvigorate
the mass public perception of new and growing "homegrown terrorism"
threats to the US homeland.
The next phase of America’s war abroad (under the management
of a post-Bush neocon/neoliberal consensus), and the deepening militarization
of the US homeland towards a full police state, are well underway.
Who or what was behind the Fort Dix Six?
On May 8, 2007, six foreign-born Muslims were arrested
during an attempt to purchase assault weapons, and accused of plotting
attack on Fort Dix (New Jersey), as well as an assault on a
Pennsylvania Navy installation.
While evidence regarding this case continues to unfold,
what is clear is that the FBI and US intelligence had been infiltrated
and monitored over an extensive period, as early as January 2006.
An unnamed "shadowy
informer", likely an intelligence asset, is the key figure behind
this operation and the arrest.
analysis of the Fort Dix incident leads to questions about US
military-intelligence involvement, and the use of the incident as
"There is no doubt that the actions of the US military
around the world are provoking a level of disgust and anger that
could well produce misguided terrorist attacks within the US itself.
Nonetheless, the various terrorist ‘plots’ exposed by the Bush administration
have virtually without exception been characterized by a similar
lack of any real preparation for violence combined with the central
role of a covert informant/agent provocateur.
"In each of these cases, the supposed conspiracy has
been heavily publicized in a transparent bid to justify the ongoing
military occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and to create a climate
of fear in order to suppress democratic rights in the US itself.
"The exposure of the latest alleged plot has coincided
with an unprecedented political crisis for the administration. With
the president’s standing in the polls falling to record lows and
US military casualties in Iraq increasing as the quagmire in the
occupied country deepens, the political motive for unveiling another
supposed terrorist threat from within is abundantly clear."
The Fort Dix suspects allegedly came to the attention
of authorities after one of them was fingered by a Circuit City
store manager while requesting to dub
a terrorism training videotape from VHS to DVD. This bungling
is reminiscent of the actions of the so-called 9/11 hijackers (all
of them guided US intelligence assets), and suggests low-level and
amateurish "patsies", guided and set up by larger forces.
This foiled "spectacular" terror plot comes shortly
after the bizarre Virginia
Tech massacre (which, perhaps coincidentally, bears striking
similarities to other "manchurian
candidate" incidents such as the Robert F. Kennedy assassination
and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley)
successfully sparked fear across the country, and ignited new calls
from citizens to "make our children safe".
The clear political beneficiary of both the Fort Dix
and V Tech episodes are the same: Homeland Security.
The emerging "homegrown" threat
When asked if the Fort Dix arrests had any connection
to Al-Qaeda, the Bush administration immediately stated that there
is "no direct evidence of a foreign terrorist tie".
This telling break, from the administration’s known
pattern (seizing every opportunity to attribute violence to "Al-Qaeda",
"Islamo-fascists", etc.) suggests that the new and overriding "war
on terrorism" imperative favored by the Washington neocon-neoliberal
consensus involves the threat of "homegrown" terrorism.
According to FBI agent J.P. Weis, who announced the
arrest of the Fort Dix suspects, "these homegrown terrorists can
prove to be as dangerous as any known group, if not more so. They
operate under the radar."
This rhetoric coincides with a larger effort on the
part of elite policy shapers to manufacture, and sell, a nightmare
scenario to an American public that is beginning to distrust its
government, at the very moment that the real possibility of a resource-depleted
post-Peak Oil American dystopia, the decline of the American empire,
is beginning to hit home in earnest.
The "Preventive Defense Project": martial law and
nuclear holocaust in the United States
In a series of closed-door sessions in Washington,
a panel of high level government and military officials,
security "experts" are constructing a homeland security plan that
would include martial law and the suspension of civil liberties.
for nuclear terrorist attack: government working up plan to prevent
chaos in wake of bombing of major city:
Financed and organized by a joint Stanford-Harvard program
known as the "Preventative Defense Project", and led by the hawkish
former Clinton administration defense secretary William Perry, and
Harvard’s Ashton Carter (another Clinton defense department official),
this panel of 41 "security experts", directors of US nuclear weapons
labs, and Homeland Security officials operatives are constructing
a "blueprint" for the scenario that "Al-Qaeda" or another terrorist
group with nuclear weapons will strike the United States.
The panel has concluded that such a terror strike would
cause catastrophic destruction and death, "cause a possible disintegration
of government order", halt economic activity and unravel social
order itself. The overriding objective of this panel, therefore,
revolves around ways to maintain "order" and control the civilian
In a workshop called "The Day After", panel declared
that preventing such a terror strike (similar in size to a Hiroshima-style
detonation) was no longer enough, and that the "collapse of government
order was so great, that a contingency plan is needed.
In an example of breathless and hawkish speculation,
Carter declared: "We have had glimpses of something
like this with Hiroshima, and glimpses with 9/11 and Katrina. But
those are only glimpses. If one bomb goes off, there are likely
to be more to follow. This fact, that nuclear terrorism will appear
as a syndrome rather than as a single episode, has major consequences".
(The chaos of all three historical incidents cited by
Carter were the result of government-orchestrated criminal aggression,
two of them mass murders of the domestic US population. Carter,
of course, did not acknowledge this.)
Another panelist was Fred Ikle, former defense department
official during the Reagan-Bush Iran/Contra era, and author of a
2006 book, "Annihilation from Within". Ikle’s book, and his work
on the panel, aggressively promotes the suspension of civil liberties
and the imposition of martial law.
Steven Fetter, dean of the University of Maryland School
of Public Policy, and one of the panelists, believes that "cities
would empty and people would completely lose confidence in the ability
of the government to protect them. You’d have nothing that resembles
our current social order. I’m not sure any preparation can be sufficient
to deal with that."
Like many others, Fetter pushes the unfounded assumption
that the US government protects its citizens, ignoring the fact
(exemplified by 9/11 and the "war on terrorism") that the civilian
populace is under ongoing attack from the government itself.
It is no surprise that these policies are being hatched
behind closed doors, by elites, and military-intelligence operatives
and other "architects of reality", with no involvement from the
citizenry. It is, however, yet another ominous sign of things to
Nothing has been done to undo the Patriot Act, or end
such things as illegal domestic spying and surveillance of American
citizens. Nothing will be.
The world’s elites, from the "Preventive Defense Project"
to the Council on Foreign Relations and other intelligence "think
tanks", are actively engineering future policies for a nightmare
scenario (both the orchestration of scenario itself, as with
9/11, as well as in response to "disorder" and civilian unrest.
Real and fake terrorism: products of Washington
It is a fact that "Islamic terrorism" has always been
a "homegrown" product.
"Al Qaeda" and "Militant Islam" are creations of, and
guided assets still working at the behest of, Anglo-American intelligence
(the CIA, Pakistan’s ISI, etc.). Anglo-American involvement behind
"terrorism", and the manufacture of the "war on terrorism", exhaustively
documented in Michel Chossudovsky’s America's
"War on Terrorism" , Michael C. Ruppert’s Crossing
the Rubicon:The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the
Age of Oil , and other investigations, continue to be the focus
of ongoing official cover-up. (See: Who
is Osama bin Laden?, Al-Qaeda:the
As Michel Chossudovsky points out in "The
Anglo-American War of Terror: An Overview":
"One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to
‘fabricate an enemy’. As anti-war sentiment grows and the political
legitimacy the Bush Administration falters, doubts regarding the
existence of this illusive ‘outside enemy’ must be dispelled.
"Propaganda purports not only to drown the truth but
also to ‘kill the evidence’ on how this ‘outside enemy’, namely
Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda was fabricated and transformed into
‘Enemy Number One’. The entire National Security doctrine centers
on the existence of an ‘outside enemy’ which is threatening the
It has been clear for months that the scandal-ridden
Bush administration, collapsing under the weight of its own criminality,
and plummeting public confidence and political support, is desperate
to manufacture the appearance of progress, even triumph, in its
waning months. In order to portray themselves as the Homeland’s
premier "anti-terrorist" saviors, Bush and his functionaries must
now attempt to sell their ability to solve to bogus problem with
"terror" arrests and foiled plots, which have recently included
the capture and execution of certain key Al-Qaeda" figures.
The official "Al-Qaeda" narrative itself is being given
a makeover. "Al-Qaeda", "on
the move", is being implanted into the Anglo-American empire’s
new hot spots, the new targets of Western military-intelligence
intervention, such as Iraq,
and even Gaza.
In addition, with America’s Middle East war agenda derailing
under Bush-Cheney management, new bipartisan political desperation
to "restore order", shared by neocons and neoliberals alike, is
resulting in a push towards a new and even more dangerous phase
of the "war on terrorism", and an increased potential for new manufactured
crises and "new 9/11s".
It is no surprise that most if not all of the so-called
Democratic congressional opposition to the Bush administration uniformly
embraces the "war on terrorism". In fact, evidenced by recent debates
between Democratic presidential candidates (Hillary Clinton, John
Edwards, Barack Obama, etc.), the Democrats advocate aggressive
Homeland Security and renewed ("even better") "security" policies
and improved ways to "kill terrorists", expand Bush’s world war,
and militarily intervene in new areas of "national security" interest.
Far from being genuine opponents of the Bush-Cheney agenda, the
Democrats are fully complicit.
Gullible, paranoid and violent US citizenry
Lurid news coverage of the Fort Dix plot, the Virginia
Tech massacre, and "war on terrorism" and a steady diet of "anti-terror"
entertainment such as the television series 24, continue
to spark panic and constant fear of "terrorism threats" among US
Reaction to the Fort Dix incident among the acquiescent
and complacent populace has been uniformly paranoid, marked by saber-rattling
Some portions of the United States have been reverted quickly to
the immediate post-9/11 mindset. A fear-struck populace is
The real threat remains the same
What the world must continue to take seriously is not
a threatened strike by "terrorists", but the violent desperation
of a stumbling New World Order that 1) compounds its criminal desperation
by continuing to commit terrorism and "run" terror groups to achieve
its political purposes (the foremost being energy and resource conquest),
2) engage in terroristic provocations (foment backlash, or "blowback"),
3) wittingly and unwittingly creates new insurgencies and opposition
from victimized populaces and occupied nations.
As it was on the morning of 9/11, all eyes must remain
locked on the guilty parties in Washington---the political criminals
who are "above the law", armed with the power to manipulate, control
and exterminate broad sections of humanity, within the US homeland
BECAUSE THERE'S A WAR ON FOR YOUR MIND