Saturday, January 18, 2014

Another "New Pearl Harbor" in the Offing?

Atlantic Council Report Threatens

"An Extraordinary Crisis"

Bob Baldwin

January 17, 2014

 

Citing the threat posed by non-state actors such Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and anonymous hackers to the New World Order, a report issued last August by the Atlantic Council sounds eerily familiar to the Project for a New American Century's call for a "New Pearl Harbor."  In the report that was prepared by Harrison K. Ullman, a key architect in the Bush Administration's Shock and Awe Campaign in Iraq, Mr. Ullman writes:

"The major enemy and adversary are no longer states bent on disrupting or dominating the system despite those who see China as a future foe.

Instead, the more immediate danger rests in the dramatic empowerment of individuals and groups, for good and sadly evil, often lumped together as 'non-state actors.'

Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, countless 'hackers' and anonymous people mailing anthrax-filled letters whose actions have indeed constituted real threats and systemic disruptions… 

Without an extraordinary crisis, little is likely to be done to reverse or limit the damage imposed by failed or failing governance."

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/war-on-terror-is-not-the-only-threat

At the time of the report's unveiling, former Air Force General, and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft was serving as Interim-Chairman for the council.  Scowcroft also heads the Scowcroft Center for International Security, an affiliate of the Atlantic Council.

Brent Scowcroft, a former assistant to Henry Kissinger, was a key participant in the infamous Halloween Massacre of 1975.  "Halloween Massacre" was a term used by the press to describe the major shakeup in the cabinet of the Ford Administration. 

As a result of the shakeup, Donald Rumsfeld replaced James Schlesinger as Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney replaced Donald Rumsfeld as Chief of Staff, George H. W. Bush replaced William Colby, who would later be murdered, as CIA Director, and Brent Scowcroft replaced his old boss, Henry Kissinger, as National Security Advisor.

On 9/11, all these men were in key positions of control and command at the time of the attacks.  Dick Cheney was in command at the Presidential bunker under the White House, Donald Rumsfeld was in charge at the Pentagon, and George H. W. Bush had just left Washington, D.C. early that morning, where he had attended, along with the brother of Osama bin Laden, a conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel of the Carlyle Group.  As for Brent Scowcroft, he was participating in the Global Guardian military exercise out of Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, which was suspiciously moved up to September from its regularly held date in late October and early November.  Scowcroft was onboard one of three E-4B Doomsday planes that were in the air that day. 

http://www.historycommons.org/searchResults.jsp?searchtext=Global+Guardian&events=on&entities=on&articles=on&topics=on&timelines=on&projects=on&titles=on&descriptions=on&dosearch=on&search=Go

Two of the planes were spotted, one over New York City, the other over Washington D.C. on the day of the attacks.  Offutt Air Force Base, where the exercise originated, would be where President George W. Bush would eventually flee to on that fateful day.

Interestingly, in 1976, just one year after the Halloween Massacre, Congress passed the National Emergency Act, which George W. Bush invoked following 9/11.  The National Emergency Act allows the President of the United States to suspend key provisions of the United States Constitution.  This act provides some of the legal justification for the unconstitutional actions that we've seen since 9/11. 

Earlier, President Bill Clinton had invoked the National Emergency Act in response to the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, another likely state crime against democracy.  (Recommended viewing: A Noble Lie http://www.anoblelie.com/)

1976, the year the National Emergency Act was passed by Congress, was also the year that the U.S. Army, according to a 29-year veteran of the Defense Department, Timothy McNiven, claims drafted a study simulating an attack on the World Trade Center using hijacked airplanes.

http://www.rense.com/general63/TWIN.HTM

This was also the year the producers of the children's television show Sesame Street featured on the cover of their magazine a picture of the Cookie Monster devouring the Twin Towers with the caption: "Monsters on the Lose."

http://boingboing.net/2009/01/06/cookie-monster-eats.html

In addition to Harrison K. Ullman and Brent Scowcroft, other Atlantic Council members have included such notables as James L. Jones, Susan Rice, Chuck Hagel, the late Richard G. Holbrook, and General Eric K. Shenseki.  The current chairman, chosen this month, is former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman.

When a prestigious organization such as The Atlantic Council calls for "an extraordinary crisis" to save the New World Order, a term they use, they shouldn't be taken lightly.