Listen 7:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest in the first hour and second hour- Captain Eric H. May
Captain Eric H. May has been focusing his attentions on NORTHCOM-USJFCOM war game "Vigilant Shield-National Level-TOPOFF '08" on Oct 15-20 in Guam; largest counter-terror drill.
The NORAD drill, conducted to be concurrent with Top Officials 4 (TOPOFF 4), the nation's premier exercise of terrorism preparedness sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, and several other linked exercises as part of the National Level Exercise 1-08.
These linked exercises will take place October 15-20 and are being conducted throughout the United States and in conjunction with several partner nations including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as the Territory of Guam.
The Department of Homeland Security as well as local, state and other federal responders will exercise their response abilities against a variety of potential threats during Exercise Vigilant Shield ‘08, which is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-designated, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)-sponsored, and U.S. Joint Forces Command-supported Department of Defense exercise for homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities missions.
VS-08 and National Level Exercise 1-08 will provide local, state, tribal, inter-agency, Department of Defense, and non-governmental organizations and agencies involved in homeland security and homeland defense the opportunity to participate in a full range of exercise scenarios that will better prepare participants to prevent and respond to national crises. The participating organizations will conduct a multi-layered, civilian-led response to a national crisis.
USNORTHCOM’s primary exercise venues for VS-08 include locations in Oregon, Arizona and a cooperative venue with USPACOM in the Territory of Guam.
He has been working with the local Oregon Truth Alliance whose-
"goal is to inform officials, the media and the public about the dangerous, and largely covered up or ignored history of similar military exercises and the repeating pattern whereby official exercises are used to either facilitate, cover, or disrupt the official response to, live terrorism events."
His main goal is to prevent another 9/11- orchestrated by the same folks who did the last one. Clearly the public is being prepared for another 9/11 that would be used to expand the war into Iran, and take away even more of our liberties, and lives.
From 1977-1980, Captain May served in the U.S. Chemical Corps in the 1st Cavalry Division, holding ranks from private to sergeant. In 1980, he entered the University of Houston Honors College, and received a commission as a second lieutenant. He completed his degree in Classics (Latin & Greek) in 1985.
After graduation, he attended the Military Intelligence Officers Basic Course at Ft. Huachucha, Arizona, where he remained for a year working on special projects for the Director of Reserve Intelligence. In 1986 he attended the Defense Language Institute (DLI) at the Presidio of Monterey, California, where he completed the Russian basic and intermediate courses. In 1988 he was selected as an inspector/interpreter for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty team, and afterwards worked on special projects for an intelligence asset in the area of Washington, D.C. Afterwards, he attended the Military Intelligence Officers Advanced Course in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
In 1990 he returned to civilian life, teaching languages (Latin, Greek and Russian) for Houston’s Mt. Carmel High School (where he was elected teacher of the year), and serving in the Army Reserves as an expert on Opposing Forces (OPFOR) doctrine and tactics with the 75th Division (Exercise). In 1991, he began to write op-eds for the two Houston daily papers, the Post and the Chronicle. Most of his op-eds were about education and general-interest topics, but twice (after Operation Desert Storm), they were strategic warnings. His first strategic op-ed, “Success of Desert Storm being judged unfairly” (Houston Chronicle Outlook, August 12, 1992) was based on his insights as a Desert Storm volunteer. In it he stated that, had we invaded Iraq after liberating Kuwait, we would have ended up in a quagmire like Vietnam. His second strategic op-ed, “Somalia intervention not as simple as it seems” (Houston Chronicle Outlook, December 3, 1992) advised that we were making a big mistake by going into a little-known African country called Somalia — an opinion borne out by later events.
In 1993, he became the public affairs officer for the 75th Division, and attended the Defense Information School in Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. In 1995 he began a new civilian career as a freelance executive speech writer for many prominent Houston companies: Texaco, Enron, Compaq, Hill & Knowlton — you name ‘em. At the same time he was the editorial writer for NBC affiliate KPRC-TV. He continued to publish op-eds in the local and national media, mostly for clients, without his own name. He was what is "known in the info biz" as a ghostwriter.
Before the fall of Saddam Hussein’s statue April 9, 2003, he had published two more strategic warnings, specific to the new Gulf War. The first, “Don’t laugh at duct tape, it saves lives” (Houston Chronicle Outlook, February 23, 2003) urged greater domestic caution in light of the pending conflict, particularly at Houston’s chemical plants. Government agencies (e.g., EPA) started issuing the same warning late this summer — half a year after my initial analysis. The second op-ed, “Visions of Stalingrad: Claim victory in Iraq now” (Houston Chronicle Outlook, April 3, 2003) flatly predicted that the Iraq war would turn into quicksand, and perhaps spin out of control into a world war. Here is the op-ed’s concluding paragraph:
“Military intelligence officers are accustomed to being told that their field is a contradiction in terms, and that they are the bearers of bad news and worst-case scenarios. But it seems to me that fortune is no longer smiling on our heroic liberation of Iraq, and I’m afraid we may learn too late that we have stepped into quicksand.”...
He was plenty skeptical about the American media’s presentation of the war. After all, he had been trained at the Defense Language Institute to evaluate the techniques and tendencies of the Soviet media, which some of his most intelligent Soviet-emigrant instructors assured him had duped them for decades on the realities of the world. He never forgot the important lesson that smart people could be misled by “the big lie” (as Hitler used to call it) of a false media picture.
His readings of the international press, his own observations and a few choice conversations led him to believe that the American media had self-mobilized to support the war effort, much in the same way it self-mobilized to support the war effort in World War II; it had become something of a national propaganda agency, like the former Soviet TASS, or like Nazi Josef Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry. 911 was waved like a bloody shirt. Whatever did fit the war picture (e.g., patriotism and profiteering) was hyped, while whatever didn’t fit the war picture (e.g., lack of WMD evidence and lack of terrorist connection evidence) was neatly omitted. The propaganda crested as U.S. forces approached the city of Baghdad, which they began to surround for an eventual assault…
On April 13, 2003, he wrote an unpublished essay entitled“3/7 Cavalry, tragedy and travesty”... He believes we have a Watergate cover up on our hands; worse, we have a war. He has self-mobilized (under my former rank of captain) to oppose the Bush cover up of the unpleasant realities of Iraq — especially of Ghost Troop, 3/7 Cavalry. He considers himself to be in a state of revolution against an unconstitutional, unconscionable abuse of the public’s right to know — the first freedom guaranteed to Americans. As long as there is no talk of what actually happened in Baghdad that weekend in April, there is no freedom of the American press.
Later, when he realized that the official 9/11 story didn't add up, he began decoding the psychological operations launched against the American people. He used his considerable experience to draw attention to "war games" which had the potential to "go live" and advance the agenda of the powers that be.