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Something Wicked This Way Comes

 

By James Donahue

The old book title above, once used by science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury, seems strangely appropriate in describing the sense of paranoia sweeping the world at this time.

One contributor to Godlike Productions recently listed all of the strange events ranging from natural disasters to public uprisings, misbehavior by government and financial leaders, crop failures and solar flares.

And then there was this:

The anonymous writer said world governments have been busy “digging underground bunkers, practicing detainment techniques, storing massive amounts of meals ready-to-eat, sucking up massive amounts of pharmaceuticals and giving power to the president to have total rule” in the event of a national disaster.

Indeed, President George W. Bush signed into law a presidential directive in May, 2007, the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive NSPD 51 that authorized himself the power to take command of the nation in the event of a catastrophic event. It was done without the blessing of Congress. As far as we know, the directive has never been reversed since Mr. Bush left office.

There have been rumors that Denver’s International Airport, a 53-acre facility built outside of the city between 1989 and 1993, covers a secure underground bunker system especially designed by the military. While the story has been debunked, there has been a consistent volume of reports on the Internet by people who claim to have either seen or visited these bunkers.

A strange news story that appeared in the European Union Times revealed “a disturbing report prepared by General Alexay Maslov, the Senior Military Representative of the Permanent Mission of Russia to NATO, states that he has been notified by the Americans of their plan to hold a DEFCON 1 ‘Cocked Pistol’ maximum readiness alert drill on 27 September which will be overseen by President Obama at one of the United States most secure bunkers located beneath the Denver International Airport.”

The story went on to say that General Maslov’s concern over the drill was “heightened” because of “last month’s nuclear attack on the Central Intelligent Agency (CIA) branch of the intercontinental military tunnel complex between Washington D.C. and Denver.”

Another story appearing under the by-line Sorcha Faal stated that this mystery underground nuclear attack began on August 22 and was carried out on August 23 when a magnitude 5.8 earthquake was felt all up and down the East Coast region. That same day a 5.3 quake struck Colorado.

Could the attack story be true? The website Beyond Top Secret reports that “Sorcha Faal is actually David Booth, an American computer programmer. ‘Sorcha’ is alleged to be a Russian academic but there is no record of anyone with such a name in Russian academia. These periodic eruptions (scare stories) have absolutely no basis in any kind of fact or reality.”

So what are we to believe? Indeed, we must think that if America had been secretly hit with two nuclear explosions that destroyed both ends of a secret CIA tunnel network, the nation would be counter-attacking the source of such an attack.

There has also been the persistent report that the Bush family has purchased nearly 300,000 acres of land in Paraguay, South America, and has been secretly building and equipping a costly underground bunker there.

A report in Counterpunch stated that the Bush family actually purchased 98,840 acres at Chaco, Paraguay, near the borders of Bolivia and Brazil, and that the purchase has caused concern among all three governments.

The story suggested that the land was bought in a grab for resources rather than a hideout from a natural catastrophe. “Argentinean Adolfo Perez Esquivel warned that the real war will be fought not for oil, but for water.” The story stated that the Bush land lies over Acuifero Guarantis, one of the largest underground water reserves in South America, running between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

We all know that police and the military have been busy practicing detainment techniques for years. Police officers now are pictured in “raids” on possible drug or terrorist locations and at public demonstrations dressed in riot gear, complete with steel helmets, bullet proof vests, additional armor and high powered weapons. They are prepared to walk into crowds with tear gas canisters, tasers and rubber bullets blazing.

The main difference in the appearance of military soldiers and police in full riot gear is the color of the gear. While soldiers dress in brown or kaki, most police units now appear in basic black.

It is small wonder that public paranoia is growing. The public relationship with police and other authority figures is no longer friendly.

The writer in Godlike Productions also listed two other troublesome rumors that appear to have some credibility. He wrote: “FEMA camps (were) built” and there is “mass coffin storage in Georgia.”

Not long ago we researched the story of the mass coffin storage. We learned that there exists an estimated 500,000 plastic coffins and lids stored in a field near Madison, Georgia. They were manufactured by Vantage Products Corporation in Covington, Georgia. Some reports state that the coffins were ordered by FEMA to prepare for the potential disposal of a lot of bodies from a single catastrophic event.

There also is evidence that the Halliburton subsidiary KBR has been paid millions of dollars to build over 800 fully operational prison camps in the United States. Why would our government order such camps?

In 2002, right after the 9-11 attacks, former Attorney General John Ashcroft said he wanted to see camps for U. S. citizens deemed to be “enemy combatants.” What Ashcroft stated was a grim reminder of how our government treated citizens of Japanese origin following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

During testimony between Senator Lindsey Graham and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in 2006, the phrase “fifth columnist” was used. This was a code name for disloyal Americans that sympathize and collaborate with enemy terrorists. The rhetoric became part of the Bush declared “war against terror” during his eight-years in office.

At about the same time, the New York Times revealed that the Office of Homeland Security had awarded Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) a $385 million contract to construct detention centers in the United States to deal with “an emergency influx of immigrants” or “to support the rapid development of new programs that require additional detention space.”

Each of the new detention centers have a capacity for holding up to 5,000 people. Some alert and independent journalists are suggesting that the centers are designed to detain a large number of American citizens in the event of another major terrorist attack and the declaration of martial law.

All of this boils down to a picture of either gross paranoia among American Internet writers, or something sinister cooking behind the doors of high government offices. That a large contingent of Republican office holders, financed by a lot of big corporate money, is hell-bent on building the industrial military complex, stripping the nation’s financial coffers and destroying the American middle class, is only adding to the growing fear that something is strangely amiss.

Without an active and trustworthy media at work in Washington to keep tabs on all of the things going on behind those closed doors, we may never know what is coming down on our heads until it is too late to do anything about it.