HOUSTON, May 10 -- In Dr. Ron Paul's 14th Congressional District, just south of Houston, Texas City residents are living in fear. It's not because their BP refinery, the nation's most polluted plant, is earning them the unenviable nickname of "Toxic City." It's not because BP is far and away the most deadly industrial site in the nation. It's because they are afraid that BP is the target for a king-sized plan to explode a nuke on US soil.
Federal authorities and national media have been hinting for years that "terrorists" want to nuke Texas City, and they regularly insinuate it on the nightly news. The programming has been effective, and each time the BP refinery has exploded in recent years locals have instantly thought of Al Qaeda. They are already halfway convinced that it's only a matter of time before Texas City, Texas joins Oklahoma City and New York City, New York on the US "greatest hits list."
Their popular Dr. Paul has become a big thorn in the side of a Bush administration that has become famous for getting even with its enemies. In 2002 Senator Paul Wellstone opposed Bush on the Iraqi War Resolution -- and died in a mysterious plane crash after voting the wrong way. In 2007 Minnesota's Congressman Keith Ellison dared to accuse Bush of using 9/11 the way Hitler used the Reichstag fire -- and soon afterwards the Interstate 35 bridge running through his Minneapolis home district collapsed into the Mississippi River.
Dr. Paul has probably roused more White House ire than either of them ever did. He has consistently voted against the creation of post-9/11 federal powers, and has decried Bush foreign-policy as predatory, voting against pro-war legislation favored by US and Israeli hawks. He has even gone so far as to express his fears that the Bush administration might stage a fake incident against the United States to trick the nation into a war with Iran. Now he has added insult to injury with his just published blockbuster "The Revolution: A Manifesto." The book's very title is a Declaration of Independence against our new King George -- whom supporters prefer to call the unitary executive. No matter which term you choose, he is a dynastic dwarf spawned and installed by the quasi-monarchial Bush Family, which transferred rulership from Daddy George 41 to Boy George 43 with a bit of arm-twisting by Brother Jeb in Florida.
With "The Revolution" storming to top place in both the Amazon.com and New York Times bestseller lists, Dr. Paul is a gadfly buzzing unpleasantly in powerful ears with his thesis that the federal government has become an oppressive force, especially since 9/11. In effect -- and by design -- we have lost the fruits of the American Revolution and now ingest the poison of the un-American Counterrevolution. The only answer possible for a Pauline patriot is the Ron Paul Revolution.
Revolution and Reality
Dr. Paul's motley crew of radical supporters, whom neocon pundits have labeled "Paulestinians," believe that their man is truly a "Revolutionary Ron," who is laying a superbly subversive message between the lines every time he speaks or writes. They are convinced that he, like them, understands that reality is far more revolutionary than his book. In their world view:
A "Bush League" Anglo-Judeo cabal seized control the nation with a "false flag" 9/11 attack that they carried out themselves, then blamed on Middle Eastern countries. Al Qaeda is really "Al CIA-duh" and Bin Laden is really "Bush Laden." The "Global War" was a cute neocon trick for saying "World War Three" without having to say it. Left unchecked, the cabal will soon have us at war with Iran, even if it means setting up another 9/11-style false flag attack against us -- this one blamed on Iran itself or proxies like Hezbollah or Hamas.
This may seem like a long stretch from a long way off, but it becomes increasingly feasible as you draw near the BP refinery in Texas City. Locals are always aware of the unsettling fact that BP has suffered major explosions on 3/30/04, 3/23/05 and 7/28/05 -- all of which suspiciously resulted in world record profits for Big Oil. The 3/23/05 explosion was the most deadly petrochemicals event in decades, and insiders suggest that the official investigation labeling it an accident was fixed by Big Oil. The 3/30/04 and 7/28/05 incidents were smaller in scope, but larger in implication, since both of them were predicted weeks in advance by an ad hoc Internet posse of Houston area military and police figures.
Texas City residents also remember the two weeks of warnings that they were going to be set up for a small nuke on 1/31/06, because nuclear assets from the US government showed up on their beaches as predicted, unconvincingly insisting that their appearance there was only a matter of coincidence. Readers wanting to get the true story behind the official boilerplate should refer to my January article, still much discussed in Paulestinians articles, The 1/31 Nuke: Proof for Ron Paul.
Although the local mainstream media has adopted a don't-ask-don't-tell approach to the perils of Texas City, The Lone Star Iconoclast, deep in the heart of Texas and overlooking the Bush ranch in Crawford, has publicly demanded an official investigation. The newspaper that developed a worldwide reputation for principled independence by opposing Bush's re-election in 2004 has become the radical resource of record four years later. Publisher W. Leon Smith has set up a much-needed standard for American journalism with his March 3 editorial, "Time To Investigate Houston Is Now" Last week a distinguished group of 9/11 Truth Movement military experts added their voices to Mr. Smith's in a widely read op-ed, "Mayday Alert -- Texas Update".
Investigation and Infowar
More and more concerned American citizens are becoming aware that the Bush administration is without scruples. Eight years ago few of us would have dreamed that the resident of our White House would have committed and commuted felonies, or started an illegal war and inhuman torture. Nowadays a lot of us have nagging questions about 9/11, and a nagging suspicion that another 9/11 -- perhaps a punitive one against Texas City and Ron Paul -- is not so out of the question as it once seemed to be.
Three months ago Commander Brian Klock, a Bush League mystery man with connections to Naval intelligence and undisclosed foreign governments, ran a political campaign in Congressional District 22, the next-door neighbor to Ron Paul's District 14. He posted a campaign sign on the Houston freeway showing the downtown area being engulfed by a nuclear fireball.
Last month military insiders sent documents to Iconoclast writers detailing Southwest Region Civil Air Patrol exercises conducted April 10-13 in Texas. Their mission of responding to a terrorist 10-kiloton nuclear device was supplied by Homeland Security.
Last week Houston police officers gunned down mystery man Roland Vincent Carnaby, an intelligence officer with connections to Houston's FBI and Homeland Security, as well as to CIA. Carnaby's lawyer is using the word "assassination" to describe the suspicious killing.
In light of all this, it comes as no surprise that the Internet is buzzing again with rumors and reports that Texas City is the target for a nuclear false flag plan. It's a conspiratorial world out there, one where King George W. Bush may well have it in for Revolutionary Ron Paul.
Captain Eric H. May is a former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, as well as a former NBC editorial writer. His essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Houston Chronicle and Military Intelligence Magazine. For his biography, archives and upcoming interviews, refer to his home site.
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