Monday, July 30, 2007

Nuke Portland!

A man who claims to be a former Army intelligence officer called Captain Eric May claims that the city of Portland, Oregon might be blown up by a nuclear weapon under the disguise of a publicly announced emergency response exercise. Like the famous Pentagon MASCAL example, he fails to notice the fact that responding to an event is not the same as carrying it out, it involves completely different skills. This would actually be a tragedy, as I have been meaning to visit Powell's.

Kevin "Stalker" Barrett interviews him on one of his paranoid nutjob radio shows (Barrett himself is confused as to which one). May is one of those who believes that every terrorist attack is the work of the US goverment, and that Al Qaeda consists entirely of government operatives. Amazingly, they seem to have convinced much of the Muslim world of the exact opposite. He never explains how they do that.

What people like him and Alex Jones rely on, is the fact that they make so many predictions, that one of them is bound to come true, by sheer chance. As I have said so many times before, there is no falsifiability. In fact May specifically states that if any of his predictions don't come true, it is because he was responsible for stopping it. He can't be wrong!

Barrett adds to this insanity by saying that he calls up the public relations people for NORAD, and other government agencies, and tells whoever picks up the phone not to carry out fake terror attacks, which he claims is actually an effective tactic. I am not kidding, I couldn't make up this stuff if I tried.

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