Introducing Captain Eric H. May, Ghost Troop CO
April 9, 2011 — Few people have heard of the Battle of Baghdad, which ended eight years ago today, let alone its cover-up. They might remember Iraq’s information minister, Mohammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, warning of a surprise awaiting invading U.S. troops if they attacked Saddam International Airport. Later, al-Sahhaf claimed that the Iraqi Republican Guard had slaughtered U.S. troops, and was in control of the entire facility. His claims were mostly true, but were effectively countered by a U.S. military-media campaign of evasions and distortions that switched the subject from the airport action to Private Jessica Lynch, while ridiculing al-Sahhaf as Baghdad Bob.
What came to be called the Battle of Baghdad Cover-Up (BOBCUP) was an illegal deception of the American people, as well as a desecration of the military men who fought and died, only to be pushed into the memory hole by their leaders. Captain Eric H. May, a former U.S. Army intelligence and public affairs officer, was outraged. He responded by declaring himself to be self-activated on a mission of conscience, then investigated and confirmed BOBCUP. Next, he reported his findings to both the Army Inspector General and the mainstream media, only to discover that both were complicit in the cover-up.
He soon realized that the entire U.S. establishment was waging a criminal global war and erecting a criminal homeland state, and he honored his military oath “to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic” by forming and assuming command of Ghost Troop, a cyber-intelligence unit named to honor the ghosts from the Battle of Baghdad. Before long the unit had several hundred members, including veterans of all services, including a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy. *
Initially, Ghost Troop’s mission was to penetrate the propaganda of the mainstream media, government and military; and to provide the American people with the essential military information being withheld from them.
Shortly after the Madrid bombing of 3/11, 2004, Ghost Troop determined that it had been a terror operation carried out by the pro-war Spanish government, then blamed on Arabs in an attempt to turn the war-weary Spanish people into pro-war hawks, just days before national elections. Ghost Troop also saw 9/11, which had kindled U.S. war fever, as false flag terror. Finally, they agreed that the U.S. government was routinely telling the public that there was going to be another 9/11 because it meant to carry it out. With grim humor, Ghost Troop began to refer to this future false flag as 9/11-2B. Using their military and media savvy to interdict 9/11-2B became their second mission, and consumed most of their efforts.
Those who know Captain May well consider his mission of conscience to be the stuff of legend. In 2008 The Lone Star Iconoclast in Texas demanded that Congress investigate his uncanny ability to warn the Internet about false flag dangers. He has forecast petrochemical explosions in Southeast Texas six times, each of them possibly an averted false flag attack. In 2006 he exposed a U.S. WMD team that had infiltrated the Texas City refinery area, forcing the local politicians, press and would-be perpetrators to collaborate on a propaganda piece with a dismissive title, but damning details.
There is a growing clamor in the 9/11 truth and patriot movements for Congress to award him the nation’s highest military honor. Dr. James H. Fetzer, a former USMC officer and founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, gave voice to many with his glowing accolade:
“This is a completely brilliant and fully justified recommendation, which I wholeheartedly support. I have not admired anyone during my life as much as I have Captain May. He is a superb analyst and remarkable human being.”
Iconoclast publisher W. Leon Smith credits him with saving the Republic from 9/11-2B with his leadership of Ghost Troop.
Captain May was a vibrant man, a martial arts expert, when he started Ghost Troop. In 2006, after three years of threats from the military, the FBI, et al., he was stricken with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Despite the advanced condition of his illness, the now-paralyzed veteran agreed to an interview.
B.J. Sabri: In a 2004 email to Susan Elan of The Journal News, you wrote, “I am pleased see that the antiwar is joining the infowar.” You sound like an antiwar activist. If you really are an antiwar military man, why did you take part in a war that you may have known was based on lies?
Captain May: I was no longer a serving soldier on 9/11, or during the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I accepted the official propaganda until the Battle of Baghdad Cover-Up (BOBCUP). After that I became a critic of the wars and the motives behind them.
War Crime and Punishment
BJ: You say, “War is just homicide on a national scale.” Homicide against whom, U.S. military personnel, who are the aggressors, or the people of Iraq, who were attacked? Furthermore, the word homicide sounds ordinary. Why not call it premeditated mass murder? Whatever you call it, the war criminals who planned and carried it out likely will go unpunished. Does this mean the United States government and military are above the law?
Capt. May: No. I realize that my phrase “war is just homicide on a national scale” is cold-blooded, but it’s a professional military man’s objectivity. I agree with you that moral judgments must be made, and elsewhere I’ve judged the Global War on Terror quite harshly. In an Al Jazeerah essay I wrote that the American people have been duped into war crimes, and called for the punishment of our leaders.
Whistleblower Jesse Macbeth
Kim Petersen: I first became acquainted with you when you responded to Dissident Voice pulling an article on allegations of U.S. military atrocities in Iraq by a purported Army Ranger, Jesse Macbeth. Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) disavowed Macbeth, and his claims of service were questioned. Lacking substantiation of his claims, DV pulled the article, and other media outlets followed suit. You decried this as a “hideous failure of American journalism.” Do you still see Macbeth as a victim of swiftboating?
Capt. May: Yes, Jesse Macbeth is a perfect example of a crucial dissident voice who had both courage and a vital message. Just before the swiftboat attacks began, an Arab-American TV show host, Dr. Hesham Tillawi of Current Issues, asked me to review the Macbeth interview. It sounded credible to me, a veteran of four different decades of military service. Macbeth was specific in terminology, tactics and training; and he was familiar with Middle East geography, lifestyle, and attitude. There had already been two local Arizona mainstream media stories about him as a war veteran, neither previously challenged, and he had been drawing benefits from the Veterans Administration.
When IVAW failed to support him, it was because administrator Amanda Braxton, a lifelong civilian, had caved in to the best swiftboating attack since the presidential election of 2004. It was led by men whose records in special operations, propaganda and Republican war rallying made them seem more like mercenaries than media. When I interviewed Braxton, she admitted that she had been frightened into turning on Macbeth. Further, she mentioned that his IVAW cohorts never doubted that he was a war veteran.
Given my familiarity with the military system, I made calls all the way to the top level of the Army, requesting confirmation of claims that Macbeth had never seen the war, and found that the Army didn’t want to comment. Macbeth was attacked simply because he said that we were using SS-style tactics against Muslims.
The alternative media chickened out on a crucial story, allowing the mainstream media and political establishment to cover it up. I wrote an article about it before moving on to other critical stories.
The Battle of Baghdad
KP: I had heard about the Battle of Baghdad at the airport from my colleague BJ Sabri, where reportedly U.S. troops had suffered many losses, but you are the first person I know to have reported about it online. You wrote that it was kept from public consciousness, “hidden under the distraction story of Private Jessica Lynch.” The Battle of Baghdad still has not emerged into public consciousness. Why do you think this is so?
Capt. May: In Ghost Troop, we never left the cover-up unchallenged. In early April of 2007, as the fourth anniversary of the Battle of Baghdad approached, The Lone Star Iconoclast published an interview with me, updating my research on the cover-up. A few days later Al Jazeera published an interview with Iraqi General Mohammed Al-Rawi, who had commanded Saddam’s forces at the airport. A few weeks later the U.S. Congress held hearings about media and military failure to report the truth from Iraq and Afghanistan, especially in the cases of Pvt. Jessica Lynch and Cpl. Pat Tillman.
I believe that Ghost Troop and The Iconoclast gave Al Jazeera and Congress the encouragement they needed to do as much as they did. I believe that the continuing cover-up by the mainstream and alternative media demonstrates that they are in large part controlled by the same pro-war establishment that has orchestrated everything, from 9/11 to the present, to turn the American dream of security into the Muslim nightmare of invasion.
Neutron Bombing Baghdad
BJ: There were many published emails that you wrote where you argue the public’s right to know the truth about the Battle of Baghdad. Since you were a witness to history, and since many accounts confirm that the U.S. used a neutron bomb to the end the battle, I ask you: Did the U.S. use a neutron bomb?
Capt. May: When the Battle of Baghdad occurred, I was at home in Texas, watching events on CNN. At that point I knew that something catastrophic had happened in Saddam International Airport, but I had no idea that it was something nuclear. Over the next couple of years I received many reports from both Arab and Western witnesses who said that we had used a neutron warhead. It wasn’t until I joined the antiwar Camp Casey in 2005, though, that I spoke with numerous witnesses together. They included Army and Marine veterans of the Battle of Baghdad, Arab witnesses and journalists. All their accounts, taken together, convinced me that we had used a neutron bomb. Gen. Al-Rawi confirmed this in his Al Jazeera interview.
Bushmen and Zionazis
BJ: In your Philippic contra George W. Bush, from your 2003 report to Congress, you suggested that he should articulate this message to the nation after the Battle of Baghdad began:
“We will not rest until the mission for which they gave their lives is accomplished. We will not stop until we have vanquished tyranny and terror abroad, and brought our heroes home. That will be our tribute to the fallen. God Bless America, Garry Owen, and goodnight.“
To me, you kept George Bush’s essence, but just embellished the rhetoric. Can you explain?
Capt. May: It’s likely that Bush himself read my words, since we shared some acquaintances. In the philippic, I attacked him as a lying coward, and to drive the point home I wrote the words that I would have written for him had I been his speechwriter at the time of the Battle of Baghdad. At that point I still made no judgment about whether or not the war in Iraq was legal or illegal. I was just chiding him for not having enough guts to admit facts.
I was writing rhetoric, of course, by putting the best face on the facts as I then believed them to be. Please bear in mind that I was slamming the most powerful man on earth at a time when he had shown himself to be tyrannical and murderous. Anyone who writes a philippic must worry that it will be a fatal act of defiance. A couple of days after I wrote mine, political dissidents in the U.S. and U.K. began to be assassinated. It was the topic of a recent article about them and me.
BJ: What do you think now about the endless wars of what many experts contend is a Zionist-controlled United States government?
Capt. May: I guess I would have to call myself one of those cynical experts. The United States has become a golem, mindlessly carrying out proxy wars for Zionists. Until we awaken as a nation to Israel’s machinations and manipulations against our interests, we shall be in great danger, and we shall be a great danger to the rest of the world.
Nuclear Obama and 9/11-2B
KP: 9/11 provided a pretext for the so-called War on Terror, and Ghost Troop has been vigilant in defending against another 9/11. Does an Obama government affect the need for such vigilance?
Capt. May: Not in the least. In his first year in office, Obama has demonstrated conclusively that he is a puppet for the war cabal. He needs another 9/11-style event to re-energize the dictatorial Homeland and the imperial Global War, which are nothing more than euphemisms for “Vaterland” and “World War.” In Ghost Troop we use an operational codename for this required next 9/11: We call it “9/11-2B” — the 9/11 that the establishment assures us is going “to be.” Just a month ago Obama’s intelligence officials were projecting 9/11-2B in 3 to 6 months. The way we look at it, that means this puppet president wants to set up such an attack before the Congressional elections. Recent emphasis on cyber operations is an indicator that 9/11-2B will entail an attack on the Internet, the only remaining free medium and the greatest impediment to totalitarian rule in the United States.
Tyrants and Terrorists
BJ: Do you really think that these wars are about tyranny and terror? In wider sense, do you think it is about time that the American people stop doing whatever their rulers incite them to do?
Capt. May: I think that these wars are about tyranny and terror, the tyranny and terror of psychopaths who have seized power in the West. They intend to do far worse deeds than they have done. The only way we can stop them is by doing what you suggest: awakening the American people to the perils of being misled by perfidious leaders and an evil establishment. I am proud to be, like you, among the dissident voices engaged in this historic struggle, in which we have transformed the Internet into the printing press of the New American Revolution.
* Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, a rare friend of both Eric May and George HW Bush, volunteered to serve as the Ghost Troop chaplain, thereby earning the GT nickname of Chaplain Chase. He was a unit member, 2003 – 2006. The GT staff considered him to be a double agent, useful to GT if left in place and out of the loop. The unit’s BOBCUP Report contains most of his 2003 correspondence with the captain.
- Micro nuke used in Baghdad?, Truth Frequency Network, March 27, 2011
- Private Jessica Lynch, the media and the military, BOBCUP Report, July 29, 2003
- Time To Investigate Houston Is Now, The Lone Star Iconoclast, March 5, 2008
- The Texas Triangle: Terror and Treason, The Lone Star Iconoclast, October 24, 2007
- Nuclear Attack Warning Story Dismissed, Galveston County Daily News, February 2, 2006
- Captain Eric H. May Deserves Congressional Medal of Honor, The Lone Star Iconoclast, February 2, 2010
- Ghost Troop Introduction, America Filed Books, December 21, 2003
- Email to Susan Elan of The Journal News, BOBCUP Report, November 12, 2004
- Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld:Geneva Conventions now, Nuremberg Principles later, Al Jazeerah, July 3, 2006
- Battle of Baghdad Cover-Up Four Years Later, The Lone Star Iconoclast, April 2, 2007
- US accused of using neutron bombs, Al Jazeera, April 9, 2007
- Tillmans, Jessica Lynch to testify on Hill, Army Times, April 23, 2007
- Philippic contra George W. Bush, BOBCUP Report, July 15, 2003
- Captain Courageous Witnessed: Dr. Kelly Assassinated!, The Lone Star Iconoclast, December 10, 2009
- Jesse Macbeth Interview, May 28, 2006
- Updating a War Crime Witness: Jesse Macbeth, Political Research, June 5, 2006
- BP 7/28 Nuke Plan vs. U.S. Officers Coup, The Lone Star Iconoclast, August 2, 2010
- Appointment of Chase Untermeyer as Ghost Troop Chaplain, BOBCUP Report, August 28, 2003
- BOBCUP Report (Volumes I – IV), 2003
- Captain Eric H. May Index, America First Books, 2003 – Present
Endnote: This interview was originally published by Dissident Voice, on February 24, 2012, as Combating the Disinformation, Psyops, and Cover-ups of the US Military. It was conducted via email by Kim Petersen, co-editor of Dissident Voice, and B. J. Sabri, an Iraqi-American antiwar activist.