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Beware the Ides of May: U.S. Navy Exercise near Iran

April 10, 2013

During the month of May, the U.S. Navy will carry out a 25-day exercise with mines and "underwater improvised explosive devices" off the coast of Iran on both sides of the Straits of Hormuz. Such an exercise presents an opportunity for a false-flag attack by those who want to instigate a military conflict with Iran. 

Naval exercises are meant to be as realistic as possible.
- Olivier Schmidt, author of The Intelligence Files: Today's Secrets, Tomorrow's Scandals

The easiest way to carry out a false-flag attack is by setting up a military exercise that simulates the very attack you want to carry out.
- Captain Eric H. May, former U.S. Army military intelligence officer

War games and military exercises near a hostile nation can lead to serious consequences, even war, which is why it is important for the public to understand the risks involved. Next month, from May 6 to May 30, the U.S. Navy will be conducting a large-scale naval exercise involving mines and drones very close to the territorial waters of Iran. This is an extremely risky exercise because the current Israeli regime, which is known for its expertise in terror attacks, is pushing hard for the United States to take military action against Iran. Given the chance, there can be little doubt that the Israelis would carry out a false-flag attack to instigate a war with Iran. This is a very real danger that has to be understood.

The U.S. Navy will be engaged in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX 13) in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman during the month of May 2013.  The 25-day exercise will involve personnel from the navies of 30 nations, according to a press release from the U.S. Navy:

Representatives from more than 30 nations will gather May 6-30 in Bahrain and waters of the Gulf region for International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 13.

The largest exercise of its kind in the region, IMCMEX 13 will exercise a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade; mine countermeasures, maritime security operations (MSO) and maritime infrastructure protection (MIP).

Source:  “Nations to Gather for IMCMEX 13” April 8, 2013, U.S. Navy

Since the U.S. Navy does not identify the thirty nations involved in the exercise, it may be that the Israeli navy is one of the participants. In any case the exercise will bring U.S. naval vessels and others very close to Iranian waters, if not into them, which presents an opportunity ripe for treachery. Those who want to instigate hostilities with Iran could do so by carrying out some sort of provocative false-flag action, such as an attack on a vessel from either side. The Israelis have modern stealthy German-built submarines and could provoke hostilities by attacking a vessel - or even Iran - during the exercise, for example.

In last year's exercise, IMCMEX 12, the operations included "underwater improvised explosive devices," like the hidden bombs of unknown origin that have killed and maimed so many Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan:

In the second phase, ships, crews and observers got underway to conduct training in at-sea maneuvers, mine hunting operations, helicopter mine countermeasures (MCM) operations, and international Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations. Small boat operations focused toward underwater improvised explosive devices.

Source: "IMCMEX12 Military Exercise Concludes," U.S. Navy, September 27, 2012


It was during exactly such a naval exercise by NATO and other navies that the Baltic ferry Estonia was sunk in September 1994, taking the lives of about 1,000 civilians. The Russian submarine Kursk sank during another. An anti-terror drill was being conducted in London when bombs went off in July 2005 - in exactly the same places the drill had prepared for. Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was actually on the scene for that false-flag terror event.

The false-flag terror attacks of 9-11 occurred during several military drills, one of which simulated an aircraft smashing into a military building near the Pentagon, the National Reconnaissance Office. Another exercise actually involved fake hijacked aircraft, which completely confused air traffic controllers who had no idea what was real and what was fake when the exercise became reality.

The attacks of 9-11 were exploited by the Zionist war party to bring the U.S. into two extremely costly and disastrous wars in the Middle East.  It is wise to be prudent and constantly aware of the very real possibility of more false-flag treachery being used to start another.

Sources and Recommended Reading: 

“IMCMEX12 Military Exercise Concludes,” U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs, September 27, 2012 

“Nations to Gather for IMCMEX 13,” U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs, April 8, 2013 

“The Terror Drills That Became Real: 9/11, the London Bombings & the Sinking of Estonia,” by Christopher Bollyn   

“U.S. Allies Plan Big Gulf Naval Exercise In May,” Reuters, April 9, 2013 

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