Military base vulnerabilities

The worst attacks against the United States have occurred when most people didn't see them coming, but there were some observers who had serious suspicions before such events, says Marshall Chamberlain, a disabled Marine Corp officer."After the planes hit on Sept. 11, 2001, then-CIA director George Tenet was reported to have said, 'This has bin Laden all over it,' and later, 'I wonder if it has anything to do with this guy taking pilot training,' referring facetiously to Zacarias Moussaoui and his co-conspirators," says Chamberlain, a veteran who enjoys access to military bases and their facilities worldwide - and who has been profoundly appalled at the lack of security precautions protecting our military bases. "I fear we may be overlooking a major threat yet again. Terrorist acts can come from any direction - international as well as domestic, and we must be vigilant in all conceivable ways." Chamberlain recently detailed in short-story format exactly how terrorists might strike a military base on U.S. soil. His narrative, "The Gruesome Foursome, a Terrorist Scenario" is a nearly hour-by-hour description spanning three days. "With my disabled-veteran ID card, I can gain access to 99 percent of the more than 1,000 military bases dotting the globe," he says. "According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, '...the number of anti-government groups in the U.S. has increased by some 800 percent since President Barack Obama took office ... and at last count there were 1007 hate groups.' " His story centers on a plausible entity, the True Freedom Coalition, which has been classified as a "patriot group" by the Department of Homeland Security. A detailed, documentary-style series of events unfolds, illustrating what Chamberlain believes to be one of our nation's biggest national-security vulnerabilities. "The Gruesome Foursome, a Terrorist Scenario" is available at

********** Published: Dec. 12, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 35