Clinton's secret war
By David M. Bresnahan
This is the first of a two-part series on the revelations of military computer expert Curt Tomlin.
President Bill Clinton is playing war games on a top secret computer to come up with a way to be an international hero, according to the man who designed the system.
According to Rev. Curt Tomlin, a former member of the battle staff of both presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, Clinton is a desperate man who is like an animal trapped in a corner. He will do anything to regain his credibility and deflect criticism from his impending impeachment hearings, he says. He also is driven by his desire to create a positive legacy of his time in the White House, according to various reports.
Clinton's motivations are dangerous to the security of our nation, according to Tomlin. It was Tomlin who designed and perfected the Pentagon's first war games computer system, the top secret "Single Integrated Operating Procedure."
The "SIOP" computer is a method of targeting a military attack and evaluating the most likely response to that attack, according to Tomlin. Highly classified intelligence information is gathered from all over the world by the CIA and other sources, placed in the computer, and then accessed by Clinton to play his own personal war games.
"The decisions he's making right now are totally illogical and irresponsible," Tomlin told WorldNetDaily in an exclusive interview. "Looking at the power and everything he's got at his finger tips. That's a dangerous situation for a spastic individual."
Tomlin has maintained silence about the top secret program for many years. He has been called out of retirement three times and has served in the Navy, Air Force, and Army for a combined total of just over 24 years. He has also been hired by government contractors to assist in computer intelligence systems designed to improve security for military computer systems.
"I could be sticking my neck on the chopping block for a number of reasons," said Tomlin of his decision to make his information public. "Number one is, I'm still under some lifetime restrictions on security clearances. For example two of the clearances I had above top secret was ESI and category 7 and 9. That was three above that. Those are lifetime. So I have to be a little bit careful about what I put in print. I think people have to be aware of this, regardless of the consequences on my end. I feel that I would be guilty of the military crime of negligence of duty if I did not bring this to somebody's attention," explained Tomlin.
Clinton had tried to become an international hero by destroying hundreds of terrorists being trained by Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and a chemical weapons plant in Sudan. Those two missile attacks were chosen through use of the SIOP computer to which Clinton has access, according to Tomlin.
The computer predicted the result of the attacks would bring about the death of hundreds of terrorist forces and eliminate a chemical weapons factory. Someone intervened to change the results, according to an intelligence source who spoke only on condition of anonymity.
Reports in European newspapers after the attacks by Clinton corroborate what that source claimed. "There were no dead terrorists, and the chemical weapons plant was an innocent pharmaceutical plant. Instead of being a hero, Clinton is an international laughing stock. The terrorists were tipped off and cleared the area. The real chemical weapons plant was two miles away. It was a combination of bad intelligence and purposeful intervention," said the source.
Clinton has been searching the SIOP system ever since the failure in an effort to find another opportunity to prove himself to the world and become the international hero he envisions for his legacy, according to the source. Tomlin agrees.
"There's no choice. He's either going to sink or try again. We can look for some very unpleasant responses, depending on the target he chooses," says Tomlin.
When Clinton actually succeeds at inflicting damage to a group of international terrorists, many experts believe there will be swift and deadly retaliation. Americans are in danger of massive chemical and biological attacks in major metropolitan areas, as well as similar attacks on large military bases.
Tomlin says he is personally aware of unprotected water supplies to domestic military bases that could provide terrorists an opportunity to poison the drinking water used by most of the nation's military.
"When you contaminate a water supply ... that's almost beyond my comprehension," he remarked. The open borders of the United States make it a simple process for terrorists to come into the country and bring their weapons of mass destruction with them without detection," he says. "They can come and go as they please with any kind of cargo. That border is literally wide open, regardless of what INS tells you," warned Tomlin.
Tomlin believes there are many terrorist agents already located in the United States waiting for orders to strike. Other sources have independently confirmed that claim but were unwilling to be identified.
"There's no doubt that the U.S. is currently in the greatest danger of massive domestic attack from an external enemy than ever before in our nation's history," agreed one intelligence source who is equally concerned about Clinton pushing such terrorists to the point to massive retaliation. "They just need an excuse," he said.
"Of course, the president has available to him an awesome military force that he can use to launch a first strike on any target in the world," explained Tomlin of the top secret system available to Clinton. "One of the things I have been real concerned about recently is the type of response that we can expect from these various targets that the president can choose from. For example, if he chose to hit target A, the computer system would come back and tell him what kind of response he can expect. Will that response be in the nature of an explosive response like blowing up an embassy? Will it be in the form of a chemical or biological response, or a combination of the two? And it will also tell him, will the response be a psychological or political response, or a combination of any of these? In other words, the system will come back and tell him exactly what he can expect the owners of that target to do in retaliation," explained Tomlin, the father of that real-life computer war game.
"We got an awful lot of our information through CIA on site sources where these various targets were located," Tomlin says. "We could tell you anything you wanted to know about that target. How thick the walls were, if it were a structure, how far under ground it goes. How many megatons of explosives it would take to wipe it out totally, or give you 50 percent destruction, or 75 percent destruction. We could just tell you anything you wanted to know about that target."
The highly advanced computer system as well as the automated launch and attack systems enable Clinton to initiate an attack without the knowledge of very many other individuals. Such decisions could be made by Clinton alone, or with just a few political advisers. Military and security advisers could be left in the dark.
"That's what bothers me today," says Tomlin. "Given the fact that the man in the White House now has his finger on the trigger, and he can launch those forces which still consist of atomic warheads on any intercontinental ballistic missile. He can create a situation that could be very detrimental to this country. There are certain things that I'm really concerned about at this point in time concerning the highly probable responses that the president can expect as the result of striking certain targets."
With SIOP, Clinton can sit at his private computer and play war games until he finds the situation he likes best. He can literally type in various attacks around the world and the SIOP computer will tell him what will be the likely results of such an attack. With the push of a button he can turn the computer simulation he likes best into reality.
"The ones I am concerned about now is the possibility of a chemical or biological response to a specific strike that he would initiate," said Tomlin of his fear. "Simply because an explosive response is limited in scope. It's a token. It's a warning. But when you drop a very small amount of biological or chemical agents into the water supply of a large city of Dallas or Houston, my friend, we have a problem in that area. You can bring these agents through customs on our southern border almost undetected. There's just very little possibility of these things being detected coming through Customs or just walking across the border in a deserted area."
Tomlin created the SIOP computer back in 1963 when he served on the Kennedy battle staff. He continued to serve on the Johnson battle staff as well. Since then he has helped the military work on numerous top secret defense projects and information systems.
Tomlin did his work in the top secret underground "site R," as well as in the Pentagon war room. His work was considered so critical that he had a 24-hour armed Marine guard watching over him.
Although Tomlin is now retired, he still lives by Fort Hood in Texas and has many neighbors who are current and former military. He claims there are many who are getting out of the service because of Clinton.
"Unfortunately," says Tomlin, "that's the sentiment that is running rampant among military people in this area. If you cannot trust your leader, then we have a problem. This man cannot be trusted. They are deserting (their careers). I'm talking about our combat experienced veterans. They're giving up 18 years, 17 years and so forth and getting out because they can no longer trust their leader. They don't want to be a part of what he might create."
Tomlin expects Clinton to launch an attack very soon that will bring devastating domestic retaliation to the U.S.
"If I were still on active duty, either as an enlisted man or as a commissioned officer, knowing what I know now, looking at all of the information I have available to me, I would have no choice but to resign my commission or terminate my enlistment simply because there is no way that I could now trust my commander in chief," said Tomlin.
Clinton's secret war games -- part 2
He has the power to disable electronics anywhere in the world
This is the second of a two-part series on Clinton's secret war games and the concerns of the man who helped invent them.
By David M. Bresnahan Copyright 1998, WorldNetDaily.com
We are living in a new age of electronic warfare which could make every electrical device from military tanks to clock radios inoperative, according to one of the people responsible for such weapons systems.
President Bill Clinton could enter a few key strokes on a computer and selectively disable all electronics anywhere in the world, including within the U.S., using a top secret satellite system known as "LEO." That ability is not unique to the U.S., however. Other countries and even terrorists could knock out electronics equipment anywhere in the world.
Rev. Curt Tomlin, 65, is a retired Army major with 24 years combined service in the Navy, Air Force, and Army. He was a member of the battle staff for the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and developed top secret computer systems for the Pentagon. His unique expertise prompted the military to bring him out of retirement three times to put his skills to use in the development of war games computers, security computer systems and the testing of electronics warfare.
Tomlin gave an exclusive interview to WorldNetDaily to express his concerns about national security. He says the U.S. is in grave danger because of a president who is desperate to hang on to his position of power at all cost.
In an exclusive WorldNetDaily article yesterday, Tomlin detailed his fears that Clinton is using a war games computer to find a new target he can attack. Clinton's goal, according to Tomlin, is to become an international hero. Tomlin, who created the nation's first computer war game system, known as "SIOP," for the Pentagon, fears that Clinton's actions will bring devastating retaliation from terrorists who are just waiting for an excuse to activate their plan of domestic attack against the U.S.
Although Tomlin believes the greatest danger to the U.S. is from biological and chemical weapons, he is also concerned about electronic warfare. Tomlin believes Clinton is very upset with a large portion of the nation that wants him impeached. He says Clinton is planning a way to get back at his enemies in a big way.
"This man (Clinton) is extremely vindictive and he's going to get back at the country one way or another," said Tomlin, who is also concerned about Clinton's recent attempt to use the SIOP computer to attack alleged terrorist sites in Afghanistan and Sudan. Tomlin believes new attacks are imminent in order to turn the previous failure to damage the terrorists into a major victory that will make Clinton an international hero.
Tomlin expects domestic retaliation from the next attack by Clinton to be devastating. He says terrorists are already in the U.S. awaiting orders to attack, a claim supported by a recently intercepted fax sent world wide to 5,000 "soldiers" loyal to Osama bin Laden. The faxed order, reported in London and Jerusalem newspapers recently, tells the terrorists to be prepared to attack U.S. and Israel in four ways very soon.
According to the fax, the attacks would be designed to
Bring commercial airlines to a halt
Stop all maritime traffic
Occupy U.S. embassies around the world
Shut down U.S. banking Such actions would seem difficult to achieve, but Tomlin says it would actually be easy to accomplish with access to electronics warfare devices. Although his greatest concern is chemical or biological attack, he said he would not be surprised if the attack came through electronics. Virtually everything from military aircraft to TV remotes would be disabled, according to Tomlin.
Tomlin was called out of retirement in 1995 to participate in a top secret project. He worked in the 10th Mountain Division as a senior test plan analyst.
"You know that your automobile has an electronic ignition in it," explained Tomlin. "It also has a computer inside that. Did you know that we can immobilize every moving vehicle in this country with a few key strokes of a computer, all at the same time?
"By using the LEO satellites," he described, "you can disrupt the computers. You can stop that electronic ignition. It's all electronically based. You can interfere with it and stop it dead in it's tracks."
Tomlin also worked on tests dealing with laser technology and the global positioning system, but he did not provide details of those tests or their purpose. He did say the testing was extensive and was all for military purposes.
It is clear that China and other countries have this same technology, agreed Tomlin. He believes the recent intercepted bin Laden fax is evidence that terrorists have this same ability. Electronic warfare would make all four of the stated goals easily attainable.
Tomlin is risking legal action by the Pentagon for revealing top secret information. That's a risk he says he is willing to take because of the danger he believes has been caused by an out-of-control president.
"The decisions he's making right now are totally illogical and irresponsible," said Tomlin about his concerns regarding Clinton. "Looking at the power and everything he's got at his finger tips. That's a dangerous situation for a spastic individual." Tomlin has maintained silence about the top secret program for many years, but now he feels compelled to speak out.
"I could be sticking my neck on the chopping block for a number of reasons," said Tomlin of his decision to make his information public. "Number one is I'm still under some lifetime restrictions on security clearances. For example two of the clearances I had above top secret was ESI and category 7 and 9. That was three above that. Those are lifetime. So I have to be a little bit careful about what I put in print.
"I think people have to be aware of this, regardless of the consequences on my end. I feel that I would be guilty of the military crime of negligence of duty if I did not bring this to somebody's attention," explained Tomlin.
Is this all part of a planned conspiracy? Or is this a president gone mad? Tomlin said he would not be surprised by either scenario.
"If that's the way it turns out, I will not be at all surprised," he said. "When you put all of the pieces of the puzzle together you see how it all fits together.
"The ultimate end product of these programs the government has been working on is to create a generation of people who will readily accept sudden and radical change without question, without objection, and without opposition. That's the goal of these programs in a nutshell. This is headed toward a one-world government without any question what-so-ever, he warns. These programs have been going on for a long time. People need to pay attention to what Outcome-Based Education is all about, what Goals 2000 is all about, and these other socialistic programs that are leading in this direction. It's upon us," warned Tomlin.
In recent years Tomlin has been teaching and writing college courses dealing with electronic data processing. He tells his students, "If you can think of it, you can do it. Your only limitation is your own imagination. There are no limitations when it comes to electronics.
"Y2K is going to be one of the biggest problems you've ever seen in your life, coupled with the other intentional (electronic) interferences we're talking about."
Tomlin says he entered a Navy competition back in 1963 for a mystery computer assignment. After two weeks of competition with many others who wanted the top secret, undisclosed position, Tomlin was notified to pack his bags and report to the Pentagon.
"I had no idea what I would be doing until I walked into the front door. I had to compete for that job. At that time there were 700 of us in the Navy who had shown specific talent and progress for designing information and processing systems. That was Navy wide because data processing was so new at that time," explained Tomlin.
"There was three places we worked out of. Site R, which was the underground command post, the war room in the Pentagon -- the JCS war room. We also had a facility on the North Hampton, which was a light cruiser. That was also the Presidents alternate battle site on that cruiser. Later we also had a facility on the U.S. Wright, which was a converted jeep carrier from World War II."
When he first arrived he was the youngest, 30, and lowest ranked, petty officer, member of the Kennedy battle staff. No one on the team knew just what they wanted or expected from Tomlin, so he just observed and tried to find ways to put his skills to use.
"Nobody on the battle team was capable of telling me what they wanted me to do," he said. "So I fiddled around there for a couple of weeks just watching what the rest of the battle staff did during their exercises and their presidential briefings and stuff like that. Kind of with my hands in my pockets. We had a worldwide battle exercise and I wandered around the war room and watched them post the status boards, the maps, and process the 'twixes' as we called them back then. That's all the messages and the strikes and the targets. Finally, I concluded that these guys were doing this the hard way."
Tomlin, accompanied by his armed Marine guard who was with him 24 hours a day, went to work in the seclusion of his underground war room at site R. He began putting together some very simple procedures using IBM punch cards on the latest and greatest computer 1963 technology had to offer. Within just a few weeks another war game was called and Tomlin was ready to show off his creation, which he created totally on his own.
"We had a war game, and while they were doing their thing out there, nobody paid any attention to me and nobody knew I was around. So I went back and I got copies of all the incoming data and I did my thing and I threw my shoulders back one day and just started posting the status boards and everybody else -- all these lieutenant colonels and colonels and brigadier generals and everybody else -- were all gathered around the conference table and somebody said, 'Tomlin what the hell are you doing?' I said, 'Well, I'm plotting the results of these various strikes.' And they said, 'Who told you to do that?' I said, 'Nobody did.'
"They got to looking at their conclusions and my conclusions and they were identical. What took 30 or 40 folks for them to do, well I did it by myself in just a matter of minutes," described Tomlin of his first war games computer program. So that got their attention, and that's where everything started. So the next time around they used my computerized war game, which was the first one the Department of Defense ever had. Then later I got tasked to build a system for the targets, and then the rate of production for atomic weapons storage and accountability, and all that good stuff. It just kind of exploded (military computer assignments) from there."
The military had never called retirees back into full-time active duty until they needed Tomlin during the Gulf War. They needed him and didn't have a policy in place that enabled them to bring him back, pay him, and give him credit towards his retirement benefits.
Tomlin is listed as a military resource with critical skills, so the government made the necessary changes in policy and got him back for a full year of service. During that time he worked in the national records center in St. Louis, MO, to install new computer systems and redesign internal security for 6.9 million records. The commercial company he worked with to accomplish the task is owned by Ross Perot, he pointed out.
As the pioneer of computerized war games, and other information systems, Tomlin is obviously proud of his work. He is speaking out because he believes Clinton is a desperate man trying to save his position of power at any cost. He believes Clinton is not acting rationally and is about to subject the U.S. to grave danger from international terrorists. Tomlin says he is willing to accept the personal risk he is taking by revealing sensitive information about military systems and capabilities.
Tomlin, is now a minister, and is the director of the Christian Alert Network. He devotes his time to informing pastors and concerned Christians of problems he sees in government schools. He actively promotes home schooling, private schools and reform of public schools, which he says are being used by the government to manipulate the beliefs of children and take away parental rights.
"The primary purpose of the Christian Alert Network (TCAN)," states his web page, "is to inform individual Christian citizens on specific situations that adversely impact upon our basic Christian doctrine, religious freedom and traditional families and to encourage them to participate in the governmental process, in obedience to the Holy Scriptures and according to the intent of our Founding Fathers."