Is it Real or is it Fiction? – Raven’s Run

Is it Real or is it Fiction? – My novel Raven’s Run meets harsh reality

We live in interesting times. My last three novels have crashed into reality before the ink was dry on the page. And so it is with my tale Raven’s Run.


Chapter One starts with a “rogue” agent called on the carpet at CIA Headquarters. His “crime” was exceeding his orders and doing harm to radical Islam by blowing up an Iranian nuclear weapons facility. They not only want to fire my character, they want him tried for TREASON and executed. The story unfolds from there….

Raven’s Run was published on September 9, 2014. Since then, reality (failed Foreign Policy and an Iran sworn to acquiring nuclear weapons, annihilating Israel, and attacking America) has provided similar conflict and disconnect in dysfunctional Washington.

Bachmann to Obama at White House Christmas Party 2014: Bomb Iran

BY: Daniel Wiser December 11, 2014 4:35 pmMicheleBachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) [A respected senior member of the House Intelligence Committee who is fully briefed in on National Security Matters] knew the White House Christmas party this week would be her last chance as a member of Congress to speak directly to President Obama.

She didn’t waste the opportunity. Despite the objections of her family members, who didn’t want to be embarrassed, Bachmann said she wanted to give some “substantive comments” to the president. She waited until pictures were taken and her family walked off the stage.

“I turned to the president and I said, something to the effect of, ‘Mr. President, you need to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, because if you don’t, Iran will have a nuclear weapon on your watch and the course of world history will change,’” she told the Washington Free Beacon. “And he got his condescending smile on his face and laughed at me and said, ‘Well Michele, it’s just not that easy.’ And I said to him, ‘No, Mr. President, you’re the president, it will happen on your watch, and you’ll have to answer to the world for this.’ And that was it and then I left. Merry Christmas,” she said with a laugh.

Here’s a link if you wish to read more about this casual dismissal of Bachmann’s concerns.

EMP Nuke

EMP Nuke


The major threat to America featured in Raven’s Run involves EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) weapons and attacks on our power grid and communications infrastructure. Before my book even came out, I became aware of at least four possible attacks. Two of these, one by a Russian aircraft that disabled a state-of-the-art US Naval warship (the USS Donald Cook) by use of an EMP weapon, and one on a major Silicon Valley substation by gunfire from persons unknown, were definite, documented attacks.

Neither has been much reported in the US media. A link to my blog post about this is here.

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A former CIA officer, Clare Lopez, has a bombshell revelation about the Obama administration that should have every single American TERRIFIED and she is risking her life to call out President Barack Obama in the biggest way possible.

After decades with the CIA and serving as an instructor for special forces and intelligence students, Lopez is now with the Center for Security Policy managing the counter-jihad and Sharia programs, according to Political Insider.

She has confided with WND in private, but declined to say on-the-record that America HAS switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama.

America’s Freedom Fighters have said time and time again that Obama is a Muslim sympathizer and apparently we have been right all along.

GARTH KANT at WND is reporting that Lopez, a well respected operative in the intelligence community who has worked in the Reagan White House has come out and said that the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Sharia,” or repressive Islamic law, that is until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates.

Why the switch?

Lopez explained, when the so-called Arab Spring appeared in late 2010, “It was time to bring down the secular Muslim rulers who did not enforce Islamic law. And America helped.”

And why would Obama want to do that?

As she told WND earlier this month, Lopez believed the Muslim Brotherhood has thoroughly infiltrated the Obama administration and other branches of the federal government.

She also came to the conclusion Obama had essentially the same goals in the Mideast as the late Osama bin Laden: “to remove American power and influence, including military forces, from Islamic lands.”

– See more at:


For more about Obama’s support of radical Islam and the horrors of a nuclear Iran, please see these links.

Link1. “Free Speech must die!”

Link2. “The Senate and Iran’s Bomb.”

Link3. “Obama’s Wars.”

“The stakes are as high as they come. But Obama cannot be candid about the terms of the ongoing discussions, especially now. The inevitable consequences of his dangerous position already are provoking widespread bipartisan disapproval in America. The White House most fears the effect Netanyahu will have on congressional consideration of further Iran sanctions if no deal is reached.

Obama is worried with good reason. Although Iran and the West have been negotiating since 2003, only Obama has made the massive concessions to Tehran that have brought a deal close at hand. And it is not just what Netanyahu will say in Washington but also his timing that set off Obama and his acolytes.”

— John Bolton

***  Yikes ***

During the 2015 elections in Israel (an overwhelming victory by Netanyahu which offended Obama) this came out in their media. It is the exact plot line of Raven’s Run.

The issue of a nuclear EMP attack was raised in the final hours of this week’s elections in Israel when U.S. authority Peter Vincent Pry penned a column for Arutz Sheva warning of Iran’s threat to free nations.

“Iranian military documents describe such a scenario — including a recently translated Iranian military textbook that endorses nuclear EMP attack against the United States,” he wrote.

A knowledgeable source said that the textbook discusses an EMP attack on America in 20 different places.

Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who is leading an effort to protect the U.S. electric grid from an EMP attack, has recently made similar claims based on the document translated by military authorities.

Read More. Link.


Kill radius of one EMP blast

Kill radius of one EMP blast

“Death To America.” Here is what former CIA Directors Michael Hayden and James Woolsey said about Iran’s being able to destroy America with just one or two nuclear weapons by using EMP bursts (exactly as in Raven’s Run).


In the Fall of 2015, we have the “Obama/Kerry Deal,” an EO to allow Iran to legally have nuclear weapons. Part of the deal is to release massive funding (~ $150 Billion) to Iran for weapons and terrorism. Another part commits America to protecting its nuke sites.

As we approach 9/11/2015 polls indicate that only 21% (Pew poll) to 25% (Quinnipiac poll) of the American public supports this deal. Unfortunately, it seems the deal can’t be stopped. At present, Obama has the votes to support a veto of legislation to prevent it, or perhaps even to filibuster such legislation. Senator Ted Cruz gave a fiery speech opposing this. Here is a link to his full speech.

Senator Cruz’s speech warned that “the deal” would enable an EMP attack (as is depicted in my novel Raven’s Run)  that would kill millions of Americans. My media interviews [my part of this one starts at 20:29] on this topic discuss a general consensus that an EMP attack that took down the power grid would have a mortality rate in dense urban areas as high as 70-90%.

Congress failed to block the Iran Deal. It’s not over: “There may be side effects.” Link.

2017:  Years after my Raven’s books appeared, I remained puzzled that America was so unaware of the huge EMP threat posed to America. How could this be?

I just learned how. Obama destroyed the watchers immediately after he took office.

Arthur Herman is right on when he describes the threat of North Korea’s missiles and a way to destroy them (“There’s a Way to Stop a North Korean Missile Attack,” op-ed, March 13). In addition to our deployment of the Thaad and Aegis missile defense systems to protect South Korea and Japan (along with our troops), he calls for a boost-phase intercept.

However, If North Korea, Iran or other “bad actors” sent a missile armed with a small nuclear device toward our coast and detonated it many miles up in the atmosphere, it would create an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that would “fry” all the electronics on the ground. As the former head of our Ballistic Missile Defense System told me, “we would have no communications, computers, cell phones, refrigeration, sanitation, transportation . . . it would set us back to the year 1910.”

In addition to deploying additional missile defense systems along our East Coast and Gulf Coast (we currently have interceptors in California), we should reinstate the EMP Commission, which testified to the House Armed Services Committee about this dire threat and recommended ways to protect our electricity grid, among other things. Alas, it was disbanded in 2009.

 Karna Small Bodman

Former Senior Director

National Security Council

(Reagan White House)

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6 Responses to Is it Real or is it Fiction? – Raven’s Run

  1. John Trudel says:

    More from Ms. Bachmann —

    BuzzFeed reports:

    Bachmann was referring to a report in the Wall Street Journal that stated President Obama wrote secret letters to the Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei about having a shared interest in fighting the Islamic State and reaching an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

    “Now when in the world — and by that, I mean the goals of the Islamic State, the fact that they want their own state. Our president, we know now, is writing secret notes to the Ayatollah in Iran; there’s a recent report that the president is trying to have private meetings with the Ayatollah in Iran. Iran is very clear about their goal — their goal is to have a nuclear weapon. They’ve said, unequivocally, they will use it against the United States and against Israel.”

    Bachmann said she used time at the White House Christmas party earlier in December when members of Congress take photos with the president to tell him to “please end their nuclear program.”

    “I used that time to talk to him about a nuclear Iran, and I asked him to please end their nuclear program, because we have the capacity to end it. And I said, ‘Mr. President, this will be on your watch.’”

    Bachmann said the president spoke to her condescendingly when he answered.

    “And he laughed at me condescendingly, and he said: ‘Well, Michele, it isn’t that easy. But that’s okay.’ Like patting me on the head, like I didn’t know what I was talking about. And I looked back at him, and I said: ‘Mister President, if Iran has a nuclear weapon, it will be on your watch. And the history of the world will change, because of your failure to act.’”

    Some may claim that Bachmann is “out to lunch” on this and is merely an “Islamophobe” for making such claims. However, as Ben Barrack has said, “The claim is only outrageous when viewed in a vacuum, not when viewed in the context of Obama’s background, decisions while president, and people he has in his administration.”

    Unless we forget, Obama stood and engaged in taqiyyah when he told the American people that the Islamic State was neither Islamic nor a state. Other examples of the Obama administration standing with Islamists include his State Department’s recent working alongside a designated terrorist organization in order to whitewash their terrorist connections, and John Kerry’s taqiyyah claim that “The real face of Islam is a peaceful religion based on the dignity of all human beings.”

    Barack Obama poked America’s veteran’s in their eyes, while at the same time committing treason by funding, supplying arms and military equipment to America’s enemies, the Muslim Brotherhood. He traded known five known Islamic Taliban terrorist leaders for one American deserter, and one of those leaders has already vowed to fight the US.

    As for Bachmann, earlier this year, after putting forward legislation that would label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, much like the United Arab Emirates did, she warned that Obama would be granting amnesty to Islamic terrorists, and it seems that no one is listening. However, history will demonstrate that Mrs. Bachmann was right in doing what she did.


  2. John Trudel says:

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., had a succinct analysis of the Obama administration’s latest diplomatic move and how it appeared to conflict with FBI’s own assessment.

    “The president is going exactly in the opposite direction of trying to stamp out terrorism,” she told WND upon hearing why Obama administration officials had huddled earlier in the week with representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and the Muslim American Society, or MAS.

    According to a statement on CAIR’s website, representatives from the two U.S.-based Islamic groups met with senior government officials on December 22, and pledged to work together to counter a decision by the United Arab Emirates, or UAE, on November 15, to put CAIR and MAS on its list of foreign terrorist groups.

    The UAE also outlawed the two organizations and declared CAIR and MAS to be front groups for the terrorist organization the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The FBI severed contacts with CAIR in 2009 as “not an appropriate liaison partner” for the bureau because of evidence linking the group and its founders to Hamas, which the U.S. lists as a terrorist organization. Hamas runs Gaza and was founded as an offshoot of the jihadist organization the Muslim Brotherhood, based in Egypt.

    “It’s interesting that the administration has parted ways with it’s own position and is now meeting with a U.S. court designated co-conspirator of terrorist financing,” observed Bachmann.

    Federal prosecutors named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial over a plot to fund Hamas. In November 2008, in the biggest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history, Holy Land Foundation members were convicted of sending millions of dollars to Hamas.

    Justice Department prosecutors implicated CAIR and other prominent Islamic organizations in the U.S. in the conspiracy and said they had acted at the direction of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorism.


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