9/11/9 The Pretext to Conquer the World by Destroying It If Necessary

We are entering a new American century, in which we will become still wealthier, culturally more lethal, and increasingly powerful. We will excite hatreds without precedent. There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing. http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/97summer/peters.htm

9/11/9 digest comment:
Due to continual crashing and loss of work in progress this issue cannot be completed, but the basics are here that expose this monstrous crime by U.S. imperialism in its 'homeland' as pretext to launch its global war of state terror.

Under Obama the bipartisan U.S. 'National Security' Agenda has expanded and intensified, a friendlier face of fascsism accomplishing what what was impossible, though begun under Bush. Even this tactical switch garbed in smiley-face-silver-tongued lies is unable to do what is necessary for the finance capitalist ruling class successfully because the more ruthless it becomes the more its hegemonic arrogance unleashes meets increasingly unified opposition and resistance.

A Global Empire by Destruction, Terror & Death: 911 and the Great American Decline

5/19/09 Zelikow's "Public Myths" & 911:Commission Claims Based on Torture;

"...its (the interrogation program begun in April - May 2002) principal priority for intelligence was not aimed at preempting another terrorist attack on the U.S. but discovering a smoking gun linking Iraq and al Qaeda"
Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff for then-Secretary of State Colin Powell in The Washington Note online political journal.

9/11 Commission controversy
NBC News analysis of the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report and interviews with Commission staffers and current and former U.S. intelligence officials.
January 30, 2008
By Robert Windrem and Victor Limjoco
The NBC News analysis shows that more than one quarter of all footnotes in the 9/11 Report refer to CIA interrogations of [ALLEGED] al-Qaida operatives who were subjected to the now-controversial interrogation techniques.... According to both current and former senior U.S. intelligence officials, the operatives cited by the Commission were subjected to the harshest of the CIA’s methods, the "enhanced interrogation techniques." In fact, information derived from the interrogations is central to the Report’s most critical chapters, those on the planning and execution of the attacks. The analysis also shows - and agency and commission staffers concur - there was a separate, second round of interrogations in early 2004, done specifically to answer new questions from the Commission.

"We were not aware, but we guessed, that things like that were going on," Philip Zelikow, the 9/11 Commission executive director, told NBC News. "We were wary…we tried to find different sources to enhance our credibility." ... Zelikow admits "quite a bit, if not most" of its information on the 9/11 conspiracy "did come from the interrogations."

" Zelikow picks the areas of investigation, the briefing materials, the topics for hearings, the witnesses, and the lines of questioning for witnesses. . . .In effect, he sets the agenda and runs the investigation."...
The Pentagon’s psychological operations (psy-ops) reflect the theories of former State Dept official, Philip Zelikow: that the creation and perpetuation of ‘public myths’ or ‘public presumptions’... e.g. public political consciousness ... is shaped by “searing events” which help move the public in a desired political direction.
Zelikow's self-described area of academic expertise is the creation and management of "public myths" or "public presumptions" ... at Harvard he worked with Ernest May and Richard Neustadt on the use, and misuse, of history in policymaking.... as Zelikow noted... "contemporary" history is "defined functionally by those critical people and events that go into forming the public's presumptions about its immediate past. The idea of 'public presumption'," he explained, "is akin to William McNeill's notion of 'public myth' but without the negative implication sometimes invoked by the word 'myth.' Such presumptions are beliefs (1) thought to be true (although not necessarily known to be true with certainty), and (2) shared in common within the relevant political community."...
Zelikow has also written about terrorism and national security... In the November-December 1998 issue of Foreign Affairs, he co-authored an article entitled "Catastrophic Terrorism," in which he speculated that if the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center had succeeded, "the resulting horror and chaos would have exceeded our ability to describe it. Such an act of catastrophic terrorism would be a watershed event in American history. It could involve loss of life and property unprecedented in peacetime and undermine America’s fundamental sense of security, as did the Soviet atomic bomb test in 1949. Like Pearl Harbor, the event would divide our past and future into a before and after. The United States might respond with draconian measures scaling back civil liberties, allowing wider surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects and use of deadly force. More violence could follow, either future terrorist attacks or U.S. counterattacks. Belatedly, Americans would judge their leaders negligent for not addressing terrorism more urgently." ...

Philip Zelikow, key u.s. strategic theorist & player, explains u.s. 'anti-terrorist' geopolitics for global hegemony
Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy
Philip Zelikow, Project Director
An article based on this report will be published in the journal Foreign Affairs in the November/December 1998 issue.

...Foreword: Preventive Defense
Through more than four decades of Cold War, American national security strategy was difficult to implement but easy to understand. America was set on a clear course to contain Soviet expansionism anywhere in the world, all the while building a formidable arsenal of nuclear weapons to deter the Soviet Union from using military force against it or its allies. Now, with the end of the Cold War, the underlying rationale for that strategy—the threat from the Soviet Union—has disappeared. What strategy should replace it? Much depends on finding the correct answer to this question....

The result is a world today seemingly without a major threat to the United States, and the U.S. is now enjoying a period of peace and influence as never before. But while this situation is to be savored by the public, foreign policy and defense leaders should not be complacent. This period of an absence of threat challenges these leaders to find the vision and foresight to act strategically, even when events and imminent threats do not compel them to do so.

To understand the dangers and opportunities that will define our nation’s strategy in the new era, we must see the post-Cold War world the way George Marshall looked upon Europe after World War II, and return to prevention. In essence, we now have another chance to realize Marshall’s vision: a world not of threats to be deterred, but a world united in peace, freedom, and prosperity. To realize this vision, we should return to Marshall’s strategy of preventive defense.

Preventive Defense is a concept of defense strategy for the United States in the post-Cold War Era. It stresses the need to anticipate security dangers which, if mismanaged, have the potential to re-create Cold War-scale threats to U.S. interests and survival. The foci of Preventive Defense are: proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, catastrophic terrorism, "loose nukes" and other military technology from the former Soviet Union, Russia’s post-Cold War security identity, and the peaceful rise of China.

Preventive Defense is the most important mission of national security leaders and of the defense establishment. They must dedicate themselves to Preventive Defense while they deter lesser but existing threats—in Iraq and North Korea—and conduct peacekeeping and humanitarian missions—in Bosnia, Haiti, Rwanda, and so on—where aggression occurs but where American vital interests are not directly threatened.

This report is the sixth in a series of Preventive Defense Project reports on key applications of Preventive Defense. We are grateful to our colleagues in the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group and the Visions of Governance for the Twenty-First Century for their collaboration.
This report is a product of the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group, a nine-month long collaboration of faculty from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of Virginia. The Group involves experts on national security, terrorism, intelligence, law enforcement, constitutional law, technologies of Catastrophic Terrorism and defenses against them, and government organization and management. The Group is co-chaired by Ashton B. Carter and John M. Deutch, and the project director is Philip D. Zelikow. Organized by the Stanford-Harvard Preventive Defense Project, the work of the Study Group is part of the Kennedy School of Government’s "Visions of Governance for the Twenty-First Century" project, directed by Dean *Joseph S. Nye, Jr. and Elaine Kamarck.

Soft power alone will not resolve nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea, Nye admits, but it can convince other nations to isolate those countries. Soft power will also help win the war on terror, as extremist and moderate Muslims compete for the support of ordinary people, Military maneuvers in the Middle East can’t succeed without a soft-power policy that convinces Muslims to reject radical groups who encourage violence. For these reasons, “Soft power is more relevant than ever,” and Nye recommends that political leaders understand its nuances. – YaleGlobal
Think Again: Soft Power
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Foreign Policy, 1 March 2006
Power is the ability to alter the behavior of others to get what you want. There are basically three ways to do that: coercion (sticks), payments (carrots), and attraction (soft power).

Phillip D. Zelikow...911 Myth Maker
In 1998, Zelikow wrote Catastrophic Terrorism about imagining "the transformative event" three years before 9/11. Here are Zelikow's 1998 words; Readers should imagine the possibilities for themselves, because the most serious constraint on current policy [nonaggression] is lack of imagination. An act of catastrophic terrorism that killed thousands or tens of thousands of people and/or disrupted the necessities of life for hundreds of thousands, or even millions, would be a watershed event in America's history. It could involve loss of life and property unprecedented for peacetime and undermine Americans' fundamental sense of security within their own borders in a manner akin to the 1949 Soviet atomic bomb test, or perhaps even worse. Constitutional liberties would be challenged as the United States sought to protect itself from further attacks by pressing against allowable limits in surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects, and the use of deadly force. More violence would follow, either as other terrorists seek to imitate this great "success" or as the United States strikes out at those considered responsible. Like Pearl Harbor, such an event would divide our past and future into a "before" and "after." The effort and resources we devote to averting or containing this threat now, in the "before" period, will seem woeful, even pathetic, when compared to what will happen "after." Our leaders will be judged negligent for not addressing catastrophic terrorism more urgently.

...if people see that the guy who wrote The 9/11 Commission Report got his Ph.D. in PUBLIC MYTHS and had his hand in scripting the 9/11 event itself in 1998, they might be more receptive to the idea that the official story of 9/11 should be revisited.

9/11: Time for a Second Look
Sunday, 17 May 2009
David Ray Griffin
Author of The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé, 2008, named "Pick of the Week," by Publishers Weekly an honor bestowed on only 51 books a year.

...Most people assumed that the 9/11 Commission was run by its co-chairmen, former Republican governor Thomas Kean and former Democratic Congressman Lee Hamilton. They thought of it, therefore, as an independent, non-partisan body. But the 9/11 Commission was actually run by Philip Zelikow. He controlled the 85-person staff and was in charge of producing of The 9/11 Commission Report.... Thanks to a book about the 9/11 Commission by New York Times reporter Philip Shenon, we now know that Zelikow... before his staff had even begun its work, had already written a detailed outline of the report that would be issued, complete with "chapter headings, subheadings, and sub-subheadings" ... that Kean and Hamilton conspired with Zelikow to keep the existence of this outline a secret from the staff.... Kean and Hamilton claimed, the 9/11 Commission started with relevant facts, not with a conclusion: We were "not setting out to advocate one theory or interpretation of 9/11 versus another," they said. And yet, they admitted, Zelikow assigned "the subject of ‘al Qaeda' to [one of the staff's teams]," which was told to "tell the story of al Qaeda's most successful operation--the 9/11 attacks."...

A few years ago scientists formed the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11. Others, more recently, formed Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, the main work of which has been carried out by physicists and chemists. Shortly thereafter, detractors of the Truth Movement said that, if there were any validity to these scientists' claims about the World Trade Center, they would be able to get papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Over the past year, scientists affiliated with Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice have published three papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The lead author of the most recent of these papers, which appeared in the Open Chemical Physics Journal, is Niels Harrit, a chemistry professor at the University of Copenhagen. These scientists, who know something about the chemical constituents of the real world, report finding many elements in World Trade Center dust that should not be there if the official theory, according to which nothing but fire and gravity brought the buildings down, were true.

A few years ago, after some physicists and chemists had joined the movement, detractors said: "They don't really count. The question of what brought down the World Trade Center buildings is a question for engineers, and your movement doesn't have any." That was true in 2005. The following year, however, architect Richard Gage formed Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and by now over 650 licensed architects and engineers have signed its petition calling for a new investigation. These are people who know about that part of the real world that consists of steel-frame high-rise buildings, and they know that the official story--according to which fires caused the Twin Towers and Building 7 to come straight down in virtual free fall--simply cannot be true. For example, Jack Keller, emeritus professor of engineering at Utah State University, who had been given special recognition by Scientific American, has said about the collapse of Building 7: "Obviously it was the result of controlled demolition." A similar judgment has been offered by Hugo Bachmann and Jörg Schneider, two emeritus professors of structural engineering at Switzerland's Federal Institute of Technology....

The backbone of the 9/11 Truth Movement is now constituted by these professional organizations of scientists, architects, engineers, firefighters, military officers, pilots, and intelligence officers. The past year has witnessed the formation of Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, and, very recently, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, which already includes past or present members of the parliaments of Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, the UK, the United States, and Europe, and also a former United States governor. Accordingly, people who have thought of the movement as constituted by people who can be dismissed as conspiracy nuts, even morons and idiots, need to reevaluate--if they want their opinions to be based on the real world.

Here is the present situation--and if you are going to quote one sentence from my lecture, I would recommend this one: among independent scientists and professionals in the relevant fields who have studied the evidence, the weight of scientific and professional opinion is now overwhelmingly on the side of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Whereas well over 1,000 such people have gone on record publicly questioning the official theory, there are virtually no scientists or professionals in the relevant fields who have gone on record in support of the official story--except for people who are not independent, meaning whose livelihoods would be threatened if they refused to support the official theory. This caveat is important, because, as Sinclair Lewis famously observed: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." Except for such people, virtually everyone who has expertise in a relevant field, and who has seriously studied the evidence, rejects the official conspiracy theory. It is time, therefore, for journalists and everyone else to take a second look.[...]

911 Families: Philip Zelikow and 911 Commission
March 28, 2008
Philip Shenon's new book, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, serves to justify our suspicions and the concerns of the Family Steering Committee, that we attempted to publicly air during the course of the 9/11 Commission's tenure. One of the most egregious revelations put forth by Mr. Shenon is the fact that Philip Zelikow was hired as the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, despite his direct ties to the Bush administration. In 2000-2001 he served as a member of Condoleezza Rice's National Security Council (NSC) transition team, where he was allegedly the "architect" of the decision to demote Richard Clarke and his counter terrorism team within the NSC. Furthermore he was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) from 2001-2003, where Zelikow drafted most of the 2002 "National Security Strategy of the United States," creating the pre-emptive Iraq war strategy...
According to many sources at the CIA and deep within the government, confessions extracted from individuals who are tortured are generally deemed useless. A tortured detainee will say anything in order to make the torture stop and therefore, the confession cannot be trusted... the "Pre-9/11 story" largely revolved around second- and third-hand knowledge of interrogations of tortured individuals, detainees that were being held in secret locations. How could the Commission have based their entire pre-9/11 narrative on these unreliable, torture-induced confessions?

What would we find out if a real investigation into September 11, 2001 were ever done? The bottom line is that the most deadly attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor remains dangerously unexamined. This can only be remedied with an investigation guided by the facts and conducted outside the reach of those with a vested interest in suppressing the truth.
Patty Casazza
Monica Gabrielle
Mindy Kleinberg
Lorie Van Auken

U.S. National Archives Doc: two days before 9/11 the military practiced response to a simulated hijacking by suicide terrorists targeting New York.
June 14, 200
The US military conducted a training exercise in the five days before the September 11 attacks that included simulated aircraft hijackings by terrorists, according to a 9/11 Commission document recently found in the US National Archives. In one of the scenarios, implemented on September 9, terrorists hijacked a London to New York flight, planning to blow it up with explosives over New York.

In the September 9 scenario, the fictitious terrorists’ goal seems to have been to kill New Yorkers with the rain of debris following the plane’s explosion. However, in the exercise, the military intercepted the plane and forced it away from the city. When the terrorists realized they were not near New York, they blew the plane up “over land near the divert location,” leaving no survivors. The military unit most involved in this scenario was NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS), which also played a key role in the air defense response to the 9/11 attacks, two days later.

Numerous Hijacks Listed
Three days earlier, on September 6, NORAD simulated two hijackings as part of the same exercise, which was called “Vigilant Guardian.” In one scenario, a fictitious terrorist organization called Mum Hykro hijacked a Boeing 747 from Tokyo to the US and made a “threat of harm to passengers and possibly large population within US or Canada.” The terrorists intended to “rain terror from the skies onto a major US city unless the US declares withdrawal from Asian conflict.” The plane is listed as being bound for Anchorage, Alaska, although the hijackers changed course for Vancouver in Canada, and then for San Francisco, California. Liaising with the FAA, NORAD provided “covert shadowing” of the hijacked plane.

In a second hijack scenario on the same day, ten members of another fictitious terrorist group, called Lin Po, hijacked another 747 to Anchorage, this time out of Seoul, South Korea. The hijackers were armed, their weapons having been smuggled onto the plane by ground crews before takeoff. They also had gas containers that could be detonated. Two of the plane’s passengers were killed, and the CIA and NSA warned that the group had the means to pull off an attack with chemical and biological weapons. In response, NORAD’s commander in chief ordered fighters from the Alaskan NORAD Region (ANR) to intercept and shadow the hijacked plane, and get into “position to shoot down aircraft.”
An excerpt from page 3 of the NORAD EXERCISES document.

Another scenario included in the Vigilant Guardian exercise was run the day before 9/11, although this followed the more traditional scenario of Cubans hijacking a flight from Havana and demanding to be taken to New York for political asylum in the US. This scenario involved the participation of NORAD’s Southeast Air Defense Sector (SEADS), and the plane eventually landed at Dobbins Air Force Base in Georgia.

The document lists hijack exercises going back to 1998, several of which had involved internal flights, originating in the US. For example, a January 1999 exercise included the simulated takeover of a Miami to Oklahoma City flight and the hijacking of a San Diego to Anchorage flight the next day.

At the release of the 9/11 Commission Report in July 2004, the panel’s chairman Tom Kean famously said that the main reason the 9/11 attacks were not prevented was that there had been a “failure of imagination.” However, the hijack simulation planners were really quite imaginative and in several of the scenarios the hijackers had WMD actually on board the aircraft. For example, in a September 1999 exercise, hijackers on a 747 bound from Hong Kong to Canada had sarin gas on board, and threatened to blow up the plane. An exercise the following month included the simulation of a terrorist group hijacking a plane with American and Canadian citizens on board. The plane was bound from France to Canada, and the terrorist group was said to have the “will and means to strike North America with WMD.” Communications with the plane were lost following the hijacking, but the crew overpowered the terrorists and regained control of the plane at the last second.

An exercise in October 1998 included terrorists hijacking a 747 with the intent of committing a “suicide run into [a] metropolitan area of” San Francisco. And an October 2000 exercise included the simulated hijacking of a plane bound from London to Cairo. The scenario was that “100 religious fanatics will take over the aircraft,” but the “aircraft will land at JFK [airport in New York] without incident and [the] FBI will escort [the] hijackers.”

Perhaps the most imaginative scenario, part of a June 2001 exercise, had a Colombian cartel making a deal with a Haitian AIDS victim to carry out a suicide attack with a private aircraft against a SEADS command and control node. Alerted by the FBI, the military had to “work to keep aircraft from impacting SEADS.” The document ominously states that the “scenario fruition” was “up to Blue Forces,” meaning the group playing the US defenders in the exercise.
Another excerpt from Page 3 of the NORAD EXERCISES document.

Hijacking Exercise on Day of 9/11
Although it is not listed in the document, there was also a simulated plane hijacking scheduled to take place in the Northeast US on the day of 9/11, and its timing overlapped with the real-world events. According to Vanity Fair, “The day’s exercise was designed to run a range of scenarios, including a ‘traditional’ simulated hijack in which politically motivated perpetrators commandeer an aircraft, land on a Cuba-like island, and seek asylum.”

When NEADS was informed of the first real-world hijacking, members of its staff initially assumed this was part of the exercise. For example, Master Sergeant Maureen Dooley, the leader of the ID section, told the other members of her team: “We have a hijack going on. Get your checklists. The exercise is on.” Major Kevin Nasypany, the mission crew commander, actually said out loud, “The hijack’s not supposed to be for another hour.” Like the numerous hijacking scenarios described in the “NORAD EXERCISES” document, there was no mention of this simulated hijacking scheduled for the morning of September 11 in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Clearly, further investigation is required to verify the extraordinary details revealed in the “NORAD EXERCISES” document, and in particular find out what else the September 2001 Vigilant Guardian exercise involved. The fact that this exercise included simulations of terrorists hijacking aircraft, and that New York City was central to some of its scenarios, should be a major concern.

According the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) website, "a defensive system may need to hit a warhead smaller than an oil drum that is traveling above the atmosphere at speeds greater than 13,000 miles per hour." The CBO report states that missile defense and intercept systems must take down an ICBM in a matter of minutes or it is all over.
You may remember that before 9/11, there were a number of tests of the Pentagon's missile defense systems. Some tests failed, while others succeeded. But there is an important question here. If these sophisticated military systems were designed to detect missiles fired from unknown locations at over 13,000 mph and shoot them down in mere minutes, why on 9/11 could they not detect any one of the four large airliners traveling at a mere 600 mph, especially when two of them were known to be lost for over 40 minutes before they crashed? This question applies especially to Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon. The first plane hijacking on 9/11 was reported at about 8:20 AM (see NY Times article ), well over an hour before Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:38. According to the Times article, Flight 77 was reported lost at 8:56 A.M., 42 minutes before it crashed. Even if the FAA radar systems completely failed and FAA officials failed to alert the military, all military leaders certainly knew within minutes that the World Trade Center had been hit at 8:46. By 9:03, when the second tower was hit, they certainly knew there were big problems.

How is it possible that the Pentagon's highly touted missile detections systems could not locate Flight 77 in the 42 minutes it was known to be lost before it crashed into the heart of the defense system of the U.S.? The missile detection systems did not depend on FAA radar and were programmed to pick up any unaccounted for objects and raise alarms immediately, as mentioned on the CBO website.

Here's a related question. Why was the Pentagon's billion-dollar missile defense system such a hot topic in the media before 9/11, yet we've heard almost nothing about it since? Could it be that there are elements in the government and military who don't want people to think about questions like those asked here? And an even bigger question is why isn't our media asking these questions and more? much more at http://www.WantToKnow.info/9-11cover-up

9/11/08 A Global Empire by Destruction, Terror & Death: 911 and the Great American Decline

Digest Comment 9/11/2008 :
9-11-2001, its genesis, circumstances and consequences, a searing but miniscule representation of the deadly impact of everything amerikan on the rest of the world for over 500 years.
Assessing whether 911 was an inside job is primarily a political, not technical, assessment: what is the geopolitical context, "who benefits"? It means taking into account the entire past as well as present violent history of american capitalism's white supremacist quest for 'manifest destiny'. Those who insist the U.S. govt. could never commit such a heinous crime reflect the inculcated popular ignorance of america's racist history, born and fattened on genocide, slavery and unprecedented crimes against humanity -- including manufactured pretexts for all its imperialists wars for global 'supremacy'. 911, like all other events, can only be understood in this context of past history and the present deep structural crisis of U.S. capitalism driving the bipartisan agenda to secure full-spectrum dominance before other major, now capitalist, powers -- China and/or Russia -- sink the U.S. hegemonic empire.

Neo-liberal imperialist democrat Zbigniew Brzezinski laid out the 'imperatives' for U.S. dominance in his 1997 THE GRAND CHESSBOARD: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives, tactically advocated more gunboat diplomacy than his 'neocon' imperialist successors who believed all-or-nothing-now militarily, whose global rampage has intensified the U.S. crisis and global resistance to its 'unipolar' thuggery.

Neoliberal or neoconservative, imperialists agree that U.S. capitalism's crisis and strategic weakness demands exceptionally drastic measures. Analyses of the individual 'trees' in the U.S. jungle must be framed in this context because what is at stake is the survival, or death, of U.S. capitalism...and thus the world and all of humanity.

911: The bogus "war on terrorism" was manufactured to carry out this U.S. geostrategic agenda by eliminating major capitalist rivals and anti-imperialist resistance aka "terrorism" . 911 was necessary, a "mini Pearl Harbor", to launch this state- terrorist global war. Most of the world is painfully familiar with the savage reality of what U.S. propaganda calls 'democracy' and 'liberation'. When your country, your culture, your family, friends and future have been systematically terrorized, plundered, dehumanized, raped and destroyed by the barbarism unleashed in the name of 911, the truth is clear.

We whose names these lies and crimes are executed in need to take a fresh look from another perspective: put 911 in historical, current political and personal context. "If you aren't with US, you're with the terrorists" was not off-the-cuff Bushspeak but a carefully crafted political message embodying the entire purpose and direction of the imperialist war planned for world domination. It expressed an ideologically vicious circle: by definition those who question or resist are 'un-patriotic americans' [in 'war' time, traitors] or 'terrorists' endangering the 'national security' of the 'homeland' --whose state, 'for our own good', in the name of freedom-- will destroy freedom to imprison the globe with deadly imperialist democracy and 'free markets'.

Since america was built on national oppression and its ideological lynchpin racism, an anti-Arab-Muslim witch-hunt, a 'clash of civilizations', was an easy sell to whip up racist patriotic support for the critical first step in the U.S.-Israeli strategy to destroy Iraq and Arab nationalism to get control of 'middle east' oil/energy resources -- the essential leverage to control friends and enemies for 'full spectrum' global dominance.

The bloodsuckers will be defeated. Capitalism is constitutionally unable to resolve the problems it creates. Its attempts to buy or kill off the enemies its savagery produces are doomed to fail ultimately thanks to the unquenchable desire and determination of the vast majority of humanity to resist oppression and degradation, to achieve dignity and liberation--by any means necessary. The Iraqi national resistance, the irrepressible just revolutionary struggles of Palestinians, Africans and peoples on every continent, prove, as Marx put it, that ultimately capitalism must and does produce its own gravediggers.

The other September 11
By Pepe Escobar
SANTIAGO, Chile - You don't need an Osama bin Laden to pull a September 11. Forget Boeings-turned-into-missiles crashing into twin towers. Switch for a moment to four military planes bombing a presidential palace - and replay a different September 11 movie starring Dick and Henry. "Dick", of course, is the late US president Richard Nixon. "Henry" was his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger. Foreign policy-wise, it's quite an enlightening plot. [...]

Interrogating 9/11
Five Years On…
© By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

...“The evidence we have gathered all points to a collection of loosely affiliated terrorist organisations known as al Qaeda,” declared US President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 attacks…
And thereafter was officially launched the “War on Terror,” an unlimited war against an amorphous network of Islamist extremists who could strike out at any time, in any place, without warning, and without mercy, in order to pursue their ultimate goal of global domination

Cold War Pentagon Memo Confirms State-Sponsored Self Terrorism
For those well-versed in the history of Western covert operations, the official narrative of 9/11 could not simply be accepted at face value. Questions were perfectly legitimate. But the 9/11 truth movement has largely missed the value of one of the biggest "covert operation smoking guns" of 20th century history: Operation Gladio, perhaps the only instance of successfully completed state-sponsored self-terrorism that is fully and directly confirmed by declassified secret documents, European Parliamentary inquiries, and confessions from intelligence operatives.

The most authoritative study of this 'Strategy of Tension’, NATO’s Secret Armies, was released last year, and authored by Dr. Daniele Ganser, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Security Studies in the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. [...]

"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th..."
GWB, July '07 press conference

"It may well be that the key to bolstering Western resolve is another terrorist attack like 9/11 or the London transit bombings of two years ago, he says. If nothing happens, it will be harder still to say this [Canadian meddling in Afghanistan] is necessary."
Chertoff's , interview with Lt. Colonel Doug Delaney, chair of the war studies program at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, a NATO intelligence center

Science in the Bush: When Politics Displaces Physics
By Dr. Crockett Grabbe and Lenny Charles

On September 11th the whole world watched as jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center. These heinous crimes were labeled as acts of war. However, scientific principles show much more happened that day than we were told.

09/08/07 "ICH" -- -- The majority of us accept as fact that the current administration manipulates science for political ends. Few were surprised to hear experts from industry challenge overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change. Frustration within the scientific community had grown so much that by Dec. 2006 more than 10,000 scientists, including 52 Nobel laureates and 63 recipients of the National Medal of Science, had signed a statement accusing the Bush administration of "distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends".

Forget September 11, 2001
by Anthony Alessandrini
. . .do not forget those who died on September 11, 2001... remember them in the larger context of the literally millions of people throughout the world who have faced the consequences wrought by the U.S. government and its allies in retaliation. Don’t forget the events that happened on September 11, 2001 and their aftermath; forget “September 11” as a glib phrase that has obfuscated this larger context and has been instead used by the U.S. government to wreak havoc throughout the world in the name of a principle that has not yet been actively rejected by people in the United States: the principle that American lives are somehow worth more than the lives of others.....( full article

9/11 and the Great American Decline
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
...In its convulsive "response" to 9/11 - the worldwide "War on Terror" - the United States seized the opportunity to put in motion planetary aggressions that already existed in the blueprints of the neo-con's Project for a New American Century (PNAC). In effect, Washington was claiming revenge as the motive for crimes that it had long been planning to commit. Precise causality for the specific events of 9/11 becomes near-irrelevant, submerged in the much larger aggression that was conceived long before the towers fell.

The strategic offensive to establish permanent U.S. global hegemony by force of arms, beginning with an invasion of Iraq, is truly the event that was meant to "change everything." In the broad sweep of history, 9/11 may one day be viewed much like the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand, in 1914: as an occurrence that merely served to ignite the inevitable. The Bush regime desperately wanted a global war, and it got one. And they became drunk, much like biblical descriptions of men drunk on their own ambitions. With the seemingly easy seizure of Baghdad and the apparent capitulation of the international community, the Bush regime drank fully of their own propaganda. Triumphalist Capital and millennialist Christians and Zionists, speaking in tongues of pure aggression, imagined they had sealed the fates - ended the history - of all the "lesser peoples" of the planet. Defense chief Donald Rumsfeld whirled in rabid dementia, convinced that Iraqis were burning Baghdad in celebration of U.S. victory. "They're free," he frothed. "And free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things."

"Washington was claiming revenge as the motive for crimes that it had long been planning to commit."
The corporate media began to speak of America as the "New Rome" - which was, tellingly, the same way Osama bin Laden started referring to the United States. But in Washington's version, there was no fall at the end of empire - no end at all, only a final equilibrium with the U.S. at the top.

Rome looms large in the imagination of white America (which does exist, despite what Barack Obama says). Europeans have long noted that the United States has far more Roman- and Greek-styled columns than do Rome and Greece. These decadent, ostentatious knockoffs were the standard facades of Deep South mansions, each of them soaked in slave blood. America, conceived by its founders as an empire in-the-making, has always dreamed of out-doing Rome. For a brief time, the U.S. Lords of Capital and tens of millions of American racial chauvinists thought they were on the brink of a pan-Earth empire - until the Iraqi resistance halted Washington's grand offensive.

Stopped in their tracks, the would-be Romans now faced the same contradictions that had propelled them to declare endless war in the first place - but multiplied by bacchanalian military expenditures, steady shift of productive forces from North and West to South and East, dramatic erosion of the dollar's artificial supremacy, and a determination among nations to disentangle themselves from the dangerous, unhealthy American Centurion.

Looming like Doom is the Mother of All Bubbles, $750 trillion in derivatives and other monetary inventions that former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and many of Europe's social democrats call "fictitious capital." When the bubble bursts, which it must, then it can truly be said, "everything has changed."
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Nine-Eleven, Manna from Heaven
by Anwaar Hussain

This 9/11, as the swirling ashes of the twin towers continue to fall far and wide, it will be full five years since the start of American Inquisition. 9/11.. has turned out to be Manna from Heaven for the flag bearers of American Inquisition. This cabal is not a group of ragtag carpetbaggers. They are the inheritors of a tradition from their ilk of bygone years. In the hunt for new lands for their Imperial masters, their ideological forefathers practiced their art and craft for centuries. Waiting just beyond the circle of light, they appear at the scent of new opportunities like hyenas do at the stench of rotting carcasses at the dead of the night.
As far back as 1492, Christopher Columbus the points man for the Spanish Inquisition export into foreign lands, that most barbarous periods in all of human history, was funded by private investors because the royal monarchs were broke from their Granada campaign against the Muslims of Spain. The investors promised, but never fulfilled, 10 percent of all the revenues from the new lands in perpetuity to Columbus...
Five years back to date, airline jets appeared in the cobalt blue New York Skies as if sent by the gods above. Within minutes they had bumped through tall wonders of human achievements reducing them and their occupants to a tangled mass of steel, concrete and human flesh. While the world stood aghast and numb from the pain of the victims and the sheer scale of the crime, somewhere in some dark unlit corners of America, a small cabal of malicious, hateful and warmongering few soaked themselves in this Manna from Heaven.
Not very much later these humanoids had firmly catapulted America on a ceaseless warpath not of self defense, but of fear, insecurity, suspicion, hatred, anger, reprisal and a blind, jingoistic patriotism that continues to take its toll on humanity. No one has put it better than Manuel Valenzuela who, in his profound essay ‘Gods of War, Gods of Greed and Profiteers of Misery’, says;
“It was on that day that the misery of millions became the fortune of a few thousand. It was on that day that the MIC and the Corporate Leviathan wrestled ultimate control from the people of the world, usurping global power and forever altering the future of humanity. Our 9/11 became their Pearl Harbor, a moment in time needed to unleash already predetermined plans to expand power and control on a now easily manipulated and mobilized citizenry. The greatest profiteers in the history of the United States were now free to release their hounds of war, conquest, greed and violence upon the rest of civilization.” ...

"If the people are not convinced (that the Free World is in mortal danger) it would be impossible for Congress to vote the vast sums now being spent to avert danger. With the support of public opinion, as marshalled by the press, we are off to a good start. It is our Job - yours and mine -- to keep our people convinced that the only way to keep disaster away from our shores is to build up America's might."
Charles WilsonChairman of the Board of General Electric and Truman appointee to head the Office of Defence Mobilization, in a speech to the Newspaper Publishers Association, 1950

“The greatest threat now is ‘a 9/11’ occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities."
Dick Cheney, Face the Nation, CBS, April 15, 2007

"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists"
J. Edgar Hoover

...The heresy of heresies was common sense... after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable what then?... The solid world exists, its laws do not change. Stones are hard, water is wet, objects unsupported fall towards the earth's centre... Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four...
George Orwell

911 Commentary, Gary Zatzman
The first point that must be made repeatedly about the 9-1 discourse is that it is initiated as a renewed version of the Devil Theory of History.
Second point is: there are no events that actually happen out of the blue. The representation of such events as bolts from the blue is a deliberate attack on people' intelligence. Here there are several subsidiary points and examples.
A. The misrepresentation of what took place within those events, e.g., doing everything to deny the obvious physic of how modern-constructed skyscrapers cannot possibly pancake into their own footprint on impact from airplanes flying into them --- in order to buttress claims that it
was some Muslim terrorist conspiracy, constitutes a deliberate misrepresentation.
B. Making all the relevant evidence and possible witnesses or witnesses' video clips disappear does not jibe with the Muslim terrorist conspiracy discourse/narrative.
C. Claiming that all the events that couldn't be made to disappear were just unhappy coincidences (e.g., the non-scrambling of any of the extensive network of U.S. defence forces in the air or on land, etc.) had and still has nothing to do with protecting national security or it secrets.
D. The melodrama concocted by the government and purveyed in the media that some passenger reached a telephone number on the ground from a cellphone 36 000 feet in the air can only have been invented. Why? Angels will fit on the head of a pin before this ever happens, at least with current technology. It could only be to cover up the fact that civilian lives were deliberately sacrificed, and the inventor(s) themselves were implementing such a plan.

No particularly specialised knowledge or "digging for the facts" --- just straightforward addressing the 9-11 discourse itself, and the deep, deeply self-serving, hole renting its fabric from every direction --- immediately suggested, at the time and on the day, that this was no Muslim terrorist conspiracy. It was and remains a conspiracy by the forces in charge of the American empire, for the purposes of empire.

Such is the disinformation sown everywhere over the last several decades, as part of the consciously-propagated political demobilisation of the people of the United State that, regardless of how far they actually glimpse or suspect it, most cannot handle that truth. Even then, however, at the time and on the day, countless numbers were reminded of "the McVeigh thing" the moment the blame was pinned on Muslim terrorists...
Very few outside the United States believed the initial discourse, and the immediate propaganda about invading Afghanistan and rumblings against Saddam within days of 9-11 just confirmed that this was US imperialism on a rampage, using 9-11 as a pretext. The only still not- absolutely-confirmed detail is whether a plot by others was detected, allowed to happen with "assistance" [i.e., planting explosives between the floors of the towers at lower levels] and then exploited, or whether the entire thing was consciously planned by one group within the U.S. imperial hierarchy from the get-go.

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
Albert Einstein

Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?
By David Ray Griffin
Much of America's foreign policy since 9/11 has been based on the assumption that it was attacked by Muslims on that day. - Is it conceivable that this assumption might be false? Insofar as Americans and Canadians would say "No," they would express their belief that this assumption is not merely an "assumption" but is instead based on strong evidence. When actually examined, however, the proffered evidence turns out to be remarkably weak. I will illustrate this point by means of 16 questions.
David Ray Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University. He has published 34 books, including seven about 9/11, most recently The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé (Northampton: Olive Branch, 2008).

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