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Deep State Doublethink

Somewhere between George Bush and Noam Chomsky, who believe the 9/11 Commission Report, and David Ray Griffin, who believes "the Bush-Cheney administration orchestrated 9/11" (Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11, 2006, p. vii-viii, ), there is Peter Dale Scott.

Scott doesn't say who did it, but as Ola Tunander puts it,

"Peter Dale Scott exposes a shadow world of oil, terrorism, drug trade and arms deals, of covert financing and parallel security structures – from the Cold War to today. He shows how such parallel forces of the United States have been able to dominate the agenda of the George W. Bush Administration, and that statements and actions made by Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld before, during and after September 11, 2001, present evidence for an American "deep state" and for the so-called "Continuity of Government" in parallel to the regular "public state" ruled by law. Scott"s brilliant work not only reveals the overwhelming importance of these parallel forces but also presents elements of a strategy for restraining their influence to win back the "public state," the American democracy."

Chomsky and Newman - The False Debate

In preparing for my recent interview with Kevin Barrett on June 6, since I knew he wanted to talk about Noam Chomsky, I had the dubious pleasure of reviewing my own correspondence (1989-1995) with the man who seems to have become, in addition to the world's most famous linguist and leftist dissident, the most famous "left gatekeeper." I may have had more than a little to do with that, since I published three articles based on our correspondence (and his book Rethinking Camelot), and eventually the correspondence itself (my letters and summaries of his replies) on the internet, later included in my book Looking for the Enemy (2007).

[read more at http://www.mdmorrissey.info/falsedebate ]

Morrissey on internet radio this afternoon

The link for my radio interview with Kevin Barrett on his "Dynamic Duo" internet radio show this afternoon (Fri. June 6) from 4-6 pm Central Time is http://www.gcnlive.com/Listen_Live.html . Click on one of the boxes under Network 4 for the live stream.


German former minister thinks Israel may attack Iran soon

"As things look, Israel may well attack Iran soon"

By Joschka Fischer (former German Minister of Defense)


Follow Bugiosi's lead

I have one suggestion and one question.

The suggestion is: Follow Bugliosi's lead and prosecute Bush et al. for murder in 3,000 cases for 9/11. Start by writing the book. I would do it, but I am not a lawyer. You lawyers out there, get together and write the book. Surely you can do as well as The Bug. Stop asking for a "new investigation" and start prosecuting. If Bugliosi can do it for the Iraq war, we can do it for 9/11. Not impeachment, because that is dependent on our lily-livered congresswimps.

The question is: Can anyone list up the past and ongoing suits so far on 9/11? This is for background info.

(I am referring of course to Vincent Bugliosi's recent book, "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder"; see my last blog for interview with him.)

Bugliosi interview

Here is a good interview with Bugliosi. Whatever his agenda and past misdeeds (obfuscation of the JFK assassination), he is good on this one. I wish we had him with us on 9/11:


The Linguistics of Deception

When CNN announced their documentary on the assassination of Martin Luther King, which aired here in Germany on April 6, I predicted that they would not mention the verdict of the 1999 Jowers trial. This was of course the civil suit that the King family brought against Loyd Jowers, the owner of the restaurant below the rooming house where James Earl Ray rented a room on April 4, 1968, and from which he supposedly shot King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel opposite. The King family won the suit, and though the legal consequences were trivial (Jowers was ordered to pay $100 in damages for "wrongful death"), it brought a certain amount of closure to the King family, and for them and millions of other (not only black) Americans, established the truth in the case as definitively as could be realistically expected.

Unfortunately, my prediction was correct. Read further at http://www.mdmorrissey.info/logical8 .

William Blum on HIV origin

Excerpt from William Blum, "Since I Gave Up Hope, I Feel Better" (enigmatic title):

"Consider this: On June 9, 1969, Dr. Donald M. MacArthur, Deputy Director, Research and Engineering, Department of Defense, testified before Congress:

'Within the next 5 to 10 years, it would probably be possible to make a new infective microorganism which could differ in certain important aspects from any known disease-causing organisms. Most important of these is that it might be refractory [resistant] to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease.'[11]

"Whether the United States actually developed such a microorganism and what it did with it has not been reported. AIDS was first identified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1981. It's certainly possible that the disease arose as a result of Defense Department experiments, and then spread as an unintended consequence."


Cell phone calls only now possible from airliners

More to give the lie to the claims of cell phone calls from the hijacked airliners on 9/11 (corroborating DRG's summary in "9/11 Contradictions"):


E.g., "But last month, Emirates became the first airline to enable in-flight mobile voice services, on an Airbus A340 from Dubai to Casablanca."

Had anyone ever even HEARD of anyone making a successful cell phone call from an airplane flying at more than 10,000 feet before 9/11 2001?

Michael Ruppert and Steve Alten

I was wondering what happened to Michael Ruppert and found this on 911blogger: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/retrospective2008.shtml . From the FTW website I found Ruppert's recent letter, which answered my question fully: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/retrospective2008.shtml .

I just want to add that this also answers the questions I had when I was in a Georgetown bookstore in March 2005 (for a language conference) and was surprised to see "Crossing the Rubicon" prominently displayed. I had already read it. My question was, How can he get away with accusing Cheney et al. of orchestrating 9/11, and why would the book be prominently displayed in the heart of the monster when it wasn't even being reviewed by the mainstream? I'm still unclear about the second question, but the answer to the first is clear, and I hope Steve Alten fares better.

Martin Luther King and 9/11

Part 7 of "The Logical Reconstruction of Reality": http://www.mdmorrissey.info/logical7 .

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MITOP and the Double Bind

This is Part 6 of "The Logical Reconstruction of Reality." Parts 1-5 (and the rest of this part) can be accessed at http://www.mdmorrissey.info/title.

I want to elaborate somewhat on the idea of transparent conspiracy (see part 3), lest the idea seem too big to chew. It is chewable, but it takes a little work. Even though I have been chewing on it for some time, I am only now arriving at the conclusion, as I pointed out in part 4, that the theory is correct.
First of all, let's give it a name that will itself be more transpaent: MITOP. We are familiar with LIHOP (Let It Happen On Purpose) and MIHOP (Made It Happen On Purpose). Now we have "Made It Transparent On Purpose."
What do so many people now think 9/11 was an inside job? Because there are so many reasons to think so? Yes--for all of those reasons, and for one more that not so many people may have thought of: we are supposed to think so. The perpetrators, the people on the inside (Orwell's "Inner Party") want us to think so.

The Logical Reconstruction of Reality, Part 5: Back to Ground Zero

I am almost ashamed to see that it has been a year and a half since I wrote part 4 ("The Onion Peeled"), which ends on the optimistic note that Bush and Cheney might be impeached if the Democrats won the 2006 elections.
That optimism was born of desperation, because I felt the danger of another, and worse, 9/11 false flag event was imminent at that time. The fact that it did not occur, and the fact that the Democrats won that election, subsequently gaining control of the Senate as well as the House, coupled with the immediate declaration by the party leaders that impeachment was "off the table," makes it clear why we were spared a second "new Pearl Harbor" and, so far at least, war with Iran.

The President Malevolent

I wrote this on June 20, 1991 (mucho pre-9/11--my how time doth pass, and then again does not...). Still seems relevant.

There once was a president malevolent
Who took the law of the country as affrontery.
So he said to his henchmen:
"Don't be back-benchmen,
Get into drugs and gun-runnery.

"It may seem a bit crummy
In this way to make money
To stir up the rabble
And flood 'em with babble
While they sit there and say, 'Ain't it funny.'

"But to hell with democracy.
It's just old-fashioned hypocrisy.
The world is OUR oyster
And there's not enough moisture
To feed all those blithering sops you see.

"We knock off the hard 'uns
The John F.'s and Bobbys and Martins
Send the young 'uns to jail
The dumb 'uns to Yale
And some to California with pardons.

"We've got wars and AIDS to get rid of the scum
Whores and parades to satisfy some
While the boys at Harvard
Talk starboard and larboard
Having fun keeping mum and the shit in the bum.

"The truth, in fact, is plain to see
That's the problem with democracy.
So thank God for Dan Rather
And all of that blather
On the news every night on TV."

Sunrise at Buchenwald

Hail, Sol Invictus.

Pray tell what mortal hand or eye
could frame such irony,
read from the inside:
Jedem das Seine.

We will not tolerate
outrageous conspiracy theories.
Preemptive war
and torture
will set you free.

On this drizzle of a day
the old god struggles
across cluttered cyberskies
fortunately returning
but still the iron stands.

It does not melt like buildings
struck by airplanes
or vaporize or sink into the earth
like airplanes
on certain days.

Reason is but a mode the mind abides in.
The rest is dark, like blood.

mdmorrissey, Feb. 28, 2008 (www.mdmorrissey.info/sunrise)