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Response to Media Lens Alert Intellectual Cleansing Part 1

Response to Media Lens Alert Intellectual Cleansing Part 1

http://www.medialens.org/alerts/08/081002_intellectual_cleansing_part1.php

By: Jonathan Cook

Sent to Media Lens October 5, 2008

Lesson 1: It’s all about money

In many ways, my introduction to journalism was far from typical. In the mid-1980s, after university, I was casting around for a career and decided to “try” journalism. I called the local free newspaper in the city in which I had graduated, Southampton, and offered my services.

Free newspapers were a new and rapidly growing form of print media. Cheap production had been made possible by the new technologies about to revolutionise the working practices of all papers, including those in Fleet Street. I was using a small Macintosh computer, writing stories and designing the pages, at a time when the nationals were still laboriously typesetting. At the Southampton Advertiser, we produced a weekly newspaper with just four editorial staff: an editor, two reporters and a photographer. The advertising staff was more than twice that size.

Who the heck is Arthur Scheuerman, and why did he comment at my blog?

The following comment has been posted to my blog (repeated below). It purports to come from:

Arthur Scheuerman
Ret. Battalion Chief
FDNY

It was in response to my reposting of John Wyndham's letter to Nist at http://www.theprogressivemind.info/2008/09/dr-john-wyndhams-comments-to-nist-wtc7.html .

Who the heck is Arthur Scheuerman? Is he on the up and up? This is the internet mind you, and I could pose as the Queen of England if I wanted.

It is a very long and detailed comment on my very inconsequential blog, which I find curious. I believe that Scheuerman's claims are specious, but it would be nice to have some heavyweights weigh in with rebuttal.

I have allowed the comment to be posted on my site, The Progressive Mind, even though I suspect Scheuerman may not be everything he says that he is. See his site: http://www.blogger.com/profile/14211118872671048625 .

He has two posts on his blog, both on 9/11.

Regards
Michael Zimmer

Arthur Scheuerman has left a new comment on your post "Dr. John Wyndham's comments to NIST (WTC7) | 911bl...":

Breaking the Spell with 9-11 Truth

OpEdNews

Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/BREAKING-THE-SPELL--WITH-by-Carol-Wolman-080907-248.html

September 7, 2008

Breaking the Spell with 9-11 Truth

By Carol Wolman

Here we are, 7 long years later, and they’re still getting away with it. There has been no real investigation of 9-11, and 9-11 truth advocates are still labelled “fringe”, “paranoid”, “conspiracy theorists”. The country has bought the lie. We are under a spell.

Someone asked my opponent in the coming election, Rep. Mike Thompson (Dem CA-1) whether he thought 9-11 might be an inside job. His response: “70% of the country thinks that Elvis is still alive”.

I attended a 9-11 truth rally yesterday.

Look what made it into Counterpunch!

From Counterpunch, http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts08132008.html, on August 13, 2008, an article by Paul Craig Roberts where 9/11 is attributed fairly directly to the "Bush Regime".

Two Morons: Bush and Saakashvili
"President Bush, Will You Please Shut Up?"

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

...

No doubt the Bush Regime can con the American population, just as it did with Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, Iranian nukes, and 9/11 itself, but the rest of the world is not buying it, not even America’s bought-and-paid-for European allies.

...

With its Georgian venture, the Bush Regime is guilty of a new round of war crimes. What will be the consequence?

Many will reply that having got away with 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, and with its preparations for attacking Iran, the Bush Regime will get away with its Georgian venture as well.

Possibly, however, this time the Bush Regime has overreached.

DEBUNKING911.COM; A SOPHISTICATED NEOCON PROPAGANDA SITE DESIGNED TO COUNTERACT THE 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT.

http://lataan.blogspot.com/2008/06/debunking911com-sophisticated-neocon.html

Monday, June 30, 2008
DEBUNKING911.COM; A SOPHISTICATED NEOCON PROPAGANDA SITE DESIGNED TO COUNTERACT THE 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT.
METHINKS THEY PROTESTETH TOO MUCH!

A website calling itself ‘Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories’ seems to have certain characteristics that look suspiciously like neoconservative propaganda websites. Even the opening background colour is almost identical to the old Project for the New American Century website indicating, perhaps, that the same webmaster is behind this website.

9/11and Probability Theory

Perth Citizens for Truth
http://9-11.meetup.com/332/files/
Article PDF at:
http://files.meetup.com/562554/911%20and%20Probability%20Theory.pdf

9/11 and Probability Theory

Frank M Legge (BSc, PhD)
10 June, 2008

Introduction

There have been a number of authors who have drawn attention to the improbability of certain reported events that led up to the disaster that has become known as 9/11, in which three major buildings at the World Trade Centre collapsed with heavy loss of life. Both Boolean algebra and probability theory have been invoked as a means of estimating the likelihood that the official explanation of the event as a whole can be relied upon. (1)
The official explanation for the building collapses may be distilled from the reports of the investigations carried out by three government bodies: FEMA, (2) NIST (3) and the 9/11 Commission. (4)

Home page of a great site, Gatecreepers

Below are the links for the home page of a great site, Gatecreepers, at http://www.gatecreepers.com/home/. You will find a wealth of articles for self-education on Cointelpro at the site.

Gatecreepers - Home

9/11: Cover For A Coup D'Etat? By Ed Encho

http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=7521

Note that this is a pretty significant article in my opinion, even though I disagree on the author on the relevance of physical evidence.

Mike Zimmer

OpEdNews

Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=7521

May 27, 2008

9/11: Cover For A Coup D'Etat?

By Ed Encho

"A coup consists of the infiltration of a small but critical segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder."

-Edward Luttwak

History is a Harsh Teacher

http://www.unobserver.com/index.php?pagina=layout4.php&id=4805&blz=1

History is a Harsh Teacher

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
George Santayana

It would be laughable, were it not so horribly tragic.

When the Reichstag Fire occurred in 1933, the German people were so frightened of “Communists” that they allowed Hitler and his cohorts to take over the country. Years later, it was shown that Communists had nothing to do with the fire – but by then, it was too late.

The resultant Nazi Empire fell when it overstretched its military capabilities by invading the Soviet Union, the apparent home of Communism.

Years later, the Soviet Empire fell when it overstretched its military capabilities by invading Afghanistan.

In 2001, the American people were so frightened of “Islamic Fundamentalism” that they allowed the Bush Regime to take over the country, invade Afghanistan – and Iraq - and threaten all unsubmissive Islamic nations.

As a result, the U.S. economy is in danger of collapse.

Just as the Reichstag Fire was an “inside job”, so also was “9/11”.

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar
Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president

* Ben Aris in Berlin and Duncan Campbell in Washington
* The Guardian,
* Saturday September 25 2004
* Article history

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This article appeared in the Guardian on Saturday September 25 2004 . It was last updated at 23:59 on September 24 2004.
George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

The mission to crack the 911 case gains traction

April 13, 2008 at 20:30:03

The mission to crack the 911 case gains traction

by Michael McCoy Page 1 of 3 page(s)

http://www.opednews.com

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After shouting from the rooftops for months, regularly aggrevating friends and acquaintences and pestering outright strangers standing in line at the grocery store about the travesty of the 911 attacks, I am relieved to see that the movement to get to the truth is gaining legitimate traction. A sober examination of the events of 911 by a growing number of once-duped Americans is well under way, bolstered by an impressive collection of professionals in a wide variety of fields. For good reason, the taboo once attached to questioning your government is fading, and the deliberate, insidious lies and procedures that cloaked the facts about the horrible attacks - and later lured the American public and Congress to support the Iraq catastrophe - shows the practical results of what persons of highest power - engaged in the worst kind of group-think - with previously unimaginable motives and without conscience are capable of.

Jack Layton says historical analysis of 9/11 is unimportant to NDP policy.

YouTube - Jack Layton says historical analysis of 9/11 unimportant

Questioned by members of Montreal 9/11 Truth, Jack Layton says historical analysis of 9/11 is unimportant to NDP policy.

Richard Gage 9/11 Architect: Blueprint for truth

Richard Gage 9/11 Architect - Blueprint for truth
From Common Dreams: http://commonground.ca/iss/201/cg201_blueprint.shtml

by Elizabeth Woodworth

More than 300 architects and engineers are calling for a real investigation of the WTC Twin Towers, citing evidence of explosive controlled demolition. After learning of the near free-fall collapses from 9/11 research veteran Dr. David Ray Griffin, architect Richard Gage is now reaching out to the public and his peers to expose the physical evidence that has been surfacing steadily in the professional community, asking questions like, "What mechanism is required to turn 90,000 tons of concrete into powder the width of a human hair?"

Review of Steve Alten’s, The Shell Game, The First 911 Novel

Steve Alten’s, The Shell Game, The First 911 Novel

by Joseph Danison / March 26th, 2008

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2008/03/steve-altens-the-shell-game-the-first-911-novel/

In 2008, the American people are more dangerously naïve than they ever were in the 18th Century, their imagination for evil dangerously circumscribed and manipulated so that the threat to national security seems to always come from without, never from within. The smiley face of the elected government conceals the dark faces of those never elected and the people live in a politically repressed condition like hysterical Victorian virgins haunted by nuclear nightmares and the self-righteous psychosis of the Book of Revelation. Like children never taught to be wary of strangers, they are easy victims to patriotic political predators who play on their fears with promises of security and stimulus payments.

Political thrillers are the dirty books for today’s politically repressed. Unlike many novelists in this genre who regularly make the best seller list, Steve Alten integrates fact and fiction so closely that students of 911 will not be offended by any misrepresentations of the reality of that event, unless they take issue with Mike Ruppert’s Crossing the Rubicon. Unlike other popular writers whom one suspects are working for the Public Affairs Office of the CIA, Alten does not represent the “intelligence community” as an altruistic public service group, but rather as a cozy deny of ideological vipers. In the complex shadow world of black operations, he deftly and believably depicts the machinations of sociopathic agents, the serial rapists of the rule of law and the political perverts who carry out the dirty deeds from which the righteous virtual political reality on display before the American public is constructed.

Continued...
http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2008/03/steve-altens-the-shell-game-the-first-911-novel/

The Holocaust Happened to People Like Us

The Holocaust Happened to People Like Us

MTV Warns Viewers of Looming Police State

The two MTV commercials below blatantly warn its viewers to wake up and start thinking about the direction our society is headed towards. These small warning chirps coming from the young canaries at MTV are a sign that the human spirit can break the tight grip of the corporate controlled media. Tune in to the alternative for the latest on what's really happening behind the scenes. Click the link below.

http://www.nfowars.net:443/stream1.ram

Watch the MTV videos Below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTOuq4pY10o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5oKqQmGYHQ