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A National Sickness

A National Sickness
by Calvin Sloan

On Sunday, May 1st, 2011, around 7 p.m. PDT, the Obama administration revealed its noble murder of Osama Bin Laden to the world. The face of terror, the Emmanuel Goldstein of 21st century America had been slain; thus began our prolonged period of two-minute hate.

By Monday morning, the front cover of every major newspaper in the country was graced with Bin Laden's face and a concise headline regarding his execution. People would have something to talk about for the May 2nd work week, and surely after viewing, again for the 1,000th time in their lives, footage of the 9/11 attacks, people would be suffering from nightmares as well.

Terror alerts were issued. Security measures were raised. Demagogic speeches were given. And, following standard procedure, the source, the authority of the information was never questioned by the mainstream media, nor by the mainstream 'alternative' outlets.

Who was that authority?

The American Taliban are coming

Pepe Escobar - one of a dying breed of non-affiliated foreign correspondents who you might remember for his "Fifty Questions on 9/11" ( - dismantles the Times Square bombing myth at the Asia Times.

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Attorney General Holder has made it clear that "the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack," just as we were told 9 years ago that "evidence linking Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden to the attacks of September 11 is clear and irrefutable," yet the truth has surfaced. My analysis here -

The American Taliban are coming
By Pepe Escobar

Intricate shadowplay surrounds the (failed) smoking sports utility vehicle Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad. Earlier in 2010, the Central Intelligence Agency warned al-Qaeda might try an attack inside the US "within the next six months". It did happen - like clockwork - with the added bonus that the alleged perpetrators are even more convenient than al-Qaeda.

Anthropology Professor on 9/11

Dr. Stross is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. He has conducted research throughout Mexico and Central America. As an anthropologist, he is concerned with culture, meaning, and the presuppositions that inform our interpretations of what we experience. As a linguistic anthropologist, he is interested in communication systems and social interaction. He studies languages and cultures, past and present, of Latin America, including indigenous Mesoamerica (

I found Dr. Stross on the invaluable and asked him a few questions regarding the event. Although the text is brief, Stross is logical, persuasive, and comes from a respected academic position. His response is appreciated.

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1) What aspects of the official story of 9/11 do you most take issue with?

Defending the empire - The Daily Texan

The following article was published in today's opinion section of The Daily Texan, the school newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin. The Texan has a daily circulation of about 30,000, is the biggest student-run newspaper in the South, and has a large online following - so it's all about getting the word out.

Defending the empire
by Calvin Sloan

"According to professor Robert Jensen of the School of Journalism, “As long as the United States is an empire, government officials will try to keep the public in the dark about the nature of the empire.”

Given the 865 military bases abroad, the euphemistic “Overseas Contingency Operations,” and the military strategy of “full-spectrum dominance” that the United States oversees, our country is without a doubt the global hegemon of the day. Given the us-versus-them framework that is propagated by our politicians and mainstream media outlets alike to simplify, or outright falsify, the nature of our imperial ambitions, the powers that be are without a doubt attempting to keep the U.S. citizenry out of the know.