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Get a GRIP, America

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/07/get-grip-america.html

Former deputy national intelligence officer for transnational threats, a 23-year senior CIA analyst, who "drafted or was involved in many of the government's most senior assessments of the threats facing our country [and who] devoted years to understanding and combating the jihadist threat", writes today in the Washington Post that the neocons have whipped us into an irrational fear of the terrorism. In reality, "Osama bin Laden and his disciples are small men and secondary threats whose shadows are made large by our fears" and our leaders.

9/11 Truth IS the Reality-Based Community

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/07/911-truth-is-reality-based-community.html

Liberals love to say they are in the "reality-based" community, and not living in a "faith-based" delusion.

But many liberals form their belief about what happened on 9/11 based on faith . . .

  • Faith that Bush isn't smart enough to have pulled off so large an act of treason
  • Faith that our government wouldn't murder thousands of its own citizens for political gain
  • Faith that they have the basic information about what really happened that day
  • Faith that scientists and military experts verify the official explanation for 9/11

Is their faith well-founded? Well, in reality:

1 Sentence Rebuttal to NIST

Sometimes, a single sentence is all that is needed to debunk a bogus claim.

NIST claims in its soon-to-be released report on WTC 7 that fires alone brought down the building. People like Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Gordon Ross and others will - in the near future - definitively demolish that claim in numerous ways.

In the meantime, here's a one-sentence rebuttal to NIST, which links to a New York Times article:

NIST Theory that Fire Brought Down WTC7 is False: Partly EVAPORATED Steel Beams Were Found After Collapse; But Neither Office Nor Diesel Fires Can Evaporate Steel.

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I Thought We Didn't Negotiate With Terrorists

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-thought-we-didnt-negotiate-with.html

Yesterday, in response to an essay arguing for impeachment, I got the following comment:

"If anything, the start of impeachment proceedings might force Bush to start the war against Iran early or cause him to bring about the false flag attack you mention. What better way to show the country how the Democrats engage in devisive partisan politics than to have them impeach him while the country is at war. Bush could also use the threat of impeachment as a pretext for declaring martial law and sweeping aside all opposition. It's better to just let Bush leave office quietly than to risk the horrors that he could unleash on us before then."

What is he talking about?

Not Seeing What's Right Under Our Nose

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/not-seeing-whats-right-under-our-nose.html

I am constantly amazed at how we can fail to see things which are right under our nose.

For example, former Congressman Dan Hamburg's excellent essay entitled "State of Emergency: The US in the Final Six Months of the George W. Bush Administration" got a lot of interest in the alternative press last Friday.

In that essay, Mr. Hamburg wrote:

We believe that this administration is so zealous, so determined to hold onto power, that they may well stage a “false flag” attack, creating just the kind of “catastrophic emergency” to which NSPD-51 refers.

(NSPD-51 is a Continuity of Government document; if you don't know what a "false flag" is, read this).

So we the alternative media publish a story warning about a possible false flag attack so as to create a state of emergency which will allow the overt declaration of martial law.

Is It "Too Late To Impeach"?

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/is-it-too-late-to-impeach.html

Most Americans know that Bush, Cheney and the boys have committed impeachable offenses.

But they assume it is "too late to impeach" them.

Are they right?

Well, in 1876, Secretary of War General William Belknap (who served in the administration of Pres. Ulysses Grant), accused of accepting a bribe, resigned just hours before the House was scheduled to consider articles of impeachment. The House went ahead and unanimously impeached him, and by a vote of 37-29 the Senate rejected the argument that Belknap’s resignation should abort the case.

Indeed, numerous constitutional experts have stated that Bush and Cheney can be impeached even after they are out of office (see this, for example).

If articles of impeachment can be introduced even after Bush and Cheney are out of office, it is obviously not too late to introduce them now, while they are still in office.

What Good Would It Do?

What It Means to Be a Father

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/what-does-being-father-mean.html

Part of being a father is making sure my kids have enough to eat, have a roof over their heads, are protected from harm in our neighborhood.

These are all fairly traditional notions of fatherhood.

But being a father means more than that . . .

Didn't See it Coming

Imagine that you're a father living in 13th century Mongolia. A farmer, you work hard, put plenty of food on the table, keep a waterproof roof over your kids' heads, and protect them from the local thugs.

Good enough?

Not if your village lay in the path of Genghis Khan 's invading army. Unless you get your family out of harm's way, or figure out a way to organize all of the villages together and train them up in warfare, your kids aren't going to have it very easy, and all of your fathering will be for nothing.

Okay, that was pretty obvious, right?

Let's talk about another hypothetical example. Let's say you're a father in Germany in 1930. A banker, you work hard, and give your kids the best of everything.

Fax Congress and Demand Impeachment (and Removal and Conviction)

Sometimes simple statements are the best.

So print out and then fax the attached one-page statement to Congress.

Start with the members of the Judiciary Committee.

Impeach Bush (and Cheney) for 9/11

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/impeach-bush-and-cheney-for-911.html

For those who do not yet understand that Bush and Cheney have committed impeachable offenses with regard to 9/11, I will provide information to back up the relevant portions of Dennis Kucinich's articles of impeachment against President Bush which deal with 9/11:

Article 2: Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression:

Article 33: Repeatedly ignored and failed to respond to high level intelligence warnings of planned terrorist attacks in U.S. prior to 9/11:
http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/06/impeach-bush-and-cheney-for-911.html

"It Would Be the End of His Business ... He Would Be Denounced as an Anti-American and Demonized as a Terrorist Sympathizer"

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/05/it-would-be-end-of-his-business-he.html

Now that many highly-credible scientists, engineers and architects have publicly questioned the official explanation for the destruction of the World Trade Center (see this, this, this, this), government apologists are making the following argument:

"Yes, but there are many more scientists, engineers and architects who support the official theory".

Are they right?

Well, initially, there aren't that many people who have come out and publicly supported the official story. In fact, most scientists, engineers and architects have not made any public statement about 9/11 one way or the other.

"If 9/11 Was An Inside Job, the Hijackers Would Have been IRAQI"

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/05/if-911-was-inside-job-hijackers-would.html

One of the arguments made by government apologists has to do with the nationality of the hijackers.

Specifically, they argue that if 9/11 had been an inside job, the perpetrators would have cast Iraqis as the hijackers, to provide an excuse to invade Iraq.

This argument fails for several reasons:

Strauss and the Neocon Lust for Terror

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/05/strauss-and-neocon-lust-for-terror.html

Leo Strauss is the father of the NeoConservative movement, including many leaders of the current administration. Indeed, some of the main neocon players were students of Strauss at the University of Chicago, where he taught for many years. Strauss, born in Germany, was an admirer of Nazi philosophers and of Machiavelli.

Strauss believed that a stable political order required an external threat and that if an external threat did not exist, one should be manufactured. Specifically, Strauss thought that:

Even Fort Detrick Scientists Themselves Think the Killer Anthrax Came from their Facility

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/05/new-development-in-anthrax.html

Even experts at the U.S. bioweapons facility at Fort Detrick think that the anthrax which was used in the 2001 attacks came from their facility:

"In an e-mail obtained by FOX News, scientists at Fort Detrick openly discussed how the anthrax powder they were asked to analyze after the attacks was nearly identical to that made by one of their colleagues.

"Then he said he had to look at a lot of samples that the FBI had prepared ... to duplicate the letter material," the e-mail reads. "Then the bombshell. He said that the best duplication of the material was the stuff made by [name redacted]. He said that it was almost exactly the same … his knees got shaky and he sputtered, 'But I told the General we didn't make spore powder!'"

The False Logic of Hopelessness

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/05/false-logic-of-hopelessness.html

Polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that our country is going in the wrong direction. That the Iraq war was a mistake. And polls show that the majority of Americans questions the government's version of 9/11 and other basic tenets of the "war on terror".

So why aren't people doing anything to fix things?

It is largely because people are hopeless . . . they don't think there is anything they can do to turn things around and improve our situation. Also, many people believe that they should just "lay low" until things get better, and that the only thing that standing up will accomplish is getting whacked in the head.

Apparently, it is not only ordinary Americans who believe they are powerless. Members of Congress also apparently believe they are powerless. See this and this.

Iran, the Lion, and the Rancher

While this essay focuses on Iran, the principals apply equally well to false flag attacks. In other words, if there hasn't been another large false flag since 9/11, it is because the public has remained vigilant in publicizing 9/11truth and the history of false flag terror.

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/05/iran-lion-and-rancher.html

A mountain lion wanders up to a rancher's property, looks in the direction of his sheep, and licks its lips.

The lion charges towards the sheep, but the rancher hollers loudly and scares it off.

Later that day, the rancher runs into his neighbors in town and tells them about the mountain lion. They say "Oh, we don't think he really wanted to eat your sheep. He was probably just being sociable and wanted to play".

The next day, the same lion came back. After circling the ranch twice, it charges towards the sheep, extends its claws, and with a fierce roar, attempts to lunge at the nearest sheep.

The rancher fires his shotgun up in the air, scaring the lion off.