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OpEdNews 5/23/13 by Paul Craig Roberts
Have you ever wondered how the government's misinformation gains traction?
What I have noticed is that whenever a stunning episode occurs, such as 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing, most everyone whether on the right or left goes along with the government's explanation, because they can hook their agenda to the government's account.
The leftwing likes the official stories of Muslims creating terrorist mayhem in America, because it proves their blowback theory and satisfies them that the dispossessed and oppressed can fight back against imperialism.
The patriotic rightwing likes the official story, because it proves America is attacked for its goodness or because terrorists were allowed in by immigration authorities and nurtured by welfare, or because the government, which can't do anything right, ignored plentiful warnings.
Whatever the government says, no matter how problematical, the official story gets its traction from its compatibility with existing predispositions and agendas.
Published on Apr 24, 2013
TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=7320
It has often been observed that the war on terror is unwinnable. After all, how could a war on an abstract noun ever have its "Mission Accomplished" moment? It is, according to this wisdom, meant to drag on forever. Just because a war can't be won, however, doesn't mean it can't be lost. The truth is that the war on terror is over. And America has lost.
Editor’s note: This is Part 9 of an extensive report by 9/11 researcher Adam Taylor that exposes the fallacies and flaws in the arguments made by the editors of Popular Mechanics (PM) in the latest edition of Debunking 9/11 Myths. We encourage you to submit your own reviews of the book at Amazon.com and other places where it is sold.
For a journalist, when something cannot be said, the silence is the most important story. Many people believe that Amy Goodman, host of the popular public radio and TV show Democracy Now!, is among the best when it comes to confronting people in power and asking hard questions. She may be one of the best, but her silence about 9/11 is stunning. For example, she has yet to tell her audience or her readers that nearly 2,000 architects and engineers – all verified and vetted – are calling for a new investigation of the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11, citing evidence of controlled demolition. That should be headline news for a journalist whose self-described role is to report on alternative voices excluded by the mainstream media.
The government has absolutely shred the Bill of Rights in the last decade or so.
New CIA boss John Brennan endorses torture, assassination of unidentified strangers (including Americans) without due process, and spying on all Americans.
As such, it is fitting that Mr. Brennan specially requested that he be sworn in on a draft of the Constitution lacking the Bill of Rights.
A draft which doesn’t even begin with the famous preamble we all know and love:
Examining 9/11 with animated gifs.
Letter to the Editor in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2/14/13
"The Drone Age" editorial (Feb. 8) asserts that our laws need to catch up with the United States' military tactics. Justification is based on the characterization that al-Qaida's surprise attack changed everything. What it actually changed was only our regard for law. Based on 9/11, the U.S. asserted it can attack any country without being attacked first, our executive branch can kill anyone by assuring us he was a threat, and government agencies can watch citizens from the skin up without oversight.
However, we were lied into Iraq. It was an illegal war. It's connection to 9/11 was a fabrication. We were also lied into Afghanistan. On 9/11 three buildings collapsed symmetrically at, or near, freefall speed into their own footprints. The tops of the twin towers fell (in near freefall) through thousands of tons of undamaged steel and concrete as though it offered no resistance to the falling debris. A third building, undamaged by planes, fell the same way. Collapsing skyscrapers symmetrically, with debris falling faster as it comes down, and keeping the debris in the building's own footprints can only be accomplished through controlled demolition.
It's not really a big surprise that the folks who lied us into Iraq lied us into Afghanistan. What is surprising is that the Post-Dispatch seems prepared to accept rewriting rules of law based on an unbelievable story about what supposedly happened to "change everything" on 9/11. 9/11 was an inside job. We need to find the real villains, not rewrite laws.
Phillip Michaels • University City
'Architects & Engineers: Solving the Mystery of WTC 7,' the 15-minute documentary by AE911Truth, has reached the 1 million views milestone on YouTube. Narrated by actor, Ed Asner, the video decimates the official account of Building 7's destruction on 9/11.
Posted on January 12, 2013
By Kevin Ryan
In a 2004 U.S. Senate hearing, Senator Mark Dayton remarked that “this country and its citizens were completely undefended” for “109 minutes” on 9/11. Dayton went on to clarify that officials within the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) had covered up the facts about the lack of air defenses by lying to the 9/11 Commission, to Congress and to the American people. And they were not held accountable.
One man was most responsible for both the air defense failures and the lying that covered it up. U.S. Air Force General Ralph Edward Eberhart had taken over command of NORAD from General Richard Myers in February 2000. The position included leadership of all air defense operations in North America and, also, the U.S. Space Command. Therefore, on 9/11, Eberhart was the man most responsible for failure to intercept the four hijacked aircraft over a period of nearly two hours.
9/11 Truth is gaining steam in North Carolina as "Experts Speak Out" airs on local television stations throughout the state. I (RL McGee) put this documentary on public access station GPAT-23 in Greenville / Pitt County last week. It will run for several weeks at various time spots.
This was super-easy to do. There was no annual fee to become a producer and no orientation class to attend. I didn't even have to mail them a DVD since the station agreed to download the program from online! I just filled out 2 forms (Local Producer form and Program form) and mailed them in. Then I emailed the website for accessing the 1 hour version of ESO.
It has also recently aired in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham thanks to Bette Smith. Starting in Chapel Hill in late October, The People's Channel has shown this breakthrough documentary by AE911Truth continuously in Chapel Hill / Orange County, and then its sister station aired the documentary in Carrboro in early November. Soon after Durham Community Media came on board and has been airing "Experts Speak Out" since mid-November in Durham County, NC.
Recent air times:
Ferdinando Imposimato Points to AE911truth Evidence
[Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a letter written by Italian Supreme Court President Ferdinando Imposimato for the Journal of 9/11 Studies. While AE911Truth does not speculate on who was involved in the destruction of the WTC skyscrapers, we applaud Imposimato for speaking out on this important issue, calling attention to the explosive 9/11 evidence, and, most importantly, pursuing justice.]
"But in addition to acting, Asner has another passion: Politics. He feel his activism ended up getting 'Lou Grant' canceled.
He became President of the Screen Actors Guild, but created controversy with his liberal stances.
Even today, Asner is taking on hot-button causes, arguing against Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and narrating a video that questions official accounts of what happened on 9/11.
"No one wants to hear destruction of the American myth that some elements of government were involved in 9/11," Asner said, asking, "Why did it take an hour for the strongest nation in the world to get planes in the air - for an hour?"
"You underestimate incompetence?" Braver asked.
"I guess it was all around that day," he replied.
The Disaster That Keeps on Giving
By Michael Getler
September 17, 2012
Three years ago I wrote a column headlined “PBS, Yes and No.” It dealt with controversial episodes in which the public had reason to believe PBS was associated in some fashion with a certain television program yet PBS, as a broadcasting service, didn’t have anything to do with it.
One of those episodes involved a series of programs being aired as part of a fund-raising pledge drive by the PBS-member station in Denver, KBDI. The films were produced by an organization known as “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth” that claimed the film “9/11: Blueprint for Truth” offers “evidence that all three World Trade Center high-rises were destroyed not by fire and damage, but by explosive-controlled demolitions on September 11, 2001.”
By Elliott Freeman
Sept. 4. 2012
Former senior State Department official Steve Pieczenik has blasted 'No Easy Day', the new book about the Osama Bin Laden raid, calling the publisher and military brass "cowards" who created the story to cover up Bin Laden's death years ago.
Pieczenik, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Senior Policy Planner under Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, made the explosive remarks in an uncensored interview with radio talk show host Alex Jones.
As the State Department's International Crisis Manager and Hostage Negotiator, Pieczenik was also responsible for the rescue of over 500 hostages in a variety of terrorism incidents, and his real-life exploits became the inspiration for the Jack Ryan character in Tom Clancy's best-selling spy novels.
By Victoria N. Alexander
Sep 3, 2012
"9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out" is getting public attention and casting doubt on the scientific validity of the U.S. government's investigation into the WTC tragedy. PBS is the first major network to air the program.
Just days away from the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy and months away from the U.S. presidential election, a game-changing 9/11 documentary is ranking number three among "most watched" documentaries on PBS and number one among "most shared." Available for free online August 18th - September 4th, the documentary could have a significant effect on public opinion. Both the Republicans and Democrats, as equally staunch defenders of the official story, stand to be affected if the public's suspicion of government corruption grows deeper.
The Rot Runs Deep 1: The Federal Reserve Is a Parasitic Wealth Transfer Machine (August 27, 2012)
Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog,
The Federal Reserve is a wealth transfer machine, skimming wealth from the productive many and transferring it to the parasitic few.
Today I launch a series entitled "The Rot Runs Deep" that examines the moral and financial rot at the core of American finance, politics and culture. We have reached a unique junction of American history: the confluence of Big Lie propaganda, neofeudalism and the worship of false financial gods.
The Big Lie propaganda machine of corporate media and the Central State has perfected Orwell's nightmare vision of centralized media and a fascist centralized State which turn lies into self-serving "truth."
We are thrilled to inform you that the World Premiere Tour of AE911Truth’s new documentary, “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out,” is coming to New York this Sunday, June 24.
To show our support for the release of this groundbreaking film and use it as an opportunity to educate hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, the Remember Building 7 campaign has contributed a small portion of the $85,000 we raised during the 10th Anniversary to place a double full-page ad in the center fold of this week’s Village Voice.
This massive ad featuring quotes from eight architects, engineers and other technical experts will be seen by 250,000 to 300,000 New Yorkers over the next seven days, with each impression costing less than 3 cents. The size, beauty and placement of the ad are sure to make anyone who opens the paper notice it, and the powerful quotes will make all but the most resolute adherents of the official story begin to question what we’ve been told about 9/11.
by Elliott Freeman
Los Angeles - Veteran actor Ed Asner has walked the red carpet at the premieres of countless Hollywood films, but this time he took the podium to support the producers of a controversial new documentary that challenges the offical 9/11 story.
The premiere of "9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out", a film by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), took place at the Beverly Hills Music Hall Theatre in Los Angeles, California, as part of a nationwide screening tour that continues through July 11. The group, which consists of 1700 architects and engineers, has called for a new investigation of the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7
Actor Ed Asner joins Frances Battaglia one of the producers of Experts Speak Out after the film
Opening Night - "9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out" Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Beverly Hills, CA
Opening Night for the World Premier of "9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out" is Tuesday, May
22, 2012 at the Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. Press Conference is set for 7:00 pm and the movie starts at 7:30 pm. The event features an introduction by Ed Asner, former president of SAG and a live press conference with director / architect Richard Gage, AIA. Order your tickets online now at: http://www.911ExpertsSpeakOut.org
Let's promote this historic 30-city tour throughout May and June. For a listing of venues and dates and to order tickets online: http://www.911ExpertsSpeakOut.org
*Please click the link and let your voice be heard.
9/11 Congressional Review
PETITION TO THE HONORABLE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
We, the undersigned citizens of the United States,
FYI! Here's the trailer for the new comprehensive DVD covering the Toronto Hearings on 9/11 from this past September, which brought together expert witnesses to present evidence contrary to the official story to a distinguished panel, who will draft a report based on the evidence submitted.
Pre-order your DVD here:
Spread far and wide!
Muslims did not attack the U.S. on 9/11
Posted on March 17, 2012 by Kevin Ryan
Since September 11, 2001, the United States has initiated a number of wars in Muslim countries. These wars, which would be more correctly called massacres, have resulted in the deaths of countless innocent Muslims. In some cases, attempts have been made to present these aggressions in the guise of humanitarian efforts to promote democracy. But the limited public support for U.S. military action around the world goes back to the U.S. government claim that Muslims were responsible for 9/11. This claim is untrue and it is past time for people to recognize that fact.
There are many ways to see that Muslims were not responsible for 9/11. Author David Ray Griffin has previously made arguments in this regard. As time goes on, however, more facts lead people to realize that claims of Muslim responsibility for terrorism in the U.S. should be highly suspect. These facts include that the October 2001 anthrax attacks were blamed on Muslims only to be later traced to a U.S. military facility and to non-Muslim, U.S. scientists. Moreover, a number of FBI-planned acts of terrorism since 2001 have been falsely attributed to young Muslims who were victims of appalling acts of entrapment by the FBI.
According to the official account of 9/11, nineteen young Arab Muslims were responsible for the entirety of the mass murder that day. The FBI accused these young men within 72 hours of the attacks and, although the list changed slightly at first, it has remained the same since shortly after the attacks. To support the accusations, U.S. authorities pointed to passports that were found under implausible circumstances, luggage containing unbelievably convenient documents, and other dubious evidence.
'9/11: What Really Happened and Why?' Richard Gage and Kevin Ryan Present to Nation of Islam Saturday, Feb. 25
Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and Kevin Ryan, editor for the Journal of 9/11 Studies will make presentations for the Nation of Islam on Saturday, February 25 / 10 AM at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago. This speaking engagement coincides with the Savior's Day activities running from Feb. 24-26.
"Let us separate fact from fiction, rhetoric from reality, and FINALLY challenge the official story of who committed this horrific crime. Compelling evidence will be revealed that 9/11 was an INSIDE JOB."
Here's a link to the program and an opportunity to watch live:
State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act continues to grow, rapidly emerging as a nationwide movement.
The Tennessee legislature will consider HB1629 and SB2669 in the 2012 session. The legislation would effectively nullify the detention provisions in the NDAA and would also require federal agents making an arrest in the Volunteer State for any reason to first obtain written permission from the county sheriff.
The Women at Ground Zero Project
Women at Ground Zero is a powerful collection of first-person stories told by 30 female firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, and others who responded to the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001. In response to the media’s portrayal of rescue workers as “firemen, policemen, brothers,” and “our brave guys,” Northern California authors Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba pooled their credit cards and set out for Manhattan shortly after the World Trade Center attack to find and interview women rescue workers and tell their stories. Despite the fact that they had no contacts, no press credentials, and knew no one in New York City, Hagen and Carouba were determined to find these women and include them in the national conversation about the heroes of 9/11.
[Update]: The program did well, airing 678 times in 32% of all U.S. television households, reaching a gross audience of 2,731,200 viewers. .PDF file attached
A five minute version of the newly-released documentary, "Architects+&+Engineers+-+Solving+the+Mystery+of+WTC+7," is now showing on National Public Television stations across the United States. The mini-doc will run as part of the "Spotlight On" series of educational, short five minute programs that have been broadcasting nationally on Public Television for 19 years. *Narrated by Ed Asner.
Spotlight On: A Strong Alternative to Advertising. Public Awareness Programming.
- Guaranteed 500 National Airings on Public Television
- Guaranteed 3 Million Viewers
- Confirmed Nielson-based Monitoring Report
- Approximately 40%-60% airings in Prime Time
http://www.trivue.org - Architects and Engineers
Please report any airings you see to: MediaOutreach@AE911Truth.org
SPECIAL UPDATE: The wildly popular online video, '9/11: A Conspiracy Theory,' by James Corbett of The Corbett Report surpassed the 1 million views milestone on New Year's Day. Congratulations James!
Transcript and sources: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=2594
Update from the Executive Director of 'Confession of a 9/11 Conspirator.' Filming set to begin with a release date of May, 2012.
My name is Howard Cohen, Executive Director of Actors & Artists for 9/11 Truth. I am writing about "Confession of a 9/11 Conspirator", a feature film being produced under our auspices.
“Confession of a 9/11 Conspirator” is a feature film willing to do what the world’s governments and legal bodies are unwilling to do – open a new investigation of 9/11 for the entire world to see. It dramatizes the first day of “The President’s New Investigation of 9/11”.
If you thought the Patriot Act was bad, how about indefinite detention without a trial?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Senate Bill Allows Indefinite Imprisonment of Americans without Trial
Sen. John McCain and Sen. Carl Levin
Bipartisan legislation being considered in the U.S. Senate would expand the military’s power to go after any terrorism suspect, including American citizens, anywhere in the world—including within the United States—and confine them indefinitely without being charged or tried.
S. 1867, referred to as the National Defense Authorization Act bill, was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Michigan) and John McCain (R-Arizona) and was scheduled for a vote by the full Senate on Tuesday.