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by James Corbett
BoilingFrogsPost.com
March 11, 2014

http://www.corbettreport.com/pretexts-for-war-how-the-public-is-deceived-into-fighting/

When Secretary of State John Kerry made his now infamous statement about Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the hypocrisy was immediately apparent to all but the most clueless of viewers.

But perhaps Kerry wasn’t so wrong to expect the public to let him get away with such a transparently hypocritical statement. After all, the public have always been happy to go along with every pretext for war presented to them for decade after decade.

The Path to a World Beyond War

By recognizing what is happening we can understand how to eliminate war. The first and most important step is the same as for solving any other challenge. It is to realize the problem. As Sun Tzu said in The Art of War, “All warfare is based on deception.” Therefore war can only be ended by realizing and managing the mechanisms by which we are deceived. How do we realize when mass-deception has occurred? We can understand it academically or by rationalizing but it is only a gut-wrenching here-and-now realization that can move us to do anything about it. Emotions are what drive people to do something.

Everyone says that they hate war, and most people really do, yet war has always been a part of human life. Nearly all societies throughout history have engaged in some form of warfare. And for as long as there has been war there have been good people trying to end it. Unfortunately, despite minor successes lasting peace has been a dream that has been impossible to realize. That dream has not died, however, and people continue the fight to end all war. A recent example is the new campaign called World Beyond War (WBW).

At the WBW website, the organizers call for new ideas and ask for feedback on the strategies outlined there. The group’s approach to ending war calls for “defeating the propaganda of war promoters and countering the economic interests of war promoters with alternative economic possibilities.” Furthermore, WBW stresses the need for “a combination of disarmament and investment alternatives.” This means that nations must disarm, stop selling arms, and negotiate disarmament agreements.

How to accomplish such things is the problem. The disarmament ideas would require governments to dramatically change course but the governments are often led by the war promoters. Changing the governments in any substantial way would necessitate a dramatic change in the mindset of most citizens. Similarly, although there are theoretical ways to counter the economic interests of war promoters, such as coordinating the purchasing and tax-paying decisions of citizens en masse, organizing for it would require unprecedented changes in public opinion. The arguments of the past won’t make that happen.

Being smeared as a "9/11 Truther" in the MSM

I just wanted to write a note considering the recent hack smear campaign against me for my radical roots in this movement. I stand by my grassroots activism and will never apologize for my past, which has gotten me to where I am today.

Unfortunately, publications like the NYT, Raw Story and Mediate turned the story into the fact that I was a "lunatic" because I dared to question 9/11, the event used to get us into the never ending War on Terror. They embedded an angst ridden video of me at a rally during college making comments that I do not stand by today.

I also gave a statement in response that I do not think the attacks were an "inside job." The language here is used as a discrediting factor, and it's irresponsible to assert such an unknowable claim. I distanced myself from that language years ago.

However I maintain the fact we were lied to, as do many victims' family members, government officials, commission members and world citizens. And as all of you know, I have never strayed from calling out the many inconsistencies in the official story as well as the cover up, and I will continue to do so on my platform, wherever that may be.

Glenn Greenwald lauds bravery of RT’s Abby Martin, then NY Times outs her as 9/11 Truther

By Tony Ortega
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
 
Abby Martin (Screenshot)
 

Let’s follow the bouncing ball on this one as it takes some unpredictable rebounds.

On Friday, PandoDaily’s Mark Ames revealed that Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire funding Glenn Greenwald’s new journalistic effort, First Look, had helped fund efforts to bolster the opposition groups in Ukraine responsible for ousting President Viktor Yanukovych. Ames wondered about Greenwald and documentarian Laura Poitras, two people with access to the full cache of Snowden documents, working for a billionaire who was using his money to affect global politics.

On Saturday, Greenwald fired back, ridiculing Ames for suggesting that Greenwald wouldn’t act completely independently as a journalist, regardless of who was writing his paychecks. In fact, he said, he didn’t even particularly care about Omidyar’s political activities: “Prior to creating The Intercept with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, I did not research Omidyar’s political views or donations.”

On Monday, PandoDaily’s Paul Carr pointed out that in 2007, Greenwald had a very different attitude about the political ambitions of media owners when he lambasted The Politico because its president and CEO was a longtime Reaganite. Wrote Greenwald then: “There is nothing wrong per se with hard-core political operatives running a news organization. Long-time Republican strategist Roger Ailes oversees Fox News, of course. But it seems rather self-evident that a news organization run by someone with such clear-cut political biases ought to have a hard time holding itself out as some sort of politically unbiased source of news.” (Emphasis ours.)

Then, Tuesday morning, Greenwald seemed to be addressing this squabble when he celebrated RT anchor Abby Martin for her views on Putin’s invasion of Crimea.

Bill Moyers - The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight - February 21, 2014

The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight -February 21, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YhDnQKIGbE

Everyone knows about the military-industrial complex, which, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned had the potential to “endanger our liberties or democratic process” but have you heard of the “Deep State?”

Mike Lofgren, a former GOP congressional staff member with the powerful House and Senate Budget Committees, joins Bill to talk about what he calls the Deep State, a hybrid of corporate America and the national security state, which is “out of control” and “unconstrained.” In it, Lofgren says, elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. “It is … the red thread that runs through the history of the last three decades. It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion or our civil liberties and perpetual war,” Lofgren tells Bill.

The U.S. and Its Allies Had Contact with Bin Laden and the 9/11 Hijackers Many Times Before 9/11

Including a Direct Contact with Bin Laden by an FBI Resource In 1993

The report that the FBI had a human resource in direct contact with Bin Laden in 1993 – and covered it up and hid it from the 9/11 Commission and Congress – is newsworthy.  See Washington Times’ report and NBC News coverage.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg:

  • The mainstream French paper Le Figaro alleged that the CIA met with Bin Laden himself 2 months before 9/11

William Pepper, Attorney at Law, Pursuing NIST

William Pepper, Attorney at Law, Pursuing NIST via OIG Re: Fraudulent WTC 7 Report

Written by Dennis P. McMahon, Esq.

    Investigation Demanded Based on FOIA Release Info

On behalf of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, esteemed human rights attorney William F. Pepper has written to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) demanding that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST,” a non-regulatory agency within the Commerce Department), for which OIG has oversight responsibility, “be directed to produce a corrected analysis and report on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7.”

The demand was triggered by the discovery that the official steel fabrication drawings of Building 7’s construction, released in response to a FOIA request, reveal critical structural features that were inexplicably missing from consideration in the NIST report on the collapse of Building 7. Specifically, as explained in the recent article “MaladmiNISTration” by David Cole, upon close examination of the depiction, in Frankel shop drawing #9114, of the connection between Column 79 and the adjacent girder–a connection that NIST claimed had failed–one can see another steel element in the drawing that NIST had never mentioned, i.e. “stiffener plates,” that were specified at the end of the girder and welded in place to both sides of the web and to the bottom flange.

Read More:
http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/855-william-pepper-attorney-at-law-pursuing-nist-via-oig-re-fraudule...

The Sound of Silence in Academia Connected to 9/11: Lars Schall interviews Adnan Zuberi

Full Article: http://www.larsschall.com/2014/02/21/the-sound-of-silence-in-academia-connected-to-911-2/

Independent German financial journalist Lars Schall talked with Adnan Zuberi, the director / producer of the documentary movie “9/11 in the Academic Community.“ Zuberi says: “Critical perspectives on 9/11 are systematically excluded from universities.”

By Lars Schall

Praise for “9/11 in the Academic Community“:

“I hope that this material will be made available to the wider international academic community in order to foster a wider, fact-based discussion among researchers and students alike.”

Friedrich Steinhäusler
Professor of Physics at Salzburg University
Former Co-Director of the NATO ARW on Catastrophic Terrorism
Past Chairman, US/German Transatlantic Expert Group on Terrorism

“Academic freedom protects scholars who report inconvenient truths from the uninformed, but, as Adnan Zuberi reminds us, academic freedom is also the responsibility of scholars to pursue the truth.”

Dr. Roger W. Bowen
Served as General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors

Kevin Ryan: Another Nineteen - Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects

Kevin Ryan Interview

Interview published on February 15, 2014

MP3 and Link to Show Notes: http://themindrenewed.com/interviews/2014/429-int-42

Who was responsible for the crimes of 9/11? Osama bin Laden and nineteen, young Islamic terrorists? Or is there evidence pointing towards other suspects who should be investigated? To discuss this question, we are joined by Kevin Ryan, author of the book Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects, and co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies.

Drawing upon a decade of investigation, Kevin Ryan traces an intricate web of interconnections between key individuals, institutions and businesses, and reveals an alternative set of 9/11 suspects, each with the "means, motive and opportunity" possibly to have played their part in the crimes of 9/11.

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Are Millions of Business People At Risk of Dying In Collapsing Buildings?

This is one in a series of safety-related public service announcements.

Death Traps?

Millions of people work in or visit high-rise buildings … assuming the buildings were more or less safe.

But it turns out that there is a severe, lethal risk of sudden collapse in even the best-made skyscrapers in America, Britain, Germany, Japan and other nations worldwide.

A New Understanding

Before 9/11, no modern steel-frame high-rise building had ever collapsed due to fire.

9/11 radically changed our understanding of architecture and engineering …

Specifically, 3 steel-frame buildings collapsed on that day. That includes one that was never hit by a plane, and had only small, isolated office fires prior to its collapse.

This was unexpected, as much hotter, longer-lasting fires have never before brought down a modern steel-frame office building.  For example, the 2005 Madrid skyscraper fire “reached 800 degrees Celsius (1,472 F), said Javier Sanz, head of Madrid firefighter”  and lasted some 20 hours without collapsing.

In other words, officials who write building codes, architects and structural engineers had never before worried about small office fires causing office buildings from collapsing.

Interview 822 – Richard Gage Takes ReThink 9/11 Across Canada

Interview 822 – Richard Gage Takes ReThink 9/11 Across Canada

Posted by Corbett

Podcast: http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2014-02-10%20Richard%20Gage.mp3

Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth joins us today to talk about the ReThink 9/11 campaign that is seeking to refocus the public’s attention on the crimes of September 11, 2001 and their cover up. As part of the ongoing campaign, ReThink911.ca is putting on a cross-Canada tour of speaking engagements featuring Richard Gage’s keynote presentation, “9/11: Blueprint for Truth.” Today we talk to Gage about the tour and its importance to Canada and the world.

This Is It - The 9/11 Investigation We've Been Building Toward

The Investigation We've Been Building Toward Is NOW

All It Will Take Is a Modest Donation from a Few Thousand Believers

Visit HighriseSafetyNYC.org to donate today.

What is the High-rise Safety Initiative?

If passed by the voters on November 4, 2014, the High-rise Safety Initiative will require the New York City Department of Buildings to investigate the collapse of WTC 7 – but first, we need to get it on the ballot. Learn more.

Do you want to see an official investigation into the collapse of WTC 7 in 2015?

If your answer is “YES”, please donate today to help the High-rise Safety Initiative raise the funds needed to put this measure on the ballot. A donation of $25 or $50 is a small sacrifice to take a chance on this truly promising opportunity for a real investigation. We can't do it without you chipping in.

Visit HighriseSafetyNYC.org to learn more.

PART 6: Legislators, Pundits & 9/11 Controlled Demolition Questions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43ELbMo4D1o
Federal legislators and pundits are asked questions about the 9/11 controlled demolition evidence on C-SPAN's program, "Washington Journal".

This is Part 6 in a series.

To call C-SPAN's Washington Journal program:

Democrats: 1-202 585-3880

Republicans: 1-202-585-3881

Independents: 1-202-585-3882

It is on live every day at 7AM -10AM EST

Previous videos in this series are listed below:

You've asked for NIST accountability - Here is your chance

Dr. William Pepper in Times Square on September 11, 2013, as a featured guest speaker for AE911Truth and ReThink911.org

Did you know 2013 was a breakthrough year in our efforts to hold NIST accountable?

For years we have known that Building 7 came down in free-fall and that the NIST report failed to explain why. We knew that NIST’s collapse model looked nothing like the actual collapse, and that NIST’s “probable collapse sequence” was anything but probable.

But in 2013, NIST’s explanation went from highly improbable to absolutely impossible, thanks to the discovery that NIST deliberately omitted critical structural features from its model – features that make the supposed collapse initiation impossible. With this new discovery, we have the evidence to prove definitively that Building 7 could not have collapsed as NIST says it did.

WeAreChange takes the mic after Super Bowl XLVIII to address the nation on 9/11

WATCH: MVP Malcolm Smith Interrupted By Man Calling For 9/11 Probe
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/02/02/mvp-malcolm-smith-interrupted-by-man-calling-for-911-probe/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNQlRseW2NA

The man said: “Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government.”

Winning Seahawks coach Pete Carroll also questions 9/11. As do some old-timers, like 5-time NFL Pro Bowl center Mark Stepnoski (Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers) and former NFL running back Bill Enyart (Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders).

As well as Rashard Mendenhall, former running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

http://instagram.com/p/j8IguYvRPU/

9/11 Truther: How I sneaked into Super Bowl XLVIII -- and hijacked the postgame show
http://www.nj.com/super-bowl/index.ssf/2014/02/super_bowl_2014_911_truther_says_he_snuck_into_metlefe_stadium.html

911 conspiracy theorist interrupts Super Bowl MVPs press conference
http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/2/2/5372666/911-conspiracy-theorist-truther-super-bowl-2014

A 9/11 Truther Crashed Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith's Press Conference (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/02/malcolm-smith-911-truther-interview-video_n_4714933.html

9/11 truther arrested after interrupting Super Bowl news conference
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/03/911-truther-arrested-after-interrupting-super-bowl-news-conference/

Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith interrupted by 9/11 truther
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24428289/super-bowl-mvp-malcolm-smith-interrupted-by-911-truther

Seahawks Coach Peppered 4-Star General With 9/11 'Conspiracy' Questions
http://911blogger.com/news/2013-07-22/seahawks-coach-peppered-4-star-general-911-conspiracy-questions

Getting Real About Richard Clarke

President Obama’s 2013 advisory panel on NSA spying included some interesting people considering that the justification for such crimes against democracy always go back to 9/11. One member was Cass Sunstein, who had previously advised the president to “cognitively infiltrate” citizen groups that sought the truth about 9/11. Another panel member was Richard Clarke, the former “counterterrorism czar,” whose opinions on the subject continue to be widely publicized despite suspicions that Clarke might have been in league with the 9/11 terrorists.

In one of several interviews with TV host Bill Maher, a supporter of NSA spying, Clarke suggested that Osama bin Laden was never worried about being caught before he was killed because he “thought he’d get tipped.” Clarke meant that Bin Laden was helped by retired intelligence officials and would be tipped off to any operation. In the same interview, Clarke told Maher that Afghanis were pathetic and that Pakistanis were “pathological liars.”

However, there are good reasons to believe that it is Clarke who is a pathological liar. Those reasons include that it was Clarke who tipped off Bin Laden’s friends in the years before 911, effectively preventing the capture or killing of that alleged terrorist mastermind. Clarke later promoted lies about a man called Abu Zubaydah, whose torture testimony is behind much of the 9/11 Commission Report.

http://digwithin.net/2014/02/02/real-clarke/

Seahawks Coach Peppered 4-Star General With 9/11 'Conspiracy' Questions

Originally posted on 7/22/2013
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/06/14/report-seahawks-coach-peppered-4-star-general-with-911-conspiracy-questions/

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Seattle head coach Pete Carroll hosted a retired four-star general at the Seahawks facility last spring and blitzed him with questions about whether the 9/11 attacks “had been planned or faked” by the government, according to Deadspin.com.

Decorated general Peter Chiarelli, who had just called it a career, was discussing football and brain injuries with Carroll before the conversation took a turn, Deadspin reported.

“Every 9/11 conspiracy theory you can think of, Pete asked about,” former NFL linebacker Riki Ellison told Deadspin.

Ellison said Carroll “didn’t stop at 9/11—he had lots of questions about the role of the military today.”

HIGH RISE SAFETY INITIATIVE

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http://highrisesafetynyc.org/

Dear Supporters,

The New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) is excited to announce the launch of the “High-rise Safety Initiative,” a new ballot initiative that will amend the New York City Charter to require the NYC Department of Buildings to investigate all high-rise building collapses occurring in New York City on or after September 11, 2001, except the collapse of WTC 1 and 2. The Initiative will apply to the collapse of WTC 7 on September 11, 2001, as well as any high-rise collapse that occurs in the future.

As many of you know, the City of New York blocked NYC CAN’s 2009 ballot initiative from going before the voters and becoming law. Five years later, we are sponsoring a new ballot initiative that has been carefully crafted to withstand any legal challenge the City might bring.

We invite you to read the petition.
The Road to the Ballot

American Anthrax: A Media Roots Film Production

Media Roots presents American Anthrax, a documentary comprised of news footage that establishes, by history’s own narration, how everything you’ve been told about the Anthrax Attacks is a lie. Conceptualized, edited and produced by Robbie Martin, co-host of Media Roots Radio.

September 11, 2001, shook the United States to the core, a country that had been nearly untouchable since its democratic inception. However, immediately following this horrific tragedy, another equally as impactful ‘terrorist attack’ occurred when weaponized anthrax was sent to multiple Congressman and journalists through the U.S. Postal Service. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were both one-time events that happened in two prominent cities. Unlike 9/11, the Anthrax Attacks localized terrorism and spread fear to every corner of American life, where the simple act of getting your mail could prove to be fatal. Five people died as a result of breathing in the deadly anthrax spores, including postal workers and one NY Post reporter. Countless others were infected.

Initial response from DoC Inspector General to William Pepper letter concerning NIST WTC 7 report structural feature omissions

Attached is the initial response received on Jan. 14, 2014 from the U.S. Department of Commerce Inspector General’s office regarding the complaint letter sent by attorney Dr. William Pepper on Dec. 12, 2013. The Inspector General has sent the information provided in the Pepper letter to NIST management for a response.

Individual citizens are encouraged to write or call the DoC Inspector General’s office themselves to let them know you are interested in this issue and to insist that the Inspector General ensure that the NIST be open and transparent here, and to also ensure that there is no conflict of interest. Anyone involved in the original report, which is now under scrutiny with allegations of impropriety, should be precluded from the response activity.

1/16/14: Tony Szamboti and Gerry B.-- Omissions in NIST's WTC 7 Report

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY64f04QFdE

9/11 Free Fall 1/16/14: Tony Szamboti and Gerry B.-- Omissions in NIST's WTC 7 Report

Published on Jan 25, 2014

Tony Szamboti and Gerry B. return to discuss the letter that was recently sent to the Department of Commerce Inspector General on their behalf from attorney Dr. William Pepper regarding the incorrect data in NIST's report on WTC 7, legal steps that will have to be taken if the D.O.C. stonewalls, and how the audience can help spread the word about the game-changing information in that letter which renders NIST's WTC 7 collapse hypothesis impossible.

Letter: http://www.journalof911studies.com/resources/2014JanLetterPepper.pdf