Short Review of the Chicago 9/11 Conference Keynote DVDs
"MI5 was founded, way back in 1909, and its primary purpose was to investigate the threat of German espionage in the run-up to the first World War. They have moved on slightly in those 80 years, but all that time, they didn't exist, officially." - Annie Machon, June 3, 2006.
Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5. She and infamous truthteller David Shayler walked away from MI5 after deciding that they could not morally justify withholding from the British public the unpleasant realities that made up the workaday intelligence lifestyle. This included criminal practices that went as far as subletting an assassination attempt on Libya's Qaddafi to a terrorist organization with al-Qaeda links - 3 years after the first WTC bombing in 1993. (If you go to the archived April 8, 2006 broadcast of "World Crisis Radio" you can listen to Shayler tell his story in his own words.)
Although the intelligence world is all-consuming, and dissidents are few, they do exist. Recently, former, and ex-CIA analysts have been critical of the 9/11 Commission and its final report: Ray McGovern, David MacMichaels, Mel Goodman and most recently, Bill Christison. The most famous high-level analyst to publicly break with CIA is Victor Marchetti. The publication of his book "The Cult of Intelligence" inspired the Church Committee.
There are also notable cases of operatives who have had moral dilemmas that could not be resolved as they worked as CIA field agents. The most famous case would be that of ex-agent Philip Agee, with a close runner-up being Ralph McGehee.
This is where Shayler and Machon come from. Shayler learned that the plot to kill Qaddafi not only failed, but innocent civilians were killed by a misplaced bomb, and bystanders were also shot by Qaddafi's security. The "terrorists" were funded by MI6. The leader of the terrorists, "Tunworth", an associate of bin Laden.
Machon gives a first-hand, (mostly unglamorous), view of British intelligence.
"If there are any members of any secret alphabet agencies in this room - get up, identify yourselves, or leave. Or stay - and learn how you're being used to suppress your own citizens, and how disposable you will be - when your government tires of you." - Meria Heller, June 2nd, 2006.
Meria Heller has been broadcasting an internet radio program for 7 years(!). The DVD of Heller's keynote speech was my introduction to her worldview. The daughter of a working class American family, Heller was raised as a patriotic citizen, and remains so. However, she just doesn't believe in all the myths anymore.
Over time, Heller became a defender of the environment and developed her own spirituality for many years, but when the "election" of George Walker Bush happened, Heller turned a corner into more political themes, believing that with the election of "Bushco", the environment was doomed as long as he was in power.
One of the myths Heller doesn't believe is the official story of 9/11.
With the savvy voice of a native New Yawker, Heller dismantles the 9/11 myth, runs down a host of 9/11 anomalies, and presents Rudolph Guliani as a mayor more concerned with post-9/11 "PR" than the Knight in shining armor that his glorious media patina might suggest. Drawing a long connective line between the assassination of JFK and the destruction of the Twin Towers, Heller presents both events as the manifestation of powers hidden, yet not totally invisible. You can look with her at her website, which hosts over 2,000 of her webcasts, including trailblazing interviews with Nafeez Ahmed and others.
The Jones boys.
Starkly contrasting in style, Alex and Steven Jones (no relation) approach skepticism of the official story of 9/11 from different directions. Alex wields the populist fire of an independent Texan; he can list off an endless stream of examples of governments using violence and deception against their own citizens to achieve a political gain, and that's what he does during his keynote address; condensing his new documentary, "Terrorstorm", down to the bare essentials and adding in an assortment of personal anecdotes that makes his quest personal.
Alex is an energetic speaker and his desire to expose "synthetic" or "false-flag" terror is earnestly transmitted. His rapid-fire approach to listing facts and information in his radio-address voice is reminiscent of an old time radio sermon, all brimstone and fire, but Alex doesn't ask you to "Come to Jesus" or "Come to Alex"... he wants you "WAKE THE HELL UP".
Steven is the embodiment of the mild-mannered professor, and his keynote is typical of his calm methodical approach to deconstructing the "official" version of the collapse of the WTC buildings, as he builds on his hypothesis about controlled demolition aided by cutting charges and explosives.
His talk about his hypothesis is preceded by a short presentation about solar cooking, a way to utilize the power of the sun to cook meals. Steven presents this information so that people can be prepared to fend for themselves in the case of an emergency that disables regular power supplies, or in the face of a dollar collapse that leaves many things taken for granted out of reach for the average citizen.
Steven's research continues, and he presents his case up to the day of the speech, (June 2, 2006), the first part of his research will be published in David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott's 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out.
William Pepper is un-famous as the lawyer who successfully acted for the family of Martin Luther King in a 1999 trial in a Memphis Circuit Court.
The trial, Kings v. Jowers, etal, aka "the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial" resulted in this jury verdict;
THE COURT: In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes...
I say "un-famous" because this verdict was basically omitted from the mainstream, corporate press.
Perhaps the most valuable information transmitted by Pepper is the story of infiltration of the "National Conference for New Politics" in 1967, a movement designed to challenge the political status quo with an anti-war, anti-poverty agenda. Martin Luther King and Dr. Benjamin Spock were to lead this political movement.
Pepper describes how agents provacateurs positioned themselves within the nascent party and pushed through highly questionable "unacceptable" resolutions designed to divide the participants. Pepper warns that the 9/11 skeptics community has undoubtedly already been infiltrated by agents bent on dividing, and not uniting.
He warns that America is sliding toward a full oligarchy, with the same rapidity that the oligarchy is being dismantled in Venezuela. He advises people to be cautious of disinformation that is planted with the community that can be easily discredited; strawmen that are thrown up to be torn to shreds by zealots placed within a compromised corporate press.
He warns of an uphill struggle, but a worthy struggle.
(Bonnie Faulkner has posted an excellent interview with Pepper at her Guns and Butter website archive, broadcast on May 31 and June 7, 2006.)
The keynote DVDs are worthy of purchase for those who can afford to buy them and support the efforts of 911truth.org. The video quality is very good, the audio is clean, and the DVDs also have smaller video files of press conferences, a Q & A session with Machon, and some other sessions. The discs would make excellent introductory material for people new to this subject.
Jon Paul McClelland
Marcello del Giudice
and everyone else who made these DVDs.