9/11, Our Satyagraha (Message to the Anti-war Movement)

I am Sam Lwin, an ex-Marine, a conscientious objector and an anti-war activist from the first Gulf war. I would like to say a few words about the connection between 9/11 and war.

In the fall of 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush mobilized troops for the first Gulf War. I was a Marine reservist and a senior at the New School. Knowing that it was an oil war and finding out the various deceptions used by our government to gain support of the masses at anti-war rallies, I, as a conscientious Marine, refused to go. So did twenty-five other Marines, eight of them from here in New York City. We were all court-martialed and did time in the brig at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Many people supported us. They sent us letters and books to read and our prison sentences were shortened, in some cases by two years, due to public pressure through anti-war groups like Hands Off! and War Resisters League. During that time, one of the Marine resisters mentioned to me the name of Smedley Butler.

Smedley Butler was a Marine general who twice won the Congressional Medal of Honor. In 1933, he published a booklet called “War Is a Racket.” I would like to read a few sentences from it. "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses."

And he continued, “I spent 33 years and 4 months in active service as a member of our country's most agile military force--the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.”

The whole ordeal in the first Gulf war made me realize that things are not always what they seem to be. Yet, a decade later, on the morning of September 11th immediately after the towers fell, even though I intuited that the Bush administration was behind the attacks, I chose to believe the official story, because I did not dare to believe otherwise.

It wasn’t until the Bush administration started incessantly insisting that Iraq had WMDs, that I realized that something was not right. In early 2002, I began to search for answers on the Internet, never thinking that I would spend five to six hours daily for the next four years.

So now we know. We know that, just like war, 9/11 is a racket, a military false flag psy-op, a highly deceptive series of events conducted to gain the support of the population for wars in the Middle East. Let me read General Smedley Butler’s definition again:

“A racket is best described as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.”

War is a racket. 9/11 is a racket.

It saddens and angers me that so many people in the antiwar movement refuse to examine the evidence of 9/11. We should ask them to do at least one thing. Watch the movie we just saw, 911mysteries. And if after watching it, they still want to continue believing the official BS, so be it. But for people to say that they want peace and at the same time adamantly deny the direct connection between 9/11 and the current wars is irresponsible. Many anti-war people unquestioningly accept the official version, without even looking at the overwhelming evidence which the 9/11 Truth movement has laboriously collected over the years.

Three weeks ago we all went down to Ground Zero to mark the fifth anniversary of the so-called terrorist attacks. That memorable day--Sept 11, 2006--was also the 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s first act of nonviolent civil disobedience, a movement he called “satyagraha.” In Sanscrit, satya means “truth”, agraha translates to “effort or endeavor.” Combined, Satyagraha means “to work for truth, in pursuit of truth.”

I propose that our brothers and sisters in the anti-war movement, whom I thank a great deal from my experience in the first Gulf war, join with us in the 9/11 Truth movement, to courageously pursue the truth with us--our Satyagraha--to bring into reality a truly independent investigation into the events of 9/11. And through our collective efforts, we can began to dismantle the authority of this traitorous, treasonous, and illegitimate administration in the current wars and their nefarious plans for wider wars in the Middle East and elsewhere. Only when the truth of 9/11 comes into light, on a national and international arena, will we be able to stop their immoral, unethical, and unconscionable rackets.

Thank you.

Thank you, Sam Lwin.

Why "anti-war" groups hesitate on understanding what you've succinctly posted here... I do not know.

"The truth shall make you free." Why not make the truth free? We live on a priceless blue pearl, awash in a universe of fire and ice. Cut the crap.

what resonates?

Many anti-war groups feel that alternative theories of the truth about 911 will not resonate with the masses. For them, it's a matter of what will convince the masses that the Bush administration must be impeached.

The question boils down to.... what will it take to convince more people to care about 911 truth.

When every person in America has seen the video of WTC7....

.....then we will know what has more resonance with our citizenry....to this day, so few of Americans are aware that a 3rd building at WTC exploded that day....a building that wasn't hit by an airplane....

You show people that video---and you all know the one I mean---and watch their face melt....

When that image becomes an collective American image, with what it implies....what do you think will be more effective in charging the Bush/Cheney cabal and their supporters with treason, 9/11 Truth or their "misleading" about Iraqi WMDs?

Regarding above letter

Dear Friend

thank your for teh above letter you wrote, and thank you for your honesty
This is truely a World Wide War we are in now, its a WAR on all of Humaity
there are evil people straight from the bowls of hell, pushing the secret agendas
if people cant see that by now wait untill they end up in one of the 800 Military

Yes its a big joke, people will laugh oh there is no such thing in america, wrong
go do your research just have a look what your government has installed for you

If you dont support the Bush Cabal Bush can declare anybody a Terrorist, and lock them up
but look closer at what the Bush Cabal has been doing for the last 5 years, he has been destroying the
Bill Of Rights and American Consitution all ready to take you down to a Military dictatorship

Not long to go America before the mission is complete and if they succeed in the USA, other countries will follow suit

We are at WAR people, and it isnt against the Fake Terrorist Bin Ladden and crowd its against our own Government they are the real Terrorist, the real bad evil guys not some illusive boogieman who lives in a cave

Our Government is the enermy fight back now

We are at WAR people.

I have been saying that for the last few years. On 9/11 they declared war on the American people and the rest of the world and I am not talking about some stiff in a cave and a few crazies with boxcutters. I am talking about these neo-fascist madmen and their Globalist backers............. They will loose.

AMEN I've been trying to


I've been trying to wake the pot people up too....they've been beaten up by these thugs for 75 years, they're very passionate and may of them are great activists.....they just can't wrap their heads around the fact that the pot laws will never ever change as long as the people who are behind 9/11 type events are in office.... and it's just another tool for them to keep a large group of people (like the anti-war groups) occupied while they carry on with their global conquest.

I'm still trying though.....thanks for everything you've done sir.

I agree. In fact, the

I agree. In fact, the current drug laws are what got me into the field of psychology. I realized criminalization of what should be treated as a social illness(when individuals go overboard and abuse rather than casually consume) was more or less an attack on the counter-culture which is diametrically opposed to the very agendas our elites push. The truth movement has not focused it's energy on a few undisputable facts. Some individuals like Fetzer have done a good job on focusing on these facts. The Loose Change crew has done the movement a tremendous service by attracting attention to certain questions; however, I think it would be good for them to start focusing their energies on the following when they have appearances in the media. The critical element in gaining support is to be able to convey a set of simple, indisputable facts. With these "talking points" the movement can hammer home the message of inside job and push for a new investigation. I believe the major talking points should include the following:

-On 9/10/01 Rumsfeld testified that 2.3 Trillion dollars were unaccounted for. The following day the Pentagon was attacked in the section that housed many accountants who could research this issue. I think steering clear of Boeing-No Boeing would be wise. It's important to know what happened on that day but to recruit more people keep it simple. Money was missing and those who could track it down were killed. People can get that message loud and clear and we can avoid the debate over what hit it. What hit it could be focused on later once we get a substantial portion of the USA solidly behind a truely independent investigation.

-The footage of WTC7 coming down, Larry Silverstein's comment on pulling it, Larry Silverstein's insurance winnings.

-The 84 or so cameras which should have captured the object hitting the Pentagon. We need that evidence and why the hell can't the public see it? We paid for the Pentagon and all of it's toys. There is absolutely no reason why they can't release the videos.

-The Cheney stand down order.

-The freefall speed of the towers being pulverized.

-Most importantly, the 1st responders. The 1st responders are the strongest talking point we have and it has been under utilized. Everyone has emotions, which is why 9/11 was so effective. No we need to turn those emotions against the bastards who perpetrated these acts. Our first responders are the heroes of 9/11. Our heroes are dying because of the crap they inhailed. That is going to resonate more with Americans than any of the other bullets I listed above. We need to get more interviews with the first responders. We MUST evoke emotions in the American people. These emotions need to focus on the plight of the first responders and why were they told it was okay to go to work without proper breathing apparatuses. Emotions are the most powerful thing we can use. Look at how our politicians have been manipulating the citizens emotions for evil. Well we need to tap into the emotions of the people for good. I hope people that get media time or exposure read this.

To summarize:

We must start focusing more on the first responders. They are our heroes, they are dying because of our scumbag politicians lying to them about air quality. This is an indisputable fact which includes the emotional attachment to our heroes. Once we get the masses behind the plight of our heroes we can move on to the more abstract questions(what the hell happened to the passengers in the planes-if there even were any?).

Emotions are powerful and our movement is overlooking how to best present our evidence to evoke emotions which can be utilized for the greater good of this country.

Bush regime is one big conspiracy to commit racketeering!

Yes, the entire Bush regime is one big conspiracy to commit racketeering against the U.S. people & the world! It is also another example of, “Rich man’s war, poor man’s blood” at its worst.

We need to bring the anti-war movement into 9/11 truth immediately!

"9/11 is a racket, a

"9/11 is a racket, a military false flag psy-op, a highly deceptive series of events conducted to gain the support of the population for wars in the Middle East. Let me read General Smedley Butler’s definition again".

It's ironic this is partially connected to the middle eastern conflict with middle easterners. Native Israeli's and Palestinian's whom both are middle eastern are very closely related. Israel has an over abundance of European Jews in their ancestry diluting the original gene line but will they ADMIT or ACCEPT TRUTH? if you see any of the Israeli soldiors they look like Palistinian's, kinda like Hispanic's and Latino's.

The fact that the real reason for claiming the loss of our RIGHTS is in direct relation to BUSH is SCARED that his country has voiced their opinion that does not coincide with a TYRANT COPORATE CRIMINAL MADMAN. 9-11 was 5 years ago and only now does he protect his side



In no way would corporate America want a country like what happened when Rodney Kin'gs jury came back with a BAD VERDICT let alone months or years of unrest. Crap Bush can't even fight a war in a country 100,000 square miles smaller then Tx.

The precious little country will fail to run which will plunge the economy into a DEPRESSION more then the one it is in if you live in depressed areas of the US.

Even if he threats with bio or large ordinances against the PEOPLE he will be side by side with SADDAM, HITLER and every other crazed MADMAN DICTATOR.

The nimrod Prez has lost his WARS across the GLOBE and failed to listen to his commander.

We all know what has happened to every leader that failed to listen to his troops or caused his own problems.

Research history.



That was very good.

Dear Anti-War Movement

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Maybe, I'm being a paranoid.

Maybe, I'm being a paranoid.

But, shouldn't we take a closer look at the anti-war movement?
I mean, could it be possible that they are in some ways controlled by the Bush adm?

Their attitude and refusal to look at the facts concerning 911, simply don't make any sense.

The anti-war movement is

The anti-war movement is focused on the after effects of 9/11. The actual event hasn't been a major focus because of the MSM. By controlling the perception of the US citizens through the MSM many people didn't think to question the official story. I myself was focused on the after effects for some time. I didn't agree with Afghanistan because the administration provided no evidence. However, I completely didn't think to question 9/11. I did say to my girlfriend at the time, that I thought the buildings looked like a controlled demolition but until I stumbled across some 9/11 truth sites looking for info on flight 93 I never thought that the buildings were an inside job. Most people believed the government because you should be able to. People who are refusing to look at the evidence for 9/11 are expressing cognitive dissonance. Any one with a good handle on history knows that most governments have committed atrocious acts. Those who don't know this face a seriously stressful experience when they are told something like that can and has occured. So to answer your question, I would say that they aren't controlled by the bush admin. They are just experiencing a seriously life jarring event when asked to look at the evidence. The best way to handle this is to try to empathize. You can't win them over by castigating them. We should empathize and patiently work to win them over.

Assaulting them is not going to win their favor. Kill them with kindness. We need them if we are going to work through this.

Excellent observation and comment...

Thank you, Whitey.


"The truth shall make you free." Why not make the truth free? We live on a priceless blue pearl, awash in a universe of fire and ice. Cut the crap.

If you want to stop the wars, expose 911.

The activists in the anti-war movement has been around for a while now, they are leading organisations with a clear rational objective. To stop the criminal wars in the ME, wars that lack any moral justification.

They have sofar utterly failed their mission. Bushco has been able to get away with everything

You are talking about individual psychology and stages past long time ago, with opinion polls showing that 40-50% of the US population believes the official 911 story is fishy. The facts has been out there a long time now, and we are talking about professional people who should know better.

Knowing how the FBI and other agencies have worked in the 1900's, we can safely assume that they are trying to control the anti-war movement. Because a properly working anti-war movement would be a serious threat to Bushco and his goal to make wars in the ME to control the remaining oil resources.

The q here is how effective they have been? Are they steering away the movement from looking into the real serious questions? Looking at the record, it certainly seems to be the case.

Because if you really want to stop the wars, there is a very simple method, expose the 911 hoax. 911 is used by the Gov't as the justification for the bogus war on terror and the wars in the ME.

To kill them with kindness is the wrong method. We should accuse them for their failiures to stop the war.

Maybe it's time to make some enemies. We already have many friends as so many opinion polls has shown recently.

For what its worth...

at Thursday's World Can't Wait rally in downtown Los Angeles, there were numerous 9/11 truth activists in the crowd. Many were carrying banners, handing out flyers, etc. A member of the 9/11 truth movement here in Los Angeles spoke to the crowd assembled before the march. During the march we chanted "9/11 was an inside job". I can't speak for other WCW rallys, but truth movement here was quite visible.

Manufactured Zeitgeist

9/11 was the epitome of what the corporatzi will do, how far these trillionaires will go to set up a new society of regressive imperial dynastic feudalism. I never would have dreamed this was what Reagan was leading us to.

"Manufactured Zeitgeist! Explodes across a nation before your very eyes! Just add fire, four planes, a controlled demolition team and a Congress full of plants who will pardon any atrocity!"

(I thought it was paranoid thinking too, til I saw a congressional report on an Iraq resolution debate/vote count and saw who said what, and who voted how. The Democrats are not losers inherently, it's that more than half of them entered office apparently with the intent of playing liberals on tv and voting in line with the shrubbery, which, being PLANTS, seems entirely appropriate. Our country's future may depend on the Greens and Libertarians merging and being awfully careful to check the credentials of persons running for office...to make sure their actions are louder than their words before they even RUN for office.

Salute!! To Honorable Sam

I watched the DVD Beyond Teason last night for the 1st time.
This was the 1st I had heard that out of approx. 500,000
troops that went to Desert Storm. 260,000 are now on medical

If you folks think 9/11 is an atrocity. It ain't nothing to what the USA is doing with DU in middle east. I thought I was ashame to an american before. We are making the Nazis look like angels.

Please watch Beyond Teason and spread the word. Bush as been charged in some type of international court for 31 war crimes in Afghanistan. Sorry, I can't remember the specifics.

Sam you probably saved yourself a lifetime of misery by going to jail instead. I am so outraged I can't stand it! Our country is being led by PSYCHO-PATHS!!
"Not being aware of these facts is in itself an evil because ignorance serves evil." Juri Lina - "Architects of Deception"

Touch of Empathy Goes Along Way

When speaking to people new to 9/11 truth. I'd encourage everyone to have as much empathy as possible.

Remember your resistance. Think about what it was. That got you to cross the line. Share that experience with the person.

We are taught as children that authority is going to protect us. The government does not kill it's own citizens. Election fraud is not big enough problem to really effect the out come. We are asking people to accept concepts totally contrary to their upbringing.

You're asking them to accept nearly everything they know is a lie. It is deeply personal. This is a political issue. Whether we want to believe that or not. People use their emotions more than logic. When it comes to politics. Also, you are poking at their ego. After all, they are not that blind. Their world view is being threatened.

Try to make the human to human experience about the subject. You can't use a logical argument on most people.
You have to get them to empathize with you.


How many people would you kill? If you knew you could get a way with it. For Trillion dollars!

Think about that folks. We trying to stop their TRILLION DOLLAR PAY DAYS. They are going to get pissed I bet.

Calm Urgency is required. We can end world hunger, cure AIDs, Cancer .... Get rid of fossils fuels. Have a public transportation system where we don't need cars, universal health, longer healthier lives. More time to enjoy the finer things in life: Literature, poetry, music, art, space exploration. There would be no war, no hunger,
no diease. Look at what we are being swindled out of !!! FOR WHAT ! GREED ! POWER ! CONTROL !

THIS IS HELL FOLKS! We are fighting to make it heaven. The fight is no smaller than that.


They have got us by the balls. That's the only way I see out of the mess we allowed ourselves to get into. We have to start a new. The system is so corrupt. It is beyond repair. It needs tearing down and rebuilding.

I say let's tear down the statue of liberty. Use the metal to build the fence along the southern border.
"Not being aware of these facts is in itself an evil because ignorance serves evil." Juri Lina - "Architects of Deception"

Smedley Butler

Hi Sam
I own a website called dissentees.com which sells tee-shirts with famous quotes of dissent. I would like to offer you the one with Smedley Butlers quote on it.
War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
Smedley Butler
1881 - 1940
Let me know your size and where to send it and I will get it in the mail immediately. Cheers!