Common Dreams Article Connects the Dots

This is a fantastic article -- and I know that much of the gate-keeping left keeps up with the Common Dreams site. Hope it shames them to hell.

Published on Sunday, December 3, 2006 by

The Surreal Politics of Premeditated War

by R.W. Behan

Here is an excerpt:

The story of George Bush’s premeditated wars now enters its final chapter. The catastrophic event takes place. A hijacked airliner probably en route to the White House crashes in Pennsylvania, the Pentagon is afire, and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center are rubble. In the first hours of frenetic response, fully aware of al Qaeda’s culpability, both President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld seek frantically to link Saddam Hussein to the attacks, we know from on site-witnesses. They are anxious to proceed with their planned invasion. And less than a week later, at a meeting of the National Security Council, President Bush ordered the Defense Department to be ready to handle Iraq, “possibly occupying Iraqi oil fields.”

The controversies rage on yet today about the events of September 11, 2001. No steel building has ever collapsed from fire alone. Buildings falling precisely into their footprints are the marks of deliberate (and expert) demolition. The faulty construction/foreshortened lifespan/insurance angle. The collapse of a third building that was not hit at all. The short-selling of airline stock in previous days. The Pentagon hit by a missile, not a civilian airliner. Michael Rupert’s book “Crossing the Rubicon” lays the blame for 9/11 directly at Dick Cheney’s feet. Senator Robert Dole’s former chief of staff, Mr. Stanley Hilton, claims he can prove George Bush signed an order authorizing the attacks. Half the people polled in New York city believed the Bush Administration had prior knowledge of the attack, and “consciously failed” to act. Et cetera. (Conspiracy is forever easier to see than to find, but that does not obviate the need to seek thoroughly the whole truth about 9/11, and that has yet to be done.)

Involving the Bush Administration in the execution of 9/11, or even accommodating their informed inaction, is almost too appalling to contemplate. But if they needed a reason to proceed with their planned invasions, they could not have been handed a more fortuitous and spectacular excuse. 9/11 was a criminal act of terrorism, not a violation of our entire nation’s security. Comparing it, as the Bush Administration immediately did, to Pearl Harbor was ludicrous: the hijacked airliners were not the vanguard of a formidable naval armada, an air force, and a standing army ready to engage in all out war, as the Japanese were prepared to do and did in 1941.

9/11 was a shocking event of unprecedented scale, but to characterize it as an invasion of national security was criminal. It was creating reality. It was also, and in the extreme, surreal, because the Bush Administration chose consciously to frighten the American people beyond any conceivable necessity. It adopted fear mongering as a mode of governance. As not a few disinterested observers noted at the time, international criminal terrorism is best countered by international police action, which Israel and other nations have proven many times over to be effective.


Really worth reading the whole thing.

I'm going to give this article to one of my "not interested in 9/11" lefty friends. It's perfect in that it makes an understated case for the need to answer many real questions about 9/11 and puts 9/11 right in the center of a foreign policy critique. (None of that Cindy Sheehan follower crap about "We need to stop the war before it's reasonable to look at 9/11.") It's also a pleasant antidote to all the left venom recently spewed at us psychologically deranged tinfoil hatters.

This needs to be!

Mailed to every congressman,and senator! Enough is enough!
We the people DEMAND answers!

The gatekeepers slowly open

The gatekeepers slowly open the way. Beware Truthers, the coming investigation will be run by globalist with a strong desire to dismantle the USA and create the NAU with its new currency the Amero, with a new Constitution more akin to China's rule of Law as opposed to glorious Constitution of the USA. I'm glad they are moving in for the kill on the factions which have carried out these murderous acts on American citizens, but as soon as it is certain that we have the culprits we should be prepared to turn on international headhunters. You can certainly bet on a new 911 investigation.

re:The gatekeepers slowly open

Ya, Common Dreams has almost never said anything 9/11. I already knew practically everthing in that article but it is nice to see a gatekeeper site print something like that. I guess maybe the worm is finally turning.

To me, this is the article you give to....

...liberal friends who believe Bush is guilty and has lied everry other time with regard to all the other crimes committed by this Administration (no WMDs, torture, spying on Americans, etc.), but can't believe these people could be behind 9/11.

This article gives context to everything before and after 9/11 and shows how it fits in "perfectly" and was, in their eyes, for their criminal schemes, "completely necessary".....

i used to read

i used to read all the time before i knew about things like 9/11. this is surprising. does anybody know who this Richard W. Behan guy is?



You don't say...

You don't say...



I sometimes accidentally post something twice and don't know how to remove all of the second, being an idiot, I just take out the content...

Enlighten me please on how to do that.


I had submitted this to dz this morning for posting...

....I'm glad somebody else saw it also...I think it's an excellent summation of the last 6 years....really puts 9/11 in context with all that's happened before and since.....

Definitely think this would be a great article for all those that can't quite make themselves believe in US government complicity in 9/11.

This goes a long way toward explaining Motive for US involvement and making it believable to people new or resistent to 9/11 Truth.

The author gives a "this is speculation" disclaimer, but this article is loaded with facts that give meaning to each other.

Long but well worth the read ....

It's a shame that all those that need to read it probably won't even see it.
I printed the 6 pages out and will give copies of them to my friends who are sitting on the fence so to say. Maybe this will convince them.
I encourage everyone to use the link and read the entire article.

On my way home from work last night...

Rhandi Rhodes was reading this entire article on Air America. She gave it mega kudos and I felt proud of her and the author of this article.

---From a decon @ my church: "I want to tell you something very serious..very serious, but I don't want you to say 'I told you so'. I want you to forgive me..You were right. I know the truth about 9/11.

I heard Rhodes reading this yesterday

It was good to hear her speak the words "9/11" again. Since Mike Malloy was fired and Garrafalo stepped down(?), I thought all the other Air America Radio hosts had taken heed to shut up about all things related to 9/11 truth.

This article nails it in a very logical and concise manner that is extremely difficult to refute. Thus, the other leftwing gatekeepers will probably just ignore it.

I'm glad Rhodes chose to share it with her audience. Very powerful statement.

Speaking of Garofalo, has

Speaking of Garofalo, has anyone heard anything about/from her? She's been mysteriously and conspicuously MIA as of late.

I gave up on AA a little

I gave up on AA a little after Malloy got axed.
I listened to Rhoades a few times and it seemed like all she was interested in doing was driving home the DNC party lines. BORING, and that gets absolutely nothing done. The system is rigged and listening to her was depressing.

Maybe she's turned over a new leaf, but I doubt it. She's fully aware of 9/11 truth but refuses to discuss it because of course there are more "important" things like how corrupt all the republicans are.

Good read...

With the exception of the Stanley Hilton reference. He has proof Bush signed off on it? Ok then... where is it so we can end the war against civil liberties, the war against freedom, the war against democracy, the war against Afghanistan and Iraq, and so on...

Otherwise, an exceptional read.

"I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public."

Sally Regenhard - 9/11 Family Member

What's wrong with mentioning

What's wrong with mentioning Stanley Hilton?

That wasn't a rhetorical

That wasn't a rhetorical question.

Have you seen...

The supposed documentation he has?

"We have some very incriminating documents as well as eye-witnesses, that Bush personally ordered this event to happen in order to gain political advantage, to pursue a bogus political agenda on behalf of the neocons and their deluded thinking in the Middle East."

Um, do you think now is a good time to release these "very incriminating documents?" Where are the "eye-witnesses?"

He said that on 9/10/2004 on Alex Jones' radio show. Don't you think THEN would have been a good time to release the supposed documentation? How about AS SOON AS HE SUPPOSEDLY FOUND IT?

"I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public."

Sally Regenhard - 9/11 Family Member

Well he said he saw them not

Well he said he saw them not that he has them. Seems very weak to me though, I agree.


"We have some very incriminating documents"

"I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public."

Sally Regenhard - 9/11 Family Member

Oops. Sorry.

Oops. Sorry.



"I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public."

Sally Regenhard - 9/11 Family Member

a good start

to a soft landing. I'm almost tempted to not bring up the fact that the writer of this article mentions Israel only once, and I quote

"As not a few disinterested observers noted at the time, international criminal terrorism is best countered by international police action, which Israel and other nations have proven many times over to be effective."

Hmmm. OK. So, what's the number for the International Police Department? I want to report 5 dancing Israelis at the scene of the 9/11 crimes.

What about Larry Silverstein? Will the international police arrest HIM for us? I notice his name is also conspicuous by its absence in this article.

So the question is back to what do we make of a normally left-gatekeeping site that suddenly seems more open to discussing 9/11 than ever before? Well, let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Let's pass this one around to every Cindy Sheehan and Amy Goodman fan we know. Also, let's see what Gnome thinks of it.

But let's not force open one gate and become complacent. This is par for the gatekeeping course. Let's keep up the pressure for an indictment of Larry Silverstein for fraud, arson, murder, and racketeering, and for an investigation into the extent and nature of Israeli involvement in 9/11 in the context of their vast campaign of espionage against America.

Was 9/11 simply a crime? Or was it a covert act of war as well? Were our traitors working alone? Or did they have help?

Ask questions. Demand answers. And hold accountable everyone involved.


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


Do you have any links to

Do you have any links to evidence implicating Silverstein other than his pull it comment?

Yes. Means, Motive, and Opportunity.

More than enough for an indictment. But of course an investigation would reveal a lot more.


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


oh yeah, and...

destruction of evidence, obstruction of justice, tampering with a crime scene. you see, as the owner he is liable for all of these things that we know happened. Since he has offered no plausible explanation for any of it we should proceed to indict him and try him.

Is there a problem here? I don't see it. Unless it's the fact that the man is not in jail.


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


Show "Would you provide links to" by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm sure you're capable of finding the links

to many articles that establish without a doubt that he purchased a lease on the towers and insured them shortly before they were deliberately destroyed with explosives.

If I rent an apartment from you and take out an insurance policy on it, and six weeks later your apartment burns down making me rich, wouldn't you assume I had something to do with it? Wouldn't the police investigate me? If not, then... do you have an apartment I could rent? :)

Why are you playing dumb? Do you work for Silverstein?


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


ahh, it's the typical smug

ahh, it's the typical smug post looking for our evidence meanwhile they don't ask the same sort of questions about the official story..

What sort of insurance

What sort of insurance policy did the previous tenant take out on the Towers?

7 billion

Silverstein made 7 billion dollars on a insurance policy he signed months before 9/11.
I say that's at least worth a subpoena for him to answer some questions.

The "7 billion" figure

Can someone provide a link to a story about how much Silverstein recovered in insurance money? I've seen different figures. Some say 5 billion, some say 7 billion.

For example, Wikipedia says:

"In total, Silverstein was awarded nearly $5 billion in insurance money following the destruction of the Twin Towers [11]. He plans to use some or all of the settlement to rebuild. [12]"

At least one Truther video says he only paid $15 milllion up front for the WTC; but clearly that is wrong.

Anyone have a concise analysis of this?

7 billion

I'm pretty sure it was two settlements for 3.5 billion each.

He originally wanted two

He originally wanted two settlements for 3.5 each, but the court denied this.

SILVERSTEIN WON in the second trial

December 07, 2004

NEW YORK (BestWire) - It was a reversal of fortune for insurers in the second World Trade Center trial, as a federal jury in New York agreed with leaseholder Larry A. Silverstein's argument that the nine insurers involved had bound under insurance agreements that allow the Sept. 11, 2001, destruction of the twin towers to be defined as two occurrences, rather than one.

The verdict, after more than 10 days of jury deliberation in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, opens the door for Silverstein to collect as much as twice the $1.1 billion aggregate insured amount per occurrence the nine insurers are liable for, according to Silverstein spokesman Bud Perrone.


I stand corrected; however,

I stand corrected; however, you will notice the total sum is still well below the rumored $7 billion figure.

Did Silverstein really have

Did Silverstein really have the Means? Was he capable of orchestrating a false flag attack? Really?

Larry's friends

Up in smoke

By Sara Leibovich-Dar

Six weeks before the terrorist attack in New York, Larry Silverstein leased the Twin Towers for 99 years, paying $3 billion. Their collapse was also the collapse of the deal of his life, and since then, he has been trying to put the pieces back together in the face of fierce public criticism, some of it anti-Semitic.
His business dealings in Israel haven't given him much satisfaction either

Larry's friends? well for

Larry's friends? well for one, hes good friends with former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(same guy who said 9/11 was "good" for Israel), one of the most deplorable and hawkish prime ministers in recent history.

and for two he KNEW that the

and for two he KNEW that the buildings were full of galvanic corrosion and asbestos and were definitely a mark in the liability column. To all but the shrewest investor with a magic eight ball in hand that answers YES to "should I invest in two known liabilities and also invest in terrorist insurance on the same? Maybe a few calls to Dov Zakhiem (sp?) and his Israeli connection convinced him? By the way Mr. Zakhiem and Rumsfeld, where do all those Trillions of taxpayer dollars go that disappear each year? Not enough $ being raked in the Poppy fields to cultivate new black OPS?

Agreed, R.T. But in this

Agreed, R.T. But in this case, perhaps not delving into the laundry list is a strength. The 'keepers have already seen the list, and newbies might wonder how they've missed the truth info. imbedded in the article.

What I like about this piece is that it places 9/11 truth in context. Gnome&Co. try to shunt it aside, claiming that even if it were true it doesn't strongly affect the rest of the anti-imperial, anti-war, anti-corporatist agendas. This pulls them up by the short hairs, in a non-aggressive, speaking the language sort of way , and says oh-yes-it-does-mister. I don't believe they'll slap their foreheads and shout "I coulda had a V-8!" But it represents some progress in the main-non-mainstream media nonetheless, don't you think?

It sure would be easier if we could all say what I said recently to someone who challenged me when I was tired: "I could spend hours overwhelming you with evidence, and not let you leave until you see the light, but let's just save time and concede that I'm right and you're wrong."

good points LEH

I agree that framing it this way helps the victims of left gatekeeping see the wool that's been pulled over their eyes!


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


"Our purpose was to document the event"

Three of the five israeli 'Students' arrested for dancing & congratulating one another after the WTC attack interviewed on an Israeli talk show. They were filming the attack, "to document the event" also. (Hello!?!?!)

I'm sure this is old news to most here, but still awful damning.

Oh yes, the vid

I like how they wax indignant when explaining that they were accused of being Mossad. Could it be that the two that did not appear on stage were the ones who were Mossad, and the others were IDF intel? You have to wonder what the point of putting them on TV was--obviously they knew they couldn't contain the story so they had to pre-empt speculation in Israel with this bogus interview. Notice how nervous they look--guilty as all hell. But hey, like they themselves told the police--they're not our problem--they're Israelis! Our problem is their problem--the Palestinians are our problem. DAMN those Palestinians!! Not only do they refuse to be kicked off their land, but they also have to go and destroy Larry's property out of spite! Good thing the event was documented by our trusty allies!


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force



can this be any more blatant!?!
They are there to "document the event?"
This is a joke...anyone who still believes 9/11 wasn't an inside job is mentally deficient or just hasn't seen things like this.
This is ANOTHER huge smoking gun...
It goes on...and on....and on...

they may have just gotten lucky...

But then again, if you read the entire background to the dancing Israelis story, it really counldn't be more damning.

Nancy Pelosi of course would have none of this--she has pledged her support for Israel to AIPAC "now and forever". Good to know whose team you're on, Nancy!


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force



got lucky? You mean they just randomly decided to be on a building during the biggest attack on American soil with video camera in tow ready to film?

"DAMN those Palestinians!!

"DAMN those Palestinians!! Not only do they refuse to be kicked off their land, but they also have to go and destroy Larry's property out of spite! "

^ Hahahahahaha.... nice!

Poor old Larry, at least he was insured.

And wasn't the other 2

Israeli Legal Eagles?
They sat in the audience while the other three "confessed"
Or have I got that reversed? Oh thats right , they were Mossad.
Sure they knew 9/11 was going down. How long have the Israeli's been spying on us now? around 40 years?

We can regain respect in

We can regain respect in this world.... and it all hinges on finding those responsible for 911 and holding them accountable.

This is the key to the future of this world.

If we can get this done we will have replaced the lynch pin that holds us together..... we need to evolve to save ourselves and these people do everything in their power to derail our progress.

there is a better way to live and they have taken that away from us.

They have developed this philosophy of how we should live.... but we are not living for us.... we are living for them.

we have a chance to reclaim our destiny.... don't you want to live again?

know what you need.

Behan a little more open to insidde job here

I his article in Counterpuhc last month, he said:

The attacks on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon in September of 2001 provided the Bush Administration, either by design (the conspiracy theories) or default (the reality ), with the rationales for both invasions. But the planning for each of them was underway long before the 9/11: months in the case of Afghanistan, years in the case of Iraq.

This deception--this crime--is so outlandish and monstrous as to be scarcely credible. That is why, very likely, it isn't front-and-center in public consciousness.

He's got a point - there's evidence that invasion of Afghanistan was already planned, and tying this with no capture of UBL would show a lie.

Behan mentions physical evidence - good.

Bush criminal Sr., breaks down crying while praising son, Jeb

I wonder what this is really all about? Click link in CNN article for the video:

all throwing Georgie under

all throwing Georgie under the bus.... Jeb is the good son

so utterly human...

soft-spoken, and decent.

but seriously, he probably feels bad that Jeb will never be president now that W has gone and exposed the entire crime family to the world. I guess when you have an alcoholic son and a sober one and the alcoholic ruins everything for the sober one that can really tug at the heartstrings.

Or here's a better explanation--they are purposely making him appear to be getting senile so that he can avoid being tried for his myriad crimes against humanity. I suppose living with Barbara is punishment enough even for the most hardened war criminal. I'll never forget what Norman Finkelstein said when I emailed and asked him what he thought about 9/11 being an inside job. He said he could imagine Poppy offing Barbara because as he put it crimes of passion do happen, especially when your wife looks 20 years older than you do, but that Junior would not be capable of murder. Well, he wasn't exactly claiming bin Laden did it.


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


Bush and Clinton, sitting in a tree

What do would-be liberal Democrats think when they read stuff like the last paragraph of that article:

"[Bush Sr.] also talked about his recent friendship with former President Clinton. He recalled a political cartoon showing his son, the president, opposing gay marriage and then walking into a room and finding his father on a sofa with Clinton's arm around him, prompting him to shout, "Dad! What are you doing?"

"(Clinton) cut it out of the paper and said, 'Don't you think we ought to cool it, George?"' Bush said."


Clinton is still the adult child of an abusive alcoholic Daddy--looking for paternal approval. The stories of him buddying around with Daddy Bush make me wanna blow chunks. Grow up, Billy-boy.

This is just my

This is just my interpretation, but I hope that looks like unimaginable, extreme guilt and despair for all the immense crimes he's committed and has involved his sons in. And if it is I wonder why he didn’t reflect on all this sooner, but of course his father was also a scumbag and a Nazi financier, so it's not even Senior’s fault, even he was born into crime, all be it silver spooned crime.

He's crying because Jeb will never be president and

they will all be fleeing to Paraguay soon.

He just got the most recent private poll numbers on how many Americans know Cheney/Bush did 9/11.

We're winning Truthers!

Keep pushing every day.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Be well.

Open to inside job

(Conspiracy is forever easier to see than to find, but that does not obviate the need to seek thoroughly the whole truth about 9/11, and that has yet to be done.)

Involving the Bush Administration in the execution of 9/11, or even accommodating their informed inaction, is almost too appalling to contemplate. But if they needed a reason to proceed with their planned invasions, they could not have been handed a more fortuitous and spectacular excuse.

1. "Almost" too appaling to contemplate.

2. Need real investigation.

3. Seems to fortuitous and spectacular to be true.

Someone finally "gets it"

and about f__king time too.

That was an excellent article. People are uniting under the common front of the American Constitution.

We need to keep pushing, but the release of the new Pentagon tape showing *nothing* new, and more and more favorable articles, will put it to the new Congress to investigate.

We also need to keep the pressure up, letter writing! Don't forget Henry Waxman:

Waxman's contact information is:

In Washington, D.C.:

2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-3976 (phone)
(202) 225-4099 (fax)

In Los Angeles:

8436 West Third Street, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 651-1040 (phone)
(818) 878-7400 (phone)
(310) 652-3095 (phone)
(323) 655-0502 (fax)

New Emergency Management Center.

WTC 7 gets a mention in the M$M.

The new center features a command desk where police, fire and other operations are monitored and coordinated, a 15-foot video wall, and work stations that would enable city, state and federal officials to work together during a crisis. It also has backup generators and enough food and water to last several days.

Hours after the Trade Center towers fell, a nearby 47-story building that was hit by flaming debris also collapsed, destroying the emergency command center that was commonly referred to as "the bunker" even though it was on the 23rd floor.


Someone please write about this on DailyKos. I didn't find this there.

Hey Vesa,

be sure to check out ALW's "Ballad of 911blogger" thread.


Hopefully will soon jump on board with 9/11 truth. Thus far they've been completely silent about it, neither confirming nor denying their opinion on the matter. It's time 9/11 truthers begin holding the gatekeeping alternative media even MORE accountable than their mainstream/corporate "counter"parts.


Thanks casseia

I just did!

Bushie has said We are addicted to oil

Another lie..Bushie is addicted to criminal activity..We are not addicted to oil...(We don't have any mass marketed alternative fuels out there) We want the truth..We are sick and tired of being lied to..and having the pack of lying,debunking attempts bullshit put forth by the complicit MSM into our living rooms every day and spewed forth by the likes of Sean Hannity, Bill O' Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and so on, while most Left Gatekeepers continue to bury their sorry ass heads in the sand.
The Democrats got a majority in the most significant branch of the government by the way of people who want the truth, and now they are pulling back? That in itself indicates who they are listening to.
There has to be a way for this movement to be heard in the MSM...Congress is getting snowballed by LOTS of letters I have sent...They had been answering...but not recently.
By the way, LEH, Good article!

The answer...

To your prayers.

But how do you get a celebrity to talk?

I think it would have to be a group of celebrities making a statement as opposed to one. Remember what the media did to Charlie Sheen?

"I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public."

Sally Regenhard - 9/11 Family Member

Agreed Jon..But who else has spoken significantly about 9/11?

Charlie Sheen is only one that stands out in My mind that I can recall. Dustin Hoffman only briefly , and I believe Bruce Willis made some comments some time ago that rankled some like Michelle Malkin.


Truth be told, Dustin didn't go "all the way" by any stretch of the imagination, and I think Willis denied it?

To my knowledge, the people who possibly question 9/11 that might be able to get the television to speak are:

Penny Marshall
Harry Belafonte
Richard Dreyfuss
Dustin Hoffman
Janeane Garafolo
Ed Asner

And maybe some others I don't remember...

"I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public."

Sally Regenhard - 9/11 Family Member

Writer-Director Richard Linklater of A Scanner Darkly

Has said Willis has had a "paradigm shift" toward the official government story of 9/11. But that isn't directly from the horses mouth (Willis').
It certainly is possible BW is undergoing a change of heart since I do remember him being a hardline conservatist and offering money as a bounty to get the Al-Queda leaders captured. Linklater has been giving Willis on set some DVDs of 9/11 truth videos that has , according to Linklater, put Willis into a headspin. Good for Linklater, even better for 9/11 truth movement if the videos change BW's perspective on what really happened. He would be a Bulldog if he spoke out against the government story.

Either way...

Possibly, perhaps, maybe saying something is different than reciting a prepared statement.

"I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public."

Sally Regenhard - 9/11 Family Member

Belafonte called Bush the greatest terrorist in the world

He certainly is right ,partially. He needs to add the rest of those sonsabitchin' Neocon criminals to the list.

Ed Begley, Jr.

Ed Begley, Jr. has also been a very visible activist at 9/11 Truth events

The surreal omission of Israel's role in 911

You will never in a million years see James Petras' articles at Commondreams. When the Mearsheimer Walt paper came out they had a headline about it, but that was about it, and it was quickly off the radar screen. I'm not saying there is no value to this article but it is either consciously or unconsciously a piece of damage control which deflects attention from the Neocons are a criminal gang that run the United States to the "911 was an inside job" of the Alex Jones who won't interview anyone who criticizes Israel in any substantive way non-movement.

directing efforts towards cultural leaders

I would just like to add my support for all efforts towards applying information and pressure to our cultural leaders. I have been working on a list of celebrities I intend to inundate with information. We should be dedicating teams of people to certain celebrities like Oprah, and Bono, and Bill Maher. Just one of these people could reach millions. Probably more with Oprah. And what reason would she have not to speak out? The "trance" the American People are in right now has placed a dissproportionate value and authority in celebrity figures, so it seem to me we should capitalize on that. I'm new to this. What does Jon Stewart have to say?
Some other ideas I had:
1) who did the Cigarette truth adds? Would they help?
2) remember that list of nobel prize winners and leading scientists that signed the statement denouncing the administration's anti-scientific policies? Could we possibly get them to sign onto a 9/11 truth petition? Aren't these the smartest people around?.. seems it would be easy to convince them.
3) i've got a number of other ideas as well. how exactly is the movement organized on a national level? I just left my job to help with this and I'm ready to get some real results. Great work all you on this board, let's keep it up.

Bill Maher has been unfairly

Bill Maher has been unfairly critical of the 9/11 truth movement, only offering up slanderous putdowns without any real analysis. Oprah's staff has stated that they refuse to give any coverage to 9/11 truth. Bono is a pawn of the NWO.

Janeane Garofalo has spoken out briefly on 9/11 truth on her former radio program "The Majority Report" then shortly after was "let go" from Air America. I've heard nothing but silence from her since.

While we can hope to gain support from celebrities, we have to act as if we are on our own, which we basically are.


What if the Jersey Girls were to camp outside Oprah's house until she watched 9/11 mysteries and Press For Truth? Seems to me we should be not be deterred by her staff.. our cultural leaders need to step up or our political leaders will never have the backbone for a proper investigation, IMHO.

I wonder why

the article never said a thing about the Iran-Contra affair when it mentioned our original support of Saddam. The duplicitous nature of our involvement in both sides of that war is a telltale mainstream reminder of what our country's republican leadership has been involved with in the recent past. Linking current Bush administration officials to indicted and convicted felons from a known conspiracy would seem like an easy way to show that these guys are not only capable of condoning operations like 9/11, but that many of them have been directly involved with basically treasonous operations conducted in much the same manner within the recent past. I just think that a little mention of Iran-Contra every now and then is a good way to expose the known shadowy criminal backgrounds most of those guys have.

Yeah, they just recycle all those Iran/Contra criminals....

...a generation later....Negroponte, Abrams, Gates...The Iran/Contra CONSPIRACY (they prefer it be called a "Scandal", lest the general public become aware that actual government conspiracies exist) is an archetypal example of the Shadow Government at work.

911 and Counterpunch

1. Those people mentioned in previous emails, esp., Jon Steward, Bill Maher, are Jewish Supremacists who will never criticize Izrayhell let alone open the door to 911 truth. Both Stewart and Maher were on Larry King Live denouncing Christian fundamentalists, properly, without one squeak about Zionism or the Neocons (Stewart must be on the pay roll of Richard Perle). See Eric Hufshmid's site and the video Masquerade, very revealing.

The main aricle in this thread has appeared at Counterpunch as well, I guess old Alex the proud man is opening the door after all, being shown to be such a charalatan on the matter thus far.

Sorry dude, It's a common

Sorry dude,

It's a common mistake, but Maher was reared as a Catholic. He is now an atheist.

And although it sometimes pains them, the majority of Jews here (and a greater majority in Israel) disagree strongly with Israel's militant foreign policy. This can't be overstated when talking about Jews and Israel.

WTF is a Jewish Supremacist? Isn't the inherent difficulty in all religions that they are "right" and others are "wrong," thereby creating feelings of supremacy all round?

I've met an awful lot of insufferably militant Christians, bub. (And I say, when they get raptured right up out of their clothes, some of us lapsed Episcopalians are going to have an awesome rummage sale ; -) )

Good article but...

I thought this was a very good article. But a few red lights went on when reading this because I think like a conservative. Nevertheless, I can see where it might be something that could begin to “educate” some left wing gatekeepers. I particularly liked the article because it gave good clear documented facts in good chronological order and perspective.

“Since World War II and the birth of the United Nations, however, the world has been seeking to surpass imperialism, struggling to settle international difficulties peaceably—and here was an open, sad, and radical rebuff.”

Dachsie says --The United Nations is the enforcer of the one world death and slavery system. It was created by billionaire globalists, many of whom were practicing Communists. The United Nations has nothing to do with stopping mperialism. It is imperialism with a capital I, wanting the whole world as its empire. The United Nations is a chocolate coated excrement sandwich. Take a look at the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights – Number 29. You have whatever freedoms the rulers say you have.

“Dozens of oil companies around the world—the “foreign suitors,” for example—can supply us with Iraqi oil or Caspian Basin gas, and would be pleased to do so. There is no reason not to rely on them: we are buying more and more Toyotas and Volvos, and fewer Chevrolets and Fords, with no apparent damage to our national security. Why not do the same with gasoline, diesel, and LNG, and avoid armed conflict?”

Dachsie says --- “no apparent damage to our national security” ? ! Our company owners have set up and sold out Americans to their internationalist dream of a one world government and a one world religion. They have gradually destroyed America from within. They are disappearing the American middle class and turning us into a third world hell hole. They are deliberately fomenting chaos, especially between those who believe our borders and immigration laws should be honestly and fully enforced and crooked American employers of illegals ought to be imprisoned for long periods of time and pay huge fines and damages.

“The PNAC once more advocated pre-emptive war, i.e., premeditated war, something unprecedented in the U.S. history, but it realized what a radical departure that would represent. Moving to such a mindset would be long and difficult, in the absence of “some catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor.”

Dachsie says – What “radical departure” ?! What “moving to such a mindset” ?!

Our “leaders” have been setting us up in to contrived wars via false flag events since at least the Spanish American war. I do not see a radical difference between their Zelikow-created “pre-emptive” Satanic wars philosophy and our deliberately provoked events to get us in to wars on false pretexts. Pre-emptive philosophy involves just as many big lies and even false flags attacks as does our traditional false flag terrorism policy.

Forget about human life. Forget about national sovereignty. (In fact, this article even implies all nationalism is the bad kind of 1930s NAZI Germans, rather than the nationalism of true American Patriots who value national sovereignty and the U.S. Constitution.

The rulers of this world and the USA have a centuries old dream of a one world death and slavery system. This is what I call the brotherhood of darkness. Isn't Satan brilliant?

Blessings from Dachsie in Austin.