9/11 Chronicles: Broeckers Breaks Through Media 9/11 Blitz

Thanks to Parrotfish for sending this in:


By Bill Hare
01/21/2007 02:37:33 PM EST
During the struggles of America's infancy it was Paul Revere who rode down the streets of Boston issuing a warning. Now German journalist Mathias Broeckers has issued a fateful warning that if America is to survive it better collectively awaken fast.

Mathias Broeckers has written a compelling work questioning the mainstream media account of 9/11 that has been trumpeted by the incumbent Republican Administration. It has risen to bestseller status in his native Germany.

"Conspiracies, Conspiracy Theories, and the Secrets of 9/11" provides the insights of a German observing what happened across the Atlantic that fateful day with an enhanced perspective.

This perspective gives Broeckers advantages in analyzing the events of that fateful day and the many ramifications resulting from them. His German roots provide an important perspective that he shares with his readers.

Broeckers relates that what initially triggered his interest and resulting skepticism was not any particular event. As in so many instances with keen observers, in Broeckers' case, from his perspective of a veteran journalist, rather than being moved by a particular event the catalyst leading to investigation and analysis stemmed from not feeling right.

As Edward G. Robinson, playing a shrewd insurance claims adjuster in a classic film directed by a famous German, Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity, stated, a "little man" was gnawing inside him, the feeling that surfaced when something was amiss.

Journalists possess the same instincts as claims adjusters and Broeckers writes early in the book about the visceral gnawing that disturbed him about the official account being disseminated through the mainstream media about 9/11.

What makes Broeckers' work so unique is that it is presented in diary form. He explains that his work initially appeared on the German website telepolis.

The reader therefore observes the author's mind at work at various stages of analysis, from his initial gnawing of intellectual discomfort to the conclusions he draws at the end of the work as he stresses the necessity for ongoing investigation of an ongoing tragedy begging for some kind of ultimate resolution.

As a German author with a keen historical background, when Broeckers concluded that the 9/11 account being articulated by George W. Bush and other leading Administration figures is the mother of all propaganda snow jobs, he compares what is happening gravely to the propaganda stream of the Joseph Goebbel network in thirties' Germany under Adolf Hitler.

Hermann Goring, one of the leading figures of the Third Reich, asserted that it was easy to instill war fervor in a nation. Initially the masses are warned about an implacable foe intent on destroying the homeland. Once the urgency is drummed home with incessant repetition dissent is denounced as unpatriotic and providing aid to the enemy.

Broeckers then propels forward to the present and the Bush government's campaign to rally America in the wake of the 9/11 tragedies. He focuses on Bush's statement, made under color of jest, in 2000 shortly before assuming power.

Bush commented then that it would be easier to govern in a dictatorship, "just as long as I'm the dictator." Broeckers sees a terrifying parallel between the Goebbels Third Reich network's incessant references to Germany as a great nation and how traitors within the nation's midst were seeking to bring it down internally.

Bush uses the same "giving aid and comfort to the enemy" argument when, in the wake of 9/11, he posed the argument that on the war on terror "you are either with us or against us." As in the case of Nazi Germany, an either-or dualism reigned.

In Bush America any opposition to curtailing freedom through the so-called Patriot Act or opposing an invasion of Iraq was denounced as unpatriotic and involved "giving aid and comfort to terrorists." The only legitimate and acceptable way to fight terrorism was to support the Bush Administration with its incessant peroration: "We are at war!"

Broeckers begins the book by challenging the roots of the Bush Administration's propaganda campaign of listening, following and asking no questions, all under the aegis of fighting the war on terror. He criticizes Bush propagandists for contending that to question the Administration's and mainstream media's account of 9/11 is to be part of a senseless and destructive "conspiracy theory."

The author astutely turns the argument around on Bush and fellow propagandists.

Broeckers alleges that to accept the instant analysis, instant proclamation of guilt against one well known terrorist, and a former CIA asset at that, Osama bin Laden, living in the Tora Bora cave complex along with a team of poorly skilled pilots and box cutter weapons wielders orchestrated the destruction of the World Trade Center embodies the most absurdist of unfounded conspiracy theories.

As a well-educated German with knowledge of history, Broeckers was painfully aware of the Hitler tactic of burning down the Reichstag and blaming it on Communist revolutionaries as a major strategy tactic in marshalling the German populace to rally behind the Third Reich as it sought "justice" for the Fatherland.

Broeckers parallels that tragic point in history to the rush to judgment in the wake of 9/11. He notes how quickly the alleged "perpetrators" were discovered and how repetitiously their names were repeated on television.

Broeckers sees a parallel between the response to 9/11 and instant establishing of guilt alongside the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as networks reiterated that Lee Harvey Oswald was the guilty party and that he acted alone.

An interesting point Broeckers makes in his book concerns a Dan Rather CBS News interview with Tom Kenney of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in which the FEMA administrator made the odd remark, "We're currently one of the first teams that were deployed to support the city of New York for this disaster. We arrived on late Monday night (September 10), and went into action on Tuesday morning."

Another point of major interest made by Broeckers involves heavy military activity between September 1 and 10, just prior to the 9/11 tragedies. Broeckers writes:

"In an exercise dubbed Operation `Swift Sword' and planned for four years, 23,000 British troops are redeployed to Oman. At the same time, two U.S. carrier battle groups arrive off the coast of Pakistan, and another 17,000 US troops join the 23,000 NATO troops assembled in Egypt for Operation `Bright Star.' All of these forces are in place before the first plane hits the WTC towers."

Broeckers frequently makes an essential point concerning which Americans should pay heed. He notes that the Internet provides the opportunity for an informational convergence and a breakthrough from the stranglehold of the mighty corporate media influence.

He recommends a twofold strategy of 1) question and 2) engage in diligent research, putting into practice the rules he admirably followed in achieving such an astute and thought provoking work at a time when such investigation and analysis are so vitally needed.

speaking of media.......

Rep. believes Democratic media reform bill may prevent possible 'fascist' takeover of US media

Miriam Raftery
Raw Story
Monday, January 22, 2007

Rep. Hinchey: New bill would break up media monopolies and restore fairness doctrine

Warns media reform critical to prevent 'end of democratic republic'

Concerns about monopolies and fears of a possible "fascist" takeover of the US media have prompted a Democratic congressman to push to restore the Fairness Doctrine, RAW STORY has learned.

"Media reform is the most important issue confronting our democratic republic and the people of our country," Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) said at the Free Press National Media Reform Conference held in Memphis, Tennessee last weekend. "This is a critical moment in history that may determine the future of our country…maybe forever."

Hinchey told RAW STORY he plans to reintroduce the Media Ownership Reform Act (MORA) that would break up media monopolies and restore the Fairness Doctrine, which was eliminated by the Federal Communications Commission under the Reagan administration.

MORA would restore the Fairness Doctrine, reinstate a national cap on ownership of radio stations, lower the number of radio stations that one company can own in a local market, and reinstate the 25 percent national cap on television ownership, among other restrictions. The bill’s no-grandfathering provision would compel media conglomerates to divest to comply with new ownership limitations.

MORA would also require public interest reports from broadcasters and require more independently produced programming on TV. In addition, it establishes new public interest obligations to assure that broadcasters meet the needs of local communities and requires increased, sustained public input and outreach to give the people a voice in programming.

Media 'con job'
Hinchey faults the mainstream media for failing to tell Americans the truth about “an administration in Washington that has falsified information to people about weapons of mass destruction in order to justify an illegal and unjustified attack perpetrated on Iraq. How was it that Congress voted to give the President that authority? And how was it that so many people just bought into it when Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks on the World Trade Center and whatever weapons they had were given to them by the Reagan administration?”

Hinchey believes the takeover of the U.S. media has been carefully calculated by the “political right wing,” starting with the abolition in 1987 of the Fairness Doctrine, which was originally adopted in 1949 in reaction to the rise of global fascism prior to World War II.

“Fascist government dominated discussions in Europe. They could now broadcast all over and control all information going out. That’s how they took over governments in Spain and Italy,” Hinchey recalled. “The U.S. said the airways should be owned by everyone.”

Asked whether the Congressman believes there is now an attempt at a fascist takeover of the U.S., a Hinchey staffer noted that Rep. Hinchey’s legislation arose from his concern about increasing concentration of media ownership into the hands of a few individuals and corporations. “Whether or not there is a purpose that includes fascism, we could wind up in a fascist situation if corporations end up controlling information without the government providing some balancing mechanism, such as the Fairness Doctrine,” said the staffer, who spoke on background only and did not wish to be named. “He would also say that the FCC’s recent efforts to weaken media ownership rules in order to enable corporations to own more and more outlets plays into that as well.”

The need for media reform is crucial, Hinchey stressed, citing the President’s escalation of the Iraq War and “jacking up” a “need to attack Iran and Syria.” He also expressed concerns over the elimination of habeus corpus and the President’s recent signing statement declaring a right to open citizens’ mail. “He is violating the Constitution and the law,” Hinchey said. “If you can control the media, you control ideas and actions of the people.”

Hinchey added, “There is a definite role for the public. The American people have got to understand how important this is. Five corporations control ninety percent of radio and TV. They are trying to change the rules of access to let them control the newspapers as well.”


PLEASE people, add this to your 9/11 activism. we must take the media back before its too late.

Thanks for the note

Chris: this is an important issue. Decent media would have prevented much of what we are looking at today. The parent piece, on Broeker's work, shows what the risks are, doesn't it?

absolutely. Reagan started

absolutely. Reagan started the murder of our media but Clinton signed off on the death warrant with the telecommunications act. that was the single most damaging thing Clinton did to this country.

Ping Pong

The ball goes back and forth but both sides are doing their part to smack us around

Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Yes Chris!!!

You hit the nail on the head with that one my friend. Many people are not even aware of what the Telecom Act of 1996 did to media in this country.

It eviscerated the radio industry. It has allowed companies like Clear Channel and Radio One to destroy what used to be a great medium (radio). Ever wonder why all the stations across the country sound essentially the same? Blame the corporatization of the radio industry. Blame the Telcom Act of 1996. Blame Clinton.

It was done because it was supposed to be "good for business". Take a look at the trend of any major companies radio stock to see how well that turned out. Clear Channel is so sick of getting kicked around on wall street that it's now going private. Clear Channel owns the Rush Limbaugh show.

Now that Clear Channel is going private, they have nobody to answer to. No shareholders. Not even the FCC. They hold too much political power over the airwaves (i.e., Limbaugh) for anybody in government to take a strong stance. It would be polical suicide. It's outrageous!

I will never forgive Clinton for this. It's the single thing about his Presidency that I am most outraged about!

great Chris' think alike,haha.

"I will never forgive Clinton for this. It's the single thing about his Presidency that I am most outraged about!"

i couldnt agree more with that statement. and the funny thing is, most people didnt even seem to notice at the time. thats how he(and congress of course) got away with it. people just didnt realize how damaging it was until it was too late.

Another example of a media company "gone wild".

Entercom is another major "conglomerate" that is actively KILLING the radio industry.

Don't take my word for it. Please read the following letter sent by the attorney for the family of the lady who recently died in the "water intoxication" stunt pulled by KDND in Sacremento.

No doubt, Entercom will be sued for millions, but what is taking the FCC so long to get involved? What the hell is the FCC scared of?

This is BIG!

I was going to BLOG this last night, but I think I may have twisted something doing the "Superbowl Shuffle".

Anyway, here's more on Broeckers book Conspiracies, Conspiracy Theories and the Secrets of September 11.

The parrellels this guy draws between the Third Reich and the Bush Administration are particularly noteworthy. Especially considering the little known history and other hidden secrets of the Bush family.

Bröckers is the german Hemp Prophet

Mathias Broeckers  Hemp prophet mihop book author
"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies,
putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked,
and. every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities,
and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them;
and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just,
and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."

Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, 1916, Ch.9

Here are the footnotes to his book:

He wrote TWO books, the first one possibly was the FIRST MIHOP BOOK ever. The second book he wrote together with another guy:

Andreas Hauß co author of 9/11 MIHOP book

The second Book isn't much better:
Mathias Bröckers und Andreas Hauß Bröckers/Hauß: "Fakten, Fälschungen und die unterdrückten Beweise des 11.9." (Facts, Fakes and supressed Evidence of 9/11)

I asked my german boyfriend and he says Broecker's writing style is bad. Both books are a protracted woffle with lots of speculation and bad questions and mostly wrong answers. He is a dope-smoker and also known as the HEMP PROPHET in Germany...

Both books are published by a SURPLUS BOOKS TRADER.

However, credit to his lungs for getting the FIRST EVER MIHOP book into print... Mathias and Andreas! come to 911blogger and tell us what happened since you wrote the book! US americans are very forgiving to Germans, because our nation has, by now, killed almost as many people than your elected Chancellor Hitler ever did. Also, you are help paying for our luxury goods and military adventures

Here are the footnotes to his book: