Tikkun - A Jewish Magazine, an Interfaith Movement & 9/11 Skepticism

Maybe you blinked and missed it, but this past week Rabbi Michael Lerner's Tikkun magazine published a long article by David Ray Griffin called The American Empire and 9/11;

Editor’s Note: Because we at Tikkun are aware of extensive arguments that have appeared elsewhere against the perspective presented by the author of this piece, we debated long and hard about whether to present David Ray Griffin's argument here. We decided it was still important, given that if his view is true, the position he articulates would provide adequate grounds for impeachment of the president, grounds far more substantive than those that formed the basis of the impeachment by a Republican dominated Congress of President Bill Clinton. You are invited to give your responses to this piece.

Tikkun is read by a mixed audience, with a decent circulation;

...Tikkun is a bimonthly progressive Jewish critique of politics and society, read by Jews and non-Jews alike for our blend of spirituality and cutting-edge analysis of current events and culture... Tikkun has a circulation base of 24,000, an audience of 75,000, and a sell-through rate on the newsstand of 40 percent. Tikkun is distributed nationally and internationally...

With an average age of 40, Tikkun readers are highly-educated, influential, affluent professionals loyal to Tikkun—they share Tikkun with their friends, online and off, and save back issues... Book buyers and websurfers, Tikkun readers care deeply about progessive causes...

This is exceptionally good news. Intelligent progressives with an open mind are going to read Griffin's cogent rational essay, and they are going to think. Many of these people probably don't normally come to websites like 911blogger.com or 911truth.org, and so a previously untapped batch of critically thinking individuals are going to see an alternative view of 9/11 that may be new to them, presented by a trusted source, Tikkun.

If you have a moment, write Tikkun and thank them for this exposure;


(This post inspired by everyone who submitted as a news item and blogged on it. It deserves more attention. -r.)

new article on BBC & WTC-7 in major German newspaper

Also check out today's article in the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung ("Frankfurt's General Newspaper", circulation: 400,000):

It's even on their front page! See http://www.faz.net/s/homepage.html

Of all German newspapers, the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung (or FAZ) has a relatively large international reach.

Unfortunately, it was just a shoddy hit piece

not even 3rd grade...more like 451st grade. And they of course censored the comments before disabling commenting altogether about half an hour after publishing...

This week is going to be a good one

We're going to see some more good coverage I'm sure of it.

March 5th - 9th

Damn Robert. I hope you are right. I know Vermont is supposedly voting on Tuesday the 6th and I could use the lift. Good to hear the optimism too.

Iran attack to stop the EURO -- yes!

Iran USA = Dollar-Euro war
In reality Iran is a big threat to the USA because of its capabilities to devalue the US dollar.
When Iran enables world-wide oli-trading done in EUROS, banks will not need to hold enormous US dollar reserves, and can sell it off. Currently the world lends the USA 2b dollars PER DAY to cover the trade deficit (check the CIA world factbook, look at the bottom of the list!)
Normally the USA has to shrink it's spending to third-world levels, but of course the US generals are prepared for mass murder ...

Read the latest news from the Iranian News Agency IRNA about the opening of the Iranian EURO OIl BOURSE:


Iran oil bourse to open soon
Sun, 25 Feb 2007 00:39:13

Iran's petroleum exchange will begin operation in the near future, said the secretary of the country's High Council for Free Trade and Industrial Zones on Saturday.

Oil bourse to be put up in Kish in near future: minister

Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Feb 13, IRNA

Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh Monday night in this southern island said that a stock market for trade in shares of oil companies will be established in Iran's southern of Kish in the near future.

Consider Japan & China in this equation

In March of 2006 the federal reserve ceased reporting how much money it was printing.


The country holding by far the most U.S. debt is Japan which held $644.2 billion at the end of August 2006. In recent years the People's Republic of China has also become a holder of over $1 trillion in total foreign reserves, of which about $339 billion are U.S. Treasury securities. Source: [3] [4]


What would happen to China and Japan's ecconomies if the US dollar fell?

Well, for starters the debt or currency they hold would be worh a whole lot less.

How would we/ the US' credit be affected?
How would we pay for all those Toyotas and cheap Chinese made goods we're so accustomed to?

Neither China nor Japan wants our ecconomy to have a drastic downturn in the short run, as their own ecconomies would suffer. Meanwhile the long game IS being played out... 1 BILLION Chinese labourers vs. 300 million US. 3x the potential productivity. Enough influence on US policy via financial interest to lobby congress for whatever they want.

Now consider the war in Iraq/Iran...
Its OUR insurance policy, and our only one at that... Our ACE to keep everyone "honest"... If we controll the oil, we control the ecconomic successes or failures of China and Japan.

So... China has a tough balancing act... do they allow us to control their destiny by helping us to gain control of most of the worl'd oil (undermining OPEC)? Or, do they help Iran, Iraq and Russia... to fight us just hard enough that we use up ALL of our credit. The same as we effectively did to the Soviet's visa vis the cold war & Afghanistan?

The Euro certainly plays into the picture... And its motivation for the US to attack Iran, but its not the end all, be all.


Mr. Anderson, I believe that what you are reporting on here has basic relevance to why the 9-11 events occurred -- why 'we' needed a false-flag attack on ourselves.

It is all so very structural that it becomes difficult to see a way out of this mess. Even if the real perpetrators (at the top) were brought to trail and to prison, and more, the structure would remain the same and so the same might happen again.

This is why it just can't be brought to light, within the current structure.

Your thoughts?

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Rabbi Lerner Agnostic on 9/11 Inside Job

Source: tikkun.org
Michael Lerner 3/1/2007

One could argue that there is room for both conversations, and there is. In fact, the kind of psychic trauma that would happen were the charges of intentional involvement in 9/11 by the president, vice president, other high office holders, or our security apparatus ever proved in a court of law would almost certainly open up political space for a serious discussion of the kinds of radical changes I’m suggesting, especially regarding our approach to foreign policy and homeland security. Indeed, people might be open to establishing much more forceful checks and balances on the imperial presidency, reaffirming and even strengthening civil liberties protections that have been undermined by the Patriot Act and other policies of the Bush administration, securing democratic forms by eliminating the electoral college and establishing instant-runoff voting and fully, publicly financed elections that forbid any direct or indirect contributions or support for campaigns or the parties that run them, establishing firm public control of electronic voting and strict public control over lobbying to ensure that money plays no role directly or indirectly in the process, and other measures to reclaim the democracy that has eroded since 9/11.

These are important changes that could be won if 9/11 lies are exposed, if in fact they were lies (about which I am agnostic).

Rabbi Michael Lerner is editor of Tikkun Magazine. He can be reached at RabbiLerner@tikkun.org .


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These are the people who strong-armed Congress NOT to investigate 9/11, who used every ruse to stop an investigation and to avoid testifying before the 9/11 commission. Why? Because, they said....


Searching for 9/11 answers - By Derek Gentile,
Berkshire Eagle Staff Monday, February 19

Part of group believes government planned attacks

STOCKBRIDGE — As much as "mainstream America" might
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BBC Hit Piece a Tissue of Lies, Bias and Emotional
Manipulation - prisonplanet.com

Outraged truth community demands answers from Guy
Smith, immediate retractions and apologies urged,
savage agenda driven yellow journalism an insult to
the truth

The BBC's Conspiracy Files documentary about 9/11 was a tissue of lies, bias and emotional manipulation from beginning to end. Producer Guy Smith should be ashamed of himself for inflicting this travesty of yellow
journalism upon the 9/11 truth movement and he is
assured to encounter a vociferous and outraged
response in its aftermath.

Separated into two categories below are a number of
questions intended to highlight Guy Smith's production
for what it was - a deliberate hit piece on the 9/11
truth movement structured around fallacy, lying by
omission and overwhelming bias. We invite Mr. Smith to respond to these questions and the hundreds of others that are already being asked by furious and informed community of people who were made sick to their stomachs by Smith's yellow journalism hatchet job.



Is the Military Our Last Hope?

By Paul Craig Roberts

Is the high command of the US military breaking ranks
with the Bush Regime?...

Perhaps America could regain its reputation if General
Pace would send a division of US Marines to arrest
Bush, Cheney, the entire civilian contingent in the
Pentagon, the neoconservative nazis, and the complicit
members of Congress and send them off to the Hague to
be tried for war crimes.



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Ghouliani in LA Monday

Edwards too, for fundraisers at private homes. Any other appearances?


also to meet with Schwarzenegger, Sheriff Baca on gang violence. googling now. Rudy biggest gangster of all.

Monterey Park

Sheriff's headquarters. 9:45 (12:45 ET, right?) followed by press event at 10:30? DETAILS SEE OPEN THREAD ABOVE

See Mark Rabinowitz's reply

See Mark Rabinowitz's reply to the Griffin article, posted on my blog.

Michael Morrissey

Another German article

Another German article in a major German newspaper (Süddeutsche Zeitung, "South-German Newspaper" (circulation: 450,000), 2 days ago): http://www.sueddeutsche.de/computer/artikel/207/104103/

And another German one

Also 2 days ago, in a major German news-magazine called "Focus" (total circulation: 750,000): http://www.focus.de/panorama/welt/11-september_nid_45644.html