The American Enterprise Institute Attacks 9/11 Truth

Wishful Theorists

Fred Thompson


By Fred Thompson
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2007

So they're going to dig up Harry Houdini. They want to see if he was poisoned by a powerful league of spiritualists for exposing their phony séances. The doctor who'll examine the remains also exhumed Jesse James's coffin a few years ago--to see if the outlaw outwitted authorities by having another man buried in his place.

People love a good conspiracy theory, which may be one of the reasons that actor Charlie Sheen is going to narrate a documentary about how the World Trade Towers were brought down by the U.S. government. About the same time, Rosie O'Donnell added her credibility to the project.

It was an interesting coincidence that their announcements hit the news just as the military released Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's confession regarding his role in planning the 9/11 attacks--and a lot more. Of course, we didn't really need his confession, because his career has been so well documented.

But sure enough, the terrorist's admissions instantly drew sneers, and not just from the tin-foil hat crowd. Well-placed people acted like Mohammed's smug confessions meant nothing.

A lot of people have at least a little in common with Sheen and O'Donnell. They just don't like to think about how much our enemies actually hate us. It's easier to escape down a rabbit hole to a land where our own government is tricking us into thinking the world is a dangerous place.

This would be the same government that can't even keep our most secret surveillance programs out of the newspapers.

And by the way, in Jesse James's coffin--Jesse James.

Scholars & Fellows of the

Scholars & Fellows of the AEI (American Enterprise Institute)

Lynne V. Cheney : Wife of "Vice"-president Dick "go fuck yourself" Cheney
John Yoo : there is no law that could prevent the President from ordering the torture of a child of a suspect in custody – including by crushing that child’s testicles.
John R. Bolton : The guy that not even Congress would aprove as US ambasador to the UN
Newt Gingrich : known jester
Michael Novak : introduced Donald Rumsfeld to Bernard Lonergan's categories of the "known, known unknown and unknown unknown."
Richard Perle : member of Project for the New American Century. Also produced absurdly exagerated estimates of Soviet military capabilities during the Reagan-"presidency"
Ayaan Hirsi Ali : Somalia-born former member of the Dutch parliament . Lied on her aplication
for political asylum in the Netherlands and was forced to leave the Parliament (and the country) after instigating racial and religious hatred with the assistance of murdered film-maker Theo Van Gogh (yes, related to the painter)

Heres the rest of the "Scholars & Fellows"
at AEI, the neo-con propaganda thinktank :

Gerard Alexander
Joseph Antos
Leon Aron
Claude Barfield
Roger Bate
Walter Berns
Douglas J. Besharov
Edward Blum
Dan Blumenthal
Karlyn Bowman
John E. Calfee
Charles W. Calomiris
Steven J. Davis
Mauro De Lorenzo
Veronique de Rugy
Christopher DeMuth
Thomas Donnelly
Nicholas Eberstadt
Mark Falcoff
John C. Fortier
Ted Frank
David Frum
David Gelernter
Reuel Marc Gerecht
James K. Glassman
Jack Landman Goldsmith
Robert A. Goldwin
Kenneth P. Green
Michael S. Greve
Christopher Griffin
Robert W. Hahn
Kevin A. Hassett
Steven F. Hayward
Robert B. Helms
Frederick M. Hess
R. Glenn Hubbard
Frederick W. Kagan
Leon R. Kass, M.D.
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick (1926-2006)
Herbert G. Klein
Marvin H. Kosters
Irving Kristol
Desmond Lachman
Michael A. Ledeen
Adam Lerrick
Philip I. Levy
James R. Lilley
Lawrence B. Lindsey
John H. Makin
N. Gregory Mankiw
Aparna Mathur
Mark B. McClellan, M.D.
Allan H. Meltzer
Thomas P. Miller
Joshua Muravchik
Charles Murray
Roger F. Noriega
Norman J. Ornstein
Danielle Pletka
Alex J. Pollock
Sarath Rajapatirana
Michael Rubin
Gary J. Schmitt
Joel Schwartz
Daniel Shaviro
Kent Smetters
Christina Hoff Sommers
Samuel Thernstrom
Bill Thomas
Fred Thompson
Alan D. Viard
Mario Villarreal
Peter J. Wallison
Ben J. Wattenberg

They are...

The grandaddy of the "think-tanks" in Washington D.C. They were the PNAC essentially 54 years before the PNAC was a twinkle in Bill Kristol's eye.

"So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies."

Richard Cheney - Chief Executive Of Halliburton

how many....

...ropes is that then? Lets see, 1,2,3... oh wait, rope is reusable.


Physics/Science/Mathematics do not lie, only people do.
9/11 was an INSIDE JOB

I'll put them on my list

How do you think we should line them up at the gallows?


Reverse Alphabetical?

Order of importance?

Ladies first?

Age before Beauty?

EEnie Meanie Minee?

Spin the wheel?

Bros before Hoes?

Skull-n-Bones, CFR, MSM, Masons, .....?

This could take some time

Some people ask how many it would have taken to pull this off..... the numbers just seem to keep rising..... the guilty just keep amassing
Together in Truth!

Why do the Republicans love....

Cheerleaders (Bush, TX Gov. Perry, TX Sen. Hutchinson) or Actors (Reagan, Schwarzenegger, Thompson) so much, and install them as figureheads?

Is it because they make such great puppets? That is, lie for others convincingly?

BS showing signs of overuse

canard showing its age: conspiracy theorists just can't deal with the fact that our enemies really want to kill us so they invent a fantasy world where things are more clear cut.

reality: this is a classic tactic of projecting your own flaws onto your enemies. it is the people who need to be assured that their enemies are swarthy foreigners who choose to live in the pre-fab fantasy world served up by the mainstream media and shit tanks like AEI. they are comforted to know that despite all their insecurities over money, love, etc. they can at least count on the nanny state to protect them. it's these people who have never outgrown their need for parental approval and who therefore cannot bring themselves to think for themselves, preferring to live on a "need to know" basis. Without someone providing them with a meta-narrative for their shallow lives they would be at a loss to discern on their own the meaning and purpose of their lives. They are literally addicted to the false and oddly comforting world of fast food, American Idol, bogus terror threats, and false heroics a la Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman.

So Mr. Thompson, you're right--I'd rather not waste time thinking about how much you must hate humanity to be able to do what you do. I would much rather hold you accountable, lock you up, and forget you exist.


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


If America

..........Loves a good conspiracy the why not put this on prime time? Hear that NBC,CBS,and ABC?
I would suggest a weekend event hosted by Dr. Ray Griffin.We can show 9/11 Mysteries,9/11 press for truth,and last of all we can show the over one hundred questions that have failed to be answered.
Think of the ratings!.......Hell we can even make it a mini series.
Yeah I thought so! ..........Pussy's!


And have a debate between Mr. Fred "i'm a crappy actor but I wanna be a president'" Thompson and Dr "just give us the Truth," David Ray Griffin.
Just think Freddie boy, If you could prove these Truth Seekers wrong, you would be an all American hero. Of course on the other hand........
Yer right Wisdom. He's too much of a pussy. Can only call names, can't defend his position.
So sad.
Awareness+ activism+ rebellion= New Paradigm.

from the link Jon gave...

There may be other gems from Thompson.,pubID.25856/pub_detail.asp

Editor's note: Click here to listen to the original radio commentary this transcript is based on.

The true threat to liberty comes not from terrorists but from our political leaders whose natural inclination is to seize upon any excuse to diminish them.
~~ Walter Williams, Nightly Business Report, September 2001

That does it

They found Jesse James in Jesse James' grave! OK, that proves it. All this conspiracy crap is non-sense. Screw you guys. I going home. 8^)
“it is possible to fool all the people all the time—when government and press cooperate.” George Seldes - "legendary investigative reporter"

So, David Frum, what's the answer in Iraq?

Bush's former speechwriter, David Frum, is on this list.

Worth a watch. Found this at crooksandliars:

On Real Time last night, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin asked prominent neoconservative David Frum a straightforward question that he had a hard time answering coherently: "What is the answer in Iraq?"

Update: John Amato: A close friend of David's told me that he had to talk him off the cliff after he had visited Iraq and watched the horror that he helped create…

It's important to note who David Frum is and the responsibility he bears for creating the problem he now has no idea how to solve. Frum, who was President Bush's former speechwriter, is a resident fellow of the radical neoconservative American Enterprise Institute that has cheered on from the beginning (and continues to cheer on) not only America's involvement in Iraq, but also military intervention in Iran and Syria. His 2005 book The Right Man: An Inside Account of the Bush White House sycophantically gushes over the leadership qualities of George Bush, and his latest screed, An End to Evil, co-written with fellow neoconservative Richard Perle, defends the Iraq War and advocates a hard military line against Iran and Syria. David Frum and his neoconservative comrades bear as much responsibility for this war as anyone else. His nonsensical, stuttering answer to how we solve the problem he helped create is revealing and downright infuriating.
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The true threat to liberty comes not from terrorists but from our political leaders whose natural inclination is to seize upon any excuse to diminish them.
~~ Walter Williams, Nightly Business Report, September 2001

Bush is the right man...

he's the perfect mix of moron and soulless psycopath to allow the destruction of this republic, and most likely the entire world. Good job.

Physics/Science/Mathematics do not lie, only people do.
9/11 was an INSIDE JOB

this moron is likely running

this moron is likely running for president.

I think it speaks to their collective fear

that someone as "distinguished" as an AEI "fellow" would waste his time attacking Charlie Sheen and Rosie O'Donnell. Apparently, the Institute isn't giving him enough homework.

So they're going to dig up Houdini, fred?

to see if he was poisoned by a powerful league of spiritualists? At least that doesn't sound as outlandish as 19 hijackers flying planes into buildings, and mobilizing almost half the U.S. and British military to go looking for a few cave dwellers.
"This would be the same government that can't even keep our most secret surveillance programs out of the newspapers".
Yes Fred, this would be the same government that has been surveilling us for, Fred..meaning "us citizens". Yes, Fred is it such a rabbit hole when it's called the Patriot Act? Is it such a rabbit hole when it's called the Military Commissions Act. Is it such a stretch to believe that while the government advocates torture as a policy, has prisons
constructed around the world to conduct the torture, detains people with no reason except they look like terrorists, that we could be hated for something else?
Like what are the end results of holding on to an empire and supporting a nation that is the real troublemaker in the middle east...Israel? Get a clue, Fred

The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles.

Willful Ignorance

Willful Ignorance rears its ugly head once again.

At least it's not a purposeful hit piece. (more likely than not)

He's just obviously not educated, informed and aware of and about the subject, is talking out of his ass, and spouting the status quo anti-conspiracy theory crap that we have all come to know and love. (well, it is a bit of a love-hate relationship)

At this point: *yawn*

Senior 9/11 Bureau Chief Correspondent