Towers of Deception Wins Gold

Thanks to Ian Woods for sending this in...

The 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards results have been announced. There were 2,690 entries from 50 US states, eight Canadian provinces and 17 overseas countries, in 65 categories. “Current Events” is category 34.

34. Current Events
Gold: Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11, by Barrie Zwicker (New Society Publishers)
Silver: Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class, by Thom Hartmann (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)
Bronze: Free Speech 101: The Utah Valley Uproar over Michael Moore, by Joseph Vogel (WindRiver Publishing); One Nation Under Guns, by Arnold Grossman (Fulcrum Publishing); The Oil Depletion Protocol, by Richard Heinberg (New Society Publishers); The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, by David C. Korten (Kumarian Press); The War Against the Common Good, by D.W. Sid Olufs and David Feller Schuman (Chandler Sharp Publishers)

hell yeah. "The Central

hell yeah.

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA

Congratulations, Barrie!

Congratulations, Barrie! Well deserved -- it is a fantastic book. Whatever would we do without our true friends to the north?

Let's see if fellow medalist Thom Hartmann (who recently replaced Al Franken on Air America) has the stones to invite Barrie onto his show. In fact, I think I'll send him a wee note to suggest that he find some and do that very thing. ;-)

Towers of Deception is the best 9/11 truth book written so far,

IMO! It is fantastic for all truthers, newbies & advanced truthers alike! Zwicker's free DVD enclosed in every book is invaluable to get those skeptical of truth books to open their minds.

i agree, i love it. it

i agree, i love it. it doesnt exactly lay out all the evidence as well as a Griffin book does but it goes into so much more, the psychology of 9/11, the medias cowardice, the "alternative" medias silence,activist bios/history etc. it should be required reading for anyone involved in media. shame on them all! haha.

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA

Fabulous book

Well deserved recognition for a terrific book from one of first to speak out.
Congratulations, Barrie!

off topic fun:

Giuliani quote:
"We need things like the Patriot Act, we need things like electronic surveillance. It has to be legal, but we need it. We need things like interrogation techniques to get information from people. Legal again, but it has to be aggressive," Giuliani said. "These are the things that keep us safe in a world in which there are more than a few people organized around Islamic terrorists who want to harm us and kill us."

did you catch Hillary last

did you catch Hillary last night? she really is trying hard-

Clinton lobbed back at Edwards over his contention that the war on terror is little more than a "bumper sticker" slogan.

"I am a senator from New York. I have lived with the aftermath of 9/11, and I have seen firsthand the terrible damage that can be inflicted on our country by a small band of terrorists," she said.

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA


They are trying to own 9-11. It's disgusting.
If I had actually known someone that died during that day, I don't know how I could stomach these guys exploiting it.
I'd go insane.

Didn't watch the dem debate. Didn't have the nerves for it. It's bad enough that I'll watch the Rep debate tomorrow night to see Ron Paul's performance.
I should just wait for the youtube segments, but I can't help myself.

I'm curious how they'll try to set Paul up to guess is a loaded question about Israel. To make him seem anti-semitic.

CNN Sunday Late Edition

The obvious media bias against Ron Paul was very evident on CNN yesterday when Wolf Blitzer displayed a graphic of the popularity of the Republican Presidential Candidates. Ron Paul was NOT even listed yet they listed Tommy Thomson and Huckabee at 1% and Fred Thompson (who isn't even running yet) at 3%. Totally disgusting! As disgusting as Blitzer's divisive "black and white/yes or no" questions in last night's Democratic debate.

I HATE Wolf Blitzer! Just because Blitzer has low IQ and the inability to understand complex issues, that ;doesn't mean the other DEM candidates and viewing audience do also!

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" – Edward R. Murrow

BostonNow Covers Ron Paul Fairly

I was surprised to see the new Boston commuter paper, BostonNow (free to morning subway riders etc), cover Ron Paul fairly. It points out how the MSM has been ignoring the candidate who has clearly won both debates. Check it out ..

Truth Will Prevail


... a good response from Edwards would be to remind her that the 9/11 has never been exhaustively investigated, so we don't actually know who or what exactly was behind it...

Unfortunately, just like other politicians, Edwards is too cowardly to come up with something so radical (but truthful)...

I am wondering, how come these politicians don't understand that the only way for them to attain popularity and come to power (which they so desperately desire) is to come out strong and clear on the side of 9/11 truth movement? Otherwise, they will just look weak and pathetic. If I wouldn't be up to date on 9/11 research, this is exactly how I would look at people like Edwards who try to counter warmongers with weak arguments -- weak on national security, a delusional leftist, exactly as the warmongers want to portray them.

Even Ron Paul, for goodness sake, could not come up with anything more substantial than "it is our (policies') fault they want to destroy us" which is not very far from Jerry Falwell's position on 9/11. For g0d's sake, get a grip! With these softball arguments, they not only undermine the truth, but jeopardize their careers as well. Since it is unfair to presume that a high-level politician does not know which position is popular and which is not, it is surprising to see so many of them with suicidal tendencies (careerwise). It almost feels like somebody is paying them to look leftist and weak, so warmongers get to stay in power...

I just don't get it!

No, you obviously don't get it.

No offense.

The whole thing is fake. The candidates are ALL scripted and controlled. (With the exception of Ron Paul, MAYBE Kucinich, and MAYBE Gravel.) The media is scripted and controlled. The reason Ron Paul isn't speaking up for 9/11 Truth yet is that it would get him thrown out of the race immediately. I'm not sure if you've noticed, but he IS speaking out against the Federal Reserve, the IRS, the 9/11 Wars, the police state...

He'll speak up about 9/11 when the time is right, but right now, the time IS NOT right for HIM to speak up. The time is right for US to speak up. He's gaining popularity and opening many people's eyes to government corruption. We need him ot keep doing what he's doing. For now.

I suggest you also read up on who controls the media, learn about the CFR, Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the Lusitania, Operation Northwoods, Bilderberg, JFK, RFK, the New World Order...

This thing goes WAY deeper than just 9/11.

This guy can help get everything in historical context:

G. Edward Griffin talking about how long this problem has been going on, and how to solve it:
"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha
"What you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Gandhi
"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth." - Thomas Paine

"No offence" None taken.

"No offence"

None taken.

"He'll speak up about 9/11 when the time is right, but right now, the time IS NOT right for HIM to speak up."

Thanks for the links and info, but I am not entirely convinced if this is his strategy, and if it is, that this is a wise one. Surely the powers that be know about his intentions and since he has probably little chance of becoming a president, what good does it do to hold back? Aren't the debates and other MSM time good opportunities to speak out and raise awareness? As far as left-leaning, softball answers go (a la "it's our fault that they hate us") he would do better not saying anything at all, imho. At least he would keep his chances of winning a bit higher.

"I'm not sure if you've noticed, but he IS speaking out against the Federal Reserve, the IRS, the 9/11 Wars, the police state."

No, I have not, and this is my shortcoming. Thanks for pointing that out. I definitely appreciate him doing that. However, that does not guarantee that he is totally unscripted. At a minimum, he is self-censoring, as you suggest (if only for strategic purposes). What makes you think that he wouldn't drop these important issues as soon as he is elected, if that happens? At any rate, if he is the only one who is going against the herd, then we are screwed, anyway. One person does not direct the policy, even if that person is the president. We need at least a significant % of congress to go along. Didn't JFK also speak up against the Feds (at least that's what I have read somewhere) and look what happened to him?

Thanks, again for your input, Consciousness!
I will now proceed to watch the video links you provided.

Well, I've recently come across some new info...

about the Ron Paul situation. His people seem to think we are hurting his campaign.

Read this.
Don't mix Paul and 9/11 Truth

I say there are two options.

1. Shut up about Ron Paul and keep getting the Truth out.

2. Keep supporting Ron Paul and keep getting the Truth out.

If I shut up about Ron, that SURELY hurts his campaign. If I don't, that MIGHT hurt his campaign. I'm not shutting up about 9/11, that's for sure.
"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha
"What you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Gandhi
"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth." - Thomas Paine

Did anyone notice

Did anyone notice that Dennis Kucinich during his answer about the war on terror and 9/11 expressed doubts about whether Usama bin Ladin was even still alive, and then he turned toward the other candidates, gave them a hard, intense look, and said that there were "certainly other people who really needed to be still investigated in regards to 9/11." They all know what's going on and he seemed to be insinuating that.

"We watch the debates so you don't have to." -- Dr. Winston O'Boogie

Also a shout out to one of our great Canadian heroes. We love you Barrie!

Viva le Truth!


I caught a little of Geraldo on fox last night with a segment about Princess D. The guest said that there are also other conspiracies that need to be investigated like JFK and 911. I think someone started yelling in Geraldo's ear because he said the "oswald" commission had cleared up jfk and he had no issue with 911. He had to speak faster than he could think with that disturbance in his ear.

How to be a 9/11 Debunker.

This is a good description of 9/11 debunkers like Mark Roberts and Ronald "pom pom pomeroo" Wieck.

WOW.... That website is the MOST KOOKY thing...

I have ever seen...

It should be called ""

Thanks for the heads-up, they're a total bunch of LOONS at that website, probably well suited to koo koo pomeroo and Mark Roberts (if that's his real name)

Best wishes

Patsies: Made in the USA

NEW YORK — An informant who helped break up an alleged plot to bomb a fuel pipeline feeding the city's busiest airport was so convincing to the suspects that they actually thanked God he was with them, federal authorities said.

The informant made several overseas trips to discuss the plot against John F. Kennedy International Airport, even visiting a radical Muslim group's compound in Trinidad, officials said. He also joined the plotters on airport surveillance trips _ where authorities were waiting, they said.

The suspects were convinced he was guided by a higher purpose: The ringleader believed the informant "had been sent by Allah to be the one" to pull off the bombing, according to a federal complaint.

same old song and dance.......

its disgusting, this bullshit is being passed off by everywhere you turn in the media as the latest reinforcement of the myth(be afraid!). people wont pay attention a few weeks from now when this so called "plot" is revealed to be a couple of inept morons spouting baseless fantasies online. or worse, when its revealed on the back pages of our papers that they were being directed/entrapped by the FBI. it just wont matter though, its all about how its framed and we all know how that will be.

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA

JFK Airport Plot Has All The

JFK Airport Plot Has All The Hallmarks Of Staged Terror
Near-retarded "ringleader", paid government provocateur mirrors legion of previous cases

An alleged plot to blow up fuel tanks, terminal buildings and fuel lines running beneath Kennedy International Airport has all the hallmarks of being another staged terror alert, having never advanced beyond a rudimentary planning stage while being prodded and provocateured by a paid government informant.

In every single major terror sting we have researched in the west since 9/11, not one single plot has been absent the ingredient of a government provocateur, save the cases that were outright manufactured by imaginative government propagandists in alliance with the corporate media.

Officials have refused to say how they became aware of the plot in the first place, but in every previous case of this nature we have found that it is the government agent provocateur who radicalizes the group and formulates the plot.

What's the motive? The war on terror is the most politically exploited concept since the cold war. The propaganda boon from hoodwinking Americans into thinking they are constantly under threat from terrorists is unsurpassed. On the very day that this alleged plot was announced, Rudy Giuliani was already using it to inflate his presidential campaign.

It appears that part of the agenda in hyping the alleged plot is to undermine Hugo Chavez, since the ringleader, Russell Defreitas, has links to Jamaat al-Muslimeen, a Muslim group headed up by Imam Yasin Abu Bakr, and in turn Bakr has been affiliated with Chavez.

As Kurt Nimmo writes, Neo-Con websites are already exploiting these tenuous links to demonize Hugo Chavez, who - whatever you think of his domestic policies - has been a constant thorn in the side of the Globalists and was subject to an attempted CIA coup in 2002.

In several other cases, we see a pattern where near-retarded individuals are used as patsies for terror plots orchestrated by intelligence agencies because they are easily manipulated and cannot defend themselves after the fact.

The basic tenet that the terror threat has been overhyped and magnified a thousand-fold for political propaganda is proven alone by documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act that show only 0.0015 percent of the total number of cases filed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were terrorism related, despite the fact that the Bush administration has repeatedly asserted that it is the primary focus of the DHS.

As more details leak out, there seems little doubt that the JFK airport plot will dissipate into nothing more than another hyped terror alert - coddled, molded, and directed by the government, before being unleashed on an increasingly skeptical American public in another vain attempt to prop up the flagging legitimacy of the "war on terror".

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA

One year later in Canada.

In a similar story. Here in Canada 17 "terror suspects" are still being held without trial or without being charged over a year later.

Here's a quote from the National Post article.
"But defence lawyers accused police of over-reaching out of fear they will be accused of not doing enough should a terrorist attack occur.

"The question becomes: the net that they cast, did they cast it too broadly?" said lawyer Michael Moon, who represents Steven Chand, one of the accused.

The language in the Anti-Terrorism Act is so broad that it allows police to arrest anyone they want, he said. "A lot of the guys in this case are really guilty of nothing more than saying the wrong thing at the wrong age."

Edward Sapiano, the lawyer for accused Yasin Mohamed, said the suspects were youths with "vague notions of injustice" who were approached by police agents to participate in jihad. "The state exploited their rage."

Whether it is over-reaction by the authorities or blatant fear mongering, it serves the purposes of those who would control our minds through fear based propaganda.