Steve Alten: The Shell Game
On January 22, 2008, N.Y. Times best selling author, Steve Alten and Sweetwater Books will release The Shell Game, a cautionary tale, written in the guise of fiction, that exposes the hidden truths behind the events of September 11th and the invasion of Iraq, along with the neo-conservative agenda to wage a new war in Iran. Meticulously researched, Alten’s tour de force focuses its plot on the end of oil and the next 9/11 event, election fraud and the corporate influence that is tainting America. Its main character experiences the dangers of the Patriot Act and the effects of torture, along with the double standards that allow the Saudi monarchy to use oil profits to foster hatred toward the West and Israel.

By writing the story as a novel, this established mainstream author brings our own important messages into mainstream America. Should the book become a big best seller, it would drive these issues into the limelight during the most important election in our nation’s history. In addition, the book’s success would raise all of the 9/11 organizations’ boats. The author’s appearances on mainstream venues such as Today Show, Good Morning America, Daily Show, David Letterman, and the Tonight Show, along with hundreds of radio, TV News, and print media will be used to generate renewed interest in our own investigative areas of interest and could very well lead to hearings while influencing the 2008 elections. Such is the power of a focused mainstream message.

A major public relations plan is already underway to launch The Shell Game onto best seller lists. Front table space has been secured in all Barnes & Nobel and Borders Bookstores. A first run of 40,000 books has been ordered (31,000 books have already been pre-sold into stores).

Although this book is a work of fiction, it is jam-packed with facts about 9/11, the Patriot act, the failure of the 9/11 Commission, and the creation of Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. When this book is published, a whole new audience will be exposed to these facts, facts normally found only in non-fiction by David Ray Griffin and read mostly by people already in the know. Additionally, this book will be promoted heavily in the mainstream media, in outlets we've had little representation in the past without the help of big names like Charlie Sheen, Ed Asner, and Rosie O'Donnell.

The author has assured me that he will do everything he can while promoting this book to increase visibility of the movement and to "expose these criminals and what they did". Steve Alten has sold millions of books and he routinely ends up on the New York Times Bestseller List so the potential here is huge. The goal is to get this novel in to the top ten list ASAP, so consider picking up a copy on January 22. -sbg.


Actually, you linked to the CD audio version....

here's the book:

I've mentioned this at blogger before, but just recently they added a book description to this title:

"In a work of history that will make headlines, New York Times reporter Philip Shenon investigates the investigation of 9/11 and tells the inside story of most important federal commission since the the Warren Commission. Shenon uncovers startling new information about the inner workings of the 9/11 commission and its relationship with the Bush White House. The Commission will change our understanding of the 9/11 investigation -- and of the attacks themselves."

I know it's difficult to believe that anyone from the NY Times could publish a truly anti-establishment book, but the description offers some pretty strong hype.

Just something to keep an eye on. I have my pre-order already.

It's beginning, everyone . . .

2008 is no doubt going to be one of the very most significant years of the entire decade . . .

EDIT: There's only one review at the Barnes & Noble website for this book. Be warned, there are plenty of spoilers in it!

That's the best 911 news I've heard in quite a while...

...And I'm so pleased that Drs. David Ray Griffin , Steven Jones and others like Kevin Ryan and Richard Gage are keeping the pressure on so admirably and consistently.

It's encouraging, not only to hear about a book being written about 911 and Peak Oil (both!) by a recognized and popular best-selling author, but to actually SEE the cover already produced ...that's a good feeeling.

Judging by what SomeBigGuy has written, this the version of events that I have pretty much bought into for some years now. Others, I know, tend to emphasize Israel or The Illuminati or something; I tend to look at the events of 911 as something that has occurred in a broader context of forecasted diminishing world oil supplies. I couldn't be more pleased with the blurb I've read. It looks like I'll be buying a bunch of these books for other people.

Much appreciation to Steve Alten. What's the forum version of picking someone up and carrying them around on your shoulders? There ought to be a smiley for that.

I hope Alten shows that there was another way

I hope Steve Alten at least mentions in his book that there was, and still is, another way to beat Peak Oil, and that is Alternative Energy development. Brazil has shown that it is possible for a large country to do it. They have a zero net energy import. That is, they still import some oil but balance that by exporting some ethanol. They thus provide all of their energy needs themselves.

There are many promising and viable Alternative Energy methods out there and it is the true technical challenge to those of us living at this time. Unfortunately, it looks like those with power behind the scenes didn't feel like letting the rest of us vote on the matter and used a deception (the events of 911) to get us to back their covert plans.

Peak Oil: Ruling Elite Pretext for Control

The originator of the Peak Oil theory, Marion King Hubbert, was a geophysicist for Royal Dutch Shell (at the time owned in large part by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, now owned in large part by his daughter, Queen Beatrix) at a research lab in Houston, Texas. Prince Bernhard was one of the founders of the Bilderberg group and the World Wildlife Fund (later renamed World Wide Fund for Nature). Queen Beatrix has been a long-time member of the Bilderberg group and the Malthusian Club of Rome.

There are more *proven* oil reserves than the world knows what to do with. By *proven* oil reserves it is meant reserves that are known to be economically viable to bring to market with current technology; which is to say, the oil reserves are actually larger, as advancing technology makes bringing to market previously economically unviable oil reserves profitable.

As Leonardo Maugeri notes in Science (Vol. 304, Issue 5674, May 21, 2004, pp. 1114-1115 ):

All these factors partly explain why the life-index of world reserves (gauged as the ratio between proven oil reserves and current production) has constantly improved, passing from 20 years in 1948 to 35 years in 1972 and reaching about 40 years in 2003. Today, all major sources estimate that proven world oil reserves exceed 1 trillion (10^12) barrels, while yearly consumption is about 28 billion barrels (10-13). Overall, the world retains more than 3 trillion barrels of recoverable oil resources (14).

So one can know with certainty that the world is in absolutely no danger of running out of oil anytime soon. Indeed, the more time goes on the greater the life-index of proven world oil reserves increases.

Definitely read the below David McGowan article, which gets into the globalist elite's agenda to reduce most of the world's population (i.e., quite literally murdering off most people on the Earth) using the "Peak Oil" scam as one of the pretexts--an elitist, misanthropic, Malthusian agenda promoted by population reductionists like Michael Ruppert:

"Beware the 'Peak Oil' Agenda," David McGowan, Center for an Informed America, Newsletter #70, October 12, 2004:

"I advocate an immediate convening of political, economic, spiritual and scientific leaders from all nations to address the issue of Peak Oil (and Gas) and its immediate implications for economic collapse, massive famine and climate destruction (partially as a result of reversion to coal plants which accelerate global warming). This would, scientifically speaking, include immediate steps to arrive at a crash program – agreed to by all nations and in accordance with the highest spiritual and ethical principles – to stop global population growth and to arrive at the best possible and most ethical program of population reduction as a painful choice made by all of humanity."--Michael C. Ruppert, in a March 2004 email to David McGowan, "Ruppert Responds!," David McGowan, Center for an Informed America, Newsletter #54, March 18, 2004

For much, much more on this, see my below page:

"The 'Peak Oil' Scam," TetrahedronOmega, December 5, 2005-March 25, 2006


Nor is the world isn't so-called "overpopulated" or becoming so. The more people there are the more resources and wealth there are per capita, because people create resources and wealth, and the more people there are the more opportunities there are for efficient divisions of labor, hence obtaining a more efficient economic system.

In short, the more people there are on Earth, the more wealthy people become per capita (and hence, the more wealth there is in the world in total). Thus, the rational thing to do is to eagerly welcome increasing world populations, since it makes people per capita better off.

For more on this, see the below:

"The Doomslayer: The environment is going to hell, and human life is doomed to only get worse, right? Wrong. Conventional wisdom, meet Julian Simon, the Doomslayer.," Ed Regis, Wired, Issue 5.02, February 1997

The Ultimate Resource 2 by Prof. Julian L. Simon (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, revised edition, 1998)

Of course, the governmental ruling elites are murderously against this, because they fear losing their power to increased populations which they can no longer control and to ever-increasing wealth in the hands of the common masses which makes the common masses more powerful and independent. This is the real reason behind all the governmental school and mass media indoctrination and propaganda which seeks to scare the masses to no end about so-called "overpopulation," "Global Warming," and "Peak Oil" in order to provide justifications for mass-slaughter in order to reduce the world's population. It has nothing to do with helping the common masses, and everything to do with the governmental ruling elites setting forth an agenda to justify murderously slaughtering large portions of the world's population in order so that they can maintain their power.

More than six times the amount of noncombatants have been systematically murdered for purely ideological reasons by their own governments within the past century than were killed in that same time-span from wars. From 1900 to 1923, various Turkish regimes murdered from 3.5 million to over 4.3 million of its own Armenians, Greeks, Nestorians, and other Christians. The Soviet government murdered over 61 million of its own non-combatant subjects. The communist Chinese government murdered over 76 million of it own subjects. And Germany murdered some 16 million of it own subjects in the past century. And that's only a sampling of governments mass-murdering their own noncombatant subjects within the past century. (The preceding figures are from Prof. Rudolph Joseph Rummel's website at .)

All totaled, neither the private-sector crime which government is largely responsible for promoting and causing or even the wars committed by governments upon the subjects of other governments come anywhere close to the crimes government is directly responsible for committing against its own citizens--certainly not in amount of numbers. Without a doubt, the most dangerous presence to ever exist throughout history has always been the people's very own government.

Not only were all of these government mass-slaughters conspiracies--massive conspiracies, at that--but they were conspiracies of which the 9/11 attacks are quite insignificant by comparison.

For more on the globalist elite's misanthropic, Malthusian New World Order population reduction agenda (using the globalist elite's "Peak Oil" and "Global Warming" [or is it "Global Cooling"?] scams as pretexts), see the below articles:

"Forrest Mims did not Misrepresent Prof. Eric Pianka's Statements," James Redford, expanded edition, April 13, 2006

"Top Scientist Advocates Mass Culling 90% Of Human Population--Fellow professors and scientists applause and roar approval at elite's twisted and genocidal population control agenda," Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones,, April 3, 2006

"Burnet's solution: The plan to poison S-E Asia," Brendan Nicholson, The Age, March 10, 2002

"Kissinger's 1974 Plan for Food Control Genocide," Joseph Brewda, December 8, 1995

"National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests," National Security Council, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1974

"China trades prisoners' organs," video report by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC News, September 27, 2006

Below is a BBC News article on the above BBC News video report:

"Organ sales 'thriving' in China," BBC News, September 27, 2006

Below is a partial transcript of the above BBC News video report:

"Evidence of Chinese organ harvesting," transcript of a BBC News video by reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, broadcasted September 28, 2006 on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

And the below article concerns the Communist Chinese government's response to the above BBC News video report wherein the Communist Chinese government lies about not selling executed prisoners' organs:

"China denies death-row organ sale," BBC News, September 28, 2006

"Bloody Harvest: Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China," David Matas, Esq. and Hon. David Kilgour, Esq., January 31, 2007

"A legacy of tainted blood," Steve Sternberg, USA Today, July 11, 2006

"France Approved Use of AIDS-Tainted Blood," Alan Riding, New York Times, October 20, 1991

"Bayer Documents: AIDS Tainted Blood Killed Thousands of Hemophiliacs," Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP), May 22, 2003

"2 Paths of Bayer Drug in 80's: Riskier Type Went Overseas," Walt Bogdanich and Eric Koli, New York Times, May 22, 2003

"Selling Medicine In Spite of Danger," New York Times, May 21, 2003

Page One, Sheryl WuDunn, Discovery Times (Discovery Channel and New York Times), May 22, 2003

"Bayer Sold HIV-Risky Meds: Says Can't Judge Mid 80s Actions By 2003 Standards And Knowledge," David McHugh, Associated Press (AP), May 22, 2003

"Thousands Contracted HIV Using Tainted Bayer Drug," Charles Joseph Scarborough, Scarborough Country (MSNBC), August 23, 2003:

"Government knew of HIV risk from imported blood: Expert panel decided against import ban--since then 1,757 have died," Sarah Hall, Guardian (U.K.), May 25, 2007,,2087945,00.html

"Terrorism is the health of the State."--James Redford, author of "Jesus Is an Anarchist," June 1, 2006

Even if Peak Oil turns out to be a scam

in terms of 9/11 truth, what difference does it make?

From what I understand of the powers that be, for Peak Oil to have been a motive behind 9/11 all that would be required to act upon it is a belief in its very probable existence (exactly the way the U.S. invaded Iraq, acting upon the very probable existence of weapons of mass destruction).

If you don't know what "plausible deniability means...

Scene: Studio Set

A group of people hide between some rocks while they are under fire.

DANNING: Hurry up Major, we need that force shield!

MONROE: I'm trying sir, but something's nullifying the electrolyte composite on the shield generator!

LEVANT: Try reversing the polarity.

MONROE: It's not working.

DANNING: What do you mean it's not working?

MONROE: I mean, it's not working.

DANNING: God help us!

DELUISE: Buy it! Dededededede. Anddd cut!

The actors get up.

Martin and Peter DeLuise are standing by a screen.

MARTIN: What? That was awful. We have to do it again.

DELUISE: Check the gate. We are moving on. Print everything! Nice job, people. Good moves.

MARTIN: Yeah, um, ah. Yeah, ah, ah, great job everybody. Yeah.

Martin walks off.


Scene: Briefing room

SG1 are watching the screen.

ANNOUNCER: Prepare for an X-treme adventure. Four X-cellent heroes in an X-traordinary new sci-fi series. Starring Nick Marlowe as the wry Colonel Danning.

We see Danning take out two bad guys.

DANNING: As a matter of fact it does say Colonel on my uniform.

We see Danning grab an alien woman.

DANNING: It's what I do.

He kisses her.

ANNOUNCER: Yolanda Reese as the brilliant Major Stacey Monroe.

MONROE: The pulse drive field emitters are off line but I can compensate by generating a feed back loop.

ANNOUNCER: Raymond Gunne as Dr Levant.

LEVANT: Dammit Colonel, just because they're aliens and their skulls are transparent, doesn't mean that they don't have rights!

ANNOUNCER: And introducing Douglas Anders as Grell the robot. Wormhole X-treme, coming this fall only on…

Hammond switches the tape off.

DANIEL: Well that looked familiar.

O'NEILL: I don't see it.

CARTER: Martin's involved in this?

HAMMOND: He sold the idea to the studio. He's currently working on production as a creative consultant.

TEAL'C: Then Martin Lloyd has seriously breached your security.

HAMMOND: Not necessarily.

DANIEL: What? He obviously got the whole thing from his knowledge of the Stargate program.

O'NEILL: If the Air Force didn't want it to happen they wouldn't have let it go this far.

HAMMOND: Plausible deniability. In the event of a future breach of security, we'll be able to point to this television programme. That is, if it stays on the air.

O'NEILL: Still doesn't change the fact that Marty sold us out.

HAMMOND: His motivations are of little concern at the moment. Our first priority is to find out everything he knows about that ship. Colonel, you're Wormhole X-treme's new Air Force consultant.


No matter what other research in the future, those trying to hide the truth will always start with "you're getting fiction mixed up with the real world.

Here's another good example of the same thing:

Police interrogation scene from the 1992 movie "Basic Instinct" starring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas. The relevant part is between the 2:27 and 2:39 mark. (Warning: May not be suitable for minors!)

I'm skeptical of this Alten guy

Sounds like he's trying to capitalize on a large subculture to boost sales of some pulp fiction.

Does he have any connection to the 9/11 Truth movement? Has he been active in some way?

Opening minds.

Your skepticism is warranted, especially in these cynical times. But there is a large portion of the population whose minds will be opened to viewpoints they wouldn't previously consider, and as we all know, once your mind is opened to the truth, there is no going back to living in Zelikow's parallel universe.
The net result hopefully, would be growth of the already viral Truth Movement.


Having just read the intro and excerpt, I see that the book, while exposing the concept of false flag terror, could be interpreted by some as justification for preemptive strike warfare.
On the other hand, he does create a very realistic scenario.
I look forward to reading the book, hopeful that he offers solutions rather than frightening scenarios.

Oh c'mon!

For someone who has already established himself as a mainstream author, this can't possibly be a good career move. Unless, of course, he thinks that the Truth movement is going to win.

What will be interesting to see is if the New York Times will review the latest book by this New York Times best selling author.

Oh c'mon!

For someone who has already established himself as a mainstream author, this can't possibly be a good career move. Unless, of course, he thinks that the Truth movement is going to win.

What will be interesting to see is if the New York Times will review the latest book by this New York Times best selling author.

I see your point but

as long as he makes the story plausible and accurate with respect to mirroring 9/11 truth, I'm okay with it. Besides, his book will likely help with those people who are too mainstream to even glance at 9/11 truth in an impartial way.

"You know, this book is a lot like what those 9/11 conspiracy theorists say," she said.

"Seriously? The twoofers?" he replied. "Wow, maybe they're on to something. I guess I'll have to check them out."

Or something along those lines. ;)

MP3 Audio Clip - Daniel Ellsberg and Kevin Barrett

Saturday December 1, 2007
Vietnam Era Whistleblower and Scholar Daniel Ellsberg Talks With Kevin Barrett

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This is a terrible title for this book.
There are around 30 books with that title on Amazon.

The Shell Game by Steve Alten, PhD

I have read an advance copy of The Shell Game. It is a breakthrough for 9/11 Truth...a chance to get the concept of false-flag operations of 9/11 magnitude in front of millions of avid readers. Actually, Nelson DeMille's Wild Fire did a good job of that as well...but this one really gets into the meat of the issues. The author has included a huge number of quotes including Mike Ruppert and David Ray Griffin. He took a real risk with this. His usual publisher - for whom he has produced several NY Times' Best Sellers - apparently backed off the project so he found a publisher that would do it.

Steve Alten has clearly taken some major personal risks here. Not everyone (!!!) is going to be enamored of his VERY thinly-veiled messages. FOX will probably be frothing over it. But it will be right in front when you walk in to the two B's (B+N and Borders), and elsewhere, and his signing tours and spots on news shows will be a huge step forward for calling attention to what we know happened...and could happen again.

Is it a great work of fiction?'s a thriller, and I confess there were moments reading the last 3 chapters where I had to remind myself to breath! I could not get the climax out of my head for days after and it remains with me now. I won't spoil it for anyone. All I will say is: YOU WANT TO READ THIS BOOK and then get it in front of as many people as you can. I am waiting with baited breath to do a review on AMAZON. I have already told my whole network in my field about it.

Thank you, Steve Alten...and try to avoid flying in any small private airplanes for the time being...we'd hate for you to have the same "mechanical problems" Paul Wellstone and JFK Jr. had...but that, alas, is another set of stories.

Hank George