Stopping the Next 9/11 Radio Show with Steve Alten, author of the Shell Game, January 21, 9-11 pm (CST)

Steve Alten

The Shell Game- available January 22, 2008

Listen 9:00- 11:00 pm (EST) to the and to our guest Steve Alten author of The Shell Game.

Steve Alten is a best-selling author who has written a number of thrillers, including The Loch, The Meg Series, Goliath and Resurrection. A gifted storyteller, he has plunged into history, myth, religion, science, politics, and asked "What if?" creating enthralling tales which have captivated a large audience, including teenagers who have discovered the joy of reading through his books.

He created an innovative Adopt an Author program, claims to respond to all of his emails from readers, and even includes readers as characters in future novels. He's not your typical author (if there is such a thing), but does engage in genuine dialogue, and combines diverse personalities, ideas, facts, possibilities powerfully.

He wrote this message to his readers regarding his latest book, which will be released on January 22, 2008:


    The events of September 11th, 2001...the invasion of Iraq...the threat of radical impending showdown with Iran. What do these situations have in common?

    Oil. And the world is running out.

    The SHELL GAME is far more than a thriller, it is a MUST-READ cautionary tale that exposes the next “9/11 event” a deception that will lead to a retaliatory chemical weapons strike on Iran and the terrorist elements the regime supports. Though the novel is written as fiction, it is filled with all-too-real details provided by insiders in the oil industry, military, and Middle Eastern affairs that extrapolates real events from the past and present that will lead us down a path of self-destruction...unless we stop the insanity now!

    The story opens in 2007 when two CIA spooks meet with an American Colonel in military intelligence. The war is going badly, and President Bush, who steadfastly refuses to back down, remains unchallenged at home as Democrats and Republicans continue to toss verbal grenades – positioning themselves for the 2008 elections. Meanwhile, Iran’s pursuit of nuclear energy will yield enriched uranium within five years -- uranium that can be used to manufacture suitcase nukes.

    The United States’ military is too drained to invade Iran, and a preemptive strike is out of the question...unless a nuclear detonation were to occur on in American city -- the enriched uranium traced back to Iran. A U.S. reprisal would strike a death-blow against radical Islam, quell the insurgent violence in Iraq...and yield more oil. Yes, the cost is unthinkable – but if we sit back and do nothing then one day a dozen suitcase bombs could go off in a dozen American cities – bringing with it anarchy and the collapse of Western civilization.

    December 2011: Ashley “Ace” Futrell is an oil expert working for PetroConsultants, married to Kelli Doyle, a former National Security Advisor and one of the CIA spooks from the opening scene. When Kelli threatens to expose the plot, Ace finds his existence hurtling down a rabbit’s hole of deceit where the orchestrated lies of the powerful few could lead to the darkest days of human existence... and the death knell for billions.

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William Douglas launched a campaign to push this book to the top of the best-seller lists to break 9/11 Truth into the mainstream dialogue. He appealed to all 9/11 Truth activists to take advantage of this rare media opportunity.

I signed William Douglas's letter, and posted a review at

    I had a stack of books to read over the holidays and the most irresistable was The Shell Game by Steve Alten. While some might dismiss the book as a political fantasy, the drama struck me as painfully real, vital, urgent, and timely, given our current reality.

    The book is laced with quotes from sources which question the official story of 9/11, and the action casts light on "the next 9/11, a nuclear 9/11," how to stop it, and and how to stop World War IV. There are villains and heroes, lovers, lies, children, insights into the mindset of the Neo-Cons who have been trying to dominate the planet for these past decades.

    There are surprises, too. It is one of those very hard to put down sort of books, as you want to know - what will happen next, will the protagonist succeeed in the impossible task, who will live, who will die, and what will be humanity's fate.

    The political becomes personal, and the personal political, and the stakes grow higher and higher. Whether a person lives or dies, their intentions and actions have tremendous consequences in The Shell Game, and I think in the current world that we live in. One person, waking up spiritually, politically, intellectually to the profound reality of the moment, and taking action can make a tremendous difference.

    What I love about The Shell Game is the evolution of the main characters who are transformed by their own very personal understanding of political events, events which they themselves participated in. Not all the "evil villains" become "good guys" and there are those who steadfastedly continue to lie to themselves and others. The book delves into the extraordinary complexities of human understanding, the modern political system, and the mega-mainstream communications system which shapes human understanding, and can be used to seize and manipulate political power.

    For those who have struggled against the machine, the book holds some precious nuggets of truth, hope, and insight. For those seeking to stop the next 9/11 and World War IV, the book is a great opening for a dialogue on the painful truths and realities that most journalists and politicians do not dare to speak about. For those who dismiss the news and focus on their personal realities, and feel insulated from the struggles of the majority of people, this book will challenge their perception of reality, and perhaps inspire them to stop being a spectator and recognize their own power and responsibility to shape the future.

    I highly recommend it as a first choice on what to read, and hope that readers follow up on the source books, and give the author a hand in preventing "the next 9/11."

Questioning War- Organizing Resistance is hosted by Carol Brouillet, a longtime activist, who organized three conferences on Strategies to Transform the Global Economy and (the first) marches on her Senators and Congresswoman in January 2002 to Demand a Congressional Investigation of 9-11. She publishes the Deception Dollars, the Conception Dollars, and Co-Founded the 9-11 Truth Alliance, and the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance . She organized premieres of films, educational events, marches, rallies for 9-11 Truth, the San Francisco International Inquiry into 9-11, and produced the film Behind Every Terrorist- There is a Bush. She is also a mother of three boys and held a weekly Listening Project in downtown Palo Alto from October 2001 to October 2007, now she holds it once a month on the 11th, in solidarity with other 9/11 Truth activists worldwide. She ran for Congress in 2006 on the Green Party ticket on a 9-11 Truth, Peace, Impeachment platform. The 2007 show archives are at, the 2008 shows are archived at

The Shell Game

Having just finished reading The Shell Game, I concur fully with Carol's excellent review. The story incorporates and vivifies huge chunks of factual data that would otherwise remain somewhat isolated. May this book be read by a huge audience.

Did you obtain an advance copy of the book? I thought the book

would make its debut on 1/22/08. Are copies already being sold somewhere? I want one!

Consider mass emailing truth messages. More info here:

Yes, is shipping them now

One poster on an OpEdNews article on "The Shell Game" said he just got 10 copies to give to all those relatives who still believed the official 9/11 myth.

I plan to do the same.



I hope, you can come up with some unique inquiries for the author? I'm sure you will! I'll be listening.

...don't believe them!


This edu-tainment novel takes the action fiction fan on a journey into the dark heart of what has happened to America in the last 7 years. False flag terror, stolen elections, wars for oil . . . and interspersed throughout the fictional narrative, placed as chapter lead ins are REAL 9/11 TRUTH RESEARCH QUOTES.

The millions of action fans who pick up “The Shell Game” at the book store or airport . . . will walk away from that book knowing they’ve been lied to BIG TIME.

Check out to see perhaps one of the best 9/11 truth websites.

So, for those of us who know we’ve been lied to about 9/11, and want the rest of America to learn what we know . . . we must be asking ourselves . . . HOW CAN WE HELP?

Get “The Shell Game,” urge everyone you know to get “The Shell Game,” post info and urging for everyone to get everyone to get “The Shell Game.”

The independent publisher who had the courage to publish this explosive novel, has purchased 90 days of prime real estate in bookstores, airports, etc.


By doing what we can to help it break all known sales records, we will keep “The Shell Game” in the public eye.

In these first 90 days, this book thrives or dies, as far as its chances to explode into the public’s mind real 9/11 truth issues.

We can help . . . We must help!! We’ve seen that US corporate media will NOT help a book like this get the attention it deserves. IT IS UP TO US TO BECOME THE MEDIA !!! THESE ARE REVOLUTIONARY TIMES !!

Copy the URL for the 9/11 book trailer at the above site and email and post it EVERYWHERE!!

Hi Bill . . . You get an

Hi Bill . . . You get an "A" for effort . . . hope to meet you someday . . . I pre-ordered 10 copies because of your cheerleading. : )


"We only see what we know."
-- Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832

Bill We Be In Steve Alten's Next Book.

Bill We Be In Steve Alten's Next Book and deservedly so.

If You Haven't Seen the "911 Truth Trailer for The Shell Game"

If You Haven't Seen the "911 Truth Trailer for The Shell Game" CHECK IT OUT!!


Also view it (and many 9/11 truth resources/links) at:

It would have been nice to see . . .

a few of the links at included in the list of websites at the back of the book.

These are the three links he recommends in his book:

Two on peak oil, and one on radical Islam.

The latter comes highly recommended:

"Obsession is without exaggeration one of the most important films of our time. "
–Glenn Beck, CNN Headline News

"Obsession is required viewing for everyone."
–Howard Gordon, Executive Producer, 24

Mr. Alten does not even recommend his own website, which could take readers to other websites..

In terms of 9/11 books, the only recommended in his list of recommended books at the end of Shell Game is Michael Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon.

He does not recommend any of David Ray Griffin's books, or Peter Dale Scott's book, despte quoting them once each in chapter headings..

He does not recommend any of these sites:




He just had the two peak oil sites, and the one boogie man site above, on an otherwise blank page.

I pat your back and you pat....?

I finished the novel last night. I agree that it is a very good read and should wake a lot of new people up to some new ways of thinking; however, I personally will not start recommending this novel outright as a pro 9/11 Truth and Justice Movement asset until it updates its recommended reading within its pages to reflect as such. I am also a little questioning of the only included websites being the three named in the above comment. Was that an initial mistake in the rush to get the writing printed quickly and that's why there is much more space left to be filled??? If this book really wants the 9/11 Truth and Justice Movement to get behind it, it should also get behind us too!

It's not just incompletedness

The world view pushed by Alten has two facets:

1. Oil is running out

2. Radical Islam is an existential threat.

The websites and nearly all the books he promotes relate only to this.

The implicit argument, made by some of the characters in the book, is that 9/11 was necessary because oil is running out.

Another implicit argument is that Iran wants to develop nuclear weapons and use them against us, and it is is better to invade Iran now rather than be nuked later.

In fact, better to nuke ourselves once than risk "anarchy and the collapse of Western civilization."

"The United States’ military is too drained to invade Iran, and a preemptive strike is out of the question...unless a nuclear detonation were to occur on in American city -- the enriched uranium traced back to Iran. A U.S. reprisal would strike a death-blow against radical Islam, quell the insurgent violence in Iraq...and yield more oil. Yes, the cost is unthinkable – but if we sit back and do nothing then one day a dozen suitcase bombs could go off in a dozen American cities – bringing with it anarchy and the collapse of Western civilization."

This bothered me before seeing the book, and nothing I saw in the book changes my opinion. This is much closer to warmongering hate literature than to any contribution to understanding of 9/11. Unless it is to justify 9/11 - this reminds me of "we need another 9/11" Stu Bykofsky.

Claims about "radical Islam" are being use to promote current wars that are genocidal in effect. I consider "Obsession" the movie to be FILTH. And we are being asked to join Glenn Beck and Kevin Barrett in promoting that filth. That doesn't make sense to me.

I was also disturbed to see him promoting ethanol, a counterproductive non-solution.

Can you help me make sense of something

For some reason, posting was no longer possible in the thread where I last night asked for help here:

So I return to the topic here. Thank you for your understanding.

In the other thread, Jenny Sparks said she would have a look at the above. Is *the following* what the having a look resulted in?

"Fires can only 'move about' BY BURNING. They don't suspend burning whilst they look for flammables like a hunter gatherer looking for berries:

'No burnables here, guess we'll flicker up to the next floor.' *roll eyes*

If there wasn't enough for the fire to burn, it wouldn't move about--it would just DIE OUT."

(An apparent attempt to discredit my post. I replied a while ago.)


"Very good--mind for some of us she's starting out with the birdy as well as ending with it in that one bit. ;-) "

Or is that someone else than the Jenny Sparks who posts here?

I wrote a long response I just deleted

Because I really should get a clarification from you--the video I saw seemed to be Pro-truther. My comments were meant to be supportive of that. Was I wrong about that?

One was responding to an apparent argument supporting the OT of raging fires--there were none, at least not to bring a building down.

The second was a bit of tongue in cheek--there are two "birdies" in the video if you know what to look for.

So, I watched the video--check.
Then I read the thread and responded to anything that seemed off, check.

Now, if there was something more specific, perhaps you should have said something. Mind it doesn't help YouTube limits threaded comments so it's not clear past a certain point whom you're responding to--I've assumed it's linear, but that could be wrong.

So, sorry if I got something way backwards. How bout this--which bit were you asking for help with? BTW--you can use the comment form. ;-)

EDIT As we can see this has been sorted. Everyone has to have one cringe inducing mistake, and I guess this was mine. Again, many apologies to Vesa. And I'll never help again when I'm short on sleep and easily confused! ;-)


Jenny replied to me in person...

She had misunderstood my post in that thread for a "pro raging fires" post, which it definitely wasn't. Anyway, please keep posting truth there - the thread is attracting quite a lot of attention:

"Stopping the next 9/11" a good slogan for the truth movement.

Herblay FRANCE

Bonjour Carol,

Thanks for the entry which has persuade that I will have to have this book here in France.

When trying to explain to the French why it is important that they shoul react to the 911 Bush lies I come out with things like
"911 truth bings peace", "911 turh is the key to peace", "911 truth ends the war" but I like the ,... if not arrested the 911 criminals will begin again
so you can understand why I appreciate your title
"Stopping the next 9/11"
Another 911 mass murder is coming and perhaps in Paris to prop up Nicolas Sarkozy's low opinion poll score.

Yours John

Contact Chapters in Canada

Canadian Truthers.
Contact Chapters to ask about the book or order it.
I simply asked if they knew when the book will be in stores. I will post their response when I get it.
If we create enough interest the book may be displayed in a prominent position, which will in turn create more interest.

Chapters response.

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when is someone going to write a best-seller

about the threat of "radical judaism"????