Paul Craig Roberts brings 9/11 truth to COUNTERPUNCH !! Is a FALSE FLAG Dirty Bomb in Our Future?

Paul Craig Roberts brings 9/11 truth to COUNTERPUNCH !! Is a FALSE FLAG Dirty Bomb in Our Future?

Secret Schemes and Undeclared Agendas
Inside the Shell Game

The investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein has taken up the Litvinenko case.

The media used the Litvinenko case as sensational propaganda against Russian President Putin and then tossed it aside. For those whose memories of the case have faded, Alexander Litvinenko was a former KGB officer living in England who died in 2006, apparently from the radioactive isotope Polonium-210 . . .

Those who have attempted to clue in fellow citizens are invariably frustrated, because Americans have been trained to dismiss the messenger who brings news of "false flag" events as a "conspiracy theorist."

Best-selling author Steve Alten in his recently published book, The Shell Game, attempts to reach Americans with a thriller that mixes fiction with fact. Alten describes a conspiracy, beginning in 2007 and ending in 2012, by a Black Op group in a Republican administration to set off nuclear weapons in two American cities, with planted evidence pointing to Iran. It is a historical thriller predictive of our immediate future by an author who has no illusions about the US Government or the interest groups that control it.

Alten's book is a first class thriller set in the real world of today. It is a perfect read for Americans who need their dose of reality to be watered down with fiction and delivered as entertainment...


Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.He can be reached at: PaulCraigRoberts (at)

BBC reports US Military blames Iran for attacks

Last Updated: Monday, 24 March 2008, 15:21 GMT
Iran 'behind Green Zone attack'

The most senior US general in Iraq has said he has evidence that Iran was behind Sunday's bombardment of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.

Gen Petraeus said he was surprised how Sunnis turned against al-Qaeda
The most senior US general in Iraq has said he has evidence that Iran was behind Sunday's bombardment of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.

Gen David Petraeus told the BBC he thought Tehran had trained, equipped and funded insurgents who fired the barrage of mortars and rockets.

He said Iran was adding what he described as "lethal accelerants" to a very combustible mix.

Once again, General Petraeus has betrayed us!

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Media - The Shell Game


Saturday March 22, 2008
Kevin Barrett talks with Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game", about their respective encounters with neoconmedia, including Steve's run-in with Jim Bohanon

(75 Minutes - 22 Meg)

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Thursday March 6, 2008
Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game", delivers 9/11 Truth to Jim Bohanon's CBS National Radio audience (4 + million)

(40 Minutes - 11 Meg)

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Friday March 7, 2008
Alex Jones speaks with Steve Alten about his new book "The Shell Game" and takes questions from callers

(33 Minutes - 9.7 Meg)

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More Interviews >


The Shell Game
By Steve Alten

Product Description
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 in an 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.

Dirty bombs, like all else nuclear

would be very difficult to make, because of the difficulty of manufacturing, obtaining and handling the materials, as Roberts points out. But the U.S. intelligence organizations and their covert operatives would, of course, have ready access, just as one imagines they did for the weaponized anthrax that was traced to U.S. government labs. The cleanup would be incredibly expensive. Undoubtedly only Halliburton would be quilified to undertake it. It would be another wealth transfer operation, from taxpayer pockets to wealthy shareholders and principals of Halliburton. Another totally collateralized "Win Win" transaction, just like the Iraq war.

Something of the origins of the dirty bomb concept may be found at

Show "The joke's on you 9/11 Truthers" by Big_D

How do you spell t-r-o-l-l?

If you have problems with this column, why not spell them out?

If "we" are under control, just who's control are we under? What's your evidence?

Or is informative communication not your point, anyway? What, pray tell, is?


What's my prize?

"If "we" are under control, just who's control are we under? What's your evidence?"


My problem? Besides the truth being way stranger than any Islamophobic, LIHOP peddling fiction and A. Cockburn's counterpunch (9/11 truth deniers) being presented as anything resembling the truth which I, personally, find offensive, not much.

Am I the only one bothered by the fact that Alten's book contains not one link to 9/11 truth sites but does link to "Obsession" the Islamophobic propaganda flick? 911 Truth LINKS


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Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Empowering Students Worldwide to Demand 9/11 Truth:

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Daniel Ellsberg Whistelblower Project:

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A list of products to boycott.

"Analysis of false flag operations and suggestions for effective action in easily-readable chunks."

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Oh, Big Daddy

Ah, now you're beginning to communicate. Doesn't that feel much better, saying what you mean instead of cryptically sneering at people here?

You seem to have a tortured web of concerns about people not having your particular profound understanding of what's wrong with so much of the 9/11 truth movement. It's a wonder you even bother reading and posting here, we're such a bunch of saps.

Personally, I don't think much of Counterpunch. In fact, I suspect its head, Alexander Cockburn, is a Project Mockingbird agent. (And that, by implication, that Counterpunch is a Mockingbird creation.)

However that may be, the fact that something appears in Counterpunch doesn't make it automatically a bad thing. (Ditto for the MSM generally. Should we always turn our heads away from AP reports, for example?) Take Paul Craig Roberts, for example.

The column of his that started this thread wasn't written for Counterpunch. It was a nationally syndicated newspaper column. You can read about Roberts and his column here:

You can see an example of another website running the very same column here:

Roberts has repeatedly stated that 9/11 was a false flag operation. In fact, he may well be the only American columnist distributed by a mainstream syndicate to do so. True, he doesn't say that much about it in his syndicated column, perhaps because Creators Syndicate would surely drop him if he did.

But when he does mention it in his column, Counterpunch doesn't run it. doesn't run it. ( used to not run it -- now it doesn't run Roberts at all, presumably it having proved to great an embarrassment to have a writer who causes its readers to email in questions about why Roberts's 9/11 truth columns are blacked out.)

So why does Counterpunch run Roberts at all? Because it seeks a certain level of credibility with its target audience, and Roberts, excellent writer that he is, is useful for maintaining that credibility. But when Roberts gets too close to past hidden crimes of the State, it just doesn't run his column that day.

Oh, yes, we're all controlled here. We're just automatons, mesmerized by whatever our media masters tell us. You probably shouldn't be reading here yourself, or you might turn into one of the walking dead. again fails its readers

The (misnamed?) website, which heretofore has refused to post Paul Craig Roberts columns which refer sympathetically to 9/11 truth (even though this nonprofit website pays a reprint subscription fee for all Roberts's syndicated columns, including the one under discussion here), has failed to post this latest column too -- and it doesn't even mention the 9/11 truth issue, but only predicts yet another false flag operation to be used to justify a U.S. attack on Iran.

Indeed, for a month now has started to not run any of Roberts's columns:

And why should run them? After all, running Roberts's stuff causes readers to write in with all kinds of embarrassing questions that the editors there don't want to deal with. Can't have that pesky Roberts stirring the pot!


There has been an effort in the blogosphere to generate the notion that any Joe could get a toxic dose of Polonium-210 together. However, this sort of skirts over the fact that Polonium-210 is a possible signifier of a nascent nuke program;

"Of concern is the discovery that (insert "rogue nation" here) has irradiated Bismuth metal samples. While the metal can be used as a carrier for U-235 or U-233 fuel in nuclear reactors, it can also, when irradiated, produce Polonium-210, which, together with Beryllium, can be used as an ‘initiator’ in nuclear weapons of an early design.* (generic "rogue nation") has claimed that these experiments are for civilian purposes. However, given that Polonium 210 has a half-life of 138 days, it would seem that any civilian applications would be severely limited. According to a declassified Los Alamos document, the occurrence of Polonium-210 is an indication of a nuclear weapons programme in its early stages."


From: 'Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Indications and Observables', Los Alamos document OA-12430-MS at p. 14. Declassified and published in December 1992;


(Subsection) C. Development and Testing of Nuclear Initiators

Nuclear initiators may be of the (alpha,n) type or the particle accelerator type; implosions or gun-type weapons may employ either. An (alpha,n) initiator produces neutrons from the physical mixing of a radioactive alpha emitter (such as Polonium-210) with a light element (such as beryllium). Various nuclide materials can be used as alpha emitters...

A country that decides to develop (alpha,n) initiators must first produce or import the alpha-emitting material... Polonium-210 is made from high-purity bismuth. there must be considerable testing of design to insure the device turns on at the proper time and acheives the required intensity.

(Prof. Jones, if you are passing by, did I translate the "alpha" symbol correctly?)


From Epstein's article;

Polonium-210 is of great interest to the UN's nuclear proliferation watchdogs because it is a critical component in early-stage nuclear bombs. Both America and Russia used it as part of the trigger in their early bombs. So did most, if not all, countries with clandestine nuclear programs, including Israel, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and North Korea. To be sure, some of these nuclear powers shifted to more sophisticated triggers after they tested their weapons. Even so, as a declassified Los Alamos document notes, the detection of Polonium-210 remains "a key indication of a nuclear weapons program in its early stages." So when Polonium-210 was detected in Iraq in 1991, Iran in 2004, and North Korea in October 2006, the concern was that these countries might be trying to build a nuclear weapon.

When Polonium-210 was discovered in London in late November 2006 in Litvinenko's body, however, no such proliferation alarm bells went off. Instead, the police assumed that this component of early-stage nuclear bombs had been smuggled into London solely to commit a murder. It would be as if a suitcase nuclear bomb had been found next to an irradiated corpse in London, and everyone assumed the bomb had been smuggled into the country solely to murder that person. Michael Specter, in the New Yorker, for example, called it the "first known case of nuclear terrorism perpetrated against an individual." But why would anyone use a nuclear weapon to kill an individual, when a knife, bullet, or conventional poison would do the trick more quickly, efficiently, and certainly?

Certainly Polonium-210 is lethal once it gets into the blood stream. Before Litvinenko's death, six people died of exposure to Polonium-210 — two in a radiation lab in France, three in a nuclear facility in Israel, and one in a nuclear research lab in Russia. All resulted from accidental leakage of Polonium-210. Because it is unstable, turning into a gas at 55 degrees Celsius, it is extremely difficult to handle. It is also expensive.


* Like, a really early design;

1. Neutron Initiator

Theoretically workable. Polonium is a well known alpha radiation emitter. Alpha radiation is He atoms stripped of electrons and accelerated towards c. When polonium crushed onto beryllium by explosion, reaction occurs between polonium alpha emissions and beryllium leading to Carbon-12 & 1 neutron. This, in practice, would lead to a predictable neutron flux, sufficient to set off device. Widely known that once critical mass is obtained, in order for bomb to explode, requires fission initiation by neutron generation; this will do the trick. Polonium 210 specifically well known alpha emitter. Gold/nickel foil layer around beryllium is sufficient to prevent pre-reaction prior to explosive compression due to low penetrability of alpha radiation (can’t pass through paper). This allows for long-term storage of initiator.

The Boron-10 shielding is to keep stray (eg cosmic ray generated) neutrons from pre-initiating the chain reaction.

The polonium in the initiator has a short, half-year halflife.

The inner layer of the Be sphere is etched with grooves, these will create Be jets when imploded (shaped charge effect) which mixes the Be and Po very quickly.

Paul Craig Roberts is an asset...

While unimpressed by his credentials as the father of Reaganomics, Paul Craig Roberts proves with every article he writes what a great asset to 9/11 Truth.

You've got to love his somewhat sarcastic tone in the following:

"It is a perfect read for Americans who need their dose of reality to be watered down with fiction and delivered as entertainment..."

It's so true and shows real wit!

Thanks for the link and thank you Mr. Paul Craig Roberts.

Paul Craig Roberts
...don't believe them!