Steve Alten on Air America 4.18.2008 & more endorsements

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Tonight (Friday 4.18.2008) at 9:15 ET, AIR AMERICA host Richard Greene will have The SHELL GAME author Steve Alten as his guest, along with 9/11 activist Bill Douglas. This will be the first in a series of Air America programs on 9/11 truth, leading up to May's MONTH OF TRUTH series on Air America that will involve the first REAL DEBATES on 9/11 issues, featuring major 9/11 researchers/experts debating qualified counter arguers defending the official story.

This historic series is a result of 9/11 truth organizations uniting around a singular focused endeavor.

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Two more endorsements for the Week of Truth campaign below the fold from Steve Bhaerman and Sander Hicks.

Only YOU Can Prevent Truth Decay
by Steve Bhaerman - April 17, 2008

Dear Friends,

You may be wondering whatever became of Notes From the Trail in recent weeks. For one thing, I've been totally immersed in finishing my part of the Spontaneous Evolution book draft, which is now with our editor. For another, travels have taken me to Massachusetts, Hawaii and now back to the East Coast for shows in Charlottesville, the Washington, D.C. area, and Asheville, North Carolina.

Throughout it all I've been reading and absorbing the various political missives, both inside and outside the matrix. In the electoral world of binary choices, I still prefer Obama to Hillary as I think his message and means more closely approach the paradigm shift that is needed. However, the more important conversation right now is in the "outside the matrix" domain.

Over the past few weeks, I have been inundated with emails regarding economic collapse, the imminent bombing of Iran, martial law, and creeping fascism perpetrated by fascist creeps. Unfortunately, none of these alarming messages come with any strategic action attached, other than one call for a general strike. Personally, as a FUNdamentalist (accent on "fun") I suspect that a general ball would have more takers.

This e-mail, however, is about a specific action that can begin to make a difference. Nearly two years ago, a Zogby poll found that one third of Americans believe forces in our government were complicit in the 9/11 attacks -- all this in spite of mainstream media's refusal to in any way acknowledge anything contradicting the official 9/11 conspiracy theory. In his most recent book, 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press, David Ray Griffin specifically appeals to the media and to Congress to investigate the actual and documented contradictions between testimony and the 9/11 Commission's conclusions. I plan to do a more extensive review of this book sometime soon, but the most blatant area of contradiction has to do with the eye-witness testimony released after the Commission made its report.

This testimony -- mostly from police and fire-fighters on the scene -- suggests that the Twin Towers collapse (not to mention Building 7) were planned demolitions. Statement after statement -- again, primarily from people who have been around fires, explosions and demolitions -- mention a series of explosions and compare the pancake collapse of the buildings to planned demolitions. Many of these candid statements were made before the official story was in place, and before witnesses were strongly encouraged to "re-remember" what they saw differently.

While many thinking people of conscience roll their eyes at any mention of an alternative 9/11 story, consider that the response to the attacks are at the foundation of so many of the other problems we face today. Were it not for the attacks, the Administration would have had no excuse to attack Iraq or impose de facto martial law. Bush would not have been re-elected in 2004 as a "war president." And we likely wouldn't be facing the extreme financial meltdown mitigated by bottomless war spending.

A Likelier Story

As we allow ourselves to examine a more likely story than the one that's been shoved down our throats, we might consider Herman Goering's frank testimony at the Nuremberg trials, "Naturally the common people don't want war ... But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

Indeed, in a peace-loving country like the United States, just about every war since the Mexican War has been triggered by an "incident" where American soldiers or ships were wantonly attacked, thus warranting retaliation. In the Spanish American war, it was the sinking of the battleship Maine in Havana harbor. America's entry into World War I was triggered by the sinking of a passenger ship, the Lusitania. Pearl Harbor was our reason for entering World War II, and escalation of Vietnam came about because of the "Gulf of Tonkin incident."

However, when you look beneath the surface, the story is just that ... a story. In the case of the Maine, there has never been any conclusive proof that the explosion was caused by a mine in the harbor. The Lusitania, it turns out, was a passenger ship that was secretly carrying armaments from America to Britain, and thus technically "a war ship" and a fair target. Oh, and according to recently declassified National Security Agency documents, the Gulf of Tonkin "attack" never occured. There was some enemy fire, but it was in response to South Vietnamese boats firing on North Vietnamese targets.

Even Pearl Harbor, the incident that caused America's entry into the closest thing to a "holy war," or at least a wholly-justified one, is tainted. Thanks to a book called Day of Deceit by Robert Stinnett -- based on documents released via the Freedom of Information Act -- we now know that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had foreknowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack, and allowed it to happen. According to Stinnett, there was a secret U.S. Navy monitoring station at Pearl Harbor that was intercepting Japanese codes prior to the December 7th attack. An intercepted message sent November 25th read: "...the task force, keeping its movements strictly secret and maintaining close guard against submarines and aircraft, shall advance into Hawaiian waters, and upon the very opening of hostilities shall attack the main force of the United States fleet in Hawaii and deal it a mortal blow..."

When we apply the wisdom of pattern recognition, though, we must face the likelihood that a "surprise attack" is the unlikeliest story of all. So what do we do about it? It turns out that there is a work of "fiction" called The Shell Game that presents an alternative story of what happened that day and why. By sending this book up the best-seller list, we can force mainstream media to address the issue. My friend Kyle Hence is involved in such a campaign. In just one day, the book went from #500 to # 147.

Here is a perfect opportunity to feed two birds with one scone. First, it is a way to financially support a courageous author. Second, it is a way to break the 9/11 story through the soundless barrier. You can read more here.

Please buy the book yourself, and send this email to friends. If this campaign is successful, we can activate our community of millions of aware people to do the same thing with David Ray Griffin's book, and books that focus on other under-reported stories -- like Mark Crispin Miller's book, Fooled Again about the stolen elections.

There are only a few ways we the people can impact the political conversation at election time. But through the wise and focused use of our economic clout, we can move mountains. Let's begin here. If we dismantle the official 9/11 story, we dismantle not just this regime, but the rule of lawlessness it has spawned. There is no savior who can wave a wand and release us from the spell of lies, fear and criminality. This time it is up to us.

Let us please take this first step.


Week of Truth
by Sander Hicks - Thu, 17 Apr 2008

We are all in the middle of the “Week of Truth” grassroots media campaign. All activists for peace and truth need to band together on this one. Despite the corporate media’s disdain for such things, we are going to make “The Shell Game” a top seller on Amazon. Already, by getting on national radio yesterday, “The Shell Game” got into the top ten of certain categories on Amazon. Let’s keep up the HEAT!

This is the link:

We’re asking people to go there, to link there, to buy the Shell Game there. Shell Game is a thriller, around peak oil, and 9/11 truth, and it was reviewed favorably in the latest issue of New York Megaphone.

Shell Game Ranking

THE SHELL GAME Sales Rank: #62 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

Popular in these categories: (What's this?)
#1 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > War
#3 in Books > Literature & Fiction > United States
#4 in Books > Literature & Fiction > World Literature

Steve Alten should DUO with Gage or Griffin.

911 Contradictions is selling well too. I think it also got a boost from this effort.
I'll also add that Alten will do fine with an ally as interviewer as opposed to a jack-ass.

911 CONTRADICTIONS Sales Rank: #1,388 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

Popular in these categories: (What's this?)
#2 in Books > Nonfiction > Government > Federal Government
#2 in Books > Nonfiction > Current Events > September 11
#5 in Books > History > United States > 21st Century

Just so everyone knows...

As of right now, it's #14 in Literature & Fiction OVERALL which means it's on the front page of that particular list. :D

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

There is no debate...

Philip Zelikow was completely and totally discredited, and the 9/11 Commission right along with him.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

Jon Great Call!!

Your the man. Getting the job done.!!! Great recollection on all the names of those people who need to be recognized as originators of this movement.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

We've got to succeed.

I want to be clear...

I wholeheartedly agree there needs to be a debate. The kind of debate Richard is talking about. To educate the public.

Edit: Does anyone know where an archive of this show is?

Edit: When I was saying there is no debate (on the show), I wasn't referring to "9/11 was an inside job." I was referring to the fact that the investigation we had was a farce, and that we need a new one. I think in order to first get a new investigation, you have to first prove that the original one was illegitimate.

Edit: Reprehensor just posted the audio.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

I will be listening

9/11 Truth on Air America?! Cool! I still don't know what exactly to make of the promotion of this book but it's hard to argue against this little breakthrough. I truly hope Mr. Alten represents us well, having been ordained as the new de facto spokesman of the day. Please Mr. Alten, stay focused and don't forget WORLD TRADE CENTER 7.

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Great news! Given that The Week Of Truth is not yet half over;

This is great news! Given that The Week Of Truth is not yet half over; and Steve Alten has already been on a major conservative radio station; and Steve Alten along with Bill Douglas are being given a national forum to talk about 911Truth; and given that Air America is apparently planning a MONTH(!) Of Truth; I would say the Week Of Truth is already on its way to being a success. And all of this even BEFORE any best seller list reports regarding The Shell Game. Remarkable.

Richard Greene ~ Clout.

Show your support -

He wants show topics
He wants credible guest requests.
He wants sponsors who'll take care of him.
He wants 100,000 listeners on the fridays of May shows.
We may have to help him, or help him follow Malloy over to NovaM.
Let's do what we can do.

Unfortunately I've lost my posting privileges at Air America for the time being. Working on getting them back.

I just submitted this

Richard Gage and Steven Jones on the Physics of the demolitions.

When we get a program schedule for the Month of Truth we can send it far and wide.

I am listening now. Let's get Richard his 100,000.


This is a big opportunity in my opinion. As big as any other we've had. Let's keep it up.

Richard replayed Alex Jones Show

past thread . . . Richard played Alex Jones interview with Jess Ventura.

(Alex Jones put this on the front page of infowars 9/11 Truth Pod/Section)

Last week he had William Pepper (MLK Truth)

Yo AJ.

I hope (and assume) you are getting this stuff documented. Fridays in May could be big. If we get an honest airing and it builds the bridge for other Air America hosts to break the silence etc. Oh man.

Its in my que (some past shows)

Tuesday March 25, 2008

Air America Radio's Richard Greene chats with Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive Magazine and 9/11 Truth sceptic, about Presidential Directive 51

(35 Minutes - 9 Meg)

Friday February 22, 2008

Air America's Richard Greene (Clout) talks to Les Jamieson about the NY 9/11 Ballot Initiative

(9 Minutes - 3 Meg)

Saturday February 16, 2008

Air America Radio Host Richard Green replays statements by Keith Obermann, Robert Wexler and John Conyers regarding the Bush administration's attempt to gain immunity via legislation for the telecoms who have illegally listened to our phone calls and read our emails.

(7 Minutes - 2 Meg)

Tuesday December 4, 2007

Richard Greene, Host of Air America's Clout, Discusses HR1955, Home Grown Terrorism Bill and Jane Harman

(22 Minutes - 6 Meg)

Saturday August 25, 2007

Air America Host Richard Greene Speaks With David Ray Griffin

(18 Minutes - 3 Meg)

Clout . . Use It!

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(updated - Friday's show)

Friday April 18, 2008
Richard Greene interviews Steve Alten, Author of the Shell Game, and Alten evangelist and Op-Ed contributor Bill Douglas and then takes calls from listeners.

(56 Minutes - 15.9 Meg)

Will everyone please understand that the hard part is exposing t

Steve was brilliant. Steve is here to expose the lie that is the Official Story. Will everyone please understand that the hard part is exposing the lie. The easy parts, once it is understood that this might simply be just one big lie, will be the details -- WTC7, Tower collapses, Pentagon etc. The "public" needs the "context" of the lie first. That is what Steve Alten is doing, providing the "context." Note: These are "general" statements, relating to the public at large. In "general," the public needs to have a feel for the "context" of the lie. When that happens, you have reached the "tipping point." Steve Alten was BRILLIANT! And, I must add, so was Bill Douglas. Bill was perfect for help creating the "context" of Steve Alten's "context."

Steve and The Shell Game are our perfect "context" for exposing the lie. Let's take it and run. And let's be forever grateful to Steve that he has handed us this golden opportunity. Its the only "quick" opportunity we have at the moment. And who knows how many "moments" we have left. Steve has risked everything as pointed out by MIchael Ruppert. Steve is a great patriot.

Industry blowback to "The Shell Game" begins

Author gets dis-invited from LA Times Festival of Books.

Why am I not surprised?

Surely others saw this coming, as well.

The msm and publishing industries are controlled, folks, we already know this and this is why we have gone around them and created our own media channels.

Let's just see how badly he gets treated, support him as best we can and take notes. We can learn and benefit from every experience, and there's always a way to leverage everything in one way or another if we're creative enough.

Get out on the street, brothers and sisters, be civil, listen and respond to the public's questions.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.


"Author gets dis-invited from LA Times Festival of Books"

What reasons were given for that?

After inviting him to speak...

The organizers of the festival advised him that the contents of his book "weren't a good match" for the Thriller audience he was supposed to address.

Even though the book is a "Thriller".