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The Road to Armageddon By Paul Craig Roberts

From Op Ed News:

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February 25, 2010

The Road to Armageddon

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Washington Times is a newspaper that looks with favor upon the Bush/Cheney/Obama/neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East and favors making terrorists pay for 9/11. Therefore, I was surprised to learn on February 24 that the most popular story on the paper's website for the past three days was the "Inside the Beltway" report, "Explosive News," about the 31 press conferences in cities in the US and abroad on February 19 held by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization of professionals which now has 1,000 members.

I was even more surprised that the news report treated the press conference seriously.How did three World Trade Center skyscrapers suddenly disintegrate into fine dust? How did massive steel beams in three skyscrapers suddenly fail as a result of short-lived, isolated, and low temperature fires? "A thousand architects and engineers want to know, and are calling on Congress to order a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7," reports the Washington Times.

The paper reports that the architects and engineers have concluded that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology provided "insufficient, contradictory and fraudulent accounts of the circumstances of the towers' destruction" and are "calling for a grand jury investigation of NIST officials."

The newspaper reports that Richard Gage, the spokesperson for the architects and engineers said: "Government officials will be notified that "Misprision of Treason,' U.S. Code 18 (Sec. 2382) is a serious federal offense, which requires those with evidence of treason to act. The implications are enormous and may have profound impact on the forthcoming Khalid Sheik Mohammed trial."

There is now an organization, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth. At the main press conference in San Francisco, Eric Lawyer,the head of that organization, announced the firefighters' support for the architects and engineers' demands. He reported that no forensic investigation was made of the fires that are alleged to have destroyed the three buildings and that this failure constitutes a crime.

Mandated procedures were not followed, and instead of being preserved and investigated, the crime scene was destroyed. He also reported that there are more than one hundred first responders who heard and experienced explosions and that there is radio, audio and video evidence of explosions.

Also at the press conference, physicist Steven Jones presented the evidence of nano-thermite in the residue of the WTC buildings found by an international panel of scientists led by University of Copenhagen nano-chemist Professor Niels Harrit. Nano-thermite is a high-tech explosive/pyrotechnic capable of instantly melting steel girders.

Before we yell "conspiracy theory," we should be aware that the architects, engineers, firefighters, and scientists offer no theory. They provide evidence that challenges the official theory. This evidence is not going to go away.

If expressing doubts or reservations about the official story in the 9/11 Commission Report makes a person a conspiracy theory kook, then we have to include both co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission and the Commission's legal counsel, all of whom have written books in which they clearly state that they were lied to by government officials when they conducted their investigation, or, rather, when they presided over the investigation conducted by executive director Philip Zelikow, a member of President George W. Bush's transition team and Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and a co-author of Bush Secretary of State Condi "Mushroom Cloud" Rice.

There will always be Americans who will believe whatever the government tells them no matter how many times they know the government has lied to them. Despite expensive wars that threaten Social Security and Medicare, wars based on non-existent Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, non-existent Saddam Hussein connections to al Qaida, non-existent Afghan participation in the 9/11 attacks, and the non-existent Iranian nukes that are being hyped as the reason for the next American war of aggression in the Middle East, more than half of the U.S. population still believes the fantastic story that the government has told them about 9/11, a Muslim conspiracy that outwitted the entire Western world.

Moreover, it doesn't matter to these Americans how often the government changes its story. For example, Americans first heard of Osama bin Laden because the Bush regime pinned the 9/11 attacks on him. Over the years video after video was served up to the gullible American public of bin Laden's pronouncements. Experts dismissed the videos as fakes, but Americans remained their gullible selves. Then suddenly last year a new 9/11 "mastermind" emerged to take bin Laden's place, the captive Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the detainee waterboarded 183 times until he confessed to masterminding the 9/11 attack.

In the Middle Ages confessions extracted by torture constituted evidence, but self-incrimination has been a no-no in the U.S. legal system since our founding. But with the Bush regime and the Republican federal judges, whom we were assured would defend the U.S. Constitution, the self-incrimination of Sheik Mohammed stands today as the only evidence the U.S. government has that Muslim terrorists pulled off 9/11.

If a person considers the feats attributed to Khalid Sheik Mohammed, they are simply unbelievable. Sheik Mohammed is a more brilliant, capable superhero than V in the fantasy movie, "V for Vendetta." Sheik Mohammed outwitted all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies along with those of all U.S. allies or puppets, including Israel's Mossad. No intelligence service on earth, or all of them combined, was a match for Sheik Mohammed.

Sheik Mohammed outwitted the U.S. National Security Council, Dick Cheney, the Pentagon, the State Department, NORAD, the U.S. Air Force, and Air Traffic Control. He caused Airport Security to fail four times in one morning. He caused the state-of-the-art air defenses of the Pentagon to fail, allowing a hijacked airliner, which was off course all morning while the U.S. Air Force, for the first time in history, was unable to get aloft intercepter aircraft, to crash into the Pentagon.

Sheik Mohammed was able to perform these feats with unqualified pilots.

Sheik Mohammed, even as a waterboarded detainee, has managed to prevent the FBI from releasing the many confiscated videos that would show, according to the official story, the hijacked airliner hitting the Penagon.

How naive do you have to be to believe that any human, or for that matter Hollywood fantasy character, is this powerful and capable?

If Sheik Mohammed has these superhuman capabilities, how did the incompetent Americans catch him? This guy is a patsy tortured into confession in order to keep the American naifs believing the government's conspiracy theory.

What is going on here is that the U.S. government has to bring the 9/11 mystery to an end. The government must put on trial and convict a culprit so that it can close the case before it explodes. Anyone waterboarded 183 times would confess to anything.

The U.S. government has responded to the evidence being arrayed against its outlandish 9/11 conspiracy theory by redefining the war on terror from external to internal enemies. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on February 21 that American extremists are now as big a concern as international terrorists. Extremists, of course, are people who get in the way of the government's agenda, such as the 1,000 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. The group used to be 100, now it is 1,000. What if it becomes 10,000?

Cass Sunstein, an Obama regime official, has a solution for the 9/11 skeptics: Infiltrate them and provoke them into statements and actions that can be used to discredit or to arrest them. But get rid of them at all cost.

Why employ such extreme measures against alleged kooks if they only provide entertainment and laughs? Is the government worried that they are on to something?

Instead, why doesn't the U.S. government simply confront the evidence that is presented and answer it?

If the architects, engineers, firefighters, and scientists are merely kooks, it would be a simple matter to acknowledge their evidence and refute it. Why is it necessary to infiltrate them with police agents and to set them up?

Many Americans would reply that "their" government would never even dream of killing Americans by hijacking airliners and destroying buildings in order to advance a government agenda. But on February 3, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that the U.S. government can assassinate its own citizens when they are overseas. No arrest, trial, or conviction of a capital crime is necessary. Just straight out murder.

Obviously, if the U.S. government can murder its citizens abroad it can murder them at home, and has done so. For example, 100 Branch Davidians were murdered in Waco, Texas, by the Clinton administration for no legitimate reason. The government just decided to use its power knowing that it could get away with it, which it did.

Americans who think "their" government is some kind of morally pure operation would do well to familiarize themselves with Operation Northwoods. Operation Northwoods was a plot drawn up by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff for the CIA to commit acts of terrorism in American cities and fabricate evidence blaming Castro so that the U.S. could gain domestic and international support for regime change in Cuba. The secret plan was nixed by President John F. Kennedy and was declassified by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board. It is available online in the National Security Archive. There are numerous online accounts available, including Wikipedia. James Bamford's book, Body of Secrets, also summarizes the plot:

"Operation Northwoods, which had the written approval of the Chairman [Gen. Lemnitzer] and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war."

Prior to 9/11 the American neoconservatives were explicit that the wars of aggression that they intended to launch in the Middle East required "a new Pearl Harbor."

For their own good and that of the wider world, Americans need to pay attention to the growing body of experts who are telling them that the government's account of 9/11 fails their investigation. 9/11 launched the neoconservative plan for U.S. world hegemony.

As I write, the U.S. government is purchasing the agreement of foreign governments that border Russia to accept U.S. missile interceptor bases. The U.S. intends to ring Russia with U.S. missile bases from Poland through central Europe and Kosovo to Georgia, Azerbaijan and central Asia. U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke declared on February 20 that al Qaida is moving into former central Asian constituent parts of the Soviet Union, such as Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. Holbrooke is soliciting U.S. bases in these former Soviet republics under the guise of the ever-expanding "war on terror."

The U.S. has already encircled Iran with military bases. The U.S. government intends to neutralize China by seizing control over the Middle East and cutting China off from oil.

This plan assumes that Russia and China, nuclear armed states, will be intimidated by U.S. anti-missile defenses and acquiesce to U.S. hegemony and that China will lack oil for its industries and military.

The U.S. government is delusional. Russian military and political leaders have responded to the obvious threat by declaring NATO a direct threat to the security of Russia and by announcing a change in Russian war doctrine to the pre-emptive launch of nuclear weapons. The Chinese are too confident to be bullied by a washed-up American "superpower."

The morons in Washington are pushing the envelope of nuclear war. The insane drive for American hegemony threatens life on earth. The American people, by accepting the lies and deceptions of "their" government, are facilitating this outcome.

Author's Bio: Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has held numerous academic appointments. He has been reporting shocking cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new edition of his book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions, co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, a documented account of how Americans lost the protection of law, was published by Random House in March, 2008. His latest book, How The Economy Was Lost, has just been published by CounterPunch/AK Press."

Mike Malloy

read this entire piece on his show tonight. There was quite a bit of conversation about false flag terror, 9/11, Operation Northwoods.....and NOW WHAT DO WE DO?!!!!

THIS Is the article to share....

...with anyone we know who is "borderline" or non-committed regarding their stance on
the necessity for a new 9/11 investigation. Erudite and clearly stated, Roberts'
article sums up the situation right up to the present moment - and screams to be
made viral.

A5 booklet made

I've made an A5 format booklet of this article, with some suggestions for further reading at the end. It's 8 pages, so needs just 2 sheets of A4. Download the PDF from http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=ac1039fd00817eecd2db6fb9a8902bda

Mike Malloy is one of my favorites. He knows what's up.

The station he was on here in the belly of the beasts (DFW TEXAS) went broke. I no longer have internet service at home since I have had to drastically cut back on everything. I still get online, but not as often. I may be the first to start a chapter of Homeless For 911 Truth.

Many More Will Read it Here:

Which day? Where in the 3 hours?

Was it the 2/25 Mike Malloy show? About where in the broadcast was it? I'd like to hear it.

Fred W

Got it!

About 18 min into the first hour. Can bittorrent it at:

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5394025/Mike_Malloy_Show_-_Feb_25_2010

Fred W

Another reason why American's should take action

I've noticed that many of the people I've interacted with seem to have a general state of apathy with respect to 911. It's hard to deny the evidence when they are presented it, yet a lot of people tend to have this attitude like "well, what you say may be true, but I can't do anything about it and my life is not going to change substantially anyway, so what do I care". I guess this attitude is better than complete denial, but is not really what I'm hoping for.

I've tried to use phrases like, "don't you care that there are mass murderers walking in our midst" or "do you realize the wars are directly attributed to 9/11 and they are costing you lots of money". But these and other challenges don't seem to have the effect I'm hoping for.

But Paul Craig Roberts paints a portrait of something that I hadn't really considered before - truly a scarey thought. Maybe I can use this in my attempts to get people to care enough to take some action.

Yup

I have run into the same thing with my friends and relatives. Some are willing to say that I am probably right. None are interested in becoming activists.

1781 and 1917 ... Who Would Have Thought?

lemmingbar,

just keep spreading the truth. You will end up recruiting a small fraction, and that's the way it has always been. Only 3% of American males joined the Continental Army, managing to defeat the greatest empire the world has ever known. The Bolsheviks (a minority within a minority) took control of Russia, spreading their ideology to Eastern Europe, China, Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, etc.

We're fighting a war of words, and the Truth happens to be on our side. Take solace in that, and continue the propagandizing. I'm not saying we will win (even George and Lenin had their doubts), but I know we won't win if we stop speaking truth.

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

What!?

«The Bolsheviks (a minority within a minority) took control of Russia.»
Is this supposed to be our example? A coup made by a minority? Please keep Lenin out of this.

Oh, Boy!

Felix5,

I'm not suggesting any of the two historical examples be imitated by the 9/11 Truth Movement. They were just examples used of what a small group can accomplish! Don't be so literal!

And you forgot to read the rest of my comment, "We're fighting a war of WORDS, and the Truth happens to be on our side. Take solace in that, and continue the PROPAGANDIZING. I'm not saying we will win (even George and Lenin had their doubts), but I know we won't win if we stop SPEAKING truth."

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

Sure we'll win, by the majority

And as Cindy Sheehan says, the robbed class is much bigger than the robber class.

Cadres Motivate

Felix5,

yes, but the majority was created and will be moved by that small cadre of activists...US! The masses will always follow, and we have something more important than money or the lack there of....we have the absolute truth on our side!

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

Thanks for pointing that out

Brian,

Thanks for pointing out the 3% statistic. It does give my spirits a lift to think about that. Even the Bolsheviks point I thought was pretty good (though it is understandable why Felix had a concern).

I haven't spent much time digging through the detailed history these two groups (other than what you get taught in high-school). Do you have any insight about how these two groups accomplished what they did given their small numbers. More specifically, do you have any insight into whether any of the strategies and tactics that these two groups used would be applicable to our modern-day campaign?

SACRED STUBBORNESS

lemmingbar,

great question! For ten minutes or so I wished you had not asked such a tough question. Then I remembered all of us do know the answer from what we were taught in grade school about George Washington and the Roman Republic.

If you watch the History Channel documentaries on Rome and the Continental Army, what do they have in common (and George Washington, I suspect, knew this)? They NEVER gave up. If Rome lost its legions in a battle, what did Rome do? Rome formed new legions. And if those new legions were destroyed, what then did Rome do? Well, they formed new legions and went after the enemy until the enemy just plain got tired and departed. Rome could lose every battle, but they won the war.

The same with the Continental Army. They lost far more battles then they won, and simply wore out the British.

The answer to your question is a SACRED STUBBORNESS because ultimate defeat is not an option. Rome and George Washington were very serious about their survival and weren't going to allow defeats on the field of combat dictate the survival of their ideals/beliefs.

Every day that the sun sets without seeing justice for the 3,000 and the over one-million who have perished in Iraq and Afghanistan, is a defeat for the 9/11 Truth Movement. Sacred stubbornness, however, pushes us on until we win.

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

Sunstein...Russia Today...9/11...

Just something to keep an alert eye upon here.

I see quite a bit of media coverage of 9/11 on Russia Today.

There are many ways for infiltration to take place...9/11 exposes ALL of the US governement, the Pentagon, the Intel agencies, the Military Industrial Complex, the Ivy League's roles in manufacturing and then getting their choices for Presidents of the United States elected [ Sunstein and Obombya are Ivy guys...as are the Bushes, Kerry, Gore...etc], and of course, the Mockingbird Media which reliably misinforms the public on que.

None of these entities mebtioned above are looking forward to the truths about 9/11 that we are uncovering.

Just an instinctive warning from me about how our governement's moles work...

9/11 TRUTH for World PEACE and JUSTICE

Robin Hordon
Kingston, WA

Excellent article

Thanks Paul.

misprision of treason context

This is an especially powerful article. At first I wondered about its title, Road to Armageddon. But when reading Paul Craig Roberts' concluding paragraph I understood:

"The morons in Washington are pushing the envelope of nuclear war. The insane drive for American hegemony threatens life on earth. The American people, by accepting the lies and deceptions of "their" government, are facilitating this outcome."

This article makes much use of the significance of the February 19 press conferences, and even mentioned where the truth movement may be headed. A group of truth leaders are working on this draft statement for citizens to reverse the current direction pathway to Armageddon:

Working Draft: Misprision of Treason 9/11 Peace Action

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Fit to transmit in post Cassini flyby era
<>~<> www.FlybyNews.com <>~<>
for life's survival in the 21st Century
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

...

I agree that this is a powerful article. I hope it goes viral.

I wrote a comment for you about the working 'Misprision of Treason' draft, here.

Indeed, this is THE article...

... that can be shared with anyone. Please circulate.

Is the article raising discussion at OpEdNews? I cannot access the site now.

Site is up

The site is up, the article is a "primary headline". It has 16 "must read" scores, 9 "well said" scores, and 7 "valuable scores". This is rare. There are 33 comments, there should be more. For convenience, the link is: http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Road-to-Armageddon-by-Paul-Craig-Ro...

It needs more support. If you blog, publish it and help it go viral.

Regards

"Big Lie Unraveling / 9/11 Cover Up"- #6 @opednews

Another 9/11 Story at OpEdNews. Currently at #6. Worth clicking a number of times

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Big-Lie-Unraveling--9-11-by-Allen-L-Rol...

Big Lie Unraveling / 9/11 Cover Up

By Allen L Roland

For OpEdNews: Allen L Roland - Writer
"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies.": Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) Source: Mein Kampf

The big lie of 9/11 is slowly unraveling as more than 1,000 worldwide architects and engineers now support the call for a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. http://snipurl.com/ufknh
Read the rest: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Big-Lie-Unraveling--9-11-by-Allen-L-Rol...

Watch out? Something fishy, right below Roberts' article

I noticed a 9-11 book very prominently advertised on the Op Ed News page featuring Roberts' op-ed piece. It looks rather kooky to me. I hope others will look too, and decide. Here are some excerpts from the author's own description of the book (at his website):

"I knew that buildings could not collapse into their own footprint, in perfect symmetry unless there was a specific system of explosives installed for that very purpose. Clearly, 911 went far beyond the capacity of Afghani terrorists.

"This realization set me on a virtual vendetta to find the truth. Within two months I made my first, breathtaking discovery: the three primary targets of the WTC complex were arranged in the same pattern as the pyramids of Giza! Familiar with the many inclusions of Egyptian symbolism throughout American history, (not the least of which is the one dollar bill) a virtual treasure chest of clues opened before me. I quickly began to unravel the treasonous motives and methods behind America’s greatest tragedy in a way no one else had. "

...

"The Real 911 therefore, will be of special interest to Christians, theologians and anyone else who has ever asked the biggest question of all time, “Why are we here?” Whether you fancy the creation vs. evolution debate, Christianity vs. pagans, Catholic vs. Protestant issues, the end times, or evidence for divine authorship of the Bible, The Real 911 contains research and evidence that you will find no where else.

"After nearly three years of writing, research and development, I can now warn the world of the evils that await mankind if we are not thoroughly prepared. Although terrorism is scary, mankind’s biggest enemy, revealed on September 11th 2001 is much more terrifying, and much more deadly."

Automatically served up ads?

I believe (may be wrong) that ads on the site are served up automatically by software that looks at the article for key words. I don't think that there is a choice made by the OEN editors. Does anybody else know for sure?

Excellent!

Stopping Armegeddon is a fairly compelling reason to reinvestigate 911.

Post it. Share it.