Breaking the Spell with 9-11 Truth


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September 7, 2008

Breaking the Spell with 9-11 Truth

By Carol Wolman

Here we are, 7 long years later, and they’re still getting away with it. There has been no real investigation of 9-11, and 9-11 truth advocates are still labelled “fringe”, “paranoid”, “conspiracy theorists”. The country has bought the lie. We are under a spell.

Someone asked my opponent in the coming election, Rep. Mike Thompson (Dem CA-1) whether he thought 9-11 might be an inside job. His response: “70% of the country thinks that Elvis is still alive”.

I attended a 9-11 truth rally yesterday.

Richard Gage, an architect who is organizing Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth (460 members so far), spoke about the obvious lies in the official coverup report. The three towers could only have been brought down so quickly by thousands of thermite or thermate “cutters” strategically planted ahead of time in all three building. Gage pointed out the fact that all the concrete was pulverized into fine dust, the steel framework was shattered or melted, molten rivers of metal flowed on the site for weeks afterwards. This was a highly sophisticated operation that could not have been planned from a cave in Afghanistan.

A New York cop, whose beat included the World Trade Center, talked about the powerdown in the North Tower two weeks before the attack, while the new security company, Marvin Bush’s company, did something with heavy equipment and lots of wires.

A letter was read from Captain Philip Marshall who just published False Flag 911: How Bush, Cheney and the Saudis Created the Post-911 World

He writes: Our investigation had also brought us to the training of the hijackers because the expert levels of airmanship displayed in the attacks raised red flags of suspicion. …The 911 Commission Report maintained that these pilots were flying Boeing 757s and 767s for the first time. They concluded that in the very first minute in an actual 767 cockpit, one hijacker was able to fly the plane from a cruise altitude of 31,000 feet into a sustained power dive, level out, find his target and hit the south tower of the World Trade Center at an indicated airspeed of 465 knots. The Pentagon plane was even more suspicious in that the 90 foot building was hit at around the same phenomenal airspeed of 460 knots following an absolute perfect 330 degree steep turn at 2,500 feet while in a sustained descent. Any experienced airline pilot knows that this expert level of airmanship is impossible without repeated and intense training. According to the 911 Commission, these were the first flights and the first time that the pilot/hijackers had touched (flown) these highly sophisticated airliners or any airplane larger than single-engine propeller airplanes. Impossible!

These are just a few examples of the outrageous inconsistencies in the official 9-11 story. Yet most of the country continues to buy it. The speakers yesterday talked about how jolting and upsetting it was to realize, several years later, that we are being lied to over and over, and how it took them several days to readjust their thinking.

President Bush told the Republican Convention last Tuesday night that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are still reverberating around the world, and voters must elect John McCain as president “to protect America.”

This shows how central 9-11 still is to the whole Republican agenda. It provides the excuse for fascist legislation, for invading other nations illegally, for executive abuses of power of all sorts.

If it could be proven that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld, perhaps Rice, Guiliani and a few others, expedited 9-11, they could be tried for treason, because they attacked the American people directly. Treason cannot be pardoned.

9-11 is the key to the whole neocon agenda. Their script, as laid out in the PNAC report of 2000, a year prior to 9-11, says that America would be attacked by terrorists, so Bush could declare an endless war on terror. As Commander-in-Chief of a nation at war, he has enormous power to issue executive orders and disregard Congress.

Bush has used it to the fullest, obeying the letter of the law when he can, getting Congress to cover his butt retroactively, as with the new FISA law, calling on executive privilege when necessary. In essence, he has rendered Congress powerless and made himself king. Meanwhile, he has used the media and the constant terror warnings to place the American people under an evil spell of fear and compliance.

If the American people could be convinced that 9-11 was an inside job, the spell would be broken and the power of the executive would revert to the limits set on it by the US Constitution. But mountains of evidence have failed to convince the people- they are so unwilling to believe that our leaders could be that evil.

Since Bush cloaks himself in the mantle of Christianity, and even now can count on devotion from ¼ to 1/3 of the voters, it’s hard to challenge his statement that his motive is “to protect America”. Of course, we need to point to the enormous profits he and Cheney have made from the Iraq war, justified by 9-11, via their companies Carlyle and Halliburton. How can they serve two masters, America and their own bank accounts?

Don’t blame Jesus because people are misusing his name.

Matthew 7 (KJV) 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Jesus’ favorite word for the Pharisees of his day was “hypocrite”. How well this word applies to Bush and Cheney, who swear their motive is solely to protect the American people! Their goal is clearly to gouge us, keep us under surveillance, label us “terrorists” so we can be arrested at their will, and use our tax money to wage their profitable wars- profitable for them, that is. They should have been impeached long ago.

Now we have the hoopla of the presidential election to distract us from impeachment. We’re told “it’s too late”. “Let’s move on”. Barack Obama is against impeachment. Of course, McCain – how aptly named Son of Cain- is also against it.

It’s not too late. As long as Bush and Cheney are in office, up until Jan 20, 2009, they can be impeached by the House of Representatives. It only takes a simple majority. And their crimes continue to pile up.

Right now, Bush is doing his best to provoke Russia into a new cold war, which could easily turn hot, and nuclear. First, our client state Georgia, right after a visit from Condee Rice, murdered 1500 Russian peacekeepers in their beds, in South Ossetia. The attack occurred at midnight, against unarmed civilians who were sleeping. Russia promptly chased the Georgian army out and took some retaliatory measures- for that, they are labeled “aggressors” by the puppet press.

Then the US sent “humanitarian aid” in the form of nuclear tipped missiles to Georgia. Is that provocative?

Then, missile defense treaties were signed with Poland and Czechoslovakia, Russia’s neighbors. This is equivalent to Russia placing missiles in Cuba in 1962. We all know about the Cuban missile crisis, 3 days of waiting with bated breath for the world to end.

And a huge American fleet is assembling in Iranian waters, rumored to be starting a partial blockade. Russia and Iran are close military allies.

So Americans are being told, if we are told anything, that Russia is now our enemy, allied with Iran, and we need to take strong measures.

We are in a crisis situation, entirely provoked by the US. Most people don’t even realize it, and go about their business, oblivious. If they still support Bush, they believe he’s being unfairly attacked. If they don’t, they are looking to Obama to save the day. They are spellbound by the mainstream media’s focus on the presidential election.

Meanwhile, the underlying menace is felt, and the level of unconscious fear rises. The anxiety that was started with 9-11 turns voters toward an authoritarian father figure, at least that’s the psy-ops theory. McCain must be elected “to protect America” because we are at still at war, now indirectly with Russia- even scarier.

The ONLY way to prevent a major war is impeachment, before it’s too late.

Congress refuses to open this can of worms. Bottom line- the Democrats are just as invested in the war economy as the Republicans, They also can’t afford to have the lies exposed. Congressional candidates need the money from the military /industrial /oil lobby to fund their campaigns and their junkets.

We the People are the only force that can change things. We’re exhausted, burned out, frustrated with the endless lies and stonewalling coming out of DC. But if we don’t put out maximum effort now, in the next two months, our country may be doomed to bankruptcy and despotism, if not nuclear war. We still have a window, before the election, to be heard.

And here’s where the 9-11 Truth Movement is crucial. As more and more professionals like Richard Gage and Captain Marshall and the anonymous NY cop step forward, the truth becomes harder and harder to deny. We can break the spell even at this late date.

Where do you, reader, stand on 9-11? Are you satisfied with the government’s explanation? Do you prefer not to think about it? Do you ignore the massive evidence that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice were all complicit, and helped to bring about this attack on America? If you believe they are traitors, what will you do about it?

As our group of 9-11 truthers marched through the streets of San Francisco yesterday, handing out our brochures and shouting “Wake up America”! we got a warm reception. But agreement is not enough. We need to mobilize the peoples’ outrage, against the traitorous Bush administration and the Congress which has enabled it to maintain and increase control.

We need to push for impeachment now, and elect new people to Congress, who will put the country on the path of truth and justice.

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Authors Bio: Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she has written extensively on the psychology of our times. She is a cochair of Bay Area Impeach Bush-Cheney. You can join or form a local group at She ran for Congress in '06, and is now a Gteen candidate for Congress in CA district 1. She is a coordinator of The New Broom Coalition, for a clean sweep of Congress.


Excellent article

Thank you Carol.

However I have zero hope at this point that Congress will act on impeachment. John Conyers has let this languish since April. The illegal spying started before 9/11, such that by 9/11/01, they had the goods on everybody in Congress, apparently they are all being blackmailed. There is no other way to understand the lack of opposition coming from the so-called opposition party.

Americans have become a selfish, greedy and cowardly people. They are more concerned with the tiniest problems of their own individual lives than they are with the fate of the human race. They believe they can attain happiness if only their own job, marriage, diet, sex life, children are okay, as if none of this is dependent on a larger structure.

It's a bit like the mattress in the road quiz. You find yourself waiting in a long line of cars, waiting, waiting, as you creep forward. Finally you get to the thing that is causing the hold-up: a mattress in the road. You now have your opportunity to scoot around it and be on your way--but a long line of cars still waits behind you.

Do you stop and move the mattress, clearing the road for the thousands yet to come behind you? Or do you seize your chance and speed away?

If no one cares enough to take a few minutes to do something for the good of the whole, then our greed and selfishness ultimately destroys us all. That seems to be the situation we are in now. If the bombs start falling, your gated community and your child's admittance to Yale will not protect you.