By now you've heard that the CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogations of alleged Al Qaeda members. The interesting part of this story is that the 9/11 Commission claimed that it obtained most of its information about the attacks from these interrogations (and then only indirectly as reported by the military to the Commission).
The main argument of folks pushing the theory that the Twin Towers were brought down with directed energy weapons is that conventional explosives (like thermite) could not have pulverized the concrete into dust as observed in videos of the event.
Are they right?
Well, compare this video of the collapse of the South Tower collapse:
With this video:
See also these videos:
Dr. Steven Jones argues that the molten substance pouring out of the South Tower shortly before its collapse is evidence of the use of thermite to bring down the Twin Towers.
Defenders of the official story have tried to claim that the molten metal was aluminum from the plane which crashed into the South Tower.
Dr. Jones argues that it can't be aluminum because aluminum is silver in color when it is poured (in daylight), while the observed substance was bright yellow-orange.
This essay gathers photographs proving that molten metal is, in fact, silver when poured in daylight.
Here, molten aluminum is orange-yellow in a furnace:
How hot were the fires in the Twin Towers?
Well, NIST itself says that paint tests indicated low steel temps -- 480 Fahrenheit -- "despite pre-collapse exposure to fire". NIST also said that microstructure tests showed no steel reached critical (half-strength) values of 600 Celsius (1112 degrees Fahrenheit) for any significant time.
People assume that the jet fuel which ignited the fires in the Twin Towers made the fires quite hot. However, Thomas Eager, a Professor of Materials Engineering and Engineering Systems at MIT and a defender of the official story explains that the jet fuel actually made the fires cooler:
" . . . the fact that there were 90,000 L of jet fuel on a few floors of the WTC does not mean that this was an unusually hot fire. The temperature of the fire at the WTC was not unusual . . . .
The fact that Hani Hanjour -- the alleged pilot of the Boeing airplane which crashed into the Pentagon -- could not fly at all is now being challenged by apparent CIA informant Louai al-Sakka, who says that it was actually Nawaf al-Hazmi who piloted the plane. Al-Sakka explains that al-Hamzi was a "a veteran operative".
However, al-Hamzi was also a terrible pilot.
According to the New York Times, al-Hamzi's flight instructor, Rick Garza, said:
''They had zero training before they got here, so I told them they had to learn a lot of other things first,'' Mr. Garza said.
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Defenders of the official story about 9/11 argue that people who question that account are too scared of the threat from terrorism, and so create false conspiracies which are less scary . . . in order to reduce their anxieties.
Why do two-thirds of all Americans think it is possible that some federal officials had specific warnings of the 9/11 attacks, but took no action to prevent those attacks?
The defenders of the official version of 9/11 argue that "the high percentage is a manifestation ... of an American public that increasingly distrusts the federal government." In other words, they argue that the approximately 200 million people who say that the emperor has no clothes have an illogical distrust of the emperor, and so they are seeing things.
They've got the whole cause-and-effect thing backwards.
Anti-semitism is one of the most frequent allegations levied by defenders of the government's version of 9/11 against people questioning that account.
Is it true? Are 9/11 activists really anti-semites?
Well, prominent Rabbi Michael Lerner and other Jewish leaders are calling for 9/11 truth. Indeed, Rabbi Lerner says that uncovering the truth of 9/11 has the power to bring positive, lasting change to our nation and to our world.
Both Neoconservatives and Neoliberals hate American values. Just look at what the White House (run by Neocons) and Congress (run by Neolibs) are actually doing right now:
- Allowing election fraud to continue, and working tirelessly to sweep the issue under the rug and "move on"
Initially, that means calling at least a third of the American public -- including millions of high-level military leaders, members of Congress, 9/11 Commissioners, intelligence professionals, legal scholars, heroic first responders, family members of 9/11 victims, and other patriotic Americans -- terrorists.
Moreover, according to the Department of Defense's Military Dictionary, terrorism is "The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological."
When confronted with evidence that temperatures at the World Trade Centers were too high to have been caused by anything other than explosives, defenders of the government story argue that such temperatures were caused by "friction" or "pressure" from the gigantic buildings collapsing in on themselves.
In other words, they argue that tremendous gravitational energy was released by the collapse of the Twin Towers as parts of the buildings crashed into other parts -- which in turn generated sufficient heat to melt and even partially evaporate the Towers' strong structural steel, and to keep the metal at ground zero in a molten state for months after 9/11.
However, a professor emeritus of physics has proven that the collapses themselves could not have melted steel.
Framing The Truth Movement As Terrorists
Bellicose establishment hacks like O'Reilly and Beck pray for another attack so they can blame it on peaceful activists who are putting them to shame
Steve Watson & Paul Joseph Watson
A disturbing trend has emerged amongst establishment "news" hacks who are raising the same talking point ad infinitum, dubbing the global truth movement as "anarchists" and violent individuals who may be aiding terrorists, and praying for another attack in America so they can blame peaceful activists who are consistently putting the Neo-Cons to shame.
Some people get confused by the different theories of what caused the World Trade Centers to collapse on 9/11. And some people assume that "we'll never really know" what happened.
But it is important to understand that scientists can often determine whether or not something occurred even when the direct evidence is no longer available. Moreover, sometimes the most important thing is understanding what did not happen.
Mars and Murder
Scientists often have to test things in clever ways because the thing they're looking for isn't available for testing. In such cases, scientists create tests to see if there is indirect evidence which proves the existence of what they're looking for.
For example, when looking for evidence that life once existed on Mars, scientists look for chemical compounds that are by-products of life. Walking around with a petri dish probably won't yield any samples.
Project Censored's list of the Top 25 Censored Stories is, appropriately, getting wide coverage all over the web.
The 16th censored story from the Project Censored list reads:
#16 No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11
The Muckraker Report, June 6, 2006, and Ithaca Journal, June 29, 2006
Title: “FBI says, ‘No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11’”
Author: Ed Haas
Numerous prominent gatekeepers have recently said that 9/11 truth is a "distraction", and "takes energy away from working on more important issues". Are they right?
Actually, 9/11 is the core issue, the central knot which holds all of the other tyrannical actions of the last 6 years together. When the central knot of 9/11 lies is pulled, it will cause the entire fascist mess to unravel.
• The administration's false claims linking Iraq and 9/11 helped convince a large portion of the American public to invade Iraq. At the time, the Iraq-911 link was at least as important in many people's minds as the fake WMDs as a reason to invade Iraq.
• The trauma of September 11, 2001 is what galvanized many Americans to rally around the Bush administration, to close ranks in a time of peril, and to give the commander in chief his supposed "mandate" (there was obviously election fraud).
The topic of disinformation is a very complicated one. Essays, lengthy papers and whole treatises have been written on the subject. But the very length of most discussions overwhelms people, so that they never get an accurate picture of what disinformation looks like.
So I thought I'd take a crack at a very simple definition of disinformation, something that is short enough to read in two minutes.
* Repeating the same false claims over and over even when people have proven that such claims are contrary to the evidence (for example, the claim that no planes hit the Twin Towers)
* Spending more energy causing in-fighting and disruptions then helping to promote the truth, and causing dedicated activists to waste time rebutting obviously false claims and theories
* Unnecessarily alienating large sections of the population by attacking victims' families, certain religious or ethnic groups, or political parties with no reason
* Calling someone names instead of addressing that person's theories or claimed facts
On 9/11/2001, the wolves got a little cocky, so they got careless. They hadn't washed their costumes, and because they were drunk with power and arrogance at how stupid the sheep were, they only zipped them up part way. So the costumes only covered parts of the wolves ... their wolf faces and the splattered blood of past victims stood out clearly, and it was obvious to any sheep with eyes to see that those strange creatures telling them "we'll protect you from the wolves" were not really sheep.
Did the sheep realize that these strange animals were predators -- who had only exploitation of the sheep in mind? Or did they just go along with the wolves' game, even though this time it was obvious that things did not add up?
The views expressed herein -- like all of the blog posts -- are solely those of the author, and not necessarily those of 911blogger.com.
This is also a first attempt at brainstorming on how to reach the people who are consciously covering up the truth about 9/11. My guesses about motivation are subject to change, and people who have knowledge in this area are welcome to correct my mistakes
Not all of the people who carried out 9/11 and other false flag attacks are hit men who did it for the money. And not all of the people who ordered those attacks did so for the oil and defense industry profits that were justified by 9/11 (what Steven Jones calls "the 9/11 Wars" - the war against the Middle East which 9/11 provided an excuse for).
Though in her short film "The Shock Doctrine" Naomi Klien shows 9-11 as a shock and therefore an "opportunity" (as Bush called it at 11AM on Sept 11th 2001) for the PNAC manifesto to be realised. There is however a second shock associated with 9-11 a delayed shock or an after shock.
The shock of Truth.
As the whole planet experienced the initial shock on 9-11
The myths were told by the News Management teams creating Zelikows' "reality" dreamt up in his schizophrenic "parallel universe":
"They hate our freedoms" "It's a clash of civilisations" "it's blow-back for our foreign policy" "19 men and a dead man's box(cutter)".
and, through these myths, we thought we understood the event in the context of our own world view,
"The king is dead. Long live the king!"
- Announced every time a British king died, and as a way to welcome the new king.
While I strongly believe in keeping hope alive no matter how dire the situation, I also understand that pretending things can improve when they can't is a recipe for disaster.
If you don't discover that your house has mold, you can't fix it and make it healthy. If your doctor doesn't tell the patient he has cancer, the patient has no chance of getting better.
Albert Einstein said "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." If we do the same thing over and over, and it hasn't worked, we should wake up and acknowledge it isn't working. Otherwise, we cannot fix it.
As everyone from Frank Luntz (a conservative pollster) to George Lakoff (a liberal linguist) have shown, political debates are usually won by those who most successfully "frame" the issue in their terms.
One of the ways that the manipulators of public opinion frame issues is to smear by association. For example, in recent fake "Bin Laden" videos, Bin Laden endorses whatever the Neocons are most against at the time. Right now, the Neocons are trying to prop up Pakistani president Musharraf, so they released a new tape of"Bin Laden" urging Muslims to overthrow Musharaf.
Why? Because if Bin Laden says Musharraf has to go, millions of Americans -- in a knee-jerk reaction -- will become convinced that Musharraf must be a good guy who the U.S. should support and protect.
The fascists' view of masculinity is that -- to be a real American man -- you have to rally around the "strong leader", you have to talk tough about the "war on terror", you have to get pleasure out of watching "our team" (the sole superpower) beat the stuffing out of a bunch of third-rate armies like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Okay, listen up guys. Real men don't bluster like George W. Bush or Bill O'Reilly. Real men stand up to fascists.
Our forefathers stood up to the British king and fought for our freedom. Our forefathers stood up to tyrants and won their liberty and freedom.
Of course, actually investigating 9/11 and bringing the perpetrators to justice would be the best way to pull the rug out from under the whole fiasco.
Instead of actually ending the Iraq war, many Democrats today joined Republicans in fiddling around, wasting time and blowing hot air about an advertisement about the war.
And instead of rallying around a bill that would have cut off funding for the war, 20 Democrats voted against it. In response, "Senate Democrats defiantly charged ahead Thursday . . . armed with the mantra that Republicans, along with President Bush, now own the war."
The non-violent means we have so far used to save our Constitution, stop the imposition of a martial law state, and stop World War III seem to have failed*. The neocons are gearing up for an attack on Iran, we're not getting out of Iraq any time soon, people are getting beat up and arrested for exercising their Constitutional rights, the continuity of government plans and Reichstag laws have all been finalized, and the madmen could carry out another false flag attack at any time.
Indeed, some have argued that non-violence by itself and without the threat of violence has never worked, and claimed that those who think that the non-violent resistance of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. or Nelson Mandela was the decisive factor in their victories are ignorant. Others argue that this is misreading history.
Several long-time activists have told me recently they are overwhelmed, worried, and think that we may be losing the struggle to end the imperial wars, save our Constitution, and stop false flag terrorism.
One very smart friend asked me if there is any basis for hope.
But hope is an act of will, not a passive mood. Admittedly, things are easier when circumstances bring hope to us, and we can just receive the hopeful and inspiring news.
But if we care about winning, we have to be able to decide to have hope even when outer circumstances aren't so positive.
A new poll by reputable pollster Zogby International shows that 51% of Americans want Congress to probe Bush and Cheney regarding 9/11, and 67% fault the 9/11 Commission for failing to investigate the collapse of World Trade Center 7. The poll was sponsored by 911Truth.org
Despite its efforts to intimidate and harass, and despite its huge investment in propaganda, the government is losing its effort to cover up the 9/11 false flag.
Updated to add a section on Romans 13, which I've bolded here.
If you are Christian or Jewish, the importance of the Bible may be obvious to you.
If you are not, please note that 85% of the American population identifies itself as Christian, and millions more identify themselves as Jewish. Therefore, if you are trying to reach Americans with 9/11 truth, it might help to know a little about the Bible. If you can quote scripture, you may more easily reach people who might not otherwise listen.
9/11 Is a Religious Issue
As prominent former professor of theology David Ray Griffin has pointed out:
Many timid writers and commentators are finally waking up to the fact that the powers-that-be are whipping up fear of the enemy in order to justify their imperial wars of aggression and a consolidation of power at home.
For example, liberal website Buzzflash is today running as its main story an editorial comparing Bush and company to the Nazis, and discussing how the Nazis bullied the legislature into passing the enabling act after the Reichstag fire.
But they're missing the most important piece of the puzzle: the Nazis themselves lit the Reichstag fire and blamed it on others (if you have trouble playing the clip, it is because the website hosting the clip requires you to download the clip before playing it). The fire was the event which justified Hitler's seizure of power and suspension of liberties.