I am constantly amazed at how we can fail to see things which are right under our nose.
For example, former Congressman Dan Hamburg's excellent essay entitled "State of Emergency: The US in the Final Six Months of the George W. Bush Administration" got a lot of interest in the alternative press last Friday.
In that essay, Mr. Hamburg wrote:
We believe that this administration is so zealous, so determined to hold onto power, that they may well stage a “false flag” attack, creating just the kind of “catastrophic emergency” to which NSPD-51 refers.
So we the alternative media publish a story warning about a possible false flag attack so as to create a state of emergency which will allow the overt declaration of martial law.
(Part II of a Two Part Series on Denial, Part I was on Overcoming Individual Denial to 9/11 Truth)
This is a very interesting article on the front page of the USA Today today (June 3).
The thing that struck me about this article is that there is no mention of any EVIDENCE against KSM. One fundamental principle for the government when they want to railroad someone is that they need a strong 70% to 80% consensus that the railroaded person is guilty. If you don't have that, the railroading looks sloppy, and if you don't have 50%, then the railroading becomes a public relations disaster. That is what is happening to the Bush Administration at this time.
It looks like public opinion is strongly in favor that they want to see the EVIDENCE against KSM.
The old talking points that revealing the evidence will jeopardize the war on terror and American safety is wearing thin on most people. The Franklin Pierce Law Center appears to be our ally in this regard and they make some bold statements.
Is there any EVIDENCE against KSM? Not that I am aware of. First, we were told the Osama bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks, then we were told that Mohamed Atta was the "ringleader", and now we are told that KSM is the mastermind. Which is it, Mr. Bush?
Our biggest challenge as 9/11 Truth activists has always been to get the basic facts about 9/11 to the American people, without the spin, distortions, omissions, fear-mongering, ridicule, twists surrounding the events that have been used to sell wars, justify the construction of the police state, attack human rights and dissent throughout the world. Our biggests obstacles have been fear, denial, the media and the politicians. Surprisingly, even the so called "independent media" has been abysmal on the topic of 9/11. For the most part, 9/11 Truth activists have been obliged to become the media, in order to get the basic facts to the public. The most resistance has been found within the government and within the media, both loathe to lose their "credibility" and challenge the "Empire' in a direct way.
I am hooked on this band now, and i hope they can put out something more "truth" related but they are doing a great job in what they are doing. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Is that building a rebuilt "freedom tower"?
MC Brad Newsham (Challenging Barbara Lee)
(Photos by Tian Harter. More at tian.greens.org
(This photo from 911truthaction.org- flip side of key sign.)
The following article (same title as above) shows what has happened and is happening to the so-called "free press". Some of it is SOP, some of it is "yellow journalism", some of it is extreme party hackism, and some of it, perhaps most of it these days, is "corporate media".
We've never lived in the America we've always lived in — except in the ideal, which was always the point. You seek the ideal, and then fall short as reality sets in. But that does not mean you stop seeking the ideal.
How the New York Times Won 2004 for Bush
By Ted Rall
21/05/08 "ICH" -- -- Should the news media be patriotic? When a journalist uncovers a government secret, which comes first–national security or the public’s right to know?
In the United States, reporters consider themselves Americans first, journalists second. That means consulting the government before going public with a state secret. “When I was at ABC,” James Bamford told Time in 2006, “we always checked with the Administration in power when we thought we had something of concern, and there was usually some way to work it out.”
9/11 Truth & Impeachment Radio Show w' Senator Karen Johnson, Eric Larsen, Phil Burk, Barbara Ellis, Carol Wolman, Brad Newsham
State Senator Karen Johnson
A Nation Gone Blind: America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit
Listen Monday, May 19th 2008, 10:00- 11:00 pm (CST) to the Questioning War- Organizing Resistance radio show on the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests focusing on 9/11 Truth- State Senator Karen Johnson and Eric Larsen.
Listen 11:00 pm - 12:00 midnight (CST) to to our guests focusing on Impeachment- Phil Burk, Barbara Ellis, Carol Wolman and Brad Newsham.
By Jeff Stein, CQ National Security Editor
"Eight years later came 9/11, famously labeled a failure to “connect the dots.” Eyewash. The CIA, FBI and others had dots. They hoarded them like marbles."
So, was the "failure to prevent" an intentional act to further an agenda, as well as treason and mass murder by US policy makers- or more like manslaughter, only involving "incompetence", criminal negligence, dereliction of duty and horrendous administrative and policy decisions rooted in ignorance, territoriality, ego, partisanship, spite, suspicion- or just the inevitable, "blameless" result an institutionalized culture of secrecy that "supposedly" has been changed? Instead of pursuing these questions, he continues with secrecy issues, the subject of the film being reviewed (in CQ Politics). Article has a nice summary of the bin Laden satellite phone-1998 NSA leak publication-Bush propaganda. In reference to abuse of secrecy:
"Well, that’s the problem, isn’t it? A government of men, as it were, not laws.
BlogTalkRadio Censoring 9/11 Truth
Internet social broadcasting service cracking down on anyone daring to question the government
by James Corbett
10 May, 2008
BlogTalkRadio is an internet-based social broadcaster that allows users to set up and host their own radio talk-show with nothing more than a phone and an internet connection...as long as they don't question the government.
As Brian McLain found out, daring to bring up questions about the government's official 9/11 fairy tale will not be tolerated by the thought police at BlogTalkRadio. Until recently, he was host of 'The Angry Scotsman' program hosted on the BlogTalkRadio site. His program was quickly cancelled, however, and his archive of previous episodes purged from the Web after the BTR censors found out about his plan to host an episode dedicated to questioning the official 9/11 story.
Old News Story
Emerging News Ecology
The Newstools2008.org Conference was “a Concept/Design Mashup for journalists, technologists, and entrepreneurs” held at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale April 30th- May 3rd organized by Journalism That Matters. On the heels of the Santa Cruz Truth Emergency Independent Media Strategy Summit, I thought it would be a good follow-up, but only a few people had been in Santa Cruz, and I was the only hardcore, serious, 9/11 Truth activist at Newstools. (I wish there had been more of us).
The press release for the first 11th of every month group in New Zealand made it to the front page of scoop.co.nz
I hope this will reach more NZ 911 truthers.
Ms. Gloriya Freeland of High View, W Va., in a letter to the editor published by the Cumberland Times News Apr 14, hands the official 9/11 story a verbal spanking so bad, that I would be cringing if I were GW Bush and read newspapers. Go Libraries! Hampshire Co, W Va. rocks!
"The presenters posed many additional facts which space does not provide. If courage to know truth can get your mindset past its self-imposed need for comfort from conspiracy theories, go to www.911truth.org for more. Be a brave patriot!
Hampshire's library has DVDs to check out."
High View, W.Va.
Published: April 14, 2008 11:03 am
9/11 conspiracy theories may contain the truth
To the Editor:
The last time I took copious notes was in grad school, that is, until March 14's 9/11 Truth's presentation at the Hampshire County Library.
The Media Smear Campaign Has Begun
The great enemy of the republic, the media, has struck again. “BUSH BASHER SMASHES DISABLED TEEN” is the headline from today’s April 24, 2008 New York Post Article: in which Germin (Gary) Talis is slandered by reporter Philip Messing. “BDS Outbreak: Anti-war nut attacks wheelchair-bound girl” is the heading from Neo-con cheerleader Michelle Malkin.
Please visit opednews.com for the live html links in the pasted article- also, the Google Alerts referred to in the below article have been pasted in the comments over there.
"Information wants to be free" vs. "Don't be evil". When you search online and use search "Alerts", do you want to get the info you want, or do you want the info you receive to be only what Google (and their partners in business and government) want you to know about? If you have concerns about Google's record on search quality/censorship, privacy, human rights, collaboration with people who may pose a serious threat to US sovereignty and security or anything else, read this article and please comment.
This article is a continuation of the "Open Letter to the People & Google" article:
Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction
Fourteen Points: World Trade Center Destruction Media Visibility Week
Open Letter to the People & Google
Open Letter to the People & Google
50-90% of People around the world use Google to search, for email and to get “alerts”. If Google was “censoring” your searches or failing to index certain stories you’re interested in (9one1 Truth related stories for instance)- or your Gmail was not posting your emails to certain listserves- or if your search “alerts” omitted relevant results, would you continue to use them?
European Activists/Parliamentarians Show Courage on the issue of 9/11 Truth, and Opposition to Totalitarian Power Grab in the EU
I just got a joyous email from a 9/11 Truth activist in Belgium who wrote about the upcoming-
Film showing with ATTAC on April 17th- 9/11 Zero with Mr Chiessa in Brussels
First time in 7 years globally that another kind of social movement dares touch the subject of 9/11. This is unprecedented. ATTAC is one of the major groups organizing against the World Economic Forum and corporate globalization.
Also, a very damning video entitled- Chicken Run in the EU Parliament (20.02.2008)
Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me fame, was a guest speaker at a Project Censored event a couple of years ago. I hoped to steer some of his efforts towards 9/11 Truth and spoke with him, giving him a copy of my DVD Behind Every Terrorist- There is a Bush and Deception Dollars. He didn't seem interested, and I doubted if he would watch the DVD or touch the subject.
9/11 Film Maker's Radio Show with Samira Goetschel and Paul Krik, Monday, April 14 10 pm- 12 midnight (CST)
Our Own Private Bin Laden
Able Danger - The Movie
Paul Krik- Writer, Director, Producer, Editor of Able Danger
Review by Carol Brouillet April 8, 2008
I just finished watching it, but part of me wants to go back and see it again. The movie was so fast and rich that I feel like I missed something important and want to return to the beginning and look more closely at all the details, the pieces, to more fully understand what it was all about.
Why Is Bill Douglas Pushing "The Shell Game"? It might help to see what he's been doing for years for 9/11 truth.
THIS BELOW 15 MINUTE INTERVIEW BILL DID ON KPFA RADIO IN SAN FRANCISCO SEVERAL YEARS AGO AT ABOUT MID-POINT IN BILL'S LONG 9/11 TRUTH ACTIVISM "CAREER"
Bill Douglas and Carol Brouillet are interviewed at the 9/11 International Inquiry-Phase 1 in San Francisco, CA at the end of March, 04. KPFA Radio in San Francisco
This Better Bad News piece I just ran into had me digging up the old series of "Bill Maher meets 9-11 truth" media archives. I think there is something to be learned about the media amidst all this. I just don't know what it is. Maybe we can figure it out being that we are moving into an intensely focused time for politics in the media.
Better Bad News
Bill with Cornel West, Richard Clarke and John Legend on "9-11 Conspiracy Theories" (5/12/06)
by Steven Emerson
March 28, 2008
(Note: To see today's complete dossier installment, click here: www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/116.pdf)
CAIR's soft spot for terrorists extends well beyond the Hamas connections documented in yesterday's installment in this comprehensive series on the group. Today we focus on its portrayal of virtually any law enforcement action against radical elements as an assault on all American Muslims.
· Days after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, CAIR-New York Executive Director Ghazi Khankan used an online chat with the Washington Post to launch a weeks-long campaign casting them as part of a conspiracy to discredit Muslims. Citing spurious evidence, he claimed that "many of the names of the terrorists are people impersonating innocent Muslims and Arabs."
March 25, 2008
The fourth edition of The Liberty Voice has been released commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War with fiercely independent news and commentary.
“From Steven Colbert to GlobalResearch.com, it'll make you laugh and then cry,” says publisher, Sherry Clark, co-founder of Columbus911Truth.org.
Funded by generous patriots and subscribers across the county, the paper has not yet had to solicit advertisements, keeping the content decision standards truly independent.
With the headline, TRUTH EMERGENCY and documenting the media crisis, this edition of The Liberty Voice also includes two pages devoted to 9/11 truth with stories entitled, “Japanese Diet Questions 9/11 Commission Findings,” “Former Italian Prime Minister Speaks out about 9/11,” “Lie of the Century”and “9/11 Commission was obstructed and uninformed.”
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
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
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."
Paul Craig Roberts ENDORSES "THE SHELL GAME" AS A TRUTH TELLING PHENOMENON !!!
"'The Shell Game' is a new book that gives the unimaginative Americans reality in the form of a novel interwoven with real events and people. I recommend it to everyone, especially those who believe the 9/11 Commission Report.
I don't think that Americans have any idea of the secret schemes serving undeclared agendas that are going to involve them in greater horrors than the current wars."
Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts, besides being a major voice demanding 9/11 truth, has been known as the Father of Reaganomics, and was a former editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service, he is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles and a columnist for Investor’s Business Daily.
Gore Vidal is a novelist, essayist, playwright, and provocateur whose career has spanned six decades, beginning in the years immediately following World War II and continuing into the early years of the twenty-first century.
9/11 attacks harm First Amendment
AP Chief: Press Freedoms Are Among Casualties of Terrorist Attacks
Mar 06, 2008 13:26 EST
The shadow of the Sept. 11 terror attacks is eclipsing press freedom and other constitutional safeguards in the United States, Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley said Thursday.
"What has become clear in the aftermath of 9/11 is how much expediency trumps safeguards," Curley said in remarks prepared for the annual dinner of the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation.
"Congress steps back from its constitutional role of executive oversight. Civilian oversight of the military wanes. A Justice Department interprets laws in ways that extend police powers. More drastically, prisons are established in places where government or military operatives circumvent due process or control trials," Curley said in accepting the foundation's First Amendment Leadership Award.
"It's at moments like these when a free press matters most," he said.
Burning Conscience: Israeli Soldiers Speak Out
A searing interview with Avichai Sharon and Noam Chayut, both veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces and members of Breaking the Silence. Sharon and Chayut served during the second intifada, an on-going bloodbath that has claimed the lives of over three thousand Palestinians and nine-hundred-fifty Israelis. After thorough introspection, these young men have chosen to speak out about their experiences as self-described "brutal occupiers of a disputed land." Producer: Sat Gwin
Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations near you. Check www.alternatefocus.org for details.