The Shell Game
- (the character) Annie Savoy in the film Bull Durham
Like Annie Savoy, we all share something in common - a self-awareness of deception, of knowing our fellow countrymen remain deceived. Many of us still feel the angst, anger, and frustration that comes with knowing the guilty remain unpunished and that the masses and media refuse to see what lies hidden in plain sight. We toss rocks at ponds, never registering a splash.
I think what we are experiencing right now in this country is all 9/11 fallout, why we are ~where we are~ as a nation, and what we can do about it at this critical juncture.
Phoenix Fire Nectar
NOW IS THE TIME -- THERE IS HOPE
Michael C. Ruppert
Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 7 P.M. PDT
Let me paraphrase something I once saw George H.W. Bush say: "Everything I am; everything I have accomplished; and everything I hope to accomplish I owe to David Rockefeller." Today I saw something I never thought possible. I saw a Rothschild endorse a fundamentally Rockefeller candidate -- John McCain. DNC Platform Committee Member Lynn Forester de Rothschild quit her post to endorse McCain as she also ended her longstanding role as a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. The Clintons also have strong Rockefeller "lineage" so I'm guessing that Hillary understands the move perfectly with a wink and a nod. I'll give you the punch line now, without making you read further.
A review of Steve Alten's The Shell Game (2007, Sweetwater Books)
The Shell Game is a story that, presented differently, would be almost completely unintelligible to anyone who has spent the last seven or so years watching exclusively Fox News for their information, or equivalently, living under a rock. Fortunately, the rest of us have the Internet. But from the point of view of the tragically misinformed public, Steve Alten makes his story accessible by wrapping it tightly around a thoroughly Hollywood-friendly plot.
The 2008 Spring Membership Drive at KRFC 88.9 FM presented a great opportunity for the launch of the first Week of Truth campaign, The National The Shell Game Buy In Week of Truth, April 16th – 22nd, 2008.
As I have pledged, Visibility 9-11 will be purchasing 10 copies of The Shell Game, by Steve Alten during the Week of Truth. As I considered what I would do with these 10 books, it occurred to me that KRFC was right in the middle of their bi-annual fund raising drive and that it might be possible to get on as co-host of Words of Freedom for a special episode of the show. My plan was to donate the 10 books to the station, offer them as a premium gift to contributors, and have Steve Alten on as a guest to kick off the Week of Truth buy in for The Shell Game. Long story short, David Peterson at KRFC gladly found me a 30 minute spot during the fund drive. This interview is a result of that collaboration.
I urge all my listeners and supporters to go to www.weekoftruth.org and get involved in The National The Shell Game Buy In Week of Truth. This is a way everyone, for a small expense, can get involved and make a difference.
Special thanks to David Peterson, George Flynn, and everyone at KRFC 88.9 FM in Fort Collins Colorado. Please take a moment to let them know how much you appreciate their support of 9-11 Truth.
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April 15, 2008 - The Shell Game * WeekOfTruth * Iran Alternative
"Propaganda is not meant to fool the intelligencia,
it is merely meant to provide them an excuse to avoid
seeing ugly realities, they’d sooner not believe.”
-- Joseph Goebbels
Nuremburg War Crimes Trials
1) The Shell Game - Week of Truth – Power to the People
- - Continuity of Government Planning--The Showdown
- - Dick Cheney, A Key Player for ‘Continuity of Government?
- - U.N. Official's Call for Study of U.S. Govt. Role in 9/11 Attacks
- - Iran - The New Motivation for US War in Iraq
- - Faith of the Heart--A Tribute to 9/11 Truthers
The Shell Game is grounded theory leading to fictional interpretations
of the abuse of power by the Global Dominance Group within the US military
industrial complex. This is a book that needs to be read and understood by all Americans.
-- Peter Phillips
Director Project Censored,
Professor Sociology Sonoma State University
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"For me its too late. For my children, my loved ones ... for you, I toll these final warning bells .... a tsunami of death on its way .... And you're asleep on the beach."
(from "The Shell Game"s Author's intro:)
Flyby News Alert -
March 10, 2008
Week of Truth ~ flyer ~ April 16-22nd Campaign Update
and at the official web site for Week of Truth - http://weekoftruth.org/
From the weekoftruth.org you can also download banners, and watch
video, audio, and flyers; and when you purchase (April 16-22nd) copies
of The Shell Game from this site, Steve Alten's sale commissions will be
donated to the Feal Good Foundation.
Visit and pass the word on this once in a lifetime opportunity that will expose
mainstream awareness to a grand deception, and a cautionary tale to avoid
an invasion on Iran, while exposing the depths of energy-government corruption.
In the next two weeks, besides email, call people to share news on this Week of
Truth grassroots campaign that could get 9/11 out into the mainstream public, and
help stop its unholy wars. Please make a commitment to buy two books that will be
By now we should all know that this Steve Alten guy is for real. Like some of the other new leaders of the truth movement, Steve is smart and articulate, and effective at getting his message across under pressure. And when given the chance, he speaks the truth powerfully. So getting him opportunities for major media appearances seems like a pretty good idea.
Of course there are other good books and videos we can support. Books like David Griffin’s new “Contradictions”, and Zarembka’s soft cover edition coming out this month, also deserve to be widely read. I also enjoyed the new 9/11 drama “The Reflecting Pool”, a creative effort that strikes me as being similar to The Shell Game.
But how can truth activists, many of whom have already sacrificed so much, afford to buy multiple copies of these new books and videos?
One way is to use the Bush Administration’s shameful “tax rebate” for the purpose, and to encourage others to do the same. If the crooks are going to rob our kids by borrowing even more money to give out tax rebates, at least those rebates could be used to help the next generation by getting out the truth while we still can.
National "The Shell Game" Week of Truth - April 16th - 22nd
The First Major Nationally
Coordinated 9/11 Truth Effort to
BREAK THE CORPORATE MEDIA BLOCKADE!
New York Best Selling Author, Steve Alten, is appearing on national corporate media educating millions of the importance of the 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT. We can get him on more and more media, and perhaps stop a false flag attack that will launch war with Iran. Seymor Hirsch and Scott Ritter are predicting the neocons will launch an event in April. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.
[The following is transcribed from hand-written correspondence from Jehan Abdur-Raheem, a so-called “Muslim of Influence” kept in isolation since 2005 without disclosure of where accusations are coming from, to Jonathan Mark, Publisher of FlybyNews.com]
There can be no progress, no achievement without Sacrifice.
-- James Allen
Peace Brother Jonathan,
The book arrived roughly a week ago. I didn’t want to write you about it until after I had read, and now that I’ve read it, all I can say is “Wow!” You’ve already read it, so you know what I mean.
When people compliment a book they usually begin by saying, ‘I couldn’t put it down’ … Well, I couldn’t put it down (smile). But I stopped reading it at several points because the book made me realize how humongous our task is. The insanity is not national; it’s global; and with the Neocons in control of the mainstream media, mobilizing the masses is virtually impossible.
The Coming False Flag to Justify War on Iran
Father of Reaganomics on . . . is a FALSE FLAG Dirty Bomb in Our Future? The facts suggest that the neocons need a horrific attack in the U.S. to justify their launching a war on Iran. Was this Russian agent part of such a scheme? The answer to that may be too disturbing for most Americans to even ponder.
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Steve Alten’s, The Shell Game, The First 911 Novel
by Joseph Danison / March 26th, 2008
In 2008, the American people are more dangerously naïve than they ever were in the 18th Century, their imagination for evil dangerously circumscribed and manipulated so that the threat to national security seems to always come from without, never from within. The smiley face of the elected government conceals the dark faces of those never elected and the people live in a politically repressed condition like hysterical Victorian virgins haunted by nuclear nightmares and the self-righteous psychosis of the Book of Revelation. Like children never taught to be wary of strangers, they are easy victims to patriotic political predators who play on their fears with promises of security and stimulus payments.
Political thrillers are the dirty books for today’s politically repressed. Unlike many novelists in this genre who regularly make the best seller list, Steve Alten integrates fact and fiction so closely that students of 911 will not be offended by any misrepresentations of the reality of that event, unless they take issue with Mike Ruppert’s Crossing the Rubicon. Unlike other popular writers whom one suspects are working for the Public Affairs Office of the CIA, Alten does not represent the “intelligence community” as an altruistic public service group, but rather as a cozy deny of ideological vipers. In the complex shadow world of black operations, he deftly and believably depicts the machinations of sociopathic agents, the serial rapists of the rule of law and the political perverts who carry out the dirty deeds from which the righteous virtual political reality on display before the American public is constructed.
Baltimore Chronicle: Is There A Dirty Bomb In America’s Future? by Paul Craig Roberts
JUST A CONSPIRACY THEORY?
Is There A Dirty Bomb In America’s Future?
by Paul Craig Roberts
Who would be trying to build a secret nuclear weapon or perhaps only a "dirty bomb" that would serve to spread some radiation and massive amounts of fear and hysteria? The public has been carefully prepared to suspect Iran....
March 23, 2008—The investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein has taken up the Litvinenko case. [The Specter That Haunts the Death of Litvinenko, New York Sun, March 19, 2008]
. . .
There is so much that Americans do not know about secret schemes serving undeclared agendas. 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."
Steve Alten describes a conspiracy, beginning in 2007 and ending in 2012, by a Black Op group in a Republican administration to set off nuclear weapons in two American cities, with planted evidence pointing to Iran.