The Shell Game

Iran * Reflecting Pool * Clinton * Peltier

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Editor - Jonathan Mark -
February 6, 2008 - Iran * Reflecting Pool * Clinton * Peltier

"Actions are held to be good or bad,
not on their own merits, but according
to who does them. There is almost no
kind of outrage--torture, imprisonment
without trial, assassination, the bombing
of civilians . . . does not change its moral
color when it is committed by 'our' side.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove
of atrocities committed by his own side,
he has a remarkable capacity for not even
hearing about them."

-- George Orwell

1) Iran Syria Oil Currency US-Israel Threat to Attack
- - Iran Oil Bourse to deal blow to dollar
- - What did Israel bomb in Syria? Implicit threat to Iran
- - THE SHELL GAME newsletter from Steve Alten
- - THE REFLECTING POOL – LA movie premiere review
- - The New York City 9/11 Ballot Initiative - Update
- - The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation
- - Why Were The Tapes Destroyed?
- - Willie Nelson: Twin Towers Were Imploded On 9/11
2) Lies and deceit is part of the Clinton-Bush record
- - Clinton Pardons Exposed Underworld Connections

The Shell Game, 9/11, and Islamophobia: Truth Jihadi Interviews Steve Alten

Kevin Barrett interviews Steve Alten: Tuesday, 1/21/08 9-11 pm CT,

Steve Alten's new thriller The Shell Game promises to take 9/11 truth to the bestseller lists. It's about a neocon plot to stage a mega-9/11 to trigger martial law and an attack on Iran. It's studded with quotations from David Ray Griffin, Mike Ruppert, and other well-known truth advocates. What's more, it's got its own terrific 9/11 truth website: What 9/11 truthseeker could argue with that?

Well, a few have. Alten has recently taken some heat for ignoring Israeli connections to 9/11: And some of my Muslim and Muslim-friendly friends have found parts of the book painfully Islamophobic. One friend--a well-known 9/11 truth movement figure--found the book too painful to read.

Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Author of The Shell Game Steve Alten

This week Visibility 9-11 welcomes New York Times best selling author of The Shell Game, Steve Alten. 

Steve Alten is a best selling author and gifted story teller and The Shell Game is Steve Alten at his best.  Exciting and entertaining, and yet so informative, The Shell Game has the potential to bring 9-11 Truth to a much wider audience.  Please consider purchasing your copy today at your local bookstore, online bookstore, or directly through The Shell Game website.

What Do a Renowned 9/11 Physicist and a N.Y. Times Best Selling Novelist Have in Common? Harassment by Dis-Information?

In the last 48 hours, N.Y. Times best selling novelist, Steve Alten, author of, "The Shell Game," was recently shocked and dumbfounded that he’d become the victim of harassment, when someone not only put a map of his home and his personal private phone number and home address up on the internet, . . . but also either remotely accessed or intercepted personal private email between he and his publicist . . .

. . . and all because of the impending release of his new novel, "The Shell Game." (See 9/11 truth links in the “911 Links” section of his site, to learn why this impending block buster novel may be causing such actions).

Having been a patriotic citizen working to expose the deceptions leading us to war, I’d personally become fascinated with Alten’s new novel, “The Shell Game.” I’d contacted him through his website after a high school English teacher told me about “The Shell Game,” because it dealt with oil, war, and deceptions leading us to war.

So, when I learned this novelist had become increasingly a victim of bizarre harassment, I suspected “why” this may have happened, and then decided it might be instructive to explain it to others. So I wrote this oped this morning. For this, in my opinion, represents yet another event in the chronology of a movement for truth that has been attacked and maligned for years now.

Click here for the full article.

Renowned Physicist, Steven Jones, Joins 9/11 Coalition Advocating, the new novel, "The Shell Game"

January 1, 2008 at 15:51:02

Renowned Physicist Joins 9/11 Coalition Advocating, the new novel, "The Shell Game" from best selling NY Times author

by Bill Douglas

Yet, another powerful voice in the 9/11 truth seeking movement joins the growing coalition advocating mass readership of the new action fiction novel from best selling New York Times list author, Steve Alten.

“The Shell Game” which brilliantly weaves REAL quotes from real 9/11 researchers into a “fictional” narrative, that leads popular action fiction readers, which can number in the millions in the US alone . . . to an unavoidable realization . . . WE’VE BEEN LIED TO ABOUT 9/11.

Why Would REAL 9/11 Truth Activists Advocate a Work of FICTION?

From Op Ed News, article by Bill Douglas on new book, The Shell Game, by Steve Alten.

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...December 31, 2007 at 10:18:34

Why Would REAL 9/11 Truth Activists Advocate a Work of FICTION?

by Bill Douglas ...

... As a mass 9/11 truth coalition effort forms around a New York Times best selling novelist's upcoming action novel, a question forms as well. Why would REAL activists, researchers, and a whistleblower advocate an action fiction novel? Yes, "The Shell Game," by Steve Alten, is a novel with much to say about anti-war and 9/11 truth issues. But, how could "fiction" serve a movement pushing a hard reality?

Serious people interested in serious facts are among this coalition. People like David Ray Griffin (famed theological and more recently 9/11 truth author), Kevin Ryan (former UL chemistry laboratory manager & NIST report whistle blower), and vast international organizations such as, and Pilots for 9/11 Truth, are included in this growing mass 9/11 truth coalition. ...

New York Times Bestselling Author Aims at 9/11 Coverup with Both Barrels Blazing

New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten is releasing a novel January 22nd which addresses the 9/11 stand down, the injection of false radar blips into air traffic controllers' screens, PNAC, the 9/11 Commission whitewash, the Anthrax attacks, and related issues.

Written in the exciting, cloak-and-dagger style of Robert Ludlum, the novel -- The Shell Game -- has a shot at educating a large segment of the American public who would otherwise remain in the dark about some aspects of 9/11.

Alten is well-aware of media censorship of 9/11 truth (for example, he agrees with this analysis, he also sent me an advance copy of the book), and is trying to break through the media blockade using his resume as bestselling author to spread his message.

Steve Alten: The Shell Game
On January 22, 2008, N.Y. Times best selling author, Steve Alten and Sweetwater Books will release The Shell Game, a cautionary tale, written in the guise of fiction, that exposes the hidden truths behind the events of September 11th and the invasion of Iraq, along with the neo-conservative agenda to wage a new war in Iran. Meticulously researched, Alten’s tour de force focuses its plot on the end of oil and the next 9/11 event, election fraud and the corporate influence that is tainting America. Its main character experiences the dangers of the Patriot Act and the effects of torture, along with the double standards that allow the Saudi monarchy to use oil profits to foster hatred toward the West and Israel.

By writing the story as a novel, this established mainstream author brings our own important messages into mainstream America. Should the book become a big best seller, it would drive these issues into the limelight during the most important election in our nation’s history. In addition, the book’s success would raise all of the 9/11 organizations’ boats. The author’s appearances on mainstream venues such as Today Show, Good Morning America, Daily Show, David Letterman, and the Tonight Show, along with hundreds of radio, TV News, and print media will be used to generate renewed interest in our own investigative areas of interest and could very well lead to hearings while influencing the 2008 elections. Such is the power of a focused mainstream message.

A major public relations plan is already underway to launch The Shell Game onto best seller lists. Front table space has been secured in all Barnes & Nobel and Borders Bookstores. A first run of 40,000 books has been ordered (31,000 books have already been pre-sold into stores).