- (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.
As an author, I often write about good versus evil and the journey of the hero, who must reveal the truth against all odds in order to right a wrong. There is no doubt that a great evil was committed on September 11, 2001, but the entire truth has yet to be revealed. Why is the truth so important? Because the domino effect of 9/11 led to two wars that wiped out over a million innocent people who had nothing to do with September 11th, and there has yet to be a single firing or reprimand in regard to intelligence failures that allowed 3,000 Americans to be murdered.
Democracy is an illusion if the people refuse to make our leaders accountable. An open free society cannot exist in a vacuum controlled by the media. Real patriotism is not a noun, it is a verb.
Each of us has a choice: We can either shrug our shoulders and remain indifferent, or demand a real investigation. As a patriotic American, I fully support the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now, which has one simple yet important goal: the creation of an independent and impartial subpoena powered investigation into the September 11th attacks.
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Tonight (Friday 4.18.2008) at 9:15 ET, AIR AMERICA host Richard Greene will have The SHELL GAME author Steve Alten as his guest, along with 9/11 activist Bill Douglas. This will be the first in a series of Air America programs on 9/11 truth, leading up to May's MONTH OF TRUTH series on Air America that will involve the first REAL DEBATES on 9/11 issues, featuring major 9/11 researchers/experts debating qualified counter arguers defending the official story.
This historic series is a result of 9/11 truth organizations uniting around a singular focused endeavor.
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Two more endorsements for the Week of Truth campaign below the fold from Steve Bhaerman and Sander Hicks.
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
Tell A Friend
"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:)
This was an excellent interview by Steven. My only critique is to say that the "Neocons" are not the only problem. If we've learned anything during the tenure of this administration, it's that both sides of the aisle are not on the side of the people.
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.
To learn more about "The Shell Game", Click Here.
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.
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."
Steve Alten's New Book, The Shell Game, Threatens to Expose the Next 9/11
Houston, TX,March 20, 2008 -- Why were there no jet-fighters dispatched on 9/11? Why was NORAD engaged in upwards of five separate military exercises dealing with fake hijackings on the day of the worst attack in U.S. history? Why were false blips allowed to be projected onto FAA screens, confusing air flight controllers? Why was Dick Cheney in-charge of NORAD on 9/11? Did the Vice President order a stand-down so that the attacks would succeed?
Japanese Senator for 9/11 Truth Calls for Movement to Step Beyond Internet – Steve Alten Answers the Call
PLEASE, go to OpEdNews, and "diggit" "readit" this OpEd to get more eyes on it in the mainstream. You can do so at the below link:
March 20, 2008 at 10:52:14
Japanese Senator for 9/11 Truth Calls for Movement to Step Beyond Internet – Steve Alten Answers the Call
by Bill Douglas Page 1 of 2 page(s)
Japanese Senator, Yukihisa Fujita, a member of the main opposition party in Japan, gained world renown through non-US media and in the US via youtube, for his assertion on national Japanese television that 9/11 was an inside job. He recently spoke several times about the importance of www.PatriotsQuestion911.org in waking him up to the lies of 9/11. He stated that the architects, engineers and physicists like Professor Jones have made the case of controlled demolition well, and now it is time for politicians to be organized, and connect internationally and make joint petitions to the US Government or Congress, and to request the United Nations have independent investigations of 9/11.
Powerhouse Radio Lineup: Steve Alten, Lynn Margulis, Richard Falk, Carolyn Baker...Griffin & Ventura on Deck
This is as good as 9/11 truth radio gets!
Tomorrow, Friday 3/21 I'll be talking with Steve Alten, author of The Shell Game. We'll discuss our respective encounters with neocon media, including Steve's run-in with Jim Bohanon http://www.911blogger.com/node/14248 and my own with Hannity and Colmes, recently analyzed at http://www.911blogger.com/node/14398 4-6 pm CT, http://www.gcnlive.com Network 4 call-in 866-582-9933
Saturday, 3/22 National Medal of Science winner Lynn Margulis http://www.mujca.com/margulis.htm comes back for an encore. Lynn is one of the most important minds on the planet. Along with James Lovelock she brought us the Gaia hypothesis of a homeostatic biosphere, and among evolutionary biologists she is one of the biggest names, and THE most prestigious challenger to neo-Darwinian orthodoxy. She's also a terrific writer and a fearless 9/11 truth-teller! 6-8 pm CT, http://www.republicbroadcasting.org call-in 800-313-9443
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Editor - Jonathan Mark - www.FlybyNews.com
March 16, 2008 - Shell Game * Oil * Griffin * ReGen * SolarFest
"The difference between genius and
stupidity is that genius has its limits."
-- Albert Einstein
1) Shell Game potential & Griffin 9/11 Contradictions
- - Retaking the moment, The Shell Game potential
- - Why Steve Alten is Winning the Shell Game Debate
- - In Honor of Anthony and Mary Guarisco
- - Cost of Freedom tour/Day 5/Waco by Mike Palecek
- - Griffin Takes Powerful New Approach to 9/11 Truth
2) World Oil Food Crisis and Worst Places to Vote
- - The Fading of the Oil Economy
- - Rules of Engagement ‘Thrown out the Window’ US Occupation
- - Food Crisis Will Take Hold Before Climate Change, Warns Chief Scientist
- - Best and Worst Places to Vote – Ohio 2008
3) ReGens Stirling idea: Power from waste heat
- - Clothesline Rule Creates Flap In New England States
- - SolarFest 2008 Vermont – July 11, 12, 13
Steve Alten speaks about doomsday
Published March 11th, 2008
By Skip Sheffield
Steve Alten dreams big.
In his fantastic 1997 first novel “Meg,” he imagined a gigantic prehistoric Megalodon shark that surfaced from the depths of the Pacific Ocean to terrorize mankind.
In Domain (2001) he visualized the cruel, violent human sacrifices of ancient Mayans.
In “The Loch” he explored the possibility of a real Loch Ness monster.
Now Alten is deadly serious in “The Shell Game,” a thriller that tackles the large and looming issues of the end of oil, the next 9/11 terrorist attacks and ultimately the end of civilization. Alten will speak and sign his book at 7 p.m.
Wednesday at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach.
“I hope people will read this book with an open mind,” said Alten recently at Boca Raton News offices. “It is difficult to accept that your own government may be involved in one of the worst disasters in history. My book just extrapolates on what has already occurred. I am concerned about what kind of world my two children and two stepchildren will face.
The pendulum has swung from the public outcry against the Dixie Chicks over the Iraq War. The media must accept responsibility rather than shirking investigative journalism.”
Thursday March 6, 2008
Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game", delivers 9/11 Truth to Jim Bohanon's CBS National Radio audience
(40 Minutes - 11 Meg)
* source = http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/opedne_bill_dou_080306_9_2f11_truth_i...
Why Steve Alten is Winning the Shell Game Debate
by Kevin Barrett
[I interviewed Steve Alten, author of The Shell Game, on 1/22/08, then interviewed his critic Wendy Campbell on 2/12/08. Both shows are available in the WTPRN archives. I will again interview Steve Alten this Tuesday, 2/19/08, 10-11 pm CT...after first-hour guest Mikey Weinstein of http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org who will be on 9-10 pm. http://www.wtprn.com; complete radio schedule: http://www.mujca.com/airwaves.htm]
Steve Alten’s new bestseller The Shell Game was bound to be controversial. Alten’s thriller involves a White-House-approved neocon plot to stage a new mega-9/11 designed to trigger full-scale martial law and a war on Iran. The book shows how Arab patsies are set up to take the blame for the attack (just like on 9/11). It is peppered with references to such 9/11 truth advocates as David Ray Griffin, Mike Ruppert, Michael Meacher, and the Jersey Girls. No wonder Alten’s career is being threatened by insiders. No wonder the mainstream press won’t review his book.
Kevin Barrett interviews Steve Alten: Tuesday, 1/21/08 9-11 pm CT, http://www.wtprn.com
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: http://www.theshellgame.net/ 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: http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=624 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.
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.
Tune into Louder Than Words radio on Monday night for our long-awaited interview with Steve Alten, the author of the highly praised novel, The Shell Game.
LTW airs on the GCN Network, Stream 4, from 8 PM to 9 PM Eastern. The call-in line is 1-866-582-9933.
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." http://theshellgame.net/ (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.
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"The Shell Game," From New York Times Best Selling Author - Sparks 9/11 Truth Controversy, Lights Fire in Publishing Industry!
“. . . they [the majority of Americans] shall come to realize what I now realize… that the 9/11 Truth Movement are the real patriots in 21st century America!" -- Steve Alten, New York Times Best Selling Novelist (author of “The Shell Game”)
Commercial fiction and 9/11 truth have formed a strange marriage, and a mutually beneficial relationship. The original 40,000 book print run of “The Shell Game” is almost sold out even before the book has even hit the bookstores. A big part of that success may be from the growing support of the 9/11 truth community who has come to largely enthusiastically realize, although for a few some times begrudgingly, that “The Shell Game” will, in the end, help draw a much larger audience to the 9/11 truth movement.
Using fiction to fight for factual truth, was a stretch for some 9/11 activists, but the tide is quickly changing. For example, within one day, one prominent 9/11 truth activist went from condemning use of “The Shell Game” as a 9/11 truth spreading tool, . . . to wholly and enthusiastically endorsing it to help open the public mind to 9/11 truth. This is a growing pattern. The more 9/11 truth activists learn about this upcoming blockbuster book, the more excited they become.
“I’m changing my vote to Thumbs Up on Shell Game . . .” said the above activist.