Even CBS Evening News covered McCain's advider's comment to Fortune that a new terrorist attack on U.S. soil would benefit McCain. Bookmark this video, it's going to come in very handy in a few months...
The Hijacking of a Terrorism Plot! - The hijacking of Al-Qaeda and the nurturing of the Terrorism Fairy.
A spectacular attack on the United States was on the wish list of Zbegniew Brzezinski as far back as 1997, without it, there would be no internal support within the United States for the sacrifices needed to implement his plans for American hegemony. In his book “The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives”, Mr. Brzezinski writes:
Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.
The Project for a New American Century, a Washington think tank that took the reins at the Pentagon and the Bush White House, was just as convinced of the importance of the “spectacular attack” as the catalyst for their plans, which mirrored Brzezinski’s, that they felt the need to convey it in their September 2000 white paper, Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century, thusly
The West needs more terror attacks on the scale of 9/11 and 7/7 in order to save a failing foreign policy, according to Lt.-Col. Doug Delaney, chair of the war studies program at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.
"The key to bolstering Western resolve is another terrorist attack like 9/11 or the London transit bombings of two years ago. If nothing happens, it will be harder still to say this [the occupation of Iraq] is necessary" Delaney told the Toronto Star.
Prisonplanet.com asks, "By this logic, if terrorist attacks only boost the geopolitical agenda of Western governments then how is it in their interest to prevent them?"
Similarly, former Republican Senator Rick Santorum predicted this past weekend that "unfortunate events" would occur that will change Americans' views of the war.
And, "Last month, the new chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party Dennis Milligan said that there needed to be more attacks on American soil for President Bush to regain popular approval."
Thanks, guys, but can this wait?
A 2004 film by Andrei Nekrasov looks at the September 9, 1999 apartment bombing in Russia.
"Deploying all the suspense and drama of a sophisticated murder mystery, Nekrasov has created one of the most compelling and captivating films of the year” - 2004 Sundance Film Festival Catalogue
Synopsis from the official film site:
When Tatyana Morozova, a pre-school teacher happily married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, learned that her mother had been killed and her sister Alyona had barely survived a middle-of-the-night blast that destroyed her old apartment building back in Moscow, she believed what she was told by the Russian government--that the attack was the work of Chechen terrorists.
But in the immediate aftermath of the attack she was more concerned about getting her shell-shocked sister over to America than about looking into the mystery of the serial apartment house bombings, that shook up Russia in September 1999.
Within a year, Alyona moved to the US and enrolled in a college, a stranger in a strange land trying to cope with nightmarish visions of her whole world collapsing around her on that fateful night.
In the meantime, the blasts triggered the war in Chechnya, propelled the hawkish ex-KGB spy Vladimir Putin to power and turned Chechens throughout Russia into despised and feared second-class citizens.
Immersed in their new lives in America, Tanya and Alyona initially discounted the rumor filtering out of Russia that it was not the Chechens, but the Russian secret service FSB that staged the bombings to help Putin win the elections.
I'm glad that dz posted hints and links to an incredible Amazon.com book review to the 911blogger.com front page.
The review is about Webster G. Tarpley's "9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA". Authored by Robert D. Steele, the Number 1 reviewer of non-fictional books at Amazon.com and a former CIA clandestine case officer, this is how he summarizes his impressions:
'I sit here, a 54-year old, liberally educated, two graduate degrees, war college, a life overseas, 150 IQ or so, the number #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, a former Marine Corps infantry officer, a former CIA clandestine case officer, founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center, and I have to tell anyone who cares to read this: I believe it. I believe it enough to want a full investigation that passes the smell test of the 9/11 families as well as objective outside observers. I believe it sufficient to indict Dick Cheney and other neo-cons. Sadly, the Executive is now in the service of corporations that benefit from high crimes and misdemeanors, rather than in the service of the American people who suffer great ill from these terrible mis-deeds.'
Click here to read the full review at Amazon, plus some other reviewers' take s well.
Click here to digg this 911blogger story.
(Re-posting this blog entry from June of this year in light of new revelations that the Canadian "Terror Cell" was thoroughly infiltrated with moles up to and including the leadership level. -r)
Thursday, June 8, 2006.
May 29th thru June 2nd saw the appearance of terror pundits on the normally dreadful Canada AM.
“It’s just a matter of time.”
“It’s not IF it’s WHEN.”
“We’ve let the conditions take hold and flourish…”
The verdict was in, terror was on the march.
Then the late night news on Friday, June 2nd brought the confirmation, a series of terror-related arrests had been made in Ontario.
Game, set and match.
Sketchy Details & Paranoia.
NINE CAUGHT IN TERROR SWEEP
GROUP ALLEGED TO BE PLOTTING BOMB ATTACK SOMEWHERE IN ONTARIO
According to falseflagnews.com, a synthetic terrorist attack- or at the very least, a major terror diversion- may be imminent. Apparently, there are two extensive terror drills set to be conducted later on today: a massive flu pandemic in Virginia, as well as a Loop evacuation of about a dozen buildings in Chicago.
And to put an exclamation point on it all, Bush came out yesterday and did the unthinkable: he actually admitted that the CIA runs secret prisons- which obviously goes against everything he said in the past, including his laughable claim, "The United States does not torture."
Keep up to date on the latest Terror Drills and War Games at False Flag News.com
Wisconsin: Large-scale WMD/Pandemic drill set for Sept. 8 (same day as Detroit "dirty bomb" drills)
Pandemic Tabletop Exercise on Sept. 7 in North Dakota- Major drill on Oct. 5
Statewide pandemic flu drills in Minnesota Sept. 14
False Flag Alert: Dirty Bomb terror drills Sept. 8-9 in Detroit, MI
Virginia: Massive Flu Pandemic drill Sept. 7 (same day as Chicago terror drills)
Boston, MA: Terrorist drills Sept. 17 to simulate "Dirty Bomb," coordinated explosions
Bank of England, London FX, CLS bank plan financial outage terror drill Sept. 26
RED ALERT: Terrorist attack drill Sept. 7 in Chicago, IL-
San Diego, CA "Seahawk 06" naval war games, disaster drills from Aug. 21-Sep 4
Major disaster drill at fairgrounds in Holbrook, AZ on Sept. 22
Macedonian, US soldiers to hold two-week joint exercise Sept 9-23
Third stage of Iran 'Blow of Zolfaqar' war games start Sept. 2, simulating attack along Azerbaijan
Navy-CFFC exercise "Solid Curtain 2006" on September 6
NATO/UK-Kazakhstan joint training exercises Sept. 9-24
- 9/11 Truth publisher Progressive Press has printed up 5,000 postcards for the 5th anniversary of 9/11, see http://www.waronfreedom.org/postcard.html
We are offering them free of charge to activists who can distribute them.
Please reply to me to get a bunch right away to hand out if you are going to demonstrate in NYC or Washington in September: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also please forward this message to your 9/11 activist lists!
- A small French publisher, Arno Mansour of Editions Demilune, Paris is bringing out five 911 Truth books in French translation for the 5th anniversary of 9/11.
It's a remarkable achievement for a small press: 5 translations in the record time of 6 months -- believe me, I know from translating just one book, Broeckers' Conspiracies, Theories, Secrets of 9/11, from the German.
Here's nominating Arno Mansour for most valuable overseas 9/11 activist of 2006!
The titles are Tarpley's 9/11 Synthetic Terror, Griffin's New Pearl Harbor and 9/11 Report Omissions and Distortions, Ahmed's War on Truth, and Thorn's 9/11 on Trial.
Fans of synthetic terror should have a look at this article in the Washington Post today: FBI+Role+in+Terror+Probe+Questioned.
"What Batiste did not know was that the bin Laden representative was really an FBI informant. The warehouse in which they were meeting had been rented and wired for sound and video by bureau agents, who were monitoring his every word."
"But court records released since then suggest that what Gonzales described as a "deadly plot" was virtually the pipe dream of a few men with almost no ability to pull it off on their own. The suspects have raised questions in court about the FBI informants' role in keeping the plan alive."
Once again, a trumped up charge of "terror plotting" is reduced to an FBI informant prompting some dupes into a bogus scheme.
by James Petras
August 25, 2006
The charges leveled by the British, US and Pakistani regimes that they uncovered a major bomb plot directed against nine US airlines is based on the flimsiest of evidence, which would be thrown out of any court, worthy of its name.
An analysis of the current state of the investigation raises a series of questions regarding the governments’ claims of a bomb plot concocted by 24 Brits of Pakistani origin.
The arrests were followed by the search for evidence, as the August 12, 2006 Financial Times states: “The police set about the mammoth task of gathering evidence of the alleged terrorist bomb plot yesterday.” (FT, August 12/, 2006) In other words, the arrests and charges took place without sufficient evidence -- a peculiar method of operation -- which reverses normal investigatory procedures in which arrests follow the “monumental task of gathering evidence.” If the arrests were made without prior accumulation of evidence, what were the bases of the arrests?
The government search of financial records and transfers turned up no money trail despite the freezing of accounts. The police search revealed limited amounts of savings, as one would expect from young workers, students and employees from low-income immigrant families.
Alex Jones' "TerrorStorm" Premieres on Saturday, August 26th at 7PM at the beautiful and historic Lakewood Theater.
Before the film, Alex will give a brief presentation and following the screening of "TerrorStorm" Jones will take questions about his year long journey to produce the film.
Afterwards, best selling author, journalist, and JFK movie screenwriter Jim Marrs will give a presenation concerning the links between the JFK Assassination and the events of September 11th and then take questions from the audience.
The night will also feature a sneak peak of footage from Alex Jones' upcoming film about the 2006 Bilderberg Group meeting in Ottawa, Canada.
The event continues into the early morning with three talented musical acts: The Arab League, Shanghai Five and Theatre Fire.
This will be one powerful night of truth, entertainment and comraderie.
Liquid Bombers Prove: "They Hate Our Freedoms!"
by Edgar J. Steele
August 19, 2006
"You can fool some of the people all of the time
And you can fool all of the people some of the time,
But you can't fool all of the people all of the time."
--- Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (1809-1865)
"Fool me once, shame on — shame on you.
Fool me ... unnnhhh ... you can't get fooled again." (sound clip, click here)
--- George W. Bush, 43rd US President (Nashville, Tenn., 9/17/02)
My name is Edgar J. Steele. This is a Nickel Rant.
Muslims were planning to blow up a bunch of jetliners enroute from London to America - or so say George Bush and Tony Blair.
Muslims without tickets.
Muslims without passports.
Muslims without bombs.
Muslims without a clue ... and they aren't the only ones, it turns out. Without a clue, that is.
What kind of bombs? TATP bombs, short for triacetone triperoxide. What's more, Bush and Blair told us that Muslims favor the TATP bomb, mixed on the spot with separate liquids. With that lie, both Bush and Blair foreclosed any possibility that the Muslims involved actually were guilty. With that lie, both Bush and Blair disclosed themselves for the treasonous, lying criminals that they are. Why? Glad you asked.
by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed
Monday, August 21, 2006
I am disappointed to say that so far there has been very little serious critical discussion, grounded in factual analysis, of the alleged “Terror Plot” foiled on the morning of Wednesday, 10th August 2006. Except for a few noteworthy comment pieces, such as Craig Murray’s critical speculations published by the Guardian last Friday, the mainstream media has largely subserviently parroted the official claims of the British and American governments. This is a shame, because inspection of the facts raises serious problems for the 10/8 official narrative.
No Imminent Plot
On the basis of the “Terror Plot”, Prime Minister Tony Blair is planning “to push through 90-day detention without charge for terror suspects.” Home Secretary Dr. John Reid has ordered the draft of new anti-terror legislation that would suspend key parts of the Human Rights Act 1998, to facilitate the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects in the UK without charge or trial. The law is planned to apply also to British citizens. And since 10th August, Britain was on its highest “critical” state of alert, which indicates the threat of an imminent terrorist attack on UK interests. Only in the last few days was it lowered back down to “severe”.
The stark truth is that the “Terror Plot” narrative has been thoroughly, hopelessly, politicized. There was never any evidence of an imminent plot. A senior British official involved in the investigation told NBC News on 14th August that:
“In contrast to previous reports… an attack was not imminent, [and] the suspects had not yet purchased any airline tickets. In fact, some did not even have passports.”
If British security officials knew that an attack was not imminent, the decision to raise the alert level to critical, indicating an imminent threat, was unjustified by the available intelligence -- this was, in other words, a political decision.
Other British officials told NBC News that many of the suspects had been under surveillance for more than a year, since before the 7th July 2005 terrorist attacks. “British police were planning to continue to run surveillance for at least another week to try to obtain more evidence” -- as it was clearly lacking. But: “American officials pressured them to arrest the suspects sooner.” An American official also confirmed the disagreement over timing.
Brits Opposed Arrest and Torture of Key Informant
The NBC News report further reveals, citing British security sources, that British police did not want to yet arrest Rashid Rauf, the alleged mastermind, al-Qaeda facilitator and key informant on the details of the plot: “British security was concerned that Rauf be taken into custody ‘in circumstances where there was due process,’ according to the official, so that he could be tried in British courts. Ultimately, this official says, Rauf was arrested over the objections of the British.”
However, the arrest of Rashid Rauf is at the crux of the case, as it purportedly triggered the ensuing wave of arrests, with Rauf providing in-depth details of the plot to his interrogators in Pakistan. Among the details attributed to Rauf is the idea that the plotters intended to mix a “sports drink” with a gel-like “peroxide-based paste” to create a chemical explosive that “could be ignited with an MP3 player or cell phone.”
The problem is that several Pakistani newspapers reported on 13th August that “Rauf had ‘broken’ under interrogation.” The reports were described by a Pakistani human rights group “as confirmation that he had been tortured.” According to the Guardian, “Asma Jehangir, of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, said that it was obvious how the information had been obtained. ‘I don’t deduce, I know -- torture,’ she said. ‘There is simply no doubt about that, no doubt at all.’”
That most of the details about the plot came from Rauf, who has been tortured and “broken” while under interrogation in Pakistan, raises serious questions about the credibility of the story being promoted by the British and American governments.
Torture Precedents: the “Ricin Plot”
The revelation bears hallmarks of a familiar pattern. It is now well-known that the interrogation of terror suspects using torture was responsible for the production of the false “Ricin Plot” narrative. In much the same way as Pakistan has done now, Algerian security services alerted the British in January 2003 to the alleged plot after interrogating and torturing a former British resident Mohammed Meguerba. We now know there was no plot. Police officials repeatedly claimed they had found plastic tubs of ricin -- but these claims were false. Four of the defendants were acquitted of terrorism and four others had the cases against them abandoned. Only Kamal Bourgass was convicted, but not in connection with the “Ricin Plot”, rather for murdering Special Branch Detective Constable Stephen Oake during a raid. Indeed, the “rendition” of terror suspects orchestrated by Britain, the United States, and other western states, attempts to institutionalize and legitimize torture as a means for the production of fundamentally compromised information used by western states to manipulate domestic public opinion.
It is perhaps not all that surprising then to learn that, according to a Daily Mail headline, the Pakistanis have found “no evidence against ‘terror mastermind’”, despite two weeks of interrogation under torture and forensic combing of Rauf’s home and computer. The plot “may not have been as serious, or as far advanced, as the authorities initially claimed”, observes the Mail somewhat sheepishly, and belatedly. “Analysts suspect Pakistani authorities exaggerated Rauf’s role to appear ‘tough on terrorism’ and impress Britain and America.” I wonder if the paucity of evidence has something to do with why, as the Independent on Sunday reported: “Both Britain and Pakistan say the question of Mr Rauf’s possible extradition [to the UK] is some way off.” Indeed. A spokesman for Pakistani’s Interior Ministry gave some helpful elaboration, telling the Mail that extradition “is not under consideration.”
The extradition to Britain of the alleged chief mastermind of a plot to kill thousands of Americans and British citizens by simultaneously blowing up multiple civilian airliners has, in other words, been ruled out indefinitely...
by Michel Chossudovsky
August 20, 2006
"It would be easy for terrorists to cook up radioactive ‘dirty’ bombs to explode inside the U.S. … How likely it is, I can't say..." (Secretary of State Colin Powell, 10 February 2003)
"The near-term attacks ... will either rival or exceed the 9/11 attacks... And it's pretty clear that the nation's capital and New York city would be on any list..." (DHS Secretary Tom Ridge, December 2003)
"You ask, 'Is it serious?' Yes, you bet your life. People don't do that unless it's a serious situation." (Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, December 2003)
"... Credible reporting indicates that Al Qaeda is moving forward with its plans to carry out a large-scale attack in the United States in an effort to disrupt our democratic process... (Secretary Tom Ridge, 8 July 2004)
"The enemy that struck on 9/11 is weakened and fractured yet it is still lethal and planning to hit us again." (Vice President Dick Cheney, 7 January 2006)
''Had this plot been carried out, the loss of life to innocent civilians would have been on an unprecedented scale,'' ( Home Secretary John Reid, 10 August 2006)