War

"Project for a New Confucian Century": Mainstream academic publication promotes 9/11 investigation

 

Excerpts from a paper that deals with American empire, war propaganda, and the need to investigate 9/11 (especially at the end).
These discussions are embedded in a paper on the application of Confucian philosophy. 

 
"Project for a New Confucian Century" by Kurtis Hagen
Chapter 8 in A Future Without Borders? (Brill, 2016) Edited by Eddy M. Souffrant
 
ABSTRACT: In explicit contrast to the Project for a New American Century, this chapter explores the viability of two alternative visions of a Confucian world order… I end with an appeal for intellectuals to better fulfill an important role, namely, exposing the myths that are used to justify inappropriate violence.

 

One year before the horrendous "attacks" of September 11, 2001, a document entitled Rebuilding America's Defenses was produced by a neo-conservative think-tank called the Project for a New American Century (PNAC)--it is sometimes referred to as "the PNAC document". It is a blueprint for strengthening U.S. hegemony. Recognizing that their recommendations were a "tough sell" the document's authors write, "[T]he process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event--like a new Pearl Harbor". Then, after 9/11, the supporters of this Project, including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and other prominent neo-conservatives, shamelessly exploited the tragedy, and the fear it engendered, in the pursuit of the initiatives outlined in the PNAC document. As Naomi Klein puts it, "The mantra 'September 11 changed everything' neatly disguised the fact that for free-market ideologues and the corporations whose interests they serve, the only thing that changed was the ease with which they could pursue their ambitious agenda".

“Do your part in spreading the word.” – James Corbett on September 11, 2016

Only 9/11 Truth Can Smash The 9/11 Lies
by James Corbett on September 11, 2016
https://www.corbettreport.com/only-911-truth-can-smash-the-911-lies/

15 years. 15 long years, unfolding with the inevitability of a horror film.

The PATRIOT Act.

The Department of Homeland Security.

The NSA panopticon.

The militarization of Police State USA.

The occupation of Afghanistan.

The ongoing war in Iraq.

The continuing disintegration of the Middle East in line with the neocon’s long-term plans.

All of this, and so much more, is all justified by the grandstanding politicians and their mouthpiece media by the events of 9/11, “the day that changed everything.”

9/11 is a blank check for the sociopaths to further the technocratic control grid and to wage war in whichever square of the chessboard they place their terrorist boogeymen. And there is only one way to cancel that check: 9/11 truth.

Yes, you know that 9/11 was not the work of 19 men with box cutters. But your friends and coworkers don’t. And maybe you can’t paint the picture for them yourself. But there are plenty of ways to help explain it to people.
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Using 9/11 To Lie Us Into War


How many people have we killed that had nothing to do with 9/11? Stop ALL of the wars NOW!!!

Obama's Excuse for War Crimes Creates Moral Decay

Abby breaks down how impunity for US war crimes leads to cultural decay.

A Freeskier calls for Peace and restoration of Rule of Law in the United States

The official conspiracy theory ("About two dozen bored and disgruntled Saudi youths outwitted the US Military and forced the United States to start wars in Afghanistan and Iraq") is absurd.

War is usually about power and theft. Cui bono? Well, not the American people and definitely not the people in the countries that we have attacked. Rather the richest few on Wall Street.

My site encouraging peace and restoration of Rule of Law in the United States.

http://freeskierpov.weebly.com/

Media Roots Radio - Nuclear Weapons & Fear, Iran War Propaganda, Party Loyalists

MEDIA ROOTSAbby and Robbie Martin discuss nuclear weapons: living in a perpetual Cold War mentality, MAD, stockpiling, labs and mismanagement, how nuclear fear and control underpin US imperialism; the manufactured GOP debate on contraception as a distraction from real issues; Obama's drone warfare and domestic drone surveillance; complacency of party loyalists and their approval of Obama's continuation of Bush policies; Iran war propaganda: the political establishment and corporate press trumping up the war drum to instill fear and justify pre-emptive warfare against Iran and Syria.

http://mediaroots.org

Media Roots Radio - Video Game Warfare, Covert War in Iran, SOPA & Fair Use

MEDIA ROOTS – Abby and Robbie discuss the reality of war: the pre-propaganda that has manufactured consent for the illegal occupations, video game warfare and cognitivie dissonance in combat, the Marine urination scandal; Martin Luther King Jr. and historical revisionism minimizing how anti-imperialism was the main pillar of his philosophical platform; the CIA and the US covert war in Iran; SOPA, PIPA breakdown, the difference between copyright and fair use, the threat to net neutrality and websites like Media Roots under this overarching legislation.

http://www.mediaroots.org

Project Censored Speaks at the Grand Lake 9/11 Truth Film Festival

Peter Phillips of Project Censored speaks at Oakland's Grand Lake Theater 9/11 Film Festival about corporate media censorship and 9/11.

Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, gives a short yet powerful talk about managed news and the media blackout surrounding 9/11 at the Grand Lake Theater.

www.projectcensored.org

www.mediaroots.org

9/11 and the Economy: Counting the $5 Trillion in Costs to America

 

Al Jazeera provided an interactive breakdown on how much 9/11 has cost  to the American economy in 10 years.

I have outlined it below in short; further down is the longer version with explanation details for each main and sub-category. It is stated that many of these categories are conservative calculations and that many categories are certain to rise in cost.

Note: $5 trillion dollars is equal to 5 million millions.

Media Roots – Afghanistan: Endless War for Resource Control

Afghan Poppy Field

MEDIA ROOTS- Last year marked the tenth anniversary of America's invasion of Afghanistan, officially making it the longest war in US history. Now that Osama Bin Laden is finally confirmed dead, the federal government's logic of continuing the occupation remains unclear.

Initially, the Bush administration irrationally insisted that any sovereign nation harboring terrorists was itself complicit in "terror" and therefore open for pre-emptive US military action. This rationale is absurd– just because one criminal might be living inside of a particular country doesn't make that entire country guilty of the criminal's crimes.

In 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was quick to tell CNN that US forces had successfully pushed the Taliban and Al Qaeda out of the region, and reports reveal that Osama Bin Laden hadn't even been in Afghanistan since 2001. Additionally, a White House spokesperson recently admitted that there hasn't been a terrorist threat in the country for the last eight years.

So what has the US been doing in Afghanistan for the last decade?

Media Roots Radio- US Imperialism, War Updates, Spying, Fear & Self-Censorship, Building Communities

 

Media Roots Radio- US Imperialism, Spying, Self-Censorship, Building Communities by Media Roots

MEDIA ROOTS- This discussion covers US imperialism: wars, costs, media and government propaganda; the culture of self-censorship and the erosion of privacy in the US; information as power and how communication is an important tool to strengthen and build communities.

The “War On Terror” Is A $6 Trillion Racket, With $1 Trillion In Interest Alone, Exceeding The Total Cost Of World War II

The “War On Terror” Is A $6 Trillion Racket, With $1 Trillion In Interest Alone, Exceeding The Total Cost Of World War II
July 6th, 2011

By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus Report

The War On Terror Is A $6 Trillion Racket, With $1 Trillion In Interest Alone, Exceeding The Total Cost Of World War II

When Obama launched his re-election propaganda campaign to trick the American public into thinking that he intends to end the Af-Pak War, he said that the “War on Terror” has cost $1 trillion over the past decade. While that is a staggering amount of money, he was being deceitful once again.

The Ballad of Mohamed Atta - What's Myth? What is True?

The Ballad of Mohamed Atta – Vic Sadot at Last FM on “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs”. Great violin by Vic's buddy Eric Golub. This song was written after reading the Australian Broadcast Corporation interviews by Liz Jackson with Ralph Bodenstein & Volker Hauth who were buddies with Mohamed Atta in their college days. They simply could not imagine him being the person described in the US Press. Research by Daniel Hopsicker of Mad Cow News “Welcome to Terrorland” revealed a Mohamed devoid of religion & addicted to sex & drugs, who had Visas & US military training at Huffman Aviation & Pensacola Naval Base in Florida. What is myth? What is true? http://www.last.fm/music/Vic+Sadot/_/Ballad+of+Mohamed+Atta