And from Starbucks, I went down the rabbit hole. I found myself at a conference on Walker Street called 'How The World Changed After 9/11'. It was packed, but I managed to slide in at the back, to hear a guy called Webster Tarpley chant his own list of names. The names of the 46 military exercises and hijack drills (called things like 'Vigilant Guardian') that were actually taking place on the morning of September 11. "The greatest density of drills in US military history," Tarpley said.
What I heard, from speaker after speaker, was a heartfelt desire to turn away from the path of destruction, militarism and lies that America has been set upon after 9/11. Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst, mourned for Iraq: "One million dead, 4m displaced, and that's a victory?" He sees the failure of Americans to comprehend the scale of the destruction wrought under their flag as nothing less than racist.
“...Now you're pretending
That it's not ending
You'll say anything to avoid a fight...”
~mixed feelings re: 911truth
If this is it... “...Girl don't try to make up phony reasons I'd rather leave than never believe...” ~mixed feelings re:911truth Part 2: Cults, cultures, LaRouche and 9/11truth The words cult and culture have a common Latin root, cultus :care, adoration, from colere to cultivate. Their definitions have some over lap: http://www.merriam-webster.com/netdict/culture Relevant definitions:
c : the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization d : the set of values, conventions, or social practices associated with a particular field, activity, or societal characteristic
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cult Relevant definition:
While I am rarely accused of not being controversial enough, I am conducting a pre-emptive strike against that accusation tonight with a Truth Jihad Radio show devoted to controversy.
Tonight (Sat. 2/1/08) on RBN, the world's most notorious Muslim truth jihadi (that would be me, Kevin Barrett) listens to the complaints of misrepresented Jews and Christians! I guess we Muslims aren't the only ones who get misrepresented ; )
In between the controversies with the Jews and Christians, I'll pick a bone with secularist historian Webster Tarpley.
6-6:50 pm CT: 9/11 truth supporter Andrew Mathis, discussing what he says are pejorative misconceptions about the Talmud, exemplified by http://www.revisionisthistory.org/talmudtruth.html; he recommends the refutation at http://talmud.faithweb.com/ Andrew writes: "It is often thought that the Talmud serves as the basis for Zionism. Actually, the Talmud strictly opposes Zionism."
6:50-7:10 pm CT: I ask Webster Tarpley why he thinks Obama's advisors, who look to me like a dubious but at least anti-neocon anti-Mideast-war contingent, are so terrible. (We'll continue the argument with a full two hour show next Saturday night.)
Webster Tarpley is touring the European countries where we have an edition of 9/11 Synthetic Terror in print - six cities in the UK, from Guy Fawkes Day Nov 5th through 10th, eight cities in Italy, from Nov. 12th to 19th, and Paris on the 20th.
See http://www.waronfreedom.org/wgt/eurotour07.html for schedule.
9/11 Synthetic Terror was translated and published as La Terreur Fabriquée by SuperTruther Arno Mansouri of Editions Demilune of Paris last year, http://www.editionsdemilune.com/.
The Italian edition, La Fabbrica del Terrore, was recently released by Macro Edizioni, a major Italian publisher, under their high-brow Arianna imprint. http://www.ariannaeditrice.it/vetrina.php?id=13287
The book has also been translated into Spanish and we are seeking a Spanish publisher, or we may publish it in the US. See my draft cover design for the Spanish edition here: http://www.waronfreedom.org/synth/11-SFalso-mini.jpg . The title we have settled on is 11-S Falso Terrorismo.
My scheduled guest had to cancel at the last minute, so I managed to drum up Webster Tarpley for the first hour and Jason King, organizer of the Boston Tea Party for 9/11 Truth, for the second hour. Webster and I will discuss his upcoming Guy Fawkes Day - launched tour of the UK. We'll discuss War on War Week http://www.waronwar.us and the effort to bring Guy Fawkes Day to the USA via V for Vendetta house parties. See press release below.
Jason King will discuss the upcoming Tea Party: http://boston911truth.org/teaparty/
Here's my V for Vendetta Day press release:
Guy Fawkes Day Comes to Madison!
V for Vendetta Viewing & Discussion 11/5/07, 7 pm, Dardenelles -- Masks and Costumes Optional
This article at Op Ed News takes Tarpley, Bollyn, Von Kleist and others to task, based in part on their associations with others.Get on over to Op Ed News and hit the comments section. There is a long comment quoting most of an article by Chip Berlet on conspiracism. It surely requires some response. So far, the 9/11 "official story" folks are dominating the field.
October 30, 2007 at 06:10:12
Questioning 9/11 and to Hell with Caution
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As for David Horowitz, here's a guy who is promoting a rash of anti-radical Islamic events on several US College campuses and in his last outing and along with his perpetual sidekick, Ann Coulter; had invited a guest speaker who turned out to be one of Britain's biggest holocaust deniers. Isn't that a kick in the shorts!?! Frankly I see him(and Coulter) in the same light as I see LaRouche, Bollyn, Piper and Carto.
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Since 9/11, evidence has come to light that contradicts that day’s infamous terrorist attack. American historian Webster Tarpley argues that this is nothing new, serious inconsistencies have been associated with terror attacks for hundreds of years throughout the Western world.
Whilst much post 9/11 evidence has been well sourced it has trickled out, having far less impact than the official narrative which holds Islamic fanatics entirely responsible. The end result is that press and public are left confused and disorientated by a lack of resolution to one of the biggest stories of our age. Terrorology is a growing discipline that seeks to bring academic rigour and reasoned argument to analysing this highly emotive subject.
Tarpley: Since we have the 5th anniversary I’d like to make a few comments of my own about the state of the movement in the US.
We’ve got a round table here going of the leading experts in Central Europe.
You might think to yourself it might not be possible to assemble the leading experts in the United States around the same table because of the unfortunate atmosphere that has broken out in our movement….
I wanted to propose from my point of view the following formula for how we can cooperate, because I think this is obviously what we need to do. Don’t be scandalized by the word cooperation.
We have to recognize that on the one side there is a sphere of theoretical discussion. In this any serious scientific hypothesis, historical, philosophical hypothesis can be discussed, should not be banned, should not be censored.
Johnny Wendell Put 9-11 Truth on Air America Affiliate KTLK1150 for Another Hour on Monday, September 3rd
A day after having Webster Tarpley and Barbara Honegger on the air to discuss 9-11 truth for an hour, host Johnny Wendell had Tarpley back on the air to hone in on the current threatening situation. The 1st segment was focused on the economic indicators that something is coming down the pike. After taking some calls from the audience, including some from local 9-11 truthers, Wendell had Tarpley on for one more segment to focus in on the case of building 7.
Overall, the two day truthathon sponsored by Mr. Wendell was a great gift to 9-11 truth movement in introducing some facts and ideas to a large progressive audience in Southern California. Additionally, both Honegger, on Sunday, and Tarpley, on Monday, directed listeners to go to the LA group's 9-11-07 Commemoration and Convergence Event. Everyone involved did great work to help make it happen.
("The Kennebunkport Reality Check" is the official response from www.actindependent.org to the controversy swirling around the Kennebunkport Warning. Notes have been added to the original posting, describing its origin, who physically signed the actual document, who had their names added by verbal consent, and a link to the statement posted at Dahlia Wasfi's website, relating to Wright, Sheehan, Wasfi and El-Shafei. We await an official written statement from (former) Rep. Cynthia McKinney or her representatives, and we will post it in full should one be produced. -rep.)
The Kennebunkport Reality Check:
The Danger of World War III is the Much Neglected Heart of the Matter
Most of the comments concerning the Kennebunkport Warning have avoided the main issue. The central point has nothing to do with any signatures or absence thereof. The key issue is whether the world strategic picture given by the Kennebunkport Warning is accurate or not. If the statement is true, as we firmly assert that it is, then the other issues can be seen in proper perspective, meaning that they are dwarfed by the threat of a world catastrophe.
Late Night Fragments on Using both Wings for Resolving and Healing the Kennebunkport Flare Up: Wisdom and Compassion
The intensity of emotions on all sides of the Kennebunkport Warning rings of authenticity to me, leading me to believe that this is not a disinfo plot but a serious encounter among people of good intention during very dire times. This is why we must treat this situation and all involved with a fierce respect in order to gain a chance for deep dialogue and bridge-building. That being said, I think we are now crossing an uneasy, but crucial bridge between the 9-11 truth movement and the anti-war movement, none too early I might say. For years and years, these two movements have been, at best, distant cousins who reluctantly see each other a few times a year and make fun of each other in between, and, at worst, suspicious neighbors thinking each other to be agents of dischord.
Meanwhile, Cindy Sheehan has been an incredibly courageous leader as the most aggressive and visible member of the peace movement. And Webster Tarpley has been a powerful spokesperson, not only for a devastating take on 9-11 truth, but also for strategies towards justice and peace.
Hard Work of LA Truther Pays Off in Hour of 9-11 Truth Talk on Local Air America Affiliate KTLK-AM1150
Yesterday, Sunday September 2nd, 2007, the disciplined effort of an LA Truther paid off in getting Webster Tarpley and Barbara Honegger an hour of air time on KTLK-AM1150, the local affiliate of Air America. Through engaging host Johnny Wendell in a serious 9-11 Truth dialogue over a course of many hours on the internet, she was able to get Wendell to invite Tarpley and Honegger, on very short notice, onto a show from 3-4pm he was guest-hosting for Joe McDonnell. With good interviewing from Wendell, both Tarpley and Honegger were able to give enough historical context, clear evidence from the "day of," and logical theories about what exactly might have happened, to spark Wendell's interest enough to commit to another hour or so of discussion centered around calls from the audience for this coming afternoon. Tarpley got more time and utilized it well by shredding the Zelikow Myth and giving a sense of how these type of operations actually work and where to look to for suspects.
Tarpley offers some evidence that led to the formulation of the Kennebunkport Warning, and will be dedicating his Thursday, August 30 GCN program, broadcast from 7-9pm Central on Network 4, to discussing "the evidence for the coming Bush-Cheney aggression against Iran, to be predicated on a new 9/11 and/or a new Gulf of Tonkin provocation."
Several readers of the Kennebunkport Warning have requested documentation on the evidence referred to in that document. I am enclosing my July 21, 2007 summary entitled "Cheney Determined to Strike in US with WMD this Summer," plus a portfolio of selected news stories covering July and August of 2007. (both items attached below) I have also included an early description of the Cheney doctrine by Philip Giraldi from August, 2005. This evidence could be supplemented, but it is already conclusive.
It would be foolhardy in the extreme for serious antiwar activists to ignore the grave danger of an upcoming attack on Iran, predicated on a new 9/11 and/or a new Gulf of Tonkin. I send this out in the hopes that it will promote a a vigorous open debate on these matters as we approach the sixth anniversary of 9/11.
A well-known Democratic member of the House of Representatives has repeatedly told individual supporters that the top leadership of the Democratic Party has explicitly approved an attack on Iran. Mrs. Clinton is openly offering herself as the politician best qualified to take over in the wake of such an event. It is therefore the task of genuine antiwar activists, together with institutional forces within the government and the military, plus certain international factions, to ward off this looming catastrophe.
Webster G. Tarpley
See also this new article at The Raw Story: Study: US preparing 'massive' military attack against Iran.
Posted by aussiestormer on youtube
If anyone can help me fill in the names of the speakers – please note in comments – Thanks!
1.Conspiracy Theory: The speed of the collapse was too fast
1A. [Prof. Steven Jones]
You would expect the tower to absorb the shock but not just fail completely, and certainly not in less than 15 seconds as we observe.
1B. [Sofia Shafquat] That's basically free-fall speed. I have a hypothetical demonstration. A collapse is clunkety clunk, clunkety clunk, clunkety clunk, floor by floor.
Say that 110 times, and a major Republican tried this, he took his watch with the second hand and he said clunkety clunk 110 times, it took him over 3 minutes.
2A. Controlled demolitions always begin from the bottom of the building. You cut the bottom columns and then the building falls. If you look at the World Trade Center, both of them began at the impact wounds of the planes.
(In this timely, informative piece, Webster Tarpley draws on his many years as an observer of economic and financial indicators to provide context for his continued warnings of Synthetic Terror events as a desperate attempt to prop up a crumbling currency, (the US dollar), and to initiate war with Iran to keep the wheels of the Military Industrial Complex greased. Tarpley levels much criticism at the current Chairman of the Fed, exposes Cheney’s backers, and has some points to make regarding public pronouncements by Ron Paul about last week’s credit market panic and where interest rates are situated. An interesting read. –rep.)
HELICOPTER BEN UNLEASHES DOLLAR HYPERINFLATION
By Webster G. Tarpley
Washington DC – August 12, 2007 – By deciding to ante up $38 billion for a hopeless bailout of predatory Wall Street hedge funds and the banks that stand behind them, Federal Reserve Chairman Helicopter Ben Bernanke has placed the bankrupt US dollar on a direct course towards the precipice of hyperinflation. In so doing, he has given new momentum to the backers and controllers of Dick Cheney, who favor an insane flight forward into general war with Iran, deluding themselves that they can thus escape from both military defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan, and from the death agony of the dollar.
In a major 2-hour broadcast on one of the ships of the line for progressive radio, (WBAI in New York City), guest host Kathy Davis brought on Webster Tarpley, Paula Gloria, Dr. Laura Chamberlain (www.DC911Truth.org) and Bruce Marshall (www.actindependent.org) to discuss their efforts to bring together the impeachment movement, peace and justice movement, and 911 activists to work together in a common cause. The first hour of the program consists of a wide-ranging discussion with Tarpley on False Flag terror, Cheney's backers, and action on 9/11/07 taking place in NYC and Washington, DC. Some good discussion on Tarpley's latest article, which has been picked up by literally thousands+of+websites.
A major coup for 9/11 skeptics, this was broadcast in a prime afternoon slot, not shuffled off to a dismal hour late at night, or tucked away for a weekend broadcast. The Left-leaning daily listeners of WBAI were introduced to False Flag terror on the grand scale, with very useful, non-confrontational questions from guest host Kathy Davis. During the broadcast WBAI played two actindependent radio spots, including the new one, which is very powerful. During the second hour Les Jamieson was invited on to speak of the NY ballot initiative.
Congratulations to all involved!
Archived MP3: (Talk Back! - Tuesday, July 31, 2007 3:00 pm)
If you have a moment, write WBAI to encourage them to have more of this kind of programming. -r.
Support Guns and Butter 1pm PST Today - Webster Tarpley: The Politics of War, Fascism, and 9/11 Truth
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Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 1:00pm
The Politics of War, Fascism, and 9/11 Truth
Author Webster G. Tarpley in a three-hour presentation with slides at the June 22, 2007 Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference. We will focus today on the day of September 11, 2001, and the twenty-five military exercises, or drills, taking place just before, on, and after that fateful day. Fundraiser for KPFA Radio with Bonnie Faulkner.
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A new video introduction to the executive director of the 9/11 Commission. Featuring Webster Tarpley, Peter Dale Scott, Graeme MacQueen, Ken Jenkins and others. Includes new interviews filmed during the Vancouver 9/11 Conference. (Part One)
Having moved to Australia this year, I worried that I would have become out of touch with the Truth movement. I had the good fortune, however, to move close to Gillian Norman, the director of the soon-to-be-released Shadowplay. Gillian was kind enough to let me screen a rough cut to offer any insight. I thought I'd share with everyone my excitement for this movie and also ask for everyone to support Gillian in releasing this film.
Activists are encouraged to get these on indie radio and commercial (if you can afford it) radio ASAP.
In the event of a new "Gulf of Tonkin" incident (this Ron Paul clip is separate from the actindependent.org message);
Remember the example of Spain:
And have some banners ready: http://www.911blogger.com/node/10077
For more information about the actindependent campaign that seeks to bring together many activist groups together to work for a common cause, visit: http://actindependent.org/
If you live near the Capitol, there is a march starting in Arlington Cemetery, and ending at John Conyers' office to demand the impeachment of Cheney this morning, organized by After Downing Street.org:
Webster Tarpley, America's dean of false-flag terror studies, has enthusiastically endorsed a new effort to put "Inside Job" plastic roll banners in the hands of every 9/11 truthseeker. The goal: Deter the next 9/11 -- and if deterrence fails, flood the nation with INSIDE JOB signs.
In a July 22nd phone conversation with Kevin Barrett, Tarpley called the proposal "terrific" and offered his full support. Tarpley invited Barrett on his wtprn.com radio show next Thursday, July 26th, 8 pm - 9 pm CT (9 -10 pm ET) to promote and discuss the INSIDE JOB project.
Tarpley pointed out that he has consistently called on 9/11 activists to be prepared for the next 9/11. "You need to know what to do, where to go, where to meet to stage massive peaceful demonstrations," Tarpley said.
By having an INSIDE JOB sign in their closets, 9/11 truth-seekers will be making an implied commitment to hit the streets in the event of another false-flag terror scam. The mere existence of thousands of these signs in the hands of 9/11 truthers, peace activists and constitutionalists will make potential false-flag terrorists think twice, Tarpley and Barrett agreed.
IMPEACH OR FACE A NEW ROUND OF SYNTHETIC TERROR THIS SUMMER TO KICK-START THE WAR IN IRAN
Only impeachment and Removal, or a General Strike, Will Stop the Next False Flag Attack
The greatest threat now is “a 9/11 occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities.”
- Dick Cheney on Face the Nation, CBS, April 15, 2007
By Webster G. Tarpley
July 21, 2007
A few days ago, a group of lawyers from western Massachusetts met with the local congressman, Democrat John Olver. Their request was that Olver take part in the urgent effort to impeach Bush and Cheney. Olver responded by saying that he had no intention of doing anything to support impeachment. He went further, offering the information that the United States would soon attack Iran, and that these hostilities would be followed by the imposition of a martial law regime here.
According to reports in the British press, the Cheney war party has gained the upper hand in the secret councils of the Bush White House, pushing aside the purported hesitations of Miss Rice, Secretary Gates, and the NATO allies to chart a direct course towards war with Iran:
‘The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned. The shift follows an internal review involving the White House, the Pentagon and the state department over the last month. Although the Bush administration is in deep trouble over Iraq, it remains focused on Iran. A well-placed source in Washington said: "Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo." …at a meeting of the White House, Pentagon and state department last month, Mr Cheney expressed frustration at the lack of progress and Mr Bush sided with him. "The balance has tilted. There is cause for concern," the source said this week. … "Cheney has limited capital left, but if he wanted to use all his capital on this one issue, he could still have an impact," said Patrick Cronin, the director of studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.’ (“Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran; Military solution back in favour as Rice loses out; President 'not prepared to leave conflict unresolved'”, Guardian, July 16, 2007.)
(Continued after the jump.)
San Diego, California – On Sunday, July 8, 2007, San Diegans for 9/11 Truth sponsored a special guest appearance by international terrorism expert and peace activist Webster Griffin Tarpley. He is a leading spokesperson in the 9/11 truth movement, and author of 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA.
Tarpley attracted a standing-room-only crowd of approximately 250 at the Joyce Beers Community Center. They were treated to his spellbinding presentation of the political context surrounding the events of 9/11, which went on until late in the evening.
Webster G. Tarpley is also co-author of the underground classic political biography of George H. W. Bush, George Bush: the Unauthorized Biography, first published in 1992. His 9/11 Synthetic Terror, published by Progressive Press, has received many accolades, including from Amazon’s top-rated non-fiction reviewer. It has since been translated into numerous languages, and has been called “The Bible of the 9/11 Truth Movement.”
Webster Tarpley can be heard live on the Genesis World Report on GCN, every Thursday evening from 5pm to 7pm PST, at http://www.gcnlive.com.
Here is the "ACT-INDEPENDENT UNITED FRONT PROGRAM APPROVED BY PHILADELPHIA EMERGENCY ANTI-WAR CONVENTION, JULY 4, 2007" sent in by Webster Griffin Tarpley:
THE PHILADELPHIA PLATFORM
We meet in response to a grave political crisis. We see before us a society careening towards disaster. Bush-Cheney and their Republican allies flout the popular will and are determined to wage endless war, expanded beyond Iraq and Afghanistan to Iran and other countries, including with nuclear weapons. At the same time, they are transforming this country into an authoritarian police state. The Democrats, loyal to their own wealthy backers, ignore the Constitutional imperative of impeaching Bush and Cheney, despite crimes and abuses which cry out for impeachment. Now, the Democratic Party has voted to fund an escalated and expanded version of the very Iraq war they had pledged to end. Their excuse is that they did not have the votes. But they only needed to block the Iraq funding bill – something Pelosi could have done by herself as Speaker of the House. This massive betrayal has thrown the peace movement into disarray. Peace activists had taken seriously the Democrats’ pledge to end the war, and this approach has proven ineffective. In the background there are rumblings of a financial panic set off by the mortgage crisis, and by the ongoing death agony of the US dollar, which increase the hysteria of the ruling circles. The Republican presidential candidates eagerly debate the use of tactical nuclear weapons against Iran – a sure path to World War III – while Giuliani preens himself as a future dictator, and Mrs. Clinton can hardly conceal her enthusiasm for the coming attacks on Iran and Sudan. But the American people deserve something better than a choice between competing Republican and Democratic warmonger elitist cliques.
Guns & Butter
Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 1:00pm
The Philadelphia Emergency Anti-War Convention
Interview with author and activist Webster G. Tarpley announcing the July 4th Philadelphia Emergency Anti-War Convention, convened in response to the instability and political crisis occurring in the national anti-war movement and both major political parties, opening the way for the formation of a new political coalition of anti-war, anti-dictatorship, 9/11 truth, and other activists. Comments supporting 9/11 truth by both Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore are included.
KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley 1pm PST, and streaming and archived at www.kpfa.org
"9/11 Truth Squads - A Strategy for 2007"
Author Webster Griffin Tarpley addresses the "9/11 Accountability: Strategies and Solutions Conference" Chandler, Arizona, Feb., 2007.
A broad overview of the international situation in light of Neoconservative misadventures around the globe. Tarpley's remedy in the short term is activism; confront the politicians and media spokesmen that enable this agenda, with video cameras and some teamwork, and spread the word: Truth Squads.
Hopefully, this will foil the plans for the bombing of Iran which will lead to broader war and chaos abroad, and increased authoritarianism at home.
This video is posted with the permission of www.911tv.org
Please order a DVD copy of the entire Chandler conference if you can. Visit:
(This talk is a couple months out of date. To get up to speed, check out Tarpley's articles in the latest issue of the Rock Creek Free Press:
http://rockcreekfreepress.com and find a local group at 9-11.meetup.com )
As I write this, the newest issue of the Rock Creek Free Press is rolling off the press. It is a truly blockbuster issue with twenty articles, including two new articles by Webster Tarpley.
Here is one of them.
9/11 Truth Squads Bring Reality of Inside Job to Primary Campaigns - A "Macaca" Moment for Giuliani in the Bronx
by Webster G. Tarpley
Republican front-runner Rudolph Giuliani, Democrat Barak Obama, GOP candidate Sam Brownback, 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry, George Bush the elder, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former NSC Director Zbigniew Brzezinski, Senator Chris Dodd, Wall Street heavy David Rockefeller, Arab-hater Alan Dershowitz, Democratic contender John Edwards, Democratic Congressman and House fundraising boss Chris Van Hollen, neocon chickenhawk William Kristol – what these ruling class figures all have in common is that over the past three months they have been confronted in public by 9/11 truth activists challenging them on the premise of their entire world outlook: the 9/11 Big Lie, as codified in the bankrupt 9/11 commission report. These interventions have generated a new wave of 9/11 inside job publicity on cable television – especially on Hannity and Colmes of Fox News Channel -- on talk radio of all stripes, on the internet. Since January, the 9/11 truth squads have become the leading edge and main thrust of the 9/11 truth movement, and the principal means of keeping the 9/11 resistance in the public eye.
Giuliani was confronted in the Bronx on May 31 by Sabrina Rivera, a truth activist whose boyfriend’s father was a fireman who died on 9/11. She asked Giuliani why he and his staff had received a special warning that the twin towers of the World Trade Center were going to collapse, when the people in the buildings never got that warning. Giuliani’s response contradicted everything he has ever said about 9/11 – he denied that he had ever received a warning that the twin towers were going to come down. We never though the towers would implode, stammered Giuliani. But that is not what Giulaini had told Peter Jennings of ABC news on the afternoon of 9/11. At that time the Mayor said: “I went down to the scene and we set up headquarters at 75 Barclay Street, which was right there, with the police commissioner, the fire commissioner, the head of emergency management, and we were operating out of there when we were told that the World Trade Center was going to collapse. And it did collapse before we could actually get out of the building, so we were trapped in the building for ten, 15 minutes, and finally found an exit and got out, walked north, and took a lot of people with us.” [ABC News, 9/11/2001]
"The American empire is imploding and going down, it is already visible before our eyes. The ideological and the political currency and cachet of this government... it's disgraced around the world. The American government is hated more than at any time in my lifetime, so we really have an empire that's in a slow-motion decline and it will decline. My two worries are... they are going to do a lot of bloodshed, a lot of wreckage before it goes down, and that what stands to replace them is the Chinese empire, and the Chinese empire is a lot more experienced than the American empire, which would be rather parvenue by Chinese standards. "
- Prof. John McMurtry.
I've blogged a couple of times now about a forthcoming documentary from the Australian production company, Upstream Media, called Shadowplay. I'm happy to report that Shadowplay is finally coming to fruition due to the dedicated work of Upstream's Gillian Norman. Her long-distance co-producer is Ian Woods of Global Outlook.
Thanks in part to donations from visitors of 911blogger, Shadowplay is emerging as a strong piece with a serious focus on 9/11 and the decline of the American empire.