The arrow in the above photo points to an explosive “squib” that proves that there were pre-planted explosive devices that severed, on every floor, the massive internal steel beams and girders so that the doomed building will collapse (or dissolve) entirely into its own footprint in a matter of seconds, thereby minimizing the damage to adjacent buildings (the goal of all controlled demolitions). Note that chunks of the steel beams have been explosively thrown upwards and outwards at high speeds due to the power of the demolition charges that had been planted by unknown co-conspirators in the three buildings over the weeks prior to 9/11/01. All the concrete in WTC Towers 1 & 2 was pulverized into fine dust, and over 600 small chunks of human bone fragments were found on the top of the adjacent Deutsche Bank building two years later.
“You unpatriotic ‘9/11 Truthers’ can have annual conspiracy conventions on 9/11, with a host of speakers. To use a Russian expression, the dogs may bark as the train roars along. You are the dogs, and we are the train. Keep whining. We will keep on declaring ourselves unconvinced. We still own the TV, we still own the military, and you can chatter on the internet all you want as you fade into ineffectual obscurity.” –Tongue-in-cheek satire from fellow 9/11 Truth-seeker Greg Ziegler PhD, a former US Military Intel officer and retired professor, whose commentary inspired this column.
Last Friday marked the 14th anniversary of 9/11/01 and the beginning of America’s bankrupting endless war against any and all so-called foreign enemies that, in the opinion of the ruling elites, need to have their sovereign nations de-stabilized so that any number of economic and corporate predators can gain access to the resources of the regions.
Thousands of ethical, intelligent, scholarly, science-based, peace-loving, truth-seeking and once patriotic researchers (seeing through the absurd conclusions widely promulgated starting on 9/11/01) have endured far too many years of black-listings by those who really know better – namely our willfully ignorant (or frankly deceptive) ruling elites (of both political parties) and their co-opted co-conspirators in the mass media who have obediently enforced the black-listings.
Galileo was a Fellow Truth–teller
Those of us who consider ourselves honorable 9/11 Truth-seekers understand how Galileo Galilei felt when his scientifically provable truth (that the earth revolved around the sun) was brutally suppressed by the ruling clerical elites of the 16th century.
Of course his run-in with church authorities was partly incited because he couldn’t refrain from pointing out that, because of his astronomical findings, he had proof that certain passages in the Bible couldn’t be true, thus claiming that the Bible was not inerrant. Cognitive dissonance erupted in the Vatican, and Galileo was declared a heretic and an enemy of the church. His books were banned, he was forbidden by the Inquisition to teach his “heresy” and he was placed under house arrest for the rest of his life. It took 4 centuries for the church to admit its error, thus inadvertently admitting that the Bible was not inerrant.
The enforced silence by the mass media concerning the Crime and Cover-up of the Century (the events of 9/11/01) should have been over long ago, that is, if there was any justice in this nation.
Is Courageous Investigative Journalism Dead?
If real investigative journalism was still alive and kicking in our corporatized, for profit media environment, and if exposing Big Lies was still regarded as important in our dying democracy, the black-listing of 9/11 truth-seekers and the court of law-worthy evidence that they have collected would have been celebrated and not denigrated.
But the absurd official, media-blessed version of what happened on 9/11/01 has been proven to be totally false and the consequences of the failure of our (mis-)leaders to admit that they have been bamboozled by the Big Lie have been devastating to the world. The consequences of the illegal and fraudulent invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, orchestrated under the guise of several Big Lies by the Cheney/Bush administration are still being played out in the millions of war refugees in the region that are desperately trying to leave the war-torn nations that the Pentagon helped to destabilize.
The endless wars that began in earnest after 9/11, and the constitution-shredding Patriot Acts and Homeland Security Act, had all been planned long before the three towers came down, and the recurring wars of retaliation (“Saddam tried to kill my daddy” – G. W. Bush) and resource theft (OIL = Operation Iraq Liberation) had likewise been planned ahead of time. Critics of American imperialism totally understand that “Great Satans” make good use of “Big Lies”.
The millions of whistle-blowers among us who have done the deep thinking, the heavy work and the research into what REALLY happened on 9/11 (and why) have become disillusioned with many previously respected politicians (of both political parties) who have run away from the unwelcome truths about the Crime and Cover-u of the Century. I have long wondered what could be wrong with those that accuse me and my 9/11 Truth-seeking colleagues of being lunatic, low-life “conspiracy theorists”.
The PNAC, the Real Conspiratorial Group that Needs to be Subpoenaed
So, partly to understand things from the standpoint of those false accusers, I have devised the monologue further below. It is my representation of what is the real attitude of the guilty parties (starting with the Project for the New American Century [PNAC], an outgrowth of the NeoConservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute, whose purpose, among other things, was to increase military spending, subvert the United Nations and spread democracy/capitalism around the world through the barrel of a gun, and thus enrich PNAC’s already wealthy corporate interests, that included millionaire politicians, billionaire corporate war-profiteers, Wall Street financiers, oath-taking militarists and the corporate-controlled media.
Here is a brief summary of PNAC’s goals. The original members admitted that the goals would be difficult to implement without a catastrophic catalyzing event such as a “new Pearl Harbor” Enter 9/11/01.
Following is a scary list of some of the nefarious, hard right-wing ruling class elites who signed on to the PNAC’s statement of principles, which can be found here.
This partial list of PNAC members (that should make every anti-fascist’s skin crawl) includes William Kristol (founder and chairman), Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Jeb Bush, John Bolton, Richard Perle, James Wolsey, Elliot Abrams, Eliot Cohen, Dan Quayle, Gary Bauer, Donald Kagan, William J. Bennett, Scooter Libby, Vin Weber, Norman Podhoretz, Steve Forbes and others, many of whom officially and/or unofficially joined the Cheney/Bush administration after the election was infamously stolen. Despite their roles in leading America into the illegal and unconstitutional wars for oil that has resulted in millions of innocent men, women and children dead, wounded and homeless, none but Scooter Libby has spent any time in jail. Go figure.
The politicians, billionaire war-profiteers, Wall Street financiers, oath-taking militarists and the corporate-controlled media are groups that comprise the infamous chronically conspiratorial military/industrial/congressional/media complex, subgroups of which were certainly among the planners and/or orchestrators of the controlled demolitions of the three World Trade Center buildings and/or were part of the massive cover-up of the resulting crimes. Many of these traitorous elites, who were knowingly usurping American democracy, have, post-911, helped to prevent truly independent investigations from happening that would have brought out the truth of the matter, and the horrific slaughter of the innocents in the Middle East would have been averted.
All the existing evidence that has been accrued over the past 14 years proves that there are many guilty people and groups – hiding in plain sight – that conspired to plan, execute and cover-up the dirty deeds surrounding 9/11. Below is what I imagine a leader of such a group of conspirators would say. (To really get into the exercise, imagine that some punitive, inquisitorial humanoid that has the visage of a Dick Cheney, for example, is uttering the words.)
The 9/11 PNAC Perp Speaks
“You 9/11 conspiracy nuts have no power, so suck it. You are in a minority, even though you have found out the truth about what we did on that fateful day. Granted, you have a lot of intelligent folks, scientists, architects, engineers, pilots, retired CIA types, physicists, mathematicians, theologians, etc who are, so far, all black-listed. Know that all my Republican Party buddies, helped out tremendously by the silence of many Democratic Party members, have recently gone to great lengths to publicly demean scientists and intellectuals of all stripes, mainly because of the climate change issue.
We have wildly succeeded in this effort to likewise demonize uppity blacks, competent females, gays, lesbians, intellectuals, deep thinkers and pesky whistle-blowers. Witness the fact that the majority of lower class conservatives and those with double digit IQs are no longer interested in what really happened. Since 9/11/01, my NeoCon friends have firmly embedded themselves in the Washington D.C. and Wall Street power structure and are totally on board with the cover-up. It is the rare Democrat or Libertarian that has had the guts to speak out about it; they are afraid to go up against any Big Lie propaganda that the mass media has either blessed or been fooled by. Look at what happened to Paul Wellstone when he kept putting his nose into areas that we warned him to stay away from.* (see below)
“Of course, you liberal low-lifes don’t have the mass media behind you, especially the innately conservative publishers and editors. We have relied on them to toe the line on the 9/11 Big Lie. And they have totally complied. The admittedly absurd White House Big Lie conspiracy theory has been re-told so many times by our compliant media that it is now accepted as truth, thanks to the White House-generated media blitz that began on Day One. I can’t reveal to you how we did it, but the press got on board with the false flag operation myth by Day Two. No reporter was allowed to question the official trumped up story starting on 9/12/01. The power of the mass media can’t be easily overcome; and you don’t own it. My advice to you creeps is to give it up.
Joseph Goebbels and the Big Lie
“If you jerks haven’t yet understood how Big Lie propaganda agendas work, just recall what one of our spiritual predecessors – Joseph Goebbels (Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment) – managed to do in Germany. By constantly re-telling the Fascist Big Lie on the radio 24/7, by banning independent, alternative media and radio broadcasts, by literally smashing all the liberal printing presses in Germany and by silencing the truth-tellers in a lot of ways, Goebbels got gullible Good Germans to believe that anti-fascists, leftists, democrats, liberal editors, investigative journalists, trade unionists, antiwar activists, socialists, communists and Jews deserved to be banned, black-listed, fired from their jobs, imprisoned and even executed. The infamous Republican Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy learned a lot about the Big Lie from the Nazis.
“You leftist truthers are nothing but do-gooder, tree-hugging creeps who aspire to real democracy, where the common good is more important than national security, corporate profits and ruthless empire-building. Don’t you realize that compassion, fairness, forgiveness, negotiation and consideration for the little guy are for political losers? In real politics, no good deeds go un-punished.
“Our NeoConservative movement has experienced a number of setbacks over the past century, including the failure of the attempted fascist coup against FDR back in 1934, thanks to US Marine Major General Smedley Butler’s high ethical standards that inspired him to rat on us. One of our most recent setbacks came about during the Nixon era, when that tyrant too carelessly attempted to achieve totalitarianism in the Watergate scandal. It set back our global agenda by a lot, especially with the demoralization of our military because of all the atrocities it committed in Vietnam. But we are more careful now. We learned some valuable lessons.
“You puny whistle-blowers learned how powerless you all are when we created “free-speech zones” where antifascist protesters like you were herded by local police departments during the 2004 presidential campaign whenever and wherever our pro-war politicians came to campaign in your districts. Thankfully, the quaint First Amendment is just a shadow of its former self, and weakening it with the Patriot Acts has worked out well for us. Obscuring our secret agendas is so much easier without having to deal with you pesky truth-tellers. We can’t have any public expressions of dissent making it into the press, you know.
“You might have heard the maxim about how the truth will always eventually come out, but, in the case of 9/11, the ruling elites plan to delay its emergence as long as possible, preferably long after we perps are dead and we can’t be indicted, fined, publicly humiliated or imprisoned. We think stone-walling and maintaining the myths will be worth it. In the meantime we have our wealth, our body guards, our fellow conspirators in high places and our gated communities that will allow us to maintain our luxurious lifestyle out of prison until we are dead or too old and feeble to be put on trial. The same thing has happened to most of the brutal kings, emperors, dictators and military juntas throughout history.
“And as long as we are talking about the First Amendment that guarantees free speech, we freely admit that we have co-opted the major political debate organizers to forbid questions about 1) the anomalies of 9/11, 2) the affordability (or wisdom) of America’s out-of-control global militarization, 3) America’s economic colonization (quasi-enslavement), 4) the corporate control of the media or 5) the ruthless corporate exploitation of the developing world’s natural resources. That list of taboos questions is, of course, incomplete, but there is a lot of money to be made with those agendas, and there are the inevitable economic catastrophes to prepare for, and we need to make hay while the sun shines.
“The perpetrators of the 9/11 false flag operation are still in positions of political or economic power. Many of them are members of the 400 or so right-wing think tanks whose immense power you naive anti-fascists fail to comprehend. Those cunning and very well-heeled groups easily manipulate the blindered, uber-patriotic types that are so common in our society into regularly supporting – and voting for – agendas that are clearly against their own best interests. All one really needs to do is wave the flag and claim that America’s national security is threatened.* (see the Goering quote below) So you may as well give up your opposition; those easily brain-washed folks don’t want to know any more about 9/11 than what we elites allow them to know.
“You lowly leftists can’t possibly win on this one, especially when the majority of voters are kept totally unaware of unpleasant truths like what really happened on 9/11. Most of them don’t want to know. They would rather be left unchallenged by ANY new realities that would make them feel uncomfortable. We’re talking about cognitive dissonance.
“We both understand what a powerful motivator is the reality of cognitive dissonance. We rely on that a lot. Folks that don’t have critical thinking skills feel anxious when they are confronted with a new truth that contradicts their deeply held beliefs. And so they deny obvious truths or plug their ears or close their eyes to avoid the emotional distress that comes from admitting that they might have been wrong.
“Because our cause has already won in the court of public opinion, I am willing to admit that your 9/11 Truth-seeker’s findings are all true and that you have disproved the Big Lies about 9/11. But it won’t do you any good, for we will continue to deny that we admitted saying any such thing.
“Keeping in mind my intent to deny what is obvious to even the casual observer, let me go through the impossible-to-substantiate, indeed absurd, White House Conspiracy Theory (a provably false Big Lie). That conspiracy theory says that 19 young Saudi Arabian terrorists who had never learned how to fly a commercial jet plane (impossibly) hi-jacked (with box-cutters, no less!) and then (impossibly) crashed two such planes at (impossibly) high speeds into two massively steel-reinforced 110 story New York City skyscrapers (that were designed to withstand more than one such crash).
“The “crashes” were said to have been caused by momentary, self-extinguishing jet fuel fires that burned out within minutes but (impossibly) somehow caused both towers to suddenly explode and the massive amounts of concrete to self-pulverize into fine dust (except for massive amounts of office paper (that didn’t burn) and the towers’ neatly-sectioned 30 foot long steel girders. (Tellingly, some of those sections forcefully imbedded themselves into adjacent buildings across the street).
“On that day three skyscrapers (google WTC# 7) collapsed at freefall speed into their own footprints (impossible without controlled demolition techniques) in less than 15 seconds. All of that supposedly happened because of the low-temperature office fires that consumed furniture and building materials that were all certified to be fire resistant.
“You 9/11 Truthers were correct to note that the (allegedly) hi-jacked plane that allegedly crashed into the small hole in the side of the Pentagon left no traces behind; and the one that allegedly crashed at Shanksville, PA and supposedly disappeared into a small smoking slit in a field in Pennsylvania left no traces of the 100,000 pounds of aluminum either. That was the hardest claim to make because the rescue crews that came to the scene immediately found no airplane wings, no tail section, no massive titanium engines, no black box, no bodies and no luggage at either so-called crash site! And, tellingly, there was no attempt to search the Shanksville slit and try to rescue survivors – because there was no sign of any crashed plane there. We built an impressive memorial there and now nobody asks any questions. Cognitive dissonance is working wonders there.
“Here are a couple more reasons why you idealists should just give up trying to convince the public about the truth of 9/11, even though are in agreement that the official conspiracy theory is a fraud, and your conspiracy theory has been proven to be factual.
“For one thing, your little black-listed group is hugely out-numbered by the 36,000,000 American football fans who spend huge amounts of time, mind and money ignoring current events and past history playing Fantasy Football all year round. Many spend their non-working hours thinking about, planning for, betting on and then watching TV most of Sunday. Then there is all the time spent watching Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, Friday’s high school games and more than one college football game on Saturday. Many of these fans waste entire week-ends on the couch. Most of them are voters and rely on getting their information from headline news, mostly information that doesn’t take much time of effort comprehending. 20 second sound bites are our specialty and it takes hours to comprehend what really happened on 9/11/01
“And the time and mind exerted by those 36 million football fans is dwarfed by the other spectator sports (and not just major league sports but also collegiate and high school basketball, hockey, baseball and soccer).
“You can see your problem. I would suggest that you do not delude yourselves in thinking that you are going to interest many from those sports-addicts to even have the time to educate themselves, much less contact their congresspersons or go to the streets demanding truth and justice and an end to the perpetual wars that are so seriously impacting the lives and futures of their children and the planet.
“I repeat, you liberal loonies may as well give up your efforts at truth-telling and truth-seeking. Trust me; it won’t work out for you. Far too many short-attention-spanned Americans are addicted to many other trivial pursuits like video gaming, gambling, pornography and entertainment (or the time-consuming acquisition, ingestion or selling of legal and illegal brain-altering drugs) to pay any attention to your lost cause. Too many voters (and their children) are watching our neatly co-opted mass media 4-8 hours EVERY day and many of them are struggling to survive on less than living wages. Trying to organize a grass roots effort concerning 9/11 Truth with those realities in mind seems foolish to me. Give it up. Even with the overwhelming evidence of our guilt that you have proven to me, you are still going to lose.
More Profoundly Truthful Quotes from Some Historical Masters of the Big Lie
“In conclusion, let me quote for you some true statements from two of our other spiritual forbears, Hermann Goering, Hitler’s # 2, a member of the Nazi equivalent of America’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and a colleague of the liberal-hating Goebbels.
“During the Nuremberg Trials Goering honestly expressed what every politician and war-mongering militarist knows to be true.
* ‘Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.’
“You tree-huggers can’t beat that time-honored strategy.
“Another one of our inspirations was Adolf Hitler. He knew what he was talking about when he said: ‘What good fortune for those in power that the people do not think…It gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them…Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.’
“Our boy der Fuhrer also said: ‘The fascist state must not forget that all means must serve the ends; it must not let itself be confused by the drivel about so-called freedom of the press…it must make sure that (the media) is placed in the service of the state.’
* Here is a pertinent quote from Pat O’Reilly, a close friend of Paul Wellstone, that supports the allegations above:
“I asked Paul how his week had been. He said, ‘it’s been tough. Vice President Cheney called me in and told me to get on their bandwagon or there would be serious ramifications in Minnesota. And stop sticking your nose into 9/11; there are some rumors going around, but we are going to get to the bottom of this.’
“When Paul made this statement, there were about 10 military veterans standing around us, and he spoke to them about 9/11… ‘There are so many things going on about 9/11 that just don’t make sense…’ Wellstone knew 9/11 was staged. Wellstone was after 9/11.” – From the Snowshoefilms documentary, “Wellstone: They Killed Him“. It is suggested that readers view a lecture entitled “The Strange Death of Paul Wellstone” by assassination scholar Dr. James Fetzer here.