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9/11 and American Empire

early today caught tail end of 9/11 and American Empire @ BookTV. it's on right now, go watch. or, video online here. taking notes, more later. online overview & quotes provided by 9/11 CitizensWatch. most memorable thing: Kevin Ryan saying pancake theory (supported by popular mechanics) is a failed hypothesis.


Berkeley California, Sept. 24, 2006

...9/11 was not only the largest and least-investigated homicide in American history

...perhaps also the largest hoax with extremely fateful consequences for human civilization as a whole

If our educational community cannot address this issue then it risks remaining merely "academic" in the worst sense of that term.

[+] guns + butter
[+] Bonnie Faulkner

Faulkner reads this quote from Michel Chossudovsky at the beginning: It's not enough to be against war, everyone is against war, we must expose the big lie that the war is based on. And that big lie is the political narrative regarding the events of September 11, 2001 ... Al-Qaeda is an instrument of U.S. Foreign Policy ... 9/11 is the biggest fraud in U.S. history.

[+] Michel Chossudovsky (g+b archives)
[+] Ray McGovern

what gets my goat — it's my pet goat — where bush is, he stays there reading my pet goat, how do you figure that?

[+] David Ray Griffin

Q: There is already an 9/11 official report. What could possibly compel another official investigation and how could its indepence be assured given the corruption and coverup of the first one? ~ I was recently in Europe and spoke in four cities and made the point that we in the movement in this country still hold out hope that there may be a genuine independent investigation in this country. But that is really not very likely. So I called on the Europeans to establish a commission to look into this, and there are other parts of the world that might do this as well [applause]. So we may get an investigation. Of course, whether the mainstream media in this country will report it is another question.

[this is from an article] It is to a significant extent about oil, given the projections that the world is beginning to run out of oil. The United States wants to get control of it because our way of life, which is so dependent upon oil, is nonnegotiable. And also because military dominance itself runs to great extent on oil. But it’s not just about oil. It’s about geopolitical dominance. And this brings up the U.S. Space command. In the document “Rebuilding America’s Defenses,” published in 2000 by the Project for the New American Century — an organization founded by people such as [Richard] Perle and [Paul] Wolfowitz and [Dick] Cheney and Rumsfeld — there is a statement in there that says we need to move forward with this revolution in military affairs. The central feature of this is the augmentation of the U.S. Space Command through which the United States would have what’s called now Full Spectrum Dominance. In addition to having dominance over land, air, and sea, we would have dominance in space. But building the space stations and the satellites for the weaponization of space will be an extremely expensive undertaking. One projection has the first stage of it being about a trillion dollars. So an enormous amount of money has to be shifted from the American taxpayers and other parts of the economy to the military and the space command. The document states that such a revolution in military affairs will probably proceed very slowly absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event such as a new Pearl Harbor. [+]

[+] Kevin Ryan

"The probability that fires and [impact] damage (the 'official theory') could cause the Towers complete collapse is less than one in a trillion." [+]

[+] Peter Dale Scott

I want to talk tonight about using the 9/11 Report as evidence - evidence of what is being suppressed. We can use it in this way because some parts of the Report are accurate and reliable. This base line of reliability helps define other parts of the Report which are misleading, and in a few places I believe dead wrong. These relevant omissions and deceptions should be taken as clues as to what is being suppressed, and where the hidden truth lies. I shall talk of the Report's occasional resistance to the truth. Let me give an easy and incontrovertible analogy from the Warren Report. The Warren Report got many things right; but it also minimized the links between Jack Ruby and organized crime.[1] This resistance was a clue that Ruby in fact was crime-related and that this was important. The House Select Committee on Assassinations, even though they got many things wrong, amply confirmed the importance of Ruby's crime links. We find similar symptomatic resistance in the 9/11 Report. [+] {note: save Sept24.mht as Sept24.htm & open in browser to display text more clearly}

Deep politics is a phrase coined by researcher and academic Peter Dale Scott, which he describes thus; “My notion of deep politics… posits that in every culture and society there are facts which tend to be suppressed collectively, because of the social and psychological costs of not doing so. Like all other observers, I too have involuntarily suppressed facts and even memories about the drug traffic that were too provocative to be retained with equanimity.(1)”

Parapolitics "...the investigation of parapolitics, which I defined (with the CIA in mind) as a `system or practice of politics in which accountability is consciously diminished.'...I still see value in this definition and mode of analysis. But parapolitics as thus defined is itself too narrowly conscious and intentional... it describes at best only an intervening layer of the irrationality under our political culture's rational surface. Thus I now refer to parapolitics as only one manifestation of deep politics, all those political practices and arrangements, deliberate or not, which are usually repressed rather than acknowledged."

{Ray McGovern} This was my bread & butter for 27 years, ferreting out the facts, connecting the dots large & small. That's a tour de force Peter, and I compliment you on your painstaking work. I think the average American will say: Where did you get all this stuff?

Well, thank God for the internet. Actually, I wrote a good deal of my — I wasn't an Internet fan particularly until I went to Thailand. Some of you know I spent half of the years 2002 to 2005 in Thailand. And I couldn't take my whole libray with me, so I had to go to the Internet. Then once I got the Internet habit & learned how to google smartly, I found myself going rather rarely to the library except to corroborate what other people have claimed in books, which I no longer believe. So all of you, any one of you in this building, this room here, this huge hall, can do what I did. I had the vantage, I guess, of having had four years in service of the Canadian government. I learned in those four years not to trust governments.

Q: What about secret detention camps being setup by FEMA? [Peter Phillips responds: "...there's nothing secret about it, it just hasn't been in the papers". this is from Scott—] In my book I'll be talking about what one of the neglected aspects of what happened on September 11th was the institution of C.O.G. How many people know what C.O.G. is? It's supposed to stand for continuity of government but I think it really — you should think of it as standing for change of government. It's what Oliver North was working on in 1984 & led to the famous question from Congressman Jack Brooks in the Iran Contra hearings: "Is it true, Colonel North, that you've been working on a plan to suspend the American Constitution?" And Senator Inouye, who is a Democrat, hammered his gavel and said we cannot go into that in a public session. The answer was: yes he was. What has only come out recently is that there was a special group who continued to plan this even after North left the government; and one of the members of that very small group was then Congressman Cheney. Another one was Donald Rumsfeld, who at the time was the chief executive officer of a drug company, and yet he was working on plans to suspend the American Constitution and institute a shadow government. Use the caves that have been dug into mountains all around Washington, and on that day something like 100 officials went off to create a kind of second government. You had Wolfowitz in the cave, you had Rumsfeld in the Pentagon. Theoretically, if there was really C.O.G., Wolfowitz should have been the man in charge. Well, at that time, one of the things that was done, they inaugurated what became a plan in the future Department of Homeland Security, a ten year plan to build detention centers. Now they say the purpose of the detention centers is to handle illegal immigrants in this country. There are 11 million illegal immigrants in this country — so it's not a very reassuring statement. But North was planning the same thing back then and they were always talking about a wave of migration coming over from Mexico. But they've always said — and it's in the Halliburton contract — that it can be for other situations that may arise. So, I don't want to get too paranoid about this, but I think it tells you something about the mindset of these people who are planning C.O.G. that they are planning operations to defend themselves, in effect, from the American people.

[+] Peter Phillips

 •  The Global Dominance Group: 9/11 Pre-Warnings & Election Irregularities in Context (html)

Wikipedia: Project for the New American Century

Project for the New American Century (PNAC) ~ Statement of Principles

The statement was signed by Elliott Abrams, Gary Bauer, William J. Bennett, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Eliot A. Cohen, Midge Decter, Paula Dobriansky, Steve Forbes, Aaron Friedberg, Francis Fukuyama, Frank Gaffney, Fred C. Ikle, Donald Kagan, Zalmay Khalilzad, I. Lewis Libby, Norman Podhoretz, Dan Quayle, Peter W. Rodman, Stephen P. Rosen, Henry S. Rowen, Donald Rumsfeld, Vin Weber, George Weigel, and Paul Wolfowitz. Of the twenty-five founders of PNAC twelve were later appointed to high level positions in the George W. Bush administration.

{Audience question}: Do you have a working model of how to deal with the sociological & psychological resistance people have to thinking critically about this information: mindset, denial, patriotism?

It was about two years ago, in this Thursday morning mens group of sociologists, psychologists that I go to every week. We were trying to figure out, what can we call this when people won't - refuse - to address things like the truth of 9/11 or the voter fraud of 2004? And my good friend Noel Byrne, who's a sociologist, said, "Well it's kinda like a threshold concept: you gotta cross that threshold & go into the scary closet". So we put a name on it. It really is a psychological barrier for people because it's terribly fearful to think that someone in our government would perpetrate a crime of this magnitude. And yet we can think of other people out there that would be so evil that they would do that, but we cannot think that about ourselves.

{someone yells, remember gladio! Phillips talks about gladio, false flags ["terror attacks attributed to the opposite side"], operation northwoods. David Ray Griffin picks up from there discussing NATO secret armies. operation gladio. "imperialist nations have always done this". "there are two americas on this issue". america needs to see we've done this in friendly countries. sponsored terrorist attacks. "9/11 is the biggest false flag operation of all time".}

[+] Continuity of Government

"It appears the US is still in the Continuity of Government status invoked as a result of 9/11".

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