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by Jon Phalen 3:10pm Sat Nov 22 '03 (Modified
on 6:08pm Mon Nov 24 '03)
An organic reconsideration of US history and
major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years,
including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how
they shed light on America's present drift into fascism.
What makes you think
you actually KNOW what happened on those planes? All four were
obliterated, along with everyone on board, remember? No crime
scene, no direct evidence, no recognizable remains, no
witnesses whatsoever -- it's a blank canvas. How convenient
for any party intent on launching a new era of global
imperialism, and willing to spin this tragedy into a viable
excuse. Indeed, all of the attack's consequences are far
better explained by this agenda than by Bin Laden's purported
death wish. Those presuming to examine this matter, i.e. ALL
OF US, need to recognize that such trickery is a timeless
specialty of governments.
And yet from that very day
we have allowed the government-media complex to focus all
attention on one rather thin explanation: Crazy Arabs did it!
George W. Bush and his cabinet have made it known to us, in
the most arrogant terms, that they will brook no discussion of
other possibilities -- an edict most Americans, in their
desperation to believe in this man, seem to have embraced. The
Bush Administration even withholds its "proof" of Al Qa'eda's
guilt; clearly, it considers mere citizens too unimportant to
require full explanations, and once again, we're just rolling
over and taking it.
The phrases 'spiritually broken'
and 'morally adrift' come to mind...
Until the full
case against Al Qa'eda is made available for public review, we
have absolutely no assurance that this "proof" isn't exactly
like the "proof" of Iraq's weapons programs -- i.e., a big fat
lie from top to bottom. On these terms, wholesale acceptance
of the hijacker scenario will continue to be what it has
always been: a pathetic display of blind faith in this
administration's utterances, and in those of its media
accomplices. At present, it is astonishing that anyone places
faith of any kind in either party: by means of the "WMD"
debacle, both have proven themselves amoral, duplicitous, and
utterly devoid of humanity. Indeed, why do we give them so
much as a moment of our attention? No one with a lick of sense
would do this.
A rigorous civilian investigation of
9-11 would help resolve such doubts. If Bush and the rest were
standing on firm ground, they would fully support such a
thing. Instead, they have worked to thwart both its formation
and its progress, using every resource within their reach.
Some time last year, they seem to have realized they were only
fueling suspicions this way, so Bush grudgingly approved an
"independent" investigation. The arrogance of this bunch is so
disabling, however, that they actually damaged their
credibility even further by naming Henry Kissinger to lead it.
This is a man whose dedication to "US interests" verges on
homicidal psychosis (see his treatment of Cambodians 1970,
Chileans 1973, East Timorese and Kurds 1975, MUCH more). He
could only be expected to skew this investigation accordingly,
i. e., to omit and cover up any issue not conducive to empire
building. Ironically, even Henry had the sense to admit he was
an inappropriate choice, thus resigning from this duty,
whereupon Bush immediately returned to his original tactic of
stonewalling (1). Could the man possibly have something to
To appreciate the ugliest possibilities of the
9-11 attack, one must first become aware of the continuous
practice of such manipulations by the entire progression of
American politicians. The need to cultivate this awareness is
itself an enigma: if you have the honesty to see this pattern
at all, its full enormity, emerging over time, will at some
point cause your previous ignorance to amaze you. Imagine
living your entire life with an 800-pound gorilla, then
realizing one day it's not a sofa, after all. At the same
time, finding this enlightenment is challenging, because the
relevant facts are usually withheld from the public for
decades, seldom appearing in mainstream discourse even after
they become common knowledge -- not because of some grand
conspiracy, but because legions of 'America Firsters,'
including most of the famous and powerful, simply don't want
to hear it. The telling of these facts is an affront to their
most cherished political assumptions. Invariably, they respond
with hostile apologetics, ranging from simple denial and
ridicule to the claim that such incidents are random and
unrelated "mistakes." That they can sincerely believe this
'unrelated' claim is remarkable, given the way it crushes into
dust under any burden of historical proof: America's state
crimes have been ethically monstrous, vast in both scale and
number, unilateral in their aggression, virtually
uninterrupted in their chronology, and very coherent in both
motive and method. Certain themes just keep popping up:
1) Greed, particularly for territory;
Supremacism, driven only partly by race, perhaps more so by
delusions of national grandeur allowed to ramify without
3) An enthusiasm for "total war" -- i. e., the
indiscriminate butchery of entire populations. This seems most
likely to happen when "strategic" territories, resources, or
victories are at stake. That is, when those in authority feel
they "must win," and so discard principle to whatever extent
4) The systemic corruption and
antidemocratic functioning of every level of American
government, made abundantly clear by its relations with sworn
enemies of the public interest, namely corporations;
5) The bid for global empire that has all but defined
the American agenda since W.W.II, in flagrant violation of
This last "US interest,"
discussed openly by flacks and shills only since 9-11
suspended all moral judgment on such matters, actually
represents the driving passion of our ruling elite, going all
the way back to the Revolution. Indeed, grasping the means of
power, beginning with sovereign domain, was their main motive
for pursuing revolution at all. Starting then and continuing
ever since, they have whipped the people up to support their
warped appetites, even as they have misrepresented them
spectacularly. EVERY SINGLE TIME we as a people have committed
to a war of expansion, we have been duped into doing so by
their twin handservants, American politics and American media:
1776 to 1890
innumerable 'Indian wars'
which the western frontier was pushed through the territories
of one Indian confederation after another, all the way to the
Pacific. An early and definitive example is George
Washington's post-revolutionary conquest of the Ohio Valley,
where the Washington Family held deeds to immense tracts of
prime real estate never actually ceded by the Indians. The
lore that George was a "surveyor" is a populist distortion; he
was no blue collar grunt, laying out property lines to earn a
living. He was in fact the most ambitious of an elite family
of 'land speculators' -- the colonial equivalent of venture
capitalists -- and his toils were in the service of his own
family fortune. Already one of the richest people in
post-revolutionary America, he was determined to get even
richer through the sale of his Ohio holdings, and wasn't about
to be stopped by 'two-legged vermin' like the Shawnees and
Miamis. To this end, he abused his dominance of the early
federal government, arranging for Revolutionary War veterans
(a battle-hardened militia) to be compensated with "land
warrants" deep in Ohio's wilderness, far beyond his own
holdings. He also encouraged the issuance of large bounties,
equivalent to several months' income, for Indian scalps along
the upper Ohio River. These were essentially open murder
contracts that targeted ALL Indians, regardless of age,
gender, or tribal affiliation. By this means, genocide was
openly subsidized for decades wherever intact Indian cultures
presented an obstacle to "progress." Primitive as media was,
its role in all this was crude but sufficient: posting the
bounties while inflaming the settlers' hatred with tales of
Indian atrocities, real and imagined. In the Ohio Territory,
these tactics rapidly progressed to open war, orchestrated by
Washington against Tecumseh's Shawnee Confederation, and then
to the total extermination and westward displacement of the
Ohio tribes (2).
1846 to '48
The Mexican War:
Beginning in 1818, when the Oregon Territory was acquired,
American imperialists developed an intense interest in
California. Simply adding it piecemeal to their territorial
inventory wouldn't have worked, however: it was too isolated,
too defensible by the Mexicans. To take California, all of
northern Mexico -- what is now California, Nevada, Utah,
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and portions of Oklahoma, Kansas,
and Colorado -- would have to be taken, requiring the
invention of some PRETEXT for doing so. In 1836, American
"adventurers" (freelance political operatives) instigated a
regional coup in the Mexican province of Texas, splitting it
off to form an independent country, the Republic of Texas.
Nine years later, this nation was annexed as the 28th state.
Immediately afterward, President Polk made the predictable
move of sending belligerent military incursions into disputed
lands along the new border with Mexico. The Mexicans replied
with patrols of their own, and then clashes developed, leading
to the "spilling of American blood on American soil." Or so
the press told it (their bias could be summed up in a phrase
they coined around this time: "Manifest Destiny"). In fact,
the soil in question was situated between the Nueces and Rio
Grande rivers, an area both governments held equal claim to.
But no matter -- the people eagerly accepted this distortion,
Polk got his dirty little war, and then proceeded to steal
something like 650,000 square miles of territory from our
next-door neighbor. Add to this the previous criminal
acquisition of territory from Mexico, i.e. the "Lone Star
State," and the area usurped approaches one-third of the
contiguous 48 states, or HALF of what was originally Mexico
Some years later, a fantastic mineral strike in
this stolen territory -- the Comstock Lode -- would provide
the Hearst Family with an immense fortune, soon parlayed by
William Randolph into an infamous media empire.
The Spanish-American War/Philippine Campaign:
Though still a colonial client of Spain during the 1880s
and '90s, Cuba was also a hotbed of insurrection, thanks to
the efforts of Jose Marti and others. By 1898, the Cuban
independence movement had Spain's colonial government on the
ropes. The prominence of blacks among the rebels made this
situation alarming for fin de siecle American royalists, among
whom "Darwinist" (i.e. proto-Nazi) political thought was at
the height of its popularity. Also, having just recently
subdued the last free-roaming Indian tribes back home, their
passion for grabbing other people's land could now be expanded
into the Caribbean, Central America, and Pacific, via expanded
activities of that handy agency, the US military. So in the
fall and winter of 1897-98, the Hearst syndicate and other
news organizations were blasting Americans with "yellow
journalism" on the subject of Cuba -- sensational and often
ludicrous accounts, custom made to induce support of US
military intervention. The public thus primed, the sinking of
the battleship USS Maine in Havana Harbor gave McKinley all
the excuse needed to commence grabbing up not only Cuba, but
also Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. It was in the
Philippines that the US military took "total war" beyond North
America for the first time. Encouraged by the Filipino's
uncanny resemblance to Native Americans, US troops
mass-murdered something like 25% of the civilian population.
As imperial outrages go, this was the equal of anything that's
happened since (4).
A 1975 investigation led by
Admiral Rickover determined that the Maine's hull was breached
by an explosion originating INSIDE the ship. This could have
been a spontaneous "coal-bin explosion," or it could have been
a bomb placed by an imperialist traitor. As with 9-11, this
catastrophe neatly erased any inconvenient witnesses to its
1917 to '18
World War I:
years into the "Great War," it looked as though Germany would
defeat Britain and France, our primary capitalist hosts in
Europe. Big financiers like J. P. Morgan and John D.
Rockefeller, who between them had billions invested "over
there," weren't about to just sit back and watch this happen.
They barked orders to their underling, Woodrow Wilson, who
then declared war, using German interference with US shipping
activities as a feeble pretext. Leading up to this, the media
minions whipped the public into a war frenzy, basing their
wildly manipulative propaganda on incidents such as the
sinking of the Lusitania, two years earlier. Funny thing about
the Lusitania: it's hold contained a secret, illegal, and
massive cargo of ammunition and other materiel bound for
Liverpool, and its passengers were used as unwitting human
shields for this cargo by the US government, which is why they
died. Neither Wilson nor the media of the day ever admitted
any of this (5).
The dynamics behind America's entry
into World War II were virtually identical. Over 500,000
Americans died in these two wars, with 875,000 more wounded,
and an additional and unknown number emotionally shattered,
all of which brought untold misery to their families and
communities. Given the choice between destroying all those
lives or allowing the likes of Morgan and Rockefeller to
suffer the tragedy of somewhat less obscene wealth, our
"representatives" chose the former as the lesser sacrifice.
1941 to '45
World War II:
France already lying
crushed beneath Hitler's war machine, and Britain under a
devastating siege, the White House was once again compelled to
intervene on behalf of its capitalist masters, whose European
investments had grown two magnitudes since the close of W.W.I.
Unlike Wilson, however, FDR did a truly brilliant job of
constructing a pretext. in September of 1940, Germany, Italy,
and Japan signed the Tripartite Pact, a treaty committing all
three countries to counterattack against new foes faced by any
one of them. This gave Roosevelt a back door into Europe via
the Pacific. Beginning one month later, and fourteen months
prior to the Pearl Harbor attack, he launched secret military
and economic operations against the Japanese Empire,
obstructing its only access to oil, rubber, and other
strategic resources. The Japanese response to this blockade --
open hostilities against the United States, beginning with a
crippling preemptive attack on the Pacific Fleet -- was
entirely predictable. In fact, it was Roosevelt's whole
purpose in setting up the blockade: Nearly unanimous
"isolationist" sentiment at home was his first military
target, and precipitating a "vicious sneak attack on US soil"
was his deliberate design for destroying that sentiment. For
this reason, he concentrated the Pacific Fleet in Hawaii as
never before, where it would be seen as an imminent threat by
Japanese generals. He then withheld intelligence of Japan's
attack preparations from Pearl's top officers, continuing to
exclude them even when radio intercepts revealed the movement
of a Japanese carrier group toward Hawaii (6).
1941 to '46, and again in 1995, Congress investigated "the
intelligence lapses that made this sneak attack possible" no
less than NINE TIMES. On all of these occasions, officials of
the Roosevelt Administration and the Office of Naval
Intelligence perjured themselves and concealed vast amounts of
evidence to preserve the historical fictions surrounding the
Pearl Harbor attack. To this day, the NSA claims "national
security" as its basis for withholding relevant material from
the public. "National security" stands revealed, then, as a
euphemism for this government's ruthless grip on power -- a
thing that certainly would be threatened, were we to become
fully aware of the treacheries it spawns. This context
radically transforms "national security" rhetoric into an
ideal excuse for all sorts of betrayals and deceits, and this
seems to be it's actual interpretation among those who
The agonies of Jews, Slavs, Gypsies,
etc. under Hitler, not to mention those of the Chinese and
Koreans under the Japanese Empire, were incidental at best to
US motives for pursuing W.W.II, both before and during. It was
only afterward that the camps were seized upon as a full-blown
"pretext in retrospect" to maximize America's apparent
heroism. With each year that has passed since, this myth has
been more shamelessly advanced, so that now some stunning
percentage of Americans believe that "halting genocide" was
their government's main motive for waging war at all.
1945 to '89
The Cold War (a.k.a. W.W.III):
launched by the closing episode of W.W.II, i. e. the atomic
bombing of Japan. President Truman's official rationalization
for the bombing, trumpeted ad nauseum by the media of the day,
was that it was the only way to end the war quickly, thus
avoiding a horrific house-by-house assault of the entire
Japanese Archipelago. In fact, the Japanese were already
making conditional surrender overtures. Accepting their terms,
however, would have made Truman's victory conditional as well,
and he was determined to humiliate them. Even the total
surrender he insisted on was only a few months away, by all
signs. Meanwhile, the war in Europe having ended in May, the
Russians were now free to join the allied fight against this
old enemy of theirs, and were preparing to do exactly that.
Given enough time to enter the Pacific War, they would have
claimed a portion of Japan upon its surrender, just as they
had recently claimed the eastern half of Europe. To keep the
Soviets from horning in on this pending crown jewel of
America's Pacific Empire, Truman needed his total victory
immediately, and The Bomb gave him an irresistible means by
which to secure it. As an early devotee of anti-Communist
paranoia, he was also confronting the Russians with a
demonstration of America's 'invincible technological prowess.'
Finally, his decision to vaporize 200,000 Japanese civilians
was made easier by his avowed hatred of the entire race (7).
The cover provided by the Cold War enabled the United
States to pursue its largest campaign of expansion by far,
extending its economic and strategic tentacles into every
corner of the planet and even into space by means of literally
hundreds of "anti-Communist" initiatives, interventions, and
proxy wars. Our present "global hegemony," a source of endless
glee for Bush and other miscreants, didn't "just happen" -- it
was the overarching and unspoken goal of US Cold War politics.
Another important thing to understand about the Cold
War: the "War on Terrorism" is directly adapted from it, just
as the Cold War itself developed directly from W.W.II, which
was in turn a direct consequence of W.W.I, which was Germany
and Britain vying with one another for world domination -- a
contest America ended up winning. What an epic of greed-crazed
murderous lunacy! One that the present regime seeks only to
perpetuate, and for the same reasons as always: expansion and
consolidation of empire.
1950 to '53
To coerce public support for this war, the press and
the Truman Administration whipped up public hysteria about the
"Red Menace!" that was then "swallowing up" obscure Far
Eastern precincts. No mention, of course, that the mounting
anti-US sentiment in those precincts resulted entirely from
collaboration between US occupation forces and the Japanese
fascists they were supposedly there to remove. This
collaboration ranks as one of the most arrogant foreign policy
blunders in US history. For people throughout the Far East, it
was an unbearable betrayal, as it effectively prolonged what
had already been one of the most gruesome and protracted
military occupations EVER. Similar dynamics had already
developed in mainland China, a hornet's nest so immense that
withdrawal quickly resolved as our only sane option. And also
in the Philippines, where US troops and Huk rebels started out
fighting side by side to expel the Japanese. Indigenous
sovereignty being the Huk's ultimate goal, the Americans began
killing them, too, as the Japanese were subdued. Two thousand
miles from all these places, in French Indochina, the exact
tensions seen in Korea arose AGAIN in response to brutal
French/Japanese collaboration -- abetted by American field
agents, naturally (8).
In all four places,
revolutionary leaders greatly admired America's political
tradition of anti-colonialism and self-determination, and
sought to claim these values for their own countries. They
even made earnest attempts to form friendships with the US;
they thought colonialism was a 'european thing,' so that we
must therefore be 'the good guys.' For strategic planners back
in Washington, all this was at odds with their grand design
for the Far East: now being vacated by its previous colonial
tenants, it was seen as a "power vacuum," fairly begging for
RE-colonization according to America's obfuscated formula of
puppet politics and corporate infiltration.
society has yet to recover from the "Red Menace!" propaganda
barrage, which soon became a constant theme of international
news coverage, and remained so for the next 40 years. As a
means of inducing mass paranoia and public consent to
limitless militarization, the "Red Menace" lost its punch
following the collapse of the Soviet Union, necessitating its
replacement with a more robust methodology -- the "Terrorist
Menace!" Nazi Germany and Israel being the great innovators of
this second method, America owes a great debt to both of them.
1965 to '73
The Vietnam War:
By way of
manipulating Congress into granting him war powers, LBJ
reprised the "vicious sneak attack" gambit with his brazen
lies regarding such action by the North Vietnamese against US
Navy vessels in the Gulf of Tonkin. Beginning in 1969, Nixon
and Kissinger expanded on this crime enormously, adding Laos
and Cambodia to North Vietnam as targets of a redoubled 'total
war' initiative. Several million tons of cluster bombs were
then used to totally destroy vast civilian districts in all
three countries (districts simply crawling, mind you, with
subsistence farmers bent on global domination). All of which
exactly repeated the pattern of the Korean War -- right down
to America not winning (9).
As huge as the American
effort against Vietnam was, it was just one element of a yet
more enormous strategy of military encirclement (a.k.a.
"containment") directed against mainland China. Other elements
were: the permanent and massive US military presence in Japan;
a similar presence in Thailand; unlimited military and
economic support to Chiang Kai-Shek's exile government on
Formosa (Taiwan); the Korean War and subsequent permanent US
military presence in Korea; a strong strategic interest in
India, including covert support of an otherwise preposterous
nuclear weapons program; also, a US-equipped and -trained
covert army of Chinese "nationalists" in eastern Burma, within
what became known as the "Golden Triangle." It was here that
the CIA first learned of the marvels of the international
To advance its "interests," the US
government has manipulated the affairs of every region of the
planet on this same incredible scale, and continues to do so.
Other hotspots include Europe, the Middle East, Central
Africa, and all of Latin America and the Pacific.
The Gulf War / "No-fly Zones" / Sanctions:
con Americans into backing this outrage, Daddy Bush and his
media bed-buddies told a couple real whoppers. First there was
the one about the satellite photographs of a massive Iraqi
invasion force assembling on the northern border of Saudi
Arabia (10). Then there was the Kuwait Incubator Hoax, an
inventive revival of the childish "babies on bayonets"
propaganda of World War I -- as told by a child, no less (11).
As it turned out, Operation "Desert Storm" was merely the
opening episode of a ruthless destabilization program, aimed
primarily at hapless civilians, that would continue for over a
decade, killing no less than 500,000 Iraqis in a fairly
obvious attempt to turn them against their head of state. This
fulfills any sane definition of terrorism, and is probably the
most grandiose recent example of the state-sponsored variety.
It was maintained with enthusiasm by the Clinton
2001 to present
The "War on
Terror" (a.k.a. W.W.IV):
Pretexts include: 1) the 9-11
attack; 2) this Administration's single-minded incrimination
of Al Qa'eda (a CIA proxy), backed up with such things as; 3)
an obviously fraudulent videotape of Osama "confessing;" 4)
the conceit that Al Qa'eda's guilt justified a full-scale
invasion of Afghanistan (the combined strike force for which
began building up at least six months prior to 9-11, disguised
as a "war game"); 5) an implied equation between Al Qa'eda and
Iraq's Ba'athite regime, and; 6) the absurd fantasy that Iraq,
a country left all but helpless by the previous campaign,
might pose a real threat to the world's deadliest strategic
By rights, I should have included the Civil War
in this run-down: all the ingredients are there, with
antidemocratic preservation of domain being equivalent to
expansion. Also, the fable that 'freeing the slaves' was its
entire purpose has to rank among the wildest disinformation
campaigns ever perpetrated upon Americans by our "free press."
Though they never precipitated the full-scale wars
their authors had in mind, a few other nasty episodes are
especially relevant to 9-11:
A Pentagon plan for a massive "false flag" terror campaign
against American citizens, the purpose being to provide
pretext for a full-scale invasion of Cuba. If approved, it
would have entailed such things as sniper attacks on random US
citizens (a la the DC sniper), terrorist bombings, and a bogus
missile attack on an unmanned, remote-controlled US airliner
in the Caribbean, the plane's fictitious passengers to be
reported as "entirely lost." All of this was to be carried out
by US intelligence agents posing as Cuban operatives, whose
dirty work would translate directly into the sort of massive
public manipulation campaign this government always launches
when it sees profit in war. The Northwoods plan was called off
by Robert McNamara only when it was submitted for executive
approval, having already been approved by every member of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff (12).
Northwoods would never
amount to anything more than a glimmer in some agency
psychopath's eye. In Europe, however, the CIA's most deranged
anti-leftist terror tactics were actually implemented ...
Operation "Stay Behind"; Operation "Gladio"
part of a larger US withdrawal strategy following W.W.II, the
CIA created underground right-wing militias throughout Western
Europe, to be activated as guerilla armies in the event of
invasion by the Soviets. These were known as "Stay Behind"
forces; they were a rogue's gallery of mercenary scum,
dominated by devout ex-Nazis recruited by SS-cum-CIA agent
Reinhard Gehlen. As the years passed and the Soviets failed to
provide the anticipated invasion, the Stay Behinds resorted to
other means of justifying their CIA paychecks. All across
Europe, beginning in the 1950s, they morphed into right-wing
hit squads and terrorist groups. They participated in massive
CIA-NATO destabilization efforts against the Soviet Bloc
countries, assassinating Soviet officials, sabotaging
industrial plants and public infrastructure, and generally
terrorizing civilian populations. The pattern should be
familiar from similar terror campaigns against Cuba and
Nicaragua. In East Berlin, the activities of Stay Behind units
were the primary reason for the construction of the Berlin
Wall. The Stay Behinds did not limit their mayhem to the
Soviet Bloc, however; as time passed, their attention turned
more and more to equivalent activities within their NATO home
countries. Throughout Western Europe, particularly in Italy,
leftist politics had a stronger following than it has seen in
the US since the 1930s, and the Stay Behinds were the CIA's
primary footsoldiers in its "dirty tricks" campaign against
this percieved enemy. In a psy-war effort to alienate the
public from the political left, they launched bogus left-wing
terror outfits (the "Baader-Meinhof Gang") or framed real
leftist undergrounds (the "Red Brigades") for atrocities they
committed themselves. In Italy, where the Stay Behind
operation was code-named "Gladio," agents posing as left-wing
extremists perpetrated many public bombings during the '70s,
killing at least 300 people. These culminated in the August
1980 Bologna Train Station Bombing, which killed 86. The 1978
kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro was another Gladio exploit.
These activities had one purpose: to portray the political
left as public enemy number one, thus isolating it
domestically while building consent for military escalation
and NATO aggression against the Soviets (13).
* * * *
* * * * *
So what's it all about, anyway, all this
intrigue and stomping of jackboots on distant shores? Thanks
to its unrivaled military strength and exceptional geographic
isolation (oceans make bitchin' moats), this country is all
but perfectly invulnerable to invasion, and repelling invaders
would seem to be the only defensible function of armies. No
one's invaded this country since the War of 1812, when British
expeditions came out of Canada, Florida, and the Gulf of
Mexico. Don't expect a repeat anytime soon. Although a massive
one, the Pearl Harbor Attack was still just a raid, on what at
the time was this country's farthest-flung primary military
To keep the entire planet under its thumb, our
government burdens us with the gargantuan cost of the world's
largest military, which it mostly uses to crush pitiful
rebellions in the remotest and poorest corners of the world,
places we truly have no business being in. This is exactly
like a bully swaggering around a schoolyard, shaking down all
the little kids. Is that really how you want your government
representing you to the rest of the world? Shouldn't DOMESTIC
policy take priority instead? Things like adequate health care
and effective primary education -- programs that would serve
the wants and needs of YOU, their citizen, whom they claim to
be their master. But this is not their priority, and never has
been. The geometric growth of this economy, by various forms
of conquest, is their abiding passion, with domestic policy
being attended to almost as an afterthought. To force our
consent, they hypnotize us with lurid visions of one boogeyman
after another, maintaining childish fear as our primary
political sensibility, keeping us dependent, trusting, stupid,
distracting us from our own self-interests...
The average American, who
spends his or her life chained to the machinery of wealth
production, watching their share of its output dwindle
steadily, sure as hell doesn't. The stratum of society that
truly gains from all this just happens to be the same one that
finds employment in high-level intelligence positions:
big-time spooks like Kermit Roosevelt, the Dulles brothers,
Nelson Rockefeller, George H. W. Bush -- i. e. America's
ruling families. In their parlance, "US Interests" is just
doublespeak for global empire and corporate colonialism, and
these have always been the real purposes behind their
All told, these wars killed over a
million US soldiers, along with many times this number of
civilians and combatants in the lands invaded, and this isn't
even touching on the dozens of proxy wars that have been the
American Empire's main battle front for going on sixty years.
All of these millions of people, American and foreign alike,
were MURDERED by a government intent on advancing the
interests of a tiny minority while betraying the rest of
humanity; a government willing to wield its power in their
service in any manner, including technological and economic
terror campaigns waged against entire national populations.
And yet this government has the audacity to call itself a
"beacon of hope to the world!" And the majority BELIEVE THEM!!
It simply amazes.
America's shadowy patricians were
already too powerful before the Cold War. And then decades of
public hysteria borne of imminent nuclear annihilation
delivered them into the fabled realm of "absolute power." This
has been pretty obvious. Americans have avoided realizing it
only by actively pursuing a mental state of utter denial on
this subject, sort of like the three monkey icons of Shinto.
Thanks to this determined ignorance, keeping the rest of us in
the dark has been childishly easy for people like the Bushes.
They can even be incredibly brazen and sloppy and get caught
red-handed, as with Watergate. No biggy: just tell all the
boobs it was Nixon acting alone, assisted by his best buddies,
who just happened to be, um, CIA agents. Yah. They'll never
notice this story's unbelievable stench; they'll be too
relieved at having any sort of excuse to NOT think about it.
You know, just like when the Warren Commission's whitewash
One hypothesis is particularly good for
sending 'America Firsters' into an apoplexy of denial: that
the political culture now emerging in Washington is actually a
product of 40 years of covert penetration into the Executive
Branch. To substantiate this, one need look no further than
the lineage of our present "leader." His grandfather, Prescott
Bush, was a military spy during W.W.I, a key financial
collaborator with the Nazis, and a US Senator. His father,
George H. W. Bush, was heir to the CIA realm under our most
infamous presidential regime, a fixture in presidential
politics for 20 years, and all in all one of the creepiest
figures ever to darken the American political stage. The
'quiet coup' that brought this man to power traces back to the
Eisenhower Administration, when the utterly creepy "National
Security" underworld first became a secret and malevolent
force in national politics -- a force whose power is still
nearly impossible to measure. There are ominous glimpses,
though: in 1960, Eisenhower's VP and political heir, Richard
M. Nixon, was shouldered aside by John F. Kennedy, who over
the next three years developed grave misgivings about this
underworld and its power. Then he ended up dead, and yes, his
assassination DID stink of black ops, as did the similar jobs
on Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and his kid brother "Bobby,"
who would have been the SECOND Kennedy to sour Nixon's
presidential hopes, had he lived to see the 1968 election...
Though the CIA denies it, several independent sources
identify George H. W. Bush as a high-ranking agent during the
Kennedy Administration, commanding covert operations against
Cuba. The ships used in Operation "Zapata" (the "Bay of Pigs"
invasion) were named by him, it is said, after members of his
family. Those names indeed correspond with those of his wife
and children. Among the most conclusive sources is an official
memorandum from J. Edgar Hoover, dated November 29, 1963,
which refers to a "Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence
Agency" (14). The memo refers to Bush's evaluation of
emotional reactions to Kennedy's assassination among Cuban
exiles under his watch.
From here, Bush the Elder went
on to become a protege of Richard Nixon's, was a mid-echelon
member of his cabinet beginning in 1971, had very interesting
connections to CREEP, and somehow eluded Congress's Watergate
Watergate and a few other incidents proved
that Nixon had a most unwholesome relationship with the CIA.
Once this scandal had hemorrhaged to the point that Congress
could no longer avoid taking action, containing the damage
could be seen as the main theme of its response -- a hallmark
of Congressional investigations. There was far too much
eagerness to examine this matter only in terms narrowly
relating to impeachment, thus leaving larger questions wholly
unexplored: did the Watergate break-in really happen on
Nixon's orders, or was the intelligence underworld acting on
its own, using 'dirty tricks' to prop up their man in the
White House, exactly as it has on countless occasions for
entire puppet governments all over the world? In the latter
case, letting Nixon take the fall would have been an extreme
measure, but possibly the only sure way to divert attention
from an abhorrent and illegal power structure, thus preserving
it. Nixon himself would have been a likely author of this
tactic, as it was he who trumped Congress' investigation by
resigning, whence the entire matter was eagerly dropped.
Bone-tired of Watergate in any case, the public was
predisposed to accept Nixon's implied guilt as the final
answer: "responsibility can't go any higher than the
President, right? Harry 'the buck stops here' Truman said so."
In reaching this conclusion, we were assisted by major media
organs, which immediately began spinning this as Watergate's
"final resolution." In fact, this conclusion resolved nothing
-- it left the most crucial questions hanging in mid-air, soon
to be shrouded in rhetoric by professional apologists from all
quarters. Its only definite outcome was the softening of a
renewed public spirit of scrutiny and resistance, which in
turn allowed a deadly authoritarian cancer to resume its march
throughout our body politic. After going underground for seven
years, this cancer emerged in full force as the Reagan
Dubya's announcement last April of
another bogus 'conclusion' -- that of his Hitlerian conquest
of Iraq -- had a strikingly similar effect. Once again,
mounting vigilance was undone by a well-timed lie, universally
Following Nixon's resignation, Poppy
finally hit the big-time when Gerald Ford named him Director
of the CIA. After toppling Carter, he became VP himself, and
for the next twelve years was at the center of the Reagan
era's continuous parade of treasonous covert operations. A few
highlights: 1) the campaign to prevent an "October Surprise,"
in which Bush & Co. induced the Iranians to delay release
of the American embassy hostages, thus undermining Carter's
re-election bid; 2) an inhuman terror campaign against the
people and government of Nicaragua, even after Congress
declared it illegal, at which point the CIA was forced to
devise covert funding arrangements such as 3) "Iran-Contra"
and 4) operation "Watchtower." This last episode, which was
going on around the time of Bush Senior's succession, is
easily the most incredible: the CIA was a major domestic
smuggler and distributor of "Crack" cocaine during the late
'80s, when this drug became an inner-city plague (15).
At this point, the CIA was contemptuously wiping its
ass with the Constitution, and got completely away with it. If
this were truly the America the Boy Scouts taught you to
believe in, the exposure of operation "Watchtower" would have
destroyed the CIA.
Late in Reagan's second term, 60
minutes was granted a horrifying personal interview with
Ronnie and Nancy in the Oval Office. Horrifying because, even
though Reagan's Alzheimer's wasn't disclosed for several more
years, it was perfectly obvious the man was totally gone.
Faced with a steady stream of unscripted questions from Mike
Wallace, Reagan's usual patter rapidly degenerated into stark
senile mumblings. Desperate to conceal her husband's
incoherence, Nancy kept practically thrusting her face into
the cameras. This is consistent with puzzled accounts of
writers and artists of the time, who, as dinner guests of the
Reagans, were mystified as to how such an oaf could present
himself so effectively on television.
All of which
implies a striking parallel between the Reagan Presidency and
that of Bush II: in both cases, Bush Senior can be discerned
as the man behind the curtain, while the "president" is a mere
speech reader, whose real job is to keep the public distracted
with his amiable, vacuous, universally televised performances.
Dubya's main puppeteers -- Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Powell
-- are all Poppy's cronies, going all the way back to the
Nixon Administration. The five Supreme Court Justices who put
Junior in power are also Nixon/Reagan/Bush cronies, and their
cancellation of democratic process was a classic
"installation," reminiscent of the CIA's long-running
antidemocratic escapades throughout the world.
Poppy's pawprints all over it.
If not for daddy's
influence, Silver Coke-spoon Boy would be lucky to find work
fishing golf balls out of water hazards at the local country
club. This is obvious, and widely acknowledged. Most
Americans, however, aren't willing to examine the enormously
sinister ramifications, given Poppy's background, of the Bush
Family's dynastic grip on American politics. Most Americans,
after all, are a weak-minded lot -- though harassed by
apparitions of unprecedented corruption, they lack the courage
needed to fix their gaze upon them.
Which brings us to
The most venerable means of transmitting
control inputs from a plane's cockpit to its various
aerodynamic control surfaces (rudder, ailerons, etc.) is via a
system of cables, i.e. "aircraft cables." With the
introduction of huge planes during and after W.W.II,
unassisted human arms could no longer provide the force needed
to actuate proportionately huge control surfaces, and so
hydraulic assist devices and fully hydraulic control systems
were developed. The introduction of autopilots and landing
guidance systems over the next three decades layered yet
another 'control system' over this one, an electronic layer
capable of manipulating the hydraulics directly and thus
flying the plane on its own. In the 757- and 767-series planes
boarded by "the hijackers," Boeing expanded this layer
enormously, making it much more sophisticated and integral to
the continuous operation of these planes. For one thing, it
continuously monitors such things as attitude, acceleration,
turn rates, etc., and if necessary can assert exclusive
control of the hydraulics at any time, modifying or even
overriding pilot decisions that would otherwise result in
drastic maneuvers, inappropriate for passenger service. Though
meant to provide an added margin of safety in the event of
gross pilot error, this arrangement introduces an ominous new
dimension: in a very real sense, the humans on the flight deck
have only tenuous control of flaps, rudder, etc.; the
computer, the arbiter between the two, allows them direct
control only on it's own immutable terms. If the computer can
override the pilot some of the time, a potential exists for it
to override the pilot ALL of the time. This is a vulnerable
arrangement, as anyone who has dealt with a virus should know.
In other words, the advancing dependency on avionic interfaces
has brought with it an advancing potential for the total
electronic co-optation of those interfaces. As they have grown
exponentially in complexity, so too has the number of entry
points by which such co-optation might be effected. All that
was needed was for technologists to devise a "back door"...
Enter the US government and its defense contractors,
who began joint development of remote flight control and
flight circumvention technology at least two decades ago,
using the full force of their virtually infinite R&D
resources. The existence of these programs, and of the
resulting technology, was verified soon after 9-11 by a panel
of commercial and military pilots participating in an
independent inquiry (16).
The existence of such
technology IN ANY FORM raises intriguing
questions/possibilities about 9-11: 1) could the planes have
been hijacked via this technology alone? 2) Were they? 3)
Remote hijacking and on-board hijacking are not mutually
exclusive scenarios; if there were actual human hijackers on
those planes, their plot may have been remotely co-opted by
another party they knew nothing about, leaving them as
horrified as anyone when the planes took control of themselves
and banked straight into buildings.
evidence and eye-witness accounts support the idea that the
override functionality of the planes' computers was somehow
defeated, allowing "the hijackers" to make prohibited
maneuvers. For example, there are multiple photographs and
video clips showing AA Flight 175 making an outrageously hard
turn into the second tower. According to official information,
the plane that hit the Pentagon also made aerobatic descent
maneuvers worthy of a fighter pilot. To have flown the planes
in this manner, Atta and the rest would have needed 1)
advanced large plane skills, and 2) a way to defeat the
planes' avionic systems. Since that flight school they
attended in Venice, Fla. probably didn't offer a course titled
"Hot-dog Maneuvers with Airliners 101," they must have
possessed these abilities already, so why would they have
bothered with flight lessons at all? Any benefit they realized
in terms of understanding new control layouts would have been
at the cost of increased exposure, thus endangering their
mission. On the other hand, if they were as inexperienced as
the presstitutes tell us ("I just want to learn how to
steer"), they couldn't possibly have flown the planes this way
at all, which means someone else must have.
distasteful, there is a real possibility that remote
circumvention occurred on those planes, a possibility that any
credible investigation would hardly ignore. All the more so
because the necessary hardware isn't just a cockamamie theory:
a fully developed, totally programmable remote flight control
platform actually exists. Suggestively named the "Flight
Termination System," it is manufactured by Systems Planning
Corporation of Rosslyn, Virginia, which maintains web pages
devoted to the FTS and various subsystems:
The transmitter hardware:
The CEO of Systems Planning's international division,
Dov Zakheim, is a long-time DoD and Republican Party insider,
and a founding member of the Neoconservative cult. While Bush
was still Governor of Texas, Zakheim became one of his closest
advisers, counseling him on defense technology and strategic
aspects of Middle Eastern affairs. After the 2000 "election,"
Rummy rewarded Zakheim with a low-profile but strategically
important position -- Comptroller, i.e. head money man, of the
Zakheim also co-authored the
Heritage Foundation's infamous tract, "Rebuilding America's
Defenses," in which the Bush Administration's entire design
for renewed global conquest was laid down a full year prior to
9-11. On page 63, the authors note that timely implementation
of their ideas would require "some catastrophic and catalyzing
event -- like a new Pearl Harbor."
see for yourself:
To identify the expansionist motive behind the "9-11
Wars," one need look no further than this document. Echoing
Ziggy Brzezinski's thoughts in "The Grand Chessboard," the
authors identify the Persian Gulf / Central Asian region as
the world's greatest geopolitical prize, and recommend that
decisive control of this region be made a top strategic
The remote control scenario also neatly
punctures the 'yada-yada objection' always employed by
conspiracy theory critics: "It couldn't have happened that
way, because too many people would have known, and someone
would blab..." In fact, the most sensitive part of this plot
would be that of anticipating or enabling nineteen
flesh-and-blood "hijackers," and yet this part of the scenario
is all but universally accepted. Nineteen men backed by a
larger organization schemed to get on those planes and take
control of them, and then they did; everyone knows they did
because CNN has stated this "fact" about ten thousand times
and counting. As for exactly WHICH organization did the
backing, well, there's a saying about 'dead men' ...
Once the patsies were in position, the rest of this
scenario -- the "really unbelievable part" -- could have been
carried off in its entirety by a tiny team wielding
extravagant technical skills and multimillion-dollar
equipment. No larger conspiracy is necessary. As for the
apparent complicity of the entire government and media, this
is mostly just cynical opportunism and jello-brained obedience
rising to the occasion -- a response easily anticipated by the
real conspirators, for whom history provides a never-ending
parade of examples on which to base such expectations.
Mind you, this is not to say that remote circumvention
is definitely what happened. On its face, this scenario is
wildly improbable. Speaking of improbable, what about four
airliners being taken over simultaneously and used as
missiles? Since this actually happened, we have no choice but
to consider fantastic scenarios, and since the official
scenario is itself an unsubstantiated "conspiracy theory,"
competing scenarios should also receive serious attention. Our
reluctance to question official doctrine on this matter is a
symptom of the societal role most of us have been bred and
trained for: to be ever-faithful hounds, tails thumping the
floor as we contentedly slorp the hand of class authority.
Such credulity also becomes inevitable when the alternative is
so unbearable: if someone in Bush's position is capable of
lying to us about something as huge, as gut-wrenchingly
horrible as 9-11, then everything we believe about this
country -- about the nature of civilization itself -- might
just be childish nonsense...
Most people simply don't
have the guts to go there.
Given a desperate enough
need to sustain the childish belief in
government-as-benevolent-father, a person will adapt that
belief to any circumstance. The behavioral end result can
resemble courage; indeed, we are taught to regard it as the
DEFINITION of courage. Actually, it's one of cowardice's
darkest moments. Even a casual examination of Nazi Germany,
where this phenomenon was rampant, will drive this point home.
It's almost funny, the way people readily see the
threat of technological circumvention presented by Diebold's
electronic voting machines, yet when the subject switches to
the "Flight Termination System," which is every bit as real,
and to the exactly parallel possibilities it represents
vis-a-vis 9-11, they suddenly retreat into profound and
combative denial. It's as if a threshold has been crossed into
a realm of possibilities too vile to entertain, so they simply
don't. Never mind that this country's operatives have been
traveling the world, perpetrating similar horrors, for all of
the past century. Rather than acknowledge the possibility of a
unifying pattern, Joe Average would much rather 'shoot the
Every so often, such people establish a
new high-water mark for cowardice and facultative stupidity,
and the present is definitely one of those times. After all,
the official 9-11 scenario they cling to with such desperate
faith comes from only one source: the Western "intelligence
community" -- the most brazen, systematic, resourceful, and
interlocked association of habitual liars this world has ever
seen. As should have been made clear by the 'British dossier'
scandal of last winter, the credibility of this bunch goes
past zero into the negative: pending airtight proof, anything
they say should be reflexively deemed a lie. You may remember
that MI5 also provided the identities of "the 19 hijackers" --
information that soon also became quite suspect. At least six
of the hijackers, possibly as many as nine, are still alive in
the Middle East -- a pretty good alibi, considering. Several
of these ex-suspects had their passports or other IDs stolen
from them over the years, and it's entirely possible that all
19 hijackers had stolen identities, meaning they could have
come from anywhere, or been absent altogether. The US media
was pretty slack about acknowledging this at the time, and
since then has dropped this ball entirely (17).
than allow the "intelligence community" to render every detail
of our comprehension on this matter, we would be much wiser to
carefully identify and discard every assumption they hand us.
Far from being a source of independent corroboration,
our "free press" is more like a public relations contractor
for the spooks. This is because the entire fourth estate AND
the governments of the West, including their intelligence
services, are essentially employees of a single entity: the
US-dominated coalition of international corporations -- by
several magnitudes the largest concentration of wealth in
The subjugation of governments by such
an entity is hardly unprecedented. The Twentieth Century saw
several extremely unsavory examples. It's called Fascism. You
don't need to take my word for this -- just peruse the
opinions of acknowledged experts:
Fascism should more appropriately be called
because it is a merger of State and corporate
Franklin D. Roosevelt:
of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate
growth of private power to the point where it becomes
stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its
is fascism - ownership of government by an
individual, by a
group or any controlling private power.
Among us today
a concentration of private power without
equal in history is
Americans, the word 'fascist' instantly evokes jackbooted
Germans wearing Swastikas and stuffing Jews into ovens. In
fact, that representation is a cardboard diorama, empty of
nuance and historically specific almost to the point of
meaninglessness, which is why the closet fascists who own the
media keep force-feeding it to you.
certainly a violation of every noble and enlightened political
impulse. To advance their agenda, fascists must bring about a
mass rejection of egalitarian and democratic ideals, and seem
to get the best results by inflaming and feeding upon common
fears and popular bigotries -- racist, nationalist, classist,
religious, political, etc. ANY set of bigotries, suitably
stimulated, will provide fertile soil for fascism, and the
incurably ignorant, always a majority, are easily swayed by
such methods -- fascism is a dictator's fantasy formula for
subverting democracy. Bigotry, however, isn't fascism's whole
essence; it's simply an expedient means by which fascism's
agents, classic political pragmatists, consolidate the
monolithic pattern of government corruption that is their true
calling -- a syndrome America has been sliding into deeper and
deeper throughout its history. Just look at the consistent
warnings from all the presidents who noticed this trajectory
and tried to alert a nation of groveling candy-asses:
I hope we shall crush in its
birth the aristocracy of our
moneyed corporations, which
dare already to challenge
our government to a trial of
strength and bid defiance to
the laws of our country.
The money powers prey
upon the nation in times of peace
and conspire against it
in times of adversity. It is more
despotic than a
monarchy, more insolent than autocracy
and more selfish
than a bureaucracy. It denounces,
as public enemies, all
who question its methods or throw
light upon its crimes. I
have two great enemies, the Southern
Army in front of me
and the bankers in the rear. Of the two,
the one at the
rear is my greatest foe.
I see in the near future a
crisis approaching that unnerves
me and causes me to
tremble for the safety of my country.
As a result of the
war, corporations have been enthroned ....
An era of
corruption in high places will follow and the money
will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the
prejudices of the people... until wealth is aggregated in
hands ... and the Republic is destroyed.
Behind the ostensible
government sits enthroned an invisible
government owing no
allegiance and acknowledging no
responsibility to the
people. To destroy this invisible
government, to befoul
the unholy alliance between corrupt
business and corrupt
politics is the first task of the
statesmanship of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt:
The real truth of
the matter is, as you and I know,
that a financial element
in the large centers has owned
the government ever since
the days of Andrew Jackson.
Dwight D. Eisenhower,
from his farewell address, 1961:
In the councils of
government, we must guard against
whether sought or unsought,
by the military-industrial
complex. The potential for
the disastrous rise of
misplaced power exists and will persist.
Kennedy took Eisenhower's warning to heart, apparently. During
the last year of his life, as he contemplated a second term
and his own final contribution to history, he resolved to
reverse America's moral and civic death-spiral, a.k.a. "the
Cold War." His ideas included: ending the CIA's freedom from
oversight; abandoning the country's rabid anticommunist
stance, beginning with de-escalation in Vietnam; normalizing
relations with Cuba and Moscow; by doing these things,
redirecting Washington's immense weapons budget into sweeping
domestic reforms (18). What's more, Kennedy's popular mandate
was strong enough by this time that he probably would have
From the viewpoint of the corporate capos
that truly rule this country, one aspect of the Cold War was
all-important: it was a pork barrel straight out of their
wildest dreams of avarice. Watching Kennedy plant his feet and
reach for its plug, these 'absolute power' addicts would have
been sorely tempted to seek his removal by any means. As it
just so happens, several of them were also supreme civilian
commanders of the 'National Security' apparatus, meaning they
had direct control of the most suspect means of effecting that
Since Kennedy's death, dire warnings
about corporate power have been conspicuously absent from the
pronouncements of American presidents. Funny, huh? By daring
to stand on his conviction that it was he, not them, who held
the reins of American society, Kennedy quite possibly forced
the financial elite to make an example of him. Since that
time, their supremacy has been unchallenged by politicians.
It's as if democracy itself 'got whacked' by the
Corleones and Gambinos! Fortunately for them, Americans are
kept too delusional to notice.
* * * * * * * * *
On the strength of the fear-driven and essentially
mindless popular mandate that followed the 9-11 attack, the
Bushes and their kind are now concluding a plan they began
formulating long before 1963: transforming this country into
an abomination, a clinically exact violation of everything
their core public THINKS it believes in. The situation is a
three-ring circus of ironies: People like the Bushes,
Ashcroft, etc., don't operate in a vacuum; they don't suddenly
and magically "seize power," any more than Hitler did.
The history of the Nazis holds many lessons of great
value to present-day Americans. Among the more important:
political lunatics become dangerous only when whole
populations lose their marbles enough to deliver them into
real power. Truly, it's absurd to blame amoral monsters who
insinuate themselves into high places. OF COURSE they're going
to do that; it's why they were born. The sensible object of
that disgust is 'The People' who allow them to stay there; who
idly watch as other groups suffer, too stupid to realize that
tomorrow the guns will turn on them; The People, who hand
these scumbags ALL of their power by becoming eager
footsoldiers in the global mafias they create. Helen Keller
"Strike against war, for without you no
battles can be fought!
Strike against manufacturing
shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder!
Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to
millions of human beings!
Be not dumb, obedient slaves in
an army of destruction!"
So did Emma Goldman:
"How long would authority ... exist, if not for the
willingness of the mass to become soldiers, policemen,
jailers, and hangmen."
No matter what label a
government assigns itself -- democratic, communist, etc. --
The People who live under that government, who are its real
repository of power, have an uncanny way of getting exactly
what they deserve. If a government has descended into utter
moral dissolution, and its people actually deserve better,
they will summon the courage to do what's right for
themselves, as did the French, the Russians, the Cubans. If a
government is basically sound, but its people are grotesque
petulant infants gobbling at giant tits of material excess,
then it won't be long before that government sees its
opportunity to build jail cells around them. Why not? Frantic
tit-suckers aren't likely to notice, and if they do, a jail
cell isn't so unlike a womb. If by some bizarre chance they
should actually protest, they can simply be told it's for
their own safety. Infants are easily duped with such talk,
which they will regard as irrefutable when backed up with
lurid cartoons showing "The Enemy In Action!!"
was the context in which Jefferson used terms like
'inalienable' and 'self-evident.' People determined to
discover their own power will find a way. So will those
determined to live as slaves. The role of government is
secondary. If the American people didn't deserve this buffoon
president and his panel of corporate handlers... if this were
other than a land of selfish tit-feeders, spoiled insane... if
"The Home of the Brave" didn't ring quite so false... then the
outrage of the 2000 "election" would have unleashed a
nationwide tsunami of riots, martial law would have been
declared, and the ruling class would have hastily dumped him
before things REALLY heated up.
As it stands, Dubya's
sickening success is owed primarily to a curious "political
awareness," shared by a decisive majority of Americans:
intuitively, they know they're on the sugar-dumpling end of
the global economy. If staying there means everyone else gets
hurled at birth into a fuming acid bath, well that's okay, too
-- just don't ask them to notice.
Just as rampant
corruption is symptomatic of fascist governments, this 'let
them eat cake' mindset is also typical of the national
populations that sustain those governments through their
complicity and inaction. Corruption isn't just a disease of
governments, elites, etc. -- it's a creeping contagion that
infects whole societies, eventually reducing them to colonies
of moral bacteria. If the wealth of a society is large enough
that this degeneracy can progress long enough, its members
become so drained of the essentials of character that whatever
'Great Things' they've accomplished become like marble temples
built on a lake of pus.
America, for example, once had
a heroic reputation among freedom-seekers around the world.
Starting many years ago, the keepers of that legacy grew so
arrogant, so artless, that their attempts to disguise their
selfish motives became transparent to the average
ten-year-old, so now America finds itself becoming an object
of generalized hatred. And deservedly: when an elite cult of
villains and cowards waylays all the governments of the world
by holding a nuclear gun to their heads, they SHOULD be hated,
and that's exactly what this government did while its subjects
snoozed at the Big Boob these past five decades. The aggrieved
parties will of course be deemed "just jealous" by the press,
whose pronouncements are both source and product of the
With Buffoon & Co., the
pretenses are now so tissue-thin that even Americans should
have no trouble seeing through them. The one thing stopping
them is all-determining: they don't want to. This sort of
delusion even extends to self-described "liberals," who love
to vomit the platitude that "America's PEOPLE can't be held
responsible for the excesses of their GOVERNMENT."
wish one of these nutless wonders would explain to me exactly
how this works; from where I sit, ultimate responsibility for
the criminal conduct of this government belongs to THEM. After
all, thirty years ago most of them were intensely aware of
this government's capacity for evil. Since then, they've been
seduced by accumulations of property, privilege, and mental
lethargy, thereby settling into America's most selfish middle
class generation EVER. Watching them recite fatuous denials to
themselves, I'm reminded of the French Court under Louis XVI.
Their stock concept of 'political involvement' -- filling in a
ballot once a year -- hardly seems likely to fix a goddamn
thing, since the forces of wealth clearly have both major
parties in their pocket. By all indications, they don't even
care; the interests of wealth have become their own. If Bush's
2000 installation left any doubt about collusion between the
two parties, Schwarzenegger's triumph in California just
removed it. The California Democratic Party simply HAD TO KNOW
that Gray Davis was history, so why did they fail to put all
their marbles behind ONE potent alternative candidate? They
can't strategize on their own behalf worth a damn, but they
sure do a bang-up job for the repugs. Is it insane to wonder
if they both get their marching orders from the same place?
Voting should certainly be part of a larger strategy
-- it may not mean as much as we're told, but at least it's
something. Real change, however, would seem to require much
more from us: open dissent and resistance, civil disobedience,
total rejection of bourgeois sensibilities, including
careerism, as this is the path taken by most on their journey
into apathy and selfishness. It's no wonder, then, that
causing each of us to nurture dreams of professional glory has
long been this country's most lavish "philanthropic" project.
Our unprecedented university system -- is it really about
giving us all a leg up, or is it a clever and utterly cynical
social engineering program? As they hand out huge endowments,
what do the bloodless billionaires really mean with all their
malarkey about "investing in the future." The working class is
the true home of the political left. Demographically and
politically, it once dominated this country, and thoughtful
people didn't always have reason to flee from it. Now it's a
defeated mass of Bush-boosting, TV-mesmerized morons. When
class assignment at birth is an immutable life sentence,
intelligent members of an exploited class tend to become
revolutionaries. By its very nature, the "classless" careerist
ethic solves this problem by identifying the gifted among them
as young as possible and reassigning them to a separate social
order, where they're supplied with selfish reasons for staying
quiet. Added together, their class defections and betrayals
make up the aforementioned billionaires' "return on
investment." Divide and conquer, divide and conquer...
In so many ways, the true genius of American politics
has been in making sure the average slob has far too much to
lose by rejecting bourgeois temptations. The tragedy of this
design is that it makes us all full partners in the prevailing
order of plunder and corruption. During the Great Depression,
poverty was so rampant here that this formula began to
unravel, prompting our keepers to feign benevolence with an
improvised Head Amputation Prevention System, otherwise known
as "the New Deal." Given the power of the information
technology now at their disposal, they seem to be preparing to
let it unravel again, this time to be replaced with an
all-seeing electronic security state. This is probably the
real reason behind the USAPATRIOT Act, rampant domestic
spying, mounting repressive tactics and nationalist
propaganda, vast enlargements of prison infrastructure, and so
on. Kudos to all the technological utopians out there; far be
it from them to realize that those in power always pervert
emerging technology into a means of grabbing even more power.
The American political scene is now becoming so
ominous that many Americans are finally waking up, achieving
real political awareness for the first time in their lives. As
they discover reality, they are finding themselves in a
horrifying predicament: this country is but a few steps away
from becoming an overt dictatorship, and the Neo-cons seem
determined to go the distance. All they need to do at this
point is arrange another "Pearl Harbor." Anything short of
massive, uncompromising civil disobedience seems unlikely to
stop them, and the vast majority of Americans are unlikely to
engage in any such thing. Incapable of even noticing how
bountiful their lives are, what could possibly induce them to
reflect on the malevolent work by which that bounty has been
concentrated, or to acknowledge the rights of people and other
beings, living and dead, from whom it has been stolen? The
hopelessness of the situation is deepened by the relentless
and all but inescapable onslaught of commercial media, whose
role of promoting this exact selfishness and civic apathy is
now performed with incredible audacity. Most of these "Good
Americans" just trudge along mindlessly in the rut indicated
by their message, willfully oblivious to its subtexts.
America's malaise isn't entirely a product of
conscious effort, but on the other hand, none of it is
accidental. How is this possible? The main thing people use
"logic" for is to conceal even from themselves the mediocre
nature of their true motives. America's corruption, like that
of all nations, is an organic phenomenon, i. e. it is neither
orchestrated nor needs to be. It has been advanced not by the
lurking efforts of secret circles so much as by the main
thrust of American culture. Those frontiersmen in Ohio, for
example, scarcely needed the inducements Washington offered
them; they were eager to exterminate the Indians and steal
their land. And so it goes. By such means, the corruption of
our entire civic culture has been advanced by all of us,
through habits of thought that lie beneath the level of
consciousness -- for example, in the sane and humane
alternatives we consistently choose to NOT consider. Again,
media's leadership in this area has been inestimable.
My gratitude to those who have protested and been
civilly disobedient over the years is beyond measure -- they
are the true bearers of Liberty's flame -- but I am doubly
contemptuous of those among them, seduced by privilege, who
have ended up swinging to the other side. They are the very
soul of corruption, and traitors even to their own dreams.
Here's the richest irony of all: Bush's most avid
supporters are a puritanical bunch. They attend church. They
pray on streetcorners. They bludgeon the unwitting with their
sanctimonious talk of God, Family, and the American Way. So
convinced are they of their moral superiority, they have no
qualms about marching toward even greater material gluttony
over a pavement of charred corpses. In fact, they seem to see
this as a divine quest. You don't need a doctorate in Theology
to know that if Hell is real, its inmost pit has got to be
reserved for hypocrites such as these.
now, the "independent commission" is shot through with
incredible conflicts of interest, exemplified by the present
chairman's financial ties to members of the Bin Laden Family.
Such a panel can hardly be expected to deviate from the
gutless pattern of past "investigative commissions": the
Warren Commission, the Rockefeller Commission, the Iran-Contra
Chossudovsky, Michel. Who's Who on the
9/11 "Independent" Commission.
2) Churchill, Ward. A Little Matter of Genocide:
Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present.
(San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1997) pp. 209 - 214
3) Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United
States, 1492 - Present. (New York: Harper Collins, 1999) pp.
4) ibid, pp. 297-320
5) ibid, pp.
6) Stinnett, Robert. Day of Deceit: the Truth
About FDR and Pearl Harbor. (New York: Simon & Schuster,
2000) See ALL
7) many historical documents support
this analysis, including:
United States Strategic
Bombing Survey, Summary Report (Pacific War) (Washington, DC:
US Government Printing Office, 1946) p.26:
it seems clear that, even without the atomic bombing attacks,
air supremacy over Japan could have exerted sufficient
pressure to bring about unconditional surrender and obviate
the need for invasion... Based on a detailed investigation of
all the facts, and supported by the testimony of the surviving
Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that
certainly prior to 31 December 1945, and in all probability
prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if
the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not
entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or
8) Blum, William. Killing Hope: U.S.
Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II. (Monroe,
Maine, USA: Common Courage Press, 1995) pp. 21-23, 39-43, 50,
9) ibid, pp. 129-145
Jean. Public Doesn't Get Picture With Gulf Satellite Photos.
St. Petersburg Times, 1/6/1991
11) MacArthur, John R.
Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War. (New
York: Hill and Wang, 1992) pp. 37-77.
James. Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National
Security Agency from the Cold War Through the Dawn of a New
Century. (New York: Doubleday, 2001) pp. 82-91
Blum. Killing Hope. pp. 106-108
14) A scanned copy of
this memo can be seen in http://www.internetpirate.com/bush.htm
-- scroll down
15) Webb, Gary. Dark Alliance. San Jose
mercury News, 9/18/1996
available online at: http://home.attbi.com/~gary.webb/wsb/html/view.cgi-home.html-.html
16) de Grand Pre, Donn; Col. US Army (Ret.). The Enemy
is inside the Gates
available online at http://scribblguy.50megs.com/evidence.htm#THE%20ENEMY%20IS%20INSIDE%20THE%20GATES
17) multiple sources:
Suicide Hijackers Hid Behind Stolen Arab Identities. London
MacFarquhar, Neil. A Nation Challenged:
The Hijackers; Confusion Over Names Clouds Identities of
Attackers on Jets. New York Times, 9/21/01
online at http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/21/international/middleeast/21IDEN.html
Jeffery, Simon. Special Report: Terrorism in the US.
The Guardian, 9/21/01
available online at http://www.guardian.co.uk/september11/story/0,11209,601550,00.html
Harrison, David. Revealed: the men with stolen
identities. The Daily Telegraph, 9/23/01
Author unknown. Hijack 'Suspects' Alive and Well.
British Broadcasting Corporation, 9/23/01
18) Hepburn, James. Farewell America. (Vaduz,
Liechtenstein: Frontiers Publishing, 1968) see ALL.
Available online at http://www.voxfux.com/Kennedy/farewell/farewell00.html
19) The most suspect parties here are Nelson
Rockefeller and his demonic lackeys, the Dulles brothers. The
threads implicating Rockefeller in Kennedy's death are
explored rigorously in:
Colby, Gerard and Charlotte
Dennett. Thy Will Be Done -- The Conquest of the Amazon:
Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil. (New
York, USA: HarperCollins, 1995)
matter from different directions and supporting their
arguments with extraordinary historical documentation, the
authors of 'Farewell America' and 'Thy Will Be Done' arrive
independently at strikingly similar conclusions.
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by J Vreeland 8:17pm Sat Nov 22
I read the whole thing! Of course some details can always
be debated but then that's why we need a public investigation,
right? Good sources too, I'd lost the link to the BBC story
about the "suicide terrorists" turning up alive. Thanks
I figure you're being a bit hard on the average Joe as
a prod to wake them up. But look at it this way, the events of
the past few years have become sooooo obvious that many people
ARE waking up that wouldn't have without an atrocity like
Overall, right on the money. Good history and an
informal style. Maybe the days of waking the sheep aren't
by Jon Phalen 8:35pm Sat Nov
You wouldn't believe how much work I did on this. I was
beginning to worry nobody would read something this big.
Thanks again for the praise. If you could spread the
word about it, I would be ever so grateful.
- and explosive clues |
by AP 10:08pm
Sat Nov 22 '03
|Why would Osama bin
Laden want to kill Dubya, his former business partner?
By James Hatfield
July 3, 2001
[...] According to counter-terrorism
experts quoted in Germany's largest newspaper, the
attack on Dubya might be a James Bond-like aerial strike
in the form of remote-controlled
airplanes packed with plastic explosives.
``The president received a
presidential daily briefing which was not a warning
briefing, but an analytic report. This analytic report
... talked about UBL's (Osama bin Laden's) methods of
operation, talked about what he had done historically,
in 1997, in 1998. It mentioned hijacking, but
hijacking in the traditional sense, and in a
sense said that the most important and most likely thing
was that they would take over an airliner, holding
passengers and demand the release of one of their
Condoleeza Rice, May 16,
|A personnel attorney at the
Pentagon, Goldsmith was riding a shuttle bus to work on
Tuesday, Sept. 11, when she learned of the attack on the
World Trade Center. [...] "We saw a huge black cloud of
smoke," she said, saying it smelled like cordite or gun smoke. |
- Jewish Bulletin News
|WASHINGTON, D.C. — The airliner
crashed between two and three hundred feet from my
office in the Pentagon, just around a corner from where
I'm the deputy General Counsel, Washington
Headquarters Services, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF
A slightly different calibration and I have no doubt
I wouldn't be sending this to you. My colleagues felt
the impact, which reminded them of an earthquake. People
shouted in the corridor outside that a bomb had gone off
upstairs on the main concourse in the building. No
alarms sounded. I walked to my office, shut down my
computer, and headed out.
Even before stepping outside I could smell the cordite.
Then I knew explosives had been set off
||The second plane looked similar to a C- 130
transport plane, [Keith Wheelhouse] said. He believes it
flew directly above the American
Airlines jet, as if to prevent two planes from appearing
on radar - while at the same time - guiding the jet
toward the Pentagon.|
Daily Press, September 14,
Business jet, military cargo plane were in
area of hijacked United Flight 93
Sunday, September 16, 2001
By Bill Heltzel and Tom Gibb, Post-Gazette Staff Writers
Two other airplanes were flying near the
hijacked United Airlines jet when it crashed in Somerset
County, but neither had anything to do with the airliner's
fate, the FBI said yesterday.
In fact, one of the planes, a Fairchild
Falcon 20 business jet, was directed to the crash site to help
rescuers. The request for the jet to fly low and obtain
the coordinates for the crash explains reports by people in
the vicinity who said a white or silver jet flew by moments
after the crash.
A C-130 military cargo plane was also within
25 miles of the passenger jet when it crashed, FBI
spokesman Bill Crowley said yesterday, but was not diverted.
'Follow that aircraft'
|At 9:25, [Jane] Garvey, in an
historic and admirable step, and almost certainly after
getting an okay from the White House, initiated a national ground stop, which forbids
takeoffs and requires planes in the air to get down
as soon as reasonable.|
Lt. Col. Steve O'Brien started his day at the
controls of a Minnesota National Guard C-130 cargo
plane. He and his crew were heading back to the Twin
Cities after moving military supplies around the Caribbean.
About 9:30 a.m., O'Brien
throttled the lumbering plane down a runway at Andrews Air
Force Base, just southeast of the District of Columbia.
"When we took off, we headed north and west and
had a beautiful view of the Mall," he said. "I noticed this
airplane up and to the left of us, at 10 o'clock. He was
descending to our altitude, four miles away or so. That's
awful close, so I was surprised he wasn't calling out to us.
"It was like coming up to an intersection. When
air traffic control asked me if we had him in sight, I told
him that was an understatement - by then, he had pretty
much filled our windscreen. Then he made a pretty
aggressive turn so he was moving right in front of us, a mile
and a half, two miles away. I said we had him in sight, then
the controller asked me what kind of plane it was.
"That caught us up, because normally they have
all that information. The controller didn't seem to know
O'Brien reported that the plane was either a 757
or 767 and its silver fuselage meant it was probably an
American Airlines jet. "They told us to turn and follow that
aircraft - in 20-plus years of flying, I've never been asked
to do something like that. With all of the East Coast haze, I
had a hard time picking him out.
"The next thing I saw was the fireball. It was
huge. I told Washington the airplane has impacted the ground.
Shook everyone up pretty good. I told them the approximate
location was close to the Potomac. I figured he'd had some
in-flight emergency and was trying to get back on the ground
to Washington National. Suddenly, I could see the outline of
the Pentagon. It was horrible. I told Washington this thing
has impacted the west side of the Pentagon."
O'Brien asked the controller whether he should
set up a low orbit around the building but was told to get out
of the area as quickly as possible. "I took the plane once
through the plume of smoke and thought if this was a terrorist
attack, it probably wasn't a good idea to be flying through
He flew west, not exactly sure where he was
supposed to land. Somewhere over western Pennsylvania, O'Brien
looked down at a blackened, smoldering field. "I hoped it
was just a tire fire or something, but when I checked with
Cleveland center, he told me he'd just lost a guy off the
scope pretty close to where we saw it. By then, we were able
to patch in AM radio, so we heard about all the planes. It was
like a domino effect - a really bad day for airplanes."
However distasteful, there
is a real possibility that remote circumvention occurred on
conspiracy in plain sight |
burningman 11:54pm Sat Nov 22 '03
I have a landlord and a boss. Private property - where I
live profits someone else who didn't build the place - is a
By fixing our problems in some nebulous
and unknowable shadow-government, you manage to offer the idea
that government should somehow right itself. But it won't.
Because this country is and ALWAYS HAS BEEN a dictatorship of
property and capital.
Here's the facts conspiracy
theoriest have about the WTC: Zero. Some conspiracy theorists
can write and most just put out weird, loaded rhetorical
questions. But the logical flaw is the same.
your theories and there is no conspiracy. Spend your time
making allusions and it's a conspiracy theory.
not conjection. Correlation does not equal causality.
Study War No More
What lesson can be applied?
When imperialist troops crash down upon a people's pride?
When might as right meets the instinct to survive?
When Midas greed lashes out to destroy?
here before, o my brethren, o my children --
fouled lessons poured into our thirsty minds,
the horror before our eyes with blinding rage
weapons by mortal foes
who hide in plain sight.
only thing I know --
The lesson repeating agony in all our
Haunted by the pleading eyes and bloody hearts
Of the slaughtered sacrifices to malignant gods --
There is something vital here to learn.
New American Anthem
After Shock and Awe
It's a transitional time
bombed in Baghdad
Now we have no idea how
To clean up
Forget peace on Earth
Let the common
And not have a say
Since god is with
Against the rest of the world
We'll just have to
Absolutely wonderful. We finally are on our way to
re-writting the history books to reflect the truths.
only have one question, is anybody not that stupid so that
there will be some that will and can read it?
the great work and know that it is going down in history as
the turning point of ignorance, into enligthenment.
Several years ago I read a book that some of this article
reminded me of:
Lee, Martin A. and Shlain, Bruce. Acid
Dreams: The CIA, LSD, and the Sixties Rebellion. New York:
Grove Press, 1985
A recent segment of NOW (PBS) included discussion of
how the public dissent against the Patriot Act II has resulted
in end-runs by secreting Patriot Act provisions in other
bills. Our privacy rights are not just being eroded or chipped
away, but are being wholesale sledge-hammered. Somehow, this
kind of disrespect for the American citizen needs to be
addressed and stopped. Do we have any ideas? Or are we already
afraid to appear as dissentors in public?
I worry that
we seem generally to be given to the idea that we are not to
be the living creatures we actually are. In order to supply
our societal requirements we are subliminally impelled to give
up more and more of our own actual requirements -- in order to
live reasonably well in the modern world we are encouraged to
live horribly in our personal/animal world.
have to find a way to take back our lives.
I have been saying this for the past three years, if not
before 9/11. This is so obviously a take-over, "1984" style,
that I despair that it is not already too late to wake
How to ward off this avalanche? I am too old
to really be affected by it, but I despair for the present and
coming generations. I try to forward all material, such,
certainly, as yours, to all who I know, and will not give up
on fighting the good fight. What is our ammunition? Let's
by Kenneth Peerless 4:17pm Sun
Nov 23 '03
A very fine piece of work and eloquent to boot.Some of us
have been saying this for years and now it seems to be gaining
some credence... even in the US.
For more of this kind
of oped/essay try <www.newsfromtheedge.org>
Excellent article .I have written for months to many
Politicians etc.re 911.The last to American Society of Civil
Engineers,thus to explain several difficult questions.eg.Why
did WTC # 7 IMPLODE?.If it did as witnessed there must be many
Skyscrapers in N.York that are unsafe.I think also the real
Monetary power behind shrub is The Federal Reserve; after all
God commands shrub & money is God to shrub. (Geezuz I
sound like that Gorilla rumsfeld.)Best john cameron
by Dwayne Sheffield 4:34pm Sun Nov 23
The source of the whole problem lies in the
domain of religion. The "so-called Jews" and the "so-called
Christians" have convinced each other they are in fact the
ancient players of the Bible metaphors. With this type of
mentality they will kill each other and anyone who interferes
with "their" fear of not taking over the world for their
If they are going to follow the scriptures
to the letter they have no choice but to do what they have and
are doing. Killing all in the name of god.
THere are too many doubters in America, because they do not
want to read stuff like this, they do not want to do the
effort to look further than the mainstream media and find it
too easy to accept and believe anything that idiot in the
White House has to say, without looking beyond what it says
and if it is the truth. They ignore too much and make light of
internet sources such as this. They do not question because
they do not want to face reality and rather accept and live in
the reality of the myth that the Bush administration is
fostering. They do not seek the truth of the lies and of the
spin put forth by bush and his minions. They rather get angry
at those who dissent and protest against the injustices in the
USA and the world, finding it easier to ignore and react. They
find it easier to jump on the mainstream media view of
protesters who are often portrayed negatively, when the
mainstream medai itself fails to look beyond the surface or do
in depth stories of protest actions and the police brutality
and the war on dissent by authorities and the bush people.
They rather not do anything and continue live in their fantasy
world that ignores reality and allows for the takeover of
democracy for security that does not exist for us all.
by Inana 5:26pm Sun Nov 23
Great article, great research, and - it is so strong that
it does not need any polemic words or phrasing. In fact those
weaken the strong impact the mere facts have on the mind and
heart. It holds lots of passion, - and passion needs to be
rooted in love and not hate. We need to bear in mind that
negativity feeds on negativity, meaning energy goes where
attention goes: so- let the energy go to exposing the facts
and not sabotaging this by fueling the negative forces behind
them with our negative thoughts and words. Still, - as a
journalist I am not the least shocked as this is how I see the
shem also. History well done, - it's is long but I could not
stop reading till the end. A question: Do you know anything
about 'Skull and Bones'?
Great compliment for your
We Needed ! |
by L. Ferrara 6:12pm Sun
Nov 23 '03
My husband and I were seeking some light
reading for our day of rest, and you have provided that. I say
light reading because we know of the heavy load that you had
to endure to write such an exceptional article.
agree whole heartedly with your observations and assessments,
and have also concluded that Amerika a.k.a. the New Babylon
will reap what it sows, unless of course, the greatest miracle
of human history were to occur, which would be the awakening
of the American populace before the 2004 election.
light in the tunnel just may be an oncoming train. Thank you
again for your extraordinary effort, it has made a difference
to us. L&M
by 911911911 6:13pm Sun Nov
More oddness - where WERE these people on 9-11. Never
forget that awful Booker School appearance of bush jr. and how
he lingered so long (with unprotected air space) at the
school. NONE of his actions that day add up.
Editor,I would like to see a complete list of Countries
since WW2 America has interfered with,if at all possible;
Again excellent article on 40 yrs etc.Very detailed...
Regards, Best Wishes, John C. oz.
by Linda 7:56pm Sun Nov 23
You have done your homework, thank you. I read every word
of it as well, rivited to it in face. Now let's hope we all
wake up and see this nightmare for what it is. The NYP article
about the FBI now compiling lists of demonstrators will throw
fear into many hearts, which is exactly what it is intended to
the mind |
by Bell Ringer 8:00pm Sun
Nov 23 '03
A remarkable story, I don't know what to say... it's all
there except maybe the undeniable Zionist connections to all
these things concisely detailed in Pastore's "Stranger than
Fiction" and many other places. It hardly matters though
because they too are part of what might be called the
Illuminati, these people have no countries, they have only
secret clubs and satanic cults, their think tank
'philosophies' boil down to 'might makes right'. Who and what
are these people!
Yes, musing here.... I think it is an
ancient 'Holy War' and the battle is not just geopolitics, oil
and access... this time it has the potential to be a global
civil war between, for lack of better terminology and in this
short space, I will call simply Good and Evil.
will ultimately have to spring from spiritual resources, and I
think it will require a rewiring of the mind... but expose and
strike the root... speaking of roots how far down we have
Public Investigation here -->>http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/information/siteindex.html
This is so far the best article that ties it all together.
Finally, someone with the guts to denounce Joe and Jane
Sixpack and Carl and Carrie Careerist. You note that many of
us are only now becoming truly politically aware. My wife and
I included in that category. Kicking TV and frequenting a few
good internet sites is the fast track to de-programming our
whole "education" and media induced cultural heritage of
narcism. But, alas, someday the net may be taken too. Then it
is time to cope and go spiritual, in the best and truest
by BERNIE BUSCH 8:10pm Sun Nov 23
Congratulations! This is one of the most comprehensive
arguments debunking the 'Crazy Arab Hijackers' fairy tale ever
Bush knew. Cheney Knew. Silverstein knew.
They all knew
and millions of readers on the net know they
This article pretty much sums it all up. It should be
widely distributed. If we have any hope at all....it starts
here, with unvarnished truth. thank you!
Americana or Hell on Earth......? |
RCMeserve 9:30pm Sun Nov 23 '03
As one commenter below noted, the language, though strong,
is not strong enough in my estimation. And interestingly, he
goes so far as to admit that the real problems lie in our
very nature as humans, as much as to inculcated fear and ig-
norance by an elite....
Still, good history with
necessary reference material.
Well done . . . brilliant nutshell history of US plutocracy
and imperialism . . .
An absolutely wondeful article. Should be required reading
in all high school and college history texts.
certainly will be in mine.
Joseph P. Diaferia
snooze America... |
by Bob Thomson
9:55pm Sun Nov 23 '03
A long snooze America, nice to see your finally waking up
to what the rest of the world has seen for all tis time.
Britain tried all this colonial crap many years ago, it
doesn't do her any good now though......
Wake up and
smell the coffee indeed!
A hard hitting and cogent essay.
I currently work
behind a counter and pretend to be a crackpot psychologist
about the current societal condition.
After years of
exposure to the general public I'll echo your dour assesment
of political awareness. I'm constantly underwhelmed. Still,
there is that hundredth monkey thing...
I wasn't going to read the whole thing, but I couldn't
stop. A masterful work.
This article manages to condense in a very small space the
entire situation which America found itself in the 21 century
and where we are today.
It is a tour de force and on top of
that readable history!
The conclusion is that until
Americans educate themselves and act on what they find nothing
will change. Who knows maybe the Net can make the difference?
Things are changing.
Well done, thanks for a tremendous
I wish I had written it. I definately want a hard
copy and to e-mail it to friends.
I watched in horror as the WTC's fell that Sept 11, as did
everyone around the world. When the media started throwing out
Bin Laden's name almost immediately, my first reaction was
that it seemed way too reminiscient of the media's conviction
of Oswald immediately after the assassination of President
Kennedy. I watched another mainstream media channel ask
'experts' what other kinds of terrorist attacks were possible
and we were informed that anthrax was #1 - lo and behold a few
days later, I heard the first reports of poeple dying from
exposure to anthrax.
I was 5 when President Kennedy
was killed and what I remember most is seeing my mother weep -
for the first time in my life, and the somber atmosphsere of
our house for several days. I suppose those memories are what
prompted my fascination with the Kennedy assassination in
later years. Coupled with the theories promoted by the Oliver
Stone film, I was completely convinced of our corrupt
government. In my mind, politics of today are a direct result
of what happened 40 years ago. I have maintained since 9/11
that the tragedy of that day was political and home-grown. I
have watched in horror as events have unfolded since then,
each one reinforcing my original assessment of the corrupt
capabilities of our government. It's sickening. The scary part
is that when I talk about it, no one believes me and all tell
me that I'm being paranoid, fanatical etc.
I am SO
GLAD to have the validation of your commentary. Thank you.
I also appreciate your obvious hard work in
researching your viewpoint. You are to be commended on a job
well done. I will be forwarding this on to those of my
associates that are making noises like they might now believe
I was on to something when I started my "rantings" about the
government over the past few years - if only to say 'nah!' :-)
I would like to do more, though, than simply forward
your commentary. I wholeheartedly agree that nothing will
change unless we all wake up and DO something. Knowing that I
am completely and unequivocally expendable to my government is
a sobering and somewhat frightening thought. Nevertheless, I
have children for whom I want the absolute best and I KNOW
they won't get that under our current system, regardless of
the propoganda we're fed. What can I do?
Excellent article -- very thorough. The only notable
omission I noticed in your discussion of the imperial
expansion of the USA was the sugar corporations' power grab
which garnered us Hawaii as a territory, putting an end to its
independence and destroying its native monarchy.
this will begin the reformation of the 21st century
by L.E.Stephenson 1:32am Mon Nov 24
Thank you for putting it all togeather in a report that can
be understood by the layman ,That is if you can find any
laymen interested in reading anymore. Or for that matter
interested in protecting their democracy ." Power corrupts and
absolute power corrupts absolutely " . However in this case
since wwII power was given away to the sorriest of despots
this planet has ever seen . Why not put this to video tape and
dvd and see that it is viewed by all high school students and
college students also audio books so it can be presented to
the blind stupid bastards in the street ,giving them something
to debate.They need a shock to wake them up faster to the
article ! |
by Foreign Press Foundation -
the Netherlands 3:16am Mon Nov 24 '03
The article was fwd to me by another very
good and critical writer, John Kaminsky.
I've read the
above twice, and have found it to be a very good description
of reality, wishing I'd written it myself.
to the author !
Editor : Henk Ruyssenaars
The Dutch author
worked for many decades for international A/V media as foreign
correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in
the Arab World and the Middle East.
Seeing that every
bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism !
Jon, What happened to Yugoslavia? And Rwanda? Two very
recent and especially grim Western atrocities. In fact, the
admitted war criminal who oversaw the 78-day 'terror-bombing'
(Newsweek's term) of Serbia over (and incl) Kosovo is
currently presenting himself as a Democratic Peace Candidate,
with the support of some truly Stupid White Men, among them
Michael Moore & The Eagles. A high point in this
Historical Morality Play approaches as Wes Clark is
scheduled--in mid December--to testify at the illegal Hague
Tribunal in the Trial of Slobodan Milosevic, the man in whose
country Clark committed more than 5000 serial and civilian
murders in the name of 'humanitarianism'--and the US public
has swallowed whole the totally fatuous notion that their
terrorism in Kosovo marked a humanitarian victory for NATO.
The absense from your piece of any mention of the US's
atrocious Balkans policy (or the equally perverse and even
lesser known US/RPF terrorist policy in Rwanda) left it quite
light--like a Cliff Notes survey--in my estimations. But there
is interesting analysis here nonetheless. And thank you. Mick
Terrorist no.1 in the World |
by Dr. Leo
Rebello 4:17am Mon Nov 24 '03
Makes full sense. In the days of Internet, America PR
machine cannot hoodwink anyone. America is Terrorist no.1 of
the World. QED.
by Ram 5:01am Mon Nov 24
Fantastic research!! Keep it up !! Loads of information for
a non-American like me. The article truly reflects the spirit
of Americans. It is this spirit that has made your country
great(as I percieve). Dont let this spirit die America!!! Wake
up and oust the evil!!!
Required reading for American citizens. As the author
points out, the entire country, give or take the minority few
who are agitating now, are in denial. Serious denial. The WMD
that you are all seeking is parked in your driveway - it's
your oil-addicted lifestyle that has driven the last 30 years
of Foreign Affairs. Please - ring the bell, long and loud -
curfew must not fall tonight.
world domination by a select few. it is coming at an ever
incresing pace. as long as the masses are content with
dependent upon big brother are given a bone they are content.
i am sixty yers old and have seen our rights gradually eroded.
most of my so-called friends think i am paranoid. your article
only reinforces my thinking.
by Wade Frazier 8:44am Mon Nov 24
read ever |
by oscar 9:29am Mon Nov 24
just like to say, this article is the most comprehensive,
clear, informative, truthful, historical account i have ever
read, and made thrilling reading (for all the wrong reasons,
im sorry to say, like the state of this shit world we live
i will be posting this article on forums if thats
ok (with link and credit ofcourse).
i want the whole
world to read what you have written here.
& Fall |
by John W. Schaut 10:29am
Mon Nov 24 '03
Causes of the decline & fall of the Roman Empire have
always intrigued me...I deeply feel that is what is going on
today with USA as the latter day Roman Empire...Appears to me
that the oligarchy of the rich and the super rich is about
complete under the aegis of the current Bush regime...So, lets
us now descind into another round of Western world age of
feudalism where most of us will live in bare subsistance...in
mud huts plastered against the castle walls of our lords and
overlords...Under these conditions it feels good to be 84
years of age without too much longer to live...I wager that
the spoils of today's western civilization will fall to the
victors in the East.
....Kudos to Jon Phalen for writing
this brilliant piece of intepretative journalism......John
Schaut, Bradenton FL
|Keep up the
good work |
by Michael Jon 10:34am Mon
Nov 24 '03
Wonderful work. I know it's hard work, because
the truth is always hard for people to assimilate. FYI, I've
seen a few sites that claim (via video frames) that the planes
that hit the towers were not civilian craft, but military
transport planes and that one had some sort of bomb-like
device attached underneath. A tractor beam/sighting laser was
seemingly evident as well. The first plane was not "supposed"
to be captured on video, but for those alert French
documentarians. I was working in Somerset near the third plane
crash and my employer told me that her friends that were in
the area and saw military jets overhead following ("guiding"?)
the doomed craft. Keep up the good work!
Jon: Great research, writing, warnings, etc. I've seen
these things since the late 50s (born 911-37!). It's a mystery
to me why all my compatriots and current investigators don't
realize that talk and writing have been ever-present, but no
matching actions to really show that we're serious. We can
swap "intelligence" till we're blue in the face, but nothing
short of taking all the current and sure-to-come traitors and
hanging them to the nearest post will ever solve the damned
dilemma we've spun for ourselves and allowed to spin around
us. How is it that our outgoing patriots always end up dead or
in prison, but we never score a hit with the Presidential Jet
and other treasonous travelers' jets, treasonous scumbags in
offices from DC to the local mayor and various "helpmeets" in
the ongoing campaign to bring our Republic down? The big
question remains: "How can we hang all the bastards who have
taken over our country and return our Republic to its pristine
condition?" Even my youth, before 1964, witnessed a very
pleasant national Whiteness, which we've lost and must get
back asap. Will we yet see some real leadership to this end?
Thanks. Bob Brooks, MDiv, DC, in sunny Georgia.
TYhis is what I have been saying for a long time.
HAVE YOU BEEN CALLING ME A LIAR ?
It's good a for a laugh anyway. Perhaps aliens hijacked the
planes and later phoned loved ones impersonating their
I have read about some of these topics since 9-11 and after
seeing the forensic evidence that what hit the pentagon was
not a 757 airliner, and after learning about huge amounts of
money made by certain people regarding the destruction of the
twin towers, it is clearly a big lie. We do have a criminal
government in operation, and that must end soon. An
investigation should begin with the evidence clearly on the
table in an open forum. Every war since WWI was created by and
for banking profits. The most serious danger to the people on
this planet is the international banking cartel that has
control over at least 200 nations. The true NESARA law will
reverse this war machine and begin a new age of PEACE. http://www.nesara.us.
by Brian F near Chicago
1:20pm Mon Nov 24 '03
I am so very glad there are articles such as this pervading
the 'web of information and enlightenment'. I have read
several other accounts of the devious and obviously criminal
ties this administration has with various organizations both
here and abroad, but this one in particular stands out. Mr.
Phalen assumes a certain risk in writing such truths that I
feel compelled to do something such as standing up in the
middle of this crowded library and shouting, "Your president
and your government conducted 9/11, DOWN WITH BUSH!!!"
is to say what the remedy is? I fear that that the whole
system, which is deeply imbedded in domestic and foreign
affairs, can never be toppled. I know several people 'round
these parts, including myself, who would stand and fight to
secure our true freedom from the military/corporate/government
complex that directly and indirectly rules us.
sickened by the total lack of dissent from the mainstream
media, those who under a banner of freedom and objectiveness
regurgitate the party line every article they can print. It is
a disgusting waste of brain matter. I truly feel pity for
those who say "...if you don't support the president, your not
patriotic..." I would like to ring their damn necks, then make
them read this and other articles.
I am going to send this
article to every person I can, I am even going to print
several copies and leave them in different locations around
the college I am currenty attending. Who knows, a budding
Patrick Henry or Paul Wellstone (R.I.P., sir) may just pick
by G. Bailey 2:34pm Mon Nov 24
you somehow manage to make a story of murder, corruption,
conspiracy and conquest that affects every american in very
real ways as interesting as a spam e-mail about cheap ink-jet
refills. don't get me wrong, i've been a believer in many of
your premises, and it's my wish for their dissemination that
drives me to write about your piece. unfortunately, you have
the same disregard for journalistic standards that keeps the
internet from ushering an "enlightment" as your readers
foresee it. your alternative conjectures (SIMPLY-HAD-TO
reasoning, further weakened by
qualifications) are more fanciful than fact-based. you somehow
manage to both overestimate and insult the intelligence of
your readers - here, asking them to trust your jumps in logic
(from "they would benefit" to "they did it"); there, offering
theories to fill blanks that were more troubling unfilled.
your anger toward the Bush-supporters, culminating in a
prophesy of the innermost hell, ends your essay on a sinister
note contrary to its high-minded best. further, your anger and
frustration with "Joe Average" are clear, but your attitude of
superiority will keep those Joe's that are ready to tune in
forever tuning out. i hope you are not the type that simply
doesn't care what Joe thinks, the type that prefers to be the
sole shining beacon of truth. however, if you do care, i hope
you'll get some better jokes to sweeten your medicine than
those involving 800-pound gorillas...
article will Live On |
by J Vreeland
3:38pm Mon Nov 24 '03
I've made closeups of several versions of the fireman
firsthit footage, including that from the Naudet 911 DVD.
There is no plane in the video, no flightpath of a plane,
no explosion of a plane.
thingy" that is the only moving object in that video is too
small to be a Jet.
In order to insert a "plane" where he
thought it ought to be,
Intrepid Video Researcher Marcus
had to excise the front third of a picture of a jet, in order
to try to make it fit the profile of the object shown.
Please visit http://thewebfairy.com/911
and read Holmgren's article showing that Flight 77 and 11 were
not even scheduled that day.
WELL DONE, SORT OF MEDIUM RARE: some critique, some
by me, hopefully
helpful 5:27pm Mon Nov 24 '03
SERIOUSLY ERRONEOUS ABOUT THIS SECTION:
1917 to '18
World War I:
Three years into the "Great War," it
looked as though Germany would defeat Britain and France, our
primary capitalist hosts in Europe. Big financiers like J. P.
Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, who between them had billions
invested "over there," weren't about to just sit back and
watch this happen. They barked orders to their underling,
Woodrow Wilson, who then declared war, using German
interference with US shipping activities as a feeble pretext.
[no. see below--your premise is that the US was drug into the
war here, there were many other attempts, plus see below]
Leading up to this, the media minions whipped the public into
a war frenzy, basing their wildly manipulative propaganda on
incidents such as the sinking of the Lusitania, two years
earlier. Funny thing about the Lusitania: it's hold contained
a secret, illegal, and massive cargo of ammunition and other
materiel bound for Liverpool, and its passengers were used as
unwitting human shields for this cargo by the US government,
which is why they died. Neither Wilson nor the media of the
day ever admitted any of this (5).
The dynamics behind
America's entry into World War II were virtually identical.
Over 500,000 Americans died in these two wars, with 875,000
more wounded, and an additional and unknown number emotionally
shattered, all of which brought untold misery to their
families and communities. Given the choice between destroying
all those lives or allowing the likes of Morgan and
Rockefeller to suffer the tragedy of somewhat less obscene
wealth, our "representatives" chose the former as the lesser
comments: First, it
only recycles part the lie that has been told that the
British/Americans and the Germans were on different sides in
both WWI and WWII. Want evidence? Read on. Second, this WWI
reading leaves out the Zionist deal angle in WWI, which leaves
you unable to discuss Zionism as pro-Nazi in WWII unless you
know about it. Want Evidence? Read on.
ALAN JONES 20eme REVIEW BOOK Brit.& Nazi elites
working on NWO together, & more (english)
Mon Oct 13 '03 (Modified on 11:55am Mon Oct 13 '03)
this was a comment I moved to another article. It is
connected to New Book Documents Zionist Collaboration With The
William Hughes 5:08pm Sun Oct 12 '03
(Modified on 12:07am Mon Oct 13 '03)
[20eme means 20th century, in French]
truth about Britain as a Nazi power, "forced" into war with
Hitler against united international elite will by "pesky"
democratic forces under them in Britain, that held their feet
to the fire. Then Britian drug America into it to bail them
out of this fake war, and to oversee deNazification to protect
all three covert allies!
In short, WWII was perhaps
one of the strangest wars on record, since USA/Britain/German
elites were on the same side with the same interests--NWO
consolidation-- though grass roots nationalims kept them from
operating publicly as such! However they did operate as allies
in WWII! Remember to tell your history teacher what a lie they
have sold you--and likely have been sold themselves!
Look most of the history you taught at school was
meant to make you well ordered peasants and easy to manage. It
was intentionally meant to mislead and stunt your historical
knowledge. How can people be managed if they actually consider
themselves equals to--and have the same knowledge as--those in
political power? . . .
And read Perloff's book on the CFR, related to FDR and
Churchill (when they were both 'placed' in the Navy)
complicity in WWI, and their complicity in WWII when they were
in executive leadership positions.
FDR and Churchill
and the Nazis, yes, on one side, believe it.
was saying nothing about the COUNTRIES or the peoples being on
the same side, only that these particular networks are on the
same side. Look, this is a project that has been going on for
some time, it can only help to I suppose first be shocked,
then get over it, then look into their connections.
REVIEW:All 20th century American presidents as
'cutouts' for N W O consolidation (english)
me 2:10pm Thu
Nov 20 '03
A history of American
presidents as 'cutouts' for N W O consolidation: Bedtime for
America, or a wake up call? Read it to your Children and Learn
Well. And children, read it to each other and teach your
parents: learn well who is running the United States in order
to oppose them more effectively. Has the US presidency been
part of the fascist international since 1900? Have data for
pre-1900? add on!
THIS IS AN INSTALLMENT IN THE REAL
AMERICAN HISTORY PROJECT.
 The larger point is that nothing short enough
as an essay can deal with this topic, mine or anyone's, in my
opinion. We are dealing with something that has been going on
for quite some time as an international elite movement, the
desire to swash any attempts at localist democracy or feedback
into their grip. We are getting into the territory of books,
in other words, instead of pithy webpages--if you actually
want to know what is going on and thus plan to have something
useful to do about it.
Rubbish. The Japanese's condition was that they could keep
their emperor. And after a few ten thousand human beings were
vapourised and a few hundred thousand fried in 2 seconds, the
emperor capitulated. The *other* emperor, that is--Truman.
Must be the only time in history an extremely potent victor
was the concessor in a surrender.
Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings actually were the demonstration we
heard the scientists advocate; but demonstrating for the world
who was now king of the hill. That the demonstration was on a
live population merely amplified the "don't fu@k with
And the pity of it? As Vidal keeps pointing out,
after all that tragedy, the supremacy lasted only five
this kind of stuff elsewhere |
Indymedia regular 5:49pm Mon Nov 24 '03
Conspiracy theories, which is what all of this shit is, are
the most unhelpful, uninteresting garbage I can imagine.
When you have some ACTUAL FACTS not just insinuations
and fictions, feel free to share them. But this whole "what
about xyz? could it mean this?"
That's not news. It's
not commentary. It's fiction.
I do not know a single
person at the NYC IMC who holds these beliefs and I would like
that to be crystal clear. Everything posted does not have to
correspond to what people think at the IMC, but for those of
us who live here, survived 911 and actually care about
journalistic standards, this shit has no place.
seems that you have your own websites. Speaking personally, I
despise this stuff. That's all I can say.
I have spent over 35 years in broadcasting. Have been
observing the brainwashing of Americans since the John Kennedy
assassination and the military's LSD experiments in the '60s.
I know it's been going on for a lot longer than that and it
just keeps getting worse.
Kudos to you for telling the