Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11 After 13 years

[An excellent article by Paul Craig Roberts. In case you didn't know, Amerigo Vespucci was a big fat liar. And so are the leaders of the country that stole his name.]

The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust. For thirteen years a new generation of Americans has been born into the 9/11 myth that has been used to create the American warfare/police state.

The corrupt Bush and Obama regimes used 9/11 to kill, maim, dispossess and displace millions of Muslims in seven countries, none of whom had anything whatsoever to do with 9/11.

A generation of Americans has been born into disdain and distrust of Muslims.

A generation of Americans has been born into a police state in which privacy and constitutional protections no longer exist.

A generation of Americans has been born into continuous warfare while needs of citizens go unmet.

A generation of Americans has been born into a society in which truth is replaced with the endless repetition of falsehoods.

According to the official story, on September 11, 2001, the vaunted National Security State of the World’s Only Superpower was defeated by a few young Saudi Arabians armed only with box cutters. The American National Security State proved to be totally helpless and was dealt the greatest humiliation ever inflicted on any country claiming to be a power.

That day no aspect of the National Security State worked. Everything failed.

The US Air Force for the first time in its history could not get intercepter jet fighters into the air.

The National Security Council failed.

All sixteen US intelligence agencies failed as did those of America’s NATO and Israeli allies.

Air Traffic Control failed.

Airport Security failed four times at the same moment on the same day. The probability of such a failure is zero.

If such a thing had actually happened, there would have been demands from the White House, from Congress, and from the media for an investigation. Officials would have been held accountable for their failures. Heads would have rolled.

Instead, the White House resisted for one year the 9/11 families’ demands for an investigation. Finally, a collection of politicians was assembled to listen to the government’s account and to write it down. The chairman, vice chairman, and legal counsel of the 9/11 Commission have said that information was withheld from the commission, lies were told to the commission, and that the commission “was set up to fail.” The worst security failure in history resulted in not a single firing. No one was held responsible.

Washington concluded that 9/11 was possible because America lacked a police state.
The PATRIOT Act, which was awaiting the event was quickly passed by the congressional idiots. The Act established executive branch independence of law and the Constitution. The Act and follow-up measures have institutionalized a police state in “the land of the free.”

Osama bin Laden, a CIA asset dying of renal failure, was blamed despite his explicit denial. For the next ten years Osama bin Laden was the bogyman that provided the excuse for Washington to kill countless numbers of Muslims. Then suddenly on May 2, 2011, Obama claimed that US Navy SEALs had killed bin Laden in Pakistan. Eyewitnesses on the scene contradicted the White House’s story. Osama bin Laden became the only human in history to survive renal failure for ten years. There was no dialysis machine in what was said to be bin Laden’s hideaway. The numerous obituaries of bin Laden’s death in December 2001 went down the memory hole. And the SEAL team died a few weeks later in a mysterious helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The thousands of sailors on the aircraft carrier from which bin Laden was said to have been dumped into the Indian Ocean wrote home that no such burial took place.

The fairy tale story of bin Laden’s murder by Seal Team Six served to end the challenge by disappointed Democrats to Obama’s nomination for a second term. It also freed the “war on terror” from the bin Laden constraint. Washington wanted to attack Libya, Syria, and Iran, countries in which bin Laden was known not to have organizations, and the succession of faked bin Laden videos, in which bin Laden grew progressively younger as the fake bin Laden claimed credit for each successive attack, had lost credibility among experts.

Watching the twin towers and WTC 7 come down, it was obvious to me that the buildings were not falling down as a result of structural damage. When it became clear that the White House had blocked an independent investigation of the only three steel skyscrapers in world history to collapse as a result of low temperature office fires, it was apparent that there was a coverup.

After 13 years people at home and abroad find the government’s story less believable.

The case made by independent experts is now so compelling that mainstream media has opened to it. Here is Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth on C-SPAN:

After years of persistence a group in New York has secured the necessary number of valid signatures to put on the ballot a vote to investigate the cause of the collapse of the three WTC buildings. The official account, if correct, means that existing fire and building codes are insufficient to protect the public and that all other steel high rise structures are subject to the same failure. The group has been clever to frame the issue in terms of public safety and not in terms of 9/11 truth.

New York authorities, of course, continue to oppose the initiative. The question now rests on a judge’s ruling. It is difficult to imagine a judge going against the government in such a major way, but the group will have made the point that the government has no confidence in the truth of its own story.

Over these 13 years, physicists, chemists, architects, engineers, and first responders have provided massive evidence that completely disproves the official account of the failure of the three skyscrapers. The response to experts has been for non-experts to call experts “conspiracy theorists.” In other words, the defenders of the government’s story have no scientific or factual basis on which to stand. So they substitute name-calling.

9/11 was used to fundamentally alter the nature of the US government and its relationship to the American people. Unaccountable executive power has replaced due process and the checks and balances established by the US Constitution. In the name of National Security, executive power knows no restraints. Essentially, Americans today have no rights if the government targets them.

Those Americans born after 9/11 were born into a different country from the rest of us. Having never experienced constitutional government, they will not know what they have lost.

The anthrax attacks of October 2001 have been forgotten, but Professor Graeme MacQueen in The 2001 Anthrax Deception (Clarity Press, 2014) shows that the anthrax attacks played an essential role in setting the stage for the government’s acquisition of unaccountable police state power. Two Democratic Senate committee chairmen, Thomas Daschle and Patrick Leahy, were disturbed by the Bush regime’s overreach for carte blanche power, and were in a position to block the coming police state legislation and the ability of the executive branch alone to take America to war.

Both senators received anthrax letters, as did major news organizations. The TV network news anchors, such as Dan Rather, who compared the collapse of WTC skyscrapers to buildings brought down by controlled demolition, had not yet been fired by Republicans on framed-up charges.

Initially, the anthrax letters, which caused the deaths of some USPS employees, were seen as the second stage of the 9/11 attack. Fear multiplied. The senators and media shut up. Then it was discovered that the anthrax was a unique kind produced only by a US government military facility.

The response to this monkey wrench thrown into the government’s propaganda, was the FBI’s frame-up of a dead man, Bruce Edwards Ivins, who had been employed in the military lab that produced the anthrax and was driven to suicide by the false charges. The dead man’s colleagues did not believe one word of the government’s false story, and nothing in the dead man’s past indicated any motive or instability that would have led him to such a deed.

Initially, the US government tried to frame up Steven Jay Hatfill, but despite the best efforts of the New York Times and Nicholas Kristof the attempt to frame Hatfill failed. Hatfill received $5 million from the US government for the false accusation that ruined his life. So the corrupt US government moved on to Ivins.

Ivins was dead and couldn’t defend himself, but his colleagues did.

The entire episode stinks to high heaven. Justice is something that exists outside the borders of the United States. Never expect to find justice within the United States.

Most Americans are unaware of the extent to which the federal government owns the experts who can contradict its fairy tales. For example, no competent physicist can possibly believe the official story of the destruction of the three WTC buildings. But physics departments in US universities are heavily dependent on federal money. Any physicist who speaks his mind jeopardizes not only his own career but also the career of all of his colleagues. Physicist Steven Jones, who first pointed to the use of thermite in the destruction of the two towers had to agree to having his university buy out his tenure or his university was faced with losing all federal financing.

The same constraints operate in the private sector. High rise architects and structural engineers who express doubts about the official explanation of the collapse of three skyscrapers are viewed by potential clients as Muslim apologists and conspiracy kooks. The clients, of course, have no expert knowledge with which to assess the issue, but they are indoctrinated with ceaseless, endless, repetition that 9/11 was Osama bin Laden’s attack on America. Their indoctrination makes them immune to facts.

The 9/11 lie has persisted for 13 years. Millions of Muslims have paid for this lie with their lives, the destruction of their families, and with their dislocation. Most Americans remain comfortable with the fact that their government has destroyed in whole or part seven countries based on a lie Washington told to cover up an inside job that launched the crazed neoconservatives’ drive for Washington’s World Empire.


Jacob Gittes said...

Thanks Dmitri (this is ex-Publius, and a long-time fan and reader of your real printed books etc.)

The whole 9/11 thing is probably the biggest psyop in history. Once one pursues certain lines of reasoning, such as the laws of physics, logistics, logic, human nature - well, the goshdern official narrative falls apart.
Most of we sheeple would prefer to take the red pill and go back to sleep and enjoy our ever-worsening everyday lives. (or is it the blue pill? I can never keep my Matrix facts straight).

Anyway, the philosopher Ortega y Gasset talks about how people living at the same time can live in different realities, depending on the world their minds have constructed.
It would seem humanity has morphed into multiple species: those who believe that industrial civ is doomed, versus those who think it's all gettin' better!
And those who meekly submit to official storylines, despite the fact that at least their unconscious minds must realize that the facts don't add up.
One doesn't have to understand what is really going on to know intuitively that what is going on is NOT what is claimed to be going on.
Anyway, I'm wondering if you care to shed light on Putin's and Russia's reasoning in being so unwilling to try to inject more facts about what the Evil Empire is up to? Why do they almost seem to abet the cover up of crimes such as MH17, 9/11, Boston Bombing, etc. etc.? (Even if not all such events are staged or induced or constructed, at least the narratives around them are).
Why does Russia not push the truth more aggressively?
It's good to see you publish PCR,though. We know you stand for truth. Whatever that is.

Mister Roboto said...

A very powerful piece, Dmitri. I can see why you decided to republish it on your blog. Some years ago, I became reluctant to listen to "9/11 Truthers" because their banner had attracted all manner of unstable people, not to mention right-wing militia-nuts of the Cliven Bundy sort. Seriously, a lot of "9/11 Truth" on the Internet reminded me of the ego-driven and socially-maladjusted know-it-alls with which I mistakenly threw in my social lot when I was a young college student in Madison. But unstable people or not, the fact remains that way too many things about 9/11 just don't add up.

St. Roy said...


I have that same question for Dmitry. It seems that Russia could do more expose the continued Washington lies.

DerekShaw said...

@Jake, regarding your question: re-read "The Five Stages of Collapse".

The thugs/gangsters that stepped into the breach are still in power (not all of them of course, but lots of them). I'm pretty sure they recognize the outlook for them is pretty good. They have at least as good a grasp of the principles of propaganda as the north american side, and have successfully removed any serious threat to their internal messaging. Witness Putin's beautifully stage-managed dance around presidential term limits.

While the US empire is blowing its brains out, keeping the ever-less-effective war economy rolling, they are sitting on a lot of relatively-easily extracted resources. Time is their friend. Their best bet is to hurry the process along, without getting into direct confrontation. A Judo or Aikido analogy would fit quite well here.

Rhisiart Gwilym said...

@ Mister Roberto: Try Architects and Engineers for 9/11Truth (of which I'm a member). No nutters, no crazy theories, masses of hard evidence and tight scientific reasoning, from sober, strikingly-sane, appropriately-expert professionals. That one website alone - and their are others too - demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that 9/11 was an inside job.

If you don't know what controlled demolition entails, to case, prepare and then control the job in real time, research it a little. An intelligent lay person's grasp is all you need. The obvious conclusion becomes simply inescapable: it had to be an inside job, with powerful, privileged USAmerican - and probably some Israeli counterparts - behind it; for the realpolitikal reasons laid out in their infamous turn of the millennium document 'Rebuilding America's Defences' [sorry! I'm a Brit; don't use US English] by the Project for the New American Century gang. It's all there, in outline; the new Pearl Harbour [ditto] scam - which 9/1 was - included in plain terms!

As Dmitry points out, US strategists actually PUBLISH TO THE WORLD their should-be secret plans! Amazing hubris.

michigan native said...

If they can sacrifice 3000 lives as a pretext for the establishment of the military in the middle east, where most of the remaining 50% of the world's ultimately recoverable oil is located, what is 300 innocent civilians on a passenger jet? Check this interview out on CBC television.

hawaiisolarchef said...

If you are still in doubt about it being an inside job, watch these videos. It's all about taking our Civil Liberties away

hawaiisolarchef said...

Why have we waited so many years to hold them accountable for their actions?

hawaiisolarchef said...

Passed After September 11
The REAL ID Act was implemented based on suggestions from the commission that investigated the September 11 tragedy. The commission noted that a number of the terrorists behind that atrocity used driver’s licenses to board planes.
REAL ID was passed in 2005 but has been implanted due to backlash from states. due to backlash from states.

Ien in the Kootenays said...

On September 11 2001 my immediate reaction was: "The Reichstag is burning. There go the civil liberties". I lack the expertise to judge whether it was an inside job or not. Quite frankly I don't think it matters that much. What matters is the use that has been made of it. Conspiracy or not, the incident has been a boon to the forces that benefit from paranoia.

Jacob Gittes said...

@Ien in the Kootenays: if you've ever flown in a jet airplane, you know that jet fuel burning at a much higher temperature and pressure than in the smoldering fires of the World Trade Center does not melt the jet engines.
You therefore have enough expertise and knowledge to determine that the official story is not plausible, from a scientific and engineering perspective.
Using a combination of deduction and induction, one can then hypothesize that if the government lied about numerous aspects of the story, including the fact that burning jet fuel cannot cause steel skyscrapers to collapse, then the government was probably involved in the plot. To be more concise, a part of the gov't of unknown size and extent was involved. It was obviously compartmentalized, just like any secret operation.

Anonymous said...

This is an interesting post-mortem, and includes a lot of assertions with which I was unfamiliar.

But in the CNN video that was posted, Gage goes on and on about the many WTC 7 columns that failed, but never addresses the very unusual transfer and cantilever structure supporting the lower floors of WTC 7 over the ConEd power station.

And from a non-technical viewpoint, taking down WTC 1 & 2 was the big visual, seen around the world - why go to such great effort to take down the relatively obscure WTC 7? 3 World Financial Center was a taller building, just across another street.

Jacob Gittes said...

There are an infinite number of seemingly plausible "assertions" that seem to undermine different non-official theories or ideas.
However, that is mainly a clever method of seeding doubts in the minds of people who are moving away from the official storyline. They are already probably anxious. It causes anxiety to start on a path away from the herd mentality.
So, just introduce a few assertions about "cantilevers," etc., while claiming that things like the laws of physics are mere "assertions," and you successfully scare many back to the herd mentality.

When a witness in court is caught lying, all of their testimony becomes suspect and is generally rejected.
Why governments and official narratives should get pass after pass despite being proven liars is absurd. It is an authoritarian mindset, and therefore natural to most humans, but it is most certainly absurd.
The World Trade Towers were designed to withstand the impacts of jet airlines. This can be easily verified.
"Why go to such effort to" blah blah blah.
It is not for those who prove the official narrative is not plausible from an engineering, physics, logistics, or psychological perspective to answer such questions, anymore than you have to answer the question of why a murderer murdered his victim, if you can prove he did it. It might be nice to know why he did it, but that is secondary.
Your "why" blah blah blah question also cleverly obfuscates that fact that everyone knows the real, top-level why: PNAC (Project for a New American Century) conveniently documented this for us years before 9/11: the USA needed a new "Pearl Harbor" to motivate the sheeple with fear. Look it up, amigo.

Patrick said...

The 9/11 Commission: what a joke. Remember how Bush refused to sit down with them unless Cheney could sit next to him and hold his hand (and probably kick him if he started to say something stupid or revealing)?

Unknown said...

Additional proof to add to this was the video of 5 Israelis dressed as Arabs sitting on a hilltop eating popcorn as the buildings blew up. Then there was Silverstein who owned one of the buildings. He put double indemnity insurance on it a couple of weeks before 911 and collected millions. I believe 911 happened to manipulate public opinion and perception in order to institute mind control considering who controls the U S media of course. But what a cost in human lives of America's own citizens.