On 9/11, one plane, one crash would have been outrageous and should have raised big red flags – but four consecutive crashes with no timely military responses and no government accountability. There were procedure failures on 9/11 that could only have occurred if there was complicity from the highest levels of government. “No one in government has been reprimanded or even scolded for what we are told was the greatest intelligence failure in U.S. history. In fact, the very agencies which failed the nation watched their budgets increase dramatically, and some of the officials ostensibly at fault were actually promoted.” [i]
“Normal FAA procedures for responding to even minor deviations from air traffic control protocols were followed routinely and without complication 67 times between September 2000 and June 2001 before a new convoluted order were released by the Pentagon on 1 June 2001. [ii] That order inserted the Secretary of Defense into the decision-making and action protocol, normally the domain of senior military commanders. Why?” [iii] It was then up to Donald Rumsfeld to issue an appropriate response to the hijackings. [iv] This drastic change played a significant part in the normal emergency responses during the extremely distracting and confusing war game exercises scheduled by several government agencies on the morning of 11 September 2001. [v]
What of the war games that were being conducted the morning of 9/11? We heard nothing about them on the nightly news. Joseph Paul Göebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister said the following: “Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.” [vi]
Years of umbilical-like attention to friendly faces reading fair and balanced words from the teleprompter make it easy for us to initially reject, then accept and ultimately embrace “the news”. Bush said: “If you are not with us, then you are with the terrorists.” Bush and his minions claim to be genuine patriots. So either we support their words and actions or we are vilified as unpatriotic. Skeptics are ridiculed, discredited or worse.
“Totalitarians prefer that we make no distinction between love of country and loyalty to leaders. They want us to believe that dissension is unpatriotic. In truth, opposition to corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.” [vii]
Right now you might assert that I am a paranoid conspiracy theorist who may even sport a foil cone on my head. Fine – your choice, but rejecting evidence in favor of inactivity will not save you or anyone else from the consequences. If one concedes that there might actually be a nefarious group in control of our government demands some responsible attention. It requires leaving that ever so cozy comfort zone. But just on the off chance that we citizens grow suspicious and vigilant – we have been warned against believing in such conspiracies by none other than George W. Bush who delivered a speech at the United Nations on 10 November 2001 that included the following:
“Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty.” [viii] Decide which of the 9/11 theories is hardest to swallow – the government’s or the many credible efforts of outside investigators and analysts? Which terrorists are we to blame?
Our commander in chief feels no accountability to those who put him in office: “I'm the commander in chief, see, I don't need to explain, I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting part about being president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation.” [ix] “If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." President George W. Bush, CNN.com, 18 December 2000. [x] This must have been a real issue with “W” as he repeated it often: “You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier.” Governing Magazine 7/98“A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.” ‘W’ Business Week, July 30, 2001
We hired them with our votes – they are supposed to represent us – not implement their own questionable agenda. Super egomaniacs forget the source of their authority while pilfering even greater power.
I dislike quoting Hitler yet it is so appropriate. He said: “But it was not until the War that it became evident what immense results could be obtained by a correct application of propaganda.” [xi]
Hitler said: “By contrast, the war propaganda of the English and Americans was psychologically sound. By representing the Germans to their own people as barbarians and Huns, they prepared the individual soldier for the terrors of war, and thus helped to preserve him from disappointments. After this, the most terrible weapon that was used against him seemed only to confirm what his propagandists had told him; it likewise reinforced his faith in the truth of his government's assertions, while on the other hand it increased his rage and hatred against the vile enemy For the cruel effects of the weapon, whose use by the enemy he now came to know, gradually came to confirm for him the ‘Hunnish’ brutality of the barbarous enemy, which he had heard all about; and it never dawned on him for a moment that his own weapons possibly, if not probably, might be even more terrible in their effects.” [xii] Read about the depleted uranium that our government uses on Iraqi civilians.
Our current wars and occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq are the result of the Bush and company’s response to the events of 9/11. Hitler continues: “The propagandist inculcates his doctrine among the masses, with the idea of preparing them for the time when this doctrine will triumph, through the body of combatant members which he has formed from those followers who have given proof of the necessary ability and will-power to carry the struggle to victory.” There is nothing quite like a converted obedient Bushite to perpetuate the persistent propaganda that killing the ordinary citizens of another country in the name of democracy promotes peace and security for America. War generates death for the vanquished as well as the invaders while generating major money for the big weapons cartel. For decades the neo-conservative war hawks, who now serve in the current administration, have viewed an ongoing war in the Middle East as a means of creating a global empire.
So despite our eagerness for closure, every crime demands an exhaustive investigation and thoughtful analysis by the most qualified, skilled individuals. Two people who, if uninvolved, should have been the first to demand a full examination of the crimes resisted all investigative attempts. Both Bush and Cheney contacted the now former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle after 9/11 to insist on strict limitations in any investigation into the attacks. [xiii] “Newsweek reported on February 4, 2002, that Vice President Cheney called Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD) to “warn” him not to open hearings into the attacks. If Daschle pressed the issue, Cheney “implied he would risk being accused of interfering with the mission” against terrorism.” [xiv]
On 27 Nov 2002, 411 days after the attacks, Bush finally relented to the entreaties from victim’s families and bipartisan members of congress and agreed to form an investigatory commission. After more than a year of stalling, President Bush and Vice President Cheney finally consented to a so-called independent commission to investigate 9/11 as long as they could pick the chairman. On that day Bush appointed the grand master of deception and misuse of government power, instigator of covert operations and manipulating keeper of state secrets – Henry Kissinger, to head the investigation. A man that has been repeatedly investigated for his surreptitious activities and tried for war crimes was now called to head the investigation of one of the biggest crimes in America. This significant choice reveals more about Bush and Cheney than anything else. “With Kissinger's appointment, Bush rendered the independent commission a sham. How unfortunate. The public would be better served and the victims of 9/11 better honored by no commission rather than one headed by Kissinger.” [xv] He wisely resigned a few weeks later over conflicts of interest. [xvi] He was replaced by Thomas Kean, [xvii] member of the Council on Foreign Relations, in December 2002. [xviii] Phillip Zelikow was the highly controversial Executive Staff Director for the commission. [xix]
Indications of Kissinger’s New World Order loyalties are discovered in the following statements: “Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government.” --Henry Kissinger was speaking at Evian, France, May 21, 1992 Bilderberg meeting. Unbeknownst to Kissinger, his speech was taped by a Swiss delegate to the meeting. [xx]
The Commission’s initial budget for the biggest crime in America was a mere $3 million as compared to the $50 million for the investigation of the Columbia space shuttle. It cost $40 million to investigate the soap opera sexual escapades of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. The 9/11 Commission was finally awarded another $11 million before the report finally became available in the third week of July 2004.
Even after consenting to an investigation, Bush and Cheney initially stonewalled the commission in the following ways:
· Refused to allow National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify.
· White House tried to limit Bush's testimony to one hour.
· White House withheld about 75 percent of almost 11,000 pages of Clinton records pertaining to the investigation of the terrorist attacks. This information was held at the National Archives.
· They demanded that Bush and Cheney not be forced to testify under oath.
· Bush and Cheney demanded to be allowed to testify together.
· After months of negotiation, Bush finally allowed only four members of the commission to view only 24 of the 360 PDBs dating back to 1998; “White House counsel Alberto Gonzales permitted them to see just 24.”
· The Bush administration attempted to discredit members of the commission, especially Jamie Gorelick. [xxi]
The Commission seemed determined not to blame anyone for the failures on that day. The entire day was full of disasters: many forewarnings were ignored. There were several war games in process: Vigilant Guardian, Vigilant Warrior, Northern Guardian and Northern Vigilance. [xxii] One war game scenario included hijacked planes flying into buildings. This is interesting considering Condoleezza Rice, under oath, stated to the commission on 8 April 2004 that “the White House didn't anticipate hijacked planes being used as weapons.” In March 2000, she also said: “We need a common enemy to unite us.” On 13 April 2004 Bush said: “Nobody in our government, at least, and I don't think the prior government, could envision flying airplanes into buildings on such a massive scale.” [xxiii] Obviously, someone in the government must have imagined it. What an incredible confusing bizarre coincidence to have genuine hijackings on the same day.
In fact others imagined it also: “A different fictional treatment of the use of a “war game” to perpetrate covert objectives was described in The Lone Gunmen, a television show aired on Fox TV (owned by CFR member Rupert Murdoch) in March 2001. In that show, a small cabal within the military-industrial complex used a war game scenario as cover for remote control hijacking of a commercial flight and crashing it into the World Trade Center in order to boost military spending for the permanent war. This show was so close to the most likely scenario for 9/11 that it is plausible that this information was deliberately leaked in order to discredit the idea as merely part of a bad television drama, thereby inoculating people from contemplating the probability that 9/11 was a covert operation using remote controlled planes under the guise of a war game.” [xxiv]
On 12 September 2001, George W. Bush met with his national security team and then quickly assured us that “The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war. This will require our country to unite in steadfast determination and resolve.” He is manipulatively setting us up for the Iraqi invasion.
“The federal government and all our agencies are conducting business. But it is not business as usual. We are operating on a heightened security alert. America is going forward, and as we do so, we must remain keenly aware of the threats to our country. Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens.”
“But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms.” [xxv] It is significant as well as deceptive that he publicly pledges support of our legally guaranteed freedoms while he and his devoted, but constitutionally compromised subjects in congress covertly attempt to deprive us of the same. Remember their names in the 2006 elections.
The cover ups and the wars continue as other invasion targets are selected. Our personal, God given freedom is the real target.
Inside Job, Unmasking the 9/11 Conspiracies by Jim Marrs, page xxi
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