To my family.
When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. –Frederic Bastiat
One of the greatest feats in the history of civilized man occurred when a minority of sociopaths and psychopaths managed to convince the sane majority to emulate their behavior, and it’s been downhill for humanity ever since. Civilization as we know it is the construct of psychopaths; this is why today we call mass murder “war”, and mass murderers “war heroes”. We exalt our leaders who are able to keep a stiff upper lip while they kill women and children across the planet; and even in our entertainment we idolize people who are able to fake emotions and pretend they are someone else, while most of our video games require our children to perform more and more psychotic acts. We are trained from birth to be psychos.
The hierarchical structure of what we call civilization is represented in the pyramid we all know so well, with only the small percentage at the top, the psychopaths, able to see the whole picture. This pattern is repeated in the military world, as it is in the corporate world, as it is in the religious world; the people who can emulate a sociopath IE someone who has no empathy for others, will rise to the top. The science that studies this tendency is called Ponerology.
I have little patience left for folks who are unable to accept the preceding paragraphs – to me they are simply little psychopaths running around copying the bigger psychopaths they see on TV. That group is the reason we’re in the place we are now, amazingly 10 years after September 11, 2001.
It is to you I’m writing today. You probably don’t know who you are.
911 Turns Ten This Year!
Happy Birthday to the 911 Truth Movement and the rest of the 911 industry! Only another 60 years before everyone involved is safely dead and their festering offspring, living like cancerous kings thanks to mom and pop’s inability to feel emotion, can breathe heavy sighs of relief that their private wealth borne of public labor won’t be taken away while they’re foisted on pitchforks. I don’t doubt they already feel safe enough, perched like gilded gargoyles on their capstones, gazing at the throngs of slaves suffering below them.
If you’ve been living in a digital television haze for ten years and still believe anything you see on the TV, much less everything, you’re probably already a goner, but I have to try. You see, we need you. Badly. I know, I know…it doesn’t help for me to call you crazy, but be real; you think I’m crazy too, right? So we’re even.
To be fair, if you weren’t starting to be a little less crazy, you probably wouldn’t be reading my stuff, so cheer up…there’s hope.
But where to begin – HOW to begin to reach an entranced people who will change their reality to suit the TV? Sane people don’t believe aluminum wings can slice structural steel columns, but most Americans sure do. Americans tend to believe if you speed up anything to 500 MPH it’ll cut through just about anything else. That doesn’t bode well for the gene pool.
Ten years later, the same people who brought us 911 are bringing it to the rest of the world, and you’re footing the bill. You have no idea how insidious and institutional the corruption is, and you don’t want any idea, as far as I can tell.
While you’ve been absorbing stories about Osama bin Laden on your big screen TV, the real perpetrators have been bankrupting the treasury, stealing your homes, and draining your retirement. They’ve been using the fruits of your labor to ruin the lives of people on the other side of the world whose only crimes were to be in the way. What will it take for you to notice?
Would it be better if 911 played like a Bruce Willis movie, or maybe a Tom Clancy novel? Could you wrap your psycho brain around that?
You’re in luck.
The good news is the story of Terrorist Attacks on September 11th does play like a Tom Clancy novel, it is in fact the Mother of all Spy Thrillers. The bad news is I ain’t no Tom Clancy.
The Scene is WWII, Pacific theater, 1944 General Tomoyuki Yamashita has just taken command of the Imperial Japanese forces stationed in the Philippines. This was a very important role in General Yamashita’s care was the bulk of the Japanese Empire’s spoils of war after decades of looting Manchuria and China. Known as the Golden Lily Treasure, and said to dwarf the stolen Nazi Gold, it is beyond the ken of most people to imagine how much gold was looted, but this treasure represented a sizable percentage of the total gold mined in Asia over several thousand years.
Taken from public buildings, mosques, temples, homes, and not to mention bodies, it was the official policy of Japan to collect the treasure to further their war plans but those plans were thwarted by the Allied submarine blockade of the Japanese islands. It was therefore decided to bury it throughout the Philippines in secret locations, and after the war’s end they intended to finish the trip to the Japanese homeland.
Perhaps even the folks ‘in the know’ in the Japanese army couldn’t imagine the Japanese elite and the Western elite were already conspiring to divvy up the spoils themselves, but most of the Japanese players who knew the locations of the hiding places, including General Yamashita, were tried and executed as war criminals, or “suicided”, the treasure then passed into the hands of the world’s most ruthless criminals, the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to the CIA), and then faded from official history.
International banks were formed from this treasure, and a trust fund was created, named the Black Eagle Trust. So began 50 years of money laundering and illegal market manipulation which camouflaged the massive, almost incomprehensible depth of corruption that follows everywhere the CIA goes. BCCI and Silverado come to mind, with the former being known as a drug runner’s money launderer. Laundering money was just the tip of the iceberg. The trust was used to fund interventions in foreign nations, disrupt democracy, assassinate popular leaders, and foment revolutions and regime changes throughout the world, with the current unrest in the Middle East likely still funded from those black accounts.
The story includes Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos as CIA assets in the gold smelting operation in the Philippines, John Foster Dulles, “Wild Bill” Donovan, the Japanese Yakuza, Emperor Hirohito and President Truman just to name a few but just about everywhere you look you’ll find George HW Bush. Every president since Truman knew about the trust and two, Kennedy and Carter, tried to stop it, to Kennedy’s physical demise and Carter’s political one.
After decades of dipping into the trust and spending billions like drunken sailors on some sick global shore leave, it was decided to use the fund to bankrupt the Soviet Union, and during the collapse and chaos, buy up most of its oil and gas industry. Afghanistan Mujaheddin were trained and funded to support this operation by furthering the hemorrhaging of the Soviet treasury into their occupation of Afghanistan. This is where Osama bin Laden enters the scene.
To complete the scam, 240 billion dollars in securities were created, likely fraudulently, with a ten year maturity date. These “Brady Bonds” were created on September 12, 1991 and certificates for these securities were stored in the vault in the basement of One World Trade Center. Ten years minus one day equals September 11, 2001.
Are you getting the picture now? This is the sort of thing you dear little American psychos have been weaned on, right? I was right there with you, so don’t lie. You go to movies that couldn’t ever hope to have a plot line like this; so don’t turn away now, would you feel better if I charged you ten bucks for oily popcorn?
So the Bush crime family and all of its cohorts throughout the intelligence community, International Banking, the military and governments both foreign and domestic, knew from at least this date (Sept 12, 1991) what they had to do (destroy the evidence) and how much time they had to accomplish it (10 years).
By then, the Port Authority of New York knew the Twin Towers were asbestos bombs which the public wouldn’t allow to be destroyed by controlled demolition, and which the Port Authority wasn’t willing to foot the bill of the billions of dollars to have dismantled piece by piece.
By then, the military was making plans for after the fall of the Soviet Union, with the Caspian Sea area to be used as a springboard to encircle China and Russia and invade the Middle East.
But before we get to the good part, I want to apologize. I’ve been a little harsh on you, and being family I want you to know I forgive you for insisting on believing impossible things, and that it’s okay to forgive yourselves too.
Being raised on Hollywood, I’m sure you can see the plot thickening, but undoubtedly you’re still not sure what to make of it. Not being a genetic psychopath, and only a trained one, you still may not be able to imagine someone could be so cruel as to kill their own people as an excuse to make war on other people. This is a good sign, it’s a healthy defense mechanism and gives me hope that you’re not a lost cause.
So I want you to give yourself a break, because in reality you never had a chance to be anything other than nuts. It’s not your fault. This realization is a double edged sword, because once you realize you have been molded since birth to think being a cold-hearted killer is cool, you can forgive yourself for your past transgressions. However, once it really sinks in you will no longer be able to look the other way for future transgressions, and voila, another ‘truther’ will be born.
I remember playing Cowboys and Indians as a kid. I’m 50 now, and when I look back at those happier times when I was six years old when I would reenact a little bit of genocide, I’m reminded of the institutional violence that keeps America going, and the unmistakable fact I was raised by psychos. Mom, don’t you remember? You espoused the ideals of a hippie, and wanted to be a hippie, and dressed me like a hippie kid, yet you let me play Cowboys and Indians because it was less offensive than playing War, I guess because we were at war in Vietnam at the time.
Think about that for a minute…my hippie wannabe mother preferred me to play genocide rather than just simple war. She even helped dress me up like an Indian and painted lipstick war-paint on my face – I have pictures of myself as an Indian “dying” in poses as grotesque as I could muster.
America is a violent place. Every law comes with a threat of violence. Your labor is stolen from you to pay for violent acts and if you refuse to pay, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest you will be killed. Who but a psycho could create a system like that?
Most of us don’t even think twice about living in a crazy society run by history’s worst personalities, or that we’re doing our best to be as crazy as the next guy. It takes us at least 12 years of training to become crazy enough to function in, and participate in the psychopath’s version of civilization.
All our mainstream media are run by psychos and this pattern can be followed from Murdoch, to Gutenberg and beyond. The amount of propaganda required to keep you thinking like a psychopath is endless, with memorizing thousands of years’ worth of psycho propaganda referred to as “history” in our psycho schools.
Thanks to this “history”, I don’t know any Americans who are aware of the clean public transportation that was available in many cities at the turn of the 20th century. San Francisco is a great example, the electric trolley car was clean and efficient, but because it didn’t use petroleum it annoyed certain psychopaths in the oil and gas industry.
So for the sake of generations of profit, the clean public transportation was purchased in shady backroom deals between private companies and public officials, and then closed down, forcing people to purchase an automobile. This was the birth of the myth that your car was synonymous with your freedom when what actually occurred was a severe limitation to your choices of transportation; and lack of choice equals lack of freedom, but it takes a sane person to recognize that.
Business and government leaders were able to replace a clean, affordable and efficient transportation system that benefited all with one that is noisy, dirty and dangerous and only benefits the few; with a direct result being suburbs, urban sprawl and pollution. After a couple generations the little nutcases (us) don’t know any better and still believe the Automobile is the most efficient mode of private transportation.
It doesn’t matter if its Big Oil, or Big Pharma, or Big Government…psychos will always be at the top, and consequently at the bottom of all the trouble the world faces today, and if you think the oil and gas industries have a lock on psychotic behavior, check out what United Fruit did for the sake of making the world safe for bananas.
Psychos run the place, and we let them because we’re psycho too. We let them kill us and enslave us simply because we hope to get a piece of the pie, and as long as “us” doesn’t include “me” personally, then no big deal. Bigger pieces of pie are guaranteed for the most atrocious behavior.
“Civilized people, we are told, live peacefully and cooperatively with their fellows, sharing the necessary labour in order to obtain the leisure to develop arts and sciences. And while that would be a good idea, it is not a good description of what has been going on in the so-called advanced cultures during the past 8,000 years.
Civilization, as we know it, is largely the creation of psychopaths. All civilizations, our own included, have been based on slavery and “warfare.” Incidentally, the latter term is a euphemism for mass murder.
The prevailing recipe for civilization is simple:
1) Use lies and brainwashing to create an army of controlled, systematic mass murderers.
2) Use that army to enslave large numbers of people (i.e. seize control of their labour power and its fruits).
3) Use that slave labour power to improve the brainwashing process (by using the economic surplus to employ scribes, priests, and PR men). Then go back to step one and repeat the process.
Psychopaths have played a disproportionate role in the development of civilization, because they are hard-wired to lie, kill, injure, and generally inflict great suffering on other humans without feeling any remorse. The inventor of civilization—the first tribal chieftain who successfully brainwashed an army of controlled mass murderers—was almost certainly a genetic psychopath. Since that momentous discovery, psychopaths have enjoyed a significant advantage over non-psychopaths in the struggle for power in civilizational hierarchies—especially military hierarchies.”
Still think our leaders are incapable of killing their own for profit? That would be an exception to the rule.
I can see I’m losing some of you, so it’s time to start blowing things up. I know how you like that. Imagine if you will all the explosions the Black Eagle Trust paid for over the last 50 years.
I once thought the various intelligence agencies were simply rogue groups of spies that sold their services to the highest bidder, so naturally they were always representing very wealthy interests, but it seems a better explanation is the Black Eagle Trust enabled the spies to BECOME the highest bidders.
Remember Maxwell Smart and his arch nemesis, the criminal organization which was wreaking havoc all the time just to be mean? Well the CIA is freaking KAOS on a steroid speed ball to the jugular. Good grief, do you see the list below? What the hell is wrong with these guys? Oh sorry, I forgot. Coo Coo.
Here’s a short list: (1968’s 1st entry is almost funny)
OSS is abolished — The remaining American information agencies cease covert actions and return to harmless information gathering and analysis.
Operation PAPERCLIP – While other American agencies are hunting down Nazi war criminals for arrest, the U.S. intelligence community is smuggling them into America, unpunished, for their use against the Soviets. The most important of these is Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler’s master spy who had built up an intelligence network in the Soviet Union. With full U.S. blessing, he creates the “Gehlen Organization,” a band of refugee Nazi spies who reactivate their networks in Russia. These include SS intelligence officers Alfred Six and Emil Augsburg (who massacred Jews in the Holocaust), Klaus Barbie (the “Butcher of Lyon”), Otto von Bolschwing (the Holocaust mastermind who worked with Eichmann) and SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny (a personal friend of Hitler’s). The Gehlen Organization supplies the U.S. with its only intelligence on the Soviet Union for the next ten years, serving as a bridge between the abolishment of the OSS and the creation of the CIA. However, much of the “intelligence” the former Nazis provide is bogus. Gehlen inflates Soviet military capabilities at a time when Russia is still rebuilding its devastated society, in order to inflate his own importance to the Americans (who might otherwise punish him). In 1948, Gehlen almost convinces the Americans that war is imminent, and the West should make a preemptive strike. In the 50s he produces a fictitious “missile gap.” To make matters worse, the Russians have thoroughly penetrated the Gehlen Organization with double agents, undermining the very American security that Gehlen was supposed to protect.
Greece — President Truman requests military aid to Greece to support right-wing forces fighting communist rebels. For the rest of the Cold War, Washington and the CIA will back notorious Greek leaders with deplorable human rights records.
CIA created — President Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, creating the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Council. The CIA is accountable to the president through the NSC — there is no democratic or congressional oversight. Its charter allows the CIA to “perform such other functions and duties… as the National Security Council may from time to time direct.” This loophole opens the door to covert action and dirty tricks.
Covert-action wing created — The CIA recreates a covert action wing, innocuously called the Office of Policy Coordination, led by Wall Street lawyer Frank Wisner. According to its secret charter, its responsibilities include “propaganda, economic warfare, preventive direct action, including sabotage, antisabotage, demolition and evacuation procedures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-communist elements in threatened countries of the free world.”
Italy — The CIA corrupts democratic elections in Italy, where Italian communists threaten to win the elections. The CIA buys votes, broadcasts propaganda, threatens and beats up opposition leaders, and infiltrates and disrupts their organizations. It works — the communists are defeated.
Radio Free Europe — The CIA creates its first major propaganda outlet, Radio Free Europe. Over the next several decades, its broadcasts are so blatantly false that for a time it is considered illegal to publish transcripts of them in the U.S.
Operation MOCKINGBIRD — The CIA begins recruiting American news organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of propaganda. The effort is headed by Frank Wisner, Allan Dulles, Richard Helms and Philip Graham. Graham is publisher of The Washington Post, which becomes a major CIA player. Eventually, the CIA’s media assets will include ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek, Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Copley News Service and more. By the CIA’s own admission, at least 25 organizations and 400 journalists will become CIA assets.
Iran – CIA overthrows the democratically elected Mohammed Mossadegh in a military coup, after he threatened to nationalize British oil. The CIA replaces him with a dictator, the Shah of Iran, whose secret police, SAVAK, is as brutal as the Gestapo.
Operation MK-ULTRA — Inspired by North Korea’s brainwashing program, the CIA begins experiments on mind control. The most notorious part of this project involves giving LSD and other drugs to American subjects without their knowledge or against their will, causing several to commit suicide. However, the operation involves far more than this. Funded in part by the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, research includes propaganda, brainwashing, public relations, advertising, hypnosis, and other forms of suggestion.
Guatemala — CIA overthrows the democratically elected Jacob Arbenz in a military coup. Arbenz has threatened to nationalize the Rockefeller-owned United Fruit Company, in which CIA Director Allen Dulles also owns stock. Arbenz is replaced with a series of right-wing dictators whose bloodthirsty policies will kill over 100,000 Guatemalans in the next 40 years.
North Vietnam — CIA officer Edward Lansdale spends four years trying to overthrow the communist government of North Vietnam, using all the usual dirty tricks. The CIA also attempts to legitimize a tyrannical puppet regime in South Vietnam, headed by Ngo Dinh Diem. These efforts fail to win the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese because the Diem government is opposed to true democracy, land reform and poverty reduction measures. The CIA’s continuing failure results in escalating American intervention, culminating in the Vietnam War.
Hungary — Radio Free Europe incites Hungary to revolt by broadcasting Khruschev’s Secret Speech, in which he denounced Stalin. It also hints that American aid will help the Hungarians fight. This aid fails to materialize as Hungarians launch a doomed armed revolt, which only invites a major Soviet invasion. The conflict kills 7,000 Soviets and 30,000 Hungarians.
Laos — The CIA carries out approximately one coup per year trying to nullify Laos’ democratic elections. The problem is the Pathet Lao, a leftist group with enough popular support to be a member of any coalition government. In the late 50s, the CIA even creates an “Armee Clandestine” of Asian mercenaries to attack the Pathet Lao. After the CIA’s army suffers numerous defeats, the U.S. starts bombing, dropping more bombs on Laos than all the U.S. bombs dropped in World War II. A quarter of all Laotians will eventually become refugees, many living in caves.
Haiti — The U.S. military helps “Papa Doc” Duvalier become dictator of Haiti. He creates his own private police force, the “Tonton Macoutes,” who terrorize the population with machetes. They will kill over 100,000 during the Duvalier family reign. The U.S. does not protest their dismal human rights record.
The Bay of Pigs — The CIA sends 1,500 Cuban exiles to invade Castro’s Cuba. But “Operation Mongoose” fails, due to poor planning, security and backing. The planners had imagined that the invasion will spark a popular uprising against Castro -– which never happens. A promised American air strike also never occurs. This is the CIA’s first public setback, causing President Kennedy to fire CIA Director Allen Dulles.
Dominican Republic — The CIA assassinates Rafael Trujillo, a murderous dictator Washington has supported since 1930. Trujillo’s business interests have grown so large (about 60 percent of the economy) that they have begun competing with American business interests.
Ecuador — The CIA-backed military forces the democratically elected President Jose Velasco to resign. Vice President Carlos Arosemana replaces him; the CIA fills the now vacant vice presidency with its own man.
Congo (Zaire) — The CIA assassinates the democratically elected Patrice Lumumba. However, public support for Lumumba’s politics runs so high that the CIA cannot clearly install his opponents in power. Four years of political turmoil follow.
Dominican Republic — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Juan Bosch in a military coup. The CIA installs a repressive, right-wing junta.
Ecuador — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows President Arosemana, whose independent (not socialist) policies have become unacceptable to Washington. A military junta assumes command, cancels the 1964 elections, and begins abusing human rights.
Brazil — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the democratically elected government of Joao Goulart. The junta that replaces it will, in the next two decades, become one of the most bloodthirsty in history. General Castelo Branco will create Latin America’s first death squads, or bands of secret police who hunt down “communists” for torture, interrogation and murder. Often these “communists” are no more than Branco’s political opponents. Later it is revealed that the CIA trains the death squads.
Indonesia — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Sukarno with a military coup. The CIA has been trying to eliminate Sukarno since 1957, using everything from attempted assassination to sexual intrigue, for nothing more than his declaring neutrality in the Cold War. His successor, General Suharto, will massacre between 500,000 to 1 million civilians accused of being “communist.” The CIA supplies the names of countless suspects.
Dominican Republic — A popular rebellion breaks out, promising to reinstall Juan Bosch as the country’s elected leader. The revolution is crushed when U.S. Marines land to uphold the military regime by force. The CIA directs everything behind the scenes.
Greece — With the CIA’s backing, the king removes George Papandreous as prime minister. Papandreous has failed to vigorously support U.S. interests in Greece.
Congo (Zaire) — A CIA-backed military coup installs Mobutu Sese Seko as dictator. The hated and repressive Mobutu exploits his desperately poor country for billions.
The Ramparts Affair — The radical magazine Ramparts begins a series of unprecedented anti-CIA articles. Among their scoops: the CIA has paid the University of Michigan $25 million dollars to hire “professors” to train South Vietnamese students in covert police methods. MIT and other universities have received similar payments. Ramparts also reveals that the National Students’ Association is a CIA front. Students are sometimes recruited through blackmail and bribery, including draft deferments.
Greece — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government two days before the elections. The favorite to win was George Papandreous, the liberal candidate. During the next six years, the “reign of the colonels” — backed by the CIA — will usher in the widespread use of torture and murder against political opponents. When a Greek ambassador objects to President Johnson about U.S. plans for Cypress, Johnson tells him: “Fuck your parliament and your constitution.”
Operation PHEONIX — The CIA helps South Vietnamese agents identify and then murder alleged Viet Cong leaders operating in South Vietnamese villages. According to a 1971 congressional report, this operation killed about 20,000 “Viet Cong.”
Operation CHAOS — The CIA has been illegally spying on American citizens since 1959, but with Operation CHAOS, President Johnson dramatically boosts the effort. CIA agents go undercover as student radicals to spy on and disrupt campus organizations protesting the Vietnam War. They are searching for Russian instigators, which they never find. CHAOS will eventually spy on 7,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations.
Bolivia — A CIA-organized military operation captures legendary guerilla Che Guevara. The CIA wants to keep him alive for interrogation, but the Bolivian government executes him to prevent worldwide calls for clemency.
Uruguay — The notorious CIA torturer Dan Mitrione arrives in Uruguay, a country torn with political strife. Whereas right-wing forces previously used torture only as a last resort, Mitrione convinces them to use it as a routine, widespread practice. “The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect,” is his motto. The torture techniques he teaches to the death squads rival the Nazis’. He eventually becomes so feared that revolutionaries will kidnap and murder him a year later.
Cambodia — The CIA overthrows Prince Sahounek, who is highly popular among Cambodians for keeping them out of the Vietnam War. He is replaced by CIA puppet Lon Nol, who immediately throws Cambodian troops into battle. This unpopular move strengthens once minor opposition parties like the Khmer Rouge, which achieves power in 1975 and massacres millions of its own people.
Bolivia — After half a decade of CIA-inspired political turmoil, a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the leftist President Juan Torres. In the next two years, dictator Hugo Banzer will have over 2,000 political opponents arrested without trial, then tortured, raped and executed.
Haiti — “Papa Doc” Duvalier dies, leaving his 19-year old son “Baby Doc” Duvalier the dictator of Haiti. His son continues his bloody reign with full knowledge of the CIA.
The Case-Zablocki Act — Congress passes an act requiring congressional review of executive agreements. In theory, this should make CIA operations more accountable. In fact, it is only marginally effective.
Cambodia — Congress votes to cut off CIA funds for its secret war in Cambodia.
Watergate Break-in — President Nixon sends in a team of burglars to wiretap Democratic offices at Watergate. The team members have extensive CIA histories, including James McCord, E. Howard Hunt and five of the Cuban burglars. They work for the Committee to Reelect the President (CREEP), which does dirty work like disrupting Democratic campaigns and laundering Nixon’s illegal campaign contributions. CREEP’s activities are funded and organized by another CIA front, the Mullen Company.
Chile — The CIA overthrows and assassinates Salvador Allende, Latin America’s first democratically elected socialist leader. The problems begin when Allende nationalizes American-owned firms in Chile. ITT offers the CIA $1 million for a coup (reportedly refused). The CIA replaces Allende with General Augusto Pinochet, who will torture and murder thousands of his own countrymen in a crackdown on labor leaders and the political left.
CIA begins internal investigations — William Colby, the Deputy Director for Operations, orders all CIA personnel to report any and all illegal activities they know about. This information is later reported to Congress.
Watergate Scandal — The CIA’s main collaborating newspaper in America, The Washington Post, reports Nixon’s crimes long before any other newspaper takes up the subject. The two reporters, Woodward and Bernstein, make almost no mention of the CIA’s many fingerprints all over the scandal. It is later revealed that Woodward was a Naval intelligence briefer to the White House, and knows many important intelligence figures, including General Alexander Haig. His main source, “Deep Throat,” is probably one of those.
CIA Director Helms Fired — President Nixon fires CIA Director Richard Helms for failing to help cover up the Watergate scandal. Helms and Nixon have always disliked each other. The new CIA director is William Colby, who is relatively more open to CIA reform.
CHAOS exposed — Pulitzer prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh publishes a story about Operation CHAOS, the domestic surveillance and infiltration of anti-war and civil rights groups in the U.S. The story sparks national outrage.
Angleton fired — Congress holds hearings on the illegal domestic spying efforts of James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence. His efforts included mail-opening campaigns and secret surveillance of war protesters. The hearings result in his dismissal from the CIA.
House clears CIA in Watergate — The House of Representatives clears the CIA of any complicity in Nixon’s Watergate break-in.
The Hughes Ryan Act — Congress passes an amendment requiring the president to report nonintelligence CIA operations to the relevant congressional committees in a timely fashion.
Australia — The CIA helps topple the democratically elected, left-leaning government of Prime Minister Edward Whitlam. The CIA does this by giving an ultimatum to its Governor-General, John Kerr. Kerr, a longtime CIA collaborator, exercises his constitutional right to dissolve the Whitlam government. The Governor-General is a largely ceremonial position appointed by the Queen; the Prime Minister is democratically elected. The use of this archaic and never-used law stuns the nation.
Angola — Eager to demonstrate American military resolve after its defeat in Vietnam, Henry Kissinger launches a CIA-backed war in Angola. Contrary to Kissinger’s assertions, Angola is a country of little strategic importance and not seriously threatened by communism. The CIA backs the brutal leader of UNITAS, Jonas Savimbi. This polarizes Angolan politics and drives his opponents into the arms of Cuba and the Soviet Union for survival. Congress will cut off funds in 1976, but the CIA is able to run the war off the books until 1984, when funding is legalized again. This entirely pointless war kills over 300,000 Angolans.
“The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence” — Victor Marchetti and John Marks publish this whistle-blowing history of CIA crimes and abuses. Marchetti has spent 14 years in the CIA, eventually becoming an executive assistant to the Deputy Director of Intelligence. Marks has spent five years as an intelligence official in the State Department.
“Inside the Company” — Philip Agee publishes a diary of his life inside the CIA. Agee has worked in covert operations in Latin America during the 60s, and details the crimes in which he took part.
Congress investigates CIA wrong-doing — Public outrage compels Congress to hold hearings on CIA crimes. Senator Frank Church heads the Senate investigation (“The Church Committee”), and Representative Otis Pike heads the House investigation. (Despite a 98 percent incumbency reelection rate, both Church and Pike are defeated in the next elections.) The investigations lead to a number of reforms intended to increase the CIA’s accountability to Congress, including the creation of a standing Senate committee on intelligence. However, the reforms prove ineffective, as the Iran/Contra scandal will show. It turns out the CIA can control, deal with or sidestep Congress with ease.
The Rockefeller Commission — In an attempt to reduce the damage done by the Church Committee, President Ford creates the “Rockefeller Commission” to whitewash CIA history and propose toothless reforms. The commission’s namesake, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, is himself a major CIA figure. Five of the commission’s eight members are also members of the Council on Foreign Relations, a CIA-dominated organization.
Iran — The CIA fails to predict the fall of the Shah of Iran, a longtime CIA puppet, and the rise of Muslim fundamentalists who are furious at the CIA’s backing of SAVAK, the Shah’s bloodthirsty secret police. In revenge, the Muslims take 52 Americans hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
Afghanistan — The Soviets invade Afghanistan. The CIA immediately begins supplying arms to any faction willing to fight the occupying Soviets. Such indiscriminate arming means that when the Soviets leave Afghanistan, civil war will erupt. Also, fanatical Muslim extremists now possess state-of-the-art weaponry. One of these is Sheik Abdel Rahman, who will become involved in the World Trade Center bombing in New York.
El Salvador — An idealistic group of young military officers, repulsed by the massacre of the poor, overthrows the right-wing government. However, the U.S. compels the inexperienced officers to include many of the old guard in key positions in their new government. Soon, things are back to “normal” — the military government is repressing and killing poor civilian protesters. Many of the young military and civilian reformers, finding themselves powerless, resign in disgust.
Nicaragua — Anastasios Samoza II, the CIA-backed dictator, falls. The Marxist Sandinistas take over government, and they are initially popular because of their commitment to land and anti-poverty reform. Samoza had a murderous and hated personal army called the National Guard. Remnants of the Guard will become the Contras, who fight a CIA-backed guerilla war against the Sandinista government throughout the 1980s.
El Salvador — The Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero, pleads with President Carter “Christian to Christian” to stop aiding the military government slaughtering his people. Carter refuses. Shortly afterwards, right-wing leader Roberto D’Aubuisson has Romero shot through the heart while saying Mass. The country soon dissolves into civil war, with the peasants in the hills fighting against the military government. The CIA and U.S. Armed Forces supply the government with overwhelming military and intelligence superiority. CIA-trained death squads roam the countryside, committing atrocities like that of El Mazote in 1982, where they massacre between 700 and 1000 men, women and children. By 1992, some 63,000 Salvadorans will be killed.
Iran/Contra Begins — The CIA begins selling arms to Iran at high prices, using the profits to arm the Contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. President Reagan vows that the Sandinistas will be “pressured” until “they say ‘uncle.’” The CIA’s Freedom Fighter’s Manual disbursed to the Contras includes instruction on economic sabotage, propaganda, extortion, bribery, blackmail, interrogation, torture, murder and political assassination.
Honduras — The CIA gives Honduran military officers the Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual – 1983, which teaches how to torture people. Honduras’ notorious “Battalion 316” then uses these techniques, with the CIA’s full knowledge, on thousands of leftist dissidents. At least 184 are murdered.
The Boland Amendment — The last of a series of Boland Amendments is passed. These amendments have reduced CIA aid to the Contras; the last one cuts it off completely. However, CIA Director William Casey is already prepared to “hand off” the operation to Colonel Oliver North, who illegally continues supplying the Contras through the CIA’s informal, secret, and self-financing network. This includes “humanitarian aid” donated by Adolph Coors and William Simon, and military aid funded by Iranian arms sales.
Eugene Hasenfus — Nicaragua shoots down a C-123 transport plane carrying military supplies to the Contras. The lone survivor, Eugene Hasenfus, turns out to be a CIA employee, as are the two dead pilots. The airplane belongs to Southern Air Transport, a CIA front. The incident makes a mockery of President Reagan’s claims that the CIA is not illegally arming the Contras.
Iran/Contra Scandal — Although the details have long been known, the Iran/Contra scandal finally captures the media’s attention in 1986. Congress holds hearings, and several key figures (like Oliver North) lie under oath to protect the intelligence community. CIA Director William Casey dies of brain cancer before Congress can question him. All reforms enacted by Congress after the scandal are purely cosmetic.
Haiti — Rising popular revolt in Haiti means that “Baby Doc” Duvalier will remain “President for Life” only if he has a short one. The U.S., which hates instability in a puppet country, flies the despotic Duvalier to the South of France for a comfortable retirement. The CIA then rigs the upcoming elections in favor of another right-wing military strongman. However, violence keeps the country in political turmoil for another four years. The CIA tries to strengthen the military by creating the National Intelligence Service (SIN), which suppresses popular revolt through torture and assassination.
Panama — The U.S. invades Panama to overthrow a dictator of its own making, General Manuel Noriega. Noriega has been on the CIA’s payroll since 1966, and has been transporting drugs with the CIA’s knowledge since 1972. By the late 80s, Noriega’s growing independence and intransigence have angered Washington… so out he goes.
Haiti — Competing against 10 comparatively wealthy candidates, leftist priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide captures 68 percent of the vote. After only eight months in power, however, the CIA-backed military deposes him. More military dictators brutalize the country, as thousands of Haitian refugees escape the turmoil in barely seaworthy boats. As popular opinion calls for Aristide’s return, the CIA begins a disinformation campaign painting the courageous priest as mentally unstable.
The Gulf War — The U.S. liberates Kuwait from Iraq. But Iraq’s dictator, Saddam Hussein, is another creature of the CIA. With U.S. encouragement, Hussein invaded Iran in 1980. During this costly eight-year war, the CIA built up Hussein’s forces with sophisticated arms, intelligence, training and financial backing. This cemented Hussein’s power at home, allowing him to crush the many internal rebellions that erupted from time to time, sometimes with poison gas. It also gave him all the military might he needed to conduct further adventurism — in Kuwait, for example.
The Fall of the Soviet Union — The CIA fails to predict this most important event of the Cold War. This suggests that it has been so busy undermining governments that it hasn’t been doing its primary job: gathering and analyzing information. The fall of the Soviet Union also robs the CIA of its reason for existence: fighting communism. This leads some to accuse the CIA of intentionally failing to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union. Curiously, the intelligence community’s budget is not significantly reduced after the demise of communism.
Economic Espionage — In the years following the end of the Cold War, the CIA is increasingly used for economic espionage. This involves stealing the technological secrets of competing foreign companies and giving them to American ones. Given the CIA’s clear preference for dirty tricks over mere information gathering, the possibility of serious criminal behavior is very great indeed.
Haiti — The chaos in Haiti grows so bad that President Clinton has no choice but to remove the Haitian military dictator, Raoul Cedras, on threat of U.S. invasion. The U.S. occupiers do not arrest Haiti’s military leaders for crimes against humanity, but instead ensure their safety and rich retirements. Aristide is returned to power only after being forced to accept an agenda favorable to the country’s ruling class.
And that’s just the stuff we know about. Anyone who believes an agency capable doing a fraction of what they’ve been busted for shouldn’t be the first suspect for September 11, raise your hands. Operation Mockingbird began two generations ago, and since then the volume of media has increased exponentially, so that now we have an ultra secretive group of trained killers, propagandists, and other assorted con artists with an unlimited budget and a psychotic urge to control sane people. They control all the media you and your parents have ever been exposed to, and thanks to Operation Mockingbird, everything you think you know, everything you think you identify with should be considered suspect as having been possibly planted by a cabal of deeply disturbed individuals.
Why is football important? Are you really a democratrepublican? Do you really think it’s in your best interests to bomb Libya? Do you honestly believe aluminum wings can cut structural steel columns?
Okay, okay…so you get the picture.
It was 1991 and George H.W. Bush was about to be replaced as president by Bill Clinton. My folks still miss Clinton, most democrats do, but that’s because they’ve never heard of his drug running with the Bush clan out of Mena Arkansas while he was Governor:
After the Iran-Contra scandal erupted, individuals began to come forward with stories that the same planes that ferried guns down to Nicaragua were ferrying back cocaine for sale in the United States. Cocaine whose profits were the real source of funding for the Contra’s custom made (and numberless) M-16s. These individuals included military personnel such as Eugene Wheaton, and pilots such as Richard Brenneke, and Terry Reed, who claimed they were part of the guns and drugs operation itself. Some, like Chip Tatum, had documents proving their claims. Others were highly respected law enforcement officers and members of government, such as William Duncan, L.D. Brown, and others, who had stumbled on the drug running operation and tried to expose it. Some of those who had knowledge of Mena started to die.”I have put thousands of Americans away for tens of thousands of years for less evidence for conspiracy with less evidence than is available against Ollie North and CIA people. . . . I personally was involved in a deep-cover case that went to the top of the drug world in three countries. The CIA killed it.”
Former DEA Agent Michael Levine
CNBC-TV, October 8, 1996
“The connections piled up quickly. Contra planes flew north to the U.S., loaded with cocaine, then returned laden with cash. All under the protective umbrella of the United States Government. My informants were perfectly placed: one worked with the Contra pilots at their base, while another moved easily among the Salvadoran military officials who protected the resupply operation. They fed me the names of Contra pilots. Again and again, those names showed up in the DEA database as documented drug traffickers.
“When I pursued the case, my superiors quietly and firmly advised me to move on to other investigations.”
Former DEA Agent Celerino Castillo
Powder Burns, 1992
Mena is a current issue. The recent revelations of highly questionable fundraising practices in the 1996 election, coupled with the suspicious deaths of four 1992 Clinton fundraisers, raises the ugly possibility that the American Presidency, like those of Columbia and Mexico (and so many others), has been bought and paid for with drug money.
It’s nonsense to claim that Mena is a myth. The sheer weight of concerns voiced by law abiding citizens regarding the flood of drugs that poured into Arkansas cannot be ignored.
The CIA, after years of denials, finally admitted that it had indeed had operations at Mena, although it continues to deny involvement in drug running.
There is something at Mena. Something that a great number of people are working very hard to conceal.
Is it just me or does it sound like Bush and Clinton were working together prior to Clinton’s presidential run? Do these guys give a rat’s ass about politics at all or is that just their means of getting their hands on the keys to the Kingdom? It sure helps to explain why Bush 1 and 2 are so chummy with Slick Willy, but you little psychos like to believe that’s for “bi-partisanship” and “solidarity”.
What color is the sky in your world anyway?
If my one armed blind grandmother can tell it has nothing to do with bi-partisanship and everything to do with their being psycho-mobster-drug running-rapists and murderers, flipping you the bird while groping your children at airports, what the hell is your excuse?
Perspective is a marvelous thing. Bill and the Georges, the lesser and much lesser, are psycho scumbags who should be labeled as such while they’re paraded around the country in tar and feathers after being forced to give up the names and addresses of all their co-conspirators. This is my perspective. I’m not interested in yours, because you’re a psycho and this is my rant.
So if we can’t trust Bill Clinton, WHO CAN WE TRUST? Al Gore? I mean, come on who was guarding the chicken coop? Are they all gangsters?
By Their Fruits You Will Know Them
With these revelations, I look at Clinton’s “comeback” in a whole new light – he was there for continuity. George Bush, after 12 years of running the White House and Murder, Inc., surely didn’t care a wit about politics, only little psychos fall for that crap. Let them have a “man of the people” to keep ‘em busy, give ‘em a little dot-com prosperity and a few juicy scandals and throw in a shady election and the next few years will fly by before you can say “inside job”.
God it was good to get a republican out of office though, wasn’t it? With Clinton at the helm, Democrats were then co-opted into agreeing to fascist, psychotic policies, and it was the republicans’ turn to eat their young out of hatred for the president. It made no difference that the state policies never changed, only that the guy getting the blowjob was a Democrat.
Any good psycho trying to start a war does so with fear. They’ll print outright lies, or even worse, perform atrocities simply to blame them on the people they want to attack in the first place, and then attack them. This isn’t new, this goes back to before Sparticus. Having a role to play in the psycho club, and being a good psychopath himself, Clinton had to prime the world to make sure we would accept their cover story for the coming 911 hoax; IE that terrorists hate America. So we were good and traumatized by Ruby Ridge, Waco, WTC Bombing 1, OK City, Khobar Towers, US Embassy in Kenya, USS Cole Bombing and BosniaHerzegovina. Way beyond psycho.
It was during Clinton’s term in 1996 that Osama bin Laden decided he wasn’t going to work for the CIA no more (sung like Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm”), and he was going to turn his CIA-trained and funded sights on America. Everything just falls into place when you’re a psycho I guess. No one is to ask questions like, “when is a CIA agent no longer a CIA agent?” That’d be crazy talk.
After Clinton’s foundation was laid, just to be sure the choices were nailed down, the right palms were greased and the election of 2000 goes into the history books. Now Junior is in the Oval Office. God, there’s no doubt they think we’re insects, holy crap.
At least now we’re treading ground you might be familiar with. Democrats just LOVE to hate the election of 2000 almost as much as they love Al Gore, but talk about a psycho response to a royal screwing! What WAS Lieberman’s role in the 2000 election? History has proven him to be Bush The Much Lesser’s ally through two terms, and he eventually bailed the Democratic party and became the defacto Likud Party Senator for the Great State of Connecticut. Is that about the nutshell?
And what about that Al Gore guy? What was his payoff for capitulating (hey don’t bitch at me, he did capitulate and you know it. He did it with a Gavel in his hand. Seems he got a Nobel Prize which I hear they give out with Cracker Jack now, and an Oscar, not to mention the ground floor of the hot new industry for psychos, “Global Warming”.)
After witnessing a coup, what happened? MoveOn? Seriously? Yeah, that’s about it. MoveOn, which I joined and foolishly registered voters for is named to literally MOVE ON. Like you hear when the police say “move along now, nothing to see here, move on”.
Okay, I’d best pipe down because no one messes with Saint Gore. Jesus, with all that education you people sure are dense sometimes…oh wait, it’s because of the education, my bad.
Not that I’ve got a beef with education, not at all, I do take issue with the version of education provided by people who think acts like Dresden, Hiroshima and September 11th are good business moves. This is not education but indoctrination by another name, but indoctrination by any other name, is still indoctrination. Without a doubt we are trained and conditioned to accept boring jobs, pay taxes and buy meaningless baubles, yet that’s not what we’re told in school. This from an educator with thirty years’ experience:
We could encourage the best qualities of youthfulness-curiosity, adventure, resilience, the capacity for surprising insight simply by being more flexible about time, texts, and tests, by introducing kids to truly competent adults, and by giving each student what autonomy he or she needs in order to take a risk every now and then.
But we don’t do that. And the more I asked why not, and persisted in thinking about the “problem” of schooling as an engineer might, the more I missed the point: What if there is no “problem” with our schools? What if they are the way they are, so expensively flying in the face of common sense and long experience in how children learn things, not because they are doing something wrong but because they are doing something right? Is it possible that George W. Bush accidentally spoke the truth when he said we would “leave no child behind”? Could it be that our schools are designed to make sure not one of them ever really grows up?
We have been taught (that is, schooled) in this country to think of “success” as synonymous with, or at least dependent upon, “schooling,” but historically that isn’t true in either an intellectual or a financial sense. And plenty of people throughout the world today find a way to educate themselves without resorting to a system of compulsory secondary schools that all too often resemble prisons. Why, then, do Americans confuse education with just such a system? What exactly is the purpose of our public schools?
Mass schooling of a compulsory nature really got its teeth into the United States between 1905 and 1915, though it was conceived of much earlier and pushed for throughout most of the nineteenth century. The reason given for this enormous upheaval of family life and cultural traditions was, roughly speaking, threefold:
1) To make good people. 2) To make good citizens. 3) To make each person his or her personal best. These goals are still trotted out today on a regular basis, and most of us accept them in one form or another as a decent definition of public education’s mission, however short schools actually fall in achieving them. But we are dead wrong. Compounding our error is the fact that the national literature holds numerous and surprisingly consistent statements of compulsory schooling’s true purpose. We have, for example, the great H. L. Mencken, who wrote in The American Mercury for April 1924 that the aim of public education is not “to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence. … Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim … is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States… and that is its aim everywhere else.”
Because of Mencken’s reputation as a satirist, we might be tempted to dismiss this passage as a bit of hyperbolic sarcasm. His article, however, goes on to trace the template for our own educational system back to the now vanished, though never to be forgotten, military state of Prussia. And although he was certainly aware of the irony that we had recently been at war with Germany, the heir to Prussian thought and culture, Mencken was being perfectly serious here. Our educational system really is Prussian in origin, and that really is cause for concern.
Apparently my parents sent me to Prussian Military School.
You see, the government gets what they want. If they want to put a freeway through your yard, there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Everything in this country is the way it is because the owners want it that way. The education system trains our children to be members of society, and if you ignore the rhetoric and look at the results of that education, apparently they want a sickly citizenry of xenophobic, mindless, violent consumers. Period.
Now do all those class bells and prison-like buildings make sense? All that psychology-based advertising starting to give you an “ah-hah” moment yet? We are inundated with over stimulation and mind-numbing advertizing for a reason…and it’s not just to sell products.
Unhealthy, undereducated and jaded, yet entertained, you will never spark a revolution, and that tickles the owners to no end, I’m sure. And don’t tell me you’re not owned. Of course you are; there’s no part of your life you control; work or lack of work, healthcare, government and media keep you so busy you don’t have time to learn the truth, even if not doing so guarantees the next generation to a life of slavery.
911 changed everything, isn’t that what they said? Well for me, it really did change everything, but why not for the rest of my family? They’re the ones with the fancy educations…you’d think they’d be able to figure it out before I could. Unless they are hampered by their educations.
They’re like the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse, my family…my dad’s a doctor, my mom’s a psychologist, my sister’s a journalist, and my brother’s a government lawyer. Me, I’m an underachiever, proud of it. My point is they’ve been too indoctrinated to be able to think critically anymore, and if they get too close to real reality, their cognitive dissonance kicks in and then there’s no reaching them. Dad didn’t like my noticing the similarity between the words “doctorate” and “indoctrinate”, but that’s the subject of another rant.
Their cups are full and now they’re experts in their fields. They rely on other experts to explain other fields about which they have no knowledge, and they rely on the experts in the government to explain things like International Terrorism. They are perfect citizens, behaving exactly as they have been trained, following their programming and believing what they are told. They support fascist policies and racist wars and consider themselves peace loving liberals. What a psycho world we live in.
What is the official story of 911 anyway? Can anyone answer that?
I guess Wikipedia is about as close to a government source as any:
The September 11 attacks (often referred to as September 11, September 11th or 911[nb 1], in combination with the attacks’ side effects on that day) were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and thousands of those working in the buildings. Both towers collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. A third airliner was crashed into the Pentagon. Hijackers had redirected the fourth plane toward Washington, D.C., targeting either the Capitol Building or the White House, but crashed it in a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to retake control of the airliner.
There were no survivors from any of the flights. Nearly 3,000 victims and the 19 hijackers died in the attacks. Among the 2,753 victims who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center were 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority, and 8 private emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Another 184 people were killed in the attack on the Pentagon. The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 70 countries.
Suspicion quickly fell on al-Qaeda. Its leader Osama bin Laden initially denied involvement, but in 2004 he finally claimed responsibility for the attacks. Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of US troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives for the attacks. The United States responded to the attacks by launching the War on Terror, invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, who had harbored al-Qaeda members, and by enacting the USA PATRIOT Act. It was not until May 2011 that bin Laden was found and killed. Many other countries also strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers. Some American stock exchanges stayed closed for the rest of the week following the attack and posted enormous losses on reopening, especially in the airline and insurance industries. The destruction of billions of dollars’ worth of office space caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan.
The damage to the Pentagon was cleared and repaired within a year, and the Pentagon Memorial was built adjacent to the building. The rebuilding of the World Trade Center site began in 2002 and remains ongoing. Ground was broken for the Flight 93 National Memorial on November 8, 2009, and the first phase of construction is expected to be ready for the 10th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2011.
So that’s our end point, or at least the end point that gives the government, in their sick minds, the justification to kick the world’s ass and take their natural resources.
We are preyed upon by the people we “select” to lead us. We are the most lied-to people in the history of the world, our leaders are criminally insane with almost unlimited budgets and are working, sometimes in tandem, sometimes in competition to undermine our ability to live even the simplest of lives.
Above is Wikipedia’s version of 911, it might as well be a fairy tale for all the truth that link contains. I’m about to show you a different version, one that offends many within the Truth Movement, and all within the “Official Story” (OS) faithful, but one that answers more questions than any other explanation.
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted. ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. ~Winston Churchill
The Lifting of the Veil
Apocalypse is a Greek word for the “lifting of the veil,” a metaphor for revealing the truth. There are a several resources I find invaluable in reaching a September 11 apocalypse. One is “:Collateral Damage”, another is Leslie Raphael’s outstanding companion piece to the Naudet 911 film, “Jules Naudet’s First Plane Shot Was Staged”. These two eye-opening articles, when combined tell a completely different story than what most people have heard, if they can hear anything above the din of the Official Story and the infighting of the Truth Movement.
Raphael’s piece is a tome actually and I can heartily recommend it to anyone serious about discovering the truth of 911. Mr. Raphael recommends reading his piece as a study guide to the film, so spring for a few bucks to buy the Naudet movie, you’ll be glad you did. I do not agree with all he contends and I’m certain he would not agree with much of my position, but Raphael’s work makes a strong case that the Naudets were in place to stage the shot of the first impact, which makes them accessories to mass murder.
Excerpts from “Jules Naudet’s First Plane Shot Was Staged”, by Leslie Raphael:
Congratulations ! You are reading the one 911 website with a hope in hell of getting us somewhere : one with some actual hard documentary (literally) evidence behind it —and one that names names. You won’t find the Illuminati in this one ; you won’t find the claim that no planes ever hit the Trade Center, because I don’t believe that ; you won’t find your time wasted with “proofs” of demolitions carried out by folk who are never identified, even by speculation.
Step 1 : anyone interested in 911, no matter what your views on who did it, should already have a DVD copy of the film “9/11,” directed by Jules and Gédéon Naudet and James Hanlon. If you think you’re an expert on 9/11, but you don’t have that film, you’re not.
He exposes corrupt members of the FDNY, OEM, Mayor Guliani’s office, the NYPD and more, and exposes the film itself as a propaganda piece that was part and parcel to the whole operation and a centerpiece to the ensuing propaganda barrage that was so essential to its long term success.
He proves the first strike shot from Naudet was staged, yet misses the point that if Naudet was in place and ready to take video of the first strike, then he was in place to take video of the towers prior to impact too, making it an easy thing to use layering techniques and the clear, blue sky as a huge “green screen” to edit in, or edit out anything he wished. His “live” shot was a composite of the “before” sequence and the “live” sequence. Disagreements aside, it is still an excellent resource for understanding the September 11th attacks.
The next is “Collateral Damage: U.S. Covert Operations and the Terrorist Attacks on September 11”, 2001 by EP Heidner. This is like an encyclopedia of evil. I’ll let the author do the talking:
“This report contends that not only were the buildings targets, but that specific offices within each building were the designated targets. These offices unknowingly held information which if exposed, subsequently would expose a national security secret of unimaginable magnitude. Protecting that secret was the motivation for the September 11th attacks. This report is about that national security secret: its origins and impact. The intent of the report is to provide a context for understanding the events of September 11th rather than to define exactly what happened that day. Initially, it is difficult to see a pattern to the destruction of September 11th other than the total destruction of the World Trade Center, a segment of the Pentagon, four commercial aircraft and the loss of 2,993 lives. However, if the perceived objective of the attack is re-defined from its commonly suggested ‘symbolic’ designation as either ‘a terrorist attack’ or a ‘new Pearl Harbor,’ and one begins by looking at it as purely a crime with specific objectives (as opposed to a political action), there is a compelling logic to the pattern of destruction. This article provides research into the early claims by Dick Eastman, Tom Flocco, V.K. Durham and Karl Schwarz that the September 11th attacks were meant as a cover-up for financial crimes being investigated by the Office of Naval Intelligence(ONI), whose offices in the Pentagon were destroyed on September 11th.
After six years of research, this report presents corroborating evidence which supports their claims, and proposes a new rationale for the September 11th attacks. In doing so, many of the anomalies – or inconvenient facts surrounding this event – take on a meaning that is consistent with the claims of Eastman et al. The hypothesis of this report is: the attacks of September 11th were intended to cover-up the clearing of $240 billion dollars in securities covertly created in September 1991 to fund a covert economic war against the Soviet Union, during which ‘unknown’ western investors bought up much of the Soviet industry, with a focus on oil and gas. The attacks of September 11th also served to derail multiple Federal investigations away from crimes associated with the 1991 covert operation. In doing so, the attacks were justified under the cardinal rule of intelligence: “protect your resources” and consistent with a modus operandi of sacrificing lives for a greater cause. The case for detailed targeting of the attacks begins with analysis of the attack on the Pentagon. After one concludes that the targeting of the ONI office in the Pentagon was not random – and that information is presented later. – one then must ask: is it possible that the planes that hit the World Trade Center, and the bombs reported by various witnesses to have been set off inside the buildings 1, 6 and 7 and the basement of the Towers, were deliberately located to support the execution of a crime of mind-boggling proportions? In considering that question, a pattern emerges. For the crimes alleged by Eastman, Flocco, Durham and Schwarz to be successful, the vault in the basement of the World Trade Center, and its contents – less than a billion in gold, but hundreds of billions of dollars of government securities – had to be destroyed. A critical mass of brokers from the major government security brokerages in the Twin Towers had to be eliminated to create chaos in the government securities market. A situation needed to be created wherein $240 billion dollars of covert securities could be electronically “cleared” without anyone asking questions- which happened when the Federal Reserve declared an emergency and invoked its“ emergency powers.” that very afternoon.
The ongoing Federal investigations into the crimes funded by those securities needed to be ended or disrupted by destroying evidence in Buildings 6, 7 and 1.
Finally, one has to understand and demonstrate the inconceivable: that $240 billion in covert, and possibly illegal government funding could have been and were created in September of 1991. Filling in the last piece of the puzzle requires understanding 50 years of history of key financial organizations in the United States, understanding how U.S. Intelligence became a key source of their off-balance sheet accounts, and why this was sanctioned by every President since Truman.
With that, a pattern of motivation is defined which allows government leaders and intelligence operatives to ‘rationalize’ a decision to cause the death 3,000 citizens.”
Due to the nature of the story, and the accompanying secrecy, details and “mainstream” source material are understandably hard to find, giving mainstream media reason to discount the story. None the less, the revelations produced by Heidner expose a motive that makes much more sense than the B-movie script version we are all familiar with. When 911 is investigated as a crime, and not an act of terrorism, what can we surmise by examining what was accomplished? The main goals appear to have been intended to at least:
- Destroy evidence of institutional lawlessness in government, finance, military and business.
- Silence investigations into the above.
- Demolish the white elephants known as the Twin Towers.
- Provide pretext for world war and hegemony in the guise of the Global War on Terrorism.
- Allow the continuation of a culture of plunder and corruption.
That’s quite a list, even for psychos, but it doesn’t take long to imagine how they pulled it off once you shake off a few preconceived notions.
“Successful” people are more often than not, rat bastards who became successful by being more ruthless than the next guy. Survival of the fittest, however worthy in the natural world only works in the civilized world when everyone knows the rules. Most of us don’t realize we’re the targets in an epic class war, or that our class is losing. “Live and let live” is what we’re told, while they’re picking our pockets.
Probably the most dangerous misconception and most important myth to dispel first is the myth of the independent media. This myth has been carefully nurtured to the point where to Americans, the name Walter Cronkite is synonymous with journalism, with the man having the same stature as Mother Theresa, or Bono if you’re younger than 60. But nothing could be further than the truth. Media have been the tools of war since the beginning, and this is war by deception.
noun ˌprä-pə-ˈgan-də, ˌprō-
capitalized : a congregation of the Roman curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions
: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person
: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause; also : a public action having such an effect
— pro•pa•gan•dist -dist noun or adjective
— pro•pa•gan•dis•tic -ˌgan-ˈdis-tik adjective
— pro•pa•gan•dis•ti•cal•ly -ti-k(ə-)lē adverb
A brief history:
The Bible and other religious texts are prime examples of ancient totalitarian propaganda benefiting an easily identifiable selection of dominant members of society. It’s no news to anyone with a pulse that religion in general is a very powerful propaganda tool effective for:
“: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person”
The use of propaganda has been an integral part of human history and can be traced back to ancient Greece for its philosophical and theoretical origins. Used effectively by Alexander the Great, the Roman Empire, and the early Christians, propaganda became an integral part of the religious conflicts of the Reformation. The invention of the printing press was quickly adopted by Martin Luther in his fight against the Catholic Church and provided the ideal medium for the widespread use of propagandistic materials. Each new medium of communication was quickly adopted for use by propagandists, especially during the American and French revolutions and later by Napoleon. By the end of the 19th century, improvements in the size and speed of the mass media had greatly increased the sophistication and effectiveness of propaganda.
“The use of propaganda as a means of controlling information flow, managing public opinion, or manipulating behavior is as old as recorded history. The concept of persuasion is an integral part of human nature, and the use of specific techniques to bring about large-scale shifts in ideas can be traced back to the ancient world. Many artifacts from prehistory and from earliest civilizations provide us with evidence that attempts were being made to use the equivalent of modern-day propaganda techniques to communicate the purported majesty and supernatural powers of rulers and priests. In a largely preliterate age, dazzling costumes, insignia, and monuments were deliberately created symbols designed to evoke a specific image of superiority and power that these early propagandists wished to convey to their audience.
The history of propaganda is based on three interweaving elements: first, the increasing need, with the growth of civilization and the rise of nationstates, to win what has been called “the battle for people’s minds”; second, the increasing sophistication of the means of communication available to deliver propagandistic messages; and third, the increasing understanding of the psychology of propaganda and the commensurate application of such behavioral findings. Throughout history, these three elements have been combined in various ways to enhance and encourage the use of propaganda as a means of altering attitudes and for the creation of new ideas or perspectives. Only in comparatively modern times, however, have scholars and scientists begun to understand and assess the role of such mass propaganda techniques as an aspect of the social process.
The history of propaganda does not develop as a clear linear progression, but certain significant historical benchmarks are worth examining as illustrations of how propaganda has been used at different times. In each case, those wishing to control or manage others (the propagandists) have made maximum and intelligent use of the forms of communication (the media) available to them while also accurately gauging the psychological susceptibility of their audiences so that their messages could be tailored to ensure the best possible reception. The successful propagandist is able to discern the basic beliefs, needs, or fears of the audience and to play upon those.”
What you consider to be entertainment and news (if indeed you can distinguish the two today), can only be described as wartime propaganda. Don’t make the mistake of thinking your government is there to protect you; history has proven they are there to harness your labor and direct it wherever it suits “national interest”, a euphemism for “corporate interest”. They won’t tell you this is their intent; you might object, so they lie to you with propaganda. Their actions speak louder than their words; for to the owner class you are beasts of burden, or did you miss the significance of your role in the workforce being referred to as “human capital”?
Most American psychos in training don’t learn history, or if they do, it is the sanitized version provided by State reeducation centers. We’re taught to think of Nazis and Hitler as the worst evils to have visited our little world and everyone loves to remember the lock the Nazis had on wartime propaganda; Goebbels is a favored demon to drag out of the dungeon to make us shudder like children who swear they just saw the bogie man.
Everyone knows the Germans were evil and they used propaganda to further their evil cause. But few Americans know the Germans were using propaganda techniques perfected by our own “independent media” here at home:
“Hitler learned to admire American propaganda through a young American expatriate who described to him, in glowing detail, how Americans enjoyed the atmosphere at football games.
This American expatriate, with the memorable name of Ernst “Putzi” Hanfstängl, told the Führer how Americans could be whipped up into a frenzy through blaring music, group cheers, and chants against the enemy.”
No one beats American propaganda, precisely because you think its news and entertainment. You are filled with fairy tails of Woodward, Bernstein, and Walter Cronkite, when the reality is even the great Cronkite was a CIA asset under the umbrella of Operation Mockingbird:
Walter Cronkite’s death has caused an outpouring of grief and glowing remembrances from people who did not know the real Cronkite and who are ignorant of their own history. Cronkite, called “the most trusted man in America” during his tenure as CBS Evening News anchor, was quite untrustworthy when it came to uncovering the truth about the biggest news story of the 20th century–the assassination of President Kennedy. Yeah, I’ve seen the video of his “choked-up” reporting of JFK’s death on Nov. 22, 1963, but what I remember most is his 1967 CBS documentary which supported and praised the Warren Commission’s work. The Warren Report (authored by the CIA’s own Allen Dulles) has since been exposed as a 26-volume pack of lies, but Walter went to his grave defending it. This indefensible lapse in journalistic integrity and fortitude was no accident. Walter was either ordered, or strongy “encouraged,” to mislead Americans by his boss, William Paley.”
Every now and then, whether by design or by accident, we get a glimpse of the truth, and when guys like these talk, I listen:
In the second half of the 20th century, the burgeoning American media was co-opted by something called Operation Mockingbird, the CIA’s subversion of the free press in America. Frank Wisner, who ran the project in the 1940s and 1950s for the Agency, once famously said that the American media was like his own “…personal Wurlitzer; I can play any tune I want on it and America will follow along.”
In the 1970s, CIA director William Colby admitted, “The CIA owns assets at every major media outlet in America, TV networks, newspapers, publishing houses, and magazines.”
In a 1977 Rolling Stone article, Carl Bernstein estimated that there were hundreds, perhaps thousands, of CIA-friendly assets at all the major TV networks, newspapers and periodicals in America.
We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.
— William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)
1981 was what, about 35-odd years into the Black Eagle Trust? Casey, as the head of the CIA certainly knew about it, and at his first staff meeting, he made it clear the agency’s intent was to be sure: “everything the American public believes is false.” As a sane person, I can’t think of any reason why our government would want us to believe falsehoods, much less everything. Well, any good reason, that is. But thinking like a psycho, I could probably come up with many good reasons.
Why would the Central Intelligence Agency create a program of disinformation to ensure “everything the American public believes is false?” Because they’re bat-shit crazy, that’s why.
And how did they do with that effort anyway? What if Casey was literally not lying, and what if they succeeded? What if everything you believe really is false? Nuclear bombs? The Holocaust? The moon landings? Surely not everything.
Unfortunately you can’t be sure unless you do the work yourselves, and the CIA fellas know you’d rather be watching TV. But just in case you aren’t so easily swayed, here’s a third tool you can use to help unravel 911 by using it to help identify propaganda and propagandist methods:
How many schmaltzy detective stories have you sat through where the detective has to “get inside the head” of the criminal, and think like him to beat him? To solve this caper, you’ll need to think like psychos, real ones, flush with money and endless time.
Let’s say you are a real psycho…not just pretend like the rest of us.
You feel nothing. You could skin a puppy alive and feel no remorse, and probably have, and probably enjoyed it. You have unlimited financial resources and you and your buddies control most of the world’s media, which means you control most of the world’s information, which means you control most of the world’s minds.
How diabolically delicious, no?
Now lets imagine you’re a sane person; wouldn’t you want to know whether the CIA succeeded in making you believe false information? How can any sane person trust these bastards? The answer is, sane people cannot trust them…and yet you do, and then you give them a blank check, no accountability, and a license to kill. And then you believe their stories about al Qaeda, and because you saw it on TV, you believe aluminum wings can slice structural steel columns, and then you call ME crazy.
I thought time healed all ills, but this thing won’t heal until we open it up and air it out, and we can’t do that until you stop believing impossible things.
Aluminum wings cannot cut structural steel columns like a hot knife through butter. Say it three times. I don’t care if you are a doctor, or a journalist, or a psychologist, or a lawyer. Aluminum wings cannot cut structural steel columns like a hot knife through butter. I don’t care how many people go public on the CIA’s media, or how many fake Truth Movement Organizations are created to say otherwise (insert_name for 911 Truth); aluminum wings cannot cut structural steel columns like a hot knife through butter.
Jets do not disappear into steel buildings like that in the real world; that sort of thing only happens in the movies. What you saw was a movie version of the War of the Worlds radio broadcast. It’s that simple. Crazy? Not nearly as crazy as you are to believe it was real. Did you believe “Independence Day” was real? Would you believe it if was presented as if it was true, broadcast all over the mainstream media? I bet you would, and that’s just plain psycho.
It’s much easier to believe the CIA-controlled media-military-congressional-industrial complex were successful in their endeavor to ensure “EVERYTHING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC BELIEVES IS FALSE” than it is to believe in impossibilities. What the TV showed you was impossible. I know how hard it must be to believe, what with all those “experts” out there claiming it IS possible, but no; jets can’t do that. It doesn’t matter how many real or fake pilots claim otherwise, jets can’t do that.
How they were able to broadcast it on “live” TV is beside the point, the claim that “someone would talk” is not true, and also beside the point, as is the claim that there were eye witnesses. The point is jets can’t do that, period. Anyone who claims they can is lying or a fool, and for that we can all be thankful, because it makes identifying the propagandists that much easier.
Take the planes out of the picture, and the answers start falling into place. Answers to questions like those about the missing “wheels off” data, flights not scheduled, errant flight paths and impossible maneuvers for commercial jets; answers to questions like those about alleged hijackers using false identities, reports about hijackers being reported still alive, and questions about the ability of the hijackers to fly the jets at all.
Take the planes out of the picture, and the propagandists are exposed, and that includes about 90 percent of the truth movement. They are the ones who will scream the loudest to not “waste time” investigating anything BUT planes, and complain that if you do investigate that hypothesis, you’ll cheapen the whole “Truth Movement”. God, we can only hope.
I guess we’re not supposed to notice the last ten years wasted while we twiddled our thumbs and let the Truth Movement lead us around in circles; just as we aren’t supposed to notice Obama still hasn’t closed GITMO, and has managed to make Bush, The Much Lesser look like a rank amateur. The next thing you know the Truth Movement will receive a Nobel Peace Prize, and Alex Jones will be lauded as Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. Yeah, that’d be par for the psycho’s course. The purpose of the Truth Movement has been to lead you away from the fact that jets can’t do what the government, media and so-called “academia” claim they can.
Everything else is just white noise; the mini-nukes, the energy weapons, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the “remote control technology”, the physics, The National Institute of Science and Technology, the flight schools, Israeli involvement, all designed to sow confusion and discord. My favorite is the “Israel did 911” crowd. They were able to keep me at bay for several years for fear I was turning into an “anti-Semite”, whatever that is. I now see that claim as being deliberately planted by the Truth Movement for the intent of undermining the whole Movement through guilt by association.
However involved the Mossad was in 911, Israeli involvement should be considered another layer in the gangster’s mind-fuck they’re playing on you, or did you forget that religion is the original and ultimate propaganda tool? Israel’s very existence has nothing to do with “Judaism”, and everything to do with psychotic Imperialism and every-day, run-of-the-mill Western Colonialism. I suspect this is the real reason Americans give Israel a free ride, because they’re doing to the indigenous population of their colony, exactly what Americans have been doing our indigenous population for the last 600 years. That and the fact that they’re a bunch of xenophobic psychopaths, just like us.
If you have been paying attention, you should be able to recognize propaganda and propagandist methods. You should not need physics to recognize a cheap video illusion, especially in this day of digital 3-D movies. Since we already know planes can’t cut steel columns like a hot knife through butter, we can eliminate as genuine everyone who insists they can: Government, Media and most of the Truth Movement. Whew, that thins it down, doesn’t it?
But even now I can sense your resistance.
I see your eyes getting that look I’m so accustomed to…the “oh boy, this guy’s gone over the edge” look. In the beginning I would get very defensive and angry when you would look at me that way; and frustrated. I’m still frustrated, but now I’m also morbidly fascinated and kind of entertained by watching you; entertained in the way we are entertained by the scene of a traffic accident.
I watched you as you became a parody of characters from “Fahrenheit 451”, “1984” and “Brave New World”, as you shook-off common sense and allowed yourselves to be hypnotized by cheap charlatans wearing thousand dollar suits. Like shamans they slipped you magic mushroom tea, and then dazzled you with light-bending and mind-rending explanations of today’s reality. They created simplistic themes which required intricate and circuitous paths to prove, paths which are too intricate, circuitous and time-consuming for any one person to comprehend fully.
But it isn’t complicated, really.
The psychos are in charge, always have been and always will be until you take advantage of the lessons of 911, when they pulled back the curtain and allowed you to see the little man behind it pulling levers and speaking into the microphone. It’s up to you to realize OZ is an illusion. You’ve received a nasty bump on the head, and the rest of us are pining at your bedside waiting for you to wake up.
“All this was inspired by the principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation….”
– Adolf Hitler
The planes are their Achilles’ heel; 911’s videos will go down as the most ridiculous display of the Big Lie in the history of Big Lies, and if they’d lie about THIS, what won’t they lie about?
Speaking for me, September 11 was just the beginning of the Apocalypse; a renaissance of awareness, and I’m happy to say I’m pretty average in all things, height, weight, intellect and male pattern baldness, so if I can figure it out, anyone can and I’m betting thousands more are each week.
Mainstream media, government and academia are colluding in an incredibly evil and colossal lie; but they have failed. They will usher in a New World Order all right, but I’m betting it’ll be nothing like what they expected.
Enough; if I haven’t given you good reason by now to turn off the TV and Radio, and use your newspapers to wrap your fish; and instead listen to your own hearts and minds, I hope you find your own reasons for doing so, because when you do, you’ll likely stop being afraid of bogie men, you’ll stop being as angry and anxious, and you’ll lose any doubt you’ve been “had” since the day you were born.
I promised you something that pisses-off the propagandists in the Truth Movement, and drives the “True Believers” like my family either apoplectic, or into an embarrassed silence; but it fills all the gaps left by all the “approved” hypotheses. You’ve been patient, so here’s the payoff.
The Big Lie
It’s tough to consider the business decisions where they toss about billions of dollars like chump change, so try to think pragmatically for a moment. When the Rockefellers and the Port Authority built the WTC, were they building a monument they wanted to stand the tests of time? Clearly by their construction methods, that doesn’t seem to be the case. They used aluminum and steel which combined with the salt air, caused a classic case of galvanic corrosion which was predictable and predicted, but was still used none the less. I’ll paste this article in its entirety; it’s worth reading:
Some WTC History You Might Not Know
from a video-talk on the Dawson-Perry Report
at the Portland Central Library, 7/12/05,
I lived in New York in the 1960’s, when the World Trade Center and the twin towers were going up. The 60’s was an era of intense urban destruction and frantic build-up in New York. Some of the areas targeted for “development” looked like they had been bombed, while other outlying areas, redlined by the banks, decayed into abandoned free-fire zones. The downtown mega-development known as the World Trade Center was the brainchild of the Rockefellers. I remember photos in The New York Times of Nelson and David glowing over architect’s models of those obscene towers.
You never see the name “Rockefeller” in any of the official post-911 WTC histories. The golden name has been disassociated from the dark imagery of 911. (Also, what is a conspiracy theory without a Rockefeller in it?)
The Rockefeller clout teamed up with the powerful New York and New Jersey Port Authorities, and this urban-removal juggernaut destroyed 75 blocks of historic lower Manhattan.
Farewell, Radio Row.
This targeted area included a neighborhood I loved called Radio Row. The district began in the 1920’s and grew into an experimenter’s dream world of many blocks where exotic surplus electronics, the fall-out of defense technology, spilled out into the street. The electronics storekeepers organized. God knows how many other downtown communities organized. They got little coverage in The Times. All resistance was crushed.
Did the Rockefellers sign off on the 911 demolition? I don’t know. One slender Rockefeller connection (through NBC and 911) is Paul Bremmer, the protege of Henry Kissenger, who, in turn, was the protege of the Rockefellers. Interviewed on NBC that momentous morning Bremmer was so on-message with the official propaganda line that I have speculated (in my NBC Spins 911) that the bin Laden memo all the media was reading from that day may have originated at Bremmer’s own desk.
WTC already doomed.
That grandiose Titanic called the World Trade Center, which had been planned to last for at least a century, soon revealed itself to be an engineering stupidity and technological embarrassment. The facade, made of cast aluminum, had been directly connected to the steel superstructure. This caused a battery-like electric flow between the two metals resulting in what’s known as galvanic corrosion. This problem had been text-book predictable in the marine-air environment of lower Manhattan, hence the embarrassment.
The formidable-looking facade, weakening day by day, was in danger of peeling off and falling into the street. Another built-in irreversible problem was that the WTC buildings were full of asbestos. They may have been “sick buildings” in other environmental ways. The twin towers were white elephants waiting for replacement. The entire WTC complex, including Building 7, had become, prematurely expendable. Consider, though, that the WTC had paid for itself and profited the investors and profited various landlords, public and private, over and over during its life. Also consider the pressure of insatiable New York developers to raze anything in sight on any pretext and to build anew the latest gleaming office structures for the corporations and luxury condos for the new booming yuppie class.
WTC demolition planned in ’80’s
A demolition was actually planned out in detail for the twin towers in the 1980’s. The planners engaged architects, developed estimates for a complete take-down and rebuild, and the architects drafted conceptual drawings.
The demolition of such gigantic steel structures, with their thick concrete floors, if lawfully performed in conformance with New York City codes, would have been an immensely arduous and expensive task and was estimated back then at $5.6 billion. (This included the slow and laborious task of cutting, with oxy-acetylene torches, the giant hardened steel members of the high-rise structures. In those days you could not so easily melt steel, as for example with kerosene, the official physics for this process having not been in place until a few weeks after September 11, 2001).
I watched such a New York demolition proceed on an old steel and concrete high-rise from my midtown office window at Third Avenue and 51st in the late 1960’s. Using cutting torches, workers laboriously severed the old steel members into manageable sections one-by-one. Then they drilled holes into the thick concrete floors and placed small dynamite charges within. A huge ponderous steel net was laid down over the floor area to be blasted.
When the shrill warning whistle blew, I knew to swivel my chair toward the window. Then, bang, and the heavy steel net jumped. The net contained all the shattered concrete debris within. Workers hosed down the area with water to suppress the dust. Then the workers had to gather up the concrete chunks and cart them to funnels that conducted the debris down into dump trucks below. This went on for months, floor by floor.
The same slow, expensive, labor-intensive procedures would have been required had the twin towers been lawfully deconstructed.
In 1989 the architects assigned to the WTC demolition were told that the entire project had been cancelled and that their office, located in the WTC, was to be closed. One source states that someone told the architects that, “In 10 to 12 years they are going to blow it up and start over.”
Okay, so the WTC was already paid for several times over; and they were ready to be demolished in 1989 but the demolition was postponed for a dozen years. What else happened in 1989?
“In 1989 President George H. W. Bush began the multi-billion dollar Project Hammer program using an investment strategy to bring about the economic destruction of the Soviet Union including the theft of the Soviet treasury, the destabilization of the ruble, funding a KGB coup against Gorbachev in August 1991 and the seizure of major energy and munitions industries in the Soviet Union. Those resources would subsequently be turned over to international bankers and corporations. On November 1, 2001, the second operative in the Bush regime, President George W. Bush, issued Executive Order 13233 on the basis of “national security” and concealed the records of past presidents, especially his father’s spurious activities during 1990 and 1991. Consequently, those records are no longer accessible to the public.  The Russian coup plot was discussed in June 1991 when Yeltsin visited with Bush in conjunction with his visit to the United States. On that same visit, Yeltsin met discreetly with Gerald Corrigan, the chairman of the New York Federal Reserve. ”
It seems to me that 911 was planned in 1989, or thereabouts, with the plan set in motion with the purchase of the $240 billion in Brady Bonds in 1991.
All that talk about “building power-downs” weeks before 911 is more distraction; they had 10 years to wire the buildings for explosives. “But the twin towers were “cities within the city”, with 50,000 people in them at any given day”, comes the inevitable argument, and “someone would have seen them”, and “someone would have talked”.
No, they weren’t cities, they were real estate liabilities which sat atop a bunch of retail shops and the subway entrance; the mall area traffic combined with all the subway traffic could easily give the concourse the appearance of a bustling metropolis.
Beginning in the late 80’s when demolition was already decided upon, the building owners would have needed to begin clearing out the tenants. However for New York City to have two of its most famous landmarks devoid of tenants is one thing, but having it also appear to the public to be devoid of tenants is entirely another matter. Can you imagine the towers going dark as tenants left and shut off their lights? Even if no one was left in the buildings, they would still need to be lighted as if they WERE occupied; this is New York for crissakes.
Waitaminit…it IS New York for crissakes; mob-run since its inception, just like every big and little city in the country. Mob contractors built the towers, hell; there is even evidence of crimes unearthed in the rubble of the foundation; here is a link to the New York Police Museum’s display of guns which were found encased in the concrete of the WTC. The claim is that they belonged to officers who were killed on 911, and their guns are evidence that the concrete was heated to 3000 degrees, and turned molten before re-solidifying.
Melted Concrete? Why would they say that? I have never been to the New York Police Museum, so I don’t know if they checked the side arms’ serial numbers or models and compared them to those used at the time the concrete in which they were found was being poured, but I get-it though, I mean if you can have lightweight aluminum wings slicing hardened structural steel without even slowing down, why not introduce 3000-degree concrete into the storyline to explain the encased guns? That’s not crazy, nope; its totally believable…that is unless you consider they may have belonged to dirty cops who used them in a crime and then dumped them in the freshly poured concrete way back in 1969. BAH! Hogwash! The concrete “melted” they say, and since they have the bigger megaphone, it goes into the official records. Ta da!
Correction; these weapons were from an evidence room in WTC6, but the claim still stands that the concrete melted.
When even the NYPD claims impossible things, we know we’re not in Kansas anymore; by their own absurd claims, they expose the depth of the corruption.
Like the taboo “no planes”, we are told the NYPD were “heroes” and innocent victims of 911, and I believe many honest and innocent cops may indeed have died on 911, but I also believe their upper level superiors were in on it, because they’re family men first, cops second. When they are presented as hero-victims, who would dare accuse them of fraud and complicity? The same goes for the FDNY, which Raphael exposed as corrupt as well.
Regardless what you hear from and read by the spin-doctors in the mainstream media, the WTC was soaked in corruption since it was just a gleam in the eyes of the Rockefeller brothers. They had the clout to claim as their own a large chunk of the biggest city in the world; claim it for the Port Authority, who are just the mob with uniforms, like the police, and the fire departments. Ultimately it was the people of New York and the USA who got stuck holding the bag, not to mention Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.
So what about all those tenants; 50,000 of who were pretty much always there? Let’s take a walk down memory lane.
I once thought the Rockefellers had owned the WTC and sold it to the Port Authority; I thought this even though years ago, I knew better. But in my own defense, I wasn’t the only one.
From the book published in 1999 “Twin Towers : The Life of New York City’s World Trade Center”,
I noticed something very curious as I began my research. As I talked about my project with family, friends, colleagues, and students, I came to realize that very few had much knowledge about the Towers. Most knew that it was a pair of very tall office buildings, but that was about it. They did not know who built it or why. Eager to quantify this insight, I devised a short informal questionnaire: (1) Have you ever heard of the World Trade Center in New York City? (2) Would you recognize it if you saw a picture of it? (3) Have you ever visited it? (4) Do you know who is the owner-builder-landlord of the complex? I gave this questionnaire to hundreds of students at Rutgers University, most of them New Jersey residents quite familiar with New York City. Nearly all of them had heard of the World Trade Center, and said that they would recognize a picture. About half had visited the place, but only very few (a tiny percentage) could identify the owner-builder-landlord. Most people did not have a clue and were unwilling to venture a guess. Those who did guess were usually wrong. Some said it was the Rockefeller family; others said it was the city of New York; still others thought it was a group of Japanese investors.
The correct answer, of course, is the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Quite puzzled at the ignorance, I discussed my findings with the media-relations people at the agency. They told me that they had commissioned a similar, albeit formal and scientific study that had come up with the same basic conclusions. It wasn’t just Rutgers undergraduates who were in the dark. Most people in the region, both young and old from both states, had no idea that the owner-builder-landlord was the Port Authority.
This demonstrates how little is actually known about the WTC.
They were a mystery, these buildings, and they remain so even in their absence, with people today assuming exactly the same things the locals would assume as they would walk through them or past them when the towers were still standing like gigantic tombstones blocking the Manhattan sun. It’s been ten years, yet today we are still standing in their shadows while killing in their names.
Why was the WTC built? The locals apparently didn’t want it, and big business didn’t need it. The City of New York and local residents and businesses fought and protested against its construction, and not just small timers, but major real estate moguls were up in arms against such a huge amount of new real estate to be flooding the city. 10 million square feet was a lot of space to add to a city that already had plenty of office space. The concern was that the impact to the real estate market would severely impact the economy by lowering local commercial value, and casting a chilling effect on new development.
“The plan was exciting and it did stimulate interest among potential tenants, but it also stimulated opposition; the Port Authority was unprepared for its ferocity. For the first time in its history, the agency was opposed by powerful members of the business community. These challengers were not the displaced store owners from the site, but major citywide real estate operators. They called upon the Port Authority to scale down its plans. They said that the proposed World Trade Center would be four times as large as necessary and would undermine the entire market for Manhattan office space.”
“Harold Uris spoke for the whole committee when he declared, ”They say they’re going to rent four million square feet to export-import firms. That’s twice the space in the Pan Am Building. I just don’t believe they can do it. And when they find they can’t, they’re going to dump the space on the open market at reduced rents. With their tax advantages and the low rates they pay for money, they could rent for far less than I can and still break even. I’m not afraid of losing the tenants I have now. I’m afraid there won’t be any tenants for the buildings I put up five years from now.”
So why was it built?
Perhaps we can get a clue from the Executive Director of the Port Authority at the time, Austin Tobin:
“…Tobin was fond of quoting Daniel H. Burnham, the Chicago architect who built New York’s first great skyscraper, the Flatiron Building, in 1902. “Make no small plans,” said Tobin, quoting Burnham. “For they have no power to stir the blood.”
For further insight, here is an exchange between the Architect, Minoru Yamasaki, and the Port Authority’s manager for their new line organization, the World Trade Office, Guy F. Tozzoli:
Finally, Yamasaki revealed his ideas about two towers surrounded by a plaza and the other buildings. Yamasaki unveiled a drawing.
“It’s great. It’s a beautiful plan! Does it meet my program?” asked Tozzoli.
“No, it doesn’t. It’s two million feet short,” said Yamasaki.
“Why is that?”
“You can’t build buildings taller than eighty floors.”
“Why is that?”
“They just don’t do it”
“Yama, President Kennedy is going to put a man on the moon. I want you to build me the tallest buildings in the world.”
These were big boys showing off their big toys. I wonder if they knew no one was going to be going to the moon any time soon. It is an appropriate analogy to the World Trade Center though.
The project was mostly driven by the egos of David Rockefeller and those within the Port Authority. What kind of person is David Rockefeller, heir to the Standard Oil Empire? A wise man once said “nice guys finish last”, but in the world of business, psychos finish first. But if the Rockefellers were a known quantity; what about the Port Authority?
The Port Authority was founded in the 1920s in an unusual burst of cooperation between two age-old rivals, the states of New York and New Jersey. From colonial days, there had been boundary disputes between the two states. At one point, things got so bitter that state policemen actually exchanged shots in the middle of the Hudson River. Early mapmakers chose the Hudson River as an easy-to-find boundary line, but that decision did not settle things. The two states kept arguing because each wanted to push the line to the other’s shore. Finally, in 1834 they did the commonsense thing: they signed a treaty drawing the line down the middle of the river.
On April 30, 1921, the Port of New York Authority was officially established. It was the first interstate agency ever created under a clause in the U.S. Constitution that permits compacts between the states, with congressional approval. The Port Authority’s area of jurisdiction was called “The Port District,” a seventeen-county bistate region within a twenty-five-mile radius of the Statue of Liberty. The compact between the two states gave the new agency sweeping potential power: “The port authority shall constitute a body, both corporate and politic, with full power and authority to purchase, construct, lease and/or operate any terminal or transportation facility within said district.
“To understand the World Trade Center, we first have to understand the Port Authority, the organization which built it. It is a complex story of money and politics, law and engineering, public service and personal pride. To build a monument requires a powerful builder. The scale of the World Trade Center was so massive that no other entity public or private could have built it. Constructing the Twin Towers involved packaging a unique blend of political, financial, and human resources that only the Port Authority could muster.
The Port Authority got started in the 1920s as a sleepy bridge-and-tunnel outfit, and it evolved over the following fifty years to become a master builder. Unrestrained by civil service salary caps, the agency was able to recruit and retain the very best talent. It had real estate specialists to assemble large parcels of land, top lawyers to draw up airtight contracts, engineers who were master builders, and (most important) accountants to make sure the bondholders were always paid on time. From this pool of talent, leaders were developed and brought up through the ranks. During this period through the Great Depression, World War II, and other crises the Port Authority acquired vast wealth and virtually unchecked power in its own domain. In the process, the Port Authority made both friends who helped to push its projects forward and enemies who put up fierce resistance.
The Port Authority, as it grew, cultivated an institutional “personality” much as people do. It developed an institutional way of doing things that encouraged people to get results rather than just “operate by the rules.” Of course, the organization like other bureaucracies valued hard work, loyalty, and a sense of duty. In short, the Port Authority developed the personality of a New Yorker not of old Dutch New York or even of moneyed WASP New York, but of immigrant New York with hustle and ambition. The agency was led by people who were hard driving and fast talking.
This was a new kind of authority, a mega-authority, if you will, which would never go out of business as long as it could keep coming up with new projects.
Reading those paragraphs is like reading a description of organized crime.
They are a quasi-autonomous government group of engineers, industrialists, master builders and lawyers with vast wealth and almost unlimited power over their local domain…what society does that remind me of? Don’t say it; shouldn’t have to.
The Port Authority was run like a military organization with deeper pockets:
If we accept the notion that institutions have personalities, then we might say that the
Port Authority at its best is a paramilitary engineering agency that thrives on adversity. The agency was full of seasoned military veterans who loved to build things and fix them if they were only given a chance to do so. Now they had that chance.
“Paramilitary engineering agency”? Interesting choice of words.
When Tobin arrives, he is driven through the whole building right to the nearest door. Advance notice comes in, and the elevator operators put on white gloves. Tobin gets out of the car and squares his shoulders. His posture is terrific. He is whisked to the executive, offices on the fifteenth floor. It is practically like the admiral of the fleet has arrived.
The agency unabashedly took a masculine outlook on the world. It favored the functional over the decorative, the vernacular over the genteel. Its public works projects were created unselfconsciously, with thought only to whether they would work, not on how they would look. Its bridges and tunnels were all business; they put form after function. The agency developed ladders of promotion that, while taking seniority into account, mainly rewarded initiative. It favored male recruits with backgrounds in engineering or law. Though it was never made explicit, a tour of duty in the military especially in the U.S. Navy helped to place a newcomer on the fast track to promotion. Engineers especially found the Port Authority to be a place that was a manly environment rewarding the brave and the courageous. At the same time, they found it to be intellectually stimulating and engaging. The best way to be promoted was to get appointed to a challenging project with an element of risk and to make a success of it. Not just an engineering success, but a financial success as well. As the Port Authority enjoyed success after success, it became a proud organization. Pride ultimately fueled the ambition to build the world’s tallest building
It was in 1956 that a young U.S. Navy lieutenant from the civil engineering corps left the service and came to work for the Port Authority
Though Monti was supposed to begin a two-year tour in the navy, the Port Authority got the navy to postpone the service
Monti spent a year in the Port Authority junior executive training program serving in each major department for a short rotation.
They don’t have the ability to tax, but they control one of the largest ports in the world. All of their projects are required to pay for themselves. They put themselves into a “passive” mode, where they are open to private ideas which can also pay for themselves, whether or not the public wants them. They do this through eminent domain, which is a psycho’s term for “we’re taking your house.”
This is the environment that nurtured the construction of the WTC. The Port Authority can secure unlimited credit, seize land, and build structures designed to make them money. That’s some-kind of power; and power corrupts but more importantly, the corrupt seek power; it is a self-perpetuating cycle. You and I just want to be left alone; but evidently our leaders have different priorities.
Austin Tobin’s power grew as he mastered the art of mobilizing the financial community, contractors, labor unions, insurance firms, and the press to serve his agency
In this atmosphere, where is the incentive to cede power?
David Rockefeller’s motives cannot be understood when viewed with sane eyes. A billionaire does not worry about a roof over his head, or wonders how he’ll pay for educating his children; or needs to choose whether to buy groceries or to pay the health insurance bill. Speaking for me, I cannot imagine not having to worry about such things, nor can I imagine what I’d do with my time if I did have that much money. We know billionaires don’t like to “share”; regardless what tiny fraction of their incomes they donate to charities. Those paltry percentages, when advertised on their media, transform them from blood-sucking vampires into big-hearted philanthropists, but to me they’ll always be psychos.
There were many personalities involved with the WTC, and to research them all would take an army of investigators, therefore I am merely brushing the surface, but between the Port Authority and the Rockefellers we’ve covered most of the faces. So finally, let’s look at the Architect, Minoru Yamasaki. His is a curious story which, like 911, and can be traced back to WWII and earlier, and provides another Japanese connection to our story. Life’s funny that way.
A few interesting facts about the Minoru Yamasaki:
Minoru Yamasaki will forever be remembered alongside America’s most profound architectural disaster. Whatever he was before 2001—which was dead, maligned, and mainly sliding away into obscurity—he is forever after the designer of the most ambitious modern structure ever to end up as a gaping hole
Long before 2001, Yamasaki had already been implicated in the greatest disaster in the history of modern architecture. His Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis was razed to the ground in 1972, just seventeen years after its completion
The first building was imploded on July 15, 1972.
The following year the site was fenced off and then torn down, the remaining inhabitants relocated to other (comparable, if less infamous) projects. The Pruitt-Igoe site today at 34 vacant acres remains one of the largest development sites in St. Louis
We might expect to find reason for these professional failures in the misfortune of Yamasaki’s private life. Not surprisingly, the architect’s personal history was punctuated by its own string of disasters. He faced the harsh reality of being a nisei during World War II (relocated to the East Coast, Yamasaki escaped internment) and barely escaped death from a bleeding ulcer (just before completion of the Records Center and Pruitt-Igoe). He left his wife and three children, remarried, married again (a Japanese mail-order bride), and then finally remarried his first wife. Somewhere in between was a period of dismal health involving four operations in five months which left Yamasaki addicted to synthetic morphine.
A Japanese American from Seattle was able to escape internment in the American version of the German concentration camps while thousands of other Japanese Americans were rounded up and put in cages; Yamasaki “escaped” and later became addicted to drugs. I’d take the drugs over the cage too, but something’s not right about that story.
Six years after the war, he was creating buildings and excuses for the military:
A building commissioned in 1951 by the Department of Defense was built without a sprinkler system, and then burned in a spectacular fire. That building, the U.S. Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, housed 38 million individual service records and 4,000 employees. When it was completed in 1956, the six-story concrete and aluminum behemoth was one of the twenty largest buildings in the world.
Less than twenty years later, in July 1973, a fire tore through the building, burning out of control for more than two days. It was the weekend of the official end of the draft, and the news was all bombs and impeachment. Over the previous two years, the Records Center had reported a dozen small fires, all started intentionally. This one, set shortly after midnight on July 12, appeared to be another case of arson. No one died in the blaze, set when only 50 employees were on duty, but sixteen to eighteen million military personnel files, many of them irreplaceable, were lost. Today, the Personnel Records Center informs those seeking information that, as a result of the fire, it cannot provide access to 80 percent of army files on personnel discharged between 1912 and 1960, as well as 75 percent of air force personnel discharged between 1947 and 1964. Information about hundreds of thousands of veterans vanished from the face of the earth. The building survived
So…the WTC wasn’t the first structure of his that was involved in a massive destruction of official records, nor the first to be demolished with explosives. Coincidence? The author labels Yamsaki’s actions as “unwitting”, but I’m not so sure.
If Yamasaki sometimes seemed a divining rod for the unlucky collision of history and architecture, it is because he unwittingly channeled weighty corporate and political forces through his choice of projects—the uneventful as much as the disastrous. For instance, Yamasaki’s authorship of two Saudi Arabian airports and one Saudi Monetary Agency Head Office is long forgotten. In the mid-1970s, the Saudis waited three whole years for Yamasaki to wrap up work in lower Manhattan so that he could come and attend to their architectural needs. While the prestigious commission for the central bank and new airports might have gone to any number of architects, the Saudi government insisted on Yamasaki’s team. The Dhahran airport terminal he had built for them way back in 1961 was, as the architect told it, “one of the few foreign-designed buildings that the Saudis felt reflected their history and culture.” The US and Saudi Arabia, two countries which we’ve recently come to misconstrue as polar opposites, both saw their values embodied in Yamasaki’s work—so much for a clash of civilizations
Yamasaki was the go-to guy to build modern castles for today’s royalty, not because he was good, but because he was compliant and discreet.
Yamasaki’s designs, a sort of corporate gothic, articulated the will of the institutions that commissioned them. It was an honor to have IBM, Consolidated Gas, the Defense Department, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as his clients, even if they wanted their buildings with no fire sprinklers, or in a no man’s land, or too tall. “Since they were the client,” he said of the Records Building in St. Louis, “we went along with their option.” Yamasaki’s firm was selected for the design of the World Trade Center precisely because he could be counted on to be agreeable, to accommodate the developer’s demands
In the case of the WTC the developers demanded a completely innovative building which I suspect was more innovative than most people knew. These weren’t your average developers. The Port Authority are laws unto themselves, and had a way around any obstacle, legal or not so much:
Part of the excitement of a big project like the World Trade Center was the sure knowledge by everyone that its construction would be a stimulus to the economy of the region. Based on the original cost estimate of $350 million, the Port Authority was expected to spend some $200 million in wages to labor. It was known that the job would require up to eight thousand men working at the site during peak periods of building. Material requirements for the project called for 200,000 tons of structural steel. Some 1.25 million man-hours of work would be needed to excavate 1.2 million cubic yards of earth and boulders, not to mention about 45,000 yards of bedrock prior to laying the foundations. The World Trade Center would require six million square feet of masonry walls and five million square feet of painted surfaces. Also needed would be 1,520 miles of wire, 400 miles of conduit, and 200,000 lighting fixtures. Toward the end of the project, ceiling workers would install seven million square feet of acoustical tile. Similarly, floor installers would lay seven million square feet of floors.
The process went smoothly until the “steel pipeline” was interrupted by a tugboat strike. Some of the critical pieces were huge. For example, the floor elements came in sections that were sixty feet long and twenty feet wide. Without tugboats there was no apparent way to get such elements across the river. Before long, work on the Twin Towers ground down to a halt. Ray Monti was annoyed with the strikers, frustrated with the lack of progress, and angry at the world. In any large job that involves working with other people, frictions are inevitable. The relationship between Monti, the former U.S. Navy man, and his boss, Malcolm Levy, the old “get-it-done” merchant mariner, was a stormy one even when things were going well. And now, with the tugboat strike in its sixth week, things were not going well.
Ray Monti put the phone down in disgust. The steel was of such size that there was no legal route that anyone knew of over the bridges. Truckers simply could not get through with those widths. The only way was by barge. Monti was stuck, but his whole Port Authority training had taught him that every problem has a solution. A few minutes later, he knew what to do. He picked up the phone and called the manager of the Sikorsky division of United Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut.
They were so desperate to get the steel into the construction site, they even tried using a skycrane but still couldn’t get the big 20×60 foot floor panels to the construction site, and in fact they dropped one:
the seven-ton floor panel, dropped by the helicopter, which still lies at the bottom of the Kill van Kull between the Bayonne shoreline and the foot of Clove Road to this very day. Port Authority police say that it presents no obstruction to navigation.
At one point, they got a break:
Over the next few days several more attempts were made, but the Port Authority was never successful at flying the steel. The newspapers reported the failed attempts. On Tuesday morning Monti received a call from an obscure trucking company which offered to truck the steel. Monti told the trucker on the phone that the biggest trucking companies in the region had all declared the task impossible. They simply could not find a suitable route.
The trucker said, “Look, my friend. You want to try me out? You pay me so much a load. Don’t ask any questions about what I do or where I go. I’ll deliver the steel, okay?
At a moment like this, a knowledge of textbook management procedures was worthless. What was needed was street smarts coupled with iron nerves. Monti said, “You’ve got it on a trial.
The trucker was paid in a lump sum for each load. Monti never asked what he did, but steel did start to arrive at the site. In my subsequent research I learned that the trucker had transported the panels by convoy from Carteret to the Goethals Bridge, across Staten Island and over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, north along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, across Manhattan Bridge and through a maze of lower Manhattan streets. This, of course, was done at night and with the “cooperation” of all involved police departments. Ten panels were brought over each night in five trucks, enough to keep the construction schedule on target.
Gangsters with uniforms.
So dear reader, are you up to speed on what we’re looking at here? We have world class criminals with no fear of being caught because they have the police in their back pockets and the brother of their client was the governor of NY State. How much were the tax payers of New York and New Jersey stuck with to repair the roads undoubtedly damaged by the illegal hauling of the steel through side streets, all with a wink and a nod from the police?
We have a culture of corruption going back as far as you care to look. The government, the intelligence services, the Port Authority and the NYPD are simply criminal gangs hiding behind excuses like national security, law enforcement and the protection of the people. Today there is an even greater “us against them” attitude by the police, with lethal force misnamed “less-lethal”, as if you’re less-dead when you’ve been tased to death.
Even the WTC architect appears to have been an asset of the government whose works include one complex destroyed by demolition, and one destroyed by fire, taking the official records of much of the Army and Air Force with it.
It is no wonder why people want to believe the “official” story, because if you don’t believe it, you’re left with the awful realization that we live in a society where the only people who are following the law, are those of us who have the least reason to do so. The government as we know it is out of control and there’s no amount of whitewash that can hide that fact. We have no government. We have no law enforcement. They are exposed as part of the criminal class which is out to get theirs before “it” becomes too obvious to ignore; and unfortunately the loyal media in which we place so much trust, are exposed as their mouthpieces. It’s positively crazy-making.
I think my family can see it too, but I think they learned what happens when one acknowledges “it” by watching what happened to me…the depression, the “treatment”, the anger and the solitude; and they want none of that. So, like the rest of the country who still have jobs, they turn back to their old ways, buy a new car or house, get a new hairdo, get that new big-screen TV, watch sports-serials-news and hope they aren’t around when the chickens come home to roost.
Like the elderly woman who lives up the street who is hoping the roof of her crumbling house doesn’t leak before she dies; or perhaps she’s hoping it will fall and put her and her house out of her misery at the same time; I can’t blame her…I might do the same if I was in her shoes. Should I eat or fix the roof? Should I pay for medication or fix the roof? Will I die before I need to fix the roof?
My family are smart people…they can see what’s going on, I’m sure of it. They are protecting their families and their own psyches by remaining blind to it. Its self-preservation…I get that and I don’t blame them. I just can’t play that game anymore…hoping to get-out before something has to be done about “it”.
This “it” isn’t like the old lady’s roof though…this “it” will still be crumbling about the heads of the grandchildren of our grandchildren if we don’t do the hard work now. 911 ripped the roof off for all to see…please look up!
I think most people are like my family and friends who just want to live a few moments of their own lives without having to face a reality too terrible to see. We are alone, surrounded by glassy eyed zombies texting their unimportant lives away in a desperate effort to not-see the reality of 911 and the stark conclusion that if we don’t clean it up no one will.
(To Be Continued)