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The NIST Report = A Dry-Labbed Explanation In A Box. FOIA requests to see the computer simulation 'proof' encased in the official box are met with refusals because a proper look might 'jeopardise public safety'.
NIST Denies Access To WTC Data
http://911blogger.com/news/2010-07-12/nist-denies-access-wtc-collapse-data


"This explanation in a box leaves much to be desired for those of us who prefer to live in reality,
instead of in a fictional world."


"In a famous book by Antoine de Saint Exupery, a little prince from another planet asks the narrator to draw a sheep. After several unsatisfactory attempts, the narrator simply draws a box and tells the little prince that the sheep is in the box. The little prince then exclaims -- "That is exactly the way I wanted it!" [1]

"Just so, the Bush Administration asked its scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for an explanation as to what happened at the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11. In response to this request, NIST drew up a series of fanciful stories over a period of years, each story differing from the previous one. Finally, after seven long years, NIST published its last story for WTC 7 by simply saying, in effect: "The explanation is in our computer." [2]

"As expected, however, this explanation in a box leaves much to be desired for those of us who prefer to live in reality, instead of in a fictional world.

"On the other hand, we are learning something from NIST with this new report, and that is that when government scientists begin working for a political agenda above all else, there is no limit to the extent of deception that they will engage in. We also know that those who have produced the NIST WTC reports must now assume personal responsibility for the ongoing 9/11 Wars, and the millions of deaths that will result from those wars. "

"NIST begins with a few little white lies, and never looks back" - Kevin Ryan.

from: The NIST WTC 7 Report: Bush Science reaches its peak by K. Ryan. Full article continued at:
http://911review.com/articles/ryan/NIST_WTC7.html

NIST: We have the results and only we have the results
On computer simulations, virtual proof, logical fallacies, BBC contributions and blatant lies (YouTube)
(If you've watched nothing else on WTC 7, watch this)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQdJuQLNFCk&feature=player_embedded

A Commentator notes at 911blogger:
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Great work, Kevin. So, as we now all know, NIST deliberately rigged its own "investigation" into WTC 7, publishing a dry-labbed report employing all the deceptive, fraudulent methods common to bad "science".... funded by the US taxpayers.

NIST is a federal agency within the US Department of Commerce. They have been in existence for 110 years and have played a part in the development of all manner of advanced technologies. But in the case of WTC7, they have been caught red-handed, in dishing out lies and deceptions to their paymasters (the taxpayers) and the rest of the world, regarding elementary physics which (not to take away from David Chandler's great work) any educated middle school physics student could have deduced, given the evidence.

So, can one put any credence that the errors and *garbage* contained within the NIST report, and Dr. Sunder's stonewalling and flustered responses when asked questions relating to elementary physics and visual evidence, was all accidental? Dr. Shyam Sunder has an impressive looking c.v. See here: http://www.nist.gov/el/ssunder.cfm ... it would be highly unlikely that *incompetence* was the leading factor here. (!)

The implications/questions are searingly obvious: To whom were NIST answering? Who had such a special relationship with NIST that would result in the deliberate trashing of a federal inquiry? Who were NIST protecting, either by political persuasion, direct orders or as a result of threats?

Why the protracted need by a US federal agency to protect al Qaeda members? Or other radical Muslims? Or Saudi Arabians?....
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The finer details of the NIST Report (computer simulations) are sealed inside a box, placed beyond the bounds of public scrutiny because they might 'jeopardise public safety' (sic). It turns out the source material for the 911 Commission Report is also unavailable for scrutiny - all FOIA requests to view the quoted documents were turned down, as John Judge relates in this C-Span clip linked below.

Who Wrote the 911 Commission Report?
John Judge of Citizens Watch on C-Span - informative
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X32pU-D8ws4

The Perfect Man For The Job?
Graeme MacQueen, Peter Dale Scott on 911 Commission director Zelikow, author of war hawks' wish list Catastrophic Terrorism: Imagining the Transformative Event (1998)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuoQZkBFj9A

The world community is asked to take the US Commissioners' results on faith. Is the opposite of a Truther a Faither?


For 'Bible' read 'Official Narrative' or 'Sacred Myth'


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9/11 Skeptopathy: Pathological scepticism in support of the falsified official story
- Michael Fullerton, Foreign Policy Journal

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/07/18/911-skeptopathy-pathological-skepticism-in-support-of-the-falsified-official-story/



"The official story of 9/11 is a shaky house of cards.
The official story of WTC 7 is the load-bearing card.
When you pull out this card, the whole official story of 9/11 comes crashing down. "


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A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. Saul Bellow 1976
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"Explosive Evidence: Experts speak out" - a four-minute trailer for a new documentary due for release soon. No conspiracies offered, only verifiable evidence discussed by named, credentialed individuals.
Fifty experts in their fields are interviewed: call it a citizens' peer-review of a war-triggering official narrative.
http://911blogger.com/news/2011-07-29/finally-trailer-here-preview-new-ae911truth-documentary-911-explosive-evidence-experts-speak-out#comments
and at A & E's site (currently reporting 10 679 guests online)
http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/544-eso-trailer.html
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Just in time for the 10th anniversary - a new edition of the 911 Commission Report is published - with a new afterword written by director Philip Zelikow. Will it mention the Commission's content is informed by the tortured 'confessions' of Khalid S Mohammed, waterboarded 183 times?

911 Commission Report: The Even Less Truthful Edition
http://911blogger.com/news/2011-07-28/911-commission-report-even-less-truthful-edition#new

911 Commission Report: An Elaborate Fiction
http://911review.com/coverup/commission.html

The executive director and head of research for the [911 Commission Report aka] Kean Commission, Philip Zelikow, was a close associate of Condoleezza Rice (they co-authored a book) and was a Bush 2000 transition team member who participated in meetings on the terrorist threat. He returned to Rice as a top aide at the State Department. The Family Steering Committee tracking the hearings called for his resignation due to grave conflict of interest in March 2004; this unfortunately went unreported in the media and was completely ignored by the Commission.

"The plain, sad reality--I report this following four full days studying the work--is that The 9/11 Commission Report, despite the vast quantity of labour behind it, is a cheat and a fraud. It stands as a series of evasive maneuvres that infantilize the audience, transform candour into iniquity, and conceal realities that demand immediate inspection and confrontation... ".
- Bejamin DeMott,
Harper's Magazine:
Whitewash as Public Service: How The 9/11 Commission Report defrauds the nation.


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British intelligence reported in February 2002 that the Israeli Mossad ran the Arab hijacker cells that were later blamed by the U.S. government's 9/11 Commission for carrying out the aerial attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) has received details of the British intelligence report which was suppressed by the government of then-Prime Minister Tony Blair.

A Mossad unit consisting of six Egyptian- and Yemeni-born Jews infiltrated "Al Qaeda" cells in Hamburg (the Atta-Mamoun Darkanzali cell), south Florida, and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates in the months before 9/11. The Mossad not only infiltrated cells but began to run them and give them specific orders that would eventually culminate in their being on board four regularly-scheduled flights originating in Boston, Washington Dulles, and Newark, New Jersey on 9/11.

The Mossad infiltration team comprised six Israelis, comprising two cells of three agents, who all received special training at a Mossad base in the Negev Desert in their future control and handling of the "Al Qaeda" cells. One Mossad cell traveled to Amsterdam where they submitted to the operational control of the Mossad's Europe Station, which operates from the El Al complex at Schiphol International Airport. The three-man Mossad unit then traveled to Hamburg where it made contact with Mohammed Atta, who believed they were sent by Osama Bin Laden. In fact, they were sent by Ephraim Halevy, the chief of Mossad.

Read more -
http://www.opinion-maker.org/2011/01/british-intelligence-reports/
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The Guardian invites readers to share their recollections of the moment they started to realise the extent of corporate media stenography during the last decade's wars (not).
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/26/9-11-anniversary-september-11


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"Where are the raised eyebrows and dismissive tones we have come to expect from the corporate media?" Canadian TV reporter fails to call Dr Graeme MacQueen a 'moron'.

Good short interview with MacQueen on the upcoming Toronto Hearings:
Click this link to watch the FULL CTV News interview
http://watch.ctv.ca/news/clip518347#clip518347

http://911blogger.com/news/2011-08-28/importance-toronto-hearings#new

Setting the stage for historic hearings in Toronto - Mike Bondi (P.Eng.)
http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/552-toronto-hearings.html
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Tonight - BBC Two - Guy Smith and Mike Rudin back to Conspiracy Files
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0148yz5

NIST itself admitted that temperatures sufficient to melt iron were unattainable from normal carbon fires. So where do the microspheres of elemental iron [created only under extreme temperature] come from? [** see Note below]

The RJ Lee report provided additional evidence that temperatures significantly exceeded those that could have been produced by fire.
Here's another comment:



Previously molten iron microspheres found in the dust

Substantial quantities of previously molten iron spheres, up to 150 times the background level of iron in dust from other buildings in the area, were found and documented by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and The RJ Lee Group (RJ Lee).

RJ Lee found the microspheres in amounts up to 6% inside the skyscraper across the street from WTC 2. Other scientists estimate a total of 10-100 tons of microspheres altogether throughout Lower Manhattan.

These spheres were so plentiful that RJ Lee used them as a “signature component” of the WTC Dust and the EPA discussed their use as signature markers. RJ Lee notes that the microspheres were “created during the event,” that is, they were not created by welding operations during the cleanup of Ground Zero.

The previously molten state of these microspheres indicates that they were created by temperatures hot enough to melt iron. Office fires and jet fuel fires, which do not produce such high temperatures, could not possibly have produced them.


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"A crime, not an act of war"

Lady Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former head of MI5, now says the 9/11 attacks were "a crime, not an act of war".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/sep/02/mi5-war-on-terror-criticism

This is what the truth research community has said for the last decade: the 911 events should have been investigated as a crime and subjected to scrupulous forensics. Instead the event was mythologised and politicised as "an act of war" and cordoned off from criminal, forensic enquiry.

The Oklahoma City bombing, World Trade Centre bombing of 1993 and Lockerbie were all treated as crimes, not acts of war.

American Society of Criminology: Crime or Act of War? The Media, 911 and Iraq:
http://critcrim.org/critpapers/911_iraq.htm

Ordinary citizens, experts in their various fields, have conducted a citizens' forensic enquiry over the last decade. Some of this will be represented at next week's Toronto Hearings at Ryerson University.
http://torontohearings.org/

Will the media report the Toronto Hearings? So far, not a word.
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"We only need to look the packaging of the event and its gargantuan aims to discover the guilty. Terror, as John le Carré reminds us, is theatre".
http://www.opednews.com/articles/9-11-was-a-national-job-by-Philip-Kraske-110831-436.html

Parsing the semantics of the word "Collapse"
How Indeed Were the Towers Completely Pulverised? - C. Thurston
http://911review.com/articles/thurston/semantics.html


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Alexander Cockburn's Latest Hit Piece

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From Scott Noble, documentary maker (Lifting The Veil):"P.S. I look forward to Monday's column, where Cockburn will cherry-pick the most inane emails he gets in response to his hit piece and present them as representative of the movement as a whole. " http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7322

Alexander Cockburn: 911 Conspiracists - Counterpunch
http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/02/the-911-conspiracists-vindicated-after-all-these-years/

Into the Ring with CounterPunch - How Alexander Cockburn Blanks Out, by Professor Michael Keefer, University of Guelph

http://911review.com/articles/keefer/counterpunch.html


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With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 upon us, the battle for public perceptions has intensified and there is a heightened campaign to undermine the scientific basis of the truth movement

Excerpt from The Pentagon Attack on 9/11:
By Frank Legge (B.Sc., Ph.D., Chemistry) and David Chandler (B.S. Physics, M.S.,Mathematics)
September 2011

THE LEGAL AND POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS of 9/11 have turned scientific research in this area into a high stakes competition for the minds of the public.

Pertinent information has been kept secret, the corporate media has systematically kept "damaging" information (such as video images of World Trade Center Building 7) out of public view, 9/11 research has been marginalized, and the official investigations have failed to answer, or in many cases even address, the most troubling questions.

One development that appears to be a tactic in the ongoing cover-up is the high profile promotion of transparently false theories, "straw men," the only purpose of which appears to be to allow the 9/11 Truth Movement to be ridiculed... [contd]

From Scholars for Truth & Justice
http://stj911.org/legge/Legge_Chandler_NOC_Refutation.html

Classic example: The Guardian's Washington Correspondent Chris McGreal uses anti-semitic and Tom Clancy-type strawmen arguments to bolster the official narrative and ridicule critique.
Does The Guardian Editor approve this hit-piece journalism? Will The Guardian offer both sides of the story, by highlighting The Toronto Hearings taking place at Ryerson University this week?
www.torontohearings.org

See: The Guardian does its bit for the official narrative

http://www.medialens.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3228

and

The BBC poised to bolster official story on 10th anniversary

http://www.medialens.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3219


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9 September - Canada.com: The Toronto Hearings
http://www.canada.com/Toronto+Hearings+examine+state+crime/5372909/story.html

Canadian National Post: The Truthers are Out There: The Toronto Hearings
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/09/09/the-truthers-are-out-there-toronto-hearings-on-the-events-of-september-11/
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TV France 3 : The man who won't be at the 911 Memorial this weekend:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOaJZr83RJg
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Corbett Show video transcript with relevant links
http://www.corbettreport.com/911-a-conspiracy-theory/
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911 Revisited: Defenders of the faith

Specious argument? “Discussing 9/11 is a distraction from more important issues”. For this full discussion, see: http://orwellwasright.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/911-revisited-08-defenders-of-the-faith/

Well the 9/11 10th anniversary has come and gone, and it’s fair to say that the mainstream media has been true to form, churning out a slew of documentaries and articles which use tried and trusted tactics of distraction and distortion, misrepresentation of the facts and crude personal attacks while ignoring any problematic evidence which contradicts the official story.[...]

Here’s a brief overview of some of the tactics and fallacies employed by those who defend the official story.

“Discussing 9/11 is a distraction from more important issues

The response to this is that the crime of 9/11 involves both war (the “war on terror” could not have been launched without the attacks on 9/11) and massive financial fraud [...]
[my note: diversion of US taxpayers money into war chest to boost war machine, etc].

Beyond that, there is the assumption that those who have investigated 9/11 do not consider any other issues. Far from being the case, a great many of those who are aware of the falsity of the official story are active and vocal political activists in a variety of fields, not least the anti-war movement (although it should be noted that the anti-war movement as an institution has been woefully reticent to discuss the issue of false flag terrorism).

Understanding false flag terrorism ... is essential to understanding how wars begin, and from this comes a deeper understanding of the modus operandi of those in power.

Sadly, those who use the line that investigating 9/11 is a “distraction from more important issues” while defending the very narrative put out by the government to justify the current wars seem incapable of grasping that it is they who distract people away – consciously or otherwise – from truly understanding the manner in which pretexts for war are fabricated and staged.

Neither Chomsky or any of the other Left commentators often cited in this regard have offered either a substantive rebuttal of the evidence which contradicts the official account, or a detailed defense of the official story.

Their a priori acceptance of the official story of 9/11 and off-hand dismissals of any questioning of this narrative is often adopted by their supporters, despite the absence of rational analysis of the evidence and critical thinking in their position.


"What was your crime?" "Unsound mind.”

And, somewhat ironically, those who cite Chomsky in their defense of the official story fail to point out that Chomsky himself has recently said that there is no evidence that al Qaeda carried out 9/11 – in an interview with PressTV he said, “The explicit and declared motive of the [Afghanistan] war was to compel the Taliban to turn over to the United States, the people who they accused of having been involved in World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist acts. The Taliban…they requested evidence…and the Bush administration refused to provide any … We later discovered one of the reasons why they did not bring evidence: they did not have any.

Also: - Dismissing evidence which runs contrary to the official account with weak counter-arguments ... Repetitive use of ad hominem

"Of course, this is one of the most popular tactics used by virtually every pundit in the mainstream media, from Fox News and the BBC to the Guardian and the New York Times. From “tin foil hat wearing loons” to “nut jobs” and “crazy cranks”, the refrains are well-worn, but never so worn that they aren’t mimicked by defenders of the official story “discussing” the issues on blogs, forums and social networks.

"Perhaps as common as basic name-calling is the readiness to label anyone who questions the official story “insane” and ascribe their motives for doing so as a matter of mental health. [...] who would respond rationally to the ramblings of a crazy person?

"It is an old tactic, one used by dictators and tyrants, for example Khrushchev, who proudly proclaimed, “there are no political prisoners [in the USSR], only persons of unsound mind.”

"Frequently, this labeling is accompanied by a broad and unfounded guilt by association. For instance, when I challenged someone on their readiness to use the “nut job” label, the response was: ” I am completely justified in describing most conspiracy theorists as nut jobs, since the most vocal of them also support other wacky beliefs like anti vaccination propaganda, homeopathy, Jewish dominionism, reptile overlords… [and] laser beams fired from space.

[...] The myth of the official story has the weight of the mainstream media behind it and, coupled with the threat of ridicule which is directed towards those who challenge the myth, it’s easy to see why many people repeat it with such vehemence and employ such fallacies to reject any countervailing evidence. Perhaps they should heed the words of Gerald Massey, who once said:

They must find it difficult…
Those who have taken authority as the truth,
Rather than truth as the authority
.”

Full article at http://orwellwasright.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/911-revisited-08-defenders-of-the-faith/


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It's interesting that mainstream press - Daily Mail, Sun, etc - are showcasing Christian Simensen's new "Aluminium-Water Explosion" theory. This theory conveniently covers the embarrassing, glaring gaps left by the US Dept of Commerce NIST report - viz. molten aluminium, explosions and catastrophic failure. It was only a matter of time before these gaps became too obvious - so this new 'theory' arrives in the nick of time.
-A New Theory Has Emerged Claiming To Give Real Reason Towers Collapsed
http://911blogger.com/news/2011-09-21/new-theory-has-emerged-claiming-give-real-reason-twin-towers-collapsed


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Michael Moore and Bill Maher: - Nice TV clip on freedom of speech, censorship and hate speech. Jane 'There is No Empire' Harman is the widow of the late Chairman of Newsweek Sydney Harman (died this year).

http://911blogger.com/news/2011-09-24/michael-moore-and-bill-maher-defend-tony-bennett-s-911-comments
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"Demolition Access to the World Trade Center Towers" with Kevin Ryan. WTC tenants, both companies and employees; security and design firms and their board members involved in redesigning and implementing the new security system after the 1993 basement bombing; companies and individuals involved in the clean-up of ground zero. Who had the means, access, motivation and who profited. (Encore presentation.)

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/73551
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9/11: The Ultimate Triumph of the Strategy of Tension (II)
Wayne MADSEN (USA) | 10.09.2011 | 00:00


Part I

After years of employing the fascistic “strategy of tension” in Western Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, the neo-conservatives who dominated the Bush administration on the eve of September 11, 2001, were confident that the ultimate act of destroying the World Trade Center in New York and bombing the Pentagon, in addition to destroying a yet unknown target by United flight 93 – shot down by U.S. Air Force fighter-interceptors over Pennsylvania – would bring about the sea change foreseen by the neo-conservatives.

What the neo-conservative cabal, through their propaganda outlets like Fox News and The Washington Post, brought forth after their long-awaited “New Pearl Harbor,” was their reference to America’s “new normal,” the de facto imposition of a crypto-fascist dictatorship that overturned the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law, and onset of the “clash of civilizations,” the final showdown between Islam and Judeo-Christianity. The geo-social-political “Armageddon” hoped for by such neo-fascist philosophers as Professors Samuel Huntington and Bernard Lewis would be a final battle that would see the downfall of Islamic governments and regimes from Morocco to Indonesia and the triumph of “western civilization.” In fact, “western civilization” is code for the twin pillars of capitalist-backed militarism and Zionism.

The “strategy of tension” employed by NATO stay-behind networks in Europe from the 1960s to the present day is defined by Swiss professor of contemporary history Daniele Glaser as the method by which “world powers divide, manipulate, and control public opinion using fear, propaganda, disinformation, psychological warfare, agents provocateurs, and false flag terrorist actions” to achieve their ultimate goals. The September 11, 2001, false flag attacks in New York and Virginia succeeded in laying the groundwork for a concerted disinformation, psychological warfare, and propaganda campaign that, ten years following 9/11, are being cited by the corporate media as having” changed the world.” Even the date, 9/11, was chosen as a psychological warfare tool, 911 being the emergency phone number used by Americans to call for assistance from law enforcement and other emergency responders.

George Orwell’s “tele-screen,” the means by which Big Brother largely maintained control over public opinion by hyping non-existent threats to public safety, became real in the minutes following the 9/11 attacks when the corporate new channels, all seemingly pre-programmed for the terror event, began instilling fear in the minds of Americans and people around the world. In the months after 9/11, anyone who questioned the official version of events was painted as a disloyal “conspiracy theorist.” However, there were thousands of more facts presented by those who contradicted the official version of 9/11 than any dubious explanations presented in the official 9/11 Commission report and other government documents, including those from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The corporate news channels, led by Fox News, concocted unbelievable threats following 9/11, including exploding bombs being placed inside cows, terrorist frogmen coming ashore on America’s beaches, Al Qaeda attacking shopping malls in the United States, and Arab terrorists infiltrating Latin American human smuggling routes from Mexico. All of the fear stories were rank nonsense and not based on any facts.

After the anthrax postal system attacks on Congress and the media, which ensured the quick passage by Congress of the unconstitutional USA-PARIOT Act, the failed attempt by a shoe bomber to bring down a plane flying from Paris to Miami, and a later attempt by a Nigerian flying from Amsterdam to Detroit to set off explosive material in his underpants, the public was conditioned to accept anything as a potential threat to security and safety. Nothing was mentioned about Israel’s role in the anthrax attacks and the two failed airplane bombings. The only individuals arrested on 9/11 for suspicion that they were involved in the 9/11 attacks were five employees of Weehawken, New Jersey-based Urban Moving Systems. FBI agents who visited the firm’s warehouse in Weehawken not only found bomb-making materials but traces of anthrax. The owner of the firm, Dominick Suter, was later discovered in a joint CIA-FBI counter-intelligence database to be a Mossad agent. Some of the Israeli “movers” arrested were also found to be in the database.

The five Israeli “movers” were witnessed celebrating and videotaping the aerial attacks on the World Trade Center, minutes after the first plane struck, from their vantage point at Liberty State Park, across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. It was an Israeli aviation security company, ICTS International, replete with ex-Mossad and ex-Shin Bet officers in its management, that handled airport security at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport and Amsterdam’s Schipol International Airport, where Richard Reid, the “shoe bomber” and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “underwear bomber,” attempted their amateurish bombing attempts on American Airlines flight 63 and Northwest Airlines flight 253, respectively. ICTS also shared security responsibilities at Boston’s Logan Airport on September 11, 2001, the airport where American Airlines flight 11 was allegedly hijacked by Mohammed Atta and flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

In pushing the neo-conservative notion of the “clash of civilizations,” there was no mention made by the Israeli-influenced corporate media about the numerous connections of Israel to the 9/11 attacks. Nineteen Arab hijackers, 16 of whom hailed from Saudi Arabia, was the official story and there would be no deviation from the official line. Even statements by Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak on American television that 9/11 was beneficial to Israel were ignored by the media. Those who were brave enough to point out Israeli connections to 9/11 were intimidated by the old canard that they were “anti-Semitic.”

Some corporate news stations that reported on suspicious Israeli intelligence activities in the months prior to 9/11 saw their stories “tombstoned” on the Internet. A four-part series on the Israeli activity aired by Fox News quickly disappeared from its website. Similar stories, such as the following, also quickly evaporated into the ether:

“10/02/2001 - Fifteen People Arrested in March in Dallas, Suspected of Casing Federal Buildings. 11 News reported how people claiming to be ‘Israeli art students’ might be trying to sneak into federal buildings and defense sites, and even doing surveillance. In Dallas, the so-called students hit early this year at the city’s FBI building, the Drug Enforcement Administration and at the Earle Cabell Federal building, where guards found one student wandering the halls with a floor plan of the building.”

Osama bin Laden, the accused mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was a character directly out of Hollywood central casting. Bin Laden initially denied he had anything to do with the attacks. In an interview carried by the September 28, 2001 edition of the Pakistani newspaper Ummat Karachi Bin Laden stated, "I have already said that I am not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act." Even FBI director Robert Mueller stated, the “FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”

Few media outlets reported on Bin Laden’s longstanding ties to the U.S. intelligence community, links that were maintained after the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. According to classified documents from French intelligence, Al Qaeda and Bin Laden had still been under the operational control of U.S. and British “security services” until 1995, fully two years after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. As of 1996, the U.S. State Department continued to refuse to list Al Qaeda as a terrorist organization. Bin Laden’s past ties to the CIA may have sealed his fate. Just as with others who worked for the CIA and were then discarded like garbage, including Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar Qaddafi, Osama Bin Laden may have been used as a convenient decoy by the actual perpetrators of 9/11, those who wanted to blame Arabs and Muslims as part of their grand schemes” the Project for the New American Century that hoped for a “new Pearl Harbor,” those who wanted a “clash of civilizations” between Judeo-Christianity and Islam, and those who saw a continued strategy of tensions to bring about their agenda. The strategy of tension would not end with 9/11 and would be repeated in the following years in Madrid, London, Bali, Beslan, Jakarta, Istanbul, Casablanca, Mumbai, and Oslo…

The real architects of 9/11 are still at-large and continue their strategy of tension campaign. On September 11, 2011, many of the key perpetrators will gather at the “Ground Zero” site in New York to publicly honor those who were killed in the attacks, but privately celebrate their accomplishments over the last ten years. The corporate media will continue to propagate the myth of 9/11 and the public, they hope, will continue to accept the official version of the events.
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Bin Laden ran a text-book Shock and Awe** (Ullman & Wade) operation on US soil in 2001. He planned it meticulously, even down to an eponymous date (9-11) that would resonate with Americans. And lucky for him, that exact date was the day the entire US defence happened to be AWOL during the exact 90 minutes he required.

Pity he's not alive (in custody) to share with the world exactly how he pulled off this spectacular, precisely-executed event. We could have learned much from him.

** Shock & Awe is military doctrine, developed out of the National Defense University, USA.

Shock and Awe, Manhattan 2001: "Spectacular display of power"; rapid dominion over public opinion.
"Shock & Awe are actions that create fears, dangers, and destruction that are incomprehensible to the people at large." Fear-filled people lose critical thinking skills and are vulnerable to official, authoritative pronouncements.
The military strategy of Shock & Awe is simple: Use displays of rapid, overwhelming dominance to demoralize and fast-track compliance.


Shock and Awe = use of visually impressive military son et lumiere firepower to gain rapid psychological dominion over cowed populations: "spectacular displays of force".. "to paralyse perceptions" , "induce a state of helplessness" and "destroy the will". "Precise amount of tightly focused force to achieve maximum leverage" and "gain compliance and capitulation" 'within hours or days". "Renders opposition impotent" and "by extension, impresses wider world population". "Deception and disinformation" are part of the tactic and "both society and the military are targets".


Shock And Awe, Baghdad 2003: 'Focused use of visually impressive firepower to gain rapid psychological dominion'.

Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance - Harlan K Ullman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_and_awe

Shock and Awe was supposedly first rolled out in Afghanistan and Baghdad. Is it a step too far to suggest this psychologically-powerful tactic was first used to gain rapid dominance over civilian American (and wider Western) populations on 11/09/01? Potential civilian adversaries (international law advocates, antiwar and 'the left') were thereby de-activated. Such is the psychological power of 'propaganda of the deed'.

Within hours of iconic US financial and military buildings being hit and spectacularly exploding and crashing with thousands dead, witnessed on mainstream media around the globe, all criticism was shut down. Military strategists, politicans, megaphone media and fear-filled citizens joined hands in consensus against an instantly-defined Enemy. By 9.30pm that day a War Cabinet was convened, before the smoke had cleared, and open-ended war was swiftly signed off. Green Beret soldiers loaded planes for deployment to Afghanistan

Were the 911 hijackers actually patsies, entrapped by US agents in the operation that was allowed to succeed as a catalysing casus belli ?

Part of an enabled plot, allowed to succeed because it kicked open a door (via powerful Shock And Awe tactics used to bring fear-filled American and Western populations instantly on board (Ullman, Wade)) facilitating a rapid, no-questions-asked roll-out of PNAC-inspired foreign policy in the geo-strategic Middle East?

911 Hijackers Lived With FBI Informant

CBS/Sept 2002 --- Two of the Sept. 11 hijackers who lived in San Diego in 2000 rented a room from a man who reportedly worked as an undercover FBI informant [...] Newsweek magazine reports that Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi lived with a "tested" undercover "asset" who had been working closely with the FBI office in San Diego.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/09/attack/main521223.shtml

Sting operations: Terrorists for the FBI
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/08/fbi-terrorist-informants

Maximising Psychological Impact
http://911research.wtc7.net/sept11/analysis/psychology.html

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Military Doctrine of Rapid Dominance: Shock & Awe
'A brilliant strategy that ensures capitulation through fear.'

Are Western militaries capable of using their best tactics (well researched psychological warfare: Shock and Awe doctrine) against home populations in order to gain rapid compliance and neuter opposition?

Shock And Awe - The Day Critical Thinking Capitulated to Fear:
Rapid Dominance over US and other Western populations, 2001.


Rapid Dominance (Harlan and Wade) is "a means to overload an adversary's perceptions and understanding of events" so that they capitulate, feeling "incapable of resistance at tactical and strategic levels... The effect is to induce a state of helplessness and lack of will. Selective denial of information and dissemination of disinformation is part of it. "

Homegrown Terror Threat “Manufactured”: NYU Study

October 11, 2011 ICH -- The threat of homegrown terror in America has been “manufactured” by entrapping Muslim men into crimes ... a recent study from the New York University School of Law has concluded.
The study, Targeted and Entrapped: Manufactuing the “Homegrown Terror Threat” in the United States, focuses on three recent convictions of Muslim-Americans who attempted to commit acts of terror on US soil. [...] The study, published by the law school’s Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice and the school’s International Human Rights Clinic, shows that government informants egged on the Muslims to try to commit the acts of terror.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29360.htm

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NOTES on SHOCK & AWE

Shock and Awe (TM) is a military doctrine and a method of unconventional warfare that attempts to destroy an adversary's will to fight through spectacular displays of power. Its authors label it a subset of rapid dominance, a doctrine that advocates defeating an adversary by swift action against all aspects of their ability to resist, rather than by strictly military forces. It is a product of the National Defense University of the United States, and has been notably applied in the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Doctrine of Rapid Dominance

Rapid Dominance is defined by its authors, Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade, as attempting "to affect the will, perception, and understanding of the adversary to fit or respond to our strategic policy ends through imposing a regime of Shock and Awe."

Further, Rapid Dominance will "impose this overwhelming level of Shock and Awe against an adversary on an immediate or sufficiently timely basis to paralyze its will to carry on . . . [to] seize control of the environment and paralyze or so overload an adversary's perceptions and understanding of events that the enemy would be incapable of resistance at the tactical and strategic levels."

Introduced in a report to the United States' National Defense University in 1996, Ullman and Wade describe it as an attempt to develop a post-Cold War military doctrine for the United States.

Shock and Awe is most consistently used by Ullman and Wade as the effect which Rapid Dominance seeks to impose upon an adversary. It is the desired state of helplessness and lack of will. It can be induced, they write, by direct force applied to command and control centers, selective denial of information and dissemination of disinformation, overwhelming combat force, and rapidity of action.

Ullman and Wade identified a number of previous events or lines of military thought which they claim relied upon inflicting shock and awe. Most cited by Ullman during the Iraq War is the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ullman and Wade hold it as a case in which "nearly incomprehensible levels of massive destruction" caused complete shock and capitulation.[7] Rapid Dominance should seek to impose a similar though non-nuclear effect upon an adversary's psychology, they write.

Military referred to World Trade Centre area, post 11/09/01, with the Hiroshima moniker - "Ground Zero".

Shock and Awe: Much More Than Bombs - Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0303240208mar24,0,518453.story

Shock & Awe - SourceWatch
http://www.sourcewatch.org/wiki.phtml?title=Shock_and_awe

Casus Belli- Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casus_belli


Propaganda of the Deed = a public, symbolic, fear-inducing act designed to impact the widest audience possible in order to psychologically persuade them of a particular viewpoint.
Propagande par le fait * is painted as a crazy "anarchist", "terrorist" or "radicals' " ploy. A pseudo or synthetic operation, deceitful street theatre, to which moral Western forces would never stoop.

In fact, p.o.d. turns out to be a highly effective and documented Western military tool with a number of uses. One is to facilitate a desired scenario where "The other side throws the first punch" '- at a time and place of one's choosing. This allows one to pre-plan, maintain the moral high ground (so necessary in keeping Western domestic populations on board), rationalise the call for blood revenge and pursue the politics of fear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda_of_the_deed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategy_of_tension
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag

"Since the days of Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, radicals have talked of the "propaganda of the deed" -- the use of dramatic, usually violent, acts to inspire the masses and topple the existing order. The method -- targeting symbolic landmarks to create powerful images -- is now familiar. The killing of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The first World Trade Centre attack. The Oklahoma City bombing. And 9/11 itself." - Michael Gerson, Washington Post

The meaning of shock and awe - Bernard Chazelle
http://www.tinyrevolution.com/mt/archives/002327.html


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Dr Graeme MacQueen in an interview about the Toronto Hearings, held at Ryerson University last month

Essential viewing, not least for the way MacQueen handles the journalist's questions.

http://theagenda.tvo.org/blog/agenda-blogs/other-side-911


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The Terrorist Attacks of September 11 2001. What Do We Know Ten Years Later?
An Historical Investigation by Basel University historian Dr Daniele Ganser, well known for his book and PhD "NATO's Secret Armies. Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe" .

A good and informative lecture. Ganser points out that Article 5 was never invoked during the entire Cold War, but that NATO invoked Article 5 straight after 11 September 2001.

From Sept 2001 onwards the mainstream media has revealed its stenographic role and many in the alternative media have taken the approach that looking too closely into the 911 event is a waste of time.
(Should we waste our time, then, parsing the facts and lies behind the Libyan event? Who benefits from the fact few look too closely at war-driving events for fear of being labelled an apologist for terrorists or insane?)

Luckily, nature hates a vacuum: journalists dropped the ball but academics, scientists and independent thinkers have continued parsing facts and asking questions in the face of widespread ridicule.

http://www.911workinggroup.org/2011/10/daniele-ganser-terrorist-attacks-of.html



Dr Ganser's presentation is a pre-taped lecture. Click on the "Daniele Ganser" link Abstract:

"Do we know today what happened on 9/11? As a historian facing this question, I find that there are two completely different narratives in the U.S... I will present the most important claims of both [...] and show where and why they contradict each other.."

Dr Ganser specializes in international relations and international history from 1945 to today. Background reading: Ganser D. 2005. Terrorism in Western Europe: An Approach to NATO's Secret Stay-behind Armies.

James Corbett - great video clip
http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2011/10/afghanistan-ten-years-illegal-occupation

Reality must be uncovered in order to understand it

Tony Blair: "To be truthful about it, there was no way we could have got the public consent to have suddenly launched a campaign on Afghanistan but for what happened on September 11" - (Times, July 17 2002).
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2003/sep/06/september11.iraq
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