If it has been difficult for American leaders to influence the country’s foreign policy since the military-industrial complex wrested control from the state office after the Second World War, it has proven impossible to do so since the US sealed its Faustian bargain with Israel on 9/11. The US Empire is damned if it does cut the flow of money and arms to Israel and damned if it doesn’t.
The truth about 9/11 is going to emerge one way or another. How the momentum is managed will determine who is left without a chair when the music finally grinds to halt. While it’s broadly in both the US and Israeli governments interests to keep a lid on the truth by distracting the US population any which way it can, there appears to be a game of hide and seek taking place through the media to prepare the ground and cast one or the other in the role of villain. This was in evidence these past few weeks as ‘9/11 Truth’ hit the mainstream like never before.
Rather than vilify those who question the official conspiracy theory about the events of 9/11, the Washington Times carried an article at the end of February that presented a reasonable summation of the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth’s modest queries concerning the presence of “advanced explosive nano-thermitic composite material found in the World Trade Center dust.”
This was bracketed by two bizarre incidents of “domestic terrorism.” First software engineer Joe Stack flew his small plane on a kamikaze mission into the IRS building in downtown Austin, Texas. The suicide note attributed to him certainly hit all the right notes in terms of depicting an ‘average Joe’ (excuse the pun) totally fed up with his government’s behavior, but I wondered how a Haz-Mat (Hazardous Materials) unit happened to be stationed nearby, as if in anticipation of the event. Perhaps the authorities were aware of his plan and let it happen on purpose?
There are several possibilities here, but the main thing to note is that it marked the beginning of a slew of ‘domestic terrorism’ incidents throughout March. Just ten days after the Times‘ coverage of the WTC demolitions, lo and behold, a ‘9/11 conspiracy theorist’ was shot dead in a shootout at the Pentagon. John Patrick Bedell’s gripe with the military supposedly centered around the death of Marine Colonel James Sabow, who died under suspicious circumstances in 1991, but a particular line the media picked up on was an alleged online posting he made concerning the “September 11 demolitions.”
Undoubtedly, this is COINTELPRO at work, where an association is made between ‘random’ acts of violence and people doubting the official account of 9/11. Just 24 hours before a large conference on 9/11 held in Pennsylvania, the Southern Poverty Law Center released its ‘Rage on the Right’ report documenting the “astonishing rise in anti-government hate groups.” Included on its blacklist were the 9/11 Truth group We Are Change, who were tossed in with real anti-Semites and nutzoid racists.
The only mainstream American media present was ABC News ‘reporter’ Chris Bury, who produced a quintessential piece of hatchet journalism when he interviewed Loose Change producers Dylan Avery and Korey Rowe at the Treason in America conference in the hope of entrapping them into saying something ‘hateful.’ Avery and Rowe knew full well what angle Bury was gunning for and called him out on it brilliantly. It’s interesting to study Bury’s reactions to their answers – truth bounces off psychopaths like teflon (ABC News Vs. Loose Change, Youtube).
Sott.net journalist Joe Quinn noted the succession of hyped incidents of ‘homegrown domestic American terrorists’ which immediately followed the introduction of the draconian “Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010,” put forward by Senators McCain and Lieberman (‘Legislating Away Your Freedoms – One Homegrown Terrorist At A Time’, Sott.net, March 22). This bill would effectively “encode into law President Bush’s assertion that he could arrest and imprison even American citizens in a military prison indefinitely without charges or any kind of trial.”
There’s no way such an unconstitutional measure could become law without the necessary pretext, so enter Jihad Jane, Jihad Jamie and the Fanatic Five (US students in Pakistan) to sell the most recent instalment in ‘totalitarianism comes to America’. The media would have us believe these are all ‘self-hating Americans’, but the only thing they all have in common is that they are connected to alleged plots through internet postings they supposedly wrote, or that they were entrapped by federal agents into concocted schemes of the US government’s own creation. The four black New Yorkers in the “plot to bomb New York synagogues” also came to the fore in March, one of the unwitting dupes saying their ‘plot’ was completely hatched and directed by a federal informant who had badgered the defendants incessantly until they got onboard:
They said the informant chose the targets, supplied fake bombs for the synagogues and a fake missile to shoot down planes. The motion said he also offered to pay the defendants, who attorneys alleged weren’t inclined toward any crime until the informant began recruiting them. (‘Synagogue Bomb Suspects: The Feds Put Us Up to It!’ Associated Press, March 19)
March closed with yet another high-profile incident of “domestic terrorism” as an obscure group calling itself the Hutaree Militia was raided in blustering SWAT-team style, ostensibly to thwart a harebrained scheme to target police officers and “incite the revolution.” The US media duly noted that its members were “all conspiracy theorists that think the government is trying to take over,” once again implying that anyone who questions 9/11 is a violent extremist. As has been seen time and time again, the Hutaree were beholden to an undercover FBI agent whose masters are desperately trying to provoke violence and thus incite the very ‘revolution’ they need in order to purge all dissent.
The powers that be in the US are itching to go to ‘full lockdown’ before mass awareness that 9/11 was an inside job goes viral. Noting the Michigan Militia’s intimate history with the Republican Party and its anti-democratic history as strike-breakers along the lines of Nazi Germany’s SA and SS, Gordon Duff sees the ‘breakaway’ Hutaree as evidence of new dimension to the ‘fun and games’ deception of the ‘Secret Team’:
If any two individuals speak for the anti-government militias, they are Glen Beck and Sarah Palin. I would credit strong anti-government bias with patriotism were I not familiar with the record of the militia movement. In Michigan, the militia movement disbanded when “W” was “elected” stating “there is no longer any need to protect America with a man like Bush in the White House.”
Months later we had 9/11 followed by the Patriot Acts, the new Homeland Security bureaucracy, the attack on Iraq, the Katrina meltdown and then the economic collapse. It wasn’t until the insurance industry was threatened with regulation that the militia movements reemerged as “End of Days” and “Rapture/Apocalypse” groups. Anyone who doesn’t smell the under-the-table payoffs involved in the new militias isn’t paying much attention.
Having thousands of uneducated Christian Zionist mercenaries, unknowing as to their own status, mind you, running loose in America is like having our own Mossad 5th column ready to act on orders from above. Picture them, camo outfits, assault rifles, in front of the TV, crying along with Glen Beck waiting for the “secret signal” that will announce the “End of Days.” How we end up with strong ties between generations of Christian Zionists and Jew hating fanatics who planned the first “gas chambers” is an oddity of history. Call it “strange bedfellows.” (VeteransToday.com, March 30)
Jesse Ventura was reeling from The Huffington Post’s censorship of his article on 911 at the end of the month, but he had some success earlier on, appearing on MSNBC’s USA Today to remind Americans of history that remains untold. On March 10 the FAA did what it should have done on 9/11, contacting NORAD about a plane that had violated restricted airspace over Washington DC. The single-engine Cessna 172 was immediately intercepted and escorted to a nearby municipal airport. In the midst of all this, NORAD announced that it was planning another of its now infamous “training exercises”, while the CIA had its (dead) star performer (OBL) turn out yet another comical guest appearance for the War on Terror roadshow. You know this brewing awakening about 9/11 must be ruffling some feathers when the psychopathic elite are finally prepared, after nearly a decade, to compensate emergency workers and volunteers for the incalculable physical trauma they received from the toxic cloud produced by the vaporized buildings at Ground Zero.
It’s little wonder then that the US government blocked Russian state-owned English language news channel Russia Today from advertising in the US. RT has been airing all manner of stories related to ‘9/11 Truth’ and the suppression of dissent in America. This month it published a series of interviews with ‘Truthers’, including Jesse Ventura’s response to The Huffington Post’s deletion of his article. It’s clear that the Russian government is determined to exert as much pressure as possible on the US. Likewise, Iranian President Ahmadinejad announced that “September 11 was a big lie and a pretext for the war on terror and a prelude to invading Afghanistan.” According to polls, up to 100 million Americans may agree with him.
The Washington Post mocked Japan’s Fujita Yukihisa as he once more brought 9/11 up for discussion in the Japanese parliament. Harder to suppress was the revelation that the Bush administration explicitly warned the 9/11 Commission “not to probe too deeply” into the very issue it was meant to probe thoroughly. But then, when its members are aware that 9/11 was a conspiracy 30 years in the making, they’re unlikely to veer too far from the party line:
The US media can harp on about “conspiracy theorists on the lunatic fringe” till the cows come home, but the fact remains that millions of Americans are asking the right questions. There are just too many holes to plug and not enough psychopathic pundits to fill them. But with militias, renegade soldiers, tea-partyers and COINTELPRO coming out of the woodwork angry and armed to the teeth, it’s all over bar the crying for decency and dignity in the United States of America. Perhaps all that remains to be seen is whether competing factions for the throne of World Government can spin 9/11 as an exclusively ‘inside job’ – laying the blame at the US government’s door – or if they can make the case for an ‘outside job’ – deflecting the blame towards Israel and the Mossad.