Monday, January 19, 2009

New 9/11 Brochure for Obama Inauguration

DC 911Truth has produced an attractive new brochure to be distributed at the Obama Inauguration and surrounding events. On the cover, President Obama is asked to "help America learn the truth about 9/11," but the interior is aimed at general audiences who may not be aware of problems with the official account, or who may be quick to dismiss any questions as conspiracy theories.

In a concise and straightforward way, the brochure presents the many facts that challenge the 9/11 Commission Report (including doubts expressed by Co-Chairs Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton themselves), as well as contradictions in the accepted narrative about air defense, the alleged hijackers, the destruction of the World Trade Center, and the anthrax attacks. Only statements that could be verified in mainstream news sources were included and carefully footnoted, so as to maximize the credibility of the piece.

At the end, readers are asked to face a difficult reality: 9/11 could not have occurred without high-level complicity from inside the U.S. government. They are urged to learn the truth and tell others‹especially the media and Congress‹with the goal of opening a new, truly independent investigation.

View brochure PDF (2 pages)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Obama steers pirate ship for
central banks

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to read a wonderful essay by ex-Harper's Magazine editor Lewis W. Lapham called "By the Rivers of Babylon." In this essay Lapham explores of the breathtaking pillaging of the State by America's financial entrepreneurial class, a tradition, he points out, going back to the revolutionary war, and as American as apple pie.

I wanted to explore Lapham's thoughts and share them with the reader because it has dawned on me that most Americans are still on soma, still thinking that the State works for them, and that -- hallelujah! -- a black man in office is going to make the world right again.

According to these credulous souls, Obama has now become the collective "we" and now that "we" have the power "we" can steer the leaky, rotting, opium/slave carrying pirate ship safely back on course again. It does not matter to them that Obama has shown his true colors (all the shades of red and green) by nominating war hawks as his VP and secretary of state, and the very people that helped promote the free market deregulation scam that lined the pockets of the financial ├╝ber class and left the people paupers. No, these people see a black man with a neon halo over his head that blinks "change" over and over again, and, as such, he must be the real deal. These eternal hope addicts make me want to walk the plank of the U.S.S Change to rest in a peaceful, watery grave. At least there are no illusions when your dead.

A few weeks back I was accosted again at the Berkeley flea market by these same Keane-eyed people while looking for a few trinkets for friends and family for the holidays. I couldn't bare to venture into the stores this time of year so the flea market seemed a reasonable solution; however, in hindsight, WalMart's insipid smiley faces probably might have been the preferable choice to the parade of Obama "Hope" and "Change" t-shirts that were on display from booth to mangy booth. Here I was accosted by two "hope-fools" asking me how happy I was now that "we" won. Since, I didn't want to sound like a scrooge over the holidays, I just nodded my head in as a sign of concession and resignation so that I could quickly flee Berkeley for the relative sanity of the 'burbs.

What this illustrates is an important aspect of the American mind: the infinitely ability to get fooled over and over and over again. A truly amazing, inexplicable wonder. This explains why Americans have never figuring out that the fast food they are eating is putting so many of them into early graves. And, like fast food burgers, Obama tastes great too, but it's the secret sauce that makes him palatable to Wall Street and the state, and his recipe is a closely guarded secret to his success.

An example of Obama's allegiance to his corporate masters is showing through even though he is not even in office yet. Already he has helped chain the American people to slave galleys in the bowels of the fetid corporate-state frigate. Shortly after the historic election, the masters of finance, in collusion with their congressional scalawags, constructed the largest swindle of taxpayers monies in recorded history -- a stealing of over a trillion dollars in a bailout of Wall Street -- a feat truly breathtaking in scope for its audacity and scale. Lapham lauds their accomplishment:

"The looting of the U.S. Treasury is never an easy trick, but to carry off more than $1 trillion in broad daylight while the members of Congress stand around applauding the exit strategy as one certain to guarantee the health and happiness of the American people is a wonder of entrepreneurial enterprise that surely deserves some sort of tip of the hat. When the James gang robbed the Kansas City Fair in the fall of 1872, the local paper acknowledged the achievement as ' so diabolically daring and so utterly in contempt of fear that we are bound to admire it and revere its perpetrators.'"

What can we say today. Certainly the James gang looks like a bunch of dime store gang bangers compared to the truly fantastical machinations of Hanks gang who managed to rob every single American on the continent by scaring congressmen silly with visions of financial Armageddon and martial law if they didn't pass the bailout bill.

One of these congressmen, speaking on Tulsa Oklahoma’s 1170 KFAQ, when asked who was behind threats of martial law and civil unrest if the bailout bill failed, Senator James Inhofe named Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson as the source. “Somebody in D.C. was feeding you guys quite a story prior to the bailout, a story that if we didn’t do this we were going to see something on the scale of the depression, there were people talking about martial law being instituted, civil unrest….who was feeding you guys this stuff?,” asked host Pat Campbell. “That’s Henry Paulson,” responded Inhofe, “We had a conference call early on, it was on a Friday I think – a week and half before the vote on Oct. 1. So it would have been the middle… what was it – the 19th of September, we had a conference call. In this conference call – and I guess there’s no reason for me not to repeat what he said, but he said – he painted this picture you just described. He said, ‘This is serious. This is the most serious thing that we faced.’” --

This is why fear is so effective: just threaten plague, economic collapse, martial law and more 9/11s, and the world is your cake for the eating. And the best part, the icing, is that most Americans are either oblivious or resigned to the fact that they've been robbed of their life savings, pensions, and taxes to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars each. Like sheep, they eat, drink and poop and believe that this was all inevitable because of innocent accounting mistakes and an over-enthusiasm in the free market system. Now they will all need to tighten their belts like Obama says because "we" are all in this together. Oh, really?

This propaganda con job surely is an act as brazen and as daring as the actually theft itself, so we should give the Wall Street apologists, politicians and media pundits a tip of the hat too for covering up and spinning for the heist-masters. A perfect illustration of this is the sad, sordid story of Elliot Spitzer, the disgraced ex-governor of New York.

Did you ever wonder why Elliot Spitzer was singled out for doing what probably half of Washington's political class does in their spare time when they are not screwing the taxpayer -- that is, screwing a prostitute? Do you think his crucifixion by the media had something to do with him seeing a call girl or because he wrote an op ed piece in the Washington Post about the impending financial crisis created by predatory lending and the Bush Administration's blocking of efforts to deal with it? If you think the latter you probably are alone because only dweebs who read blogs like mine or would know this. (see "Paulson’s Financial Bailout" by Prof. Peter Dale Scott.) Count yourselves a special lot. The fluoride water filtration systems on your faucet has been beneficial.

Some time ago I wrote about the "odious debt doctrine" (see: Debt and the Destruction of America) which states that 'when creditors lend to a dictatorial regime which they know is not using the loans to benefit the population, then debt payments cannot be demanded of those people once they are free.'

I would say it was pretty transparent that this country has been hijacked by the agents of the central banks of Europe and the Federal Reserve, and since they install the very politicians that insure that the American people live in perpetual slavery by debt servitude, the odious debt doctrine does indeed apply.

It's time to quit playing their rigged game. Please stop paying taxes as it only encourages them.

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In the video below, Professor Michael Hudson explains just how congress, in collusion with the financial oligarchs, are in the process of destroying America. His website is:

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Israel Attacks US

By Jerry Ghinelli

The government of Israel today launched a massive air assault on suspected terrorist targets along major coastal cities in the United States of America. In an operation termed “Friendly Enemy,” hundreds of Israeli F-16 fighter jets streaked across the Atlantic in precise formation and fired surgical air strikes at alleged terrorist strongholds in densely populated Muslim communities all along the northeast corridor of the United States. The American-made Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets then continued south, inflicting massive destruction in densely populated Muslim communities along many southeastern US states as well.

Reaction to the attacks on the US was swift. President Bush and President-Elect Obama both appealed for restraint, but stated emphatically, “Israel has the right to defend itself.”

President Bush, who took an oath to defend the US and to preserve, protect and defend it against all foreign and domestic enemies, stated that the War on Terror must be fought anywhere and everywhere in the world, even on US soil, if necessary. “Our close relationship with Israel, our steadfast ally in the War on Terror, requires extraordinary sacrifices by the American people and requires exceptions to both US and international law,” said Bush.

President-Elect Barack Obama reiterated, “There is only one president at a time, and President [George] Bush speaks for the United States of America until January 20th…” Obama did, however, declare his “unconditional, unquestioning support of Israel's right to self-defense and to wage preemptive attacks whenever and wherever necessary to combat terrorism.” He said, “There will be no change in my administration when it comes to our unquestioning allegiance to the State of Israel…that is a promise you can [most certainly] believe in,” said Obama.

Earlier in the day, the US Senate had passed a nearly unanimous resolution supporting Israel. Even northeast Senators Frank Lautenberg (NJ), Charles Schumer (NY), Joe Lieberman (CT) and John Kerry (MA), whose states were attacked, voted along with 93 other US Senators, backing Israel’s right to “self-defense.” Only Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold voted against the resolution. There were two absentees.

In an emergency special session of the US Senate, Hillary Clinton claimed there were terrorists hiding in US cities who had links to Al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah. Hillary Clinton, President-Elect Obama's incoming Secretary of State, who has been a staunch supporter of Israel during her tenure as senator from New York, pledged her continued unwavering and unquestioning support of Israel. America's position “[when it comes to Israel] is unchanging, our resolve unyielding, our stance non-negotiable,” she emphasized.

Vice-President Elect, Senator Joe Biden (DE), who is currently the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also declared his unwavering support for the Jewish state. “You don’t have to be Jewish to be a Zionist,” Biden declared.

Barack Obama’s incoming Chief of Staff, former US Representative Rahm Emanuel, 5th Congressional District of Illinois, who has dual American and Israeli citizenship and is known as the Zionist pit bull, remained uncharacteristically silent. Embroiled in the Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich scandal, Emanuel refused to comment on the Israeli attacks on US cities. Blagojevich was arrested and charged with trying to sell President-Elect Obama’s vacated Illinois senate seat. Congressman Emanuel had made several “suggestions” on who the embattled Governor should appoint. Emanuel has not been charged with any wrongdoing at this time.

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, key Democrats, most notably House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, harshly criticized the Bush administration for mismanaging the economy, ignoring the 2001 Bin Laden threats, and botching the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Now they are criticizing President Bush for not doing enough to investigate potential terrorist sanctuaries in US cities, thereby forcing the Israelis to act unilaterally.

The Israeli incursion was the first on American soil by a foreign government since the December 1941 incursion by the empire of Japan. But on June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War, Israeli jet fighters also attacked a neutral US Navy technical research ship named the USS Liberty, killing 34 crewmen and wounding 172 others. Israel later apologized for the incident, suggesting its forces had attacked the USS Liberty in error. The Israelis claimed it had misidentified the Liberty as an unknown destroyer. Surviving Liberty crewmen claim that the attack was deliberate and premeditated. Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty remains the only major maritime incident in American history not investigated by Congress.

Across the US, those Americans unaffected by the Israeli attacks were mainly concerned how this incident might affect the already fragile US economy. Most Americans continued their holiday vacations, largely unconcerned with the massive loss of life but quite concerned whether stricken areas might further impact the plummeting value of their homes.

The mainstream media, always cautious of being branded anti-Semitic and thus losing advertising revenue, especially during difficult economic times, repeatedly defended the Israeli attacks as proportionate and justified.

Any critics who called the Israeli incursion an attack on the US and demanded retribution were labeled anti-Semites and soft on terrorism.

Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni defended her country’s use of force. “There are no safe havens anywhere in the world when it comes to fighting terror,” said Livni. The American death toll is expected to be “only” in the hundreds, still far below the deaths that occurred on 9/11 by Islamic terrorists. Israeli pilots use only the finest precision weapons. Terrorists use crude devices like box-cutters, suicide vests and IEDs (Impoverished Explosive Devices). “We abhor the death of any innocent Americans killed by our precision air strikes, but you have to lay the blame on the terrorists who are hiding in these crowded American cities,” she rationalized.

Livni’s justification for the US incursion relied heavily on US Vice-President Richard “Dick” Cheney’s “1%” doctrine, which treats suspicions of terrorist involvement with a likelihood of even 1% as a certainty. “[If] we think, therefore there are,” she said philosophically.

The British and Canadian Prime Ministers, Gordon Brown and Stephen Harper respectively, also supported the Israeli incursion into the US. Both deeply regretted the loss of any innocent American lives. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called the Israeli incursion “just and proportionate.” President Bush phoned Prime Minister Brown and thanked him for his support during this difficult time.

President Bush noted that the American casualties from the Israeli raids were not equal to those killed in terrorist attacks on 9/11. “There is no moral equivalence between those killed in self-defense by Israeli warriors fighting for a democratically elected government and those killed by rogue [Al-Qaeda] terrorists who hate the freedoms we enjoy,” Bush suggested.

Despite some minor collateral damage to some synagogues, traditional liberal Jewish-American leaders remained steadfast in their unwavering defense of Israel. There was far more criticism and debate of the Israeli attacks on the US in the Knesset and among the Israeli public than there was in the US Congress or the American Jewish community, respectively.

Those few critics of the incursion contend that all Americans are protected by American and international law, and the strikes against the US should be construed as war crimes. US law prohibits the use of American-made weapons to be used for offensive purposes. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey stated that the war on terror supersedes all constitutional guarantees, and international law does not apply to anyone engaging in or even thinking about engaging in terrorism. Israel’s actions were in self-defense, he added.

In the UN, a Security Council resolution introduced by France, condemning the Israeli attacks on the United States was vetoed by the United States.

Local hospitals overflowed with American survivors of the Israeli air strikes. This time, though, the victims asked not “why do they hate us?” but “why do we love them?”

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(Editor's Note: This article was first written back July, 2006, during the 33 day Israel/Lebanon war in which over a thousand Lebanese civilians were killed and over 4,000 wounded due to massive, indiscriminate bombing of civilian infrastructure. In Gaza today Israel is showing the same cowardly distain for life by conducting bombing sorties in largely civilian areas. This article has been recently updated by the author. )

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Another F**king New Year of Insanity

Imagine this scenario: an angry Mexican mobster is angry at a gringo drug dealer living in El Paso who has intercepted his mules carrying 10 kilos of cocaine. In his anger he shoots a grenade launcher across the Mexico border in the general vicinity of the gringo and kills an innocent bystander instead. The U.S. government is outraged by the attack, and, even though they don't know who fired the grenade, they claim they have the right to protect its citizens. They unleash over 500 bombing sorties against various targets in Juarez, Mexico. Over 400 people are killed and 2,000 injured from the bombings. None of them had anything to do with the grenade launching.

Just think about how absurd such an action would be, and, just think of the outrage that would be generated from such a crime. Absolutely nobody in their right mind would ever say this was a "just response." Nobody, except Israel and their lapdog, the United States government, of course.

Today, Israel targeted and killed Hama's leader, 49-year-old Nizar Rayan, and 11 others including two of his wives and four of his children by dropping a one-ton bomb on Rayan's house.

According to AP writers Ibraham Barzak and Amy Teibel "Israel has made clear that no one in Hamas is immune in this offensive, and the strike that flattened Rayan's apartment building in the northern town of Jebaliya drove that message home."

-- Israel kills top Hamas figure, escalating campaign

Rayan's children and wives are fair targets for extermination because the Israelis have said they are. It doesn't matter whether or not Rayan and his wife and children fired the shots that killed the three Israelis civilians and one soldier in the recent conflict. Most likely they did not. They are slated to die of collective punishment because of guilt by association, just like the other 400 or so Palestinians that died on Christmas and the New Year.

So, while Americans were tooting their horns in their blue Nivea Dr. Suess hats in Time Square this new year, children in Palestine were dying in their beds. Think about that.

Another fucking New Year of insanity.