Friday, July 28, 2006

Mass Hypnosis on 9/11: Waking up from the Trance


The moment of rapid induction of mass hypnosis.

“Truth has to appear only once, in one single mind, for it to be impossible for anything ever to prevent it from spreading universally and setting everything ablaze.”
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Priest and scientist)

“Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of. In almost every act of our lives whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.”
- Edward L. Bernays (The father of spin)

“Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
- Herman Göring (Nazi leader at Nuremberg Trials)

Teilhard de Chardin, Bernays and Göring clearly have much different takes on truth and the way it is manipulated for political purposes. If the truth about 9/11 has been staring us in the face for five years, why have we had such a hard time seeing it, and why is it not already spreading universally and setting everything ablaze? The most plausible explanation for the incredible level of national denial even among otherwise well-informed, left-wing liberals, is that we have all been subject to a mass hypnotic trance induced by the carefully-scripted events on 9/11.

Even with my background in medical hypnosis, it took me more than 3 years to wake up to the flaws in the official story, which in retrospect, are rather obvious. If you have ever been to a stage hypnosis show, you may be aware of the usual requirements for an effective rapid trance induction. The hypnotist picks the most willingly hypnotizable volunteers who put up their hands first, has them focus their concentration for a moment, then makes a sudden rapid movement and/or command to put them into a trance. After trance induction, suggestions are given to deepen the altered state, the trance is tested for depth, and then post-hypnotic suggestions are used to produce effects that last long after the hypnosis session ends.

Steps to hypnosis on 9/11

1) Prior to 9/11 slightly less than half the country had willingly voted for Bush in 2000, and the rest of us had been programmed since childhood that Americans are the good guys through seemingly innocent games such as Cowboys and Indians.


2) When the first plane hit WTC 1, everyone turned on their TV’s, and paid rapt attention; staring at the smoking hole just like watching a pendulum.



3) Rapid induction of mass trance occurred from the sudden shock of watching the 2nd plane hit WTC 2 live on TV generating an immediate altered state of consciousness throughout the country.

4) Trance deepening is often done by having the subject walk down a flight of stairs in their mind, so on 9/11 there were repeated news reports of people running down the steps in the towers, followed by the actual towers coming down over and over again on TV.


5) Hypnotic suggestions were given on TV all afternoon designed to create the desired unconscious programming; in this case fear, by news reports of scary terrorists and stories of heroic passengers fighting hijackers.

6)Testing the depth of trance is usually done with a pin to check numbness of the skin, but on 9/11 it was done with the collapse of smoldering 47-story WTC 7, going largely unnoticed despite the fact that no steel-framed towering inferno skyscraper in history had ever collapsed before including this one in Los Angeles.













7) Post-hypnotic suggestions were installed as anchors such that at the mere mention of 9/11, the masses would go back into trance, squawk with fear, rather like chickens, minus the silly arm flapping, but substituting flag waving instead.



8) The trance was reinforced later by movies like United 93 which trigger hypnotic anchors that prevent people from waking up and discovering the truth, and if necessary, another false flag terrorist attack can be used to rehypnotize the masses.


Waking Up from the Trance!
What then can be done to wake up a critical mass of voters in time for the next election? Since we do not have access to the mainstream media propaganda machine to perform a formal mass trance termination, we can use our own powerful symbols to catalyze grass roots spread of information through the Internet as has been pioneered by Loose Change. The fiction and non-fiction movies below provide potent messages of speaking truth to power:

People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. Remember, remember, the fifth of November …

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1st Leaflet of The White Rose
Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be governed without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. Do not forget that every people deserves the regime it is willing to endure!

2nd Leaflet of The White Rose
Now it is our task to find one another again, to spread information from person to person, to keep a steady purpose, and to allow ourselves no rest until the last man is persuaded of the urgent need of his struggle against this system. When thus a wave of unrest goes through the land, when "it is in the air," when many join the cause, then in a great final effort this system can be shaken off.

4th Leaflet of The White Rose
We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace! Please make as many copies of this leaflet as you can and distribute them.

The White Rose Lives! http://www.sophieschollmovie.com/

Wear a white rose every day until Bush is impeached and 9/11 truth is universal. Small fabric white roses can be bought at Michaels or other crafts stores for a few pennies.

By Larry Burk MD

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Article in the Independent about our Forum. Great job Rebecca!

http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A34780

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought the presentation was very well done, although I've been
skeptical of the official version since day 1, so I was familiar with
most of the evidence.

I would like to invite like-minded folks to become involved in
impeaching this administration. Of course, most of us realize that
the criminality goes well beyond this administration, but we must
take our country back somehow. If the powers that be organized 9/11
and invaded 2 countries, what horrors might be next?

I know that at least two of our GRIM members [grass roots impeachment
movement]abandoned their belief in the official version after the
presentation the other night. I hope that you can inform your
contacts of the growing movement for impeachment in NC.
http://www.impeachbushcheney.net/

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your presentation at the Durham Library. You all are very brave, and true patriots! For me, it's good to know that there are others out there who question our imposed reality. I have lost friends over this stuff, and am considered "nuts" by family because I tell them 911 was a lie. YES - 911 should be focused on as it is so clearly such a horrible deception, but as some of you know, the full story is SO much more. 911 is merely a part (but an IMPORTANT part of the story.) The plot has been in works for ages and it is most diabolical in nature. This is about a NEW WORLD ORDER. Unfortunately, I don't think there is much anyone can do about this NWO. The evilous plot has come so far, and most of the sheeple are obtuse to it (and will be until their dying breath!) While I'm not advocating that we lie down to the tyranny - I just question what can really be done. I definately applaud your noble and brave efforts though. Keep up the good work! Thanks again for showing me that there are other independent thinking people in NC! GOD HELP US ALL!
H.R.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

NEW BOOK

Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11:
A Call to Reflection and Action
David Ray Griffin

Westminster John Knox Press, 2006

"Professor David Ray Griffin has a well-deserved reputation for the
thoroughness of his research. All Americans who love their country enough
to dig into the facts of these critical times will be well rewarded by
examining his books. 9/11 truth is a very important issue---one with the
power to bring lasting change to our country.²-‹The Reverend William
Sloane Coffin Jr, author of Credo: Letters to a Young Doubter and A
Passion for the Possible: A Message to U.S. Churches

³If you are open to recognizing that the United States behaves much as
other great powers have behaved, but you get your information through
standard American channels, I dare you to expose yourself to the facts
Griffin summarizes, facts that have been suppressed by our newspapers and
magazines. If you are one who wants to be a disciple of Jesus, you will
have some hard thinking to do about what American Christians are called to
be and to do at this historical moment.²
-‹John B. Cobb Jr, co-author of The American Empire and the Commonwealth
of God

³Are we brave enough to read this nerve-wracking book, one of the most
important theological texts of our time? Rooted in the longstanding belief
that Christians share responsibility for shaping a more justice-loving
world, Griffin makes a strong case that the real "conspiracy theory" about
9/11 is the Bush Administration's silly notion that nineteen young Arab
men could have pulled it off. Griffin helps us wrestle with questions that
are almost too much to bear, yet which may empower us, if we dare, to
build a more truthful and, over time, more deeply moral nation and
world.²---The Reverend Carter Heyward, Robbins Professor of Theology
Emerita, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and author
of Saving Jesus from Those Who Are Right and God in the Balance: Christian
Spirituality in Times of Terror

³A gripping account of precedents for the current global empire, from the
Rome of Jesus to twentieth-century Œfalse-flag¹ operations. . . . His
wake-up call to U.S. Christians will be evaded at our peril.²‹-Catherine
Keller, Professor of Theology, Drew University, and author of God and
Power.

³In two earlier books, David Ray Griffin established himself as one of the
foremost researchers into 9/11. This book is of immensely greater scope
and importance. . . . It sees the contemporary world clearly and
synoptically in an informed Christian perspective, so that it makes
questions of theodicy and the roots of evil as contemporary as the events
of 9/11. Even though it makes some claims and arguments I disagree with, I
consider this one of the most significant and original books I have ever
read.²-‹Peter Dale Scott, author of Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States
in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina

"WARNING: If, like most Americans calling themselves Christian, you prefer
the comfort of acquiescing in the official version of 9/11 and the
imperial wars it facilitated, DROP THIS BOOK NOW. But if you are open to
the grace of honest inquiry and the risk of following the historical Jesus
in confronting the evils of empire, this rigorously argued book is a MUST
READ.²---Ray McGovern, CIA veteran analyst now with Tell the Word, a
project of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour, Washington, D.C.

"David Griffin has previously made the case for the Bush administration¹s
complicity in 9/11 and the cover-up of this evidence by the 9/11
Commission. Here, in this important book, he puts these shocking realities
in the context of Christian theology and the challenge to the churches. In
a profound exploration of the nature and history of the demonic, Griffin
suggests that American empire is a culmination of human demonic alienation
from God."-‹Rosemary Radford Ruether, emeritus scholar, Claremont Graduate
University and Claremont School of Theology

³Do American Christians want the United States to act like the New Rome,
invading other countries to impose its imperial rule and its control of
other peoples¹ resources? That, however, is just what the US is doing,
increasingly so since 9/11, explains David Griffin. In this gripping
summary of evidence for the truth behind 9/11 and the 9/11 Commission
report, Griffin makes a compelling case that the imperial practices of the
American government have become a destructive force in the world. And he
clarifies the biblical and theological basis for Christians to challenge
the resurgent American imperialism that often claims divine blessing on
its destructive actions.²-‹Richard A. Horsley, Distinguished Professor of
Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion, University of Massachusetts, and
author of Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder

³Compelling reading. Here is a remarkably thorough presentation of facts
regarding 9/11 events. Professor Griffin sets the events of 9/11 in a
historical, religious, and philosophical context that is most
enlightening. Although this context is also somewhat chilling, he holds
out hope in his discussion of where we can go from here. I most highly
recommend this book!²---Steven E. Jones, Professor of Physics, Brigham
Young University

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1: Evidence That 9/11 Was a False-Flag Operation
1. 9/11 and Prior False-Flag Operations
2. Explosive Testimony: Revelations about the Twin Towers in the 9/11 Oral Histories
3. The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True
4. Flights of Fancy: The 9/11 Commission¹s Incredible Tales of Flights 11,175, 77, and 93
5. Bush Administration Responsibility for 9/11: From a Prima Facie to a Conclusive Case
Part 2: A Christian Critique of 9/11 and American Imperialism
6. Imperial Motives for a ³New Pearl Harbor²
7. Jesus and the Roman Empire
8. The Divine and the Demonic
9. The American Empire, Demonic Evil, and 9/11
10. A Call to Reflection and Action

BLKNIGHT18 said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060728/ap_on_go_pr_wh/detainee_rights;_ylt=AqYkldIHXLiIeuVur6hg9CsD5gcF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA--

Bush submits new terror detainee bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. citizens suspected of terror ties might be detained indefinitely and barred from access to civilian courts under legislation proposed by the Bush administration, say legal experts reviewing an early version of the bill.[...]

Anonymous said...

It seems like you are saying that the US Government was behind the 9/11 attack but where is the proof? Unless mistaken I do not see any evidence here on your website??

Change-Or-Be-Chained said...
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Change-Or-Be-Chained said...

I think by "US Gov't" they mean a small number of people within the Gov't. If you want more evidence, try the Links section. Also, research why/how World Trade Center Building 7 fell textbook demolition style in the afternoon of 9/11. The demolition chemical thermite was found at all the "collapsed" locations. You have to be willing to do research on your own. People, I think, at this stage in the game, aren't much interested in spoon-feeding. I continue to believe that the majority of gov't at all levels from local to federal are well-intentioned. Unfortunately, I feel the bad-intentioned minority are the folks with most of the money, hence, the continuation of more and more problems.
http://change-or-be-chained.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=125x93668

Anonymous said...

You folks are clinically ill. You are deathly afraid of terrorists (as you should be) but you believe that there is no way you
can defend yourself from them. This sense of helplessness causes you transfer the anger away from the terrorists to something you think you can control, namely GWB. Your psychosis is so deep that you refuse to acknowledge reality even when the evidence can be seen with your own two eyes (such as ignoring the pentagon security cameras that caught a few frames of the plane hitting the pentagon - easily found by google - yet alone all the surviving family members of the dead passenger victims.) You may seek shelter in the fact that there are maybe thousands (millions?) of people who agree with your hypothesis of 9-11 being an evil GWB/oil/military complex/gub-mint conspiracy. But just like pediphiles can find like-thinking people on the WWW, that doesn't mean that you are mentally stable. I'm here to tell you that you are sick in the head and need some meds or counseling. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transference for your diagnosis.

Another way out of your illness is to realize that there are way's to protect yourself from terrorists. That way is to support the nation, military, and president in the war against radical Islam. How about trying to confront the radicals in your local community that support Hezbollah and Hamas in local pro-palestinian rallys? How about working in a food bank for soldiers so that they can afford to stay in the army and fight against terrorists who want to kill you. With acts like this you can be a help to our country instead of giving aid and comfort to Osmam Bin Laden like you are doing with writing notes of support to this disturbing blog.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

The Instant Conspiracy Theory
Morgan Reynolds — July 28, 2006

The Instant Conpiracy Theory
Morgan Reynolds, Former Bush official, 7/28/06

The worst terrorist attack in history came nearly five years ago on September 11, 2001 and it traumatized America. Most people were caught off-guard, including the defense establishment (apparently), but counterterrorism experts and government officials quickly appeared on TV to finger the perpetrators. A Fox anchorman even solved it within a minute of the second hit: “We just saw on live television as the second plane flew into the second tower of the World Trade Center. Now given what has been going on around the world, some of the key suspects come to mind: Osama bin Laden.”

Osama bin Laden and his Arab hijackers! Yeah, that’s the ticket. Case closed. Mighty fine work. No one asked embarrassing questions like, how could all the talking heads reach the same conclusion in minutes? They seemed to know so much after the attacks, nothing before. Why were “independent experts” and government officials so uniform in identifying the same guy? Where was their proof, except of course, al-Sugami’s paper passport planted, er, found on the sidewalk a few blocks away before a tower fell. It must have jumped out of his pocket, maneuvered through the crashing Boeing, survived the fireball and floated down to the sidewalk unmarred.

The crimes were barely over and everyone knew it was OBL. It was a breathtaking display of media power. The tale sold like free watermelon in August: a couple of guys in caves pulled off a sophisticated attack halfway around the world using not-very-clever Islamic extremists who encountered little or no resistance along the way. The ease in solving the crime of the 21st century made TV programs like CSI and Law and Order look slow in taking 45 minutes to solve crimes.

Within 72 hours in a multi-faith prayer service at the National Cathedral President Bush declared, “The conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way and at an hour of our choosing.” Or, from today’s vantage point it seems “the conflict” will never end. After all, an enemy is necessary to feed the military-industrial complex and the global domination project. Bush invoked the “warm courage of national unity” and that day the Senate voted 98-0 and the House 420-1 to authorize Bush to use "all necessary and appropriate force" to retaliate against the alleged terrorists. This emotional outpouring of religiosity and national zeal put skeptics on notice: shut up. The OBL tale was the sacred orthodoxy. That it was unproven and has now been proven a Big Lie are details that do not matter.

While the zeal may have cooled, government and its controlled media cling more tightly than ever to an unproven conspiracy theory. Evidence to the contrary can hardly be tolerated but still, like most instant products, the official theory is wearing poorly. No real investigation was ever conducted and the FBI was even forced to admit in June that OBL is not wanted for the 9/11 murders because it has no “hard evidence” that he was involved.

Yet public challenge to the instant conspiracy theory remains heretical. Powerful people like Vice President Dick Cheney and former CIA chief and current Texas A&M University President Robert M. Gates, for example, denounce any suggestion of government complicity in the events of 9/11 as “beyond the pale.” Evidence like the 6.6-second demolition of WTC building 7 and an 18-foot hole in the Pentagon that supposedly swallowed a Boeing 757 is dismissed as “nutball” stuff.

Why would anyone believe the government’s self-serving tale of 9/11? Without evidence? Beats me. It says something about our collective gullibility, stupidity and fear, doesn’t it? The government is a proven liar on controversial issues, especially war and pretexts for war. Let’s hope that reason and facts triumph over the prevailing (i.e., the government's) nutball conspiracy theory.
http://www.nomoregames.net/printer_friendly.php?page=911&subpage1=instant_conspiracy_theory

Anonymous said...

to the anonymous above,
If you think you see a plane in the frames released by the Pentagon, you are the one that is clinically ill.

fromthenoosphere said...

Anonymous said: "You folks are clinically ill." As a physician trained in both alternative and conventional medicine, the healthiest patients I see are those who have the wisdom to question authority when it comes to their healthcare, and to their politics. Your comment reminded me of a joke on Slide #183 from Prof. Steve Jones' Q & A slide presentation.
Two pigs break down the fence and escape while saying "yep, if we stay here the farmers will kill and eat us," while the two others at the trough say "they still believe in that silly conspiracy theory."
WARNING: Do not google Steve Jones Guestions and Answers to find the joke, as you may encounter real facts about 9/11 that may expand your limited worldview, and that may really make you mentally unstable.

NC 911 Truth said...

Robert Fisk Reports From Lebanon on the Israeli Bombing of Qana That Killed 57, Including 37 Children:
"You know, this has been going on for more than two weeks now. I’m traveling around the south, increasingly outraged at what I see, as a human being. And I’m not a Muslim. I’m not a Muslim. And I keep saying to myself, “If I was a Muslim, how much more outraged might I be?” I turned to an American friend of mine tonight back in Beirut before I came home, and I said, “You know, I’ve been watching this now for more than two weeks, and there's going to be another 9/11.” There’s going to be another 9/11, and then we’re going to hear all the usual claptrap about how it’s good versus evil, and they hate us because we’re good and democratic, and they hate our values, and all the other material that comes out of the rear end of a bull that your president and my prime minister talk.
What’s going on in southern Lebanon is an outrage. It’s an atrocity. The idea that more than 600 civilians must die because three Israeli soldiers were killed and two were captured on the border by the Hezbollah on July 12, my 60th birthday -- I’ve spent 30 years of my life watching this, this filth now, you know -- is outrageous. It’s against all morality to suggest that 600 innocent civilians must die for this. There is no other country in the world that could get away with this."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14294.htm

Change-Or-Be-Chained said...

Can someone come over and help me? I seem to be trapped in this beautiful white jacket some folks gave me today.
Sincerely,
Clint Ickly Il
http://change-or-be-chained.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Osama bin Laden and his Arab hijackers! Yeah, that’s the ticket. Case closed. Mighty fine work. No one asked embarrassing questions like, how could all the talking heads reach the same conclusion in minutes?

Oh so now the hosts of all the morning talk shows were in on the conspiracy. UhhHuhhh.

Why would anyone believe the government’s self-serving tale of 9/11? Without evidence?

Uhh, there's no evidence that OBL and thugs did 9/11? UhhHuhhh.

If you think you see a plane in the frames released by the Pentagon, you are the one that is clinically ill.

So how mentally fit R U when you ignore all the freeking burning airplane parts and dead passengers?

As a physician trained in both alternative and conventional medicine

Sounds like you've been smoking too much of your alternative medicine Doc.

Robert Fisk Reports From Lebanon

Let me get this straight, you're referencing a person whose name is used as a verb in wikipedia that means "idiot talking"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisking

Change-Or-Be-Chained said...

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."- George Orwell

Sleep well COBC (aka leech, parasite, sponge)


Now it's time to say farwell because if I waste any more time on you then I deserve to be admitted to the ward also. Also someting about "he who argues with fools...

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Third of Americans suspect 9-11 government conspiracy
By THOMAS HARGROVE, Scripps Howard News Service, 8/1/06
http://www.scrippsnews.com/911poll

More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.

The national survey of 1,010 adults also found that anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they "personally are more angry" at the government than they used to be.

Widespread resentment and alienation toward the national government appears to be fueling a growing acceptance of conspiracy theories about the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Suspicions that the 9/11 attacks were "an inside job" _ the common phrase used by conspiracy theorists on the Internet _ quickly have become nearly as popular as decades-old conspiracy theories that the federal government was responsible for President John F. Kennedy's assassination and that it has covered up proof of space aliens.

Seventy percent of people who give credence to these theories also say they've become angrier with the federal government than they used to be.

Thirty-six percent of respondents overall said it is "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that federal officials either participated in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or took no action to stop them "because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East."

"One out of three sounds high, but that may very well be right," said Lee Hamilton, former vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also called the 9/11 commission.) His congressionally appointed investigation concluded that federal officials bungled their attempts to prevent, but did not participate in, the attacks by al Qaeda five years ago.

"A lot of people I've encountered believe the U.S. government was involved," Hamilton said. "Many say the government planned the whole thing. Of course, we don't think the evidence leads that way at all."

The poll also found that 16 percent of Americans speculate that secretly planted explosives, not burning passenger jets, were the real reason the massive twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed.

Conspiracy groups for at least two years have also questioned why the World Trade Center collapsed when fires that heavily damaged similar skyscrapers around the world did not cause such destruction. Sixteen percent said it's "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that "the collapse of the twin towers in New York was aided by explosives secretly planted in the two buildings."

Twelve percent suspect the Pentagon was struck by a military cruise missile in 2001 rather than by an airliner captured by terrorists.

That lower percentage may result from an effort by the conservative Washington-based Judicial Watch advocacy group to debunk the claim. The group filed claims under the Freedom of Information Act and got two fill loops released from Pentagon security cameras.

"Some people claim they can't see anything, but I see a plane hitting the Pentagon at incredibly high speed," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "I see the nose of the plane clearly entering the frame of one video and the tail of the plane entering the Pentagon in the other video."

Many conspiracy Web sites have posted the video loops and report the films are inconclusive or were manipulated by the government.

"Some folks will never be convinced," Fitton said. "But I'm hoping that these videos will dissuade reasonable people from falling into a trap with these conspiracy theories."

University of Florida law professor Mark Fenster, author of the book "Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture," said the poll's findings reflect public anger at the unpopular Iraq war, realization that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction and growing doubts of the veracity of the Bush administration.

"What has amazed me is not that there are conspiracy theories, but that they didn't seem to be getting any purchase among the American public until the last year or so," Fenster said. "Although the Iraq war was not directly related to the 9/11 attacks, people are now looking back at 9/11 with much more skepticism than they used to."

Conspiracy-believing participants in the poll agree their suspicions are recent.

"I certainly didn't think of conspiracies when 9/11 first happened," said Elaine Tripp, 62, of Tabernacle, N.J. "I don't know if President Bush was aware of the exact time it was going to happen. But he certainly didn't do enough to stop it. Bush was so intent on having his own little war."

Garrett Johnson, 19, of Manassas, Va., said it was "well after the fact" before he started questioning the official explanation of the attacks. "But then people I know started talking about it. And the Internet had a lot to do with this. After reading all of the different articles there, I started to think we weren't being told the truth."

The Scripps Survey Research Center at Ohio University has tracked the level of resentment people feel toward the federal government since 1995, starting shortly after Timothy McVeigh bombed the federal building in Oklahoma City. Forty-seven percent then said they, personally, feel "more angry at the federal government" than they used to. That percentage dropped to 42 percent in 1997, 34 percent in 1998 and only 12 percent shortly after 9/11 during the groundswell of patriotism and support for the government after the attacks.

But the new survey found that 77 percent say their friends and acquaintances have become angrier with government recently and 54 percent say they, themselves, have become angrier _ both record levels.

The survey also found that people who regularly use the Internet but who do not regularly use so-called "mainstream" media are significantly more likely to believe in 9/11 conspiracies. People who regularly read daily newspapers or listen to radio newscasts were especially unlikely to believe in the conspiracies.

"We know that there are a lot of people now asking questions," said Janice Matthews, executive director of 911Truth.org, one of the most sophisticated Internet sites raising doubts about official explanations of the attacks. "We didn't have the Internet after Pearl Harbor, the Gulf of Tonkin or the Kennedy assassination. But we live in different times now."

Matthews' Web site averaged 4,000 "hits" a day last year, but currently has at least 12,000 visits every 24 hours. The site, according to its online policy statement, is dedicated to showing the public that "elements within the U.S. government must have orchestrated or participated in the execution of the attacks for these to have happened the way in which they did."

Participants in the poll were asked to respond to "several serious accusations that some people have made against the federal government in recent years." Five conspiracy theories were described and participants were asked if each was "very likely, somewhat likely or unlikely."

The level of suspicion of U.S. official involvement in a 9/11 conspiracy was only slightly behind the 40 percent who suspect "officials in the federal government were directly responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy" and the 38 percent who believe "the federal government is withholding proof of the existence of intelligent life from other planets."

The poll found that a majority of young adults give at least some credence to a 9/11 conspiracy compared to less than a fourth of people 65 or older. Members of racial and ethnic minorities, people with only a high school education and Democrats were especially likely to suspect federal involvement in 9/11.

The survey was conducted by telephone from July 6-24 at the Scripps Survey Research Center at the University of Ohio under a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

fromthenoosphere said...

Oh Noooo.... Looks like the Neocon Trolls have found us (to use a HuffPost term), so I guess it means this site has really arrived. At the risk of being labeled a witch, anybody got a wand we can shove up its nose ala Harry Potter? Sometimes when the truth doesn't work, some magic maybe in order.

Hmmm... last I heard the FBI doesn't have 9/11 listed as a reason for OBL being on the most wanted list due to lack of evidence. Seems like all the morning talk show hosts missed that one, too.

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm hooked. This place is attracting me like the morbid fascination of a car wreck in slo mo. I'm sure there is a psycological white paper here ripe for the picking.

More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them

33% sounds like the percentage of hard core LLL who voted for gore&kerry and who are now suffering Kos-induced BDS. No need for a show of hands here among you folks who possess the 3 above-mentioned afflictions.

I'll refuse to engage in any conversations about your so-called 911-truth "evidence" but I am very interested in understanding how you folks descended into your various states of psychosis. At the least, I'm sure I'll get some hilarious stories for the other guys at lunch. If I'm really lucky, maybe you folks will bare yourself enough that I'll get a hat-tip at LGF out of it.

So hey, by all means, everybody please tell me your reality of the whole 9/11 chain of events.

Change-Or-Be-Chained said...
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fromthenoosphere said...

Anonymous said: I'll refuse to engage in any conversations about your so-called 911-truth "evidence"

Ok, sorry, if you want a fact-free zone, you'll have to go to Faux News.

Change-Or-Be-Chained said...

Anonymous writes
"Change-Or-Be-Chained said...
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.- George Orwell
Sleep well COBC (aka leech, parasite, sponge)"

OK, what in Alluh's name are you talking about? And why the childish name-calling? Do you like "rough men" because I know a few that would like to meet you. 85% of those men are from the economic bottom 10%, sound fair to you?
If you'd like to take me on, Bring It, I've already destroyed Stephen Hawkings mind, I don't mind destroying another. I call him Steffen, he hates that. Be sure to fill me in on the lunch time laugh.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon
Allegations Brought to Inspectors General
The Washington Post, August 2, 2006

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/01/AR2006080101300.html

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Just announced, go to 911blogger.com for more info:

Webster Tarpley will be on Mike Malloy's Air America radio show tomorrow evening.

Randi Rhodes was talking about 9/11 today as well (the Vanity Fair article and the Washington Post article)

It looks like the media silence is starting to cave in.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Statement Regarding Pentagon’s Alleged Deception
Jersey Girls, August 4, 2006

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Mandate of the 9/11 Commission

The 9/11 Independent Commission was established by law to “... ascertain, evaluate, and report on the evidence developed by all relevant governmental agencies regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding the attacks; ...“make a full and complete accounting of the circumstances surrounding the attacks, and the extent of the United States' preparedness for, and immediate response to, the attacks...”

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Recent stories in the Washington Post, the New York Times, as well as the release of the transcripts of the NORAD tapes in Vanity Fair, clearly show that the 9/11 Commission failed in its duties.

According to current reports, the Commission knew that it had been deceived by NORAD. In May 2003, representatives of NORAD testified, in full regalia, before the 9/11 Commission equipped with an easel and visual aids to highlight NORAD’s timeline for the day of 9/11. In June 2004, NORAD testified again, changing its previous testimony. The new timeline blamed the lack of military response on late notification by the FAA. The Commissioners never determined or explained why there was a discrepancy between the two sets of testimonies. Governor Kean is quoted in the Washington Post article as saying "we, to this day don't know why NORAD told us what they told us, it was just so far from the truth ... It's one of those loose ends that never got tied".

The fact that the Commission did not see fit to tie up all loose ends in their final report or to hold those who came before them accountable for lying and/or making misleading statements puts into question the veracity of the entire Commission’s report. Individuals who came before the Commission to testify, after NORAD’s appearance, had no reason to state the truth. It was abundantly clear that there would be no repercussions for any misrepresentations.

Furthermore, the lack of tenacity and curiosity, by the Commissioners themselves, to determine why NORAD had deceived them is unconscionable. Knowing full well that the lack of military response was such a critical failure, begs the question of whether that same lack of tenacity and curiosity was applied to other critical areas of the 9/11 investigation.

We fought to establish the 9/11 Independent Commission because we believed that American citizens would be better served if our nation’s vulnerabilities were uncovered and then fixed.

Unfortunately, once again the failure to fully and properly investigate all areas, not follow all leads and not address the need for accountability, whether it be bureaucrats lying at a hearing or personnel with questionable performance of assigned duties, continues to leave this Nation and its citizens vulnerable and at risk.

The 9/11 Commission was derelict in its duties. What we needed from them was a thorough investigation into the events of September 11th. Inexcusably, five years later, we still do.


Patty Casazza

Monica Gabrielle

Mindy Kleinberg

Lorie Van Auken

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Book: Sept. 11 Panel Doubted Officials
San Francisco Gate, 8/4/06
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2006/08/04/national/w124141D43.DTL

The Sept. 11 commission was so frustrated with repeated misstatements by the Pentagon and FAA about their response to the 2001 terror attacks that it considered an investigation into possible deception, the panel's chairmen say in a new book.

Republican Thomas Kean and Democrat Lee Hamilton also say in "Without Precedent" that their panel was too soft in questioning former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani — and that the 20-month investigation may have suffered for it.

The book, a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation, recounts obstacles the authors say were thrown up by the Bush administration, internal disputes over President Bush's use of the attacks as a reason for invading Iraq, and the way the final report avoided questioning whether U.S. policy in the Middle East may have contributed to the attacks.

Kean and Hamilton said the commission found it mind-boggling that authorities had asserted during hearings that their air defenses had reacted quickly and were prepared to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93, which appeared headed toward Washington.

In fact, the commission determined — after it subpoenaed audiotapes and e-mails of the sequence of events — that the shootdown order did not reach North American Aerospace Command pilots until after all of the hijacked planes had crashed.

The book states that commission staff, "exceedingly frustrated" by what they thought could be deception, proposed a full review into why the FAA and the Pentagon's NORAD had presented inaccurate information. That ultimately could have led to sanctions.

Due to a lack of time, the panel ultimately referred the matter to the inspectors general at the Pentagon and Transportation Department. Both are preparing reports, spokesmen said this week.

"Fog of war could explain why some people were confused on the day of 9/11, but it could not explain why all of the after-action reports, accident investigations and public testimony by FAA and NORAD officials advanced an account of 9/11 that was untrue," the book states.

The questioning of Giuliani was considered by Kean and Hamilton "a low point" in the commission's examination of witnesses during public hearings. "We did not ask tough questions, nor did we get all of the information we needed to put on the public record," they wrote.

Commission members backed off, Kean and Hamilton said, after drawing criticism in newspaper editorials for sharp questioning of New York fire and police officials at earlier hearings. The editorials said the commission was insensitive to the officials' bravery on the day of the attacks.

"It proved difficult, if not impossible, to raise hard questions about 9/11 in New York without it being perceived as criticism of the individual police and firefighters or of Mayor Giuliani," Kean and Hamilton said.

Congress established the commission in 2002 to investigate government missteps leading to the Sept. 11 attacks. Its 567-page unanimous report, which was released in July 2004 and became a national best seller, does not blame Bush or former President Clinton but does say they failed to make anti-terrorism a high priority before the attacks.

The panel of five Republicans and five Democrats also concluded that the Sept. 11 attacks would not be the nation's last, noting that al-Qaida had tried for at least 10 years to acquire weapons of mass destruction.

In their book, which goes on sale Aug. 15, Kean and Hamilton recap obstacles they say the panel faced in putting out a credible report in a presidential election year, including fights for access to government documents and an effort to reach unanimity.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Survey says some are suspicious about 9-11
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel,Aug. 6, 2006
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=480683
Driving around Milwaukee with a bumper sticker that reads "9/11 - The Big Lie," Rob Steinhofer gets a steady stream of hostile stares and obscene gestures.


But it was a drive to New York City for hearings before the federal commission investigating the 2001 terrorist attacks that convinced Steinhofer his government was engaged in a coverup.

"This is serious stuff, man," the 51-year-old engineer and musician said of his membership in Scholars for 9/11 Truth.

The organization contends that U.S. government officials were involved in bringing down the World Trade Center, or at least allowed it to happen, as a ruse for waging war in the Middle East.

Critics of the conspiracy theory have lashed out, trying to pressure the University of Wisconsin-Madison to fire faculty member Kevin Barrett because of his involvement with Scholars for Truth and his plans to include conspiracy theories in a class he is teaching on Islam.

Scripps Howard News Service found that more than one-third of the people answering its survey had suspicions about the U.S. government's role in the terrorist attacks.

The telephone poll of 1,010 adults, conducted at the Scripps Survey Research Center at Ohio University from July 6 to 24, has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

"We're not, by any means, an isolated fringe group anymore," said Steinhofer, a leader of the Milwaukee Accordion Club.

Others who have enlisted in Scholars for Truth include a 73-year-old economist and former Republican, a Minnesota scientist-turned-political-activist and the son of a UW-Madison basketball coach.

Though none of them has faced threats to their employment as Barrett has, some have experienced alienation or backlash because of political beliefs most Americans find objectionable.

"Funny looks, sharp questions: Things like that go with the territory," said Michael Andregg, a professor in St. Paul, Minn., who studied genetics before deciding that war was a bigger threat to humanity than disease.

'False-flag' assertion

Although not ready to say U.S. officials carried out the attacks, Andregg said evidence suggests that the World Trade Center was brought down by internal explosions rather than by hijacked airliners.

"It looks a lot like a false-flag operation," the 54-year-old professor said, using a term usually applied to tactics intended to provoke war.

Among other assertions by the Scholars for Truth: that the towers collapsed too easily for steel skyscrapers; that U.S. air defenses responded too slowly once hijackings were reported; and that the government has withheld evidence crucial to a full investigation.

Outside the "9-11 truth movement," such arguments are mocked by many who support the government's investigation showing that Islamic extremists flew hijacked airliners into the twin towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Scotty Hettenbach, a UW-Milwaukee student whose father is an assistant to UW-Madison basketball head coach Bo Ryan, has drawn similar reactions on the Milwaukee campus while circulating fliers that question the government's role in Sept. 11.

"It's a coping mechanism for people to say, 'Hey, you're just a kook,' " said Hettenbach, 20, who joined the group last year.

The controversial group's Web site lists more than 200 members from throughout the academic world, as well as other professional backgrounds and assorted political organizations.

A bit reluctant to talk
Ben Seeling, 18, of Spring Valley, Wis., who joined as a recent high school graduate, said he has grown somewhat reluctant to discuss his Sept. 11 theories after some friends called him "ridiculous."

Seeling said he believes the U.S. government knew in advance of the terrorist attacks and perhaps orchestrated the devastation to justify the invasion of Iraq and other military missions.

"It's a lot to swallow," he said. "It's definitely something people would rather not hear about."

Until recently, Daniel Orr was a staunch Republican and conservative. Now living in Frankfort, Mich., the 73-year-old retiree shares his Sept. 11 conspiracy beliefs at church gatherings and elsewhere.

"I get responses that range from 'stunned' to 'outrage,' " he said. "My assessment is that this is not something that's gained adequate traction."

Andregg, who teaches at the University of Minnesota and at the private University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said he always cautions students that his opinions about Sept. 11 should not automatically be accepted as fact.

Thomas Rochon, executive vice president of the University of St. Thomas, said administrators would never try to muzzle Andregg, even if they personally disagreed with his politics.

"He's an interesting and colorful personality," Rochon said. "We don't want to be monochromatic. And with Michael here, we won't be."

BLKNIGHT18 said...

An indictment of Mr. Conspiracy
Some Internet sites say Oliver Stone's 'WTC' fails to address what really happened on 9/11.
The Los Angeles Times, August 8, 2006
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-conspiracy8aug08,1,463788.story?track=crosspromo&coll=la-headlines-entnews&ctrack=1&cset=true

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Scholars for 9/11 truth founder Jim Fetzer on CNBC - 10pm Eastern - TONIGHT
8 August 2006
Interview: Jim Fetzer will appear on
"The Big Idea" with Donny Deutch
CNBC, 10 PM/1 AM/ET (9 PM/Midnight/CT)

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Presbyterian Church publishes 9/11 conspiracy theory
Malaysia Sun, 8th August, 2006
http://story.malaysiasun.com/p.x/ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/7cca827f00576d2a/

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s publishing arm has released a book that says President Bush organized New York's Sept. 11 attacks.

The decision by the 160-year-old Westminster John Knox Press, the trade and academic publishing imprint of the Presbyterian Publishing Corp., to attribute the attacks on the World Trade Center brings into the U.S. religious mainstream a conspiracy theory long held by the world's jihadists.

In 'Christian Faith and the Truth behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action,' author David Ray Griffin calls the United States the world's 'chief embodiment of demonic power, says he initially scoffed at 9/11 conspiracy theories.

But after investigating he concluded that the Twin Towers were brought down by controlled demolition, military personnel were given stand-down orders not to intercept hijacked flights and the 9/11 Commission, ostensibly created to uncover the truth behind the events of 9/11, 'simply ignored evidence' that the administration was involved in the attacks.

Griffin further asserts that such events such as that of 9/11 are part of a long history of 'false-flag attacks,' attacks orchestrated by governments against their own people to garner popular support for military action.

Griffin is a professor at California's Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University, and a codirector of the Center for Process Studies.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

David Ray Griffin - Scarborough Country - TONIGHT 8/9/06
Scarborough Country

9pm Eastern - MSNBC

Anonymous said...

The truth is in Chicago.
http://www.suntimes.com/output/roeper/cst-nws-roep08.html

BLKNIGHT18 said...

The Government's 9/11 Facade is Crumbling
opednews.com, 8/10/06
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_john_per_060810_the_government_s_9_2f1.htm

First things first:

Any time two or more people are knowingly involved in the commission of a crime, there is, by definition, a conspiracy. This is not a theory, folks. It's a stone-cold, undeniable fact. So the real question about 9/11 is not whether there was a conspiracy, but indeed exactly who the conspirators are.

It really is this simple:

1) Either 19 guys with box cutters, led by a guy hiding in a cave in Afghanistan, were able to hijack four major airliners, fly them with expert precision (even though flight instructors say they could barely even fly Cessnas), avoid the most sophisticated air defense system in the history of the world and hit three of four targets in New York and Washington, killing nearly 3000 people and thus pulling off history's most spectacular terrorist attack,
Or:
2) A rouge criminal element within our own government, with the means, motive and standing to benefit tremendously, both financially and politically, either helped to make it happen or fully orchestrated it themselves.

By the way, about that guy hiding in the cave in Afghanistan that supposedly led the hijackers: In June of this year, when questioned about why Osama bin Laden's wanted poster did not mention the 9/11 attacks, an official from the FBI stated that they had "no hard evidence" of his involvement (Google "FBI no hard evidence"). [...]

timber said...

Anonymous--

I understand the comfort of living according to a script and believing that you are always right, regardless of the consequences for your loved ones, not to mention the nation and the world.

I also understand that it's a symptom of sociopathy not to care, or to WANT to believe in rationalizations for torture, illegal arrests and detentions, illegal invasions, and other affronts to a Constitutional republic simply because the people responsible for these policies are people you identify with.

Unfortunately, neither your own peace of mind or your particular form of cognitive dissonance justify the actions of this government, whether there's a D or an R behind the name of the person in the White House.

We owe it to our nation, to the victims of 9/11 and its attendant atrocities, and to ourselves to ask questions and demand answers, even if those answers are inconvenient and conflict with the reality you've created in your own mind.

Anonymous said...

Timbermonkey said...
"We owe it to our nation, to the victims of 9/11 and its attendant atrocities, and to ourselves to ask questions and demand answers"

You dishonor and denigrate the victims of 9/11 with your paranoid delusions. The cult of "911Tuth" places you arm-in-arm with the slugs who deny the holocaust.

Look in the mirror and recognize the blackness that you've descended into. Leave this blog and get professional help. I'm not kidding.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

anonymous, a more accurate parallel to WW2 would be that those who enabled Hitler by allowing him to get away with the false flag operations of the Reichstag and the Poland radio station are arm-in-arm with those who have enabled Bush to get away with the 9/11 false flag operation and the subsequent lie of WMD to invade Iraq.

Anonymous said...

The fun was short lived, I'm outta here. I've made my case for you people to seek professional help. Hopefully some day you'll realize what a dark hole you have crawled into.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Expertise of Philip Zelikow, who ran the investigation of the 9/11 Commission:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_D._Zelikow


Prof. Zelikow's area of academic expertise is the creation and maintenance of, in his words, “public myths” or “public presumptions,” which he defines as “beliefs (1) thought to be true (although not necessarily known to be true with certainty), and (2) shared in common within the relevant political community." In his academic work and elsewhere he has taken a special interest in what he has called “‘searing’ or ‘molding’ events [that] take on ‘transcendent’ importance and, therefore, retain their power even as the experiencing generation passes from the scene. In the United States, beliefs about the formation of the nation and the Constitution remain powerful today, as do beliefs about slavery and the Civil War. World War II, Vietnam, and the civil rights struggle are more recent examples.” He has noted that “a history’s narrative power is typically linked to how readers relate to the actions of individuals in the history; if readers cannot make a connection to their own lives, then a history may fail to engage them at all” ("Thinking about Political History," Miller Center Report [Winter 1999], pp. 5-7).

Anonymous said...

Flippin' crackpots.

BLKNIGHT18 said...

Gullible Americans
By Paul Craig Roberts, 08/14/06
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14531.htm

I was in China when a July Harris Poll reported that 50 percent of Americans still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when Bush invaded that country, and that 64 percent of Americans still believe that Saddam Hussein had strong links with Al Qaeda.

The Chinese leaders and intellectuals with whom I was meeting were incredulous. How could a majority of the population in an allegedly free country with an allegedly free press be so totally misinformed?

The only answer I could give the Chinese is that Americans would have been the perfect population for Mao and the Gang of Four, because Americans believe anything their government tells them.

Americans never check any facts. Who do you know, for example, who has even read the Report of the 9/11 Commission, much less checked the alleged facts reported in that document. I can answer for you. You don’t know anyone who has read the report or checked the facts.

The two co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission Report, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, have just released a new book, “Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.” Kean and Hamilton reveal that the commission suppressed the fact that Muslim ire toward the US is due to US support for Israel’s persecution and dispossession of the Palestinians, not to our “freedom and democracy” as Bush propagandistically claims. Kean and Hamilton also reveal that the US military committed perjury and lied about its failure to intercept the hijacked airliners. The commission even debated referring the military’s lies to the Justice Department for criminal investigation. Why should we assume that these admissions are the only coverups and lies in the 9/11 Commission Report?

How do you know that 9/11 was a Muslim terrorist plot? How do you know that three World Trade Center buildings collapsed because two were hit by airliners? You only “know” because the government gave you the explanation of what you saw on TV. (Did you even know that three WTC buildings collapsed?)

I still remember the enlightenment I experienced as a student in Russian Studies when I learned that the Czarist secret police would set off bombs and then blame those whom they wanted to arrest..

When Hitler seized dictatorial power in 1933, he told the Germans that his new powers were made necessary by a communist terrorist attack on the Reichstag. When Hitler started World War II by invading Poland, he told the Germans that Poland had crossed the frontier and attacked Germany.

Governments lie all the time--especially governments staffed by neoconservatives whose intellectual godfather, Leo Strauss, taught them that it is permissible to deceive the public in order to achieve their agenda.

Some readers will write to me to say that they saw a TV documentary or read a magazine article verifying the government’s explanation of 9/11. But, of course, these Americans did not check the facts either--and neither did the people who made the documentary and wrote the magazine article.

Scientists and engineers, such as Clemson University Professor of Engineering Dr. Judy Woods and BYU Professor of Physics Dr. Steven Jones, have raised compelling questions about the official account of the collapse of the three WTC buildings. The basic problem for the government's account is that the buildings are known to have fallen at free fall speed, a fact that is inconsistent with the government's "pancaking" theory in which debris from above collapsed the floors below. If the buildings actually "pancaked," then each floor below would have offered resistance to the floors above, and the elapsed time would have been much longer. These experts have also calculated that the buildings did not have sufficient gravitational energy to accommodate the government's theory of the collapse. It is certainly a known and non-controversial fact among physicists and engineers that the only way buildings can collapse at free fall speed into their own footprints is by engineered demolition. Explosives are used to remove the support of floors below before the debris from above arrives. Otherwise, resistance is encountered and the time required for fall increases. Engineered demolition also explains the symmetrical collapse of the buildings into their own foot prints. As it is otherwise improbable for every point in floors below to weaken uniformly, "pancaking" would result in asymmetrical collapse as some elements of the floor would give sooner than others.

Scientific evidence is a tough thing for the American public to handle, and the government knows it. The government can rely on people dismissing things that they cannot understand as "conspiracy theory." But if you are inclined to try to make up your own mind, you can find Dr. Jones' and Dr. Woods’ papers, which have been formally presented to their peers at scientific meetings, on line at http://www.st911.org/

Experts have also pointed out that the buildings' massive steel skeletons comprised a massive heat sink that wicked away the heat from the limited, short-lived fires, thus preventing a heat buildup. Experts also point out that the short-lived, scattered, low-intensity fires could barely reach half the melting point of steel even if they burned all day instead of merely an hour.

Don't ask me to tell you what happened on 9/11. All I know is that the official account of the buildings' collapse is improbable.

Now we are being told another improbable tale. Muslim terrorists in London and Pakistan were caught plotting to commit mass murder by smuggling bottles of explosive liquids on board airliners in hand luggage. Baby formula, shampoo and water bottles allegedly contained the tools of suicide bombers.

How do we know about this plot? Well, the police learned it from an “Islamic militant arrested near the Afghan-Pakistan border several weeks ago.” And how did someone so far away know what British-born people in London were plotting?

Do you really believe that Western and Israeli intelligence services, which were too incompetent to prevent the 9/11 attack, can uncover a London plot by capturing a person on the Afghan border in Pakistan? Why would “an Islamic militant” rat on such a plot even if he knew of it?

More probable explanations of the “plot” are readily available. According to the August 11 Wayne Madsen Report, informed sources in the UK report that “the Tony Blair government, under siege by a Labor Party revolt, cleverly cooked up a new ‘terror’ scare to avert the public’s eyes away from Blair’s increasing political woes. British law enforcement, neocon and intelligence operatives in the US, Israel, and Britain, and Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire cooked up the terrorist plot, liberally borrowing from the failed 1995 ‘Oplan Bjinka’ plot by Pakistan- and Philippines-based terrorist Ramzi Ahmad Yousef to crash 11 trans-Pacific airliners bound from Asia to the US.”

There are other plausible explanations. For example, our puppet in Pakistan decided to arrest some people who were a threat to him. With Bush’s commitment to “building democracy in the Middle East,” our puppet can’t arrest his political enemies without cause, so he lays the blame on a plot.

Any testimony against Muslim plotters by “an Islamic militant” is certain to have been bought and paid for.

Or consider this explanation. Under the Nuremberg standard, Bush and Blair are war criminals. Bush is so worried that he will be held accountable that he has sent his attorney general to consult with the Republican Congress to work out legislation to protect Bush retroactively from his violations of the Geneva Conventions.

Tony Blair is in more danger of finding himself in the dock. Britain is signatory to a treaty that, if justice is done, will place Blair before the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

What better justification for the two war criminals’ illegal actions than the need to foil dastardly plots by Muslims recruited in sting operations by Western intelligence services? The more Bush and Blair can convince their publics that terrorist danger abounds, the less likely Bush and Blair are ever to be held accountable for their crimes.

But surely, some readers might object, our great moral leaders wouldn’t do something political like that!

They most certainly would. As Joshua Micah Marshall wrote in the July 7 issue of Time magazine, the suspicion is “quite reasonable” that “the Bush Administration orchestrates its terror alerts and arrests to goose the GOP’s poll numbers.”

Joshua Micah Marshall proves his conclusion by examining the barrage of color-coded terror alerts, none of which were real, and, yes, it all fits with political needs.

And don’t forget the plot unearthed in Miami to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago. Described by Vice President Cheney as a “very real threat,” the plot turned out to be nothing more than a few harmless whackos recruited by an FBI agent sent out to organize a sting.

There was also the “foiled plot” to blow up the Holland Tunnel and flood downtown New York City with sea water. Thinking New Orleans, the FBI invented this plot without realizing that New York City is above sea level. Of course, most Americans didn’t realize it either.

For six years the Bush regime has been able to count on the ignorant and naive American public to believe whatever tale that is told them. American gullibility has yet to fail the Bush regime.

The government has an endless number of conspiracy theories, but only people who question the government’s conspiracies are derided for “having a conspiracy theory.”

The implication is even worse if we assume that the explosive bottle plot is genuine. It means that America and Britain by their own aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, and by enabling Israel’s war crimes in Palestine and Lebanon, have created such hatred that Muslims, who identify with Bush’s, Blair’s, and Israel’s victims, are plotting retaliation.

But Bush is prepared. He has taught his untutored public that “they hate us for our freedom and democracy.”

Gentle reader, wise up. The entire world is laughing at you.

Dr. Roberts is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Ronald Reagan.

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