Under The Radar Media
In an interview given to Arab Voices, a Pacifica radio program, anti-war activist Denis Halliday was on to discuss President Obama’s announcement on the U.S. withdrawal of some of its troops from occupied Iraq. Halliday is a former UN Assistant Secretary General, and former UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq (1997-1998). He resigned after a 34 year career with the UN to free himself of the constraints imposed on him and thereby speak out publicly on the terrible impact of UN economic sanctions on the people of Iraq.
At 49m55s into the interview, Halliday was posed with a question on whether American citizens, given the nation’s current Anti-Muslim hysteria and climate of fear, coupled with the desire to invade Iran should be concerned about the possibility of a false flag terror attack which could be used as another pretext for war.
Halliday anknowledged that Pearl Harbor was invented, as well as used as a pretext for the US to enter World War II, yet admitted that he was not so sure if he believed that 9/11 was the same type of event. Completely sidestepping the issue of a terror attack being used as a pretext to attack Iran, Halliday admitted he was well aware that people doubted the official story of 9/11, yet he could not wrap his mind around the concept that 9/11 could be anything other than Muslim retaliation against US military aggression.
Surprisingly, he seemed to blame 9/11 on Muslim anti-American sentiment over the military presence in Saudi Arabia. The host of Arab Voices, Said, countered that US foreign policy in the Middle East could not have been a justification for the 9/11 attacks as an act made in the name of Islam, since the killing of a human is forbidden according to the Quran.
It is almost unimaginable that someone with the breadth of knowledge of history and current events that Mr. Halliday holds could still be laboring under the delusion of 19 Muslim hijackers with the intent of committing Jihad as being the real culprits of the 9/11 staged media terror event. One must wonder if Mr. Halliday simply hasn’t bothered to review the extensive and exaustive 9/11 research that is easily available, or if he is aware of it but is worried about the stigma of being labeled a “conspiracy theorist,” or worse.
Mr. Halliday’s willingness to promote the government storyline is consistent with the other left leaning individuals and media outlet’s efforts to stifle any unapproved debate on 9/11 and US foreign policy. Liberal funny man John Stewart of the Daily Show recently took a swipe at anyone doubting the 9/11 Commission’s findings as he promoted his ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’.
Dr. Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff from the non-profit national media watchdog group Project Censored have recently been blackballed by the left-leaning Minuteman Media and Washington think tank The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) for suggesting “that the events of September 11th have all the trappings of a potential state crime against democracy.” Project Censored have long been well receieved by the liberal establishment, and has put its reputation on the line for daring to challenge the 9/11 Commission’s findings, and for promoting the controlled demolition theory of World Trade Centers 1, 2 and 7.
David Ray Griffin’s excellent article Left-Leaning Despisers of the 9/11 Truth Movement documents the phenomenon of left-leaning anti-war activists such as Mr. Halliday opposing the war, yet neglecting the very obvious reasons and machinations that got the US into these Middle East quagmires:
The Fear of Being Discredited
You are certainly right to fear that the left would be discredited by being aligned with a conspiracy theory that is scientifically unsupportable and even absurd. It is hard to imagine, however, what could discredit the left more than having many of its recognized leaders endorsing the Bush-Cheney administration’s 9/11 conspiracy theory, especially at a time when more and more scientists and people in relevant professions are pointing out its absurdities.
The Fear of Being Distracted
The second fear – that the focus on a false conspiracy theory has been distracting many people from more important matters – is equally valid. But this fear has been directed toward the wrong conspiracy theory. Nothing has distracted the United States and its allies from issues such as global apartheid, the ecological crisis, nuclear proliferation, and corporate power more than the “war on terror” – with its huge operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, its incessant terror alerts and stories of attacks prevented, and its depletion of our national treasuries. Lying at the root of this so-called war on terror, both historically and as present justification, is the official account of 9/11. So it is, as I wrote in response to Cockburn in Le Monde Diplomatique three years go, “The Truly Distracting 9/11 Conspiracy Theory.”
I recently completed a 15-city tour, presenting a lecture entitled “Is the War in Afghanistan Justified by 9/11?” My hope was that, by providing clear evidence that it is not – because the official account of 9/11 is false from beginning to end – “the 9/11 Truth Movement and more traditional Peace and Anti-War groups [would] be able to combine forces to oppose this illegal and immoral war.” I have written the present essay with the same hope.
President Barack Obama’s recent bizarre statement about “absorbing a terror attack”, along with Senator Lindsey Graham’s outrageous assertions that “there’s going to be an attack,” and “we have to get hit again,” have spurred a false debate on the political left and the right as the mainstream media/banking/military complex appears to be conditioning the public for a host of horrible events.
Under the Radar Media
In the months to the run-up of the 9th anniversary of 9/11, two contrived controversies were coordinated and artificially implanted in the American conscious by the US Zionist establishment, henceforth referred to as the mainstream media/banking/military complex. These controversies unleashed a Pavlovian wave of irrational sentiment and anti-Muslim hysteria in America that was just as bad, or worse, the days and weeks following the attacks. The two controversies were of course, the Cordoba Initiative AKA the “Ground Zero Mosque” proposal, and the decision of a previously unknown church in Gainesville to burn copies of the Muslim’s holy book, the Quran, in a 9/11 anniversary protest. In a sane country with an open and honest media, these two non-stories would have been relegated to “human interests” segments of the 6:00PM local nightly news and then quickly forgotten about after a week or so. Instead, they were given by-the-minute coverage on all news outlets including television, radio and internet.
In one fell swoop, the mainstream media/banking/military complex not only managed to distract the nation from critical issues by hyping these two insignificant stories, they managed to re-ignite the flag waving, pro-war, faux patriot sentiment that many Americans had after the terror attacks of 9/11. They’ve also re-introduced the idea of a Zionist-inspired “clash of civilizations;” a hate-fest where through the influence of the media and black propaganda, Christians and Muslims are pit against one another in hopes that they will fight each other to the death. But most importantly, the anti-Muslim hysteria was key in reinforcing the thoroughly discredited, 585 page science fiction bestseller known as the Official 9/11 Commission Report, which upholds that 19 Muslim hijackers carried out the 9/11 attacks.
It was a masterful stroke: the official government account of 9/11 was suddenly validated once again without question, as if there had never been any concerns of the veracity of the 9/11 Commission’s account of the attacks. No longer were there questions over why a forty-seven story building mysteriously collapsed without being hit by an airplane, why foreign substances were found in the dust from the WTC towers, why the 9/11 Commission report omitted the fact that two employees of an Israeli instant messaging company were issued a warning of the attack, why dozens of eye witnesses and television reporters all gave accounts of explosives before, during and after the planes hit the twin towers, why the account of three non-Arabs Middle Easters caught with a van full of explosives was quietly omitted from the official 9/11 narrative, and why faked audios and videos of an Osama bin Laden actor were presented at key points over the past nine years. This type of manipulation of perception by the mainstream media/banking/military complex goes far beyond propaganda; it cleverly bypasses rational thought processes and taps into the post 9/11 atmosphere of paranoia, fear and hatred that the staged media terror event represented for most Americans.
Let it be clear: 9/11 wasn’t the work of Al Qaeda, or the Bush Administration, or the Bilderbergers, or the New World Order, or “the Jews,” or the Illuminati, it was the work of Zionist intelligence assets, or the CIA/Mossad for lack of better euphemisms, operating under the cover of the mainstream media/banking/military complex. We should refer to this as 9/11 Reality as opposed to 9/11 Truth, as much of the 9/11 Truth movement would rather minimize or absolve the extensive list of Israeli connections to the terror attacks. The best accounts explaining 9/11 Reality can be found in the following essays: How 9/11 Was Done, 911, Iraq, PNAC , All Roads Lead to Israel and Stranger Than Fiction: An Independent Investigation of 9/11 and the War On Terrorism.
Due to its explosive and controversial nature combined with the easy access of credible information related to the attacks, the mainstream media/banking/military complex has had to tread lightly on the matter of 9/11 Reality. Previous efforts to combat 9/11 Reality have either been only marginally successful, or have largely backfired altogether. The most notable damage control effort to contain 9/11 Reality was CNN’s 2007 Out In The Open segment with Paula Zahn entitled 9/11 and Anti-Semitism. As no one wants to be labeled an “anti-Semite,” the true aim of the broadcast was to prevent mainstream 9/11 Truth activists from disseminating information regarding Israel’s role in 9/11, as well as to reinforce the fictitious idea that Osama bin Laden really did ordered the 9/11 terror attacks in his infamous “confession video.”
More recent efforts to combat 9/11 Reality have been relegated to the behind-the-scenes efforts of Jewish strong arm organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, the Simon Weisenthal Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Their aims are to author legislation that purport to stop “hate” and then lobby the compromised American Congress to vote to make their legislation into law. These laws will then criminalize 9/11 and similar political activism which would be classified as either “terrorism” or “hate crimes” under very vague definitions and parameters. Similar legislation proposed to block, shut down or otherwise limit the access of websites under the guise of protecting America from “cyber-terrorism” and have already been proposed by Senator Joseph Lieberman, who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security. These Jewish strong arm groups will also work closely with the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement agencies to spy on political activists that it considers “terrorists,” “extremists” or “haters.” For many years, these Jewish defamation groups have worked closely with local law enforcement agencies across the country, as well as with Homeland Security, and have fed them all manner of skewed reports which demonize Americans of all political and social walks of life.
The next wave of 9/11 media manipulation will be Steven Spielberg’s documentary, Rebuilding Ground Zero, to be released in 2011. The documentary will air in six parts on the Science Channel for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A promotional blurb states the following:
The doc will not only trace the engineering and building of the new skyscraper – known as the “Freedom Tower” before being renamed One World Trade Center – at the World Trade Center site, but it will remember “those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 airplane attack.”
Science Channel says Rebuilding will utilize 3-D, time-lapse cameras, computer models and similar technology to tell the story. One World Trade Center, when complete, will be the tallest building in the United States, and will include the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
“The fact that Steven Spielberg … will produce a documentary on it ensures that the story will be brought to life for the people around the world for generations to come.”
Spielberg is said to have a fascination with 9/11, and in his remake of War of the Worlds he was criticized for cynically invoking images and themes related to the terror attacks. We should expect more of the same, and possibly worse, over the six nights that this documentary is set to air. It seems as though Spielberg intends to do for 9/11 what he did for the Holocaust: take a historical event, then construct a fictional account of that event and present his fictional version of the event as true history, or reality, for mass consumption.
Conclusion: Because lies need to be told over and over to remain believable, the Ground Zero Mosque and Quran burning were psychological warfare operations meant to reinforce the official government 9/11 disinformation to the average American. It is also being used to pit the Western, mostly Christian world against the Muslim world in a Jewish-Zionist version of the clash of civilizations where World Zionism emerges as the victor. The next step is an attack and a proposed invasion on Iran. Since the majority of Americans are war-weary and feeling the hopelessness from the existing Middle East conflicts, another horrific, staged terror media event greater than 9/11 with an exponentially higher body count will be needed to rally the support needed for the attack on Iran.
Another year has passed since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. Gradually the initial mainstream media version of what happened on that gruesome day is proving to be false. Increasingly, credible and respected scientists, architects, ex-governmental officials, religious leaders, journalists, military officers and others are publicly coming out with information that refutes mainstream media’s version of events. What is more interesting is that besides being called “kooks” and the information presented being called “conspiracy theories”, the actual substance of the new information debunking mainstream media reports is going unchallenged! The new information about 9/11 and the ones presenting it are being called all kinds of names, however the information being presented is not being challenged or proven in any way to be false.
Furthermore, after all these years the FBI has not uncovered any Al Qaeda cells in the United States nor has it found any paper trail or hard evidence connecting Osama Bin Laden to 9/11. Although thousands of Muslims have been arrested, not one has been convicted of acts of terrorism. There have been many arrests of Muslims for alleged “intentions” to commit terrorism and there are also many cases where FBI agent provocateurs were used to plant evidence and lead terror campaigns setting up Muslims to be charged for acts of terrorism. This has caused legal actions to be brought against the FBI. It also begs the question that if indeed Muslims were so proned to commit terrorism, why did the FBI have to conduct subversive operations designed to lead and entrap Muslims in acts of terror?