1) "Economic Hit Man" John Perkins Speaks Out for 9/11 Truth
2) America’s Top Bin Laden Expert: Osama’s Dead, the Tape is Phony
3) Oxford Union Society: "Was 911 a Conspiracy"
4) Chomsky: "There Is No War on Terror" (is he coming out of his 9/11 denial? don't bet on it just yet)
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1) "Economic Hit Man" John Perkins Speaks Out for 9/11 Truth
John Perkins is the bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The hardcover reached #9 on the New York Times Bestseller List, the paperback is currently #9, and it has been translated into 20 languages. On national TV he has clearly said that he is appalled by the lack of investigation into 9/11 and that the media has failed us. In so many words he said we ought to be looking at whether 9/11 was an inside job. For him to do this took courage, and it will help to open minds to the issue.
Is this a sign the 9/11 Truth issue could be moving from "unmentionable" to "an issue that really should be investigated"?
There is a strong link between John Perkins and Amy Goodman. On the book's website (www.economichitman.com), the story of his 12/31/04 appearance on Democracy Now is prominently featured on the home page, and a DVD of the interview is available for purchase. He was interviewed again on DN in recent weeks. Perhaps Perkins' willingness to suggest that 9/11 might have been an inside job will allow Amy (and by extension The Nation, The Progressive, Mother Jones, Harpers, and other progressive media) to give the 9/11 Truth issue a place to stand soon. When false flag operations can be openly discussed, we are getting closer to "the tipping point". Keep up the good work!
BookTV on CSpan2 1/21/06
Featuring John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Taped at Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington DC, 1/10/06
Excerpt from the Q & A session
Q: I'd like to commend you for the work you've done, really showing the American public how deeply evil the people who run this country have been willing to stoop. It's very hard for a lot of people to really face how evil our leaders have chosen to become. I'm active on the 9/11 issue and most of the respected people in the movement, in the peace movement, won't even give proper respect to that. I'm going to ask you what your knowledge is if you've looked at the issues involved, with claiming that there is a coverup. I'll ask one very specific question which is very concise. Did you know that the Kean commission, an official goverment commission, did not even mention that Number 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building, collapsed at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11/01 without being hit by a plane? Taller than any building in Maryland or Virginia. It wasn't mentioned, and the NY Times and the Washington Post didn't mention that it wasn't mentioned.
John Perkins: Yeah, and there are some excellent books and some excellent dvds and films on that whole subject including the one that shows that there was never a plane shown crashing into the Pentagon which haven't gotten around very much. I wish they would get around more. You know, I don't really like to speculate on things I don't know much about. And I don't know, you know a lot more about that than I do, and I like to talk about things I really know about. I know there are a lot of good films around but they're not getting wide circulation.
Q: Go to 911truth.org, that's a good place to start.
John Perkins: 911truth.org, yeah, go to it. And the other thing is you know it has struck me that if someone were to rob the bank down the street here tomorrow, probably the first thing the police would do would be to look for an inside job, right? But it's, you know, like, it ought to, I was in the Amazon on 9/11 and shortly after that I went up to Ground Zero. I was amazed when I came back from the Amazon, as I was driving up--I flew into the Miami airport, and I was driving up to my home in another part of Florida--and listening and I was expecting to hear people talking about, well let's look at who really did this. But even on NPR and on every radio station, I didn't hear any of that, and as I said, I don't know anything about 9/11 really and what really happened there, but I'm amazed by the lack of true investigation that seems to have gone into that. It just appalls me because it really, coming where I come from, it's extremely difficult for me to believe that that whole thing was masterminded by a man living in a cave with a walkie talkie. But I don't know.
2) America’s Top Bin Laden Expert: Osama’s Dead, the Tape is Phony: ABC News http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story? section=local&id=3828678
Op-Ed by Kevin Barrett, http://mujca.com
As a Ph.D. Islamologist and Arabist I really hate to say this, but I’ll say it anyway: 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam. The war on terror is as phony as the latest “Bin Laden tape.” (1)
It’s a tough thing to admit, because I know on which side my bread is buttered—and dropping Islam from the 9/11 equation is dropping my slice of bread butter-side-down. The myth that 9/11 had something to do with Muslims has poured millions, if not billions, into Arabic and Islamic studies. I finished my Ph.D. last year, so all I have to do is keep my eyes in my pocket and my nose on the ground, parrot the party line, and I’ll be on the fast track to tenure track.
The trouble is, it’s all based on a Big Lie. Take the recent “bin Laden” tape—please! That voice was no more bin Laden than it was Rodney Dangerfield channeling my late Aunt Corinne from Peoria. I recently helped translate a previously unknown bin Laden tape, a real one from the early 90’s, back when he was still alive. I know the guy’s flowery religious rhetoric. The recent tape wasn’t him.
The top American bin Laden expert agrees. Professor Bruce Lawrence, head of Duke University’s Religious Studies department, has just published a book of translations of bin Laden’s speeches. He says the recent tape is a fake, and that bin Laden has been dead for years. (2)
Ersatz Bin Laden tapes, “verified” by the CIA, are nothing new. Every “Bin Laden” statement since 2001 has been blatantly bogus. The last we heard from the real Bin Laden came in his post-9/11 statements to Pakistani journalists: "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation... I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States... I had no knowledge of these attacks..." (3)
Then on December 13th, 2001, as George Bush was whining about the “outrageous conspiracy theories” that were spreading like wildfire, the first and shoddiest of the “Bin Laden speaks from beyond the grave” tapes appeared. The video’s sound and picture quality were horrible. It showed a big guy with a black beard, doing a passable imitation of Bin Laden’s voice, claiming foreknowledge, if not responsibility, for the 9/11 attacks, and chortling over their success. The trouble was, the big guy clearly was not Bin Laden. He was at least 40 or 50 pounds heavier, and his facial features were obviously different. (4)
The “Fatty Bin Laden” tape was widely ridiculed, and I have yet to meet an informed observer who considers it authentic. (If you haven’t figured this out yet, go back and look at the images from the tape, and compare them to other images of Bin Laden.) But the media let the fraud pass without asking the hard questions: Why was the US government waving this blatantly fake “confession” video in our faces?
Perhaps due to the widespread hilarity evoked by “Fatty Bin Laden,” the next “Osama from beyond the grave” message had no images—it was an audio tape delivered to al-Jazeera in fall, 2002. The CIA verified it as authentic, and then got a rotten egg in the face when the world’s leading voice identification experts at IDIAP in Switzerland reported that “the message was recorded by an impostor.” (5)
Every “bin Laden” message since then has been equally phony. They are released at moments when the Bush Regime needs a boost—and the American media goes along with the fraud. Remember the bogus bin Laden tape that made headlines right before the 2004 presidential elections? If you didn’t figure out that it was a CIA-produced commercial for George Bush, I have some great bridges to sell you. Walter Cronkite, bless his heart, opined that Karl Rove was behind that tape. (6) But the rest of the media just kept pretending that the Emperor was clothed.
And the fraud continues. Last week’s “bin Laden” tape has been ridiculed by America’s top bin Laden expert—yet the US media keeps right on holding a transparent fig leaf in front of the Emperor’s crotch! Professor Lawrence believes that this phony tape was designed to distract world opinion from the horrific massacre of Pakistani civilians by an errant CIA drone. But it may have another, more sinister purpose: To prepare public opinion for another false-flag 9/11 style attack designed to trigger a US-Israeli nuclear attack on Iran. (7)
As our top Bin Laden expert Professor Lawrence informs us, the real Bin Laden, who insisted that he had nothing to do with 9/11, has been dead for quite some time--probably 1since 2001. The fake messages have been fabricated by al-CIA-duh to support the Bush regime and its phony “war on terror.” It is time for Americans to rise up in revolt against the fake-terror masters who are looting US taxpayers, torching our Constitution, demolishing our economy, and threatening nuclear Armageddon.
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About the author:
Kevin Barrett holds a Ph.D. in Arabic, with a focus in Islamic Studies, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a co-founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth: http://mujca.com
(1) "The Making of the Terror Myth." The Guardian 10/15/04
(2) ABC News http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story? section=local&id=3828678
(5) The Guardian 1//30/02: http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,851112,00.html
(6) CNN: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0410/29/lkl.01.html
quoted in: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/binladen_cronkite.html
(7) American Conservative 8/1/05: http://www.amconmag.com/2005_08_01/article3.html
discussed in: http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=6734
alarming new article in Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1136361083662&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
Oxford Union Society: "Was 911 a Conspiracy"
Today one of the world's most famous debating forums will consider the taboo
question at the heart of the war on terror. Is the official Washington story
of the 911 attacks correct, or is 911 a myth created by Washington's
military industrial complex to justify a generation of lucrative wars?
The Oxford Union has invited 911 sceptics David Shayler and Annie Machon,
both ex-MI5 officers, Ian Henshall co-author of non-fiction best-seller 911
Revealed, and risk analyst Bill Durodié to discuss whether the attacks
occurred in anything like the way the mainstream Washington news
Ian Henshall said today:
After the WMD fiasco, newsrooms have so far been unwilling to ask whether
they were duped by their intelligence sources over 911 as well. So much
evidence has been seized by the US authorities and never made public that it
is impossible to say for sure how the 911 attacks happened. There are now
several versions of the official story which stand in open conflict with
each other. Many believe the attacks were manipulated or allowed to succeed
and quite a lot of evidence has leaked out to support this.
Ian Henshall's book 911 revealed co-authored with Rowland Morgan was given
favourable reviews in the DailyMail and the Sunday Times, but although it is a
non-fiction best-seller it has so far been ignored by the mainstream broadcast
media, despite their legal obligation to due impartiality.
Chomsky: 'There Is No War on Terror'
"The fact of the matter is that there is no War on Terror. It's a minor consideration. So invading Iraq and taking control of the world's energy resources was way more important than the threat of terror."
No kidding, Noam. Since the 9/11 coup, Chomsky has been turning his not-inconsiderable intellectual resources inside-out trying to explain how the neocons just got lucky with the 9/11 "New Pearl Harbor" they needed to follow a pre-ordained agenda. Whether he's consciously covering up, or a whole lot dumber than he seems, remains to be determined.
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