Date: September 9, 2011
WAR: About that War
Mythology: The Big Lie of Our Time - by Stephen Lendman
Churchill rightly explained that "(a) lie gets halfway around the world before
the truth has a chance to get its pants on." Today, of course, it circulates
Goebbels, Nazi Germany's Reich Minister of Propaganda, once said:
"If you tell
a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe
that "truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is
the greatest enemy of the State."
media manipulators love a big story they can hype, distort, and falsify to
attract large audiences supportively for the worst imperial crimes.
In fact, the
bigger the event, the worse the reporting, sacrificing truth for managed news
and opinions everyone should understand and avoid.
scholars like David Ray Griffin exposed the 9/11 lie in his exhaustive research
and writings. In numerous books, articles, and lectures, he provided convincing
evidence about an inside job, not an attack carried out by "crazed Arabs."
In an April
5, 2006 lecture titled, "9/11: The Myth and the Reality," he concluded saying:
seem, for many reasons, that the official story of 9/11, which has served as a
religious Myth in the intervening years (and still does), is a myth in the
pejorative sense of a story that does not correspond to reality."
Griffin's polite way of calling it a Big Lie, the biggest of our time.
11, 2008, his Global Research article headlined, "September 11, 2001: 21 Reasons
to Question the Official Story about 9/11," including:
the Big Lie holds Osama bin Laden accountable, the FBI admitted it "has no hard
evidence connecting" him to the attack (NPHR 206-11).
the 9/11 myth claims "devout Muslims (were) ready to die as martyrs to earn a
heavenly reward, Mohamed Atta (their alleged leader) and the other alleged
hijackers regularly drank heavily, went to strip clubs, and paid for sex (NPHR
cell phone calls from above 30,000 feet to relatives were falsified as
technology at the time made completely them impossible. Later, the FBI changed
its story, saying only two were made "from United 93 after it descended to 5,000
feet (NPHR 111-17)."
(4) Then "US
Solicitor General Tel Olson's claim that his wife, Barbara Olson, phoned him
twice from AA 77," saying hijackers controlled the plane, "was also contradicted
by this FBI report," saying one call she attempted was "unconnected" and lasted
"0 seconds (NPRH 60-62)."
(5) The FBI
lied, saying Atta's left behind luggage included "decisive evidence that
al-Qaeda was responsible for the attacks....(NPHR 155-62)."
of alleged Al Qaeda videos, "passports discovered at the crash sites, and a
headband discovered at the crash site of United 93 (showed) clear signs of
having been fabricated (NPHR 170-73)."
shows hijackers WERE NOT on the planes. Moreover, if they broke "into cockpits,
the pilots would have 'squawked' the universal highjack code," a simple two
second act. However, none aboard the four flights did it (NPHR 175-79).
operating procedures to intercept "planes showing signs of an in-flight
emergency within about 10 minutes" weren't followed. Instead, a "stand-down
order prevented (them) from being carried out (NPHR 1-10, 81-84)."
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said Dick Cheney, inside the White House
bunker, "apparently confirmed a stand-down order at about 9:25AM," prior to an
alleged plane striking the Pentagon. "Another man has reported hearing a member
of LAX Security learn that a stand-down order (came) from the 'highest level' of
the White House (NPHR 94-96)."
9/11 Whitewash Commission ignored Mineta's report, deleted it from the official
record, "and claimed that Cheney did not enter the (bunker) until almost
10:00...." They lied (NPHR 91-94).
Philip Zelikow, head of the 9/11 Commission, was a member of the Bush White
9/11 Commission even contradicted what Cheney told Tim Russett on "Meet the
Press" on September 16 (NPHR 93).
Hanjour, the so-called terrible pilot unable to fly a single-engine aircraft,
"could not possibly have executed the amazing (AA 77) trajectory....to hit Wedge
1 of the Pentagon" that even experienced airline pilots would have had trouble
negotiating, and never would have tried, fearing they'd crash and burn (NPHR
(13) Wedge 1
was the most implausible spot to be struck. It was furthest from offices of
Rumsfeld and Pentagon top brass, presumably the targeted high-value officials.
It was also
"the only part of the Pentagon that had been reinforced." Its reconstruction
wasn't finished, so few people were there. And it presented the most difficult
flight path to execute (NPHR 76-78).
Pentagon officials lied, saying they had no warning of an approaching aircraft.
In fact, "a military E-4B - the Air Force's most advanced communications,
command, and control airplane - was flying over the White House at the time."
Astonishingly, the Pentagon "denied it belonged to them (NPHR 96-98)."
the Pentagon is the most guarded structure in the world, complete with advanced
radar and surface-to-air missiles, able to intercept and destroy any approaching
explanation, the Secret Service let George Bush remain at a Sarasota, FL school
for 30 minutes after learning the second tower was struck, ignoring standard
procedures to secure his safety as presumably high-value officials were
knowledge assured them of no danger at a time media reports circulated about
America being under attack.
first anniversary, a new White House story emerged, falsely claiming Bush left
the school immediately. "The lie was told in major newspapers and on MSNBC and
ABC television (NHHR 129-31)."
rigid steel columns made it impossible for the towers to crumble, let alone "at
virtually free-fall speed - unless (they) had been sliced by means of
explosives." In other words, claims about impacting planes and resulting fires
being responsible are "scientifically impossible (NPHR 12-25)."
features of the towers' destruction "can be explained only in terms of powerful
explosives." They include "horizontal ejections of steel beams, the melting of
steel, and the sulfidation and thinning of steel." Moreover, "fires could not
have come within 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit of the temperature needed to melt
steel (NPHR 30-36)."
York Fire Department "oral histories shortly after 9/11" provided testimonies of
"having witnessed explosions in the Twin Towers. Others toppling WTC 7 as well
as the towers were also reported by city officials, WTC employees, and
journalists (NPHR 27-30, 45-48, 51)."
9/11, Mayor Rudy Giuliani told" told ABC News anchor Peter Jennings that he was
informed that the towers would collapse, despite no basis to think so. In fact,
the so-called information came from his own Office of Emergency Management that
either falsified it or had advance knowledge of the plot (NPH 40).
which produced the official reports on the Twin Towers and (recently) WTC 7, has
been fully hijacked from the scientific to the political realm...." In fact, its
"scientists" are "hired guns (NPHR 11, 238-51)."
numbers of "physicists, chemists, architects, engineers, pilots, former military
officers, and former intelligence officers" reject the official 9/11 myth as a
bald-faced lie (NPHR xi).
Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST - formerly the
National Bureau of Standards, NBS) is a measurement standards laboratory,
expected to produce scientifically verifiable, not falsified, analysis.
writing, Griffin exposed its 9/11 coverup role, saying it suggested that
"fire-induced collapses of large steel-frame buildings (like the twin towers)
are normal events," when they knew it's impossible.
also tasked to provide "the definitive explanation" of WTC 7's collapse. Again,
coverup was its unstated mandate.
"committed two kinds of scientific fraud: Ignoring relevant evidence (showing
explosives were used) and falsifying evidence."
it suppressed evidence revealed in a peer-reviewed University of Copenhagen
report, showing "WTC dust contained unreacted nanothermite. Unlike ordinary
thermite, which is an incendiary, nanothermite is a high explosive."
verifiable insider confessions, its presence is as close as it gets to smoking
gun proof of controlled demolitions, destroying the twin towers and WTC 7, not
fires or other causes.
founded Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a non-partisan association of faculty,
students, and scholars, dedicated to exposing official lies, removing the shroud
of deceit, and revealing truths behind 9/11.
site through the following link:
A section on
it headlines "Why Doubt 9/11," providing 20 examples to debunk the official lie.
(1) The Twin
Towers were built to sustain impacts similar to large planes striking them.
(2) Most jet
fuel burned "in the first fifteen seconds or so. Below the 96th floor in the
North Tower and the 80th in the South, those buildings were stone cold steel,
unaffected by" fires above.
melts at 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit, "about 1,000 degrees higher than the maximum"
burning jet fuel produces.
"Underwriters Laboratory certified the" building steel to be able to handle
temperatures up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit "for three or four hours without any
500 degree fires were more suitable for roasting marshmallows than melting
steel melted or weakened the buildings, "the affected floors would have
displayed completely different behavior," far short of collapsing that was
when the top 30 floors of the South Tower "pivoted and began to fall to the side
when the floors beneath gave way, it wasn't enough "to exert downward pressure
on the lower 80 floors."
the top 16 floors of the North Tower, "as one unit of downward force," was
offset by "199 units of upward force....counteract(ing) it."
(7) Last man
out of the North Tower William Rodriguez "reported massive explosions in the
sub-basements that (caused) extensive destruction...."
(8) He said
"the explosion occurred prior to reverberations from upper floors, a
claim...substantiated by a Craig Furlong and Gordon Ross" study, titled "Seismic
Proof: 9/11 Was an Inside Job," showing the "explosions actually took place as
much as 14 and 17 seconds before the presumptive airplane impacts."
"Heavy-steel-construction buildings like" the towers are virtually immune from
"pancake collapse," unless rigged explosives cause it.
towers collapsing from fires or on their own any other way at free-fall speed is
Mechanical Engineering Professor Judy Wood compared the phenomenon of the towers
collapsing to "two gigantic trees turning to sawdust from the top down."
was a "classic controlled demolition at 5.20PM...."
twin towers were "destroyed by different modes of demolition."
hit point at the Pentagon was too small to accommodate a 100-ton airliner with a
125-foot wingspan and a tail that stands 44-feet high...."
the debris found had "no wings, no fuselage, no seats, no bodies, no luggage, no
tail," and no engines.
words, no plane struck the Pentagon. A likely cruise missile was used, a weapon
unavailable to alleged terrorists anywhere, let alone the ability to launch one.
Pentagon videotapes show no Boeing 757 striking the building.
"official trajectory - flying at high speed barely above ground level - (was)
physically impossible..." It was aerodynamically inconceivable to negotiate even
for experienced airline pilots. None, of course, would have tried.
recorder data given to Pilots for 9/11 truth by the NTSB "corresponds to a plane
with a different approach and altitude...." If followed by a Boeing 757, it
would have overflown the Pentagon, not hit it.
Flight 93 crashed as reported, efforts would have been made to find survivors
post-haste. Instead, coverup to suppress the truth followed, suggesting an
incident other than reported.
alleged hijackers had minimal competence to fly single-engine aircraft, let
alone be able to handle commercial jets. Moreover, their "names are not on any
original, authenticated passenger manifest."
several "turned up alive and well and living in the Middle East." Washington
never even produced their tickets as evidence because they weren't aboard the
planes and had nothing to do with the incidents.
Bush later acknowledged that Saddam Hussein "had nothing to do with 9/11. The
Senate Intelligence Committee" said he had no connection to Al Qaeda. Moreover,
the FBI admitted having no evidence linking bin Laden to 9/11.
& Engineers for 9/11 Truth
is a "non-partisan association of architects, engineers and affiliates dedicated
to exposing the falsehoods and to revealing truths about" the Big 9/11 lie,
substituting myth for reality.
membership "is devoted to:
Dispelling misinformation with scientific facts and forensic evidence
Educating and motivating thousands of architects and engineers and the public at
Procuring a truly independent 9/11 investigation with subpoena power
Achieving 9/11 Truth mainstream coverage
AE911Truth's site through the following link:
numbers worldwide now dispute the official myth, including Muslims for 9/11
Truth, anyone can connect with through its site, accessed through the following
any others worldwide, Muslims unfairly paid the greatest price - vilified,
persecuted and attacked for their faith, ethnicity, locations in resource rich
countries, and domestically for political advantage.
The 9/11 lie
bears main responsibility for launching a decade of war, persecution and other
forms of abuse. Stopping it ahead is job one. Revealing the truth and holding
those responsible is how.
In his new
book titled, "9/11 - Ten Years Later," David Ray Griffin said the following:
9/11 lie exposed is essential. One obvious reason is simple justice," not only
for 9/11 family members never told the truth or compensated in whatever way
needs to be justice in the sense of punishment for those who engineered this
crime," including top government and military officials. They perhaps consider
themselves patriots. They're, in fact, "guilty of murder and treason."
9/11 truth is also vital "for the sake of preventing further crimes against
of evidence show that 9/11 was an inside job." It's virtually indisputable. As a
result, it needs to outed so everyone knows to give "never again" real meaning.
9/11 was the
transformative event of our time, for ill, not good. It sparked multiple wars
producing more of them, as well as repressive domestic crackdowns.
launched a Global War on Terror (GWOT), another on truth, human and civil
rights, social justice, rule of law principles, and democratic values wherever
America and its NATO partners show up.
11, 2011, will mark the 10th anniversary of a day those old enough won't ever
forget. Nor should they forgive political Washington for using it to wage war on
All wars are
for wealth and power, never for liberation or other social justice reasons.
the official 9/11 lie is a vital first step to freeing America of a malignancy
that's destroying it and free people everywhere in its grip.
6 on your calendar. Stand with most Americans for "human needs, not corporate
Machine! Create a New World!" Head to the nation's capital where "hundreds of
thousands are expected" to "occupy Freedom Plaza indefinitely until their
demands have been met," including:
the rich and corporations.
imperial wars, bringing US forces home, and cutting military spending.
Protecting America's social safety net, especially Social Security, Medicare,
and Medicaid, as well as public and private pensions.
corporate and other forms of welfare for the rich at the expense of most others.
Transitioning to a clean energy economy, as well as reversing environmental
Protecting worker rights, including collective bargaining, decent wages and
benefits, and initiatives to create jobs.
money out of politics, and
Supporting social justice for everyone, not just too-big-to-fail banker crooks,
other corporate favorites and America's aristocracy.
America starts with putting our bodies on the line for change, and not quitting
no matter the odds.
other way because the alternative is too grim to accept what only grassroots
activism can achieve.
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