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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we’ve been fooled.” - Carl Sagan: “The Fine Art of Baloney Detection”
Further below is the final draft of National Security Presidential Directive 9 (NSPD-9): Defeating the Terrorist Threat to the United States whose first draft had been authored by President George W. Bush’s National Security Team. It had been sent to him one week before 9/11/01 - on September 4, 2001!!
A recent Duty to Warn column discussed the right-wing think tank, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). In an infamous document that was published by PNAC in 1997, the group had advocated for American military and economic dominance over the entire planet for the duration of the 21st century. That think tank, at one time or another, contained over 100 neoconservative members that met secretly during the Clinton presidency. Some of its members became full-time operatives in George W. Bush’s pro-war White House, and at least three were involved in the research and writing of the NSPD-9 document (including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Zoellick). See that document further below.
The events of 9/11/01 turned out to be the perfect dramatic event that easily fulfilled PNAC’s dream of a “catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a ‘New Pearl Harbor’” that did indeed turn public opinion away from its logical antiwar stance and permitted the insiders involved in the military-industrial-congressional complex to do whatever they thought necessary to achieve US dominance of world affairs for the 21st century.
But was the catalyzing event a coincidence, or was it a false flag operation? Read on.
Interestingly, on Stephen Colbert’s September 9, 2019 Late Night Show, Condoleezza Rice (on a book tour) mentioned that only three days after 9/11/01, the entire cabinet and national security team (and presumable many Pentagon higher-ups and CIA operatives) went to Camp David “to plan for the war on Afghanistan”, even though by 9/14/01 the facts of the “surprise attack” had not yet been established. Before 9/11 was over, the White House’s reports were already spreading propaganda lies that made it sound like the culprits had already been identified. In fact, no government officials had even begun doing appropriate forensics examinations of even the crime scene. False flag?
No Plane Parts, No Luggage, No Bodies Found at Shanksville
Indeed, no bodies of alleged “hi-jackers” or of alleged passengers were found (or even searched for) at the alleged crash site in Shanksville, PA, where the huge aluminum fuselage of Flight 93 allegedly “disappeared” into a narrow (20 feet wide) slit of earth above an alleged underground mine, “explaining”, according to the official White House conspiracy theory, why no plane wreckage, luggage or bodies was ever photographed or found at the site (see last week’s Duty to Warn column for the photos). Shanksville is allegedly the first and only airliner crash site in history where no plane wreckage, luggage or bodies were ever found or searched for!
The coroner that went to the Shanksville “crash site” said: “My job as coroner ended after 10 minutes, because there were no bodies to be found.”
So, the search for the real culprits that orchestrated 9/11 must be re-started, even if we Americans have been successfully propagandized for the last 18 years to believe in another Big Lie. The search for those who covered-up the crimes of 911 after the fact must also go on, even if some of the guilty entities happen to be powerful institutions or wealthy elites that have a lot of wealth and prestige to protect.
Listening to 9/11 Experts Like Canadian Professor Michel Chossudovsky
Therefore, scholarly information from experts like Canadian Professor Michel Chossudovsky, one of the most knowledgeable experts on what really happened on 9/11, must be listened to.
Chossudovsky is the author of several books on 9/11, books which have, of course, been essentially banned from the shelves of most national bookstore chains. The evidence that he has amassed about 9/11 over the last 18 years must be examined even by patriotic folks that have swallowed whole the now-debunked, official White House conspiracy theories about 9/11.
A good place to start appreciating Professor Chossudovsky’s impressive fund of knowledge (if you can’t find one of his books) is at: https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-911-reader-the-september-11-2001-terror-attacks/5303012. Here are some excerpts from his writings:
“The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history, a decisive watershed, a breaking point. Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11.
“September 11, 2001 opens up an era of crisis, upheaval and militarization of American society.
A far-reaching overhaul of US military doctrine was launched in the wake of 9/11.
“Endless wars of aggression under the humanitarian cloak of ‘counter-terrorism’ were set in motion.
“9/11 was also a stepping-stone towards the relentless repeal of civil liberties, the militarization of law enforcement and the inauguration of ‘Police State USA’.
“September 11, 2001 marks the onslaught of the ‘Global War on Terrorism’ (GWOT), used as a pretext and a justification by the US and its NATO allies to carry out a ‘war without borders’, a global war of conquest.
“At eleven o’clock, on the morning of September 11, the Bush administration had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This assertion was made prior to the conduct of an in-depth police investigation.
“CIA Director George Tenet stated on that same morning that Osama bin Laden had the capacity to plan ‘multiple attacks with little or no warning’.
“Secretary of State Colin Powell called the attacks ‘an act of war’ and President Bush confirmed in an evening televised address to the Nation that he would ‘make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them’.
“Former CIA Director James Woolsey, without mentioning Afghanistan, pointed his finger at ‘state sponsorship’, implying the complicity of one or more foreign governments.
“In the words of former National Security Adviser, Lawrence Eagleburger, ‘I think we will show when we get attacked like this, we are terrible in our strength and in our retribution’.
“That same evening at 9:30 pm, a ‘War Cabinet’ was formed, integrated by a select number of top intelligence and military advisors. And at 11:00 pm, at the end of that historic meeting at the White House, the ‘War on Terrorism’ was officially launched.
“The tragic events of 9/11 provided the required justification to wage war on Afghanistan on ‘humanitarian grounds’, with the full support of world public opinion and the endorsement of the ‘international community’.
“Several prominent ‘progressive’ intellectuals made a case for “retaliation against terrorism”, on moral and ethical grounds. The ‘just cause’ military doctrine (jus ad bellum) was accepted and upheld at face value as a legitimate response to 9/11.”
The most dramatic part of 9/11/01, of course, was the “collapse” of the Twin Towers. If the brief but dramatic fireballs that appeared at the tops the Twin Towers had not been followed by the even more dramatic, impossible collapses of the steel framed skyscrapers, there would have been no war-mobilization, because the actual evidence for what caused the fireballs and who was to blame for the instantaneous destruction of essentially indestructible skyscrapers would have been easily available for forensic examination and future prosecution of the guilty parties.
Instead, the demolitions destroyed all that evidence, which made the White House Conspiracy Theories a lot more difficult and time-consuming to disprove. The mass of the evidence as presented in the non-mainstream published however, is overwhelmingly conclusive: The WTC towers did not come down by fire and entities other than the dozen alleged Saudi “hi-jackers” caused the demolitions of the three WTC towers on 9/11/01.
Given that the actual culprits who planned and then orchestrated the controlled demolitions are still at large, it was important to include in this column the de-classified Bush White House document below that lists the members of Bush’s national security team for 2001 that were intimately involved in starting the wars that have cost US taxpayers between 6 and 10 trillion dollars – and still counting.
As mentioned above, three of the members that received the National Security Presidential Directive-9 (Cheney, Rumsfeld and Zoellick), were also signatories to the infamous Project for a New American Century document that was hoping for a “New Pearl Harbor” to more rapidly increase US Pentagon spending in order to dominate the planet for the 21st century.
These “persons of interest” need to be questioned under oath but they also deserve a chance to clear their names if they are innocent of collusion or being the actual planners or perpetrators.
Given the huge amount of insider information that PNAC and Bush’s National Security teams have, they could, at the very least, help with sharpening the focus of the investigation of the Special Grand Jury that is currently being set up in the Southern District of New York, thanks to the courageous efforts of the Lawyers Committee for 911 Inquiry. Read more about this important project at: https://www.lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/. The implications for cleansing the nation easily exceed the Watergate probe of the corrupt Richard Nixon administration.
Here is the National Security Presidential Directive-9, a once top secret document that was de-listed in 2012. It can be read at: https://fas.org/irp/offdocs/nspd/nspd-9.pdf]. (Bolded phrases that were added to the document are mine. GGK)
NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE-9
(NSPD-9 was presented to President Bush by his national security team on September 4, 2001. It was signed by the president and sent back to the team as an order on October 25, 2001 - GGK)
(FROM GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
(G. W. Bush’s September 2001
National Security Team - GGK)
THE VICE PRESIDENT
THE SECRETARY OF STATE
(General Colin Powell)
THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
(Donald Evans) – [Note that the infa
mous, science-denying, engineering-
illiterate spokesperson for NIST is be
holden to the Secretary of the Com
merce Dept! – GGK]
THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION (Norman Mineta)
THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY
DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE (Robert Zoellick)
COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT
CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT (Andrew Card)
DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (George Tenet)
CHAlRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF (General Richard Myers)
[Note that Myers was appointed on
August 24, 2001 – Replacing General
Hugh Shelton – GGK]
SUBJECT: Defeating the Terrorist
Threat to the United States
Eliminate terrorism as a threat to our way of life and to all nations that love freedom, including the elimination of all terrorist organizations, networks, finances, and their access to WMD.
1. As part of a broad and sustained campaign, respond forcefully to those who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, and hold responsible those who harbor or support them.
2. As a part of our overall strategy, defeat Al-Qaida and eliminate the threat from other terrorist groups that attack Americans or American interests (e.g., Hizbollah, Hamas, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Gamat).
3. Convince, and, if necessary, compel states and non-state entities to cease harboring harboring, sponsoring, and providing safe havens to such terrorists.
1. Adopt a comprehensive approach employing all instruments off national power and influence in a coordinated manner for a sustained national campaign against terrorism, including its organizations, networks, finances, and access to WMD.
2. Pursue these objectives in coalitions with countries ·~ genuinely committed to this goal if possible but act alone if. necessary.
3. Hold responsible any countries that harbor or support terrorists.
4. In the context of this strategy, as highest priority, deprive terrorists and the countries that support them of to WMD.
1. This policy shall be implemented by a series of annexes I shall approve, as they are ready.
2. A separate directive will be developed addressing the terrorist threat within the U.S. homeland.
Signed, George W. Bush
Chossudovsky presents more proof that the mainstream media has partnered with the US government in the 9/11 cover-up from the very beginning: https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-911-reader-the-september-11-2001-terror-attacks/5303012
The BBC and CNN Reported on the Demolition of WTC #7 Before it Actually Happened
Chossudovsky says “the most grotesque lie pertains to the BBC and CNN announcements in the afternoon of September 11, that WTC Building #7 (The Solomon Building) had collapsed.
“The BBC’s reporter on the scene, Jane Shanley, reported live at 5:00 pm, 21 minutes before the collapse, that WTC #7 had collapsed, indelibly pointing to foreknowledge of the event.
“A half hour before the BBC’s prescient announcement of the collapse of #7, CNN anchor Aaron Brown announced that WTC 7 ‘has either collapsed or is collapsing’. And then he turned around and couldn’t believe what he was seeing with his own eyes.
In Chossudovsky’s writings and lectures he often refers to the “Five Dancing Israelis” who were seen excitedly filming the controlled demolitions of the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11/01. They were arrested a few hours later, placed in police custody, interrogated for weeks by the FBI and then politely and quietly released back to Israel where they later appeared on national TV, proudly describing their exploits on 9/11. Several of the “Five Dancing Israelis” turned out to be Mossad agents that willingly admitted that they had been sent to New York to “document the events”.
NOTE: The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Reader Weekly.”