Sunday, April 16, 2006
You Must See Loose Change
In more devout 9/11 circles, a debate continues about MIHOP (made it happen on purpose) or LIHOP (let it happen on purpose). Loose Change doesn't directly address this, in that it leaves it to the viewer to draw some conclusions. This approach may be more likely to penetrate the denial and defenses of those not versed in all that has been independently researched about 9/11.
After watching the movie last night there was definitely one thing above all else that I was grokking on. As with my comment in the second paragraph, I think about how we are more or less likely to get messages through to the other side. I imagine myself talking to various people and having them disregard my retelling of events as I've come to understand them. I imagine e-mailing people with links for their own verification, only to find that websites may have dubious credibility to them. So watch this film and be reminded of what the news networks reported as events unfolded that day.
If I tell you bombs brought down the towers you may scoff; if I point you to articles, you may dismiss them as noisy dissonance; but watch, and remember, this is what we all saw. When it happened, they told us bombs were going off. Then over the next couple of days they simply stopped reporting it and we Consented to an alternate reality. We accepted the same brainwashing with weapons of mass destruction and the 2004 "election."
Don't get me wrong. If you are new to debunking the official story of 9/11 this may challenge your worldview in other ways as you learn about the contradictions and scientific impossibilities. You may literally want to wretch. I cried. Cleanse. Now be ruthlessly honest. Who hates your freedoms and acts over and over to limit and remove them?
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Read more about 9/11 in the GuvWurld News Archive.
LIHOP is MIHOP.
I watched this video a couple weeks ago, and also have been following the development of the evidence on the various websites and reports that have come out. There is a powerful study by Steven Jones at BYU on the controlled demolition of the towers available now, as well as several new videos.
As you know, I've been working with the World Can't Wait movement to try to mobilize against this regime. However, I recently realized that this will go much too slowly unless we can find some lever to break people loose to the true evil represented in their attempt to secure total unaccountable power. I have come to believe that the 9/11 crime could be that lever, if we could build a concerted strategy that many engaged in from the many streams of opposition to this regime. As long as they can continue to operate within their frame, that "everything is different since 9/11", and that there are terrorists everywhere eager to set off an atomic bomb in our back yards, we will be unable to break people loose from their fear and release the anger that is pent up over all their anti-democratic acts. That includes getting some serious traction on election reform, too.
I was encouraged to see that a conference is being put together in Chicago in June to build such a strategy to get out the call for a new and independent investigation into 9/11. With the new studies and videos available, what is lacking is the concerted push to get Americans to look seriously at what really happened, and demand that this be resolved. I plan to attend, and am encouraging those I know in other movements and organizations to come and participate in creating this push. If we don't do something soon to head off the insane agenda of these zealots, we may be too late to ever stop it until the damage they will do to our poor world is immense. Imagine nuking Iran, and what that would unleash!
I think this could be an important opportunity to put great pressure on this regime, if a strong strategy is developed and we all worked together to get people to see this issue clearly. How about joining me there? Also, you must know many others who should know about this, and should be a part of building and implementing this strategy. Share this information as widely as you can. Thanks.
PS: The Jenkins article is a good summary of where this issue is, and why it must be addressed seriously. As he says, "...if we are to have any chance at stopping this Bush driven American freefall recklessly descending into something America was never meant to become, then we must go there - and we must go there over and over with loud voices until we can drown out the rhetoric and the fear mongering."
For the latest information visit www.911truth.org/ChicagoConference.htm - please join us in Chicago & circulate widely and freely - downloadable PDFs and Word docs will be up at the webpage soon with an updated presenters listing.
Upcoming International Conference sponsored by www.911truth.org and
the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth www.mujca.com
9/11: Revealing the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future
An International Education and Strategy Conference
Chicago, Illinois June 2-4, 2006
Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago-O'Hare Rosemont
The 9/11 truth movement has gained enormous credibility and momentum in 2006. Help us build that momentum into a political force that will carry us to success. Let us reveal to all that 9/11 truth offers the greatest opportunity in modern history for courageous, ethical people to positively influence the future of humanity. We hope to achieve no less than a return to Constitutional rule with the re-establishment of our precious civil liberties, the end of fraudulent wars and true justice for all the victims. We should act on this opportunity with gratitude and intelligence, sounding an alarm as well as a declaration that we are free and in charge of our own destiny as awakened and empowered citizens shaping a better world.
In Chicago we will be offering an intensive weekend which will include workshops, presentations, strategy sessions and abundant opportunities for the growing 9/11 truth movement to come together. We are very pleased to announce we have early commitments from BYU Physics professor Steven E. Jones, author Webster Tarpley, Peter Phillips of Project Censored, Canadian activist Ian Woods of Global Outlook magazine, researcher Jim Hoffman, scientist Kevin Ryan, Dr. Faiz Khan, author Jim Marrs, Canadian media critic Barrie Zwicker, Scholars for 9/11 Truth co-founder Jim Fetzer, Ralph Schoenman, California 9/11 truth congressional candidate Carol Brouillet and Charles Key and Chris Emery of the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation Committee. Media coverage is planned by INN World Report, KPFA Berkeley, KPFK of Los Angeles, and many others. Many more important luminaries, authors, researchers, organizers and media activists can be expected, including 9/11 survivor and rescue hero William Rodriquez.
This gathering has been taking shape since last fall with the help of a diverse group of grassroots activists. We expect this conference to be a major, watershed event bringing together the many new credible voices from across the political spectrum. It will be an education and strategy conference that moves beyond past 9/11 events. We particularly wish to have widespread representation from across North America and abroad so please consider participating or helping to send people from your community.
Everything we need to succeed -- we now have:
• Mounting facts and evidence from 9/11 truth movement researchers
• Dynamic new truth groups bursting forth at an unprecedented rate
• The support of respected leaders across the political spectrum
• A nationwide communications network in independent media
• Enduring inspiration from courageous whistleblowers & victim families
• A country gradually waking up to the desperate need for truth
• Visual and performing artists offering their creativity to our cause
All that's missing is a shared strategy and synergistic efforts - Please join us in Chicago and help turn 9/11 knowledge into the transformative power we need.
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Conference Times: Press conference in downtown Chicago at 1PM and registration/welcome starting at 4PM on Friday June 2nd. Conference program will run from Friday evening until Sunday at 6PM.
Registration and Costs: Pre-registration is required so we can plan accordingly for the projected number of participants. Please register as soon as possible at http://www.mollyguard.com/event/28051904 Costs are as follows:
Full Weekend Early Bird (Before 5/1). . . . . . . . . . . . .$40.00
Student/Senior Early Bird (before 5/1) . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00
Full Weekend (May 1 & after) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50.00
Student/Senior (5/1-6/1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00
Single Day Pass: Saturday or Sunday. . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00
Single Evening Pass: Friday or Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . .$ 5.00
Lodging: We have a block of rooms reserved at the Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago-O'Hare Rosemont, site of the conference events, with special room rates--$119/night for King bed and $129/night for two double beds-- which will be available until May 8th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. All suites are two room suites with a queen-size pull-out bed and a maximum occupancy of 4 individuals. Guests wishing to arrive early may do so starting May 31st and depart as late as June 4th and receive this pricing, based on availability. Room rates are quoted exclusive of local taxes and fees, currently 13%. Online Registration Site for lodging: http://hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/chirmes_t91/index.jhtml
Information on the Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago-O'Hare Rosemont
The hotel, at 5500 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, is located one mile from the Chicago O'Hare International Airport. This is a full-service upscale all-suite hotel in which up to 4 guests can stay in the spacious two-room suites, receive a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and enjoy high-speed internet access throughout the hotel. Detailed info about the hotel is available directly at their website http://www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml;jsessionid=LR0K2UFSARUCQCSGBIW222QKIYFCVUUC?ctyhocn=CHIRMES
The Elevated Train (CTA Blue line to downtown) is two blocks from the hotel.
Driving Directions to the hotel, including a map, can be found at: http://www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/maps_directions.jhtml?ctyhocn=CHIRMES
Take the ramp marked 190 West-O'Hare. Pass through the tollgate and proceed to the second exit - Mannheim South. Stay to the right and take the ramp marked 190 East-Chicago. Drive approximately one mile and exit at River Road South. At the bottom of the ramp, make a right turn onto River Road. Proceed past the first stoplight. The hotel will be on the right side.
Airports: The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Airlines such as Southwest often offer many low-cost flights into Midway Airport. To get from Midway to Chicago, in order to utilize the free shuttle to the hotel, several options are available:
Shuttles between the airports are described at http://www.flychicago.com/midway/ground_transport/ground_transportation_shuttles.shtm
$2 Regional Transportation Authority Bus/Train availability with route planning info is at http://tripsweb.rtachicago.com
Can you help?
We need your financial help to bring these outstanding presenters and advertise the event to make it a resounding success. Please consider making a donation to support this effort via Paypal at the 911Truth.org donations page http://www.911truth.org/Donations_Page_MR.htm or send checks, payable to 911Truth.org, to Chicago Conference c/o 911Truth.org, P.O. Box 140332, Kansas City, MO 64114-0332 . Credit card donations can be made by calling (831) 325-3135.
For those who would like to help with outreach and publicity and/or volunteering with other aspects of organizing for this event please contact Gabriel Day (831) 325-3135 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Barrett (608) 333-2859 or email@example.com.
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www.911Truth.org National Outreach Coordinator and Steering Committee member
Monday, April 03, 2006
'9/11: The ultimate WMD'
W. David Jenkins III, Project For The Old American Century
"The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny."
- Michael Parenti
"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
- Steve Biko
I shamelessly admit it; I simply cannot "get over" 9/11 and move on. Every time that the images of that day begin to fade in my mind, something happens or someone says something that brings it all back again. The most recent examples for me were a CNN on line poll and two articles which appeared in New York magazine and SFGate.com and once again, I am reminded that I'm not the only one out here that feels duped by the official version of events.
The poll I mentioned asked if people agreed that there was a government cover-up regarding the events of 9/11. Out of almost fifty four thousand participants, eighty three percent said "yes."
Now I realize that on line polls can be less than accurate or "cyber bombed" by web users from opposing views, but a Zogby poll from October 2004 showed that half of the people in NYC and almost half (41%) of all New Yorkers felt that some federal officials ''knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act.''
Then there was New York magazine's Mark Jacobson's article The Ground Zero Grassy Knoll and SF Gate's Mark Morford's Long Live the 9/11 Conspiracy which brought up the subject of those of us who just don't buy the "official version" of 9/11. Both of these pieces not only point to the various "conspiracy theories" we've all heard, but they also make the argument that there are many, many Americans who justly believed from the beginning that the 9/11 Commission didn't tell the whole story.
We desperately need to find a way back to 9/11 and open the whole thing back up again. We need to stop being so afraid of asking some questions which should have been asked years ago. We need to remember that when it comes to the events of that day, the only "conspiracy theorists" who are engaging any form of disrespect to the victims of that day are those who desperately cling to the official story. We need to reopen not only the dialogue, but a real investigation into that fateful day. Only by achieving a loud voice demanding answers from a wide range of culprits will we deny the use of 9/11 as a weapon, conveniently welded against the people of this country and the rest of the world.
We have heard the old excuse ad nauseum for over four years now. Anytime a misguided patri-idiot (including various leaders in D.C.) fears that they may be losing an argument regarding Iraq, domestic spying or the flat tire they had that morning, they run willy-nilly to that good old stand by; "We're at war!" And just to make sure they aren't questioned any further, they will proceed to add into their argument that those poor victims in the World Trade Center probably wished that we had (insert constitutional violation here) many years ago. End of discussion!
That's 9/11 as a weapon - and a very effective weapon which is designed to not only end any discussion or dissent, but also to instill a sense of shame into anyone who would dare question those in authority. Subsequently, these same 9/11 gunslingers have been able to break any law they see fit in their depraved quest for imperial power and 9/11 has become the cornerstone of their whole foundation.
But the strength of that foundation is strictly dependent upon the American peoples' fear of divorcing themselves from that horrible imagery long enough to realize that they have not only been deceived, but that that deception has caused them to embrace those who violate them. Like children who are molested by their own parents, many Americans just cannot bring themselves to believe that those figures who are supposed to nurture and protect them would ever do them harm.
As an example of this mindset, I need only to point to my own father. I introduced him to two of David Ray Griffin's works, A New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report; Lies and Omissions this last summer.
Now, I need to point out that both of my parents were among those who thought there was little difference between Gore and Bush back in 2000. But after traveling across the country over the last few years, they've related to me the things people have been saying about the administration and they've wanted to know what else is going on. What else hasn't the media told them? So, I figured my father was ready for Griffin 's books.
For those of you who haven't read Griffin 's work, his approach to the events of 9/11 isn't a "this is what happened" argument but more of an in-depth analysis of the official story and why it just doesn't add up. After he had finished both books, I could see my father had been unnerved by what he had read and he summed up perfectly the collective mindset of the rest of the country.
"I just can't believe my government would do such a thing!"
I told him that it wasn't "his government," it was these people (PNAC group) who would do such a thing. There are folks who think that these people either made it happen or let it happen and it's difficult to prove either theory. However, what is easy to prove is that this country did not get the whole story, let alone an accurate story, of what really happened that day. Griffin's work along with numerous web sites, most notably Paul Thompson's remarkable 9/11 Timeline, provide a more carefully researched and thorough picture of that day in our history than the official 9/11 Commission dared to even contemplate. But people need to not only want to look at that picture but they also must not be afraid to believe what they will see.
When one steps back and looks at the make up and conduct of the 9/11 Commission, one quickly realizes that it was little more than a White House led undertaking to do nothing more than "prove" the official version. Few people realize that the decisions regarding what would be the focus of the commission were made by Philip Zelikow, a member of Bush's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
Under the leadership of Zelikow, the 9/11 Commission either omitted or refused to hear testimony from first responders who were at the WTC, intelligence officials like Sibel Edmonds who testified that the "war on terror" was corrupt in its execution or any other testimony or blatantly obvious facts which contradicted the official version.
Go ahead and ask people, even those who think Bush is hiding something about 9/11, and witness how little is actually known about the events of that day or the farcical "investigation" that resulted after years of delays, under funding and barefaced stone-walling committed by the Bush administration. Go ahead and point out the obvious contradictions in the official version to some people and see how long it takes you to either be labeled a "conspiracy theorist" or even worse, be told "don't go there."
But if we are to have any chance at stopping this Bush driven American freefall recklessly descending into something America was never meant to become, then we must go there - and we must go there over and over with loud voices until we can drown out the rhetoric and the fear mongering.
There have been some recent developments and additional articles that point back to 9/11 and the real need to reopen that wound in order to allow it to finally heal. Robert Steinback of the Miami Herald recently did a piece titled Avoiding the Hard Questions which moved me to examine further many of the points he makes regarding people's fear of not wanting to look too closely at 9/11. There is also a relatively new group called Scholars for 9/11 Truth who has begun to make waves on the Internet regarding the inconsistencies of the official version of events and I highly recommend folks check these out if you haven't already.
There is something folks need to remember and I think this is very important. There is a huge difference between being a "conspiracy theorist" and having reasonable doubts. Anyone who has taken the time to explore the government's case relating to 9/11 knows that it would fall apart in a court of law much as it seems to be falling apart in the court of public opinion.
You have to wonder if some people are more fearful of learning the truth than they are of the "terrorists." What if it became known that we really don't need more security in our ports or airports? What if it became known that illegal wire taps or the invasion of countries was not necessary in order to keep the country safe? What if the answer to preventing another 9/11 was simply insuring that certain people never achieved the highest positions of power in our government?
9/11 needs to be given a decent burial instead of being used as the basis for the policies of the most corrupt administration in American history. The victims who perished that day and their families deserve more than respect and prayers - they deserve justice. And until 9/11's use as a weapon is ended, those victims and their families will be denied those very things.
And so will the rest of us.
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