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An interview with Glen Clancy (Fool Me Twice)

08 August 2008 | Permalink | comments: 0

Categories: [ 9/11 Truth Movement ]

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On 1st August Truth News Radio Australia interviewed Glen Clancy, creator of the film Fool Me Twice, which explores evidence that the 2002 Bali Bombings were orchestrated by intelligence operatives, while the governments of Australia and Indonesia looked the other way.

During the interview we get into an interesting discussion of the physics of the explosions which devastated a large area of Kuta Beach, and the coverup of vital information such as the alteration of flight log data at Bali's International airport.

We also examine the Howard Government's willful deceptions in regard to the East Timorese independence campaign which led to many deaths, culminating in the Australian led military intervention (INTERFET) in 1999.

Glen currently lives and works in Japan, but he is planning to return to Australia soon. We look forward to his next project.

Fool Me Twice is a must see film, and you can watch the whole production for free on Google Video.

The Way of the World - Fabricating A Case For War

06 August 2008 | Permalink | comments: 0

Categories: [ 9/11 Truth Movement ]

Yet another glaring example of how criminal deception lies at the heart of the current status quo. This deception was not unique the United States. It was and is still at the heart of Australian foreign policy in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The basic premise of this website is given further support each time a new whistle blower steps forth from the shadows with another expose of government high crimes and misdemeanors.

We await the final act.

From NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93293353

Ron Suskind - The Way of the World

Morning Edition, August 5, 2008 ·In his new book, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth And Hope In An Age of Extremism, author Ron Suskind alleges that the Bush administration knew Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, and eventually fabricated intelligence assets to support its case for war. Both the White House and the CIA deny his claims. Steve Inskeep talks with Suskind about the book.

TNRA 1 August 2008

August 1, 2008, part 1 of 1.
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06 August 2008 | Permalink | comments: 4

On tonight's show we lead with the proposed impeachment of George W. Bush - led by Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. We play an excerpt from Rep. Kucinich's speech to the house - then we get into a discussion of politics and music with our special studio guest, Simon.



In the second half of the show we speak to the film maker Glen Clancy - creator of "Fool Me Twice", a film which explores evidence that the 2002 Bali Bombings were not indeed the act of fanatical Islamists, but rather orchestrated by intelligence operatives, while the governments of Australia and Indonesia looked the other way.

Fool Me Twice is a must see film - and you can watch the whole thing for free on Google video:



http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4135706276167925924

We are very grateful for Glen's time coming on the show.

To our audience: thanks for listening - & see you again real soon!

Hereward & Josh

The 2001 anthrax attacks: a proven false flag operation from start to finish

03 August 2008 | Permalink | comments: 0

Categories: [ 9/11 Truth Movement ]

With the publication of the following article by Glenn Greenwald it is now a matter of public record that the 2001 anthrax attacks were indeed a false flag operation launched from within United States Government Military facilities, for the purpose of building public support for the "war on terror" and the Invasion of Iraq.

No doubt, slurrs of "conspiracy theory" will fly from the mouths of the well fed, criminally complicit, mainstream media hacks against those who voice these facts.

 

Others will recognise that, if these attacks can be shown to have been orchestrated from within the government, it is hardly a leap of the imagination to say that the 9/11 attacks were the same type of operation.

 

The naive argument that so-called democratic governments would not stoop to hurting their own people simply cannot stand up to the hard facts any more.


Vital unresolved anthrax questions and ABC News

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/08/01/anthrax/index.html

A top U.S. government scientist, suspected of the anthrax attacks, commits suicide. ABC News knows who is responsible for false reports blaming those attacks on Iraq, but refuses to say.

Glenn Greenwald


Aug. 01, 2008 | (Updated below - Update II - Update III - Update IV - Update V - Update VI)


The FBI's lead suspect in the September, 2001 anthrax attacks -- Bruce E. Ivins -- died Tuesday night, apparently by suicide, just as the Justice Department was about to charge him with responsibility for the attacks. For the last 18 years, Ivins was a top anthrax researcher at the U.S. Government's biological weapons research laboratories at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, where he was one of the most elite government anthrax scientists on the research team at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease (USAMRIID).

 

The 2001 anthrax attacks remain one of the great mysteries of the post-9/11 era. After 9/11 itself, the anthrax attacks were probably the most consequential event of the Bush presidency. One could make a persuasive case that they were actually more consequential. The 9/11 attacks were obviously traumatic for the country, but in the absence of the anthrax attacks, 9/11 could easily have been perceived as a single, isolated event. It was really the anthrax letters -- with the first one sent on September 18, just one week after 9/11 -- that severely ratcheted up the fear levels and created the climate that would dominate in this country for the next several years after. It was anthrax -- sent directly into the heart of the country's elite political and media institutions, to then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt), NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, and other leading media outlets -- that created the impression that social order itself was genuinely threatened by Islamic radicalism.

 

If the now-deceased Ivins really was the culprit behind the attacks, then that means that the anthrax came from a U.S. Government lab, sent by a top U.S. Army scientist at Ft. Detrick. Without resort to any speculation or inferences at all, it is hard to overstate the significance of that fact. From the beginning, there was a clear intent on the part of the anthrax attacker to create a link between the anthrax attacks and both Islamic radicals and the 9/11 attacks. This was the letter sent to Brokaw:


The letter sent to Leahy contained this message:

 

We have anthrax.

You die now.

Are you afraid?

Death to America.

Death to Israel.

Allah is great.

 

By design, those attacks put the American population into a state of intense fear of Islamic terrorism, far more than the 9/11 attacks alone could have accomplished.

Much more important than the general attempt to link the anthrax to Islamic terrorists, there was a specific intent -- indispensably aided by ABC News -- to link the anthrax attacks to Iraq and Saddam Hussein. In my view, and I've written about this several times and in great detail to no avail, the role played by ABC News in this episode is the single greatest, unresolved media scandal of this decade. News of Ivins' suicide, which means (presumably) that the anthrax attacks originated from Ft. Detrick, adds critical new facts and heightens how scandalous ABC News' conduct continues to be in this matter.

 

During the last week of October, 2001, ABC News, led by Brian Ross, continuously trumpeted the claim as their top news story that government tests conducted on the anthrax -- tests conducted at Ft. Detrick -- revealed that the anthrax sent to Daschele contained the chemical additive known as bentonite. ABC News, including Peter Jennings, repeatedly claimed that the presence of bentonite in the anthrax was compelling evidence that Iraq was responsible for the attacks, since -- as ABC variously claimed -- bentonite "is a trademark of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's biological weapons program" and "only one country, Iraq, has used bentonite to produce biological weapons."

 

ABC News' claim -- which they said came at first from "three well-placed but separate sources," followed by "four well-placed and separate sources" -- was completely false from the beginning. There never was any bentonite detected in the anthrax (a fact ABC News acknowledged for the first time in 2007 only as a result of my badgering them about this issue). It's critical to note that it isn't the case that preliminary tests really did detect bentonite and then subsequent tests found there was none. No tests ever found or even suggested the presence of bentonite. The claim was just concocted from the start. It just never happened.

 

That means that ABC News' "four well-placed and separate sources" fed them information that was completely false -- false information that created a very significant link in the public mind between the anthrax attacks and Saddam Hussein. And look where -- according to Brian Ross' report on October 28, 2001 -- these tests were conducted:

 

And despite continued White House denials, four well-placed and separate sources have told ABC News that initial tests on the anthrax by the US Army at Fort Detrick, Maryland, have detected trace amounts of the chemical additives bentonite and silica.

 

Two days earlier, Ross went on ABC News' World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and, as the lead story, breathlessly reported:

 

The discovery of bentonite came in an urgent series of tests conducted at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and elsewhere.

 

Clearly, Ross' allegedly four separate sources had to have some specific knowledge of the tests conducted and, if they were really "well-placed," one would presume that meant they had some connection to the laboratory where the tests were conducted -- Ft. Detrick. That means that the same Government lab where the anthrax attacks themselves came from was the same place where the false reports originated that blamed those attacks on Iraq.

It's extremely possible -- one could say highly likely -- that the same people responsible for perpetrating the attacks were the ones who fed the false reports to the public, through ABC News, that Saddam was behind them. What we know for certain -- as a result of the letters accompanying the anthrax -- is that whoever perpetrated the attacks wanted the public to believe they were sent by foreign Muslims. Feeding claims to ABC News designed to link Saddam to those attacks would, for obvious reasons, promote the goal of the anthrax attacker(s).

 

Seven years later, it's difficult for many people to recall, but, as I've amply documented, those ABC News reports linking Saddam and anthrax penetrated very deeply -- by design -- into our public discourse and into the public consciousness. Those reports were absolutely vital in creating the impression during that very volatile time that Islamic terrorists generally, and Iraq and Saddam Hussein specifically, were grave, existential threats to this country. As but one example: after Ross' lead report on the October 26, 2001 edition of World News Tonight with Peter Jennings claiming that the Government had found bentonite, this is what Jennings said into the camera:

 

This news about bentonite as the additive being a trademark of the Iraqi biological weapons program is very significant. Partly because there's been a lot of pressure on the Bush administration inside and out to go after Saddam Hussein. And some are going to be quick to pick up on this as a smoking gun.

 

That's exactly what happened. The Weekly Standard published two lengthy articles attacking the FBI for focusing on a domestic culprit and -- relying almost exclusively on the ABC/Ross report -- insisted that Saddam was one of the most likely sources for those attacks. In November, 2001, they published an article (via Lexis) which began:

 

On the critical issue of who sent the anthrax, it's time to give credit to the ABC website, ABCNews.com, for reporting rings around most other news organizations. Here's a bit from a comprehensive story filed late last week by Gary Matsumoto, lending further credence to the commonsensical theory (resisted by the White House) that al Qaeda or Iraq -- and not some domestic Ted Kaczynski type -- is behind the germ warfare.

 

The Weekly Standard published a much lengthier and more dogmatic article in April, 2002 again pushing the ABC "bentonite" claims and arguing: "There is purely circumstantial though highly suggestive evidence that might seem to link Iraq with last fall's anthrax terrorism." The American Enterprise Institute's Laurie Mylroie (who had an AEI article linking Saddam to 9/11 ready for publication at the AEI on September 13) expressly claimed in November, 2001 that "there is also tremendous evidence that subsequent anthrax attacks are connected to Iraq" and based that accusation almost exclusively on the report from ABC and Ross ("Mylroie: Evidence Shows Saddam Is Behind Anthrax Attacks").

And then, when President Bush named Iraq as a member of the "Axis of Evil" in his January, 2002 State of the Union speech -- just two months after ABC's report, when the anthrax attacks were still very vividly on the minds of Americans -- he specifically touted this claim:

 

The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax, and nerve gas, and nuclear weapons for over a decade.

 

Bush's invocation of Iraq was the only reference in the State of the Union address to the unsolved anthrax attacks. And the Iraq-anthrax connection was explicitly made by the President at a time when, as we now know, he was already eagerly planning an attack on Iraq.

There can't be any question that this extremely flamboyant though totally false linkage between Iraq and the anthrax attacks -- accomplished primarily by the false bentonite reports from ABC News and Brian Ross -- played a very significant role in how Americans perceived of the Islamic threat generally and Iraq specifically. As but one very illustrative example, The Washington Post's columnist, Richard Cohen, supported the invasion of Iraq, came to regret that support, and then explained what led him to do so, in a 2004 Post column entitled "Our Forgotten Panic":

 

I'm not sure if panic is quite the right word, but it is close enough. Anthrax played a role in my decision to support the Bush administration's desire to take out Saddam Hussein. I linked him to anthrax, which I linked to Sept. 11. I was not going to stand by and simply wait for another attack -- more attacks. I was going to go to the source, Hussein, and get him before he could get us. As time went on, I became more and more questioning, but I had a hard time backing down from my initial whoop and holler for war.

 

Cohen -- in a March 18, 2008 Slate article in which he explains why he wrongfully supported the attack on Iraq -- disclosed this:

 

Anthrax. Remember anthrax? It seems no one does anymore -- at least it's never mentioned. But right after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, letters laced with anthrax were received at the New York Post and Tom Brokaw's office at NBC. . . . There was ample reason to be afraid.

The attacks were not entirely unexpected. I had been told soon after Sept. 11 to secure Cipro, the antidote to anthrax. The tip had come in a roundabout way from a high government official, and I immediately acted on it. I was carrying Cipro way before most people had ever heard of it.

 

For this and other reasons, the anthrax letters appeared linked to the awful events of Sept. 11. It all seemed one and the same. Already, my impulse had been to strike back, an overwhelming urge that had, in fact, taken me by surprise on Sept. 11 itself when the first of the Twin Towers had collapsed. . . .

 

In the following days, as the horror started to be airbrushed -- no more bodies plummeting to the sidewalk -- the anthrax letters started to come, some to people I knew. And I thought, No, I'm not going to sit here passively and wait for it to happen. I wanted to go to "them," whoever "they" were, grab them by the neck, and get them before they could get us. One of "them" was Saddam Hussein. He had messed around with anthrax . . . He was a nasty little fascist, and he needed to be dealt with.

 

That, more or less, is how I made my decision to support the war in Iraq.

 

Cohen's mental process that led him to link anthrax to Iraq and then to support an attack on Iraq, warped as it is, was extremely common. Having heard ABC News in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attack flamboyantly and repeatedly link Saddam to the anthrax attacks, followed by George Bush's making the same linkage (albeit more subtly) in his January, 2002 State of the Union speech, much of the public had implanted into their minds that Saddam Hussein was not just evil, but a severe threat to the U.S., likely the primary culprit behind the anthrax attacks. All along, though, the anthrax came from a U.S. Government/Army research lab.

Critically, ABC News never retracted its story (they merely noted, as they had done from the start, that the White House denied the reports). And thus, the linkage between Saddam and the anthrax attacks -- every bit as false as the linkage between Saddam and the 9/11 attacks -- persisted.

 

We now know -- we knew even before news of Ivins' suicide last night, and know especially in light of it -- that the anthrax attacks didn't come from Iraq or any foreign government at all. It came from our own Government's scientist, from the top Army bioweapons research laboratory. More significantly, the false reports linking anthrax to Iraq also came from the U.S. Government -- from people with some type of significant links to the same facility responsible for the attacks themselves.

 

Surely the question of who generated those false Iraq-anthrax reports is one of the most significant and explosive stories of the last decade. The motive to fabricate reports of bentonite and a link to Saddam is glaring. Those fabrications played some significant role -- I'd argue a very major role -- in propagandizing the American public to perceive of Saddam as a threat, and further, propagandized the public to believe that our country was sufficiently threatened by foreign elements that a whole series of radical policies that the neoconservatives both within and outside of the Bush administration wanted to pursue -- including an attack an Iraq and a whole array of assaults on our basic constitutional framework -- were justified and even necessary in order to survive.

 

ABC News already knows the answers to these questions. They know who concocted the false bentonite story and who passed it on to them with the specific intent of having them broadcast those false claims to the world, in order to link Saddam to the anthrax attacks and -- as importantly -- to conceal the real culprit(s) (apparently within the U.S. government) who were behind the attacks. And yet, unbelievably, they are keeping the story to themselves, refusing to disclose who did all of this. They're allegedly a news organization, in possession of one of the most significant news stories of the last decade, and they are concealing it from the public, even years later.

 

They're not protecting "sources." The people who fed them the bentonite story aren't "sources." They're fabricators and liars who purposely used ABC News to disseminate to the American public an extremely consequential and damaging falsehood. But by protecting the wrongdoers, ABC News has made itself complicit in this fraud perpetrated on the public, rather than a news organization uncovering such frauds. That is why this is one of the most extreme journalistic scandals that exists, and it deserves a lot more debate and attention than it has received thus far.

UPDATE: One other fact to note here is how bizarrely inept the effort by the Bush DOJ to find the real attacker has been. Extremely suspicious behavior from Ivins -- including his having found and completely cleaned anthrax traces on a co-worker's desk at the Ft. Detrick lab without telling anyone that he did so and then offering extremely strange explanations for why -- was publicly reported as early as 2004 by The LA Times (Ivins "detected an apparent anthrax leak in December 2001, at the height of the anthrax mailings investigation, but did not report it. Ivins considered the problem solved when he cleaned the affected office with bleach").

 

In October 2004, USA Today reported that Ivins was involved in another similar incident, in April of 2002, when Ivins performed unauthorized tests to detect the origins of more anthrax residue found at Ft. Detrick. Yet rather than having that repeated, strange behavior lead the FBI to discover that he was involved in the attacks, there was a very public effort -- as Atrios notes here -- to blame the attacks on Iraq and then, ultimately, to blame Stephen Hatfill. Amazingly, as Atrios notes here, very few people other than "a few crazy bloggers are even interested" in finding out what happened here and why -- at least to demand that ABC News report the vital information that it already has that will shed very significant light on much of this.

UPDATE II: Ivins' local paper, Frederick News in Maryland, has printed several Letters to the Editor written by Ivins over the years. Though the underlying ideology is a bit difficult to discern, he seems clearly driven by a belief in the need for Christian doctrine to govern our laws and political institutions, with a particular interest in Catholic dogma. He wrote things like this:

 

Today we frequently admonish people who oppose abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide or capital punishment to keep their religious, moral, and philosophical beliefs to themselves.

Before dispensing such admonishments in the future, perhaps we should gratefully consider some of our country's most courageous, historical figures who refused to do so.

 

And then there's this rather cryptic message, published in 2006:

 

Rabbi Morris Kosman is entirely correct in summarily rejecting the demands of the Frederick Imam for a "dialogue."

By blood and faith, Jews are God's chosen, and have no need for "dialogue" with any gentile. End of "dialogue."

 

It should be noted that the lawyer who had been representing Ivins in connection with the anthrax investigation categorically maintains Ivins' innocence and attributes his suicide to "the relentless pressure of accusation and innuendo."

On a note related to the main topic of the post, macgupta in comments notes the numerous prominent people in addition to those mentioned here -- including The Wall St. Jorunal Editors and former CIA Director James Woosely -- who insisted rather emphatically from the beginning of the anthrax attacks that Saddam was likely to blame. Indeed, the WSJ Editorial Page -- along with others on the Right such as Michael Barone of U.S. News & World Report and Fox News -- continued even into 2007 to insist that the FBI was erring by focusing on domestic suspects rather than Middle Easterners.

 

The Nation's Michael Massing noted at the time (in November, 2001) that as a direct result of the anthrax attacks, and the numerous claims insinuating that Iraq was behind them, "the political and journalistic establishment suddenly seems united in wanting to attack Iraq." There has long been an intense desire on the neoconservative Right to falsely link anthrax to Saddam specifically and Muslims generally. ABC News was, and (as a result of its inexcusable silence) continues to be, their best friend.

UPDATE III: See this important point from Atrios about Richard Cohen's admission that he was told before the anthrax attacks happened by a "high government official" to take cipro. Atrios writes: "now that we know that the US gov't believes that anthrax came from the inside, shouldn't Cohen be a wee bit curious about what this warning was based on?"

 

That applies to much of the Beltway class, including many well-connected journalists, who were quietly popping cipro back then because, like Cohen, they heard from Government sources that they should. Leave aside the ethical questions about the fact that these journalists kept those warnings to themselves. Wouldn't the most basic journalistic instincts lead them now -- in light of the claims by our Government that the attacks came from a Government scientist -- to wonder why and how their Government sources were warning about an anthrax attack? Then again, the most basic journalistic instincts would have lead ABC News to reveal who concocted and fed them the false "Saddam/anthrax" reports in the first place, and yet we still are forced to guess at those questions because ABC News continues to cover up the identity of the perpetrators.

UPDATE IV: John McCain, on the David Letterman Show, October 18, 2001 (days before ABC News first broadcast their bentonite report):

 

LETTERMAN: How are things going in Afghanistan now?

 

MCCAIN: I think we're doing fine . . . I think we'll do fine. The second phase -- if I could just make one, very quickly -- the second phase is Iraq. There is some indication, and I don't have the conclusions, but some of this anthrax may -- and I emphasize may -- have come from Iraq.

 

LETTERMAN: Oh is that right?

 

MCCAIN: If that should be the case, that's when some tough decisions are gonna have to be made.

 

ThinkProgress has the video. Someone ought to ask McCain what "indication" he was referencing that the anthrax "may have come from Iraq."

 

After all, three days later, McCain and Joe Lieberman went on Meet the Press (on October 21, 2001) and both strongly suggested that we would have to attack Iraq. Lieberman said that the anthrax was so complex and potent that "there's either a significant amount of money behind this, or this is state-sponsored, or this is stuff that was stolen from the former Soviet program."

 

As I said, it is not possible to overstate the importance of anthrax in putting the country into the state of fear that led to the attack on Iraq and so many of the other abuses of the Bush era. There are few news stories more significant, if there are any, than unveiling who the culprits were behind this deliberate propaganda. The fact that the current GOP presidential nominee claimed back then on national television to have some "indication" linking Saddam to the anthrax attacks makes it a bigger story still.

UPDATE V: I tried to be careful here to avoid accepting as True the matter of Ivins' guilt. Very early on in the article, I framed the analysis this way: "If the now-deceased Ivins really was the culprit behind the attacks, then that means that the anthrax came from a U.S. Government lab," and I then noted in Update II that Ivins' lawyer vehemently maintains his innocence. My whole point here is that the U.S. Government now claims the anthrax attacks came from a Government scientist at a U.S. Army lab, and my conclusions follow from that premise, accepted as true only for purposes of this analysis.

 

It's worth underscoring that it is far from clear that Ivins had anything to do with the anthrax attacks, and someone in comments claiming (anonymously though credibly) that he knew Ivins personally asserts that Ivins was innocent and makes the case as to why the Government's accusations are suspect. As I see it, the more doubt there is about who was responsible for the anthrax attacks, the greater is the need for ABC News to reveal who fabricated their reports linking the attacks to Iraq.

UPDATE VI: I'll be on Rachel Maddow's radio show tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST to discuss this story. Local listings and live audio feed are here.

Numerous people have advised me in comments and via email that ABC News is deleting any mention of my piece today in the comment section to their article on the Ivins suicide (though many such comments now seem to be posted there). Last year, ABC was in full denial mode when responding to the stories I wrote about this issue. The key here, I think, will be to try to devise the right strategy to induce the right Congressional Committee to hold hearings on the false ABC News stories and the anthrax issue generally. I hope to have more details on that effort shortly.

 

NO FEAR TRILOGY - Three Sydney Truth Events in September!

31 July 2008 | Permalink | comments: 0

Categories: [ 9/11 Truth Movement ]

From John Bursill | johnbursill@aapt.net.au | +61 414 878499

 

Event 1

 

DELUSION 911
PUBLIC MEETING THURSDAY SEPTEMBER-11-7pm

Tom Mann Theatre

136 Chalmers St Surry Hills Sydney - 5mins walk from Central Station

Find out why millions of people around the world reject the official explanation of 9/11!

SPEAKERS

  • Dr David Leifer - Architect and Associated Engineer
  • Dr Frank Legge – Chemist/Scientist and Peace Activist
  • James O’Neil - Barrister at Law and Peace Activist
  • Gillian Norman - Film Maker, former BBC Journalist
  • John Bursill - Licensed Aircraft Engineer and Green
  • Kevin Bracken - Victorian Union Secretary
  • Green’s Political Representative – To be confirmed

 

Presented by Sydney Truth Action

E-mail info@truthaction.org.au


Event 2

 

Film screening and panel discussion "ShadowPlay"

September 12 - 7:00pm

Tom Mann Theatre

136 Chalmers St Surry Hills Sydney - 5mins walk from Central Station

SHADOWPLAY PART I
9/11 PUPPETMASTERS

Revealing dark PuppetMasters behind the 9/11 ShadowPlay of Deception

 

Featuring:

  • CHARLIE SHEEN - with InfoWars.com
  • General LEONID IVASHOV - Commander of Russian Armed Forces, September 11, 2001
  • ANDREAS VON BUELOW - Former State Secretary of Defense,Germany
  • CONNIE FOGAL - Leader Canadian Action Party, Canada
  • WEBSTER GRIFFIN TARPLEY - Historian, USA
  • G.EDWARD GRIFFIN - Founder Freedom Force International, USA
  • WILL THOMAS - Investigative Journalist
  • BARRIE ZWICKER - Media Critic, Canada
  • Prof KEVIN BARRETT - Islamologist, Univ Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Prof MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY - Economist, Univ Ottawa, Canada
  • Prof JOHN McMURTRY - Moral Philosopher, Univ Guelph, Canada
  • YUKIHISA FUJITA MP - Director of the Parliamentary Defense Committee
  • Dr STEVEN JONES - Physicist, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice
  • Dr FRANK LEGGE - Chemist. Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice


Plus many more...


Event 3

 

SYDNEY TRUTH ACTION FUNDRAISER 13 Sep 7-10pm

Bat and Ball Hotel, 495 Cleveland St Surry Hills, 10mins from Central

Dinner and Live Acoustic Music from Vitarley, Suggested donation at door $35

 

FREE PARTY BAND “SPINDRIFT” AFTER 1Opm for all 9/11 Truthers

All proceeds will go to covering the cost of these Sydney Truth Action events!

Please spread the word and attend if possible!

Kind regards John Bursill

 

A beautiful deconstruction of “conspiracy theory” doublethink

30 July 2008 | Permalink | comments: 0

Categories: [ 9/11 Truth Movement ]

The guardian.co.uk opinion page currently features a brilliant article from Dan Hind which is a response to an earlier article by Charlie Brooker, titled "So, you believe in conspiracy theories, do you? You probably also think you're the Emperor of Pluto".

 

The first article broke all records for online responses, topping out at 1,700. From my casual glance through it doesn't appear that Charlie Brooker has much support from the readership.

 

links:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jul/17/september11 www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jul/14/september11.usa

 

While Charlie Brooker draws on all the usual stereotypes and prejudices against "conspiracy believers" as mentally unstable social outcasts who irrationally cling to the idea of secret knowledge in order to improve their self esteem, Hind deconstructs the concept, demonstrating that recent policies of the current U.S. Administration (especially with regard to Saddam Hussein and WMD) have been informed by unsubstantiated and irrational conspiracy theories.

 

When you think about it, much of the fear mongering over Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions can be viewed as conspiracy theory too.

 

During the Cold War there was a widespread conspiracy theory about the threat of Communist world domination. These beliefs informed the policies of the Menzies era in Australia and led to censorship and the erosion of civil liberties.

 

Indeed, the view of 9/11 put forth by the 9/11 Commission and the Military Commissions at Guantanamo could correctly be described as "conspiracy theory" too, since there is no evidence other than the confessions of men who have have been held without due process for up to six years, tortured and dehumanised to the point that their testimony is now legally worthless.

 

Dan Hind's article, unlike David Coady's casual dismissial of 9/11 Truth as "irrational conspiracy theories", leaves the question of which conspiracy theory is correct unanswered - which is at least a more intellectually honest response to the "knowns" and "unknowns" of 9/11.

TNRA 25 July 2008

July 25, 2008, part 1 of 1.
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25 July 2008 | Permalink | comments: 100

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In tonight’s show we take a look at a variety of current stories in Australia and overseas, with special attention given to the ongoing global warming / carbon trading controversy and the pending execution of the convicted Bali bombers.

In the second half of the show we have two special guests, Emily and Matilda, with whom we engage in an extended open discussion of the question of responsibility in relation to the task of questioning official truth. In the discussion we express our views in regard to the criteria which are needed to distinguish valid investigative research from fantasy and speculation, and we take a look at a few fringe ideas such as the theories of David Icke and UFO’s.

Links to all major stories are provided below.

Next week we will be interviewing Glen Clancy, creator of the film Fool Me Twice, for a discussion of his ground breaking research into the Bali Bombings.

Thanks for listening!

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Australian Greenhouse Expert David Evans Blows Whistle on CO2

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-7583,00.html

Dr David Evans was a consultant to the Australian Greenhouse Office from 1999 to 2005.

But since 1999 new evidence has seriously weakened the case that carbon emissions are the main cause of global warming, and by 2007 the evidence was pretty conclusive that carbon played only a minor role and was not the main cause of the recent global warming. As Lord Keynes famously said, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”

There has not been a public debate about the causes of global warming and most of the public and our decision makers are not aware of the most basic salient facts:

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Media Statement Sunday 1st July 2007

A new organisation called “The Carbon Sense Coalition” has been set up to defend the role of carbon on earth and in the atmosphere.

Chairman of the new group, Mr Viv Forbes, a pasture manager, soil scientist and geologist from Rosevale in Queensland, says the group is concerned at the growing and unjustified vilification of carbon by politicians and the media.

More information on The Carbon Sense Coalition can be found on our web site at www.carbon-sense.com.

“The impetus for the formation of the group was, firstly the proposal that carbon dioxide be labelled as a pollutant in the Federal National Pollutant Inventory, and secondly a set of wholly destructive policy proposals from the Queensland government in their document Climate Smart 2050 – Queensland climate change strategy 2007 – a low carbon future.”

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Two student activists have won a court challenge to special World Youth Day laws that allowed police to detain people or fine them $5,500 for annoying or inconveniencing Catholic pilgrims.


No To Pope Coalition members Amber Pike and Rachel Evans took the New South Wales Government to the Federal Court, arguing the laws were unconstitutional because they would make their peaceful protest illegal.

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Bali bombers waive right to seek presidential pardon

www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/07/21/2310039.htm

Indonesia’s Attorney-General has confirmed the three convicted Bali bombers have waived their right to seek a presidential pardon and he hopes their executions go ahead in the next few weeks.

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Cynthia McKinney has won the presidential nomination of the Green Party of the United States
www.911oz.com/weblogid/145

www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2008/07/12/mckinney_green_nomination.html

CHICAGO — Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney reassumed the national political stage Saturday, winning the presidential nomination of the Green Party of the United States at the party’s national convention here.

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Navy Prosecutor In Gitmo Case: “If they hadn’t shot down the fourth plane it would’ve hit the dome”

Though the trial the man, dubbed “Osama bin Laden’s driver”, is primarily functioning as a show piece for the Bush administration’s “war on terror”, some interesting information emerged from the Guantanamo Bay naval base yesterday in the form of a direct admission from a US prosecutor that the fourth plane was “shot down”.

www.911oz.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=214

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CNN reporter criticizes TSA, finds self on terror watch list
www.rawstory.com/news/2008/CNN_reporter_wants_off_terror_watch_0716.html

The post-9/11 airline watch list that is supposed to keep terrorists off of airplanes has swelled to more than 1 million names, including at least one investigative reporter who had been critical of the Transportation Security Agency, which maintains the watch list

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Want some torture with your peanuts?

www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/…want-some-torture-with-your-peanuts/

Here is a story so bizarre and so ridiculous that it sounds like either a hoax or a monty python script: a “shock bracelet” which combines RFID tracking with electro-shock weapon technology all in one handy package now being assessed by the United States Department of Homeland Security for use in passenger aircraft.



A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®. According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers (video also shown below).
This bracelet would:
• Take the place of an airline boarding pass
• Contain personal information about the traveler
• Be able to monitor the whereabouts of each passenger and his/her luggage
• Shock the wearer on command, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes

www.911oz.com/weblogid/148

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UFO Article and Clip

www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story...32,00.html

Shock bracelets? Now they’ve really gone too far…

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Here is a story so bizarre and so ridiculous that it sounds like either a hoax or a monty python script: a "shock bracelet" which combines RFID tracking with electro-shock weapon technology all in one handy package now being assessed by the United States Department of Homeland Security for use in passenger aircraft.

 

The new device is patented by Lamperd Less Lethal, a company which specialises in "less lethal weapons". They made a promotional video for their crazy invention a few years ago which received little attention.

 

Now however things have changed.

 

A senior official from the Department of Homeland Security has expressed interest in the device, and this was covered in a recent Fox News story which we present below:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cBSRLrJbGg

 

The fact that the man interviewed plays down the "electro-shock" aspect of this device does not give me much comfort. Clearly the reporter is rather disturbed, as she fumbles for words during the interview.

 

Stories like this go a long way towards validating the worst case scenariois of where America is headed, and historically, where America goes, Australia soon follows.

 

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I think he is a pilot but anyone who pads his resume with “thousands of hours of command instrument time”, sounds like a light aircraft pilot to me. Command instrument time means nothing.. Except that you have an instrument rating. if he had any jet time, he would have said so.

As far as Highbreedo is concerned, the consensus is that he filmed his lawn sprinkler. If what he filmed was a common occurrence after an alleged “spray”, it would have been picked up by now

By Mike Glynn on 2012 08 05 - 23:18:32
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

I don’t know whether or not he is a pilot. I take him at his word. I have spoken to him on the telephone but I didn’t ask him if he is a pilot, any more than I would ask Pat Mooney if the moratorium on geoengineering is being observed or if chemtrails are contrails. People who want to ask these questions can ASK THEM!

By Wayne Hall on 2012 08 05 - 23:03:27
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Speaking of copy/paste,

here is a copy of my post about Carl Needham (see comments page 1).
May save some time for anyone lookin at Wayne Hall’s reference.

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Christine,

the link you gave points to a person named Carl Needham. The only hint of him being a pilot is his claim on his Flash-heavy web site: “... thousands of hours of command instrument flying ...”.

You can do this in a single-engine Cessna, flying through Cumulus clouds, but never come even close to the flight levels where commercial jets are cruising. There is no hint of him being a commercial pilot. See his LinkedIn page.

As for his claims, regrettably he is quoting “sources” in his paper which are long debunked inside and out, like Cliff Carnicom, Michael J. Murphy and others. His main point is “[these clouds] can not be satisfactorily explained in terms of either common jet vapour contrails or supersaturated persistent contrails”.

While he does not give any explanation for that claim, it’s worth to note that he is aware of the existence of persisting contrails - which is the whole point of the article on the top.

By Josh on 2012 08 05 - 22:30:34
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Do a copy and paste.

By Wayne Hall on 2012 08 05 - 20:03:24
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

That should be:
http://media.cigionline.org/geoeng/2009 - Virgoe - International governance of a possible geoengineering intervention to combat climate change.pdf

By Wayne Hall on 2012 08 05 - 20:02:00
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Some more Australian input:
http://media.cigionline.org/geoeng/2009 - Virgoe - International governance of a possible geoengineering intervention to combat climate change.pdf

Do chemtrails activists and climate change sceptics share any common ground that can help us deal with these attitudes, which people can get away with in academia.

Look at the great intellectual Clive Hamilton. He has his knickers in a twist in the face of the geoengineers.

By Wayne Hall on 2012 08 05 - 19:57:54
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

By the way, Mike, on the subject of who we have talked to, have you ever talked to Carl Needham, who runs the Blue No More site???  He is a pilot too.  He is a very private person, the exact opposite of an activist. But he is not a nutcase.

By Wayne Hall on 2012 08 05 - 19:23:02
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Well, at least that’s some new and interesting information.

I have written of nutcases: http://www.bluenomore.com/JekyllHyde.html

But it doesn’t explain what is shown in the video.

By Wayne Hall on 2012 08 05 - 19:07:02
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Wayne… A word…  The guy who shot that video , I have talked to him, IMHO is a certified nut case. Check out his other videos.. Sylphs, invisible cloaked UFOs which eat chemtrails…. Unmarked silen tmystery aircraft which are anything but. ( I think he actually filmed me in my Yak 18t once claiming I was a ” scout ship”!!!

He is entertaining, but please, if that guy and his “evidence” is the best you have…...

By Mike Glynn on 2012 08 05 - 19:00:37
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjRBVcqPOL4

By Wayne Hall on 2012 08 05 - 16:52:50
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

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