Former US Navy Top Gun and Qantas Captain Kevin “Sully” Sullivan has been warning of the risks of automation after surviving a catastrophic software failure during a flight from Singapore to Perth more than a decade ago. LISTEN HERE
Watch this video to see detailed analysis of how aerosol dumps, chem dumps were used to intensify Hurricane Sandy and to see how HAARP was used to steer it like a bomb smack dab into the metro NYC Area. I am outraged by this and hope you are too! Look at all the infrasonic undulation caused by HAARP to push the storm on its East Northest track causing greater ferocity in the storm! You can clearly see all of this on satellite imagery here!
In my last alert I told you that the US Military announced an intention to use “Weather as a Force Multiplier- to Own the Weather by 2025” so now that all of us are “the enemy” of the ruling elite who are clearly diabolically trying to kill us dead by culling the human herd by using hurricanes against us, lets FIGHT BACK WITH IAHF!!
CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST CHEMTRAILS NOW BEING ORGANIZED – BE A PLAINTIFF FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!!
A gigantic class action lawsuit is being organized against geoengineering (“chemtrailing”) that anyone, anywhere in the world can join as a plaintiff. I fully intend to gather evidence of chemtrailing via water samples collected here in Point Roberts WA so that I can become a plaintiff, and urge you to do the same anywhere in America, or the world.
Dane Wigington of geoengineeringwatch.org teaches us the procedure for sampling rain water to test for chemtrailshere, and we can easily get water samples tested for toxic heavy metals at testing labs in all 50 states. It costs only $21/ element at the lab in Redding CA that Dane uses.
I especially urge anyone who is damaged in any way by Hurricane Sandy to become a plaintiff because there is an abundance of evidence to prove that this hurricane was intentionally intensified via chemtrails and chembombs and steered into NYC via HAARP in Alaska.
(If I had lab work done on my body to show heavy metal contamination, I would not be successful due to theorganic sulfur I am ingesting to protect myself from the toxins being sprayed in chemtrails so I can only participate in the lawsuit by proving the rain falling on my property is contaminated, making it harder to do my gardening. (They’re making the soil too alkaline for heirloom seeds to germinate properly, which is why Monsanto has patented this seed that will germinate despite all the aluminum being sprayed.)
All of us are being sprayed with BILLIONS OF POUNDS of very toxic aerosols! This has caused a 25% reduction in the amount of sunlight reaching the planet according to solar energy expert Dane Wigington who spoke to this issue of global dimming on the Jeff Rense show which you can listen to here.
Do you fully realize what is being sprayed on you and are you taking enough sulfur to protect your health from this massive toxic assault? Here is the list of what is sprayed on us via chemtrails every day, world wide, we’re drinking this toxic cancer causing crap in rain water, its going into the food we eat: Aluminum Oxide Particles, Arsenic, Bacilli and Molds,Barium Salts, Barium Titanates, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Desiccated Human Red Blood Cells, Ethylene Dibromide, Enterobacter Cloacal, Enterobacteriaceae, Human white Blood Cells-A (restrictor enzyme used in research labs to snip and combine DNA), Lead, Mercury, Methyl Aluminum, Mold Spores, Mycoplasma, Nano-Aluminum-Coated Fiberglass, Nitrogen Trifluoride, Known as CHAFF), Nickel, Polymer Fibers, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa,Pseudomonas Florescens, Radioactive Cesium, Radio Active Thorium, Selenium, Serratia Marcscens, Sharp Titanium Shards, Silver, Streptomyces, Stronthium, Sub-Micron Particles (Containing Live Biological Matter), Unidentified Bacteria, Uranium, Yellow Fungal Mycotoxins.
The Navy is now conducting open air testing in California, Oregon and Washington coast line. They are now using a whole host of TOXIC CHEMICALS including some banned by the Geneva Convention, like Red Phosphorous. The Navy and Air Force toxic chemical list includes, but not limited to:
Aluminum Coated Fiberglass Particles (CHAFF)
Hydrogen Cyanide (used in Zyklon b in Nazi death camps)
Jet Fuel Emissions
I am religiously drinking sulfur water at least three times a day now, sometimes more as I keep gaining an increased awareness of this huge threat to my health. Several family members have died from cancer, and I don’t want to ever get it, or Alzheimers, Morgellons disease, Asthma, Allergies, ADD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any of the other illnesses caused or impacted by chemtrails. I urge you to consider signing up for autoshipping here to get the world’s best organic sulfur delivered automatically every month!!
I am OUTRAGED by this chemtrailing,and am collecting rain water as I type this to bring to the nearest lab to have tested so I can be a plaintiff in this class action lawsuit against chemtrails. Please join me in this effort! You can live anywhere in the worldand be a plaintiff! Please also join me in organizing a Chemtrail Awareness Day similar to this one held in Mt. Shasta CA wherever you live, and if you would like to help me with the ones I am organizing in Bellingham WA or in Vancouver BC, Canada, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAS HURRICANE SANDY INTENDED TO TRIGGER MARTIAL LAW JUST BEFORE OR AFTER THE ELECTION? COULD THE IMPACT ON THE ELECTION TRIGGER URBAN RIOTING IF ROMNEY WINS?
That may or may not have been an intention, but I don’t think it will despite the huge amount of damage the storm has caused, although an Army National Guardsman apparently leaked information that the military is anticipating the possability of urban rioting and martial law if Obama is not reelected.
A huge part of the metro NY area won’t have power on election day. Its still hard to say what impact this storm will have on the election, although it seems possible that the storm could hurt Obama worse than Romney in the heavily Democratic NYC metro area, and if martial law were declared it would enable Obama to remain in power, so hope for the best, and prepare for the worst! Keep in mind that the Department of Homeland Security has been very actively anticipating martial law, they’ve been buying upmillions of rounds of ammunition.
I just saw on the news that a Consolidated Edison Power Plant just exploded in Manhatten due to flooding. Three million people in several states are without power as I type this and it could take a week or more to get power restored. All the NYC subways and PATH train service is shut down blocking access to downtown Manhatten from New Jersey. The NY Stock exchange is shut down. Schools are shut down. Subways are flooded. Another high tide will roll in tomorrow morning at 9:30 am causing still more flooding.
A reader just emailed me this breaking news indicating that scores of Twitter users have flooded the social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long Island to prevent such activity.
1,175 New York National Guard troops have been mobilized to “provide command and control and logistical support” in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Southern Tier. According to NBC New York, the troops will also be on hand to “protect against looting.”
They might well be needed given the fact that a deluge of Twitter users are using the website to appeal to others to join them in exploiting the chaos generated by the superstorm to ransack stores.
In yesterday’s alert I provided data from HAARP proving that the output for this gigantic array of microwave antennas in Alaska has just been measured as “off the charts” in the metro NY area, the highest readings for HAARP output that anyone has yet seen in this history of this shadowy top secret government project.
In yesterday’s alert I also provided hard video evidence, narrated by weatherman Scott Stevens showing that Hurricane Sandy was massively influenced by HAARP and by chemtrails and chembombs that were used to intensify it and steer it into the most densely populated region in the USA….. right before our Presidential election.
We’re not out of the woods yet! Regardless of where you live in the world, please make sure you are protected from the massive list of toxins raining down on us from the chemtrails that were used to intensify Hurricane Sandy. Sulfursafely combines with all these toxic heavy metals to remove them from your body! Sulfur also opens up cell membranes to flood in life giving oxgen and to remove the toxins from your cells. I drink it for energy instead of caffeinated beverages! It increases anyone’s libido. Women especially love sulfur because its so good for the hair, skin and nails and it helps you lose weight and overcome chronic fatigue!
Everyone is deficient in sulfur because the USDA intentionally broke the sulfur cycle back in the 50s by getting farmers to stop using manure as fertilizer. They got them to instead switch to synthetic, petroleum based fertilizer derived from coal tar dye manufactured by IG Farben, the huge chemical conglomerate the fueled Hitler’s rise to power and which ran the concentration camps during Nazi Germany.
Farmers were sold on this idea because it did increase crop yield, but it was Big Pharma that put the USDA up to this collossal scam! They realized if they could just get people off sulfur, they could trigger an enormous rise in every kind of degenerative disease, especially cancer because cancer is anaerobic and it can’t live in the presence of oxygen!
Lack of sulfur make you obese, develop Alzheimer’s diease, contribute to heart disease, and chronic fatigue—- please read this well researched article by Stephanie Seneff, PhD of MIT.
Please join me in organizing chemtrail awareness days world wide, and as a plaintiff in this class action lawsuitagainst chemtrails. Can’t afford sulfur? I will give 10 free pounds to anyone who makes a youtube video of a chemtrail awareness day that you organize where you live as long as you post it on the web to help educate everyone around you!
Remember: Americans and Canadians, we will lose health freedom all over North America if we don’t support this Canadian lawsuit! Why is this? See my last alert for details which you will find half way through it. I am writing an article about the importance of this lawsuit that will be published in Life Extension Magazine.
Together, we CAN DEFEAT the New World Order’s sleazy efforts to cull the human herd via UN Agenda 21 and chemtrails, even when they intensify hurricanes like Sandy via chemtrails and HAARP and steer them into major cities like New York! Please forward this to friends, family neighbors, relatives to alert them to the facts in this message! Anyone can sign on to the free IAHF email distribution list at this link and anyone can read our archived e-alerts here.
For Health Freedom, John C. Hammell, President International Advocates for Health Freedom 556 Boundary Bay Road Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA http://www.iahf.com email@example.com 800-333-2553 N.America 360-945-0352 World
Proof that Global warming is a Con by manipulating the figures to support their case.
US physics professor: ‘Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life’
Newton: “Fie on you, Hansen, Mann, Jones et al! You are not worthy of the name scientists! May the pox consume your shrivelled peterkins!”
Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here is his letter of resignation to Curtis G. Callan Jr, Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society.
Anthony Watts describes it thus: This is an important moment in science history. I would describe it as a letter on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. It is worthy of repeating this letter in entirety on every blog that discusses science. It’s so utterly damning that I’m going to run it in full without further comment. (H/T GWPF, Richard Brearley).
When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence—it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?
How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.
It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.
So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it. For example:
1. About a year ago a few of us sent an e-mail on the subject to a fraction of the membership. APS ignored the issues, but the then President immediately launched a hostile investigation of where we got the e-mail addresses. In its better days, APS used to encourage discussion of important issues, and indeed the Constitution cites that as its principal purpose. No more. Everything that has been done in the last year has been designed to silence debate
2. The appallingly tendentious APS statement on Climate Change was apparently written in a hurry by a few people over lunch, and is certainly not representative of the talents of APS members as I have long known them. So a few of us petitioned the Council to reconsider it. One of the outstanding marks of (in)distinction in the Statement was the poison word incontrovertible, which describes few items in physics, certainly not this one. In response APS appointed a secret committee that never met, never troubled to speak to any skeptics, yet endorsed the Statement in its entirety. (They did admit that the tone was a bit strong, but amazingly kept the poison word incontrovertible to describe the evidence, a position supported by no one.) In the end, the Council kept the original statement, word for word, but approved a far longer “explanatory” screed, admitting that there were uncertainties, but brushing them aside to give blanket approval to the original. The original Statement, which still stands as the APS position, also contains what I consider pompous and asinine advice to all world governments, as if the APS were master of the universe. It is not, and I am embarrassed that our leaders seem to think it is. This is not fun and games, these are serious matters involving vast fractions of our national substance, and the reputation of the Society as a scientific society is at stake.
3. In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work.
4. So a few of us tried to bring science into the act (that is, after all, the alleged and historic purpose of APS), and collected the necessary 200+ signatures to bring to the Council a proposal for a Topical Group on Climate Science, thinking that open discussion of the scientific issues, in the best tradition of physics, would be beneficial to all, and also a contribution to the nation. I might note that it was not easy to collect the signatures, since you denied us the use of the APS membership list. We conformed in every way with the requirements of the APS Constitution, and described in great detail what we had in mind—simply to bring the subject into the open.
5. To our amazement, Constitution be damned, you declined to accept our petition, but instead used your own control of the mailing list to run a poll on the members’ interest in a TG on Climate and the Environment. You did ask the members if they would sign a petition to form a TG on your yet-to-be-defined subject, but provided no petition, and got lots of affirmative responses. (If you had asked about sex you would have gotten more expressions of interest.) There was of course no such petition or proposal, and you have now dropped the Environment part, so the whole matter is moot. (Any lawyer will tell you that you cannot collect signatures on a vague petition, and then fill in whatever you like.) The entire purpose of this exercise was to avoid your constitutional responsibility to take our petition to the Council.
6. As of now you have formed still another secret and stacked committee to organize your own TG, simply ignoring our lawful petition.
APS management has gamed the problem from the beginning, to suppress serious conversation about the merits of the climate change claims. Do you wonder that I have lost confidence in the organization?
I do feel the need to add one note, and this is conjecture, since it is always risky to discuss other people’s motives. This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it. Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don’t think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club. Your own Physics Department (of which you are chairman) would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst. When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing, and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise. As the old saying goes, you don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. Since I am no philosopher, I’m not going to explore at just which point enlightened self-interest crosses the line into corruption, but a careful reading of the ClimateGate releases makes it clear that this is not an academic question.
I want no part of it, so please accept my resignation. APS no longer represents me, but I hope we are still friends.
Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor Safety
Chairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Served in US Navy in WW II; books: Technological Risk (about, surprise, technological risk) and Why Flip a Coin (about decision making)
“Wars have generally occurred after periods of increased prosperity and social progress, especially when accompanied by more personal freedom. The progress and increased wealth are felt to have polluted the national bloodstream with sinful excess, making men ’soft’ and ‘feminine,’ a frightful condition that can only be cleansed by a blood-shedding purification. There is no question that if the world could treat children with helping-mode parenting, wars and other self-destructive social conditions we still suffer from in the twenty-first century will be cured.” — Article on 9/11 in Journal of Psychohistory, Volume 32, No. 3 Dear friends, Below is the shortened version of a brilliant article discussing the deeper reasons behind 9/11. Originally published in the scholarly Journal of Psychohistory, this meticulously researched article first presents a multitude of strange and unexplained facts around 9/11. Yet even more deep and penetrating is a later section on the fascinating psychosocial factors which likely led to that fateful day and the wars which followed. A total of 98 footnotes (included below the essay) support the thorough, eye-opening research presented. One of the least-discussed factors which plays a key role in global politics is childhood abuse. If you examine the background of individuals in prisons and psychiatric hospitals, you will find that the vast majority have suffered from childhood abuse, which includes both sexual and physical abuse. The same may be true of most of the corrupt and power-hungry politicians in the world. The good news is that, thanks to greater public awareness, the incidence of child abuse has decreased over recent decades. Just 50 years ago, most child abuse went unreported and abused children had nowhere to turn. This decrease may be an important factor in the dramatic decline in violent crime over the last 40 years. As healthier generations grow up and replace our current leaders, we will likely move towards a more peaceful and loving society. Enjoy this penetrating article, and don’t miss the “What you can do” section at the end. With very best wishes, Fred Burks for PEERS and the WantToKnow.info Team Former language interpreter for Presidents Bush and Clinton Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and 9/11 By Matt Everett Journal of Psychohistory, Volume 32, No. 3, Winter 2005, pp. 202-238 At the beginning of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld promised: “What will follow will not be a repeat of any other conflict. It will be of a force and scope and scale that has been beyond what has been seen before.” The invasion that ensued was, like all wars, destructive and resulted in the loss of thousands of lives. Yet Baghdad fell in a mere three weeks, and just six weeks after the invasion commenced, President Bush announced: “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended.” Despite the death and destruction, it was hardly a war of a ‘force,’ ’scope’ and ’scale’ beyond what had been seen before. However, before it began, there were indications that some people wanted a far more destructive war than that which ensued. For example, ridiculous as it may now sound, it was suggested that Britain and America might use nuclear weapons against Iraq. As The Guardian reported at the time: “From last year’s US defence review and the testimony of the Defence Secretary, Geoffrey Hoon … it was clear that a major change in the US and UK nuclear policy was taking place. For the first time, Britain and America were contemplating using nuclear weapons against an enemy using only chemical or biological weapons. Referring to ’states of concern’, and Saddam Hussein in particular, Mr Hoon : ‘They can be absolutely confident that in the right conditions we would be willing to use our nuclear weapons.’”  A month before the invasion, Hoon repeated his warning: “Saddam can be absolutely confident that in the right conditions we would be willing to use nuclear weapons.”  As investigative journalist John Pilger points out: “No British minister has ever made such an outright threat.”  Thankfully, the invasion passed without our resorting to nuclear weapons. But it seemed the desire for a bigger conflict remained, with attempts beginning almost immediately to find a new, more formidable enemy. In particular, Iran and Syria seemed next on the list for ‘liberation.’ At a press conference in July 2003, President Bush issued a stern warning to both countries, accusing them of harboring terrorists. “This behaviour is completely unacceptable,” he said, “and states that continue to harbour terrorists will be held completely accountable.”  Three months later, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control John Bolton told journalists: “There is awareness of the threat posed by Iran and consensus that threat has to be eliminated.”  Yet these warnings failed to capture much public interest. Instead, there was a growing interest around the investigation into the attacks of September 11, 2001. Previously, the press had largely ignored the work of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, better known as the “9-11 Commission.” When it held its second public hearings in May 2003 on the key issue of air defense, the New York Times and Los Angeles Times failed to write any articles about it.  Suddenly though, in March 2004 the Commission became the center of attention when former White House security expert Richard Clarke publicly testified before it and criticized the Bush administration for failing to address terrorism when it first came into office. Since then, the 9/11 Commission remained a major news story and the book of its final report became an instant bestseller. However, the mass media were still overlooking the fact that increasing numbers of people were seriously questioning the entire official account of 9/11. More and more books had been released around the world giving evidence of possible U.S. government complicity in the attacks. Polls suggested that millions of people were suspicious: A Zogby poll in late August 2004 found 49 per cent of New York City residents and 41 per cent of New York citizens overall agreed that “some leaders in the U.S. Government knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to take action.”  A survey three months earlier found 63 per cent of Canadians believed the U.S. Government had “prior knowledge of the plans for the events of September 11th, and failed to take appropriate action to stop them.”  A July 2003 poll had found almost a fifth of Germans believed the U.S. Government, or elements within it, were responsible for organizing the attacks.  With attempts at identifying a new ‘external enemy’ so far failing, I believe it is possible that, instead, this growing suspicion around 9/11 will develop into an unprecedented public scandal. But what are these suspicions about? Are they simply the result of rumour and ‘urban legend,’ or could some of the disturbing allegations now being made be found true in the future? In this article, I will examine some of the arguments put forward by 9/11 skeptics, along with supporting evidence. Then I will examine some of the psychohistorical evidence that shows why we could be heading for a major scandal over the events of 9/11. Until the controversy around 9/11 is brought into the open and investigated properly, it is up to individuals to draw their own conclusions. However, in my opinion, the volume of evidence now gathered is enough to suggest a massive scandal is a real possibility. The implications of this would be extraordinary. As one of the most prominent 9/11 skeptics, former German government minister Andreas von Bülow, says: “If what I say is right, the whole US government should end up behind bars.”  DONALD RUMSFELD ON 9/11 As U.S. secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld was on 9/11 second in the military chain-of-command behind the president. Yet details of what he did during the attacks are sketchy and from what we currently know, he did nothing in response to the crisis until it was too late to make a difference. According to Rumsfeld, on the morning of September 11 he was hosting a breakfast meeting at the Pentagon for some members of Congress. He told them that “sometime in the next two, four, six, eight, ten, twelve months there would be an event that would occur in the world that would be sufficiently shocking that it would remind people again how important it is to have a strong healthy defense department.”  Soon after, someone walked in and gave him a note saying a plane had hit the World Trade Center. Yet Rumsfeld apparently was not moved to take action. “[W]e adjourned the meeting, and I went in to get my CIA briefing,” he has said.  Whilst in his office with the CIA briefer, Rumsfeld says he was told of the second plane hitting the WTC. Yet he went ahead with a meeting in his private dining room at the Pentagon with his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz and U.S. Representative Christopher Cox, to discuss how to win votes for Bush’s defense plan. During this meeting, Rumsfeld was apparently oblivious to the fact that an airplane was heading towards Washington. However, he made another prediction: “let me tell you, I’ve been around the block a few times,” he told Representative Cox. “There will be another event.” For emphasis, he repeated: “There will be another event.”  Just minutes later the Pentagon was hit. Rumsfeld says: “I went outside to determine what had happened. I was not there long because I was back in the Pentagon with a crisis action team shortly before or after 10:00 a.m. On my return from the crash site and before going to the executive support center, I had one or more calls in my office, one of which was with the president.”  Rumsfeld didn’t enter the National Military Command Center within the Pentagon though until 10.30. Brigadier General Montague Winfield says: “For 30 minutes we couldn’t find him.”  As the 9/11 Commission conclude: “The Secretary of Defense did not enter the chain of command until the morning’s key events were over.”  Nor is Rumsfeld on the record as having given any orders that morning. Yet, according to military procedure, if the Federal Aviation Administration were to notify the National Military Command Center of a hijacking, with the exception of “immediate responses” the NMCC was required to “forward requests for DOD assistance to the Secretary of Defense for approval.”  Of course, 9/11 would easily come under the heading of “immediate responses.” All the same, Rumsfeld has yet to be asked whether he was contacted in line with this military procedure and, if so, what did he do in response? Interestingly, since 9/11 Donald Rumsfeld has made statements suggesting why he may have wanted an event like 9/11 to occur. For example, in a televised interview two years after the attacks, he described how he thinks about what a senior leader in the Gulf told him, that maybe 9/11 was “a blessing in disguise,” and a “wake-up call” for the world to deal with the growing threat of terrorism. Rumsfeld said he agreed with this, that 9/11 was indeed a ‘wake-up call.’  He wrote a similar thing in his prepared testimony to the 9/11 Commission: “Think about what has been done since the September 11th attacks: two state sponsors of terrorism have been removed from power, a 90-nation coalition has been formed which is cooperating on a number of levels… All of these actions are putting pressure on terrorist networks. Taken together, they represent a collective effort that is unprecedented.  DICK CHENEY ON 9/11 Based upon mainstream accounts, Vice President Cheney’s actions during the attacks appear less suspicious than those of Bush and Rumsfeld. However, there are some odd contradictions in the reports of what he did. On the morning of September 11, before learning about the attacks, Dick Cheney was in his office in the White House. According to the 9/11 Commission, just before 9 a.m. he was preparing for a meeting when his assistant “told him to turn on his television because a plane had struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.”  Cheney subsequently saw the second aircraft hitting the South Tower. Then, “just before 9:36,” the Secret Service ordered the evacuation of the vice president and agents took him down to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center, the bunker below the East Wing of the White House. “The Vice President entered the underground tunnel leading to the shelter at 9:37.”  However, according to White House photographer David Bohrer who was present at the time, this evacuation occurred just after 9 a.m.  Furthermore, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta described before the 9/11 Commission how a young man had come into the PEOC to inform the vice president of the approach towards Washington of the aircraft that hit the Pentagon. According to Mineta, this occurred around 9:25 or 9:26.  This suggests that the report of Cheney only reaching the underground tunnel leading to the shelter at 9:37 is incorrect. If Cheney were in fact evacuated soon after 9, why would it later be claimed this took place about half an hour later? One possibility is that it was to make the failure of the Secret Service to evacuate President Bush from his location that morning appear less suspicious. (See below.) Alternatively, if Michael Ruppert’s allegations about the vice president’s involvement in the attacks are correct, then this claim could simply be an attempt to conceal his complicity. Soon after 9:15, Cheney spoke over the phone with the president, who was at a school in Florida that morning. Also, “sometime before 10:10 to 10:15,” he reportedly phoned the president to discuss the rules of engagement for the combat air patrol above Washington. Supposedly, he recommended the president authorize the military to shoot down any civilian airliners that might be under the control of hijackers. Bush later recalled his response being “You bet.”  The president also emphasized in his private meeting with the 9/11 Commission that he had authorized the shootdown of hijacked aircraft.  This is an important point, because the shooting down of a wayward aircraft before it crashed into a populated area could save many lives. Yet, according to the 9/11 Commission, “there is no documentary evidence for this call.”  Newsweek adds: “Nor did the real-time notes taken by two others in the room, Cheney’s chief of staff, ‘Scooter’ Libby — who is known for his meticulous record-keeping — or Cheney’s wife, Lynne, reflect that such a phone call between Bush and Cheney occurred or that such a major decision as shooting down a U.S. airliner was discussed.”  According to Newsweek, some of the Commission’s staff were highly skeptical of Cheney’s account, with one well-informed source claiming some of them “flat out didn’t believe the call ever took place.”  All the same, whether or not Bush authorized him to do so, “by the time Cheney issued his shoot-down order, between 10:10 and 10:15 a.m., United Flight 93, the last plane-turned-missile on 9/11, had already crashed in Pennsylvania (at 10:03 a.m.).”  Furthermore, it appears that Cheney — along with Bush — was reluctant for 9/11 to be investigated: When then Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press in May 2002, he said Cheney had, on January 24 that year, urged him not to investigate the events of September 11. Daschle added that four days later Bush made the same request. When the program’s moderator Tim Russert asked: “It wasn’t, ‘Let’s not have a national commission, but let’s have the intelligence committees look into this,’ it was ‘No investigation by anyone, period’?” Daschle replied: “That’s correct.” He added that the request had been repeated on “other dates following.”  GEORGE W. BUSH ON 9/11 September 11, 2001 was the most important day of George W. Bush’s life. As American president he was commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces. His actions were crucial. According to the 9/11 Commission, the only people that day with authority to order the shooting down of a civilian plane if, say, it were heading towards a populated area (like the World Trade Center or the Pentagon) were the president or the secretary of defense.  I have already shown that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld was apparently ‘out of the loop’ during the attacks. What then did Commander in Chief Bush do? Before examining this question, it is important to recognise that the U.S. president does not travel alone. He takes with him an entire staff, including members of the Secret Service, who are responsible for his safety. The president’s travelling entourage have the best communications equipment in the world. They have contact with, or can easily reach, the cabinet, the National Military Command Center in the Pentagon, the FAA and other Secret Service agents.  We might therefore assume George Bush would have been one of the first people informed of the extraordinary chain of events unfolding on September 11. Furthermore, Bush’s location for that morning was made public four days previously, on September 7: He would be in Sarasota, Florida, to “continue his focus on reading and education.”  We might assume then that once it was recognised that America was under attack, the president would have been considered a potential target and immediate action would have been taken to protect him and ensure the safety of all around him. Yet, despite the horrifying sequence of events in progress, Bush continued with his pre-planned visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, where he listened to a class full of children reading. He remained at the school until around 9:35 a.m.  — nearly 50 minutes after the first plane hit the WTC and over half an hour after the second plane hit. Incredibly, the president’s support team, including the Secret Service, allowed this. According to Philip Melanson, an expert on the Secret Service, Bush should have been removed from the school immediately after Flight 175 hit the second WTC tower. Melanson says: “With an unfolding terrorist attack, the procedure should have been to get the president to the closest secure location as quickly as possible, which clearly is not a school. You’re safer in that presidential limo, which is bombproof and blastproof and bulletproof.”  Furthermore, considering the president’s responsibilities as commander in chief, Melanson adds that Bush’s limousine had key advantages: “In the presidential limo, the communications system is almost duplicative of the White House — he can do almost anything from there but he can’t do much sitting in a school.”  Bush was informed of the second plane hitting the WTC when, around 9:05, his Chief of Staff Andrew Card came across the classroom and reportedly whispered to him: “A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack.”  According to the 9/11 Commission: “The President told us his instinct was to project calm, not to have the country see an excited reaction at a moment of crisis.”  Furthermore, “The Secret Service told us they were anxious to move the President to a safer location, but did not think it imperative for him to run out the door.”  Yet this inaction could have had disastrous consequences. In the words of 9/11 researchers Allan Wood and Paul Thompson: “Why hasn’t Bush’s security staff been criticized for their completely inexplicable decision to stay at the school? And why didn’t Bush’s concern for the children extend to not making them and the rest of the 200 or so people at the school terrorist targets?”  As the reporter Gail Sheehy concludes, the final report of the 9/11 Commission shows that on the morning of September 11, “the president and the other top officials in charge of the systems to defend the country from attack were, in essence, missing in action: They did not communicate, did not coordinate a response to the catastrophe, and in some cases did not even get involved in discussions about the attacks until after all of the hijacked planes had crashed.”  With the best communications in the world available to him, we might assume Bush would have been one of the first people informed of the hijackings and the first plane hitting the WTC. Yet according to official accounts, he remained oblivious even whilst millions of people saw what had happened on television. Strangely, there have been at least seven different accounts of when and from whom Bush first heard of Flight 11 crashing into the WTC.  As Allan Wood and Paul Thompson note, Bush’s own recollections only add to the confusion: “Less than two months after the attacks, Bush made the preposterous claim that he had watched the first attack as it happened on live television…. On December 4, 2001, Bush was asked: “How did you feel when you heard about the terrorist attack?” [As reported on CNN,] Bush replied, “I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower — the TV was obviously on…. I said, it must have been a horrible accident.”  Yet, as Wood and Thompson point out, “There was no film footage of the first attack until at least the following day.” They continue: “It’s doubly strange why his advisors didn’t correct him or — at the very least — stop him from repeating the same story only four weeks later. On January 5, 2002, Bush stated: “Well, I was sitting in a schoolhouse in Florida … and my Chief of Staff — well, first of all, when we walked into the classroom, I had seen this plane fly into the first building. There was a TV set on.”  On the morning of 9/11, Bush promised that he had “ordered that the full resources of the federal government go … to conduct a full-scale investigation to hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act.”  Yet it appears more like he has tried to hinder investigations. As Salon reported in June 2003: “The White House long opposed the formation of a blue-ribbon Sept. 11 commission, some say, and even now that panel is underfunded and struggling to build momentum. And, they say, the administration is suppressing a 900-page congressional study, possibly out of fear that the findings will be politically damaging to Bush. “We’ve been fighting for nearly 21 months — fighting the administration, the White House,” says Monica Gabrielle. Her husband, Richard, an insurance broker who worked for Aon Corp. on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center’s Tower 2, died during the attacks. “As soon as we started looking for answers we were blocked, put off and ignored at every stop of the way. We were shocked. The White House is just blocking everything.” Another 9/11 family advocate … was more blunt: “Bush has done everything in his power to squelch this [9/11] commission and prevent it from happening.”  After opposing the creation of the 9/11 Commission, the White House wanted to limit any appearance by the president to just one hour spent with two of the commissioners. A compromise was met such that George Bush did eventually meet with the Commission on April 29, 2004, but only under stringent conditions. Bush had to have Dick Cheney at his side, testifying at the same time; testimony was given in private and not under oath; no press coverage was allowed; and no recordings or transcripts were made of what they said.  Further suspicion had been raised just over two weeks earlier, when the White House was forced to release a daily intelligence briefing given to the president whilst on vacation at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, five weeks before 9/11. The briefing was titled “Bin Laden Determined To Strike in US,” and stated: “FBI information … indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York…. CIA and the FBI are investigating a call to our Embassy in the UAE in May saying that a group of Bin Laden supporters was in the US planning attacks with explosives.”  Despite receiving this, according to the New York Times, “Bush broke off from work early and spent most of that day fishing.”  What is also interesting is that several key members of the Bush administration, including Cheney, Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz, had been members of a neoconservative think-tank called the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). In September 2000, PNAC wrote a report called Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century, which they hoped would be “a road map for the nation’s immediate and future defense plans.” In it they complained: “The post-Cold War world will not remain a relatively peaceful place if we continue to neglect foreign and defense matters.” However, they added: “serious attention, careful thought, and the willingness to devote adequate resources to maintaining America’s military strength can make the world safer and American strategic interests more secure now and in the future.”  They stated that to “preserve American military preeminence in the coming decades” America would need to undergo a “military transformation.”  However, they wrote, this transformation would be “a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor.”  One year later, 9/11 happened. As George W. Bush wrote in his diary that night: “The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today.”  After this catastrophic, catalyzing event, actions proposed by the Project for the New American Century soon came into force. As John Pilger wrote of PNAC: “[In 2000] it recommended an increase in arms-spending by $48bn so that Washington could “fight and win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars”. This has happened. It said the United States should develop “bunker-buster” nuclear weapons and make “star wars” a national priority. This is happening. It said that, in the event of Bush taking power, Iraq should be a target. And so it is.  Furthermore, during his 2000 election campaign and after, Bush repeatedly promised a budget surplus, except in the event of a recession, war or a national emergency. In the days after 9/11, he said to his budget director: “Lucky me. I hit the trifecta.”  (A ‘trifecta’ is a kind of bet that requires picking the top three finishers in a race.) With so much suspicious evidence, one lawyer, Stanley Hilton — a former aide to Senator Bob Dole — has filed a $7 billion suit on behalf of the families of 14 victims of the 9/11 attacks, alleging that Bush, along with Cheney, Rumsfeld and others, actually ordered 9/11 to happen for political gain. Hilton says he has incriminating documents and witnesses showing this. Calling it “the biggest act of treason and mass murder in American history,” he claims that 9/11 was a ‘decoy operation’: “You make the people focus on the decoy to avoid looking at the real criminals. So they are focusing on these so-called nineteen hijackers and saying, ‘Oh, it must have been these Arabs.’ When, in fact, the guilty person is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — sitting in the Oval Office.”  I have already discussed White House attempts to prevent or hinder any official inquiry into 9/11. But another less known example, where there has been a lack of investigation and a suppression of important evidence relating to 9/11, is in the unlikely situation of the retirement community that is Venice, in southwestern Florida. THE MOHAMED ATTA MYTH Of the four alleged 9/11 suicide-pilots, three had been in attendance at two flight schools at the tiny airport in Venice, Florida: Huffman Aviation and Florida Flight Training. Both were owned by Dutch men who purchased the schools within months of each other, in 1999. Soon after they took over, the schools began training unprecedented numbers of Arab flight students.  Yet Huffman Aviation and Florida Flight Training, along with the dubious characters who ran them, have so far avoided any serious investigation or media attention. One man who has tried to make up for this is investigative reporter Daniel Hopsicker, who spent two years following the attacks in Venice, examining the training of the alleged hijackers. He reports his findings in his book Welcome to Terrorland: Mohamed Atta & the 9-11 Cover-up in Florida. As well as describing evidence of large-scale illegal activity going on in and around the Venice Airport, this book casts serious doubt upon the official account of who the hijackers really were. We have all heard how these 19 alleged hijackers were Islamic extremists. Yet evidence uncovered by Hopsicker, particularly regarding alleged ringleader Mohamed Atta, depicts unlikely personalities and lifestyles for a bunch of religious fanatics. For example, almost totally ignored by the mainstream press is that Atta had an American girlfriend for over two months whilst in Venice, with whom he would go out clubbing almost every night. At the time, this attractive young woman — Amanda Keller — had spiky pink hair and was working as a ‘lingerie model’ for an escort service called Fantasies & Lace. Atta is known to have been a heavy drinker who snorted cocaine. Local newspapers reported how in February 2001, along with Keller, he went on a three-day binge of drinking and drug taking in Key West.  Just days before 9/11, Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi (another of the alleged suicide-pilots) spent the evening drinking heavily at a bar in Fort Lauderdale. The bar’s manager later told reporters that the men “got wasted,” drinking “Stolichnaya and orange juice, and Captain Morgan’s spiced rum and Coke.” Bartender Patricia Idrissi concurred, saying: “Atta drank Stoli vodka for three straight hours…. They were wasted.”  Amanda Keller describes a typical night out at a club with Atta: “Marwan [al-Shehhi] was in the reggae room drinking with a bunch of women at the bar, there were a lot of women around him, and he was just flaunting money.” As Hopsicker points out: “It’s one thing to hear Atta described as living it up with wine, women and song. But Marwan flaunting money at the bar pretty much puts the lie to the ‘Islamic fundamentalist’ tag.”  Hopsicker suggests that, rather than being a fundamentalist Muslim, Mohamed Atta better fits the profile of a member of Arab society’s privileged elite and also a spy. Amongst many oddities contradicting the ‘fundamentalist’ label is the fact that his e-mail list included the names of several employees of U.S. defense contractors.  More alarming, he and as many as six of the other alleged 9/11 hijackers appear to have trained at U.S. military bases. Hopsicker writes: “On the Saturday following the Tuesday attack, the Los Angeles Times broke the story in a long article on their front page. ‘A defense official said two of the hijackers were former Saudi fighter pilots, ‘reported the paper, ‘who had studied in exchange programs at the Defense Language School at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.’” The story went wide the next day, Sunday, September 15th. Newsweek, the Washington Post and the Miami Herald all reported as many as seven of the terrorist hijackers in the September 11th attacks received training at secure U.S. Military installations. “Two of 19 suspects named by the FBI, Saeed Alghamdi and Ahmed Alghamdi, have the same names as men listed at a housing facility for foreign military trainees at Pensacola. Two others, Hamza Alghamdi and Ahmed Alnami, have names similar to individuals listed in public records as using the same address inside the base,” the Washington Post reported. “In addition, a man named Saeed Alghamdi graduated from the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, while men with the same names as two other hijackers, Mohamed Atta and Abdulaziz Alomari, appear as graduates of the U.S. International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and the Aerospace Medical School at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, respectively,” the Post said.  Newsweek detailed how U.S. Military facilities routinely trained pilots for other countries: “A former Navy pilot told NEWSWEEK that during his years on the base, ‘we always, always, always trained other countries’ pilots…. Whoever the country du jour is, that’s whose pilots we train.’ Candidates begin with ‘an officer’s equivalent of boot camp,’ he said. ‘Then they would put them through flight training.’”  Hopsicker explains how this crucial story came to be dismissed: “Someone was going to have to answer … for a lot.” “But Atta is a fairly common surname in the Middle East,” the Post quoted Laila Alquatami of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee as saying, and the suspected hijacker’s first name is “probably the No. 1 name that is given to babies, in honor of the prophet Mohamed.” The Boston Globe reported the Pentagon’s denial: “Some of the FBI suspects had names similar to those used by foreign alumni of U.S. Military courses,” said the Air Force in a statement. “Discrepancies in their biographical data … indicate we are probably not talking about the same people.” How easy was it to tell the Pentagon was lying? Think about it. It is neither plausible nor logical that the reports were false because of seven separate cases of mistaken identity. One or two, maybe. But seven?  None of the newspapers retracted the story, yet it disappeared. One person who sought answers was Senator Bill Nelson, who faxed Attorney General John Ashcroft, demanding to know if the story was really true. However: “The Senator has still not received a reply, we heard from his spokesman, when we called his office eleven months later. In the wake of those reports, we asked about the Pensacola Naval Air Station but we never got a definitive answer from the Justice Department,” stated the Senator’s press spokesman. “So we asked the FBI for an answer ‘if and when’ they could provide us one. Their response to date has been that they are trying to sort through something complicated and difficult.”  Deciding to investigate for himself, Hopsicker phoned the Pentagon and spoke with the public information officer who helped write and disseminate their original denial of the story: “Biographically, they’re not the same people,” she explained patiently, using the same language contained in the Air Force’s press release. “Some of the ages are twenty years off.” … Was she saying that the age of the ‘Mohamed Atta’ who had attended the Air Force’s International Officer’s School at Maxwell Air Force Base was different than that of ‘terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta?’ Not exactly, she admitted. She could not confirm that — in this specific instance — they had different ages. What she could do was once again deny that the International Officer’s School attendee named Mohamed Atta had been the Mohamed Atta who piloted a passenger plane into the World Trade Center. However, she could offer no specifics for her assertion, and repeatedly declined requests for biographical details about the Mohamed Atta who had trained at Maxwell Air Force Base.  After Hopsicker’s persistent questioning, she finally said in exasperation: “I do not have the authority to tell you who attended which schools.” Hopsicker reflects: “It was hard to read this as anything other than a back-handed confirmation. When she said that she didn’t have the authority, the clear implication was that someone else does… Somewhere in the Defense Dept. a list exists with the names of Sept. 11 terrorists who received training at U.S. Military facilities. She just didn’t have the authority to release it.”  Furthermore, Hopsicker spoke to a woman who works at the Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama: “I have a girlfriend who recognized Mohamed Atta. She met him at a party at the Officer’s Club,” she told us. “The reason she swears it was him here is because she didn’t just meet him and say hello. After she met him she went around and introduced him to the people that were with her. So she knows it was him.” Saudis were a highly visible presence at Maxwell Air Force Base, she said. “There were a lot of them living in an upscale complex in Montgomery. They had to get all of them out of here. “They were all gone the day after the attack.”  Despite it being a key 9/11 crime scene, there has been a surprising absence of investigations into the goings on in Venice, Florida. In fact, to the contrary, “the FBI’s full attention seemed to have been engaged — not in investigating what had happened — but in suppressing evidence and even intimidating the witnesses who had seen and heard things that fly in the face of the ‘official story.’”  For example, Mohamed Atta’s former girlfriend Amanda Keller says that even after she left Venice, the FBI called on her every other day for several months, telling her not to talk to anybody. Similarly, a woman called Stephanie Frederickson who lived next-door to Atta and Keller in Venice reported how she and other residents at the same apartment building were harassed and intimidated by FBI agents, to prevent them from talking to reporters. According to Frederickson: “The question [the FBI] asked was always the same. You aren’t saying anything to anybody, are you? At first, right after the attack, they told me I must have been mistaken in my identification. Or they would insinuate that I was lying. Finally they stopped trying to get me to change my story, and just stopped by once a week to make sure I hadn’t been talking to anyone.  What is more, the FBI arrived in Venice just hours after the 9/11 attacks. A former manager from Huffman Aviation said: “They were outside my house four hours after the attack.” He added: “My phones have been bugged, they still are…. How did the FBI get here so soon? Ask yourself: How’d they got here so soon?”  Within 24 hours of the attacks, records from Huffman Aviation, where Atta and al-Shehhi attended, were escorted aboard a C-130 cargo plane to Washington by Florida governor and brother of the president Jeb Bush. Similarly, according to a sergeant with the Venice police, the FBI took all their files and flew them to Washington with Jeb Bush aboard. (Presumably this was on the same flight as the Huffman records.) Hopsicker notes: “The important point was that taking files was a lot different than copying them. The FBI wasn’t taking any chances.”  He concludes: “There is a demonstrable, provable, and massive federally-supervised cover-up in place in Florida.”  As this and my previous evidence shows, there are countless unanswered questions about 9/11 that at some point are going to have to be properly examined. Even an investigation into just a few of these questions, such as those around the war games on 9/11, could be enough to start a major scandal. However, as numerous writers and independent researchers have found, there are so many suspicious circumstances that the truth could be very different to what we have been led to believe. Human rights lawyer Richard Falk has written: “There are so many gaping holes in the official accounts of 9/11 that no plausible coherent narrative remains, and until now we have been staggering forward as if the truth about these traumatic events no longer mattered.”  But if the mainstream press start investigating properly, it could lead to a completely unprecedented ‘9/11 scandal.’ PSYCHOHISTORICAL REASONS BEHIND 9/11 AND ENSUING WARS There are in fact specific psychohistorical reasons I have identified why there could be a major 9/11 scandal in the future. I detail some of these in my previous article, “Killer Women Group-Fantasies and the 9/11 Controversy,” in which I examined signs of the current public mood in Britain and America.  My evidence suggested both countries are in a state of particularly high anxiety and will need some kind of large crisis to make us all feel better. But with no new ‘external enemy’ having been found, I suggested we might instead be veering towards ‘regicidal solution’ — where we somehow ’sacrifice’ our own leaders. But what is the cause of the current public anxiety? And why have our leaders been unable to find a new ‘external enemy’ to invade? Lloyd deMause describes how wars have generally occurred after periods of increased prosperity and social progress, especially when accompanied by more personal freedom. He has found that increased wealth and social change causes many individuals anxiety and discomfort: “That personal achievement and prosperity often make individuals feel sinful and unworthy of their success is a commonplace observation of psychotherapy ever since Freud’s first case studies of people ‘ruined by success.’ Yet no one seems to have noticed that feelings of sinfulness are usually prominent in the shared emotional life of nations after long periods of peace, prosperity, and social progress, particularly if they are accompanied by more personal and sexual freedom.”  As deMause points out: “wars between great powers occur during periods of economic expansion, while stagnation hinders their outbreak.”  Furthermore, “Wars not only occurred far more frequently after prosperous periods, but were longer and bigger after prosperity, ’six to twenty times bigger as indicated by battle fatalities.”  DeMause has found recurrent images of guilt and poison blood in the media, following periods of prosperity and progress. The progress and increased wealth are felt to have “polluted the national bloodstream with sinful excess, making men ’soft’ and ‘feminine,’ a frightful condition that can only be cleansed by a blood-shedding purification.”  DeMause continues: “Wars have often been thought of as purifying the nation’s polluted blood by virtue of a sacrificial rite identical to the rites of human sacrifice so common in early historical periods, when the blood of those sacrificed was believed to renew all the people. War, said those preparing for the bloody Finnish Civil War, purges guilt-producing material prosperity through the blood of soldiers sacrificed on the battlefield.”  So, in the case of the 1991 Gulf War, once it was over: “The sacrificial ritual had been carried out. The nation had been cleansed of its emotional pollution. The President’s popularity rating rose to 91 percent, the highest of any American leader in history. The stock market soared. The country had been united by slaughter as it had never been by any positive achievement. We felt cleansed, purified, as though we had been reborn.”  To summarize then, periods of growth and prosperity cause much discomfort to many people: feelings of guilt, sinfulness, being ’soft’ or ‘feminine,’ etc. And one way that nations frequently relieve these unpleasant feelings is by going to war. The 1990s and the beginning of the new millennium certainly rank as a period of prosperity and change. Along with increasing wealth and social change, we have experienced a technological revolution, with cheaper and increasingly powerful home computers, DVD players, digital cameras, and many other previously unavailable gadgets. One writer recently concluded: “We live in the freest, happiest, least bigoted, healthiest, most peaceful and longest-lived era in human history… [W]e are richer and have the power to alter and control our environment in ways that would have seemed like magic 200 years ago.”  Considering deMause’s observations about wars correlating with change and economic growth, it seems the conditions have been right for a particularly large war to occur. Although we have had recent wars in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003), these have been small in comparison to some key wars of the 20th century. For example, the Vietnam War lasted many years, from the 1960s through to the early 70s. During this conflict, the U.S. used weapons of mass destruction, spraying South Vietnam with a deadly chemical called ‘Agent Orange,’ which causes fetal death, congenital defects and cancer.  Several million Southeast Asians were killed, along with around 58,000 American soldiers. The recent attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq pale in comparison. So surely we’ll need a bigger war than either of these, considering all the prosperity and change of the last decade. However, as I said at the start of this article, following the 2003 Iraq invasion attempts by Britain and America to find a new, more formidable enemy to attack have so far failed. I believe the reason for this is because there are now larger than ever numbers of people opposing war. This in turn, I believe, is thanks to improvements in childrearing during the latter half of the 20th century. For years, psychohistorians have observed a steady evolution in childrearing that is now more rapid than ever before. Lloyd deMause writes: “Progress in childrearing evolution may be extremely uneven, but the trends are nonetheless unmistakable. The overall direction is from projection to empathy, from discipline to self-regulation, from hitting to explaining, from incest to love, from rejection to overcontrol and then to independence… Just the sheer cost of raising a child in dollars has been going up. The families I know in my section of Manhattan easily devote over half of their spare time and half their income to their children. Compare this to the small fraction of parents’ time and money given over to children in earlier centuries with children even spending most of their lives working for adults in various ways and one can begin to comprehend the overall direction of childrearing evolution.”  Similarly, in 1998 psychohistorian Robert McFarland wrote: “Improvements in parenting practices can now be measured in decades rather than in centuries. Since Sweden banned hitting children in 1979, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Austria have followed.”  And whereas in 1992 over 90 per cent of American parents hit their young children, by 1999 this had dropped to 57 per cent.  Due to this steady ‘evolution of childhood,’ the average level of childrearing experienced by today’s young adults in developed countries will have been better than that experienced by previous generations. Consequently there are now more and more people in the higher ‘psychoclasses’: individuals who, due to their more loving childhoods, have a higher level of psychological health. These individuals will be more able to enjoy their increased prosperity and the new technology that has become available over recent years, along with any increased personal freedoms. As a result, they will have less, if any, desire for war. This relationship between childhood experience and support for, or opposition to war, has been found by, amongst others, political psychologist Michael Milburn. Milburn says: “We found that, particularly for males who had never had any psychotherapy, when they reported a high level of childhood punishment, they were significantly more likely to endorse a range of punitive public policies like … support for the use of military force… [T]he higher level of punitiveness among political conservatives is really strongly associated with experiences, generally, of harsh punishment from childhood. It’s not just going to be that they were spanked; there’s a whole family climate, and punishment is just going to be one of those indicators of that.”  If a person who experiences a severe and punitive childhood is likely to grow up into the kind of adult who favours the use of military force, we might logically assume the opposite is true: Individuals who had better childhoods will be less supportive of wars. Lloyd deMause confirms this, describing his observations of young adults today who have experienced far more loving childhoods: “[These individuals] are far more empathic and therefore more concerned about others than we ever were, and this has made them far more activist in their lives in trying to make a difference and change the world for the better, mostly involving themselves in local activities rather than global political changes. They lack all need for nationalism, wars, and other grandiose projects, and in the organizations they start are genuinely nonauthoritarian. There is no question that if the world could treat children with helping-mode parenting, wars and other self-destructive social conditions we still suffer from in the twenty-first century will be cured.”  With the gradual improvement in the average level of childrearing over recent decades (in developed countries at least), we would expect a corresponding decrease in support for war. This was clearly evidenced by the unprecedented level of opposition to the 2003 Iraq invasion. In London, for example, on Saturday February 15, 2003, an estimated one to two million people marched in protest against the imminent invasion: the largest public demonstration ever to occur in Britain. The following month, 400,000 marched through London, the biggest protest in Britain against a war during wartime.  Weeks before the war started, Tony Blair suffered the biggest Commons revolt of his premiership when 199 MPs rejected his direction over Iraq. As the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy, observed: “Despite investing masses of political and parliamentary capital, the government has still failed to persuade a third of the House of Commons.”  According to leading political scholar and critic of American foreign policy Noam Chomsky, in an interview around this time: “There’s never been a time that I can think of when there’s been such massive opposition to a war before it was even started… Even in the United States there is overwhelming opposition to the war and the corresponding decline in the leadership that is driving the war.”  Chomsky points out how even our governments are aware of this new reluctance towards war and have had to modify their actions accordingly: “[W]hen any administration comes into office the first thing it does is have a worldwide intelligence assessment — ‘What’s the state of the world?’ — provided by the intelligence services… When the first Bush administration came in 1989, parts of their intelligence assessment were leaked, and they’re very revealing about what happened in the subsequent 10 years about precisely these questions. The parts that were leaked said that it was about military confrontations with much weaker enemies, recognising they were the only kind we were going to be willing to face, or even exist. So in confrontations with much weaker enemies the United States must win ‘decisively and rapidly’ because otherwise popular support will erode, because it’s understood to be very thin. Not like the 1960s when the government could fight a long, brutal war for years and years practically destroying a country without any protest. Not now.”  Although the peace movement failed to prevent the Iraq invasion, when the war began it seemed they had made a significant difference. As Jonathan Freedland wrote in The Guardian: “The campaign began not with ’shock and awe’ but a subtler knife, aimed at the surgical decapitation of Saddam Hussein and his regime. One night’s bombing of Baghdad lasted no more than an hour… There could be a stack of explanations for that initial deployment of the short, sharp blow… But there may be another motive for the initial preference for short-and-sweet over shock-and-awe. The US might have wanted to avoid a wave of worldwide revulsion. A series of tight, well-aimed strikes at the regime would have confounded the global fear of colossal Iraqi civilian casualties. It’s as if Washington had heard the peace movement’s objection to this war–that too many innocents would die–and was attempting to heed it.”  Freedland continues: “[P]erhaps the clearest proof of the anti-war camp’s efforts came from our own prime minister: ‘I know this course of action has produced deep divisions of opinion in our country,’ he said, just seconds into his own TV message to the nation. No leader wants to go into a war admitting such a thing. But Blair had no choice. As with much else, the peace movement has changed the landscape for this conflict–and the men of war are having to deal with it.”  What peace activists may well have achieved is the prevention of further invasions of ‘axis of evil’ countries. As Lindsey German of the Stop the War Coalition said, “does anyone think Tony Blair can ever stand up in parliament again and say the words, ‘trust me’? As they talk up targeting Iran and Syria, do you think anyone will ever believe this government when they say we’ve got the intelligence to prove it?”  Maybe the improvements in childrearing over recent decades that account for this unprecedented opposition to war, will also mean there are now enough people less afraid to challenge authority and face unpleasant truths, so as to help bring about a 9/11 scandal. Compare this to, say, the truth about the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. We now know that President Franklin Roosevelt and his top military advisers knew in advance that Japan was planning a ’surprise attack’ on America. Japanese radio messages had been intercepted and it was known when and where they would attack the U.S. Despite this foreknowledge, Roosevelt allowed the attack to go ahead so as to create a pretext for America to join World War II. Yet these facts only became more widely known in 2000, with the release of Robert B. Stinnett’s book Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor.  Robert McFarland points out: “While it was 58 years before Stinnett’s book made the facts about Pearl Harbor widely known, two important books about 9/11 came out within a year… Since these books came out quickly, we are apparently more willing to look at bad news than we were in 1941.”  While a 9/11 scandal would be a sufficiently large public crisis to help ease the particularly high level of public anxiety (‘growth panic’) among the lower psychoclasses, unlike a massive war it ought also be acceptable to the more peaceful higher psychoclass individuals. If we do have such a scandal, the emotional effect will undoubtedly be intense. Consider how the general public would feel if people start openly accusing some within the Bush administration of complicity in the 9/11 attacks. How would Americans feel who had voted for these men, trusted and respected them? I can imagine many people finding such events devastating. What if security camera footage of the attack on the Pentagon had to be made public at some point and it showed something other than a Boeing 757 hitting the Pentagon?  Surely millions of people would feel horrified. The full implications of a 9/11 scandal would be colossal. It would be the emotional equivalent of a massive war. So maybe instead of the war “of a force and scope and scale that has been beyond what has been seen before,” that Donald Rumsfeld promised back in 2003, there is going to be a scandal of a “scope and scale” that is “beyond what has been seen before.” Important note: Don’t miss the “What you can do” section at the end of the footnotes below. For the full article on a top 9/11 website, click here. FOOTNOTES 1 David Hearst, “Nato directionless on nuclear policy.”
The Guardian, January 19, 2003. http://www.guardian.co.uk/nuclear/article/0,2763,871128,00.html 2 “UK restates nuclear threat.” BBC News, February 2, 2003.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/2717939.stm 3 John Pilger, “John Pilger investigates US plans for mini-nukes.” New Statesman, August 18, 2003.
http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0815-06.htm 4 Duncan Campbell, “Bush in new threat to Iran and Syria.” The Guardian, July 22, 2003.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/jul/22/usa.duncancampbell1 5 Richard Norton-Taylor, “US hawk warns Iran threat must be eliminated.” The Guardian, October 10, 2003.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/oct/10/iran.richardnortontaylor 6 From Paul Thompson, “The Failure to Defend the Skies on 9/11.” Center for Cooperative Research.
http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/essay.jsp?article=essayairdefense 7 “Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9-11 Attacks and ‘Consciously Failed’ To Act; 66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions by Congress or New York’s Attorney General, New Zogby International Poll Reveals.” Zogby International, August 30, 2004.
Online at: http://zogby.com/news/2004/08/30/half-of-new-yorkers-believe-us-leaders-had-foreknowledge… 8 Antonia Zerbisias, “Poking holes in the official story of 9/11.” Toronto Star, May 26, 2004. http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0528-09.htm 9 Michael Gavin, “September 11 conspiracy claims find large readership.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, September 5, 2003. 10 Quoted in Kate Connolly, “German Sept 11 theory stokes anti-US feeling.” The Telegraph, November 20, 2003. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/1447232/German-Sept-11-theory… 11 From “Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Larry King.” Larry King Live, CNN, December 5, 2001. Transcript at: http://www.defense.gov/transcripts/transcript.aspx?transcriptid=2603 12 Ibid. 13 From “Chairman Cox’s Statement on the Terrorist Attack on America.” September 11, 2001. Online at: http://web.archive.org/web/20020817051201/ http://cox.house.gov/html/release.cfm?id=33 14 From “Day One Transcript: 9/11 Commission Hearing.” Washington Post, March 23, 2004. Online at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A17798-2004Mar23 15 From “‘The Pentagon Goes to War’: National Military Command Center: A look at 9/11 at the Pentagon’s National Military Command Center.” American Morning With Paula Zahn, CNN, September 4, 2002. Transcript here, and “9/11: Interviews by Peter Jennings,” ABC News, September 11, 2002. Transcript at: http://911research.wtc7.net/cache/pentagon/attack/abcnews091102_jenningsinterviews.html 16 The 9/11 Commission Report: The Full Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Executive Summary. 2004, p. 15. Online at: http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report_Exec.htm 17 See Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CJCSI 3610.01A, June 1, 2001. Online at http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/cjcsd/cjcsi/3610_01a.pdf. Due to the fact that this new procedure was introduced just three months before 9/11, several individuals have questioned whether this new instruction, requiring secretary of defense approval in responding to hijackings, was introduced deliberately so as to hinder the interception of the hijacked planes on 9/11. However, this requirement was not new: The previous instruction for dealing with hijackings, dated July 31, 1997, also required approval from the defense secretary. See: http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/cjcsd/cjcsi/3610_01.pdf 18 The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS, September 10, 2003. Transcript at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec03/rumsfeld_09-10.html 19 “Testimony of U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Prepared for Delivery to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.” March 23, 2004, p. 21. Online at: http://www.9-11commission.gov/hearings/hearing8/rumsfeld_statement.pdf 20 The 9/11 Commission Report: The Full Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. New York: W. W. Norton, 2004, p. 35. 21 The 9/11 Commission Report, pp. 39-40. 22 “Sept. 11 Scramble.” ABC News, September 14, 2002. http://abcnews.go.com/onair/DailyNews/sept11_moments_2.html 23 “9/11 Commission Hearing.” May 23, 2003. Transcript at: http://www.9-11commission.gov/archive/hearing2/9-11Commission_Hearing_2003-05-23.pdf 24 Dan Balz and Bob Woodward, “America’s Chaotic Road to War.” Washington Post, January 27, 2002. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A42754-2002Jan26.html 25 The 9/11 Commission Report, p. 40. 26 Ibid., p. 41. 27 Daniel Klaidman and Michael Hirsh, “Who Was Really In Charge?” Newsweek, June 28, 2004. http://www.newsweek.com/2004/06/27/who-was-really-in-charge.html 28 Ibid. 29 Ibid. 30 Meet the Press, NBC, May 26, 2002. Transcript online at: http://www.kolumbus.fi/sy-k/911/Daschle.htm 31 The 9/11 Commission states: “Prior to 9/11, it was understood that an order to shoot down a commercial aircraft would have to be issued by the National Command Authority (a phrase used to describe the president and secretary of defense).” From The 9/11 Commission Report, p. 17. Previous news reports had said the president was the only person with the authority to order the shooting down of a civilian plane. See Jamie McIntyre, “Pentagon never considered downing Stewart’s Learjet.” CNN, October 26, 1999. http://edition.cnn.com/US/9910/26/shootdown/ Kevin Dennehy, “‘I Thought It Was the Start of World War III’.” Cape Cod Times, August 21, 2002. 32 From Illarion Bykov and Jared Israel, “Guilty for 9-11, Part 3: Bush in the Open.” The Emperor’s New Clothes, January 18, 2002, revised September 12, 2003. http://www.emperors-clothes.com/indict/indict-3.htm 33 “Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer.” September 7, 2001. Online at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010907-1.html#week 34 From Allan Wood and Paul Thompson, “An Interesting Day: President Bush’s Movements and Actions on 9/11.” Center for Cooperative Research, May 9, 2003. http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/essay.jsp?article=essayaninterestingday 35 Quoted in Susan Taylor Martin, “Of fact, fiction: Bush on 9/11.” St. Petersburg Times, July 4, 2004. 36 Ibid. 37 The 9/11 Commission Report, p. 38. 38 Ibid., p. 38. 39 Ibid., p. 39. 40 From Allan Wood and Paul Thompson, “An Interesting Day.” 41 Gail Sheehy, “Who’s in Charge Here?” Mother Jones, July 22, 2004. 42 See Allan Wood and Paul Thompson, “An Interesting Day.” 43 CNN Transcript of President Bush’s town meeting in Orlando, Florida on December 4, 2001. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0112/04/se.04.html 44 Transcript on White House website of President Bush’s comments at a town hall forum in Ontario, California on January 5, 2002 http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/01/20020105-3.html 45 “Remarks by the President After Two Planes Crash Into World Trade Center.” September 11, 2001. Online at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010911.html 46 Eric Boehlert, “Bush’s 9/11 coverup?” Salon, June 18, 2003. 47 From Julian Borger, “Bush to face tough questions on 9/11.” The Guardian, April 29, 2004; “Hiding in the White House.” The Boston Globe, April 30, 2004. 48 This briefing is available online at: http://edition.cnn.com/2004/images/04/10/whitehouse.pdf 49 Frank Rich, “Thanks for the Heads-Up.” New York Times, May 25, 2002. 50 The Project for the New American Century, Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century. September 2000, p. iii. 51 Ibid., p. 50. 52 Ibid., p. 51. 53 Dan Balz and Bob Woodward, “America’s Chaotic Road to War.” 54 John Pilger, “Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround George W. Bush said what America needed was ‘a new Pearl Harbor’. Its published aims have come alarmingly true.” New Statesman, December 16, 2002. 55 “Remarks By Office Of Management And Budget Director Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. At Conference Board Annual Meeting.” October 16, 2001. Online at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/pubpress/daniels_conference_board_speech10-16-01.html 56 From “Alex Jones Interviews Stanley Hilton.” The Alex Jones Show, September 10, 2004. Transcript at: http://www.serendipity.li/wot/hilton_interview.htm 57 From: Daniel Hopsicker, Welcome to Terrorland: Mohamed Atta & the 9-11 Cover-up in Florida. Eugene: The MadCow Press, 2004, pp. 171-182. 58 Ibid., pp. 68-69. 59 Ibid., p. 81. 60 Ibid., p. 284. 61 Ibid., p. 105. 62 Ibid., pp. 135-136. 63 George Wehrfritz, Catharine Skipp and John Barry, “Alleged Hijackers May Have Trained at U.S. Bases.” Newsweek, September 15, 2001. http://www.newsweek.com/2001/09/14/alleged-hijackers-may-have-trained-at-u-s-bases.html 64 Daniel Hopsicker, Welcome to Terrorland, pp. 136-137. 65 Ibid., p. 138. 66 Ibid., p. 139. 67 Ibid., p. 140. 68 Ibid., p. 141. 69 Ibid., p. 301. 70 Ibid., pp. 62-63. 71 Ibid., p. 150. 72 Ibid., p. 31. 73 Ibid., p. 301. 74 From his forward to David Ray Griffin, The New Pearl Harbor, p. vii. 75 Matt Everett, “Killer Women Group-Fantasies and the 9/11 Controversy.” Journal of Psychohistory 32(1): 2-39. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2004-16371-001 76 Lloyd deMause, The Emotional Life of Nations. New York: Karnac, 2002, p. 17 77 Ibid., p. 159. 78 Ibid., p. 141. 79 Ibid, p. 51. 80 Ibid., p. 52. 81 Ibid., p. 38 82 Michael Hanlon, “There’s no time like the present.” The Spectator. August 7, 2004. 83 See John Pilger, “Nuclear war, courtesy of Nato.” The Guardian, May 4, 1999; John Pilger, “Blair is a coward.” Daily Mirror, January 29, 2003. 84 From Lloyd deMause, “Childhood and Cultural Evolution.” Psychohistory Web site. http://www.psychohistory.com/htm/eln07evolution.html 85 Robert B. McFarland, “Improvements in Parenting are Real.” Journal of Psychohistory 25(3):237. 86 Tracy L. Dietz, “Disciplining Children: Characteristics Associated With the Use of Corporal Punishment.” Child Abuse & Neglect 24(2000): 1529, 1536. Quoted in Lloyd deMause, The Emotional Life of Nations, p. 339. 87 Brian Braiker, “See No Evil: A political psychologist explains the roles denial, emotion and childhood punishment play in politics.” Newsweek Web site, May 13, 2004. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4972441/site/newsweek/ 88 Lloyd deMause, The Emotional Life of Nations, p. 430. 89 Carmel Brown, “Weapon of mass democracy.” The Guardian, September 26, 2003. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/sep/26/politics.antiwar 90 Matthew Tempest, “Labour Mps revolt over Iraq.” The Guardian, February 26, 2003. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2003/feb/26/foreignpolicy.uk2 91 Matthew Tempest, “Full transcript: Noam Chomsky on the anti-war movement.” The Guardian, February 4, 2003. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2003/feb/04/interviews.iraq 92 Ibid. 93 Jonathan Freedland, “Peaceniks lost the war but changed the shape of the battle.” The Guardian, March 22, 2003. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2003/mar/22/iraq.antiwar 94 Ibid. 95 Quoted in Carmel Brown, “Weapon of mass democracy.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/sep/26/politics.antiwar 96 Robert B. Stinnett, Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor. London: The Free Press, 2000. 97 Robert B. McFarland, “A Psychohistorical Comparison of the Pearl Harbor and September 11 Attacks.” Journal of Psychohistory 31(1):75. 98 The Pentagon has many dozens of videos of the 9/11 Pentagon hit, yet has refused to release all but a few of these videos which are decidedly unconvincing as to what it was that hit the building. What you can do: Inform your media and political representatives of this vital information on 9/11. To contact those close to you, click here. Urge them to call for the release of classified documents and videos and to press for a new, impartial investigation of 9/11. Explore the wealth of reliable, verifiable information on 9/11, including several excellent documentaries, in our 9/11 Information Center available here. Learn more about 9/11 and the secret societies likely involved in this powerful lesson from the free Insight Course. 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To make a donation by credit card, check, or money order: www.WantToKnow.info/donationswtk Explore the mind and heart expanding websites managed by the nonprofit PEERS network: www.peerservice.org – PEERS websites: Spreading inspiration, education, & empowerment www.momentoflove.org – Every person in the world has a heart www.personalgrowthcourses.net – Dynamic online courses powerfully expand your horizons www.WantToKnow.info – Reliable, verifiable information on major cover-ups www.weboflove.org – Strengthening the Web of Love that interconnects us all Send article as PDF to BAD DEEDS OF GOVERNMENT or HIGHER POWERSnone Read more WIKILEAKS – Secret US Embassy Cables November 30, 2010 at 11:45 amIan Charles Comments off It is all in the news and these files may not be around for too long so enjoy while you can. ed. Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities. The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret. READ MORE Send article as PDF to BAD DEEDS OF GOVERNMENT or HIGHER POWERSnone Read more MYSTERIES 911-HOW THE WTC WAS DEMOLISHED September 24, 2010 at 10:18 pmIan Charles No comments This DVD is the most convincing on a technical level that the 9-11 event must have been an inside job simply because the buildings were wired for demolition. Many forget that WTC7 also went down at around 5pm and it was even admitted that it was ‘PULLED’ie: deliberately demolished. The evidence is overwhelming, so why do we still propagate the worlds biggest lie? Sooner or later those involved in the job will speak out. We see the Iranian leader just today speaking out that it was an inside job. They are speaking the truth in this case and they are made out to be the villains on so many fronts. Makes you wonder who the real villains really are. It is important to know the truth and hold those accountable for this terror that is now being inflicted on the world. It also warns us to be very wary of any pronouncements coming from government sources and one special topic of interest is Climate Change, previously known as ‘Global Warning’. Already that is falling into a black hole of scientific fraud and hoaxes. If you would like a copy of this DVD please contact Nutech2000 at firstname.lastname@example.org Send article as PDF to BAD DEEDS OF GOVERNMENT or HIGHER POWERS, IN THE PUBLIC INTERESTnone Read more Destruction of 9-11 Options Trading Documents June 16th, 2010 | June 23, 2010 at 9:31 pmIan Charles No comments Please click this link for original source. CONFIRMED: Destruction of 9-11 Options Trading Documents June 16th, 2010 Author: Hinterland Voice <http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2010/06/destruction-of-9-11-options-trading.html> Explosive new information has broken with regard to destruction of pre-9-11 options trading records. Just prior to 9-11, someone (or group of people) bought large amounts of put options on various airline stocks. Put options gain in value when a stock goes down. The airline stocks went down after 9-11. According to CBS <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/09/19/eveningnews/main311834.shtml> (ViaZeroHedge <http://www.zerohedge.com/article/sec-government-destroyed-documents-regarding-pre-911-put-options> ) At least one Wall Street firm reported their suspicions about this activity to the SEC shortly after the attack. I have been reporting for sometime (See my July 2006 mention <http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2006/07/options-investigation-and-9-11.html> ) on the destruction of pre-9-11 options documents by the CBOE. Now, it appears the SEC also destroyed similar documents. David Callahan – executive editor of SmartCEO – submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the SEC regarding the pre-9/11 put options. Here’s how the SEC replied <http://www.zerohedge.com/article/sec-government-destroyed-documents-regarding-pre-911-put-options> : This letter is in response to your request seeking access to and copies of the documentary evidence referred to in footnote 130 of Chapter 5 of the September 11 (9/11) Commission Report…We have been advised that the potentially responsive records have been destroyed. My source is an employee at the CBOE, who told me that, just days after the 9-11 attack , government officials (or at least individuals purporting to be from the government) met with the president of the CBOE and told him to stop the investigation into who purchased the options. The records were destroyed, according to my source. Now, we have confirming evidence from the SEC, itself, of destruction of these type documents that they may have had in their possession. It is extremely heavy circumstantial evidence that the persons who bought these put options knew in advance of the 9-11 attack. If ever a Congressional inquiry was required, this certainly appears to be a case. The then CBOE chairman and CEO William Brodsky, the then Vice-Chairman Mark Duffy and the then President and COO Edward Joyce need to be hauled before Congress and asked if an investigation of the put option trading was conducted. If not, why not? (It would appear to be fairly standard to conduct such an investigation given the unusual trading volume in the options) And, if an investigation was conducted, where are the results? Send article as PDF to BAD DEEDS OF GOVERNMENT or HIGHER POWERSnone Read more WITNESS TO PHILADELPHIA PLANE SHOT DOWN 9 11 March 31, 2010 at 10:16 pmIan Charles No comments PLANE BLOWN OUT OF THE SKY Here is a little story that has been missed in the whole 9 11 revelations. A couple whom I know very well were staying in Singapore and were watching the 9 11 saga unfold before their eyes in real time. They do not remember the TV channel that they were watching. It may have been CNN but we don’t really know. I recorded many hours on that night and it could be worthwhile re viewing the footage to see if it appears. I do not think so, but maybe the reader can assist in this matter. If you can please contact me. What my friends saw in real time was a shot of the American airline that was thought to be flying toward the Whitehouse and it is on the record that Bush was going to make the order to shoot it down. This is what in fact HE DID. The next camera footage showed a fighter jet and then the camera went back to the American airline at the time a projectile hit it and a huge fire ball exploding in the sky. This footage was only shown once in Singapore and we would love to know what channel showed it. Other footage shown by Fox was spectators remarking that the planes that hit the WTC were not American Airlines, but this footage was never repeated. Anyone with eyes can see they were gray planes and did not have the same profile as the American Airlines. One photo shows what appears to be a big long object mounted on the underbelly of the craft. This was very obvious on the second plane and of course there are the flashes that go off at the nose of both planes just before they each hit the buildings. Has there ever been a passenger list of those killed in these planes? Who has lost a relative. Worth checking!. Of cource it is hard to believe how a plane can fit through a 16 ft diameter hole in the side of the Pentagon. We can see photos of this hole before the top floors collapsed. No wing damage. No 7 ft diameter jet engines. No massive plane debris or bodies, so we can attribute that to a drone which seems to be the accepted view. Then we can go on and mention the demolition of Building 7 around 5pm that day and it is admitted that ‘we pulled it‘ , which means that it was demolished. Of course that was all done in a few short hours on the day was it not?? Ha ha…them we have the perfect demolition of the twin towers and we can fill many pages on that but I will post some links and recommend various videos which go into all the details. You can see the spiker explosions going off ahead of the main front by about 20 floors plus evidence of thermite. All standard state of the art demolition practice. Basically I am asking when any of our leaders will have the courage to speak out publicly and admit an inside job and that Bin Laden has nothing to do with any of this, he is just the fall guy. It is indeed sad that all the suffering in the middle east and maybe many hundreds of thousands slaughtered, is all on a false premis. All very big topics and I welcome your comments and contributions to expand these views, or to refute them, if the facts indicate otherwise. All we want is for the truth to be out there.
Many folk are waking up to the ‘BIG BOYS’ and their enslavement of the Planet through the control of Money and Energy. They have been ruthless in keeping control of these systems. Here is a great clip to ponder on.
Also this kid says it all in simple terms.
The People’s Bank Party
We live in the age of technology and automation; we live in a country with huge natural resources; Australians are resourceful hard working people. We have everything we need to create a prosperous, environmentally conscious and people friendly country. Why are we going backwards? Why does Australia have huge levels of foreign debt, foreign ownership and crippling taxation. Why are Australian workers being stripped of hard won conditions and left with little job security. Why are Australian businesses finding it harder and harder to stay afloat. Why are so many Australians saddled with huge debt and uncertainty about the future. Why have young Australians been priced out of the home market.
The answer is simple. Foreign controlled private banks have hijacked the role of creating our money supply and our government be it Liberal or Labour does nothing about it. Australia is run for the benifit of International Bankers and their associated soul-less Trans-national Corporations and not for the benifit of the Australian people.
The People’s Bank Party has been created to bring about the most important political reform in Australia’s history. That is to bring about a democratically elected people’s government which creates the money supply for our country.
The name “People’s Bank Party” has been used to draw attention to the once proud history of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia which in its early days conferred huge benefits upon the Australian people and came to be affectionately known as “The People’s Bank”.
In 1911 the Andrew Fisher Labour Government established the government-owned Commonwealth Bank. Under the management of Sir Dennison Miller, the “People’s Bank” financed Australia’s effort in World War I, built the Transcontinental Railway, established the Australian Steamship company and conferred many other benefits on the Australian people. All of this was achieved without the government having to increase taxes or borrow from overseas. The People’s Bank created the money using the “whole of the resources of Australia” as backing for that money. In contrast to this Great Britain which financed it’s World War I effort by borrowing from private bankers was still paying off it’s WWI debt in the 1990’s.
“In the Australian Press of July 7, 1921, Sir Dennison Miller is reported to have said this:-
“The whole of the resources of Australia are at the back of this bank, and so strong as this continent is, so strong is this Commonwealth Bank ……Whatever the Australian people can intelligently conceive in their minds and will loyally support, that can be done.”
In other words, that which is physically possible can be made financially possible.” (1)
In 1924 the Nationalist Party government lead by Sir Stanley Bruce appointed a board of directors to the Commonwealth Bank which favoured the foreign-controlled private banks. This was effectively the end of the “People’s Bank” and the Australian people went on to suffer greatly from the effects of the Great Depression.
In 1929 the Great Depression was intentionally caused by the international bankers. They did this by reducing lending which caused a reduction in the money supply to a level at which the economies of the world could not function properly. There was plenty of demand for food, goods and services, and there was plenty of productive capacity in the form of factories, farms, willing workers and willing business people, however, there was not enough money in the economies to match up the supply with the demand.
In the words of U.S. Congressman Louis T.McFadden talking about the Great Depression:-
“It was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence… The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as rulers of us all.”
If Sir Dennison Miller had still been the manager of the Commonwealth Bank he would have injected enough money into the Australian economy to keep it functioning healthily and thus Australia would have avoided the ill effects of the Great Depression.
In 1937 after 2 years of enquiry the Australian Royal Commission on Money in Section 504 of its report stated:-
“….the Commonwealth Bank can lend to the Government or to others in a variety of ways, and it can even make money available to the Governments and to others free of any charge…”
As this last clause led to a good deal of controversy as to its exact meaning, Mr. Justice Napier, Chairman of the Commission, was asked to interpret it, and his reply, received through the secretary of the Commission (Mr. Harris) was as follows:-
“This statement means that the Commonwealth Bank can make money available to Governments or to others on such terms as it chooses, even by way of a loan without interest, OR EVEN WITHOUT REQUIRING EITHER INTEREST OR REPAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL.” (2)
You might think that this should have heralded a new beginning for the “People’s Bank”, however, C. Barclay-Smith had this to say in his book “It’s Time They Knew”:-
“The personnel of these Royal Commissions were mostly men in the fifty-sixty age bracket. they were men who had built up successful careers in industry, law, accountancy, and commerce. …………They had all personally done well under the financial system they were asked to inquire into………… They were pledged to the preservation of the status quo. ………….It is no reflection on the honesty of the men………..that their reports for the most part white-washed the prevailing financial and monetary system.” (3)
C Barclay-Smith is not so kind to the politicians:-
“…..finance is all-powerful. It controls the Press (by overdrafts) also the radio, the T.V., all means of dissemination of knowledge in fact, and is in a position to make and break anyone who dares to challenge and expose its power. Most politicians quickly learn that if they are going to “get on” , the simplest policy is to play safe, conform to orthodox practices and procedures, and “don’t stick one’s neck out”. (4)
King O’Malley, who had been instrumental in the formation of the Commonwealth Bank, wrote the following during the 1939 ‘Save The Commonwealth Bank Campaign,’ when he was over 80 years of age:-
“I trust that good and patriotic Australians will swear by the altar of their gods, the tombs of their ancestors and the cradles of their children, that they will never vote for Parliamentary candidates whose secret mission is to destroy the Commonwealth Bank … and whose brains, if extracted, dried and placed in the quill of a cocksparrow and blown into the eye of a bee, would not even make him blink.”
In 1947 the Ben Chifley Labor Government tried to re-establish the “People’s Bank” by nationalising the private banks. This effort was defeated by the High Court.
In 1991 Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke put the final nail in the coffin of the “People’s Bank” by starting the privatisation of the Commonwealth Bank. Paul Keating continued in 1993 and John Howard finished the job in 1996. Since then the burden of taxation, foreign ownership and foreign debt has continued to get worse while Prime Minister Howard continues to sell off our Nation.
At present about 97% of our money supply is created by the private banks which are not controlled by Australians. Our economy is being run for the benefit of international bankers and their associated multi-national corporations. The proof of these claims is in the fact that Australia has huge levels of foreign debt and foreign ownership. We are constantly told we need foreign investment. This is and always has been a complete hoax. The only thing we receive from foreign investment is perhaps some pieces of paper or some digits on a computer screen. The real investment is Australian people-power, know-how and raw materials.
Only by giving the role of creating the money supply to a people’s government will we be able to ensure that the money supply is used to guarantee a prosperous, environmentally conscious and people friendly economy. Only then will all Australians, present and future, be able to have a “fair go” in what used to be called the “Lucky Country.”
Why the People’s Bank Party?
Money plays a central role in most of our activities. It lies at the heart of all political policies. Our present money supply system is responsible for so many of the country’s economic, social, political, environmental, medical and other problems that only a reform of the money supply system itself has any hope of addressing them. Without reform of the money supply system, any other political reform will never go anywhere near solving these problems.
If you think that all the money in the Australian economy was created by government agencies (the Australian Mint and/or the Reserve Bank of Australia) in the form of notes and coins, you are sadly mistaken.
At the present time, about 3% (or 3 cents in the $1) of the money in the Australian economy was created by the government. The remaining 97% (or 97cents in the $1) was created by the private banking system.
Go into a bank for a loan and you might think that the money that you borrow is some fellow customer’s hard-earned savings. It is not. Banks do not lend cash when they grant you a loan. Instead they grant you credit. This credit can be spent like cash and to all intents and purposes it is as good as and exchangeable for cash. Money is created out of thin air like this by the private banking system not only when they lend to private individuals, but also when they lend to businesses and to the government.
The banks have been able to extend their money creation to its present 97% of the total money supply because in today’s economy, with increasing use of credit cards, debit cards, cheques and bank transfers, very little of the money that we use, either as individuals or as organisations, exists in the form of cash.
Our Constitution provides for our government to create money but the “Founding Fathers” probably did not foresee the explosion in bank credit and the cashless society.
Little Cash Needed
Banks only need to retain very small reserves of government-created money (cash) in order to meet the dwindling demand for cash. The rest of the time, they happily pass cheques and similar payments between each other which are ‘backed’ by nothing more than a ledger or computer entry in the form of somebody’s debt.
Bank-created money is responsible for most of the economic problems that occur within Australia and throughout the world. Three of the problems are as follows:-
1. Government Borrowing
Most governments throughout the World have massive borrowings from private banks called the National Debt. This may seem odd in view of the fact that most governments have the power to create money for use in their economies. Perhaps the reason is that organisations (e.g. banks) which can create money are in a very good position to influence your average politician.
The government then has to tax the people to pay the interest on the National Debt and also to repay the loan to the private banks.
The Australian government has recently proudly announced that it has paid off the National Debt. This is not necessarily a good thing. Without a deficit the money supply may not be sufficient to ensure a healthy economy. Those countries which have run large deficits in recent times have tended to have the greatest economic prosperity. This is due to the abundant supply of money in their economies. In Australia the money short supply resulting from repayment of the National Debt has been overcome by:- 1. Selling off Australia’s National assets; 2. A massive increase in foreign debt and foreign ownership resulting from foreign investment (also a selling off of Australia); 3. Over-taxation of the Australian people including the introduction of the G.S.T.; 4. Degradation of services supplied by the government including Health, Education, Transport etc.
The fact is that the Australian people would be better off with a large National Debt. They would however be much better off if the government, instead of borrowing, would create the money supply and spend it into the economy in the form of capital works government services, and social security payments.
2. Boom and Bust Business Cycle
There is little control over how much money the banks create. The only influence that the government has upon the process is through appointing the members of the Reserve Bank Board. The Board in turn attempts to control the level of borrowing and therefore the amount of money created by the banks by raising or lowering interest rates. If the Board believes there is so much money being created that inflation becomes a problem, interest rates are raised so people borrow less. The trouble is that raising interest rates itself causes inflation, so inflation is only controlled when businesses start going bankrupt and when householders get their homes repossessed.
If too many people experience financial difficulties and the economy heads into recession, interest rates are lowered and the whole boom-and-bust cycle begins again. This ‘natural’ economic cycle is often referred to by politicians and economists, but there is nothing natural about it. It is caused by our reliance upon an unstable money system, and it can cause great hardship for people as businesses close and homes are repossessed. The boom and bust cycle is also intentionally used to bring about a transfer of wealth from the productive section of the community (e.g. manufacturers, farmers and businesses and workers who provide useful services to the community) to the unproductive banking class.
3. An Unrepayable Debt
As anyone who has ever borrowed money will know, the amount of money required to pay off an interest-bearing debt is always greater than the debt itself. So imagine that all (100%) of the money in the economy was in the form of an interest bearing-debt. Let us assume that we have to pay interest on this for a given period at 5%. We will need 105% of all the money that we have. This is an impossible sum as we cannot have more than 100% of the total!
The amount of interest-bearing debt money in the Australian economy is 97%, which is very close to 100%. Therefore the amount of money required to repay all of Australia’s debt plus interest is greater than the amount of all the money in the economy. Because of this problem of unrepayable debt, Australia and in fact the whole World is forced into the situation where there is only enough money available to sustain a functioning economy if and when the size of the economy continues to grow. With a growing economy, more money is continually being borrowed into existence, thus enabling the continued servicing of the already existing debt. If the amount of debt remained stable the payment of interest would cause the amount of money available in the economy to decrease, which would lead to an economic slowdown. This addiction to economic growth results in the environmental degradation we all see.
The Choice to be made.
Australia has to make a choice between two alternatives:-
1. Allow the government to continue selling off Australia’s assets, continue the massive increase in foreign debt and foreign ownership, continue the degradation of government services, continue over-taxing the Australian people and continue the mad commitment to economic growth at the expense of the environment, or:
2. We can replace our interest-bearing debt-based bank-created money system with a debt-free system of money created by the people’s government. This money would then be spent into circulation by paying for capital works (e.g. environment protection works, dams, water diversion projects, roads, hospitals, schools, railways, renewable power generation, defence assets, land regeneration, cultural assets etc.) government services and social security payments. This would dramatically reduce the need for taxation which in itself will greatly increase prosperity. It will put an end to the selling off of our nation and guarantee that government services such as health, transport, education etc. are supplied according to the needs of the community and not according to how much money is made available by the private banks. Productive members of the community will get to keep the rewards of their hard work and initiative, instead of slaving to pay interest and constantly worrying about how they will keep up the bank payments should there be a downturn in the economy or should they lose their job.
This is not a new idea, although it gets little attention in the mainstream media. This is hardly surprising considering the consolidation of the media into a few corporations and the dependence of those corporations upon the banks..
Abraham Lincoln proposed this system in 1865 shortly before his assassination in the following words:-
“The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers. The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but it is the government’s greatest creative opportunity. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power.”
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men (and women) do nothing.” Edmund Burke.
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(1) “It’s Time they Knew” C. Barclay-Smith p 57
(2) ibid. pp 60-61.
(3) ibid. p 59.
(4) ibid. p 69