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This article was compiled independently via instablogg.com before having many of its segments published on Veterans Today at the request of Dr. Kevin Barrett. As an ongoing project, it is here for some necessary clarification and major updates. Think critically and enjoy.
The 9/11 research movement has come a long way in recent years and, yet, it’s greatest shortcoming is the trending division amongst itself. This article aims to bring the most recent, rational and relevant developments from all sides of debate into perspective. With this, we may hope to achieve a much greater level of unity and focus while seeking a truthful account of the events of September 11, 2001.
Those defending the “official” narrative may use this opportunity to reconsider their beliefs or to present a wholly consistent alternative interpretation.
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1. The complete visible collapse immediately follows an audible low-frequency “boom” (link). Measurements of early movement (link) indicate prior instability.
2. Sounds of a loud “rumble” (Peter DeMarco, Daily News) resembling a “clap of thunder” (link) reported at ground floor immediately before the building’s destruction and many preliminary explosions, leading to a gradual weakening of the structure, confirmed throughout the day (link).
3. Symmetrical structural failure upon total collapse — through what should have been the path of greatest resistance — at speeds up to (link) and exceeding (link) free-fall acceleration.
4. WTC7 is alleged to be the first steel-framed high rise to have ever collapsed primarily due to fires. It imploded, collapsing completely, and landed almost entirely within its own footprint.
5. The response of perimeter flexure to collective core failure (link) is not remotely accounted for by the NIST model for WTC7’s collapse (link).
6. Critical structural features were missing from the NIST Report on WTC7, such as lateral support beams and girder stiffeners that supported a critical beam alleged to have initiated the collapse (link).
7. Rapid oxidation and intergranular melting found on structural steel samples (link) by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
8. No evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel, very few visible fire deformations prior to complete collapse of WTC7; high-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer lasting fires have never collapsed (One Meridian Plaza, First Interstate Bank).
9. Expert corroboration comes from the top European controlled demolition professional, the late Danny Jowenko (link), discussing the unusually organized nature of the collapse and its observed similarities to controlled demolition.
10. Early announcements of collapse by numerous media outlets more than 20 minutes prior to destruction (link).
11. The “official” collapse model established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) portrays a buckling of column 79 and a girder “walk-off” on the 13th floor. This model contains a series of outstanding omissions and discrepancies (link) that further support an alternative hypothesis of transfer truss and cantilever girder failure on floors 5-7 (link), consistent with reports including a “big explosion” encountered by eyewitness Barry Jennings on the 6th floor (link). Intermittent explosions at WTC7 evidently led to transfer truss failure at TT1 and TT2 for progressive collapse throughout higher floors.
Regarding the Twin Towers:
12. Early ejections are witnessed far below the collapse front in WTC1 (link) and WTC2 (link) including isolated ejections at reinforced MER levels in both WTC1 (link) and WTC2 (link).
13. All core and perimeter columns in WTC1 initially failed with less than one degree of tilt (link), contrary to claims of more than eight degrees (link) by officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
14. The north and east wall in WTC2 were pulled in simultaneously at the moment of collapse initiation (link), indicating failure most likely began at the core rather than the perimeter as claimed by NIST.
15. A major portion of the entire core in WTC1 (link) and WTC2 (link) briefly remained standing (up to 77 stories tall) after essentially bypassed by the surrounding collapse; a juggernaut of debris churned violently within the perimeter walls of each tower before stripping them of flooring — as well as the core — causing the perimeter walls to “peel” outward and away from the destruction they had contained (link).
16. Immediately before the collapse of WTC2, molten metal with the precise characteristics of molten steel falls (from the subsequent point-of-failure leading to collapse) (link) for more than 60 stories (link) while retaining a bright-orange glow, indicating extremely high temperatures well-beyond the capacity of jet-fueled office fires.
17. A visible “kink” at the 105th floor during collapse initiation in WTC2 may indicate further load displacement upon the impact zone by the severing of core columns high in the building (link).
18. Carbon nanotubes found in the lungs of first responders (link) are indicative that sol-gel nanothermites (link) may have been used as a resource in the destruction of either Tower.
19. Hardly any buckled columns (link) and no “pancaked” floors found.
21. Prominent figures including the head structural engineer for the WTC stated that the Twin Towers were over-engineered and more than capable of withstanding the resulting fires and impact of a large jetliner (link).
22. Beneath the rubble: temperatures reached 1,500°C (2,800°F) with fires that burned for a total of 100 days (link).
21. Several tons of molten metal found under both high-rises (link) along with multi-ton “meteorites” of fused steel and concrete (link).
22. From 1995-2001, upgrades to spray-applied fire resistive material (SFRM or “fireproofing”) were conducted in both of the Twin Towers. A majority of these upgrades were directly within or immediately surrounding the 9/11 plane impact regions (link), with outstanding SFRM density on relevant floors (link), contributing greatly to an hypothesis that collapse initiation — at least in part, and particularly for WTC1 — was largely propagated by the ignition of an SFRM admixture containing high-temperature accelerant (HTA) capable of increasing fire temperatures beyond the threshold for structural failure (link) in targeted locations (link).
23. Despite the fact that iron-rich microspheres typically require a melting temperature as high as 1,538°C, a substance permeating all dust samples from the Twin Towers on 9/11 produces molten iron in the form of iron-rich microspheres when ignited at only ~430°C (link), on average. Commonly referred to as the “energetic red-gray chips”, this substance is most likely the pulverized fragments of LaClede brand primer paint (link) from floor trusses having previously undergone a direct application of tainted “fireproofing” (SFRM) which contained an HTA composite material comprised of a perchlorate oxidizer and powdered aluminum fuel (link).
24. The most unique and major vulnerability of the Twin Towers was the “open office space” (OOS) region that consisted of long-span floor trusses (link) running from the outer core to the perimeter of each Tower. This entire region was unsupported by vertical columns, contributing to a uniform live load rating of only 100 pounds per square foot (link). Well-informed perpetrators were undoubtedly aware of this unique vulnerability and the benefits for initiating a collapse throughout this region. Bringing core columns out of alignment, either by SFRM-intensified thermal expansion or directly severing them, would drastically reduce the entire structure’s support capacity (once no longer static) and almost certainly lead to a total collapse. Ejections at MER-levels (link) indicate that reinforced floors were weakened by explosives before the collapse front approached, ensuring a continuous progression throughout.
25. The observable collapse progression mechanism, commonly known as “runaway open office space destruction” or “ROOSD”, is the only mechanism fitting the visual record but vastly different than any endorsed by US government officials. The simplicity of this mechanism and convenience for prospective perpetrators raises suspicions as to why government-sponsored officials have produced only demonstrably false interpretations (link) that conflict significantly with the visual evidence.
26. In contrast to the official narrative as well as alternative theories comparing the Towers’ destruction to classic controlled demolition (link), an hypothesis that considers the application of a high-temperature accelerant and limited use of explosives to initiate and effectively progress ROOSD best explains all known variables.
Regarding Flight 77:
27. Hundreds of highly-trained pilots have contended that Hani Hanjour’s experience as a pilot (link) would have made him essentially incapable of his alleged flight path into the Pentagon. Although some of the most recent developments have suggested it was probably a large plane that hit the building (link), FBI authorities have yet to release Pentagon security footage including at least 16 video tapes and one hard drive (link) surrounding Flight AA77′s approach and collision.
28. According to the FAA memo of May 21, 2003 and other statements from relevant authorities, the US military had adequate time and resources to have defended an incoming attack on the Pentagon. However, their failure to do so might be explained by the numerous “war games” training exercises being conducted on 9/11 under the management of Vice President Dick Cheney, a former Halliburton chairman and a recent board member of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). Cheney had been appointed as a director of these training exercises only four months earlier (Ruppert, M. 2004. “Crossing the Rubicon”). These made it nearly impossible for the Air Force to respond and included a “live-fly” simulation drill of a commercial plane hijacking as well as “false blips” on FAA radar screens.
Regarding Flight 93:
29. The plane’s near-vertical crash into the ground created an unusual, widespread debris field that supports the probability of mid-air trauma prior to the crash. A one-ton engine part was found far from the scene that was alleged to have been due to a highly-improbable trajectory (link). Dozens of witnesses have made statements that corroborate a theory of mid-air trauma including many statements regarding jet sightings and sounds of missiles and/or explosions prior to the crash (link). In December of 2004, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had a ‘slip-of-the-tongue’ where he clearly states Flight 93 was “shot down” in Pennsylvania (link). Private investigators were not permitted at the crash site.
30. Cell-phones are said to have been in-use on Flight 93 (link) with altitudes and conditions that would have made this virtually impossible on cell-phone technology available in 2001 (link). One hypothesis suggests this was achieved with the use of an on-board cell phone repeater, small enough to be hidden within a piece of luggage, forwarding communications to an encrypted channel moderated by remote operatives who were to ensure any mention of the designated Arab “patsies” as suspected hijackers would be permitted for transmission while other conversation that might potentially threaten the desired narrative would be promptly cut-off (link).
Regarding legitimacy of the 9/11 Truth movement:
31. At least 220 senior-level military, intelligence, law enforcement, and government officials (link) have been willing to compromise their official reputation to demand a new investigation.
32. Hundreds of retired and active military in the United States have signed a petition for the truth movement; at least thousands more are keeping silent.
33. The expertise of more than 2,000 qualified architects and engineers (link) have led them to express serious doubts about the official narrative surrounding WTC collapses; they are now demanding a new investigation with subpoena power.
34. Professional pilots with a combined flight experience of more than 200,000 hours (link), as well as thousands of medical professionals, scientists, firefighters, lawyers, political leaders, scholars, and family members of victims are among those demanding another investigation.
35. Nearly half of Americans, overall, have expressed doubts of the official Arab-terrorist conspiracy theory after being introduced to evidence presented by advocates of the 9/11 Truth movement (link). In 2008, a World Public Opinion poll of 17 countries has shown that at least one-third of surveyed citizens around the globe do not believe the official storyline (link).
36. Support for 9/11 Truth has been increasing steadily over the years which suggests that propagated media themes and confirmation bias are being gradually overcome by grassroots campaigns for an honest approach (link).
37. Trends in the recent rise of genuine skepticism and secular thought throughout Western society are similar to 9/11 Truth in that both aim to overcome oppression by authoritarian entities and social dogma.
Regarding potential motives, methods, and suspects:
38. Two months prior to 9/11, the WTC complex changed ownership for the first time in 33 years. It was acquired by an elite Zionist and private property developer, Larry Silverstein, along with his long-time friend and real estate tycoon, Frank Lowy (link). Silverstein was a former chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, the largest Zionist organization dedicated to raising money and support for Israel. Lowy is a fervent Zionist and former member of the Israeli terrorist organization “Haganah” (link). These affiliations are significant in demonstrating the potential that these prominent figures may have held a primary allegiance to the nation standing most to gain from the 9/11 attacks — the Jewish state of Israel.
39. According to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu: “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq.” (link).
40. Silverstein acquired the WTC property from the New York Port Authority. A press release from the Port Authority on 24 July 2001 (link) tells of the privatization shift that ultimately enabled Silverstein’s acquisition of the complex. The chief lobbyist and principal force behind this privatization was Ronald S. Lauder, chairman of the New York State Research Council on Privatization. Lauder is an active member of numerous prominent Zionist organizations and has previously funded a school for the Mossad (Israeli spy agency), developing the Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel.
41. Chairman of the NY Port Authority, Lewis Eisenberg, an avid Zionist and former leading member of the United Jewish Appeal, oversaw negotiations that won Silverstein and Lowy the 99-year lease despite being outbid by a competitor, Vornado Realty Trust. According to a New York Times article from March 2001, entitled “World Trade Center Deal Remains in Doubt”, Eisenberg had “imposed a news blackout” surrounding these negotiations.
42. The WTC buildings Silverstein had purchased required a combined total of at least a billion dollars in maintenance ranging from asbestos to electrical problems that Silverstein ‘lucked out’ of when they collapsed (link).
43. Silverstein was recorded as having said, when referring to WTC7, “…they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, ‘we’ve had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.’ And they made that decision to pull, and we watched the building collapse.”. The fire department commander with whom Silverstein claims he spoke, Chief Daniel Nigro, confirmed that he hadn’t spoken to Silverstein on 9/11 (link), nor has any other member of FDNY corroborated Silverstein’s story that “pull” and “pull it” (link) could not have implied an order to demolish the building.
44. The insurance policy for the WTC complex was initially raised to 3.6 billion dollars just two months prior to the attacks but Silverstein advocated an obscure clause which enabled him to claim twice — once for each attack — totaling 7.2 billion dollars (there has been a final settlement for approximately 4.55 billion). The New York Attorney General at the time, Eliot Spitzer, another well-networked Jewish Zionist and close friend of Kroll Inc.’s COO Michael Cherkasky, became involved with Silverstein’s litigation suit against the insurance companies, even demonstrating partiality by filing an amicus curiae brief in Silverstein’s favor on January 15, 2003 (link). Silverstein has since pursued litigation against airline insurers for up to an additional $12.3 billion (link), despite already having collected enough money to rebuild the World Trade Center “better than before” (link).
45. According to a Sep 9, 2002 article entitled “Up In Smoke” from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Larry Silverstein were such great friends, even for years prior to the attacks, that “every Sunday afternoon, New York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. It made no difference what the subject was or where Netanyahu was, he would always call”.
46. Larry Silverstein and his two children were supposed to work in the North tower that day but, luckily, Larry had a dermatologist appointment that he couldn’t miss and both of his children were “running late for work” (link).
47. The leading WTC security provider was Kroll Associates, led by co-owners Jules and Jeremy Kroll, COO Michael Cherkasky, and managing director Jerome Hauer — all four of these men are overt Zionists from wealthy Jewish families. Cherkasky oversaw investigations of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing before being appointed to help “reorganize the World Trade Center’s security” prior to 9/11 (link). Two weeks before the attacks, former FBI agent John O’Neill accepted a higher-paying job offer from Kroll Associates as the new head of security. He died on his first day of work, September 11th, 2001 (link). O’Neill had been the FBI’s foremost expert on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
48. Ordained Rabbi, Zionist and citizen of Israel, Dov Zakheim was appointed as comptroller and chief financial officer for the Pentagon during the Bush administration, from May 2001 to March 2004. Zakheim had been one of Bush’s closest advisers while he was Governor of Texas, then became his senior foreign policy adviser during the 2000 presidential campaign.
49. Rabbi Zakheim had earlier held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Systems Planning Corporation (SPC). One of the products offered by SPC is a “Flight Termination System” for remote control and flight termination of airborne test vehicles (link). For each of the attacks, the use of flight control devices appears consistent with flight patterns and other related observations (link). A subsidiary of Zakheim’s SPC firm, known as Tridata Corporation, oversaw investigation of the first World Trade Center terrorist attack in 1993 (link) which provided in-depth knowledge of the security systems and structural blueprints of the World Trade Center.
50. Zakheim holds dual Israeli-American citizenship, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a founding member of the neoconservative movement, and co-authored a publication released by Project for a New American Century (PNAC) a year prior to 9/11 which called for “some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor” to foster American support for war in the Middle East.
51. One of the airline security companies responsible for the shocking security lapses on 9/11 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of an Israeli company, International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS), headed by men with clear ties to ‘Mossad’ and ‘Shin Bet’ (link), Israel’s military intelligence agencies. The owners of ICTS Huntleigh USA, Menachem Atzmon and Ezra Harel, are both Israeli Jews. Another company responsible for passenger screening for three of the four planes (UA175, UA93, AA77) was Argenbright Security (link). Regarding former Passenger Screening Operations Manager, Dan Boelsche, “90 percent of his [Argenbright] employees at Dulles airport were not even born in the United States; some were foreign nationals with work visas who had come to this country less than a year ago from places like Russia, Africa and the Middle East [Israel?]”. Also, in 2000, “federal prosecutors indicted Argenbright Security for supplying applicants at Philadelphia International Airport with phony high school diplomas, falsifying test scores, and lying about background checks that were never conducted” (link). According to FBI interviews with Katherine Goudreau, a Director Project Manager with FMC Airport Systems, Argenbright Security, Inc., maintained that “a high number of the employees with security responsibilities appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent”. The only plane without screening by either Israeli-owned ICTS or Argenbright Security was Flight AA11. It had the only Israeli who died on 9/11 on-board: Daniel Lewin — a potential hijacker and Zionist martyr, and former Israeli military captain for “Sayeret Matkal”; a deep penetration unit that has been involved in assassinations and other covert operations outside of Israel (link).
52. As the Towers came down on 9/11, five Israelis were witnessed celebrating and ‘dancing’ near the scene. Police later arrested them and found that their van tested positive for explosives, contained $4,700 cash as well as photographs of them “clearly smiling” in front of the wreckage, maps with places highlighted, and other suspicious contraband (link). The suspects claimed to be employees of a company by the name of “Urban Moving Systems”. The owner of the company, Dominick Suter, promptly fled to Israel after being questioned by the FBI (link). Despite failing lie-detector tests regarding their involvement in the attacks, all five terror suspect detainees were quietly released and deported back to Israel after their case was heard [behind closed doors] by Chief Judge Michael Mukasey — another fervent Zionist from an established Jewish family representing the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mukasey has been a leading advocate of the USA PATRIOT Act and is well-known for defending the U.S. government’s waterboarding torture program (link). Three of the ‘dancing’ suspects were later interviewed on Israeli television, stating that their purpose in the United States on September 11th was “to document the event” (link). This shows, at the very least, they had prior knowledge of the attacks.
53. Outside of New York on 9/11, several confirmed Israeli nationals were stopped by state police while driving unscheduled company vehicles for Urban Moving Systems. According to the FBI report (link), a moving truck with two Israelis was stopped as it was “traveling in the direction of the site of the hijacked plane crashed in [Shanksville]”. A white moving van, also mentioned in the report, was stopped an hour outside of Boston Logan International Airport containing three men with Israeli passports and airline tickets with immediate travel dates. Inside of New York, much closer to the World Trade Center, there were reports that included a white van confirmed to have explosives at the George Washington Bridge (link) and a large white truck with “a mural painted of an airplane diving into New York City and exploding” on King Street in Manhattan (link). Both were later dismissed by officials and subsequently ignored by the mainstream media. The identity of those arrested, described only as “ethnic Middle Eastern people” (link), remains unreleased although the unusual discovery of “remote controlled planes filled with explosives” (link) on King Street might potentially be traceable to “ZoomCopter” — an Israeli espionage front company that had been distributing toys and toy vehicles (link).
54. A four-part investigative series by Fox News reporter Carl Cameron was aired in December 2001 which outlined how the Israeli-controlled company Amdocs had installed a communications system for the White House during the mid-1990s. The evidence presented in this series demonstrated, clearly, that Amdocs was spying on the White House (link). Around the time this series was released, several leading Jewish institutions aggressively backlashed against Fox News and other media outlets that reported suspicions of Israeli involvement in the 9/11 attacks, and petitioned high-level officials at the White House to close down investigations of Israeli spies (link).
55. An Israeli spy ring of more than 120 agents, many posing as “art students”, was discovered between March 2001 and September 11, 2001. Media coverage on the matter became stifled rapidly following the attacks, although this was almost certainly the largest spy ring ever discovered within the United States (link). In the months that followed 9/11, U.S. Authorities were reported by Fox News to have detained 60 such Israeli “movers”, “art students”, and other suspected operatives in various locations throughout the country (link). Subsequently, all Israeli suspects and detainees were released and deported by Michael Chertoff, a Zionist-Jewish institutional elite who served as head of the Justice Department’s criminal division (link). Chertoff also co-authored the USA PATRIOT Act and was later appointed by Bush to head the Department of Homeland Security.
56. Approximately two weeks after the 9/11 attacks, on September 26, 2001, the former head of ISI Pakistani intelligence, Hamid Gul, shared his theory of those responsible for orchestrating 9/11: “Mossad and its accomplices. The U.S. spends $40 billion a year on its 11 intelligence agencies. That’s $400 billion in 10 years. Yet the Bush Administration says it was taken by surprise. I don’t believe it. Within 10 minutes of the second Twin Tower being hit in the World Trade Center […] CNN said Osama bin Laden had done it. That was a planned piece of disinformation by the real perpetrators. It created an instant mindset and put public opinion into a trance, which prevented even intelligent people from thinking for themselves.” (link).
57. The motto of Israel’s foreign intelligence service was, until recently, “by way of deception thou shalt wage war”. This is confirmed by former Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky.
Regarding the 9/11 connection to Zionism and the Iraq war:
58. As Adbusters editor Kalle Lasn has pointed out, 26 of the 50 most influential neoconservatives who induced America to wage war in Iraq are Jewish (52%). In appraising how the US was deceived to wage this war, he noted: “The point is simply that the neocons seem to have a special affinity for Israel that influences their political thinking and consequently American foreign policy in the Middle East.”. Lasn was promptly attacked as “anti-Semitic” when he titled his article, “Why Won’t Anyone Say They’re Jewish?”.
59. A leading source of fabricated ‘evidence’ for Iraqi WMDs was Ahmed Chalabi (link), a long-time friend of the “godfather of neoconservatism” and adamant Zionist, Albert Wohlstetter, who later introduced Chalabi to Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle. Following 9/11, Perle and Wolfowitz became two of the foremost advocates of the Iraq War, citing Chalabi’s notoriously falsified WMD ‘evidence’ as justification for an invasion. Perle, Wohlstetter, and Wolfowitz are all secular Jews and prominent Zionist elites.
60. In 1982, a Zionist-led publication entitled “A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s” (link) made the following statement: “Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets… Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel.”
61. In 1996, a report was presented by Zionist and Iraq war advocate Richard Perle for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entitled “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm”. It recommended “removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”.
62. In November 1997, the Zionist-founded publication Weekly Standard ran an article entitled “Saddam Must Go” (link) that stated: “We know it seems unthinkable to propose another ground attack to take Baghdad. But it’s time to start thinking the unthinkable”.
63. In 1998, the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), an influential neoconservative group consisting of members such as Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and other prominent Zionists, published a letter to President Clinton urging war against Iraq and the removal of Saddam Hussein on the pretext that he was a “hazard” to “a significant portion of the world’s supply of oil.”. PNAC co-founders William Kristol and Robert Kagan, both unyielding Zionists of Jewish descent, also co-authored the above-mentioned 1997 Weekly Standard article, “Saddam Must Go”.
64. In 1999, David Wurmser, another Zionist-Jewish member of PNAC, published his book “Tyranny’s Ally: America’s Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein” which argued that America was failing to contain Iraq and that the US Military should be used in order to redraw the map of the Middle East. Wurmser would go on to serve as Mideast adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney from 2003-2007.
65. On September 15, 2001 at Camp David, four days after 9/11, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz (link) suggested a US attack on Iraq rather than Afghanistan because it was “doable”. In the lead-up to the war, he assured Americans that it was “wildly off the mark” to think hundreds of thousands of troops would be needed to pacify a postwar Iraq; that the Iraqis “are going to welcome us as liberators”; and that “it is just wrong” to assume that the United States would have to fund the Iraq war.
66. In the year following 9/11, an intense series of statements and press releases aimed at distorting the public’s view of Iraq were made by prominent Zionist-Jewish figures including Senator Joe Lieberman, Defense Policy Board member Kenneth Adelman, columnists William Safire, Eliot Cohen, David Frum, Norman Podhoretz and Charles Krauthammer, among many others (link). Their statements appeared nationwide in well-known publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The New York Times.
67. In a September 20, 2002 Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled “The Case for Toppling Saddam,” current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Saddam Hussein could be hiding nuclear material “in centrifuges the size of washing machines” throughout the country.
68. A Zionist of an elite Jewish network, Philip Zelikow, made the following candid admission to a foreign policy conference held on September 10, 2002 (link): “Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? I’ll tell you what I think the real threat [is] and actually has been since 1990 — it’s the threat against Israel.”. Despite his revealing admission, Zelikow, as a member of President Bush’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, authored the National Security Strategy of September 2002 that provided the justification for a preemptive war against Iraq (link). Additionally, in 1998, Zelikow had published an article outlining the effect of a catastrophic event on American soil that “could involve loss of life and property unprecedented in peacetime and undermine America’s fundamental sense of security, as did the Soviet atomic bomb test in 1949. Like Pearl Harbor, this event would divide our past and future into a before and after. The United States might respond with draconian measures, scaling back civil liberties, allowing wider surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects, and use of deadly force. More violence could follow, either further terrorist attacks or U.S. counterattacks. Belatedly, Americans would judge their leaders negligent for not addressing terrorism more urgently.” (link).
69. Other prominent Zionists playing key roles in the progression toward war in Iraq include, but are not limited to, Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff Lewis Libby, National Security Council member Elliot Abrams, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Marc Grossman, and Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith.
Regarding exposure to propaganda:
70. According to a July 2006 World Public Opinion Poll, 50% of Americans believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the US invaded (link).
71. A recent poll conducted in May 2012 by YouGov (link) has shown that these widely-propagated, false notions continue to resonate in the minds of the public for more than a decade after they were originally expressed. It found that 63% of Republicans, 27% of independents, and 15% of Democrats still believe Iraq had WMDs when the US invaded.
72. Public misconceptions about WMDs and other false assumptions show that most Americans are not examining their evidence critically but, rather, are acquiring the bulk of their opinions from mainstream media outlets and institutional authorities.
73. A set of comparative analyses for 2004, conducted by the organization “If Americans Knew”, led by freelance journalist Alison Weir and supported by various authoritative figures in government; reviews media coverage from major media outlets including Associated Press, The New York Times, ABC, CBS, and NBC. These studies (link) have demonstrated, quite clearly, the extreme bias in media coverage of issues pertaining to Israel. Despite the fact that since late 2000, there have been more than six times as many Palestinian deaths as Israeli deaths (6,638 vs. 1,097) and ten times as many Palestinian children killed as Israeli children (1,516 vs. 129), these media outlets in 2004, on average, reported Israeli vs. Palestinian deaths [Israeli : Palestinian] at a ratio of [3.3 : 1] for all ages and [8.2 : 1] for children.
74. A 2006 Zogby poll has shown that, nearly five years after the attacks on 9/11, only 57% of Americans were even aware that a third skyscraper (WTC7) had collapsed (link).
75. In 1999, in an article featured in the Los Angeles Jewish Times, entitled “Yes, Virginia, Jews Do Control the Media”, the following revelation is made: “Four of the largest five entertainment giants are now run or owned by Jews. Murdoch’s News Corp (at number four) is the only gentile holdout — however Rupert is as pro-Israel as any Jew, probably more so.”
76. In July 2012, from The Times of Israel, Jewish journalist Elad Nehorai reveals: “Let’s be honest with ourselves, here, fellow Jews. We do control the media. We’ve got so many dudes up in the executive offices in all the big movie production companies it’s almost obscene. […] Did you know that all eight major film studios are run by Jews?”. A similar article had been published in The Los Angeles Times in December 2008 by Jewish columnist Joel Stein (link): “But I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.”
77. As the wealthiest ethnic group in the country, Jews represent only 1.8% of the US population and 0.5% globally. Zionist Jews comprise only a fraction of these figures. This suggests that, by any reasonable measure, Western institutions are vastly, disproportionately dominated by ethnocentric Zionists.
78. Comcast/NBCUniversal is currently the largest media conglomerate in the world, led by Jewish/Zionist CEO and president Brian L. Roberts (link). The corporation’s executive vice president, David L. Cohen, is another unwavering Zionist and former vice chair of the Jewish Federations in Philadelphia.
79. The Walt Disney Company is the second-largest media conglomerate in the world and is led by Jewish Zionist Robert Iger (link). His predecessor was Michael Eisner, another well-known Zionist and Jewish elite.
80. Google, Inc. is currently the third-largest media conglomerate and is led by pro-Israeli directors from Jewish families including but not limited to Larry Page (link), CEO, and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman and former CEO.
81. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, which includes more than 800 media companies in 50 different countries, is the fourth-largest media conglomerate on the globe. Murdoch is a renowned Zionist and notorious for imposing his views within subordinate media networks (link). Murdoch is considered “legally Jewish” since his mother, Elisabeth Joy nee Greene, came from a Jewish family. According to the Los Angeles Jewish Times, “Rupert is as pro-Israel as any Jew, probably more so”.
82. Viacom is the fifth-largest global media conglomerate and is run by executive chairman and former CEO Sumner Redstone, and by president and CEO Philippe Dauman (link). Both are Zionists and Jewish.
83. Time Warner is the sixth-largest media conglomerate and is led by adamant Zionist Jeffrey Bewkes, who was given a Human Relations Award in 2001 from the American Jewish Committee (link). Several of Bewkes’ most substantial and recent individual political campaign contributions have gone to Senator Chris Dodd and Rahm Emanuel (link). Dodd boasts that he has “supported substantial foreign aid for Israel” since he was first elected to the Senate in 1980. Rahm Emanuel is a former member of the Israeli military and son of an Irgun terrorist, Benjamin Emanuel.
84. Most other Western institutions including but not limited to education, law, finance, government, and many other corporate entities also exhibit similarly disproportionate Zionist and Jewish influence (link).
Regarding the moral justification to conspire among ethnocentric Zionists:
85. Theistic religion has allowed some people to justify immoral acts with references to perceived notions of divinity. Certain networks of Christian extremists, for example, may cite obscure passages from the Old Testament (link) to justify a variety of immoral behavior. In the case of Zionist-Jewish supremacism (link), there is an extremist sect of Judaism (link) combined with tightly-woven networks of political and financial power (link). With inherently shared motives and overwhelming means, conspiracy should be anticipated.
86. According to Israeli professor Ehud Sprinzak: “In a thirty page study that examined all Halakhic [Jewish religious law] authorities on the subject, [Israeli rabbi David] Ben-Haim proves that according to the vast majority, the Torah, when speaking about Adam (a human being), never includes Gentiles [non-Jews] in this category. He points out that ten recognized Halakhic authorities repeatedly proposed that Gentiles are more beast than human and that they should be treated accordingly; only two authorities recognize non-Jews as full human beings created in the image of God.”
87. From renowned historian Norman Cantor: “The Talmudic [based on a certain Jewish scripture] mind is hostile to ethnic equality and to universalism. It is very anxious to enforce an ideal of communal purity. All possible contacts with Gentiles are to be avoided.”
88. ‘Baba Kamma 37b’ of the Talmud states: The gentiles are outside the protection of law and God has “exposed their money to Israel.”
89. ‘Baba Kamma 113a.’: Jews may use lies (“subterfuges”) to circumvent a Gentile.
90. ‘Sanhedrin 57a’ states: When a Jew murders a gentile (“Cuthean”), there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a gentile he may keep.
91. ‘Moed Kattan 17a’: If a Jew is tempted to do evil he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there.
92. Beyond those addressed above, there are numerous explicit and implicit references in Talmudic scripture that clarify an interpretation of “gentiles” or “goyim” as second-class human beings compared to any Jew; and that gentiles may be used, however necessary, to empower Jews or fulfill a given prophecy (link).
93. Numerous leading figures in Zionism have advocated in favor of killing or enslaving non-Jews (link). According to an interview with Rabbi Manis Friedman in Moment Magazine’s June 2009 “Ask the Rabbis” feature: “The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women, and children”.
94. According to the Jewish Press, June 9, 1989, p. 56b, Israelis annually take part in a national pilgrimage to honor the grave of Simon ben Yohai, a rabbi who advocated the extermination of non-Jews. Rabbi ben Yohai has said, in Soferim 15, Rule 10: “Tob shebe goyyim harog” which translates to “even the best of the gentiles should all be killed”.
95. Rabbi Yaacov Perrin said, according to NY Daily News, Feb 28, 1994, “One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail”.
96. Moses Maimonides is considered by many Zionists to be the greatest codifier and philosopher in Jewish history. He had this to say about non-Jews: “Accordingly, if we see an idolater (gentile) being swept away or drowning in the river, we should not help him. If we see that his life is in danger, we should not save him.”
97. Jewish author Douglas Rushkoff outlines the threat of politically-motivated Judaism and summarizes the world-view many Jewish extremists and Zionists possess: “The thing that makes Judaism dangerous to everybody — to every race, to every nation, to every idea — is that we smash things that aren’t true. We don’t believe in the boundaries of nation-state, we don’t believe in the ideas of these individual gods that protect individual groups of people. […] In a sense, our detractors have us right in that we are a corrosive force. We’re breaking down the false gods of all nations and all people because they’re not real. And that’s very upsetting to people.”
Regarding the assumption that any criticism of this type is “antisemitic”:
98. When asked about why people are called “antisemitic” in the United States for criticizing Israel, former Israeli minister Shulamit Aloni explains: “Well, it’s a trick, we always use it. When from Europe somebody is criticizing Israel, then we bring up the Holocaust. When in this country people are criticizing Israel, then they are ‘antisemitic’. And the [Jewish] organization is strong, and has a lot of money, and the ties between Israel and the American Jewish establishment are very strong. […] Their attitude is ‘is Israel, my country right or wrong’, identification. They are not ready to hear criticism and it’s very easy to blame people who criticize certain acts of the Israeli government as ‘antisemitic’ and to bring up the Holocaust and the suffering of the Jewish people, and that is to justify everything we do to the Palestinians.”
Regarding the notion that everything is fine in America and 9/11 ‘truthers’ are crazy:
99. In a 2008 poll by the New York Times, 81% of Americans agreed that the U.S. is on the wrong track, up from 35% in early 2002 (link). This figure is likely even higher, today.
100. According to Dr. Robert Hopper, a clinical psychologist: “9/11 truth challenges the beliefs that our country protects us and keeps us safe, and that America is the ‘good guy’. When your beliefs are challenged, fear and anxiety are created. In response to that, our psychological defenses kick in and they protect us from these emotions. Denial, which is probably the most primitive psychological defense, is the one most likely to kick in when our beliefs are challenged.”