The Future Is Calling (Part
Again, we must consider the question stated at the beginning of our journey. Is the War on Terrorism a repeat of history? To answer that question, first, let’s consider the parallels. The leaders of the War on Terrorism, as in the past, are members of the Round Table and the Council on Foreign Relations. They advocate a world union of nations built on the model of collectivism.
As before, they seek to change the social and political structure of the free world to accommodate that goal. Every move they make in this war results in strengthening the United Nations. Even when there is apparent disunity at the UN, a closer examination reveals that, as always, there is no disagreement over the goal of world government, it is only a squabble between Fabians and Leninists over who will dominate.
Both sides in the contest continue to call for more and more power to the UN.
It would be foolhardy to take comfort in the thought that Communism is dead. Communism is only a word. The people who put Communism on the map seldom called themselves Communists. They always referred to themselves as Leninists, and they still do.
Don’t be fooled by the word game. Communism may or may not be dead, but Leninism lives and is stronger than ever.
The plans for military occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq were drafted long before the terrorist attacks of 9-11. All they needed was a dramatic justification that would be acceptable to world opinion.1
1 “U.S. planned for attack on Al-Qaeda; White House given strategy two days before Sept. 11,” MSNBC, May 16, 2002, MSNBC. (Article in Internet archive.)
The Fabian strategy has been described in numerous books and reports written by CFR members.
One of the most explicit carried the innocent-sounding title of Rebuilding America’s Defenses and was released in September of 2000 by a think-tank group called The Project for The New American Century. One third of the participants were members of the Council on Foreign Relations. The ninety-page document is too long to quote, so I have prepared a summary. You’re not going to like it, and you may think that I have distorted or exaggerated its meaning.
Please be assured that I have been very careful not to do that. The document really says everything you’re going to hear - including the mention of Pearl Harbor. For those who want to check the accuracy for themselves, the complete text is available from a link at the Freedom Force web site.1
This is the Fabian game plan:
That same theme was expressed even more succinctly by another Fabian theorist, Fareed Zakaria. When he wrote the following words, Zakaria was Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs, the official magazine of the CFR.
CFR member, Charles Krauthammer, wrote an editorial in the March 5, 2001, issue of Time Magazine that explained the new doctrine this way:
2 “Thank Goodness for A Villain,” by Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek, Sept. 16, 1996, p. 43. (Article in Internet archive.)
3 “The Bush Doctrine,” by Charles Krauthammer, Time, Mar.5, 2001. (Article in Internet archive.)
One of the founders of the group that drafted the proposal for a Pax American, is Richard Perle, a member of the CFR. Perle was interviewed by journalist, John Pilger; and, when the topic turned to the war on terrorism, he said:
1 “A New Pearl Harbor,” by John Pilger, Dec. 12, 2002, http://pilger.carlton.com/print/124759.
That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the Fabian game plan. It should make you tremble for the future. It’s not about bin Ladin or Hussein; it’s not about terrorism; it’s about total war and global power.
That interview was widely circulated in the Middle East.
It was not merely an unfortunate choice of words. It was a forthright statement of collectivist morality: The sacrifice of a half million children is acceptable because of the greater good of supposedly de-stabilizing Hussein’s regime, the greater good of world peace, the greater good of the New World Order.
Remember, in the collectivist mind, anything can be justified by theorizing a greater good for a greater number, and a half million children is a small number compared to the population of the world. In any event, these policies are well designed to aggravate whole populations into becoming enemies of America, and some of them will be willing to sacrifice their lives in revenge.
Several months later, the young knight returned to the castle and requested another audience. When he entered the throne room, he bowed in respect and then reported that he had been very busy. He explained that he had killed thirty of the king’s enemies in the North and forty-five of them in the South.
The king looked puzzled for a moment and said, “But I don’t have any enemies.” To which the knight replied, “You do now, Sire.”
Most of it has received extensive exposure in the press, but it has been invisible to the average person. Because we find it inconceivable that anyone in our own government would deliberately facilitate terrorism, because we cannot imagine a motive that would lead them to do that, we look right at the evidence and see it only as well intentioned mistakes, inefficiency, or blundering. Now that we have identified a possible motive, let’s take the blinders off and re-examine the facts.
Because the aid to terrorist regimes did not stop when the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan. It continues to this day. It is no longer covert; it’s right out in the open. The Fabians currently are sending technology, money, and trade to Russia and China, countries that, by now, everyone knows are suppliers of the very terrorist regimes we are fighting, and that includes weapons of mass destruction. One can only shudder at what the so-called blowback of that policy will be in the future.
It said that a new type of unrestricted war against America could be launched by,
That was two years before 9-11.1
1 Liang, Qiao and Xiangeui, Wang, Unrestricted Warfare (Panama City, Panama: Pan American Publishing Co., 2002), p. 122.
Soon after that prediction was fulfilled and two thousand Americans lost their lives in the rubble, the London Telegraph published this report:
Beijing Television produced a documentary entitled Attack America. As the video shows jets crashing into the Twin Towers, the narrator says:
The Fabians within the United States government pretend they don’t know any of this and continue sending technology, money, and trade to China - and Russia, which is not much different - on the pretext that doing so will encourage them to change their ways.
At least that’s the official explanation. But before we rush to conclude that they are just making another well-intentioned mistake, we must consider the possibility that they are not making a mistake at all, that they have a hidden agenda. The reality is that terrorist regimes could not exist today without the continuing support of the U.S. government and CFR-controlled corporations. These regimes are the best enemies money can buy.
Unfortunately, this is too close to the truth to be funny.
In her book, Invasion,3 Michelle Malkin documents how Immigration officials stretched the rules in order to make it easy to enter the United States from hostile countries at the very time alerts were being circulated that terrorists were expected to be making entry. Instead of tightening security, they loosened it.
This is what he said:
The time frame for this action was during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and so this policy is defended as having been necessary to oppose the Soviets. It’s the blowback theory, again.
“Beijing produces videos glorifying terrorist attacks on ‘arrogant’
US,” by Damien McElroy, London Telegraph, April 11, 2002
4 Has someone been sitting on the FBI?” an interview by Greg Palast, BBC News, June 11, 2001, (Article in Internet archive)
But, long after the Soviets left Afghanistan, and long after U.S. intelligence agencies knew that the Al-Qaeda terrorist network was planning an attack inside the United States, the pattern did not change.
After 9-11, their visa applications were reviewed, and this is what was found:
One of the organizers of the terrorist cell that carried out the first bombing of the World Trade Towers in 1993, was Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.
During the 1980s, Rahman had traveled throughout the Middle East calling for Jihad, or “Holy War,” against America. Because of that, he was on the State Department “watch list” of suspected terrorists who were not to be allowed into the U.S. Yet, there he was, and he had entered the country under his real name. How did that happen?
It happened because, in July of 1990, a CIA agent, posing as an embassy official, gave him a visa. Then, when his visa was revoked four months later, the Immigration Service located him and, instead of expelling him from the country, granted him a work permit! That is how he was able to plan and direct the first bombing of the World Trade Towers.2
It was the same kind of protection that had been given to Takeo Yoshikawa at Pearl Harbor fifty-two years earlier.
“Sneaking into America,” by Martha Raddarz, ABC News, Oct. 23,
Also see “Series of red flags missed before Sept. 11, panel says,”
by Mimi Hall, USA Today, Jan. 27, 2004, p. 2ª.
In June of 2004, a small-town newspaper in Arizona, the Tombstone Tumbleweed, reported that local Border Patrol agents had encountered at least seventy-five illegal aliens who were of middle-eastern descent.
One agent told the newspaper:
Andy Adame, the spokesman for the Border Patrol, responded with a flat-out denial.
He said that all of those in question were Mexicans. However, Adame did admit that, from October 2003 though June 2004, Border Patrol agents just in the Tucson, Arizona, area had apprehended 5,510 illegals from countries other than Mexico or other Central or South American countries.
He was careful not to reveal that any of them were from the middle east.1 In spite of denials by the government, it was becoming increasingly known to the public that there was a big security problem along our borders, including the Canadian border and the vast unprotected beaches of the Pacific Northwest.
In December of 2004, Congress passed the National Intelligence Reform Act, which vastly expanded the power of the government to control the lives of American citizens - all in the name of weeding out terrorists. Part of the veneer that made this seem genuine was a provision to add 10,000 border patrol agents to the Immigration Service. Here was proof that our leaders were finally getting serious about this problem.
However, when the law was passed through
the filter of the President’s annual budget, the number of new
agents was slashed from 10,000 to only 210. The explanation was that
the government lacked the money to hire and train these forces.2
On May 9, 2002, President Bush’s national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice - a member of the CFR - faced reporters and said:
That’s what she said. Please remember that statement as we now examine the record.
Murad revealed that his group was planning to assassinate the Pope during his upcoming visit to Manila. But that isn’t all. He said he had trained in New Bern, North Carolina, to fly commercial jets. Why? Because that was part of a plan called Project Bojinka, which is a Yugoslav term for big bang.
The Bojinka was to blow up eleven airliners in the same day, fly others into landmark targets such as CIA headquarters, the Pentagon, the TransAmerica Building in San Francisco, the Sears Tower in Chicago, and the World Trade Center in New York. All of this information was passed on to U.S. intelligence agencies and also to the security service for the Vatican.4
That was 6 yrs before 9-11. In 1996, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was indicted in the United States for a plot to blow up airliners and crash one of them into CIA headquarters. It was the Bonjinka plot.
“Terrorist Crossing: Cover-up on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” The New
American, Nov 29, 2004, p. 8,
During hearings before the Joint House-Senate Intelligence Committee to Investigate 9-11, Eleanor Hill, who was the committee Staff Director, testified that, in August of 1998, intelligence agencies learned that a group of Arabs planned to fly an explosive-laden plane into the World Trade Center. A few months later, she said, it was learned that groups connected with bin Ladin would target New York and Washington and seek an event that was “spectacular and traumatic.”
That was three years before 9-11.2 In September of 1999, the National Intelligence Council, which is attached to the CIA, issued a report entitled “Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism.” It warned against the possibility of suicide hijackings of airlines by Al-Qaeda terrorists. The report went to the White House and was shared with federal agencies. It also was placed into the Library of Congress. That was 2 years before 9-11.3
In February of 2005, a report of the 9/11 Commission revealed that, in the months before the attack, federal aviation officials had received fifty-two intelligence reports warning of the possibility that Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda would launch terrorist attacks against the U.S., and some of those specifically warned of airline hijackings and suicide operations.
According to The New York Times:
“Arrest of 9/11 suspect yields ‘lots of names, information’,” by
Kevin Johnson, USA Today, March 3, 2003, pp. 1,2ª, (Article in
Report Warned of Suicide Hijack,” by John Solomon, Associated Press,
May 17, 2002,
THE DATE OF THE ATTACK IS KNOWN
In the third week of June, 2001, Richard Clarke, who was National Coordinator for Counterterrorism in the White House, called together the major domestic security agencies and told them that a Bonjinka-style attack was imminent.
The following report in the New Yorker magazine, dated January 14, 2002, tells it all:
On July 5th, Clarke summoned all the domestic security agencies - the Federal Aviation Administration, the Coast Guard, Customs, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the F.B.I. - and told them to increase their security in light of an impending attack.5
5 “The Counter Terrorist,” by Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, Jan. 14, 2002, http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?020114fa_FACT1.
That was 10 weeks before 9-11.
That was 8 weeks before 9-11.
Arkeh was an American citizen who had spent prison time in England
where he became friendly with three Muslim inmates who had been
involved in the 1998 bombing of the American embassies in Nairobi,
Kenya, and Tanzania.
He thought the FBI would be eager to have this information, but such was not the case. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the FBI agents didn’t appear impressed, and one stood with his hand in his pocket impatiently asking, “Is that all that you have? That’s old news.”
After 9-11, the agents returned to Arkeh’s cell and threatened that he could be charged with co-conspiracy if he told anyone that he knew about the attacks ahead of time.
Arkeh’s tip off to the FBI was four weeks before 9-11.
Short selling is a bet that the value of a stock will decline. When the value of those stocks plummeted after the attack, those who had done this stood to make a gain of eight-hundred percent.4
“Warnings not passed down, 9/11 inquiry says,” by Kathy Kiely, USA
Today, Sept 18, 2002, http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2002-09-18-congress_x.htm.
Also “Burying the Truth,” by William Grigg, The New American, Dec.
30, 2002, p. 18,
3 George Orwell, in his book, 1984, describes such individuals as becoming “unpersons”.
“Suspiciously timed bets against airlines expire today,” by Greg
Farrell, USA Today, Oct. 19, 2001, p. 1B. Also “Burying the Truth,”
by Grigg, op. cit.
It was obvious that someone had inside knowledge. The CIA routinely monitors stock market movements and, by Sept 8, the agency was aware that something very unhealthy was planned for the airlines.
That was 3 days before 9-11.
That was 1 day before 9-11. Yes, they knew the exact date.1
At first, the reports were vague; but, by 2001, the information was very specific. It involved names, dates, and places. For example, two months before the fateful attack against the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, Kenneth Williams, who was a counter-terrorism agent in the Phoenix office of the FBI, requested permission from his superiors to canvass flight schools in the U.S. to see if any of their students fit the profile of potential terrorists.
Williams included a list of eight Arabs who then were taking flight training at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He reported that one of them had a picture of bin Ladin on his wall, while another had been in telephone contact with a known Al-Qaeda supporter. In view of the flood of information about terrorists planning to use planes as bombs, Williams felt this was a sensible precaution. His request was turned down.3
On August 13 of 2001 - just four weeks before the attack on 9-11, the Pan Am International Flight Academy, located in Eagan, Minnesota, called the FBI to report that one of its students was acting suspiciously. They said that Zacarias Moussaoui claimed to be from France but, when French was spoken to him, he declined to speak the language.
He had requested Boeing-747 flight simulator training but only wanted to know how to steer the plane, not how to take off or land.4 It was quickly determined that Moussaoui was in the country illegally, so the next day he was arrested and held for deportation.5 So far so good, but that is where the matter stopped.
When FBI agents of the local counter-terrorism team requested permission to investigate Moussaoui’s activities and his associates, their request was denied from Washington. They were also denied permission to search his computer or even his apartment.6
had agents inside Al-Qaeda,” by John Diamond, USA Today, June 4,
2002, p. 1ª,
Williams submitted his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee
on May 21, 2002. See “FBI Memo’s Details Raise New Questions.” By
Dan Eggen and Bill Miller, Washington Post, May 19, 2002, p. A01.
Also “FBI Pigonholed Agent’s Request,” by Dan Eggen, Washington
Post, May 22, 2002, p. A01,
“Justice had denied Minneapolis FBI request on suspected terrorist,”
by Greg Gordon, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct. 3, 2001,
http://www.startribune.com/stories/843/730512.html . Also
“Unheeded Warnings,” Newsweek, May 20, 2002,
. (This web page is no longer functioning. I will check to see if I
have saved a copy to disk. If not, a copy is available at
Much of that probably came from the French government, but that means they already knew everything about him, what his intentions were, and who his friends were. In other words, they already had the information they needed to deport him but they ignored it until they were forced into action by the fact that the flight school had reported his bizarre behavior.
When they shared this concern with the Federal Aviation Agency, instead of disqualifying Hanjour from training, the FAA sent a representative to sit in on a class to observe him and then requested school officials to find a translator to help him with his English.2
THE FBI IS PARALYZED BY ITS OWN LEADERS
After all this effort on the part of local FBI agents to be allowed to investigate what certainly looked like potential terrorists in flight schools, and after continually being denied permission to do so by headquarters, FBI Director Robert Mueller faced the press on September 15, 2002, and, with a straight face, said:
The truth, of course, is quite different.
The FBI had filing cabinets full of information about probable terrorists receiving flight training. The refusal of headquarters to allow local counter-terrorism agents to do their job at first baffled them and, eventually, drove them to desperation. One of them was Special Agent, Coleen Rowley, from the Minneapolis office. She became so upset after 9-11 that she risked her career by sending a scathing letter to Mr. Mueller.
She said that her application for a warrant to search Moussaoui’s computer had been deliberately altered by her superior in Washington so it would not pass the necessary legal review.
Then she said:
“America’s Chaotic Road to War,” by Dan Balz and Bob Woodward,
Washington Post, January 27, 2002; Page A01,
Claims FBI Supervisor Thwarted Probe,” by Dan Eggen, Washington
Post, May 27, 2002, p. A01,
Maltbie and Bowman were rewarded, not because they failed their mission, but because they succeeded.2
The FAA requires all pilots to file a flight plan before they take off. It includes the destination and fixed points along the way. If radar shows that the plane deviates more than a few miles or degrees from the plan, the first response is for an FAA controller to attempt radio contact with the pilot. If that fails, the next step is to send up a military interceptor to visually make an assessment.
Usually that results in leading the off course plane back to its flight plan or to an emergency landing. The interceptor pilot has a required routine. First, he will rotate his wings or fly from side to side in front of the plane to catch the pilot’s attention. If that fails, he fires a tracer across the path of the plane.
If that fails, he asks his commander at home base for instructions. If a plane is identified as enemy aircraft or if it is a civilian plane threatening other planes or headed on a crash course into a populated area, high-level military commanders have the authority to give the order to shoot it down.
This is all established procedure that was in place long before 9-11.3
FBI promoted 9-11 ball-dropper?” by Paul Sperry, WorldNetDaily News,
June 7, 2002,
The military has its own radar system called NORAD (The North American Aerospace Defense Command).
It integrates civilian flight data from the FFA, but its primary role is to be on the lookout for enemy craft and missiles. NORAD makes an independent evaluation of any situation involving national security. It does not have to wait for directions from the FAA.
Please note that this is an automatic response. It may require higher authority to shoot down a plane, but not to get those interceptors into the air.
The December, 1999, issue of Airman magazine gives us a glimpse into the daily routine at these air bases:
The Air National Guard exclusively performs the air sovereignty mission in the continental United States, and those units fall under the control of the 1st AirForce based at Tyndall [Florida].
The Guard maintains seven alert sites with 14 fighters and pilots on call around the clock. Besides Homestead, alert birds also sit armed and ready at,
1 “Newspaper Article Contains Inaccuracies,” NORAD News Release #00-16, Nov. 1, 2000, http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:5yQis-6rHkYJ:www.norad.mil/rel0016.htm+"Air+Force"+"response+time"+scramble"&hl=en&ie=UTF-8.
2 “FANGs Bared; Florida’s Eagles stand sentry over southern skies,” by Master Sgt. Pat McKenna, Airman, Dec. 1999, http://www.af.mil/news/airman/1299/home.htm.
On that morning, all four commercial planes involved in the attack took off within a forty-three minute period, between 7:59 and 8:42 A.M.
The total elapsed time for Project Bojinka was one hour and forty-six minutes.
The Air Force can scramble its interceptors in less than three minutes. Yet, on 9-11, there was no scramble until after the Pentagon was hit, which means that after NORAD had been notified, the response time was more than one hour and two minutes.
On the morning of September 11, General Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was on Capital Hill in Washington attending a meeting with Senator Max Cleland.1
This is how The American Forces Press Services reported the general’s description of what happened that day:
Somebody thrust a cell phone in Myer’s hand. Gen. Ralph Eberhart, commander of U.S. Space Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command [NORAD] was on the other end of the line “talking about what was happening and the actions he was going to take.”1
Let’s see if we have this right: The top military officer in the country, didn’t know about the first attack until he saw it on television, which means the TV networks were better informed than he was; and no one informed him of the second attack, either.
official rank was Vice-Chairman but, since the Chairman, General
Hugh Shelton, was out of the country on that day, Myers was the
Acting Chairman. The purpose of his visit to Senator Cleland was to
discuss his pending appointment to replace General Shelton, which
happened shortly thereafter.
Then, after the Pentagon was hit, someone thrust a cell phone into his hands, and General Eberhart told him of “the actions he was going to take.” That means, when the Pentagon was hit, the actions had not yet been taken.
On that same day, the Boston Globe printed an interview with a NORAD spokesman who confirmed that fact. The article said:
So, rather than explain, they simply changed their story. By the next week, everyone was in agreement that they did scramble immediately after being notified by NORAD. The General and the Major apparently just had bad memories.
But they didn’t scramble from McGuire. Instead, they chose the Otis Air National Guard Base at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 188 miles away.4
1 “We Hadn’t Thought about This,” By Kathleen Rhem, American Forces Information Services, Oct. 23, 2001, http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/n10232001_200110236.html . Also Ahmed, pp 164, 165.
2 General Richard B. Myers Senate Confirmation Hearing, Senate Armed Services Committee, Sept. 13, 2001. A copy of the original report is posted at: http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:CCxvkuSStbkJ:www.attackonamerica.net/genrichardbmyerssenateconfirmationh earing9132001.htm+%22Senate+Armed+Services+Committee%22+%22confirmation%22+%22Myers%22+%22respo nse%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 .
4 “Fighter jets were sent to intercept airliner,” The Province Journal, September 18, 2002, http://cfapps.bouldernews.com/printpage/index.cfm. (This is the original page but it no longer works.) A copy is still available at http://web.dailycamera.com/news/terror/sept01/18anor.html .
If this revised story is true, it would provide a plausible excuse for being too late for the first impact, but there still would have been ample time to intercept the others, especially at the Pentagon, which wasn’t hit until more than an hour after the revised scramble time.
F-16s can travel at 2½ times the speed of sound, which is about thirty-one miles per minute.
That means they would have taken six minutes to scramble, one minute to climb to altitude, eleven minutes to travel from Cape Cod to Washington DC, and could have arrived in about seventeen minutes after receiving the order.
And yet they missed a one-hour deadline at the Pentagon. It is obvious we still are not being told the truth.1
1 There is evidence, although far from conclusive at the time of this writing, that the fourth plane, United Flight 93 that crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, was shot down. It has been speculated that when its flight path headed for the White House, decisive action was taken. If this turns out to be true, it will be doubly painful in view of the legendary “let’s roll” heroism of the passengers. Of course, even if the plane was shot down, that would not detract from the passengers’ heroism, nor would it mean that whoever issued the order acted improperly. It would merely be another gut-grinding example of how important facts are often hidden from the public by collectivists who believe the common man needs to know only those things that create confidence in his leaders.
This airline episode complicates the issue, because the decision to take the lives of a planeload of innocent passengers was made by people whose lives were not threatened at the moment. This leads to the related question of whether we are justified in using deadly force to protect the lives of others as well as ourselves. The answer is not as clear-cut as with self-defense, but most people would say yes. In fact, they would say it is not only justifiable; it is obligatory. However, we sometimes are faced with a deadly conflict between two people or two groups - such as in war - and we may feel compelled to choose sides. This is where numbers may actually make a difference - or perhaps some other criteria may come into play, such as the seriousness of the threat and the perceived merit of those to be saved.
However, while it is true that the decision may be based on numeric superiority or some other logic, the justification is not. The justification comes from our individual obligation to defend the lives of others. Therefore, if Woodrow Wilson or FDR truly believed that a sacrifice of two thousand American citizens was necessary to protect the lives or liberty of the American people at large, their actions would have been consistent with the principles of individualism.
But if they merely feigned this concern as an excuse for other agendas, such as the expansion of economic and political power or building a New World Order “closer to the hearts desire,” then they were following the ethics of collectivism. Were such agendas their primary motivation? The historical record strongly suggests that they were, but each of us will have to make that judgment for ourselves.
On the morning of 9-11, President Bush was scheduled for a publicity appearance at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. His mission was to be photographed listening to children read. When he left his hotel that morning, the first plane had already struck.
A reporter asked if he knew what was going on in New York. Bush answered yes but said he would give a statement later.2
2 Special Report, “Planes Crash into World Trade Center,” ABC News, Sept. 11, 2001. Copy of report is archived at http://www.unansweredquestions.net/timeline/2001/abcnews091101.html.
Let’s freeze that frame. The President knew that the nation was under attack by terrorists, but he didn’t let that interfere with business as usual. Americans might have expected their president and commander-in-chief to become a human dynamo, to return immediately to Air Force One to take command.
We might have expected him to be concerned for the safety of himself, his entourage, and especially the school children who might become collateral victims of a possible strike against the President, but none of that happened. His top priority at that critical moment was to be photographed listening to children read.
from Fahrenheit 9-11 film
Now that the second plane had struck, did the President then leap out of his chair, contact his commanders, and initiate counter measures?
No. He just continued to sit there listening to children read about a pet goat. Then he gave a short speech, and didn’t leave the school until another half-hour had passed.1
This reaction or, more precisely, lack of reaction, speaks volumes and it leads to three conclusions:
1 The second impact occurred at 9:03 A.M. The President began his speech at 9:30 and left shortly thereafter. See “Remarks by President Bush after two planes crash into World Trade Center,” White House Press Release, http://www.azcentral.com/news/specials/sept11/key-911schoolstatement.html.
2 “We Hadn’t Thought about This,” by Kathleen Rhem, op. cit.
In military terms, standown means to deliberately refrain from defense as a strategic move to implement some higher objective. For example, military commanders might deliberately allow enemy forces to advance into an area where, at a later time, they could be surrounded and easily defeated.
Allowing terrorist attacks to succeed is a classic standown strategy to implement a goal that has a higher priority than merely protecting the lives of a few thousand American citizens. That goal, as we have seen, is to create justification for establishing a Pax American on the road to world government based on the model of collectivism.
The airlines were given no information that was specific enough to suggest increasing security measures either at airports or within cockpits. Even after the date of September 11 was known with a high degree of certainty, they were still not warned to increase security.
But there was no such inefficiency when it came to warning high-ranking government officials. For example, seven weeks before the attack on 9-11, Attorney-General John Ashcroft stopped using commercial airlines and began flying in a private jet leased by the Justice Department - at a cost to taxpayers, incidentally, of $1600 per hour. When asked by reporters why he changed his routine, he replied that it was in response to a “threat assessment” received from the FBI.1
San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown told reporters that, eight hours prior to the 9-11 attacks, he had been warned by his airport security staff that his scheduled flight to New York that day was not advisable,2 and Newsweek magazine reported that, on the day before the attack:
1 “Ashcroft Flying High,” CBS News, July 26, 2001, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/07/26/national/main303601.shtml.
2 “Willie Brown got low-key early warning about air travel,” by Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 12, 2001, http://www.sfgate.com/today/0912_chron_mnreport.shtml.
‘We’re at War’,” by Wvan Thomas and Mark Hoseball, Newsweek, Sept.
Unfortunately, it never did become a hot topic on the Hill, because an inquiry would certainly have exposed the fact that the victims had been carefully insulated from any knowledge of the pending attack - which means that some Americans had sacrificed the lives of other Americans for what they think is the greater good for the greater number.
It is simply to look at what has happened to our way of life. Forget all the theories and the plausible explanations and the good excuses. Just look at where we were –and where we are today. I am speaking, now, primarily to Americans. Prior to the Wilson Administration, America was the envy of the world. Although it was far from perfect, it was abundant with freedom and opportunity, which is why hundreds of thousands of immigrants flocked to her shores.
A banking cartel, called the Federal Reserve, was created.
An income tax was passed; and, along with that, tax-exempt foundations came into being with a mission of controlling education in the guise of philanthropy. Government agencies began to proliferate. Government projects and programs appeared everywhere: public works, Social Security, welfare, farm subsidies; the New Deal was a huge political success as voters eagerly exchanged precious pieces of freedom for economic benefits.
The floodgate was open.
Congress uncritically passes just about any measure to restrict personal freedom so long as, somewhere in the text, it says that it is needed to fight terrorism. The so-called Patriot Acts, bills creating a Homeland Security Agency, and the Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 are notable examples. The provisions of these measures were drafted long before September 11.
As a result of new laws based on the recommendations of this group,
In December of 2001, the FBI revealed an operation called “Magic Lantern” that allows it to use the Internet to secretly plant a program in anyone’s computer so that every stroke made on the keyboard will be reported back.
That means the government now can capture a record of everything you create on your computer, including passwords, encrypted files, and even deleted files.3
1 These reports can be found at the organization’s web site: http://www.nssg.gov/reports.htm.
2 “Building Big Brother,” by Steve Bonta, The New American, Nov. 5, 2001, p. 37, http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/2001/11-05-2001/vo17no23_bigbrother.htm. Also “Rise of the Garrison State,” by William Jasper, The New American, July 15, 2002, http://www.jbs.org/visitor/congress/alerts/homeland/garrison.htm.
3 “FBI confirms “Magic Lantern” exists,” MSNBC, Dec. 12, 2001, http://www.msnbc.com/news/671981.asp.
In November of 2001, President Bush issued an executive order that forbids public access to presidential papers, even those belonging to previous administrations. The only researchers who now have access to these important sources of historical data are those who are deemed to have a “need to know” –which means only those who support the CFR spin on important issues.1
During a press conference at the White House on March 13, 2002, President Bush was asked why the newly appointed Director of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, had refused to testify before a bipartisan group of Congress.
The President’s reply revealed the new face of American government. It no longer has three branches, each to check and balance the power of the others. It is a throwback to the Old World concept of supreme power in the hands of one man. The purpose of Congress now is merely to give advice to the President and to approve funding for his programs.
This is what the President said:
THE TRIUMPH OF COLLECTIVISM
His vision has come to pass, not just in America, but everywhere. The so called free world no longer exists. What few freedoms we have left are now subject to restriction or cancellation at any time the government says it’s necessary for fighting crime, drugs, terrorism, pornography, discrimination, or any other bugaboo that supposedly stands in the way of the greater good for the greater number. Collectivism has triumphed everywhere in the world.
There is no longer any barrier to having the United States comfortably merged with the Soviet Union - or any of its clones, including modern Russia and China. The dream of Cecil Rhodes is now in the final stages of becoming a reality.
Shortly after World War II, giant tax-exempt foundations such as the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Guggenheim Foundation set about to change the social and political fabric of America to embrace world government based on the model of collectivism.
They said that the most reliable means to accomplish that was war. When people are fearful for their personal safety and national security, they will meekly accept totalitarian measures from their own government and offer no resistance to the surrender of national sovereignty.
The environmental group called Friends of the Earth, which promotes the CFR drive for more government and abandonment of national sovereignty, expresses it this way:
Clamping Down on Presidential Papers,” by George Lardner, Jr.,
Washington Post, Nov. 1, 2001,
Garrett de Bell, ed., The Environmental Handbook (New York:
Ballentine / Friends of the Earth, 1970), p. 138.
Perhaps the most graphic description of this process was provided by no less an authority than Hermann Goering, the number-two man in Nazi Germany and the designated successor to Adolph Hitler.
Speaking from his prison cell during the Nuremberg Trials, Goering said:
“General Tommy Franks,” Cigar Afficionado, December, 2003, p.90.
Now that I have finished telling you, it is time to tell you what I told you. Behold the grand deception: What is unfolding today is, not a war on terrorism to defend freedom. It is a war on freedom that requires the defense of terrorism. It is the final thrust to push what is left of the free world into global government based on the model of collectivism.
Its purpose is to frighten us into abandoning our freedoms and traditions in exchange for protection from a hated and dangerous enemy. This ploy has been used two times before. Each time it moved us closer to the final goal, but was not sufficient to achieve it in full. This time it is expected to be the final blow.
Men with great knowledge are easily enslaved if they do nothing to defend their freedom. Knowledge by itself is not power, but it holds the potential for power if we have the courage to use it as such, and therein lies our hope for the future. If we act upon this knowledge, it is an opportunity, not just to know about history, but actually to change its course.
The big question I leave with you is “how?” Is there anything we can do, especially at this late date, to change the course of history? My answer is a resounding “YES!” Is anyone interested?
That will be the topic of my next presentation. In the words of Victor Hugo, it is an idea whose time has come.