Sunday, September 06, 2015

Failing the 9-11 Smell test

 From the Ramparts
                                                 Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                              Failing the 9-11 Smell Test

            "Military aircraft had more than enough time - nearly three quarters of an hour -- to respond to and intercept the 9-11 Pentagon plane after all key decision makers were 100% certain the Twin Tower hits had been terrorist attacks and that Flight 77 had also been hijacked, but didn't do so 'in time'. This is beyond comprehension over the nation's capital unless some previous piece of information or mental set led them to assume the Pentagon plane could not be a terrorist vehicle, or at least confuse them as to whether it was or not. If those looking on from inside the Pentagon as 9-11 unfolded believed flight 77 was, or might be, part of a "Red Team" counter- terror exercise set for that very morning, it would explain the otherwise incomprehensible delay, almost to the point of paralysis, in effectively scrambling interceptors."  The U.S. Government, Not the Hijackers, 'Chose' the Date of the 9-11 Attacks  by Barbara Honegger

            Here we are fourteen years after 9-11 and by now most thinking people realize the "official" narrative of nineteen "religious fanatics" supposedly led and directed by a guy suffering from renal failure living in a cave in Afghanistan who planned and executing 9-11 is totally absurd and impossible. Even the 9-11 Commission Report was a white wash and a sham and the co-chairs admit they were underfunded, denied access to personnel and information to do an adequate job. Thomas Keene the Vice Chair of the 9-11 Commission said at a press conference on September 11, 2006 , "Lee and I write in our book that in many ways the Commission was set up to fail because we had not enough money, we didn't have time and we were appointed by the most partisan people in Washington the leaders of the House and Senate." The objective of the Commission was to create a narrative that exonerated the government from any culpability for the massive failures and malfeasance surrounding 9-11.
            As I sat watching the events unfold the morning of 9-11, I said to myself "The FBI, CIA and military are in big trouble,". I knew it was their job to protect the country and they were totally missing in action. From that day forward I was suspicious of anything the Bu$h administration said. I went on record as being skeptical about their story about 9-11 and I  searched for reasons to prove my theories.
             I knew NORAD the agency tasked with defending the skies of America had failed dismally that day and wondered why? Using the Internet I discovered many additional anomalies had happened that day which reinforced my skepticism about the government and media's story. I discovered the US told it's European allies in early 2011 it was planning to invade Afghanistan to topple the Taliban later that year.  I discovered the CIA station chief allegedly visited Osama bin-Laden in an American hospital in Dubai in July of 2001 while he was being treated for kidney failure.  The CIA official did not apprehend bin-Laden even though he was wanted for allegedly bombing the USS Cole and bin-Laden was allowed to leave the hospital and go on his merry way. I learned the US intelligence agencies were given warnings from other governments about a pending attack but chose to do nothing! I learned Bu$h and his cabinet lied about not having foreknowledge of the attacks yet they vilified and marginalized anyone like Cynthia McKinney who suggested this was true.
             In 2002 I had Catherine Austin Fitts on my Internet radio program and she raised some intriguing issues and questions. She subsequently invited me to attend a conference in Washington D.C. called 9-11 Unanswered Questions  which was held in June of 2002 at the National Press Club. There was only one other person of color there and he was a former CIA officer who I met and have maintained contact with over the years.  I also met investigative reporters, former government workers and heard reports about how the supposed 9-11 "hijackers" were fast tracked for visas into the US  by the CIA. I heard people like Mike Ruppert  speak about the failures of the US military to follow long established protocols, the proposed oil trans Afghanistan pipelines, unusual and unexplainable (other than foreknowledge)  stock transactions on United and American airline stock, the failure of the FBI, CIA and NSA to prevent 9-11 and other critical pieces to the puzzle. I left with even more questions but with numerous resources and contact information from several investigative reporters like Tom Flocco I subsequently had on my Internet radio program over the years.
            In 2003 on a trip to the National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem North Carolina I met Brother Mamadou Chinyelu who was an author selling his book Harlem Aint Nothing But a Third World Country  in the vendors hall and I interviewed him on the spot. In 2005 I received a note from him telling me he had written and published a book entitled Motive Means and Opportunity Probable Cause for Indicting George W Bush His Sponsors and Aides for the Attack of September 11, 2001. I ordered the book read it and was able to get him as a guest on my radio program.  His book provides immense insight and information not only about 9-11 itself but the geopolitical intrigue and global significance surrounding it. In 2005 I had a delightful and informative conversation and interview with him. Unfortunately he made transition  on April 4, 2009. He was a fighter for African redemption and liberation. His intellect, keen insight and fearlessness is missed.
            Researchers and analysts like Chinyelu and the late Del Jones were kindred spirits. I could speak with, share notes and ideas with who helped me come to grips with the real deal about 9-11. They helped me put 9-11 in an historical and current geopolitical  context. A clear pattern emerged, it showed the US used 9-11 like Adolf Hitler used the burning of the Reichstag Building in 1933 to go on a rampage to promote a fascist agenda in Germany to do the same thing here. Like Hitler, Bu$h and Co. used 9-11 which at the very least they knew about in advance and allowed to happen to launch their campaign of perpetual war  and their phony "War on Terror". Most people myself included feel they were involved in the execution and cover up of 9-11. Notice how no one was fired, demoted or held accountable for the failures that day!?
             Unlike Hitler who was a dictator, the US model of fascism is different. It is two headed; both the Republicans and Democrats are in on it because they are funded and controlled by the 1%! The Bu$h and Obama administrations use Hitler as their role model to dismantle the "democratic process", to usher in a domestic police state and bully and bum rush the world under the guise of fighting terrorism and humanitarianism.
            Today we know more about 9-11 than we did in 2001. What we know should raise even more questions and demand answers.  I never did and do not now believe for one minute the government or media's narrative about what happened that day. Michael Ruppert's book Crossing The Rubicon his newsletter From The Wilderness and his experience as an LA police officer connected the dots on numerous issues. He was a passionate crusader for truth and his passion cost him a great deal. Going up against the CIA exposing their global drug running and money laundering operations, revealing the numerous real time exercises that took place on 9-11 simulating hijackings, terrorist attacks and his theory about Peak Oil made him persona non grata.
            Ruppert was hounded and demonized just like Gay Webb the courageous reporter who broke the story about CIA drug trafficking and crack cocaine. Remember how the Bu$h administration Fox News and the media in general vilified anyone who didn't toe the line about going after "terrorists" or not going along with the bogus Global War on Terror? Both Ruppert and Webb were targeted and Webb's career was ruined. Both supposedly committed suicide; Ruppert on April 13, 2014 and Webb on December 10, 2004. Webb was the subject of the film Kill The Messenger and many suspect he was "suicided"  by the powers that be.
            Nothing about 9-11 passes the smell test. Something always seemed fishy. The more I researched the more things looked like it was an inside job. Many may find this statement hard to fathom but we should not forget since its founding the United States has been lying, making justifications for its policies of imperial expansion, theft, pillage, plunder and domination.  All US presidents lied to foment war mostly to enrich a few. If you don't believe me go to to see for yourself.  Don't forget Operation Northwoods and the lies about the Vietnamese attacking a US gunboat in the Gulf of Tonkin or the final report on the USS Maine
             All these lies were used to go to war for territory, to gain access to resources, economic "markets" and to enrich the ruling oligarchs and their cronies.  The American Empire like all empires is currently in decline. Its economy is on the brink of collapse, the US dollar is being aggressively challenged by Russia and China as the global reserve currency in their checkmate to US unipolar hegemony. The US is economically bankrupt as are its Western partners (with the exception of Germany). In this situation the psychopaths and megalomaniacs who rule this system may, rather than see it unravel go to war to smash their rivals to try to keep the empire going.
            As the nation observes another year post 9-11 by beating the drums for more war, invasions and bombings; let us not go passively and deeper into the moral abyss. We cannot allow the warmongers and the military industrial complex to compel us to acquiesce to even more wars that threaten the very existence of  all life on this planet. It is time we stand up and assert the moral prerogative, say no to imperialism and war.
            As Martin Luther King Jr said, "Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right." We cannot count on the government to do the right thing so we must be the ones  who take the initiative for TRUTH, PEACE and JUSTICE.



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