9/11 - Key Issue of our Time
Shadow Play by Gillian Norman - Release Draws Near
May erase "firewall" between the anti-war Left and 9/11 skeptics
I reproduce below the text of a post at 911blogger today - permalink.
Thanks to Reprehensor (:
"The American empire is imploding and going down, it is already visible before our eyes. The ideological and the political currency and cachet of this government... it's disgraced around the world. The American government is hated more than at any time in my lifetime, so we really have an empire that's in a slow-motion decline and it will decline. My two worries are... they are going to do a lot of bloodshed, a lot of wreckage before it goes down, and that what stands to replace them is the Chinese empire, and the Chinese empire is a lot more experienced than the American empire, which would be rather parvenue by Chinese standards. "
- Prof. John McMurtry.
I've blogged a couple of times now about a forthcoming documentary from the Australian production company, Upstream Media, called Shadowplay. I'm happy to report that Shadowplay is finally coming to fruition due to the dedicated work of Upstream's Gillian Norman. Her long-distance co-producer is Ian Woods of Global Outlook.
Thanks in part to donations from visitors of 911blogger, Shadowplay is emerging as a strong piece with a serious focus on 9/11 and the decline of the American empire.
The film places 9/11 within a historical and sociopolitical context often lacking in other documentaries. The closest "mainstream" documentary that I can compare it to is Hijacking Catastrophe by the Media Education Foundation.
Hijacking Catastrophe is a strong film, but it proceeds from an a priori notion, namely, blowback. 9/11 itself is not seriously examined in the film, only the aftermath.
Shadowplay is the synthesis of blowback and MIHOP, in documentary form, bringing together such disparate voices as Scott Ritter and Barrie Zwicker, Ralph Schoenman and Steven E. Jones, Colonel Robert Bowman and General Leonid Ivashov and a host of others.
I think that this film has the potential to erase the "firewall" between the anti-war Left and 9/11 skeptics.
For those of you who have contributed -- here are some screen captures and dialog, so you can see that your money did not just evaporate. Production proceeds, and the film is gelling into something marketable, and remarkable. (I can't post previews yet, because there is stock footage in the film that must still be cleared for use.)
"I don't believe it was a matter of coincidence and incompetence. I believe the evidence points toward deliberate delay to make sure that those aircraft were not intercepted. If that's the case, then it's not incompetence, it is treason."
- Lt. Col. Robert Bowman (Ret.).
"In the wake of 9/11, Islamic terrorists are allegedly present in different parts of the world, so the United States has to go after these terrorists. And they say, "Well, bin Laden is there, we have to go after him," or his "group" is there, so that the pretext of 9/11 is essentially, to intervene militarily under the pretext that they're going after the terrorists. So they'll send in Special Forces into the Philippines, into Somalia, into the Sudan, into various countries where there are strategic interests, where there's oil, or where there are minerals."
- Michel Chossudovsky.
"The ultimate cause of 9/11, in my view, is the destruction of the world economy in the 1990s by economic globalization, which is simply another name for the looting and sacking and brutal exploitation of all the world's resources, in a failed attempt to maintain the US dollar, which is now in its death agony."
- Webster Griffin Tarpley.
"9/11 occurs at a particular time, namely, when the system is without its prior rationale for its vast military undertakings. The collapse of the Soviet Union left the US capital without its justification for trillions upon trillions of dollars being expended upon arms and intelligence services and the state apparatus as such."
- Ralph Schoenman.
"There is this concerted effort to manufacture the threat, and we have think-tanks, we've had governments, policy makers, and academics trying to create this idea that we are fundamentally threatened by this amorphous network of Islamic radicals that are out to get us."
- Nafeez Ahmed.
"It's more to do with state operations than fundamentalist Muslim groups. You have two operations, one is the patsy operation which is more or less done or prepared, but hidden, by the secret services, and you have the real operation, which is done perhaps by criminals or somebody else. It's an old technique for secret services to hire organized crime."
- Andreas Von Buelow.
"You have Osama bin Laden, the chosen villain, who all along was a CIA asset, from years back when he worked closely with the CIA during the war in Afghanistan against the Soviets. He was a patsy like Lee Harvey Oswald was. Remember, Lee Harvey Oswald, claimed to the lone gunman who killed JFK said, "I'm just a patsy." Those were his words, and he found that out just before they killed him. These people are manipulated. Obviously. So Osama... put out this audiotape saying, you know what, I didn't do it. But that audiotape was quickly forgotten, followed in December of 2001 by an alleged videotape of Osama bin Laden... that videotape was clearly, to me, a fake. It was one which was created, in a studio, by the CIA, and which I think is the case with all subsequent audio and video tapes, ostensibly from Osama bin Laden. And the media never question their authenticity, apart from saying, "We're waiting for the CIA to determine the authenticity", and guess what? The CIA every time says, "Yes, we have determined this tape is authentic." Yeah! Authentically made by the CIA! That's what's authentic about these tapes... they're more of a Fairy Tale, used to continuously embellish the official lie of 9/11. This is psychological warfare, rolled out on an ongoing basis."
- Barrie Zwicker.
"When you have the Bush administration and the neoconservatives speak about the Middle East, they aren't solely focused on Iraq. They speak of the need to "transform the entire region." This means that regime change is the policy."
- Scott Ritter.
If you can donate (any amount!) to help with the production of Shadowplay, please do:
I have created a new Policies category in the forum.
Currently I am changing the way comments are processed on these pages, and have implemented the beta-release "moderation" feature for the halo-scan comments.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed in a positive way to this website and forum.
I believe that universal principles of respect, tolerance and justice will ultimately win out over the influence of agents provocateurs whose aim is to disrupt the formation of a real Truth Movement.
In order to ensure this we need to have clear policies and guidelines. This is a first step in that direction.
Bizarre, Seemingly Deliberate Self Incrimination - Open Complicity: Anatomy of the 9/11 Cover-Up
Thanks to Christopher for alerting me to this video.
The thing about this video that makes it interesting to me is the unusual and original line of reasoning which it follows in order to propose the startling hypothesis that some of the "smoking guns" of 9/11 may have been deliberately placed, in order to both incriminate and protect the guilty parties.
The above statement may sound like an oxymoron - watch the video to understand how self incrimination may indeed be a form of cover for the perpetrators.
I would like see more such original ideas and research. The insider trading in particular is an area which is begging some thorough investigative journalism. I can see a best seller on this subject alone.
This is not fringe conspiracy theory, yet no prominent journalist will touch this subject. Even the "debunkers" such as James Meigs and George Monbiot tip toe around this evidence of high level foreknowledge which is surely as damning as the implosion of WTC 7.
The theory proposed in this video by Ann Arbor 9/11 Truth is like an Agatha Christie story where the the victim was stabbed 27 times by 27 different murderers - each for their own motives and benefits.
Mutual self incrimination by the criminals ensures they will continue to protect each other. Consider, for example:
- Larry "Pull it" Silverstein
- The "Project for a New Pearl Harbor"
- George "My Pet Goat" Bush
- Dick "Of course the orders still stand" Cheney
- Christie "The air is safe to breathe" Whitman
- Jane "Salomon Brothers Building Has Collapsed" Standley
Bizarre, seemingly deliberate, self incrimination.
Please check out the forum thread which I have posted on this topic.
A Message For My Special Friend "Jenny O'Hara"
Jenny, you are getting better with your fake persona, keep working on it babe, maybe one day you'll convince me that you really are a deranged anti-semite.
But so far you have merely demonstrated to me and a few other people here that you are a CIA FAKE.
For those unfamiliar with this term:
CIA FAKES are covert agents working to undermine the work of genuine activists and truth seekers. They use a variety of psychological warfare techniques which may include:
- divisive, disruptive actions
- infiltration of activist organisations
- promoting ludicrous theories and extremist views
- SPAMMING discussion threads
Collectively the above techniques are also known as Cointelpro, which stands for "Counter Intelligence Program", a real program carried out by the FBI, 1956-1971, aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States.
Jenny, you're outed darling. Better go tell your masters you screwed up.
No bonus for you this year ):
Sydney 9/11 Truth Action - 11 May 2007
This is a video of the second meeting of the Sydney 9/11 Truth Action Group.
We will meet again on 11 June 2007.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us.
We are trying to raise awareness within Australian society about the many unanswered questions of 9/11.
We support the calls for a completely independent investigation into the events of 11 September 2001.
We call on all elected MP's, senators, business leaders, media representatives and citizens of this country.
Please acknowledge the moral imperative of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Please stand up for a free society!
Thanks to everyone who took part.
From John Bursill:
"Our action went well today, we set up the card table at the Sydney town Hall making available a huge array of DVD's and written material including Carol's Deception Dollars. We definitely more than doubled our numbers from last time (4), having about ten people specifically there for the action. We also had a quite few apologies as it was a work day!
The best thing to happen during our two hour action was meeting a lecturer from one of Sydney's Universities'. She took all our material on offer (9/11 Mysteries, Terror Storm, Loose C2ed, Freedom to Fascism and Behind Every Terrorist there is a Bush) saying she would use it for a critical thinking lecture and assignment for her Sociology classes. Cool....
Generally only a small % of people passing were interested in our action (say 50 odd) but the ones that were, were extremely interested. We received quite a few pledges from people saying they would attend next month and appeared very exited that we existed at all!
There was talk of having a monthly planning meeting, please some one run with this one!"