The 9/11 Post {Updated}

“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind.”

It really is.

“We’ve got their teeth clutching the sidewalk and out [sic] boot above their head. Now’s the time to curb-stomp the bastards.” –conservative pundit Adam Yoshida on liberals shortly after 9/11.

It really was.

{UPDATE, borrowed from here}:

BACKGROUND: CIA’S RADICALIZATION PRACTICES

How full of disinformation must one’s head be, how deeply in denial must one be to ignore the obvious?

Mark Frauenfelder, “How the CIA created the Unabomber,” BoingBoing, 9 May 2014:

https://boingboing.net/2014/05/09/how-the-cia-created-the-unabom.html

Alston Chase, “Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber,” Atlantic, June 2000:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/06/harvard-and-the-making-of-the-unabomber/378239

And:

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Zbigniew Brzezinski and Osama bin Laden

Joe Stephens and David B. Ottaway, “From U.S., the ABC’s of Jihad,” Washington Post, 23 March 2002:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2002/03/23/from-us-the-abcs-of-jihad/d079075a-3ed3-4030-9a96-0d48f6355e54/

Historycommons, “1984-1994: CIA Funds Militant Textbooks for Afghanistan”:

http://historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a84textbooks#a84textbooks

Fauzia Nouristani, “USAID –Politics of Aid and Education in Afghanistan,” Education Policy Talk, 19 March 2014:

http://educationpolicytalk.com/2014/03/19/usaid-politics-of-aid-and-education-in-afghanistan/

Some of the examples of the books distributed by USAID clearly show the US policy agenda: “If out of 10 atheists, 5 are killed by 1 Muslim, 5 would be left. 5 guns + 5 guns = 10 guns; 15 bullets – 10 bullets = 5 bullets, etc.” (Stephens and Ottoway, 2002). These books educated generations of Afghan refugee children to know nothing but war and violence.

Glenn Hefley, “How Generations Were Raised to believe in jihad,” GHefly.com, 6 July 2015:

http://www.ghefley.com/2015/07/how-generations-were-raised-to-believe.html

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The MKULTRA subproject for mass conversion FOIA.

And just so you can see how old and widespread the problem of deceit is with regards to warfare and the question of “whodunnit,” an incredible list of false-flag type narratives spanning the globe and the past century:

Washington’s Blog, “False Flag Terror. A Historical Overview,” via GlobalResearch, 11 September 2015:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/false-flag-terror-a-historical-overview/5475591

{End UPDATE}

What was the context of 9/11?

Before I begin, a quick thought experiment. Imagine you are sitting on a rock near the edge of the Grand Canyon. Person A is standing between you and the edge, leaning over and looking. Person B is sitting next to you. Person B “karate chops” your leg just below the knee causing your foot to shoot forward. Person A goes over the edge.

Who’s fault was it? Probably, most of you would say Person B. The knee reflex is involuntary, and therefore you cannot be held accountable.

Now I suggest reading the previous post and then come back to this. And the note that OBL was considered paranoid schizophrenic at the time of his death.

While there is, I suppose, an element of free will in a more complex situation like that one, it is also just really a more complicated series of karate chops and a cascade of reactions that are only as voluntary as being human in general is. Can you always control your emotions? What about when you’re drunk? At what point would you lose it and decide that some kind of payback–even if it costs you your own life–is worth the price?

Let me elaborate further. It was reported some time back that the CIA, in order to spy in certain areas in Afghanistan, posed as health workers giving shots for things like polio. This is the official story, and I don’t think that much is disputed.

What is also apparently not in question is that there have been polio outbreaks in not only Afghanistan, but Pakistan and now Ukraine as well.

If your goal is peace and to gather intelligence, why not use real shots instead of fake ones? You don’t want your opponent to catch on to your methods, so why not do a better job of hiding what you did?

The most obvious outcome is that real health workers will not be trusted in that part of the world. In fact, some will die due to paranoia.

But what else? The enemy figures out what you did and gets really, really angry. They strike back at someone else’s children and CIA and its allies make sure that that, but not their own crossing of the line, gets lots and lots of press.  American eyes and ears are filled with visions of inhuman monsters who don’t care if they kill kids. How dare they?

Public support for Permawar is maintained by having been manipulated into an almost likewise permanent state of hatred and disgust.

But what if these same kinds of operations were done at the end of Charlie Wilson’s War? Or later? What if we thoroughly, after training, arming and radicalizing the mujahedin to fight the Soviets, pissed them off on the way out? What if we poisoned wells, left mines where children play?

What kind of news did we have coming out of Afghanistan prior to 9/11? Damn little. Charlie Wilson’s War happened, where CIA radicalized, trained, and armed Afghanis to fight the Soviets. Later, the Taliban visiting US to make an energy deal. Then we saw the Taliban blowing up religious locations throughout the country. A few rather tightly controlled stories. We don’t know what happened over there because it was all secret and isolated.

The mujahedin fully understood the principles of guerrilla warfare, we taught it to them. They could easily figure out who left the place full of corpses and future fatal hazards, even if they could not prove it. Radicalization is the result.

This concept of guerilla warfare as a political war turns Psychological Operations into the factor that determines the results. The target, then, are the minds of the population, the entire population: Our troops, the enemy troops, and the civil population.

CIA Guerrilla Warfare Manual

Pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes, including “the troops”–see again the previous post and how that can apply especially to intelligence professionals themselves–is the trick. Why? In order to wage war without dissent, clearly. But if someone has decided that it has to be waged without the informed consent of the governed, then what is the justification for that?

People who just think that they know better than everyone else while simultaneously making lots and lots of money at it. Some realize their own hypocrisy. Others I think bury it in incessant attacks on others and blatant lies in order to not only distract their constituents but I think to even deceive themselves sometimes.

In any case, it is sometimes what we don’t know that allows us to be fooled. This is why transparency is so important as is investigative reporting, as opposed to dictation.

What are the real scandals regarding 9/11?

In the interests in keeping what will almost certainly be a long post short, I am not going to reference every single fact I’m going to rattle off. Most of these I have covered in the past {and you can find here anyway}. For example, CIA officer A. B. “Buzzy” Krongard. Besides attempting to make certain that the fire protection system at CIA headquarters was working in the Summer of 2001 and the unrealized attempt at shortselling airline stock later on 9/11 by Buzzy’s former trading company, he was also instrumental in getting Blackwater their no-bid contract to go almost immediately into Afghanistan after 9/11. This is even said to have saved George Tenet’s job after the “intelligence failure” of not seeing it coming. Or, if you prefer, not tying George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice to chairs so that Richard Clarke could get a meeting.

This also put Blackwater on the map. And, when it came time to look into some of this, it was Buzzy’s brother who was asked to do so as CIA Inspector General.

As suggested above, it doesn’t require a controlled demolition for there to be something fishy any more than Jared Lee Loughner’s attack required crisis actors to be so. I don’t have an engineering degree, so I can only go off of what I think makes sense and what I do know with regards to that otherwise. Mostly this has to do with the possibility of inadequate fire proofing, as I noted in Chapter 11 of Wicked Game as being a condition one could frequently find in NYC.

For example, the vibrations and explosion sound reported by some 9/11 survivors before, they believe, the first plane hit, may have another explanation. The Twin Towers were some of the highest man-made points in the world. This made them very suitable for long distance communications. NSA, the State Department and CIA, and even FBI and other government agencies and departments may have used some of the equipment there. Possibly some trading and banking information as well. This demolition could explain the noise and vibrations and still not be responsible for the collapse.

Thomas Drake notes that some materials may have behaved like bombs within the building itself:

Who else is benefiting from 9/11?

Soon after 9/11, Congress made a big deal out of, and passed legislation about, profiting from 9/11. Some company had within weeks minted 9/11 commemorative coins and/or other memorabilia. The outrage coming from the US Senate left us with the impression that they meant it.

This spirit was extremely short-lived. 9/11 and fear are really a market sector all their own at this point. It doesn’t take a lot of thought to see that we have an apparatus that is far, far too large for the job politicians tell us it does. Many have branched out to Wall Street, multinational corporations, and foreign countries in order to stay afloat. These companies do not have the same reporting requirements for their political donations due to the secret work that they do. And we already know that some legislators have spouses with businesses related to the surveillance industry and top officials like Keith Alexander made some obscure investments indicating he may have had information about the companies via NSA spying.

Put simply, there are more than a few new fortunes, and some growth of some very old ones, due to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Just about as soon as you can stop, take a deep breath, and think about this obvious, indisputable fact, there is either a new attack of some kind or some trumped up issue that gets trotted out again, such as we had today.

Additionally, going back to the second quote at the top, the creepy American History X, Nazified one, the rightwing benefited. This country has taken such a sharp right turn that the Democrats, rather than resist it, went with the flow. No wonder Obama has gone drill-baby-drill. No wonder Hillary touts the Bible as her favorite book. I don’t respect it, but I understand it. Whether this occurred mostly due to one party or the other hardly matters any more; we are stuck with two parties that are ultra-rightwing in deed/doesn’t much matter what they say.

If it weren’t for a myriad of other right-pushing programs, some of which pre-date 9/11 such as the behavioral modification program WWASPS which has ties not only to major GOP players but also probably the CIA, then you might be able to get away with thinking it’s just an accident, fate, etc. But the presence of these other programs really make me draw a red circle around Buzzy’s and Erik’s relationship and just how “lucky” they were, while so many others were not, that they were so prepared for September 12, 2001.

That is troubling. It is especially troubling when you can see that an agency that claims it has a solemn duty to protect its methods actually has its methods peeping out in major news reports all the time. Either it isn’t protecting those methods, or it is the one using them. Either way, that is mission failure.

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