I listened to one of those conservative talk show personalities this morning, Jeff Kuhner, who has been very good on exposing the Covid, mask and vaccine lies and propaganda. (He says he will have a “Freedom Rally” on September 26th at the Boston State House, FWIW.)
But that’s not what I’m writing about here.
This morning, while he was going on and on and on about the new book by CIA asset Bob Woodward in which Woodward claims that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley tried to undermine Donald Trump’s foreign policy by allegedly cahooting with the Chinese, Kuhner then referred to Biden’s recent authorization of bombings in Afghanistan that murdered several innocent civilians, and Kuhner is calling Biden a war criminal.
However, what about Kuhner’s beloved idol Donald Trump’s murderous bombings in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, etc.? Has he (or any conservative) ever criticized Trump for those actions?
So the conservatives tend to criticize Democrats who kill innocent civilians overseas, but not really Republicans. People are really partisan now, and lacking in objectivity and moral scruples, I think.
Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. So, a lot of people are going to have a lot of ceremonies and memorial services for all the people who died. There will be tributes to the people on Flight 93 and all the first responders who went back into the burning World Trade Center towers to save people.
But there will not be ceremonies and memorial services for the hundreds of thousands of people in the Middle East who were murdered throughout the 1990s by the U.S. military’s bombings and sanctions which destroyed water and sewer treatment centers, all caused by then-President George H.W. Bush’s war on Iraq starting in 1991, well before 9/11.
At the time following the September 11th, 2001 attacks, most people in the U.S. really believed the official government narrative, that “we” were just sitting here minding our own business and Islamic terrorists came over to attack us “because they hate us for our freedoms, etc.” Well, we, that is most of us, were minding our own business, but our military had started a war of aggression 10 years before that, in 1991 in Iraq, bombed and destroyed the Iraqi water and sewage treatment facilities and caused the Iraqis to have to use untreated water which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. Those war crimes and mass murders along with the U.S. military’s continued occupations throughout the Middle East, were what led to 9/11, which wouldn’t have happened if it were not for those actions.
But sadly, if someone at the time of 9/11 had brought any of that up, one would be called “terrorist sympathizers” and “traitors,” because the masses of sheeple at a time of crisis want to believe their leaders (or better, their liars, because that is what bureaucrats are), and the masses don’t want to be reminded of any bad things their own government has done to foreigners for the ten years prior to a large attack.
And the sheeple masses get very defensive if someone brings up the truth of actual history that happened before a major event like 9/11. That is because, sadly, most people are authoritarians and they submissively and obediently and gullibly believe whatever their rulers and authorities tell them. “They wouldn’t lie to us, would they?”
It’s the same thing with the Covid scam. We have a virus, allegedly, that kills one-tenth to two-tenths of one percent of the people who have the virus, a 99.9% survival rate, and most of the people who actually die from it have been mainly already very sick very elderly people with 3 or 4 comorbidities, and very obese people. We know that at least half of the people who have the virus have no symptoms and most of those who do have symptoms have “mild,” “flu-like” symptoms and they get over it.
Yet, the sheeple masses have allowed government criminals and imbeciles to order the people’s businesses shut down, ordering the people to have to stay at home for no good reason, impose this idiotic “social distancing” crap, impose mask orders when we know that masks don’t prevent transmission of respiratory viruses because the viruses are too small to be blocked, and now imposing vaccine mandates even though the “vaccines” don’t work and weren’t even intended to prevent infection or transmission of viruses! The vaccine nazis are out there now.
And now there’s a “surge” in “cases” and hospitalizations, which officials, bureaucrats and doctors are lying about for financial incentives and/or for political reasons, or they are just too ignorant and incompetent to know the truth.
We know that they have changed the definition of a “case” from anyone who is sick and has symptoms to just anyone who tests positive for the virus. We know that the positive test results from PCR tests are all false positives because of high cycle threshold numbers that the testers are turning back up at this time and probably intentionally. And “hospitalizations” means largely people who are already in the hospital for other non-Covid reasons but who tested positive for the virus that turned them into a “Covid case.” And ICUs are usually at high capacity in most circumstances and that is what hospitals want in order to make them money.
But the sheeple believe what government bureaucrats tell them and what the bureaucrats’ corporate media repeaters tell the sheeple, without doing any independent investigative research (I mean the sheeple as well as the brain-dead “news” media), just like after 9/11 and throughout this whole 20-year post-9/11 “war on terror,” which has been a war on freedom imposed by very sick people in Washington.
When the U.S. government closes down all U.S. military bases and “diplomatic” intrusions on foreign lands that are not U.S. territories and decides to cut it out with the invading, bombing, drone-striking, occupying foreign lands whose people don’t want their lands occupied, and murdering innocents overseas, then maybe we can better prevent retaliation on our own lands and actually have genuine security.
I wrote this post 2 years ago on the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in 2001. So, Saturday is the 20th anniversary and I am reposting this. It gives information that, if you are still very young, your parents and teachers probably didn’t give you about 9/11. And if you are older it gives you information that the brain-dead, zombie government-stenographer mainstream “news” media also didn’t give us, and they still don’t. (I also will have a new post with commentary on this 20th anniversary shortly.)
Today is the 18th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the New York World Trade Center, the Pentacon, and in Pennsylvania. Where was I on that day? Well, I was here in this same apartment sitting at my table doing some writing and my father (now deceased) called at around 10 am saying that their trip that they were going to go on that day was canceled and he told me why. Hmm.
The government’s propaganda began immediately on that day and after. 99% of the news media were the White House press spokesmen. There was no discussion of the attackers stated motives, or the history of U.S. government and military’s invasions, bombings and occupations of the Middle East in the 10 years prior to that time. Anyone who did mention those things was labeled “Anti-America,” or “blaming America” for the attacks. Sean Hannity has been especially bad in that regard ever since that time. He is the worst of the worst as far as apparatchiks for the national security state are concerned. I just thought I’d mention that.
However, given that Hannity and all the other radio ditto-heads are accepting of the idea that actual U.S. government FBI, CIA etc. abused their powers including FISA spying in the Russiagate fiasco, maybe now some of these obedient worshipers of the national security state can at least consider the possibility that the official 9/11 narrative isn’t what the government has been telling us for 18 years. (But, I am not holding my breath.)
So, I’m sure that a lot of people reading this post will just skim it and not really take it seriously or click on any of the links for further information. This is because they are satisfied with what the government and its spokespeople of the mainstream media have been telling us since September 11, 2001. All these things they haven’t heard about must be merely whack-job “conspiracy theory” and all that. But there are still some people who are open to the truth.
In the years prior to the attacks, Congressman Ron Paul had several times warned that the U.S. government’s interventionist policies and war that it started against Iraq and elsewhere and Iraqi sanctions would cause blowback and retaliation within our shores. (And the response? Crickets.)
It’s amazing just how brainwashed so many people can be by daily propaganda, watching the TV news, listening to chickenhawk warmonger conservative talk radio, and so forth. “Al Qaeda.” “Osama bin Laden,” and “Islamic” were words that people heard over and over and over, but they rarely heard about Saudi Arabia and blowback.
I don’t know what else to write so I will post links to some new and old articles on the subject, and maybe some videos.
Over the years I have reported the findings of scientists, engineers, and architects that indicate that the official story is false.I had an open mind for two reasons.One is that having been an engineering student, I could tell the difference from a building falling down from asymmetrical structural damage and a building blowing up.The other is that having been involved in policy issues in Washington for a quarter century I knew that such a humiliating defeat suffered by the world’s only superpower at the hands of a few Muslim terrorists would have brought instant demands from the White House, Congress, and media for investigation into how every aspect of the American national security state failed simultaneously on one morning.Instead the White House resisted the 9/11 families demands for an investigation for one year and never delivered a forensic investigation.Instead, the country was given a 9/11 Commission Report that was merely the government’s official story of what happened.No heads rolled.No one was fired or even reprimanded.To hold no one accountable for such a massive failure and humiliating defeat is not a believable response if the official 9/11 story is true.
Here is an interview in which Lindauer tells about her experiences:
James Corbett with an hour-long discussion on who was really behind the 9/11 attacks:
And here is a video documentary from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth explaining the evidence that explosions brought down the World Trade Center, and not the fire caused by planes crashing into the buildings:
I admit it. I’m a “truther.” That’s because the truth is important. And as the late Justin Raimondo wrote, the opposite of a “truther” is a “liar.”
I’ve been working on a post that’s taking a little time, so I should finish it tomorrow. Meanwhile, I’ve had a lot of bookmarked items I’ve needed to catch up on, and here are some of the more important ones:
Gold Star families are dealing the tragic reality of the collapse of America’s mission in Afghanistan: their loved ones died in vain. Some 6300 Americans, military personnel and civilian contractors, were sacrificed for nothing.
The geopolitical wreck known as the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan delivered distressingly little in return for the service, sacrifice, and death of so many Americans – and others, both allied military members and Afghans. Almost overnight a government that turned out to be an international fraud, unable to call upon the loyalty of those it was supposed to serve, disappeared. This could not help but leave friends and family of the dead, as well as the wounded, many of whom continue to suffer from their service, feeling that they lost much, and perhaps everything, for nothing.
Unfortunately, for some the intense pain is made more intense by criticism of the war. To them questioning the value of the cause seems to denigrate the service of those who sacrificed for their country. A plea for peace is seen as an insult to those in uniform.
Accountability is long overdue.
Certainly, both the administration and Congress should review how the withdrawal was handled. However, that is not nearly enough. With America’s participation in the forty-year Afghan civil war over – assuming the War Party is not able to plunge the U.S. back into conflict by backing whatever disparate opposition to the Taliban emerges – Washington’s objectives and management also should be reviewed.
Did the Bush administration develop any alternatives to an invasion? Why did the administration reject the Taliban offer to negotiate a de facto surrender? How badly did the administration’s decision to downgrade the Afghanistan conflict and invade Iraq undermine the war effort, especially the attempt to capture Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora?
What accounted for the fateful decision to shift to nation-building? Did the Bush administration imagine that Afghanistan, too, would be a “cakewalk”? Why did successive administrations insist on creating a government and military along American rather than Afghan lines? How high did the tsunami of deceptions go? To the Cabinet? The President? Members of the congressional War Party? In short, who lied and who was lied to?
Don’t blame Joe Biden for the problems in Afghanistan as U.S. troops are withdrawn and the Taliban takes over the war-torn “graveyard of empires.” Blame George W. Bush. He started the war, based on lies.
Bush started this war of aggression against Afghanistan and authorized the U.S. military to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11.
Why did Bush order the invasion, bombing and occupation of Afghanistan in the first place?
After 9/11 the Taliban were harboring al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, and Bush demanded that the Taliban release bin Laden to the U.S. government. The Taliban required Bush to provide evidence of bin Laden’s role in the September 11th attacks, and Bush said, “There’s no need to discuss innocence or guilt. We know he’s guilty.”
Who needs evidence with these things? Certainly not the President of our great USSA, that’s for sure.
The truth is, there was never actual evidence tying Osama bin Laden to the 9/11 attacks, believe it or not. (Although there was a link between bin Laden and the CIA!) Ed Haas at “The Muckraker Report” during the 2000s contacted the FBI regarding why its Most Wanted poster for Osama a.k.a. Usama bin Laden did not mention the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks, only the 1998 African embassy bombings. Haas wrote:
The Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”
Surprised by the ease in which this FBI spokesman made such an astonishing statement, I asked, “How this was possible?” Tomb continued, “Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.” I asked, “How does that work?” Tomb continued, “The FBI gathers evidence. Once evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice than decides whether it has enough evidence to present to a federal grand jury. In the case of the 1998 United States Embassies being bombed, Bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged by a grand jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connected Bin Laden to 9/11.”
Who knows why just days after the 9/11 attacks, “a special charter flight…whisked 11 members of Osama Bin Laden’s family off to Saudi Arabia” from Boston, according to investigative reporter Greg Palast.
But George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were obsessed with invading Afghanistan and Iraq from the get-go. According to MSNBC and the BBC, and the Washington Post, Bush was planning to start a war against al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, and a war against Iraq, well before 9/11/2001. (Those Internet links are thanks to Washington’s Blog, which sadly is no longer around.)
Bush started the war in Afghanistan, and did the same against Iraq, also a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush’s father George H.W. Bush started the first war in Iraq, for no good reason, in 1991. That war, the bombings, sanctions and no-fly zones were continued by Bill Clinton, causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians throughout the 1990s, leading up to 9/11/2001.
So not only is the Afghanistan failure George W. Bush’s (and Dick Cheney’s) fault, but I am hearing especially conservatives on the radio complaining about now Afghanistan is now going to be an authoritarian, theocratic Sharia Law society, “thanks to Joe Biden.”
But guess what? Thanks to Bush and Cheney, Afghanistan already has been a Sharia Law society since the Bush administration agreed to the new Afghan Constitution in 2004-2005, which makes Islamic Sharia Law as the law of the land there. (Didn’t you know that?)
Afghanistan shall be an Islamic Republic, independent, unitary and indivisible state.
The sacred religion of Islam is the religion of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Followers of other faiths shall be free within the bounds of law in the exercise and performance of their religious rituals.
No law shall contravene the tenets and provisions of the holy religion of Islam in Afghanistan.
And it’s the same in Iraq in its constitution also from the mid-2000s, thanks to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
The ones to blame for the terrible situation in Afghanistan right now are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (and all their neocon interventionist cohorts), because foreign interventionism and especially starting wars of aggression against other countries, besides being immoral and criminal, have long-term consequences.