Why Would Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Question 9/11?

Carroll 4The coach of the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks is in the media again as his team prepares for a second championship game. Coach Pete Carroll is getting special attention in the news because he is known to have questioned the official account of the 9/11 attacks. Even today, he is still looking for answers about those crimes, saying, “I will always be interested in the truth.”

The average football fan, whose exposure to questions about 9/11 is typically limited to snarky, ill-informed mainstream media stories, might wonder why Carroll would go there. Here are a dozen quick reasons why everyone should seek the truth about 9/11.

  1. The directors of the FBI and the CIA ignored or facilitated terrorism in the years leading up to 9/11.
  1. Before 9/11, the nation’s leading counter-terrorism expert repeatedly notified his friends in the United Arab Emirates of top-secret U.S. plans to capture Osama bin Laden. These treasonous leaks prevented Bin Laden’s capture on at least two separate occasions.
  1. On 9/11, NORAD was running military exercises that mimicked the events of the day. This caused the military air defense responders to confuse the actual hijackings with the exercises.
  1. In the years since 9/11, we’ve been given several, distinctly different, official explanations for the failure to intercept any of the hijacked planes. The last explanation, given in The 9/11 Commission Report, requires us to believe that many U.S. Air Force officers had previously been lying in a way that made them all look very bad.
  1. We’ve also been given several, distinctly different, official explanations for the unprecedented destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers. The last explanation is false in every way and critical evidence has been ignored to this day.
  1. The U.S. government now admits that the third WTC skyscraper that was destroyed on 9/11 was in free-fall. The official report for its destruction was built entirely on a computer model that we are not allowed to see.
  1. No changes have been made to building construction standards in response to the officially cited root causes for the WTC destruction. No existing buildings have been retrofitted to ensure that they do not fail from those alleged causes.
  1. On 9/11, the Secret Service did not protect the president at his well-publicized location, despite the obvious danger from terrorism.
  1. The 9/11 Commission claimed 63 times in its Report that it could find “no evidence” related to important aspects of the crimes.
  1. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission notified the FBI of suspected 9/11 insider trading transactions. That evidence was ignored and the suspects were not even questioned by the FBI or the 9/11 Commission.
  1. The first alleged Al-Qaeda leader detained by the U.S., upon whose torture testimony the 9/11 Commission Report was built, is now known to have never had any relationship to Al-Qaeda at all. The 9/11 Commission vice-chairman has developed amnesia about that most important torture victim while his Report stands as the best, and perhaps only, argument in favor of a continued U.S. torture policy.
  1. Some of the most lucid and intelligent Americans, including Noam Chomsky, quickly feign ignorance when presented with information that contradicts the official account of 9/11.

Therefore Pete Carroll probably has good reasons to wonder what really happened on 9/11. The next question is—will football fans be able to take Carroll’s lead and move beyond the vacuous official account of 9/11? As the threat of never-ending war continues, an increasing number will answer in the affirmative.

Kevin Ryan blogs at Dig Within.

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  • Jackson

    Thank you for publishing this 911 analysis.
    I think you should revisit 911 at least weekly.

    I have other 911 questions. They are: 1) Where are the airplanes? There’s a YouTube video featuring CNN and MSNBC reporters at Shanksville and the Pentagon who each say there’s no plane wreckage; 2) Where are the videos. Eighty-two security camera videos were seized by the FBI from the Pentagon and nearby private sites immediately after 911. Why were they seized and why can’t Americans see them?
    3) How did the tops of the twin towers get blown to dust? Anyone can see that they didn’t collapse as NIST found, they were turned into dust.
    4) How did 1200 cars, many far away from the twins towers site get toasted? and,
    5) If WTC7 collapsed as NIST said it did, why did the unaffected penthouse collapse before the building started to fall?

    Those are my five anyone-can-understand points for questioning the government’s 911 explanation. But, you know what… I’ve never been able to ask them. Whenever 911 is brought up and I start to raise my objections and offer my questions, I get attacked as a conspiracy nut, a tin hat, or one of those people.

    • goingnowherefast

      Americans are steeped in denial because the thought that someone from their own government could kill Americans for a political agenda is too horrifying to contemplate. It’s more comforting to dismiss the messenger of disturbing information as a nut.

      • truth

        Which is surprising that there is denial, because by now, earlier domestic abuse by agencies or the government is more or less verified. Such as the JFK, RFK, MLK assassinations that rocked the nation. Or pertaining this topic of 9/11, the FBI was caught giving actual bombs through their informant leading up to the 93 WTC bombing.

        Courts and also Select Committee on Assassinations made that case already, but no one was punished regardless. Even so, it must frighten most Americans knowing that folks within power got away with stuff like that (perhaps they think they’re all old and dead and those were just “crazy times”). That and hundreds, and by some estimates, up to a thousand eye witnesses were killed following the JFK killing.

        • goingnowherefast

          I think many Americans have pretty much stopped thinking about those events. Painful thoughts like those have been expunged and replaced with new fears of the “other” trying to kill us. It’s amazing how easy it is to fool the public, over and over again.

          • MeauxJeaux777

            Agree! Especially when the ones responsible have now erected a museum and going forward only the SPIN will be regarded as history!

      • Bev

        Seahawks Coach Pete Carrol questions the “official 9/11 lie,” because Pete is decent, honest, caring, and brave. Thanks Big Dan, this affects a broad range of subjects, all tied together.

        http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/28600-searching-for-radical-democracy-in-the-ruins-of-capitalism-s-economic-depravity
        Henry A. Giroux: Searching for Radical Democracy in the Ruins of Capitalism’s Economic Depravity

        In comments: Congress has not acted on behalf of people, because according to following articles they are being blackmailed or worse:
        http://markcrispinmiller.com/2010/04/the-strange-death-of-nancy-schaefer-two-items/
        The strange death of Nancy Schaefer (two items)

        …Senator Schaefer led opposition to HB582 and SB304, two bills introduced by
        fellow Republicans that would have likely resulted in increasing child sex slave trafficking. These bills would have made it legal for teenagers to participate in certain illicit acts. The bills effectively removed the legal authority that police now have to pick teenagers up and get them into protective custody so that they can no longer be
        pimped for those acts.

        As President of Georgia Eagle Forum, Nancy Schaefer planned to be in Alabama this weekend for an Eagle Forum convention. Instead she chose to stay in Georgia to develop new information that would have further exposed corruption in DFCS and
        beyond. Many Eagle forum members who were close to Sen. Schaefer were aware of
        her courageous efforts. None of them believe that either she or her husband was involved in any type of suicide.
        ……….

        A link to rigged elections by the same people who abuse children.
        via: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Still-Evil-after-All-These-by-Charles-M-Young-120910-472.html

        Still Evil after All These Years: The Franklin Scandal and Pedophilia in High Places
        By Charles M. Young Posted by Dave Lindorff

        On one such foray in 2002, he stumbled on a scandal that I had never heard of. The scandal centered around the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, which was created to serve a poor black neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. During the 70s and 80s, its manager, a man named Larry King (not the talk show host), ran the Franklin as a Ponzi scheme and looted over $40 million, which he spent on an opulent lifestyle and Republican fundraising. King sang the National Anthem at the Republican convention in 1984 and served on several committees of the National Black
        Republican Council. He had a townhouse in Washington, DC, where he threw parties
        with many prominent guests. In August 1988, he threw a $100,000 party at the Republican convention, and appeared in a video in which he and Jack Kemp urged blacks to vote for George H. W. Bush. In November 1988, his Ponzi scheme crashed and the Franklin was shut down by the National Credit Union Association and the FBI.

        All run-of-the-mill scandal stuff, and uncontroversial in the basic facts, except that as King was climbing into the upper levels of the national Republican hierarchy, Omaha was boiling over with rumors that he was also running a pedophile ring, pandering children out to rich and powerful men in Omaha, even flying the children to Washington, Los Angeles and New York for orgiastic, abusive parties with even richer andmore powerful men.
        snip

        The FBI has had a reputation for dirty tricks and blackmail for its entire history. The revelations about COINTELPRO, the campaign of harassment against the left during the 60s, were shocking to anyone with a concern for freedom of speech. If it became known that the FBI covered up a pedophile ring of the rich and powerful, I think most Americans would react as they reacted to the Penn State scandal, and the FBI would be drastically reorganized. Minimally, a number of agents in the Omaha office in the late 80s and 90s are guilty of the worst sort of malfeasance.

        If it’s bad for quack psychotherapists “implant” false memories in their patients, how much worse is it when the FBI does the implanting with threats, beatings and perjury trials?

        The Omaha World-Herald was the foremost local cheerleader for persecuting
        teenagers instead of investigating their claims. One of its own columnists, Peter
        Citron, had a long history of arrests for pedophilia and child porn and was implicated by two witnesses at Larry King’s sex parties. The long-time publisher of the World-Herald, Harold Anderson, was a big supporter of Larry King and had raised money for the Franklin. During the 18 years that King presided over the Franklin, the newspaper never noticed that King was living a hugely expensive lifestyle when he was supposedly making $17,000 a year in salary. The World-Herald Company is co-owner of Election Software and Systems, which counts half the election ballots in the United States.

        Americans have plenty of obvious reasons to hate the rich and powerful. Wars for oil, rampant pollution, the destruction of individual rights, the constant lying about everything. It’s all on the front page, and it’s like old furniture in the living room. It’s hard for most people to notice. Boutique evil of the Gerry Sandusky sort affects fewer victims, but is more easily understood once the initial denial breaks down. If the
        denial of the Franklin Credit Union scandal ever breaks down, the consequences will
        reverberate far higher than happened at Penn State. Except for all those who died in suspicious accidents and suicides, the witnesses are still out there. Some might even talk about it. They talked to Nick Bryant.

        …………..

        http://franklinscandal.com/
        THE FRANKLIN SCANDAL: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal
        by Nick Bryant

        The FRANKLIN SCANDAL is the story of a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful. The ring’s pimps were a pair of political powerbrokers who had access to the highest levels of our government. Nebraska legislators attempted to expose the network in 1989 and 1990, but the legislators’ efforts were followed by a rash of mysterious deaths and the overpowering responses of federal and local law enforcement, including the FBI and Justice Department, which
        effected an immaculate cover-up of the trafficking network.

        The publisher is donating 50% of the book’s proceeds to organizations that assist abused children.
        ………….

        Additional Publications on Child Trafficking
        Nick Bryant has contributed a chapter to Global Perspectives on Dissociative Disorders.

        http://www.amazon.com/dp/0415718074/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2G0CNLTF2UPCV&coliid=I16Q06VKURHN7W

        Global Perspectives on Dissociative Disorders: Individual and Societal Oppression
        by Vedat Sar (Editor), Warwick Middleton (Editor), Martin Dorahy (Editor)

        Dissociative disorders are one of the psychiatric consequences of childhood
        psychological trauma. While oppression is an aspect of traumatic conditions,
        dissociation undermines resistance to oppression throughout a person’s lifespan. Neither oppression nor dissociation are restricted to particular cultures, and both can affect the individual as well as societies.
        snip

        Further subjects examined include the utilization of dissociation in postmodern societies to maintain oppression, the oppressive conditions of asylum seekers and the consequences of oppression as they are dealt with in psychotherapy. The
        final chapter considers how a paedophile pandering network employed multi-layered oppression to prevent the public becoming aware of the widespread and organised abuse of children.
        ………………

        And now a new article by Veterans Today’s author Stew Webb suggests that this is a
        technique that abusive leaders use to BLACKMAIL CONGRESS by intoxicating and setting up Congress members to abuse kids while being filmed. No wonder we are having difficulty regaining our voting, privacy, human rights and saving our children. No wonder Congress sounds and acts crazy. Fix this, and things can change for the better across the board.

        http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/01/12/george-bush-pedophile-sex-ring-and-blackmail-of-congress/

        George Bush Pedophile Sex Ring and Blackmail of Congress
        Posted by Stew Webb on January 12, 2015

        The Franklin Cover Up is only the tip of the Iceberg

        with links to documentation:
        http://www.scribd.com/doc/252424441/Finders-USCustoms-Report

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        new site for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth : http://www.ae911truth.org/
        archived
        site:

        http://www1.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/821-why-do-good-people-become-silentor-worseabout-911-.html

        Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11?
        Written by Frances T. Shure

        Part 1: Preface and Introduction
        Part 2: Diffusion of Innovations
        Part 3: Obeying and Believing Authority
        Part 4: Doublethink
        Part 5: Denial and Cognitive Dissonance
        Part 6: Conformity
        Part 7: Groupthink
        Part 8: Brain Research, Part 1: Structure and Beliefs
        Part 9: Brain Research, Part 2: Moral Psychology
        Part 10: Terror Management Theory
        Part 11: Systems Justification Theory

        ……………………..

        http://freepress.org/departmen

        Who owns Scytl? George Soros isn’t in the voting machines, but the intelligence community is
        by Gerry Bello

        Our research did find links much more frightening.

        The Free Press widely reported the various dirty tricks employed by Karl Rove and company to apparently outright steal the election for George W. Bush in Ohio, and thus the nation, in 2004. Since then, a witness in our case has died in a mysterious plane crash, and all the players in the DRE (Direct Reporting Electronic) voting machine game have shifted
        seats in a gigantic game of musical chairs.

        The Soros Allegations revolve around the entry of Barcelona based Scytl into the US elections market. Scytl was formed as a start up out of the Autonomous University
        of Barcelona to leverage existing concepts in modern cryptography (public key cryptography, digital signatures and zero-knowledge proofs) to ensure a secure and verifiable voting system in paperless remote environments including the internet and over wireless carriers. Scytl’s scheme is intended to provide the voter with both privacy and verification that their vote was recorded as intended. Scytl’s start up
        funding comes from three European venture capital firms, Balderton Capital, Nauta Capital, and Spinnaker SCR (a subsidiary of Riva y Garcia, which is described as an independent financial group). None of these are connected to George Soros. Balderton Capital is the London based spinoff of Benchmark Capital Investments which has no overtly political connections that our research could determine at this time. Nauta Capital and Spinnaker SCR are a different matter.

        Nauta Capital was founded by 8 executives of the European management consulting firm Cluster Consulting. Cluster Consulting was purchased by Diamond Consulting (NYSE: DPTI) to form Diamond Cluster consulting. Diamond Cluster was subsequently purchased by Mercer Management Consulting and its Europe division spun off. The principles of the original Cluster Consulting used their profits from these mergers to
        fund Nauta. Two of the principals, Jordi Vinas and Charles Ferrar Roqueta, also have
        board positions at Spinnaker SCR and/or Riva y Garcia, keeping this coterie’s control of Scytl very close. All of Nauta’s partners have a strong background in the telecommunications business.

        In 2010, Scytl purchased a 100% interest in SOE software, an up and coming player in the American elections market with their Clarity Software Suite which is used in 525 jurisdictions in 19 states. SOE has a strategic partnership with ES & S, the major
        marketer of electronic voting systems in the US. ES & S was sued by the US DOJ in 2009 on anti-trust grounds after purchasing Diebold’s elections division, Premier Election Solutions. ES & S subsequently sold Premier to rival manufacturer Dominion. Bob Urosevich, founder of ES & S, was also President of Diebold. In 2006 Urosevich was listed as managing director of Scytl Americas, although his name has subsequently been removed from their website.

        The director of Nauta’s American operations is Dominic Endicott, who went from Cluster Consulting to Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) where he oversaw wireless practice. He then rejoined his former colleagues from Cluster Consulting at Nauta. In his capacity as a Nauta partner Endicott also sits on the board of CarrierIQ.

        Booz Allen Hamilton is majority owned by the Bush family friendly firm Carlyle Group. A long time government contractor, Booz Allen’s current and former management team has included some of the leading lights of the intelligence community
        such as:

        • James Woolsey (director of the CIA 1993-1995),

        • Michael McConnell (Director of the NSA 1992-1996 and Director of National Intelligence 2007-2009)

        • Dov Zakheim (Comptroller of the Pentagon and part owner of Landmark
        Aviation, a support company for the extraordinary rendition flights)

        • George Little (Director of Media Relations, CIA 2007-2011)

        • James Clapper (Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency 1992-1995 and the current Director of National Intelligence)

        • Keith Hall (Director of the National Reconnaissance Office 1997-2001)

        Booz Allen was heavily involved as a sub-contractor in Projects TrailBlazer and PioneerGroundbreaker, which were NSA warrantless wiretap programs that spied on US Citizens in the wake of 9/11. These programs, along with Echelon, Carnivore, Thinthread and StellarWind were designed as an end run around FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) and the 4th amendment. The programs relied heavily on cooperation from private industry, including most telecom and wireless providers, a community where Endicott has vast experience having “worked with nearly all
        American mobile operators and is a well-known expert in wireless industry in USA,” according to Nauta’s website.

        Booz Allen also has a finger in the electronic voting industry, being the providers of
        the first DRE voting scheme for use by overseas voters in 2000. In the end,the $6.2 million program allowed 84 service members to vote. Booz Allen applied for and was granted a US patent (7,729,991 applied for 3/20/01 granted 6/1/10) for another electronic voting system and voter registration system over a network. This system bears a passing similarity to Scytl’s scheme, although without the verification of voter
        intent by the voter.

        Endicott’s board tenure at CarrierIQ is also not without controversy around privacy concerns. Researcher Trevor Eckhart discovered in November of 2011 that CarrierIQ’s software, installed on smartphones made by Apple, HTC, NEC and Samsung and used by the carriers AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, logs the location, phones call times and destination (pen-register), texts, internet searches and
        keystrokes for the mobile service provider without end user knowledge or opt-in, possibly in violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The FBI denied a FOIA request for training manuals and documents relating to CarrierIQ’s software on the basis of a pending law enforcement proceeding. The FBI could make this claim this if it is using CarrierIQ for domestic surveillance of American citizens.

        Scytl’s allegedly secure voting method would be completely undermined by CarrierIQ’s software. Interestingly Scytl seems to be set to market and deploy
        mobile phone voting applications for iPhone and Android in the 2014 election cycle. Scytl’s end user verification of voter intent is completely useless in conjunction with all DRE voting machines currently in use. With direct internet and wireless reporting, targeted man-in-the-middle attacks against certain precincts could tip election results without leaving the evidence traces of 2004 which allowed the Free Press to raise serious questions as to whether the United States of America was subjected to its second coup in as many elections.

        ………………….

        The Best Election Statistician: https://richardcharnin.wordpress.com/
        See: http://richardcharnin.com/

        Richard Charnin (Truth Is All)
        Election Fraud (1968-2012) Quantitative Analysis and True Vote Models

        The following states flipped from Gore in the exit poll to Bush in the recorded vote: AL AR AZ CO FL GA MO NC TN TX VA. Gore would have won the election if he captured just one of the states. Democracy died in this election. (Meaning Gore won all those states including Texas)
        snip
        The bedrock of the evidence derives from this undisputed fact: Final national and state exit polls are always forced to match the recorded vote – even if doing so requires an impossible turnout of prior election voters and implausible vote shares. All demographic categories are adjusted to conform to the recorded vote. To use these forced final exit polls as the basis for election research is unscientific and irresponsible.
        snip
        The adjusted, published exit polls have always exactly matched the fraudulent RECORDED vote because they have been forced to do so. That’s why they APPEAR to have been accurate. The RECORDED vote has deviated from the TRUE VOTE in EVERY election since 1968 –always favoring the Republicans.

        http://www.truthisall.net/Diane_Perlman/diane_perlman.html

        The Silence of the Scams:
        Psychological Resistance to Facing Election Fraud
        Diane Perlman, Ph.D.,
        Licensed Clinical Psychologist

        The subterfuge was successfully accomplished with use of censorship, illusion, distortion, brainwashing, propaganda, misinformation, disinformation, mystification, intimidation, shaming, and domination. As Bush might say, it was a “catastrophic success.”

        These techniques combine to form something like a collective hypnotic induction, which creates an illusion of a consensus that cannot be challenged. Few have the insight, training, or tools, to see through the manipulation. Even fewer have the courage to take on the challenge. For many, responses to domination may include disbelief, learned helplessness, psychic numbing, fear, cowardice, conformity, denial,
        cognitive laziness, avoidance, and submission to authority. These items are inter-related and the list is not exhaustive.

        Before the psychological explanations, it is necessary to acknowledge a basic
        factor: the overwhelming ignorance of the facts. This can be exacerbated by a lack of desire to know the facts, and an avoidance of the awesome responsibility that comes with this knowledge. Of course if the facts were accurately reported in the mainstream media, the collective psychological climate would be conducive to a healthier public response.People accept fraud for reasons which may be conscious or unconscious.
        Some of the ways that they do this are described below.

        Confusing Outcome with Process

        Many don’t want to deal with the corruption because they believe that challenging fraud won’t change the outcome, so there’s no point. This might be a self-fulfilling prophecy. It represents a kind of immature, black-and-white thinking, as the outcome is a separate issue from the process. Even if it doesn’t affect the outcome, voter suppression is criminal.

        Paradoxically, refusal to examine the process prevents discovery, which might change the outcome. The Ohio vote challenge required two-hour debates in the House and Senate. Most Democrats who supported the challenge, emphatically stated that they didn’t expect it to change the outcome, as if they were intimidated into making that
        point first or they would be ridiculed and dismissed. Most Republicans ignored their actual words and made emotional, even hysterical accusations of them not accepting the outcome, being sore losers, and worse. Republicans ignored the issue of voter suppression and praised Kerry highly for not making a big deal out of this.

        snip

        Evolution, Adaptation and Survival

        All of these reactions are understandable, but all become part of the problem. In the short run, they may minimize pain, but in the long run they are counterproductive and serve to magnify and multiply problems that are not being faced. Such avoidance mechanisms are not adaptive, as they play into the game of the destructive forces, allowing them to dominate. The continuation of the processes of systematic domination requires the ignorance, passivity and complicity of the majority of decent people, including the millions who supported Kerry. These people are colluding with their own domination.

        The Courageous Minority

        The reactions listed above are completely natural. Carl Jung said that consciousness is a work against nature. To go against the collective tide of ignorance, conformity and cowardice is a work against nature taken on by the courageous few. This collective, archetypal drama described by Jung was popularized by Joseph Campbell in The Hero’s Journey. The Hero is the one who is willing to take on challenges that
        most people fear. According to Jung, the hero archetype represents the progressive force in society.

        The people I have witnessed working intensely to investigate and challenge voter fraud have a particular psychological profile. They are courageous and willing to face pain and fear. They call up their strength to challenge authority, as our lives, our freedom and democracy depend on it. They are unable to deny what is going on or remain silent. They are heroes in our mythical, archetypal Hero’s journey, willing to face the dragons that are guarding our “National Treasure.”

        They are acknowledged in a piece by William Rivers Pitt called “Heroes” on
        Truthout.org. Pitt quotes Bob Dylan: “I think of a hero as someone who
        understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

        Only by facing the pain can we transcend it. Consciousness is the first step. Action is an antidote to depression. It would be a sign of health, freedom, and conscious evolution if more people could muster up the courage to face the painful truth of what is happening in our country and support the great work of those courageous souls–who are not nuts or conspiracy theorists, but evolved, conscious, healthy leaders taking personal risks and sacrifices to elevate our democracy, restore our
        integrity and ultimately to increase our security on the world stage …if we let them.

        ***

        • Bev

          again a link is prevented from working:
          http://freepress.org/departments/display/19/2012/4719

          Who owns Scytl? George Soros isn’t in the voting machines, but the intelligence community is

          by Gerry Bello
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        • Bev

          Following article belongs here to show Intelligence community is in google and the voting machines.

          http://markcrispinmiller.com/2015/02/how-the-cia-made-google/

          How the CIA made Google
          by Nafeez Ahmed

          INSURGE
          INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project,
          breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence
          community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to
          dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the
          NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private
          sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information
          superiority.’

          The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back
          to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has
          functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the
          business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has
          allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate
          America to systematically circumvent democratic accountability and the
          rule of law to influence government policies, as well as public opinion
          in the US and around the world. The results have been catastrophic: NSA
          mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative
          to transform the US military into Skynet.

          https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/how-the-cia-made-google-e836451a959e
          How the CIA made Google
          Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—

          US
          and European politicians have called to protect NSA-style snooping, and
          to advance the capacity to intrude on internet privacy by outlawing
          encryption. One idea is to establish a telecoms partnership that would
          unilaterally delete content deemed to “fuel hatred and violence” in
          situations considered “appropriate.” Heated discussions are going on at
          government and parliamentary level to explore cracking down on
          lawyer-client confidentiality.

          snip
          There is little new in this
          story. The 9/11 atrocity was the first of many terrorist attacks, each
          succeeded by the dramatic extension of draconian state powers at the
          expense of civil liberties, backed up with the projection of military
          force in regions identified as hotspots harbouring terrorists. Yet there
          is little indication that this tried and tested formula has done
          anything to reduce the danger. If anything, we appear to be locked into a
          deepening cycle of violence with no clear end in sight.

          As our
          governments push to increase their powers, INSURGE INTELLIGENCE can now
          reveal the vast extent to which the US intelligence community is
          implicated in nurturing the web platforms we know today, for the precise
          purpose of utilizing the technology as a mechanism to fight global
          ‘information war’ — a war to legitimize the power of the few over the
          rest of us. The lynchpin of this story is the corporation that in many
          ways defines the 21st century with its unobtrusive omnipresence: Google.

          Google
          styles itself as a friendly, funky, user-friendly tech firm that rose
          to prominence through a combination of skill, luck, and genuine
          innovation. This is true. But it is a mere fragment of the story. In
          reality, Google is a smokescreen behind which lurks the US
          military-industrial complex.

          The inside story of Google’s rise,
          revealed here for the first time, opens a can of worms that goes far
          beyond Google, unexpectedly shining a light on the existence of a
          parasitical network driving the evolution of the US national security
          apparatus, and profiting obscenely from its operation.

          The shadow network

          For
          the last two decades, US foreign and intelligence strategies have
          resulted in a global ‘war on terror’ consisting of prolonged military
          invasions in the Muslim world and comprehensive surveillance of civilian
          populations. These strategies have been incubated, if not dictated, by a
          secret network inside and beyond the Pentagon.

          Established under
          the Clinton administration, consolidated under Bush, and firmly
          entrenched under Obama, this bipartisan network of mostly
          neoconservative ideologues sealed its dominion inside the US Department
          of Defense (DoD) by the dawn of 2015, through the operation of an
          obscure corporate entity outside the Pentagon, but run by the Pentagon.

          In
          1999, the CIA created its own venture capital investment firm,
          In-Q-Tel, to fund promising start-ups that might create technologies
          useful for intelligence agencies. But the inspiration for In-Q-Tel came
          earlier, when the Pentagon set up its own private sector outfit.

          Known
          as the ‘Highlands Forum,’ this private network has operated as a bridge
          between the Pentagon and powerful American elites outside the military
          since the mid-1990s. Despite changes in civilian administrations, the
          network around the Highlands Forum has become increasingly successful in
          dominating US defense policy.

          Giant defense contractors like
          Booz Allen Hamilton and Science Applications International Corporation
          are sometimes referred to as the ‘shadow intelligence community’ due to
          the revolving doors between them and government, and their capacity to
          simultaneously influence and profit from defense policy. But while these
          contractors compete for power and money, they also collaborate where it
          counts. The Highlands Forum has for 20 years provided an off the record
          space for some of the most prominent members of the shadow intelligence
          community to convene with senior US government officials, alongside
          other leaders in relevant industries.

          I first stumbled upon the
          existence of this network in November 2014, when I reported for VICE’s
          Motherboard that US defense secretary Chuck Hagel’s newly announced
          ‘Defense Innovation Initiative’ was really about building Skynet — or
          something like it, essentially to dominate an emerging era of automated
          robotic warfare.

          That story was based on a little-known
          Pentagon-funded ‘white paper’ published two months earlier by the
          National Defense University (NDU) in Washington DC, a leading US
          military-run institution that, among other things, generates research to
          develop US defense policy at the highest levels. The white paper
          clarified the thinking behind the new initiative, and the revolutionary
          scientific and technological developments it hoped to capitalize on.

          The Highlands Forum

          The
          co-author of that NDU white paper is Linton Wells, a 51-year veteran US
          defense official who served in the Bush administration as the
          Pentagon’s chief information officer, overseeing the National Security
          Agency (NSA) and other spy agencies. He still holds active top-secret
          security clearances, and according to a report by Government Executive
          magazine in 2006 he chaired the ‘Highlands Forum’, founded by the
          Pentagon in 1994.

          Linton Wells II (right) former Pentagon chief
          information officer and assistant secretary of defense for networks, at a
          recent Pentagon Highlands Forum session. Rosemary Wenchel, a senior
          official in the US Department of Homeland Security, is sitting next to
          him

          New Scientist magazine (paywall) has compared the Highlands
          Forum to elite meetings like “Davos, Ditchley and Aspen,” describing it
          as “far less well known, yet… arguably just as influential a talking
          shop.” Regular Forum meetings bring together “innovative people to
          consider interactions between policy and technology. Its biggest
          successes have been in the development of high-tech network-based
          warfare.”

          Given Wells’ role in such a Forum, perhaps it was not
          surprising that his defense transformation white paper was able to have
          such a profound impact on actual Pentagon policy. But if that was the
          case, why had no one noticed?

          Despite being sponsored by the
          Pentagon, I could find no official page on the DoD website about the
          Forum. Active and former US military and intelligence sources had never
          heard of it, and neither did national security journalists. I was
          baffled.

          The Pentagon’s intellectual capital venture firm

          In
          the prologue to his 2007 book, A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual
          Identity, John Clippinger, an MIT scientist of the Media Lab Human
          Dynamics Group, described how he participated in a “Highlands Forum”
          gathering, an “invitation-only meeting funded by the Department of
          Defense and chaired by the assistant for networks and information
          integration.” This was a senior DoD post overseeing operations and
          policies for the Pentagon’s most powerful spy agencies including the
          NSA, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), among others. Starting from
          2003, the position was transitioned into what is now the undersecretary
          of defense for intelligence. The Highlands Forum, Clippinger wrote, was
          founded by a retired US Navy captain named Dick O’Neill. Delegates
          include senior US military officials across numerous agencies and
          divisions — “captains, rear admirals, generals, colonels, majors and
          commanders” as well as “members of the DoD leadership.”

          What at
          first appeared to be the Forum’s main website describes Highlands as “an
          informal cross-disciplinary network sponsored by Federal Government,”
          focusing on “information, science and technology.” Explanation is
          sparse, beyond a single ‘Department of Defense’ logo.

          But
          Highlands also has another website describing itself as an “intellectual
          capital venture firm” with “extensive experience assisting
          corporations, organizations, and government leaders.” The firm provides a
          “wide range of services, including: strategic planning, scenario
          creation and gaming for expanding global markets,” as well as “working
          with clients to build strategies for execution.” ‘The Highlands Group
          Inc.,’ the website says, organizes a whole range of Forums on these
          issue.

          For instance, in addition to the Highlands Forum, since
          9/11 the Group runs the ‘Island Forum,’ an international event held in
          association with Singapore’s Ministry of Defense, which O’Neill oversees
          as “lead consultant.” The Singapore Ministry of Defense website
          describes the Island Forum as “patterned after the Highlands Forum
          organized for the US Department of Defense.” Documents leaked by NSA
          whistleblower Edward Snowden confirmed that Singapore played a key role
          in permitting the US and Australia to tap undersea cables to spy on
          Asian powers like Indonesia and Malaysia.

          The Highlands Group
          website also reveals that Highlands is partnered with one of the most
          powerful defense contractors in the United States. Highlands is
          “supported by a network of companies and independent researchers,”
          including “our Highlands Forum partners for the past ten years at SAIC;
          and the vast Highlands network of participants in the Highlands Forum.”

          SAIC
          stands for the US defense firm, Science Applications International
          Corporation, which changed its name to Leidos in 2013, operating SAIC as
          a subsidiary. SAIC/Leidos is among the top 10 largest defense
          contractors in the US, and works closely with the US intelligence
          community, especially the NSA. According to investigative journalist Tim
          Shorrock, the first to disclose the vast extent of the privatization of
          US intelligence with his seminal book Spies for Hire, SAIC has a
          “symbiotic relationship with the NSA: the agency is the company’s
          largest single customer and SAIC is the NSA’s largest contractor.”

          Richard ‘Dick’ Patrick O’Neill, founding president of the Pentagon’s Highlands Forum

          The
          full name of Captain “Dick” O’Neill, the founding president of the
          Highlands Forum, is Richard Patrick O’Neill, who after his work in the
          Navy joined the DoD. He served his last post as deputy for strategy and
          policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Defense for Command,
          Control, Communications and Intelligence, before setting up Highlands.

          The Club of Yoda
          much more…

          https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/why-google-made-the-nsa-2a80584c9c1

          Why Google made the NSA

          Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—
          part 2

        • Bev

          To make clear that two articles above mention the same voting machine company but use initials in second article: Election Software and Systems is also ES & S.

          The first mention as Election Software and Systems is in article:
          http://www.opednews.com/articles/Still-Evil-after-All-These-by-Charles-M-Young-120910-472.html

          Still Evil after All These Years: The Franklin Scandal and Pedophilia in High Places
          By Charles M. Young Posted by Dave Lindorff

          The World-Herald Company is co-owner of Election Software and Systems,
          which counts half the election ballots in the United States.
          ………..

          The second mention as ES & S is in article:
          http://freepress.org/departments/display/19/2012/4719

          Who owns Scytl? George Soros isn’t in the voting machines, but the intelligence community is
          by Gerry Bello

          Our research did find links much more frightening.

          In 2010, Scytl purchased a 100% interest in SOE software, an up and coming player in the American elections market with their Clarity Software Suite which is used in 525 jurisdictions in 19 states. SOE has a strategic partnership with ES & S, the major marketer of electronic voting systems in the US.
          ……………..

          So….

          http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/28600-searching-for-radical-democracy-in-the-ruins-of-capitalism-s-economic-depravity

          via: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/04/president-carter-bush-didnt-win-2000.html

          President Carter: Bush Didn’t Win in 2000
          Posted on April 9, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog

          In comments: See election statistician

          http://richardcharnin.com/ Richard Charnin (Truth Is All)
          Election Fraud (1968-2012) Quantitative Analysis and True Vote Models

          “The following states flipped from Gore in the exit poll to Bush in the
          recorded vote: AL AR AZ CO FL GA MO NC TN TX VA. Gore would have won the election if he captured just one of the states. Democracy died in this
          election.”

          This means Al Gore won all those states including Texas
          ……………..
          And, some suggestions for remedies:

          http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8889 By Brad Friedman

          Recommended #OWS Demand: Let ALL Citizens 18 and Older Vote, On Paper Ballots, Count Them in Public

          I offer the following simple “demand” for consideration by OWS, as this one likely underscores almost every other. Or, at least, without it, all other demands may ultimately be rendered moot. Every U.S. citizen 18 years of age or older who wishes to vote, gets to vote. Period. Those votes, on hand-marked paper ballots, will be counted publicly, by hand, on Election Night, at the precinct, in front of all observers and video cameras.
          ………..

          Or, voters could try a public vote, like roll call in Congress:

          See: Lynn Landes
          http://www.thelandesreport.com/VotingSecurity.htm

          The Case For Open Voting
          Democracy demands transparency, not trust -Sign up and be counted

          There is no transparency to our current voting system. Congress has legalized election fraud by allowing, if not mandating, non-transparent voting systems that prohibit direct access to a paper ballot and meaningful public oversight:

          ABSENTEE VOTING (1870’s)
          SECRET BALLOT (1880’s)
          VOTING MACHINES (1890’s)

          I believe that there should be only one standard of voting for both our political representatives and voters. I believe that all voting should be open and public – no machines, no absentee or early voting, and no secret ballots. Secret ballots are really an anonymous ballots that corrupt election officials can count any way they want. Why one standard of voting for politicians and another for the public?

          Under current circumstances, the only thing candidates and voters can do to
          find out how citizens really voted is to conduct their own CITIZEN AUDITS.

          Lynn Landes

          SUMMATION: This is how, for all practical purposes, America’s voting process became completely nontransparent and highly vulnerable to vote fraud by a relatively small group of people.

          Voting is the linchpin of democracy. And democracy demands transparency, not trust. Yet, there is no real transparency to the way Americans vote today. While our politicians are

          required to vote publicly and openly, we citizens are held to a different standard – a lower standard. We vote remotely, privately and anonymously by machine, absentee, early, and secret ballot. It’s an invitation to massive and undetectable vote fraud. Things weren’t always this way.

          BEFORE the Civil War, voting was a completely transparent process. It was
          only AFTER the Civil War, as the right to vote expanded to African Americans, that the voting process itself began to recede from public view and meaningful oversight. It started with absentee voting in the 1870’s, secret ballots in the 1880’s, and voting machines in the 1890’s. Today in America, 50% of all voting is by absentee or early, 95% of all votes are machine-processed, and 100% of all ballots are secret and anonymous. For the sake of convenience and ‘alleged’ voter protection, Congress has destroyed the transparency, verifiability, and integrity of America’s voting process.

          Making matters worse, our public voting system has been privatized and outsourced to a handful of domestic, foreign, and multi-national corporations, most of whom have close ties to the right wing of the Republican Party. Just two companies, ES&S and Diebold, started by two brothers, Bob and Todd Urosevich, electronically process (using touchscreen machines or optical scanners), 80% of all votes. Their employees are in a perfect position to rig elections nation-wide. And evidence is mounting that elections in America have been computer programmed to prefer conservative candidates of both political parties.
          ………

          If we cannot get rid of the abusive right wing machines:

          pdf of Gene Sharp’s online book: From Dictatorship to Democracy
          see back index for over 200 nonviolent actions to construct positive change.
          http://www.aeinstein.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FDTD.pdf
          ……………………..

          Another idea:
          via: http://markcrispinmiller.com/2013/08/obama-didnt-prosecute-bushcheney-out-of-fear-hed-end-up-like-paul-wellstone/

          Obama didn’t prosecute Bush/Cheney out of fear he’d end up like Paul Wellstone

          In comments:

          Interesting in its attempt to brush away all the bad law since the illegitimate 2000 election. Sandra Day O’Conner should testify as her only redemption. (if this is not a serious attempt, then O’Conner and everyone else should make it a serious attempt)

          http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/03/impeachment-of-u-s-president-albert-gore-jr-_ref-u-s-supreme-ct_case-no-00-949/

          IMPEACHMENT OF U.S. PRESIDENT ALBERT GORE, Jr._REF: U.S. Supreme Ct_Case No. 00-949

          Constitutional Grounds for the Impeachment and Fraud Upon the Supreme Court, et al…

          (Editor’s note: Only when America’s legally elected president, Al Gore, is returned to office and subjected to required impeachment proceedings, can constitutional authority in the United States be re-established. Toward that end, all actions of the Bush (43) presidency are to be declared “null and void,” all treaties abrogated, all executive actions declared unlawful and all actions including but not limited to the establishment of the United States as a criminal empire undone. The subsequent election of Barak Obama as president thus has no legal standing. Gordon Duff and Lee Wanta)

          Before the Supreme Court of the United States

          1. IMPROPER FAILURE TO REPORT,
          2. CONTINUOUS ABSENCE FROM HIS U.S. PRESIDENTIAL DUTIES,
          3. REFUSAL TO ACCEPT THE ELECTORAL VOTE DECISION OF THE AMERICAN POPULACE MAJORITY,
          4. CONTINUING VIOLATIONS OF PUBLIC TRUST AND EMPLOYMENT, WITHOUT DUE PROCESS, INCLUDING ATTEMPTS TO SUBVERT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.
          ………………..

          COMMENT of U.S. Supreme Court Reporter Jeffrey Toobin :

          ”To know Justice O’Connor as I am privileged to do is to know that the word
          ‘regret’ never passes her lips,” Toobin said. ” Did she regret her vote in Bush v. Gore? Did she regret the Bush presidency? You bet she did, and you bet she does.” 20apr13

          ”Maybe the court should have said, ‘we’re not going to take it, goodbye,”‘ O’Connor told the Chicago Tribune editorial board, in reference to the controversial Bush v. Gore decision resolving a dispute over the 2000 election in George W. Bush’s favor. “It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn’t done a real job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day.”
          ………………………..

          I like this idea because we could correct the illegal 2000 election, return all the public interest laws (Bill of Rights, Privacy rights, Human Rights against Torture, habius corpus, even the 500 year old Magna Carta) that Bush now even fearful Obama have overturned, finally try to turn around dangerous climate change, and get dangerous fukushima entombed as Al Gore is a scientifically based realist and so would act. That would be so good for the common good. I love it. And, so much better than the 2016 primaries and the general election controlled by abusive people/machines to select ( Bush and Clinton) candidates that would protect the abusers.

    • Bev

      @ Jackson
      Here is the CNN Pentagon video you are asking for. I just recently saw it.

      CNN’s Judy Woodruff interviews CNN’s Military Affairs Correspondent Jamie McIntyre as he reports live from the Pentagon on 9/11

      the 9/11 video that was aired once and never aired again

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Bn_CC_mrg

  • Amen Kevin.. BEAST MODE : ) Enjoy. Take care. Enjoy the game. Go Hawks.

  • Joe Smith

    Truthers…lol!
    Now I’m even happier to be rooting for the Patriots.

    • Joe C

      there is a term for bolstering one’s happiness by ignoring what is being presented to them. May you be happy in the life you have chosen.

    • Lucas Smith

      Since when did truth become a bad thing? The insult used to be to call you a liar.

      • Skulb

        Ignorance is strength I guess. Anyway the truth is evil according to neocon doctrines and constructing myths is much better. 9/11 is one of their big myths about “the other”; the evildoers against whom the American heroes must unite. It doesn`t matter to them that it`s all based on lies and anyone talking about the truth threatens the myth. That`s why “truther” is such a naughty word now. It literally expresses the deepest beliefs of the neocons when they slander the truth.

  • Bev

    Thanks. I also really like Kevin’s following article:
    http://digwithin.net/2015/01/25/barry-mcdaniel/
    Barry McDaniel and 15 Reasons to Investigate Stratesec

    I just recently saw the following very compelling talk:
    CIA WhistleBlower Susan Lindauer EXPOSES Everything! “Extreme Prejudice”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68LUHa_-OlA
    Go to 7:03 of video to hear Susan Lindauer

    Her next video tells of extreme oppression by military psychiatrists using anti-psychotic drugs to silence especially minority social justice protestors. This should be an issue for all:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1eG9VCA8m4
    Susan Lindauer – Extreme Prejudice – Cambridge, MA 10/2/12

    http://www.ae911truth.org/gallery/evidence.html
    Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
    Evidence

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?320748-5/washington-journal-architects-engineers-911-truth
    Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
    Richard Gage talked about his group, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which claimed that the World Trade Center was brought down by explosive demolition on September 11, 2001. The group was founded in 2006 and said its mission was to “expose the official lies and cover-up surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 in a way that inspires the people to overcome denial and understand the truth.”

    http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/2012/01/aa-exposes-bushs-big-lie-flight-11-did.html
    AA Exposes Bush’s ‘Big Lie’: Flight 11 DID NOT FLY on 911! by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

  • Gil G

    Because he has nothing better to do with his time obviously.

  • truth

    A lot of good information here and in the comments.

    Here is another good piece of information regarding whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, which sheds more clues:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiOtBqKyDYg

  • edwardrynearson

    Former center for Dallas Cowboys Mark Stepnowski talks about 9/11 truth a few years ago @ http://eddieleaks.org/mark-matthew-stepnoski-a-former-nfl-star-talks-911-truth/

  • Kat Falk-Pacheco

    Bin Laden was/is an asset for America during the Afghanistan-Russia war. The fbi admitted there was no hard evidence connectin bin Laden to 9/11. Even the questions have questions. One question hardly anyone asks, “cui Bono?”

    • gingercake5

      Yes, you’re right. Google — Osama December 2001 — and see what you find. Since then OBL was an imaginary boogie man to keep the war(s) going.

      • gingercake5

        The story that was made up to explain THE FACTS is actually the conspiracy theory. The facts are still the facts. When someone discovers a fact, of course it does not jive with the official conspiracy theory.

  • suzannedk

    I have been attempting to unsubscribe from this Washington’s Bog. Help me do this please!

  • Kenric L. Ashe

    I’m surprised the name Dick Cheney is nowhere in that list.

  • Aaron Dykes

    This is great! As we reported last year, Pete Carroll apparently also confronted a 4-star Army General affiliated with the team about 9/11, the Pentagon attacks, the Iraq War and more… http://truthstreammedia.com/911-truther-seizes-mic-during-mvps-superbowl-victory-speech/

  • The thing that turned my mind about 911 was when they found one of the “hijackers” (there WERE NO HIJACKERS) passport. It flew out of his pocket/suitcase/whatever, out of an exploding boeing, out of an exploding skyscraper, onto what – the only spot without massive debris on it? In PRISTINE CONDITION, an “anonymous passerby” found it and turned it into the FBI: HERE’S WHO DID IT! Sound like Charlie Hedbo? Israel did 911, with inside help from traitorous neo-cons in the U.S. government. Then, guess what? Israel can now BLACKMAIL the U.S. government about it. That’s what’s going on.

    And guess who’s coming in March 3 to speak to the traitors in congress: one of the 911 planners NETANYAHU. We should grab him and throw him in jail, but congress will give him 29 standing ovations, watch this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK7SRYp4sBc

    • Check out this blog, please, it was made in 1 shot years ago, never updated, and as true today as it was then:

      http://plungerspeaks.blogspot.com/

    • Skulb

      Well done! I had the following conversation at work on 9/12-01.

      Colleague: “There weren`t any explosives!” (I had said the day before that there had to have been and this was his response to me)
      Me: “That`s physically impossible! Buildings don`t collapse because of office fires.”
      Colleague: “But they said it on TV. The investigators have discovered that there were no explosives.”
      Me: “Then they are lying and there is a coverup going on. You can`t investigate a huge disaster site like that properly in 24 hours.”
      Colleague: “Coverup of what”
      Me: “I don`t know. Perhaps they want to start a war and arranged the whole thing somehow. It depends who they decide to blame for it.”

      I am still wondering why so few reacted to 9/11 the way I did. The official story was a joke from the start.

  • Jim F

    So, thousands of people are keeping quiet about a conspiracy related to the most deadly attack ever done on US soil? The government is far to incompetent to pull off anything close to this — and incompetence also explains most of the government actions leading up to and after 9/11. http://youtu.be/kcrF346sS_I

    • Not a Smart Idea

      You are a fool and putting up a video by two men who made a fortune deceiving the public is not a smart idea either.

    • Skulb

      You`re delusional. First you dismiss concrete evidence without looking at it, with reference to this subjective waffle about what you personally think is plausible. At the same time I would be absolutely amazed if you didn`t believe chapter and verse in the much greater Nazi conspiracy which dominated American public life for three decades last century. How can you on the one hand pretend that criminals in government can`t possibly keep a secret and on the other accept the notion that the Nazis – hundreds of thousands of them – conspired to conquer the world and kill off all the undesirables along the way? If one is impossible they both are.
      The people who pulled off 9/11 would not speak out because they would be convicted of high treason, war crimes and mass murder if they did. Others will not because they will lose their jobs or be killed and others keep quite because they are being threatened by the people who did do it. If you had to choose between life and the truth you might keep quiet too. Nevertheless some people have spoken out. You just refuse to look for them because you decide before looking at evidence what you are going to believe. And that is of course how superstitious people and magical thinkers always operate.

  • scott_ewing

    Best documentary I’ve yet seen on the case for Controlled Demolition
    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEkVsj88Xsg

  • Bev

    In defense of courageous Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll:

    Debunking Super Bowl conspiracy theories
    Except the one that might be true
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/02/05/super-debunk/

    Posted by Kevin Barrett on February 5, 2015

    Had it gone for a touchdown (roughly a 45% probability) Carroll would be hailed as a genius. Had it been incomplete (a slightly over 50% probability), the next play or two would have determined whether Carroll looked like a genius or an idiot. But through spectacular bad luck, a “black swan” interception occurred – a very low probability event with huge consequences.

    Russell Wilson’s interception rate in 2014-15 was 1.5%. That means there was roughly a one in seventy-five chance of an interception…at most. Actually, the odds were probably much lower, because short yardage situation passes are far less risky. Of all 33 post-1998 endgame goal line pass attempts comparable to Seattle’s at the end of the Super Bowl, not one was intercepted. So Carroll could expect odds of an interception between 1.5% and 0%. By NFL standards, this was not an especially risky call.

    When a coach takes a risk, he is setting himself up to look like an even bigger genius, or an even bigger idiot, than if he played it safe. Usually coaches play it too safe, because they’re more afraid of looking like idiots than they are eager to look like geniuses. Unexpected onside kicks, for example, are successful 60% of the time – and the payoff of a successful onside kick is much higher than the loss from an unsuccessful one. So theoretically teams should maximize their onside kicks almost up to the point it becomes expected. But that doesn’t happen, because human nature is irrationally risk-averse.

    Carroll took a very slight risk, arguably a smart risk, by passing. Mathematically, that risk could be defined as the difference between the very slight odds of an interception and the even slighter odds of a fumble. At the time, that risk looked minimal. With 20-20 hindsight, it looks much larger than it actually was at the time.

    Then there is the larger question: If you were going to throw a game, is this really how you would do it? Innumerable instances of sheer freakish luck, cutting both directions, led to the Seahawks having the ball on the Patriots’ one yard line with less than a minute to go. The Seahawks could easily have won had Jermaine Kearse just lurched in the right direction – across the goal line –after making a wildly improbable catch while lying on his back with about one minute left in the game. If the game had been fully thrown, meaning a Patriot victory was decided on in advance, this situation never would have arisen.

    During our debate, Jim falsely claimed the Seahawks had three time outs left at the time of Carroll’s disastrous call. In fact, they only had one time out. You’ve got your facts foxed, Jim!

    Had Wilson’s pass attempt gone incomplete, the Seahawks would still have had a timeout left. Whereas had they handed off to Marshawn Lynch, as everyone including the Patriots defense expected, and been stuffed (as predictable runs often are) they would have had to call their last timeout, locking them into predictable pass plays for their last two attempts.

    So Carroll’s smart, gutsy call meant that all three of Seattle’s attempts on New England’s goal line (absent a black swan) would be unpredictable and hence unexpected. Running three unpredictable plays – plays that cannot be anticipated and likely stopped – should have a significantly higher chance of overall success than running three predicable plays – the likely result had Carroll opted for the run rather than the disastrous pass.

    Jim’s baseless conspiracy theory is an insult to Pete Carroll, who appears to be a man of unusual courage and integrity. I hope Jim will come to his senses and either withdraw his accusation, or at least admit that the arguments he used during today’s No Lies Weekly News were fallacious, and then offer some less fallacious arguments.

    Monday-morning quarterbacks love to second-guess coaches’ calls, and this year’s Super Bowl is no exception. Jim isn’t the only Seahawks fan who has crossed the line from typical Monday morning quarterback syndrome into something akin to paranoia.

    The London Daily Mail is promoting the even more bizarre theory that Carroll’s unfortunate call was all about race. According to this thesis, Carroll is a racist who wanted a black guy white people like (Russell Wilson) instead of a black guy white people don’t like (Marshawn Lynch) to be the hero. So in the final minutes of a tight Super Bowl, the coach is thinking about race relations, not about how to catch the other team by surprise and maximize his odds of winning? Would that kind of a guy ever rise to become an NFL coach, much less the best one in the business?

    To sum up: All the conspiracy theories about this year’s Super Bowl are utterly implausible…all except one.

    Mine.

    Et voila:

    Did Patriot’s coach Bill Belichick – the ball-deflator who has been caught illegally stealing the other team’s signals so he can anticipate their plays– “intercept” Pete Carroll’s pass call, and “pass” the word to his defense so Malcolm Butler could get into position to make that interception?

    As Gary Dzen of Boston.com put it:

    By now you’ve probably watched the clip of Malcolm Butler picking off Russell Wilson to seal the Super Bowl for the Patriots. No matter what you think of the call by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to throw the ball in that spot, it’s an incredible play.

    The angle below, shot by someone on the sidelines right next to the end zone, shows just how far Butler (No.21 at the left of your screen) has to come to make the play. Look at the anticipation. Dude knows exactly what play is coming and gets to the spot faster than seems possible.

    Call me paranoid, but it seemed to me that the announcers worked way too hard at hypnotizing us into believing that Carroll’s call was horribly bad, when in fact it obviously was not, for reasons I’ve outlined above. That freak interception could never have happened unless the Patriots knew exactly what play was coming. By whipping up anti-Carroll hysteria, were the announcers blowing smoke to cover up the Patriots’ obvious foreknowledge of the play call?

    That could explain why the Patriot’s locker room was so eerily calm after the game. They knew they had won by cheating. In the wake of deflate-gate, and now this, they would feel rather…deflated.

    And here’s where one of Jim Fetzer’s arguments may have some substance.

    Jim claims that billions of dollars more were bet on the Seahawks than the Patriots. So the Sheldon Adelson mob and their friends badly wanted a Patriots victory. With that kind of money riding on the game, might some form of high-tech spying have been used to intercept the Seahawks’ signals and pass them to Belichik? And might the most important “intercept” have led to the game-deciding interception?

    If my surmise is right – and it’s just a surmise – Pete Carroll would be the victim of a conspiracy, not a participant.

  • Bev

    Correcting oversight: http://www.c-span.org/video/?320748-5/washington-journal-architects-engineers-911-truth

    Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

    Richard Gage talked about his group, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which claimed that the World Trade Center was brought down by explosive demolition on September 11, 2001. The group was founded in 2006 and said its mission was to “expose the official lies and cover-up surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 in a way that inspires the people to overcome denial and understand the truth.”

    Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
    http://www.ae911truth.org/
    http://www.ae911truth.org/gallery/evidence.html
    Build a Better World….
    …………

    http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/2012/01/aa-exposes-bushs-big-lie-flight-11-did.html

    AA Exposes Bush’s ‘Big Lie’: Flight 11 DID NOT FLY on 911!
    by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

    American Airlines is the source for information that AA Flights 11 (North Tower) and 77 (Pentagon) did not fly on 911. If neither flew on 911, the Bush ‘theory’ is a lie. If the Bush ‘theory’ is a lie, there remains only one explanation and that is: 911 was an inside job given a green-light by Bush himself. Moreover –only Pentagon employees were autopsied as a result of Flight 77 crashing the Pentagon. There are NO names of passengers on the list, which is, in fact, the only admissible evidence to survive Bush’s cover up and his obvious and felonious destruction of evidence (wreckage) at the Pentagon.

    These “holes” are fatal to the Bush government’s crumbling cover up! Conan Doyle, the brilliant creator of the character Sherlock Holmes, said:

    “When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however implausible must be the truth!”
    Bush’s official conspiracy theory of 911 is not only impossible, it is absurd and insulting to intelligent people!

    The Bush Conspiracy Theory is impossible; That’s why we know it is a lie!

    ……………

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1559151.stm

    Sunday, 23 September, 2001, 12:30 GMT 13:30 UK



    Hijack ‘suspects’ alive and well

    Another of the men named by the FBI as a hijacker in the suicide attacks on Washington and New
    York has turned up alive and well.

    …………………..

  • BS Official Story

    Why? That is pretty simple. The official story is nonsense. That is why. Office fires do not cause buildings to collapse in free fall speed into their own footprints. Building 7 looks exactly like a controlled demolition and that is what it was. From the magical passport that survived that day to building 7 —- the official story is moronic and just a bunch of lies. Come on people!!! Wake up America. The official story is BS.

  • Skulb

    People are just scared. That`s why they lash out at exposure of the 9/11 lies of the US government. It feels safer than actually looking into the issue, just in case they`ve been lied to. As for being called a “conspiracy theorist”, for having the brains (not hard) to see that the official story is impossible, the best response to that is simply pointing out that the official account is a conspiracy theory too. And one for which there is flimsy evidence. In fact if any conspiracy theory deserves to be compared to Bigfoot and Loch Ness it`s the US government`s explanation for 9/11. I laughed at it the day after 9/11 and it`s still funny. Magical Muslims and disappearing skyscrapers; ALAKAZAM!
    Of course it would be funnier if we didn`t have to spend decades explaining to people that the woman wasn`t actually sawed in half because that would kill her. Sigh….
    Oh well. Carroll is the man at any rate. I despise organized sports but I`ll make an exception for him. Go Seahawks!

  • rlaycock

    Pete Carroll displayed all you need to know about how his brain works on the goal line of the Super Bowl. He has always shot himself in the foot by refusing to think the obvious.

    He’s so smart he’s stupid.

  • Adolf Thomas

    Very good article.

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