9/11: The Repression of Dissent and the 16th Anniversary of the Crime and Cover-up of the Century
BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 11 Sep 2017
Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service
The Power of Big Lie Propaganda, Blind Patriotism, Ignorance and Denial
“You`ve got gangsters in power and law-breakers making the rules.”
— Bob Dylan, from “When You Gonna Wake Up?”
“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.”
— Josef Stalin
“A lie told often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.”
— Joseph Goebbels, German Nazi “Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment”
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
— Joseph Goebbels
“The rank and file is usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious. The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly… it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
— Joseph Goebbels
“(It isn’t) that US foreign policy is cruel because American leaders are cruel. It’s that our leaders are cruel because only those willing to be inordinately cruel and remorseless can hold positions of leadership in the foreign policy establishment; it might as well be written into the job description. People capable of expressing a full human measure of compassion and empathy toward faraway powerless strangers…do not become president of the United States, or vice president, or secretary of state, or national security adviser or secretary of the treasury. Nor do they want to.”
— William Blum, from Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower
“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses … the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic.”
— Dresden James
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
“I will begin by stating what we know to be a solid, incontrovertible, scientific fact. We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings, to ‘pancake’ at free fall speed. Therefore, it is an incontrovertible fact that the official explanation of the collapse of the WTC buildings is false.”
—Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President Ronald Reagan
11 Sep 2017 – Well, it’s that time of the year again. Ever since 9/11/01, everybody in a position of political power, military power or economic power in the US (and their lobbyists, paid and unpaid trolls and assorted hangers-on) will again be trying to ignore, deflect or mis-direct the overwhelming evidence that proves to any un-conflicted person that has no ulterior political motives that the official White House conspiracy theories first concocted by the Cheney/Bush administration back in 2001 are provably false – not to mention treasonous.
And what is worse is that the crimes (and subsequent cover-ups of the crimes) that were perpetrated on that day are largely to blame for the illegal and ill-advised “US-led” killing operations that have generated millions of innocent deaths, billions of cases of physical and mental suffering among the war refugees (in the Middle East, Europe and North Africa) and trillions of squandered US taxpayer dollars that now makes it impossible to pay for the everyday hundred-year climate catastrophes like Hurricane Harvey.
As long as the outlaws are making the rules, these All-American crimes and cover-ups that have escalated since 2001 will go unpunished, thus allowing the criminals to re-offend at will. And it should go without saying that without justice there will be no peace, no healing, no reconciliation and no reparations.
The following evidence is offered in support of the allegations in this column about 9/11. Hopefully the principles learned from the self-inflicted acts on that infamous day will help to de-mystify some of the other Big Lie myths from America’s sordid past history that have become nearly impossible to expose or overcome. Those myths include many of the multitude of War Street military misadventures, every Wall Street fraud, crisis or crash, every covered-up toxic mine tailings spill, every toxic chemical/oil refinery spill, every pipeline spill, every covered-up act of corporate fraud, every corporate bail-out, etc, etc. The main contrast with 9/11 is that the controlled demolition of the three towers on the same day was so much more dramatic that just having the Twin Towers stay standing after having two aircraft (in all likelihood they were just un-manned military drones) that were destined to be demolished beyond recognition, unless the demolition failed, in which case no firefighters would have perished, no mobilization for war would have happened, and we would have discovered who the real culprits were.
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The most comprehensive analysis of the important science that totally debunks the official Cheney/Bush/Rumsfeld White House conspiracy theories comes from the brilliant Dr James Fetzer. The recently-produced video interview is titled: “9/11: Who was Responsible and Why”. It can be accessed at:
Any honorable, open-minded individual without any conflicts of interest who watches the Fetzer video (or any of the many other videos cited at the end of this article) will be convinced that the 9/11 Truth movement has been telling the truth for the last 16 years. Real patriots, such as the ones in the Truth movement, who love their country enough to have a lover’s quarrel with it, will need to re-think their politics and re-examine the support that they have given to political and media leadership entities that have been living in denial for so long. This information will give cognitive dissonance shakes to any 9/11 ex-debunker who has the courage to study the proofs.
A truly independent, publicly-funded truth and reconciliation commission (with subpoena powers) needs to be convened in order to re-examine the voluminous evidence before unbiased judges and juries; and it needs to be done before Dick Cheney most recent heart transplant gives out.
Following are images in support of these assertions about 9/11. Please study them.
Below is a short list of a few of the absurdities that the Cheney/Bush White House, thanks to massive Pentagon, FBI and Big Media support, has managed to get millions of gullible Americans to believe – thanks to Joseph Goebbels Big Lie propaganda principles:
- On the morning of 9/11/01, 19 Arab Muslims outwitted the most sophisticated military defense system in the world – FOUR TIMES.
- The laws of physics were suspended in New York City, with three high-rise, massively steel-reinforced skyscrapers all collapsing at free-fall speed directly into their footprints.
- The laws of chemistry were suspended in New York City when dozens of massive steel girders, whose melting point is 2,750 degrees Fahrenheit, were simultaneously and explosively melted by burning aviation fuel, whose maximum achievable temperature (even when burned in 100% oxygen) is 1517 degrees F.
- Three World Trade Center tower, each of which were designed to easily tolerate such impacts were allegedly brought down by two airliners.
- None of the names of the 19 alleged hi-jackers were mentioned in the passenger manifest lists.
- At least five of the alleged hi-jackers have been found to be alive and well and living in the Mid-East. Some of them have been interviewed by the BBC.
- In 2001, it was impossible for commercially-available cell phones to transmit messages from planes that were flying higher than 2,000 feet of altitude or at speeds exceeding 230 MPH. (Flight 93 was flying at 30,000 feet and at 500 MPH when calls were allegedly made. The calls were clever hoaxes, particularly the infamous “Let’s Roll” call.
Last year, during the week leading up to the 15th anniversary of the dramatic controlled demolitions of the three World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7, every major television network and virtually every cable TV channel offered special presentations supporting the absurd – and provably false – Cheney/Bush/Rumsfeld conspiracy theories that two jet planes (and their brief and rapidly self-extinguishing jet fuel fires) burned down the 3 massively steel-reinforced concrete WTC skyscrapers, all three explosively and dramatically disintegrating into fine powder and falling directly into their own footprints in less than 12 seconds!! Witnesses of the collapsing skyscrapers also heard multiple loud explosions prior to and during the collapses, but the television stations muted the sounds of the bombs in the footage that was re-played over and over again on network stations.
Sadly, NPR, MPR and WPR – my previously respected public radio stations that I rely on for most of my news (and that regularly ask me for money) – have resolutely refused to interview any of the thousands of really smart, clear-headed, altruistic, truth-seeking scientists, architects, engineers, pilots, physicists, psychologists, chemists, theologians, researchers, scholars, philosophers and authors who have put together documentaries, written censored-out books and amassed enormous amounts of court-of-law-ready evidence proving that the obvious controlled demolitions of the three WTC towers on 9/11/01 constituted criminal false flag operations – planned and perpetrated by sociopathic US government insiders who have naturally maintained their silence concerning their treasonous actions. The perpetrators can be expected to keep mum until they die or their attenuated consciences can no longer be stifled.
Despite the fact that the enormous amount of scientific evidence proves without a doubt that the event was a false flag operation, our nation’s most co-opted and most sociopathic, serially lying leaders have resolutely refused to acknowledge their complicity in the crime of the century and its cover-up. Being involved in a cover-up of a crime is also a crime, so one must ask: are NPR, MPR and WPR accomplices of whatever nefarious entities orchestrated the crime?
Of course, those radio stations admittedly have a lot of co-accomplices, which include the publishers, editors and news anchors of every major television and radio station, the owners of every major newspaper and magazine, each one of their talking heads and news anchors, every legislator (except for Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone [google “Wellstone – They Killed Him ”]) – and you know what happened to him), every member of the Bush administration, every member of the Obama administration and every member of the Trump administration – each of whom are deep into denial about the provable facts that they apparently refuse to examine or speak out about . “See no Truth; Hear no Truth; Speak no Truth” seems to be the order of the day.
Prior to the 9/11 anniversary events last year, my local PBS-TV station screened a new documentary that was produced specially for the anniversary. It was titled “9/11: Inside the Pentagon” and it was re-broadcast a total of 8 times over the week prior to 9/11/16! “Methinks they protest too much”, as Shakespeare would have said.
The documentary was a total bundle of patriotic disinformation that ignored the unassailable facts documented in this article. None of the hundreds of unassailably true 9/11 Truth documentaries were shown in my area. PBS had obviously been co-opted by powerful entities that control the media, including some of public media’s advertisers, underwriters and corporate sponsors, donors and supporters! He who pays the piper, gets to call the tune.
The PBS documentary consisted of breathless, tear-jerking testimony from several of the Pentagon employees that survived whatever it was that crashed into that highly video-monitored building. The video from a nearby gas station that had a video monitor aimed at the Pentagon and that would have shown exactly what flew into the Pentagon that day, was immediately confiscated by the FBI and has never been released to the public. Sure signs of a conspiracy.
The only so-called evidence for Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon that the DOD eventually produced were five ridiculously unconvincing and obviously photo-shopped images that only showed an indistinct, quite small plane-like shadow in one frame and fiery explosions in three of the other frames. For information on the crime and cover-up at the Pentagon and a detailed expose of the infamous, obviously doctored-up still pictures that, interestingly, were dated 9/12/01, 17:37 (5:37 pm) rather than 9/11/01, 9:37 (9:37 am) the actual time of the hit), go to: http://911research.wtc7.net/mirrors/guardian2/pentagon/what-hit-it.htm.
And of course there was no plane debris found lying around outside the concrete walls of the Pentagon. None of the thousands of photos taken at the scene showed any evidence of Flight 77’s 127,000 pounds of aluminum fuselage and wings. No photos showed the plane’s indestructible titanium jet engines, and there was no evidence of luggage, passenger seats, black boxes or body parts that always litter the scene of passenger plane crashes. Something other than a Boeing 757 hit that building. A true sign of a conspiracy to cover-up the facts.
The provable facts documenting the conspiratorial crimes and the subsequent cover-ups are not theories any longer. They are documentable facts, no matter what the paid trolls and bribed politicians assert. Of course, true to Hitler, Stalin and Goebbels truisms mentioned above, the 9/11 Big Lie has been told millions of times, easily drowning out the truth that is never given a chance at the microphone or podium.
What really happened on 9/1/01 is obviously a taboo subject that the military/industrial/congressional complex and the compliant mainstream media is terrified of even hinting at, even among the many supposedly trustworthy liberal-minded investigative journalists that are on the staffs of every media outlet. They either can’t handle the truth or, fearing loss of employment, are obedient to their publishers, editors and advertisers and therefore ignore certain unwelcome truths. Fear is a powerful motivating factor.
PBS is known for their frequent acts of dis-informing their viewers. The disinformation is particularly notable in their highly pro-corporate Frontline documentaries, which I have generally enjoyed over the years. I have witnessed the occasional Frontline production where PBS has produced extremely slanted, heavily pro-corporate, pro-Big Pharma, pro-Big Vaccine, pro-Big Medicine documentaries that has on several occasions, promoted the alleged safety and efficacy of Big Pharma’s provably toxic psychiatric drugs and Big Vaccine’s provably neurotoxic and autoimmunity-inducing infant vaccines. A very knowledgeable neuroscientist who knows the neurotoxicology of vaccines was interviewed for the first of two Frontline special reports of vaccines and not a single minute of his 6 hours of testimony made the final cut, which was a hatchet job and an insult to the thousands of parents whose children died or became disabled shortly after being over-vaccinated. (Incidentally, it should be mentioned, Big Pharma’s Eli Lilly, the maker of thimerosal and any number of popular, neurotoxic and addictive psych drugs, is a corporate sponsor of PBS.) It also should be mentioned that PBS has continued accepting the financial underwriting of NOVA of David Koch and then squashed a scheduled expose of the nefarious agendas of the anti-democracy Koch Brothers.
Neither PBS or any of my local or regional or national public TV or radio outlets have ever screened or broadcast any of the many powerful and irrefutably true 9/11 Truth documentaries that are already widely available on YouTube (see a list of my personal favorites further below).
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What bothers me a good deal is the fact that most of America’s soon-to-be-able-to-vote youngsters (who were either unborn, infants, toddlers or naïve children back in 2001) have never had the opportunity to see the evidence that implicates their own government, their own politicians, their own FBI, their own CIA and their own DOD in the Crime and Cover-up of the Century. What is needed, of course, is complete transparency, which is almost impossible to achieve in our highly politicized nation that is run by greedy elites that refuse to give up power.
And so a sizable proportion of a new generation of manipulated, brain-washed, ignorant or distracted Americans is unaware that its nation’s perpetual war agenda and the diabolical military and economic destabilizations of weaker nations around the world is actually understandable if one comprehends what really happened on 9/11/01.
9/11 was the justification for the American military stupidly (or cunningly, in the case of US corporate war profiteers) invading Afghanistan and Iraq.
9/11 was the justification for the formation of the Gestapo-like Department of Homeland Security and the increasingly powerful Surveillance State, each of which has done its part in gutting the US Constitution.
9/11 was the justification for the Patriot Acts [as well as every National Defense Authorization Act since then] and justification for the perpetual “Wars on Terror” that would not otherwise be the new normal. Without coming clean about the truth of 9/11, neither America’s credibility nor the sustainability of the planet can be assured.
Powerful media-perpetrated Big Lie propaganda has justified in the minds of most citizens the endless claims that the “attacks” were orchestrated by Osama bin Laden and not by America’s own military/industrial complex that worships at the alters of Mammon and Mars.
The evidence for the above assertions is overwhelming and is easily available for confirmation for anybody with internet access and the ability to overcome their innate blind patriotism, their cognitive dissonance and their unwillingness to search for the truth. My colleagues in the 9/11 Truth community only hope for an honest appraisal of the established facts and that readers will start reading between the lines and start thinking critically.
Below are the best video-documentaries for anybody who is open to hearing unwelcome truths,. The list begins with the shortest videos first.
Seventeen of the Best 9/11 Truth Exposes for Truth-seekers who Might Have Limited Amounts of Time for Their Research Compiled by Gary G. Kohls, MD, past member, Health Professionals for 9/11 Truth:
1) “DOD Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Has No Clue About WTC7” (3 Minutes):
2) “9/11 – The Truth in 5 Minutes” – (From the Corbett Report):
3) “The Five Dancing Israelis (Mossad) on 9/11” (7 Minutes):
4) “25 Hard Facts About 9/11” (10 Minutes):
5) “Rumsfeld on 9/10/01: Pentagon is Missing $2.3 Trillion” (11 Minutes):
6) “Who Benefited From 9/11?” (16 Minutes):
7) “Exposing the fraud of 9/11” (22 Minutes):
8) “CIA Insider Tells 9/11 Truth” (23 Minutes):
9) Richard Gage (of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth): “The World Is Ready! (ie, for the truth)” (42 Minutes):
10) “911 What Really Happened?” (25 Minutes):
11) James Corbett’s “9/11 Trillions: Follow the Money” (60 Minutes):
12) “9/11: A Scientific Look at the Evidence” (63 Minutes):
13) “9/11 – Anatomy of a Great Deception” (90 Minutes):
14) David Ray Griffin’s Presentation – “9/11 The Myth and The Reality” (100 Minutes):
15) Massimo Mazzucco’s “September 11 – The New Pearl Harbor” (115 Minutes)
16) “Under Occupation: 9/11 Reality” (Canadian – 120 minutes):
17) “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out” (Full Film from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth – 140 Minutes):
A Small Selection of 911 Truth Websites:
26 Questions That Deceived Americans Need to Ask:
1) Did you know that a third World Trade Center high-rise building also fell on September 11th? WTC Building 7 was a 47-storey, steel-framed skyscraper located a full block away from the Twin Towers and it was not even hit by any plane. Nonetheless, it fell at near free-fall speed straight down into its own footprint at 5:20 p.m. that afternoon.
2) Did you know that the owner of Building 7, Larry Silverstein, said “We’ve had such a terrible loss of life that maybe the smartest thing to do is “pull it” [Building 7] and they made that decision – to pull – and then we watched the building collapse”? And yet The 9/11 Commission Report never mentioned a thing about Building 7 [“Pull” is an industry term for using controlled demolition.]
3) Did you know that “Lucky” Larry Silverstein was awarded 4.68 billion dollars in insurance claims for the Twin Towers which he had just leased six weeks before 9/11 from the Port Authority of New York. The Port Authority had previously declined to spend the multi million dollars necessary to remove the asbestos and bring the Towers up to code required by law?
4) Did you know that – in the history of architecture – fire has never caused any steel-frame building to collapse, except on 9/11 when three skyscrapers fell at near free-fall speeds despite the fact that there were scores of massive steel columns in the core of each of the Twin Towers?
5) Did you know that many of the WTC steel columns and beams were quickly re—cycled or shipped overseas – before any independent investigation could be done? (This is unprecedented and contrary to federal crime scene laws, making New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani indictable for those federal crimes.)
6) Did you know that fighter jets routinely are scrambled the minute any airplane loses contact with the FAA or deviates from its flight path and that the jets only take 20 minutes to get in the air in pursuit?
7) Did you know that in the nine months preceding 9/11 there were 67 jet fighter scrambles of wayward airplanes in US airspace and that on average 100 intercepts occur each year?
8) Did you know that the Secret Service broke established protocols by allowing President Bush to remain in a well-publicized classroom photo op for at least 8 minutes after it was revealed to him that “America was under attack” (when Andy Card informed him that the second plane had hit the second tower)?
9) Did you know that the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has never revealed the identities of the stock speculators who made millions of dollars in profits by short-selling the stocks of American and United airlines whose planes were allegedly involved in the attacks?
10) Did you know that there were countless warnings of “impending terrorist attacks” from at least 11 countries prior to 9/11 and that the threat level for such an attack was ‘blinking red’ according to the Director of the CIA George Tenet?
11) Did you know that Attorney General John Ashcroft, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, author Salmon Rushdie and (according to Newsweek) a group of high-ranking generals at the Pentagon were warned not to fly on 9/11, but the identities of those who told them were never revealed?
12) Did you know that in September of 2000 a NeoConservative group of Republicans known as The Project for A New American Century (PNAC, many of whom would become key officials in the Bush administration the next year) wrote that their proposed massive military buildup would proceed slowly “absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”?
13) Did you know that at least 6 of the alleged 9/11 hijackers were reported to be still alive according to BBC and UK print media reports in the weeks following 9/11?
14) Did you know that the FBI has said that there is no evidence to link Osama bin Laden to 9/11 and that bin Laden was never listed on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for the crimes committed on 9/11/01?
15) Did you know that the leading scholar to investigate Osama bin Laden’s life (Bruce Lawrence) stated that the December 2001 confession tape, which the Bush White House flaunted, was a fake?
16) Did you know that Secretary of State Colin Powell promised a White Paper proving that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were responsible for 9/11 back in 2001 – but never produced it?
17) Did you know that the Bush administration resisted the formation of the 9/11 Commission for 441 days? Or that similar investigations, such as those for Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination and the space shuttle disasters, all started within one week?
18) Did you know that “The Jersey Girls” – four courageous of widows of 9/11 victims – finally forced the 9/11 Commission into existence and presented many questions, 70% of which were ignored by the Commission? Or that under the leadership of Bush administration insider, Philip Zelikow, the final report failed to address any of the evidence pointing to official complicity? (And the 9/11 Commission Report never said word one about WTC 7?)
19) Did you know that no official agency (the FAA, FBI or the airlines) has ever released a list of the 9/11 passengers – including the names of the supposed hijackers – but that within hours after the attacks, the FBI released a definitive list of the 19 so-called hijackers?
20) Did you know that multiple air defense drills (war games) were planned for the morning of 9/11 and that these exercises left only a few pairs of fighter jets available to protect the entire North East Air Defense Sector of the United States, leaving Washington, DC and New York City vulnerable to air attacks?
21) Did you know that there was no visible airplane debris where Flight 93 supposedly crashed near Shanksville, PA? There was only a small smoking hole in the ground, much like a bomb crater, with a pile of planted scrap metal, but that there was debris from the aircraft found 8 miles away at New Baltimore? And that Shanksville Mayor Ernie Stull said three different times in an interview (for a 2003 German documentary) that there was “no airplane”?
22) Did you know that office furniture burns at low temperatures of 600 to 800°F, and that jet fuel (kerosene), an ordinary hydrocarbon, has a maximum burning temperature of 1200°F, but that steel doesn’t even start melting until temperatures reach 2750°F?
23) Did you know that tests have shown that cellphone calls – back in 2001 – could not have been made at altitudes over 8,000 feet for any meaningful duration and that, more significantly, United Airlines Flight 93 was proven to be 35,000 to 40,000 feet when calls were alleged to have been made?
24) Did you know that bombs went off in the North Tower in the sub-basement a few seconds before the first plane hit – according to testimony from Willie Rodriguez, a janitor who became known as “the last man out” and who was awarded a medal by President Bush for his bravery in rescuing dozens of people from the North Tower before it collapsed? Rodriguez testified that he and fellow workers heard multiple explosions coming from various locations in the floors above.
25) Did you know that alleged hijacker Hani Hanjour was known as an incompetent pilot to his trainers and yet he supposedly pulled off an unprecedented 270° turn at 500 mph, diving 7,000 feet in less than 3 minutes and then supposedly crashed Flight 77 into the least populated, most reinforced section of the Pentagon?
26) Did you know that the vast majority of the mainstream media in the US is owned and controlled by five or six major corporate conglomerates with military/industrial/congressional complex ties and that there has been no honest coverage of alternative views about 9/1 that contradict the official Bush White House conspiracy theories? Any time the issue of 9/11 is raised, the MSM accuses the questioner of being a conspiracy theorist or – what is worse – even a traitor.
Dr Gary Kohls is a retired physician from Duluth, MN, USA and a member of the TRANSCEND Network. In the decade prior to his retirement, he practiced what could best be described as “holistic (non-drug) and preventive mental health care”. Since his retirement, he has written a weekly column for the Duluth Reader, an alternative newsweekly magazine. His columns mostly deal with the dangers of American imperialism, friendly fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, and the dangers of Big Pharma, psychiatric drugging, the over-vaccinating of children and other movements that threaten American democracy, civility, health and longevity and the future of the planet. Many of his columns are archived at http://duluthreader.com/search?search_term=Duty+to+Warn&p=2; http://www.globalresearch.ca/author/gary-g-kohls; or at https://www.transcend.org/tms/search/?q=gary+kohls+articles; firstname.lastname@example.org
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