Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
First hour: Bruce Levine, Ph.D clinical psychologist, author Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy; and Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations, and a World Gone Crazy. Check out his excellent new article, Are Americans Too Broken for the Truth to Set Us Free?
Second hour: Alison Weir, If Americans Knew, setting the record straight on the Palestinian-Zionist conflict. Several of Alison Weir's articles have been included in anthologies, and she has given briefings on Capitol Hill, presentations at the Asia Media Summit in Kuala Lumpur and at the Jerusalem Media Center Conference in the West Bank, and lectures at Harvard Law School, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Naval Postgraduate Institute, Georgetown, and numerous other campuses.
Final half hour: Rolf Lindgren will join me to discuss our brief for the defense KSM Conspiracy Charges Analyzed and Debunked. By the way, I am working with Saad Ali and other members of We Are Change Chicago (last week's guests) to plan some truth-squadding actions at the Thompson Correctional Center in Northern Illinois where, according to Obama, KSM and the False-Confession Five will soon be imprisoned.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Webster Tarpley is one of the most important geopolitical analysts of our time. His brand-new article "Obama Declares War on Pakistan" rips the veil off the covert Anglo-American war against Pakistan. I am posting the entire article below, since it is brand-new and I can't find it posted elsewhere yet.
OBAMA DECLARES WAR ON PAKISTAN
By Webster G. Tarpley
Washington DC, Dec. 11 -- Obama’s West Point speech of December 1 represents far more than the obvious brutal escalation in Afghanistan -- it is nothing less than a declaration of all-out war by the United States against Pakistan. This is a brand-new war, a much wider war now targeting Pakistan, a country of 160 million people armed with nuclear weapons. In the process, Afghanistan is scheduled to be broken up. This is no longer the Bush Cheney Afghan war we have known in the past. This is something immensely bigger: the attempt to destroy the Pakistani central government in Islamabad and to sink that country into a chaos of civil war, Balkanization, subdivision and general mayhem. The chosen strategy is to massively export the Afghan civil war into Pakistan and beyond, fracturing Pakistan along ethnic lines. It is an oblique war using fourth-generation or guerrilla warfare techniques to assail a country which the United States and its associates in aggression are far too weak to attack directly. In this war, the Taliban are employed as US proxies. This aggression against Pakistan is Obama's attempt to wage the Great Game against the hub of Central Asia and Eurasia or more generally.
US DETERRED FROM OPEN WAR BY PAKISTAN’S NUKES
The ongoing civil war in Afghanistan is merely a pretext, a cover story designed to provide the United States with a springboard for a geopolitical destabilization campaign in the entire region which cannot be publicly avowed. In the blunt cynical world of imperialist aggression à la Bush and Cheney, a pretext might have been manufactured to attack Pakistan directly. But Pakistan is far too large and the United States is far too weak and too bankrupt for such an undertaking. In addition, Pakistan is a nuclear power, possessing atomic bombs and medium range missiles needed to deliver them. What we are seeing is a novel case of nuclear deterrence in action. The US cannot send an invasion fleet or set up airbases nearby because Pakistani nuclear weapons might destroy them. To this extent, the efforts of Ali Bhutto and A.Q. Khan to provide Pakistan a deterrent capability have been vindicated. But the US answer is to find ways to attack Pakistan below the nuclear threshold, and even below the conventional threshold. This is where the tactic of exporting the Afghan civil war to Pakistan comes in.
The architect of the new Pakistani civil war is US Special Forces General Stanley McChrystal, who organized the infamous network of US torture chambers in Iraq. McChrystal’s specific credential for the Pakistani civil war is his role in unleashing the Iraqi civil war of Sunnis versus Shiites by creating “al Qaeda in Iraq” under the infamous and now departed double agent Zarkawi. If Iraqi society as a whole had lined up against the US invaders, the occupiers would have soon been driven out. The counter-gang known as “Al Qaeda in Iraq” avoided that possibility by killing Shiites, and thus calling forth massive retaliation in the form of a civil war. These tactics are drawn from the work of British General Frank Kitson, who wrote about them in his book Low Intensity Warfare. If the United States possesses a modern analog to Heinrich Himmler of the SS, it is surely General McChrystal, Obama’s hand-picked choice. McChrystal’s superior, Gen Petraeus, wants to be the new Field Marshal von Hindenburg – in other words, he wants to be the next US president.
The vulnerability of Pakistan which the US and its NATO associates are seeking to exploit can best be understood using a map of the prevalent ethnic groups of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and India. Most maps show only political borders which date back to the time of British imperialism, and therefore fail to reflect the principal ethnic groups of the region. For the purposes of this analysis, we must start by recognizing a number of groups. First is the Pashtun people, located mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Then we have the Baluchis, located primarily in Pakistan and Iran. The Punjabis inhabit Pakistan, as do the Sindhis. The Bhutto family came from Sind.
The US and NATO strategy begins with the Pashtuns, the ethnic group from which the so-called Taliban are largely drawn. The Pashtuns represent a substantial portion of the population of Afghanistan, but here they are alienated from the central government under President Karzai in Kabul, even though the US puppet Karzai passes for a Pashtun himself. The issue involves the Afghan National Army, which was created by the United States after the 2001 invasion. The Afghan officer corps are largely Tajiks drawn from the Northern Alliance that allied with the United States against the Pashtun Talibans. The Tajiks speak Dari, sometimes known as eastern Persian. Other Afghan officers come from the Hazara people. The important thing is that the Pashtuns feel shut out.
The US strategy can best be understood as a deliberate effort at persecuting, harassing, antagonizing, strafing, repressing, and murdering the Pashtuns. The additional 40,000 US and NATO forces which Obama demands for Afghanistan will concentrate in Helmand province and other areas where the Pashtuns are in the majority. The net effect will be to increase the rebellion of the fiercely independent Pashtuns against Kabul and the foreign occupation, and at the same time to push many of these newly radicalized mujaheddin fighters across the border into Pakistan, where they can wage war against the central government in Islamabad. US aid will flow directly to war lords and drug lords, increasing the centrifugal tendencies.
On the Pakistani side, the Pashtuns are also alienated from the central government. Islamabad and the army are seen by them as too much the creatures of the Punjabis, with some input from the Sindhis. On the Pakistani side of the Pashtun territory, US operations include wholesale assassinations from unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, murders by CIA and reportedly Blackwater snipers, plus blind terrorist massacres like the recent ones in Peshawar which the Pakistani Taliban are blaming on Blackwater, acting as a subcontractor of the CIA. These actions are intolerable and humiliating for a proud sovereign state. Every time the Pashtuns are clobbered, they blame the Punjabis in Islamabad for the dirty deals with the US that allow this to happen. The most immediate goal of Obama’s Afghan-Pakistan escalation is therefore to promote a general secessionist uprising of the entire Pashtun people under Taliban auspices, which would already have the effect of destroying the national unity of both Kabul and Islamabad.
The other ethnic group which the Obama strategy seeks to goad into insurrection and secession is the Baluchis. The Baluchis have their own grievances against the Iranian central government in Tehran, which they see as being dominated by Persians. An integral part of the new Obama policy is to expand the deadly flights of the CIA Predators and other assassination drones into Baluchistan. One pretext for this is the report, peddled for example by Michael Ware of CNN, that Osama bin Laden and his MI-6 sidekick Zawahiri are both holed up in the Baluchi city of Quetta, where they operate as the kingpins of the so-called “Quetta Shura.” Blackwater teams cannot be far behind. In Iranian Baluchistan, the CIA is funding the murderous Jundullah organization, which was recently denounced by Teheran for the murder of a number of top officials of the Iranian Pasdaran Revolutionary guards. The rebellion of Baluchistan would smash the national unity of both Pakistan and Iran, thus helping to destroy two of the leading targets of US policy.
OBAMA’S RUBE GOLDBERG STRATEGY
Even Chris Matthews of MSNBC, normally a devoted acolyte of Obama, pointed out that the US strategy as announced at West Point very much resembles a Rube Goldberg contraption. (In the real world, “al Qaeda” is of course the CIA’s own Arab and terrorist legion.) In the world of official US myth, the enemy is supposed to be “Al Qaeda.” But, even according to the US government, there are precious few “Al Qaeda” fighters left in Afghanistan. Why then, asked Matthews, concentrate US forces in Afghanistan where “Al Qaeda” is not, rather than in Pakistan where “Al Qaeda” is now alleged to be?
One elected official who has criticized this incongruous mismatch is Democratic Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, who said in a television interview that ‘Pakistan, in the border region near Afghanistan, is perhaps the epicenter [of global terrorism], although al Qaida is operating all over the world, in Yemen, in Somalia, in northern Africa, affiliates in Southeast Asia. Why would we build up 100,000 or more troops in parts of Afghanistan included that are not even near the border? You know, this buildup is in Helmand Province. That's not next door to Waziristan. So I'm wondering, what exactly is this strategy, given the fact that we have seen that there is a minimal presence of Al Qaida in Afghanistan, but a significant presence in Pakistan? It just defies common sense that a huge boots on the ground presence in a place where these people are not is the right strategy. It doesn't make any sense to me.’ Indeed. ‘The Wisconsin Democrat also warned that U.S. policy in Afghanistan could actually push terrorists and extremists into Pakistan and, as a consequence, further destabilize the region: "You know, I asked the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mullen, and Mr. Holbrooke, our envoy over there, a while ago, you know, is there a risk that if we build up troops in Afghanistan, that will push more extremists into Pakistan?" he told ABC. "They couldn't deny it, and this week, Prime Minister Gilani of Pakistan specifically said that his concern about the buildup is that it will drive more extremists into Pakistan, so I think it's just the opposite, that this boots-on-the-ground approach alienates the Afghan population and specifically encourages the Taliban to further coalesce with Al Qaida, which is the complete opposite of our national security interest."’ Of course, this is all intentional and motivated by US imperialist raison d’état. .
MALICK: “DID OBAMA DECLARE WAR ON PAKISTAN?”
Obama’s speech did everything possible to blur the distinction between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which are after all two sovereign states and both members of the United Nations in their own right. Ibrahim Sajid Malick, US correspondent for Samaa TV, one of the largest Pakistan television networks, called attention to this ploy: ‘Speaking to a hall full of cadets at the US Military Academy of West Point, President Barack Obama almost seemed like he might be declaring war on Pakistan. Every time he mentioned Afghanistan, Pakistan preceded mention…. Sitting at the back benches of the hall at one point I almost jumped out of my chair when he said: “the stakes are even higher within a nuclear-armed Pakistan, because we know that al Qaeda and other extremists seek nuclear weapons, and we have every reason to believe that they would use them.” I was shocked because a succession of American officials recently confirmed that the Pakistani arsenal is secure.’ This article is entitled “Did Obama Declare War On Pakistan?”, and we can chalk the question mark up to diplomatic discretion. During congressional hearings involving General McChrystal and US Ambassador Eikenberry, Afghanistan and Pakistan were simply fused into one sinister entity known as “Afpak” or even “Afpakia.”
In the summer of 2007, Obama, coached by Zbigniew Brzezinski and other controllers, was the originator of the unilateral US policy of using Predator drones for political assassinations inside Pakistan. This assassination policy is now being massively escalated along with the troop strength: “Two weeks ago in Pakistan, Central Intelligence Agency sharpshooters killed eight people suspected of being militants of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and wounded two others in a compound that was said to be used for terrorist training…. The White House has authorized an expansion of the C.I.A.’s drone program in Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas, officials said this week, to parallel the president’s decision…to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. American officials are talking with Pakistan about the possibility of striking in Baluchistan for the first time — a controversial move since it is outside the tribal areas — because that is where Afghan Taliban leaders are believed to hide.” The US is now training more Predator operators than combat pilots.
BLACKWATER ACCUSED IN PESHAWAR MASSACRE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
The CIA, the Pentagon, and their various contractors among the private military firms are now on a murder spree across Pakistan, attacking peaceful villages and wedding parties, among other targets. Blackwater, now calling itself Xe Services and Total Intelligence Solutions, is heavily involved: ‘At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, "snatch and grabs" of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and outside Pakistan, an investigation by The Nation has found. The Blackwater operatives also assist in gathering intelligence and help direct a secret US military drone bombing campaign that runs parallel to the well-documented CIA predator strikes, according to a well-placed source within the US military intelligence apparatus.’ 
As shocking as Scahill’s report is, it must nevertheless be viewed as a limited hangout, since there is no mention of the persistent charges that a large part of the deadly bombings in Peshawar and other Pakistani cities are being carried out by Blackwater, as this news item suggests: “ISLAMABAD Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chief of Taliban movement in Pakistan Hakimullah Mehsud has blamed the controversial American private firm Blackwater for the bomb blast in Peshawar which killed 108 people, local news agency NNI reported Thursday.” This was blind terrorism designed for maximum slaughter, especially among women and children.
US ALSO AT WAR WITH UZBEKISTAN?
Scahill’s report also suggests that US black ops have reached into Uzbekistan, a post-Soviet country of 25 million which borders Afghanistan to the north: ‘In addition to planning drone strikes and operations against suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Pakistan for both JSOC and the CIA, the Blackwater team in Karachi also helps plan missions for JSOC inside Uzbekistan against the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, according to the military intelligence source. Blackwater does not actually carry out the operations, he said, which are executed on the ground by JSOC forces. "That piqued my curiosity and really worries me because I don't know if you noticed but I was never told we are at war with Uzbekistan," he said. "So, did I miss something, did Rumsfeld come back into power?"’  Such are the ways of hope and change.
The role of US intelligence in fomenting the Baluchistan rebellion for the purpose of breaking Pakistan apart is also confirmed by Professor Chossudovsky: ‘Already in 2005, a report by the US National Intelligence Council and the CIA forecast a “Yugoslav-like fate” for Pakistan “in a decade with the country riven by civil war, bloodshed and inter-provincial rivalries, as seen recently in Baluchistan.” (Energy Compass, 2 March 2005). According to the NIC-CIA, Pakistan is slated to become a “failed state” by 2015, “as it would be affected by civil war, complete Talibanization and struggle for control of its nuclear weapons”. (Quoted by former Pakistan High Commissioner to UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Times of India, 13 February 2005)…. Washington favors the creation of a “Greater Baluchistan” which would integrate the Baluch areas of Pakistan with those of Iran and possibly the Southern tip of Afghanistan, thereby leading to a process of political fracturing in both Iran and Pakistan.’ The Iranians, for their part, are adamant that the US is committing acts of war on their territory in Baluchistan: “TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said …that there are some concrete evidences showing U.S. involvement in recent deadly bomb explosions in the country's Sistan-Baluchistan province, the official IRNA news agency reported. …. The deadly suicide attack by Sunni rebel group Jundallah (God's soldiers) occurred on Oct. 18 in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province near the border with Pakistan when the local officials were preparing a ceremony in which the local tribal leaders were to meet the military commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
US GOAL: CUT THE PAKISTAN ENERGY CORRIDOR BETWEEN IRAN, CHINA
Why would the United States be so obsessed with the breakup of Pakistan? One reason is that Pakistan is traditionally a strategic ally and economic partner of China, a country which the US and British are determined to oppose and contain on the world stage. Specifically, Pakistan could function as an energy corridor linking the oil fields of Iran and possibly even Iraq with the Chinese market by means of a pipeline that would cross the Himalayas above Kashmir. This is the so-called “Pipelinestan” issue. This would give China a guaranteed land-based oil supply not subject to Anglo-American naval superiority, while also cutting out the 12,000 mile tanker route around the southern rim of Asia. As a recent news report points out: ‘Beijing has been pressuring Tehran for China’s participation in the pipeline project and Islamabad, while willing to sign a bilateral agreement with Iran, has also welcomed China’s participation. According to an estimate, such a pipeline would result in Pakistan getting $200 million to $500 million annually in transit fees alone. China and Pakistan are already working on a proposal for laying a trans-Himalayan pipeline to carry Middle Eastern crude oil to western China. Pakistan provides China the shortest possible route to import oil from the Gulf countries…. The pipeline, which would run from the southern Pakistan port of Gwadar and follow the Karakoram highway, would be partly financed by Beijing. The Chinese are also building a refinery at Gwadar. Imports using the pipeline would allow Beijing to reduce the portion of its oil shipped through the narrow and unsafe Strait of Malacca, which at present carries up to 80% of its oil imports. Islamabad also plans to extend a railway track to China to connect it to Gwadar. The port is also considered the likely terminus of proposed multibillion-dollar gas pipelines reaching from the South Pars fields in Iran or from Qatar, and from the Daulatabad fields in Turkmenistan for export to world markets. Syed Fazl-e-Haider, “Pakistan, Iran sign gas pipeline deal,” Asia Times, 27 May 2009. This is the normal, peaceful economic progress and cooperation which the Anglo-Americans are hell-bent on stopping.
Oil and natural gas pipelines from Iran across Pakistan and into China would carry energy resources into the Middle Kingdom, and would also serve as conveyor belts for Chinese economic influence into the Middle East. This would make Anglo-American dominion increasingly tenuous in a part of the world which London and Washington have traditionally sought to control as part of their overall strategy of world domination.
US domestic propaganda is already portraying Pakistan as the new home base of terrorism. The four pathetic patsies going on trial for an alleged plot to bomb a synagogue in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City had been carefully sheep-dipped to associate them with the shadowy and suspicious Jaish-e-Mohammad, allegedly a Pakistani terrorist group. The same goes for the five Moslems from Northern Virginia who have just been arrested near Lahore in Pakistan.
INDIA AND IRAN
As far as the neighboring states are concerned, India under the unfortunate Manmohan Singh seems to be accepting the role of continental dagger against Pakistan and China on behalf of the US and the British. This is a recipe for a colossal tragedy. India should rather make permanent peace with Pakistan by vacating the Vale of Kashmir, where 95% of the population is Moslem and would like to join Pakistan. Without a solution to this issue, there will be no peace on the subcontinent.
Regarding Iran, George Friedman, the head of the Stratfor outlet of the US intelligence community recently told Russia Today that the great novelty of the next decade will be an alliance of the United States with Iran directed against Russia. In that scenario, Iran would cut off oil to China altogether. That is the essence of the Brzezinski strategy. It is urgent that the antiwar movement in the United States regroup and begin a new mobilization against the cynical hypocrisy of Obama’s war and escalation policy, which suprasses even the war crimes of the Bush-Cheny neocons. In this new phase of the Great Game, the stakes are incalculable.
 Ibrahim Sajid Malick, “Did Obama Declare War On Pakistan?,” Pakistan for Pakistanis Blog, 2 December 2009. http://ibrahimsajidmalick.com/did-Obama-declare-war-on-pakistan/484/
 Scott Shane, “C.I.A. to Expand Use of Drones in Pakistan,” New York Times, December 3, 2009. See also David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt, “Between the Lines, an Expansion in Pakistan,” New York Times, 1 December 2009.
 Jeremy Scahill, “The Secret US War in Pakistan,” The Nation, November 23, 2009
 “Taliban in Pakistan blame U.S. Blackwater for deadly blast,” Xinhua News Agency, 29 October 2009, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-10/29/content_12358907.htm
 Jeremy Scahill, “The Secret US War in Pakistan,” The Nation, November 23, 2009
 Michel Chossudovsky, The Destabilization of Pakistan, Global Research, December 30, 2007
 “Iran says having evidences of U.S. involvement in suicide bomb attacks,” Xinhua, 29 October 2009.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Truth Jihad Radio, 5-7 pm Central, AmericanFreedomRadio.com to be archived here in a few days...
Two courageous activists!
First hour: Saad Ali, We Are Change Chicago. Saad guest-hosted this show last summer and has been doing some amazing activism -- check out his confrontation with Al Gore with other WeAreChange members. (Personally I'm not yet convinced that climate change is a non-issue, and I AM convinced that the ongoing eco-catastrophe IS an issue...but I still love watching the We Are Changers getting in Gore's face!)
Second hour: Jim Duensing, founder of the Libertarian 9/11 truth group Libertarians for Justice. Jim was recently tazed and then shot in the back by a rogue cop. He is running for Senate against the Senator from La Casa Nostra, Harry Reid.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Ethan, author, The Complete Patriot’s Guide to Oligarchical Collectivism: Its Theory and Practice.
"By the time Ethan graduated high school, he knew the backwoods of Maine, the back streets of Manhattan and the back roads of Northern California like the back of his hand. Ethan then studied at various colleges in multiple states. Ethan trained and worked as a private detective in Massachusetts. After realizing a private detective mostly works for insurance companies, Ethan moved to the mountains to write. Before writing his first book, Ethan wrote and researched for a small newspaper in the California’s Sierra Nevada.
"A childhood friend of Ethan was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. The event rekindled a lifelong interest in politics, current events and history. Years of research and observations led Ethan to write The Complete Patriot’s Guide to Oligarchical Collectivism: Its Theory and Practice. Ethan currently resides in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his dog."
-Progressive Press author bio
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Science superstar Lynn Margulis, politics superstar Mike Gravel, and insurgent candidate Eric Sayward on Truth Jihad Radio
Truth Jihad Radio this Saturday, December 5th, 5-7 p.m. Central, www.AmericanFreedomRadio.com: (archived a few days later at http://www.americanfreedomradio.com/Barrett_09.html)
First half-hour: Eric Sayward will announce his candidacy for U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin's 3rd District, against pro-war pro-bankster bailout anti-Constitution Rep. Ron Kind. (Youtube video: Eric Sayward confronts Ron Kind.) Eric Sayward is a web developer who does high-end databases for a living -- and fights an infowar against the banksters, warmongers and traitors in his spare time. As a former US Army Combat Engineer whose specialty was explosives, Eric knows that the World Trade Center was destroyed by controlled demolition -- a fact he has discussed with ex-Navy Seal explosives expert Governor Jesse Ventura (we'll try to play the clip). PLEASE CONSIDER FOLLOWING ERIC'S EXAMPLE AND RUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN 2010!
Second half hour: Sen. Mike Gravel, one of America's few genuine statesmen. Gravel courageously resisted the Vietnam war as a young Senator, and later founded The Democracy Foundation, which advocates direct (i.e. real) democracy. Get involved at Vote.org . In 2008 he provided the only spark of life in the plastic, stage-managed Democratic primary race by telling some hard truths in the televised debates. He then joined the Libertarian primary race, where he was by far the best candidate, yet narrowly lost to a couple of Republican infiltrators. Sen. Gravel was a supporter of the New York City 9/11 Ballot Initiative, and may be speaking out more forcefully than ever before for 9/11 truth during this interview!
Second hour: National Medal of Science winner and 9/11 truth-teller Lynn Margulis. Lynn is one of the most important minds on the planet. Together with James Lovelock she brought us the Gaia hypothesis of a homeostatic biosphere, and among evolutionary biologists she is one of the biggest names, and THE most prestigious challenger to neo-Darwinian orthodoxy. Recently Lynn, a fellow U.W.-Madison alumnus, was the featured story in the U.W. alumni magazine. The article neglected to mention Lynn's support for 9/11 truth, so I responded with this letter, which they have not printed:
Thank you for the terrific article on Lynn Margulis, the courageous scientist-author who is revolutionizing evolutionary biology. But you forgot to mention that Lynn's ahead-of-her-time truth-telling isn't just revolutionizing science. She has described 9/11 as "the most successful and most perverse publicity stunt in the history of public relations...Whoever is responsible for bringing to grizzly fruition this new false-flag operation, which has been used to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as unprecedented assaults on research, education, and civil liberties, must be perversely proud of their efficient handiwork...I suggest that those of us aware and concerned demand that the glaringly erroneous official account of 9/11 be dismissed as a fraud and a new, thorough, and impartial investigation be undertaken."
As a fellow U.W. alum now blacklisted from teaching in the University of Wisconsin system for saying what Lynn Margulis and thousands of other professors, engineers, architects, scientists, former top military and intelligence leaders, and other experts have said about 9/11 (see PatriotsQuestion911.com) I wish you had informed your readers about Lynn's thoughts on this critically important issue. You might also have mentioned that Lynn and her co-author/son Dorion Sagan are favorite regular guests on my radio shows (see truthjihad.com/radio.htm).
Kevin Barrett JBA '81, MA '99, Ph.D. 2004
Monday, November 30, 2009
Andy Worthington, author, The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Secret Prisons; documentary filmmaker, Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo.
Andy, who had expressed optimism about an Obama presidency prior to the election, now concedes that Obama's Failure to Close Guantanamo by January Deadline is Disastrous.
That's not the only disastrous thing about Obama, Andy! Check out my lastest blog entry: Hey Obama, surge THIS!
Coming attractions: Saturday's show will feature former Senator and presidential candidate Mike Gravel and illustrious scientist Lynn Margulis!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Controversial U.K truth-seeker Nick Kollerstrom, author of Terror on the Tube: Behind the Veil of 7/7. Contributing to the conversation will be Progressive Press publisher John Leonard. Nick has been scheduled twice recently but prevented from appearing due to technical difficulties etc. Third time's the charm?
From Progressive Press author bios:
With a Cambridge science degree, Nick Kollerstrom has worked as a professor of physics. " Independent scholar and peace-activist Nick Kollerstrom has been working to tell the sober truth about the crimes of the powerful since his involvement in the Belgrano Enquiry and the London Nuclear War Tribunal in the eighties, and the Institute for Law and Peace and the World Court Project in the nineties. Terror on the Tube flows directly out of this same commitment to defend our diverse worldwide 'Motherland' of harmless noncombatants against terroristic fraternies of whatever nationality or ideological stripe." -- Keith Mothersson
Friday, November 20, 2009
First hour: Zionism critic Alan Hart (I discussed his book during the first 40 minutes, and he came on during the last 20 minutes)
Second hour: "New Day" director R. Michael Gull
Alan Hart is the author of the brand new book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews. (The title says it all...or at least a whole lot of it!) Check out the book's preface, An Appeal to the American People, which I decided was important enough to headline on my website. From Alan's site:
"Alan Hart has been engaged with events in the Middle East and their global consequences and terrifying implications – the possibility of a Clash of Civilisations, Judeo-Christian v Islamic, and, along the way, another great turning against the Jews – for nearly 40 years…
- As a correspondent for ITN’s News At Ten and the BBC’s Panorama programme (covering wars and conflicts wherever they were taking place in the world).
- As a researcher and author.
- As a participant at leadership level, working to a Security Council background briefing, in the covert diplomacy of the search for peace.
"He’s been to war with the Israelis and the Arabs, but the learning experience he values most, and which he believes gave him rare insight, came from his one-to-one private conversations over the years with many leaders on both sides of the conflict. With, for example, Golda Meir, Mother Israel, and Yasser Arafat, Father Palestine. The significance of these private conversations was that they enabled him to be aware of the truth of what leaders really believed and feared as opposed to what they said in public for propaganda and myth-sustaining purposes.
"It was because of his special relationships with leaders on both sides that, in 1980, he found himself sucked into the covert diplomacy of conflict resolution…" more here.
This is a gripping, suspenseful film...the story line is sort of "Loose Change meets Vertigo." Gull got convincing performances from the actors, including a knockout impersonation of Dylan Avery. Wait a minute -- that IS Dylan Avery!
Gull is an up-and-coming Wisconsin filmmaker -- catch him now before he's famous.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Nick will return Tuesday 11/17 on Fair and Balanced to finish what he was saying before he was so rudely interrupted: 9-9:30 a.m. Pacific (noon-12:30 pm Eastern), NoLiesRadio.org .
Here is my introduction to Terror on the Tube.
During the second half of the show (12:30-1 pm Eastern), Jerry Mazza will discuss his new Infowars article on the Ft. Hood shooting "U.S. Dying to Prosecute Hasan."
The show will be archived a few hours after broadcast here.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
First hour: Civil resistance icon Splitting-the-Sky, who was arrested last spring while trying to arrest George W. Bush for war crimes including those of the 9/11 false flag attack, setting the stage for a trial in which the tables will be turned and Bush put on trial. Splitting-the-Sky is also known for his research on the 9/11 money trail.
Second hour: Geraldine Perry, alternative health expert and author The Two Faces of Money, on the Federal Reserve Conspiracy, the false flag flu, and much more!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Tuesday 11/10, on Fair and Balanced with Kevin Barrett, 9-10 am Pacific (noon-1pm Eastern) on NoLiesRadio (to be archived a few hours later here):
Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-born UK resident, jazz saxophonist, author of the hilarious and disturbing novel A Guide to the Perplexed, and controversial anti-Zionist op-ed writer.
Ironically, it is anti-Zionists like Gilad Atzmon who are upholding the great Jewish ethical tradition, which blends acerbic skepticism with intense moral engagement.
Gilad Atzmon's internet op-eds are infinitely better than the kind that gets printed on dead trees. He is a genuinely original voice. I'm looking forward to our conversation on Fair and Balanced.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Second hour: Controversial U.K truth-seeker Nick Kollerstrom, author of Terror on the Tube: Behind the Veil of 7/7. Contributing to the conversation will be Progressive Press publisher John Leonard. [Note: the last half-hour of the show did not broadcast because I lost my internet and phone service from 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Charter Communication tells me that over 100 houses in my neighborhood, including mine, lost service for some unknown reason at that time. Maybe somebody in NSA/MI6/Mossad doesn't like Nick?]
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
First half-hour: William Blum, author, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II and Rogue State, 3d Edition: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower.
Second half: Philip Weiss, former NY Times journalist, taboo-busting anti-Zionist, author "Do Jews Dominate in American Media? And So What If We Do?"
Two more intellectually first-rate, highly-accomplished tellers of hard truths -- the perfect follow-up to Saturday's show with John Cobb and Richard Falk! This show will be archived a few hours after broadcast here.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Terrify trick-or-treaters by listening to these voices of horrifying truth while you hand out candy!
Saturday 10/31, 5-7 pm Central, Truth Jihad Radio, on AmericanFreedomRadio:
First hour: John Cobb, leading Protestant theologian, co-editor of 9/11 and American Empire v.2: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out.
Second hour: Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University, U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, expert on the Goldstone Report, and 9/11 truth-seeker. Read yesterday's Press TV story: "Falk: Goldstone Report Puts Israel on Trial."
To be archived a few days after broadcast here.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
General information on my shows here.
Saturday 10/24, 5-7 pm Central, Truth Jihad Radio, on AmericanFreedomRadio:
First hour: Muhammed Abdullah, Marine-corps vet truther raided by DHS in apparent reprisal for his activism.
Second hour: 9/11 truth supporter Professor Anthony Hall, Globalization Studies, University of Lethbridge, discussing Bush-league war criminals and more.
Monday 10/26, 1:20 - 2 pm Central: Guesting on The Maxon Show, KTKK "K-Talk" Radio, Salt Lake City, to be archived here.
Tuesday 10/27, 9-10 am Pacific, Fair and Balanced with Kevin Barrett, on NoLiesRadio:
Dr. Ian Douglas, Coordinator, International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq.
Friday 10/30, noon - 2 pm Central: Guesting on The Maxon Show, KTKK "K-Talk" Radio, Salt Lake City, to be archived here.
Saturday 10/24, 5-7 pm Central, Truth Jihad Radio, on AmericanFreedomRadio:
First hour: John Cobb, leading Protestant theologian, co-editor of 9/11 and American Empire v.2: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out.
Second hour: Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University, U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, expert on the Goldstone Report, and 9/11 truth-seeker.
Tuesday 10/27, 9-10 am Pacific, Fair and Balanced with Kevin Barrett, on NoLiesRadio: First half-hour: William Blum, author, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II. Second half: Philip Weiss, former NY Times journalist, taboo-busting anti-Zionist, author "Do Jews Dominate in American Media? And So What If We Do?"
Monday, October 19, 2009
Tuesday, October 20th, 9 - 10 a.m. Pacific (noon - 1 pm Eastern) on "Fair and Balanced," www.noliesradio.org (archived a few hours later here):
William Pepper will open the show with an update on prospects for war crimes prosecutions...then Joshua Blakeney, who is following Bush to Saskatoon to organize and participate in protests, will join us live to report on the welcome Canadians have prepared for the former War-Criminal-in-Chief. (Last time we did this, during Bush's visit to Calgary last spring, my show broke the story of Splitting-the-Sky's getting himself arrested while trying to arrest Bush!)
William Pepper, a friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and attorney for the King family, is the author of Act of State, the definitive study of the MLK assassination by elements of the CIA, FBI, US military, and their organized crime assets. On behalf of the King family, Pepper won a November, 1999 court case proving the King hit was a government job. Today, almost exactly 20 years later, Pepper is at the center of the two biggest struggles of our time, in his capacity as a legal advisor to the 9/11 truth-seeking NYCcan.org, and to the Spanish court's war crimes prosecution of US war criminals including George W. Bush.
Joshua Blakeney is an anti-war-crimes activist and author of two articles on the topic for Global Research.
Bush is visiting Edmonton Tuesday and Saskatoon Wednesday. Videos here.
To keep track of possible appearances by war criminals in your area, visit http://warcriminalswatch.org/
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 13th, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon - 1 pm Eastern) on Fair and Balanced...
Saturday, October 17th, 5-6 pm Central, on Truth Jihad Radio.
Then on the second hour Saturday (6-7 pm Central) on Truth Jihad Radio I'll be joined by Jonathan Elinoff of CoreOfCorruption.com, who just broke the HUGE story of the Mossad-linked "art students" camping out on the 90th floor of the North Tower during the run-up to 9/11. This will be Jonathan's first appearance on my radio programs, but I hope it won't be the last. He's doing amazing work, as you'll discover by visiting his website and watching his videos.
Friday, October 9, 2009
First hour: Jeff Gates, author, Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War. A former Senate Finance Committee counsel, Jeff Gates exposes the Jewish-Zionist-centered ashkenazi mob at the top of the global organized crime pyramid, both in the US (think Meyer Lansky and Larry Silverstein) and in Russia (six of the big seven organized crime bosses a.k.a. "the oligarchs" are Russian-Israeli dual citizens)...a mob that seems to have taken over U.S. foreign policy, and (in my opinion) appears to have been a key force behind the 9/11 false-flag attack. See Jeff's website, CriminalState.com. And speaking of the ashkenazi mob...NYCcan reports: "Yesterday afternoon, Justice Edward Lehner of the State Supreme Court rubberstamped Referee Louis Crespo’s recommendation that the decision to establish a local commission to investigate the events of September 11th not be put before the voters on November 3rd." (If the Italian mob was shilling for an Italian war criminal regime, and blew up 3000 Americans to launch a war against Italy's enemies, would anybody notice that the judge blocking the investigation was Italian-American?)
Second hour: Ellen Brown, author, The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free. Read Stephen Lendman's excellent summary and review here. I wonder what Ellen will say about Robert Fisk's "the world is going to dump the dollar" article.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
[Breaking news: Muhammed Abdullah, the Muslim Marine vet 9/11 activist who was recently raided by the DHS in reprisal for his truth-speaking, is planning to join us during the first fifteen minutes!]
Barry Kissin is extremely well-informed, not to mention passionate, about the anthrax case, which even the US government has admitted was a false-flag inside job designed to demonize Muslims. (I wonder why the anthrax criminals wrote "Death to America, death to Israel, Allah is great" on the envelopes?)
Friday, October 2, 2009
First hour: Adrian Salbuchi, Argentine anti-globalist economist. Check out his video lecture Zionism: A Key Factor in the New World Order Elite Power Network .
Second hour: Annie Machon, organizer and presenter, Vers la Verité: International 9/11 Activist Gathering in Paris, to be held Saturday, 10/10/2009 at La Bellevilloise, 19-21 rue Boyer in Paris.
I also hope to get a call-in or update on or from Muhammed Abdullah, the Pomona, California 9/11 truth activist whose freedom of speech was trampled earlier this year, and who seems to have just been targeted by a huge police raid in retaliation for his 9/11 truth-speaking.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Ralph Kolstad of Pilots for 9/11 Truth discusses the absurd impossibility of the claim that two incompetent, inexperienced pilots hit the World Trade Center Towers at 430 knots and 510 knots, respectively. Ralph and other experienced pilots say that 767s flown at those speeds close to sea level would be virtually impossible to control. In simulations, experienced pilots could not hit the WTC towers at anything close to those speeds. Additionally, Flight 175 (510 knots) would have been torn to pieces long before it got to 510 knots at sea level -- the equivalent airspeed of flying at Mach 1.19 (722 knots) at 22,000 feet! But not to worry, the engines could not possibly make it go that fast anyway. Ralph, who has many years' experience flying the same 767s allegedly used in the WTC attack, says the government's claim that 767s hit the Towers at those airspeeds is not just impossible, it's patently ridiculous.
These and other issues are explored in the brand-new, long-awaited Pilots for 9/11 Truth DVD 9/11: World Trade Center Attack, featuring Ralph Kolstad and other experienced Pilots.
Ralph Kolstad's resume includes:
27 years in the airlines
B757/767 for 13 years mostly international captain with American Airlines
20 years US Navy flying fighters off aircraft carriers, attended TopGun twice (second time as "enemy" instructor)
civilian pilot flying gliders, light airplanes and warbirds
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Don't miss this weekend's Truth Jihad Radio! Sat. 6/26 5-7 pm Central, http://www.americanfreedomradio.com
First hour: Jerry Smith, author of Weather Warfare: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature.
Second hour: 9/11 family member Manny Badillo, http://www.NYCcan.org, discussion the upcoming March for Answers this Sunday, September 27th, 2 pm in NYC: Battery Park to City Hall via Ground Zero.
Manny recently gave the best mainstream 9/11 truth interview I've ever seen, which is being taken down all over the web due to alleged "copyright violations"... but as of this writing can still be seen at: http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/29951/9_11_Family_Member_Manny_Badillo_schools_France_24/
Call in with questions for Jerry or Manny at 512-879-3805.
By the way, you can listen to a commercial-free archive of my interview yesterday with Michael Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com here.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Saturday, 9/26, 5-7 pm Central, Truth Jihad Radio on AFR:
First hour: Jerry Smith, author, Weather Warfare: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature.
Second hour: Manny Badillo, 9/11 family member, NYCcan.org (Manny's recent interview on French TV is the best mainstream 9/11 truth interview I've seen.)
Tuesday, 9/29, 11-noon Central, Fair and Balanced, on No Lies Radio:
Rob Balsamo, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, discussing Pilots' brand-new video 9/11: World Trade Center Attack
Tuesday, 9/29, 10 pm - midnight Central I'll be interviewed on KHEN radio in Colorado. The program is "Truth Quest With Melodee."
Near future guests include Argentine anti-globalist economist Adran Salbuchi and monetary reform journalist Ellen Brown...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Condoleeza Rice, who warned San Franciso mayor Willie Brown not to fly on 9/11, has joined Dick Cheney in threatening to launch another massive terrorist attack on America.
"If you want another terrorist attack in the US, abandon Afghanistan," she said in an interview with Fortune magazine on Tuesday.
Condi's comment recalled Dick Cheney's repeated threats to launch another 9/11 attack on America, most famously his claim on the eve of the 2004 election that if Americans elected John Kerry, they would be hit with another 9/11:
Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday warned Americans about voting for Democratic Sen. John Kerry, saying that if the nation makes the wrong choice on Election Day it faces the threat of another terrorist attack.
Though Cheney is already a walking parody of himself, the Onion attempted to satirize Cheney's threat simply by calling it what it was:
Cheney Vows To Attack U.S. If Kerry Elected"If the wrong man is elected in November, the nation will come under a devastating armed attack of an unimaginable magnitude, one planned and executed by none other than myself," Cheney said.
Just to make sure there would be no misunderstanding about who really did 9/11, Cheney did an interview just before leaving office in which he bragged that "9/11 itself" was the greatest achievement of his vice presidency.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
During the second half-hour, philosophy professor Richard Curtis will set me straight about my latest blog post, in which I spank 9/11 truth movement book researcher Jonathan Kay for his recent over-the-top Zionist propaganda piece "Meet Diana Ralph, the bizarre anti-Israeli conspiracy theorist who charmed the United Church of Canada" . Richard Curtis says Kay's on one extreme, I'm on the other, and the truth is somewhere in the Aristotelian juste milieu. Now isn't that just what you'd EXPECT from a philosophy professor...
Fair and Balanced, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern), http://www.noliesradio.org
to be archived for free on-demand listening here.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tonight's first hour guest on Truth Jihad Radio: 5-7 pm Central, American Freedom Radio ... to be archived for free listening any time here ...
...is Jerry Mazza of Online Journal. Jerry is a poet and journalist from New York City who eloquently sums up the state of the 9/11 truth movement in "As 9/11's 8th Anniversary Approaches."
And: "9/11/09 - Gone with the Rain" .
You may also remember his critique of Joel Hirschhorn's "9/11 Mind Swell".
Jerry says we can talk about "Saturday's events at St. Marx (i.e. the We Demand Transparency conference) and your discussion in particular along with Steve Alten's predictable response and anything else you like." (My friend and 9/11 truth colleague Steve Alten responded to my NYC presentation with a "dogfight" interview last Tuesday...it reminded me of my bout with Sean Hannity, except it went on for a whole hour! )
My second hour guest is (formerly) mainstream journalist Russ Baker, whose book Family of Secrets is a tour de force of careful, thorough, honest reporting...it takes up where Webster Tarpley's George HW Bush: The Unauthorized Biography left off back in 1990, exposing the almost unimaginable yet mostly invisible corruption of the Bush criminal-CIA dynasty, including extensive evidence implicating George H.W. Bush in the JFK assassination. This is a very important book, in the same league as James Douglass's JFK and the Unspeakable, for anyone who wants to understand the last five decades of US history.
Oh yes...Russ, like Jerry and I, was at the We Demand Transparency conference, 9/11/09 - 9/13/09.
Truth Jihad Radio, 5-7 pm Central, http://www.americanfreedomradio.com Call-in number: 512-879-3805
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
IT'S A DOGFIGHT! STEVE ALTEN AND FIERCE FRIEND TAKES ON KEVIN BARRETT AND HIS MUSLIM DOG "RUSHDIE"
Steve Alten wants me to cool it on Israel, and will tell me so today on Fair and Balanced, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern) on http://NoLiesRadio.org -- to be archived for free listening any time at http://noliesradio.org/archives/category/shows/fair-balanced .
Steve Alten is the New York Times bestselling author of the 9/11 truth thriller The Shell Game which recently came out in a newly rewritten, updated, paperback edition. (Buy it! Pass it around!) He's also an American Jew, a moderate supporter of Israel (who dislikes extremists like Netanyahu), and now a critic of my recent attempts to explain to Americans how things look to most Muslims around the world.
After my talk "A Muslim View of 9/11 Truth" at the We Demand Transparency conference last Saturday in New York City, Steve and I got into a fairly raucous debate. Actually Steve was the raucous one, but don't tell him I said that ; ) In my talk, I had argued that most Muslims:
*Think 9/11 was part of an ongoing war on Islam;
*Think the main battlefront of that war is the Zionist settler-colonial occupation of Palestine, which has been a Muslim-ruled holy land for more than 1300 years, except for a few brief, bloody Crusader interludes, including the current one;
* Think a major motive of 9/11 was to bring the US into a long-term war against Israel's enemies -- namely, the whole Muslim world -- in a desperate attempt to lengthen Israel's otherwise short shelf-life. Hence the tendency of Muslims to highlight the evidence of Israeli involvement as discussed by such researchers as Justin Raimondo (The Terror Enigma), Christopher Bollyn and Michael Andregg .
What Steve objected to most of all was my saying that most Muslims think that pro-Israel Jews dominate the American mainstream media, with predictable consequences for coverage of the Israeli-Palestine conflict. I cited evidence of Jewish overrepresentation in the mainstream media, including a chart showing that in 2003 four-and-a-half of the five mega-media-conglomerates had Jewish CEOs (maybe-Jew and arch-Zionist Rupert Murdoch being the one-half). More evidence here. And still more in Phillip Weiss's wonderful piece "Do Jews Dominate in American Media? And So What If We Do?"
Steve thinks I'm wrong about most of this, and that expressing anti-Zionism and/or focusing on the Israeli 9/11 angle is bad for the 9/11 truth movement, and for me. He'll try to convince me today on Fair and Balanced, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern) on http://NoLiesRadio.org -- to be archived for free listening any time.
Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters: http://www.questioningthewaronterror.com
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
To be archived for on-demand listening at http://www.americanfreedomradio.com/Barrett_09.html
This coming Saturday 9/12/09 I will be speaking from noon to 1 pm at the We Demand Transparency event in New York...then a few hours later I'll interview David Ray Griffin, author of The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False. David will be the first hour guest (5-6 pm Central).
My second hour guest (6-7 pm Central) will be University of Minnesota Peace Studies professor Michael Andregg, America's premiere "critical spookologist." Dr. Andregg has been intensively studying the world's intelligence communities for over a decade, attending all the spy conferences and rubbing elbows with the spooks. His terrific video Rethinking 9/11 puts the spotlight on evidence of Israeli Mossad involvement.
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Here is the description David Ray Griffin just sent out describing his new book:
At 5:20 in the afternoon on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been struck by a plane and had fires on only a few floors. The reason for its collapse was considered a mystery. In August 2008, NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) issued its report on WTC 7, declaring that "the reason for the collapse of World Trade Center 7 is no longer a mystery" and that “science is really behind what we have said.” Showing that neither of these claims is true, David Ray Griffin demonstrates that NIST is guilty of the most serious types of scientific fraud: fabricating, falsifying, and ignoring evidence. He also shows that NIST’s report left intact the central mystery: How could a building damaged by fire—not explosives—have come down in free fall?
“A definitive study of what happens when political concerns are permitted to override science and the scientific method. With intellectual finesse worthy of a scientist, Griffin shows that NIST’s WTC 7 report has no scientific credibility. A must read for all concerned with the restoration of science to its ‘rightful place’ in our democracy.”—John D. Wyndham, Ph.D., Physics, Cambridge University; former Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology
“David Ray Griffin has written a powerful book that asks disturbing questions and seeks to debunk myths about September 11. It is provocative, well-researched, and beyond convincing.”—Rosie O’Donnell
"David Ray Griffin has provided a comprehensive dismantling of NIST's theory about WTC 7, according to which it suffered global collapse because of ordinary building fires. Besides showing that NIST committed massive scientific fraud, Griffin also points out that NIST was able to complete its theory only by affirming a miracle: a steel-framed high-rise building coming down in free fall even though explosives had not been used to remove its columns."—Richard Gage, member of American Institute of Architects; founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
“During my 33 years as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, it was my great joy to be able to contribute to the advancement of science without the slightest interference by NRL officials. So I was sickened to read in David Ray Griffin’s assiduously researched book of unequivocal evidence for massive scientific fraud committed by a politicized NIST. I implore President Obama to end the subversion of science at NIST and open a new, unfettered, investigation of the 9/11 attacks.” —David L. Griscom, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society
“If you consider it important that the US government’s science agencies provide truthful information to the public, this book by David Ray Griffin is a must read. It shows beyond a shadow of doubt that NIST’s report on the ‘collapse’ of WTC 7 did not tell us the truth.”—Dwain Deets, former Director for Research Engineering at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
“Once again, David Ray Griffin has taken on a complicated piece of the 9/11 story and made it understandable. Whether you are a novice about 9/11 or have been following the inconsistencies of the government's story closely, you will find Griffin's new book enlightening.” —Lorie Van Auken, widow of Kenneth Van Auken, who was killed at WTC 1 on 9/11, and member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission
"Based on my engineering knowledge and experience, I fully agree with Dr. Griffin's conclusion that NIST’s report on the collapse of WTC 7 is pseudo-science, containing claims that are misleading and even outright false. Numerous contradictions exposed by outside experts during the public review process were completely ignored, because they did not fit NIST’s contrived explanation.” —Jack Keller, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers; member of the National Academy of Engineering
“In 2004, over 15,000 scientists charged that the Bush administration had engaged in persistent ‘distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends.’ In this book, David Ray Griffin shows that NIST’s report on the destruction of WTC 7 is plagued throughout with various forms of scientific fraud, all of which point to a deliberate effort to avoid the extensive evidence that WTC 7 was brought down by controlled demolition.”—Earl Staelin, attorney in Denver, Colorado
“Professor Griffin’s meticulous dissection of NIST’s WTC 7 report shows just why its theory of fire-induced progressive collapse is wholly inadequate and essentially fraudulent, and why the actual demise of this huge building could have been brought about only by intentional demolition, which could have been set up and carried out only by domestic forces.”—Tony Szamboti, mechanical engineer and former member of the US Navy
David Ray Griffin has published 35 books in philosophy (including philosophy of science), religion, and politics. His previous book about 9/11, The New Pearl Harbor Revisited, was a Publishers Weekly “Pick of the Week” in November 2008.
The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False is available at Interlink Books and at local bookstores for $20.
It is also available at Amazon.com for $13.60.