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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Where will it end?


How will we know when the "war on terror" is over?

How could the folks who storyboarded 9/11 and the "war on terror" possibly storyboard their way out of it? How can you end a war against an abstract noun?

Here's how some previous wars ended.

Can you imagine a "war is over" scenario for the so-called "war on terror"?  If not, it will go on forever, so better start imagining! As John and Yoko said, "war is over if you want it."

Al Qaeda Surrenders

"We're Giving Up On Humanity"

Obama: Long National "War On Terror" Nightmare Is Finally Over

Not Everyone Happy With Bin Laden's Decision to Leave Terrorism for Reality TV

Bat Guano Cave, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan

January 1, 2011

At exactly 9:11 a.m. this morning, America's longest war came to an end as Osama Bin Laden, or someone who looks a little bit like him, announced al-Qaeda's unconditional surrender to allied forces. "In the name of God the merciful and compassionate, I am here to say that al-Qaeda is hereby dissolved and the jihad against America and Israel is ended," Bin Laden intoned to the awestruck gasps and ululations of onlookers.

In his concession speech, Bin Laden stated that al-Qaeda's leadership decided to surrender for personal as well as political reasons. "Sure, the Zionists and their American lackeys are evil," Bin Laden said. "But, as the great TV philosopher Homer Simpson put it: 'DOH! What're ya gonna do?'" Bin Laden explained that he had been watching Simpsons re-runs while confined to his cave, and that after doing a lot of thinking, he and other top-ranking al-Qaeda members were "giving up on humanity." He added that being a world-famous terrorist leader forced to live in a cave for nine years hooked to a dialysis machine "isn't all it's cracked up to be."

The surprise announcement drew a mixed response from world opinion. In Washington, Barack Obama called a press conference announcing that "Our long national 'war on terror' nightmare is finally over," and asking Bin Laden to give half the profits from his new reality TV show to terror victims' families. Obama also announced that since he could no longer think of any reason to continue the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq other than oil and gas, pipelines, drug money, Zionism, permanent US bases, and the thrill of killing millions of innocent people for the hell of it, he would be sending an additional 200,000 troops to those war zones before preparations for withdrawal are scheduled to begin in the late 2030's.

Ordinary Americans reacted to the surprise announcement with mixed feelings. "Sure it's a big relief not having to worry about getting blown up by al-Qaeda every time I visit my hairdresser. But now who's going to want to look at my naked body and grope me when I fly?" said Phyllis Flintstoogle, 58, of Lubbock, Texas. Her husband, Philip Flintstoogle, 72, added that he had actually sort of enjoyed worrying about being blown up by al-Qaeda. "To be perfectly honest, I'm going to miss them," Flintstoogle stated. "I'm not quite sure what to do with myself without them."

"I'm glad to see we've finally smoked Bin Laden out of his cave," said Sgt. Schmook Nicklewit of the Northeast Western Reserve Forces of the South 3449th Regiment of the Applesoosa (FL) National Guard. "But how do we know that he's going to stick with reality TV and never relapse into terrorism? I think he should be microchipped so he'll never again be able to disappear into a cave with a dialysis machine and watch Simpsons reruns for nine years."

Ironically, Sgt. Nicklewit's worst fears may be realized. Bin Laden claimed in his speech that his new reality TV show, Osama's Cave, would be even bigger than any of al-Qaeda's previous critically-acclaimed terror spectaculars. "Think of it: Seven ordinary Americans, flown into the wilds of the Northwest Frontier Province and taken into my cave, where they are forced to sit with me watching Simpsons reruns and changing my catheter. After a few days or weeks of this, they start to break down; one by one, they lose it and run screaming from the cave, only to be mowed down by machine-gun-wielding Pashtun tribesmen. Which American will be able to hold out the longest and win valuable prizes?"

Award-winning scriptwriter Philip Zelikow, whose made-for-TV credits include "9/11: Attack on America," said he doubted that Osama's Cave would draw the huge audiences achieved by previous al-Qaeda-attributed spectaculars. "I've been writing this guy's scripts for years, and let me tell you, this 'cave' thing just isn't right for him. Plato, sure - Plato could make a cave interesting. But Osama? Give me a break. He needs planes into buildings, buildings blowing up, mythical cell phone calls from Solicitor General's wives aboard allegedly hijacked airplanes. Put him in a cave on dialysis, throw in seven average Americans, and what do you get? Sheer tedium. I predict it won't finish its first season."

The millions of people killed during the nine-and-one-half year "war on terror" could not be reached for comment.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Poker Face: The sound of the New World Order going up in flames

Pokerface will join me for a special two-hour interview Saturday, January 8th, 2011, 5-7 pm Central, on http://www.AmericanFreedomRadio.com   Keep an eye on my radio schedule for more details.

I grew up listening to revolutionary rock n' roll. As I came of age in the late 70s, I still thought the MC5's Kick Out the Jams had enough power to bring down the Trilateralists, who were busy putting an end to the "excess of democracy" that made the 1960s so interesting.

Somewhere along the way the music stopped believing it could change anything. And I stopped listening. Well, not completely. But I started paying less and less attention to rock n' roll, and more to blues and jazz and classical and hip-hop and qawali and electronica and world and folk and just about every other style that was out there...without being especially obsessed with any of them. Since the demise of revolutionary rock n' roll, the only sounds that have really changed my life are recitations of Qur'an. (Get hold of a copy of Michael Sells' Approaching the Qur'an, read it, listen to the enclosed CD, and see if your life doesn't change too.)

Anyway...today, I am proud to announce the rebirth of revolutionary rock n' roll. I have seen its future, and the name is Poker Face.

Poker Face is Paul Topete, Dennis Beidler, and Brett Griffiths. These guys kick out the jams and take no prisoners as they rock the revolution.  But even though they rock harder for marijuana freedom than anybody, this isn't the misguided (and partly satanically-inspired) 60's style do-whatever-feels-good revolution that burned out on the plains of Altamont. Pokerface is a Christian band, and they're waging spiritual warfare against the powers of evil - specifically, the powers that revealed themselves through the human sacrifices at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.

Their  CD Peace or War: Songs for the Revolution features churning start-it-up rhythms and big guitar sound that blends with soaring yet edgy vocal harmonies. Like The Who, they put out a whole lot of sound for just three guys. And like some of those 60s groups, and unlike most of today's musical acts, these guys are seriously out to smash the (NWO) state:

"It's time to hunt bankers/And the judges and lawyers who are whores too
The same for Officials/Who like to break the golden rule
You know we've got our eyes on you/So you'd better do things right
Or we'll hang you from the highest trees/While we party through the night"


"I'm not a democrat, or republican
I'm just a God loving American
It's time to kill this fourth Reich of the rich
If humanity is to survive...

"Rise up rise up militias through out the world
It's time to end the ORDER's globalist plans
A REVOLUTION is the only solution
When good government has gone bad."

Peace or War features a beautifully-designed 9/11 truth insert that parts company with the 9/11 half-truth movement (the folks afraid to speak up about the Zionist connection) and lays it out plain, placing Mossad at the center of 9/11 evil, surrounded by Dov Zakheim, Benjamin Netanyahu, AIPAC, Larry Silverstein, Urban Moving Systems, Lewis Eisenberg, Ariel Sharon, ITCS, Odigo, Chertoff, Amdocs, Checkpoint, Comverse and the Dancing Israelis, and much, much more. I guess we won't be hearing much more Poker Face on Michael Whatzizname from Colorado's boring radio show, or seeing anything about them on 911blogger. Oh well, the half-truth movement's loss is the truth movement's gain. These guys ROCK.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Remembering Janette MacKinlay and Mark Wolfert - Two American Heroes

Beyond their wholehearted support for 9/11 truth, Janette MacKinlay and Mark Wolfert did not have a whole lot in common.

Janette, a sensitive and somewhat shy woman, was an artist who kept to the big city. Her haunts were downtown Manhattan and the San Francisco Bay Area.

As for Mark, sensitive and shy would be just about the last words you'd ever hear about him. He was a hard drinker (till a stroke slowed him down), a bar brawler (till getting older and wiser slowed him down), and a legendary loudmouth ham radio operator (the FCC never did manage to slow him down) who left the Chicago area two decades ago because he got sick of the big city, and set up a private auto repair practice in his garage in Lone Rock, Wisconsin.

Most serious 9/11 truth-seekers have heard about Janette MacKinlay. They know about how she was in her Manhattan apartment on 9/11/01 when dust and debris from the exploding Twin Towers blasted its way through her window and into her living quarters. Some have heard about how, while she sought shelter in another building, Janette heard FBI agents expressing concern about an anthrax attack. When, a month later, an actual anthrax attack happened, Janette remembered the FBI men's words and thought it exceedingly odd. Many know that she provided the first World Trade Center dust samples analyzed by Professor Steven Jones and found to contain iron-rich microspheres (a sign that steel had been melted to iron and explosively aerosolized) alongside unexploded chips of high-power nanothermite explosives.

Very few 9/11 truthers have heard of Mark Wolfert. But a lot of ordinary folks in my corner of Wisconsin know that when Mark saw the Towers exploding on TV, then Building 7 collapsing in 6.5 seconds, he got mad - just like he'd get mad if someone in a bar was being a real asshole, only more so. Mark immediately summed up 9/11 in two words: "Something STINKS." He must have said those two words thousands of times - to me, his customers, his friends, anybody who'd listen.

Janette MacKinlay didn't figure it out that fast. She was shell-shocked, dazed and confused, for the rest of 2001. But even early on, something deep inside her had told her to save some of the dust and grit that had blasted out her windows and blanketed her floors. As the months and then years went by, she heard about the questions that people like David Ray Griffin were raising concerning the events of 9/11 and looked into them and didn't like what she saw.

Mark Wolfert loved storytelling and had a powerful sense of humor that covered a huge range from sardonic to absurd to playful to obscene. He often would tell the story of how I was in his garage on 9/11/2001, sitting at the makeshift bar drinking plain orange juice (Mark's auto repair joint was the happeningest bar in Lone Rock, and I was its token teetotaler) watching the Towers exploding over and over on TV. The way Mark told it, he was ranting the whole time about the obvious controlled demolitions, while I kept telling him he was crazy. Well, maybe he was crazy, because I'm pretty sure I was in Madison on 9/11/01, not at Mark's garage bar in Lone Rock. But it's true that Mark did figure out that 9/11 was an inside job two years before I did. He used to rant about controlled demolition and the lack of airliner debris at the Pentagon two years before I took those topics seriously. He deserves some of the credit for pushing me to look into it, even if I wasn't actually there in his garage on 9/11.

Janette MacKinlay was exquisitely sensitive to the trauma that had been inflicted on her by the real perpetrators of 9/11. Her own case of 9/11-induced PTSD helped her understand how many other Americans had been similarly traumatized. She always advised the 9/11 truth movement to be kind and gentle and understated. Don't keep showing pictures of the exploding Towers, she said. That traumatizes people, makes them want to look away, makes them reject your message.

Mark Wolfert wasn't the kind of guy who'd be immobilized by trauma. And he wasn't traumatized by 9/11 - he was enraged. He got mad. He kicked ass. He got in people's faces. He made noise. His garage was full of posters with messages like "I smoke - fuckin' deal with it!" Mark was a classic example of the "hardy" type, as opposed to Janette's "sensitive" type, in Ken Jenkins' typology.

Janette, whose brain was apparently as sensitive to toxic chemicals as her heart and mind were to toxic images, was not just traumatized by the 9/11 perps - she was murdered. The World Trade Center dust she saved and gave to Steven Jones was full of toxins: nanothermite chips, asbestos, heavy metals from pulverized computers and batteries, a whole witch's brew of stuff you wouldn't want in your body. She breathed all that crap as she fled her apartment on 9/11/01, and last week it finally killed her. She died of a brain tumor almost undoubtedly caused by her inhalation of the same World Trade Center dust she provided to Steven Jones.

Mark died a month ago in a car crash. Two days before he died, he was at my house doing one of his trademark work-arounds to beat a short-circuit in my 1996 Nissan van. Mark was the best mechanic around, especially for weird problems that stumped more conventional minds. (The regular mechanics, those whose garages didn't double as bars, would send him vehicles with problems they couldn't figure out.) And Mark was an amateur radio genius. He blasted his shortwave radio transmissions at power levels thousands of times higher than those allowed by the FCC, telling people in Australia and Europe and Asia and Mars everywhere else that 9/11 was an inside job. Just before he died, Mark and I had been scheming to build a 100-foot radio tower on my property and resume the 9/11 truth transmissions that had been on hold since he'd had a stroke and lost his house and broadcast tower.

Less than 48 hours before his death, Mark fixed my van's short-circuit by doing some rewiring and setting it up so that when I turn off and park the van, I pull out the fuse governing the leaky circuit, which I then replace prior to re-starting the vehicle. This saved me a couple hundred dollars on a new ignition. As it turned out, Mark left his cigarette butt on the spot under the hood where I always put the pulled fuse. I've left it there, so that every time I pull or replace that fuse - every time I drive the van - I remember him.

As I recall, Janette used to sip wine with dinner. I got to know her over dinner at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. during the 2005 Truth Emergency Convergence. Mark, for his part, guzzled everything from beer to the hard stuff and did a whole lot of other things that Islam frowns on. Still, Mark defended Muslims and Islam against the ignorant attacks of some of his buddies, and his commitment to truth and justice was stronger than that of most Muslims I've known. Since God is just, perhaps the mercy and compassion of the All-Merciful and All-Compassionate may stretch to embrace not only such mild sinners as Janette, but even some committed reprobates like Mark, who had little use for religion but who borrowed The Idiots Guide to Islam from me right before his death.

Mark Wolfert and Janette MacKinlay, despite their opposite personalities, were both good, kind, generous people - people with hearts that do more than just pump blood, people whose having existed blesses the world. When I'm feeling disgusted by America and Americans and humanity in general, it's knowing that there are people out there like Mark and Janette that keeps me sane.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dear Helen Thomas, Thank You for Your Courage!

In case you missed it, Helen Thomas has apparently taken my advice and stopped apologizing for telling the truth. The Detroit Free Press recently reported her words at a workshop against anti-Arab bigotry:

"I can call a president of the United States anything in the book but I can't touch Israel, which has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank. No American would tolerate that - white-only roads… We are owned by the propagandists against the Arabs. There's no question about that. Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion. They put their money where their mouth is…We're being pushed into a wrong direction in every way."

Thomas defiantly stands by the statement that ended her journalistic career in May when she said the Israelis should "get the h--- out of Palestine" and "go home" to "Poland, Germany, and America, and everywhere else." Now she says, "I paid the price for that. But it was worth it, to speak the truth."

So I just sent her my second radio invitation:

* * *

Dear Helen Thomas,

I don't know whether you saw my piece "Why Apologize, Helen?" last June, or whether it played any role in your decision to continue boldly telling the truth. 

In any case, thank you for continuing to speak truth to power!  I would love to have you as a guest on my radio show. The next openings include Tuesdays beginning Dec. 28th, noon - 1 pm Eastern, and Saturdays beginning Jan. 8th, 6 to 7 pm or 7 to 8 pm Eastern.

Keep up the great work!

Kevin Barrett

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pearl Harbor Treason? Special Two-Hour Debate on the KB Show!


Special Two-Hour Episode of the Kevin Barrett Show: A Debate on Pearl Harbor featuring Thomas Kimmel and Webster Tarpley
Did President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lt. Commander Arthur McCollum, and other U.S. actors commit de facto high treason by implementing an eight-point plan to provoke a Japanese attack on the US, then hiding intelligence on the approaching Japanese fleet from Gen. Short and Admiral Kimmel?  Did they welcome the slaughter of 2,403 Americans as "a pretty cheap price to pay for the unification of the country" as explained by Lt. Commander J.J. Rochefort, commander of Naval Intelligence Station HYPO, Pearl Harbor? And did the treasonous slaughter of Americans in an orchestrated war-trigger incident at Pearl Harbor set the stage for the even more treasonous 9/11 "new Pearl Harbor"?

Arguing in defense of Admiral Kimmel and the foreknowledge thesis (first hour): Thomas Kimmel, grandson of the Admiral, backed up by yours truly.  Defending FDR (second hour): historian Webster Tarpley, author of three crucial books on Obama as well as the seminal 9/11 truth book 9/11: Synthetic Terror.

Read more about the show here.  Listen to the archive here.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Operation Infinite Patience

Once upon a time, some Zionist neocons seized the US government and decided to occupy the Islamic world - forever. The neocons behind the plan realized it would require a long-term effort. So they code-named the plan "Operation Infinite Patience." (They also knew it would require infinite funds, but they didn't worry about that, because their friends owned the Federal Reserve, which can print money out of thin air.)

Things were going splendidly - until one day someone leaked the plan's code name. "Operation Infinite Patience! This is blasphemy! Only God has infinite patience!" the Muslims fumed. "Infinite patience my ass - we keep voting to end the wars, and they keep ignoring us and taking our money for more wars," the American people snarled. They weren't too crazy about the new TSA policy of universal public cavity searches either.

And suddenly everyone ran out of patience. Soon the resistance had spread from Afghanistan and Iraq to all the other countries run by Zio-American puppet dictators: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Gulf States...and last but not least, the USA, where angry veterans used their martial skills to great effect.

As the Zio-American empire burned to the ground, the last neocon - who was being strangled with the guts of the last Fed Chairman - turned to the Chairman and said, "I guess those Muslims were right - only God has infinite patience."

"Or infinite money," was the Fed Chairman's sorrowful reply.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Michael Shermer debunks the "19 hijackers" conspiracy theory!

As Anthony Hall says, Michael Shermer isn't a real economics professor - he just plays one on TV. But that doesn't mean he's always wrong. In a recent Scientific American article, Shermer gives us many reasons to think that the Official Conspiracy Theory of 9/11 is "likely to be untrue." Below is Shermer's list of the characteristics of probably-untrue conspiracy theories. My comments are in italics.

Shermer writes:

Nevertheless, we cannot just dismiss all such theories out of hand, because real conspiracies do sometimes happen. Instead we should look for signs that indicate a conspiracy theory is likely to be untrue. The more that it manifests the following characteristics, the less probable that the theory is grounded in reality:

   1. Proof of the conspiracy supposedly emerges from a pattern of “connecting the dots” between events that need not be causally connected. When no evidence supports these connections except the allegation of the conspiracy or when the evidence fits equally well to other causal connections—or to randomness—the conspiracy theory is likely to be false.                                           

Good point, Michael! Example: The government's 169 "overt acts" allegedly showing a conspiracy by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and five co-defendents to pull off 9/11 in fact show no such thing. The 169 acts consist of innocent actions like starting bank accounts and purchasing Swiss Army knives. Only a paranoid, hyper-imaginative lunatic could connect these 169 dots and see a plot to pull off 9/11. The government has essentially admitted that there is no convincing evidence against these defendants, by withdrawing plans to try the defendants for these crimes. Likewise, the FBI and the Justice Department have admitted that there is "no hard evidence" connecting Osama Bin Laden to 9/11. That means that the popular conspiracy theory that 19 guys conspired with KSM, OBL and five co-defendants is, in your words, "likely to be false."

   2. The agents behind the pattern of the conspiracy would need nearly superhuman power to pull it off. People are usually not nearly so powerful as we think they are. 

Another good point! How could four groups of four and five 5-foot-tall 150-pound Arabs - all on the same day - succeed in taking planes away from brawny military-vet pilots, when no US hijackings had succeeded in more than two decades? How could they prevent the pilots from squawking the hijack code - a simple action that takes at most a few seconds - on all four of the planes? How could three of four hijacker pilots - the best of whom was so incompetent he was prohibited from soloing in a Cessna training aircraft - succeed at hitting extremely difficult targets at sea-level speeds that probably exceed the capability of the aircraft? How could they avoid all of America's military defenses and fly around unmolested for more than an hour and a half? How could they take down three skyscrapers with two planes? Compare these guys - who looked like the most pathetic, bumbling, booze-and-drug-addled incompetents imaginable during the run-up to 9/11, yet allegedly morphed into superheroes on 9/11 - to the shoe bomber, the underwear bomber, the Times Square bomber, and  the Christmas tree bomber.. Why did the pathetic 9/11 patsies - but none of the other pathetic terror patsies - suddenly develop superhuman powers? 
   3. The conspiracy is complex, and its successful completion demands a large number of elements.

9/11 was a complex crime no matter who did it. Intelligence agencies, and the private entities they work with (top-tier organized crime outfits, high-tech military contractors) would obviously be more capable of pulling off such an intricate operation than a ragtag bunch of lowlifes. 

'Eckehardt Werthebach, former president of Germany's domestic intelligence service, Verfassungsschutz, told AFP that "the deathly precision" and "the magnitude of planning" behind the attacks of September 11 would have needed "years of planning."  Such a sophisticated operation, Werthebach said, would require the "fixed frame" of a state intelligence organization, something not found in a "loose group" of terrorists like the one allegedly led by Mohammed Atta while he studied in Hamburg.  Many people would have been involved in the planning of such an operation and Werthebach pointed to the absence of leaks as further indication that the attacks were "state organized actions."'  http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/BOL403A.html 
4. Similarly, the conspiracy involves large numbers of people who would all need to keep silent about their secrets. The more people involved, the less realistic it becomes.

Intelligence agencies, and to a lesser extent organized crime outfits, have a proven capability to keep secrets; ordinary people, like the nineteen 9/11 patsies and the people they allegedly conspired with, do not. (Anyone who thinks governments cannot keep secrets ought to study the Manhattan Project and Operation Northwoods.)

   5. The conspiracy encompasses a grand ambition for control over a nation, economy or political system. If it suggests world domination, the theory is even less likely to be true.

What do political and economic elites ever do but conspire for control over nations, economies, and political systems? What do empires ever do but conspire in pursuit of world domination? What in the world was Shermer smoking when he wrote this? 

   6. The conspiracy theory ratchets up from small events that might be true to much larger, much less probable events.

Like ratcheting up from Arabs starting bank accounts and buying Swiss army knives to pulling off superhuman feats and defying the laws of physics.

   7. The conspiracy theory assigns portentous, sinister meanings to what are most likely innocuous, insignificant events.

Swiss army knives and bank accounts.

   8. The theory tends to commingle facts and speculations without distinguishing between the two and without assigning degrees of probability or of factuality.

Facts: Swiss army knives and bank accounts. Speculations: two planes destroy three buildings.

   9. The theorist is indiscriminately suspicious of all government agencies or private groups, which suggests an inability to nuance differences between true and false conspiracies.

I have never heard of anyone being "indiscriminately suspicious of all government agencies or private groups." Nobody has ever accused, say, the Social Security Administration or the Rotary Club of involvement with 9/11. This one is a straw man.

  10. The conspiracy theorist refuses to consider alternative explanations, rejecting all disconfirming evidence and blatantly seeking only confirmatory evidence to support what he or she has a priori determined to be the truth.

This is exactly what the 9/11 Commission did, as David Ray Griffin explains in The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions. (Short version here.) 

To sum up: Many, though not all, of Shermer's points are at least partially valid. But they must be applied evenhandedly to all theories about any given historical event. And it should be added that if a crime is complex, or required the keeping of secrets, it should probably be attributed to those organizations that specialize in complex operations and the keeping of secrets.