BREAKTHROUGH – Major New 9/11 Documentary

20 10 2013

Photobucket“This is truly the film we have been waiting for” writes Professor David Ray Griffin.   Coming from David, himself the dean of the 9/11 Truth movement, this is not only a tremendous endorsement but in a sense a call to arms even now 12 years after the big event that changed our world.   Here’s the message received from David yesterday and the link to watch the documentary (it’s a whopping 5 hours but well worth it) is at MiddleEast.Org today.   David, by the way, is an educator who deserves immeasurable thanks and gratitude from us all for his extraordinary work which has opened our eyes, and minds, and without whom there never would have been this new historic documentary.

See MiddleEast.Org and WashReport.com daily

Review of “September 11 – The New Pearl Harbor”  The Documentary
by David Ray Griffin

There have been several good films and videos about 9/11. But the new film by award-winning film-maker Massimo Mazzucco is in a class by itself.

For those of us who have been working on 9/11 for a long time, this is the film we have been waiting for.

Whereas there are excellent films treating the falsity of particular parts of the official account, such as the Twin Towers or WTC 7, Mazzucco has given us a comprehensive documentary treatment of 9/11, dealing with virtually all of the issues.

There have, of course, been films that treated the fictional official story as true. And there are films that use fictional stories to portray people’s struggles after starting to suspect the official story to be false.

But there is no fiction in Mazzucco’s film – except in the sense that it clearly and relentlessly exposes every part of the official account as fictional.

Because of his intent at completeness, Mazzucco has given us a 5-hour film. It is so fascinating and fast-paced that many will want to watch it in one sitting. But this is not necessary, as the film, which fills 3 DVDs, consists of 7 parts, each of which is divided into many short chapters.

These 7 parts treat Air Defence, The Hijackers, The Airplanes, The Pentagon, Flight 93, The Twin Towers, and Building 7. In each part, after presenting facts that contradict the official story, Mazzucco deals with the claims of the debunkers (meaning those who try to debunk the evidence provided by the 9/11 research community).

The Introduction, reflecting the film’s title, deals with 12 uncanny parallels between Pearl Harbor and September 11.

The film can educate people who know nothing about 9/11 (beyond the official story), those with a moderate amount of knowledge about the various problems with the official story, and even by experts. (I myself learned many things.)

Mazzucco points out that his film covers 12 years of public debate about 9/11. People who have been promoting 9/11 truth for many of these years will see that their labors have been well-rewarded: There is now a high-quality, carefully-documented film that dramatically shows the official story about 9/11 to be a fabrication through and through.

This is truly the film we have been waiting for.

Link to the documentary is at MiddleEast.Org

screenshot of 9/11 footage

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Arafat refused to betray Palestine so they killed him

19 10 2013

Yasser Arafat Caricature

There was a great cover-up of the assassination of Yasser Arafat in 2004.    To facilitate the coverup his titular “wife” was both threatened and bribed.  Even today Mahmoud Abbas, titular “President” of the “Palestinian Authority” and very much complicitous in the cover-up, continues to pay Suha Arafat more than a million yearly and has himself, along with other cronies including Nabil Shaath, pocketed hundreds of millions.

Now it is Abbas who is being pushed and pushed more and more, squeeze and squeezed tighter and tighter, to sign away Palestinian rights and accept Israeli terms for surrender, however masked, and however fronted for by the Americans.

It was Abbas who pressured Arafat back in 1993 to agree to the “Oslo Accords” and he himself, Abbas, signed the document that fateful day on the White House lawn.

But then for the next decade, as Arafat gradually realized he had been tricked and deceived,  he desperately tried to hold on to Palestinian rights refusing time after time to go down in history as the leader who capitulated and sold out Palestine.

Suha, along with mother, now live in exile in European luxury, unable to return to Palestine where they are despised.  But in maybe a moment of guilt she summed up what Arafat told her in the end in this way:

Arafat:  “They want me to betray the Palestinian cause. They want me to give up on our principles, and I will not do so. I do not want Zahwa’s [Arafat’s daughter’s] friends in the future to say that Yasser Arafat abandoned the Palestinian cause and principles. I might be martyred [Killed], but I shall bequeath our historical heritage to Zahwa and to the children of Palestine.”

See MiddleEast.Org and WashReport.com daily





OBAMA on a Roll?

18 10 2013

It could be much worse!   Just a few weeks ago he had allowed himself to be so boxed in and on the edge.  He was, so he said, about to bomb Syria, yet he was facing an unprecedented public backlash and a Congress about to vote NO…a kind of no confidence move that would bring down the leader in a Parliamentary system.   And then, stranger than fiction, he was saved by the British Parliament’s NYET and then at the last minute Putin’s deft intervention.

And so, for the moment at least, Obama has managed to dance around Israeli and Saudi efforts to get him to initiate a Syria hot war — even as the already warm/covert war the US and its allies have instigated and fueled in many years rages on.

Obama has also managed to outmaneuver the Republicans trying to emasculate his Presidency, on top of his “Obamacare”, positioning his party for a possible, however still unlikely, take back of the House in the upcoming mid-term.

And Obama has also, so far at least, managed to outmaneuver Israel and the Saudis with regard to Iran — the real target they are after in Syria.

But in all of these matters, and so many others, Obama’s position is fragile and weak, his track-record  questionable and lackluster, his ability to hold on and consolidate his gains very much in doubt.

Meanwhile Iraq is exploding/fracturing, Mullah Omar and Taliban lie in wait to take back power in Afghanistan, the roll-out of Obamacare has been disastrous, and Obama’s strength and credibility suffering.

As he faces a failed Presidency, the pressures orchestrated by the Israelis, Saudis, and neocons, to further intervene abroad will keep growing.  And the political calculations will keep shifting.  And if there should be some explosive event — real or orchestrated or false-flag — things could take another major turn back in the direction where we were just a few long weeks ago!





HILLARY BI? So What?

17 10 2013

             There use to be a time, not that long ago, when it was thought a Catholic couldn’t be elected President of the United States.  Remember JFK’s just some 50+ years ago now.

But oh boy have things changed.   Richard Nixon many have forgotten was a Quaker.  Bush 43 was the son of Bush 41.  Barack Obama is not only a black man but the child of an interracial marriage, the son of a Kenyan Muslim, and with Hussein as his middle name!  And Ellen DeGeneres seems even more popular now after outing herself some years ago as a lesbian then she was when the guys thought they could get her!

Rumors have been going around for some time about Hillary Clinton being bisexual.   According to Bill Clinton’s long-time intimate Arkansas relationship, Jennifer Flowers, it was Bill himself her told her so, and rather graphically!  But then the veracity of the former President is itself rather suspect, not to mention Flowers’ book selling motives all these years after.  This could have been Bill’s way of getting more of what he wanted from Flowers at the time, or it could very well be true though we don’t know whether just slightly or occasionally or whatever.

Hillary Clinton

The whole sordid Anthony Weiner scandal this summer took on this added dimension because he’s married, still, to Huma Abedein — the very brainy, very attractive, long time “body-woman” for Hillary since her days as a White House intern.  (No the term is not a sexual one, it’s rather a real job).

This is the context in which this article published in the Israeli daily Haaretz last month – So What if Hillary is Bisexual? – takes on such interesting twists:

The rumor is spreading like wildfire throughout the United States. Earlier this week, New York Magazine ran an interview with Hillary Clinton — the first in-depth interview since she retired as secretary of state early this year. During the interview, she said it was likely she would run for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential elections — a matter about which there has been much speculation, of course.

Coincidentally or not, the British newspaper The Daily Mail ran an interview with Gennifer Flowers, Bill Clinton’s alleged former mistress, several days before. During the interview, Flowers said the former president had told her that Hillary was bisexual.

Such gossip would have little importance in a civilized world. After all, what does a person’s sexual preference have to do with their policy decisions? In a truly civilized world, it would not be reported at all, any more than a report that a politician’s heterosexuality would be. But it doesn’t work that way in our far-from-civilized world.

The “rumors,” as they are called — the word “rumor” itself is a charged one — about Hillary Clinton’s bisexuality have been going around for years. Last May, an item even appeared in the American media that Clinton was about to publish a book “admitting” her bisexuality, as some of the reports put it.

That hasn’t happened yet. After the interview with Flowers (who would be well advised to move on, as her alleged affair with Bill Clinton took place more than 20 years ago), Bryan Fischer, a high-ranking official of the American Family Association, “warned” that Clinton would be not only the first woman president, but also the first lesbian president. Of course, that sounds fine, but not for Fischer, who once criticized President Obama’s position on same-sex marriage, making such statements as “Homosexuals do not have a constitutional right to engage in sodomy” and “All men are created equal, but nobody, nobody, nobody is born gay.”

Let’s lay aside, for a moment, the inevitable associations (somehow, it’s always the ones who preach family values who end up getting caught with their pants down in some hotel). It seems that rank-and-file heterosexuals find bisexuality perhaps the most confusing, annoying and threatening of all sexual identities.

It’s an identity almost entirely denied. In a lecture at the An Other Sex conference at Tel Aviv University last year, Shiri Eisner, a prominent bisexual activist, enumerated the common stereotypes and prejudices about it, including the statement “There’s no such thing as bisexuality” and the prejudiced belief that men who identify as bisexuals are actually gay men who choose not to come out. There’s also the statement “Bisexuals are confused; they haven’t decided, or they’re in a transitional stage.” That is a stunningly patronizing statement: if you identify as bi, you’re wrong. According to Eisner (whose book Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution was published recently in the United States), some people blame bisexuals for infidelity and the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases, including AIDS.

Eisner explains these stereotypes by saying that society tries to deny the existence of what it finds threatening. Bisexuality is seen as undermining stability and encouraging skepticism of all things — not only in issues of sexual identity, but also of the continuum of sex, gender and sexual preference, and of social constructs such as patriarchy, heteronormativity and racism. A fear of the undermining of clear boundaries is also involved. Just as bisexuality is often denied, so is biphobia — the fear of it — unlike homophobia, which is recognized.

As far back as the 1950s, Alfred Kinsey showed in his research that human sexuality ran along a continuum, with heterosexuals at one end and homosexuals at the other, and many men and women at various points along it. But 60 years later, it seems that social attitudes have taken one step forward and two steps back. Binarity — the unequivocal opposition between men and women, homosexuals and heterosexuals, black and white — is a cornerstone of the prevailing social institutions such as patriarchy, nationalism and capitalism. Without a clear distinction that allows the preservation of the existing balance of power, where will we (actually, they) end up?

Even before the question of Hillary Clinton’s bisexuality arose, Americans had been dealing for years with the question of whether she was a feminist and, if so, to what extent. Of course, this is a particularly complex story: a woman of the baby-boom generation and second-wave feminism, the brilliant Hillary Rodham got into the White House as the president’s wife. The first time she ran on her own for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, in 2008, she was defeated by Barack Obama.

Quite a few Democrats, men and women alike, had a tough time choosing between “black” and “woman” as their preferred candidate (conclusion: the presidency needs a candidate who is a black woman; even better if she’s LGBT). The elections campaign at that time was also flooded with sexist comments about Clinton. How unsurprising. During her term as secretary of state, she put the topic of women’s rights throughout the world at center stage any number of times. The topic is an appropriate one in and of itself, but we must also remember that Clinton did so as a representative of a superpower that is involved in quite a few conflicts that have brought disaster upon women as well.

Will 2016 be the year in which the United States has not only a woman presidential candidate, but also — for the first time in its history — a woman president? Is there a chance that the woman who aspires to this important position might risk coming out? If the most important woman in the United States, and one of the most important women on earth, were to do so, it would convey a significant message of encouragement for both men and women to live openly according to their preferences.

But there is small chance that a wise and experienced woman politician with an ambition to become president of the United States, a conservative country, would do so (what is this — Iceland, which had a lesbian prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, without making silly problems about it?). Even if that happens, we should remember that the election of a black president did not help the situation of black men and women in his country; it seems that the hegemonic agencies and institutions are strongest of all. Still, we can hope that developments of this kind, which may not seem all that important in the short term, will accumulate with the years until they bring about real change.





Abbas and PA Cronies are Stealing the Money!

16 10 2013

  The corrupted and controlled regime of Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, still known as the “Palestinian Authority,” has not only tremendously harmed the people of Palestine it is now being forced by the Americans to prepare for another dangerously false “agreement” with the Israelis.

no matter what they say in public, the Israelis desperately want such an agreement to legitimize what they have done in creating a worse-than-apartheid situation throughout the now fractured “occupied territories”… which they now insist are only “disputed territories” to be “compromised” over.  And the Israelis just love that they have Obama/Kerry carrying water for them and the Europeans paying the bills and the bribe money!

But here’s the bottom line from a report about to be released in Europe investigating what has happened to all the money EU countries have been sending to various “approved” groups and personalities, all overseen by Abbas in Ramallah, in the past five years:

More than $3 Billion made its way from Europe to the Palestinian territories between 2008 and 2012, but much of it is unaccounted for…  Billions of dollars in international aid granted to the Palestinian Authority may have been squandered, lost to corruption, or misspent





WHY the Washington Crowd is doing it?

15 10 2013

Any sane person would have to ask at this point why the Washington politicians are so determined to alienate the citizens of the republic! 

Well, it’s not because they are crazy, and not because they don’t realize what they are doing, as far too many arm-chair analysts seemingly suggest.   Here in a nutshell is the political and systemic explanation.

The far right-wing Tea Party Republicans know exactly what they are doing.  They are making a power-play to try to put one of their own in the White House just a few years down the road.   If the country is in bad shape, and if they can blame Obama and the “liberals” as well as the tired and worn out regular Republicans, they are going to grab for power themselves.   It’s an extraordinarily cynical high-stakes gamble; but they are on the whole know-nothing ideologues and most of them come from safe Congressional seats to which they themselves will be reelected IF in fact they so act.

The Obamaites are playing a self-serving game as well albeit not one so grossly cynical.   Facing a failed Presidency in so many ways on so many fronts, they see next year’s mid-term election as their possible salvation.   If they can blame the “extremist” Republicans “high-jacked” by their own Tea Partiers for the countries woes they just might be able to somehow take back control of the House and keep control of the Senate.  And if they can do that then they will try to ram through various Democratic-party legislative goals, claim Obama was transformational, and even if he Republicans use delay and stall tactics the 2016 Dem standard-bearer can use that to beat up whomever is the alternative.

Such are the ways of contemporary Washington politics — crass, dastardly, collectively narcissistic, and self-serving in the extreme.

Only if the system itself is recast with big money and economic power no longer the main currency of American politics will things be changed.  That means really serious campaign finance reform, an end to absurd gerrymandering, and a multi-year firewall between elected office and jobs lobbying government.   Hardly likely however as the inter-connected corporate “main-stream media” isn’t even going to allow such an alternative Washington to be seriously discussed.





CROWDS TEAR DOWN BARRICADES in Shut Down Washington DC!

14 10 2013

Yesterday was a gray, foggy, raining Sunday morning in “shut down” Washington, DC.

The nutty government was “shut down” but the citizens were not!

“Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades” came an early morning report from the Capitol’s all-news radio station.

The “barricades” you ask.  That’s a reference to the barricades put there at some added cost mind you by the National Park Service to prevent citizens, even Veterans, from visiting the war memorials that are normally open 24-hours a day and still very safe as the park police remain no duty!

On the website of WTOP in Washington the first two headlines Sunday morning were:

The editors may or may have realized how related the two stories actually are!

Meanwhile those heavy metal barricades were carried by the vets and protestors about a mile and dumped in front of the White House.  Until the not shut down horse-mounted and riot gear-dressed shouting police intervened.

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