Playing the 9/11 Unity Card
August 16, 2006
There are two sides to every issue:
One side is right and the other is wrong,
But the middle is always evil.
Today’s traitors—George W. Bush, Richard B. Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, et.al.—wrap themselves in the flag and pretend to be patriotic. These enemies within cynically reap political advantage from the (Anti-) Patriot Act, domestic spying, torture and all the rest but the 9/11 stick gives them their foremost weapon, unity, to intimidate and silence.
Within 72 hours of their 9/11 butchery, George W. Bush delivered his “Warm Courage of National Unity” sermon at the National Cathedral. In the presence of luminaries from the major faiths and assorted traitors from within the beltway, the “I’m-a-uniter-not-divider” president declared:
“Today, we feel what Franklin Roosevelt called ‘the warm courage of national unity.’ This is a unity of every faith and every background. This has joined together political parties and both houses of Congress. It is evident in services of prayer and candlelight vigils and American flags, which are displayed in pride and waved in defiance. Our unity is a kinship of grief and a steadfast resolve to prevail against our enemies. And this unity against terror is now extending across the world.” No mention of patriotism, just unity.
The Senate voted 98-0 and the House 420-1 that same day to authorize Bush to use “all necessary and appropriate force” to retaliate against alleged terrorists. The outpouring of religiosity and national zeal put skeptics on notice: shut up. The tall tale of OBL and 19 young Arabs was sanctified as dogma. That the instant conspiracy theory could not be proven and now is a proven Lie hardly mattered.
But the clarion call for unity is hardly confined to 9/11 killers. No, their alleged opponents from across the 9/11 chasm also clamor for unity. Yes, the self-labeled 9/11 truth movement insists we compromise on truth until we get the public to listen. You might think a truth movement would focus on discovery and promotion of truth but you would be wrong.
That is naïve, so-pre-9/11. “If we talk about X Y or Z we’ll lose all credibility with the public,” chant unity preachers. But if we were concerned about credibility, none of us would have investigated and talked about 9/11 to begin with.
The unity order could not be any clearer if the Bush administration itself had delivered it: Do not stray from 9/11 Unity Central’s Talking Points or you’re in big trouble. Ridicule, scorn, and woe will be your lot. You’ll be sent to Coventry, as academics say, ostracized, yes that’s what will happen. You will no be longer invited on TV or to our 9/11 “truth” conferences. Talk about X Y or Z at your peril. Confine yourself to received doctrine or shut up. Do not venture beyond demolition (I guess).
If you discover something new, a theory with facts and logic to support it, it does not matter. You can only release your new product if we approve and we can sell it easily to the public. Even if you can prove it, do not alarm the public. Capice?
What kind of truth movement is this? None whatsoever. It’s a false flag operation, Bush-Cheney lite: same technique, same mindset, and in a few cases the same paymaster. The game is to halt discovery and promotion of 9/11 truth while the perps play out the clock.
Pointing to Scholar Kevin Barrett and others who talk about faked cell phone calls on TV, Dan Abrahamson asks, “Does their speculation get us any closer toward building a nationwide political movement and arresting the 9-11 plotters? Or is it a divisive strawman that will isolate us from the mainstream media and average Americans?”
I like clarity and Abrahamson’s got it: the truth might decrease political success, prove divisive, isolate us from the media and average Americans, maybe even give us bunions. The familiar political solution? Lie, cheat and steal. Smile and kiss babies while doing so. And you thought the truth movement believed truth was our best friend and that the truth will set us free.
In effect, the reason people are supposed to shut up about the findings that no 767s crashed into WTC towers is to get face time on the Tucker Carlson show. Yes, we are supposed to play nice so the controlled media will have Jim Fetzer, Steven Jones, Michael Berger, Kevin Barrett and such on television. Fact: the television propaganda machine was in on the 9/11crimes, for God’s sake. Proving their complicity through TV-fakery or any variant of the no-plane-theory would expose the media as accessories to mass murder and one day will put them squarely in defendants’ chairs. Truth suppression is not about what the public can stomach but what the media can stomach. One day the media will be exposed for the naked criminals they are.
Did 9/11 skeptics get this far because of the media? No, the reasons we’ve gotten this far are dedicated and smart researchers, the internet and alternative media who did not sell out! Why should we change the game plan when we’ve got the perps on the run? Stupid. We do not need the media. We should not compromise with evil-doers. Selling out is the last thing we should do.
The truth hurts but the American people can handle it. They are thirsty for truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. It is a lie to withhold any part of the truth from newbies especially. And there is no tactical advantage to misleading them because they are the most receptive, not those who have labored in the battle for a long time. A majority of the American people have keen s**t detectors and appreciate the fresh air of truth when they inhale it. That is why the alternative media and blogsphere are thriving. The 9/11 truth-suppressors, however, have nothing but contempt for the discernment of the American people, just like the Bush-Cheney cabal.
Abrahamson continues: “Now every researcher has their own pet theory about no planes, no hijackers, no phone calls, no Pentagon Boeing, and no flight 93 crash …we are now encountering the violent [!] resurrection of the “no WTC plane” thesis, which is dividing the Scholars for 911 Truth…this group simultaneously slanders Dr. Steven Jones a government-asset?” Was this a Freudian slip—Jones is a government-asset? Apparently Abrahamson wanted to insert an “as” or was it a “comma”?
Abrahamson apparently forgot that 9/11 was a gigantic fraud. 9/11 was a Big Lie, a huge hoax, Dan. Virtually nothing in the Official Government Conspiracy Theory (OGCT) is true. It was a psychological operation (psy-op) and most everything was faked. What don’t people get about this? I guess Dan wants to humor people about the remaining parts of OGCT he thinks they still believe. There is no valid reason to do that.
Based on simple laws of physics and the physical evidence we have proof that no big plane went into either tower but Abrahamson scorns this theory without addressing its reasoning and facts. After all, what’s truth got to do with it?
He’s not alone. My inbox is stacked high with 9/11 directives telling people like me to shut up. Continuing, Abrahamson writes, “…this same motley assembly of internet researchers [unnamed] …outlandish pet theories [risk] destroying the momentum we have worked so hard to build.” Abrahamson is good at calling people names and spreading the Orwellian message that truth and science must be sacrificed on the altar of short-run political gain.
“Those lucky enough to make television appearances must remember that there is still a large portion of this country who has not woken up to 9-11,” writes Abrahamson, “and we need to introduce them with facts, not fantasy.” Agreed, facts good, fantasy bad. But what he giveth in one sentence, he taketh away in another: “Is this the time for speculation about ‘no hijackers?’”
Neither Dan Abrahamson nor the government can prove there were Arab hijackers because there were no hijackers. The facts falsify the blood libel about Arab hijackers:
• 9/11 was solved on TV within 60 seconds of the second tower hit by a Fox News anchor: the Official Government Conspiracy Theory (OGCT).
• There were no Arab names on any passenger manifest.
• There are no verified airport security video tapes of Arab hijackers boarding.
• American Airline flights 11 and 77 were not scheduled 9/11 in the official BTS data base.
• The two AA airliner tail numbers were not deregistered until January 14, 2002 despite FAA regulations requiring deregistration within 24 hours.
• The two alleged United Airlines tail numbers were not deregistered until September 28, 2005.
• There is no record of hull insurance being paid on any of the allegedly lost aircraft.
• “In our investigation, we have not uncovered a single piece of paper either here in the United States or in the treasure trove of information that has turned up in Afghanistan and elsewhere that mentioned any aspect of the September 11 plot,” said Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI, on April 19, 2002.
• Regarding the alleged 19 hijackers, FBI Director Mueller said on September 20, 2001, “We have several others that are still in question. The investigation is ongoing, and I am not certain as to several of the others” [Newsday, 9/21/2001]. As major media began reporting as many as ten of the alleged hijackers alive, on September 27 FBI Director Mueller stated, “We are fairly certain of a number of them” [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 9/28/2001]. On November 2, 2001 Mueller stated, “We at this point definitely know the 19 hijackers who were responsible,” and claimed that the FBI was sticking with the names and photos released in late September. [Associated Press, 11/3/2002]. Given these marching orders, the media have not breathed a word of these facts since.
• OBL is not wanted for the crimes of 9/11 because FBI has “no hard evidence” he was involved.
• The government refuses to authenticate the December 13, 2001 bin Laden “confession” video.
There is more but that’s enough for now. I invite Abrahamson to assemble proof that there were Arab hijackers. If offered, I will subject his evidence to merciless review.
“In this time of imminent danger, we have to stay on message,” Abrahamson proclaims. Sorry, but I’m not going to “stay on message.” I had enough of that when I was inside the government. If I get the Talking Points Memo specifying the message I will throw it in the garbage where it belongs. Pleading his point of view, Abrahamson says, “If we get lost in a sea of speculation, we will lose the average American…Now is the time to build a national movement…focusing on our best points, rather than our weakest hypotheses, we can stop World War III.” Yes, we should focus on our best points: the government lied about everything 9/11, including Arab hijackers!
Instead of aping G.W. Bush (“Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of 11 September…”), Abrahamson and his allies labeling themselves 9/11 truth might consider an alternative strategy: “Sing the truth though the heavens fall.”