“Disable the purveyors”: Is the US secretly liquidating dissidents?
Kevin Barrett (with Jim Fetzer)
As the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and the co-chair (with Joshua Blakeney) of The Vancouver Hearings, which were held in Vancouver 15-17 June 2012, I have been astonished by the death threats that have been issued, first, against me when I was planning to speak at the Community Center in Seattle on Wednesday, 13 June 2012, on “Were the 9/11 Crash Sites Faked?”, which was directed against me personally, and then subsequently, in relation to the hearings themselves, a second threat, this time directed against me, Joshua Blakeney, and Kevin Barrett, was sent to the Denman Theatre, where the conference was held, but was only discovered by the theatre manager after it had been completed when he caught up with his email!
Giving this matter further thought, it should be obvious why the government would want to run a terroristic campaign against The Vancouver Hearings, which would address the most controversial issues confronting the search for 9/11 Truth, including what did and did not happen at the Pentagon, alternative theories about how the Twin Towers were destroyed, proof of the fabrication of all four alleged “crash sites”, who was responsible and why, and the media, the myth and the message. Each subject was addressed by three or more experts, where there emerged a consensus that the Pentagon had not been hit by a Boeing 757 (although a Global Hawk may have fired a missile at the building); that the Twin Towers were probably blown-apart by mini or micro-nukes (possibly combined with other causal mechanisms); that all four of the crash sites were faked (including the hits on the North and the South Towers); that Israel played an important role in conducting the atrocities of 9/11; and that the media has been an abysmal failure.
The Vancouver Hearings thus went far beyond the scope of The Toronto Hearings, which focused almost exclusively on the destruction of the Twin Towers using explosives more powerful than conventional and continued to discuss the use of nanothermite, which has been shown to lack the potential to either pulverize steel or decimate concrete. While some of its advocates hold out for new versions of nanothermite with which explosives could be combined to become explosive, the same can be said of toothpaste, which is also non-explosive but which, combined with explosives, could become explosive. In this case, causal mechanisms that could actually explain how the Twin Towers were destroyed using kinds of explosives that were obviously unavailable to “19 Islamic terrorists” and therefore undermines the “official account” were addressed in some detail. Indeed, that is not the only respect in which the government’s 9/11 mythology has been virtually entirely dismantled by The Vancouver Hearings, an effect that did not accompany its predecessor, which just might explain why there have been no reports of “terroristic threats” related to The Toronto Hearings.
Even articles published to promote The Vancouver Hearings must have drawn the wrath of the American government:
How many Americans, after all, have realized that the Twin Towers cannot possibly have collapsed, because gravity works in only one direction, down, yet they were being blown apart in every direction and converted into millions of cubic yards of very fine dust, where, when they were gone, they had been destroyed below ground level? How many are aware that Saddam Hussein, his two sons and some 60 members of his general staff were taken out by B-1 pilot Capt. Chris Wachter on 7 April 2003, just three weeks into the invasion of Iraq, which even Ed Schultz was unwilling to share with his audience? Or that Osama bin Laden actually died on or about 15 December 2001, having denied he had anything to do with 9/11, which the FBI–our own FBI!–has confirmed, yet was taken out for the second time by Seals at the behest of Barack Obama, even though David Ray Griffin, Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?, published a book about it in 2009, but where his “second death” is fueling the reelection campaign of our Commander-in-Chief!
Compared to these realizations, the fact that the only image the Pentagon has ever produced to substantiate its claim that a Boeing 757 hit the building is far too small to have been one seems like small potatoes. But when combined with proof that the Flight Data Recorder data that the National Transportation Safety Board provided to Pilots for 9/11 Truth under a Freedom of Information request did not come from Flight 77, the situation becomes increasingly more and more serious, where some members of the public may actually begin to grasp that 9/11 WAS “an inside job”. Consider:
What we all have to appreciate is that high ranking members of the Obama administration, such as Cass Sunstein, have advocated the practice of “cognitive infiltration” that Kevin Barrett describes, which, as I have previously observed, entails a conspiracy to infiltrate the 9/11 Truth movement on the basis that it is advocating a conspiracy by the U.S. government, which makes it very difficult to deny that the government is involved in conspiracies against citizens who do not accept what they have been told about 9/11, most ironically, by creating a conspiracy to defeat them.
If the government is actually disabling or even killing 9/11 Truth proponents, as Kevin suggests, it would follow in a tradition that was implemented by Dick Cheney, whom Seymour Hersh exposed was running an assassination ring out of his Vice Presidential office. Those who were targeted by Cheney appear to have included Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN), who was not toeing the administration line about Iraq and 9/11, and even Cpl. Pat Tillman, who appears to have made the mistake of confiding in Noam Chomsky that he was disgusted with American aggression and wanted to lead an anti-war movement when he returned to the USA. They do not appear to have been the only victims of this practice, but they were the most prominent. If Kevin is right – and I strongly suspect that he is – the deaths of several related to 9/11, including Barry Jennings and Lynn Margolis, may represent a continuation of policy under Obama.
“Disable the purveyors”: Is US secretly liquidating dissidents?
In many countries, people who cross the line in opposing the government risk incarceration, torture, or murder.
Until recently, it was hard for American dissidents to cross that line. If they wanted to get arrested for saying something subversive, mere ideas weren’t enough; they would have to actually threaten to physically harm the President or another high official.
But the post-9/11 USA is no longer a beacon of human rights. As former President Jimmy Carter recently wrote in The New York Times, “The United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.” In his article, Carter points out that top US officials are now openly targeting US citizens for political assassination, “disappearance,” unlimited surveillance, and other forms of gross human rights abuse.
Since we now know that a secret National Security committee is ordering the murder of American citizens, and since we know the CIA has the power to easily simulate deaths from illness and accident, we might as well assume that every time a dissident dies unexpectedly, he or she has been murdered by the US government.
Consider the chilling words of Obama’s information czar Cass Sunstein, who openly advocates that the US government should “disable the purveyors of conspiracy theories.” Sunstein’s article “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures” argues that “conspiracy theories” (by which he means the 9/11 truth movement) are so dangerous that the government should “cognitively infiltrate” 9/11 truth groups, “disable” those who spread these ideas, and possibly even make the ideas illegal. One way to “disable the purveyors of conspiracy theories” is to terrorize them with death threats. This is precisely what happened recently in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia.
The 9/11 Death Threats
On June 13, Dr. James Fetzer, the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, was scheduled to speak at the University Heights Community Center in Seattle. Shortly before the event, the Community Center received a letter that read:
“Community Center, the 9/11 truth event on June 13th is going to be attacked to Kill Jim Fetzer because he says ‘Space Beams’ brought down the Twin Towers. The attack may be a bomb or fire bomb or maybe just gun fire. The Bombing may come at a future date to pay you back for supporting the 9/11 truth movement. Kill Jim Fetzer and the 9/11 truth movement. Kill Jim Fetzer (repeated 6 times). Kill University Heights Community Center (repeated twice) Kill you now.”
Detective Kerry Hays of the Seattle Police Department is currently investigating the case. The Community Center hastily canceled Dr. Fetzer’s talk. Fortunately, an alternate venue was found at the last minute.
Then a few days later, a similar death threat was emailed to the owner of the Denman Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Dr. Fetzer was organizing the Vancouver 9/11 Hearings. This time, the threat named me and Press TV Canadian correspondent Joshua Blakeney as well as Dr. Fetzer. Fortunately, the theater owner was too busy hosting the event to read his email, so he did not become aware of the threat until the Hearings were over.
Death threats are one way to “disable the purveyors of conspiracy theories.” Actual assassinations are another.
A long list of people who were trying to expose the truth of 9/11 have met with untimely, suspicious deaths. Barry Jennings, the deputy director of Emergency Services Department for the New York City Housing Authority on 9/11, appears to have been murdered after speaking publicly about explosions he witnessed that partly demolished World Trade Center Building 7 on the morning of 9/11. (The demolition of WTC-7, begun in the morning, was completed shortly after 5:20 that afternoon, after WTC owner Larry Silverstein and colleagues “made the decision to pull” the building according to Silverstein’s own statement.)
Another 9/11 truth advocate and eyewitness, Dr. David Graham of Shreveport, Louisiana, was murdered – apparently by the FBI – for writing a book about two of the alleged 9/11 hijackers, who were obvious intelligence assets controlled by people at Barksdale Air Force Base. Graham was poisoned with ethelene glycol (antifreeze). The case is discussed in Sander Hicks’ new book Slingshot to the Juggernaut.
It might be objected that Jennings and Graham were murdered because they were eyewitnesses to a State Crime Against Democracy, or SCAD, not because they were dissidents. Is there any evidence that the US government (or a rogue network infiltrating it) is “disabling the purveyors” of dangerous ideas by killing or otherwise physically harming them, even if they are not eyewitnesses?
Mike Ruppert, the original leader of the 9/11 truth movement, writes that his office was attacked by microwave and/or EMF weapons after he began publishing critiques of the official story of 9/11. The attacks may have contributed to Ruppert’s poor health and distraught frame of mind, which led him to quit the 9/11 truth movement and temporarily flee the USA in 2006.
Another early 9/11 truth advocate, publisher Byron Belitsos, told me that he and many other 9/11 truth organizers in California were targeted by EMF or microwave weapons during the first years after 9/11. Belitsos says the weapons were wielded by men in plain white vans that would park in front of the victim’s house, and that victims suffered immediate and sometimes extreme health effects including headaches, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, severe depression, dizziness, and loss of consciousness.
It does seem that bad things have happened to far too many of the most trail-blazing, prestigious, and/or effective 9/11 truth leaders. Justin Raimondo, the pioneer investigator of Israeli complicity in 9/11, was warned away from the subject – and after he disregarded the warning, he suffered a severe heart attack, despite his relative youth and excellent physical condition. Since his mysterious heart attack, Raimondo has stayed away from the subject of 9/11, and has remained in good health.
Disabling the Truth Movement
David Ray Griffin, the world’s leading voice of 9/11 truth, suffered a partially-disabling stroke in the summer of 2010. While he has recovered sufficiently to continue to write and research, the stroke left him with a slight aphasia that has ended his career as a prolific public speaker.
Dr. Bob Bowman, the former head of Star Wars under two US presidents, has had his 9/11 truth efforts slowed by his struggle with cancer.
Even more tragically, the most prestigious scientist ever to take up the cause of 9/11 truth, Lynn Margulis, died of a stroke November 22, 2011. When I last spoke to Lynn, less than a year before her death, she told me she did not want to speak publicly about 9/11 any more, because “politics is too dangerous.” She sounded scared – like someone had warned or threatened her.
Steven Jones, the physics professor who was forced out of Brigham Young University for researching the demolition of the World Trade Center, was warned to stop by a “connected” colleague. Jones did the right thing: he immediately went public about the apparent threat.
Richard Gage, the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, may have been attacked by the type of EMF or microwave weapon described by Ruppert and Belitsos. In the summer of 2009, in Washington, DC, Gage suddenly suffered vertigo and hearing loss. Activist colleagues who were present suspect some kind of covert attack. Today, Gage still suffers from the after-effects: partial loss of hearing in one ear.
Disabling Weapons and Devices
Though some consider microwave and EMF weapons the stuff of science fiction, Maj. Doug Rokke, Ph.D., the former head of the US Army’s depleted uranium cleanup project after Gulf War I, says these weapons are very real, and commonly used in military circles. He described to me how he personally used such weapons on a regular basis while training with Special Forces at US Army facilities: “We had them van-mounted, truck-mounted, plane-mounted, and hand-carried. We would go around zapping each other for fun. This was during exercises, or sometimes just as a practical joke.” Rokke assured me that, based on his firsthand knowledge of US military mind-set and capabilities, 9/11 truth activists have undoubtedly been targeted by exotic non-lethal (and lethal) weapons.
Will writing this article put me on a US government hit list? Twenty years ago, such a question would have sounded absurd. Today, with the USA becoming more of a banana republic every day, it sounds increasingly realistic.
A government that extra-judicially murders, disappears, and tortures its own citizens should clean up its own act before it criticizes other nations. The US should heed former President Carter and start obeying its own Constitution if it wants to have any credibility on human rights.
Kevin Barrett, co-founder of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Alliance for 9/11 Truth, is also co-editor of 9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out (2006) and the author of Truth Jihad (2007).
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