Griffin on Bush, Cheney, and the ‘Miraculous’ Destruction of the WTC

Some of the many editorial reviews of “Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World” by David Ray Griffin…

Contrary to popular opinion, at least in liberal circles, America did not abruptly turn Orwellian once Donald Trump set up his business in the White House by which time that nightmarish transformation had already taken place. Although it arguably started on November 22, 1963, the transformation was completed decades later by the Bush-Cheney administration, using 9/11 to make this roughly democratic nation unmistakably like Orwell s Oceania, a lawless state devoted to eternal war, whose subjects have no real rights, and where words like ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ bear no relation to reality. The history of how Bush and Cheney pulled that off and how Barack Obama continued it is the all-important subject of this brilliant, necessary book by David Ray Griffin.
Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Media, Culture & Communication at New York University; author of Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform

David Ray Griffin not only confronts our unspeakable history. He lays it out from Bush and Cheney through Obama into the Trump administration and our teetering now on the edge of nuclear and ecological holocaust. Is the most critical origin of our terminal plight the transparent lie of 9/11? It is exposed here brilliantly by the incisive analysis of David Ray Griffin, who tells the truth needed for human survival. Will we hear and act on it?
James W. Douglass, author of JFK and the Unspeakable

In this devastating critique of the enduring harm done by the Bush/Cheney presidency, Griffin provocatively links an informed account of American foreign policy failures to a definitive critique of the official version of the 9/11 attacks. All who regard themselves as responsible citizens should expose themselves to Griffin s arguments set forth so lucidly, persuasively, and imaginatively in this indispensable book.
Richard Falk, Emeritus Professor of International Law, Princeton University

A clear, cogent, and scrupulously non-sensationalist and non-ideological presentation of the simple chronological historical and scientific facts, by one of our generation’s most cogent and systematic thinkers. This book should convince any honest and objective person with a political and scientific I.Q. above room temperature that we Americans, along with the rest of the world, have been systematically lied to by the leaders of both of our major American political parties. We have been lied to not only about the facts concerning the American military invasions in the Middle East but also about the events leading up to, during, and in the aftermath of, the events of 9/11.
Daniel Sheehan, Visiting Professor of Constitutional Law, UC Santa Cruz, and Chief Counsel to the U.S. Jesuit Headquarters’ National Office of Social Ministry

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Syria’s Bashar Jaafari On International Terrorism.

H.E.Dr. Bashar Jaafari, United Nations representative from Syria – Statement at the Sixth Committee Meeting to discuss Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism –  October 2, 2017

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Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

In the beginning I would like to congratulate you and wish you all the success in your duties.

I emphasize that we are fully ready to cooperate and work with you in a manner that guarantees the principle, respect for the principle, of equality between member states and to achieve the purposes of our organization.

I would like to begin by affirming that we support the initiatives of the Secretary-General and his efforts together with his under-secretaries in order to enhance the role of the organization in counter-terrorism.

My delegation aligns itself with the statement delivered by on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement. I would like to deliver the following observations in my national capacity, and allow me in this context to present part of the bitter experience lived by my country and my people throughout the last seven years, as a result of an irresponsible and serious political decision taken by some member state governments in order to dedicate their energies and resources to violent extremist ideologies, to support armed terrorist groups in my country Syria.

Mr. Chairman, It has become a given fact that Security Council resolutions on counter-terrorism, some of which were issued under Chapter Seven and they have reached a round 16 … decision resolutions … until now they do not find the path towards implementation.

Similarly, the UN global counter-terrorism strategy will not become reality on the ground, nor can member states agree on a standard legal definition of terrorism which has been a Syrian request since 1986, nor can member states succeed in negotiating a binding comprehensive and global Convention on counter-terrorism.

I declare, dear colleagues, none of this can succeed so long as the head of the snake remains in place, the masterminds remained in … remain in place. This head snake is represented by policies of member states in this organization, states that enjoy the power and influence and wealth. But they do not enjoy the values of good governance that deter it from abusing its capacities in imposing hegemony and waging war, and arming terrorists in any country that disagrees with these governments.

These governments still view armed terrorist groups and foreign terrorist fighters as an economic, military and political weapon that can be used to overthrow legitimate governments and to destroy state economies and capacities, and to kill their citizens and displace them as refugees and displaced persons, and to send them to death at sea – then she’s shedding tears on their lives.

And in speaking of foreign terrorist fighters allow me to present an explanation, a simplified explanation, of their recruitment process. They were citizens of more than 100 nationalities around the world, as affirmed by the report of the analytical support and sanctions monitoring team, issued as document S-2015-358. They were normal people who were influenced and misled by schools and religious centers funded by billions of oil and gas money in order to promote extremist terrorist Wahhabi ideology in different parts of the world under the cover of religious work, however with the Takfiri-Daesh (ISIL) angle.

Naturally, many state governments of member states in this organization, and particularly in the European Union, placed these individuals under surveillance being dangerous individuals who threaten society’s security, until narrow political interests have converged with the corruption of some of these states’ governments. These individuals were exploited and sent to fight in Syria and Iraq in order to, on one hand, spread terrorism, and second to rid Western societies of their presence.

As such foreign terrorist fighters began, as the UN calls them, began to flow into Syria through a well-planned process which involved governments and intelligence agencies. Tens of thousands of passports were issued and tourists visa entries into countries neighbouring Syria and Iraq, air flights and itineraries were devised by government intelligence agencies in order to make them untraceable. Some terrorists were even forced to travel through more than five international airports or airports on the same day.

This is documented in Interpol documents and in the UN counter-terrorism entities. As for weapons and training camps … and operations rooms were ready in the countries surrounding Syria and Iraq waiting to receive these terrorists, whom have been labeled as the moderate armed opposition. This is of course an opposition that has been genetically modified, because they are foreigners, but we are requested to call them moderate armed Syrian opposition.

The involved governments and their intelligence officers supervised this process, who have secured their arrival in Syria, then some of these governments were involved in illegal trade in oil and Syrian artifacts from Iraq and Syria. On top of all of this, some member state governments ignored what is happening on the internet and on social networks by way of spreading extremist ideology and calls to hate and bear arms, and to fund and donate to terrorists in Syria and Iraq by calling them Mujahideen.

And so, increased arrival of terrorist fighters have been facilitated to Syria and Iraq, until today encrypted messages are used to wage terrorist attacks everywhere on Earth. Mr. Chairman, What I have presented now is only an example of our suffering through seven years of terrorism, but it proves a fact that influential segments of the international community still lacks the political will to combat terrorism.

What we demand, ladies and gentlemen, is real political will to combat terrorism and to hold its supporters and financiers accountable. More precisely, we want to cut off the snake’s head, and not only to chase after its tail.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

(Thank you to The Syria Mission to the United Nations at YouTube)

Rumors Of Wars: CIA Awards Saudi Prince Medal For ‘Anti-Terrorism’?

By Jerry Alatalo

RethinkAlphabet While a lot of men and women observers of world events have begun using references to George Orwell’s classic Twilight Zone-meets-authoritarianism novel “1984” lately, seeing the United States Central Intelligence Agency give the “George Tenet Medal” to a crown prince of Saudi Arabia has those men and women searching for something beyond Orwell – if such extreme, never-before-used descriptive words are even available, or within the realm of possibility.

As Dr. Kevin Barrett correctly notes in his short PressTV interview, the event is one which generates a state of mind where one can’t decide whether it’s better to laugh or cry. Laugh – simply because the level of “chutzpah” and straight in-your-face audacity to pull this off with a serious face is off the charts. Cry.. because the level of desperation necessary to descend to such a deceitful level, sadly and pitifully attempting public relations’ damage control over increasing Earthly awareness of who the sponsors of terrorism are.. signals war is fast approaching.

Unfortunately, the ridiculous dog-and-pony show for international public relations purposes is far from laughable, but represents the most serious and potentially deadly of matters. Consider this comes along just after the controversial Amnesty International “report” painting the Syrian government and President Bashar al Assad as mass-murderers of prisoners – most notably without Amnesty International providing any legally useful evidence whatsoever.

These efforts to shape public opinion the world over by disseminating high-quality production, false reports are not carried out for ordinary purposes; they are conducted to shape public opinion into favorable perceptions/acceptance of war entered for so-called “humanitarian” purposes, or as part of fighting the “Great War on Terror”.

Can anyone name what the crown prince and Saudi Arabia have done to deserve a prestigious award for fighting against terrorism? Can anybody name Saudi Arabia’s major accomplishments – any successes against terrorists – since September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center mass-murder events, in the now over 15-year “War on Terror”?

The people of the world have heard and seen enough “fake news”. The people of the world shall from this day forward demand, insist on, and accept no less than the truth.

(Thank you to PressTV News Videos at YouTube)

German MP’s Address Delivers Truth About Syria.

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-37Alphabet MEMBER of Parliament from the left party Die Linke in Germany, Dr. Sahra Wagenknecht, passionately criticized Western and Angela Merkel’s policies on Syria recently; this while the German leader sat only yards away. Ms. Wagenknecht’s pointed criticism included terms such as “irrational” and “morally bankrupt”.

She also spoke to the increasingly known direct participation of Saudi Arabia and Turkey in helping the terrorist organization ISIS, raising serious questions about the seeming absence of outrage internationally against those nations for clear state-sponsored terrorism, in complete contradiction to unanimously agreed-upon anti-terror resolutions at the United Nations.

In addition, Dr. Wagenknacht noted the high percentage of some 90-100 separate terrorist mercenary groups, operating in Syria for nearly five years, having become discovered to possess German-made weaponry – a state of affairs for which she used the term “an embarrassment”.

Perhaps, if enough Americans were to become aware of the truth about Syria, and if those Americans took actions which forced all presidential candidates and elected representatives to fully and truthfully respond to perceptions like those conveyed by Dr. Sahra Wagenknecht on the floor of Germany’s Parliament, the international community would join as one humanity – one human family, defeat terrorism in Syria and the entire Middle East region, and – finally – start down the ever-longed-for path to true peace on Earth.

World peace is possible.

(Thank you to Russia Insider at YouTube)