Cross-posted from Paul Craig Roberts
Hot Air Day is upon us. On July 4, hot air will spew
forth all over the country as dignitaries deliver homilies to our "freedom and
democracy" and praise "our brave troops" who are protecting our freedom by
"killing them over there before they come over here."
Not a single one of these speeches will contain one
word of truth. No speaker will lament the death of the US Constitution or urge his
audience to action to restore the only document that protects their liberty. No
speaker will acknowledge that in the 21st century the Bush/Obama Regime, with
the complicity of the Department of Justice, federal courts, Congress,
presstitute media, law schools, bar associations, and an insouciant public have
murdered the Constitution in the name of the "war on terror."
As in medieval times, American citizens can be
thrown into dungeons and never accounted for. No evidence or charges need be
presented to a court. No trial is required, and no conviction.
As in tyrannies, US citizens can be executed at the
sole discretion of the despot in the Oval Office, who sits there drawing up
lists of people to be murdered.
Protesters exercising their constitutionally
guaranteed rights to freedom of speech and freedom of association are attacked
by armed police, beaten, tasered, tear-gassed, pepper-sprayed, and arrested.
Whistleblowers who report the government's crimes
are prosecuted despite the statute that protects them.
US soldier Bradley Manning, who allegedly gave
Wikileaks the documents revealing US war crimes, including the video of US
soldiers in a helicopter gunship enjoying themselves murdering civilians walking
along the street as if the soldiers were playing a video game, has been arrested
and held in conditions of torture while the government tries to invent a case
According to the US Military Code, US soldiers are
required to make war crimes known. However, the law on the books provided no
protection to Bradley Manning, and conservative Republicans whom I know are
foaming at the mouth for Manning to be executed for letting out the truth. The
truth -- what is mere truth compared to the "exceptionalism of the great american
people"? America has carte blanche to do whatever it wishes to the
unexceptional peoples. Manning deserves to die, they say, because he took the
side of the oppressed and not the side of the amerikan oppressors.
After the Swedish prosecutorial office dropped the
case against Wikileaks' Julian Assange, ruling that the charges of rape had no
foundation, another prosecutor, many believe at the urging of the US government, demanded
Assange be extradited from England in order to be questioned. Normally,
extradition only applies to those who have been charged with a crime and for
whom a warrant has been issued, which is most certainly not the case with
Assange. But, of course, if Washington wants Assange, Washington will be sure
every law is broken or bent until they get him. The Swedish puppet will do the
exceptional country's will and be paid well for its service.
Peace activists in several states had their homes
invaded by the FBI; computers and personal records taken, and a grand jury was
convened in an attempt to indict them for supporting terrorism by their protests
of Washington's illegal wars, wars that are war crimes under the Nuremberg
standard established by the US government itself.
None of this will be mentioned in July 4 patriotic
speeches. The inebriated masses will be wrapped in the flag and return home full
of the hubris that despises lesser foreigners, such as Muslims, Arabs, Chinese,
and the French.
And no dignitary will mention that those "we
are killing over there" are mainly women, children, village elders, and aid
workers. The US troops seem to specialize in soft targets like weddings,
funerals, kids' soccer games, farm houses, and schools.
Recently Washington reduced the "collateral damage"
count by declaring every murdered male of military age to have been a Taliban
fighter or terrorist. Obviously, Washington has no way of knowing whether they were
or not, but Washington's declaration is intended as a green light to murder
Afghan males of military age.
Currently, Washington has wars underway, or
occupations, or is violating the sovereignty of countries with drones and/or
troops in seven Muslim countries, and is arming rebels in Syria. All of this is being done
without the constitutionally-required authorization by Congress, allegedly the
people's representatives. What a joke!
In short, in "freedom and democracy" america,
the people have no voice and no rights and no
Yet, this huge deficit of democracy and liberty will
pass unmentioned by July 4th orators.
The crimes against humanity, the dismantling of the
US Constitution and the lawlessness both domestic and international that define
21st century amerika are the results of September 11, 2001.
Washington's account of 9/11 is the wildest
conspiracy theory known to mankind. The absurdity of Washington's account is as
A few Saudi Arabians without any government's backing or that of any
intelligence service outwitted not only the CIA and the FBI but all 16 US
intelligence agencies, even the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National
Security Agency, together with the intelligence agencies of all of Washington's
NATO allies and Israel's Mossad, which has infiltrated every radical Muslim
These humble Saudis of no known distinction or
powers also simultaneously outwitted the National Security Council, NORAD, the
Pentagon, Air Traffic Control, and caused Airport Security to fail four times in
one hour on the same morning.
In other words, every part of America's defenses
failed at the same moment.
Think about that for a minute. If such a thing had
actually happened, the President, Vice President, Congress, and media would have
been demanding to know how such universal failure of every aspect of the
national security state was possible. An investigation would have started
immediately, not over a year later as a result of pressure from 9/11 families
who could not be bought off with monetary payments. Such complete and total
failure of every aspect of US security would mean that americans were not safe
one single minute during the 40-year stand-off with the Soviet Union. At any
moment the Soviets could have utterly destroyed the US and we would never have
known what hit us.
In a real investigation, the 9/11 evidence would not
have been illegally destroyed, and the investigation would have been conducted
by experts, not by government agencies assigned a cover-up and by political
hacks. The NIST report is abject nonsense. It explains nothing. It is a
fabricated computer simulation of a non-event. The co-chairmen and legal counsel
of the 9/11 Commission later wrote books in which they stated that information
was withheld from the commission, the military lied to the commission, and the
commission "was set up to fail." Yet, these astounding admissions by the leaders
of the 9/11 Commission had no impact on Congress, the presstitute media, or the
public. All heads were in the sand. Please, whatever you do, don't make us
emotional weaklings face the facts.
More than 100 firefighters, police, first
responders, and building maintenance personnel report hearing and experiencing
scores of explosions in the twin towers, including powerful explosions in the
sub-basements prior to the collapse of the towers.
Distinguished scientists, authors of many
peer-reviewed scientific papers, report finding unreacted nano-thermite in the
dust from the towers, tested it for its explosive and high-heat producing
ability, and reported the unequivocal results.
Seventeen hundred architects and engineers have
testified in a petition to Congress that the three World Trade Center buildings
were not brought down by fire and airplanes and have demanded a real scientific
investigation of the cause of the buildings' destruction.
Yet, we are left with the paradox that scientific
opinion based on careful examination of the remaining evidence has been
designated by the ignorant and unwashed as a "conspiracy theory," while
Washington's absurd conspiracy theory stands as the truth of the
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth headed by
high-rise architect Richard Gage has driven the final nail in the coffin of
Washington's concocted conspiracy theory with its new film: "9/11: Explosive
Evidence -- Experts Speak Out."
And they do speak out.
Scores of top level demolition experts and experts
on the design, engineering, and construction of high rise steel structures
provide the scientific, architectural, and engineering reasons that the three
World Trade Center buildings came down only with the assistance of
explosives that were placed and timed to remove the powerful structural support
and permit the sudden collapse of the buildings. As the buildings were engineered and constructed according to known
and tested principles that absolutely prevent rapid collapse, fire and
structural damage that two of the three skyscrapers suffered from airliners could not
possibly have caused the sudden disintegration of the three buildings.
I saw the film in Atlanta on July 2. Atlanta was a
stop on the 32-city premier of the film. The film was shown at the 7 Stages Theater on Euclid
Avenue, the former Euclid Theater to which, 65 years ago, we kids used to ride our
bikes to see Tarzan battle giant reptiles and ride elephants to victory over
evil black tribesmen or evil white hunters, or to watch Randolph Scott bring
justice with his six-shooter to a town ruled by black hats, or to witness the
brave American soldiers liberate Europe from the Nazis. We never dreamed that
we, residents of the "land of the free," would be menaced by a gestapo police
America's descent into a gestapo police state could
be arrested, perhaps, if americans were not so ignorant of science or were
capable of even realizing that what they see with their own eyes when they watch
videos of the twin towers' destruction is buildings blowing up, not buildings
falling down from structural damage. Building 7's destruction is the total and
complete picture of controlled demolition.
At the end of the powerful film, psychologists
explain why the majority of a population lacks the mental and emotional strength
to confront highly disturbing facts. A government that so thoroughly spies on
its population as Washington does obviously knows its population's profile and
sees nothing but weakness and fear that can be manipulated.
What fact is more disturbing than the likely fact
that 9/11 was a false-flag event designed to provide the neoconservatives with
their "new Pearl Harbor" in order to launch Washington's Wars of Hegemony in the
Middle East, and from there to Iran and to the nuclear powers: Russia and China, which are
being encircled, as Iran has been, with US military bases?
What we are experiencing is a replay of the French
Revolution, this time on a world stage. Napoleon, the inheritor of the French
Revolution, conquered Europe several times in the effort to expand the New Order
in France to all of Europe. The French Revolution was the first claim of a New
World Order, but at that time the world was Europe.
Washington's "wars of liberation" are wars of world
hegemony and wars of massive profits for the military/security complex. The
combination of power and money that are the motives for Washington's concocted
wars are hidden motives, wrapped in the flag, patriotic sentiments, and fear of
dark-skinned demonized Muslims.
Can Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth -- or any
truth -- break through and liberate americans from the artificial reality created
by government liars and a corrupt presstitute media, or are americans doomed to
expire in the Matrix that has been created for them?
Perhaps the hope is that the economy will collapse
under the would-be hegemons, and people who will not fight for principles and their
liberty will fight for their economic survival.