short book will be published around one year after the horrors of
September 11, 2001 struck the United States. The attacks of that day –
American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines 175 crashing into Towers
of the World Trade Center, American Airlines 77 apparently driving into
the Pentagon, and United Airlines 193 disintegrating in western
Pennsylvania – have been called “ ‘The Crime of the Century.’ ”
Government officials and Corporate media – whose word, we’ll see, is
often one and the same, forming a kind of Corporate Government – at once
compared last September 11’s attacks to those on Pearl Harbor, the “
‘Day of Infamy’ ” that launched the U.S. into World War II. According to
his Press Secretary, Andrew Card, President George Walker Bush said in
Florida that morning, responding to news of the second airliner’s crash
into the World Trade Center’s South Tower: ‘ “We’re at war.” ’
happened since then? The events of “ ‘9/11’ ” have led to slaughter of
more thousands of innocent people outside the United States and to
drastic cuts of civil liberties within this nation.
‘War on Terror’ ” has thus furthered control of populations and
resources by an unelected and intimately related elite. These few appear
to care more for oil and gas and profits than they do for people. Their
methods-and their history, we’ll soon see-are aligned with fascism of
the 1930s’ “ ‘Corporate State.’ ”
hope to show you first in this book are facts and likelihoods that
disprove the fundamental stories told by Government officials and
Corporate media about “ ‘9/11.’ ”
one year after that day, no Fortune-500 Network or publication has done
anything like a thorough investigation of its events. Corporate media’s
neglect or cover-up is more extensive than that which protected “ ‘the
Magic Bullet Theory’ ” after the assassination of JFK.
only skeptical investigators and true journalists toward “ ‘9/11’ ” have
been independent and Internet-distributed. I’ve drawn from many of their
websites. Please keyword, if you can, Michael C. Ruppert and the From
The Wilderness site, Michel Chossudovsky and the Global Research site,
Jared Israel and the Emperors Clothes site, Brian Salter and the
questionsquestions site, Catherine Austin Fitts and the Solari site,
Larry Chin and Bev Conover and the Online Journal site, Kellia Ramares,
Bonnie Faulker and the Rise4News site, Robert Lederman and Baltech.org,
David McGowan and the davesweb site, the Serendipity and Rense.com
sites, Carol A. Valentine and the Public Action site, Michael Rivero and
the whatreallyhappened site.
of these sites have prejudices that I think are ungrounded, but all have
crucial information that’s yet to be touched by Time, Newsweek, NBC, et
three key facts expose the likelihood that far more than “ ‘Arab
terrorists’ ” were involved in the plot which carried out“ ‘9/11.’”
#1. All of the airliners that crashed on September 11 could not
have completed their courses without interception by U.S. military
aircraft IF officials at the Federal Aviation Agency (the FAA) or North
American Aerospace Command (NORAD) or the National Military Command
Center (the NMCC) had followed their own Rules and ordinary procedures
of response to a flight that should be engaged as an “emergency.”
FAA had responded as promptly on 9/11/01 as it did on 10/25/99, when an
F-16 fighter-jet from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida intercepted within
19 minutes the six-passenger Learjet that was carrying golfer Payne
Stewart, the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon would
have been protected.
#2. At least one of the Flights that crashed on 9/11, that which struck
the Pentagon, American Airlines 77, could not have been flown by
the young Arab, Hami Hanjour, whom Government officials and Corporate
Media still identify as its pilot.
probably, we’ll see, none of the other Arabs who are supposed to be
pilots of the other hijacked airliners on 9/11 flew those planes. More
probably, we’ll see, these jets were flown by remote control through
technologies developed by the U.S. Government, technologies named Home
Run or Global Hawk.
#3. The 110-story North and South Towers and the 47-story Building 7 of
the World Trade Center could nothave fallen due to the causes
that Government officials and Corporate media stories have presented for
their “ ‘pancake’ ” collapse.
Neither jet fuel’s fire nor anything else that was in the Towers that
morning burns hot enough (1,022 degrees Fahrenheit), we’ll see, to
to not topple sideways, but to instead fall straight-down within their
foundations, the 110-story Towers had to be imploded by explosives set
off against their load-bearing columns and beams.
is, we’ll see, the Towers and WTC 7, all owned by Silverstein
Properties, had to be demolished.
‘9/11’ ” was the mnemonically perfect pretext (9/ll synonymous with
life-threatening emergency) for frightening and outraging people within
this nation and for allowing U.S. Government officials to rush into
place sweeping cuts to civil liberties.
soon see that the entire pretext for these officials’ acts and
legitimacy is a lie – the “Big Lie” favored by totalitarian regimes.
see how “ ‘the War in Afghanistan’ ” has benefited the interests of
major oil Corporations around the Caspian Sea. The
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan pipelines that these Corporations
wanted before the ouster of the Taliban are now under way.
see how opium from that “ ‘War’ ” is likely to generate far more in
immediate profits than oil will. Farmers in Afghanistan have raised a
crop of 4,500 metric tons of opium this year, worth between $100-150
billion, after the Taliban removed poppy fields within their territory
see through former investment-banker Catherine Austin Fitts how such a
crop of illegal narcotics will likely be worth $2 to $4 trillion – one
trillion is one thousand times one billion – as its revenue is laundered
through Banks, Stock Markets, and other financial institutions.
see how and why Banks need “smack” (heroin) as well as Crack. We’ll see
long-time players behind the global crimes that affect our
neighborhoods. We’ll see their many conspiracies. We’ll see the same
families, a tiny but dominant ruling elite, profiting from the current “
‘Endless War’ ” as profited from collaborating with Nazi Germany before
and/or during World War II – the Rockefeller, Bush, Harriman, Dupont,
Hearst, Ford, Warburg, ... families. We’ll see that many of these elite
few’s rule dates from feudal times. Al Gore and George W. Bush are
distant cousins, both descended from Charlemagne, Emperor of the Holy
see how David Rockefeller’s drive built the WTC Towers that were
destroyed 30 years after their completion for probably great profit due
see how Zbignew Brzezinski (National Security Advisor to President Jimmy
Carter and among the main strategists on the Trilateral Commission and
the Council on Foreign Relations, both bodies funded by Rockefellers’
money) set forth reasons for the United States to dominate Central Asia
in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard.
years before “ ‘9/11’ ” Brzezinski wrote that the U.S. should command
Central Asia to counter Russia and China and to maintain the rest of the
world as its “vassals.”
Brzezinski wrote, too, that “the pursuit of power is not a goal that
commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or
challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being.... Democracy is
inimical to imperial mobilization.... The public supported America’s
engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.”
Pearl Harbor, we’ll see that the then U.S. President, FDR, had
foreknowledge of that day’s infamy.
see, too, at close of this book, how short is the time we have to change
our collective courses.
see systems of fraud, exploitation, and speculation collapsing (Enron,
Worldcom) and teetering near collapse (Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, and the
see that if we in the modern North go on as we are now, consuming times
more than our share, we’ll need two other planets to live on no later
than the year 2050.
we’ll see hope. We’ll see hope in the hundreds unto millions unto
billions around the Earth who reject our old lords’ would-be “ ‘New
World Order.’ ”
see that we have the power to change everything through simple and
direct choices. We’ll see that we can compel any turn we want through
tactics we apply. We can use the power of protracted boycotts and other
refusals. We’ll see that we can win back America – an America of
Americas that honors numberless un-Americas worldwide, a world of
limitless potentials and accomplishments – in the next and truly new
way, you may be wondering what those double quotes (like, say, “ ‘Bluto
did it’ ”) are supposed to mean. I mean them to represent the
echo-effect of Government officials and Corporate media on public
consciousness. The latter reinforces the former. The information thus
repeated in our dominant media-scape makes up one big echo-chamber or
mirror for Corporate Government. And so great masses of normal,
intelligent, and compassionate people are grievously misled.
1971 Don Paul (No. 36 in the picture to the left) was the
youngest winner of a Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford
University, after Ken Kesey, Tillie Olsen and Robert Stone and before
Ray Carver, Alice Hoffman and Bill Kitteredge.
Between 1973 and 1980 he was a logger or roughneck in northwest
Washington, southeast Alaska, Louisiana and Texas.
held the World Road Best for running 50 kilometers between 1982-94 and
qualified for the U.S. Men's Olympic Marathon Trial in 1980 and 1988.
1988 he began to put poems to music by his brother Kenton. He's
subsequently led or produced more than 20 recordings, including the
Rebel Poets compilations and albums led by Glenn Spearman, Lisle Ellis,
India Cooke, Paul Plimley, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan and Ben Goldberg.
recently he's released two CDs, 5 Songs For The Bush Reich (available at
www.wireonfire.com) and Love
Is The Main Flame, and the books of poems
Pulsing and Flares.
He works with the organizations
Housing Is a Human Right and From the Ground Up in San Francisco.