Trade Center Terrorist Attack: Those who Do Not Learn From History Are
Doomed to Repeat It
an "Expert" on Lies:
size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed,
because the vast masses of a nation are, in the depths of their hearts,
more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad.
primitive simplicity of their minds renders them more easy victims
of a big lie than a small one, because they themselves often tell
little lies but would be ashamed to tell big ones. Such a form of
lying would never enter their heads. They would never credit others
with the possibility of such great impudence as the complete reversal
Even explanations would long leave them in doubt and hesitation, and
any trifling reason would dispose them to accept a thing as true.
Something therefore always remains and sticks from the most imprudent
of lies, a fact which all bodies and individuals concerned in the
art of lying in this world know only too well, and therefore they
stop at nothing to achieve this end.
~ Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf
we observe the unfolding of the events in the aftermath of the WTC attack,
we are being sent many messages from all around the world by our readers
thanking us for attempting to present a balanced perspective. They are
also sending tid-bits of information gathered here and there, ideas,
opinions, speculations and observations, all of which serve to highlight
the potential of the moment.
is that potential?
fact is: such an event as the horror of yesterday will naturally have
Delano Roosevelt once was quoted as saying: "Nothing in politics
ever happens by accident; if it happens, you can bet it was planned!"
would think that he was in a position to know.
of the earliest reactions to the events of yesterday received by us
was the following:
in three separate presidential executive orders - Section 5(g) of
Executive Order 11905, Section 2-305 of Executive Order 12036 and
Section 2.11 of Executive Order 12333 - ban the United States government
from engaging in efforts to assassinate enemies of this country.
In light of the war declared on the United States today by terrorists,
these bans should be lifted immediately [...] sign the petition
urging your congressman to call on President Bush to issue an executive
order repealing the prohibitions on assassinations ...
kind of lunacy inspires such rhetoric? Doesn't this guy see that he
is effectively becoming a tool of darkness?
seems fairly obvious that, as many of the pundits were saying, there
was a "failure of intelligence."
aside from the grim humor of such a remark, what does it really mean?
Is it even remotely possible for that many aircraft to be hijacked at
once, for those routes to be changed without being noticed,
for those who notice to not ask questions, and once the questions
have been asked, for there not to be some action taken pretty
about the simple matter of having "intel," or "inside
info?" Was this attack staged by an organization with absolutely
no shoelaces left untied in terms of moles, double agents, or other
leaks? In this day and time, that is almost inconceivable.
either it is possible that such was the case - there were no leaks -
or that there WERE leaks, and someone turned a blind eye for
their own objectives. But neither option really justifies the legislation
of greater powers of the CIA and intelligence communities which is being
playing into the "anti-moslem," anti-Palestinian mode of thinking is
ALSO falling into the clutches of the manipulators.
is more: there is the even more chilling possibility that it was done
by those who would wish to cast blame UPON the moslems or the Palestinians
by manipulating them, helping them, and egging them on. Because it is
fairly easy to see that the results of such an action would be so great
a level of retaliation that only madmen of Islam would bring that kind
of wrath down upon their own people.
observe the results: THEY ARE INTENTIONAL.
then again, fundamentalist fanatics are like that - of ANY religion.
The famous remark made at the time of the beginning of the Inquisition:
"Kill them all; God will know his own," is not exclusive to
Christian fundamentalist thinking. But we still come back to the intentional
course, those claiming that the New World Order is coming and that this
is part of the plan to cause Americans to doubt the usefulness of democracy
and to beg for more and stricter laws, are having a field day. Even
if there is no "organized plan" by the "apparent government"
in this direction, such an argument can be seen to have some validity.
But we caution against running too far and too fast with this idea.
The fact may be that we already have a "One World Government,"
and that such actions as we see here are merely manipulations of energy
- INCLUDING the fear mongering and reactionary stampeding of those screaming
that the Beast is coming to take us all away.
reaction is also intended. And those who are following it are just stampeded
of the more obvious interpretations is that the whole incident with
its comparison to "Pearl Harbor" is exactly that: an inducement
to war. It is now generally known that the United States was aware of
Japan's plans to attack Pearl Harbor well enough in advance to have
taken preventive action. This may even be the source of FDR's remark
quoted above. But the U.S. did NOT take action - not even so simple
an action as warning the troops to get the heck out of the way.
Well, obviously, the U.S. wanted to get into the war and the people
were dead set against it. How to manipulate the people to ask the government
to go to war? Why, Pearl Harbor, of course. So we have the government
playing the part of "restrained shepherd of democracy" who is waiting
for the public (which is being manipulated by the media) to DEMAND satisfaction
we are confronted with saber rattling of the most extreme sort. It passes
even the war dances that were plastered on billboards and television
and broadcast on radios prior to the Gulf War. Which reminds me: how
many of you caught General Schwartzkopf's comments? The old hero demanded
his last word and pronounced the bastards to be the most reprehensible
kind because they attacked civilians - it was not even a "military
heck, that's true! I don't think that a single red-blooded American
would not agree. We are OUTRAGED.
are appalled at the whole thing. We are sick to think of those driven
to actually jump from the WTC to escape the heat, the flames, the destruction
and horror of that Charnel house. One witness nearly broke down when
he reported that the sky was "raining bodies." People were
jumping in pairs, holding hands.
indeed! We are most heartily upset, offended, outraged, stunned, and
just about every miserable and horrifying adjective you can think up.
We are almost unable to even express our feelings for those whose lives
were destroyed in this catastropic event, the dead as well as those
connected to the dead directly or indirectly.
damn it! What if that is INTENDED?!
intended by WHOM?!
STANDS TO GAIN? By ANY action taken in response to this event?
what FDR said: If it happens, it was planned that way.
then there is the old intel guy who told me that one of the first rules
of intelligence is to observe the situation AS IT IS, and extrapolate
to who will gain from it.
there is only one answer here.
not be blind cattle stampeded by the sound of a gunshot. In all cases,
let's stop, look, observe and analyze, and try to figure out: Who is
as a people, as the human race, have been manipulated for aeons. That's
a fact of history. Over and over again. And those who do not learn from
history are doomed to repeat it.