That’s an opinion shared by many in mainstream media, but since a “conspiracy” is a secret plan made by two or more people to carry out a plan (whether illegal or not), conspiracies can apply to a vast number of activities, not just “X Files-like nonsense.”
This is one of the things Phil Marshall was trying to bring to light in his book, “The Big Bamboozle.” Marshall wrote, “Quoting from passages in the Washington Post series Secret America, we find that the Special Activities Division is a division of the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service responsible for covert operations, black operations and other “Special Activities,” including covert political action and paramilitary special operations. Within Special Activities there are two separate groups; One for paramilitary operations and another for political action. The Political Action group is respsonsible for covert activities related to political influence, and psychological and economic warfare. The division is supervised by the U.S. Secretary of State.”
He goes on to point out that, “The political action group within Special Activities conducts deniable psychological operations known as Black Propaganda – which includes leaflets, newspapers, magazines, books, radio, and television, all of which are geared to convey the U.S. message appropriate to the region. In the U.S. , the most obvious propaganda tool is the News Corporation’s Fox News and its perpetual circle of disinformation.”
The Special Activities Division is interested in shaping big stories, and one of the biggest stories of the past hundred or so years in America is the story of how the 9/11 attacks occurred. The story, confirmed by the 9/11 Commission Report, and echoed endlessly by those in the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration, is essentially a lie, and because Governments do not wish to be embarrassed among nations, the lie is supported and embellished and those, like Philip Marshall, who question it are often targeted to be silenced.
From other posts in the “Unthinkable” blog, you have learned that, according to long time U.S. State Dept. terrorism expert, Dr. Steve Pieczenick, it is very likely the master-mind terrorist, Osama bin Laden, who is held up to have carried out the 9/11 attacks from a cave in Afghanistan, in fact died of marfan syndrome in 2002. Did that stop the Special Activities Division from producing fake bin Laden videos for ten years following 9/11? Certainly not. Bin Laden was “the guy” the Intelligence Community pinned the blame on for not only 9/11, but everything that followed: Two wars lasting over ten years, the near bankrupting of the U.S. for having supported those two wars, not to mention the deaths of 4,500 U.S. military personel, the plague of ruined lives, lost limbs and, we should never forget, the murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraq civilians.
So, why is it important that we look outside mainstream media for our news? Because otherwise we will fall victim to the folks at Special Operations who would prefer that we know nothing of the writings of Phil Marshall (deceased), or Michael Ruppert (deceased), or Gary Webb (deceased), all who gave their lives so that Americans might wake up to the incalculable cost of Empire.
In a number of ways, Mike Ruppert inspired me to make films like "Unthinkable: An Airline Captain's Story." Mike left us on Sunday, April 13th, according to officials, having taken his own life. I wish there were time and resources to investigate his death and am certain it will be done, as Mike was an inspiration to many. Here is a... QUOTE (From The Wilderness)Michael Ruppert is the author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. Published in September 2004 and is one of the three best-selling books globally and in the US about the attacks of 9/11. Rubicon is the only book to show that Vice President Richard Cheney, the US government and Wall Street had a well-developed awareness of Peak Oil before the 9/11 attacks and that US policy since then has been consistent with Peak Oil imperatives. In May, 2006 Crossing the Rubicon was added to the Harvard School of Business library and released in a French version with distribution throughout all major book stores in France. Mike is also the publisher/editor of From The Wilderness, a newsletter read in more than 50 countries around the world. Its subscribers include 60-plus members of the US congress, professors at more than 40 universities around the world, and major business and economic leaders. Since 9/11 Mike has been in demand as a university lecturer and has spoken on Peak Oil and 9/11 in nine countries. Recently, at the request of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, he served as an official questioner during a Congressional briefing looking into unanswered questions and the unaddressed flaws of the Keane Commission report. Having concluded that the US government and markets will be useless in preparing American citizens for the coming crisis, Mike's current focus is on individual and community preparedness for the coming challenges and the development of a reliable news service to quickly identify and track breaking developments around the world. Mike is a former LAPD narcotics investigator, whistleblower and a 1973 Honors Graduate of UCLA in Political Science. After attempting to expose this he was forced out of LAPD in 1978 while earning the highest rating reports possible and having no pending disciplinary actions. In 1996, after 18 years of struggle, he finally achieved one of his deepest wishes in a face to face public encounter with then CIA Director John Deutch on national television. Washington sources later told Mike that Deutch's mishandling of the encounter cost him a guaranteed appointment as Secretary of Defense. On November 28, 2001 Mike gave his first post 9-11 lecture at Portland State University, which was attended by more than 1,000 and resulted in a standing ovation. FTW's video, The Truth and Lies About 9-11, has sold more than 15,000 copies.
Former State Dept official: ‘No Easy Day’ is ‘cowardly’ fiction DIGITAL JOURNAL: Elliott Freeman, Sept. 4, 2012 Former senior State Department official Steve Pieczenik has blasted ‘No Easy Day’, the new book about the Osama Bin Laden raid, calling the publisher and military brass “cowards” who created the story to cover up Bin Laden’s death years ago.
Pieczenik, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Senior Policy Planner under Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, made the explosive remarks in an uncensored interview with radio talk show host Alex Jones. As the State Department’s International Crisis Manager and Hostage Negotiator, Pieczenik was also responsible for the rescue of over 500 hostages in a variety of terrorism incidents, and his real-life exploits became the inspiration for the Jack Ryan character in Tom Clancy’s best-selling spy novels.
When asked about ‘No Easy Day’, Pieczenik did not hold back his contempt for the book and its publisher, Dutton, a subsidiary of Penguin Group. “It’s not only fiction. Fiction can be detrimental. This is cowardly and greedy on all parts,” he stated. “I maintain that this has been a serious lie that has been the crux of corruption of both the intelligence and military community.” Pieczenik asserted that high-ranking military and intelligence officials who want to blow the whistle on the deception are being suppressed by their superiors. “There are military generals and CIA officers who have complained that this lie cannot continue, and they’ve been reprimanded repeatedly by General [Martin] Dempsey, who I confronted over a month ago,” he revealed. In addition, Pieczenik pointed to the Pentagon’s admission earlier this year that it had no visual or forensic evidence to prove that Osama Bin Laden was killed in the Navy Seal raid in Abottabad, Pakistan or that his body was buried at sea. He also addressed the Department of Defense’s claim that it did not review and edit ‘No Easy Day’ for classified material, as reported by The Daily Beast, even though books of this type normally go through an extensive government vetting process. “The fact that this book is being published without the consent of the Defense Department is disingenuous at best and at worst a lie,” Pieczenik declared. “General Dempsey is lying… [Secretary of Defense] Panetta is lying… [National Security Advisor] Donilon is lying… and Dutton is lying.” According to Pieczenick, who is also the author and co-author of numerous books, Dutton’s explanation that a lawyer chosen by the author vetted the book doesn’t add up. “There is no publisher that is stupid enough to allow the lawyer of an author… to vet it out,” he said. So, if Bin Laden was not killed in the raid, then what happened to him? Pieczenik maintains that he died in late 2001 of natural causes, echoing statements made by former foreign intelligence officer Angelo Codevilla, former FBI counter-terrorism chief Dale Watson, former CIA agent Robert Baer and Lt. Col. Oliver North. While Pieczenik focused his condemnation on the Obama White House, he also lambasted the Bush and Clinton Administrations for setting the stage for the false Bin Laden story. “What you have are men without integrity, without professional expertise, utilizing a political expediency: a narrative to manipulate the fears and concerns of our country while we have bigger issues,” he said. Despite the controversial nature of Pieczenik’s comments, he stood firm, saying that “the intelligence community, the State Department and the President of the United States never refuted my statements.” The Department of Defense and Dutton have yet to issue formal responses to Pieczenik’s latest remarks. In the end, Pieczenik believes that the story of the Bin Laden raid has done more than bring corruption into the highest levels of the military. “It insults the intelligence of the American people,” he explained. “I find this reprehensible… not because it’s just a lie, but it degrades the service of honorable men and women who serve in the field… whose lives are at stake.”
The following documented deaths of 9/11 witnesses suggests that whomever wanted to see these people silenced may have had an equal if not greater motive for wanting Philip Marshall silenced as well.
BARRY JENNINGS: The former New York Housing authority Emergency Coordinator who reported that on 9/11 he and Michael Hess had been blown back by a big explosion inside Building 7. He later said in an interview that he had heard explosions in Building 7 before either Tower had collapsed. He also reported that he was stepping over bodies, contradicting the official gov’t claim that no one died in Building 7. Barry died mysteriously on August 19th, 2008 – two days before the release of the NIST Report’s first draft.
BEVERLY ECKERT: Who lost her husband on 9/11 and did not believe the official story of 9/11. She was among the families organizing for disclosure around the facts of Sept. 11th, including a law suit against the Saudi and U.S. Government. She was offered money by the U.S. Gov’t to remain silent, but she refused. She died at age 57 in a mysterious commuter plane crash on February 12, 2009. A week before she died, she met with President Barack Obama as an advocate for those affected by 9/11.
KENNETH JOHANNEMANN: A janitor at the World Trade Center, Kenneth reported seeing explosions in the basement and upper floors of the tower. He reported a massive explosion in the basement of one of the Twin Towers and rescuing someone who had received full body burns from an explosion that took place at the base, not the top, of the tower. In September 2008, Kenneth died from a gunshot to the head from an apparent suicide. A suicide note made it appear as if the reason was that Kenneth was being evicted from his apartment, though he had a large and loving family and had been offered a place by one of his cousins.
MICHAEL H. DORAN: Mr. Doran was a 9/11 victims attorney who volunteered his services to help 9/11 victims receive compensation. He died on April 28th, 2009 when his single engine plane crashed in Ohio.
CHRISTOPHER LANDIS: Former Operations Manager for Safety Service Patrol for the Virginia Dept. of Transportation. He gave a citizen Investigation Team called The Penta Can photos and answered questions re. photos he had showing an unobstructed view of the Pentagon crash site detailing a cover-up in progress and 9/11 perpetrators in government vehicles. A week after the film makers obtained Landis testimony on film, he committed suicide. No further information has been released on his death.
BERTHA CHAMPAGNE: Bertha was the babysitter for the Marvin Bush family. Marvin P. Bush, the little-known younger brother of George W. Bush, was a director of Securacom/Stratesec, a Kuwaiti/Saudi-backed company, until June 2000… the company that provided electronic security to the World Trade Center in the days before the attacks and also provided security to Dulles International Airport where Flight 77 took off from. On 9/11, Marvin Bush was on the Board of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.., which insured parts of the World Trade Center. On October 10, 2003, sixty-two year old Bertha was found crushed to death by her own vehicle in a driveway in front of the Bush family home.
PAUL SMITH: Helicopter 7 Pilot of ABC’s 9/11 “International Shot” Chopper, who caught the second plane fly into the tower. On Oct. 7th, 2007 Paul Smith was killed when he was run over by a cab driver who was cut off by a “black car.” The black car has not been identified.
JON DEL GIORNO: a cameraman, was on the chopper with Paul Smith on 9/11. Del Girrno confirms he was the cameraman in News Chopper 7 on 9/11 who took the first footage aired live “allegedly” of United Airlines Flight 175 hitting the second tower. Del Giorno has refused to talk about what he saw on 9/11 and no longer responds to reporters.
DEBORAH PALFREY: Ran a prostitution ring that had top 9/11 figures among it’s clients. A former NSA official noted that some of Palfrey’s call girls were being chauffeured by Sherlington Limousines to poker parties attended by former CIA director and co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry, Porter Goss. One of the reasons cited for Goss’ abrupt resignation in May 2006 was his alleged involvement in a prostitution scandal. On the morning of 9/11, Goss was having breakfast with the head of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) General Mahmud Ahmed, the man who ordered a wire transfer of $100,000 to alleged lead hijacker Mohammed Atta. According to former NSA official WAYNE MADSEN, Palfrey may have also known that Jack Abramoff, who was also connected to the DC Madam scandal, allowed at least two of the 9/11 hijackers to use one of his casino boats in the days prior to 9/11. Palfrey said, “I have information that would have been of great interest to the 9/11 Commission. There’s information that they have that would have been very important for the 9/11 Commission to know having to do with intelligence they picked up about 9/11 before it happened.” Interviewed by Alex Jones, Palfrey said, “I have no intention of anyone buying me off or making any kind of a deal with me. And I’m not planning to commit suicide either. I’m planning on going into Federal Court on April 7th if indeed we do have the trial and I plan on exposing the Government in ways that I do not think they want me to expose them…” On April 15th, Deborah Palfrey was found dead, hung with a nylon rope from the ceiling of a shed behind her mother’s house in Tarpon Springs, FL.
DAVID GRAHAM: Saw three of the alleged highjackers in Shreveport with a Pakistani businessman prior to 9/11. He came to the FBI with this information and received threats from federal agents. On September 17th, 2006, Graham was found poisoned to death. His death was never investigated.