9/11 was an Inside Job and a “Psy-Op”

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9/11 was an Inside Job and a “Psy-Op”
Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom

Department of Anthropology and Geography, California State University

September 20, 2006

The penalty good men pay for their indifference to public affairs

is to be ruled by evil men.
The “War on Terrorism” is the biggest lie in U.S. history.
Economics Professor Michel Chossudovsky
This 9/11 is the biggest lie in world history- and it’s destined to fall sooner or later.
Historian Webster Tarpley
The bigger the lie, the more readily people will believe it.
Adolf Hitler
9/11 is in the hands of people who insult our intelligence at every level.

This stuff doesn’t stand up to the most casual examination.

It’s like any of these vast, elaborate attempts to terrorize our people:

Any free examination of the evidence on its merits exposes what’s at work.
Ralph Schoenmann, 2004
If the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched.
George H. W. Bush
You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln
All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; second, it is violently opposed; and third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer

Abstract 3

Introduction: Nature of the Crime 4

Blueprint of the Global Domination 6

Geopolitical and Global Economic Context for 9/11 8

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 13

9/11 as Psychological Operation; the Media as Propaganda Machine 13

I) Some of the “Big Lies” of 9/11 15

II) Terror Alerts based on Fabricated Intelligence 19

9/11: Evidence of an Inside Job 20

I) Total Stand-down of U.S. Air Defenses on 9/11 20

II) Controlled Demolition of WTC Buildings 1, 2, and 7 22

Background Information on the WTC 22

Evidence for Controlled Demolitions 23

Government/Media Explanations for the Collapses 32

III) Remotely-controlled, non-commercial Aircraft

Hit the Twin Towers 33

IV) A Missile and Military Aircraft Hit the Pentagon 34

V) The Hoax of Flight 93 37

VI) The Patsies: Osama Bin Laden and the Alleged Hijackers 38

VII) Foreknowledge of the Attacks; Insider Trading and Looting 41

VIII) Anthrax Letters and the USA PATRIOT ACT 43

IX) Vice President Cheney’s Role 43

X) Ptech Computer Software, Corporate-government

Connections, and the Terrorism/drug Economy 44

XI) More Smoking Guns 46

XII) Environmental Crimes of the White House and EPA

at Ground Zero 49

The Cover-up: Obstruction of Justice by the Bush Administration 50

I) Destruction of Evidence 51

II) Damage Control 52

III) Official “Investigations”- The 9/11 “Omission” Commission 52

The Role of the New World Order and External Collaborators 57

Summary and Conclusions 63

Bibliography and References 67

Books 67

Journal Articles 71

Videos and DVDs 72

Some Websites 73

Appendix A: Basis for Legal Proceedings 74
While overwhelming evidence indicates 9/11 was an inside job, even the FBI now admits that no credible evidence points to Osama bin Laden and the 19 alleged “terrorists” as perpetrators. No trial or impartial investigation of the crime has yet occurred. In fact, the official 9/11 story, that 19 alleged hijackers with box-cutters fooled the best military/defense system in the world, is itself an outrageous conspiracy theory. Certainly these men, at least six of whom are still alive, lacked the motivation and the ability to carry out the attacks by themselves. Certainly, 9/11 was not an “intelligence failure,” as the government/media complex has characterized it. Rather, 9/11 was an elaborate hoax, a staged “war pretext incident,” engineered to fool the American people into accepting wars of aggression abroad as well as a rollback of their civil liberties. As such, 9/11 is a typical example of “state-sponsored, false-flag terrorism” and a covert, “black op” orchestrated by rogue elements within the U.S. government. It is “false-flag” because it was blamed on a political target group, the Muslims.
The operation was carried out mainly by individuals who have infiltrated the highest levels of government, military, and intelligence agencies in the U.S., as well as those of Britain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, among others. It involved extremely sophisticated coordination and some of the most advanced technologies available. Certainly, standard emergency U.S. air defense procedures were suspended to allow some kind of aircraft, most probably remote-controlled military aircraft, to hit the WTC and the Pentagon. The extraordinarily solid, steel-framed WTC buildings 1, 2, and 7 could only have disintegrated by controlled demolition, a considerable engineering feat.
The massive cover-up of 9/11 crimes by the government/media propaganda complex continues today with the major media blitz on the fifth anniversary of the event designed to mobilize popular support for war with Iran. Five years later, it still provides the justification for the entire Bush agenda, including the endless “war on terrorism” and the shredding of the U.S. Constitution. The phony “war on terrorism” (actually “war of terrorism”) itself is a pretext for global domination abroad, repeal of civil liberties at home, and establishment of a global police state. Their next target of opportunity is Iran, mainly because of its strategic location and oil reserves.
9/11 was also a psychological operation of terror against the American people. The “secret government” that carried out the crimes of 9/11 is not loyal to the U.S. Constitution, but rather to a corrupt, private, international, corporate/banking network. The global, corporate dictatorship, or “New World Order” they seek is not compatible with democracy or with civil liberties. Only by deconstructing the official myth and exposing the “Big Lies” of 9/11 and the phony “war on terrorism” will Americans be able to halt the slide toward dictatorship and hold onto their democracy and their country. This process is also necessary in order to identify and bring the real perpetrators of 9/11 to justice. Psychologically, many Americans resist accepting the truth of what happened on 9/11 because of its frightening implications. However, the alternative is to continue sleepwalking toward apocalyptic world war in the Middle East, the establishment of a global dictatorship and police state, and a loss of all our civil liberties.
The Republican Party has stolen the last two presidential elections (Miller, 2005; Greenwald, 2002), controls all branches of government, and constitutes a fascist, criminal syndicate controlled by international financial powers. It may now be vain to hope for justice via traditional legal processes. Thus, it seems like an opportune moment for Americans to get informed, get organized, reclaim their rights as citizens, and take their country back.
Introduction: Nature of the Crime
In July, 2006, a poll conducted by the Scripps Survey Center indicated that over a third (36%) of Americans believe that government officials helped orchestrate the 9/11 attacks in order to justify war in the Middle East (Rocky Mountain News, 8/3/2006). Interestingly, the reporters of the article spun this as an indication that Americans are angry with their government and never considered the possibility that 9/11 was an inside job. Zogby polls in 2004 had already showed that 63% of Canadians and over half of New Yorkers believed the U.S. government had foreknowledge of the attacks and thus, was complicit in the crime and its subsequent cover-up. On this fifth anniversary of the event, we can clearly see that 9/11 has been a “turning point,” or “pivot point” in history and that it is still being used to galvanize popular support for Bush’s “war on terrorism.” However, since Rex Tomb, the Chief of Investigative Publicity at the FBI, recently admitted that “the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11” (Muckraker Report, 6/10/06), these issues are worth revisiting.
In the past five years, even as the government/corporate-controlled media complex has done everything in its power to cover up the real nature of the 9/11 crimes, a flood of independent researchers have produced thousands of books, articles, documentaries, and websites dedicated to uncovering the truth of what happened on 9/11 (see References below). International citizen’s inquiries have convened in Berlin, Germany in 2003, in San Francisco, Toronto, and New York City in 2004, and in Chicago and Los Angeles in 2006; citizen’s grand juries have been held in Los Angeles in 2004 and 2005 and New York City in 2004, and many other conferences and demonstrations have also been held all over the world. Today, at least two journals, Journal of 9/11 Studies (published by “Scholars for 9/11 Truth”) and Global Outlook (a Canadian publication), are dedicated primarily to discovering of the truth of what happened on 9/11.
The collective efforts of these individuals and groups have unearthed a staggering and overwhelming amount of evidence that proves that the official 9/11 story is a preposterous lie, a myth. Thus, the “war on terrorism” itself is also a fraud. This evidence, much of which is presented here, proves that:
1) The three World Trade Center buildings came down by controlled demolition (Hufschmid, 2002; Firmage, 2006; Legge, 2006a, 2006b; Jones, 2006). Also, enormous profits were made by corporate and political insiders with foreknowledge of the attacks (Flocco, 2001).
2) The attacks were orchestrated, executed, and covered-up by criminal elements within the American government that have infiltrated and now control many key government agencies, including the White House, the U.S. military, the intelligence agencies, and even Congress (Tarpley, 2006).
3) The radical “neo-conservative” cabal in the White House answers to a “world shadow government,” a private, international, rogue network that also controls most of the world’s financial and media institutions as well other governments/intelligence agencies, etc., most notably those of England, Israel, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia (Tarpley, 2006).
4) This “secret government” rules through fear, terror, torture, secrecy, propaganda and lies. The goal of this criminal syndicate is to establish a global corporate dictatorship as well as to destroy nation states, democracies, and civil liberties. Historian Webster Tarpley (2006) identifies this “rogue network,” concluding:
We are living in the twilight of the Anglo-American world order, a system of planetary domination by the Whig financier faction since just after 1700. This system had certain positive features, but it has now become a barrier to human progress, and it is past time for it to exit the world scene.
5) 9/11 itself was a psychological attack (a “psy-op”) on the American people (Barrett, 2006; Rushkoff, 1999). This pivotal event forms the pretext used by the “global corporatocracy” to advance their agenda of endless (and profitable) wars and global domination (“full spectrum dominance”) by controlling space and cyberspace, and imposing a global police state.
Tarpley (2006) demonstrates that 9/11 was a textbook example of “false-flag, state-sponsored terrorism.” As such, it needs to be understood as one of a long, bloody succession of “synthetic terror” events staged by imperial governments (i.e., empires) in order to frighten their citizen’s into supporting wars of conquest abroad1 and relinquishing their civil liberties. 9/11 constitutes a “false-flag” operation because Arabs, a political target group, were made to appear as the perpetrators, but were not.
Tarpley’s 9/11 Synthetic Terror, Made in USA (2006) describes the four-fold organizational structure government’s use to carry out this kind of covert “black-op/psy-op,” as follows:
1) A network of moles (in this case, Vice President Cheney, Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld, Joint Chiefs of Staff General Myers, etc.) organizes, facilitates, and helps cover up the crime.
1 Among the many examples of false-flag, state-sponsored, staged “terrorist” events are the deliberate sinking of the Maine as pretext for the Spanish-American War, the sinking of the Luisitania to help instigate U.S. involvement in World War I, Hitler’s burning of the Riechstag or German Parliament Building in 1933 as a pretext for consolidating his imperial powers, Pearl Harbor in 1941 as pretext for American entry into World War II, the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964 as pretext or “trigger” to escalate the war against Vietnam, etc., etc.
2) Designated patsies (in this case, Mohammed Atta and the other 18 alleged “terrorists”) are carefully handled and made to appear as if they executed the crime.
3) Professional killers (from intelligence agencies, special forces, etc.) actually commit the crime.
4) The corporate-controlled media provides mass propaganda that supports the official explanation, despite its inevitable absurdities, etc.
This same organizational structure has been utilized again and again by governments to fabricate synthetic terrorist attacks all over the world2 (Tarpley, 2006). Any hope of dismantling the emerging global corporate dictatorship must begin by dismantling the myths and lies, such as the official 9/11 myth, that support it.
Blueprint for Global Domination
Before examining the evidence proving 9/11 was an inside job, let us recall that the events of 9/11 have been used by the Bush administration to justify virtually its entire foreign and domestic agenda. This agenda was outlined prior to the 2000 election in a series of policy papers written by a “neo-conservative” think tank, the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Among its recommendations: The U.S. should “pre-emptively attack other countries not of immanent danger to the U.S., abrogating agreed-upon treaties when they conflict with U.S. goals, installing U.S.-friendly governments to do America’s will, using tactical nuclear weapons, simultaneously conducting “multiple-theatre wars”, and controlling space and cyberspace for military purposes.” The document calls for a global Pax Americana, i.e., “full spectrum dominance” of the whole world. And it ominously states that the American people are not likely to support the required transformation of the military “absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event- like a new Pearl Harbor. The document also states: “Iran may well prove as large a threat to US interests as Iraq has,” and it spotlights China for “regime change”, saying “it is time to increase the presence of American forces in SE Asia.”

Prominent members of PNAC include Vice President Richard Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of Defense (now World Bank President) Paul Wolfowitz, indicted former Chief of Staff Lewis (Scooty) Libby, Jeb Bush (the President’s brother and Governor of Florida), Richard Perle, Dan Quayle, Gary Bauer, Steve Forbes, Elliot Abrams, and William Kristol. Many of these individuals (Wolfowitz, Perle, Kristol, Abrams, Libby) are Jewish-Zionists, arguably more committed to the interests of Israel than those of the United States.

2 Other recent “synthetic terror” events include the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the 1995 bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the 7/7 bombings in London, the 3/11 train bombings in Madrid, and the assassinations of President Kennedy in 1963 and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King in 1968, to name just a few. The 1962 “Operation Northwoods” plan called for the U.S. military to conduct terrorist attacks on Miami and Washington, D.C. These would be blamed on Cuba, as pretext for invading Cuba. This plan was approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff but over-ruled by the Kennedy brothers.

On October 19, 2001, Vice President Cheney stated: “The war on terrorism may never end, it is the war of normalcy…. (the war that) will not end in our lifetimes.” It should be recalled that Alexander Solzhenitsyn stated: “A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.” And of course, many generations of Machiavellian leaders have understood that people are most effectively ruled through fear and propaganda (i.e., lies). Thus, Bush II, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Attorney General John Ashcroft have repeatedly warned us that the “terrorists” will attack again. They have even fabricated a fabricated phony “terror alerts” in order to maintain the requisite fear level (Chossudovsky, 2006). Thus, it is essential for Americans to understand that the attacks of 9/11 were carried out in order to provide justification for the more or less permanent “war on terrorism”, which itself is a pretext for imposing American (corporate) global domination abroad and domestic tyranny at home. It is past time that the American people understood that official myth of 9/11 constitutes “The Big Lie” and that the “war on terrorism” is actually a “war of terrorism” directed against American citizens and the people of the world.

Bush administration initiatives and goals that have been justified by 9/11 include:
1) Abandoning the 1972 international anti-ballistic missile treaty.
2) Securing massive increases in Pentagon spending, from about $300 billion a year in 2001 to well over $440 billion/year in 2002 and even more today.
3) Curtailing civil liberties at home through the USA PATRIOT ACT and Homeland Security Act.
4) Systematic, secret domestic spying (“warrant-less wiretapping”) on Americans by the National Security Agency and its private sub-contractors.
5) Launching wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq in order install corporate-friendly puppet governments and establish U.S. military bases to control oil and natural gas resources. Both of these countries are considered strategically essential for controlling proven fossil reserves. Plans to invade each country were drawn up by key government officials before the 9/11 attacks.
6) Establishment of concentration camps around the world (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Abu Graib, Iraq and numerous other locales) where torture is used systematically in the treatment and interrogation of (generally innocent) detainees. Numerous European and Middle Eastern countries have cooperated with CIA procedures of ”extraordinary rendition,” i.e, kidnapping, incarceration and torture of innocent civilians at torture facilities operated in secret by the CIA throughout the world.
7) Privatization of state-owned businesses in Iraq and granting of rebuilding contracts (through no-bid government contracts) worth billions of dollars to insider corporations such as Halliburton, Bechtel, Dyncorps, etc.
8) Repeal of legislation and governmental regulatory functions in America that limit unbridled corporate profits for extractive industries, such as oil, gas, timber, mining, etc.
9) Massive tax cuts worth trillions of dollars for very wealthy Americans (the top 1-2%). Along with massive increases in spending for the military, this has the effect of dramatically reducing discretionary federal and state funds available for social needs (social security, public schools, health care, etc.). Indeed, “the plan” outlined by numerous radical right wing think tanks is to essentially tear up the “social contract” between government and the American citizenry altogether (Rampton and Stauber, 2004).
That the Bush administration is still in power is evidence that their psychological operation has partly succeeded. 9/11 provided the “foundational event,” the historical “pivot point” that the Bush team has used to justify all manner of crimes, including stealing elections, shredding the U.S. Constitution, spying on Americans, and the ultimate Nuremburg Tribunal “crime against the peace,” which is initiating illegal wars of aggression on sovereign nations without provocation. With 9/11 as pretext for endless wars and world domination for all time, the Bush/Republican/corporate agenda ultimately is to impose a global “oligarchy of the wealthy” (Still, 1990). If accomplished, this would spell the end of nation states, the end of democracy, and a return to a feudal society in which the vast majority of citizens would be reduced to serfs and slaves.
Geopolitical and Global Economic Context for 9/11
America’s neo-imperial agenda did not begin with the Bush II administration. The U.S. now has military troops stationed in 135 (of 192) countries (Vance, 2004). Indeed, the “American Empire” has exercised hegemonic power over the world since World War II, killing some 20 to 30 million innocent civilians in covert and overt wars (Blum, 1995, 2000). The following facts give some geo-strategic context for why 9/11 events were orchestrated by elements within the government. It is important to understand that perhaps the three most profitable businesses in the world are oil and gas, weapons, and illicit drugs. Each are worth over $1 trillion a year.
1) One of the world’s most influential men, Zbignew Brzezinski (co-founder with David Rockefeller of the Trilateral Commission, CFR member, and former National Security Advisor to President Carter) noted in his book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives (1997): “Ever since the continents started interacting politically, some 500 years ago, Eurasia has been the center of world power.” Eurasia has 75% of the world’s population and 75% of all known energy resources. The Caspian Basin, in particular, was thought to have an estimated $5 to $7 trillion in gas and oil reserves. Countries there include Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan. All of these former Soviet states share a border with Afghanistan. Brzezinski reasoned that with worldwide energy consumption increasing, whoever controls Caspian Basin oil/gas will control the world economy. Indeed, the U.S. already had established military bases in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan prior to 9/11. In fact, Brzezinski’s “Grand Chessboard” strategy appears nearly identical to the PNAC plan for global dominance that the Bush II administration is following, even to the point where he, too, saw the need for a “direct external threat,” like “Pearl Harbor:”

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