Wednesday, September 5, 2012

John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administration’s War On the Constitution

John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administration’s War On the Constitution

John Cusack, Bin Laden, the CIA and Gary Johnson

As much as I enjoyed John Cusack's interview of Jonathon Turley I was dismayed by the absence of two things. No mention was made of an alternative theory for what happened on 9/11/01. By saying that the attacks could have been prevented Turley tacitly implied that the attack did in fact come exclusively from Bin Laden. And secondly Cusack's exasperation at not being able to vote for either Romney or Obama in good conscience would naturally lead to the conclusion that one should vote for Gary Johnson but no mention was made of his candidacy.

The importance of delving into the alleged events of 9/11/01 can not be overstated. The crisis of freedom which is gripping our country began not with the actual events of that day but with the media portrayal and public consumption of those events. Every new government agency including the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security finds its raison d'etre in those events. Obama's new found powers to indefinitely detain and/or kill American citizens without warrant, charge, trial or legal process of any kind also have their origins in the supposed events of that day. But what if it's all a lie? While I'm confident that a President Paul or Johnson would do much to restore the civil liberties of Americans they would still face the ever present question "but what about the terrorists, how do we protect ourselves against them?"

My theory of what happened that day is (I hope) not unique. Although it involves information I have gleaned from a myriad of sources including Mike Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon and his source material, as well as the recent Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth documentary neither of those sources presents the whole picture.

My father was a combat pilot in Vietnam and later an instructor pilot for the B-52 strategic nuclear bomber. We grew up with aviation. In my twenties while living in Russia I flew Soviet fighter trainers as part of my work for a military tourism company. Planes, military planning and intelligence operations are nothing exotic to me and this is my humble opinion of what happened on the day our republic ended.

This operation required immense planning. Years of training and dry run exercises would be required. For the purposes of my theory I remove Bush and Clinton from any knowledge of the operation because (assuming the outcome of U.S. Presidential elections is not known in advance) neither of them would have been in place long enought to bring the plan to fruition.

By now it is relatively common knowledge that NORAD responded incredibly slowly to the reports of hijacked airliners that day. They had a 100% interception record in the previous few years yet they failed 4 times in 1 day on 9/11/01. This fact along with the demolition of WTC 7 which was not hit by a plane are sufficient evidence to demonstrate the involvement of an entity which had domestic control over U.S. military assets as well as access to the buildings themselves.

Until 9/11/01 Pearl Harbor was our most recent example of the effectiveness on popular sentiment of an outside military attack. There are a number of respected historians who have demonstated that President Roosevelt was well aware of the Japanese intention to attack. Just a few months before the Japanese attack Roosevelt had consolidated the Pacific fleet in the tight confines of Pearl Harbor much to the chagrin of senior U.S. Navy Admirals who could see the peril this placed the fleet in. Furthermore the diplomatic measures the Roosevelt administration had taken against Japan including embargoing oil imports were acts of war that they reasonably knew would require retaliation. Fast forward 60 years. Osama Bin Laden was a protege of Charlie Wilson's war. He had received arms and training at the hands of the CIA from 1979-1989 when he was a mujahadeen fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Recent revelations about an Egyptian terrorist's FBI connection in the Oklahoma City bombing demonstrate the use of foreign recruited terrorists to carry out operations on U.S. soil. Bin Laden had a CIA handler and a long history of trust forged in battle with the Soviets. What if that handler or someone like him got wind of the plans to attack the WTC? The planning for such a complex operation must have begun not long after the Soviets left Afghanistan. In fact Bin Laden's "jihad" (which by the way he had no authority to declare under Islamic law as he is not a Sheikh) against the U.S. was rooted in the 1991 U.S. invasion of Iraq just two years after the Soviet pullout of Afghanistan. Bin Laden repeatedly stated that the basing of U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia was his reason for waging war not only against the U.S. but against Saudi Arabia as well.

As Bin Laden turned his asymmetrical warfare machine from battle with the atheist Soviets to battle with the "infidel" (also a misnomer as "infidel" in the Koran is a reference to pagans while Jews and Christians are most commonly referred to by Mohammed in praiseworthy terms as "people of the book")United States it is unlikely he severed all connections with his CIA handler(s). It is also possible that Bin Laden's CIA hander was not known to him as such. If his "handler", let's call him Ahmed, was a Saudi, Chechen or Dagestani who had been bloody and dirty with Bin Laden in the trenches for 10 years in Afghanistan plus a few in Chechnya there would be no reason Bin Laden would not continue to trust him.

And let's imagine that through Ahmed someone in a position of economic, political or military power gets wind of a planned attack on the WTC in the mid nineties. There is extensive FBI documentation of surveillance on suspected terrorists in flight schools in Florida in the mid 1990's. This person is savvy enough to realize that foiling this plot is not nearly as politically valuable as allowing it to happen. But the devastation of a plane hitting a building just isn't gonna be spectacular enough for his or her purposes.

This mysterious person, let's call him Charlie, also knows that U.S. F-16's are going to blow the shit out of those airliners 7 minutes after they are declared hijacked. So a military training exercise has to be scheduled for that day to buy a few extra minutes. More importantly Charlie knows enough about the way modern skyscrapers are built that they are actually designed to withstand a direct hit form a Boeing 707. So if this attack, conceived and carried out by Bin Laden and his cronies, is going to have the desired effect the buildings are going to have to come down. So Charlie gets somebody who is an expert in controlled demoltition to set that up. The military exercise is planned for 9/11/01, the airliners remarkably run the gauntlet of the most sophisticated and battle tested air superiority forc the world has ever knowm, the buildings are hit, a few mysterious explosions before and after the impact are not noticed, the wrekage is quickly carted away and boom, instant police state. As long as Charlie, for any reason we care to imagine, has much to gain by the expansion of U.S. military power arouund the world and domestic government expenditures this is the most reasonable theory I can see which takes into account all the available evidence. And Charlie knows that war is the best way to both things simultaneously.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ender's Game, Armour, The Last Starfighter

Ender's Game and 1984, dust them off, no longer the province of nerds and sci-fi geeks, they became the required reading of the martial academies. We first had to understand the psychology of slavery if we were to become free. The classics of literature were studied just as the samurai had studied art, calligraphy, poetry and watercolors. These were studied alongside the disciplines of the sword. Just as the Japanese had taught: the complete warrior had to be a complete human being first. The mechanisms of modern technology were employed for combat training. In the Neo-of-the -Matrix like scenario children studied the arts of artillery, deployment of forces, marshaling of guerrilla tactics using asymmetrical warfare against a stronger opponent.

Asimov was a scientist. And then he decided there was too much beauty in science to leave it to the scientists, it had to be literary and imaginative. Winston Smith used his speakwrite to make history disappear and now I use my Siri equipped iPhone to make literature appear.

The alien invasion was an advanced race who had progressed beyond the human form; something like the brains floating in liquid that moms use to talk about. Because of their advanced telekinetic nature, projectile weapons are nearly useless against them. Projectiles can be diverted with minimal psychokinetic force. The only way to combat them is to slash past the Sentinel droids which protect their tanks in primal, edged-weapon, hand-to-hand combat. And once passed the droids to smash their liquid filled tanks and sliced them open as they quiver on the deck.

This new fact of history had created a renaissance in hand-to-hand combat. An ancient art form that had decayed into an obscure past time once again became a matter of life and death. Mock Renaissance wargames became the training for a mortal struggle as we began train our children at the age of three to be locked in a death strugggle to save the human race by age 13.

Attend your training. It's what was expected. The research had been done to show that 10 years was the period required to become an expert in anything. We were turning our children into killing machines to save the human race much as the cold warriors and medieval knights had done.

The suicide bombers, the jihadists and the imperial powers all came together with their former foes to fight and push back the alien invasion. The suicide bombers of the Afghan struggle in the New York war became the instructors with some training thrown in from a few old Vietcong left over from the Vietnam war.

The zeal for combat was inherent to human nature. It had to be massaged, encouraged and brought to fruition. The martial cultures of the Cold War, the Butlerian Jihad and the Renaissance had to be revived. It was a matter of life and death.

FPV/FPS masters were no longer quirks, they were a matter of life and death. There's a reason that Dungeons & Dragons was so successful. There's a reason that people play first-person shooter video games and go online with headsets and joysticks to have war with their friends on their team. It's a part of human nature that will never go away. DARPA had started their six drones per pilot program just in time. Finally in 2015 there was a foe worthy of worldwide combat.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Killian is Lying to You

Why are there so many coincidences between Bradley Manning's saga and the movie "The Running Man"? For those of you who don't remember the movie the "crime" which the main character (Ben Richards) is accused of committting is firing from a helicopter at unarmed civilians. Richard's real crime in the movie is disobeying the order to fire on people who were rioting for food. When he disobeys the order the commander back at the base orders the co-pilot to detain Richards and take control of the helicopter. They do, massacre the civilians anyway and then Richards is set up as "the butcher of Bakersfield" complete with doctored video/audio footage as evidence.

Coincidence number one: The "smoking gun" material released by Wikileaks from the alleged Bradley Manning material was a video of military pilots firing on unarmed civiilians while receiving confirmation from their commanders that what they were doing was legal. For attempting to tell the truth about this incident Bradley Manning has now been in solitary confinement for 4 years or so and awaits his February 2013 military show trial in which he could receive the death penalty for "aiding the enemy".

In the movie version of the story the American population has been lulled into compliance by a neverending stream of violent and meaningless television programming (sound familiar) until a group of activist/commandoes hijack the satellite signal and interrupt the broadcast with the text "KILLIAN IS LYING TO YOU". After this text appears on the screen the actual footage of Ben Richard's helicopter's attack is broadcast and the house of cards comes down for the government controlled media. So all we really needed was the text "KILLIAN IS LYING TO YOU" to appear on the screen as the Wikileaks video of the helicopter gunship attack was broadcast on the internet for this whole "Running Man" scenario to take place. The book is set in 2025, that makes us a couple decades early but then again who thought we would have drones patrolling the US as early as 2011-12?

There wasn't such thing as a public internet in 1982 when "The Running Man" was published so King's vision of the public suddenley becoming aware of the totalitarian state's machinations was via a hijacked satellite feed. But it's interesting that the Wikileaks infomation is often obtained when it is "hijacked" by whistleblower citizen activists like Bradley Manning (allegedly).

In a recent photo of Bradley Manning he was wearing a beret and I thought of the Dweezil Zappa character's beret in "The Running Man".

The moral of the story is: If you want to know what is going to happen in thirty years read Stephen King's sci-fi.

Why I'm Voting for Obama

When I watched the RNC use legal maneuvering to take silence the voice of dissent within its ranks I decided to vote for Obama. At first it was a knee jerk reaction of anger and frustration but the more I considered the decision the more I realized that there was more to it than protest.

I had planned to vote for Obama in 2008, something happened to me in the voting booth; fear, latent racism, lifelong Republican family brainwashing, who knows but I voted for McCain. That being said I was genuinely glad that Obama won, primarily because I was excited that the first President of the United States my son would know would be black. In my childhood black media figures were criminals on the local news, comedians, athletes and radicals. To my mind race would figure less in my children's consciousness if black was the color of the president as a counterbalance to all the negative stereotyping of non-white races that persists in the Western media. So far this theory appears to hold water as my son regularly tells us that he wishes he was black. Thank you President Obama.

I have always been a radical. I have never succeeded in suppressing my brain's need to point out every contradiction inherent in large bureaucratic organizations. Thus I have never understood how people who call themselves small government Republicans can advocate the endless growth of the military industrial complex at taxpayer expense, how people who call themselves Civil Libertarians can stand by silently while the Constitution is shredded, how people who claim to follow Jesus can advocate the accumulation of wealth and the waging of war, or how people who call themselves Muslims can send children to their deaths in a way which is forbidden by the Koran in multiple ways. The smear campaign which has been waged against Obama since the day he became president has been rife with all these forms of contradictions.

Obama is the poster child for the American dream: Kenyan/Arabic name, bi-racial, child of a divorced/remarried/single mom, childhood in Islamic as well as Christian cultures. His presence in the Whitehouse is a testament to every ideal this country has ever espoused: all men are created equal, race doesn't matter, we don't discriminate on the basis of religion, all families are equal, you can do anything you set your mind to. But what do the mouthpieces of the Party of Lincoln do the second he gets elected? "HE'S A SECRET MUSLIM, HE'S NOT A REAL AMERICAN, HE LOVES THE TERRORISTS BECAUSE HE WANTS TO STOP WAR, HE WASN'T BORN HERE' HE WAS EDUCATED IN A SHARIA SCHOOL". This makes me feel sick to my stomach when I hear it. Hannity, Boortz, Limbaugh and the millions of mindless minions who take this garbage and perpetuate it on Facebook and Twitter represent everything I hate about this country. This is the type of thinking that makes us the intellectual laughing stock of the world. This is why Americans who travel and live abroad pretend to be Canadian lest they are put at the children's table during adult conversation.

The most frustrating part for me is the implication that if any of the "horrendous facts" about Obama were true it would be a scandal. He's a Muslim who wasn't born in America who holds postcolonialist views and thinks America must abide by International law and this is a bad thing?

I remember when everyone in Republican circles was lamenting the birth in America requirement because it would have prevented the rising star of the party at the time from becoming President. When Schwarzennegar was married to a Kennedy and on his way to becoming the governator the birth requirement was bandied about as archaic and obsolete. The tenacity with which the Obama haters cling to this completely irrelevant law is indicative of how desperately they hate Obama for reasons they are ashamed to articulate.

Let's face it Libertarians: Obama is the most radical president we have had in a long time. He has basically opened the spigot on government spending for the middle class. Now before you roll your eyes and read me Austrian economic theory let's use basic logic to analyze our history. In the 42 years I've been alive the government debt has grown drastically but the lion's share of the money our government has borrowed has been used for purposes that 1) In no way benefit the average taxpayer who is ultimately on the hook to pay the money back, 2) Further enriches and entrenches the existing powers be they financial or military 3) have little or no beneficent for me or anyone I know.

Thus I ask you: why is it that the right's entire line of "rational" attack on Obama is based on the amount of money he has spent since coming to office? Why is it so radical and unacceptably risky for an administration to increase the federal debt to improve the lives of everyday people when EVERY SINGLE ADMINISTRATION (except Clinton) before Obama did the same thing but spent money on things like wars and tax cuts for the rich (Bushes), defense buildup (Reagan) and (see the internet for how all America's debt was accrued while the quality of life of the middle class steadily got worse every year).

So someday in the bright future Libertarianism may be the solution, but there is an ongoing fight for control of the resources from an inevitably expanding mountain of debt. Our government debt grows everyday, Obama's administration is using more of that money for the middle class than Bush did, or Romney would. That makes the choice easy.