Government Corruption and Collusion;
September 11thand the Impending Energy Crisis

Warning, the information contained in this document is quite controversial and would probably be considered unpatriotic by many in this country. However, there is a growing unease in this country – a feeling that something isn’t right with what is going on in our government. This brief paper introduces evidence and theories I have been running across that should be thought about and examined in light of the current events. As much as possible I have tried to retain the original context of the statements and to provide further (internet linked) references for you to examine these statements further. Regardless of how you feel about the information I present in this document, please be aware that for most of us, our news sources are very limited. The world press has been publishing similar accusations and theories for years and all of us would do well to look a little deeper (and wider) for the truth.

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The thesis here is that the United States Government had planned to enter Afghanistan well before the September 11th attack; and that the primary objective was the control of diminishing world-wide energy reserves [1]. One of the primary architects of this action was Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Zbigniew Brzezinski was President Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser (1977-1981) -- and author of The Grand ChessBoard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives, The Grand Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the 20th Century, as well as of Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the 21st Century; Game Plan: How to Conduct the U.S.-Soviet Contest; Power and Principle: The Memoirs of the National Security Advisor; The Fragile Blossum Crisis and Change in Japan; Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era.;. The Soviet Bloc: Unity and Conflict; and of other books and many articles in numerous U.S. and foreign academic journals. He chairs the Center for Strategic & International Studies and is the Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy at John Hopkins University.

Excerpts below from The Grand ChessBoard (1997):

"For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia. Now a non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia -- and America's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained. (p.30)

"In that context, how America `manages' Eurasia is critical. Eurasia is the globe's largest continent and is geopolitically axial. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world's three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa's subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world's central continent. About 75 per cent of the world's people live in Eurasia, and most of the world's physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 per cent of the world's GNP and about three-fourths of the world's known energy resources." (p.31)

"To put it in a terminology that harkens back to the more brutal age of ancient empires, the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together." (p.40)

But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold." (p.124)

The world's energy consumption is bound to vastly increase over the next two or three decades. Estimates by the U.S. Department of energy anticipate that world demand will rise by more than 50 percent between 1993 and 2015, with the most significant increase in consumption occurring in the Far East. The momentum of Asia's economic development is already generating massive pressures for the exploration and exploitation of new sources of energy and the Central Asian region and the Caspian Sea basin are known to contain reserves of natural gas and oil that dwarf those of Kuwait, the Gulf of Mexico, or the North Sea." (p.125)

"Uzbekistan is, in fact, the prime candidate for regional leadership in Central Asia ." (p.130) "Once pipelines to the area have been developed, Turkmenistan's truly vast natural gas reserves augur a prosperous future for the country's people. (p.132)

"For Pakistan, the primary interest is to gain Geostrategic depth through political influence in Afghanistan -- and to deny to Iran the exercise of such influence in Afghanistan and Tajikistan -- and to benefit eventually from any pipeline construction linking Central Asia with the Arabian Sea." (p.139)

"In the long run, global politics are bound to become increasingly uncongenial to the concentration of hegemonic power in the hands of a single state. Hence, America is not only the first, as well as the only, truly global superpower, but it is also likely to be the very last." (p.209)

" Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat." (p. 211)

From an interview of Zbigniew Brzezinski:
[Le Nouvel Observateur (France), Jan 15-21, 1998, p. 76]

Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn't believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don't regret anything today?

B: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.

Q: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?

B: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?

Returning to the thesis (toward the control of diminishing energy reserves),

Afghanistan has only limited oil or gas reserves. But it straddles the most direct route for exporting oil and natural gas out of Turkmenistan, where the gas reserves alone are estimated at over 100 trillion cubic feet, or the fourth largest proven natural gas reserves in the world. [Afghanistan, Turkmenistan Oil and Gas, and the Projected Pipeline, Peter Dale Scott, 10/21/01]

Long-time observer William Beeman claimed in 1998 that the desire to build an Afghan pipeline before an Iranian one could be built motivated the US in the 1990s to back the Taliban against its domestic opponents, the Iran-backed Northern Alliance. As he wrote in an important article for Pacific News Service "From the U.S. standpoint, the way to deny Iran everything is for the anti-Iranian Taliban to win in Afghanistan and agree to the pipeline through their territory. The Pakistanis would also benefit from this arrangement -- which is why they are willing to defy the Iranians.". [Afghanistan, Turkmenistan Oil and Gas, and the Projected Pipeline, Peter Dale Scott, 10/21/01]

On September 18, the BBC quoted former Pakistan Foreign Secretary Niaz Naik that the US was planning military action against the Taliban even before the September 11 terrorist attacks. Naik said he was told by senior American officials in mid-July that military action against Afghanistan would go ahead by the middle of October. He claimed he was told of the plan at a UN-sponsored international contact group on Afghanistan in Berlin earlier this year. The ultimate objective, Naik said, was to topple the Taliban regime and install a transitional government-possibly under former Afghan King Zahir Shah (exiled in Italy since 1973). Naik claimed he was told Washington would launch its operation from bases in Tajikistan, where American advisers were already in place, that Uzbekistan would also participate in the operation, and that 17,000 Russian troops were on standby. Since the attacks, Russia has agreed to allow the US to use its military bases in Tajikistan, across Afghanistan's northern border. [World War III Report by Bill Weinberg]

As reported by the Asia Times, in July 2001 a strategy to topple the Taliban and replace it with a ³broad-based government,² was discussed during the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy. (This subject was first broached in Geneva at a May 2001 meeting between the U.S. State Department, Iran, Germany, and Italy.) Following within days of the G8 summit, secret negotiations were conducted in a Berlin hotel between American, Russian, German and Pakistani officials. Pipelineistan was the central topic of these negotiations, and a plan was set up for military strikes against the Taliban from bases in Tajikistan to be launched before mid-October 2001.[The Forging of 'Pipelineistan' Oil, Gas Pipelines High Priority for U.S. in Central Asian Military Campaigns by Dale Allen Pfeiffer, July 10, 2002]

The Taliban were never a target in the "war against terrorism". They were just a scapegoat - rather, a horde of medieval warrior scapegoats who simply did not fulfill their contract: to insert Aghanistan into Pipelineistan.

Pipelineistan is not an end in itself. Oil and gas by themselves are not the US's ultimate aim. It's all about control. In Monopoly, Belgian writer Michel Collon wrote: "If you want to rule the world, you need to control oil. All the oil. Anywhere." If the US controls the sources of energy of its rivals - Europe, Japan, China and other nations aspiring to be more independent - they win. This explains why pipelines from the Caucasus to the West have to be America-friendly - ie Turkish or Macedonian - and not "unreliable", meaning Russian-controlled. Washington, always, has to control everything: that's what Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger always said. The same goes for the military bases in Saudi Arabia, and now in Pakistan and Afghanistan. [last 2 para: Asia Times January 25, 2002 Pipelineistan, Part 2: The games nations play]

Coming cataclysmic global oil and natural gas shortages are about to become very real, certainly within the next two years, to everyone on the planet. Those countries that have access to what oil remains will survive and dominate and those that do not will atrophy and disintegrate. This is a deadly game of musical chairs. It is the kind of unspoken crisis that would compel the U.S. Congress to worship Caligula's horse, forget the Constitution and international law, and sell out completely.

Yesterday's announcement by the State Department that North Korea has a nuclear weapons program is troubling for two reasons. First, it raises all of the obvious questions about whether, if the U.S. isn't really concerned about oil, it will now drop all Iraqi plans and go invade Korea instead. They seem to be closer to building a bomb than Iraq is. But secondly and perhaps most importantly is the fact that, as reported by Stratfor, Pyongyang told the Bush Administration about the nuclear program two weeks ago. Why didn't we hear about it then? [The Unseen Conflict, Oct. 18, 2002, Michael Ruppert]

While there are many theories floating around that we knew about the 9/11 attacks ahead of time, one cannot help wondering why we immediately fingered Afghanistan (and Osama Bin Laden) following the attacks and initiating invasion preparations. Ironically, and in conjunction with the thesis of this paper, we already had troops off the shore of Afghanistan before 9/11.:

September 1-10, 2001 – 25,000 British troops and the largest British Armada since the Falkland Islands War, part of Operation “Essential Harvest,” are pre-positioned in Oman, the closest point on the Arabian Peninsula to Pakistan. At the same time two U.S. carrier battle groups arrive on station in the Gulf of Arabia just off the Pakistani coast. Also at the same time, some 17,000 U.S. troops join more than 23,000 NATO troops in Egypt for Operation “Bright Star.” All of these forces are in place before the first plane hits the World Trade Center. [Sources: The Guardian, CNN, FOX, The Observer, International Law Professor Francis Boyle, the University of Illinois.]

Of course, any discussion of our government’s actions over the years must also take into account the current (Bush) administration and their motives for accelerating our foreign incursions.

I will interject here that I personally find our President Bush to be a childish, illiterate, and vengeful man, hardly worthy as a representative and statesman of the United States of America. He has, on occasion, represented a vengeance for Iraq’s Saddam for a supposed plot to kill his father during his presidency. George Bush, Sr has placed himself on record (ref. CNN news) seething about how much he hates this man Saddam. Not very encouraging for a first (or second) family!

He said the Iraqi leader's "hatred" was largely directed at the United States and added: "After all, this is the guy who tried to kill my dad."
[Bush calls Saddam 'the guy who tried to kill my dad', From John King (CNN) Friday, September 27, 2002]

Having stated Bush Jr’s vengeful nature and pursuit of personal vendettas, we as the citizenry of this country are being increasingly subjected to an erosion of our constitutional rights in an effort to control dissent at home. Under the guise of monitoring potential terrorist developments, this administration has created the Patriot Act and its incipient erosion of our Bill of Rights.

On October 26th - a date which will live in infamy - the President signed the USA/PATRIOT act, officially known as HR 3162. And you should well note that, according to Representative Ron Paul (R) of Texas - as reported on November 9th by Kelly O'Meara of the Washington Times' Insight Magazine - the bill had not even been printed and members of the House could not read it before they were compelled to vote on it. O'Meara wrote, "Meanwhile, efforts to obtain copies of the new bill were stonewalled even by the committee that wrote it." Most of its provisions have nothing to do with fighting terrorism. Under this so-called anti-terrorist measure:

Any federal law enforcement agency may enter your home or business when you are not there, collect evidence, not tell you about it, and then use that evidence to convict you of a crime; (This nullifies the 4th Amendment to the Constitution). And, says the ACLU, it doesn't even have to be a terrorism investigation, just a criminal investigation. [Section 213 - The Sneak and Peek provision].

Any federal law enforcement agency may, if they suspect that you are committing a crime, monitor all of you internet traffic and read your emails. They may also intercept all of your cell phone calls as well. No warrant is required. (This violates the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution) [Section 202 and 216] [See FTW on Carnivore, Vol. IV, No.2 - April 30, 2001].

The FBI or any other federal law enforcement agency may come to your business and seize any of your business records - if they claim it is connected with a terrorist investigation - and they can arrest you if you tell anyone that they were there. (this violates the First and the Fourth Amendments to the Constitution) [Title II, Section 501]

The CIA can now operate inside the U.S. and spy on American citizens. And, as directed by AG Ashcroft on November 13, it is also permitted to share its intelligence files with local law enforcement agencies (and vice versa). The CIA has spied on Americans for decades, but the fruits of that spying have never been admissible in court. Now law enforcement will have the ability rewrite the intelligence as a probable cause statement, conduct an investigation and introduce it as evidence. This, from material that was collected outside the rules of search and seizure. (There goes the Exclusionary rule of the Fourth Amendment). [Titles 2 & 9].

The foundation for an international secret political police agency is laid by allowing the CIA to receive wiretap information from any local agency and then share it with the intelligence services of any foreign country. [Section 203]

[http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/112001_f_word.html]

And quickly following came the Terrorism Information and Prevention System (or TIPS), whose biggest legacy I suspect will be the disintegration of what is left of our social communities through the distrust of the citizenry by the citizenry itself!

The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police. The program would use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report "suspicious activity".

Civil liberties groups have already warned that, with the passage earlier this year of the Patriot Act, there is potential for abusive, large-scale investigations of US citizens.

As with the Patriot Act, TIPS is being pursued as part of the so-called war against terrorism. It is a Department of Justice project.

Highlighting the scope of the surveillance network, TIPS volunteers are being recruited primarily from among those whose work provides access to homes, businesses or transport systems. Letter carriers, utility employees, truck drivers and train conductors are among those named as targeted recruits. [US planning to recruit one in 24 Americans as citizen spies, By Ritt Goldstein, July 15 2002]

In testimony July 11 before the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, Attorney General John Ashcroft made it clear that the government aims to break down barriers that hinder surveillance of citizens. [Operation TIPS: Bush plan to recruit 1 million domestic spies, By Kate Randall, 22 July 2002]

Looking around, one sees this distrust in the empty expressions, the withdrawal from social activities, the growing unease, and the tendency towards disregarding minor laws. As I have alluded, I suspect all of this is the result of the questionable legality of this administration’s actions, compounded by the continuous (terrorist) threat level posted by the government…

Questionable legality of this Administration’s actions? The Bush administration has or is in the process of breaking several laws and doctrines that were set in place by preceding administrations. These include:

And the sum result of these actions? Moral bankruptcy, economic tailspin, and the crash of world opinion and support. Is this the country we grew up being proud to be a part of?

George W. Bush is either totally ignorant of his country’s recent past, or is a cheap, cynical hypocrite of the worst kind.[Timothy Bancroft Hinchey Pravda.Ru, 11:05 2002-06-04, “Bush Targets 35% of World’s Nations”]

Moving back (closer) towards the thesis, Our government has paraphrased their incursions into Eurasia as a ‘War on Terrorism’. Yet our country’s actions are increasingly viewed by other nations as terrorist in nature themselves! And with our new (Bush Administration’s) policies of pre-emptive strikes, we are teetering on the edge of a dangerous precipice.

The US is at it again. Having been labeled by its soothsayers as the "world's policeman" the US has carried out terrorist operations in literally every part of the world.

The Americans have bombed over 18 countries since the end of the Second World War, and if one were to include the military invasions, the number would rise incredibly.
[US, Britain World's Most Dangerous Terrorists?, Wanjiku Ngugi, November 12, 2002]

The historical record indicates that the United States has never, to date, engaged in a "preemptive" military attack against another nation. Nor has the United States ever attacked another nation militarily prior to its first having been attacked or prior to U.S. citizens or interests first having been attacked, with the singular exception of the Spanish-American War. [U.S. Use of Preemptive Military Force, Richard F. Grimmett, September 18, 2002]

And when we ourselves become a rogue nation, what precedent are we setting for other nations? Look at North Korea’s recent actions and outright disregard of the nuclear proliferation treatment. And then we have to look at nations that haven’t yet developed nuclear weapons – In January 2003, Brazil announced openly that they are now considering developing nuclear weapons (PressDemocrat, 01/09/03), even in the face of growing poverty and starvation…

Of course, the Bush administration has quietly created a solution for such nations not following our suggestions – assassination is once again permitted[2] by our government!  To wit, in late 2002, the CIA using a Predator (Unmanned, remotely-piloted, armed) aircraft singled out and killed a supposed Al Quada operative in a remote desert area of Yeman.

 

Closing Thoughts

Even though the primary purpose for the presence of the United States in Afghanistan has been to control the flow of energy from the Central Eurasia region, there is growing evidence that the reserves once thought to exist there are of only minor nature and that there is a growing desperation in our Government.

The unfolding drama since 9-11-01 has been closely paralleled by another, perhaps more threatening one. Evolving more quietly, unmentioned and ignored by the major media, is a coming hydrocarbon energy crisis of civilization-threatening significance. Peak oil production is a reality, and it is happening now. What was once heralded as an oil bonanza in Central Asia -- and given life by ludicrous economic and political assertions insisting that demand always creates supply -- has proven itself to be an enormous bust. As Caspian reserve estimates have been continually revised lower -- from 200 billion barrels, to 100 billion barrels, to around 20 billion barrels -- the world has witnessed a dramatic shift in U.S. foreign policy toward belligerent and unilateral doctrines aimed at Iraq and Saudi Arabia. In the meantime, both politicians and economists perpetuate a dangerous fallacy which says that if you lock scientists up in a bank vault and give them enough money and enough demand, they can produce a hot dog with mustard and relish. [From The Wilderness, December 2002]

This desperation will surely bring increasing deterioration of our basic rights and greater monitoring of our citizenry. What can you do? Listen to what is going on in Washington; and not just from the newspaper (and especially not from network news!) – try alternative news sources as you have time to see what issues are surfacing outside of the ‘normal’ channels, and especially overseas. Participate in (peace) marches; and make sure your representative knows your views[3] – either directly or through petitions[4] others prepare. Democracy requires participation of the citizenry and only through such participation can the deterioration of our system be exposed…

Progress Comes From Exchange of Knowledge. -- Albert Einstein

The theory of a free press is that truth will emerge from free discussion, not that it will be presented perfectly and instantly in any one account.
– Walter Lippman

That there are men in all countries who get their living by war, and by keeping up the quarrels of nations, is as shocking as it is true; but when those who are concerned in the government of a country, make it their study to sow discord, and cultivate prejudices between nations, it becomes the more unpardonable. – Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", circa 1792

When all power is commanded by only one of the three branches of government, those ensnared in that rogue system are powerless -- James Madison

There is nothing so powerful as truth - Daniel Webster

 

Alternative news/info sources (beyond foreign press, etc.):
http://www.guerrillanews.com/
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/
http://www.presentdanger.org/commentary/2002/index_body.html

‘Peace is Patriotic’ Billboard Movement:
http://www.peaceroots.org/

 

Further Information

The following are a series of web links should you wish to look at this issue further. I have placed a ‘[***]’ under the ones you should access at the very minimum.

The World Dominance Plot:
http://www.hermes-press.com/domplot.htm

How Carter and Brzezinski Helped Start the Afghan Mess
http://www.nonviolence.org/commentary/104.php

Ex-National Security Chief Brzezinski admits Afghan Islamism Was Made in Washington:
http://emperors-clothes.com/interviews/brz.htm

Zbigniew Brzezinski and September 11th:
http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/2002/2901zbig_sept11.html

Zbigniew Brzezinski’s background as posted by the organization he chairs, “The Center for Strategic & International Studies” (CSIS):
http://www.csis.org/html/4brzez.htm

Overview of the Bush Administration TIPS program from an international viewpoint:
[Goldstein] http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/07/14/1026185141232.html
[Randall] http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/jul2002/tips-j22.shtml
[***]

An article on the Patriot Act:
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/112001_f_word.html
[***]

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan Oil and Gas, and the Projected Pipeline, commentary by Peter Dale Scott:
http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~pdscott/q7.html

Pipelineistan, Part 2: The games nations play:
http://www.cdi.org/russia/johnson/6042-9.cfm

The Forging of 'Pipelineistan':
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/071102_pipelineistan.html

World War III Report; War on Terrorism or War For Oil?:
http://shadow.autono.net/sin001/war2.htm

A War in the Planning for Four Years:
http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/RUP111B.html
[***]

Did the CIA Meet with bin Laden and Walk Away? (includes a timeline of suspicious events in the US leading up to the Trade Center Attack on September 11, 2001):
http://www.guerrillanews.com/newswire/211.html
[***]

I hate Saddam: Bush senior
http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,5126776%255E1702,00.html

Bush calls Saddam 'the guy who tried to kill my dad':
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/09/27/bush.war.talk/

U.S. Historical Use of Preemptive Military Force with Regard to the Bush Doctrine of Preemptive Actions:
http://www.radanovich.house.gov/documents/CRSReportpreemptiveforce.htm
[***]

US, Britain -- World's Most Dangerous Terrorists?:
http://allafrica.com/stories/200211120441.html

Much Ado about Nothing -- Whither the Caspian (oil) Riches? [with a sub story regarding hydrogen fuels]:
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/120502_caspian.html

Timelines of Events Surrounding 9/11 from various monitors:
http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/completetimeline/index.htm
http://www.thelawparty.org/911Conspiracy/Timeline%20Surrounding%20911%20Pg3.htm
http://www.viewzone.com/911.html
[***]

Pre-emptive Impeachment, Anyone Interested?:
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/011303_preemptive.html
[***]

And since this man’s name comes up in so many of the sources listed in this paper, here’s a little about Michael Ruppert:
http://www.radio4all.org/crackcia/ruppert_bio.htm
http://www.drugwar.com/cvabout.shtm

 

Want More Political Dissidence?  Try These

On the CIA and Drugs

The CIA was created out of Wall Street interests, and by Wall Street Executives. Every CIA head, since the inception of the agency, has had ties back to Wall Street. And the CIA’s primary purpose? To keep money flowing in our banking system (and hence, to maintain Wall Street).   The CIA isn’t involved in the Drug Trade to finance their covert operations, rather their involvement is to ensure the drug trade continues as one of the strongest means to keep money flowing in our system, regardless of economic boom or decline. Consider the Taliban’s near elimination of opium production (from 3100 tons to ~200 tons in one year) – our government did not seize this opportunity to completely wipe it out, rather Afghanistan is estimated to be in the process of creating another bumper year in opium production. The same can be said for nearly every other drug operation and the country or government involved…

It has become customary for US intelligence agencies (or what I call cryptocracies) to draw on the assets of the illicit drug economy (or what I call the cryptonomy) in pursuit of various goals, from negotiation to corruption. This has been a major factor in the failure of our government to address the problem of drugs and the cryptonomy reasonably, and the concomitant growth of the cryptonomy to a point where the US economy has become dependent on it. [Afghanistan, Columbia, Vietnam: The Deep Politics of Drugs and Oil, by Peter Dale Scott]

More on the CIA and the illegal drug trade:
http://ciadrugs.homestead.com/files/index.html
http://www.ciadrugs.com/
http://serendipity.magnet.ch/cia/ciadrugs.html
http://www.wethepeople.la/indict.htm
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/economy/dontblink.html

 

On The Manipulation of the Stock Market in the Days Before 911

Although uniformly ignored by the mainstream U.S. media, there is abundant and clear evidence that a number of transactions in financial markets indicated specific (criminal) foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. That evidence also demonstrates that, in the case of at least one of these trades -- which has left a $2.5 million prize unclaimed -- the firm used to place the "put options" on United Airlines stock was, until 1998, managed by the man who is now in the number three Executive Director position at the Central Intelligence Agency. – [http://globalresearch.ca/articles/RUP110A.print.html]

See also:
http://www.thelawparty.org/911Conspiracy/Timeline%20Surrounding%20911%20Pg3.htm

 

On the Embrace of Creationism and the Obfuscating of Science

The Republican party and the White House is quietly embracing the ‘creationist’ movement to the extent that creationist arguments are being used to obfuscate real science. Creationists have been actively pursuing advanced degrees and these so-called scientists are being used to attack issues including global warming amongst other prominent issues (including abortion [5], condoms[6], etc.) within not only the court systems but also within our top scientific journals. In the media, this movement, and those that perpetrate such, are called ‘junk science’. This is only another tact to further confuse and alienate the citizenry from our government’s activities.

More on Creationist Scientists in the mainstream:
http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=2230
http://www.iob.org/editorial_display.asp?edname=848.htm&cont_id=13
http://www.langston.com/Fun_People/1999/1999AOB.html
http://www.ifas.org/fw/9409/creationism.html

Global Warming from the Creationist point of view:
http://www.icr.org/pubs/imp/imp-239.htm
http://www.steelonsteel.com/articles/conned.html

Junk Science:
http://skepdic.com/refuge/junkscience.html
http://www.skepticism.net/articles/2001/000052.html
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20020321-9999_7m21planned.html
http://www.junkscience.com/

 

On the Validity and Ownership of Our Legislature

The validity of our laws is based on what are considered ‘social norms’. As society moves towards the acceptance of ideas as ‘normal’, the founding fathers expected laws to change to reflect public acceptance of certain principles or behaviors. This is one of the fundamental precepts of the Supreme Court as set by our Founding Fathers.

However, in recent years, lobbyist interests have gained the upper hand over the common interests and this aspect of our democracy seldom holds true anymore, especially in areas influenced by ‘Big Business’. Lobbyists, and thus Big Business have created a hold on our government that is creating a scenario where the will of the people is being increasingly ignored. This is an abomination of our Democratic system and one that only gives the reigning government more power to intrude upon our basic rights without leaving us any recourse to defend them. The only way we can continue to have the appropriate influence on our government policies and decisions is to ensure our voice is heard through who we elect to represent us and the conveyance of issues to those representatives.

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease”

 

On Strengthening Our Laws

Speaking of representation and laws, there is one serious flaw in our legislative system that I’d like to address: that of a lack of review for laws enacted. Specifically, when any good policy is written, there should be included a statement of the objectives of that law and a date to review the effectiveness of the same. Through such, a law (say welfare reform) could be reviewed against its writer’s original objectives at a specific date (one that would allow sufficient time for the effects to be seen) and removed or strengthened as necessary.

This should be mandated for our legislatures for new laws, with laws already on the book scheduled for review and appropriate actions taken based on the same.

One more thing – no laws should be made in response to a cataclysmic event (e.g. Columbine, Oklahoma City Bombing, World Trade Center, etc.) for at least 6 weeks to ensure we are not filling the books with prematurely crafted laws that only make the politicians and their constituents feel happy.

There are too many laws on the books. This is not a concern for fear of punishment; but of concern for the sheer bureaucracy and the costs of maintaining that bureaucracy by the citizenry. We need laws that function and that are relevant to our society today…

 

Thank you…

BSC, 1/19/2003



[1] This paper is a follow-on to my rant on the impending oil shortage (that the government doesn’t want you to know about) that I sent out in January, 2003.

[2] A 1975 Law by the Ford Administration prohibits US Intelligence agencies from engaging in assassinations.

[3] And support those representatives that go beyond the call (and curtains). Try this link for an example: http://www.adoptcynthiamckinney.com

[4] Here’s online petitions for you to sign! http://www.petitiononline.com/petition.html

[5] The administration (through these so-called scientists) are claiming a link between Abortion and Breast Cancer, amongst other totally non-sensical claims.

[6] January 12, 2003; “The Bush Administration’s Secret War on Condoms”, NY Times – Junk Science thesis: Condoms have pore sizes large enough to allow the AIDS virus to pass through.