10 September 2008

Rethinking 911

Some time ago, Arun Shrivastava, a fellow member of IHRO (International Human Rights Organisation) posted this article. I was impressed by it and asked and received permission to reprint it here. I have been waiting until the appropriate date, 11 September, to publish it.

My disdain for the current, illegitimate government, the so-called Bush the Second Administration, is no secret. I do not claim neutrality. Although I am a Canadian by birth, temperament, preference and law, I have found myself a residence of the United States of America for many years. In this time, I have developed a certain fondness - in spite of myself - for this bumbling, arrogant, untruthful, often murderous superpower bully. Watching any credibility that America may have had go down the tubes has been a bit painful.

I have long believed that the American illegitimate government was behind the 911 attacks. I don't want to belabour my own opinions and ideas here, this day is for Arun Shrivastava's article.

It's a bit long, I know, but all my readers are intelligent people. Please read it; you might actually learn a bunch of things you didn't know! I know I did!

[For easy of reading, I am not publishing it in my usual orange for quoted matter. Nor am I putting it in blockquotes.]

911-Revaluation of our beliefs
Copyright: Arun Shrivastava

I rarely watch TV. It was early evening, about 6 PM in Delhi when a friend called and said, ‘Have you seen it?’ I asked, ‘Seen what?’ ‘Switch on the TV and watch CNN or BBC’, said my friend. One of the towers was smoldering. Perhaps this was on the channels many minutes before I had switched on.

No one, it seemed, knew what had happened. One channel said an aircraft had hit, another a small plane, some even speculated that it was possibly a missile. My daughter walked in, was immediately glued to the TV. Most of us forgot any urgent work we had on our hands.

Having read about rock solid American air defense system, I was wondering why not a single fighter jet was visible over New York City, at least to reassure the people that they are there? Why not a single helicopter was flying over the tower to rescue those trapped above the burning floors, the way it was ‘done’ in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Towering Inferno?’ The media said that the fire fighters were on the scene. Wouldn’t it take longer to climb up than to be dropped by helicopter on the terrace and commence rescue work? A sense of urgency was missing while the show was on.

We saw the second plane hit the North tower and explode into a ball of fire. And as the TV cameras stayed focused we could see not one fighter anywhere. Nothing was flying over a city under attack except hijacked airliners.

Then we were told that another plane had hit the Pentagon and soon after we saw the South Tower collapse. While the channels showed the horrific scenes of the collapse from all sorts of angles, reports came of the fourth hijacked plane crashing near Shanksville. A little later the second tower collapsed. If this was war on the USofA, where were the fighters? Why were there no fighters over New York City?

Planes crashing in DC and not one fighter in sight? One whale of a white plane doing a slow turn up over DC sky? A lone heptor over NYC? We can’t ever forget this.

Too many terrifying things were happening, in real time. It was past supper time but no one was hungry. The cook was gone. We finally picked our food from the hot case and came back to watch more. Past midnight we saw WTC7 collapse, perhaps bombed by terrorists. And yet no sign of any fighter over NYC skyline. America was under attack and not one fighter screaming over America? That day NYC was America, people were waving from burning WTC and jumping to their deaths but world’s mightiest military force remained grounded.

‘Ma, can I sleep in your room?’ asked our daughter. She was visibly shaken and I realized that it was the first time she had actually seen such horrific scenes, continuously for now nearly nine hours. Exhausted, we finally went to bed at around 3 AM.

Next morning we discussed over breakfast what we had seen on 9/11/01. Terrible guys, we thought, these hijackers. However, much was worrisome about these events. As days passed I could pin down three things that were nagging me: (a) the collapse was too fast, too methodical and almost identical, (b) virtually no aircraft parts or bodies were shown near the Pentagon crash site and nothing at Shanksville except a hole which was rather unusual, and (c) the response of the US air defense system. But I also thought that Americans are perfectly capable of answering these questions, so why should I worry.

In our block of apartments there is hardly a family, except ours, that has not visited the US. They have friends and relations there. My wife and I have over thirty and many live and work in or around NYC. We were worried.

Much was happening here as well. In December our Parliament was attacked, reportedly by terrorists from across the border. Around May, 2002, a New Zealander working in our firm told me that her parents had called asking her to return home as there was threat of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan. I found it a bit unusual because we have friends in the government. I knew that tension was mounting but nothing of the sort that she described.

Slowly 911 faded in my memory as just another event. Nevertheless, for some inexplicable reason, I was spending more time on the Internet learning about terrorism and the US government. To add fuel to fire, a friend with doctoral degree in Aviation Management and an engineering first degree in avionics, one who travels regularly to the US, told me how Americans are a ‘transformed people’. ‘They are afraid,’ said he. To me, that was confusing and dismissed it as a bit of exaggeration. The people of America scared because four planes were hijacked?

Looking back, it was the US occupation of Afghanistan, a South Asian country and our neighbour, and the repeated statements coming out of DC that the world ‘will have to choose’ that actually changed my perception of the US Government. These were chilling statements. Choose what? We knew that Taliban had denounced the attacks on September 11 itself and that they had nothing to do with the hijacking, so why was the US administration demonizing the Taliban? [The same Taliban that was a creation of the CIA and Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence (ISI), and the ISI itself is the creation of CIA? ‘The Taliban government was set up in 1996 as an Anglo-American client state’ says Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya; October 17, 2006; www.GlobalResearch.ca] The attack on a poor wretched country without even a shard of evidence of being an aggressor came as a shock. Oh yes, Al-Qaeda. Bad people. The good guys were after the bad ones but was there a need to ‘smoke ‘em out?’ The good guys had also sponsored the bad guys. DC was using the language of ruffians.

I celebrated my 50th birthday that year in December. At this age if I have to choose living under a ruffian and death, I’ll choose the latter and before being done in I will inflict a damage that would make the ruffian think twice. DC was using a language that was not acceptable. That changed me.

And then I found some friends in cyberspace. We discussed farming, gardening and food security, malnutrition problem in India, etc, but we would invariably end up discussing 911. By 2003, around the time of the attack on Iraq, we had enough information that showed a rather ugly side of the US Government and its allies. Not that we were not aware of America’s destructive wars in Asia, starting with the nuking of Japan to interventions in Tibet, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. And India, Soon we learnt that neutrality was not an option they had left for any one on planet earth. And there was no hope of a better society if one cooperated. All peoples everywhere were being systematically enslaved and subjugated. And when we learnt what depleted uranium was doing to the men and women who were fighting their private wars under the US flag and in the name of the US Constitution, we were shocked. The rulers were deliberately killing and maiming their own soldiers and profiting from it.

One thing led to another. One friend introduced another and soon we were part of a global network of friends, sharing information, raising questions and seeking answers. But mostly, we were researching, reading, analyzing, and reappraising events in the light of better information and data. My concerns made me travel to Oz and meet some people who could tell me more and there I got another piece in the missing jigsaw as to why water was being fluoridated. And mind-control techniques.

As a graduate student of management in England well meaning teachers had led us to believe that creative intelligence, core competency and lateral thinking gains market power but sustaining it requires honesty. That was theory. In practice just a handful of corporations and banks were running the world, regulating the regulators, buying off politicians, poisoning the world, poisoning the people in a hundred different ways, plundering the consumers, pauperizing resource rich societies, using the soldiers of the United States Armed Forces and that of NATO to blow up any opposition.

It was a lawless world of business, with laws written by paid managers and enforced by bullets. That’s not the way we had learnt to do business but that’s the way business had always been done, worldwide ever since the so-called industrialized world was born. Colonialism had morphed into globalization of corruption and mindless loot.

The picture that emerged during these years post-911 was one of complicity and corruption at the highest levels in the corridors of power, particularly in the US and EC countries, and of complete collapse of governance worldwide. Some of the brightest minds emerged as mass murderers and environmental terrorists. Historians tell us that fascism was defeated in 1945; we discovered that fascism was globalized in 1945. We discovered that historians always lie.

Let me give you an example from South Asia. The division of India was planned much before the last British Governor General landed in Delhi to supervise the transfer of power. Probably as early as 1942 when the strategic importance of oil in European Elites’ wars were recognized. Churchill had recognized this much before as the First Lord of the Admiralty - a post which he had earlier held from 1911 to 1915. Pakistan, in my opinion, was carved out by the Western elite for an army to protect the eastern and southern flanks of oil producing regions just as Israel was carved out of Palestine on the western. The justification for a Jewish homeland Israel was presented to the world as an honourable and humanitarian cause for the holocaust victims, just as Pakistan for the Muslims. Hindus were demonized much earlier in South Asia to create a schism just as Islam was demonized to justify an endless war. Strategic interests determine the timing as to who is demonized, but the spineless secularist historians both in India and the west would have us believe that religion is a problem.

Seducing the world

The world has been seduced in many ways. Transparency International (TI) is projected as the watch dog of global corruption. It conducts annual surveys of countries based on the perception of businessmen how clean a country is in terms of doing business. Our government is corrupt and, I believed that TI correctly reflects what we all live on a daily basis. We have to bribe at every level to get services that are our birth right for which most of us are paying taxes. Deep inside I felt that the people of this beautiful country are in a vice like grip of unending corruption of the politicians and bureaucrats. Indians flourished only when they went west.

So deep seated was this belief that when we met westerners here, we would be almost apologetic. Most of them would say that they ‘like the place, very friendly people’ but they always looked forward to going back, in double quick time. And it was not because of heat and dust.

According to TI, the least corrupt nations are the likes of Denmark, Sweden, Singapore; most corrupt, consistently, is Bangladesh. USA ranked 16th in 2001 became a bit more corrupt to slide down to 20th rank in 2007. Britain became less corrupt, holding 13th rank in 2001 to move to greater honesty in 2007 to rank 12, which must count among greater achievements of many British Prime Ministers in recent times. Israel slid from 16th to 30th position indicating that a little bit of corruption is actually good when one controls the world’s largest armada. (Chart 1) And a few citizens of this country were actually caught cheering the collapse of a nation from the top of a hot rod jalopy when bodies were falling from the towers.

Some of the most corrupt countries, as TI would have us believe, are China, India, Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2001, Afghanistan, not ranked by TI, 2001-04, slid to the almost pole position of 172 least honest country. And so did Iraq, from 129th to 178th. Physical occupation, the mother of all theft, apparently doesn’t rank as a dishonest act in the analytical framework of TI. Neither does genocide.

Pakistan, the most dependable ally of the western union in their Global Honest War on Terror (GHWOT), slid from a relative honesty at 79th in 2001 to a poor 138th in 2007; some achievement for being a trustworthy ally of honest nations. This country actually plans, trains, and provides the logistic support to various acts of terrorism on behalf of the US and NATO forces. China, the powerhouse economy, slid from an honest rank of 57th in 2001 to 78th in 2007. The leader of the most honest nations had no problem selling municipal bonds to the most dishonest one. Ditto for Indians. They started with a relative dishonesty ranked 71st to slide to patent dishonesty in 2004, when all floodgates to US and European investments were opened, to unfortunately slide down to rank 90, and then recover to the previous position of honest-eminence ranked 72nd in 2007. That was a bad hiccup at the height of bonhomie with the ‘honest west’.

Using TI data, if one draws three concentric circles, the ‘most honest western countries’ would cluster around the centre, nearly all
‘peaceful client regimes’ around the middle circle, and those that are ‘targeted for resource plundering’ on the periphery. The message being conveyed to the billions around the world is that poverty, deprivation and poor governance are a consequence of corruption, whereas economic health of the western world that of honesty. Therefore, we are led to believe that the west is superior, to be emulated; the rest of the world corrupt, inhuman, bestial, to be civilized. And that civilizing mission is reinforced day-in and day-out by the mainstream media and Reader’s Digest, particularly the electronic media, relentlessly justifying interventions of the western powers. That mission was as well articulated by Macaulay in 1835 as by Huntington in 1993. The west told the world what to believe, the rest of the world believed what it was told. The non-believers were done in. But that was never a story, not on prime time.

No third world country has ever raised a finger at the USofA, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Holland; these great imperial powers plundered our society. All we want is to be left alone in peace but that is not acceptable to the lone super power controlled by a few families from Europe.

Sitting with a friend in Tasmania some years ago I thought aloud: what is development and what is the essence of the difference between a handful of western countries and the rest of the world? And I told my friend this: your roads are properly paved, you don’t have to bribe the transport authority to get a driving license, you can reach from point A to Z using A-Z and people know how to use A-Z, you don’t queue up for hours in a hospital to get basic medicare, power supply is stable with fewer black-outs, your basic needs are well supplied and taken care of. With basics taken care of in a relatively honest fashion, common people do not have much to complain. When these common people compare their life with those projected by their mass media about the rest of the world they find themselves right on the top of WTC1 or 2, or even WTC7, from where even a janitor can look down upon the rest of us. But that day the rest of the world was watching 1, 2 and 7, symbols of technologically most advanced society collapsing right in front of our eyes.

Why were there no fighters over New York City? Did you see any? The terrified Airforce1 was kept flying from one place to another all day without fighter escort? There were no fighters over NYC because the powers that control the US armed forces, who nominated the mentally challenged POTUS, wanted the American people to see their power. They wanted every living room on planet earth to feel that power. The mission was actually accomplished during those nine odd hours when POTUS was close to stratosphere and terra firma was trembling, but he was told to announce it from USS Abraham Lincoln.

Global seducers like TI have allies: the BBC, CNN, Fox TV, and in India CNN-IBN, the Star TV network, etc. India has probably around seventy channels. The major news channels have chosen to remain intellectually challenged like ‘the-world-is-coming-to-an-end’ India-TV that terrified the nation with prime time rabble rousing of a global holocaust several billions years from now when it is lurking right outside their studio. They engineered a collective trance of India shining. Failed, even as mediocre investigative journalists in the nineteen seventies or eighties or even nineties, they are anchoring TV channels at prime time, investigating non-events endlessly. Life is after all one long picnic, so add a bit of spice to life, a bit of pepper, never mind if it is all peppered lies and sauced up inanities. Like Richard Gere’s passionate full mouthed lip lock with a Follywood disaster Shilpa Shetty that shook the age old ‘culture of India’; but the reality of ‘demonized Muslims’ is buried deep down in the unending colourful kaleidoscope of the Global Honest War on Terrorism on these TV channels!

Micheal Chossudovsky succinctly summarized this:

“The US and its allies, which uphold the practice of torture, political assassinations and the establishment of secret detention camps, continue to be presented to public opinion as a model of Western democracy to be emulated by developing countries, in contrast to Russia, Iran, North Korea and the People's Republic of China.” Michael Chossudovsky, April 13, 2008, Global Research.ca; http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8673

Must we listen?

The US has UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada as key allies, the core group, so to say, of seven. The ruling elite of the western powers has roots in Europe and many are related. Russia is also part of this gang but let us keep Russia and Japan out of the most corrupt G-finally-6 and the picture becomes less hazy.

The G-6 talks of eliminating poverty…we must listen. In the process, they have perhaps eliminated over 100 million poor, and that is a gross underestimation, because I feel that the US alone has directly or indirectly killed that many. For each dollar of over-the-table western aid to the developing countries, over ten is squeezed under the table, with complicity of third world leaders. A report says that corrupt Indian politicians hold US$ 1.5 trillion dollars in Swiss Banks, more than the sum total of all unaccounted money held by others.


The G-6 tells the world that ‘Terrorism’ is bad. ‘Unimaginable resources have been expended on measuring and tackling terrorist finances, but little attention is paid to problems such as tax evasion by western trans-national corporations and rich individuals.’ (Ibid) When those who should be honestly paying their taxes don’t pay up, the tax burden falls on small shopkeepers and individuals. But we must listen. And those unpaid taxes actually finance ‘global terrorism’ of the few led by the illegal government of the USofA.

The G-6 talks of climate change…we must listen. The poor world is burning too many trees…we must listen and keep silent when most fossil fuels are burnt by just a handful of western nations. The G-8 Plan for Climate Change actually looks like a plan to change the climate. Richard Heinberg says US alone will need fifty million small farmers in post oil world; by the same equation India would need over 190 million, and would be short of farmers, yet the farmers are committing suicide; more will die when climate is engineered using HAARP.

The G-6 talks of worldwide scourge of HIV=AIDS=Death…a lie that we all must accept. And should we question this illogical, baseless inference, we can be HIVed, and AIDed to a painful premature death. And that is actually going on right now in the world’s most advanced country. Drugs are introduced without proper testing everywhere and doctors are taught to prescribe those drugs. Millions have died yet not once a doctor has been hanged for prescribing death. Legalized genocide…and deathly silence.

The G-6 talks of water wars…we must listen and privatize our rivers. The G-8 talks of food shortages…we must listen and buy poison laced foods from world’s largest criminal corporations. Listen to this:

"There is no way for anyone to choose to eat nano-free," says Miller, co-author of a report called Out Of The Laboratory And Onto Our Plate, Nanotechnology In Food And Agriculture.

The G-6 talks of energy crisis…we must listen and buy oil only in dollars, a piece of paper printed by 13 of the most corrupt banks that constitute the Federal Reserve. And the whole world is led to believe that that piece of paper is worth its weight in gold! Not even worth the paper on which the dollar bills are printed but the whole world must keep exporting physical goods against no promise to redeem its value in anything worth more than the worthless paper; even toilet paper is more expensive, measured for size. And that seduces the Americans as much as it seduces the rest of the world
When G-6 talks of ‘genetic engineering’…we must listen and ignore the deaths of American citizens who were illegally fed genetically engineered food and died. We must ignore the deaths of American citizens because the western leaders are ‘honest.’ When the G-6 talks of vaccinations…we must listen, never mind if the 80+ deadly vaccines cause the immune system of the marines to collapse and turn the world’s immune systems deficient.

When the G-6 talks …we must listen and cooperate
because the rest of the world has no options. The rest of the world has no option because any option is subject to ratification by G-6, Russia and Japan are baggage to pacify the Eurasians.

Prime-timed statements of ‘honest’ leaders, full of wisdom, knowledge trained in the art of governance, the great men straddling the world like Colossus, solving world’s problems, the planet’s problem. There were times I believed them. And I am sure you all did too.

The collapse of a belief

911 reconfigured a belief system. I hope it trickles down faster than the trickle down theory of bored economists.

‘We create problems, Western leaders solve the world’s problems,’ thus spake MSM. The denizens of the wilderness, the third, fourth or fifth worlds were forced to believe that the western leaders are honest therefore the western world is better than ours.

The western leaders would tell their citizens: ‘look at these poor wretched souls; give us some money, and we shall make the world a better place!’ And the rest of the world told, ‘look we have created a most civilized society, the affluent society, and if you wanna be part of it, do as we say.’ And that money, the stolen money from their own tax-payers was used to steal our resources like land, water, biodiversity, minerals and energy, from all over the world, from the destitute who need them for their survival. And now even the atmosphere is up for grabs.

The western citizens are plundered in our name. And we are plundered for profiteering of the few. It took 911 to drive home that message. It exposed the true nature of the USofA as an army that has a country but the country is ruled by a small very rich Aliens. They are not even humans.

Sociopaths rule, OK!

Seasoned forensic experts, sleuths in homicide squad, and well trained experts in busting corporate crimes all agree on one thing: criminals always leave their mark. If they don’t, how would the world fear them? That mark eventually traps them. 911 was perhaps the most spectacular crime ever committed and the whole world watched as the evidences were destroyed. But much remains right in front of our eyes. We look but don’t see.

“These were people born without consciences, and suddenly they are taking charge of everything ………And they are waging a war that is making billionaires out of millionaires, and trillionaires out of billionaires, and they own television, and they bankroll George Bush, and not because he's against gay marriage….These are congenitally defective human beings of a sort that is making this whole country and many other parts of the planet go completely haywire nowadays,” wrote Late Kurt Vonnegut in ‘Custodians of Chaos’ in
A Man Without a Country:
A Memoir of Life in George W Bush's America. Today we call them ‘sociopaths’; they kill entire societies, entire nations…and endanger the planet.

2008 elections will decide whether the planet lives or dies. In that election the world population will not vote, only a handful of mind-controlled, semi-literate Americans will vote. And these few millions will decide whether the billions should be allowed to live. The defective humans have an agenda; non-defective ones none.

The story of Afghanistan is what can happen when defective humans powered by cocaine capture political power and use the military might of the USA. The use of ‘area deniability weapons’ have ensured that life can’t thrive there.

The story of Iraq is what can happen when defective humans powered by cocaine capture political power and use the military might of the USA.
"Iraq’s population at the time of the US invasion in March 2003 was roughly 27 million, and today it is approximately 23 million. Elementary arithmetic indicates that currently over half the population of Iraq are either refugees, in need of emergency aid, wounded, or dead." (
Dahr Jamail, Global Research, December 2007)
Fascism was globalized…in1945. Democracy was blown to bits, into nano sized particles… on 911. The American people were made to crawl, then the rest of the world. And an excellent example was set in Afghanistan and Iraq for the world to see if we don’t. The hundreds of solid internment camps across world are gentle warning to ensure that the world crawls.

Global Gohar of the few. There is no space for neutrality and no future in supporting the criminals. If we don’t oppose the ‘Global Goharists’, tomorrow we shall all wake up in a KBR sepulcher, erected through a no-bid contract. Revolutions are born not with a hope of better future; they are ignited when there is no hope.

What a way to go? Sorry, massah! We are here to stay. Find another planet for your ilk.