Notes, 9-3-20

J.F.K.,  M.L.K.Jr.,  R.F.K.,  9/11

There is no such thing as a mere 9/11 truther once that truther has sufficiently educated himself or herself in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001,* and the murders of President Kennedy in 1963 and of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy in 1968.

The three assassinations more than half a century ago and the mass murder that marked the beginning of this millennium share in common the burying of science by government and the silenced news media; the coordination of sufficiently compartmentalized individuals and entities; the compromising of untold thousands of members of polite society who know but stay mum to maintain their roles in it; and the psychological domination of countless millions who don’t know and couldn’t bear to.  This in a “free” country. This in a world in the process of succumbing to a new order.

To understand, it helps to read or reread Edward Curtin’s April 2019 “quasi-review” of A Lie to Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, by Lisa Pease, HERE or in Curtin’s new book, Seeking the Truth in a Country of Lies, out this month from Clarity Press. Curtin’s essay is titled “The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s Is the Story of Our Times. The Killing of the Kennedy and the New Cold War.”

HERE’s a video of Ms. Pease giving a talk about her book and the research that went into it.

— Mark Channing Miller

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* For beginners, two of the best sources of information are Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry. There are shelves of books on the attacks, but save for those supporting the official narratives they don’t get reviewed or mentioned in the news media, which treats their authors and publishers as if they don’t exist.

WTC7 Update

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Friday denied a “request for correction” to its 2008 explanation that fires caused the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Building 7 on Sept. 11, 2001.

The anticipated denial came in a letter to Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which has 30 days to appeal it. AE911Truth said this afternoon in a strongly worded mass email that it would appeal and challenged supporters to donate $3,000 to help cover the costs.

“Even a cursory reading of NIST’s letter … reveals [the] response to be a blatant avoidance of the arguments and facts contained in the request, written with the intention of misleading the uninformed reader into believing an adequate response has been provided,” AE811Truth’s message states.

”The pseudo-response NIST has issued makes abundantly clear that NIST is unable to rebut any of our claims,” AE911Truth continues. “Yet rather than comply with the Data Quality Act and correct its deeply unscientific report—or even amend its report to include basic information substantiating its currently unsubstantiated conclusions—NIST has elected to stand by its report and make a mockery of the Data Quality Act.”

The full message, which will be fully understood only by the most dedicated and experienced of structural engineers, is HERE. It includes illustrations and links to past reports and communications.

The 47-story Building 7 , which unlike the Twin Towers was not reported to have been struck by anything resembling an aircraft, came down hours after they did in a similar fashion on Sept. 11, 2001.

Science, Anyone?

Not explaining science seems to me perverse. — Carl Sagan*

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* In the introduction to his 1995 book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, he goes on to say on the same page:

“When you’re in love, you want to tell the world. This book is a personal statement, reflecting my lifelong love affair with science.

“. . . [S]cience is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time—-when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of the very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals or nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness. The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30-second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance.”

Notes, 8-26-20

They want to kill every story they can. They’d rather have no story about this case than even a positive story about their side. They don’t want people to know about it. They want to erase it from people’s thought process.

Take out the words “want to” and “they can,” and the above summary explains the muzzling of the news media and most of the publishing industry on the falsehoods of the official narrative of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, since a short aftermath of that day. “They kill every story.”

No challenge to the Executive Branch balderdash is considered, much less written. No need to turn in a story proposal so that it has to be spiked. No reviews of small publishing houses’ solid books. No acknowledging legal actions on behalf of victims’ families.

As it happens, the top paragraph does not pertain to the travesty of 9/11 myth making and myth keeping but rather to a petroleum giant’s squelching of mainstream media coverage of an unrelated matter.

Read Chris Hedges’ “How Corportate Tyranny Works,” on the decades-long involvement of Texaco/Chevron in Ecuador, its poisonous mega-pollution there, court cases about it and media strategies. Then, for the other side of the question, read Jack Fowler’s “Steven Donziger and the Plot against Chevron” in the National Review.

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The Senate’s findings on Russian interference are explosive. They shouldn’t be ignored,” the Washington Post asserted last Thursday in an editorial reprinted across the country, including in Monday’s Berkshire Eagle under a similar headline.

Readers of this blog’s entry last Saturday, Aug. 22, know Ray McGovern didn’t ignore the Senate Intelligence Committee report either, so he put together “Catapulting Russian-Meddling Propaganda,” which I found on Consortium News.

You may want to consider taking in both (among other views) before deciding what you think is going on.

[ MORE later ]

— Mark Channing Miller

 

 

Drugs and China

Last night The Epoch Times sent out THIS article from last September headed “China Is Using Fentanyl as ‘Chemical Warfare,’ Experts Say.”

The long piece begins, “Behind the deadly opioid epidemic ravaging communities across the United States lies a carefully planned strategy by a hostile foreign power that experts describe as a ‘form of chemical warfare.’”

It rang a bell with Douglas Valentine.

“Yes, blaming China for drugs is a longstanding psywar policy.”

Several pages from his authoritative 2004 book, The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America’s War on Drugsfollow.

— Mark Channing Miller

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(From pages 68 to 70)

These developments marked an important turning point in [Federal Bureau of Narcotics] history, for by suppressing [agent Ralph H.] Oyler’s reports about Communist Chinese anti-narcotics activities, while publicizing all allegations of Communist wrongdoing, [Commissioner Harry J.] Anslinger made the FBN an integral part of America’s propaganda machine.  And by swearing his undying loyalty to China Lobby Senators Pat McCarran (Chairman of the Judiciary Committee), James O. Eastland (Chairman of the Internal Security Subcommittee) and Richard B. Russell (Chairman of the Appropriations Committee), Anslinger assured the FBN’s bureaucratic survival at a time when the Truman Administration was talking about transferring the Bureau to the Justice Department.

Anslinger’s love for the China Lobby had to do with self-preservation too.  Having witnessed the Lobby’s destruction of John S. Service, a Foreign Service officer who had reported on the Kuomintang’s narcotics dealings, the Commissioner was keenly aware of its power over the fate of government employees.  For this reason the Service case is worth reviewing.  

While serving as General Joseph Stillwell’s liaison to the Communist Chinese in 1944, Service reported that the whole lifestyle of Kunming, the city where the Flying Tigers and OSS were headquartered, “was tied to opium smoking.”  He said the Nationalists were “decadent,” totally dependent on opium, and “incapable of solving China’s problems.”

Service was a senior officer with years of experience in China, and his reports contributed to the Truman Administration’s decision not to come to Chiang Kai-shek’s rescue.  In retaliation, General Tai Li’s agents in America accused Service of leaking the Kuomintang’s battle plans to a Leftist newsletter.  He was arrested in June 1945 and, though cleared of any wrongdoing, the China Lobby persisted in attacking his character for the next six years.  He was subjected to eight loyalty hearings, and dismissed from the State Department in 1951.  

Services’ persecution was fair warning that anyone linking the Nationalist Chinese to drug smuggling would, at a minimum, be branded a communist sympathizer and have his reputation ruined.  It was a warning Anslinger heeded. …

Helping to manage public perceptions in this regard was former Ambassador to France and Russia, William C. Bullitt.  One of several diplomats linked to smuggling in the post-war era, Bullitt went to the Far East as a reporter for China Lobby activist Henry Luce.  A feature article Bullitt subsequently wrote for Life Magazine slammed Truman for not supporting the Nationalists, and provided the Republicans with the enduring “Truman lost China” theme with which to bash the Democrats.  Bullitt, meanwhile, was dining regularly in Paris with Vietnam’s playboy Emperor Bao Dai, an opium smoker who relied on opium profits to finance his decadent regime.

In secret the government rationalized its protection of the drug smuggling Nationalists by insisting that any attendant health problems were confined to the Far East.  But by mid-1947, Kuomintang narcotics were reaching America through Mexico.  The Mafia was involved, as was Bugsy Siegel through his ill-fated love affair with curvaceous mob courier and courtesan, Virginia Hill.   Described by Anslinger as a “prominent narcotics figure,” Siegel in 1947 was the subject of an FBN conspiracy case that included all the usual suspects: Lucky Luciano, Joe Adonis, Frank Costello, Meyer Lansky, and Chicago’s Charlie Fischetti.

The Siegel drug conspiracy began in 1939 when, at Meyer Lansky’s request, Virginia Hill moved to Mexico and seduced a number of Mexico’s “top politicians, army officers, diplomats, and police officials.”  Hill soon came to own a nightclub in Nuevo Laredo, and started making frequent trips to Mexico City with Dr. Margaret Chung, an honorary member of the Hip Sing T’ong, and the attending physician to the Flying Tigers – the private airline formed under China Lobby luminary General Claire Chennault to fly supplies to the Nationalists in Kunming – the city John Service described as infused with OSS agents and opium.  More to the point, as investigative journalist Ed Reid reported in The Mistress and the Mafia, the FBN knew that Dr. Chung was “in the narcotic traffic in San Francisco.”

Chung took large cash payments from Siegel and Hill, and delivered packages to Hill in New Orleans, Las Vegas, New York and Chicago.  These deals involved Kuomintang narcotics, and yet, despite the fact that the FBN agents “kept her under constant surveillance for years,” they “were never able to make an arrest.”

Why not?  Because she was protected, of course.  Admiral Chester A. Nimitz was just one of her many influential friends in Washington.  And unlike Bugsy Siegel, she wasn’t making waves, although where, exactly, Siegel went wrong is open to debate. By most accounts he was murdered by the Mafia for squandering mob money on the Flamingo Hotel.  But FBN agent Joe Bell – George White’s replacement as district supervisor in Chicago – advanced a more plausible theory: that Siegel’s murder, “paved the way to complete control of illegal narcotics distribution in California by the Mafia.” …

(From pages 76 and 77)

The People’s Republic of China vs. Taiwan

US government support for drug smugglers as a function of national security moved with the Kuomintang to Taiwan in October 1949, when the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was established.  At American insistence, the Nationalists were recognized by the UN as China’s legitimate government.  Meanwhile, under the direction of the CIA, drug smuggler General Li Mi and the Nationalists’ 93rd Division crossed into Burma and, with the assistance of CIA assets in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, began launching covert paramilitary operations against Mainland China. To bolster the CIA’s covert actions, China Lobby Senator Pat McCarran in February 1949 requested $1.5 million in aide to the Kuomintang, and in April Senator Knowland began attacking KMT critics in the State Department.  Determined to prevent the UN from admitting the PRC, the China Lobby launched a massive propaganda campaign based largely on Anslinger’s allegations that the PRC was the source of all the illicit dope that reached Japan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong – despite the 23 July 1949 seizure at Hong Kong’s Kaituk airfield of 22 pounds of heroin that had emanated from a CIA-supplied, Kuomintang outpost in Kunming.

 

Notes, 8-22-20

Sometimes not much is going on in the world of 9/11 truth.* People take vacations. People self-quarantine because of the new coronavirus. The two major parties’ presidential nominating conventions attract so much attention that any news 9/11 truthers* might have might best be held for when more people would pay attention. (This third thing assumes that people are like me and like to see undisguised partisan hoopla, which may be less likely these days.)

Well, this blog did direct readers to some 9/11 truth news on Aug. 13, HERE, and yesterday, HERE. Both installments concerned a British family looking for justice in the murder of a 31-year-old brother and son at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and looking for some funding for the not-cheap effort.

But true 9/11 truthers share some principles that are exhibited in the analysis and writing of people who are more obviously truthers in general as well as good reporters and good investigators and good analyzers and good writers. And in times of lulls in 9/11 truth news, it may help to read them. Two of them are—age before beauty—Ray McGovern and Caitlin Johnstone. Just this afternoon I came across “Catapulting Russian-Meddling Propaganda”** by the former and “On Covid-19 and Authoritarian Abuses” by the latter.

— Mark Channing Miller

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* The terms 9/11 truth and 9/11 truther may seem to imply that 9/11 truth is unrelated to all sorts of other truths not generally acknowledged or even known, and that 9/11 truthers are people unconcerned with a host of other matters in the world. Not so. Nine-eleven truth includes certain laws of physics ignored by the concocters of the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) team’s explanation accepted by the 9/11 Commission for the collapses of the World Trade Center buildings on Sept. 11, 2001. Call it “government science.” The mainstream media are fine with it. More on this another day. A lot of people are 9/11 truthers but aren’t active in the 9/11 truth “movement” (such as it is) because they don’t want to drop out on other concerns important to them. Ray McGovern and Caitlin Johnstone are two among many in this category.

** McGovern’s piece came via email from Consortium News, kind of an antidote for the some of the shortcomings of the mainstream media.

A Brother Speaks

What is a barrister? How does British jurisprudence differ from that here in the United States? Why should it matter in a site like this one focused mostly on getting to the truth of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and justice for its many victims?

A barrister in the United Kingdom (it says here) is “counsel admitted to plead at the bar and undertake the public trial of causes in an English superior court.”

A lot of evidence painstakingly gathered over years in the mass murders of that morning has yet to see the light of day in a British court, a brother of one of the victims contends in a half-hour conversation.

Matt Campbell is the brother of Geoffrey Thomas Campbell. Geoff, 31 and engaged to be married, died in the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, along with thousands of others killed in the Twin Towers, at the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania. Ten of those murdered on “9/11” were British citizens.

What doesn’t differ among the judicial systems of various countries is that the victims’ murders are unsolved.

Their deaths have been blamed on Muslim terrorists who hijacked and crashed four jetliners.

Speaking for his family in the United Kingdom, Matt explains what they want that country’s Attorney General to do: “Number One … quash the initial inquest because it didn’t consider lots of evidence. It was insufficient in the level of inquiry that it had.” Also, “reopen a new request to consider all this new evidence.”

Matt Campbell outlines the case as he sees it, including why the barrister who has started work is especially well-qualified. Campbell points to two historic cases in which families obtained justice after the British Attorney General opened second inquests, one of them exposing government coverup. He touches on some of the dynamics of other British families who lost members the day Geoff died and welcomes them aboard in his family’s effort. He praises Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth in this country for its work.

How does Matt Campbell describe the prospects for his family’s effort? Listen to the full conversation with Andy Steele of 9/11 Free Fall Radio, HERE, and read the transcript of it as you listen.

You will be asked to chip in.

— Mark Channing Miller

 

U.K. Family Seeks New 9/11 Inquiry

A British family is seeking financial help to reopen the inquest into the murder of Geoffrey Thomas Campbell, their son and brother, at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. 

In an appeal, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth says the new inquiry would be “the first step toward having the official cause of death changed to reflect that Geoff was killed in the explosive demolition of one of the Twin Towers.”

The famiy wants to raise $100,000 by Sept. 1 “so that they can afford to bring the case before the Attorney General and the High Court of England and Wales,” according to a letter from AE911Truth to supporters emailed this week.

The money would enable the family to hire Nick Stanage, described as “one of the United Kingdom’s leading barristers in the areas of public inquiries and inquests.”

“For a new inquest to be ordered,” the letter says, “the Campbells only need to show that the coroner in the first inquest did not have all the material facts and that the new evidence may change the original verdict.”

For more details from the letter including a look at Stanage’s credentials, click HERE.

AE911Truth and others have contended for years that carefully placed and timed explosives demolished the Twin Towers and a third skyscraper at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Notes, 8-9-20

Words of wisdom about words used by scammers” is the headline over Elliot Greenblott’s Fraud Watch column today in the Berkshire Eagle. The caption under an accompanying photo reads as follows.

”The author says that the reality is that there are two kinds of people: those who have been scammed and those who will be. Educated people are scammed every day. Scams have no relationship to education or the lack thereof. Scams use emotional ploys to build anxiety, and remove the logic and reason developed through education.”

How about this. There are at least three kinds of people: those who have been scammed, those who will be, and those who will be again and again and again. In this last category are most of the exquisitely propagandized American public, especially the more highly educated members of polite society well attuned to the opinion makers in government and (I know this is redundant) the news media. The O.M.A.—opinion makers of America—can make vast majorities of Americans believe just about everything for as long as it takes, including official accounts of important assassinations,* the “War on Drugs,” and the 9/11 attacks of September 2001. In the latter case the official accounts were so farcical that it took a dollop of anthrax scare (generated from the bowels of a government lab) beginning later that month to distract everyone from the ridiculousness of the Arabs-with-box cutters story.

Often it’s the less educated people who are less prone to swallow what’s handed down by O.M.A. operatives.

Two-thirds of the way through our walk across Massachusetts, Bruce and I had coffee with a fellow who had worked as an investigator in a couple of capacities including in jobs that had something to do with how buildings are made and not made. This retiree, I’ll call him Joe, insisted his favorite Herman Melville novel was The Confidence Man, which takes place mostly on Mississippi River steamboats. Joe said he’d love to teach a course based on it because of how much is revealed about the fraud that has gone on since before Greenblott’s grandfather was born. Including the fraud that led to our 9/11 truth walk and that conversation. He’d have his students start halfway through, read to the end, and then read from the beginning to the middle.

We come across attempted scams every day and usually recognize them. “A primal urge,” Greenblott notes, is often greed. Sometimes it’s fear, as in “emotional ploys to build anxiety.”

— Mark Channing Miller

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* The less important ones we don’t hear about.