Category Archives: 9/11

Scriptures that seem eerily close to our experience

My humble insights with no pretense to sound doctrine

Scripture #1

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“In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.”
– Isaiah 30:25

As an American of this day, I can’t read this verse without seeing 9-11-2001.

I claim no special revelation, but did notice the promise that these horrors come as a precursor to a time of great spiritual blessing! The streams of water seem to mean the water of life in Revelation and Psalm 46. And this section of Isaiah is speaking of the period of time when the scattered Jews are finally back in their homeland. That time is right now. So it may not be too far fetched to think the verse is actually predicting what happened in NYC in 2001.


Scripture #2

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Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see.
– Deuteronomy 28:65-67

And this is like an encapsulation of how I personally feel when I keep the news on all day. I am filled with anxiety, searching for and not seeing good news.

It should be noted that this chapter of Deuteronomy describes the curses that will come upon a disobedient nation. Interestingly, if I focus my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, His peace floods me, very much like the waters flowing in the Isaiah verse above.


Scripture #3

In these times of cataclysm we need to know Psalm 46,

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her. She will not fall. He will help her at break of day.”

If you are a follower of Jesus, that verse refers to you. We, the Church, are the city of God. Later in the same psalm (psalm 46), the Lord says,

“Be still, and know the I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

  • ISIS can’t block Him.
  • Iran can’t block Him.
  • Obama can’t block Him.
  • The media can’t block Him.
  • Hollywood can’t block Him.
  • Academia can’t block Him.
  • The Supreme Court can’t block Him.
  • MK-Ultra can’t block Him.
  • The Illuminati can’t block Him.
  • The satanists can’t block Him.
  • The election results can’t block Him.
  • An EMP attack can’t block Him.
  • The Mayan Apocalypse can’t block Him.
  • The Liberals can’t block Him.

He will deal with this whole mess,
while sustaining His people.

“The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our Fortress.”

Newly-declassified report shows U.S. invaded Iraq with no hard evidence of WMDs

The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began with the invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003, 1½ years after the traumatic 9/11 attacks, by a U.S.-led coalition.

The invasion began with a “shock and awe” bombing campaign. Iraqi forces were quickly overwhelmed as U.S. forces swept through the country. The invasion led to the collapse of the Ba’athist government of Saddam Hussein, who was captured in December 2003 and executed by a military court three years later.

But the war continued for much of the next decade as an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraqi government. Worse still, Saddam’s former military officers morphed into ISIS, which became the Islamic State. (See Blowback: ISIS leaders are former officers of Saddam Hussein’s army”) Although the United States officially withdrew from Iraq in 2011, we became re-involved in 2014 as the Iraqi government proved itself unable to cope with ISIS.

Altogether, the Iraq War exacted a toll of hundreds of thousands in casualties:

  • An estimated 151,000 to 600,000 Iraqis were killed in the first 3–4 years of conflict.
  • 6,045 Americans were killed: 4,491 soldiers; 1,554 contractors. Additionally, 76,106 Americans were wounded: 32,226 soldiers; 43,880 contractors.

The Iraq War cost the U.S. government more than $845 billion — $720 million a day, if one takes into account the long-term health care for veterans, interest on debt and replacement of military hardware, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard public finance professor Linda Bilmes.  

The George W. Bush administration based its rationale for war principally on the assertion that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) — yellow-cake uranium poison gas, biological weapons — and that Saddam’s government posed an immediate threat to the United States and its coalition allies. Saddam was also accused of of harboring and supporting al-Qaeda, the terrorist group identified as the instigator of 9/11.

The rationale for the Iraq War has since been discredited. But a newly-declassified report to the then-Joint Chiefs of Staff provides even more evidence that the Bush administration went to war with, at best, flimsy evidence of Iraq’s WMDs — a war in which 6,045 Americans lost their lives.

Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense 2001-2006

John Walcott, adjunct professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, reports for Politico, Jan. 24, 2016, that on September 9, 2002, as the Bush administration began its public-opinion campaign for an invasion of Iraq, a classified report from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld landed on the desk of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Air Force General Richard Myers.

The report began with these words:

“Please take a look at this material as to what we don’t know about WMD. It is big.”

The report was an inventory of what U.S. intelligence didn’t know about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. The report admitted that what the U.S. didn’t know about Iraq’s WMD program ranged from 0% to about 75%While the threat posed by a nuclear-armed Iraq was at the heart of the administration’s case for war, the JCS report conceded that:

“Our knowledge of the Iraqi (nuclear) weapons program is based largely—perhaps 90%—on analysis of imprecise intelligence.”

Myers already knew about the report because the Joint Staff’s director for intelligence had prepared it. Clearly, Rumsfeld’s urgent tone conveyed how seriously he viewed the report’s potential to undermine the Bush administration’s case for war.

But neither Rumsfeld nor Myers shared the 8-page report with key members of the administration such as then-Secretary of State Colin Powell or top officials at the CIA, according to multiple sources at the State Department, White House and CIA who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity. Instead, the report disappeared, and with it a potentially powerful counter-narrative to the administration’s argument that Saddam Hussein’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons posed a grave threat to the U.S. and its allies, which was beginning to gain traction in major news outlets, led by the New York Times.

A month after Rumsfeld’s note to Myers, on October 7, 2002, Bush appeared at a VFW hall in Cincinnati, where he declared without reservation: Iraq “possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.” In February 2003, Powell appeared before the UN General Assembly to make the administration’s case, with CIA Director George Tenet sitting behind him:

“My colleagues, every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What were giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.

Below are screenshots of the 8-page report, preceded by Rumsfeld’s memo to Myers, and Director for Intelligence Major Gen. Glen Shaffer’s memo to the JCS (source: Politico). I supplied the red-color emphasis.

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The Bush administration invaded Iraq — a war that cost the lives of 6,045 Americans and over $845 billion — with the justification that Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction and was an imminent threat to U.S. security, although both the U.S. Defense Secretary and the Joint Chiefs of Staff knew we had only flimsy hard evidence — that U.S. intelligence depended “heavily on analytic assumptions and judgment rather than hard evidence” and that “We don’t know with any precision how much we don’t know.”

Let that thought sink in . . . .

Meanwhile, the Neo-con warmongers in Congress are fast-tracking a resolution to give Obama unlimited war-making powers — unrestricted in time or geography.

See:

~Eowyn

Obama administration refuses to declassify 28 pages of 9/11 report on foreign governments’ involvement

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The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (henceforth, Joint Inquiry) is the official name of the inquiry conducted by the U.S. Senate and House committees on intelligence into the activities of U.S. intelligence agencies (like the CIA and NSA) in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The investigation began in February 2002, but quickly ran into stonewalling, delays and attacks from then Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, especially after an alleged leak from the committee to CNN, which reported that the National Security Agency had received warning about the attacks on September 10, but failed to translate and forward them.

In August 2002, four months before the release of the final report of Joint Inquiry, unnamed individuals who had read the report revealed it contained accusations of links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the attacks. As the New York Times put it, “two Saudi citizens who had at least indirect links with two hijackers were probably Saudi intelligence agents and may have reported to Saudi government officials, according to people who have seen the report.” The Saudis denied this and asked that the section be made public, but then-President George W. Bush refused.

Obama bows to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, April 2009

Obama bows to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, April 2009

On December 11, 2002, in a PBS Newshour interview, Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said:

“I was surprised at the evidence that there were foreign governments [note the plural ‘governments‘] involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.

I am stunned that we have not done a better job of pursuing that to determine if other terrorists received similar support and, even more important, if the infrastructure of a foreign government assisting terrorists still exists for the current generation of terrorists who are here planning the next plots.

To me that is an extremely significant issue and most of that information is classified, I think overly-classified. I believe the American people should know the extent of the challenge that we face in terms of foreign government involvement….

I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing — although that was part of it — by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down….”

On December 20, 2002, the Joint Committee released its final report, Report of the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 – by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The report detailed failings of the FBI and CIA to use available information about terrorists the CIA knew were in the United States — information that could have disrupted the terrorist plots.

However, the George W. Bush administration redacted 28 pages of the report which contained information concerning foreign governments’ involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Those pages remain “classified” to this day, despite Congressional efforts to declassify them.

The most recent effort was more than two years ago.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)

On December 2, 2013, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced House Resolution 428, urging President Obama to declassify and release those 28 pages of the joint House and Senate Intelligence Committee report.

HR 429 was a bipartisan resolution, with 21 cosponsors (11 Democrats, 10 Republicans). Jones’ resolution was not enacted.

Below is the full text of H. Res. 428.

H. Res. 428

RESOLUTION

Urging the president to release information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States.

Whereas President George W. Bush classified 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001;

Whereas the contents of the redacted pages are necessary for a full public understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, attacks upon the United States;

Whereas the Executive Branch’s decision to maintain the classified status of these pages prevents the people of the United States from having access to information about the involvement of certain foreign governments in the terrorist attacks of September 2001; and

Whereas the people of the United States and the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks deserve full and public disclosure of the results of the Joint Inquiry: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that–

(1) the President should declassify the 28-page section of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001; and

(2) the families of the victims and the people of the United States deserve answers about the events and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, attacks upon the United States.

On October 28, 2003, there was a debate in the Senate on an amendment similar to H. Res. 428. In the debate, Sens. Bob Graham and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) argued for a “yes” vote. Immediately following their speeches, debate was shut down and a vote prevented based on an objection made by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) that “the amendment is not germane”. Read the debate here.

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Graham and Dorgan are no longer senators.

Recall that Sen. Graham, who was the chair of one of the committees of the Joint Inquiry, had said he was surprised by “the evidence that there were foreign governments involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.”

Note that Graham used the plural “governments,” not “government’.

According to longtime D.C.-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, in his 2014 book The Star and the Sword, both Israel and Saudi Arabia were intimately involved in planning and carrying out the 9/11 attack on the United States. Both countries, while seemingly enemies, have been longtime secret allies. They share a number of common enemies, including Iran, Shi’a Islam, pan-Arab nationalism, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Their intelligence chiefs often meet and conspire in utmost secrecy. The Saudis and Israelis had the motive and the means to cooperate in launching a “false flag” terrorist attack on the United States in order to plunge America into endless conflicts to bolster the positions of Israel and Saudi Arabia.

See also:

~Eowyn

Video of missile (?) hitting Pentagon on 9/11

American Airlines (AA) Flight 77 was a scheduled AA domestic transcontinental passenger flight from Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California.

We are told that on September 11, 2001, AA Flight 77 was hijacked by five men affiliated with al-Qaeda, as part of the September 11 attacks. They deliberately crashed the plane, flying at 530 mph, into the western side of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., killing all 64 people on board, including the five hijackers and six crew, as well as 125 people in the building. (Wikipedia)

That’s the official story.

Below is a GIF generated from a video that reportedly was “leaked” in 2011, ten years after 9/11.

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The GIF and the video show what appears to be a missile, not a plane, traveling low to the ground, hitting the side of the Pentagon building.

American Airline Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its dimensions are:

  • Wing span: 124 ft 10 in
  • Length: 155 ft 3 in
  • Height: 44 ft 6 in

The video below, uploaded to YouTube by The Reformist Club on Sept. 2, 2011, shows the hole made by the alleged Boeing 757, which appears too small to have been made by a jet liner.

It is asserted that what struck the Pentagon was a Cruise type missile, either a Tomahawk or Russian/Soviet Granit, according to former officer of the Soviet nuclear intelligence Dimitri Khalezov.

Veterans Today describes Dimitri Khalezov as:

former Soviet citizen, a former commissioned officer of the so-called ‘military unit 46179’, otherwise known as ‘the Special Control Service’ of the 12th Chief Directorate of the Defense Ministry of the USSR. The Special Control Service, also known as the Soviet atomic (later ‘nuclear’) intelligence was a secret military unit responsible for detecting of nuclear explosions (including underground nuclear tests) of various adversaries of the former USSR as well as responsible for controlling of observance of various international treaties related to nuclear testing and to peaceful nuclear explosions. After September the 11th Khalezov undertook some extensive 9/11 research and proved that the Twin Towers of World Trade Center as well as its building 7 were demolished by three underground thermo-nuclear explosions – which earned the very name ‘ground zero’ to the demolition site. Moreover, he testifies that he knew about the in-built so-called ’emergency nuclear demolitions scheme’ of the Twin Towers as long ago as back in the ‘80s – while being a serviceman in the Soviet Special Control Service.

After 9/11, Khalezov undertook extensive research on the collapse of the three World Trade Center Towers. He claims that his research demonstrates that the three towers were demolished by three underground thermo-nuclear explosions.
He also claims that he had known about the nuclear demolitions scheme for the Twin Towers in the 1980s, while a serviceman in the Soviet Special Control Service.

Does it look to you that the Pentagon was struck by a missile, not a Boeing 757?

H/t FOTM’s maziel and Secrets of the Fed

~Eowyn

Family of 9/11 hero refuses Glamour award over Caitlyn Jenner

James Smith does make some good points.

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Poor Bruce/Caitlyn is having a bad week. First he/she was bombarded by protesters who called the Olympian “an insult to trans people” while he/she was at a speaking engagement.  The protestors claimed Jenner is an unfit representative of the transgender community. “You have no right to represent us! You are an insult,” an unidentified participant screams.

Now the New York Post reports that the husband of a cop killed on 9/11 returned his wife’s posthumous Woman of the Year award to Glamour after the magazine gave the same honor last week to Caitlyn Jenner. James Smith took the award, dedicated to his wife Moira, and yanked it off the shelf and FedExed it back to the magazine!

Moira Smith

Moira Smith

Back in 2001, Glamour honored Moira who died at the age of 38 after rushing into the south tower. But after Jenner, 66, was anointed last week, Smith told the magazine’s editor, Cindi Leive, to take the award and shove it.

James doesn’t sound like a fan of Jenner’s. He said, “I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year,’ ”, calling the former Olympic track star and Kardashian reality-show patriarch “Bruce Ball-less Jenner.” (Technically he still has his balls, I think!)

And James dared to ask why a real woman wasn’t given the honor. He wrote, “Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man? At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases . . . the list of possibilities goes on . . . is this the best you could do?

Of course Glamour magazine stands by its decision to award the “Woman of the Year” award to Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner. A spokesman for the magazine said, “We were proud to honor his wife . . . in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner,” a Glamour spokeswoman said on Saturday. “Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.”

DCG

UMN student govt: 9/11 remembrance would violate our safe space

If I hear “safe space” one more time, I’m going to puke. 

Oh, and don’t forget this when you go to college:

Widdle babies need a "safe space"...

Widdle babies need a “safe space”…

Campus Reform: On Tuesday, November 10, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA)–the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN)– rejected a resolution for a moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Theo Menon, the student group representative to MSA for the College Republicans (CRs) at UMN, introduced the resolution; MSA’s forum voted against it 36-23 (with three abstentions). The proposed resolution pointed to the university’s lack of any sort of commemoration regarding the attacks on 9/11. It then called for a campus-wide moment of recognition on every September 11 from now on.

“I wrote this resolution because I think we need to recognize the victims of this world-changing event,” said Menon, “The innocent men, women, and servicemen who died on that day deserve to be honored.”

Nathan Amundson serves as President of UMN’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter and student group representative for Write Things, a creative writing group. Amundson said debate on the resolution centered around whether enacting the moment of recognition might instill a more islamophobic sentiment on campus.

“This resolution was non-controversial and was supported by the MSA’s President and Vice-President,” said Amundson, “However, several members, in exchanges with CRs rep Theo Menon, were militant in their opposition to it due to a perceived bias toward Muslims.”

Other proponents of the resolution argued in forum that its passage could bring up controversial topics, and that a healthy dialogue and campus tension reduction would ensue from the moment of recognition.

At-large MSA representative and Director of Diversity and Inclusion David Algadi voiced severe criticism of the resolution. He also made sure to emphasize 9/11’s status as a national tragedy in his response. “The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe,” said Algadi, “Islamophobia and racism fueled through that are alive and well.”

Algadi added that holding a moment of recognition over a tragedy committed by non-white perpetrators could increase racist attitudes on campus, asking, “When will we start having moments of silence for all of the times white folks have done something terrible?”

Contrary to Algadi, Cameron Holl, a Student Senator for the College of Liberal Arts, condemned the resolution’s failure as, “simply un-American.”

“There was no reason for any student not to vote on this resolution and much of the dissenting discussion was wildly speculative and unrelated to the resolution itself,” said Holl, “Additionally, the same people who voted to close discussion early didn’t offer any amendments or changes to the resolution to find compromise and do their due part as a member of forum, which I think shows a lack of effort and respect for other’s opinions and beliefs.”

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University President Eric Kaler, MSA President Joelle Stangler, and MSA Vice President Abeer Syedah all supported the 9/11 moment of recognition resolution. All of this high level support seemingly meant very little, however, given the wide margin of the resolution’s defeat.

Holl and Menon vowed to introduce a revised version of the resolution in an upcoming meeting of forum.

DCG

Social Media Incites Assbak Youths To Violence

jihadbookSHOCKING NEW FOOTAGE: Palestinian TV incites Arabs to murder Jews

This report includes selected videos that were posted this week on social media and Palestinian TV. While Israelisare protesting for peace – and suing Facebook for its role in spreading anti-Semitic hatred – the ongoing incitement by Palestinian on social media and Palestinian television creates a culture and society of martyrdom that seemingly worships death over life.


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And that’s all the news from Assbakistan, where all the women wear trash bags, all the men are ugly, and all the children are more murderous than average.

H/t (with apologies) Garrison Keillor – “The News From Lake Wobegon”