John McMurtry – Why the Facts of 9/11 are Suppressed
Published on Oct 28, 2012
Re-uploaded as it was taken down from google videos.
Video found @ http://archive.org/details/mcmurtry
At first I thought the “9-11″ event was merely allowed to happen like PearlHarbour. But the facts showed that only U.S. capacities could explain thelogistics of the otherwise physically impossible execution of the crime — fromthe near free-fall acceleration of the fire-proofed buildings into theirfootprints and the absence, inaccessibility and removal of evidence, to thedetailed police-state law ready to apply. On the other hand, some evidence, suchas the F.B.I. reports not followed up on and the many people led to believebeforehand that there was a foreign plane attack coming, ensured that peoplewere ready to believe that only an alien conspiracy could explain the event. Moral outrage would be directed at jihadist Arabs and at U.S. intelligence anddefense forces for not doing enough in time. In fact, this was the veryscenario proposed before 9-11 by the man who came to be the head of the 9-11Commission. But the immediate historic transformation of the powers of the BushJr. administration was the most dramatic effect of the 9-11 event. Itsapotheosis of power from near political dead-end to master saviour andsuperpower leader above question was mythical in proportions. It completelyreversed the rising public smell of corruption from Enron, the biggestfinancial backer of Bush Jr., which was then imploding as a giant energy-futurescrime that had bankrupted California. It reversed the unprecedentedillegitimacy of a president by stolen election and vote repression who had arecord of alcohol and cocaine addiction and cultural illiteracy. It diverted all eyes from the inside-dealing of federal oil and energy policy being determined by oligopolist corporations with V-P Cheney behind closed doors andfrom financial scandals whose records were destroyed by the WTC collapse. Themetamorphosis of the Bush Jr. administration from national disgrace to exaltedand limitless command was the most miraculous reversal of fortune in politicalhistory. But it received no press or political attention. It was if the past had never happened but disappeared down the memory hole.
In fact, it was taboo to identify the one-way benefits. The mutation of Bush Jr., hiding out on his Texas estate for months after the 2000 lost-but-won election, to an all-powerful “War President” overnight had a staggering effecton the rapidly rising international and domestic opposition against the illegal president. The Nixon-age Cheney-Rumsfeld duo as revolving-door CEO’s in charge of a new supranational program of war was unlikely to get much support before 9-11. But it was now in full-spectrum motion with “terror alerts” around the clock as justification for martial laws and formerly unacceptable invasions. Overnight the strategic objectives of the PNAC vaulted into absolute poweracross borders, and the Bush oil-military-and-money party was the solebeneficiary in the U.S. The rapid slide downwards in financial security of the 99% was not worthy of comment. The social security of public programs was inline for still more attacks. Bush’s extreme-right conviction that the RooseveltNew Deal was “an aberration” he wanted to eliminate was not mentioned. Instead, in perfect convenience, all field of meaning was occupied by “the terrorist threat” and how to war against it. Cui bono? — the first forensic question atany murderous crime – shouted from every circumstance and consequence. But itwas unspeakable in public. The “war administration” could do and did anythingit chose — from privatizing the military to putting everyone on terror alertsto torture chambers across continents to a rule of fear in the U.S. the like ofwhich had never been seen before. Most of all, the supreme moral goal and thecovert U.S. state were released from any question or impediment. Everything tha thappened after 9-11 was consistent with them and the known plan of “fullspectrum dominance”. As Brzezinski and the PNAC had themselves observedbeforehand, the plan had not been politically feasible then. Now the supremevalue objective had its moving war machine in action into the Middle East andCentral Asia. A supranational police state was being formed at home and abroadto “protect America’s interests” – in particular the oil-energy bases theprivate transnational money-sequence system and its armed forces ran on. 37 Itlooked remarkably like fascism being built after the Reichstag Fire in 1930′sGermany.38 In fact I later debated Michael Albert on Z-Net on this institutional analogue when he and his illustrious friend Noam Chomsky were dismissing 9-11″conspiracy theory” along with the media — not noticing that the ultimateconspiracy theory was the official one which was refused examination. But Itook the Albert-Chomsky argument at its word, and argued that the “9-11″ eventwas institutional all the way down and had a disturbing precedent in the lastfascist turn of the West including Bush’s grandfather as a Nazi money manthrough the Union Banking Corporation. Albert might as well not have read aword.39 Everyone on the U.S. Left as well as Right seemed to be of one mind –the “ruling group-mind”. Its nature is blocking against all reason and fact.40The official conspiracy theory of 9-11 was a paradigm of the group-mindphenomenon and the media unspeakable at once. Only others could have a”conspiracy theory”. The official theory was final fact, although the mostimplausible conspiracy theory of all. Locked in the thrall of the group-mind,even a strictly legal meaning of a central category of criminal law — acriminal conspiracy, prosecuted all the time in the U.S. – was now taboo inconnection to 9-11. No scientific finding is allowed through this mind-lock. Aclosed Orwellian circle is constructed. All not believing the officialconspiracy theory are reverse-accused as believers in a conspiracy theory. The official conspiracy theory is, simultaneously, assumed as the opposite of what it is. Double-think — holding contradictory thoughts in the mind as the samein meaning – is normalized as given. Such is the ruling group-mind on 9-11. Thesupreme moral objective and its strategic planning depend on this reverseoperation and its group-mind cement to succeed. It is a deep psychologicaldisorder that is not decoded, but is invariably used in the larger disorder ofwhich it is a signature pathology. As the individual liar relies on a defensemechanism of aggressive accusation to switch the tables to protect and advancehis own interests, so too at the covert state and corporate media level. Rulinggroupmind, reverse-accusation operation, and the ruling interests they serve all seamlessly interlock. The conditioning is so pervasive it succeeds in beingexperienced as an act of individual belief with no option. Because the massmedia’s lights of publicity fall only on what is consistent with the officialconspiracy theory and attack all that does not conform to the ruling story, themechanism of delusion is locked in. This is why payroll journalists whootherwise seem progressive abuse those who see through the delusion– in partbecause they are hired not to think beneath the hook of selling copy; partlybecause exposing the moral truth on 9-11 is a fast way to get isolated insideany corporate milieu; and, most basically, because stepping outside of theruling group-mind on any life-anddeath matter brings anathema and perhapssocial annihilation. When we recognise these Journal of 9/11 Studies Volume 35,February 2013 constraints on free inquiry, we had better understand why so manywho are normally not duped by official cover stories shy away from forensic andcausal understanding of 9-11. They sustain the group-mind morale across partiesinside the bonds of the absurd. This is why almost no-one would follow throughthe motive and causal investigation of the most important single event of theera. In the end, one worries about English-speaking culture’s incapacity tothink about the perpetual war and dispossession system of which 9-11 is atrack-switch override of prior blocks to the supreme value objective. Totalcontrol of world human and natural resources and their organisation for thetransnational money-sequence system has been vastly advanced by 9-11 to crushall human rights standing in the way, from habeas corpus and due process toprotection from war-criminal aggression to seize other societies’ most basicsovereign means of production. The carcinogenic disorder advances from strengthto strength, recurring at another level in the “financial 9-11″ of 2008. It even more centrally dispossesses the world to serve the “supranational sovereignty” of private money-sequence world rule with no committed lifefunction. Behind them both lies the ultimately regulating supreme value systemwhich cumulatively overruns and devours world life and life means as its globalizing feeding cycle. Observe that every step of the global worldcorporate-rights system conforms. 41 At the level of the 9-11 process itself,the primary oil-war-and-banking beneficiaries of 9-11 and the 9-11 wars profithugely, however ruinously – all in accordance with prior invocation of “acatastrophic and catalyzing event” to enable just what has happened. Leadingthe fall of the rule of life-protective state and law is the complete erasure ofthe first forensic questions of all criminal investigation – greatest motiveand benefit, capacity to commit the crime, concealment of facts, and continuousfalse reports. Each and all remain effectively stricken from the record of the”free press” and all official accounts.