9/11, the Damage of the Aftermath and the Brightness Ahead
by Anthony Wile
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Many of today's
articles in the mainstream press will focus on 9/11 and its aftermath
in terms of a war on terror. But here at DB, we take it sorrowfully
for granted that the 9/11 narrative is not accurate and that something
else happened on that day that is not being reported.
is not aimed primarily at examining the mechanism of 9/11 so much
as its aftermath and where the next decade may bring us.
Our conclusion may surprise you, dear reader, but that's only because
we take a different view of history than most and as an alternative
media source, we try to provide a viewpoint you will not find elsewhere.
we must admit the first decade of the 20th Century has been a horrid
one by anyone's calculation. As horrible as the actual 9/11 attack
was, the aftermath has been far worse, turning the US once
the freest country in the world into a country where civil
rights have been eroded and people are encouraged to spy on one
and judicial protections developed in the past 1,000 years have
been shoved aside by the "war on terror." Increasingly,
the war on terror, in the minds of many critics, is a war on civil
society; the victims are those in America and the West who are being
relentlessly stripped of their rights.
the trouble begins with the official story, which is patently unreasonable.
The only definitive report on 9/11 has been renounced by several
of the commissioners who participated in it.
The lead lawyer
on the commission wrote a book claiming the commissioners had been
lied to serially by US intelligence agencies and the George W. Bush
administration. Much of the material that the commission wanted
released to the public has not yet been released an extraordinary
amount of information, actually.
The FBI has
given up trying to explain where phone calls from the planes came
from as cell phones were not capable of making calls from fast-moving
planes and the planes had no in-flight phones, either. The calls
to loved ones from doomed passengers then remain a mystery. The
plane that went down in Pennsylvania scattered supposed remains
over many miles, even though in a normal crash scene, much of the
plane's remains would be located in one place. The Pentagon attack
remains questionable as well, with the FBI still withholding, some
10 years later, scores of videos that it confiscated from the area's
security cameras and merchants.
There are literally
hundreds of anomalous issues regarding the 9/11 narrative; they
can be found on the Internet and many of them raise good questions.
As we have pointed out many times in the past, it is not the task
of citizens who have questions about 9/11 to come up with answers.
It is likely impossible for an individual to reconstruct what went
on without resources, both legal and monetary. Some sort of new
commission, private or public, should be established to summarize
the evidence and create conclusions commensurate with the facts.
argue that with all the information on the Internet currently, the
official story has been discredited, anyway. But the problem is
that an unofficial narrative is not as compelling as an official
one. And an official narrative is one that can be acted on
officially. What is being acted on in an official capacity is only
what the war on terror calls for, which is increased war, increased
repression at home and the constant erosion of civil liberties.
especially, live in fear, and the fear is being generated out of
Washington, DC. The serial wars begun after 9/11 without
reason or justification and the domestic repression in which
Americans are verging on an authoritarian-style police state where
scanners and ID cards shall be ubiquitous not just at airports but
everywhere else as well malls, sports stadiums, etc.
wanted to create a scenario to strip people of their rights, the
hazy, unbounded war on terror would be perfect. It justifies everything
from rendition to torture to the suspension of the most basic liberties
in order to "keep people safe."
with the war on terror is not only what it has justified but what
it will demand in the future. Until the REAL narrative of 9/11 is
presented, those in positions of power will continue to use the
false narrative to justify any kind of internal and external oppression.
Here at DB,
we believe in a global elite that is driving the world pell-mell
toward world governance. Every part of the war on terror seems designed
to support this goal; as ongoing and vague as it is, the war on
terror gives governments especially the American government
a virtual carte-blanche to expand government power monstrously.
Using the war
on terror as a kind of bludgeon, the American administration
and Western regimes generally are able to justify punitive
taxes, an inflationary central bank regime and the aggressive militarization
War is the
health of the state, Randolph Bourne famously wrote, and this is
absolutely true. Not only that, but anyone who investigates history
with an open mind soon comes to the conclusion (in the Internet
Reformation era) that most wars are phony, designed by people in
power to reinforce their grip on social and military institutions.
that this article can be written at all is testimony to the Internet
Reformation and the growing wave of freedom that is sweeping the
world today as a result of the little-impeded flow of information
between countries and growing billions of technology users.
There are plenty
of people who do not believe that the Internet Reformation is real
and that its truth-telling will make a difference. We would argue
that it already has and that the powers-that-be are having an increasingly
difficult time generating and maintaining their fear-based dominant
memes are intended to impel Western middle classes to give up their
wealth and power to globalist institutions that supposedly provide
solutions to frightening (if phony) events like global warming and
various scarcities (water, food, oil, etc.).
In the 21st
Century, these memes are increasingly receiving push-back from those
they are aimed at. It is very possible over the next 10 years that
the war on terror itself will generate blowback to the degree that
it loses its ability to justify the repressions that are now descending
on the people of America and the West generally.
The first decade
of the 21st Century has been a very dark one, rolling back Western
freedoms to justify a very dubious war on terror. But we see signs
that this war on terror is becoming less persuasive and credible
every day. The war in Afghanistan has not gone as planned, the Middle
East is not pacified and both in Europe and America, people are
increasingly dissatisfied with their governments and their military
Reformation is a process not an episode. We see trends toward greater
freedom and openness that challenge the elite's rush to global power.
The next decade of the 21st Century may be far less successful for
the elites that have used 9/11 and the war on terror to strip the
West of even its most basic freedoms. That's the good news, and
people should not lose sight of it even during dark days that no
doubt lie ahead.
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