The Road to Armageddon
Paul Craig Roberts
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Washington Times is a newspaper that looks with favor upon the Bush/Cheney/Obama/neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East and favors making terrorists pay for 9/11. Therefore, I was surprised to learn on February 24 that the most popular story on the paper’s website for the past three days was the “Inside the Beltway” report, “Explosive News,” about the 31 press conferences in cities in the US and abroad on February 19 held by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization of professionals which now has 1,000 members.
I was even more surprised that the news report treated the press conference seriously.
How did three World Trade Center skyscrapers suddenly disintegrate into fine dust? How did massive steel beams in three skyscrapers suddenly fail as a result of short-lived, isolated, and low temperature fires? “A thousand architects and engineers want to know, and are calling on Congress to order a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7,” reports the Washington Times.
The paper reports that the architects and engineers have concluded that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology provided “insufficient, contradictory and fraudulent accounts of the circumstances of the towers’ destruction” and are “calling for a grand jury investigation of NIST officials.”
The newspaper reports that Richard Gage, the spokesperson for the architects and engineers said: “Government officials will be notified that ‘Misprision of Treason,’ U.S. Code 18 (Sec. 2382) is a serious federal offense, which requires those with evidence of treason to act. The implications are enormous and may have profound impact on the forthcoming Khalid Sheik Mohammed trial.”
There is now an organization, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth. At the main press conference in San Francisco, Eric Lawyer,the head of that organization, announced the firefighters’ support for the architects and engineers’ demands. He reported that no forensic investigation was made of the fires that are alleged to have destroyed the three buildings and that this failure constitutes a crime.
Mandated procedures were not followed, and instead of being preserved and investigated, the crime scene was destroyed. He also reported that there are more than one hundred first responders who heard and experienced explosions and that there is radio, audio and video evidence of explosions.
Also at the press conference, physicist Steven Jones presented the evidence of nano-thermite in the residue of the WTC buildings found by an international panel of scientists led by University of Copenhagen nano-chemist Professor Niels Harrit. Nano-thermite is a high-tech explosive/pyrotechnic capable of instantly melting steel girders.
Before we yell “conspiracy theory,” we should be aware that the architects, engineers, firefighters, and scientists offer no theory. They provide evidence that challenges the official theory. This evidence is not going to go away.
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If expressing doubts or reservations about the official story in the 9/11 Commission Report makes a person a conspiracy theory kook, then we have to include both co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission and the Commission’s legal counsel, all of whom have written books in which they clearly state that they were lied to by government officials when they conducted their investigation, or, rather, when they presided over the investigation conducted by executive director Philip Zelikow, a member of President George W. Bush’s transition team and Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and a co-author of Bush Secretary of State Condi “Mushroom Cloud” Rice.
There will always be Americans who will believe whatever the government tells them no matter how many times they know the government has lied to them. Despite expensive wars that threaten Social Security and Medicare, wars based on non-existent Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, non-existent Saddam Hussein connections to al Qaida, non-existent Afghan participation in the 9/11 attacks, and the non-existent Iranian nukes that are being hyped as the reason for the next American war of aggression in the Middle East, more than half of the U.S. population still believes the fantastic story that the government has told them about 9/11, a Muslim conspiracy that outwitted the entire Western world.
Moreover, it doesn’t matter to these Americans how often the government changes its story. For example, Americans first heard of Osama bin Laden because the Bush regime pinned the 9/11 attacks on him. Over the years video after video was served up to the gullible American public of bin Laden’s pronouncements. Experts dismissed the videos as fakes, but Americans remained their gullible selves. Then suddenly last year a new 9/11 “mastermind” emerged to take bin Laden’s place, the captive Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the detainee waterboarded 183 times until he confessed to mastermining the 9/11 attack.
In the Middle Ages confessions extracted by torture constituted evidence, but self-incrimination has been a no-no in the U.S. legal system since our founding. But with the Bush regime and the Republican federal judges, whom we were assured would defend the U.S. Constitution, the self-incrimination of Sheik Mohammed stands today as the only evidence the U.S. government has that Muslim terrorists pulled off 9/11.
If a person considers the feats attributed to Khalid Sheik Mohammed, they are simply unbelievable. Sheik Mohammed is a more brilliant, capable superhero than V in the fantasy movie, “V for Vendetta.” Sheik Mohammed outwitted all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies along with those of all U.S. allies or puppets, including Israel’s Mossad. No intelligence service on earth or all of them combined was a match for Sheik Mohammed.
Sheik Mohammed outwitted the U.S. National Security Council, Dick Cheney, the Pentagon, the State Department, NORAD, the U.S. Air Force, and Air Traffic Control.
He caused Airport Security to fail four times in one morning. He caused the state-of-the-art air defenses of the Pentagon to fail, allowing a hijacked airliner, which was off course all morning while the U.S. Air Force, for the first time in history, was unable to get aloft intercepter aircraft, to crash into the Pentagon.
Sheik Mohammed was able to perform these feats with unqualified pilots.
Sheik Mohammed, even as a waterboarded detainee, has managed to prevent the FBI from releasing the many confiscated videos that would show, according to the official story, the hijacked airliner hitting the Penagon.
How naive do you have to be to believe that any human, or for that matter Hollywood fantasy character, is this powerful and capable?
If Sheik Mohammed has these superhuman capabilities, how did the incompetent Americans catch him? This guy is a patsy tortured into confession in order to keep the American naifs believing the government’s conspiracy theory.
What is going on here is that the U.S. government has to bring the 9/11 mystery to an end. The government must put on trial and convict a culprit so that it can close the case before it explodes. Anyone waterboarded 183 times would confess to anything.
The U.S. government has responded to the evidence being arrayed against its outlandish 9/11 conspiracy theory by redefining the war on terror from external to internal enemies. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on February 21 that American extremists are now as big a concern as international terrorists. Extremists, of course, are people who get in the way of the government’s agenda, such as the 1,000 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. The group used to be 100, now it is 1,000. What if it becomes 10,000?
Cass Sunstein, an Obama regime official, has a solution for the 9/11 skeptics: Infiltrate them and provoke them into statements and actions that can be used to discredit or to arrest them. But get rid of them at all cost.
Why employ such extreme measures against alleged kooks if they only provide entertainment and laughs? Is the government worried that they are on to something?
Instead, why doesn’t the U.S. government simply confront the evidence that is presented and answer it?
If the architects, engineers, firefighters, and scientists are merely kooks, it would be a simple matter to acknowledge their evidence and refute it. Why is it necessary to infiltrate them with police agents and to set them up?
Many Americans would reply that “their” government would never even dream of killing Americans by hijacking airliners and destroying buildings in order to advance a government agenda. But on February 3, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that the U.S. government can assassinate its own citizens when they are overseas. No arrest, trial, or conviction of a capital crime is necessary. Just straight out murder.
Obviously, if the U.S. government can murder its citizens abroad it can murder them at home, and has done so. For example, 100 Branch Davidians were murdered in Waco, Texas, by the Clinton administration for no legitimate reason. The government just decided to use its power knowing that it could get away with it, which it did.
Americans who think “their” government is some kind of morally pure operation would do well to familiarize themselves with Operation Northwoods. Operation Northwoods was a plot drawn up by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff for the CIA to commit acts of terrorism in American cities and fabricate evidence blaming Castro so that the U.S. could gain domestic and international support for regime change in Cuba. The secret plan was nixed by President John F. Kennedy and was declassified by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board. It is available online in the National Security Archive. There are numerous online accounts available, including Wikipedia. James Bamford’s book, Body of Secrets, also summarizes the plot:
“Operation Northwoods, which had the written approval of the Chairman [Gen. Lemnitzer] and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war.”
Prior to 9/11 the American neoconservatives were explicit that the wars of aggression that they intended to launch in the Middle East required “a new Pearl Harbor.”
For their own good and that of the wider world, Americans need to pay attention to the growing body of experts who are telling them that the government’s account of 9/11 fails their investigation. 9/11 launched the neoconservative plan for U.S. world hegemony. As I write the U.S. government is purchasing the agreement of foreign governments that border Russia to accept U.S. missile interceptor bases. The U.S. intends to ring Russia with U.S. missile bases from Poland through central Europe and Kosovo to Georgia, Azerbaijan and central Asia. [see www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17709 ] U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke declared on February 20 that al Qaida is moving into former central Asian constituent parts of the Soviet Union, such as Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. Holbrooke is soliciting U.S. bases in these former Soviet republics under the guise of the ever-expanding “war on terror.”
The U.S. has already encircled Iran with military bases. The U.S. government intends to neutralize China by seizing control over the Middle East and cutting China off from oil.
This plan assumes that Russia and China, nuclear armed states, will be intimidated by U.S. anti-missile defenses and acquiesce to U.S. hegemony and that China will lack oil for its industries and military.
The U.S. government is delusional. Russian military and political leaders have responded to the obvious threat by declaring NATO a direct threat to the security of Russia and by announcing a change in Russian war doctrine to the pre-emptive launch of nuclear weapons. The Chinese are too confident to be bullied by a washed up American “superpower.”
The morons in Washington are pushing the envelop of nuclear war. The insane drive for American hegemony threatens life on earth. The American people, by accepting the lies and deceptions of “their” government, are facilitating this outcome.
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37 Responses to “The Road to Armageddon”
February 25th, 2010 at 12:41 pm
I like the 1st sentence of the last paragraph–The morons in Washington are pushing the envelop of nuclear war. That’s exactly what they’re doing. It’s not real to them. In fact, the more this crap goes on the more I get the feeling it’s a gamble of total world domination at all costs–even death to the purveyors (if not also everyone else) if they fail.
A madman sits in a fortified penthouse of the tallest building in the city, demanding the city turn all its powers and moneys over to him. A noble handful of police try to stop him by breaking through his various booby traps, false floors, tripwires, etc. Slowly, they reach the penthouse, only to discover the madman’s sitting on a nuclear bomb. “If I can’t have it, nobody can have it!”–and he sets it off.
Or a bioweapon.
Or a doomsday device–like all the HAARPs in the world jacked-up to full power and pointed at the n/s poles.
That’s what I’m seeing. I’m seeing an incredible game played by the peerage that steers the New World Order in the western hemisphere, a very real game of all-or-nothing. And with human entities, at least, it would “absolute power corrupts absolutely” is now a very real possibility. Maybe they’ll screw-up. Maybe their insiders and security staff will turn on them, pull the plug on them. But I think the final chapter of this particular “End Game” is sour grapes to the billionth power. Something to think about.
February 25th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
EVEN SATAN LOVING LUCIFER BOOT LICKING WHORES
CAN’T DENY THE TRUTH ABOUT 9 ONE ONE
Dr. StrangeFlu Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Ditto and the Really really TOP end Elites have that really cool secret base or a couple of them. THEY always do…..
February 25th, 2010 at 1:23 pm
I think you may be right………
Dr. StrangeFlu Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 1:48 pm
any used “subs” anywhere
February 25th, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Good article. Well made points , good comments as well. especially the one about the Madmen in control. it’s true they cannot distinguise fantasy from real facts and the human toll behind their actions. Only monsters behave in this manner because they dont have these functions to keep the lower nature in line.
T.R. Eddy Reply:
February 25th, 2010 at 5:19 pm
You have a fallen Archangel in charge. He has been known by many names. We call him Satan. (the adversary) His henchmen run almost everything worth running including much of the religious racketeering that claims to be fighting him and his followers. He is desperate as he knows his time is running out. He does have the mentality of “If I can’t have it no one can.” That’s why scripture says; “If the time were not shortened there would be no flesh left on the earth.” Read Revelations for the full story. And, read the 8th chapter of John to see who your and Christ’s enemies are. Believe Christ rather than some liar from a theological cemetary.
February 25th, 2010 at 8:23 pm
Amen TR,here they come, so shall we endure,apostacy is all around with their minister of “light” and their bearer the liar and father of it, speaking in dark sentences and devices of deceit, evenif possible deceiving the elect , the ultimate false flag to drag in his accord of death and hell, we will return with wrath as you hide in the mountains and cover yourself in rock…
February 25th, 2010 at 2:19 pm
Plus I like the remark about the shiek having super human powerss. Smater than V by a long shot. I gotta admit he did outsmart all the super power survallience agencies.
I just dont know where such evil or blackness of heart comes from, yet there it is again and again in everyday life, just not on the grand scale of the Madmen.
Dairy Air Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 2:41 pm
they are psychopaths
Dairy Air Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 2:41 pm
Dairy Air Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 2:43 pm
they dont think of themselves as evil, they have a brain imbalance these guys might push the button just to see what earth would be like as a smoking ruin they are probably just that crazy
February 25th, 2010 at 6:57 pm
greed on that one. it totally comes down to that . they do have a really bad brain imbalanced, narcisitic disorders to the max. totally cut of from heart and soul and totally unable to connect with whats in the NOW, present and beautifull and full of love .
They are hugely disconnectted soul , because as the old saying goes , they sold out to the devil and that effects keeps compounding itself upon their natures.
They must be fought as that is demanded in our world. They must be helped. Saying that WE all are part of their sickness and we have to pull ourselves away from lust, greed anger etc. Simple values that are given to raise up the soul , rather than to further bury itself in darkness , ignorance . and in this case they are well dressed , well fed, well housed etc lumps of ignorances.
February 25th, 2010 at 8:26 pm
yeah just like a killer on his first quest seeking the rush of his first kill, be still and patient these evil doers are not dealing a fair hand but stacking the deck with death
February 25th, 2010 at 4:16 pm
But Dick is very predictable, he always makes sure we’re “fully justified”. And he will again: http://9112010.com/9112010.html
Dr. StrangeFlu Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 4:19 pm
All the Highly Paid clowns that were paid to Protect with all their Big Ass titles and failed
sure always KNOW how to cash-in. Dov can’t fing 2 Trillion and then voila 9-11-01.
Cha Ching cha Ching cash-in cash-in up level up level.
February 25th, 2010 at 4:57 pm
i really like your writing style
Joe in JT Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 5:01 pm
I have a solution to stop all nuclear war in it’s tracks. Here’s what we should do. Invite all world leaders to America for a meeting. Once here, everyone goes to the Nevada desert for a nice little nuclear test. Once all leaders are seated in the bleachers about 35 miles away, cap off a 20 megaton nuke. Just let them sit there and observe what a real bomb is all about. That should change everyones tune about wanting nuclear war.
February 25th, 2010 at 5:05 pm
Everyone might as well, come to the understanding
that this will end in many people dieing.
It is..A show-down between good and evil, and
they have no intentions of just giving up.
Seriously, prepare yourself.
You may live through it, or maybe not…Who knows,
but, it will be ungodly, what is going to happen.
February 25th, 2010 at 5:25 pm
LOL, all thats sounds funny to you guys, but let us remember who has the true power here.
The Father in Heaven, not a single one of you can do a single thing unless he wills it. Not even evil can’t make a whaling accusation against an elect without the Father in Heaven’s will. You guys just remember everything you do is for the testing of the humans. Please try to respect the fact that if the Father in Heaven so chooses, even though you may be a shadow, he can give even you to be consumed by your own stupidity.
Have a nice day and please do buckle up. It’s your law.
February 25th, 2010 at 5:26 pm
can’t = can, blah
February 25th, 2010 at 6:19 pm
mia, god says ‘we must expose darkness and bring light into darkness’, then the people have free choice to choose. but yes god is in control, and yes we do win in the end just like the book of Revelation says.
February 25th, 2010 at 6:38 pm
Im proberly goining to get flamed for saying this but realy nothing changes people just talk and talk nothing happens.One side says something then another side says something realy in the end its just all dribble lol.What is the point even in saying this truth if nothing happens?What is the point it just goes to print one day than the bin the next might as well bang your heads on the wall the new world order is here to stay and theres not a thing anybody can do about it.
February 25th, 2010 at 7:43 pm
So quit with your blathering and go away.
February 25th, 2010 at 8:24 pm
Why you talk in such a way lol geez no wonder your being called looneys becuase you fight with your own people omg trev bangs head on wall agian.I was just bringing to light nothing changes do you understand all this evidence and nothing gets done might as well enjoy your life.
Dr. StrangeFlu Reply:
February 25th, 2010 at 8:33 pm
Why something should be investigated. Because of WAR Games. If the pre 9/11
stage was set with a War Game format. Then there is a Time Line and future Plot scenerios. Get it.
February 25th, 2010 at 7:03 pm
Trever…..talk is cheap, but its also vibrationary , sound vibration. That V ibration does have the ability to change things as all matter is made of a vibrationary level. you can change your DNa with sound vibration.
February 25th, 2010 at 7:41 pm
I know Pual Craig Roberts works at Counterpunch website. I quit going to that site because of their stand against 9/11 truth. I considered it just another CIA gatekeeper site. But that was a dam good article. Now if we can get Huffington Post and Common Dreams to inch towards the truth we will be making some progress.
One thing, Paul says the US has surrounded Russia and the US is denying China access to the resources of the area. Who exactly is the US anymore. Is it the NSA CIA, builderbergers, Rothchilds on and on. The only thing I know is this government hasn’t represented me my whole life.
Dr. StrangeFlu Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 8:07 pm
February 25th, 2010 at 8:15 pm
The Battle for Baluchistan: Iran Nabs Top NATO Terrorist with Help from Pakistan – http://tarpley.net/
February 25th, 2010 at 8:35 pm
I’ve never seen a President — I don’t care who he is — stand up to them. It just boggles the mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn’t writing anything down. If the American people understood what a grip these people have got on our government, they would RISE UP IN ARMS. Our citizens certainly don’t have any idea what goes on.”
Thomas H. Moorer
(1912 – 2004)
US Navy & Chairman,
Joint Chiefs of Staff during interview on
24 August 1983.
“The Jewish people as a whole will become its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship.
In this New World Order the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands.”
— Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx, ‘La Revue de Paris’, p.574, June 1, 1928
Dr. StrangeFlu Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 8:40 pm
For the Future 1) if “attacked” again immediately get rid of the people in charge replace with something younger.
2) if 2 trillion goes missing that was suppose to protect find who LOST it.
February 25th, 2010 at 9:20 pm
Interesting article and a nice mix of comments which made me think and laugh and then we get down to good old Mihail and his anti-semitic bs. I bet he’s a real fun guy to have at a party.
Lena O Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 9:21 pm
This is just awesome. I didn’t expect to stumble on such a nice article. I’ve checked out your other posts and must say they are very informative indeed. Looking forward to reading more from you.
February 25th, 2010 at 9:29 pm
The claim is made that Americans first heard of BinLanden after 9/11. But one problem I remember hearing of him back in the 80’s on ABC nightly news and how he was working for the CIA form the taliban to fight the Rusians in Afghanistan. He has also appeared with Reagan a few times. Now I know I am in the frikn twilight zone, first Tipper Gore and her club back in the 80’s called the PMRC, and now we got some halfbreed, dual citizen in the WHITE HOUSE, and go hunting with Chaney Obama and go eat some arugula.
February 25th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
Remember the innocents our government murdered at Ruby Ridge and Waco. Remember the 3000 innocents our government murdered on 9/11. Remember the 3000 innocents our government did not alert and allowed to be murdered at Pearl Harbor.
Aussie Bob Says:
February 25th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
Who said that “McCarthyism” was dead and buried…it still exists and if you or I dare to oppose the “official” line then we must be “targeted, liquidated or re-educated!”
Not if there are so many of us that these nefarious NWO agents are so outnumbered that it is they who must flee! Cheers.