2014: A Three Minute Classroom Debate That Shines Light On The Real Truth About “Terrorism”

Prior to the events that transpired on 9/11, “terrorist” attacks were still taking place all over the globe. As a result, national security was increasing, and the fear of a terrorist attack was strong. It wasn’t until 9/11, however, that the idea of an extreme terrorist threat was activated, and a large portion of the world (especially North America) was put into fear/panic mode. The video below really puts things into perspective and reminds us of how important it is not to believe everything you hear in the mainstream media, especially when it comes to major global events like 9/11. Multiple events (like 9/11 unfortunately) have served as a tremendous tool that ‘woke up’ millions of people all over the world to what is really happening around the globe. Not everything is as it seems. In today’s world, for one who is truly interested in learning what is happening, […] Read More

2006: The Al Qaeda Myth

Tom Porteous April 12, 2006 Tom Porteous is a syndicated columnist and author who was formerly with the BBC and the British Foreign Office. We now know that Al Qaeda had nothing to do with the London bombings in July 2005. This is the conclusion of the British government’s official inquiry report leaked to the British press on April 9. We now also know that the U.S. military is deliberately misleading Iraqis, Americans and the rest of the world about the extent of Al Qaeda’s involvement in the Iraqi insurgency. This was reported in The Washington Post on April 10, on the basis of internal military documents seen by that newspaper. What do these revelations tell us about the arguments of President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Blair that in Al Qaeda the “Free World” faces a threat comparable to that of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, […] Read More

2004: O’Neill: Iraq Planning Came Before 9/11

Sat Jan 10, 6:25 PM ET By SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas – Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill contends the United States began laying the groundwork for an invasion of Iraq (news – web sites) just days after President Bush (news – web sites) took office in January 2001 — more than two years before the start of the U.S.-led war that ousted Saddam Hussein. “From the very beginning, there was a conviction that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he needed to go,” O’Neill told CBS’s “60 Minutes” in an interview to be aired Sunday night. The official American government stance on Iraq, dating to the Clinton administration, was that the United States sought to oust Saddam. But O’Neill, who was fired by Bush in December 2002, said he had qualms about what he asserted was the pre-emptive nature of the war planning. “For […] Read More

2002: The USA PATRIOT Act Was Planned Before 9/11

by Jennifer Van Bergen Truthout.org 20 May, 2002 Many people do not know that the USA PATRIOT Act was already written and ready to go long before September 11th. Recent criticism of Bush’s admission that he had received warnings only weeks before September 11th has made it more important to understand the origins of the USAPA. The USA PATRIOT Act – the so-called “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001,” a.k.a. the USAPA — was enacted in the immediate wake of 9/11, riding a wave of fear that spread over the nation. This Act has caused much concern amongst civil rights advocates. The Administration, however, responded to such concerns by calling critics unpatriotic. Now, the White House has had a similar response to critics of Bush’s recent admission of early warnings. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Friday: “I […] Read More