In many countries, people who cross the line in opposing the government risk
incarceration, torture, or murder.
Until recently, it was hard for American dissidents to cross that line. If
they wanted to get arrested for saying something subversive, mere ideas
weren't enough; they would have to actually threaten to physically harm the
President or another high official.
But the post-9/11 USA is no longer a beacon of human rights. As former
President Jimmy Carter recently wrote in the New York Times
United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human
rights.” In his article, Carter points out that top US officials are now
openly targeting US citizens for political assassination, “disappearance,”
unlimited surveillance, and other forms of gross human rights abuse.
Since we now know that a secret National Security committee is
ordering the murder of American citizens, and since we know the CIA has
the power to easily simulate deaths from illness and accident, we might
as well assume that every time a dissident dies unexpectedly, he or she
has been murdered by the US government.
Consider the chilling words of Obama's information czar Cass Sunstein, who
openly advocates that the US government should “disable the purveyors of
conspiracy theories.” Sunstein's article “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and
Cures” argues that “conspiracy theories” (by which he means the 9/11 truth
movement) are so dangerous that the government should “cognitively
infiltrate” 9/11 truth groups, “disable” those who spread these ideas, and
possibly even make the ideas illegal.
One way to “disable the purveyors of conspiracy theories” is to terrorize
them with death threats. This is precisely what happened recently in
Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia.
On June 13, Dr. James Fetzer, the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, was
scheduled to speak at the University Heights Community Center in Seattle.
Shortly before the event, the Community Center received a letter that read:
“Community Center, the 9/11 truth event on June 13th is going to be attacked
to Kill Jim Fetzer because he says 'Space Beams' brought down the Twin
Towers. The attack may be a bomb or fire bomb or maybe just gun fire. The
Bombing may come at a future date to pay you back for supporting the 9/11
truth movement. Kill Jim Fetzer and the 9/11 truth movement. Kill Jim Fetzer
(repeated 6 times). Kill University Heights Community Center (repeated
twice) Kill you now.”
Detective Kerry Hays of the Seattle Police Department is currently
investigating the case.
The Community Center hastily cancelled Dr. Fetzer's talk. Fortunately, an
alternate venue was found at the last minute.
Then a few days later, a similar death threat was emailed to the owner of
the Denman Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Dr. Fetzer was
organizing the Vancouver 9/11 Hearings. This time, the threat named me and
Press TV Canadian correspondent Joshua Blakeney as well as Dr. Fetzer.
Fortunately, the theater owner was too busy hosting the event to read his
email, so he did not become aware of the threat until the Hearings were
Death threats are one way to “disable the purveyors of conspiracy
theories.” Actual assassinations are another.
A long list of people who were trying to expose the truth of 9/11 have met
with untimely, suspicious deaths. Barry Jennings, the deputy director of
Emergency Services Department for the New York City Housing Authority on
9/11, appears to have been murdered after speaking publicly about explosions
he witnessed that partly demolished World Trade Center Building 7 on the
morning of 9/11. (The demolition of WTC-7, begun in the morning, was
completed shortly after 5:20 that afternoon, after WTC owner Larry
Silverstein and colleagues “made the decision to pull” the building
according to Silverstein's own statement.)
Another 9/11 truth advocate and eyewitness, Dr. David Graham of Shreveport,
Louisiana, was murdered - apparently by the FBI - for writing a book about
two of the alleged 9/11 hijackers, who were obvious intelligence assets
controlled by people at Barksdale Air Force Base. Graham was poisoned with
ethelene glycol (antifreeze). The case is discussed in Sander Hicks' new
book Slingshot to the Juggernaut
It might be objected that Jennings and Graham were murdered because they
were eyewitnesses to a State Crime Against Democracy, or SCAD, not because
they were dissidents. Is there any evidence that the US government (or a
rogue network infiltrating it) is “disabling the purveyors” of dangerous
ideas by killing or otherwise physically harming them, even if they are not
Mike Ruppert, the original leader of the 9/11 truth movement, writes
that his office was attacked by microwave and/or EMF weapons after he
began publishing critiques of the official story of 9/11. The attacks
may have contributed to Ruppert's poor health and distraught frame of
mind, which led him to quit the 9/11 truth movement and temporarily flee
the USA in 2006.
Another early 9/11 truth advocate, publisher Byron Belitsos, told me that he
and many other 9/11 truth organizers in California were targeted by EMF or
microwave weapons during the first years after 9/11. Belitsos says the
weapons were wielded by men in plain white vans that would park in front of
the victim's house, and that victims suffered immediate and sometimes
extreme health effects including headaches, ringing in the ears, nausea,
vomiting, severe depression, dizziness, and loss of consciousness.
It does seem that bad things have happened to far too many of the most
trail-blazing, prestigious, and/or effective 9/11 truth leaders. Justin
Raimondo, the pioneer investigator of Israeli complicity in 9/11, was
warned away from the subject - and after he disregarded the warning, he
suffered a severe heart attack, despite his relative youth and excellent
physical condition. Since his mysterious heart attack, Raimondo has
stayed away from the subject of 9/11, and has remained in good health.
David Ray Griffin, the world's leading voice of 9/11 truth, suffered a
partially-disabling stroke in the summer of 2010. While he has recovered
sufficiently to continue to write and research, the stroke left him with a
slight aphasia that has ended his career as a prolific public speaker.
Dr. Bob Bowman, the former head of Star Wars under two US presidents, has
had his 9/11 truth efforts slowed by his struggle with cancer.
Even more tragically, the most prestigious scientist ever to take up the
cause of 9/11 truth, Lynn Margulis, died of a stroke November 22, 2011.
When I last spoke to Lynn, less than a year before her death, she told
me she did not want to speak publicly about 9/11 any more, because
“politics is too dangerous.” She sounded scared - like someone had
warned or threatened her.
Steven Jones, the physics professor who was forced out of Brigham Young
University for researching the demolition of the World Trade Center, was
warned to stop by a “connected” colleague. Jones did the right thing: he
immediately went public about the apparent threat.
Richard Gage, the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, may
have been attacked by the type of EMF or microwave weapon described by
Ruppert and Belitsos. In the summer of 2009, in Washington, DC, Gage
suddenly suffered vertigo and hearing loss. Activist colleagues who were
present suspect some kind of covert attack. Today, Gage still suffers from
the after-effects: partial loss of hearing in one ear.
Though some consider microwave and EMF weapons the stuff of science fiction,
Maj. Doug Rokke, Ph.D., the former head of the US Army's depleted uranium
cleanup project after Gulf War I, says these weapons are very real, and
commonly used in military circles. He described to me how he personally used
such weapons on a regular basis while training with Special Forces at US
Army facilities: “We had them van-mounted, truck-mounted, plane-mounted, and
hand-carried. We would go around zapping each other for fun. This was during
exercises, or sometimes just as a practical joke.” Rokke assured me that,
based on his firsthand knowledge of US military mind-set and capabilities,
9/11 truth activists have undoubtedly been targeted by exotic non-lethal
(and lethal) weapons.
Will writing this article put me on a US government hit list? Twenty years
ago, such a question would have sounded absurd. Today, with the USA becoming
more of a banana republic every day, it sounds increasingly realistic.
A government that extra-judicially murders, disappears, and tortures its own
citizens should clean up its own act before it criticizes other nations. The
US should heed former President Carter and start obeying its own
Constitution if it wants to have any credibility on human rights.