Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My opinions on organizing to protest on Wall St., NYC

I watched a video of the protest on Wall St., [within this Opednews.com article] written by Danny Schechter. There is a glimpse of a young blond woman topless about 2 minutes, 14 seconds in. I think to get better results, the protest should not look anything like a hippy pot smoking protest. What probably concerns authorities is that the protest on Wall St. in New York City could spark nationwide, or even global, protest against the offshore banks and corporations who have their backs scratched by the heads of US Government, the US Military, CIA, etc. More people who are fed up should occupy Wall St., and should even consider standing outside the Capitol Buildings in their own States staging similar protests. My Comment to Mr. Schechter's article:

I gave up my use of cell phones about 2 years ago. Having police show up where I am politically active, ready for me, has been reduced. Emailing and talking on a cell phone about your plans is dangerous if you are part of the group that has, or is trying to connect the dots. Posting times, strategies, and meet up locations only makes it easier for the goon squads.

Having a GPS device on you, even off, might be an open mike or can lead police or their informants right to you. I was security on a film. We used police like radios with ear pieces. Getting equipment, a cup of coffee, others to help is instantaneously. When I'd go to the Hartford Capitol in Connecticut to speak at a public hearing, I'd face Connecticut State Troopers who would follow me around, give me menacing looks, and would follow me out to my vehicle, flashing their light bars just to scare me. I was also detained, to delay me from being able to attend public hearings.

The police and their informants get together and assemble target lists. They look for key people and then they spring traps or concoct to be able to arrest targets. Using like radios, and planning for meetings and strategy must be done offline, not posted on the internet, and not talked about over cell phones. If the Connecticut State Police were so infuriated with my proposing Civilian Oversight of Police to elected officials and for what I wrote in newspapers to enforce a "No Dating Policy" on me, mocking me on what I said on the telephone and in emails, don't expect any privacy of communication if you protest.

-stevengerickson AT yahoo Dot Com

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

White Cops, Black Women, Simulated Public Sex

Comment placed in Opednews.com piece with video and story about White NYPD Officers simulating sex on Black women in a parade:

The Serpico NYPD corruption, narcotics, and bribery case says a lot about how policing really works. It is about protecting government interests, revenue collecting, and scams officers are in involved in. It is who you know.

In Stafford Springs, Connecticut, officers threatened and ran a man out of downtown who owned a pizza parlor. He had parents from Pakistan. The pizza owner had darker skin. Officers thought they had first dibs on White single women and ran him out of town for having them in the apartment about the pizza parlor.

I wrote to Bush 9-15-01 about being under siege in my rental properties. Officers told me I was going to prison if I didn't shut up and leave the state. Officers seemed to protect the prostitution, heroin, and cocaine trades while going after non-connected property and business owners. I was attacked on my property 10-11-01 by a police informant. I got a year in prison for ending the attack with pepper spray.

So, officers acting more like mafia, not law enforcement is still disturbing to me. Officers run the town more than any elected officials. Civilian Oversight of Police is needed. They will not have honor or good behavior until police no longer police themselves.

-stevengerickson AT yahoo Dot Com





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My recent comment on the Cheshire Home Invasion

The below Excerpt re-posted from [this blog]

Surviving Victim Testifies in Connecticut Home Invasion Trial: Dr. William Petit Jr. testified today in the triple murder case against Joshua Komisarjevsky, accused of killing Petit's wife and two daughters in a brutal 2007 home invasion. Petit also testified during the trial of Steven Hayes, who was convicted of 16 counts and sentenced to death last year for the crimes. One of Komisarjevsky's defense attorneys conceded yesterday during his opening statement that his client planned the break-in, targeted the Petit home, and beat Petit with a baseball bat after entering the home, but claimed "he never intended to kill anyone." Randall Beach has this report in the New Haven Register.

My comment to the above blog post:
The Cheshire Home invasion in Connecticut was a sad event. Connecticut prisons were inhumane and overcrowded when I was sentenced to a year in prison for resisting being mugged on my own rental properties ending the knife wielder's attack of me after he jumped me in my dark driveway. Instead of the Connecticut State Police and those who rig courts in Connecticut going after the real, dangerous criminals who kill, rape, rob, sodomize, and are parasites on humanity, authorities are bent on ruining the self-employed, small business, breaking up families for profit, and running as many people with money and assets through the system, even to prison, as possible. If you all knew what was really going on, you'd be more disgusted to pay taxes to these organized criminals. Write comments like these be put on an arrest on sight, secret police enemies list: http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com/2010/01/target-on-enemies-list.html
-Steven G. Erickson

stevengerickson At Yahoo Dot Com

The below is an excerpt from [this blog post]

The trauma, insult, and injury was furthered, going beyond ridiculous, as condition of sale of my rental properties, I had to rent an illegal basement apartment from Mr. Coukos and service my former tenants and properties. Peter Coukos bashed me in the back of the head, telling me he wanted my then 14 year old daughter to be on her knees blowing him after I was in prison, Connecticut State Police were allegedly waiting for me to fight back to arrest only me. I would not turn around, as he punched me in the back of the head, and about my back, in my former backyard, as I was already facing life in prison for using pepper spray, ending the attack of the knife wielding mugger who jumped me from behind in my dark driveway. Would you want your reward to be the same for paying taxes, obeying laws, raising a family, buying and fixing up your own home to be what I have experienced? Would you want your American Dream to end as an ever continuing nightmare after you were railroaded to prison? [more]
My picture, links and story found in below link.





You should know the story about, and the locations of Homeland Security Fusion Centers. Where are they in your state?:

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Good people like Dr. Petit, and his family, need not have suffered if our tax dollars were used to fight crime, to protect and serve, and as they should be intended. Police are out covering up their crimes, drug dealing, rapes, robberies, prostitution and other scams. This "Homeland Security" should not be tolerated. Criminals who posed a threat to society were not being watched, those exercising free speech and who redress grievances to elected officials are. Police and the courts are out to barbecue those who connect the dots and inform others.

[click here] for:

11 year old sodomized and set on fire

From left: Hayley, Michaela and parents Jennifer and Dr. William Petit.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Connecticut Public Safety Committee Liaison decides law, not representatives

I was informed by Stafford Springs, Connecticut, Representative John D. Mordasky's aid, Rosemarie, that I was going to be severely retaliated against for my having proposed Civilian Oversight of Police back in 2001. She told me that Steven Spellman, legislative liaison for Connecticut Public Safety.

Senator Tony Guglielmo, Congressman Rob Simmons, and others were also aware I was going to be railroaded to prison, in my opinion.

So, Steven Spellman, was key in my losing my home, contracting business, daughter, being falsely arrested, and railroaded to prison. Should police decide whether or not elected officials can represent us for our taxation?


Links and more of my story:

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Congress Sees Middle East Through AIPAC-Colored Glasses

By Medea Benjamin (about the author)

This article co-written by Allison McCracken, the DC Coordinator of CODEPINK.

During August recess this year, 81 members of Congress went on a junket to Israel funded by the Israel lobby group AIPAC (well, funded by the American Israel Education Fund, but they are really one and the same ) to "learn first-hand about one of our closest friends and allies." While the representatives insist they got a balanced view, their itinerary belies that claim: 95% of their time was spent hearing the Israeli government point of view, with only one token meeting with Palestinian reps.

CODEPINK has filed a complaint with the Congressional Ethics Committee stating that these trips -- and the upcoming ones scheduled for December -- violate the Congressional prohibition on traveling with a lobby group. We feel these Potemkin voyages are part of AIPAC's grand plan to control and monopolize Congress, which is not just unethical, but dangerous. Their bias reinforces a disastrous U.S. policy of unconditional support for Israel that obstructs peace and runs counter to our national interests.

At a recent Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, entitled "Promoting Peace? Reexamining US Aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA)," we got a glimpse of what happens when Congress views the Middle East through AIPAC-colored glasses. Here are a few of examples of their tunnel vision:

* Asking the wrong questions: Congress is intent on looking into the $600 million a year U.S. taxpayers give to the Palestinian Authority, especially at a time, as a few members brought up, of economic hardship in the United States. But they would not dare hold a hearing about the more important issue: the $3 billion a year we are giving to the Israeli government -- which is five times what we give the Palestinian Authority. The question they should be asking, but won't, is: How can American taxpayers afford to give "military aid" to the wealthy government of Israel, especially when that government uses our funds to drop white phosphorous on civilians in Gaza, kill international humanitarians on boats trying to break the Gaza siege, bulldoze Palestinian homes and orchards, and imprison peaceful protesters?" CODEPINK was in the hearing with signs saying "No More $$ to Israel," but we were not even allowed to quietly hold them. [more from source]

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Steven G. Erickson's comment to Medea Benjamin's Opednews.com article:

Israel, banksters, and offshore corporations are represented for our tax dollars. Some citizens who contact state officials and their US representatives can end up on an an arrest on sight list.

It is all out war and most Americans don't realize we are under armed occupation. Why should we be a puppet regime for Israel, the corporations, and banksters. Why should Americans allow themselves to be ripped off, made homeless, having their family and community unity under siege? Why should Americans who request representation for their taxation lose their homes, jobs, and be railroaded to prison? How does that help the economy? How does that foster respect for government?

Why are we paying for wars most Americans don't want and can't afford? Why don't we take back our country?

-stevengerickson At yahoo Dot Com


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy 9/11 Anniversary Police State!

Falling Man, 9/11, 2001 AP/Richard Drew

The below was posted in an Opednews.com article, "A Decade After 9/11: We Are What We Loathe," written by Chris Hedges [found here]

Police State wrote themselves blank check on 9/11

What stands out for me ten years later, is the domestic terrorism I was suffering at the hands of the Connecticut State Police. I really felt they would make good on their threat to kick my teeth out and take me for my last ride in a cruiser trunk in handcuffs. I was a landlord who had been tipped off that officers were going to use their informant drug dealers, vandals, and prostitutes to make 3 arrests on my properties I had fixed up from a boarded up condition to take them under the nuisance statute.

I had also been tipped that they were going to use a large breasted blond informant to get me to drive her home after I had drinks at the local bar where I could be beaten up by officers, maybe have drugs planted on me, where I could face 5 to 15 years in prison. My real crime in their eyes was getting in the way of their prostitution, drug running, and property/asset confiscation business. I proposed Civilian Oversight of Police and wrote letters to the editor. I was being tailed 24/7, sometimes by 2 cruisers wherever I went.

There was an alleged retired Mossad Colonel who owned a downtown bar in Stafford Springs, CT, married to a retired FBI agent. State Senator Tony Guglielmo had his picture with CIA drug king pin George H. W. Bush hanging in his insurance company office and hung out with CIA man, now former Congressman Rob Simmons. Tony is aware that I got prison and lost my property for having proposed Civilian Oversight of Police to him and for writing letters to the editor published in local newspapers. Ritt Goldstein proposed Civilian Oversight of Police around the same time period and was terrorized into fleeing the US to seek political asylum in Sweden.

Before 9/11 State Police offered me a choice to be on their organized crime side helping illegally seize legal guns, non-organized crime businesses and property, and to set up citizens for false arrests and imprisonment. I was railroaded to prison after being falsely arrested 10-11-01 for resisting being mugged on my own property. Police told me, "We can now do whatever we want." My daughter hasn't called me "Daddy" or returned my calls since my release from prison. Happy 9/11 Police State!

-stevengerickson AT yahoo.com


Text of letter written by Steven G. Erickson to Barack Obama and to George W. Bush 9/15/2001, with indication Bush read the letter [found here]. Click on those images to make bigger. Tex to letter written to former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland meant to arrive for his first day of federal prison in Pennsylvania [found here]

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The below comment was placed in [this Opednews.com article], "War--The Fiscal Stimulus of Last Resort," by Ellen Brown

Target List for Activists

I was in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulfport area of Mississippi and New Orleans Louisiana [scroll down here for photos]. I went to Bourbon St. one night and drove a bunch of "corporation police officers", private police, maybe Blackwater. Blackwater wasn't on my radar in 2005. I was told by them after heavy drinking that some of them were snipers on rooftops along with various White male state police officers and SWAT snipers to shoot Blacks during the news black out. Half size diesel motor refrigerated cargo ship containers were used to store victims of police shootings hauled out over deep water by double rotor helicopters, dumped at sea. These "police" told me about a better method of getting rid of unwanted citizens is needed using Katrina as a testbed. I was also told there was a detain list of politically active citizens in disaster and Martial Law areas. I was given the impression that those who topped the list could be murdered on sight.

I talked to a man with Canadian Parliament ties back in 2004. He talked about the FBI in Boston doing illegal wiretaps to cover-up organized crime murder-for-hire operations conducted for FBI going back decades, alleged child abduction by State Police for flights out of New Brunswick for White Sexual Slavery, and how his life went down the tubes when he tried to return cassette tapes of illegal FBI wiretaps he dumpster dived for behind a federal building. He broke down the Whitey Bulger Winter Hill Gang FBI Massachusetts State Police organized crime operation. The Canadian even went off the deep end, seemingly, claiming the US Military was using satellite weapons to microwave cows in New Brunswick farm fields. We may have the same type of organized crime operation running the US offshore disguised as mild mannered banks and corporations. God save us all.
I recall Connecticut State Police Sargeant Samuel Izzarelli telling me about how big mouths could get "hot shots" in prison to kill them slowly or give them horrible diseases. Izzarelli later became head of Troop C, Connecticut State Police, Tolland. He took my Connecticut State Police misconduct complaint. While I still owned the properties in Stafford Springs, Connecticut that police had terrorized me out of, Izzarelli told me that I would not have been a target of police had I not been a landlord, as all landlords are slumlords, AND a contractor, as all contractors are drunks. I figured Izzarelli told me that I would get a "hot shot" to get me to freak out when I was railroaded to prison. I figured that Izzarelli knew I was to be arrested and then endure a fixed trial where I'd get prison, beforehand. If you freak out in prison, you can be held indefinitely as a mental patient. More:


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Connecticut State Police Drug Delivery Service and Crime Inc.

Tom Daschle Senate Anthrax Hoax Letter image [found here]

Police use vandals, thieves, rapists, child molesters, prostitutes, and other criminal parasites as confidential state registered police informants. They need not have driver's licenses, insurance, or even registered cars to drive. When the revenue collection tools are no longer needed, they're arrested and thrown into the armed revenue collectors' system. Policing and the court system should not resemble an organized crime organization.

David Hayes sold drugs openly for decades in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. He'd hold up traffic on the main drag, a state highway. He allegedly informed for police and allegedly sold crack cocaine to the then married selectman, initially to ply women for sex and then to smoke himself. That selectman eventually died of brain cancer. Stevie Carver was caught by police vandalizing my property drunk at 18, and on probation, after midnight. Police let him go, as I was the target of their wrath for proposing Civilian Oversight of Police to elected officials. Stevie Carver later used a baseball bat to beat Richie Dessert's head in during a robbery. Dessert was flown to the hospital in a Lifestar helicopter. Hayes and Carver's prison info [click here]. Are leaders of Troop C, Connecticut State Police, 6 figure salary organized crime bosses? [more]

Connecticut State Police brutality and misconduct is becoming known, globally. Maybe the plot to terrorize, silence, or even kill Vermont US Senator Patrick Leahy with Anthrax was hatched out of Connecticut, maybe with the blessing of Wall St. NYC bankers. Many reside in Fairfield County Connecticut. West Hartford resident and UConn student, Storrs, Tomas Foral, then 26 was in possession of military grade Anthrax during the 2001 Anthrax Scare and Hoax. Why would Danaher as US Attorney see that Foral got his record erased and get "no report" special probation? [more] [pictures, text, and more damning evidence]

John A. Danaher III has West Hartford connections. He is a former US Attorney, Connecticut State Police Commissioner, and now is a Connecticut judge. Does Danaher get 3 separate pensions? Is Danaher a "Pension Pig"?

Ritt Goldstein proposed Civilian Oversight of Police around the same time I did in Connecticut. Ritt organized international experts and held a special legislative hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee in Hartford, Connecticut. Ritt fled the US seeking political asylum in Sweden soon after making this [video on liveleak.com] [on youtube.com].

I, Steven G. Erickson, got sentenced to a year in prison by Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan, a judge I had been trying to remove through legislators for years for his bad biased behavior in civil cases. [Chris Kennedy and Steven G. Erickson testimony against Kaplan] Kaplan was okay with a man getting probation for molesting a three year old, along with an armed robber. I get prison after police refused to protect and serve, and when I had to defend myself with pepper spray when I was attacked on my own property, I get prison. Does this sound fishy? Prosecutor Keith Courier told me I would be arrested and go to prison if I evicted prostitute Lana Thompson who told me she was going to give Courier oral sex to pay me back for evicting her. She wore high heels, a short blue, white poka dot dress, with her large breasts prominently displayed. Thompson moved into my 5 Church St. apartment house without my permission and then squatted for free. Should I have had to pay over $2000 a month so prosecutor Keith Courier and Police Officers can receive free oral and other sex?

-stevengerickson At Yahoo Dot Com


Post on Opednews.com asking Leahy if he wants to do something about the court rigging and Keystone Cop behavior allowing 9/11 and its cover-up [found here].

When I contacted Senator Chris Dodd's office in the late 1990's about police seeing to aid criminals and drug dealers, to basically farm off of crime, police began to stalk, harass, threaten and terrorize me. Former Connecticut Represetative Mordasky's aid, Rose Marie, told me that I should sell my properties and leave the State of Connecticut before the State Police retaliated for the letters to the editor printed in local newspapers and for proposing Civilian Oversight of Police. Rose Marie told me that the legislative liaison from the State Police told her that I was going to be absolutely toasted in retaliation. Contacting State Senator John A. Kissel of Enfield immediately got me harassed by State Police Troopers and private investigators. I was being followed around by two troopers in two cars whenever I left my Stafford Springs or Somersville homes. Stafford Springs, Connecticut, State Senator Anthony "Tony" Guglielmo knew about the prostitute's threats on my voicemail, the State Police Stalking of me, and the State Police threats to arrest me and put me in prison if I did not shut my mouth and leave the state. Guglielmo knew my redressing grievances to him as a constituent cost me my home, my business, and my relationship with my daughter. Tony is on the Public Safety and Government Investigations Committee seemingly allowing continued police misconduct and for Connecticut to be a Police State. John A. Kissel seemed to help cover up Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan's judicial misconduct ongoingly.

Are Homeland Security Fusion Centers used to terrorize, stalk and harass, injure, falsely arrest, falsely imprison, and even kill citizens who inform others of public corruption and/or he existence of the abusive Police State?

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The below re-posted from the New York Times electronic edition [here]

Senator, Target of Anthrax Letter, Challenges F.B.I. Finding

Published: September 17, 2008

WASHINGTON — Senator Patrick J. Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a target of the anthrax letters of 2001, said Wednesday that he did not believe the F.B.I.’s contention that an Army scientist conducted the attacks alone.

At a hearing of his committee, Mr. Leahy told the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, that even if the bureau was right about the involvement of the scientist, Bruce E. Ivins, who killed himself in July before ever being charged, he thought there were accomplices.

“If he is the one who sent the letter, I do not believe in any way, shape or manner that he is the only person involved in this attack on Congress and the American people,” said Mr. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont.

“I believe there are others involved, either as accessories before or accessories after the fact,” he added. “I believe there are others who can be charged with murder.”

Mr. Leahy, who has received special briefings on the investigation because one of the anthrax-laced letters was addressed to him, later declined to elaborate. “Sorry,” said an aide, David Carle, “but he said his piece and does not intend to comment further today.”

Mr. Leahy was one of several senators at the hearing who raised questions about the bureau’s case. But Mr. Mueller said he stood by the conclusion that Dr. Ivins, who worked at the Army biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick, Md., was solely responsible for the attacks.

Even after the anthrax case is formally closed, a step that officials say is likely in three to six months, “if we receive additional evidence indicating the participation of any additional person, we certainly would pursue that,” Mr. Mueller said.

On Tuesday, Mr. Mueller said he had asked the National Academy of Sciences to convene an expert panel to review the bureau’s scientific work on the case.

But Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, said Wednesday that he did not think that was adequate. Mr. Grassley said the academy “would only be reviewing the science and not the detective work,” and added, “I believe we need an independent review of both.”

The hearing underscored the challenge the bureau faces in persuading Congress and the public that the case is resolved. In the audience was Steven J. Hatfill, another former Army biodefense scientist, whom the F.B.I. pursued as a suspect for several years before the Justice Department cleared him this summer and paid $4.6 million to settle a lawsuit he had filed against the government.

Dr. Hatfill did not speak. But Senator Grassley asked Mr. Mueller: “Should not the F.B.I. apologize to Dr. Hatfill? Please explain how chasing an innocent man for four years was not a mistake.”

Mr. Mueller replied that investigators had done nothing “inappropriate.” The settlement, he said, was not for scrutinizing Dr. Hatfill but for leaking information about him to the news media. “I abhor those leaks,” he said.

Mr. Leahy pressed Mr. Mueller to say what laboratories in the United States were capable of producing dry powder anthrax like that used in the attacks, specifically asking about the Dugway Proving Ground, an Army center in Utah, and the Battelle Memorial Institute, a government contractor in Ohio, both of which have made such powder in small quantities in the past.

But Mr. Mueller said he could answer the question only in a closed session because the matter involved classified information. The secrecy appeared likely to fuel rumors, circulating on the Internet and denied by the F.B.I., that the attacks had some link to a secret government bioweapons program.

Mr. Mueller, F.B.I. director since just before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was criticized at the hearing by Mr. Leahy and others for what they described as his record of failing to answer in a timely manner the committee’s questions on a broad range of subjects.

But he was praised for what senators characterized as his courage in resisting some Bush administration counterterrorism tactics, including harsh interrogation methods and elements of the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program.

“Against intense and hostile pressure from the highest offices in the land,” said Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, “you stood for the principle that all public offices have public duties and responsibilities.”

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Steven G. Erickson's rant on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and letter texts to Barack Obama and George W. Bush, links here:


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Robert Scheer: Gaping Holes in the 9/11 Narrative

A Dig led by Robert Scheer

Five years out from the attacks, why do we still know so little about what really happened that day?

The below re-posted [from here]

What we still dont know about 9/11 could kill us. By “we I mean the public that has been kept in the dark for five years by a president who may know the truth but has chosen to ignore it. Instead of grappling with the thorny origins of that disaster, George Bush willfully turned the nation’s attention and resources to a totally unrelated and disastrous imperial adventure in Iraq.

Just how unrelated was definitively established last Friday with the belated release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s second report, which concluded that there not only was zero connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda, but that Iraq was the one country in the region where Osama bin Laden could not operate.

The story was much different in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, the two countries that had recognized and otherwise supported the Taliban government that hosted bin Laden during the run-up to 9/11. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, and yet there has been no serious investigation of the extended royal familys role in the recruitment of bin Laden’s soldiers” and the ease with which they secured legal visas to enter the United States.
While funds for Al Qaeda emanated from the Saudi kingdom, the essential logistical support for Al Qaeda came from Pakistan. Now, five years later, bin Laden and the remnants of his organization are assumed by the United States to have found refuge in Pakistans unruly tribal region, where the Pakistan government recently has reduced its forces, conceding that it could not defeat local tribesmen sympathetic to the Taliban.

Nor has there been any credible accounting of the role of Pakistan’s intelligence community, then and now, in support of Islamic terrorists on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghan border. Or in the passage of Pakistans nuclear secrets to what Bush refers to as “rogue nations.”

Recall that the predominant excuse for invading Iraq was the claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and would be willing to pass them on to rogue regimes and terrorists. Not only were such weapons not found, but the evidence from the accounts of former administration insiders and the Senate Intelligence Committee makes clear that the administration was consciously cherry-picking the evidence to shore up its fraudulent case.

There were weapons of mass destruction being shipped to “rogue nations, but they were coming from Pakistan in an extensive program headed by Abdul Qadeer (A.Q.) Khan, the father of the “Islamic bomb.” The Pakistan government has admitted that Khan passed on to North Korea, Libya and Iran technical know-how and vital materials for the creation of nuclear weapons. But Khan was pardoned of any crimes by Pakistan’s dictator general, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Khan is restricted only by a loose form of house arrest and has never been made available to U.S. investigators. Yet the Bush administration dropped the sanctions originally imposed on Pakistan in reprisal for its development of nuclear weapons in return for Pakistans support in the “war on terror.”

As for Afghanistan, the Taliban is on the rise. NATO commanders last week urgently requested more troops, and the country is now torn by the anarchy of a narco-state that is supplying 92% of the world’s heroin market and generating massive profits for gangsters and terrorists alike. The country is now as dangerous for American soldiers as is Iraq.

Despite this sorry record of neglect in Southwest Asia and the creation of a quagmire and recruiting poster for terrorism in Iraq, Bush once again arrogantly asserts that his policies have made us safer, even as he has undermined our domestic freedoms and mocked the U.S. commitment to international law, particularly concerning the treatment of prisoners.

Last week, Bush conceded that there were indeed secret CIA prisons, when finally announcing that the group of “key witnesses” to the 9/11 disaster would be moved to Guantanamo and for once afforded visits from the Red Cross and minimal legal representation. Some of them have been interrogated in secret for up to five years, with the Bush administration left as the sole interpreter of what they revealed.

After five years of official deceit, it is not too difficult to believe that the isolation of those prisoners was done less for reasons of learning the truth about 9/11 and more in an effort to politically manage the narrative released to the public.

There is glaring evidence that the latter was the case. The 9/11 Commission report contains a disclaimer box on page 146, in which it is stated that the report’s account of what happened on 9/11 was in considerable measure based on what those key witnesses allegedly told interrogators, and that the commissioners were not allowed to meet the witnesses or their interrogators.

We submitted questions for use in the interrogations, but had no control over whether, when or how questions of particular interest would be asked. Nor were we allowed to talk to the interrogators so that we could better judge the credibility of the detainees and clarify ambiguities in the reporting.”

In short, the most cited source that we have on what happened on 9/11, the much celebrated 9/11 Commission Report, was stage-managed by the Bush administration, just as it has controlled and distorted so much other information.

In light of that sorry record of the propagandistic exploitation of the 9/11 tragedy for partisan political purpose, is it any wonder that large numbers of Americans have doubts about all of it and that a considerable industry of documentaries and investigative reports has sprung up with alternative theories ranging from the plausible to the absurd?

In the sidebar to the left, we offer some examples of the better of those efforts, not by way of endorsing them but rather because there is so much reason to doubt the “truth” as the Bush administration has packaged it.

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Steven G. Erickson's [beef]

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Text with video:
Documentation – The Wu Wei Cafe
Time Reference: 01:34
Description: Home page of the “Wu Wei Cafe” podcast, which recently featured James Corbett as a guest.
Link To: wuweicafe.blogspot.com

Documentation – Subscribe to The Corbett Report
Time Reference: 03:19
Description: Thank you again to all of those listeners who have signed up to support The Corbett Report with a 100 yen / month recurring payment. This website would not be possible without your support.
Link To: The Corbett Report

Documentation – NPR hit piece on 9/11 Truth
Time Reference: 06:44
Description: NPR asks the age-old favourite question of the debunkers: “Why do conspiracy theorists believe what they believe?”
Link To: 911blogger.com

Documentation – TorontoHearings.org
Time Reference: 11:17
Description: Web site of the International Hearings on the Events of September 11th, taking place from September 8th-11th, 2011 at Ryerson University.
Link To: torontohearings.org

Documentation – Global Research 9/11 Conference
Time Reference: 26:04
Description: Cynthia McKinney, Wayne Madsen, Michel Chossudovsky and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya team up to deliver a hard-hitting look at the ways that September 11th has shaped our world at Cinema du Parc in Montreal on September 8, 2011.
Link To: globalresearch.ca

Documentation – TNS Radio
Time Reference: 40:13
Description: An alternative online radio network broadcasting Brian Smyth and other independent media hosts.
Link To: TNS Radio