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The roots of ‘jihadism’

Posted in islam, united states by Blimp deflator on September 4, 2013

As I said in my previous post, I have been looking at a few of the analyses of current events that I have been receiving from the Stratfor think tank. Another statement that I took issue with was:

“…as long as the ideology of jihadism survives, its adherents will pose a threat…”

to which I replied:

As long as the US continues its push for global domination, in part by attacking, invading, occupying and brutalizing Muslim countries, there will be “jihadism”. It’s your baby, just as Hezbollah is Israel’s baby. Where was Hezbollah before Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982? Where was “jihadism” before the US started its cynical, self-serving meddling in the Middle East?

Furthermore, your claim that al-Qaeda was responsible for 9/11 is absurd. The planning of 9/11 began in the 1960s in the philosophy classes of Leo Strauss at the University of Chicago, and was developed by people with dual Israeli/American citizenship in what became known as the neoconservative movement. As former Italian President Francesco Cossiga said in 2007, all intelligence agencies know that 9/11 was run by the Mossad. The planes flying into buildings, the cries of “al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda”, were just a spectacular diversion for the masses. What we have here is an example, par excellence, of Joseph Goebbels’ Big Lie — the lie that is so huge, so stupendous that everyone believes it.

And why would members of a Zionist/neocon cabal kill thousands of their fellow citizens in an act of the most egregious evil? Well, you have to go back to the Nazi philosophies of Leo Strauss and Carl Schmitt for the answer to that one.

Boston bombings editorial deserves award for ignorance

Posted in new zealand, united states by Blimp deflator on April 30, 2013

Standard editorial
My reply to the paper, published on May 1, 2013, was as follows:

It wasn’t a case of George W Bush responding inappropriately to 9/11 by invading Afghanistan and Iraq (editorial, April 26). It was a case of 9/11 enabling GWB to implement a programme of aggression that was already in place. Indeed, 9/11 was eagerly anticipated by the neocons, who stated in Project for the New American Century that their hopes would be difficult to realise “absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor”.

According to General Wesley Clark, former commander of Nato forces in Europe, the plan was to “take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran”. Give or take one or two countries, and one or two changes in their order, that programme is still in place.

It’s too early to speculate about the aim of those behind the Boston bombings. Suffice it to say that there is no shortage of anomalies in the official narrative. Some of these become apparent in a frame-by-frame scrutiny of a film of events at one of the crime scenes, which initially shows no blood — despite what purports to be a severe injury.

Another interesting feature of the Boston bombings is that, as in the case of 9/11 in New York and 7/7 in London, a terror drill “coincidentally” scheduled for the same place at the same time, and “coincidentally” constructing the same scenario, somehow managed to go live. (Letter ends here.)

Note the confidence with which Acting Editor Rob Mitchell says the “masterminds [of 9/11] lived beyond America’s borders”. He evidently hasn’t read what Nicholas Rockefeller said to Aaron Russo in 2000 — 11 months before 9/11:

There’s gonna be an event, and out of that event we’re gonna invade Afghanistan to run pipelines from the Caspian Sea. We’re going to invade Iraq to take the oilfields and establish a base in the Middle East, and to make it all part of the New World Order…”

After quoting Rockefeller, Russo says: “In my relationships with some of these people, I can tell you, that’s as evil as it really gets.” So, Mr Mitchell, who are the real “bad guys”?

Sources: At the time of writing, Russo can be heard speaking (to Alex Jones) here. See also Prison Planet.

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9/11 witnesses ‘very, very hard’ to find

Posted in united states by Blimp deflator on December 6, 2012

Transcript (made by me) of video testimony of Peggy Carter, of New York City 9/11 Truth*:

“I do a lot of questioning of people who supposedly saw the ‘plane’.” (Yes, she manually indicates that this word should be placed inside quotation marks.) “And everyone knows maybe 100 or 1000 people who saw it. Everyone knows someone who saw it; but if you try to find someone who actually saw it, that’s not easy. In fact, it’s . . . You can’t do it. It’s very, very hard.”

I was under the impression a few people did see something, but weren’t sure what they had seen. I would therefore propose the following:

Witness (on the street): What on earth was that?

Authority figure (later): That was an airliner, which had been hijacked by Muslim terrorists armed with box cutters, crashing into the World Trade Center.

So the witness thinks he must have seen an airliner. And after watching repeated screenings of an “airliner” flying into one of the towers, he is convinced he did.

But even if “Muslim terrorists” did hijack some planes, and unaccountably were not intercepted by NORAD, how likely is it that they would have been able to crash them into the Twin Towers? The following is from the website Pilots and Aviation Professionals Question the 9/11 Commission Report:

John Lear (retired commercial airline pilot): Well, you know, five minutes after it happened, I knew that it was a scam… No Boeing 757 ever crashed into the Pentagon. No Boeing 757 ever crashed at Shanksville… And no Arab hijacker, ever in a million years, ever flew into the World Trade Center. And if you got 30 minutes I’ll tell you exactly why he couldn’t do it the first time. Now, I’d have trouble doing it the first time.

Rob Balsamo (commercial airline pilot): Yeah, same here.

John Lear: Maybe if I had a couple tries to line up a few building[s], I could have done it. But certainly not the first time and certainly not at 500 or 600 miles an hour.

Rob Balsamo: Yeah, as a matter of fact, one of our members, he was a 737 Check Airman. He was in the sim at the time on September 11 and right after it happened they tried to duplicate it in the simulator and they said they couldn’t do it. They were trying to hit the Towers and they couldn’t do it…

John Lear: Yeah, it would be an amazing feat of airmanship…

But no problem for Muslim terrorists who had flown only Cessnas!

* Taken from the documentary What Planes?, by Dr Morgan Reynolds.

Where Did the Towers Go? by Judy Wood

Posted in books, united states by Blimp deflator on December 2, 2012

Where Did the Towers Go?

From the blurb at

“Many people have speculated as to who committed the crimes of 9/11 and/or how they did so. But without addressing what happened, speculation of this kind is nothing more than conspiracy theory, a phrase that also describes the 19 bad guys with box cutters story we were given before noon on 9/11/01.

“My own research is not speculation. It is a forensics investigation of what happened to the WTC complex on 9/11/01. I don’t address who did it, nor am I concerned with that question right now. Before issues of that kind can be addressed, we must first determine what happened.”

Dr Judy Wood has persuaded me to abandon the “controlled demolitions” hypothesis.

Britain today: ‘We don’t wanna know the truth’

Posted in britain by Blimp deflator on November 18, 2012

The following comment, by “xmasdale”, is from the forum Fate of Miriam Hyman (a victim of the 7/7 London bombings), and is dated November 27, 2007. I think it says a lot about the collective mentality in Britain today. It’s not merely that people don’t know what is going on, but that they don’t want to know. Perhaps, in the recesses of their minds, they realize that knowing too much can be hazardous to one’s health in the surveillance state.

I am reminded of the reaction of certain grieving relatives to a demonstration in front of the US Embassy [in London] by people from the 9/11 Truth Campaign on 11th Sept 2006. The relatives expressed hostile emotions to the demonstrators. One demonstrator responded:

“All we want is to know the truth.”

A grieving relative angrily replied:

“We don’t wanna know the truth.”

See The Fate of Miriam Hyman at

Islam and the West: Column from Challenge Weekly

Posted in islam, israel, new zealand, religion, turkey by Blimp deflator on September 28, 2010

Going deeper: Islam and the West
The above article appeared in the September 27, 2010, issue of Challenge Weekly, New Zealand’s Christian newspaper.

Contrary to Mark Keown’s assertion, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are primarily a result of the United States desire to achieve “full-spectrum” dominance. Plans for the invasion and occupation of these strategic areas were laid in the 1990s — long before 9/11 provided a convenient casus belli. (See Section V of Rebuilding America’s Defenses, a publication of the Project for the New American Century. This section is entitled Creating Tomorrow’s Dominant Force, and includes the sentence: “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor”.) The destruction and dismemberment of Iraq (and soon of Iran?) also served the important purpose of removing yet another obstacle to Israel’s total dominance of the Middle East.

Later in the article, the reader’s interest is further piqued by the sentence: “One senses that the the future of the world is increased instability and perhaps in Europe, suppression of Islam, ethnic cleansing and dare I say it, ultimately even war.” Needless to say, there is no way in which Islam can be “suppressed”. (See the Telegraph article of March 25, 2008, which says: “The projections show that, if the Churches do not reverse their historical decline, there will be more active Muslims than Christians in Sunday services across Britain before the middle of the century.”) It’s already far too late for any program of “suppression” to be successful. And any attempt to remove the population of 2.4 million Muslims in Britain (which has grown by 500,000 in just the past four years) would result, quite simply, in the destruction of British society. Ditto the societies of France, Germany and other European countries with rapidly expanding Muslim minorities.

Keown is right when he says “we [should not] condemn all Muslims on the basis of the lunacy of a few”. But if he is seriously concerned about “lunacy”, he should examine United States foreign policy. He could begin by reading Robert Dreyfuss’ Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam (Metropolitan Books, 2005). He will then realize that these people he describes as lunatics are, to a large extent, the creation of policies pursued by the US at the height of the Cold War, when it sought (a) to contain Arab nationalism and Russian communism , and (b) to nurture a Sunni radicalism that could be used as a “weapon” against its enemies — in much the same way as it used Saddam as a “weapon” against Iran during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s.

Actually, the list of US/Israeli lunacies is far too long to be reproduced here. This incredibly destructive alliance has killed millions of people throughout the world during the past 50 years or so, and has also succeeded in poisoning large areas of the planet — with dioxins in the case of Vietnam, and with depleted uranium in the case of Iraq and other countries where DU munitions have been used. These toxins will remain teratogenic (i.e. a cause of hideous birth deformities) for hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of years. bannerClick on the banner to go to my secondhand bookshop at

Intolerance at Ground Zero

Posted in islam by Blimp deflator on September 17, 2010

Intolerance at Ground Zero
What’s wrong with this cartoon? Well, it implies there is a symmetry of invective: that every curse from the “Christian” side is reciprocated by a curse from the “Muslim” side. And I don’t think that is true in the case of the “confrontation” at Ground Zero. Although there have been some intemperate comments from Christians opposed to the building of an Islamic cultural center near the site of the Twin Towers, all the comments that I have heard from the other side have been eminently reasonable.

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