Comment by RALPH OMHOLT 6 minutes ago
Delete Comment Funny, I always thought the "Cosmic Penguine" was Mark Bilk.
I've spoken to both of them - and I could have sworn there were two different voices
and two different sets of expertise.
Did I get that wrong? Is there some perceptive dissonance going on? If so, whose?
Say it ain't so, Jim!
Comment by James H. Fetzer 4 minutes ago
Oh, I think you are right. I blundered on that one. Thanks for the correction, Ralph.
Sorry about that. Jim
Cosmic Penguin is Russell Pickering, a very clever op, in
my opinion. As I was completing "Thinking about", for
example, I encountered some of his work, which I cited in
an endnote as weakening my conviction that an A-3 had in
fact hit the Pentagon instead of a 757. But if I were
wrong, why should he have bothered to dissuade me about
it? Now, I believe, he has revealed his true colors.
----- Forwarded message from firstname.lastname@example.org -----
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:26:57 -0500
Subject: Re: Saboteurs Attacking The 9/11 Truth Movement
To: "SHURE Dj" , email@example.com
He's an op, in my opinion. Anyone who wants to know
more about the recreation of the Zapruder film should
visit my public issues web site assassinationscience.com
and take a look around, including "The Latest on JFK".
Or do a google on "New Proof of JFK Film Fakery" or
"Zapruder JFK Film impeached by Moorman JFK Polaroid".
Or check out "New Proof of Video Fakery on 9/11". Ops
can only make their case by distorting their targets.
>Saboteurs Attacking The 9/11 Truth Movement:
Saboteurs Attacking The 9/11 Truth Movement:
The No-WTC-Planes/Video-Fakery/Energy-Beams Disinformation Gang
A gang of disinformation agents is posing as 9/11 researchers and attempting to sabotage the 9/11 truth effort by:
Claiming that they themselves are 9/11 researchers (which they are not, because they don't use scientific methods)
Broadcasting lying smear attacks against the actual 9/11 researchers, in order to discredit the actual research results.
Making absurd claims: that no planes hit the World Trade Center, that the dozens of videos showing the planes were all faked, that the WTC was destroyed by energy beams or H-bombs, etc.
Their purpose in making the obviously absurd claims is to confuse the public into thinking that 9/11 researchers are crackpots, and therefore their information should be ignored.
The American/Israeli/British fascist governments have used their Big Lie -- that the 9/11 attacks were done by "Islamic Terrorists" -- as their pretext for murdering millions of people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Palestine, practicing the most horrible tortures upon innocent people, instituting surveillance, invasion of privacy, and the threat of kidnapping, torture, and murder against their own citizens, and threatening to censor or shut down the Internet. In other words, for creating the "New World Order" -- a global fascist slave state.
The 9/11 truth effort is having ever increasing success in reaching the public with the results of the scientific analysis showing that the World Trade Center was destroyed by explosives and incendiaries that "Islamic Terrorists" could not possibly have placed in the buildings. This worries the criminal elements of the U.S. government greatly, and both Bush and Obama have ordered that their story about 9/11 must never be questioned, and that those who do question it are terrorists in league with "Al-Qaeda" (which actually does not exist as an organized international force).
The government has created websites, magazine articles, and books claiming to refute the 9/11 physical research, but these government productions have been shown to be full of lies. So, in order to disrupt the effectiveness of the 9/11 truth movement directly, a COINTELPRO type operation was apparently initiated, as it has been against virtually all organizations and movements opposing U.S. government fascist wars and oppression. The operations of the Disinformation Gang fit the usual COINTELPRO pattern.
Disinformation Gang Members
Major participants in the Disinformation Gang (as I call them) are James Fetzer, Morgan Reynolds (former chief economist of G W Bush's Department of Labor), Judy Wood, Ace Baker, Kevin Barrett, Rosalee "Webfairy" Grable, Nico Haupt, Gerard Holmgren, Rick Siegel, Jeff Hill, and a number of others who hide their identity under pseudonyms like "Coffinman".
James Fetzer is a former JFK assassination "researcher" who claimed that the Zapruder film -- which is the most important piece of evidence in the case and proves that Lee Harvey Oswald could not have been the killer -- was faked by the government, and therefore was not valid as evidence.
Fetzer was a co-founder with physicist Steven Jones of the Scholars for 9-11 Truth, which initially was the most credible and effective 9/11 research organization, listing as members hundreds of professional experts in various fields. But once the Scholars achieved wide recognition, Fetzer began publishing on the organization's website the obviously absurd claims of the Disinformation Gang -- that no planes hit the WTC, that the videos showing the planes had all been faked, etc. Many of the members raised strong objections to his actions, but Fetzer continued pushing the lies (and he still does currently, as of June 2009).
In December 2006 a vote was taken on this issue among the members (over Fetzer's angry objections) and his policy of pushing lying disinformation was rejected by 153 to 9. In spite of this, he refused to stop, and so Steven Jones and most of the members left and formed the Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice.
General Methods Used
The most successful factor in exposing the government lies about 9/11 has been scientific investigation of the physical evidence. This evidence and its analysis are objective, and can't be countered by excuses like, "General Myers didn't send up interceptor jets because he was in a meeting when the airliners were hijacked." Physicist Steven Jones, author David Ray Griffin, architect Richard Gage, and political activist Alex Jones have been among the most effective in bringing this information to the public.
Just as the 9/11 truth movement was having substantial success in getting the word out, a small gang of people, many hiding their identity, sprang up and began spewing out huge amounts of disinformation masquerading as scientific research, but contradicting the real research. These people support one another, and say that they are the only real 9/11 researchers.
The gang's disinformation includes claims that no planes hit the World Trade Center, that all the videos showing the planes hitting were faked by the government, and that the WTC was destroyed by energy beam weapons or H-bombs (not by explosives and thermate).
Upon close examination, the gang's claims all turn out to be lies, but people who don't have a scientific background are sometimes taken in by them. The gang has published many hundreds of videos, blog entries, forum posts, and web pages. They appear to be well financed. Their enormous campaign also includes direct lying smear attacks against the most effective real 9/11 investigators and activists -- Steven Jones, David Ray Griffin, and Alex Jones.
The goal of this gang is to confuse naive members of the public into thinking that real 9/11 researchers are spouting absurd garbage like "No planes hit the World Trade Center" and "All the WTC plane crash videos were faked". Even people without a scientific education, just using common sense, know that these claims are ridiculous. And that is the goal of the Disinformation Gang! They want people to think that the 9/11 truth movement is full of idiots and crackpots, so people willl go back to believing the government's lies, and welcoming a police state for protection against nonexistent "terrorists".
Details of the Gang's Absurd Claims
In addition to making savage, lying personal attacks against the people most successful in spreading the truth of 9-11 to the population -- Steven Jones, David Ray Griffin, Richard Gage, and Alex Jones -- various gang members claim that the following techniques were used in the destruction of the World Trade Center. The fact that many of these violate well-known laws of physics, contradict the evidence, and some are also mutually exclusive doesn't inhibit the gang. Refutations are given in parentheses.
Keep in mind that these claims are designed to be seen as absurd in order to make people think that 9/11 researchers are nutballs.
no planes hit the WTC (a few people saw the first plane hit, and many saw the second, which was also captured on dozens of videos and still photos)
all the videos and photos, even those made by private people, were faked by the government (all of the analysis presented by the gang to prove this turns out to be lies, in some cases using tampered versions of the actual videos)
an error in "video fakery" showed the plane's nose emerging from the opposite side of WTC2 (refuted in detail here)
all the witnesses who saw the planes hit were lying or brainwashed by watching TV (firemen, police, thousands of citizens saw the second
missiles disguised as planes by means of holograms (impossible, because, since light travels in straight lines, the hologram generator would have to be as large as a 767)
"UFO orbs" (actually the lights of helicopters in the distance)
"scalar waves" (which don't exist and are a fraud by Tom Bearden)
"Hutchison effect" (which also doesn't exist and is a fraud by John Hutchison)
micro-hydrogen bombs not using fission triggers (which don't exist, would have made an enormous flash and bang, and would have made radioactive elements which were not found)
missiles hidden by "cloaking devices" (which don't exist)
flocks of UAVs -- unmanned aerial vehicles -- to account for individual puffs of dust and smoke during the crashes (these were caused simply by turbulent air flow)
energy beams from space satellites (which would have required the combined power of hundreds of nuclear power plants, would have made the concrete dust burning hot, would have burned people on the ground, would have made enormous lightning bolts in the air, and could not have penetrated even one of the hundred steel floor pans)
This gang has created dozens of websites, blogs, forums, mailing lists, Net radio programs, and various other outlets for their lies. Their intention is to associate these nonsensical claims with the actual 9-11 research movement, in order to discredit it. They have already begun to succeed: articles have been published in mainstream media saying that 9-11 researchers are nutty conspiracy theorists who say that no planes hit the World Trade Center.
Cars Were Not Burned By Energy Beams
Here is a refutation of one of their claims -- that cars near the WTC were burned in peculiar ways that proves they were hit by energy beams from space:
Ordinary burned cars with the same damage as WTC cars
The "Spire" Did Not Turn To Dust
The disinfo gang claims that the WTC steel "spire" -- some girders that remained standing briefly after one of the towers fell -- was "dustified" by directed energy beams, this based on low-resolution video from which it's impossible to tell what happened. In fact, any type of energy that can reduce solid steel to dust would have to vaporize it first, which would require heating it to beyond white-hot in order to overcome the very strong interatomic bonds that make steel such a strong construction material. Such heating would cause the steel to emit a blindingly bright blue-white light. Of course this didn't happen.
What did happen is shown in the two closeup higher resolution videos below: the spire simply fell, mostly dropping vertically downward. At the end the tallest part also begins a rotation to the left, which can be seen in the second video. The sideways motion causes some blurring due to the video compression process. A lesser degree of blurring is seen in the first video as the spire falls, but it's clear that the various parts of the structure remain intact, because they keep their geometric relationship with one another; dust clouds could not do that.
If your video player won't display these, download and install mplayer. It runs on Linux, Mac OSX, and Microsoft Windows, and can expand videos to full-screen, and also run them in slow-motion or frame by frame, so you have time to perceive and understand what's happening.
Is the No-WTC-Planes/Video-Fakery/Energy-Beams Disinformation Gang COINTELPRO?
People in various 9-11 truth groups are now starting to connect the following facts:
The U.S. government has carried out COINTELPRO operations -- infiltration, disinformation, and disruption -- against all major anti-war, anti-racist, and pro-environmental organizations in the past.
The 9-11 truth movement is exposing as a huge and murderous fraud the 9-11 pretext for the entire "eternal war against terrorism" -- which is actually for war profiteering, seizure of oil resources, extension of geopolitical/military power, and obedience to the demands of the state of Israel.
It is therefore very likely that a COINTELPRO operation is being undertaken against the 9-11 truth movement.
No-WTC-Planes/Video-Fakery/Energy-Beams Disinformation Gang has all the characteristics of a COINTELPRO operation against the 9-11 truth movement, and it is the only group that does.