Who’s Crazy, the Truth-Seeking Journalist or the Shrinks Who Locked Her Up?

My Sat. 8/29 radio show: Psychology professor meets journalist committed to mental hospital for 9/11 truth-seeking

More news…

NYCcan.org is in court fighting to validate signatures and force a real 9/11 investigation: Silencing of NYC Voters Will Not Go Unchallenged

New Craig Ranke article: INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO PENTAGON ATTACK YIELDS ALARMING INFORMATION, GARNERS WIDE-RANGING ENDORSEMENTS

Interview with Emmy Award Winning and Social Activist Actor Ed Asner… supporter of 911 Truth. Click here to listen.

Also, Ed Asner did read the hard-hitting 9/11 truth PSA (public service announcement) I wrote for him, as well as several others. Contact your local Pacifica stations and tell them to run these! Listen here.

Sheehan Announces First Draft of International People’s Declaration of Peace

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
MARTHA’S VINEYARD—Cindy Sheehan spoke before the White House press, international and main stream media, and addressed an assemblage of peace movement leaders on Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday, August 27.

Sheehan called for an amplified re-invigoration of the peace movement to join her unequivocal war opposition. She is initiating a first draft of her proposed ‘International People’s Declaration of Peace’, subnamed ‘IP-DOP’, to be read at her speaking event on the Vineyard on Saturday, August 29 at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Tisbury.

Immediately following the press conference, supporters erected the Camp Casey tent compound in a West Tisbury field across the stream from Obama’s Chilmark summer residence. Honks from pro-peace well wishers were followed by a swift succession of vehicles which contained the President and his entourage, which passed alongside the Peace Rally at the Camp Casey site.

Later Thursday, Sheehan is expected to join peace leaders for a sea excursion on the racing sloop nicknamed the ‘SS Camp Casey’ for the first meeting of IPDOP organizers.
For information on Sheehan’s schedule, please contact: Laurie Dobson at 207-604-8988 or email: lauriegdobson(at)gmail.com. (Please note: this is a new email address.) or Bruce Marshall at brmas(at)yahoo.com

Sat. 8/29: Psychology professor meets journalist committed to mental hospital for 9/11 truth-seeking



This Saturday August 29th on Truth Jihad Radio, 5-7 pm Central, on American Freedom Radio… Dr. William Woodward, professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire, will join me during the first hour to deliver his professional opinion concerning the respective sanity of Clare Swinney and the psychiatrists who institutionalized her for believing that 9/11 was an inside job. Then in the second hour, Clare Swinney herself will join us to tell her amazing, outrageous story.

Clare is a journalist from New Zealand who began reporting on the holes in the official story of 9/11 and was subsequently threatened and finally incarcerated in the summer of 2006. During that same summer, Sean Hannity was calling me “a nut” and Bill O’Reilly was suggesting I should be killed in a mafia hit because I thought 9/11 was an inside job…while William Woodward, another 9/11-truth-seeking college teacher, was also being targeted by the forces of treason.

Psychology professor William Woodward tells me he will be consulting with a clinical psychologist in studying the horrendous ordeal of Clare Swinney and delivering his professional opinion. We will also be discussing the larger subject of psychiatric abuse (see article below).

Somebody’s crazy here…but who? Find out this Saturday, August 27th, on Truth Jihad Radio, 5-7 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (to be archived at http://www.americanfreedomradio.com/Barrett_09.html).

Kevin Barrett
TruthJihad.com
Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters

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Open Letter to Congressmen Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, and to Sen. Jim Webb

On Inhuman CIA Torture/Interrogation

The Honorable Ron Paul,

Congressman Paul, we are writing you concerning the investigation into the abusive inhuman torture tactics used for interrogation by the US Army, under the direction of the CIA. Widespread public outrage over the official “unofficial” hypocrisy of fighting a “war on terror,” driven on torture-based intelligence, demands that these investigations are both legitimate and transparent, and not just another cover-up or whitewash, like the 911 “investigation.”

The ensuing investigations of the agency’s tactics, which are derived from the “learned helplessness” theories of Prof. Martin Seligman, must explore his theories, which served as the central core of the entire counter-insurgency strategy being followed by US and NATO forces in Asia, as well as torture guidelines. (“Weaponizing Psychology”).

This “helplessness” strategy is terror-based psychological warfare focused on the entire population of both Afghanistan and Iraq (this includes Pakistan), as well. The intent of this psywar is to shock, bomb and deprive these people of their basic humanity, until they respond like Pavlov’s dogs and just lay-down (as if to die) on command. (Seligman’s Puppies). To wage war upon an entire population, not just the “enemy combatants,” even if it’s just “limited warfare,” is a war crime. (The ten points of the Nuremberg Code)

The Army is using its own Gerry-rigged adaptations of Seligman’s theories for “resilience” training to treat ptsd in returning troops and those who cannot stand battlefield stress. The program is advertised as a means to remove the stigma within the military of seeking psychological counseling for stress-related problems, but it is no more than a cosmetic approach to a very serious problem of GI suicides and crime, intended only to improve the military’s image.

In actuality, the Army’s reverse Seligman program is but their latest attempt to “butch-up” troops who don’t measure up to their macho standards, or otherwise don’t have the ability on their own to just “suck it up,” when they really want to lie down and die. This is just another attempt to indoctrinate soldiers into allowing the military to replace their own thoughts with new ones that the Army implants within them.

In the past the military has used all known brainwashing techniques (including electroshock therapy) to recondition the minds of stressed-out and“inadequate soldiers,” especially since World War II. The fact that now electroshock is mostly only used for actual torture and not for therapy is a small improvement.

Please do your utmost from your good office to investigate and correct the conditions and policies which have stained the image of the United States in such a despicable manner throughout the world.

Most Respectfully,

Peter Chamberlin, Internet Writer/Researcher

Dr. Dan E. Dunlap, Clinical Psychologist, retired

Interfaith Dialogue Requires a Level Playing Field


The 9/11 truth interfaith dialogue book I edited, 9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out, just came out in Arabic. I would love to visit the Arab world and promote it. The last time I lectured on 9/11 in an Arab country (Morocco, 2007) I found the audience extremely receptive…though the reaction I got, over and over, was “We already know 9/11 was an inside job, so please go back and inform your fellow Americans of this simple and obvious fact.”

Every single person I talked to about the subject in Morocco believed or suspected that 9/11 was primarily perpetrated by the Israeli Mossad and its American Zionist helpers, perhaps in conjunction with corrupt and/or treasonous forces in the US military-industrial-intelligence complex. This is, in fact, pretty much what the majority of the world’s Muslims, from expert Ph.D.s who have researched the subject in detail, to excitable cab drivers, seems to think.

Do I think that? Well, I do think the evidence for an Israeli-Zionist connection to 9/11 is overwhelming, and I also agree with Netanyahu that Israel was the biggest beneficiary of 9/11. While I strongly suspect that James Petras is right about the Zionist Power Configuration being the main force behind the 9/11 wars (and, I would add, the false-flag attack designed to launch them), there is so much evidence implicating Cheney, Rumsfeld, Meyers, and others in the US National Security complex itself that to view 9/11 exclusively as a Mossad/Zionist “outside job” seems…well, a little premature. It may have been more like the Liberty incident, where the treasonous LBJ and his enablers in the secret covert-ops executive committee of the National Security Council colluded with hardline forces in Israel to launch the 1967 war, then attempt to bring the U.S. into the war by attacking the U.S.S. Liberty and blaming it on Egypt (see Peter Hounem’s Operation Cyanide for details). That’s why when Admiral Mullen warned Israel against trying any future Liberty incidents to get the US into war with Iran, he may have been actually delivering a coded warning against another 9/11 style Zionist attack on the US homeland.

On the subject of interfaith dialogue…Brian Good, the 9/11 truth sex stalker, and his disinfo allies at truthassholes.org have accused me of “Jew-baiting” for pointing out that Bin Laden, an innocent and by all accounts a pious, truthful, deeply decent man falsely accused of a heinous crime, suggested that American Jews were responsible for 9/11. My point, of course, was that if one is allowed to say that Saudi Muslims were responsible for 9/11, why should it be taboo for anyone–least of all an innocent Muslim falsely accused of the crime–to say that American Jews were responsible? In both cases, one is blaming people of a certain nationality, religion, and ethnicity. Is it okay to blame people from certain nationalities, religions and ethnicities, but not others, regardless of the facts? If so, why is that?

We all know that when someone says “American Jews did 9/11” an emotional button is pushed, flooding us with feelings of shame and anxiety; whereas when someone says “Saudi Muslims did 9/11” we experience no such surge of negative emotions. Why is that, I wonder? (And if you experienced negative emotions upon reading my statement that Bin Laden was an innocent, pious, truthful, deeply decent man, even though you see through the big lie of 9/11, why was that?)

I think it has to do with “framing” — the way our experiences are unconsciously contextualized at an emotional, not factual, level. For example, defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT) of 9/11 parrot George W. Bush’s assertion that any other interpretation of 9/11 is an “outrageous conspiracy theory.” Why? Because the word outrageous is an emotional word, conjuring up feelings of outrage: extreme anger at someone’s going beyond the bounds of what is approved by social consensus. The OCT defender’s thought process goes something like this: “Because we are told by our leaders that 19 Muslims did 9/11, all of the anger and horror we experience that day must be directed against anyone who disagrees.”

In reality, of course, the idea that after decades without any successful hijackings of U.S. aircraft, nineteen sex-and-drug-crazed pseudo-Muslims with box cutters would take down three skyscrapers with two planes, and hit the Pentagon almost ninety minutes after the hijackings began with no response whatsoever from U.S. air defenses, is “outrageous” in the sense of being so wildly improbable that we may safely consider it impossible even prior to investigation. Indeed, the idea that anti-Zionist anti-imperialist Muslims would even want to conduct a spectacular attack in the U.S., when such an attack would so obviously serve the interests of Zionism and imperialism, is ridiculous. Whereas the idea that Zionist-imperialist covert operators would have the means, motive and opportunity to launch a spectacular false-flag attack on the U.S., and thus should be considered the probable authors of any such attack even prior to investigation, is simple common sense.

When we hear the ridiculous assertions blaming Saudi Muslims for 9/11, we should experience feelings of outrage — because these assertions are so clearly false and malicious, and because they have triggered the murder of more than one million Muslims because they are Muslims worldwide. When we hear far less improbable assertions like Bin Laden’s blaming American Jews, we have no actual reason to feel outraged, given the evidence, both hard and circumstantial, against such names as Silverstein, Zakheim, Perle, Wolfowitz, Netanyahu, and given the fact that Israel (so beloved of 80-90% of American Jews) was by far the biggest beneficiary of 9/11. Yet because the world we inhabit is not reality, but a matrix of emotionally-programmed frames, we are apt to react in the opposite way.

I am a strong advocate of interfaith dialogue, but only if there is a level playing field. The common (in the US) taboo against blaming Jews for anything, alongside the mandatory blaming of Muslims for everything, must be eliminated before any real dialogue can begin.

To get a genuinely level playing field, we need to change the frames that govern our emotional reactions to interfaith issues. Since those frames are largely created by the media, we need to ensure that (anti-Zionist) Muslims are represented in media decision-making positions, in proportion to their presence in the population, in equal proportion to (pro-Zionist) Jews in relation to their presence in the population. Currently, it appears that pro-Zionist Jews are wildly over-represented in media decision-making positions in the US. I think it is time for Muslims and other patriotic, justice-seeking Americans to demand that Muslims be brought into U.S. media decision-making positions, and Jews moved out, until the proportions of both are roughly equal, as their roughly equal presence in the U.S. population mandates. While it is unlikely that this demand will be met any time soon, simply putting it forward in a highly visible way would shine a light on the deep, structural reason that US Americans inhabit a matrix-world of Zionist-instigated Islamophobia.

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EXTRA! EXTRA! 9/11 SEX STALKER ALERT!

The comment on this post by “Snug Bug” is the work of Brian Good, the 9/11 truth sex stalker, who stalks and sexually harasses prominent female activists, and cyber-stalks ME (yuck), tirelessly trolling the internet in search of anything I might post, and subjecting it to his tiresome, incoherent ad-hominem attacks. He also stalks William Rodriguez, Craig Ranke, and others. Brian, get a life! Go away before I call the cyber-police. And take off that ridiculous raincoat. Uh, on second thought, better put it back on.

David Ray Griffin: My new book can help end Afghan war

Note: We will be rebroadcasting my interview with David Ray Griffin, “the Dean of 9/11 Studies,” tomorrow, Tuesday, August 25th, 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) on NoLiesRadio.

The ninth anniversary 9/11 is fast approaching, and the media will once again be revisiting the unsolved crime of the century. It’s the perfect time to approach friends, family, media, and people in your community with a 9/11 truth message.

The problem is, you can’t argue people into accepting the truth. It is both more pleasant and more effective to raise a few key questions, like “does this endless ‘war on terror’ really make any sense” or “did Bush’s so-called ‘war on terror’ destroy our economy,” or “what happened to Building 7,” and then give the person a book or DVD.

My new book Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters is the first 9/11 truth book carefully designed to be given away to a target audience: namely, people who voted for Obama, who are capable of reading a book, and who aren’t yet on board with the 9/11 truth movement. If you know any such people — and there are tens of millions of them out there — you really ought to consider giving them this book. The nonprofit publisher is offering a special “giveaway price” to activists: ten books for fifty bucks! And that includes postage!

Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters is a lively, entertaining, concise, ultra-readable demolition of the War on Terror. Pass it to your favorite Obama voter, and see if it doesn’t get results! I’ve already pre-tested it on various guinea pigs, including family members who had been resistant to 9/11 truth, and after a couple of re-writings, it’s now an extremely effective tool for bringing Obama supporters into synch with the 9/11 truth movement’s goals. (It’s also getting me mainstream media attention–for example, check out my KOA interview here).

Why is this important? Obama may have junked the phrase “War on Terror” but he’s still pursuing Bush’s policies of war, bloated military budgets, and Constitution-shredding. In fact, he’s actually escalating the war in Afghanistan! David Ray Griffin recently suggested that my book can contribute to ending that war, and, by extension, the whole War on Terror:

“Americans have now joined the rest of the world in regarding the war in Iraq as illegitimate because based on lies. Kevin Barrett’s book shows that the same is true of the war in Afghanistan. President Obama’s promise to base his administration’s policies on good intelligence should, therefore, lead him to bring this war to a quick end.”–David Ray Griffin, author of The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report about 9/11 Is Unscientific and False

To order Questioning the War on Terror, send $15 (includes postage) per book, or $50 (includes postage) for ten books to be given away for non-profit purposes to: Khadir Press, PO Box 221, Lone Rock, WI 53556.

Progressive Magazine, Like U.S. Empire, Drowning in Debt & Lies


The mainstream media, like the Zio-American empire it serves, is going broke because it is drowning in lies.(1) Ironically, Matt Rothschild’s “alternative” Progressive magazine is in the same predicament. The Progressive pretends to oppose corporate power, but ignores its source: the handful of trillionaire families, whose capo (like the Progressive’s editor) happens to be named Rothschild, that own the Federal Reserve and other central banks, and create our currency by lending it into existence at unpayable interest, driving the entire world into exponentially-increasing indebtedness to themselves.(2) And while it pretends to oppose Bush’s wars, the Progressive ignores the fact that these wars (and the 9/11 false-flag attack that launched them) are the creation of what James Petras aptly calls the Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC).(3)

When I informed Progressive editor Matt Rothschild that Osama Bin Laden (prior to his death in late 2001) denied having anything to do with 9/11, deplored the attacks in the strongest possible terms, and blamed them on certain “American Jews,” Rothschild was visibly horrified and disgusted, responding “What a thing to say!”(4) He obviously isn’t so horrified by the official lie that blames 9/11 on Muslims, and has sparked the genocidal slaughter of more than a million people because they are Muslims. Excuse me, Mr. Rothschild: Why is it okay to mendaciously blame 9/11 on Muslims, but deeply offensive for a man falsely blamed for the crime to suggest the likely truth — that 9/11 and the 9/11 wars, which have bankrupted our economy and morally destroyed our nation, were orchestrated primarily by and for Zionist Jews?

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(1) Audiences are abandoning the lying mainstream media for truth-seeking internet news sources including WhatReallyHappened.com, LegitGov.org, GlobalResearch.ca, PrisonPlanet.com, Rense.com, and many others. Meanwhile the Zio-American empire now bases its quixotic struggle against the tide of history on the big lies of 9/11, the value of the dollar, the goodness of the empire, and so on.

(2) See books including: G. Edward Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve; Ellen Brown, Web of Debt; Richard C. Cook, We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform; Geraldine Perry and Ken Fousek, The Two Faces of Money; Webster Tarpley, Surviving the Cataclysm: Your Guide through the Greeatest Financial Crisis in Human History; and videos including The Money Masters and Money as Debt. Also, please note that I am not suggesting that Matt Rothschild, editor of the Progressive, is a member of the trillionaire banking family; as I understand it, Matt comes from a Chicago family of modest means.

(3) Under Rothschild’s leadership, the Progressive has censored and slandered the 9/11 truth movement. In late 2005, when I asked Rothschild why the Progressive didn’t report on the obvious controlled demolition of World Trade Center Building 7, Rothschild responded “what’s Building 7?” His ignorance and incuriosity did not stop him from penning a vapid article entitled
Enough of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, Already” several months later.
Likewise, the Progressive has consistently blamed Bush, rather than hardline Zionists, for the 9/11 wars, ignoring the analysis of Petras and others that clearly shows that Zionism, rather than oil, was the casus belli. Unsurprisingly, The Progressive also ignores the takeover of American politics and media by Zionist money.

(4) My exchange with Rothschild took place at a public meeting sponsored by the Madison Area Peace Coalition in winter 2009. Bin Laden denied involvement, deplored the 9/11 attacks, and suggested American Jewish complicity here and here (see also archives here).

Remembering Barry Jennings

9/11 whistleblower & shaheed. Murdered one year ago today by the treasonous mass murderers who blew up the World Trade Center to launch criminal wars of aggression that have killed more than a million innocent people.

Today people are contacting/picketing media outlets trying to drum up some interest in this amazing story.

JenningsMystery.com

Winding down from two heated radio debates


It hasn’t gotten this intense since I went at it with Sean Hannity!

This morning on “Fair and Balanced” I got into a heated debate with Dr. Joel Hirschhorn, author of “9/11 Mind Swell: Scientific evidence refutes the official story.” Ken Jenkins joined the fracas during the second half-hour. At issue was Dr. Hirschhorn’s provocative and at least somewhat unfair evaluation of the 9/11 truth movement, which drew an over-the-top rebuttal from Jerry Mazza on Infowars. I think anyone concerned with the future of 9/11 truth should listen to this show, archived here.

Then in the afternoon I took on hosts Jeff and Lee from right-wing Christian station KKMS in Minneapolis, right smack in the middle of drive time… and fed them straight-up 9/11 truth, Palestine truth, etc. till they almost choked! Interfaith dialogue doesn’t get any gnarlier than this. Click on the August 18th show at http://www.kkms.com/blogs/JeffandLee/archives/.

Between the two shows, I wrote a 9/11 truth commercial for Ed Asner, which he’ll supposedly be recording soon (not sure if my version will be used, altered, or what):

Hi, I’m Ed Asner. I used to play a fictional journalist named Lou Grant on TV. Today, there are hardly any real journalists left. The whole mainstream media is owned by a few billionaires. And I’m fighting mad about the way those billionaires and their lapdog journalists have lied to you about 9/11 and the 9/11 wars. The government lied to us about 9/11, the media lied to us about 9/11, and they’re all still lying to us about 9/11. Our soldiers are still dying in their criminal wars. And our economy is still bleeding from their trillion-dollar so-called “war on terror.” If we want peace, prosperity, and freedom, we need the truth about 9/11. Forget the official myth–we need the facts. Please visit Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, ae911truth.org to learn about the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center. And then join the family members and survivors of 9/11 pushing for a new investigation at NYCcan.org, that’s NYCcan.org. Together, we can expose the truth and build a brighter future. Once again, that’s Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, ae911truth.org, and the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now, at NYCcan.org.

All in a day’s work.

Tuesday 8/18: PhD Metallurgical Engineer Joel Hirschhorn on “Fair and Balanced”

Tuesday, August 18th, on “Fair and Balanced,” 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern), http://www.noliesradio.org: Joel Hirschhorn, Ph.D. metallurgical engineer and former University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who came out for 9/11 truth in 2007 after studying the “collapses” of the three WTC skyscrapers and drawing the obvious conclusions. Dr. Hirschhorn recently published his views on the state of the 9/11 truth movement: “9/11 Mind Swell: Scientific evidence refutes the official story.”

Dr. Hirschhorn is the author of Delusional Democracy and other books.

This show will be archived for free on-demand listening at http://noliesradio.org/archives/category/shows/fair-balanced

Later on Tuesday, 8/18, you’ll have a chance to hear a hardcore Muslim truth jihadi (that would be me) interviewed on a conservative Christian AM radio station! Details here.

Christians, Atheists, and WhatReallyHappened.com Cover My Book


My two-hour KOA interview with Rick Barber is a tough act to follow. I do have a couple of interesting interviews coming up though.

Next Tuesday, August 18th, 5 pm Central–primo drive time–I’ll be interviewed on KKMS Minneapolis, a 5000-watt Christian A.M. station. Get ready for some, er, interfaith dialogue!

Then on Wednesday, August 26th, I’ll be interviewed by Michael Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com, my favorite news-and-commentary site. Rivero is a pioneer blogosphere truth-teller with a wicked sense of humor. Should be fun.

Last but not least, my new book Questioning the War on Terror just got some excellent coverage at NAC, the Network of those Abused by Church.

Saturday, August 15th: Sander Hicks, Jim Fetzer on Truth Jihad Radio


Saturday, August 15th, 5-7 pm Central (6-8 p.m. Eastern), on American Freedom Radio: http://www.americanfreedomradio.com (to be archived at http://www.americanfreedomradio.com/Barrett_09.html)

First hour: Sander Hicks, journalist, author, publisher, and organizer of this year’s 9/11 commemorative event in New York City: http://changeandtransparency.blogspot.com/

Sander Hicks is one of my favorite people in the truth-and-justice movement, and I’m pleased that he’s organizing this year’s truth movement anniversary event: We Demand Transparency: The Conference for Peace, Truth, and a New Economics, Saturday 9/12 and Sunday 9/13 at St. Mark’s Church in Manhattan. I’ll be speaking there, along with a long list of friends and colleagues:
http://changeandtransparency.blogspot.com/

Second hour: Jim Fetzer, Distinguished McKnight Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota-Duluth http://www.d.umn.edu/~jfetzer/

Jim Fetzer will discuss his waning (former?) support for Obama. Was Jim wrong to be such an enthusiastic Obama supporter during the campaign, and if so, will he be able to bring himself to admit it?

Jim’s recent interview of me drew good reviews…check it out yourself here.

Note that Jim and I remain good friends, despite our disagreement about certain controversial 9/11 research issues. (Maybe more people who disagree about controversial issues should try remaining friends! It’s actually more fun to have friends you don’t always agree with about everything.)