by Limpin Dewlizip for CPW News Service
Parallel to the unveiling of a bronze statue of former Vice-President Dick Cheney in a ceremony that included former U.S. President George Walker Bush and Congressional and Senate dignitaries at Emancipation Hall on December 3, 2015 is the following account of Robert David Steele's review of Dick Cheney's legacy. Laid out through Steele's review of Webster Tarpley's book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the U.S.A., Steele, a former CIA case manager and Libertarian activist who has championed "open source intelligence" and the most prolific reviewer of Amazon.com's non-fiction books with over 770 reviews has stated:
It is with great sadness that I conclude that this book is the strongest of the 770+ books I have reviewed here at Amazon, almost all non-fiction. I am forced to conclude that 9/11 was at a minimum allowed to happen as a pretext for war (see my review of Jim Bamford's "Pretext for War"), and I am forced to conclude that there is sufficient evidence to indict (not necessarily convict) Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and others of a neo-conservative coup d'etat and kick-off of the clash of civilizations (see my review of "Crossing the Rubicon" as well as "State of Denial"). Most fascinatingly, the author links Samuel Huntington, author of "Clash of Civilizations" with Leo Strauss, the connecting rod between Nazi fascists and the neo-cons.
This is, without question, the most important modern reference on state-sponsored terrorism, and also the reference that most pointedly suggests that select rogue elements within the US Government, most likely led by Dick Cheney with the assistance of George Tenet, Buzzy Kronguard, and others close to the Wall Street gangs, are the most guilty of state-sponsored terrorism.
The author draws on historical examples of US fabrication of threats (e.g. the bombing of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor) and many others (Jim Bamford publicized Operation Northwoods). It is an undeniable fact that the U.S. Government has been willing to kill its own citizens and fabricate attacks as part of moving the public.
The author suggests that there is no conclusive evidence that 9/11 was of foreign origin, and to the contrary, quite a bit of evidence that the hijackers had been trained at US military bases, protected by the CIA and FBI, and that the end result of their actions--including controlled flying into buildings and controlled demolitions bringing down three towers, one of which was not hit at all, all suggest a US-based conspiracy.
The author is compelling in his review of the conflicts of interest for each of the 9/11 Commissioners and key staff; he is conclusive in his damnation of their performance and their refusal to be tough with NORAD, the FAA, and many other Executive organizations that refused to cooperate; and he is conclusive on his suggestion that all actual evidence points to the Pentagon being hit by a missile rather than an airplane.
The author is especially compelling in condemning Rudy Guilliani as part of the conspiracy, and as the "bud" of the extreme right charged with cleaning up the crime scene. Instead of making the area off-limits, Gulliani moved aggressively to "scoop and dump" to the point that firefighters rioted.
I believe it enough to want a full investigation that passes the smell test of the 9/11 families as well as objective outside observers. I believe it sufficient to indict Dick Cheney and other neo-cons. Sadly, the Executive is now in the service of corporations that benefit from high crimes and misdemeanors, rather than in the service of the American people who suffer great ill from these terrible mis-deeds.
My bottom line: justice has NOT been done, and this book, together with Crossing the Rubicon, is a major reason why I believe that eventually, Dick Cheney and others will be brought to justice. The people now have a digital memory and collective intelligence. Bin Laden Dead or Alive? Mission Accomplished? Civil liberties at home, democracy abroad? Just who are we kidding? More to the point, who are we betraying if not ourselves?
In fairness to Dick Cheney, I also wonder if he is not the fall guy for Wall Street and the gnomes of Zurich. I am waiting for him to have a heart attack while getting a routine medical check-up....the Ken Lay defense, but imposed by those who are willing to assassinate the John Kennedy's and Bobby Kennedy's of our world.
Not all agree fully with Robert David Steele's review, however. For example, Fabian Colbachi, has said of Michael Ruppert, author of Crossing the Rubicon, the former LA police detective who stood up in South Central LA to proclaim at a Congresswoman Maxine Waters and CIA Director John Deutsch town hall meeting prompted by the outrage in that community following the publication of Gary Webb's San Jose Mercury News articles and book Dark Alliance on the CIA's involvement in LA's crack cocaine epidemic and stating that "the CIA has been dealing drugs for a very long time", Ruppert was likely a name-taking shill for the bamboozlers," said Colbachi. "Ruppert believed that the California medical examiner who claimed that Gary Webb's two-shot-to-the-head-death was a suicide putting that numb nutz on par with Fahmy Malak of Arkansas and Dr. Joyce Carter of the Houston and Harris County medical examiner's offices," said Colbachi who does not trust Ruppert "any farther than I can throw him into the Rubicon with a millstone around his ugly neck."
Robert David Steele's assessment of the Bush/Cheney legacy and the 911 disaster is, however, joined by the powerful assessment of Dr. David Griffin, whose book on 911, Debunking 911 Debunking, was said by Harpers' Magazine and Lapham's Quarterly editor, Lewis Lapham, to be the strongest case yet that 911 was a bamboozle of monumental proportions. Lapham was joined by an astounding array of concerned Americans, while Griffin has argued so convincingly, along with Webster Tarpley, that the 911 disaster had to be built on an unbelievable list of miracles that an expanding list of police, fire, intelligence agency, engineering and scientific groups have joined the disbelievers in the official 911 inquiry by the U.S. government.
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