My Country Right Or Wrong
Questioning September 11th


by Mark Elsis

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He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.
This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once.
Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance,
how violently I hate all this, how despicable an ignoble war is;
I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action.
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein


6. Were the September 11 attacks provoked by the G8 / global elite as a pretext for their New World Order Globalization hostile take over campaign? Or, were the September 11 attacks staged by the G8 / global elite as a pretext for their New World Order Globalization hostile take over campaign?

With upwards of 300,000 people demonstrating in Genoa and Carlo Giuliani's brutal murder, was it time to finally put a stop to the growing anti-globalization worldwide movement? Had the United States and United Kingdom been building a coalition to invade Afghanistan by October 15, prior to September 11? Are you with us, or are you with the terrorists?

7. Were the United States' intelligence services, which cost taxpayers at least $35 billion per year, warned in advance of the September 11 attacks? On October 31, 2001 the French daily Le
Figaro reported that while in a Dubai, United Arab Emirates hospital receiving treatment for a chronic kidney infection in July of 2001 Osama bin Laden met with a top CIA official. This CIA official was presumably the Station Chief. This meeting, which was held in bin Laden's private suite, took place at the American hospital in Dubai at a time when he was a wanted fugitive for the bombings of two U.S. embassies and the attack on the U.S.S. Cole. Bin Laden was eligible for execution according to a 2000 intelligence finding issued by President Bill Clinton before leaving office in January of 2001. Why didn't the CIA arrest Osama bin Laden at the Dubai hospital in July of 2001?

* Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak warned the United States that "something would happen" 12 days before the September 11 terror attacks on New York and Washington D.C. Why didn't the United States intelligence agencies listen to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's warning?

* http://www.attackonamerica.net/egyptwarnedusofalqaedaplot.htm

An Iranian man make numerous phone calls from a German jail warning the United States intelligences agencies of an impending attack starting the week before September 11. Why didn't the United States intelligence agencies take him seriously? In June 2001 the German intelligence, BND, warns the CIA and Israel that Middle Eastern terrorists are "planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture." Why didn't the United States intelligence agencies take the German intelligence agency seriously?

Why were the U.S. Rangers training special troops in Kyrgyzstan prior to September 11? Why was Operation "Swift Sword" with 23, 000 British troops steaming toward Oman just prior to September 11? At the same time why did two U.S. carrier battle groups arrive on station in the Gulf of Arabia just off the Pakistani coast? Also, prior to September 11, why did some 17,000 U.S. troops join more than 23,000 NATO troops in Egypt for Operation "Bright Star?" Why were all these forces in place in and around Afghanistan before September 11?

* Why did the United States government give 43 million dollars to the Taliban in May of 2001?

* http://www.robertscheer.com/1_natcolumn/01_columns/052201.htm

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian intelligence to warn the United States
government "in the strongest possible terms" of imminent attacks on airports and government buildings prior to September 11. Why didn't the United States intelligence agencies take the Russian intelligence agency the KGB seriously? By the way, why were Russians selling their U.S. Dollars weeks before September 11?

Within 10 minutes of the second WTC tower being hit, CNN had announced that Osama bin Laden was responsible for this horrendous act. Don't you find it rather interesting that CNN somehow knew by 9:13 that Osama bin Laden was behind the September 11 attacks? So, were the United States' intelligence services, which cost taxpayers at least $35 billion per year, warned in advance of the September 11 attacks?

8. * The combined passenger lists for the 4 flights on September 11 totals 264 dead. Yet when you count the passenger names on the official published lists, the 4 flights are missing 6, 8, 9 and 12 passengers.

* http://www.mycountryrightorwrong.net/victimsandhijackerslist.htm

American Airlines Flight 11, from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center with 92 people on board. Yet there are only 86 victims on the official manifest list. Why are 6 people missing from this list? Why are none of the 5 alleged hijackers names on this list?

American Airlines Flight 77, from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, California crashed into the Pentagon with 64 people aboard. There are only 56 victims on the official manifest list. Why are 8 people missing from this list? Why are none of the 5 alleged hijackers names on this list?

United Airlines Flight 175, from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, was the second hijacked plane to strike the World Trade Center, plowing into the south tower with 65 on board. There are only 56 victims on the official manifest list. Why are 9 people missing from this list? Why are none of the 5 alleged hijackers names on this list?

United Airlines Flight 93, from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco, California, crashed in rural southwest Pennsylvania, with 45 people on board. There are only 33 victims on the official manifest list. Why are 12 people missing from this list? Why are none of the 4 alleged hijackers names on this list?

How and who are these 35 people mysteriously missing from these 4 passenger manifest lists? This includes every one of the 19 alleged hijackers. How can the 19 alleged hijackers all be missing from the lists?

The 19 names of suspected hijackers released by the FBI don't point to Afghanistan. Fifteen of the suspected hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. Four of the suspected hijackers who were supposedly piloting the 4 airliners were from Egypt. Indeed, even as the FBI was admitting that its list of 19 names was based solely on identifications thought to have been forged, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saudi Al-Faisal insisted that an investigation in Saudi Arabia showed that the 5 Saudi men were not aboard the four jetliners that crashed in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania on September 11. "It was proved that five of the names included in the FBI list had nothing to do with what happened," Al-Faisal told the Arabic Press in Washington after meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush at the White House. A sixth identified hijacker is also reported to still be alive in Tunisia, while a 7th named man died two years ago.

What is going on with these 35 missing names and the alleged 19 hijackers all missing and 7 with the wrong names? As Internet pundit Gary North has stated, "We need a theory of the coordinated hijackings that rests on a plausible cause-and-effect sequence that does not assume the complete failure of both the check-in procedures and the on-board seating procedures on four separate flights on two separate airlines…I don't see how anyone can make an accurate judgment about who was behind the attacks until he has a plausible explanation of how hijackers got onto the planes and were not removed." Just one more thing, why did the seat numbers of the hijackers given by a cell phone call from Flight Attendant Madeline Amy Sweeney to Boston air traffic control not match the seats occupied by the men the FBI claimed were responsible? By the way, there are no Arabic names on the passenger lists, so how did the FBI identify the hijackers so quickly?

9. Have big oil and gas corporate multinationals been planning for years to build the many pipelines that would be needed to transport the last huge proven reserves of natural gas and oil from the Caspian Sea region to the warm water ports? Isn't this why we supported the Mujahadeen to the tune of billions of dollars over ten years to stop the Soviets from tapping this last huge proven reserve all for themselves? In his 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard, by former Jimmy Carter National Security Advisor and member of the Trilateral Commission, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote that this current war with Afghanistan has been in the planning stages for at least four years and indicated the need for a Pearl Harbor-like attack. So, is the best, shortest and cheapest way for all of these pipelines to reach the warm water ports and to refineries through Afghanistan?

Some oil analysts in the past have predicted and many more are now predicting that we are very close to something called "net energy." They say, regardless of how much petroleum resides in the bowels of the earth, when the production of a given amount of fuel requires the industry to first consume the equivalent amount to discover, extract, refine, and deliver it, it is all over. You might as well be out of gas. Despite advances in technology, that day may be much closer than you think, it may happen within the next 10 years. What's more, when the amount of energy produced per barrel of oil is just equal to the amount used to obtain it, nothing will be left to run the engines of commerce or agriculture.

Was a war manufactured to get to the Caspian Sea region's huge oil and gas reserves worth somewhere between 3 Trillion and 6 Trillion dollars? Was a war manufactured to quickly tap the last huge reserve of gas and oil and to save us from reaching net energy and total economic chaos for a few more years?

10. USA PATRIOT Act: The legislation bears the Orwellian acronym title: "Uniting and Strengthening America Provide Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001."

The recent passage and signing of the USA PATRIOT Act has effectively nullified at least six amendments of the Bill of Rights addendum to the United States Constitution. As a result of this, America is longer America, but a police state, pure and simple. This Patriot Bill is, in fact, a massive violation of the Constitution it purports to uphold and improve.

Violates the First Amendment freedom of speech guarantee, right to peaceably assemble provision, and petition the government for redress of grievances provision; it violates the First Amendment to the Constitution three times. More on this below.

Violates the Fourth Amendment guarantee of probable cause in astonishingly major and repeated ways. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution reads: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons of things to be seized." The Patriot Act, now passed and the law of the land, has revoked the necessity for probable cause, and now allows the police, at any time and for any reason, to enter and search your house — and not even tell you about it.

Violates the Fifth Amendment by allowing for indefinite incarceration without trial for those deemed by the Attorney General to be threats to national security. The Fifth Amendment guarantees that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law, and the Patriot Act does away with due process. It even allows people to be kept in prison for life without even a trial.

Violates the Sixth Amendment guarantee of the right to a speedy and public trial. Now you may get no trial at all, ever.

Violates the Eighth Amendment (cruel and unusual punishment).

Violates the 13th Amendment (punishment without conviction).

Especially troubling is the sneak and peak clause. This is where the government can now go into your home ( they still need a warrant ) while you are not there and snoop around, or they can download everything from your computer and never tell you about it. All of the other pieces of the anti-terrorism bill, the USA PATRIOT Act, which are taking away our constitutional freedoms have a sunset clause of December 31, 2005 on them. Why is sneak and peak the only part of this new law that doesn't have a sunset clause on it?

Representative Ron Paul of Texas, one of only three Republican lawmakers to buck the House leadership and the Bush administration to vote against this legislation, is outraged not only by what is contained in the antiterrorism bill but also by the effort to stigmatize opponents. "The insult is to call this a 'patriot bill' and suggest I'm not patriotic because I insisted upon finding out what is in it and voting no. I thought it was undermining the Constitution, so I didn't vote for it, and therefore I'm somehow not a patriot. That's insulting."

Paul confirms rumors circulating in Washington that this sweeping new law, with serious implications for each and every American, was not made available to members of Congress for review before the vote. "It's my understanding the bill wasn't printed before the vote, at least I couldn't get it. They played all kinds of games, kept the House in session all night, and it was a very complicated bill. Maybe a handful of staffers actually read it, but the bill definitely was not available to members before the vote."

To me, this is simply unconscionable. It seems to me that our civil liberties are on a very slippery slope and that this will be leading us to… Citizen, where are your papers. Will we have national ID cards within 3 years? Dear George Orwell, it is 2001 and Big Brother is now officially here. The vote in the United States Senate was 98 to Feingold to pass this most fascistic law. By the way, the USA PATRIOT Act also states, that for the first time ever in its history, the CIA can now spy on its own, the American citizens. Why are both Houses of the United States Congress blatantly violating the United States Constitution?

11. Why did Anthrax attacks start in the TV and print media just as the Bush administration U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice tells TV media to censor their news, and White House Press secretary Ari Fleisher tells the print journalists to also censor their news? Anthrax attacks were aimed at two politicians, Senators Dashle and Feingold in their Senate offices. By the way, Senator Russ Feingold was the only brave Senator ( 98 to 1 ) to vote against this fascistic anti-terrorism bill, the USA PATRIOT Act, that decimates up to 6 amendments of the Bill of Rights. Was it just coincidental that Senator Russ Feingold's office happened to get Anthrax?

Is the whole Anthrax episode about killing 5 birds with one stone? One, does it shut the news media up? Two, does it shut the politicians up? Three, does it keep the masses in the United States scared? Four, does it makes a huge profit for some pharmaceutical companies? Five, a really brilliant big distraction to keep you from not seeing what is really happening in both Afghanistan and to our own civil liberties? By the way, no one has been caught and all of the Anthrax strains are known to have been made by the United States Military.

12. Well into their third year of a major drought, upwards of 7 million Afghan civilians, mostly women and children are facing starvation. Relief agencies on the ground there have pleaded with the United States and the United Kingdom to please stop the bombings because drivers are not willing to go into Afghanistan with food and winter is coming on quickly. These same agencies have also criticized the United States spin of dropping 37,000 packets of food daily. They say this will feed less than 1% of the population and that those with the weapons are stealing much of the food being dropped by the United States. Is this food helping feed the Taliban? The 37,000 packets of food being dropped and Bush asking the children of the United States to give a dollar to help feed an Afghanistan child are the epitome of shameless spin. I don't think starving people on one hand, and than putting your spin out of helping them on the other will get you into heaven.

A tricky problem for Commander Solo, the American psy-ops aircraft currently trying to teach Afghans that some yellow is good, like the packages containing the American airdrops of food in the Meals Ready to Eat ( MRE ) bags. But some is bad, like the yellow casings around cluster bombs. "We would like you to take extra care and not to touch yellow-colored objects thinking that they might be food bags," the airborne radio is now saying, according to BBC monitors. "This issue is highly important, especially in areas where bombs have been dropped. You should not forget and take additional care. Do not confuse the cylinder-shaped bomb with the rectangular food bag." Why were we only dropping enough food to feel less than 1% of the Afghani population? Why did they make both the MRE food drops and cluster bombs yellow?

13. Since the September 11 attacks, how did the price of gasoline in the United States magically dropped a record breaking 40 cents within the first 40 days? This modus operandi is akin to what happened during the civil unrest in the inner cities of the 1960's and 1970's. To quell the masses each time, these areas were somehow flooded with cheap heroin.

Are they now using the same sort of tactics by rewarding us with record falling gasoline prices? Are they trying to reinforce that what we are doing militarily is the only righteous way to go by drastically decreasing the price of the number one insatiable habit everyone in the United States has, gasoline?

Is this great planning or what? The prices of gasoline had been going up for almost the last two years before September 11. Then September 11 happens and they can drop it by record amounts to make you feel rewarded, to give you the positive feedback that what is being done is right and somehow moral. Now that really is superb planning, wouldn't you say? Or maybe the record breaking drops in the price of gasoline since September 11 are simply just a really, really big coincidence? By the way, gas prices are now at an historic all time low adjusted for inflation.

14. On September 14, China is rewarded with the ultimate prize of finally being accepted into the World Trade Organization after trying for 15 years. Is this a direct payback for cooperating with the multinational corporations and countries in the joint venture of tapping into the vast reserves of oil and gas of the Caspian Sea region? By the way, what was Osama bin Laden doing visiting China 3 times this year? Was there a deal between Osama bin Laden and China for weapons?

15. * Follow the money. According to Michael C. Ruppert, by following the Put Options on United Airlines and American Airlines stock the days preceding September 11, you will find it was anything but normal. On September 6 and 7, 2001 some 4,744 put options ( a speculation that the stock will go down ) are purchased on United Air Lines stock as opposed to only 396 call options ( speculation that the stock will go up ). This is a dramatic and abnormal increase in sales of put options. Many of the UAL puts were purchased through Deutschebank / AB Brown. This firm was managed until 1998 by the current Executive Director of the CIA, A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard.

* http://www.copvcia.com

On September 10, 2001 there were 4,516 put options that were purchased on American Airlines as compared to 748 call options. On September 6 through 11, 2001 there weren't any other airlines that showed similar trading patterns to those experienced by United Airlines and American Airlines. The put option purchases on UAL were 1200% above normal and on AA were 600% above normal. This, at a time when Reuters ( September 10 ) issues a business report stating, "Airline stocks may be poised to take off." United Airlines and American Airlines of couse were the only two airline companies who jet airliners were used in the September 11 attacks. Is this yet just another conveniently ignored mathematical coincidence that the media doesn't want to expose?

Were criminals responsible for the sharp rise in credit card transactions that moved through some computer systems at the WTC shortly before the planes hit the twin towers? Or was it coincidence that unusually large sums of money, perhaps more than $100 million, were rushed through the computers as the disaster unfolded? A world leader in retrieving data, German-based firm Convar is trying to answer those questions and help credit card companies, telecommunications firms and accountants in New York recover their records from computer hard drives that have been partially damaged by fire, water or fine dust.

16. Where is that white paper we were promised months ago by the United States government which was supposed to describe in detail all of the unbelievably insurmountable evidence against Osama bin Laden?

By the way, why does the FBI on their Top Ten Most Wanted List spell it, Usama Bin Laden? And why was his name put out as Osama and not Usama, could it possibly be because his name really begins with USA? Yes, this may sound far-fetched, but Osama (or Usama) bin Laden is the first person in recent history to have been granted his own Pentagon acronym. He is now referred to as UBL.

Why does the United States government keep claiming that they have proof that Osama Bin Laden is behind the attacks on the World Trade Towers, when they don't produce the proof? Isn't this the very proof that justifies going forward with the invasion of Afghanistan that has been openly discussed in the foreign press since last summer, long before there were any "terror attacks"? Despite its early promises to show this evidence openly, as would be required in any American court of law, the government of the United States has withheld the evidence, insisting that it cannot be revealed for reason of "National Security".

Some of this evidence has supposedly been shared with the governments of other nations to persuade them to join the cause of bombing a lot of Afghani non-combatants. Does this mean the only people this evidence is secret from are the people being asked to surrender their taxes and their children to pay for this adventure? I always thought the requirement that proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt against an accused be fully public is a cornerstone of our American culture?

17. What is the number one thing that Osama bin Laden is asking for? That the United States remove its 5,000 troops from the soil of his Holy Land, Saudi Arabia. That doesn't sound too unreasonable, does it? Why are United States troops in Saudi Arabia in the first place? Is it because we are afraid of Saddam Hussein? Why did President 41, George Herbert Walker Bush call Saddam Hussein, Hitler? Why wasn't Hitler finished off in 1991 when he easily could have been? Why are United States troops permanently on Saudi Arabia's soil? Could it possibly be to protect our insatiable habit, oil?

18. * General Richard B. Myers from the Air Force Space Command ( Star Wars ) very quietly became the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shortly after September 11. In a confirmation hearing on Thursday September 13, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Richard B. Myers of the Air Force, when asked, said he did not know whether the FAA had contacted the Pentagon or NORAD about the hijackings.

* http://www.attackonamerica.net/genrichardbmyerssenateconfirmationhearing9132001.htm

Myers was the number 2 man in power of our armed forces. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on September 11 while testifying before the Senate to try to obtain confirmation to become the number 1 man, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Are we are being led to believe that General Richard B. Myers didn't know what was going on the morning of September 11 between the FAA and the military? This is simply preposterous.

19. Former President 41, George Herbert Walker Bush should immediately resign from the Carlyle Group because of the obviously huge conflict of interest. The Carlyle Group has holdings of 70% in defense and telecommunications, so in a very direct way President 43, George W. Bush will be making huge profits from the Afghan conflict from the inheritance of his father. By the way, George Herbert Walker Bush, how many times did you see the bin Laden family lately and how much money does the entire bin Laden family really have invested with the Carlyle Group?

Is George Herbert Walker Bush trying to make money off of war just like his father Prescott Bush did in World War II? In October 1942, ten months after entering the war, America was preparing its first assault against Nazi military forces. Prescott Bush was the managing partner of Brown Brothers Harriman. On October 20, 1942, the United States government ordered the seizure of Nazi German banking operations in New York City which were being conducted by Prescott Bush. Under the Trading with the Enemy Act, the government took over the Union Banking Corporation, in which Bush was a director. The United States Alien Property Custodian seized Union Banking Corporation's stock shares, all of which were owned by Prescott Bush, E. Roland `` Bunny '' Harriman, three Nazi executives, and two other associates of Prescott Bush.

Making money off of war by trading with your enemy, is this how you become the great Senator from Connecticut? Is this also how you become the 41st and 43rd Presidents of the United States? Just how much money did the bin Laden family give to Arbusto Energy Corporation, the first company started by George W. Bush in 1977?

* The author of the unauthorized biography "Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President" James Howard Hatfield, 43, was found dead in a hotel room in Springdale, Arkansas on Wednesday July 18, 2001. He was married with a new-born baby girl. So, was this a payback murder for his writing Fortunate Son, or did he really commit suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs?

* http://www.GeorgeWalkerBush.net

20. The Pentagon has spent millions of dollars to prevent all western media from seeing any of the high resolution civilian satellite photographs of the effects the bombings are having in Afghanistan. Why didn't the Pentagon just use "shutter control". Is it because then there may have been a first amendment law case brought over the photographs and perhaps they would become public?

21. What about the black boxes from all 4 of the September 11 flights? What about all of the conversations between the different FAA flight controllers along the routes and the 4 of these flights? What about the 2 dozen or so of those wireless calls made from AA 77 and UA 93? Why hasn't the video from the departure gates of any of the four hijacked flights been released to show terrorists getting on board those flights? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to hear and see some of these audio and videos for ourselves? Or is that just too much to ask in a free and open democracy?

Now, some of the grieving widows from Flight 93 are asking the FBI to let them please hear the last minute of the voice recorder, for their closure sake. Can't the FBI see to it that these ladies hear how their heroic husband's died? Or is the FBI trying to hide something?

22. A Goat Story. Bush was down in Sarasota, Florida on September 11. What was he doing? Well, he was listening to a goat story by 18 second-graders when all of a sudden his chief of staff Andrew Card walked up to him and whispered something in his ear at 9:05. Of course what he said was that a second hijacked airliner had crashed into the WTC. What does George do? He goes back to the goat story with these children for at least 15 minutes.

Let me see if I get this right, our country is under attack, from what, we don't know, yet our President and Commander-in-Chief continues listening to a goat story by these children for at least 15 more minutes. Isn't there something terribly wrong with this picture?

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein



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