By Craig McKee
It was suggested to me some months ago by a reader that the name of the 9/11 Truth movement should be changed to the False Flag Awareness movement.
While I didn’t think the suggestion was very practical (how do you go about changing the name of a movement?), the idea of putting 9/11 in the larger context of false flags stayed with me. Not only would it help people to understand what the event was really all about, but it also would show how 9/11 is not unique but instead part of a continuum that goes back centuries.
It makes sense to me that we should work to raise awareness that events like 9/11 are not isolated or outside of the normal pattern of manipulation and control by the powerful over the powerless, they are business as usual.
I know that many “official story” believers wonder why some of us are still questioning the truth about 9/11 more than 11 years after the event. Why don’t we just move on?
The answer, of course, is that this is not only an event that continues to have terrible repercussions for the world (horrific wars, ridiculous arms spending, and the accelerating destruction of privacy and personal freedoms), but it is not an event that “changed the world forever” as we’ve been told so often. It just continued a longstanding process of global elites controlling the masses through intimidation and deception.
What 9/11 did do was hurtle us forward in the direction in which we were already heading. But it definitely took the game to a new level. Is there anyone in the 9/11 Truth movement who isn’t familiar with these prophetic words from the 2000 document “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” created by the neocon Project for a New American Century?:
“… 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.”
They could easily have written, “… some catastrophic and catalyzing false flag event” but that would have been a bit too honest.
So, with 9/11, we skipped the long, slow “process of transformation” and went straight to imperial conquest in overdrive. Invasions, the brazen toppling of regimes, and drone attacks on civilians by the hundreds are barely being questioned by the majority of Americans and Canadians (one would hope that the awareness outside of North America is somewhat greater).
Terrorism was certainly painted as a menace before 9/11, but after that, it became the focal point of our collective world view. But what the majority of us don’t understand is that the terrorism we fear so much is often the creation of our own governments: a systematic policy of committing and justifying mass murder for profit.
In our artificial obsession, we have been conned into believing that we have to change our way of life to protect ourselves against terrorists. But in reality, the terrorists are our own civilian, corporate, intelligence, and military leaders.
In Barrie Zwicker’s essential book on this monumental false flag operation, Towers of Deception: the Media Cover-up of 9/11, he devotes a section to false flags through history. He writes about the sinking of the Maine in 1898, the Reichstag fire in Germany in 1933, and the “sneak attack” at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Zwicker is a career journalist, author, documentary producer, and media critic in Toronto, Canada. He was the first journalist to state on national television anywhere in the world that 9/11 was an inside job.
When Barrie and I met over dinner in Montreal in late 2011, I learned that he was working on a book on the subject of false flags. I was excited by the prospect because I consider him to be as valuable a source on the subject as there is. This is a book I want to read, I thought.
At the time, I floated the idea of Barrie contributing something to this blog at some point (Nobody can say I lack nerve: the creator of a one-year-old blog asking one of the most respected journalists in Canada to write for him). My real hope was that he might at some point consider writing an essay on false flags for T & S, summarizing what he would address in his book.
But after contributing several articles on other subjects in recent months, Barrie is going one better than the false flag essay I was hoping for. A big one.
In the next few days, he will begin a series of articles on false flag operations, and he’ll be doing it right here on this site. The series will not only help us to understand and recognize false flags, past and future, but it will specifically use 9/11 to illustrate just how the phenomenon works and how devastating the consequences can be.
The installments of this series will appear on a regular basis over the next year or more. Of course, in between these installments, I’ll be writing plenty of articles on 9/11 and other related topics, including several on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination.
Barrie will be introducing his series in an article in the next few days, so I’ll leave most of the detail to him, but I do expect that I and all our readers will learn a great deal about what a false flag operation is and how it has been used throughout history to deceive us all.