Well, even though it’s now 9/12, I didn’t have time on 9/11 to do much of anything at all, so here’s my one-day-late 9/11 essay.
It is a direct copy of the piece that got me banned from DK. It’s also a story of gross corporate media censorship, of a kind that should scare us all half to death.
Okay, I’m not gonna copy it word for word. Because that wouldn’t let me tell the story of how the book — and my piece was about a book that was written by a 9/11 Commission insider, John Farmer — has been “disappeared”. I mean, this book seems to have simply vanished.
Here’s the original story I wrote over at Dailykos. In it, I simply describe John Farmer, and his forthcoming book.
John Farmer is pretty impressive:
John Farmer served as Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission, where his areas of responsibility included assessing the national response to the terrorist attacks and evaluating the current state of national preparedness for terrorist attacks and natural disasters, he also served as attorney general of New Jersey (1999-2002), as chief counsel to Governor Whitman, and as a federal prosecutor. He recently served as a subject matter/rule of law expert on security to the special envoy for Middle East regional security. He is currently a partner of a New Jersey law form and an adjunct professor of national security law at Rutgers University Law School. His editorials and articles have appeared in “The New York Times” and elsewhere.
I have since discovered an amazing site called “History Commons”. If you do a search for John Farmer over there, you discover that it was he who constantly brought attention to the bullshit the Commission was receiving from the Pentagon, the FAA, and many others. It was he who asked the questions that nobody would answer.
Well, he decided to write a book. And being who he was, none other than Houghton Mifflin Harcourt decided to publish it.
Here’s what the book was going to look like:
It was scheduled to have been released by now.
Here is what the publisher said about the book, which used to be found at this link here:
As of the 9/11 Commission’s one of the primary authors report, John Farmer is proud of his and his colleagues’ work. Yet he came away from the experience convinced that there was a further story to be told, one he was uniquely qualified to write.
Now that story can be told. Tape recordings, transcripts, and contemporaneous records that had been classified have since been declassified, and the inspector general’s investigations of government conduct have been completed. Drawing on his knowledge of those sources, as well as his years as an attorney in public and private practice, Farmer reconstructs the truth of what happened on that fateful day and the disastrous circumstances that allowed it: the institutionalized disconnect between what those on the ground knew and what those in power did. He reveals – terrifyingly and illuminatingly – the key moments in the years, months, weeks, and days that preceded the attacks, then descends almost in real time through the attacks themselves, revealing them as they have never before been seen.
Ultimately Farmer builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version not only is almost entirely untrue but serves to create a false impression of order and security. The ground truth that Farmer captures tells a very different story – a story that is doomed to be repeated unless the systemic failures he reveals are confronted and remedied.
But now, when you go to that same page, here is what it says:
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It was for sale on Amazon, of course. And even after it started to disappear from American websites, it was still listed to be released in Canada, I believe (if my memory serves me correctly) September 9 (yes, three days ago). But now? When you go to the Canadian Amazon site, this is what you get:
We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Someone who actually got to read the book said the following:
The book unveils how “the public had been seriously misled about what occurred during the morning of the attacks,” and Farmer himself states that “at some level of the government, at some point in time… there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened.“
That seems like something of a blockbuster, don’t you think? So for those who say “well if the official story is a lie, somebody, somewhere, would have said so by now”. Well guess what, they ARE trying to tell us it’s a lie, and they’re being censored.
There’s more from that site:
In August 2006, the Washington Post reported, “Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon’s initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.”
The report revealed how the 10-member commission deeply suspected deception to the point where they considered referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation.
“We to this day don’t know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us,” said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. “It was just so far from the truth. . . .
More from this story:
For more than two years after the attacks, officials with NORAD and the FAA provided inaccurate information about the response to the hijackings in testimony and media appearances. Authorities suggested that U.S. air defenses had reacted quickly, that jets had been scrambled in response to the last two hijackings and that fighters were prepared to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 if it threatened Washington.
In fact, the commission reported a year later, audiotapes from NORAD’s Northeast headquarters and other evidence showed clearly that the military never had any of the hijacked airliners in its sights and at one point chased a phantom aircraft — American Airlines Flight 11 — long after it had crashed into the World Trade Center.
Maj. Gen. Larry Arnold and Col. Alan Scott told the commission that NORAD had begun tracking United 93 at 9:16 a.m., but the commission determined that the airliner was not hijacked until 12 minutes later. The military was not aware of the flight until after it had crashed in Pennsylvania.
These and other discrepancies did not become clear until the commission, forced to use subpoenas, obtained audiotapes from the FAA and NORAD, officials said. The agencies’ reluctance to release the tapes — along with e-mails, erroneous public statements and other evidence — led some of the panel’s staff members and commissioners to believe that authorities sought to mislead the commission and the public about what happened on Sept. 11.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
So there you have it. What is going to happen to John Farmer’s book? Well, it sure looks like it’s been “disappeared”. I doubt we’ll be seeing him on a book tour any time soon.
And what do we get out of our beloved Obama administration on this day? Well, you might find it somewhat ironic:
How appropriate! It is, indeed, one long national emergency, one where the liars rule and the truth is buried by nearly everybody on the “left” and the “right”, and it seems we all stick our heads in the sand (which means our asses are in the air) and pretend that the truth isn’t pounding in our ears.
The Official Story is a lie. It’s as simple as that. What is the truth? Well, we don’t know, and we’re never going to know, because it’s really important to “them” that we don’t know. But we know beyond a shadow of a doubt at this point that they are lying to us, they have lied to us since Day One at Ground Zero and they will continue to forever and ever.
Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2009. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency the former President declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.
What “terrorist threat” is that, exactly, Obama? It certainly was terrorism, of the highest order, the most sophisticated PSYOPS operation in the history of mankind. But who did it, and why?
It sure would be nice to know, or at least know that someone, somewhere, did a real investigation.
But no. Not in America. That would interfere with the myth.