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Episode 4 John Hickenlooper and the CCMEP: -tony
Episode 5 The Peace Candidate: Guest Preacher, Sunny Dawn Freeman Genz
Episode 6 Stomping on Haiti: Guest Preacher, Gary Swing
Episode 7 Advice to an 18 year old: -tony
Episode 8 Deep in the Heart of a Red State: -librarytroll
Episode 9 Statement on Ward Churchill: -Breakdown Book Collective
Episode 10 9/11: The Pearl Harbor of the 21st Century?: - Gary Swing
Episode 11 Don't Have a Cow, Man: - Gary Swing
Episode 12 When Clinton Lied, Yugoslavia Died: - Gary Swing
Episode 13 Why I support Ron Paul (and Hitler) - Tony Shawcross
Episode 14 Obama is Evil - Gary Swing

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Episode 10: 9/11: The Pearl Harbor of the 21st Century? Guest Preacher, Gary Swing, December, 2005

On September 11, 2001, George W. Bush wrote in his journal: "The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today." He was echoing the summary of a September, 2000 report titled "Rebuilding America's Defenses" published by a neoconservative think tank called the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). This document proposed to create a "global Pax Americana" by a) establishing more U.S. military bases around the world; b) engaging in a series of military conquests to affect "regime change" in countries that were unfriendly to U.S. interests, starting with Iraq, followed by Iran, North Korea, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and ultimately China; and c) greatly increasing U.S. military spending, especially for anti-missile defense and space-based weapons systems. The report concluded that "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."

The American conquest of Afghanistan was also planned before the September 11th attacks. In June, 2001, the government of India publicly announced its support for the United States' planned invasion of Afghanistan. Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, was informed by senior American officials in mid-July that U.S. military action against Afghanistan would begin by the middle of October.

The architects of PNAC's blueprint for American world domination included Florida Governor Jeb Bush and future high-ranking officials of George W. Bush's administration, most notably Vice President Dick Cheney, Cheney's Chief of Staff Lewis Libby, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, John Bolton (the Undersecretary of State for Disarmament), Richard Perle (the Chairman of the Defense Policy Board), and Zalmay Khalilzad (U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan). This elite group of policymakers would have understood the true significance of suggesting a new "Pearl Harbor" as a catalyst for their military agenda.

The "official story" of Pearl Harbor Day is that Japan's December 7, 1941 attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii was an unprovoked sneak attack. However, historical evidence suggests that the attack on Pearl Harbor was engineered by the Roosevelt Administration to create public support for U.S. entry into World War II, just as the September 11th terrorist attacks were engineered by the Bush Administration to create public support for the U.S. conquest of Afghanistan, Iraq, and other Third World nations.

The governments of Great Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, Peru, Korea, and the Soviet Union warned the U.S. that Japan was planning to attack Pearl Harbor. Robert Stinett, a decorated naval veteran of World War II who served under Lt. George Bush, examined thousands of U.S. government documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act proving that FDR knew about the planned attack on Pearl Harbor but allowed it to happen. The National Security Agency published in 1994 that the JN-25B code had been cracked in December, 1940. The entire Pearl Harbor attack plan was revealed in that code, which was regularly intercepted by U.S. military intelligence.

Stinnett's book, Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor, exposed a previously secret strategy memo written on October 7, 1940 by Navy Lt. Commander and Japan expert Arthur McCollum, which outlined an eight point plan designed to provoke Japan into a first strike against the United States. These provocations included deploying U.S. warships in Japanese waters, seizing Japanese assets in the United States, and a total embargo on Japan. All eight points of this plan were carried out by FDR before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Internal Army and Navy inquiries in 1944 held FDR's men in Washington, General George Marshall and Admiral Harold Stark, derelict of duty for withholding intelligence information from the commanders of the Pacific Fleet.

Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Gallup Poll showed that 88% of Americans opposed U.S. involvement in the European War. Outrage over the attack instantly changed public sentiment, with Congress declaring war on Japan on December 8th. The same dynamic occurred with the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The Pearl Harbor and September 11th strikes both killed close to 3,000 Americans in devastating sneak attacks. In the case of 9/11, at least 11 other countries warned the U.S. about the attacks. However, the parallel between Pearl Harbor and September 11th ends here. Air Force fighter jets routinely intercept planes that stray off-course within 10 to 20 minutes, yet on 9/11, more than 90 minutes passed without any interceptions. Sophisticated anti-missile defenses should have shot down any aircraft approaching the Pentagon that did not broadcast a "friendly" Air Force transponder signal. Debris patterns and flight recorder data indicate that UA Flight 93 was shot down, rather than crashing as the official story proclaims. The collapse of the steel-framed twin towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center could only have happened as the result of controlled demolition, using carefully placed explosives. David Ray Griffin's book, The New Pearl Harbor, presents overwhelming evidence that the Bush Administration was not only complicit in allowing the September 11th attacks to take place, but actively participated in executing the attacks and covering up the truth. Readers can also examine the evidence for themselves at www.oilempire.us.

The Bush Administration blamed Osama bin Laden, a CIA operative from the Soviet-Afghanistan War of the 1980s and his network of supporters for the 9/11 attacks, portraying al-Qaeda as an outside enemy that "hates our freedom." However, Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook admitted to the UK Guardian that the name "al-Qaeda, literally 'the database,' was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians." Al-Qaeda is a database of terrorists trained by the CIA. Michel Chossudovsky, the author of War and Globalization: The Truth behind September 11, wrote: "When people across the U.S. find out that Al Qaeda is not linked to Saddam but is in fact a creation of the CIA and that the terrorist warnings are fabricated, the legitimacy of the Bush Administration will tumble like a deck of cards."

In World War Two, the United States fought against the Nazis and the Fascists. Pearl Harbor was a military attack by a real enemy, part of an Axis seeking world domination. Today, the United States is the power bent on world domination, and 9/11 shows all the signs of being a "false flag operation" - a government-staged attack against its own people, blamed on foreign enemies to create public support for foreign military aggression and authoritarianism at home. This "New Pearl Harbor" may in fact be a "New Reichstag Fire." On February 27, 1933, supporters of Hitler burned Germany's parliament building and blamed it on the Communists, giving Hitler the opportunity to transform Germany from a republic into a dictatorship.

Gary Swing

Gary Swing was on the Colorado ballot in 1996, 1998, and 2002 as a progressive minor party candidate.

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