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"This (9/11) was all planned. This was a government-ordered operation. Bush personally signed the order. He personally authorized the attacks. He is guilty of treason and mass murder." --Stanley Hilton [Pakistan Daily]

The 9/11 Reichstag Fire

Reichstag fire, burning of the Reichstag (parliament) building in Berlin, on the night of Feb. 27, 1933, a key event in the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship and widely believed to have been contrived by the newly formed Nazi government itself to turn public opinion against its opponents and to assume emergency powers ... his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, is supposed to have devised the scheme. ... On Feb. 28, 1933, the day after the fire, Hitler's dictatorship began with the enactment of a decree "for the Protection of the People and the State," which dispensed with all constitutional protection of political, personal, and property rights. [Encyclopaedia Britannica]


1933 NY Herald Tribune

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The Reichstag fire was a disaster for Communists because they received the blame for starting it, but it was a dream come true for Hitler and his cohorts as it allowed them to transform Germany from a democracy into a dictatorship.

{A]n excuse was needed to begin attacking Communists. Hitler used the fire to justify the arrest and torture of 25,000 Left-wing activists and to pass an emergency decree establishing absolute Nazi authority. [Telegraph]

Did the Bush administration attempt the same power grab on September 11, 2001?

The victims of the 9/11 attacks have been disaster for Muslims because 19 Arabs were named as hijackers of the planes, but they've been a dream come true for the PNAC 'think-tank' whose 2000 Statement of Principles stated a "catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor" would advance their policies, i.e. justify wars and "regime changes".

"This is about control over Middle East oil. [The Statement of Principles] indicates that America is aiming for global leadership, both military and economically..." - Michael Meacher, UK MP

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The fact that Pearl Harbor was engineered by the US government to bring America into WWII would have been known by PNAC signatories...

10 [PNAC members] are now in the Bush administration. As well as Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz, they include Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage; John Bolton, who is undersecretary of state for disarmament; and Zalmay Khalilzad, the White House liaison to the Iraqi opposition. Other signatories include William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine, and Richard Perle, chairman of the advisory Defense Science Board. [ABC News 3/10/2003]

...so their statement actually referred to policy advancement through a governmentally orchestrated "catastrophic and catalyzing event" - Operation Northwoods is an example of this thinking.

The "new Pearl Harbor" occurred on 9/11...

Like his father, Bush tries to keep a daily diary of his thoughts and observations. That night, he dictated: "The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today." [Washington Post]

...and now wars and "regime changes" are justified by the events of that day:

U.S. President George W Bush ... defended the war in Iraq, telling Americans the United States was forced into war because of the Sept 11 terror strikes. [Japan Today 17/06/05]

"The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century" effectively thrust PNAC's radical ideas to the fore...

The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and concerns that another similar attack might follow, gave Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld "a tremendous sense of urgency" in pushing his transformation effort ... . Rumsfeld said ... the Sept. 11 attacks underscored the importance of the transformation program he announced Sept. 10, 2001. [American Forces Press Service]

...so were the events of 9/11 governmentally orchestrated?

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

There were many exercises prior to 9/11 which related specifically to the events of that day:

NORAD conducted exercises with fighter jets simulating hijacked planes flown into the World Trade Center in the two years before the attacks. Pentagon planners also envisioned the attack on the Pentagon five months before it happened.

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On June 2, 2001 PNAC signatory Paul Wolfowitz predicted a military surprise:

"Military history is full of surprises, even if few are as dramatic or memorable as Pearl Harbor. Surprises happen so often, that is is surprising that we're still surprised by it. ... Be prepared to be surprised. Have courage." [defenselink.mil]

From July 26, 2001 John Ashcroft stopped traveling on commercial airlines:

In response to inquiries from CBS News over why Ashcroft was traveling exclusively by leased jet aircraft instead of commercial airlines, the Justice Department cited what it called a "threat assessment" by the FBI, and said Ashcroft has been advised to travel only by private jet for the remainder of his term. [CBS News]

World Trade Center staff received evacuation drills prior to 9/11:

Ben Fountain, 42, a financial analyst with Fireman's Fund, was coming out of the Chambers Street Station, headed for his office on the 47th floor of the south tower. "How could they let this happen? They knew this building was a target. Over the past few weeks we'd been evacuated a number of times, which is unusual. I think they had an inkling something was going on." [People]

On September 10 top Pentagon officials were compelled to cancel travel plans:

On Sept. 10, NEWSWEEK has learned, a group of top Pentagon officials suddenly canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security concerns. [MSNBC 9/24/2001]

Also on September 10 Willie Brown, the former Mayor of San Francisco, was warned about air travel:

Brown received a warning about 10 PM on the evening of September 10 to be cautious about air travel. He was scheduled to fly to into New York City. Brown refuses to say exactly who gave him the prescient warning, citing only "my security people at the airport." [SFGate 9/12/2001]

President Bush's cousin had a fortunate change of venue for a September 11 business conference:

President Bush's cousin should have been in the World Trade Centre when it was attacked. Jim Pierce, managing director of AON Corporations, had arranged a business conference on the 105th floor of the South Tower where its New York offices were based. But his group was too large so they decided to move across the street to the Millennium Hotel. [Annova]

An imminent attack was forecast...

"The Director of the CIA warned that there could be an attack—an imminent attack—on the United States of this nature. So this is not entirely unexpected." [Memory Hole]

...maybe that's why FEMA was in New York on September 10.

The above may be seen as coincidences, but also consider the following:

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"...there are all kinds of reasons we thought [the 9/11 Commission was] set up to fail. We got started late. We had a very short time frame, indeed we had to get it extended. We did not have enough money. They were afraid we were gonna hang somebody, that we would point the finger."

 9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton

All of the above cannot be dismissed as coincidental. PNAC demanded a "catastrophic and catalyzing event", they got it, and a cover-up ensued. The Nazis attempted to initiate a New World Order by burning the Reichstag, and it is apparent that an identical objective lay behind the 9/11 attacks.


"There is a chance for the President of the United States to use the disaster . . . to carry out what his father - a phrase his father used I think only once, and it hasn't been used since - and that is a New World Order."

Senator Gary Hart,
Sept. 14, 2001 [mp3]

The attacks had the desired catalysing effect...

"I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you ... and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."

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...and gave the US government the green light to start a pre-planned war in Afghanistan - how convenient it was that the head of the Northern Alliance was assassinated on September 9, 2001.

He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, “I don’t know.” ... So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. ... “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

The attacks also created a much needed enemy and the unread the USA Patriot Act stripped US citizens of liberties under the guise of fighting terrorism.

"Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death." - Adolph Hitler

Watch this History Channel documentary excerpt detailing the burning of the Reichstag and note the parallels to today's 'War on Terror', then read these Bush family connections to 9/11 and dictatorship.

"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator" - G.W. Bush


 

[CNN 12/18/00]

“Who gives a flying fuck what the polls say,” he screamed at a recent strategy meeting. “I’m the President and I’ll do whatever I goddamned please. They don’t know shit.” [Capitol Hill Blue 8/25/05]
2001 US Naziesque stamp - click for details "Fascism will come to this country and it will come disguised as Americanism" - Governor Huey Long

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps:

Another 'al Qaeda' attack would result in America coming under military rule.

NSPD 51 has barely been reported by the mainstream media. ... This Combined Directive ... grants unprecedented powers to the Presidency and the Department of Homeland Security, overriding the foundations of Constitutional government. NSPD 51 allows the sitting president to declare a “national emergency” without Congressional approval. The adoption of NSPD 51 would lead to the de facto closing down of the Legislature and the militarization of justice and law enforcement ... NSPD 51 grants extraordinary Police State powers to the White House and Homeland Security (DHS), in the event of a "Catastrophic Emergency". [GlobalResearch.ca]

The Constitution of the United States would be consigned to history.

PATRIOT Act II would become legislation - not nice.

Plans for establishing civilian labor camps have been drafted and detention camps are being built.

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." - President Harry S. Truman.

See also:

Highly-Credible People Question 9/11
9/11 WTC Explosions: The Official Collapse Theory Implodes
Fake Terror - The Road To War And Dictatorship
Seekin' that Ol' 911 Truth
9/11 Index of What Really Happened


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