The New Pearl Harbor:
Was the Bush Administration Complicit in 9/11?
[Editor's Note: It's gratifying, but still annoying, to read
the testimony of yet another Pajama Person (this reviewer) who has finally
managed to cut through the Tavistock
brain washing ("conspiracy theory" = non credible) and fire
up the old brain cells long enough to read the MOUNTAIN
of evidence that was ALREADY RESEARCHED by other authors and web site
writers more than TWO YEARS AGO which proves to anyone's satisfaction that
9/11 was an orchestrated event by the Illuminati to usher in the War
on Terrorism, Homeland
Security, the Patriot
Acts, and the Fourth Reich in America. Of course, you could say 'better
late than never', but it's not that simple. When one considers the accelerated
and UNOPPOSED cascade of capitulations to the loss of constitutional liberties
and the imposition of Big Brother tyranny by the duplicitous traitors in
congress working in tandem with the treasonous stooges in the executive
branch, the RATE at which supposedly intelligent people, like this reviewer,
wake up to the NWO takeover agenda, will not occur fast enough to rescue
the constitution from obliteration. It's a case of too few waking up too
late. I was just listening to a 3AM radio interview last night with Chris
Carnicom on the topic of chemtrails over KPFK
out of Los Angeles. One caller named David was nearly apoplectic in his
outrage over official denial and the media coverup of the chemtrail story
while overhead skies are daily being plastered with spewed poisons. David
said that he couldn't understand why the public isn't going nuts and demanding
answers from public offiicials, but David himself only began to notice chemtrails
a couple of months ago while the skies over his head have been plastered
with chemtrails for
over SIX YEARS now.
While the public's attention is being diverted with emotional
non-issues like Mel Gibson's Last
Passion movie, Janet
Jackson's right breast, Michael Jackson's arrest, etc.,etc., the house
just passed the "Howard Stern" censure bill that will effectively
remove from the airwaves any radio broadcaster who dares express a thought
not in compliance with the 'approved thoughts' of Big Brother Bush. People
need to be reminded to not focus on (or react to) the diversion, but rather
look for the real story in the background. Even more important, don't lose
sight of the fact that ALL national news 'events' are STAGED using pawns
and mind controlled puppets (the Jacksons) in order to arrive at a desired
political outcome. The Illuminati has been, and continues, to follow a pre-written
SCRIPT of events that show up on the 6 O'Clock News...Ken Adachi].
by Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether
March 11, 2004
(Forward courtesy of Susan Ford [Brice
Until recently I dismissed the suggestions that the Bush administration
might have been complicit in allowing 9/11 to happen as groundless "conspiracy
theory." I regarded the federal investigative bureaucracies as suffering
from a "lock the barn door after the horse has escaped" syndrome.
American government agencies seemed to me to be full of repressive energy
and exaggerated overreach after some atrocity had occurred, but remarkably
incompetent when it came to preventing something in advance. There is no
question that the Bush administration has profited greatly from the 9/11
attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but I did not imagine
that they could have actually known they were being planned and deliberately
allowed them to happen..
Thus it was with some skepticism that I agreed to read the
new book written by David Ray Griffin, a process theologian from the Claremont
School of Theology (Claremont, California), that argues the case for just
such complicity. This book, The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about
the Bush Administration and 9/11, is due for release in January, 2004. Griffin
admits that he too was skeptical toward such suggestions until he began
to actually read the evidence that has been accumulated by a number of researchers,
both in the United States and Europe. As he became increasingly convinced
that there was a case for complicity, he planned to write an article, but
this quickly grew into a book.
The first startling piece of evidence that Griffin puts forward
is establishing the motive among leaders in the Bush administration for
allowing such an attack. Already in 2000 the right-wing authors of the "Project
for the New American Century: Rebuilding America's Defenses," opined
that the military expansion they desired would be difficult unless a "new
Pearl Harbor" occurred. They had outlined plans for a major imperial
expansion of American power that included a greatly increased military budget
and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, primarily to secure oil supplies,
but also to control the region generally. But they believed that the American
people would not have the will for such actions without some devastating
attack from outside that would galvanize them through fear and anger to
support it. In short, they had already envisioned facilitating a major attack
on the United States in order to gain the public support for their policy
Griffin then shows the considerable evidence that the Bush
administration knew in advance that such an attack was being planned, despite
claims by the administration that such an attack was completely unanticipated.
As early as 1995 the Philippine police conveyed to the U.S. information
found on an Al-Queda computer that detailed "Project Bojinka"
that envisioned hyjacking planes and flying them into targets, such as the
World Trade Center, the White House and the Pentagon. By July of 2001 the
CIA and the FBI had intercepted considerable information that such an attack
was planned for the Fall. Leaders of several different countries, including
the Taliban in Afghanistan, as well as leaders of Russia, Britain, Jordan,
Egypt and Israel, conveyed information to the United States that such an
attack was being planned. It appears not only that all these warnings were
disregarded, but that investigations into them were obstructed.
The actual events of September 11 leave many puzzling questions.
Standard procedures for intervention when a plane goes off course were not
followed in the case of all four airplanes. Within ten minutes of evidence
that a plane has been hyjacked standard procedures call for fighter jets
to intervene and demand that the plane follow it to an airport. If the plane
fails to obey, it should be shot down. There was time for this to happen
before the plane was over New York City in the case of the first jet and
more than ample time in the case of the second. Moreover when the order
was finally given to intervene, it was not to McGuire Air Force Base in
New Jersey, seventy miles from New York City, but from Otis Air National
Guard in Cape Cod.
Griffin also examines unexplained issues about the other two
planes. Eye witnesses and on-site evidence suggests that a missile or guided
fighter aircraft, not a large commercial plane, crashed into the Pentagon.
Moreover the part of the Pentagon that was hit was not where high ranking
generals were working, but an area under repair with few military officials.
Flight #93 was the only plane shot down, although only after it appeared
passengers were on the verge of taking control. Griffin also examines the
conduct of President Bush on that day, giving considerable evidence that
he knew of the first crash immediately after it happened, but delayed his
response for some half a hour, nonchalantly continuing with a photo op with
elementary school children.
These are only a few details of the myriad data that Griffin
assembles to show that, not only did the Bush administration have detailed
information that such attacks were going to occur on September 11 and failed
to carry through protective responses in advance, but that they also obstructed
the standard procedures to intervene in these events on the actual day it
Griffin concludes the book with some considerable evidence
of the way the Bush Administration has obstructed any independent investigation
of 9/11 since it occurred, both withholding key documents and insisting
that the official investigation, when it was set up, limit itself to recommendations
about how to avoid such an event in the future, and not focus on how it
actually was able to happen. Griffin writes in a precise and careful fashion,
avoiding inflammatory rhetoric. He argues for a high probability for the
Bush Administration's complicity in allowing and facilitating the attacks,
based not on any one conclusive piece of evidence, but the sheer accumulation
of all of the data. He concludes by calling for a genuinely independent
investigative effort that would examine all this evidence. He himself plans
to send the book to the Kean Commission presently charged with that task,
even though he has doubts about its real independence.
I personally found Griffin's book both convincing and chilling.
If the complicity of the Bush Administration to which he points is true,
then Americans have a far greater problem on their hands than even the more
ardent anti-war critics have imagined. If the administration would do this,
what else would they do to maintain and expand their power?
(Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether has been a pioneer Christian
feminist theologian for over three decades and is among the most widely
read theologians in the world. Her book, Sexism and God-Talk, a classic
in the field of theology, remains the only systematic feminist treatment
of the Christian symbols to date. With wide-ranging scholarship, Dr. Ruether
has written and edited over thirty books and hundreds of articles and reviews.)
Foreword by Richard Falk
"It will be painful, and disturbing, to turn the pages
of this thoughtful and meticulously researched book. But turn we must. For
we owe the truth to those who died, and nothing less." -- Colleen Kelly,
sister of Bill Kelly, Jr., who was killed in the North Tower of the World
Trade Center on 9/11, and Co-Founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful
>From a skeptical vantage-point, but also taking to heart
the classic idea that those who benefit from a crime ought to at least be
investigated, Griffin, an eminent philosopher and theologian, brings together
an account of the national tragedy that is far more logical than the one
we've been asked to believe. Gathering stories from the mainstream press,
reports from other countries, the work of other researchers, and the contradictory
words of members of the Bush administration themselves, Griffin presents
a case that leaves very little doubt that the attacks of 9/11 need to be
The disturbing questions emerge from every part of the story,
from every angle, until it is impossible not to seriously doubt the official
story, and suspect its architects of enormous deception. Long a teacher
of ethics and systematic theology, Griffin writes with compelling and passionate
logic, urging readers to draw their own conclusions from the evidence outlined.
The New Pearl Harbor rings with the conviction that it is possible, even
today, to search
for the truth; it is a stirring call that we demand a real investigation
into what happened on 9/11.
David Ray Griffin has been a professor of philosophy of religion
and theology at the Claremont School of Theology in California for over
30 years. He is co-director of the Center for Process Studies there and
the author or editor of over 20 books.
"That 9/11 has become a defining moment in our history
cannot be gainsaid. But its exact significance is an exceedingly contentious
question notwithstanding the seeming clarity of prevailing accounts. David
Ray Griffin deconstructs those accounts with a host of unresolved puzzles
strongly suggestive of some sort of culpable complicity by US officials
in the event. His book presents an incontrovertible argument of the need
for a genuinely full and independent investigation of that infamous day."
Presidential Professor of Religion and Political Science, Emeritus,
"David Ray Griffin has done admirable and painstaking
research in reviewing the mysteries surrounding the 9-11 attacks. It is
the most persuasive argument I have seen for further investigation of the
Bush administration's relationship to that historic and troubling event."
-- Howard Zinn
"Was the U.S.'s failure to defend itself against the
attacks on Sept. 11 a comedy of errors or a brilliant, if cynical, plot
by highly placed government officials, or something else? We'll never know
as long as the administration stonewalls efforts to get information. But
such relatively reliable information as is now available is assembled in
this book, so that citizens can come to more informed judgments about the
nature and functioning of our government. This is a must read for all who
want to get past the conspiracy of silence and mystification that surrounds
-- John B. Cobb, Jr.,
Professor of Theology, Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology
and Claremont Graduate University
"This book is as full of research and authoritative notes
as a field full of springtime daisies. The author raises frightening questions,
and the questions beg for answers. One thing we can conclude for certain.
The events surrounding 9-11, both before and after, cannot be simply swept
under the rug of conventional wisdom unless we allow it. This book gives
us a foundation to discover the truth, one that we may not wish to hear."
-- Gerry Spence
"David Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor belongs on the
book shelves of all those who, in any way, doubt the veracity of the accounts
presented to the public by the Bush administration concerning the worst
terrorist attack in America's history. The facts presented in this book
are disturbing -- and they should be. Griffin's book goes a long way in
answering the age-old question inherent in American political scandals:
What did the President know, and when did he know it?"
-- Wayne Madsen, author, journalist, syndicated columnist
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