The PATRIOT Act And The Whistleblowers Who Challenged Mass Surveillance After 9/11

26 October 2021 — THE DISSENTER

Mark Klein, former AT&T technician who blew the whistle on NSA warrantless wiretapping (Photo: insunlight)

[Editor’s Note: To mark the 20th anniversary of the rise of the American security state after the September 11th attacks, The Dissenter continues a retrospective on this transformation in policing and government.]

Mark Klein worked for over twenty years as a technician for the AT&T Corporation. He blew the whistle on the AT&T’s collaboration with the National Security Agency, which allowed for warrantless wiretapping of phone and internet communications.

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The 2nd Afghan War & US Retreat from Central Asia

11 September 2021 — Jack Rasmus

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by jackrasmus

(The following are my reflections on the 20 year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks)

Today, September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the Afghan war. But which one?

There were actually two Afghan wars. The first began within a few weeks of the 9-11 tragedy, when the US was attacked by Al Queda with the assistance of elements of the Saudi Arabia ruling elite.

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Second Stage Terror Wars

12 May 2021 — Edward Curtin

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” – William Casey, CIA Director, Feb. 1981

It is well known that the endless U.S. war on terror was overtly launched following the mass murders of September 11, 2001 and the linked anthrax attacks.   The invasion of Afghanistan and the Patriot Act were immediately justified by those insider murders, and subsequently the wars against Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc.  So too the terrorizing of the American people with constant fear-mongering about imminent Islamic terrorist attacks from abroad that never came.

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Media Pseudo-Debates and the Silence of Leftist Critics

21 March 2021 — Edward Curtin

Edward Curtin

The Incompetent, Negligent, Mishandling, Miscalculating Elite Blunderers

You’ve heard of them, no doubt, the U.S. rulers who can’t rule too well and are always getting surprised by events or fed bad advice by their underlings.  Their “mistakes” are always well intentioned.  They stumble into wars through faulty intelligence.  They drop the ball because of bureaucratic mix-ups.

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WATCH: Justice Rising – 9/11 Truth Conference

14 September 2020 — Off Guardian

* WATCH: Justice Rising – 9/11 Truth Conference Day 3
https://off-guardian.org/2020/09/14/watch-justice-rising-9-11-truth-conference-day-3/

* WATCH: Justice Rising – 9/11 Truth Conference Day 2
https://off-guardian.org/2020/09/13/watch-justice-rising-9-11-truth-conference-day-2/

* WATCH: Justice Rising – 9/11 Truth Conference Day 1
https://off-guardian.org/2020/09/12/watch-justice-rising-9-11-truth-conference-day-1/

* WATCH: COVID-911 – From Homeland Security to Biosecurity
https://off-guardian.org/2020/09/13/watch-covid-911-from-homeland-security-to-biosecurity/

WATCH: COVID-911 – From Homeland Security to Biosecurity

13 September 2020 — Off Guardian

9/11, as we were told repeatedly in the days, weeks, and months after the attack, was the day that changed everything. And now a new event has come along to once again throw the world into chaos. But whereas the post-9/11 era introduced America to the concept of homeland security, the COVID-19 era is introducing the world to an altogether more abstract concept: biosecurity. This is the story of the COVID-911 security state.

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From 9/11 to the Great Reset. From Al Qaeda to Covid The Virus…

11 September 2020 — Asia Times

Davos types issue a new ‘with us or against us’ ultimatum eerily reminiscent of the old 9/11 world

This article was originally published on Asia Times.

9/11 was the foundation stone of the new millennium – ever as much indecipherable as the Mysteries of Eleusis. A year ago, on Asia Times, once again I raised a number of questions that still find no answer.

A lightning speed breakdown of the slings and arrows of outrageous (mis)fortune trespassing these two decades will certainly include the following. The end of history. The short unipolar moment. The Pentagon’s Long War. Homeland Security. The Patriot Act. Shock and Awe. The tragedy/debacle in Iraq. The 2008 financial crisis. The Arab Spring. Color revolutions. “Leading from behind”. Humanitarian imperialism. Syria as the ultimate proxy war. The ISIS/Daesh farce. The JCPOA. Maidan. The Age of Psyops. The Age of the Algorithm. The Age of the 0.0001%.

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From Terrorists to Viruses: Dystopian Progress

7 September, 2020 — Ed Curtin

By Ed Curtin

For anyone old enough to have been alive and aware of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and of so-called COVID-19 in 2020, memory may serve to remind one of an eerie parallel between the two operations.  However, if memory has been expunged by the work of one’s forgettery or deleted by the corporate media flushing it down the memory hole, or if knowledge is lacking, or maybe fear or cognitive dissonance is blocking awareness, I would like to point out some similarities that might perk one up to consider some parallels and connections between these two operations.

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9/11 Whistleblowers

6 September 2019 — The Corbett Report

“But someone would have talked,” say the self-styled skeptics who believe the government’s official conspiracy theory of 9/11. But there’s a problem with this logically fallacious non-argument. “Someone” did talk. In fact, numerous people have come out to blow the whistle on the events of September 11, 2001, and the cover-up that surrounds those events. These are the stories of the 9/11 Whistleblowers . [long.]
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We are all hostages of 9/11

12 September 2019 — Asia Times

We are all hostages of 9/11

A hijacked plane crashes into the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001 in New York. Photo: AFP / Seth McAllister

After years of reporting on the Global War on Terror, many questions behind the US attacks remain unresolved

By Pepe Escobar

Afghanistan was bombed and invaded because of 9/11. I was there from the start, even before 9/11. On August 20, 2001, I interviewed commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the “Lion of the Panjshir,” who told me about an “unholy alliance” of the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the ISI (Pakistani intel).

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18 Years after 9/11 Attacks: Selected Stories

11 September 2019 — Global Research

Where Was Osama bin Laden on September 10, 2001? One Day Before 9/11. His Whereabouts Were Known

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

This CBS Report suggests that Osama bin Laden had been admitted to a Pakistani Military hospital in Rawalpindi on the 10th local time, less than 24 hours before the terrorist attacks. Read more…
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Newly Released FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks by Whitney Webb

17 May 2019 — Mint Press

‘The Dancing Israelis’

New information released by the FBI has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

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9/11 Opens Up an Era of Global Crisis, Upheaval and Militarization: Selected Articles

11 September 2018 — Global Research News

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history,  a decisive watershed, a breaking point.

Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11.

September 11 2001 opens up an era of crisis, upheaval and militarization of American society. The post September 11, 2001 era is marked by the outright criminalization of the US State, including its judicial, foreign policy, national security and intelligence apparatus.

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The Mysterious Frank Taylor Report: The 9/11 Document that Launched US-NATO’s “War on Terrorism” in the Middle East. By Prof. Niels Harrit

21 March 2018 — Global Research

We call them ‘the 9/11 wars’ – the seemingly unending destruction of the Middle East and North Africa which has been going on for the last seventeen years. As revealed by Gen. Wesley Clark,[1] these wars were already anticipated in September 2001.

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9/11: Do You Still Believe that Al Qaeda Masterminded the Attacks?

12 September 2017 — Global Research

Sixteen years ago, Bush officially launched the “Global War on Terrorism”, paving the way for a war without borders. The corporate media backed this illegal act of war which in turn galvanized the public for immediate support. Did  Americans unhesitatingly buy the allegations that Al-Qaeda masterminded the WTC attack and that Osama bin Laden was  the number one enemy of the Western world? 

After 16 years of unrelenting debunking of the 9/11 official narratives by genuine progressive activists, do Americans still believe what their government told them?

Below is a selection of articles.

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