Monday, October 31, 2011

The 9/11 Commission claims that “we found no evidence”

We should examine the many "we found no evidence" disclaimers from the 9/11 Commission Report more closely. Doing so leads to a better understanding of how false that report really is, and the Commission's feigned ignorance of evidence might help reveal the truth about what happened that day.

And if you missed this, I had an interesting experience on NPR two months ago and made a short video about it. I'm not good at making videos, but the point is made.

I got another shot at Jonathan Kay on the tenth anniversary, with equal time.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Daniele Ganser: The Terrorist Attacks of September 11 2001. What Do We Know Ten Years Later? A Historical Investigation

["The Terrorist Attacks of September 11 2001. What Do We Know Ten Years Later? A Historical Investigation"

Daniele Ganser's presentation is a pre-taped lecture that will be viewed on Thursday, October 20th, at 7:15 pm in Fine Arts room 015.  On October 24th, there will be a follow-up video conference with Daniele Ganser, who is in Basel Switzerland on Monday, October 24th, at 12:00 pm in Myers Hall, room 209. See below for details.  ~ B.B.]

Fall 2011 Making War, Making Peace

Public Lecture - The Terrorist Attacks of September 11 2001. What Do We Know Ten Years Later? A Historical Investigation

Daniele GanserDaniele Ganser,
Basel University, Switzerland

LECTURE (Pre-Taped Video)
When: Thursday, October 20 @ 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Where: Fine Arts 015
This lecture is a pre-taped video lecture.

Monday, October 24 @ 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Where: Myers Hall 209

Departmental Sponsors:
College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies Program


Do we know today what happened on 9/11? As a historian facing this question, I find that there are two completely different narratives in the U.S. One narrative claims that 9/11 was carried out by Osama Bin Laden and a group of Muslim terrorists. This narrative can be labeled as that of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and is the official version of events. A completely different narrative of 9/11 was offered by U.S. Professor David Ray Griffin, who claims that the Bush administration manipulated 9/11 in one way or another and was thus involved in the crime and used it as a pretext for wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is the alternative version of events. I will present the most important claims of both Cheney and Griffin and show where and why they contradict each other. I will also demonstrate that this controversial 9/11 debate reaches audiences across the world including Japan, Switzerland, Pakistan, Germany and Russia.

Daniele Ganser is a Swiss historian who specializes in international relations and international history from 1945 to today. He studied Ancient and Modern History, Philosophy, English Literature and International Relations at Basel University in Switzerland, Amsterdam University in the Netherlands, and at the London School of Economics and Political Science in England. He obtained his Masters degree in history summa cum laude and his PhD in history insigni cum laude. His PhD "NATO's Secret Armies. Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe" was translated into ten languages. He speaks German, Italian, English and French.

His research interests are peace research, geostrategy, secret warfare, resource wars, globalization and human rights. He served as Senior Researcher with the Think Tank Avenir Suisse and the Center for Security Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In cooperation with the Swiss Foreign Ministry (the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) he investigated the impact of globalization on war and peace and researched how Swiss and international companies support and profit from war, or alternatively, promote peace through corporate social responsibility. He teaches at Basel University in Switzerland and has been invited several times by the Swiss parliament and Swiss national television to offer his expertise on matters of foreign and security policy.

Background reading:

Ganser D. 2005. Terrorism in Western Europe: An Approach to NATO's Secret Stay-behind Armies. Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations. Winter/Spring 69-95.

Operation Gladio Returns?

[Daniele Ganser, the preeminent authority on Operation Gladio, will be giving a pre-taped presentation on the theme: 9/11 Ten Years Later, on Thursday, October 20th, at 7:15 pm in Fine Arts room 015 on the campus of Indiana University - Bloomington.  Danieler Ganser is the author of NATO's Secret Armies, Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe.   He resides in Basel, Switzerland.  For details about his presentation and a follow up teleconference scheduled for Monday, October 24th at 12:00 pm in Myers Hall, room 209, see:


The event, which is free and open to the public is sponsored by  College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies Program ~ B.B.]


Operation Gladio Returns?


Kurt Nimmo
October 17, 2011

The corporate media is famous for only telling you part of the story.

In the news item below, published by The Australian, we are told that there is a possible terror campaign afoot in Germany and it is reminiscent of the Baader-Meinhof operations in the 1970s and may represent "a far-left campaign of violence."

In fact, there was no "far-left campaign of violence" in the 1970s. The violence was orchestrated by the CIA and MI6 through NATO under Operation Gladio.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

FOX News documentary on Anwar al-Awlaki "The American Terrorist"

[Although the FOX News documentary is largely a propaganda piece to build up Anwar al-Awlaki's "street cred." as a terrorist, there are enough tell-tale indications that he was some sort of intelligence asset contained in this video to be worth watching. ~ B.B.]


The American Terrorist


Fox News Special


(Full Episode)