“A breakthrough in the study of State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADS). Never before have truth-seekers countered with such a comprehensive response to a likely false-flag operation so soon after it happened.” –David Ray Griffin “A necessary set of challenging responses to the Islamophobic manipulation of the Charlie Hebdo incident, suggesting the urgent relevance of dissent and suspicion in response to official versions of controversial events.”- Richard Falk
Daniel Bruno Interviews Kevin Barrett about Charlie Hebdo
Daniel Bruno interviews Dr, Kevin Barrett about Charlie Hebdo
Zafar Bangash, editor, Crescent Magazine
Kevin Barrett, Press TV commentator and Veterans Today editor
Barry Chamish, author and investigative journalist
John Cobb, theology professor
Oe Dammegard, author
Lawrence Davidson, history professor
Laurent Guyénot, author
Anthony Hall, professor of Globalization Studies
Barbara Honegger, author and journalism professor
Shaykh Imran Hosein, Islamic scholar and geopolitical analyst
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Thaddeus Kozinski, humanities professor
Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, Tikkun
Cynthia McKinney, six-term congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate
John Andrew Morrow, professor of Islamic Studies
Ashahed Muhammad, editor, The Final Call
Paul Craig Roberts, former editor of the Wall Street Journal and presidential advisor
Alain Soral, philosopher-activist
Yvonne Ridley, journalist
Ibrahim Soudy, structural engineer
Webster Tarpley, historian
Andre Vltchek, journalist and filmmaker
Obama Voters Questioning the War on Terror
Fatna Bellouchi fatnabell(at)yahoo.com
According to Dr. Barrett, voters elected Barack Hussein Obama to the presidency for one overriding reason: They were skeptical about the Bush Administration’s War on Terror. After rigorously scrutinizing the so-called War on Terror, the book concludes that this concept is an empty propaganda ploy that must be exposed and rejected if Obama voters are to get the change they voted for.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, author of Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (publication date July 1st, 2009) writes:
“The election of Barack Hussein Obama tacked a giant flashing neon question mark onto the Bush Administration’s much-ballyhooed but never clearly defined ‘War on Terror.’ Surveys showed that McCain voters, like Bush voters before them, were heavily motivated by fear of terrorists. Obama voters, on the other hand, were more worried about the economy.
“By voting for a dark-skinned guy with a Muslim father, a middle name Hussein and a last name that sounds like Osama, Americans were saying they didn’t buy the Fox News propaganda demonizing Arabs, Muslims, and other vaguely dark-skinned people with funny names.
“By voting for the man they perceived as the anti-war candidate, Americans were re-stating the message they had sent in 2006: End the war NOW already! (What is it about the word NOW that the politicians don’t understand?)
“The rejection of the Republicans was also a rejection of torture. Obama campaigned for ending torture and closing Guantanamo, and the voters responded enthusiastically.
“Obama’s election showed the voters sensed a close connection between Bush’s hugely expensive, ruinous War on Terror and the economic difficulties America is facing. By running up a ten trillion dollar deficit and dragging America’s good name through the mud, Bush had wrecked the economy. Perhaps Obama, the peace candidate whose top priority was the economy, would be able to fix it.”
Dr. Barrett uses rigorous analysis and just plain common sense to show that Obama voters were right: the War on Terror is a profoundly dubious enterprise. He begins with the observation that Americans are thirty times more likely to die from lightning strikes, and ten times more likely to drown in their bathtubs, than to be killed by terrorists: “Should we declare war against lightning bolts and bathtubs? Should we install PA systems in our bathrooms reminding us that the threat level of bathtub drowning has been raised to orange? Should we create a new Department of Bathtub Security (DBS) empowered to do sneak-and-peak warrantless searches of our bathrooms to make sure that we’re using no-slip bath-mats? Should we invade and occupy countries that we falsely blame for bathtub deaths? Would this be any crazier than what we’re doing now, allegedly due to the equally insignificant ‘terrorist threat’?”
Using the Socratic method, Questioning the War on Terror asks fifty-four hard questions that, taken together, effectively annihilate the central notion on which our post-9/11 political life has been based. It concludes with a list of twenty-two concrete actions that readers can take to end the War on Terror and achieve the change they voted for.
About the author:
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host. His website is http://www.truthjihad.com
Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (160 pages)
Publisher: Khadir Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2009
UK Book Tour: July 7th, London; July 11th, Liverpool. Contact Belinda McKenzie b.mckenzie(at)btinternet.com
In 2004, she began looking into the evidence against the official account of 9/11. She not only accepted it, but also – always known for her courage – announced her views, writing in 2007:
“Whoever is responsible for bringing to grisly fruition this new false-flag operation, which has been used to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as unprecedented assaults on research, education, and civil liberties, must be perversely proud of their efficient handiwork.
Certainly, 19 young Arab men and a man in a cave 7,000 miles away, no matter the level of their anger, could not have masterminded and carried out 9/11: the most effective television commercial in the history of Western civilization. I suggest that those of us aware and concerned demand that the glaringly erroneous official account of 9/11 be dismissed as a fraud and a new, thorough, and impartial investigation be undertaken.”
Dr. Lynn Margulis, Jewish. Married to Carl Sagan, mother of his children. Recognized by President Clinton as a top scientist in the 1990s.
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