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The Politics of Terror and Mass Persuasion
by Will Thomas
Email: willthomas (nospam) telus.net
28 Dec 2001
I felt I was in danger. I knew I had accumulated enough
evidence to prove that a silent coup had taken place in the country of my birth. The next day, on further reflection, I relaxed. I realized that the coup now grinning in our faces had
taken place years ago - in places like Pearl Harbor, the Gulf of Tonkin, Dealey Plaza, Waco, Ruby
Ridge, Long Island Sound and Oklahoma City.
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Preface to "ALL FALL DOWN: The Politics of Terror and Mass Persuasion"
From Will Thomas, Canada; Mon, 12 Nov 2001
It's done. For now. Long weeks, days, nights of research, checking, writing, checking, more
research done under "emergency" conditions with the understanding every minute that this
information must get out - before it is too late.
For the hour is late. The situation is grave. Not all of the terrorists targeting us are from the Middle
My hope and my prayer is that when enough people who sense something is wrong in the stories we
are being fed learn what is really going on - this cynical charade will backfire on those who have
instigated, facilitated or benefited from such deadly deceptions.
My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of the writers included in this book. Please visit their websites.
Please buy their books. I have chosen the very best participants, analysts and journalists to quote.
Full attributions are provided.
My blessings and heartfelt thanks as well to all of you who continue to send me fully referenced
analysis and news updates. There is no way I could have written this book while searching the net
with the dedication and diligence of you who insist on digging for the truth.
Or at least unearthing as many puzzle pieces as possible.
In ALL FALL DOWN: The Politics of Terror and Mass Persuasion I have let those pieces fall where
they would to form a pattern that, while still unfolding, is plain for us to see.
Nearly 40 years as a professional journalist are in this book. Every bit of craft and experience I
posses has gone into its pages. I started from the only possible premise to insure its accuracy: that
there was no conspiracy, that the events explained by the biggest broadcasters on this planet happened
exactly as portrayed.
I do not believe that now.
I am very concerned. Halfway through writing AFD, I awoke one night in alarm over the evidence
coming together so far. My heart beat fast. I felt I was in danger. I knew I had accumulated enough
evidence to prove that a silent coup had taken place in the country of my birth.
The next day, on further reflection, I relaxed. I realized that the coup now grinning in our faces had
taken place years ago - in places like Pearl Harbor, the Gulf of Tonkin, Dealey Plaza, Waco, Ruby
Ridge, Long Island Sound and Oklahoma City.
Only this time 100,000 U.S. troops have been mobilized to monitor "internal security" checkpoints.
This time, laws that read like the wish-list of a Fourth Reich have been passed. If this legislative
momentum continues with the latest CDC proposals, within a few weeks entire communities can be
rounded up, taken to stadiums, held indefinitely and forcibly inoculated.
For our own good, of course.
Our best hopes remain in each other, in the net, in the spirit that moves within us all. We can turn
this around. We must turn this around. We will turn this around.
I believe that people everywhere have had enough of lies and manipulations. We are finished
following politicians who will not answer us or look us in the eye. I take heart from the peaceful
revolutions that deposed despots throughout the former communist bloc. I draw inspiration from
black South Africa whose people, after regaining their power from a vicious apartheid regime, chose
instead of retribution a Court of Reconciliation.
The propaganda that passes as "news" would have us believe in a dangerous world where everyone is
out to get us, where murder and mayhem are common, where only the strong survive.
This is not true.
I have been fortunate to travel this beautiful planet extensively, in peacetime and during another
manufactured Middle Eastern war. Everywhere I went I found people of all perspectives and
persuasions open and responsive to someone coming from his heart.
Recycle your TV into some useful object. Let the newspapers remain as trees in the forest where
they belong. Do not be afraid. Do not believe the lies.
Love. Laugh. Give thanks. Bless your life and each other.
Thank you for your time, your love, your encouragement and support.
For the children of all species,
Excerpt: "ALL FALL DOWN: The Politics of Terror and Mass Persuasion - by
"Nothing would be what it is. Because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise, what it
is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"
- Alice in Wonderland
Rightly or wrongly, Alice had it right. Or, as that great Yogi named Berra once said, "When you
come to a fork in the road, take it."
Confuse people long enough (about 25 seconds for the average TV viewer) - and they will click
channels, tune into less arduous distractions, and reset their brains to "snooz" control.
It's a time-tested formula. Everyone who runs a scam for personal, political or financial gain relies
on their audience's fractured attention to get away with story lines that seem absolutely compelling in
the heat of some manufactured moment - but collapse into complete nonsense if we run the tape back
and view it frame-by-frame.
Take the events Sept. 11, 2001. Absolutely riveting video, relentlessly repeated. Authoritative news
anchors looking dazed and grim, throwing out official statements like lifelines to millions of dazed
and desperate viewers drowning in shock and disorientation.
It couldn't be real, but it had to be true.
* * *
So we bought it. Or most of it anyway. We didn't ask why intelligence agencies who couldn't catch a
whiff of the most complex "hit" since the invasion of Normandy knew the names of 19 cremated
hijackers and their renal-challenged ringleader within 48 hours of attacks that killed 50,000, no
25,000, no 6,000, no 2,500 people..
We didn't ask how frightened young men who couldn't fly Cessnas could navigate and steer heavy
jets into their targets. Or why none of their names turned up on the passenger lists of the four
airplanes they were supposed to have commandeered. (Total number of Middle Easterners among
257 passengers and crew: zero.)
We didn't ask what the United and American pilots (three of them military veterans) were doing
while men armed with quarter-inch knives demanded death to fellow Americans, why their cockpit
conversations were never released, why eight indestructible "black boxes" holding the keys to so
many questions were rendered "inoperable" while hijackers' paper passports escaped explosions and
We didn't ask why a plane supposedly driven by its passengers into two separate crash sites in the
Pennsylvania countryside came apart in mid-air. Or why the president of the United States remained
more interested in the story of a pet goat than reports of airliners crashing into Manhattan
skyscrapers and the Pentagon.
We didn't ask why U.S. forces were poised to attack across the Tajikistan border into Afghanistan in
an assault announced last June - but could not scramble a single fighter to defend the U.S. capitol
before three airliners hit their targets on a sunny morning in September.
We didn't ask why the CIA met with an ailing Osama bin Laden in an American hospital as the
biggest British battle fleet since the Falklands sailed for waters off Afghanistan, why Washington
gave the Taliban $43 millions in May, or why the FBI and Attorney General of the United States
repeatedly ignored warnings and blocked investigations into the impending attacks.
We didn't ask what the CIA was doing in the upper echelons of Big Banks that profited hugely from
"short-selling"; United and American Airlines stocks in the final days before someone dialed 9.11.
We didn't ask why the head of the WTC arson investigation told reporters there were "explosive
devices" in the building, why so few survivors were burned, or why New York firefighters were
dragged away from Ground Zero just when the site was becoming safe and they were getting close to
the bottom of things.
* * *
We did not ask because we were not told what had really happened.
Like good Germans in Hitler's heyday, we looked the other way when more than 1,100
not-quite-white people bearing Middle Eastern names were thrown into U.S. prisons, interrogated,
abused, held without notifying their families or lawyers - without ever being charged with terrorist
acts. We were sure it couldn't happen to us.
Anthrax held us enthralled. Instead of asking what a "weaponized" strain of a decades old "Made In
The USA" bacteria was doing in silent letter bombs, we clamored for risky antidotes and even more
dangerous vaccines without stopping to consider that anthrax is not contagious, easily treated, rarely
fatal - and that bee stings pose a far more serious threat to most Americans.
Like frightened Germans after the Reichstag fire, we demanded that authorities "do something".
They did. A Constitution generations of Americans had given their lives to defend was suspended.
Laws were quickly passed permitting surveillance, assets seizure, arrest and detention of "suspects" -
without formal charges or judicial oversight. Evidence will be sealed. Special tribunals will hear
these cases. Forcible quarantine and inoculations are next.
A president who told Americans the day he "took" office - "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck
of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator" - appointed himself supreme ruler of a his new
Supreme National Security Council. A hundred thousand troops were called up for "internal
security". And we said thank God, not realizing that soon perhaps we could be busted for that, too.
* * *
Everyone knows the score by now.
FEMA is only for hurricanes, the Florida recount can wait, Timothy McVeigh blew up a big
building with the same sort of fertilizer used to cover up his cohorts, Osama bin Laden is an
ungrateful madman just like Saddam and Noriega and all the other thugs we've hugged, Bush's "War
on Drugs" is just as urgent and honest as his "War on Terrorism". And kids as precious as our own
being blown up in Afghanistan should just get out of the way.
We have to get bin Laden. Or maybe we don't. It's no longer clear. For sure, we have to topple the
Taliban. What they're doing to women must be stopped. But now our leaders say maybe it would be
okay if they rule the southern half of the country and let us take the rest where the pipelines have to
Pakistan is our ally. They are sending troops to fight on the side of the Taliban. They have nukes.
The general who heads their intelligence service sent $100,000 to a fanatic the FBI says led the
suicide planes against Manhattan. But it's okay now. The FBI complained and the general has
* * *
Already the vultures are gathering.
On Oct. 10, 2001 U.S. Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain called on the Pakistani oil minister to get
moving on the stalled Unocal pipeline from Turkmenistan across Afghanistan to a Pakistani port.
Selling oil and gas to China is back on the table she says, "in view of recent geopolitical
In the context of appeasing China, Chamberlain is an interesting name.
In the context of Sept. 11, China's ascension to the WTO before the WTC's dust had settled seemed
almost scripted. Like some kind of quid pro quo - you give us oil and a seat on the organization
divvying up the world, we do something for you.
What could that be? At least 15,000 Chinese Muslim troops have been sent to the defense of the
Some people think President Bush II's second modern "crusade" is a contest between Allah and
Christ. They are dangerously wrong. This war is being fought to reinstate the real "god" - gold, oil
You and I can switch to bicycles or electric cars. But militaries cannot convert to battery-operated
battleships or B-52s. The hi-tech allied armed forces needed to keep a lid on people being ripped off
- which includes just about everyone on the planet - is running out of oil. The world's biggest
remaining oil reserves are in the Caspian basin. A 20 billion barrel transfusion must begin flowing
through 48-inch arteries just as soon as they can be laid across Afghanistan - and injected into the
industrialized veins of increasingly desperate oil addicts.
Forget global warming, catastrophic climate change, the oppressed women of Afghanistan, the
starving millions shivering with the onset of winter, and millions more moderate Muslims who are
beginning to believe that Osama bin Laden is right. We're talking serious money here: $3 to $5
trillion worth of oil and natural gas, and hundreds of billions more in that other addiction supplied
by a country called Afghanistan.
An American administration intimately linked to the international drug trade and the banks that
launder its dirty money has been beside itself since the Taliban declared poppy-growing against
Shariah Islamic law. Maybe the mullahs were miffed at the CIA for cranking up Afghanistan's
heroin production to finance Osama bin Laden.
Their decree was issued 19 months ago. The fields are fallow; 60% of U.S. heroin imports have been
shut off. Junkies are having withdrawals almost as bad as the White House, where some $250 billion
a year in illicit drug money waters Wall Street, Big Banks, and various Bushes.
On the scale of national budgets, the only usable amounts of cash are in the drug trade. Everything
else is a digital dream. If the drugs stop flowing, the world economy will instantly collapse.
The "shadow" administration hopes Columbia can pick up the slack. But a few dedicated drug
enforcement officials haven't gotten the word. They keep cracking down on drug lords like Lehder
linked to people with names like Cheney and Bush.
All the details are in the lawsuits brought by a former Green Beret, a Contra drugs-for-arms dealer
and smugglers gone straight.
But the media ignores the news.
* * *
It's imperative that the Taliban get turfed and fresh poppies planted. Don't get confused. These aren't
the poppies for Remembrance Day. Though in a way they are. Americans have been conned into
wars for oil and drug profits beyond their knowledge or imagination since the U.S. Navy tracked the
Japanese carriers steaming toward Pearl Harbor, the Maddox fought phantom Viet Cong gunboats in
the Gulf of Tonkin, and Iraqi soldiers ignored the incubator babies in Kuwait.
The documentation is voluminous. Much it comes from government sources. Does anyone really
believe the puppeteers behind the Sept. 11 attackers do not have a similar agenda?
You decide. Search the Internet. Check the references in the back of this book. Cultivate independent
news sources. Evaluate. Read the evidence presented in All Fall Down: The Politics of Terror and
Mass Persuasion. See if it resonates.
Ask yourself: "Who benefits? Who gains?"
"Well," says David Icke,
The Illuminati want a world government and army, a world currency and centralized global
financial dictatorship and control. They want micro-chipped people and a society based on constant
surveillance of all kinds at all times. And they want a frightened, docile, subservient, people who
give their power away to the "authorities" who can save them from what they have been manipulated
That pretty well nails it down.
* * *
Ted Rall has traveled extensively through Central Asia. His cartoons are savagely astute. So is his
analysis. Rall writes that the Sept. 11 attacks have provided Washington with "the perfect excuse to
do what the U.S. has wanted all along - invade Afghanistan and install a puppet pipeline regime in
Amend that to: "puppet poppy pipeline regime."
Michael Ruppert is a former LAPD investigator. He has submitted written testimony to the Senate
Committee on Intelligence. After investigating the events leading up to Sept. 11, Ruppert responds,
"I absolutely believe, at this moment, that the United States government had foreknowledge of the
attacks and allowed them to occur."
Dr. Len Horowitz, the man who wrote the books on Washington's complicity in a cull, says of Sept.
11: "There is a conspiracy within our own government - a conspiracy of silence at minimum."
After two solid months on this case, after evaluating gigabytes of corroborative information, after
presenting the patterns formed by that evidence in this book, All Fall Down - I fully concur. There
can be zero doubt that the attacks of Sept. 11 were foreseen and facilitated by agents and agencies
within the United States government.
I did not say, "initiated". I have no evidence of that yet. But in any courtroom worthy of that name,
accomplices to mass murder are no different from those who pull the triggers. Or fly the suicide
* * *
So what to do?
In a media-branded "terrorist" camp in the British Columbia interior, where armed native warriors
were preparing to defend their Shaman and their land against heavily armed tactical police, their
leader pointed to the campfire we were sitting around and told me that he welcomed a massacre that
would spark an uprising across Canada.
Wolverine knew that provoking a heavy-handed response to one small band occupying ancestral
lands would "scatter the embers" among the far-flung dry tinder of long-held resentments and rage.
Osama bin Laden knows this too. The Iraqis, Jordanians and Saudis I met during the Gulf War were
businessmen troubled by American terror from the skies. They come from a tribal people with long
memories. Even the more moderate Koran they follow teaches the absolute obligation of the faithful
to avenge the killing of innocents - unless acceptable reparations and apologies are made.
Killing one million Iraqis - mostly children under the age of 15 - through bombings, radiations and
epidemic-sparking sanctions, then bombing people with the lowest per-person calorie intake in the
world and killing millions more in the coming cold of a mountain winter, is not a wise policy for
anyone this side of such a vast gulf in history and perception.
Not if we want to keep opening letters, boarding airliners and working in tall buildings.
"We certainly want to reduce the level of terror, certainly not escalate it," Noam Chomsky told a San
Francisco peace rally. "There is one easy way to do that and therefore it is never discussed. Namely
stop participating in it. That would automatically reduce the level of terror enormously."
"Beyond that, we should rethink the kinds of policies, and Afghanistan is not the only one, in which
we organize and train terrorist armies. Rethink the policies that are creating a reservoir of support,"
Want to stop terrorism dead in its tracks? Stop looking the other way. Stop arming people with
heavy grievances and their own agendas. Take out the training camps, from Fort Benning, Georgia
to the Beka'a Valley. Give angry, hungry kids in refugee camps a home, a homeland, an education, a
stake in a worthwhile future.
Give them respect.
Listen to what they are saying. Before they feel driven to say it with 30-pounds of explosives
strapped to their chests. The biggest thing I learned before bullets started flying at Gustafsen Lake is
that people with grievances just want to be heard.
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