by Paul Craig Roberts
Hot Air Day is upon us. On July 4 hot air will spew forth all over the
country as dignitaries deliver homilies to our "freedom and democracy" and
praise "our brave troops" who are protecting our freedom by "killing them
over there before they come over here."
Not a single one of these speeches will contain one word of truth. No
speaker will lament the death of the US Constitution or urge his audience to
action to restore the only document that protects their liberty. No speaker
will acknowledge that in the 21st century the Bush/Obama Regime, with the
complicity of the Department of Justice, federal courts, Congress,
presstitute media, law schools, bar associations, and an insouciant public
have murdered the Constitution in the name of the "war on terror."
As in medieval times, American citizens can be thrown into dungeons and
never accounted for. No evidence or charges need be presented to a court. No
trial is required, and no conviction.
As in tyrannies, US citizens can be executed at the sole discretion of
the despot in the Oval Office, who sits there drawing up lists of people to
Protestors exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom
of speech and freedom of association are attacked by armed police, beaten,
tasered, tear-gassed, pepper sprayed, and arrested.
Whistleblowers who report the government's crimes are prosecuted despite
the statute that protects them.
US soldier Bradley Manning, who allegedly gave Wikileaks the documents
revealing US war crimes, including the video of US soldiers in a helicopter
gunship enjoying themselves murdering civilians walking along the street as
if the soldiers were playing a video game, has been arrested and held in
conditions of torture while the government tries to invent a case against
According to the US Military Code, US soldiers are required to make war
crimes known. However, the law on the books provided no protection to
Bradley Manning, and conservative Republicans whom I know are foaming at the
mouth for Manning to be executed for letting out the truth. The truth, what
is mere truth compared to the "exceptionalism of the great american people"?
America has carte blanche to do whatever it wishes to the unexceptional
peoples. Manning deserves to die, they say, because he took the side of the
oppressed and not the side of the amerikan oppressors.
After the Swedish prosecutorial office dropped the case against
Wikileaks' Julian Assange, ruling that the charges of rape had no
foundation, another prosecutor, many believe at the urging of the US
government, demanded Assange be extradited from England in order to be
questioned. Normally, extradition only applies to those who have been
charged with a crime and for whom a warrant has been issued, which is most
certainly not the case with Assange. But, of course, if Washington wants
Assange, Washington will be sure every law is broken or bent until they get
him. The Swedish puppet will do the exceptional country's will and be paid
well for its service.
Peace activists in several states had their homes invaded by FBI,
computers and personal records taken, and a grand jury was convened in an
attempt to indict them for supporting terrorism by their protests of
Washington's illegal wars, wars that are war crimes under the Nuremberg
standard established by the US government itself.
None of this will be mentioned in July 4 patriotic speeches. The
inebriated masses will be wrapped in the flag and return home full of the
hubris that despises lesser foreigners, such as Muslims, Arabs, Chinese, and
And no dignitary will mention that those that "we are killing over there"
are mainly women, children, village elders, and aid workers. The US troops
seem to specialize in soft targets like weddings, funerals, kids' soccer
games, farm houses, and schools.
Recently Washington reduced the "collateral damage" count by declaring
every murdered male of military age to have been a Taliban fighter or
terrorist. Obviously, Washington has no way of knowing whether they were or
not, but Washington's declaration is intended as a green light to murder
Afghan males of military age.
Currently, Washington has wars underway, or occupations, or is violating
the sovereignty of countries with drones and/or troops in seven Muslim
countries, and is arming rebels in Syria. All of this is being done without
the constitutionally-required authorization by Congress, allegedly the
people's representatives. What a joke!
In short, in "freedom and democracy" america, the people have no voice
and no rights and no representatives.
Yet, this huge deficit of democracy and liberty will pass unmentioned by
July 4th orators.
The crimes against humanity, the dismantling of the US Constitution and
the lawlessness both domestic and international that define 21st century
amerika are the results of September 11, 2001.
Washington's account of 9/11 is the wildest conspiracy theory known to
mankind. The absurdity of Washington's account is as follows: A few Saudi
Arabians without any government's backing or that of any intelligence
service outwitted not only the CIA and the FBI but all 16 US intelligence
agencies, even the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security
Agency, together with the intelligence agencies of all of Washington's NATO
allies and Israel's Mossad, which has infiltrated every radical Muslim
These humble Saudis of no known distinction or powers also simultaneously
outwitted the National Security Council, NORAD, the Pentagon, Air Traffic
Control, and caused Airport Security to fail four times in one hour on the
In other words, every part of America's defenses failed at the same
Think about that for a minute. If such a thing had actually happened, the
President, Vice President, Congress, and media would have been demanding to
know how such universal failure of every aspect of the national security
state was possible. An investigation would have started immediately, not
over a year later as a result of pressure from 9/11 families who could not
be bought off with monetary payments. Such complete and total failure of
every aspect of US security would mean that americans were not safe one
single minute during the 40-year stand-off with the Soviet Union. At any
moment the Soviets could have utterly destroyed the US and we would never
have known what hit us.
In a real investigation, the 9/11 evidence would not have been illegally
destroyed, and the investigation would have been conducted by experts, not
by government agencies assigned a cover-up and by political hacks. The NIST
report is abject nonsense. It explains nothing. It is a fabricated computer
simulation of a non-event. The co-chairmen and legal counsel of the 9/11
Commission later wrote books in which they stated that information was
withheld from the commission, the military lied to the commission, and the
set up to fail." Yet, these astounding admissions by the
leaders of the 9/11 Commission had no impact on Congress, the presstitute
media, or the public. All heads were in the sand. Please, whatever you do,
don't make us emotional weaklings face the facts.
More than one hundred firefighters, police, first responders, and
building maintenance personnel report hearing and experiencing scores of
explosions in the twin towers, including powerful explosions in the
sub-basements prior to the collapse of the towers.
Distinguished scientists, authors of many peer-reviewed scientific
papers, report finding unreacted nano-thermite in the dust from the towers,
tested it for its explosive and high-heat producing ability, and reported
the unequivocal results.
Seventeen hundred architects and engineers have testified in a petition
to Congress that the three World Trade Center buildings were not brought
down by fire and airplanes and have demanded a real scientific investigation
of the cause of the buildings' destruction.
Yet, we are left with the paradox that scientific opinion based on
careful examination of the remaining evidence has been designated by the
ignorant and unwashed as a "conspiracy theory," while Washington's absurd
conspiracy theory stands as the truth of the event.
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth headed by high-rise architect
Richard Gage has driven the final nail in the coffin of Washington's
concocted conspiracy theory with its new film: "9/11: Explosive Evidence
-- Experts Speak Out," and they do speak out. Scores of top level demolition
experts and experts on the design, engineering, and construction of high
rise steel structures provide the scientific, architectural, and engineering
reasons that the three World Trade Center buildings came down only with the
assistance of explosives that were placed and timed to remove the powerful
structural support and permit the sudden collapse of the buildings. As the
buildings were engineered and constructed according to known and tested
principles that absolutely prevent rapid collapse, fire and structural
damage that two of the three skyscrapers suffered from airliners could not
possibly have caused the sudden disintegration of the three buildings.
I saw the film in Atlanta on July 2. Atlanta was a stop on the 32-city
premier of the film. The film was shown at the 7 Stages Theater on Euclid
Avenue, the former Euclid Theater to which 65 years ago we kids used to ride
our bikes to see Tarzan battle giant reptiles and ride elephants to victory
over evil black tribesmen or evil white hunters, or to watch Randolph Scott
bring justice with his six-shooter to a town ruled by black hats, or to
witness the brave American soldiers liberate Europe from the Nazis. We never
dreamed that we, residents of the "land of the free" would be menaced by a
gestapo police state.
America's descent into a gestapo police state could be arrested, perhaps,
if americans were not so ignorant of science or were capable of even
realizing that what they see with their own eyes when they watch videos of
the twin towers' destruction is buildings blowing up, not buildings falling
down from structural damage. Building 7's destruction is the total and
complete picture of controlled demolition.
At the end of the powerful film, psychologists explain why the majority
of a population lacks the mental and emotional strength to confront highly
disturbing facts. A government that so thoroughly spies on its population as
Washington does obviously knows its population's profile and sees nothing
but weakness and fear that can be manipulated.
What fact is more disturbing than the likely fact that 9/11 was a false
flag event designed to provide the neoconservatives with their "new Pearl
Harbor" in order to launch Washington's Wars of Hegemony in the Middle East,
and from there to Iran and to the nuclear powers: Russia and China, which
are being encircled, as Iran has been, with US military bases?
What we are experiencing is a replay of the French Revolution, this time
on a world stage. Napoleon, the inheritor of the French Revolution,
conquered Europe several times in the effort to expand the New Order in
France to all of Europe. The French Revolution was the first claim of a New
World Order, but at that time the world was Europe.
Washington's "wars of liberation" are wars of world hegemony and wars of
massive profits for the military/security complex. The combination of power
and money that are the motives for Washington's concocted wars are hidden
motives, wrapped in the flag, patriotic sentiments, and fear of dark-skinned
Can Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth or any truth break through
and liberate americans from the artificial reality created by government
liars and a corrupt presstitute media, or are americans doomed to expire in
the Matrix that has been created for them?
Perhaps the hope is that the economy will collapse under the would-be
hegemons, and people who will not fight for principles and their liberty
will fight for their economic survival.
Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and
Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, has held numerous university
Independence Day: Justice in America," The Wisdom Fund, July 4, 2011
"Muslims Didn't Do It,"
The Wisdom Fund, September 11, 2011