Provocateurs, Shills and Disinfo Agents – Must See Video

At Visibility 9-11, we are dedicated to educating people about the September 11th attacks, which unfortunately includes the dirty topic of COINTELPRO style disruption of all sorts. In 2007, we did our Special Report on what COINTELPRO is and some of the clues to look for when looking at the behavior of others in the 9-11 movement. We are pleased to say that since then, awareness of intentional disruption of the movement has increased greatly and these episodes of the show have been some of our most popular.

We caution anyone from directly accusing anyone of being an agent of the government as this is nearly impossible to prove. It is not our job to ascertain a persons intentions when their behavior is suspect; it doesn’t really matter what their intentions are. The end result is always the same and we must learn to distance ourselves, our websites, and our activism from disruptive and reckless individuals. The work of our movement is too valuable and too serious to not take the COINTELPRO threat seriously; this we must do. The first step is to learn about it and how to spot the behavior that is hurting our activism.

Please watch the video above as a first step. Our COINTELPRO Special Report page will also provide a good starting point in your education.

Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Ralph Schoenman

This week Visibility 9-11 Welcomes to the program, author, radio talk show host, and long time activist Ralph Schoenman Long active in political life, Ralph Schoenman has been involved in international resistance to imperialism and active in the workers’ movement in the United States.  The author of several books and publications, Ralph has written and lectured on the topics of the assassinations of President Kennedy and his brother, Malcom X, Martin Luther King, and the events of September 11th, 2001.

In this episode, Ralph discusses many of the problems with our present government and it’s propensity to do whatever it takes to hold onto their ominous power, including the infiltration and disruption of movements for social change.  Discussions include the “Kennebunkport Warning” and the recent disruptive and divisive accusations by Webster Tarpley against prominent peace and 9-11 activists.

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Recommended Reading

War at Home
Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About It

by Brian Glick

“This is a must handbook for private study and group discussion by all progressive and radical activists. Today’s defense depends on our knowledge of yesterday’s repression. The message: the political police haven’t forgotten us—we can’t afford to forget them and their methods.”—Philip Agee, former CIA agent

warathome.gif “This book … is one of the most important contributions to the subject yet written.”—Representative John Conyers

From the introduction:

“Government harassment of U.S. political activists clearly exists today, violating our fundamental democratic rights and creating a climate of fear and distrust which undermines our efforts to challenge official policy.

“Similar attacks on social justice movements came to light during the 1960s. Only years later did we learn that these had been merely the visible tip of an iceberg. Largely hidden at the time was a vast government program to neutralize domestic political opposition through ‘covert action’ (political repression carried out secretly or under the guise of legitimate law enforcement).

“The 1960s program, coordinated by the FBI under the code name ‘COINTELPRO,’ was exposed in the 1970s and supposedly stopped. But covert operations against domestic dissidents did not end. They have persisted and become an integral part of government activity. This book is designed to help today’s activists learn from the history of COINTELPRO, so that future movements can better fight this war at home.

“The opening section reviews what we know about COINTELPRO. It explains how the program was uncovered when the FBI and police were compelled to release previously secret documents. It outlines COINTELPRO’s methods and targets and assesses its contribution to the decline of the movements of the 1960s.

“The next section shows that domestic covert action did not end when COINTELPRO was officially disbanded. It remained in effect under other names and it continues to be a serious threat today. Persisting under Democratic as well as Republican administrations, it has become a permanent feature of U.S. politics.

“The final section discusses what we can do about this danger. It analyzes the specific methods used in COINTELPRO — infiltration, psychological warfare, harassment through the legal system, and extralegal force and violence — and proposes to limit or deflect their impact on our movements. It shows that these methods do not protect ‘national security’ or combat terrorism, as claimed by the government, but actually serve to foment violence and subvert democracy. Various tactics are suggested for publicly exposing the reality of domestic covert action and mobilizing broad-based protest against its continued use.

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Visibility 9-11 Begins Special Report Coverage of the OKC Bombing with Guest VZ Lawton

Referred to by many as The Prelude to 9-11, the events of April 19th, 1995 are significant in that we would see many of the same techniques used to cover-up the OKC bombing as we would later see in 2001 after September 11th. The bombing in Oklahoma City can be seen as a test put forth to the American people, to see how much the “powers that be” could get away with. We at Visibility 9-11 urge all of our listeners to research and study the OKC bombing case and to help spread the word about the ongoing 12+ year cover-up in Oklahoma.

We begin our Special Report on the OKC bombing with Oklahoma City Bombing survivor VZ Lawton. Mr. Lawton discusses his experiences on April 19, 1995 when multiple bombs ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. One hundred and sixty eight people were killed that day in an event which has been widely compared to the events of 9-11, some referring to the bombing as the ‘Prelude to 9-11’. Mr. Lawton also discusses his work with the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation Committee and the current efforts to get a Congressional investigation about what really happened in OKC.

Intermission music by D. Landry and The Dirty Cajuns.

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Former congresswoman calls out Bush for 9/11 response

Former congresswoman calls out Bush for 9/11 response
The Online Edition of the Arizona Daily Wildcat
by Jackson Crews
10/4/07

Former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney condemned the Bush administration’s handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks during a speech in front of more than 70 people yesterday at the First Christian Church.

Speaking on a range of issues, McKinney, a Democrat, drew loud applause several times, particularly after critizing how the administration responded to the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York City.

cynthiamckinney.jpg“How in the world can we sustain the injuries from Sept. 11th and not even ask any questions about what happened that day?” she asked.

She said members of Congress received “talking points” in the days after the attack urging them to tell their constituents that “(the attackers) hate our freedom.”

“I thought that the failure of the Bush administration to protect the American people on Sept. 11, in and of itself, constituted high crimes and misdemeanors.”

McKinney wanted to impeach Bush, but her mother persuaded her not to follow through.

“I hand-wrote articles of impeachment, but my mother said, ‘Leave it alone, Cynthia, because they will kill you,’ ” McKinney said.

Several times she addressed the close presidential elections in 2000 and 2004.

“In 2000 – don’t let anybody fool you into thinking that Ralph Nader was the cause of the Democrats losing the election,” she said, receiving a round of applause.

“The bottom line is that the Republicans stole the election, and they stole it off the hopes and the dreams of black and brown people in Florida; and then, in 2004, they did it again.”

Yesterday marked McKinney’s second visit to Tucson. It was organized by Claudia Ellquist, co-chair of the Arizona Green Party.

McKinney hinted that she might again run for public office, this time as a Green Party candidate.

“If I am a candidate, it would be for only one reason: to provide an opportunity for the American people to vote their values, for a change and to also know that that vote … will institutionalize another seat at the public policy-making table.”

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The Kennebunkport Warning Hoax

Editors Note: Whatever the case with regard to the signatures of Dahlia Wasfi, Jamilla El-Shafei, Cindy Sheehan, and Ann Wright, it has been alleged, by these 4 signers, that they signed something else and not the so called “Kennebunkport Warning”. It doesn’t matter why they are making these claims and it’s not for anyone to make the determination that they are “liars” and “wretched individuals”. My question is this: If these 4 (and possibly others) claim that they didn’t sign the “Kennebunkport Warning”, then why not just remove their names and move on? If it were me and I was circulating something that “signers” had denied signing, I would remove their names immediately. That is the honorable thing to do. Why have the authors and purveyors of this “document” insisted on attacking and causing division and strife within our movement, something that is most dis-honorable? This is key in understanding the possible true intentions of the authors and those pushing this issue despite obvious and articulate denials of endorsement by the most prominent of the “signers”.

Michael

The Kennebunkport Warning Hoax
By Arabesque

August 31, 2007
Updated: September 2, 2007

The Kennebunkport Warning claimed that a group of 9/11 and anti-war activists joined together to sign a document warning of a false flag terror attack and resulting war with Iran. Like most, I first believed that the Kennebunkport Warning and the signatures were legitimate.

jumbo-jet-forgery.gifWe now have very strong evidence it is a hoax.

While the warning may be valid, the signatures of Cindy Sheehan, Dahlia S. Wasfi, and others appear to have been unethically used without their permission or knowledge.

When initially released, the warning claimed “massive evidence” without supplying any. Curiosity was justifiably invoked, so I independently provided a link to my own research. A few days later, Tarpley supplied his evidence, which included a fake “90 days” warning by FOX news—an exact word for word reprint of an article published in 2005.

While I strongly agree that there is a serious risk of an attack on Iran (and by extension a “trigger” to justify it), I strongly disagree with the unethical use of signatures to support such a warning. I do not know when or if another false flag attack will occur, but there is very strong evidence that the Bush administration intends to go to war with Iran.

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Stu Bykofsky | To save America, we need another 9/11

Stu Bykofsky | To save America, we need another 9/11
August 9, 2007
south-tower-hit.jpgONE MONTH from The Anniversary, I’m thinking another 9/11 would help America.

What kind of a sick bastard would write such a thing?

A bastard so sick of how splintered we are politically – thanks mainly to our ineptitude in Iraq – that we have forgotten who the enemy is.

It is not Bush and it is not Hillary and it is not Daily Kos or Bill O’Reilly or Giuliani or Barack. It is global terrorists who use Islam to justify their hideous sins, including blowing up women and children.

Iraq has fractured the U.S. into jigsaw pieces of competing interests that encourage our enemies. We are deeply divided and division is weakness.

Most Americans today believe Iraq was a mistake. Why?

Not because Americans are “anti-war.”

Americans have turned their backs because the war has dragged on too long and we don’t have the patience for a long slog. We’ve been in Iraq for four years, but to some it seems like a century. In contrast, Britain just pulled its soldiers out of Northern Ireland where they had been, often being shot at, almost 40 years.

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Visibility 9-11 Exposes the Controlled Mainstream Media in America

This podcast takes on the controlled mainstream media establishment and highlights how most media in America, including TV, cable TV, radio, newsprint, magazines, publishing houses, music, and movies are controlled by a small handful of powerful corporations.

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