My Personal Wake Up Call
An Editorial by Tony Cartalucci
9/11 actually started for me in July 2001. I was a young Marine stationed at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Infantry Marines from 1/3 on deployment to Japan from Hawaii were receiving new desert uniforms, M4 carbines, and training for what looked like World War 3. Two of these Marines went through boot camp with me a year before, and told me their commanding officer had said “We can’t tell you where you are going or when, but when you come home you will be hailed heroes and have at least 2 new medals to wear.”
I would find out later both India and Pakistan were on notice for an impending attack on Afghanistan months before 9/11 even took place. Despite the nearly year long media campaign to sell the war with Iraq to the public, and the now years long campaign to sell a war with Iran, there was zero build-up for the planned Afghanistan invasion. Tony Blair, former PM of the United Kingdom, admitted himself that, “To be truthful about it, there was no way we could have got the public consent to have suddenly launched a campaign on Afghanistan but for what happened on September 11.”
9/11 would turn out to be the only “selling point” needed to launch a war with Afghanistan.
I was at the base of Mount Fuji during the attacks on September 11, 2001. In the following days, a chief warrant officer in my battalion was explaining how his stock broker dumped his airline stocks on a hot tip right before the attacks. He was the only man smiling that gloomy, uncertain week. Other, older officers were talking about how Osama Bin Laden, the principle suspect, was a creation of the CIA during the Afghan resistance against the Soviet Union and how this was partly a problem of our own creation. Bin Laden’s origins with the CIA were reiterated during an intelligence briefing held at Camp Fuji in late September, 2001.
I later found out that those Marines of 1/3 were amongst the first to deploy during the newly christened “War on Terror.”
I would also later find out more about the mysterious stock trading that took place directly before 9/11, from the official 9/11 Commission itself…
The terrorist’s lucky streak began the week before September 11th with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. The SEC, in concert with the United States intelligence agencies, has sophisticated software programs that are used in “real-time” to watch both domestic and overseas markets to seek out trends that may indicate a present or future crime. In the week prior to September 11th both the SEC and U.S. intelligence agencies ignored one major stock market indicator, one that could have yielded valuable information with regard to the September 11th attacks.
On the Chicago Board Options Exchange during the week before September 11th, put options were purchased on American and United Airlines, the two airlines involved in the attacks. The investors who placed these orders were gambling that in the short term the stock prices of both Airlines would plummet. Never before on the Chicago Exchange were such large amounts of United and American Airlines options traded. These investors netted a profit of at least $5 million after the September 11th attacks.
Interestingly, the names of the investors remain undisclosed and the $5 million remains unclaimed in the Chicago Exchange account.
Why these aberrant trades were not discovered prior to 9/11? Who were the individuals who placed these trades? Have they been investigated? Who was responsible for monitoring these activities? Have those individuals been held responsible for their inaction?”
The 9/11 Commission would later conclude that “unusual” and “suspicious trading on its face” was ultimately innocuous because those involved had no conceivable ties to al Qaeda. A conclusion you can only find acceptable if you assume al Qaeda was actually or solely responsible for the attacks.
Having these pieces of the puzzle coming together, it was actually a speech given by President George W. Bush that served as the final jolt that awakened me. In this speech re-aired months later, George Bush stated: “America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.”
I found this explanation childish and insulting to one’s intelligence. That men committed suicide and mass murder in one of the most heinous attacks in human history because they were jealous and offended by our “beacon of freedom and opportunity” didn’t pan out. It wasn’t long after this, that I started seeking the true reason people might hate America enough to conduct an attack like this.
I read USMC General Smedley Butler’s “War is a Racket.”
I read history, I read the Qu’ran, twice. I watched Loose Change. I began to realize 9/11 was not an act of revenge, jealousy or hatred but rather a “false flag” attack, in the same vain as Nero burning Rome, the sinking of the USS Maine, the burning of the Reichstag by Hitler, or the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
9/11 was what PNAC’s “Rebuilding of America’s Defenses” called a “new Pearl Harbor,” a catalyst for what the 2006 QDR calls the “long war” against “Radical Islam,” an intangible, omnipresent, immortal, global terrorist network requiring a global solution.
We look back 9 years and see what this “long war” has yielded. Four-thousand plus dead American troops, hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis and Afghans, millions maimed, mentally inflicted, or displaced, trillions in tax dollars wasted, a destroyed economy, wars with Pakistan and Iran in the works, the dismantling of our US Constitution and a windfall profit of trillions for the globalist corporations built upon all of this misery and destruction.
We see 9/11 and the resulting “clash of civilizations” constantly used as a distraction from the real issues of globalist banksters usurping national and individual sovereignty. As 9/11 fades from the collective memory of America, new diversions must be invented. This year, the latest in manufactured globalists hoaxes, is the “Ground Zero Mosque.” It must be noted that Thomas Kean, Republican, Council on Foreign Relations member, and Chairman of the 9/11 Commission referenced above, is now Chairman of the Carnegie Corporation directly funding the so called “Ground Zero Mosque” and “Imam” Faisal Abdul Rauf’s activities. Rauf himself is a CFR member, in full service of the globalists.
This PR stunt is being used to re-open the wounds of 9/11, re-inject the official narrative covering up the globalists’ crimes, and further divide and polarize America within, and the world as a whole ahead of an impending war with Iran.
So, 9/11 is a time we should be outraged, reminded of how far the globalists are willing to go to achieve their goals. Murdering 3,000 people to justify a war to kill millions more is a danger we can no longer afford to ignore. Globalization is real, the globalist elite exist. The next question we have to ask ourselves is what are we going to do about it?
Thousands have turned to activism, exposing the truth that 9/11 was indeed an inside job. Their tireless efforts have entered the term “false flag attack” into our collective lexicon, denying the globalists their favorite method of starting epic wars and manipulating the masses.
I believe the next step is a gaining a better understanding of who the globalists really are. The following lists are taken directly from the official Council on Foreign Relations and Chatham House websites.
These corporations, their boards of directors, the bankers that own them, and the policy wonks that work for them ARE your real enemy. They manipulate all sides of every conflict, propose all sorts of imagined enemies for you to fight against, control everything you see, read, watch, and listen to in the mainstream media, at the book store, and even billboards on your way to work.
These are the people we need to unite against. You can start by boycotting all of them. You can’t seriously say you are fighting the globalist elite while you patronize their very operations, feed them your hard earned money, effort, and attention. The fight can seem overwhelming, but this is something everyone can do starting now.
Look down these lists, and start boycotting them, exposing them, and replacing them with a better, local alternative. The Truthers and the Patriots have already balked a great number of the globalists’ favorite tactics and plans, let us now cut their supply lines and flood their channels of communication with truth.
Let 9/11 be a reminder of how ruthless the globalist elite are, let their latest “ground zero mosque” stunt and their “clash of civilizations” be a reminder of how remorseless and shameless they are, and how they have no intention of stopping now.
To conclude my personal story, I left the Marines, I left America, just shortly before the Iraq invasion in 2003. My parting words to my fellow Marines were that General Smedley Butler was and is right … War is a racket, Iraq will be no different. There will be no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.