portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reposts global

9.11 investigation

State Dept Wants to Know What You Think of Their 9/11 CTs Debunk Page

Go for it.
Go to the bottom of this page and respond:

 link to usinfo.state.gov

Even though these things are meaningless, there is someone on the other end who has to see them. Same with the newspapers -- even if they never print your letter, someone has to read it.

You can also send them a link to this review of their efforts:

--------------------------
Identifying Misinformation:
State Department's Rosetta Stone for understanding 9/11 disinformation
 http://www.oilempire.us/state.html

promotes 9/11 conspiracy hoaxes, ignores "Crossing the Rubicon" and other quality investigations

[an expanded version of an original article written for Michael Ruppert's From the Wilderness]

Table of Contents

* Crossing the Rubicon: a best seller without reviews
* State Department "Identifying Misinformation" website
* Depleted Uranium: the real dirty bombs
* The destruction of Fallujah in November 2004
* al-Qaeda's role in 9/11
* Smearing Skeptics as Anti-Semites
* Karl Rove paradigm: muddy the waters with fake evidence
* The "Two Front War" for truth
* Bad intentions and reverse psychology
* Meyssan and Rumsfeld manufacture the missile hoax
* Physical Evidence: the hole in the "no plane" theories
* Hoaxes Hidden in Plain Sight
* Sandwiching the truth with lies
* The missing Pentagon videos prove complicity, not "no plane"
* Black Boxes would be much more interesting to examine than the video
* hundreds of eyewitnesses saw the plane
* Fake Debate: No Plane or No Complicity
* Why the "No Plane" Hoax protects the plotters
* Media chaff
* Washington Post review of New Pearl Harbor
* Don't Want to Know
* Political Immunization
* "9/11 revealed" promoted by State Department
* What or Where? Redirecting the 9/11 truth movement
* Remote controlled planes
* Political Physics: for every Ph.D., there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.
* Conclusion: Where, What, How, Who, Why
* Where Pentagon was hit: the mostly empty part
* What hit the Pentagon: Flight 77, probably electronically hijacked
* How Flight 77 was not intercepted: war games that paralyzed the air defenses
* Who coordinated the war games on 9/11: Cheney
* Why 9/11 was allowed (and assisted): Peak Oil and Homeland Security

--------------------------

homepage: homepage: http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=pubs-english&y=2006&m=August&x=20060828133846esnamfuaK0.2676355

what i think.... 02.Sep.2006 15:46

one of the masses

In one word....SHIT!

Propaganda Made for Different Markets 02.Sep.2006 19:25

library mouse

It bears pointing out that USINFO's charter, its task area is development and production of propagnada for overseas consumption, for the usual "Washington interests."

The rhetoric, selection of topics, "facts" and emphasis grows from strategies in service of the empire's day to day goals outside the U.S. USINFO additonally operates "U. S. Centers" around the world, where citizens in those areas can peruse the "info shop", as it were.

From the small print at the bottom of the webpage: "USINFO delivers information about current U.S. foreign policy and about American life and culture. This site is produced and maintained by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs.

Here is a link to USINFO's organisational self description:
 http://usinfo.state.gov/usinfo/about_usinfo.html

In this regard, one should note the difference of purposes between propaganda from the regime, its controlled media being dished out to the herd in the domestic feedlot and progaganda in service to U.S. foreign policy goals delivered for international and global regional consumption.

It sort of parallels the differences between what can and can't be marketed inside the U.S. and what can be exported (prohibited biocides, GMO animal feed corn for human consumption, etc.). Note that the laborious rebuttal of "conspiracy theory" points is in a style and approach that is a little different in emphasis and focus from what the domestic propaganda machine puts out. For instance, it relies heavily on the star chamber "911 Report" and a single series in Popular Mechanics--which one can then likely find in the nearest U.S. Center periodical archive. And thereby, for instance, allowing the curious foreign national the opportunity to do her own "research" (at the U.S. Center) and gain confidence in the "truth" of USINFO's propaganda effort. There are no references to the vast store of debate, analysis and controversy revolving around the aftershocks of the 911 events in our own national feedlot.