TWO OUT OF THREE AUSTRALIANS: “9/11 A GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY”
“67% of Australians cite 9/11 government conspiracy in poll. How can a government get so out of touch with reality, so “snookered” by American pressure over the 9/11 coverup that it would wake up one morning looking totally idiotic to its own people?”
When Trades Hall council president and staunch conservative, Kevin Bracken, on the ABC show “Talk Back” publicly aired his views on American government complicity in the 9/11 attacks, host Jon Faine attacked him violently on air, making every attempt to humiliate and silence Bracken. Bracken, known for taking tough stances during his tenure as head of Australia’s Maritime Union, didn’t back down.
Bracken’s memorable response to ABC’s Jon Faine:
“Unfortunately cowards like you have set the political agenda in this country for too long. I won’t be cowering down to bullies like yourself.”
Bracken, an outspoken Australian known for “telling it like it is” and “letting the chips fall where they may” made his position official in 2006, when he stated the following:
“If they want to stop terrorism they’ve got to look at who was really behind 9/11….It couldn’t have happened unless there was participation from key elements of the American military and government and security services. I am not saying the whole lot were involved. But I believe the official story for September 11 doesn’t stack up.”
Bracken could have been talking about Great Britain or the United States. It took an Australian to put his reputation and career on the line, trusting in the judgement of the Australian people. The Herald Sun took up the challenge and, for the first time, actually polled public opinion on 9/11, clearly asking whether they believed Bracken, that 9/11 was not a terrorist attack but a government conspiracy or the media pundits and members of the political opposition.
Seeing an opening, liberal opposition leaders attacked Bracken like a pack of wild dogs. Victorian MP Josh Freydenburg advocating expelling Braken from Parliament while Julia Gillard of the Federal Opposition called the Braken’s remarks “stupid and wrong’ and threatened retaliation.
Shadow Attorney General Robert Clark tried to “spin” Bracken’s 9/11 remarks into an attack on Australia’s armed forces. Perhaps Clark’s remarks were the most shameful and despicable of all.
A day later, with poll results in, Clarke, Freydenburg and Gillard stand humiliated, their threats empty and their rhetoric ringing hollow.
When Kevin Bracken claimed he had the support of 50% of Australians when he said that solid scientific evidence left no other rational explanation that 9/11 wasn’t a terrorist act but a government conspiracy, he was wrong. In a poll by the Herald Sun, 66.9% of Australians supported Bracken’s beliefs as “reasonable,” a surprise to Bracken and a total debunking of informal news estimates that reported “9/11 truthers” to be less than 10% of the population. Minority party members, many closely aligned with the powerful Israeli lobby in Australia, found themselves “out in the cold.”
Braken’s point, that “conventional and accepted science” totally rejects the conclusions of the 9/11 report is, as Bracken points out, the basis for his belief that the American government itself is at the heart of the 9/11 attacks. The Herald Sun poll, made several things clear:
- The Australian government is violently opposed to Bracken’s position, now shown to be one held by a majority of Australian citizens
- Accepting Bracken’s position is a clear rebuttal of a government “out of touch” with, not only its own citizens, but the “hard science” and evidentiary trail that began when the 9/11 Commission itself, cited criminal acts and proof of a conspiracy as “tainting” their findings
- Support of Bracken meant supporting the belief that the United States government, in order to pre-stage a war in the Middle East, a war proven unfounded and illegal, would stage an attack on its own soil
A NEW GROUP OF CONSPIRACY “BUFFS”…PROFESSIONALS
What attracted Bracken to looking at 9/11 as a moral watershed, science vs. dogma. What set 9/11 aside from other challenges to questionable “official versions” of well known events were the groups that opposed the “party line.” Instead of “fringe” elements, “9/11 truth” groups are made up of engineers, scientists, military and intelligence professionals, most at the height of their professions, impeccable credentials and excellent reputations. In fact, few professionals are willing to debate “9/11 truthers” publicly. At a professional level, believing in the government version of 9/11, the “boxcutter and pancaking building” version is considered bordering on idiocy.
Aligned against the professionals supporting “9/11 truth” are a few organizations dependent on government financing or tied directly to political lobbys profiting directly from the geopolitical fallout of 9/11, groups invested in what Bracken refers to as a “disinformation campaign.” Despite continual warnings by President Obama that talk of government conspiracies are abuses of constitutional freedom of speech guarantees, if the internet is any gauge, the “official line” on 9/11 is also in deep trouble in the United States, although no media poll has ever been held.
MAINSTREAM MEDIA IN AMERICA NOW CITES 9/11 COVERUP
Ten days ago, America’s largest and certainly most conservative news network, Fox News, owned by Australian magnate Rupert Murdoch, did something no news organization has done before, it directly challenged the official story on 9/11. Fox host, Judge Napolitano invited Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, author of Operation Dark Heart, a highly controversial book on American intelligence practices, onto his show. When questioned on 9/11, Shaffer informed Napolitano that he gave the 9/11 Commission direct testimony that there was full knowledge of the 9/11 attack as early as 1999, information omitted from the report. Shaffer labeled 9/11 a “government conspiracy” in clear terms based on personal knowledge gained as an American intelligence officer.
Shaffer was followed by CIA “bin Laden” project chief, Michael Scheuer who, not only backed Shaffer’s claim but further reinforced the fact that the 9/11 Commission report was part of a cover-up of a government conspiracy. These American intelligence specialists, with direct knowledge of 9/11, both agreed entirely with what Kevin Bracken had been saying since 2006 and did it on national television in front of an audience of millions.
Knowing this, the responses to Braken’s statements, demonstrating a position now very public in the US, a position not only accepted on national news but backed by top intelligence experts, could easily be characterized by Julia Gillard’s own words, “stupid and wrong” but this time applying to Gillard and those like her.
Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran. A 100% disabled vet. He has been a featured commentator on TV and radio including Al Jazeera and his articles have been carried by news services around the world. He has been a UN Diplomat, defense contractor and is a widely published expert on military and defense issues. This article first appeared in Veterans and Foreign Affairs Journal.