The Untold History of the United States
Authors: Peter Kuznick and Oliver Stone
The companion to the Showtime documentary series, director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history.
The notion of American exceptionalism, dating back to John Winthrop's 1630 sermon aboard the Arbella, still warps Americans' understanding of their nation's role in the world. Most are loathe to admit that the United States has any imperial pretensions. But history tells a different story as filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick reveal in this riveting account of the rise and decline of the American empire.
Aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and building on the research of the world's best scholars, Stone and Kuznick construct an often shocking but meticulously documented “People's History of the American Empire” that offers startling context to the Bush-Cheney policies that put us at war in two Muslim countries and show us why the Obama administration has had such a difficult time cleaving a new path.
Written by By Andrew Steele, 911FreeFall.com
WTC Building 7 Highlighted on C-SPAN TV
Editor's note: 911 Free Fall Radio show host Andrew Steele spoke truth to power when he asked Senator John McCain about the freefall of WTC7 on C-SPAN last month. AE911Truth Action Groups Leader Pam Senzee recently approached McCain and spoke with him about the evidence of nanothermite in the WTC dust. We encourage all of our supporters to follow their lead and reach out to local and federal representatives with this important information. If you also have video of peaceful but provocative encounters such as these, post them online and let us know!
On April 9, 2013, Senator John McCain appeared on C-SPAN's live call-in show Washington Journal. I asked him the following question:
How do you explain this discrepancy...of a hundred feet of free fall, without the use of explosives?”
As the video shows, John McCain claimed ignorance, saying, “To tell you the truth, this is an area that I'm not very familiar... and if you would drop me a note and mention that we talked on C-SPAN, I'd be glad to get you a more complete answer.
But... honestly, every once in a while I have to plead ignorance about an issue, and this is one that I have not been involved in, but I'll be more than happy to look into it...”
John McCain, of course, is not ignorant of 9/11 Truth. He wrote the foreword for the Popular Mechanics (PM) book “Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts.” In his essay “9/11 Conspiracy Myths: Truth Under Attack,” which was adapted from his foreword for PM's book, McCain wrote:
“Any explanation for 9/11 must start and end with the facts. The evidence must be gathered and analyzed. Then — only then — can conclusions be drawn.”
Indeed, 100 feet of free-fall acceleration of WTC 7 is a fact, as acknowledged by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which was the government agency tasked with investigating the destruction of the building. NIST was forced to admit to WTC 7's free fall after physics teacher David Chandler embarrassed the agency into telling the truth at a technical briefing in August of 2008.
As well, NIST has refused requests to disclose the input data used to create the computer models for its WTC7 investigation, claiming that doing so would “jeopardize public safety.”
It's likely that John McCain's plea of ignorance on Washington Journal was in reference to the technical information cited in the question that I asked him, and not to 9/11 Truth in general. In regard to the controversial issue of WTC 7's destruction, he should be quite familiar with the topic.
In 2008, Blair Gadsby — a religious history professor and constituent of McCain — held a hunger strike for 17 days at McCain's Phoenix office after failing to obtain a personal meeting with the Senator to discuss his concerns about the 9/11 crime. Richard Gage, AIA — CEO and founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth — offered his immediate availability to Senator McCain to discuss the evidence.
Although a member of McCain's staff finally met with Gadsby and other 9/11 activists after nine days into Gadsby's hunger strike, and the staff member was given materials that laid out the evidence of the Twin Towers and Building 7's controlled demolition on 9/11, Senator McCain himself refused to meet with the activists personally, stating in a letter to Gadsby:
“I believe these investigations have been conducted in good faith by qualified experts who have approached this daunting task honestly and objectively. My staff and I are always open to new, scientifically substantiated information that helps explain how and why the tragedies of September 11th occurred. I welcome any additional new information you may wish to present on the subject and will make my staff available to listen to your concerns.”
Despite numerous attempts by AE911Truth supporters to inform Senator McCain about the explosive 9/11 evidence, he has refused to lift a finger in support of a new investigation
Because NIST's acknowledgement of WTC 7's freefall took place after McCain wrote those words to Gadsby, it qualifies as the “new, scientifically substantiated information” McCain was seeking. McCain promised on Washington Journal that he would try to answer the question that I asked him. Based on his promise and the existence of the new evidence, John McCain's office should, therefore, be open to a new meeting with supporters of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and a personal re-examination of the evidence.
Please join the effort and contact Senator McCain. Encourage him to fulfill his promise and have his staff directly address the questions about the destruction of WTC 7.
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