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What the Elite Media Doesn't Say About the War

January 9, 2002

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." --George Orwell

America's leading TV networks and newspapers are called "the elite media." The adjective "elite" does not indicate distinction. It indicates ownership.

Every day, elite news sources compete to offer the identical version of recent events. It is a mighty thin gruel: reporters masticate for hours on the tiniest morsels provided by their stingy masters.

As with Russians raised on Pravda, we are forced to read between the lines: A convoy of Afghanis is incinerated; 65 are killed. The military says they were Taliban. To its credit, the elite media picks up reports they were Afghani tribal leaders en route to the inauguration in Kabul. Who were they really? Afghanis who were too "independent"? The elite media, with all its resources, never says.

People who look for answers must rely on the Internet. There, independent researchers provide a schizophrenia-inducing alternate reality.

For example, we learn that "9-11" is the oldest deception in the political play book, evoking Hitler's 1933 Reichstag fire which allowed him to assume dictatorial powers. The war was planned years ago in order to build an oil pipeline from Central Asia to the Indian Ocean. (See Zbignieuw Brezinski, The Grand Chessboard, 1998). The new Afghani leader, Hamid Karzai, was employed as a consultant by the pipeline company, Unocal. Condoleezza Rice was a director of Chevron from 1991-2001, and even has a tanker named for her. Chevron is the principle partner with Kazakhstan in the development of the huge Caspian Sea oil reserves. When the Taliban refused a pipeline right-of-way, the US threatened,"if we can't bury you in gold, we'll bury you in bombs." See this story in South Asian Outlook.

>>What follows is a sampler from a few more web sites. This is a more nourishing stew but buyer beware!

Peter Goodgame has a fascinating essay,"America Is Falling into an Illuminati Trap" which says Osama Bin Ladin is a pawn of global elites who use Islamic terrorism to undermine nation states (eg. US, Israel, India, Pakistan) and bring about elite-controlled world government. Many Islamic terror groups are still head quartered in London and some are trained there by "former British army officers."

He cites an interview with Dr. Tatyana Koryagina, a member of Russian President Putin's brain trust who said the Sept. 11 strike was aimed at "the de stabilization and destruction of America."

She said the operation was not the work of 19 terrorists but a larger group seeking to reshape the world. She claimed a group of extremely powerful private persons, with total assets of about $300 trillion, intends to legalize its power and to become the new world government. The Sept. 11 strikes "showed that this group is afraid of nothing: human lives have zero value for them."

A story by Carl Cameron, a senior correspondent with Fox News is an illustration of what happens when the elite media stray from the beaten path. This story documents massive Israeli spying in the US including the arrest of 200 Israelis. This spying would have given Israel foreknowledge of Sept. 11. And if Israel knew, others must have known. This story apparently was suppressed from the Fox News Archives. Inquiries are greeted with the notice:"This story does not exist." It can now be found at Another web site,"What Really Happened" contains much provocative information. Here are some examples:

  • A growing number of fire protection engineers have theorized that "the structural damage from the planes and the explosive ignition of jet fuel in themselves were not enough to bring down the towers." Fire Engineering Magazine is calling for an inquiry.

  • Three articles that appeared in the international press prior to Sept. 11 state that the US had secured Indian and Russian support for a war against the Taliban as early as last March.

  • The names of the alleged hijackers released by the FBI do not even appear on the published passenger lists of the four hijacked flights. Indeed the passenger lists are notable for the scarcity of any Arabic sounding names. The web site gives the passenger lists, and says seven of the alleged hijackers were found alive and well in the Middle East:

"Because the IDs used by the hijackers were phony, we cannot know who they really were or who they really worked for... Not only does the drinking in strip bars not fit the profile of a fanatically religious Muslim willing to die for his cause, but the witness reports of the men in the bars are of men going out of their way to be noticed and remembered, while waving around phony identifications."

Investigator Michael C. Ruppert's web site has much important information including a story which traces huge speculation in United Airlines put options, in advance of Sept. 11, to a firm connected to the top echelons of the CIA.

A companion piece suggests that under the UN, opium poppy production will soon be up and running again.

Ruppert, a former LAPD investigator, has begun a speaking tour to expose the current war on terror as a hoax.

Noam Chomsky has a book entitled "9-11" which is reviewed by a former WTC employee on Barnes and Noble, as follows:" You will learn more about the September 11th attacks from this little book than you will from watching Fox News for 100 years.

William Thomas also has a important book "All Fall Down: The Politics of Terror and Mass Persuasion"which describes the events of Sept. 11 as a "silent coup in America." There is a another great web site with links to pictures of smoke pouring out of one WTC tower before the plane crash at:

Conservatives should consider what these people are saying. If they are correct, the old divisions between Left and Right are obsolete. We may now face a brazen seizure of dictatorial power by the elites. Most patriotic Americans, including some members of the Bush administration, may not realize what is happening.

Furthermore, as the facts of 9-11 emerge, I sense a new anti-war movement will swell the ranks of the anti globalization cause. It will make the Kennedy Assassination and the anti-Vietnam protests look like picnics. Will opponents of the "war on terror" also be branded terrorists?

Finally, recent events prove that information is power. The elite media has shown itself to be a cringing servant of power, and an effective instrument of propaganda and social control.

The Internet may be our only source of information, and our only hope for the preservation of freedom.

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Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at