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Waking up from our Nightmare: The 9/11/01 Crimes in New York City Paperback – September, 2004
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The best information we have about the collapse of the twin towers now comes from independent researchers, notably Jim Hoffman. -- Jim Marrs, author of Inside Job - Unmasking the 9/11 Conspiracies
The most concise, readable and credible piece I have read on the unanswered questions about 9/11. -- Source: Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
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"A Creeping Horror" - New York Times, 9/12/02. What if "Al Qaeda" did not commit the crimes of 9/11/01 in the United States? What if the crimes were the most daring, desperate and blatant psychological operations in history? To best deceive, first shock. Shock again and again. Shock till minds reel, hearts ache, and fear and anger clamor for relief. Destroy monuments of the status quo. Threaten the general public with mass or random death. Present a terrifying problem that only the force you control can answer. Then present a solution that requires the wars and thefts that have been your objective from the first. On the day that will be foreover known for its shorthand for alarm, "9/11", the people of the world and especially the United States received shock after shock as the "Attack on America" unfolded. This short, densely documented and illustrated book by widely praised researchers Don Paul and Jim Hoffman examines what happened in New York City on 9/11/01. It thoroughly debunds fraudulent explanations given by the U.S. government and mass media. Its own explanations for the mass murder in lower Manhattan center on physical evidence. Waking up... then examines the overall predicament of a nation and world ruled by financiers and their dependence on wars, fossil fuels, illegal narcotics and debt-based banking. Finally, Paul's and Hoffman's Waking up... offers a scan of cooperative solutions that are already working as alternatives in the United States and elsewhere. This book is a profound, comprehensive expose at the same time it's a call for courage, reason and compassion. Its hope is that truth will provide and enable the healing that we need for urgent change.
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So many books have been written on 9/11, it makes the head swim. Both "establishment" and "conspiracy-theory" books are often huge,
wordy, and full of smallish, difficult-to-read-print. But this
neat, 80 + page paperback is both easy to read, (in print size, and
also in text!), full of thoughtful, (and often terrifying and also heart-rending) illustrations and captions, and maes, in the end, a frighteniy common-sensical case for the conspiracy theorists.
The book is printed on "lavish", slick-magazine paper -- very thick,
and shiny. This may possibly have been done to show the many photos within at their best....but it also gave me a feeling that, as an "ordinary" citizen, I, too, have -- or should have -- the same basic rights and privileges as the "upper crust"....specifically, those in position of power who, the authors contend, planned 9/11. In this book, names are named, and reasons are given. Yes, Osama Bin Laden is pictured, (right at the beginning of the book...or, is it actually Osama at all, ask the authors)...but so are many well-known Western leaders, past and present. It must put a chill in the heart of all who see these pictures that these leaders seem to care nothing for the loss of over 2,000 "ordidnary" people from the 9/11 blasts.....
This book has four main chapters...but each page is a separate sub-chapter, and features a summary of that page on top. Though there is no index, this "banner heading/summary" scheme makes finding areas of interest quick and easy -- most of the time. An index would have been better...but this layout is better than nothing.
"Endnotes" are an annotated bibliography for statements on every page. After this, is a list entitled "Recommneded Resourses -- An Incomplete List", for even further study. The last printed page, "Acknowledgements and Clarifications", not only gives the names of those who helped the authors, but also, some of the authors' mindset and suggested actions.
It is all very well written....but one can sense the quitetly controlled anger, despair, and hope in these parting words, (and indeed, in the whole book), that the authors no doubt feel -- and feel greatly.
I do wish this book had an index. Then I could point out the page in this book, (at least, I think it was in this book), that has stayed with me since I first read it, in 2005. The quote is from BEN FRANKLIN, of all people, who said, so many years ago:
........................" Those who would exchange freedom for............
..........................security, will end up with neither."............
If everyone knew this quote, the "powers-that-be rationale" for the
abuses of the "Patriot Act", because of the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11, would disappear, and all those who died that day
would have died for freedom, and not for security! As has been said, (by a famous present-day late-night talk-radio host): To find the conspiracies, "Follow the money". Also, a quote from Thomas Jefferson
comes to mind, (found not in this boook, but, once read, unforgettable--at least to me):
..................."Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Freedom"...........
Difficult? Perhaps. But considering the alternatives, not really that
much difficult, at all.
READ___THIS___BOOK !!!! It is small, has a lot of information, is easil
read, has many pictures, and, in more ways than one, "cuts right to the chase". At least, as long as it is in print, I feel deomocracy and freedom in the world are secure....
Unfortunately, like several books on this topic, the authors detract all credibility form it by showing a very demodé political bias (1960's) and information crap about Latin America and other underdeveloped regions. The ultra-green perspective and all the nonsense they say about Cuba is extremely sorrowful and so very much lacking in information and personal experience.
The green-biofuel diatribe shows their absolute ignorance on engineering, and especially on energy.
A pity they added the "political chapter". An "own goal".
Hoffman is far from a fool, and from the contact I've had with him online I doubt very much that he is a disinfo agent. He is, somewhat like myself, a physical evidence person, and coming from a physics background tends to be a bit of a rationalist. His theoretical framework may be simplistic, but he has done some brilliant work on the collapses. His latest work, Building a Better Mirage, is an exquisitely detailed rebuttal of the NIST "Final Report" (Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers (Draft) by the Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster).
He has also done the best overall technical analysis of the construction of the towers, fire intensity and proposed failure mechanisms, at least within the limits of the very scant physical evidence that was allowed to survive. This research is available on his 9-11 Research site, and should be required reading for anyone trying to understand the collapses. Once you have accepted the fact of a controlled demolition, the implications are of course enormous in terms of the scope of the conspiracy behind it, the total control the plotters have been able to assert over the media and institutions of government, and their utter ruthlessness in pursuit of absolute power. How one attempts to understand the nature of the coup of 9-11 and the organized blood sacrifices of the "War on Terra" depends on one's necessarily limited understanding of US and world history, and the dark forces and actors that have shaped it. Yet this limitation does not undercut the value of the well-reasoned exposition of some of the better evidence for controlled demolition that this book represents.