Sunday, October 26, 2014

9/11 Truth and the Strategy of Tension

Just finished reading an essay by Swiss historian Daniele Ganser, "The Strategy of Tension in the Cold War Period."…/2014GanserVol39May.pdf
It's a "brief" description (from his much longer, more scholarly book) of how it was slowly discovered that acts of terror carried out in Europe during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and blamed on communist organizations, were in fact carried out by right-wing organizations supported by NATO, the CIA and Britain's MI6. The purpose was to make it look like communists were behind the terror attacks and thus persuade people to favor more right-wing governments. 
Ganser, who is a 9/11 Truther, draws two conclusions from this:

"The two main arguments against the view that the attacks of 9/11 were influenced by the US government and its military have been a priori arguments. One of these is that civilized Western governments in general, and the US government in particular, would never do such a heinous thing. The other main a priori argument is that if the attacks of 9/11 were carried out by forces within America’s own government, this fact could not have remained secret for this long. The information in this article shows both of these arguments to be dubious at best." 

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