9/11 as False Flag: Why International Law Must Dare to Care
Amy Baker Benjamin
Auckland University of Technology
January 10, 2016
At the heart of contemporary international law lies a paradox: The attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001 have justified nearly fifteen years of international war, yet the official international community, embodied principally in the United Nations, has failed to question or even scrutinize the U.S. Government’s account of those attacks. Despite the impressive and serious body of literature that has emerged to suggest that 9/11 was a classic (if unprecedentedly monstrous) false-flag attack, international statesmen, following the lead of scholars, have acted as if there is no controversy whatsoever. This disconnect between the growing (alternative) evidentiary record of state responsibility for the attacks and the focus of international institutions is impossible to sustain if those institutions are to maintain any semblance of viability and meaning.
In a three-step process, this Article seeks to connect the international community to the possible reality of 9/11-as-false-flag. First, it shows that it is highly rational to question the official 9/11 account given the historical record of the first half of the twentieth century, which reveals a pattern of false flag attacks over which the international community openly fretted and tried to exercise jurisdiction. Second, it analyzes the reasons why intellectual elites and the statesmen they influence are behaving irrationally in not inquiring into the possibility of 9/11-as-false-flag, deconstructing a multi-faceted motive into all its unsavory parts. Third, it argues that the means for ceasing this irrational behavior is readily available, as the United Nations need only carry out its core and incontrovertible “jury” function of determining the existence of aggression in order to exercise a long-overdue oversight of the official 9/11 narrative.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 39
Keywords: 9/11, False Flag, Lochner Formalism, Article 51, pretextual self-defense, aggression
To download the paper or read as Pdf in your browser – click here
or here SSRN-id2713267
We attended this highly informative and sobering lecture which was hosted by the Pacific Institute of Resource Management at Victoria University of Wellington on Thursday 29 October at 5.30 pm. I highly recommend a listen to this lecture which is now posted at the Pacific Ecologist Website link here
The United States has been the dominant world power since World War II, even prior to USSR break-up, as indicated by more than 70 governments overthrown by the US in that period. The USSR collapse led to a complete reshaping of the European landscape, but at the same time China has emerged as a leading world power, as it had been before the 17th century. In recent years its growing financial and economic strength is transforming not only China, but also laying the foundations for a completely new economic order through a ‘new silk roads’ policy that is accompanied by a network of regional and world-wide agreements. Once again Eurasia is at the heart of what Sir Halford Mackinder in 1904 called the ‘world island’. For the west, these developments will shape the foreseeable future world-wide.
James writes on geopolitical issues with a legal and human rights perspective. He was educated at Canterbury, Victoria and Auckland Universities, and has practised as a barrister in Brisbane since 1984. He publishes in Counterpunch and New Eastern Outlook, and presents to organisations such as the Australian Institute for International Affairs.
Saudis ‘financed 9/11 US attacks’
This stunning world news headline featured in the Taranaki Daily News Sat June 6th as a full page color image of the 911 insider attack underway in New York.
On page B1, WORLD section, FAIRFAX/TIMES reported from the United States, that ‘Republican Congressman Thomas Massie (Kentucky) – after reading the chapter of 28 redacted pages in the 911 investigation papers said : “I had to stop every couple of pages…..to rearrange my understanding of history. It challenges you to rethink everything.”
Which about sums up what this asks of the reader .
why were these papers not buried 12 years ago ? What does it mean, to ‘out’ your ALLIES in the ‘war-against-terror’, as being the very financiers’ OF it ?
The attacks had until now been blamed squarely on the twice reincarnated ‘alQaeda’ Osama BinLaden, who, born of the House-of-Saudi, and a known asset of the CIA, had been dead for 13 years.
A member of the original investigation into the attacks, Senator Bob Graham, Florida[retired,] is calling for a public release of the 28 redacted pages.
why now ? the ‘Deepstate’ tells us it controls the media – so why NOW would it identify Saudi Arabia as the financiers of the 911 terror attack ?
What does that do for the truth of 911,. If you are allies with the financiers of it.
Or, that ISIS is found fighting with right sector/fascist
NATO allies in Ukraine. Right now. 2015.
The work is bound to those realities as example of ’the present.’
The not-so-secret recent histories.
A rural NZ artist’s take on the Global war of terror, unleashed by the
Project for the New American Century [NEOCON] on a now suspecting world.
It is another way of saying “Learned Helplessness.”
The shut off.
Thats what the show is about.
Friday May 15th 5pm
KINA Design + Art Space
101 Devon Street West New Plymouth