Jan 152016
 

9/11 as False Flag: Why International Law Must Dare to Care

Amy Baker Benjamin
Auckland University of Technology

January 10, 2016

Emory International Law Review, Forthcoming

Abstract:
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

  5 Responses to “New 9/11 Academic Article – 9/11 as False Flag: Why International Law Must Dare to Care”

  1. Bravo to Amy Benjamin and for her intellectual courage! It is wonderful to see an American academic now based in Auckland (Auckland AUT law school) having such a challenging paper published in an international law journal!! It is also great to have the paper available online to read in the Social Sciences Research network. One to share with the social scientists researching conspiracy theories at Victoria University eh!

    Amy Benjamin has also written a play that was staged in London in 2014 called “we, MacBeth” which dealt with the American political developments, including 9/11, since the JFK assassination.

    Here is the link to the trailer for the play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuhCvWu1aCQ

    And here is the favourable review it received: http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2014/01/we-macbeth-theatro-technis-review.html

  2. What a courageous academic. Hopefully times are a changing. I will study with interest.

  3. Where did this paper go? It was here a couple weeks ago, how could it be deleted? It was one of the best papers i’ve read yet, where is the original?

    I have this archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20160206030003/http://www.htmlpublish.com/newTestDocStorage/DocStorage/cb75341e28cd45ebacc78af9bed0d4f6/SSRN-id2713267.htm

    • Thanks Timmy for alerting me to broken link at the Social Sciences Research Journal – I will contact the author and check with her as to its deletion from the database there? In the meantime, I have uploaded a link to the pdf in the article above. It is a brilliant paper and I have been sharing with those in NZ academia who still support the official theory.

      • It makes me so happy to have received a reply. This paper was one of the most amazing things I have ever read, please don’t let them throw it down the memory hole! Thanks for everything you do and have done for us, I really appreciate it :)

        I will definitely be downloading that .pdf.