What Dick Cheney’s lies on 9/11 has cost the US and impacted the world
Posted on November 16th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge

In a documentary The World According to Dick Cheney,” Dick Cheney then Vice-President of the USA admits that it was he and not President Bush who ordered the shooting down of the plane that fell into a field in Pennsylvania in September 2001. He also admits that he falsely linked Iraq with 9/11 and influenced Justice Department to legalize torture. He admits too that he used 9/11 to enable spying on Americans, start the Afghan and Iraq war and the ‘war on terror’ which were all planned before 9/11 which in other words has to leave us to deduce that 9/11 itself was pre-planned as well!

A little bit of reading and relearning would tell us that there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq when US invaded it – now ISIS, an Al Qaeda affiliate controls an area a size of a country inside Iraq. Al Qaeda, Hillary Clinton herself admitted was a creation of the CIA and little dots lead to all other Islamic groups having the covert backing and blessings of US, Allies and NATO nations too.

As far as terrorism goes, there are more suicide attacks post US invasion and occupation in Iraq than when Iraq was run by dictator Saddam. 95% of all suicide attacks are in reaction to the foreign military occupation (Air Force Institute of Technology and the School of Advanced Airpower Studies) Suicide attacks since invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan increased from 300 between 1980 to 2003 to 1800 from 2004 to 2009 and rising.

Post 9/11 – Impact on world

  • Afghanistan, a country that took no part in the 9/11 was bombed and occupied by US/Allies.
  • Secret renditions, torture chambers, prisons like Guantanamo Bay, Diego Garcia prevail where people are whisked off and kept with no legal counsel, no family access and the likelihood of never returning. The UN has done little to close down these illegal and internationally questioned prison cells. There are ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’. Military Commissions Act in 2006 passed authorized trial by military commissions for combatants.

Post 9/11 – Impact on America

  • The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The Patriot Act expanded the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the powers can be applied. Criticism prevail on sections that authorize the indefinite detentions of immigrants, searches through which law enforcement officers search a home or business without the owner’s or the occupant’s permission or knowledge, and the expanded use of National Security Letters, which allows the FBI to search telephone, e-mail, and financial records without a court order.
  • The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks. Whereas the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect the United States from within. With more than 200,000 employees, DHS is the third largest Cabinet department in the U.S. government, after the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs
  • There are some 1,271 U.S. government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence.
  • It has been estimated that 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances.
  • In Washington and the surrounding area, 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2001
  • Television and music were censored
  • US National Security Agency was authorized to activate data mining tap into communications of American citizens, including e-mail conversations, phone calls, financial transactions, and Internet activity (Stellar Wind operation)
  • School and university curriculum has changed to include domestic security programs. New research programs are all at the cost of US taxpayer
  • The President’s Surveillance Program (PSP) is a collection of secret intelligence activities authorized by George W. Bush – warrantless wiretapping of international communications where one party is believed to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda.
  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments of 2008 – makes it illegal to intentionally engage in electronic surveillance under the appearance of an official government act.  The act prohibits any person from illegally intercepting, disclosing, using or divulging phone calls or electronic communications.  It prohibits the individual states from investigating, sanctioning, or requiring disclosure by large telecoms and protects them from lawsuits.  The act requires the government to keep records on surveillance for a period of 10 years. It increased the time for warrantless surveillance from 48 hours to 7 days.  It requires government agencies to cease warranted surveillance of a targeted American if they enter the United States. The changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows the government to conduct surveillance of any person for up to one week (168 hours) without a warrant
  • Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 is a 236-page Act of Congress, signed by President George W. Bush that broadly affects U.S. federal terrorism laws. The act is notable for a section which directs the Commissioner of Social Security to restrict the issuance of multiple replacement social security cards to 3 per year and 10 for the life of the individual.”

Post 9/11 – Impact on US citizens

  • Some 3000 US citizens are said to have died in 9/11 – US responded by bombing Afghanistan and killing 3500 Afghans who took no part in 9/11
  • Since 9/11 which killed 3000 US citizens, less than 30 American civilians have died since 2001 due to terrorism whereas 1.2m die from heart attacks, cancer, over 16,000 American youth die from motor accidents – thus an American is 35,079 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack
  • Since 9/11, Only 33 Deaths From Muslim Terrorism Vs. 150,000 Deaths From Murders
  • There have been 10 deadly attacks in the United States by nonjihadist extremists since 9/11
  • Between 2012 and 2014 there have been 74 school shootings!

Post 9/11 – Impact on US troops

  • US police have killed over 5000 US civilians since 9/11 (almost equivalent to the US soldier deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan). Majority of those killed are either Blacks or Latinos – Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist
  • More than 6000 US servicemen have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan needlessly
  • More than 40,000 US servicemen are wounded some unlikely to eve recover
  • Soldiers unemployed – The unemployment rate for post-9/11 vets was 9 percent in 2013, down from 9.9 percent in 2012
  • Soldiers on medication and prescription drugs – The military spent at least $2.7 billion on antidepressants alone in the decade after 9/11. between 2009 and 2013, the Defense department increased its number of therapists by 43 percent, to 9,425, and in 2010, the army issued a policy on the use of multiple medications that called for increased training for clinicians and comprehensive reviews of cases in which patients are receiving four or more drugs. 2010 internal report by the DOD’s Pharmacoeconomic Center said 213,972, or 20 percent of the 1.1 million active-duty troops surveyed, were taking some form of psychotropic drug — antidepressants, antipsychotics, sedative hypnotics or other controlled substances. http://www.ibtimes.com/medicating-our-troops-oblivion-prescription-drugs-said-be-endangering-us-soldiers-1572217
  • Soldier suicide – 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Since 9/11, in excess of 100,000 American veterans have died from suicide. 49,000 took own lives between 2005 and 2011 http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/08/30/13292/suicide-rate-veterans-far-exceeds-civilian-population
  • Military rape – Active-duty female personnel make up roughly 14.5 percent — or 207,308 members — of the more than 1.4 million Armed Forces, One in three military women has been sexually assaulted. According to the most recent report by the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, 3,192 sexual assaults were reported out of an estimated 19,000 — roughly 52 a day — between Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 31, 2011.

Post 9/11 – Statistics

  • US Congressional Research estimates the price tag on the 2 wars to be $1.3trillion plus excluding medical and disability costs of treating war veterans
  • Costs have risen for military intelligence, homeland security spending
  • How far is America safer given the costs the American tax payer ends up dishing out for endless security-related costs burdened upon the tax payer when breaking the supply of weapons, stopping the training of terrorists and funding of them would have easily addressed terrorism instead of counterterrorism.
  • A 2011 Los Angeles Times article, noting that federal and state governments are spending about $75 billion a year on domestic security,” described how local police departments receive so much homeland security money from the U.S. government that they end up forced to buy battlefield equipment they know they do not need
  • On the one hand the countries that are manufacturing arms are also covertly using terrorists for their own agendas but claim to be running programs to eliminate them and curtailing the freedoms of the people by imposing numerous counter-terrorism initiatives which deny them to question the authorities once they find out the truth! In actual terms these counter-terrorism initiatives appear to be pre-emptive measures to protect those that are molly-codling terrorists but pretending they are their enemies!
  • US towards militarization : A bill passed in 1988 authorized the National Guard to aid local police in drug interdiction, a law that resulted in National Guard troops conducting drug raids on city streets and using helicopters to survey rural areas for pot farms. In 1989, President George Bush enacted a new policy creating regional task forces within the Pentagon to work with local police agencies on anti-drug efforts. Then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney declared in 1989, “The detection and countering of the production, trafficking and use of illegal drugs is a high priority national security mission of the Department of Defense.” In 1980 there were just 3,000 annual SWAT deployments, by 1996 there were 30,000 and by 2001 there were 40,000
  • Based on public records requests to more than 260 law enforcement agencies in 26 states, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) concluded that American policing has become excessively militarized through the use of weapons and tactics designed for the battlefield” and that this militarization unfairly impacts people of color and undermines individual liberties, and it has been allowed to happen in the absence of any meaningful public discussion.”

Some questions to ask and seek answers for

In 2001 we came to know of an organization called Al Qaeda and a leader called Osama Bin Laden. Within no time both entities became the World’s Most Wanted. Their profiles were known to the US authorities and this loosely connects with US own admission that they created Al Qaeda as far back as the 1980s. Islamic militancy has become a super geopolitical weapon. It has changed the dynamics of entire nations and enabled nations to be split into fragments under the banner ‘self-determination’ facilitated through R2P and humanitarian interventions all meaning nothing other than military interventions and a handful of corporates walking off with the natural resources and assets of nations taken over.

Not many seem to follow the trail to see how these terrorists are getting their weapons. Indoctrination of people to become followers of Islamic cult practices is one thing but who manufactures and supplies the arms is the key component that counter terrorism should deal with. Nevertheless, how can that be done when the counter-terrorism activists and the suppliers of arms to terrorists are perhaps one and the same? President Obama even waived ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition!

Dick Cheney’s admission is important for several reasons for a series of lies has turned the world upside down and unleashed monsters of a kind the world public find it impossible to get rid of. With majority of US soldiers on prescription drugs and the militarization of the West through bogus terror threats that have tightened domestic laws and curbed the people’s freedoms it is obvious that the perpetrators continue to be upto mischief.

It is time the world starts to wake up.

5 Responses to “What Dick Cheney’s lies on 9/11 has cost the US and impacted the world”

  1. AnuD Says:

    right now, it is the Syria and Eastern Europe in turmoil. It will extends beyond Ukraine and into other countries. Just wait and see. Ebola makes make africans weaker and more dependant and they have to sell their mineral resources cheaper.

    It is all to sell weapons, cheap oil, expanding markets for their businesses and think about the internationalized dollar. Right now there are no small industries there. Only the big businesses. They need expansion in order to make profits. Weapon companies need to sell weapons. Finally, Every international transaction that uses the dollar earns some money for them.

    It was the same thing with Arab Springs. those countries are in turmoil or failed states. They wish even the European Union breaks down. Who knows. Nefore that, it was Iraq, Afghanistan.

    Then the target will be Pakstan, Iran etc. Eventually it comes to Indian Ocean too, mostly South Eastern Asia.

    So, I think, Sri lanka will have hard time too.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Current crisis is due to RUSSIA not having a backbone.

    ALL pro-Russian regimes and people are HAMMERED by the US-EU-SAUDI axis.

    Iran – a very poor country now after sanctions
    Syria – another very poor chaotic country
    Libya – a total disaster
    Venezuela – Hugo was poisoned and killed
    Eastern Ukraine – MASSIVE war crimes against Russian minority
    Russians can’t afford food after sanctions.

    Mr PU(ssy) (Foo)TIN(g) is a failure.

    If he has ANY courage left, he should use his nukes against ONE enemy country. That will bring world peace. NO ONE wants a nuke war so the aggressor always WINS.

  3. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Please read the book – “Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order” by Mark Crispin Miller

  4. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Please watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaxDFt9tZro

  5. AnuD Says:


    A Leader needs to be very patient. Results of a hasty decision is very destructive.

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