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TVWho: Gen. Wesley Clark Shocker on 9/11 “Policy Coup”

In this stunning but little-known speech from 2007, Gen. Wesley Clark claims America underwent a “policy coup” at the time of the 9/11 attacks. In this video, he reveals that, right after 9/11, he was privy to information contained in a classified memo: US plans to attack and remove governments in seven countries over five years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.

He was told: “We learned that we can use our military without being challenged …. We’ve got about five years to clean up the Soviet client regimes before another superpower comes along and challenges us.”

“This was a policy coup…these people took control of policy in the United States….”


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  • http://www.911Blogger.com/ Orangutan.

    “What do you think?”

    I think 9/11 was an inside job and an example of false flag terrorism.

    • james hamm

      see ae911truth.org.never before or after 911 have steel-reinforced buildings been brought down by fire! yet, on 911 three buildings in manhattan were brought down by fire that was one third the temp needed to melt steel! and a lot of the fall was at free fall. Newton’s Law and the laws of thermodynamics were on vacation that day. What’s the odds it was a planned demo?

  • soularddave

    At the most, Al Qaeda was a subcontractor, IMHO. The question is: Who was the cabal that came up with the idea to implement the operation and act as the general contractor?

    We know the “what”, and can make inferences as to “why”, but the question of the Century is “WHO?”. Because this affects all of us, we are OWED an answer.

    • http://www.911Blogger.com/ Orangutan.

      Have you read much about PNAC. Check out their statement of principles. Their publication titled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” from Sept. of 2000. Check the amount of PNAC signatories in the Bush administration. Check out their wikipedia page. Check out Kevin Ryan’s work.

      http://digwithin.net/2012/04/08/911-as-a-sequel-to-iran-contra/
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century
      http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm
      http://www.newamericancentury.org/publicationsreports.htm

      • Kjcarlin

        Why are these websites blocked by Internet Security as malicious sites?

      • Kjcarlin

        Well, actually it was the first one that was blocked.

    • http://www.911Blogger.com/ Orangutan.

      If you like documentaries this one tries to answer the question of who was behind the attacks of September 11th.

      Fabled Enemies:
      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2144933190875239407

      Peace.

    • http://www.911Blogger.com/ Orangutan.
    • GDWIlliams

      “Almost 10 years after the draft DPG (Defense Planning Guidance) requested by Bush Sr. had been rejected, his son, George W. Bush, entered the White House. Shortly thereafter came the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Following the attacks, he and VP Cheney led a campaign to invade Iraq.
      Many commentators began noting striking similarities between ideas emanating from the Bush administration about its “war on terror” strategy and the ideas promoted by the Project for the New American Century(PNAC), a neoconservative pressure group created to push a “Reaganite” foreign policy in apost-Cold War world.

      One of the first to report on this was Jim Lobe, who pointed out how the authors of the embarrassing 91′ draft DPG were now deeply ensconced within the son’s – George W Bush’s – administration. “When he saw the ’92 draft DPG ten years ago, Senator Joseph Biden denounced it as a prescription for ‘literally a Pax Americana.’ The authors are now (2002 -ed.) back in key positions and their vision appears to be reviving.”

      • GDWilliams

        Here’s the reason we went from the Cold War to a GWOT. A new justification for keeping defense spending at cold war levels despite the collapse of the USSR in the late 80′s leaving the ‘hawks’ without any way to argue their own relevance to taxpayers. Israel too was very worried they may lose US support now that their own geo-strategic relevance had also been left severely undermined. http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/1992_Draft_Defense_Planning_Guidance

  • http://twitter.com/BenMVPk7 BenMVPk7

    Excellent post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003248296865 Vivek Jain

    James Petras’ articles are indispensable (see petras.lahaine.org) , as are the Gould and Fitzgerald series over at boilingfrogspost.com

  • antoinepgrew

    Stunning, isn’t it.

  • Bob newiski

    General Clark has credibility unlike Bush, Cheney and crew

  • Pat

    Yeah, he may be telling the truth. But why do these guys always come out of the woodwork years after the fact. It doesn’t mean a damn thing now unless he’s got proof which he doesn’t. If he’d said something at the time it might have meant something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/betty.kaplan.7 Betty Kaplan

    Bravo, Wesley!!! I had wanted him for president. Why are we there?? He is clear. Start the dialogue and the questions.

  • manuel del cuevo

    you know he is the host of a new war-themed celebrity “reality” show, right?

  • Anarchy Pony

    Today’s empires are tomorrow’s ashes.

  • http://twitter.com/Suessafluff Suessafluff

    My concern is the same as others. Why is it that the real whistle blowers don’t come forward immediately when these things happen? I undermines the legitimacy immensely when they come forward years later. I’m still waiting for the REAL JFK story, but even Obama elected to keep those records sealed even though they should ALL be public record now. The real perpetrators will be dead by the time we learn the truth. That is why the classification laws are what they are and why we all know that our own government is behind every political event from well before JFK (pearl harbor anyone?) to today, but most especially 9/11. And the Bush family continues to play a major role. Sigh…so much scandal, so little time…

    • http://twitter.com/bilibutterfield Billy Butterfield

      The only reason for secrecy is dishonesty, hiding crimes.

      • Roger Merritt

        No, there are things that really need to be kept secret, mostly in the intelligence gathering field. I agree, though, the about 99% of what is classified is to hide criminal or incompetent activity. Note the whistleblowers Obama is savagely prosecuting/persecuting all exposed either illegal acts or corruption. The people who leaked real secrets are all high government officials who are immune from even being investigated.

      • H.P. Loathecraft

        Preventing official embarrassment is a major reason.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jean.b.fleming.1 Jean Blake Fleming

    I also agree that these guys come out after the fact.

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  • anonymous too

    Personally, and maybe I am wrong and naive, but I believe most whistle blowers don’t tell right away or wait until after the fact because, to be blunt, just imagine what might happen if he DID tell while this was happening. Wouldn’t you worry about your family’s and your own safety? Stuff DOES happen to whistle blowers and especially so in government. One reads about it all the time. Freedom of Speech and rights only go so far when it comes to this kind of stuff.

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  • mbb

    Aah but he left out the group that benefits from all those oil and gas pipelines and reserves, as well as the rare minerals in Afghanistan. It is just like Haiti, the populations is left to their own devices while the gold discovered on their tiny island will be extracted leaving nothing for the populace but an environmental mess. Globally people have little importance anymore except to pay taxes and kept quiet.

  • Dave Fryett

    What nonsense! He’s pretending to be telling tales out of school, but he’s really just doing his homework.

    So what happened to those 7 invasions in 5 years?

    Wolfowitz refers to Syria, Iran, and Iraq as “Soviet client states’? How odd as none of them were.

    In ’91 Wolf’ says ‘now we now the Soviets won’t stop us’? Wall street, in the person of Larry Summers, was running Russia by this point. There was never any doubt that the Russians would not interfere or the first Gulf war wouldnt have occurred.

    This is a soldier, an apparatckik of the bourgeois state, fulfilling his mission. He is a professional liar.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7F6NLWB6QWW4XCU5OO37TH4BXQ Neal

    Probability tells me that what those 2 towers experienced in their
    demolition are considered State Secrets’. That is why there is no
    hint of a re-investigation for what happened on 9/11/2001.
    How those disruptions occurred and are occurring in those targeted
    countries would also be considered State Secrets’ covered under an Act of our congress which may be a target also.

  • Roanman

    If you believe Clark’s story, the real interesting questions are those having to do with how it is that nothing has changed despite a complete shift in political power from Republicans to Democrats. If elected politicians aren’t affecting policy, who Is?

    • http://twitter.com/BryanGillett Bryan Gillett

      What? Which country did this complete shift in political power take place in? Because in the United States, we’ve had a multi-decade complete shift in political power from the Democrats to the Nut Job Right (oops, Republicans), and that’s who is affecting policy.

      • Roanman

        Maybe I’m mistaken, maybe Democrat Obama isn’t the President of the United States, and maybe there isn’t really a Democrat controlled Senate, and maybe the Democrats didn’t hold the house from the last half of the Bush presidency and the first two years of the Obama administration which provided Democrats with control of both legislative bodies and the executive.

        Are you sure that didn’t happen here in the good old US of A?

        • H.P. Loathecraft

          Yes, we’re quite sure.
          Democrats had a tenuous supermajority on paper for a little more than a year, including one “independent”, McCain/Graham BFF Joe Lieberman, and an entire caucus of blue dog Democrats that are essentially right-of-center Republicans. If that’s “complete control” then Chick-A-Fil take-out is a nutritious and fat-free snack.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683116747 John McBride

          There are no blue dog dems any longer. They either changed parties or are gone. They are alll socialist libs now.

        • H.P. Loathecraft

          It’s always amusing to listen to the bleating of the willfully ignorant and your reply was certainly no exception.

        • H.P. Loathecraft

          There are numerous very conservative Democrats. There are perhaps a handful that are anything like socialists.

        • http://profiles.google.com/oregonstu Stuart Davies

          And maybe key bits of this history didn’t actually occur during Clinton’s term….

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  • Expat

    Interesting list of countries. Did Obama add Tunisia and Egypt, or were those regime changes a surprise? It should be noted that Tunisia and Egypt were nonviolent; obviously not American!

  • dee preston

    Our government is undermining all of our civil liberties. It seems they have used this travesty to attack the People of the USA. We all know that there. Are only about 3 major companies who could have imploded those towers right? Think about what is happening now and what happend then…the patriot act is the perfect example. I thought the patriot act was supposed to eliminate money laundering but if u look at the banks and what they are doing it only makes sense that the American People are now under great threats. From our own government. Trapwire anyone!?

  • Mike

    its great! But he can say anything now hindsight is 20-20! If he listens to russ baker/dave emory he could get this info from the past,postings everyone overlooks the obvious he is selling a book and if he had spoken up at the time he would be dead! Money makes the world go round! I.e. Try buying a coffee without a dollar!russ already said that most people dont have the bandwith to pay any mind!! They have to eat ! They dont give a sbit

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002915918673 Guyute Icculus

    New boss….same as the old boss.

  • rick

    You guys keep asking who who like a flock of owls,the answer of course is Mr evil himself …Dr Cheney.

  • sraney

    I find it absolutely astounding that there are still Americans who aren’t familiar with “PNAC” or the Project for the New American Century Go to http://www.newamericancentury.org and you will see the agenda he’s referring to spelled out – all of this info was available to the public – Kagan, et al were bragging about it.

    Remember the letter that the Project for the New American
    Century (PNAC) sent to Clinton urging him to bomb Iraq? http://newamericancentury.org/iraqclintonletter.htm

    Look at the letter below and note the same signatures plus
    a few more criminals. (the Foreign Policy Initiative was the name of the group
    that Kristol and Kagan created to replace PNAC above.) Robert Kagan, the
    father of neoconservatism, is currently advising Mrs. Clinton and, at the same
    time Mitt Romney, while his wife, Victoria Newland, is her press secretary. http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/about/staff

  • http://profiles.google.com/oregonstu Stuart Davies

    It might be enlightening to put Clark’s revelations into the context of the “Silk Road Strategy” that was being formulated in the same time period. Here is an excerpt from a post by Michel Chossudovsky: “America’s Silk Road Strategy: The
    Trans-Eurasian Security System

    The Silk Road Strategy (SRS)
    constitutes an essential building block of US foreign policy in the
    post-Cold War era.

    The SRS was formulated as a bill presented to the US Congress in
    1999. It called for the creation of an energy and transport corridor
    network linking Western Europe to Central Asia and eventually to the
    Far East.

    The Silk Road Strategy is defined as
    a “trans-Eurasian security system”. The SRS calls for the “militarization
    of the Eurasian corridor” as an integral part of the “Great Game”.
    The stated objective, as formulated under the proposed March 1999
    Silk Road Strategy Act, is to develop America’s business empire
    along an extensive geographical corridor.

    While the 1999 SRS legislation (HR
    3196) was adopted by the House of Representatives, it never became
    law. Despite this legislative setback, the Silk Road Strategy became,
    under the Bush Administration, the de facto basis of US-NATO
    interventionism, largely with a view to integrating the former
    Soviet republics of the South Caucasus and Central Asia into the US
    sphere of influence.

    The successful implementation of the
    SRS required the concurrent “militarization” of the entire Eurasian
    corridor from the Eastern Mediterranean to China’s Western frontier
    bordering onto Afghanistan, as a means to securing control over
    extensive oil and gas reserves, as well as “protecting” pipeline
    routes and trading corridors. The invasion of Afghanistan in October
    2001 has served to support American strategic objectives in Central
    Asia including the control of pipeline corridors. Afghanistan border
    onto Chinese Western frontier. It is also a strategic landbridge
    linking the extensive oil wealth of the Caspian Sea basin to the
    Arabian Sea.

    The militarization process under the SRS is largely directed against
    China, Russia and Iran. The SRS, called for:

    “The development of strong
    political, economic, and security ties among countries of the
    South Caucasus and Central Asia and the West [which] will foster
    stability in this region, which is vulnerable to political and
    economic pressures from the south, north, and east. [meaning
    Russia to the North, Iraq, Iran and the Middle East to the South
    and China to the East]

    (106th Congress, Silk Road Strategy Act of 1999)

    The adoption of a neoliberal policy
    agenda under advice from the IMF and the World Bank is an integral
    part of the SRS, which seeks to foster “open market economies… [which]
    will provide positive incentives for international private
    investment, increased trade, and other forms of commercial
    interactions”. (Ibid).

    Strategic access to South Caucasus
    and Central Asian oil and gas is a central feature of the Silk Road
    Strategy:

    “The region of the South Caucasus
    and Central Asia could produce oil and gas in sufficient
    quantities to reduce the dependence of the United States on
    energy from the volatile Persian Gulf region.” (Ibid)

    The SRS is also intent upon
    preventing the former Soviet republics from developing their own
    economic, political and military cooperation ties as well as
    establishing broad ties up with China, Russia and Iran. (See Michel
    Chossudovsky,
    America’s “War on Terrorism”, Global Research, Montreal, 2005).

    In this regard, the formation of GUAM,
    which was launched in 1997, was intended to integrate the former
    Soviet republics into military cooperation arrangements with the US
    and NATO, which would prevent them from reestablishing their ties
    with the Russian Federation. ”

    In the light of this information, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the “civil war” in Syria stirred up by NATO organized mercenaries, and the ongoing threats of an invasion of Iran all take on a new meaning. It seems evident that the intention is to take control of a large swath of territory running from the Mediterranean to the Caspian Sea region as a means to secure a safe corridor under the control of the NATO powers to direct the oil and gas wealth of the middle east and central Asia to the West, as well as to Asian markets via conduits under western control.
    If you look at a map, you can easily see that Iran is an essential piece that must be captured… and this of course explains the persistent buildup in saber rattling threats from the west against Iran. A westward pipeline route that bypasses the Caucasus region to the south must go through Iran. (not to mention the fact that Iran itself sits on one of the largest reserves of light sweet crude oil in the world).
    The bogus hullabaloo a regarding the non-existent Iranian nuclear weapons program is no more the real reason for the looming invasion there than the bogus “Weapons of Mass Destruction” were the real reason for the invasion of Iraq.

    • Le_Dingue

      Thanks a lot for this post. I’m familiar with the background but I’ve not heard of the SRS and nor have I read Chossudovsky on this.
      If only people knew the games that go on, the media control we are subjected to!

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  • Jonathonjobs

    great work once again! Here in Australia we just blinding go along with US foreign policy. All our national debates are on helping the women in Afghanistan, helping the poor victims of Saddam….please save from the crappy government and commercial media!   

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1672891012 Greg Burton

    Another flaming, molten, reeking, stinking brick in the now massive wall of incontrovertible direct and circumstantial evidence; substantiated by means, motive, and opportunity (cui bono) that shrieks, cries out, admonishes 9/11 was an inside job.

  • Pierre Adler

    Thank you, General Clark!
    But why did it take you so long to reveal that fact?
    And why aren’t you broadcasting it far and wide?
    Why are you content to leave it on that piece of videotape in the archives of the Commonwealth Club?
    What does that say about you? Are you that ambivalent about revealing the truth?
    Our predicament here in the States is a very sorry one.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Sharp/1165272061 Mark Sharp

    This so-called “policy coup” was just the initiation of plan that was already been in-the-works for some time. 9-11 was the pretext used to secure regimes that are favorable to the US (particularly the oil and banking interests) in countries with ‘strategically vital resources’ or somehow connected to maintaining access to these resources. And to change domestic policy that would to restrain internal dissent and be even more favorable to the major corporations and their ruling-class owners. And to do both by whatever overt or convert means possible. Clark’s said that he was told (he doesn’t say who told him) that “We’ve got about five years to clean up the Soviet client regimes before another superpower comes along and challenges us.” If ‘they’ believed this to be the case would they just wait around hoping for some ‘trigger event’ to happen? Of course not. So once again the more important story is what really happened on 9-11-01 -probably the CIA’s most elaborate convert operation to date.

    It’s amazing to me how many people still do not get what’s going on. The whole Republican vs Democrat, Left vs Right thing is itself a Machiavellian ruse (to pit the 80% ‘economic majority’ against each other). I don’t know if Obama is just playing the game or if he is the fully embedded. Do people really think that out of the 250 million adults over age of 18 in the US, our Presidents have all been the brightest, most ethical, most qualified person for the job? Anyone can not grow up to be President.

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