Thursday, December 11, 2014

Writing the Media about the Torture Report

Written by 9/11 Truth Outreach Staff

Send a Letter to the Editor or Post a Comment on a Blog -
"Torture Intentionally Amplified the False Storyline of 9/11"

Dear Editor:

It is with great dismay that I see [your paper or blog] discussion about the Senate's Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. The purported need for "enhanced Interrogation" is frequently tied to the so called "intelligence lapses" related to the 9/11 "terrorist attacks." What these supporters of "enhanced interrogation" neglect to tell you is that a review of the results of this Program shows that they were used to solidify a false story about what happened on 9/11.

First, torture is simply "bad" from a moral perspective; second, torture is even more reprehensible when you add that it produces unreliable information; and third, torture becomes truly evil when the torture program is designed to produce false confessions for propaganda purposes. The false admissions were used to shift attention away from the immense body of evidence that the World Trade Center skyscrapers were destroyed by explosive high-temperature incendiaries that were pre-planted in favor of an Official Narrative story confessed to by individuals who gave up this information while being waterboarded.

The distraction afforded by the "confessions" helped avoid a discussion that the destruction of these skyscrapers was not a gravity-only collapse caused by plane impacts and fires, but rather was a controlled demolition. Over 2,300 architects and engineers have signed a petition calling for a new investigation of 9/11, citing evidence of controlled demolitions. The heinous use of torture to create a false story that distracts from the real story is the real evil of the "enhanced interrogation techniques"—and one that is not being discussed by the media.

Posting in Blogs or Comment Sections of Articles

When replying to a comment or an article, always try to envision how it will look to the readers who follow the thread and the comments. Be professional and courteous even if the other person is behaving badly. This approach actually makes you look better than the "opponent" in the eyes of subsequent readers.

Additionally, try to find an opportunity to leave other links that help tell the story. Videos, such as David Chandler's physics Toolbox series, moves the argument away from a "he said/she said, tit-for-tat" to a third party who provides a different, higher level of credibility.

Guidelines:

  1. Be courteous. . . always
  2. Comment in your own name (or online identity)
  3. If it is not a 9/11 specific article you are commenting on, make a reference to the article and why 9/11 Truth is relevant to the article
  4. Remember you are leaving your post for others to see
  5. Sometime comments get deleted and don't have a long shelf life
  6. Consider creating a catalogue of standard 9/11 comments that would be helpful
  7. As appropriate, refer to articles and evidence on the AE911Truth website:
    1. FAQ page
    2. Evidence page
    3. Favorite AE articles (go to google.com and type in "site:ae911truth.org" at the end of the search request in order to search only AE911Truth's website)
  8. If you post to a comment, add it to a twitter feed (to be determined)

It is important to avoid speculation and stick to the evidence and the facts such as: the forensic evidence for the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 show that highly explosive, high-temperature incendiaries were an (officially) unacknowledged factor in the destruction of the skyscrapers. The mechanics of the destruction of these three skyscrapers show that they cannot be gravity-only collapses precipitated purely by structural trauma and fire. Explosives were necessary to create the level of destruction required to bring down these steel-reinforced buildings.