Kevin Barrett was a guest on my show Unstacking the Deck, on Humboldt State University's student radio station KRFH Radio Free Humboldt 105.1 FM. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison who came under fire for his skepticism of the official government version of events on September 11, 2001 which led us into the seemingly neverending war on terror. He was on Bill O'Reilly, among many other media outlets, and start off with a clip of that.
We discuss how Dick Cheney's wife Lynn initiated the attack on him in order to make an example. Then get into evidence that from the start in office the Bush administration began plans to invade Iraq, carving up their oil fields, and Afghanistan, for making a deal with an Argentinian company for a pipeline. The Taliban were told they could have a carpet of gold or bombs, depending on it they played ball or not.
Analyzing the oafishal story Barrett points out how most of the alleged hijackers were Saudi and in the US on a military agreement with Saudi Arabia referred to as a "snitch" visa for doing dirt for the CIA for a couple years. Also these visas were initially denied by whistleblower Mike Springman, an American visa official that was overridden by higher up. Furthermore, we discuss the farfetched concept of a handful of guys based in a cave that orchestrated these attacks.
Barrett breaks down the issue of division in the 911 Truth movement, which he dedicates himself to full-time following his unceremonious firing from UW. Simple disagreemnts fracture the movement, ill-intended or not, this serves to do more damage than good to the cause.
Later we discuss the documented history of conspiracy fact that larger nations give convenient excuses of being attacked smaller nations, this later turns out to be false. Nonetheless these governments still end up taking a lot of land from. For instance Mexican and Spanish-American Wars. The sinking of the USS Maine, which was supposedly attacked, is generally accepted to have been an accident or intentional explosion from inside the ship. William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper owning yellow journalist affectionately referred to the Spanish-American Was as "his". In WWI a freighter was sent into German U-boat (submarine) waters and predictably sunk leading to entry into that war. WWII was entered post Pearl Harbor after the Japanese oil supply was cut off and their codes broken, meaning a willful sacrifice of 2,000 US Naval personnel. The Vietnam War began from a now known falsified attack on the US in the Gulf of Tonkin, as chronicled in the documentary Fog of War complete with admission from the Secretary of Defense of the time, Robert MacNamara.