Iran draft 4 – CONFIDENTIAL

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Title: The worst miscalculation in the history of Western civilization

By Jon Sutz, Editor, SaveTheWest.com

When top news organizations, political figures and other “influencers” want to make the American people aware of something – be it substantive or salaciously trivial – they spare no effort or expense to investigate every aspect of it, and turn it into a “mania,” which dominates our headlines and discussion for some span of time.

Since late 2011, however, a story has been lurking in plain sight that may cost the lives of hundreds of millions of people, and render large parts of the Earth uninhabitable – yet about 99.9% of Americans know nothing about it, because these “influencers” made a calculated decision to keep it from us.

The story is this: after a nine-year trial, in December 2011, a U.S. federal court determined that the evidence shows:

(1) That Iran provided vital assistance to Al Qaeda to perpetrate the 9/11 attacks

(2) That Iran’s current “supreme leader,” Ayatollah Khamenei, had been providing material support to Al Qaeda for ten years prior to the 9/11 attacks, and has continued to do so, ever since

Are you aware of these facts?  If not, don’t feel alone.  Survey your friends and the most knowledgeable people in your circle; odds are, none of them are aware of these facts, either. I’ve worked as both an activist and consultant on the periphery of what is loosely termed the “counter-jihad” since 2007, and I knew nothing about it either, until a few weeks ago.

Had the American people been aware of these and other, related facts that came out in the trial, we would have known that the entire narrative that was constructed to “sell” the recent “deal” – that the only alternative to this “deal” was war – was utterly false.  We would have known that we are already at war with Iran; that it has been committing what are legally considered acts of war against America for more than thirty years; and that our chief opening demand for any “deal” should have been that Iran cease its war against us.

At this point, you may be asking, “Why would the most influential American news organizations, politicians and other ‘influencers’  not inform us of these essential facts, before we even considered cutting a ‘deal’ with Iranian?”

That’s a great question.  Only the cadre of top “influencers” can answer it.

The purpose of this document, Part 1 of our special report, “The worst miscalculation in the history of Western civilization,” report, is:

  • To provide the general public with the essential facts that were revealed in the 2011 federal trial about Iran’s role in the 9/11 attacks, and its long history of anti-American terrorism
  • To present assessments from a range of noted experts on why the decision to not inform us of these facts may well prove to be the worst miscalculation in the history of Western civilization

Part 2, to be released one week from today, will present the results of our inquiries with a cross-section of the most powerful “influencers” (news organizations and activist groups) as to why they decided to either ignore or severely downplay these facts, particularly since negotiations with Iran over this “deal” began, in 2013.


Background of the Havlish v. Bin Laden lawsuit

In 2004 the 9/11 Commission released its official Report, three years in the making, into what it discovered about the attacks of that day. Specifically regarding Iran, the report revealed that while the U.S. had known for some that Iran and Al Qaeda had been working together to perpetrate terrorist attacks against America and our allies since at least 1993, there was no conclusive proof at that time that Iran had a direct, significant role in helping to perpetrate the 9/11 attacks.  The Commission thus recommended that the government further investigate this matter.

More proof of Iran’s and Al Qaeda’s collusion in attacks on America was revealed in October 2015, when it was discovered that the Clinton administration knew that the Khobar Towers bombing, which killed 19 American soldiers, was not perpetrated by Al Qaeda as originally suspected, but instead was an Iranian operation.  Instead of making America aware of this fact, however, according to numerous sources, including his FBI Director, Louis Freeh, President Clinton ordered that this information be kept from the American people because, it is alleged:

“(T)he administration had made a policy decision to warm relations with Tehran and didn’t want to rock the boat. ‘The bottom line was they weren’t interested. They were not at all responsive to it,’ Mr. Freeh said about the evidence linking Iran to Khobar.”

Although Iran remained listed by the U.S. State Department as the world’s chief state sponsor of terrorism since the early 1990s, the American people remained largely in the dark as to its acts of war against them.

Then, in 2002, Fiona Havlish, whose husband Donald was murdered in the 9/11 attacks, spearheaded a lawsuit along with 400 other victims’ family members against anyone having anything to do with the perpetration of the attacks.  As she described the suit, Havlish v. Bin Laden, et al, to the New York Times:

Fiona Havlish

Fiona Havlish

“Our goal is simple.  We want to prevent all those responsible for our losses from ever inflicting such pain on others. […] We seek to deprive them of the financial means to ever commit such acts again. This is not a lawsuit about financial recovery. It is a lawsuit about financial deprivation. I will do whatever I can to bankrupt all terrorists, those that harbor terrorists and those that help terrorists.”

As documented in Bibliography (I) at the end of this document, the Times published that story on page A-10.  And as we’ll see later, over the course of the next nine years, that’s about the closest that Mrs. Havlish’s quest for justice ever got to being top-line news – even after the monumental verdict that the judge rendered in December 2011.


The December, 2011 federal court verdict: The evidence shows Iran helped Al Qaeda to perpetrate the 9/11 attacks, and much more

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The American news media almost completely ignored the verdict

You can see for yourself in Bibliography (I) at the end of this document, the American news media almost completely ignored the developments, allegations and results of the Havlish lawsuit.  On the handful of occasions when news stories appeared (three that we could find – over eight years), they never appeared near the front pages.

Considering how the American news organizations typically love to find and give high publicity to “human interest” stories, particularly those that include mass destruction, murder and love lost – and in the post-9/11 world, terrorism – one might think that the Havlish lawsuit would be one that journalists would salivate to cover.  Instead, the news industry, in herd-like precision, almost completely ignored it.  Why?

September 2015: Several blogs shed light on the landmark Havlish verdict; then British journalist Melanie Phillips broke the story in the Jerusalem Post

During the final days of the public debate over the Obama administration’s impending “deal” with the Iranian regime, two blog articles appeared that laid out the facts concerning the Havlish verdict:

Iran Planned/Funded 9/11, Now U.S. Arms/Funds Iran Terrorists, Zionist Organization of America, September 8, 2015.

Five vital facts about Iran that every American should know, RedAlertIran.wordpress.com, September 9, 2015.

Note that the RedAlertIran website also released a two-minute video on September 14, urging Democratic Senators to stop blocking the debate on the Iran deal, and allow an up-or-down vote:

(As of this writing, on October 7, however, the video has only been viewed 196 times.)

It wasn’t until September 17, after the battle over the Iran deal was effectively over, that the general public had even a chance of becoming aware of the Havlish verdict, via an article by the noted author-journalist Melanie Phillips, at the Jerusalem Post, “Game-changer: Iran’s involvement with 9/11.”   An excerpt:

Melanie-PhillipsDemocrats in the US Senate this week blocked a vote on the Iran deal for the third time. The most remarkable aspect of this US surrender to Iran is that the Iranian regime is not some hypothetical threat. It has been perpetrating acts of war against Western interests for more than three decades – including playing a key role in the 9/11 attacks on America.

That’s not just my opinion. It’s the view of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In a judgment that has received virtually no attention, federal Judge George B. Daniels found in December 2011 that Iran, with the participation of its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was directly and heavily involved in the 9/11 atrocities.

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By the time Phillips’ article appeared, however, it was too late.


“The most under-reported story in America”

SaveTheWest also reached out to experts who can help put the public’s lack of awareness of Iran’s role in the 9/11 attacks, and its history of collusion with Al Qaeda, into context. A sampling of what

Tim Fleming: An attorney with the Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher & Goldfarb law firm, Fleming spent the better part of ten years investigating Iran’s history of involvement in terrorism, its collusion with Al Qaeda for the 9/11 attacks, and presenting the plaintiffs’ case in the trial. Fleming says that the facts that emerged in the trial, and the judge’s ruling, constitute “the most under-reported story in America.” Further, he said, “[QUOTE].”

Steve Emerson: Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Emerson and his team have been documenting all aspects of Islamist terrorism. “[QUOTE].”

Melanie Phillips: The British author and journalist whose September 17, 2015 article in the Jerusalem Post began to raise public awareness of the Iran judgment. “[QUOTE].”

Ilana Freedman: American-Israeli intelligence analyst, blogger at The Freedman Report: “[QUOTE].”


Why this may well end up being looked back upon as the worst miscalculation in the history of Western civilization

[Intro, and commentary by experts; Steve Emerson, historians, others]


Bibliography

(I) The results of our Lexis-Nexis search for coverage of the Havlish case, etc., in all major English news sources

The following are links to Lexis-Nexis searches conducted on October 3, 2015, for key words in all English News sources. The key reasons to conduct this search were to determine which major Western news organizations covered Havlish v. Bin Laden, et al suit, the judgment, etc., and where the stories appeared in printed newspapers and magazines (on the cover, eg A1? Or buried, on A10, or D1?). All of the following bibliography is based on what you can see in these PDFs; in summary, this shocking discovery, that Iran played a material, ongoing role in supporting Al Qaeda, including specifically for the 9/11 attacks, was all but buried from the view of the American citizen.

(1) 03Oct15 Lexis-Nexis search using string “iran 9/11 judgment havlish,” in All English News sources.

(2) 03Oct15 Lexis-Nexis search using string “havlish iran judgment,” in All English News sources.

Chronology (oldest first):

A Nation Challenged; The Victims; 7 Families Sue bin Laden and Others for Billions, The New York Times, February 20, 2002, p.A11.

Bin Laden, Other Terrorists Sued; Survivors of Trade Center Victims Target Assets in Federal Court Action, The Washington Post, February 20, 2002, p.A10. (no link)

Court filings advance claim Iran aided 9/11 hijackers, By Chris Mondics, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 20, 2011, p.D1.

Iran loses Manhattan skyscraper to terror victims, by Daniel Beekman, New York Daily News, March 31, 2014, p.14.

9/11 Lawsuit Reveals Iran’s Direct Involvement in 9/11 Plot, PRNewswire, May 19, 2011.

U.S. District Court Rules Iran Behind 9/11 Attacks, PR Newswire, Bloomberg, December 23, 2011.

Victims Want Iran’s 9/11 Liability To Apply To Entire MDL, Law360, July 10, 2015.

(II) Other news stories, not found in Lexis-Nexis search:

Judge: Iran, Taliban, al Qaeda liable for 9/11, CBS News, December 23, 2011

(III) An archive of Havlish v. Bin Laden, et al lawsuit resources, exhibits and attorney notes:

http://iran911case.com/

(IV) Additional web resources (chronological, oldest to newest):

Iran’s Link to Al-Qaeda: The 9-11 Commission’s Evidence, Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2004, pp. 71-74.

Iran Planned/Funded 9/11, Now U.S. Arms/Funds Iran Terrorists, Zionist Organization of America, September 8, 2015.

Five vital facts about Iran that every American should know, RedAlertIran.wordpress.com, September 9, 2015.

VIDEO: “Why Senate Democrats must stop blocking an up-or-down vote on the Iran ‘deal’,” RedAlertIran.wordpress.com, September 14, 2015.

As I See It: Game-changer: Iran’s involvement with 9/11, By Melanie Phillips, The Jerusalem Post, September 17, 2015.

Bill Clinton White House suppressed evidence of Iran’s terrorism: Sent secret cable accusing Tehran of 1996 Khobar Towers attack, but kept it from public, By John Solomon, The Washington Times, October 5, 2015.

Why the Iran Deal Ensures War, by Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, October 6, 2015.

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Influential figures in Western nations have made some egregiously bad miscalculations in the past several hundred years, that have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands, or millions of people, and caused untold personal and cultural suffering.

Those miscalculations, however, may end up being eclipsed many times over, by a decision made in 2012, by a group of highly influential American civic activists, elected politicians and practically our entire “news” media made, independent of one another, that may well prove to be the worst miscalculation in the entire history of Western civilization, and may end up costing the lives of hundreds of millions of people. And practically no one even knows about it.

The purpose of this essay is to alert you to this miscalculation, and arm you with the verifiable facts, so perhaps we, as freedom-loving American citizens, can begin to mitigate the damage from this miscalculation, before it’s too late.


Two of the worst previous miscalculations by influential Western figures

The following are two examples of miscalculations that caused massive suffering, destruction and death:

  • In 1786, Thomas Jefferson lamented that a bill he authored several years earlier, to begin outlawing slavery in the young American colonies failed to pass, due to a lack of one vote: “The voice of a single individual would have prevented this abominable crime; heaven will not always be silent; the friends to the rights of human nature will in the end prevail.” Thus, black Africans were subjected to another seventy years of institutional slavery in America, and decades more of systemic discrimination in the Southern states – and more than 600,000 were lost in the American Civil War.
  • neville-chamberlainIn 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain famously declared that he had achieved “Peace in our time,” by avoiding a second world war with Germany, thanks to a document that the German fascist dictator Adolf Hitler signed, agreeing to not invade any more countries if Europe sacrificed Czechoslovakia to him. Keep in mind that under the Versailles Treaty, Germany was prohibited from re-arming on an offensive scale – yet for more than ten years, right under Europe’s nose, Hitler was building the biggest war machine the world had ever seen. Chamberlain’s (and Europe’s) miscalculation cost the lives of an estimated 85 million people, and turned much of Europe into a wasteland, after Hitler unleashed his war machine, and sought to fulfill his vision of exterminating Jews (he succeeded in murdering one-third of all the Jews in the world).

Atop this foundation of examples, we are now prepared to appreciate a miscalculation made in 2012 by influential figures in America that may prove to make those look miniscule, in comparison.


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