Ex-Minn. governor sues over body scans, pat-downs

By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press Amy Forliti, Associated Press – Mon Jan 24, 8:26 pm ET


MINNEAPOLIS – Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration on Monday, alleging full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.


Ventura is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to issue an injunction ordering officials to stop subjecting him to “warrantless and suspicionless” scans and body searches.


The lawsuit, which also names Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John Pistole as defendants, argues the searches are “unwarranted and unreasonable intrusions on Governor Ventura’s personal privacy and dignity . and are a justifiable cause for him to be concerned for his personal health and well-being.”


According to the lawsuit, Ventura received a hip replacement in 2008, and since then, his titanium implant has set off metal detectors at airport security checkpoints. The lawsuit said that prior to last November officials had used a non-invasive hand-held wand to scan his body as a secondary security measure.


9/11 – Mission Accomplished

The following excerpts are not sufficient to gain a clear understanding of the current reality on the global tonal playing field.  Do yourself and your children’s children an indispensable favor by reading this article in full including the attached reference links.

Mon, 24 Jan 2011    Nila Sagadevan
Before It’s News

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
– Edmund Burke

Having researched the 9/11 cover-up full-time for several years and done my bit as an activist, I had finally decided to withdraw in utter frustration at my seeming inability to open as many eyes as I would have liked. Following a rather long hiatus, I find myself back in the saddle.


Stewing in airport queues, watching endless, zigzagging lines of weary travelers, hordes of them – like sheep, timidly awaiting their turn, shoes in hand, their little liquid sundries stuffed into clear plastic bags – being funneled through batteries of metal detectors (those ubiquitous cultural icons of our times), past the menacing eyes of ill-bred security-types, gleefully flexing new found authority, bullying the meek, terrorizing the terrified…

Yes, it should be clear to any dispassionate observer that the “Global War On Terror” has indeed achieved its real ends.

© drudge.com


Sowing the Seeds

Have no doubt: Fear has been drummed hard and hammered deep into the Sheeple. Precisely as planned, millions of ordinary human beings have been artfully molded into a submissive, tractable pulp, ready to believe virtually anything they’re told, eager to concede just about every freedom they cherish, willing to relinquish almost every right they hold precious – all so they can be “protected” from those turbaned, self-detonating camelback bogeymen lurking behind every bush.

This sweeping new disease, this plague of the new century, was clearly evident at the security-check area of a terminal at Heathrow, a cavernous warehouse-like holding tank of transient humanity. There I was, immersed in this thick throng of reasonably intelligent human beings, quietly observing, as we all inched along, like lava, in one fluid, fascinatingly eclectic mass. As this seemingly endless journey to reach some distant, glass-caged gatekeeper wore on, my fascination gradually began to turn to sympathy.

Here was a crowd of decent, ordinary people, of a multitude of hues; a fair cross section of this planet’s human constituency, one would think. Yet, they appeared vacant, distant-eyed, lost in their own worlds, pitifully docile as they unthinkingly responded to every order blared at them, seemingly stripped of all self-esteem, bereft of all ability to protest, and utterly brainwashed into believing one thing above all else:

“Al Quaeda’s gonna getcha!”



What do you call such a pitiful caricature of the human condition?

You call it “Mission Accomplished.”

If they could pull-off something this outlandish, I thought, surely nothing’s impossible going forward. Then again, I mentally countered, if we can willingly sink to this level of abject degradation, and elect to live in a world of manufactured illusion and deception – perhaps we deserve it.

So, what’s the source of this collective insanity, I wondered, that causes adults to behave like sheep about to be sheared? What feeds this eerie mass dysfunction, this bizarre spectacle of fear-riddled frigidity? What terrifying trauma could possibly have spawned this zombie-like conformance to decrees Draco himself could have devised? What paralyzing source of fear lay at the root of this pathetic, voiceless submission to Big Brother authority?

Why, 9/11, of course.

The Greatest Lie Ever Sold

Yes, 9/11 changed everything. Every war since 9/11 has come about, one way or another, because of 9/11. This entire bogus “global war on terror” and the whole concept of “terrorists” and “terrorism” has been sold to the world at large according to what is supposed to have happened on 9/11.


And this whole living nightmare, this all-pervading incubus of ever-present fear, began on… September 11, 2001.

To think it’s all rooted in a story so ridiculous, so laughable, so utterly incredible, that any reasonably intelligent High School kid exposed to a brief presentation of the facts of 9/11 would see through this monstrous farce in short order. But, as Hitler’s propaganda genius Goebbels shrewdly prescribed: “The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed.”

And lies don’t get any bigger than 9/11, the mother of all lies. That’s why it was swallowed so readily.

We’re told that on that fateful day, nineteen Arab “evildoers” launched a ‘holy war’ on Western civilization. As the story goes, this cadre of inept layabouts, led by an arch-villain holed out in an Afghan cave, outwitted the most advanced, ultra-sophisticated, multi-billion-dollar, defense system on the planet.


The Road Ahead

Upon my return, I feel that as a citizen of this planet I can no longer turn a deaf ear nor cast a blind eye to this criminal web of deceit. What self-respecting person can?

The emotion that engulfs me now is no longer one of frustration, but of deep concern; it stirs in me profound pity for the millions of my fellow Americans unable to see beyond the ceaseless barrage of propaganda and mindless drivel dished out by the controlled media via television – that clever modern implementer of Caesar’s cunning recipe for control: “Give the people bread, blood, and games…”
As we can see, Big Brother’s mastered the recipe. What’s more, he has at his disposal tools of mass manipulation beyond Caesar’s most delirious dreams.

But then, so do we. It’s called the Internet.



The World Is Waking Up – Fast

Given the astonishingly robust worldwide growth of the 9/11 Truth community, this was inevitable. A recent poll in the German magazine Welt der Wunder 2 conducted by the well-respected Emnid Institute revealed that an astonishing 89% of respondents – eighty-nine percent – do not believe the official version 9/11. A poll by the Australian Herald Sun 3 showed 76% of respondents doubt the official narrative.

Burgeoning public awareness of professional organizations of unimpeachable credibility, such as Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (whose membership is nearing 1,500 professionals)4; Military officers for 9/11 Truth5; Firefighters for 9/11 Truth6; Pilots for 9/11 Truth7; Scientists for 9/11 Truth8, et al.; as well as the brilliant new television campaign, “Building What?9, have sent the 9/11-message soaring.


The Path of the Peaceful Warrior

Editor’s note:

“The ultimate accomplishment of a warrior is joy”.

—   Carlos Castaneda, The Eagle’s Gift

It is important to remember Gandhi’s words that an eye for an eye will only leave the whole world blind.

I abhor violence in all its forms. Violence is not the answer. It cannot be the answer. To paraphrase Einstein, we cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking that was used to create them.



Our job is not to speculate about who did 9/11. Nor is it for us to theorize about how it was done; or hypothesize about the numerous unknowns. We do not profess to have all the answers. That is for a new and impartial investigation to determine. Our only job is to remove blinders and open eyes to the Big Lie. Our task is to get people thinking for themselves, instead of gullibly buying the twisted party propaganda our televisions dish out.

But denial is one of truth’s most tenacious – and insuperable – adversaries. Especially when faced with a paradigmatic leap, such as with 9/11, the mind reels at the ramifications; it begs relief from the inner voice that prods it to face reality; it seeks solace anywhere but in truth, shuddering at the insanity of the very suggestion that 9/11 was an inside job. That one’s “government” would murder its own people is something far too outlandish for the average person to stomach. The mind simply refuses to go there. It’s akin to telling some fellow that his kindly father has just been exposed as a serial killer. The knee-jerk reaction is denial, that comforting, illusory cocoon of safety.

The Shadow Government

Fact is the forces behind 9/11 transcend “government” as we know it. To delve too deeply into this subject would surpass the scope of this essay. Let it suffice to say that ever active but unseen, omnipotent but unelected, there exists in the world a formidable core of power that operates silently behind the scenes and across national borders. It is impervious to electoral influence; unaffected by public opinion; accountable only unto itself; and exists for one reason alone: the selfish generation of profit through engineered geopolitical divisions and conflicts.

This shadowy organization represents a power so formidable that even US presidents have lived in fear of it. Former US President Woodrow Wilson, just one of many American presidents who were in utter awe of it, best described the insidious nature of this unseen power:

“Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

Behind this enormous power lies raw wealth and financial leverage of unimaginable proportions and potency. America’s vaunted “Federal Reserve” is no more “federal” than Federal Express; it is actually a consortium of private banks under the aegis of this amorphous group. The nominal head of this shadowy behemoth is the Rothschild Group – the single most powerful “non-governmental” financial force on the planet. Its patriarch (a Frankfurt moneylender named Mayer Amschel Bauer, who later changed his name to Rothschild, or “red shield” in German) went on to become the world’s first “International Banker.” It was Amschel Rothshchild who ominously asserted, “Give me control of a nation’s money, and I care not who makes her laws.”

Indeed. With their accumulation of incalculably huge profits from assorted unsavory ventures (including the financing of wars and revolutions), the Rothschilds soon had in their debt none other than the hallowed Bank of England itself. The family soon established branches of the House of Rothschild in Berlin, Vienna, Paris and Naples, with Amschel’s five sons managing the various branches. Nathan ran the main branch in England; Amschel Jr., the Berlin branch; Salomon, Vienna; Jacob (James), Paris; and Kalmann (Karl) opened the Rothschild bank in Naples. The headquarters of the House of Rothschild was, and is, in London.

Benjamin Disraeli, Britain’s first Jewish Prime Minister, drew a perfect portrait of the Rothschild Empire when he characterized Nathan (in conjunction with his four brothers) thus: “The lord and master of the money markets of the world, and of course virtually lord and master of everything else. He literally held the revenues of southern Italy in pawn, and monarchs and ministers of all countries courted his advice and were guided by his suggestions.”

This does not necessarily mean, of course, that the Rothschild Group is the “lord and master” of this nationless shadow government that wields such near-absolute power today, but it clearly identifies it as one of its pivotal players.

9/11 was not orchestrated by “Our Government”, but rather, by the sinewy tentacles of this concealed colossus. But this is a fiendishly difficult subject to fully grasp, let alone easily explain to the average person who has been reared virtually since birth on a rigid two-party political diet. Our enticing Republican/Democrat merry-go-round, sustained and spun by a wholly owned and servile media, effectively cloaks this vile creature: a colorblind vulture with wings of two colors that preys on all nations while pledging allegiance to none.

Implicit faith in this deeply ingrained two-party political charade is what makes people reject any suggestion that the “government” could have been behind 9/11, and prompts the common rejoinder, “Well, who did it, then?”

The best answer: We don’t know; that’s for a new Investigation to determine.


Open Challenge to any Architect, Engineer, or Scientist in the World

While there may be many details we do not know about 9/11, this we do know with absolute certainty: What we have been told happened that day is impossible. It makes a mockery of science, reason, logic, and simple common sense. It is an insult to human intelligence. The official story is impossible. Not improbable, impossible.

That said, what is irrefutably provable is this: All three World Trade Center towers were destroyed with explosives.

Any person who doubts this fact only need watch the inarguably convincing two-hour video presentation produced by the 1,500 architects and engineers of AE911Truth. It is available free on YouTube, or on DVDs that may be purchased at the A&E site (see below). 60- and 30-minute versions are also available for convenient ‘lunch-break’ presentations.

For years I’ve thrown out an open challenge that has yet to be met: I challenge any scientist, architect, or engineer in the world (indeed, anyone with an IQ of over, say, 70) to watch the A&E presentation – even the 30-min version. Then, attempt to refute its conclusion that the three buildings were destroyed with pre-positioned explosives.

It cannot be done – at least not by any rational, clear-thinking human being.

For those who claim they haven’t the time to watch a presentation, I would suggest a 10-second primer that is guaranteed to convince them beyond a doubt. What follows is a link to a ten-second clip that shows the little-known third tower, Building 7, crumbling to earth in a 6.6-second freefall in a classic, textbook example of a controlled demolition: see here.

If this ten-second clip doesn’t cause people to snap out of their slumber – or at least get them thinking – nothing will. Move on.

The peaceful dissemination of information, in a way that inspires people to overcome denial and understand the truth, is the raison d’être and singular mission of the 9/11 Truth movement. Mass awareness of the 9/11 cover-up is our only hope if we are to stem this tyrannical tide.

The Truth about 9/11 needs to be aired and acknowledged so that victims can regain their dignity and society can be rebuilt. I feel infused with a desire to contribute, in whatever little way I can, something meaningful that would contribute to this process. I feel that while I still possess a functioning brain I have a duty – nay, a responsibility – to put it to use if only by helping open a few eyes, unclog a few ears, fire a few synapses.

I would surely be shirking in my responsibility as a citizen of this planet if I did any less.

“It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth … For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”

– Patrick Henry


[1] Jet Fighter Intercepts

[2] Boeing 707 Vs Boeing 767

[3] WTC Owner – “Pull it”

[4] Molten Metal

[5] Nano-Thermite

[6] Human body parts

[7] Flight 93 Crash Site

[8] Flight 93 Engine found over one mile away

[9] Flight 93 – “Confetti”

[10] BBC – Nine Hijackers Alive

[11] Welt der Wunder (Germany)

[12] Herald Sun (Australia)

[13] Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

[14] Military Officers for 9/11 Truth

[15] Firefighters for 9/11 Truth

[16] Pilots for 9/11 Truth

[17] Scientists for 9/11 Truth

[18] Building What? Campaign

[19] Wikileaks is a COINTELPRO Psyop

[20] DHS Internment Camps

[21] 9/11 Commission Report

[22] NIST Report

[23] London Bombings

[24] www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8wSquKIBog


Any offense caused Muslim readers through the irreverent use of the word “Allah” is regrettable. The intent was purely to convey sarcasm and illustrate the absurdity of the common characterization of these ongoing illegal occupations of foreign lands as a “war against Muslim terrorism”.

For the benefit of non-Muslim readers who may not be aware of this fact, it is necessary (and useful) to know that “Allah” is in fact the Arabic word for God, and NOT the name of some “proprietary” Islamic deity, as our media lead us to believe. It often shocks Westerners to discover that Arab Christians and Jews refer to God as Allah. Allah simply means God – not “Muslim God”. Our media know that to reveal this truth would only serve to soften the face of the “enemy” and thereby weaken our war cries. This predatory Military-Industrial monster cannot survive, much less profit, without a symbolic enemy. Yesterday, it was Communism. Today, it is Islam.