never doubt that a group of small, thoughtful people can change the world Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources For a New Century, 2000, Project for the New American Century Section V of Rebuilding America's Defenses, entitled "Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force", includes the sentence: "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century#.22New_Pearl_Harbor.22
From http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/911_reichstag.html:

The fact that Pearl Harbor was engineered by the US government to bring America into WWII would have been known by PNAC signatories...

10 [PNAC members] are now in the Bush administration. As well as Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz, they include Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage; John Bolton, who is undersecretary of state for disarmament; and Zalmay Khalilzad, the White House liaison to the Iraqi opposition. Other signatories include William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine, and Richard Perle, chairman of the advisory Defense Science Board. [ABC News 3/10/2003]

...so their statement actually referred to policy advancement through a governmentally orchestrated "catastrophic and catalyzing event" - Operation Northwoods is an example of this thinking.

The "new Pearl Harbor" occurred on 9/11...

Like his father, Bush tries to keep a daily diary of his thoughts and observations. That night, he dictated: "The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today." [Washington Post]

...and now wars and "regime changes" are justified by the events of that day:

U.S. President George W Bush ... defended the war in Iraq, telling Americans the United States was forced into war because of the Sept 11 terror strikes. [Japan Today 17/06/05]

"The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century" effectively thrust PNAC's radical ideas to the fore...

The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and concerns that another similar attack might follow, gave Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld "a tremendous sense of urgency" in pushing his transformation effort ... . Rumsfeld said ... the Sept. 11 attacks underscored the importance of the transformation program he announced Sept. 10, 2001. [American Forces Press Service]

...so were the events of 9/11 governmentally orchestrated?

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

There were many exercises prior to 9/11 which related specifically to the events of that day:

NORAD conducted exercises with fighter jets simulating hijacked planes flown into the World Trade Center in the two years before the attacks. Pentagon planners also envisioned the attack on the Pentagon five months before it happened.

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On June 2, 2001 PNAC signatory Paul Wolfowitz predicted a military surprise:

"Military history is full of surprises, even if few are as dramatic or memorable as Pearl Harbor. Surprises happen so often, that is is surprising that we're still surprised by it. ... Be prepared to be surprised. Have courage." [defenselink.mil]

From July 26, 2001 John Ashcroft stopped traveling on commercial airlines:

In response to inquiries from CBS News over why Ashcroft was traveling exclusively by leased jet aircraft instead of commercial airlines, the Justice Department cited what it called a "threat assessment" by the FBI, and said Ashcroft has been advised to travel only by private jet for the remainder of his term. [CBS News]

World Trade Center staff received evacuation drills prior to 9/11:

Ben Fountain, 42, a financial analyst with Fireman's Fund, was coming out of the Chambers Street Station, headed for his office on the 47th floor of the south tower. "How could they let this happen? They knew this building was a target. Over the past few weeks we'd been evacuated a number of times, which is unusual. I think they had an inkling something was going on." [People]

On September 10 top Pentagon officials were compelled to cancel travel plans:

On Sept. 10, NEWSWEEK has learned, a group of top Pentagon officials suddenly canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security concerns. [MSNBC 9/24/2001]

Also on September 10 Willie Brown, the former Mayor of San Francisco, was warned about air travel:

Brown received a warning about 10 PM on the evening of September 10 to be cautious about air travel. He was scheduled to fly to into New York City. Brown refuses to say exactly who gave him the prescient warning, citing only "my security people at the airport." [SFGate 9/12/2001]

President Bush's cousin had a fortunate change of venue for a September 11 business conference:

President Bush's cousin should have been in the World Trade Centre when it was attacked. Jim Pierce, managing director of AON Corporations, had arranged a business conference on the 105th floor of the South Tower where its New York offices were based. But his group was too large so they decided to move across the street to the Millennium Hotel. [Annova]

An imminent attack was forecast...

"The Director of the CIA warned that there could be an attack—an imminent attack—on the United States of this nature. So this is not entirely unexpected." [Memory Hole]

...maybe that's why FEMA was in New York on September 10.

The above may be seen as coincidences, but also consider the following:

An occasional coincidence could be ignored, but all of the above cannot be dismissed as coincidental. PNAC demanded a "catastrophic and catalyzing event", they got it, and a cover-up ensued. The Nazis attempted to initiate a New World Order by burning the Reichstag, it is apparent that an identical objective lay behind the 9/11 attacks.

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