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# 24 Japan Questions 9/11 and the Global War on Terror

Source:
Rense.com and Rock Creek Free Press, January 14, 2008
Title: “Transcript Of Japanese Parliament’s 911 Testimony”
Author: Benjamin Fulford

Student Researchers: Kyle Corcoran, Alan Scher, Bill Gibbons, and Elizabeth Rathbun

Faculty Evaluator: Mickey S. Huff, MA

Testimony in the Japanese parliament, broadcast live on Japanese television in January 2008, challenged the premise and validity of the Global War on Terror. Parliament member Yukihisa Fujita insisted that an investigation be conducted into the war’s origin: the events of 9/11.

In a parliament Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee session held to debate the ethics of renewing Japan’s “anti-terror law,” which commits Japan to providing logistical support for coalition forces operating in Afghanistan, Fujita opened the session by stating, “I would like to talk about the origin of this war on terrorism, which was the attacks of 9/11, . . . When discussing these anti-terror laws we should ask ourselves, what was 9/11? And what is terrorism?”

Fujita pointed out that, “So far the only thing the government has said is that we think it was caused by al-Qaeda because President Bush told us so. We have not seen any real proof that it was al-Qaeda.” He reminded parliament that twenty-four Japanese citizens were killed on 9/11, yet the mandate of a criminal investigation by the Japanese government never followed. “This is a crime so surely an investigation needs to be carried out,” said Fujita (Censored 2008, #16).

Fujita went on extensively to ask “about the suspicious information being uncovered and the doubts people worldwide are having about the events of 9/11.”

The Japanese parliament viewed several slides from the Pentagon and World Trade Center (WTC) sites as Fujita explained each. The slides showed evidence inconsistent with official explanation: damage in and around the Pentagon was not consistent with the damage a 757 airplane would cause. Fujita noted, “Also, there were more than eighty security cameras at the Pentagon, but officials have refused to release the footage. In any case, as you have just seen, there is no picture of the airplane or of its wreckage in any of these photographs. It is very strange that no such pictures have been shown to us.” A US Air Force official corroborated the fact that the plane executed a U-turn and avoided the Defense Secretary’s office, a feat that would be impossible for an unskilled first-time pilot to maneuver; and no air defense was made in the ninety-minute interval between the initial impact of the planes at the WTC and the Pentagon. Fujita added, “It is baffling that no flight records were found at any of four sites.” On the ground at the WTC sites, both sounds and visual evidence from explosions were verified. Flying debris shot out as far as 150 meters consistent with buildings exploding. A New York fireman during rescue operations confirmed that a series of explosions resembled a professional demolition, and a Japanese survivor heard explosions while fleeing the site. The World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), forty-seven stories high and located one block away, collapsed into its footprint, seven hours after the main WTC buildings were attacked, in five or six seconds, although no plane struck it and it had minimal fire damage. Not only did the 9/11 Commission fail to mention WTC 7, but the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) made no mention of it in their reports.

Fujita went on to detail proof of insider trading from September 6 through 8, when investors executed “put options” to sell stock in United and American Airlines at a fixed price. Finance specialist Keiichiro Asao responded with confirmation that such complex transaction would be the work of insiders rather than al-Qaeda.

Fujita then addressed Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, “I would like to know why the Prime Minister thinks it was the Taliban who was responsible for 9/11.” He continued, “We need to go back to the beginning and not just simply and blindly trust the US government explanation and indirect information provided by them. . . . We need to look at this evidence and ask ourselves what the war on terrorism really is. . . . We need to ask who the real victims of this war on terrorism are. I think the citizens of the world are its victims.”

“Prime Minister,” Fujita continued, “what about the origin of the War on Terror and the idea of whether it is right or wrong to participate in it? Is there really a reason to participate in this War on Terror?”

Fujita received support for concluding that the reason for participating in the US War on Terror needs to be investigated and analyzed. Opposition blocked the extension of Japan’s anti-terror law and colleagues acknowledged his bravery with congratulatory phone calls.

This came to an end in mid-January when, after months of parliamentary debates and the opposition of at least 50 percent of the Japanese public, Fukuda rammed the anti-terror bill through parliament. After the bill was voted down by opposition in the Upper House plenary session on January 12, the government resubmitted it later that same day to the Lower House, where the ruling conservative party holds the majority, and turned a bill into a law. Thus, they overturned a veto in the Upper House.

This is the first time in half a century that a Japanese government has resorted to such tactics—deemed a drastic measure by Japanese standards.1

According to Christopher W. Hughes, professor of politics and international studies at University of Warwick, “Fukuda’s government was under a lot of US pressure to re-deploy ships, and even if he was always somewhat doubtful about the importance of the mission in military terms and the whole US War on Terror, he perceived passing the bill as very important to US-Japan relations. This was also impressed upon him by a personal meeting with US President Bush.”

Citation

1. Axel Berkofsky, “Japan: The Deployment Dilemma,” International Relations and Security Network, January 24, 2008.

UPDATE BY BENJAMIN FULFORD

If you still believe that the English language corporate media is free, take a look behind the scenes at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan (FCCJ) and think again.

I was a member of that club for over two decades, but I had no clue about what it really represented until I tried to stage a press conference about 9/11. From that point on all sorts of nasty things started to happen and I suddenly realized the place seemed more like a nest of spies than a club for journalists.

For example, people I did not know tried to have me evicted from the club, e-mails vanished from my inbox before I got to read them, and people started to spread the word that I had mental issues.

The list of insults to press freedom at the club since that initial conference is too long to write about in detail here, so I will merely cite the most recent example.

Yukihisa Fujita, a member of parliament for the opposition Democratic Party, in a parliamentary debate broadcast nationwide on NHK, asked Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda about many of the glaring discrepancies in the official US government explanation of what happened on 9/11. A member of parliament in Japan, a US ally, showed powerful evidence on national TV that the US government murdered 3,000 of its own citizens as well as people from Japan and many other nations. I suggested we call him for a press conference, and nine working journalists—representing a potential audience of billions—agreed. Usually, only three or more yes votes from working journalists is enough for an event to go ahead. Despite this, the Wall Street Journal’s James Sims, head of the Professional Activities Committee (PAC), in confederation with FCCJ President Martyn Williams, vetoed the event even though it was subject matter that they, as technical journalists, do not cover. They vetoed it in violation of Article 3 of the club bylaws that call for press freedom. Not only that, they kicked me off the PAC in a blatant attempt to shut me up.

Fujita has since been invited to speak to the EU parliament and many other venues. Fujita has been given a chance to ask more questions in parliament, and many Japanese news magazines have written about his activities. Books about 9/11 are also selling well in Japan. A growing group of Japanese politicians has become aware of what really happened on that day. The Japanese government itself actually knows the truth and is starting to affect the US–Japan alliance in fundamental ways. The Japanese government’s formal replies to Fujita’s questions show it is becoming increasingly suspicious that the US government murdered over twenty Japanese citizens. The long-term repercussions for US security could be huge.

  • Tunmi May 18, 2010

    Thank you for having the common sense to investigate this entire thing further. 9/11 was just a bit too convenient, and it is sad that it is still being touted as a war on terror rather than the murder of citizens by a president who was hell bent on going to war.

  • Kewal Kumar Chapagain May 31, 2010

    FIREFIGHTERS VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL (FAN)
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    To The Managing Director
    Sir/Madam
    I kindly inform you that Nepal is a developing country. By the Himalayan country and differences in its land scope we are facing many fire many fire and disaster related problems. So, with lack of resources and poverty it is difficult to mange and gets safer life. Government and others related organization are not ready to involve for help and support to fire and disaster problems because of here others basic needs are not fulfill and emerging others problems by conflict of our country. FAN is only one organization, which is working in this field voluntarily. So we can proudly say that we are in a critical condition but also with great response. We should walk seriously to fulfill our goal as needs of community. By the aim of organization, we have efficient, hardworking and interested knowledgeable working group in related field but resources are not sufficient. We want to do something but it is difficult by economic factor. Our interest and labourship has not use till now. Our total expenses are running by donation and voluntarily. So, we need help form you. Before this we provide many kinds of help to needed communities. By our experiences a we found that many essential things to be done for our community and we can support easily them if you help us by following:
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    President

  • rgdavis August 4, 2010

    If one wants to get closer to the explosions planted on various floors to make the buildings collapse.. (all of them) find statements from the USA Firemen who entered the two buildings hit, and note their statements about explosions occurring at different places -different floors. Many of their fellow firemen died
    as a result of rushing to help after the first planes crashed but were caught in the collapsing buildings.

  • DanSHAY September 10, 2010

    It’s comforting to see other nations that are aware of the dirty things our government does. People here (the citizens) our completely blind to the obvious… They all watch too much T.V. and have been bred into living life under the assumption that big papa government is really concerned about the the middle and lower class. It’s sickening! Like sheeple to the slaughter house. I guess we get what we deserve. Our system of govern was designed to need regular maintenance. Which we have neglected for a little over 100 yrs. “The evils of tyranny is often only seen by he who resist it”

  • Ajw701 August 29, 2011

    ..because al qaeda claimed responsiblity for it…..

  • Ajw701 August 29, 2011

    ..because al qaeda claimed responsiblity for it…..

  • Eltoten September 12, 2011

    So, the Japanese are big into conspiracy theories..

  • Eltoten September 12, 2011

    So, the Japanese are big into conspiracy theories..

  • Juan_casas88 October 8, 2011

    I’m honestly open on this issue but I’m wondering….what do conspiracy theorists think happened to the 100+ people who were on the flight that supposedly never crashed into the Pentagon?

  • Juan_casas88 October 8, 2011

    I’m honestly open on this issue but I’m wondering….what do conspiracy theorists think happened to the 100+ people who were on the flight that supposedly never crashed into the Pentagon?

  • JoneyJones February 13, 2013

    I will be a 9/11 troofer till the day I die – WTC7 CD is a no-brainer.

    The AMIA Bombing ( Argentina 1994 ) is also interesting and in the news at the moment. Obviously , Iran and Hezbollah are in the frame – suicide bombing using truck/van. Unfortunately , pesky U.S. investigator Charles Hunter ( from the ATF ) examined the scene and concluded that the bomb was planted inside the building. An account can be read in a House Of Representives Hearing Report of Sept. 28th 1995. Hunters report was ignored and the truck/van bomb theory was promulagated. It is always referred to as a “Suicide Truck/Car bomb by Islamic Fundamentalists” in the MSM so no change there then !

  • JoneyJones February 13, 2013

    Great Site , BTW !!!!!

  • JoneyJones February 13, 2013

    I will be a 9/11 troofer till the day I die – WTC7 CD is a no-brainer.

    The AMIA Bombing ( Argentina 1994 ) is also interesting and in the news at the moment. Obviously , Iran and Hezbollah are in the frame – suicide bombing using truck/van. Unfortunately , pesky U.S. investigator Charles Hunter ( from the ATF ) examined the scene and concluded that the bomb was planted inside the building. An account can be read in a House Of Representives Hearing Report of Sept. 28th 1995. Hunters report was ignored and the truck/van bomb theory was promulagated. It is always referred to as a “Suicide Truck/Car bomb by Islamic Fundamentalists” in the MSM so no change there then !

  • JoneyJones February 13, 2013

    Great Site , BTW !!!!!

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