Terrorstorm: A History of Government Sponsored Terrorism (2006)

“I think people should give up their liberty for freedom.”

In the documentary Terrorstorm: A History of Government Sponsored Terrorism filmmaker Alex Jones first presents an overview of government-sponsored terrorist events, and then posing the question “Was 9-11 an inside job?” Jones tackles the facts behind 9-11 and the 7-7-05 bombings in London.

Government “False Flag Operations” are, argues the film, “covert operations” conducted by “governments or corporations” that are by their nature “designed to appear” as though they were “carried out by others.” In other words, terror attacks are “staged” and then conveniently blamed on political enemies. Jones offers the viewer several well-known and not-so-well-known examples of False Flag Operations–the Reichstag fire, the Gleiwitz Incident, Operation Gladio, the Gulf of Tonkin Operation, and the sinking of the U.S.S Liberty. While the first two incidents were used as a pretext to war, Operation Gladio was an ongoing set of staged actions–terrorist events supposedly committed by Leftists–that created a Strategy of Tension within Italy. Information later revealed that the series of terrorist events in which innocent civilians were specifically targeted were staged by right wing elements of the government and the CIA.

From the overview of various False Flag Operations Jones leads to 9-11 and the London bombing of 7-7-05. In the London incident, Jones points out that drills were being conducted in London that day that pinpointed the same underground train stations as those ultimately attacked in the bombings. By an amazing coincidence, Norad was also conducting drills staging attacks on the day of the 9-11 attack. Jones argues that these drills were more than just coincidence, but were in fact designed to confuse and distract, and that “9-11 gave a pretext for a preconceived plan.”

Jones argues that the terrorist attacks of 9-11 and 7-7 are both False Flag Operations designed to strip citizens of their liberties while pursuing an imperialist global agenda. He boldly demonstrates the speed with which surveillance helicopters begin monitoring his activities when he takes a blow horn to Parliament (and this was, incidentally before the enactment of the recent Draconian laws that included forbidding any ‘free’ speech within the half-mile “Exclusion Zone” around parliament).

With Black Ops, double agents, recently declassified CIA documents, the murder of Brazilian Charles de Menzes, and Operation Northwoods, Terrorstorm includes an amazing amount of information–information that is deeply unsettling. The film points out that the leaked “White House Memo” shows that neither Bush nor Blair had much of a moral problem when it came to implementing a False Flag operation involving US planes painted in UN colours as the bait to lure Saddam into war. Jones also provides the background information on exactly why two SAS officers (dressed as arabs and carrying explosives) were arrested in September 2005 in Basra and thrown in an Iraqi jail. When the British army subsequently attacked the Iraqi police station to free their SAS men, it was obvious that there was a lot more to the story than we were being told. The film fills in the blanks with the details revealed in the British press, and it’s more than ugly.

Jones, who runs two websites, prisonplanet and infowars, is bold, unrelenting and fervent in his view that the so-called ‘War on Terror’ is just a way for governments–“our parasitic masters” to enact legislation that controls, manipulates and spies on people. The film includes interviews with former MI5 operatives, a former CIA analyst, Michael Meacher, physics professor Dr. Steven Jones, and Britain’s Brian Haw. It’s clear that Alex Jones is passionate about his subject, and the film’s narration echoes with chilling–and appropriate–quotes from Orwell’s 1984. If you enjoy this film, I highly recommend watching The Gleiwitz Incident.

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