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Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire - Sut Jhally, Jeremy Earp (Ed.)

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire - Sut Jhally, Jeremy Earp (Ed.)

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The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved for information. The result is that we have had virtually no meaningful public debate about the radical turn US policy has taken since 9/11.

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire is a riveting collection of 28 interviews with leading political thinkers that shows how the Bush administration has used the trauma of 9/11 and the war on terrorism to advance a radical and longstanding neo-conservative plan for global geopolitical domination. At the same time, it will clarify the ideological vision that has driven US international and domestic policy since 9/11, and will examine the political strategies that have been used to sell this ideological vision to the American people.

This collection includes interviews with Tariq Ali, Benjamin Barber, Noam Chomsky, Marc Danner, Fernando Suarez del Solar, Shadia Drury, Daniel Ellsberg, Michael Franti, Stan Goff, William Hartung, Bill Israel, Janine Jackson, Chalmers Johnson, Michael Klare, Karen Kwiatkowski, Norman Mailer, Zia Mian, Mark Crispin Miller, Kevin Ramirez, Scott Ritter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, Greg Speeter, Immanuel Wallerstein, Cindy Williams, Jody Williams, and Max Wolff.

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The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved for information. The result is that we have had virtually no meaningful public debate about the radical turn US policy has taken since 9/11.

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire is a riveting collection of 28 interviews with leading political thinkers that shows how the Bush administration has used the trauma of 9/11 and the war on terrorism to advance a radical and longstanding neo-conservative plan for global geopolitical domination. At the same time, it will clarify the ideological vision that has driven US international and domestic policy since 9/11, and will examine the political strategies that have been used to sell this ideological vision to the American people.

This collection includes interviews with Tariq Ali, Benjamin Barber, Noam Chomsky, Marc Danner, Fernando Suarez del Solar, Shadia Drury, Daniel Ellsberg, Michael Franti, Stan Goff, William Hartung, Bill Israel, Janine Jackson, Chalmers Johnson, Michael Klare, Karen Kwiatkowski, Norman Mailer, Zia Mian, Mark Crispin Miller, Kevin Ramirez, Scott Ritter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, Greg Speeter, Immanuel Wallerstein, Cindy Williams, Jody Williams, and Max Wolff.

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Hijacking Catastrophe
9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire

Duration: 76 min
ISBN: 1-932869-06-9
Date Produced: 2006
Subtitles: English

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Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire is a 2004docum ent ar y

narrated by Julian Bond and directed by Jeremy Earp and Sut Jhally . It examines the possibility
thatneoconser vat ives used the September 11, 2001 attacks to usher in a newdoct r ine of
expandingAm er ican power through military force under the guise of a "war on terror" and that
the doctrine, known as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), had been laid out
prior to 9/11 by its authors, which include Dick Cheney , Paul Wolfowitz , Donald Rumsfeld ,Jeb

Bushand Dan Quayle.

The film maintains that fear oft er r or ism was manipulated to support goals which are in step with
the PNAC; namely the overthrow of Saddam Hussein . Not just for control of regional strategic
resources (natural gas andoil ), but to reassert American dominance on thewor ld stage as a
warning to potential adversaries. Interviews were conducted with critics such as Noam Chomsky
and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams . It also interviews policy analysts, military brass,

journalists, insider observations from Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritterand Pentagon
whistleblower Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski.

The historical context of the "Bush Doctrine" is examined and compared to Wolfowitz's PNAC
philosophy. The film goes on to look at the "selling of American empire" and the possible
economical, social, cultural and political implications it will have inAm er ica, and on the world if
implemented further duringBush's second term.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijacking_Catastrophe

Hijacking Catastrophe
By
Karen Kwiatkowski (Lt. Col. USAF retired)

Better than anyone to date, the Media Education Foundation has quietly and accurately
documented the most important history of 21st century thus far in their recent video and DVD
release, Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire.

Hijacking Catastrophe is powerful, understated, straightforward and educational. In a single meticulously

organized hour of evidence and analysis, viewers are treated to a thoughtful explanation of modern
American empire, neo-conservatism as a driving force for the current Bush administration, and something
I have not seen before, a real economic analysis of what is driving some of our current "global war on
terror."

The film examines the Bush Administration’s investment in neo-conservatism, and the early, and already horrific, results. While past performance is no guarantee of future earnings, Hijacking Catastrophe shows exactly why America’s "new conservatism" is a pyramid scheme of inhumane proportions.

The film examines eight aspects of the current situation of American foreign policy. The film provides an
explanation for the obvious continuity between Cold War policies and those of the present. It examines
long-term neoconservative thinking and how this peculiar version of Jacobin utopianism ascended from
its rather inauspicious political roots. The film explores the dangerous territory of how the post 9-11
national shock was carefully cultivated by neoconservatives in Washington to support their own long-held
objectives in the Middle East.

Hijacking Catastrophe then documents the Pentagon and White House process of disinformation,

exaggeration, and media-supported propaganda between 9-11 and America’s March 2003 invasion of Iraq. It describes the neoconservative vision of military dominance over a supine, energy-rich Middle East, not only for its own sake, but as a warning to other potential international rivals.

Hijacking Catastrophe describes the cost of empire in a way so comprehensive that it becomes clear that

neo-conservatism, as a foreign policy guide, comes with a very real moral, political and financial
garnishment of every American, and of American children yet unborn. The cost is shown not only as a
current financial outlay or in lives unlived on the part of soldiers and marines, but in terms of an alarming
debt burden, loss of domestic freedom, the growing and invasive state, a permanent tattering of the
Constitution and Bill of Rights.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6895.htm

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