Editor’s note: In April 2018, Free21’s founder and editor-in-chief, the late Tommy Hansen, traveled around Denmark with what turned out to be his last tour of talks: “Tracking the Deep State”. At that time he was already very much marked by his illness, but undertook to complete the entire tour and had also planned subsequent talks on the City of London. As part of his last wishes, he asked the Team-Free21DK to transcribe and translate the “Deep State” talk so – as he wrote – “People will know why Free21 is here!”
Tommy Hansen updated his talks from country to country, from city to city, and this is why we have chosen to transcribe the talk of the very last destination. The Danish version is transcribed 100% according to Tommy Hansen’s spoken words, which might look more like a “story” rather than an actual article. As we have no spoken English words, we adapted them from the Danish version as properly as possible. We have links and photos added which Tommy left behind on his computer.
Several small local newspapers welcomed the published press release and among others did Carsten Tolbøll write in Morsø Folkeblads Ugeavis both on the talk and on Free21 under the headline “Critical talk on the American role in wars.”
The Press Release
For most people peace in the world is a heartfelt desire; no sane individual would ask for war. Nevertheless, we are now facing an alleged war threat from Russia again, only a quarter of a century after the Soviet Union voluntarily withdraw troops from Eastern Germany to allow Germany’s reunification. Putin takes every opportunity to point out that one could only in a “crazy man’s brain” imagine that Russia would attack a Western country, the relative strength of the USA and the former superpower in the East makes the thought ridiculous in itself. However, we do not hear anything about this in the Western media, which on the very contrary spread aligned allegations of “Russian aggression” and Putin’s efforts to break down Western democracies. For decades, the media has massively backed up every US military invention, although recent history proves that the United States have repeatedly conceived bogeymen, fabricated false evidence, and were the driving force behind illegal regime changes in numerous countries. The critical appraisal of US wars disappeared in the wake of the Vietnam War, and ever since media and politicians in the West have “aligned”.
How comes that even left-wing and socialist-oriented parties join the round-table and agree with a nod when theese modern wars are started? Where in the political spectrum is today’s Olof Palme? Nobody is criticizing the United States nowadays. If an American president makes a statement, we accept it at face value. If a Russian president does the same, we promptly reject it as propaganda. Why are media and politicians not as critical to the US as to Russia or China? Unlike Russia and China, the United States have a proclaimed and formulated geopolitical strategy and want to gain influence throughout the globe. 80 percent of the US military is located outside the United States. 80 percent of the Russian military is situated inside Russia. The US have 12 aircraft carriers and plan to build even more. Russia has one. The United States have more than 900 official military bases outside the United States, Russia has two. NATO countries spend more than 12 times the annual Russian military expenditure.
Troops, tanks and other US military equipment pours into Germany month by month, and today we have the largest concentration of fit for action troops in Europe since World War II. Is all this necessary to protect us from Putin, or are other interests behind this? During the First World War, the US media and publishing houses willingly wrote about the “wretched” Germans the Americans should go to war with. The same happened during World War II. Immediately afterwards, the image of the enemy changed and throughout the Cold War the fear of a communist takeover was exploited as bedrock for a monstrous growth in the war industry.
The prospect of peace in Europe after 1992 was not only a disaster for the war industry – it also is straightly opposing the declared US geopolitical objectives – to ensure for all times that no relations between Europe, most notably Germany and Russia, are being established, so that we do not jointly build an economic and cultural superpower.
With September 11th, 2001 the “War on Terror” began, which again brought the geopolitical tiles into a favorable position through the eyes of the United States. The plans to attack and destabilize a number of Muslim countries after 2001 were not a response to the terrorist attack on September 11th. They go several years back.
Again, the media has played a major role in conveying the new bogeymen – from Al-Qaeda and ISIS to Gadaffi, Saddam Hussein and Syrian’s elected president, Assad. The all-new bogeyman now is China, where the United States openly prepare an armed conflict, too.
What is called “Deep State” in the US has long taken over control of democratic developments. Kennedy was the last president to address the problem. Confidence in the American system might for most American voters rest in a very small place. The question is what role does this phenomenon, “Deep State”, play on European ground?
Tommy Hansen: “Here we see the reaction of the press. No doubt that “yes, now we hit” the evil ones “. Screenshot: “Sundag Express”, April 15, 2018. “Sunday Mirror” April 14, 2018. “Daily News”, April 7, 2017.
Years of wondering.
I’m really happy to be here. It’s a super … It’s a pleasure to see so many people gathered. It’s really great to be in West Jutland. I can sense it because people leave their cozy homes and go out to something as old-fashioned as attending a talk, and that is simply wonderful. Because in this way public opinion is created.
This is how we have been doing it for centuries. Until the media came and the journalists and the politicians and all this. But in the old days and beyond, yes, for many, many centuries, we formed public opinion by talking to each other. And matters which concerned us in a way – we talked about them in groups, and the big ones – they were then brought to the thingstead. This system – it still lives on, but it doesn’t work anymore.
And the title of the talk tonight is called “Tracking the Deep State”, and that means – which it’s very important to hold on to – that means we’re on the track of this. I will bring you to the track, but neither can nor will I prove that the so-called “Deep State” exists. Generally, I don’t want to convince you about anything at all, because you have to find out yourself. That’s the difference between a journalist and a politician, for example … It’s that the politicians, they want to persuade people in a way … Well, I don’t have to say much more. A journalist should be able to confine himself to saying: “I am dealing with facts, now listen; this is the way in which I mean things correlate. “And since there are many free and independent journalists and many free media outlets, you know what to decide on the basis of it. And it is working, it’s a beautiful system. The only problem is, it doesn’t function.
For many years up to … well, I have been – we can just as well take it this way – I have been a journalist throughout my life, my adult life at least, and for many, many years. In the late 80s and through the 90s, “it” began. I then began to wonder: How the hell can it be that the media simply are approaching specific issues onesidedly and superficially, and they all agree on what to say? And it sucked more and more. And I didn’t really give it any thought because I thought: Well, that is how it is – because I didn’t know it – because there are some ruling the media. I still lived in that illusion at that time. So I pushed it aside and took it as a part of my daily life.
And my daily life was that I was a business journalist, and I made good money of it, especially in West Jutland, by making company profiles for small and medium-sized entities. And they were online as PDF files . So what I do today is that I do journalism in the same way. Our articles are available as PDF files on the web. So there is the recurrent theme. It is nothing new at all.
Tommy Hansen: “We see precisely here that Trump orders” now-and-here “attacks on Syria, and that is to reciprocate yet another, which they fortunately write; “Alleged” – thus an alleged attack . Screenshot: The Independent, April 14, 2018.
Tommy Hansen: “Here a professor, Günther Meyer, says that as early as 2012, there were reports that Qatar had begun to supply Al-Qaeda groups with gas equipment, so that they could start making attacks in Syria attributable to Assad. Al-Qaeda. “[11
A light dawned on me
I was sitting in the woods up there in Trend and saw September 11th, 2001 on the telly, probably as most of all others did. And I thought it was violent and mysterious, and I did hear, I did very well hear what they said on tv the same day or the day after. And I do not know if we in Denmark have forgotten it, at least the journalists themselves think to have forgotten it. Because on the first day they were speaking in the direct transmissions, – they referred to reporters at the site, and we learnt; “there’s a fourth explosion”, “there’s a secondary explosion”, explosions and explosions and explosions. And they had military experts within, analyzing the whole incident, which said that almost only a state can be the driving force behind this. They had building experts, demolition experts within to say that these towers we saw collapsing, this on the nose resembles a controlled demolition. First and second day, as mentioned, the television told us, that what happened over there was…, we were told, there were bombs and explosions. That it is a controlled demolition. It looks like a controlled demolition.
And then, on the third and fourth and fifth day it was over, nothing was said. The dialogue stopped. There simply was silence. And it took me a few years before I even digested it, because I was still waiting for them to follow up on that story.
Well, I know what is oing on in a news room. So, up to this day I am still wondering how on Earth the colleagues showed up at work on the third day not asking themselves and each other: “How will we follow up on that from yesterday?”. But from then on it was aligned to a degree of which I only today start realizing the consequenses of.
Over the last 3 years I have talked about war and peace in Europe, about NATO, the CIA, about Syria, Libya, Ukraine, all of these things. And I have done this with a background of knowledge I gained after I had moved to Germany. I did so as a consequence of my book on September 11, 2001. I just want to tell you, I did bring it to the thingstead, because I actually sent my book on September 11, 2001, to all Danish MPs, almost everyone, as a Christmas present in 2008. And I didn’t hear anything from them, I didn’t hear anything from any of them. So I tried to bring a case to the thingstead and the thingstead didn’t respond. None of the wings.
And then a light dawned on me, I thought: Something is grating in our basic system. I do remember how I was sitting there waiting beside my telephone. In fact, I thought the Prime Minister would call me and say thank you. He didn’t. A couple of times a day I checked if I had paid the bill…
Well, but my book led me to a Swiss historian named Daniele Ganser, who is one of the few historians who critically deal with 9/11 and all of the entire NATO universe of wars which we actually are entangled in. This brought me in touch with KenFM, who runs Germany’s largest alternative TV channel. He*s fairly close to getting more likes than Angela Merkel, and it’s not only because they are not content with Merkel.
I moved to Germany, got in touch with, – today we are more than 200, – but quickly became dozens of independent journalists who had left their jobs at the big media companies because they were not allowed to work independently. And it came as a shock over me, but a positive shock, because I was up here in the woods and thought I was alone in the world with this attitude. So this helped me knowing a lot of things today which I didn’t know before. And I will try to share them with you.
Most of them are simple facts – and there are source references. So you can check yourself. And then there are a few – what should we say – analyses, and you yourself have to decide whether they are good or bad. I’m a journalist and I’m here to do my job.
Tommy Hansen: “Seymour Hersh about one of the alleged sarin attacks: When Obama accused it, he ignored what he knew because his intelligence community had told him  Screenshot: Seymour Hersh on Twitter December 19, 2013.
“The John Wayne Syndrome”
It is important to have him here because he is my childhood hero. John Wayne and his values were what I grew up with as a boy up in Blokhus, and I still remember when I came out of the cinema, I was completely prepared. Because if there happened to be any injustice in my surroundings, I surely should take care of it, right? I was John Wayne in my little, simpelhearted children’s world.
What first dawned on me recently, is that – what I now call the “John Wayne Syndrome” – it is that I actually thought all Americans were like John Wayne. So when Nixon in ’71 left the gold standard, – I was a little boy, I didn’t know anything – where he says, “There is an attack on the dollar! We’re gonna defend it!”Then I heard John Wayne saying, “There is somebody who is doing something unjust, I’ll take care of it!” This paragraph reads totally different in the Danish PDF Really quite trivial, and I actually think that a lot of adults have also heard it this way at that time because we are …
Strange enough, we do not ask critical questions when the United States comes up with something. Not anymore. We did that when there were people like Palme, Anker Jørgensen, back in time, when there were politicians with morals and with, – shall we call it ideals – where they discussed politics and not money. In that time there were some people discussing, but they are simply … The voices have silenced.
And that is why I always take John Wayne with me because I want to emphasize that I’m not in any way anti-US, I’m not anti-American in any way. I do not approve any groups at all, because we all are human beings. But I am anti-injustice. And therefore I became a journalist. And therefore, that’s my basic picture, when I now say a whole lot of very critical things about the United States, it’s not the Americans I say it about. I say it about a combination you’ll only find in the US, of power circles which include the military, politics and finance, and this group has taken over power in the United States, and by doing so this group has also taken over power in Europe. And this is what this talk is all about.
Warfare solely on allegations
One can say it is almost absurd that today we have a president in the United States who gets his primary information from Fox News and who rules the world via Twitter.
So everything has stopped. It is well known that at the time of one of the alleged poison gas attacks, which was not proved to be in Syria at all, – Trump actually saw it on Fox News and jumped up like jack in the box and said; “Well …” And guns and bullets were sent off if not his officials and all intelligence services and everybody around him told him that there is no evidence for anything. But he had just caught it on Fox News. Placing such a character in this position is very, very, very dangerous. It’s possible that it’s deliberate – I can’t tell for sure. We see here  that he orders a “now-and-here” attack on Syria, and that is to retaliate yet another, which they fortunately write: “alleged” – another alleged attack.
I don’t have the list, but there have been dozens of alleged poison gas attacks in Syria for years, and in all cases we were told: It was Assad. In all the cases he says, of course, that he wasn’t. And in all cases it later on emerges that then there is one thing wrong, then there is a second thing wrong, then there is a third thing wrong, and the evidence does not hold. There is zero evidence. Including the very latest, including the very latest.
We have come so far as to go to war based on a claim, on an allegation. And on the basis of that accusation, people are killed. With bombs which are – I almost want to say “made in the US” – they are, but today they are part of the Western war machine because it grows to such an extent in other European countries as well. So we are part of a – if you look at it financially – then we are part of a positive development in the war industry.
Tommy Hansen: “A former UN weapons inspector and a professor at the Institute of Technology say they have investigated another of the alleged sarin attacks. They say: it simply couldn’t have been done. ”
Richard Lloyd, former UN weapons inspector, and Theodore Postol, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): „The sarin gas could not possibly have been fired at East Ghouta from the „heart“, or from the Eastern edge, of the Syrian government controlled area.“
The Staging of the Press
Here we see the reaction of the press. No doubt about “yes, now we hit the evil”. Those “terrible people over there”, and the Daily News shows a picture of a gassed child, just so that we keep the correlation in mind, right? I don’t have to say that this is, of course, Yellow press level. But these are exactly the tools the Western press is operating with. They all agree in advance on what to reckon. And it is very far from what I’ve learned at the journalism school.
I will show you a few examples that there is plenty of reason to doubt, specially in the case of Syria and poison gas. And I don’t know if any of this is right. The point is that the media, the big media, also knows this well. The media which is saying “Now we go to war” – they also know this well. But they choose not to inform you. You can say they publish such an article once. And then all the propaganda drowns it all out.
And here says Günther Meyer, a professor,  that already in 2012 there were reports that Qatar – for it not to be a lie, – had begun to give Al-Qaeda-groups gas equipment so that they could begin attacks in Syria to be blamed on Assad. Al-Qaeda.
Here, Seymour Hersh says about one of the alleged sarin attacks that when Obama claimed it, he ignored what he knew because his intelligence community had told him; that the Syrian army was not the only one to have access to sarin. All these rebel groups had, too, especially the Al-Nusra front.
And what we should understand; we can just as well call it what it is: What we call rebels are terrorists and mercenaries. They are groups of terrorists and mercenaries. It’s Al-Nusra, it’s The Muslim Brotherhood, it’s Al-Qaeda, and the United States are actively working together with all of them and overtly officially, since they (the rebel groups) now are against Assad. And this is exactly the policy that has been conducted in Syria, in Iraq.
Today, both of these countries are completely destroyed and taken over. Their infrastructure is destroyed and bombed back to infinity. And in that process, a hell of a lot of bombs have been thrown. There is a war machine running in the background, which is so constant that it is very, very scary to look at.
A former UN inspector on weapons and a professor of the Institute of Technology say they have investigated another of the alleged sarin attacks. They say: It simply couldn’t have been done. And I think it was based on this; that Trump went in and bombed some Syrian airbases. So, you know it was blamed on Assad. You know it couldn’t be done because he didn’t have any equipment that could send poison gas rockets so far. Not considering the fact that the missile had been blown on the ground.
It’s a staging to make us believe he’s using gas – these (two) people say. And the media, also in Denmark, should inform you about this when they tell you what Trump is saying. Because then we have a chance to say, “Hey, shouldn’t we just check out before we invade a country now ?” The media is sitting like this – in this field.
To be continued in the next magazine.
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