Tuesday, December 30, 2008

America under attack: A chronicle of chaos and heroism at the Pentagon on 9/11

John N. Maclean's review of Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11 misses a key fact that undercuts the authors' account of what happened at the Pentagon on 9/11.

The authors, Patrick Creed and Rick Newman, write that the aircraft that hit the Pentagon punched a hole 90 feet wide at the entry point, then compressed into a bullet-like shape and burrowed 310 feet into the building.

In the picture below, take a look at the entry point while the Pentagon fire was still raging.


And this picture of the crew of Engine 331, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, attempting to put out the fire.


And this picture after the fire has diminished, but before the collapse of the roof.


Do you see a 90 feet wide hole in the Pentagon wall? Or any signs of a Boeing 757? Of course not.

What you may have seen is a picture taken after the roof collapsed. Miraculously, the "Boeing 757" made it through the light poles and highway sign before striking the Pentagon.


Just minutes after the attack, standing in front of the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Jamie McIntyre, CNN's senior Pentagon correspondent since November 1992, reported: "From my close up inspection there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. . . . . The only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you could pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, fuselage—nothing like that anywhere around which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon. . . . It wasn't till about 45 minutes later . . . that all of the floors collapsed."

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Career army officer sues Rumsfeld, Cheney, saying no evacuation order given on 9/11, no sign of a crashed airplane at the Pentagon

A career Army specialist who survived the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, claims that no evacuation was ordered inside the Pentagon, despite flight controllers calling in warnings of approaching hijacked aircraft nearly 20 minutes before the building was struck. . . .

Spc. Gallop also says she heard two loud explosions, and does not believe that a Boeing 757 hit the building.

The following paragraphs are from the complaint filed in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK by APRIL GALLOP, for Herself and as Mother and Next Friend of ELISHA GALLOP, a Minor:

33. At the Pentagon, the plaintiff was at her desk, with her baby, in her office on the first floor, when large explosions occurred, walls crumbled and the ceiling fell in. Although her desk is just some forty feet from the supposed impact point, and she went out through the blown-open front of the building afterwards, she never saw any sign that an airliner crashed through. If Flight 77, or a substitute, did swoop low over the building, to create the false impression of a suicide attack, it was then flown away by its pilot, or remote control, and apparently crashed someplace else. At the building, inside or outside of the wall the plane supposedly hit, there was no wreckage, no airplane fragments, no engines, no seats, no luggage, no fuselage sections with rows of windows, and especially, no blazing quantities of burning jet fuel. The interior walls and ceilings and contents in that area were destroyed, but there was no sign of a crashed airplane. A number of those present inside the building and out have attested to this fact in published reports.

34. Instead, just when plaintiff turned on her computer — for an urgent document-clearing job she was directed by her supervisor to rush and begin, as soon as she arrived at work, without dropping her baby off at child care until she was finished — a huge explosion occurred, and at least one more that she heard and felt, and flames shot out of the computer. Walls crumbled, the ceiling fell in, and she was knocked unconscious. When she came to, terrified and in pain, she found the baby close by, picked him up, and, with other survivors caught in the area, made her way through rubble, smoke and dust towards daylight, which was showing through an open space that now gaped in the outside wall. When she reached the outside she collapsed on the grass; only to wake up in a hospital some time later.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chaos in the 9/11 courtroom

The five defendants wanted to plead guilty, but only if it brought them their desired outcome. "If we plead guilty, can we still be sentenced to death?" Mohammed asked U.S. Army Col. Stephen Henley, the military commission judge responsible for trying the men.

No one in the courtroom knew the answer, including Col. Henley.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gen Hamid Gul on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria
CNN, Fareed Zakaria GPS

During the December 8, 2008 interview with Gen Hamid Gul, you claimed that his opinions on 9/11 were “thoroughly discredited". In fact it is "The 9/11 Commission Report" that has been thoroughly discredited.

I challenge you, or anyone else, to debate this issue. My position is stated in "9/11 Unveiled."


Enver Masud

Founder and CEO
The Wisdom Fund

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Former Pakistan intel director: 'It was an inside job'

Retired Lt. Gen. Hamid Gul, former director of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, says "9/11 was a bloody hoax, . . . an inside job."

This is consistent with the position Gen. Gul stated in September 2001 during an interview with Arnaud de Borchgrave — United Press International editor-at-large, and which he repeated to Fareed Zakaria of CNN on December 8, 2008 following the Mumbai attacks.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty

The military tribunal may never go ahead in its current form, analysts say

Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants have told a military judge at Guantanamo Bay they want to confess and plead guilty.

The judge at the pre-trial hearing, Col Stephen Henley, said he would question the men to ensure that was their wish.

Mr Mohammed had earlier said he wished to be executed and achieve martyrdom, but had still mounted a defence.

The five accused face the death penalty if convicted of a role in killing 2,973 people in the suicide plane attacks.

No date has been set for the five men's full military tribunal, and their appearance in court on Monday followed hearings held under a judge who resigned last month. . . .

[Editor's Note: The physical facts contradict the U.S. government's version of events on 9/11, i.e. "The 9/11 Commission Report."]

Sunday, November 23, 2008

VIDEO: 911 False Flag

A new film by Frank Hoefer, Germany.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

UN rights official endorses 9/11 conspiracy theories

UN Watch, an independent human rights monitoring organization based in Geneva, today called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon and human rights commissioner Navi Pillay to condemn a United Nations official for endorsing conspiracy theories regarding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

In a new article published this week in a Scottish student newspaper, entitled “9/11: More than meets the eye”, Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council investigator of “Israel’s violations of the principles and bases of international law”, expressed unqualified support for the 9/11 conspiracy movement, pointing to “doubts surrounding the true character of the events surrounding the 9/11 attacks.”

Sunday, October 05, 2008

9/11 Unveiled: Clearing the way for truth in media

The new monograph, 9/11 Unveiled by Enver Masud of The Wisdom Fund, is the best short summary of what most Americans and virtually all of the rest of the world consider to be the "9/11 mystery". In this factual account, Enver Masud avoids the popular focus on the accumulating wealth of merely circumstantial evidence that the official U.S. governmental account of 9/11 is incomplete.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bush had no plan to catch Bin Laden after 9/11

Even after Sept. 11, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Vice President Dick Cheney continued to resist any military engagement in Afghanistan, because they were hoping for war against Iraq instead.

Bush's top secret order of Sept. 17 for war with Afghanistan also directed the Pentagon to begin planning for an invasion of Iraq, according to journalist James Bamford's book Pretext for War.

Cheney and Rumsfeld pushed for a quick victory in Afghanistan in NSC meetings in October, as recounted by both Woodward and Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith. Lost in the eagerness to wrap up the Taliban and get on with the Iraq War was any possibility of preventing bin Laden's escape to Pakistan.

Friday, September 19, 2008

NYC 911 ballot initiative campaign announces milestone

On the 7th Anniversary of 9/11, the NYC 911 Ballot Initiative Campaign will announce it's historic achievement of having secured 30,000 signatures towards the creation of a new investigation of the crimes of 9/11/01! Members of the Campaign will be joined by speakers Dr. William Pepper, international human rights attorney, William Rodriguez, who saved many lives that day and was last man out of the World Trade Center, Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate, along with other surprise guests. Campaign representatives will inform the public of its achievement and lay out the path ahead towards a new investigation of 9/11. The gathering of 30,000 petition signatures of NYC voters is the minimum amount required for placement on the ballot.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Experts to debate 9-11 on Russian TV

Meanwhile, Pilots for 9/11 Truth have released a new video simulation of the alleged strike on the Pentagon by a Boeing 757.

Filmmaker urges international tribunal to probe 9/11

Italian film-maker Giulietto Chiesa, who was in Berlin for a screening of his documentary which questions the official US version of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has called for an international tribunal to probe events. . . .

Chiesa, one of Italy's most respected journalists and a La Stampa foreign correspondent for more than 20 years, told his Berlin audience an 9/11 international tribunal could serve a useful purpose.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

What really happened to 7 World Trade Center?

Today, Shyam Sunder, lead investigator at NIST, presented NIST's findings at a press briefing. A draft "Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7" was made available on the Internet later in the day.

NIST claims that the collapse was due to "some structural damage to the southwest perimeter" by falling debris, and to "ordinary building content fires" on floors 7 through 9, and 11 through 13. This caused "buckling of a critical interior column", followed by "progressive collapse".

It should be noted that engineers have routinely designed structures to withstand expansion of steel members.

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, with 400 plus members, argue that NIST does not address why the collapse exhibits none of the characteristics of destruction by fire, such as slow onset with large visible deformations, and symmetrical collapse — which would cause the building to fall to the side most damaged by the fire.

NIST also does not address why the collapse does exhibit all the characteristics of a classic controlled demolition with explosives such as rapid onset of collapse, sounds of explosions at ground floor — a full second prior to collapse, symmetrical collapse — through the path of greatest resistance — at nearly free-fall speed — with the steel skeleton broken up for shipment, massive volume of expanding pyroclastic dust clouds, tons of molten metal found by Controlled Demolition, Inc., the chemical signature of thermate (a high tech incendiary) found in slag, solidified molten metal, and dust samples by Prof. Jones, and rapid oxidation and intergranular melting on structural steel samples examined by FEMA.

When I worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, it would have been highly unusual that a report such as NIST's were presented to the news media without it first being presented to outside peer review, and often with both supporting and dissenting views included in an appendix.

NIST refuses to release the photos and videos upon which they base their analysis.

Friday, August 08, 2008

NEW BOOK: '9/11 Unveiled' by Enver Masud

"A challenge to those who dismiss alternative explanations of 9/11 as 'conspiracy theories'."

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Eywitness accounts of the Pentagon on 9/11 contradict official story

The Citizen Investigation Team has dug up remarkable eyewitness testimony — on video — that contradicts the official account. Watch their video — buy the DVD.

Their "Jason Ingersoll photo collection is a literal treasure trove of information and they reveal the sequence of events that led to the staging of light pole 1 on route 27 headed southbound while giving an incredible look into the details as they unfolded."

"One of these images is possible evidence that the pole" used to support the official story, "was planted after the fact."

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Barnes & Noble censors critical review of 'Firefight'

Barnes & Noble appears to be censoring critical reviews of "Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11."

The first time I posted a review, I unintentionally exceeded their words allowed count. So it was proper for them to delete it.

The second time, I believe I met all their criteria, but the review was not posted.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Prof. David Ray Griffin: 911 contradictions

In open letter to Congress and the press, Dr. Griffin presents a sequence of irrefutable facts drawn from documents and testimony that demonstrate twenty five internal contradictions in the official 9/11 story. As each contradiction is presented, the author juxtaposes documented timelines and official memos, eye-witness testimony, television broadcasts and news articles that are logically inconsistent with the narrative contrived by the 9/11 Commission.

9/11 third tower mystery 'solved' says NIST

The final mystery of 9/11 will soon be solved, according to US experts investigating the collapse of the third tower at the World Trade Center.

The 47-storey third tower, known as Tower Seven, collapsed seven hours after the twin towers.

Investigators are expected to say ordinary fires on several different floors caused the collapse. . . .

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, based near Washington DC, is expected to conclude in its long-awaited report this month that ordinary fires caused the building to collapse.

That would make it the first and only steel skyscraper in the world to collapse because of fire.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Rick Newman and Patrick Creed, I accept your challenge

I was at the Arlington County library and listened to your presentation "Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11." I'm the one who asked, "what is the best evidence that Flight 77, piloted by an Arab, struck the Pentagon?"

My question is based on the evidence I present to the contrary at http://www.twf.org/News/Y2005/0307-Pentagon.html, and in other articles at The Wisdom Fund web site.

You did not permit me to lay the foundation for my question — which I could have done in about a minute, but you did state that you would be glad to debate me in another forum.

I look forward to it. I live in Pentagon City, and can be reached at 703-521-xxxx.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Firefight: Inside the battle to save the Pentagon on 9/11

A book review by Enver Masud, founder of The Wisdom Fund

Firefight, by Patrick Creed and Rick Newman, is primarily about the heroic efforts of the firefighters at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. What is of interest to us is the authors' description of the attack on the Pentagon — it contradicts the evidence available to the public.

Creed and Newman write:

- “The plane crossed Washington Boulevard, . . . traveling more than 500 miles per hour and was less than 30 feet off the ground.”

- “the planes wings knocked over several light poles that line the road.”

- “As the Flight 77 flew nearly to ground level, its right wing sliced into a 750 kilowatt generator . . . The plane’s right engine ripped a hole in a fence near the generator . . . the left engine grazed the grass . . . Both wings began to break apart, hurling metal fragments into the air.”

- “The nose of the plane hit the facade, . . . about 14 feet above the ground, going 530 miles per hour.”

- “The airplane’s tail, 45 feet tall, was still attached to the plane as it plowed into the Pentagon.”

- “Along the outer wall, 21-inch-wide concrete columns, . . . stood every ten feet, . . . The impact of the plane knocked out eight of them completely, and severely damaged two others.”

- “The body of the hijacker who had been flying the plane ended up in the D Ring about 107 feet from the point of impact.”

- “The punch-out hole . . . was created by explosive energy”.

In an earlier article, “What really happened at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001,” published by The Wisdom Fund (twf.org), I debunk the theory that Flight 77, a Boeing 757, struck the Pentagon.

Standing in front of the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Jamie McIntyre, CNN's senior Pentagon correspondent since November 1992, reported: “From my close up inspection there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. . . . . The only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you could pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, fuselage - nothing like that anywhere around which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon. . . . It wasn't till about 45 minutes later . . . that all of the floors collapsed.”

Arlington County Fire Chief Ed Plaugher, incident commander at the Pentagon on September 11, corroborates Jamie McIntyre's report. At the September 12, 2001, DoD briefing, when asked: "Is there anything left of the aircraft at all?" said: "there are some small pieces of aircraft ... there's no fuselage sections and that sort of thing."

Victoria Clarke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs — "presenter" of the DoD briefing, did not contradict Chief Plaugher. American Airlines, Flight 77, Boeing, Dulles, and passengers were not mentioned at the briefing.

Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, who from her fifth-floor, B-ring office at the Pentagon, witnessed "an unforgettable fireball, 20 to 30 feet in diameter," was called for stretcher duty. She describes “a strange absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been apparent to the secretary of defense, who in an unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed into the Pentagon as a 'missile'. “

Barbara Honegger, military affairs journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School, writes that NORAD's: “Gen. Larry Arnold, revealed that he ordered one of his jets to fly down low over the Pentagon shortly after the attack that morning, and that his pilot reported back that there was no evidence that a plane had hit the building.”

Doubts among the firefighters as to what struck the Pentagon are noted by Creed and Newman.

They write: “Denis Griffin . . . had been working in the aftermath of the attack all day, and seen wreckage that looked like it could be from an airplane, but there were so many wild stories going around that he wasn’t sure what to believe.”

Two statements in the book by Creed and Newman are striking:

- “FBI photographer Jennifer Combs (formerly Jennifer Farmer) went far out of her way to pull hundreds of photographs from archives and narrate all of them”.

How did they get access to these photographs, when others have Freedom of Information Act requests pending for these photographs and Pentagon videos?

- “Plaugher came by . . . 'We think it’s al Qaeda,' he said, citing a villain many of them had never heard of.”

What would cause Plaugher, Fire Chief of Arlington County, to make such a statement so soon after 9/11? Plaugher now serves as "a key member of the IAFC Terrorism Committee."

Creed is an amateur historian, volunteer firefighter, and U.S. Army Reserve officer who recently returned from a tour in Iraq as civil affairs officer with the Army’s Special Operation's Command. Newman is an award-winning journalist and staff writer for U.S. News & World Report.

It should be noted, that to this day, the only passenger lists made public have no Arab names on them, Bin Laden is not wanted for 9/11 at the FBI’s Most Wanted, and the only evidence offered by the government to substantiate their claim of Flight 77 having struck the Pentagon is a fuzzy video that proves nothing — indeed the flight recorder data released by the government shows that a plane flew about 400 feet above the Pentagon.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Missing 9/11, Pentagon transcript?

The timeline in the "Arlington County After Action Report on the Response to the September 11 Terrorist Attack on the Pentagon" contains this item: "11:00 p.m. Chief Edward Plaugher and Major General James Jackson hold first joint press conference".

We've been unable to locate a transcript of this press conference. We've searched the DOD site http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/index.aspx?mo=9&yr=2001. If you find this transcript, do let us know at staff@twf.org.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Is Pakistan ready for another 9/11?

The Pakistani ambassador in Washington was put on notice early this month that the U.S. would ‘retaliate’ if America suffered such an attack. . . . Part of the concern is that Washington is exaggerating Al Qaeda’s capabilities and that Pakistan could end up entrapped in a manufactured crisis that serves American strategic objectives that do not match Pakistan’s.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

'The truth is out there'

Re Peter Barber, "The truth is out there," Financial Times, June 7, 2008

Please read my letter to the Rocky Mountain News.

'Very serious 9/11 untruths'

Re Paul Campos, "Very serious 9/11 untruths," Rocky Mountain News, June 18, 2008

I recently returned from a 3-week, 9/11 lecture tour of South Africa where I gave about two talks daily to audiences of several hundred, appeared on several radio stations including SABC, and one interview was broadcast to Sub-Saharan Africa — view at http://www.twf.org/News/News911.html.

Based upon feedback received, virtually everyone who attended my talks in South Africa, and in the U.S., left with serious doubts about the official version of 9/11.

One Supreme Court (not U.S.) judge said that at the very least my presentation provides "reasonable doubt" if not "a preponderance of evidence" against the official account of 9/11.

Enver Masud
Founder, The Wisdom Fund
Arlington, VA

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Japanese lawmaker questions official explanation

Yukihisa Fujita, a member of the Democratic Party of Japan, asked the Japanese Parliament and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda to explain gaping holes in the official 9/11 story that various groups — including those who call themselves the "911 Truth Movement" — claim to have exposed.

Fujita, along with a growing number of individuals — including European and American politicians — are leading a charge to conduct a thorough, independent investigation of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tim Russert, Dick Cheney, and 9/11

If the story that Cheney told Russert at Camp David, just five days after 9/11, was true, then the story told by the 9/11 Commission in July 2004, almost three years later, was false.

Monday, June 09, 2008

New 9-11 feature-length movie too truthful to show

On 9-11, filmmaker Paul Cross was doing post-production work in Washington DC when he heard about the "terrorist" attack on the Pentagon. Hours later he visited the Pentagon and saw that the official story was a lie.

"There was no passenger jet wreckage, no lawn scorching, no damage to lamp posts and fences, and no construction materials in the path of the alleged jet," Cross told me. "I immediately realized it was a hoax, and that so-called attack on the World Trade Center was also a hoax."

Cross says he was in mourning for weeks. "Literally in tears for what has become of this country."

He decided to make the feature film Severe Visibility to alert his fellow citizens.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Why were the tapes destroyed? Did they reveal the absence of confessions?

In their book, Kean and Hamilton wrote that they were unable to obtain “access to star witnesses in custody who were the only possible source for inside information about the 9/11 plot.”

The only information the commission was permitted to have about what was learned from interrogations of alleged plot ringleaders, such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, came from “thirdhand” sources. The commission was not permitted to question the alleged plotters in custody or even to meet with those who interrogated the alleged plotters. Consequently, write Kean and Hamilton, “We had no way of evaluating the credibility of detainee information” that was fed to them by third party hands. “How could we tell if someone such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was telling us the truth?”

The fact that video tapes of the interrogations existed was kept secret from the 9/11 Commission.

Criticism rages with accused 9/11 conspirators in court

"It was not justice, it was ridiculous," the military attorney for Mustafa al-Hawsawi, Major Jon Jackson, said Thursday after a hearing in the ultramodern new court building set up at the US naval base on Cuba's southeastern tip.

. . . the accused refused their lawyers' assistance, and some asked to be executed so they could be martyrs. . . .

Chief military defense attorney Colonel Steven David slammed what he said was the judge's rush to hold the hearing without giving the lawyers time to win their clients' trust.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

9/11 families: Gitmo tribunals 'tainted'

In advance of Thursday's arraignment of alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others at Guantanamo Bay, the relatives of seven victims of the 9/11 attacks are charging that the military tribunals are "tainted by political influence."

In a June 3 letter to Susan Crawford, the judge who serves as the convening authority over the commissions, the family members claim that the latest example of the system's "politicization" was a secret invitation to attend the proceedings that allegedly was extended only to Deborah Burlingame, who lost her brother in 9/11 and has supported the Bush administration's position on the military tribunals.

Lawmaker asks McCain to talk with 9/11 theorists

State Sen. Karen Johnson, a Mesa Republican, delivered a letter to McCain's Senate office Tuesday asking that he sit down with Scottsdale activist Blair Gadsby and a pair of leading members of the 9/11 Truth Movement to consider alternative explanations for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Gadsby's fast outside McCain's Senate office — 241 Russell Senate Office Building — entered its 10th day today.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Pinning the blame for 9/11

We sent the following to Chris Mondics — author of "Pinning the blame for 9/11," and "How Cozen took on a kingdom for 9/11 liability," a two part article:

Cozen was able to sue the Saudis because U.S. media failed to investigate what really happened on 9/11.

Recently, I went on a 3-week, 9/11 lecture tour of South Africa during which I spoke to audiences of several hundred daily. None contested my claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is fatally flawed.

I challenge you, and the 9/11 Commission, to rebut the facts and arguments I present at http://www.twf.org/News/News911.html.

Enver Masud
The Wisdom Fund

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Largest Swiss newspaper asks if Bush was behind 9/11

2,973 humans died with the attacks of 9/11. "Bin Laden" and "Al Qaeda", the Bush clan cried. The world believed themm. In the meantime even scientists doubt the Bush version. Now, Swiss university professors Albert A. Stahel and Daniele Ganser raise new questions.

"Something is not correct", says strategy expert Stahel in "World Week", and here he refers to the "incomplete" official US Government 9/11 Report of 2004.

The university professor confirms his criticism in BLICK: "Osama Bin Laden cannot be 'the large godfather' behind the attacks. He did not have enough means of communication".

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

UK denied appeal in Algerian '9/11' case

THE British government has lost its court battle against a ruling that allowed an Algerian pilot wrongly accused of training the "9/11" hijackers to claim compensation, his lawyer said overnight. . . .

The decision means Mr Raissi, who is trained to fly Boeing 737 jets, could now see him paid millions of dollars in compensation for lost earnings, the lawyer said.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Rumsfeld: 'Why not another 9/11'

In a newly-released tape of a 2006 neocon luncheon meeting featuring former War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, attended by ex-military "message force multiplier" propaganda shills Lt. General Michael DeLong, David L. Grange, Donald W. Sheppard, James Marks, Rick Francona, Wayne Downing, Robert H. Scales and others, Rumsfeld declared that the American people lack "the maturity to recognize the seriousness of the 'threats'" -- and need another 9/11.

When DeLong complained about a "lack of sympathetic ears" in Congress, and a lack of interest among the general American public, Rumsfeld responded, "What's to be done? The correction for that, I suppose, is another attack."

Monday, May 19, 2008

Extraordinary times, intentional collapse, and takedown of the USA

Can it be that the last stage of the U.S. takedown is “The Project for the New American Century”? Is this ambitious plan for “global leadership” through military might that was seemingly invented by the “neocons”—many with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship—a Trojan Horse?

It certainly appears that with 9/11 as a pretext, the neocons suckered the U.S. into the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq as a means of military occupation of the Middle East . Certainly 9/11 and the Iraq invasion benefited Israel, as some Israeli politicians have frankly stated.

Were the neocons also acting on behalf of the financial controllers in London and elsewhere? And was one reason the neocons were so eager to engage in a “clash of civilizations” against the Islamic world the Koranic prohibition of usury which states, “Those who charge Usury are in the same position as those controlled by the devil's influence. This is because they claim that Usury is the same as commerce. However, God permits commerce, and prohibits Usury.” (Koran, Al-Baqarah 2:275)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Steven Jones calls for 9/11 criminal investigation

Based on evidence of what he believes is unignited thermite particles in debris collected within minutes after the collapse of the World Trade Center's first tower, retired BYU physicist Steven Jones called for a criminal investigation into the destruction of three World Trade Center high rises in a speech at a 9/11 conference in Boston.

A video of his presentation at the December 15, 2007 event is available.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Barrett will shake up District 3 race

Kevin Barrett, the 9/11 skeptic whose questioning of the official story of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon drew fire from politicians when he held a one-semester appointment as an associate lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is about to push back at the politicians.

Barrett plans to announce soon that he will run as a Libertarian candidate against U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, the La Crosse Democrat who has represented western Wisconsin's 3rd District since 1996.

William Blum to Noam Chomsky

Engineer refutes the 9/11 Commission Report

Tomorrow in Detroit Enver Masud will refute the 9/11 Commission Report. This video interview conducted during his 3-week, 9/11 lecture tour of South Africa, gives an overview of Enver's position.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Why has the US dropped 9/11 charges?

The American government has given no reason why charges against the man it has alleged was the "20th hijacker" in the 11 September 2001 attacks on the US have been dropped.

Mohammad al-Qahtani has been held at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, following his detention in Afghanistan.

In February, he was charged with conspiracy, terrorism, and murder in violation of the laws of war, among other offences.

The US alleges he attempted to come to the United States in order to take part in the 9/11 attacks, but was stopped at the airport on his arrival.

9/11 co-conspirators charges referred

The Defense Department announced today that charges against five of the six detainees who are alleged to be responsible for the planning and execution of the attacks upon the United States of America on September 11, 2001 have been referred to trial by military commission. Those attacks resulted in the death of 2,973 people, including 8 children. The referred charges detail 169 overt acts allegedly committed in furtherance of the 9/11 events. The accused will face trial in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In accordance with the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the Convening Authority has the sole discretion to determine what charges will be referred to trial. In exercising her independent judgment, the Convening Authority, Ms. Susan Crawford, has referred to trial charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin ‘Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi.

Michael Moore’s next is another 9/11 movie!

It’s been long rumored but today it really does look like it’s happening.

American documentary film-maker Michael Moore has agreed a deal with Paramount Vantage and Overture Films (who are co-financing) to make a sequel to the highest grossing documentary of all time - Fahrenheit 9/11.

Moore is working on the movie right now (it’s long been said to be titled Fahrenheit 9/11 and a half) which will be released next year, . . .

Sunday, May 11, 2008

To Foreign Exchange with Daljit Dhaliwal

Dear Ms Dhaliwal:

I believe that "Who Speaks for Islam" is an excellent reference, but when it comes to Islam and terrorism, Ms. Mogahed makes the same mistake she says news media makes.

You'll see why if you watch this video interview conducted during my 3-week, 9/11 lecture tour of South Africa.

It may lead you to rethink Islam and terrorism. (I don't expect you to air my views — it wouldn't be a good career move.)

Should you wish to contact me, I live in Arlington Virginia, and may be reached on 703-521-xxxx. This Friday, I will be giving my talk on 9/11 in Detroit.

Enver Masud
Founder, The Wisdom Fund

Saturday, May 10, 2008

9/11 'Truth Jihad' author running for Congress

Two years ago, the politicians wanted Kevin Barrett fired from his teaching job. Now Barrett is turning the tables. Barrett is calling on the voters to fire the politicians, starting with his own 3rd District Representative, Ron Kind.

"The Democrats were elected in 2006 to end the war," Barrett explains. "They failed. Ron Kind and the rest of them keep voting to throw our money into that five trillion dollar black hole in Iraq. That's why our economy is tanking and gas prices are through the roof. It's time to give the Democrats and the Republicans their walking papers. It's time to fire them all." Barrett will be running as a Libertarian and urging voters to throw all Republicans and Democrats out of office. He will be handing out copies of the new DVD Washington, You're Fired while he campaigns.

Barrett said he was inspired to run for Congress by three people: Jesse Ventura, the maverick independent who beat the Democrats and Republicans to become Governor of Minnesota; Ron Paul, the Republican presidential candidate and defender of freedom; and above all Ed Thompson, the mayor of Tomah. "If Ed were running against me, I'd definitely vote for Ed," Barrett admits.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Tale of Building 7's collapse suggests official complicity, persistent obstruction

Reputable scientists, engineers, architects and firemen with no political angle dispute the 9/11 Commission report and say that the evidence indicates the Twin Towers and Building 7 came down due to controlled-demolition explosions. Tests corroborate the presence of thermite, an explosive used in building demolitions, at the site of the Twin Towers and Building 7.

Thermite also explains the pools of molten steel in the basement, which no one has been able to otherwise explain and which the National Institute of Standards and Technology simply denies. . . .

Time magazine reported in September 2006 that 36 percent of Americans believe the government was complicit in 9/11. A Zogby poll reported that 51 percent of Americans want Congress to investigate 9/11 further.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Aviation companies blame FBI, CIA and terrorists for 9/11

"The aviation parties anticipate that the FBI witnesses' testimony will demonstrate that the FBI had information before Sept. 11 indicating that al-Qaida may have been about to launch terrorist attacks on civil aviation, which it did not timely pass along to the Federal Aviation Administration," lawyers wrote. . . .

In the lawsuit against the CIA, companies including American Airlines Inc., United Airlines Inc., US Airways Group Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., Continental Airlines Inc. and The Boeing Co. are seeking to interview the deputy chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit in 2001, and an FBI special agent assigned to the unit at that time. The names of both are secret.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Growing 9/11 truth movement

The 9/11 truth movement continues to grow. Among those questioning the U.S. governments version of 9/11 are:

130+ military, intelligence, law enforcement, and government officials;
400+ engineers and architects;
110+ pilots and aviation professionals;
240+ professors;
200+ 9/11 survivors and victim's family members;
130+ artists, entertainers, and media professionals.

Many adults in the United States believe the current federal government has not been completely forthcoming on the issue of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a poll conducted in 2006 by the New York Times and CBS News. 53 per cent of respondents think the Bush administration is hiding something, and 28 per cent believe it is lying.

More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll also conducted in 2006.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Memorandum on 9/11 submitted to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions

Icelandic scholar and human rights activist, Elias Davidsson, on April 14, 2008, submitted to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, a detailed memorandum describing the failure of the United States government to adequately investigate the mass murders of September 11, 2001, thereby, failing to fulfill its international obligations.

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Israeli military aircraft company tied to 9-11

A little-known and privately-held aircraft leasing company created by the Israeli military intelligence is connected to the Mossad-run airport security and passenger screening company at the center of the "false flag" terror network of 9-11. . . .

In December 2001, veteran German intelligence professionals told me that 9-11 had been executed by a state-sponsored criminal network and had required years of planning. . . .

The FBI, for example, under the command of the Israeli dual-national Michael Chertoff, is responsible for the confiscation of the crucial evidence from 9-11, evidence which has been withheld for than 6 years. This evidence includes video tapes of the Pentagon attack and physical pieces from the different aircraft involved.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The lack of foundation damage at the Pentagon is irreconcilable with the official reports and data

The ASCE Building Performance Report has meticulously documented the damage to the building and has come to the conclusion that all damage from the alleged plane impact was limited to the bottom two floors, but primarily below the 2nd floor slab so that 90 tons of jumbo jet would have slid on it's belly across the 1st floor slab all the way through the C-ring. . . .

With a finite amount of space between the bottom two floors and the required wing tilt that they report, the ASCE report illustrates that about half of the left engine would have burrowed into the foundation of the building.

Monday, April 21, 2008

9/11 revisionist science published in Civil Engineering Journal

"Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction" was published by the Open Civil Engineering Journal on Friday, giving cause to jubilation amongst the many activists who have been seeking recognition of the glaring contradictions and impossibilities of the official version of the September 11, 2001 attacks within the United States of America. . . .

The renowned U.S. critic Noam Chomsky had pointed out in correspondence with 9/11 "truth activists" that “Since the evidence is so obvious and compelling, submit an article about it to Science, or Nature, or even Scientific American, or more technical journals, say those in civil engineering, where your article can refute the conclusions of the professional society of civil engineers… To date, no one has been willing to submit an article -- at least, after probably hundreds of inquiries to Truth Movement advocates, no one has been able to mention one...”

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel

The Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.

Iranian casts doubts on Sept. 11 attack, ground zero deaths

Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cast doubt Wednesday over the U.S. version of the Sept. 11 attacks, calling it a pretext used to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.

Although Iran has condemned the 2001 al-Qaida attacks on New York and Washington in the past, this was the third time in a week that Ahmadinejad questioned the death toll, who was behind the attacks and how it happened.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Effort to break the corporate media blockade

Last week, leaders representing over thirty 9/11 truth groups, including scientists, architects, engineers, physicists, pilots, first responders, teachers, former government officials, celebrities, and loved ones of victims lost on 9/11 – all came together via conference call to organize a series of monthly events, to be known as the Week of Truth.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Former air traffic controller Robin Hordon speaks out

Within three hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Robin Hordon knew it was an inside job. He had been an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) for eleven years before Reagan fired him and hundreds of his colleagues after they went on strike in the eighties. Having handled in-flight emergencies and two actual hijackings in his career, he is well qualified to comment on what NORAD should have been able to achieve in its response to the near simultaneous hijacking of four domestic passenger carriers on the morning of September 11th, 2001.

“There had to be something huge to explain why those aircraft weren’t shot down out of the sky. We have fighters on the ready to handle these situations twenty-four-seven. We have NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) monitors monitoring our skies twenty-four-seven. We have a lot of human beings, civilian and military, who care about doing their jobs.”

UN official calls for study of neocons' role in 9/11

On March 26, Richard Falk, Milbank professor of international law emeritus at Princeton University, was named by unanimous vote to a newly created position to report on human rights in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. While Mr. Falk's specialty is human rights and international law, since the attacks in 2001, he has devoted some of his time to challenging what he calls the "9-11 official version."

Friday, April 04, 2008

It has happened: I'm a 9/11 truther

Top Democrats demand Attorney General explain remarks about pre-9/11 phone call

A letter has been sent by leaders of the House Judiciary Committee to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, demanding that he explain a recent public statement that federal authorities failed to intercept a call from suspected terrorists in Afghanistan prior to the 9/11 attacks, when doing so could have prevented the attacks from taking place.

Ted Olson's report of phone calls from Barbara Olson on 9/11: Three official denials

The most serious official contradiction of Ted Olson's story came in 2006 at the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th hijacker. The evidence presented to this trial by the FBI included a report on phone calls from all four 9/11 flights. In its report on American Flight 77, the FBI report attributed only one call to Barbara Olson and it was an "unconnected call," which (of course) lasted "0 seconds." According to the FBI, therefore, Ted Olson did not receive a single call from his wife using either a cell phone or an onboard phone.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Enver Masud to speak on 9/11 in Canton, Michigan

Enver Masud—an engineer and award-winning author—says: “The major conclusions of the 9/11 Commission report are false.”

Enver recently returned from a 3-week, 9/11 lecture tour of South Africa—one TV interview was broadcast to Sub-Saharan Africa, and the U.S. embassy was asked to present opposing views (they failed to respond). Enver is a contributing author of 9/11 and American Empire.

Ventura wrestles with what really happened on 9/11

Minnesota's former governor, Jesse Ventura, says he's been doing some research into the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, and it's looking to him like the truth about what brought buildings down has yet to come out, in part because of a media coverup.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Frontline allowed Cheney to lie

Cheney failed to tell us, that at the same time as the REAL 9/11 attacks, he was personally directing "War Games" DRILLS with imaginary "hijacked airliners" attacking east coast buildings! Air Defenses were confused by 22 imaginary (and real) hijacked aircraft!

Monday, March 17, 2008

'Al Qaeda itself does not exist'

"The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear," a three-hour historical film by Adam Curtis recently aired by the British Broadcasting Corp., argues coherently that much of what we have been told about the threat of international terrorism "is a fantasy that has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians. . . .

But the film . . . directly challenges the conventional wisdom by making a powerful case that the Bush administration, led by a tight-knit cabal of Machiavellian neoconservatives, has seized upon the false image of a unified international terrorist threat to replace the expired Soviet empire in order to push a political agenda.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Don't execute 9/11 accused: Mukasey

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said on Friday he hoped the six Guantanamo prisoners charged with the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington would not receive the death penalty....

Human rights groups call the proceedings a farce, as detainees do not have legal rights normally accorded to U.S. citizens and prisoners of war.

Pakistani Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and five others are charged with crimes including murder, conspiracy and terrorism for the attacks which killed around 3,000 people in 2001.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Former Italian president: 9/11 orchestrated by CIA, Mossad

Former Italian president Francesco Cossiga, the man who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, says that the September 11, 2001 attacks were orchestrated by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies.

Cossiga's revelations about 9/11 were published last week in Italy's oldest, and widely read, newspaper—Corriere della Sera.

Roughly translated from Italian, Cossiga says, "the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the American CIA and the Mossad with the aid of the zionists in order to put under accusation the Arabic Countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part are in Iraq are in Afghanistan".

Cossiga joins the growing movement of family members of those who perished on 9/11, engineers, scientists, government and intelligence personnel, etc. who seek the truth about 9/11.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

VIDEO: Zeitgeist, The Movie

March 15, 2008 is Z-Day says Peter Joseph producer of "Zeitgeist, the Movie"—70,000 viewers daily.

During my 9/11 lecture tour of South Africa, I was often asked if I had seen it. I had tried a couple of times, but somehow never got to the end. Skip the first 40 minutes to jump to 9/11.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Call for an international investigation of 9/11

Oscar-winner accuses America of fabricating 9/11

Marion Cotillard, the 32-year-old French actress, who received an Oscar last month for her performance as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, openly questioned the truth behind the terrorist atrocity in an interview broadcast on a French website.

But, faced with losing millions as the notoriously patriotic Hollywood film industry reacted against her vitriol, Cotillard claimed there had been a misunderstanding.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

9/11 'mastermind' Khalid Sheikh Mohammed charged

The Pentagon today charged Khalid Sheikh Mohammed with masterminding the events of September 11, 2001 even though the Pentagon's News Transcript of September 12, 2001 contradicts the 9/11 Commission Report's claim that the Pentagon was struck by a Boeing 757 on September 11, 2001.

At the September 12, 2001, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) briefing, Arlington County Fire Chief Ed Plaugher when asked: "Is there anything left of the aircraft at all?" said: "there are some small pieces of aircraft ... there's no fuselage sections and that sort of thing."

Victoria Clarke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs - "presenter" of the DoD briefing to the world press, did not contradict Chief Plaugher, and CNN video of September 11, 2001 corroborates Ed Plauger's remarks at the DoD briefing.

Standing in front of the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Jamie McIntyre, CNN's senior Pentagon correspondent since November 1992, reported: "From my close up inspection there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. . . . . The only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you could pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, fuselage - nothing like that anywhere around which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon. . . . It wasn't till about 45 minutes later . . . that all of the floors collapsed."

"American Airlines," "Flight 77," "Boeing," "Dulles," and "passengers" are not mentioned in the News Transcript.

I just returned from a 3-week lecture tour of South Africa where, using establishment news sources, I showed to large audiences in about a dozen cities that the primary conclusions of "The 9/11 Commission Report" are false. A television interview broadcast to Sub-Saharan Africa summarizes this evidence.

In his new book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation," New York Times investigative journalist Philip Shenon writes that Philip Zelikow, the 9/11 Commission's executive director attempted to intimidate staff to avoid findings that would be damaging to President George W Bush, who was running for re-election, and Condoleezza Rice, his then National Security Adviser. (Shenon apparently accepts the major conclusions of "The 9/11 Commission Report"— we do not.)

Tom Leonard of the British Telegraph wrote, "When Bob Kerrey, a Democrat member of the commission, learned the extent of Mr Zelikow's ties to the administration, he confronted Tom Kean, its Republican chairman. . . . Mr. Kerrey reportedly threatened to resign unless Mr Zelikow was sacked, but was persuaded to stay."

Sen. Max Cleland, resigned from the commission in November 2003 saying, "Bush is scamming America."

"The chair and vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, respectively Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, assert in their book, Without Precedent, that they were 'set up to fail' and were starved of funds to do a proper investigation", reported the Guardian.

The others charged by the Pentagon are: Walid Bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, and Mohammed al-Qahtani.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

BOOK: 'The Commission'

"Missed evidence, ignored clues, political considerations—did the 9/11 Commission really issue the definitive report on the September 2001 terror attacks?", asks National Public Radio's Fresh Air from WHYY.

"In his new book, 'The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation,' New York Times investigative journalist Philip Shenon scrutinizes those charged with analyzing the terror attacks and uncovers new information about the commission's complicated relationship with the Bush White House."

"According to the book," writes the Telegraph, "Philip Zelikow, the 9/11 Commission's executive director, allegedly attempted to intimidate staff to avoid findings that would be damaging to President George W Bush, who was running for re-election, and Condoleezza Rice, his then National Security Adviser.

"When Bob Kerrey, a Democrat member of the commission, learned the extent of Mr Zelikow's ties to the administration, he confronted Tom Kean, its Republican chairman.

"Mr Kerrey reportedly threatened to resign unless Mr Zelikow was sacked, but was persuaded to stay."

Sen. Max Cleland, resigned from the commission in November 2003 saying, "Bush is scamming America."

"The chair and vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, respectively Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, assert in their book, Without Precedent, that they were "set up to fail" and were starved of funds to do a proper investigation", reported the Guardian.

Shenon says that raw data at the National Security Agency "seemed to suggest that the government of Iran and the militant group Hezbollah, had provided important assistance to some of the hijackers in the year and a half before the attack."

Shenon apparently accepts the major conclusions of "The 9/11 Commission Report"— we do not (see Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report).

Saturday, January 12, 2008

BOOK: '9/11 Contradictions'

Bill Christison, former senior CIA official, says that David Ray Griffin's new book, "9/11 Contradictions," written "specifically for members of Congress and the media, has presented the often incredible but true details of 25 major contradictions in the Bush administration's accounts of 9/11. This book, based on careful research but written in a fast-moving, readable style, blows apart the notion that 'The 9/11 Commission Report' presents an accurate account of what happened on September 11."

Saturday, January 05, 2008

U.S. Dept. of State veterans challenge official account

Eight veterans of the U.S. Department of State have challenged the official account of 9/11 calling it “Flawed”, “Absurd”, “Totally Inadequate”, “a Cover-up".