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Steve R. Pieczenik, MD, PhD

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under President Nixon, Ford and Carter
Added July 17, 2011


Commander James Clow
U.S. Coast Guard (ret)
Former Chief, National Response Center
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Added December 27, 2010


Roland Dumas
Former Foreign Minister of France
Added December 23, 2010


Major Albert M. Meyer, MHA
U.S. Air Force (ret)
Added December 15, 2010


Commander James R. Compton
U.S. Navy (ret)
Added November 1, 2010


Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
Captain, U.S. Army Intelligence, World War II
Former CIA Case Officer
Added October 18, 2010


Michael Scheuer, PhD
Former Chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit
Added October 11, 2010


Ramsey Clark, MA, JD
66th U.S. Attorney General
Added September 29, 2010


Gov. Walter Peterson
81st Governor
State of New Hampshire
Added May 29, 2010

IMPORTANT ARTICLE 

41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11Official Account of 9/11: “Terribly Flawed,” “Laced with Contradictions,” “a Joke,” “a Cover-up” EnglishDanish, French, German, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish

   
Senior Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement,
and Government Officials Question
the 9/11 Commission Report

Many well known and respected senior U.S. military officers, intelligence services and law enforcement veterans, and government officials have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report or have made public statements that contradict the Report.  Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11.  This page of the website is a collection of their statements. The website does not represent any organization and it should be made clear that none of these individuals are affiliated with this website.

Listed below are statements by more than 220 of these senior officials. Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed. These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their sincere concern, backed by their decades of service to their country, demonstrate that criticism of the Report is not irresponsible, illogical, nor disloyal, per se. In fact, it can be just the opposite. (continued below)

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U.S. MILITARY OFFICERS

 

 

Albert Stubblebine

Major General Albert Stubblebine


Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret)
– Former Commanding General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, 1981 - 1984, commanding 15,000 intelligence and security personnel.  Also commanded the U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S. Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Former head of Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence. 32-year Army career.

Member, Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
  • Video interview 6/28/09:

    General Stubblebine: I am Major General Albert Stubblebine. I am retired Army Major-General. In my last assignment -- my last command -- I was responsible for all of the Army's strategic intelligence forces around the world. I had responsibility for the Signals Intelligence, Photo Intelligence, Counter Intelligence, Human Intelligence. They all belonged to me, in my last assignment. …

    I was supposed to find out what the enemy was doing, before the enemy did it so that we could take action against the enemy. That's Intelligence, OK, before the fact. So, we always -- always -- rely not on a single piece of data, before we make a statement, but on multiple and the more pieces of data that you have that correlate, the better you know exactly what is going on. …

    So I have had a lot of experience looking at photographs. I have looked at many, many different kinds of photographs, from many, many different platforms on many, many different countries, around the world.

    Interviewer: OK. So on September the 11th, in 2001, what hit the Pentagon?

    General Stubblebine:  I don't know exactly what hit it, but I do know, from the photographs that I have analyzed and looked at very, very carefully, it was not an airplane.

    Interviewer:  What made you believe that?

    General Stubblebine:  Well, for one thing, if you look at the hole that was made in the Pentagon, the nose penetrated far enough so that there should have been wing marks on the walls of the Pentagon. I have been unable to find those wing marks. So where were they? Did this vessel -- vehicle, or whatever it was -- have wings? Apparently not, because if it had had wings, they would have made marks on the side of the Pentagon.

    One person counteracted my theory, and said, "Oh, you've got it all wrong. And the reason that it's wrong is that as the airplane came across, one wing tipped down and hit the ground and broke off." I said, "Fine, that's possible, one wing could have broken off." But if I understand airplanes correctly, most airplanes have two wings. I haven't met an airplane with only one wing. So where was the mark for the second wing? OK, one broke off -- there should have been a mark for the second wing. I could not find that in any of the photographs that I've analyzed. Now I've been very careful to not say what went in there. Why? Because you don't have that evidence. …

    I did -- I've never believed that it was an airplane since I've looked at the photographs. Up until the time I looked at the photographs, I accepted what was being said. After I looked at it -- NO WAY! …

    We pride ourselves with the "free press." I do not believe the "free press" is free any more. It's very expensive. It's very expensive. And the press is saying what they have been told to say about this.

    Now, do I have proof of that? No. But I believe that what is being -- what certainly the -- the stories that were told -- all about 9/11 were false. I mean, you take a look at the buildings falling down. They didn't fall down because airplanes hit them. They fell down because of explosives went off inside. Demolition. Look at Building 7, for God's sake. It didn't fall down to its side. It didn't fall to this direction or that direction; just like the two Towers. …

    When you look at the temperatures that you can create with fuel in a gas tank or a fuel tank of an airplane, and then you investigate the amount of heat that would be required to melt -- to melt -- the superstructure of the buildings that came tumbling down, when you put all of that together, the one thing that shows; It does not match the facts. What is it they do not want the public to know? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daNr_TrBw6E


  • Video documentary One Nation Under Siege 7/11/06: "One of my experiences in the Army was being in charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence during the Cold War.  I measured pieces of Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where is it? What's going on?" http://www.undersiegemovie.com


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see Colonel Nelson, Commander MugaLt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col. Latas, Major Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, Capt. Davis, Barbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.


  • Bio: http://web.archive.org

 

 

Wesley Clark

General Wesley Clark


General Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (ret)
– Former Commanding General of U.S. European Command, which included all American military activities in the 89 countries and territories of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.  Additionally, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), which granted him overall command of NATO military forces in Europe 1997 - 2001.  Awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart for his service in Viet Nam and numerous subsequent medals and citations.  Graduated valedictorian of his class at West Point. 

  • Video interview ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos 3/5/06: "I think when you look at this country, right now, we need a 2-party system that works.  We need Congress to do its job.  We need real investigation of some of the abuses of authority that are apparently going on at the Executive branch. ... We've never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had.  The evidence seems pretty clear to me.  I've seen that for a long time." http://securingamerica.com/node/692


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley_Clark

 

 

Ronald Ray

Col. Ronald D. Ray


Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret)
– Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration and a highly decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart).  Appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 - 1994), and on the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces.  Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington, D.C. 1990 - 1994.

  • Article 7/1/06: "The former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under the Reagan Administration and a highly decorated Vietnam veteran and Colonel has gone on the record to voice his doubts about the official story of 9/11 - calling it ‘the dog that doesn't hunt.’  ‘I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence does not seem to suggest that's accurate,’ he said." http://www.propagandamatrix.com 

    The specific quote follows.  A subscription is required to access the audio recording.

    Alex Jones: Colonel, is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to 9/11?

    Col. Ray: I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence does not seem to suggest that that's accurate.  That's true.


  • Bio: http://www.firstprinciplespress.org

 

 

Edgar Mitchell

Capt. Edgar Mitchell, DSc


Capt. Edgar Mitchell, U.S. Navy (ret), BS Industrial Management, BS Aeronautical Engineering, Doctor of Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT
Pilot and Astronaut.  Sixth man to walk on the moon (Apollo 14 mission).  Patrol bomber and attack plane pilot, U.S. Navy.  Test Pilot,
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 5 (VX-5).  Chief of Project Management Division, Navy Field Office for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory Project.  Graduated first in his class from the Aerospace Research Pilot School, and served as an instructor there.  Recipient of many awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the USN Distinguished Medal and three NASA Group Achievement Awards. Inducted to the Space Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1998.  Recipient of honorary doctorates in engineering from New Mexico State University, the University of Akron, Carnegie Mellon University, and a ScD from Embry-Riddle University.  Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
  • Endorser of and proposed Commissioner of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative 11/08: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report.

    WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and

    WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ...

    An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."


  • Website: http://www.edmitchellapollo14.com

 

 

Robert Bowman

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD


Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Director of Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Ford and Carter.  U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions. (PhD in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Cal Tech).   Former Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.  22-year Air Force career.  Also taught Mathematics and English at the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland, and Phillips University.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Video 9/11/04: "A lot of these pieces of information, taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash.  It’s impossible. … There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up. … Taken together these things prove that high levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s responsible.…

    Who gained from 9/11?  Who covered up crucial information about 9/11?  And who put out the patently false stories about 9/11 in the first place?  When you take those three things together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick Cheney.

    I think the very kindest thing that we can say about George W. Bush and all the people in the U.S. Government that have been involved in this massive cover-up, the very kindest thing we can say is that they were aware of impending attacks and let them happen.  Now some people will say that’s much too kind, however even that is high treason and conspiracy to commit murder."  http://video.go


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


  • Website: http://www.thepatriots.us

 

 

George Nelson

Col. George Nelson, MBA


Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and airplane parts authority.  Graduate, U.S. Air Force War College.  34-year Air Force career.

Licensed commercial pilot.  Licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic.
  • Essay: "In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise cause of the accident. ...

    The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than 3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence was deliberately kept hidden from public view. …

    With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site, any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing 757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …

    As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history."   http://www.physics911.net


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General StubblebineCommander Muga, Lt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. Latas, Major Rokke, Capt. WittenbergCapt. Davis, Barbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."

 

 

Ann Wright

Col. Ann Wright


Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret) – Retired Army officer and former U.S. Diplomat.  Served 13 years on active duty with the U.S. Army and 16 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. She was a member of the International law team in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada and served in Panama and Somalia. She joined the Foreign Service in 1987 and served as Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Afghanistan. She helped reopen the US Embassy in Kabul in December, 2001.  One of three U.S. State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March, 2003.
  • Signatory of a Letter to Congress regarding the 9/11 Commission Report 9/13/04, signed by 25 military, intelligence, and law enforcement veterans:

    "[W]e the undersigned wish to bring to the attention of the Congress and the people of the United States what we believe are serious shortcomings in the report and its recommendations. …

    Omission is one of the major flaws in the Commission’s report. We are aware of significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the commission by those of us with direct knowledge, but somehow escaped attention. …

    The omission of such serious and applicable issues and information by itself renders the report flawed, and casts doubt on the validity of many of its recommendations. ...

    The Commission, with its incomplete report of "facts and circumstances", intentional avoidance of assigning accountability, and disregard for the knowledge, expertise and experience of those who actually do the job, has now set about pressuring our Congress and our nation to hastily implement all its recommendations. ...

    We the undersigned, who have worked within various government agencies (FBI, CIA, FAA, DIA, Customs) responsible for national security and public safety, call upon you in Congress to include the voices of those with first-hand knowledge and expertise in the important issues at hand. We stand ready to do our part." Link to signatories


  • Interview with Laurie Van Auken, conducted by Richard Greene on Air America Radio 9/11/07:  "It's incredible some of these things that still are unanswered.  The 9/11 Report; that was totally inadequate.  I mean the questions that anybody has after reading that.  You know, like -- One of the questions, "Why would people even get in planes and come after us?"  That question was not at all addressed, much less all of these very, very interesting events that were going on that day, like Laurie was talking about.

    How could our national intelligence and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate; that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive action?   And I totally agree.  I always thought the Pentagon had all sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take out anything that was coming at it.   And for a plane to be able to just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just -- I mean, you still just shake your head.  How in the world could that happen? ...

    There's a very specific glide path that comes in for planes to land at [Reagan] National Airport [one mile from the Pentagon].  And you know whether it's somebody using a different transponder but even a plane  any plane, a military plane with a transponder going --  that was flying that low into Washington, a big plane like that should have set off alarm bells."  Occurs at about the 60% point of the two-hour recording.  Audio at http://www.911truth.org


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Wright

 

 

Donn de Grand Pre

Col. Donn de Grand-Pre


Col. Donn de Grand-Pre, U.S. Army (ret)
(1926 - 2009) – Former Director, Ground Weapons Systems, Office of International Logistics Negotiations serving as chief Pentagon arms negotiator for the Middle East. Former Civilian Deputy Chief of the International Division, Office of the Chief of Research and Development. Also served as Commander of Special Troops for the U.S. Army Reserves. Served as radio operator in World War II. Became commissioned officer in 1950. Infantry troop leader and paratrooper, as well as a combat troop commander and intelligence officer with the 27th Infantry "Wolfhound" Regiment in Korea 1950 - 1953. Sustained major injuries in Korea 1953. FAA certified private pilot. Author of Confessions of an Arms Peddler (1979), Barbarians Inside the Gates Book 1 (2000), The Viper's Venom: Barbarians Inside the Gates (Book III) (2002), Look Homeward Cowboy: A Saga of World War II (2002), The Rattler's Revenge: Barbarians Inside the Gates (Book III) (2003), The Boys from Bent Willow: A Saga of World War II (2003).
  • Article September 11 - U.S. Government Accused by the Portugal News 3/8/02:

    "A group of military and civilian US pilots, under the chairmanship of Colonel Donn de Grand [sic], after deliberating non-stop for 72 hours, has concluded that the flight crews of the four passenger airliners, involved in the September 11th tragedy, had no control over their aircraft.

    In a detailed press communiqué the inquiry stated: "The so-called terrorist attack was in fact a superbly executed military operation carried out against the USA, requiring the utmost professional military skill in command, communications and control. It was flawless in timing, in the choice of selected aircraft to be used as guided missiles and in the coordinated delivery of those missiles to their pre-selected targets."

    The report seriously questions whether or not the suspect hijackers, supposedly trained on Cessna light aircraft, could have located a target dead-on 200 miles from take off point. It further throws into doubt their ability to master the intricacies of the instrument flight rules (IFR) in the 45 minutes from take off to the point of impact. Colonel de Grand said that it would be impossible for novices to have taken control of the four aircraft and orchestrated such a terrible act requiring military precision of the highest order." http://www.amfirstbooks.com


  • Member: Veterans For 9/11 Truth  Association statement:

    "Our mission, simply put, is to save the United States of America and to defend it from all enemies, foreign and domestic. To that end, we seek to restore true values, integrity, honesty, and leadership in government at the local, state and national level. We are opposed to tyranny and corruption. We seek to move this Nation from a state of perpetual warfare to a state of prolonged peace and prosperity.

    In pursuit of our mission we have initially chosen to present evidence exposing the deception and lies that many in the military/intelligence/industrial/media establishment have been telling Americans and the world since September 11, 2001 concerning the events of that tragic day. Our mission includes seeking, discovering, and presenting evidence revealing the truth about the events of 9/11."  http://www.v911t.org

 

 

Shelton Lankford

Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford


Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret)
– Retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot with over 300 combat missions flown. Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross and 32 awards of the Air Medal. Aircraft flown: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Lockheed C-130H Hercules. 10,000+ total hours flown. 20-year Marine Corps career.

  • Article Twenty-five U.S. Military Officers Challenge Official Account of 9/11 1/14/08:

    “September 11, 2001 seems destined to be the  watershed event of our lives and the greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes.  The evidence of government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to respond during the event, and the  astounding lack of any meaningful investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may signal the end of the American experiment.  It has been used to justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad.  Until we demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the gravest danger.” http://www.opednews.com


  • Statement to this website 2/20/07:

    "This isn't about party, it isn't about Bush Bashing. It's about our country, our constitution, and our future. ...

    Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to murder other people thousands of miles away.

    If you ridicule others who have sincere doubts and who know factual information that directly contradicts the official report and who want explanations from those who hold the keys to our government, and have motive, means, and opportunity to pull off a 9/11, but you are too lazy or fearful, or ... to check into the facts yourself, what does that make you? Scholars for 9/11 truth have developed reams of scientific data. Michael Ruppert published an exhaustive account of the case from the viewpoint of a trained investigator. David Ray Griffin provides a context for the unanswered or badly answered questions that should nag at anyone who pretends to love this country.

    Are you afraid that you will learn the truth and you can't handle it? ...

    Do a little research. Google is a wonderful tool.

    What does it all add up to? The Commission was, as was the Warren Commission before it, a dog and pony show ... " Link to full statement


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

 

 

Karen Kwiatkowski

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD


Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Former Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Also served on the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency. 20-year Air Force career.  Member adjunct faculty, Political Science Department, James Madison University.  Instructor, University of Maryland University College and American Public University System.  Author of African Crisis Response Initiative: Past Present and Future (2000) and Expeditionary Air Operations in Africa: Challenges and Solutions (2001).
  • Contributor to 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out 8/23/06:  Account of Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Pentagon employee and eyewitness to the events at the Pentagon on 9/11.  "I believe the Commission failed to deeply examine the topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of unanswered questions for future research. ...

    It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics.  The collapses of the World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability and physics. ...

    There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked [Pentagon] lawn, where I stood only minutes after the impact.  Beyond this 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 [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed into the Pentagon as a "missile". ...

    I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... all of us staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

    The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ... But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the roof line remaining relatively straight. 

    The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ...

    More information is certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading up to that terrible day."


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander MugaLt. Col. Latas, Major Rokke, Capt. WittenbergCapt. Davis, Barbara HoneggerApril Gallop, Colonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.


  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."


  • Bio: http://militaryweek.com/

 

 

Guy Razer

Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS


Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS Aeronautical Science, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Retired U.S. Air Force command fighter pilot.  Former instructor; U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership Program.  As an Air Force weapons effects expert was responsible for wartime tasking of most appropriate aircraft/munition for target destruction to include steel and concrete superstructures.  Former aeronautical structures flight test engineer with McDonnell Douglas, working on advanced DC-9 autopilot systems and DC-10 flight envelope expansion stress and flutter analysis.  Tactical aircraft flown: General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark fighter/bomber, McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet, Boeing B-1 Bomber, MiG-29 (Russian fighter), and Su-22 (Russian fighter/bomber).  3,000+ fighter hours.  Combat time over Iraq.  20-year Air Force career.
  • Statement to this website 3/25/07: "After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100% convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned, organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have infiltrated the highest levels of our government.  It is now time to take our country back.

    The "collapse" of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the demolitions were pre-planned.  There is simply no way to demolish a 47-story building (on fire) over a coffee break.  It is also impossible to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did, unless it was pre-planned.  Further damning evidence is Larry Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states "they made that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse." [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.]

    We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail.  Those of us in the military took an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic".  Just because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it.

    We owe it to those who have gone before us who executed that same oath, and who are doing the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan right now.  Those of us who joined the military and faithfully executed orders that were given us had to trust our leaders.  The violation and abuse of that trust is not only heinous, but ultimately the most accurate definition of treason!"


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Website: http://www.myspace.com/supereagle69

 

 

Jeff Latas

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas


Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Former combat fighter pilot.  Aerospace engineer.  Currently Captain at a major airline.  Combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in Northern and Southern Watch.  Aircraft flown: McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle and General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark fighter/bomber.  Former President, U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board.  Also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer and as a member of the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review.  Awarded Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals.  20-year Air Force career.
  • Audio interview with Rob Balsamo 6/25/07:  Regarding the 9/11 Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and discrepancies with the actual Flight Data Recorder information:

    "After I did my own analysis of it, it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;  between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.  And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11.  And not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the aviators out by finding reasons for things happening. ...

    The things that really got my attention were the amount of descent rate that you had to have at the end of the flight, of Flight 77, that  would have made it practically impossible to hit the light poles. [Editor's note: Destruction of the light poles near the Pentagon by Flight 77 was stated in the 9/11 Commission Report.]  Essentially it would have been too high at that point to the point of impact where the main body of the airplane was hitting between the first and second floor of the Pentagon. ...

    You know, I'd ride my bike to the Pentagon.  So, you know I'm a little bit familiar with that area.  [Editor's note: Lt. Col. Latas served as a Weapons Requirement Officer at the Pentagon.]  But, you know, that kind of descent rate it would have been impossible essentially for the results that we see physically from what the flight data recorder was recording.  Like I say, that's an area that I think deserves explanation. ...

    The ground track [the path of the airplane] is off from the 9/11 Commission.  There are several things that can be brought up but it's been a while since I've seen the film and looked at the flight data recorder.  And I can't think of all the discrepancies I saw, but there are several there.  [The film he refers to is Pandora's Black Box, Chapter 2, Flight of American 77.] ...

    And I think that we Americans need to demand further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've [Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found.  And I think that we need to be getting on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true investigators to do a true investigation." http://video.google.com

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander MugaLt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Major Rokke, Capt. WittenbergCapt. Davis, Barbara HoneggerApril Gallop, Colonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

 

 

Ted Muga 

Commander Ted Muga


Commander Ted Muga, BS CE, U.S. Navy (ret) – Retired Pan-Am commercial airline pilot.  Commercial aircraft flown: Boeing 707 and 727.  7,500 total commercial hours flown. Retired Civil Engineer.  Retired Naval aviator.  Military aircraft flown: Grumman E-1 Tracer and E-2 Hawkeye.  3,800 total military hours flown.
  • Interview Alex Jones Show 4/11/07:

    Alex Jones: Recap Hani Hanjour's maneuver, what they claim -- go through the maneuver they claim he did and then what supposedly happened there at the Pentagon ...

    Commander Muga:  The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out of 7,000 feet.  And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very difficult.  And it would take considerable training.  In other words, commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.  And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some very, very talented pilots to do that. ...

    When a commercial airplane gets that high, it gets very, very close to getting into what you refer to as a speed high-speed stall.  And a high-speed stall can be very, very violent on a commercial-type aircraft and you never want to get into that situation.  I just can't imagine an amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that nature.  

    And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would give up an airplane to hijackers. ...

    I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757.  And so to think that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot 7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.

    And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever switched on their transponder to the hijack code.  There's a very, very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is being hijacked.  It takes literally just a split-second for you to put your hand down on the center console and flip it over.  And not one of the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most unusual. ...

    Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines.  And they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots, but two qualified commercial pilots up there.  And to think that you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that it's bordering on impossible." Appears half way through the second hour segment at http://www.realradioarchives.com


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Lt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. Latas, Major Rokke, Capt. WittenbergCapt. Davis, Barbara HoneggerApril Gallop, Colonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

 

 

Ralph Kolstad

Commander Ralph Kolstad


Commander Ralph Kolstad, U.S. Navy (ret)
– Retired fighter pilot.  Former Air Combat Instructor, U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun).  20-year Navy career.  Aircraft flown: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, and Grumman F-14 Tomcat.  Retired commercial airline captain with 27 years experience.  Aircraft flown: Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100.  23,000+ total hours flown.
  • Statement to this website 8/20/07: "I started questioning the Sept 11, 2001 “story” only days after the event.  It just didn't make any sense to me.  How could a steel and concrete building collapse after being hit by a Boeing 767?  Didn't the engineers design it to withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size and weight of the 767?  The evidence just didn't add up. ...

    At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of flying.  I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s and could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.

    I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air Combat Instructor, U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School and have experience flying low altitude, high speed aircraft.  I could not have done what these beginners did.  Something stinks to high heaven!

    Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon from the wings?  Where are the big pieces that always break away in an accident?  Where is all the luggage?  Where are the miles and miles of wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large aircraft?  Where are the steel engine parts?  Where is the steel landing gear?  Where is the tail section that would have broken into large pieces?

    I also personally knew American Airlines Captain “Chick” Burlingame, who was the captain of Flight 77 which allegedly hit the Pentagon, and I know he would not have given up his airplane to crazies!

    And at the Shanksville Pennsylvania impact site, where is any of the wreckage?!!!  Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a hole!  Where is any piece of a crashed airplane?  Why was the area cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident personnel?  Where is any evidence at all?

    When one starts using his own mind, and not what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official “story”. ...

    Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t believe the official “story” and why I want the truth to be told." Link to full statement

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

 

 

James Clow

Commander James Clow, MS


Commander James Clow, MS, U.S. Coast Guard (ret)
– Retired U.S. Coast Guard officer with extensive crisis management/emergency response training and drill experience. Hands-on domestic and overseas emergency response operations. Former military assignments included; Chief, USCG National Response Center, USCG Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Project Manager, USCG Marine Safety Information System. Chief, Environmental Protection Branch, USCG, Portsmouth, VA. Former civilian roles included; Manager, Texaco Worldwide Response Team, Beacon, NY. Regional Response Manager, Equiva Services Crisis Management, Houston, TX. Regional Response Manager, Shell Oil Products, Houston, TX. Former Chair, American Petroleum Spills Task Force, Washington, D.C. and Chair, American Petroleum Spills Advisory Group, Washington, D.C. Graduate U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "No matter how one views the videos of the Towers and Building 7 collapsing, the laws of physics MUST hold true. If F=ma appears to have been violated (e.g., free-fall collapse of the buildings at nearly 9.8 m/sec/sec), then something is seriously amiss and one must start looking for the "other hand" hidden beneath the table to discover what is really happening. Your video does a good job of pointing out the fallacies and ineptitude advanced by the government investigators."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

Paul Getty

Lt. Col. Paul F. Getty, DDS


Lt. Col. Paul F. Getty, DDS (ret)
Retired after 30 years of military service including 13 active duty years in Navy and 11 years Army National Guard.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "This event changed history.  Finally having the American people understand the complicity of our government will also change history, for the better."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

Joel Skousen

Joel M. Skousen


Joel M. Skousen
– Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot.  Commercial pilot.  Aircraft flown: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Grumman F-9 Cougar, North American T-2C Buckeye, various civilian planes.  Member, Experimental Aircraft Association.  Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.  Former Chairman of the Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor of Conservative Digest.  Author of Essential Principles for the Conservation of Liberty (1984), The Secure Home--Architectural Design, Construction and Remodeling of Self-Sufficient Residences and Retreats (1982, 1999), How to Implement a High Security Shelter in the Home (1996), Strategic Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places (1998), Foundations of the Ideal State (2007).

  • Essay Debunking the Debunkers 2/14/05: "For over a decade now, the PTB [Powers That Be] have used an odd vehicle to do their debunking on a variety of issues - Popular Mechanics Magazine (a Hearst publication).  I suppose they are targeting the back-yard mechanic and auto-enthusiast crowd, who are often prone to accepting conspiracy facts and theories.

    In the March 2005 issue, PM magazine singled out 16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one.  Of the 16, most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look weaker than they really were. ...

    I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at those who see gaping flaws in the government story ...

    There is significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

    The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with an aircraft laden only with fuel.  It can only happen in the presence of high explosives." http://www.rense.com


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


  • Website: http://www.joelskousen.com/


Doug Rokke

Major Douglas Rokke, PhD


Major Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret)
– Former Director U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Project.  30-year Army career. Instructor, undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental science, environmental engineering, nuclear physics, emergency management. Staff physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 19 years.

  • Article 8/19/05:

    Regarding the impact at the Pentagon on 9/11/2001 "When you look at the whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a missile.  And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a missile."   http://www.rense.com


  • Speech The Science and Politics of 9/11 Conference, Madison, WI 8/5/07

    "When we blew up the World Trade Center - I want to repeat, that it was deliberately blown up. The aircraft definitely hit the sucker. There were definite explosions inside the thing. You talk to Willie Rodriguez, you talk to the police and the fire, my guys - no two ways about it. It's on the radio communications. Everything else out there. It happened. The Pentagon, same thing. No aircraft hit the Pentagon. Totally impossible! You couldn't make the turns with a 757. You couldn't fly it in over the highway. You couldn't fly it over the light poles. You couldn't even get it that close to the ground because of turbulence." http://www.snowshoefilms.com/filmmakersnb140.html


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander MugaLt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. Latas, Capt. Wittenberg, Capt. Davis, Barbara HoneggerApril Gallop, Colonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.

 

 

Brian Power-Waters

Maj. Brian Power-Waters


Maj. Brian Power-Waters, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Retired Fighter Pilot, U.S. Air Force. Flight Engineer, Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. Military aircraft flown: North American F-86 Sabre fighter and P-51 Mustang fighter, Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter, Grumman F8F Bearcat fighter, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, North American B-25 Mitchell bomber, Handley Page Halifax Mk V bomber, Douglas C-47 Skytrain (aka Dakota) and C-54 Skymaster, Curtis-Wright C-46 Commando, Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor and T-34 Mentor, North American T-6 Texan and T-28 Trojan, Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (aka T-Bird), Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, Fairchild PT-19, Cessna UC-78 Bobcat. Aerobatic flying competitor in Pitts Special S-1S and Acro-Sport Starduster II biplanes.

Retired Commercial Airline Pilot flying for Mohawk Airlines, Allegheny Airlines, and US Airways for 28 years. FAA certified Flight and Ground Instructor, and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. Aircraft flown: British Aircraft BAC-111, Convair CV-240, CV-340, and CV-440 Metropolitan, Douglas DC-3 and DC-4, Martin 2-0-2, Martin 4-0-4. 30,000+ total hours flown.

Author of Is It Safe? Why Flying Commercial Airliners is Still a Risky Business (2008), 93 Seconds to Disaster (2005), Danger In The Air (2002), Margin for Error: None (1980, 2001), and Safety Last: The Dangers of Commercial Aviation
(1972, 2001).
  • Statement in support of Pilots for 9/11 Truth petition to U.S. Congress calling for a new investigation of 9/11:

    "The FAA could have prevented 9/11 if they had installed rugged cockpit doors that were requested over 40 years ago. Please visit my website: http://www.brianpowerwaters.com. I have written 5 airline safety books. I believe Danger in the Air depicts 9/11 nicely. 3,000 deaths is directly attributed to the FAA. In this case, it took 3,000 deaths for the tombstone agency to do something. Good luck to you in your Petition."  http://www.petitiononline.com/911dvds


  • Signatory: Pilots for 9/11 Truth petition to U.S. Congress calling for a new investigation of 9/11:

    "There are many Americans who feel that there are too many unanswered questions regarding the events of 911. We request that the investigation be reopened.

    We feel that the 911 Commission did not go far enough, nor ask the tough questions necessary to get to the truth. We are requesting the investigation be reopened and that the mission this time be to find the truth, the whole truth, with no stone left unturned. ... " http://www.petitiononline.com/911dvds


  • Website: http://www.brianpowerwaters.com

 

 

Charles Dills

Maj. Charles E. Dills, PhD


Maj. Charles E. Dills, PhD, U.S. Air Force Reserves (ret)
– World War II fighter pilot.  94 combat missions, 522nd Fighter Squadron, 27th Fighter Bomber Group, 12th Tactical Air Force, based in Italy.  Aircraft flown: Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, Vultee BT-13 Valiant, North American T-6 Texan, Curtis P-40 Warhawk, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, North American A-36A Apache-Invader, North American P-51 Mustang, Cessna UC-78 Bobcat.  Flight instructor in P-40's.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Co-author of Laboratory Experiments for Organic Chemistry (1978).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    Regarding the World Trade Center building collapses, "Explosive destruction."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


  • Website: http://www.charlies-web.com/flying/flying.html

 

 

Russ Wittenberg

Capt. Russ Wittenberg


Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force
– Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions.  Retired commercial pilot.  Flew for Pan Am and United Airlines for 35 years.  Aircraft flown: Boeing 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777.  30,000+ total hours flown.  Had previously flown the actual two United Airlines aircraft that were hijacked on 9/11 (Flight 93, which impacted in Pennsylvania, and Flight 175, the second plane to hit the WTC).

  • Video interview 9/11 Ripple Effect 8/07: "I flew the two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175 and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower. I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a so-called terrorist to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft, lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds exceeding it's design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.  And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky.  I couldn't do it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it."  http://americanbuddhist.net


  • Article 7/17/05:  "The government story they handed us about 9/11 is total B.S. plain and simple." … Wittenberg convincingly argued there was absolutely no possibility that Flight 77 could have "descended 7,000 feet in two minutes, all the while performing a steep 280 degree banked turn before crashing into the Pentagon's first floor wall without touching the lawn."… 

    "For a guy to just jump into the cockpit and fly like an ace is impossible - there is not one chance in a thousand," said Wittenberg, recalling that when he made the jump from Boeing 727's to the highly sophisticated computerized characteristics of the 737's through 767's it took him considerable time to feel comfortable flying." http://www.arcticbeacon.com


  • Audio Interview 9/16/04: Regarding Flight 77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon.  "The airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did without going into what they call a high speed stall.  The airplane won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous...

    It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane.  And an airplane that weighs 100 tons all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash and parts after it hits a building.  There was no wreckage from a 757 at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight 77.  We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile." http://911underground.com


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel NelsonCommander Muga, Lt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. Latas, Major RokkeCapt. Davis, Barbara HoneggerApril Gallop, Colonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."

 

 

Daniel Davis

Capt. Daniel Davis


Capt. Daniel Davis, U.S. Army
– Former U.S. Army Air Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director.  Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam.  Also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense Area.  Founder and former CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company (15 years).  Former Senior Manager at General Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division (15 years).  Private pilot.

  • Statement to this website 3/23/07: "As a former General Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or melted in any crash or fire.  Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed.  Where are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon?  If jet powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail assembly, would be there.

    Additionally, in my experience as an officer in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control.  No way!  With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no way all four of them could!

    Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is nearly impossible for even a small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled "terrorists".

    Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a "Conspiracy Theory" does not change the truth.  It seems, "Something is rotten in the State."


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander MugaLt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col. LatasMajor Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, Barbara HoneggerApril Gallop, Colonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "The government conspiracy theory does not hold up to scrutiny. As a professional with over 30 years experience working with gas turbines (jet engines) and fuels - kerosene (jet fuel) does not burn in any open flame hot enough to effect steel - well under 1000 deg F. Also bogus are the explanations regarding why no planes were intercepted. SOP [Standard Operating Procedure] is they are always, always intercepted if they stray off course and/or turn off the transponder like these flights all did. No command decision needed. Has our government ever been untruthful to us?"  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

Alan Sabrosky

Alan N. Sabrosky, PhD


Alan N. Sabrosky, PhD
– Former Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute and holder of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research, U.S. Army War College. A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran with 10 years of service. Graduate of the U.S. Army War College. Teaching and research appointments have included the United States Military Academy, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Middlebury College and Catholic University. While in government service, he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs, lecturing widely on defense and foreign affairs in the United States and abroad. His published work includes thirteen books or monographs and over one hundred forty articles, chapters and book reviews. Author, co-author, or editor of Prisoners of War: Nation States in the Modern Era (1990), The Recourse to War: An Appraisal of the "Weinberger Doctrine" (1988), Alliances in U.S. Foreign Policy (1988), The Strategic Dimension of Military Manpower (1987), Polarity and War: The Changing Structure of International Conflict (1985), Great Power Games: The Sino American Power Transition (1982).
  • Essay "Treason, Betrayal and Deceit: 9/11 and Beyond" 9/10/09:

    "The official 9/11 Commission's work and report were at best an incomplete exercise. Many people dismiss the findings of the Commission, and that includes its co-chairs [ Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton ]. Many others who utterly distrust the 9/11 Commission report, dismiss the US Government’s explanation of it, and point to both an official cover-up and an “inside job,” include veteran fighter pilots, EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians), air defense experts, experienced commercial pilots, demolition experts, architects and civil engineers – none of them professions that inherently attract and retain the gullible and credulous.

    Several things are very clear to me from a careful assessment of both official and critical evaluations of the 9/11 attacks. First, the striking aircraft alone simply could not have brought down either of the two buildings in the manner in which they fell, much less a third building which was not hit by a plane (I expect the one intended to do that as a "cover" had ended up in that Pennsylvania field), given the available physical evidence and a wealth of expert testimony. This means the attackers had assistance on the ground, and it had to have been active before the attacks occurred: preparing buildings for controlled demolition is not something done haphazardly in the midst of chaos.

    Second, only two intelligence agencies had the expertise, assets, access and political protection to execute 9/11 in the air and on the ground: our CIA and Israel's Mossad. Only one had the incentive, using the “who benefits” principle: Mossad. And that incentive dovetailed perfectly with the neo-con’s agenda and explicitly expressed need for a catalytic event to mobilize the American public for their wars, using American military power to destroy Israel’s enemies. Only the unexpected strength of the Iraqi resistance kept Syria and Iran from being attacked in the second Bush Administration. Thus, the evidential trail for 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq run from PNAC, AIPAC and their cohorts; through the mostly Jewish neo-cons in the Bush Administration; and back to the Israeli government. None of the denials and political machinations can alter that essential reality. Terms such as treason, betrayal and deceit do not overstate the case against them.

    Finally, we need to take a hard look at why the mainstream media (MSM) have paid more attention to Sarah Palin’s wardrobe than they have to dissecting blatant falsehoods, discrepancies and inconsistencies in the US Government’s treatment of 9/11 and its aftermath. And the reason is that on this issue, all are on the same side, and the official line is the one they all prefer – “all” meaning the PNAC alumni who took over the Bush Administration’s national security apparatus and their counterparts in the Obama administration, AIPAC and the rest of the numerous Jewish PACs, the MSM owners and Israel." http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23460.htm

 

 

Barbara Honegger

Barbara Honegger, MS


Barbara Honegger, MS
– Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School, the Department of Defense's advanced science, technology and national security affairs university (1995 - present).  Graduate of the Naval War College master's program in National Security Decision Making (2001).  Former White House Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Assistant to President Ronald Reagan (1981 - 1983).

Former Director of the Attorney General's Anti-Discrimination Law Review, U.S. Department of Justice (1982 - 1983).   Author of the pioneering Irangate expose October Surprise (1989).  Author of the chapter "The Pentagon Attack Papers" included in The Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11 and the Loss of Liberty by Jim Marrs (2006).
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Contributing author to The Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11 and the Loss of Liberty 9/6/06:  "The US military, not al Qaeda, had the sustained access weeks before 9/11 to also plant controlled demolition charges throughout the superstructures of WTC 1 and WTC 2, and in WTC 7, which brought down all three buildings on 9/11. ...

    A US military plane, not one piloted by al Qaeda, performed the highly skilled, high−speed 280−degree dive towards the Pentagon that Air Traffic Controllers on 9/11 were sure was a military plane as they watched it on their screens. Only a military aircraft, not a civilian plane flown by al Qaeda, would have given off the "Friendly" signal needed to disable the Pentagon’s anti−aircraft missile batteries as it approached the building.

    Only the US military, not al Qaeda, had the ability to break all of its Standard Operating Procedures to paralyze its own emergency response system." http://physics911.net/pdf/honegger.pdf


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Commander MugaLt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col. LatasMajor Rokke, Capt. WittenbergCapt. Davis, April Gallop, Colonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.

 

 

John Newman

Major John M. Newman, PhD


Major John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret)
– Former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency. Former military attaché in China. 21-year career in U.S. Army Intelligence. Currently, professor of history and international relations at the University of Maryland.

  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05: "It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11, which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

    The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

    The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

    Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the 9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the 9/11 paymaster." http://www.vt911.org


  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the 9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Senator Bob Graham, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, William Bergman, and Michael Meacher.

 

 

Scott Ritter

Major Scott Ritter


Major Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps
– Former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer and Chief Weapons Inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998.

  • Video 1/19/08:  Regarding the events of 9/11  "You articulated the one argument that I support whole-heartedly, which is the absolute requirement to find out what happened; that the 9/11 Commission's Report is inadequate to the task.  And that until they answer all the questions, you will leave open, at least in the mind of certain individuals, the possibility of collusion, the possibility of conspiracy ...

    We have an absolute requirement to know what happened on 9/11.  And no stone should be left unturned.  And the 9/11 Commission Report was not up to the task.  And there must be a re-opening of the investigation, so that we the people of the United States know what occurred on that horrific day.

    And that way it lays to rest all conspiracies. We'll find out what happened.  Did Bush and Cheney plan the demise of the building?  Was this a terrorist attack by Al Qaida?  Or was it something in between?  We frankly don't know because the body of data is incomplete.  So, let's find the body of data and let's not rush to judgment. ...

    Let's admit that we didn't get a good report.  Let's go out there and get the best report possible.  And let's get to the truth so we know exactly what happened, so we're not speculating."  http://www.youtube.com


  • Video 7/22/06: "I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to the 9/11 case." http://video.go

 

 

Glenn MacDonald

Major Glenn MacDonald


Major Glenn MacDonald, U.S. Army Reserve (ret)
– Former U.S. Army combat correspondent in Vietnam, 1966 - 1969.  Former ABC and UPI News Correspondent.  Former Military Historian, U.S. Army War College.  Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of MilitaryCorruption.com.
  • Video interview 9/11 Ripple Effect 8/07: Regarding the apparent additional equipment on the underside of Flight 175, the second plane to impact the Twin Towers.

    "One of the things that jumped out at me when I looked at the footage of the video of Flight 175 as it went into the World Trade Center is it appeared to me that there was something on the underfuselage of that aircraft that did not belong there, at least not with a commercial airliner.

    Now, I'll tell you where I have seen attachments that look like that -- on military aircraft.  So the question we have to answer now is, 'Was that the commercial airliner that hit the World Trade Center or possibly was it an aircraft that looked very similar but was a military-type airplane?' ..."  at 10:05 of the video

    "Well, the pod could have been a number of things.  It could have been even a missile attached.  It could have been some kind of explosive attached.  But whatever it was,
    it didn't belong there in a commercial flight ... "  at 13:59 of the video

    "The most valuable commodity to a newsman is his credibility and I don't take lightly investigating what happened on 9/11 because it could end up being one of the biggest crimes ever perpetrated in American history."  at 1:10:58 of the video at http://www.911rippleeffect.com


  • Website:  http://www.militarycorruption.com/

 

 

Gregory Zeigler

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD


Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, U.S. Army
– Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer

  • Statement to this website 9/19/06: "I knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was false. ... [A]nomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories], and WTC 7, the lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon ... Link to full statement     [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.]


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

Eric May

Capt. Eric H. May


Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret)
– Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer. Former inspector and interpreter for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team.

  • Essay 9/11 and Non-investigation: "As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.  In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

    Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

    A)  passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

    B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government, starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the Middle East ..."  http://mujca.com/captain.htm


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article

 

 

Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen


Wayne Madsen
– Former U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer, specialist in electronic surveillance and security.  Formerly assigned to the National Security Agency and the State Department.  Currently, investigative journalist, nationally distributed columnist, and author.  Senior Fellow, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-partisan privacy public advocacy group in Washington, DC.  Frequent media commentator on terrorism and security matters.  Author of Overthrow a Fascist Regime on $15 a Day (2008), Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates (2006), Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999 (1999), The Handbook of Personal Data Protection (1992).  Co-author of America's Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II (2006).
  • Speech 11/11/06 : "After five years of talking to many individuals in the intelligence community, in the military, foreign intelligence agencies, and a whole host of other people, people from the air traffic control community, the FAA, I came to the conclusion that after five years what we saw happen on that morning of September 11, 2001, was the result of a highly-compartmentalized covert operation to bring about a fascist coup in this country. ...

    These people need to be brought to justice, if not by our own Congress, then by an international tribunal in the Hague, in the Netherlands.  Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld, Cheney should be sitting in the same dockets where Milosevic and the Croatia-Serbia war criminals sat." http://video.google.com


  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor: "David Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor belongs on the book shelves of all those who, in any way, doubt the veracity of the accounts presented to the public by the Bush administration concerning the worst terrorist attack in America's history. The facts presented in this book are disturbing — and they should be. Griffin's book goes a long way in answering the age-old question inherent in American political scandals: What did the President know, and when did he know it?" http://www.interlinkbooks.com


  • Bio: http://www.waynemadsenreport.com

 

 

James Compton

Commander James R. Compton


Commander James R. Compton, III, U.S. Navy (ret)
– FAA certified commercial airplane and helicopter pilot
  • Endorsement of National Security Alert, a video documentary by Citizens Investigation Team. The 81-minute documentary contains first-person interviews with dozens of eyewitnesses to the event at the Pentagon on 9/11 that contradict the official account of 9/11 and provide evidence establishing that the plane that was seen flying low over Arlington on 9/11/01 did not in fact hit the Pentagon.

    "Citizen Investigation Team did an outstanding job of finding witnesses and putting the facts together.  It's the best reporting I've seen in a long, long time.  This video is a must see for every citizen in our country." http://www.citizeninvestigationteam.com/praise.html

 

 

Anthony Shaffer

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer


Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve (ret)
– Former Chief of the Army’s Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts. A former member of the Able Danger data mining program that targeted Al Qaeda’s global structure.  Former Commander of Special Troops Battalion, 9th Theater Support Command. Awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. Fellow, Center for Advanced Defense Studies.  23-year military intelligence career.

  • Personal endorsement of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative:

    "I endorse the NYC CAN campaign and support the need for a new, independent, investigation of the events and failures that lead up to the 9/11 attacks.

    The original 9/11 Commission inquiry became an exercise in bureaucratic ass-covering and obfuscation of accountability.

    I had no intention of joining the ranks of “whistle blowers”. In 2003, when I made my disclosure to the 9/11 commission regarding the existence of a pre 9/11 offensive counter-terrorism operation that had discovered several of the 9/11 terrorists a full year before the 9/11 attacks my intention was to simply tell the truth, and fulfill my oath of office.

    Unfortunately, this was a minority view.

    Instead of supporting the search for the truth, members of the Bush/Rumsfeld Department of Defense did everything within their power to destroy my 20 year career as a clandestine intelligence operative simply to try to discredit me and my disclosure.

    In 2006 I testified before Congress on the pre-9/11 issues regarding the systemic failures I was personally aware of – in both open and closed sessions – and yet nothing was ever done to correct these problems.

    The families and victims of the 9/11 attacks are owed a real accounting of why their government failed them. We all deserve answers.

    The full accounting has never been made. This accounting is long overdue. I hope the NYC CAN effort will result in a real, detailed, independent investigation that will reveal the full truth – whatever that truth may be." http://www.opednews.com


  • Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee 2/15/06: Regarding the Able Danger project -  "... basic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11 terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in advance of the attacks. ...

    After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the 9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a "preconceived" conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11 Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent, groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were "urban legend". http://www.abledan


  • Interview Fox News 8/24/05: "Why did this operation, which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were attacked?  I can't answer that, either.  I can tell you I was ordered out of the operation directly by a two-star general.  But I don't know what the bigger picture was of why you'd want to stop an operation going after the very target who attacked us, in advance, why you'd want to turn it off." at 3:00 into the video at http://video.google.com


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott , Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.


  • Bio: http://www.c4ads.org/anthony.shaffer

 

 

Scott Phillpott

Capt. Scott J. Phillpott


Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S. Navy
– Former head of the Able Danger data mining program that targeted Al Qaeda’s global structure.  Former Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf. Former Commanding Officer of the frigate USS Estocin. Former Commanding Officer of the coastal patrol ship USS Typhoon.  U.S. Naval Academy graduate.  Awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.  23 years of Navy service.

  • Fox News Article 8/23/05: "I will not discuss this outside of my chain of command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in January/February 2000."  http://www.foxnews.com


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.


  • Bio: http://www.bcnavyleague.org  (page 5)

 

 

Erik Kleinsmith

Major Erik Kleinsmith


Major Erik Kleinsmith, U.S. Army
– Former Chief of Intelligence, Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA).  Awarded Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. 14-year Army career.  Currently Project Manager for Intelligence Analytical Training, Lockheed Martin Company.

  • Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee 9/21/05: "Mr. KLEINSMITH: From March 1999 until February of 2001, I was an active duty Army Major and the Chief of Intelligence of the Land Information Warfare Activity. ...

    In December of 1999, we were approached by U.S. Special Operations Command to support Able Danger. ... In the months that followed, we were able to collect an immense amount of data for analysis that allowed us to map Al Qaeda as a worldwide threat with a surprisingly significant presence within the United States.

    In approximately April of 2000, from my recollections, our support to Able Danger became severely restricted and ultimately shut down due to intelligence oversight concerns. ... I, along with one of my analysts, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Terri Stephens, were forced to destroy all data, charts, and other analytical products that we had not already passed on to SOCOM-related Able Danger. ...

    Chairman Arlen SPECTER: Are you in a position to evaluate the credibility of Captain Phillpott, Colonel Shaffer, Mr. Westphal, Ms. Preisser, or Mr. J.D. Smith, as to their credibility when they say they saw Mohammed Atta on the chart?

    Mr. KLEINSMITH: Yes, sir. I believe them implicitly from the time that I had worked with all of them, and everyone you had mentioned was part and I had contact with during this time. I cannot—

    Chairman SPECTER: You had contact with all of them?

    Mr. KLEINSMITH: Yes, sir. I cannot corroborate them completely and say that, yes, they saw it, because I myself do not remember seeing either a picture or his name on any charts, but I believe them implicitly. When they say they do, I believe them." http://judiciary.senate.gov


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com.  See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, and James D. Smith.]

 

 

James Smith

James D. Smith


James D. Smith
– Former Able Danger Program Manager for Orion Scientific Systems, a Department of Defense contractor.  Previously at Orion, managed and performed criminal intelligence support activities within the Gulf States Initiative (GSI) Program – a joint federal (U.S. Army and National Guard) and multi-state project (Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi).

  • Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee 2/15/06: Regarding the Able Danger data mining program.

    Mr. SMITH: "I have recollection of a visual chart that identified associations of known terrorist Omar Abdul Rahman, within the New York City geographic area and the name of that particular chart escapes me, but it was -- we called the Brooklyn Cell.

    Mohammed Atta's picture, an association of Rahman, was on the chart. ... Several of these charts addressing multiple topics were retained by me and turned over to Representative Curt Weldon. ... I have direct recollection of the chart because I had a copy up until 2004. ...

    At the time, after 9/11 when the pictures were released in newspapers and I did the compare on the chart, when I saw his picture there, I was extremely elated and, to anyone that would listen to me, I showed them the chart that was in my possession.

    Rep. Curt WELDON: Mr. Smith, one of the [9/11] commissioners stated publicly after the story ran in the New York Times, that you couldn't have had the photograph, because he didn't have a driver's license. Would you comment on where you got the photograph from?

    Mr. SMITH: We were getting the information from Arab sources through Los Angeles. We were able to get a lot of inside Arabic information. ...

    Rep. WELDON: Did anyone from the 9/11 Commission staff ever talk to you, Mr. Smith?

    Mr. SMITH: No, sir. ...

    Rep. WELDON: How sure are you that it was Mohammed Atta's name and picture?

    Mr. SMITH: I'm absolutely certain. I used to look at it every morning.

    Rep. WELDON: You looked at it every morning. So it wasn't a one time deal?

    Mr. SMITH: No, sir.

    Rep. WELDON: And was that the chart you think that was given to me that I gave to the White House?

    Mr. SMITH: Yes, sir. It was." http://www.floppingaces.net/wp-content/hearing.pdf


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Lt. Col. Anthony ShafferCaptain Scott J. Phillpott, and Major Erik Kleinsmith.

 

 

David Hunt

Col. David Hunt, MA


Col. David Hunt, MA, U.S. Army (ret)
– Expert in Special Operations, Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Operations.  Most recently, served as Tactical Advisor in Bosnia where he facilitated all national intelligence matters for the Commander in Chief.  Coordinated a $350,000,000 national security program for the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency in 1997.  29-year Army career.  Currently author and media commentator on terrorism and military operations.  Author of On the Hunt: How to Wake Up Washington and Win the War on Terror (2007), They Just Don't Get It: How Washington Is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do About It (2006).
  • Interview Fox News 2/15/06:
    Interviewer:  We had Congressman Weldon on a couple days ago.  Able Danger is not going away.

    Col. Hunt:  No and it shouldn't.  This is about very, very good guys; six to ten; both military and civilian; Lieutenant Colonels and Navy Captains; O-6's; who did data mining and discovered some very interesting information. Oh, by the way, the program should be running now.  It was completely successful. 

    They went to the government and the government didn't want to talk to them.  And they went to the 9/11 Commission and they didn't want to talk to them.  Now they're testifying again.  And there's some amazing stuff coming out of this.  And with the war on terror, we need the Able Danger's and we don't need the government going after its own agents, which is what they did here.

    Interviewer:  But it seems there's some debate on Capital Hill regarding Able Danger about whether or not U.S. officials knew about Mohammed Atta before September 11th or if they didn't.

    Col. Hunt:  What's being talked about in the Congressional Record -- It's part of the Congressional Record.  Open.  Open. -- is that the White House was -- Libby was briefed and Hadley were briefed in 2001.  A lot of people knew about Atta.  These guys have it on the record. http://www.mediavsn.com
    [Editor's note: Scooter Libby was Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney 2001 - 2005.  In 2007 he was convicted of four felony counts related to perjury and obstruction of justice.  Stephen Hadley was appointed National Security Advisor on 1/26/05.  He served as Deputy National Security Advisor 2001 - 2004.]


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott , Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.


  • Bio: http://premierespeakers.com/david_hunt

 

 

 

 

Col. James R. Uhl, MD
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Col. James R. Uhl, MD, MC, U.S. Army (ret)
Retired U.S. Army Physician.  Served in several theaters of operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.  Former Member, Certification in Military Medicine Working Group.  38-year Army career.
  • Statement to this website 9/20/07: "There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001.  The 9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce.  There is evidence that US Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably implicated in the events of 9/11.

    A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and ridiculed by the media and by our Government.  Why did WTC 7 collapse?  It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought down by explosives.  How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and time to plant bombs in a top secret installation?  Why did the 9/11 Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?

    The more one studies the evidence, the more apparent it becomes that our Nation, our Bill of Rights, and our Constitution are in grave danger!" 


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

Lt. Col. Debra B. Simmons, MD
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Lt. Col. Debra B. Simmons, MD, U.S. Army (ret) – Retired U.S. Army Physician
  • Personal statement:

    "I am a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. I have only recently started researching 9/11 and want to help with endeavors to spread the truth." http://www.meetup.com/members/4780517/


  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

 

 

Lt. Col. David Gapp
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Lt. Col. David Gapp, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Retired Pilot and Qualified Aircraft Accident Investigator.  Served as President, Aircraft Accident Board. Military aircraft flown: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Cessna T-37 Dragonfly "Tweet", Northrup T-38 Talon.  3,000+ total hours flown.  31 years of U.S. Air Force service.  One year as commercial pilot for Continental Airlines. Commercial aircraft flown: ATR-42.
  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

 

 

 

 

Commander Dennis Henry,
BS CE, PE

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Commander Dennis Henry, U.S. Navy Reserve (ret), BS CE, PE – Retired from U.S. Navy Reserve, Civil Engineering Corps after 20 years of service.  Retired Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Missouri.  34 years of service as a City Engineer, designing bridges, roadways, storm, sanitary sewers, and traffic signals.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "Being a civil engineer and understanding the laws of physics, I know that a building cannot fall at free fall speed without the floors already falling also giving no resistance.  I wish our Congressmen were as smart, and also showed some backbone and got a truly independent investigation going.  Also, this 911 truth movement has shown to me that our press is as every bit controlled and spits out as much propaganda as I thought Pravda did for the old Soviet Union.  My eyes have been awakened to many things, and I have come to learn that we do not live in as free a country as I thought we did, and with the passage of the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, it has become even less so."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

 

Col. Michael Harley
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Col. Michael Harley, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Retired Chief of Standardization of a Strategic Air Command Wing equipped with Boeing B-52 bombers, Boeing RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers.  Command pilot and U.S. Air Force accident investigator.  6,000+ total hours flown.  Aircraft flown: Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber, Lockheed C130A, B, E,& prototype H Hercules, K-135 Stratotanker, DeHavilland U6 Beaver, Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, Cessna T-37 Dragonfly "Tweet", Northrup T-38 Talon, North American T-39 Sabreliner, Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter.  26 years commissioned officer and 34 total years of U.S. Air Force service.  Former Instructor, Accident Investigation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Management analyst and IG.  Simulator instructor.  Instructor Pilot and Standardization Evaluation Pilot.  Civilian aircraft flown: Cessna 177, Beechcraft Twin Bonanza, Piper Cherokee-6.  Newspaper columnist and freelance writer.
  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

 

 

Col. Thomas W. Mcguire, Jr.
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Col. Thomas W. Mcguire, Jr., U.S. Air Force (ret) Retired U.S. Air Force Command Fighter Pilot. Flew 100 missions over North Vietnam in McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantoms, leading 31 missions over Hanoi area known as Route Pack Six. Aircraft flown: Lockheed F-80 (P-80) Shooting Star, Republic F-84G & F Thunderjet, F-105 Thunderchief; North American F-100 Super Sabre, T-39 Sabreliner; McDonnell F-101 Voodoo; McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. 4,000+ total hours flown. 27 years U.S. Air Force service.
  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

 

 

 

 

Col. Norman M. Bradley, BA,
MS Ed
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Col. Norman M. Bradley, BA, MS Ed, U.S. Army (ret) – Professional educator.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "Read the book "102 minutes" as well as, "The 9/11 Commission Report". I have also read numerous blogs that, if half were true, would be deeply unsettling as to the circumstances that served as a prelude to the catastrophe. In my opinion there are many unresolved issues that need further exploration."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Col. Robert Reid
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Col. Robert Reid, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Retired pilot and air traffic controller
  • Member: Veterans For 9/11 Truth  Association statement:

    "Our mission, simply put, is to save the United States of America and to defend it from all enemies, foreign and domestic. To that end, we seek to restore true values, integrity, honesty, and leadership in government at the local, state and national level. We are opposed to tyranny and corruption. We seek to move this Nation from a state of perpetual warfare to a state of prolonged peace and prosperity.

    In pursuit of our mission we have initially chosen to present evidence exposing the deception and lies that many in the military/intelligence/industrial/media establishment have been telling Americans and the world since September 11, 2001 concerning the events of that tragic day. Our mission includes seeking, discovering, and presenting evidence revealing the truth about the events of 9/11."  http://www.v911t.org

 

 

 

 

Capt. Stephen M. Gann, PhD
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Capt. Stephen M. Gann, PhD, U.S. Navy Reserve (ret) – Analytical Chemist. Former Licensed Professional Engineer with 18 years experience as a nuclear chemist. Currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Arkansas Tech University.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "Having witnessed the collapse of the second tower on television, I noticed brilliant white flashes on the lower floors immediately before collapse. Why was that? Why was that film clip never seen on TV again?

    During clean up at site zero, there was radioactivity detected, radionuclides that could only be present from a fission event. But due to the general public lack of understanding of nuclear "stuff", this was passed off as a result of the intense heat of the fire, a scientifically impossible scenario. I would, as a nuclear chemist, like for this particular anomaly to be properly explained."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Lt. Col. Stephen L. Butler, EdD
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Lt. Col. Stephen L. Butler, EdD, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the Defense Language Institute.  Served as a B-52 Radar Navigator in the Gulf War.  24-year Air Force career.

 

 

 

 

Major Jon I. Fox
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Major Jon I. Fox, U.S. Marine Corps
– Former Marine Corps fighter pilot, including interceptor pilot.  Retired commercial airline pilot, Continental Airlines.  Aircraft flown: Boeing 727, McDonnell Douglas DC-10, LearJet.  35-year commercial aviation career.
  • Statement to this website 6/3/08:

    "Recent research proves that explosives were used at the World Trade Center.  Flight paths and maneuvers of the aircraft involved at the Pentagon and Shanksville do not match NTSB released flight data recordings.  Shouldn't there be a criminal investigation before more lives and trillions of dollars are wasted?"


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on 9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying.  I then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from the "official spokesmen".  Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering force."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

 

Major Albert M. Meyer, MHA
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Major Albert M. Meyer, MHA, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– 23 years Air Force active service with duty stations in the continental U.S. and also 3 years in Europe and 1 year in Vietnam. Masters in Hospital Administration.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I have always thought that there was something more to the collapse of these buildings other than aircraft."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

 

Lt. Cdr. Bernard J. Smith
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Lt. Cdr. Bernard J. Smith, U.S. Nay (ret)
– Retired carrier Naval Aviator and former aircraft accident investigator.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "From my several years experience as an aircraft accident investigator for the U.S.Navy, I am appalled at the basic principles of investigation being ignored; ie, premature destruction of evidence, reliable eye witness accounts ignored, etc. To allow the official version to be the final word in this planned event, as is evident from the AE9/11 investigation, would be a major disservice to the victims and the nation."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

 

Maj. George M. Kesselring
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Maj. George M. Kesselring, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Retired Pilot. 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Aircraft flown: Boeing B17G bomber. World War II veteran. 22 year Air Force career.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

 

 

Major Jon Bjornson, MD
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Major Jon Bjornson, MD – Former Major, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Vietnam Veteran, 7 years of service. Retired Psychiatrist. Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College.
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06:

    "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

 

 

Major Reginald Shinn
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Major Reginald Shinn, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Retired officer. Served as Bombardier - Navigator in Boeing B-25's, 41st Bombardment Group, Seventh Air Force, World War II. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
  • Narrator Let Me Know When You See Fire video 3/4/10:

    The 10-minute documentary plays the final 8 minutes of radio communication of firefighters in the World Trade Center 2 building (South Tower) prior to its demolition.

    Major Shinn's concluding narration: "The South Tower collapsed suddenly at 9:59 am. By the evidence of these emergency communications, it is apparent that the supposed jet fuel office fires said to have destroyed the 110 stories of structural steel was somehow insufficient to avert these rescue operations.

    Something doesn't add up. Either there were emergency teams operating in the building or there was a tremendous inferno of sustained temperature as required to obliterate the strength of steel.

    The two possibilities are mutually exclusive. If you can understand the significance of this elementary evidence, it is now your responsibility to get involved.

    Become active in the pursuit of justice.

    Join our expanding world wide movement to call for a new investigation.
    http://www.youtube.com
U.S. GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCHERS

 

 

David Griscom

David L. Griscom, PhD


David L. Griscom, PhD
– Research physicist, retired in 2001 from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, after 33 years service.  Fellow of the American Physical Society.  Fulbright-García Robles Fellow at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City (1997).  Visiting professorships of research at the Universities of Paris and Saint-Etienne, France, and Tokyo Institute of Technology (2000 - 2003).  Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona (2004 - 2005).  Winner of the 1993 N. F. Mott Award sponsored by the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, the 1995 Otto Schott Award offered by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Germany), a 1996 Outstanding Graduate School Alumnus Award at Brown University, and the 1997 Sigma Xi Pure Science Award at NRL. Principal author of 109 of his 185 published works, a body of work which is highly cited by his peers.  Officially credited with largest number of papers (5) by any author on list of 100 most cited articles authored at NRL between 1973 and 1988.
  • Personal blog 1/5/07: "David Ray Griffin has web-published a splendid, highly footnoted account of The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True:  This scholarly work, rich in eyewitness accounts, includes 11 separate pieces of evidence that the World Trade Center towers 1, 2 [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories], and 7 were brought down by explosives.  [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.]

    ... I implore my fellow physicists and engineers who may have the time, expertise, and (ideally) supercomputer access to get to work on the physics of the World Trade Center collapses and publish their findings in refereed journals like, say, the Journal of Applied Physics.

    The issue of knowing who was really behind the 9/11 attacks is of paramount importance to the future of our country, because the "official" assumption that it was the work of 19 Arab amateurs (1) does not match the available facts and (2) has led directly to the deplorable Patriot Act, the illegal Iraq war, NSA spying on ordinary Americans, repudiation of the Geneva Conventions, and the repeal of habeas corpus (a fundamental point of law that has been with us since the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215).

    Surely these Orwellian consequences of public ignorance constitute more than sufficient motivation for any patriotic American physicist or engineer to join the search for 9/11 Truth!" http://impactglassman


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Bio: http://www.impactglassresearchinternational.com/index.html

 

 

Dwain Deets

Dwain Deets, MS Eng


Dwain Deets, MS Physics, MS Eng
– Former Director, Aerospace Projects, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.  Before this appointment, he served as Director, Research Engineering Division at Dryden.  Recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Award and the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in the Senior Executive Service (1988).  Selected presenter of the Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics, a distinguished speaking engagement sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (1986).  Included in "Who's Who in Science and Engineering" 1993 - 2000.  Former Chairman of the Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers.  Former Member, AIAA Committee on Society and Aerospace Technology.  37 year NASA career.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "The many visual images (massive structural members being hurled horizontally, huge pyroclastic clouds, etc.) leave no doubt in my mind explosives were involved [in the destruction of the World Trade Center]."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Bio: http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov

 

 

 

 

Larry L. Erickson, MS, PhD
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Larry L. Erickson, BS Aeronautical Eng, MS Aeronautical Eng, PhD Eng Mechanics Retired NASA Aerospace Engineer and Research Scientist.  Conducted research in the fields of structural dynamics, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and flutter.  Recipient of NASA's Aerodynamics Division Researcher-of-the-Year Award.  33-year NASA career.  Member, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics.  Instructor, Physics and Aerospace Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1998 - present.  Author and co-author of several scientific papers on aerodynamic analysis.  Contributing author to Applied Computational Aerodynamics (1990).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "Serious technical investigations by experts seem to be lacking from the official explanations."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

 

Lon J. Waters, PhD
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Lon J. Waters, PhD Mathematics
– Former staff member of the Maui High Performance Computing Center, a U.S. Department of Defense funded high performance computing and research facility.  Former staff member of Sandia National Laboratories, a major research facility of the National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy.  Member Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of 9/11 Studies.

  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04: "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

Robert H. Waser, BS ME,
MS ME, PE
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Robert H. Waser, BS ME, MS ME, PE
– Retired Research and Development Engineer, U.S. Naval Ordinance Lab. 33 year career, of which 15 years were as Chief Engineer of the laboratory's wind tunnel complex, which includes the world's largest hypervelocity wind tunnel.  Retired Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Maryland.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "The 'official' 9/11 story seems to violate laws of physics and engineering analysis, specifically with respect to the collapse speed and the temperatures of molten iron.  The only explanation that seems to be in accordance with all observations is controlled demolition."  http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

 

George M. Campbell, PhD
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George M. Campbell, PhD Retired Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, specializing in plutonium chemistry 1963 - 1991. Author and co-author of several journal articles on plutonium chemistry.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "Pictures of collapse are not consistent with a burning building. I believe that someone is covering up the facts for some reason."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.
U.S. INTELLIGENCE SERVICES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

 

Raymond McGovern

Raymond L. McGovern


Raymond L. McGovern
– 27-year CIA veteran. Former Chairman, National Intelligence Estimates (NIE), the consensus reports of all U.S. intelligence agencies. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, NIE's "are the Intelligence Community’s most authoritative written judgments on national security issues." Responsible for preparing and presenting the President’ Daily Brief (PDB) to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and for providing intelligence briefing to their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials.  Upon retirement in 1990, McGovern was awarded the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation Medallion and received a letter of appreciation from then-President George H. W. Bush. Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer.
  • Endorsement of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out:

    "It has long been clear that the Bush-Cheney administration cynically exploited the attacks of 9/11 to promote its imperial designs. But the present volume confronts us with compelling evidence for an even more disturbing conclusion: that the 9/11 attacks were themselves orchestrated by this administration precisely so they could be thus exploited. If this is true, it is not merely the case, as the Downing Street memos show, that the stated reason for attacking Iraq was a lie. It is also the case that the whole 'war on terror' was based on a prior deception. This book hence confronts the American people---indeed the people of the world as a whole---with an issue second to none in importance and urgency. I give this book, which in no way can be dismissed as the ravings of ‘paranoid conspiracy theorists,’ my highest possible recommendation." http://www.interlinkbooks.com


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Video 7/22/06:  "I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up.  The 9/11 report is a joke.  The question is: What’s being covered up?  Is it gross malfeasance, gross negligence, misfeasance? … Now there are a whole bunch of unanswered questions.  And the reason they’re unanswered is because this administration will not answer the questions. … I just want to reassert, what Scott [Ritter, former Major in the U.S. Marines Corps, former Chief Weapons Inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq] said and this is the bottom line for me, just as Hitler in 1933 cynically exploited the burning of the parliament building, the Reichstag, this is exactly what our President did in exploiting 9/11.  The cynical way in which he played on our trauma, used it to justify attacking, making a war of aggression on a country that he knew had nothing to do with 9/11.  That suffices for me, I think Scott is exactly right, that’s certainly an impeachable offense." http://www.youtube.com


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_mcgovern

 

 

William Christison

William Christison


William Christison
(1928 - 2010) – Joined the CIA in 1950, and served on the analysis side of the Agency for 28 years. From the early 1970s he served as National Intelligence Officer (principal adviser to the Director of Central Intelligence on certain areas) for, at various times, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. Before he retired in 1979 he was Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis, a 250-person unit responsible for political analysis of every country and region in the world.

  • Endorsement of Debunking 9/11 Debunking 3/30/07: 

    "David Ray Griffin’s Debunking 9/11 Debunking is a superb compendium of the strong body of evidence showing the official U.S. Government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies.  Tragically, the entire course of U.S. foreign and domestic policies since that date has grown out of these almost certain falsehoods.  This single book could (and should) provide the basis for the United Nations‚ International Court of Justice, or some specially constituted global body (independent of the U.S.) to investigate with highest priority, and publicly report its findings about, the charge that unknown elements within the U.S. Government, and possibly some individuals elsewhere closely allied to the U.S., caused or contributed to causing the events of September 11 to happen."
    http://www.amazon.com


  • Essay Stop Belittling the Theories About September 11  8/14/06:

    "I now think there is persuasive evidence that the events of September did not unfold as the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission would have us believe. …

    An airliner almost certainly did not hit The Pentagon. Hard physical evidence supports this conclusion; among other things, the hole in the Pentagon was considerably smaller than an airliner would create. …

    The North and South Towers of the World Trade Center almost certainly did not collapse and fall to earth because hijacked aircraft hit them.  A plane did not hit Building 7 of the Center, which also collapsed.  All three were most probably destroyed by controlled demolition charges placed in the buildings before 9/11. A substantial volume of evidence shows that typical residues and byproducts from such demolition charges were present in the three buildings after they collapsed. The quality of the research done on this subject is quite impressive." http://www.dissidentvoice.org


  • Article 9/7/06: "David Griffin believes this all was totally an inside job - I've got to say I think that it was too. … I have since decided that....at least some elements in this US government had contributed in some way or other to causing 9/11 to happen or at least allowing it to happen. … The reason that the two towers in New York actually collapsed and fell all the way to the ground was controlled explosions rather than just being hit by two airplanes. … All of the characteristics of these demolitions show that they almost had to have been controlled explosions." http://www.prisonplanet.com


  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."


  • Audio interview 9/29/06: "We very seriously need an entirely new very high level and truly independent investigation of the events of 9/11.  I think you almost have to look at the 9/11 Commission Report as a joke and not a serious piece of analysis at all.  It gave the administration what it wanted to support their official story on what happened on the date of September 11 and that's all they cared about. ... It's a monstrous crime. Absolutely a monstrous crime." http://www.electricpolitics.com


  • Bio: http://www.amalpress.com/

 

 

Melvin Goodman

Melvin A. Goodman, PhD


Melvin A. Goodman, PhD
– Former Division Chief and Senior Analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, CIA,1966 - 1990.  Senior Analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department, 1974 - 1976. Professor of International Security at the National War College 1986 - 2004.  42-year Federal government career, primarily with the CIA, Department of Defense and State Department.  Currently Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and Adjunct Professor of Government at Johns Hopkins University. Author and co-author of several books on international relations, including: Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze, Gorbachev's Retreat: The Third World, and Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives Are Putting the World at Risk.

  • Video of Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05:

    "This is an important examination of a 9/11 Commission that was an historic opportunity that was missed and a 9/11 Commission study that is terribly flawed. ...

    I think the 9/11 Commission has taught me that we need to be extremely rigorous and extremely tenacious in pursuing that truth, because there is a corporate mentality in this country that is working against allowing the truth to surface, even in tragedies, such as the 9/11 tragedy. ...

    I want to talk about the Commission itself, about the flawed process of the Commission and finally about the conflict of interest within the Commission that is extremely important to understand the failure of the Commission. ...

    The most important individual to me, other than a commissioner, was the staff director, Philip Zelikow. His conflicts of interest were so great that you do have to wonder why this individual was appointed to head this important staff of over 80 people.

    He had very strong ties to the George Herbert Walker Bush Administration. Very strong personal and political and policy ties to Condoleeza Rice.

    More importantly, Philip Zelikow was running the case study program at Harvard, which took millions of dollars from the Central Intelligence Agency over a ten year period to write case studies on the CIA to establish a record that was essentially untrue with the facts about the work of the CIA. ...

    The final report is ultimately a coverup.  I don't know how else to describe the final report."

    Video segment 1: http://youtube.com
    Video segment 2: http://youtube.com
    Video segment 3: http://youtube.com
    Transcript: http://www.vt911.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio: http://ciponline.org/biographies

 

 

Michael Scheuer

Michael Scheuer, PhD


Michael Scheuer, PhD
– Former Chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit (aka Alec Station), the Osama bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorism Center 1996 - 1999. Special Adviser to the Chief of the bin Laden unit, September 2001 to November 2004. 22-year CIA career. Currently author, political analyst and media commentator. Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University. Former Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, writing regularly for its online publication Global Terrorism Analysis. Author of Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America (2002, originally published anonymously), Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (2004, originally published anonymously), Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq (2008)
  • Interviewed by Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox News 10/9/10:

    Michael Scheuer:  What the Colonel (Anthony Shaffer, former Chief of the Army’s Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program) is absolutely correct on is that the 9/11 Commission and the Commissioners themselves were just there to whitewash it.  They were blessed with the most brilliant staff you could imagine.  But as Commissioners they were clearly there to not let the American people know what happened before 9/11.

    Judge Napolitano:  Was the 9/11 Commission report a whitewash as Colonel Shaffer says and as one of the 9/11 Commissioners to whom he spoke, and you heard him talk about this person, pretty much agrees?

    Michael Scheuer:  It was a whitewash and a lie from top to bottom, Judge

    Judge Napolitano:  What do you mean "a lie from top to bottom", Michael?

    Michael Scheuer:  Well in my own case, sir, the Agency officers who were involved before 9/11 in chasing bin Laden decided that we could not simply testify under oath without providing supporting documentation. And so all of us, both testified under oath.  I did, I think three times and provided documents.  I provided myself, let me speak just for myself here, Judge,  I provided a three inch binder with over 400 pages of documentation -- not my notes, but official government documents about the failures before 9/11.  I never heard one word back from Zelikow.  And I approached Zelikow. He asked me for the notebook.  I told him it was available. He asked me for it and he never got in touch to talk about one page of material.

    Judge Napolitano:  You obviously know what was in the loose leaf and I know you read the 9/11 Commission report.  Did anything from the loose leaf make its way into the final report?

    Michael Scheuer:  ... Not the important stuff.  The important stuff did not. ...
    At 11:25 of the video at http://www.youtube.com


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Scheuer

 

 

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele (Vivas)


Robert David Steele (Vivas)
– U.S. Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer for twenty years.  Also served in the CIA as a clandestine case officer.  Second-ranking civilian (GS-14) in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence from 1988 - 1992 and a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Marine Corps University.   25-year U.S. military and intelligence career.  Currently Founder and CEO of OSS.net and a proponent of Open Source Intelligence.

Author of On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World (2000, Foreword by Senator David Boren (D-OK)),  The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political (2002, Foreword by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)),  Information Operations: All Information, All Languages, All the Time (2005, Foreword by Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT-02)), The Smart Nation Act: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest (2006). Co-author of NATO Open Source Intelligence Handbook (2001).  Co-editor of NATO Open Source Intelligence Reader (2002).  Contributing editor of Peacekeeping Intelligence: Emerging Concepts for the Future (2003, Foreword by Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, UK). 
  • Essay 10/7/06: Review of Webster Tarpley's 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA.  "I am forced to conclude that 9/11 was at a minimum allowed to happen as a pretext for war, and I am forced to conclude that there is sufficient evidence to indict (not necessarily convict) Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and others of a neo-conservative neo-Nazi coup d'etat and kick-off of the clash of civilizations. ...

    This is, without question, the most important modern reference on state-sponsored terrorism, and also the reference that most pointedly suggests that select rogue elements within the US Government, most likely led by Dick Cheney with the assistance of George Tenet, Buzzy Kronguard, and others close to the Wall Street gangs, are the most guilty of state-sponsored terrorism....

    I sit here, a 54-year old, liberally educated, two graduate degrees, war college, a life overseas, 150 IQ or so, the number #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, a former Marine Corps infantry officer, a former CIA clandestine case officer, founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center, and I have to tell anyone who cares to read this: I believe it. I believe it enough to want a full investigation that passes the smell test of the 9/11 families as well as objective outside observers." http://www.amazon.com


  • Article 10/27/06: "While Steele stopped short of saying 9/11 was a complete inside job, he agreed that the evidence points to the overwhelming complicity of the Bush administration.

    "The U.S. government did not properly investigate this and there are more rocks to be turned over," said Steele adding, "I'm absolutely certain that WTC 7 was brought down by controlled demolition and that as far as I'm concerned means that this case has not been properly investigated.  There's no way that building could have come down without controlled demolition." http://www.prisonplanet 


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Bio:http://en.wikipedia.org

 

 

Robert Baer

Robert Baer


Robert Baer
– Former CIA Case Officer, Specialist in the Middle East, Directorate of Operations.  Awarded Career Intelligence Medal.  21-year CIA veteran.  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh wrote that Baer “was considered perhaps the best on-the-ground field officer in the Middle East.”  Best-selling author, screenwriter, and actor.  Academy Award-winning Syriana was based on Baer's memoir See No Evil.  Writer and on-camera presenter for Emmy Award-nominated documentary Cult of the Suicide BomberAuthor of two nonfiction books about CIA operations, See No Evil (2002) and Sleeping with the Devil (2004) and the novel Blow the House Down (2007).

  • Article FBI Documents Contradict 9/11 Commission Report 2/28/08:

    "There are enough discrepancies and unanswered questions in the 9/11 Commission Report that under a friendly administration, the 9/11 investigation should be re-opened." http://rawstory.com


  • Audio Interview Thom Hartmann Show 6/9/06:

    Thom Hartmann:  Are you of the opinion there was an aspect of 'inside job' to 9/11 within the U.S. government?

    Robert Baer:  There is that possibility, the evidence points at it.

    Thom Hartmann:  And why is it not being investigated?

    Robert Baer:  Why isn't the WMD story being investigated?  Why hasn't anybody been held accountable for 9/11?  We held people accountable after Pearl Harbor.  Why has there been no change in command?  Why have there been no political repercussions?  Why has there been no -- any sort of exposure on this?  It really makes you wonder.  http://www.911blog.


  • Essay The Guardian 1/12/02: "Did bin Laden act alone, through his own al-Qaida network, in launching the attacks?  About that I'm far more certain and emphatic: no." http://books.guardian.co


  • Bio: http://www.concertideas.com

 

 

Milton Bearden

Milton Bearden


Milton Bearden
Former CIA Station Chief in Pakistan, Germany, Nigeria, and Sudan.  Served In Pakistan from 1986 to 1989, where he played a role in training the mujahedeen in Afghanistan.  Later served as the director of the Soviet/East European Division during the collapse of the Soviet Union.  He received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Medal of Merit, and the Donovan Award for his CIA service.  He received the Federal Cross of Merit from the President of the German Federal Republic for his service in Germany at the end of the Cold War.  30-year CIA career.  Currently author and commentator on intelligence services and terrorism.
  • Interview with Dan Rather, CBS News 9/12/01:

    Dan Rather:  If the President should come to you and ask you, "What do you think I should do?", what would you tell him?

    Milton Bearden:  ... Focus on finding out who did this thing yesterday and then dealing with it in a way that will not bring yet more troubles to us.  

    Dan Rather:  Well, it's pretty obvious that a judgment is coalescing around the President that it was Osama bin Laden.

    Milton Bearden:  I know we live in a country where we're often told that the first thing that comes to your mind, put it down.  Put the little mark in there.  I feel slightly uncomfortable because I spent so many years wondering how the myth of Osama bin Laden got started.  We have the Osama bin Laden who was the great war hero in Afghanistan.  We have Osama bin Laden who was trained by CIA, funded and supported by CIA during three years of war.  I was there at the same time bin Laden was there.  He was not the great warrior that went and fought the Soviet Union to a standstill.  The CIA had nothing to do with him.  I think that that mythological Osama bin Laden, never mind that he's an absolutely evil man, but the mythological Osama bin Laden causes me trouble.  And I think maybe there is another answer out there.  I'm not certain that I know what it is.

    Dan Rather:  Milt Bearden again, you're one of our most experienced people with long experience in Afghanistan.  What does your gut tell you about who's responsible about these attacks this week?  

    Milton Bearden:  My gut tells me we don't know the answer yet.  My gut tells me that I'm not going to go with the first answer that comes to mind, but there's quite possible something else out there.  Experts will jump on you and say it's Osama bin Laden's MO.  He's the only one that is capable of this type of coordinated attack.  My answer to them is he's the only one you know that's capable of this kind of attack.  This was a tremendously sophisticated operation against the United States; more sophisticated than anybody would ever have ascribed to Osama bin Laden.  I think we need to do a little homework.  We need to appoint a Team B that looks for somebody else.  I'm just not convinced it was bin Laden. ...

    Dan Rather:  There's no question in my mind that you're skeptical that Osama bin Laden, aided and abetted, at least protected by the Taliban, should be the principal target of some large military operation.  If I'm wrong about that, tell me now.

    Milton Bearden:  No, no, no, you're not wrong, Dan.  I'm saying is -- Let me step back one step on this and say, Osama bin Laden is an evil man and he's a component of the terrorism that we're deal with across the board.  All I'm saying is is that I think Osama bin Laden has become the metaphor for the entire problem of terrorism involving Muslims with perceived grievances against the United States.  And  I think it would be wrong to say this is a one size fits all operation and to go after bin Laden because an operation as sophisticated as carried out yesterday was an operation that was concealed from us for months, probably before it took place.  It happened without essentially a hitch, except for one aircraft.  And there's no reason to believe these same people weren't capable of covering their tracks somehow on the way out.  Now I would go so far as to say that this group who was responsible for that, if they didn't have an Osama bin Laden out there, they'd invent one because he's a terrific diversion for the rest of the world.  Could I be wrong?  Of course I could be wrong.  It could be Osama bin Laden.  http://www.911blogger.com

  • PBS Interview 1999.  Rebroadcast on 9/13/01:  Regarding Osama bin Laden

    Milton Bearden:  We've blamed him for every horrible event in our history except the grassy knoll.  And now we have, with I'm not sure what evidence, linked him to all of the terrorist acts of this year -- of this decade, perhaps. ...

    Interviewer:  You're not saying Osama bin Laden is not a terrorist or is not an enemy of the United States?

    Milton Bearden:  Osama bin Laden has chosen to make himself an enemy of the United States. He has issued these disputable fatwahs, these Islamic proclamations, to kill all ... Americans and Jews. Therefore, he's made himself a component, and I think that the United States is absolutely justified in taking out Osama bin Laden.  But to oversimplify it by linking him to every known terrorist act in the last decade is an insult to most Americans.  And it certainly doesn't encourage our allies in this to take us very seriously.  Osama bin Laden is a legitimate target for the United States, period.  But then, to completely reinforce it with all of these insupportable accusations, I think is a disservice and an oversimplification. ...

    Interviewer:  So, really what we're looking at is some fact but a lot of fiction.

    Milton Bearden:  There's a lot of fiction in there.  But we like that.  It's the whole Osama bin Laden mythology.  It's almost part entertainment.  We don't have a national enemy.  We haven't had a national enemy since the evil empire slipped beneath the waves in 1991.  And I think we kind of like this way.  We like this whole international terrorist thing oddly enough at a time when it probably is changing its character dramatically." http://www.pbs.org


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Bearden

 

 

William Sloane Coffin

Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.


Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(1924 - 2006) – Captain, U.S. Army Intelligence, World War II. CIA Case Officer, 1950 - 1953. He grew increasingly disillusioned with the role of the CIA and the United States due to events including the CIA's involvement in overthrowing Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh of Iran in 1953, followed by the CIA's orchestration of the coup that removed President Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954. He was terribly dismayed when he learned in 1964 of the history of French and U.S. involvement in South Vietnam and how it differed from what the U.S. government public position was, especially regarding broken promises to hold a referendum in the south about unification with North Vietnam. He was in early opposition to the Vietnam War and became famous for his anti-war activities and his civil rights activism.

Ordained Presbyterian minister. Chaplain of Yale University, 1958 - 1975. Senior Minister, Riverside Church, New York City, 1978 - 1987. President emeritus of SANE/FREEZE: Campaign for Global Security. Stephen Edward Scarff Memorial Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, Lawrence University 1995 - 1997.

Author of The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Vol 1 & 2 (2008), A Passion for the Possible (2007), Letters to a Young Doubter (2005), Credo (2003), The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality (1999), Living the Truth in a World of Illusions (1985), The Courage to Love (1982), Once to Every Man: A Memoir autobiography (1977), Civil Disobedience: Aid or Hindrance to Justice (1972 with Morris Leibman).

  • Article William Sloane Coffin Can Rest in Peace by Kevin Barrett:

    "William Sloane Coffin spoke out for 9/11 truth before he died. ...

    William Sloane Coffin will surely rest in peace. During his remarkable lifetime, Coffin took on the greatest evils of his society—racism and imperialist war—and waged an all-out spiritual battle against them. He rode with the Freedom Riders protesting segregation, led a campaign of civil disobedience against the Vietnam War, headed the SANE-Freeze campaign against nuclear weapons, and—in what may one day be viewed as the capstone to his career—spoke out for 9/11 truth shortly before his death.

    Here is William Sloane Coffin’s final statement:

    'Professor David Ray Griffin is a retired theologian with a well deserved reputation for the thoroughness of his research. Shocked by 9/11 and its subsequent related events, he not only pored over various American articles, but beyond that, investigated English, French, German and other European and Asian interpretations of the same event. The result consists of exceedingly provocative questions with implied answers quite at variance with Washington official accounts! All Americans who love their country enough to dig into the facts of these critical times will be well rewarded by examining Professor Griffin's books, The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.

    9/11 Truth is a very important issue with the power to bring lasting change to our country.'

                         - William Sloane Coffin"

    http://www.mujca.com/williamsloanecoffin.htm


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sloane_Coffin

 

 

Michael Levine

Michael Levine


Michael Levine
– Former Senior DEA investigator.  25-year DEA career.  Former DEA Country Attaché, Argentina and Uruguay (1979 - 1982).  Former DEA Special Operations Officer, worldwide.  Awards include the Octavio Gonzalez Award, given by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officer's Association for the undercover penetration of Roberto Suarez, Bolivian cocaine cartel; at that time, the biggest case in drug war history.  Over twenty other awards from the US Justice and Treasury Departments and from foreign police agencies. Author of several nonfiction books on DEA investigations, including Deep Cover and Big White LieRadio show host and frequent media commentator on intelligence and covert operations.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio: http://www.lawsonline.com/Levine/cv.html

 

 

Coleen Rowley

Coleen Rowley


Coleen Rowley
– Former Special Agent and Minneapolis Division Counsel, FBI.  24-year FBI career.  Agent Rowley was selected one of Time Magazine's three 2002 Persons of the Year for revealing FBI headquarters' efforts to "throw up roadblocks and undermine" FBI field investigations of Al Qaeda operatives in the four weeks prior to 9/11.

  • Memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller 5/21/02: Regarding FBI headquarters (FBIHQ) obstruction of terrorism investigations. "The fact is that key FBIHQ personnel whose job it was to assist and coordinate with field division agents on terrorism investigations and the obtaining and use of FISA searches (and who theoretically were privy to many more sources of intelligence information than field division agents), continued to, almost inexplicably, throw up roadblocks and undermine Minneapolis' by-now desperate efforts to obtain a FISA search warrant, long after the French intelligence service provided its information and probable cause became clear. HQ personnel brought up almost ridiculous questions in their apparent efforts to undermine the probable cause. ...

    When, in a desperate 11th hour measure to bypass the FBIHQ roadblock, the Minneapolis Division undertook to directly notify the CIA's Counter Terrorist Center (CTC), FBIHQ personnel actually chastised the Minneapolis agents for making the direct notification without their approval ...

    I know I shouldn't be flippant about this, but jokes were actually made that the key FBIHQ personnel had to be spies or moles, like Robert Hansen, who were actually working for Osama Bin Laden to have so undercut Minneapolis' effort." http://www.time.com


  • Interview 9/25/05: "And what I did was, I think, I put the first good dent in the blanket defense that for 8 and a half, 9 months, was holding - that 9/11 could not have been prevented.

    ... we were all settling for, ‘9/11 could not have been prevented’, it was ‘hindsight’. Condi Rice, "Well, no one could have ever imagined that someone would fly…" and of course, when she says that, she’s disregarding a whole bunch of things. People are letting her get away with it. She’s disregarding the fact of two or three prior incidents of people trying to fly planes into buildings, attempted takeovers of cockpits…We’re also ignoring the fact that in Minneapolis [FBI office], the acting supervisor, arguing with [FBI] headquarters said, ‘This is a guy [Zacarias Moussaoui] that could fly a plane into the World Trade Center’ on August 22nd!" http://www.nowpubli


  • Editor's note: Despite Agent Rowley's high-profile revelations and intimate knowledge of FBI headquarter's efforts to obstruct investigations of Al Qaeda-related terrorist activities in the four weeks prior to 9/11, the 9/11 Commission never interviewed her.  The 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks." contains no mention of her allegations that FBI headquarters "continued to, almost inexplicably, throw up roadblocks and undermine" FBI field agent counterterrorism efforts.  The Commission Report only obliquely mentions Agent Rowley in a single footnote.  See also Special Agent Robert Wright and Special Agent Harry Samit.


  • Editor's note: Despite the repeated assertions by many senior members of the Bush administration that no one could have ever imagined terrorists flying airplanes into buildings, it had indeed been anticipated and planned for.  Less than one year prior to 9/11, the Pentagon conducted the Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise (Project MASCAL), in which a passenger airplane crashed into the Pentagon killing over 300 individuals.  See the Nov. 3, 2000 article from the US Army website, which has since been removed, but which is still available on the Internet Wayback Machine.  http://web.archive.org


  • Bio: http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/rowley.html

 

 

Robert Wright

Robert G. Wright, Jr.


Robert G. Wright, Jr.
– Special Agent, International Terrorism Unit, FBI.  The only FBI agent to seize terrorist funds (over $1.4 million) from U.S.-based Middle Eastern terrorists using federal civil forfeiture statutes, prior to 9/11. 17-year FBI veteran.
  • Agent Wright's Lawsuit against the FBI, filed 5/9/02: "The FBI's conscious failure to undertake criminal investigations of suspected terrorists in the United States was further shown when managers from the FBI's headquarters (FBIHQ) Counterterrorism Division met with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in Chicago and admitted to SA Wright that no one at FBIHQ reviewed or attempted to link all the reports filed by the FBI field offices regarding terrorist activities in the United States. ...

    Regrettably, the largest obstacles to SA Wright's criminal investigation efforts of the HAMAS enterprise in the United States were the management of the Chicago field office and the FBIHQ Counterterrorism Division in Washington, D.C. ...

    SA Wright's successful investigation, codename Vulgar Betrayal, led to the June 9, 1998 seizure of $1.4 million of funds destined for terrorist activities. ... The seized funds were directly linked to Saudi businessman Yassin Kadi.  On October 12, 2001, Yassin Kadi, aka Yassin al-Qadi, was designated by the U.S. Government as a financial supporter of Osama Bin Laden.  According to a U.S. Government source, Kadi provided $3 million to Bin Laden and his al-Qaida organization." http://www.judicialwatch.org


  • Editor's note: Agent Wright was never called as a witness by the 9/11 Commission, nor is he mentioned in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks" nor the Commission's separate 155-page Monograph on Terrorist Financing:
    • Despite Agent Wright's highly visible and credible criticism of the FBI's handling of investigations of suspected terrorists prior to 9/11,
    • Despite the public controversy caused by the refusal of the FBI to provide his manuscript to the U.S. Congress' Joint Intelligence Committee Investigation of 9/11 (JICI),
    • Despite the fact that he was the only FBI agent to seize terrorist funds (over $1.4 million) from U.S.-based Middle Eastern terrorists using federal civil forfeiture statutes, prior to 9/11, and
    • Despite the fact that one of the people directly connected to the $1.4 million seized by Agent Wright was Yassin al-Qadi, aka Yassin Kadi, who on 10/12/01 was designated by Presidential Executive Order 13224 as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” and financial supporter of Osama bin Laden and had his financial assets frozen in the United States.

    Yassin al-Qadi is also not mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report and is only mentioned obliquely in one footnote in the Commission's separate 155-page Monograph on Terrorist Financing.

    See also Special Agent Coleen Rowley and Special Agent Harry Samit.

  • ABC News Interview 12/9/02:  "In a dramatic interview with ABCNEWS, FBI special agents and partners Robert Wright and John Vincent say they were called off criminal investigations of suspected terrorists tied to the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. U.S. officials say al Qaeda was responsible for the embassy attacks and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.

    "September the 11th is a direct result of the incompetence of the FBI's International Terrorism Unit. No doubt about that. Absolutely no doubt about that," Wright said. "You can't know the things I know and not go public." http://web.archive.org


  • Judicial Watch Press Release 9/11/02:  "The FBI continues to illegally refuse the release of SA Wright’s 500 page manuscript, Fatal Betrayals of the Intelligence Mission, that SA Wright submitted for prepublication review in October 2001.  In fact, the FBI refused to turn the manuscript over to Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Vice Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, charged with investigating the FBI’s intelligence failures." http://www.judicialwatch.org


  • Editor's note: Agent Wright's lawsuit to allow publication of his book is ongoing.  The current status can be found here:  http://www.judicialwatch.org/wrightcase.shtml

 

 

Harry Samit

Harry Samit
(testifying at the Moussaoui trial Source: Agence France-Presse)


Harry Samit
– Special Agent, FBI, assigned to the FBI Field Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Former U.S. Navy pilot and Naval Intelligence Officer. He is most noted for arresting Zacarias Moussaoui on August 16, 2001.
  • Associated Press Article FBI Agent Slams Bosses at Moussaoui Trial 3/20/06:

    The FBI agent [Harry Samit] who arrested Zacarias Moussaoui in August 2001 testified Monday he spent almost four weeks trying to warn U.S. officials about the radical Islamic student pilot but "criminal negligence" by superiors in Washington thwarted a chance to stop the 9/11 attacks. ...

    But Samit told MacMahon he couldn't persuade FBI headquarters or the Justice Department to take his fears seriously. No one from Washington called Samit to say this intelligence altered the picture the agent had been painting since Aug. 18 in a running battle with Maltbie and Maltbie's boss, David Frasca, chief of the radical fundamentalist unit at headquarters. ...

    Under questioning from MacMahon, Samit acknowledged that he had told the Justice Department inspector general that "obstructionism, criminal negligence and careerism" on the part of FBI headquarters officials had prevented him from getting a warrant that would have revealed more about Moussaoui's associates. He said that opposition blocked "a serious opportunity to stop the 9/11 attacks." Article archived at http://www.911truth.org


  • Washington Post Article FBI Was Warned About Moussaoui: 3/21/06:

    "An FBI agent [Harry Samit] who interrogated Zacarias Moussaoui before Sept. 11, 2001, warned his supervisors more than 70 times that Moussaoui was a terrorist and spelled out his suspicions that the al-Qaeda operative was plotting to hijack an airplane, according to federal court testimony yesterday. [Editor's note: All 70 efforts occurred in the 4 weeks before 9/11.]

    Agent Harry Samit told jurors at Moussaoui's death penalty trial that his efforts to secure a warrant to search Moussaoui's belongings were frustrated at every turn by FBI officials he accused of "criminal negligence." Article archived at http://www.911truth.org



  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report does mention differences of opinion within the FBI about obtaining a warrant to investigate the possessions of Zacarias Moussaoui and a few of Agent Samit's efforts to obtain the warrant are mentioned. However, there is no mention that Agent Samit made 70 frantic efforts in the 4 weeks prior to 9/11 to obtain that warrant. Agent Samit is not mentioned by name in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks," however, he is referred to as Harry S. in 3 footnotes. The Commission Report also contains no mention of Agent Samit's allegations of "obstructionism, criminal negligence and careerism" on the part of FBI headquarters officials.  See also Special Agent Colleen Rowley and Special Agent Robert Wright.

 

 

Sibel Edmonds

Sibel D. Edmonds


Sibel D. Edmonds
– Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  Former Language Translation Specialist, performing translations for counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations, FBI.

  • Letter to 9/11 Commission 8/1/04 : "I find your report seriously flawed in its failure to address serious intelligence issues that I am aware of, which have been confirmed, and which as a witness to the commission, I made you aware of. Thus, I must assume that other serious issues that I am not aware of were in the same manner omitted from your report. These omissions cast doubt on the validity of your report and therefore on its conclusions and recommendations." http://www.com


  • Article 7/22/04: "My translations of the 9/11 intercepts included [terrorist] money laundering, detailed and date-specific information ... if they were to do real investigations, we would see several significant high-level criminal prosecutions in this country [the US] ... and believe me, they will do everything to cover this up." http://www.guardian.co.uk


  • Interview The Alex Jones Show 7/24/06:

    Alex Jones:  I'm asking you-- I mean, clearly, where does the evidence point on 9/11?

    Sibel Edmonds:  Well, that is the whole point, Alex. They are not letting out all the evidence. ...



    Alex Jones:  But even if they cut evidence out of reports, we have the clear evidence of Thermite in the buildings, we have clear evidence of C.I.A. insider trading, NORAD standing down, U.S. troops already massed in central Asia, Bush having the launch order two days before to attack Afghanistan.  I mean, Sibel, when you put all that together-- I'm asking you personally-- where does all the evidence point?

    Sibel Edmonds:  The evidence points to a massive government cover-up. ...

    Alex Jones:  Sibel, what I'm asking you is, in your gut, do you think 9/11 to some extent is an inside job?

    Sibel Edmonds:  Well, again, as I am telling you, I'm trying to tell you is, I have all the evidence of cover-up.  Now, who were the people behind this?  And why?  And how?  We don't have a definite answer.  As I said, we can come up with theories, we can come up with speculation, but they do not--I mean, in my opinion, they are not facts.  But also what government has been giving us, again, I don't consider those a total--you know-- total truth or fact either.

    Alex Jones:  Would you be surprised?

    Sibel Edmonds:  No. I wouldn't.

    Alex Jones:  You wouldn't be surprised if elements or criminal elements or private contractors were involved in 9/11?

    Sibel Edmonds:  No, I wouldn't be surprised.

    Alex Jones:  So you wouldn't be surprised like many others, because of the evidence and the cover-up you've seen, if 9/11 was an inside job?

    Sibel Edmonds:  At this point, I'd have to say no, I wouldn't be surprised.

    Alex Jones:  Do you think the evidence is leaning towards that?

    Sibel Edmonds:  Well, again, considering the level of cover-up and the length at which they have gone to gag people and prevent information-- this information from coming out, I would say yes.


  • Bio: http://www.nswbc.org/nswbc_staff.htm

 

 

Bogdan Dzakovic

Bogdan Dzakovic


Bogdan Dzakovic
– Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  14-year Counter-terrorism expert in the Security Division of the Federal Aviation Administration. Team Leader of the FAA's Red (Terrorism) Team, which conducted undercover tests on airport security through simulated terrorist attacks.  Former Team Leader in the Federal Air Marshal program.  Former Coast Guard officer.

  • Video transcript 8/21/05 : Regarding the 9/11 Commission "The best I could say about it is they really botched the job by not really going into the real failures. … At worst, I think the 9/11 Commission Report is treasonous."  http://www.911report.com


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10


  • Bio: http://www.theaviationnation.com

 

 

Steve Elson

Steve Elson


Steve Elson
– Former Special Agent with the U.S. Navy, DEA and FAA. Specialist in Counterterrorism, Intelligence, and Security. Twenty-two years military experience, primarily in Naval Special Warfare and nine years Federal service with the FAA and DEA. Retired Navy SEAL.

  • Article 8/3/04: "A former Navy SEAL and Drug Enforcement Administration rep in South America, Elson is not a timid man. "I'd give the commission a 'D' for investigating the FAA," he declares. ... "The commissioners knew a lot more than they included in the 9/11 report," he says. "They sold out." http://www.secure-skies.org


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10


  • Bio: http://www.nswbc.org/nswbc_staff.htm

 

 

Raymond Ciccolilli

Raymond A. Ciccolilli


Raymond A. Ciccolilli – Former U.S. Sky Marshal and Senior U.S. Customs Inspector.  Retired from U.S. Customs and Border Protection after 33 years.  Worked on almost every enforcement team within U.S. Customs.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I am ashamed that I spent so many years defending the borders only to now know that we are now living the most corrupt time in all of U.S. history.  I had some questions in my mind about all the circumstances involved in 9/11 but it wasn't until I watched this DVD did all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place.  I guess, I, too, was living in denial.  No one wants to believe this, but having witnessed two jet plane crashes in the past, and watching the Trade Center buildings collapse, I know that the facts do not add up.

    After viewing several other documentaries on 9/11, I am now convinced these building were deliberately destroyed.  Someone has to be held accountable."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

Chadwick Brooks

Sgt. Chadwick Brooks

 

 

William Lagasse

Sgt. William Lagasse


Sgt. Chadwick Brooks
and Sgt. William Lagasse – U.S. Pentagon Police Department (Pentagon Force Protection Agency) officers, who were on duty at or near the CITGO gas station on 9/11 and eyewitnesses to the approach of Flight 77 and its alleged impact at the Pentagon.
  • Interviewed by Craig Ranke in the PentaCon video documentary, filmed on 11/7/06:

    Craig Ranke:  Now how sure are you that the plane was to the north, coming from the north side of the Navy Annex--you're saying it was pretty much between the Navy Annex and Arlington cemetery.  How certain are you of that?

    Sgt. Lagasse:  100 percent, I'd bet my life on it. ...

    Craig Ranke:  Is there anything you told me that you think you might have just deduced?

    Sgt. Lagasse:  No, I mean, like I said the things that aren't up for grabs; the plane was there; went into the building.

    Craig Ranke:  The plane was far to the North side of the station. Did not pass over the station.

    Sgt. Lagasse: Yeah, it's not like there was the shadow of a wingtip going over here.  It was far enough out that I could see it because the one thing that made me realize what kind of plane it was; was being able to see both engines, you know, so it wasn't obscured at all. ...

    Craig Ranke:  Sgt. Brooks is going to draw for me on the image, where he saw the plane fly. ... [Sgt. Brooks draws a line on the aerial photo of the Pentagon area.]

    Sgt. Lagasse:  That's damn near perfect from what I saw.  And we've never -- for the record we never talked to each other about this.

    Sgt. Brooks:  Yeah, for the record, we never -- we've never discussed it at all. ...

    Craig Ranke:  So you guys, neither of you guys have really talked about this with each other?  Never in all these five years, and you both independently drew the flight path line pretty much exact.

    Sgt. Lagasse:  I know, I was -- the way this has been going -- who knew what he was going to put down there because he was in a different location.  But it's right there, which makes me feel good about the way I remembered it.

    Craig Ranke:  So you're both pretty much 100% certain that that's what you remember the flight path being?

    Sgt. Brooks:  But from different locations, yes. http://thepentacon.com


  • Editor's note: Sgt. Brooks' and Sgt. Lagasse's eyewitness descriptions of the path taken by Flight 77 as it approached the Pentagon from north of the Naval Annex and CITGO gas station differ significantly from the official account, which claims Flight 77 approached the Pentagon from significantly further south.  The officers' statements are corroborated by the statements of other eyewitnesses recorded in the PentaCon documentary.

    This more northerly flight path is inconsistent with the swath of destruction inside the Pentagon, which runs from the southwest to northeast, as reported in the Pentagon Building Damage Report.  The more northerly flight path is also inconsistent with downing the five light poles, which is attributed to Flight 77 in the official account.

    Sgt. Brooks' and Sgt. Lagasse's eyewitness statements are further corroborated by the analysis of Flight 77's Flight Data Recorder performed by the group, Pilots for 911 Truth, whose members include the former Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, Lt. Col. Robert Bowman.  See the association's one-hour video presentation and press release for more details.

 

 

 

 

William G. Weaver, JD, PhD
No photo available


William G. Weaver, JD, PhD
– Former U.S. Army Signals Intelligence officer.  Currently Director of Academic Programs, Institute for Policy and Economic Development, University of Texas, El Paso, specializing in executive branch secrecy policy, governmental abuse, and law and bureaucracy.  Author, co-author, and editor of several books on law and political theory, including: Presidential Secrecy and the Law (2007), New Perspectives on American Law: An Introduction to Private Law in Politics and Society (1997), Political Science and Feminism: Integration or Transformation? (1997), Pragmatism in Law and Society (1991).

  • Essay 9/5/06: Regarding the 9/11 Commission - "In their responsibility to report all the facts: They either refused to interview all relevant experts and witnesses, or, they censored the reports provided to them by those with direct and first-hand information. Both these acts were selective and intentional. Contrary to their pledge to establish accountability: They refused to hold anyone accountable and lamely justified it by saying, "We don’t want to point a finger at anyone." http://www.nswbc.org


  • Bio: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=21347

 

Edward Costello
Edward J. Costello


John Cole
John M. Cole


David Mark Conrad
Mark Conrad, JD


Rosemary Dew
Rosemary N. Dew


Bogdan Dzakovic
Pictured above


Sibel D. Edmonds
Pictured above


Steve Elson
Pictured above


David Forbes
No photo available


Melvin A. Goodman
Pictured above


Mark Graf
Mark Graf


Gilbert M. Graham
No photo available


Diane Kleiman
Diane Kleiman


Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski
Pictured above


Lynne Larkin
Lynne A. Larkin


David MacMichael
David MacMichael, PhD


Raymond L. McGovern
Pictured above


Theodore J. Pahle
No photo available


Behrooz Sarshar
No photo available


Brian Sullivan
Brian F. Sullivan


Larry J. Tortorich
No photo available


Jane Turner
Jane A. Turner


John Vincent
John B. Vincent


Fred Whitehurst
Fred Whitehurst, JD, PhD


Col. Ann Wright
Pictured above


Matthew J. Zipoli
No photo available

 


Letter to Congress regarding the 9/11 Commission Report 9/13/04, signed by the following 25 military, intelligence, and law enforcement veterans: http://www.nswbc.org


"[W]e the undersigned wish to bring to the attention of the Congress and the people of the United States what we believe are serious shortcomings in the report and its recommendations. …

Omission is one of the major flaws in the Commission’s report.  We are aware of significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the commission by those of us with direct knowledge, but somehow escaped attention. …

The omission of such serious and applicable issues and information by itself renders the report flawed, and casts doubt on the validity of many of its recommendations. ...

The Commission, with its incomplete report of "facts and circumstances", intentional avoidance of assigning accountability, and disregard for the knowledge, expertise and experience of those who actually do the job, has now set about pressuring our Congress and our nation to hastily implement all its recommendations. ...

We the undersigned, who have worked within various government agencies (FBI, CIA, FAA, DIA, Customs) responsible for national security and public safety, call upon you in Congress to include the voices of those with first-hand knowledge and expertise in the important issues at hand.  We stand ready to do our part." http://www.nswbc.org


Edward J. Costello, Jr. – Former Special Agent, Counterterrorism, FBI.  Former Judge pro tem., Los Angeles, CA.


John M. Cole – Former Intelligence Operations Specialist, in the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division.  In charge of FBI’s foreign intelligence investigations covering India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. 18-year FBI career.


Mark Conrad, JD
– Retired Agent in Charge, Internal Affairs, U.S. Customs, responsible for the internal integrity and security for areas encompassing nine states and two foreign locations.  Former Federal Sky Marshall.  27-year U.S. Customs career.  Currently Associate General Counsel, National Association of Federal Agents.  Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Troy University.


Rosemary N. Dew
– Former Supervisory Special Agent, Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence, FBI.  Former member of The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and the Electronic Commerce/Cyber Crime Working Group. 13-year FBI career.


Bogdan Dzakovic
– Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  14-year Counter-terrorism expert in the Security Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.  Team Leader of the FAA's Red (Terrorism) Team, which conducted undercover tests on airport security through simulated terrorist attacks.  Former Team Leader in the Federal Air Marshal program.  Former Coast Guard officer.  (See also individual statement above.)


Sibel D. Edmonds
– Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  Former Language Translation Specialist, performing translations for counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations, FBI.  (See also individual statement above.)


Steve Elson
– Former Special Agent with the U.S. Navy and the FAA. Specialist in Counterterrorism, Intelligence, and Security.  Twenty-two years military experience, primarily in Naval Special Warfare and nine years Federal service with the FAA and DEA.  Retired Navy SEAL. (See also individual statement above.)


David Forbes
– Former head of Thames Valley Police Fraud Squad, trained at New Scotland Yard.  Over 30 years experience in law enforcement, commercial and industrial security-related risk management, and service sector business management.  Currently Aviation, Logistics and Govt. Security Analyst, BoydForbes, Inc.


Melvin A. Goodman
– Former Division Chief and Senior Analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, CIA,1966 - 1990.  Senior Analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department, 1974 - 1976.  Professor of International Security at the National War College 1986 - 2004.  Currently Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author and co-author of five books on international relations. (See also individual statement above.)


Mark Graf
– Former Security Supervisor, Planner, and Derivative Classifier, Department of Energy.  Former Chairman of the Rocky Flats (DOE) Physical Security Systems Working Group from 1990 through 1995.


Gilbert M. Graham
– Retired Special Agent, Counterintelligence, FBI. 24-year FBI career.


Diane Kleiman
– Former Special Agent, US Customs.


Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Former Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Also served on the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency. 20-year Air Force veteran.  (See also individual statement above.)


Lynne A. Larkin
– Former CIA Operations Officer.  Served in several CIA foreign stations and in the CIA's counter-intelligence center helping chair a multi-agency task force and seminars on coordinating intelligence among intelligence and crime prevention agencies.


David MacMichael, PhD
– Former Senior Estimates Officer with special responsibility for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the CIA's National Intelligence Council.  Former Captain, U.S. Marine Corps.


Raymond L. McGovern
– Former Chairman, National Intelligence Estimates, CIA, responsible for preparing the President’ Daily Brief (PDB) for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.  27-year CIA veteran. Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer.  (See also individual statement above.)


Theodore J. Pahle
– Former Senior Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency.  His 37-year intelligence career was exclusively as a HUMINT (Human Intelligence) operations officer with DIA, Office of Naval Intelligence and U.S. Army Intelligence.  He is a Middle East and Latin American operations specialist.  Today, he continues to support the HUMINT effort as a contract instructor.


Behrooz Sarshar
– Retired Language Translation Specialist, performing Farsi translations for counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations dealing with Iran and Afghanistan, FBI.


Brian F. Sullivan
– Retired Special Agent and Risk Management Specialist, FAA.  Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police.


Commander Larry J. Tortorich, U.S. Navy (ret)
– Former Deputy Program Manager for Logistics – Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.  24-year Navy career in the fields of aviation and counterterrorism.  Two years as a federal employee with DHS/TSA in the fields of security and counterterrorism. 


Jane A. Turner
– Retired Special Agent, FBI.  24-year FBI career.


John B. Vincent
– Retired Special Agent, Counterterrorism, FBI.  27-year FBI career.


Fred Whitehurst, JD, PhD
– Retired Supervisory Special Agent / Laboratory Forensic Examiner, FBI.  16-year FBI career.  Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer.


Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret)
– Retired Army officer and former U.S. Diplomat.  Served 13 years on active duty with the U.S. Army and 16 years in the U.S. Army Reserves.  She was a member of the International law team in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada and served in Panama and Somalia.  She joined the Foreign Service in 1987 and served as Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Afghanistan.  She helped reopen the US Embassy in Kabul in December, 2001.  One of three U.S. State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March, 2003.  (See also individual statement above.)


Matthew J. Zipoli
– Special Response Team (SRT) Officer, DOE.   Vice President, Security Police Officer's Association, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

 

 

Max Cleland

Senator Max Cleland


Senator Max Cleland
– Former member of the 9/11 Commission, resigned in December 2003.  Currently serves on the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.  U.S. Senator from Georgia 1997 - 2002.  Secretary of State of Georgia 1982 - 1996.  Administrator of the U.S. Veterans Administration 1977 - 1981.  Former Captain, U.S. Army.  Awarded Silver Star and Bronze Star for bravery in Viet Nam.  Triple amputee from war injuries. 

  • Article New York Times 10/26/03: "As each day goes by, we learn that this government knew a whole lot more about these terrorists before Sept. 11 than it has ever admitted." http://www.commondreams.org


  • Article Boston Globe 11/13/03: "If this decision stands [to limit access to White House documents], I, as a member of the [9/11] Commission, cannot look any American in the eye, especially family members of victims, and say the Commission had full access. This investigation is now compromised. . . . This is `The Gong Show'; this isn't protection of national security." http://www.


  • Article Salon 11/21/03: Regarding the 9/11 Commission "It is a national scandal." http://dir.salon.com


  • Resigned from the 9/11 Commission, 12/03, after having served on it for 12 months.  Former Senator Bob Kerrey from Nebraska was selected to replace him.  The 9/11 Commission Report was issued 7 months later.


  • Interview Democracy Now 3/23/04: "One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up."   http://www.democracynow.org


  • Bio: http://memory.loc.gov

 

 

Bob Kerrey

Senator Bob Kerrey


Senator Bob Kerrey
– Appointed to the 9/11 Commission upon the resignation of Senator Max Cleland in December 2003 and served on the Commission during the final seven months of its 19-month existence.  U.S. Senator from Nebraska 1989 - 2000.  Governor of Nebraska 1983 - 1987.  Unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992.  Former member, Navy SEAL special forces 1966 - 1969, serving in Vietnam.  Combat injuries resulted in the amputation of the lower part of one leg.  Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life" for his service in Vietnam.  Currently, President, New School University 2001 - present.
  • Statement of Richard Greene, Air America Radio host 3/2/08:

    "Now I went to Senator Kerrey and I said. "Senator --" because he's associated with Air America -- I said, "Senator, are you still believing that there wasn't enough time and enough money to do an investigation?"

    And he said, "Absolutely."

    I said, "Are you calling for a new investigation?"

    And he said, "No, Richard, I am going further than that." He said, "I am calling for a permanent 9/11 Commission."

    And I said, "Senator, is this public? Can I announce that on the air? And are you willing to come on the air and say that?"

    And he said, "Yes." http://www.youtube.com


  • Newsweek article by Philip Shenon 3/23/09:

    "The [9/11] commission appears to have ignored obvious clues throughout 2003 and 2004 that its account of the 9/11 plot and Al Qaeda's history relied heavily on information obtained from detainees who had been subjected to torture, or something not far from it. ...

    That has troubling implications for the credibility of the commission's final report. In intelligence circles, testimony obtained through torture is typically discredited; research shows that people will say anything under threat of intense physical pain.

    And yet it is a distinct possibility that Al Qaeda suspects who were the exclusive source of information for long passages of the commission's report may have been subjected to "enhanced" interrogation techniques, or at least threatened with them, because of the 9/11 Commission. ...

    Footnotes in the panel's report indicate when information was obtained from detainees interrogated by the CIA. An analysis by NBC News found that more than a quarter of the report's footnotes—441 of some 1,700—referred to detainees who were subjected to the CIA's "enhanced" interrogation program, including the trio who were waterboarded.

    Commission members note that they repeatedly pressed the Bush White House and CIA for direct access to the detainees, but the administration refused. So the commission forwarded questions to the CIA, whose interrogators posed them on the panel's behalf. ...

    Former senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, a Democrat on the commission, told me last year he had long feared that the investigation depended too heavily on the accounts of Al Qaeda detainees who were physically coerced into talking. While he thought the commission's larger narrative about the September 11 attacks held up, "there's reason now to suspect that we may have gotten some of the details wrong" about the 9/11 plot and about Al Qaeda.

    Kerrey said it might take "a permanent 9/11 commission" to end the remaining mysteries of September 11." http://www.newsweek.com

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kerrey

 

 

Terrill Arnold

Terrell E. Arnold, MA


Terrell (Terry) E. Arnold, MA – Former Deputy Director, Office of Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Planning, U.S. State Department. Former Chairman, Department of International Studies, National War College. Graduate of the National War College. Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. Department of State. He has served as a security and crisis management consultant for several Fortune 500 companies. He also served as a crisis management consultant for several Federal agencies, including The State Department, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Customs Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korean conflict. Author, co-author, and editor of Fighting Back: Winning the War Against Terrorism (1986), Beyond the Iran-Contra Crisis : The Shape of U. S. Anti-Terrorism Policy in the Post-Reagan Era (1988), The Violence Formula: Why People Lend Sympathy and Support to Terrorism (1990), Think About Terrorism: The New Warfare (1991), A World Less Safe: Essays on Conflict in the 21st Century (2005).
  • Essay It is Vital to Move Beyond 911  7/3/07:

    "More than five years after the fact, Washington leadership keeps the American people fixated on the events of 9/11. They have brought us no closer than we were on September 12, 2001 to resolving how it was executed and by what enemy. They tell us repeatedly that it was the work of al Qaida, but they have yet to show us the proofs. They told us the official version of what happened that day, but their story is laced with contradictions, and the facts visible on the ground at the time belie much of the official account. Our leadership gave us a Sopranos blank screen ending to a terrible tragedy, while working below the radar to avoid our established laws and slowly to destroy our democratic institutions. Every American must look carefully at the pattern of decay that began with 9/11. ...

    As an alleged post 9/11 defense, the War on Terrorism is a gigantic fraud. ...

    We cannot let a single criminal act, the facts and perpetrators of which are still obscure, destroy our society. With all respect due to those who lost family and friends in the attacks of 9/11, there is no evident search for justice, truth or our future safety in the US government actions outlined in this paper. Instead we are watching the most brutal power games of our times that benefit the few at the expense of the rest of us."  http://www.rense.com


  • Interview Leading Counter-Terrorism Expert and Former High-Level Official Slams War on Terror and Questions 9/11  Washington's Blog 2/3/09:

    Question: What facts or observations make you doubt that the official government story does not fully explain how 9/11 was carried out?

    Terry Arnold: The nature of events in New York. The buildings falling down. I'm not satisfied by the notion that planes hitting buildings constructed as these would have caused them to collapse. The last building to fall was not even attacked.

    Question: Now let's address the question of who carried out the attacks. You write, "They tell us repeatedly that it [9/11] was the work of al Qaida, but they have yet to show us the proofs."

    As a counter-terrorism expert, what sort of proofs would you expect the government to show if al Qaeda had carried out the 9/11 attacks - at least without the help of any state?

    Terry Arnold: There is a lot of work in getting sixteen people ready to commit voluntary and simultaneous suicide. The case has not been made. The official story is not persuasive because it does not address the real issues of complexity.

    Question: You also say, "They told us the official version of what happened that day, but their story is laced with contradictions, and the facts visible on the ground at the time belie much of the official account."

    What contradictions do you see with the official version of 9/11? And what facts belie the official account?

    Terry Arnold: The sheer mechanics of the event. The chances of two buildings of that height and structure merely collapsing in their own footprint are extremely slim.

  • Bio: Library of Congress

 

 

Angelo Codevilla

Angelo M. Codevilla, PhD


Angelo M. Codevilla, PhD – Former U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer specializing in U.S. intelligence operations in Western Europe. Member of President-Elect Ronald Reagan's Transition Team within the State Department and principal author of the team's report on intelligence. Former Staff Member, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee dealing with oversight of the intelligence services 1977 - 1985. Former U.S. Naval Officer. Currently Vice Chairman of the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors.

Professor of International Relations, Boston University 1995 - present. Fellow of the Claremont Institute. Former academic appointments include Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University; Senior Research Fellow for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; Assistant Professor, Grove City College; and Assistant Professor, North Dakota State College.

Senior Editor of The American Spectator. Author of Advice to War Presidents: A Remedial Course in Statecraft (2009), No Victory, No Peace (2004), The Character of Nations: How Politics Makes and Breaks Prosperity, Family, and Civility (2000), Between The Alps and a Hard Place (2000), The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli, translated by Angelo Codevilla (1995), Informing Statecraft: Intelligence for a New Century (1992), While Others Build: The Commonsense Approach to the Strategic Defence Initiative (1988), Modern France (1974). Co-author of War: Ends and Means (1988), Arms Control Delusion (1987).
  • Essay in The American Spectator  3/13/09:

    "Seven years after Osama bin Laden's last verifiable appearance among the living, there is more evidence for Elvis's presence among us than for his. Hence there is reason to ask whether the paradigm of Osama bin Laden as terrorism's deus ex machina and of al Qaeda as the prototype of terrorism may be an artifact of our Best and Brightest's imagination, and whether investment in this paradigm has kept our national security establishment from thinking seriously about our troubles' sources. So let us take a fresh look at the fundamentals.

    Negative evidence alone compels the conclusion that Osama is long since dead. Since October 2001, when Al Jazeera's Tayseer Alouni interviewed him, no reputable person reports having seen him—not even after multiple-blind journeys through intermediaries. The audio and video tapes alleged to be Osama's never convinced impartial observers. The guy just does not look like Osama. Some videos show him with a Semitic aquiline nose, while others show him with a shorter, broader one. Next to that, differences between colors and styles of beard are small stuff.

    Nor does the tapes' Osama sound like Osama. In 2007 Switzerland's Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, which does computer voice recognition for bank security, compared the voices on 15 undisputed recordings of Osama with the voices on 15 subsequent ones attributed to Osama, to which they added two by native Arab speakers who had trained to imitate him and were reading his writings. All of the purported Osama recordings (with one falling into a gray area) differed clearly from one another as well as from the genuine ones. By contrast, the CIA found all the recordings authentic. It is hard to imagine what methodology might support this conclusion.

    Also in 2007, Professor Bruce Lawrence, who heads Duke University's religious studies program, argued in a book on Osama's messages that their increasingly secular language is inconsistent with Osama's Wahhabism. Lawrence noted as well that the Osama figure in the December 2001 video, which many have taken as his assumption of responsibility for 9/11, wears golden rings—decidedly un-Wahhabi. He also writes with the wrong hand. Lawrence concluded that the messages are fakes, and not very good ones. The CIA has judged them all good.

    Above all, whereas Elvis impersonators at least sing the King's signature song, "You ain't nutin' but a hound dawg," the words on the Osama tapes differ substantively from what the real Osama used to say—especially about the most important matter. On September 16, 2001, on Al Jazeera, Osama said of 9/11: "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation." Again, in the October interview with Tayseer Alouni, he limited his connection with 9/11 to ideology: "If they mean, or if you mean, that there is a link as a result of our incitement, then it is true. We incite…" But in the so-called "confession video" that the CIA found in December, the Osama figure acts like the chief conspirator. The fact that the video had been made for no self-evident purpose except perhaps to be found by the Americans should have raised suspicion. Its substance, the celebratory affirmation of a responsibility for 9/11 that Osama had denied, should also have weighed against the video's authenticity. Why would he wait to indict himself until after U.S. forces and allies had secured Afghanistan? But the CIA acted as if it had caught Osama red-handed." http://spectator.org


  • Bio: http://www.claremont.org

 

Edward Peck

Edward L. Peck


Edward L. Peck
– Deputy Director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism under President Ronald Reagan.  Former Deputy Coordinator, Covert Intelligence Programs at the State Department. U.S. Ambassador and Chief of Mission to Iraq (1977 - 1980).  32-year veteran of the Foreign Service.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Peck


Morton Goulder

Morton Goulder


Morton Goulder
(1921 - 2008) – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Warning under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter (1973 - 1977). Served as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy.  Founder of Sanders Associates.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article

 

 

Marcus Raskin

Marcus Raskin, JD


Marcus Raskin, JD
– Former member of the special staff of the National Security Council in President Kennedy’s Administration.  Senior Fellow and Professor of Policy Studies, George Washington University.  Co-founder and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies.  Advisor to the Episcopal Urban Bishops.  Former member of the Presidential Commission on Education and advisor to the Bureau of the Budget and the Office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President.  Author, co-author and editor of more than 20 books on national security and domestic affairs, including The Four Freedoms under Siege: The Clear and Present Danger from Our National Security State (2006), In Democracy's Shadow: The Secret World of National Security (2005), Liberalism (2003), Visions and Revisions: Reflections on Culture and Democracy at the End of the Century (1998), Abolishing the War System (1992), The Common Good: Its Politics, Policies, and Philosophy (1986), The Politics of National Security (1979).

 

 

Steve Pieczenik

Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD


Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD – Served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter and Senior Policy Planner under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (41). Former Colonel, U.S. Army.

Dr. Pieczenik trained in Psychiatry at Harvard and has both an MD from Cornell University Medical College and a PhD in International Relations from M.I.T.

During his career as a senior State Department official, Dr. Pieczenik utilized his unique abilities and expertise to develop strategies and tactics that were instrumental in resolving major conflicts in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States.

Dr. Pieczenik was the principal International Crisis Manager and Hostage Negotiator under Secretaries of State Kissinger and Vance. During this time he developed conflict resolution techniques that were instrumental in saving over five hundred hostages in different terrorist episodes, including the Hanafi Moslem Seizure in Washington, DC, the TWA Croatian Hijacking, the Aldo Moro Kidnapping, the JRA Hijacking, the PLO Hijacking, and many other incidents involving terrorists such as Idi Amin, Muammar Quaddafi, Carlos, FARC, Abu Nidal and Saddam Hussein.

Dr. Pieczenik helped develop negotiation strategies for major U.S. - Soviet arms control summits under the Reagan administration. He was also involved in advising senior officials on important psycho-political dynamics and conflict mediation strategies for President Carter's successful Camp David Peace Conference. In 1991, Dr. Pieczenik was a chief architect of the Cambodian Peace Conference in Paris. He is currently an advisor to the Department of Defense.

Dr. Pieczenik is also a critically acclaimed author of psycho-political thrillers and the co-creator of the New York Times best-selling "Tom Clancy's Op-Center" and "Tom Clancy's Net Force" book series. His novels are based on his twenty years experience in resolving international crises for four U.S. administrations. Other novels include: Terror Counter Terror (2007), My Beloved Talleyrand: The Life of a Scoundrel by His Last Mistress (co-authored with Roberta Rovner - Pieczenik 2005), State of Emergency (1997), Pax Pacifica (1995), Maximum Vigilance (1994), Blood Heat (1989), The Mind Palace (1987), Active Measures (as Alexander Court 2001), Active Pursuit (as Alexander Court 2002). Non-fiction works include: My Life is Great. Why Do I Feel So Awful? (1990).

  • Interviewed by Paul Joseph Watson on The Alex Jones Show  5/5/11:

    "It's very rare to have a host like Alex Jones who had the bravery to bring me on ten years ago right after 9/11 when I pronounced not only was 9/11 a false flag and stand down operation which most Americans now realize, but at the same time, part of the whole scenario of the psyops war as that was created by Bush Junior and before that Clinton, quite frankly because he was involved, was the fact that Osama bin Laden had been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome... with a lifespan very short. ... And at the time that 9/11 occurred he was imminently dying and then by the time Tora Bora came in (December 2001), he was already dead. ... [at 1:00]

    What's important to understand at this point, right now, for the public. We have been safe for over 30 to 40 years. Nothing and no one has ever attacked the United States. The only people who attacked the United States was George Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. ... [at 10:50]

    But I didn't expect ten years later for another delusionary panderer called the President [Obama], a politician, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, to continue this nonsensical story that we had been attacked by Muslims, which we hadn't been. We were attacked by our own people in a false flag operation. ... [at 11:40]

    The issue at hand now is still more important. We have to stop this government and other governments from continuing to deceive, deny, and continuously manipulate the American public." [at 12:20] http://www.prisonplanet.com


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Pieczenik


  • Personal Website: http://www.stevepieczenik.com

 

 

Louis Freeh

Louis Freeh


Louis Freeh
– Director of the FBI, 1993 - 2001.  Former U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, appointed by President George H.W. Bush.  Former Deputy United States Attorney in New York. Former FBI agent. Former officer in the United States Army JAG Corps Reserve.

  • Essay An Incomplete Investigation - Why did the 9/11 Commission ignore "Able Danger"? Wall Street Journal 11/17/05: "Even the most junior investigator would immediately know that the name and photo ID of Atta in 2000 is precisely the kind of tactical intelligence the FBI has many times employed to prevent attacks and arrest terrorists. Yet the 9/11 Commission inexplicably concluded that it "was not historically significant." This astounding conclusion--in combination with the failure to investigate Able Danger and incorporate it into its findings--raises serious challenges to the commission's credibility and, if the facts prove out, might just render the commission historically insignificant itself. … No wonder the 9/11 families were outraged by these revelations and called for a "new" commission to investigate." http://www.opin


  • Interview Lou Dobbs Tonight CNN 11/30/05: Regarding the Able Danger anti-terrorism data mining program.

    Lou Dobbs: Why is there this reaction to what is called by more than half of our congressmen and women, to open up and to allow our elected representatives to know what happened?

    Louis Freeh: Well, it's a great question. I mean, the issue here, which was the issue when the 9/11 commission first responded to this, is they obviously missed something. They obviously didn't consider what at least is a very important allegation.

    Their response to it, it was historically insignificant. Historically insignificant that an intelligence unit may have identified by name and photo, Mohamed Atta a year before the 9/11 hijackings as a member of al Qaeda in the United States.

    Lou Dobbs: Tim Roemer, Slade Gorton, other members of the 9/11 commission have said they just had no hard evidence to deal with here. How do you respond?

    Louis Freeh: I disagree with that. I was a prosecutor and an FBI agent for many, many years. I deal in facts. You have two witnesses. You have United States Naval Academy graduate, Captain Phillpott, you have Lieutenant Colonel Shaffer, an army intelligence officer. These aren't data loaders, these are intelligence experts who both have said, unequivocally, this unit identified Mohammed Atta by name and possibly photo in mid 2000.

    To say that they don't have any documents to prove their case, these aren't informants that we have to verify their credibility. We have testimonial evidence, which, as a prosecutor, that's more potent sometimes than documentary evidence.

    Lou Dobbs: You were director of the FBI until June of 2001. Were you ever aware of Able Danger? Was the FBI ever given any reason to sense that there was some military intelligence or military intelligence evidence or suggestion that there would be an attack or some relationship to Mohamed Atta?

    Louis Freeh: Absolutely not. Myself, but also my former colleagues and current FBI colleagues, we read about this in the newspapers in August of this year. And what is very significant here Lou -- which is a point that has been made, and which I think you made -- we had officers at Able Danger who made appointments, actually made appointments to go to the FBI and share this intelligence in 2000 and those appointments were canceled.

    It had to be a very powerful stimulus, this intelligence and information, to make these officers want to really breach the chain of command and go directly to the FBI. We'd like to know why those appointments were canceled." http://transcripts.cnn.com


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See also Rep. Curt Weldon, Lt. Col. Anthony ShafferCapt. Scott J. Phillpott, Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.


  • Bio: http://www.fbi.gov/libref/directors/freeh.htm

 

 

Walter Mondale

Vice President Walter Mondale


Vice President Walter Mondale
– 42nd Vice President of the United States 1977 - 1981. Democratic Party nominee for President 1984. U.S. Senator from Minnesota 1965 - 1977. Ambassador to Japan 1993 - 1996. U.S. Army veteran.
  • Interviewed by Minnesota We Are C.H.A.N.G.E  2/3/08:

    Question:  Would you support a new investigation into 9/11?

    Vice President Mondale:  Yeah, because, "Why did it happen?" We need that phase two. They never did it.

    Question:  All right!

    Vice President Mondale:  Right.
    http://www.youtube.com


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Mondale

 

 

Mike Gravel

Senator Mike Gravel


Senator Mike Gravel
– Former U.S. Senator from Alaska 1969 - 1980.  Candidate for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination.  Most well known for entering over 4,000 pages of the Pentagon Papers into the U.S. Senate record, thus making public the secret official study that revealed the lies and manipulations of successive U.S. administrations that misled the country into the Vietnam War.  (See also Daniel Ellsberg.)  Also known for his successful one-man filibuster for five months in 1971 that forced the Nixon administration to cut a deal, effectively ending the draft (military conscription) in the United States.  Former Member, Alaska House of Representatives 1962-1966, elected Speaker in 1965.  Former Counter-Intelligence officer, U.S. Army. Founder, The Democracy Foundation.  Author of Citizen Power: A People's Platform (1972), Pentagon Papers, In Four Volumes: The Defense Department History of United States Decisionmaking on Vietnam (1971), Jobs and More Jobs (1968).  Contributing author to The Case for a Nuclear Moratorium (1974).
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Video interview by Davis Fleetwood 7/23/07:

    Question:  53% of the Americans in the New York Times / CBS [poll] think the government is lying to them about 9/11.  Why is that question not asked at these debates?

    Senator Gravel:  I don't know.  They don't want to ask it.  And I pledge to the people who are concerned about that, that should I become President, we're going to have a new investigation.  

    Question:  Do we know the whole truth about 9/11?

    Senator Gravel:  Hell, no!    http://www.youtube.com

  • Video interview on INN World Report (New York) 2/15/08:

    Lenny Charles:  In New York, we have a ballot initiative coming forward.  They're collecting signatures from New York citizens to have a new 9/11 investigation.  And you've been asked to be a Commissioner if that investigation goes forward.  What are your thoughts on that?

    Senator Gravel:  I have told the leaders of this organization, Les Jamison and Dr. Pepper, I would be honored to serve on that Commission.  And I hope the citizens of New York pass this initiative.  And I don't know if they'll be able to overcome the powers of the Federal government, but I tell you, if I become President of the United States, that Commission will be created in spades.

    We will have a Commission that will re-examine not only what happened at 9/11 and post-9/11, but how -- re-examining all of the intelligence prior to 9/11 -- why the failure took place.  And they'll subpoena anybody and everybody and they'll put them under oath, starting from the President of the United States on down.  And if there's any perjury taking place or criminality is discovered, we'll prosecute them from the President on down to the fullest extent of the law.  And if they go to jail, they go to jail. 
    At about the 80% point in the video http://innworldreport.net


  • Endorser of and proposed Commissioner of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative 11/08: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report.

    WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and

    WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ...

    An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."


  • Presidential campaign website: http://www.gravel2008.us/


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Gravel

 

 

Lincoln Chafee

Senator Lincoln Chafee


Senator Lincoln Chafee
U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1999 - 2006.  Served on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Environment and Public Works.  Currently a distinguished visiting fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.
  • Endorser of and proposed Commissioner of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative 11/08: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report.

    WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and

    WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ...

    An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."


  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov

 

 

Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, JD


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, JD
U.S. Senator from New York 2009 - present.  Appointed by Governor David Paterson on January 23, 2009, to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, who had been appointed United States Secretary of State. Member of Senate committees; Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Committee on Environment and Public Works, Committee on Foreign Relations, Special Committee on Aging. Twice-elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives 2007 - 2009. Former Special Counsel to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Video interview by Manny Badillo, We Are Change: New York 5/30/09:

    Manny Badillo: Close to 8 years ago, I lost my loved one in the World Trade Center, Thomas Joseph Sgroi, the mentor of our family. 70% of family members' questions were never answered during the Commission hearings. Just recently, Vice President Biden was handed a paper -- a study that was done -- that proves that there were explosives found in the debris of the World Trade Center. I'm asking you how you feel, given the fact that family members, first responders, scientists, and even your colleagues feel that there should be a new and open investigation into what happened in New York City on 9/11; Do you support a new investigation into what happened?

    Senator Gillibrand: Well, based on what you just told me in that 70% of families' questions weren't answered, I think those questions should be answered. So if that means another review or a fuller hearing or more opportunities for the families I will support that because I do think it's important that every family member has every question answered.

    Manny Badillo: Would your office accept the study to be able to take a look at the study and review?

    Senator Gillibrand: I will certainly look at the study and review it. Absolutely.

    Manny Badillo: And also there's the James Zadroga bill that's on the Senate floor right now. It's supporting the tens of thousands of sick and dying hero first responders that went in to rescue my uncle.

    Senator Gillibrand: I'm carrying that bill and I carry it from Senator Clinton -- Secretary Clinton -- and I'm working with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney on the House side to actually pass a 9/11 health bill. It's really important that the first responders have the health care they need.

    Manny Badillo: One more question. We have a petition that's taking place right in New York City to get on the November ballot the ability for New York City voters to decide whether or not to have that 9/11 investigation with subpoena power, privately funded. Do you support the efforts of over 40,000, so far, New York City residents in having the question whether or not to a 9/11 investigation in New York City on the November ballot?

    Senator Gillibrand: I would very much like to look at that issue because that sounds like something voters really should be part of the discussion. Will you give me that information so I can review it?
    http://www.youtube.com


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Gillibrand

 

 

Charles Schumer

Senator Charles Schumer


Senator Charles Schumer
U.S. Senator from New York 1999 - present.  Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Member of the Judiciary Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.  Vice Chairman of the Joint House - Senate Economic Committee. Former Congressman from New York 1981 - 1999. Former Member of the New York State Assembly 1975 - 1980. Author of Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time (2007).
  • Article by Peter Duveen Sen. Schumer lends qualified support to a new 9-11 investigation 4/18/09:

    "U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) said yesterday that while he was positively disposed toward a new investigation into the events of 9-11, his support for such a probe would depend on the form it would take. ...

    "I think it's not a bad idea," Schumer said. "You know, you've got to do it in a good way, but yes, I'd be for it."

    Schumer qualified his remarks by noting that his support would depend upon the manner in which the investigation was structured. "I'd have to see the parameters of the investigation and all that," he said. He briefly mentioned "finding body parts," which may have referred to the discovery in 2006 that the roof of the Deutsche Bank building near the former site of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center was strewn with human remains from 9-11." http://www.petersnewyork.com


  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov

 

 

Bob Graham

Senator Bob Graham


Senator Bob Graham
– Former U.S. Senator from Florida 1987 - 2004.  Former Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.  Co-Chairman of the Joint House-Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (JICI) that investigated the events of 9/11.  Former Governor of Florida 1979 - 1986

  • Article Salon 9/8/04: "As the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman during the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and the run-up to the Iraq war, Sen. Bob Graham tried to expose what he came to believe were national security coverups and manipulations by the Bush administration. But he discovered that it was hard to reveal a coverup playing by the rules. Much of the evidence the Florida Democrat needed to buttress his arguments was being locked away, he found, under the veil of politically motivated classification. ...

    Question by Mary Jacoby:
    You write about the Bush administration's suppression of the joint House-Senate intelligence panel's findings on Saudi Arabian links to 9/11. What exactly was suppressed, and why?

    Bob Graham: In general terms it included the details of why we [on the committee] had raised suspicion that the Saudi government and various representatives of Saudi interests had supported some of the hijackers -- and might have supported all of them. My own personal conclusion was that the evidence of official Saudi support for at least two of the terrorists in San Diego was, as one CIA agent said, incontrovertible. ...

    The White House played a heavy role throughout not only our investigation but the investigation of the 9/11 commission." http://dir.salon.com


  • Article Boston Globe 9/5/04: "Two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers had a support network in the United States that included agents of the Saudi government, and the Bush administration and FBI blocked a congressional investigation into that relationship, Senator Bob Graham wrote in a book to be released Tuesday.

    The discovery of the financial backing of the two hijackers "would draw a direct line between the terrorists and the government of Saudi Arabia, and trigger an attempted coverup by the Bush administration," the Florida Democrat wrote.

    And in Graham's book, "Intelligence Matters," obtained by The Miami Herald yesterday, he makes clear that some details of that financial support from Saudi Arabia were in the 27 pages of the congressional inquiry's final report that were blocked from release by the administration, despite the pleas of leaders of both parties on the House and Senate intelligence committees." http://www.boston.com


  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the 9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Major John Newman, William Bergman, and Michael Meacher.


  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov...

 

 

Mark Dayton

Senator Mark Dayton


Senator Mark Dayton
– Former U.S. Senator from Minnesota 2001 - 2006.  Member, Senate Committee on Armed Services and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Services.
  • Interviewed by Minnesota We Are C.H.A.N.G.E  2/3/08:

    Question:  Do you support a new investigation into 9/11?

    Senator Mark Dayton:  You know I'm not a Senator any more, but I would support one.

    Question:  Personally?

    Senator Mark Dayton:  Yeah, personally.

    Question:  Excellent. Have you heard the evidence of a cover-up?

    Senator Mark Dayton:  Nothing I would hear would surprise me.
    http://www.youtube.com


  • Senate Hearings on the 9/11 Commission Report 7/31/04:

    "They [NORAD] lied to the American people, they lied to Congress and they lied to your 9/11 Commission. ... For almost three years now NORAD officials and FAA officials have been able to hide their critical failures that left this country defenseless during two of the worst hours in our history." http://www.911truth


  • Editor's note: On August 1, 2006, Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission said, "We, to this day, don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us.  It was just so far from the truth. ... It's one of those loose ends that never got tied." Link  Despite the many public statements by 9/11 Commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded for lying to the 9/11 Commission.


  • Article Star Tribune 7/31/04: "Dayton, a former Minnesota state auditor, called the FAA's and NORAD's failures "the most gross incompetence and dereliction of responsibility and negligence that I've ever, under those extreme circumstances, witnessed in the public sector." http://www.911readingroom.org


  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov

 

 

Patrick Leahy

Senator Patrick Leahy, JD


Senator Patrick Leahy, JD
– U.S. Senator from Vermont 1974 - present.  Chairman, Judiciary Committee. Former Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
  • Interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now 9/29/06:

    "For one thing, we would have been asking the questions about what's been going on for six years. We've had a rubberstamp congress that automatically has given the President anything he wants, because nobody's asked questions. Nobody's asked the questions that are in the Woodward book that's coming out this weekend, where you find all the mistakes were made because they will acknowledge no mistakes. The Republicans control both the House and the Senate. They will not call hearings. They won't try to find out how did Halliburton walk off with billions of dollars in cost overruns in Iraq. Why did the Bush administration refuse to send the body armor our troops needed in Iraq? Why did they send inferior material?

    And, of course, the two questions that the Congress would not ask, because the Republicans won't allow it, is, why did 9/11 happen on George Bush's watch when he had clear warnings that it was going to happen? Why did they allow it to happen? And secondly, when they had Osama bin Laden cornered, why didn't they get him? Had there been an independent congress, one that could ask questions, these questions would have been asked years ago." http://www.democracynow.org

  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov

 

 

Walter Peterson

Gov. Walter Peterson


Gov. Walter Peterson
– 81st Governor of New Hampshire 1969 - 1973. Former Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving as Majority Leader 1963 - 1964 and as Speaker 1965 - 1968. After government experience served as President, Franklin Pierce College (20 years) and as Trustee of the University System of New Hampshire (12 years). U.S. Navy Veteran, World War II.
  • Article "9/11 Effort to Go On in Peterborough NH" Monadnock Ledger-Transcript 5/13/10:

    "Their petition article failed at the polls Tuesday, but the eight Peterborough members of the Monadnock 9/11 Truth Alliance say they are not backing down.

    “We are delighted that about a third of the people think this was something worth looking into,” Karin Wells said. “We will continue to educate and tell people. ... It’s swimming upstream. It’s so hard.”

    The petition article on Tuesday’s Town Meeting ballot asked voters to send a message to the government by asking the town to instruct the state Congressional Delegation to pursue a new and independent investigation to address thoroughly all of the evidence and unanswered questions related to the events of Sept. 11 2001. ...

    “We’re pleased that Gov. [Walter] Peterson is among our ranks. We think that it’s an indicator of how more and more politicians are realizing the weight of this issue,” Jay Iselin said.

    Peterson, who signed the petition, told the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript yesterday that he did not expect the petition article to pass, but that asking questions when you have doubts is always the right thing to do.

    “You should question some things if they don’t make sense,” he said. “I don’t think it’s unpatriotic.”

    Peterson said both he and his wife, Dorothy, decided to support the petition article after watching one of the videos of the collapse of the Twin Towers, which he said looks like a controlled demolition to them. “That raised questions because that’s not how a building would fall if it was attacked,” Peterson said. “Both Dorothy and I had viewed the video and there were certainly a lot of serious questions raised about what happened there.”

    “Most people don’t want to bother. But I think if you raise a question, if you really have a doubt, you should say it,” Peterson said." http://nhtruth.blogspot.com

  • Bio: http://www.nh.gov

 

 

Jesse Ventura

Gov. Jesse Ventura


Gov. Jesse Ventura
– 38th Governor of Minnesota 1999 - 2003.  Member, U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team 12 (precursor to SEAL) 1969 - 1975. U.S. Navy Reserves, SEAL Team 1.

Former professional wrestler and actor. The Running Man (1987), Predator (1987).  Author or co-author of I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom up (2000), Quotations of Chairman Jesse (2000), Do I Stand Alone?: Going to the Mat Against Political Pawns and Media Jackals (2001), Jesse Ventura Tells It Like It Is: America's Most Outspoken Governor Speaks Out About Government (2002), The New Prohibition: Voices of Dissent Challenge the Drug War (2004).
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Interviewed on The Alex Jones Show 4/2/08:

    "Appearing on The Alex Jones Show, Ventura said that his initial reaction to 9/11 was much like most people at the time, and he accepted the official story outright, a response he now regrets because he was in a position of power and could have used it to raise a lot of pointed questions.

    "I kicked myself when it initially happened that the light didn't go off but I was so shocked that this thing had even taken place that I apologize for not being more aware," said Ventura, adding that watching Loose Change at the insistence of his son was part of the catalyst for his wake up call.

    Host Alex Jones is executive producer of Loose Change (get it here), the most watched Internet movie of all time. Ventura said he ran through a rollercoaster of emotions when he saw the film.

    "When I finally did watch it I went through every emotion you could imagine, from laughing, crying, getting sick to my stomach, to the whole emotional thing," said the former Governor.

    "To me questions haven't been answered and are not being answered about 9/11," said Ventura, before highlighting the collapse of Building 7, a 47-story tall skyscraper that was not hit by a plane but collapsed in its own footprint in the late afternoon of September 11.

    "Two planes struck two buildings .... but how is it that a third building fell 5 hours later?" asked Ventura, "How could this building just implode into its own footprint 5 hours later - that's my first question - the 9/11 Commission didn't even devote one page to that in their big volume of investigation," added the former Governor.

    Ventura then explored how it was possible that all three buildings could rapidly collapse at almost free fall speed.

    "How could those buildings fall at the speed of gravity - if you put a stopwatch on them, both of those World Trade Center buildings were on the ground in ten seconds - how can that be?" asked Ventura.

    "If you took a billiard ball and dropped it from the height of the World Trade Center in a vacuum it would hit the ground in 9.3 seconds and if you took that same billiard ball and dropped it 10 stories at a time and merely stopped it and started it it would take 30 seconds - if you dropped it every floor of the World Trade Center to the ground, simply stopping and starting it on gravity it would take over 100 seconds to reach the ground," he surmised.

    Having undergone Basic Underwater Demolition Seal training, Ventura is speaking from an experienced standpoint and he unequivocally stated that he thought the buildings were deliberately imploded.

    "Upon looking at the film in super-slow motion and the way the buildings fell and comparing that to the way that they do like a controlled demolition of a hotel in Las Vegas, they both fell identical."

    "I did watch the film of Building 7 going down and in my opinion there's no doubt that that building was brought down with demolition," said the former Governor.

    Ventura also questioned the lack of wreckage outside of the Pentagon after Flight 77 allegedly struck the building.

    "When I was watching Loose Change with a friend of mine - he happens to work for a company that helps build the Boeing airplanes and they said that when the engines completely disappeared and were destroyed, his response was, excuse my French - bullshit!," said Ventura.

    "I turned to him and said why and he said because they're made of titanium steel - they can't disintegrate." http://prisonplanet.com


  • Video interview The Alex Jones Show 9/26/06: "The thing I question on 9/11 was simply the fact; where were our planes?  When all this was going on and planes were being hijacked an hour apart and there were four of them  They cover about a six-hour space.  At no time, to my knowledge, did we have any fighter planes up in the air.  Why? ...

    In light of the fact that there was a cover-up that got us into the Viet Nam war and there was, in my opinion, a cover-up of John Kennedy's assassination, I would just say that I don't believe it's beyond reason to not at least consider that the government certainly would do things like that." http://www.infowars.com/articles


  • Interview Black Op Radio 8/20/04: "At first, again, I wanted to believe 9/11, you know. But the problem I have with 9/11 is just a real simple one. I'm trying to figure out -- and of course they're now attempting to answer it somewhat -- how we could have failed so miserably in not having air defense. ...

    And the problem I have with 9/11 is that. Where the heck was our defense? Who was sleeping at the wheel? While all of these planes... I mean, I've been to air traffic control when I was Governor, and you've got a dozen people there looking at these dials, watching every plane in their sector. They know where it's going and they know what direction it's supposed to be going

    Now, how is it that these planes were able to be hijacked at half hour intervals, turned directly opposite the way they're supposed to be going and no bells went off, no emergency sirens went off, no fighter jets were scrambled? Just what the hell happened in that area of time?! And that's the part that troubles me about 9/11. ...

    I mean here's the Pentagon, the head of our military. How was this plane able to circle the city of Baltimore [sic] at least once, picking out a target, and then drive into it, and we didn't have -- nothing up in the air? There wasn't one scrambled fighter jet up there to defend in any way, shape, or form?" http://www.libertypost.org


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Ventura

 

Ramsey Clark

Ramsey Clark, MA, JD


Ramsey Clark, MA, JD
– 66th United States Attorney General 1967 - 1969. Also served in the Department of Justice as the Assistant Attorney General of the Lands Division 1961 - 1965, and as Deputy Attorney General 1965 - 1967. Son of United States Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark. Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Article Has Truth Been Told About 9/11? by Saeed Shabazz at TheFinalCall.com 9/28/10:

    "After President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke before world leaders and the international press at the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly, an uproar followed and the United States expressed outrage at his remarks.

    The U.S. media widely reported that the Iranian president accused the U.S. government of killing U.S. citizens in an attack on the World Trade Center in New York on the fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001.

    But the world leader's question and message were much more nuanced and important than that—his core assertion was that a horrible attack that killed some 3,000 people and the U.S. response changed the world ...

    President Ahmadinejad argued the changes in the world were so tremendous that the United Nations should be allowed to explore what happened on Sept. 11. ...

    Still Mr. Ahmadinejad was mocked by most mainstream American news organizations, but not everyone accepts the "crackpot idea" characterization. Many believe a full and complete investigation of 9-11 is still needed.

    "The truth is the truth regardless of the messenger; and the truth of the matter is that what really happened on September 11, 2001 is an issue that people cannot run away from," said Ramsey Clark, a former U.S. attorney general and co-founder of the International Action Center and founder of IndictBush.org.

    "I don't think you can reject the issue because of the messenger," Mr. Clark added. "History does require that the facts have a proper review." http://www.finalcall.com


  • Bio: http://www.justice.gov/ag/aghistpage.php?id=65

 

 

Ron Paul

Congressman Ron Paul, MD


Congressman Ron Paul, MD
– 9-term Congressman from Texas, 1979 - 1985, 1997 - present.  Candidate for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination.  Member of the House Financial Services Committee, the International Relations committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.  On the Financial Services Committee, he serves as the Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. 1988 Libertarian Party candidate for President.  Physician.  Former Flight Surgeon, U.S. Air Force. 

  • Audio interview The Alex Jones Show 1/18/07: "Dr. Ron Paul, Texas Congressman exploring a run for President, appeared on The Alex Jones Show Wednesday and had the following to say about 9/11:

    Caller: I want a complete, impartial, and totally independent investigation of the events of September 11, 2001 . I'm tired of this bogus garbage about terrorism. Ask Michael Meacher about how he feels about this bogus war on terrorism. Can you comment on that please?

    Congressman Paul: Well, that would be nice to have.  Unfortunately, we don't have that in place. It will be a little bit better now with the Democrats now in charge of oversight. But you know, for top level policy there's not a whole lot of difference between the two policies so a real investigation isn't going to happen. But I think we have to keep pushing for it. And like you and others, we see the investigations that have been done so far as more or less cover-up and no real explanation of what went on." http://www.total911.info

  • Radio interview on Wake Up America with Pat Gorman 6/21/07:  In response to a caller's question about the 9/11 investigation.

    Congressman Paul:  Well, I think he was asking about, you know, who ultimately is to blame and whether or not it deserves more investigation.  There was one investigation.  They spent a lot of money and very extensive and I think he indicated that they didn't even mention the third building that went down (WTC Building 7).

    Government investigations, as a general rule, aren't very good because when the government does it, they generally protect the government.  And whether it's investigating 9/11, or, you know, Ruby Ridge, or Waco, they tend more to be coverups than anything else.

    The truth is I don't know exactly all that transpired.  I don't know if anybody knows the absolute truth, but there's reason to be very suspect of what's happened.  And I am convinced that the 9/11 Commission Report did ignore some very, very important things like the third building, as well as why did those numerous Arabs from Saudi Arabia with the name of bin Laden get to go home when none of us were allowed on airplanes. That always amazed me, as well,  especially since the 15 out of 19 came from Saudi Arabia.   And then they turn around and they use this as an excuse to go into Iraq.  So, you know the whole thing, whether it's strictly 9/11 but it's the repercussions from 9/11 that led to the useless and needless war, that all needs looked into just for the sake of the future of our country. ...

    Pat Gorman:  It seems that we've got this propaganda machine that has just started to really blow up and being out of control. Like, you know, tell them whatever we want them to hear. Don't tell them the truth. ...

    Congressman Paul:  Yeah and I think that's true.  The only way that can work is you have to terrorize the people, our people, in a different way than, you know, what terrorism is really is all about, but we terrorize them by building up tremendous fear.  You know, "If you don't do something, if you don't give up your liberties and if you don't invade this country, we're all going to be blown up." You know, so they have to terrorize us and build great fear that something terrible is going to happen to our country unless we sacrifice our liberties and go to war."  http://media.putfile.com


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Website: http://ronpaul2008.com/


  • Bio: http://www.house.gov/paul/bio.shtml

 

 

Dennis Kucinich

Congressman Dennis Kucinich


Congressman Dennis Kucinich
– 6-term Congressman from Ohio.  Former mayor of Cleveland.  Candidate for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination.  Chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Member, Committee on Education and Labor.  2003 recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award.

  • Video 6/10/07:  "Some time in September, at a date that will be as appropriate as possible, we're going to be holding what will be the first hearing in the Congress on two discrete issues relating to 9/11.  They have to do with financial issues." http://www.youtube.com/


  • Video interview with Justin A. Martell of Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth 4/5/07:

    Justin A. Martell: Would you in any way maybe address the 9/11 Truth Movement?

    Congressman Kucinich: First of all, you have to understand that all over the country people are concerned about whether or not they've been told the truth about 9/11.  And the way that the administration handled 9/11, taking us into a war against Iraq that had nothing to do with 9/11, deepened people's suspicions about the possibility there may have been a cover-up.  Because, why would the government lie about a cause for war?   And so, what I'm saying is that I respect the concerns people have about whether they've been told the truth or not.

    Because I want to be President of the United States, I know that unless you address that lack of trust, you're not going to be able to successfully lead a nation.  And I want to be quite specific about this.  It's my intention as Chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee to focus in on two areas that I've -- there are a number of areas, probably dozens of areas that haven't been appropriately probed -- but I know of two, that I'm looking at.  I'm not at liberty to discuss exactly what they are, but our committee will hold hearings on two discreet areas that have major implications with respect to the story that Americans have been told about 9/11." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIS6UJ8kRlY


  • Article Times Union 3/26/07: "Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich predicted Sunday that by the time the New Hampshire primary arrives early next year, so many Americans will have tired of the war in Iraq that his peace platform will make him the choice for the Democratic nomination. ...

    He also said that as chairman of a House subcommittee on domestic policy, he plans to launch an investigation of "a narrow portion" of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  He offered few details, but said his subcommittee would be looking at "a few, specific discrepancies in the public record."  The 9/11 Commission that published its final report in 2004 never resolved some conflicting facts, Kucinich said.  He announced his own look at 9/11 in answer to a question from an audience member.  The man complained that the 9/11 Commission was too tied to the Bush administration to offer an unbiased report, and Kucinich agreed." http://timesunion.com


  • Bio: http://kucinich.house.gov/Biography/

 

 

Curt Weldon

Congressman Curt Weldon


Congressman Curt Weldon
– Former 10-term Congressman from Pennsylvania 1987 - 2006.  Former Vice Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.  Former Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

  • Article Fox News 8/28/05: Regarding the 9/11 Commission "There's something very sinister going on here that really troubles me," Weldon told FOX News on Thursday, blasting the Sept. 11 commission for not taking the claims more seriously. He said some panel members were trying to smear [Lt. Col. Anthony] Shaffer and Able Danger.  "What's the Sept. 11 commission got to hide?" Weldon asked." http://www.foxnews.com


  • Press conference transcript 9/17/05: Regarding the 9/11 Commission Report  "There's something wrong here, something tragically wrong.  The American people, the families, the country and the Congress need to know the truth, the whole truth, the complete truth. And so far we haven't gotten it. … Somebody's got to connect the dots and answer the questions. If the 9/11 Commission won't do it, then Congress has to do it." http://www.gl


  • Speech on the floor of Congress 10/19/05: "I am not a conspiracy theorist, but there is something desperately wrong, Mr. Speaker. There is something outrageous at work here. This is not a third-rate burglary of a political campaign headquarters. This involved what is right now the covering up of information that led to the deaths of 3,000 people, changed the course of history, led to the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, and has disrupted our country, our economy and people's lives." http://frwebgate


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com.  See also Louis Freeh, Lt. Col. Anthony ShafferCap. Scott J. Phillpott, Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.


  • Bio: http://www.montcogop.org

 

 

Cynthia McKinney

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney


Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
– Former 6-term Congresswoman from Georgia 1993 - 2002, 2005 - 2006.  Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Member of the International Relations Committee.  Georgia state legislator 1988 - 1992.

  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Congressional Briefing 7/22/05: "Within days of the attacks, we were told that the perpetrators were from a terrorist network known as al-Qaeda. When reporters and members of the public asked for details, then Secretary of State Colin Powell promised that it would be made all clear to the world in a White Paper.

    Nearly 4 years, and 2 wars later, we still have no official statement from the Bush administration on the specifics of who did it, who aided and financed them or what their origins are.

    For the families who suffered so much loss this surely feels like adding insult to injury. They deserve to know everything that there is to be known about how their loved ones died. They fought for an investigation that would be non-partisan, independent, and that would get to the bottom of things. But, as work got underway, not only did the Commission run up against obstruction by the administration and non-cooperation from government agencies, many, if not most of the commissioners themselves had conflicts of interest.

    And several commissioners spoke out about problems in the process; the lack of investigative rigor and heavy reliance on previous work; the Joint-Commission Report, the drafting of recommendations before the investigative process got rolling, the failure to take testimony under oath or in many cases to even take transcripts. ...

    Then last year, we got the final report. An extensive, prosaically impressive report. But as some of us sat down to read it, the errors and omissions immediately jumped out at us.

    How was it that it took over an hour after the first transponder went off before planes were scrambled to meet the threat? All of them too late.

    What happened to those reports that surfaced within months of September 11th stating that 7 or more of the alleged hijackers had come forward and claimed that they were victims of stolen identities ...? Why did the Commission choose not even to address this?

    What about the terrorist Omar Said Sheikh? ... According to Indian intelligence, this man received orders from a Pakistani General to transfer $100,000 to Mohammed Atta. People all over the world are talking about this story. But not a word about it in the Report.

    What about Osama bin Laden and his role in the Mujahadin backed by the CIA in the 1980’s to fight the Soviets? The Commission didn't go there." http://www.911readingroom.org


  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the 9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on Omar Said Sheikh and foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Senator Bob Graham, Major John Newman, William Bergman, and Michael Meacher.


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Bio: http://www.ratical.org/co-globalize/CynthiaMcKinney

 

 

Merrill Cook

Congressman Merrill Cook, MBA


Congressman Merrill Cook, MBA
– Former 2-term Congressman from Utah, 1997 - 2001. Served on the House of Representatives Banking Committee, its Financial Institutions Subcommittee and Capital Markets Subcommittee. Also served on the House Transportation and Science Committees. Formerly Founder and CEO of a mining explosives company (25 years). Previously a financial analyst, budget analyst, and management consultant with Arthur D. Little.
  • Conversation with We Are Change - Utah 5/26/10:

    Regarding 9/11: "I think there are some questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the Federal investigators -- the official government -- the Commission, and so forth. For example Building 7 still hasn't been explained. In fact they really haven't come up with an official -- they've come up with some tentative things regarding the building.

    I'm also concerned that Federal aviation irregularities on that day have not really been fully investigated.

    It has not been unheard of to have rogue elements within government offices doing things. And they need to be fully investigated. I just want to know the truth. And I'm not starting this with any bias. It's not as though I want to find something really awfully horribly wrong. I just want to settle a couple of questions that are still out there. And those two, I think, are really out there. ...

    They have not even done an investigation on these FAA irregularities or even the Building 7 thing that is at all worthy. So it's not a matter of a new investigation. ...

    But Building 7 and the FAA irregularities have not been explained. Now if they don't explain those pretty soon, then you have to get a little deeper on things. ...

    So those things are a concern. Now I just hope that it happened the way they said, but we have not yet put that entirely to bed." http://www.youtube.com/watch


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

  • Website: http://merrillcookforsenate.com

 

Dan Hamburg

Congressman Dan Hamburg, MA


Congressman Dan Hamburg, MA
– Former Congressman from California, 1993 - 1995.  Author, Headwaters Forest Act.  Green Party candidate for Governor of California 1998.  Currently Executive Director, Voice of the Environment.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Bio: http://www.voiceoftheenvironment.org/about/#hamburg

 

 

Norm Mineta

Norm Mineta


Norm Mineta
U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2001 - 2006.  U.S. Secretary of Commerce 2000 - 2001.  Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin 1995 - 2000.  Former 12-term Congressman from California 1971 - 1995.  Currently, Vice Chairman of the Board, Hill & Knowlton.

  • 9/11 Commission testimony 5/23/03:

    Lee Hamilton: We thank you for that. I wanted to focus just a moment on the Presidential Emergency Operating Center [PEOC]. You were there for a good part of the day. I think you were there with the vice president. And when you had that order given, I think it was by the president, that authorized the shooting down of commercial aircraft that were suspected to be controlled by terrorists, were you there when that order was given?

    Norm Mineta: No, I was not. I was made aware of it during the time that the airplane coming into the Pentagon. There was a young man who had come in and said to the vice president, "The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to, "The plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the vice president, "Do the orders still stand?" And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?" Well, at the time I didn't know what all that meant. And --

    Lee Hamilton: The flight you're referring to is the --

    Norm Mineta: The flight that came into the Pentagon. ...
    http://www.youtube.com


  • Norm Mineta: I didn't know about the order to shoot down. I arrived at the PEOC at about 9:20 a.m. And the president was in Florida, and I believe he was on his way to Louisiana at that point when the conversation that went on between the vice president and the president and the staff that the president had with him.

    Tim Roemer: So when you arrived at 9:20 [at the Presidential Emergency Operating Center in the White House], how much longer was it before you overheard the conversation between the young man and the vice president saying, "Does the order still stand?"

    Norm Mineta: Probably about five or six minutes.

    Tim Roemer: So about 9:25 or 9:26. And your inference
    was that the vice president snapped his head around and said, "Yes, the order still stands." Why did you infer that that was a shoot-down? http://www.youtube.com

  • Editor's note: Secretary Mineta's testimony directly contradicts the 9/11 Commission Report on two key points and it is entirely omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report.

    1. Mr. Mineta testified he arrived at the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) in the White House at 9:20 a.m. and observed Vice President Dick Cheney discussing with an aide that the incoming Flight 77 was 50 miles out at 9:25 or 9:26.  The 9/11 Commission Report maintains Vice President Cheney did not arrive at the PEOC until 9:58, over one-half hour later.  Mr. Mineta's testimony is further supported by the fact that Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37, which is the correct time it would have taken Flight 77 to arrive at the Pentagon, if it had been about 50 miles out at 9:26.

    2. The Commission Report maintains the government did not know the whereabouts of Flight 77 prior to 9:32, when Dulles Tower air controllers "observed a primary radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed".  Mr. Mineta's testimony reveals Vice President Cheney was being informed of the plane's position for several minutes before that, and perhaps considerably longer.

    Also of interest, is that the first approximately 15 minutes of Mr. Mineta's testimony before the Commission during which he discusses the points mentioned above, have been edited out of the official 9/11 Commission video archives (Panel 1, Friday, May 23. 2003).  However, his full testimony does appear in the written transcript.


  • Bio: http://www.nndb.com/people/649/000024577/

 

 

Joseph Wilson

Joseph C. Wilson IV


Joseph C. Wilson IV
– Retired diplomat of the U.S. Foreign Service, specializing in Africa.  Rose to the position of Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council.  Former Political Adviser to Commander in Chief, U.S. Armed Forces, Europe.  Former U.S. Ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe.  Acting ambassador to Baghdad when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.  22-year Foreign Service career 1976 - 1998.  In February 2002, he investigated reports of Iraq’s attempt to buy uranium from Niger for the George W. Bush administration.  Husband of Valerie Plame, a covert CIA operative, specializing in weapons of mass destruction, whose identity was revealed to reporters by members of the Bush administration.  In October 2003, Wilson received the Ron Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling from the Fertel Foundation and the Nation Institute.

  • Interview with Citizens for Legitimate Government 7/6/05:

    CLG: I can't let this moment pass without asking you about 9/11 and the Bush Administration. Do you notice any oddities about how the Bush Administration handled the events, the aftermath or the investigation of 9/11? Do you see any holes in the government's explanation of events?

    Joseph Wilson: I have obviously followed the inquiries into 9/11 and I know Dick Clarke and Rand Beers very well but I am not an expert.  I look to the "Jersey Girls" [Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza, Lorie Van Auken, and Mindy Kleinberg] who have so assiduously pushed the case in the memory of their late husbands, for real understanding. I have great admiration for them and for what they have done. They are not satisfied, so neither am I.  http://www.legitgov.org


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_C._Wilson

 

 

Morgan Reynolds

Morgan Reynolds, PhD


Morgan Reynolds, PhD
– Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor under George W. Bush 2001 - 2002.  Former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis.  Professor Emeritus, Economics, Texas A&M University.

Contributing author to 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out (2006).
  • Video interview with Alex Jones 6/2/06: "I first began to suspect that 9/11 was in inside job when the Bush-Cheney Administration invaded Iraq. … We can prove that the government’s story is false."  http://video.goo


  • Essay 6/9/05: "It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause(s) of the collapse of the twin towers [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] and building 7. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely [to] prove to be sound."  http://www.l...  


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Bio: http://nomoregames.net/index.php?page=bio

 

 

Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts, PhD


Paul Craig Roberts, PhD
– Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Ronald Reagan, "Father of Reaganomics".  Former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.  Currently Chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Former William E. Simon chair in political economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University.  Former Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  Author or co-author of several books on economics and politics, including; The Supply-Side Revolution (1985), Alienation and the Soviet Economy: The Collapse of the Socialist Era (1990), The Soviet Union After Perestroika (1991), The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America (2003).

  • Interview Alex Jones Show 1/9/08:

    "There's no accountability now, because the government got away with 9/11 and so any kind of violence is justified in terms of protecting us from terrorists or people who might have been a terrorist ...

    Well, I've never tried to hide anything. I just try to say what the evidence supports. I never believed 9/11, because I had engineering training at Georgia Tech and I could tell when a building is being blown up by explosives. Any fool can look at those films and see the buildings aren't falling down, they're blowing up." At 9:25 of the segment at http://www.youtube.com


  • Endorsement of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out: "This is the most important book of our time. Distinguished national and international scientists and scholars present massive evidence that the 9/11 Commission Report is a hoax and that the 9/11 "terrorist attack" has been manipulated to serve a hegemonic agenda in the Middle East. The book's call for a truly independent panel of experts to be empowered to bring out the true facts must be heeded or Americans will never again live under accountable government." http://www.interlinkbooks.com


  • Essay 8/16/06: "We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings, to "pancake" at free fall speed. Therefore, it is a non-controversial fact that the official explanation of the collapse of the WTC buildings is false."   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info


  • Essay 2/6/06: "There are not many editors eager for writers to explore the glaring defects of the 9/11 Commission Report. One would think that if the report could stand analysis, there would not be a taboo against calling attention to the inadequacy of its explanations." http://www.counterpunc


  • Bio: http://www.vdare.com/roberts/bio.htm

 

 

Catherine Austin Fitts

Catherine Austin Fitts


Catherine Austin Fitts
– Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush. Former Managing Director and Member of the Board of Wall Street investment bank, Dillon, Read & Co

  • Audio interview with Dennis Bernstein Flashpoints Pacifica Radio Network 9/9/04: Regarding 9/11 "The official story could not possibly have happened.  In other words, what the administration has put forward is essentially a conspiracy theory  that does not conform to the facts.  It’s not possible.  It’s not operationally feasible... The Commission was a whitewash." (About 45 minutes into the file.)  http://www.kpfa.org


  • Essay 3/22/04: "The first category of people who benefited were those who are guilty and complicit in designing, implementing and financing the 9-11 operation. On such a sophisticated and successful covert operation, the people responsible would have had budgets and financing and would have organized the operation to maximize their political and financial benefits."   http://globalresearch.ca


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Bio: http://www.solari.com/about/ca_fitts.html

 

 

Burt Hall

Burt Hall


Burt Hall
– Former Group Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office on national security matters, 35 years of service evaluating, for Congress, activities of the Department of Defense, the three military services and their major contractors. He served also on a congressional commission, similar to the 9/11 one, and with the Office of Management and Budget. Graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program. WWII Vet. Co-author of Misuses of Power - How the Far Right Gained and Misuses Power (2005) and How the Experts Win at Bridge (1996).
  • Essay Reopening the 9/11 Investigation 1/17/10:

    "In OpEd News.Com of January 8, 2010, 911 Widows strongly objected to the absence of any accountability for the 9/11 and Xmas Day terror attacks. Their position is that without personal accountability there will be no impetus to prevent future failures. The major issue they raise is: "The 9/11 Commissioners would not assign any accountability nor did they recommend that incompetent people be fired".

    The 9/11 Widows are on the right track, but don't have the full story because the 9/11 Commission didn't disclose it. The White House was the real problem. How do you fire the President and Vice- President, except at election time?After rejecting the new office of homeland security, the Vice-President was supposed to set up a defense against domestic attacks. Over a period of several months his project never got off the ground. All the discussion about sharing of information and connecting dots at lower levels had nothing to do with the 9/11 outcome. How could it -- neither the President nor the Vice-President ever accepted what was then the most advanced threat in U.S. history? ...

    True accountability for 9/11 should be shared by the President, the Vice President and their national security team. An extensive article on this entire topic (including the White House cover-up) is out for possible publication. The article documents that our government at the very highest level had reliable information on the approaching 9/11 attacks, but did not make an attempt to stop them. To this day we do not know why, although the article suggests a possible reason. The 9/11 investigation should be reopened, and only then will the 911 Widows find some peace of mind in their long quest for accountability." http://www.opednews.com/articles   
    [For more information on the 9/11 widows, see Patty Casazza, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg, and Lorie Van Auken.]

 

 

Harry Ballantyne

Harry C. Ballantyne, ASA


Harry C. Ballantyne, ASA
– Chief Actuary, U.S. Social Security Administration, 1982 - 2000, responsible for monitoring the financial status of the Social Security system and estimating the effects of proposals to modify the program, reporting directly to the Commissioner of Social Security.  Prior to this appointment, Deputy Chief Actuary for short-range estimates 1975 - 1982.   Recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Senior Career Executives presented by Vice President Al Gore 1998.  Member of the Society of Actuaries, and of the American Academy of Actuaries.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "The evidence presented on this website, and a presentation by Morgan Reynolds, former Chief Economist, in the first George W. Bush Administration and Judy Wood, were convincing evidence to me that we have not heard the whole truth about the events of 9/11/2001. ...

    I continued to have some doubts that even the Bush Administration would not hide the truth of 9/11, however Ron Suskind's new book about the forged letter from Habbush rings true, in spite of the denials of the Bush Administration, and if they could stoop so low as to fake a letter from Habbush, then I believe they could cover up the truth about the horrendous events of 9/11."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

William Bergman

William Bergman, MA, MBA


William Bergman, MA, MBA
– Former Economist and Senior Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1990 - 2004.  In 2003 - 2004, he was assigned to investigate terrorism-related money laundering.
  • Essay Curious Coincidences of 2001: Following the 9/11 Money Trail 1/4/06: "On p. 172 of the final [9/11 Commission] report, after discussing money laundering issues, the commission concluded, "To date, the U.S. government has not been able to determine the origin of the money used for the 9/11 attacks.  Ultimately, the question is of little practical significance."

    This rather ridiculous statement suggests that some of the biggest bones may be buried in the financial area.  Examples include wire transfers from Pakistan to Mohamed Atta in Florida bank accounts in mid-2001, a spike in U.S. currency growth in July and August 2001, suspicious activity reporting by financial institutions in July and August 2001, and the commission’s misleading description of the emphasis on counterterrorism in anti-money laundering initiatives.

    As early as October 2001, government investigative work and media reports publicly suggested that Mohamed Atta had been receiving wire transfers in bank accounts in Florida in the year before 9/11.  Some of those transfers were reported to have been arranged by people linked to Pakistani intelligence services as well as al-Qaeda.

    One of those reportedly involved in making the transfers [General Mahmoud Ahmed] left his position as Director of the Pakistani intelligence service soon after September 11.  This person happened to be visiting Washington the week before 9/11, and was having breakfast with leaders of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees on the very morning of 9/11 – leaders of the subsequent Congressional Joint Inquiry into the events of September 11.

    A complete discussion of what we know about these transfers, whether these transfers were or were not made, and if they were, who arranged them and how, would seem to be a critical element of any full and complete investigation.  Yet, amazingly, and yet, perhaps not so amazingly, they went unmentioned in the 9/11 commission’s final report. ...

    Under-explored financial issues relating to 9/11 appear to be part of a broader, significant problem.  The 585-page final report of the 9/11 Commission is extensively footnoted and superficially impressive.  Many people worked long and hard on it.  However, in a statement following the Able Danger revelations several months ago, members of the September 11th Advocates (the above-noted victim families group) aptly described the report as a "hollow failure."  Unanswered questions pointing to serious issues abound, and in a variety of areas." http://www.911citizenswatch.org    [For more information on the September 11th Advocates, see Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg, and Lorie Van Auken.]


  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the 9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Senator Bob Graham, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Major John Newman, and Michael Meacher


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission states in its Monograph on Terrorist Financing, "The U.S. government investigation unequivocally concluded that there was no evidence of illicit trading in the U.S. markets with knowledge of the terrorist attacks. The Commission staff, after an independent review of the government investigation, has discovered no reason to doubt this conclusion." For more information on 9/11-related investment irregularities, see Paul Zarembka, Marc Chesney, and Ernst Welteke .

 

 

Enver Masud

Enver Masud, BS EE, MS OR, PE


Enver Masud, BS EE, MS OR
(Operations Research), PE – Former Chief, Strategic and Emergency Planning Branch, U.S. Department of Energy.  Engineering management consultant.  Expert in electrical power grid management.  Consulted for World Bank, EBRD, and USAID in Albania, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Latvia, Norway,Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania.  Former Director, Office of Engineering, Washington, D.C. Public Service Commission.  Served on the System Planning Subcommittee, the International Practices Subcommittee, and the Long Range Planning Task Force of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE).  Author of more than 120 technical and non-technical articles and reports.  Founder and CEO of The Wisdom Fund, and recipient of the 2002 Gold Award from the Human Rights Foundation for his book The War on Islam.  He is also a contributing author of Islam: Opposing Viewpoints, and 9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out.
  • Statement to this website 6/6/07: "The 9/11 Commission Report is fatally flawed.  The major conclusions of the 9/11 Commission Report - the official, conspiracy theory - are false.  Among its many problems;

    1. It is entirely silent on the collapse of WTC Building 7. 

    2. The FBI has admitted it has no hard evidence that Bin Laden was responsible for the attacks of 9/11. 

    3. To this day, the hijackers' identities remain in doubt. 

    4. Evidence, including the lack of adequate debris, at both the Pentagon and Shanksville contradicts the official theory of Flights 77 and 93.    

    5. There is prima facie evidence of the controlled demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and Building 7."

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Bio: http://www.twf.org/bio/em.html


  • Blog: http://911sig.blogspot.com

 

 

Joel Hirschhorn

Joel S. Hirschhorn, PhD


Joel S. Hirschhorn, BS Metallurgical Engineering, MS Metallurgical Engineering, PhD Materials Engineering
– Senior Staff Member, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment 1978 - 1990.  Testified more than 50 times before Congress on technology, science, and environmental issues.  Former Director of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, National Governors Association.  Dr. Hirschhorn has been a consultant to industrial and chemical companies, DOE laboratories, state governments, and public interest organizations.  Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1965 - 1978.  Co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention at www.foavc.org.  Member, Board of Directors, National Foundation for Environmental Education.  Member, Board of Directors, Sustainability Now!  Author of more than 150 papers, articles, guest editorials, and book chapters on environmental science and technology.  Author of Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government (2007), Sprawl Kills (2005), New Community Design to the Rescue (2001), Growing pains: Quality of Life in the New Economy (2000), Prosperity without Pollution (1991), Materials Science (1975), Introduction to Powder Metallurgy (1969).
  • Essay 9/11 Truth Manifesto 12/19/07: 

    "For evidence that America’s political system is a criminal conspiracy, open your mind to piles of new analyses that prove beyond doubt that the official 9/11 story is a lie.  Years of a bipartisan cover-up of 9/11 lies make it much more than one horrendous past event.  It endures in infamy as a symptom of a corrupt and dishonest government.

    Every day we pay for what 9/11 and its cover-up have burdened us with, including the costly Iraq war and the erosion of the rule of law and constitutional rights.  Power elites have suppressed the truth because they fear what will happen when the public understands that 9/11 was not accomplished solely by foreign terrorists.

    Technically sound analyses of what happened at the World Trade Center have unequivocally shown that the official 9/11 story is not credible (www.ae911truth.org).  Truth seekers have met their burden of proof; the government has not met theirs.  Simply put, controlled demolition brought down three buildings, not fires from the impact of planes on two of them.  Not only was the US government involved, it has also conspired to hide the truth from the public.  Why?  Republican and Democratic politicians and power elites fear that 9/11 truth will remove what little public trust remains in government.  The truth will produce political instability, perhaps breaking the two-party stranglehold on our political system.  And it should.  And it must, if we are to finally obtain the deep political reforms our nation desperately needs.

    The decline started before George W. Bush and his criminal co-conspirators accelerated it with their blatant disregard for the rule of law and our Constitution.  It will continue, even with a Democratic administration, unless we reform our political system.  We must remind Americans that our nation was born in an insurrectionist, populist rebellion against political tyranny – and that 9/11 teaches us that we need a Second American Revolution.  We must destroy the domestic Axis of Arrogance of our plutocracy more than fear a foreign Axis of Evil.  How?

    A vast nationwide grassroots 9/11 truth movement is ignored by the mainstream news media.  Its success will be the catalyst for renewing American democracy.  It will produce a shock wave that rattles the brains of all Americans: Shock therapy from a truth so powerful and unsettling that Americans finally see the decline of American democracy that allowed 9/11 and its cover-up.

    Make no mistake, the 9/11 truth movement holds the future of the United States.  We are not subversive “conspiracy theorists” or enablers of foreign terrorism.  We are patriotic warriors working to nullify group delusion produced by government propaganda.  Dozens of books and websites reveal countless technical contradictions and inconsistencies with the official government 9/11 story and the laws of physics.  The weight of the evidence supports one painful verdict: Our federal government played a role, probably through a large “black op.”  The “why” is obvious: To justify an unjust war to serve corporate interests and greed." http://www.opednews.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

Mary Schiavo

Mary Schiavo, JD


Mary Schiavo, JD
Former Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation 1990 - 1996.  Former Professor of Aviation, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation and Professor of Public Policy, Ohio State University.  1997 inductee into the Smithsonian Institution Aviation Laurel Hall of Fame.  Currently, an attorney with Motley Rice LLC.  Served as an on-air aviation consultant for NBC and ABC News and frequently appears on Fox, CNN, CBS and the BBC.  Private pilot.  Author of Flying Blind, Flying Safe (1998).
  • Article The New York Observer 2/15/04:  "Ms. Schiavo sat in on the commission's hearing on aviation security on 9/11 and was disgusted by what it left out.  "In any other situation, it would be unthinkable to withhold investigative material from an independent commission," she told this writer.  "There are usually grave consequences.  But the commission is clearly not talking to everybody or not telling us everything." ...

    The timeline that is most disturbing belongs to the last of the four suicide missions -- United Airlines Flight 93, later presumed destined for the U.S. Capitol, if not the White House.  Huge discrepancies persist in basic facts, such as when it crashed into the Pennsylvania countryside near Shanksville.  The official impact time according to NORAD, the North American Air Defense Command, is 10:03 a.m.  Later, U.S. Army seismograph data gave the impact time as 10:06:05.  The FAA gives a crash time of 10:07 a.m.  And The New York Times, drawing on flight controllers in more than one FAA facility, put the time at 10:10 a.m.

    Up to a seven-minute discrepancy?  In terms of an air disaster, seven minutes is close to an eternity.  The way our nation has historically treated any airline tragedy is to pair up recordings from the cockpit and air-traffic control and parse the timeline down to the hundredths of a second.  But as Mary Schiavo points out, "We don't have an NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigation here, and they ordinarily dissect the timeline to the thousandth of a second."  http://www.observer.com/node/48805


  • Press conference statement 6/10/02: "First of all, the question is not 'What they should have known?'  And I believe I can show you in just a few seconds the question is, 'What did they know?'  And believe me, they knew a lot.

    The second thing to emphasize is that in every single aviation disaster, whether there was intervening criminal activity or not, in every single one in the course of modern aviation history it has been followed by, not only were it necessary, a criminal investigation, but also a National Transportation Safety investigation into what went wrong in the aviation system.  And the reason for that is so that it never happens again.   [Editor's Note: The NTSB never conducted full investigations of the four plane crashes on 9/11.  The NTSB's official position for each plane involved on 9/11 is, "The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Safety Board provided requested technical assistance to the FBI, and this material generated by the NTSB is under the control of the FBI. The Safety Board does not plan to issue a report or open a public docket."]

    This is the first time, and this is the worst disaster, but this is the first time that families have been attempted to be silenced through a special fund, which I believe is about silence more so than about money.  Why? ...

    And from my rounds on the Hill to find these facts and others, I found that the airlines approached members of Congress and the Senate to get their bailout and their immunity and their protection starting on 9/11.  They sent their first lobbyist up to the Hill on 9/11.  And this has been confirmed to me personally by Senators and members of Congress.  Now to me that's very shocking but to me it raises another question, why?  Why did they have to rush to the Hill to change the law? ...

    So in the wake of September 11, 2001, when we heard the carriers and governments alike saying, “Oh, no one could have foreseen this. No one knew that this was coming.  No one knew that there was any risk like this in the world,” is absolutely false. ...

    In the last thirty years we have had 682 hijackings.  682.  Here's an interesting statistic. When we had the United States saying, 'Oh, we couldn't have known this.'

    In the Q&A section:  "We did have another plot in the United States to hijack a plane and crash it into a building.  And, by the way, we had a government cost/benefit analysis of this very same scenario.   The only problem with this government cost/benefit analysis was they used a 737 and figured it would be one plane crashed into a building.  So I do believe that the government certainly knew that these things were possible.  In fact it had been attempted before and the information was out there.  But we do tend to get, as a government, tend to get bogged down in the cost/benefit analysis.

    And I, for one, happen to agree that the warnings were very fairly specific.  June 22nd FAA issued a bulletin that had concerns about terrorism.  July 2nd FAA told the airlines the man involved in the millennium plot had intention of using explosives in terminal buildings.  July 18th the FAA issued a bulletin that said there are terrorist threats and we urge you to use caution.  July 31 that there are going to be terror groups planning and training for hijacking.   Use caution. And finally August 16th disguised weapons.

    So I think the warning signs were not only ample but specific and there was previous attacks where planes were going to be used to crash into buildings.  So only the government can probably answer now at this point why they didn't take them seriously."
    Video: http://www.propagandamatrix.com
    Transcript: http://www.scoop.co.nz


  • Editor's note: Mary Schiavo's statements of fact that a.) 682 hijackings of commercial airplanes had occurred in the 30 years prior to 9/11, on average one every 16 days, b.) the US government was previously aware of "another plot in the United States to hijack a plane and crash it into a building", c.) the government had conducted cost / benefit analysis of the scenario of terrorists crashing Boeing 737's into buildings, and d.) recitation of the numerous FAA terrorism warnings in the two months prior to 9/11 demonstrates that no imagination was needed to envision the events of 9/11, which is in direct contradiction to 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean's description of the main cause of 9/11 "... this was a failure of policy, management, capability, and, above all, a failure of imagination."  See also Ellen Engleman, former Chair, National Transportation Safety Board, and Coleen Rowley, former Special Agent, FBI.


  • Bio: http://www.motleyrice.com

 

 

Ellen Engleman

Ellen Engleman, JD, MPA


Ellen Engleman, JD, Master Public Administration – Former Chair, National Transportation Safety Board 3/03 - 12/07. Former Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA), U.S. Department of Transportation 9/01 - 3/03. Former governmental affairs executive for GTE North 1987 - 1992. Former Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Former Personal Assistant to former Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin. Currently Director of External Relations at Johnson Space Center.
  • Public Comment at National Transportation Security Summit 10/30/01:

    "... 12 days prior to the incident on September 11th, we were going though a tabletop exercise. It was actually much more than a tabletop… in preparation for the Olympic games, at the Department of Transportation, which was a full intermodal exercise. During that exercise, part of the scenario, interestingly enough, involved a potentially highjacked plane and someone calling on a cell phone, among other aspects of the scenario that were very strange when twelve days later, as you know, we had the actual event." http://transweb.sjsu.edu


  • Editor's note: Ellen Engleman's statement of fact that airplane hijacking drills were conducted at the Department of Transportation 12 days before 9/11 demonstrates that no imagination was needed to envision the events of 9/11, which is in direct contradiction to 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean's description of the main cause of 9/11 "... this was a failure of policy, management, capability, and, above all, a failure of imagination."  See also Mary Schiavo, former Inspector General, Department of Transportation, and Coleen Rowley, former Special Agent, FBI.

 

 

 

Kenneth Mead

Kenneth M. Mead, JD


Kenneth M. Mead, JD
– Former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation.  Member of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency.  Prior to becoming Inspector General, he served for 22 years with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress' investigative arm.  Recipient of: the Career Achievement Award from the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency and the Distinguished Service Award and Meritorious Service Award from the GAO.  Currently Special Counsel in the law firm of Baker Botts.
  • New York Times article "FAA Official Scrapped Tape of 9/11 Controllers' Statements" 5/6/04:

    "At least six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, 2001, made a tape recording that same day describing the events, but the tape was destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a transcript or even listening to it, the Transportation Department said in a report today. ...

    But officials at the center never told higher-ups of the tape's existence, and it was later destroyed by an FAA official described in the report as a quality-assurance manager there. That manager crushed the cassette in his hand, shredded the tape and dropped the pieces into different trash cans around the building, according to a report made public today by the inspector general of the Transportation Department. ...

    The inspector general, Kenneth M. Mead, said that the officials' keeping the existence of the tape a secret and the decision by one to destroy it had not served "the interests of the FAA, the department or the public" and could foster suspicions among the public. ...

    On the tape, the controllers, some of whom had spoken by radio to people on the planes and some who had tracked the aircraft on radar, gave statements of 5 to 10 minutes each, according to the report. ...

    One of the central questions about the events of that morning is how the FAA responded to emerging clues that four planes had been hijacked. A tape made within hours of the events, as well as written statements given later, could help establish that. ...

    The quality-assurance manager destroyed the tape between December 2001 and February, 2002. By that time, he and the center manager had received an e-mail message sent by the FAA instructing officials to safeguard all records and adding, "If a question arises whether or not you should retain data, RETAIN IT."

    The inspector general attributed the tape's destruction to "poor judgment."

    "The destruction of evidence in the government's possession, in this case an audiotape particularly during times of a national crisis, has the effect of fostering an appearance that information is being withheld from the public," the inspector general's report said. "We do not ascribe motivations to the managers in this case of attempting to cover up, and we have no indication that there was anything on the tape that would lead anyone to conclude that they had something to hide or that the controllers did not carry out their duties."  http://www.nytimes.com


  • Bio: http://www.bakerbotts.com

 

 

Eleanor Hill

Eleanor Hill, JD


Eleanor Hill, JD
– Former Staff Director of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry (JICI) of the U.S. Congress on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Former Inspector General of the Department of Defense.  Former Chair of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency, Co-chair of the Intelligence Community Inspectors General Forum, and Member of the Attorney General’s Council on White Collar Crime.  Former Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.  Former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Tampa, Florida and Special Attorney with the Organized Crime Section of the U.S. Justice Department.  Awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal by Secretary William Perry.  Awarded the Bronze Palm to the Distinguished Public Service Medal by Secretary William Cohen.  Currently Partner with the law firm of King & Spalding.
  • Interview on CBC 10/29/03:

    Hearings about the intelligence failure began on Capitol Hill several months after 9/11. A Congressional Committee was formed to investigate just what happened and why. The focus was to be on what U.S. intelligence agencies knew - or should have known - prior to the bombings.

    The much anticipated 800 page report was released in the summer of 2003. (go to the web site for the report)

    Most of the attention has been focused on 28 pages that have been ordered classified and blacked-out to the public.

    People familiar with the missing pages claim that they deal with the Saudi government's relationship with the 9/11 hijackers.

    In an interview with the fifth estate, Eleanor Hill, chief investigator for the Committee, would only confirm that those files dealt with sources of foreign support for the hijackers.

    "Because they're classified I can't tell you what's in those pages. I can tell you that the chapter deals with some information that our committee found in the FBI and CIA files that was very disturbing. It had to do with sources of foreign support for the hijackers."
    http://www.cbc.ca


  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the 9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Senator Bob Graham, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, William Bergman, and Michael Meacher.


  • Article by Gail Sheehy 8/24/03: "A month later, on the morning of July 24, before the scathing Congressional report on intelligence failures was released, Kristen [Breitweiser] and the three other moms from New Jersey with whom she'd been in league sat impassively at a briefing by staff director Eleanor Hill: In fact, they learned, the FBI had open investigations on 14 individuals who had contact with the hijackers while they were in the United States. ...

    Eleanor Hill, the universally respected staff director of the JICI investigation, shares the moms' point of view.  "One of our biggest concerns is our finding that there were people in this country assisting these hijackers," she said later in an interview with this writer. "Since the FBI was in fact investigating all these people as part of their counterterroism effort, and they knew some of them had ties to Al Qaeda, then how good was their investigation if they didn't come across the hijackers?"  http://www.observer.com/node/47983


  • Bio: http://www.kslaw.com/bio/Eleanor_Hill

 

 

Terry Bruner

J. Terrence "Terry" Brunner


J. Terrence "Terry" Brunner
– Former prosecutor in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Justice Department and a key member of Attorney General Bobby Kennedy’s anti-corruption task force.  Former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.    Former Executive Director of the Better Government Association 1971 - 2000.  Currently Director, Aviation Integrity Project.
  • Article CBS News 3/5/03:  "Here we've got the most important event in America in the past 50 years, the most horrible thing that's happened to Americans, and yet we pick a bunch of people who are connected to the very people who are at the center of the question of who's at fault," says Terry Brunner, a former federal prosecutor who now runs the Aviation Integrity Project in Chicago. "It's ridiculous."

    Brunner checked out the commissioners and discovered that out of 10, at least six represent the very companies they're now investigating.

    He says they are: "Fred Fielding, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines; Slade Gordon represents Delta Airlines; Sen. Max Cleland – $300,000 from the airline industry; Jim Thompson represents American Airlines; Richard Ben-Veniste represents Boeing and United Airlines; and Rep. Tim Roemer - Boeing and Lockheed Martin."

    "They're all up to here, with either being connected to the airlines or to the manufacturer of the airplane," says Brunner.

    One of the commissioners, former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson, once represented United and still counsels American - the very airlines involved in the Sept. 11 attack.

    "The issue of my firm's representing American shouldn't be taken too far," says Thompson. "I don't think the commission as a whole is conflicted."

    "When you've got six out of the ten people, a majority of the group, are connected in that way, how can they make an honest call?" asks Brunner." http://www.cbsnews.com

John Loftus

John Loftus

John Loftus – Former Federal Prosecutor, Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Department of Justice under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.  Former U.S. Army Intelligence officer.  Currently author and frequent media commentator on terrorism and intelligence services.

  • Article The Guardian 9/6/03: "The information provided by European intelligence services prior to 9/11 was so extensive that it is no longer possible for either the CIA or FBI to assert a defence of incompetence." http://www.guardian.co.


  • Bio: http://www.harrywalker.com

 

 

George Kenney

George Kenney


George Kenney
– Former career Foreign Service Officer, serving as Yugoslav desk officer at the State Department headquarters in Washington, DC.  Resigned his commission in 1991 over US policy towards the Yugoslav conflict.  Then served as consultant in residence at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Currently consultant and commentator on foreign affairs and current events.

  • Audio interview of James Fetzer 2/25/06:

    "I must admit it's difficult for me, as a former bureaucrat, to imagine that people within the US government could pull off a successful conspiracy.  On the other hand, I cannot believe, much as I might like to, the standard account of 9/11."  http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2006


  • Audio interview of David Ray Griffin 5/11/07: 

    Written introduction to the interview:  "So you implement one of the most stupendous black-ops of all time.  Considering the multitude of variables, you've put together a fairly convincing cover story that fixes blame on Islamic terrorists.  Using the full weight of the political establishment you bulldoze away public discussion of the truth.  A complaisant press repeats your lies in a ciclo infinito forte.  Though a few malcontents won't buy it, they're marginalized.  Then along comes your worst nightmare: a distinguished theologian whose cross-disciplinary specialization involves highly sophisticated reasoning that requires familiarity with logic, science, and the scientific method — a man with no personal vested interest whatsoever (and no way to falsely hang one on him), who digs in tenaciously to ask the right questions, and who becomes a true patriotic hero to many.  In short order, despite the media blackout, a very large percentage of the public becomes skeptical.  Such is the story of Dr. David Ray Griffin, a leader of the 911 Truth movement and author most recently of Debunking 9/11 Debunking.  We all owe David an enormous debt of gratitude for his insights, energy, and determination.  It was a real privilege to talk with him, and I'm sure his balanced views will continue to gain public support.  Total runtime here of an hour and thirteen minutes.  Listen carefully and please redistribute widely."

    Mr. Kenney's commentary after the interview:  "We should strive to clearly separate what we know from things we don't.  Thus, we have a reasonably high level of confidence that the Establishment conspiracy narrative is absurd.  The World Trade Center structures came down through controlled demolition.  Flight 93 was shot down over rural Pennsylvania.  And whatever it was that hit the Pentagon could not have been Flight 77.  Further, whatever his peripheral involvement, the planning and implementation of 9/11 did not originate with Osama bin Laden.

    But we don't know who the real culprits are, why they acted, or how exactly they managed to stage events.  This continues to be a vexing problem for the 9/11 Truth Movement because without those answers the entire alternative narrative suffers when compared to the Establishment version.

    One way to get at this is to empanel a high-level truly neutral international jury to sort out the facts, as David Ray Griffin and others have suggested doing.   The other is to keep digging until more of the truth comes out, which will probably take a very long time.

    And a last point, when we're spending such huge sums on a national security state, when it's literally the case that nobody knows where all the money goes and where experts on the spending say that leakage amounts to billions and billions of dollars, it's not so difficult to imagine how much black-ops mischief a billion or two might buy.  Think about it."  http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2007


  • Bio: http://www.electricpolitics.com/faq.html

 

 

Fred Burks

Fred Burks


Fred Burks
– Former State Department Interpreter for Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Al Gore, Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright.  18-year State Department career.

  • Essay:  "How is it possible that our military's highly touted missile detections systems could not locate Flight 77 in the 42 minutes it was known to be lost before it crashed into the heart of the defense system of the U.S.? …

    An even bigger question is why isn't our media asking these questions?  Why isn't our military spending many millions of dollars to find out why military defense systems failed on 9/11?  Why is it that the 9/11 commission budget was far less than the budget allotted to the Challenger Disaster or even the Monika Lewinsky affair?" http://www.wanttoknow.info/911star


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article

 

 

Michael Springmann

J. Michael Springmann


J. Michael Springmann
– Former career Foreign Service Officer with the State Department and the International Foreign Trade Administration of the Commerce Department.  Former Consular Officer in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he supervised the issuance of visas. 20-year Federal Government career.

  • Video of Speech to National Press Club 6/10/02: "I used to be in charge of the visa section at the CIA's Consulate in Jeddah. ... There for a year and a half I issued visas to terrorists recruited by the CIA and its asset Osama Bin Laden. ... Fifteen of the nineteen people who allegedly flew airplanes into buildings in the United States got their visas from the same CIA Consulate at Jeddah." http://youtube.com


  • Interview BBC 11/6/01: "In Saudi Arabia I was repeatedly ordered by high level State Dept officials to issue visas to unqualified applicants. These were, essentially, people who had no ties either to Saudi Arabia or to their own country. I complained bitterly at the time there. I returned to the US, I complained to the State Dept here, to the General Accounting Office, to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and to the Inspector General's office. I was met with silence. ...

    What I was protesting was, in reality, an effort to bring recruits, rounded up by Osama Bin Laden, to the US for terrorist training by the CIA. They would then be returned to Afghanistan to fight against the then-Soviets." http://news.bbc.co.uk


  • Interviewed in the documentary film Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11  10/26/07:

    "After September 11, 2001, when I heard about the planes crashing into the World Trade Towers and into the Pentagon, I said, 'Jeez, this was the same -- these were the same people according to the Los Angeles Times who had gotten their visas from the American Consulate General at Jeddah.'  I called the Federal Bureau of Investigation and tell them essentially about the visas for terrorist program.  I did this.  I called and I called and I called. I was passed from one office of the FBI to another and ended up at the Washington field office.  And someone there said, 'We'll get back to you.'  Well, six years later, I'm still waiting."


  • Editors Note: Mr. Springmann's statements contradict the 9/11 Commission Report's statement, "But Bin Laden and his comrades had their own sources of support and training, and they received little or no assistance from the United States." (page 56). See also statement by Robin Cook, former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom regarding CIA training of Al-Qaida.


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com


  • Bio: http://www.Springmannslaw.com/Overview.shtml

 

 

Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg, PhD


Daniel Ellsberg, PhD
– Former Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense. Former State Department envoy to Viet Nam. While working for the government, Ellsberg attained the ultimate civil service grade of GS-18, equivalent to a Major General.  Former U.S. Marine Corps officer. Former military analyst for the Rand Corporation.  Most well known for leaking the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times in 1971.

(See also Senator Mike Gravel.)
  • Interview by Jack Blood on Deadline Live show on GCN radio 7/14/06: Regarding 9/11 "There is no question in my mind, that there is enough evidence to justify a very comprehensive and hard hitting investigation of the kind we have not seen. With subpoenas, general questioning of people, releasing a lot of documents. There’s no question that very serious questions have been raised about how much they knew before hand and how much involvement there may have been."  http://www.infowars


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Bio: http://www.ellsberg.net

 

 

Craig Uhl

Craig Michael Uhl, MD


Craig Michael Uhl, MD – Former Diplomat and Desk Officer for Tanzania and Uganda, U.S. State Department. Former Physician, U.S. Navy, 10 year Navy career.
  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04:

    "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Member: Veterans For 9/11 Truth  Association statement:

    "Our mission, simply put, is to save the United States of America and to defend it from all enemies, foreign and domestic. To that end, we seek to restore true values, integrity, honesty, and leadership in government at the local, state and national level. We are opposed to tyranny and corruption. We seek to move this Nation from a state of perpetual warfare to a state of prolonged peace and prosperity.

    In pursuit of our mission we have initially chosen to present evidence exposing the deception and lies that many in the military/intelligence/industrial/media establishment have been telling Americans and the world since September 11, 2001 concerning the events of that tragic day. Our mission includes seeking, discovering, and presenting evidence revealing the truth about the events of 9/11."  http://www.v911t.org

 

 

Robin Hordon

Robin Hordon


Robin Hordon
Former FAA Air Traffic Controller at the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, located in Nashua, NH, 1970 - 1981.  FAA Certified Commercial Pilot.  FAA Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Ground Instructor.  After leaving the FAA, he had a 12-year career in the field of comedy ending up as artistic coordinator for "Catch A Rising Star" in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.
  • Statement to this website 4/10/07: "I knew within hours of the attacks on 9/11/2001 that it was an inside job.  Based on my 11-year experience as an FAA Air Traffic Controller in the busy Northeast corridor, including hundreds of hours of training, briefings, air refuelings, low altitude bombing drills, being part of huge military exercises, daily military training exercises, interacting on a routine basis directly with NORAD radar personnel, and based on my own direct experience dealing with in-flight emergency situations, including two instances of hijacked commercial airliners, I state unequivocally;  There is absolutely no way that four large commercial airliners could have flown around off course for 30 to 60 minutes on 9/11 without being intercepted and shot completely out of the sky by our jet fighters unless very highly placed people in our government and our military wanted it to happen.

    It is important for people to understand that scrambling jet fighters to intercept aircraft showing the signs of experiencing "IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES" such as going off course without authorization, losing a transponder signal and/or losing radio contact is a common and routine task executed jointly between the FAA and NORAD controllers. The entire "national defense-first responder" intercept system has many highly-trained civilian and military personnel who are committed and well-trained to this task.  FAA and NORAD continuously monitor our skies and fighter planes and pilots are on the ready 24/7 to handle these situations.  Jet fighters typically intercept any suspect plane over the United States within 10 - 15 minutes of notification of a problem.

    This type of "immediate, high speed, high priority and emergency" scramble had been happening regularly approximately 75 - 150 times per year for ten years. ...

    I believe that 9/11 was what is known as a "False Flag Operation" in which a country inflicts casualties upon itself, and then blames it on an enemy that they want to go to war against.  It is one more instance in the United States’ long history of using "False Flag Operations" and blatant propaganda to ramp-up hostile emotions towards an enemy in a population otherwise resistant to going to war."  Link to full statement and expanded bio


  • Article 3/12/07: "When it became clear that there hadn't been a systems failure of any kind on the morning of September 11th, Hordon was certain that something had gone terribly wrong within the upper echelons of authority.  A pilot (third level air carrier) as well as an ATC, he is well versed on in-flight emergency protocol.  He is also adamant that if these procedures had been followed on 9/11 not one of the hijacked planes would have reached their targets.

    "I'm sorry but American 11 should have been intercepted over southwest Connecticut—bang, done deal." ...

    The unfathomable delays seen in military action on 9/11 are inconceivable to those who have painstakingly investigated the matter -- and for a man who worked for years keeping air travel over the U.S. safe. ...

    "I think we all have to agree that, one way or another, the U.S. military was involved in the attacks.  The advantage that Rumsfeld had is that he can classify, reshape, make available, make unavailable any information that he wants, at any time and deny that information to the public for any reason, especially national security." http://www.prisonplanet.com

 

 

Danielle O'Brien

Danielle O'Brien


Danielle O'Brien
- Air Traffic Controller, Dulles Tower, Washington, D.C. On duty the morning of 9/11/01.
  • ABC News 20/20 6/18/04:

    "Air traffic controller Danielle O'Brien was at the Dulles Tower outside Washington, D.C., that morning [of 9/11]. ...

    At the Dulles tower, O'Brien saw the televised pictures from New York and headed back to her post to help other planes quickly land. "We started moving the planes as quickly as we could. Then I noticed the aircraft. It was an unidentified plane to the southwest of Dulles, moving at a very high rate of speed. I had literally a blip and nothing more." ...

    At a speed of about 500 mph, the plane was headed straight for what is known as P-56, prohibited air space 56, which covers the White House and the U.S. Capitol.

    "The speed, the maneuverability, the way that he turned, we all thought in the radar room, all of us experienced air traffic controllers, that that was a military plane," said O'Brien. "You don't fly a 757 in that manner. It's unsafe." ...

    "This must be a fighter. This must be one of our guys sent in, scrambled to patrol our capital, and to protect our president, and we sat back in our chairs and breathed for just a second," said O'Brien. ...

    "We lost radar contact with that aircraft. And we waited. And we waited. And your heart is just beating out of your chest waiting to hear what's happened," said O'Brien. "And then the Washington National [Airport] controllers came over our speakers in our room and said, 'Dulles, hold all of our inbound traffic. The Pentagon's been hit.' " http://abcnews.go.com


  • Editor's note: No mention of Todd Lewis', Danielle O'Brien's and other air traffic controllers belief that, because of its speed and maneuverability, the plane they observed on their radar approaching Washington was a military plane appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks." The 9/11 Commission Report merely states, "At 9:32 controllers at Dulles Terminal Radar Approach Control observed a primary radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed." Nor is there any mention in the Report that in direct violation of FAA orders to maintain all evidence, an FAA official secretly destroyed the only audio tape made on 9./11 of the recollections of at least six air traffic controllers who had personally handled or spoken with the hijacked flights. "That manager crushed the cassette in his hand, shredded the tape and dropped the pieces into different trash cans around the building, according to a report made public today by the inspector general of the Transportation Department." See Kenneth M. Mead, JD, Former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, for additional information.

 

 

Todd Lewis

Todd Lewis


Todd Lewis - Air Traffic Controller, Dulles Tower, Washington, D.C. On duty the morning of 9/11/01.
  • Dateline NBC Interview 9/11/02:

    Todd Lewis: " One of my colleagues, saw a primary target moving quite fast from northwest to the southeast.  So, we all started watching that target.  And she notified the supervisor.  But nobody knew that was a commercial flight at the time.  Nobody knew that was American 77.”

    Tom Brokaw: “What did you think, it was a military flight of some kind –

    Todd Lewis: “I thought it was a military flight.  I thought that Langley had scrambled some fighters and maybe one of them got up there.”

    Tom Brokaw: “It was really moving fast.”

    Todd Lewis: “It was moving very fast, like a military aircraft might move at a low altitude.”
    At 1:40 of the Part 4 video segment at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14754701/page/0/
    Transcript also available on that page.


  • Editor's note: No mention of Todd Lewis', Danielle O'Brien's and other controllers belief that the plane they observed on their radar approaching Washington was a military plane appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks." The 9/11 Commission Report merely states, "At 9:32 controllers at Dulles Terminal Radar Approach Control observed a primary radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed." Nor is there any mention in the Report that in direct violation of FAA orders to maintain all evidence, an FAA official secretly destroyed the only audio tape made on 9./11 of the recollections of at least six air traffic controllers who had personally handled or spoken with the hijacked flights. "That manager crushed the cassette in his hand, shredded the tape and dropped the pieces into different trash cans around the building, according to a report made public today by the inspector general of the Transportation Department." See Kenneth M. Mead, JD, Former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, for additional information.

 

 

Karen Johnson

Senator Karen S. Johnson


Senator Karen S. Johnson – Elected Member, Arizona State Legislature 1997 - present.  Chairman: Family Services Committee.  Co-Chairman: Joint Legislative Committee on Children and Family Services.  Member: Finance Committee, Appropriations Committee, and K-12 Education Committee.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • We Deserve the Full Truth about 9/11  Letter to the Editor, The Arizona Republic 5/3/08:

    "After three government investigations and more than six years, we still don't have answers on 9/11.

    Why, for example, did Building 7 collapse? It wasn't hit by a plane, as the towers were. The 9/11 Commission Report completely ignores Building 7. The Federal Emergency Management Agency report discounts fire as a cause and concludes that the reasons for the collapse of Building 7 are unknown and require further research. But when FEMA issued this report, it already cleared the site and disposed of the dust and steel (evidence from a crime scene), thus possibly committing a felony and complicating any "further research."

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal agency, which evaluated the collapse of the towers, has yet to issue its report on Building 7. "We've had trouble getting a handle on Building 7," said the acting director of their Building and Fire Research Lab.

    Yet a number of private-sector engineers, architects, and demolition experts have not had that problem. They think Building 7 came down by controlled demolition. The building collapsed suddenly, straight down, at nearly free-fall speed. People heard the explosions, and saw the squibs and the characteristic billowing clouds of pulverized concrete so unique to demolitions. There is no reason to think that Building 7 came down for any other reason than explosive demolition.

    And speaking of pulverized concrete, fire does not pulverize concrete. Even the collapse of one floor upon another wouldn't pulverize concrete the way the Twin Towers disintegrated.

    Think back to that day: Those towers didn't just fall down. If they had, we would have had huge chunks of concrete breaking apart and falling into a massive pile of rubble. The buildings likely would have toppled erratically sideways and left a much larger pile of debris.

    But that's not what we witnessed. The towers didn't collapse - they disintegrated.

    We watched them explode into dust, not knowing exactly what we were seeing. Very little intact concrete was found in the rubble. The sheer energy required to pulverize that much concrete into dust can only come from an explosive process.

    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. Why is the government refusing to even consider demolition as a possibility? What are they afraid of?

    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.

    Even the co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission are upset with the commission report. They have accused the CIA and the military of "obstructing" the investigation. Former Commissioner Max Cleland resigned, stating that the Commission was "compromised." Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has criticized the report for its inaccuracies and unanswered questions.

    The events of 9/11 have never been properly investigated. It's about time they were." http://www.azcentral.com


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "More than six years after 9/11, we still have not had a thorough investigation of the causes of that tragedy.  I am so impressed by the research of Dr. Steven Jones, Frank Legge, Tony Szamboti, David Ray Griffin, and many others.  My concern deepens every time I read a new article.  As the evidence of controlled demolition mounts, my desire for a new investigation increases.  I want to add my voice to the voices of AE for 911 Truth."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Website: http://www.azleg.gov

 

 

Suzi Wizowaty

Rep. Suzi Wizowaty, MA


Rep. Suzi Wizowaty, MA – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of Vermont 2008 -  present.  Member, Health Care Committee. Adjunct Instructor, Division of Communication & Creative Media, Champlain College. Member of the Graduate Adjunct Faculty, St. Michael's College. Author of A Tour of Evil (2005), The Round Barn (2002)
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation:

    "There are too many contradictions and too many unanswered questions not to pursue a fuller investigation." http://pl911truth.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Charles Weed

Rep. Charles F. Weed


Rep. Charles F. Weed – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 2000 -  present.  Member, Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee.  Professor of Political Science, Keene State College 1972 - present.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement:

    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."


  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation:

    "The 'official' versions of events occurring on 9/11 do not hold up to empirical scrutiny. A real investigation with qualified special prosecutors--holding subpoena power--is essential for legitimating the US government, and getting beyond the abuses of the Bush Administration." http://pl911truth.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Barbara Richardson

Rep. Barbara Hull Richardson


Rep. Barbara Hull Richardson – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 1992 - present.  Vice Chairman, Children and Family Law Committee. Retired Social Worker and Social Work Administrator, State of New Hampshire 1973 - 1991.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement:

    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Peter Espiefs

Rep. Peter S. Espiefs, JD


Rep. Peter S. Espiefs, JD – Former Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 2000 - 2008. Former Member of the Judiciary Committee, the Ways and Means Committee, the Right to Know Oversight Commission, and the Medical Malpractice and Insurance Oversight Committee. Retired Attorney. Retired Probate Court Judge (20 years). Former Attorney, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Former Instructor, Business Law and Political Science, Franklin Pierce College. Former Instructor, Business Law, Keene State College. Former Infantry Officer, U.S. Army.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement:

    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Betty Hall

Rep. Betty B. Hall


Rep. Betty B. Hall – Former Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 1978 - 2002. Member and former Chair, Hollis/Brookline School Board (COOP), 2004 - present, 1963 - 1971.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement:

    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Peter Allen

Rep. Peter H. Allen, PhD


Rep. Peter H. Allen, PhD – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 2000 - present. Member, Committee on Environment and Agriculture. Former Senator, New Hampshire State Senate 1971 - 1972, 1978 - 1980. Retired Forestry Ecologist. Former Ecologist, New Hampshire Water Supply and Pollution Control Commission. Former State Research Forester, New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands. Former Research Forest Ecologist, United States Forest Service. Former Assistant Professor, Colby-Sawyer College.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement:

    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Paul Harrington

Rep. Paul Harrington


Rep. Paul Harrington – Former Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement:

    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."

 

 

Simcha Felder

Simcha Felder, MBA, CPA


Simcha Felder, MBA, CPA
Member of the City Council and Chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations
, New York City. Also serves as a Member of the following committees: Sanitation & Solid Waste Management; Education; Land Use; Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Disability Services; Zoning & Franchises. Previous governmental experience includes working for the New York State Assembly; the Comptroller of the City of New York; and as a tax auditor for the New York City Department of Finance.  Former Professor of Management at Touro College and City University of New York, Brooklyn College.
  • Signatory, New York City Ballot Initiative for a new investigation into 9/11 11/09: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report.

    WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and

    WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ...

    An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."


  • Website: http://council.nyc.gov/d44/html/members/home.shtml

 

 

Jonathan Weisbuch

Jonathan Weisbuch, MD, MPH


Jonathan B. Weisbuch, BS Civil/Sanitary Eng, MD, MPH
– Director, Department of Health and Social Services, State of Wyoming 1987 - 1989.  Former Health Officer, State of North Dakota 1976 - 1980.  Former Director of Correctional Health Services, State of Massachusetts 1974 - 1976. Former Chief Health Officer, Maricopa County, and Director, Maricopa County Public Health Department 1997 - 2004.  Medical Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services 1989 -1995. 

Past President and Past Vice President, American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) and AAPHP's representative to the American Medical Association.  Recipient of the Ben Freedman Award for 'long and dedicated service to AAPHP and the practice of Public Health'.  Chair, National Commission on Correctional Health Care 1998 - 1999.  Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine.  Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine.  Former Officer, U.S. Navy.  Editorial Consultant, American Journal of Public Health.  Associate Editor, Journal of Public Health Policy 1980 - 1984.  Author of more than 40 articles pertaining to public health issues.  Co-author, The Challenges of Community Medicine (1974).

Dr. Weisbuch's extensive academic experience includes:
  • Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, College of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Clinical Professor, Public Health and Epidemiology Southwestern College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Executive Coordinator for Global Health and Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute and College of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Associate Chairman and Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Arizona School of Medicine / Public Health
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business Administration, Arizona State University
  • Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Dept of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and School of Public Health
  • Office of the Dean, Charles Drew School of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Community Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, University of Kentucky School of Medicine.
  • Review of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions 1/14/07: "David Griffin's analysis of the Kean-Zelikow bipartisan Report of the events leading up to the highjackings of four aircraft on September 11, 2001, is a "must read" for anyone concerned with the subsequent history of the Bush Administration and the "War on Terror." All may not be as we initially were lead to believe: That fundamental Muslims with the desire to bring down America, plotted a massive terror event that culminated in the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the fields of Pennsylvania. This conventional wisdom, supported by the media reporting immediately following the catastrophe, and subsequently "documented" by the Kean-Zelikow Report as analyzed in detail by Dr. Griffin is shown to be laced with omissions of fact, distortions of events, and the rewriting of the history leading to and during September 11, 2001. ..." http://www.amazon.com


  • Bio: http://www.ssbn630.org/id118.html

 

 

Herbert Hoffman

Herbert J. Hoffman, MA, PhD


Herbert J. Hoffman, MA, PhD – Former Chief Mental Health Coordinator and Director of Manpower Development and Training, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Retired Clinical Psychologist.  In his 40-year career, Dr. Hoffman held several academic and senior professional positions, including; Lecturer (Psychology), Boston University.  Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Assistant Professor of Research, Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, Brandeis University.  Founder and Faculty Member, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.  Executive Director, Brookline (MA) Mental Health Association.  Veteran, U.S. Army.
  • Statement in support of Medical Professionals petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "I have been following the 9/11 "story" for over 7 years.  The most significant impediment for citizens even considering that the U.S. government is in some way complicit is the unwillingness to entertain that possibility.  The fact that the government and the 9/11 Commission Report could not/would not address certain questions raised by the Jersey Girls, scientists, pilots etc., questions which would seem to have easily available factual responses, strongly suggests "cover up." 

    I refer to such items as:  release of the Pentagon and other videos of the Pentagon crash; explanation of the debris scatter at the PA "crash" site; explanation of how these obviously "hijacked" airliners were not intercepted in a timely fashion -- especially the one in DC; a more evidence-based, scientific explanation of the fall of the twin towers and Building 7. 

    The failure to produce this information/evidence, along with much more, can only lead to one conclusion:  THERE IS A COVER UP.  There is much data to strongly suggest who and what are being protected and shielded by this cover up.  Hopefully a sufficient number of citizens will shed their denial and demand answers and explanations from our nations leaders."


  • Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Philip Berg

Philip J. Berg


Philip J. Berg, Esquire
– Former Deputy Attorney General, State of Pennsylvania.

  • Article 10/29/04: "The official story of what actually took place on 9-11 is a lie." http://www.americanfreepress.net


  • Interviewed in the documentary film Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11  10/26/07:

    "There is no question in my mind that those buildings, based on the laws of physics, could not have collapsed without the assistance of a bomb.".


  • Statement 1/4/07: "Berg continued there is overwhelming evidence that: "Bush and his cronies made 9/11 happen or let it happen.  And, if they let it happen, then they made it happen.  Either way, they are responsible; and more important, they have completely and unequivocally covered-it-up!" MS Word doc at http://www.911forthetruth.com/pdfs/PR_01042007.doc


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Bio:  http://www.911forthetruth.com

 

 

Roy Andes

Roy H. Andes, MA, JD


Roy H. Andes, MA, JD – Former Assistant Attorney General, State of Montana.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "As an attorney who is meticulously attentive to issues of evidence and proof, and one very-little inclined to conspiracy theories, I was profoundly skeptical when a friend asked me to view Richard Gage's "Blueprint for Truth" with him.  Over the course of that two-hour viewing, however, I became convinced that there is substance to Mr. Gage's conclusions, and that they deserve serious attention from appropriate authorities.  That this may have happened, causes me grave concern for our country.  Under the circumstances, I am not sure to what authorities we can entrust this matter and its attendant consequences."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com


  • Bio: http://www.collaborationinstitute.com/bio-roy.htm

 

 

Donald R. Bustion, JD
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Donald R. Bustion, JD
– Former Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas.

Adjunct Professor, Political Science, Southern Arkansas University. 
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

David E. Bauer, JD
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David E. Bauer, JD
– Former Assistant Attorney General, State of Maine (1989-1991) and General Counsel of the State of Maine Bureau of Revenue Services (formerly Bureau of Taxation), 1991-2005.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I have studied the available evidence carefully and it is obvious to me that the buildings did not collapse simply because of fire. Even without all the technical evidence, including evidence of thermite, etc. common sense tells anyone viewing videos of the collapses with an open mind that explosives were used. The massive amounts of ejecta and dust cannot be explained otherwise."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

 

 

Michael Mennard, PhD
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Michael Mennard, PhD
– Retired career Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department.  Served as Regional Public Affairs Officer in India.  Contributing author to The Suppressed Serbian Voice and the Free Press in America (1994)
  • Statement to this website 5/6/07: "I am concerned about the numerous inconsistencies in the official account of 9/11.  I support a new investigation regarding the tragic events of that day, the events leading up to it, and subsequent efforts to ignore the whole matter."


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

 

 

 

 

William R. Nugent, B EE, PE
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William R. Nugent, B EE, PE
– Retired Assistant Director of Research at the Library of Congress' Information Technology Services (22 years of service).  Served in a variety of positions at the Library, including Director of Technology of the Center for Innovative Management and Technology and as Assistant Director of Automated Systems.  Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, State of Massachusetts. Author of The Preservation and Archiving of Digital Information: A Handbook for Curators (1997).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: "Controlled demolition is the only scientifically plausible explanation of the collapses of the three buildings.  Recall that in 1945 a 10-ton U.S. B-25 bomber hit the 79th floor of the much older Empire State Building.  The building remained and remains fully intact though 3 crew members and 11 office workers died.  The 9-11 investigations were scientifically shoddy and much important evidence was prematurely disposed of.  A fresh and unbiased investigation is urgently required of this, our 'new Pearl Harbor'."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04: "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org

 

 

Robert J. Carton, MS, PhD
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Robert J. Carton, MS, PhD – Retired Environmental Scientist and Researcher. Former Chief, Environmental Protection Office of Regulatory Compliance & Quality, U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command. Former Risk Assessment Manager, Office of Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency (20 year EPA career). Former President, National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 2050, which represents EPA professionals, including 1100 lawyers, scientists, and engineers at EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04:

    "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org
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Paul Hellyer

Paul Hellyer


Paul Hellyer
– Former Minister of National Defense of Canada. Former Deputy Prime Minister.  Former Member of House of Commons.

  • Video interview with Kyle Hence 5/27/04: Regarding 9/11

    "Why did the President just sit in the schoolroom when he heard the news?  Why did he not acknowledge that he already knew what was going on?  As a former Minister of National Defense, when the news came out I had to wonder.  Why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being scrambled from Andrews [Air Force Base]? ... With a quick action alert they should have been there in five minutes or ten minutes. ...

    I think the inquiry has been very shallow, very superficial.  I would like to see a much tougher, more in-depth inquiry. … I would like to see someone in a position of authority ask those questions and insist on getting answers, at least to why some of the things that happened that seem to be, for an ordinary person, inexplicable. …

    I'm very disturbed about a lack of transparency.  Everyone talks about it, and no one is willing to come clean, as it were. ... We have to try and get the truth. … I hope that somebody has the courage and persistence to keep at it until we get it."
    Video: http://www.septembereleventh.org
    Transcript: http://www.septembereleventh.org/alerts/hellyer.php


  • Bio: http://www.nationmaster.com

 

 

Steve Beckow

Stephen Beckow


Stephen Beckow
– Retired Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.  Former Historian at the National Museum of Man (now known as the Canadian Museum of Civilization).
  • Essay 9/11/07:  "George Bush says that he entered the 'war against terror' to avenge the deaths of 3,000 Americans who died on 9/11.

    Three-thousand Americans did die on 9/11 and, even though I am a Canadian and not an American, I honor every one of them. But, in my view, they did not die in an act of foreign terror.

    I allege that they died at the hands of unknown parties under the direction of President George Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. ...

    The bottom line is that there are no reasons of 'national security' for hiding all the details of 9/11. There is only 'fear of impeachment'.”  http://21stcenturycicero.wordpress.com

     


  • Essay 9/19/07:  "A growing consensus of Americans (and, in my case, Canadians) believe that 9/11 was a "false flag" operation carried out by the Bush administration and their agents in the American military and intelligence communities. ...

    On behalf of all (Canadians or Americans) who have blamed Muslims for the events of 9/11, I apologize for having accepted the official version of events.

    I assert that there are no grounds for blaming Muslims for 9/11.

    I contend that all racial profiling that has occurred since then has just been part of a drama designed to hide a false-flag operation.

    I argue that the “war on terrorism,” as of 2001, was non-existent.  Our actions since then may have created one, but that is another matter.

    I allege that the Bush Administration has used terror alerts since 9/11 as a way of manipulating the public.

    Recently, the Bush administration has given signs that it plans a second 9/11 to kickstart an illegal war on Iran (see my OpEdNews article, The Chronology of a Second 9/11).

    If such a horrible catastrophe as a nuclear attack on an American city (the likeliest spot appears to be Portland) is perpetrated upon the people of the United States, I remind them that this too is a Bush-administration crime and has nothing to do with Muslims.

    George Bush and Dick Cheney are the real terrorists.  They are guilty of mass murder and high treason.  And we are complicit through our silence and in accepting as the explanation their false charges against Muslims."  http://www.opednews.com

  • Website: http://impeachspace.ning.com/profile/unity22

 

 

Peter Dale Scott

Peter Dale Scott, PhD


Peter Dale Scott, PhD
– Former Canadian diplomat who served at the United Nations and the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.

Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of Drugs, Oil and War (2003), and seven other books including Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993, 1996) and The Iran-Contra Connection (in collaboration, 1987).  Co-editor of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out (2006).  His writings deal among other matters with U.S. covert operations and their impact on democracy at home and abroad. 
  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05 (p.52): "The American people have been seriously misled about the origins of the al Qaeda movement blamed for the 9/11 attacks, just as they have been seriously misled about the reasons for America’s invasion of Iraq. ...

    The 9/11 Commission Report assures Americans that "Bin Ladin and his comrades had their own sources of support and training, and they received little or no assistance from the United States.  This misleading statement fails to consider that:

       –  Al Qaeda elements received considerable indirect U.S. Government assistance, first in Afghanistan until 1992, and thereafter in other countries such as Azerbaijan (1992-95) ...

      –  Key members of the network which became al Qaeda, such as Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, Ali Mohamed, Mohamed Jamal Khalifa, and lead hijacker Mohammed Atta, were granted visas to enter the United States, despite being suspected of terrorism.  Al Qaeda foot soldiers were also admitted to the United States for training under a special visa program. ... [Editor's note: See also J. Michael Springmann.]

      –  Repeatedly al Qaeda terrorists were protected by FBI officials from investigation and prosecution." [Editor's note: See also Coleen Rowley and Bryan Sacks.] http://www.vt911.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Bio: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~pdscott/

 

Paul Ray

Paul H. Ray, PhD


Paul H. Ray, PhD
– Former Chief of Policy Research on Energy Conservation, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources of the Government of Canada. Former Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Co-author of The Cultural Creatives (2000).
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Website: http://www.integralpartnerships.com

 

 

Walter Pitman

Walter Pitman, BA, MA


Walter Pitman, BA, MA – Former Member of the Canadian House of Commons 1960 - 1962. Former Member of the Ontario Legislature 1967 - 1971.  Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada (1992). Appointed Member of The Order of Ontario, the province's most prestigious official honor, for outstanding contribution to society in Ontario and around the world (1991). Former President of Canadian Association of Adult Education. Former Director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Former Director of the Ontario Arts Council. Former President of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. Former Dean of Arts and Science at Trent University. Former President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Author of Louis Applebaum : A Passion for Culture (2002) and Elmer Iseler: Choral Visionary (2008).
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation:

    "As a member of both the Canadian House of Commons and the Ontario Legislature in the '60's and early '70's, and in the realization of the death and destruction that has come from the 9/11 attack - an accurate account is essential.  As an historian with some knowledge of official documents I found the Commission Report quite inadequate. If integrity and transparency are to be elements of a democratic state, an investigation by neutral and knowledgeable people is essential." http://pl911truth.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Bill Goodacre

Bill Goodacre


Bill Goodacre – Member of the British Columbia (Canada) Legislature, 1996 - 2001. Served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; and Minister Responsible for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation:

    "I've been following the 9-11 Truth work pretty well since that day and was led to deep questioning by the Barrie Zwicker series on Vision TV just months after 9/11. " http://pl911truth.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Michael Meacher

Michael Meacher


Michael Meacher
– Former Under Secretary for Industry, Under Secretary for Health and Social Security, Minister for the Environment, and Member of the House of Commons (UK).

  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Video 5/6/06:  Regarding the 9/11 Commission Report  "It was a 580-page avoidance of any serious explanation. … The official investigative report says the US has never been able to find the sources of financing for 9/11.  And then they say this "That after all is a matter of no great importance." [Editor's note: 9/11 Commission Report, p.172]

    I find that astonishing.  It is a matter of absolutely central importance. So there was a very great deal of evidence.  And it seems to me extraordinary that the United States with its stupendous military capabilities and the most technologically advanced country in the world completely and totally failed to follow up on these leads." http://video.google


  • Essay 7/22/04: "[Ahmed Omar Saeed] Sheikh is also the man who, on the instructions of General Mahmoud Ahmed, the then head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), wired $100,000 before the 9/11 attacks to Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker. It is extraordinary that neither Ahmed nor Sheikh have been charged and brought to trial on this count. Why not? ...

    When Ahmed was exposed by the Wall Street Journal as having sent the money to the hijackers, he was forced to "retire" by President Pervez Musharraf. Why hasn't the US demanded that he be questioned and tried in court?" http://www.guardian.co


  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the 9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Senator Bob Graham, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Major John Newman, and William Bergman.

  • Bio: http://www.epolitix.com

 

 

Tony Benn

Tony Benn


Tony Benn
– Former Member of British Parliament 1942 - 2001. Longest serving MP in the history of the Labour party.  Former Minister of Technology.  Former Secretary of State for Industry.  Former Secretary of State for Energy.  Former Postmaster General.

  • Signatory: Petition For An Independent International Truth Commission On 9/11. "[T]he Bush administration has never offered a detailed and documented account of its claims about the events of 9-11 which have allegedly revolutionized human affairs. Nor has it explained obvious and serious discrepancies in its own statements and actions. No systematic proof has ever been published or offered as to who the terrorists were, how they operated, where they came from, and why they were not stopped. ...

    The Kean-Hamilton panel’s limited funding from Congress makes a mockery of the tragedy of 9-11, considering that it is only a small fraction of the huge sums spent to investigate Bill Clinton. ...

    We therefore call upon statesmen, thinkers, journalists, investigators, artists, scientists, jurists, academics, humanitarians, religious leaders, activists and other eminent personalities from around the world to form an Independent International Truth Commission dedicated to preventing unproven assertions about 9-11 from setting the stage for a new world conflagration." http://iitc.911review.org/


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn

 

 

Robin Cook

Robin Cook


Robin Cook
(1946 - 2005) – Member of British Parliament and Holder of two cabinet posts; Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1997 - 2001 and Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council 2001 - 2003. He resigned the latter post on March 17, 2003 in protest against the invasion of Iraq.
  • Essay The Guardian 7/8/05 :

    "Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians." http://www.guardian.co.uk


  • Editors Note: Mr. Cook's statement contradicts the 9/11 Commission Report's statement, "But Bin Laden and his comrades had their own sources of support and training, and they received little or no assistance from the United States." (page 56). See also former U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer J. Michael Springmann's statement about CIA training of Al-Qaida.


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Cook

 

 

George Galloway

George Galloway


George Galloway
– Member of British Parliament 1987 - present.  Co-author of Downfall: The Ceausescus and the Romanian Revolution (1990).  Author of I'm Not the Only One (autobiography 2004), Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington: The Brit Who Set Congress Straight About Iraq (2005), Fidel Castro Handbook (2006).

 

 

Annie Machon

Annie Machon


Annie Machon
– Former MI5 Intelligence Officer (the UK equivalent of the U.S. FBI). Initially served in the Counter-Subversion department, officially known 'F2'. Later served in 'T Branch', the Irish counter-terrorism section and then 'G Branch', working on international counter-terrorism; 6 years of service. Resigned in 1996 to blow the whistle on illegal activities within MI5 and MI6 (the UK equivalent of the U.S. CIA).
  • Video Presentation at College of Marin, Kentfield, CA 9/22/08:

    "We picked up a book. Of course it's the first book many of us will have read about 9/11. It was The New Pearl Harbor by David Ray Griffin. And I devoured it in a period of 24 hours.

    It was like the scales falling from my eyes. It's so obvious there's so much evidence that we at least require a new inquiry into this. ...

    I feel passionately we have to do something about this. On behalf not only of the families of the victims and the survivors and the eyewitnesses, but also the first responders; all those thousands of people who did their best to help their fellow human beings and ended up sick and dying because they were lied to by the U.S. government.

    It's the duty of any thinking citizen, I think, to just carry on campaigning for a new independent and potentially international inquiry to really get to the bottom of this.

    And let's think; it's not for us to prove the whole of our theories; any theories we have. There are many, many examples of weak links in their chain; their official story.

    Even the [9/11] Commissioners have now said that they were set up to fail. If that's not an indication we need a new inquiry, I don't know what is. ...

    The controversy around why the towers came down; all three of them.

    The put options; the financial speculation on the fact that the shares of the airlines would plunge.

    The failures, massive endemic failures of the air defenses of this country. That at least should require a decent, proper inquiry. And a whole range of other issues. ...

    So there's this whole wealth of evidence, strong evidence that directly contradicts the official account and that's why we demand a new inquiry. We need one." Beginning at 40:10 of the video at http://video.google.com


  • Website: http://www.anniemachon.com

 

 

Andreas von Buelow

Andreas von Buelow, PhD


Andreas von Buelow, PhD
– Former State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defense of West Germany.  Former Minister of Research and Technology.  Member of Bundestag (Parliament) 1969 - 1994.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Video 5/6/06:  "The official story is so inadequate and far-fetched that there must be another one."   http://video.google.com


  • Article/Interview 1/13/02: "The planning of the attacks was technically and organizationally a master achievement.  To hijack four huge airplanes within a few minutes and within one hour, to drive them into their targets, with complicated flight maneuvers!  This is unthinkable, without years-long support from secret apparatuses of the state and industry."   http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/VonBuelow


  • Documentary Shadowplay 2008:   "This whole behavior of government after 9/11 shows me that there must be these people which brought it about.  It must be very, very high up. ...  I think so.  It's a covert operation, a typical covert operation where you have patsies, false flag, where you prepare everything to blame different people from the people which really did the things.  But they are able to influence the public opinion in order to say, 'Well, the Muslims are our real foes, which we have to fight.'"  http://www.youtube.com


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


Horst Ehmke

Horst Ehmke, PhD

Horst Ehmke, PhD – Former Minister of Justice (West Germany).  Former Minister for Research and Technology.  Cabinet Member under Chancellors Kurt Kiesinger and Willy Brandt 1966 - 1974.  Professor of Law, University of Freiburg

 

 

Eckart Werthebach

Eckart Werthebach, JD


Eckart Werthebach, JD
– Former President, Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany’s domestic intelligence service 1991 - 1995.  Mayor of Berlin 2000 - 2001.  Berlin's Minister of the Interior 1998 - 2001.
  • Article Euro Intel Experts Dismiss ‘War on Terrorism’ as Deception 12/4/01: "Eckehardt [sic] Werthebach, former president of Germany's domestic intelligence service, Verfassungsschutz, told AFP that "the deathly precision" and "the magnitude of planning" behind the attacks of September 11 would have needed "years of planning."

    Such a sophisticated operation, Werthebach said, would require the "fixed frame" of a state intelligence organization, something not found in a "loose group" of terrorists like the one allegedly led by Mohammed Atta while he studied in Hamburg.

    Many people would have been involved in the planning of such an operation and Werthebach pointed to the absence of leaks as further indication that the attacks were "state organized actions." http://www.rense.com

 

 

Axel Troost

Axel Troost, PhD


Axel Troost, PhD Economics
– Member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) 2005 - present.  German politician and political economist.  Member of the Left Party.  Since 1984 Managing Partner of PIW Progress Institute for Economic Research.  General Manager of the Office for Research in Rostock 1990 - 2001.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation.
    " [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Bio: http://www.bundestag.de/mdb/bio/T/troosax0.html


  • Website: http://www.axeltroost.de

 

 

Hans-Christian Stroebele

Hans-Christian Ströbele


Hans-Christian Ströbele
– Member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) 1985 - 1987, 1998 - present.  German politician and lawyer.  Member of the Green Party.
  • Written Reply to Constituent Inquiry 5/17/08:

    "Some years ago, I became concerned about the discrepancies in the account of the events of 9/11.  Many things still remain in the dark and many contradictions are unresolved.  This is mainly the result of the restrictive information policies of the U.S. administration.  In my opinion, it is likely that U.S. security agencies knew much more than they have admitted.  I also think it is possible that they were involved in the events.

    But theories that the U.S. administration and a group of individuals around the President were responsible for planning the attacks, I believe are incorrect.  And this is supported by numerous public findings and repeated admissions from Al Qaida leaders.

    However, I recently received more mail pointing out new evidence and proof for such theories [of U.S. government involvement].  I do not have the time right now to look into this in detail, but I intend to do so this summer when I have more time."  Original comment in German at http://www.abgeordnetenwatch.de  


  • Bio: http://www.bundestag.de/mdb/bio/S/stroeha0.html


  • Website: http://www.stroebele-online.de/

 

 

Hans Wallow

Hans Wallow


Hans Wallow
– Former Member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) 1981 - 1983 and 1990 - 1998. Former Assistant Secretary (Ministerialrat) Press and Information Office of the Federal Government responsible for Central and Latin America.  Former Director and Head of Federal Government Press and Information, responsible for areas of youth, family, health, research and technology, education and science. Frequent contributing writer to Friday, Rheinischer Merkur, and Berliner Zeitung. Author of Bitte einsteigen. Berichte aus dem politischen Alltag (Please get on board. Reports from political life) (1981), Richard von Weizsäcker in der Diskussion: Die verdrossene Gesellschaft (In discussion with Richard von Weizsäcker: The constantly complaining society) (1992), Der Profi: Rudolf Scharping (The Professional: Rudolf Scharping) (1994).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation.
    " [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Bio: http://webarchiv.bundestag.de


  • Website: http://www.hans-wallow.com/

 

 

Ernst Welteke

Ernst Welteke


Ernst Welteke
– Former President of Deutsche Bundesbank (German Federal Bank) 1999 - 2004.  German politician and political economist.  Member of the Hessian State Parliament, 1974 - 1995.

  • Telegraph Article 9/23/01: "Ernst Welteke, president of the Bundesbank, said financial investigators had found strong indications of suspicious dealings in gold and oil, as well as unusual movements in airline and insurance shares, in the days before the September 11 attacks in the United States.  ..."There are ever clearer signs that there were activities on international financial markets that must have been carried out with the necessary expert knowledge." http://www.telegraph.co.uk


  • Washington Post Article 9/22/01: "The president of Germany's central bank said today there was mounting evidence that people connected to the attacks in New York and Washington sought to profit from the tragedy by engaging in "terrorism insider trading" on European stock and commodity markets.

    Ernst Welteke, head of the Bundesbank, said a preliminary review by German regulators and bank researchers showed there were highly suspicious sales of shares in airlines and insurance companies, along with major trades in gold and oil markets, before Sept. 11 that suggest they were conducted with advance knowledge of the attacks.

    Welteke said his researchers came across what he considers almost irrefutable proof of insider trading as recently as Thursday, but he refused to release details pending further consultations with regulators in other countries.

    "What we found makes us sure that people connected to the terrorists must have been trying to profit from this tragedy,'' he told European finance ministers and central bankers." http://www.webcom.com/hrin/magazine/brussels.html


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission states in its Monograph on Terrorist Financing, "The U.S. government investigation unequivocally concluded that there was no evidence of illicit trading in the U.S. markets with knowledge of the terrorist attacks. The Commission staff, after an independent review of the government investigation, has discovered no reason to doubt this conclusion."  For more information on 9/11-related investment irregularities, see Paul Zarembka and William Bergman.


  • Bio: http://64.233.179.104:

 

 

Dieter Deiseroth

Dieter Deiseroth, JD


Dieter Deiseroth, JD – Judge at the Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) ), one of the five German Supreme Courts 2001 - present. Chief Judge of the Administrative Court in Münster and Head of the Data Protection Agency of North Rhine-Westphalia 1991 - 2001. Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe 1989 - 1991. Administrative Judge in Düsseldorf 1983 - 1989. Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German section of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) and Chair of the Whistleblowing Award Jury.
  • Interview Heise Online 12/15/09:

    "The results and conclusions of the 9/11 Commission are questionable. The Commission consisted predominantly of persons allied with the Bush government as well as having very close ties to the military-industrial complex and the secret services. That was certainly true for Henry Kissinger, who was first offered the Chairmanship of the Commission, but which had to be quickly withdrawn, because the public and large parts of the Congress significantly questioned its ability to be independent.

    And now, more than 8 years after 9/11, there still has been no independent agency or court investigation of the alleged or available evidence to determine who was responsible for the attacks of 9/11, at least not by constitutionally required standards and procedures. ...

    Since 9/11, as if on a continuous loop, it has been announced again and again, that Osama Ben Laden and Al Qaida had been responsible for the attacks. ...

    However, we must insist that if someone accuses Bin Laden of being responsible for the terrorist acts of 9/11, then they must also carry the burden of proving it. ...

    I state that the official US investigation report leaves a great many unanswered questions about 9/11. ...

    The alleged or actual proof for the official version of 9/11, stated by the Bush administration, so far has never been examined by an independent court. That was prevented from happening. ...

    Many lawyers, including very well-known experts in international law as for instance Professor Richard Falk (Princeton University) and Professor Burns Weston (University of Iowa), demanded that the United Nations should furnish an international, independent commission to examine the evidence and determine who was responsible for the terrorist attacks of 9/11. This demand appears to me to be quite reasonable. Such an independent investigation committee could provide important clarification ...

    I consider this proposal meaningful and necessary. Because it is an investigation of the primary official justification for a war (“Operation Enduring Freedom”) and for significant changes in the US legal system resulting from the so-called Homeland Security legislation. ...

    It is unfortunate that many within the media, are still not sufficiently prepared to face the issue of 9 / 11 and the unanswered questions. Perhaps because it would open up other abysses."

    The original article in German is available at
    http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/31/31729/1.html

 

 

Jochen Scholz

Lt. Col. Jochen Scholz


Lt. Col. Jochen Scholz, German Air Force (ret)
(Oberstleutnant der Bundesluftwaffe) – Retired German Air Force and NATO officer.  Represented Germany in various NATO committees and multi-national organizations.  38-year Air Force career, of which 12 years were in NATO service, and the final 6 years were with the German Federal Ministry of Defense.
  • Video documentary Unter Falscher Flagge (Under False Flag) 12/07:

    Regarding 9/11: "Ultimate responsibility for the so-called "air policing" and for alarming the interceptor pilots, in NATO terminology an "Alpha Scramble" when the planes go up, lies with the North American Air Defense Command NORAD.  It is the largest air defense center in the world watching for external as well as internal threats.  It has every single mouse on its radar screen. 

    Among the NATO nations, it is the general rule that within 10 to 15 minutes of the sounding of an alarm, planes have to be in the air.  It was exactly this which did not occur for over two hours.  Not one single interceptor plane made the attempt to force the [hijacked] planes down or even to investigate or anything else.  A story is told that prior to September 11th, 2001, in the same year more than 60 similar operations [air intercepts] were executed without a hitch. 

    And the smokescreens which have been put up by the official inquiry committee of the Congress that on this day an unbelievable number of exercises by the Air Force had taken place and so everyone had been confused and not able to tell the difference between real life and exercise.  That is simply incomprehensible for someone with a background in air defense.  Because exercises, with regard to air traffic control and air defense, are always separated from real life in air traffic."
    English subtitled version: http://nuoviso.com
    Original in German: http://www.nuoviso.de

 

 

Wolfram Elsner

Wolfram Elsner, PhD


Wolfram Elsner, PhD – Former head of the Planning Division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of Bremen and Director of the Bremen State Economic Research Institute, and Bremen State Official for Industrial Defense Conversion, 1989 - 2001. Currently Professor of Economics, Structural Research and Economic Policy, in the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Institute for Institutional and Socio-Economics (IISO), at the University of Bremen, Germany. Also Adjunct Professor, Doctoral Faculty, Department of Economics, University of Missouri. Chair of the German chapter of Economists for Peace and Security (formerly Economists Allied for Arms Reduction) 2003 - present. and is a member of the editorial and advisory boards of several international journals, including the Economics of Peace and Security Journal (EPSJ). He has organized the Joint Seminars of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and Economists for Peace and Security (EPS). Author, co-author and editor of numerous books on modern economics, including International Restructuring and Conversion of the Arms Industries and the Military Sector (2002), Arms, War, and Terrorism in the Global Economy Today (2007), Advances in Evolutionary Institutional Economics (2008), Konversion als Innovation: Die bremische Konversionsförderung 1992 bis 1995 (1998), Social Costs and Public Action in Modern Capitalism (2006).
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Albert Stahel

Lt. Col. Albert A. Stahel, PhD


Lt. Col.
(Oberstleutnant) Albert A. Stahel, PhD – Internationally recognized expert on military strategy.  Professor of Political Science, University of Zurich 1986 - present.  Head Lecturer for Strategic Studies, Military Academy (MILAK) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) 1980 - 2006.  Former Professor of International Relations, University of Geneva.

Managing Director and Vice President of the Forum Humanitarian Switzerland, Zurich.  Director of the Zurich Institute for Strategic Studies.  Member, The Military Conflict Institute, Washington DC.  Member, International Political Science Association, Oslo.  Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.  Member, Swiss Association of Political Science, St. Gallen.

Author, co-author, and editor of numerous articles and books on the subject of military strategy, modern warfare, terrorism, organized crime, nuclear weapons, airpower, and Afghanistan.  An extensive list of his many publications can be found here.
  • Article in Blick, the largest Swiss newspaper 9/15/06 "Now even the Swiss are saying, "The More We Research, The More We Doubt"

    "2,973 people died in the attacks of 9/11.  'Bin Laden' and 'Al Qaeda', screamed the Bush clan.  The world believed him.  Now, even scientists are beginning to doubt the Bush version.  The Swiss university professors Albert A. Stahel (63) and Daniele Ganser (34) are now asking heated questions.

    "Something is wrong," says military strategy expert Stahel in the 'Weltwoche' and refers to the 'incomplete' official 9/11 Report of the U.S. government in 2004.

    BLICK confirmed the professor's criticism at the University:

    "Osama Bin Laden is 'not the great godfather' behind the attacks. He does not have enough means of communication.

    Stahel also doubts that a passenger plane crashed into the Pentagon.  "For flight novice it is actually impossible to so precisely hit the building."

    Seven hours after the Twin Towers collapsed next to it, World Trade Center Building 7 also collapsed.  According to the official version, it burned a long time.  According to Stahel, "Nothing is clear."  Original article in German http://www.blick.ch


  • Tages Anzeiger Article 9/9/06: "Americans have been poorly and one-sidedly informed about 9/11.  First and foremost the SURPRISE Theory [The US government was not expecting the attack.] has been disseminated through every channel," according to Professor Albert Stahel of the University of Zurich.  "Now that is taking its toll.  Alternative media have launched a counter-attack, spreading the LIHOP Theory [The US government knew the attack was coming, but Let It Happen On Purpose.] and the MIHOP Theory [The U.S. government planned and executed the attack i.e Made It Happen On Purpose.]. Who wins will only be shown in the future.  Distrust of the government is great."
    English translation: http://www.danieleganser.ch
    Original in German: http://www.danieleganser.ch


  • CV: http://www.strategische-studien.com

 

 

Said Huber

Lt. Col. Said Huber


Lt. Col.
(Oberstleutnant) Said Huber – Attorney and Clerk of the Military Supreme Court of Switzerland (Militärkassationsgericht).  Former Artillery Officer of the Swiss Armed Forces.
  • Review of The 9/11 Conspiracy edited by James Fetzer, PhD 8/6/07:
    "Committed to Truth and scientific reasoning University Professor Emeritus James H. Fetzer (a former Marine Corps officer) explains together with eminent scholars and researchers in a breathtaking way all essential facts that all responsible citizens should know about the atrocities of 9/11.

    Examining thoroughly the scientific, historical, political, economical and psychological dimensions of these horrendous events they substantiate convincingly that

    1. the 9/11 government account (= official conspiracy theory) is provably false,

    2. all circumstantial evidence points at an "inside job" (yet to be subjected to impartial criminal investigation),

    3. the alleged (global) "war on terrorism" - an oxymoron - is a double deception upon humanity (enabling hidden robber-knight and Orwellian police-state agendas).

    Reading this book the question arises if the stratagem to call 9/11-Truth researchers names (or doing worse to them) reflects the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of those who refuse to LOOK at the facts with an open mind and to THINK logically ...

    Anyway I'm thrilled to see these brave scholars for 9/11-Truth stand up and prove - once more and beyond any reasonable doubt - that war IS a racket, as America's most decorated USMC Major General Smedley D. Butler believed (By the way: do you think this General was wrong to write: "There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."?)." http://www.amazon.com/review


  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com


  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation.
    " [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Francesco Cossiga

Francesco Cossiga


Francesco Cossiga
– President of Italy (1985 - 1992) and Former Prime Minister.  Also served as Undersecretary for Defence.  Former President of the Italian Senate.  Former Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Foreign Affairs Committee.  Former Professor of Constitutional Law, Sassari University.  Named "Doctor of Civil Law" from Oxford University.  Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford.  Member of the Council of the Foundation of the Academy of Philosophy Studies of Liechtenstein.  Honorary Senator of the Senate of the University of Bonn.  Holds honorary degrees from major universities around the world.  Author of Il Torto e il Diritto: Quasi un Antologia Personale (The Wrong and the Right: A Personal Anthology) (1993).
  • Article Corriere della Sera 11/30/07:  Mr. Cossiga commenting on a purported new video from Osama bin Laden:  "From areas around the Palazzo Chigi, nerve centre of direction of Italian intelligence, it is noted that the non-authenticity of the video is supported by the fact that Osama bin Laden in it 'confessed' that Al Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York.  However, all of the democratic areas of America and of Europe, with the Italian center-left in the forefront, now know full well that the disastrous attack was planned and executed by the American CIA and Mossad with the help of the Zionist world to falsely incriminate Arabic countries and to persuade the Western Powers to intervene in Iraq and Afghanistan."  Original article in Italian http://www.corriere.it


  • Book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA: "Cossiga indicated his suspicion that the attacks presupposed some form of complicity within the US security system. The mastermind of the attack, Cossiga observed must have been a "sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel. I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel." As for Bin Laden, Cossiga added that "it is not thinkable that he did everything by himself." (La Stampa 9/14/01, EIR 9/15/01) (p. 36) http://www.indymedia.org


  • Bio: http://de.camera.it/_presidents/schede/cossiga.asp

 

 

Ferdinando Imposimato

Ferdinando Imposimato


Ferdinando Imposimato
– Honorary President of the Suprema Corte di Cassazione (Supreme Court of Italy).  Former Senior Investigative Judge, Italy.  Presided over several terrorism-related cases, including the kidnapping and ultimate assassination of President Aldo Moro (1978), the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II (1981), other political assassinations and kidnapping cases and several cases against the Mafia.  Former Senator who served on the Anti-Mafia Commission in three administrations.  Former legal consultant to the United Nations regarding institution of laws to control drug trafficking.  Former President of TRIO (Transplant Recipient International Organization).  Author of Un juge en Italie : pouvoir, corruption, terrorisme. Les dossiers noirs de la Mafia (2000), La Grande Menzogna (2006).
  • Book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA by Webster Tarpley: "Ferdinando Imposimato, one of the most prominent investigating judges in Italy during the years of the Red Brigades, the Moro assassination, and the attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II, also found it impossible to accept the Bush administration account.  Imposimato was also a former senator and television personality. Speaking to students at Rome University on November 8, 2001 concerning the question of the clash of civilizations, Imposimato made clear that his own view of 9/11 centered on “the participation of internal US forces” in the attacks."  http://www.indymedia.org.uk


  • Essay Two Towers of Lies 4/9/07:  "The basic thesis of my book (La Grande Menzogna, 2006), which is based on documents, declarations, testimonies, legal proceedings and the results of investigations by American commissions is simple: the War in Iraq was not the just and unavoidable answer of the United States and Great Britain to the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, which they blamed on the treachery and malice of Saddam Hussein and who they also claimed was guilty of attempting to obtain atomic weapons in order to destroy the unsuspecting and innocent America.

    In reality, the War in Iraq, waged against the will of the overwhelming majority of world-wide public opinion, Pope John Paul II, and the United Nations, although it was launched 20 March 2003, had been planned for a long time before that.  There were multiple objectives for the War: the conquest of the oil resources of the Middle East, the extension of the imperial dominion of the United States and the support to the war industry of America, which spends 450 billions of dollars each year (the same amount as all the rest of the world combined and it all goes to a single entity: the Pentagon).

    In order to justify this unjust war and its deaths, that still today kills thousands of innocent victims in Iraq and all over the world, with unpredictable effects on international peace, a gigantic conspiracy came into being, that saw the participation of the CIA, the Mossad, MI5 (the British service) and of the SISMI (Italy's Military Intelligence and Security Service), of some journalists of the Washington Post and the New York Times, and the main collaborators in the White House and the Pentagon. ...

    The War in Iraq, in truth, was predicated on two false schemes prepared well before 9/11. The first was that Saddam had tried to import uranium ore [Yellowcake] from Niger, which was in the planning nine months before 9/11, the Joint British Committee Intelligence wrote in a its relationship: "confirmed sources do not say that the Iraqis are interested in acquiring uranium". The second one was that Saddam Hussein had ties with the terrorists of 9/11." (Original in Italian) http://www.megachip.info


  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com


  • Blog: http://ferdinandoimposimato.blogspot.com

 

 

Giulietto Chiesa

Giulietto Chiesa


Giulietto Chiesa
– Member of European Parliament, 2004 - present (Italy).  Vice Chairman, Committee on International Trade.  Member of Committee on Security and Defense.  Journalist 1980 - 2004.

  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Co-author: 9/11: Breaking the Wall of Silence Petition 12/07, which states:

    "September 11, 2001 has changed the course of history and changed the entire global framework.  Following the tragic and spectacular attack, which killed three thousand innocent people, most of the truisms of western culture have been shattered.  9/11 was followed by a U.S. offensive that has already produced two wars and changed not only the geopolitics of entire areas of the planet, but also the balance of power that had evolved over the previous decades.

    Although the attack has been responsible for changing the world with remarkable speed, a comprehensive explanation of the events of September 11, and their planning, took over three years to be drafted by a commission of inquiry authorized by the Congress of the United States.  And a single entity has been judged to be entirely responsible and condemned to life imprisonment.

    However a careful analysis reveals that the official version of 9/11 is not only deficient in dozens of essential points, but in dozens of other points it is demonstrably false.

    These falsehoods, the reluctance to begin the investigation, and the apparent inconsistencies of the official story, raise most serious questions.  There is no need to lie when the truth is clear. So, if the official powers lie, this means that they want to prevent the emergence of truth.  And the deceit indicates that the alleged suicide bombers did not act alone and that they had powerful allies at various levels of the U.S. establishment: in the institutions responsible for defending the security of the country. ...

    Faced with so many inexplicable oddities surrounding such a crucial event in our common history, we must ask questions and seek answers.  Many have done just that in the last several years and a huge amount of facts, data analysis, and images has already been collected and placed under the scrutiny of rigorous testing.  They confirmed all the suspicions.  We intend to add our own contribution to this work, aware that peace and democracy are in serious danger until these efforts manage to shed light on who was responsible and in what exact manner the terrorist attacks of September 11 were made. ...

    We are aware that assessments of the extent of official complicity in September 11 may vary considerably.  However we are compelled by our conviction of the need for an independent investigation and because of the enormity of these implications that it is absolutely essential.  We do this on behalf of the victims, foremost, but also to defend world peace and the lives of citizens, whose civil and human rights were seriously undermined, as a result of September 11, as were the fundamental conventions of international law."  The full text of the original petition in Italian is available at http://www.zerofilm.info


  • Speech 11/18/05 (video) : "Four years ago, an enormous media event changed the course of the world.  Billions of people were given only one explanation for that, which is entirely false.  Therefore everyone who dares to question it is treated as if he was a fool.  … Media are silent.  I believe you know what event I am speaking of; September 11."  http://video.google.com


  • Bio: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members

 

 

Gianni Vattimo

Gianni Vattimo


Gianni Vattimo
– Member of European Parliament, 1999 - 2004 (Italy).  Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.  Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport.

One of Italy's foremost contemporary philosophers.  Internationally recognized author, philosopher, and politician.  Professor of Philosophy  and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Turin.  Former visiting professor, Yale University, University of California at Los Angeles, New York University, and State University of New York.  Speaker and presenter at numerous seminars and conferences at various universities worldwide.  Member of the Academy of Sciences in Turin.   Recipient of honorary degrees from several universities.  Author of hundreds of scholarly articles and more than a dozen books about philosophy, ethics, religion, and politics.  An extensive list of his publications can be found here.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Signatory: 9/11: Breaking the Wall of Silence Petition 12/07, which states:

    "September 11, 2001 has changed the course of history and changed the entire global framework.  Following the tragic and spectacular attack, which killed three thousand innocent people, most of the truisms of western culture have been shattered.  9/11 was followed by a U.S. offensive that has already produced two wars and changed not only the geopolitics of entire areas of the planet, but also the balance of power that had evolved over the previous decades.

    Although the attack has been responsible for changing the world with remarkable speed, a comprehensive explanation of the events of September 11, and their planning, took over three years to be drafted by a commission of inquiry authorized by the Congress of the United States.  And a single entity has been judged to be entirely responsible and condemned to life imprisonment.

    However a careful analysis reveals that the official version of 9/11 is not only deficient in dozens of essential points, but in dozens of other points it is demonstrably false.

    These falsehoods, the reluctance to begin the investigation, and the apparent inconsistencies of the official story, raise most serious questions.  There is no need to lie when the truth is clear. So, if the official powers lie, this means that they want to prevent the emergence of truth.  And the deceit indicates that the alleged suicide bombers did not act alone and that they had powerful allies at various levels of the U.S. establishment: in the institutions responsible for defending the security of the country. ...

    Faced with so many inexplicable oddities surrounding such a crucial event in our common history, we must ask questions and seek answers.  Many have done just that in the last several years and a huge amount of facts, data analysis, and images has already been collected and placed under the scrutiny of rigorous testing.  They confirmed all the suspicions.  We intend to add our own contribution to this work, aware that peace and democracy are in serious danger until these efforts manage to shed light on who was responsible and in what exact manner the terrorist attacks of September 11 were made. ...

    We are aware that assessments of the extent of official complicity in September 11 may vary considerably.  However we are compelled by our conviction of the need for an independent investigation and because of the enormity of these implications that it is absolutely essential.  We do this on behalf of the victims, foremost, but also to defend world peace and the lives of citizens, whose civil and human rights were seriously undermined, as a result of September 11, as were the fundamental conventions of international law."  The full text of the original petition in Italian is available at http://www.zerofilm.info


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gianni_Vattimo


  • Website: http://www.giannivattimo.it/

 

 

Fernando Rossi

Fernando Rossi


Fernando Rossi
– Former Senator, Italy.  Secretary of the Senate's Committee on Constitutional Affairs.  Member of the Parliamentary Commission for Regional Issues.  Member of the Committee on Finance and the Treasury.
  • Signatory: 9/11: Breaking the Wall of Silence Petition 12/07, which states:

    "September 11, 2001 has changed the course of history and changed the entire global framework.  Following the tragic and spectacular attack, which killed three thousand innocent people, most of the truisms of western culture have been shattered.  9/11 was followed by a U.S. offensive that has already produced two wars and changed not only the geopolitics of entire areas of the planet, but also the balance of power that had evolved over the previous decades.

    Although the attack has been responsible for changing the world with remarkable speed, a comprehensive explanation of the events of September 11, and their planning, took over three years to be drafted by a commission of inquiry authorized by the Congress of the United States.  And a single entity has been judged to be entirely responsible and condemned to life imprisonment.

    However a careful analysis reveals that the official version of 9/11 is not only deficient in dozens of essential points, but in dozens of other points it is demonstrably false.

    These falsehoods, the reluctance to begin the investigation, and the apparent inconsistencies of the official story, raise most serious questions.  There is no need to lie when the truth is clear. So, if the official powers lie, this means that they want to prevent the emergence of truth.  And the deceit indicates that the alleged suicide bombers did not act alone and that they had powerful allies at various levels of the U.S. establishment: in the institutions responsible for defending the security of the country. ...

    Faced with so many inexplicable oddities surrounding such a crucial event in our common history, we must ask questions and seek answers.  Many have done just that in the last several years and a huge amount of facts, data analysis, and images has already been collected and placed under the scrutiny of rigorous testing.  They confirmed all the suspicions.  We intend to add our own contribution to this work, aware that peace and democracy are in serious danger until these efforts manage to shed light on who was responsible and in what exact manner the terrorist attacks of September 11 were made. ...

    We are aware that assessments of the extent of official complicity in September 11 may vary considerably.  However we are compelled by our conviction of the need for an independent investigation and because of the enormity of these implications that it is absolutely essential.  We do this on behalf of the victims, foremost, but also to defend world peace and the lives of citizens, whose civil and human rights were seriously undermined, as a result of September 11, as were the fundamental conventions of international law."  The full text of the original petition in Italian is available at http://www.zerofilm.info


  • Bio: http://www.senato.it

 

 

Roland Dumas

Roland Dumas


Roland Dumas
– Foreign Minister of France (equivalent to the U.S. Secretary of State) 1984-1986 and 1988-1993, periods which included the collapse of the Soviet Block, the Gulf War, and the negotiations of the Maastricht Treaty. Minister for European Affairs 1983-1984. President of the Constitutional Council 1995-1999. Elected Member of the National Assembly of France 1956-1958, 1967-1968, 1981-1983, 1986-1988.
  • Video interview on Tonight or Never with Frederic Taddei 12/16/10:

    "I'll tell you what I think about September 11. I don't believe it." http://www.reopen911.info


  • Interview by Hisham Hamza of Oumma.com 12/17/10

    Question: You said last night on Frederic Taddei’s show that you do not believe in Sept. 11. What do you mean by that?

    Roland Dumas:  I think it cannot be more clear. I do not believe what was told about it.

    Question:  What do you mean exactly?

    Roland Dumas:  There are many abnormal facts in the official version.  I read and studied a lot of research done on this issue. Many items do not hold up (to scrutiny).  Just look, for example, at the hole in the Pentagon made by the plane.  It's much too small.  And there are other less known aspects.

    Question:  Does the official version seem to you to be untrue or just incomplete?

    Roland Dumas: Again, just take a serious look at it to get an idea. ... Indeed, the official version does not hold up (to scrutiny). http://oumma.com/Roland-Dumas-Le-11-Septembre-je-n


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Dumas

 

 

Christine Boutin

Christine Boutin


Christine Boutin
– Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, France (appointed on 5/18/07).  Founder and leader of the French political party, Forum des républicains sociaux (Forum of Social Republicans, FRS).  Presidential candidate in 2002.   Former Deputy of the French National Assembly (equivalent to a U.S. Congressperson).
  • Video interview with Karl Zéro 11/24/06:

    Question:  Do you think that Bush could be the instigator of the [9/11] attacks?

    Christine Boutin:  I think that it is possible. And this conviction is reinforced by the fact that the websites dealing with this issue are among the most popular on the Internet.  Personally, I feel so concerned about information and communication technologies and I say to myself that this mass expression, this voice of people cannot be totally wrong. ...

    I'm not telling you that I adhere to that position but let's say that, nevertheless, I'm questioning myself a bit on this question.

    [Alternative translation of Christine Boutin's remark. "I think that it's possible. And I think it all the more so because I know that the sites that are talking about these problems are sites that get the most traffic. As someone who is quite sensitive to the problem of new practices of news and communication, it seems to me that this expression of the masses, coming from the people, can't be completely without truth. ...

    I'm not telling you that I adhere to that position but let's say that, nevertheless, I'm questioning myself a bit on this question."] http://www.rue89.com and http://sfgate.com


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Boutin


  • Blog: http://www.frs-ladroitehumaine.fr

 

 

Pierre Henri Bunel

Col. Pierre-Henri Bunel


Col. Pierre-Henri Bunel, French Army (ret)
– Army intelligence and artillery officer.  Graduate of École Militaire of St. Cyr.  Expert in the effects of artillery weapons and explosives. Served in the Gulf War as battlefield damage assessment officer and aide-de-camp to French General Michel Roquejoffre.  Bunel was one of four French officers decorated by General Norman Schwarzkopf for service in the Gulf War.  Also Served in French and NATO operations in Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Yugoslavia.  24-year army career. 

  • Essay included in Pentagate by Thierry Meyssan (2002): Regarding Department of Defense photos of the Pentagon on 9/11 - "This image of the impact on the Pentagon is very instructive as to the nature of the explosion. ... It corresponds to a detonation of an explosive with high energetic power.  The explosion does not correspond to a deflagration of kerosene [as would result from the impact of an airliner]. ...

    One distinguishes at ground level, starting from the right-hand side of the photo and going to the base of the mass of white vapor, a white line of smoke. ... As opposed to the smoke that would come out of two kerosene-fueled engines, this smoke is white. The turbojets of a Boeing 757 would in fact leave a trail of much blacker smoke. The examination of this photo alone already suggests a single engine flying vehicle much smaller in size than an airliner. ...

    The last photo was produced by the Department of Defense and published on a Navy Web site. In examining it, one can see an almost circular hole topped by a black smudge, This perforation is about seven feet in diameter and is situated in the wall of the third line of buildings working inward from the façade. It is supposed to have been made by the nose of the plane.  That would mean that the nose of the aircraft, a radome of carbon fiber that is far from being armored, would have traversed without destroying them six load-bearing walls of building considered to be rather solid. ... The appearance of the perforation in the wall certainly resembles the effects of anti-concrete hollow charges that I have been able to observe on a number of battlefields. ...

    This photo, and the effects described in the official version, lead me therefore to think that the detonation that struck the building was that of a high-powered hollow charge used to destroy hardened buildings and carried by an aerial vehicle, a missile." http://www.voltairenet


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel NelsonCommander Muga, Lt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. Latas, Major Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg , Capt. Davis, Barbara HoneggerApril Gallop, and Steve DeChiaro.

 

 

Birgitta Jonsdottir

Birgitta Jónsdóttir


Birgitta Jónsdóttir
– Member of Parliament, Iceland. Member of the Committee on the Environment. Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Member of the Icelandic delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation.
    " [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Website: http://this.is/birgitta/

 

 

Fujita Yukihisa

Yukihisa Fujita

 

Fujita Yukihisa

Yukihisa Fujita's speech at
the House of Councillors


Yukihisa Fujita
– Member, House of Councillors (the upper house), National Diet of Japan.  Member and former Director, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense.  Former Member of the House of Representatives.  Former Director General of the International Department of the Democratic Party of Japan.
  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé: by David Ray Griffin 9/30/08:

    "Citizens in many countries are waging a war on the cover-up of the basis for the so-called war on terror–this basis being the official interpretation of the 9/11 attacks. Along with the Internet, which has equipped both public figures and ordinary citizens to wage this war on the cover-up, David Ray Griffin has revealed dozens of omissions, distortions, and contradictions in the official story in a way that provides undeniable evidence of its falsity. The New Pearl Harbor Revisited presents a powerful exposé of the false narrative that has been driving the mainstream political agenda since 9/11. It is now up to politicians and journalists around the world to expose this truth to our peoples." http://davidraygriffin.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Session of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense of the House of Councilors 1/10/08: In a 40-minute presentation on the floor of the House of Councillors (the upper house of the legislature), Yukihisa Fujita directly questioned the official version of 9/11.  Present in the session and responding to Mr. Fujita's questions were Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and members of his Cabinet.

    Mr. Fujita stated that no official police investigation had been conducted into the deaths of the 24 Japanese citizens who were killed on 9/11.

    He also said that many people worldwide doubt the official account of 9/11 and much evidence has been collected that contradicts the government's version of 9/11, evidence which can be seen on many websites.

    During Mr. Fujita's speech, several large photos were sequentially displayed of:
      - the alleged path of Flight 77 to the Pentagon
      - the Pentagon entry and exit holes and a correctly scaled
        overlay of a Boeing 757
      - the WTC Twin Towers exploding
      - New York firefighter Capt. Dennis Tardio  discussing
        detonators at the WTC
      - the collapse of WTC Building 7

    Mr. Fujita demanded further investigation of the events of 9/11.

    Video of Mr. Fujita's presentation, including Prime Minister Fukuda's and his Cabinet members' responses, can be seen in three segments at Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


  • Website: http://www.y-fujita.com/

 

 

Tadashi Inuzuka

Tadashi Inuzuka


Tadashi Inuzuka, MBA – Member, House of Councillors (the upper house), National Diet of Japan.  Director, Committee on Budget. Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence. Member, Special Committee on Official Development Assistance and Related Matters.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Website: http://tadashi-inuzuka.jp

 

 

Jeanette Fitzsimons

Jeanette Fitzsimons


Jeanette Fitzsimons – Member of Parliament, New Zealand, 1996 - present.  Co-leader of the Green Party. Member, Transport and Industrial Relations Committee. Member, Emissions Trading Scheme Review Committee. Former Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Energy Planning, Department of Planning, Auckland University 1980-1992.
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation:

    "There is so much that does not make sense about the official version of 9/11. I have read all 600 plus pages of Crossing the Rubicon and it appears to me to be well researched, though I still have an open mind on the matter of what exactly did happen. It is time we knew the truth one way or another, and an independent enquiry is the way to achieve this. If we do not know the truth of our history it will compromise our future." http://pl911truth.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Douglas Everingham

Douglas Nixon Everingham, MBBS


Douglas Nixon Everingham, MBBS – Member, House of Representatives, Australia 1967 - 1975 and 1977 - 1984. Minister for Health 1972 - 1975. Vice-President, World Health Assembly 1975. Parliamentary Adviser, Australia's delegation to the United Nations 1982. Appointed Member by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the National Consultative Committee on Peace and Disarmament 1998 - 2000. Former family and hospital doctor and psychiatric registrar.
  • Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation:

    "Unless U.S. and allied (including Australian) leaders move to demand independent investigation of the 9/11 catastrophe, the military sequels in Iraq and Afghanistan must be widely seen as war crimes falsely labeled as a war on terror." http://pl911truth.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

Paul Lannoye

Paul Lannoye


Paul Lannoye
– Member of European Parliament, 1989 - 2004 (Belgium).  Former Vice Chairman, Committee on Energy, Research and Technology.  Former Vice Chairman, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection.

  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Open Letter 5/24/04: "I implore legislators, parliamentarians, and citizens worldwide to become involved in the global 9-11 Truth Movement by signing up at www.911Visibility.org and www.911Truth.org. These organizations have worked with 9-11 family members, and citizens worldwide to lobby government, media, and the 9-11 Commission to demand truth, and to hold public actions to educate the world about the apparent 9-11 cover up." http://www.911truth.org


  • Bio:http://www.paullannoye.be/carriere.php

 

 

Pierre Galand

Pierre Galand


Pierre Galand
– Former Senator, Belgium.  Professor of Economics and President of the Lay Action Center (Centre d'Action Laïque), University of Brussels.  Former Secretary General of Oxfam - Belgium 1966 - 1997.  President, World Organization Against Torture - Europe . Served as President of several international Non-Governmental Organizations, a complete list of which can be seen here.
  • Supporter of United for Truth platform 8/29/08:

    "In solidarity with the American citizens, we demand an independent investigation of the 9/11 attacks, which were the pretext for too many wars, lies, and a serious decrease of our civil rights.

    We want European troops back home!  We want European laws that guarantee neutrality of the internet and that explicitly forbid tracing/chipping (RFID) of human beings as well as other electronic threats on our freedom.  We want democratic and public control of financial organizations and the mass media.  But most of all we want you to get your life back."

    We do not claim to know or report "what really happened on 9/11". Until an independent investigation take place we shouldn't even claim it was an "inside job".

    We want to break the wall of silence and the actual isolation of the so called "9-11 truth movement" in Europe when the majority of the US citizen do ask for that independent investigation.

    We want to put the 9/11 in its context and link it to its consequences as 9/11 was a pretext to military wars against innocent people, political wars against freedom around the world and on the net, economical wars against the whole population and the planet itself."  http://www.unitedfortruth.org/
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  • Bio: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Galand
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  • Website: www.pierregaland.be

 

 

Berit As

Berit Ås


Berit Ås
– Former Member of Parliament, Norway.  Professor Emerita and Former President of the Feminist University, Norway.  Former Professor of Social Psychology, University of Oslo 1968 - 1994.  Visiting Professor: University of Missouri, Mount Saint Vincent University (Canada), and University of Uppsala (Sweden).  Former President of the International Federation of University Women in Norway.  Noted feminist. Awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the University of Copenhagen, the University of Halifax in Canada and Uppsala University.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Founding Member: The Norwegian 9/11 Press Conference Group  Association Statement:  "The Norwegian 911 Press Conference Group was established on a private initiative in January 2007 almost as an emergency solution to what we perceived as a systematic unwillingness by the Norwegian mainstream media to present, discuss and analyze a wealth of indisputable facts that each indicated or proved that the terrorist attack in USA on 11. September 2001 must have been an inside job.  With 'inside job' we mean that a network of persons from the top echelons of the American Establishment, administration, government and intelligence planned, directed and executed the terrorist act."


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berit_%C3%85s

 

 

Per Mohn

Per Mohn


Per Mohn – Former Deputy Representative to the Norwegian Parliament.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

 

 

Lt. Commander Rolf Hustad
No photo available


Lt. Commander Rolf Hustad, Royal Norwegian Navy
Former weapons specialist and artillery officer. 12-year military career.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "The statistical chance of the only 3 steel framed buildings ever to collapse [due to fire], owned by the same person, with a special clause for terrorist act, occurring in the same day, is just too remote for anyone to grasp!

    He [Larry Silverstein] even admits to "pulling the building" in a TV interview!"  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

Ole Gerstrom

Ole Gerstrom


Ole Gerstrom – Former Member of Parliament, Denmark
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation:

    "I have studied the events of 9/11 since the very day. The more I get down into the facts, the more obvious it is that this was an inside job. The planning must have taken years. The cover-up is being worked at hard. The significance for our poor planet is enormous. Getting the truth out will change the political climate like we have never seen before." http://pl911truth.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Jens Claus Hansen

Commander Jens Claus Hansen


Commander Jens Claus Hansen, Royal Danish Navy
– Director of Political Science, Danish Defense Academy 1998 - present. Editor of the Journal of Naval Affairs of the Society of Danish Naval Lieutenants. Assignments have included sea duty in submarines and staff duty with the Defense Staff.

 

 

Mat Herben

Mat Herben


Mat Herben
– Former Member of Parliament, Netherlands.  Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee for Defense.  Prior to election to public office, served for over 20 years as a journalist and editor in the Ministry of Defense.  Former Editor of Defensiekrant, the weekly magazine of the Ministry of Defense.  Former Editor of Alle Hens and De Vliegende Hollander, the monthly magazines of the Netherlands Royal Navy and Air Force.
  • Article Metro News 8/31/06 (original in Dutch):

    "Tomorrow the Dutch version DVD of Loose Change goes on the market. The documentary asks questions about 9/11.

    The documentary is introduced by, among others, politician Mat Herben, defense specialist.  One of the main points of the documentary is the lack of large pieces of wreckage of the airplane which flew into the Pentagon.

    "Sometimes your eyes can deceive you.  It has been insufficiently shown that what happened at the Pentagon is really the same as what happened at the WTC," says Herben, referring to the presence of an airplane.  "More evidence is needed about the wreckage of the airplane."

    A complete plane cannot evaporate.  And certainly engine parts must be retrievable.  "Some wreckage must be observable.  If that is not the case, it raises questions.  How can it be possible that there is no wreckage of the wings of the plane?", the politician asks in the film.

    Regarding the [officially] released photos of the [Pentagon] explosion in which the airplane cannot be seen, Herben said, "The importance of this matter to the public requires you show that flight approaching [the Pentagon].  Those pictures must be shown.  If those pictures existed, by not showing them, you, as a government, would be acting quite stupidly.  Or else you really have something to hide."  Translated from the original in Dutch.  http://www.waarheid911.nl/actualiteit310806.html 
    Loose Change (Dutch edition) can be seen at http://video.google.nl


  • Website: http://www.matherben.nl/

 

 

Philippe Gratier

Philippe Gratier, MA


Philippe Gratier, MA – Retired Interpreter, European Commission 1975 - 2006. Lecturer, Linguistics, University College London 1965 - 1975.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "The official story doesn't add up. The investigations were incomplete. It's disturbing not to know what's really going on. This area of darkness fuels all kinds of speculations throughout the world. A lucid account needs to be made, stating what's known, what is discovered and what maybe remains unknown."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Heikki Kurttila

Heikki Kurttila, DSc


Heikki Kurttila, D.Sc. (Tech.) (Doctor of Technology)
– Safety Engineer and Accident Analyst, National Safety Technology Authority (TUKES), Finland.  Specialist in the investigation of pressure vessel explosion accidents and the impacts of the shock waves caused by them.  30 years experience.
  • Analysis of the collapse of WTC Building 7, 11/18/05:

    "Conclusion: The observed collapse time of WTC 7 was 6.5 seconds. That is only half a second longer than it would have taken for the top of the building to fall to the ground in a vacuum, and half a second shorter than the falling time of an apple when air resistance is taken into account. ... The great speed of the collapse and the low value of the resistance factor strongly suggest controlled demolition."   http://www.saunalahti.fi   


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "WTC Tower 1, 2 and 7 could not have collapsed by fires the way we saw without extra auxiliaries, as for example, explosives.  NIST could not have explained the collapses at all and it has left the 'official' explanations to private persons who have failed, too.  The last attempt was done by Dr. Seffen from Cambridge University (UK) (http://www.exodus2006.com/911seffen.htm), but his paper can be debunked to be false."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

 

 

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin


Vladimir Putin
– Prime Minister of Russia 2008 - present. President of Russia 1999 - 2008.  Former Head of the FSB (the successor agency to the KGB) 1998 - 1999.  Former KGB agent 1975 - 1991.

  • Fox News Article 5/17/02: "Russian President Vladimir Putin has said publicly that he ordered his intelligence agencies to alert the United States last summer [2001] that suicide pilots were training for attacks on U.S. targets." http://www.foxnews.com/


  • Editor's Note: The 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks" contains no mention of strong warnings of impending terrorist attacks prior to 9/11 presented to the U.S. by Italy (March), Germany (June), Cayman Islands (June), India (July), Argentina (July), Afghanistan (late-July), Russia (Summer), Jordan (late-Summer), UK (July and August), Israel (mid-August), Morocco (August), France (late-August), Egypt (July and early-September), several of which specifically warned of suicide airplane attacks.  These warnings prove that no imagination was needed to envision the events of 9/11, which is in direct contradiction to 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean's description of the main cause of 9/11 "... this was a failure of policy, management, capability, and, above all, a failure of imagination."  See also Mary Schiavo, Former Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation.


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladamir_Putin


Leonid Ivashov

General Leonid Ivashov

General Leonid Ivashov – Former Chief of Staff of the Russian armed forces on 9/11/2001, and Department Chief for General affairs in the Soviet Union's Ministry of Defense.

  • Essay 1/22/06: Regarding 9/11 "Only secret services and their current chiefs – or those retired but still having influence inside the state organizations – have the ability to plan, organize and conduct an operation of such magnitude. ...

    Osama bin Laden and "Al Qaeda" cannot be the organizers nor the performers of the September 11 attacks. They do not have the necessary organization, resources or leaders."  http://www.physics911.net/ivashov

 

 

Sergei Kolesnikov

Sergei Kolesnikov, PhD, MD


Sergei Kolesnikov, PhD, MD
– Member of Parliament (State Duma), Russian Federation. Deputy Chairman, Committee for Health Care. Former Member of the USSR Parliament. Former Deputy Director, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMN). Co-President, International Physicians for Prevention Nuclear War (IPPNW)1991 - 1998 and 2008 - present. Awarded the Lenin Komsomol Prize in the field of science and technology 1984. Recipient of the Order of the Friendship of Peoples 1986. Recipient of Orders of Honour 1996 and 2007. Designated Distinguished Scientist of Russia. Laureate of Government Prize for Science and Technology. Author of more than 300 scientific articles, 19 monographers, 2 textbooks for universities. Holder of 15 patents.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Bio: http://www.ippnw.org/Contact/Board.html

 

 

Kira Lukiyanova

Kira Lukyanova


Kira Lukyanova
– Member of Parliament (State Duma), Russian Federation. Member, Committee on Economic Policy and Enterprise. Vice Chairman, Investment Committee. President of the charitable foundation Ray of Hope, which supports family, motherhood and childhood.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Victor Zvagelsky

Victor Zvagelsky


Victor Zvagelsky
– Member of Parliament (State Duma), Russian Federation. Member, Committee on Economic Policy and Enterprise. Chairman Economic Relations Subcommittee.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Petr Hajek

Petr Hajek


Petr Hajek
– Deputy Head of the Office of the President of the Czech Republic for Communication and Culture. Senior Aide and former Spokesman for the Office of the President (Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic 2003 - present).
  • Article Klaus' s aide challenges Sept 11 attacks as Islamist-organised Czech News Agency 6/10/09:

    "Prague - Petr Hajek, a close aide to Czech President Vaclav Klaus and Klaus's former spokesman, views as realistic the possibility that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the USA were organised by U.S. secret services, not Islamist radicals, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes today.

    "There exists a real possibility that September 11 was really organised by U.S. secret services," MfD quotes Hajek as saying in his new book of essays.

    Hajek does not give any evidence to support his assertion. ...

    Addressed by MfD, [Vaclav] Klaus [President of the Czech Republic] said Hajek's book is inventive and immensely useful in certain aspects, such as his opinion about the role of the media.

    "Hajek says the layer of media manipulation that surrounds September 11, Usama bin Laden and the bombing of Serbia (in 1999) is huge. This makes everyone think about it. By saying this I don't at all say that I share Hajek's opinion on how the events really occurred or might have occurred," Klaus said." http://www.ctk.cz


  • Webpage: http://www.hrad.cz/en

 

 

Hosni Mubarak

Gen. Hosni Mubarak


Gen. Hosni Mubarak
– President of Egypt, 1981 - present.  Former Vice President, 1975 - 1981.  Former Commander of the Egyptian Air Force and Deputy Minister of War.

  • CNN Interview 9/15/01: Regarding 9/11 "... those who did that [piloted a 757 into the Pentagon] should have flown in the area a long time, for example. The Pentagon is not very high, a pilot could come straight to the Pentagon like this to hit, he should have flown a lot in this area to know the obstacles which could meet him when he is flying very low with a big commercial plane to hit the Pentagon in a special place.

    Somebody has studied this very well, someone has flown in this area very much.

    Q: Are you suggesting it was an inside operation, I may ask, who do you think is behind this?

    Mubarak: Frankly speaking I don't want to jump to conclusions. ... let us wait and see what is the result of the investigations, because something like this done in the United States is not an easy thing ... I am speaking as a former pilot, I know that very well, I flew very heavy planes, I flew fighters, I know that very well, this is not an easy thing, so I think we should not jump to conclusions from now." http://www.presidency.


  • BBC Interview 9/19/01 - "When asked about the expected repercussions of an assault on Afghanistan and the killing of Osama bin Laden, Mubarak said he didn't believe bin Laden alone was responsible for the attacks on the US. "American experts also believe the operation is beyond bin Laden." http://www.presidency.gov.eg


  • Article 10/25/01: "I find it hard to believe that people who were learning to fly in Florida could, within a year and a half, fly large commercial airlines and hit with accuracy the towers of the World Trade Center which would appear, to the pilot from the air, the size of a pencil. Only a professional pilot could carry out this mission, not someone who learned to fly for 18 months in Florida." http://www.sis.gov.eg

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosni_Mubarak


Mohamed Hassanein Heikal

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal – Former Foreign Minister of Egypt.

  • Article 10/10/01: Regarding 9/11 "Bin Laden does not have the capabilities for an operation of this magnitude. When I hear Bush talking about al-Qaida as if it was Nazi Germany or the communist party of the Soviet Union, I laugh because I know what is there. Bin Laden has been under surveillance for years: every telephone call was monitored and al-Qaida has been penetrated by American intelligence, Pakistani intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Egyptian intelligence. They could not have kept secret an operation that required such a degree of organisation and sophistication."  http://www.guardian.co.uk

 

 

Asif Ali Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari


President Asif Ali Zardari
– Elected President of Pakistan 2008 - present, succeeding General Pervez Musharraf. Widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (assassinated 12/27/07). Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. Former Minister of the Environment.
  • Article Osama bin Laden was US operator destabilising Benazir govt 5/11/09:

    "Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has alleged that elusive Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was a US operator who had tried to destabilise his late wife Benazir Bhutto's government back in 1989.

    In fact, as premier Bhutto had "warned America about Osama bin Laden in 1989 with a call to then US president George H Bush", Zardari said on NBC's Meet the Press programme Sunday.

    "She rang senior Bush and asked of him: 'Are you destabilising my government?' because he (apparently referring to bin Laden) paid the then opposition $10 million to overthrow the first woman elected (prime minister) in an Islamic country," Zardari added.

    "So, we knew that he was your operator," said Zardari responding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts. http://sify.com/news


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asif_Ali_Zardari

 

Pervez Musharraf

General Pervez Musharraf


General Pervez Musharraf
– President of Pakistan 2001 - 2008. Former Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Army. Assumed power on October 12, 1999 after a coup d'état and assumed the title of President on June 20, 2001.

  • New Yorker Article 8/12/02: "Musharraf told me that he was still unconvinced that bin Laden was the main figure in the attacks. "I didn't think it possible that Osama sitting up there in the mountains could do it," he said. "He was perhaps the sponsor, the financier, the motivating force. But those who executed it were much more modern. They knew the U.S., they knew aviation. I don't think he has the intelligence or the minute planning. The planner was someone else." http://www.newyorker.com/


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pervez_Musharraf

 

 

Hamid Gul

Lt. General Hamid Gul


Lt. General Hamid Gul
– Former Director General of Pakistan's intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) 1987 - 1989, instrumental in the anti-Soviet support of the Mujahadin in the Afghanistan War of 1979 - 1989.
  • Interviewed on the Alex Jones Show 9/28/01:

    Alex Jones:  Uh, sir, continuing, on the CNN program, at least what they edited you to say, you talked about 9/11, the evidence being that 9/11 was an inside job, and the attacks in Bombay, now Mumbai, of a few weeks ago, that the evidence was, it was an inside job.  Can you go over the evidence that you believe that these were False Flag events, sir, and why these False Flag events are being staged.

    Hamid Gul:  Are you talking about 9/11?

    Alex Jones:  Yes, sir.

    Hamid Gul:  Well, I have my own reasons, you know, Rod Nordland was the CNN reporter here, I think he was based in Islamabad at that time, and he came to me immediately after 9/11, and his version that, uh, that I put out, it was given to the Newsweek, and unfortunately it was blocked, but it appeared on the internet, on the website of the Newsweek.  And you can see it, I think it is dated 16th or 17th of September, 2001.  [Note: the article is Prejudice In Pakistan: Why Is Islamabad Reluctant To Pressure Neighboring Afghanistan Into Turning Over Osama Bin Laden?, by Rod Nordland, dated 9/14/2001].

    And in that I had said the same thing, and I still maintain that that’s my position.  I have several reasons for it:

    a.    that 9/11 took place on the American soil, not a single person has been caught inside America, even though for doing such a job I think a huge amount of logistic support is required in the area where such operation is carried out.

    b.    Secondly, the air traffic control, when they saw the four aircraft were changing direction - going from east coast to west coast where they were headed, they started traveling in different directions.  And it is quite amazing that for a very long period of time the air traffic control did not report this, nor did the US Air Force act in time.  If, er, one were to calculate from the first flight, when it took off from Logan, till the first aircraft, and the solitary aircraft that took off was an F16 that took off from Langley, which is CIA headquarters, instead of one of the operational bases.  So many of them are available in that area.  And then a single aircraft never takes off, because we have been told that whenever the aircraft scramble they scramble in twos.  And the time that it took was enormous.  It took a hundred and twelve minutes!  A hundred twelve minutes is a very long time in which to react.  Was the US Air Force sleeping?  And if it was sleeping, which heads will roll?



    c.    Second [NB: his third point]  it was a huge intelligence failure, and no heads have been rolled, nobody has been taken to task, not a single person has resigned for this.

    d.    Thirdly, the air traffic control should have been rehashed, they should have been turned inside out, but nothing of the sort happened.

    e.    And finally, how come this is a coincidence that all transponders did not work, and it is not possible — and the direction is changed and it is not noticed?

    f.    Secondly, the US Air Force has the ability, because in the past whenever a plane has been hijacked, the record is that within seven minutes the US aircraft has been on the wing of the hijacked aircraft.  In this case it  — uh, it did not happen. ..." http://www.prisonplanet.com


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamid_Gul

 

Mirza Aslam Beg

General Mirza Aslam Beg


General Mirza Aslam Beg
– Former Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Army.

  • Book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA: "Many of us in this region believe that Osama or his al-Qaeda were not responsible for 11 September attacks in New York and Washington, yet the coalition led by United States is busy on ‘Afghan bashing,’ chasing objectives, which go much beyond Osama bin Laden. The information which is now coming up, goes to prove that involvement by the ‘rogue elements’ of the U.S. military and intelligence organization is getting more obvious. Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda definitely do not have the knowhow and the capability to launch such operations involving such high precision coordination, based on information and expertise." (EIR, December 10, 2001) http://www.indymedia


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Aslam_Beg

 

 

Khurshid Ahmed

Senator Khurshid Ahmed


Senator Professor Khurshid Ahmed
– Member, Senate of Pakistan 1985 - 1997, and 2003 to present.  Member, Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production, Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs and Statistics, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, Functional Committee on Human Rights, and the Finance Committee.  Former Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Statistics. Vice President, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan party.

Chairman, Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan 1979 to present. Chairman, The Islamic Foundation Leicester, U.K. 1978 to present.

Member, Board of Trustees, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan 1980 to present.  Member, Foundation Council Royal Academy for Islamic Civilization, Amman, Jordan 1987 to present.  Member, Board of Trustees Islamic Centre, Zaria, Nigeria 1976 to present.  Vice President, Islamic Research Academy, Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan 1979 to present.  Rector, Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester, UK, 2001 to present.  Advisor, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1976 - 1983.  Former Professor of Economics, Karachi University.

Recipient of Islamic Development Bank Award on Distinguished Contribution to Islamic Economics 1989.  Recipient of King Faisal International Prize in Services to Islam 1990.  Recipient of 5th Annual Prize of American Finance House, La-Riba, USA, in recognition of his services in Islamic Economics and Finance, at City Council, Los Angeles 1998.

Author or editor of more than 70 books, book chapters, and articles related to economics, government, and human rights.  For an extensive list, see here.

  • Article The Nation 7/8/09: "We have to examine the 9/11 incident and a judiciary inquiry should be conducted as America is responsible for it,” Senator Professor Khurshid Ahmed said.  He said that America, Great Britain and Nato countries started the war against terrorism and engulfed the whole world.  He said America should change its foreign policy regarding terrorism, adding war strategy of America, Britain and Nato countries had badly failed in Iraq and Afghanistan."  http://www.nation.com.pk


  • Bio: http://www.senate.gov.pk

 

 

Muhammad Ibrahim Khan

Muhammad Ibrahim Khan


Senator Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, MA (Journalism), MA (Political Science), LLB – Member, Senate Of Pakistan, 2006 - present.  Member, Standing Committee on Education and Science and Technology; Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights and Parliamentary Affairs. Vice President, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan party. Former Professor of Journalism.
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation:

    "I want to sign this petition because an independent inquiry in 9/11 is a must for world peace." http://pl911truth.com


  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

 

 

Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez


Hugo Chavez
– President of Venezuela.  Former Lieutenant Colonel in Venezuelan Army specializing in counter-insurgency.  17-year military career.  Leader of a failed coup in 1992.  Served 2 years in prison, then pardoned in 1994.  Elected President in 1998.
  • MSNBC Article 9/12/06: "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that it’s plausible that the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 attacks. ...

    "The hypothesis is not absurd ... that those towers could have been dynamited," Chavez said in a speech to supporters. "A building never collapses like that, unless it’s with an implosion."

    "The hypothesis that is gaining strength ... is that it was the same U.S. imperial power that planned and carried out this terrible terrorist attack or act against its own people and against citizens of all over the world," Chavez said. "Why? To justify the aggressions that immediately were unleashed on Afghanistan, on Iraq."http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13401534/


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Chavez

 

 

Nicolas Maduro

Nicolás Maduro


Nicolás Maduro
– Foreign Minister of Venezuela. Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Venezuela.
  • Miami Herald Article 11/9/06:

    "The resolution, which appeared in the official government gazette in mid-October, primarily criticized Washington's decision to build a wall along the Mexican border to keep illegal immigrants out.

    But in its fourth paragraph, it calls on the U.S. Congress to "demand that the government of President Bush explain the self-inflicted attack on the World Trade Center and its victims, the supposed aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon and the links between the bin Laden family and the Bush family."

    The resolution, drafted by the deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission, Carlos Escarrá, was passed unanimously by the 167-member assembly, all of them Chávez supporters after an opposition boycott of elections last December.

    Both Chávez and Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro have referred several times in the past to suspicions that the 9/11 attacks were planned by the Bush administration, and have called for an inquiry.

    But this appears to be the first time that the term "self-inflicted attack" has been used without qualification.

    Asked how the legislature had reached that conclusion, Escarrá said that ''evidence and testimonies'' had emerged in the United States and that ''for the rest of the world, there is no longer any question'' that 9/11 was not an al Qaeda attack." http://xianews.com/pagecache/myktivCor/63/


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicol%C3%A1s_Maduro

 

 

Carlos Escarra

Carlos Escarrá


Carlos Escarrá
– Member of the National Assembly of Venezuela. Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission.
  • Miami Herald Article 11/9/06:

    "The resolution, which appeared in the official government gazette in mid-October, primarily criticized Washington's decision to build a wall along the Mexican border to keep illegal immigrants out.

    But in its fourth paragraph, it calls on the U.S. Congress to "demand that the government of President Bush explain the self-inflicted attack on the World Trade Center and its victims, the supposed aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon and the links between the bin Laden family and the Bush family."

    The resolution, drafted by the deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission, Carlos Escarrá, was passed unanimously by the 167-member assembly, all of them Chávez supporters after an opposition boycott of elections last December.

    Both Chávez and Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro have referred several times in the past to suspicions that the 9/11 attacks were planned by the Bush administration, and have called for an inquiry.

    But this appears to be the first time that the term "self-inflicted attack" has been used without qualification.

    Asked how the legislature had reached that conclusion, Escarrá said that ''evidence and testimonies'' had emerged in the United States and that ''for the rest of the world, there is no longer any question'' that 9/11 was not an al Qaeda attack." http://xianews.com/pagecache/myktivCor/63/

 

 

Mahathir bin Mohamad

Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad


Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad – Former Prime Minister of Malaysia 1981 - 2003.  Former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Education, and Minister of Trade and Industry. Physician. Author of The Malay Dilemma (1970), The Challenge(1986), Regionalism, Globalism, and Spheres of Influence: ASEAN and the Challenge of Change into the 21st Century (1989), The Pacific Rim in the 21st century (1995), The Challenges of Turmoil (1998), The Way Forward (1998), A New Deal for Asia (1999), Islam & The Muslim Ummah (2001), Globalisation and the New Realities (2002), Reflections on Asia (2002), The Malaysian Currency Crisis: How and why it Happened(2003), Achieving True Globalization (2004), Islam, Knowledge, and Other Affairs (2006), Principles of Public Administration: An Introduction (2007).
  • Article 2/6/07: "Dr Mahathir said he had doubts that the collapse of the World Trade Centre in New York was actually caused by terrorists crashing planes into the towers.

    He said the buildings had collapsed in an orderly manner with such military precision that it all seemed well planned.

    'I can believe that they (the United States) would kill 3,000 of their own to have an excuse to kill 650,000 Iraqis. These are the kind of people we are dealing with. Please don't think this is fiction.' " http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=6994


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahathir_bin_Mohamad

 

 

 

 

Simeon A. Sahaydachny, JD
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Simeon A. Sahaydachny, JD, LLM
– Former Senior Legal Officer, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Vienna, Austria, 1987 to 1996. During this period, served as secretary of various inter-governmental committees of UN General Assembly and authored working drafts of model laws, international conventions and legal guides relating to international commercial transactions adopted by Commission and recommended by UN General Assembly for use. Senior Fellow and Member of the Faculty, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04: "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."
9/11 COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE COMMISSION REPORT

 

 

Thomas Kean

Thomas H. Kean


Thomas H. Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission
– Former Governor of New Jersey 1982 - 1990.  Also served for 10 years in the New Jersey Assembly.  Currently President of Drew University.

  • Stonewalled by the CIA by Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton New York Times article 1/2/08: "More than five years ago, Congress and President Bush created the 9/11 commission. The goal was to provide the American people with the fullest possible account of the “facts and circumstances relating to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001” — and to offer recommendations to prevent future attacks. Soon after its creation, the president’s chief of staff directed all executive branch agencies to cooperate with the commission.

    The commission’s mandate was sweeping and it explicitly included the intelligence agencies. But the recent revelations that the C.I.A. destroyed videotaped interrogations of Qaeda operatives leads us to conclude that the agency failed to respond to our lawful requests for information about the 9/11 plot. Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation.

    There could have been absolutely no doubt in the mind of anyone at the C.I.A. — or the White House — of the commission’s interest in any and all information related to Qaeda detainees involved in the 9/11 plot. Yet no one in the administration ever told the commission of the existence of videotapes of detainee interrogations. ...

    As a legal matter, it is not up to us to examine the C.I.A.’s failure to disclose the existence of these tapes. That is for others. What we do know is that government officials decided not to inform a lawfully constituted body, created by Congress and the president, to investigate one the greatest tragedies to confront this country. We call that obstruction." http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/02


  • Without Precedent, a book about the 9/11 Commission authored by Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee Hamilton 8/4/06: "Fog of war could explain why some people were confused on the day of 9/11, but it could not explain why all of the after-action reports, accident investigations and public testimony by FAA and NORAD officials advanced an account of 9/11 that was untrue." http://www.washingtonpost.com


  • Washington Post Article 8/2/06 - "Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate. ...

    "We, to this day, don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us," said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. "It was just so far from the truth. ... It's one of those loose ends that never got tied." http://www.washington


  • New York Times article 12/8/07: "The Central Intelligence Agency faced the threat of obstruction-of-justice investigations on Friday from both the Justice Department and congressional committees over the destruction of videotapes of interrogations of Qaeda operatives. ...

    Meanwhile, the former chairmen of the Sept. 11 commission, who said the CIA assured them repeatedly during their inquiry that no original material existed from its interrogations of Qaeda figures, said they were furious to learn about the tapes.

    The CIA indicated that the Sept. 11 commission never specifically asked for any tape recordings of prisoner interrogations.

    But in separate interviews on Friday, the co-chairmen, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, said they had made clear in hours of negotiations and discussions with the CIA, as well as in written requests, that they wanted all material connected to the interrogations of Qaeda operatives in the agency's custody in order to get a complete understanding of the events leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks for their 2004 report.

    The commission ended up getting summaries of interrogation reports and was able to forward questions of its own for CIA officers to ask the prisoners.

    "The CIA certainly knew of our interest in getting all the information we could on the detainees, and they never indicated to us there were any videotapes," Hamilton said. "Did they obstruct our inquiry? The answer is clearly yes. Whether that amounts to a crime, others will have to judge."

    Kean said, "I'm upset that they didn't tell us the truth." http://www.nytimes.com


  • The Raw Story article 12/24/07: "There is 'no question' the CIA was aware that its now-destroyed videotapes depicting severe interrogations were among evidence being sought by 9/11 Commission investigators, says the commission's chairman Thomas Kean.

    Kean, a former Republican governor of New Jersey, told CNN's John Roberts that the 9/11 Commission had actively sought all of the spy agency's information about detainees with suspected links to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

    "I'm not a lawyer and I'm not sure if they broke the law or not but what they did do, I think, is try to impede our investigation," said Kean. "Because we asked for ... anything to do with those detainees, because they were the ones who knew most about the plot of 9/11 and that was our mandate."

    He sharply dismissed the agency's continued insistence that the tapes were not specifically requested by the commission.

    "They can parse their words all they want," he continued. "We asked for every single thing that they had, and then my vice chairman, Lee Hamilton, looked the director of the CIA in the face and said, 'look, even if we haven't asked for something, if it's pertinent to our investigation, make it available to us.' And our staff asked again and again of their staff and the tapes were not given to us. So there was no question.

    Asked about comments from former acting CIA director John McLaughlin, who previously told CNN that the tapes did not include any information relevant to the 9/11 Commission's inquiry, Kean was skeptical.

    "It's hard to tell, because the tapes have been destroyed," he said, "But we should have seen them and made that determination ourselves. I mean no, question that we again and again and again asked for everything, and we needed it, and we weren't given it, and so the only conclusion we can draw is it was withheld from us, and that can only be seen to me as an attempt to impede our investigation."  http://rawstory.com


  • Editor's note: Despite the many public statements by 9/11 Commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded for lying to the 9/11 Commission.


  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_kean.htm

 

 

Lee Hamilton

Lee Hamilton


Lee Hamilton, Vice Chairman, 9/11 Commission
– Former 17-term Congressman from Indiana.  Former Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Currently President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and serves as a member of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council.

  • Stonewalled by the CIA by Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton New York Times article 1/2/08: "More than five years ago, Congress and President Bush created the 9/11 commission. The goal was to provide the American people with the fullest possible account of the “facts and circumstances relating to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001” — and to offer recommendations to prevent future attacks. Soon after its creation, the president’s chief of staff directed all executive branch agencies to cooperate with the commission.

    The commission’s mandate was sweeping and it explicitly included the intelligence agencies. But the recent revelations that the C.I.A. destroyed videotaped interrogations of Qaeda operatives leads us to conclude that the agency failed to respond to our lawful requests for information about the 9/11 plot. Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation.

    There could have been absolutely no doubt in the mind of anyone at the C.I.A. — or the White House — of the commission’s interest in any and all information related to Qaeda detainees involved in the 9/11 plot. Yet no one in the administration ever told the commission of the existence of videotapes of detainee interrogations. ...

    As a legal matter, it is not up to us to examine the C.I.A.’s failure to disclose the existence of these tapes. That is for others. What we do know is that government officials decided not to inform a lawfully constituted body, created by Congress and the president, to investigate one the greatest tragedies to confront this country. We call that obstruction." http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/02


  • International Herald Tribune article 12/8/07: "The Central Intelligence Agency faced the threat of obstruction-of-justice investigations on Friday from both the Justice Department and congressional committees over the destruction of videotapes of interrogations of Qaeda operatives. ...

    Meanwhile, the former chairmen of the Sept. 11 commission, who said the CIA assured them repeatedly during their inquiry that no original material existed from its interrogations of Qaeda figures, said they were furious to learn about the tapes.

    The CIA indicated that the Sept. 11 commission never specifically asked for any tape recordings of prisoner interrogations.

    But in separate interviews on Friday, the co-chairmen, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, said they had made clear in hours of negotiations and discussions with the CIA, as well as in written requests, that they wanted all material connected to the interrogations of Qaeda operatives in the agency's custody in order to get a complete understanding of the events leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks for their 2004 report.

    The commission ended up getting summaries of interrogation reports and was able to forward questions of its own for CIA officers to ask the prisoners.

    "The CIA certainly knew of our interest in getting all the information we could on the detainees, and they never indicated to us there were any videotapes," Hamilton said. "Did they obstruct our inquiry? The answer is clearly yes. Whether that amounts to a crime, others will have to judge."

    Kean said, "I'm upset that they didn't tell us the truth."


  • CBC video interview transcript regarding Without Precedent a book about the 9/11 Commission authored by Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee Hamilton 8/21/06:

    Lee Hamilton: I don’t believe for a minute that we got everything right. We wrote a first draft of history. ... People will be investigating 9/11 for the next hundred years in this country, and they’re going to find out some things that we missed here.

    Evan Solomon: The first chapter of the book is 'the Commission was set up to fail.' ... Why do you think you were set up to fail?

    Hamilton: Well, for a number of reasons: ... we got started late; we had a very short time frame - indeed, we had to get it extended; we did not have enough money - 3 million dollars to conduct an extensive investigation. We needed more, we got more, but it took us a while to get it. ...

    We had a lot of people strongly opposed to what we did. We had a lot of trouble getting access to documents and to people. ... So there were all kinds of reasons we thought we were set up to fail. ...

    Solomon: I guess the question is, you know, if forty odd million dollars were spent investigating President Bill Clinton’s sexual infidelities, why did the American people and the world have to wait 441 days for a commission [to begin its work] that was originally budgeted for 3 million dollars and given barely a year [to complete the investigation]?

    Hamilton: I think basically it’s because they were afraid we were going to hang somebody, that we would point the finger, right in the middle of a presidential campaign - 'Mr. Bush, this was your fault' ..." http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/911hamilton.html


  • Editor's note: Ultimately, the budget for the 9/11 Commission was increased to $12 million and they were given 18 months to complete the investigation and issue their report.  In comparison, $20 million was spent on the independent Columbia Accident Investigation Board's investigation of the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster, in which 7 astronauts were killed.  This amount does not include an estimated $300 million spent on debris recovery of the space shuttle, nor tens of millions spent by NASA in support of the investigation. http://www.ksc.nasa.gov


  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov

 

 

Timothy Roemer

Timothy J. Roemer


Timothy J. Roemer, PhD, 9/11 Commissioner
– Former 6-term Congressman from Indiana (1991 - 2003).  Former member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Currently President of the Center for National Policy.

  • CNN Article 8/2/06 : "A member of the 9/11 commission said Wednesday that panel members so distrusted testimony from Pentagon officials that they referred their concerns to the Pentagon's inspector general. ... "We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting," Roemer told CNN. "We were not sure of the intent, whether it was to deceive the commission or merely part of the fumbling bureaucracy." http://www.cnn.com


  • New York Times Article 10/1/06: Regarding recent revelations of a July 10, 2001 meeting between Condoleezza Rice, George Tenet, and Cofer Black - "In interviews Saturday and Sunday, commission members said they were never told about the meeting despite hours of public and private questioning with Rice, Tenet and Black, much of it focused specifically on how the White House had dealt with terrorist threats in the summer of 2001.

    "None of this was shared with us in hours of private interviews, including interviews under oath; nor do we have any paper on this," said Timothy Roemer, a Democratic member of the commission and a former congressman from Indiana. "I'm deeply disturbed by this. I'm furious." http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/01


  • Editor's note: Despite the many public statements by 9/11 Commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded for lying to the 9/11 Commission.


  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_roemer

 

 

Jamie Gorelick

Jamie S. Gorelick


Jamie S. Gorelick, 9/11 Commissioner
– Former Deputy Attorney General of the United States 1994 - 1997.  Former General Counsel of the Defense Department 1993 - 1994. Co-chaired, with Senator Sam Nunn, the Advisory Committee of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.  Also served on the CIA's National Security Advisory Panel.  Vice chair of Fannie Mae 1997 - 2003.  Currently a partner at the law firm, WilmerHale.  Also serves on the Board of Directors of Schlumberger and United Technologies Corporation and is a member of the Harvard College Board of Overseers.

  • Washington Post Article 9/30/06: Regarding recent revelations of a July 10, 2001 meeting between Condoleezza Rice, George Tenet, and Cofer Black - "Jamie S. Gorelick, a member of the Sept. 11 commission, said she checked with commission staff members who told her investigators were never told about a July 10 meeting. "We didn't know about the meeting itself," she said. "I can assure you it would have been in our report if we had known to ask about it."  White House and State Department officials yesterday confirmed that the July 10 meeting took place..." http://www.washingtonpost.com


  • Editor's note: Despite the many public statements by 9/11 Commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded for lying to the 9/11 Commission.


  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_gorelick.htm

 

 

John Lehman

John F. Lehman, Jr., PhD


John F. Lehman, Jr., PhD
9/11 Commissioner.  Former Secretary of the Navy 1981 - 1987.  Former staff member to Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council.  Member, Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
  • Article Washington Post 8/2/06:  "Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate. ...

    "My view of that was that whether it was willful or just the fog of stupid bureaucracy, I don't know," Lehman said. "But in the order of magnitude of things, going after bureaucrats because they misled the commission didn't seem to make sense to me." http://www.washingtonpost.com


  • Editor's note: Despite the many public statements by 9/11 Commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded for lying to the 9/11 Commission.


  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_lehman.htm

 

 

Daniel Marcus

Daniel Marcus


Daniel Marcus
– General Counsel of the 9-11 Commission.  Former Partner in the Washington law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.  Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture under President Jimmy Carter.  Senior Counsel in the White House Counsel's office under President William Clinton.  From 1999 to 2001 he held several senior positions at the Department of Justice, including Associate Attorney General.  Former Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.  Currently Fellow in Law and Government, Washington College of Law at American University.
  • Article New York Times 12/6/07: "The Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Al Qaeda operatives in the agency’s custody, a step it took in the midst of Congressional and legal scrutiny about the C.I.A’s secret detention program, according to current and former government officials. ...

    Staff members of the Sept. 11 commission, which completed its work in 2004, expressed surprise when they were told that interrogation videotapes existed until 2005.

    “The commission did formally request material of this kind from all relevant agencies, and the commission was assured that we had received all the material responsive to our request,” said Philip D. Zelikow, who served as executive director of the Sept. 11 commission and later as a senior counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    “No tapes were acknowledged or turned over, nor was the commission provided with any transcript prepared from recordings,” he said.

    Daniel Marcus, a law professor at American University who served as general counsel for the Sept. 11 commission and was involved in the discussions about interviews with Al Qaeda leaders, said he had heard nothing about any tapes being destroyed.

    If tapes were destroyed, he said, “it’s a big deal, it’s a very big deal,” because it could amount to obstruction of justice to withhold evidence being sought in criminal or fact-finding investigations." http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/06


  • Bio: http://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/marcus/

 

 

John Farmer

John J. Farmer, Jr.


John J. Farmer, Jr., Senior Counsel, 9/11 Commission
– Former Attorney General of the State of New Jersey.  Former Chief Counsel to former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman.  Former Commissioner of the State Commission of Investigations. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

  • Washington Post Article 8/2/06 - "Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate. ...

    "I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described," John Farmer, a former New Jersey attorney general who led the staff inquiry into events on Sept. 11, said in a recent interview. "The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years. ... This is not spin. This is not true." http://www.washingtonpost


  • Editor's note: Despite the many public statements by 9/11 Commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded for lying to the 9/11 Commission.


  • Bio: http://nj.gov/oag/oag/ag_1999-2002_farmer_bio.htm

 

 

Peter Rundlet

Peter Rundlet


Peter Rundlet, Counsel for the 9/11 Commission
– Former Associate Counsel to President Clinton.  Former White House Fellow, serving in the Office of the Chief of Staff to President Clinton.  Former Vice President for National Security and International Affairs, Center for American Progress.

Currently Director of Policy and Government Relations for Humanity United, an independent grantmaking organization committed to building a world where modern-day slavery and mass atrocities are no longer possible.
  • Essay 9/30/06: "A mixture of shock, anger, and sadness overcame me when I read about revelations in Bob Woodward’s new book about a special surprise visit that George Tenet and his counterterrorism chief Cofer Black made to Condi Rice, also on July 10, 2001 ...

    If true, it is shocking that the administration failed to heed such an overwhelming alert from the two officials in the best position to know. Many, many questions need to be asked and answered about this revelation — questions that the 9/11 Commission would have asked, had the Commission been told about this significant meeting. Suspiciously, the Commissioners and the staff investigating the administration’s actions prior to 9/11 were never informed of the meeting.

    The Commission interviewed Condoleezza Rice privately and during public testimony; it interviewed George Tenet three times privately and during public testimony; and Cofer Black was also interviewed privately and publicly. All of them were obligated to tell the truth. Apparently, none of them described this meeting, the purpose of which clearly was central to the Commission’s investigation. Moreover, document requests to both the White House and to the CIA should have revealed the fact that this meeting took place. Now, more than two years after the release of the Commission’s report, we learn of this meeting from Bob Woodward.

    Was it covered up? It is hard to come to a different conclusion. ... At a minimum, the withholding of information about this meeting is an outrage. Very possibly, someone committed a crime. And worst of all, they failed to stop the plot." http://think


  • Editor's note: Despite the many public statements by 9/11 Commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded for lying to the 9/11 Commission.


  • Bio: http://www.changemakers.net

 

A PERSONAL NOTE ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

I believed the official explanation of 9/11 for four and one-half years. During that time, I remember becoming angry at news stories about people who challenged that explanation. However, in the Spring of 2006, I saw the documentary, Loose Change, on the Internet. Although not an entirely objective documentary, it raised many serious and disturbing questions about the events of 9/11 that I had previously simply accepted without much critical thought.

And so I began a several month period of researching the events of 9/11. I found a great deal of material challenging the 9/11 Commission Report on websites like 911truth.org, physics911.net, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and many others. I attended a lecture by David Ray Griffin. I learned much about what has become known as the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Much of the information and most of the rather limited media coverage about the 9/11 Truth Movement focuses on a handful of college professors, such as: David Ray Griffin, Steven Jones, James Fetzer, Kevin Barrett, William Woodward, and A.K. Dewdney. In August 2006, I began searching for statements about 9/11 by senior U.S. military officers, intelligence services and law enforcement veterans, and government officials. Because of their experience in intelligence gathering, espionage, terrorism, and covert military operations, I felt their opinions about 9/11 would be valuable.   I was surprised by the amount of their criticism of the official account of 9/11 that I found scattered around the Internet. I had learned of virtually none of this criticism through newspapers, television, or radio news sources.

I feel this criticism by experienced professionals is extremely important and that it has been seriously under-reported. This website was launched in September 2006 in an effort to provide an easily accessible reference collection of their public statements.

I continued my research and found that many more than just a handful of professors had publicly questioned the official account of 9/11.  However most had received negligible media coverage.  In January 2007, a new section of the website was launched that featured statements by over 100 professors.

Since then, the following sections have been added to the website: Professors; Engineers and Architects; Pilots and Aviation and Aerospace Professionals; 9/11 Survivors and Family Members; Artists, Entertainers, and Media Professionals; and, most recently, in 2010, Medical Professionals. I strongly desire to increase this collection of statements by responsible individuals who question the official account of 9/11.  If you are a member of one of these groups, or if you are aware of any similar statements made by members of these groups, I would greatly appreciate knowing about them. Please contact me at   alan.miller (at) PatriotsQuestion911 (dot) com.  Additionally, if you find any errors in this material, please let me know.

I don't claim to know what really happened on 9/11.  I cannot examine the facts of the matter first hand.  And I don't have the experience to know what's possible and what is unlikely regarding terrorist activities or military operations.  For that analysis, I need to rely on experts. Many of the government employees have spent large portions of their careers studying espionage, terrorism, and military operations throughout the world and have personally planned and carried out United States' military and intelligence activities.  Nor am I an architect, structural engineer, or commercial or military pilot. Their expressions of concern about the official account of 9/11 are also extremely important. I applaud the integrity and courage of all of the individuals listed on the website for publicly supporting the search for the truth about 9/11 in spite of opposition by our government and lack of support in the mainstream news media.

My objective, at this point, is to have our government launch a new, extremely thorough, independent, and totally impartial re-examination of the terrible acts of 9/11 and the events leading up to them. In my opinion, and in the opinion of the above listed experienced individuals, the current 9/11 Commission Report is seriously inadequate in explaining what really happened.

I also want to acknowledge that virtually none of the information on this website is the result of any original investigation on my part. I have merely researched and compiled public information available on the Internet. I want to thank those in the 9/11 Truth Movement for their years of effort since 9/11 in conducting a great deal of research and for keeping the Movement alive in the face of both ridicule and indifference.

DEMAND A NEW 9/11 INVESTIGATION!

9/11 is the most important event in American history since December 7, 1941, when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor. The magnitude of the impact of 9/11 on America and the rest of the world cannot be overstated. The terrible acts of 9/11 and the events leading up to them deserve a thorough, independent and unimpeachable investigation.  And if some rogue element within the U.S. government is responsible for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11, as several of these individuals allege, it is critical that that be disclosed and forcefully dealt with.

For the sake of those who died on 9/11, their families, the American people, and for the sake of peace in the world, please continue to seek the truth about 9/11. Demand a thorough and impartial reinvestigation of 9/11.

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Lastly, I'd like to share with you some pertinent quotes from Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain.

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country."  –  Teddy Roosevelt

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."  –  Teddy Roosevelt

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."  –  Mark Twain

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."  –  Mark Twain

Sincerely,

Alan Miller
Email: alan.miller (at) PatriotsQuestion911 (dot) com

CREDIBLE CRITICS OF THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF 9/11 

May 18, 2009: 41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11Official Account of 9/11: “Terribly Flawed,” “Laced with Contradictions,” “a Joke,” “a Cover-up”
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Summary: More than 40 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency veterans have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and most have called for a new investigation. Veterans from the U.S. State Department, the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the branches of the U.S. Military are quoted.

June 17, 2009: 29 Structural & Civil Engineers Cite Evidence for Controlled Explosive Demolition in Collapses of All 3 WTC High-Rises on 9/11more than 1,000 Architects and Engineers have joined call for new investigation, faulting official collapse reports
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Feb. 24, 2009: Respected Medical Professionals Launch New 9/11 Truth Group Announces Online Petition Calling for New Investigation
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Summary: In response to growing concerns about omissions, distortions, and contradictions in the official account of 9/11, an alliance of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, researchers, and other medical professionals has announced the formation of a new 9/11 Truth group.  Calling themselves Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, the group has launched an online petition calling for a new investigation into the events of 9/11, which can be seen on the group’s website at http://MP911Truth.org

Jan. 14, 2008: Twenty-five U.S. Military Officers Challenge Official Account of 9/11 Official Account of 9/11 “Impossible”, “A Bunch of Hogwash”, “Total B.S.”, “Ludicrous”, “A Well-Organized Cover-up”, “A White-Washed Farce”
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Summary: Twenty-five U.S. military officers condemn the official account of 9/11.  The article details severe criticism of the official account of 9/11 by: General Albert Stubblebine, former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Col. Ronald D. Ray, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Major John M. Newman, PhD, former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency, Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, former staff member of the Director of the National Security Agency, Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, Director of Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and 20 other officers.

Jan. 5, 2008:  Eight U.S. State Department Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11
Official Account of 9/11 "Flawed", "Absurd", "Totally Inadequate", "a Cover-up"  
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Summary: Eight U.S. State Department veterans denounce the official account of 9/11 as "flawed", "absurd", "totally inadequate", "a cover-up", "a failure" filled with "numerous inconsistencies" and call for a new 9/11 investigation.

These State Department veterans served in the Federal government for decades.  They were responsible for formulating and implementing U.S. foreign policy.  Their statements demonstrate that the desire for a new, thorough, and independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal Americans.  It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for America’s security and the future of the entire world.  We must not now ignore their stunning condemnation of the official account of 9/11.

Dec. 13, 2007:  Seven Senior Federal Engineers and Scientists Call for New 9/11 Investigation – Official Account of 9/11 "Impossible", "Hogwash", "Fatally Flawed"
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Summary: Seven senior Federal engineers and scientists call for a new 9/11 investigation and denounce the official account of 9/11 as: "impossible", "hogwash", "fatally flawed", "false", "does not match the available facts", and "politically driven".

These senior engineers and scientists served in the Federal government for decades.  Their primary functions were the responsible application of technology and the pursuit of scientific truth.  Their statements demonstrate that the desire for a new, thorough, and independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal Americans.  It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for America’s security and the future of the entire world.  We must not now ignore their stunning condemnation of the official account of 9/11.

Dec. 4, 2007:  Eight Senior Republican Appointees Challenge Official Account of 9/11
Official Account of 9/11 "Not Possible", "a Whitewash", "False"
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Summary: Eight senior Republican appointees denounce the official account of 9/11 as: "an inside job", "not possible ", "operationally infeasible ", "false", "a whitewash ", and "does not conform to the facts".

These individuals were carefully selected and appointed to important positions in Republican administrations from President Richard Nixon to current President George W. Bush.  Their statements demonstrate that the desire for a new, thorough, and independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal Americans.  It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for America’s security and the future of the entire world.  We must not now ignore their stunning condemnation of the official account of 9/11.

Sep. 23, 2007:  Seven CIA Veterans Challenge 9/11 Commission Report
Official Account of 9/11 a "Joke" and a "Cover-up" 
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Summary: Seven CIA veterans denounce the official account of 9/11 as: "a joke", "a coverup", "a monstrous series of lies", "a pretext for war", "not a serious piece of analysis", riddled with "serious shortcomings," "omissions," and "major flaws."

These individuals played significant roles in our national security apparatus from the 1960's through the 1990's.  In particula