Ever since 9/11, readers keep asking me my views on these attacks. I have been barraged with emails until my head spins with engineering studies about melting steel, controlled explosions, claims about nefarious plots, and wreckage analysis.

One of the most colorful theories comes from Gen. Hamid Gul, former director of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, ISI. He insists that 9/11 was staged by Israel’s Mossad and a cabal of rightwing US Air Force generals.

I inspected the ruins of the New York’s Twin Towers, atop which I often dined, right after the attack. Downtown Manhattan was enveloped by a hideous, stinking miasma from the attack. I have never smelled anything so awful. It took me days to scrub the foul odor off my body. As a native New Yorker, I was shaken to the core by 9/11 – but hardly surprised, as I had predicted a major attack on the US nine days earlier.

While visiting the Pentagon to consult on the Mideast, I also inspected its outside wall hit by the third hijacked aircraft.
I saw photos of the impact site and could not understand what had happened to all the aircraft wreckage. There was almost none.

In 1993, I was hijacked over Germany on a Lufthansa flight bound for Cairo. The Ethiopian hijacker took us all the way back to New York City. The hijacker was threatening to crash our A310 jumbo jet into Wall Street.

Our flight was shadowed by US F-15 fighters that had orders to shoot, if necessary. Where, then, was US air defense on 11 Sept. 2001?

A day after 9/11, I was asked on CNN if Osama bin Laden was behind the attack. ‘We have yet to see the evidence,’ I replied. I maintain this position today.

Bin Laden denied he or al-Qaida was behind 9/11 and the death’s of nearly 3,000 people. The plot was hatched in Hamburg, Germany and Madrid, Spain, not in Afghanistan. A Pakistani, Khaled Sheik Mohammed, claimed he was the mastermind – after being tortured by near-drowning 183 times by the CIA.

While denying involvement, Osama bin Laden did say he believed the attack on New York was in part motivated by Israel’s destruction of downtown Beirut during its 1982 invasion of Lebanon that inflicted some 18,000 civilian deaths.

Tapes that appeared to confirm bin Laden’s guilt were clumsy fakes. They were supposedly “found” in Afghanistan by the anti-Taliban Afghan Northern Alliance, which was created and funded by Russian intelligence.

I had met Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and told CNN viewers that he was not the man in the tapes.

After 9/11, Secretary of State Colin Powell promised Americans the State Department would issue a White Paper detailing bin Laden’s guilt. Afghanistan’s Taliban government asked for this document before it would extradite bin Laden, as the US was demanding. The White Paper was never produced, and the US ignored proper legal procedure and invaded Afghanistan. We still wait for evidence.

I remain uncertain that Osama bin Laden was really behind the attacks. Much circumstantial evidence points to him and al-Qaida, but conclusive proof still lacks. One thing is certain: the attacks were planned and mounted from Germany, not Afghanistan. Of the 19 hijackers, 15 were Saudis, two from the United Arab Emirates, one an Egyptian and a Lebanese.

By the way, I’ve said ever since 9/11 that the danger and size of al-Qaida has been vastly exaggerated – as an explosive report this week by the London’s esteemed International Institute for Strategic Studies has just confirmed. Al-Qaida, dedicated to fighting the Afghan Communists, never had more than 300 members at its peak.

Today, according to CIA chief Leon Panetta, there are no more than 50 al-Qaida men in Afghanistan. Yet President Barack Obama has tripled the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 120,000 because of what to calls the al-Qaida threat. What is going on?

Many people abroad believe al-Qaida is an American invention used to justify foreign military operations. I do not share this view. Osama bin Laden was never a US agent, though his group indirectly received funds from CIA to fight the Communists.

Back to 9/11. I still cannot understand how amateur pilots could manage to maneuver in low to hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon. As a Pakistani intelligence agent told me, “if they were really amateur Arab pilots, they would have crashed into one another, not the World Trade Center!”

The arrest of Israeli “movers” filming the attack and dancing with joy, and the subsequent arrest of groups of Israeli “students” supposedly tracking the would-be hijackers remains a deep mystery. So does the immobilization of US air defenses.

The US 9/11 Commission was a whitewash, as are all such government commissions. They are designed to obscure, not reveal, the truth.

A 2006, a Scripps Howard/Washington Post poll found that 36% of the 1,000 Americans sampled believed the US government was behind 9/11. Many Americans still do not believe the official version of 9/11.

Neither do many Europeans. The entire Muslim world believes 9/11 was the work of Israel and far right American neocons, led by Dick Cheney.

If the official story about 9/11 is true, the attacks caught the Bush administration asleep on guard duty. Bush’s incompetent national security advisor, Condoleeza Rice, brushed off serious warnings of the impending attack and actually cut spending on anti-terrorism just before 9/11.

The White House and media were quick to blame Muslims who hated America’s lifestyle and values, launching the concept of “Islamic terrorism” – i.e. that the Muslim faith, not political issues, prompted the attacks.

This dangerous canard has infected America, leading to a rising tide of Islamophobia. This week’s continued uproar over a Muslim community center in downtown New York, and a Florida preacher’s threat to burn Korans, are the latest doleful example of cultivated religious hatred.

The suicide team that attacked New York and Washington made clear its aim was: a. to punish the US for backing Israel’s repression of Palestinians; and b. what they called US “occupation” of Saudi Arabia. Though they were all Muslims, religion was not the motivating factor.

As the CIA’s former bin Laden expert Michael Scheuer rightly observed, the Muslim world was furious at the US for what it was doing in their region, not because of America’s values, liberties or religion.

These motives for the 9/11 attack have been largely obscured by the whipping up hysteria over “Islamic terrorism.” The planting of anthrax in New York, Florida and Washington soon after 9/11 was clearly designed to promote further anti-Muslim furor. The perpetrators of this red herring remain unknown. But the anthrax attack hastened passage of the semi-totalitarian Patriot Act that sharply limited the personal freedoms of Americans and imposed draconian new laws.

Faked bin Laden videos and audio tapes. Planted anthrax. An intact Koran implausibly found at ground zero. Evidence in a hijacker’s bag that had somehow failed to make his ill-fated flight. Immediate claims that al-Qaida was behind the attacks. Those amateur kamikaze pilots and collapsing towers.

Perhaps most damning, tapes taken in London of meetings between President George Bush and PM Tony Blair revealed a sinister proposal by the US president to provoke war with Iraq by painting US aircraft in UN colors, then buzzing Iraqi air defenses until they fired on them, thus providing a “casus belli.” Bush also reportedly told Blair that after Iraq, he would “go on” to attack Saudi Arabia, Syria and Pakistan.

In 1939, Nazi Germany dressed up soldiers in Polish uniforms to provoke a border fire-fight to justify Berlin’s ensuing invasion of Poland. Bush’s plan was of the same ilk. A president who would contemplate such a criminal operation might go a lot further to achieve his imperial dreams.

As a veteran journalist, to me, all this smells to high heaven. There are just too many unanswered questions, too many suspicions, and that old Roman legal question, “cui bono” – “to whose benefit?”

On 28 February, 1933, fire, set by a Dutch Jew, ravaged the Germany’s parliament, the Reichstag. While the Reichstag’s ruins were still smoking, Adolf Hitler’s government declared a war against “terrorism.” A “Decree for the Protection of People and State” was promulgated suspending all legal protections of speech, assembly, property, and personal liberties. The Reichstag fire allowed the government to round up “terrorism” suspects without due process of law and made police powers near absolute.

Sound familiar? Here’s another startling coincidence. Two years before 9/11, a series of mysterious apartment building bombings in Russia killed over 200 people. “Islamic terrorists” from Chechnya were blamed.

Panic swept Russia and boosted former KGB agent Vladimir Putin into full power. Russian security agents of FSB were caught red-handed planting explosives in another building, but the story was hushed up. A former FSB agent, Alexander Litvinenko, who tried to reveal this story, was murdered in London by radioactive polonium.

Similarly, the Bush administration’s neocons shamelessly used 9/11 to promote the invasion of Iraq. Just before the attack, polls showed 80% of Americans erroneously believed Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11. Dr. Goebbels would have been proud.

So what, in the end, can we conclude? 1. We still do not know the real story about 9/11. 2. The official version is not credible. 3. 9/11 was used to justify invading strategic Afghanistan and oil-rich Iraq. 4. The attacks plunged America into wars against the Muslim world and enriched the US arms industry. 5. 9/11 boosted pro-Israel neoconservatives, formerly a fringe group, into power, and with them America’s totalitarian far right. 6. Bush’s unprovoked war against Iraq destroyed one of Israel’s two main enemies. 7. 9/11 put America in what may turn out to be a permanent state of war with the Muslim world – a key goal of the neoconservatives.

But I’ve seen no hard evidence to date that 9/11 was a plot by America’s far right or by Israel or a giant cover-up. Just, perhaps, the Mother of All Coincidences. In the end, it may just have been 19 angry Arabs and a bumbling Bush administration looking for someone else to blame.

Eric Margolis [send him mail] is the author of War at the Top of the World and the new book, American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World. See his website

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  1. Paul on the 13. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    There may be no “hard” evidence of Israeli involvement but there’s more than enough evidence of Israeli foreknowledge.

  2. Earlaiman on the 13. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Considering that no real investigations have ever been conducted, it is not surprising that there is no “real” evidence of anything.

    What the hell?

    You put nothing in you get nothing out!


  3. Earlaiman on the 13. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    There have been just too many coincidences for coincidence!


  4. Ross on the 13. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    I give you all a bit of a chuckle.Some months ago I gave a copy of Blueprint for Truth by Architects and Engineers to a client who was an engineer.

    When I asked him what he thought of the evidence.He said that the Towers were iconic buildings thus were susceptable to terrorists attacks.So the US Govt probably had them secretly wired with explosives so they could be brought down safely.

    Now we have CIA,FBI ENRON offices in WTC7 permanently wired with nano thermite along with the towers.It gives a whole new meaning to no smoking signs.Smoking can ruin your health.

    Now if the US Govt had them wired for safety reasons,Silverstein must have forgotten to warn 3000 people to evacuate before they flicked the switch.

    Now it is all clear.Larry was busy ringing his insurance company to see if they’d pay out on a controlled demo rather than a terrorist attack,thus it completely slipped his mind to warn everyone to escape.

  5. Bob on the 13. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    If you haven’t yet read Christopher Bollyn’s work, you should. That provides a good overview of the evidence of Israel’s involvement.

    Also have a look at:
    www dot whale dot to/b/israel_did_911.html

    Also, look at ae911truth dot org. There is absolutely no doubt at all that those collapses were a controlled demolition. Thousands and thousands of highly qualified architects, engineers, demolition experts and so on will tell you this with complete certainty, and have signed their names to this. If you look for qualified architects, engineers or demolition experts who say with certainty that there was no controlled demolition, you won’t be able to find five, and the few that you do find will be working for the government.

  6. JA Hiraishi on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    One fact that has not been given much, if any press as far as I know, is the name of the commander of NORAD at that time who was responsible for the air defenses of North America. He was Gen Richard Myers. Sound familiar?

    Shortly after his orders for his fighter jets to stand down and allow the attacks on WTC to take place, he was rewarded with a promotion to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most powerful military position on the planet. And from that lofty perch, he was instrumental in enabling the illegal invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

  7. Lokis on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Stay off small planes Eric – glad to see you are beginning to question your masters – do a wee bit more research and you will find more that will bring you into the lite e.g. many of the supposed highjackers still live.

  8. Bubba on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    I agree with Eric’s premise in his article. With the passage of time and obfuscation from the government, it is now very difficult to separate ‘truth’ from fiction. Emotions have obscured ones ability to see the truth and we all end up seeing the devils we expect to see. I guess that the only good thing that has happened recently has been the economic implosion. It will rob potential war mongers of their ability to finance and ultimately wage discretionary war. If the ‘fringe’ neocons are truly an evil power lording over the US, then a little poverty will help them back into their corners.

  9. zen on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    No hard evidence? If the collapse of building 7 due to ‘office fires’ isnt hard evidence I dont know what is. Maybe Eric is just too hard headed to see hard evidence.

  10. Nelson_2008 on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Firstly, there aren’t a whole lot of “suspects” to choose from, are there? I mean, there simply aren’t a whole hell of a lot of “organizations” or “groups” with the means, motive and opportunity, were there?

    Second, that there is a cover-up is self-evident; it’s indisputable. If there was nothing to cover up, there would be no cover-up, right? This in itself should be sufficiently damning proof of “inside job”.

    Lastly, the overwhelming circumstantial evidence points to Israel and its agents (and I include the “U.S. government” in this category as it’s clearly not an independent actor).

  11. Debbie on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Isn’t it rather Grand Jury time?

    Given the fact that it has become pretty widely accepted that it was not a gang of ignorant, incompetent Arabs with boxcuttters who hijacked some planes and blew down those buildings in the first place, nor an airliner which bore such a neat round hole into the Pentagon, but rather the Israeli Mossad in conjunction with some highly placed officials in the USG and if, as has been testified by reliable and proprietary authority, Building 7 was actually and deliberately “pulled” while inhabitants and rescue workers were still inside the building, then an act of Insurance Fraud as well as First Degree Murder have been committed. Isn’t it rather Grand Jury time?

    Perhaps a few dozen subpoenas and indictments would crack this nut once and for all and open it up for all to see.

    Long overdue! Long, long overdue.

    The souls of thousands of innocent New Yorkers who died that day, as well as those thousands of Americans and “coalition allies” who followed them overseas and into phony foreign wars for no meaningful purpose other than to “avenge” a faux and fraudulent crime call for revelation, openness and Justice.

    Many of these criminal fraudsters are still in Office. Many have retired or been thrown out. Most of them are still alive, and walking free!

    It is high time for some Grand Jury Investigations to be followed by Indictments, Courts Martial and Impeachments!

    C’mon Americans! Lets see you roll some subpoenas and indictments, to quote one of the “heroic” characters cited in this faux 9-11 fiasco!

    All your President Obama has to do, if he is indeed a man, and if he is indeed the President of the US, is to call a Grand Jury. He has been to Law School and he knows who to call and how to do it.

    All it takes is guts!

  12. Ronin on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Forget controlled demolition, or dancing Israelis or the ghost of Osama Bin Laden. The entire premise of the “official” version of 9/11 is utterly ridiculous. The hijack plan supposedly masterminded by Al-CIA-duh is a farce and would have been rejected out of hand as being totally impossible. Even if these supposed hijackers made it past airport security (and there isn’t a shred of evidence they were at the airports) they could have never expected to hijack a single aircraft without bringing down the entire US Airforce on their heads within in minutes. Then what did they plan to do? How did they even plan to navigate? Its a joke.

  13. Patrck Keller on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    You Have not heard of the military grade nanothermite found at ground zero? C’mon…
    Is not that a good enough proof that Ben Laden had nothing to do with this?
    Like the origin of the anthrax sent to congressmen, find where this nanothermtie was manufacutred and you’ll know who did it. By the way, Chris Bollyn, one of your colleagues, has a pretty good idea on this subject, as have others.

  14. Anthony on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    A Little Known Fact About the 9/11 Planes
    by Anthony Lawson

    Extract: …it would be a remarkable irony, and quite possibly a unique circumstance in the annals of American jurisprudence, if the assumptions used as reasons for launching wars against two sovereign nations, as well as the more generalised ‘War on Terror’ would not stand up as evidence in either a criminal prosecution or a civil damages suit in an American court of law.

    It is not a theory but a fact—one that is well known within the 9/11 truth movement—that the 9/11 Commission failed to ensure that at least one of the appropriate government agencies: the NTSB, the FBI or the FAA was commissioned to positively identify the aircraft which were allegedly involved in the murders of nearly 3,000 people, on September 11, 2001.

    One does not need to be a Harvard Law School graduate to know that the first and most important requirement in any murder investigation is to determine the cause of death, which often leads to a requirement to identify, and trace to its origins, a murder weapon, or, in the case of 9/11: weapons. And there can be no doubt that each of the four planes which were allegedly hijacked on the morning 9/11 was posited as being a murder weapon, by the U.S. administration and the 9/11 Commission, yet there is absolutely nothing which firmly connects the four allegedly-hijacked planes to any of the 9/11 crash sites.

    In fact it is not fanciful to suggest that if a lawyer, even of a far lower calibre than that of an Alan Dershowitz, were engaged to defend the airport security companies that allegedly allowed 19 box-cutter-carrying Arabs to get onto those planes, he would immediately call for the dismissal of such an action on the grounds that the planes which allegedly hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the one which crashed near Shanksville had never been forensically identified as the planes which, allegedly, had been hijacked that morning.
    And such a motion could not possibly be denied, as I will explain.

    The planes in question were alleged to have been: American Airlines flight 11 (Tail Number: N334AA), North Tower; United Airlines flight 175 (N612UA), South Tower; American Airlines flight 77 (N644AA), the Pentagon, and United Airlines flight 93 (N591UA), which supposedly crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. But the truth is that they could well have been different planes that had arrived on the scenes from quite different locations, because the crash debris recovered from those four crash sites has never been forensically linked to the planes that allegedly took off from Logan International, Boston; Dulles International, Washington and Newark International, New Jersey, and which were, allegedly, hijacked shortly thereafter. Therefore they cannot possibly be linked, without a reasonable doubt, to breaches of security at those airports.

    So, it would be a remarkable irony, and quite possibly a unique circumstance in the annals of American jurisprudence, if the assumptions used as reasons for launching wars against two sovereign nations, as well as the more generalised ‘War on Terror’ would not stand up as evidence in either a criminal prosecution or a civil damages suit in an American court of law.

    Air-crash investigations in the United States are normally carried out by the NTSB’s air accident investigation division, and there are several documentary television series featuring this government agency’s painstaking approach when investigating the causes of air crashes. During many such investigations, serial numbers from recovered parts are cross checked with the airline-in-question’s purchase and maintenance records, to try and identify the reason for an accident, when it is suspected that mechanical failure may have been the cause.

    However the NTSB has confirmed that—apparently for the first time from its inception, in 1967, since when it has investigated more than 124,000 other aviation accidents—it took no part in investigating any of the air crashes which occurred on September 11, 2001. So the world has been asked to take it on faith and hearsay that the four planes involved were normal scheduled flights which were hijacked by Arab terrorists, some of whom, are, allegedly, still alive.

    Even more disturbing is the fact that documentation exists, and is available on the Internet, which indicates that the FBI, backed up by a separate letter from the Justice Department has refused to release any information, under the Freedom of Information Act, about any debris recovered from the crash sites, including the serial number of the “Black Box” Cockpit Flight Data Recorder allegedly found near the alleged crash site of United Airlines Flight 93. It may be recalled that a transcript taken from this recorder formed the basis for several TV dramas and one Academy-Award winning feature film.

    By no means finally, but just as disturbing, the core of a jet engine, which can been seen in several 9/11 videos falling out of the northern face of the WTC’s South Tower, and which hit a building on its way down, and was photographed and videoed—in the presence of FBI personnel and at least one FBI vehicle—where it came to rest at the junction of Church and Murray streets, was later photographed, prior to its burial in a land fill on Staten Island. So much for what murder investigators are usually so concerned about: The chain of custody and preservation of important evidence, pending its identification.

    The events of 9/11 had consequences far beyond the destruction of life and property in the United States; they were the reasons for the launching of three wars. Yet it is obvious that a leader writer of an influential newspaper, the Washington Post, could not spare the time to look into such a serious matter—one that people with far fewer resources than he or she has access to have managed to do—before launching a scathing attack on a member of the Japanese parliament and the world-wide 9/11 truth movement, in general.

    Just because the 9/11 Commission did not do its job properly is no excuse for newspaper writers not to do theirs. Unless, of course, newspapers such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times are playing a conscious role in a conspiracy to prevent the truth about these events from surfacing. In which case their editors and owners would almost certainly be guilty of misprision of felony.
    I would like to stress that the identity of the planes is not the only reason why the 9/11 Commission’s findings should be regarded as invalid, and its members found guilty, at the very least, of gross oversights in the collection of the evidence which was used in the writing of its Final Report. Even a cursory look at the visual evidence of the collapsing World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and WTC 7 should have instilled grave doubts about the findings of some of the experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST.

    But, for my money, the real smoking guns were, and still are, the four aircraft that were used as weapons on that terrible day, and for them not to have been identified breaks every rule in any book which seeks to teach the art of solving crimes.

    Engine pictures:

  15. Patrck Keller on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Oh,and by the way, the most colorful theory did not come from Gen Gul, but from the White House.

  16. profnasty on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Dr. Alan Sabrosky is no fool. He is an American patriot. Cui bono? American arms makers (mostly Jewish/Neocon owned), Israel, american PlasticPolice, pasty white zio-christian “patriots” who seek to force Jesus to return by inciting nuclear war. Bring Jesus back by murdering millions of children. Dees(google images) people are evil beyond belief. Dey(don’t google) better hope Jesus does not come back soon!

  17. Andy Lee on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    “A former FSB agent, Alexander Litvinenko, who tried to reveal this story, was murdered in London by radioactive polonium.”

    Nice touch at the end. You really know how to hustle the snake oil.

  18. Patrck Keller on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Hey, Eric, are you going to publish your disquisition on the Huffington Post. I dare you.

  19. Tim on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    How could Israeli intelligence be following the hijackers and yet not know what flight they were booking and what plane they were getting onto?
    Didn’t they pull the same stunt about just giving a minimum of information to the US regarding the Beruit marine barracks bombing too?
    This is a repeat of that.

  20. justanother on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    There’s only one word for this article:-

    Diabolical – whoever he is…

    Just another “Pawns in the Game” type.

    So sad that people stray from or just cannot face truth, preferring the dark…and eternal oblivion.

  21. j r on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Either the US government was involved in 911 or the US taxpayer has been fleeced for the trillions spent on air defense since WW2.

  22. marz on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Obvious by the end statement that you want us to make your case for you. OK fine:

    120 arrests prior and 60 after 9/11 of Israeli operatives in US who were released back to Israel. Some of the dancing Israelis Mosaad agents even admitted their cameras were set up in advance to record the event.

    Zionist Phillip Zack was most likely anthrax suspect.

    Israeli citizen Dov Zakheim was in charge of the trillions missing from the pentagon accounting department conveniently destroyed on 9/11. He also was the CEO of a company specializing in remote control of aircraft. Airport security for all hijacked planes that day and the crotch and shoe bombers was Israeli. Security for Trade center Israeli. Odigo prewarned Israelis. Only 2 or 3 Isralies killed at ground zero despite 4000 in area. I’m tired, somebody else take over.

  23. LanceThruster on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    There is no “coincidence” whatsoever involved in the destruction of evidence at a crime scene.

  24. george in Toronto on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Eric just sucked and blew it
    I can understand his last comment–he couldn’t find evidunce.Sure Eric–you just did.
    Eric is Jewish brought up in Israel. I’m afraid he is toast.Exposing the truth-planned accidents happen Eric,This article will be the death wish to your career.
    Note: Why is Eric coming around? Last month he got his walking papers from decades of reporting for Toronto Sun–too Gentile not enoughKosherpig :^/

  25. Nelson_2008 on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Immediately following 9/11, somebody went through a lot of trouble to spread propaganda about the cause of the WTC towers’ “collapses”.

    In so doing, somebody implicated themselves.

    I’d love to hear one of the apologists for the “official” conspiracy theory explain this damning little piece of investigative journalism:


  26. Doug on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    the recent press conference by Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth will certainly cause you to question the official government version of what happened on 911. the comdedian
    Mr. Dick Gregory just turned 80 years old and pledged to fast until 2012 on behalf of the truth of the 911 demolition.

  27. Ross on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Debbie; The reason why they won’t issue subpoenas for the crimes of 911 is that the first prosecutor to do so will simply disappear.The media will ask no questions.

    It is a matter of courage and getting support systems in place for those who are willing to do it.

  28. elisabeth angel on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Eric wrote:
    “In 1939, Nazi Germany dressed up soldiers in Polish uniforms to provoke a border fire-fight to justify Berlin’s ensuing invasion of Poland.”

    This is false — just one more of the lies that are endlessly spewed about Germany and WWII. Now honestly, whom would you trust to tell the truth — a German or an Israeli? And who are the masters of false flags — Germans??? I don’t think so!

    The Zionists love to accuse others of what they do so often themselves — another example is the Reichstag fire;it too was NOT a Nazi false flag, though the Zionist media portray it as such.

    At the url below you can find an article by the Catalonian revisionist author Joaquin Bochaca which tells the real story of the “Gleiwitz incident” and explains why the false flag allegation makes no sense whatever.


  29. Qualtrough on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    The controlled demolition or remote controlled planes theories are nonsense. Far more likely is that Israeli intelligence agents were tailing the hijacking group, and may even have had one or more agent provocateurs among the group. I also think it is likely that they knew a big operation was at hand, although they may not have realized the extent of it. In any case they were pleased with the outcome, as 9/11 advanced Israeli interests as far as they were concerned. The evidence of the ‘dancing’ Israelis, groups of art students, and moving firms is compelling and needs further investigation. Right now it is lost amid all the nutcase tinfoil hat theories out there.

  30. Ross on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Qualtrough obiviously refuses to view the evidence.There is absolute scientific proof of controlled demolition.These buildings according to the official defied the laws of physics,jet fuel burned at more than twice it’s optimum temp to melt masses of steel.Danny Jowenko an expolosives expert who knew nothing of WTC 7,the third building said ,100% controlled demolition.

    Anyone who seriously views all the evidnence and denies the reality is either retarded or has an agenda of self interest.

  31. Nelson_2008 on the 14. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Everywhere on the internet where 9/11 truth is being discussed and the official lies exposed, along comes a “Qualtrough” screaming “nonsense” and trying to defend Israel and its fanatical partisans with the usual “limited hangout” propaganda.

    Well “Qualtrough”, the debate is over and you liars lost.

    Notwithstanding the dynamics of the buildings “collapses” which irrefutably prove controlled demolition, or the impossibility of a human being (especially one who’s never been at the controls of a jetliner before) making the precision banked turn Flt 175 made as it approached its target at almost 600 mph, in an 11 to 22 mph crosswind, the fact of the matter is that the criminals gave themselves dead away with their pathetic attempt to cover up their tracks.

    Let’s hear your exculpatory explanation for this:

  32. Debbie on the 15. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    A relevant excerpt from a recent post sent to a publication, by Dr. Alan Sabrosky:

    Your coverage of 9/11 was very good, but you neglected to mention the collapse of a third tower at the World Trade Center later that same day. This was WTC7, a 47-story building that collapsed straight down into its own footprint in under 7 seconds – and it was not hit by a plane.

    Many architects, civil engineers and especially demolitions experts have described the collapse of WTC7 as a very professional controlled demolition. This video of a Dutch demolitions expert is especially telling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=877gr6xtQIc

    Everyone should understand that if one WTC building was wired for a controlled demolition, then all of them were, and the planes were only intended to be a gruesome distraction. Further, neither 19 named Arabs on 4 planes nor any of their on-site supporters had the expertise, access and local support to do that – which means we have been taking casualties while killing some of the wrong people for nine years, with more to come.

    Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D, University of Michigan) is a ten-year US Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the US Army War College. He can be contacted at docbrosk@comcast.net

  33. Debbie on the 15. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Another one of Dr. Sabrosky’s analysis worth reading:

    Treason, Betrayal and Deceit: 9/11 and Beyond

    By Alan Sabrosky.

    September 10, 2009 “Information Clearing House’ — The attacks on September 11, 2001 have been a defining moment for America. The political and psychological impact on Americans of a concerted and visible attack in America was enormous — indeed, it is an interesting “coincidence” that the attacks occurred on the one day of the year whose mention reinforces a public sense here of danger and emergency: 9-1-1.

    A significant development in the 1990s was the formation of the neo-conservative think tank known as PNAC (Project for a New American Century), whose members prepared position papers for the Israeli government and for a future US Administration sharing their views. That happened in 2000 with the election of George W. Bush, and a contemporary writer summarized the tip of the neo-conservative iceberg in his first Administration this way:

    The “outsiders” from PNAC were now powerful “insiders,” placed in important positions from which they could exert maximum pressure on US policy…PNAC had a lock on military policy-creation in the Bush Administration.

    Especially significant in terms of subsequent events was the acknowledgement in one of PNAC’s own documents that their program for America (and Israel) would not readily be accepted by the American people. What this meant, PNAC opined in 2000, was that “the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor.”

    9/11 Reconsidered

    On September 11, 2001, the PNAC people in and out of government — and by extension AIPAC and Israel — “coincidentally” got the event they needed, barely eight months after coming into office. Most people are familiar with the basic details of that day — two commercial aircraft crashing into the two tallest buildings in New York City’s World Trade Center (WTC), a third striking the Pentagon, and a fourth ending up in a Pennsylvania field. Few people will forget the images of the burning buildings, their collapse, the casualties, and the sense of shock and tragedy that ensued.

    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. 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. The depiction of the media management in America in 2002 is especially informative, and has not changed significantly since then:

    CEOs and Directors of companies change as often as Boards of Directors vote. But if we could “freeze frame” the CEOs of the largest US Media companies in mid 2002, we would find that ten Jewish American men ran the vast majority of US television networks and other media companies including movies, radio, and publishing at that time. Not much has changed today.

    Looking Ahead

    Today we are getting the same line on Iran, from the same type of people — Obama himself tries to be more independent, but most of the key staff and national security people in his Administration do not differ greatly on Israel and the Middle East from those of his predecessor. And the Congress has shown itself to be even more of AIPAC’s lap-dog than the preceding Congress, an exercise in self-serving cowardice that admittedly has taken some doing.

    But AIPAC and company are riding a tiger in America, and if they ever slip, the resulting convulsion will be catastrophic for them and for Israel. The open unfolding of the 9/11 tragedy and its ensuing wars that is now occurring can be that slip. The human cost to America to date is some 60,000 people, military and civilian, killed or wounded on 9/11 and in Iraq and Afghanistan together, with more to come once we go to war with Iran (or get dragged into it following an Israeli attack on Iran). Much of the deliberately misdirected rage that followed 9/11 has given way to endurance and grief.

    But grief is a close cousin to rage, and an enraged America is not pretty, as anyone familiar with our history can appreciate. Americans are often deceptive without meaning to be. To much of the world, they often come across as naive, bumbling innocents in the world of global politics. And on a day-to-day basis, there is much truth to that.

    But an enraged America is a very different character. You have only to look at what happened in WWII to German and Japanese cities, towns and villages, where America slaughtered literally millions of German and Japanese civilians — most of them women and children — knew it was doing it, and cared nothing at all. The goal was to crush, and restraint was not a word used much at all.

    If these Americans and those like them ever fully understand just how much of their suffering — and the suffering we have inflicted on others — is properly laid on the doorsteps of Israel and its advocates in America, they will sweep aside those in politics, the press and the pulpits alike whose lies and disloyalty brought this about and concealed it from them. They may well leave Israel looking like Carthage after the Romans finished with it. It will be Israel’s own great fault.

    Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D, University of Michigan) is a ten-year US Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the US Army War College. He can be contacted at docbrosk@comcast.net

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  34. Rehmat on the 18. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Some of the ‘coincidences’ my fellow Canadian Eric Margolis missed…..

    “The most important thing for us is to find Osama bin Laden. It’s our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him,” Dubya Bush, September 13, 2001.

    “I don’t know where he is. I have no idea and I really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority,” Dubya Bush, March 2002.

    “You cannot distinguish between Al-Qaeda and Saddam,” Dubya Bush, September 25, 2002.

    “We have never claimed that Saddam Hussein had either direction or control of 9/1,” Condoleeza Rice, Dubya Bush’s National Security Adviser, September 16, 2003.

    “Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? I’ll tell you what I think the real threat (is) and actually has been since 1990 – it’s the threat against Israel,” Philip Zelikow, a member of the 9/11 Commission, told a crowed at the University of Virginia on Sep. 10, 2002.

    “Bush is the only one who could have given permission to US military jets to intercept and shoot down the hijacked planes thereby averting every target hit after the first. It is likely that he knew that other hijacked planes were in the air, and he could have given the command to intercept and shoot down if necessary. His known behavior constituted gross negligence at best, and given what he most probably knew; treason,” Sterling D. Allan, October 12, 2003.

    “I was not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States nor did I have knowledge of the attacks. There exists a government within a government within the United States. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself, to the people who want to make the present century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity. That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks… The American system is totally in control of the Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States,” Osama bin Laden’s first tape released after 9/11.

    In a recent poll – 74% of Americans who participated – don’t believe in the “official story of 9/11? anymore.

    Thierry Meyssan, French political anaylst wrote under the title, Nine years after September 11:

    We have commemorated the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, which served as pretext for a war which was meant to last forever. After killing nearly three thousand people in the U.S., the organizers of the attacks caused the death of more than one million people in Afghanistan and Iraq. They planned to extend the carnage to Syria and Iran, but have failed -for the time being- to implement that stage of the plan.

    On the occasion of this sad anniversary, those who shifted the blame for their own crimes on the Islamists before ravaging the Muslim Middle East, have come up with a new stage production. A fake debate about the construction of a Muslim center in Manhattan has been shaking the United States, while another one has been sparked by the cries to burn the Koran.

    In the end, the U.S. authorities will not fail to proclaim that they intervened to guarantee freedom of religion in their own country, expecting us to forget that the massive crimes committed by them in the Middle East were perpetrated in the spirit of a new crusade against Islam.

    They want to dull our awareness of their failure to convince us. Nine years ago, I stood alone to refute the lies of September 11, to denounce the coup d’état at the hands of the industrial-military complex, and to warn against the bellicose projects of the new Empire. In spite of the insults, the threats and the attacks, I traveled the world over sensitizing international public opinion and exposing the ideology behind the “clash of civilizations”.

    I was prevented from pursuing this objective in the United States, where I was declared persona non grata. However, after assimilating the blow and accepting my grief, brave U.S. citizens have raised the banner of truth in their own country. Polls indicate that each year 10% more Americans join the ranks of those who challenge the official version adopted by the Kean-Hamilton Commission. Currently over 70%, including Mr. Kean and Hamilton – who were in charge of imposing the definitive government’s version – are openly skeptical. At this rate, within three years the entire U.S. population will reject the official version.

    Today, a majority of people throughout the world demands that light be shed on these crimes. Having used September 11 to justify their invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq before the United Nations, the United States and the United Kingdom have put the issue squarely in the international arena. The time has come for the UN General Assembly to set up an investigative committee to compile the evidence already in the public domain, and prepare an indictment against the real suspects.

    Whether our loved ones were killed in the ruins of the World Trade Center or in the rubble of the bombed houses in Kabul and Baghdad, whether our children were killed by the occupants or died occupying the Middle East, we are the victims of the same system. We must fight together to estabish the whole truth and to hold the culprits accountable, because peace cannot be achieved without justice.


  35. Mike Boileau on the 18. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Listen to me! If anybody out there has ever put in an insurance claim for a loss involving a house fire then you will know full well that the Insurance Companies never pay out without a thorough investigation. In the case of WTC 7 we have Owner and Beneficiary, Larry Silverstein, telling Public TV that “I told the Fire Captain to Pull the building”. He explains that he wanted the Firemen out because it was too dangerous for them. LEGAL POINT here people!!!!! It is not the authority of Larry Silverstein, the insurance benefactor, to make that call. It is the Insurance Company’s man on scene, (In this case), to make that call. If you or I pulled a stunt like that, telling the Firemen to leave the building and stop fighting the fire, we would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER EVER have our claim paid out to us. It would be denied on the basis the Fire Department could have either saved the building or reduced the damage. If what Silverstein says was true, then his actions caused the building to continue to burn and that is what caused the collapse, if you believe the “Official Explanations” out there. His insurance claim(s) must be denied and then let him fight it out in Court with the Insurance Companies.

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