Let’s take a minute to re-acquaint ourselves with the 9/11 official explanation, which is not regarded as a conspiracy theory despite the fact that it comprises an amazing conspiracy.

by Paul Craig Roberts

While we were not watching, conspiracy theory has undergone Orwellian redefinition.

A “conspiracy theory” no longer means an event explained by a conspiracy. Instead, it now means any explanation, or even a fact, that is out of step with the government’s explanation and that of its media pimps.

For example, online news broadcasts of RT have been equated with conspiracy theories by the New York Times simply because RT reports news and opinions that the New York Times does not report and the US government does not endorse.

In other words, as truth becomes uncomfortable for government and its Ministry of Propaganda, truth is redefined as conspiracy theory, by which is meant an absurd and laughable explanation that we should ignore.

When piles of carefully researched books, released government documents, and testimony of eye witnesses made it clear that Lee Harvey Oswald was not President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, the voluminous research, government documents, and verified testimony was dismissed as “conspiracy theory.”

In other words, the truth of the event was unacceptable to the authorities and to the Ministry of Propaganda that represents the interests of authorities.


The purest example of how Americans are shielded from truth is the media’s (including many Internet sites’) response to the large number of professionals who find the official explanation of September 11, 2001 inconsistent with everything they, as experts, know about physics, chemistry, structural engineering, architecture, fires, structural damage, the piloting of airplanes, the security procedures of the United States, NORAD’s capabilities, air traffic control, airport security, and other matters. These experts, numbering in the thousands, have been shouted down by know-nothings in the media who brand the experts as “conspiracy theorists.”


This, despite the fact that the official explanation endorsed by the official media is the most extravagant conspiracy theory in human history.

Let’s take a minute to re-acquaint ourselves with the official explanation, which is not regarded as a conspiracy theory despite the fact that it comprises an amazing conspiracy. The official truth is that a handful of young Muslim Arabs who could not fly airplanes, mainly Saudi Arabians who came neither from Iraq nor from Afghanistan, outwitted not only the CIA and the FBI, but also all 16 US intelligence agencies and all intelligence agencies of US allies including Israel’s Mossad, which is believed to have penetrated every terrorist organization and which carries out assassinations of those whom Mossad marks as terrorists.

In addition to outwitting every intelligence agency of the United States and its allies, the handful of young Saudi Arabians outwitted the National Security Council, the State Department, NORAD, airport security four times in the same hour on the same morning, air traffic control, caused the US Air Force to be unable to launch interceptor aircraft, and caused three well-built steel-structured buildings, including one not hit by an airplane, to fail suddenly in a few seconds as a result of limited structural damage and small, short-lived, low-temperature fires that burned on a few floors.

The Saudi terrorists were even able to confound the laws of physics and cause WTC building seven to collapse at free-fall speed for several seconds, a physical impossibility in the absence of explosives used in controlled demolition.

The story that the government and the media have told us amounts to a gigantic conspiracy; really a script for a James Bond film. Yet, anyone who doubts this improbable conspiracy theory is defined into irrelevance by the obedient media.

Anyone who believes an architect, structural engineer, or demolition expert who says that the videos show that the buildings are blowing up, not falling down, anyone who believes a Ph.D. physicist who says that the official explanation is inconsistent with known laws of physics, anyone who believes expert pilots who testify that non-pilots or poorly-qualified pilots cannot fly airplanes in such maneuvers, anyone who believes the 100 or more first-responders who testify that they not only heard explosions in the towers but personally experienced explosions, anyone who believes University of Copenhagen nano-chemist Niels Harrit who reports finding unreacted nano-thermite in dust samples from the WTC towers, anyone who is convinced by experts instead of by propaganda is dismissed as a kook.

In America today, and increasingly throughout the Western world, actual facts and true explanations have been relegated to the realm of kookiness. Only people who believe lies are socially approved and accepted as patriotic citizens.

Indeed, a writer or newscaster is not even permitted to report the findings of 9/11 skeptics. In other words, simply to report Professor Harrit’s findings now means that you endorse them or agree with them. Everyone in the US print and TV media knows that he/she will be instantly fired if they report Harrit’s findings, even with a laugh. Thus, although Harrit has reported his findings on European television and has lectured widely on his findings in Canadian universities, the fact that he and the international scientific research team that he led found unreacted nano-thermite in the WTC dust and have offered samples to other scientists to examine has to my knowledge never been reported in the American media.

Even Internet sites on which I am among the readers’ favorites will not allow me to report on Harrit’s findings.

WTC 7 was still standing after this announcement.

As I reported earlier, I myself had experience with a Huffington Post reporter who was keen to interview a Reagan presidential appointee who was in disagreement with the Republican wars in the Middle East. After he published the interview that I provided at his request, he was terrified to learn that I had reported findings of 9/11 investigators. To protect his career, he quickly inserted on the online interview that my views on the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions could be dismissed as I had reported unacceptable findings about 9/11.

The unwillingness or inability to entertain any view of 9/11 different from the official view dooms to impotence many Internet sites that are opposed to the wars and to the rise of the domestic US police state. These sites, for whatever the reasons, accept the government’s explanation of 9/11; yet, they try to oppose the ”war on terror” and the police state which are the consequences of accepting the government’s explanation. Trying to oppose the consequences of an event whose explanation you accept is an impossible task.

If you believe that America was attacked by Muslim terrorists and is susceptible to future attacks, then a “war on terror” and a domestic police state to root out terrorists become necessary to make Americans safe. The idea that a domestic police state and open-ended war might be more dangerous threats to Americans than terrorists is an impermissible thought.

A country whose population has been trained to accept the government’s word and to shun those who question it is a country without liberty in its future.

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS has had careers in scholarship and academia, public service, and journalism. He served as Congressional staff and as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration. He can be reached at: PaulCraigRoberts@yahoo.com



  1. Ross Johnson on the 21. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Yes Paul Roberts,they invented the most outrageous false flag event possible,seeming so incredulous,that no one would believe otherwise, even when confronted with scientific facts.The hard part has been getting people to look at the evidence.The evidence is irrefutable.

    Building 7 is the ice breaker since it came down in a classic freefall demolition style and no plane impacted it.All three buildings defied the laws of physics with molten steel and clear evidnece of explosions.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/trades-hall-president-kevin-bracken-calls-911-conspiracy/story-e6frf7kx-1225941158523 Here we see the very same picture of the South Tower which pitches at the top at 26 deg.This is the pile driver that NIST says crushed the lower two thirds of this tower.Now the laws of physics say that this pile driver should have continued on that vector and fallen over.Instead it miraculously explodes into dust as does the rest of the tower.The pile driver did not do its’ job for two very impossible reasons.It could not act as a pile driver because it was falling over and secondly its’ mass was dispersed by explosions before it could exert any force on the lower structure.

    Even at an elemnetary science level,the whole official story is a farce.

  2. Jonathan Mark on the 21. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Excellent post that tries to turn the world back right side up. 9/11 is connected to a vast right and left wing conspiracy (because it takes two wings to fly) that goes back perhaps Centuries, but really exploded with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, after President Eisenhower warned about the dangers of the Military Industrial Complex. How I got involved with 9-11, from efforts to stop the weaponization of space, is explained in this article I wrote: Space for Peace and September 11 – http://flybynews.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/space-for-peace-and-september-11/

  3. Paul on the 21. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    The nail in the coffin for those seeking the truth was Bush the Lesser’s pronouncement “You are either with us, or with the terrorists”. From that moment, the LameStream Media ran with it like the pack of howling dogs that they are. His second statement ” Never let us entertain outrageous conspiracy theories “, merely concentrated that ” with us or agin us ” mindset. They managed to pull off the greatest lie in history, murdered 3000 people on live television,and told us what wwe saw, for ourselves, isnt what happened. Remember when that pro golfer ( the name escapes me at this time ) was flying in his private plane, and air traffic control lost contact? The Air Force was on its tail in 6 minutes and escorted it to its crash site. Four airliners flew all over the North East , transiting 27 individual Air Force bases, with out any response at all. When they did respond it was a “day late and a dollar short”. The political class, bends over to its masters, all of whom should be arrested and held at Gitmo themselves , until it is decided how best to deal with their treason. Orwell, or Victor Hugo, for that matter, couldn’t have dreamt this stuff up in thier wildest fits of imagination, and yet millions of people still believe the worst lies of those in charge. We came into the 21st century full of hope that finally we might just have a better future. Instead it has been snatched away from old men who can’t keep their pants zipped up and thier war-mongering libidos in check. Since everything now is monitored and the NSA is reading this as its being typed. all I can say is, I take an XL orange jumpsuit, and I challenge them to shut me up, because I believe they are part of the most evil and pernicious machine on the face of the planet. How do any of these people sleep at night? very well, I suppose. If I was a God-fearing man, I’d say they’ll all get theirs come Judgement day. But I would much rather see them catch hell now. I lost three friends in the attck, and I will not let them go without justice being visited upon each and every man or woman involved.

  4. mgeo on the 21. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    There seems to be an overemphasis on Building 7 – besides the TV boo-boo of course. To me, the other 2 buildings came down equally fast. Maybe not in freefall, but amazingly fast all the same.

    The word failure is wholly inadequate to describe the destruction. When we say a civil-engineering structure failed, we mean that it failed structurally – that’s all. In this case, 3 very large, robust structures each turned almost 100% into powder within seconds, starting from top to bottom. The exception was the passport of one hijacker found on the ground nearby.

    We might as well believe that aliens shot micro-black holes from directly above the buildings. Such an explanation will come in useful when one of the creaking nuclear plants fails.

  5. Ross Johnson on the 21. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    mgeo the reason for the emphasis on WTC7 is that most people do not know of its’ existance and second,no plane impacted it.It is an attention grabber which leads people to a multitude of lies and anomolies.As I’ve said,people will not even consider the possibilty let alone look at the evidence.Their nanny state Govt would not hurt them or betray them would they?

  6. Debbie on the 22. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    @Ross Johnson. WTC 7.

    Right if they pulled WTC7, they did all.

    I quote some important excerpts from Dr. Sabrosky’s article Treason, Betrayal and Deceit: 9/11 and Beyond (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23460.htm)

    “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.”

  7. Ross Johnson on the 22. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Debbie this is what makes the situation so dangerous for the whole planet.It also involves the large banking interests and the UN.There is an underlying philosophy that the planet is over populated and it is time for the chosen ones to reign supreme.Woven into this are Carbon taxes and ETS to finance their world Govt.There are a lot of hangers on glued to this Zionist philosophy who have a lot of wealth that aren’t Jewish.There are also many Jews who are repulsed by what is happening but few have the courage to say it.

    Zionism is a state of mind,not necessarily a religion or race ie feeling superior to all others.We can trace it back to our tribal roots and all cultures are guilty of it to some degree.Some of the Jews however with their manifest destiny philosophy of the Old Testament have raised it to an artform.

    So now they are desperate and are pushing to expand their wars of imperialism to escape us and supress China.China is the prime enemy because it has an independant Govt Banking system free from Western Central Banks controlled by a lot of Zionists.It is this Banking system that enables their power.

    China was offered a deal by the Rothschilds recently,a partnership to make the Renminbi the new Global currency but China would have none of that.They have warned the US not invade Pakistan or Iran as this would be construed as an attack on their sovereignity.

    So now the attacks have moved back to Libya with the prospect of Obama sending in troops and the invasion of Syria.

    I don’t think China or Russia will back down since they smell a decaying West with no productivity to back up and enormous debt created by its’ central banking parasites.India is seeing which way the pendulum will swing.

    The West will not win a conventional war against the population might of these countries.They will out number our demoralised forces by 10:1.It will quickly escallate to a nuke war.

    NATO is already complaining about their lack of bombs.Our system has been so corrupted that the Military are not getting any value for money spent.

    I think that the rush is on before the elections in the US next yr to expand the wars just in case some one like Ron Paul becomes President.

    The next false flag event some say, could be the Seer’s Towers in Chicago,now known as the Willis Towers.Larry Silverstein owns them and guess what,they are full of asbestos just like the twin towers.Would they be that audacious to pull the same stunt twice?

  8. Charles Frith on the 22. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    It’s not the evidence that is the problem it’s the heretical idea that the people supposed to take care of humans are happy to kill them. Lots of people have a real problem with the truth. I can almost understand it. Almost.

  9. Solon on the 23. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    another important video — essential to be in the armamentarium in the Battle for America


  10. Solon on the 23. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Ross Johnson, are you aware of the Shlomo Wald dossier on Israel alliance with China, prepared under auspices of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, charter chairman, Dennis Ross.


  11. Ross Johnson on the 23. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Thanks for the link Solon.They’ve tried to pitch India against Pakistan by blaming the Mumbai attacks on them.It hasn’t worked.China has said that an attack on Pakistan will be an attack on its’ sovereignty.So now we see the West pulling out of Afghanistan to consolidate their power in the Middle East and protect Israel.

    Webster Tarpley and Alex Jones say soldiers will invade Libya in July and Syria is next.So they will consolidate their positions that won’t upset China too much.

    Russia won’t be happy with the invasion of Syria.I really don’t think that the bubble wrapped West has the guts or the moral fibre to take on China or Russia.Drones and high tech weapons don’t win wars.It is the door to door foot soldiers that take control and we are not up to the task.

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