In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba. Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities. The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba's then new leader, communist Fidel Castro. America's top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba," and, "casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."
David Ruppe, "U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba," ABC News, May 1, 2001,
1. UN Human Rights Official Wants Investigation Into US Government Role In 9/11
2. Public figures increasingly speaking, calling for new, independent 9/11 investigation; Media ignores scores of professionals and experts, focuses instead on Rosie O'Donnell (If you only know about Rosie O'Donnell and Charlie Sheen, you depend far too much on the corporate media)
Why would people call for a new investigation? The remainder of this email is a brief on some of the reasons for dissatisfaction with the system-approved, bin Laden-inspired conspiracy theory.
3. Briefs on alternative conspiracy theories regarding 9/11
4. Ron Paul is correct about 'blowback'
5. National Institute for Standards and Technology calls total collapse of twin towers inexplicable
6. Hijackers trained at US bases; Hani Hanjour, allegedly the pilot who performed the stunning maneuver into the Pentagon, ‘couldn’t fly at all’ according to his flight instructor
7. Hijackers didn't act like religious fundamentalists: Drank alcohol, employed hookers, ate pork, more...
8. Rumsfeld admits "Al-Qaida" needed the help of a supporting state...But that state is neither Iran nor was it Iraq
9. Bin Laden: A CIA creation, not even being actively sought, and not charged with 9/11 by FBI
10. Bush (former business partner of Salem bin Laden) and Clinton obstructed investigations of bin Laden
11. On the eve of the attack: (i.) Revealing ‘no-fly’ warnings; (ii.) George H.W. Bush spends night in White House, (iii.) NORAD Running first day of a 2-day ‘War Games’, simulation, involving hijacked airplanes (iv.) "Put options" being bought on American Airlines, other companies, betting that these companies' stocks would decline sharply in value
12. Advanced warning: FBI, CIA, NSA, INS and Mossad all had advanced warnings...American Embassies and Saudi Royal Family aided hijackers
13. US had planned attacks on Taleban and Al-Qaida prior to 9/11
14. The White House “wouldn’t have done it”? (i.) The White House's well-known interference with the EPA has resulted in untold health damage (including fatalities) to thousands of workers & emergency personnel at ground zero; (ii.) The White House excels in fake news; (iii.) False-flag terror has been proposed - and carried out - before
15. Shhh...Go back to sleep...You probably don't remember much about 9/11 anyway
"US Home Audience" Admitted Target of US Military Propaganda
(Wire Report, "U.S. military stoking xenophobia in Iraq," UPI, UPI NewsTrack TopNews, April 10, 2006.)
UN Human Rights Official Wants Investigation Into US Government Role In 9/11
An official in the newly formed UN Human Rights Council has called for a fresh investigation into the events of 9/11 in order to examine the possible role that neoconservatives may have played in the attacks.
The New York Sun picked up the story today, explaining that Richard Falk, a professor of international law emeritus at Princeton University, and an expert on human rights was assigned to a new position within the council on March 26.
His role is to report on human rights in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs.
Two days prior to the announcement, Falk appeared on former University of Wisconsin lecturer Kevin Barrett’s radio show and spoke of how he is keen to see a fresh investigation into 9/11 in order to address inconsistencies in the official account of what happened.
Mr. Falk told Barrett, "It is possibly true that especially the neoconservatives thought there was a situation in the country and in the world where something had to happen to wake up the American people. Whether they are innocent about the contention that they made that something happen or not, I don’t think we can answer definitively at this point. All we can say is there is a lot of grounds for suspicion, there should be an official investigation of the sort the 9/11 commission did not engage in and that the failure to do these things is cheating the American people and in some sense the people of the world of a greater confidence in what really happened than they presently possess."
Falk previously penned the preface to Professor David Ray Griffin’s groundbreaking 2004 book The New Pearl Harbor, in which the theologian catalogued scores of unexplained facets surrounding 9/11 and inconsistencies in the official government version of events.
Falk has also published a number of notable books and essays analyzing the legality of the Vietnam War and other military operations, including the Iraq invasion.
A year ago he played a prominent role in a Citizens’ hearing on the legality of the Iraq War as a tribunal testifier.
Of the Invasion he has previously written:
"inescapable that an objective observer would reach the conclusion that this Iraq war is a war of aggression, and as such, that it amounts to a Crime against Peace of the sort for which surviving German leaders were indicted, prosecuted and punished at the Nuremberg trials conducted shortly after the Second World War."
Falk’s appointment to the Human Rights Council has also hit headlines due to the fact that he has previously slammed the Israeli occupation of Palestine and compared the Zionist government’s treatment of Palestinian Arabs to the Nazi treatment of Jews in the holocaust.
The Israeli government announced Tuesday that it will deny Falk a visa to enter Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.
Despite this and the now customary attacks from the Anti-Defamation League, Falk has stood by his comments, telling the BBC: "If this kind of situation had existed for instance in the manner in which China was dealing with Tibet or the Sudanese government was dealing with Darfur, I think there would be no reluctance to make that comparison,"
The New York Sun reports that former ambassador to the UN, John Bolton commented on Falk’s recent appointment to the Human Rights Council: "This is exactly why we voted against the new human rights council."
Bolton is clearly worried that like Falk, some of the officials within the council are legal experts that recognize war crimes when they see them and may actually attempt to do something about it.
Last month Japanese member of Parliament Yukihisa Fujita told the Alex Jones Show that a potential new investigation of the 9/11 cover-up may be coordinated by individuals within the United Nations.
It remains to be seen whether the Human Rights Council is composed of enough well meaning individuals to have a significant impact or whether, like much of the rest of the UN, it becomes a part of the establishment left arm of the global elite system.
Call For New 9/11 Investigation Reaches Crescendo
Public figures increasingly speaking out while media ignores professionals and experts
Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Friday, March 28, 2008
Over the past two years, scores of highly regarded individuals have gone public to express their serious doubts about 9/11. These include:
- former presidential advisor and CIA analyst Ray McGovern: Former CIA Analyst: Government May Be Manufacturing Fake Terrorism: A Government openly promoting torture, A President acting like a King cannot be trusted, must be impeached, | October 19 2005,
- the father of Reaganomics and former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Paul Craig Roberts: Former Reagan Treasury Secretary Questions Twin Towers Collapse, Paul Joseph Watson/Prison | February 8 2006,
- BYU physics Professor Steven Jones: Physics Professor Says Science Points To Conclusive Evidence of WTC Controlled Demolition, Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones | November 12 2005,
- Underwriters Laboratories Kevin Ryan: WTC Construction Certifiers Say Towers Should Have Easily Withstood Jet Fuel Temperatures, Kevin Ryan/Underwriters Laboratories | November 12 2004,
- former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force (Ford & Carter administrations), former US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 101 combat missions, holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering from the California Institute of TechnologyLieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force, Retired, Dr. Robert Bowman: Dr. Robert Bowman:  the impossibility of the official government story | GoogleVideo | Feb. 25, 2006,
- former Democratic Congressman who was elected to the 1st Congressional District of California in 1992, Daniel Hamburg: Ex-Congressman: U.S. Government Created Al-Qaeda, Involved In 9/11: Author of San Francisco Chronicle piece warning of internment camps says government bombed its own citizens, Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Friday, February 22nd, 2008,
- former Marine Captian, current Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Dr. James Fetzer:
- former military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation, who precipitated a national uproar in 1971 when he released the "Pentagon Papers" which exposed the government's lies about the Vietnam war, Daniel Ellsberg:
- Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Religion & Theology, Claremont, David Ray Griffin:
- Acclaimed Novelist, Essayist, Playwrite, Gore Vidal:
- former German defense minister Andreas von Buelow: Von Buelow is the former German Defense Minister and Minister of Technology. Von Buelow went public to say the US government carried out 9/11. His book is one of the bestsellers across Europe; Read the transcript of the interview at ; Listen at:
- Former Italian President, Francesco Cossiga: Ex-Italian President: Intel Agencies Know 9/11 An Inside Job: Man who set up Operation Gladio tells Italy's largest newspaper attacks were run by CIA, Mossad, Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Tuesday, December 4, 2007,
- former MI5 officer David Shayler: Former MI5 Agent Says 9/11 An Inside Job
Attack Was 'Coup de'tat,' Buildings Were Demolished By Controlled Demolitions, Prison Planet | June 27 2005,
- former Blair cabinet member Michael Meacher: This war on terrorism is bogusThe 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination
Michael Meacher The Guardian, Saturday September 6 2003,
- Canadian National Defense Minister, the Honourable Paul Hellyer:
- former Chief Economist for the Department of Labor during President George W. Bush's first term Morgan Reynolds: Former Bush Admin Member Appears On Alex Jones Show; Says Government Complicit In 9/11, Prison Planet | June 16 2005,
- former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura: WTC Collapse A Controlled Demolition
Navy veteran and movie star savages official story, says media covering up truth about attacks, Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Wednesday, April 2, 2008
University of Massachusetts Professor Calls For New 9/11 Investigation
Patriots Question 9/11 | August 26, 2007
Patriots For 9/11 Truth, lists hundreds more former government, military, air force, and navy officials who have all spoken out about 9/11:
Veterans for 911 Truth
Member of Japanese Diet Doubts Official 9/11 Fairy Tale
Kurt Nimmo | Truth News | Sunday January 13, 2008
Don’t expect the New York Times or CNN to report on Fujita Yukihisa’s grilling of Japanese PM Fukuda over the official 9/11 fairy tale.
Yukihisa is a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet, that is to say the national legislature of Japan, and his questions about the transparent sham that is the official version of events is indeed a big deal — but not as important in America as the travails of Britney. Yukihisa’s presentation was all the more important due to the fact he was the Chief Cabinet Secretary under former PM Junichiro Koizumi in 2001. ...
Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth
(Headed up by Richard Gage, the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth organization lists hundreds of experts in their field who all concur that the implosion of the buildings is not consistent with the official story and needs to be investigated.)
Scholars for 911 Truth & Justice
(Scholars For 9/11 Truth & Justice, headed by Professor Steven Jones, counts amongst its ranks hundreds of physicists, scientists and academic professionals who all share doubts about 9/11.)
Scholars for 911 Truth
Physics 911
Journal of 911 Studies
(Contributors include: Prof. Olivia A. Jackson, Dr. Steven E. Jones, Dr. Jeffrey Farrer, Dr. Gregory S. Jenkins, Dr. Frank Legge, James Gourley, Kevin Ryan, Daniel Farnsworth, and Dr. Crockett Grabbe, Prof. Graeme MacQueen, Tony Szamboti, ME, Gregory H. Urich, Bob McIlvaine, Bill Doyle, Dr. Kevin Barrett, Prof. Peter Dale Scott, Laurie A. Manwell, M.Sc., Mark H. Gaffney, Jerry Lobdill, Dr. Cate Jenkins, Gordon Ross, ME, Prof. David Ray Griffin, Prof. Terry Morrone, Gregg Roberts, Wes Lifferth, Robert Moore, Esq., Eric Douglas, R.A., Eric Salter, Craig T. Furlong & Gordon Ross, Dr. Frank R. Greening, Joseph P. Firmage, Prof. Kenneth L. Kuttler)
Scholars debate 9/11 findings
By JOHN GLEESON | Winnipeg Sun
An unbiased observer doesn't need to look beyond what's happening on the ground today in Iraq and Afghanistan to conclude the War on Terror has been a brutal, manipulative means to a transparently self-serving end.
None of this is news, however, to proponents of "9/11 Truth," a worldwide movement that seems to keep growing despite an unofficial media blackout on their questions and investigations. So what are these "Truthers" saying?
Many people were quick to declare 9/11 a possible "inside job" based on the visible facts themselves, in particular the blanket failure of air defence, which even former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura said defied all logic and precedent. They also seized on the history (largely unknown in North America) of Pentagon-linked "false-flag" terrorist attacks in Europe during the Cold War, and CIA involvement with al-Qaida operations.
With the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, it was seen that 9/11 was amazingly fortuitous to the Bush administration, elements of which had been looking for excuses to invade both countries -- for purely strategic-commercial reasons -- in the months and years prior to the attacks.
But it was the release of the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004 that breathed full life into the 9/11 Truth Movement -- because it was now apparent to many that the "official story" relied on massive distortion and evasion.
The most dramatically disputed aspect of 9/11 is the question of what the world really saw that day in New York City, when three steel-frame high-rises -- the 110-storey Twin Towers and the 47-storey WTC 7 -- collapsed at near free-fall speed neatly into their own footprints.
In 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out (Olive Branch Press, 2007), former Brigham Young University physics professor Steven Jones argues forcefully that the nature of the collapses, the presence of large pools of molten metal in the basements of all three buildings, witness accounts of hearing explosions -- that these and other factors point to the conclusion all three buildings were brought down by controlled demolition.
This view, though rejected by Popular Mechanics and defenders of the status quo, has won support from engineers and academics from other disciplines. For instance, John McMurtry, a philosophy professor emeritus at the University of Guelph and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, credits Prof. John Valleau of the Chemistry-Physics Research Group at University of Toronto for drawing his attention to "this scientific anomaly." McMurtry concludes: "The instant and inexplicable collapses of the WTC buildings in uniform demolition style could not be explained by fire (plus, in the case of the Twin Towers, the impact of the airplanes) without contradicting the laws of engineering physics."
David Ray Griffin, a former theology professor from California who has become a leading voice of 9/11 dissent, also points to the destruction of evidence after the collapse -- most of the steel was quickly hauled away and shipped to Asia, where it was melted down.
"Although it is normally a federal offence to remove evidence from a crime scene, the removal of the steel, which was carefully overseen, was facilitated by federal officials," Griffin wrote.
You can see why these scholars are calling for an independent, preferably international investigation into 9/11.
9/11 may have been an insiders’ job – Dr. Hans Koechler
Syed Akbar Kamal | Thursday, 21 February 2008, 3:53 pm
In a significant observation many time UN contributor & international observer Professor Hans Koechler said “9/11 may have been an insider’s job” in response to a question from one of the delegates attending his lecture The 'Global War on Terror - Contradictions of an Imperial Strategy' last night at the Trades Hall in Auckland.
“I am not a boy-I am 59. There are many inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the official version of events. Those who could not handle a Cessna pulled off 9/11,” he said.
But he was quick to note that the official version has to be challenged. Quoting David Ray Griffin he said these events, in terms of destruction caused, these incidents cannot have been exclusively organized by a shadowy network of Mujahedeen from the remote places of the globe.
The causes officially given for the incidents are not a sufficient explanation for what actually happened on that day, especially as regards the logistics of this highly sophisticated operation and the very advanced infrastructure required for it.
He has published more than 300 books, reports and scholarly articles in several languages. In his book The Global War on Terror and the Metaphysical Enemy he writes the atrocities of September 11, 2001- Instead of dealing with the contradictions and inconsistencies in the official version of events and the numerous gaps in terms of the factual information, a “dogma of political correctness” has been promulgated according to which 19 Islamic-inspired Arab hijackers, directed by an elusive “Al-Qaeda” (“base”), succeeded in carrying out the atrocities all by themselves.
During the course of his lecture he recalled the detailed and precise questions asked on 11 January 2008 by Yukihisa Fujita, member of Japan’s House of Councillors (Senate) and Director of the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, about the 9/11 attacks as the origin of the war on terror are a rare exception.
The total silence about Mr. Fujita’s intervention before the Committee, that was broadcast live on Japan’s public NHK television channel, in the Western corporate media is a telling example of the
lack of courage in front a powerful political establishment. Thus, a rather docile and obviously opportunistic intellectual élite in the West, in tandem with client régimes in the Muslim world, has effectively silenced – or at least marginalized – critical opinion. ...
Actor, Ed Begley, Jr.
Actor, Ed Asner
Willie Nelson: Twin Towers Were Imploded On 9/11
American icon tells Alex Jones Show he questions official story
Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Monday, February 4th, 2008
Actor James Brolin, the husband of Barbara Streisand, Latest Celebrity To Publicly Doubt 9/11
Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Director Michael Moore Has Serious Questions About 9/11
Says firefighters approached him, talked of explosions, demands new investigation and release of Pentagon videos
Steve Watson | Prison Planet | Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Director David Lynch Goes Public With 9/11 Questions
Film director is disturbed by unanswered questions
Steve Watson | | Wednesday, December 6, 2006
George Carlin Questions "Received Reality" Of 9/11 Story
Grammy award winning comedian, actor says new investigation would be whitewash
Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Monday, October 29, 2007
Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson thought 9/11 an inside job
Martin Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story
Follows in footsteps of son Charlie Sheen, highlights implausible collapse of WTC 7, asks why building was "rigged" 
Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Monday, October 29, 2007
Actor Charlie Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story
Calls for truly independent investigation, joins growing ranks of prominent credible whistleblowers
Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson/Prison | March 20 2006
Briefs on the alternative conspiracy theories regarding 9/11:
(Note: I say "alternative conspiracy theories" because, if it is anything, the official government tale is itself a conspiracy theory. For, it is certainly a conspiracy theory to suggest that suicidal Saudi goat-herders (some of whom turned up alive after 9/11[A]), inspired by Osama bin Laden, circumvented the most advanced military in the world and pulled off the most impressive kamakazi attacks the world has even seen, using cumbersome commercial aircraft successfully against a military target. So, the question is not: Do you believe in a 9/11 conspiracy theory? Rather, the question is: Which conspiracy theory do you endorse - the "official" one peddled by the Bush administration itself and echoed by the mouthpiece media or an alternative? Or, alternatively: Who were the conspirators? Everyone with a favored view believes some conspiracy theory or other.)
[A] Hijack 'suspect' alive in Morocco
By David Bamford in Rabat | BBC | Saturday, 22 September, 2001, 20:41 GMT 21:41 UK
A Saudi-Arabian aircraft pilot who was named as one of five suspects on board one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Centre, has turned up alive and well in Morocco.
The man, Waleed Al-Shehri, has told Saudi journalists in Casablanca that he had nothing to do with the attacks on New York and Washington, and had been in Morocco at the time. ...
Hijack 'suspects' alive and well
BBC | Sunday, 23 September, 2001, 12:30 GMT 13:30 UK
Another of the men named by the FBI as a hijacker in the suicide attacks on Washington and New York has turned up alive and well.
The identities of four of the 19 suspects accused of having carried out the attacks are now in doubt. ...
BRIEF 9/11 Truth Video. View it here:
(This requires requires only 18 minutes of your time.)
The important Process Theologian David Ray Griffin, Professor Emeritus at Claremont School of Theology, gives a survey of the myriad difficulties with the 'official' 9/11 story in a roughly 60-minute lecture based on his book The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.
Click here to view the video stream:
A different, though related, talk can be viewed here:
For further research, including a thorough and careful response to Popular Mechanic's straw man attacks (attacks which were, by the way, published by Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security (Mr. Feeling in the Gut)Michael Chertoff's cousin, Benjamin Chertoff, see, on the relationship between the two Chertoffs: ):
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions
by David Ray Griffin (Author)
Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action
by David Ray Griffin (Author)
9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, Vol. 1
by David Ray Griffin (Editor), Peter Dale Scott (Editor)
Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory
by David Ray Griffin (Author) 
Watch bulding 7's collapse in 6.5 seconds. This 47-story steel building wasn't hit by a plane.
People Magazine reported: “[New York City:] Louie Cacchioli, 51, is a firefighter assigned to Engine 47 in Harlem.[:] ‘We were the first ones in the second tower after the plane struck. I was taking firefighters up in the elevator to the 24th floor to get in position to evacuate workers. On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there was bombs set in the building. ...’” (People Magazine, September 12, 2001.)
Owner of WTC admits BLDG7 was destroyed using controlled demolition:
 “…2002 PBS documentary America Rebuilds, in which Silverstein said: ‘We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it. And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse.’”  ( the same documentary a cleanup worker (in December 2001) refers to the demolition of WTC Building 6 when he says, "...we're getting ready to pull the building six.")
Dr. Steve Jones 9/11 Power Point Read Listen:
Mineta's 9/11 Commission Testimony: How did Cheney know where the hijacked plane was going?:
Kinetic/Seismic Evidence proves bombs at the WTC:
25 Intolerable Contradictions: The Final Undoing of the Official 9/11 Story
Elizabeth Woodworth | Global Research | Tuesday, March 18, 2008
160 Smoking Guns of 911:
Justice isn't served by Lies:
Loose Change
Anthrax attack bug "identical" to army strain
Debora MacKenzie | news service | 19:00 09 May 2002
The data released uses codenames for the reference strains against which the attack strain was compared. But New Scientist can reveal that the two reference strains that appear identical to the attack strain most likely originated at the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick (USAMRIID), Maryland. ...
Anthrax sent to Senate matches Army strain
Susan Candiotti | CNN | December 18, 2001 Posted: 4:46 PM EST (2146 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The anthrax found in letters sent to two U.S. senators is a genetic match to a strain of the bacteria maintained by the Army since 1980, a senior government official said Tuesday. ...
 (Veterans for Truth)
9/11: The Road to Tyranny:
Blowback -
Ron Paul is right: When the US is actually attacked by Arab Radicals, it is because of US military action in Middle East
Why does America raise the ire of the Arab populace and generate violent 'blowback'?
Usama bin Laden reportedly believes(-ed) that America has sponsored and perpetrated terrorism in the Middle East, especially in Iraq (and, before that, in Japan) and in Palestine (through America's unflinching support of Israel). Here is what bin Laden himself has reportedly said on the matter:
" . . . America has been filled with horror from north to south and east to west, and thanks be to God that what America is tasting now is only a copy of we have tasted.
"Our Islamic nation has been tasting the same for more than 80 years, of humiliation and disgrace, its sons killed and their blood spilled, its sanctities desecrated. God has blessed a group of vanguard Muslims, the forefront of Islam, to destroy America
" . . . A million innocent children are dying at this time as we speak, killed in Iraq without any guilt. We hear no denunciation, we hear no edict from the hereditary rulers. In these days, Israeli tanks rampage across Palestine, in Ramallah, Rafah and Beit Jala and many other parts of the land of Islam, and we do not hear anyone raising his voice or reacting. But when the sword fell upon America after 80 years, hypocrisy raised its head up high bemoaning those killers who toyed with the blood, honour and sanctities of Muslims.
" . . .They (America) have been telling the world falsehoods that they are fighting terrorism. In a nation at the far end of the world, Japan, hundreds of thousands, young and old, were killed [at Hiroshima and Nagasaki] and (they say) this is not a world crime. To them it is not a clear issue. A million children (were killed) in Iraq, to them this is not a clear issue.
"But when a few more than 10 were killed in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Afghanistan and Iraq were bombed and hypocrisy stood behind the head of international infidels, the modern world's symbol of paganism, America, and its allies.
" . . .As to America, I say to it and its people a few words: I swear to God that America will not live in peace before peace reigns in Palestine, and before all the army of infidels depart the land of Mohammed, peace be upon him.
"God is the greatest, and glory be to Islam."
What, then, did bin Laden seek?:
"Some of Osama bin Laden's goals are concrete and represent practical political aims, such as the removal of U.S. troops from Saudi Arabia. …Bin Laden has spelled out a precise goal of the practical sort. In a fatwa, or declaration, in 1996, he said, 'There is no more important duty than pushing the American enemy out of the holy land.' In this case, 'the holy land' is bin Laden's native Saudi Arabia. That nation contains Islam's holiest cities, Mecca and Medina. Since 1990, in the early days of the Persian Gulf War, Saudi Arabia has also contained American military people, most of them in the Air Force. … Bin Laden sees the Americans as infidel occupiers. Last Sunday, he repeated his message, saying that America would never live in peace until 'all the army of infidels depart the land of Mohammed, peace be upon him.' Defense analyst Ivan Eland said that Bin Laden's major concern 'is getting the United States out of Saudi Arabia. His secondary issue is the sanctions that are hurting Iraq.' In his message, bin Laden said, 'A million innocent children are dying at this time as we speak, killed in Iraq without any guilt.' Bin Laden also said, 'Americans will not live in peace before peace reigns in Palestine.' "
(SOURCE: Harry Levins, "WHAT DOES BIN LADEN WANT?" St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), Five Star Lift Edition, October 14, 2001 Sunday, NEWSWATCH; Pg. B5.)
Some, ignorant of their own country's history, have asked: 'Why do they hate us?'
" . . .What moved those kamikaze Muslims. . .[?] . . .likely they were moved to action by bin Laden's main political themes as expressed on at least one tape. On it he denounces Israel's occupation of Palestine and America's complicity with that occupation. He attacks the corrupt regimes of the Arab world and its leaders as bloodsuckers living off the oil, which is a 'common property.' In fact, if I had to cite what steeled the homicidal and suicidal resolve of the kamikaze bombers, my list would surely include the exchange on CBS in 1996 between Madeleine Albright, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Lesley Stahl. Albright was maintaining that sanctions had yielded important concessions from Saddam Hussein.
"Stahl: 'We have heard that half a million children have died. [And this figure would later rise.] I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?'
"Albright: 'I think this is a very hard choice, but the price? We think the price is worth it.'
"They read that exchange in the Middle East. It was infamous all over the Arab world. So would it be unfair today to take Madeleine Albright down to the ruins of the Trade Towers, remind her of that exchange and point out that the price turned out also to include that awful mortuary. Was that price worth it, too, Mrs. Albright? . . ."
(SOURCE: Alexander Cockburn, 'The Price,' The Free Press, September 27, 2001, , accessed 17 May 2007.)
Here is what the US had 'accomplished' in Iraq PRIOR TO 9/11 that bin Laden and millions of other Arabs decried:
Over a million dead in 10+ years: "The U.N. Children's Fund estimated in 1997 that more than 1.2 million people, including 750,000 under the age of 5, have died because of a lack of food and medicine in Iraq [as a result both of the initial US military actions and subsequent 'sanctions']. The World Health Organization reported in 1998 that 5,000 to 6,000 children die every month in the country as a result of economic sanctions. Human Rights Watch estimated that U.S. and allied bombs killed about 3,000 civilians during the 1991 Gulf War. A study by the Medical Educational Trust in London in late 1991 indicated that as many as 250,000 Iraqis died as a direct result of bombing, Loe said."
(SOURCE: PARIS ACHEN, "Unveiling the casualties of war: Activist crafts newspaper to tell stories of those touched by conflict," The Houston Chronicle, 2 STAR EDITION, March 13, 2003, Thursday, THISWEEK; Pg. 1.)
400 civilians incinerated while in a bomb shelter: "AT THE height of the Gulf war, the Tomahawk ground-to-ground missiles looked like black torpedoes as they skimmed at 1,000ft over Baghdad. . . . on the ground in Baghdad it was evident that they were never as accurate as the US-led coalition claimed. Part of one missile fell in the staff housing behind the Rashid Hotel, where most of the Press was staying. In the Christian Karada district - also home to top officials â€" residents surveyed a large crater and a decapitated palm tree which marked the spot where a Tomahawk exploded. In all, 288 Tomahawk missiles were fired by the US navy from surface ships and submarines in the Gulf, Red Sea and Mediterranean. . . . Now, according to a classified US</SPAN> analysis, the Tomahawks hit their targets just over 50 per cent of the time. . . . the accuracy of the attack was always exaggerated. The destruction of the Amariyah shelter, where 400 civilians were sheltering, and of a milk factory, showed intelligence could be weak. No evidence emerged that either site had any military function. . . ."
(SOURCE: PATRICK COCKBURN, "Pentagon revises its Gulf war scorecard," The Independent (London), April 14, 1992, Tuesday, INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE; Page 12; cf. ANDREW STEPHEN, "The Gulf War: Saddam sends Bush 'ballistic with anger' - How Iraq's peace ploy may hasten the bloody land battle," The Observer (UK), February 17 1991, Pg. 9.)
Moreover, the US has infuriated the Iranians.
"Iranian baggage with the US stretches back to a CIA-engineered coup in 1953, that restored Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi to the Peacock Throne." . . . "And in 1988, an Iran Air A300 Airbus was shot down by USS Vincennes over the Persian Gulf, killing 290 [civilian passengers]." . . . "And to that morning in 1988, when the USS Vincennes mistook the airliner for an attacking Iranian jet. In a result that still galls Iranians, the US never apologized for the incident; the ship's air-warfare chief [Capt. Rogers] won the Navy's Commendation Medal for 'heroic achievement,' and all crew received combat-action ribbons." . . . (SOURCES: Scott Peterson, "Pragmatism may trump zeal as Iran's power grows," Christian Science Monitor, July 6, 2006, Thursday, WORLD; Pg. 5; "This Week in History," The San Diego Union-Tribune, March 5, 2006 Sunday, PASSAGES; Pg. J-4; " 'It was like being in hell': Iranian military plane crashes into apartment building; at least 119 dead," Grand Rapid Press (Michigan), 3 EDITION, December 6, 2005, Tuesday, FRONT PAGE; Pg. A1.)
Oh! But what about Kuwait?
"In the two weeks before Iraq's seizure of Kuwait, the Bush Administration on the advice of Arab leaders gave President Saddam Hussein little reason to fear a forceful American response if his troops invaded the country. The Administration's message to Baghdad, articulated in public statements in Washington by senior policy makers and delivered directly to Mr. Hussein by the United States Ambassador, April C. Glaspie, was this: The United States was concerned about Iraq's military buildup on its border with Kuwait, but did not intend to take sides in what it perceived as a no-win border dispute between Arab neighbors. In a meeting with Mr. Hussein in Baghdad on July 25, eight days before the invasion, Ms. Glaspie urged the Iraqi leader to settle his differences with Kuwait peacefully but added, 'We have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border disagreement with Kuwait,' according to an Iraqi document described as a transcript of their conversation."
The article's accompanying photo had a caption that read: "April Glaspie being sworn in earlier this year as United States Ambassador to Iraq (State Department); Two days before Iraq invaded Kuwait, John H. Kelly, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, foreground, indicated in Congress that the United States considered the Kuwaiti-Iraqi border dispute to be the two countries' private affair. He is shown testifying last week."
(SOURCE: ELAINE SCIOLINO with MICHAEL R. GORDON, "CONFRONTATION IN THE GULF: U.S. Gave Iraq Little Reason Not to Mount Kuwait Assault," Special to The New York Times, The New York Times, Late Edition, Final, September 23, 1990, Sunday, Section 1; Part 1, Page 1, Column 3; Foreign Desk. Cf.:  ". . .SEN. ADAMS: Yeah. April Glaspie. And I'll read her quote, right here. 'In response to Saddam's comments about Iraq's need for higher oil prices, the Ambassador said' -- and I don't know why this isn't being printed all over America by you all -- quote, 'I know you need funds. We understand that, and our opinion is that you should have the opportunity to rebuild your country. But we have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border disagreement with Kuwait. James Baker has directed our official spokesmen to emphasize this instruction,' period, closed quotes. This was, what, four days before -- oh, July 25th conversation between our Ambassador and Saddam Hussein, which was videotaped, by the way. . . ." Source: 'NEWS CONFERENCE WITH SENATOR BROCK ADAMS (D-WA) SENATOR TOM HARKIN (D-IA) REPRESENTATIVE CHARLES BENNETT (D-FL) REPRESENTATIVE RICHARD DURBIN (D-IL) SUBJECT: PERSIAN GULF SENATE RADIO-TV GALLERY WASHINGTON, DC, Federal News Service, JANUARY 4, 1991, FRIDAY, COMMERCE AND TRADE SPEECHES OR CONFERENCES; cf. "U.S. WON'T DISAVOW TRANSCRIPT OF REMORKS BY ENVOY," St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), THREE STAR Edition, March 22, 1991, FRIDAY, NEWS; Pg. 21A.)
". . .The 9-11 Commission report detailed how bin Laden had, in 1996, issued 'his self-styled fatwa calling on Muslims to drive American soldiers out of Saudi Arabia' and identified that declaration and another in 1998 as part of 'a long series' of statements objecting to U.S. military interventions in his native Saudi Arabia in particular and the Middle East in general. Statements from bin Laden and those associated with him prior to 9-11 consistently expressed anger with the U.S. military presence on the Arabian Peninsula, U.S. aggression against the Iraqi people and U.S. support of Israel.
"The 9-11 Commission based its assessments on testimony from experts on terrorism and the Middle East. Asked about the motivations of the terrorists, FBI Special Agent James Fitzgerald told the commission: “I believe they feel a sense of outrage against the United States. They identify with the Palestinian problem, they identify with people who oppose repressive regimes, and I believe they tend to focus their anger on the United States."
"Fitzgerald's was not a lonely voice in the intelligence community.
"Michael Scheuer, the former Central Intelligence Agency specialist on bin Laden and al-Qaeda, has objected to simplistic suggestions by President Bush and others that terrorists are motivated by an ill-defined irrational hatred of the United States. 'The politicians really are at great fault for not squaring with the American people,' Scheuer said in a CNN interview. 'We're being attacked for what we do in the Islamic world, not for who we are or what we believe in or how we live. And there's a huge burden of guilt to be laid at Mr. Bush, Mr. Clinton, both parties for simply lying to the American people.' . . . "
(SOURCE: John Nichols, "Rudy Giuliani v. Ron Paul, and Reality," Posted 05/16/2007,, accessed 17 May 2007.)
- I want to give special acknowledgement to the innumerable insightful resources of Michael A. Hoffman II, available at or through  without which the above compilation of news articles would not have been possible.
NIST Admits Total Collapse Of Twin Towers Unexplainable
Implicitly acknowledges controlled demolition only means by which towers could have fallen at free fall speed
Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The National Institute for Standards and Technology has been forced to admit that the total free-fall collapse of the twin towers cannot be explained after an exhaustive scientific study, implicitly acknowledging that controlled demolition is the only means by which the buildings could have come down.
In a recent letter (PDF link: ) to 9/11 victim's family representatives Bill Doyle and Bob McIlvaine, NIST states, "We are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse." ...
Hijackers trained at US bases (MSNBC/Newsweek):
“—  U.S. military sources have given the FBI information that suggests five of the alleged hijackers of the planes that were used in Tuesday’s terror attacks received training at secure U.S. military installations in the 1990s. THREE OF THE alleged hijackers listed their address on drivers licenses and car registrations as the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. … Another of the alleged hijackers may have been trained in strategy and tactics at the Air War College in Montgomery, Ala., said another high-ranking Pentagon official. The fifth man may have received language instruction at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tex. Both were former Saudi Air Force pilots who had come to the United States, according to the Pentagon source. …”
(George Wehrfritz, Catharine Skipp and John Barry, “Alleged Hijackers May Have Trained at U.S. Bases: The Pentagon has turned over military records on five men to the FBI,” MSNBC/NEWSWEEK, Sept. 15.)     
Agent told CIA of flight students
(Jerry Seper, “Agent told CIA of flight students,” The Washington Times, 23 May 2002.)
5 Hijackers Lived outside "the gates of the NSA":
Tom Carver (BBC Washington correspondent), “America's most powerful spy agency,” BBC, Saturday, 8 June, 2002, , accessed 9 July 2007.
Hani Hanjour, allegedly the pilot who performed the stunning maneuver into the Pentagon, ‘couldn’t fly at all’.
The New York Times reported: “Although the authorities say none of the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11 were tied to an F.B.I. intelligence alert issued by an agent in Arizona two months earlier, one hijacker, Hani Hanjour, had come to the Federal Aviation Administration's attention earlier last year, when he trained in Phoenix. Mr. Hanjour, who investigators contend piloted the airliner that crashed into the Pentagon, was reported to the aviation agency in February 2001 after instructors at his flight school in Phoenix had found his piloting skills so shoddy and his grasp of English so inadequate that they questioned whether his pilot's license was genuine. … Ms. Ladner said the Phoenix staff never suspected that Mr. Hanjour was a hijacker but feared that his skills were so weak that he could pose a safety hazard if he flew a commercial airliner. "There was no suspicion as far as evildoing," Ms. Ladner said. "It was more of a very typical instructional concern that 'you really shouldn't be in the air.' " A former employee of the school said that the staff initially made good-faith efforts to help Mr. Hanjour and that he received individual instruction for a few days. But he was a poor student. On one written problem that usually takes 20 minutes to complete, Mr. Hanjour took three hours, the former employee said, and he answered incorrectly. Ultimately, administrators at the school told Mr. Hanjour that he would not qualify for the advanced certificate. …the former employee said, they considered him a very bad pilot. "I'm still to this day amazed that he could have flown into the Pentagon," the former employee said. "He could not fly at all."”
(JIM YARDLEY, “A Trainee Noted for Incompetence,” The New York Times, Late Edition – Final, May 4, 2002 Saturday, Section A; Column 2; National Desk; p. 10.)
And yet...“Hanjour’s” maneuver was like that of a “fighter jet”, The Washington Post:
“On the ground, air traffic controllers watching Flight 77's progress westward suddenly lost touch with the plane, which disappeared from radar screens and cut off radio contact. Someone on board Flight 77 had flipped off the transponder, the device that sends a plane's airline identification, flight number, speed and altitude to controllers' radar screens. But soon after losing contact, Dulles controllers spotted an unidentified aircraft speeding directly toward the restricted airspace that surrounds the White House. Federal aviation sources said Dulles controllers noticed the fast-moving craft east-southeast of Dulles and called controllers at Reagan National Airport to report that an unauthorized plane was coming their way. Controllers had time to warn the White House that the jet was aimed directly at the president's mansion and was traveling at a gut-wrenching speed -- full throttle. But just as the plane seemed to be on a suicide mission into the White House, the unidentified pilot executed a pivot so tight that it reminded observers of a fighter jet maneuver. The plane circled 270 degrees to the right to approach the Pentagon from the west, whereupon Flight 77 fell below radar level, vanishing from controllers' screens, the sources said. … Aviation sources said the plane was flown with extraordinary skill, making it highly likely that a trained pilot was at the helm… . Someone even knew how to turn off the transponder, a move that is considerably less than obvious.
 Details about who was on Flight 77, when it took off and what happened on board were tightly held by airline, airport and security officials last night. All said that the FBI had asked them not to divulge details. … But some passengers on the flight were identified by friends and family. Flight attendant Michelle Heidenberger had been trained to handle a hijacking. …”
(Marc Fisher and Don Phillips, “On Flight 77: 'Our Plane Is Being Hijacked',” The Washington Post, Final Edition, September 12, 2001 Wednesday, A SECTION; Pg. A01.)
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As an interesting aside...
NASA Developed the Capability to Fly 7XX Airliners by Remote Control
Project Description: … In 1984 the NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility (after 1994 a full-fledged Center again) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) teamed-up in a unique flight experiment called the Controlled Impact Demonstration (CID), to test crash a Boeing 720 aircraft using standard fuel with an additive designed to supress fire. … NASA Dryden developed the remote piloting techniques necessary for the B-720 to fly as a drone aircraft… The 15 flights had 15 takeoffs, 14 landings and a larger number of approaches to about 150 feet above the prepared crash site under remote control. … On the final flight (No. 15) with no crew, all fuel tanks were filled with a total of 76,000 pounds of AMK and the remotely-piloted aircraft landed on Rogers Dry Lakebed in an area prepared with posts to test the effectiveness of the AMK in a controlled impact. The CID, which some wags called the Crash in the Desert, was spectacular with a large fireball enveloping and burning the B-720 aircraft. From the standpoint of AMK the test was a major set-back, but for NASA Langley, the data collected on crashworthiness was deemed successful and just as important.
Cf. “The Center for Land Use Interpretation explains: “Crows landing is a 1,500 acre NASA facility in the Central Valley of California that was transferred to the County in 1999, and is undergoing clean-up by the Navy for eventual civilian use. It was a Naval Auxiliary Air Station for decades, serving Moffett Field (located in Silicon Valley), and flight research at NASA's Ames Lab (also at Moffett). NASA aquired it from the Navy with the transfer of Moffett Field to NASA in 1993, and it has been used by NASA sporadically. A 1994 test at the site, for example, involved 110 landings of a 737 airliner using an experimental GPS navigation system.”
Oh, and by the way...
Boxcutters Weren't Allowed Pre-9/11
AP / CBS News | WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2002
A manual written by the airline industry years before the Sept. 11 attacks instructed airport screeners to confiscate from passengers boxcutters like those used by the hijackers, documents show. ...