9/11 Smoking Gun; Who Was Really Behind the 9/11 Attacks; Motives for 9/11

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This report provides evidence showing that the events on September 11, 2001 did not occur as documented in the 9/11 Commission Report [9] and in the World Trade Center Disaster Study [10].  It focuses on the following:

  • A White-House cover-up
  • The testimony that formed the foundation of the 9/11 Commission Report is now known to be worthless
  • The collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (one of the two smoking guns – the other was the attack on the Pentagon which is addressed fully HERE)
  • The motive for the attacks
  • Who was involved
  • How it was possible for the “inside job” to have occurred in secrecy

9/11 Commission Member Max Cleland Alleges a White House Cover-up

President Bush personally has nixed the effort of the 9-11 Commission to get all the documents in the White House, especially the Presidential daily briefs, which basically tell the Commission and the American people what the President knew and when he knew it in regards to the potential attack on 9-11 and the attack itself and the follow-up. He has personally nixed that information coming to 9-11. That means to me that all of the members of that commission will never get to see the real documents that I think are sensitive. The President, as I think John Kerry mentioned, had time to go to rodeo, but didn’t have time to appear fully before the 9-11 commission. Truth of the matter is, the White House has played cover-up and a slow walk to this game from the beginningThe commission had to subpoena the F.A.A. for documents, had to subpoena NORAD for documents and they will never get the full story. That is one of the tragedies. One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9/11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up.” [1] -Max Cleland, 9/11 Commission member, The White House Has Played Cover-Up”–Former 9/11 Commission Member Max Cleland Blasts Bush

Regarding the events of that tragic day, we can be certain of one thing: we have NOT been told the truth. Many of the 9/11 Commission members, who authored the official 9/11 Commission Report [2], have admitted as much. In addition to the above statement by Max Cleland about a White House cover up, commission members have revealed that they “were setup to fail,” [3] [4] the “CIA obstructed our investigation,” [5] the statements made by NORAD officials “was just so far from the truth,” [6] that they were “extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting,” [7] and they “don’t believe for a minute that we got everything right.” [8]

Abu Zoubeida’s Tortured Confessions, a Main Source of the 9/11 Commission Report, Is Now Considered Worthless

Earlier this year (2013), the 9/11 Commission Report became even more dubious because information has surfaced that a main source of the 9/11 Commission’s report, Abu Zoubeida, whose confessions were extracted under torture, is now officially considered worthless.  Zubaydah was mentioned over 50 times in the 9/11 Commission Report and his alleged torture testimony produced the foundation of the official account of 9/11. Now, the CIA agent who arrested and interrogated Zoubeida has admitted he invented everything.  See: 9/11: CIA Agent Admits the Abu Zubaydah Testimony is Fiction

The Smoking Gun: The Collapse World Trade Building 7

As far as physical evidence is concerned, there are two smoking guns: (1) the collapse of World Trade Building 7 (aka “The Soloman Building”; (2) the attack on the Pentagon, which left no airplane debris. The Pentagon attack is covered extensively in the following video and accompanying article: 9/11 MUST SEE: “I can prove that it was not an airplane” that hit the Pentagon – Major General Albert N. Stubblebine (updated 7/24/2013).  So, here we will focus on not only the physical evidence that WTC 7 was brought down by controlled demolition, but also the foreknowledge that it was coming down, and the testimony of John Kerry and Larry Silverstein – each of whom said that the building was deliberately brought down.

WTC 7 Collapse Foreknowledge: Graeme MacQueen

In the above video, not only is evidence provided that there was foreknowledge of collapse of WTC 7, but you also hear Larry Silverstein, the lease-holder of the WTC complex, say the following:

“I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I 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 then we watched the building collapse.

Note that the word ‘pull’ is industry jargon for taking a building down with explosives.  Also note that Silverstein made over 7 billion dollars on insurance claims due to the destruction of the WTC buildings. [22]

A Parable about Larry Silverstein and his Insurance Policy on the WTC Complex

“To put these events in perspective, imagine that a person leases an expensive house, and immediately takes out an insurance policy covering the entire value of the house and specifically covering bomb attacks. Six weeks later two bombs go off in the house, separated by an hour. The house burns down, and the lessor immediately sues the insurance company to pay him twice the value of the house, and ultimately wins. The lessor also gets the city to dispose of the wreckage, excavate the site, and help him build a new house on the site.” [23]

Senator John Kerry: Building 7 Was Brought Down in a Controlled Fashion (Controlled Demolition)

Senator John Kerry was questioned about Silverstein saying WTC 7 was “pulled” by members of Austin 9/11 Truth Now at an event in Austin Texas. Kerry responded:

“I think they made the decision based on the danger that it had in destroying other things, that they did it in a controlled fashion.”

Physical Evidence that Explosives Brought Down WTC Building 7

In February of 2011, CLN reported that Richard Gage, the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, gave a 30 minute briefing at the Conscious Life Expo that changed the opinions of 24 out of 25 (96%) of the individuals in the audience who previously believed the official story: that the impact of the planes plus the ensuing fires caused the collapse of the twin towers and WTC building 7. [20] After seeing Gage’s slide presentation, 24 of the 25 either had doubts about the official story or no longer believed it at all.

The information that he presented then plus much more is contained in the 2012 documentary film that aired on PBS (where it was one of the most watched shows) titled 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out. You can watch the 59-minute PBS version below (or you can also watch the full, expanded version HERE):

Recap of WTC 7 physical evidence, from ae911.org website: [21]

WTC Building #7, a 47-story high-rise that was not hit by an airplane, exhibited all of the characteristics of a classic controlled demolition with explosives:

  1. Rapid onset of collapse
  2. Sounds of explosions at ground floor – a second before the building’s destruction
  3. Symmetrical “structural failure” – through the path of greatest resistance – at free-fall acceleration
  4. Imploded, collapsing completely, and landed in its own footprint
  5. Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic-like clouds
  6. Expert corroboration from the top European controlled demolition professional
  7. Foreknowledge of “collapse” by media, NYPD, FDNY

In the aftermath of WTC7′s destruction, strong evidence of demolition using incendiary devices was discovered:

  1. FEMA finds rapid oxidation and intergranular melting on structural steel samples
  2. Several tons of molten metal reported by numerous highly qualified witnesses
  3. Chemical signature of the incendiary thermite found in solidified molten metal, and dust samples

WTC7 exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire:

  1. Slow onset with large visible deformations
  2. Asymmetrical collapse which follows the path of least resistance (laws of conservation of momentum would cause a falling, to the side most damaged by the fires)
  3. Evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel
  4. High-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer lasting fires have never collapsed.

What Does the Collapse of WTC 7 Look Like to YOU?


Why Would NIST Lie About WTC 7?

The NIST report on the cause of the collapse of WTC 7 titled Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 concluded that: “the fires that followed the impact of debris from the collapse of WTC 1 (the north tower) led to the collapse of WTC7.” [24]

However, as we’ve seen above, WTC7 exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire, and instead exhibited all of the characteristics of a controlled demolition. In addition, both Larry Silverstein and John Kerry confirmed that Building 7 was “pulled” down in a “controlled fashion.”

It would have taken several months to rig the 47-story WTC 7 for controlled demolition. Most certainly, WTC 7 could not have been rigged in a few hours on the day of September 11, 2001. That means that the destruction of Building 7 was planned months in advance.

If NIST admitted that WTC 7 was brought down with explosives, many people would conclude that explosives were also used to bring down the twin towers and therefore must have also been planned and installed in advance. In other words, if NIST told the truth about WTC 7, people would realize that 3,000 people were murdered in a false flag operation to justify killing of tens (if not hundreds) of thousands more.

How could have the WTC buildings been rigged with explosives?

Obviously, al-Qaeda terrorists could not have obtained access to the buildings for the enormous number of hours it would have taken to plant the explosives. But, it turns out that there is a very simple explanation: Marvin Bush (the brother of George W Bush) and Wirt Walker III (Bush’s cousin) were the principals of the company in charge of security for the WTC complex. [25] If the president was involved (which we will establish below), then it’s not a stretch to believe that he had some influence on his brother and cousin.

Watch this compelling, 15-minute video about the insiders (including Marvin Bush and Wirt Walker III) who were involved with the World Trade Center complex:

For detailed notes on the above video, see HERE.

Who Was Really Behind the 9/11 Attacks?

Motives for 9/11

It’s been painfully obvious the administration not only fought the creation of the commission but that their objective was the war in Iraq, and one of the notions that was built on was there was a direct connection between al Qaida and 9/11 and Saddam Hussein. There was not. So therefore they didn’t want the 9/11 commission to get going. What you have is the fear from the White House that the commission would uncover pretty quickly the fact that one of four legs that the war stood on was nonexistent.”– Max Cleland, former member of the 9/11 Commission [42]

Motive 1: The Establishment of a Military Presence in Central Asia to Maintain American Primacy

In Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives, Brzezinski stated that the establishment of military bases in Central Asia would be critically important for “America primacy”, partly due to the large oil reserves near the Caspian Sea.

Knowing that the American public “supported America’s engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor,” Brzezinski suggested that Americans today would support military operations in Central Asia only “in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.” [43]

For an interesting analysis of some the key ideas presented in Brzezinski’s The Grand Chessboard, watch this video with Michael Ruppert titled The Grand Chessboard:

Motive 2: Afghan Oil Pipeline

In The Grand Chessboard, Brzezinski also describes a “pipeline war” as part of the motivation to invade Afghanistan. President George W Bush and Vice-president Dick Cheney backed UNOCAL’s Afghan pipeline plans. However, the Taliban was an obstacle to achieving that goal. At a meeting in Berlin in July of 2001, representatives of the Bush administration gave the Taliban an ultimatum: “Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs.” [44]

Since the Taliban did not go along with the plan, the U.S. needed an excuse to attack Afghanistan. 9/11 gave them the excuse that they needed. On the evening of 9/11, President George W. Bush addressed the nation regarding the terrorist hijackings, and the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.  He laid the foundation for attacking Afghanistan with the following statement:

“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts…. Today our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature… The search is under way for those who are behind these evil acts. I’ve directed the full resources of our intelligence and law-enforcement communities to find those responsible, and to bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts, and those who harbor them. [45]

For more details, see:


Motive 3: The Pearl Harbor of the 21st Century

The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) is a neo-conservative think tank that had numerous key members who were also part of the Bush administration including, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and Lewis “Scooter” Libby. The PNAC advocated a war in Iraq to get rid of Saddam Hussein, build a military presence, and “control the oil.”

The December 1, 1997 issue of the Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine, headlined its cover with the directive: Saddam Must Go: A How-to Guide. Two of the articles were written by Bush administration officials Paul D. Wolfowitz and Zalmay M. Khalilzad, who wrote: “We will have to confront him [Saddam Hussein] sooner or later—and sooner would be better.” [47]

Wolfowitz and Libby contributed to the PNAC’s report titled Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces, and Resources for a New Century released in September 2000, which reiterated the idea of a permanent military presence in the Gulf region. In that report, the PNAC suggested that the road to rebuild American defenses “will likely be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor.” [48]

On the night of 9/11, Bush noted in his daily diary, “The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today.” Also, Bush characterized 9/11 as “a great opportunity.” [49]

Donald Rumsfeld added that 9/11 created “the kind of opportunities that World War II offered, to refashion the world.” [50]

This idea of 9/11 providing “opportunities” then showed up in The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, issued by the Bush administration in September 2002:

“The events of September 11, 2001, fundamentally changed the context for relations between the United States and other main centers of global power, and opened vast, new opportunities. [51]

Only three days after 9/11, “Congress approved $40 billion to help mend and avenge the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks.” [52]

Motive 4: Bush Had a Personal Vendetta and Sought a Way to Take Out Saddam Hussein from Day 1 of His Administration

“There’s no doubt he [Saddam Hussein] can’t stand us. After all, this is a guy that tried to kill my dad at one time.” – George W. Bush

Just one month after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — and only five days after the war in Afghanistan had begun — President Bush signaled his determination to confront Saddam Hussein next.   His initial reason for taking out Saddam Hussein was an alleged link to al-Qaeda.  Failing to sell that story, the Bush administration later focused on WMDs (see: The Bush Adminstration Knew There Were No WMDs – Iraq War Deception Exposed).  But the administration had its eye on Iraq long before 9/11.

Some have wondered whether the Bush’s determination to take out Saddam Hussein was a personal vendetta due to an alleged plot by Iraqi intelligence to assassinate Bush’s father, former president George H.W. Bush, during his triumphal visit to Kuwait in April 1993, 25 months after U.S.-led forces chased Iraqi troops out of Kuwait.

In Lesley Stahl’s 60 Minutes interview with Bush’s first Treasury Secretary, Paul O’Neill, which aired in early January, 2004 (and appears immediately below), O’Neill revealed that Saddam Hussein and Iraq were Bush’s main focus from the very beginning of his administration.

Stahl: “And what happened in President Bush’s very first National Security Council meeting is one of O’Neill’s most startling revelations.”

O’Neill: “From the very beginning, there was a conviction that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he needed to go.”

Stahl: “He said that going after Saddam was topic ‘A’ 10 days after the inauguration – eight months before Sept. 11.”

Ron Suskind (author of the book “The Price of Loyalty” in which O’Neill was a significant contributor. O’Neill gave Suskind 19,000 internal documents): “From the very first instance, it was about Iraq. It was about what we can do to change this regime”

Stahl: “Now everybody else thought that grew out of 9/11.”

Suskind: “No”

Stahl: “But this book says it was day one of this administration.”

Suskind: “Day one, these things were laid and sealed.”

Stahl: “As treasury secretary, O’Neill was a permanent member of the National Security Council. He says in the book he was surprised at the meeting that questions such as ‘Why Saddam?’ and ‘Why now?’ were never asked.”

Stahl (quoting O’Neill from the book): “It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this.’”

O’Neill: “For me, the notion of pre-emption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide to do, is a really huge leap.”

Stahl: “And that came up at this first meeting?”

O’Neill: “It did.”

Stahl: “O’Neill told us that the discussion of Iraq continued at the next National Security Council meeting two days later. He got briefing materials under this cover sheet.” (Note: the cover sheet is shown in the video below)

Suskind: “There are memos. One of them marked, secret, says, ‘Plan for post-Saddam Iraq.’” (Note: the memo is shown in the video below)

Stahl: “Nation Building?”

Suskind: “Absolutely.”

Stahl: “So, they discussed an occupation of Iraq?”

Suskind: “In January and February of 2001.”

Stahl: “Based on his interviews with O’Neill and several other officials at the meetings, Suskind writes that the planning envisioned peacekeeping troops, war crimes tribunals, and even divvying up Iraq’s oil wealth.”

Stahl: “Suskind obtained this Pentagon document, dated March 5, 2001, entitled ‘Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts.’ It includes a map of potential areas for exploration.” (Note: the document is shown in the video below)

Note: for much more information regarding Maps and Charts of the Iraqi oil fields, visit the link below:

Suskind: “It talks about contractors around the world from, you know, 30-40 countries. And which ones have what intentions…”

Stahl: “On oil.”

Suskind. “On oil in Iraq.”

To be clear: six months before 9/11, there were already plans in place for how the Iraqi oil fields would be divided up, and which contractors would do the work.


How It Was Possible For the “Inside Job” To Have Occurred In Secrecy

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913 (Appendix B)

There have been volumes written on subject of secret societies, the Illuminati, and the New World Order, so we won’t go into a lot of detail here.  But, ponder for a moment what Teddy Roosevelt was revealing to us in the above quote.  Roosevelt was known as an honest politician who was opposed to corrupt, party-machine politics.  Why would he put a statement like that in his autobiography if it wasn’t true? He was warning us about a shadow government behind the scenes that is pulling the strings of U.S. government leaders, who are leaders only in appearance.  And, the shadow government does not serve the American people.

Teddy Roosevelt was NOT the only president to issue warnings about the invisible government. Other U.S. presidents, from George Washington (who pointed the finger at individual members of the Free Masons who were following the Doctrines of the Illuminati) to JFK (see below), and a myriad of other high-profile politicians have issued many similar warnings. For a complete list of those warnings, see Verified Warnings From Former U.S. Presidents About the “Invisible Government” Running the U.S. With “No Allegiance To the People”.

The key warning pertaining to secrecy came from President John F. Kennedy, from a speech delivered to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961 and known as the “Secret Society” speech (click here for full transcript and audio).

“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently are historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings… Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe… no war ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of “clear and present danger,” then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent… For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influenceon infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”

What You Can Do

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

Please take some positive action to help raise awareness. Here are some suggestions.

  1. Do you own research, think for yourself, and draw your own conclusions.  If you are still having trouble believing the information presented here, see the article titled “Psychologists Explain 9/11 Denial Despite Hard Scientific Evidence.”
  2. Stop watching the news on mainstream media. Instead, get your news from alternative news websites like ConsciousLifeNews.com.  Note: if you are not aware that the American media is under the control of the ruling elite, please watch this clip from the documentary Behind the Big News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XnthFRO0cg
  3. Email people a link to this article or a PDF copy. You can create a PDF using the PDF icon below the article. You also have permission to copy a portion of this article on other websites, with a link back to the original to read the rest of the article.
  4. Show either the short or long version of the video 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out to friends and family. The AE911truth.com website contains a list of other strategies: https://ae911truth.org/en/take-action.html
  5. Similarly show the video Undeniable Proof a Plane did NOT Hit the Pentagon on 9/11 to friends and family. You can watch the video at the links provided above or download the video from the citizeninvestigationteam.com website. The citizeninvestigationteam.com website also contains a list of strategies: https://www.citizeninvestigationteam.com/strategy.html
  6. Show the video THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? to friends and family. Get involved with the Thrive Solutions Hub: https://www.thrivemovement.com/solutions-hub
  7. Become a Quantum Activist: https://consciouslifenews.com/become-quantum-activist/115832/


[1] “The White House Has Played Cover-Up”–Former 9/11 Commission Member Max Cleland Blasts Bush

[2] 9/11 Commission Report

[3] 911 Commission Co-Chair Explains Need for New Investigation

[4] Lee Hamilton, Vice Chairman, 9/11 Commission

[5] Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton (co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission), Stonewalled by the C.I.A.

[6] Lee Hamilton, Vice Chairman, 9/11 Commission

[7] 9/11 panel distrusted Pentagon testimony, CNN, August 2, 2006

[8] Lee Hamilton, Vice Chairman, 9/11 Commission


[9] 9/11 Commission Report

[10] World Trade Center Disaster Study

[11] New Poll of New Yorkers Finds Lingering Doubts about Official Explanation of 9/11 Attacks, Including Third Tower’s Collapse

[12] 1 in 7 believe US government staged the 9/11 attacks

[13] Establishment Prepares 9/11 Official Story Onslaught (scroll down to section titled Highly Credible People Question 9/11)

[14] Summary of False Flag Operations and False Flag Terrorism


[15] CIA confirms Bush lied about WMDs

[16] Andrew Gavin Marshall, Lies, War, and Empire: NATO’s “Humanitarian Imperialism” in Libya
Lies, War, and Empire: NATO’s “Humanitarian Imperialism” in Libya

[17] Syria: Another “Humanitarian War” Based on Lies & Deceit


[18] Iraq deaths

[19] Statement of Robin Hordon

[20] Greg Scott, Panel Demolishes Official 9/11 Story While Proposing State Initiatives for Justice, February 17, 2011

[21] Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth website (in the right-hand column on the home page)

[22] Controlling Interests: Ownership, Control, and Insurance of The World Trade Center

[23] Ibid.

[24] Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, NIST, August 2008

[25] Griffin, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, 31-32.

[26] George Nelson, Colonel, USAF (ret.), Aircraft Parts and the Precautionary Principle

Aircraft Parts and the Precautionary Principle

[27] Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, USAF (ret), 9/11 and American Empire Intellectuals Speak Out, Edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott, 2006

[28] Ibid.

[29] The 9/11 commission Report (pages 225-226, 242)

[30] Air Traffic Controllers Recall September 11

[31] Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Outlining Anomalies Found in NTSB Data

[32] Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Parade Magazine, News Transcript, October 12, 2001

[33] Greg Szymanski, Radiation Expert Claims High-Radiation Readings Near Pentagon After 9/11 Indicate Depleted Uranium Used; High-Ranking Army Officer Claims Missile Used at Pentagon, Not Commercial Airliner, August 18, 2004

[34] Ibid.

[35] Ibid.

[36] Lon Rains, Eyewitness: The Pentagon, Space News, June 30, 2005

[37] The Account of Box Cutters as Weapons, Jan 2005

[38] FBI: 9/11 cell phone calls from jets did not happen
https://www.zimbio.com/Ted+Olson/articles/6gELkGlBsd7/FBI+9+11+cell+phone+calls+jets+not+happen [this article has been removed]

[39] The 9/11 Commission Report, page 40

[40] Air Attack on Pentagon Indicates Weaknesses, Newsday, Sept. 23, 2001

[41] Rumsfeld says 9-11 Plane was ‘shot down’ in Pennsylvania, Dec. 27, 2004

[42] Eric Boehlert, The president ought to be ashamed, Nov 21, 2003

[43] Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, published Sep. 18, 1998, pages 24-25, 35-36, 212

[44] Julio Godoy, U.S. Taliban Policy Influenced by Oil, Inter Press Service, Nov. 16, 2001.

[45] President George Bush:‘Today our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature’, September 11, 2001

[46] Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission, published August 15, 2006

[47] Glenn Kessler, U.S. Decision on Iraq Has Puzzling Past: Opponents of War Wonder When, How Policy Was Set, Washington Post, January 12, 2003

[48] A Report of the Project for the New American Century, Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces, and Resources for a New Century, page 51, September 2000

[49] Dan Balz and Bob Woodward, America’s Chaotic Road to War: Bush’s Global Strategy Began to Take Shape in First Frantic Hours After Attack, Washington Post, January 27, 2002

[50] Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with the New York Times, October 1, 2001

[51] The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, pg. 28, September 2002

[52] The Dallas Morning News, Bush OKs calling up reservists; Congress approves $40 billion fund.

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  1. houselmarie@gmail.com' AliceinW says:

    If CLN is going to post conspiracy articles about the US government (and I have no problem with that); at least, please, show truthfulness by posting articles about the deceit of the current administration. The American people may as well keep getting rid of misconceptions, and I would like to continue reading from CLN if there can be impartiality.

  2. hollyashworth@gmail.com' Holly says:

    Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was interviewed on the topic and drew a blank “I have absolutely zero recollection of it. But I sure as hell would have rejected it,” McNamara said, adding, “I really can’t believe that anyone was proposing such provocative acts in Miami. How stupid!”

    If anything Northwoods should serve as a reminder to the American people to watch their government officials closely and to hold them accountable. No doubt what the JCOS proposed was abominable, but conspiracy theorists forget that governments are made up of men as flawed as the rest of us. Despite having many of those same human flaws, JFK made the right judgement call on behalf of the American people.

    Did you know a third tower fell that day? “Google Building 7″. 9/11 conspiracy theorists love to point to World Trade 7 as evidence that the attacks were a controlled demolition. The evidence suggests otherwise. An initial viewing of WTC 7 would make one suspicious if you go into the video with any preconceptions. World Trade 7 appears to collapse in on itself, as if it were a controlled demolition.

    From Popular Mechanics:

    “It is “impossible” for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved,” stated actress and TV personality Rosie O’Donnell of ABC’s The View in March 2007. “For the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible,” she said.

    In fact it is not impossible because the collapse of World Trade 7 proved that it is possible. Uncontrolled fires caused by the collapse of the sprinkler system and upward thermal expansion buckled the floor tiles of the building. It would fall straight down because (since heat rises) the flames provided an enormous upward thrust on the tiles, cracking them and bringing the structure down. A key factor in the collapse, NIST concluded, was the failure of structural “connections that were designed to resist gravity loads, but not thermally induced lateral loads.”

    New evidence has emerged showing an enormous hole in the South side of WTC7. The video below shows a large tip in the building before it collapse. The building was far more damaged than conspiracy theorists suggest. At 1:33 Min into the video someone says, “Look at the hole in that building… 7 world… that might come down”. Anyone suggesting that no one knew the building was going to come down is lying.

    Videos of firefighters reacting to explosions is given as evidence that bombs were placed in the building. But they fail to realize that WTC 7 had enormous diesel-powered generators with large tanks of fuel to be used in an emergency if the building lost power. That would be the best possible explanation for where the sounds of explosions could be coming from.

    “Pull it”

    Even more people point to the words of building owner Larry Silverstein, who advised his rescue teams to pull out of the building to avoid more loss of life. When discussing the rescue operation, he claims he told his men to “pull it”, meaning pull the rescue operation. Silverstein was concerned about the firefighters. But conspiracy theorists see this as evidence that he admits to demolition of the tower.

    From Amazon, And the Wayback Machine

    “In May 2002, after spending three months doing construction work on Vines, I had a half hour conversation with James Gandolfini at the opening party. To make a long, drawn out conversation short, James told me, If you want to be a successful director, you have to have something to say to the world. It was that month that I began writing (sic) ;Loose Change; a fictional story about my friends and I discovering that September 11th was not a terrorist attack, but rather, an attack by their own government. Upon researching for the movie, it became apparent that the subject matter may not have been entirely fiction. Over two years time, adding more and more information, the fictional movie evolved into what it is today; a documentary.”

    Conspiracies for evil? Then why not conspiracies for good?

    The Village Voice very perceptively analyzed the mindset of 9/11 “truthers”. They echoed the Hayekian notion of conspiracy theories invoked by Austrian Economist Steve Horwitz who wrote:

    “If we resort to conspiracy theorizing, we also leave ourselves open to an obvious response from our critics: If a small group really can manipulate the economy for evil ends, why can’t a small, or even a large, group manipulate the economy for more noble goals, say, some form of social justice? When we fall into conspiracy thinking we are actually accepting the fundamental premise at the heart of every form of socialism: that it is possible for human beings to consciously control the economy or society more generally.”

    911_Truth_Dog_Nathan_Janes_smThe Voice reiterated:

    The key to understanding the Truth movement is to realize that its members do not lack faith in all institutions of the U.S. government. On the contrary, their theories rely on a healthy respect for the power and competence of air defense units, FBI agents, high-rise building designers, and others.

    Why would Bush mistakenly say he’d seen the first plane strike on TV? How could the FBI miss so many leads? Is it plausible that the CIA ignored all those warnings? And after the purported multiple failures of the FAA and NORAD on 9-11, how come no one was fired?

    It’s odd. For a group of people who harbor so many doubts about the intentions of their own and other governments, the media, and fellow citizens, much of the Truth movement does not suspect for a moment that our defense spending has been a rip-off, that the FBI is a clumsy bureaucracy, that our spy agencies are deaf and dumb, and that our skyscrapers are not 100 percent safe. They do not seem worried that they could be unwitting partners in a more mundane conspiracy to obscure the limits of security and science. To the lies of the Bush administration, many in the Truth movement reply with stunning and familiar certainty. “I can’t jump back to the other side,” says Dylan Avery. “I know that what I’m doing is right.”

    If it was an “inside job” then it wasn’t “blowback”

    Former Presidential Candidate Ron Paul gets a bad reputation from some mainstream media outlets for appearing on arch-conspiracy theorist and 9/11 truther Alex Jones‘ radio show. Some worry that granting legitimacy to a bookish cult leader from Austin, Texas harms his reputation. Conspiracy theorists point to his appearances as evidence that he must support Alex Jones’ views. To his credit, Ron Paul has rejected 9/11 truth and stated unequivocally that he does not believe that 9/11 was an inside job, however that doesn’t stop truthers from identifying him as one.

    Paul’s beliefs in a non-interventionist foreign policy would be undermined by a belief in 9/11 truth. This is due to the fact that if 9/11 was an act of the US government, then it was not what he describes as “blowback”. Blowback is a term Paul uses to describe the deleterious backlash resultant from too much government intervention in foreign affairs. Foreign governments or terrorists agents seek revenge and plot against the United States when the US government meddles in their politics or overthrows their government. If 9/11 was an inside job, then it wasn’t the work of foreign terrorists and libertarian’s foreign policy arguments are invalid.

    Why all the disinformation?

    mitrokhin archive. Foreign intelligence agencies have their own, very real conspiracies. Many of them involve spreading disinformation against the United States. Russia Today is only acting out the job of the former KGB, who promoted “Active Measures” amongst the population of the United States. The secret plan, developed during the Cold War era, was meant to spread disinformation and conspiracy theories amongst the American people. KGB Major Vasili Mitrokhin defected from the USSR and revealed that many of the high-profile conspiracies circulating within the United States were actual Russian propaganda, meant to destabilize and create disharmony amongst the people.

    The Soviets were well aware that Americans were highly gullible and prone to believing in conspiracy theories. They conducted major intelligence warfare campaigns against the US including the theory that AIDS was created in a government lab, that Martin Luther King Jr. was a pedophile and that Lee Harvey Oswald was tied to a known CIA agent in Dallas.

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    The KGB forged a document connecting Lee Harvey Oswald to a known CIA agent in Dallas
    All lies. All propaganda. All from a foreign government. There’s a good reason why Iran’s President Ahmadinejad believes in a 9/11 conspiracy… because it undermines the United States.

    “The September 11 [attacks] were actually a planned game to provoke the human community’s sentiments and find an excuse for launching attack on Muslim regions and occupying Iraq and Afghanistan, which led to the massacre of one million innocent people,” Ahmadinejad said- BULLSHIT!!

    Foreign governments hostile to the United States clearly have an interest in spreading lies and conspiracy theories and in making sure those ideas are taken up by US citizens. That is another good reason not to believe them. Many of the conspiracy theories you know today are the result of a conspiracy to spread conspiracies within the US.
    Operation Able Danger – The Real 9/11 Conspiracy

    Just because 9/11 was not an inside job does not mean that conspiracies do not exist. The official story of 9/11 that terrorist hijackers colluded to crash planes into buildings is officially TRUE.

    Shortly after taking office in 2008 the Obama administration ordered the destruction of all unredacted copies of a book called Operation Dark Heart by Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer. Shaffer claims he had information relating to the location of one of the principal hijackers in the attack, Mohammed Atta. Shaffer claims that his top secret project Able Danger had identified Atta and had the opportunity to strike before the tragedy of September 11th. This is why people like former CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief Michael Scheuer claims that the 9/11 Commission Report was a “whitewash from top to bottom”. The report did not include the testimony of Lt. Col. Shaffer.

    Over the years many 9/11 truthers have recanted their beliefs, some have even become activists for combating the disinformation. Still, rumors persist.

    Watch 9/11 Truther recant, then create hoax 911 video to educate the public.

    Many of these conspiracies are likely fueled by standard government incompetence and skullduggery such as the Able Danger project which drive more people to believe in conspiracy theories than necessary. However, we do face the real danger of conspiracies by foreign intelligence agencies, such as those revealed in the Mitrokhin archive which should make you wary of where you derive you information from. Some foreign governments may indeed by spreading disinformation amongst the US and American citizens may be complicit in helping propagate it, whether wittingly or unwittingly. It is up to each individual citizens to go out and seek the truth for themselves. I hope this article serves as a starting point to help many of you reach the same conclusion that I had.

    9/11 was NOT an inside job.

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