9/11 experts

want a real investigation


"They don't have any excuse because the information was in their lap, and they didn't do anything to prevent it." - Senator Richard Shelby, then ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee; member of the joint intelligence committee that investigated 9/11

"I don't believe any longer that it's a matter of connecting the dots. I think they had a veritable blueprint, and we want to know why they didn't act on it."
- Senator Arlen Specter
, a Republican member of the joint intelligence committee that investigated 9/11

Specter was the Warren Commission attorney who invented the ludicrous idea of the "magic bullet" to reduce the number of bullets actually fired at JFK (and therefore make it slightly plausible that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman - a view that very few citizens of the Oil Empire have, for good reason).

"There were lots of warnings."
- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

"Should we have known? Yes, we should have. Could we have known? Yes, I believe we could have because of the hard targets [CIA operatives were tracking]."
- Representative Porter Goss
, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Republican co-chairman of the joint intelligence committee that investigated 9/11


911truth.org 2004 statement of supporters

note: like lots of 9/11 "truth" activism, this list is a mix of wonderful solidarity and some hoaxers who should not have been included (a few of them aggressively promote "no planes"). In addition, 911truth.org recently promoted the claim that eyewitnesses at the Pentagon metro station supposedly saw the missile hit the building -- the only problem is the metro station is UNDERGROUND, something anyone who has spent any length of time in the Washington area would be aware of. This confirms the conclusion that those who still think there is merit to the "no plane" hoax are those least familiar with the geography (and the mountain of evidence that disproves it).

There are probably many more people in elite circles who privately understand that 9/11 was an inside job than we will ever know, but there are a number of Democratic Party leaders who have privately voiced to this website's webmaster and other people that they understand that this conclusion is correct.

see also: 911 Truth Statement
Respected Leaders and Families Launch 9/11 Truth Statement Demanding Deeper Investigation into the Events of 9/11
NEW YORK CITY, NY (Oct. 26, 2004) - An alliance of 100 prominent Americans and 40 family members of those killed on 9/11 today announced the release of the 911 Truth Statement, a call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur. The Statement supports an August 31st Zogby poll that found nearly 50% of New Yorkers believe the government had foreknowledge and "consciously failed to act," with 66% wanting a new 9/11 investigation.



some famous people who want an investigation

Ed Asner
Actor and Peace Activist

Dear Peace & Justice Leader(s),

I am Ed Asner. As you may know, I've dedicated much of my life to promoting peace & justice issues in America.

I would like to suggest to you emphatically that the 9-11 truth movement is the most pressing issue of the peace & justice movement today. Here is why. 9-11 has been used to justify "endless war" and a continual rollback in civil liberties that seems to have no end in sight. Yet, 9-11 remains the least examined tragedy in modern American history.

Americans would have never agreed to the last two wars and the Patriot Act's disturbing policy . . . had it not been for 9-11.

There are many disturbing issues around 9-11 that have yet to be examined in any meaningful way by our media, Congress, and even by the 9-11 Commission. These include accountability for the massive breakdown of air defense and plane intercept procedures as described in FAA and DOD regulations, which were violated on 9-11.

This breakdown and astounding unpreparedness by U.S. domestic defense agencies is puzzling to say the least, given the detailed reports our government had of the coming attacks, that were bizarrely suppressed by key officials.

For example, FBI Agent Coleen Rowley suggested that her offices' attempts to alert higher ups in the FBI of the pre 9-11 activities of Zacharias Moussaoui "seemed to have been consistently, almost DELIBERATELY thwart[ed] . . ."

While George Tenet, Director of the CIA, had received a memo in August of 2001 (one month before the attacks of 9-11) on this report entitled, "Islamic Extremists Learn to Fly." Yet, Tenet took no action on this memo. The FBI agents responsible for the now famous "Phoenix Memo" regarding Osama Bin Laden sending students to the U.S. to attend civil aviation schools, also struggled to get their higher ups to act on this information.

To date, no one has been held accountable for the massive defense failures on 9-11, nor for the bizarre suppression of critical warnings prior to 9-11.

Furthermore, we still have no explanation for why the head of Pakistani intelligence, who was meeting with top Bush Administration officials in Washington on 9-11-2001, had wired lead hijacker Mohammed Atta $100,000.00 weeks before 9-11. We still do not know who made the insider stock trades in weeks and days leading up to 9-11, by betting "against" United and American Airlines stocks (the aircraft used as missiles on 9-11).

What we DO KNOW is that $5 million of those insider stock trade "winnings" apparently by someone who had foreknowledge of the coming attacks, were made the day before 9-11 at AB Brown Trust. AB Brown Trust was headed until his induction into the CIA by Buzzy Krongard, who is now the Executive Director of the CIA. We also know that the current head of AB Brown Trust quietly resigned his position on 9-11, with no media scrutiny nor apparently government scrutiny.

Lastly, and perhaps most bizarre is the fact that $2.5 million of those stock "winnings" against these airlines made at AB Brown Trust . . . remain unclaimed.

We deserve to know why no one has been held accountable, and who made those insider stock trades. We also deserve to know why the Bush Administration allowed members of the Bin Laden family to quietly leave the U.S. after 9-11, with virtually no questioning by the FBI, and at a time when other Americans were not allowed to fly.

There are many other profound, and bizarrely "unasked" questions around 9-11. ...

I fear that if the underlying issues of 9-11 truth are not demanded, that Iraq may be but a flame on an ocean of gasoline that may be used to ignite war after war after war. We cannot, as a peace & justice movement only address the flames. We must look at the fuel being used to justify the flames of war and repression at home and abroad. We must look deeply at the events leading up to, on and since 9-11. We must demand full 9-11 truth

Medea Benjamin
Global Exchange, Code Pink:, Women for Peace

"There are many ways to promote peace and justice in our world, but . . . step back and look at how it all began . . . Please join with 9/11 family members and support groups like 911truth.org to advance this cause and get involved."

Dr. Robert Bowman, United States Air Force
(Retired), Archbishop, United Catholic Church

"We simply cannot ignore the fact that elements of the US government at the highest levels may have committed treason and mass murder by purposely allowing 9/11 to happen."

Lt. Col. Steve Butler, vice chancellor for student affairs at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California -- a US military facility that one or more of the hijackers reportedly attended during the 1990s.

Monterey County Herald, The (CA)
May 26, 2002
Page: F2
A contemptible offense

It's about time conservative idiots like Steve Kelly and Rod Musgrove got a dose of reality. Of course President Bush knew about the impending attacks on America. He did nothing to warn the American people because he needed this war on terrorism. His daddy had Saddam and he needed Osama.
His presidency was going nowhere. He wasn't elected by the American people, but placed into the Oval Office by the conservative supreme court. The economy was sliding into the usual Republican pits and he needed something on which to hang his presidency.
For them to accuse Democrats of being "sleazy" is laughable. Isn't it ironic that Kelly begins his inane babble with a reference to Monica Lewinsky? How many people died because of Monica Lewinsky? And for Musgrove to call the assertions "contemptible" is another joke. Funny how he manages to make disparaging remarks about President Clinton, as well.
Face it people, Bill Clinton was a great president. This guy is a joke.
What is sleazy and contemptible is the President of the United States not telling the American people what he knows for political gain. The Democrats asking pertinent questions is their duty as public servants.

Steve Butler

Senator Max Cleland (D-Georgia, 1997-2003), 9/11 Commissioner (originally appointed, dropped off the Commission in the Fall of 2004)

Referring to Bush's efforts to obstruct the 9/11 Commission's access to critical documents, "disgusting . . . a scam. Americans are being scammed." Cleland on CNN, Nov. 13, 2002

Kevin Danaher, Global Exchange

"the official story is a big lie . . . support groups such as 911truth.org and 911visibility.org in their just struggle for truth."

Senator Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota), stated in 2004 that the official Commission report about the FAA and NORAD was not believable.

Bruce K. Gagnon

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space


Dear Friends:
While in the military during the Vietnam war my life was dramatically changed after reading the Pentagon Papers, the government's own secret account of how they had fabricated the pretext to enter the war. Coming from a military and Republican family all my patriotic illusions were shattered.
A couple of years ago, while watching CNN on TV, they interrupted programming to say that a private plane carrying the golfer Payne Stewart had taken off from Florida and had lost contact with ground control. CNN reported that the military had immediately scrambled two jets, as they routinely do in circumstances where planes lose contact with the control tower they informed us, and that the military pilots had seen Stewart and his pilot slumped over the cockpit controls. It was theorized that their on-board oxygen had malfunctioned and they had died. The plane would now crash, and the military jets were to escort the plane to its final crash site and only shoot it down if it was to pose any threat to a population center. CNN stayed with the story and tracked the progress of the declining plane until it crashed into an open field somewhere in the empty countryside of a southern state. On 9-11 four planes, full of people were hijacked and none of this happened. The day after 9-11 I went to my world atlas and look up the countries in Central Asia because I admittedly did not know much about them. What I found is now common knowledge, they have some of the largest deposits of oil and natural gas in the world. George W. Bush now tells us that our new bases in that region will be there a long, long time - fighting terrorism. Five days after 9-11, I boarded a very empty airplane in Gainesville, Florida to fly to Cleveland in order to speak about space to a Rotary Club in a Republican neighborhood. While reading the Gainesville Sun newspaper on the plane, an AP story jumped out at me. The piece quoted an "unidentified" Pentagon spokesman who said, "We've been planning this war for the last three years." Of course the Pentagon spokesman was referring to the almost immediate discussion that the U.S. had to respond to 9-11 by bombing and invading Afghanistan. Memories of reading the Pentagon Papers flashed through my mind.
I have found just too many questions surrounding 9-11 that have yet to be addressed or answered by the "commission" that has just concluded their hearings. I believe that the only way we will ever get any real answers is when the citizenry takes on the process questioning and engaging in the debate. That is why I am pleased to say that I think the peace movement should become part of this growing "citizens inquiry" movement.
At the end of almost every speech I have made since 9-11 someone asks me if I think the government was at some level involved in 9-11. I can say with confidence that people in the peace movement are thinking about this issue and waiting for someone to step out and show leadership. Howard Zinn and Ed Asner have done so by calling on us to engage in the 9-11 debate. I agree with them. Please drop by www.911Truth.org, study up and do what you can.

John Gray
One of the world's top-selling authors, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
[He grew up in Houston and reportedly heard his oil executive father desperately try to warn Kennedy's people to not let the President come to Dallas. So very challenging matters like this are not new to him.]

To heal the wounds of 9/11--as with any deep emotional wound--it is essential that we ask these questions and come to know the complete truth about what really happened. It is only then that the heart of America can be healed, and only then can we move beyond fear to create a world of peace at this historic time.

"Jim Marrs is one of our most courageous investigative journalists, one who is willing to ask the many unanswered questions about 9/11 that we all want answered, and to keep asking them until he gets to the truth. To heal the wounds of 9/11--as with any deep emotional wound--it is essential that we ask these questions and come to know the complete truth about what really happened. It is only then that the heart of America can be healed, and only then can we move beyond fear to create a world of peace at this historic time. Inside Job is an essential contribution to that effort. Read it and share it with your friends."
--John Gray

Paul Hellyer
Canadian Minister of National Defence from 1963 to 1967

". . . when the news came out I had to wonder. Why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being scrambled from Andrews? Why did the President just sit in the schoolroom when he heard the news? I would like to see a much tougher more in-depth inquiry."

Interview with Kyle Hence of 911CitizensWatch.org (Transcribed by Bill Douglas of National 911Visibility.org, May 27, 2004, International 9-11 Inquiry Toronto, Canada.
[Paul Hellyer held the Canadian office equivalent to Secretary of Defense in the U.S., and was Deputy Prime Minister, Canadian equivalent to Vice President of the United States.]
Kyle Hence: Hello. Thank you for taking time with us. Please introduce yourself, with a little bit of your background, for our viewers.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Hi, my name is Paul Hellyer. I'm a former Canadian politician, a member of three administrations. I'm the former Minister of National Defense, and rose to the rank of Deputy Prime Minister in the Trudeau Administration.

Kyle Hence: Where were you when 9-11 (11 September 2001) occurred? Share with us some of your observations about how the world hinged on this event, and some of your concerns about the policies that have been put in place after 9-11.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: I was in my office and one of the staff members herd something on radio and I said, well let's turn on the TV and see what we can find out and we did. And we watched as most people did, the terrible events unfold minute by minute. And you have that feeling of sick horror . . . sort of . . . you know, this has got to be some kind of surrealism . . . can't be real. But, the longer the day went on the more evidence there was that this was no joke. This was a real thing and that it was just so awful that it was beyond description. And so I was one of the people that just felt . . . well, like most of the world, and certainly most Canadians a deep grief and shared the loss of the people who'd lost friends, loved ones, as a result of the attack. And I did many of the things that people did. I went to a special church service, and signed the book and did the things I thought were appropriate for the circumstances.

Kyle Hence: There were many Canadians who died too.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Yes, absolutely. It was not obvious at the time, but this came later when the statistics were made public. So, my attitude never changed about that aspect of things. But, I think what did change over time were the consequences. When President Bush decided to declare war on terrorism. The war on terrorism . . . terrorism is a terrible thing, but this was a police problem and an intelligence problem. What was wrong with your intelligence? Why didn't you know this was going to happen? You spend billions and billions with spooks all over the world and surely you should have known what was going on. And, so I began to be concerned about that. And then questions were raised by others. Why did the President just sit in the schoolroom when he heard the news? Why did he not acknowledge that he already knew what was going on? As a former Minister of National Defense, the news came out [I had to wonder]. . . why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being scrambled from Andrews [Air Force Base] . . . is it Andrews right next to the capitol?

Kyle Hence: Yes, that's correct.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: . . . take them with a quick action alert they should have been there in five minutes or ten minutes. If not, as the Minister of National Defense, which in the United States is the Secretary of Defense, I would want to say "why not?"
Kyle Hence: Does it disturb you, or do you have concerns about your neighbors to the south that there's been no inquiry at a defense level relative to the specific failure to scramble jets?
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: I think the inquiry has been very shallow and superficial. And I would like to see a much tougher more in depth inquiry. The evidence is that some people were allowed to fly out of the United States after the attack when American citizens were not allowed to fly in. And Canadians had the pleasure, I guess in a sense, of the company of tens of thousands, several tens of thousands of them [Americans] in Canada for a few days, especially in Newfoundland where the people were most gracious in looking after them. But, why were some members of the Bin Laden family allowed to fly out of the United States? And . . . you know . . . just why? Why? Why?
There are so many questions. But, you say, what is going wrong here? Or, was there something going wrong? How much did they actually know? And you get into very deep territory because it's the same kind of thing as we saw with Pearl Harbor. Did the President know, or didn't he know? I don't know. But, it's a very good question.

Kyle Hence: But, there's some evidence to suggest he may have.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: There is some evidence to suggest that he may have and it was a deliberate decision on his part to let the attack happen because he wanted to get the United States into World War II. And otherwise it was going to be difficult to get Congressional approval.

Kyle Hence: So you can understand why perhaps people are asking the same question about President Bush and the Bush Administration.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Absolutely. I think it's a fair question. I don't know what the answer is. But, I would like to ask the questions . . . or I would like to see someone in a position of authority ask these questions and insist on getting answers? At least to why some of the things happened that seem to be, for an ordinary person, inexplicable.

Kyle Hence: It seems like there's a fundamental lack of accountability and transparency, especially now in the wake of 9-11. Does that concern you in regards to what's happening in America with the Patriot Act, and the projection of American military power?
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Oh, very, very much so. I'm very disturbed about a lack of transparency. Everyone talks about it, and no one is willing to come clean, as it were. I just had lunch, interestingly enough with the designer of the Aberaro [spelling ?] which was cancelled more than 40 years ago and one of the things we were discussing were the lies that people in government and the Air Force told at the time. And I guess this makes me all the more suspicious. If they lied about that, what else were they lying about? So, we were agreeing that you had to get behind the superficial and the spin and try and get at the truth. It's very difficult. It takes a lot of time. But, we have to try and get the truth. Because unless we do, as the good book says, "seek the truth and the truth will set you free." And I think that's what we've got to try to do and I hope that somebody has the courage and the persistence to keep at it until we can get it.
Kyle Hence: Thank you very much. I'll be in touch with you.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Good.

Jim Hightower
Author & Radio Commentator

"I strongly support Ed Asner, Howard Zinn, Medea Benjamin, Kevin Danaher, and the US Green Party in their call for a new, full and fearless investigation into the events of September 11th."

"This sobering book is vital reading for every American patriot. Jim Marrs raises so many important and unanswered questions that, whether or not you believe 9/11 was an inside job, there can be no doubt about the need for us to fight to win our country back from these thieves and criminals in high places. This is hair-raising journalism from a fellow Texan populist."
--Jim Hightower, from the inside cover of "Inside Job" by Jim Marrs

General Anatoly Kornukov
Commander in Chief of the Russian Air Force

"Generally it is impossible to carry out an act of terror on the scenario which was used in the USA yesterday… As soon as something like that happens here, I am reported about that right away and in a minute we are all up."

Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), has called for a "truth and reconcilation" commission into 9/11, has recommended comparing the official 9/11 Commission report to David Ray Griffin's book "The New Pearl Harbor." Talks about "al-Qaeda's role in 9/11" -- which implies there were other participants in the attacks.

Rev. Jesse Jackson

At the 'Take Back America' conference in Washington, DC in June 2004 Rev. Jackson was quite serious as he privately acknowledged the merit of the 9/11 truth movement and the need for leaders such as himself to become better informed about the deeper issues and unanswered questions of 9/11.

Rev. Jackson, having been present when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated, has profound first hand experience with such realities. Thus, it is natural that he is open-minded about the need for further efforts to find the truth about 9/11.

Excerpt from Rev. Jesse Jackson's remarks to CNN on April 30, 1998:

"I think there is a restlessness about it ... I'm convinced that James Earl Ray was involved but not alone. I don't think James Earl Ray had the money nor the mobility to have done it himself. ... he did not do all that by himself. We have always wondered why he was denied a trial, number one, just how deep did this conspiracy to kill Dr. King go in our government, that is the haunting thought."

"Well we know the government engaged in character assassination with the attempts to discredit him [Dr. King] , to disrupt him, to destroy him....they tried to destroy his family. Our government leadership was obsessed with Martin King, saw him as a threat to our government when in fact he was therapy for our country. ... We deserve to know the forces that worked to kill him."

Dr. Johannes Koeppl, a former German defense ministry official and NATO advisor

"This is more than a war against terrorism. This is a war against the citizens of all countries. The current elites are creating so much fear that people don't know how to respond. But they must remember. This is a move to implement a world dictatorship within the next five years. There may not be another chance."www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/bgShockwaves.html#fn21 www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/zbig.html

Paul Lannoye
European Union Parliamentarian

"I implore legislators, parliamentarians, and citizens worldwide to become involved in the global 9/11 Truth Movement by signing up at 911truth.org and 911Visibility.org."

Michael Meacher, MP
UK Environment Minister for Tony Blair from 1997 to 2003, Member of the British Parliament

"They are raising, serious, thoughtful, real questions."

"This war on terrorism is bogus: The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination"
Michael Meacher, Saturday September 6, 2003, The Guardian

Was this inaction [the Air Force "stand down"] simply the result of key people disregarding, or being ignorant of, the evidence? Or could US air security operations have been deliberately stood down on September 11? If so, why, and on whose authority? The former US federal crimes prosecutor, John Loftus, has said: "The information provided by European intelligence services prior to 9/11 was so extensive that it is no longer possible for either the CIA or FBI to assert a defence of incompetence." ....
.... the so-called "war on terrorism" is being used largely as bogus cover for achieving wider US strategic
geopolitical objectives. ....
The overriding motivation for this political smokescreen is that the US and the UK are beginning to run out of secure hydrocarbon energy supplies. By 2010 the Muslim world will control as much as 60% of the world's oil production and, even more importantly, 95% of remaining global oil export capacity. As demand is increasing, so supply is decreasing, continually since the 1960s. ....
The conclusion of all this analysis must surely be that the "global war on terrorism" has the hallmarks of a political myth propagated to pave the way for a wholly different agenda - the US goal of world hegemony, built around securing by force command over the oil supplies required to drive the whole project.

Representative Cynthia McKinney(D-Georgia), first national politician to question if Bush had foreknowledge of 9/11, raised the issue of the Carlyle Group -- and was viciously attacked for doing so.

Gore Vidal
Historian and Author

"'Conspiracy stuff' is now shorthand for unspeakable truth."
-- Gore Vidal, Observer (UK), October 27, 2002

www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/EnemyWithin.html Gore Vidal on Bush's role in 9/11

www.counterpunch.org/vidal03142003.html interview with australian media

Benjamin "Franklin said, [the U.S. Constitution] will fail, as all such constitutions have in the past, because of the essential corruption of the people. He pointed his finger at all the American people. And when the people become so corrupt, he said, we will find it is not a republic that they want but rather despotism --the only form of government suitable for such a people....Ours is a totally corrupt society. The presidency is for sale. Whoever raises the most money to buy TV time will probably be the next president. This is corruption on a major scale. ...Once you have a business community that is so corrupt in a society whose business is business, then what you have is, indeed, despotism. It is the sort of authoritarian rule that the Bush people have given us. The USA PATRIOT Act is as despotic as anything Hitler came up with -- even using much of the same language....Nobody has ever wrecked the Bill of Rights as [Bush] has. " --Gore Vidal, LAW, Nov. 14-20, 2003 www.laweekly.com/ink/03/52/features-cooper.php

Andreas von Bulow
former German (government) minister for technology, author "The CIA and September 11"


Former Top German Minister Rejects Official Story Of 911 Attacks
15/16 January 2002

Former German Cabinet Minister Attacks Official Brainwashing On September 11 Issue
Points at "Mad Dog" Zbig and Huntington
Source: Tagesspiegel, 13 Jan 2002
In a full-page interview with the Sunday edition (Jan. 13) of the Berlin Tagesspiegel daily, former German Minister of Technology, Andreas von Buelow, said he does not buy any of the official theories that have been presented to date, on the events of September 11.

Howard Zinn
Historian and Author

". . . were these tragedies simply the result of unprecedented failures and incompetence as the government maintains, or were there elements of foreknowledge and implicit welcome involved?"



Endorsers of books about 9/11

"Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil," by Michael Ruppert

Michael Ruppert gave a groundbreaking speech at the "Commonwealth Club" in San Francisco on Tuesday, August 31. The PDF file of the speech is downloadable at www.fromthewilderness.com/PDF/Commonwealth.pdf (if you don't have a PDF file reader, you can download a free reader from adobe.com for Macintosh or Windows operating systems). The speech is long, but a must read for anyone interested in the future of the United States, Peak Oil, 9/11, the 2004 election, and related topics. There are very few journalists digging up credible new information about 9/11, but this speech is full of critical information that should be on the front page of every newspaper on the planet. It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of this information.

Listen to an interview with Mike that aired on KPFA-FM on September 1 on the "Stepping Out of Babylon" show at http://www.suesupriano.com (12 megabytes, a half hour long - very concise and profound work).


"Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil" by Michael C. Ruppert

ISBN #0-86571-540-8
(approx 600 pages with illustrations)
New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada)
$22.95 (US)

After two and a half years of research and writing, Ruppert said:

"In my new book I will be making several key points:
1. I will name Vice President Richard Cheney as the prime suspect in the mass murders of 9/11 and will establish that, not only was he a planner in the attacks, but also that on the day of the attacks he was running a completely separate Command, Control and Communications system which was superceding any orders being issued by the FAA, the Pentagon, or the White House Situation Room;
2. I will establish conclusively that in May of 2001, by presidential order, Richard Cheney was put in direct command and control of all wargame and field exercise training and scheduling through several agencies, especially FEMA. This also extended to all of the conflicting and overlapping NORAD drills -- some involving hijack simulations -- taking place on that day.
3. I will also demonstrate that the TRIPOD II exercise being set up on Sept. 10th in Manhattan was directly connected to Cheney's role in the above.
4. I will also prove conclusively that a number of public officials, at the national and New York City levels, including then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, were aware that flight 175 was en route to lower Manhattan for 20 minutes and did nothing to order the evacuation of, or warn the occupants of the South Tower. One military officer was forced to leave his post in the middle of the attacks and place a private call to his brother - who worked at the WTC - warning him to get out. That was because no other part of the system was taking action.
5. I will also show that the Israeli and British governments acted as partners with the highest levels of the American government to help in the preparation and, very possibly, the actual execution of the attacks."
"There is more reason to be afraid of not facing the evidence in this book than of facing what is in it."

Even FTW's most devoted readers will be surprised at what Mike has revealed.


Advance Praise for Crossing the Rubicon

Astounding! Alarming! ... And yet at last, with this -- Mike Ruppert's beyond-courageous offering -- we gain sight of the whole of corporate-managed, government-assisted, bank-laundered, drug-funded plunder. And a jolt to spur our movements to take back the world.
-- Chellis Glendinning, PhD, author of Chiva: A Village Takes on the Global Heroin Trade and Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy

Mike Ruppert was one of the first journalists to understand the concept and importance of Peak Oil. What is more important, he has connected the dots: he understands the relationships between this historic watershed and the geopolitical events of our time. Mike still has the instincts of a cop (which he once was), but the criminals he is tracking these days are no small-time hoodlums; they are some of the most powerful people on the planet. If you want to understand the dynamics of the oil-money-drugs-and-war imperial system in which we are all embedded, start with this book.
-- Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over and Powerdown

Mike Ruppert represents, from top to bottom, the best tradition of an independent thinking, open-minded, incorruptible, humorous, prudent, American Cop. After running during his police career into conflicts with the drug dealing part of the CIA, Mike knows that government information seldom equals its disinformation. The doubt about the official 9/11 story brought us together. From the first day after 9/11, I could follow his scouting into the real world behind government propaganda. I firmly believe at the end of three years of conducting a really independent investigation, that Ruppert is not only heading in the right direction, but also touching the inner sanctum of the hidden government agenda.
-- Andreas Von Bulow, former German Cabinet Minister and Parliamentary Secretary, author of The CIA and September 11

Fasten your thinking caps! Something is clearly terribly wrong at the heart of American politics. The same is true of the mainstream media. Reporters just aren't asking enough difficult and dangerous questions. Michael Ruppert has been asking disconcerting but critical questions for more than two decades, even when it meant confronting unpleasant truths that challenge the very basis of industrial society. His unflinching reporting on the facts behind the coming decline of global petroleum has been an extraordinary service to the world. Whatever you think of Ruppert's bold hypotheses about the geopolitics of oil, this provocative book will force you to confront the contradictions of our increasingly unsustainable global economy.
-- Julian Darley, author of High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis, founder and director of The Post Carbon Institute, and founder of www.globalpublicmedia.com

I'm proud Mike asked me to appear in his seminal film, The Truth and Lies of 9/11. Mike has traveled and studied the Peak Oil issue with world renowned experts, and he and I share an abiding shock at the rampant despoilment of our planet, through fake stoked resource wars that have real consequences in real lives. Mike has something to say and I'm going to listen.
-- US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Georgia

Mike Ruppert's work should be a household item for any American Muslim, Jew or Christian looking to understand the difference between authentic religious piety versus the criminality that occupies much of the headlines these days. He brings this home for every American by exposing the perpetrators here within our own government, most notably using 9-11 as a paradigm. All folk of religion must have the courage to expose the agendas that use 'religion' as a guise, be these agendas in the name of 'Islamic resurgence' or 'Securing the Jewish State.' Kudos to Mike, one of the last of the true-blooded Americans around.
-- Faiz Khan M.D., Triage Emergency Physician on 9-11, Assistant Imam, New York

In a sector rife with disinformation and ill-informed comment, Michael Ruppert's work stands out as a conspicuous beacon of valuable well-informed analysis. His claims are bold and contrarian and have dramatic implications for the global oil price should the global economy experience a sustained recovery while Iraqi oil supplies are curtailed. Ruppert believes (with ample documentation to justify his view) that depletion dynamics will fuel energy price appreciation more in this cycle than any prior one. If he is anywhere near correct, as we believe, the oil market will begin an historic cyclical upmove with a tighter supply demand balance than at any prior cycle. For anyone wishing to understand the full ramifications of this for the energy markets and global economy, Ruppert's work is invaluable.
-- Marshall Auerback, international portfolio strategist for David W. Tice & Associates, Inc., and weekly contributor to www.prudentbear.com


note: Griffin's books mix some excellent information with claims that are not truth, but it is notable that some sincere experts on US foreign policy supported his work, knowing that the basic story (complicity) is correct



The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions
A Critique of the Kean-Zelikow Report
By David Ray Griffin

“With this new book, David Ray Griffin establishes himself, alongside Seymour Hersh, as America’s number one bearer of unpleasant, yet necessary, public truths.”  – Richard Falk, professor emeritus, Princeton

With US political leaders Democrat and Republican alike rushing to embrace the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, and an eager media receiving the Commission’s 567-page report as the whole story, the history we can stand upon forevermore, everyone who cares about the fate of American democracy will want to know something about what those pages actually say.
The Commission’s account, by popular reckoning, has made an impression with its heft, its footnotes, its portrayal of the confusion of that sobering day, its detail, its narrative finesse. Yet under the magnifying glass of David Ray Griffin, eminent theologian and author of The New Pearl Harbor (a book that explores questions that reporters, eyewitnesses, and political observers have raised about the 9/11 attacks), the report appears much shabbier. In fact, there are holes in the places where detail ought to be thickest: Is it possible that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld has given three different stories of what he was doing the morning of September 11, and that the Commission combines two of them and ignores eyewitness reports to the contrary? Is it possible that the man in charge of the military that day, Acting Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Myers, saw the first tower hit on TV, and then went into a meeting, where he remained unaware of what was happening for the next 40 minutes? Is it possible, as the Commission reports, that the FAA did not inform military that the fourth airplane appeared to have been hijacked--contrary to both common sense and the word of FAA employees? Is it possible that the Report, upon which are based recommendations for overhauling the nation’s intelligence, fails to mention even in a footnote the most serious allegations made public by Coleen Rowley, FBI whistleblower and Time person of the year? 
David Ray Griffin’s critique of the Kean-Zelikow report makes clear that our nation’s highest leaders have told tales that wear extremely thin when held up to the light of other eyewitness reports, research, and the dictates of common sense--and that the Commission charged with the task of investigating all of the facts surrounding 9/11 has succeeded in obscuring, rather than unearthing, the truth.
David Ray Griffin is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Emeritus, at the Claremont School of Theology (California) and the author of twenty-five books, most recently The New Pearl Harbor: Distrurbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 and Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith.
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Advance Praise for David Ray Griffin’s
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions

“With this new book, David Ray Griffin establishes himself, alongside Seymour Hersh, as America’s number one bearer of unpleasant, yet necessary, public truths.”
-- Richard Falk, Professor of International Law, Emeritus, Princeton University

“Through an incisive and carefully documented review, David Ray Griffin skillfully refutes the findings of the 9/11 Commission. . . .”
-- Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa

“This is a painstaking and devastating demolition of the lies  transmitted by The 9/11 Commission Report. . . . Griffin’s book will strengthen the cause of those who believe that the best defense for democracy is not blind fealty to leaders, but the truth.”
— Peter Dale Scott, author of Drugs, Oil, and War

“In this masterful sequel to The New Pearl Harbor, David Ray Griffin unveils a disparity between official 9/11 "spin" and independently researched 9/11 fact so glaring as to suggest the possibility of a constitutional crisis unlike anything our country has ever known.[This book] seriously—and alarmingly—challenges the independence, impartiality, and thoroughness of the 9/11 Commission."
-- Burns H. Weston, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Iowa

“David Ray Griffin’s latest book amply explains why the 9/11 Commission can now be placed in the same category as the Warren and Tower Commissions as dissemblers and varnishers of the truth.”
-- Wayne Madsen, syndicated columnist, investigative journalist

“This careful deconstruction of what many have called The 9/11 Omission Commission skewers, with academic rigor, both the official 9/11 story and its associated cover-up. David Ray Griffin's is one of the finest minds at work in the pursuit of truth about 9/11.”
-- Barrie Zwicker, Canadian Media Critic and Commentator

"David is a national treasure. His first book The New Pearl Harbor was great.
This book . . . is even better.”
-- Meria Heller (www.Meria.net)

“[T]he 9/11 commission aimed more to bring closure than to investigate the anomalies surrounding the event. . . . For those who still seek the truth and hope for a serious investigation of the facts, Griffin's careful analysis of the report is essential reading.”
-- John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor of Theology, Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology


The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11, by David Ray Griffin

From a skeptical vantage-point, but also taking to heart the classic idea that those who benefit from a crime ought to at least be investigated, Griffin, an eminent philosopher and theologian, brings together an account of the national tragedy that is far more logical than the one we've been asked to believe.  Gathering stories from the mainstream press, reports from other countries, the work of other researchers, and the contradictory words of members of the Bush administration themselves, Griffin presents a case that leaves very little doubt that the attacks of 9/11 need to be further investigated.

The disturbing questions emerge from every part of the story, from every angle, until it is impossible not to seriously doubt the official story, and suspect its architects of enormous deception.  Long a teacher of ethics and systematic theology, Griffin writes with compelling and passionate logic, urging readers to draw their own conclusions from the evidence outlined.  The New Pearl Harbor rings with the conviction that it is possible, even today, to search for the truth; it is a stirring call that we demand a real investigation into what happened on 9/11.

David Ray Griffin has been a professor of philosophy of religion and theology at the Claremont School of Theology in California for over 30 years.  He is co-director of the Center for Process Studies there and the author or editor of over 20 books.

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This is an important, extraordinarily well-reasoned and provocative book that should be widely read. Griffin raises disturbing questions that deserve thoughtful and truthful answers from our government."
-- Marcus Raskin, co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies

"David Ray Griffin has done admirable and painstaking research in reviewing the mysteries surrounding the 9-11 attacks. It is the most persuasive argument I have seen for further investigation of the Bush administration's relationship to that historic and troubling event."
-- Howard Zinn, author of A Peoples History of the United States

"David Ray Griffin has written what America may most of all need -- a dispassionate, balanced, and exhaustively researched and documented account of the implausible gaps and misrepresentations of the Bush administration's official story of 9/11. Sensitive to the 'conspiracy theory' mind-stop that has disconnected his fellow Americans from the facts of this history-steering event, Griffin painstakingly marshals the evidence pro and con, and follows it where it leads. A courageously impeccable work."
-- John McMurtry, author of Value Wars: The Global Market versus the Life Economy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph

"It will be painful, and disturbing, to turn the pages of this thoughtful and meticulously researched book. But turn we must. For we owe the truth to those who died, and nothing less."
-- Colleen Kelly, sister of Bill Kelly, jr., who was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11, and co-founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

"This is a very important book, David Ray Griffin's carefully researched and documented study demonstrates a high level of probability that the Bush administration was complicit in allowing 9/11 to happen in order to further war plans that had already been made. A must-read for anyone concerned about American foreign policy under the present administration.
-- Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California

"This is a must-read for all who want to get past the conspiracy of silence and mystification that surrounds these events."
-- John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor of Theology, Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University

"That 9/11 has become a defining moment in our history cannot be gainsaid. But its exact significance is an exceedingly contentious question notwithstanding the seeming clarity of prevailing accounts. David Ray Griffin deconstructs those accounts with a host of unresolved puzzles strongly suggestive of some sort of culpable complicity by US officials in the event. His book presents an incontrovertible argument of the need for a genuinely full and independent investigation of that infamous day."
-- Douglas Sturm, Presidential Professor of Religion and Political Science, Emeritus, Bucknell University

"David Griffin's book is an excellent exposé of so many of the deeply troubling questions that must still be answered fully and transparently if democratic control over political and military leaders is to mean anything at all."
-- Michael Meacher, British member of Parliament, and former Minister of the Environment

"This book is as full of research and authoritative notes as a field full of springtime daisies. The author raises frightening questions, and the questions beg for answers. One thing we can conclude for certain. The events surrounding 9/11, both before and after, cannot be simply swept under the rug of conventional wisdom.... This book gives us a foundation to discover the truth, one that we may not wish to hear."
-- Gerry Spence, trial lawyer and author of How to Argue and Win Every Time

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

"Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor ought to be read by any American who values our democracy and understands the importance of retaining the basic trust of the people for any such democracy to survive over time."
-- Joseph C. Hough, President, Union Theological Seminary in New York