the good, the bad and the ugly
There are a number of good documentaries opposed to the Iraq war and other manifestations of the Oil Empire's foreign policies that do an excellent job pointing out the immorality of war while deftly avoiding the reasons the wars are underway.
Uncovered: the Whole Truth about the Iraq
(the "whole truth" apparently need not mention Peak Oil, or even any mention of oil).
best 9/11 movies
9/11 Citizens Commission
New York City, September 9, 2004 - best compilation of evidence
Cynthia McKinney, John Judge, Mike Ruppert, Kyle Hence, Indira Singh, Nicholas Levis, Jenna Orkin, Barrie Zwicker, and others
911: Press for Truth (best documentary) link
Denial Stops Here:
From 9/11 to Peak Oil and Beyond
(best effort to place 9/11 into a larger context)
The Truth and Lies of 9/11
(Michael Ruppert's November 2001 speech in Portland, Oregon)
The Great Deception
January / February 2002, from Barrie Zwicker
The Great Conspiracy: the 9/11 News Special You Never Saw
2005 sequel to The Great Deception, better production values, includes information on the war games but also boosts the "no plane" hoax - included as a bonus with Zwicker's book Towers of Deception
Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11, GNN
The Power of Nightmares (BBC)
The Lone Gunmen (FOX)
Hitler: the rise of evil (CBS)
note: parts of these films might be true, but the mix of accurate claims and errors can be difficult for the audience to untangle. These films include debunked false claims (the "no plane" nonsense) and speculation that puts skeptics on the defensive (demolition theories).
The confusion campaign will probably continue to generate new movies promoting hoaxes and speculation while avoiding the best evidence for complicity.
In Plane Site
Confronting the Evidence (reopen911)
Los Angeles Grand Jury
The Pentacon - two reviews
9/11 Eyewitness - review
9/11 Mysteries - two reviews
Denial Stops Here:
"Denial" contains the best material on the global political implications of Peak Oil, how 9/11 was facilitated to provide the pretext for the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the threat of a World War over the remaining oil supplies. It is film that contains spliced together excerpts of speeches by Michael Ruppert from several lectures in 2004 and 2005. It is not a fancy documentary with exciting graphics, and it is not a guide to personal solutions (for growing potatoes in your yard or putting solar panels on your roof).
"Denial" is the best presentation on the interconnections between Peak Oil and 9/11.
The Truth and Lies of 9/11
Documentary of Michael Ruppert's first public presentation about 9/11 - a speech in November 2001 at Portland State University in Oregon. It is a good summary of the context for 9/11, the financial ties between Wall Street, drug money and the CIA, and the evidence that 9/11 was not a surprise attack to the Bush administration. Most of the basic evidence about 9/11 complicity was known by the time of this presentation. Some pieces of the puzzle were not known until years later - most importantly, the war games on 9/11 that paralyzed the Air Force defenses of New York and Washington. The 9/11 Citizens Commission video in New York on 9/9/2004 (see above) includes a speech by Ruppert explaining how the war games were used to perpetrate the attacks -- which is described in detail in his book "Crossing the Rubicon." www.fromthewilderness.com
9/11 Citizens Commission
The single best video about 9/11. Excellent as an introduction to the best evidence of complicity. Speakers include Cynthia McKinney, Michael Ruppert, Barrie Zwicker, John Judge, Michael Springman, Indira Singh, and others.
A transcript from the event is at
free downloads of the Citizens Commission event are at
The DVD can be ordered at www.911truth.org/store/dvd34.htm
The Citizens Commission forum should not be confused with "Confronting the Evidence" - an event in New York City on September 11, 2004 that mixed good and bogus material (a DVD of that event is being pushed by reopen911.org, a hoax site trying to hijack the 9/11 truth issue with fake claims).
Hoaxers involved with the film "In Plane Site" created a booklet in mid 2005 purporting to be the "9/11 Citizens Commission" although their booklet deliberately does not mention the September 9, 2004 event and pushes the "no plane hit Pentagon" hoax.
The Great Conspiracy:
The sequel to The Great Deception, it is a much more indepth and updated account of the events of 9/11, includng interviews with key researchers, footage from the International Inquiry in Toronto, and more background about the pattern of staged pretexts for war (such as the Reichstag Fire).
THE GREAT CONSPIRACY: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw is a 70-minute sequel to The Great Deception. That is a ground-breaking 44-minute video also by Barrie Zwicker. He was the first mainstream journalist in the world to go on air (in January 2002) and ask hard questions about the official story of 9/11. The Great Deception is a compilation of his series of seven commentaries on 9/11. In The Great Conspiracy, Zwicker updates and expands his critique. He analyses the use of fear to befuddle the public. He deconstructs the so-called “war on terrorism.” He examines in depth the failure of the military on 9/11 and George Bush’s highly inappropriate behaviour that day. He finds the 9/11 Commission to be a total coverup operation. Throughout, he analyses the role of the mainstream media as complicit in keeping the public massively misinformed and befuddled. And he suggests what we can do. Those who have seen both works find them complementary.
updated version includes discussion about the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7. Hopefully, a future version will remove the short segment showing a photoshopped compound image purporting to be evidence that Flight 77 did not hit the Pentagon.www.greatconspiracy.ca
The Great Deception
VisionTV Insight Mediafile with Barrie Zwicker "The Great Deception"
This film, aired in January and February 2002, was the first televised documentary challenging the official story of 9/11. It was produced by Vision TV of Toronto, Canada, a non-profit, multicultural network. The Great Deception was the first film to show the notorious footage of George W. Bush reading to second graders while the twin towers burned, footage later shown in Fahrenheit 9/11.
"The Great Deception" is an excellent introduction to the issues of the "stand down" of the Air Force (grounding the fighter plane interceptors) and George W. Bush's apparent disinterest when told that the towers had been attacked (he stayed in a second grade classroom reading with students for another half hour instead of acting as Commander-in-Chief).
Events of historic importance, reported as authentic, but which were faked
from the description:
order "The Great Deception"
The Power of Nightmares
available for free viewing at www.archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmares
Part I: Baby It's Cold Outside news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/3755686.stm
Part II: The Phantom Victory news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/3951615.stm
Part III: The Shadows in the Cave news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/3970901.stm
Thom Hartmann 'The Power of Nightmares': Hyping Terror For Fun, Profit - And Power www.commondreams.org/views04/1207-26.htm
In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world.
Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.
Aftermath is a good introduction to some of the key issues of complicity, but it excessively "busy" in its overuse of graphics and fancy editing (the producers used to work for MTV). It is a nice introduction to the key analysts Michael Ruppert, Michel Chossudovsy, John Judge, Peter Dale Scott, Riva Enteen and David McMichael.
The DVD version of this film is better than the video tape, it contains an extra half hour of interviews that are more comprehensive than the presentations in the film
Both the DVD and the video have footage from the premier showing in San Francisco on April 21, 2003 -- a panel with Michael Ruppert, Peter Dale Scott and Riva Enteen (three of the interviewees in the film) that has amazing summations and a great question / answer session.
The premier showing had nearly 1,000 people in the audience, with hundreds more turned away for lack of seating.
best seen with the short
S-11 Redux (a humorous, serious look at the media coverage of 911)
download at: www.guerrillanews.com/redux/
or get GNN's DVD "Ammo for the Info-Warrior" a collection of short films, including the award winning "Crack the CIA"
On April 21, 2003, the film AFTERMATH: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM 9/11 by Guerrilla News Network had its premier showing in San Francisco
See www.deceptiondollar.com/AfterMath.htm for more on this historic event.
Following the film there was a panel discussion with three of the interviewees in the film:
-- Michael Ruppert of From the Wilderness (author of the forthcoming book "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil"),
-- Peter Dale Scott (author of several books, including the most recent "Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina")
-- Riva Enteen of the National Lawyers Guild.
The video includes a bonus excerpt from the panel discussion that evening - however, it does not include the opening remarks of the moderator, Canadian journalist / media commentator Barrie Zwicker.
Zwicker's 2002 film "The Great Deception" is at least as good as Aftermath, and an excellent introduction to the issues of the "stand down" of the Air Force (grounding the fighter plane interceptors) and George W. Bush's apparent disinterest when told that the towers had been attacked (he stayed in a second grade classroom reading with students for another half hour instead of acting as Commander-in-Chief).
Balance of INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
International Citizens Inquiry into 9/11
May 2004, Toronto, Ontario
9/11 Open Your Eyes - The War On Terror Is A Lie by Snowshoe Films
"Speaker after speaker, from the 9/11 widow Ellen Mariani, the
heroine of the 9/11 truth movement, to poets, philosophers, scientists,
fighter and commercial pilots, former FBI agents, musicians, analysts,
activists, politicians and lawyers, journalists and filmmakers, they assembled,
each bringing pieces of the puzzle, and questions about September 11,
2001 -- what happened, what didn't happen, other pretexts for US wars,
the history of it's false flag operations and cover-ups, lies and treason
by the ruling kleptocracy."
Culled from 45 hours of testimony at the International Citizen's Inquiry into 9/11, held in Toronto, Canada, May 25-31 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center and at University of Toronto's Convocation Hall.
San Francisco International Inquiry into 9/11
March 26 to 28, 2004, Herbst Theater, San Francisco
all video clips available for download at http://911busters.com (a site that has a lot of good information, but also promotes the "no plane hit Pentagon" hoax)
A half hour documentary summarizing the Inquiry is at www.globaloutlook.ca/videos.htm
SF 9-11 International Inquiry, Documentary of Phase One
TUC Radio http://tucradio.org
San Francisco audio tapes: Opening Press Conference (excellent group effort), Thompson, Lynn, Ruppert, Heinberg, plus interviews with David Ray Griffin and Greg Palast and a tape of the "Behind Every Terrorist There Is a Bush" comedy benefit in February.
9/11 Visibility video page
Short videos about 9/11
|Hitler: the rise of evil
CBS drama aired in May 2003 on how Hitler rose to power. It has an excellent sequence on the Reichstag Fire and how it was used to suspend civil liberties in Germany.www.cbs.com/specials/rise_of_evil/
July 1, 2003
Fiddling Around While New York Burns
|The Lone Gunmen
Fox TV's fictional show aired March 2001 (a sequel to the "X-Files") about a group trying to stop a government conspiracy to remote control crash a jet into the World Trade Center under the cover of a war game exercise turned real. It is probable that this abyssmally acted show was a means to discredit the 9/11 complicity paradigms by ensuring that people would think the idea was just a bad science fiction show plot.http://sf.indymedia.org/uploads/lonegunmanpilot.mpg
Exclusive Interview with a National Commissioner on 9/11
Sander Hicks Interviews DC Power-Lawyer Richard Ben-Veniste!
The Bush/bin Laden Connection?
Daschle Threatened by Cheney over 9/11 Inquiry?
Venice Flight School and the connection to Ben-Veniste's former client,
the CIA drug-runner Barry Seal?
Sanders Hicks, Independent Network News, from his interview of 9/11 Commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste: "If Mohammed Atta was an Islamic Terrorist, why was he doing cocaine and going to strip bars with Americans just before the 9/11 attacks?"
Download the free video and see for yourself the low level of curiosity the 9/11 Commission had for the topic.
|DC 9/11 -- Bush's revisionist propaganda film|
A "mind-numbingly boring" propaganda film
A 9/11 widow reviews last night's Showtime film about President Bush's actions on and after that fateful morning.
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By Kristen Breitweiser
Sept. 8, 2003 | The film "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis," which premiered Sunday night on Showtime, is a mind-numbingly boring, revisionist, two-hour-long wish list of how 9/11 might have gone if we had real leaders in the current administration. This film is rated half of a fighter jet -- since that is about what we got for our nation's defense on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Despite the title, the film only budgets approximately 10 minutes to the actual morning of 9/11. Most of the movie is spent cataloging the myriad Cabinet-level debates as to whether to declare "war" against terrorism and how to effectively sell that to the American people.
It is understandable that so little time is actually devoted to the president's true actions on the morning of 9/11. Because to show the entire 23 minutes from 9:03 to 9:25 a.m., when President Bush, in reality, remained seated and listening to "second grade story-hour" while people like my husband were burning alive inside the World Trade Center towers, would run counter to Karl Rove's art direction and grand vision.
Remember the aircraft-carrier photo op? Bush is a man of action; in fact, he is an action hero. Except, of course, when it really counts, like in those early morning hours when this country was under attack and our commander in chief was drinking milk and eating cookies with second graders. Can you imagine one of those second-graders years from now when they are asked where they were on the morning of 9/11? They will simply say, "I was sitting with the president reading him a story."
It also confuses me that the filmmakers would allot so much time to the war posturing in Afghanistan because that, too, has been a failure. President Bush is quoted in the fictional drama as saying he will take Osama bin Laden "dead or alive." But, I'm sorry, have we captured him? And why so much time spent on this war plan anyway? I thought there was a copy of it on the president's desk the day before 9/11? So what's all the fuss about? Why all the Cabinet meetings with all the dignified speak?
The real Condoleezza Rice apparently didn't know planes could be used as weapons, but she is portrayed in the movie as a woman who knew an awful lot about bin Laden and al-Qaida by 8 p.m. on the evening of the attacks. The real FBI was caught flat-footed by bin Laden and the 19 hijackers, but in the movie they gather the names and photos of the hijackers very rapidly. I guess their "networking" problems, like Rice's bin Laden knowledge, got "cleaned up" by the evening of 9/11 in the movie version.
It's also interesting to watch the fictional versions of Ari Fleischer and Karen Hughes "strategizing" and "orchestrating" to make President Bush look like a strong leader. Who knew that it was such hard work to frame the president as an empathetic, strong and competent leader in the face of the nation's worst tragedy? Forgive my naiveté, but I never knew how meticulously planned the president's every single word and movement were. And if his words are that carefully and painfully chosen, just how did those 16 words get into his State of the Union address anyway? But I digress.
What is so "off" about the film is that it is too slow, too methodical, too calm. There are no suit jackets hanging over chairs, no 5 o'clock shadows, no empty coffee cups strewn about, no shirt-sleeves rolled up, no people pulling all-nighters. No tempers flaring. No panic. No raw emotion. Nothing but a lot of talking, walking and more talking, and the occasional workout session by the president -- who knew he could bench-press so much weight?
When juxtaposed against the recently released transcripts of 9/11 phone calls from inside the towers, the administration's attitude doesn't look good. How could they all be so relaxed? So unemotional. How could any of them even sleep? Why weren't they worried about a second wave of attacks? How did they know for sure that there was not another attack soon to follow? Why were they so uninterested in the rescue and recovery efforts? Maybe this would explain why the Environmental Protection Agency couldn't be bothered to monitor the air quality of lower Manhattan. Nobody cared. If the administration is this relaxed facing the nation's worst tragedy, are they asleep when they negotiate healthcare reform?
Just as an aside, I especially liked the tender moments shared between the president and first lady, particularly when she mentioned the atrocities the Afghan women faced under the rule of the Taliban. We -- the 9/11 widows -- have requested meetings with the first lady to discuss our goals for the 9/11 Independent Commission. She never answers. Honestly, we take offense that Mrs. Bush will fly halfway around the world to meet with Afghan women and yet she won't meet with us. All we want to do is make this nation safe for our children.
I did learn some things in the film. First, I didn't realize that it took President Bush until Friday afternoon to visit New York. Frankly, I don't remember much of the month of September 2001, but why would the administration want to publicize the fact that it took the president so long to visit the place terrorists had attacked? Are we buying the story that it was for national security reasons?
And since we are talking about the visit to ground zero, I found it particularly offensive that there was so much posturing about how to get the best photo op. The worst part comes when the president meets a young mother and child who are desperately searching for their missing husband and father. President Bush takes the picture of the child's father and signs his name across it, telling the young girl, "When your daddy comes back, tell him you met me." For a child and wife facing the devastating loss of a loved one who very likely has just been burned, crushed and buried in rubble, meeting the president doesn't rightly matter. Nor does it matter having his signature scrawled across a photo that you wanted to display on a wall of missing victims -- something that would have offered at least a glimmer of hope.
Miscellaneous things that surprised me included the fact that the film perpetuates the big fat lie that Air Force One was a target. Forgive me, but I thought the White House admitted at the end of September 2001 that Air Force One was never a target, that no code words were spoken and that it was all a lie. So what gives?
Also surprising is the debate about whether the military may or may not have shot down Flight 93 over Pennsylvania. You would think that the president of the United States would know the answer to this query, and yet a shoot-down is raised as a possibility and never definitively answered -- even to the president.
There was also no mention of the Saudi royals and bin Laden family members who were allegedly flown out of the country in the first few days after the attacks. I guess that got left on the cutting room floor.
Not surprisingly, there is no mention of accountability. Not once does anyone say, "How the hell did this happen? Heads will roll!" I was hoping that, at least behind closed doors, there were words like, "Look, we really screwed up! Let's make sure we find out what went wrong and that it never happens again!" Nope, no such luck.
Finally, with the abundance of creative license taken in the film, I was surprised to see that it didn't take better "care" of Donald Rumsfeld. On the morning of 9/11, Rumsfeld remained at his desk -- apparently unaware that we were under attack until the Pentagon was hit, a full hour after the WTC. Why the film editors decided not to rewrite this history I don't know -- maybe in real life, thanks to recent developments in Iraq, Rummy will be leaving soon to spend more time with his family.
I watched this film with three of my widow friends. We have spent the last two years fighting this administration to try to get answers to the many questions that plague us about 9/11. When they're finally answered, our questions will undoubtedly make this nation safer than it was on that morning. But our reality is that our husbands are never coming home. We are left to raise our children without them. Too bad Showtime can't rewrite our history of 9/11 -- that would be something worth watching.
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About the writer
Kristen Breitweiser is a 9/11 widow. She is a co-founder of the group September 11th Advocates and is a member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission.
Painful Deceptions by Eric Hufschmid
Painful Deceptions is not a film to introduce people to the 9/11 scandal. It is a very low budget production, very sarcastic. If you get this film, keep your skeptical mind engaged, not everything in the film is true.
|9/11: In Plane Site||The DVD cover for this film that uses fake evidence in support of a real conclusion tacitly admits that the film is just a bad joke hidden in plain site.|
|Pentagon Strike||A video that was posted to numerous websites in late summer
2004 supposedly documents the "no plane" at the Pentagon claims. This film is slick propaganda that avoids
most of the evidence, flashes quickly from point to point,
distracts the viewer with rock music (perhaps a type of "bait"
to snare youthful web surfers?), and would not qualify as forensic evidence
in any courtroom. It is "disinfotainment."
It is possible that Pentagon Strike is a "sequel" to In Plane Site. Plane Site did not manage to snare many members of the 9/11 Truth movement due to its annoying style and bizarre claims based on blurry images of dubious authenticity. However, the "no plane crash at Pentagon" hoaxes have been more successful in infiltrating the skeptics efforts, and "Pentagon Strike" was spread widely through the internet. Fortunately, most of the best writers about 9/11 complicity issues recognize that "no Boeing" claims were a dirty trick to discredit 9/11 skepticism.
|Los Angeles Citizens'
9-11 Grand Jury
|some good presentations and
some ridiculous nonsense.
Jim Hoffman's (wtc7.net, 911review.com) debunking of disinformation hoaxes from Christopher Bollyn (American Free Press) was removed from the video file of his presentation, since Hoffman pointed out that Mr. Bollyn was promoting numerous claims that are not supported by any evidence.
Hoffman's effort at peer review convinced the "Grand Jury" members to remove the "no Boeing hit Pentagon" hoax from their conclusions, yet his full presentation on the 911busters site. (The primary organizer of the "Grand Jury," Ms. Lynn Pentz, has been promoting the "In Plane Site" hoax film and has not been receptive to effort to fact check claims of complicity and ensure peer review in the 9/11 truth movement.) Another presenter claimed that Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber," is really Osama bin Laden -- a silly claim that makes 9/11 skeptics look incompetent. http://911busters.com/LA_GJ/index.html
www.911mysteriesguide.com (anti-demolition theory debunking of the film)