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Dear Dr. Barrett
My name is ____ . I'm 17 years old and I live in ______. For a school project, I am doing research on the 9/11-attacks and the alternative theory about this event. My aunt _____ informed me that you are willing to help me. I appreciate this very much.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you,
Q: Did you have a feeling something wasn?t right, immediately after the 9/11 attacks?
A: I was finishing my Ph.D at the time and was more an intellectual than intuitive type of person. So my first reactions involved what I knew from my Arabic and Islamic Studies background. I knew that al-Qaeda (AQ) was a close ally of the CIA until at least the mid-1990s. AQ was never a tightly-knit organization. It was and still is a loose, easily-infiltrated agglomeration of mujahideen (ideologically-motivated religious warriors) along with mercenaries, drug smugglers, and black operations specialists from the overlapping worlds of intelligence agencies and organized crime. AQ?s main activity has always been to fight against Russia on behalf of the US empire and the CIA, beginning with Afghanistan in the 1980s and continuing with irregular wars in Chechnya, the Balkans, and elsewhere. The idea that AQ could pull off something like 9/11 unaided by insiders struck me as dubious, as Mohamed Heikal pointed out: http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mohammed_heikal So when AQ was immediately blamed, and no plausible explanation emerged, I grew more and more suspicious?especially as more and more evidence emerged contradicting the many incoherent and mutually-exclusive versions of the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT) that were being promulgated. But I was agnostic about what might have really happened until December 2003.
Q: How long have you been involved in the 9/11 truth commission?
A: In December 2003 I heard that one of my intellectual heroes, Dr. David Ray Griffin, was writing a book presenting evidence that 9/11 was a complete inside job: The World Trade Center was destroyed by controlled demolition, the Pentagon was not hit by a 757, and so on. I knew Dr. Griffin to be a very careful, methodical, evidence-based empirical thinker, so I felt I needed to investigate the questions he was raising. I was shocked to discover that the evidence was not just persuasive, but overwhelming. Driven by a combination of moral outrage and the suspicion that the truth could be used to change the world for the better, I began holding 9/11 truth teach-ins at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, writing op-eds for the local daily newspaper (The Capital Times), and organizing events such as David Ray Griffin?s nationally-televised speech at the University of Wisconsin http://www.911review.com/articles/griffin/madison.html and the first big 9/11 truth conference http://911truth.org/911rtt/speakers.html
Q: What is your role in the commission and how do you contribute to achieving the goals of the organization?
I see the issue as a communications problem: How do we convey truthful information to enough of the right people to make a difference? I began following traditional activist models (protests, leaflets, teach-ins), moved on to start a nonprofit corporation or NGO, dabbled in politics by running for Congress in 2008, and since then have been putting most of my efforts into alternative media. I am a good writer and decent researcher, and have become a capable public speaker, so I am well-situated to play the role of a pundit in the emerging alternative media, which favors people who can speak as well as write.
Q: Can you tell me something about the history of the organization? (How/by whom was it started, etc.)
A: The 9/11 truth movement, like Al Qaeda, is not an organization - it is a loose agglomeration of (somewhat) like-minded people. The single most respected figure is Dr. David Ray Griffin, so I supposed you could call him the ?founder.? His book The New Pearl Harbor (published spring 2004) gave the movement coherence and made it at least somewhat respectable.
Q: How would you describe the main goal of the organization?
A: To put on trial and convict the real perpetrators of 9/11, including Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Paul Wolfowitz, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and so on. See http://whodidit.org/cocon.html This could be done by an international war crimes tribunal such as the one at Nuremberg, or through a Truth and Reconciliation Commission like the one in South Africa.
Q: A lot of your members are investigators, can you name some fields of their investigation?
A: I am not sure what you mean by ?investigators.? But I can name some fields of 9/11 research. A key issue of what happened to the three World Trade Center skyscrapers. AE911Truth.org focuses on this issue. Other researchers and their fields include:
*Elias Davidsson has done terrific research proving that none of the 19 alleged hijackers were aboard the allegedly hijacked jets.
*Pilots for 9/11 Truth has investigated the alleged hijackings and plane crashes and found that the official story is false.
*Christopher Bollyn has investigated Israeli involvement in the attacks
Q: What, according to you, are the flaws of the 9/11 commission investigation? Both in conclusions they drew and how the investigation was executed.
A: According to New York Times journalist Philip Shenon, Executive Director Philip Zelikow wrote the entire 9/11 Commission Report in chapter-by-chapter outline before the Commission had even convened. So there was no ?Commission investigation.? All the Commission?s ?investigators? did was follow Zelikow?s orders to dig up (false) information that could be used to support the pre-written script.
Zelikow was a Bush Administration insider whose self-described area of expertise is ?the creation and maintenance of public myths.? He published an article in 1998 in Foreign Affairs magazine describing what would happen after a new Pearl Harbor consisting of the destruction of the World Trade Center by terrorists. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/1998-11-01/catastrophic-terrorism-tackling-new-danger
It is very likely that Zelikow?s outline for the 9/11 Commission Report was written before 9/11. It was the script for the fake, Hollywood style event that he and other insiders created.
Q: Does the commission think that the Bush administration knew about the attacks in advance and didn?t do anything to prevent it, or that they actually organized the attacks themselves?
It has been established beyond a reasonable doubt that insiders organized the attacks themselves. Only insiders could conduct the most sophisticated controlled demolitions in history. Only insiders could bomb the Pentagon and force the world to believe a 757 plane did the damage.
Q: Besides the fact that the attacks were a good opportunity for Bush to start his ?War on Terror?, did he have any other motives, according to the commission
A: The attacks were a neoconservative coup d?etat. The neoconservatives are followers of political philosopher Leo Strauss, who taught that government should be based on Big Lies, and that Constitutional democracy should be destroyed by Machiavellians like himself. So 9/11 not only launched an endless, phony ?war on terror,? but also destroyed transparent constitutional government in the West (not just the US) and institutionalized the Deep State dictatorship that we live under today.
Q: Do you think there are certain characteristics (e.g. political color, socioeconomic background) that most supporters of the alternative theory have? Or maybe, do the people who think the conclusions of the 9/11 commission report are true, have similar characteristics, according to you?
A: Supporters of the alternative theory tend to be independent thinkers who are relatively unconcerned about what others think of them. They are more self-realized and autonomous in the sense of Abraham Maslow?s psychology. Attempts by government-funded psychologists to pathologize ?conspiracy theorists? have backfired as it has become clear that independent thinkers are at least slightly saner than less independent thinkers: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/07/12/313399/conspiracy-theorists-vs-govt-dupes/
Q: A poll from ?Gallup? showed that 88% of republicans are certain that Bush or the CIA had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks, contrary to 35% of the democrats. Can I draw the conclusion that most of your commission consists of democrats?
A: No. This poll is misleading because of the way it is worded, blaming ?Bush or the CIA.? If you asked the question differently you would get more Republicans to side with 9/11 truth. (There would still be fewer Republican than Democrat truthers, though, not just because Bush was in office when 9/11 happened, but also because anyone who is not extremely rich yet votes Republican is a gullible idiot.)
In fact, most 9/11 truth movement members would describe themselves as independents, which is the biggest group in America. (43% of Americans are independents, 30% are Democrats, and 26% are Republicans.) But overall there are probably about as many conservative as liberal 9/11 truth movement members. For example, the majority of Ron Paul supporters are 9/11 truth supporters. And now the leading Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is flirting with 9/11 truth in his attacks on Jeb and George Bush.
9/11 and JFK
Q: Have you ever looked into other alternatives theories, such as the murder of John F. Kennedy?
Yes. These alternative theories are obviously true. I have read perhaps 30 books on this subject over the years. The best one is James Douglass?s JFK and the Unspeakable. And this year there is a new book out by David Talbot, founder of salon.com, presenting yet more evidence that Allen Dulles, the CIA director JFK fired, orchestrated the assassination.
CIA officer Howard Hunt confessed on his deathbed to participating in the assassination as part of a CIA team working with Vice President Lyndon Johnson. Other key CIA figures involved in the JFKassassination were Counterintelligence Chief James Angleton, covert operations officer George H.W. Bush, David Atlee Phillips, and lower-level killers David Sanchez Morales, Frank Sturgis, etc. etc.
The same people killed JFK?s brother Robert Kennedy in 1968.
Q: Do you believe others (than Lee H. Oswald) were involved in the murder of JFK?
A: Of course!
Q: Do you see any similarities between the two alternative theories? (9/11 and JFK)
A: Yes, both events were monumental crimes of the Deep State. The same institutions, and the same sorts of people, were involved in both crimes. In fact, at least one of the JFK assassination perpetrators - George H.W. Bush, who commanded the shooter team in the Dal Tex building during the JFK assassination - was also deeply involved in the 9/11 coup d??tat.
Q: Do you think it can be concluded that democrats are more likely to believe in alternative theories, because it is their nature to question status-quo?
A: It isn?t that simple. Today, many Democrats do not question Guantanamo, drone killings, the continued cover-up of 9/11 and torture and the Iraq genocide, and other crimes against humanity. Why not? Because Obama, a Democrat, is in office.
It is actually independents, who understand that both political parties in the US are controlled by the same international bankers and plutocrats, who are most open to alternative theories.
But the Republican party today is even more corrupt, vicious, criminal, and downright evil than the Democratic party. Anyone who considers themselves a Republican in the USA today is either a billionaire psychopath or an idiot. So it isn?t surprising that there are very few non-billionaire Republicans who understand what is really going on in the world.
You have an article from me in that book. That is my contribution to you. I don't know anyone who takes the conspiracy theory on Charlie Hebdo seriously enough to want to spend time refuting it. DO you?
Dear Rabbi Lerner,
I know a long list of highly-accomplished people who assert that Charlie Hebdo was (or likely was) a false flag. Let?s start with some in the book: Cynthia McKinney (I hope you voted for her for president); John Cobb (likely the world?s leading protestant theologian); Paul Craig Roberts; Anthony Hall; Barbara Honegger?
Two prominent endorsers of the book, David Ray Griffin and Richard Falk, might also be mentioned.
Maybe you could start by reading the essays in the book by the five above-listed contributors?
As a bonus to TruthJihad.com members I am going to start putting "private" communications here in the "Private Blog" section. The information posted here is only for TruthJihad.com members. Please do not spread it beyond the confines of this community. Thanks! So here, for your eyes only, is my response to Rabbi Michael Lerner's latest mass email asking for money.
The back story: Rabbi Lerner is a contributor to the book I edited We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo. He has been repeatedly harassed by Zionist trolls for appearing in my "anti-Semitic conspiracy book." http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/05/05/adl-charlie/ Feeling the heat, he said he was "misled" and "regretted" contributing to the book. Then when I proved to him he had not been misled, he apologized to me. http://www.veteranstoday.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=362726&action=edit But later, harassed by more trolls, he retracted his invitation to me to visit him at his house.
Here is my email to Rabbi Lerner, sent this morning:
Dear Rabbi Lerner,
As you know I have always supported you. But support is a two-way street.
Since you disinvited me from your house based on an email from a likely cointelpro provocateur, I think you at least owe me a close reading and review of We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11. (You should have received a copy at least a month ago).
If you read the book, examine the evidence, and still believe that the Charlie Hebdo shootings were not a false flag, please write a thoughtful and detailed review, explaining why the major items of evidence cited in the book are not convincing. If your arguments are sound, you could convince me and other contributors to re-think our positions and possibly even issue a retraction. On the other hand, you might discover, through an honest reading and investigation, that the majority of contributors are probably right - a possibility that you seem to have dismissed out of hand, without any consideration of the evidence, in your previous statements.
PS You have a standing invitation to visit my house here in Wisconsin any time. Just let us know you?re coming and we will fix you a sumptuous Moroccan feast.
"Keep smiling! It makes people wonder what you're up to." I saw that slogan on an Ashley Brilliant card when I was a kid, and it made me smile, and then smile harder when I realized I couldn't stop smiling?and when my family saw me and asked me what I was up to, I smiled even harder, so hard I was afraid I might disappear like the Cheshire Cat leaving behind nothing but a smile.
So in case anybody out there is wondering what I'm up to (and I'm sure several intelligence agencies are, which means that, let's see, if seven intel agencies have to subscribe to TruthJihad.com to find out what I'm up to, that's 7 times $3.95 per month, enough for a weekly cup of coffee and then some) I'm going to spill the beans right here at the Private Blog.
Today's big secret is that I'm working on a Charlie Hebdo book project with a bunch of famous French intellectuals and comedians - I mean, comedian (you probably know which one I'm talking about) to be published by a major publishing house, major in the conspiracy world anyway. I won't tell you which publisher, but I'll give you a clue: It's located very close to a patch of wide-open desert where Steven Greer leads meet-your-friendly-neighborhood-alien expeditions.
Another big secret: My next two articles, assuming I finish them before something more compelling comes along, are on (1) comparing the Saudi and Iranian leadership - Saudi geezer dies leaving helm of state to other geezers, while Iranian Leader reaches out to Western youth - and (2) 9/11 truther Pete Carroll, by far the best NFL coach, is poised to win another 9/11 Truth Super Bowl.
OK, that's enough top secret stuff for one blog entry. If you need more state secrets, go pester Gordon Duff. But if he shows you the documents he's going to have to kill you.
Until today I've been posting the names of bumper music songs & artists here. But that seems repetitious and redundant. So from now on I'm going to post all information on each new show, including url, passwords & bumper music, at the "Wall."
So what good is this "Private Blog" then? Don't ask me. Ask my webmaster Eric Sayward of We Are Change Wisconsin. He's the one who came up with this website design.
I guess I'll just post stuff here that's specifically addressed to the Truth Jihad community. Informal chit chat, writing that's too incendiary to post openly on the web, secret coded messages to the thousands of truth terrorist agents I've planted in every government, corporation or bureaucracy on earth?that sort of thing.
Speaking of Eric the webmaster, I drove up to LaCrosse to visit him a few days ago. He and some of his friends in that area are devastated by the death of David Crowley and family. I talked to people who were close to David (including Eric) and some of them mentioned details about the case that have not been made public, and that add to suspicions of foul play.
While we were there Eric made me watch Vinnie Paz's "End of Days" video. I'd heard the song but hadn't seen the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4rWENtZKEA Reminded of this great song, I decided to use it as the exit track for today's interview with Hugh Akins, who says we are indeed in the End of Days.
password for January: freedom
intro: Public Enemy, "Fight the Power"
exit: NOFX, "Wolves in Wolves Clothing"
January password: freedom
Featured songs by Vic Sadot include:
"An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King"
"Ballad of William Rodriguez"
"Cheney's in the Bunker"
"Ballad of Mohammed Atta"
"Trouble in the Rubble"
"Full Spectrum Dominance"
intro: Vacuum, "Illuminati"
exit: The Bergerfolk, "Masters of War"
password: freedom (will be the same till the end of the month)
intro: The Coasters, "Charlie Brown"
exit: World Inferno Friendship Society, "Canonize Philip K. Dick, OK"
music: MC5, "Starship"
password for January is: freedom (case sensitive)
Use it for this and all the rest of the archived shows in January; from now on we will have just one password for all of the shows in a month.
We will be changing the download password in February. For now it will remain: Free99fall
username is still KBmembers
Enter username: KBmembers (case sensitive)
Enter password: Free99fall (case sensitive)
You will then see a page where you can
listen by doubleclicking the file name;
download by right clicking the filename then go save as
The filenames themselves tell you what the shows are and the date of broadcast.