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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Military, Intelligence, and Government Patriots Question The 911 Commission Report Part 1

Military, Intelligence, and Government Patriots Question The 911 Commission Report Part 2  

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Steve R. Pieczenik, MD, PhD

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under President Nixon, Ford and Carter
Added July 17, 2011


Commander James Clow
U.S. Coast Guard (ret)
Former Chief, National Response Center
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Added December 27, 2010


Roland Dumas
Former Foreign Minister of France
Added December 23, 2010


Major Albert M. Meyer, MHA
U.S. Air Force (ret)
Added December 15, 2010


Commander James R. Compton
U.S. Navy (ret)
Added November 1, 2010


Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
Captain, U.S. Army Intelligence, World War II
Former CIA Case Officer
Added October 18, 2010


Michael Scheuer, PhD
Former Chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit
Added October 11, 2010


Ramsey Clark, MA, JD
66th U.S. Attorney General
Added September 29, 2010


Gov. Walter Peterson
81st Governor
State of New Hampshire
Added May 29, 2010
IMPORTANT ARTICLE 
41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11 – Official Account of 9/11: “Terribly Flawed,” “Laced with Contradictions,” “a Joke,” “a Cover-up”EnglishDanishFrenchGermanGreekNorwegianPolishSwedish
   Senior Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement,
and Government Officials Question
the 9/11 Commission Report
Many well known and respected senior U.S. military officers, intelligence services and law enforcement veterans, and government officials have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report or have made public statements that contradict the Report.  Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11.  This page of the website is a collection of their statements. The website does not represent any organization and it should be made clear that none of these individuals are affiliated with this website.
Listed below are statements by more than 220 of these senior officials. Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed. These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their sincere concern, backed by their decades of service to their country, demonstrate that criticism of the Report is not irresponsible, illogical, nor disloyal, per se. In fact, it can be just the opposite. (continued below)
U.S. MILITARY OFFICERS


Albert Stubblebine
Major General Albert Stubblebine

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret)
 – Former Commanding General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, 1981 - 1984, commanding 15,000 intelligence and security personnel.  Also commanded the U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S. Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Former head of Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence. 32-year Army career.
Member, Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
  • Video interview 6/28/09: 
    General Stubblebine: I am Major General Albert Stubblebine. I am retired Army Major-General. In my last assignment -- my last command -- I was responsible for all of the Army's strategic intelligence forces around the world. I had responsibility for the Signals Intelligence, Photo Intelligence, Counter Intelligence, Human Intelligence. They all belonged to me, in my last assignment. … 
    I was supposed to find out what the enemy was doing, before the enemy did it so that we could take action against the enemy. That's Intelligence, OK, before the fact. So, we always -- always -- rely not on a single piece of data, before we make a statement, but on multiple and the more pieces of data that you have that correlate, the better you know exactly what is going on. … 
    So I have had a lot of experience looking at photographs. I have looked at many, many different kinds of photographs, from many, many different platforms on many, many different countries, around the world. 
    Interviewer: OK. So on September the 11th, in 2001, what hit the Pentagon? 
    General Stubblebine:  I don't know exactly what hit it, but I do know, from the photographs that I have analyzed and looked at very, very carefully, it was not an airplane. 
    Interviewer:  What made you believe that? 
    General Stubblebine:  Well, for one thing, if you look at the hole that was made in the Pentagon, the nose penetrated far enough so that there should have been wing marks on the walls of the Pentagon. I have been unable to find those wing marks. So where were they? Did this vessel -- vehicle, or whatever it was -- have wings? Apparently not, because if it had had wings, they would have made marks on the side of the Pentagon. 
    One person counteracted my theory, and said, "Oh, you've got it all wrong. And the reason that it's wrong is that as the airplane came across, one wing tipped down and hit the ground and broke off." I said, "Fine, that's possible, one wing could have broken off." But if I understand airplanes correctly, most airplanes have two wings. I haven't met an airplane with only one wing. So where was the mark for the second wing? OK, one broke off -- there should have been a mark for the second wing. I could not find that in any of the photographs that I've analyzed. Now I've been very careful to not say what went in there. Why? Because you don't have that evidence. … 
    I did -- I've never believed that it was an airplane since I've looked at the photographs. Up until the time I looked at the photographs, I accepted what was being said. After I looked at it -- NO WAY! … 
    We pride ourselves with the "free press." I do not believe the "free press" is free any more. It's very expensive. It's very expensive. And the press is saying what they have been told to say about this. 
    Now, do I have proof of that? No. But I believe that what is being -- what certainly the -- the stories that were told -- all about 9/11 were false. I mean, you take a look at the buildings falling down. They didn't fall down because airplanes hit them. They fell down because of explosives went off inside. Demolition. Look at Building 7, for God's sake. It didn't fall down to its side. It didn't fall to this direction or that direction; just like the two Towers. … 
    When you look at the temperatures that you can create with fuel in a gas tank or a fuel tank of an airplane, and then you investigate the amount of heat that would be required to melt -- to melt -- the superstructure of the buildings that came tumbling down, when you put all of that together, the one thing that shows; It does not match the facts. What is it they do not want the public to know?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daNr_TrBw6E

  • Video documentary One Nation Under Siege 7/11/06: "One of my experiences in the Army was being in charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence during the Cold War.  I measured pieces of Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where is it? What's going on?"http://www.undersiegemovie.com

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see Colonel NelsonCommander MugaLt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. LatasMajor RokkeCapt. WittenbergCapt. DavisBarbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.

  • Bio: http://web.archive.org


Wesley Clark
General Wesley Clark

General Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (ret) 
– Former Commanding General of U.S. European Command, which included all American military activities in the 89 countries and territories of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.  Additionally, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), which granted him overall command of NATO military forces in Europe 1997 - 2001.  Awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart for his service in Viet Nam and numerous subsequent medals and citations.  Graduated valedictorian of his class at West Point. 
  • Video interview ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos 3/5/06: "I think when you look at this country, right now, we need a 2-party system that works.  We need Congress to do its job.  We need real investigation of some of the abuses of authority that are apparently going on at the Executive branch. ... We've never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had.  The evidence seems pretty clear to me.  I've seen that for a long time." http://securingamerica.com/node/692

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley_Clark


Ronald Ray
Col. Ronald D. Ray

Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret)
 – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration and a highly decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart).  Appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 - 1994), and on the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces.  Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington, D.C. 1990 - 1994.
  • Article 7/1/06: "The former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under the Reagan Administration and a highly decorated Vietnam veteran and Colonel has gone on the record to voice his doubts about the official story of 9/11 - calling it ‘the dog that doesn't hunt.’  ‘I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence does not seem to suggest that's accurate,’ he said."http://www.propagandamatrix.com  
    The specific quote follows.  A subscription is required to access the audio recording
    Alex Jones: Colonel, is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to 9/11? 
    Col. Ray: I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence does not seem to suggest that that's accurate.  That's true.

  • Bio: http://www.firstprinciplespress.org


Edgar Mitchell
Capt. Edgar Mitchell, DSc

Capt. Edgar Mitchell, U.S. Navy (ret), BS Industrial Management, BS Aeronautical Engineering, Doctor of Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT
 – Pilot and Astronaut.  Sixth man to walk on the moon (Apollo 14 mission).  Patrol bomber and attack plane pilot, U.S. Navy.  Test Pilot, 
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 5 (VX-5).  Chief of Project Management Division, Navy Field Office for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory Project.  Graduated first in his class from the Aerospace Research Pilot School, and served as an instructor there.  Recipient of many awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the USN Distinguished Medal and three NASA Group Achievement Awards. Inducted to the Space Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1998.  Recipient of honorary doctorates in engineering from New Mexico State University, the University of Akron, Carnegie Mellon University, and a ScD from Embry-Riddle University.  Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
  • Endorser of and proposed Commissioner of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative 11/08: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report. 
    WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and 
    WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ... 
    An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."

  • Website: http://www.edmitchellapollo14.com


Robert Bowman
Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Director of Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Ford and Carter.  U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions. (PhD in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Cal Tech).   Former Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.  22-year Air Force career.  Also taught Mathematics and English at the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland, and Phillips University.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: 
    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned. 
    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations. 
    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response. 
    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed. 
    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

  • Video 9/11/04: "A lot of these pieces of information, taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash.  It’s impossible. … There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up. … Taken together these things prove that high levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s responsible.… 
    Who gained from 9/11?  Who covered up crucial information about 9/11?  And who put out the patently false stories about 9/11 in the first place?  When you take those three things together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick Cheney. 
    I think the very kindest thing that we can say about George W. Bush and all the people in the U.S. Government that have been involved in this massive cover-up, the very kindest thing we can say is that they were aware of impending attacks and let them happen.  Now some people will say that’s much too kind, however even that is high treason and conspiracy to commit murder." http://video.go

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

  • Website: http://www.thepatriots.us


George Nelson
Col. George Nelson, MBA

Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force (ret)
 – Former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and airplane parts authority.  Graduate, U.S. Air Force War College.  34-year Air Force career.
Licensed commercial pilot.  Licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic.
  • Essay: "In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise cause of the accident. ... 
    The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than 3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence was deliberately kept hidden from public view. … 
    With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site, any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing 757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. … 
    As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history."   http://www.physics911.net

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General StubblebineCommander Muga, Lt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. LatasMajor RokkeCapt. WittenbergCapt. DavisBarbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."


Ann Wright
Col. Ann Wright

Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret) – Retired Army officer and former U.S. Diplomat.  Served 13 years on active duty with the U.S. Army and 16 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. She was a member of the International law team in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada and served in Panama and Somalia. She joined the Foreign Service in 1987 and served as Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Afghanistan. She helped reopen the US Embassy in Kabul in December, 2001.  One of three U.S. State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March, 2003. 
  • Signatory of a Letter to Congress regarding the 9/11 Commission Report 9/13/04, signed by 25 military, intelligence, and law enforcement veterans: 
    "[W]e the undersigned wish to bring to the attention of the Congress and the people of the United States what we believe are serious shortcomings in the report and its recommendations. … 
    Omission is one of the major flaws in the Commission’s report. We are aware of significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the commission by those of us with direct knowledge, but somehow escaped attention. … 
    The omission of such serious and applicable issues and information by itself renders the report flawed, and casts doubt on the validity of many of its recommendations. ... 
    The Commission, with its incomplete report of "facts and circumstances", intentional avoidance of assigning accountability, and disregard for the knowledge, expertise and experience of those who actually do the job, has now set about pressuring our Congress and our nation to hastily implement all its recommendations. ... 
    We the undersigned, who have worked within various government agencies (FBI, CIA, FAA, DIA, Customs) responsible for national security and public safety, call upon you in Congress to include the voices of those with first-hand knowledge and expertise in the important issues at hand. We stand ready to do our part." Link to signatories

  • Interview with Laurie Van Auken, conducted by Richard Greene on Air America Radio 9/11/07:  "It's incredible some of these things that still are unanswered.  The 9/11 Report; that was totally inadequate.  I mean the questions that anybody has after reading that.  You know, like -- One of the questions, "Why would people even get in planes and come after us?"  That question was not at all addressed, much less all of these very, very interesting events that were going on that day, like Laurie was talking about. 
    How could our national intelligence and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate; that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive action?   And I totally agree.  I always thought the Pentagon had all sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take out anything that was coming at it.   And for a plane to be able to just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just -- I mean, you still just shake your head.  How in the world could that happen? ... 
    There's a very specific glide path that comes in for planes to land at [Reagan] National Airport [one mile from the Pentagon].  And you know whether it's somebody using a different transponder but even a plane  any plane, a military plane with a transponder going --  that was flying that low into Washington, a big plane like that should have set off alarm bells."  Occurs at about the 60% point of the two-hour recording.  Audio at http://www.911truth.org

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Wright


Donn de Grand Pre
Col. Donn de Grand-Pre

Col. Donn de Grand-Pre, U.S. Army (ret)
 (1926 - 2009) – Former Director, Ground Weapons Systems, Office of International Logistics Negotiations serving as chief Pentagon arms negotiator for the Middle East. Former Civilian Deputy Chief of the International Division, Office of the Chief of Research and Development. Also served as Commander of Special Troops for the U.S. Army Reserves. Served as radio operator in World War II. Became commissioned officer in 1950. Infantry troop leader and paratrooper, as well as a combat troop commander and intelligence officer with the 27th Infantry "Wolfhound" Regiment in Korea 1950 - 1953. Sustained major injuries in Korea 1953. FAA certified private pilot. Author of Confessions of an Arms Peddler (1979),Barbarians Inside the Gates Book 1 (2000), The Viper's Venom:Barbarians Inside the Gates (Book III) (2002), Look Homeward Cowboy: A Saga of World War II (2002), The Rattler's Revenge: Barbarians Inside the Gates (Book III) (2003), The Boys from Bent Willow: A Saga of World War II (2003).
  • Article September 11 - U.S. Government Accused by the Portugal News 3/8/02: 
    "A group of military and civilian US pilots, under the chairmanship of Colonel Donn de Grand [sic], after deliberating non-stop for 72 hours, has concluded that the flight crews of the four passenger airliners, involved in the September 11th tragedy, had no control over their aircraft. 
    In a detailed press communiqué the inquiry stated: "The so-called terrorist attack was in fact a superbly executed military operation carried out against the USA, requiring the utmost professional military skill in command, communications and control. It was flawless in timing, in the choice of selected aircraft to be used as guided missiles and in the coordinated delivery of those missiles to their pre-selected targets." 
    The report seriously questions whether or not the suspect hijackers, supposedly trained on Cessna light aircraft, could have located a target dead-on 200 miles from take off point. It further throws into doubt their ability to master the intricacies of the instrument flight rules (IFR) in the 45 minutes from take off to the point of impact. Colonel de Grand said that it would be impossible for novices to have taken control of the four aircraft and orchestrated such a terrible act requiring military precision of the highest order." http://www.amfirstbooks.com

  • Member: Veterans For 9/11 Truth  Association statement: 
    "Our mission, simply put, is to save the United States of America and to defend it from all enemies, foreign and domestic. To that end, we seek to restore true values, integrity, honesty, and leadership in government at the local, state and national level. We are opposed to tyranny and corruption. We seek to move this Nation from a state of perpetual warfare to a state of prolonged peace and prosperity. 
    In pursuit of our mission we have initially chosen to present evidence exposing the deception and lies that many in the military/intelligence/industrial/media establishment have been telling Americans and the world since September 11, 2001 concerning the events of that tragic day. Our mission includes seeking, discovering, and presenting evidence revealing the truth about the events of 9/11."  http://www.v911t.org


Shelton Lankford
Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford

Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret)
 – Retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot with over 300 combat missions flown. Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross and 32 awards of the Air Medal. Aircraft flown: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Lockheed C-130H Hercules. 10,000+ total hours flown. 20-year Marine Corps career.
  • Article Twenty-five U.S. Military Officers Challenge Official Account of 9/11 1/14/08: 
    “September 11, 2001 seems destined to be the  watershed event of our lives and the greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes.  The evidence of government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to respond during the event, and the  astounding lack of any meaningful investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may signal the end of the American experiment.  It has been used to justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad.  Until we demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the gravest danger.”http://www.opednews.com

  • Statement to this website 2/20/07: 
    "This isn't about party, it isn't about Bush Bashing. It's about our country, our constitution, and our future. ... 
    Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to murder other people thousands of miles away. 
    If you ridicule others who have sincere doubts and who know factual information that directly contradicts the official report and who want explanations from those who hold the keys to our government, and have motive, means, and opportunity to pull off a 9/11, but you are too lazy or fearful, or ... to check into the facts yourself, what does that make you? Scholars for 9/11 truth have developed reams of scientific data. Michael Ruppert published an exhaustive account of the case from the viewpoint of a trained investigator. David Ray Griffin provides a context for the unanswered or badly answered questions that should nag at anyone who pretends to love this country. 
    Are you afraid that you will learn the truth and you can't handle it? ...
    Do a little research. Google is a wonderful tool. 
    What does it all add up to? The Commission was, as was the Warren Commission before it, a dog and pony show ... " Link to full statement

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


Karen Kwiatkowski
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD

Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret) 
– Former Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Also served on the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency. 20-year Air Force career.  Member adjunct faculty, Political Science Department, James Madison University.  Instructor, University of Maryland University College and American Public University System.  Author of African Crisis Response Initiative: Past Present and Future(2000) and Expeditionary Air Operations in Africa: Challenges and Solutions (2001).
  • Contributor to 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out 8/23/06:  Account of Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Pentagon employee and eyewitness to the events at the Pentagon on 9/11.  "I believe the Commission failed to deeply examine the topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of unanswered questions for future research. ... 
    It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics.  The collapses of the World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability and physics. ... 
    There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked [Pentagon] lawn, where I stood only minutes after the impact.  Beyond this strange absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been apparent to the secretary of defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an unfortunate slip of the tonguereferred to the aircraft that slammed into the Pentagon as a "missile". ... 
    I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... all of us staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such debris, but what we expected to see was not evident. 
    The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ... But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the roof line remaining relatively straight.  
    The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... 
    More information is certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading up to that terrible day."

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General StubblebineColonel NelsonCommander MugaLt. Col. LatasMajor RokkeCapt. WittenbergCapt. Davis,Barbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.

  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."

  • Bio: http://militaryweek.com/


Guy Razer
Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS

Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS Aeronautical Science, U.S. Air Force (ret)
 – Retired U.S. Air Force command fighter pilot.  Former instructor; U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership Program.  As an Air Force weapons effects expert was responsible for wartime tasking of most appropriate aircraft/munition for target destruction to include steel and concrete superstructures.  Former aeronautical structures flight test engineer with McDonnell Douglas, working on advanced DC-9 autopilot systems and DC-10 flight envelope expansion stress and flutter analysis.  Tactical aircraft flown: General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark fighter/bomber, McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet, Boeing B-1 Bomber, MiG-29 (Russian fighter), and Su-22 (Russian fighter/bomber).  3,000+ fighter hours.  Combat time over Iraq.  20-year Air Force career.
  • Statement to this website 3/25/07: "After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100% convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned, organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have infiltrated the highest levels of our government.  It is now time to take our country back. 
    The "collapse" of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the demolitions were pre-planned.  There is simply no way to demolish a 47-story building (on fire) over a coffee break.  It is also impossible to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did, unless it was pre-planned.  Further damning evidence is Larry Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states "they made that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse." [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.] 
    We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail.  Those of us in the military took an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic".  Just because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it. 
    We owe it to those who have gone before us who executed that same oath, and who are doing the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan right now.  Those of us who joined the military and faithfully executed orders that were given us had to trust our leaders.  The violation and abuse of that trust is not only heinous, but ultimately the most accurate definition of treason!"

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Website: http://www.myspace.com/supereagle69


Jeff Latas
Lt. Col. Jeff Latas

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret)
 – Former combat fighter pilot.  Aerospace engineer.  Currently Captain at a major airline.  Combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in Northern and Southern Watch.  Aircraft flown: McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle and General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark fighter/bomber.  Former President, U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board.  Also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer and as a member of the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review.  Awarded Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals.  20-year Air Force career.
  • Audio interview with Rob Balsamo 6/25/07:  Regarding the 9/11 Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and discrepancies with the actual Flight Data Recorder information: 
    "After I did my own analysis of it, it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;  between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.  And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11.  And not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the aviators out by finding reasons for things happening. ... 
    The things that really got my attention were the amount of descent rate that you had to have at the end of the flight, of Flight 77, that  would have made it practically impossible to hit the light poles. [Editor's note: Destruction of the light poles near the Pentagon by Flight 77 was stated in the 9/11 Commission Report.]  Essentially it would have been too high at that point to the point of impact where the main body of the airplane was hitting between the first and second floor of the Pentagon. ... 
    You know, I'd ride my bike to the Pentagon.  So, you know I'm a little bit familiar with that area.  [Editor's note: Lt. Col. Latas served as a Weapons Requirement Officer at the Pentagon.]  But, you know, that kind of descent rate it would have been impossible essentially for the results that we see physically from what the flight data recorder was recording.  Like I say, that's an area that I think deserves explanation. ... 
    The ground track [the path of the airplane] is off from the 9/11 Commission.  There are several things that can be brought up but it's been a while since I've seen the film and looked at the flight data recorder.  And I can't think of all the discrepancies I saw, but there are several there.  [The film he refers to is Pandora's Black Box, Chapter 2, Flight of American 77.] ... 
    And I think that we Americans need to demand further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've [Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found.  And I think that we need to be getting on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true investigators to do a true investigation." http://video.google.com 
  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General StubblebineColonel NelsonCommander MugaLt. Col. KwiatkowskiMajor RokkeCapt. WittenbergCapt. DavisBarbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


Ted Muga 
Commander Ted Muga

Commander Ted Muga, BS CE, U.S. Navy (ret) – Retired Pan-Am commercial airline pilot.  Commercial aircraft flown: Boeing 707 and 727.  7,500 total commercial hours flown. Retired Civil Engineer.  Retired Naval aviator.  Military aircraft flown: Grumman E-1 Tracer and E-2 Hawkeye.  3,800 total military hours flown.
  • Interview Alex Jones Show 4/11/07: 
    Alex Jones: Recap Hani Hanjour's maneuver, what they claim -- go through the maneuver they claim he did and then what supposedly happened there at the Pentagon ... 
    Commander Muga:  The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out of 7,000 feet.  And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very difficult.  And it would take considerable training.  In other words, commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.  And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some very, very talented pilots to do that. ... 
    When a commercial airplane gets that high, it gets very, very close to getting into what you refer to as a speed high-speed stall.  And a high-speed stall can be very, very violent on a commercial-type aircraft and you never want to get into that situation.  I just can't imagine an amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that nature.   
    And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would give up an airplane to hijackers. ... 
    I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757.  And so to think that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot 7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous. 
    And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever switched on their transponder to the hijack code.  There's a very, very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is being hijacked.  It takes literally just a split-second for you to put your hand down on the center console and flip it over.  And not one of the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most unusual. ... 
    Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines.  And they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots, but two qualified commercial pilots up there.  And to think that you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that it's bordering on impossible." Appears half way through the second hour segment at http://www.realradioarchives.com

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General StubblebineColonel NelsonLt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. LatasMajor RokkeCapt. WittenbergCapt. DavisBarbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers." 


Ralph Kolstad
Commander Ralph Kolstad

Commander Ralph Kolstad, U.S. Navy (ret) 
– Retired fighter pilot.  Former Air Combat Instructor, U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun).  20-year Navy career.  Aircraft flown: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, and Grumman F-14 Tomcat.  Retired commercial airline captain with 27 years experience.  Aircraft flown: Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100.  23,000+ total hours flown.
  • Statement to this website 8/20/07: "I started questioning the Sept 11, 2001 “story” only days after the event.  It just didn't make any sense to me.  How could a steel and concrete building collapse after being hit by a Boeing 767?  Didn't the engineers design it to withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size and weight of the 767?  The evidence just didn't add up. ... 
    At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of flying.  I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s and could not have flown it the way the flight path was described. 
    I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air Combat Instructor, U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School and have experience flying low altitude, high speed aircraft.  I could not have done what these beginners did.  Something stinks to high heaven! 
    Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon from the wings?  Where are the big pieces that always break away in an accident?  Where is all the luggage?  Where are the miles and miles of wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large aircraft?  Where are the steel engine parts?  Where is the steel landing gear?  Where is the tail section that would have broken into large pieces? 
    I also personally knew American Airlines Captain “Chick” Burlingame, who was the captain of Flight 77 which allegedly hit the Pentagon, and I know he would not have given up his airplane to crazies! 
    And at the Shanksville Pennsylvania impact site, where is any of the wreckage?!!!  Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a hole!  Where is any piece of a crashed airplane?  Why was the area cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident personnel?  Where is any evidence at all? 
    When one starts using his own mind, and not what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official “story”. ...
    Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t believe the official “story” and why I want the truth to be told." Link to full statement 
  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


James Clow
Commander James Clow, MS 

Commander James Clow, MS, U.S. Coast Guard (ret) 
– Retired U.S. Coast Guard officer with extensive crisis management/emergency response training and drill experience. Hands-on domestic and overseas emergency response operations. Former military assignments included; Chief, USCG National Response Center, USCG Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Project Manager, USCG Marine Safety Information System. Chief, Environmental Protection Branch, USCG, Portsmouth, VA. Former civilian roles included; Manager, Texaco Worldwide Response Team, Beacon, NY. Regional Response Manager, Equiva Services Crisis Management, Houston, TX. Regional Response Manager, Shell Oil Products, Houston, TX. Former Chair, American Petroleum Spills Task Force, Washington, D.C. and Chair, American Petroleum Spills Advisory Group, Washington, D.C. Graduate U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "No matter how one views the videos of the Towers and Building 7 collapsing, the laws of physics MUST hold true. If F=ma appears to have been violated (e.g., free-fall collapse of the buildings at nearly 9.8 m/sec/sec), then something is seriously amiss and one must start looking for the "other hand" hidden beneath the table to discover what is really happening. Your video does a good job of pointing out the fallacies and ineptitude advanced by the government investigators."  http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php
  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


Paul Getty
Lt. Col. Paul F. Getty, DDS

Lt. Col. Paul F. Getty, DDS (ret) 
– Retired after 30 years of military service including 13 active duty years in Navy and 11 years Army National Guard.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "This event changed history.  Finally having the American people understand the complicity of our government will also change history, for the better."  http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php
  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


Joel Skousen
Joel M. Skousen

Joel M. Skousen
 – Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot.  Commercial pilot.  Aircraft flown: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Grumman F-9 Cougar, North American T-2C Buckeye, various civilian planes.  Member, Experimental Aircraft Association.  Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.  Former Chairman of the Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor of Conservative Digest.  Author of Essential Principles for the Conservation of Liberty (1984), The Secure Home--Architectural Design, Construction and Remodeling of Self-Sufficient Residences and Retreats (1982, 1999), How to Implement a High Security Shelter in the Home (1996), Strategic Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places (1998), Foundations of the Ideal State(2007).
  • Essay Debunking the Debunkers 2/14/05: "For over a decade now, the PTB [Powers That Be] have used an odd vehicle to do their debunking on a variety of issues - Popular Mechanics Magazine (a Hearst publication).  I suppose they are targeting the back-yard mechanic and auto-enthusiast crowd, who are often prone to accepting conspiracy facts and theories. 
    In the March 2005 issue, PM magazine singled out 16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one.  Of the 16, most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look weaker than they really were. ... 
    I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... 
    There is significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the collapse [of the Twin Towers] ... 
    The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with an aircraft laden only with fuel.  It can only happen in the presence of high explosives." http://www.rense.com

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

  • Website: http://www.joelskousen.com/

Doug Rokke
Major Douglas Rokke, PhD

Major Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret)
 – Former Director U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Project.  30-year Army career. Instructor, undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental science, environmental engineering, nuclear physics, emergency management. Staff physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 19 years.
  • Article 8/19/05: 
    Regarding the impact at the Pentagon on 9/11/2001 "When you look at the whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a missile.  And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a missile."   http://www.rense.com

  • Speech The Science and Politics of 9/11 Conference, Madison, WI 8/5/07 
    "When we blew up the World Trade Center - I want to repeat, that it was deliberately blown up. The aircraft definitely hit the sucker. There were definite explosions inside the thing. You talk to Willie Rodriguez, you talk to the police and the fire, my guys - no two ways about it. It's on the radio communications. Everything else out there. It happened. The Pentagon, same thing. No aircraft hit the Pentagon. Totally impossible! You couldn't make the turns with a 757. You couldn't fly it in over the highway. You couldn't fly it over the light poles. You couldn't even get it that close to the ground because of turbulence."http://www.snowshoefilms.com/filmmakersnb140.html

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General StubblebineColonel NelsonCommander MugaLt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. LatasCapt. Wittenberg,Capt. DavisBarbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, andSteve DeChiaro.


Brian Power-Waters
Maj. Brian Power-Waters 

Maj. Brian Power-Waters, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Retired Fighter Pilot, U.S. Air Force. Flight Engineer, Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. Military aircraft flown: North American F-86 Sabre fighter and P-51 Mustang fighter, Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter, Grumman F8F Bearcat fighter, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, North American B-25 Mitchell bomber, Handley Page Halifax Mk V bomber, Douglas C-47 Skytrain (aka Dakota) and C-54 Skymaster, Curtis-Wright C-46 Commando, Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor and T-34 Mentor, North American T-6 Texan and T-28 Trojan, Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (aka T-Bird), Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, Fairchild PT-19, Cessna UC-78 Bobcat. Aerobatic flying competitor in Pitts Special S-1S and Acro-Sport Starduster II biplanes. 
Retired Commercial Airline Pilot flying for Mohawk Airlines, Allegheny Airlines, and US Airways for 28 years. FAA certified Flight and Ground Instructor, and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. Aircraft flown: British Aircraft BAC-111, Convair CV-240, CV-340, and CV-440 Metropolitan, Douglas DC-3 and DC-4, Martin 2-0-2, Martin 4-0-4. 30,000+ total hours flown.
Author of Is It Safe? Why Flying Commercial Airliners is Still a Risky Business (2008), 93 Seconds to Disaster (2005), Danger In The Air(2002), Margin for Error: None (1980, 2001), and Safety Last: The Dangers of Commercial Aviation 
(1972, 2001).
  • Statement in support of Pilots for 9/11 Truth petition to U.S. Congress calling for a new investigation of 9/11: 
    "The FAA could have prevented 9/11 if they had installed rugged cockpit doors that were requested over 40 years ago. Please visit my website: http://www.brianpowerwaters.com. I have written 5 airline safety books. I believe Danger in the Air depicts 9/11 nicely. 3,000 deaths is directly attributed to the FAA. In this case, it took 3,000 deaths for the tombstone agency to do something. Good luck to you in your Petition." http://www.petitiononline.com/911dvds

  • Signatory: Pilots for 9/11 Truth petition to U.S. Congress calling for a new investigation of 9/11: 
    "There are many Americans who feel that there are too many unanswered questions regarding the events of 911. We request that the investigation be reopened. 
    We feel that the 911 Commission did not go far enough, nor ask the tough questions necessary to get to the truth. We are requesting the investigation be reopened and that the mission this time be to find the truth, the whole truth, with no stone left unturned. ... " http://www.petitiononline.com/911dvds

  • Website: http://www.brianpowerwaters.com


Charles Dills
Maj. Charles E. Dills, PhD

Maj. Charles E. Dills, PhD, U.S. Air Force Reserves (ret) 
– World War II fighter pilot.  94 combat missions, 522nd Fighter Squadron, 27th Fighter Bomber Group, 12th Tactical Air Force, based in Italy.  Aircraft flown: Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, Vultee BT-13 Valiant, North American T-6 Texan, Curtis P-40 Warhawk, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, North American A-36A Apache-Invader, North American P-51 Mustang, Cessna UC-78 Bobcat.  Flight instructor in P-40's. 
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Co-author of Laboratory Experiments for Organic Chemistry (1978).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    Regarding the World Trade Center building collapses, "Explosive destruction."  http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

  • Website: http://www.charlies-web.com/flying/flying.html


Russ Wittenberg
Capt. Russ Wittenberg

Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force 
– Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions.  Retired commercial pilot.  Flew for Pan Am and United Airlines for 35 years.  Aircraft flown: Boeing 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777.  30,000+ total hours flown.  Had previously flown the actual two United Airlines aircraft that were hijacked on 9/11 (Flight 93, which impacted in Pennsylvania, and Flight 175, the second plane to hit the WTC).
  • Video interview 9/11 Ripple Effect 8/07: "I flew the two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175 and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower. I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a so-called terrorist to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft, lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds exceeding it's design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.  And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky.  I couldn't do it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it."  http://americanbuddhist.net

  • Article 7/17/05:  "The government story they handed us about 9/11 is total B.S. plain and simple." … Wittenberg convincingly argued there was absolutely no possibility that Flight 77 could have "descended 7,000 feet in two minutes, all the while performing a steep 280 degree banked turn before crashing into the Pentagon's first floor wall without touching the lawn."…  
    "For a guy to just jump into the cockpit and fly like an ace is impossible - there is not one chance in a thousand," said Wittenberg, recalling that when he made the jump from Boeing 727's to the highly sophisticated computerized characteristics of the 737's through 767's it took him considerable time to feel comfortable flying." http://www.arcticbeacon.com

  • Audio Interview 9/16/04: Regarding Flight 77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon.  "The airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did without going into what they call a high speed stall.  The airplane won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous... 
    It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane.  And an airplane that weighs 100 tons all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash and parts after it hits a building.  There was no wreckage from a 757 at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight 77.  We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile." http://911underground.com

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General StubblebineColonel NelsonCommander MugaLt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. LatasMajor RokkeCapt. DavisBarbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.

  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."


Daniel Davis
Capt. Daniel Davis

Capt. Daniel Davis, U.S. Army 
– Former U.S. Army Air Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director.  Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam.  Also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense Area.  Founder and former CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company (15 years).  Former Senior Manager at General Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division (15 years).  Private pilot.
  • Statement to this website 3/23/07: "As a former General Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or melted in any crash or fire.  Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed.  Where are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon?  If jet powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail assembly, would be there. 
    Additionally, in my experience as an officer in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control.  No way!  With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no way all four of them could! 
    Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is nearly impossible for even a small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled "terrorists". 
    Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a "Conspiracy Theory" does not change the truth.  It seems, "Something is rotten in the State."

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General StubblebineColonel NelsonCommander MugaLt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. LatasMajor RokkeCapt. WittenbergBarbara HoneggerApril GallopColonel Bunel, andSteve DeChiaro.

  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "The government conspiracy theory does not hold up to scrutiny. As a professional with over 30 years experience working with gas turbines (jet engines) and fuels - kerosene (jet fuel) does not burn in any open flame hot enough to effect steel - well under 1000 deg F. Also bogus are the explanations regarding why no planes were intercepted. SOP [Standard Operating Procedure] is they are always, always intercepted if they stray off course and/or turn off the transponder like these flights all did. No command decision needed. Has our government ever been untruthful to us?" http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


Alan Sabrosky
Alan N. Sabrosky, PhD

Alan N. Sabrosky, PhD 
– Former Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute and holder of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research, U.S. Army War College. A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran with 10 years of service. Graduate of the U.S. Army War College. Teaching and research appointments have included the United States Military Academy, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Middlebury College and Catholic University. While in government service, he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs, lecturing widely on defense and foreign affairs in the United States and abroad. His published work includes thirteen books or monographs and over one hundred forty articles, chapters and book reviews. Author, co-author, or editor of Prisoners of War: Nation States in the Modern Era(1990), The Recourse to War: An Appraisal of the "Weinberger Doctrine" (1988), Alliances in U.S. Foreign Policy (1988), The Strategic Dimension of Military Manpower (1987), Polarity and War: The Changing Structure of International Conflict (1985), Great Power Games: The Sino American Power Transition (1982).
  • Essay "Treason, Betrayal and Deceit: 9/11 and Beyond" 9/10/09: 
    "The official 9/11 Commission's work and report were at best an incomplete exercise. Many people dismiss the findings of the Commission, and that includes its co-chairs [ Thomas Kean andLee Hamilton ]. Many others who utterly distrust the 9/11 Commission report, dismiss the US Government’s explanation of it, and point to both an official cover-up and an “inside job,” include veteran fighter pilots, EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians), air defense experts, experienced commercial pilots, demolition experts, architects and civil engineers – none of them professions that inherently attract and retain the gullible and credulous. 
    Several things are very clear to me from a careful assessment of both official and critical evaluations of the 9/11 attacks. First, the striking aircraft alone simply could not have brought down either of the two buildings in the manner in which they fell, much less a third building which was not hit by a plane (I expect the one intended to do that as a "cover" had ended up in that Pennsylvania field), given the available physical evidence and a wealth of expert testimony. This means the attackers had assistance on the ground, and it had to have been active before the attacks occurred: preparing buildings for controlled demolition is not something done haphazardly in the midst of chaos. 
    Second, only two intelligence agencies had the expertise, assets, access and political protection to execute 9/11 in the air and on the ground: our CIA and Israel's Mossad. Only one had the incentive, using the “who benefits” principle: Mossad. And that incentive dovetailed perfectly with the neo-con’s agenda and explicitly expressed need for a catalytic event to mobilize the American public for their wars, using American military power to destroy Israel’s enemies. Only the unexpected strength of the Iraqi resistance kept Syria and Iran from being attacked in the second Bush Administration. Thus, the evidential trail for 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq run from PNAC, AIPAC and their cohorts; through the mostly Jewish neo-cons in the Bush Administration; and back to the Israeli government. None of the denials and political machinations can alter that essential reality. Terms such as treason, betrayal and deceit do not overstate the case against them. 
    Finally, we need to take a hard look at why the mainstream media (MSM) have paid more attention to Sarah Palin’s wardrobe than they have to dissecting blatant falsehoods, discrepancies and inconsistencies in the US Government’s treatment of 9/11 and its aftermath. And the reason is that on this issue, all are on the same side, and the official line is the one they all prefer – “all” meaning the PNAC alumni who took over the Bush Administration’s national security apparatus and their counterparts in the Obama administration, AIPAC and the rest of the numerous Jewish PACs, the MSM owners and Israel."http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23460.htm


Barbara Honegger
Barbara Honegger, MS

Barbara Honegger, MS 
– Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School, the Department of Defense's advanced science, technology and national security affairs university (1995 - present). Graduate of the Naval War College master's program in National Security Decision Making (2001).  Former White House Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Assistant to President Ronald Reagan (1981 - 1983).
Former Director of the Attorney General's Anti-Discrimination Law Review, U.S. Department of Justice (1982 - 1983).   Author of the pioneering Irangate expose October Surprise (1989).  Author of the chapter "The Pentagon Attack Papers" included in The Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11 and the Loss of Liberty by Jim Marrs (2006).
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: 
    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned. 
    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations. 
    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response. 
    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed. 
    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

  • Contributing author to The Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11 and the Loss of Liberty 9/6/06:  "The US military, not al Qaeda, had the sustained access weeks before 9/11 to also plant controlled demolition charges throughout the superstructures of WTC 1 and WTC 2, and in WTC 7, which brought down all three buildings on 9/11. ... 
    A US military plane, not one piloted by al Qaeda, performed the highly skilled, high−speed 280−degree dive towards the Pentagon that Air Traffic Controllers on 9/11 were sure was a military plane as they watched it on their screens. Only a military aircraft, not a civilian plane flown by al Qaeda, would have given off the "Friendly" signal needed to disable the Pentagon’s anti−aircraft missile batteries as it approached the building. 
    Only the US military, not al Qaeda, had the ability to break all of its Standard Operating Procedures to paralyze its own emergency response system." http://physics911.net/pdf/honegger.pdf

  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General StubblebineColonel NelsonCommander MugaLt. Col. KwiatkowskiLt. Col. LatasMajor RokkeCapt. WittenbergCapt. DavisApril GallopColonel Bunel, and Steve DeChiaro.


John Newman
Major John M. Newman, PhD

Major John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret)
 – Former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency. Former military attaché in China. 21-year career in U.S. Army Intelligence. Currently, professor of history and international relations at the University of Maryland.
  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05: "It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11, which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report… 
    The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report. 
    The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered. 
    Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the 9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the 9/11 paymaster." http://www.vt911.org

  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Senator Bob GrahamCongresswoman Cynthia McKinneyWilliam Bergman, and Michael Meacher.


Scott Ritter
Major Scott Ritter

Major Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps 
– Former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer and Chief Weapons Inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998.
  • Video 1/19/08:  Regarding the events of 9/11  "You articulated the one argument that I support whole-heartedly, which is the absolute requirement to find out what happened; that the 9/11 Commission's Report is inadequate to the task.  And that until they answer all the questions, you will leave open, at least in the mind of certain individuals, the possibility of collusion, the possibility of conspiracy ... 
    We have an absolute requirement to know what happened on 9/11.  And no stone should be left unturned.  And the 9/11 Commission Report was not up to the task.  And there must be a re-opening of the investigation, so that we the people of the United States know what occurred on that horrific day. 
    And that way it lays to rest all conspiracies. We'll find out what happened.  Did Bush and Cheney plan the demise of the building?  Was this a terrorist attack by Al Qaida?  Or was it something in between?  We frankly don't know because the body of data is incomplete.  So, let's find the body of data and let's not rush to judgment. ... 
    Let's admit that we didn't get a good report.  Let's go out there and get the best report possible.  And let's get to the truth so we know exactly what happened, so we're not speculating."  http://www.youtube.com

  • Video 7/22/06: "I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to the 9/11 case." http://video.go


Glenn MacDonald
Major Glenn MacDonald

Major Glenn MacDonald, U.S. Army Reserve (ret)
 – Former U.S. Army combat correspondent in Vietnam, 1966 - 1969.  Former ABC and UPI News Correspondent.  Former Military Historian, U.S. Army War College.  Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of MilitaryCorruption.com.
  • Video interview 9/11 Ripple Effect 8/07: Regarding the apparent additional equipment on the underside of Flight 175, the second plane to impact the Twin Towers. 
    "One of the things that jumped out at me when I looked at the footage of the video of Flight 175 as it went into the World Trade Center is it appeared to me that there was something on the underfuselage of that aircraft that did not belong there, at least not with a commercial airliner. 
    Now, I'll tell you where I have seen attachments that look like that -- on military aircraft.  So the question we have to answer now is, 'Was that the commercial airliner that hit the World Trade Center or possibly was it an aircraft that looked very similar but was a military-type airplane?' ..."  at 10:05 of the video 
    "Well, the pod could have been a number of things.  It could have been even a missile attached.  It could have been some kind of explosive attached.  But whatever it was, 
    it didn't belong there in a commercial flight ... "  at 13:59 of the video 
    "The most valuable commodity to a newsman is his credibility and I don't take lightly investigating what happened on 9/11 because it could end up being one of the biggest crimes ever perpetrated in American history."  at 1:10:58 of the video athttp://www.911rippleeffect.com

  • Website:  http://www.militarycorruption.com/


Gregory Zeigler
Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, U.S. Army
 – Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer
  • Statement to this website 9/19/06: "I knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was false. ... [A]nomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories], and WTC 7, the lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon ... Link to full statement     [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.]

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


Eric May
Capt. Eric H. May

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret)
 – Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer. Former inspector and interpreter for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team.
  • Essay 9/11 and Non-investigation"As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.  In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ... 
    Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either 
    A)  passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ... 
    B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government, starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the Middle East ..."  http://mujca.com/captain.htm

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article


Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen
 – Former U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer, specialist in electronic surveillance and security.  Formerly assigned to the National Security Agency and the State Department.  Currently, investigative journalist, nationally distributed columnist, and author.  Senior Fellow, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-partisan privacy public advocacy group in Washington, DC.  Frequent media commentator on terrorism and security matters.  Author of Overthrow a Fascist Regime on $15 a Day (2008), Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates (2006), Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999 (1999), The Handbook of Personal Data Protection (1992).  Co-author of America's Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II(2006).
  • Speech 11/11/06 : "After five years of talking to many individuals in the intelligence community, in the military, foreign intelligence agencies, and a whole host of other people, people from the air traffic control community, the FAA, I came to the conclusion that after five years what we saw happen on that morning of September 11, 2001, was the result of a highly-compartmentalized covert operation to bring about a fascist coup in this country. ... 
    These people need to be brought to justice, if not by our own Congress, then by an international tribunal in the Hague, in the Netherlands.  Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld, Cheney should be sitting in the same dockets where Milosevic and the Croatia-Serbia war criminals sat." http://video.google.com

  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor: "David Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor 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?"http://www.interlinkbooks.com

  • Bio: http://www.waynemadsenreport.com


James Compton
Commander James R. Compton

Commander James R. Compton, III, U.S. Navy (ret)
 – FAA certified commercial airplane and helicopter pilot
  • Endorsement of National Security Alert, a video documentary by Citizens Investigation Team. The 81-minute documentary contains first-person interviews with dozens of eyewitnesses to the event at the Pentagon on 9/11 that contradict the official account of 9/11 and provide evidence establishing that the plane that was seen flying low over Arlington on 9/11/01 did not in fact hit the Pentagon. 
    "Citizen Investigation Team did an outstanding job of finding witnesses and putting the facts together.  It's the best reporting I've seen in a long, long time.  This video is a must see for every citizen in our country."http://www.citizeninvestigationteam.com/praise.html


Anthony Shaffer
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve (ret) 
– Former Chief of the Army’s Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts. A former member of the Able Danger data mining program that targeted Al Qaeda’s global structure.  Former Commander of Special Troops Battalion, 9th Theater Support Command. Awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. Fellow, Center for Advanced Defense Studies.  23-year military intelligence career.
  • Personal endorsement of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative: 
    "I endorse the NYC CAN campaign and support the need for a new, independent, investigation of the events and failures that lead up to the 9/11 attacks. 
    The original 9/11 Commission inquiry became an exercise in bureaucratic ass-covering and obfuscation of accountability. 
    I had no intention of joining the ranks of “whistle blowers”. In 2003, when I made my disclosure to the 9/11 commission regarding the existence of a pre 9/11 offensive counter-terrorism operation that had discovered several of the 9/11 terrorists a full year before the 9/11 attacks my intention was to simply tell the truth, and fulfill my oath of office. 
    Unfortunately, this was a minority view. 
    Instead of supporting the search for the truth, members of the Bush/Rumsfeld Department of Defense did everything within their power to destroy my 20 year career as a clandestine intelligence operative simply to try to discredit me and my disclosure. 
    In 2006 I testified before Congress on the pre-9/11 issues regarding the systemic failures I was personally aware of – in both open and closed sessions – and yet nothing was ever done to correct these problems. 
    The families and victims of the 9/11 attacks are owed a real accounting of why their government failed them. We all deserve answers. 
    The full accounting has never been made. This accounting is long overdue. I hope the NYC CAN effort will result in a real, detailed, independent investigation that will reveal the full truth – whatever that truth may be." http://www.opednews.com

  • Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee 2/15/06: Regarding the Able Danger project -  "... basic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11 terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in advance of the attacks. ... 
    After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the 9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a "preconceived" conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11 Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent, groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were "urban legend". http://www.abledan

  • Interview Fox News 8/24/05: "Why did this operation, which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were attacked?  I can't answer that, either.  I can tell you I was ordered out of the operation directly by a two-star general.  But I don't know what the bigger picture was of why you'd want to stop an operation going after the very target who attacked us, in advance, why you'd want to turn it off." at 3:00 into the video at http://video.google.com

  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See alsoRep. Curt Weldon Louis FreehCapt. Scott J. Phillpott , Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.

  • Bio: http://www.c4ads.org/anthony.shaffer


Scott Phillpott
Capt. Scott J. Phillpott

Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S. Navy 
– Former head of the Able Danger data mining program that targeted Al Qaeda’s global structure.  Former Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf.Former Commanding Officer of the frigate USS Estocin. Former Commanding Officer of the coastal patrol ship USS Typhoon.  U.S. Naval Academy graduate.  Awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.  23 years of Navy service.
  • Fox News Article 8/23/05: "I will not discuss this outside of my chain of command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in January/February 2000." http://www.foxnews.com

  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See alsoRep. Curt Weldon Louis FreehLt. Col. Anthony ShafferMajor Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.

  • Bio: http://www.bcnavyleague.org  (page 5)


Erik Kleinsmith
Major Erik Kleinsmith

Major Erik Kleinsmith, U.S. Army
 – Former Chief of Intelligence, Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA).  Awarded Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. 14-year Army career.  Currently Project Manager for Intelligence Analytical Training, Lockheed Martin Company.
  • Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee 9/21/05:"Mr. KLEINSMITH: From March 1999 until February of 2001, I was an active duty Army Major and the Chief of Intelligence of the Land Information Warfare Activity. ... 
    In December of 1999, we were approached by U.S. Special Operations Command to support Able Danger. ... In the months that followed, we were able to collect an immense amount of data for analysis that allowed us to map Al Qaeda as a worldwide threat with a surprisingly significant presence within the United States. 
    In approximately April of 2000, from my recollections, our support to Able Danger became severely restricted and ultimately shut down due to intelligence oversight concerns. ... I, along with one of my analysts, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Terri Stephens, were forced to destroy all data, charts, and other analytical products that we had not already passed on to SOCOM-related Able Danger. ... 
    Chairman Arlen SPECTER: Are you in a position to evaluate the credibility of Captain Phillpott, Colonel Shaffer, Mr. Westphal, Ms. Preisser, or Mr. J.D. Smith, as to their credibility when they say they saw Mohammed Atta on the chart? 
    Mr. KLEINSMITH: Yes, sir. I believe them implicitly from the time that I had worked with all of them, and everyone you had mentioned was part and I had contact with during this time. I cannot— 
    Chairman SPECTER: You had contact with all of them? 
    Mr. KLEINSMITH: Yes, sir. I cannot corroborate them completely and say that, yes, they saw it, because I myself do not remember seeing either a picture or his name on any charts, but I believe them implicitly. When they say they do, I believe them."http://judiciary.senate.gov

  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com.  See alsoRep. Curt Weldon Louis FreehLt. Col. Anthony ShafferCapt. Scott J. Phillpott, and James D. Smith.]


James Smith
James D. Smith

James D. Smith
 – Former Able Danger Program Manager for Orion Scientific Systems, a Department of Defense contractor.  Previously at Orion, managed and performed criminal intelligence support activities within the Gulf States Initiative (GSI) Program – a joint federal (U.S. Army and National Guard) and multi-state project (Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi).
  • Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee 2/15/06: Regarding the Able Danger data mining program. 
    Mr. SMITH: "I have recollection of a visual chart that identified associations of known terrorist Omar Abdul Rahman, within the New York City geographic area and the name of that particular chart escapes me, but it was -- we called the Brooklyn Cell. 
    Mohammed Atta's picture, an association of Rahman, was on the chart. ... Several of these charts addressing multiple topics were retained by me and turned over to Representative Curt Weldon. ... I have direct recollection of the chart because I had a copy up until 2004. ... 
    At the time, after 9/11 when the pictures were released in newspapers and I did the compare on the chart, when I saw his picture there, I was extremely elated and, to anyone that would listen to me, I showed them the chart that was in my possession. 
    Rep. Curt WELDON: Mr. Smith, one of the [9/11] commissioners stated publicly after the story ran in the New York Times, that you couldn't have had the photograph, because he didn't have a driver's license. Would you comment on where you got the photograph from? 
    Mr. SMITH: We were getting the information from Arab sources through Los Angeles. We were able to get a lot of inside Arabic information. ... 
    Rep. WELDON: Did anyone from the 9/11 Commission staff ever talk to you, Mr. Smith? 
    Mr. SMITH: No, sir. ... 
    Rep. WELDON: How sure are you that it was Mohammed Atta's name and picture? 
    Mr. SMITH: I'm absolutely certain. I used to look at it every morning.
    Rep. WELDON: You looked at it every morning. So it wasn't a one time deal? 
    Mr. SMITH: No, sir. 
    Rep. WELDON: And was that the chart you think that was given to me that I gave to the White House? 
    Mr. SMITH: Yes, sir. It was." http://www.floppingaces.net/wp-content/hearing.pdf

  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See alsoRep. Curt Weldon Louis FreehLt. Col. Anthony ShafferCaptain Scott J. Phillpott, and Major Erik Kleinsmith.


David Hunt
Col. David Hunt, MA

Col. David Hunt, MA, U.S. Army (ret)
 – Expert in Special Operations, Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Operations.  Most recently, served as Tactical Advisor in Bosnia where he facilitated all national intelligence matters for the Commander in Chief.  Coordinated a $350,000,000 national security program for the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency in 1997.  29-year Army career.  Currently author and media commentator on terrorism and military operations.  Author of On the Hunt: How to Wake Up Washington and Win the War on Terror (2007), They Just Don't Get It: How Washington Is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do About It (2006).
  • Interview Fox News 2/15/06: 
    Interviewer:  We had Congressman Weldon on a couple days ago.  Able Danger is not going away. 
    Col. Hunt:  No and it shouldn't.  This is about very, very good guys; six to ten; both military and civilian; Lieutenant Colonels and Navy Captains; O-6's; who did data mining and discovered some very interesting information. Oh, by the way, the program should be running now.  It was completely successful.  
    They went to the government and the government didn't want to talk to them.  And they went to the 9/11 Commission and they didn't want to talk to them.  Now they're testifying again.  And there's some amazing stuff coming out of this.  And with the war on terror, we need the Able Danger's and we don't need the government going after its own agents, which is what they did here. 
    Interviewer:  But it seems there's some debate on Capital Hill regarding Able Danger about whether or not U.S. officials knew about Mohammed Atta before September 11th or if they didn't. 
    Col. Hunt:  What's being talked about in the Congressional Record -- It's part of the Congressional Record.  Open.  Open. -- is that the White House was -- Libby was briefed and Hadley were briefed in 2001.  A lot of people knew about Atta.  These guys have it on the record. http://www.mediavsn.com 
    [Editor's note: Scooter Libby was Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney 2001 - 2005.  In 2007 he was convicted of four felony counts related to perjury and obstruction of justice.  Stephen Hadley was appointed National Security Advisor on 1/26/05.  He served as Deputy National Security Advisor 2001 - 2004.]

  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See alsoRep. Curt Weldon Louis FreehCapt. Scott J. Phillpott , Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.

  • Bio: http://premierespeakers.com/david_hunt




Col. James R. Uhl, MD
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Col. James R. Uhl, MD, MC, U.S. Army (ret) 
– Retired U.S. Army Physician.  Served in several theaters of operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.  Former Member, Certification in Military Medicine Working Group.  38-year Army career.
  • Statement to this website 9/20/07: "There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001.  The 9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce.  There is evidence that US Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably implicated in the events of 9/11. 
    A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and ridiculed by the media and by our Government.  Why did WTC 7 collapse?  It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought down by explosives.  How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and time to plant bombs in a top secret installation?  Why did the 9/11 Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse? 
    The more one studies the evidence, the more apparent it becomes that our Nation, our Bill of Rights, and our Constitution are in grave danger!" 

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."




Lt. Col. Debra B. Simmons, MD
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Lt. Col. Debra B. Simmons, MD, U.S. Army (ret) – Retired U.S. Army Physician
  • Personal statement: 
    "I am a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. I have only recently started researching 9/11 and want to help with endeavors to spread the truth." http://www.meetup.com/members/4780517/

  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states: 
    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars. 
    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences. 
    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition. 
    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place. 
    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions. 
    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences. 
    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ... 
    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org




Lt. Col. David Gapp
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Lt. Col. David Gapp, U.S. Air Force (ret)
 – Retired Pilot and Qualified Aircraft Accident Investigator.  Served as President, Aircraft Accident Board. Military aircraft flown: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Cessna T-37 Dragonfly "Tweet", Northrup T-38 Talon.  3,000+ total hours flown.  31 years of U.S. Air Force service.  One year as commercial pilot for Continental Airlines. Commercial aircraft flown: ATR-42.
  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."




Commander Dennis Henry,
BS CE, PE

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Commander Dennis Henry, U.S. Navy Reserve (ret), BS CE, PE – Retired from U.S. Navy Reserve, Civil Engineering Corps after 20 years of service.  Retired Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Missouri.  34 years of service as a City Engineer, designing bridges, roadways, storm, sanitary sewers, and traffic signals.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "Being a civil engineer and understanding the laws of physics, I know that a building cannot fall at free fall speed without the floors already falling also giving no resistance.  I wish our Congressmen were as smart, and also showed some backbone and got a truly independent investigation going.  Also, this 911 truth movement has shown to me that our press is as every bit controlled and spits out as much propaganda as I thought Pravda did for the old Soviet Union.  My eyes have been awakened to many things, and I have come to learn that we do not live in as free a country as I thought we did, and with the passage of the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, it has become even less so." http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.




Col. Michael Harley
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Col. Michael Harley, U.S. Air Force (ret)
 – Retired Chief of Standardization of a Strategic Air Command Wing equipped with Boeing B-52 bombers, Boeing RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers.  Command pilot and U.S. Air Force accident investigator.  6,000+ total hours flown.  Aircraft flown: Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber, Lockheed C130A, B, E,& prototype H Hercules, K-135 Stratotanker, DeHavilland U6 Beaver, Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, Cessna T-37 Dragonfly "Tweet", Northrup T-38 Talon, North American T-39 Sabreliner, Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter.  26 years commissioned officer and 34 total years of U.S. Air Force service.  Former Instructor, Accident Investigation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Management analyst and IG.  Simulator instructor.  Instructor Pilot and Standardization Evaluation Pilot.  Civilian aircraft flown: Cessna 177, Beechcraft Twin Bonanza, Piper Cherokee-6.  Newspaper columnist and freelance writer.
  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


Col. Thomas W. Mcguire, Jr.
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Col. Thomas W. Mcguire, Jr., U.S. Air Force (ret) – Retired U.S. Air Force Command Fighter Pilot. Flew 100 missions over North Vietnam in McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantoms, leading 31 missions over Hanoi area known as Route Pack Six. Aircraft flown: Lockheed F-80 (P-80) Shooting Star, Republic F-84G & F Thunderjet, F-105 Thunderchief; North American F-100 Super Sabre, T-39 Sabreliner; McDonnell F-101 Voodoo; McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. 4,000+ total hours flown. 27 years U.S. Air Force service.
  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."




Col. Norman M. Bradley, BA,
MS Ed
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Col. Norman M. Bradley, BA, MS Ed, U.S. Army (ret) – Professional educator.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "Read the book "102 minutes" as well as, "The 9/11 Commission Report". I have also read numerous blogs that, if half were true, would be deeply unsettling as to the circumstances that served as a prelude to the catastrophe. In my opinion there are many unresolved issues that need further exploration." http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.




Col. Robert Reid
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Col. Robert Reid, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Retired pilot and air traffic controller
  • Member: Veterans For 9/11 Truth  Association statement: 
    "Our mission, simply put, is to save the United States of America and to defend it from all enemies, foreign and domestic. To that end, we seek to restore true values, integrity, honesty, and leadership in government at the local, state and national level. We are opposed to tyranny and corruption. We seek to move this Nation from a state of perpetual warfare to a state of prolonged peace and prosperity. 
    In pursuit of our mission we have initially chosen to present evidence exposing the deception and lies that many in the military/intelligence/industrial/media establishment have been telling Americans and the world since September 11, 2001 concerning the events of that tragic day. Our mission includes seeking, discovering, and presenting evidence revealing the truth about the events of 9/11."  http://www.v911t.org




Capt. Stephen M. Gann, PhD
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Capt. Stephen M. Gann, PhD, U.S. Navy Reserve (ret) – Analytical Chemist. Former Licensed Professional Engineer with 18 years experience as a nuclear chemist. Currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Arkansas Tech University.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "Having witnessed the collapse of the second tower on television, I noticed brilliant white flashes on the lower floors immediately before collapse. Why was that? Why was that film clip never seen on TV again? 
    During clean up at site zero, there was radioactivity detected, radionuclides that could only be present from a fission event. But due to the general public lack of understanding of nuclear "stuff", this was passed off as a result of the intense heat of the fire, a scientifically impossible scenario. I would, as a nuclear chemist, like for this particular anomaly to be properly explained." http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


Lt. Col. Stephen L. Butler, EdD
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Lt. Col. Stephen L. Butler, EdD, U.S. Air Force (ret)
 – Former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the Defense Language Institute.  Served as a B-52 Radar Navigator in the Gulf War.  24-year Air Force career.




Major Jon I. Fox
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Major Jon I. Fox, U.S. Marine Corps 
– Former Marine Corps fighter pilot, including interceptor pilot.  Retired commercial airline pilot, Continental Airlines.  Aircraft flown: Boeing 727, McDonnell Douglas DC-10, LearJet.  35-year commercial aviation career.
  • Statement to this website 6/3/08: 
    "Recent research proves that explosives were used at the World Trade Center.  Flight paths and maneuvers of the aircraft involved at the Pentagon and Shanksville do not match NTSB released flight data recordings.  Shouldn't there be a criminal investigation before more lives and trillions of dollars are wasted?"


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on 9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying.  I then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from the "official spokesmen".  Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering force."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.




Major Albert M. Meyer, MHA
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Major Albert M. Meyer, MHA, U.S. Air Force (ret) 
– 23 years Air Force active service with duty stations in the continental U.S. and also 3 years in Europe and 1 year in Vietnam. Masters in Hospital Administration.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "I have always thought that there was something more to the collapse of these buildings other than aircraft." http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.




Lt. Cdr. Bernard J. Smith
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Lt. Cdr. Bernard J. Smith, U.S. Nay (ret) 
– Retired carrier Naval Aviator and former aircraft accident investigator.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "From my several years experience as an aircraft accident investigator for the U.S.Navy, I am appalled at the basic principles of investigation being ignored; ie, premature destruction of evidence, reliable eye witness accounts ignored, etc. To allow the official version to be the final word in this planned event, as is evident from the AE9/11 investigation, would be a major disservice to the victims and the nation." http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.




Maj. George M. Kesselring
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Maj. George M. Kesselring, U.S. Air Force (ret) 
– Retired Pilot. 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Aircraft flown: Boeing B17G bomber. World War II veteran. 22 year Air Force career.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states: 
    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars. 
    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences. 
    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition. 
    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place. 
    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions. 
    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences. 
    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ... 
    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org




Major Jon Bjornson, MD
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Major Jon Bjornson, MD – Former Major, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Vietnam Veteran, 7 years of service. Retired Psychiatrist. Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College.
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: 
    "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks
The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day."http://www.petitiononline.com/july10




Major Reginald Shinn
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Major Reginald Shinn, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Retired officer. Served as Bombardier - Navigator in Boeing B-25's, 41st Bombardment Group, Seventh Air Force, World War II. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
  • Narrator Let Me Know When You See Fire video 3/4/10: 
    The 10-minute documentary plays the final 8 minutes of radio communication of firefighters in the World Trade Center 2 building (South Tower) prior to its demolition. 
    Major Shinn's concluding narration: "The South Tower collapsed suddenly at 9:59 am. By the evidence of these emergency communications, it is apparent that the supposed jet fuel office fires said to have destroyed the 110 stories of structural steel was somehow insufficient to avert these rescue operations. 
    Something doesn't add up. Either there were emergency teams operating in the building or there was a tremendous inferno of sustained temperature as required to obliterate the strength of steel. 
    The two possibilities are mutually exclusive. If you can understand the significance of this elementary evidence, it is now your responsibility to get involved. 
    Become active in the pursuit of justice. 
    Join our expanding world wide movement to call for a new investigation.
    http://www.youtube.com
U.S. GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCHERS


David Griscom
David L. Griscom, PhD

David L. Griscom, PhD 
– Research physicist, retired in 2001 from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, after 33 years service.  Fellow of the American Physical Society.  Fulbright-García Robles Fellow at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City (1997).  Visiting professorships of research at the Universities of Paris and Saint-Etienne, France, and Tokyo Institute of Technology (2000 - 2003).  Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona (2004 - 2005).  Winner of the 1993 N. F. Mott Award sponsored by the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, the 1995 Otto Schott Award offered by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Germany), a 1996 Outstanding Graduate School Alumnus Award at Brown University, and the 1997 Sigma Xi Pure Science Award at NRL. Principal author of 109 of his 185 published works, a body of work which is highly cited by his peers.  Officially credited with largest number of papers (5) by any author on list of 100 most cited articles authored at NRL between 1973 and 1988.
  • Personal blog 1/5/07: "David Ray Griffin has web-published a splendid, highly footnoted account of The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True:  This scholarly work, rich in eyewitness accounts, includes 11 separate pieces of evidence that the World Trade Center towers 1, 2 [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories]and 7 were brought down by explosives.  [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse videohere.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.]
    ... I implore my fellow physicists and engineers who may have the time, expertise, and (ideally) supercomputer access to get to work on the physics of the World Trade Center collapses and publish their findings in refereed journals like, say, the Journal of Applied Physics
    The issue of knowing who was really behind the 9/11 attacks is of paramount importance to the future of our country, because the "official" assumption that it was the work of 19 Arab amateurs (1) does not match the available facts and (2) has led directly to the deplorable Patriot Act, the illegal Iraq war, NSA spying on ordinary Americans, repudiation of the Geneva Conventions, and the repeal of habeas corpus (a fundamental point of law that has been with us since the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215). 
    Surely these Orwellian consequences of public ignorance constitute more than sufficient motivation for any patriotic American physicist or engineer to join the search for 9/11 Truth!"http://impactglassman

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

  • Bio: http://www.impactglassresearchinternational.com/index.html


Dwain Deets
Dwain Deets, MS Eng

Dwain Deets, MS Physics, MS Eng
 – Former Director, Aerospace Projects, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.  Before this appointment, he served as Director, Research Engineering Division at Dryden.  Recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Award and the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in the Senior Executive Service (1988).  Selected presenter of the Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics, a distinguished speaking engagement sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (1986).  Included in "Who's Who in Science and Engineering" 1993 - 2000.  Former Chairman of the Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers.  Former Member, AIAA Committee on Society and Aerospace Technology.  37 year NASA career.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "The many visual images (massive structural members being hurled horizontally, huge pyroclastic clouds, etc.) leave no doubt in my mind explosives were involved [in the destruction of the World Trade Center]."  http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

  • Bio: http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov




Larry L. Erickson, MS, PhD
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Larry L. Erickson, BS Aeronautical Eng, MS Aeronautical Eng, PhD Eng Mechanics – Retired NASA Aerospace Engineer and Research Scientist.  Conducted research in the fields of structural dynamics, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and flutter.  Recipient of NASA's Aerodynamics Division Researcher-of-the-Year Award.  33-year NASA career.  Member, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics.  Instructor, Physics and Aerospace Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1998 - present.  Author and co-author of several scientific papers on aerodynamic analysis.  Contributing author to Applied Computational Aerodynamics (1990).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "Serious technical investigations by experts seem to be lacking from the official explanations."  http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.




Lon J. Waters, PhD
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Lon J. Waters, PhD Mathematics 
– Former staff member of the Maui High Performance Computing Center, a U.S. Department of Defense funded high performance computing and research facility.  Former staff member of Sandia National Laboratories, a major research facility of the National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy.  Member Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of 9/11 Studies.
  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04: "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."




Robert H. Waser, BS ME,
MS ME, PE
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Robert H. Waser, BS ME, MS ME, PE 
– Retired Research and Development Engineer, U.S. Naval Ordinance Lab. 33 year career, of which 15 years were as Chief Engineer of the laboratory's wind tunnel complex, which includes the world's largest hypervelocity wind tunnel.  Retired Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Maryland.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "The 'official' 9/11 story seems to violate laws of physics and engineering analysis, specifically with respect to the collapse speed and the temperatures of molten iron.  The only explanation that seems to be in accordance with all observations is controlled demolition."  http://www.ae911truth.org
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.




George M. Campbell, PhD
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George M. Campbell, PhD – Retired Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, specializing in plutonium chemistry 1963 - 1991. Author and co-author of several journal articles on plutonium chemistry.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "Pictures of collapse are not consistent with a burning building. I believe that someone is covering up the facts for some reason." http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.
U.S. INTELLIGENCE SERVICES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT


Raymond McGovern
Raymond L. McGovern

Raymond L. McGovern
 – 27-year CIA veteran. Former Chairman, National Intelligence Estimates (NIE), the consensus reports of all U.S. intelligence agencies. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, NIE's "are the Intelligence Community’s most authoritative written judgments on national security issues." Responsible for preparing and presenting the President’ Daily Brief (PDB) to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and for providing intelligence briefing to their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials.  Upon retirement in 1990, McGovern was awarded the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation Medallion and received a letter of appreciation from then-President George H. W. Bush. Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer.
  • Endorsement of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out: 
    "It has long been clear that the Bush-Cheney administration cynically exploited the attacks of 9/11 to promote its imperial designs. But the present volume confronts us with compelling evidence for an even more disturbing conclusion: that the 9/11 attacks were themselves orchestrated by this administration precisely so they could be thus exploited. If this is true, it is not merely the case, as the Downing Street memos show, that the stated reason for attacking Iraq was a lie. It is also the case that the whole 'war on terror' was based on a prior deception. This book hence confronts the American people---indeed the people of the world as a whole---with an issue second to none in importance and urgency. I give this book, which in no way can be dismissed as the ravings of ‘paranoid conspiracy theorists,’ my highest possible recommendation." http://www.interlinkbooks.com

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article

  • Video 7/22/06:  "I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up.  The 9/11 report is a joke.  The question is: What’s being covered up?  Is it gross malfeasance, gross negligence, misfeasance? … Now there are a whole bunch of unanswered questions.  And the reason they’re unanswered is because this administration will not answer the questions. … I just want to reassert, what Scott [Ritter, former Major in the U.S. Marines Corps, former Chief Weapons Inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq] said and this is the bottom line for me, just as Hitler in 1933 cynically exploited the burning of the parliament building, the Reichstag, this is exactly what our President did in exploiting 9/11.  The cynical way in which he played on our trauma, used it to justify attacking, making a war of aggression on a country that he knew had nothing to do with 9/11.  That suffices for me, I think Scott is exactly right, that’s certainly an impeachable offense." http://www.youtube.com

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_mcgovern


William Christison
William Christison

William Christison
 (1928 - 2010) – Joined the CIA in 1950, and served on the analysis side of the Agency for 28 years. From the early 1970s he served as National Intelligence Officer (principal adviser to the Director of Central Intelligence on certain areas) for, at various times, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. Before he retired in 1979 he was Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis, a 250-person unit responsible for political analysis of every country and region in the world.
  • Endorsement of Debunking 9/11 Debunking 3/30/07:  
    "David Ray Griffin’s Debunking 9/11 Debunking is a superb compendium of the strong body of evidence showing the official U.S. Government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies.  Tragically, the entire course of U.S. foreign and domestic policies since that date has grown out of these almost certain falsehoods.  This single book could (and should) provide the basis for the United Nations‚ International Court of Justice, or some specially constituted global body (independent of the U.S.) to investigate with highest priority, and publicly report its findings about, the charge that unknown elements within the U.S. Government, and possibly some individuals elsewhere closely allied to the U.S., caused or contributed to causing the events of September 11 to happen."
    http://www.amazon.com

  • Essay Stop Belittling the Theories About September 11  8/14/06: 
    "I now think there is persuasive evidence that the events of September did not unfold as the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission would have us believe. … 
    An airliner almost certainly did not hit The Pentagon. Hard physical evidence supports this conclusion; among other things, the hole in the Pentagon was considerably smaller than an airliner would create. … 
    The North and South Towers of the World Trade Center almost certainly did not collapse and fall to earth because hijacked aircraft hit them.  A plane did not hit Building 7 of the Center, which also collapsed.  All three were most probably destroyed by controlled demolition charges placed in the buildings before 9/11. A substantial volume of evidence shows that typical residues and byproducts from such demolition charges were present in the three buildings after they collapsed. The quality of the research done on this subject is quite impressive." http://www.dissidentvoice.org

  • Article 9/7/06: "David Griffin believes this all was totally an inside job - I've got to say I think that it was too. … I have since decided that....at least some elements in this US government had contributed in some way or other to causing 9/11 to happen or at least allowing it to happen. … The reason that the two towers in New York actually collapsed and fell all the way to the ground was controlled explosions rather than just being hit by two airplanes. … All of the characteristics of these demolitions show that they almost had to have been controlled explosions."http://www.prisonplanet.com

  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."

  • Audio interview 9/29/06: "We very seriously need an entirely new very high level and truly independent investigation of the events of 9/11.  I think you almost have to look at the 9/11 Commission Report as a joke and not a serious piece of analysis at all.  It gave the administration what it wanted to support their official story on what happened on the date of September 11 and that's all they cared about. ... It's a monstrous crime. Absolutely a monstrous crime." http://www.electricpolitics.com

  • Biohttp://www.amalpress.com/


Melvin Goodman
Melvin A. Goodman, PhD

Melvin A. Goodman, PhD
 – Former Division Chief and Senior Analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, CIA,1966 - 1990.  Senior Analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department, 1974 - 1976. Professor of International Security at the National War College 1986 - 2004.  42-year Federal government career, primarily with the CIA, Department of Defense and State Department.  Currently Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and Adjunct Professor of Government at Johns Hopkins University. Author and co-author of several books on international relations, including: Wars of Eduard ShevardnadzeGorbachev's Retreat: The Third World, and Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives Are Putting the World at Risk.
  • Video of Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05: 
    "This is an important examination of a 9/11 Commission that was an historic opportunity that was missed and a 9/11 Commission study that is terribly flawed. ... 
    I think the 9/11 Commission has taught me that we need to be extremely rigorous and extremely tenacious in pursuing that truth, because there is a corporate mentality in this country that is working against allowing the truth to surface, even in tragedies, such as the 9/11 tragedy. ... 
    I want to talk about the Commission itself, about the flawed process of the Commission and finally about the conflict of interest within the Commission that is extremely important to understand the failure of the Commission. ... 
    The most important individual to me, other than a commissioner, was the staff director, Philip Zelikow. His conflicts of interest were so great that you do have to wonder why this individual was appointed to head this important staff of over 80 people. 
    He had very strong ties to the George Herbert Walker Bush Administration. Very strong personal and political and policy ties to Condoleeza Rice. 
    More importantly, Philip Zelikow was running the case study program at Harvard, which took millions of dollars from the Central Intelligence Agency over a ten year period to write case studies on the CIA to establish a record that was essentially untrue with the facts about the work of the CIA. ... 
    The final report is ultimately a coverup.  I don't know how else to describe the final report." 
    Video segment 1: http://youtube.com
    Video segment 2: http://youtube.com
    Video segment 3: http://youtube.com
    Transcript: http://www.vt911.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article.php

  • Bio: http://ciponline.org/biographies


Michael Scheuer
Michael Scheuer, PhD

Michael Scheuer, PhD
 – Former Chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit (aka Alec Station), the Osama bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorism Center 1996 - 1999. Special Adviser to the Chief of the bin Laden unit, September 2001 to November 2004. 22-year CIA career. Currently author, political analyst and media commentator. Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University. Former Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, writing regularly for its online publication Global Terrorism Analysis. Author of Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America (2002, originally published anonymously), Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (2004, originally published anonymously), Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq (2008)
  • Interviewed by Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox News10/9/10: 
    Michael Scheuer:  What the Colonel (Anthony Shaffer, former Chief of the Army’s Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program) is absolutely correct on is that the 9/11 Commission and the Commissioners themselves were just there to whitewash it.  They were blessed with the most brilliant staff you could imagine.  But as Commissioners they were clearly there to not let the American people know what happened before 9/11. 
    Judge Napolitano:  Was the 9/11 Commission report a whitewash as Colonel Shaffer says and as one of the 9/11 Commissioners to whom he spoke, and you heard him talk about this person, pretty much agrees? 
    Michael Scheuer:  It was a whitewash and a lie from top to bottom, Judge 
    Judge Napolitano:  What do you mean "a lie from top to bottom", Michael? 
    Michael Scheuer:  Well in my own case, sir, the Agency officers who were involved before 9/11 in chasing bin Laden decided that we could not simply testify under oath without providing supporting documentation. And so all of us, both testified under oath.  I did, I think three times and provided documents.  I provided myself, let me speak just for myself here, Judge,  I provided a three inch binder with over 400 pages of documentation -- not my notes, but official government documents about the failures before 9/11.  I never heard one word back from Zelikow.  And I approached Zelikow. He asked me for the notebook.  I told him it was available. He asked me for it and he never got in touch to talk about one page of material. 
    Judge Napolitano:  You obviously know what was in the loose leaf and I know you read the 9/11 Commission report.  Did anything from the loose leaf make its way into the final report? 
    Michael Scheuer:  ... Not the important stuff.  The important stuff did not. ...
    At 11:25 of the video at http://www.youtube.com

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Scheuer


Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele (Vivas)

Robert David Steele (Vivas)
 – U.S. Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer for twenty years.  Also served in the CIA as a clandestine case officer.  Second-ranking civilian (GS-14) in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence from 1988 - 1992 and a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Marine Corps University.   25-year U.S. military and intelligence career.  Currently Founder and CEO of OSS.net and a proponent of Open Source Intelligence. 
Author of On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World (2000, Foreword by Senator David Boren (D-OK)),  The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political (2002, Foreword by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)),  Information Operations: All Information, All Languages, All the Time (2005, Foreword by Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT-02)), The Smart Nation Act: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest (2006). Co-author of NATO Open Source Intelligence Handbook (2001).  Co-editor of NATO Open Source Intelligence Reader (2002).  Contributing editor of Peacekeeping Intelligence: Emerging Concepts for the Future (2003, Foreword by Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, UK).
  • Essay 10/7/06: Review of Webster Tarpley's 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA.  "I am forced to conclude that 9/11 was at a minimum allowed to happen as a pretext for war, and I am forced to conclude that there is sufficient evidence to indict (not necessarily convict) Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and others of a neo-conservative neo-Nazi coup d'etat and kick-off of the clash of civilizations. ... 
    This is, without question, the most important modern reference on state-sponsored terrorism, and also the reference that most pointedly suggests that select rogue elements within the US Government, most likely led by Dick Cheney with the assistance of George Tenet, Buzzy Kronguard, and others close to the Wall Street gangs, are the most guilty of state-sponsored terrorism.... 
    I sit here, a 54-year old, liberally educated, two graduate degrees, war college, a life overseas, 150 IQ or so, the number #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, a former Marine Corps infantry officer, a former CIA clandestine case officer, founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center, and I have to tell anyone who cares to read this: I believe it. I believe it enough to want a full investigation that passes the smell test of the 9/11 families as well as objective outside observers." http://www.amazon.com

  • Article 10/27/06: "While Steele stopped short of saying 9/11 was a complete inside job, he agreed that the evidence points to the overwhelming complicity of the Bush administration. 
    "The U.S. government did not properly investigate this and there are more rocks to be turned over," said Steele adding, "I'm absolutely certain that WTC 7 was brought down by controlled demolition and that as far as I'm concerned means that this case has not been properly investigated.  There's no way that building could have come down without controlled demolition."http://www.prisonplanet 

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

  • Bio:http://en.wikipedia.org


Robert Baer
Robert Baer

Robert Baer
 – Former CIA Case Officer, Specialist in the Middle East, Directorate of Operations.  Awarded Career Intelligence Medal.  21-year CIA veteran.  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh wrote that Baer “was considered perhaps the best on-the-ground field officer in the Middle East.”  Best-selling author, screenwriter, and actor.  Academy Award-winning Syriana was based on Baer's memoir See No Evil.  Writer and on-camera presenter for Emmy Award-nominated documentary Cult of the Suicide Bomber.  Author of two nonfiction books about CIA operations, See No Evil (2002) and Sleeping with the Devil (2004) and the novel Blow the House Down (2007).
  • Article FBI Documents Contradict 9/11 Commission Report2/28/08: 
    "There are enough discrepancies and unanswered questions in the 9/11 Commission Report that under a friendly administration, the 9/11 investigation should be re-opened." http://rawstory.com

  • Audio Interview Thom Hartmann Show 6/9/06: 
    Thom Hartmann:  Are you of the opinion there was an aspect of 'inside job' to 9/11 within the U.S. government? 
    Robert Baer:  There is that possibility, the evidence points at it.
    Thom Hartmann:  And why is it not being investigated?
    Robert Baer:  Why isn't the WMD story being investigated?  Why hasn't anybody been held accountable for 9/11?  We held people accountable after Pearl Harbor.  Why has there been no change in command?  Why have there been no political repercussions?  Why has there been no -- any sort of exposure on this?  It really makes you wonder.  http://www.911blog.

  • Essay The Guardian 1/12/02: "Did bin Laden act alone, through his own al-Qaida network, in launching the attacks?  About that I'm far more certain and emphatic: no." http://books.guardian.co

  • Bio: http://www.concertideas.com


Milton Bearden
Milton Bearden

Milton Bearden
 – Former CIA Station Chief in Pakistan, Germany, Nigeria, and Sudan.  Served In Pakistan from 1986 to 1989, where he played a role in training the mujahedeen in Afghanistan.  Later served as the director of the Soviet/East European Division during the collapse of the Soviet Union.  He received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Medal of Merit, and the Donovan Award for his CIA service.  He received the Federal Cross of Merit from the President of the German Federal Republic for his service in Germany at the end of the Cold War.  30-year CIA career.  Currently author and commentator on intelligence services and terrorism.
  • Interview with Dan Rather, CBS News 9/12/01: 
    Dan Rather:  If the President should come to you and ask you, "What do you think I should do?", what would you tell him? 
    Milton Bearden:  ... Focus on finding out who did this thing yesterday and then dealing with it in a way that will not bring yet more troubles to us.   
    Dan Rather:  Well, it's pretty obvious that a judgment is coalescing around the President that it was Osama bin Laden. 
    Milton Bearden:  I know we live in a country where we're often told that the first thing that comes to your mind, put it down.  Put the little mark in there.  I feel slightly uncomfortable because I spent so many years wondering how the myth of Osama bin Laden got started.  We have the Osama bin Laden who was the great war hero in Afghanistan.  We have Osama bin Laden who was trained by CIA, funded and supported by CIA during three years of war.  I was there at the same time bin Laden was there.  He was not the great warrior that went and fought the Soviet Union to a standstill.  The CIA had nothing to do with him.  I think that that mythological Osama bin Laden, never mind that he's an absolutely evil man, but the mythological Osama bin Laden causes me trouble.  And I think maybe there is another answer out there.  I'm not certain that I know what it is. 
    Dan Rather:  Milt Bearden again, you're one of our most experienced people with long experience in Afghanistan.  What does your gut tell you about who's responsible about these attacks this week?   
    Milton Bearden:  My gut tells me we don't know the answer yet.  My gut tells me that I'm not going to go with the first answer that comes to mind, but there's quite possible something else out there.  Experts will jump on you and say it's Osama bin Laden's MO.  He's the only one that is capable of this type of coordinated attack.  My answer to them is he's the only one you know that's capable of this kind of attack.  This was a tremendously sophisticated operation against the United States; more sophisticated than anybody would ever have ascribed to Osama bin Laden.  I think we need to do a little homework.  We need to appoint a Team B that looks for somebody else.  I'm just not convinced it was bin Laden. ... 
    Dan Rather:  There's no question in my mind that you're skeptical that Osama bin Laden, aided and abetted, at least protected by the Taliban, should be the principal target of some large military operation.  If I'm wrong about that, tell me now. 
    Milton Bearden:  No, no, no, you're not wrong, Dan.  I'm saying is -- Let me step back one step on this and say, Osama bin Laden is an evil man and he's a component of the terrorism that we're deal with across the board.  All I'm saying is is that I think Osama bin Laden has become the metaphor for the entire problem of terrorism involving Muslims with perceived grievances against the United States.  And  I think it would be wrong to say this is a one size fits all operation and to go after bin Laden because an operation as sophisticated as carried out yesterday was an operation that was concealed from us for months, probably before it took place.  It happened without essentially a hitch, except for one aircraft.  And there's no reason to believe these same people weren't capable of covering their tracks somehow on the way out.  Now I would go so far as to say that this group who was responsible for that, if they didn't have an Osama bin Laden out there, they'd invent one because he's a terrific diversion for the rest of the world.  Could I be wrong?  Of course I could be wrong.  It could be Osama bin Laden.  http://www.911blogger.com
  • PBS Interview 1999.  Rebroadcast on 9/13/01:  Regarding Osama bin Laden 
    Milton Bearden:  We've blamed him for every horrible event in our history except the grassy knoll.  And now we have, with I'm not sure what evidence, linked him to all of the terrorist acts of this year -- of this decade, perhaps. ... 
    Interviewer:  You're not saying Osama bin Laden is not a terrorist or is not an enemy of the United States? 
    Milton Bearden:  Osama bin Laden has chosen to make himself an enemy of the United States. He has issued these disputable fatwahs, these Islamic proclamations, to kill all ... Americans and Jews. Therefore, he's made himself a component, and I think that the United States is absolutely justified in taking out Osama bin Laden.  But to oversimplify it by linking him to every known terrorist act in the last decade is an insult to most Americans.  And it certainly doesn't encourage our allies in this to take us very seriously.  Osama bin Laden is a legitimate target for the United States, period.  But then, to completely reinforce it with all of these insupportable accusations, I think is a disservice and an oversimplification. ... 
    Interviewer:  So, really what we're looking at is some fact but a lot of fiction. 
    Milton Bearden:  There's a lot of fiction in there.  But we like that.  It's the whole Osama bin Laden mythology.  It's almost part entertainment.  We don't have a national enemy.  We haven't had a national enemy since the evil empire slipped beneath the waves in 1991.  And I think we kind of like this way.  We like this whole international terrorist thing oddly enough at a time when it probably is changing its character dramatically." http://www.pbs.org

  • Biohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Bearden


William Sloane Coffin
Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. 
(1924 - 2006) – Captain, U.S. Army Intelligence, World War II. CIA Case Officer, 1950 - 1953. He grew increasingly disillusioned with the role of the CIA and the United States due to events including the CIA's involvement in overthrowing Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh of Iran in 1953, followed by the CIA's orchestration of the coup that removed President Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954. He was terribly dismayed when he learned in 1964 of the history of French and U.S. involvement in South Vietnam and how it differed from what the U.S. government public position was, especially regarding broken promises to hold a referendum in the south about unification with North Vietnam. He was in early opposition to the Vietnam War and became famous for his anti-war activities and his civil rights activism. 
Ordained Presbyterian minister. Chaplain of Yale University, 1958 - 1975. Senior Minister, Riverside Church, New York City, 1978 - 1987. President emeritus of SANE/FREEZE: Campaign for Global Security. Stephen Edward Scarff Memorial Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, Lawrence University 1995 - 1997. 
Author of The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Vol 1 & 2 (2008), A Passion for the Possible (2007), Letters to a Young Doubter (2005), Credo (2003), The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality (1999), Living the Truth in a World of Illusions(1985), The Courage to Love (1982), Once to Every Man: A Memoirautobiography (1977), Civil Disobedience: Aid or Hindrance to Justice(1972 with Morris Leibman). 

  • Article William Sloane Coffin Can Rest in Peace by Kevin Barrett: 
    "William Sloane Coffin spoke out for 9/11 truth before he died. ... 
    William Sloane Coffin will surely rest in peace. During his remarkable lifetime, Coffin took on the greatest evils of his society—racism and imperialist war—and waged an all-out spiritual battle against them. He rode with the Freedom Riders protesting segregation, led a campaign of civil disobedience against the Vietnam War, headed the SANE-Freeze campaign against nuclear weapons, and—in what may one day be viewed as the capstone to his career—spoke out for 9/11 truth shortly before his death. 
    Here is William Sloane Coffin’s final statement: 
    'Professor David Ray Griffin is a retired theologian with a well deserved reputation for the thoroughness of his research. Shocked by 9/11 and its subsequent related events, he not only pored over various American articles, but beyond that, investigated English, French, German and other European and Asian interpretations of the same event. The result consists of exceedingly provocative questions with implied answers quite at variance with Washington official accounts! All Americans who love their country enough to dig into the facts of these critical times will be well rewarded by examining Professor Griffin's books, The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions
    9/11 Truth is a very important issue with the power to bring lasting change to our country.' 
                         - William Sloane Coffin" 
    http://www.mujca.com/williamsloanecoffin.htm

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sloane_Coffin


Michael Levine
Michael Levine

Michael Levine
 – Former Senior DEA investigator.  25-year DEA career.  Former DEA Country Attaché, Argentina and Uruguay (1979 - 1982).  Former DEA Special Operations Officer, worldwide.  Awards include the Octavio Gonzalez Award, given by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officer's Association for the undercover penetration of Roberto Suarez, Bolivian cocaine cartel; at that time, the biggest case in drug war history.  Over twenty other awards from the US Justice and Treasury Departments and from foreign police agencies. Author of several nonfiction books on DEA investigations, including Deep Coverand Big White Lie.  Radio show host and frequent media commentator on intelligence and covert operations.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article.php

  • Bio: http://www.lawsonline.com/Levine/cv.html


Coleen Rowley
Coleen Rowley

Coleen Rowley
 – Former Special Agent and Minneapolis Division Counsel, FBI.  24-year FBI career.  Agent Rowley was selected one ofTime Magazine's three 2002 Persons of the Year for revealing FBI headquarters' efforts to "throw up roadblocks and undermine" FBI field investigations of Al Qaeda operatives in the four weeks prior to 9/11.
  • Memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller 5/21/02: Regarding FBI headquarters (FBIHQ) obstruction of terrorism investigations. "The fact is that key FBIHQ personnel whose job it was to assist and coordinate with field division agents on terrorism investigations and the obtaining and use of FISA searches (and who theoretically were privy to many more sources of intelligence information than field division agents), continued to, almost inexplicably, throw up roadblocks and undermine Minneapolis' by-now desperate efforts to obtain a FISA search warrant, long after the French intelligence service provided its information and probable cause became clear. HQ personnel brought up almost ridiculous questions in their apparent efforts to undermine the probable cause. ... 
    When, in a desperate 11th hour measure to bypass the FBIHQ roadblock, the Minneapolis Division undertook to directly notify the CIA's Counter Terrorist Center (CTC), FBIHQ personnel actually chastised the Minneapolis agents for making the direct notification without their approval ... 
    I know I shouldn't be flippant about this, but jokes were actually made that the key FBIHQ personnel had to be spies or moles, like Robert Hansen, who were actually working for Osama Bin Laden to have so undercut Minneapolis' effort." http://www.time.com

  • Interview 9/25/05: "And what I did was, I think, I put the first good dent in the blanket defense that for 8 and a half, 9 months, was holding - that 9/11 could not have been prevented. 
    ... we were all settling for, ‘9/11 could not have been prevented’, it was ‘hindsight’. Condi Rice, "Well, no one could have ever imagined that someone would fly…" and of course, when she says that, she’s disregarding a whole bunch of things. People are letting her get away with it. She’s disregarding the fact of two or three prior incidents of people trying to fly planes into buildings, attempted takeovers of cockpits…We’re also ignoring the fact that in Minneapolis [FBI office], the acting supervisor, arguing with [FBI] headquarters said, ‘This is a guy [Zacarias Moussaoui] that could fly a plane into the World Trade Center’ on August 22nd!"http://www.nowpubli

  • Editor's note: Despite Agent Rowley's high-profile revelations and intimate knowledge of FBI headquarter's efforts to obstruct investigations of Al Qaeda-related terrorist activities in the four weeks prior to 9/11, the 9/11 Commission never interviewed her.  The 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks." contains no mention of her allegations that FBI headquarters "continued to, almost inexplicably, throw up roadblocks and undermine" FBI field agent counterterrorism efforts.  The Commission Report only obliquely mentions Agent Rowley in a single footnote.  See also Special Agent Robert Wright and Special Agent Harry Samit.

  • Editor's note: Despite the repeated assertions by many senior members of the Bush administration that no one could have ever imagined terrorists flying airplanes into buildings, it had indeed been anticipated and planned for.  Less than one year prior to 9/11, the Pentagon conducted the Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise (Project MASCAL), in which a passenger airplane crashed into the Pentagon killing over 300 individuals.  See the Nov. 3, 2000 article from the US Army website, which has since been removed, but which is still available on the Internet Wayback Machine.  http://web.archive.org

  • Bio: http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/rowley.html


Robert Wright
Robert G. Wright, Jr.

Robert G. Wright, Jr.
 – Special Agent, International Terrorism Unit, FBI.  The only FBI agent to seize terrorist funds (over $1.4 million) from U.S.-based Middle Eastern terrorists using federal civil forfeiture statutes, prior to 9/11. 17-year FBI veteran.
  • Agent Wright's Lawsuit against the FBI, filed 5/9/02: "The FBI's conscious failure to undertake criminal investigations of suspected terrorists in the United States was further shown when managers from the FBI's headquarters (FBIHQ) Counterterrorism Division met with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in Chicago and admitted to SA Wright that no one at FBIHQ reviewed or attempted to link all the reports filed by the FBI field offices regarding terrorist activities in the United States. ... 
    Regrettably, the largest obstacles to SA Wright's criminal investigation efforts of the HAMAS enterprise in the United States were the management of the Chicago field office and the FBIHQ Counterterrorism Division in Washington, D.C. ... 
    SA Wright's successful investigation, codename Vulgar Betrayal, led to the June 9, 1998 seizure of $1.4 million of funds destined for terrorist activities. ... The seized funds were directly linked to Saudi businessman Yassin Kadi.  On October 12, 2001, Yassin Kadi, aka Yassin al-Qadi, was designated by the U.S. Government as a financial supporter of Osama Bin Laden.  According to a U.S. Government source, Kadi provided $3 million to Bin Laden and his al-Qaida organization." http://www.judicialwatch.org

  • Editor's note: Agent Wright was never called as a witness by the 9/11 Commission, nor is he mentioned in the 9/11 Commission's"full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks" nor the Commission's separate 155-page Monograph on Terrorist Financing:
    • Despite Agent Wright's highly visible and credible criticism of the FBI's handling of investigations of suspected terrorists prior to 9/11,
    • Despite the public controversy caused by the refusal of the FBI to provide his manuscript to the U.S. Congress' Joint Intelligence Committee Investigation of 9/11 (JICI),
    • Despite the fact that he was the only FBI agent to seize terrorist funds (over $1.4 million) from U.S.-based Middle Eastern terrorists using federal civil forfeiture statutes, prior to 9/11, and
    • Despite the fact that one of the people directly connected to the $1.4 million seized by Agent Wright was Yassin al-Qadi, aka Yassin Kadi, who on 10/12/01 was designated by Presidential Executive Order 13224 as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” and financial supporter of Osama bin Laden and had his financial assets frozen in the United States.
    Yassin al-Qadi is also not mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report and is only mentioned obliquely in one footnote in the Commission's separate 155-pageMonograph on Terrorist Financing
    See also Special Agent Coleen Rowley and Special Agent Harry Samit.
  • ABC News Interview 12/9/02:  "In a dramatic interview with ABCNEWS, FBI special agents and partners Robert Wright andJohn Vincent say they were called off criminal investigations of suspected terrorists tied to the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. U.S. officials say al Qaeda was responsible for the embassy attacks and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States. 
    "September the 11th is a direct result of the incompetence of the FBI's International Terrorism Unit. No doubt about that. Absolutely no doubt about that," Wright said. "You can't know the things I know and not go public." http://web.archive.org

  • Judicial Watch Press Release 9/11/02:  "The FBI continues to illegally refuse the release of SA Wright’s 500 page manuscript,Fatal Betrayals of the Intelligence Mission, that SA Wright submitted for prepublication review in October 2001.  In fact, the FBI refused to turn the manuscript over to Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Vice Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, charged with investigating the FBI’s intelligence failures."http://www.judicialwatch.org

  • Editor's note: Agent Wright's lawsuit to allow publication of his book is ongoing.  The current status can be found here: http://www.judicialwatch.org/wrightcase.shtml


Harry Samit
Harry Samit
(testifying at the Moussaoui trial Source: Agence France-Presse)

Harry Samit 
– Special Agent, FBI, assigned to the FBI Field Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Former U.S. Navy pilot and Naval Intelligence Officer. He is most noted for arresting Zacarias Moussaoui on August 16, 2001.
  • Associated Press Article FBI Agent Slams Bosses at Moussaoui Trial 3/20/06: 
    The FBI agent [Harry Samit] who arrested Zacarias Moussaoui in August 2001 testified Monday he spent almost four weeks trying to warn U.S. officials about the radical Islamic student pilot but "criminal negligence" by superiors in Washington thwarted a chance to stop the 9/11 attacks. ... 
    But Samit told MacMahon he couldn't persuade FBI headquarters or the Justice Department to take his fears seriously. No one from Washington called Samit to say this intelligence altered the picture the agent had been painting since Aug. 18 in a running battle with Maltbie and Maltbie's boss, David Frasca, chief of the radical fundamentalist unit at headquarters. ... 
    Under questioning from MacMahon, Samit acknowledged that he had told the Justice Department inspector general that "obstructionism, criminal negligence and careerism" on the part of FBI headquarters officials had prevented him from getting a warrant that would have revealed more about Moussaoui's associates. He said that opposition blocked "a serious opportunity to stop the 9/11 attacks." Article archived athttp://www.911truth.org

  • Washington Post Article FBI Was Warned About Moussaoui: 3/21/06: 
    "An FBI agent [Harry Samit] who interrogated Zacarias Moussaoui before Sept. 11, 2001, warned his supervisors more than 70 times that Moussaoui was a terrorist and spelled out his suspicions that the al-Qaeda operative was plotting to hijack an airplane, according to federal court testimony yesterday. [Editor's note: All 70 efforts occurred in the 4 weeks before 9/11.] 
    Agent Harry Samit told jurors at Moussaoui's death penalty trial that his efforts to secure a warrant to search Moussaoui's belongings were frustrated at every turn by FBI officials he accused of "criminal negligence." Article archived athttp://www.911truth.org

  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report does mention differences of opinion within the FBI about obtaining a warrant to investigate the possessions of Zacarias Moussaoui and a few of Agent Samit's efforts to obtain the warrant are mentioned. However, there is no mention that Agent Samit made 70 frantic efforts in the 4 weeks prior to 9/11 to obtain that warrant. Agent Samit is not mentioned by name in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks," however, he is referred to as Harry S. in 3 footnotes. The Commission Report also contains no mention of Agent Samit's allegations of "obstructionism, criminal negligence and careerism" on the part of FBI headquarters officials.  See also Special Agent Colleen Rowleyand Special Agent Robert Wright.


Sibel Edmonds
Sibel D. Edmonds

Sibel D. Edmonds 
– Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  Former Language Translation Specialist, performing translations for counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations, FBI.
  • Letter to 9/11 Commission 8/1/04 : "I find your report seriously flawed in its failure to address serious intelligence issues that I am aware of, which have been confirmed, and which as a witness to the commission, I made you aware of. Thus, I must assume that other serious issues that I am not aware of were in the same manner omitted from your report. These omissions cast doubt on the validity of your report and therefore on its conclusions and recommendations." http://www.com

  • Article 7/22/04: "My translations of the 9/11 intercepts included [terrorist] money laundering, detailed and date-specific information ... if they were to do real investigations, we would see several significant high-level criminal prosecutions in this country [the US] ... and believe me, they will do everything to cover this up."http://www.guardian.co.uk

  • Interview The Alex Jones Show 7/24/06: 
    Alex Jones:  I'm asking you-- I mean, clearly, where does the evidence point on 9/11? 
    Sibel Edmonds:  Well, that is the whole point, Alex. They are not letting out all the evidence. ...

    Alex Jones:  But even if they cut evidence out of reports, we have the clear evidence of Thermite in the buildings, we have clear evidence of C.I.A. insider trading, NORAD standing down, U.S. troops already massed in central Asia, Bush having the launch order two days before to attack Afghanistan.  I mean, Sibel, when you put all that together-- I'm asking you personally-- where does all the evidence point? 
    Sibel Edmonds:  The evidence points to a massive government cover-up. ... 
    Alex Jones:  Sibel, what I'm asking you is, in your gut, do you think 9/11 to some extent is an inside job? 
    Sibel Edmonds:  Well, again, as I am telling you, I'm trying to tell you is, I have all the evidence of cover-up.  Now, who were the people behind this?  And why?  And how?  We don't have a definite answer.  As I said, we can come up with theories, we can come up with speculation, but they do not--I mean, in my opinion, they are not facts.  But also what government has been giving us, again, I don't consider those a total--you know-- total truth or fact either. 
    Alex Jones:  Would you be surprised? 
    Sibel Edmonds:  No. I wouldn't. 
    Alex Jones:  You wouldn't be surprised if elements or criminal elements or private contractors were involved in 9/11? 
    Sibel Edmonds:  No, I wouldn't be surprised. 
    Alex Jones:  So you wouldn't be surprised like many others, because of the evidence and the cover-up you've seen, if 9/11 was an inside job? 
    Sibel Edmonds:  At this point, I'd have to say no, I wouldn't be surprised. 
    Alex Jones:  Do you think the evidence is leaning towards that? 
    Sibel Edmonds:  Well, again, considering the level of cover-up and the length at which they have gone to gag people and prevent information-- this information from coming out, I would say yes.

  • Bio: http://www.nswbc.org/nswbc_staff.htm


Bogdan Dzakovic
Bogdan Dzakovic

Bogdan Dzakovic
 – Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  14-year Counter-terrorism expert in the Security Division of the Federal Aviation Administration. Team Leader of the FAA's Red (Terrorism) Team, which conducted undercover tests on airport security through simulated terrorist attacks.  Former Team Leader in the Federal Air Marshal program.  Former Coast Guard officer.
  • Video transcript 8/21/05 : Regarding the 9/11 Commission "The best I could say about it is they really botched the job by not really going into the real failures. … At worst, I think the 9/11 Commission Report is treasonous."  http://www.911report.com

  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks
    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day."http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

  • Bio: http://www.theaviationnation.com


Steve Elson
Steve Elson 

Steve Elson 
– Former Special Agent with the U.S. Navy, DEA and FAA. Specialist in Counterterrorism, Intelligence, and Security. Twenty-two years military experience, primarily in Naval Special Warfare and nine years Federal service with the FAA and DEA. Retired Navy SEAL.
  • Article 8/3/04: "A former Navy SEAL and Drug Enforcement Administration rep in South America, Elson is not a timid man. "I'd give the commission a 'D' for investigating the FAA," he declares. ... "The commissioners knew a lot more than they included in the 9/11 report," he says. "They sold out." http://www.secure-skies.org

  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks
    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day."http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

  • Bio: http://www.nswbc.org/nswbc_staff.htm


Raymond Ciccolilli
Raymond A. Ciccolilli

Raymond A. Ciccolilli – Former U.S. Sky Marshal and Senior U.S. Customs Inspector.  Retired from U.S. Customs and Border Protection after 33 years.  Worked on almost every enforcement team within U.S. Customs.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "I am ashamed that I spent so many years defending the borders only to now know that we are now living the most corrupt time in all of U.S. history.  I had some questions in my mind about all the circumstances involved in 9/11 but it wasn't until I watched this DVD did all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place.  I guess, I, too, was living in denial.  No one wants to believe this, but having witnessed two jet plane crashes in the past, and watching the Trade Center buildings collapse, I know that the facts do not add up. 
    After viewing several other documentaries on 9/11, I am now convinced these building were deliberately destroyed.  Someone has to be held accountable."  http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


Chadwick Brooks
Sgt. Chadwick Brooks


William Lagasse
Sgt. William Lagasse

Sgt. Chadwick Brooks
 and Sgt. William Lagasse – U.S. Pentagon Police Department (Pentagon Force Protection Agency) officers, who were on duty at or near the CITGO gas station on 9/11 and eyewitnesses to the approach of Flight 77 and its alleged impact at the Pentagon.
  • Interviewed by Craig Ranke in the PentaCon video documentary, filmed on 11/7/06:
    Craig Ranke:  Now how sure are you that the plane was to the north, coming from the north side of the Navy Annex--you're saying it was pretty much between the Navy Annex and Arlington cemetery.  How certain are you of that?
    Sgt. Lagasse:  100 percent, I'd bet my life on it. ...
    Craig Ranke:  Is there anything you told me that you think you might have just deduced?
    Sgt. Lagasse:  No, I mean, like I said the things that aren't up for grabs; the plane was there; went into the building.
    Craig Ranke:  The plane was far to the North side of the station. Did not pass over the station.
    Sgt. Lagasse: Yeah, it's not like there was the shadow of a wingtip going over here.  It was far enough out that I could see it because the one thing that made me realize what kind of plane it was; was being able to see both engines, you know, so it wasn't obscured at all. ... 
    Craig Ranke:  Sgt. Brooks is going to draw for me on the image, where he saw the plane fly. ... [Sgt. Brooks draws a line on the aerial photo of the Pentagon area.]
    Sgt. Lagasse:  That's damn near perfect from what I saw.  And we've never -- for the record we never talked to each other about this. 
    Sgt. Brooks:  Yeah, for the record, we never -- we've never discussed it at all. ...
    Craig Ranke:  So you guys, neither of you guys have really talked about this with each other?  Never in all these five years, and you both independently drew the flight path line pretty much exact.
    Sgt. Lagasse:  I know, I was -- the way this has been going -- who knew what he was going to put down there because he was in a different location.  But it's right there, which makes me feel good about the way I remembered it.
    Craig Ranke:  So you're both pretty much 100% certain that that's what you remember the flight path being? 
    Sgt. Brooks:  But from different locations, yes.http://thepentacon.com

  • Editor's note: Sgt. Brooks' and Sgt. Lagasse's eyewitness descriptions of the path taken by Flight 77 as it approached the Pentagon from north of the Naval Annex and CITGO gas station differ significantly from the official account, which claims Flight 77 approached the Pentagon from significantly further south.  The officers' statements are corroborated by the statements of other eyewitnesses recorded in the PentaCon documentary. 
    This more northerly flight path is inconsistent with the swath of destruction inside the Pentagon, which runs from the southwest to northeast, as reported in the Pentagon Building Damage Report.  The more northerly flight path is also inconsistent with downing the five light poles, which is attributed to Flight 77 in the official account.
    Sgt. Brooks' and Sgt. Lagasse's eyewitness statements are further corroborated by the analysis of Flight 77's Flight Data Recorder performed by the group, Pilots for 911 Truth, whose members include the former Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Institute of TechnologyLt. Col. Robert Bowman.  See the association's one-hour video presentation and press release for more details.




William G. Weaver, JD, PhD
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William G. Weaver, JD, PhD 
– Former U.S. Army Signals Intelligence officer.  Currently Director of Academic Programs, Institute for Policy and Economic Development, University of Texas, El Paso, specializing in executive branch secrecy policy, governmental abuse, and law and bureaucracy.  Author, co-author, and editor of several books on law and political theory, including: Presidential Secrecy and the Law (2007),New Perspectives on American Law: An Introduction to Private Law in Politics and Society (1997), Political Science and Feminism: Integration or Transformation? (1997), Pragmatism in Law and Society(1991).
  • Essay 9/5/06: Regarding the 9/11 Commission - "In their responsibility to report all the facts: They either refused to interview all relevant experts and witnesses, or, they censored the reports provided to them by those with direct and first-hand information. Both these acts were selective and intentional. Contrary to their pledge to establish accountability: They refused to hold anyone accountable and lamely justified it by saying, "We don’t want to point a finger at anyone." http://www.nswbc.org

  • Bio: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=21347

Edward Costello
Edward J. Costello


John Cole
John M. Cole


David Mark Conrad
Mark Conrad, JD


Rosemary Dew
Rosemary N. Dew


Bogdan Dzakovic
Pictured above


Sibel D. Edmonds
Pictured above


Steve Elson
Pictured above


David Forbes
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Melvin A. Goodman
Pictured above


Mark Graf
Mark Graf


Gilbert M. Graham
No photo available


Diane Kleiman
Diane Kleiman


Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski
Pictured above


Lynne Larkin
Lynne A. Larkin


David MacMichael
David MacMichael, PhD


Raymond L. McGovern
Pictured above


Theodore J. Pahle
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Behrooz Sarshar
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Brian Sullivan
Brian F. Sullivan


Larry J. Tortorich
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Jane Turner
Jane A. Turner


John Vincent
John B. Vincent


Fred Whitehurst
Fred Whitehurst, JD, PhD


Col. Ann Wright
Pictured above


Matthew J. Zipoli
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Letter to Congress regarding the 9/11 Commission Report 9/13/04, signed by the following 25 military, intelligence, and law enforcement veterans: http://www.nswbc.org 

"[W]e the undersigned wish to bring to the attention of the Congress and the people of the United States what we believe are serious shortcomings in the report and its recommendations. … 
Omission is one of the major flaws in the Commission’s report.  We are aware of significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the commission by those of us with direct knowledge, but somehow escaped attention. …
The omission of such serious and applicable issues and information by itself renders the report flawed, and casts doubt on the validity of many of its recommendations. ... 
The Commission, with its incomplete report of "facts and circumstances", intentional avoidance of assigning accountability, and disregard for the knowledge, expertise and experience of those who actually do the job, has now set about pressuring our Congress and our nation to hastily implement all its recommendations. ... 
We the undersigned, who have worked within various government agencies (FBI, CIA, FAA, DIA, Customs) responsible for national security and public safety, call upon you in Congress to include the voices of those with first-hand knowledge and expertise in the important issues at hand.  We stand ready to do our part." http://www.nswbc.org


Edward J. Costello, Jr. – Former Special Agent, Counterterrorism, FBI.  Former Judge pro tem., Los Angeles, CA.


John M. Cole – Former Intelligence Operations Specialist, in the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division.  In charge of FBI’s foreign intelligence investigations covering India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. 18-year FBI career.


Mark Conrad, JD 
– Retired Agent in Charge, Internal Affairs, U.S. Customs, responsible for the internal integrity and security for areas encompassing nine states and two foreign locations.  Former Federal Sky Marshall.  27-year U.S. Customs career.  Currently Associate General Counsel, National Association of Federal Agents.  Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Troy University.


Rosemary N. Dew 
– Former Supervisory Special Agent, Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence, FBI.  Former member of The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and the Electronic Commerce/Cyber Crime Working Group. 13-year FBI career.


Bogdan Dzakovic 
– Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  14-year Counter-terrorism expert in the Security Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.  Team Leader of the FAA's Red (Terrorism) Team, which conducted undercover tests on airport security through simulated terrorist attacks.  Former Team Leader in the Federal Air Marshal program.  Former Coast Guard officer.  (See also individual statementabove.)


Sibel D. Edmonds 
– Witness before the 9/11 Commission.  Former Language Translation Specialist, performing translations for counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations, FBI.  (See alsoindividual statement above.)


Steve Elson 
– Former Special Agent with the U.S. Navy and the FAA. Specialist in Counterterrorism, Intelligence, and Security.  Twenty-two years military experience, primarily in Naval Special Warfare and nine years Federal service with the FAA and DEA.  Retired Navy SEAL. (See also individual statement above.)


David Forbes
 – Former head of Thames Valley Police Fraud Squad, trained at New Scotland Yard.  Over 30 years experience in law enforcement, commercial and industrial security-related risk management, and service sector business management.  Currently Aviation, Logistics and Govt. Security Analyst, BoydForbes, Inc.


Melvin A. Goodman
 – Former Division Chief and Senior Analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, CIA,1966 - 1990.  Senior Analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department, 1974 - 1976.  Professor of International Security at the National War College 1986 - 2004.  Currently Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author and co-author of five books on international relations. (See also individual statement above.)


Mark Graf
 – Former Security Supervisor, Planner, and Derivative Classifier, Department of Energy.  Former Chairman of the Rocky Flats (DOE) Physical Security Systems Working Group from 1990 through 1995.


Gilbert M. Graham 
– Retired Special Agent, Counterintelligence, FBI. 24-year FBI career.


Diane Kleiman
 – Former Special Agent, US Customs.


Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret) 
– Former Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Also served on the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency. 20-year Air Force veteran.  (See also individual statement above.)


Lynne A. Larkin
 – Former CIA Operations Officer.  Served in several CIA foreign stations and in the CIA's counter-intelligence center helping chair a multi-agency task force and seminars on coordinating intelligence among intelligence and crime prevention agencies.


David MacMichael, PhD 
– Former Senior Estimates Officer with special responsibility for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the CIA's National Intelligence Council.  Former Captain, U.S. Marine Corps.


Raymond L. McGovern 
– Former Chairman, National Intelligence Estimates, CIA, responsible for preparing the President’ Daily Brief (PDB) for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.  27-year CIA veteran. Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer.  (See also individual statementabove.)


Theodore J. Pahle 
– Former Senior Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency.  His 37-year intelligence career was exclusively as a HUMINT (Human Intelligence) operations officer with DIA, Office of Naval Intelligence and U.S. Army Intelligence.  He is a Middle East and Latin American operations specialist.  Today, he continues to support the HUMINT effort as a contract instructor.


Behrooz Sarshar 
– Retired Language Translation Specialist, performing Farsi translations for counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations dealing with Iran and Afghanistan, FBI.


Brian F. Sullivan
 – Retired Special Agent and Risk Management Specialist, FAA.  Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police.


Commander Larry J. Tortorich, U.S. Navy (ret)
 – Former Deputy Program Manager for Logistics – Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.  24-year Navy career in the fields of aviation and counterterrorism.  Two years as a federal employee with DHS/TSA in the fields of security and counterterrorism.


Jane A. Turner 
– Retired Special Agent, FBI.  24-year FBI career.


John B. Vincent 
– Retired Special Agent, Counterterrorism, FBI.  27-year FBI career.


Fred Whitehurst, JD, PhD 
– Retired Supervisory Special Agent / Laboratory Forensic Examiner, FBI.  16-year FBI career.  Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer.


Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret) 
– Retired Army officer and former U.S. Diplomat.  Served 13 years on active duty with the U.S. Army and 16 years in the U.S. Army Reserves.  She was a member of the International law team in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada and served in Panama and Somalia.  She joined the Foreign Service in 1987 and served as Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Afghanistan.  She helped reopen the US Embassy in Kabul in December, 2001.  One of three U.S. State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March, 2003.  (See also individual statement above.)


Matthew J. Zipoli 
– Special Response Team (SRT) Officer, DOE.   Vice President, Security Police Officer's Association, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS


Max Cleland
Senator Max Cleland

Senator Max Cleland
 – Former member of the 9/11 Commission, resigned in December 2003.  Currently serves on the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.  U.S. Senator from Georgia 1997 - 2002.  Secretary of State of Georgia 1982 - 1996.  Administrator of the U.S. Veterans Administration 1977 - 1981.  Former Captain, U.S. Army.  Awarded Silver Star and Bronze Star for bravery in Viet Nam.  Triple amputee from war injuries.
  • Article New York Times 10/26/03: "As each day goes by, we learn that this government knew a whole lot more about these terrorists before Sept. 11 than it has ever admitted."http://www.commondreams.org

  • Article Boston Globe 11/13/03: "If this decision stands [to limit access to White House documents], I, as a member of the [9/11] Commission, cannot look any American in the eye, especially family members of victims, and say the Commission had full access. This investigation is now compromised. . . . This is `The Gong Show'; this isn't protection of national security." http://www.

  • Article Salon 11/21/03: Regarding the 9/11 Commission "It is a national scandal." http://dir.salon.com

  • Resigned from the 9/11 Commission, 12/03, after having served on it for 12 months.  Former Senator Bob Kerrey from Nebraska was selected to replace him.  The 9/11 Commission Report was issued 7 months later.

  • Interview Democracy Now 3/23/04: "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."  http://www.democracynow.org

  • Bio: http://memory.loc.gov


Bob Kerrey
Senator Bob Kerrey

Senator Bob Kerrey
 – Appointed to the 9/11 Commission upon the resignation of Senator Max Cleland in December 2003 and served on the Commission during the final seven months of its 19-month existence.  U.S. Senator from Nebraska 1989 - 2000.  Governor of Nebraska 1983 - 1987.  Unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992.  Former member, Navy SEAL special forces 1966 - 1969, serving in Vietnam.  Combat injuries resulted in the amputation of the lower part of one leg.  Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life" for his service in Vietnam.  Currently, President, New School University 2001 - present.
  • Statement of Richard Greene, Air America Radio host 3/2/08:
    "Now I went to Senator Kerrey and I said. "Senator --" because he's associated with Air America -- I said, "Senator, are you still believing that there wasn't enough time and enough money to do an investigation?" 
    And he said, "Absolutely." 
    I said, "Are you calling for a new investigation?" 
    And he said, "No, Richard, I am going further than that." He said, "I am calling for a permanent 9/11 Commission." 
    And I said, "Senator, is this public? Can I announce that on the air? And are you willing to come on the air and say that?" 
    And he said, "Yes." http://www.youtube.com

  • Newsweek article by Philip Shenon 3/23/09: 
    "The [9/11] commission appears to have ignored obvious clues throughout 2003 and 2004 that its account of the 9/11 plot and Al Qaeda's history relied heavily on information obtained from detainees who had been subjected to torture, or something not far from it. ... 
    That has troubling implications for the credibility of the commission's final report. In intelligence circles, testimony obtained through torture is typically discredited; research shows that people will say anything under threat of intense physical pain. 
    And yet it is a distinct possibility that Al Qaeda suspects who were the exclusive source of information for long passages of the commission's report may have been subjected to "enhanced" interrogation techniques, or at least threatened with them, becauseof the 9/11 Commission. ...
    Footnotes in the panel's report indicate when information was obtained from detainees interrogated by the CIA. An analysis by NBC News found that more than a quarter of the report's footnotes—441 of some 1,700—referred to detainees who were subjected to the CIA's "enhanced" interrogation program, including the trio who were waterboarded. 
    Commission members note that they repeatedly pressed the Bush White House and CIA for direct access to the detainees, but the administration refused. So the commission forwarded questions to the CIA, whose interrogators posed them on the panel's behalf. ... 
    Former senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, a Democrat on the commission, told me last year he had long feared that the investigation depended too heavily on the accounts of Al Qaeda detainees who were physically coerced into talking. While he thought the commission's larger narrative about the September 11 attacks held up, "there's reason now to suspect that we may have gotten some of the details wrong" about the 9/11 plot and about Al Qaeda. 
    Kerrey said it might take "a permanent 9/11 commission" to end the remaining mysteries of September 11."http://www.newsweek.com
  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kerrey


Terrill Arnold
Terrell E. Arnold, MA

Terrell (Terry) E. Arnold, MA – Former Deputy Director, Office of Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Planning, U.S. State Department. Former Chairman, Department of International Studies, National War College. Graduate of the National War College. Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. Department of State. He has served as a security and crisis management consultant for several Fortune 500 companies. He also served as a crisis management consultant for several Federal agencies, including The State Department, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Customs Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korean conflict. Author, co-author, and editor of Fighting Back: Winning the War Against Terrorism (1986), Beyond the Iran-Contra Crisis : The Shape of U. S. Anti-Terrorism Policy in the Post-Reagan Era (1988),The Violence Formula: Why People Lend Sympathy and Support to Terrorism (1990), Think About Terrorism: The New Warfare (1991), A World Less Safe: Essays on Conflict in the 21st Century (2005).
  • Essay It is Vital to Move Beyond 911  7/3/07: 
    "More than five years after the fact, Washington leadership keeps the American people fixated on the events of 9/11. They have brought us no closer than we were on September 12, 2001 to resolving how it was executed and by what enemy. They tell us repeatedly that it was the work of al Qaida, but they have yet to show us the proofs. They told us the official version of what happened that day, but their story is laced with contradictions, and the facts visible on the ground at the time belie much of the official account. Our leadership gave us a Sopranos blank screen ending to a terrible tragedy, while working below the radar to avoid our established laws and slowly to destroy our democratic institutions. Every American must look carefully at the pattern of decay that began with 9/11. ... 
    As an alleged post 9/11 defense, the War on Terrorism is a gigantic fraud. ... 
    We cannot let a single criminal act, the facts and perpetrators of which are still obscure, destroy our society. With all respect due to those who lost family and friends in the attacks of 9/11, there is no evident search for justice, truth or our future safety in the US government actions outlined in this paper. Instead we are watching the most brutal power games of our times that benefit the few at the expense of the rest of us."  http://www.rense.com

  • Interview Leading Counter-Terrorism Expert and Former High-Level Official Slams War on Terror and Questions 9/11 Washington's Blog 2/3/09: 
    Question: What facts or observations make you doubt that the official government story does not fully explain how 9/11 was carried out? 
    Terry Arnold: The nature of events in New York. The buildings falling down. I'm not satisfied by the notion that planes hitting buildings constructed as these would have caused them to collapse. The last building to fall was not even attacked. 
    Question: Now let's address the question of who carried out the attacks. You write, "They tell us repeatedly that it [9/11] was the work of al Qaida, but they have yet to show us the proofs." 
    As a counter-terrorism expert, what sort of proofs would you expect the government to show if al Qaeda had carried out the 9/11 attacks - at least without the help of any state? 
    Terry Arnold: There is a lot of work in getting sixteen people ready to commit voluntary and simultaneous suicide. The case has not been made. The official story is not persuasive because it does not address the real issues of complexity. 
    Question: You also say, "They told us the official version of what happened that day, but their story is laced with contradictions, and the facts visible on the ground at the time belie much of the official account." 
    What contradictions do you see with the official version of 9/11? And what facts belie the official account? 
    Terry Arnold: The sheer mechanics of the event. The chances of two buildings of that height and structure merely collapsing in their own footprint are extremely slim. 
  • Bio: Library of Congress


Angelo Codevilla
Angelo M. Codevilla, PhD

Angelo M. Codevilla, PhD – Former U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer specializing in U.S. intelligence operations in Western Europe. Member of President-Elect Ronald Reagan's Transition Team within the State Department and principal author of the team's report on intelligence. Former Staff Member, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee dealing with oversight of the intelligence services 1977 - 1985. Former U.S. Naval Officer. Currently Vice Chairman of the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors. 
Professor of International Relations, Boston University 1995 - present. Fellow of the Claremont Institute. Former academic appointments include Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University; Senior Research Fellow for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; Assistant Professor, Grove City College; and Assistant Professor, North Dakota State College. 
Senior Editor of The American Spectator. Author of Advice to War Presidents: A Remedial Course in Statecraft (2009), No Victory, No Peace (2004), The Character of Nations: How Politics Makes and Breaks Prosperity, Family, and Civility (2000), Between The Alps and a Hard Place (2000), The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli, translated by Angelo Codevilla (1995), Informing Statecraft: Intelligence for a New Century (1992), While Others Build: The Commonsense Approach to the Strategic Defence Initiative (1988), Modern France (1974). Co-author of War: Ends and Means (1988), Arms Control Delusion (1987).
  • Essay in The American Spectator  3/13/09: 
    "Seven years after Osama bin Laden's last verifiable appearance among the living, there is more evidence for Elvis's presence among us than for his. Hence there is reason to ask whether the paradigm of Osama bin Laden as terrorism's deus ex machina and of al Qaeda as the prototype of terrorism may be an artifact of our Best and Brightest's imagination, and whether investment in this paradigm has kept our national security establishment from thinking seriously about our troubles' sources. So let us take a fresh look at the fundamentals.
    Negative evidence alone compels the conclusion that Osama is long since dead. Since October 2001, when Al Jazeera's Tayseer Alouni interviewed him, no reputable person reports having seen him—not even after multiple-blind journeys through intermediaries. The audio and video tapes alleged to be Osama's never convinced impartial observers. The guy just does not look like Osama. Some videos show him with a Semitic aquiline nose, while others show him with a shorter, broader one. Next to that, differences between colors and styles of beard are small stuff. 
    Nor does the tapes' Osama sound like Osama. In 2007 Switzerland's Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, which does computer voice recognition for bank security, compared the voices on 15 undisputed recordings of Osama with the voices on 15 subsequent ones attributed to Osama, to which they added two by native Arab speakers who had trained to imitate him and were reading his writings. All of the purported Osama recordings (with one falling into a gray area) differed clearly from one another as well as from the genuine ones. By contrast, the CIA found all the recordings authentic. It is hard to imagine what methodology might support this conclusion. 
    Also in 2007, Professor Bruce Lawrence, who heads Duke University's religious studies program, argued in a book on Osama's messages that their increasingly secular language is inconsistent with Osama's Wahhabism. Lawrence noted as well that the Osama figure in the December 2001 video, which many have taken as his assumption of responsibility for 9/11, wears golden rings—decidedly un-Wahhabi. He also writes with the wrong hand. Lawrence concluded that the messages are fakes, and not very good ones. The CIA has judged them all good. 
    Above all, whereas Elvis impersonators at least sing the King's signature song, "You ain't nutin' but a hound dawg," the words on the Osama tapes differ substantively from what the real Osama used to say—especially about the most important matter. On September 16, 2001, on Al Jazeera, Osama said of 9/11: "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation." Again, in the October interview with Tayseer Alouni, he limited his connection with 9/11 to ideology: "If they mean, or if you mean, that there is a link as a result of our incitement, then it is true. We incite…" But in the so-called "confession video" that the CIA found in December, the Osama figure acts like the chief conspirator. The fact that the video had been made for no self-evident purpose except perhaps to be found by the Americans should have raised suspicion. Its substance, the celebratory affirmation of a responsibility for 9/11 that Osama had denied, should also have weighed against the video's authenticity. Why would he wait to indict himself until after U.S. forces and allies had secured Afghanistan? But the CIA acted as if it had caught Osama red-handed." http://spectator.org

  • Bio: http://www.claremont.org

Edward Peck
Edward L. Peck

Edward L. Peck
 – Deputy Director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism under President Ronald Reagan.  Former Deputy Coordinator, Covert Intelligence Programs at the State Department. U.S. Ambassador and Chief of Mission to Iraq (1977 - 1980).  32-year veteran of the Foreign Service.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Peck

Morton Goulder
Morton Goulder

Morton Goulder
 (1921 - 2008) – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Warning under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter (1973 - 1977). Served as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy.  Founder of Sanders Associates.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article


Marcus Raskin
Marcus Raskin, JD

Marcus Raskin, JD 
– Former member of the special staff of the National Security Council in President Kennedy’s Administration.  Senior Fellow and Professor of Policy Studies, George Washington University.  Co-founder and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies.  Advisor to the Episcopal Urban Bishops.  Former member of the Presidential Commission on Education and advisor to the Bureau of the Budget and the Office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President.  Author, co-author and editor of more than 20 books on national security and domestic affairs, including The Four Freedoms under Siege: The Clear and Present Danger from Our National Security State (2006), In Democracy's Shadow: The Secret World of National Security (2005), Liberalism (2003), Visions and Revisions: Reflections on Culture and Democracy at the End of the Century (1998), Abolishing the War System (1992), The Common Good: Its Politics, Policies, and Philosophy (1986), The Politics of National Security (1979).


Steve Pieczenik

Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD


Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD – Served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter and Senior Policy Planner under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (41). Former Colonel, U.S. Army.
Dr. Pieczenik trained in Psychiatry at Harvard and has both an MD from Cornell University Medical College and a PhD in International Relations from M.I.T. 
During his career as a senior State Department official, Dr. Pieczenik utilized his unique abilities and expertise to develop strategies and tactics that were instrumental in resolving major conflicts in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States. 
Dr. Pieczenik was the principal International Crisis Manager and Hostage Negotiator under Secretaries of State Kissinger and Vance. During this time he developed conflict resolution techniques that were instrumental in saving over five hundred hostages in different terrorist episodes, including the Hanafi Moslem Seizure in Washington, DC, the TWA Croatian Hijacking, the Aldo Moro Kidnapping, the JRA Hijacking, the PLO Hijacking, and many other incidents involving terrorists such as Idi Amin, Muammar Quaddafi, Carlos, FARC, Abu Nidal and Saddam Hussein. 
Dr. Pieczenik helped develop negotiation strategies for major U.S. - Soviet arms control summits under the Reagan administration. He was also involved in advising senior officials on important psycho-political dynamics and conflict mediation strategies for President Carter's successful Camp David Peace Conference. In 1991, Dr. Pieczenik was a chief architect of the Cambodian Peace Conference in Paris. He is currently an advisor to the Department of Defense. 
Dr. Pieczenik is also a critically acclaimed author of psycho-political thrillers and the co-creator of the New York Times best-selling "Tom Clancy's Op-Center" and "Tom Clancy's Net Force" book series. His novels are based on his twenty years experience in resolving international crises for four U.S. administrations. Other novels include:Terror Counter Terror (2007), My Beloved Talleyrand: The Life of a Scoundrel by His Last Mistress (co-authored with Roberta Rovner - Pieczenik 2005), State of Emergency (1997), Pax Pacifica (1995),Maximum Vigilance (1994), Blood Heat (1989), The Mind Palace(1987), Active Measures (as Alexander Court 2001), Active Pursuit (as Alexander Court 2002). Non-fiction works include: My Life is Great. Why Do I Feel So Awful? (1990).
  • Interviewed by Paul Joseph Watson on The Alex Jones Show  5/5/11: 
    "It's very rare to have a host like Alex Jones who had the bravery to bring me on ten years ago right after 9/11 when I pronounced not only was 9/11 a false flag and stand down operation which most Americans now realize, but at the same time, part of the whole scenario of the psyops war as that was created by Bush Junior and before that Clinton, quite frankly because he was involved, was the fact that Osama bin Laden had been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome... with a lifespan very short. ... And at the time that 9/11 occurred he was imminently dying and then by the time Tora Bora came in (December 2001), he was already dead. ... [at 1:00] 
    What's important to understand at this point, right now, for the public. We have been safe for over 30 to 40 years. Nothing and no one has ever attacked the United States. The only people who attacked the United States was George Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. ... [at 10:50] 
    But I didn't expect ten years later for another delusionary panderer called the President [Obama], a politician, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, to continue this nonsensical story that we had been attacked by Muslims, which we hadn't been. We were attacked by our own people in a false flag operation. ... [at 11:40] 
    The issue at hand now is still more important. We have to stop this government and other governments from continuing to deceive, deny, and continuously manipulate the American public." [at 12:20]http://www.prisonplanet.com

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Pieczenik

  • Personal Website: http://www.stevepieczenik.com


Louis Freeh
Louis Freeh

Louis Freeh 
– Director of the FBI, 1993 - 2001.  Former U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, appointed by President George H.W. Bush.  Former Deputy United States Attorney in New York. Former FBI agent. Former officer in the United States Army JAG Corps Reserve.
  • Essay An Incomplete Investigation - Why did the 9/11 Commission ignore "Able Danger"? Wall Street Journal11/17/05: "Even the most junior investigator would immediately know that the name and photo ID of Atta in 2000 is precisely the kind of tactical intelligence the FBI has many times employed to prevent attacks and arrest terrorists. Yet the 9/11 Commission inexplicably concluded that it "was not historically significant." This astounding conclusion--in combination with the failure to investigate Able Danger and incorporate it into its findings--raises serious challenges to the commission's credibility and, if the facts prove out, might just render the commission historically insignificant itself. … No wonder the 9/11 families were outraged by these revelations and called for a "new" commission to investigate." http://www.opin

  • Interview Lou Dobbs Tonight CNN 11/30/05: Regarding the Able Danger anti-terrorism data mining program. 
    Lou Dobbs: Why is there this reaction to what is called by more than half of our congressmen and women, to open up and to allow our elected representatives to know what happened? 
    Louis Freeh: Well, it's a great question. I mean, the issue here, which was the issue when the 9/11 commission first responded to this, is they obviously missed something. They obviously didn't consider what at least is a very important allegation. 
    Their response to it, it was historically insignificant. Historically insignificant that an intelligence unit may have identified by name and photo, Mohamed Atta a year before the 9/11 hijackings as a member of al Qaeda in the United States. 
    Lou Dobbs: Tim Roemer, Slade Gorton, other members of the 9/11 commission have said they just had no hard evidence to deal with here. How do you respond? 
    Louis Freeh: I disagree with that. I was a prosecutor and an FBI agent for many, many years. I deal in facts. You have two witnesses. You have United States Naval Academy graduate,Captain Phillpott, you have Lieutenant Colonel Shaffer, an army intelligence officer. These aren't data loaders, these are intelligence experts who both have said, unequivocally, this unit identified Mohammed Atta by name and possibly photo in mid 2000. 
    To say that they don't have any documents to prove their case, these aren't informants that we have to verify their credibility. We have testimonial evidence, which, as a prosecutor, that's more potent sometimes than documentary evidence. 
    Lou Dobbs: You were director of the FBI until June of 2001. Were you ever aware of Able Danger? Was the FBI ever given any reason to sense that there was some military intelligence or military intelligence evidence or suggestion that there would be an attack or some relationship to Mohamed Atta? 
    Louis Freeh: Absolutely not. Myself, but also my former colleagues and current FBI colleagues, we read about this in the newspapers in August of this year. And what is very significant here Lou -- which is a point that has been made, and which I think you made -- we had officers at Able Danger who made appointments, actually made appointments to go to the FBI and share this intelligence in 2000 and those appointments were canceled. 
    It had to be a very powerful stimulus, this intelligence and information, to make these officers want to really breach the chain of command and go directly to the FBI. We'd like to know why those appointments were canceled." http://transcripts.cnn.com

  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See alsoRep. Curt WeldonLt. Col. Anthony ShafferCapt. Scott J. Phillpott,Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.

  • Bio: http://www.fbi.gov/libref/directors/freeh.htm


Walter Mondale
Vice President Walter Mondale

Vice President Walter Mondale 
– 42nd Vice President of the United States 1977 - 1981. Democratic Party nominee for President 1984. U.S. Senator from Minnesota 1965 - 1977. Ambassador to Japan 1993 - 1996. U.S. Army veteran.
  • Interviewed by Minnesota We Are C.H.A.N.G.E  2/3/08: 
    Question:  Would you support a new investigation into 9/11? 
    Vice President Mondale:  Yeah, because, "Why did it happen?" We need that phase two. They never did it. 
    Question:  All right! 
    Vice President Mondale:  Right.
    http://www.youtube.com

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Mondale


Mike Gravel
Senator Mike Gravel

Senator Mike Gravel 
– Former U.S. Senator from Alaska 1969 - 1980. Candidate for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination.  Most well known for entering over 4,000 pages of the Pentagon Papers into the U.S. Senate record, thus making public the secret official study that revealed the lies and manipulations of successive U.S. administrations that misled the country into the Vietnam War.  (See also Daniel Ellsberg.)  Also known for his successful one-man filibuster for five months in 1971 that forced the Nixon administration to cut a deal, effectively ending the draft (military conscription) in the United States.  Former Member, Alaska House of Representatives 1962-1966, elected Speaker in 1965.  Former Counter-Intelligence officer, U.S. Army. Founder, The Democracy Foundation.  Author of Citizen Power: A People's Platform (1972), Pentagon Papers, In Four Volumes: The Defense Department History of United States Decisionmaking on Vietnam (1971), Jobs and More Jobs (1968).  Contributing author toThe Case for a Nuclear Moratorium (1974).
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: 
    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned. 
    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations. 
    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response. 
    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed. 
    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

  • Video interview by Davis Fleetwood 7/23/07: 
    Question:  53% of the Americans in the New York Times / CBS [poll] think the government is lying to them about 9/11.  Why is that question not asked at these debates? 
    Senator Gravel:  I don't know.  They don't want to ask it.  And I pledge to the people who are concerned about that, that should I become President, we're going to have a new investigation.   
    Question:  Do we know the whole truth about 9/11? 
    Senator Gravel:  Hell, no!    http://www.youtube.com
  • Video interview on INN World Report (New York) 2/15/08: 
    Lenny Charles:  In New York, we have a ballot initiative coming forward.  They're collecting signatures from New York citizens to have a new 9/11 investigation.  And you've been asked to be a Commissioner if that investigation goes forward.  What are your thoughts on that? 
    Senator Gravel:  I have told the leaders of this organization, Les Jamison and Dr. Pepper, I would be honored to serve on that Commission.  And I hope the citizens of New York pass this initiative.  And I don't know if they'll be able to overcome the powers of the Federal government, but I tell you, if I become President of the United States, that Commission will be created in spades. 
    We will have a Commission that will re-examine not only what happened at 9/11 and post-9/11, but how -- re-examining all of the intelligence prior to 9/11 -- why the failure took place.  And they'll subpoena anybody and everybody and they'll put them under oath, starting from the President of the United States on down.  And if there's any perjury taking place or criminality is discovered, we'll prosecute them from the President on down to the fullest extent of the law.  And if they go to jail, they go to jail.
    At about the 80% point in the video http://innworldreport.net

  • Endorser of and proposed Commissioner of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative 11/08: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report. 
    WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and 
    WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ... 
    An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."

  • Presidential campaign website: http://www.gravel2008.us/

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Gravel


Lincoln Chafee
Senator Lincoln Chafee

Senator Lincoln Chafee 
– 
U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1999 - 2006.  Served on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Environment and Public Works.  Currently a distinguished visiting fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.
  • Endorser of and proposed Commissioner of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative 11/08: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report. 
    WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and 
    WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ... 
    An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."

  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov


Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, JD

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, JD 
– 
U.S. Senator from New York 2009 - present.  Appointed by Governor David Paterson on January 23, 2009, to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, who had been appointed United States Secretary of State. Member of Senate committees; Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Committee on Environment and Public Works, Committee on Foreign Relations, Special Committee on Aging. Twice-elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives 2007 - 2009. Former Special Counsel to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Video interview by Manny Badillo, We Are Change: New York 5/30/09: 
    Manny Badillo: Close to 8 years ago, I lost my loved one in the World Trade Center, Thomas Joseph Sgroi, the mentor of our family. 70% of family members' questions were never answered during the Commission hearings. Just recently, Vice President Biden was handed a paper -- a study that was done -- that proves that there were explosives found in the debris of the World Trade Center. I'm asking you how you feel, given the fact that family members, first responders, scientists, and even your colleagues feel that there should be a new and open investigation into what happened in New York City on 9/11; Do you support a new investigation into what happened? 
    Senator Gillibrand: Well, based on what you just told me in that 70% of families' questions weren't answered, I think those questions should be answered. So if that means another review or a fuller hearing or more opportunities for the families I will support that because I do think it's important that every family member has every question answered. 
    Manny Badillo: Would your office accept the study to be able to take a look at the study and review? 
    Senator Gillibrand: I will certainly look at the study and review it. Absolutely. 
    Manny Badillo: And also there's the James Zadroga bill that's on the Senate floor right now. It's supporting the tens of thousands of sick and dying hero first responders that went in to rescue my uncle. 
    Senator Gillibrand: I'm carrying that bill and I carry it from Senator Clinton -- Secretary Clinton -- and I'm working with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney on the House side to actually pass a 9/11 health bill. It's really important that the first responders have the health care they need. 
    Manny Badillo: One more question. We have a petition that's taking place right in New York City to get on the November ballot the ability for New York City voters to decide whether or not to have that 9/11 investigation with subpoena power, privately funded. Do you support the efforts of over 40,000, so far, New York City residents in having the question whether or not to a 9/11 investigation in New York City on the November ballot? 
    Senator Gillibrand: I would very much like to look at that issue because that sounds like something voters really should be part of the discussion. Will you give me that information so I can review it?
    http://www.youtube.com

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Gillibrand


Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

Senator Charles Schumer 
– 
U.S. Senator from New York 1999 - present.  Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Member of the Judiciary Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.  Vice Chairman of the Joint House - Senate Economic Committee. Former Congressman from New York 1981 - 1999. Former Member of the New York State Assembly 1975 - 1980. Author of Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time (2007).
  • Article by Peter Duveen Sen. Schumer lends qualified support to a new 9-11 investigation 4/18/09: 
    "U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) said yesterday that while he was positively disposed toward a new investigation into the events of 9-11, his support for such a probe would depend on the form it would take. ... 
    "I think it's not a bad idea," Schumer said. "You know, you've got to do it in a good way, but yes, I'd be for it." 
    Schumer qualified his remarks by noting that his support would depend upon the manner in which the investigation was structured. "I'd have to see the parameters of the investigation and all that," he said. He briefly mentioned "finding body parts," which may have referred to the discovery in 2006 that the roof of the Deutsche Bank building near the former site of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center was strewn with human remains from 9-11."http://www.petersnewyork.com

  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov


Bob Graham
Senator Bob Graham

Senator Bob Graham
 – Former U.S. Senator from Florida 1987 - 2004.  Former Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.  Co-Chairman of the Joint House-Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (JICI) that investigated the events of 9/11.  Former Governor of Florida 1979 - 1986
  • Article Salon 9/8/04: "As the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman during the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and the run-up to the Iraq war, Sen. Bob Graham tried to expose what he came to believe were national security coverups and manipulations by the Bush administration. But he discovered that it was hard to reveal a coverup playing by the rules. Much of the evidence the Florida Democrat needed to buttress his arguments was being locked away, he found, under the veil of politically motivated classification. ... 
    Question by Mary Jacoby:
     You write about the Bush administration's suppression of the joint House-Senate intelligence panel's findings on Saudi Arabian links to 9/11. What exactly was suppressed, and why? 
    Bob Graham: In general terms it included the details of why we [on the committee] had raised suspicion that the Saudi government and various representatives of Saudi interests had supported some of the hijackers -- and might have supported all of them. My own personal conclusion was that the evidence of official Saudi support for at least two of the terrorists in San Diego was, as one CIA agent said, incontrovertible. ... 
    The White House played a heavy role throughout not only our investigation but the investigation of the 9/11 commission."http://dir.salon.com

  • Article Boston Globe 9/5/04: "Two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers had a support network in the United States that included agents of the Saudi government, and the Bush administration and FBI blocked a congressional investigation into that relationship, Senator Bob Graham wrote in a book to be released Tuesday. 
    The discovery of the financial backing of the two hijackers "would draw a direct line between the terrorists and the government of Saudi Arabia, and trigger an attempted coverup by the Bush administration," the Florida Democrat wrote. 
    And in Graham's book, "Intelligence Matters," obtained by The Miami Herald yesterday, he makes clear that some details of that financial support from Saudi Arabia were in the 27 pages of the congressional inquiry's final report that were blocked from release by the administration, despite the pleas of leaders of both parties on the House and Senate intelligence committees."http://www.boston.com

  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Congresswoman Cynthia McKinneyMajor John NewmanWilliam Bergman, and Michael Meacher.

  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov...


Mark Dayton
Senator Mark Dayton

Senator Mark Dayton
 – Former U.S. Senator from Minnesota 2001 - 2006.  Member, Senate Committee on Armed Services and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Services.
  • Interviewed by Minnesota We Are C.H.A.N.G.E  2/3/08: 
    Question:  Do you support a new investigation into 9/11? 
    Senator Mark Dayton:  You know I'm not a Senator any more, but I would support one. 
    Question:  Personally? 
    Senator Mark Dayton:  Yeah, personally. 
    Question:  Excellent. Have you heard the evidence of a cover-up? 
    Senator Mark Dayton:  Nothing I would hear would surprise me.
    http://www.youtube.com

  • Senate Hearings on the 9/11 Commission Report 7/31/04: 
    "They [NORAD] lied to the American people, they lied to Congress and they lied to your 9/11 Commission. ... For almost three years now NORAD officials and FAA officials have been able to hide their critical failures that left this country defenseless during two of the worst hours in our history." http://www.911truth

  • Editor's note: On August 1, 2006, Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission said, "We, to this day, don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us.  It was just so far from the truth. ... It's one of those loose ends that never got tied." Link  Despite the many public statements by 9/11 Commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded for lying to the 9/11 Commission.

  • Article Star Tribune 7/31/04: "Dayton, a former Minnesota state auditor, called the FAA's and NORAD's failures "the most gross incompetence and dereliction of responsibility and negligence that I've ever, under those extreme circumstances, witnessed in the public sector." http://www.911readingroom.org

  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov


Patrick Leahy
Senator Patrick Leahy, JD

Senator Patrick Leahy, JD 
– U.S. Senator from Vermont 1974 - present.  Chairman, Judiciary Committee. Former Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
  • Interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now 9/29/06: 
    "For one thing, we would have been asking the questions about what's been going on for six years. We've had a rubberstamp congress that automatically has given the President anything he wants, because nobody's asked questions. Nobody's asked the questions that are in the Woodward book that's coming out this weekend, where you find all the mistakes were made because they will acknowledge no mistakes. The Republicans control both the House and the Senate. They will not call hearings. They won't try to find out how did Halliburton walk off with billions of dollars in cost overruns in Iraq. Why did the Bush administration refuse to send the body armor our troops needed in Iraq? Why did they send inferior material? 
    And, of course, the two questions that the Congress would not ask, because the Republicans won't allow it, is, why did 9/11 happen on George Bush's watch when he had clear warnings that it was going to happen? Why did they allow it to happen? And secondly, when they had Osama bin Laden cornered, why didn't they get him? Had there been an independent congress, one that could ask questions, these questions would have been asked years ago."http://www.democracynow.org
  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov


Walter Peterson
Gov. Walter Peterson

Gov. Walter Peterson 
– 81st Governor of New Hampshire 1969 - 1973. Former Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving as Majority Leader 1963 - 1964 and as Speaker 1965 - 1968. After government experience served as President, Franklin Pierce College (20 years) and as Trustee of the University System of New Hampshire (12 years). U.S. Navy Veteran, World War II.
  • Article "9/11 Effort to Go On in Peterborough NH"Monadnock Ledger-Transcript 5/13/10: 
    "Their petition article failed at the polls Tuesday, but the eight Peterborough members of the Monadnock 9/11 Truth Alliance say they are not backing down.
    “We are delighted that about a third of the people think this was something worth looking into,” Karin Wells said. “We will continue to educate and tell people. ... It’s swimming upstream. It’s so hard.”
    The petition article on Tuesday’s Town Meeting ballot asked voters to send a message to the government by asking the town to instruct the state Congressional Delegation to pursue a new and independent investigation to address thoroughly all of the evidence and unanswered questions related to the events of Sept. 11 2001. ... 
    “We’re pleased that Gov. [Walter] Peterson is among our ranks. We think that it’s an indicator of how more and more politicians are realizing the weight of this issue,” Jay Iselin said.
    Peterson, who signed the petition, told the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript yesterday that he did not expect the petition article to pass, but that asking questions when you have doubts is always the right thing to do.
    “You should question some things if they don’t make sense,” he said. “I don’t think it’s unpatriotic.”
    Peterson said both he and his wife, Dorothy, decided to support the petition article after watching one of the videos of the collapse of the Twin Towers, which he said looks like a controlled demolition to them. “That raised questions because that’s not how a building would fall if it was attacked,” Peterson said. “Both Dorothy and I had viewed the video and there were certainly a lot of serious questions raised about what happened there.”
    “Most people don’t want to bother. But I think if you raise a question, if you really have a doubt, you should say it,” Peterson said." http://nhtruth.blogspot.com
  • Bio: http://www.nh.gov


Jesse Ventura
Gov. Jesse Ventura

Gov. Jesse Ventura
 – 38th Governor of Minnesota 1999 - 2003.  Member, U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team 12 (precursor to SEAL) 1969 - 1975. U.S. Navy Reserves, SEAL Team 1.
Former professional wrestler and actor. The Running Man (1987),Predator (1987).  Author or co-author of I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom up (2000), Quotations of Chairman Jesse (2000), Do I Stand Alone?: Going to the Mat Against Political Pawns and Media Jackals (2001), Jesse Ventura Tells It Like It Is: America's Most Outspoken Governor Speaks Out About Government (2002), The New Prohibition: Voices of Dissent Challenge the Drug War (2004).
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: 
    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned. 
    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations. 
    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response. 
    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed. 
    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

  • Interviewed on The Alex Jones Show 4/2/08: 
    "Appearing on The Alex Jones Show, Ventura said that his initial reaction to 9/11 was much like most people at the time, and he accepted the official story outright, a response he now regrets because he was in a position of power and could have used it to raise a lot of pointed questions. 
    "I kicked myself when it initially happened that the light didn't go off but I was so shocked that this thing had even taken place that I apologize for not being more aware," said Ventura, adding that watching Loose Change at the insistence of his son was part of the catalyst for his wake up call. 
    Host Alex Jones is executive producer of Loose Change (get it here), the most watched Internet movie of all time. Ventura said he ran through a rollercoaster of emotions when he saw the film. 
    "When I finally did watch it I went through every emotion you could imagine, from laughing, crying, getting sick to my stomach, to the whole emotional thing," said the former Governor. 
    "To me questions haven't been answered and are not being answered about 9/11," said Ventura, before highlighting the collapse of Building 7, a 47-story tall skyscraper that was not hit by a plane but collapsed in its own footprint in the late afternoon of September 11. 
    "Two planes struck two buildings .... but how is it that a third building fell 5 hours later?" asked Ventura, "How could this building just implode into its own footprint 5 hours later - that's my first question - the 9/11 Commission didn't even devote one page to that in their big volume of investigation," added the former Governor. 
    Ventura then explored how it was possible that all three buildings could rapidly collapse at almost free fall speed. 
    "How could those buildings fall at the speed of gravity - if you put a stopwatch on them, both of those World Trade Center buildings were on the ground in ten seconds - how can that be?" asked Ventura. 
    "If you took a billiard ball and dropped it from the height of the World Trade Center in a vacuum it would hit the ground in 9.3 seconds and if you took that same billiard ball and dropped it 10 stories at a time and merely stopped it and started it it would take 30 seconds - if you dropped it every floor of the World Trade Center to the ground, simply stopping and starting it on gravity it would take over 100 seconds to reach the ground," he surmised. 
    Having undergone Basic Underwater Demolition Seal training, Ventura is speaking from an experienced standpoint and he unequivocally stated that he thought the buildings were deliberately imploded.
    "Upon looking at the film in super-slow motion and the way the buildings fell and comparing that to the way that they do like a controlled demolition of a hotel in Las Vegas, they both fell identical."
    "I did watch the film of Building 7 going down and in my opinion there's no doubt that that building was brought down with demolition," said the former Governor. 
    Ventura also questioned the lack of wreckage outside of the Pentagon after Flight 77 allegedly struck the building. 
    "When I was watching Loose Change with a friend of mine - he happens to work for a company that helps build the Boeing airplanes and they said that when the engines completely disappeared and were destroyed, his response was, excuse my French - bullshit!," said Ventura. 
    "I turned to him and said why and he said because they're made of titanium steel - they can't disintegrate." http://prisonplanet.com

  • Video interview The Alex Jones Show 9/26/06: "The thing I question on 9/11 was simply the fact; where were our planes?  When all this was going on and planes were being hijacked an hour apart and there were four of them  They cover about a six-hour space.  At no time, to my knowledge, did we have any fighter planes up in the air.  Why? ... 
    In light of the fact that there was a cover-up that got us into the Viet Nam war and there was, in my opinion, a cover-up of John Kennedy's assassination, I would just say that I don't believe it's beyond reason to not at least consider that the government certainly would do things like that."http://www.infowars.com/articles

  • Interview Black Op Radio 8/20/04: "At first, again, I wanted to believe 9/11, you know. But the problem I have with 9/11 is just a real simple one. I'm trying to figure out -- and of course they're now attempting to answer it somewhat -- how we could have failed so miserably in not having air defense. ... 
    And the problem I have with 9/11 is that. Where the heck was our defense? Who was sleeping at the wheel? While all of these planes... I mean, I've been to air traffic control when I was Governor, and you've got a dozen people there looking at these dials, watching every plane in their sector. They know where it's going and they know what direction it's supposed to be going 
    Now, how is it that these planes were able to be hijacked at half hour intervals, turned directly opposite the way they're supposed to be going and no bells went off, no emergency sirens went off, no fighter jets were scrambled? Just what the hell happened in that area of time?! And that's the part that troubles me about 9/11. ... 
    I mean here's the Pentagon, the head of our military. How was this plane able to circle the city of Baltimore [sic] at least once, picking out a target, and then drive into it, and we didn't have -- nothing up in the air? There wasn't one scrambled fighter jet up there to defend in any way, shape, or form?" http://www.libertypost.org

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Ventura

Ramsey Clark
Ramsey Clark, MA, JD

Ramsey Clark, MA, JD 
– 66th United States Attorney General 1967 - 1969. Also served in the Department of Justice as the Assistant Attorney General of the Lands Division 1961 - 1965, and as Deputy Attorney General 1965 - 1967. Son of United States Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark. Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Article Has Truth Been Told About 9/11? by Saeed Shabazz at TheFinalCall.com 9/28/10:
    "After President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke before world leaders and the international press at the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly, an uproar followed and the United States expressed outrage at his remarks. 
    The U.S. media widely reported that the Iranian president accused the U.S. government of killing U.S. citizens in an attack on the World Trade Center in New York on the fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001. 
    But the world leader's question and message were much more nuanced and important than that—his core assertion was that a horrible attack that killed some 3,000 people and the U.S. response changed the world ... 
    President Ahmadinejad argued the changes in the world were so tremendous that the United Nations should be allowed to explore what happened on Sept. 11. ... 
    Still Mr. Ahmadinejad was mocked by most mainstream American news organizations, but not everyone accepts the "crackpot idea" characterization. Many believe a full and complete investigation of 9-11 is still needed. 
    "The truth is the truth regardless of the messenger; and the truth of the matter is that what really happened on September 11, 2001 is an issue that people cannot run away from," said Ramsey Clark, a former U.S. attorney general and co-founder of the International Action Center and founder of IndictBush.org
    "I don't think you can reject the issue because of the messenger," Mr. Clark added. "History does require that the facts have a proper review." http://www.finalcall.com

  • Bio: http://www.justice.gov/ag/aghistpage.php?id=65


Ron Paul
Congressman Ron Paul, MD

Congressman Ron Paul, MD
 – 9-term Congressman from Texas, 1979 - 1985, 1997 - present.  Candidate for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination.  Member of the House Financial Services Committee, the International Relations committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.  On the Financial Services Committee, he serves as the Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. 1988 Libertarian Party candidate for President.  Physician.  Former Flight Surgeon, U.S. Air Force.
  • Audio interview The Alex Jones Show 1/18/07: "Dr. Ron Paul, Texas Congressman exploring a run for President, appeared onThe Alex Jones Show Wednesday and had the following to say about 9/11: 
    Caller: I want a complete, impartial, and totally independent investigation of the events of September 11, 2001 . I'm tired of this bogus garbage about terrorism. Ask Michael Meacher about how he feels about this bogus war on terrorism. Can you comment on that please? 
    Congressman Paul: Well, that would be nice to have.  Unfortunately, we don't have that in place. It will be a little bit better now with the Democrats now in charge of oversight. But you know, for top level policy there's not a whole lot of difference between the two policies so a real investigation isn't going to happen. But I think we have to keep pushing for it. And like you and others, we see the investigations that have been done so far as more or less cover-up and no real explanation of what went on." http://www.total911.info 
  • Radio interview on Wake Up America with Pat Gorman 6/21/07:  In response to a caller's question about the 9/11 investigation. 
    Congressman Paul:  Well, I think he was asking about, you know, who ultimately is to blame and whether or not it deserves more investigation.  There was one investigation.  They spent a lot of money and very extensive and I think he indicated that they didn't even mention the third building that went down (WTC Building 7). 
    Government investigations, as a general rule, aren't very good because when the government does it, they generally protect the government.  And whether it's investigating 9/11, or, you know, Ruby Ridge, or Waco, they tend more to be coverups than anything else. 
    The truth is I don't know exactly all that transpired.  I don't know if anybody knows the absolute truth, but there's reason to be very suspect of what's happened.  And I am convinced that the 9/11 Commission Report did ignore some very, very important things like the third building, as well as why did those numerous Arabs from Saudi Arabia with the name of bin Laden get to go home when none of us were allowed on airplanes. That always amazed me, as well,  especially since the 15 out of 19 came from Saudi Arabia.   And then they turn around and they use this as an excuse to go into Iraq.  So, you know the whole thing, whether it's strictly 9/11 but it's the repercussions from 9/11 that led to the useless and needless war, that all needs looked into just for the sake of the future of our country. ... 
    Pat Gorman:  It seems that we've got this propaganda machine that has just started to really blow up and being out of control. Like, you know, tell them whatever we want them to hear. Don't tell them the truth. ... 
    Congressman Paul:  Yeah and I think that's true.  The only way that can work is you have to terrorize the people, our people, in a different way than, you know, what terrorism is really is all about, but we terrorize them by building up tremendous fear.  You know, "If you don't do something, if you don't give up your liberties and if you don't invade this country, we're all going to be blown up." You know, so they have to terrorize us and build great fear that something terrible is going to happen to our country unless we sacrifice our liberties and go to war."  http://media.putfile.com

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

  • Website: http://ronpaul2008.com/

  • Bio: http://www.house.gov/paul/bio.shtml


Dennis Kucinich
Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Congressman Dennis Kucinich
 – 6-term Congressman from Ohio.  Former mayor of Cleveland.  Candidate for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination.  Chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Member, Committee on Education and Labor.  2003 recipient of theGandhi Peace Award.
  • Video 6/10/07:  "Some time in September, at a date that will be as appropriate as possible, we're going to be holding what will be the first hearing in the Congress on two discrete issues relating to 9/11.  They have to do with financial issues."http://www.youtube.com/

  • Video interview with Justin A. Martell of Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth 4/5/07: 
    Justin A. Martell: Would you in any way maybe address the 9/11 Truth Movement? 
    Congressman Kucinich: First of all, you have to understand that all over the country people are concerned about whether or not they've been told the truth about 9/11.  And the way that the administration handled 9/11, taking us into a war against Iraq that had nothing to do with 9/11, deepened people's suspicions about the possibility there may have been a cover-up.  Because, why would the government lie about a cause for war?   And so, what I'm saying is that I respect the concerns people have about whether they've been told the truth or not. 
    Because I want to be President of the United States, I know that unless you address that lack of trust, you're not going to be able to successfully lead a nation.  And I want to be quite specific about this.  It's my intention as Chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee to focus in on two areas that I've -- there are a number of areas, probably dozens of areas that haven't been appropriately probed -- but I know of two, that I'm looking at.  I'm not at liberty to discuss exactly what they are, but our committee will hold hearings on two discreet areas that have major implications with respect to the story that Americans have been told about 9/11." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIS6UJ8kRlY

  • Article Times Union 3/26/07: "Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich predicted Sunday that by the time the New Hampshire primary arrives early next year, so many Americans will have tired of the war in Iraq that his peace platform will make him the choice for the Democratic nomination. ... 
    He also said that as chairman of a House subcommittee on domestic policy, he plans to launch an investigation of "a narrow portion" of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  He offered few details, but said his subcommittee would be looking at "a few, specific discrepancies in the public record."  The 9/11 Commission that published its final report in 2004 never resolved some conflicting facts, Kucinich said.  He announced his own look at 9/11 in answer to a question from an audience member.  The man complained that the 9/11 Commission was too tied to the Bush administration to offer an unbiased report, and Kucinich agreed." http://timesunion.com

  • Bio: http://kucinich.house.gov/Biography/


Curt Weldon
Congressman Curt Weldon

Congressman Curt Weldon 
– Former 10-term Congressman from Pennsylvania 1987 - 2006.  Former Vice Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.  Former Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
  • Article Fox News 8/28/05: Regarding the 9/11 Commission "There's something very sinister going on here that really troubles me," Weldon told FOX News on Thursday, blasting the Sept. 11 commission for not taking the claims more seriously. He said some panel members were trying to smear [Lt. Col. Anthony] Shaffer and Able Danger.  "What's the Sept. 11 commission got to hide?" Weldon asked." http://www.foxnews.com

  • Press conference transcript 9/17/05: Regarding the 9/11 Commission Report  "There's something wrong here, something tragically wrong.  The American people, the families, the country and the Congress need to know the truth, the whole truth, the complete truth. And so far we haven't gotten it. … Somebody's got to connect the dots and answer the questions. If the 9/11 Commission won't do it, then Congress has to do it." http://www.gl

  • Speech on the floor of Congress 10/19/05: "I am not a conspiracy theorist, but there is something desperately wrong, Mr. Speaker. There is something outrageous at work here. This is not a third-rate burglary of a political campaign headquarters. This involved what is right now the covering up of information that led to the deaths of 3,000 people, changed the course of history, led to the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, and has disrupted our country, our economy and people's lives." http://frwebgate

  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com.  See alsoLouis FreehLt. Col. Anthony ShafferCap. Scott J. PhillpottMajor Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.

  • Bio: http://www.montcogop.org


Cynthia McKinney
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
 – Former 6-term Congresswoman from Georgia 1993 - 2002, 2005 - 2006.  Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Member of the International Relations Committee.  Georgia state legislator 1988 - 1992.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: 
    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned. 
    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations. 
    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response. 
    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed. 
    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

  • Congressional Briefing 7/22/05: "Within days of the attacks, we were told that the perpetrators were from a terrorist network known as al-Qaeda. When reporters and members of the public asked for details, then Secretary of State Colin Powell promised that it would be made all clear to the world in a White Paper. 
    Nearly 4 years, and 2 wars later, we still have no official statement from the Bush administration on the specifics of who did it, who aided and financed them or what their origins are. 
    For the families who suffered so much loss this surely feels like adding insult to injury. They deserve to know everything that there is to be known about how their loved ones died. They fought for an investigation that would be non-partisan, independent, and that would get to the bottom of things. But, as work got underway, not only did the Commission run up against obstruction by the administration and non-cooperation from government agencies, many, if not most of the commissioners themselves had conflicts of interest. 
    And several commissioners spoke out about problems in the process; the lack of investigative rigor and heavy reliance on previous work; the Joint-Commission Report, the drafting of recommendations before the investigative process got rolling, the failure to take testimony under oath or in many cases to even take transcripts. ... 
    Then last year, we got the final report. An extensive, prosaically impressive report. But as some of us sat down to read it, the errors and omissions immediately jumped out at us. 
    How was it that it took over an hour after the first transponder went off before planes were scrambled to meet the threat? All of them too late. 
    What happened to those reports that surfaced within months of September 11th stating that 7 or more of the alleged hijackers had come forward and claimed that they were victims of stolen identities ...? Why did the Commission choose not even to address this? 
    What about the terrorist Omar Said Sheikh? ... According to Indian intelligence, this man received orders from a Pakistani General to transfer $100,000 to Mohammed Atta. People all over the world are talking about this story. But not a word about it in the Report. 
    What about Osama bin Laden and his role in the Mujahadin backed by the CIA in the 1980’s to fight the Soviets? The Commission didn't go there." http://www.911readingroom.org

  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on Omar Said Sheikh and foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Senator Bob GrahamMajor John NewmanWilliam Bergman, and Michael Meacher.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article

  • Bio: http://www.ratical.org/co-globalize/CynthiaMcKinney


Merrill Cook
Congressman Merrill Cook, MBA

Congressman Merrill Cook, MBA 
– Former 2-term Congressman from Utah, 1997 - 2001. Served on the House of Representatives Banking Committee, its Financial Institutions Subcommittee and Capital Markets Subcommittee. Also served on the House Transportation and Science Committees. Formerly Founder and CEO of a mining explosives company (25 years). Previously a financial analyst, budget analyst, and management consultant with Arthur D. Little.
  • Conversation with We Are Change - Utah 5/26/10:
    Regarding 9/11: "I think there are some questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the Federal investigators -- the official government -- the Commission, and so forth. For example Building 7 still hasn't been explained. In fact they really haven't come up with an official -- they've come up with some tentative things regarding the building. 
    I'm also concerned that Federal aviation irregularities on that day have not really been fully investigated. 
    It has not been unheard of to have rogue elements within government offices doing things. And they need to be fully investigated. I just want to know the truth. And I'm not starting this with any bias. It's not as though I want to find something really awfully horribly wrong. I just want to settle a couple of questions that are still out there. And those two, I think, are really out there. ... 
    They have not even done an investigation on these FAA irregularities or even the Building 7 thing that is at all worthy. So it's not a matter of a new investigation. ... 
    But Building 7 and the FAA irregularities have not been explained. Now if they don't explain those pretty soon, then you have to get a little deeper on things. ... 
    So those things are a concern. Now I just hope that it happened the way they said, but we have not yet put that entirely to bed."http://www.youtube.com/watch

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse. 
  • Website: http://merrillcookforsenate.com

Dan Hamburg
Congressman Dan Hamburg, MA

Congressman Dan Hamburg, MA 
– Former Congressman from California, 1993 - 1995.  Author, Headwaters Forest Act.  Green Party candidate for Governor of California 1998.  Currently Executive Director,Voice of the Environment.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: 
    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned. 
    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations. 
    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response. 
    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed. 
    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

  • Bio: http://www.voiceoftheenvironment.org/about/#hamburg


Norm Mineta
Norm Mineta

Norm Mineta
 – U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2001 - 2006.  U.S. Secretary of Commerce 2000 - 2001.  Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin 1995 - 2000.  Former 12-term Congressman from California 1971 - 1995.  Currently, Vice Chairman of the Board, Hill & Knowlton.
  • 9/11 Commission testimony 5/23/03: 
    Lee Hamilton: We thank you for that. I wanted to focus just a moment on the Presidential Emergency Operating Center [PEOC]. You were there for a good part of the day. I think you were there with the vice president. And when you had that order given, I think it was by the president, that authorized the shooting down of commercial aircraft that were suspected to be controlled by terrorists, were you there when that order was given? 
    Norm Mineta: No, I was not. I was made aware of it during the time that the airplane coming into the Pentagon. There was a young man who had come in and said to the vice president, "The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to, "The plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the vice president, "Do the orders still stand?" And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?" Well, at the time I didn't know what all that meant. And -- 
    Lee Hamilton: The flight you're referring to is the -- 
    Norm Mineta: The flight that came into the Pentagon. ...
    http://www.youtube.com

  • Norm Mineta: I didn't know about the order to shoot down. I arrived at the PEOC at about 9:20 a.m. And the president was in Florida, and I believe he was on his way to Louisiana at that point when the conversation that went on between the vice president and the president and the staff that the president had with him. 
    Tim Roemer: So when you arrived at 9:20 [at the Presidential Emergency Operating Center in the White House], how much longer was it before you overheard the conversation between the young man and the vice president saying, "Does the order still stand?" 
    Norm Mineta: Probably about five or six minutes. 
    Tim Roemer: So about 9:25 or 9:26. And your inference
    was that the vice president snapped his head around and said, "Yes, the order still stands." Why did you infer that that was a shoot-down? http://www.youtube.com

  • Editor's note: Secretary Mineta's testimony directly contradicts the 9/11 Commission Report on two key points and it is entirely omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report. 
    1. Mr. Mineta testified he arrived at the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) in the White House at 9:20 a.m. and observed Vice President Dick Cheney discussing with an aide that the incoming Flight 77 was 50 miles out at 9:25 or 9:26.  The 9/11 Commission Report maintains Vice President Cheney did not arrive at the PEOC until 9:58, over one-half hour later.  Mr. Mineta's testimony is further supported by the fact that Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37, which is the correct time it would have taken Flight 77 to arrive at the Pentagon, if it had been about 50 miles out at 9:26. 
    2. The Commission Report maintains the government did not know the whereabouts of Flight 77 prior to 9:32, when Dulles Tower air controllers "observed a primary radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed".  Mr. Mineta's testimony reveals Vice President Cheney was being informed of the plane's position for several minutes before that, and perhaps considerably longer. 
    Also of interest, is that the first approximately 15 minutes of Mr. Mineta's testimony before the Commission during which he discusses the points mentioned above, have been edited out of the official 9/11 Commission video archives (Panel 1, Friday, May 23. 2003).  However, his full testimony does appear in the writtentranscript.

  • Bio: http://www.nndb.com/people/649/000024577/


Joseph Wilson
Joseph C. Wilson IV

Joseph C. Wilson IV 
– Retired diplomat of the U.S. Foreign Service, specializing in Africa.  Rose to the position of Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council.  Former Political Adviser to Commander in Chief, U.S. Armed Forces, Europe.  Former U.S. Ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe.  Acting ambassador to Baghdad when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.  22-year Foreign Service career 1976 - 1998.  In February 2002, he investigated reports of Iraq’s attempt to buy uranium from Niger for the George W. Bush administration.  Husband of Valerie Plame, a covert CIA operative, specializing in weapons of mass destruction, whose identity was revealed to reporters by members of the Bush administration.  In October 2003, Wilson received the Ron Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling from the Fertel Foundation and the Nation Institute.
  • Interview with Citizens for Legitimate Government 7/6/05: 
    CLG: I can't let this moment pass without asking you about 9/11 and the Bush Administration. Do you notice any oddities about how the Bush Administration handled the events, the aftermath or the investigation of 9/11? Do you see any holes in the government's explanation of events? 
    Joseph Wilson: I have obviously followed the inquiries into 9/11 and I know Dick Clarke and Rand Beers very well but I am not an expert.  I look to the "Jersey Girls" [Kristen BreitweiserPatty CasazzaLorie Van Auken, and Mindy Kleinberg] who have so assiduously pushed the case in the memory of their late husbands, for real understanding. I have great admiration for them and for what they have done. They are not satisfied, so neither am I. http://www.legitgov.org

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_C._Wilson


Morgan Reynolds
Morgan Reynolds, PhD

Morgan Reynolds, PhD
 – Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor under George W. Bush 2001 - 2002.  Former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis.  Professor Emeritus, Economics, Texas A&M University.
Contributing author to 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out (2006).
  • Video interview with Alex Jones 6/2/06: "I first began to suspect that 9/11 was in inside job when the Bush-Cheney Administration invaded Iraq. … We can prove that the government’s story is false."  http://video.goo

  • Essay 6/9/05: "It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause(s) of the collapse of the twin towers [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] and building 7. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely [to] prove to be sound."  http://www.l...  

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

  • Bio: http://nomoregames.net/index.php?page=bio


Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts, PhD

Paul Craig Roberts, PhD
 – Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Ronald Reagan, "Father of Reaganomics".  Former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.  Currently Chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Former William E. Simon chair in political economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University.  Former Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  Author or co-author of several books on economics and politics, including; The Supply-Side Revolution (1985), Alienation and the Soviet Economy: The Collapse of the Socialist Era (1990), The Soviet Union After Perestroika (1991), The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America (2003).
  • Interview Alex Jones Show 1/9/08: 
    "There's no accountability now, because the government got away with 9/11 and so any kind of violence is justified in terms of protecting us from terrorists or people who might have been a terrorist ... 
    Well, I've never tried to hide anything. I just try to say what the evidence supports. I never believed 9/11, because I had engineering training at Georgia Tech and I could tell when a building is being blown up by explosives. Any fool can look at those films and see the buildings aren't falling down, they're blowing up." At 9:25 of the segment at http://www.youtube.com

  • Endorsement of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out: "This is the most important book of our time. Distinguished national and international scientists and scholars present massive evidence that the 9/11 Commission Report is a hoax and that the 9/11 "terrorist attack" has been manipulated to serve a hegemonic agenda in the Middle East. The book's call for a truly independent panel of experts to be empowered to bring out the true facts must be heeded or Americans will never again live under accountable government."http://www.interlinkbooks.com

  • Essay 8/16/06: "We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings, to "pancake" at free fall speed. Therefore, it is a non-controversial fact that the official explanation of the collapse of the WTC buildings is false."  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info

  • Essay 2/6/06: "There are not many editors eager for writers to explore the glaring defects of the 9/11 Commission Report. One would think that if the report could stand analysis, there would not be a taboo against calling attention to the inadequacy of its explanations." http://www.counterpunc

  • Biohttp://www.vdare.com/roberts/bio.htm


Catherine Austin Fitts
Catherine Austin Fitts

Catherine Austin Fitts 
– Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush. Former Managing Director and Member of the Board of Wall Street investment bank, Dillon, Read & Co
  • Audio interview with Dennis Bernstein Flashpoints Pacifica Radio Network 9/9/04: Regarding 9/11 "The official story could not possibly have happened.  In other words, what the administration has put forward is essentially a conspiracy theory  that does not conform to the facts.  It’s not possible.  It’s not operationally feasible... The Commission was a whitewash." (About 45 minutes into the file.)  http://www.kpfa.org

  • Essay 3/22/04: "The first category of people who benefited were those who are guilty and complicit in designing, implementing and financing the 9-11 operation. On such a sophisticated and successful covert operation, the people responsible would have had budgets and financing and would have organized the operation to maximize their political and financial benefits."  http://globalresearch.ca

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article

  • Biohttp://www.solari.com/about/ca_fitts.html


Burt Hall
Burt Hall

Burt Hall 
– Former Group Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office on national security matters, 35 years of service evaluating, for Congress, activities of the Department of Defense, the three military services and their major contractors. He served also on a congressional commission, similar to the 9/11 one, and with the Office of Management and Budget. Graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program. WWII Vet. Co-author of Misuses of Power - How the Far Right Gained and Misuses Power (2005) and How the Experts Win at Bridge (1996).
  • Essay Reopening the 9/11 Investigation 1/17/10: 
    "In OpEd News.Com of January 8, 2010, 911 Widows strongly objected to the absence of any accountability for the 9/11 and Xmas Day terror attacks. Their position is that without personal accountability there will be no impetus to prevent future failures. The major issue they raise is: "The 9/11 Commissioners would not assign any accountability nor did they recommend that incompetent people be fired". 
    The 9/11 Widows are on the right track, but don't have the full story because the 9/11 Commission didn't disclose it. The White House was the real problem. How do you fire the President and Vice- President, except at election time?After rejecting the new office of homeland security, the Vice-President was supposed to set up a defense against domestic attacks. Over a period of several months his project never got off the ground. All the discussion about sharing of information and connecting dots at lower levels had nothing to do with the 9/11 outcome. How could it -- neither the President nor the Vice-President ever accepted what was then the most advanced threat in U.S. history? ... 
    True accountability for 9/11 should be shared by the President, the Vice President and their national security team. An extensive article on this entire topic (including the White House cover-up) is out for possible publication. The article documents that our government at the very highest level had reliable information on the approaching 9/11 attacks, but did not make an attempt to stop them. To this day we do not know why, although the article suggests a possible reason. The 9/11 investigation should be reopened, and only then will the 911 Widows find some peace of mind in their long quest for accountability."http://www.opednews.com/articles
    [For more information on the 9/11 widows, see Patty Casazza,Monica GabrielleMindy Kleinberg, and Lorie Van Auken.]


Harry Ballantyne
Harry C. Ballantyne, ASA

Harry C. Ballantyne, ASA 
– Chief Actuary, U.S. Social Security Administration, 1982 - 2000, responsible for monitoring the financial status of the Social Security system and estimating the effects of proposals to modify the program, reporting directly to the Commissioner of Social Security.  Prior to this appointment, Deputy Chief Actuary for short-range estimates 1975 - 1982.   Recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Senior Career Executives presented by Vice President Al Gore 1998.  Member of the Society of Actuaries, and of the American Academy of Actuaries.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "The evidence presented on this website, and a presentation byMorgan Reynolds, former Chief Economist, in the first George W. Bush Administration and Judy Wood, were convincing evidence to me that we have not heard the whole truth about the events of 9/11/2001. ... 
    I continued to have some doubts that even the Bush Administration would not hide the truth of 9/11, however Ron Suskind's new book about the forged letter from Habbush rings true, in spite of the denials of the Bush Administration, and if they could stoop so low as to fake a letter from Habbush, then I believe they could cover up the truth about the horrendous events of 9/11." http://www.ae911truth.org

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php
  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


William Bergman
William Bergman, MA, MBA

William Bergman, MA, MBA 
– Former Economist and Senior Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1990 - 2004.  In 2003 - 2004, he was assigned to investigate terrorism-related money laundering.
  • Essay Curious Coincidences of 2001: Following the 9/11 Money Trail 1/4/06: "On p. 172 of the final [9/11 Commission] report, after discussing money laundering issues, the commission concluded, "To date, the U.S. government has not been able to determine the origin of the money used for the 9/11 attacks.  Ultimately, the question is of little practical significance." 
    This rather ridiculous statement suggests that some of the biggest bones may be buried in the financial area.  Examples include wire transfers from Pakistan to Mohamed Atta in Florida bank accounts in mid-2001, a spike in U.S. currency growth in July and August 2001, suspicious activity reporting by financial institutions in July and August 2001, and the commission’s misleading description of the emphasis on counterterrorism in anti-money laundering initiatives. 
    As early as October 2001, government investigative work and media reports publicly suggested that Mohamed Atta had been receiving wire transfers in bank accounts in Florida in the year before 9/11.  Some of those transfers were reported to have been arranged by people linked to Pakistani intelligence services as well as al-Qaeda. 
    One of those reportedly involved in making the transfers [General Mahmoud Ahmed] left his position as Director of the Pakistani intelligence service soon after September 11.  This person happened to be visiting Washington the week before 9/11, and was having breakfast with leaders of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees on the very morning of 9/11 – leaders of the subsequent Congressional Joint Inquiry into the events of September 11. 
    A complete discussion of what we know about these transfers, whether these transfers were or were not made, and if they were, who arranged them and how, would seem to be a critical element of any full and complete investigation.  Yet, amazingly, and yet, perhaps not so amazingly, they went unmentioned in the 9/11 commission’s final report. ... 
    Under-explored financial issues relating to 9/11 appear to be part of a broader, significant problem.  The 585-page final report of the 9/11 Commission is extensively footnoted and superficially impressive.  Many people worked long and hard on it.  However, in a statement following the Able Danger revelations several months ago, members of the September 11th Advocates (the above-noted victim families group) aptly described the report as a "hollow failure."  Unanswered questions pointing to serious issues abound, and in a variety of areas." http://www.911citizenswatch.org    [For more information on the September 11th Advocates, see Kristen BreitweiserPatty CasazzaMonica GabrielleMindy Kleinberg, and Lorie Van Auken.]

  • Editor's note: Despite the finding of the Joint House-Senate Select Intelligence Committee's 2002 Report (p.415) of "sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers", the9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, "Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government -- or government official -- supplied any funding."  For more information on foreign support of the 9/11 hijackers, see Senator Bob GrahamCongresswoman Cynthia McKinneyMajor John Newman, and Michael Meacher

  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission states in its Monograph on Terrorist Financing, "The U.S. government investigation unequivocally concluded that there was no evidence of illicit trading in the U.S. markets with knowledge of the terrorist attacks. The Commission staff, after an independent review of the government investigation, has discovered no reason to doubt this conclusion." For more information on 9/11-related investment irregularities, see Paul ZarembkaMarc Chesney, and Ernst Welteke .


Enver Masud
Enver Masud, BS EE, MS OR, PE

Enver Masud, BS EE, MS OR 
(Operations Research), PE – Former Chief, Strategic and Emergency Planning Branch, U.S. Department of Energy.  Engineering management consultant.  Expert in electrical power grid management.  Consulted for World Bank, EBRD, and USAID in Albania, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Latvia, Norway,Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania.  Former Director, Office of Engineering, Washington, D.C. Public Service Commission.  Served on the System Planning Subcommittee, the International Practices Subcommittee, and the Long Range Planning Task Force of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE).  Author of more than 120 technical and non-technical articles and reports.  Founder and CEO of The Wisdom Fund, and recipient of the 2002 Gold Award from the Human Rights Foundation for his book The War on Islam.  He is also a contributing author of Islam: Opposing Viewpoints, and 9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out.
  • Statement to this website 6/6/07: "The 9/11 Commission Report is fatally flawed.  The major conclusions of the 9/11 Commission Report - the official, conspiracy theory - are false.  Among its many problems; 
    1. It is entirely silent on the collapse of WTC Building 7.  
    2. The FBI has admitted it has no hard evidence that Bin Laden was responsible for the attacks of 9/11.  
    3. To this day, the hijackers' identities remain in doubt.  
    4. Evidence, including the lack of adequate debris, at both the Pentagon and Shanksville contradicts the official theory of Flights 77 and 93.     
    5. There is prima facie evidence of the controlled demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and Building 7." 
  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:  
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."http://www.911truth.org/article

  • Bio: http://www.twf.org/bio/em.html

  • Blog: http://911sig.blogspot.com


Joel Hirschhorn
Joel S. Hirschhorn, PhD

Joel S. Hirschhorn, BS Metallurgical Engineering, MS Metallurgical Engineering, PhD Materials Engineering 
– Senior Staff Member, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment 1978 - 1990.  Testified more than 50 times before Congress on technology, science, and environmental issues.  Former Director of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, National Governors Association.  Dr. Hirschhorn has been a consultant to industrial and chemical companies, DOE laboratories, state governments, and public interest organizations.  Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1965 - 1978.  Co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention at www.foavc.org.  Member, Board of Directors, National Foundation for Environmental Education.  Member, Board of Directors, Sustainability Now!  Author of more than 150 papers, articles, guest editorials, and book chapters on environmental science and technology.  Author of Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government (2007), Sprawl Kills (2005), New Community Design to the Rescue (2001), Growing pains: Quality of Life in the New Economy (2000), Prosperity without Pollution(1991), Materials Science (1975), Introduction to Powder Metallurgy(1969).
  • Essay 9/11 Truth Manifesto 12/19/07:  
    "For evidence that America’s political system is a criminal conspiracy, open your mind to piles of new analyses that prove beyond doubt that the official 9/11 story is a lie.  Years of a bipartisan cover-up of 9/11 lies make it much more than one horrendous past event.  It endures in infamy as a symptom of a corrupt and dishonest government. 
    Every day we pay for what 9/11 and its cover-up have burdened us with, including the costly Iraq war and the erosion of the rule of law and constitutional rights.  Power elites have suppressed the truth because they fear what will happen when the public understands that 9/11 was not accomplished solely by foreign terrorists. 
    Technically sound analyses of what happened at the World Trade Center have unequivocally shown that the official 9/11 story is not credible (www.ae911truth.org).  Truth seekers have met their burden of proof; the government has not met theirs.  Simply put, controlled demolition brought down three buildings, not fires from the impact of planes on two of them.  Not only was the US government involved, it has also conspired to hide the truth from the public.  Why?  Republican and Democratic politicians and power elites fear that 9/11 truth will remove what little public trust remains in government.  The truth will produce political instability, perhaps breaking the two-party stranglehold on our political system.  And it should.  And it must, if we are to finally obtain the deep political reforms our nation desperately needs.
    The decline started before George W. Bush and his criminal co-conspirators accelerated it with their blatant disregard for the rule of law and our Constitution.  It will continue, even with a Democratic administration, unless we reform our political system.  We must remind Americans that our nation was born in an insurrectionist, populist rebellion against political tyranny – and that 9/11 teaches us that we need a Second American Revolution.  We must destroy the domestic Axis of Arrogance of our plutocracy more than fear a foreign Axis of Evil.  How? 
    A vast nationwide grassroots 9/11 truth movement is ignored by the mainstream news media.  Its success will be the catalyst for renewing American democracy.  It will produce a shock wave that rattles the brains of all Americans: Shock therapy from a truth so powerful and unsettling that Americans finally see the decline of American democracy that allowed 9/11 and its cover-up. 
    Make no mistake, the 9/11 truth movement holds the future of the United States.  We are not subversive “conspiracy theorists” or enablers of foreign terrorism.  We are patriotic warriors working to nullify group delusion produced by government propaganda.  Dozens of books and websites reveal countless technical contradictions and inconsistencies with the official government 9/11 story and the laws of physics.  The weight of the evidence supports one painful verdict: Our federal government played a role, probably through a large “black op.”  The “why” is obvious: To justify an unjust war to serve corporate interests and greed."http://www.opednews.com

  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: 
    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned. 
    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations. 
    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response. 
    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed. 
    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers: 
    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  And six years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.


Mary Schiavo
Mary Schiavo, JD

Mary Schiavo, JD 
– Former Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation 1990 - 1996.  Former Professor of Aviation, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation and Professor of Public Policy, Ohio State University.  1997 inductee into the Smithsonian Institution Aviation Laurel Hall of Fame.  Currently, an attorney with Motley Rice LLC.  Served as an on-air aviation consultant for NBC and ABC News and frequently appears on Fox, CNN, CBS and the BBC.  Private pilot.  Author of Flying Blind, Flying Safe (1998).
  • Article The New York Observer 2/15/04:  "Ms. Schiavo sat in on the commission's hearing on aviation security on 9/11 and was disgusted by what it left out.  "In any other situation, it would be unthinkable to withhold investigative material from an independent commission," she told this writer.  "There are usually grave consequences.  But the commission is clearly not talking to everybody or not telling us everything." ... 
    The timeline that is most disturbing belongs to the last of the four suicide missions -- United Airlines Flight 93, later presumed destined for the U.S. Capitol, if not the White House.  Huge discrepancies persist in basic facts, such as when it crashed into the Pennsylvania countryside near Shanksville.  The official impact time according to NORAD, the North American Air Defense Command, is 10:03 a.m.  Later, U.S. Army seismograph data gave the impact time as 10:06:05.  The FAA gives a crash time of 10:07 a.m.  And The New York Times, drawing on flight controllers in more than one FAA facility, put the time at 10:10 a.m. 
    Up to a seven-minute discrepancy?  In terms of an air disaster, seven minutes is close to an eternity.  The way our nation has historically treated any airline tragedy is to pair up recordings from the cockpit and air-traffic control and parse the timeline down to the hundredths of a second.  But as Mary Schiavo points out, "We don't have an NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigation here, and they ordinarily dissect the timeline to the thousandth of a second."  http://www.observer.com/node/48805

  • Press conference statement 6/10/02: "First of all, the question is not 'What they should have known?'  And I believe I can show you in just a few seconds the question is, 'What did they know?'  And believe me, they knew a lot. 
    The second thing to emphasize is that in every single aviation disaster, whether there was intervening criminal activity or not, in every single one in the course of modern aviation history it has been followed by, not only were it necessary, a criminal investigation, but also a National Transportation Safety investigation into what went wrong in the aviation system.  And the reason for that is so that it never happens again.   [Editor's Note:The NTSB never conducted full investigations of the four plane crashes on 9/11.  The NTSB's official position for each plane involved on 9/11 is, "The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Safety Board provided requested technical assistance to the FBI, and this material generated by the NTSB is under the control of the FBI. The Safety Board does not plan to issue a report or open a public docket."] 
    This is the first time, and this is the worst disaster, but this is the first time that families have been attempted to be silenced through a special fund, which I believe is about silence more so than about money.  Why? ... 
    And from my rounds on the Hill to find these facts and others, I found that the airlines approached members of Congress and the Senate to get their bailout and their immunity and their protection starting on 9/11.  They sent their first lobbyist up to the Hill on 9/11.  And this has been confirmed to me personally by Senators and members of Congress.  Now to me that's very shocking but to me it raises another question, why?  Why did they have to rush to the Hill to change the law? ...
    So in the wake of September 11, 2001, when we heard the carriers and governments alike saying, “Oh, no one could have foreseen this. No one knew that this was coming.  No one knew that there was any risk like this in the world,” is absolutely false. ...
    In the last thirty years we have had 682 hijackings.  682.  Here's an interesting statistic. When we had the United States saying, 'Oh, we couldn't have known this.'
    In the Q&A section:  "We did have another plot in the United States to hijack a plane and crash it into a building.  And, by the way, we had a government cost/benefit analysis of this very same scenario.   The only problem with this government cost/benefit analysis was they used a 737 and figured it would be one plane crashed into a building.  So I do believe that the government certainly knew that these things were possible.  In fact it had been attempted before and the information was out there.  But we do tend to get, as a government, tend to get bogged down in the cost/benefit analysis. 
    And I, for one, happen to agree that the warnings were very fairly specific.  June 22nd FAA issued a bulletin that had concerns about terrorism.  July 2nd FAA told the airlines the man involved in the millennium plot had intention of using explosives in terminal buildings.  July 18th the FAA issued a bulletin that said there are terrorist threats and we urge you to use caution.  July 31 that there are going to be terror groups planning and training for hijacking.   Use caution. And finally August 16th disguised weapons. 
    So I think the warning signs were not only ample but specific and there was previous attacks where planes were going to be used to crash into buildings.  So only the government can probably answer now at this point why they didn't take them seriously."
    Video: http://www.propagandamatrix.com
    Transcript: http://www.scoop.co.nz

  • Editor's note: Mary Schiavo's statements of fact that a.) 682 hijackings of commercial airplanes had occurred in the 30 years prior to 9/11, on average one every 16 days, b.) the US government was previously aware of "another plot in the United States to hijack a plane and crash it into a building", c.) the government had conducted cost / benefit analysis of the scenario of terrorists crashing Boeing 737's into buildings, and d.) recitation of the numerous FAA terrorism warnings in the two months prior to 9/11 demonstrates that no imagination was needed to envision the events of 9/11, which is in direct contradiction to 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean's description of the main cause of 9/11 "... this was a failure of policy, management, capability, and, above all, a failure of imagination."  See also Ellen Engleman, former Chair, National Transportation Safety Board, and Coleen Rowley, former Special Agent, FBI.

  • Bio: http://www.motleyrice.com


Ellen Engleman

Ellen Engleman, JD, MPA

Ellen Engleman, JD, Master Public Administration – Former Chair, National Transportation Safety Board 3/03 - 12/07. Former Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA), U.S. Department of Transportation 9/01 - 3/03. Former governmental affairs executive for GTE North 1987 - 1992. Former Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Former Personal Assistant to former Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin. Currently Director of External Relations at Johnson Space Center.
  • Public Comment at National Transportation Security Summit 10/30/01: 
    "... 12 days prior to the incident on September 11th, we were going though a tabletop exercise. It was actually much more than a tabletop… in preparation for the Olympic games, at the Department of Transportation, which was a full intermodal exercise. During that exercise, part of the scenario, interestingly enough, involved a potentially highjacked plane and someone calling on a cell phone, among other aspects of the scenario that were very strange when twelve days later, as you know, we had the actual event." http://transweb.sjsu.edu

  • Editor's note: Ellen Engleman's statement of fact that airplane hijacking drills were conducted at the Department of Transportation 12 days before 9/11 demonstrates that no imagination was needed to envision the events of 9/11, which is in direct contradiction to 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean's description of the main cause of 9/11 "... this was a failure of policy, management, capability, and, above all, a failure of imagination."  See also Mary Schiavo, former Inspector General, Department of Transportation, and Coleen Rowley, former Special Agent, FBI.

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