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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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

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




Kenneth Mead

Kenneth M. Mead, JD

Kenneth M. Mead, JD 
– Former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation.  Member of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency.  Prior to becoming Inspector General, he served for 22 years with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress' investigative arm.  Recipient of: the Career Achievement Award from the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency and the Distinguished Service Award and Meritorious Service Award from the GAO.  Currently Special Counsel in the law firm of Baker Botts.
  • New York Times article "FAA Official Scrapped Tape of 9/11 Controllers' Statements" 5/6/04: 
    "At least six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, 2001, made a tape recording that same day describing the events, but the tape was destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a transcript or even listening to it, the Transportation Department said in a report today. ... 
    But officials at the center never told higher-ups of the tape's existence, and it was later destroyed by an FAA official described in the report as a quality-assurance manager there. That manager crushed the cassette in his hand, shredded the tape and dropped the pieces into different trash cans around the building, according to a report made public today by the inspector general of the Transportation Department. ... 
    The inspector general, Kenneth M. Mead, said that the officials' keeping the existence of the tape a secret and the decision by one to destroy it had not served "the interests of the FAA, the department or the public" and could foster suspicions among the public. ... 
    On the tape, the controllers, some of whom had spoken by radio to people on the planes and some who had tracked the aircraft on radar, gave statements of 5 to 10 minutes each, according to the report. ... 
    One of the central questions about the events of that morning is how the FAA responded to emerging clues that four planes had been hijacked. A tape made within hours of the events, as well as written statements given later, could help establish that. ... 
    The quality-assurance manager destroyed the tape between December 2001 and February, 2002. By that time, he and the center manager had received an e-mail message sent by the FAA instructing officials to safeguard all records and adding, "If a question arises whether or not you should retain data, RETAIN IT." 
    The inspector general attributed the tape's destruction to "poor judgment." 
    "The destruction of evidence in the government's possession, in this case an audiotape particularly during times of a national crisis, has the effect of fostering an appearance that information is being withheld from the public," the inspector general's report said. "We do not ascribe motivations to the managers in this case of attempting to cover up, and we have no indication that there was anything on the tape that would lead anyone to conclude that they had something to hide or that the controllers did not carry out their duties."  http://www.nytimes.com

  • Bio: http://www.bakerbotts.com


Eleanor Hill
Eleanor Hill, JD

Eleanor Hill, JD
 – Former Staff Director of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry (JICI) of the U.S. Congress on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Former Inspector General of the Department of Defense.  Former Chair of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency, Co-chair of the Intelligence Community Inspectors General Forum, and Member of the Attorney General’s Council on White Collar Crime.  Former Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.  Former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Tampa, Florida and Special Attorney with the Organized Crime Section of the U.S. Justice Department.  Awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal by Secretary William Perry.  Awarded the Bronze Palm to the Distinguished Public Service Medal by Secretary William Cohen.  Currently Partner with the law firm of King & Spalding.
  • Interview on CBC 10/29/03: 
    Hearings about the intelligence failure began on Capitol Hill several months after 9/11. A Congressional Committee was formed to investigate just what happened and why. The focus was to be on what U.S. intelligence agencies knew - or should have known - prior to the bombings. 
    The much anticipated 800 page report was released in the summer of 2003. (go to the web site for the report) 
    Most of the attention has been focused on 28 pages that have been ordered classified and blacked-out to the public. 
    People familiar with the missing pages claim that they deal with the Saudi government's relationship with the 9/11 hijackers. 
    In an interview with the fifth estate, Eleanor Hill, chief investigator for the Committee, would only confirm that those files dealt with sources of foreign support for the hijackers. 
    "Because they're classified I can't tell you what's in those pages. I can tell you that the chapter deals with some information that our committee found in the FBI and CIA files that was very disturbing. It had to do with sources of foreign support for the hijackers." 
    http://www.cbc.ca

  • 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.

  • Article by Gail Sheehy 8/24/03: "A month later, on the morning of July 24, before the scathing Congressional report on intelligence failures was released, Kristen [Breitweiser] and the three other moms from New Jersey with whom she'd been in league sat impassively at a briefing by staff director Eleanor Hill: In fact, they learned, the FBI had open investigations on 14 individuals who had contact with the hijackers while they were in the United States. ... 
    Eleanor Hill, the universally respected staff director of the JICI investigation, shares the moms' point of view.  "One of our biggest concerns is our finding that there were people in this country assisting these hijackers," she said later in an interview with this writer. "Since the FBI was in fact investigating all these people as part of their counterterroism effort, and they knew some of them had ties to Al Qaeda, then how good was their investigation if they didn't come across the hijackers?" http://www.observer.com/node/47983

  • Bio: http://www.kslaw.com/bio/Eleanor_Hill


Terry Bruner
J. Terrence "Terry" Brunner

J. Terrence "Terry" Brunner
 – Former prosecutor in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Justice Department and a key member of Attorney General Bobby Kennedy’s anti-corruption task force.  Former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.    Former Executive Director of the Better Government Association 1971 - 2000.  Currently Director, Aviation Integrity Project.
  • Article CBS News 3/5/03:  "Here we've got the most important event in America in the past 50 years, the most horrible thing that's happened to Americans, and yet we pick a bunch of people who are connected to the very people who are at the center of the question of who's at fault," says Terry Brunner, a former federal prosecutor who now runs the Aviation Integrity Project in Chicago. "It's ridiculous." 
    Brunner checked out the commissioners and discovered that out of 10, at least six represent the very companies they're now investigating. 
    He says they are: "Fred Fielding, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines; Slade Gordon represents Delta Airlines; Sen. Max Cleland – $300,000 from the airline industry; Jim Thompson represents American Airlines; Richard Ben-Veniste represents Boeing and United Airlines; and Rep. Tim Roemer - Boeing and Lockheed Martin." 
    "They're all up to here, with either being connected to the airlines or to the manufacturer of the airplane," says Brunner. 
    One of the commissioners, former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson, once represented United and still counsels American - the very airlines involved in the Sept. 11 attack. 
    "The issue of my firm's representing American shouldn't be taken too far," says Thompson. "I don't think the commission as a whole is conflicted." 
    "When you've got six out of the ten people, a majority of the group, are connected in that way, how can they make an honest call?" asks Brunner." http://www.cbsnews.com

John Loftus
John Loftus
John Loftus – Former Federal Prosecutor, Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Department of Justice under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.  Former U.S. Army Intelligence officer.  Currently author and frequent media commentator on terrorism and intelligence services.
  • Article The Guardian 9/6/03: "The information provided by European intelligence services prior to 9/11 was so extensive that it is no longer possible for either the CIA or FBI to assert a defence of incompetence." http://www.guardian.co.

  • Bio: http://www.harrywalker.com


George Kenney
George Kenney

George Kenney
 – Former career Foreign Service Officer, serving as Yugoslav desk officer at the State Department headquarters in Washington, DC.  Resigned his commission in 1991 over US policy towards the Yugoslav conflict.  Then served as consultant in residence at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Currently consultant and commentator on foreign affairs and current events.
  • Audio interview of James Fetzer 2/25/06
    "I must admit it's difficult for me, as a former bureaucrat, to imagine that people within the US government could pull off a successful conspiracy.  On the other hand, I cannot believe, much as I might like to, the standard account of 9/11." http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2006

  • Audio interview of David Ray Griffin 5/11/07:  
    Written introduction to the interview:  "So you implement one of the most stupendous black-ops of all time.  Considering the multitude of variables, you've put together a fairly convincing cover story that fixes blame on Islamic terrorists.  Using the full weight of the political establishment you bulldoze away public discussion of the truth.  A complaisant press repeats your lies in a ciclo infinito forte.  Though a few malcontents won't buy it, they're marginalized.  Then along comes your worst nightmare: a distinguished theologian whose cross-disciplinary specialization involves highly sophisticated reasoning that requires familiarity with logic, science, and the scientific method — a man with no personal vested interest whatsoever (and no way to falsely hang one on him), who digs in tenaciously to ask the right questions, and who becomes a true patriotic hero to many.  In short order, despite the media blackout, a very large percentage of the public becomes skeptical.  Such is the story of Dr. David Ray Griffin, a leader of the 911 Truth movement and author most recently of Debunking 9/11 Debunking.  We all owe David an enormous debt of gratitude for his insights, energy, and determination.  It was a real privilege to talk with him, and I'm sure his balanced views will continue to gain public support.  Total runtime here of an hour and thirteen minutes.  Listen carefully and please redistribute widely." 
    Mr. Kenney's commentary after the interview:  "We should strive to clearly separate what we know from things we don't.  Thus, we have a reasonably high level of confidence that the Establishment conspiracy narrative is absurd.  The World Trade Center structures came down through controlled demolition.  Flight 93 was shot down over rural Pennsylvania.  And whatever it was that hit the Pentagon could not have been Flight 77.  Further, whatever his peripheral involvement, the planning and implementation of 9/11 did not originate with Osama bin Laden. 
    But we don't know who the real culprits are, why they acted, or how exactly they managed to stage events.  This continues to be a vexing problem for the 9/11 Truth Movement because without those answers the entire alternative narrative suffers when compared to the Establishment version. 
    One way to get at this is to empanel a high-level truly neutral international jury to sort out the facts, as David Ray Griffin and others have suggested doing.   The other is to keep digging until more of the truth comes out, which will probably take a very long time. 
    And a last point, when we're spending such huge sums on a national security state, when it's literally the case that nobody knows where all the money goes and where experts on the spending say that leakage amounts to billions and billions of dollars, it's not so difficult to imagine how much black-ops mischief a billion or two might buy.  Think about it." http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2007

  • Bio: http://www.electricpolitics.com/faq.html


Fred Burks
Fred Burks

Fred Burks
 – Former State Department Interpreter for Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Al Gore, Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright.  18-year State Department career.
  • Essay:  "How is it possible that our military's highly touted missile detections systems could not locate Flight 77 in the 42 minutes it was known to be lost before it crashed into the heart of the defense system of the U.S.? … 
    An even bigger question is why isn't our media asking these questions?  Why isn't our military spending many millions of dollars to find out why military defense systems failed on 9/11?  Why is it that the 9/11 commission budget was far less than the budget allotted to the Challenger Disaster or even the Monika Lewinsky affair?" http://www.wanttoknow.info/911star

  • 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


Michael Springmann
J. Michael Springmann

J. Michael Springmann
 – Former career Foreign Service Officer with the State Department and the International Foreign Trade Administration of the Commerce Department.  Former Consular Officer in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he supervised the issuance of visas. 20-year Federal Government career.
  • Video of Speech to National Press Club 6/10/02: "I used to be in charge of the visa section at the CIA's Consulate in Jeddah. ... There for a year and a half I issued visas to terrorists recruited by the CIA and its asset Osama Bin Laden. ... Fifteen of the nineteen people who allegedly flew airplanes into buildings in the United States got their visas from the same CIA Consulate at Jeddah."http://youtube.com

  • Interview BBC 11/6/01: "In Saudi Arabia I was repeatedly ordered by high level State Dept officials to issue visas to unqualified applicants. These were, essentially, people who had no ties either to Saudi Arabia or to their own country. I complained bitterly at the time there. I returned to the US, I complained to the State Dept here, to the General Accounting Office, to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and to the Inspector General's office. I was met with silence. ... 
    What I was protesting was, in reality, an effort to bring recruits, rounded up by Osama Bin Laden, to the US for terrorist training by the CIA. They would then be returned to Afghanistan to fight against the then-Soviets." http://news.bbc.co.uk

  • Interviewed in the documentary film Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11  10/26/07: 
    "After September 11, 2001, when I heard about the planes crashing into the World Trade Towers and into the Pentagon, I said, 'Jeez, this was the same -- these were the same people according to the Los Angeles Times who had gotten their visas from the American Consulate General at Jeddah.'  I called the Federal Bureau of Investigation and tell them essentially about the visas for terrorist program.  I did this.  I called and I called and I called. I was passed from one office of the FBI to another and ended up at the Washington field office.  And someone there said, 'We'll get back to you.'  Well, six years later, I'm still waiting."

  • Editors Note: Mr. Springmann's statements contradict the 9/11 Commission Report's statement, "But Bin Laden and his comrades had their own sources of support and training, and they received little or no assistance from the United States." (page 56). See also statement by Robin Cook, former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom regarding CIA training of Al-Qaida.

  • 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

  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11: 
    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law. 
    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers. 
    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence. 
    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure. 
    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions. 
    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com

  • Bio: http://www.Springmannslaw.com/Overview.shtml


Daniel Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg, PhD

Daniel Ellsberg, PhD 
– Former Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense. Former State Department envoy to Viet Nam. While working for the government, Ellsberg attained the ultimate civil service grade of GS-18, equivalent to a Major General.  Former U.S. Marine Corps officer. Former military analyst for the Rand Corporation.  Most well known for leaking the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times in 1971.
(See also Senator Mike Gravel.)
  • Interview by Jack Blood on Deadline Live show on GCN radio 7/14/06: Regarding 9/11 "There is no question in my mind, that there is enough evidence to justify a very comprehensive and hard hitting investigation of the kind we have not seen. With subpoenas, general questioning of people, releasing a lot of documents. There’s no question that very serious questions have been raised about how much they knew before hand and how much involvement there may have been."  http://www.infowars

  • 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.ellsberg.net


Craig Uhl
Craig Michael Uhl, MD

Craig Michael Uhl, MD – Former Diplomat and Desk Officer for Tanzania and Uganda, U.S. State Department. Former Physician, U.S. Navy, 10 year Navy career.
  • 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

  • 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


Robin Hordon
Robin Hordon

Robin Hordon
 – Former FAA Air Traffic Controller at the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, located in Nashua, NH, 1970 - 1981.  FAA Certified Commercial Pilot.  FAA Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Ground Instructor.  After leaving the FAA, he had a 12-year career in the field of comedy ending up as artistic coordinator for "Catch A Rising Star" in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.
  • Statement to this website 4/10/07: "I knew within hours of the attacks on 9/11/2001 that it was an inside job.  Based on my 11-year experience as an FAA Air Traffic Controller in the busy Northeast corridor, including hundreds of hours of training, briefings, air refuelings, low altitude bombing drills, being part of huge military exercises, daily military training exercises, interacting on a routine basis directly with NORAD radar personnel, and based on my own direct experience dealing with in-flight emergency situations, including two instances of hijacked commercial airliners, I state unequivocally;  There is absolutely no way that four large commercial airliners could have flown around off course for 30 to 60 minutes on 9/11 without being intercepted and shot completely out of the sky by our jet fighters unless very highly placed people in our government and our military wanted it to happen. 
    It is important for people to understand that scrambling jet fighters to intercept aircraft showing the signs of experiencing "IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES" such as going off course without authorization, losing a transponder signal and/or losing radio contact is a common and routine task executed jointly between the FAA and NORAD controllers. The entire "national defense-first responder" intercept system has many highly-trained civilian and military personnel who are committed and well-trained to this task.  FAA and NORAD continuously monitor our skies and fighter planes and pilots are on the ready 24/7 to handle these situations.  Jet fighters typically intercept any suspect plane over the United States within 10 - 15 minutes of notification of a problem. 
    This type of "immediate, high speed, high priority and emergency" scramble had been happening regularly approximately 75 - 150 times per year for ten years. ... 
    I believe that 9/11 was what is known as a "False Flag Operation" in which a country inflicts casualties upon itself, and then blames it on an enemy that they want to go to war against.  It is one more instance in the United States’ long history of using "False Flag Operations" and blatant propaganda to ramp-up hostile emotions towards an enemy in a population otherwise resistant to going to war."  Link to full statement and expanded bio

  • Article 3/12/07: "When it became clear that there hadn't been a systems failure of any kind on the morning of September 11th, Hordon was certain that something had gone terribly wrong within the upper echelons of authority.  A pilot (third level air carrier) as well as an ATC, he is well versed on in-flight emergency protocol.  He is also adamant that if these procedures had been followed on 9/11 not one of the hijacked planes would have reached their targets. 
    "I'm sorry but American 11 should have been intercepted over southwest Connecticut—bang, done deal." ... 
    The unfathomable delays seen in military action on 9/11 are inconceivable to those who have painstakingly investigated the matter -- and for a man who worked for years keeping air travel over the U.S. safe. ... 
    "I think we all have to agree that, one way or another, the U.S. military was involved in the attacks.  The advantage that Rumsfeld had is that he can classify, reshape, make available, make unavailable any information that he wants, at any time and deny that information to the public for any reason, especially national security." http://www.prisonplanet.com


Danielle O'Brien
Danielle O'Brien

Danielle O'Brien
 - Air Traffic Controller, Dulles Tower, Washington, D.C. On duty the morning of 9/11/01.
  • ABC News 20/20 6/18/04: 
    "Air traffic controller Danielle O'Brien was at the Dulles Tower outside Washington, D.C., that morning [of 9/11]. ... 
    At the Dulles tower, O'Brien saw the televised pictures from New York and headed back to her post to help other planes quickly land. "We started moving the planes as quickly as we could. Then I noticed the aircraft. It was an unidentified plane to the southwest of Dulles, moving at a very high rate of speed. I had literally a blip and nothing more." ... 
    At a speed of about 500 mph, the plane was headed straight for what is known as P-56, prohibited air space 56, which covers the White House and the U.S. Capitol. 
    "The speed, the maneuverability, the way that he turned, we all thought in the radar room, all of us experienced air traffic controllers, that that was a military plane," said O'Brien. "You don't fly a 757 in that manner. It's unsafe." ... 
    "This must be a fighter. This must be one of our guys sent in, scrambled to patrol our capital, and to protect our president, and we sat back in our chairs and breathed for just a second," said O'Brien. ... 
    "We lost radar contact with that aircraft. And we waited. And we waited. And your heart is just beating out of your chest waiting to hear what's happened," said O'Brien. "And then the Washington National [Airport] controllers came over our speakers in our room and said, 'Dulles, hold all of our inbound traffic. The Pentagon's been hit.' " http://abcnews.go.com

  • Editor's note: No mention of Todd Lewis', Danielle O'Brien's and other air traffic controllers belief that, because of its speed and maneuverability, the plane they observed on their radar approaching Washington was a military plane appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks." The 9/11 Commission Report merely states, "At 9:32 controllers at Dulles Terminal Radar Approach Control observed a primary radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed." Nor is there any mention in the Report that in direct violation of FAA orders to maintain all evidence, an FAA official secretly destroyed the only audio tape made on 9./11 of the recollections of at least six air traffic controllers who had personally handled or spoken with the hijacked flights. "That manager crushed the cassette in his hand, shredded the tape and dropped the pieces into different trash cans around the building, according to a report made public today by the inspector general of the Transportation Department." SeeKenneth M. Mead, JD, Former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, for additional information.


Todd Lewis
Todd Lewis

Todd Lewis - Air Traffic Controller, Dulles Tower, Washington, D.C. On duty the morning of 9/11/01.
  • Dateline NBC Interview 9/11/02: 
    Todd Lewis: " One of my colleagues, saw a primary target moving quite fast from northwest to the southeast.  So, we all started watching that target.  And she notified the supervisor.  But nobody knew that was a commercial flight at the time.  Nobody knew that was American 77.” 
    Tom Brokaw: “What did you think, it was a military flight of some kind – 
    Todd Lewis: “I thought it was a military flight.  I thought that Langley had scrambled some fighters and maybe one of them got up there.” 
    Tom Brokaw: “It was really moving fast.” 
    Todd Lewis: “It was moving very fast, like a military aircraft might move at a low altitude.”
    At 1:40 of the Part 4 video segment athttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14754701/page/0/
    Transcript also available on that page.

  • Editor's note: No mention of Todd Lewis', Danielle O'Brien's and other controllers belief that the plane they observed on their radar approaching Washington was a military plane appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks." The 9/11 Commission Report merely states, "At 9:32 controllers at Dulles Terminal Radar Approach Control observed a primary radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed." Nor is there any mention in the Report that in direct violation of FAA orders to maintain all evidence, an FAA official secretly destroyed the only audio tape made on 9./11 of the recollections of at least six air traffic controllers who had personally handled or spoken with the hijacked flights. "That manager crushed the cassette in his hand, shredded the tape and dropped the pieces into different trash cans around the building, according to a report made public today by the inspector general of the Transportation Department." SeeKenneth M. Mead, JD, Former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, for additional information.


Karen Johnson
Senator Karen S. Johnson

Senator Karen S. Johnson – Elected Member, Arizona State Legislature 1997 - present.  Chairman: Family Services Committee.  Co-Chairman: Joint Legislative Committee on Children and Family Services.  Member: Finance Committee, Appropriations Committee, and K-12 Education Committee.
  • 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."

  • We Deserve the Full Truth about 9/11  Letter to the Editor,The Arizona Republic 5/3/08: 
    "After three government investigations and more than six years, we still don't have answers on 9/11. 
    Why, for example, did Building 7 collapse? It wasn't hit by a plane, as the towers were. The 9/11 Commission Report completely ignores Building 7. The Federal Emergency Management Agency report discounts fire as a cause and concludes that the reasons for the collapse of Building 7 are unknown and require further research. But when FEMA issued this report, it already cleared the site and disposed of the dust and steel (evidence from a crime scene), thus possibly committing a felony and complicating any "further research." 
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal agency, which evaluated the collapse of the towers, has yet to issue its report on Building 7. "We've had trouble getting a handle on Building 7," said the acting director of their Building and Fire Research Lab. 
    Yet a number of private-sector engineers, architects, and demolition experts have not had that problem. They think Building 7 came down by controlled demolition. The building collapsed suddenly, straight down, at nearly free-fall speed. People heard the explosions, and saw the squibs and the characteristic billowing clouds of pulverized concrete so unique to demolitions. There is no reason to think that Building 7 came down for any other reason than explosive demolition. 
    And speaking of pulverized concrete, fire does not pulverize concrete. Even the collapse of one floor upon another wouldn't pulverize concrete the way the Twin Towers disintegrated. 
    Think back to that day: Those towers didn't just fall down. If they had, we would have had huge chunks of concrete breaking apart and falling into a massive pile of rubble. The buildings likely would have toppled erratically sideways and left a much larger pile of debris. 
    But that's not what we witnessed. The towers didn't collapse - they disintegrated. 
    We watched them explode into dust, not knowing exactly what we were seeing. Very little intact concrete was found in the rubble. The sheer energy required to pulverize that much concrete into dust can only come from an explosive process. 
    Reputable scientists, engineers, architects and firemen with no political angle dispute the 9/11 Commission report and say that the evidence indicates the Twin Towers and Building 7 came down due to controlled-demolition explosions. Tests corroborate the presence of thermite, an explosive used in building demolitions, at the site of the Twin Towers and Building 7. 
    Thermite also explains the pools of molten steel in the basement, which no one has been able to otherwise explain and which the National Institute of Standards and Technology simply denies. Why is the government refusing to even consider demolition as a possibility? What are they afraid of? 
    Time magazine reported in September 2006 that 36 percent of Americans believe the government was complicit in 9/11. A Zogby poll reported that 51 percent of Americans want Congress to investigate 9/11 further. 
    Even the co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission are upset with the commission report. They have accused the CIA and the military of "obstructing" the investigation. Former Commissioner Max Cleland resigned, stating that the Commission was "compromised." Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has criticized the report for its inaccuracies and unanswered questions. 
    The events of 9/11 have never been properly investigated. It's about time they were." http://www.azcentral.com

  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "More than six years after 9/11, we still have not had a thorough investigation of the causes of that tragedy.  I am so impressed by the research of Dr. Steven Jones, Frank Legge, Tony Szamboti,David Ray Griffin, and many others.  My concern deepens every time I read a new article.  As the evidence of controlled demolition mounts, my desire for a new investigation increases.  I want to add my voice to the voices of AE for 911 Truth." 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.

  • Website: http://www.azleg.gov


Suzi Wizowaty
Rep. Suzi Wizowaty, MA

Rep. Suzi Wizowaty, MA – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of Vermont 2008 -  present.  Member, Health Care Committee. Adjunct Instructor, Division of Communication & Creative Media, Champlain College. Member of the Graduate Adjunct Faculty, St. Michael's College. Author of A Tour of Evil (2005), The Round Barn(2002)
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation: 
    "There are too many contradictions and too many unanswered questions not to pursue a fuller investigation." http://pl911truth.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."


Charles Weed
Rep. Charles F. Weed

Rep. Charles F. Weed – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 2000 -  present.  Member, Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee.  Professor of Political Science, Keene State College 1972 - present.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement: 
    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."

  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation: 
    "The 'official' versions of events occurring on 9/11 do not hold up to empirical scrutiny. A real investigation with qualified special prosecutors--holding subpoena power--is essential for legitimating the US government, and getting beyond the abuses of the Bush Administration." http://pl911truth.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."


Barbara Richardson
Rep. Barbara Hull Richardson

Rep. Barbara Hull Richardson – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 1992 - present.  Vice Chairman, Children and Family Law Committee. Retired Social Worker and Social Work Administrator, State of New Hampshire 1973 - 1991.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement: 
    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."

  • 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."


Peter Espiefs
Rep. Peter S. Espiefs, JD

Rep. Peter S. Espiefs, JD – Former Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 2000 - 2008. Former Member of the Judiciary Committee, the Ways and Means Committee, the Right to Know Oversight Commission, and the Medical Malpractice and Insurance Oversight Committee. Retired Attorney. Retired Probate Court Judge (20 years). Former Attorney, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Former Instructor, Business Law and Political Science, Franklin Pierce College. Former Instructor, Business Law, Keene State College. Former Infantry Officer, U.S. Army.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement: 
    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."

  • 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."


Betty Hall
Rep. Betty B. Hall

Rep. Betty B. Hall – Former Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 1978 - 2002. Member and former Chair, Hollis/Brookline School Board (COOP), 2004 - present, 1963 - 1971.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement: 
    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."

  • 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."


Peter Allen
Rep. Peter H. Allen, PhD

Rep. Peter H. Allen, PhD – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 2000 - present. Member, Committee on Environment and Agriculture. Former Senator, New Hampshire State Senate 1971 - 1972, 1978 - 1980. Retired Forestry Ecologist. Former Ecologist, New Hampshire Water Supply and Pollution Control Commission. Former State Research Forester, New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands. Former Research Forest Ecologist, United States Forest Service. Former Assistant Professor, Colby-Sawyer College.
  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement: 
    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."

  • 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."


Paul Harrington
Rep. Paul Harrington 

Rep. Paul Harrington – Former Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire.

  • Endorser: Vote For Answers New Hampshire Statement: 
    "As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.  The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought.  So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered.  In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened."


Simcha Felder
Simcha Felder, MBA, CPA

Simcha Felder, MBA, CPA 
– Member of the City Council and Chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations
, New York City. Also serves as a Member of the following committees: Sanitation & Solid Waste Management; Education; Land Use; Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Disability Services; Zoning & Franchises. Previous governmental experience includes working for the New York State Assembly; the Comptroller of the City of New York; and as a tax auditor for the New York City Department of Finance.  Former Professor of Management at Touro College and City University of New York, Brooklyn College.
  • Signatory, New York City Ballot Initiative for a new investigation into 9/11 11/09: "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://council.nyc.gov/d44/html/members/home.shtml


Jonathan Weisbuch
Jonathan Weisbuch, MD, MPH

Jonathan B. Weisbuch, BS Civil/Sanitary Eng, MD, MPH
 – Director, Department of Health and Social Services, State of Wyoming 1987 - 1989.  Former Health Officer, State of North Dakota 1976 - 1980.  Former Director of Correctional Health Services, State of Massachusetts 1974 - 1976. Former Chief Health Officer, Maricopa County, and Director, Maricopa County Public Health Department 1997 - 2004.  Medical Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services 1989 -1995. 
Past President and Past Vice President, American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) and AAPHP's representative to the American Medical Association.  Recipient of the Ben Freedman Award for 'long and dedicated service to AAPHP and the practice of Public Health'.  Chair, National Commission on Correctional Health Care 1998 - 1999.  Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine.  Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine.  Former Officer, U.S. Navy.  Editorial Consultant, American Journal of Public Health.  Associate Editor, Journal of Public Health Policy 1980 - 1984.  Author of more than 40 articles pertaining to public health issues.  Co-author, The Challenges of Community Medicine (1974). 
Dr. Weisbuch's extensive academic experience includes:
  • Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, College of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Clinical Professor, Public Health and Epidemiology Southwestern College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Executive Coordinator for Global Health and Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute and College of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Associate Chairman and Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Arizona School of Medicine / Public Health
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business Administration, Arizona State University
  • Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Dept of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and School of Public Health
  • Office of the Dean, Charles Drew School of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Community Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, University of Kentucky School of Medicine.
  • Review of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions 1/14/07: "David Griffin's analysis of the Kean-Zelikow bipartisan Report of the events leading up to the highjackings of four aircraft on September 11, 2001, is a "must read" for anyone concerned with the subsequent history of the Bush Administration and the "War on Terror." All may not be as we initially were lead to believe: That fundamental Muslims with the desire to bring down America, plotted a massive terror event that culminated in the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the fields of Pennsylvania. This conventional wisdom, supported by the media reporting immediately following the catastrophe, and subsequently "documented" by the Kean-Zelikow Report as analyzed in detail by Dr. Griffin is shown to be laced with omissions of fact, distortions of events, and the rewriting of the history leading to and during September 11, 2001. ..."http://www.amazon.com

  • Bio: http://www.ssbn630.org/id118.html



Herbert Hoffman

Herbert J. Hoffman, MA, PhD

Herbert J. Hoffman, MA, PhD – Former Chief Mental Health Coordinator and Director of Manpower Development and Training, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Retired Clinical Psychologist.  In his 40-year career, Dr. Hoffman held several academic and senior professional positions, including; Lecturer (Psychology), Boston University.  Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Assistant Professor of Research, Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, Brandeis University.  Founder and Faculty Member, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.  Executive Director, Brookline (MA) Mental Health Association.  Veteran, U.S. Army.
  • Statement in support of Medical Professionals petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11: 
    "I have been following the 9/11 "story" for over 7 years.  The most significant impediment for citizens even considering that the U.S. government is in some way complicit is the unwillingness to entertain that possibility.  The fact that the government and the 9/11 Commission Report could not/would not address certain questions raised by the Jersey Girls, scientists, pilots etc., questions which would seem to have easily available factual responses, strongly suggests "cover up."  
    I refer to such items as:  release of the Pentagon and other videos of the Pentagon crash; explanation of the debris scatter at the PA "crash" site; explanation of how these obviously "hijacked" airliners were not intercepted in a timely fashion -- especially the one in DC; a more evidence-based, scientific explanation of the fall of the twin towers and Building 7.  
    The failure to produce this information/evidence, along with much more, can only lead to one conclusion:  THERE IS A COVER UP.  There is much data to strongly suggest who and what are being protected and shielded by this cover up.  Hopefully a sufficient number of citizens will shed their denial and demand answers and explanations from our nations leaders."

  • Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: 
    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth,Pilots for 9/11 TruthFirefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."

  • 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


Philip Berg
Philip J. Berg

Philip J. Berg, Esquire
 – Former Deputy Attorney General, State of Pennsylvania.
  • Article 10/29/04: "The official story of what actually took place on 9-11 is a lie." http://www.americanfreepress.net

  • Interviewed in the documentary film Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11  10/26/07: 
    "There is no question in my mind that those buildings, based on the laws of physics, could not have collapsed without the assistance of a bomb.".

  • Statement 1/4/07: "Berg continued there is overwhelming evidence that: "Bush and his cronies made 9/11 happen or let it happen.  And, if they let it happen, then they made it happen.  Either way, they are responsible; and more important, they have completely and unequivocally covered-it-up!" MS Word doc athttp://www.911forthetruth.com/pdfs/PR_01042007.doc

  • 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

  • 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.911forthetruth.com


Roy Andes
Roy H. Andes, MA, JD

Roy H. Andes, MA, JD – Former Assistant Attorney General, State of Montana.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "As an attorney who is meticulously attentive to issues of evidence and proof, and one very-little inclined to conspiracy theories, I was profoundly skeptical when a friend asked me to view Richard Gage's "Blueprint for Truth" with him.  Over the course of that two-hour viewing, however, I became convinced that there is substance to Mr. Gage's conclusions, and that they deserve serious attention from appropriate authorities.  That this may have happened, causes me grave concern for our country.  Under the circumstances, I am not sure to what authorities we can entrust this matter and its attendant consequences." 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.

  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11: 
    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law. 
    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers. 
    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence. 
    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure. 
    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions. 
    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com

  • Bio: http://www.collaborationinstitute.com/bio-roy.htm


Donald R. Bustion, JD
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Donald R. Bustion, JD 
– Former Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas.
Adjunct Professor, Political Science, Southern Arkansas 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."

  • 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."




David E. Bauer, JD
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David E. Bauer, JD 
– Former Assistant Attorney General, State of Maine (1989-1991) and General Counsel of the State of Maine Bureau of Revenue Services (formerly Bureau of Taxation), 1991-2005.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "I have studied the available evidence carefully and it is obvious to me that the buildings did not collapse simply because of fire. Even without all the technical evidence, including evidence of thermite, etc. common sense tells anyone viewing videos of the collapses with an open mind that explosives were used. The massive amounts of ejecta and dust cannot be explained otherwise." 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.




Michael Mennard, PhD
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Michael Mennard, PhD
 – Retired career Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department.  Served as Regional Public Affairs Officer in India.  Contributing author to The Suppressed Serbian Voice and the Free Press in America (1994)
  • Statement to this website 5/6/07: "I am concerned about the numerous inconsistencies in the official account of 9/11.  I support a new investigation regarding the tragic events of that day, the events leading up to it, and subsequent efforts to ignore the whole matter."

  • 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/




William R. Nugent, B EE, PE
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William R. Nugent, B EE, PE 
– Retired Assistant Director of Research at the Library of Congress' Information Technology Services (22 years of service).  Served in a variety of positions at the Library, including Director of Technology of the Center for Innovative Management and Technology and as Assistant Director of Automated Systems.  Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, State of Massachusetts. Author of The Preservation and Archiving of Digital Information: A Handbook for Curators (1997).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:"Controlled demolition is the only scientifically plausible explanation of the collapses of the three buildings.  Recall that in 1945 a 10-ton U.S. B-25 bomber hit the 79th floor of the much older Empire State Building.  The building remained and remains fully intact though 3 crew members and 11 office workers died.  The 9-11 investigations were scientifically shoddy and much important evidence was prematurely disposed of.  A fresh and unbiased investigation is urgently required of this, our 'new Pearl Harbor'."  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.

  • 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


Robert J. Carton, MS, PhD
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Robert J. Carton, MS, PhD – Retired Environmental Scientist and Researcher. Former Chief, Environmental Protection Office of Regulatory Compliance & Quality, U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command. Former Risk Assessment Manager, Office of Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency (20 year EPA career). Former President, National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 2050, which represents EPA professionals, including 1100 lawyers, scientists, and engineers at EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • 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."

  • 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
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Paul Hellyer
Paul Hellyer

Paul Hellyer
 – Former Minister of National Defense of Canada. Former Deputy Prime Minister.  Former Member of House of Commons.
  • Video interview with Kyle Hence 5/27/04: Regarding 9/11
    "Why did the President just sit in the schoolroom when he heard the news?  Why did he not acknowledge that he already knew what was going on?  As a former Minister of National Defense, when the news came out I had to wonder.  Why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being scrambled from Andrews [Air Force Base]? ... With a quick action alert they should have been there in five minutes or ten minutes. ... 
    I think the inquiry has been very shallow, very superficial.  I would like to see a much tougher, more in-depth inquiry. … I would like to see someone in a position of authority ask those questions and insist on getting answers, at least to why some of the things that happened that seem to be, for an ordinary person, inexplicable. … 
    I'm very disturbed about a lack of transparency.  Everyone talks about it, and no one is willing to come clean, as it were. ... We have to try and get the truth. … I hope that somebody has the courage and persistence to keep at it until we get it."
    Video: http://www.septembereleventh.org
    Transcript: http://www.septembereleventh.org/alerts/hellyer.php

  • Bio: http://www.nationmaster.com


Steve Beckow
Stephen Beckow

Stephen Beckow
 – Retired Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.  Former Historian at the National Museum of Man (now known as the Canadian Museum of Civilization).
  • Essay 9/11/07:  "George Bush says that he entered the 'war against terror' to avenge the deaths of 3,000 Americans who died on 9/11. 
    Three-thousand Americans did die on 9/11 and, even though I am a Canadian and not an American, I honor every one of them. But, in my view, they did not die in an act of foreign terror. 
    I allege that they died at the hands of unknown parties under the direction of President George Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. ... 
    The bottom line is that there are no reasons of 'national security' for hiding all the details of 9/11. There is only 'fear of impeachment'.” http://21stcenturycicero.wordpress.com
     

  • Essay 9/19/07:  "A growing consensus of Americans (and, in my case, Canadians) believe that 9/11 was a "false flag" operation carried out by the Bush administration and their agents in the American military and intelligence communities. ...
    On behalf of all (Canadians or Americans) who have blamed Muslims for the events of 9/11, I apologize for having accepted the official version of events.
    I assert that there are no grounds for blaming Muslims for 9/11. 
    I contend that all racial profiling that has occurred since then has just been part of a drama designed to hide a false-flag operation.
    I argue that the “war on terrorism,” as of 2001, was non-existent.  Our actions since then may have created one, but that is another matter. 
    I allege that the Bush Administration has used terror alerts since 9/11 as a way of manipulating the public. 
    Recently, the Bush administration has given signs that it plans a second 9/11 to kickstart an illegal war on Iran (see my OpEdNewsarticle, The Chronology of a Second 9/11). 
    If such a horrible catastrophe as a nuclear attack on an American city (the likeliest spot appears to be Portland) is perpetrated upon the people of the United States, I remind them that this too is a Bush-administration crime and has nothing to do with Muslims.
    George Bush and Dick Cheney are the real terrorists.  They are guilty of mass murder and high treason.  And we are complicit through our silence and in accepting as the explanation their false charges against Muslims."  http://www.opednews.com
  • Website: http://impeachspace.ning.com/profile/unity22


Peter Dale Scott
Peter Dale Scott, PhD

Peter Dale Scott, PhD
 – Former Canadian diplomat who served at the United Nations and the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.
Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of Drugs, Oil and War (2003), and seven other books including Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993, 1996) and The Iran-Contra Connection (in collaboration, 1987).  Co-editor of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out (2006).  His writings deal among other matters with U.S. covert operations and their impact on democracy at home and abroad.
  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05 (p.52)"The American people have been seriously misled about the origins of the al Qaeda movement blamed for the 9/11 attacks, just as they have been seriously misled about the reasons for America’s invasion of Iraq. ... 
    The 9/11 Commission Report assures Americans that "Bin Ladin and his comrades had their own sources of support and training, and they received little or no assistance from the United States.  This misleading statement fails to consider that: 
       –  Al Qaeda elements received considerable indirect U.S. Government assistance, first in Afghanistan until 1992, and thereafter in other countries such as Azerbaijan (1992-95) ... 
      –  Key members of the network which became al Qaeda, such as Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, Ali Mohamed, Mohamed Jamal Khalifa, and lead hijacker Mohammed Atta, were granted visas to enter the United States, despite being suspected of terrorism.  Al Qaeda foot soldiers were also admitted to the United States for training under a special visa program. ... [Editor's note: See alsoJ. Michael Springmann.] 
      –  Repeatedly al Qaeda terrorists were protected by FBI officials from investigation and prosecution." [Editor's note: See alsoColeen Rowley and Bryan Sacks.] 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

  • Bio: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~pdscott/

Paul Ray
Paul H. Ray, PhD

Paul H. Ray, PhD 
– Former Chief of Policy Research on Energy Conservation, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources of the Government of Canada. Former Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Co-author of The Cultural Creatives (2000).
  • 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

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


Walter Pitman
Walter Pitman, BA, MA

Walter Pitman, BA, MA – Former Member of the Canadian House of Commons 1960 - 1962. Former Member of the Ontario Legislature 1967 - 1971.  Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada (1992). Appointed Member of The Order of Ontario, the province's most prestigious official honor, for outstanding contribution to society in Ontario and around the world (1991). Former President of Canadian Association of Adult Education. Former Director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Former Director of the Ontario Arts Council. Former President of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. Former Dean of Arts and Science at Trent University. Former President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Author of Louis Applebaum : A Passion for Culture (2002) and Elmer Iseler: Choral Visionary (2008).
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation: 
    "As a member of both the Canadian House of Commons and the Ontario Legislature in the '60's and early '70's, and in the realization of the death and destruction that has come from the 9/11 attack - an accurate account is essential.  As an historian with some knowledge of official documents I found the Commission Report quite inadequate. If integrity and transparency are to be elements of a democratic state, an investigation by neutral and knowledgeable people is essential." http://pl911truth.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."


Bill Goodacre
Bill Goodacre

Bill Goodacre – Member of the British Columbia (Canada) Legislature, 1996 - 2001. Served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; and Minister Responsible for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation: 
    "I've been following the 9-11 Truth work pretty well since that day and was led to deep questioning by the Barrie Zwicker series on Vision TV just months after 9/11. " http://pl911truth.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."


Michael Meacher
Michael Meacher

Michael Meacher
 – Former Under Secretary for Industry, Under Secretary for Health and Social Security, Minister for the Environment, and Member of the House of Commons (UK).
  • 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 5/6/06:  Regarding the 9/11 Commission Report  "It was a 580-page avoidance of any serious explanation. … The official investigative report says the US has never been able to find the sources of financing for 9/11.  And then they say this "That after all is a matter of no great importance." [Editor's note: 9/11 Commission Report, p.172] 
    I find that astonishing.  It is a matter of absolutely central importance. So there was a very great deal of evidence.  And it seems to me extraordinary that the United States with its stupendous military capabilities and the most technologically advanced country in the world completely and totally failed to follow up on these leads." http://video.google

  • Essay 7/22/04: "[Ahmed Omar Saeed] Sheikh is also the man who, on the instructions of General Mahmoud Ahmed, the then head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), wired $100,000 before the 9/11 attacks to Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker. It is extraordinary that neither Ahmed nor Sheikh have been charged and brought to trial on this count. Why not? ... 
    When Ahmed was exposed by the Wall Street Journal as having sent the money to the hijackers, he was forced to "retire" by President Pervez Musharraf. Why hasn't the US demanded that he be questioned and tried in court?" http://www.guardian.co

  • 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 William Bergman.
  • Bio: http://www.epolitix.com


Tony Benn
Tony Benn

Tony Benn
 – Former Member of British Parliament 1942 - 2001. Longest serving MP in the history of the Labour party.  Former Minister of Technology.  Former Secretary of State for Industry.  Former Secretary of State for Energy.  Former Postmaster General.
  • Signatory: Petition For An Independent International Truth Commission On 9/11. "[T]he Bush administration has never offered a detailed and documented account of its claims about the events of 9-11 which have allegedly revolutionized human affairs. Nor has it explained obvious and serious discrepancies in its own statements and actions. No systematic proof has ever been published or offered as to who the terrorists were, how they operated, where they came from, and why they were not stopped. ... 
    The Kean-Hamilton panel’s limited funding from Congress makes a mockery of the tragedy of 9-11, considering that it is only a small fraction of the huge sums spent to investigate Bill Clinton. ... 
    We therefore call upon statesmen, thinkers, journalists, investigators, artists, scientists, jurists, academics, humanitarians, religious leaders, activists and other eminent personalities from around the world to form an Independent International Truth Commission dedicated to preventing unproven assertions about 9-11 from setting the stage for a new world conflagration."http://iitc.911review.org/

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


Robin Cook
Robin Cook

Robin Cook 
(1946 - 2005) – Member of British Parliament and Holder of two cabinet posts; Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1997 - 2001 and Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council 2001 - 2003. He resigned the latter post on March 17, 2003 in protest against the invasion of Iraq.
  • Essay The Guardian 7/8/05 : 
    "Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians." http://www.guardian.co.uk

  • Editors Note: Mr. Cook's statement contradicts the 9/11 Commission Report's statement, "But Bin Laden and his comrades had their own sources of support and training, and they received little or no assistance from the United States." (page 56). See also former U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer J. Michael Springmann's statement about CIA training of Al-Qaida.

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


George Galloway
George Galloway

George Galloway
 – Member of British Parliament 1987 - present.  Co-author of Downfall: The Ceausescus and the Romanian Revolution(1990).  Author of I'm Not the Only One (autobiography 2004), Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington: The Brit Who Set Congress Straight About Iraq (2005), Fidel Castro Handbook (2006).


Annie Machon
Annie Machon

Annie Machon 
– Former MI5 Intelligence Officer (the UK equivalent of the U.S. FBI). Initially served in the Counter-Subversion department, officially known 'F2'. Later served in 'T Branch', the Irish counter-terrorism section and then 'G Branch', working on international counter-terrorism; 6 years of service. Resigned in 1996 to blow the whistle on illegal activities within MI5 and MI6 (the UK equivalent of the U.S. CIA).
  • Video Presentation at College of Marin, Kentfield, CA 9/22/08: 
    "We picked up a book. Of course it's the first book many of us will have read about 9/11. It was The New Pearl Harbor by David Ray Griffin. And I devoured it in a period of 24 hours. 
    It was like the scales falling from my eyes. It's so obvious there's so much evidence that we at least require a new inquiry into this. ... 
    I feel passionately we have to do something about this. On behalf not only of the families of the victims and the survivors and the eyewitnesses, but also the first responders; all those thousands of people who did their best to help their fellow human beings and ended up sick and dying because they were lied to by the U.S. government. 
    It's the duty of any thinking citizen, I think, to just carry on campaigning for a new independent and potentially international inquiry to really get to the bottom of this. 
    And let's think; it's not for us to prove the whole of our theories; any theories we have. There are many, many examples of weak links in their chain; their official story. 
    Even the [9/11] Commissioners have now said that they were set up to fail. If that's not an indication we need a new inquiry, I don't know what is. ... 
    The controversy around why the towers came down; all three of them. 
    The put options; the financial speculation on the fact that the shares of the airlines would plunge. 
    The failures, massive endemic failures of the air defenses of this country. That at least should require a decent, proper inquiry. And a whole range of other issues. ... 
    So there's this whole wealth of evidence, strong evidence that directly contradicts the official account and that's why we demand a new inquiry. We need one." Beginning at 40:10 of the video athttp://video.google.com

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


Andreas von Buelow
Andreas von Buelow, PhD

Andreas von Buelow, PhD
 – Former State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defense of West Germany.  Former Minister of Research and Technology.  Member of Bundestag (Parliament) 1969 - 1994.
  • 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 5/6/06:  "The official story is so inadequate and far-fetched that there must be another one."   http://video.google.com

  • Article/Interview 1/13/02: "The planning of the attacks was technically and organizationally a master achievement.  To hijack four huge airplanes within a few minutes and within one hour, to drive them into their targets, with complicated flight maneuvers!  This is unthinkable, without years-long support from secret apparatuses of the state and industry."  http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/VonBuelow

  • Documentary Shadowplay 2008:   "This whole behavior of government after 9/11 shows me that there must be these people which brought it about.  It must be very, very high up. ...  I think so.  It's a covert operation, a typical covert operation where you have patsies, false flag, where you prepare everything to blame different people from the people which really did the things.  But they are able to influence the public opinion in order to say, 'Well, the Muslims are our real foes, which we have to fight.'" http://www.youtube.com

  • 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."

Horst Ehmke
Horst Ehmke, PhD
Horst Ehmke, PhD – Former Minister of Justice (West Germany).  Former Minister for Research and Technology.  Cabinet Member under Chancellors Kurt Kiesinger and Willy Brandt 1966 - 1974.  Professor of Law, University of Freiburg


Eckart Werthebach
Eckart Werthebach, JD

Eckart Werthebach, JD 
– Former President, Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany’s domestic intelligence service 1991 - 1995.  Mayor of Berlin 2000 - 2001.  Berlin's Minister of the Interior 1998 - 2001.
  • Article Euro Intel Experts Dismiss ‘War on Terrorism’ as Deception 12/4/01: "Eckehardt [sic] Werthebach, former president of Germany's domestic intelligence service, Verfassungsschutz, told AFP that "the deathly precision" and "the magnitude of planning" behind the attacks of September 11 would have needed "years of planning." 
    Such a sophisticated operation, Werthebach said, would require the "fixed frame" of a state intelligence organization, something not found in a "loose group" of terrorists like the one allegedly led by Mohammed Atta while he studied in Hamburg. 
    Many people would have been involved in the planning of such an operation and Werthebach pointed to the absence of leaks as further indication that the attacks were "state organized actions."http://www.rense.com


Axel Troost
Axel Troost, PhD

Axel Troost, PhD Economics 
– Member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) 2005 - present.  German politician and political economist.  Member of the Left Party.  Since 1984 Managing Partner of PIW Progress Institute for Economic Research.  General Manager of the Office for Research in Rostock 1990 - 2001.
  • 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

  • Bio: http://www.bundestag.de/mdb/bio/T/troosax0.html

  • Website: http://www.axeltroost.de


Hans-Christian Stroebele
Hans-Christian Ströbele

Hans-Christian Ströbele
 – Member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) 1985 - 1987, 1998 - present.  German politician and lawyer.  Member of the Green Party.
  • Written Reply to Constituent Inquiry 5/17/08: 
    "Some years ago, I became concerned about the discrepancies in the account of the events of 9/11.  Many things still remain in the dark and many contradictions are unresolved.  This is mainly the result of the restrictive information policies of the U.S. administration.  In my opinion, it is likely that U.S. security agencies knew much more than they have admitted.  I also think it is possible that they were involved in the events. 
    But theories that the U.S. administration and a group of individuals around the President were responsible for planning the attacks, I believe are incorrect.  And this is supported by numerous public findings and repeated admissions from Al Qaida leaders.
    However, I recently received more mail pointing out new evidence and proof for such theories [of U.S. government involvement].  I do not have the time right now to look into this in detail, but I intend to do so this summer when I have more time."  Original comment in German at http://www.abgeordnetenwatch.de  

  • Bio: http://www.bundestag.de/mdb/bio/S/stroeha0.html

  • Website: http://www.stroebele-online.de/


Hans Wallow
Hans Wallow

Hans Wallow 
– Former Member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) 1981 - 1983 and 1990 - 1998. Former Assistant Secretary (Ministerialrat) Press and Information Office of the Federal Government responsible for Central and Latin America.  Former Director and Head of Federal Government Press and Information, responsible for areas of youth, family, health, research and technology, education and science. Frequent contributing writer to Friday, Rheinischer Merkur, and Berliner Zeitung. Author of Bitte einsteigen. Berichte aus dem politischen Alltag(Please get on board. Reports from political life) (1981), Richard von Weizsäcker in der Diskussion: Die verdrossene Gesellschaft (In discussion with Richard von Weizsäcker: The constantly complaining society) (1992), Der Profi: Rudolf Scharping (The Professional: Rudolf Scharping) (1994).
  • 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

  • Bio: http://webarchiv.bundestag.de

  • Website: http://www.hans-wallow.com/


Ernst Welteke
Ernst Welteke

Ernst Welteke
 – Former President of Deutsche Bundesbank (German Federal Bank) 1999 - 2004.  German politician and political economist.  Member of the Hessian State Parliament, 1974 - 1995.
  • Telegraph Article 9/23/01: "Ernst Welteke, president of the Bundesbank, said financial investigators had found strong indications of suspicious dealings in gold and oil, as well as unusual movements in airline and insurance shares, in the days before the September 11 attacks in the United States.  ..."There are ever clearer signs that there were activities on international financial markets that must have been carried out with the necessary expert knowledge." http://www.telegraph.co.uk

  • Washington Post Article 9/22/01: "The president of Germany's central bank said today there was mounting evidence that people connected to the attacks in New York and Washington sought to profit from the tragedy by engaging in "terrorism insider trading" on European stock and commodity markets. 
    Ernst Welteke, head of the Bundesbank, said a preliminary review by German regulators and bank researchers showed there were highly suspicious sales of shares in airlines and insurance companies, along with major trades in gold and oil markets, before Sept. 11 that suggest they were conducted with advance knowledge of the attacks. 
    Welteke said his researchers came across what he considers almost irrefutable proof of insider trading as recently as Thursday, but he refused to release details pending further consultations with regulators in other countries. 
    "What we found makes us sure that people connected to the terrorists must have been trying to profit from this tragedy,'' he told European finance ministers and central bankers."http://www.webcom.com/hrin/magazine/brussels.html

  • 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, seePaul Zarembka and William Bergman.

  • Bio: http://64.233.179.104:


Dieter Deiseroth
Dieter Deiseroth, JD

Dieter Deiseroth, JD – Judge at the Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) ), one of the five German Supreme Courts 2001 - present. Chief Judge of the Administrative Court in Münster and Head of the Data Protection Agency of North Rhine-Westphalia 1991 - 2001. Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe 1989 - 1991. Administrative Judge in Düsseldorf 1983 - 1989. Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German section of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) and Chair of the Whistleblowing Award Jury.
  • Interview Heise Online 12/15/09: 
    "The results and conclusions of the 9/11 Commission are questionable. The Commission consisted predominantly of persons allied with the Bush government as well as having very close ties to the military-industrial complex and the secret services. That was certainly true for Henry Kissinger, who was first offered the Chairmanship of the Commission, but which had to be quickly withdrawn, because the public and large parts of the Congress significantly questioned its ability to be independent.
    And now, more than 8 years after 9/11, there still has been no independent agency or court investigation of the alleged or available evidence to determine who was responsible for the attacks of 9/11, at least not by constitutionally required standards and procedures. ...
    Since 9/11, as if on a continuous loop, it has been announced again and again, that Osama Ben Laden and Al Qaida had been responsible for the attacks. ...
    However, we must insist that if someone accuses Bin Laden of being responsible for the terrorist acts of 9/11, then they must also carry the burden of proving it. ...
    I state that the official US investigation report leaves a great many unanswered questions about 9/11. ...
    The alleged or actual proof for the official version of 9/11, stated by the Bush administration, so far has never been examined by an independent court. That was prevented from happening. ...
    Many lawyers, including very well-known experts in international law as for instance Professor Richard Falk (Princeton University) and Professor Burns Weston (University of Iowa), demanded that the United Nations should furnish an international, independent commission to examine the evidence and determine who was responsible for the terrorist attacks of 9/11. This demand appears to me to be quite reasonable. Such an independent investigation committee could provide important clarification ...
    I consider this proposal meaningful and necessary. Because it is an investigation of the primary official justification for a war (“Operation Enduring Freedom”) and for significant changes in the US legal system resulting from the so-called Homeland Security legislation. ... 
    It is unfortunate that many within the media, are still not sufficiently prepared to face the issue of 9 / 11 and the unanswered questions. Perhaps because it would open up other abysses."
    The original article in German is available at
    http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/31/31729/1.html


Jochen Scholz
Lt. Col. Jochen Scholz

Lt. Col. Jochen Scholz, German Air Force (ret) 
(Oberstleutnant der Bundesluftwaffe) – Retired German Air Force and NATO officer.  Represented Germany in various NATO committees and multi-national organizations.  38-year Air Force career, of which 12 years were in NATO service, and the final 6 years were with the German Federal Ministry of Defense.
  • Video documentary Unter Falscher Flagge (Under False Flag) 12/07: 
    Regarding 9/11: "Ultimate responsibility for the so-called "air policing" and for alarming the interceptor pilots, in NATO terminology an "Alpha Scramble" when the planes go up, lies with the North American Air Defense Command NORAD.  It is the largest air defense center in the world watching for external as well as internal threats.  It has every single mouse on its radar screen.  
    Among the NATO nations, it is the general rule that within 10 to 15 minutes of the sounding of an alarm, planes have to be in the air.  It was exactly this which did not occur for over two hours.  Not one single interceptor plane made the attempt to force the [hijacked] planes down or even to investigate or anything else.  A story is told that prior to September 11th, 2001, in the same year more than 60 similar operations [air intercepts] were executed without a hitch.  
    And the smokescreens which have been put up by the official inquiry committee of the Congress that on this day an unbelievable number of exercises by the Air Force had taken place and so everyone had been confused and not able to tell the difference between real life and exercise.  That is simply incomprehensible for someone with a background in air defense.  Because exercises, with regard to air traffic control and air defense, are always separated from real life in air traffic."
    English subtitled version: http://nuoviso.com
    Original in German: http://www.nuoviso.de


Wolfram Elsner
Wolfram Elsner, PhD

Wolfram Elsner, PhD – Former head of the Planning Division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of Bremen and Director of the Bremen State Economic Research Institute, and Bremen State Official for Industrial Defense Conversion, 1989 - 2001. Currently Professor of Economics, Structural Research and Economic Policy, in the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Institute for Institutional and Socio-Economics (IISO), at the University of Bremen, Germany. Also Adjunct Professor, Doctoral Faculty, Department of Economics, University of Missouri. Chair of the German chapter of Economists for Peace and Security (formerly Economists Allied for Arms Reduction) 2003 - present. and is a member of the editorial and advisory boards of several international journals, including the Economics of Peace and Security Journal (EPSJ). He has organized the Joint Seminars of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) andEconomists for Peace and Security (EPS). Author, co-author and editor of numerous books on modern economics, including International Restructuring and Conversion of the Arms Industries and the Military Sector (2002), Arms, War, and Terrorism in the Global Economy Today (2007), Advances in Evolutionary Institutional Economics(2008), Konversion als Innovation: Die bremische Konversionsförderung 1992 bis 1995 (1998), Social Costs and Public Action in Modern Capitalism (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."

  • 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


Albert Stahel
Lt. Col. Albert A. Stahel, PhD 

Lt. Col. 
(Oberstleutnant) Albert A. Stahel, PhD – Internationally recognized expert on military strategy.  Professor of Political Science, University of Zurich 1986 - present.  Head Lecturer for Strategic Studies,Military Academy (MILAK) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology(ETH) 1980 - 2006.  Former Professor of International Relations, University of Geneva. 
Managing Director and Vice President of the Forum Humanitarian Switzerland, Zurich.  Director of the Zurich Institute for Strategic Studies.  Member, The Military Conflict Institute, Washington DC.  Member, International Political Science Association, Oslo.  Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.  Member, Swiss Association of Political Science, St. Gallen. 
Author, co-author, and editor of numerous articles and books on the subject of military strategy, modern warfare, terrorism, organized crime, nuclear weapons, airpower, and Afghanistan.  An extensive list of his many publications can be found here.
  • Article in Blick, the largest Swiss newspaper 9/15/06 "Now even the Swiss are saying, "The More We Research, The More We Doubt" 
    "2,973 people died in the attacks of 9/11.  'Bin Laden' and 'Al Qaeda', screamed the Bush clan.  The world believed him.  Now, even scientists are beginning to doubt the Bush version.  The Swiss university professors Albert A. Stahel (63) and Daniele Ganser (34) are now asking heated questions. 
    "Something is wrong," says military strategy expert Stahel in the 'Weltwoche' and refers to the 'incomplete' official 9/11 Report of the U.S. government in 2004. 
    BLICK confirmed the professor's criticism at the University: 
    "Osama Bin Laden is 'not the great godfather' behind the attacks. He does not have enough means of communication. 
    Stahel also doubts that a passenger plane crashed into the Pentagon.  "For flight novice it is actually impossible to so precisely hit the building." 
    Seven hours after the Twin Towers collapsed next to it, World Trade Center Building 7 also collapsed.  According to the official version, it burned a long time.  According to Stahel, "Nothing is clear."  Original article in German http://www.blick.ch

  • Tages Anzeiger Article 9/9/06: "Americans have been poorly and one-sidedly informed about 9/11.  First and foremost the SURPRISE Theory [The US government was not expecting the attack.] has been disseminated through every channel," according to Professor Albert Stahel of the University of Zurich.  "Now that is taking its toll.  Alternative media have launched a counter-attack, spreading the LIHOP Theory [The US government knew the attack was coming, but Let IHappen OPurpose.] and the MIHOP Theory [The U.S. government planned and executed the attack i.eMade IHappen OPurpose.]. Who wins will only be shown in the future.  Distrust of the government is great." English translation: http://www.danieleganser.chOriginal in German: http://www.danieleganser.ch

  • CV: http://www.strategische-studien.com


Said Huber
Lt. Col. Said Huber

Lt. Col. 
(Oberstleutnant) Said Huber – Attorney and Clerk of the Military Supreme Court of Switzerland (Militärkassationsgericht).  Former Artillery Officer of the Swiss Armed Forces.
  • Review of The 9/11 Conspiracy edited by James Fetzer, PhD8/6/07:
    "Committed to Truth and scientific reasoning University Professor Emeritus James H. Fetzer (a former Marine Corps officer) explains together with eminent scholars and researchers in a breathtaking way all essential facts that all responsible citizens should know about the atrocities of 9/11. 
    Examining thoroughly the scientific, historical, political, economical and psychological dimensions of these horrendous events they substantiate convincingly that 
    1. the 9/11 government account (= official conspiracy theory) is provably false, 
    2. all circumstantial evidence points at an "inside job" (yet to be subjected to impartial criminal investigation), 
    3. the alleged (global) "war on terrorism" - an oxymoron - is a double deception upon humanity (enabling hidden robber-knight and Orwellian police-state agendas). 
    Reading this book the question arises if the stratagem to call 9/11-Truth researchers names (or doing worse to them) reflects the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of those who refuse to LOOK at the facts with an open mind and to THINK logically ... 
    Anyway I'm thrilled to see these brave scholars for 9/11-Truth stand up and prove - once more and beyond any reasonable doubt - that war IS a racket, as America's most decorated USMC Major General Smedley D. Butler believed (By the way: do you think this General was wrong to write: "There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."?)."http://www.amazon.com/review

  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11: 
    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law. 
    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers. 
    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence. 
    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure. 
    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions. 
    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com

  • 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


Francesco Cossiga
Francesco Cossiga

Francesco Cossiga
 – President of Italy (1985 - 1992) and Former Prime Minister.  Also served as Undersecretary for Defence.  Former President of the Italian Senate.  Former Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Foreign Affairs Committee.  Former Professor of Constitutional Law, Sassari University.  Named "Doctor of Civil Law" from Oxford University.  Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford.  Member of the Council of the Foundation of the Academy of Philosophy Studies of Liechtenstein.  Honorary Senator of the Senate of the University of Bonn.  Holds honorary degrees from major universities around the world.  Author of Il Torto e il Diritto: Quasi un Antologia Personale (The Wrong and the Right: A Personal Anthology) (1993).
  • Article Corriere della Sera 11/30/07:  Mr. Cossiga commenting on a purported new video from Osama bin Laden:  "From areas around the Palazzo Chigi, nerve centre of direction of Italian intelligence, it is noted that the non-authenticity of the video is supported by the fact that Osama bin Laden in it 'confessed' that Al Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York.  However, all of the democratic areas of America and of Europe, with the Italian center-left in the forefront, now know full well that the disastrous attack was planned and executed by the American CIA and Mossad with the help of the Zionist world to falsely incriminate Arabic countries and to persuade the Western Powers to intervene in Iraq and Afghanistan."  Original article in Italian http://www.corriere.it

  • Book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA: "Cossiga indicated his suspicion that the attacks presupposed some form of complicity within the US security system. The mastermind of the attack, Cossiga observed must have been a "sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel. I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel." As for Bin Laden, Cossiga added that "it is not thinkable that he did everything by himself." (La Stampa 9/14/01, EIR 9/15/01) (p. 36) http://www.indymedia.org

  • Biohttp://de.camera.it/_presidents/schede/cossiga.asp


Ferdinando Imposimato
Ferdinando Imposimato

Ferdinando Imposimato
 – Honorary President of the Suprema Corte di Cassazione (Supreme Court of Italy).  Former Senior Investigative Judge, Italy.  Presided over several terrorism-related cases, including the kidnapping and ultimate assassination of President Aldo Moro (1978), the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II (1981), other political assassinations and kidnapping cases and several cases against the Mafia.  Former Senator who served on the Anti-Mafia Commission in three administrations.  Former legal consultant to the United Nations regarding institution of laws to control drug trafficking.  Former President of TRIO (Transplant Recipient International Organization).  Author of Un juge en Italie : pouvoir, corruption, terrorisme. Les dossiers noirs de la Mafia (2000), La Grande Menzogna (2006).
  • Book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA by Webster Tarpley: "Ferdinando Imposimato, one of the most prominent investigating judges in Italy during the years of the Red Brigades, the Moro assassination, and the attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II, also found it impossible to accept the Bush administration account.  Imposimato was also a former senator and television personality. Speaking to students at Rome University on November 8, 2001 concerning the question of the clash of civilizations, Imposimato made clear that his own view of 9/11 centered on “the participation of internal US forces” in the attacks."  http://www.indymedia.org.uk

  • Essay Two Towers of Lies 4/9/07:  "The basic thesis of my book (La Grande Menzogna2006), which is based on documents, declarations, testimonies, legal proceedings and the results of investigations by American commissions is simple: the War in Iraq was not the just and unavoidable answer of the United States and Great Britain to the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, which they blamed on the treachery and malice of Saddam Hussein and who they also claimed was guilty of attempting to obtain atomic weapons in order to destroy the unsuspecting and innocent America. 
    In reality, the War in Iraq, waged against the will of the overwhelming majority of world-wide public opinion, Pope John Paul II, and the United Nations, although it was launched 20 March 2003, had been planned for a long time before that.  There were multiple objectives for the War: the conquest of the oil resources of the Middle East, the extension of the imperial dominion of the United States and the support to the war industry of America, which spends 450 billions of dollars each year (the same amount as all the rest of the world combined and it all goes to a single entity: the Pentagon). 
    In order to justify this unjust war and its deaths, that still today kills thousands of innocent victims in Iraq and all over the world, with unpredictable effects on international peace, a gigantic conspiracy came into being, that saw the participation of the CIA, the Mossad, MI5 (the British service) and of the SISMI (Italy's Military Intelligence and Security Service), of some journalists of the Washington Post and the New York Times, and the main collaborators in the White House and the Pentagon. ... 
    The War in Iraq, in truth, was predicated on two false schemes prepared well before 9/11. The first was that Saddam had tried to import uranium ore [Yellowcake] from Niger, which was in the planning nine months before 9/11, the Joint British Committee Intelligence wrote in a its relationship: "confirmed sources do not say that the Iraqis are interested in acquiring uranium". The second one was that Saddam Hussein had ties with the terrorists of 9/11." (Original in Italian) http://www.megachip.info

  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11: 
    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law. 
    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers. 
    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence. 
    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure. 
    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions. 
    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com

  • Blog: http://ferdinandoimposimato.blogspot.com


Giulietto Chiesa
Giulietto Chiesa

Giulietto Chiesa
 – Member of European Parliament, 2004 - present (Italy).  Vice Chairman, Committee on International Trade.  Member of Committee on Security and Defense.  Journalist 1980 - 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."

  • Co-author: 9/11: Breaking the Wall of Silence Petition 12/07, which states: 
    "September 11, 2001 has changed the course of history and changed the entire global framework.  Following the tragic and spectacular attack, which killed three thousand innocent people, most of the truisms of western culture have been shattered.  9/11 was followed by a U.S. offensive that has already produced two wars and changed not only the geopolitics of entire areas of the planet, but also the balance of power that had evolved over the previous decades. 
    Although the attack has been responsible for changing the world with remarkable speed, a comprehensive explanation of the events of September 11, and their planning, took over three years to be drafted by a commission of inquiry authorized by the Congress of the United States.  And a single entity has been judged to be entirely responsible and condemned to life imprisonment. 
    However a careful analysis reveals that the official version of 9/11 is not only deficient in dozens of essential points, but in dozens of other points it is demonstrably false. 
    These falsehoods, the reluctance to begin the investigation, and the apparent inconsistencies of the official story, raise most serious questions.  There is no need to lie when the truth is clear. So, if the official powers lie, this means that they want to prevent the emergence of truth.  And the deceit indicates that the alleged suicide bombers did not act alone and that they had powerful allies at various levels of the U.S. establishment: in the institutions responsible for defending the security of the country. ... 
    Faced with so many inexplicable oddities surrounding such a crucial event in our common history, we must ask questions and seek answers.  Many have done just that in the last several years and a huge amount of facts, data analysis, and images has already been collected and placed under the scrutiny of rigorous testing.  They confirmed all the suspicions.  We intend to add our own contribution to this work, aware that peace and democracy are in serious danger until these efforts manage to shed light on who was responsible and in what exact manner the terrorist attacks of September 11 were made. ... 
    We are aware that assessments of the extent of official complicity in September 11 may vary considerably.  However we are compelled by our conviction of the need for an independent investigation and because of the enormity of these implications that it is absolutely essential.  We do this on behalf of the victims, foremost, but also to defend world peace and the lives of citizens, whose civil and human rights were seriously undermined, as a result of September 11, as were the fundamental conventions of international law."  The full text of the original petition in Italian is available at http://www.zerofilm.info

  • Speech 11/18/05 (video) : "Four years ago, an enormous media event changed the course of the world.  Billions of people were given only one explanation for that, which is entirely false.  Therefore everyone who dares to question it is treated as if he was a fool.  … Media are silent.  I believe you know what event I am speaking of; September 11."  http://video.google.com

  • Biohttp://www.europarl.europa.eu/members


Gianni Vattimo
Gianni Vattimo

Gianni Vattimo 
– Member of European Parliament, 1999 - 2004 (Italy).  Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.  Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport. 
One of Italy's foremost contemporary philosophers.  Internationally recognized author, philosopher, and politician.  Professor of Philosophy  and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Turin.  Former visiting professor, Yale University, University of California at Los Angeles, New York University, and State University of New York.  Speaker and presenter at numerous seminars and conferences at various universities worldwide.  Member of the Academy of Sciences in Turin.   Recipient of honorary degrees from several universities.  Author of hundreds of scholarly articles and more than a dozen books about philosophy, ethics, religion, and politics.  An extensive list of his publications can be found here.
  • 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: 9/11: Breaking the Wall of Silence Petition 12/07, which states: 
    "September 11, 2001 has changed the course of history and changed the entire global framework.  Following the tragic and spectacular attack, which killed three thousand innocent people, most of the truisms of western culture have been shattered.  9/11 was followed by a U.S. offensive that has already produced two wars and changed not only the geopolitics of entire areas of the planet, but also the balance of power that had evolved over the previous decades. 
    Although the attack has been responsible for changing the world with remarkable speed, a comprehensive explanation of the events of September 11, and their planning, took over three years to be drafted by a commission of inquiry authorized by the Congress of the United States.  And a single entity has been judged to be entirely responsible and condemned to life imprisonment. 
    However a careful analysis reveals that the official version of 9/11 is not only deficient in dozens of essential points, but in dozens of other points it is demonstrably false. 
    These falsehoods, the reluctance to begin the investigation, and the apparent inconsistencies of the official story, raise most serious questions.  There is no need to lie when the truth is clear. So, if the official powers lie, this means that they want to prevent the emergence of truth.  And the deceit indicates that the alleged suicide bombers did not act alone and that they had powerful allies at various levels of the U.S. establishment: in the institutions responsible for defending the security of the country. ... 
    Faced with so many inexplicable oddities surrounding such a crucial event in our common history, we must ask questions and seek answers.  Many have done just that in the last several years and a huge amount of facts, data analysis, and images has already been collected and placed under the scrutiny of rigorous testing.  They confirmed all the suspicions.  We intend to add our own contribution to this work, aware that peace and democracy are in serious danger until these efforts manage to shed light on who was responsible and in what exact manner the terrorist attacks of September 11 were made. ... 
    We are aware that assessments of the extent of official complicity in September 11 may vary considerably.  However we are compelled by our conviction of the need for an independent investigation and because of the enormity of these implications that it is absolutely essential.  We do this on behalf of the victims, foremost, but also to defend world peace and the lives of citizens, whose civil and human rights were seriously undermined, as a result of September 11, as were the fundamental conventions of international law."  The full text of the original petition in Italian is available at http://www.zerofilm.info

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

  • Website: http://www.giannivattimo.it/


Fernando Rossi
Fernando Rossi

Fernando Rossi 
– Former Senator, Italy.  Secretary of the Senate's Committee on Constitutional Affairs.  Member of the Parliamentary Commission for Regional Issues.  Member of the Committee on Finance and the Treasury.
  • Signatory: 9/11: Breaking the Wall of Silence Petition 12/07, which states: 
    "September 11, 2001 has changed the course of history and changed the entire global framework.  Following the tragic and spectacular attack, which killed three thousand innocent people, most of the truisms of western culture have been shattered.  9/11 was followed by a U.S. offensive that has already produced two wars and changed not only the geopolitics of entire areas of the planet, but also the balance of power that had evolved over the previous decades. 
    Although the attack has been responsible for changing the world with remarkable speed, a comprehensive explanation of the events of September 11, and their planning, took over three years to be drafted by a commission of inquiry authorized by the Congress of the United States.  And a single entity has been judged to be entirely responsible and condemned to life imprisonment.
    However a careful analysis reveals that the official version of 9/11 is not only deficient in dozens of essential points, but in dozens of other points it is demonstrably false.
    These falsehoods, the reluctance to begin the investigation, and the apparent inconsistencies of the official story, raise most serious questions.  There is no need to lie when the truth is clear. So, if the official powers lie, this means that they want to prevent the emergence of truth.  And the deceit indicates that the alleged suicide bombers did not act alone and that they had powerful allies at various levels of the U.S. establishment: in the institutions responsible for defending the security of the country. ... 
    Faced with so many inexplicable oddities surrounding such a crucial event in our common history, we must ask questions and seek answers.  Many have done just that in the last several years and a huge amount of facts, data analysis, and images has already been collected and placed under the scrutiny of rigorous testing.  They confirmed all the suspicions.  We intend to add our own contribution to this work, aware that peace and democracy are in serious danger until these efforts manage to shed light on who was responsible and in what exact manner the terrorist attacks of September 11 were made. ... 
    We are aware that assessments of the extent of official complicity in September 11 may vary considerably.  However we are compelled by our conviction of the need for an independent investigation and because of the enormity of these implications that it is absolutely essential.  We do this on behalf of the victims, foremost, but also to defend world peace and the lives of citizens, whose civil and human rights were seriously undermined, as a result of September 11, as were the fundamental conventions of international law."  The full text of the original petition in Italian is available at http://www.zerofilm.info

  • Biohttp://www.senato.it


Roland Dumas
Roland Dumas

Roland Dumas 
– Foreign Minister of France (equivalent to the U.S. Secretary of State) 1984-1986 and 1988-1993, periods which included the collapse of the Soviet Block, the Gulf War, and the negotiations of the Maastricht Treaty. Minister for European Affairs 1983-1984. President of the Constitutional Council 1995-1999. Elected Member of the National Assembly of France 1956-1958, 1967-1968, 1981-1983, 1986-1988.
  • Video interview on Tonight or Never with Frederic Taddei 12/16/10: 
    "I'll tell you what I think about September 11. I don't believe it."http://www.reopen911.info

  • Interview by Hisham Hamza of Oumma.com 12/17/10 
    Question: You said last night on Frederic Taddei’s show that you do not believe in Sept. 11. What do you mean by that? 
    Roland Dumas:  I think it cannot be more clear. I do not believe what was told about it. 
    Question:  What do you mean exactly? 
    Roland Dumas:  There are many abnormal facts in the official version.  I read and studied a lot of research done on this issue. Many items do not hold up (to scrutiny).  Just look, for example, at the hole in the Pentagon made by the plane.  It's much too small.  And there are other less known aspects. 
    Question:  Does the official version seem to you to be untrue or just incomplete? 
    Roland Dumas: Again, just take a serious look at it to get an idea. ... Indeed, the official version does not hold up (to scrutiny).http://oumma.com/Roland-Dumas-Le-11-Septembre-je-n

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


Christine Boutin
Christine Boutin

Christine Boutin
 – Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, France (appointed on 5/18/07).  Founder and leader of the French political party, Forum des républicains sociaux (Forum of Social Republicans, FRS).  Presidential candidate in 2002.   Former Deputy of the French National Assembly (equivalent to a U.S. Congressperson).
  • Video interview with Karl Zéro 11/24/06: 
    Question:  Do you think that Bush could be the instigator of the [9/11] attacks? 
    Christine Boutin:  I think that it is possible. And this conviction is reinforced by the fact that the websites dealing with this issue are among the most popular on the Internet.  Personally, I feel so concerned about information and communication technologies and I say to myself that this mass expression, this voice of people cannot be totally wrong. ... 
    I'm not telling you that I adhere to that position but let's say that, nevertheless, I'm questioning myself a bit on this question. 
    [Alternative translation of Christine Boutin's remark. "I think that it's possible. And I think it all the more so because I know that the sites that are talking about these problems are sites that get the most traffic. As someone who is quite sensitive to the problem of new practices of news and communication, it seems to me that this expression of the masses, coming from the people, can't be completely without truth. ... 
    I'm not telling you that I adhere to that position but let's say that, nevertheless, I'm questioning myself a bit on this question."]http://www.rue89.com and http://sfgate.com

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

  • Blog: http://www.frs-ladroitehumaine.fr


Pierre Henri Bunel
Col. Pierre-Henri Bunel

Col. Pierre-Henri Bunel, French Army (ret) 
– Army intelligence and artillery officer.  Graduate of École Militaire of St. Cyr.  Expert in the effects of artillery weapons and explosives. Served in the Gulf War as battlefield damage assessment officer and aide-de-camp to French General Michel Roquejoffre.  Bunel was one of four French officers decorated by General Norman Schwarzkopf for service in the Gulf War.  Also Served in French and NATO operations in Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Yugoslavia.  24-year army career.
  • Essay included in Pentagate by Thierry Meyssan (2002):Regarding Department of Defense photos of the Pentagon on 9/11 - "This image of the impact on the Pentagon is very instructive as to the nature of the explosion. ... It corresponds to a detonation of an explosive with high energetic power.  The explosion does not correspond to a deflagration of kerosene [as would result from the impact of an airliner]. ... 
    One distinguishes at ground level, starting from the right-hand side of the photo and going to the base of the mass of white vapor, a white line of smoke. ... As opposed to the smoke that would come out of two kerosene-fueled engines, this smoke is white. The turbojets of a Boeing 757 would in fact leave a trail of much blacker smoke. The examination of this photo alone already suggests a single engine flying vehicle much smaller in size than an airliner. ... 
    The last photo was produced by the Department of Defense and published on a Navy Web site. In examining it, one can see an almost circular hole topped by a black smudge, This perforation is about seven feet in diameter and is situated in the wall of the third line of buildings working inward from the façade. It is supposed to have been made by the nose of the plane.  That would mean that the nose of the aircraft, a radome of carbon fiber that is far from being armored, would have traversed without destroying them six load-bearing walls of building considered to be rather solid. ... The appearance of the perforation in the wall certainly resembles the effects of anti-concrete hollow charges that I have been able to observe on a number of battlefields. ... 
    This photo, and the effects described in the official version, lead me therefore to think that the detonation that struck the building was that of a high-powered hollow charge used to destroy hardened buildings and carried by an aerial vehicle, a missile."http://www.voltairenet

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


Birgitta Jonsdottir
Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Birgitta Jónsdóttir
 – Member of Parliament, Iceland. Member of the Committee on the Environment. Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Member of the Icelandic delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
  • 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

  • Website: http://this.is/birgitta/


Fujita Yukihisa
Yukihisa Fujita

Fujita Yukihisa
Yukihisa Fujita's speech at
the House of Councillors

Yukihisa Fujita
 – Member, House of Councillors (the upper house), National Diet of Japan.  Member and former Director, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense.  Former Member of the House of Representatives.  Former Director General of the International Department of the Democratic Party of Japan.
  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposéby David Ray Griffin 9/30/08: 
    "Citizens in many countries are waging a war on the cover-up of the basis for the so-called war on terror–this basis being the official interpretation of the 9/11 attacks. Along with the Internet, which has equipped both public figures and ordinary citizens to wage this war on the cover-up, David Ray Griffin has revealed dozens of omissions, distortions, and contradictions in the official story in a way that provides undeniable evidence of its falsity. The New Pearl Harbor Revisited presents a powerful exposé of the false narrative that has been driving the mainstream political agenda since 9/11. It is now up to politicians and journalists around the world to expose this truth to our peoples."http://davidraygriffin.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."

  • Session of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense of the House of Councilors 1/10/08: In a 40-minute presentation on the floor of the House of Councillors (the upper house of the legislature), Yukihisa Fujita directly questioned the official version of 9/11.  Present in the session and responding to Mr. Fujita's questions were Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and members of his Cabinet. 
    Mr. Fujita stated that no official police investigation had been conducted into the deaths of the 24 Japanese citizens who were killed on 9/11. 
    He also said that many people worldwide doubt the official account of 9/11 and much evidence has been collected that contradicts the government's version of 9/11, evidence which can be seen on many websites. 
    During Mr. Fujita's speech, several large photos were sequentially displayed of:
      - the alleged path of Flight 77 to the Pentagon
      - the Pentagon entry and exit holes and a correctly scaled
        overlay of a Boeing 757
      - the WTC Twin Towers exploding
      - New York firefighter Capt. Dennis Tardio  discussing
        detonators at the WTC
      - the collapse of WTC Building 7

    Mr. Fujita demanded further investigation of the events of 9/11. 
    Video of Mr. Fujita's presentation, including Prime Minister Fukuda's and his Cabinet members' responses, can be seen in three segments at Part 1Part 2Part 3 
  • 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://www.y-fujita.com/


Tadashi Inuzuka
Tadashi Inuzuka

Tadashi Inuzuka, MBA – Member, House of Councillors (the upper house), National Diet of Japan.  Director, Committee on Budget. Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence. Member, Special Committee on Official Development Assistance and Related Matters.
  • 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."

  • Website: http://tadashi-inuzuka.jp


Jeanette Fitzsimons
Jeanette Fitzsimons

Jeanette Fitzsimons – Member of Parliament, New Zealand, 1996 - present.  Co-leader of the Green Party. Member, Transport and Industrial Relations Committee. Member, Emissions Trading Scheme Review Committee. Former Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Energy Planning, Department of Planning, Auckland University 1980-1992.
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation: 
    "There is so much that does not make sense about the official version of 9/11. I have read all 600 plus pages of Crossing the Rubicon and it appears to me to be well researched, though I still have an open mind on the matter of what exactly did happen. It is time we knew the truth one way or another, and an independent enquiry is the way to achieve this. If we do not know the truth of our history it will compromise our future." http://pl911truth.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."


Douglas Everingham
Douglas Nixon Everingham, MBBS

Douglas Nixon Everingham, MBBS – Member, House of Representatives, Australia 1967 - 1975 and 1977 - 1984. Minister for Health 1972 - 1975. Vice-President, World Health Assembly 1975. Parliamentary Adviser, Australia's delegation to the United Nations 1982. Appointed Member by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the National Consultative Committee on Peace and Disarmament 1998 - 2000. Former family and hospital doctor and psychiatric registrar.
  • Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: 
    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth,Pilots for 9/11 TruthFirefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."

  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation: 
    "Unless U.S. and allied (including Australian) leaders move to demand independent investigation of the 9/11 catastrophe, the military sequels in Iraq and Afghanistan must be widely seen as war crimes falsely labeled as a war on terror." http://pl911truth.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."

Paul Lannoye
Paul Lannoye

Paul Lannoye
 – Member of European Parliament, 1989 - 2004 (Belgium).  Former Vice Chairman, Committee on Energy, Research and Technology.  Former Vice Chairman, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection.
  • 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."

  • Open Letter 5/24/04: "I implore legislators, parliamentarians, and citizens worldwide to become involved in the global 9-11 Truth Movement by signing up at www.911Visibility.org and www.911Truth.org. These organizations have worked with 9-11 family members, and citizens worldwide to lobby government, media, and the 9-11 Commission to demand truth, and to hold public actions to educate the world about the apparent 9-11 cover up." http://www.911truth.org

  • Bio:http://www.paullannoye.be/carriere.php


Pierre Galand
Pierre Galand

Pierre Galand 
– Former Senator, Belgium.  Professor of Economics and President of the Lay Action Center (Centre d'Action Laïque), University of Brussels.  Former Secretary General of Oxfam - Belgium 1966 - 1997.  President, World Organization Against Torture - Europe . Served as President of several international Non-Governmental Organizations, a complete list of which can be seen here.
  • Supporter of United for Truth platform 8/29/08
    "In solidarity with the American citizens, we demand an independent investigation of the 9/11 attacks, which were the pretext for too many wars, lies, and a serious decrease of our civil rights. 
    We want European troops back home!  We want European laws that guarantee neutrality of the internet and that explicitly forbid tracing/chipping (RFID) of human beings as well as other electronic threats on our freedom.  We want democratic and public control of financial organizations and the mass media.  But most of all we want you to get your life back." 
    We do not claim to know or report "what really happened on 9/11". Until an independent investigation take place we shouldn't even claim it was an "inside job". 
    We want to break the wall of silence and the actual isolation of the so called "9-11 truth movement" in Europe when the majority of the US citizen do ask for that independent investigation. 
    We want to put the 9/11 in its context and link it to its consequences as 9/11 was a pretext to military wars against innocent people, political wars against freedom around the world and on the net, economical wars against the whole population and the planet itself."  http://www.unitedfortruth.org/
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  • Bio: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Galand
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  • Website: www.pierregaland.be


Berit As
Berit Ås

Berit Ås 
– Former Member of Parliament, Norway.  Professor Emerita and Former President of the Feminist University, Norway.  Former Professor of Social Psychology, University of Oslo 1968 - 1994.  Visiting Professor: University of Missouri, Mount Saint Vincent University (Canada), and University of Uppsala (Sweden).  Former President of the International Federation of University Women in Norway.  Noted feminist. Awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the University of Copenhagen, the University of Halifax in Canada and Uppsala 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."

  • Founding Member: The Norwegian 9/11 Press Conference Group  Association Statement:  "The Norwegian 911 Press Conference Group was established on a private initiative in January 2007 almost as an emergency solution to what we perceived as a systematic unwillingness by the Norwegian mainstream media to present, discuss and analyze a wealth of indisputable facts that each indicated or proved that the terrorist attack in USA on 11. September 2001 must have been an inside job.  With 'inside job' we mean that a network of persons from the top echelons of the American Establishment, administration, government and intelligence planned, directed and executed the terrorist act."

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berit_%C3%85s


Per Mohn
Per Mohn

Per Mohn – Former Deputy Representative to the Norwegian Parliament.
  • 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."




Lt. Commander Rolf Hustad
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Lt. Commander Rolf Hustad, Royal Norwegian Navy 
– Former weapons specialist and artillery officer. 12-year military career.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "The statistical chance of the only 3 steel framed buildings ever to collapse [due to fire], owned by the same person, with a special clause for terrorist act, occurring in the same day, is just too remote for anyone to grasp! 
    He [Larry Silverstein] even admits to "pulling the building" in a TV interview!"  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.


Ole Gerstrom
Ole Gerstrom

Ole Gerstrom – Former Member of Parliament, Denmark
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation: 
    "I have studied the events of 9/11 since the very day. The more I get down into the facts, the more obvious it is that this was an inside job. The planning must have taken years. The cover-up is being worked at hard. The significance for our poor planet is enormous. Getting the truth out will change the political climate like we have never seen before." http://pl911truth.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."


Jens Claus Hansen
Commander Jens Claus Hansen

Commander Jens Claus Hansen, Royal Danish Navy 
– Director of Political Science, Danish Defense Academy 1998 - present. Editor of the Journal of Naval Affairs of the Society of Danish Naval Lieutenants. Assignments have included sea duty in submarines and staff duty with the Defense Staff.


Mat Herben
Mat Herben

Mat Herben 
– Former Member of Parliament, Netherlands.  Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee for Defense.  Prior to election to public office, served for over 20 years as a journalist and editor in the Ministry of Defense.  Former Editor of Defensiekrant, the weekly magazine of the Ministry of Defense.  Former Editor of Alle Hens andDe Vliegende Hollander, the monthly magazines of the Netherlands Royal Navy and Air Force.
  • Article Metro News 8/31/06 (original in Dutch): 
    "Tomorrow the Dutch version DVD of Loose Change goes on the market. The documentary asks questions about 9/11. 
    The documentary is introduced by, among others, politician Mat Herben, defense specialist.  One of the main points of the documentary is the lack of large pieces of wreckage of the airplane which flew into the Pentagon. 
    "Sometimes your eyes can deceive you.  It has been insufficiently shown that what happened at the Pentagon is really the same as what happened at the WTC," says Herben, referring to the presence of an airplane.  "More evidence is needed about the wreckage of the airplane." 
    A complete plane cannot evaporate.  And certainly engine parts must be retrievable.  "Some wreckage must be observable.  If that is not the case, it raises questions.  How can it be possible that there is no wreckage of the wings of the plane?", the politician asks in the film. 
    Regarding the [officially] released photos of the [Pentagon] explosion in which the airplane cannot be seen, Herben said, "The importance of this matter to the public requires you show that flight approaching [the Pentagon].  Those pictures must be shown.  If those pictures existed, by not showing them, you, as a government, would be acting quite stupidly.  Or else you really have something to hide."  Translated from the original in Dutch. http://www.waarheid911.nl/actualiteit310806.html
    Loose Change (Dutch edition) can be seen athttp://video.google.nl

  • Website: http://www.matherben.nl/


Philippe Gratier
Philippe Gratier, MA 

Philippe Gratier, MA – Retired Interpreter, European Commission 1975 - 2006. Lecturer, Linguistics, University College London 1965 - 1975.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "The official story doesn't add up. The investigations were incomplete. It's disturbing not to know what's really going on. This area of darkness fuels all kinds of speculations throughout the world. A lucid account needs to be made, stating what's known, what is discovered and what maybe remains unknown." 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.


Heikki Kurttila
Heikki Kurttila, DSc 

Heikki Kurttila, D.Sc. (Tech.) (Doctor of Technology)
 – Safety Engineer and Accident Analyst, National Safety Technology Authority (TUKES), Finland.  Specialist in the investigation of pressure vessel explosion accidents and the impacts of the shock waves caused by them.  30 years experience.
  • Analysis of the collapse of WTC Building 7, 11/18/05: 
    "Conclusion: The observed collapse time of WTC 7 was 6.5 seconds. That is only half a second longer than it would have taken for the top of the building to fall to the ground in a vacuum, and half a second shorter than the falling time of an apple when air resistance is taken into account. ... The great speed of the collapse and the low value of the resistance factor strongly suggest controlled demolition."   http://www.saunalahti.fi   

  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "WTC Tower 1, 2 and 7 could not have collapsed by fires the way we saw without extra auxiliaries, as for example, explosives.  NIST could not have explained the collapses at all and it has left the 'official' explanations to private persons who have failed, too.  The last attempt was done by Dr. Seffen from Cambridge University (UK) (http://www.exodus2006.com/911seffen.htm), but his paper can be debunked to be false."  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.


Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin
 – Prime Minister of Russia 2008 - present. President of Russia 1999 - 2008.  Former Head of the FSB (the successor agency to the KGB) 1998 - 1999.  Former KGB agent 1975 - 1991.
  • Fox News Article 5/17/02: "Russian President Vladimir Putin has said publicly that he ordered his intelligence agencies to alert the United States last summer [2001] that suicide pilots were training for attacks on U.S. targets.http://www.foxnews.com/

  • Editor's Note: The 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks" contains no mention of strong warnings of impending terrorist attacks prior to 9/11 presented to the U.S. by Italy (March), Germany (June), Cayman Islands (June), India (July), Argentina (July), Afghanistan (late-July), Russia (Summer), Jordan (late-Summer), UK (July and August), Israel (mid-August), Morocco (August), France (late-August), Egypt (July and early-September), several of which specifically warned of suicide airplane attacks.  These warnings prove 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, U.S. Department of Transportation.

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

Leonid Ivashov
General Leonid Ivashov
General Leonid Ivashov – Former Chief of Staff of the Russian armed forces on 9/11/2001, and Department Chief for General affairs in the Soviet Union's Ministry of Defense.
  • Essay 1/22/06: Regarding 9/11 "Only secret services and their current chiefs – or those retired but still having influence inside the state organizations – have the ability to plan, organize and conduct an operation of such magnitude. ... 
    Osama bin Laden and "Al Qaeda" cannot be the organizers nor the performers of the September 11 attacks. They do not have the necessary organization, resources or leaders." http://www.physics911.net/ivashov


Sergei Kolesnikov
Sergei Kolesnikov, PhD, MD

Sergei Kolesnikov, PhD, MD
 – Member of Parliament (State Duma), Russian Federation. Deputy Chairman, Committee for Health Care. Former Member of the USSR Parliament. Former Deputy Director, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMN). Co-President,International Physicians for Prevention Nuclear War (IPPNW)1991 - 1998 and 2008 - present. Awarded the Lenin Komsomol Prize in the field of science and technology 1984. Recipient of the Order of the Friendship of Peoples 1986. Recipient of Orders of Honour 1996 and 2007. Designated Distinguished Scientist of Russia. Laureate of Government Prize for Science and Technology. Author of more than 300 scientific articles, 19 monographers, 2 textbooks for universities. Holder of 15 patents.
  • 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."

  • Biohttp://www.ippnw.org/Contact/Board.html


Kira Lukiyanova
Kira Lukyanova

Kira Lukyanova
 – Member of Parliament (State Duma), Russian Federation. Member, Committee on Economic Policy and Enterprise. Vice Chairman, Investment Committee. President of the charitable foundation Ray of Hope, which supports family, motherhood and childhood.
  • 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."


Victor Zvagelsky
Victor Zvagelsky

Victor Zvagelsky
 – Member of Parliament (State Duma), Russian Federation. Member, Committee on Economic Policy and Enterprise. Chairman Economic Relations Subcommittee.
  • 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."


Petr Hajek
Petr Hajek

Petr Hajek
 – Deputy Head of the Office of the President of the Czech Republic for Communication and Culture. Senior Aide and former Spokesman for the Office of the President (Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic 2003 - present).
  • Article Klaus' s aide challenges Sept 11 attacks as Islamist-organised Czech News Agency 6/10/09: 
    "Prague - Petr Hajek, a close aide to Czech President Vaclav Klaus and Klaus's former spokesman, views as realistic the possibility that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the USA were organised by U.S. secret services, not Islamist radicals, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes today. 
    "There exists a real possibility that September 11 was really organised by U.S. secret services," MfD quotes Hajek as saying in his new book of essays. 
    Hajek does not give any evidence to support his assertion. ... 
    Addressed by MfD, [Vaclav] Klaus [President of the Czech Republic] said Hajek's book is inventive and immensely useful in certain aspects, such as his opinion about the role of the media. 
    "Hajek says the layer of media manipulation that surrounds September 11, Usama bin Laden and the bombing of Serbia (in 1999) is huge. This makes everyone think about it. By saying this I don't at all say that I share Hajek's opinion on how the events really occurred or might have occurred," Klaus said." http://www.ctk.cz

  • Webpagehttp://www.hrad.cz/en


Hosni Mubarak
Gen. Hosni Mubarak

Gen. Hosni Mubarak
 – President of Egypt, 1981 - present.  Former Vice President, 1975 - 1981.  Former Commander of the Egyptian Air Force and Deputy Minister of War.
  • CNN Interview 9/15/01: Regarding 9/11 "... those who did that [piloted a 757 into the Pentagon] should have flown in the area a long time, for example. The Pentagon is not very high, a pilot could come straight to the Pentagon like this to hit, he should have flown a lot in this area to know the obstacles which could meet him when he is flying very low with a big commercial plane to hit the Pentagon in a special place. 
    Somebody has studied this very well, someone has flown in this area very much. 
    Q: Are you suggesting it was an inside operation, I may ask, who do you think is behind this? 
    Mubarak: Frankly speaking I don't want to jump to conclusions. ... let us wait and see what is the result of the investigations, because something like this done in the United States is not an easy thing ... I am speaking as a former pilot, I know that very well, I flew very heavy planes, I flew fighters, I know that very well, this is not an easy thing, so I think we should not jump to conclusions from now."http://www.presidency.

  • BBC Interview 9/19/01 - "When asked about the expected repercussions of an assault on Afghanistan and the killing of Osama bin Laden, Mubarak said he didn't believe bin Laden alone was responsible for the attacks on the US. "American experts also believe the operation is beyond bin Laden."http://www.presidency.gov.eg

  • Article 10/25/01: "I find it hard to believe that people who were learning to fly in Florida could, within a year and a half, fly large commercial airlines and hit with accuracy the towers of the World Trade Center which would appear, to the pilot from the air, the size of a pencil. Only a professional pilot could carry out this mission, not someone who learned to fly for 18 months in Florida."http://www.sis.gov.eg 
  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosni_Mubarak

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal – Former Foreign Minister of Egypt.
  • Article 10/10/01: Regarding 9/11 "Bin Laden does not have the capabilities for an operation of this magnitude. When I hear Bush talking about al-Qaida as if it was Nazi Germany or the communist party of the Soviet Union, I laugh because I know what is there. Bin Laden has been under surveillance for years: every telephone call was monitored and al-Qaida has been penetrated by American intelligence, Pakistani intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Egyptian intelligence. They could not have kept secret an operation that required such a degree of organisation and sophistication." http://www.guardian.co.uk


Asif Ali Zardari
President Asif Ali Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari
 – Elected President of Pakistan 2008 - present, succeeding General Pervez Musharraf. Widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (assassinated 12/27/07). Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. Former Minister of the Environment.
  • Article Osama bin Laden was US operator destabilising Benazir govt 5/11/09: 
    "Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has alleged that elusive Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was a US operator who had tried to destabilise his late wife Benazir Bhutto's government back in 1989. 
    In fact, as premier Bhutto had "warned America about Osama bin Laden in 1989 with a call to then US president George H Bush", Zardari said on NBC's Meet the Press programme Sunday. 
    "She rang senior Bush and asked of him: 'Are you destabilising my government?' because he (apparently referring to bin Laden) paid the then opposition $10 million to overthrow the first woman elected (prime minister) in an Islamic country," Zardari added. 
    "So, we knew that he was your operator," said Zardari responding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts. http://sify.com/news

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

Pervez Musharraf
General Pervez Musharraf

General Pervez Musharraf 
– President of Pakistan 2001 - 2008. Former Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Army. Assumed power on October 12, 1999 after a coup d'état and assumed the title of President on June 20, 2001.
  • New Yorker Article 8/12/02: "Musharraf told me that he was still unconvinced that bin Laden was the main figure in the attacks. "I didn't think it possible that Osama sitting up there in the mountains could do it," he said. "He was perhaps the sponsor, the financier, the motivating force. But those who executed it were much more modern. They knew the U.S., they knew aviation. I don't think he has the intelligence or the minute planning. The planner was someone else." http://www.newyorker.com/

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


Hamid Gul
Lt. General Hamid Gul

Lt. General Hamid Gul 
– Former Director General of Pakistan's intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) 1987 - 1989, instrumental in the anti-Soviet support of the Mujahadin in the Afghanistan War of 1979 - 1989.
  • Interviewed on the Alex Jones Show 9/28/01: 
    Alex Jones:  Uh, sir, continuing, on the CNN program, at least what they edited you to say, you talked about 9/11, the evidence being that 9/11 was an inside job, and the attacks in Bombay, now Mumbai, of a few weeks ago, that the evidence was, it was an inside job.  Can you go over the evidence that you believe that these were False Flag events, sir, and why these False Flag events are being staged. 
    Hamid Gul:  Are you talking about 9/11? 
    Alex Jones:  Yes, sir. 
    Hamid Gul:  Well, I have my own reasons, you know, Rod Nordland was the CNN reporter here, I think he was based in Islamabad at that time, and he came to me immediately after 9/11, and his version that, uh, that I put out, it was given to theNewsweek, and unfortunately it was blocked, but it appeared on the internet, on the website of the Newsweek.  And you can see it, I think it is dated 16th or 17th of September, 2001.  [Note: the article is Prejudice In Pakistan: Why Is Islamabad Reluctant To Pressure Neighboring Afghanistan Into Turning Over Osama Bin Laden?, by Rod Nordland, dated 9/14/2001]. 
    And in that I had said the same thing, and I still maintain that that’s my position.  I have several reasons for it: 
    a.    that 9/11 took place on the American soil, not a single person has been caught inside America, even though for doing such a job I think a huge amount of logistic support is required in the area where such operation is carried out. 
    b.    Secondly, the air traffic control, when they saw the four aircraft were changing direction - going from east coast to west coast where they were headed, they started traveling in different directions.  And it is quite amazing that for a very long period of time the air traffic control did not report this, nor did the US Air Force act in time.  If, er, one were to calculate from the first flight, when it took off from Logan, till the first aircraft, and the solitary aircraft that took off was an F16 that took off from Langley, which is CIA headquarters, instead of one of the operational bases.  So many of them are available in that area.  And then a single aircraft never takes off, because we have been told that whenever the aircraft scramble they scramble in twos.  And the time that it took was enormous.  It took a hundred and twelve minutes!  A hundred twelve minutes is a very long time in which to react.  Was the US Air Force sleeping?  And if it was sleeping, which heads will roll?

    c.    Second [NB: his third point]  it was a huge intelligence failure, and no heads have been rolled, nobody has been taken to task, not a single person has resigned for this. 
    d.    Thirdly, the air traffic control should have been rehashed, they should have been turned inside out, but nothing of the sort happened. 
    e.    And finally, how come this is a coincidence that all transponders did not work, and it is not possible — and the direction is changed and it is not noticed? 
    f.    Secondly, the US Air Force has the ability, because in the past whenever a plane has been hijacked, the record is that within seven minutes the US aircraft has been on the wing of the hijacked aircraft.  In this case it  — uh, it did not happen. ..."http://www.prisonplanet.com

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

Mirza Aslam Beg
General Mirza Aslam Beg

General Mirza Aslam Beg
 – Former Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Army.
  • Book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA: "Many of us in this region believe that Osama or his al-Qaeda were not responsible for 11 September attacks in New York and Washington, yet the coalition led by United States is busy on ‘Afghan bashing,’ chasing objectives, which go much beyond Osama bin Laden. The information which is now coming up, goes to prove that involvement by the ‘rogue elements’ of the U.S. military and intelligence organization is getting more obvious. Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda definitely do not have the knowhow and the capability to launch such operations involving such high precision coordination, based on information and expertise." (EIR, December 10, 2001) http://www.indymedia

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


Khurshid Ahmed
Senator Khurshid Ahmed

Senator Professor Khurshid Ahmed
 – Member, Senate of Pakistan 1985 - 1997, and 2003 to present.  Member, Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production, Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs and Statistics, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, Functional Committee on Human Rights, and the Finance Committee.  Former Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Statistics. Vice President, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan party. 
Chairman, Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan 1979 to present. Chairman, The Islamic Foundation Leicester, U.K. 1978 to present. 
Member, Board of Trustees, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan 1980 to present.  Member, Foundation Council Royal Academy for Islamic Civilization, Amman, Jordan 1987 to present.  Member, Board of Trustees Islamic Centre, Zaria, Nigeria 1976 to present.  Vice President, Islamic Research Academy, Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan 1979 to present.  Rector, Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester, UK, 2001 to present.  Advisor, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1976 - 1983.  Former Professor of Economics, Karachi University. 
Recipient of Islamic Development Bank Award on Distinguished Contribution to Islamic Economics 1989.  Recipient of King Faisal International Prize in Services to Islam 1990.  Recipient of 5th Annual Prize of American Finance House, La-Riba, USA, in recognition of his services in Islamic Economics and Finance, at City Council, Los Angeles 1998. 
Author or editor of more than 70 books, book chapters, and articles related to economics, government, and human rights.  For an extensive list, see here.
  • Article The Nation 7/8/09: "We have to examine the 9/11 incident and a judiciary inquiry should be conducted as America is responsible for it,” Senator Professor Khurshid Ahmed said.  He said that America, Great Britain and Nato countries started the war against terrorism and engulfed the whole world.  He said America should change its foreign policy regarding terrorism, adding war strategy of America, Britain and Nato countries had badly failed in Iraq and Afghanistan."  http://www.nation.com.pk

  • Bio: http://www.senate.gov.pk


Muhammad Ibrahim Khan
Muhammad Ibrahim Khan

Senator Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, MA (Journalism), MA (Political Science), LLB – Member, Senate Of Pakistan, 2006 - present.  Member, Standing Committee on Education and Science and Technology; Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights and Parliamentary Affairs. Vice President, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan party. Former Professor of Journalism.
  • Personal statement in support of the Political Leaders petition for a new 9/11 investigation: 
    "I want to sign this petition because an independent inquiry in 9/11 is a must for world peace." http://pl911truth.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."


Hugo Chavez
Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez
 – President of Venezuela.  Former Lieutenant Colonel in Venezuelan Army specializing in counter-insurgency.  17-year military career.  Leader of a failed coup in 1992.  Served 2 years in prison, then pardoned in 1994.  Elected President in 1998.
  • MSNBC Article 9/12/06: "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that it’s plausible that the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 attacks. ... 
    "The hypothesis is not absurd ... that those towers could have been dynamited," Chavez said in a speech to supporters. "A building never collapses like that, unless it’s with an implosion." 
    "The hypothesis that is gaining strength ... is that it was the same U.S. imperial power that planned and carried out this terrible terrorist attack or act against its own people and against citizens of all over the world," Chavez said. "Why? To justify the aggressions that immediately were unleashed on Afghanistan, on Iraq."http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13401534/

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


Nicolas Maduro
Nicolás Maduro

Nicolás Maduro
 – Foreign Minister of Venezuela. Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Venezuela.
  • Miami Herald Article 11/9/06: 
    "The resolution, which appeared in the official government gazette in mid-October, primarily criticized Washington's decision to build a wall along the Mexican border to keep illegal immigrants out. 
    But in its fourth paragraph, it calls on the U.S. Congress to "demand that the government of President Bush explain the self-inflicted attack on the World Trade Center and its victims, the supposed aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon and the links between the bin Laden family and the Bush family." 
    The resolution, drafted by the deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission, Carlos Escarrá, was passed unanimously by the 167-member assembly, all of them Chávez supporters after an opposition boycott of elections last December. 
    Both Chávez and Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro have referred several times in the past to suspicions that the 9/11 attacks were planned by the Bush administration, and have called for an inquiry. 
    But this appears to be the first time that the term "self-inflicted attack" has been used without qualification. 
    Asked how the legislature had reached that conclusion, Escarrá said that ''evidence and testimonies'' had emerged in the United States and that ''for the rest of the world, there is no longer any question'' that 9/11 was not an al Qaeda attack."http://xianews.com/pagecache/myktivCor/63/

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicol%C3%A1s_Maduro


Carlos Escarra
Carlos Escarrá

Carlos Escarrá
 – Member of the National Assembly of Venezuela. Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission.
  • Miami Herald Article 11/9/06: 
    "The resolution, which appeared in the official government gazette in mid-October, primarily criticized Washington's decision to build a wall along the Mexican border to keep illegal immigrants out. 
    But in its fourth paragraph, it calls on the U.S. Congress to "demand that the government of President Bush explain the self-inflicted attack on the World Trade Center and its victims, the supposed aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon and the links between the bin Laden family and the Bush family." 
    The resolution, drafted by the deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission, Carlos Escarrá, was passed unanimously by the 167-member assembly, all of them Chávez supporters after an opposition boycott of elections last December. 
    Both Chávez and Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro have referred several times in the past to suspicions that the 9/11 attacks were planned by the Bush administration, and have called for an inquiry. 
    But this appears to be the first time that the term "self-inflicted attack" has been used without qualification. 
    Asked how the legislature had reached that conclusion, Escarrá said that ''evidence and testimonies'' had emerged in the United States and that ''for the rest of the world, there is no longer any question'' that 9/11 was not an al Qaeda attack."http://xianews.com/pagecache/myktivCor/63/


Mahathir bin Mohamad
Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad

Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad – Former Prime Minister of Malaysia 1981 - 2003.  Former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Education, and Minister of Trade and Industry. Physician. Author of The Malay Dilemma(1970), The Challenge(1986), Regionalism, Globalism, and Spheres of Influence: ASEAN and the Challenge of Change into the 21st Century (1989), The Pacific Rim in the 21st century (1995), The Challenges of Turmoil (1998), The Way Forward (1998), A New Deal for Asia (1999), Islam & The Muslim Ummah (2001), Globalisation and the New Realities (2002), Reflections on Asia (2002), The Malaysian Currency Crisis: How and why it Happened(2003),Achieving True Globalization (2004), Islam, Knowledge, and Other Affairs (2006), Principles of Public Administration: An Introduction(2007).
  • Article 2/6/07: "Dr Mahathir said he had doubts that the collapse of the World Trade Centre in New York was actually caused by terrorists crashing planes into the towers. 
    He said the buildings had collapsed in an orderly manner with such military precision that it all seemed well planned. 
    'I can believe that they (the United States) would kill 3,000 of their own to have an excuse to kill 650,000 Iraqis. These are the kind of people we are dealing with. Please don't think this is fiction.' "http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=6994

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




Simeon A. Sahaydachny, JD
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Simeon A. Sahaydachny, JD, LLM 
– Former Senior Legal Officer,United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Vienna, Austria, 1987 to 1996. During this period, served as secretary of various inter-governmental committees of UN General Assembly and authored working drafts of model laws, international conventions and legal guides relating to international commercial transactions adopted by Commission and recommended by UN General Assembly for use. Senior Fellow and Member of the Faculty, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • 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: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11: 
    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law. 
    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers. 
    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence. 
    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure. 
    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions. 
    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com

  • 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."
9/11 COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE COMMISSION REPORT


Thomas Kean
Thomas H. Kean

Thomas H. Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission
 – Former Governor of New Jersey 1982 - 1990.  Also served for 10 years in the New Jersey Assembly.  Currently President of Drew University.
  • Stonewalled by the CIA by Thomas Kean and Lee HamiltonNew York Times article 1/2/08: "More than five years ago, Congress and President Bush created the 9/11 commission. The goal was to provide the American people with the fullest possible account of the “facts and circumstances relating to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001” — and to offer recommendations to prevent future attacks. Soon after its creation, the president’s chief of staff directed all executive branch agencies to cooperate with the commission. 
    The commission’s mandate was sweeping and it explicitly included the intelligence agencies. But the recent revelations that the C.I.A. destroyed videotaped interrogations of Qaeda operatives leads us to conclude that the agency failed to respond to our lawful requests for information about the 9/11 plot. Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation.
    There could have been absolutely no doubt in the mind of anyone at the C.I.A. — or the White House — of the commission’s interest in any and all information related to Qaeda detainees involved in the 9/11 plot. Yet no one in the administration ever told the commission of the existence of videotapes of detainee interrogations. ... 
    As a legal matter, it is not up to us to examine the C.I.A.’s failure to disclose the existence of these tapes. That is for others. What we do know is that government officials decided not to inform a lawfully constituted body, created by Congress and the president, to investigate one the greatest tragedies to confront this country. We call that obstruction." http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/02

  • Without Precedent, a book about the 9/11 Commission authored by Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee Hamilton 8/4/06: "Fog of war could explain why some people were confused on the day of 9/11, but it could not explain why all of the after-action reports, accident investigations and public testimony by FAA and NORAD officials advanced an account of 9/11 that was untrue." http://www.washingtonpost.com

  • Washington Post Article 8/2/06 - "Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate. ... 
    "We, to this day, don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us," said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. "It was just so far from the truth. ... It's one of those loose ends that never got tied." http://www.washington

  • New York Times article 12/8/07: "The Central Intelligence Agency faced the threat of obstruction-of-justice investigations on Friday from both the Justice Department and congressional committees over the destruction of videotapes of interrogations of Qaeda operatives. ... 
    Meanwhile, the former chairmen of the Sept. 11 commission, who said the CIA assured them repeatedly during their inquiry that no original material existed from its interrogations of Qaeda figures, said they were furious to learn about the tapes. 
    The CIA indicated that the Sept. 11 commission never specifically asked for any tape recordings of prisoner interrogations. 
    But in separate interviews on Friday, the co-chairmen, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, said they had made clear in hours of negotiations and discussions with the CIA, as well as in written requests, that they wanted all material connected to the interrogations of Qaeda operatives in the agency's custody in order to get a complete understanding of the events leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks for their 2004 report. 
    The commission ended up getting summaries of interrogation reports and was able to forward questions of its own for CIA officers to ask the prisoners. 
    "The CIA certainly knew of our interest in getting all the information we could on the detainees, and they never indicated to us there were any videotapes," Hamilton said. "Did they obstruct our inquiry? The answer is clearly yes. Whether that amounts to a crime, others will have to judge." 
    Kean said, "I'm upset that they didn't tell us the truth."http://www.nytimes.com

  • The Raw Story article 12/24/07: "There is 'no question' the CIA was aware that its now-destroyed videotapes depicting severe interrogations were among evidence being sought by 9/11 Commission investigators, says the commission's chairman Thomas Kean. 
    Kean, a former Republican governor of New Jersey, told CNN's John Roberts that the 9/11 Commission had actively sought all of the spy agency's information about detainees with suspected links to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. 
    "I'm not a lawyer and I'm not sure if they broke the law or not but what they did do, I think, is try to impede our investigation," said Kean. "Because we asked for ... anything to do with those detainees, because they were the ones who knew most about the plot of 9/11 and that was our mandate." 
    He sharply dismissed the agency's continued insistence that the tapes were not specifically requested by the commission. 
    "They can parse their words all they want," he continued. "We asked for every single thing that they had, and then my vice chairman, Lee Hamilton, looked the director of the CIA in the face and said, 'look, even if we haven't asked for something, if it's pertinent to our investigation, make it available to us.' And our staff asked again and again of their staff and the tapes were not given to us. So there was no question. 
    Asked about comments from former acting CIA director John McLaughlin, who previously told CNN that the tapes did not include any information relevant to the 9/11 Commission's inquiry, Kean was skeptical. 
    "It's hard to tell, because the tapes have been destroyed," he said, "But we should have seen them and made that determination ourselves. I mean no, question that we again and again and again asked for everything, and we needed it, and we weren't given it, and so the only conclusion we can draw is it was withheld from us, and that can only be seen to me as an attempt to impede our investigation."  http://rawstory.com

  • Editor's note: 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.

  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_kean.htm


Lee Hamilton
Lee Hamilton

Lee Hamilton, Vice Chairman, 9/11 Commission 
– Former 17-term Congressman from Indiana.  Former Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Currently President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and serves as a member of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council.
  • Stonewalled by the CIA by Thomas Kean and Lee HamiltonNew York Times article 1/2/08: "More than five years ago, Congress and President Bush created the 9/11 commission. The goal was to provide the American people with the fullest possible account of the “facts and circumstances relating to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001” — and to offer recommendations to prevent future attacks. Soon after its creation, the president’s chief of staff directed all executive branch agencies to cooperate with the commission. 
    The commission’s mandate was sweeping and it explicitly included the intelligence agencies. But the recent revelations that the C.I.A. destroyed videotaped interrogations of Qaeda operatives leads us to conclude that the agency failed to respond to our lawful requests for information about the 9/11 plot. Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation. 
    There could have been absolutely no doubt in the mind of anyone at the C.I.A. — or the White House — of the commission’s interest in any and all information related to Qaeda detainees involved in the 9/11 plot. Yet no one in the administration ever told the commission of the existence of videotapes of detainee interrogations. ... 
    As a legal matter, it is not up to us to examine the C.I.A.’s failure to disclose the existence of these tapes. That is for others. What we do know is that government officials decided not to inform a lawfully constituted body, created by Congress and the president, to investigate one the greatest tragedies to confront this country. We call that obstruction." http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/02

  • International Herald Tribune article 12/8/07: "The Central Intelligence Agency faced the threat of obstruction-of-justice investigations on Friday from both the Justice Department and congressional committees over the destruction of videotapes of interrogations of Qaeda operatives. ... 
    Meanwhile, the former chairmen of the Sept. 11 commission, who said the CIA assured them repeatedly during their inquiry that no original material existed from its interrogations of Qaeda figures, said they were furious to learn about the tapes. 
    The CIA indicated that the Sept. 11 commission never specifically asked for any tape recordings of prisoner interrogations. 
    But in separate interviews on Friday, the co-chairmen, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, said they had made clear in hours of negotiations and discussions with the CIA, as well as in written requests, that they wanted all material connected to the interrogations of Qaeda operatives in the agency's custody in order to get a complete understanding of the events leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks for their 2004 report. 
    The commission ended up getting summaries of interrogation reports and was able to forward questions of its own for CIA officers to ask the prisoners. 
    "The CIA certainly knew of our interest in getting all the information we could on the detainees, and they never indicated to us there were any videotapes," Hamilton said. "Did they obstruct our inquiry? The answer is clearly yes. Whether that amounts to a crime, others will have to judge." 
    Kean said, "I'm upset that they didn't tell us the truth."

  • CBC video interview transcript regarding Without Precedenta book about the 9/11 Commission authored by Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee Hamilton 8/21/06: 
    Lee Hamilton: I don’t believe for a minute that we got everything right. We wrote a first draft of history. ... People will be investigating 9/11 for the next hundred years in this country, and they’re going to find out some things that we missed here. 
    Evan Solomon: The first chapter of the book is 'the Commission was set up to fail.' ... Why do you think you were set up to fail? 
    Hamilton: Well, for a number of reasons: ... we got started late; we had a very short time frame - indeed, we had to get it extended; we did not have enough money - 3 million dollars to conduct an extensive investigation. We needed more, we got more, but it took us a while to get it. ... 
    We had a lot of people strongly opposed to what we did. We had a lot of trouble getting access to documents and to people. ... So there were all kinds of reasons we thought we were set up to fail. ...
    Solomon: I guess the question is, you know, if forty odd million dollars were spent investigating President Bill Clinton’s sexual infidelities, why did the American people and the world have to wait 441 days for a commission [to begin its work] that was originally budgeted for 3 million dollars and given barely a year [to complete the investigation]? 
    Hamilton: I think basically it’s because they were afraid we were going to hang somebody, that we would point the finger, right in the middle of a presidential campaign - 'Mr. Bush, this was your fault' ..." http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/911hamilton.html

  • Editor's note: Ultimately, the budget for the 9/11 Commission was increased to $12 million and they were given 18 months to complete the investigation and issue their report.  In comparison, $20 million was spent on the independent Columbia Accident Investigation Board's investigation of the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster, in which 7 astronauts were killed.  This amount does not include an estimated $300 million spent on debris recovery of the space shuttle, nor tens of millions spent by NASA in support of the investigation. http://www.ksc.nasa.gov

  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov


Timothy Roemer
Timothy J. Roemer

Timothy J. Roemer, PhD, 9/11 Commissioner
 – Former 6-term Congressman from Indiana (1991 - 2003).  Former member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Currently President of the Center for National Policy.
  • CNN Article 8/2/06 : "A member of the 9/11 commission said Wednesday that panel members so distrusted testimony from Pentagon officials that they referred their concerns to the Pentagon's inspector general. ... "We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting," Roemer told CNN. "We were not sure of the intent, whether it was to deceive the commission or merely part of the fumbling bureaucracy."http://www.cnn.com

  • New York Times Article 10/1/06: Regarding recent revelations of a July 10, 2001 meeting between Condoleezza Rice, George Tenet, and Cofer Black - "In interviews Saturday and Sunday, commission members said they were never told about the meeting despite hours of public and private questioning with Rice, Tenet and Black, much of it focused specifically on how the White House had dealt with terrorist threats in the summer of 2001. 
    "None of this was shared with us in hours of private interviews, including interviews under oath; nor do we have any paper on this," said Timothy Roemer, a Democratic member of the commission and a former congressman from Indiana. "I'm deeply disturbed by this. I'm furious." http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/01

  • Editor's note: 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.

  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_roemer


Jamie Gorelick
Jamie S. Gorelick

Jamie S. Gorelick, 9/11 Commissioner
 – Former Deputy Attorney General of the United States 1994 - 1997.  Former General Counsel of the Defense Department 1993 - 1994. Co-chaired, with Senator Sam Nunn, the Advisory Committee of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.  Also served on the CIA's National Security Advisory Panel.  Vice chair of Fannie Mae 1997 - 2003.  Currently a partner at the law firm, WilmerHale.  Also serves on the Board of Directors of Schlumberger and United Technologies Corporation and is a member of the Harvard College Board of Overseers.
  • Washington Post Article 9/30/06: Regarding recent revelations of a July 10, 2001 meeting between Condoleezza Rice, George Tenet, and Cofer Black - "Jamie S. Gorelick, a member of the Sept. 11 commission, said she checked with commission staff members who told her investigators were never told about a July 10 meeting. "We didn't know about the meeting itself," she said. "I can assure you it would have been in our report if we had known to ask about it."  White House and State Department officials yesterday confirmed that the July 10 meeting took place..."http://www.washingtonpost.com

  • Editor's note: 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.

  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_gorelick.htm


John Lehman
John F. Lehman, Jr., PhD

John F. Lehman, Jr., PhD
 – 9/11 Commissioner.  Former Secretary of the Navy 1981 - 1987.  Former staff member to Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council.  Member, Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
  • Article Washington Post 8/2/06:  "Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate. ... 
    "My view of that was that whether it was willful or just the fog of stupid bureaucracy, I don't know," Lehman said. "But in the order of magnitude of things, going after bureaucrats because they misled the commission didn't seem to make sense to me."http://www.washingtonpost.com

  • Editor's note: 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.

  • Bio: http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_lehman.htm


Daniel Marcus
Daniel Marcus

Daniel Marcus 
– General Counsel of the 9-11 Commission.  Former Partner in the Washington law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.  Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture under President Jimmy Carter.  Senior Counsel in the White House Counsel's office under President William Clinton.  From 1999 to 2001 he held several senior positions at the Department of Justice, including Associate Attorney General.  Former Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.  Currently Fellow in Law and Government, Washington College of Law at American University.
  • Article New York Times 12/6/07: "The Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Al Qaeda operatives in the agency’s custody, a step it took in the midst of Congressional and legal scrutiny about the C.I.A’s secret detention program, according to current and former government officials. ... 
    Staff members of the Sept. 11 commission, which completed its work in 2004, expressed surprise when they were told that interrogation videotapes existed until 2005. 
    “The commission did formally request material of this kind from all relevant agencies, and the commission was assured that we had received all the material responsive to our request,” said Philip D. Zelikow, who served as executive director of the Sept. 11 commission and later as a senior counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. 
    “No tapes were acknowledged or turned over, nor was the commission provided with any transcript prepared from recordings,” he said. 
    Daniel Marcus, a law professor at American University who served as general counsel for the Sept. 11 commission and was involved in the discussions about interviews with Al Qaeda leaders, said he had heard nothing about any tapes being destroyed. 
    If tapes were destroyed, he said, “it’s a big deal, it’s a very big deal,” because it could amount to obstruction of justice to withhold evidence being sought in criminal or fact-finding investigations."http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/06

  • Bio: http://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/marcus/


John Farmer
John J. Farmer, Jr.

John J. Farmer, Jr., Senior Counsel, 9/11 Commission
 – Former Attorney General of the State of New Jersey.  Former Chief Counsel to former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman.  Former Commissioner of the State Commission of Investigations. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
  • Washington Post Article 8/2/06 - "Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate. ... 
    "I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described," John Farmer, a former New Jersey attorney general who led the staff inquiry into events on Sept. 11, said in a recent interview. "The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years. ... This is not spin. This is not true." http://www.washingtonpost

  • Editor's note: 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.

  • Bio: http://nj.gov/oag/oag/ag_1999-2002_farmer_bio.htm


Peter Rundlet
Peter Rundlet

Peter Rundlet, Counsel for the 9/11 Commission
 – Former Associate Counsel to President Clinton.  Former White House Fellow, serving in the Office of the Chief of Staff to President Clinton.  Former Vice President for National Security and International Affairs, Center for American Progress.
Currently Director of Policy and Government Relations for Humanity United, an independent grantmaking organization committed to building a world where modern-day slavery and mass atrocities are no longer possible.
  • Essay 9/30/06: "A mixture of shock, anger, and sadness overcame me when I read about revelations in Bob Woodward’s new book about a special surprise visit that George Tenet and his counterterrorism chief Cofer Black made to Condi Rice, also on July 10, 2001 ... 
    If true, it is shocking that the administration failed to heed such an overwhelming alert from the two officials in the best position to know. Many, many questions need to be asked and answered about this revelation — questions that the 9/11 Commission would have asked, had the Commission been told about this significant meeting. Suspiciously, the Commissioners and the staff investigating the administration’s actions prior to 9/11 were never informed of the meeting. 
    The Commission interviewed Condoleezza Rice privately and during public testimony; it interviewed George Tenet three times privately and during public testimony; and Cofer Black was also interviewed privately and publicly. All of them were obligated to tell the truth. Apparently, none of them described this meeting, the purpose of which clearly was central to the Commission’s investigation. Moreover, document requests to both the White House and to the CIA should have revealed the fact that this meeting took place. Now, more than two years after the release of the Commission’s report, we learn of this meeting from Bob Woodward. 
    Was it covered up? It is hard to come to a different conclusion. ... At a minimum, the withholding of information about this meeting is an outrage. Very possibly, someone committed a crime. And worst of all, they failed to stop the plot." http://think

  • Editor's note: 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.

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