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Posted by Phil Jayhan, March 17th, 2007

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Many well known and respected senior U.S. military officers, intelligence services and law enforcement veterans, and government officials have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report or have made public statements that contradict the Report. Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11. This website is a collection of their public statements. It should be made clear that none of these individuals are affiliated with this website.

Listed below are statements by more than 90 of these senior officials. Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed. These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their sincere concern, backed by their decades of service to their country, demonstrate that criticism of the Report is not irresponsible, illogical, nor disloyal, per se. In fact, it can be just the opposite. (continued below)

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Max Cleland

Senator Max Cleland


Senator Max Cleland
– Former member of the 9/11 Commission, resigned in December 2003. Currently serves on the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. U.S. Senator from Georgia 1997 – 2002. Secretary of State of Georgia 1982 – 1996. Administrator of the U.S. Veterans Administration 1977 – 1981. Captain, U.S. Army awarded Silver Star and Bronze Star for bravery in Viet Nam. Triple amputee from war injuries.

  • New York Times Article 10/26/03: “As each day goes by, we learn that this government knew a whole lot more about these terrorists before Sept. 11 than it has ever admitted.” http://www.commondreams.org
  • Boston Globe Article 11/13/03: “If this decision stands [to limit access to White House documents], I, as a member of the [9/11] Commission, cannot look any American in the eye, especially family members of victims, and say the Commission had full access. This investigation is now compromised.” http://www.
  • Salon Article 11/21/03: Regarding the 9/11 Commission “It is a national scandal.” http://dir.salon.com
  • Resigned from the 9/11 Commission, 12/03, after having served on it for 12 months. Former Senator Bob Kerrey from Nebraska was selected to replace him. The 9/11 Commission Report was issued 7 months later.
  • Transcript of audio interview 3/23/04: “One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up.” http://www.democracynow.org
  • Bio: http://memory.loc.gov

Bob Graham

Senator Bob Graham


Senator Bob Graham
– Former U.S. Senator from Florida 1987 – 2004. Former Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Co-Chairman of the Joint House-Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (JICI) that investigated the events of 9/11. Former Governor of Florida 1979 – 1986

  • Salon Article 9/8/04: “As the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman during the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and the run-up to the Iraq war, Sen. Bob Graham tried to expose what he came to believe were national security coverups and manipulations by the Bush administration. But he discovered that it was hard to reveal a coverup playing by the rules. Much of the evidence the Florida Democrat needed to buttress his arguments was being locked away, he found, under the veil of politically motivated classification. … Question by Mary Jacoby: You write about the Bush administration’s suppression of the joint House-Senate intelligence panel’s findings on Saudi Arabian links to 9/11. What exactly was suppressed, and why? Bob Graham: In general terms it included the details of why we [on the committee] had raised suspicion that the Saudi government and various representatives of Saudi interests had supported some of the hijackers — and might have supported all of them. My own personal conclusion was that the evidence of official Saudi support for at least two of the terrorists in San Diego was, as one CIA agent said, incontrovertible. … The White House played a heavy role throughout not only our investigation but the investigation of the 9/11 commission.” http://dir.salon.com
  • 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”, the 9/11 Commission Report (p. 172) states, “Similarly, we have seen no evidence that any foreign government — or government official — supplied any funding.”
  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov…

Mark Dayton

Senator Mark Dayton


Senator Mark Dayton
– Former US Senator from Minnesota 2001 – 2006. Member, Senate Committee on Armed Services and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Services.

  • Senate Hearings on the 9/11 Commission Report 7/31/04: “They [NORAD] lied to the American people, they lied to Congress and they lied to your 9/11 Commission. … For almost three years now NORAD officials and FAA officials have been able to hide their critical failures that left this country defenseless during two of the worst hours in our history.” http://www.911truth
  • Editor’s note: On August 1, 2006, Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission said, “We, to this day, don’t know why NORAD the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us. It was just so far from the truth. … It’s one of those loose ends that never got tied.” Link Despite the many public statements by 9/11 Commissioners and staff members acknowledging they were repeatedly lied to, not a single person has ever been charged, tried, or even reprimanded for lying to the 9/11 Commission.
  • Article 7/31/04: “Dayton, a former Minnesota state auditor, called the FAA’s and NORAD’s failures “the most gross incompetence and dereliction of responsibility and negligence that I’ve ever, under those extreme circumstances, witnessed in the public sector.” http://www.9111
  • Bio: http://bioguide.congress.gov

Jesse Ventura

 

 

Gov. Jesse Ventura


Gov. Jesse Ventura
– 38th Governor of Minnesota 1999 – 2003. Former actor and professional wrestler. Member, U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team 12 (precursor to SEAL) 1969 – 1975. U.S. Navy Reserves, SEAL Team 1.

  • Video interview The Alex Jones Show 9/26/06: “The thing I question on 9/11 was simply the fact; where were our planes? When all this was going on and planes were being hijacked an hour apart and there were four of them They cover about a six-hour space. At no time, to my knowledge, did we have any fighter planes up in the air. Why? … In light of the fact that there was a cover-up that got us into the Viet Nam war and there was, in my opinion, a cover-up of John Kennedy’s assassination, I would just say that I don’t believe it’s beyond reason to not at least consider that the government certainly would do things like that.” http://www.infowars.com/articles
  • Interview Black Op Radio 8/20/04: “At first, again, I wanted to believe 9/11, you know. But the problem I have with 9/11 is just a real simple one. I’m trying to figure out — and of course they’re now attempting to answer it somewhat — how we could have failed so miserably in not having air defense. … And the problem I have with 9/11 is that. Where the heck was our defense? Who was sleeping at the wheel? While all of these planes… I mean, I’ve been to air traffic control when I was Governor, and you’ve got a dozen people there looking at these dials, watching every plane in their sector. They know where it’s going and they know what direction it’s supposed to be going Now, how is it that these planes were able to be hijacked at half hour intervals, turned directly opposite the way they’re supposed to be going and no bells went off, no emergency sirens went off, no fighter jets were scrambled? Just what the hell happened in that area of time?! And that’s the part that troubles me about 9/11. … I mean here’s the Pentagon, the head of our military. How was this plane able to circle the city of Baltimore [sic] at least once, picking out a target, and then drive into it, and we didn’t have — nothing up in the air? There wasn’t one scrambled fighter jet up there to defend in any way, shape, or form?” http://www.libertypost.org
  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Ventura

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Ron Paul

 

Congressman Ron Paul, MD


Congressman Ron Paul, MD
– 9-term Congressman from Texas, 1979 – 1985, 1997 – present. Member of the House Financial Services Committee, the International Relations committee, and the Joint Economic Committee. On the Financial Services Committee, he serves as the Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. 1988 Libertarian Party candidate for President. Former Flight Surgeon, U.S. Air Force.

  • Audio interview The Alex Jones Show 1/18/07: “Dr. Ron Paul, Texas Congressman exploring a run for President, appeared on The Alex Jones Show Wednesday and had the following to say about 9/11: CALLER: I want a complete, impartial, and totally independent investigation of the events of September 11, 2001 . I’m tired of this bogus garbage about terrorism. Ask Michael Meacher about how he feels about this bogus war on terrorism. Can you comment on that please? HON. DR. RON PAUL: Well, that would be nice to have. Unfortunately, we don’t have that in place. It will be a little bit better now with the Democrats now in charge of oversight. But you know, for top level policy there’s not a whole lot of difference between the two policies so a real investigation isn’t going to happen. But I think we have to keep pushing for it. And like you and others, we see the investigations that have been done so far as more or less cover-up and no real explanation of what went on.” http://www.total911.info Bio: http://www.house.gov/paul/bio.shtml

Curt Weldon

Congressman Curt Weldon


Congressman Curt Weldon
– Former 10-term Congressman from Pennsylvania 1987 – 2006. Former Vice Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. Former Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

  • Fox News Article 8/28/05: Regarding the 9/11 Commission “There’s something very sinister going on here that really troubles me,” Weldon told FOX News on Thursday, blasting the Sept. 11 commission for not taking the claims more seriously. He said some panel members were trying to smear [Lt. Col. Anthony] Shaffer and Able Danger. “What’s the Sept. 11 commission got to hide?” Weldon asked.” http://www.foxnews.com
  • Press conference transcript 9/17/05: Regarding the 9/11 Commission Report “There’s something wrong here, something tragically wrong. The American people, the families, the country and the Congress need to know the truth, the whole truth, the complete truth. And so far we haven’t gotten it. … Somebody’s got to connect the dots and answer the questions. If the 9/11 Commission won’t do it, then Congress has to do it.” http://www.gl
  • Speech on the floor of Congress 10/19/05: “I am not a conspiracy theorist, but there is something desperately wrong, Mr. Speaker. There is something outrageous at work here. This is not a third-rate burglary of a political campaign headquarters. This involved what is right now the covering up of information that led to the deaths of 3,000 people, changed the course of history, led to the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, and has disrupted our country, our economy and people’s lives.” http://frwebgate
  • Editor’s note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar. http://www.foxnews.com. See also Louis Freeh, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Cap. Scott J. Phillpott, Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.
  • Bio: http://www.montcogop.org

Cynthia McKinney

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney


Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
– Former 6-term Congresswoman from Georgia 1993 – 2002, 2005 – 2006. Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Member of the International Relations Committee. Georgia state legislator 1988 – 1992.

  • Congressional Briefing 7/22/05: “Within days of the attacks, we were told that the perpetrators were from a terrorist network known as al-Qaeda. When reporters and members of the public asked for details, then Secretary of State Colin Powell promised that it would be made all clear to the world in a White Paper. Nearly 4 years, and 2 wars later, we still have no official statement from the Bush administration on the specifics of who did it, who aided and financed them or what their origins are. For the families who suffered so much loss this surely feels like adding insult to injury. They deserve to know everything that there is to be known about how their loved ones died. They fought for an investigation that would be non-partisan, independent, and that would get to the bottom of things. But, as work got underway, not only did the Commission run up against obstruction by the administration and non-cooperation from government agencies, many, if not most of the commissioners themselves had conflicts of interest. And several commissioners spoke out about problems in the process; the lack of investigative rigor and heavy reliance on previous work; the Joint-Commission Report, the drafting of recommendations before the investigative process got rolling, the failure to take testimony under oath or in many cases to even take transcripts. … Then last year, we got the final report. An extensive, prosaically impressive report. But as some of us sat down to read it, the errors and omissions immediately jumped out at us. How was it that it took over an hour after the first transponder went off before planes were scrambled to meet the threat? All of them too late. What happened to those reports that surfaced within months of September 11th stating that 7 or more of the alleged hijackers had come forward and claimed that they were victims of stolen identities …? Why did the Commission choose not even to address this? What about the terrorist Omar Said Sheikh? … According to Indian intelligence, this man received orders from a Pakistani General to transfer $100,000 to Mohammed Atta. People all over the world are talking about this story. But not a word about it in the Report. What about Osama bin Laden and his role in the Mujahadin backed by the CIA in the 1980’s to fight the Soviets? The Commission didn’t go there.” http://www.911readingroom.org
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. http://www.911truth.org/article
  • Bio: http://www.ratical.org/co-globalize/CynthiaMcKinney

Norm Mineta

Norm Mineta


Norm Mineta
– U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2001 – 2006. U.S. Secretary of Commerce 2000 – 2001. Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin 1995 – 2000. Former 12-term Congressman from California 1971 – 1995. Currently, Vice Chairman of the Board, Hill & Knowlton.

  • 9/11 Commission testimony 5/23/03: Lee Hamilton: We thank you for that. I wanted to focus just a moment on the Presidential Emergency Operating Center [PEOC]. You were there for a good part of the day. I think you were there with the vice president. And when you had that order given, I think it was by the president, that authorized the shooting down of commercial aircraft that were suspected to be controlled by terrorists, were you there when that order was given? Norm Mineta: No, I was not. I was made aware of it during the time that the airplane coming into the Pentagon. There was a young man who had come in and said to the vice president, “The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out.” And when it got down to, “The plane is 10 miles out,” the young man also said to the vice president, “Do the orders still stand?” And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, “Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?” Well, at the time I didn’t know what all that meant. And — Lee Hamilton: The flight you’re referring to is the — Norm Mineta: The flight that came into the Pentagon. …
    http://www.youtube.com
  • Norm Mineta: I didn’t know about the order to shoot down. I arrived at the PEOC at about 9:20 a.m. And the president was in Florida, and I believe he was on his way to Louisiana at that point when the conversation that went on between the vice president and the president and the staff that the president had with him.

    Tim Roemer: So when you arrived at 9:20 [at the Presidential Emergency Operating Center in the White House], how much longer was it before you overheard the conversation between the young man and the vice president saying, “Does the order still stand?”

    Norm Mineta: Probably about five or six minutes.

    Tim Roemer: So about 9:25 or 9:26. And your inference
    was that the vice president snapped his head around and said, “Yes, the order still stands.” Why did you infer that that was a shoot-down? http://www.youtube.com

  • Editor’s note: Secretary Mineta’s testimony is entirely omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report. His testimony directly contradicts the 9/11 Commission Report in two key points. 1. Mr. Mineta testified he arrived at the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) in the White House at 9:20 a.m. and observed Vice President Dick Cheney discussing with an aide that the incoming Flight 77 was 50 miles out at 9:25 or 9:26. The 9/11 Commission Report maintains Vice President Cheney did not arrive at the PEOC until 9:58, over one-half hour later. Mr. Mineta’s testimony is further supported by the fact that Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37, which is the correct time it would have taken Flight 77 to arrive at the Pentagon, if it had been about 50 miles out at 9:26. 2. The Commission Report maintains the government did not know the whereabouts of Flight 77 prior 9:32, when Dulles Tower air controllers “observed a primary radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed”. Mr. Mineta’s testimony reveals Vice President Cheney was being informed of the plane’s position for several minutes before that, and perhaps considerably longer. Also of interest, is that the first approximately 15 minutes of Mr. Mineta’s testimony before the Commission (Panel 1, Friday, May 23. 2003) during which he discusses the points mentioned above, have been edited out of the official 9/11 Commission video archives. However, his entire testimony does appear in the transcript.
  • Bio: http://www.nndb.com/people/649/000024577/

Louis Freeh

Louis Freeh


Louis Freeh
– Director of the FBI, 1993 – 2001. Former U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, appointed by President George H.W. Bush. Former Deputy United States Attorney in New York. Former FBI agent. Former officer in the United States Army JAG Corps Reserve.

  • Essay An Incomplete Investigation – Why did the 9/11 Commission ignore “Able Danger”? Wall Street Journal 11/17/05: “Even the most junior investigator would immediately know that the name and photo ID of Atta in 2000 is precisely the kind of tactical intelligence the FBI has many times employed to prevent attacks and arrest terrorists. Yet the 9/11 Commission inexplicably concluded that it “was not historically significant.” This astounding conclusion–in combination with the failure to investigate Able Danger and incorporate it into its findings–raises serious challenges to the commission’s credibility and, if the facts prove out, might just render the commission historically insignificant itself. … No wonder the 9/11 families were outraged by these revelations and called for a “new” commission to investigate.” http://www.opin
  • Editor’s note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar. http://www.foxnews.com. See also Rep. Curt Weldon, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.
  • Bio: http://www.fbi.gov/libref/directors/freeh.htm


Edward Peck

Edward L. Peck

Edward L. Peck – Deputy Director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism under Ronald Reagan. Former Deputy Coordinator, Covert Intelligence Programs at the State Department. U.S. Ambassador and Chief of Mission to Iraq (1977 – 1980). 32-year veteran of the Foreign Service.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:
    “We want truthful answers to question. … As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.” http://www.911truth.org/article

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

Morton Goulder

Morton Goulder


Morton Goulder
– Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Warning under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter (1973 – 1977). Founder of Sanders Associates.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:
    “We want truthful answers to question. … As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.” http://www.911truth.org/article

 

Marcus Raskin

 

Marcus Raskin, JD


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

Joseph Wilson

Joseph C. Wilson IV


Joseph C. Wilson IV
– Retired diplomat of the U.S. Foreign Service, specialing in Africa. Rose to the position of Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council. Former Political Adviser to Commander in Chief, U.S. Armed Forces, Europe. Former U.S. Ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Acting ambassador to Baghdad when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. 22-year Foreign Service career 1976 – 1998. In February 2002, he investigated reports of Iraq’s attempt to buy uranium from Niger for the George W. Bush administration. Husband of Valerie Plame, a covert CIA operative, specializing in weapons of mass destruction, whose identity was revealed to reporters by members of the Bush administration. In October 2003, Wilson received the Ron Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling from the Fertel Foundation and the Nation Institute.

  • Interview with Citizens for Legitimate Government 7/6/05: CLG: I can’t let this moment pass without asking you about 9/11 and the Bush Administration. Do you notice any oddities about how the Bush Administration handled the events, the aftermath or the investigation of 9/11? Do you see any holes in the government’s explanation of events? Joseph Wilson: I have obviously followed the inquiries into 9/11 and I know Dick Clarke and Rand Beers very well but I am not an expert. I look to the “Jersey Girls” [Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza, Lorie Van Auken, and Mindy Kleinberg] who have so assiduously pushed the case in the memory of their late husbands, for real understanding. I have great admiration for them and for what they have done. They are not satisfied, so neither am I. http://www.legitgov.org
  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_C._Wilson

Morgan Reynolds

Morgan Reynolds, PhD


Morgan Reynolds, PhD
– Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor under George W. Bush 2001 – 2002. Former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis. Professor Emeritus, Economics, Texas A&M University.

  • Video 6/2/06: “I first began to suspect that 9/11 was in inside job when the Bush-Cheney Administration invaded Iraq. … We can prove that the government’s story is false.” http://video.goo
  • Essay 6/9/05: “It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause(s) of the collapse of the twin towers [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] and building 7 [570 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane]. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely [to] prove to be sound.” http://www.l…
  • Bio: http://nomoregames.net/index.php?page=bio

Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts, PhD


Paul Craig Roberts, PhD
– Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Ronald Reagan, “Father of Reaganomics”, Former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. Currently Chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Former William E. Simon chair in political economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University. Former Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Author or co-author of several books on economics and politics, including; The Supply-Side Revolution (1985), Alienation and the Soviet Economy: The Collapse of the Socialist Era (1990), The Soviet Union After Perestroika (1991), The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America (2003).

  • Endorsement of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out: “This is the most important book of our time. Distinguished national and international scientists and scholars present massive evidence that the 9/11 Commission Report is a hoax and that the 9/11 “terrorist attack” has been manipulated to serve a hegemonic agenda in the Middle East. The book’s call for a truly independent panel of experts to be empowered to bring out the true facts must be heeded or Americans will never again live under accountable government.” http://www.interlinkbooks.com
  • Essay 8/16/06: “We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings, to “pancake” at free fall speed. Therefore, it is a non-controversial fact that the official explanation of the collapse of the WTC buildings is false.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info
  • Essay 2/6/06: “There are not many editors eager for writers to explore the glaring defects of the 9/11 Commission Report. One would think that if the report could stand analysis, there would not be a taboo against calling attention to the inadequacy of its explanations.” http://www.counterpunc
  • Bio: http://www.vdare.com/roberts/bio.htm

Catherine Austin Fitts

Catherine Austin Fitts


Catherine Austin Fitts
– Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush. Former Managing Director and Member of the Board of Wall Street investment bank, Dillon, Read & Co

  • Audio Interview 9/9/04: Regarding 9/11 “The official story could not possibly have happened… It’s not possible. It’s not operationally feasible… The Commission was a whitewash.” (About 45 minutes into the file.) http://157
  • Essay 3/22/04: “The first category of people who benefited were those who are guilty and complicit in designing, implementing and financing the 9-11 operation. On such a sophisticated and successful covert operation, the people responsible would have had budgets and financing and would have organized the operation to maximize their political and financial benefits.” http://globalresearch.ca
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. http://www.911truth.org/article
  • Bio: http://www.solari.com/about/ca_fitts.html


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 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.

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. http://www.911truth.org

J. Michael Springman

J. Michael Springman


J. Michael Springman
– 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
  • BBC Interview 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
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. http://www.911truth.org/article
  • 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.

  • Interview 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. http://www.911truth.org
  • Bio: http://www.ellsberg.net/content/view/14/27/

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
  • 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 at http://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
 

U.S. MILITARY OFFICERS

Wesley Clark

General Wesley Clark


General Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (ret)
– Former Commanding General of U.S. European Command, which included all American military activities in the 89 countries and territories of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Additionally, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), which granted him overall command of NATO military forces in Europe 1997 – 2001. Awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart for his service in Viet Nam and numerous subsequent medals and citations. Graduated valedictorian of his class at West Point.

  • Video interview ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos 3/5/06 (at 1:57 of the segment) : “We’ve never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had. The evidence seems pretty clear to me. I’ve seen that for a long time.” http://www.youtube.com
  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley_Clark


Albert Stubblebine

Major General Albert Stubblebine

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret) – Former Commanding General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, 1981 – 1984. Also commanded the U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S. Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Former head of Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence. 32-year Army career.

  • Video 7/11/06: “One of my experiences in the Army was being in charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where is it? What’s going on?” http://www.und
  • Editor’s note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see Colonel Nelson, Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Major Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, and Steve DeChiaro.
  • Bio: http://www.canadiansub.com/Board

Ronald Ray

Col. Ronald D. Ray


Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret)
– Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration and a highly decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart). Appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and on the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces. Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington, D.C. 1990 – 1994.

  • Article 7/10/06: “The former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under the Reagan Administration and a highly decorated Vietnam veteran and Colonel has gone on the record to voice his doubts about the official story of 9/11 – calling it ‘the dog that doesn’t hunt.’ ‘I’m astounded that the conspiracy theory advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence does not seem to suggest that’s accurate,’ he said.” http://www.knowledgedriven
  • Bio: http://www.firstprinciplespress.org

Robert Bowman

Col. Robert Bowman, PhD


Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Director of Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Ford and Carter. U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions. (PhD in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Cal Tech).

  • Video 9/11/04: “A lot of these pieces of information, taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible. … There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up. … Taken together these things prove that high levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s responsible.… Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick Cheney. I think the very kindest thing that we can say about George W. Bush and all the people in the U.S. Government that have been involved in this massive cover-up, the very kindest thing we can say is that they were aware of impending attacks and let them happen. Now some people will say that’s much too kind, however even that is high treason and conspiracy to commit murder.” http://video.go
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. http://www.911truth.org/article.php
  • Bio: http://bowman2006.com/about

George Nelson

Col. George Nelson


Col. George Nelson, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and airplane parts authority. 34-year Air Force career.

  • Essay: “In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific registration number of the aircraft — and in most cases the precise cause of the accident. … The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than 3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence was deliberately kept hidden from public view. … With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site, any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing 757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. … As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country’s history.” http://www.physics911.net
  • Editor’s note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Major Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, and Steve DeChiaro.
  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice Association Statement: “Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks.”

Karen Kwiatkowski

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD


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

  • Contributor to 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out 8/23/06: Account of Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Pentagon employee and eyewitness to the events at the Pentagon on 9/11. “I believe the Commission failed to deeply examine the topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of unanswered questions for future research. … It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability and physics. … There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked [Pentagon] lawn, where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been apparent to the secretary of defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed into the Pentagon as a “missile”. … I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact – no airplane metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. … all of us staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such debris, but what we expected to see was not evident. The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. … But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the roof line remaining relatively straight. The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect if a missile had struck the Pentagon. … More information is certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading up to that terrible day.”
  • Editor’s note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Major Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, and Steve DeChiaro.
  • Bio: http://militaryweek.com/

Shelton Lankford

Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford


Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret)
– Retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot with over 300 combat missions flown. 21-year Marine Corps career.

  • Letter to the Editor 2/5/07: Regarding 9/11 “Our government has been hijacked by means of a “new Pearl Harbor” and a lot of otherwise good and decent people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit . One of these – bldg 7, [570 feet tall, 47 stories] was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy who is on tape saying they decided to “PULL” the last one to fall.” http://www.michigandaily.com
  • Statement to this website 2/20/07: “This isn’t about party, it isn’t about Bush Bashing. It’s about our country, our constitution, and our future. … Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to murder other people thousands of miles away. If you ridicule others who have sincere doubts and who know factual information that directly contradicts the official report and who want explanations from those who hold the keys to our government, and have motive, means, and opportunity to pull off a 9/11, but you are too lazy or fearful, or … to check into the facts yourself, what does that make you? Scholars for 9/11 truth have developed reams of scientific data. Michael Ruppert published an exhaustive account of the case from the viewpoint of a trained investigator. David Ray Griffin provides a context for the unanswered or badly answered questions that should nag at anyone who pretends to love this country. Are you afraid that you will learn the truth and you can’t handle it? … Do a little research. Google is a wonderful tool. What does it all add up to? The Commission was, as was the Warren Commission before it, a dog and pony show … ” Link to full statement
  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: “Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are commited to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn’t seem to be very forthcoming with answers.”


Douglas Rokke

Major Douglas Rokke

Major Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret) – Former Director U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Project. 30-year Army career.

  • Article 8/19/05: Regarding the impact at the Pentagon on 9/11/2001 “When you look at the whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile’s impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a missile.” http://www.rense.com
  • Editor’s note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Capt. Wittenberg, and Steve DeChiaro.

Russ Wittenberg

Capt. Russ Wittenberg


Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force
– Former Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions. Commercial pilot for Pan Am and United Airlines for 35 years, flying 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777 ’s. Had previously flown the actual two United Airlines airplanes that were hijacked on 9/11 (Flight 93, which impacted in Pennsylvania, and Flight 175, the second plane to hit the WTC).

  • Article 7/17/05: “The government story they handed us about 9/11 is total B.S. plain and simple.” … Wittenberg convincingly argued there was absolutely no possibility that Flight 77 could have “descended 7,000 feet in two minutes, all the while performing a steep 270 degree banked turn before crashing into the Pentagon’s first floor wall without touching the lawn.”… “For a guy to just jump into the cockpit and fly like an ace is impossible – there is not one chance in a thousand,” said Wittenberg, recalling that when he made the jump from Boeing 727’s to the highly sophisticated computerized characteristics of the 737’s through 767’s it took him considerable time to feel comfortable flying.” http://www.arcticbeacon.com
  • Audio Interview 9/16/04: Regarding Flight 77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon. “The airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous… It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757 at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight 77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.” http://911underground.com
  • Editor’s note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel Nelson, Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Major Rokke, and Steve DeChiaro.

Barbara Honegger

Barbara Honegger, MS


Barbara Honegger, MS
– Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School, the U.S. Navy’s advanced science, technology and national security affairs university (1995 – present). White House Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Assistant to President Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1983).

  • Essay 9/6/06: “The US military, not al Qaeda, had the sustained access weeks before 9/11 to also plant controlled demolition charges throughout the superstructures of WTC 1 and WTC 2, and in WTC 7, which brought down all three buildings on 9/11. … A US military plane, not one piloted by al Qaeda, performed the highly skilled, high−speed 270−degree dive towards the Pentagon that Air Traffic Controllers on 9/11 were sure was a military plane as they watched it on their screens. Only a military aircraft, not a civilian plane flown by al Qaeda, would have given off the “Friendly” signal needed to disable the Pentagon’s anti−aircraft missile batteries as it approached the building. Only the US military, not al Qaeda, had the ability to break all of its Standard Operating Procedures to paralyze its own emergency response system.” http://blog.lege

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

Anthony Shaffer

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer


Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve
– Commander of Special Troops Battalion, 9th Theater Support Command. Former Chief of the Army’s Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts. A former member of the Able Danger data mining program that targeted Al Qaeda’s global structure. Awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. Fellow, Center for Advanced Defense Studies. 23-year military intelligence career.

  • Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee 2/15/06: Regarding the Able Danger project – “… basic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st Century data mining and analytical tools … resulted in the establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11 terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in advance of the attacks. … After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the 9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a “preconceived” conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11 Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent, groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were “urban legend”. http://www.abledan
  • Editor’s note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar. http://www.foxnews.com. See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott , Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.
  • Bio: http://www.c4ads.org/anthony.shaffer

Capt. Scott J. Phillpott
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Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S. Navy
– Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf. Former head of the Able Danger data mining program that targeted Al Qaeda’s global structure. Former commanding officer of the frigate USS Estocin. Former Commanding Officer of the coastal patrol ship USS Typhoon. U.S. Naval Academy graduate. Awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal. 23 years of Navy service.

  • Fox News Article 8/23/05: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in January/February 2000.” http://www.foxnews.com
  • Editor’s note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar. http://www.foxnews.com. See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.
  • Bio: http://www.bcnavyleague.org (page 5)

Erik Kleinsmith

Major Erik Kleinsmith


Major Erik Kleinsmith, U.S. Army
– Former Chief of Intelligence, Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA). Awarded Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. 14-year Army career. Currently Project Manager for Intelligence Analytical Training, Lockheed Martin Company.

  • Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee 9/21/05: “Mr. KLEINSMITH: From March 1999 until February of 2001, I was an active duty Army Major and the Chief of Intelligence of the Land Information Warfare Activity. … In December of 1999, we were approached by U.S. Special Operations Command to support Able Danger. … In the months that followed, we were able to collect an immense amount of data for analysis that allowed us to map Al Qaeda as a worldwide threat with a surprisingly significant presence within the United States. In approximately April of 2000, from my recollections, our support to Able Danger became severely restricted and ultimately shut down due to intelligence oversight concerns. … I, along with one of my analysts, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Terri Stephens, were forced to destroy all data, charts, and other analytical products that we had not already passed on to SOCOM-related Able Danger. … Chairman Arlen SPECTER: Are you in a position to evaluate the credibility of Captain Phillpott, Colonel Shaffer, Mr. Westphal, Ms. Preisser, or Mr. J.D. Smith, as to their credibility when they say they saw Mohammed Atta on the chart? Mr. KLEINSMITH: Yes, sir. I believe them implicitly from the time that I had worked with all of them, and everyone you had mentioned was part and I had contact with during this time. I cannot— Chairman SPECTER: You had contact with all of them? Mr. KLEINSMITH: Yes, sir. I cannot corroborate them completely and say that, yes, they saw it, because I myself do not remember seeing either a picture or his name on any charts, but I believe them implicitly. When they say they do, I believe them.” http://judiciary.senate.gov
  • Editor’s note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar. http://www.foxnews.com. See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, and James D. Smith.

 

James D. Smith

James D. Smith


James D. Smith –
Former Able Danger Program Manager for Orion Scientific Systems, a Department of Defense contractor. Previously at Orion, managed and performed criminal intelligence support activities within the Gulf States Initiative (GSI) Program – a joint federal (U.S. Army and National Guard) and multi-state project (Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi).

  • Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee 2/15/06: Regarding the Able Danger data mining program. Mr. SMITH: “I have recollection of a visual chart that identified associations of known terrorist Omar Abdul Rahman, within the New York City geographic area and the name of that particular chart escapes me, but it was — we called the Brooklyn Cell. Mohammed Atta’s picture, an association of Rahman, was on the chart. … Several of these charts addressing multiple topics were retained by me and turned over to Representative Curt Weldon. … I have direct recollection of the chart because I had a copy up until 2004. … At the time, after 9/11 when the pictures were released in newspapers and I did the compare on the chart, when I saw his picture there, I was extremely elated and, to anyone that would listen to me, I showed them the chart that was in my possession. Rep. Curt WELDON: Mr. Smith, one of the [9/11] commissioners stated publicly after the story ran in the New York Times, that you couldn’t have had the photograph, because he didn’t have a driver’s license. Would you comment on where you got the photograph from? Mr. SMITH: We were getting the information from Arab sources through Los Angeles. We were able to get a lot of inside Arabic information. … Rep. WELDON: Did anyone from the 9/11 Commission staff ever talk to you, Mr. Smith? Mr. SMITH: No, sir. … Rep. WELDON: How sure are you that it was Mohammed Atta’s name and picture? Mr. SMITH: I’m absolutely certain. I used to look at it every morning. Rep. WELDON: You looked at it every morning. So it wasn’t a one time deal? Mr. SMITH: No, sir. Rep. WELDON: And was that the chart you think that was given to me that I gave to the White House? Mr. SMITH: Yes, sir. It was.” http://www.floppingaces.net/wp-content/hearing.pdf
  • Editor’s note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar. http://www.foxnews.com. See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Captain Scott J. Phillpott, and Major Erik Kleinsmith.

John Newman

Major John M. Newman, PhD


Major John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret)
– Former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency. Former military attaché in China. 21-year career in U.S. Army Intelligence. Currently, professor of history and international relations at the University of Maryland.

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


Scott Ritter

Major Scott Ritter

Major Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps – Former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer and Chief Weapons Inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 – 1998.

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


Gregory Zeigler

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, U.S. Army – Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer

  • Statement to this website 9/19/06: “I knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was false. … [A]nomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers’ names appearing in none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories], and WTC 7 [570 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane], the lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon … Link to full statement
  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice Association Statement: “Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks.”

Eric May

Capt. Eric H. May


Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret)
– Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer. Former inspector and interpreter for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team.

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

Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen


Wayne Madsen
– Former U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer, specialist in electronic surveillance and security. Formerly assigned to the National Security Agency and the State Department. Currently, investigative journalist, nationally distributed columnist, and author. Senior Fellow, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-partisan privacy public advocacy group in Washington, DC. Frequent media commentator on terrorism and security matters. Author of Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999 (1999), co-author of America’s Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II (2006), Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates (2006), The Handbook of Personal Data Protection (1992).

  • Speech 11/11/06 : “After five years of talking to many individuals in the intelligence community, in the military, foreign intelligence agencies, and a whole host of other people, people from the air traffic control community, the FAA, I came to the conclusion that after five years what we saw happen on that morning of September 11, 2001, was the result of a highly-compartmentalized covert operation to bring about a fascist coup in this country. … These people need to be brought to justice, if not by our own Congress, then by an international tribunal in the Hague, in the Netherlands. Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld, Cheney should be sitting in the same dockets where Milosevic and the Croatia-Serbia war criminals sat.” http://video.google.com
  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor:David Griffin‘s The New Pearl Harbor belongs on the book shelves of all those who, in any way, doubt the veracity of the accounts presented to the public by the Bush administration concerning the worst terrorist attack in America’s history. The facts presented in this book are disturbing — and they should be. Griffin’s book goes a long way in answering the age-old question inherent in American political scandals: What did the President know, and when did he know it?” http://www.interlinkbooks.com
  • Bio: http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/aboutus.php

David Griscom

David L. Griscom, PhD


David L. Griscom, PhD
– Research physicist, retired in 2001 from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, after 33 years service. Fellow of the American Physical Society. Fulbright-García Robles Fellow at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City (1997). Visiting professorships of research at the Universities of Paris and Saint-Etienne, France, and Tokyo Institute of Technology (2000 – 2003). Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona (2004 – 2005). Winner of the 1993 N.F. Mott Award sponsored by the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, the 1995 Otto Schott Award offered by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Germany), a 1996 Outstanding Graduate School Alumnus Award at Brown University, and the 1997 Sigma Xi Pure Science Award at NRL. Principal author of 109 of his 185 published works, a body of work which is highly cited by his peers. Officially credited with largest number of papers (5) by any author on list of 100 most cited articles authored at NRL between 1973 and 1988.

  • Personal blog 1/5/07:David Ray Griffin has web-published a splendid, highly footnoted account of The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True: This scholarly work, rich in eyewitness accounts, includes 11 separate pieces of evidence that the World Trade Center towers 1, 2, and 7 were brought down by explosives. … I implore my fellow physicists and engineers who may have the time, expertise, and (ideally) supercomputer access to get to work on the physics of the World Trade Center collapses and publish their findings in refereed journals like, say, the Journal of Applied Physics. The issue of knowing who was really behind the 9/11 attacks is of paramount importance to the future of our country, because the “official” assumption that it was the work of 19 Arab amateurs (1) does not match the available facts and (2) has led directly to the deplorable Patriot Act, the illegal Iraq war, NSA spying on ordinary Americans, repudiation of the Geneva Conventions, and the repeal of habeas corpus (a fundamental point of law that has been with us since the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215). Surely these Orwellian consequences of public ignorance constitute more than sufficient motivation for any patriotic American physicist or engineer to join the search for 9/11 Truth!” http://impactglassman
  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice Association Statement: “Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks.”
  • Bio: http://impactglassman.blogspot.com/

Lon J. Waters, PhD
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Lon J. Waters, PhD Mathematics
– Former staff member of the Maui High Performance Computing Center, a U.S. Department of Defense funded high performance computing and research facility. Former staff member of Sandia National Laboratories, a major research facility of the National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. Member Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of 9/11 Studies.

  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04: “We the undersigned: a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11; b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York’s top law enforcement officials …” http://www.justicefor911.org
  • 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.”

Raymond McGovern

Raymond L. McGovern


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

  • Video 7/22/06: “I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 report is a joke. The question is: What’s being covered up? Is it gross malfeasance, gross negligence, misfeasance? … Now there are a whole bunch of unanswered questions. And the reason they’re unanswered is because this administration will not answer the questions. … I just want to reassert, what Scott [Ritter, former Major in the U.S. Marines Corps, former Chief Weapons Inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq] said and this is the bottom line for me, just as Hitler in 1933 cynically exploited the burning of the parliament building, the Reichstag, this is exactly what our President did in exploiting 9/11. The cynical way in which he played on our trauma, used it to justify attacking, making a war of aggression on a country that he knew had nothing to do with 9/11. That suffices for me, I think Scott is exactly right, that’s certainly an impeachable offense.” http://video.google
  • Endorsement of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out: “It has long been clear that the Bush-Cheney administration cynically exploited the attacks of 9/11 to promote its imperial designs. But the present volume confronts us with compelling evidence for an even more disturbing conclusion: that the 9/11 attacks were themselves orchestrated by this administration precisely so they could be thus exploited. If this is true, it is not merely the case, as the Downing Street memos show, that the stated reason for attacking Iraq was a lie. It is also the case that the whole ‘war on terror’ was based on a prior deception.” http://www.interlinkbooks.com
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. http://www.911truth.org
  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_mcgovern

William Christison

William Christison


William Christison
– Former National Intelligence Officer and Director of the CIA’s Office of Regional and Political Analysis. 29-year CIA veteran.

  • Essay Stop Belittling the Theories About September 11 8/14/06: “I now think there is persuasive evidence that the events of September did not unfold as the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission would have us believe. … An airliner almost certainly did not hit The Pentagon. … The North and South Towers of the World Trade Center almost certainly did not collapse and fall to earth because hijacked aircraft hit them.” http://www.dissidentvoice.org
  • Article 9/7/06: David Griffin believes this all was totally an inside job – I’ve got to say I think that it was too. … I have since decided that….at least some elements in this US government had contributed in some way or other to causing 9/11 to happen or at least allowing it to happen. … The reason that the two towers in New York actually collapsed and fell all the way to the ground was controlled explosions rather than just being hit by two airplanes. … All of the characteristics of these demolitions show that they almost had to have been controlled explosions.” http://www.prisonplanet.com
  • Audio interview 9/29/06: “We very seriously need an entirely new very high level and truly independent investigation of the events of 9/11. I think you almost have to look at the 9/11 Commission Report as a joke and not a serious piece of analysis at all. It gave the administration what it wanted to support their official story on what happened on the date of September 11 and that’s all they cared about. … It’s a monstrous crime. Absolutely a monstrous crime.” http://www.electricpolitics.com
  • Bio: http://www.amalpress.com/

Robert Steele

Robert David Steele (Vivas)


Robert David Steele (Vivas)
– U.S. Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer for twenty years. Second-ranking civilian (GS-14) in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence from 1988 – 1992 and a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Marine Corps University. Also former clandestine services case officer with the CIA. 25-year U.S. military and intelligence career. Currently Founder and CEO of OSS.net and a proponent of Open Source Intelligence.

  • Essay 10/7/06: Review of Webster Tarpley’s 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA. “I am forced to conclude that 9/11 was at a minimum allowed to happen as a pretext for war, and I am forced to conclude that there is sufficient evidence to indict (not necessarily convict) Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and others of a neo-conservative neo-Nazi coup d’etat and kick-off of the clash of civilizations. … This is, without question, the most important modern reference on state-sponsored terrorism, and also the reference that most pointedly suggests that select rogue elements within the US Government, most likely led by Dick Cheney with the assistance of George Tenet, Buzzy Kronguard, and others close to the Wall Street gangs, are the most guilty of state-sponsored terrorism…. I sit here, a 54-year old, liberally educated, two graduate degrees, war college, a life overseas, 150 IQ or so, the number #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, a former Marine Corps infantry officer, a former CIA clandestine case officer, founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center, and I have to tell anyone who cares to read this: I believe it. I believe it enough to want a full investigation that passes the smell test of the 9/11 families as well as objective outside observers.” http://www.amazon.com
  • Article 10/27/06: “While Steele stopped short of saying 9/11 was a complete inside job, he agreed that the evidence points to the overwhelming complicity of the Bush administration. “The U.S. government did not properly investigate this and there are more rocks to be turned over,” said Steele adding, “I’m absolutely certain that WTC 7 [570 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane] was brought down by controlled demolition and that as far as I’m concerned means that this case has not been properly investigated. There’s no way that building could have come down without controlled demolition.” http://www.prisonplanet
  • Bio:http://en.wikipedia.org

Melvin Goodman

Melvin A. Goodman, PhD


Melvin A. Goodman, PhD
– Former Division Chief and Senior Analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, CIA,1966 – 1990. Senior Analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department, 1974 – 1976. Professor of International Security at the National War College 1986 – 2004. Currently Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University. Author and co-author of several books on international relations, including: Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze, Gorbachev’s Retreat: The Third World, and Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives Are Putting the World at Risk.

  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05: “I think the 9/11 Commission has taught me that we need to be extremely rigorous and extremely tenacious in pursuing that truth, because there is a corporate mentality in this country that is working against allowing the truth to surface, even in tragedies, such as the 9/11 tragedy. … I want to talk about the [9/11] Commission itself, about the flawed process of the Commission and finally about the conflict of interest within the Commission that is extremely important to understand the failure of the Commission.” http://www.vt911.org
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:
    “We want truthful answers to question. … As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.” http://www.911truth.org/article.php
  • Bio: http://ciponline.org/biographies

Robert Baer

Robert Baer


Robert Baer
– Former CIA Case Officer, Specialist in the Middle East, Directorate of Operations. Awarded Career Intelligence Medal. 21-year CIA veteran. Best-selling author, screenwriter, and actor. Academy Award-winning Syriana was based on Baer’s memoir See No Evil. Writer and on-camera presenter for Emmy Award-nominated documentary Cult of the Suicide Bomber. Author of two nonfiction books about CIA operations, See No Evil (2002) and Sleeping with the Devil (2004) and the novel Blow the House Down (2007).

  • Audio Interview 6/9/06: Thom Hartmann: “Are you of the opinion there was an aspect of ‘inside job’ to 9/11 within the U.S. government?” Baer: “There is that possibility, the evidence points at it.” Hartmann: “And why is it not being investigated?” Baer: “Why isn’t the WMD story being investigated? Why hasn’t anybody been held accountable for 9/11? We held people accountable after Pearl Harbor. Why has there been no change in command? Why have there been no political repercussions? Why has there been no — any sort of exposure on this? It really makes you wonder.” http://www.911blog.
  • Essay 1/12/02: “Did bin Laden act alone, through his own al-Qaida network, in launching the attacks? About that I’m far more certain and emphatic: no.” http://books.guardian.co
  • Bio: http://www.concertideas.com

Michael Levine

Michael Levine


Michael Levine
– Former Senior DEA investigator. 25-year DEA career. Former DEA Country Attaché, Argentina and Uruguay (1979 – 1982). Former DEA Special Operations Officer, worldwide. Awards include the Octavio Gonzalez Award, given by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officer’s Association for the undercover penetration of Roberto Suarez, Bolivian cocaine cartel; at that time, the biggest case in drug war history. Over twenty other awards from the US Justice and Treasury Departments and from foreign police agencies. Author of several nonfiction books on DEA investigations, including Deep Cover and Big White Lie. Radio show host and frequent media commentator on intelligence and covert operations.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:
    “We want truthful answers to question. … As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.” http://www.911truth.org/article.php
  • Bio: http://www.lawsonline.com/Levine/cv.html

 

Coleen Rowley

Coleen Rowley


Coleen Rowley
– Former Special Agent and Minneapolis Division Counsel, FBI. 24-year FBI career. Agent Rowley was selected one of Time Magazine‘s three 2002 Persons of the Year for revealing FBI headquarters’ efforts to “throw up roadblocks and undermine” FBI field investigations of Al Qaeda operatives in the four weeks prior to 9/11.

  • Memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller 5/21/02: Regarding FBI headquarters (FBIHQ) obstruction of terrorism investigations. “The fact is that key FBIHQ personnel whose job it was to assist and coordinate with field division agents on terrorism investigations and the obtaining and use of FISA searches (and who theoretically were privy to many more sources of intelligence information than field division agents), continued to, almost inexplicably, throw up roadblocks and undermine Minneapolis’ by-now desperate efforts to obtain a FISA search warrant, long after the French intelligence service provided its information and probable cause became clear. HQ personnel brought up almost ridiculous questions in their apparent efforts to undermine the probable cause. … When, in a desperate 11th hour measure to bypass the FBIHQ roadblock, the Minneapolis Division undertook to directly notify the CIA’s Counter Terrorist Center (CTC), FBIHQ personnel actually chastised the Minneapolis agents for making the direct notification without their approval … I know I shouldn’t be flippant about this, but jokes were actually made that the key FBIHQ personnel had to be spies or moles, like Robert Hansen, who were actually working for Osama Bin Laden to have so undercut Minneapolis’ effort.” http://www.time.com
  • Interview 9/25/05: “And what I did was, I think, I put the first good dent in the blanket defense that for 8 and a half, 9 months, was holding – that 9/11 could not have been prevented. … we were all settling for, ‘9/11 could not have been prevented’, it was ‘hindsight’. Condi Rice, “Well, no one could have ever imagined that someone would fly…” and of course, when she says that, she’s disregarding a whole bunch of things. People are letting her get away with it. She’s disregarding the fact of two or three prior incidents of people trying to fly planes into buildings, attempted takeovers of cockpits…We’re also ignoring the fact that in Minneapolis [FBI office], the acting supervisor, arguing with [FBI] headquarters said, ‘This is a guy [Zacarias Moussaoui] that could fly a plane into the World Trade Center’ on August 22nd!” http://www.nowpubli
  • Editor’s note: Despite Agent Rowley’s high-profile revelations and intimate knowledge of FBI headquarter’s efforts to obstruct investigations of Al Qaeda-related terrorist activities in the four weeks prior to 9/11, the 9/11 Commission never interviewed her. The 9/11 Commission Report contains no mention of her allegations that FBI headquarters “continued to, almost inexplicably, throw up roadblocks and undermine” FBI field agent counterterrorism efforts. The Report only obliquely mentions Agent Rowley in a single footnote.
  • Bio: http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/rowley.html

Sibel Edmonds

Sibel D. Edmonds


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

  • Letter to 9/11 Commission 8/1/04 : “I find your report seriously flawed in its failure to address serious intelligence issues that I am aware of, which have been confirmed, and which as a witness to the commission, I made you aware of. Thus, I must assume that other serious issues that I am not aware of were in the same manner omitted from your report. These omissions cast doubt on the validity of your report and therefore on its conclusions and recommendations.” http://www.com
  • Article 7/22/04: “My translations of the 9/11 intercepts included [terrorist] money laundering, detailed and date-specific information … if they were to do real investigations, we would see several significant high-level criminal prosecutions in this country [the US] … and believe me, they will do everything to cover this up.” http://www.guardian.co.uk
  • Bio: http://www.nswbc.org/nswbc_staff.htm


Bogdan Dzakovic

Bogdan Dzakovic

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

  • Video transcript 8/21/05 : Regarding the 9/11 Commission “The best I could say about it is they really botched the job by not really going into the real failures. … At worst, I think the 9/11 Commission Report is treasonous.” http://www.911report.com

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

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.” See also Paul Zarembka.
  • Bio: http://64.233.179.104:


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.

  • 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
  • Bio: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members

 

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.

  • Analysis of the collapse of WTC Building 7, 11/18/05: “Conclusion: The observed collapse time of WTC 7 [570 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane] 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

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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • CBC video interview transcript regarding Without Precedent a 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 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://www.klng.com/professionals/detail

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. Currently Vice President for National Security and International Affairs, Center for American Progress.

  • 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.
  • Bio: http://www.americanprogress.orgl

 

A PERSONAL NOTE ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

I believed the official explanation of 9/11 for four and one-half years. During that time, I remember becoming angry at news stories about people who challenged that explanation. However, in the Spring of 2006, I saw the documentary, Loose Change, on the Internet. Although not an entirely objective documentary, it raised many serious and disturbing questions about the events of 9/11 that I had previously simply accepted without much critical thought.

And so I began a several month period of researching the events of 9/11. I found a great deal of material challenging the 9/11 Commission Report on websites like 911truth.org, physics911.net, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and many others. I attended a lecture by David Ray Griffin. I learned much about what has become known as the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Much of the information and most of the rather limited media coverage about the 9/11 Truth Movement focuses on a handful of college professors, such as: David Ray Griffin, Steven Jones, James Fetzer, Kevin Barrett, William Woodward, and A.K. Dewdney. In August 2006, I began searching for statements about 9/11 by senior U.S. military officers, intelligence services and law enforcement veterans, and government officials. Because of their experience in intelligence gathering, espionage, terrorism, and covert military operations, I felt their opinions about 9/11 would be valuable. I was surprised by the amount of their criticism of the official account of 9/11 that I found scattered around the Internet. I had learned of virtually none of this criticism through newspapers, television, or radio news sources.

I feel this criticism by experienced professionals is extremely important and that it has been seriously under-reported. This website was launched in September 2006 in an effort to provide an easily accessible reference collection of their public statements.

I continued my research and found that many more than just a handful of professors had publicly questioned the official account of 9/11. However most had received negligible media coverage. In January 2007, a new section of the website was launched that featured statements by over 100 professors.

I strongly desire to increase this collection of statements by responsible individuals who question the official account of 9/11. If you are aware of any similar statements made by 9/11 survivors or family members, or senior military officers, intelligence services and law enforcement veterans, government officials, or professors, I would greatly appreciate knowing about them. Please contact me at alan.miller@PatriotsQuestion911.com. Additionally, if you find any errors in this material, please let me know.

I don’t claim to know what really happened on 9/11. I cannot examine the facts of the matter first hand. And I don’t have the experience to know what’s possible and what is unlikely regarding terrorist activities or military operations. For that analysis, I need to rely on experts. I greatly value these individuals’ statements because many of the government employees have spent large portions of their careers studying espionage, terrorism, and military operations throughout the world and personally planned and carried out United States’ military and intelligence activities. I also greatly value the statements by the professors who have devoted their careers to understanding and teaching the truth about a wide variety of subjects.

My objective, at this point, is to have our government launch a new, extremely thorough, independent, and totally impartial re-examination of the terrible acts of 9/11 and the events leading up to them. In my opinion, and in the opinion of the above listed experienced individuals, the current 9/11 Commission Report is seriously inadequate in explaining what really happened.

I also want to acknowledge that none of the information on this website is the result of any original investigation on my part. I have merely researched and compiled public information available on the Internet. I want to thank those in the 9/11 Truth Movement for their efforts over the last five years in conducting a great deal of research and for keeping the Movement alive in the face of both ridicule and indifference.

DEMAND A NEW 9/11 INVESTIGATION!

9/11 is the most important event in American history since December 7, 1941, when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor. The magnitude of the impact of 9/11 on America and the rest of the world cannot be overstated. The terrible acts of 9/11 and the events leading up to them deserve a thorough, independent and unimpeachable investigation. And if some rogue element within the U.S. government is responsible for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11, as several of these individuals allege, it is critical that that be disclosed and forcefully dealt with.

For the sake of those who died on 9/11, their families, the American people, and for the sake of peace in the world, please continue to seek the truth about 9/11. Demand a thorough and impartial reinvestigation of 9/11.

 

If you are a 9/11 survivor, or family member, or an active or former senior member of the military, intelligence services, law enforcement agencies, or government, or a professor who has concerns about the 9/11 Commission Report and would like your comment added to this website, please contact me. alan.miller@PatriotsQuestion911.com

Lastly, I’d like to share with you some pertinent quotes from Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain.

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country.” Teddy Roosevelt

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” Teddy Roosevelt

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” Mark Twain

“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”Mark Twain

Sincerely,

Alan Miller
Email: alan.miller@PatriotsQuestion911.com

LINKS TO 9/11 RESOURCES

A wealth of information about 9/11 is available on the Internet and in books and videos. I cannot list them all. However, the following links are good places to begin looking for information.

9/11 Truth Movement Sites 9/11 Truth Videos 9/11 Commission Report and Defenders 9/11 Families
LetsRoll911.org 9/11: Press for Truth 9-11Commission.gov WTC United Family Group
Physics911.net Loose Change National Institute of Standards and Technology Families of September 11
Scholars for 9/11 Truth 9/11 Mysteries Popular Mechanics September 11th Families Association
Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice Painful Deceptions   Peaceful Tomorrows
Lets Roll Forums
September 11 Revisited    
Pilots for 9/11 Truth 911 In Plane Site    
PentagonResearch.com 911 Eyewitness    
9/11 Information Center      
Reopen 911      
Veterans for 9/11 Truth      
9/11Blogger.com      
Nineeleven.co.uk      

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