'Conspiracy stuff' is now shorthand for unspeakable
-- Gore Vidal
The definitive history of the 9/11 Truth Movement still
has to be written, but its internal logic of development
will be approximately parallel to the process that many
of us have gone through in investigating the myriad claims
about what really happened on that fateful day. Formulated
in broad terms this development will have gone from skepticism
about the official version, to the idea that the administration
had foreknowledge, to the idea that the administration just
let it happen on purpose, and--as a final and most disturbing
step--to the idea that elements within the administration
had an active role in perpetrating the whole tragedy.
Personally speaking my own skepticism about the official
version started with the photo-analyses of the damage done
to the Pentagon by flight 77. The problem is that a Boeing
757 is too big to have disappeared in a hole a few yards
wide and then leaving only a little debris in which no bodies,
luggage, black boxes, jet motors, etc. were found. This
mystery opened the door wide to further questions. For example,
questions about the incompetence of the FAA and NORAD in
defending appropriately US airspace; questions about the
why and how of the collapse of World Trade building 7, which
was not hit by any airplane and in which only a few fires
were active; questions about the possibility of fore-knowledge
by the Bush administration and deliberately not taking defensive
measures; then, as a final 2 by 4 to wake me up, questions
about the way WTC 1 and 2 collapsed, with some physicists
and demolition experts arguing for the strong probability
that the buildings came down because of controlled demolition
through internally placed explosives.
Now, after reading multiple analyses of the collapses of
the WTC Towers as well as WTC Building 7 and the damage
to the Pentagon, it is obvious that the official version
is not to be trusted and that still unidentified rogue elements
within the government had an active hand in the events of
9/11. As to be expected, the government is not vigorously
investigating itself, which leaves the field wide open for
a growing network of scientists, scholars, investigative
reporters and former law enforcement and intelligence agents
to piece the known facts together and pursue the really
relevant questions. It can be safely stated that so far
three main hypotheses regarding what really happened on
9/11 are competing for the mind of the American public and
citizens of the world. These three main hypotheses are the
following (with each having different versions):
I. The official version
II. The Let It Happen on Purpose or LIHOP-hypothesis
III. The Make It Happen on Purpose or MIHOP-hypothesis
They are presented here in order of comfortability, going
stepwise from the official conspiracy theory through ever
more uncomfortable and seemingly outrageous hypotheses,
ending with possibly the most probable and least comfortable
one, the esoteric version:
I.a. The Official Version or The Kean-Zelikow conspiracy
Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda planned, and 19 Arab hijackers
executed, a most daring plan that almost flawlessly circumvent
all US defensive measures and transform 3, almost 4, airplanes
into missiles delivered at landmark symbols of the US imperialist
system. WTC 1, 2 and 7 collapsed from the damage. Everybody
is stunned and nobody is blamed. It was a systemic failure.
I.b. The Official Version amended with charges of incompetence:
Same as the official version, but instead of the accentuation
on the brilliant planning and execution of the plot the
focus is on the incompetence or criminal negligence of the
supposed guardians of the nation. The FAA and NORAD are
the main suspects.
II.a. The Let It Happen on Purpose or LIHOP-hypothesis
Officials knew an attack was imminent and purposefully
refrained from taking any active defensive measures. They
just let the terrorist execute their plans without opposition,
nor active help, trusting the incompetence of the CIA, FBI,
FAA and NORAD. Quite some overlapping agendas were thus
II.b. The Let It Happen on Purpose or LIHOP-hypothesis
Officials knew an attack was imminent and purposefully
sabotaged all of the possible preventive and defensive measures
by the CIA, FBI, FAA and NORAD. Especially the war game
exercises that day contributed to the success of the plan.
Rogue elements within the US Government, especially in the
Pentagon and the intelligence community are primarily responsible.
III.a. The Make It Happen on Purpose or MIHOP-hypothesis
An inter-locked and well-disciplined network of lone operators
and Secret Teams operating within the White House, Pentagon,
FEMA, CIA, FBI, FAA and NORAD, coordinated by a High Cabal
of a very few key insiders planned, executed and covered-up
the 9/11 events and the Anthrax scare even while framing
Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda as the patsies. The Pentagon
was hit by anything but a commercial airliner and WTC 1,
2 and 7 collapsed by controlled demolition. They subsequently
pushed diverse agendas like the militarily invasion of oil-rich
central Asia, curb civil liberties, enrich the military-industrial
complex, etc. all for the sake of the main beneficiaries
of American Imperialism.
III.b. The Make It Happen on Purpose or MIHOP-hypothesis
Not only US Secret Teams and a US High Cabal involved,
but also other teams lodged deep inside foreign governments
and coordinated by both US and non-US members of the trans-national
Power Elite. The issues for them go beyond oil, money and
power, which for them are merely tools to advance, by a
subtle dialectic process, the crumbling of the US political
and economic system and the emergence of a fascist New World
Order. In this case the Neo-conservatives and Zionists are
the second line of patsies in case the official version
of blaming OBL and Al-Qaeda fails.
III.c. The Make It Happen on Purpose or MIHOP-hypothesis
Same as the previous one, but with the added perspective
that the main network of the High Cabal of the trans-national
Power Elite is comprised of the surviving remnant of Weishaupt's
Order of Illuminati and other like-minded groups, who are
mostly to be classified on spiritual levels as Fallen Ones,
Adepts of the Left-handed Path, incarnated Fallen Angels,
black magicians, etc. They are the organized counter-force
to the spiritual and civilizational gains made by the world-wide
Masonic and Theosophical Enlightenments and like nothing
better than to enslave mankind in spiritual darkness, material
poverty and intellectual ignorance, while they live of the
fat of the land and try to postpone their own day of judgement.
So far the different hypothesis and their variants.
Another helpful classification to keep one's investigation
somewhat structured is to group all the 9/11 events in the
following three groups:
I. The events on 9/11:
The hijacked planes; the hijackers; the hitting of the WTC
and its collapse; the Pentagon; flight 93; the defensive
measures taken by the responsible agencies; the war game
exercises; behaviour of the US political leadership, etc.
The analysis of the exact time-line is most helpful here.
II. The investigation:
The investigative reports by different agencies and the
9/11 Commission Report with all their accuracies, distortions
and omissions; the handling and withholding of evidence;
conflict of interest of the investigators, especially those
on the 9/11 Commission; reporting and investigations by
the main-stream media, etc. The calm and dispassionate scientific
attitude of Dr. David Ray Griffin in analyzing the 9/11
investigations is to be commended here.
III. The aftermath:
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security; the
US Patriot Act; The invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq; the
change of the global geo-political situation thereby effected;
war-profiteering by well-connected corporations; human rights
abuses by the US military; domestic surveillance activities
by the Bush administration; military, economic and financial
overstretch of the US government, etc. Helpful here is the
investigation of the long-term policy-planning organizations
like the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Project
for the New American Century (PNAC).
In case one gets 'comfortable' with the MIHOP hypothesis
and one can see the pattern connecting the events of 9/11
with their cover-up and intended political consequences,
the big follow-up questions should be a) about the identity
and motives of the responsible rogue networks, b) how they
can be smoked out and brought to justice and c) how to prevent
a recurrence of such politically motivated evil as 9/11
was. Practically speaking this is quite a tall order.
Some of the desired items implied here would be that a)
true patriots within the US government should become aware
of treasonous elements within their midst and blow the whistle
on them, b) a really independent 9/11 investigation should
be conducted by possibly the Attorney General of New York,
c) because of the corrupt nature of the Republican and Democratic
Parties a libertarian and constitutionalist third party
is most desirable to take over the executive and legislative
responsibilities, d) people should help each other educate
themselves about all issues involved and last, but not least,
e) the do's and don'ts of spiritual warfare through prayer,
meditation and exhortation should be studied, for we wrestle
here with "spiritual wickedness in high places."
The following is a first batch of articles and media presentations.
The order of articles follows the development mentioned
above, going from mild scepticism about the official version
to complete refutation.
Pentagon: Hunt the Boeing! And test your perceptions!
Author: not mentioned
Excerpt: As everyone knows, on 11 September, less than
an hour after the attack on the World Trade Centre, an airplane
collided with the Pentagon. The Associated Press first reported
that a booby-trapped truck had caused the explosion. The
Pentagon quickly denied this. The official US government
version of events still holds. Here's a little game for
you: Take a look at these photographs and try to find evidence
to corroborate the official version. It's up to you to Hunt
See also following flash presentation: http://www.apfn.org/apfn/pentagon121.swf
Charlie Sheen 9/11 Story Goes Viral
Author: Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Source: Prison Planet.com, March 24 2006
Excerpt: The Charlie Sheen 9/11 story is set to roll into
Friday still at the height of its controversy now being
the discussion of thousands of forums and blogs, more mainstream
coverage and Thursday night's appearance of Alex Jones on
CNN's Showbiz Tonight. Meanwhile, a CNN poll shows that
three-quarters of Americans support Sheen's stance.
For the video go here: http://prisonplanet.com/articles/
The top 15 reasons to doubt the official story of Sept.
Author: not mentioned
Excerpt: There are literally scores of substantial reasons
to doubt, reject or ridicule the official 9/11 story. However,
their relative importance in spurring people to disbelief
still largely depends upon subjective factors like professional
knowledge and personal experience. Engineers, for example,
are often driven to 9/11 skepticism by the inexplicable
WTC collapses, investors by the apparent insider trading
and huge war profits of the aftermath, pilots by the novice
hijackers' astounding aerial skill, veterans by the suddenly
dysfunctional national air defense system, journalists by
the stonewall secrecy and investigation phobia, civil servants
by the total disinterest in accountability, libertarians
by the anthrax-assisted stampede to rubberstamp the repressive
"Patriot Act", etc, etc. Others are simply insulted
to incredulity by the number of coincidences we are asked
to believe to make the official story seem true.
Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders Had Foreknowledge
of Impending 9-11 Attacks and "Consciously Failed"
Author: Zogby International
Source: Zogby International, August 30, 2004
Excerpt: On the eve of a Republican National Convention
invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%)
of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens
overall say that some of our leaders "knew in advance
that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001,
and that they consciously failed to act," according
to the poll conducted by Zogby International.
Close Informant And Friend Of Former FBI Agent John
O'Neill, Killed on 9/11, Tells How FBI Higher-Ups 'Shut
Him Down' Letting 9/11 Happen
Author: Greg Szymanski
Source: The Arctic Beacon, 16 Aug 2005
Excerpt: The detailed information, never released publicly
and provided to the Arctic Beacon and the American Free
Press, clearly shows, according to the informant, a plot
in the FBI by O'Neill's boss, Tom Picard and others higher-up
in the chain of command to block O'Neill just when he may
have been able to gum up the works, mainly from contacts
made by the Seattle informant with a major Al Qaeda cell
operating on the East Coast.
Seattle veterinarian and long time friend and informant
of O'Neill, Janet Parker, 53, said O'Neill was stopped by
his bosses only months prior to 9/11 from getting a wire
tap on a major cell leader, Shadrack Manyathella, who had
close ties with Ali Mohammad, a suspected CIA double operative
and Mohammad Atta, the alleged 9/11 ring leader.
Threats Don't Stop Information Leak About Our Military's
1976 Plan to Blow Up WTC
Author: Greg Szymanski
Source: The Arctic Beacon, 23 Mar 2005
Excerpt: A former U.S. Army corporal and Department of
Defense (DOD) operative has received a number of death threats
after releasing information his military unit in 1976 was
commissioned by Congress to create the perfect terrorist
plan to level the WTC with airplanes and box cutters.
Timothy McNiven, under contract with the DOD, claims the
threats were transmitted by email and snail mail from unknown
origins in what he calls on ongoing harassment campaign
to keep him quiet about the government sponsored "perfect
terrorist plan," almost identical to what happened
Author: Timothy S. McNiven
Source: Private Web site
Excerpt: I am United States Defense Department Intelligence
Operative "Grillfire" aka US Government Federal
Agent Timothy S. McNiven; in 1976 I took part in a Democratic
- Republican Political Party US Congressional Commissioned
Military Study to Improve US Air Travel Security while stationed
on Strassberg Kasern in Idar-Oberstein, W. Germany assigned
to C-Battery 2/81st FA, US Army 1975-76. The purpose of
the Study was to Identify Security Lapses and Submit Corrective
Actions to the US Congress; on September 11, 2001 the Security
Lapses that were used to carry out the Attacks were the
same ones that were submitted to the US Congress for Correcting
"25 Years" before.
September 11 - US Government accused
Author: "A Portugal-based investigative journalist"
Source: The News 03/08/2002
Excerpt: A group of military and civilian US pilots, under
the chairmanship of Colonel Donn de Grand, after deliberating
non-stop for 72 hours, has concluded that the flight crews
of the four passenger airliners, involved in the September
11th tragedy, had no control over their aircraft.
Retired Marine Colonel Attacks "Official Story "
of 911 as Impossible
Author: Greg Szymanski
Source: The Arctic Beacon, 19 Nov 2004
Excerpt: The 24-page report given to Gen. Myers was compiled
by a group of distinguished commercial, civilian and military
pilots after a 72-hour marathon symposium organized by the
Colonel just days after 911.
The results were shocking, but only to those not privy to
how the neo-cons and their wealthy supporters operate.
The report basically warns the American public that the
government's official version does not hold up to scrutiny.
It concludes military defense systems were suspended and
standard operating procedures ignored, allowing for the
airplanes on 911 to strike their targets without interruption.
Complete 911 Timeline
Author: Paul Thompson
Source: The Center for Cooperative Research
Excerpt: This webpage is meant to be a comprehensive resource
for anyone attempting to understand 9/11, the anthrax attacks,
and the "war on terrorism." Once you start reading,
I think it will become clear that there is much more going
on than the "official story" claims. The mainstream
media is the one that's failed to "connect the dots."
There are an amazing amount of intriguing news stories that
have squeaked into the media but not reached a wide audience,
and/or have not been properly followed up or placed into
Was the US government alerted to September 11 attack?
(In four parts)
Part 1: Warnings in advance
Part 2: Watching the hijackers
Part 3: The United States and Mideast terrorism
Part 4: The refusal to investigate
Author: Patrick Martin
Source: World Socialist Web Site, 16 January 2002
Excerpt: This series has reviewed evidence that US intelligence
agencies had ample advance information about the September
11 attacks, from specific details of the methods and the
likely targets to the identities of a number of the hijackers,
including the alleged principal organizer, Mohammed Atta.
There are other troubling and unresolved issues, such as
the failure to scramble air defense fighters in time to
intercept any of the jetliners.
From a political standpoint, however, there is a piece of
evidence which outweighs all others in suggesting that the
real story of September 11 has yet to be told: the refusal
of the Bush administration and Congress to conduct any investigation
into the terrorist attacks and the government response to
Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse? (Draft)
Author: Steven E. Jones
Source: Brigham Young University web site
Excerpt: "In writing this paper, I call for a serious
investigation of the hypothesis that WTC 7 and the Twin
Towers were brought down, not just by damage and fires,
but through the use of pre-positioned explosives. I consider
the official FEMA, NIST, and 9-11 Commission reports that
fires plus damage alone caused complete collapses of all
three buildings. And I present evidence for the explosive-demolition
hypothesis, which is suggested by the available data, testable
and falsifiable, and yet has not been analyzed in any of
the reports funded by the US government."
Y. professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC
Author: Elaine Jarvik
Source: Deseret Morning News, November 10, 2005
Excerpt: "The physics of 9/11 - including how fast
and symmetrically one of the World Trade Center buildings
fell - prove that official explanations of the collapses
are wrong, says a Brigham Young University physics professor.
In fact, it's likely that there were 'pre-positioned explosives'
in all three buildings at ground zero, says Steven E. Jones."
The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official
Account Cannot Be True
Author: David Ray Griffin
Excerpt: When we add these five additional suspicious facts
to the eleven features that that the collapses of the Twin
Towers had in common with controlled demolitions, we have
a total of sixteen facts about the collapses of these buildings
that, while being inexplicable in terms of the official
theory, are fully understandable on the theory that the
destruction of the towers was an inside job.
It is, in any case, already possible to know, beyond a
reasonable doubt, one very important thing: the destruction
of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated
by domestic terrorists. Foreign terrorists could not have
gotten access to the buildings to plant the explosives.
They probably would not have had the courtesy to make sure
that the buildings collapsed straight down, rather than
falling over onto surrounding buildings. And they could
not have orchestrated a cover-up, from the quick disposal
of the steel to the FEMA Report to The 9/11 Commission Report
to the NIST Report. All of these things could have been
orchestrated only by forces within our own government.
The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571 Page Lie
Author: Dr. David Ray Griffin
Source: GlobalResearch.ca, September 8, 2005
Excerpt: Given these two types of lies, it might be wondered
how many lies are contained in The 9/11 Commission Report.
I do not know. But, deciding to see how many lies I had
discussed in my book, I found that I had identified over
100 of them. Once I had made the list, it occurred to me
that others might find this summary helpful. Hence this
Organizations within the 9/11 Truth Movement
The mission of 911truth.org is to investigate, unearth,
and widely publicize the full truth surrounding September
11th, 2001. We are working to achieve this with participatory
education, grassroots media and justice campaigns
9-11 Research: An Attempt to Uncover the Truth About
September 11th, 2001
We all know the official story of September 11th: four jetliners
were hijacked by groups of four and five Arabic men armed
with box cutters, who proceeded to fly three of the four
jets into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Subsequently
the World Trade Center Towers, weakened by the impacts and
fires, collapsed into piles of rubble.
The FBI had
compiled a list of hijackers within three days, and it was
so obvious that Osama bin Laden had masterminded the operation
from caves in Afghanistan, that there was no need to seriously
investigate the crime or produce evidence.
story true? Its central assumptions have never been seriously
tested. There are numerous red flags in the official story,
which requires a long series of highly improbable coincidences.
Questioning that story is an act of responsible citizenship.
"PHYSICS 911 is created and maintained by a group of
scientists, engineers and other professionals known collectively
as the "The Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven."
"We have found solid scientific grounds on which to
question the interpretation put upon the events of September
11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States
of America and subsequently propagated by the major media
of western nations. Our analysis of the detailed evidence
implies a staged attack employing a variety of deceptive
arrangements. Indeed, every element of the September 11
attacks, including cellphone calls from fast-moving aircraft,
has an alternate means of creation."
MUJCA-NET: The Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance
MUJCA-NET is a group of scholars, religious leaders and
activists dedicated to uniting members of the Jewish, Christian
and Islamic faiths in pursuit of 9/11 truth. We believe
that the process of joining together in search of the truth
about 9/11 will bring enormous benefits, regardless of what
truths we may discover. While our endorsers and supporters
have different views about the probable level of US government
complicity in 9/11, all of us agree that a new, honest investigation
of the possibility of official complicity is a matter of
the most urgent national and global importance.
9-11 Review: A Resource for Understanding the 9/11/01
It provides a detailed factual rundown of the attack, highlighting
its core physical facts, such as the explosive nature of
the Twin Tower collapses. It shows how officials concealed
the facts of the attack by promoting an official myth whose
inherent implausibility is hidden in plain sight by the
Big Lie strategy. The site explores who had the means to
execute the attack and who benefited from it. Most originally,
9-11 Review exposes disinformation and sloppy research,
which allow all questioning of the official story -- including
as the careful work of serious 9/11 researchers -- to be
marginalized as "conspiracy theories" not worthy
of being taken seriously.
We are a group of individuals brought together by Jimmy
Walter, dedicated to opening a real investigation into the
tragic attacks on September 11, 2001
is to bring awareness to new available evidence, and to
birth a grassroots movement into further seeking the truth
of 911. This movement continues to develop in commitment,
passion and determination.
This group organized the September 2004 conference "Confronting
the Evidence - a call to reopen the 9/11 investigation."
A DVD of this three-hour event can be freely obtained. See
WantToKnow.info: 9/11 Information Center
This page provides links to a variety of sources of reliable,
verifiable information dealing with the 9/11 cover-up. Our
most basic material is listed first, followed by other resources,
which delve deeper for those interested in more. We recommend
reading through this entire page before exploring the links
provided. The WantToKnow.info team presents this 9/11 information
as an opportunity for you to educate yourself and others,
and to inspire us to work together to strengthen democracy
and build a brighter future for us all.
The 9-11 Visibility Project
We are an action-oriented 9-11 website. Many good websites
already exist offering research and analysis of the events
of September 11th, 2001. Our purpose is not to duplicate
these efforts, nor to prove or disprove what really happened.
Rather, our goal is to support the 9-11 truth movement itself,
led by the victims' families' efforts to obtain full government
accountability for the suspicious and unprecedented intelligence
and air defense failures that took place before and during
the attacks. What you will find on this site are information
and tools designed to help build this movement.
Scholars for 9/11 Truth
" 'Scholars for 9/11 Truth' (S9/11T) is a non-partisan
association of faculty, students, and scholars, in fields
as diverse as history, science, military affairs, psychology,
and philosophy, dedicated to exposing falsehoods and to
revealing truths behind 9/11."
Other organizations with interest in 9/11
The Centre for Research on Globalisation
The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is an independent
research and media group of writers, scholars and activists.
It is a registered non profit organization in the province
of Quebec, Canada.
The Global Research web page at www.globalresearch.ca based
in Montreal publishes news articles, commentary, background
research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focusing
on social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental
The Center for Cooperative Research
The Center for Cooperative Research seeks to encourage grassroots
participation and collaboration in the documentation of
the public historical record using an open-content model.
New technology developed during the last decade has changed
the nature of information production and distribution in
two very important ways which are both fundamental to the
The Arctic Beacon
The Arctic Beacon, the last frontier of truth, is an alternative
news publication and radio broadcast founded on the principles
of free speech fundamentally protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Free speech was not intended to be a reckless adventure
in communication, but a voyage into diverse, conflicting
and unpopular viewpoints. This voyage, however, should be
confidently navigated without overly broad financial, social
or moral constraints. Unfortunately, the mainstream media
has never followed such a course. Instead, acting as an
intellectual prostitute, lacking the courage to report the
truth and express honest opinions.
The Project for the OLD American Century
The Project for the OLD American Century is a grass-roots
organization that strives to protect and strengthen democracy
primarily by disseminating unreported and underreported
news stories from a perspective untainted by political or
The Project was founded in 2002 in response to a rigged
election, reduced civil liberties, a hijacking of our domestic
and foreign policies by the energy/defense industries, and
a compliant corporate media that refused to make these problems
prominent in our national consciousness.
Magazines keeping track of 9/11
American Free Press: 9-11
Well, let us explain the philosophy. First off, we strongly
believe that the problem is mainly the media; that the media
is corrupt, being controlled, and it is not only not doing
its job but actually invigorating the destructive and disintegrative
forces in our national life. The press uniformly hides and
distorts so much that even some newspapermen themselves
The New American: Terrorism
Recommended articles on 9/11 and terrorism from one of America's
foremost conspiracy-exposing magazines.
Garlic & Grass: A Grassroots Journal of America's
Specifically, the founding of Garlic & Grass was inspired
by a desire to both understand and counteract the new repressive
trends taking hold in our republic. Envisioning a peaceful,
sustainable future is the first step in creating it.
Lists of books on 9/11
9/11 & War On Iraq: Convenient Demons & The
Books About 9/11
9-11 Research booklist