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War and Truth V:
What happened on 9/11?

Links to a Collection of Resources
(March 31, 2006)


I. Introduction
II. Articles
III. 9/11 Organizations
IV. Other organizations
V. Magazines
VI. Books


(Second installment)



'Conspiracy stuff' is now shorthand for unspeakable truth.
-- 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 theory:

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 (passive version):

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 advanced.

II.b. The Let It Happen on Purpose or LIHOP-hypothesis (active version):

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 (Ameri-centric version):

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 (trans-national version):

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 (esoteric version):

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." (Eph 6:12)

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

Source: Asile.org

URL: http://www.asile.org/citoyens/numero13/

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 the Boeing!

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

URL: http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/

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. 11, 2001

Author: not mentioned

Source: 911truth.org

URL: http://www.911truth.org/article.php?

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" To Act

Author: Zogby International

Source: Zogby International, August 30, 2004

URL: http://www.zogby.com/search/

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

URL: http://www.rense.com/general67/close.htm

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

URL: http://www.arcticbeacon.com/articles/23-Mar-2005.html

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 on 9/11.



Author: Timothy S. McNiven

Source: Private Web site

URL: http://www.codenamegrillfire.com/index.php?n=1&id=1

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

URL: http://www.propagandamatrix.com/

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

URL: http://www.arcticbeacon.com/articles/19-Nov-2004.html

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

URL: http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/

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 context.


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

URL: http://www.wsws.org/articles/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 them.


Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse? (Draft)

Author: Steven E. Jones

Source: Brigham Young University web site

URL: http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/200609/

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

URL: http://deseretnews.com/dn/

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

Source: 911Review.com

URL: http://911review.com/articles/griffin/nyc1.html

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

URL: http://www.911truth.org/article.php?

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 article.


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. … Is this 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
"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 Attack
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 … Our intention 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 https://secure.reopen911.org/freedvd.php

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 processes.

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 Center's objectives.

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 corporate sponsorship.
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 complain.

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 Political Soul
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 Oil Police

Books About 9/11

9-11 Research booklist




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