October 25, 2007
“It just didn’t make any sense to me… When one starts using his own mind, and not what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official story.” September 5, 2007 – U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot, Commander Ralph Kolstad
On October 19, 2007, some individuals in the audience of a taping of the Bill Maher show disrupted the airing; Maher joined security in removing these folks from the building. I know little about Maher and have never subscribed to any of the so-called premium channels like HBO on moral grounds. The individuals removed wanted Maher and his guests to talk about 911. The aftermath was a fresh barrage of verbal missiles aimed at anyone with questions about 911. Useful idiot, John Gibson, of the FAUX (FOX) Network, refers to people with reasonable questions about 911 as “ragtag conspiratorialists.”
Bill O’Reilly and his stable of regular commentators always refer to those seeking the truth about 911 as conspiracy wackos; the “fringe element” that no one takes seriously. He is particularly nasty and often hysterical in his tirades. They all pull out Rosie O’Donnell as the poster child to bolster their rants. Following along with the rest of these mindless robots comes Glen Beck. Uh, who? Beck does a show on CNN’s News Network. I’m not sure who would waste their time watching him after having scanned his show a couple of times for a total of five minutes, but apparently he has some sort of audience or he’d be off the air. Beck is a documented 911 truth basher. His latest statement on his web site reads: “Bill Maher’s nasty spat with some 9/11 conspiracy nut jobs was a nuisance on live TV, but are these conspiracy theorists a menace to society? You bet they are.”
Beck also has a poll up on his site with the question: “Conspiracy Craziness: Anyone who believes our government could have successfully planned 9/11 is not only giving them too much credit, but they’re also insane. Do you agree or disagree?” Oops, Mr. Glen. The results as I work this column: I agree: 2,279. I disagree: 7,045. It would appear Beck’s own audience doesn’t even agree with him. Wait, it gets better. On his show October 22, 2007, he said:
“Anybody who thinks that 9/11 was carried out by the government isn’t a truther. They’re idiots….These truthers are exactly the kind of people who want to rock this nation’s foundation, tear us apart and plant the seeds of dissatisfaction in all of us….Oh, no, don’t get me wrong, I think they do believe it, which is why I believe these guys are dangerous. I believe these guys are anarchists that are looking to tear us apart. I mean, this is — this is the kind of group that a Timothy McVeigh would come from.”
According to all these high paid “experts” on “mainstream” and cable network television, anyone who has reasonable questions about what really happened on 911 is not only outside the “mainstream” of society, but would have been an advocate of Timothy McVeigh. Here’s just a few of these “fringe” wackos so maligned by the aforementioned:
Bob McIlvaine, father of Robert McIlvaine, Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch, WTC North Tower, 106th floor. Interview by Evan Solomon, CBC News 8/30/06: Bob McIlvaine: “I believe 100% that the U.S. orchestrated 9/11 with the help of other agencies around the world. But my blame goes to the United States because it happened in the U.S. There’s people within the U.S. that knew it happened, that planned this to happen.”
Bill Doyle – father of Joseph Doyle, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower. Article 8/6/05: “I honestly don’t believe the government story. During another interview, Doyle said: The 9/11 Commission is probably the worst representation of the 9/11 Families or for that matter all the American public because it’s a sham. It really is…. We had tons of different questions that we asked them to ask. They wouldn’t do it. And the continuing cover-up is just beyond belief… There’s just such a continuing coverup. And why don’t we just let the information about 9/11 be known? And then maybe this conspiracy type of thing would go away, but it’s never going to go away or I don’t think it can go away because they were complicit…”
Michelle Little, sister of Firefighter David M. Weiss, FDNY, Rescue Company 1, Midtown Manhattan, lost his life trying to rescue others from the World Trade Center the day of the attacks. Press Conference, National Press Club 9/12/06: “I am here today to call for the facts of September 11, 2001 to be released to the American public. … The time is now to call upon all the Americans to lobby local media to cover this story and to pressure members of Congress to support legislation by reopening this investigation. We must hold those involved accountable for this atrocious tragedy. My brother, David, and ten brothers from his unit were murdered on 9/11. For them and for all of our mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles that died that day, it is imperative for their lives to know the truth.”
Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps. Retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot with over 300 combat missions flown. 20-year Marine Corps career. “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 to check into the facts yourself, what does that make you?”
Barry Zelman, brother of Kenneth Zelman, Oracle Corp., on assignment at Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 99th floor. Speech given at The Citizens’ Commission on 9-11, 9/9/04: “I just embrace people that understand that four airplanes an hour and half between the first impact and the second impact with zero military response in the United States. It didn’t happen that way. It couldn’t have happened that way. You’re talking about the most intelligent agencies that we have on the face of the earth. State of the art agencies … And there was zero military response? …It’s very transparent that our own president did not want to investigate this tragedy. And I’m standing before you today for one reason. The only thing that I can give my brother is the truth. That’s it.”
Donna Marsh O’Connor, mother of Vanessa Lang Langer, Regus Business Center, WTC South Tower. Press Conference, National Press Club 9/12/06: “This government has made me a victim of conspiracy theories because they haven’t answered fully, or allowed anyone to ask the true questions of September 11th. And that’s what I’m asking from you [members of the media] today; for exposure. We are not crazy. We have questions. We demand answers …We’re asking for a new investigation into the events of September 11th and this time a truly bipartisan, global–with families invested from the beginning, middle and though out the end.”
Those Americans are just a tiny number of not only family members, but fire fighters, first responders, professionals such as engineers, pilots, former military, aviation experts and demolitions experts from every walk of life, every race, religions and different political parties. Are they all part of a fringe element out of their minds by asking questions? How about seven veteran CIA personnel who call the official version of 911 a joke, monstrous lies and a cover up? You can read the statements of 190 Americans who ARE mainstream folks and this includes the spontaneous statements of fire fighters who heard bombs go off in the underground (basement) of the World Trade Towers by clicking here.
Are we to believe that thousands of Americans who have read the 911 (Omission) Commission Report and family members who have been intimately involved in the farce called an “official investigation” are all Bush haters? That they are all nuts, wackos, the “fringe of society” and advocates of Timothy McVeigh? According to Dan Abrams, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Alan Colmes, Glen Beck, John Gibson and others, they are. Without a doubt a whole cottage industry has blossomed over 911 and a great deal of it is simply trash, misleading, disinformation and some of it sickening, i.e., on Flight 93: “Find da plane, da plane!” like it’s some sort of game. How insulting to the loved ones who lost someone on Flight 93.
As someone who has spent a substantial amount of time, including a cross country trip to Pennsylvania to look into Flight 93, it’s been difficult to separate credible research from those profiting from 911. On my web site is an index of all my 911 columns; see link section below. I have never stated that Bush knew in advance or planned 911. However, I do believe that Dick Cheney and Rudy Julie Annie must be hauled in front of a real grand jury. If you read, Crossing the Rubicon, by Mike Ruppert, you will understand why I take this position. You don’t have to agree with Ruppert’s assessment on peak oil because there are strong advocates for both sides of that argument and so much conflicting information and statistics. But, his research about that day, backed up by footnotes for his sources – especially the military exercises – is critically important.
A new slide show is now available for viewing for free on the Internet. As you’ll see on slide one, Richard Gage leads the way. Gage is a member of the American Institute of Architects. There are 318 slides in this presentation. This slide presentation is endorsed by dozens of others in his profession (list on slides 3 & 4) demanding a real investigation. Are they ALL Bush haters? The fringe element of society? This slide show contains a few film clips from what I believe is far and away the best presentation on the twin towers and aspects of what really happened that day: 911 Mysteries Demolitions. You can watch the parts here and I strongly recommend every American with a computer take the time to watch this unbiased presentation. I know time is an issue for everyone, but the weekend is coming. Please book mark this column and take the time to watch 911 Mysteries Demolitions and Richard Gage’s 9/11: Re-examining the 3 WTC High-rise Building “Collapses” slide show.
See this picture of the Murrah Building in OKC? That building was blown from the inside out. Anyone with two eyes can see this building was NOT blown up by a “truck bomb” parked 50′ away from the front doors. The guilty are still walking around free, protected by the U.S. Government (U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and elected public officials). When you view Gage’s slide show, remember OKC because it’s the same scenario: The Murrah building was not blown from the outside and the twin towers did not fall from fire weakening steel. For those who believe the bilge published by Popular Mechanics on 911, I submit to you than once you view 911 Mysteries and Gage’s slide presentation, you will see for yourself that a “mainstream” publication put their name and repuation on biased trash.
Besides the family members, do people really think individuals like Gage have nothing better to do with their time than put together a professional slide show on a complicated issue like this? Because they’re all Bush haters? Because they have no life and “need” to believe some conspiracy theory? Let YOUR eyes be the judge of what is real and what is a lie. Every piece of draconian legislation nullifying the Bill of Rights and the unconstitutional invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are a result of 911. Thousands of these family members and professionals have signed petitions for a real, unbiased investigation. Despite the old smear tactics from the “mainstream” media anchors mentioned above, millions of Americans do not believe the fairy tale told by the U.S. government and its minions who work for paychecks instead of the truth.
High paid mouthpieces like Bill O’Reilly continue to chant that to question 911 is hurtful to the families and that family members who lost loved ones that day are insulted by anyone asking reasonable questions. I will leave you with these words from two people Glen Beck considers a menace to society:
Rosemary Cain, mother of Firefighter George C. Cain, Ladder Company 7, Manhattan, FDNY. “It is our right to know, as the families of those who paid the highest price. We demand to stop the lies so they can rest in peace. The truth must be known. They did not die in vain!”
Daniel Wallace (1984 – 2007), son of Lt. Robert Wallace, Engine 205, Ladder 118, FDNY. Speech 12/3/06: “Ever since that day, I believed the official story for all about 2 minutes. I always had my questions. My family had their questions. The government sent us the 9/11 Commission or I should say omissions, really. They sent us that. I read the whole thing. As I’m reading the whole thing; it was just incredible; the lies in this book… It hurt me to read this book….
“The truth: to actually be out there knowing that I’m fighting for something that’s right and something that’s American. That’s the American way. … My father was a true patriot and I will follow in his footsteps. I’m gonna try so hard. I’m gonna try to the death of me to get him justice. Not only him, but the three thousand others that died, too. … My father was a patriot. I’m a patriot and everybody in this room that believes in truth and wants to find justice is a patriot. Because this is America. It is of the people; for the people; and by the people. And that’s the America I know and that’s the America that I’m gonna defend, no matter what.”