Sunday, March 26, 2006

CNN Transcript


Sheen 9/11 Comments Spark Controversy

Aired March 23, 2006 - 19:00:00 ET


A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: New information about the death of Princess Diana. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST: I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. And a look at a workplace phenomenon, the office spouse. TV`s only live entertainment news show starts right now.


HAMMER (voice-over): On SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Charlie Sheen speaks out on a controversial theory that the government covered up what really happened on 9/11.

CHARLIE SHEEN, ACTOR: Taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of their targets. That feels like a conspiracy theory.

HAMMER: Tonight, we dig even deeper. The host of the radio show on which Sheen leveled his startling allegations joins us live right here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Plus, the overwhelming response from you, the viewers.

Rebuilding communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Tonight, how a TV reality show is going in to fix what some say the government could not.

HARRY CONNICK JR., SINGER/ACTOR: I`m Harry Connick Jr. If it happened today, it`s on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.


HAMMER: Hello, I`m A.J. Hammer, live in New York City.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson, live in Hollywood.

A.J., it`s been incredible. Pretty hard to believe, actually, the response we got today to the incredible story SHOWBIZ TONIGHT broke last night. Actor Charlie Sheen`s startling claims that the government may be covering up what really happened on September 11.

HAMMER: So many e-mails coming in. We`ve been really overwhelmed today. Between the e-mails, the blogs, the web sites, everybody is writing and talking about it.

Charlie Sheen made the comments during a hard-to-believe interview on a radio show. And don`t move because in just a moment the host of the radio show, the guy who actually spoke with Sheen, is going to join me live here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. But first let`s get you up to speed on the latest developments.


SHEEN: The more you look at stuff, especially specific incidents, specific events, in or around the fateful day, it just-- it just raises a lot of questions.

HAMMER: The questions Charlie Sheen is raising about the 9/11 attacks are raising a lot of eyebrows. Our e-mail inbox immediately started to overflow. And the coverage on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is getting a lot of attention.

The web site 9/11 Blogger calls SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s coverage, quote, "The first time a major news station has covered 9/11 questions in any reasonable format."

It all started with a radio interview Sheen gave to GCN Radio Network host Alex Jones, a cult hero of sorts to 9/11 conspiracy theorists. During the interview, Sheen made clear that he backs Jones` views.

SHEEN: We`re not the conspiracy theorists on this particular issue. It seems to me like, you know, 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory.

HAMMER: Sheen also made another shocking suggestion: that we may not know the full story about the collapse of the World Trade Center.

SHEEN: I have a hard time believing that a fireball traveled down the elevator over 110 feet and still had the explosive energy to destroy the lobby like it was described.

I said, "Hey, call me insane. But did it sort of look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition?"

If I was your age, I could only dream about my parents splitting up.

HAMMER: As the star of the sitcom "Two and a Half Men," Sheen is seen weekly by about 10 million people. And many of them may end up paying attention to his controversial comments about 9/11.


HAMMER: As I mentioned the radio host who interviewed Sheen is Alex Jones of the Genesis Communications Network. Alex joins me live from Austin, Texas, to talk about Sheen`s riveting comments.

Alex, as I mentioned, the response that we got from doing this story last night absolutely shocking. So I want to know how it actually all came about. How did the interview with Charlie Sheen actually happen? Did you guys reach out to him? Did he call you? What was the deal?

ALEX JONES, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Well, just to make something clear, Mr. Sheen has amazing courage to do what he`s done. And he contacted me. He`s been watching my documentaries for years. He`s one of the most informed people that I`ve talked to in Hollywood on this subject.

Listen, for years Hollywood`s been on fire with people knowing the truth about 9/11. And I was the first to expose 9/11 on the day. In fact two months before I had intel that elements of the military industrial complex were going to carry out the attack. I said they`ll use bin Laden, the known CIS. That is their patsy to take the blame for attacking the towers.

So Mr. Sheen is only exceptional in that he has courage in going public. Courage that no one else in Hollywood had.

I mean, here`s a CNN poll from Anderson Cooper a year and a half ago where they said is the government covering up 9/11? Could they be involved? Ninety percent when the poll closed on CNN said this.

So listen I have my own syndicated show. I`ve done 4,000 radio interviews in the last 4 1/2 years. Almost no one calls in and disagrees now. We have the majority view and we have the evidence.

And bottom line, there are declassified U.S. government documents like Operation Northwoods that ABC News reported on back in 2000. Operation Northwoods. Google it.

And in there the U.S. government -- an element of it -- said we want to hi-jack jets by remote control, crash them and blame it on the Soviet Union in Cuba. Now that was decades ago. This is why we believe this.

Then you look at the official story. The firefighters, the police, hundreds of them saying there were bomb in the buildings. They were told to shut up. You look at building seven, detonators going off. You can see the explosion.

HAMMER: And Alex, a lot of this is what Charlie Sheen was covering. I`m actually just curious. Did he reach out to you guys? Is he the one who put the call into you and how he wound up on your show?

JONES: Sure. Sure. He called me a few weeks ago and said that -- said that he loves this country. He has nothing to gain from this. In fact it`s dangerous for him to do.

HAMMER: Sure, sure.

JONES: He said, "I love this country and my kids so much that I`m going to do this, Alex."

And I said, "God bless you" because now it makes for other Hollywood people who`ve got major pull who know the truth to start going public.

HAMMER: And dangerous indeed to do. Because a lot of what he said makes a lot of people sort of sit back and say, "Whoa, I don`t know about that."

And what`s really important here. You may not agree with everything that Charlie Sheen had to say. I personally think it`s a good thing that he did go on your show, so he could go public with his point of view. Because it does get people talking.

You know, there are a lot of people who may look at this, however, and say there just goes another Hollywood nut job shooting off his mouth.

JONES: Listen -- listen...

HAMMER: I imagine that you think, though, having a Hollywood actor on your side is a good thing and, as you mention, may bring some more people to the table talking about this.

JONES: Sure, sure. If you knew some of the Hollywood names that are aware of 9/11. We`re talking some of the biggest people.

HAMMER: Any you can tell us about that you`ve been in contact with?

JONES: No, I can`t. Because -- because people in Hollywood contact me because I have integrity, and I`ve been in a few films and they know me. And they know I keep my mouth shut.

You know, it was kind of like back in high school. I learned to keep my mouth shut about girls I was dating and all the girls started liking you.

Look, it`s really simple. Let`s understand this, OK? Nine-eleven was an inside job. It was a self-inflicted wound. And -- and what Charlie Sheen is doing is just amazing, and he can only be commended for it. And all he`s calling for is a real investigation.

I go further at and We lay out how it happened and what took place.

And it`s not just Charlie Sheen I`ve interviewed. CNN has interviewed some of these people, the only network that I`ve seen doing it. You guys have interviewed. There have been physics professors that have gone public. There have been the heads of mining colleges that have gone public.

George Bush Sr.`s top CIA adviser who briefed him and Ronald Reagan, one of the highest little guys at the CIA, says our government is clearly involved in carrying out terror to blame it on foreign enemies.

Did you know that on they admit that they carried out terror attacks in 1953 to blame it on Mohammed Mozadek (ph) in Iran as a pretext to overthrow Iran?

HAMMER: Alex -- I`m going to rein -- all good stuff and all stuff that needs to be talked about. But I`m going to rein you back in here to the topic at hand.

JONES: Sure.

HAMMER: One thing that I think is interesting. You know, as I mentioned we`ve gotten this overwhelming response. The e-mail has not stopped coming in. Most of the e-mail I`ve been getting has been supporting the fact that we are bringing attention to something that is rarely talked about in mainstream media.

JONES: Yes, sir. You have courage. No one else has done what you`re doing.

HAMMER: And I appreciate you saying that. So the question is why? Why have so many of the major media outlets not talked about these alternative theories that exist behind 9/11? Why is that?

JONES: Mark Twain said that, "In the beginning a patriot is a scarce man, hated and feared and scorned. But in time when his cause succeeds, the timid join him, because then it costs nothing to be patriot."

A lot of people don`t have the courage that you have, A.J. A lot of people don`t have the courage of Charlie Sheen. They don`t have the courage of the German defense minister, Andre Van Bulow (ph), who two years ago went public...

HAMMER: What do you think is afraid of that`s going to happen to them?

JONES: They`re afraid of being beaten up by the hordes of neocon intimidators who try to go out there with their Gestapo Nazi tactics to try to bludgeon everybody with their blogs and radio shows to shut up.

But they`ve lost, pal, because people have learned that they`re a bunch of liars. They lied about WMDs. They lied about everything. And now their credibility is totally blown.

The new White House memo just came out where Bush is talking about staging the shoot down of American planes to get -- to blame it on Saddam. That`s public. That`s admitted.

HAMMER: Let`s talk about some public documents. Because obviously experts, government commissions, countless officials have all come out and supported what is the official line.

JONES: Yes, they call it Henry Kissinger independent.

HAMMER: Right. Well, we know that those documents are out there and that people are supporting them. So I guess what some people watching us tonight may be thinking is, well, why the heck should I be listening to Charlie Sheen or to Alex Jones and his web site on this matter?

JONES: They shouldn`t. They shouldn`t. They shouldn`t believe me. They shouldn`t believe you. They shouldn`t believe George Bush. They shouldn`t believe the Keane Commission where almost the entire commission has conflicts of interest and was appointed by Bush. You`ve got to love this. He appoints his own commission, and then the media calls it independent.

Did you know that the "9/11 Whitewash Commission" claims there were no columns in tower one and two when they had 47 of the biggest columns in the world up until that time? They won`t say why building seven had blast points going off down the side.

HAMMER: Well, Alex -- Alex, I`m afraid I`ve got to cut you off because we`re out of time. But as I said, it`s sparking debate. It`s getting people talking. And I appreciate you help bringing it up.

JONES: Thank you. Go to, sir. Find out the truth at

HAMMER: Alex Jones, live from Austin.

And as I mentioned we`ve gotten so many e-mails on the subject. We`ll read what some of you have to say coming up a bit later in the show.

Nine eleven also happens to be the subject of a new movie that`s coming out in theaters soon. And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has your first look at "United 93." That`s coming up in a bit in the "SHOWBIZ Showcase."

ANDERSON: Plus, rebuilding communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Tonight how a TV reality show is going in to fix what some say the government could not.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m going to get the door for you, like I always do.



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HAMMER: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I am A.J. Hammer. You are watching TV`s only live entertainment news show.

We have gotten a tremendous response to the story that we brought you on Charlie Sheen`s comments about 9/11. We do want to keep hearing from you. It is our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day. Charlie Sheen speaks out. Do you agree there is a government cover-up of 9/11?

Let`s see the votes so far: 65 percent of you say yes; 35 percent of you say no, you don`t.

A couple of the e-mails we`ve received include one from Dylan in Texas, who writes, "There are so many unanswered questions, and all attempts at an investigation have been stonewalled by the government."

We also heard from Mike in Hawaii, who writes, "How could any sane person believe that our government attacked our own people?"

Do keep voting at You want to e-mail us more of your thoughts, we want to hear from you at Those e-mails coming up later in the show.

ANDERSON: In tonight`s "SHOWBIZ Showcase" we`ve got your first look at the movie "United 93." The film is a real-time account of what happened on the fourth plane to be hijacked on September 11.

Heroic passengers fought back against the terrorists and spared what might have been the intended target, the White House. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome aboard United Flight 93. We`re flying to San Francisco.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Runway clear for take-off.

United 93. United 93. United 93.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Honey, it`s me. My flight has been hi-jacked.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Two planes into the World Trade Center. We have to shoot that thing down.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh my God. I think we`re heading to Washington.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have to do something.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We`re running out of time.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He`s going to do something stupid.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There are a bunch of us here.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are going to take back the cockpit.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I have to go. They`re about to storm the cockpit. I love you.


ANDERSON: "United 93" will be in theaters next month.


"It's been pretty hard to believe the response we got today to the incredible story Showbiz Tonight broke last night, after Charlie Sheens' startling claims that the government may be covering up what really happened on 9/11. So many emails coming in...we've been really overwhelmed today. Between the emails, the blogs, the websites—everybody is writing and talking about it. "
-- CNN Showbiz Tonight , 3/23/06

March 24, 2006

Dear friends,

CNN aired an interview with actor Charlie Sheen on Wednesday night's Showbiz Tonight discussing major unanswered questions about 9/11. A link to a clip from this revealing interview even showed up in two places on the CNN homepage. On Thursday night's show, host A.J. Hammer stated that the response to Sheen's statements was so overwhelming that they decided to get more riveting information by bringing in Alex Jones, the fringe radio personality who had originally interviewed Sheen. Though Mr. Jones has a tendency to be somewhat angry and blaming, I have known of him for years, and he has done some very respectable investigative work on major cover-ups other people will not touch.

Many of us who have spent long hours investigating what happened on 9/11 believe that once the media starts playing their role to educate the public on these vital matters, people will unite to demand accountability and the release of vast amounts of documents and videos the government is concealing. For the first time, CNN is now playing that role in a big way. We encourage you to contact CNN to show your support by contacting them at To hear Thursdays night's interview with Alex Jones and for reliable, verifiable information on the crucial topics discussed on both shows, see below.

With gratitude and best wishes,
Fred Burks for the Team
Former language interpreter for Presidents Bush and Clinton

To listen to the most recent 11-minute CNN interview on 9/11 with Alex Jones

For a written transcript of the above CNN interview

To listen to the previous night's 10-minute CNN interview with Charlie Sheen

To vote in CNN's pole on whether or not there is a government cover-up of 9/11 - Poll in left column of webpage

For information on Operation Northwoods—the Pentagon's plans to incite terrorism and even kill innocent Americans in order to justify a war with Cuba—see the below revealing article on ABC and the astounding declassified documents available on the US government archives website - ABC News report - Declassified government documents

For top government officials who have publicly stated 9/11 may have been an inside job

For information on the mystifying collapse of World Trade Center building 7 - Incriminating files lost and more - Video of collapse (five seconds long)

For questions concerning the collapse of the twin towers and following investigation - New York Times Article - Top firefighter magazine: "half-baked farce"

For serious unanswered questions concerning the Pentagon crash - US defense headquarters unprotected - Riveting 5-minute clip exposes cover-up

For information on the Zogby Poll showing how many question the official story of 9/11

For an excellent summary of 9/11 questions quoting top media sources with links for verification

If you want to be fully informed of the many, serious unanswered questions about 9/11, I most highly recommend finding a way to set aside 80 minutes to watch the below incredibly powerful video "Loose Change" on Google Video. You will be amazed at the reliable, verifiable sources used.

For some of my personal experience in high-level government manipulations and cover-ups

For how we can work together to turn this all around and build a brighter future

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Want to Know

Dear Friends;

Serious questions about 9/11 received ten minutes of excellent coverage on CNN's ShowBiz Tonight last night. This crucial story is one of the features on CNN's homepage even as this is being written. If you go to right now and look in the top right column of the webpage, the ninth bullet is a link with the title "Watch: Charlie Sheen: I'll be 'demonized' for 9/11 theory." This CNN video clip is 3:37 in length. Both this shorter clip and a longer 10 minute version of the show are available at the links below. Let's send a big thank you to CNN for having the courage to do what no other major media have yet done in raising vital questions which many of us have been asking.

For an even more revealing, 40-minute compilation of major media video footage filled with witness testimony and astounding shots which raise serious questions, see the third link below. This news may be quite shocking to those who have yet to seriously investigate 9/11, yet it is vitally important that we open to the possibility the 9/11 Commission did not complete its mission. For an excellent two-page summary of these many questions with links to major media sources for easy verification, please visit Thanks for caring. By spreading the word to our friends and colleagues, I have no doubt that we can and will build a brighter future together.

With best wishes,
Fred Burks for the Team
Former language interpreter for Presidents Bush and Clinton

CNN three-minute clip linked to from CNN homepage with actor Martin Sheen on 9/11

CNN ten-minute clip from ShowBiz Tonight with Sheen and 9/11 experts

Excellent 40-minute compilation of 9/11 footage from major media raising serious questions

Agent Faults FBI on 9/11

Agent Faults FBI on 9/11:

"The man who caught Zacarias Moussaoui testifies that higher-ups blocked his efforts to determine whether there was a larger plot.
by Richard A. Serrano

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - The FBI agent who arrested Zacarias Moussaoui weeks before Sept. 11 told a federal jury Monday that his own superiors were guilty of 'criminal negligence and obstruction' for blocking his attempts to learn whether the terrorist was part of a larger cell about to hijack planes in the United States.

During intense cross-examination, Special Agent Harry Samit — a witness for the prosecution — accused his bosses of acting only to protect their positions within the FBI.

His testimony appeared to undermine the prosecution's case for the death penalty. Prosecutors argue that had Moussaoui cooperated by identifying some of the 19 hijackers, the FBI could have alerted airport security and kept them off the planes.

Moussaoui is the only person to have been convicted in the United States on charges stemming from Sept. 11. His sentencing trial began several weeks ago, but the prosecution's case was nearly gutted when it was learned that a lawyer for the Transportation Security Administration had improperly coached key aviation security witnesses. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema decided to allow the government to present a limited amount of aviation testimony and evidence.


Friday, March 17, 2006

Citizens Counter-Coup

Action Plan: Citizens Counter-Coup
March 9, 2006

Saturday, March 11th marks 4 years and 6 months since 9/11/01. We at want to appeal to all concerned citizens to participate in the monthly action known as Citizens Counter-Coup to raise a groundswell demanding truth and justice for 9/11. First, an overview of recent events which highlight the necessity for this campaign.

There is much to report in the last month. It has been revealed by NSA whistleblower Russell Tice that there are NSA spying programs that are even worse than what has been disclosed. This information is so top secret he can’t even tell Congress.

It has been revealed that the FBI’s reason for not releasing tapes of Flight 77 striking the Pentagon is because it will affect the Moussaui case, even though he has already pled guilty. Is there any logic here?

The Bush Administration and a secretive agency which authorizes business transactions with foreign countries wants to allow UAE to run several main U.S. ports. Even Republican leaders in Congress are in disbelief. It’s interesting that a sheik from the United Arab Emirates contributed at least $1 million to the Bush Library Foundation, which established the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station (AP). Could this deal be a quid pro quo? Forget that UAE was a financial base for several of the alleged hijackers, and a transfer point for shipments of smuggled nuclear components to Iran, North Korea and Libya by a rogue Pakistani scientist.

The Iraq War rages on with with over 2300 American soldiers dead and 16,635 wounded according to DOD. The destruction of a Shia mosque has increased the potential for all out civil war. Experts are saying the bombing could only have been done by demolition specialists which makes one wonder if there are sinister forces attempting to inflame tensions and bring about civil war to further weaken the country, Balkanize it into smaller ethnic regions, and give cause for extending the U.S. occupation. There is disturbing news of over a thousand detainees in Iraq still being tortured.

Halliburton has been awarded another contract, this time for building detention camps for an influx of illegal aliens storming our borders, so we’re told. There is ample reason to question whether these camps could be for American dissidents. The problem is that until such time as these camps are put into use, the public doesn’t know their real purpose.

Congress has renewed the PATRIOT Act which gives even more intrusive powers to an imperial administration engaged in thousands of warrantless wiretaps on a public that has been shell shocked by the media terror hoax. We have a nuclear stand-off with Iran looming on the immediate horizon. So the aftermath of 9/11 in which the neocon agenda has free reign and “wars that will not end in our lifetime” fills our reality.

On the plus side, the Feb. 22nd issue of the Village Voice in New York featured a cover story titled “The ABCs of 9/11”. While the article may have missed some important areas, on balance it included many of the compelling questions that must be raised about 9/11. This resulted in great visibility and can be considered a mini-breakthrough in media coverage. Also, George Noory’s Coast-to-Coast radio show which has 5 million listeners hosted David Ray Griffin, Jim Fetzer and Morgan Reynolds. On the downside, the media has fallen far short of adequately covering the Able Danger hearings and has systematically engaged in lies of omission in covering the Zacarias Moussaoui trial. Also, at a public forum hosted by Harper’s Magazine and broadcast on C-SPAN 2 discussing “Is There A Cause For Impeachment”, the topic of 9/11 was not addressed by the panelists until a few attendees included the issue during Q&A. This omission is incredible. Lewis Lapham, a monthly writer and editor for the magazine, actually said he hasn’t seen credible evidence on government complicity for 9/11! Why not write him with a few pointers at (this is his personal assistant) or write the magazine at

This is merely a glimpse of what makes up current reality. Does anyone see the need for action? Come be part of a campaign that has the potential to grow exponentially, create mass awareness and action? Together we can build a wider movement to distribute the work that must be done. This is what Citizens Counter-Coup is designed to do.

We have to work now more than ever to build our base -- which can become substantial in a matter of months if we focus. Now we have the tool that can make the difference.

Even though the government has been unresponsive in the past and the media has been an obstruction, we need to realize that there is a majority of people in high levels of public service who are aware of the crisis we're in and are just waiting for the American public to get engaged and fulfill their obligation to lead the leaders. They need us to rise up. Either we set the agenda or the military/industrial/intelligence complex will continue to set it for us. The choice is clear.

Go to, take 10 minutes to read through the information, then take 15 minutes to participate in the monthly action. Also, be sure to sign up for the monthly reminders where you can also volunteer for media outreach, e-Activisim through our Blogger Brigade, and 9/11 journalism. The Blogger Brigade is already in action and others soon to be mobilized. The truth of 9/11 is up to us to reveal! Please spread the word right away!

Towards truth and justice,

The Steering Committee

Become Part of Citizens Counter-Coup, The Formula For Change Now

Friday, March 10, 2006

The 9/11 Truth Movement ::::: The 9/11 Truth Movement

Welcome Truth Seeker


Paths to 9/11 Understanding

The Two-Step 9/11 Truth Expedition

Understanding the full truth of 9/11 seems to require two separate awakenings.

The first, awakening to the fraudulence of the "official 9/11 story," is a pretty simple brain function and only requires a little study, logic or curiosity. We can help a lot with that part here and it's a major purpose of this site.

The second step, however, consciously confronting the implications of that knowledge--and what it says about our media, politics and economic system today--is by far the harder awakening and requires an enormous exercise of nerve and heart. (As the Chinese say, "You cannot wake up a man who is pretending to sleep.") In other words, this part of the journey depends more on character than on maps and evidence so we can't help you much here, except to point out inspiring heroes and heroines who have courageously faced that truth, spoken out, and survived. (Though we might also point out the intriguing fact that our 9/11 heroines now outnumber 9/11 heroes by about six to one.)

The Mission: Where we are going with this and where we are not

Although our members and friends in the truth movement hold a variety of opinions about what actually happened on September 11, 2001, as an organization generally believes that our chance for justice is now best served by focusing on the following five points:

  • The frequently warned of 9/11 attacks handed a lackluster presidency irresistible political power to increase inequality, repression, corporate domination, and imperial warfare (and even boost its electoral clout);

  • Since this administration benefited so mightily from these crimes, a reasonable person (or investigation) might find it prudent to at least question its possible complicity. Even the minimalist LIHOP (Let It Happen On Purpose) complicity scenario constitutes high treason--i.e., the supposition that high officials knew a blowback attack was coming, understood the incredible poltical power it might confer, and preemptively disabled the few working parts of government that might have been able to thwart its success (by ignoring foreign warnings, quashing domestic investigations, cancelling Counterterrorism Task Force meetings, rewriting air emergency response protocols, staging distracting aerial war games, etc.)

  • There is now more than enough compelling evidence of just such official misconduct, foul play, perjury and obstruction of justice to constitute probable cause for a full criminal investigation of all 9/11 events;

  • Despite continuing avoidance of this issue by our Congress, major parties and corporate press, there is widespread public support for this perception and course of action (as demonstrated by the August 2004 Zogby 9/11 Poll);

  • If we as a people refuse to demand truth and justice on a matter this grave, we will deserve our leaders' contempt and embolden them to further treachery. (They and their predecessors have, after all, gotten away with the now documented lies of the Tonkin Resolution, the JFK and MLK assassinations, Iran-Contra, Flight 800, the Waco Davidian murders, the Pentagon's "missing" $2.2 trillion, etc, etc. without consequence. Why should they start worrying about what the "sovereign people" think now?) We have to stand up and draw the line somewhere or we can kiss our hopes for security, solvency and democracy goodbye.
Wildlife to be Avoided

There are a good number of irrational and unsupportable 9/11 theories and theorists "out there" that have been used to great effect to discredit 9/11 truth advocates as whole (Check out Rule 4 in "The Twenty-five Rules of Disinformation" to grasp the tactic and then watch it in action in Popular Mechanics' recent 9/11 smear). We are therefore also concerned about these spurious plot lines and how they are exploited, and we criticize many on our site. Every large and growing movement picks up a few noisy dunces or provocateurs in the margins, but they do not in any way invalidate the well researched evidence at its core. We only pray that those drawn to the 9/11 issue by sensationalist claims will stay long enough to learn the less theatrical but equally damning truth.

The Path of News Breaks
- A sampling of the rare exceptions that prove
the media's hear/see/report-no-9/11-evil rule

The Path of Stubborn Questions
- Victim family queries that remain unanswered to this day The Path of Deceit, Distortion & Perjury
- The Way of the Neocon Warrior (When the "free press"
turns to stenography, Machiavelli returns to life!)

The Path of Past Precedents
- How and why they keep doing it to us,
a crash course in official betrayal

The Path of Timelines
- Systematic compilations of documented 9/11 facts that make
"coincidence theory" the wildest hypothesis of the day

The top 15 reasons to doubt the official story of Sept. 11, 2001

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Experts Call for Release of 9/11 Evidence

Experts Call for Release of 9/11 Evidence

Download this press release as an Adobe PDF document.

Scholars for 9/11 Truth supports Judicial Watch. A society of experts and scholars has now joined with Judicial Watch in calling for release of videos that are being held by the Department of Defense, which are essential to understanding events at the Pentagon that transpired on September 11, 2001. Scholars for 9/11 Truth, which is dedicated to exposing falsehoods and establishing truths about the events of 9/11, has gone beyond Judicial Watch by calling for the release of other films and evidence that, its officers maintain, are essential to understanding 9/11.

Duluth, MN (PRWEB) March 1, 2006 -- A society of experts and scholars has now joined with Judicial Watch in calling for release of videos that are being held by the Department of Defense, which are essential to understanding events at the Pentagon that transpired on September 11, 2001. Scholars for 9/11 Truth, which is dedicated to exposing falsehoods and establishing truths about the events of 9/11, has gone beyond Judicial Watch by calling for the release of other films and evidence that, its officers maintain, are essential to understanding 9/11.

"It is outrageous that the government is withholding this vital information", said James H. Fetzer, founder and co-chair of the society. "This concerns one of the monstrous events of our time and deserves to be in the public domain." The group, whose members include such prominent figures as David Ray Griffin, Morgan Reynolds, John McMurtry, Wayne Madsen, Robert Bowman, Webster Tarpley, and Andreas von Buelow, has been speaking out against what its own research suggests has been complicity by elements of the administration in the crime.

They are calling for immediate release of the full Pentagon surveillance tape as well as video tapes seized by FBI agents minutes after the Pentagon hit; a complete inventory of the plane wreckage and debris from Flights 11, 77, 93, 175 or any other aircraft that crashed or was destroyed on September 11, 2001, including, but not limited to their location (whether warehoused or otherwise), catalog of photographs and videotapes taken of any items from the planes, and results of all tests and examinations conducted concerning any of these items.

Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit demanding that DoD release its film footage. In addition, the scholars call for the release of a complete inventory of any steel, other metal, or other materials from the World Trade Center, including, but not limited to the location (whether warehouses or otherwise) of all such items, catalog of photographs and videotapes of any items from the scene, and results of all tests and examinations conducted concerning any of those items.

Judy Wood, a professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University and a full member of the society of scholars, has emphasized the importance of this material for those studying the collapse of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center 7. "This material has the potential to resolve crucial questions about the forces that were responsible for the buildings' fall, including the possible use of incendiaries and explosives", she observed. "It is of great importance that we have access to it."

They also call for release of 6,899 photographs and 6,977 segments of video footage held by NIST; tape recordings of interviews by air traffic controllers, at least some of which were deliberately destroyed while in the possession of representatives of the government; a complete accounting of "terror drills" that were being conducted that morning, which may have been used to mask the attack; the cockpit voice recorders and other "black boxes", three of four of which are reported to have survived the Twin Towers' collapse; and other related evidence.

According to Professor Fetzer, the SEC possesses knowledge of "put options" on American and United Airlines, which are suggestive of advanced knowledge that the attacks would take place; Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta gave very important testimony to The 9/11 Commission, which it chose not to include in its report; and the Secret Service conducted itself in a manner suggesting that it knew there was no serious threat to the President, even following the attacks in New York, while the Commander-in-Chief ignored the unfolding drama.

"We are inclined to believe that these events were orchestrated by the Bush administration in order to instill fear in the American people," Fetzer said. "The use of violence and threats of violence to manipulate a populace based on fear," he observed, "is the definition of terrorism. The release of this vital evidence will help to confirm or to dispel our concerns about what happened on 9/11." Added Wood, "The American people are entitled to know the truth about their own history. If the government has nothing to hide, it should have no objections to releasing all this evidence for experts and scholars to study."

Fetzer also noted today's Zogby International Poll, which shows that 90% of American troops in Iraq believe that they are fighting to avenge Saddam Hussein's role in 9/11. "This would be funny if it weren't so sad", Fetzer said. "The administration falsely linked Iraq to 9/11 even though it knew better", he remarked. "Even the Osama Bin Laden 'confession tape' appears to have been faked. We want to know the identity of those who perpetrated these despicable acts."

Scholars for 9/11 Truth maintains its own public web site at Documentary support for its request is available at