"It's very true that some of the more specious conspiracy claims have been largely discredited and proved false. Some of the more radical "evidence" gathered by theorists is quite suspect and easily placed in the category of no-way-in-hell. This is valid. You have to chew through a lot of skin and gristle to get to the real meat. But...it is quite impossible to watch the entire "Loose Change" documentary and not come away just a little shaken, a little awed by the sheer number of perversely interrelated facts and aberrant coincidences-that-aren't-coincidences."
-- San Francisco Chronicle, 3/29/06
As one who has worked as a language interpreter for presidents and other dignitaries at the highest levels of government, I am deeply committed to strengthening democracy and to building a brighter future for all of us. I and many others in the research network in which I am involved have found that a key difficulty we face in building a better world is the resistance of many people to looking at some of the darker aspects of what is going both in the world and inside of ourselves.
I invite you to consider that by avoiding or suppressing the darker aspects of life, we only give them room to grow even darker and more threatening. By choosing to pull back the veil and look directly into the darkness, by choosing to face both our individual and collective fears and working to transform them, we can improve not only our own lives, but our entire world. I present the information below out of a desire to invite all of us draw back the veils and awaken to the deeper potential that lies within all of us to play an important role in transforming our world into a more caring, supportive place to live.
If you can give just a few minutes of your time, I invite you to open to a crucial piece of what is going on behind the veil by watching the most empowering documentary on 9/11 that I've ever seen. Titled "Loose Change," this highly revealing film is available free on Google Video at the link below. If you have limited time, I cannot recommend highly enough going straight to the link now and watching at least 10 to 15 minutes of this highly revealing documentary. The reliable information provided serves as a wake-up call for us all to come together in building a better world.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8260059923762628848 - Loose Change (82 minutes)
Though it ranks as far and above the best documentary on 9/11 I've seen, "Loose Change" is not enjoyable to watch. Many people find their stomach turning and their mind saying "is this true" or "how can this be?" The documentary is meant to be disturbing, yet it is equally designed to inspire us to action. Once we open to seeing the darkness by educating ourselves, we begin to take power back into our own hands both individually and collectively, and can then work together to create more balance and harmony in our world.
You may not be aware the even the major media has recently joined in raising serious questions about 9/11 and suggesting a major cover-up. The savvy, sophisticated New York magazine had a long, detailed article and the San Francisco Chronicle had two articles raising serious questions about the official story. One of the articles (see below) was on the front page of the entertainment section. CNN also recently gave over 10 minutes of very supportive coverage for several days running to this vital topic. To see these articles and watch the CNN clips, visit http://www.WantToKnow.info/cnn9-11cover-up
If you have questions about what you saw in "Loose Change," for much of the information provided we have links direct to the original, highly reliable sources allowing for easy verification at http://www.WantToKnow.info/9-11cover-up10pg. Our website at WantToKnow.info also has a 9/11 Information Center filled with more easily verifiable information raising many serious questions. If you have the time, before viewing "Loose Change" I recommend taking a few minutes to educate yourself about Operation Northwoods, which is mentioned at the beginning of the film. Read the reliable, verifiable information (including an ABC News article) at http://www.WantToKnow.info/010501operationnorthwoods.
Over the last year or so, numerous high-level government officials, professors, and others have joined in investigating and spreading the word the many unanswered questions around 9/11. For quotes from top government officials of both parties who have publicly raised questions in the media (links provided), see http://www.WantToKnow.info/050908insidejob911. Over 100 respected professors and scholars have also joined together to form an investigative website exposing the truth of what happened on that fateful day (see http://scholarsfor911truth.org). The numbers of those involved in the 9/11 movement are growing every day.
For the many thousands of us who have spent long hours researching 9/11 (try Googling "9/11 cover-up"), we have found that the problem we are facing is not in finding solid facts and information disproving the official story. We have an abundance of reliable, easily verifiable information showing clear and obvious deceit on the part of both the 9/11 Commission and elements within government. Our problem is rather in breaking through the psychological barrier that keeps people from even wanting to look at the evidence.
As you watch "Loose Change", please remember that there is a large, well-organized network of passionate, caring people who have known about much of what is presented in this landmark documentary for years. We have accepted the disturbing reality and are ready to share with you what we know can be done to turn this all around. Below is the full article that came out in San Francisco's leading newspaper on March 29th with serious questions and great recommendations on the 9/11 cover-up. Underneath this revealing article are suggestions for what we can do now to make a difference and build a brighter future.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2006/03/29/notes032906.DTL - San Francisco Chronicle
Anyone still care about the heap of disturbing, unsolved questions surrounding Our Great Tragedy?
Here is your must-read for the month. Here is your oh-my-God-I'm-sending-this-piece-to-every-smart-person-I-know hunk of outstanding, distressing, disquieting media bliss.
Here it is: an absolutely exceptional inside scoop on the white-hot world of Sept. 11 conspiracy theories, writ large and smart by Mark Jacobson over at New York magazine, and it's mandatory reading for anyone and everyone who's ever entertained the nagging thought that something -- or rather, far more than one something -- is deeply wrong with the official line on what actually happened on Sept. 11.
See, it is very likely that you already know that Sept. 11 will go down in the conspiracy history books as a far more sinister affair than, say, the murky swirl of the Kennedy assassination. You probably already know that much of what exactly happened on Sept. 11 remains deeply unsettling and largely unsolved -- or to put another way, if you don't know all of this and if you fully and blithely accept the official Sept. 11 story, well, you haven't been paying close enough attention.
But on this, the third anniversary of the launch of Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq by way of whoring the tragedy of Sept. 11 for his cronies' appalling gain, what you might not know, what gets so easily forgotten in the mists of time and via the endless repetition of the orthodox Sept. 11 tale, is the sheer volume, the staggering array of unanswered questions about just about every single aspect of Sept. 11 -- the planes, the WTC towers, the Pentagon, the fires, the passengers and the cell phone calls and the firefighters and, well, just about everything. It is, when you look closely, all merely a matter of how far down the rabbit hole you are willing to go.
Verily, Jacobson, in his New York mag piece, encounters crackpots and fringe nutballs and those who think Sept. 11 was connected to aliens and electromagnetic fields and the Illuminati. It can, unfortunately, get a little crazy. But there is also a very smart, grounded, intelligent and surprisingly large faction -- which includes eyewitnesses, Sept. 11 widows, former generals, pilots, professors, engineers, WTC maintenance workers and many, many more -- who point to a rather shocking pile of evidence that says there is simply no way 19 fanatics with box cutters sent by some bearded lunatic in a cave could have pulled off the most perfectly orchestrated air attack of the century. Not without serious help, anyway.
Whose help? This, of course, is the biggest question of all, one which many of the more well-researched theories go a surprisingly long way toward answering.
You have to sift and sort. There are disturbing questions about collapse speeds and controlled demolitions and why the towers fell when the all-steel infrastructure was designed to easily withstand the temperatures of any sort of fire, even burning jet fuel. There are questions of the mysterious, media-documented blasts deep in the WTC towers that took place after the planes hit. There are questions of why there was such a short-selling spree on shares of American Airlines and United Air Lines the day before the attack, huge doubts about the failures of NORAD and the FAA, the bizarre case of the missing plane in the Pentagon crash, and also the downing of Flight 93 where, according to the coroner, no blood or major plane wreckage was actually found. There is, ultimately, the stunning failure of the entire multi-trillion-dollar American air-defense system. Just for starters.
There is also the very big question of what happened to 7 WTC, the only building not hit by anything at all, but which collapsed anyway, in a perfect controlled-demolition sort of way, for no reason anyone can sufficiently explain. But which just so happened to contain vital offices for the IRS, the Department of Defense, the CIA, the Secret Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission and more.
But perhaps Jacobson's article is insufficient for you. Perhaps you have heard much of it before, or you're more of the visceral type and need to actually see the proofs in order to delve deeper, have them laid out like gruesome body parts in a mesmerizing autopsy. Fair enough.
For you, we have the surprisingly compelling indie documentary "9/11 Loose Change" (Google it), freely available on the Internet and produced by three very astute and very young and very strong-willed dudes who managed to cobble together a truly astounding array of proofs and interviews and evidence, a full 1 hour and 20 minutes' worth of mesmerizing footage you will not be able to easily forget.
Or maybe you should peruse one of the countless Sept. 11 conspiracy sites, many of which link to relevant video and one of which -- scholarsfor911truth.org -- claims to be "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." Start there.
Now, it's very true that some of the more specious conspiracy claims have been largely discredited and proved false. Some of the more radical "evidence" gathered by theorists is quite suspect and easily placed in the category of no-way-in-hell. This is valid. This is as it should be. You have to chew through a lot of skin and gristle to get to the real meat.
But oh the meat. The overwhelming quantity, the bloody, deadly stench of it. Fact is, it is quite impossible to watch the entire "Loose Change" documentary and not come away just a little shaken, a little awed by the sheer number of perversely interrelated facts and aberrant coincidences-that-aren't-coincidences, shaking your head at how it all seems to irrefutably prove there is far, far more to the Sept. 11 tragedy than just crazy Osama and his band of zealots, as you begin to sink into a sighing morass of rage and frustration and suspicion and mistrust. You almost can't help it.
Of course, there is another option. There is another way out. You may, as is the standard cultural default, simply ignore it all, scoff and roll your eyes and shrug it all off because it's just too bleak and distasteful to entertain the idea that the dark Sept. 11 thread winds all the way through the NSA and the FBI and the White House and the Project for the New American Century and Dick Cheney's mangled soul and God only knows where else.
But then again, no. You have to look. You have to try. Knowledge is power, and while the truth may be spurious and slippery and messy and deep, the pursuit of it is just about the only thing we have left. Give that up, and all that's left is spiritual numbness, emotional stasis and death. So what are you waiting for?
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What We Can Do. Many of us having been working steadily for years to help find ways to bring this disturbing, yet critical information into the public light. Our hundreds of websites and media campaigns are beginning to bear real fruit with the recent media coverage. Choosing to educate yourself by exploring all of the plentiful information on the 9/11 cover-up is the first powerful step you can take. You can then invite your friends and colleagues to open to this information, remembering the psychological barrier that most people must overcome. Join us in presenting this issue as a powerful opportunity for a better world.
You can also join those of us in the 9/11 movement in asking the media to give fair and full coverage to this topic. We are particularly focused now on inviting Oprah to help raise the questions that need to be asked on her popular program. Send Oprah a message asking her first to learn about all the information discussed here, and then to invite key guests on to her show to discuss and debate this highly important issue. You can reach her at the link below.
And to provide balance to all of the darkness, I highly recommend finding some time to enjoy the deeply inspiring stories also available on our website at http://www.WantToKnow.info/coverupnews#inspiration. Let us not forget to find balance in dealing with these difficult issues. Remember that by looking into the darkness and educating ourselves to what is happening behind the veil, we choose to join together in transforming our fears. Because I believe in you and in all of us collectively, I have no doubt that we can and will spread the word and build a brighter future together.