By Buzzy Hassrick
When the Sept. 11 terror attacks occurred, Russell Pickering was working as a professional firefighter in Seattle.
Especially because of his profession, he was deeply affected.
“The loss of firefighters and police was significant to me because of what I did,” he recalled.
His initial interest devolved into probing questions and eventually frustration that the federal government seemed unwilling to provide answers. From a network of contacts and information, Pickering has created a Web site about the attack on the Pentagon, www.pentagonresearch.com.
People should look at the evidence there and make up their own minds, he says.
“I don’t make any conclusions,” Pickering adds. “I have no partisan interest in this.”
His curiosity was piqued when friends who served on Seattle’s urban search and rescue team returned from a Sept. 11 assignment in New York City, bringing questions about what they’d seen. They wondered why World Trade Center building 7 had seemingly collapsed for no reason.
Another factor was an article in the 105-year-old Fire Engineering magazine in which the editor expressed outrage that debris was removed without investigating why the buildings had collapsed. The writer also questioned the handling of the investigation.
Also… Continue reading
Dares Millions of Viewers to “Do your own research”
Prison Planet | April 15 2006 URL: http://prisonplanet.com/articles/april2006/150406defiantsheen.htm (video available at http://prisonplanet.com/articles/april2006/150406sheentv.htm)
Actor Charlie Sheen made history when he first questioned the official story of 9/11, calling it the “biggest conspiracy theory of them all.” Sheen’s comments sent shockwaves across the alternative media and have been one of the biggest stories on the internet for weeks. The story also garnered prime time coverage by major news outlets including CNN, FOX News, and hundreds of newspapers worldwide.
Following his brave step into the spotlight over his 9/11 questions and the ensuing backlash of attacks and hit pieces, Sheen issued an email statement to the media demanding that he be challenged on the facts instead of junior high name-calling. Not one single mainstream media outlet has had the nerve to take Sheen up on his challenge.
Only a few days after Sheen’s story broke in the mainstream press, sources within FOX News and CNN told Alex Jones off-the-record that there was a concerted effort from their companies’ management to “kill” the Sheen story and to end any favorable coverage of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Producers were given this dictate despite the record high ratings and positive audience feedback that was received from coverage of the Sheen 9/11 story.
On Friday, April 14th on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live talk show, Sheen once again brought forward his questions about the official story to tens of millions of Americans. When asked by host Jimmy Kimmel… Continue reading
Extremely hot fires caused structures to fail, BYU expert says
By Suzanne Dean
For the Deseret Morning News
EPHRAIM — A Brigham Young University physicist said he now believes an incendiary substance called thermite, bolstered by sulfur, was used to generate exceptionally hot fires at the World Trade Center on 9/11, causing the structural steel to fail and the buildings to collapse.
“It looks like thermite with sulfur added, which really is a very clever idea,” Steven Jones, professor of physics at BYU, told a meeting of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts and Letters at Snow College Friday.
The government requires standard explosives to contain tag elements enabling them to be traced back to their manufacturers. But no tags are required in aluminum and iron oxide, the materials used to make thermite, he said. Nor, he said, are tags required in sulfur.
Jones is co-chairman, with James H. Fetzer, a distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a group of college faculty members who believe conspirators other than pilots of the planes were directly involved in bringing down New York’s Trade Towers.
The group, which Jones said has 200 members, maintains a Web site at www.st911.org. A 40-page paper by Jones, along with other peer-reviewed and non-reviewed academic papers, are posted on the site.
Last year, Jones presented various arguments for his theory that explosives or incendiary devices were planted in the Trade Towers, and in WTC 7, a smaller building… Continue reading
March 31, 2006
by John Albanese
I never much cared for Tucker Carlson. His generic brand of silly bowtie journalism
led to his dismissal from CNN (yes, he was fired), and his nightly broadcast
on MSNBC hardly warrants much attention. Frankly, the man is an intellectual
lightweight with limited talents, and I suspect his career will ultimately fade
Sadly, America has become all too accustomed to so-called cable “news”
pundits who use their national platform to foist lies, distortions, misquotes
and smear tactics on the American public. I do not care to waste time here documenting
examples of Mr. Carlson’s many egregious lies. For those interested, a
good rundown of Mr. Carlson’s professional career and ethical lapses can
be found here: http://mediamatters.org/items/200406170002
But, it does appear that Tucker Carlson, as of late, has been engaging in drive-by-shooting-type
swipes at the 9/11 Truth Movement. Many in the 9/11 Truth community were encouraged
by Mr. Carlson’s invitation to Brigham Young University physics professor
Steven E. Jones to appear on his show, to discuss his recent paper on the collapse
of the WTC Towers and Building 7 on September 11th.
Unfortunately, the interview itself was a perfect example of Mr. Carlson’s
signature grandstanding, as he regularly interrupted and derailed any real debate
on the facts and substance of Dr. Jones’ work, refusing to even air the
video evidence Dr. Young provided to the network, while constraining the entire
interview to under six minutes.
In the days that followed, Mr. Carlson aired heavily… Continue reading
W. David Kubiak thought the 9/11 attacks would be a “wake up call.”
“Once you could accept 9/11, you could say, ‘I’ve really got to look at the world again with new eyes,’” he said during a recent phone interview with The Wire .
Kubiak is a member of the steering committee of 911truth.org , a group formed “to investigate, unearth, and widely publicize the full truth surrounding September 11th, 2001.”
It’s been three years since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, and while supporters and detractors of the war continue to debate the causes of and solutions to that conflict, one fact is almost indisputable: the long, bloody journey in Iraq began on Sept. 11, 2001.
I say almost indisputable because, in the world of the 9/11 truth movement, everything from photographic evidence to offhand statements and individual words are up for debate. The term “conspiracy theory” calls to mind images of a spider’s web. That’s an accurate description for the complex and intricately constructed narratives found in any number of conspiracy theories, but the actual building of conspiracy theories, the steady accumulation of new evidence, new proof, new witnesses, is more like sedimentary rock. A pebble here, a pebble there and, after a number of years, a looming monument to suspicion and paranoia.
But, as they say, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. We’ve got plenty of reason to be suspicious. Most recently, President George W. Bush has been stumping… Continue reading
Popular SF Gate columnist Mark Morford picks up on the ongoing wave of 9/11 truth coverage, with his own riff on Mark Jacobson’s article in New York magazine. We are archiving the article “Long Live the 9/11 Conspiracy!” here under fair-use provisions.
The following was published Wednesday, March 29, 2006 by sfgate.com at
Long Live the 9/11 Conspiracy!
Anyone still care about the heap of disturbing, unsolved questions surrounding Our Great Tragedy?
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
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… Continue reading
March 28, 2006
by Les Jamieson
We always knew that one good news event exposing the official deception of 9/11 could be the catalyst to unravel the Big Lie. We didn’t know there would be several news events in one week! Now we see what it looks like when the truth breaks loose.
Last Monday an article titled “The Ground Zero Grassy Knoll” by Mark Jacobson came out in New York Magazine. The 8,000 word article with photos gets to core questions still unanswered after 4 years, and delineates the four different possible viewpoints regarding the attacks. We get to view 9/11 in the context of other unsolved conspiracies and their cover-ups. One of the points most incriminating to the government is that NIST’s lead investigator stated that he couldn’t explain why Building 7 collapsed. This gets personal. Mark, the author, saw Building 7 freefall himself.
Right on the heels of this ground-breaking article, actor Charlie Sheen was interviewed by radio host and documentary producer, Alex Jones. Alex is known for his investigative work into false flag terror and New World Order machinations. Sheen expressed his grave doubts about the official explanation of 9/11 and gave detailed reasons why. He also witnessed part of that tragic day and is speaking from first hand experience. This was no ordinary person speaking out. His celebrity status coupled with what’s considered a “far-fetched conspiracist” viewpoint made this a very risky move and required great courage and exhibited great passion… Continue reading
(For Immediate Release – Thu. 3/23/2006)
Wednesday, March 29th, Noon – 2pm
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Last week the “Showbiz Tonight” program on CNN Headline News aired three programs we believe deserve commendation. We, of the 9/11 truth and justice movement in New York City are heartened that the network saw fit to air extensive segments giving fair coverage to Charlie Sheen’s comments about September 11th – as well as a platform for 911Truth.org spokesperson Mike Berger, uncompromising radio host Alex Jones, and Webster Tarpley, author of 911 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA. For the first time since the fateful day in September of 2001, mass-audience television broadcast alternative perspectives on what really happened.
“We’re not the conspiracy theorists on this particular issue. It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75% of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions.”
“It seems like the worm is turning… It is up to us to reveal the truth. It is up to us because we owe it to the families, we owe it to the victims. We owe it to everybody’s life who was drastically altered, horrifically that day and forever. We owe it to them to uncover what happened.”
(See press release of 3/23.)
Now is time for all media to show… Continue reading
For Immediate Release — Thu. 3/23/2006
Will Charlie Sheen’s declaration of disbelief in the “official conspiracy theory” make it safe for the rest of us to finally say what we really think about September 11th?
The time has come for you to say openly what you think about the unsolved crimes of September 11th, 2001. Yes, you. This isn’t to say that many people don’t still believe in the “Official Story” as the government tells it. But what about the many among us who just don’t buy it anymore? It’s time for Americans of conscience to show our elected representatives that they will be held to account.
You’ve seen the government lie about everything else. (Iraq comes to mind.) And you’ve had your open questions. Questions about what this government knew before the 9/11 attacks. (The Moussaoui trial comes to mind.) Questions about what really happened on that terrible day, the suspicious timing and circumstances. About the way the heroes and victims are still being treated. The way the EPA told New Yorkers the Ground Zero air was safe to breathe, unfiltered. The way the questions of the September 11th families were ignored by official investigations like the “9/11 Commission.” The way the crimes in New York and Washington were used to justify wars that were already planned years in advance.
But perhaps it seemed to you that it was unsafe to speak out. Or maybe unpopular. People might call you a conspiracy theorist. They might… Continue reading
As of the close of the poll, March 26, 2006,
CNN.com Showbiz QUICKVOTE poll:
Do you agree with Charlie Sheen that the U.S. government covered up the real events of the 9/11 attacks?
Don’t let the pundits fool you… we ARE the Majority!
March 22, 2006
Mike Berger, Media Coordinator of 911Truth.org, will be featured tonight on CNN Headline News Channel’s “Showbiz Tonight,” which airs at 7pm Eastern Monday through Friday, and replays at 11pm Eastern. From their website:
“The 9/11 conspiracy theory. Startling comments by one of the biggest stars on TV about what he thinks really happened on 9/11. “Showbiz Tonight” airs live on Headline News at 7 p.m. and replays at 11 p.m. (All times Eastern.)”
The following was published by New York Magazine (nymetro.com) on March 19, 2006 and given a cover headline as “9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Run Amok” (original here). Archived (minus the photos) by 911Truth.org solely for educational purposes – see Fair Use Notice, below.
A new generation of conspiracy theorists is at work on a secret history of New York’s most terrible day.
By Mark Jacobson
Free fall: The speed at which the towers came down—they were almost in free fall—suggests controlled demolition rather than catastrophic collapse.
11/22 and 9/11
They keep telling us 9/11 changed everything. But even in this Photoshopped age of unreliable narrators, much remains the same. The assassination of President John Kennedy, the Crime of the Last Century, occurred in plain sight, in front of thousands—yet exactly what happened remains in dispute. The Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald, fellow traveler of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, shot Kennedy with a cheap Mannlicher-Carcano rifle from a sixth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. The commission found that Oswald, who two days later would be murdered by nightclub owner Jack Ruby, acted alone.
Yet, as with so many such events, there is the sanctioned history and the secret history—players hidden from view. In the Kennedy murder, the involvement of shadowy organizations like the Mafia and the CIA came into question. This way of thinking came to challenge the official narrative put forth by the Warren Commission. It… Continue reading
Sheen calls for truly independent investigation, joins growing ranks of prominent credible whistleblowers
Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | March 20 2006
“I was up early and we were gonna do a pre-shoot on Spin City, the show I used to do, I was watching the news and the north tower was burning. I saw the south tower hit live, that famous wide shot where it disappears behind the building and then we see the tremendous fireball.”
“There was a feeling, it just didn’t look any commercial jetliner I’ve flown on any time in my life and then when the buildings came down later on that day I said to my brother ‘call me insane, but did it sorta look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition’?”
Sheen said that most people’s gut instinct, that the buildings had been deliberately imploded, was washed away by the incessant flood of the official version of events from day one.
Sheen questioned the plausibility of a fireballs traveling 110 feet down an elevator shaft and causing damage to the lobbies of the towers as seen in video footage, especially when contrasted with eyewitness accounts of bombs and explosions in the basement levels of the buildings.
Regarding building 7, which wasn’t hit by a plane, Sheen highlighted the use of the term “pull,” a demolition industry term for pulling the outer walls of the building towards the center in an implosion, as was used by Larry Silverstein in a September… Continue reading
In the past few weeks, 9/11 truth has been squeaking out, to various degrees, through various media sources, suggesting a broader awareness of the need for 9/11 truth and justice is finally reaching mainstream America — a little. Following is a sampling of these.
Added 3/20: Incredible truth spoken on Boston Legal TV program: Watch here, then pass it on!
Wesley Clark, 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate, General, US Army, Ret., on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, March 5. Watch the full segment here.
Clark: “We”ve never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had. The evidence seems pretty clear to me. I’ve seen that for a long time.”
US Representative Dennis Kucinich acknowledges government foreknowledge (Watch here)
“I want to call to the attention of the House the juxtaposition of two news stories. One [...] relating to 9/11. It says ‘Federal officials were repeatedly warned in the months before the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda were planning aircraft hijacking suicide attacks, according to a news report that the Bush administration had been repressing.’ And this, from the front page of the Washington Post, ‘a newly leaked video recording the high level government deliberation the day before Hurricane Katrina hit shows disaster officials emphatically warning President Bush that the storm posed a catastrophic threat to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and a grim-faced Bush personally assuring state leaders that his administration was… Continue reading
In the past two weeks, a number of 9/11 truth-related comments have been made via various media sources, suggesting a broader awareness of the need for 9/11 truth and justice is finally reaching mainstream America–a little. Following are a few examples:
Wesley Clark, 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate, General, US Army, Ret., on ABC?s ‘This Week’ Sunday, March 5: Watch the full segment here: http://www.911truth.org/media/wesleyclark911.mov
“We’ve never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had. The evidence seems pretty clear to me. I’ve seen that for a long time.”
US Representative Dennis Kucinich
“I want to call to the attention of the House the juxtaposition of two news stories. One [...] relating to 9/11. It says ‘Federal officials were repeatedly warned in the months before the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda were planning aircraft hijacking suicide attacks, according to a news report that the Bush administration had been repressing.’ And this, from the front page of the Washington Post, ‘a newly leaked video recording the high level government deliberation the day before Hurricane Katrina hit shows disaster officials emphatically warning President Bush that the storm posed a catastrophic threat to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and a grim-faced Bush personally assuring state leaders that his administration was ?fully prepared? to help. Now, do we see a pattern here? 9/11? Katrina? They knew something was going to happen and they didn’t act. They knew that if they… Continue reading
We nominate the following, published in New York Newsday on Feb. 18, for Letter to the Editor of the Month. It addresses the poisoning of New York in the aftermath of September 11, but the memorable last paragraph speaks to something even greater. How many letters of this kind must a major paper receive, before it publishes even one?
The toxic air at Ground Zero
Regarding “Judge: Ex-EPA chief sent people back to lower Manhattan too soon” (Newsday.com, Feb. 2), it’s about time someone saw that what Christine Todd Whitman did as environmental protection chief was criminal: lying about the safety of 9/11 air quality.
Prison time and steep fines against her personal wealth to (partially) recompense victims’ kin would only be a first step.
Remember, she lied at the direction of her bosses. I hope I live long enough to see a Nuremberg-style trial for the whole group of Bush conspirators.
Dr. David Ray Griffin joined Mike on 2/22/06 to discuss 9/11. It was an excellent interview, and one that should be passed around.
You can listen to the non-commercialized portion of the show with Dr. Griffin:
You can hear the full show in the archives available at www.whiterosesociety.org.
The birth and life of the ’9-11 Truth movement’
by Jarrett Murphy
February 21st, 2006 11:48 AM
Essentially, it’s all about physics and common sense. Cut steel, and buildings fall. Crash a plane, and the Earth gets scarred. Fire a missile; see a hole. What’s up must come down, cause makes effect, and for the truth to set you free, it must be freed itself.
It’s dark in the basement of St. Mark’s Church and dark outside on a mid-December Sunday night, but inside they have seen the light. Among the 100 or so people in the room, many wear buttons that read “9/11 Was An Inside Job.” Others grip the vital texts in their hands — Crossing the Rubicon, The New Pearl Harbor, or 9/11 Synthetic Terror. Most in the largely (but not exclusively) white and male crowd can quote you the important passages from “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” or The 9/11 Commission Report. A few can guide you through the details of concepts like “peak oil” and pyroclastic flow. All of them suspect–and a few simply know–that their government was somehow complicit in the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans four Septembers ago.
They are watching the new edition of Loose Change, a slick, witty documentary featuring a hip soundtrack and a rapid-fire assault on nearly every aspect of the “official” story of 9-11. The work of 22-year-old filmmaker Dylan Avery, Loose Change came out last year to take its… Continue reading