... An outline in simple
talking points ...
Version of May 22, 2006: This overview is in
development. If you use the search function with key
words, you will discover that 911Truth.org is home to
articles backing virtually every point made below. Much
of the basic research is available at the Complete 9/11
Timeline (hosted by
the 9/11 Reading Room (911readingroom.org),
and the Spitzer petition and complaint (Justicefor911.org).
For physical evidence discussion, see Point 7.
THE DAY ITSELF
- EVIDENCE OF COMPLICITY
1) AWOL Chain of Command
It is well documented that the
officials topping the chain of command for response to a
domestic attack -
George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard
Myers, Montague Winfield - all found reason to do something
else during the actual attacks, other than assuming their
duties as decision-makers.
Who was actually in charge? Dick
Cheney, Richard Clarke, Norman Mineta and the 9/11
Commission directly conflict in their accounts of top-level
response to the unfolding events, such that several (or all)
of them must be lying.
2) Air Defense Failures
The US air defense system failed
to follow standard procedures for responding to diverted
Timelines: The various
responsible agencies - NORAD, FAA, Pentagon, USAF, as well
as the 9/11 Commission - gave radically different
explanations for the failure (in some cases upheld for
years), such that several officials must have lied; but none
were held accountable.
Was there an air defense
3) Pentagon Strike
How was it possible the Pentagon
was hit 1 hour and 20 minutes after the attacks began?
Why was there no response from
Andrews Air Force Base, just 10 miles away and home to Air
National Guard units charged with defending the skies above
the nation's capital?
How did Hani Hanjour, a man who
failed as a Cessna pilot on his first flight in a Boeing,
execute a difficult aerobatic maneuver to strike the
Why did the attack strike the
just-renovated side, which was largely empty and opposite
from the high command?
US military and other
authorities planned or actually rehearsed defensive response
to all elements of the 9/11 scenario during the year prior
to the attack - including multiple hijackings, suicide crash
bombings, and a strike on the Pentagon.
The multiple military war-games
planned long in advance and held on the morning of September
11th included scenarios of a domestic air crisis, a plane
crashing into a government building, and a large-scale
emergency in New York. If this was only an incredible series
of coincidences, why did the official investigations avoid
the issue? There is evidence that the war-games created
confusion as to whether the unfolding events were "real
world or exercise." Did war-games serve as the cover for air
defense sabotage, and/or the execution of an "inside job"?
5) Flight 93
Did the Shanksville crash occur
at 10:06 (according to a seismic report) or 10:03 (according
to the 9/11 Commission)?
Does the Commission wish to hide
what happened in the last three minutes of the flight, and
if so, why?
Was Flight 93 shot down, as
indicated by the scattering of debris over a trail of
THE DAY - POSSIBLE
6) Cell Phones
Did cell phones work at
30,000 feet in 2001?
How many hijackings were attempted?
many flights were diverted?
7) Demolition Hypothesis
What caused the collapse of a
third skyscraper, WTC 7, which was not hit by a plane?
Were the Twin Towers and WTC 7
brought down by explosives?
(See "The Case for
Demolitions," the websites wtc7.net and
911research.wtc7.net, and the influential article by
physicist Steven Jones. See also items no. 16 and 24,
FOREKNOWLEDGE & THE
8) What did officials know? How
did they know it?
Multiple allied foreign
agencies informed the US government of a coming attack
in detail, including the manner and likely targets of
the attack, the name of the operation (the "Big
Wedding"), and the names of certain men later identified
as being among the perpetrators.
Various individuals came
into possession of specific advance knowledge, and some
of them tried to warn the US prior to September 11th.
Certain prominent persons
received warnings not to fly on the week or on the day
of September 11th.
9) Able Danger, Plus -
Surveillance of Alleged Hijackers
The men identified as the
9/11 ringleaders were under surveillance for years
beforehand, on the suspicion they were terrorists, by a
variety of US and allied authorities - including the
CIA, the US military's "Able Danger" program, the
German authorities, Israeli intelligence and others.
Two of the alleged
ringleaders who were known to be under surveillance by
the CIA also lived with an FBI asset in San Diego, but
this is supposed to be yet another a coincidence.
10) Obstruction of FBI
Investigations prior to 9/11
A group of FBI officials in New York systematically
suppressed field investigations of potential terrorists that
might have uncovered the alleged hijackers - as the Moussaoui
case once again showed.
The stories of Sibel Edmonds, Robert
Wright, Coleen Rowley and Harry Samit, the "Phoenix Memo," David
Schippers, the 199i orders restricting investigations, the Bush
administration's order to back off the Bin Ladin family, the
reaction to the "Bojinka" plot, and John O'Neil do not, when
considered in sum, indicate mere incompetence, but high-level
corruption and protection of criminal networks, including the
network of the alleged 9/11 conspirators. (Nearly all of these
examples were omitted from or relegated to fleeting footnotes in
The 9/11 Commission Report.)
11) Insider Trading
allegedly used foreknowledge of the Sept. 11th events to
profiteer on many markets internationally - including
but not limited to "put options" placed to short-sell
the two airlines, WTC tenants, and WTC re-insurance
companies in Chicago and London.
In addition, suspicious
monetary transactions worth hundreds of millions were
conducted through offices at the Twin Towers during the
Initial reports on these
trades were suppressed and forgotten, and only years
later did the 9/11 Commission and SEC provide a partial,
but untenable explanation for only a small number of
transactions (covering only the airline put options
through the Chicago Board of Exchange).
12) Who were the perpetrators?
Much of the evidence
establishing who did the crime is dubious and
miraculous: bags full of incriminating material that
happened to miss the flight or were left in a van; the
"magic passport" of an alleged hijacker, found at Ground
Zero; documents found at motels where the alleged
perpetrators had stayed days and weeks before 9/11.
The identities of the
alleged hijackers remain unresolved, there are
contradictions in official accounts of their actions and
travels, and there is evidence several of them had
"doubles," all of which is omitted from official
What happened to initial
claims by the government that 50 people involved in the
attacks had been identified,
including the 19 alleged
hijackers, with 10 still at large (suggesting that 20
had been apprehended)?
THE 9/11 COVER-UP,
13) Who Is Osama Bin Ladin?
Who judges which of the many
conflicting and dubious statements and videos attributed
to Osama Bin Ladin are genuine, and which are fake?
most important Osama Bin Ladin video (Nov. 2001), in
which he supposedly confesses to masterminding 9/11,
appears to be a fake. In any event, the State
Department's translation of it is fraudulent.
Did Osama Bin Ladin visit
Dubai and meet a CIA agent in July 2001 (Le Figaro)? Was
he receiving dyalisis in a Pakistani military hospital
on the night of September 10, 2001 (CBS)?
Whether by Bush or Clinton:
Why is Osama always allowed to escape?
The terror network
associated with Osama, known as the "data base"
(al-Qaeda), originated in the CIA-sponsored 1980s
anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan. When did this network
stop serving as an asset to covert operations by US
intelligence and allied agencies? What were its
operatives doing in Kosovo, Bosnia and Chechnya in the
years prior to 9/11?
14) All the Signs of a Systematic
Airplane black boxes were
found at Ground Zero, according to two first responders
and an unnamed NTSB official, but they were
"disappeared" and their existence is denied in
US officials consistently
suppressed and destroyed evidence (like the tapes
recorded by air traffic controllers who handled the New
Whistleblowers (like Sibel
Edmonds and Anthony Shaffer) were intimidated, gagged
and sanctioned, sending a clear signal to others who
might be thinking about speaking out.
Officials who "failed" (like
Myers and Eberhard, as well as Frasca,
Bowman of the FBI) were given promotions.
15) Poisoning New York
The White House deliberately pressured the EPA into giving
false public assurances that the toxic air at Ground Zero was
safe to breathe. This knowingly contributed to an as-yet unknown
number of health cases and fatalities, and demonstrates that the
administration does consider the lives of American citizens to
be expendable on behalf of certain interests.
16) Disposing of the Crime Scene
The rapid and illegal scrapping of the WTC ruins at Ground
Zero disposed of almost all of the structural steel
indispensable to any investigation of the collapse mechanics.
(See also item no. 23, below.)
Mailings of weapons-grade anthrax - which caused a practical
suspension of the 9/11 investigations - were traced back to US
military stock. Soon after the attacks began in October 2001,
the FBI approved the destruction of the original samples of the
Ames strain, disposing of perhaps the most important evidence in
identifying the source of the pathogens used in the mailings.
Were the anthrax attacks timed
to coincide with the Afghanistan invasion?
Why were the letters sent only
to media figures and to the leaders of the opposition in the
Senate (who had just raised objections to the USA PATRIOT
18) The Stonewall
Colin Powell promised a "white
paper" from the State Department to establish the authorship
of the attacks by al-Qaeda. This was never forthcoming, and
was instead replaced by a paper from Tony Blair, which
presented only circumstantial evidence, with very few points
actually relating to September 11th.
Bush and Cheney pressured the
(freshly-anthraxed) leadership of the Congressional
opposition into delaying the 9/11 investigation for months.
The administration fought against the creation of an
independent investigation for more than a year.
The White House thereupon
attempted to appoint Henry Kissinger as the chief
investigator, and acted to underfund and obstruct the 9/11
19) A Record of Official Lies
"No one could have imagined
planes into buildings" - a transparent falsehood upheld
repeatedly by Rice, Rumsfeld and Bush.
"Iraq was connected to 9/11" -
The most "outrageous conspiracy theory" of all, with the
most disastrous impact.
20) Pakistani Connection -
The Pakistani intelligence
agency ISI, creator of the Taliban and close ally to both
the CIA and "al-Qaeda," allegedly wired $100,000 to
Mohamed Atta just prior to September 11th, reportedly through the
ISI asset Omar Saeed Sheikh (later arrested for the killing
of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was
investigating ISI connections to "al-Qaeda.")
This was ignored by the
congressional 9/11 investigation, although the senator and
congressman who ran the probe (Bob Graham and Porter Goss)
were meeting with the ISI chief, Mahmud Ahmed, on Capitol
Hill on the morning of September 11th.
About 25 percent of the report
of the Congressional Joint Inquiry was redacted, including
long passages regarding how the attack (or the network
allegedly behind it) was financed. Graham later said foreign
allies were involved in financing the alleged terror
network, but that this would only come out in 30 years.
21) Unanswered Questions and the
"Final Fraud" of the 9/11 Commission:
The September 11th families who
fought for and gained an independent investigation (the 9/11
Commission) posed 400-plus questions, which the 9/11
Commission adopted as its roadmap. The vast majority of
these questions were completely ignored in the Commission
hearings and the final report.
The membership and staff of the
9/11 Commission displayed awesome conflicts of interest. The
families called for the resignation of Executive Director
Philip Zelikow, a Bush administration member and close
associate of "star witness" Condoleezza Rice, and were
snubbed. Commission member Max Cleland resigned, condemning
the entire exercise as a "scam" and "whitewash."
The 9/11 Commission Report is
notable mainly for its obvious omissions, distortions and
outright falsehoods - ignoring anything incompatible with
the official story, banishing the issues to footnotes, and
even dismissing the still-unresolved question of who
financed 9/11 as being "of little practical significance."
22) Crown Witnesses Held at
The alleged masterminds of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohamed (KSM)
and Ramzi Binalshibh, are reported to have been captured in 2002
and 2003, although one Pakistani newspaper said KSM was killed
in an attempted capture. They have been held at undisclosed
locations and their supposed testimonies, as provided in
transcript form by the government, form much of the basis for
The 9/11 Commission Report (although the Commission's request
to see them in person was denied).
23) Spitzer Redux
Eliot Spitzer, attorney general
of New York State, snubbed pleas by New York citizens to
open 9/11 as a criminal case (Justicefor911.org).
Spitzer also refused to allow
his employee, former 9/11 Commission staff member Dietrich
Snell, to testify to the Congress about his (Snell's) role
in keeping "Able Danger" entirely out of The 9/11 Commission
24) NIST Omissions
After the destruction of the WTC structural steel, the
official Twin Towers collapse investigation was left with almost
no forensic evidence, and thus could only provide dubious
computer models of ultimately improvable hypotheses. It failed
to even test for the possibility of explosives. (Why not clear
25) Radio Silence
The 9/11 Commission and NIST both allowed the continuing
cover-up of how Motorola's faulty radios, purchased by the
Giuliani administration, caused firefighter deaths at the WTC -
once again showing the expendability, even of the first
26) The Legal Catch-22
Hush Money - Accepting victims''
compensation barred September 11th families from pursuing
discovery through litigation.
Judge Hallerstein - Those who
refused compensation to pursue litigation and discovery had
their cases consolidated under the same judge (and as a rule
27) Saudi Connections
The 9/11 investigations made
light of the "Bin Ladin Airlift" during the no-fly period,
and ignored the long-standing Bush family business ties to
the Bin Ladin family fortune. (A company in which both
families held interests, the
Carlyle Group, was holding its
annual meeting on September 11th, with George Bush Sr.,
James Baker, and two brothers of Osama Bin Ladin in
The issue of Ptech.
28) Media Blackout of Prominent
The official story has been questioned and many of the above
points were raised by members of the US Congress, retired
high-ranking officers of the US military, the three leading
third-party candidates for President in the 2004 election, a
member of the 9/11 Commission who resigned in protest, a former
high-ranking adviser to the George W. Bush administration,
former ministers to the German, British and Canadian
governments, the commander-in-chief of the Russian air force,
100 luminaries who signed the "9/11 Truth Statement," and the
presidents of Iran and Venezuela.
Not all of these people agree fully
with each other, but all would normally be considered
AND POSSIBLE MOTIVES
29) "The Great Game"
The Afghanistan invasion was ready for Bush's go-ahead on
September 9, 2001, with US and UK force deployments to the
region already in place or underway. This followed the failure
earlier that year of backdoor diplomacy with the Taliban
(including payments of $125 million in US government aid to
Afghanistan), in an attempt to secure a unity government for
that country as a prerequisite to a Central Asian pipeline deal.
30) The Need for a "New Pearl Harbor"
Principals in US foreign policy under the current Bush
administration (including Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle and
others) have been instrumental in developing long-running plans
for worldwide military hegemony, including an invasion of the
Middle East, dating back to the Ford, Reagan and Bush Sr.
administrations. They reiterated these plans in the late 1990s
as members of the "Project for a New American Century," and
stated a clear intent to invade Iraq for the purpose of "regime
change." After 9/11, they lost no time in their attempt to tie
Iraq to the attacks.
31) Perpetual "War on Terror"
9/11 is supposed to provide carte-blanche for an open-ended,
global and perpetual "War on Terror," against any enemy, foreign
or domestic, that the executive branch chooses to designate, and
regardless of whether evidence exists to actually connect these
enemies to 9/11.
32) Attacking the Constitution
The USA PATRIOT Act was written
before 9/11, Homeland Security and the "Shadow Government"
were developed long before 9/11, and plans for rounding up
dissidents as a means for suppressing civil disturbance have
been in the works for decades.
9/11 was used as the pretext to
create a new, extra-constitutional executive authority to
declare anyone an "enemy combatant" (including American
citizens), to detain persons indefinitely without habeas
corpus, and to "render" such persons to secret prisons where
torture is practiced.
33) Legal Trillions
9/11 triggers a predictable shift of public spending to war,
and boosts public and private spending in the "new" New Economy
of "Homeland Security," biometrics, universal surveillance,
prisons, civil defense, secured enclaves, security, etc.
34) Plundered Trillions?
On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld announced a "war on
waste" after an internal audit found that the Pentagon was
"missing" 2.3 trillion dollars in unaccounted assets. On
September 11th, this was as good as forgotten.
35) Did 9/11 prevent a stock market crash?
Did anyone benefit from the destruction of the Securities
and Exchange Commission offices at WTC 7, and the resultant
crippling of hundreds of fraud investigations?
36) Resource Wars
What was discussed in the Energy
Task Force meetings under Dick Cheney in 2001? Why is the
documentation of these meetings still being suppressed?
Is Peak Oil a motive for 9/11 as
37) The "Little Game"
Why was the WTC privatized just before its destruction?
The longstanding relationship between US intelligence
networks and radical Islamists, including the network
surrounding Osama Bin Ladin. (See also point 13d.)
39) Historical Precedents for "Synthetic Terror"
In the past many states,
including the US government, have sponsored attacks on their
own people, fabricated the "cause for war," created (and
armed) their own enemies of convenience, and sacrificed
their own citizens for "reasons of state."
Was 9/11 an update of the
Pentagon-approved "Project Northwoods" plan for conducting
self-inflicted, false-flag terror attacks in the United
States, and blaming them on a foreign enemy?
40) Secret Government
The record of criminality and
sponsorship of coups around the world by the covert networks
based within the US intelligence complex.
Specifically also: The evidence
of crime by Bush administration principals and their
associates, from October Surprise to Iran-Contra and the S&L
plunder to PNAC, Enron/Halliburton and beyond.
REASON NUMBER 41:
RELATED MOVEMENTS AND PARALLEL ISSUES
Ground Zero aftermath movements:
Election fraud and black box voting,
2000 to 2004. (nov9truth.org)
Lies to justify the invasion of
Use of depleted uranium and its
multi-generational consequences on human health and the
Longstanding development of
contingency plans for civil disturbance and military rule in the
USA (See, "The War at Home")
Oklahoma City Truth movement. (okctruth.org)
Whether you call it "Globalization" or
"The New World Order" - An unsustainable system of permanent growth
ultimately requires warfare, fraud, and mass manipulation.