ZERO - An Investigation into 9/11, has one central thesis - that the official
version of events surrounding the attacks on 9/11 can not be true. This
brand new feature documentary from Italian production company Telemaco
explores the latest scientific evidence and reveals dramatic new witness
testimony, which directly conflicts with the US Governments account.
Featuring presentations from intellectual heavy weights; Gore Vidal, and
Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, the film challenges assumptions surrounding the
In the words of Italian daily newspaper Il Corriere de la Sera,
"What results is a sequence of contradictions, gaps and omissions of
The importance of this film can not be overstated, if its thesis is correct,
the justification for declaring the war on terror is built on a series of
For two hours the voices of Nobel Prize winner, Dario Fo, Lella Costa, Gore
Vidal and Moni Ovadia link images and testimonies attacking the official
version, melting it all down to a joke for suckers.
The bomb at the Festa del Cinema is called Zero. An incendiary documentary.
The rhythm is breathtaking. The filmmakers entertain and inform with the
same dramatic force.
The first 15 minutes of the
Zero - An Investigation into 9-11
Europe for an Independent Inquiry into 9/11
by Carol Brouillet
26th February 2008
Mark Dermul (www.911belgium.be) reporting
On Tuesday 26th February, Euro-parliamentarian
Guilietto Chiesa invited his colleagues and the press to attend the
screening and debate of the Italian-produced documentary named ‘ZERO, an
investigation into the events of 9/11’. Object of the screening was to
create political awareness of the faulty official investigation into the
events by the 9/11 Commission.
Besides Mr Chiesa, the panel consisted of Japanese parliamentarian Fujita,
Dr David Ray Griffin, film distributor Tim Sparke & the director and
producers of the film.
After his opening statements, Mr Chiesa welcomed his guest speakers,
including the producers, director and distributor of the documentary.
Mr Chiesa pointed out that he was unable to find
any distributor in his native country of Italy and was happy to find a
company in the UK, led by Mr Tim Sparke, to handle worldwide distribution of
this important film.
‘It is important to realize,’ he emphasized
‘that the movie was made thanks to contribution and donations of
hundreds of citizens who feel a new investigation is more than
No less than 450 people worked on this
documentary on a voluntary basis. They never received any kind of payment.
Their reward is the movie itself, which they feel is an instrument to create
awareness and a means to provoke a political debate in Europe
Since the movie projector didn’t work, Mr Chiesa invited the public to ask
questions until the technical problems were solved and we could start
watching the movie
Question: ‘Why did you make this
Chiesa: ‘It is obvious that we are now cast in an infinite war,
based on lies. And as long as there is no new and independent
investigation, we will never have security. There are too many lies for
the official narrative to be true. Our film is an instrument to request
the re-opening of the 9/11 investigation.’
Question: ‘How do you propose to reopen the investigation?’
Chiesa: ‘The film is the primary instrument to get the debate going. It
is a collection of discoveries, by many respected researches from around
the globe (the film features, among others, Gore Vidal, Sibel Edmonds,
Dario Fo, David Ray Griffin, Dr Steven Jones, Dr Kevin Ryan, Webster
Tarpley, Barbara Honegger, FAA-controllers, USAF pilots, military
commanders, physicists – ed. note).
But they are still questions. The
movie doesn’t provide the answers. It only lays bare the questions that
remain, that were left unanswered by the official investigation and need
to be answered by the US government.’
Question: ‘Mr Fujita, how did you become involved?’
Fujita: ‘I work for several Japanese NGO’s and one of those people
showed me some videos and books. At first I couldn’t believe it. So I
Loose Change and read Dr Griffin’s books. And last year a good
friend of mine who has a very high position at the German national bank
told me about the put options that were placed on American Airlines and
United Airlines. I believed him. And reading Dr Griffin’s book, looking
at his reputation, I have every reason to believe him.
That’s when I realized that every truth finding effort has to be continued. So I gave
a presentation in the Japanese parliament (which is extensively covered
on YouTube – ed. note). But I feel the truthers find their information
mostly by internet. The truth should not only go by internet. It should
now go political! Networking is very important. We must all work
Question: ‘But what can we, regular citizens who go about their daily
lives, trying to make a living for them and their families, what can we
Griffin: ‘As in any movement, the 9/11 Truth Movement is a minority
movement. We must continue to use our networks to make this minority
into a majority. We have the upper hand to find the truth, for we have
the conscience of the people. And I know that’s not an easy feat. I have
now written six books on the subject, which is getting good reviews – go
check it on Amazon. I had a good reputation as an author before as well
and now I’ve just written my sixth book on the subject. But I have yet
to get a review in any mainstream publication.’
Question: ‘Do you, in your new book, take the same stance, saying that
9/11 was an inside job?’
Griffin: ‘My new book is called 9/11 Contradictions. In this book I do
not take any position, actually. Reporters have hidden in the past
saying either the books were too technical and they’re not engineers, so
they couldn’t comment on the book. In other cases they felt the official
story was the only story they could report about, for the risk of being
labeled a conspiracy theorist or even worse, getting fired. But with my
new book, reporters will not be able to hide behind these excuses. These
are only contradictions that they can verify and ask questions about.’
Question: ‘What kind of contradictions?’
Griffin: ‘Well, one very important one is the alleged Barbara Olsen
phone call. Ted Olsen at the time claimed he had been called by his wife
twice on 9/11, thus establishing the fact that American Airlines 77 was
in fact hijacked by men with Middle Eastern looks. First he claimed it
was a cell phone call. Later he changed his story to seatback phone.
when a German journalist got Boeing to confirm that on this type of
flight there were no seatback phones, Olsen changed his story back to
call phone. Now, you might think ‘oh, so he got it right the first
time’, but… At the Moussaoui trial an FBI-report showed that there was
never any connection between Barbara Olsen and her husband. No cell
phone calls were ever made from that flight.
(Dr Griffin gave three more
contradiction with regards to the whereabouts of General
Meyers, the highest ranking military officer on 9/11
the timeline of
Dick Cheney’s activities
the question about why the Pentagon was not
evacuated when the Doomsday plane, shown on CNN, was actually in the air
– ed. note)
Question: ‘Many people, even today, are still baffled about WTC-7. When
can we expect
NIST to publish its final report on this collapse?’
Griffin: ‘NIST has delayed the publication time after time. In 2004 they
said it would be released in 2005, in 2005 they said it would be
released in 2006 and so on. Now we are expecting the report in August
2008, but I feel we may yet get another delay until at least the end of
November, after the current administration has – hopefully – left
At this point, people start joking about the
fact that the US-government has probably sabotaged the screening of the
documentary, since the projector cannot be fixed. We change rooms a few
minutes later and the screening of the film begins.
The documentary is probably the most important film made so far on 9/11 as
it is very accessible; it is obviously created for ‘9/11 newbies’. If you
want to get a crash course into the 9/11 event and the failures of the
commission’s investigation, this is the movie you need to see.
Some of the highlights for me were the
interviews with an FAA-air controller who explained how the hijacking
procedures were changed on 1st June 2001, slowing down response, only to be
changed back on 12th September 2001.
And the very important discovery that the CCTV-images
that were released by the FBI of Atta and his companion boarding Flight AA11
in Boston were actually taken by a CCTV at the airport in Portland, where
they took a plane to arrive in Boston!
It has also a lot of footage that I
had never seen before, including videos taken at the Pentagon shortly after
the attack. A must see and clearly a labour of love. Impressive.
After the film, after the several minute long applause finally died away,
Chiesa re-opened the debate.
Question: ‘Why do we put op with this?
Surely the United States are not all that powerful?’
Chiesa: ‘But they are. The fact that this group of about 300 people has
only 6 Euro-parliamentarians and 2 journalists among them shows that the
US is controlling everything. They are all powerful. No politician in
the European Parliament can ignore the power – or wrath! – of the US.’
(True to form, the Belgian media didn’t publish
or broadcast any of this debate on this or the following day, even thought
this debate took place inside the European Parliament – ed. note)
Tim Sparke: ‘But it’s up to you now, the
general public. You have to help the politicians to by telling people
about this film and talking to your local cinema’s and TV-stations. Get
the word out. Only then can we create the momentum to get the debate to
the political level.’
Question (from myself) : ‘In the aftermath of 9/11 and in the period
leading up to the war in the Middle East, the Bush administration -
President Bush, Condoleezza Rice and particularly Vice President
Cheney - have repeatedly lied to the American people and, by extension,
to the world. The crimes they have committed are much worse than those
in the Watergate scandal. So why are the American people not in an
uproar? Why are these people still in power and not in jail? Is it a
lack of political will?
Griffin: ‘Many people simply are misinformed and kept misinformed by the
government and the mainstream media. As for political will, we live in a
plutocracy, not a democracy.’
Chiesa: ‘For many people 9/11 is simply too controversial. There is a
very strong psychological opposition to 9/11 truth. For most people,
considering a conspiracy theory…’ ‘…other than the official theory,
which is – obviously – also a conspiracy theory.’
Chiesa: ‘Yes, indeed – so considering another conspiracy theory about
9/11 is taboo. We must overcome this taboo and we must overcome this
total lack of information. We must break this wall of silence. We must
break free from the web and fight the mainstream media. This film is an
instrument to do that. We need voices of different levels of society. We
need not convince them that we are right. We need to convince them there
is a problem that must be investigated… re-investigated. But you have to
show them what happened. You cannot convince people by telling them
about 9/11. They need to see it – hence the film.
At this moment, there is one person in the room
who gives criticism on the film, claiming that the feels there are incorrect
theories in the documentary. He feels the wing damage in the Pentagon is
clearly visible and that Steven Jones’ claims about the thermite/thermate
are not proven.
He also claims that a response by jet fighters during the
attack was in fact ordered.
He gave no explanation as to where he got his
information. He said he was a muslim and at the European Parliament as an
independent, ready to defend himself against the reaction of the public who
had started ‘boo’ing.
One person’s behavior was unbecoming in my opinion
when she shouted,
‘Who paid you?’
While I do not agree with the person’s
assertions, I do respect his opinion.
The director of the movie went on to
explain that in the movie they were not able to show everything in detail
(the movie would become too long) and that – again – it was an instrument to
provoke action on the part of the viewer. A few more – and rather
interesting questions and remarks – came from the audience and were
addressed by the panel.
By now it was getting very late (partly because of the delay of the movie
screening) and Mr Chiesa wanted to wrap up the event by making a closing
Chiesa: ‘A new American commission is
inconceivable. But a European commission is inconceivable too. We have
no jurisdiction. The US-government would never allow it. It would have
to be an international group of ‘Wise Men & Women’ such as previous
heads of state, engineers, artists, scholars, first responders,
survivors, witnesses and so forth. We realize we still have a long road
ahead. But we can create change!’
Griffin: ‘I’ve always said that the truth will come out of friendly
countries. If Iran or Korea were to tell us 9/11 was an inside job, we
would not believe it. They’re just saying that, because they’re our
enemies. But if Japan, Europe or even an individual European country
would say ‘We have examined the evidence… The
war on terror is a hoax!’,
then the American press would no longer be able to ignore it. They would
have to publish it and then the US-government would be forced to
Editor’s note: the text above is written from
extensive notes taken during the debate, but it’s is inevitable incomplete.
It’s the gist of the debate. Otherwise it would become too long. Also, it is
not an exact word-for-word transcript, as the debate was not recorded (by
me). It is the best representation I could give of the event, staying as
close to the actual text as I could distill from my notes. Several videos
will be made available soon, so you can see the whole of the debate. Until
such time, I felt it important to share my impressions.
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