by Milson Macleod
10 September 2008
Russian television is to give prime
time airing 9/11 film on the eve of this week's seventh anniversary
of the attacks in New York and DC!
Public showing of Italian Truth film could lead to international
Thanks to Barbara Honegger - DEUTSCHE WELLE
Filmmaker Urges International Tribunal to
DPA News Agency (sp)
The Sept. 11 attacks have
provided fertile ground for conspiracy theories
Italian film-maker Giulietto Chiesa, who was in Berlin for a
screening of his documentary which questions the official US version of the
9/11 terrorist attacks, has called for an international tribunal to probe
Chiesa was in Berlin at the weekend for a screening of his film which
features, among others, novelist Gore Vidal and playwright Dario
Fo as well as retired American professor of philosophy David Ray
Griffin who advances conspiracy theories that contradict mainstream
accounts of events of 11 September, 2001.
Federal Aviation Administration controllers, US Air Force pilots, military
commanders and physicists also appear in the critical documentary, which the
director hopes will create "political awareness" of the "faulty" official
investigation into the events by the 9/11 Commission.
"Some of the individuals appearing in the
film are former FBI and CIA agents, people who have in a sense taken a
very big risk in speaking out. I am very grateful to them because they
have done a big job," said Chiesa.
"The film would not have been possible without them," he said, adding
that ZERO had been seen in France and Belgium at individual screenings,
and by more than 20,000 people in Italy.
But the film so far has not
gained a distributor in Europe.
Pushing for an international
Chiesa, one of Italy's most respected journalists and a La Stampa
foreign correspondent for more than 20 years, told his Berlin audience an
9/11 international tribunal could serve a useful purpose.
abound about what actually happened at the site of the twin towers
"If feelings were strong enough a positive result could be obtained, but
it would not happen immediately. So far it's been the US administration
that has won the information fight and obtained their result -
unfortunately," Chiesa said. "Our task is to inform millions of people
of the true situation.
Everybody should be involved in this struggle with a tribunal or
commission helping once we win approval for the idea," he said.
In an interview with German news agency DPA,
Chiesa, a European parliamentary deputy, said Russian television is to give
prime time airing to his film on the eve of this week's seventh anniversary
of the attacks in New York and Washington.
"That means that some 30 million Russian
citizens will learn the truth about what happened, which is a very big
result for me."
Chiesa, whose documentary was first screened to
a large German audience at the Goethe Institute in Munich in May, was
clearly delighted at his reception in Berlin.
"It's important that so many people have
shown up," he said.
One of a panel of six experts debating the 9/11
topic in Berlin, Chiesa said he was eager for his film to gain more public
support and become a "multiplicator" across Germany.
"If that happens it means we are making
politics in the right sense of the word."
Critics question government
version of attacks
Andreas von Buelow, a controversial former German minister of technology,
and ex-state secretary in the Defense Ministry, was among the Berlin
participants who said further investigation was needed into 9/11.
He told DPA,
it was "one of life's
characteristics that governments are prone to lie in order to achieve
their agendas. The Americans told us that in Iraq, Saddam Hussein had
something to do with al-Qaeda, which was absolutely untrue. Even the CIA
knew this," he said.
Some say the US invasion
of Iraq on a false pretext is proof of government lies of international
"Then, they told us that Saddam Hussein was preparing weapons of mass
destruction, which was also untrue, so they have been lying all over the
place and are still fighting there. Meanwhile a million people have been
Asked if there was any prospect of a policy
change once the next US president was elected, he replied bluntly, "No!"
Juergen Elsaesser, 51, a Berlin-based journalist and author whose latest
book is titled "Terror Target Europe: The Dangerous Double Game of the
Secret Services," spoke of the huge contradictions in the official US
version of the 9/11 events.
"Critics find themselves accused of
conspiracy theories, but the biggest conspiracy is to be found in the
official 9/11 version of the US government which maintains that Osama
bin Laden, from a cave in Afghanistan, along with 19 young Arabs,
combined to carry out the most perfidious attack in the history of
mankind," he said.
"That just doesn't add up. For me the most important contradiction is
how the air defenses of the greatest military power on the planet failed
to prevent such attacks occurring and that no interceptor fighter planes
or rocket systems were ever activated."