Prominent Americans Who Don't Buy Official 911 Story
Endorsers of the need for a real investigation into 9/11
Actor and Peace Activist
Dear Peace & Justice Leader(s),
I am Ed Asner. As you may know, I've dedicated much of my life to promoting peace & justice issues in America.
I would like to suggest to you emphatically that the 9-11 truth movement is the most pressing issue of the peace & justice movement today. Here is why. 9-11 has been used to justify "endless war" and a continual rollback in civil liberties that seems to have no end in sight. Yet, 9-11 remains the least examined tragedy in modern American history.
Americans would have never agreed to the last two wars and the Patriot Act's disturbing policy . . . had it not been for 9-11.
There are many disturbing issues around 9-11 that have yet to be examined in any meaningful way by our media, Congress, and even by the 9-11 Commission. These include accountability for the massive breakdown of air defense and plane intercept procedures as described in FAA and DOD regulations, which were violated on 9-11.
This breakdown and astounding unpreparedness by U.S. domestic defense agencies is puzzling to say the least, given the detailed reports our government had of the coming attacks, that were bizarrely suppressed by key officials.
For example, FBI Agent Coleen Rowley suggested that her offices' attempts to alert higher ups in the FBI of the pre 9-11 activities of Zacharias Moussaoui "seemed to have been consistently, almost DELIBERATELY thwart[ed] . . ."
While George Tenet, Director of the CIA, had received a memo in August of 2001 (one month before the attacks of 9-11) on this report entitled, "Islamic Extremists Learn to Fly." Yet, Tenet took no action on this memo. The FBI agents responsible for the now famous "Phoenix Memo" regarding Osama Bin Laden sending students to the U.S. to attend civil aviation schools, also struggled to get their higher ups to act on this information.
To date, no one has been held accountable for the massive defense failures on 9-11, nor for the bizarre suppression of critical warnings prior to 9-11.
Furthermore, we still have no explanation for why the head of Pakistani intelligence, who was meeting with top Bush Administration officials in Washington on 9-11-2001, had wired lead hijacker Mohammed Atta $100,000.00 weeks before 9-11. We still do not know who made the insider stock trades in weeks and days leading up to 9-11, by betting "against" United and American Airlines stocks (the aircraft used as missiles on 9-11).
What we DO KNOW is that $5 million of those insider stock trade "winnings" apparently by someone who had foreknowledge of the coming attacks, were made the day before 9-11 at AB Brown Trust. AB Brown Trust was headed until his induction into the CIA by Buzzy Krongard, who is now the Executive Director of the CIA. We also know that the current head of AB Brown Trust quietly resigned his position on 9-11, with no media scrutiny nor apparently government scrutiny.
Lastly, and perhaps most bizarre is the fact that $2.5 million of those stock "winnings" against these airlines made at AB Brown Trust . . . remain unclaimed.
We deserve to know why no one has been held accountable, and who made those insider stock trades. We also deserve to know why the Bush Administration allowed members of the Bin Laden family to quietly leave the U.S. after 9-11, with virtually no questioning by the FBI, and at a time when other Americans were not allowed to fly.
There are many other profound, and bizarrely "unasked" questions around 9-11.
I urge all to read "The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11" by David Ray Griffin, and introduced by Howard Zinn, and to view "The Great Deception" documentary by acclaimed Canadian television journalist Barrie Zwicker. Peace & justice leaders and activists will find these works a great resource for getting current on the 9-11 truth issue, and can be great organizing tools to educate others.
I fear that if the underlying issues of 9-11 truth are not demanded, that Iraq may be but a flame on an ocean of gasoline that may be used to ignite war after war after war. We cannot, as a peace & justice movement only address the flames. We must look at the fuel being used to justify the flames of war and repression at home and abroad. We must look deeply at the events leading up to, on and since 9-11. We must demand full 9-11 truth.
I encourage all local and national peace & justice activists and organizations to join Philadelphia Peace Action and other peace & justice organizations nationwide who are now beginning to work with and becoming involved with the National 911Visibility.org Project at www.911Visibility.org and to list your local efforts contact information there, so 9-11 truth activists across the nation can get involved with you to demand full 9-11 truth. National 911Visibility.org has worked with 9-11 family members, and become a media source conducting interviews and linking media with 9-11 family members, including BBC World Wide Radio Network, The O'Reilly Factor, and others. By listing your local contact information for your local 9-11 truth activities at www.911visibility.org media visiting the site can find your contact information as well as local activists who want to join your efforts.
Global Exchange, Code Pink:, Women for Peace
"There are many ways to promote peace and justice in our world, but . . . step back and look at how it all began . . . Please join with 9/11 family members and support groups like 911truth.org to advance this cause and get involved."
Phil J. Berg, former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania and lead attorney for 9/11 widow Ellen Mariani's RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act lawsuit
"We're suing members of the Bush Administration under the RICO Racketeering Act for foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks, willfully allowing them to occur for political gain, and engaging in criminal obstruction of 9/11 investigations."
"One hundred sixteen government agencies and fail-safe operations would have had to fail for the official version to be true, which amounts to one chance in four million. Massive documentation suggests that there had to be inside criminal collusion."
Dr. Robert Bowman, United States Air Force
(Retired), Archbishop, United Catholic Church
"We simply cannot ignore the fact that elements of the US government at the highest levels may have committed treason and mass murder by purposely allowing 9/11 to happen."
Lt. Col. Steve Butler, vice chancellor for student affairs at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California -- a US military facility that one or more of the hijackers reportedly attended during the 1990s.
"Of course President Bush knew about the impending attacks on America. He did nothing to warn the American people because he needed this war on terrorism. His daddy had Saddam and he needed Osama. His presidency was going nowhere. He wasn't elected by the American people, but placed in the Oval Office by a conservative supreme court. The economy was sliding into the usual Republican pits and he needed something on which to hang his presidency.... This guy is a joke. What is sleazy and contemptible is the President of the United States not telling the American people what he knows for political gain."
Senator Max Cleland (D-Georgia, 1997-2003), 9/11 Commissioner (originally appointed, dropped off the Commission in the Fall of 2004)
Referring to Bush's efforts to obstruct the 9/11 Commission's access to critical documents, "disgusting . . . a scam. Americans are being scammed." Cleland on CNN, Nov. 13, 2002
Kevin Danaher, Global Exchange
"the official story is a big lie . . . support groups such as 911truth.org and 911visibility.org in their just struggle for truth."
Senator Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota), has stated the official Commission report about the FAA and NORAD is not believable.
Catherine Austin Fitts
Asst. Sec. of Housing (Bush I)
David Ray Griffin
Theologian, Author, The New Pearl Harbor
One of the world's top-selling authors, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
[He grew up in Houston and heard his oil executive father desperately try to warn Kennedy's people to not let the President come to Dallas. So very challenging matters like this are not new to him.]
To heal the wounds of 9/11--as with any deep emotional wound--it is essential that we ask these questions and come to know the complete truth about what really happened. It is only then that the heart of America can be healed, and only then can we move beyond fear to create a world of peace at this historic time.
Canadian Minister of National Defence from 1963 to 1967
". . . when the news came out I had to wonder. Why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being scrambled from Andrews? Why did the President just sit in the schoolroom when he heard the news? I would like to see a much tougher more in-depth inquiry."
THE HONOURABLE PAUL HELLYER, FORMER MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AND DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA
Interview with Kyle Hence of 911CitizensWatch.org (Transcribed by Bill Douglas of National 911Visibility.org, May 27, 2004, International 9-11 Inquiry Toronto, Canada.
[Paul Hellyer held the Canadian office equivalent to Secretary of Defense in the U.S., and was Deputy Prime Minister, Canadian equivalent to Vice President of the United States.]
Kyle Hence: Hello. Thank you for taking time with us. Please introduce yourself, with a little bit of your background, for our viewers.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Hi, my name is Paul Hellyer. I'm a former Canadian politician, a member of three administrations. I'm the former Minister of National Defense, and rose to the rank of Deputy Prime Minister in the Trudeau Administration.
Kyle Hence: Where were you when 9-11 (11 September 2001) occurred? Share with us some of your observations about how the world hinged on this event, and some of your concerns about the policies that have been put in place after 9-11.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: I was in my office and one of the staff members herd something on radio and I said, well let's turn on the TV and see what we can find out and we did. And we watched as most people did, the terrible events unfold minute by minute. And you have that feeling of sick horror . . . sort of . . . you know, this has got to be some kind of surrealism . . . can't be real. But, the longer the day went on the more evidence there was that this was no joke. This was a real thing and that it was just so awful that it was beyond description. And so I was one of the people that just felt . . . well, like most of the world, and certainly most Canadians a deep grief and shared the loss of the people who'd lost friends, loved ones, as a result of the attack. And I did many of the things that people did. I went to a special church service, and signed the book and did the things I thought were appropriate for the circumstances.
Kyle Hence: There were many Canadians who died too.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Yes, absolutely. It was not obvious at the time, but this came later when the statistics were made public. So, my attitude never changed about that aspect of things. But, I think what did change over time were the consequences. When President Bush decided to declare war on terrorism. The war on terrorism . . . terrorism is a terrible thing, but this was a police problem and an intelligence problem. What was wrong with your intelligence? Why didn't you know this was going to happen? You spend billions and billions with spooks all over the world and surely you should have known what was going on. And, so I began to be concerned about that. And then questions were raised by others. Why did the President just sit in the schoolroom when he heard the news? Why did he not acknowledge that he already knew what was going on? As a former Minister of National Defense, the news came out [I had to wonder]. . . why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being scrambled from Andrews [Air Force Base] . . . is it Andrews right next to the capitol?
Kyle Hence: Yes, that's correct.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: . . . take them with a quick action alert they should have been there in five minutes or ten minutes. If not, as the Minister of National Defense, which in the United States is the Secretary of Defense, I would want to say "why not?"
Kyle Hence: Does it disturb you, or do you have concerns about your neighbors to the south that there's been no inquiry at a defense level relative to the specific failure to scramble jets?
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: I think the inquiry has been very shallow and superficial. And I would like to see a much tougher more in depth inquiry. The evidence is that some people were allowed to fly out of the United States after the attack when American citizens were not allowed to fly in. And Canadians had the pleasure, I guess in a sense, of the company of tens of thousands, several tens of thousands of them [Americans] in Canada for a few days, especially in Newfoundland where the people were most gracious in looking after them. But, why were some members of the Bin Laden family allowed to fly out of the United States? And . . . you know . . . just why? Why? Why?
There are so many questions. But, you say, what is going wrong here? Or, was there something going wrong? How much did they actually know? And you get into very deep territory because it's the same kind of thing as we saw with Pearl Harbor. Did the President know, or didn't he know? I don't know. But, it's a very good question.
Kyle Hence: But, there's some evidence to suggest he may have.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: There is some evidence to suggest that he may have and it was a deliberate decision on his part to let the attack happen because he wanted to get the United States into World War II. And otherwise it was going to be difficult to get Congressional approval.
Kyle Hence: So you can understand why perhaps people are asking the same question about President Bush and the Bush Administration.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Absolutely. I think it's a fair question. I don't know what the answer is. But, I would like to ask the questions . . . or I would like to see someone in a position of authority ask these questions and insist on getting answers? At least to why some of the things happened that seem to be, for an ordinary person, inexplicable.
Kyle Hence: It seems like there's a fundamental lack of accountability and transparency, especially now in the wake of 9-11. Does that concern you in regards to what's happening in America with the Patriot Act, and the projection of American military power?
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Oh, very, very much so. I'm very disturbed about a lack of transparency. Everyone talks about it, and no one is willing to come clean, as it were. I just had lunch, interestingly enough with the designer of the Aberaro [spelling ?] which was cancelled more than 40 years ago and one of the things we were discussing were the lies that people in government and the Air Force told at the time. And I guess this makes me all the more suspicious. If they lied about that, what else were they lying about? So, we were agreeing that you had to get behind the superficial and the spin and try and get at the truth. It's very difficult. It takes a lot of time. But, we have to try and get the truth. Because unless we do, as the good book says, "seek the truth and the truth will set you free." And I think that's what we've got to try to do and I hope that somebody has the courage and the persistence to keep at it until we can get it.
Kyle Hence: Thank you very much. I'll be in touch with you.
Former Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer: Good.
Author & Radio Commentator
"I strongly support Ed Asner, Howard Zinn, Medea Benjamin, Kevin Danaher, and the US Green Party in their call for a new, full and fearless investigation into the events of September 11th."
General Anatoly Kornukov
Commander in Chief of the Russian Air Force
"Generally it is impossible to carry out an act of terror on the scenario which was used in the USA yesterday... As soon as something like that happens here, I am reported about that right away and in a minute we are all up."
Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), has called for a "truth and reconcilation" commission into 9/11, has recommended comparing the official 9/11 Commission report to David Ray Griffin's book "The New Pearl Harbor." Talks about "al-Qaeda's role in 9/11" -- which implies there were other participants in the attacks.
Rev. Jesse Jackson
At the 'Take Back America' conference in Washington, DC in June 2004 Rev. Jackson was quite serious as he privately acknowledged the merit of the 9/11 truth movement and the need for leaders such as himself to become better informed about the deeper issues and unanswered questions of 9/11.
Rev. Jackson, having been present when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated, has profound first hand experience with such realities. Thus, it is natural that he is open-minded about the need for further efforts to find the truth about 9/11.
Excerpt from Rev. Jesse Jackson's remarks to CNN on April 30, 1998:
"I think there is a restlessness about it ... I'm convinced that James Earl Ray was involved but not alone. I don't think James Earl Ray had the money nor the mobility to have done it himself. ... he did not do all that by himself. We have always wondered why he was denied a trial, number one, just how deep did this conspiracy to kill Dr. King go in our government, that is the haunting thought."
"Well we know the government engaged in character assassination with the attempts to discredit him [Dr. King] , to disrupt him, to destroy him....they tried to destroy his family. Our government leadership was obsessed with Martin King, saw him as a threat to our government when in fact he was therapy for our country. ... We deserve to know the forces that worked to kill him."
Dr. Johannes Koeppl, a former German defense ministry official and NATO advisor
"This is more than a war against terrorism. This is a war against the citizens of all countries. The current elites are creating so much fear that people don't know how to respond. But they must remember. This is a move to implement a world dictatorship within the next five years. There may not be another chance."
link to www.ratical.org
European Union Parliamentarian
"I implore legislators, parliamentarians, and citizens worldwide to become involved in the global 9/11 Truth Movement by signing up at 911truth.org and 911Visibility.org."
Michael Meacher, MP
UK Environment Minister for Tony Blair from 1997 to 2003, Member of the British Parliament
"They are raising, serious, thoughtful, real questions."
"This war on terrorism is bogus: The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination"
Michael Meacher, Saturday September 6, 2003, The Guardian
Was this inaction [the Air Force "stand down"] simply the result of key people disregarding, or being ignorant of, the evidence? Or could US air security operations have been deliberately stood down on September 11? If so, why, and on whose authority? The former US federal crimes prosecutor, John Loftus, has said: "The information provided by European intelligence services prior to 9/11 was so extensive that it is no longer possible for either the CIA or FBI to assert a defence of incompetence." ....
.... the so-called "war on terrorism" is being used largely as bogus cover for achieving wider US strategic
geopolitical objectives. ....
The overriding motivation for this political smokescreen is that the US and the UK are beginning to run out of secure hydrocarbon energy supplies. By 2010 the Muslim world will control as much as 60% of the world's oil production and, even more importantly, 95% of remaining global oil export capacity. As demand is increasing, so supply is decreasing, continually since the 1960s. ....
The conclusion of all this analysis must surely be that the "global war on terrorism" has the hallmarks of a political myth propagated to pave the way for a wholly different agenda - the US goal of world hegemony, built around securing by force command over the oil supplies required to drive the whole project.
Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia), first national politician to question if Bush had foreknowledge of 9/11, raised the issue of the Carlyle Group -- and was viciously attacked for doing so.
Historian and Author
"'Conspiracy stuff' is now shorthand for unspeakable truth."
-- Gore Vidal, Observer (UK), October 27, 2002
http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/EnemyWithin.html Gore Vidal on Bush's role in 9/11
http://www.counterpunch.org/vidal03142003.html interview with australian media
Benjamin "Franklin said, [the U.S. Constitution] will fail, as all such constitutions have in the past, because of the essential corruption of the people. He pointed his finger at all the American people. And when the people become so corrupt, he said, we will find it is not a republic that they want but rather despotism --the only form of government suitable for such a people....Ours is a totally corrupt society. The presidency is for sale. Whoever raises the most money to buy TV time will probably be the next president. This is corruption on a major scale. ...Once you have a business community that is so corrupt in a society whose business is business, then what you have is, indeed, despotism. It is the sort of authoritarian rule that the Bush people have given us. The USA PATRIOT Act is as despotic as anything Hitler came up with -- even using much of the same language....Nobody has ever wrecked the Bill of Rights as [Bush] has. " --Gore Vidal, LAW, Nov. 14-20, 2003 http://www.laweekly.com/ink/03/52/features-cooper.php
Andreas von Bulow
former German (government) minister for technology, author "The CIA and September 11"
Former Top German Minister Rejects Official Story Of 911 Attacks
15/16 January 2002
Former German Cabinet Minister Attacks Official Brainwashing On September 11 Issue
Points at "Mad Dog" Zbig and Huntington
Source: Tagesspiegel, 13 Jan 2002
In a full-page interview with the Sunday edition (Jan. 13) of the Berlin Tagesspiegel daily, former German Minister of Technology, Andreas von Buelow, said he does not buy any of the official theories that have been presented to date, on the events of September 11.
Historian and Author
". . . were these tragedies simply the result of unprecedented failures and incompetence as the government maintains, or were there elements of foreknowledge and implicit welcome involved?"
American Voices Abroad
National Green Party
New York NOW (National Organization for Women)
Progressive Democrats of America
(list in formation)
Endorsers of books about 9/11
Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, by Michael Ruppert
Astounding! Alarming! ... And yet at last, with this -- Mike Ruppert's beyond-courageous offering -- we gain sight of the whole of corporate-managed, government-assisted, bank-laundered, drug-funded plunder. And a jolt to spur our movements to take back the world.
-- Chellis Glendinning, PhD, author of Chiva: A Village Takes on the Global Heroin Trade and Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy
Mike Ruppert was one of the first journalists to understand the concept and importance of Peak Oil. What is more important, he has connected the dots: he understands the relationships between this historic watershed and the geopolitical events of our time. Mike still has the instincts of a cop (which he once was), but the criminals he is tracking these days are no small-time hoodlums; they are some of the most powerful people on the planet. If you want to understand the dynamics of the oil-money-drugs-and-war imperial system in which we are all embedded, start with this book.
-- Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over and Powerdown
Mike Ruppert represents, from top to bottom, the best tradition of an independent thinking, open-minded, incorruptible, humorous, prudent, American Cop. After running during his police career into conflicts with the drug dealing part of the CIA, Mike knows that government information seldom equals its disinformation. The doubt about the official 9/11 story brought us together. From the first day after 9/11, I could follow his scouting into the real world behind government propaganda. I firmly believe at the end of three years of conducting a really independent investigation, that Ruppert is not only heading in the right direction, but also touching the inner sanctum of the hidden government agenda.
-- Andreas Von Bulow, former German Cabinet Minister and Parliamentary Secretary, author of The CIA and September 11
Fasten your thinking caps! Something is clearly terribly wrong at the heart of American politics. The same is true of the mainstream media. Reporters just aren't asking enough difficult and dangerous questions. Michael Ruppert has been asking disconcerting but critical questions for more than two decades, even when it meant confronting unpleasant truths that challenge the very basis of industrial society. His unflinching reporting on the facts behind the coming decline of global petroleum has been an extraordinary service to the world. Whatever you think of Ruppert's bold hypotheses about the geopolitics of oil, this provocative book will force you to confront the contradictions of our increasingly unsustainable global economy.
-- Julian Darley, author of High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis, founder and director of The Post Carbon Institute, and founder of www.globalpublicmedia.com
I'm proud Mike asked me to appear in his seminal film, The Truth and Lies of 9/11. Mike has traveled and studied the Peak Oil issue with world renowned experts, and he and I share an abiding shock at the rampant despoilment of our planet, through fake stoked resource wars that have real consequences in real lives. Mike has something to say and I'm going to listen.
-- US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Georgia
Mike Ruppert's work should be a household item for any American Muslim, Jew or Christian looking to understand the difference between authentic religious piety versus the criminality that occupies much of the headlines these days. He brings this home for every American by exposing the perpetrators here within our own government, most notably using 9-11 as a paradigm. All folk of religion must have the courage to expose the agendas that use 'religion' as a guise, be these agendas in the name of 'Islamic resurgence' or 'Securing the Jewish State.' Kudos to Mike, one of the last of the true-blooded Americans around.
-- Faiz Khan M.D., Triage Emergency Physician on 9-11, Assistant Imam, New York
In a sector rife with disinformation and ill-informed comment, Michael Ruppert's work stands out as a conspicuous beacon of valuable well-informed analysis. His claims are bold and contrarian and have dramatic implications for the global oil price should the global economy experience a sustained recovery while Iraqi oil supplies are curtailed. Ruppert believes (with ample documentation to justify his view) that depletion dynamics will fuel energy price appreciation more in this cycle than any prior one. If he is anywhere near correct, as we believe, the oil market will begin an historic cyclical upmove with a tighter supply demand balance than at any prior cycle. For anyone wishing to understand the full ramifications of this for the energy markets and global economy, Ruppert's work is invaluable.
-- Marshall Auerback, international portfolio strategist for David W. Tice & Associates, Inc., and weekly contributor to www.prudentbear.com
The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute, by Paul Thompson
"THE TERROR TIMELINE is a tremendous resource that will give readers a truly independent means of judging our government in its errant conduct of the war on terror."
-- PETER LANCE, author of Cover Up and 1000 Years for Revenge
"A spectacular resource that is an essential tool for anyone who is truly interested in understanding the events leading up to 9/11."
-- CRAIG UNGER, author of the House of Bush, House of Saud
"This is the basic book on 9/11. Paul Thompson's work tells what happened that day, tracing the events leading up to the attack, and what has transpired since. After years of self-serving reports by ineffectual politicians in Washington, there is at last an independent report, based entirely on publicly known facts, that is thorough and reliable. Read it and decide for yourself whether there was a cover-up. It is truly remarkable. Thank God there are people like Thompson."
-- JAMES RIDGEWAY, author of The March to War
"Paul Thompson's Timeline has served as the definitive source for any researcher attempting to penetrate the mysteries of 9/11. This book [could] effect a major change in the course of U.S. history."
-- PETER DALE SCOTT, author of Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Columbia, and Indochina
"Paul Thompson's exhaustive and richly detailed research has now provided the world with a veritable treasure trove of 9/11 information. If you want to know everything about 9/11, you must read this book. If you want to better understand 9/11, you must read this book. Our intelligence agencies should be recruiting people like Paul Thompson, because he's brilliant."
-- KRISTEN BREITWEISER, co-chair, September 11th Advocates; member, Family Steering Committee; and wife of Ronald M. Breitweiser, WTC Tower Two
"Having lost loved ones on 9/11, we had the passion and drive to research and follow through with our quest for answers, but until we stumbled across Paul Thompson's exquisitely detailed and well-sourced timeline on the Internet, much of the information that we found out about the events surrounding 9/11 were out of context or unverifiable. Paul's timeline gave us a much-needed measure of clarity when our lives were filled with ambiguities."
-- PATTY CASAZZA , co-chair, September 11th Advocates; member, Family Steering Committee; and wife of John Casazza, WTC Tower One
"Paul Thompson's timeline is an invaluable tool and a must read for anyone who really wants to understand the events of 9/11. One can only hope that the 9/11 Independent Commission's report, with its unprecedented access to millions of documents, is as detailed and thorough as this citizen's account is. If the many questions raised by this book are ever answered, it would go a long way toward making us all safer."
--MINDY KLEINBERG, co-chair, September 11th Advocates; member, Family Steering Committee; and wife of Alan Kleinberg, WTC Tower One
"For all of us who lost our loved ones on 9/11, and for anyone who seeks the truth about what happened on that awful September day, Paul Thompson's timeline is where all research into the subject should begin. I am eternally grateful for Paul's meticulous work and have referred to Thompson's timeline since the beginning of my quest for answers into my husband Ken's death. Thank you, Paul."
--LORIE VAN AUKEN, co-founder, September 11th Advocates; member, Family Steering Committee; and wife of Kenneth Van Auken, WTC Tower One
The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11, by David Ray Griffin
This is an important, extraordinarily well-reasoned and provocative book that should be widely read. Griffin raises disturbing questions that deserve thoughtful and truthful answers from our government."
-- Marcus Raskin, co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies
"David Ray Griffin has done admirable and painstaking research in reviewing the mysteries surrounding the 9-11 attacks. It is the most persuasive argument I have seen for further investigation of the Bush administration's relationship to that historic and troubling event."
-- Howard Zinn, author of A Peoples History of the United States
"David Ray Griffin has written what America may most of all need -- a dispassionate, balanced, and exhaustively researched and documented account of the implausible gaps and misrepresentations of the Bush administration's official story of 9/11. Sensitive to the 'conspiracy theory' mind-stop that has disconnected his fellow Americans from the facts of this history-steering event, Griffin painstakingly marshals the evidence pro and con, and follows it where it leads. A courageously impeccable work."
-- John McMurtry, author of Value Wars: The Global Market versus the Life Economy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph
"It will be painful, and disturbing, to turn the pages of this thoughtful and meticulously researched book. But turn we must. For we owe the truth to those who died, and nothing less."
-- Colleen Kelly, sister of Bill Kelly, jr., who was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11, and co-founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
"This is a very important book, David Ray Griffin's carefully researched and documented study demonstrates a high level of probability that the Bush administration was complicit in allowing 9/11 to happen in order to further war plans that had already been made. A must-read for anyone concerned about American foreign policy under the present administration.
-- Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
"This is a must-read for all who want to get past the conspiracy of silence and mystification that surrounds these events."
-- John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor of Theology, Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University
"That 9/11 has become a defining moment in our history cannot be gainsaid. But its exact significance is an exceedingly contentious question notwithstanding the seeming clarity of prevailing accounts. David Ray Griffin deconstructs those accounts with a host of unresolved puzzles strongly suggestive of some sort of culpable complicity by US officials in the event. His book presents an incontrovertible argument of the need for a genuinely full and independent investigation of that infamous day."
-- Douglas Sturm, Presidential Professor of Religion and Political Science, Emeritus, Bucknell University
"David Griffin's book is an excellent exposé of so many of the deeply troubling questions that must still be answered fully and transparently if democratic control over political and military leaders is to mean anything at all."
-- Michael Meacher, British member of Parliament, and former Minister of the Environment
"This book is as full of research and authoritative notes as a field full of springtime daisies. The author raises frightening questions, and the questions beg for answers. One thing we can conclude for certain. The events surrounding 9/11, both before and after, cannot be simply swept under the rug of conventional wisdom.... This book gives us a foundation to discover the truth, one that we may not wish to hear."
-- Gerry Spence, trial lawyer and author of How to Argue and Win Every Time
"David Griffin's The New Pearl Harbour belongs on the book shelves of all those who, in any way, doubt the veracity of the accounts presented to the public by the Bush administration concerning the worst terrorist attack in America's history. The facts presented in this book are disturbing -- and they should be. Griffin's book goes a long way in answering the age-old question inherent in American political scandals: What did the President know, and when did he know it?"
-- Wayne Madsen, author, journalist, syndicated columnist
"Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor ought to be read by any American who values our democracy and understands the importance of retaining the basic trust of the people for any such democracy to survive over time."
-- Joseph C. Hough, President, Union Theological Seminary in New York
Inside Job, by Jim Marrs
"This sobering book is vital reading for every American patriot. Jim Marrs raises so many important and unanswered questions that, whether or not you believe 9/11 was an inside job, there can be no doubt about the need for us to fight to win our country back from these thieves and criminals in high places. This is hair-raising journalism from a fellow Texan populist."
--Jim Hightower, activist, radio commentator, and author of Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush
"If a Grand Jury is called to review the evidence that Marrs and his colleagues have presented on 9/11, we could reasonably anticipate indictments of members of both the Bush and Clinton administrations."
--Catherine Austin Fitts, former assistant secretary of housing, Bush I
"Jim Marrs is one of our most courageous investigative journalists, one who is willing to ask the many unanswered questions about 9/11 that we all want answered, and to keep asking them until he gets to the truth. To heal the wounds of 9/11--as with any deep emotional wound--it is essential that we ask these questions and come to know the complete truth about what really happened. It is only then that the heart of America can be healed, and only then can we move beyond fear to create a world of peace at this historic time. Inside Job is an essential contribution to that effort. Read it and share it with your friends."
--John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
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