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The events on September 11, 2001, changed the world. It was the excuse for the US government to launch military attacks on seven Middle Eastern countries, causing civilian casualties in the millions and sending waves of Muslim refugees into the Western world. The US government wasted trillions of dollars destroying countries and murdering women and children, while public infrastructure in the US deteriorated, Americans’ homes were foreclosed, and American health needs went unattended. 9/11 was also the excuse for the destruction of the protection that the US Constitution provided to ensure the liberty of the American citizen. Today no American has the protection of the civil liberty that the Constitution guarantees. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/20/freedom-democracy-tyranny/

On Septemer 11, 2001, when a neighbor called and told me to turn on the TV, I stopped what I was doing and turned on the TV. What I saw was the two World Center Towers blowing up. I had often enjoyed lunch in the rooftoop resturant in one of the towers across the street from my Wall Street Journal office.

A miniscule by comparison frail aluminum airliner hit one massive steel tower and then another aluminum airliner hit the other. There were some plumes of orange outside the buildings. Then approximately after one hour, less in one case, more in the other, the two towers exploded floor by floor as they fell into their own footprint.

This was precisely the way the news anchors described what I was seeing. “It looks exactly like a controlled demolition,” the news anchors reported. And indeed it did. As a Georgia Tech student I had witnessed a controlled demolition, and that is what I saw on television, just as that was what the news anchors saw.

Later that day Silverstein who owned, or rather held the lease on the World Trade Center, explained on TV that the free fall collapse in the late afternoon of the third WTC skyscraper, Building 7, into its own footprint was a conscious decision to “pull” the building. Pull is the term used by controlled demolition to describe a building wired with explosives to be destroyed. Building 7 had not been hit by an airliner, and suffered only minor and very limited office fires. Silverstein’s statement was afterwards corrected by authorities to mean that the firemen were pulled from the building. However, many videos show the firemen already out of the building with the fireman stating that the building was going to be brought down.

As there is no doubt whatsoever that Building 7 was wired for demolition, the question is why?

Because Americans are an insouciant and trusting people and confident of the inherent goodness of their country, years passed before even experts noticed that the official story stood in total contraction to known laws of physics, was in total contraction to how buildings collapse from asymetrical damage, and could not have collapsed due to being hit by airliners as the buildings met all code requirements for withstanding airliner collusions. Many did not even know that the third skyscraper, Building 7, had collapsed.

Professor Steven E. Jones, a professor of physics at BYU, was among the first to see that the official story was pure fantasy. His reward for speaking out was to have his tenure contract bought out by BYU, many believe under orders from the federal government backed up with the threat that all federal support of science at BYU would be terminated unless Stephen Jones was.

Cynthia McKinney, a black woman who represented a Georgia congressional district in the US House of Representatives was either much brighter or much braver than her white colleages. She raised obvious questions about 9/11, questions begging to be asked, and lost her seat.

Approximately five years after 9/11, San Francisco architech Richard Gage noticed that the three WTC buildings did not fall down in any way consistent with the official explanation. He formed Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, currently about 3,000 members. This group includes high rise architects and structural engineers who actually are experienced in the construction of skyscrapers. In other words, they are people who know what they are talking about.

These 3,000 experts have said that the official explanation of the collapse of three skyscrapers stands in contradiction to known laws of physics, architecture, and structural engineering

In other words, the official explanation is totally impossible. Only an uneducated and ignorant public can believe the official 9/11 story. The US population fits this description.

A&E for 9/11 Truth is gradually gaining assent from architects and engineers. It is very difficult for an architect or engineer to support the truth, because the American population, which includes patriotic construction companies, whose employees fly American flags on their trucks, don’t want to hire architects and engineers who are “enemies of America aligned with Arab terrorists.” In America, if you tell the truth, you are in great danger of losing your customers and even your life.

Think now about physicists. How many physics faculties do you know that are not dependent on federal grants, usually for military-related work? The same for chemistry. Any physics professor who challenged the official story of 9/11 with the obvious fact that the story contravenes known laws of physics would endanger not only his own career but the careers of his entire department.

Truth in America is extremely costly to express. It comes at a high cost that hardly any can afford.

Our masters know this, and thus they can dispense with truth at will. Moreover, any expert courageous enough to speak the truth is easily branded a “conspiracy theorist.”

Who comes to his defense? Not his colleagues. They want rid of him as quickly as possible. Truth is a threat to their careers. They can’t afford to be associated with truth. In America, truth is a career-killing word.

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In America, truth is becoming a synonym for “Russian agent.” Only Russian Agents tell the truth, which must mean that truth is an enemy of America. Lists are being prepared of websites that speak truth to power and thus are seditious. In the United States today people can lie at will without consequence, but it is deadly to tell the truth.

Support A&E for 9/11 Truth. These are heroic people. 9/11 was the manufactured excuse for the neoconservatives’ 16 years of war crimes against millions of Muslims peoples, remnants of which now seek refuge in Europe.

Neoconservatives are a tiny number of people. No more than a dozen are of any consequence. Yet they have used America to murder millions. And now they are fomenting war with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. The world would never survive such a war.

Are Americans so insouciant that they will stand aside while a dozen neoconservative zionists destroy the world?

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. In general, I very much look forward to reading Mr. Robert’s articles.

    The above article doesn’t add to that pleasure. In particular, I cannot for the life of me imagine how those three buildings could have been wired with enough explosives to affect a demolition of them without anyone in those nearly constantly occupied buildings noticing the planting of explosives and detonators and control wires.

    It just seems impossible that all of that could have transpired without being noticed and exposed.

    LF

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    • Replies: @Amanda
    https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/trade-center-cameras-locks-electricity-turned-off-weekend-before-911/

    This was also covered in Sophia Smallstorm's documentary 9/11 Mysteries: Demolitions
    , @Rurik

    It just seems impossible that all of that could have transpired without being noticed and exposed.
     
    they're counting on that

    but if you look back just a few years, you'll see yet another cowardly false flag act of war was perpetrated by this bestest of buddies ally who the US sends billion$ to each year...

    the attack on the USS Liberty, where they murdered scores of American sailors, (even machine gunning their lifeboats in the water - a war crime) and then covered it all up and lied about it. The complicity for this treacherous act went all the way up the chain of command to president Johnson and his treasonous little Secretary of State- McNamara, who ordered jets that were scrambled to assist the Liberty to return and offer no assistance, twice.

    and the whole affair was covered up and continues to be

    just like the Lavon affair, this is how the cowards in the IDF wage war, by getting American boys and girls to die for their genocidal "shitty little state".

    look at Fox News reporting on the collapse of building seven before it came down

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOVnvFl5jZo

    to this day no one can explain how that building collapsed like that, yet these reporters knew it was going to collapse before it did. Hmmm...
    , @NoseytheDuke
    There are very few people who would openly admit to their intellectual limitations in this way, so a very begrudging bravo for that. Are you going to do anything to address the limitations of which you speak? Now that you've read this have you since bothered to read Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth?

    Also, the number of Neocons involved has been grossly understated.

    , @Realist
    "I cannot for the life of me imagine how those three buildings could have been wired with enough explosives to affect a demolition of them without anyone in those nearly constantly occupied buildings noticing the planting of explosives and detonators and control wires."

    You're kidding right? I don't know whether explosives were planted or not, but the vast majority of Americans have their heads so far up their ass they see and know nothing.
    , @Realist
    What destroyed America is dumb ass Americans.
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  2. An unfortunate first comment. Longfisher, you need to take the time to educate yourself. You could start by reading some of the other 9/11 articles on unz.com, and the comments thereto.

    Also unfortunate is the sloppiness of this latest piece by Mr. Roberts, and I’m speaking just of the typographical errors and incorrect word choices (e.g., “contraction” for “contradiction” — twice). Mr. Unz, I will gladly offer my proofreading and copyediting services free of charge. Please contact me if you are interested.

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    • Replies: @Shitposter
    Also:
    -"Collusions" for "Collisions"
    -"Architech" for "Architect"
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  3. jb says:

    Unz.com damages its credibility when it publishes 9/11 truther bullshit like this.

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    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    So this is what you believe: The Official Version of 9/11

    Directed by a beardy-guy from a cave in Afghanistan, ( This well appointed Suite http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/nether_fictoid3.htm according to the London Times): nineteen hard-drinking, coke-snorting, devout Muslims enjoy lap dances before their mission to meet Allah…

    Using nothing more than craft knifes, they overpower cabin crew, passengers and pilots on four planes…

    And hangover or not, they manage to give the world’s most sophisticated air defense system the slip…

    Unfazed by leaving their “How to Fly a Passenger Jet” guide in the car at the airport, they master the controls in no-time and score direct hits on two towers, causing THREE to collapse completely…

    Our masterminds even manage to overpower the odd law of physics or two… and the world watches in awe as steel-framed buildings fall symmetrically – through their own mass – at free-fall speed, for the first time in history.

    Despite all their dastardly cunning, they stupidly give their identity away by using explosion-proof passports, which survive the fireball undamaged and fall to the ground… only to be discovered by the incredible crime-fighting sleuths at the FBI…

    …Meanwhile down in Washington…

    Hani Hanjour, having previously flunked 2-man Cessna flying school, gets carried away with all the success of the day and suddenly finds incredible abilities behind the controls of a Boeing…

    Instead of flying straight down into the large roof area of the Pentagon, he decides to show off a little…

    Executing an incredible 270 degree downward spiral, he levels off to hit the low facade of the world’s most heavily defended building…

    …all without a single shot being fired…. or ruining the nicely mowed lawn… and all at a speed just too fast to capture on video…

    …Later, in the skies above Pennsylvania…

    So desperate to talk to loved ones before their death, some passengers use sheer willpower to connect mobile calls that otherwise would not be possible until several years later…

    And following a heroic attempt by some to retake control of Flight 93, it crashes into a Shankesville field leaving no trace of engines, fuselage or occupants… except for the standard issue Muslim terrorists bandana…

    …Further south in Florida…

    President Bush, our brave Commander-in-Chief continues to read “My Pet Goat” to a class full of primary school children… shrugging off the obvious possibility that his life could be in imminent danger…

    …In New York…

    World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein blesses his own foresight in insuring the buildings against terrorist attack only six weeks previously…

    While back in Washington, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz shake their heads in disbelief at their own luck in getting the ‘New Pearl Harbor’ catalyzing event they so desired to pursue their agenda of world domination…

    And finally, not to be disturbed too much by reports of their own deaths, at least seven of our nineteen suicide hijackers turn up alive and kicking in mainstream media reports…
    , @The Scalpel
    Thats a great argument you put forth there.
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  4. Lunched often at Windows on the World? Wow, WSJ pay must have been much better than I thought. I was but a mere banker, so I and my colleages would only pop across the street to WoW for drinks from time to time.

    Better lunch was the small deli across the street that made great Cubano sandwiches. Around the corner was the Irish pub where we’d do karaoke. Those and quite a few small businesses that represented real America despite being in the financial district of NYC were buried in the debris of the falling towers. My last NYC office was sliced into by the falling facade of WTC-2, in which I had previously worked but had been poached away to across the street. Talk about irony.

    My favourite WoW story: We went for drinks and were enjoying the view when Sandy Weill and his entourage showed up. One of his crew decided they wanted our seats, and dispatched the help to move us along. We declined to leave but invited them to join us, which they did … you could still do that in the America of 1998, in which there was a small contingent of Blue Blazered security teams on hand at places like this to deal with the proles, but I suppose nowadays they would have had flack-jacketed storm troopers taser us and drag us away. 911 did indeed change America for the worse, but only because we let that be done to us by our so-called leaders.

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  5. Amanda says:
    @longfisher
    In general, I very much look forward to reading Mr. Robert's articles.

    The above article doesn't add to that pleasure. In particular, I cannot for the life of me imagine how those three buildings could have been wired with enough explosives to affect a demolition of them without anyone in those nearly constantly occupied buildings noticing the planting of explosives and detonators and control wires.

    It just seems impossible that all of that could have transpired without being noticed and exposed.

    LF

    https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/trade-center-cameras-locks-electricity-turned-off-weekend-before-911/

    This was also covered in Sophia Smallstorm’s documentary 9/11 Mysteries: Demolitions

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    Thank you so much, Amanda, for providing this link.

    Paul Craig Roberts could have gone on for pages more in describing the anomalies and contradictions of the official 9/11 conspiracy theory. I would urge all curious Americans to look into this fascinating subject; if they keep exploring, they will find themselves sitting next to Neo and Morpheus inside the Nebuchadnezzar.

    Perhaps most salient is the research of Dr. Neils Harrit of Denmark relating to the presence of nanothermite particles in the WTC debris dust.

    It's ironic that the American MSM "presstitutes" (PCR's favorite word) drone on endlessly about the tyranny of North Korea while the US becomes more and more like a totalitarian state with every passing decade. The Vault 7 documents newly released by Wikileaks would have had Patrick Henry thundering about the threat to American liberty. Most Americans, tragically, would rather plug into the Matrix, following the choreographed antics of the Kardashians on their cellphones or tablets.

    The fact that Trump is now going after Wikileaks shows his true allegiance: Ex-"God-Emperor" Donald Cuck now looks like a cuck, walks like a cuck, and quacks like a cuck. Therefore, he is a cuck.

    I am following a newly-established practice of refusing to rise for or sing the Star Spangled Banner. It describes the US as "the land of the free and the home of the brave". That is now manifestly false. It's a lie and a fake litmus test for American patriotism: In Bizarro World (our world), the true patriots would not sing the National Anthem. Sitting quietly and remaining silent is not illegal (yet).

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  6. eD says:

    Building 7 had a number of sensitive government agencies located within it, and unlike the other WTC buildings as part of the normal street grid and next to other buildings. It would have been “wired for demolition”, almost when it was constructed, to prevent compromising materials from emerging from the wreckage if anything happened, plus to keep any fire from spreading to the other buildings.

    I’ve made the same comment on the other threads on this subject that come up now and again at Ron Unz’s site. The government would not want the public to know that many of the skyscrapers that they might be working in were wired for demolition on construction, but given the obvious problem of a skyscraper toppling over into other buildings in a disaster, it makes sense that this would be normal practice. With WTC 7 the issue was more what was in there instead of the height, though the building was fairly tall. With WTC 1 and WTC 2 you have the added issue of any demolition call being made while lots of people were still inside, especially if it emerged later that the call was made in error and either building could have stood, if damaged.

    Scenarios of the complex being structurally damaged by (accidental) plane crashes, a hurricane, or terrorist attacks were all possible. There actually had been a terrorist attack in 1993, and Sandy would later hit that area.

    What the 9-11 truthers miss is that even if were proven beyond any uncertainty that any or all of the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition, it wouldn’t prove what they think it would prove. There are more plausible reasons to both do this and to keep it secret than as part of a false flag operation. And we already know that the government and media are witholding information about the event, so this is something of a red herring.

    This is a minor nitpick, but while the approach by the second plane to the south tower was broadcast live on TV, there was no such broadcast of the first plane, and video of the first plane hitting the north tower emerged well after the event. The initial reports had the plane being much smaller than later believed. But no one would have seen footage of a plane impacting the north tower on September 11th. I saw the towers burning live (not on TV) and just assumed that someone had set off a bomb like in 1993, though I wondered how they got it to the upper stories.

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    "like in '93". Complements of the FBI?

    WTC7 completed in '87. When were the leases of these sensitive agencies signed?

    Of course, all important evidentiary documents of the non sensitive tenants had to be destroyed. They weren't of consideration.

    Demolish an entire building? What event(s) did they have in mind that would set off this doomsday reaction? A Yinon planned event for Iraq, Syria? Did they forget to 'pull' the pentagon?

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  7. @Amanda
    https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/trade-center-cameras-locks-electricity-turned-off-weekend-before-911/

    This was also covered in Sophia Smallstorm's documentary 9/11 Mysteries: Demolitions

    Thank you so much, Amanda, for providing this link.

    Paul Craig Roberts could have gone on for pages more in describing the anomalies and contradictions of the official 9/11 conspiracy theory. I would urge all curious Americans to look into this fascinating subject; if they keep exploring, they will find themselves sitting next to Neo and Morpheus inside the Nebuchadnezzar.

    Perhaps most salient is the research of Dr. Neils Harrit of Denmark relating to the presence of nanothermite particles in the WTC debris dust.

    It’s ironic that the American MSM “presstitutes” (PCR’s favorite word) drone on endlessly about the tyranny of North Korea while the US becomes more and more like a totalitarian state with every passing decade. The Vault 7 documents newly released by Wikileaks would have had Patrick Henry thundering about the threat to American liberty. Most Americans, tragically, would rather plug into the Matrix, following the choreographed antics of the Kardashians on their cellphones or tablets.

    The fact that Trump is now going after Wikileaks shows his true allegiance: Ex-”God-Emperor” Donald Cuck now looks like a cuck, walks like a cuck, and quacks like a cuck. Therefore, he is a cuck.

    I am following a newly-established practice of refusing to rise for or sing the Star Spangled Banner. It describes the US as “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. That is now manifestly false. It’s a lie and a fake litmus test for American patriotism: In Bizarro World (our world), the true patriots would not sing the National Anthem. Sitting quietly and remaining silent is not illegal (yet).

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  8. @eD
    Building 7 had a number of sensitive government agencies located within it, and unlike the other WTC buildings as part of the normal street grid and next to other buildings. It would have been "wired for demolition", almost when it was constructed, to prevent compromising materials from emerging from the wreckage if anything happened, plus to keep any fire from spreading to the other buildings.

    I've made the same comment on the other threads on this subject that come up now and again at Ron Unz's site. The government would not want the public to know that many of the skyscrapers that they might be working in were wired for demolition on construction, but given the obvious problem of a skyscraper toppling over into other buildings in a disaster, it makes sense that this would be normal practice. With WTC 7 the issue was more what was in there instead of the height, though the building was fairly tall. With WTC 1 and WTC 2 you have the added issue of any demolition call being made while lots of people were still inside, especially if it emerged later that the call was made in error and either building could have stood, if damaged.

    Scenarios of the complex being structurally damaged by (accidental) plane crashes, a hurricane, or terrorist attacks were all possible. There actually had been a terrorist attack in 1993, and Sandy would later hit that area.

    What the 9-11 truthers miss is that even if were proven beyond any uncertainty that any or all of the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition, it wouldn't prove what they think it would prove. There are more plausible reasons to both do this and to keep it secret than as part of a false flag operation. And we already know that the government and media are witholding information about the event, so this is something of a red herring.

    This is a minor nitpick, but while the approach by the second plane to the south tower was broadcast live on TV, there was no such broadcast of the first plane, and video of the first plane hitting the north tower emerged well after the event. The initial reports had the plane being much smaller than later believed. But no one would have seen footage of a plane impacting the north tower on September 11th. I saw the towers burning live (not on TV) and just assumed that someone had set off a bomb like in 1993, though I wondered how they got it to the upper stories.

    “like in ’93″. Complements of the FBI?

    WTC7 completed in ’87. When were the leases of these sensitive agencies signed?

    Of course, all important evidentiary documents of the non sensitive tenants had to be destroyed. They weren’t of consideration.

    Demolish an entire building? What event(s) did they have in mind that would set off this doomsday reaction? A Yinon planned event for Iraq, Syria? Did they forget to ‘pull’ the pentagon?

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  9. 9/11 Destroyed America. It’s a feature not a bug. And notice the past tense. The republic we still refer to as America even though it’s just a country in one of three Americas is gone.

    I appreciate your continuing efforts to debunk the official lies about 9/11. But something about pearls and swine comes to mind. Besides, it’s too late. The damage cannot be undone.

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    Hi Working Class,

    9-11 may not have destroyed America..but it certainly TRANSFORMED America...in almost the exact same way Weimar Germany was transformed by the Reichstad Fire "terror attack" in 1933.

    The behavior of Germany right after the "Reichstag fire", and that country's complete metamorphosis into a totalitarian , militarized, police state, complete with a wholly propagandized and dishonest media , and determined, at all costs, to conquer and RULE the world through "wars of aggression"...seems almost to function as an exacting "template" for the behavior of the USA ,post 9-11.

    Our own "Patriot Act" is almost a carbon copy of the "Reichstag Fire Decree" which saw the Nazis rise to power..... much in the same our beloved "Neocons" have risen to power, here..

    I wonder what is to become of us all....and I wonder too, how will historians look back on our tragic age in thirty years time....if we even make it that long.

    It is truly a sad moment in history, isn't it ?

    I always felt, deep in my bones, that we, the greatest nation on earth, would never succumb to this level of terror fraud and tyranny..

    But alas, we have.

    So sad.

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  10. alexander says:
    @WorkingClass
    9/11 Destroyed America. It's a feature not a bug. And notice the past tense. The republic we still refer to as America even though it's just a country in one of three Americas is gone.

    I appreciate your continuing efforts to debunk the official lies about 9/11. But something about pearls and swine comes to mind. Besides, it's too late. The damage cannot be undone.

    Hi Working Class,

    9-11 may not have destroyed America..but it certainly TRANSFORMED America…in almost the exact same way Weimar Germany was transformed by the Reichstad Fire “terror attack” in 1933.

    The behavior of Germany right after the “Reichstag fire”, and that country’s complete metamorphosis into a totalitarian , militarized, police state, complete with a wholly propagandized and dishonest media , and determined, at all costs, to conquer and RULE the world through “wars of aggression”…seems almost to function as an exacting “template” for the behavior of the USA ,post 9-11.

    Our own “Patriot Act” is almost a carbon copy of the “Reichstag Fire Decree” which saw the Nazis rise to power….. much in the same our beloved “Neocons” have risen to power, here..

    I wonder what is to become of us all….and I wonder too, how will historians look back on our tragic age in thirty years time….if we even make it that long.

    It is truly a sad moment in history, isn’t it ?

    I always felt, deep in my bones, that we, the greatest nation on earth, would never succumb to this level of terror fraud and tyranny..

    But alas, we have.

    So sad.

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  11. nickels says:

    I have to admit, my first thought on that day was “How could this have happened without it being detected and stopped either in process or before hand.”
    This was a year or so after that movie ‘Enemy of the State’, which made it seem like the gov could detect just about anything in advance.
    So I wrote the whole thing off in my mind as ‘well I guess the true gov just isn’t advanced as they were in that movie’.
    Who knows, maybe the movie was intentionally run as a sort of pre-conditioner.

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  12. MarkinLA says:

    America was destroyed long before 9/11. It started right after the end of WWII and continued unabated. We just have the technology now to watch everybody.

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  13. Old fogey says:

    Please note that all seven World Trade Center buildings were destroyed, not just the three mentioned by Dr. Roberts, and that not one of any of the other skyscrapers in the tightly-built vicinity were destroyed (though one was damaged severely on its front side). We saw videos of two attacks by airplanes and no one to my knowledge has ever really seriously tried to tie in the destruction of all seven of the buildings to those airplanes.

    I applaud Dr. Roberts for trying to keep our attention focused on this attack and its effects on the world stage. Very few public intellectuals have had the courage to do so.

    The list of items one is not permitted to question without being labelled a “denier” continues to grow. First, was the JFK assassination, then the actual number of Jews killed in WWII, then the World Trade Center, and now we have carbon dioxide levels and the climate and childhood vaccinations.

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  14. Rurik says:
    @longfisher
    In general, I very much look forward to reading Mr. Robert's articles.

    The above article doesn't add to that pleasure. In particular, I cannot for the life of me imagine how those three buildings could have been wired with enough explosives to affect a demolition of them without anyone in those nearly constantly occupied buildings noticing the planting of explosives and detonators and control wires.

    It just seems impossible that all of that could have transpired without being noticed and exposed.

    LF

    It just seems impossible that all of that could have transpired without being noticed and exposed.

    they’re counting on that

    but if you look back just a few years, you’ll see yet another cowardly false flag act of war was perpetrated by this bestest of buddies ally who the US sends billion$ to each year…

    the attack on the USS Liberty, where they murdered scores of American sailors, (even machine gunning their lifeboats in the water – a war crime) and then covered it all up and lied about it. The complicity for this treacherous act went all the way up the chain of command to president Johnson and his treasonous little Secretary of State- McNamara, who ordered jets that were scrambled to assist the Liberty to return and offer no assistance, twice.

    and the whole affair was covered up and continues to be

    just like the Lavon affair, this is how the cowards in the IDF wage war, by getting American boys and girls to die for their genocidal “shitty little state”.

    look at Fox News reporting on the collapse of building seven before it came down

    to this day no one can explain how that building collapsed like that, yet these reporters knew it was going to collapse before it did. Hmmm…

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  15. @jb
    Unz.com damages its credibility when it publishes 9/11 truther bullshit like this.

    So this is what you believe: The Official Version of 9/11

    Directed by a beardy-guy from a cave in Afghanistan, ( This well appointed Suite http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/nether_fictoid3.htm according to the London Times): nineteen hard-drinking, coke-snorting, devout Muslims enjoy lap dances before their mission to meet Allah…

    Using nothing more than craft knifes, they overpower cabin crew, passengers and pilots on four planes…

    And hangover or not, they manage to give the world’s most sophisticated air defense system the slip…

    Unfazed by leaving their “How to Fly a Passenger Jet” guide in the car at the airport, they master the controls in no-time and score direct hits on two towers, causing THREE to collapse completely…

    Our masterminds even manage to overpower the odd law of physics or two… and the world watches in awe as steel-framed buildings fall symmetrically – through their own mass – at free-fall speed, for the first time in history.

    Despite all their dastardly cunning, they stupidly give their identity away by using explosion-proof passports, which survive the fireball undamaged and fall to the ground… only to be discovered by the incredible crime-fighting sleuths at the FBI…

    …Meanwhile down in Washington…

    Hani Hanjour, having previously flunked 2-man Cessna flying school, gets carried away with all the success of the day and suddenly finds incredible abilities behind the controls of a Boeing…

    Instead of flying straight down into the large roof area of the Pentagon, he decides to show off a little…

    Executing an incredible 270 degree downward spiral, he levels off to hit the low facade of the world’s most heavily defended building…

    …all without a single shot being fired…. or ruining the nicely mowed lawn… and all at a speed just too fast to capture on video…

    …Later, in the skies above Pennsylvania…

    So desperate to talk to loved ones before their death, some passengers use sheer willpower to connect mobile calls that otherwise would not be possible until several years later…

    And following a heroic attempt by some to retake control of Flight 93, it crashes into a Shankesville field leaving no trace of engines, fuselage or occupants… except for the standard issue Muslim terrorists bandana…

    …Further south in Florida…

    President Bush, our brave Commander-in-Chief continues to read “My Pet Goat” to a class full of primary school children… shrugging off the obvious possibility that his life could be in imminent danger…

    …In New York…

    World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein blesses his own foresight in insuring the buildings against terrorist attack only six weeks previously…

    While back in Washington, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz shake their heads in disbelief at their own luck in getting the ‘New Pearl Harbor’ catalyzing event they so desired to pursue their agenda of world domination…

    And finally, not to be disturbed too much by reports of their own deaths, at least seven of our nineteen suicide hijackers turn up alive and kicking in mainstream media reports…

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    "they manage to give the world’s most sophisticated air defense system the slip…": on the contrary, the US was not organised to defend its own airspace. If you think it was you haven't read enough about the events of that day.

    It's striking, though, that nobody seems to have complained about how the world's most extravagant air force could have done such a lousy job.
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  16. dcite says:

    Unfazed by leaving their “How to Fly a Passenger Jet” guide in the car at the airport, they master the controls in no-time and score direct hits on two towers, causing THREE to collapse completely…

    If this were a movie (and I think the script was written with Hollywood in mind) it alone would be worth the price of admission. To be fair though, the third was “pulled” by Silverstein, apparently out of empathy for the fall of the first two.

    I knew two planes couldn’t bring down buildings that size. Just common sense which our controllers constantly violate without penalty.

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  17. @longfisher
    In general, I very much look forward to reading Mr. Robert's articles.

    The above article doesn't add to that pleasure. In particular, I cannot for the life of me imagine how those three buildings could have been wired with enough explosives to affect a demolition of them without anyone in those nearly constantly occupied buildings noticing the planting of explosives and detonators and control wires.

    It just seems impossible that all of that could have transpired without being noticed and exposed.

    LF

    There are very few people who would openly admit to their intellectual limitations in this way, so a very begrudging bravo for that. Are you going to do anything to address the limitations of which you speak? Now that you’ve read this have you since bothered to read Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth?

    Also, the number of Neocons involved has been grossly understated.

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  18. Ronnie says:

    Dear Dr. Roberts – I believe everything you write – it is obvious to me – but please do not use the word “insouciant” – its use dilutes your arguments – Americans as a rule do not know this word as it is quite exotic – use a simpler word like “indifferent” – or too intimidated to consider – you are right – Americans are mostly too intimidated or afraid to consider the conspiracy theories that are often the real truth – calling them conspiracy theories and classifying those who promote the theories as worse than “nuts”, is the government’s way to dismiss these truths and force people to avoid such discussions as unpatriotic and disloyal. Your efforts are singularly unique, brave and inspiring. You are the ultimate patriot. Thank you. Ron

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  19. New from my blog:

    Apr 23, 2017 – More 9-11

    I know that people are tired of 9-11 mysteries, but each time I look for something, like a photograph of an airliner flying toward the Pentagon, I find more interesting stuff. For example, this on-line forum from 2012 includes this from airline pilot Dennis Cimino:

    projectavalon.net/forum4/archive/index.php/t-42516.html?s=4da36c292df03ab93fba1b92a0b2ddb2

    “On September 11, 2001, we were told by the U.S. government that at 9:38 a.m. on that day, a Boeing 757 jetliner impacted the building at a speed of approximately 465 knots after executing a 330 degree turn for no apparent reason any sane person can think of, as the building is highly distinguishable from virtually any altitude above 2000 feet for several miles. The official story has the flight path just to the side of the west wing of the White House, which in any person’s estimation is a significantly more important target than is the building that houses the military managers who run the Military Industrial Complex. We were also told that nobody could have foreseen this type of attack, even though just a year earlier, a drill was held, and a nearly identical B-757 American Airlines plane was flown by Chuck Burlingame himself, as the Pentagon ran a preparedness drill to simulate such an attack: “Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise”, 24-26 October 2000″

    _____________________

    I had never read about this. As the “hijacker” approached the Pentagon, this “amateur pilot” who had never flown an airliner, didn’t simply crash down into the huge complex. He flew past and saw the White House dead ahead, but decided that was not a good target, so began a complex, steep diving turn back to the Pentagon in hopes of killing a few unimportant bureaucrats. He executed this perfectly, but didn’t choose to crash into the center to hit the “inner ring” where senior leaders work, but aimed for the outer wall in a mostly vacated area of the Pentagon undergoing renovation, so only 125 of the 26,000 who work in that building were killed. Finally, he somehow jammed the Pentagon’s air defense systems, evaded recording by dozens of security cameras, and folded the aircraft wings as he crashed since no wing impact marks were left on each side of hole in the Pentagon.

    And Captain Cimino added:

    “So, on September 11, 2001, what took place was a plane that was not a scheduled air carrier flight, per the Bureau of Transportation Statistics or BTS database, departed Boston’s Logan Field from a departure gate that does not match the coordinates transmitted by the ACARS system, as well as stored in the provided by the N.T.S.B., flight data recorder records, on that non-scheduled American Airlines flight, aka ‘FLT 77’ per the government’s submission, and this plane left Boston’s Logan Airport with a hijacker on board who was capable of flying a very sophisticated and complex airplane that the average pilot in the F.A.A. pilot registry could probably not really fly with such precision. This plane took off, climbed to it’s cruise altitude, and then over W. Virginia, was hijacked in 3 minutes time, and then executed a ‘standard rate’ turn which no hijacker would have performed with such precision, and immediately turned inbound to the perfect heading that would take it directly to the Pentagon, even though for hijackers to do this, would have meant they would have had to know exactly where the aircraft was immediately — and I do mean, IMMEDIATELY — and then have the requisite knowledge of how to re-program the complicated FMS computers in the aircraft to display target area data to them, because as you might have guessed, they did not bring their own GPS system with them on the planes that would have given them immediate positional information as well as a much more immediate way of turning the plane onto a magnetic heading that would take it to Washington, D.C. from that nice precise standard rate turnaround in the skies over West Virginia. Impressed? I sure am, as would be many B-757 line captains who fly this airplane every day, especially with the level of complexity the FMS or Flight Management System on that airplane.”

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    This is absolutely fascinating to read, Carlton.

    Thanks for sharing it.

    I also recall ,the unanimous certainty by our media and our government of Bin Laden's complicity in 9-11 ...

    It seemed at the time, that only the FBI had refrained from having such convictions, considering their Bin Laden blotter did not include 9-11 , as among Bin Laden's known terror attacks.

    When an FBI spokesman was questioned as to why 9-11 was NOT listed, he stated quite simply the FBI had "no evidence" to support the claim.

    "EVIDENCE" of Bin Laden's complicity was also requested by the government of Afghanistan, prior to our invasion and occupation there.

    The government of Afghanistan stated they had Bin Laden, and would hand him over to US authorities if we furnished, to them, the "evidence" of his culpability.

    One imagines, given the trillions of taxpayer dollars squandered on the neverending folly that is the occupation of Afghanistan , Americans would have preferred, by a country mile, our government acted "responsibly" and coughed up the evidence, at the time.....so Bin Laden could have been released into our custody.

    We could have paraded the captured and "guilty" Bin Laden down Fifth Avenue, then deposited him in federal prison at a cost of no more than 10 million dollars to the taxpayer.

    But instead, we invaded, without "furnishing the evidence"...and squandered a heinous chunk of our nations treasure , in the process.

    This type of behavior, on the part of our government, thoroughly corrodes the belief we are acting as the "worlds policeman" , doesn't it ?

    Since 9-11, every single war we have initiated , as the alleged "worlds policeman", ,seems to have lacked all the real"evidence" a police officer might need, for starting it in the first place.

    So what does that make us ?

    Aside from now being a whopping 20 trillion in the hole ?

    What have we become,...... and what good have we done, ........anywhere ?
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  20. Realist says:
    @longfisher
    In general, I very much look forward to reading Mr. Robert's articles.

    The above article doesn't add to that pleasure. In particular, I cannot for the life of me imagine how those three buildings could have been wired with enough explosives to affect a demolition of them without anyone in those nearly constantly occupied buildings noticing the planting of explosives and detonators and control wires.

    It just seems impossible that all of that could have transpired without being noticed and exposed.

    LF

    “I cannot for the life of me imagine how those three buildings could have been wired with enough explosives to affect a demolition of them without anyone in those nearly constantly occupied buildings noticing the planting of explosives and detonators and control wires.”

    You’re kidding right? I don’t know whether explosives were planted or not, but the vast majority of Americans have their heads so far up their ass they see and know nothing.

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  21. Realist says:
    @longfisher
    In general, I very much look forward to reading Mr. Robert's articles.

    The above article doesn't add to that pleasure. In particular, I cannot for the life of me imagine how those three buildings could have been wired with enough explosives to affect a demolition of them without anyone in those nearly constantly occupied buildings noticing the planting of explosives and detonators and control wires.

    It just seems impossible that all of that could have transpired without being noticed and exposed.

    LF

    What destroyed America is dumb ass Americans.

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  22. 9/11 Destroyed America

    No, it did not. The America of Mr Robert’s fantasies never existed. Lincoln, in fact, proved that it never did.

    Besides, the anti-federalists were 99% correct.

    Patrick Henry boycotted the Constitutional Convention saying, “I smell a rat.”

    “Amos Singletary, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, looked upon the Constitution as an obvious effort of the “rich and well born” to get a stranglehold upon the common people:

    These lawyers, and men of learning, and monied men, that talk so smoothly, to make us, poor illiterate people, swallow down the pill, expect to get into Congress themselves; they expect to be the managers of this Constitution, and get all the power and all the money into their own hands, and then they will swallow up all us little folks, like the great Leviathan, Mr. President; yes, just as the whale swallowed up Jonah. This is what I am afraid of.”

    Harry Elmer Barnes , A Glance at the Fathers,
    In The American Mercury, January 1926, pp. 23-30

    http://www.unz.org/Pub/AmMercury-1926jan-00023

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  23. The constitution fanatics would do well to get a grip.

    My mind revolts, in many instances, against the Constitution of the United States. Indeed, I am afraid it will turn out the vilest of all traps that ever was set to ensnare the freedom of an unsuspecting people.

    William Maclay, June 14th, 1789 Journal of William Maclay, United States Senator from Pennsylvania, 1789-1791

    CHAPTER II. THE FIRST TARIFF DEBATE. Page 75

    Maclay kept a diary of Senate proceedings which at that time were conducted entirely behind closed doors.

    https://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?hlaw:10:./temp/~ammem_VefT::

    Ever wonder why the proceedings were conducted behind closed doors?

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  24. alexander says:
    @Carlton Meyer
    New from my blog:

    Apr 23, 2017 - More 9-11

    I know that people are tired of 9-11 mysteries, but each time I look for something, like a photograph of an airliner flying toward the Pentagon, I find more interesting stuff. For example, this on-line forum from 2012 includes this from airline pilot Dennis Cimino:

    projectavalon.net/forum4/archive/index.php/t-42516.html?s=4da36c292df03ab93fba1b92a0b2ddb2

    "On September 11, 2001, we were told by the U.S. government that at 9:38 a.m. on that day, a Boeing 757 jetliner impacted the building at a speed of approximately 465 knots after executing a 330 degree turn for no apparent reason any sane person can think of, as the building is highly distinguishable from virtually any altitude above 2000 feet for several miles. The official story has the flight path just to the side of the west wing of the White House, which in any person’s estimation is a significantly more important target than is the building that houses the military managers who run the Military Industrial Complex. We were also told that nobody could have foreseen this type of attack, even though just a year earlier, a drill was held, and a nearly identical B-757 American Airlines plane was flown by Chuck Burlingame himself, as the Pentagon ran a preparedness drill to simulate such an attack: "Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise", 24-26 October 2000"

    _____________________

    I had never read about this. As the "hijacker" approached the Pentagon, this "amateur pilot" who had never flown an airliner, didn't simply crash down into the huge complex. He flew past and saw the White House dead ahead, but decided that was not a good target, so began a complex, steep diving turn back to the Pentagon in hopes of killing a few unimportant bureaucrats. He executed this perfectly, but didn't choose to crash into the center to hit the "inner ring" where senior leaders work, but aimed for the outer wall in a mostly vacated area of the Pentagon undergoing renovation, so only 125 of the 26,000 who work in that building were killed. Finally, he somehow jammed the Pentagon's air defense systems, evaded recording by dozens of security cameras, and folded the aircraft wings as he crashed since no wing impact marks were left on each side of hole in the Pentagon.

    And Captain Cimino added:

    "So, on September 11, 2001, what took place was a plane that was not a scheduled air carrier flight, per the Bureau of Transportation Statistics or BTS database, departed Boston’s Logan Field from a departure gate that does not match the coordinates transmitted by the ACARS system, as well as stored in the provided by the N.T.S.B., flight data recorder records, on that non-scheduled American Airlines flight, aka ‘FLT 77’ per the government’s submission, and this plane left Boston’s Logan Airport with a hijacker on board who was capable of flying a very sophisticated and complex airplane that the average pilot in the F.A.A. pilot registry could probably not really fly with such precision. This plane took off, climbed to it’s cruise altitude, and then over W. Virginia, was hijacked in 3 minutes time, and then executed a ‘standard rate’ turn which no hijacker would have performed with such precision, and immediately turned inbound to the perfect heading that would take it directly to the Pentagon, even though for hijackers to do this, would have meant they would have had to know exactly where the aircraft was immediately — and I do mean, IMMEDIATELY — and then have the requisite knowledge of how to re-program the complicated FMS computers in the aircraft to display target area data to them, because as you might have guessed, they did not bring their own GPS system with them on the planes that would have given them immediate positional information as well as a much more immediate way of turning the plane onto a magnetic heading that would take it to Washington, D.C. from that nice precise standard rate turnaround in the skies over West Virginia. Impressed? I sure am, as would be many B-757 line captains who fly this airplane every day, especially with the level of complexity the FMS or Flight Management System on that airplane."

    This is absolutely fascinating to read, Carlton.

    Thanks for sharing it.

    I also recall ,the unanimous certainty by our media and our government of Bin Laden’s complicity in 9-11 …

    It seemed at the time, that only the FBI had refrained from having such convictions, considering their Bin Laden blotter did not include 9-11 , as among Bin Laden’s known terror attacks.

    When an FBI spokesman was questioned as to why 9-11 was NOT listed, he stated quite simply the FBI had “no evidence” to support the claim.

    “EVIDENCE” of Bin Laden’s complicity was also requested by the government of Afghanistan, prior to our invasion and occupation there.

    The government of Afghanistan stated they had Bin Laden, and would hand him over to US authorities if we furnished, to them, the “evidence” of his culpability.

    One imagines, given the trillions of taxpayer dollars squandered on the neverending folly that is the occupation of Afghanistan , Americans would have preferred, by a country mile, our government acted “responsibly” and coughed up the evidence, at the time…..so Bin Laden could have been released into our custody.

    We could have paraded the captured and “guilty” Bin Laden down Fifth Avenue, then deposited him in federal prison at a cost of no more than 10 million dollars to the taxpayer.

    But instead, we invaded, without “furnishing the evidence”…and squandered a heinous chunk of our nations treasure , in the process.

    This type of behavior, on the part of our government, thoroughly corrodes the belief we are acting as the “worlds policeman” , doesn’t it ?

    Since 9-11, every single war we have initiated , as the alleged “worlds policeman”, ,seems to have lacked all the real”evidence” a police officer might need, for starting it in the first place.

    So what does that make us ?

    Aside from now being a whopping 20 trillion in the hole ?

    What have we become,…… and what good have we done, ……..anywhere ?

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  25. dearieme says:
    @Bill Jones
    So this is what you believe: The Official Version of 9/11

    Directed by a beardy-guy from a cave in Afghanistan, ( This well appointed Suite http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/nether_fictoid3.htm according to the London Times): nineteen hard-drinking, coke-snorting, devout Muslims enjoy lap dances before their mission to meet Allah…

    Using nothing more than craft knifes, they overpower cabin crew, passengers and pilots on four planes…

    And hangover or not, they manage to give the world’s most sophisticated air defense system the slip…

    Unfazed by leaving their “How to Fly a Passenger Jet” guide in the car at the airport, they master the controls in no-time and score direct hits on two towers, causing THREE to collapse completely…

    Our masterminds even manage to overpower the odd law of physics or two… and the world watches in awe as steel-framed buildings fall symmetrically – through their own mass – at free-fall speed, for the first time in history.

    Despite all their dastardly cunning, they stupidly give their identity away by using explosion-proof passports, which survive the fireball undamaged and fall to the ground… only to be discovered by the incredible crime-fighting sleuths at the FBI…

    …Meanwhile down in Washington…

    Hani Hanjour, having previously flunked 2-man Cessna flying school, gets carried away with all the success of the day and suddenly finds incredible abilities behind the controls of a Boeing…

    Instead of flying straight down into the large roof area of the Pentagon, he decides to show off a little…

    Executing an incredible 270 degree downward spiral, he levels off to hit the low facade of the world’s most heavily defended building…

    …all without a single shot being fired…. or ruining the nicely mowed lawn… and all at a speed just too fast to capture on video…

    …Later, in the skies above Pennsylvania…

    So desperate to talk to loved ones before their death, some passengers use sheer willpower to connect mobile calls that otherwise would not be possible until several years later…

    And following a heroic attempt by some to retake control of Flight 93, it crashes into a Shankesville field leaving no trace of engines, fuselage or occupants… except for the standard issue Muslim terrorists bandana…

    …Further south in Florida…

    President Bush, our brave Commander-in-Chief continues to read “My Pet Goat” to a class full of primary school children… shrugging off the obvious possibility that his life could be in imminent danger…

    …In New York…

    World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein blesses his own foresight in insuring the buildings against terrorist attack only six weeks previously…

    While back in Washington, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz shake their heads in disbelief at their own luck in getting the ‘New Pearl Harbor’ catalyzing event they so desired to pursue their agenda of world domination…

    And finally, not to be disturbed too much by reports of their own deaths, at least seven of our nineteen suicide hijackers turn up alive and kicking in mainstream media reports…

    “they manage to give the world’s most sophisticated air defense system the slip…”: on the contrary, the US was not organised to defend its own airspace. If you think it was you haven’t read enough about the events of that day.

    It’s striking, though, that nobody seems to have complained about how the world’s most extravagant air force could have done such a lousy job.

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  26. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @jb
    Unz.com damages its credibility when it publishes 9/11 truther bullshit like this.

    Thats a great argument you put forth there.

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    I wasn't trying to make an argument, just stating a fact that is self evident to anyone with any sense, in the hope that Ron Unz peruses the comment sections occasionally. Ron is the only one I really have an argument with here. Arguing with truthers is very much like arguing with creationists; an entertaining way to pass some time, but basically pointless.
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  27. Another ringer from PCR! Keep ‘em coming …

    Many did not even know that the third skyscraper, Building 7, had collapsed.

    Until about 6 years ago, I was one of them. Once I found out about Building 7, however, I started doing a little research on the internet about 9/11, and I rapidly became a truther myself.

    Truth in America is extremely costly to express. It comes at a high cost that hardly any can afford.

    That’s no joke. Thank god for the internet, our digital samizdat.

    Are Americans so insouciant that they will stand aside while a dozen neoconservative zionists destroy the world?

    Well, sadly, that’s what we’ve been doing for years now. I’m afraid 9/11 is no exception to the rule: https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it

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  28. No it wasn’t. It was Pearl Harbor.

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  29. @David Bauer
    An unfortunate first comment. Longfisher, you need to take the time to educate yourself. You could start by reading some of the other 9/11 articles on unz.com, and the comments thereto.

    Also unfortunate is the sloppiness of this latest piece by Mr. Roberts, and I'm speaking just of the typographical errors and incorrect word choices (e.g., "contraction" for "contradiction" -- twice). Mr. Unz, I will gladly offer my proofreading and copyediting services free of charge. Please contact me if you are interested.

    Also:
    -”Collusions” for “Collisions”
    -”Architech” for “Architect”

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  30. utu says:

    Mossad Expert Accidentally Tells Truth in ‘Freudian Slip’?

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  31. Sparkon says:

    Paul Craig Roberts wrote:

    A miniscule by comparison frail aluminum airliner hit one massive steel tower and then another aluminum airliner hit the other. There were some plumes of orange outside the buildings. Then approximately after one hour, less in one case, more in the other, the two towers exploded floor by floor as they fell into their own footprint.

    Yes, and on Black Tuesday, as I watched events unfold on TV, there were three immediate red flags, which made my eyeballs overinflate:

    1. No Air Force
    2. Network talking heads started babbling about “collapse.”
    3. WTC 2 & 1 collapsed, peeling apart from the top, and turning to dust as they fell.

    In short, I didn’t buy it from the beginning.

    There is no way that a relatively fragile, hollow aluminum tube like an airplane fuselage can punch its way through steel plate, smash through the entire building, and emerge relatively intact on the other side, without even denting the flimsy nosecone, but such a sequence was broadcast live on Fox News on September 11, 2001.

    You can see it on Simon Shack’s September Clues at the 5:13 mark.

    Still images:

    http://s113.photobucket.com/user/StillDiggin/media/ShadowMath.jpg.html

    In the real world, a jetliner can be crippled by collision with a goose, but on 9/11, the jetliners shook off their goose down, and gained amazing new powers that enabled them to fly through steel, and demolish huge skyscrapers.

    These are the Magic Airplanes you’re looking for, brought to you by the pixel pushers of computer generated imagery, and inserted into the purportedly live TV broadcast.

    With CGI, even pigs can fly; you might even call it: fly-by-liar.

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  32. jb says:
    @The Scalpel
    Thats a great argument you put forth there.

    I wasn’t trying to make an argument, just stating a fact that is self evident to anyone with any sense, in the hope that Ron Unz peruses the comment sections occasionally. Ron is the only one I really have an argument with here. Arguing with truthers is very much like arguing with creationists; an entertaining way to pass some time, but basically pointless.

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  33. Sparkon says:

    …a fact that is self evident to anyone with any sense…

    Would distinguished pilot John Lear have any sense?

    AFFIDAVIT
    STATE OF NEVADA :
    COUNTY OF CLARK :
    JOHN LEAR, of full age, being duly sworn, deposes and says:

    I.
    1. I am 65 years of age, a retired airline captain and former CIA pilot with over 19,000 hours of flight time, over 11,000 of which are in command of 3 or 4 engine jet transports, have flown over 100 different types of aircraft in 60 different countries around the world. I retired in 2001 after 40 years of flying.

    2. I am the son of Learjet inventor, Bill Lear, and hold more FAA airman certificates than any other FAA certificated airman.
    [...]
    II.
    8. No Boeing 767 airliners hit the Twin Towers as fraudulently alleged by the government, media, NIST and its contractors. Such crashes did not occur because they are physically impossible as depicted…

    https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/archivos_pdf/911-lear-affidavit.pdf

    Arguing with truthers is very much like arguing with creationists

    You’ve got your wired crossed. Faith is required both by Creationists, and by believers of the official 9/11 myth.

    9/11 skeptics require facts first.

    I don’t put my faith in any of the ancient scribblers, on the one hand, and certainly not in George W. Bush, on the other.

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