Photo of the initiating explosion that brought down at freefall speed (and into its own footprint) one of the Twin Towers on 9/11/01. Note that the fine concrete dust/debris is exploding upwards and outwards and not just falling down. The little splinters are actually short portions of the many massive steel beams and columns that had been sectioned by cutter charges into “convenient” 30-foot lengths, which is one of the goals of all controlled demolition experts (for ease in carting away the remains of steel framed buildings after being explosively demolished).

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been fooled.”-- Carl Sagan: "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection"

Further below is the final draft ofNational Security Presidential Directive 9 (NSPD-9): Defeating the Terrorist Threat to the United Stateswhose first draft had been authored by President George W. Bush’s National Security Team. It had been sent to him one week before 9/11/01 - on September 4, 2001!!


A recent Duty to Warn column discussed the right-wing think tank, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). In an infamous document that was written in 1997, PNAC had advocated for American military and economic dominance over the entire planet for the duration of the 21st century. That think tank, at one time or another, contained over 100 neoconservative members that met secretly during the Clinton presidency. Some of its members became full-time operatives in George W. Bush’s pro-war White House, and at least three were involved in the research and writing of the NSPD-9 document (including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Zoellick. See that document further below.


The events of 9/11/01 turned out to be the perfect dramatic disaster that easily fulfilled PNAC’s dream of a “catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a ‘New Pearl Harbor’” that did indeed turn public opinion away from its logical antiwar stance and permitted the insiders of the military-industrial-congressional complex to do whatever they thought necessary to achieve US dominance of world affairs for the 21st century.


But was the catalyzing event a coincidence, or was it a false flag operation? Read on.


Interestingly, on Stephen Colbert’s September 9, 2019 Late Night Show, Condoleezza Rice (on a book tour) mentioned that only three days after 9/11/01, the entire cabinet and national security team (and presumable many Pentagon and CIA operatives) went to Camp David “to plan for the war on Afghanistan”, even though by 9/14/01 the facts of the “surprise attack” had not yet been established, although the White House’s reports were already spreading propaganda that made it sound like the culprits were known. In fact, no government officials had even begun doing appropriate forensics examinations of the crime scene.


<<<No Plane Parts, No Luggage, No Bodies Found at Shanksville>>>


Indeed, no bodies of alleged “hi-jackers” or alleged passengers were found (or even searched for) at the alleged crash site in Shanksville, PA, where the huge aluminum fuselage of Flight 93 allegedly “disappeared” into a narrow (20 feet wide) slit of earth above an alleged underground mine, “explaining”, according to the official White House conspiracy theory, why no plane wreckage, luggage or bodies was ever photographed or found at the site (see last week’s Duty to Warn column for the photos).  Shanksville is allegedly the first and only airliner crash site in history where no plane wreckage, luggage or bodies were never found or searched for!


Investigators comb the debris field for evidence from United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 12, 2001. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)


Investigators comb the alleged crash site for evidence from United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the day after 9/11


The coroner that went to the Shanksville “crash site” said: “My job as coroner ended after 10 minutes, because there were no bodies to be found.”


So, the search for the real culprits that orchestrated 9/11 must be re-started, even if we Americans have been propagandized to falsely believe in another Big Lie. The search for those who covered-up the crimes of 911 after the fact must also go on, even if some of the guilty ones happen to be powerful institutions or wealthy elites that have a lot of wealth and prestige to protect.


<<<Listening to 9/11 Experts Like Canadian Professor Michel Chossudovsky>>>


Therefore, scholarly information from experts like Canadian Professor Michel Chossudovsky, one of the most knowledgeable experts on what really happened on 9/11, must be listened to.


Chossudovsky is the author of several books on 9/11, books which have, of course, been essentially banned from the shelves of most national bookstore chains. The evidence that he has amassed about 9/11 over the last 18 years must be examined even by patriotic folks that have swallowed whole the now-debunked, official White House conspiracy theories about 9/11.


A good place to start appreciating Professor Chossudovsky’s impressive fund of knowledge (if you can’t find one of his books) is at: Here are some excerpts from his writings:


“The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history, a decisive watershed, a breaking point. Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11.


“September 11, 2001 opens up an era of crisis, upheaval and militarization of American society.

A far-reaching overhaul of US military doctrine was launched in the wake of 9/11.


“Endless wars of aggression under the humanitarian cloak of ‘counter-terrorism’ were set in motion. 


“9/11 was also a stepping-stone towards the relentless repeal of civil liberties, the militarization of law enforcement and the inauguration of ‘Police State USA’.


“September 11, 2001 marks the onslaught of the ‘Global War on Terrorism’ (GWOT), used as a pretext and a justification by the US and its NATO allies to carry out a ‘war without borders’, a global war of conquest. 


“At eleven o’clock, on the morning of September 11, the Bush administration had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This assertion was made prior to the conduct of an in-depth police investigation.


“CIA Director George Tenetstated on that same morning that Osama bin Laden had the capacity to plan ‘multiple attacks with little or no warning’.


“Secretary of State Colin Powellcalled the attacks ‘an act of war’ and President Bush confirmed in an evening televised address to the Nation that he would ‘make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them’.


“Former CIA Director James Woolsey, without mentioning Afghanistan, pointed his finger at ‘state sponsorship’, implying the complicity of one or more foreign governments.


“In the words of former National Security Adviser, Lawrence Eagleburger, ‘I think we will show when we get attacked like this, we are terrible in our strength and in our retribution’.


“That same evening at 9:30 pm, a ‘War Cabinet’ was formed, integrated by a select number of top intelligence and military advisors. And at 11:00 pm, at the end of that historic meeting at the White House, the ‘War on Terrorism’ was officially launched.


“The tragic events of 9/11 provided the required justification to wage war on Afghanistan on ‘humanitarian grounds’, with the full support of world public opinion and the endorsement of the ‘international community’. 


“Several prominent ‘progressive’ intellectuals made a case for “retaliation against terrorism”, on moral and ethical grounds. The ‘just cause’ military doctrine (jus ad bellum) was accepted and upheld at face value as a legitimate response to 9/11.”



The most dramatic part of 9/11/01, of course was the “collapse” of the Twin Towers. If the brief but dramatic fireballs that appeared at the tops the Twin Towers had not been later followed by the even more dramatic collapses of the steel framed skyscrapers, there would have been no war-mobilization, because the actual evidence as to what caused the fireballs and who was to blame for the instantaneous destruction of essentially indestructible skyscrapers would have been easily available for forensic examination and future prosecution of the guilty parties.


The demolitions destroyed all the evidence, which made the White House Conspiracy Theories just a little more difficult and more time-consuming to disprove. The mass of the evidence as presented in the non-mainstream published however, is overwhelmingly conclusive: The WTC towers did not come down by fire and entities other than the dozen alleged Saudi “hi-jackers” caused the demolitions of the three WTC towers on 9/11/01.


Given that the actual culprits who planned and then orchestrated the controlled demolitions are still at large, it was important to include in this column the de-classified Bush White House document below that lists the members of Bush’s national security team for 2001 that were intimately involved in starting the wars that have cost US taxpayers between 6 and 10 trillion dollars – and still counting.


As mentioned above, three of the members that received the National Security Presidential Directive-9(Cheney, Rumsfeld and Zoellick), were also signatories to the infamous Project for a New American Century document that was hoping for a New Pearl Harbor” to more rapidly increase US Pentagon spending in order to dominate the planet for the 21st century.


These “persons of interest” need to be questioned under oath but they also deserve a chance to clear their names if they are innocent of collusion or being the actual planners or perpetrators.


Given the huge amount of insider information that PNAC and Bush’s National Security teams have, they could, at the very least, help with sharpening the focus of the investigation of the Special Grand Jury that is currently being set up in the Southern District of New York, thanks to the courageous efforts of the Lawyers Committee for 911 Inquiry. Read more about this important project at: The implications for cleansing the nation probably exceed the Watergate probe of the Richard Nixon administration.


Here is the National Security Presidential Directive-9, a once top secret document that was de-listed in 2012. It can be read at:]. (Bolded phrases that were added to the document are mine. GGK)



(NSPD-9 was presented to President Bush by his national security team on September 4, 2001. It was signed by the president and sent back to the team as an order on October 25, 2001 - GGK)


(Declassified 6/20/2012)


(G. W. Bush’s September 2001 National Security Team - GGK)


THE SECRETARY OF STATE (General Colin Powell)



THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE (Donald Evans) – [Note that the infamous, science-denying, engineering-illiterate spokesperson for NIST is beholden to the Secretary of the Commerce Dept! – GGK]








CHAlRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF (General Richard Myers) [Note that Myers was appointed on August 24, 2001 – Replacing General Hugh Shelton – GGK]

SUBJECT: Defeating the Terrorist Threat to the United States


Eliminate terrorism as a threat to our way of life and to all nations that love freedom, including the elimination of all terrorist organizations, networks, finances, and their access to WMD.


1. As part of a broad and sustained campaign, respond forcefully to those who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, and hold responsible those who harbor or support them.

 2. As a part of our overall strategy, defeat Al-Qaida and eliminate the threat from other terrorist groups that attack Americans or American interests (e.g., Hizbollah, Hamas, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Gamat).

3. Convince, and, if necessary, compel states and non-state entities to cease harboring harboring, sponsoring, and providing safe havens to such terrorists.


1. Adopt a comprehensive approach employing all instruments off national power and influence in a coordinated manner for a sustained national campaign against terrorism, including its organizations, networks, finances, and access to WMD.

2. Pursue these objectives in coalitions with countries ·~ genuinely committed to this goal if possible but act alone if. necessary.

3. Hold responsible any countries that harbor or support terrorists.

4. In the context of this strategy, as highest priority, deprive terrorists and the countries that support them of to WMD.


1. This policy shall be implemented by a series of annexes I shall approve, as they are ready.

2. A separate directive will be developed addressing the terrorist threat within the U.S. homeland.

Signed, George W. Bush


<<<More Proof That the Mainstream Media has Conspired with the US Government in the 9/11 Cover-Up Starting on Hour 1 of Day 1>>>


A document at reveals that the BBC, within hours of the events of 9/11, reported “The World Trade Centre Destroyed by Hi-jacked Planes”, despite the fact that that was only the Bush White House’s conspiracy theory at the time. And then a BBC TV journalist reported that WTC #7 had come down – with the intact #7 plainly in view over her left shoulder (see photo).


Chossudovsky presents more proof that the mainstream media has partnered with the US government in the 9/11 cover-up from the very beginning:


<<<The BBC and CNN Reported on the Plan to Detonate and Demolish WTC #7 Before it Actually Happened>>>


Chossudovsky says “the most grotesque lie pertains to the BBC and CNN announcements in theafternoon of September 11, that WTC Building #7 (The Solomon Building) had collapsed.


“The BBC’s reporter on the scene, Jane Shanley, reported live at 5.00 pm, 21 minutes before the collapse, that WTC #7 had collapsed, indelibly pointing to foreknowledge of the event.


Related image



“A half hour before the BBC’s premature announcement of the collapse of #7, CNN anchor Aaron Brown announced that WTC 7 ‘has either collapsed or is collapsing’.


CNN anchor Aaron Brown struggles to make sense of what he is seeing one minute after announcing that WTC # 7 (whose erect facade is clearly visible) has or is collapsing


I add two more items that should convince any open-minded, free-thinking person that the official White House conspiracy theory is false (except perhaps, for the most ardent “My Country Right or Wrong” super-patriot).


<<<Rudy Giuliani, WTC #7, the University of Alaska Study and the “Five Dancing Israelis”>>>


Below is the link to a 33-second video showing four different video clips of the controlled demolition of World Trade Center # 7. It occurred at around 5:30 pm on the afternoon on 9/11/01, a half day after the Twin Towers were both imploded into find dust, molten iron and a relatively small pile of rubble. The 47-story, steel framed #7 (with 43 steel columns in its core), which was not hit by a plane, contained the New York area’s CIA offices as well as New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Command Center. The command center function ended abruptly around 5 pm when the mayor and his crisis team were ordered (by entities unknown) to evacuate #7 because the building was going to “come down”. (“Lucky Larry” Silverstein, the owner of #7, used the word “pulled”, which is common terminology for what demolition experts refer to as “controlled demolition”. (


A recent scholarly study was performed and published by a group of structural engineers at the University of Alaska’s School of Engineering. It examined the possible causes of the collapse of WTC # 7. The group concluded with 100% certainty that #7 did not and could NOT have collapsed because of fire, as was astonishingly proposed by the obviously co-opted (Department of Commerce’s) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


Here is the link to an important 18-minute video-interview (which has NOT yet been purged from the internet) of Professor Chossudovsky and James Corbett, two of the most knowledgeable experts on what really happened on 9/11/01.


<<<The Story of the “Five Dancing Israelis” Proved That the Mossad had Foreknowledge of the Planned Destruction of the Twin Towers>>>


In Chossudovsky’s writings and lectures he often refers to the “Five Dancing Israelis” who were seen excitedly filming the controlled demolitions of the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11/01. They were arrested a few hours later, placed in police custody, interrogated for weeks by the FBI and then politely and quietly released back to Israel where they later appeared on national TV and proudly described their exploits on 9/11. Several of the “Five Dancing Israelis” turned out to be Mossad agents that admitted that they had been sent to New York to “document the events”.


All of which points out that there were indeed a number of “partners in crime” that had foreknowledge of the events (including the BBC and CNN) that led to the immediate deaths of 3000 innocent New Yorkers and the long-term disability of thousands more who were exposed to inhaled toxins as they performed rescue and clean-up operations.


Of course, CIA, MI6 and Mossad activities are taboo subjects for the mainstream media, but the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry has obtained some of the essential information that affirms the suspicion that intelligence agencies as well as the mainstream media had foreknowledge of some of the events of 9/11.


Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research.  He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003), America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011), The Globalization of War, America's Long War against Humanity (2015).