911 Buried beneath an avalanche of lies
Chronicle of a battle for the truth
that has now been lost
By John Kaminski
I remember the day when the Berlin Wall fell and everybody
immediately started talking about a Peace Dividend, money that would
be diverted from making weapons and invested in social improvements.
And I remember that bright and hopeful turn of the millennium into
the two thousands, when eager optimists predicted that a new kind of
humane society would sweep the earth to make wars obsolete and living
sweet. Neither, of course, has come to pass. Or will anytime soon.
Instead, the new millennium has brought with it a return to
unapologetic barbarism, in which the human aspirations of compassion
and understanding have been crushed in the maw of raw power. Instead
of leaping ahead into a new 21st century of enlightenment, the human
species has apparently decided to lurch backwards into the 19th
century, where the only things that really matter are the size of
your guns and your bank account.
Where the outstretched hand of those in need is greeted with a bullet
to the face, accompanied by some smug justification about survival of
the Chosen few. No, this is not what I call evolution.
The events of September 11, 2001 changed the tone of civilized
society, perhaps forever. As people around the globe poured out
admiring sympathy for the victims of the atrocity in New York, the
leaders of the U.S. embarked on a fateful course: to start shooting
at the rest of the world until everybody everywhere fell into line in
submissive gestures of terrified subservience.
Small matter now that a small number of people immediately smelled a
rat, reasoning that rifle-carrying religious zealots in faraway Asian
caves could have mastered the complex necessities of paralyzing
military defenses and skirting well-established airport strictures to
pull off such a bold caper all by themselves. Even as the anomalies
of that day multiplied into full-blown suspicions, the American
public relations goliath silenced all skepticism, and preserved the
scripted accounts as patriotic gospel to justify the new plan to
start killing innocents in the name of revenge. It was the American
modus operandi of cowboys killing Indians at its bloody best.
Intelligent people immediately marvelled at the clumsiness of the
official lies, and wondered how it came to be that the American
people, whom the media apparatus continually reminded us were the
most intelligent in the world, could be duped by such a flawed fable.
Some of those people immediately protested that the government's
account of 9/11 was surely a fake. Four hijacked planes flying free
for an hour? Why did we spend all that money on the defense budget?
How could this have happened? But these questions were immediately
shouted down by flag-waving mourners. Show some respect for the dead,
they snarled, muttering murmurs of treason and applauding those who
suspended their Constitutional rights in a frenzied hunt for more so-
These bereaved and outraged flag-wavers didn't really give it a
second thought when the rubble of the World Trade Center the best
evidence we had to ferret out the real truth about the attacks, and
perhaps identify the method and maybe even the perpetrators of the
attacks was summarily carted off and made to disappear. Most people
didn't notice when our indignant leaders claimed they had no idea
such a preposterously bold attack could ever happen even when those
same leaders provided the names of the alleged culprits less than two
days after the atrocity happened.
Few pondered the inconsistency. Top government officials said they
didn't know it could happen. But they knew the names of those who did
Those who did notice this flaw began digging deeper. But the vast
majority applauded when we started bombing other countries in a quest
to annihilate the purported perps. Those digging deeper also noticed
that the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq had been planned long
before 9/11 happened, and tried to tell people, but were mostly
shouted down amid cries of "treason!" That didn't stop those digging
deeper from digging even deeper, because they were on the trail of
real treason. And they certainly noticed when Pakistan offered to
turn over Osama bin Laden for trial in a neutral country that America
declined the offer.
Yet even as it became clear that the reasons for American mass murder
from high in the sky were shameless lies, the American people clung
to their grief, their outrage, and their bloodthirsty craving for
retribution, so they really didn't give it a second thought that they
were sending their sons and daughters to die in a senseless effort to
get satisfaction by killing thousands of people who had absolutely
nothing to do with the crime that had enraged them in the first
And damned few made the logical connection that if our leaders lied
about the reasons for invading Afghanistan and Iraq, it was highly
unlikely that they were telling the truth about 9/11.
But the war machine marched on to the media's hydrophobic applause,
people kept waving their flags, and innocents are still dying, every
day, because of it.
The early resistance to the 9/11 coverup was led in America by Mike
Ruppert, who quickly pointed out that timely bets that certain
airlines stock would plummet revealed a foreknowledge of the tragedy
that could reveal who the true perpetators of this colossal crime
actually were. And the work of Jared Israel revealed the bungling of
America's defenses in such meticulous detail that many people began
to realize the attacks could have prevented by even a modicum of
military competence on that fateful day.
Still, most flag-waving Americans refused to notice that the people
in charge during the nation's greatest failure of its military
defenses were promoted instead of being censured or fired, never mind
being put on trial.
As time passed and sorrow began to heal into sadness, other
researchers came forth with penetrating questions casting doubt on
the government's version of events. German researcher Eric Hufschmid
focused on why the government prevented a forensic examination of WTC
rubble an unbelievable and inexcusable dereliction of public
responsibility, especially considering that in the case of aircraft
disasters the government puts even the tiniest detail under the
microscope to find out what actually happened.
Then former German defense minister Andreas von Buelow and British
politician Michael Meacher made startling public declarations that
they believed the American government had to be involved in order for
such a complex operation to have been carried out.
The French researcher Thierry Meyssan first pointed out that the hole
in the Pentagon could have in no way been caused by a giant jet
airliner, and this argument was taken to much deeper levels by dogged
researchers such as Dick Eastman to prove to anyone with a brain than
no giant passenger jet had caused that explosion in Washington.
Consider this: the government says that an extremely intense fire
that burned only eight minutes completely vaporized an entire
passenger airliner, yet did not burn hot enough to prevent Pentagon
officials from proclaiming that they had identified the DNA of every
single passenger on the plane. Pardon me, but do you want to buy a
Furthermore, the FBI confiscated security camera video from a nearby
gas station that could easily clear up the mystery, but they have
refused to release it along with voice recordings from the doomed
airliners in the name of national security. What does your sniffer
tell you? Do you remember the TV detective story maxim: those who
work to cover up the crime are the ones who most likely committed it?
Upon hearing the endless stories of distraught cellphone calls from
passengers to relatives, retired Canadian professor A.K. Dewdney
rented a plane and did some experimenting about making cellphone
calls from the air. He concluded that many of the calls purported by
the government to have been made could not be replicated under
Websites created by Jim Hoffman, Jeff King, and Rosalee Grable
focused on the photographs of the 9/11 tragedy in New York and
concluded that from the distance the rubble was propelled directly
outwards that explosions had to have taken place. Evidence that the
planes weakened the skyscrapers and caused their collapse was quickly
debunked by Bill Manning and Jerry Russell.
Archives of all manner of critical analyses of the official story
were quickly set up by Ken Vardon of the American Patriot Friends
Network and Peter Meyer of the Serendipity website, with many
brilliant commentaries about how the government had to have lied, and
these were followed by hundreds of other sites which emulated their
Numerous timelines, the earliest being those by Paul Thompson and
Mark Elsis, revealed every tiny detail of what had happened, and
those with the tenacity to examine them discovered more flaws in the
Carol Valentine, known for her intense research into the debacle at
Waco, unleashed an anonymous interview that asserted the killer
planes were remote controlled. But another major researcher,
experienced pilot Ralph Omholt, weighed in with the opinion that some
of the maneuvers before the crashes could not have been accomplished
without an expert pilot. And researcher Jon Carlson has always
insisted the planes were controlled by a helicopter that hovered
A little later on, researchers Gerard Holmgren and Woody Box noticed
the records of flight numbers on the ill-fated aircraft revealed more
inconsistencies in the official story, to the point where Holmgren
could later declare that two of the supposedly doomed flights never
even got off the ground that day.
Two and a half years later, researchers scheduled a two-part
conference that was supposed to delve into the delicate details of
9/11, but it was hijacked into other issues and suffered from low
attendance and a lack of publicity. Perhaps the high point that came
out of the Toronto end of it was Michel Chossudovsky's essay that the
dreaded al-Qaeda were no more than an evil fantasy creation of U.S.
intelligence services, and for my money, that remains the central
issue in the debate about the future of America.
Everyone knows by now that President Bush reluctantly appointed an
investigative commission that was not charged with identifying the
perpetrators those were named at the outset without a shred of
public evidence and the panel accomplished nothing except a few
hollow headlines. Despite incisive reports by Nico Haupt and Michael
Kane and the constant complaining of the 9/11 victims' families, the
big questions were never answered and disinformation specialists like
Condoleezza Rice and Richard Clark spun their tales of self-
justification. At the end, a kind of ignorant incompetence had
replaced intent as the reason for the tragedy, and the bad guys got
Of the many relevant issues that the Kean Commission simply ignored,
perhaps the most glaring was what our military defenses were actually
doing on 9/11. Barbara Honegger's timely story about the
counterterrorist wargame exercises planned for that very day raises
all sorts of question about how they impeded the response of our
nation's air defenses, yet the commission never once admitted that
the subject even existed.
Neither did it address numerous reports particularly one from a
worker in the building, Scott Forbes that WTC security was
profoundly compromised the weekend before the tragedy.
So, as time passed and the alternative theorists delved into their
material more deeply, distortions developed, followed by charges of
disinformation, increasing suspicions, and eventually the scrambling
of the entire 9/11 truth movement.
From intense analyses of slow-motion video of the event, Grable,
a.k.a. The Webfairy, developed a theory that the use of holograms was
involved in the 9/11 deception. This assertion ignited a firestorm of
complaints from other researchers who protested that Grable's
assertions were fantasies of an overactive imagination, at best. Yet
researchers such as Holmgren, Scott Loughrey and Michael Elliott
refuse to totally discount her findings because her analyses,
interpretations aside, had been accomplished in a credible way.
Radio rapper Alex Jones produced one of the earliest videos
questioning the official story about 9/11, but made two signal
contributions later with his startling interview of the German
politician von Buelow, who insists the American government was surely
involved in the crime, and his chat with the maverick retired arms
dealer, Col Donn de Grand Pre, who said that there were no hijackers
on the planes (an opinion shared by many 9/11 researchers), that the
bodies of the passengers are somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, and
that he personally knows the names of the Air National Guard pilots
who shot down Flight 93.
Matching de Grand Pre for astonishing assertions in recent days has
been the website of Phil Jayhan, which has come out with three
stunning observations based on photographic analyses of the original
footage: that the plane that hit the South Tower had a pod on its
bottom (if that were true, and it appears to be true from the
photographs, then the government's story is gone for good) and that
the plane fired a missile just before it hit the building; that that
particular plane had no windows (ditto last parenthetical comment);
and then he proceeded to name the pilot de Grand Pre had referred to,
the one who shot down Flight 93 (ditto again).
Now. Let us divert ever so briefly into the meaning of that oft-used
but frequently misunderstood word "disinformation." It differs ever
so slightly from the word "lie" in that it is a lie generally grouped
with a series of facts that may be true, thereby ruining the
credibility of the truths within the grouped series of facts.
It is used frequently on the web when one person disagrees with
another person's assertions. I've often had the intuition that the
people who most frequently use the term are you listening, Dick
Eastman? are very likely the ones who are spinning it to begin
with. On the other hand, Eastman has been right a good deal of the
time, particularly in regard to John Judge and Kyle Hence, two
questionable figures who have shadowed the bogus Kean Commission
hearings and pretended to be influencing the proceedings.
The classic example of disinformation specialist these days is
probably Michael Moore, whose celebrated film has created a stir in
plastic society. He has convinced the world that the Saudis'
relationship with the Bush family is the great secret behind 9/11,
even though more developed minds clearly see that since the Saudis
didn't really benefit from 9/11 (though they may have had some
supporting role in it), it had to have been Israel that was the
silent partner in the greatest crime in American history, through
Silverstein (and Marvin Bush) rigging the towers with explosives,
providing the faux hijackers (Atta's most fluent language was Hebrew,
according to his girlfriend, as reported by Daniel Hopsicker), and
even providing the two single suicide pilots (according to Dewdney's
Operation Pearl theory).
Regarding Israel there is the little matter that only three Israelis
died that day in the biggest Jewish city in the world and two were
on the planes. Not to mention Jewish ownership of virtually every
major news outlet in the United States. And not to mention the Jewish
men who have crafted American foreign policy under the last four (at
least) American presidents.
But there is disinformation out there, theories and reports that
touch on legitimate evidence but include deliberately preposterous
assertions so that the whole group of evidence is disregarded and
ridiculed. Some say the new 9/11 video by Riley and von Kleist, which
features the work of Jayhan, falls into this category, though I'll
reserve final judgment until I see it.
I am always reluctant to make the charge of disinformation, first,
because, I don't want to hurt anyone who is really trying to tell the
truth, and second, because most of the time, I am simply not
intelligent enough to make a certain judgment on the issue at hand,
so it's more prudent to keep my doubts to myself.
This frame of thought has come up repeatedly with the Webfairy's
hologram assertions, but having talked with her, and knowing
researchers I respect also respect her, I can't call her efforts
disinformation just because I don't agree with what she's saying,
because I know I don't have the technical expertise to understand all
Perhaps the oddest of all the internecine 9/11 arguments involves two
websites both called "9/11 review." Michael Elliott's 911review.org
arrived on the scene a little late and began to bill itself as a
coordinating site to other links as well as possessing a certain
degree of engineering expertise. Elliott remains quick to criticize
other sites such as Dewdney's physics911.org and Russell's 9-
11strike.com for "bad science."
But computer whiz Jim Hoffman, who had already distinguished himself
with his extraordinarily clear Power Point-type presentations on
wtc7.net and in other places, quickly created 911review.com to blast
Elliott for his superficiality, dead links, promotion of suspect
theories, and unwillingness to ask the hard questions. Elliott's
response has been to label Hoffman a government agent. The two remain
archenemies to this day, though both have substantial followings, as
well as intriguing websites.
In the minds of some, Jayhan's recent revelations fall into the same
suspicious category. I'd love for his observations to be accurate and
his assertions true, but I simply sense that I don't have the
expertise to make the call, so I don't. I can't.
I leave it up to you in the links below. Sorry if you think that's
copping out. That's just the way it is.
What I do know for certain is that the hologram issue and other
recent spectacular aspects of 9/11 information have actually hurt the
effort to convince the public that 9/11 was an inside job, which in
my mind it most certainly was.
But the evidence for this charge is not simple, like for instance the
government's disinformation campaign to defame Muslims.
"Arab hijackers did it, we have the evidence but we can't give it to
you because of national security, so let's bomb the hell out of
Simple. The dumbed-down public could get it, and fixate their hatred
on the intended target, which of course is Islam.
None of these splitting hairs like you can't make cellphone calls
from above a certain altitude, or the Twin Towers were demolished
because the pattern of ejecta indicates explosions, or the hole in
the Pentagon isn't big enough, or they deliberately took away the
evidence so we couldn't see what really happened.
No. Arabs did it. Let's kill 'em.
That sounds very much like what the Israelis say about the
Palestinians, doesn't it?
So the truth has lost again. And the lies have prevailed. There are
thousands of people in this country, most in very powerful positions,
who know exactly what happened on 9/11. Because they profited from
it. But we can't find out who they are, because protecting the rich,
no matter what they do, has always had a much higher priority in the
country and for that matter the world than mere justice for the
common folk. The FBI says there was nothing suspicious about
the "put" options. And for want of a whistleblower, that's the end of
The real murderers of 3,000 people in New York have gotten away with
The most damning evidence is the behavior of the Bush administration
and its motley cast of sociopathic characters (including John Kerry)
that produced that totally staged, utterly facile,
pseudoinvestigation which never attempted to identify the
perpetrators. The hijacker fantasy held up. The people of the Muslim
world were made legitimate targets, which was exactly the purpose of
the 9/11 caper to begin with.
Now, at the exact moment in time that the American public and the
people of the world are most willing to entertain the notion that
something is wrong with the government's story, the 9/11 truth
movement has faltered, badly. Unable to come with the goods.
Totally stonewalled by the robotic phalanx of plastic presidential
candidates too terrified to utter a single peep about the 9/11
coverup, Zionist control of America, the lies that created our so-
called preemptive wars, or the continuing shakedown of the world by
the Federal Reserve.
Totally blacked out by puppet media who claim our dead children are
fighting for freedom but won't photograph their coffins or their
So forget about it. Go home, watch TV, pick your nose. Hey, vote in
the next election, if you delude yourself into believing that will
make a difference. Wait docilely for the next hammer to fall.
I am reminded of that Russian proverb, "When you have a hammer,
everything looks like a nail."
You are now the nail.
The truth of 9/11 lies buried beneath an avalanche of lies, just like
the souls of those unsuspecting passengers on routine domestic
airline flights and those ordinary folks who trudged off to work that
day to the Twin Towers lie buried forever in that smoldering heap of
uninvestigated rubble. And just like the futures of you and me lie
buried an endless heap of fake terror alerts, anthrax scares, police
state laws, and self-righteous fabrications of dark-skinned
terrorists lurking demonically on every streetcorner in America.
John Kaminski is the author of "America's Autopsy Report," a
collection of his Internet essays published on hundreds of websites
around the world. More recently he has published "The Day America
Died: Why You Shouldn't Believe the Official Story of What Happened
on September 11, 2001," a 48-page booklet written for those who still
believe the government's version of events. For more information
about both, check out http://www.johnkaminski.com/
Relevant links (in order of appearance):
Mike Ruppert: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/
Jared Israel: http://www.tenc.net/
Eric Hufschmid: http://www.erichufschmid.net/
Andreas von Buelow: http://www.prisonplanet.com/jones_report.html
Michael Meacher: http://truthout.org/docs_03/090703A.shtml
Dick Eastman: http://www.apfn.org/apfn/77_deastman1.htm
A.K. Dewdney: http://physics911.org/
Jim Hoffman: http://911research.wtc7.net/
Jeff King: http://911review.org/Wiki/King,Jeff.shtml
Rosalee Grable: http://thewebfairy.com/911/
Bill Manning: http://www.rense.com/general18/firefighter.htm
Jerry Russell: http://www.911-strike.com/
Ken Vardon: http://www.apfn.org/
Peter Meyer: http://www.serendipity.li/
Paul Thompson: http://www.unansweredquestions.org/timeline/
Mark Elsis: http://www.911timeline.net/
Carol Valentine: http://www.public-action.com/
Ralph Omholt: http://home.comcast.net/~skydrifter/exp.htm
Gerard Holmgren's "The Truth About Sept. 11":
Woody Box: http://inn.globalfreepress.com/modules/news/article.php?
Nico Haupt: http://ny911truth.org/articles/stop_coverup.htm
Barbara Honegger: http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?
Scott Forbes: http://220.127.116.11/thornarticles/powerdown.html
Scott Loughrey: http://www.rense.com/general50/amy.htm
Alex Jones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/
Col. Donn de Grand Pre: http://www.warfolly.vzz.net/nohijackers.htm
Phil Jayhan: http://www.letsroll911.org/
John Judge: http://www.septembereleventh.org/forum/showthreaded.php?
Kyle Hence: http://www.serendipity.li/wot/fake_opposition.htm
Michael Moore: http://www.counterpunch.org/lodge09172003.html
Daniel Hopsicker: http://www.madcowprod.com/
A.K. Dewdney: http://www.serendipity.li/wot/operation_pearl.htm
Riley/von Kleist: http://www.thepowermall.com/
Michael Elliott: http://911review.org/
Jim Hoffman: http://911review.com/