Commission Records - The National Commission on Terrorist
Attacks Upon the United States, known as the 9/11
Commission, was an independent, bipartisan commission created
by Congress. The Commission's mandate was to provide a
"full and complete accounting" of the attacks of September 11, 2001
and to provide recommendations as to how to prevent such attacks in
the future. The Commission, extant from 2003 - 2004, held
hearings, conducted interviews, and produced a report. When the 9/11 Commission closed on August 21, 2004, it transferred
legal custody of its records to the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA). The Commission encouraged the release of its records to the fullest extent
possible in January 2009. Because the Commission was part
of the legislative branch its records are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Approximately 35% of
the Commission's archived textual records are now publicly
Inquiry - Event held in San Francisco March 26-28, 2004 to
provide a meeting place for 9-11 witnesses, testimony, researchers,
filmmakers, and evidence seekers.
9-11 Press for Truth - Adapting Paul Thompson's definitive Complete 9/11
Timeline (published by HarperCollins as 'The Terror
Timeline'), the filmmakers collaborate with documentary veterans Globalvision ('WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception', 'Beyond JFK')
to stitch together rare overlooked news clips, buried stories, and
government press conferences, revealing a pattern of official lies,
deception and spin. As a result, a very different picture of 9/11
emerges, one that raises new and more pressing questions.
9-11 Records - From the New York Times, a rich vein of
city records from Sept. 11, including more than 12,000 pages of
oral histories rendered in the voices of 503 firefighters,
paramedics, and emergency medical technicians, were made public on
Aug. 12. The New York Times has published all of
9-11 Research -
Testing the central assumptions of government bodies and
9-11 Review: Expose the
Deception - Despite two years of repeated attempts by the
families of the victims of 9/11, there has never been an
independent investigation of what really happened that day. Is
there an ongoing coverup? Both President Bush and Vice-President Cheney took extraordinary steps to limit
any investigation into the events of 9/11. The NTSB never held inquiries into any of the 4 plane crashes,
as required by law, and the FBI is withholding the data
from the airliner's flight recorders. All of the steel from the
Twin Towers was shipped out of the country before any investigation
Review - Collection of works on the 911 attacks from
independent investigators and analysts. Overviews of the 911
investigation, both official and unofficial.
Scholars Symposium - In June 2006 researchers, scholars,
journalists, media personalites, and average folks came together
from all over the USA to gather in Los Angeles to invite
the rest of the world to examine the facts of 9/11.
Through presentations from prominent guest speakers and documentary
screenings the Neo-Con Agenda and 9/11 were examined as
the pretext for the brutal on-going war in Iraq as well as the
establishment's future plans.
the Skies - In this two-part series, USA TODAY reconstructs how the unprecedented order to clear the skies on
Sept. 11 played out.
Consensus 9/11 - The
24-member 9/11 Consensus Panel is building a body of
evidence-based research into the events of September 11, 2001. This
evidence -- derived from a standard scientific reviewing process --
is available to any investigation that may be undertaken by the
public, the media, academia, or any other investigative body or
institution. The Panel regularly features selected
excerpts from its Consensus
Points, with links to full supporting documentation. These
featured excerpts are shown below, along with other recent news
Deal on 9/11
Briefings Lets White House Edit Papers by Philip Shenon - The 9/11 Commission accepted a deal with the White
House under which access to highly classified Oval
Office intelligence reports would be restricted to just a few
members of the commission, who would be allowed only to take notes
of edited reports. Additionally, these notes would have to be shown
to the White House. - The New York Times, 14 Nov 03.
Ground Zero - Special PBS NOVA report
follows a team of forensic engineers during their investigation of
the causes of the Twin Towers' collapse.
FBI and 9/11
by Sibel Edmonds - Over four years ago, more than four months
prior to the September 11 terrorist attacks, in April 2001, a
long-term FBI informant/asset who had been providing the
bureau with information since 1990, provided two FBI agents and a translator with specific information regarding a
terrorist attack being planned by Osama Bin Laden.
Strong Is the Evidence for a Controlled Demolition? - "Given
the scale of the disaster, the loss of life and the unique nature
of the collapses, we would expect the most scrupulous possible
treatment of the physical evidence from the collapse site to allow
for future scientific analysis. What happened instead was an
unexplained decision by the city of New York to remove and recycle
as much as possible of the structural steel as quickly as possible,
scrubbing the crime scene of the great majority of the physical
evidence. The destruction of the World Trade Center has
never been subjected to the scrutiny it deserves as a crime and as
an unprecedented engineering failure, and an enormous amount of
information crucial to a proper investigation has been irrevocably
lost. How is it possible that this uniquely horrific event has
been subjected to so little rigorous investigation or forensic
engineering analysis? And what possible innocent motivation could
there be for the great haste with which so much irreplaceable
physical evidence was destroyed? There are quite a few still
pictures showing what can only be described as explosive ejections
of material from the towers, pulverized concrete and shattered
pieces of the steel perimeter columns thrown out even in the early
stages of the collapses."
It's About Oil by Ted Rall - "As Central Asian expert Ahmed
Rashid describes in his book Taliban, the United
States and Pakistan decided to install a stable regime in place in
Afghanistan around 1994 - a regime that would end the country's
civil war and thus ensure the safety of the Unocal pipeline
project. Impressed by the ruthlessness and willingness of the
then-emerging Taliban to cut a pipeline deal, the State
Department and Pakistan's Inter- Services Intelligence agency
agreed to funnel arms and funding to the Taliban in their war
against the ethnically Tajik Northern Alliance. As
recently as 1999, U.S. taxpayers paid the entire annual salary of
every single Taliban government official, all in the hopes of
returning to the days of dollar-a- gallon gas. Predictably, the
Taliban "Frankenstein" got out of control. The regime's unholy
alliance with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network, their
penchant for invading their neighbors and their production of 50
percent of the world's opium made them unlikely partners for the
desired oil deal.
Journal of 9/11
Studies - A peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic-only journal
covering the whole of research related to 9/11/2001.
Man Who Knew,
The - When the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001,
among the thousands killed was the one man who may have known more
about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda than any other
person in America: John O'Neill. The former head of the FBI's flagship antiterrorism unit in New York City, O'Neill had investigated the bombings of the U.S.
embassies in Africa and the USS Cole in Yemen. This Frontline documentary chronicles O'Niell's story.
National Commission on
Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States - Also known as the 9-11 Commission, an independent, bipartisan commission
created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to
prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances
surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,
including preparedness for and the immediate response to the
attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide
recommendations designed to guard against future attacks. On July
22, 2004 the Commission released its public
report, which is available for download from this site.
The report is also available in bookstores nationwide and from the Government Printing Office. On August 21, 2004 the Commission released two staff monographs, available for download along with other staff statements on this site. The Commission closed on August 21, 2004.
Urgency - Article by George Szamuely published by the New York Press on 15 Feb 02 commenting on the curious lack
of military action on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Tower's Dust Cloud, The by Jim Hoffman (16 Oct 03) - On September 11th, Both of the Twin Towers disintegrated into vast clouds of concrete and other materials,
which blanketed Lower Manhattan. This paper shows that the energy
required to produce the expansion of the dust cloud observed
immediately following the collapse of 1 World Trade Center (the
North Tower) was much greater than the gravitational energy
available from its elevated mass. It uses only basic physics.
Attack Footage - As of May, 2006, the only video footage of the
crash that has been released are clips from two Pentagon security
cameras north of the crash site, one the source of 5 frames leaked
Peter Lance -
Investigative reporter, novelist, screenwriter. Peter
Lance authored 1000 Years For Revenge: International
Terrorism and the FBI - The Untold Story.
Physics of the
2001 World Trade Center Terrorism - This article argues that
the World Trade Towers initially withstood the impact of
the Boeing 767 jets, which they were designed to do, but the
subsequent fire generated by burning jet fuel melted steel
eventually causing an implosion in which upper level floors fell
upon lower level floors to create a complete collapse, like a
toppling row of dominoes. Prepared by the staff of Jupiter
Details of Criminal Insider Trading Lead Directly into the CIA's
Highest Ranks by Michael C. Ruppert - Published 09 Oct
01: "There is abundant and clear evidence that a number of
transactions in financial markets indicated specific (criminal)
foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks on the World
Trade Center and the Pentagon. That evidence also
demonstrates that, in the case of at least one of these trades -
which has left a $2.5 million prize unclaimed - the firm used to
place the "put options" on United Airlines stock was, until 1998,
managed by the man who is now in the number three Executive
Director position at the Central Intelligence
War on Terrorism is Bogus by Michael Meacher - "[T]he the
'global war on terrorism' has the hallmarks of a political myth
propagated to pave the way for a wholly different agenda - the U.S.
goal of world hegemony, built around securing by force command over
the oil supplies required to drive the whole project." - Guardian UK, 06 Sep 03
the U.S. Government Alerted to September 11 Attack? by Patrick
Martin - "According to this official version, voiced most
crudely by FBI Director Robert Mueller immediately after
the event, no one in the U.S. government had the slightest idea of
the identities of the September 11 hijackers, the methods they
would employ, or the targets they would choose. A careful review of
the information that has come to light, in bits and pieces, since September 11, demonstrates that these claims are not
merely tenuous, but clearly, obviously and knowingly false." - World Socialist Web Site, 16 Jan 02
WhatReallyHappened - This website is non-partisan, anti-war, and anti-lie. The purpose
of this site is to expose deceptions by governments and media used
to trick the public into wars and out of their money.
9-11 Commission -
Also known as the Kean Commission and the National
Commission on Terrrorist Attacks Upon the United States. An
"independent", bipartisan commission created by congressional
legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late
2002, chartered to prepare a complete account of the circumstances
surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,
including preparedness for and the immediate response to the
attacks, and to provide recommendations designed to guard against
future attacks. See the final 9/11
Commission Report (.pdf, 585 pp.) released 22 July
Financial Action Task Force
(FATF) - Governmental body whose purpose is the
development and promotion of policies, both at national and
international levels, to combat money laundering and terrorist
National Commission on
Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission/Kean
Commission) - An "independent", bipartisan commission created
by congressional legislation and the signature of President George
W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a complete account of
the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate
response to the attacks. The Commission is further
mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against
WTC 7 Investigation Finds Building Fires Caused Collapse - "Our
study found that the fires in WTC 7, which were
uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other
tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event," said NIST WTC
Lead Investigator Shyam Sunder.Heating of floor beams and
girders caused a critical support column to fail, initiating a
fire-induced progressive collapse that brought the building down."
"Video and photographic evidence combined with detailed computer
simulations show that neither explosives nor fuel oil fires played
a role in the collapse of WTC 7," Sunder said. The NIST investigation team also determined that other
elements of the building's construction-namely trusses, girders and
cantilever overhangs that were used to transfer loads from the
building superstructure to the columns of the electric substation
(over which WTC 7 was constructed) and foundation
below-did not play a significant role in the collapse. According to
the report, a key factor leading to the eventual collapse of WTC 7 was thermal expansion of long-span floor systems at
temperatures "hundreds of degrees below those typically considered
in current practice for fire resistance ratings.WTC 7 used a structural system design in widespread use.
Response to 9/11 (EPA) -
To protect public safety and health, EPA coordinated with multiple levels and
branches of government to respond comprehensively to the initial
emergency situation and the resulting environmental disaster.
Center Building Performance Study (FEMA) - Following the
September 11, 2001, attacks on New York City's World Trade
Center (WTC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) and the Structural Engineering Institute of
the American Society of Civil Engineers (SEI/ASCE), in
association with New York City and Several other Federal agencies
and professional organizations, deployed a team of civil,
structural, and fire protection engineers to study the performance
of buildings at the WTC site.
Trade Center Health Registry - A comprehensive and confidential
health survey of those most directly exposed to the events of
9/11/01. Those who enrolled answered a 30-minute telephone survey
about where they were on 9/11/01, and were asked to report
the status of their health. This will allow health professionals to
compare the health of those most exposed to the events of 9/11/01 with the health of the general population.
9-11 Research - We
all know the official story of September 11th: four jetliners were hijacked by groups of four
and five Arabic men armed with box cutters, who proceeded to fly
three of the four jets into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Subsequently the World Trade
Center Towers, weakened by the impacts and fires, collapsed
into piles of rubble. Later in the afternoon 47-story Building 7, also weakened by fire, collapsed (a
fact that most people remain unaware of). The FBI had
compiled a list of hijackers within three days, and it was so
obvious that Osama bin Laden had masterminded the
operation from caves in Afghanistan, that there was no need to
seriously investigate the crime or produce evidence. The
"retaliatory" attack on the Taliban would soon commence.
Is this story true? Its central assumptions have never been tested
by an official government body whose members lack obvious conflicts
of interest. There are numerous red flags in the official story, which requires
a long series of highly improbable coincidences. Questioning that story is an act of responsible
9-11 Truth - Review
articles, books, videos, sites and other resources published and
linked at the site. Campaigns to educate the public about the Sept. 11th coverup. Provides media, educational and
organizing materials; plans actions around key events in the
calendar; and invites others to unite in simultaneous actions
across the country.
Visibility Project - Raising public awareness of the
disturbing, unanswered questions surrounding the September
11th, 2001, terrorist attacks and drawing attention to the
Bush Administration's ongoing efforts to obstruct the current
investigation and stonewall the 9-11 National
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