As the first American newspaper to reveal hidden truths regarding the events of September 11, 2001—not to mention carrying breaking updates over the past 12 years—AMERICAN FREE PRESS founded what later became known as the 9-11 truth movement. This week we illustrate how that heinous false-flag attack still affects our world today.
By Victor Thorn
ARLINGTON, Va.—Perched 15 floors atop Washington, D.C. inside the Sheraton Hotel, over 100 9-11 “truthers” gathered on September 13-15 to learn about the latest developments surrounding the 21st century’s greatest conspiracy. Not lost on any of these attendees was a supreme irony: directly following the supposed crash of Flight 77 into the Pentagon, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials immediately seized videotapes from the Sheraton’s CCTV cameras.
To understand why 9-11 still remains relevant, AFP spoke with a number of attendees, researchers and speakers at this conference.
Jerry Policoff, executive director of the JFK assassination archives and senior editor of the website “Op-Ed News,” set the tone. “By studying JFK’s murder since the mid-1960s, 9-11 got my attention because there are plenty of common threads,” he said.
Professor Kevin Barrett, Ph.D., an author and talk radio host, debunked the idea of terrorism that government officials use to brainwash the public. “Statistically, terrorism is insignificant,” Barrett said. “You’re more likely to be struck by lightning or drown in your bathtub.”
Barrett spoke about how 9-11 has placed most of the populace under a spell. “The 9-11 ‘big lie’ has completely removed the American public from reality by placing them in fantasyland,” he said.
Legendary black comedian Dick Gregory, a longtime JFK scholar who first introduced TV viewers to the Zapruder film on Geraldo Rivera’s “Good Night America,” referred to September 11 as a magical incantation.
“9-11 is a trick,” said Gregory. “The numbers “9-1-1” [emergency] tells your brain to be scared.”
During an interview with this writer, Gregory described how deceptions revolving around 9-1-1 impact politics in 2013.
“I don’t get my news from NBC anymore,” he said. “Instead, I look for cracks in the fabric. That’s why I knew Obama would be president 10 years ago.”
Prompted for more details, Gregory explained, “Obama’s father and mother were both CIA. Everyone that f***s with him dies. I know all about that crooked nigga.”
Author Webster Tarpley, recognized for his books on George Bush and the topic of synthetic terrorism, said during his presentation, “We should use 9-11 as a premise to look forward and decipher new false-flags.”
As an example, Tarpley referred to recent “wag the dog” shenanigans in Syria.
“As supposed proof of Assad gassing his own people, we were shown videos of dead adolescents,” said Tarpley. “But these were actually Alawite children kidnapped from Latakia two weeks before this ‘chemical’ attack. They weren’t kids from Damascus.”
Tarpley offered a final suggestion. “The whole idea of conspiracy theories being bad arose from the CIA during the 1960s.”
Carrying this notion further, event organizer Matt Sullivan, the former publisher of the now defunct monthly newspaper The Rock Creek Free Press, issued a warning.
“Whenever the government may be complicit in a crime, you can’t trust any evidence coming from them,” he said. “We must instead rely on independently verifiable data.”
Of course, 9-11 also served as the impetus for a decade of perpetual wars that American troops are still fighting today.
Mark Gaffney, author of Black 9/11: Money, Motive and Technology, cited how the government and military-industrial complex have ballooned in stature.
“Some 263 new federal organizations have been created since 9-11, while over 2,000 private companies do intelligence work for the U.S. government,” he said.
Sadly, the U.S. war machine didn’t come to a grinding halt after the neocons left office. Isa Hodge, who spearheaded the 9-11 Million American March in D.C., complained to AFP, “Barack Obama has killed more Muslims in the past five years than George W. Bush did in eight years.”
Needless to say, ever-present dangers confront those willing to expose the crimes of this vast criminal network.
Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen expanded upon the murder of author Phillip Marshall and his children.
“Marshall quoted intel sources that said the Osama bin Laden raid was a staged hoax, especially since the Saudis tried to poison him,” he said. “That’s why bin Laden died of kidney failure in late 2001.”
Although no mainstream media venues covered this pivotal symposium, AFP distributor Ned Delaney, who traveled all the way from Indiana, addressed the significance of these events:
“It’s important for national organizations to meet and keep cohesion among their group,” he told AFP. “It’s also an excellent opportunity to network with each other.”
Despite a plethora of never-before-heard news developments at this year’s commemorative conference, some 9-11 truthers still can’t escape the dreaded Nazi complex. Webster Tarpley, a huge admirer of Franklin D. Roosevelt, proclaimed that even in 2013, Nazism acts as a “fifth column.”
Even more so, Pentagon researcher Barbara Honegger, author of the book October Surprise, made a preposterous assertion:
“Neocons are Nazis. The U.S. government has been taken over by a neo-Nazi cult.”
After alluding to “big Hitlerian lies,” Ms. Honegger took it a step further:
“The Nazi thread continued to 9-11, even with Leo Strauss, who had ties to Hitler’s men. Strauss, the 9-11 neocons’ mentor, was influenced by Hitler’s justifier of evil, Nazi Carl Schmitt.”
For the record, Strauss was Jewish.
Ironically, in the next breath, Ms. Honegger named the individuals responsible for 9-11. The first five men she mentioned were Richard Perle, Dov Zakheim, Paul Wolfowitz, Michael Chertoff and 9-11 Commission Executive Director Philip Zelikow. AFP readers are well aware that each of these deep insiders is Jewish.
Considering a wealth of data proving Israel’s involvement in this ritualistic massacre, how could the Nazis conceivably be behind it?
Finally, although Kevin Barrett correctly described Muslims as 9-11 patsies, he curiously added, “Jews have been pretty savagely and unfairly scapegoated throughout history.”
Architect Insists Pertinent Facts Censored by Feds
Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, stands as a persistently positive force in the 9-11 truth movement. In addition to distributing 9-11 literature to congressional members on Capitol Hill, he’s also instrumental in having “9-11 truth” billboards and ads placed in New York’s Times Square and 11 other cities.
During his September 13 speech at the Sheraton conference, Gage focused much of his attention on recent breakthroughs debunking the WTC 7 smokescreen. For instance, on the morning of September 11, 2001, liberal journalist Allan Dodds Frank announced on CNN at 11:07 a.m. that World Trade Center building 7 had already collapsed. In actuality, this 47-story skyscraper didn’t implode via controlled demolition until 5:20 p.m., over six hours later.
Moreover, Gage divulged that a total of 118 NYC firefighters have testified to hearing explosions and seeing flashes of light inside the twin towers before they fell.
As an architect with 23 years of experience, Gage is particularly disturbed by members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) who’ve concealed pertinent facts regarding the deliberate destruction of WTC 1, 2 and 7.
“Physicists at NIST are lying through their teeth,” said Gage. “They’re paid by the Defense Department, and what they’re doing is worse than fraud. It’s criminal. At WTC7, there were dozens of operatives that required months of preparation. Why did they need to topple WTC7? Look at what agencies were housed inside it: the CIA, Secret Service, IRS, Department of Defense and Rudy Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management.”
Truth Won’t Be Silenced
Towering over Times Square in Manhattan stands a 54-foot by 46-foot billboard declaring: “Did you know a 3rd tower fell on 9-11?” Over a million people will see this sign every day throughout the month of September.
Although 12 years have passed since this false-flag attack forever changed the American landscape, a variety of strange occurrences still plague 9-11 truthers. For instance, in June B’nai B’rith International demanded that former MI5 officer Annie Machon be removed from a UN discussion panel. The reason: Ms. Machon insists that elements of the U.S. government were involved in orchestrating the 9-11 attacks “as a pretext for war [and] to erode our freedom.” She also cited the Mossad as being instrumental in the 1994 bombing of Israel’s London Embassy.
Then there’s former CIA and DEA pilot Phillip Marshall, who wrote a book entitled The Big Bamboozle: 9-11 and the War on Terror. On February 2, Marshall, his two teenage children and their family dog were all shot to death in their home. Did these gruesome executions result from inflammatory statements made by Marshall? These included quotes such as: “The official version about some ghost (Osama bin Laden) in a cave on the other side of the world defeating our entire military establishment on U.S. soil is absolutely preposterous . . . the true reason the attack was successful is because of an inside military stand-down.”
To combat continued revelations by whistleblowers, the government-corporate-media axis persists in characterizing 9-11 truthers as dangerous, even deadly. A case in point is alleged Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who talking heads have already convicted due to his supposed status as a believer in 9-11 conspiracy theories.
However, despite an unending media campaign designed to label 9-11 truthers as crazy or deranged, on July 8 two UK psychologists, Michael Wood and Karen Douglas, published a study asserting that so-called conspiracy theorists appear saner than those desperately clinging to the official government version of events.
Similarly, 9-11 researcher Kevin Barrett cited psychologist Laurie Manwell in a July 12 article. “Anti-conspiracy people are unable to think clearly about such apparent state crimes against democracy as 9-11 due to their inability to process information that conflicts with preexisting beliefs.”
In an interview with AFP, 9-11 researcher Kevin Barrett cited an article by psychologist Laurie Manwell in the February 2010 edition of American Behavioral Scientist.
“Anti-conspiracy people are unable to think clearly about such apparent state crimes against democracy as 9-11 due to their inability to process information that conflicts with preexisting beliefs,” he said.
Fortunately, a handful of mainstream media members refuse to keep drinking the Kool-aid. On September 8, Dennis Maley of The Bradenton Times broke from the herd with this commentary:
“As Americans, our distrust of government is clearly well-justified. It is also obvious that many of us are fed up with the notion that we should accept being misled as a necessary component to our government keeping us safe.”
Maley concluded with these powerful words:
“A meaningful investigation into the events of September 11, 2001 would be a good place to start rectifying [this] toxic dynamite.”
Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 40 books.