By Victor Thorn
Within a week of the 9-11 attacks—at a time when questioning the government’s official version of events was already considered almost seditious, AMERICAN FREE PRESS had already begun informing its readers that the Osama bin Laden-19 Arab hijackers story had more holes in it than a block of Swiss cheese.
Considering the intense shock to our nation, these were dangerous times to oppose the neocon led administration. In the aftermath of this catastrophe, President George W. Bush upped the ante by threatening Americans with the consequences of exhibiting any “unpatriotic” tendencies.
“You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists,” he sneered in what would become his style of cowboy diplomacy.
Bush’s intentions were clear: If you dare investigate these obviously suspicious crimes, we’ll marginalize you and brand you an enemy of the state. Later, realizing that their house of cards could come crashing down, Bush addressed the United Nations with this warning: “Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories regarding the attacks of September 11.”
Still, in AFP’s issue No. 5, dated September 24, 2001, Michael Collins Piper threw down the gauntlet by reminding subscribers of direct Mossad links to the first World Trade Center (WTC) bombing, in 1993. The following week, AFP asked about Israeli foreknowledge of these horrific strikes in New York and D.C.
Subsequent issues contained articles on the WTC controlled demolitions, fake cell phone calls, the military’s incomprehensible stand-down, gangs of celebrating Israelis, pools of molten steel beneath Ground Zero, Osama bin Laden’s doubles, and interviews with survivor William Rodriguez and 9-11 widow Ellen Mariani.
Without doubt, no event in the past decade has had such an impact on our lives as 9-11, not to mention the tentacles that sprung from it, including the USA PATRIOT Act, Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration inspections, two atrocious foreign wars, color-coded terror alerts and astronomical spending.
From day one, AFP courageously stood at the forefront of what would become known as the 9-11 truth movement. Without AFP’s contributions, it’s likely that another similar attack would have already been leveled against America by now.
This special edition—containing much new information—is our tribute to those who died on 9-11, their families and all those who seek the truth about September 11, 2001.
Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 50 books.