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This podcast explores the many facets of the 9-11 attacks which contradict the governments official story, the massive cover-up which is currently underway, the failure of the mainstream media in America to ask real questions, and the aftermath of 9-11 including the un-Constitutional wars and the taking of liberty here at home. This broadcast examines the big picture of what is taking place in America today and how September 11th fits into the scheme of things. Forget "conspiracy theory"! The governments own story about what happened is itself a "conspiracy theory"! We want 9-11 Truth.

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This podcast explores the many facets of the 9-11 attacks which contradict the governments official story, the massive cover-up which is currently underway, the failure of the mainstream media in America to ask real questions, and the aftermath of 9-11 including the un-Constitutional wars and the taking of liberty here at home. This broadcast examines the big picture of what is taking place in America today and how September 11th fits into the scheme of things. Forget "conspiracy theory"! The governments own story about what happened is itself a "conspiracy theory"! We want 9-11 Truth.

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Bad first episode

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The first episode is so difficult to listen to. Plus his voice is not please tell to listen to. Couldn’t go any furtber

Not much new

By Gimpy Smith - Jun 11 2019
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I didn’t find much new information here that isn’t better realized elsewhere. I also had trouble with one episode having loud music. It has become popular in documentaries to include unnecessary and overbearing music. Wish that would stop as the audience priority is what is being said.

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
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35
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8

Bad first episode

By m12j23 - Jan 05 2020
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The first episode is so difficult to listen to. Plus his voice is not please tell to listen to. Couldn’t go any furtber

Not much new

By Gimpy Smith - Jun 11 2019
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I didn’t find much new information here that isn’t better realized elsewhere. I also had trouble with one episode having loud music. It has become popular in documentaries to include unnecessary and overbearing music. Wish that would stop as the audience priority is what is being said.
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Visibility 9-11

Latest release on Mar 11, 2011

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Rank #1: George Orwell's 1984

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George Orwell's classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, is essential reading for any truth seeker to understanding what is going on in America and the world today.  This week Michael brings a special radio theater presentation of Nineteen Eighty-Four by NBC University Theater, first broadcast on NBC Radio Network on August 27, 1949.  Let your imagination paint the picture of a totalitarian society in which mere thought is crime, the language is incrementally destroyed, information is strictly controlled, and torture is a means of control.   Many parallel's can and should be drawn between Orwellian society, recent world history, and modern America.  Hence, a new understanding of the means and methods of control which are being implimented in America will follow.  We can and must stand up against tyranny in its' modern form and preserve freedom and liberty for generations of Americans to come."If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."  George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nov 29 2006

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Rank #2: Visibility 9-11 Discusses Evidence for Controlled Demolition at the WTC

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This podcast is the first in a series which takes on the official story that impact from large jetliners, together with intense fires brought down the World Trade Center and WTC 7. Included, is a discussion of the phrase "outrageous conspiracy theories" and 11 features of controlled demolitions exhibited by the collapse of the twin towers and building 7.

Jan 30 2006

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Rank #3: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Chris Emery, okcbombing.net

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On this, the 13th anniversary of the tragic events of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Visibility 9-11 welcomes researcher, activist, and documentary film producer Chris Emery.  On April 19, 1995 multiple bombs virtually destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in downtown Oklahoma City killing 169 men, women and children and wounded scores of others.  Just as with the events of September 11th, 2001, the official story of what really happened in OKC has been proven to be a falsehood by Chris and his colleagues at the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation Committee.

For more information, visit www.okcbombing.net and listen to the prior interviews on this topic from the Visibility 9-11 archives.Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Oklahoma State Rep. Charles KeyVisibility 9-11 Welcomes OKC Bombing Survivor VZ LawtonVisibility 9-11 Welcomes Chris Emery, okcbombing.org (2007)Music by John Heartson.

Apr 20 2008

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Rank #4: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Back Dr. Steven E. Jones

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This episode of Visibility 9-11 welcomes back to the program, Physicist Dr. Steven E. Jones.  Dr. Jones is a retired physics professor and first emerged in late 2005 with his important paper Why Indeed Did the World Trade Center Buildings Completely Collapse?, and has continued to do groundbreaking research into the "collapses" of all three high rise buildings on September 11th, 2001.  Dr. Jones both sits as co-editor at the Journal of 9-11 Studies and is the founder of Scholars for 9-11 Truth and Justice.  He has been a stalwart in the scientific and scholarly area of the 9-11 Truth Movement. Our talks today with Dr. Jones features an in-depth discussion on a new paper which has been formally published and peer reviewed by The Open Chemical Physics Journal titled Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe.  In this revolutionary new research paper, discoveries made in the World Trade Center Dust, particularly the red/gray bi-layered chips, are examined in great detail and include evidence of the thermite fingerprint at every juncture. The research paper ends with this sentence, which pulls no punches when it comes to what the authors believe these red/gray chips to be:  "Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material." Dr. Steven E. Jones, co-author of the paper writes:  "In short, the paper explodes the official story that “no evidence” exists for explosive/pyrotechnic materials in the WTC buildings."  The red/gray chips are the "loaded gun" of  9-11. Read this important paper directly at The Open Chemical Physics Journal website here.

Download these important episodes of Visibility 9-11 and here and here.

Find links to the research paper, these episodes, and watch for other planned interviews on this topic at our Visibility 9-11 Special Report, The Thermite Fingerprint; The Loaded Gun.

Apr 04 2009

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Rank #5: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes 9-11 Blogger and Researcher Aidan Monaghan

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This week Visibility 9-11 Welcomes 9-11 blogger and researcher Aidan Monaghan.  Aidan is an active blogger at 911blogger.com and has focused on using the Freedom of Information Act to get information pertinent to the 9-11 attacks and subsequent cover-up.   FOIA requests initiated by Aidan have attempted to gain information about the 4 aircraft used on 9-11, information about remote control technology possibly installed on the 4 aircraft, and the reported power down at the World Trade Center in the days just prior to 9-11.Intermission music by The DareRing.Ending music by Syntax Band.

Apr 03 2008

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Rank #6: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Nicholas Levis, Co-founder 911truth.org

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This week Visibility 9-11 welcomes one of the co-founders of 911truth.org, Nicholas Levis.  Nick began to question the official story of 9-11 shortly after the tragedy and is a veteran of the 9-11 movement.  In this episode, Nick talks about the formation of 911truth.org and some of the current challenges facing the 9-11 movment.   Disinformation, misinformation, and  ad-hominem attacks against 9-11 activists are topics discussed in this educational and informative discussion that all 9-11 activists need to become informed about.Intermission music by The Ness Key.Get this episode here.

Nov 01 2007

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Rank #7: Dr Robert M. Bowman Talks "9/11 Truth To Power" on Visibility 9-11

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Interview by John BursillVisibility 9-11 welcomes for the first time a tireless campaigner for peace, justice and liberty for the American People, hero and patriot Bob Bowman. In my opinion and from what Bob has achieved on shoe string budget over the last six years, it is fair to say he would have in all likelihood become the current President of the USA in a different and truthful world.  That is a world where we had a free and honest press in the US and had the truth of the 9/11 attacks exposed to all.  Bob is the man that best represents the phrase speaking truth to power and was the man that brought that term to the 9/11 Truth Movement through speeches throughout America and the world! In this interview Bob talks about issues and ideas never before raised with him on air. This interview is a must listen! Dr Robert M. Bowman is a former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force in the Ford and Carter administrations, and a former United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 101 combat missions in Vietnam.  He holds a PhD in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering from Cal Tech.  He has been a long time peace activist (30+ years) and was directly involved in preventing nuclear war by exposing the crazies in the White House and in the Military Industrial Complex for the idiocy they represent.  Bob has found himself fighting those same people today as part of the 9/11 Truth Movement. In this interview we cover a lot of new ground and new approaches to 9/11 Truth.  Bob talks to us about infiltrating the halls of power with our message within the existing two party structure and the ways we  can achieve our goals.  He also gives a look into past meetings and attempts to encourage the Peace Movement to realize the power of questioning 9/11. As has been a theme since I stepped in for Michael as the show host, I ask Bob about some controversial issues that plague the 9/11 Truth Movement.  Including the recent unsupported accusations blaming Israel as the mastermind of the 9/11 Attacks. Bowman has a strong view that US policy towards Israel needs to change and is acutely aware of the situation as a half Jewish man who wants peace in the Middle East.Bob is calling for support of his massive Westcoast Tour this summer so please get involved and support this outstanding man on a mission to educate, stimulate and encourage the people to speak truth to power! Contact: bob (at) thepatriots.usWeb Site: www.thepatriots.us Some of the insights that a man of Bowman’s caliber can give us are simply so motivating and stimulating it can’t be overstated.  We wish Bob all the best and we hope the American People get behind a man of such great wisdom and light in a dark, dark world!Music by Jesse Goplen.

Jun 09 2010

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Rank #8: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Erik Lawyer, Fire Fighters for 9-11 Truth

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This week Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Erik Lawyer, founder of Fire Fighters for 9-11 Truth.  Erik is a veteran fire fighter with the city of Seattle and recently woke up to the lies being promoted by the mainstream media, the government, and the 9-11 Commission.  From the FF911T website: "Firefighters for 9-11 Truth is a non-partisan association of firefighters and affiliates created to increase awareness, provide public education, demand a real investigation that follows National Standards, and provide support to our Brothers and Sisters in need. We are deeply troubled by the “official” story, and the way the rescue workers from Ground Zero are being forgotten." Erik recently penned an article titled MAYDAY...MAYDAY...MAYDAY which documents his path aimed at truth, justice, and accountability for those truly responsible for the events of September 11th, 2001.  Visibility 9-11 enthusiastically supports Erik and all his fine efforts. Intermission music by Robbie Robertson. Ending music by the Anthony Brown Orchestra (Gershwin).

Aug 31 2008

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Rank #9: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Physicist David Chandler, ae911truth.org

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Visibility 9-11 welcomes David Chandler, American Association of Physics Teachers and member of Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth.David has a BS from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA (IPS major--independent program of studies with emphasis in physics and engineering); MA in education from Claremont Graduate University; MS in mathematics from Cal Poly, Pomona and has taught Physics/Mathematics/Astronomy at K-12 and Jr. college levels. He is also and author and served formerly on the editorial board of The Physics Teacher, an AAPT journal.  David is also an active designer and inventor of educational materials emphasizing quantitative visualization.David's recent article, WTC7: NIST Admits Freefall focuses on some of the significant errors and descepancies in the final NIST report on the collapse of tower 7 and includes exerpts from a tehnical briefing held by NIST on August 26, 2008.  During this briefing, questions were put to the panel by David Chandler as well as Dr. Steven Jones.Intermission music by Libra Project.Ending music by Prymal Rhythm

Dec 13 2008

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Rank #10: Michael Wolsey Interviews David Ray Griffin on Words of Freedom

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This show features an interview by Michael Wolsey of respected author, professor, and theologian David Ray Griffin from May 7th, 2005 on the show Words of Freedom with George Flynn on The American Freedom Network.

Jan 22 2006

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Rank #11: Visibility 9-11 Features the Audio Track of 9-11 Revisited

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This podcast features the audio track from the film 9-11 Revisited by Dustin Mugford and includes many eyewitness accounts from news reports broadcast on 9-11 and never played again, an interview with physics professor Steven E. Jones, part of a lecture by David Ray Griffin and MIT Engineer Jeff King.

May 03 2006

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Rank #12: Visibility 9-11 Covers Some of the 200+ Smoking Guns of 9-11 Found in the Mainstream Media

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This podcast takes a look at some of the 200+ Smoking Guns of 9-11 found in the Mainstream Media. NOTE: Announcement about David Ray Griffin's live internet broadcast is on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 7:00 pm Pacific time (forgot to mention the date!). Music by Henery Mancini and Ray Charles.

Mar 29 2006

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Rank #13: Red Flag - Young Man to Cheney, Do the Orders Still Stand?

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On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney was in charge of the military response to the attacks while the President flew around the country in Air Force One.  The 9-11 Commission failed to follow up on the nature of and order the Vice President had given which related to American Airlines Flight 77 which hit the Pentagon at 9:36.  Many have wondered if these orders were NOT to shoot down Flight 77 as it approached the Pentagon.

We know about this order because on May 23, 2003, then Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta testified before the 9-11 Commission.  Secretary Mineta testified that he was present at the Presidential Emergency Operating Center (PEOC) in a bunker below the White House on the morning of September 11th under the direction of Vice President Dick Cheney.  During questioning by Co-Chairman Lee Hamilton, Mineta was asked if he was in the PEOC when the Presidential order was given to shoot down suspected hijacked commercial airliners.

During the time that Secretary Mineta testified about, Flight 77 had already been severely off course for over an hour and it was thought that the flight was being controlled by terrorists.  Flight 77 was also being tracked by the FAA and NORAD and according to Secretary Mineta’s testimony it was even being tracked for at least 50 miles from the PEOC.

Secretary Mineta’s testimony has raised many questions.  The most obvious question is, what were the orders that Vice-President Cheney had issued to the young man?  When asked by Mr. Hamilton during testimony if the order was a shoot down order, Secretary Mineta could not confirm that it was.   Is it reasonable to assume that this was a shoot down order?

During this same hearing, Secretary Mineta also testified that aircraft had been scrambled from nearby Langley Air Force Base and were only 10 miles away from the Washington D.C. area.  If the orders Secretary Mineta spoke of was a shoot down order, then why was this plane not shot down before it hit the Pentagon?  Our modern fighters are the most sophisticated in the world and can shoot down multiple targets from many miles away.  The question begs to be asked,  were these orders the young man spoke of orders NOT to shoot down Flight 77?

We now know that Naval Officer Douglas F. Cochrane is the young man Mineta was referring to in his testimony.  When questioned about the day, Mr. Cochrane has refused to answer questions about what happened and repeatedly refers to the 9-11 Commission as the definitive report on the terrorist attacks.

It is another failure of the 9-11 Commission that this testimony by Secretary Mineta was not followed up on.  Today, important questions still persist about what these orders were and why the 9-11 Commission failed to dig deeper and ask questions of how Flight 77 could have possibly been allowed to strike the heart of the US Military.

Nov 15 2010

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Rank #14: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Lt. Col. Guy Razer USAF

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This week Visibility 9-11 welcomes retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Guy Razer.  Col. Razer has publicly stated:"After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100% convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned, organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have infiltrated the highest levels of our government.  It is now time to take our country back. The "collapse" of WTC Building 7 [570 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane] shows beyond any doubt that the demolitions were pre-planned.  There is simply no way to demolish a 47-story building (on fire) over a coffee break.  It is also impossible to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did, unless it was pre-planned.  Further damning evidence is Larry Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states "they made that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse." We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail.  Those of us in the military took an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic".  Just because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it. We owe it to those who have gone before us who executed that same oath, and who are doing the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan right now.  Those of us who joined the military and faithfully executed orders that were given us had to trust our leaders.  The violation and abuse of that trust is not only heinous, but ultimately the most accurate definition of treason!"Today, after years of researching 9-11, Col. Razer speaks out publicly for the first time about his doubts in the official story of what happened on September 11th, 2001.  You can reach Col. Razer through his MySpace page  here.  Intermission music by John McKay.

Apr 10 2007

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Rank #15: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Whistleblower Kevin Ryan

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Visibility 9-11 welcomes to the program Kevin Ryan.  Kevin is a former Site Manager working for Underwriters Laboratories, the company which certified the steel which was used in the construction of the World Trade Center twin towers.  UL was also contracted by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to conduct tests of floor model assemblies of the WTC during their investigation on the trade center collapses.   Kevin blew the whistle in November of 2004 with his letter to the director of the NIST investigation, Frank Gayle, raising questions about the outcome of the findings of the investigation.  Kevin was subsequently fired in retaliation and has since been a force in exposing the fraud of September 11th.  Kevin is a member of Scholars for 9-11 Truth and Justice and co-editor at the Journal of 9-11 Studies

Sep 01 2006

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Rank #16: Visibility 9-11 Discusses Evidence for Controlled Demolition at the WTC, part 2

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This podcast is the second in a 3 part series which takes on the official story that impact from large jetliners, together with intense fires brought down the World Trade Center and WTC 7. Included, is a discussion of the phrase "outrageous conspiracy theories" and 11 features of controlled demolitions exhibited by the collapse of the twin towers and building 7. Music by Mosdef. WARNING-CONTAINS EXPLICIT LYRICS

Feb 08 2006

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Rank #17: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Producer Jarek Kupsc, The Reflecting Pool

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Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Jarek Kuspc, Actor, Director, and Producer of the new film, The Reflecting Pool.  This is the first film of its kind which openly questions the official version of the events of September 11th in a dramatic story of discovery, sorrow, and the inevitable contempt for the media in America and their role in keeping the 9-11 cover-up intact.  From the DVD cover:An investigation of the 9/11 events by a Russian-American journalist and a father of a 9/11 victim implicates the US government in the attacks.ALEX PROKOP (Jarek Kupsc), a successful journalist, receives a rare 9/11 video tape revealing new information about the attack. The footage was sent by PAUL COOPER (Joseph Culp), a driven researcher, whose daughter died on 9/11. Sensing a good story, Prokop travels with Cooper to New York and Washington, DC, where they uncover suppressed information implicating the US Government in the attacks. As Cooper introduces Prokop to key eye-witnesses, the façade of the "official story" begins to crumble. Prokop hears accounts of underground explosions in the Twin Towers moments before their collapse and discovers that the firm providing WTC security was run by the President's brother.We follow Alex and Cooper as they investigate the inexplicable collapse of the 47-story WTC Building Seven, disprove the implausible airliner "attack" on the Pentagon, and uncover the illegal destruction of physical evidence from Ground Zero.

The pressure builds as the FBI intimidates Alex's editor, McGUIRE, (Lisa Black) to reveal key sources – while the magazine's corporate investors threaten to kill the entire story. Plagued by the ghosts of his Communist childhood and trying to uphold the independence of American journalism, Alex's search for the truth leads to a dangerous and shocking realization!

THE REFLECTING POOL is an intense, sobering investigation into the most controversial tragedy of our time. Drawn from established sources and based on verifiable facts, THE REFLECTING POOL is a thought-provoking study of a search for truth and the profound consequences of not looking for it any further than the nightly news.

Jul 17 2008

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Rank #18: Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Dr. David Ray Griffin

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On this, the second anniversary of the 9/11 Commission report, Visibility 9-11 welcomes professor emeritus at the Claremont School of Theology Dr. David Ray Griffin.  Dr. Griffin is the author of over two dozen books which include The New Pearl Harbor;  Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 and The 9/11 Commission Report;  Omissions and Distortions.  Dr. Griffin also has a new book out, which he touches on briefly, called Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11:  A Call to Reflection and Action.

Jul 22 2006

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Rank #19: Visibility 9-11 welcomes back Erik Lawyer the founder of Firefighters for 9-11 Truth

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343 brave New York City Firefighters died on 9/11, this episode of Visibility 9/11 is dedicated to them!   If you have not heard the name Erik Lawyer it is one to remember. Erik is a full time Firefighter and is a new shinning light in the 9/11 Truth Movement. He has been impressing all he meets with his simple message demanding a thorough criminal forensic investigation of the 9/11 World Trade Center catastrophe. He and his fire-fighting comrades want the authorities to do their job and carry out an investigation in accordance with fire scene investigation protocols, that he and all US fire fighters adhere to religiously.  On 9/11 so many things happened for the first time and the one that is of greatest concern to Erik and his group, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth  is the near complete destruction of evidence at this fire crime scene and the subsequent monumental cover up and obfuscation of the little remaining evidence.  Independently gathered evidence clearly demonstrates that incendiaries and explosives were used to facilitate the three WTC buildings destruction.  For more information, see the Visibility 9-11 Special Report, Thermite Fingerprint- The Loaded Gun of 9-11.  In this latest interview John and Erik talk about the future plans for Firefighters for 9/11 Truth and their achievements so far and we also talk about the strong bond being formed between "Firefighters for 9/11 Truth" and the highly successful "Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth". Soon an exciting new video is to be produced by both groups providing an even better and broader video resource for public education than the current "9/11 - Blue Print for Truth"; while still sticking to a careful non-conspiratorial fact based approach.  Visibility 9/11 congratulates Erik and Firefighters for 9/11 Truth for their commitment to truth and justice in the face of personal attack and ridicule. As Erik has demonstrated in his Seattle Fire Station, ignorance is no match for hard evidence. It is a simple truth that all who dare to look at that evidence will concede there is a clear and present danger to the American public and the world if we do not find the real reasons for the three building collapses on 9/11. It is also very reassuring to see another group of professional 9/11 Truth Advocates being careful with what they say and do in the name of 9/11 Truth. Firefighters for 9/11 Truth will always put the victims and the first responders concerns and welfare first! 

 To assist the suffering first responders a "Firefighters for 9/11 Truth" T'shirt can be bought here: http://firefightersfor911truth.org/?p=530 

Apr 08 2010

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Rank #20: Red Flag - 9/11 Commission Ignores Pakistan's Money Connection

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Despite the 9-11 Commission's mandate to provide a “full and complete accounting” of the attacks of September 11, many key points were omitted from the final report. One of these important omissions attempted to cover up the role of Pakistan and whether or not Pakistani intelligence helped to fund the 9-11 attacks.Ties between Washington DC and the Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI have been documented in media reports before and after the September 11th attacks. In March 2001, Pakistani regional expert and member of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Selig Harrisson, said “the CIA still has close links with the Pakistani intelligence service ISI.” Just one day before the attacks, a Pakistani newspaper in Islamabad reported that the head of the ISI was meeting with unspecified members of the Pentagon, National Security Council, and CIA Director George Tenet.On May 18th, 2002 the Washington Post reported that:"On the morning of Sept. 11, Porter Goss and Bob Graham were having breakfast with a Pakistani general named Mahmud Ahmed -- the soon-to-be-sacked head of Pakistan's intelligence service. Ahmed ran a spy agency notoriously close to Osama bin Laden and the Taliban."

Specific details of that meeting have still not been released and may never have been recorded.In 2001, various media outlets (CNN, Fox News, ABC, and AP) reported that $100,000 was wired from Pakistan to Mohammed Atta, the 9-11 lead hijacker. A "senior law enforcement source" told CNN that the paymaster was believed to be Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was working for the Pakistani ISI at the time.Several media outlets reported in 2002 that the US government believed Saeed Sheikh to be an asset of the ISI, and that senior ISI officers knew him well.  Also reported was the allegation by Indian intelligence that General Mahmud Ahmed ordered the wire transfer and that Indian intelligence claimed they had assisted the FBI during the investigation. Various mainstream Indian papers reported this in 2001 along with a mainstream Pakistani newspaper.  In the West - the Wall Street Journal and Agence France Press picked up on the story in October. On October 7th 2001, Mahmood Ahmed was fired from his role at the ISI. The official explanation was because he was too close to the Taliban. This claim has been met with criticism by some analysts given the fact that there were several pro-Taliban officers that kept their jobs.During the 9/11 Commission hearings, the Family Steering Committee asked the Commissioners to investigate the ISI connection. However, the commission did little to "follow the money" and the 9/11 Commission Report made no mention of these allegations. Furthermore, the commission made the absurd statement that the question of who financed the terrorist attacks was "of little practical significance" [and that it had] "seen no evidence that any foreign government--or foreign government official--supplied any funding."

Dec 02 2010

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