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9/11 in Moscow and Elsewhere


On 9/11 I’ve been in Moscow, signing books, speaking at Round Table of the Russia’s news agency and the Moscow University – and watching the prime time screening of an alternative 9/11 movie on the Channel One of Russian TV. This screening was an additional asymmetric Russian response to the American administration’s anti-Russian PR offensive of recent days.

Another 9/11 attraction was a public reading by Vsevolod Emelin, one of the best modern Russian poets, of his Belloc-like ironic poems commemorating this day, with the punchline: “People rejoiced all over the world that America was finally screwed”. Read it in Russian on  An American spoof on the same topic is at the bottom of this email.

Meanwhile, there is a new stunning explanation of 9/11, using tactics of Father Brown, this superb priest detective of Chesterton. Read about it below. In my view, it is first ever plausible explanation of WHY, let alone HOW.


But now back to the Russian screening and other 9/11 events:  "Socialist Euro-parliamentarian Giulietto Chiesa has shown, in February 2008 in EU Parliament, the film "ZERO" about USA government conspiracy in 9-11 events. Despite personal invitation to all 785 EU parliamentarians, and to nearly a thousand journalists, only 6 parliamentarians, and no one Italian journalist, came to see the film. Chiesa attributed the lack of interest of EU parliamentarians and of EU media to the influence and control of information by USA ... Until now ZERO has no distributing agency in EU."

Russian TV Prime Time To Air 9-11 Truth Film   Italian film-maker Giulietto Chiesa, who was in Berlin for a screening of his documentary which questions the official US version of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has called for an international tribunal to probe events.  Chiesa was in Berlin at the weekend for a screening of his film which features, among others, novelist Gore Vidal and playwright Dario Fo as well as retired American professor of philosophy David Ray Griffin who advances conspiracy theories that contradict mainstream accounts of events of 11 September, 2001.  Federal Aviation Administration controllers, US Air Force pilots, military commanders and physicists also appear in the critical documentary, which the director hopes will create “political awareness” of the “faulty” official investigation into the events by the 9/11 Commission.  “Some of the individuals appearing in the film are former FBI and CIA agents, people who have in a sense taken a very big risk in speaking out. I am very grateful to them because they have done a big job,” said Chiesa.  “The film would not have been possible without them,” he said, adding that ZERO had been seen in France and Belgium at individual screenings, and by more than 20,000 people in Italy. But the film so far has not gained a distributor in Europe

Pushing for an international tribunal  Chiesa, one of Italy’s most respected journalists and a La Stampa foreign correspondent for more than 20 years, told his Berlin audience an 9/11 international tribunal could serve a useful purpose.  “If feelings were strong enough a positive result could be obtained, but it would not happen immediately. So far it’s been the US administration that has won the information fight and obtained their result — unfortunately,” Chiesa said.  “Our task is to inform millions of people of the true situation.  Everybody should be involved in this struggle with a tribunal or commission helping once we win approval for the idea,” he said.  In an interview with German news agency dpa, Chiesa, a European parliamentary deputy, said Russian television is to give prime time airing to his film on the eve of this week’s seventh anniversary of the attacks in New York and Washington.  “That means that some 30 million Russian citizens will learn the truth about what happened, which is a very big result for me.”  Chiesa, whose documentary was first screened to a large German audience at the Goethe Institute in Munich in May, was clearly delighted at his reception in Berlin. “It’s important that so many people have shown up,” he said.  One of a panel of six experts debating the 9/11 topic in Berlin, Chiesa said he was eager for his film to gain more public support and become a “multiplicator” across Germany. “If that happens it means we are making politics in the right sense of the word.”  Critics question government version of attacks. Andreas von Buelow, a controversial former German minister of technology, and ex-state secretary in the Defense Ministry, was among the Berlin participants who said further investigation was needed into 9/11.  He told dpa it was “one of life’s characteristics that governments are prone to lie in order to achieve their agendas. The Americans told us that in Iraq, Saddam Hussein had something to do with al-Qaeda, which was absolutely untrue. Even the CIA knew this,” he said.  “Then, they told us that Saddam Hussein was preparing weapons of mass destruction, which was also untrue, so they have been lying all over the place and are still fighting there. Meanwhile a million people have been killed.”  Asked if there was any prospect of a policy change once the next US president was elected, he replied bluntly “No!” 

Ivashov, Chiesa, Meyssan, Russian Experts To Debate 9-11 On Russian TV Friday 9-9-8  Thierry Meyssan reports from Moscow that he and other leading international 9/11 truth experts have completed taping a television debate which will be telecast on the first national program of Russian state television this coming Friday, September 12. This no-holds barred, free-wheeling debate, featuring strongly divergent opinions about what really happened on and about September 11, 2001, will be shown in conjunction with the documentary film Zero, produced and directed by Chiesa and Franco Fracassi of Telemaco Productions in Rome. Russians are thus about to receive an unprecedented evening of 9/11 truth.  The telecast will go out in the middle of prime time. Among the participants, General Leonid Ivashov was the commander of the Russian armed forces on September 11, 2001, and has been a leading critic of the US official version. A leading strategic thinker for his country, Ivashov is currently a fellow of the Strategic Culture Foundation ( in Moscow. Giulietto Chiesa is a member of the European Parliament in Brussels, representing the region around Asti in northwest Italy. Chiesa has been the leading spokesman for 9/11 truth issues in the European Parliament, and has been the prime mover behind the documentary film Zero, as well as the collection of essays by the same name which has also attracted much attention in Italy since being published in the late summer of 2007.

Thierry Meyssan, the founder and leader of the Voltaire Network in Paris, was one of the first critics of the US official story about 9/11. He is the author of several books, including 9/11: The Big Lie, and Pentagate. He also organized the Axis for Peace conference in Brussels in November 2005.  Among almost a dozen Russian participants in the debate that will be televised Friday evening in Moscow, one of the most compelling speakers was a Russian cosmonaut who observed the 9/11 events from his post on the International Space Station in earth orbit. This cosmonaut recounts in the telecast that, as he watched the immense plume of smoke spread from New York out over the Atlantic, he took a large number of photos and films which were sent automatically to both Houston and Moscow. “We have been studying these images very, very, carefully,” commented the cosmonaut pointedly, “and we have seen some highly interesting things.” 

The host for the debate stressed that this landmark telecast did not imply that the Kremlin administration of President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin was officially espousing any particular point of view concerning 9/11, but rather reflected a commitment to free and open debate. Nevertheless, observers in the Russian capital sense a far-reaching change of mood by the Russian government in the wake of the August 7-8 genocidal attack on South Ossetia by the Georgian dictator and US satellite Saakashvili. The Russians, according to this view, are through with doing favors for the US, especially in regard to Washington’s official myths about 9/11 and the war on terror, and this telecast will deliver that message in a clear and unmistakable way.


And now for the new all-explaining document on 9/11

From Ken Freeland:


In the tireless research and reviews which we as truthers are engaged in, we come across many helpful guides to our understanding of the mystery of 9/11.  But  it is only on the rarest of occasions that we encounter a piece of research that is so clear, so cogent in its breathtaking sweep and its ability to connect the dots, that it revolutionizes our understanding of these events and moves us a quantum step ahead in our ability to present a solid argument to the public.  The piece referenced below is such a gem.  After reading it, I would find it impossible to hold a serious conversation with anyone about the subject of 9/11 who had not absorbed it.  I should state at the outset that the piece doesn't do much to settle questions of the technical details of 911.  In fact, the author assumes that all three of the buildings were hit by planes.  But this is really irrelevant, as the piece is not about technical questions, and can stand or fall without respect to exactly how the attacks were carried out.  This piece is totally about the motivation for 9/11.  Remember, for every crime, you must establish a motive and a means.  Here the motive is explicated like nowhere else, and when we consider the specific buildings which were "attacked" (including Building 6), this "theory" best satisfies Ockham's Razor… it is the most cogent explanation of why these particular buildings, including the specific Pentagon offices of Naval Intelligence, were the targets of the attack.  I entreat all of you to download this pdf document and read it immediately.  I won't promise you that is an easy read.  The last part about the banking issues is particularly abstruse for laymen.  But I will promise you that you will find nowhere else such a complete explanation of the events of 9/11.  I should also mention that I was helpfully prepared for this explanation by already having read Gold Warriors, which is the best possible background for some of the details here alluded to (the Golden Lily fortune of Japanese War loot expropriated by the CIA for its clandestine operations).  If you have any difficulty understanding this part of the exposition, you will find that book is worth its weight in gold.  Understandably, its authors are still in hiding.  I was also prepared for this explanation by early exposure to the theories of Eastman et al. as to the reasons for the 911 attacks, which are vindicated here, though with considerably more elaboration and documentation.




Collateral Damage: U.S. Covert Operations and the Terrorist Attacks on September 11


Initially, it is difficult to see a pattern to the destruction of September 11th other than the total destruction of the World Trade Center, a segment of the Pentagon, four commercial aircraft and the loss of 2,993 lives. However, if the perceived objective of the attack is re-defined from its commonly suggested ‘symbolic’ designation as either ‘a terrorist attack’ or a ‘new Pearl Harbor,’ and one begins by looking at it as purely a crime with specific objectives(as opposed to a political action), there is a compelling logic to the pattern of destruction. The September11th attacks were meant as a cover-up for financial crimes being investigated by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), whose offices in the Pentagon were destroyed on September 11th.1 After six years of research, this report presents corroborating evidence which supports their claims, and proposes a new rationale for the September 11thattacks. The hypothesis of this report is: the attacks of September 11th were intended to cover-up the clearing of $240 billion dollars in securities covertly created in September 1991 to fund a covert economic war against the Soviet Union, during which ‘unknown’ western investors bought up much of the Soviet industry, with a focus on oil and gas. The attacks of September 11th also served to derail multiple Federal investigations away from crimes associated with the 1991 covert operation. In doing so, the attacks were justified under the cardinal rule of intelligence: “protect your resources” and consistent with a modus operandi of sacrificing lives for a greater cause.



The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé

David Ray Griffin



In 2004, David Ray Griffin published The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11. Translated into several languages, it helped spark a worldwide movement demanding “9/11 truth.” Even as it became increasingly outdated, it continued to be widely cited as the best introduction to the issues.


Griffin has now written The New Pearl Harbor Revisited, which provides a chapter-by-chapter updating of the information provided in that earlier book. It shows that the case against the official account constructed by independent researchers---who now include architects, engineers, physicists, pilots, politicians, and former military officers---is far stronger than it was in 2004, leaving no doubt that 9/11 was a false-flag operation, designed to give the Bush-Cheney administration a pretext to attack oil-rich Muslim nations.


Taken together, these two books provide everything one needs to make an informed decision about 9/11---whether one is a journalist, a political leader, a religious leader, or an ordinary citizen concerned about truth, democracy, and the rule of law.




 “Nowhere is it clearer that truth is now considered quaint, obsolete here in Washington, than in the disingenuous non-answers to questions about the cavernous holes in the official version of 9/11—-and the flippant attempts to marginalize intrepid souls like David Ray Griffin, branded “blasphemous” by the likes of Tucker Carlson. Facing straight into this rancid wind, Griffin now provides a definitive account that updates and integrates his earlier findings. Will Congress ever authorize an honest investigation of the seminal event of our time?”---Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and presidential briefer


“This latest book by David Ray Griffin is scholarly research at its best. Meticulous empirical investigation and painstaking analysis are combined to refute the official 9/11 narrative. Every event surrounding the tragic events of September 11, 2001, is subjected to close scrutiny, ultimately with a view to revealing the lies and upholding the truth. In this fascinating and skillfully researched exposé, Griffin demonstrates unequivocally that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job.”---Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics and author of America’s War on Terrorism



The New Pearl Harbor Revisited can be purchased for $20 at bookstores or Interlink Books (1-800-238-LINK) or for $13.60 at ( It should be available at Amazon by September 11. 


And now for something completely frivolous: 
The Onion - 4th September 2008 / Volume 44, Issue 36


Cheney waits until last minute to buy September 11 gifts

WASHINGTON - Busy dealing with important paperwork and other vice presidential duties in recent weeks, Dick Cheney was forced to put off until the last minute a cherished annual tradition: gift-shopping for his favorite holiday, 9/11.

"I looked at the calendar yesterday, and I couldn't believe my eyes -- 9/11 is almost here!" a rosy-cheeked Cheney said upon returning to the White House Sunday with two giant bags overflowing with gift-wrapped boxes and big red bows. "It's the most wonderful time of the year."

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A copy of the card Cheney sends to all his family, friends, and dear widows of 9/11


Although Cheney himself has never received any Sept. 11 gifts, with the exception of a pair of silk pajamas from his wife and a second term in office, he insisted that he gets more joy from giving than receiving. According to Cheney, Sept. 11 is a time to reflect and give thanks for all the benefits and blessings 9/11 has given him in the past.

Cheney, however, lamented the fact that he has seen a recent decline in the nation's 9/11 spirit.

"I don't know what's happened," Cheney said. "Less than seven years ago, 9/11 seemed like a huge event for every American. Back then, on Sept. 11 morning, everyone would dart downstairs at 8:46 a.m. sharp, shouting and screaming, and the ground outside would be blanketed in the most beautiful gray as far as the eye could see.

"I especially loved the streets of New York during this season -- the lights, the sounds, people rushing every which way, the sidewalks so crowded you could barely move, the wide-eyed looks on the people's faces. The whole New York skyline was lit up like a Christmas tree."


'Going to be the best September 11 ever'

 "Sometimes, in all the hustle and bustle of the season, it's easy to forget the true meaning of Sept. 11," Cheney said. "Sept. 11 is not about fancy 9/11 parades, or big 9/11 office parties. In fact, it's not even just about two buildings crumbling to the ground and leaving thousands of innocent people dead."

"No," Cheney continued. "No, 9/11 is about the warm feeling you get when you help an elderly woman cross the street and then whisper to her that the terrorists can strike at any moment. 9/11 is about the satisfaction of telling people to do things and then them doing it -- not because they want to, but because they are afraid to do otherwise. 9/11 is about removing Saddam Hussein from power. But most of all, 9/11 is about love."

Cheney said he plans to spend a quiet Sept. 11 at home this year, during which he will exchange gifts with loved ones and watch his taped VHS footage of the old 9/11 TV specials while he smiles and laughs.

"I have a feeling this is going to be the best Sept. 11 ever," Cheney said with a grin. "I just dread the day I have to tell my kids that 9/11 isn't real."