- Words cannot express what an inspiring, exciting event
I attended on September 11, 2004 in New York City. It was called Confronting
the Evidence: 911 and the Search for Truth.
My friends and I arrived at the Manhattan Center at 7:00, a full hour before
the program. The streets were already full. The Manhattan Center must hold
1000 people and yet there were additional hundreds outside hoping for cancellations.
This was a very good sign. Recently a Zogby poll stated that over 40% of
New Yorkers do not believe the official story of the events that transpired
on September 11, 2001. Several people believe that the 9/11 Commission
should have been re-titled the 9/11 Omission as it was nothing more than
The evening was hosted by Ed Begley, Jr and co-hosted by Jamey Hecht.
The presenters included such notables as Jenna Orkin, World Trade Center
Environmental Organization, Kristina Borjesson, author of Into the Buzzsaw,
Dr. Robert Bowman, USAF Colonel (retired) president, Institute for Space
and Security Studies, Paul Thompson, author of The Terror Timeline, Christopher
Scheer, journalist, Los Angeles Times, John Prados, journalist, Bulletin
of Atomic Scientists, Karl Schwarz, chief executive of Global Axxess, Jeff
King, M.S, physician and engineer, Webster Tarpley author of The Unauthorized
Biography of George Bush (Sr.) , Christopher Bollyn, The American Free
Press, Tom Gordon, 9/11 Science and Justice Alliance, David Von Kleist,
host of The Power Hour and director of the film "911 In Plane Site"
and Barrie Zwicker, filmmaker, "The Great Conspiracy"
The evening began with a brief but heart wrenching film called A Tribute
to the Fallen by Mike Berger.
Next, Jenna Orkin, for the World Trade Center Environmental Organization,
talked about the cover-up of the air poisoning at Ground Zero.....the asbestos,
mercury and lead that had been released into the air. The EPA lied to the
American people and told them that the air was safe to breathe, even allowing
the White House to edit their press releases. And since then, over half
of our heroes have begun manifesting respiratory problems. There are firefighters
who can no longer work and, as a preview of what's in store for us, 14
rescue dogs have died.
- The Bush administration was more concerned with opening
Wall Street then with the safety of the first responders and the American
A segment from the film "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the
Selling of American the Empire " produced by the Media Education Foundation,
was shown. This led to a discussion of the Project for a New American Century,
known as PNAC, a document that had been crafted in Sept of the year 2000
which, in essence, was a plan for increasing defense spending, preemptive
action and use of military force and domination. The creators of PNAC were
the same neocons that are running the Bush administration, including the
brains behind the plan, Paul Wolfowitz. This project included regime change
in Iraq as a central element. The originators of the plan, realized that
the American populace would not allow this to happen unless there was an
event of catastrophic proportion "A New Pearl Harbor"
- 9/11 was THAT event.
Webster Tarpley gave a superb talk. Mr. Tarpley has a book that will be
released in October called 9/11 Synthetic Terrorism Myth of the Twenty-first
Century. This book explores the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
as an example of state-sponsored, false-flag terrorism, carried out by
a rogue network within the US government - a rogue network which is the
current form of the invisible government behind the Iran-contra scandal
- Because of the constraints of time, Mr. Tarpley could
only touch briefly on the roles of patsies, moles, expert professionals,
the controlled corporate media and a privatized command center, as he showed
how the empirical evidence around 9/11 made sense. Tarpley demonstrated
that the official accounts of the Pentagon crash, the fall of the Twin
Towers, the fall of WTC 7, and the crash of United 93 in Shanksville are
physically impossible, and the idea that "four misfit highjackers"
could pilot commercial jets is beyond the bounds of physical and technical
- Another dynamic presenter was Dave Von Kleist who showed
a portion of his film "9/11 in Plane Site." Through the use of
actual television news footage and eye witness testimony, Mr. Von Kleist
presented a most compelling argument disputing the official story on many
fronts. Why is there no wreckage or crater from Flight 77 on the lawn of
the Pentagon and how does a plane 125 ft wide and 155 ft. long fit into
a hole which is only 16 ft across. Von Kleist's footage showed a "pod"
attached to the bottom of "Flight 175" and questioned the reason
for its presence. Why did an eye witness report seeing no windows on Flight
175 a commercial United Airlines jetliner? Why were there dozens of reports
of bombs and explosions going off around the World Trade Center before
any buildings collapsed? These are just a few of the myriad questions asked
in Mr. Von Kleists remarkable documentary, a film that should replace Michael
Moore's meager attempt.
Karl Schwarz, chief executive of Global Axxess, talked about the Bi-Partisan
nature of the elements responsible for the 9/11 tragedy. Mr. Schwarz said
that if he had the time, he could have shown a 30 minute power point presentation
that has already convinced 30,000 Conservative Republicans not to vote
for Bush/Cheney. On a humorous note, Mr. Schwarz told the crowd that he
had become a Republican because of Bill and Hillary and had now become
an Independent because of the Bush Administration.
A small clip from a film called The Collapse of WTC 7, a film by SGTV,
was shown. It really crystallized the case that WTC was PULLED.
The evening was ambitious and the program was complete, including presenters
that spanned the political spectrum. Regrettably, I will not be able to
do justice to all the speakers and certainly will not be able to communicate
the electricity in the room. People were not always in accord, but they
were able to give voice to their positions
The event posed more questions than answers but these are important questions
which must be asked. The American People have to wake up to the lies that
are being perpetrated and the destruction of our civil rights. The power
elite has mistaken our Constitution and Bill of Rights for a roll of toilet
- We must continue relentlessly in our pursuit of the truth.
We owe this much to the victims of 9/11, their families and future generations