- Friday the 27 of May in London for most people meant
getting ready for Bank Holiday weekend, getting out of work early being
the norm. Something else, however, was to make this a special day for many
Londoners. At 10 am GMT a handful of speakers took their places behind
the podium at St. Stephen,s Club near St. James, Park. Assembled were Jimmy
Walter, Chris Bollyn, Eric Hufschmid, William Rodriguez and Thierry Meyssan.
Walter, from the US, introduced the other panellists; with the exception
of Meyssan, a French citizen, they were also all from the US.
- Later in the day, the same panel, with the addition of
Ian Henshall assembled at Friends House in Euston for a much larger gathering,
attended by hundreds of people who thought that this was well worth taking
time out of their weekend to attend. Walter,s straightforward delivery
again started off the proceedings, and the crowd settled in to listen.
Henshall chaired the event, the only UK citizen on the panel. He was known
by many in the audience, as he is involved in groups that promote civil
rights in the UK; he is also the author of a book on 9/11 which is due
out in the fall, to be published in London by Constable & Robinson.
- Aside from some technical difficulties, which did manage
at times to slow the pace, the speakers managed to connect well with the
crowd. Meyssan made his points like bullets fired off in Gallic rhythm:
"Lies, and again lies, were his words for what we are being told by
the US government: "It is stu-pi-di-ty, he thundered, and we were
reminded of Peter Sellers. Ripples of laughter came from the audience at
this point, les Rosbifs appreciating the humour that their neighbour from
across the Channel was able to impart to this subject, dark as it was.
It is no wonder that his book sold out in twenty minutes in France.
- After laughter came tears, as William Rodriguez took
the mike, and, coming down from the stage, came closer to the audience
to speak as no other person in history could; he was the last man out of
the World Trade Centre alive, but by rights ought to have been the first.
His testimony, recorded so many times already, but ignored by the US, is
unimpeachable. Just before the first plane struck the tower, plowing its
way into history forever, there was an explosion in the basement of the
North Tower. Rodriguez went into detail about this, and then gave us what
so many newspaper stories have utterly failed to do, a real account from
someone who was there. His accounts were not only recorded on the day,
but were also verified by many on the NYPD/NYFD who were there, some whose
very lives he saved. He, like some of the firemen who were there, witnessed
explosions in the building and his testimony, like that of the men on the
NYFD, has been suppressed, a fact he came to realise after testifying to
Congress and being awarded a national medal of honour at the White House.
- Rodriguez, the janitor at the North Tower, had been entrusted
with one of five master keys to the building. The other trustees of this
life-saving device bailed, leaving Rodriguez with the only key and also
a complete understanding of the building, as he had worked there for twenty
years. His decision to go up and rescue those who were trapped was one
of the high points of that day, and the fact that he stayed in even after
the South Tower collapsed, knowing more-or-less that the North Tower would
follow suit, was New York City at its finest. He had in fact been ordered
out by the NYPD, which, given the situation, was much to be expected given
his civilian status. The order to leave, however, he respectfully defied
in order to carry on with helping others, including a handicapped man who
had been left behind in the chaos.
- Rodriguez was ordered out again, this time as the building
started to fall, and only a last minute dash under a firetruck on the west
side of the building saved his life. Incredibly, the truck was not crushed,
and Rodriguez was pulled out to safety, an answer to his prayer that the
Lord would not let his mother see him dead. Incredibly, and perhaps not
because of divine intervention, but rather due to human use of explosives
and other high tech devices, much of the building was pulverised and came
down as powder, a fact that spared not only his life but made three building
that day fall into their own footprints.
- So what does the US government do with such a man? After
the awards, ceremonies and pictures taken of him with President Bush et
al., he ended up homeless, with his crucial testimony ignored. But on Friday
night, the 27 of May 2005, he was heard. Those of us fortunate enough to
be there were transported to another date in history, to that second Tuesday
of September 2001 when America,s Pearl Harbor of the Twentieth Century,
changed so many of our lives. We were also very curious as to why the US
government does not want to make public the testimony of the man who they
- Chris Bollyn of the American Free Press also spoke. Friendly
and intelligent, he has the very qualities that are so lacking in so many
of today,s journalists, some of whom, it is quite evident, simply manufacture
their stories for the mainstream press. He has done extensive research
into the aspects of the towers, collapse, the Mossad agents caught rejoicing
on 9/11 (arrested, by the way, in Bergen County, New Jersey, whose police
chief got himself microchipped and wants all American to be chipped before
they can buy or sell), the Pentagon disaster and the crash of the plane
in Pennsylvania. His vast store of information was opened to all, much
to the benefit of the public.
- >From California came Eric Hufschmid, the author
of Painful Deceptions. Hufschmid analysed the events from a purely scientific
viewpoint, with many images on the screen to show as he spoke. Pure reason
is again a force to be reckoned with, and it was evident that what he had
to say, although perhaps a bit more complex in character, was well appreciated
by the audience. Like David Ray Griffin, he is from Santa Barbara County,
which, at least to me, is no surprise as, having spent much of my youth
in that very place, know well that they are more intuitive and not so easily
led as most people. It was a breath of fresh air to hear from Eric, and,
though not in person, but with us via video, the aforementioned Griffin.
- The night ended with a question and answer session, with
many people wanting to get involved. Overall it was a success, and for
those in London wishing to see more there were similar events put on the
following week. On Thursday, the 2 of June, three free screening were put
on at the Prince Charles Theatre in Leicester Square. At that even the
Canadian journalists Barrie Zwicker conducted an opinion poll of one-hundred-and-sixty
people who saw the films. It broke down as follows:
- 5% still believe that Osama bin Laden did the attacks
- 12% believe that the US government was basically incompetent.
- 27% believe that the US government did know, but allowed
the attacks to proceed.
- 56% believe that the attacks were orchestrated at the
highest levels of the US government.
- On Friday the 3rd of June Walter again brought a panel
to Friends House, presented by Susannah Yorke. All over the nation people
are beginning to get tired of the lies that were told by the US press.
History has a way or repeating itself, and it is only a matter of time
before the British get tired of the lies about 9/11 and demand the truth,
no matter how embarrassing. Hitler underestimated the character of the
British when he used the Reichstag Fire trick and whoever it is in the
US government that planned Operation Northwoods in 1961 also underestimated
the British, when they planned to use phony hijackings and terror to bring
the British in on their side. Robert McNamara, the Ambassador to the Court
of St. James,, also underestimated the British when, after supporting the
lie about the Vietnamese shooting at US sailors in the Gulf of Tomkin,
he asked them to get involved in that mess.
- The British said no. That is just not history, but it
is now the reality as public outcry grows in the UK over the lies told
about 9/11, the anthrax attacks and all the rest of the lies that are such
an insult to us all. Soon after the first event at Friends House, one well-known
MP was to publicly state, in response to a question from the Christian
radio broadcaster Alex Jones about a possible staged terror attack so as
to allow the US to start a war with Iran, "We need a vigilant citizenry
that are wise to all the tricks that these monkeys are up to. That was
George Galloway, the MP who the US Senators tried to frame with a document
so badly forged as to bring lasting ridicule on themselves and their supporters.
- For the 9/11 truth movement, it has been an eventful
week. Jimmy Walter and the London 9/11 Sceptics, a separate group that
helped with much of the behind-the-scenes work in the UK, will continue
to put forward information in the future, both to the general public and
Members of Parliament, a number of whom are already asking the pertinent
questions and taking notes of all the lies in the official story.
- The UK is not alone in asking questions about 9/11, many
other countries have similar movements, and Walter has also been able to
present his panel in many European countries where a similar response has
been given him, including Italy, France, Germany and Holland. He has been
talking about doing more in the UK this summer, and I for one would welcome
him and his panellists.