911_names Updated February 2008: latest additions: Stanley Hilton
Ahmad, Mahmoud: Director of Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) at the time of 9-11, Asia Times notes he was breakfasting with Porter Goss and Bob Graham on the morning of 9-11, and notes Indian Intelligence learned that he had ordered Saeed Sheikh to wire $100,000 to a Mohamed Atta bank account in Florida. The ISI is a product of the CIA.
Ahmed, Nafeez Mosaddeq:, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in Brighton, UK, and the author of many internationally acclaimed reports on human rights and western foreign policy. His book The War On Freedom was the first comprehensive book on the events of 9/11. A subsequent book, The War on Truth, provides a detailed analysis of the scope of worldwide national intelligence services links to terrorist operations and the underlying geostrategy of the “War on Terror.”
Arnold, Larry K.: Major General and North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) commander on the day of the attacks. He offered un-sworn testimony to the Kean Commission that the "concept of terrorists using airplanes as weapons was unavailable to us”. In contradiction to Richard Myer’s statement that no planes were scrambled, Arnold provided a time line indicating that during the crisis hours of 9/11 the FAA became increasingly slower in delivering alerts to NORAD, so the scrambled planes never got there in time.(The FAA claimed that phone bridges were established immediately after the initial attack (at 8:46), and that NORAD was informed in real time of all developments.)
Ashcroft, John: Attorney General . On the basis of a “threat assessment” he received from the FBI, he stopped taking commercial airplane flights long before 9/11 see Edmonds, Sibel; Mueller, Robert; Rice, Condoleezza; Schippers, David
Atta, Mohamed: Alleged ringleader of the 19 hijackers. Atta was portrayed by the official accounts (including the 9/11 Commission) as a devout radical Islamic fundamentalist. The official account did not address Atta’s predilection for alcohol, drugs, pork, and lap dancers. (COD)
Bamford, James: Author of Body of Secrets, which, among other things, discussed the set of proposals code named OPERATION NORTHWOODS issued by the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Lyman Lemnitzer in 1962. The proposals called for acts of terrorism against the American people and Cuban refugees, which would be blamed on Cuba, in order to build support for a Cuban invasion.
Barrett, Kevin PhD.: Founder of MUJCA-NET [http://www.mujca.com], which is a group of scholars, religious leaders and activists dedicated to uniting members of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths in pursuit of 9/11 truth. MUJCA sponsored David Ray Griffin’s presentation “911 and the American Empire” delivered at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. On April 18 2005, which was recorded and broadcast twice by C-SPAN.
Bellone, Mike: A retired supermarket manager whose service to the WTC rescue operations was lauded by hundreds of rescue workers, and for this he was made an honorary firefighter. A commemorative book Behind the Scenes Ground Zero, by Gail Swanson, in large part focused on Bellone’s contributions. He corroborated Nicholas DeMasi’s statement that the firefighters found three “black boxes” for FBI agents.
Ben Veniste, Richard: A 9/11 Commissioner who had worked for the Department of Justice. See Condoleezza Rice.
Phil Berg: Former Deputy Attorney General, State of Pennsylvania. Originally helped Ellen Mariani File a 62-page RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations] Act complaint against members of the Bush administration. Later filed the same suit against the administration on behalf of William Rodriguez. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Biederman, Ron: Materials science professor confirmed the presence of eutectic formations by examining steel samples from the WTC discovered by the FEMA Building Performance Assessment. A eutectic compound is a mixture of two or more substances (in this case sulfur and iron) that melts at the lowest temperature of any mixture of its components.
Bloomberg, Michael: According to the New York Times, New York City Mayor Bloomberg failed to conduct an investigation into the WTC attack response, yet the City of New York continued to hold hundreds of documents and audio tapes recording the response of emergency services to the September 11 attacks on the WTC, which it said should never be released to the general public. [NYT 7/23/02] Eventually a "compromise" was apparently reached: In the final ruling, portions of the oral histories and tapes containing the opinions and recommendations of the interviewees and dispatchers will be redacted, "since such opinions and recommendations are to be distinguished from factual material." Apparently the New York State Supreme Court does not trust the opinions those it entrusted with the safety of its citizens. The 9/11 Commission accepted this redacted material.
Bowman, Marion “Spike”: “Radical Fundamentalist Unit” (RFU) agent at FBI headquarters, who was given the request from Minneapolis field agents to search the contents of the laptop computer of Zacarias Moussaoui. Bowman removed the portion of the Minneapolis request which associated Moussaoui with al Quada through a rebel group in Chechnya. When the message was forwarded on to the FBI Deputy General Council, on the basis of this edited request, the Council said there was insufficient connection to al Quada to allow a search warrant. In December 2002, Bowman was given an FBI award for “exceptional performance”. [COD 92-93]
Bowman, Robert, Ph. D.: USAF Colonel (Retired). A former combat pilot and director of the Star Wars program, and recipient of many awards, and an outspoken 911 Truth Advocate, Bowman ran for President in 2004, and is running for congress in 2008. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com. He has announced he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, due to combat exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
Breitweiser, Kristen: Member of the outspoken “Jersey Girl” group, consisting of Mindy Kleinberg, Patty Casazza, and Lorie Van Auken. It was the Jersey Girls who were the driving force behind an independent Commission, and got the 9/11 Omission Report instead. Breitweiser commented on the fact that the various staff reports, many of which found their way into the final report, had been cleared by the White House , and that chapters from the final report had been cleared by the Department of Justice [Shaun Waterman; UPI]: “This process allows the administration, in the name of protecting national security, to hide information.”(COD)
Brouillet, Carol: One of the most effective and outspoken of 911 Truth activists. She has organized numerous large scale 911 Truth events, in San Francisco, including the First International Citizens Inquiry into 9-11, held March 2004. She is also responsible for www.communitycurrency.org, which deals with Community Currency, local currency, global economics, 9-11, gift economy, media deception, and government deception. Carol is also running for Congress for California’s 14th Congressional District.
Brown, Laura: Deputy in Public Affairs at FAA headquarters. In a memo sent on May 22 2003, Brown stated that “within minutes after the first aircraft (flight 11) hit the World Trade Center, the FAA “immediately established several phone bridges that included FAA field facilities and Command Center, FAA Headquarters, DOD, the Secret Service, and other government agencies.” Since flight 11 hit the North Tower at about 8:47, the teleconference must have begun about 8:50. The FAA shared in real time the unfolding of all events during the attacks. The 9/11 commission said the phone bridge began at 9:20, one half hour later, based on a written FAA report, which had been turned over not to the NTSB, as is customary, but to the FBI [and thus could have been altered].
Brzezinski , Zbigniew: Former national security advisor under Jimmy Carter, and author of The Grand Chessboard: America’s Primacy and It’s Geo strategic Imperatives, (1997) which laid out a strategic plan for world domination. The book was a study prepared for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). [Rubicon 86] He wrote that the immediate task was to develop and control a “direct external threat ”; to manufacture an attack “like a new Pearl Harbor”. The need for the same kind of attack was mentioned by the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) in it’s September 2000 report “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”. Such an attack would then provide a pretext for massive American military intervention in the middle east. [Rubicon 575]
Bush, Marvin: G.W. Bush’s brother. He owned stock in and had served as director of Stratesec, that handled security for three clients prominent in the attacks of 9-11: United Airlines, Dulles Airport, from which AA Flight 77 was hijacked, and the World Trade Center. (COD)
Bush, G.W.: Sat in a Sarasota Florida grade school listening to a student read about her pet goat while the World Trade Center was being attacked. Even after allegedly being informed that “America is under attack” by “Chief of Staff” Andrew card, Bush continued to sit for another 10 minutes. The fact that he was not rushed to protection by the Secret Service has led some, such David Ray Griffin, to argue convincingly that the Secret Service knew the president was safe, i.e., knew the targets in advance. On January 5, 2002, Bush stated: "First of all, when we walked into the classroom, I had seen this plane fly into the first building. There was a TV set on. And you know, I thought it was pilot error, and I was amazed that anybody could make such a terrible mistake...."Problem is, the only video we possess of flight 11 hitting the North (first) tower was only shown on the media the next day after the attacks. Bush and Dick Cheney both urged senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to limit inquiries to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. An “independent commission” was finally mounted due to the enduring efforts of victim family members. Bush insisted on the right to name the commission chairman: Henry Kissinger, to “follow the facts no matter where they may lead” Facing questions of potential conflict of interest, Kissinger resigned. Bush next appointed Thomas Kean as chairman.
Butler, Steve: Air Force Lt. Col. Suspended from his post as Vice Chancellor of the Defense Language institute in Monterey CA for writing a letter to his local paper, calling Bush “a joke” and accusing him of allowing the attacks to happen. (The military prohibits public criticism of superiors) Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Callaway, Dr. Terry: Alleged to be the surgeon who treated Bin Ladin at an American hospital in Dubai in August 2001 [COD]
Cheney, Richard “Dick: Headed up the so called “Energy Task Force”, which was, contrary to the law, held in Secret. (Any activity funded by public money is by law required to be accessible to the public). Originally the Sierra Club and Judicial Watch, a conservative watch dog group, as well as the Government Accounting Office filed suit demanding full disclosure of what went on at these task force meetings. The GAO finally backed out, under threat of loss of budget. The last word is that circuit court judges have upheld Cheney’s right to keep the contents of the meeting secret. Mike Ruppert has shown that some documents obtained from FOIA requests were in fact maps of the middle east oil rich regions. (Rubicon) Ruppert has also provided evidence to suggest that Cheney was running a completely separate command and control system which superceded any orders issued by the FAA, the Pentagon or the White House, and was in charge of all the war games and field exercises which overlapped the 9/11 attacks and incapacitated our air defense. Cheney also shut down the Joint Intelligence Committee investigation of 9/11 by claiming a “security breach,” referencing two transmissions which had already been announced by the White House.
Christison, Bill: Former senior official of the CIA. He was a National Intelligence Officer and the Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis before his retirement in 1979. Since then he has written numerous articles on U.S. foreign policy. In an article Stop Belittling the Theories About September 11 appearing at www.dissidentvoice.org, in August 2006, Mr. Christison has shown support for the 911 Truth Movement. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Clark, Wesley General, US Army Retired. Former Commanding General of U.S. European Command, which included all American military activities in the 89 countries and territories of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Clarke, Richard: Former Chief of Counterterrorism in the Bush Administration. Wrote the book Against All Enemies. Clarke alleges that the Bush Administration basically rejected the conclusions that Clarke and his coworkers had reached, without looking at the evidence. A number of inconsistencies have been noted between Clarke’s book and the “9-11 Commission Report” regarding war games, 9/11 timeline and Myers/Rumsfeld Testimony. Although asked on a number of occasions to address these inconsistencies (e.g. in letters from Kyle Hence of 9-11 Citizen’s Watch). Clarke has failed to do so. Clarke’s position is viewed by some as a “limited hangout” for the Bush régime
Cleland, Max: Under an accord reached on Nov 12 2003 between the commission and the white house, only two members of the 10-member commission would have access to the full library of daily briefings prepared in the Bush and Clinton [11/13/03 NY Times] Max Cleland’s response: "This is a scam, it's disgusting. America is being cheated." [11/13/03 CNN with Wolf Blitzer: 9/11] In an interview with Eric Boehlert of Salon, Cleland noted “The president’s … decision compromised the mission of the 9/11 commission, pure and simple.” "It is a national scandal." [11/21/03 salon.com] Immediately after his comments on CNN and Salon, Cleland, was “approved” by Mr. Bush to serve on the board of the Export-Import Bank. Because statutes governing the panel bar anyone who holds a federal job, he had to leave the commission. [Washington Times] Cleland, a triple amputee of the Viet Nam era, was a US senator during the attacks. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Clifton, Charles: Technical expert in determining the effects of severe fire and earthquake on steel framed buildings. He believed that fire could not possibly have caused the towers to collapse. Still, he supports the official story regarding their collapse.
Corley, Gene: VP of CTL engineering, testified before the Science Committee of the House of Representatives that resources allocated to support the FEMA WTC “Building Performance Assessment (BPA)” were about 1 million. He noted “In our opinion, 40 million would be sufficient.”.
Daschle, Tom: Senate Majority Leader in 2001; Asked individually by both Cheney and Bush that 9-11 inquiries be limited to the Joint Intelligence Committee investigation. [May 26 2002 edition of Meet the Press] Daschle though, called for an independent commission. He also allowed opposition to the Patriot act; and soon after his office received an anthrax letter.
Dayton, Mark: In a 2004? story published by Greg Gordon, Star Tribune Washington Bureau Correspondent, the Minnesota Senator Dayton said NORAD officials "lied to the American people, they lied to Congress and they lied to your 9/11 commission to create a false impression of competence, communication and protection of the American people." He told Kean and Hamilton that if the commission's report is correct, President Bush "should fire whoever at FAA, at NORAD ... betrayed their public trust by not telling us the truth." Mark Dayton became silent, but in 2006, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, co-chairs of the former 911 Commission raised this issue loudly in the media. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
DeMasi, Nicholas: A firefighter for Engine Co 261, FDNY. He states in the commemorative book Behind the Scenes Ground Zero, by Gail Swanson, “At one point I was assigned to take federal agents around the site to search for the black boxes from the planes. …There were a total of four black boxes. We found three.” The FBI denies that the WTC Flight Data Computers were recovered, even though the NTSB has informally stated that they have worked on them. [http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff12202005.html] De Masi was in charge of a whole fleet of All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)s which were in use for assisting rescue operations at the WTC. His story was corroborated by Mike Bellone, who was made an honorary firefighter. The credibility of the firefighters would be hard to dispute.
Dewdney, Alexander K. Member of S.P.I.N.E. [Canadian “Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven”] According to his website, Dewdney is a professor of computer science at the University of Western Ontario, a mathematician, environmental scientist, and author. In 2003, he posted a detailed extension of the Valentine-Plissken Hypothesis on the internet, which he titled Operation Pearl, after Pearl Harbor. The Valentine-Plissken Hypothesis argues the following: soon after the hijacking, occupants of AA Flights 11 and 77 and UA Flight 175 were all secretly loaded into UA Flight 93, which was shot down over Pennsylvania. Flights 11 and 175 were substituted with remote controlled craft that crashed into the World Trade Center. Flight 77 was substituted with a fighter or cruise missile which crashed into the Pentagon. The remaining three commercial airliners were scuttled at sea. Dewdney built his reputation as a 9/11 researcher on the idea that the cell-phone calls from aircraft above a few thousand feet were not generally possible, and therefore the cell phone calls attributed to passengers of the hijacked airplanes were faked.
Eberhard, General Ralph E.: Currently (2005) head of the US Space Command and Commander of NORAD, now and at the time of the 9-11 attacks.
Edmonds, Sibel: Began working for the FBI as a Middle Eastern language specialist shortly after 9/11. She observed and reported criminal conduct against our national interests, potential espionage, serious security breaches threatening our intelligence, intentional mistranslation, and blocking of intelligence. After being threatened by the FBI for reporting these allegations, she gained the confidence of the Senate Judiciary Committee, especially Senators Grassley and Patrick Leahy, and the FBI publicly confirmed many of her allegations. She was subsequently fired from the FBI and in turn filed suit. Documents were retroactively classified, and Attorney General John Ashcroft proclaimed all aspects of her case were held to be “state secrets”, and placed a gag order on her to not speak on these subjects. Court battles continue. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Fetzer, James, Ph. D.: Cofounder with Steven Jones of Scholars For 911 Truth. In the autumn of 2006, a rift in this organization occurred. Fetzer has retained Scholars for 911 Truth, and Jones has formed Scholars for 911 Truth and Justice. Both groups are accessed by http://www.scholarsfor911truth.org
Fitts, Catherine Austin: Former Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Founded Hamilton Securities, which developed software which showed how money flowed in communities. Because of resulting revelations in how HUD money worked in areas of heavy drug trafficking in LA, her offices were shut down and the data confiscated. She is a close associate of Michael Ruppert. Her website, www.solari.com advocates local small scale community economies. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Flocco, Tom: Pioneer 911 Truth Researcher. Coordinated with Kyle Hence in the months after 9-11, and went on to found an independent web news service, www.tomflocco.com, which provided much early information on the attacks.
Fraska, Dave: Probable CIA covert agent within FBI, responsible for at least 5 incidents of deliberate, willful suppression of evidence and investigations that could have prevented 911, including the Robert Wright, Kenneth Williams, and Colleen Rowley incidents, after which he was promoted. (Rubicon)
Freeh, Louis J.: FBI director until just prior to the 9-11 attacks. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Garvey, Jane: Head of the FAA at the time of the 9-11 attacks. She reported during the attacks that as many as 11 planes may have been hijacked.
Giuliani, Rudolph: Former mayor of New York City. During the attacks of 9-11, he was in the “Emergency Command Center” on the 23rd floor of building 7. He told the Kean Commission “we were operating out of there when we were told that the World Trade Center was gonna collapse, and it did collapse before we could get out of the building.” The commission did not question Giuliani on his statement. (Who told him the towers were going to collapse, and how could they have known this? David Ray Griffin, The 9-11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.
Gorelick, Jamie: With ties to the CIA and FBI, Commissioner on the “Independent 911 Commission.” She, as well as Executive Director Philip Zelikow were revealed to be so closely involved in the events under investigation that they were interviewed as part of the inquiry. Both were the “two Committee members” permitted unrestricted access to the full archive of Presidents Day Briefings.
Goss, Porter: Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and co-chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee investigation of the attacks of 9/11. Became Director of the CIA after George Tenet resigned. Goss resigned in May 2006, and was replaced by Michael V. Hayden, USAF.
Graham, Bob: Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and co-chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee investigation of the attacks of 9/11. According to NEWSWEEK, he decided to run for president in 2004. Graham says he became 'outraged' by the intelligence and law-enforcement failures discovered by the inquiry - most of which, he charges, are still being suppressed by the Bush administration. Author of Intelligence Matters, which discusses the FBI and Administration’s blocking of the Joint Commission’s staff investigation. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Grand, Donn De: Former high-ranking Pentagon official chaired an independent inquiry into 9/11 by a group of military and civilian U.S. pilots. After deliberating non-stop for 72 hours, the group concluded that the flight crews of the four passenger airliners involved in the September 11th tragedy had no control over their aircraft. In a detailed press communiqué the inquiry stated: “The so-called terrorist attack was in fact a superbly executed military operation carried out against the USA, requiring the utmost professional military skill in command, communications and control. It was flawless in timing, in the choice of selected aircraft to be used as guided missiles and in the coordinated delivery of those missiles to their pre-selected targets.” De Grand has since written a number of family published books on the background and events of 9/11.
Griffin, David Ray Ph. D.: Dr. Griffin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, at the Claremont School of Theology in California. and has written 30 books. He is the author of three highly acclaimed books debunking the official story on 9-11: The New Pearl Harbor, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, and Debunking 9/11 Debuking.
Grimmer, D.P.: Wrote a paper published on www.physics911.org version [1.0, 23 Nov 2003] which considered the possible use of thermite to melt sections of the WTC inner core columns. The paper estimated the mass and volume of thermite necessary to allow melting, and concluded that it would have been physically possible to deliver this quantity of thermite to the WTC towers.
Hamilton, Bill: Creator of PROMIS software. [Rubicon]
Hamilton, Lee: Vice chair of the US “9/11 Commission” with Thomas Kean. Both Kean and Hamilton assert in their book Without Precedent, that they were "set up to fail" and were starved of funds to do a proper investigation. They also confirm that they were denied access to the truth and misled by senior officials in the Pentagon and the federal aviation authority. Some claim their book is a “limited hangout.”
Hanjour, Hani: Credited by the official story with crashing flight 77 into the Pentagon after a difficult 330 degree turn beginning 5 miles out, and descending seven thousand feet in 2.5 minutes. The Washington Post said the pilot “executed a pivot so tight that it reminded observers of a fighter jet maneuver… Aviation sources said the plane was flown with extraordinary skill”. Yet flight instructors who trained Honjour described him as a terrible pilot. These facts were duly noted by the 9-11 Commission in its report, but failed to address the inconsistencies.
Harel, Joel: Experienced Canadian commercial airline pilot and member of S.P.I.N.E. who has written an excellent article appearing on the web site physics911 public Site, The article, titled The Impossibility of Flying Heavy Aircraft Without Training, explores the grave difficulty of the alleged terrorists even finding their targets, once they hijacked the airplanes. For some reason this article was pulled from the internet.
Hass, Ed: Professional writer and editor of the Muckraker Report (http://teamliberty.net/). In June 2006, he contacted the FBI. to learn why Bin Laden's Most Wanted poster did not indicate that he was also wanted in connection with 9/11. He spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI, who said the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11. This despite Bush Administration press that Osama Bin Laden was Public Enemy Number One, and the Bin Laden "confession" video, used to drum up public support for the War on Afghanistan and Iraq.
Hence, Kyle: Pioneer in the 911 Truth Movement. Founded one of the earliest websites dedicated to 911truth: www.unansweredquestions.org. He was also instrumental in setting up perhaps the first 911 public media event: “9-11 and the Public Safety: Seeking Answers and Accountability” held on June 10 2002 at the National Press Club in Washington DC.
Hersh, Seymour: Legendary investigative reporter. According to an article he published in The New Yorker, “many investigators believe that some of the initial clues that were uncovered about the terrorist’s identities and preparations, such as flight manuals, were meant to be found.” A former high-level intelligence official told me, “whatever trail was left was left deliberately- for the FBI to chase” COD
Hill, Ellinor: Joint Intelligence Committee Staff Director
Hilton, Stanley G. A San Francisco based attorney, political Scientist, author, and a former chief of staff for Bob Dole. Hilton gained notoriety for filing a $7 billion class action lawsuit, in 2002, against George W. Bush, members of his administration (including Condollezza Rice, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and others. The lawsuit claimed 400 plaintiffs including families of 9/11 victims, with only a few named plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleged Bush administration complicity in allowing the September 11 2001 attacks to happen. The case was thrown out of federal court over two years later, in 2006; the judge ruling  that US citizens do not have any right to sue a sitting President, based on the " Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity." Although he has been supported by 911review.org, he, as well as Alex Jones have been severely criticized by Mike Ruppert for inaccuracies in their statements.
Hoffman, Jim: One of the first 911 truth activists to concentrate on the technical questions of the collapse of the WTC buildings. He is closely affiliated with several web sites dealing with technical issues, including www.wtc7.net/ and http://911research.wtc7.net/
Hufschmid, Eric: The first person out with excellent photos, videos, and an analysis of the New York and Pentagon attacks. His book Painful Questions, and video/DVD Painful Deceptions are classics in the 911 Truth Movement.
Ingersoll, Jason, Cpl: Photographed the west wing of the pentagon just before the façade collapsed on 9/11/2001. The photo shows a rather small hole, with no visible marks showing wing, engine, or vertical stabilizer impact. This photo has caused some skepticism of the notion that the façade was struck by a 757.
Jones, Alex: One of the most outspoken and arguably effective internet media 911 Truth advocates. He hosts the Alex Jones show, and www.prisonplanet.com/
Jones, Steven, Ph. D.: This Tenured physics professor at Brigham Young University, became one of the first members of academia to question the official story on the collapse of the WTC buildings. He has written several “peer reviewed” articles on the collapses, and together with Professor James Fetzer formed Scholars for 911 Truth. Jones has assembled evidence to suggest that the WTC towers, as well as Building 7, were brought down with the help of a combination of sulfur, which lowers the melting temperature of steel, forming a eutectic compound, and thermite which burns at a very high temperature. Jones and his peers have discovered trace materials of these explosives in analyzed pieces of steel from the collapse. In autumn 2006, Scholars For 911 Truth splintered. Fetzer has retained Scholars for 911 Truth, and Jones has formed Scholars for 911 Truth and Justice. Both groups are accessed by http://www.scholarsfor911truth.org
Kean, Thomas: Former New Jersey governor appointed to Chair the so called “Independent Commission” to investigate the terrorist attacks upon the United States. On December 17, 2003 Kean announced that the attacks could and should have been prevented, and was pointing fingers inside the administration and laying blame. "There are people that, if I was doing the job, would certainly not be in the position they were in at that time because they failed. They simply failed." Kean also promised major revelations in public testimony beginning in January 2004 from top officials in the FBI, CIA, Defense Department, National Security Agency. Kean’s announcement was never realized. Kean’s commission assumed the official story, in essence, that al Quada was solely responsible for the attacks of 9-11, without the help or knowledge on any other entity, was true. Kean has links with Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia, which is owned by Saudi families charged at various times with funding al Qaeda.. He is also on he board of the “National Endowment for Democracy”, whose goal, according to Webster Tarpley, is the fascist corporate state. Both Kean and 9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton assert in their book Without Precedent, that they were "set up to fail" and were starved of funds to do a proper investigation. They also confirm that they were denied access to the truth and misled by senior officials in the Pentagon and the federal aviation authority. Some claim their book is a “limited hangout.”
Kissinger, Henry: Named as the first Chairman of the so called “Independent Commission” by G.W. Bush. Robert Scheer, Los Angeles Times: “. . .Long an unabashed advocate of concealing and distorting the truth in the name of national security, [Kissinger] is the last guy who has the right to ask someone in government, "What did you know and when did you know it?" A New York Times editorial suggested Kissinger was appointed “to contain an investigation it has long opposed” [11/29/02 NYT]
Kleinberg, Mindy: One of the four “Jersey Girls”; (outspoken wives of husbands killed in the 9-11 attacks). Kleinberg has been considered one of the leading spokespersons for victim families. She is most noted for her eloquent testimony to the 9/11 Commission first public hearing March 31, 2003. “With regard to the 9/11 attacks, it has been said that the intelligence agencies have to be right 100% of the time and the terrorists only have to get lucky once. This explanation for the devastating attacks of September 11th, simple on its face, is wrong in its value. Because the 9/11 terrorists were not just lucky once: they were lucky over and over again.” She then proceeded to describe numerous instances of peculiar terrorist “luck”, including the delays in air defense support which otherwise could have stopped the attack.
Kleinsmith, Eric: A major with the Army and chief of intelligence for LIWC until February 2001, testified that he was ordered to destroy Able Danger's information. "I deleted the data," he said. "There were two sets, classified and unclassified, and also an 'all sorts,'" which contained a blend of the two, "plus charts we'd produced." Kleinsmith said he deleted the data in the May-June 2000 time frame by the order of Tony Gentry, general counsel of the Army Intelligence and Security Command. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com. See: [http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete_911_timeline&before_9/11=ableDanger] [See Kurt Weldon, Anthony Shaffer, Mark Zaid]
Krongard, Buzzy: director of Alex Brown, the American investment banking arm of Deutsche Bank up until 1998, when he joined the CIA [Rubicon p56]. Alex Brown was the investment bank used to purchase at least some of the insider trading put options [betting that UA and AA airline stock would fall in price] [Rubicon p247]
Lance, Peter: Author of several books, including Cover Up, which is quoted extensively by David Ray Griffin in his book The 9/11 Commission: Omissions and Distortions.
Leahy, Pat: Chair of the Senate Judicial Committee at the time of the 9-11 attacks. Vigorously opposed the Patriot Act, after which his office received a potent anthrax letter.
Leidig, Charles: Captain and Deputy Director of Operations for the Pentagon National Military Command Center (NMCC) at the time of the 9-11 attacks. Standard operating procedure calls for the FAA to notify the NMCC in issues of possible hijacking, which in turn notifies NORAD, which may then scramble aircraft. Captain Leidig was in charge on September 11, apparently his first day on the job, at the request of Brigadier General Montegue Winfield, Director of Operations for NMCC. Winfield actually asked Leidig to take over at 8:20 am, 15 minutes after flight 11 had shown the standard signs of a hijacking. Winfield’s decision to turn the operation over to a rookie was not questioned by the 911 Commission. [COD p 235]
Lemnitzer, Lyman: As a general assigned as the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Developed a set of proposals in 1962 known by the code name Operation Northwoods. The proposals were titled "Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba", and included strategies such as staging the assassinations of Cubans living in the United States, developing a fake "Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington". The plan was rejected by President Kennedy, and shortly thereafter, Lemnitzer was reassigned from his position as Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
Lerner-Lam, Arthur: Director of Columbia University’s Center for Hazards and Risk Research, and spokesperson for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) in Palisades N. Y., which recorded seismic data during the collapse of the WTC towers. While American Free Press and others have suggested the major seismic spikes were due to explosions, the LDEO, in its report seismic waves generated by aircraft impacts and building collapses at WTC, NY, assumes the earthquakes were due entirely to the collapsing towers.
Lopatkiewicz, Ted: Director of Public Affairs for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He reportedly stated: "It's very unusual not to find a recorder after a crash, although it's also very unusual to have jets flying into buildings." He also stated: "No recorders were recovered from the World Trade Center.” "At least none were delivered to us by the FBI." However, A source at the National Transportation Safety Board says unofficially that the boxes were in fact recovered and were analyzed by the NTSB. http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff12202005.html
Loizeaux, Mark: President of Controlled Demolition Incorporated, of Phoenix Maryland. CDI was awarded the contract to remove the rubble from the WTC site after the attacks, as well as the rubble from the bombing of the Murray building in Oklahoma City. He noted pools of molten steel were found “at the bottom of elevator shafts of the main towers, down seven basement levels … three, four and five weeks “ after the attacks. He also noted molten steel was found at the site of WTC 7.
Machen, Blaine: Intrepid Canadian Artist who designed and produced the “Deception Dollar”; a skillfully implemented graphic art information currency containing 15-20 websites with alternative information on 9-11. About six million DDs are now in circulation (2005), in a number of versions. Blaine also implemented four large (about 4 ft by 8 ft) Deception Dollar Banners, one of which is now with Seattle 9-11 Visibility Project/ 911Truth Seattle.
Mariani, Ellen: New Hampshire widow who lost her husband, Louis Neil Mariani, a passenger on Flight 175 in the September 11th attacks. With the help of attorney Phil Berg, she Filed a 62-page RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations] Act complaint against Bush, Cheney and other White House officials on November 26th charging foreknowledge of attacks; failure to act, prevent, or warn; passive abetment for personal & political gain intentional, organized criminal activity; wrongful death; obstruction of justice; etc. She was silenced by her daughter, who threatened to have her declared insane and institutionalized, which would separate her from her husband’s estate.
McCain, John: Arizona Senator who noted the Bush administration “slow walked and stonewalled” the joint intelligence inquiry [Bulletin of Atomic Scientists March/April 2003]
McIntire, Jamie: Senior veteran reporter for CNN. On May 18 2006, after the release of a few more blurred frames of the Pentagon crash on 9/11, he stated, referring to the idea that something other than a 757 hit the Pentagon, “Having been there on September 11th, having seen the plane wreckage and photographed it myself personally, I can tell you that’s nonsense…. I had a camera with me, I took pictures of some of the wreckage, some of the parts of the fuselage of …a part of the cockpit… Yet on 9/11/2001 he stated, again on CNN: “…from my close up inspection, there’s no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. The only site is the actual… side of the building that’s crashed in and as I said, the only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you can pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, a fuselage, nothing like that anywhere around which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon”[see http://www.thepowerhour.com/press_release/press16.htm for actual sound clips]
Cynthia McKinney: Former 6-term Congresswoman from Georgia between 1993-2006. The first member of Congress to enter the 9-11 fray by asking “what did the administration know, and when did they know it?.” Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Moussaoui, Zacarias: In mid august 2001, the staff of a flight school in Minneapolis contacted the local FBI to report their suspicion that Moussaoui was planning to use the 747 he had simulation training with as a weapon. The so called “20th terrorist” of the 9/11 attacks, he was being investigated by Minneapolis field agents, who were afraid Moussaoui might “fly something into the World Trade Center” [See Bowman, Marion “Spike”, Rowley, Coleen]
Mueller, Robert S. III: “For months, the F.B.I. had been consumed by internal problems of its own, including the arrest of an agent, Robert P. Hanssen, on espionage charges, the disappearance of documents in the Oklahoma City bombing case and the fallout over the Wen Ho Lee spy case. Moreover, the bureau was going through a transition in leadership, with its longtime director, Louis J. Freeh, retiring in June 2001. He was replaced by an acting director, Thomas J. Pickard, until the current director, Robert S. Mueller III, took over in September, just days before the deadly hijackings.” [4-10-04 NYT] Mueller requested that the “Department of Justice”, under John Ashcroft, place a gag order on Sibel Edmonds. He claimed a year after 9-11 that no one in the US had any knowledge of the hijackers plans, in spite of documentation showing that plans for the attacks were widely known within the FBI
Myers, Richard: The acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11 and former head of the US Space Command. He remains oblivious to the attacks until after the Pentagon is hit. Just two days after the events, Myers told the Senate that no fighter jets were scrambled to intercept any of the 9/11 flights until after the Pentagon was struck. Later, NORAD Major General Larry Arnold contradicted him, saying that jets were scrambled, but due to the tardiness of the FAA, had arrived too late. Myers was later promoted to Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Nasypany, Major Kevin: Mission-crew commander on 9-11 for The Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS), the regional headquarters for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Cold War–era military organization charged with protecting North American airspace. According to an article in August 2006 Vanity Fair “9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes” by MICHAEL BRONNER, the NEADS group received incredible disinformation in attempting to scramble jets on 9-11. Based on this disinformation and confusion, they went thru major efforts which were not reported to the 9-11 Commission by Larry K, Arnold, Major General.
Nass Steve: Wisconsin State Representative in 2006. Subsequent to a radio interview of Kevin Barrett by right wing radio host Jessica McBride, Nass issued a press release demanding that the University of Wisconsin fire Barrett for allegedly teaching alternative 9-11 theories in his classes, which Barrett has rightfully denied . Eventually the state acted to withhold Barrett’s teaching salary from funds provided to UW.
Naudet, Jules and Gedeon: French photographers who accompanied emergency responders from Engine house 7 during the attacks. They got the only known footage of flight 11 striking the North Tower. They also video recorded the extensive damage to the lobby of the North tower, after impact but prior to collapse. The official story is that a fireball traveled down the elevator shaft to explode in the lobby.
Olsen, Barbara: Killed in the attacks of September 11. The details of her alleged phone call to her husband Theodore Olsen were important in determining exactly what took place on Flight xxx. Originally the media reported these as cell phone calls, which, for technical reasons, were impossible before August 2004.The authenticity of Barbara Olsen’s call to her husband has been questioned by some critics.
Olsen, Theodore: Former U.S. Solicitor General, whose wife Barbara Olsen was killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 "...It's easy to imagine an infinite number of situations where the government will legitimately give out false information. It's an unfortunate reality that the issuance of incomplete information and even misinformation by government may sometimes be perceived as necessary to protect vital interests." [Whose interests?]
O’neill, John: Resigned from his post as FBI Deputy Director because of George Bush’s policy on terrorism and Osama Bin Laden. Specifically Oneill’s department was told to “back off” their bin Laden and Al Queda investigations. O’Neill accepted an invitation to work as security chief at the WTC, where he died on 9-11. Before he died, he registered his complaints with two French Journalists, Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie, in the book Le Verite Interdite (Forbidden Truth)
Palmer, Orio J.: Batallion Chief, one of at least two men (the other was Fire Marshal Ronald P. Bucca) who had reached the 78th floor Sky Lobby of the South Tower, moments before it collapsed. Palmer could see only two pockets of fire; the voices showed no panic; and the firefighters had a coherent plan for evacuating the injured. This information came from the so-called “Lost audiotape.” This audiotape was important, because confirms that the crash zone was not a raging inferno, and that the firefighters apparently believed they were in control of the situation. Interestingly, access to the full version of the original tape was severely restricted by the Justice Department. The relatives of the 16 firefighters whose voices were identified on the tape were allowed to hear their last words, but were first required to sign a statement prepared by lawyers that they would not disclose what was said on the tape. Aversion was finally released to the new York Times.[http://americanfreepress.net/ 08_09_02/New_York_Firefighters__/new_york_firefighters__.html]Orio and Bucca were among 343 firefighters who perished.
Pecoraro, Mike: Stationary Engineer who was working in the sub-basement level of the North Tower, gives a harrowing eyewitness account of numerous ground and sub-basement level explosions in the on-line publication Chiefengineer. For example, “The two decided to ascend the stairs to the C level, to a small machine shop where Vito Deleo and David Williams were supposed to be working. When the two arrived at the C level, they found the machine shop gone. ‘There was nothing there but rubble, ‘Mike said. ‘We're talking about a 50 ton hydraulic press ? gone!’ The two made their way to the parking garage, but found that it, too, was gone. ‘There were no walls, there was rubble on the floor, and you can't see anything’ he said
Posner, Gerald: Author of the book Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11 He reported that an al Qaeda operative, Abu Zubaydah, was interrogated by two Arab American agents, and provided them with the names of several members of the Saudi royal family who he claimed knew in advance the attacks would occur. In support of this story, Posner offered corroborating evidence. (COD)
Poteshman, Allen: Professor of finance at the University of Illinois. Provided benchmark data, then examined the activity related to United and American Airlines in the period between 5 and 10 September. Using an analysis based on “abnormal long put volume”, which would reflect “the most straightforward way for terrorists or their associates to have profited from foreknowledge of the attacks”, he said that this analysis “does provide evidence that is consistent with the terrorists or their associates having traded ahead of the September 11th attacks”. (COD)
Powers, Tyrone: African American FBI special agent, was a guest on NYC radio station KIIS., stated he had credible evidence that the Bush administration did allow the September 11th attacks to happen to further a hidden agenda. (CTR)
Quintiere, James, PhD. : Former Chief of the Fire Science Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) who has called for an independent review of NIST’s investigation into the collapses of the World Trade Center Towers on 9/11. Dr. Quintiere made his plea during his presentation, “Questions on the WTC Investigations” at the 2007 World Fire Safety Conference. His objections to the NIST WTC study include those already put forward by the engineering community and 9/11 Truth researchers, and include failure to validate (simulate) their conclusions.
Reynolds, Morgan, PhD.: Professor Emeritus in Economics at Texas A&M, and a former Bush team member during his first administration is now voicing serious doubts about the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9-11. Former chief economist for the Department of Labor during President George W. Bush's first term comments that the official story about the collapse of the WTC is "bogus" and that it is more likely that a controlled demolition” June 13 2005 UPI [http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050613-102755-6408r.htm] In the fall of 2006, Reynolds took up the controversial “no (commercial) airplanes into the towers” theory. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Rice, Condoleezza: National security advisor. Soon after the attacks, claimed no one could have known that terrorists would hijack airplanes and turn them into weapons. The 9/11 Commission had invited Rice to testify. She declined, with the White House citing concerns about “separation of powers”. Eventually she testified for 2.5 hours. Her testimony contained numerous contradictions and “mistruths”. For example, regarding the August 6 Presidents Daily Briefing (PDB), CLAIM: There was “nothing about the threat of attack in the US” in the Presidential Daily Briefing received on August 6, [responding to Ben Veniste] FACT: Rice herself confirmed that the title [of the PDB] was, Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States” CLAIM: The Bush administration has been committed to the “transformation of the FBI into a agency dedicated to fighting terror” [responding to Kean] FACT: Before 9/11, Attorney General John Ashcroft de-emphasized counter terrorism at the FBI, in favor of more traditional law enforcement. And, according to the Washington Post [3/22/04], “in the early days after 9-11, Bush cut by nearly two-thirds an emergency request for counter terrorism funds by the FBI.
Rodriguez, William: Rodriguez, 44, worked at the WTC for 20 years as a janitor. He was in an office on sub-level 1 when the north tower was hit by flight 11. "When I heard the sound of the explosion, the floor beneath my feet vibrated, the walls started cracking and it everything started shaking," said Rodriguez, who was huddled together with at least 14 other people in the office. "Seconds after ….I hear another explosion from way above," said Rodriguez. "Although I was unaware at the time, this was the airplane hitting the tower …" Subsequently Rodriguez helped to save hundreds of people in the North tower, by opening doors with a master key for fire fighters before he was finally turned back at the 39th floor. Although initially considered a hero, he soon concluded that the explosions occurring before flight 11 hit the tower proved the towers were brought down by controlled demolition. As of 2005, he is being represented by Attorney Phil Berg in a RICO law suit against GW Bush and his administration. In summer of 1995 Rodriguez and Phil Berg joined millionaire Jimmy Walter in a 9/11 truth tour to stir interest in an international commission to investigate the attacks.
Roberts, Paul Craig: Former key Reagan advisor. In an 08/14/06 "Information Clearing House" article Gullible Americans, Roberts notes “"Don't ask me what happened on 9/11. The official account of the buildings' collapse is improbable." Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Robertson, Leslie E.: 1966, worked the WTC structural design with John Skilling, of Worthington, Skilling, Helle & Jackson, the Seattle based structural engineering firm of record for the WTC towers. The firm designed the towers to withstand 140 mp winds, and the impact of a fuel laden Boeing 707. Robertson was alive as of 9-11-2001, and has accepted the official story, that 767 aircraft impact, in conjunction with fire, caused the collapse of the WTC towers.
Romero, Van: American explosives expert who was quoted in the Albuquerque Journal: “My opinion is, based on the videotapes, that after the airplanes hit the WTC there were some explosive devises inside the buildings that caused the towers to collapse”. Within 10 days, Van Romero publicly changed his mind.
Ross, Gordon: Scottish native with degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Gordon has written several technically oriented articles on aspects of the collapse of the WTC Towers which have been published in the Journal of 911 studies: http://www.journalof911studies.com: Momentum Transfer Analysis of the Collapse of the Upper Stories of WTC1 and along with Craig T. Furlong: Seismic Proof – 9/11 was an Inside Job. The momentum transfer analysis article argues that the momentum of the collapsing upper 16 floors onto the lower undamaged 86 floors would have been absorbed before the three percent shortening phase of the steel columns of the topmost floor had been completed, so the collapse would not continue. The seismic proof article argues that explosions took place as early as seventeen seconds prior to aircraft impact into the towers, consistent with statements by William Rodriguez.
Rowley, Colleen: Minneapolis FBI Field Agent who wrote a 13 page memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller. The memo expressed frustration that FBI headquarters shut down local FBI efforts to investigate the alleged “20th Hijacker, Moussaoui, Zacarias . Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Rumsfeld, Donald: US “Secretary of Defense” at the time of the attacks, and a founding member of the Project for A New American Century, which lays out a plan for permanent U.S. military and economic domination of every region on the globe, as well as outer space. Also chairman of the “Rumsfeld” space management commission”, which concluded that the very high cost of dominating space would encounter strong resistance. Just prior to the attacks of 9-11, he confirmed in Congressional testimony that the Department of Defense had “lost” $2.3 trillion in taxpayer money. On his watch, the worst security breach in American history occurred, but on the evening of 9/11, rather than resigning his post for this massive failure, he used these attacks to pry more public money from congress for his US Space Command. (COD) Rumsfeld stepped down from his position in the fall of 2006, to be replaced by an ex CIA official Robert Gates, of Iran Contra fame.
Ruppert, Michael J.: Former LAPD narcotics detective who was among the first to establish CIA involvement in drug running in Los Angeles, Ruppert was one of the earliest prominent citizen investigators of 911. Author of Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil , published in September 2004, one of the most comprehensive collections of research on government complicity on 911 at that time.
Ryan, Kevin R.: Terminated from his job at Environmental Health Laboratories Inc., a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for his letter to Frank Gayle of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) , a project leader in charge of an analysis of the remains of structural steel used in construction of the WTC towers. Ryan’s letter stated, in part: “This story just does not add up. If steel from those buildings did soften and melt, I’m sure we ca all agree that this was not due to jet fuel fires of any kind, let alone the briefly burning fires in those towers.” Ryan has also pointed out that Manhattan air quality samples from the EPA showed the presence of a possible explosives byproduct: 1,3 diphenylpropane.
Schippers, David: Two days after 9-11, Attorney David Schippers publicly declared that over six weeks prior to 9-11, FBI agents had given him information about attacks planned for “lower Manhattan.” This information, Schippers claimed, was highly specific, including the dates, targets, and the funding sources of the terrorists. Schippers said further that the FBI field agents told him their investigations had been curtailed by FBI headquarters, which threatened them with prosecution if they went public with their information. He also reported that six weeks prior to 9-11 he tried to warn Attorney General John Ashcroft about the attacks, but that Ashcroft would not return his calls. Schippers’ claims were confirmed by a story in the conservative magazine The New American, which also noted that the three FBI agents said that “the information provided to Schippers was widely known within the Bureau before September 11th. Schippers had been the Chief of Investigative Council for the US House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee in 1998 and its chief prosecutor for the impeachment of President Clinton in 1999. (COD)
Schwarz, Karl: Entrepreneur, Former Republican and author of One Way Ticket to Crawford Texas. Schwarz appeared in the Jimmy Walter sponsored “Omission Commission” in Manhattan, and according to his website www.karlschwarz.com has become an advocate for 911 Truth, and is running for President of the United States in 2008.
Shaffer, Lt. Col. Anthony: One of several members of the Able Danger Team who claim to have identified Mohammed Atta and three other 9/11 hijackers as threats a year before the 9-11attacks in the Able Danger database, which was subsequently destroyed by the Pentagon. Shaffer, a civilian employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency and member of the active Reserve, In an interview on the Jerry Doyle show, detailed how the government spent close to $400,000 on a smear campaign. "I'm honestly, you know, flabbergasted that there's such resistance on this," Shaffer told Jerry Doyle. "And I don't know exactly which ant hill exactly we kicked over. We've all kind of talked amongst ourselves on this and there seems to be something else, something bigger here, that maybe we're just so close to that we can't see." . Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com. Shaffer is represented by Mark Zaid
Shattuck, Mayo III: Held position of director of Alex Brown after Krongard, , and during the period of massive put options; resigned the day after 9-11 attacks. (Rubicon)
Shelby, Richard: Ranking republican on the Senate side of the Joint Intelligence Committee investigating the 9-11 attacks. “You know,” he said, “we were told that there would be cooperation in this investigation, and I question that. I think that most of the information that our staff has been able to get that is real meaningful has had to be extracted piece by piece.”
“There are a lot of other things that I believe we don't know,” he said. “As a matter of fact I believe that there will be more -- there will be more information coming out of this joint inquiry. Some, I know, will be very, very sensitive. Some should be brought to the attention of the American people.” He suggested that the information would prove explosive. “I think there are some more bombs out there. he said, adding, “I know that.” [NYT 9/10/2002] “The American people must know the full story has yet to be told” [NYT 11/12/2002].
Silverstein, Larry: Just six weeks before they collapsed Larry Silverstein got private control of the WTC complex, that had been public property since 1972. On July 24,2001, he took out a $3.2 billion 99 year lease agreement for the twin towers and several other WTC buildings, and then took out a full coverage insurance policy that specifically protected the Twin Towers from losses due to acts of terrorism. On December 6 2004, a federal jury awarded damages of $4.6 billion to Silverstein based on a finding that the attacks on the towers were two different events. Also, reported on PBS documentary “America Rebuilds”, Silverstein stated “ We’ve had such a terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it. And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse”
Singh, Indira: IT professional originally working for JP Morgan. A heroic Wall Street 9/11 whistleblower who was fired, harassed, and physically threatened for exposing the Saudi/terrorist-linked origins of one of the government's most pervasive software systems: ptech.
Skilling, John: Partner of Worthington, Skilling, Helle & Jackson, the Seattle structural engineering firm of record for the WTC. Regarding the effect of the impact of a Boeing 707 on the WEC towers, Skilling stated “Our analysis indicated the biggest problem would be that all the fuel would dump into the building. [But] the building structure would still be there.” [James Glanz and Eric Lipton, City in the Sky; The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center p. 138]
Sliney, Ben: A Former attorney whose first day on the job as National Operations Manager at the FAA's command center in Herndon, Va., was September 11 2001. After the New York FAA issued a “zero ATC” order, shutting down all air traffic into and out of New York, Sliney At 9:25 a.m., with Flight 77 still unaccounted for, Sliney issues an order that no one has ever given: full ground stop. No commercial or private flight in the country is allowed to take off. [www.usatoday.com/news/sept11/2002-08-12-clearskies_x.htm]
Sozen, Mete: A structural engineer; one of the members of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Team that first looked into the collapse of the Twin Towers. This was the same team that looked into Oklahoma City Murrah Building bombing. He was also the lead investigator in the so called “Purdue” WTC study. Interestingly, in October 2007, he signed an “online” petition to media giants such as NBC, CBS and ABC to release broadcast quality 9/11 news videos.
Springman, Michael: worked for the federal government for 20 years, first, with the Commerce Department International Foreign Trade Administration and then with the Dept. of State. Among other things, he was a Consulate officer in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which is run almost entirely by the CIA. According to a BBC interview, he was repeatedly ordered by high level State Department officials to issue visas to unqualified applicants. He complained bitterly, both in Jeddah, and the US, but was ignored. In a longer interview on the Alex Jones show, Springman stated “According to the Los Angeles Times, fifteen of the nineteen people, the Saudis who were allegedly responsible for flying planes into the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon, … got their visas from the Consulate at Jeddah”. A new visa process allows a package of passports and visa applications to be sent to the consular’s section. And because they came from a reputable source, people didn't look too closely at it…” [This new process, sometimes called “visa express,” helps to explain why thousands of federal agents, paid for by our tax dollars, could not track down the identities of the alleged hijackers. Solution? Hire more federal agents!! Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Stafford, Brian: Secret Service director during the attacks of 9-11. According to Richard Clarke, immediately after the attacks, with respect to the safety of president Bush, Stafford asked him “When Air Force One takes off, can it have fighter escorts? David Ray Griffin notes Stafford surely did not need to make this request to Stafford, and suggests it was for “show” to cover the fact that air cover was not automatically provided to Air Force One, but only as an afterthought. [COD]
Stewart, Payne: Pro golfer whose Learjet abruptly departed its flight path while en route to Dallas in Oct 1999. [CNN Oct26/1999] An F-16 was reportedly sitting off the left wingtip of Payne's pilotless business jet within 19 minutes of the FAA alert. [ABC News Oct25/99] From Paul Thompson’s Timeline, it turns out the actual time was more like one hour.
Stinnett, Robert: Author of Days of Deceit, which argues that FDR, and our government, knew in advance that the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor.
Tarpley, Webster Griffin: Considered an International expert in terrorism and false flag operations, author of the online Unauthorized Biography of George Bush, and 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA, published in 2005. As of 2004 he has been hosting World Crisis Radio.
Tenet, George: Director of the CIA preceding and during the attacks of 9-11. Reported to the 9/11 Commission “The system was blinking red.” Allegedly resigned at the angry request of G.W. Bush after a politically incorrect comment
Unger, Craig: Author of House of Bush House of Saud. Quoted frequently by COD in regard to the relationship of the Bush family with the Saudi royal family.
Van Auken, Lorie: Peter Lance’s book quotes her as saying “It’s our sense today that they decided early on what they wanted the public to know, and then geared the hearings to fit this preconceived script.”
Vialis, Joe: "Home Run": Electronically Hijacking the World Trade Center Attack Aircraft Oct 2001. Makes the case that the 757 and 767 aircraft used in the attacks of 9-11 were electronically hi-jacked and flown by remote control to their targets. Vialis is a former member of the Society of Licensed Aeronautical Engineers & Technologist, London.
VonKliest, Dave: A Host on the Power Hour daily streaming radio show, and author of the in plane site website and DVD [http://www.911inplanesite.com] Although apparently presenting some good information, his In Plane Site production is somewhat controversial in the 911 Truth Community, due to unsubstantiated claims of “pods” attached to the aircraft which struck the South Tower.
Walter, Jimmy: Multi-millionaire dedicated to 911 Truth. Walter has planed to place about $2.5 million in 911 Truth ads in major US Newspapers and magazines, and funded the jam-packed Omission Commission in Manhattan: The resulting “ Confronting the Evidence - a call to reopen the 9/11 investigation.” was made into a DVD which is available at his website: reopen911.org, where the public can sign a petition to congress to reopen the 911 investigation. [http://inn.globalfreepress.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=904]
Weldon, Kurt: US Representative from Iowa in 2005. Weldon is a whistleblower of sorts, for getting the story of Able Danger into the media. He determined that Able Danger was an Army data mining program run in 1999 and 2000 under the auspices of the Special Operations Command and the Land Information Warfare Center (LIWC). According to Weldon, in September 2000 the Able Danger team initiated at least three separate efforts to get its information on the hijackers to the FBI "so they could bring that cell in and take out the terrorists." That was one year before 9/11. About 2.5 tetrabytes of data were ordered destroyed in may June 2000 and the Pentagon has prevented members of the Able Danger team, including Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer from testifying in an open hearing, despite the fact that Able Danger dealt with open-sourced, unclassified information. Registered on the website www.patriotsquestion911.com
Montegue Winfield: Brigadier General and Director of Operations for NMCC. On 9-11.Winfield asked novice Captain Charles Leidig to take over at 8:30 am, 15 minutes after flight 11 had shown the standard signs of a hijacking. Investigative journalist Tom Flocco reported that for taking the day off, President Bush nominated Winfield for promotion to the two star rank of Major General. [COD p 236]
Winokur, Pug: Chaired Enron finance committee, and escaped notice. Lead investor in and creator of DynCorp that has lucrative vaccine and bio-warfare contracts.(Rubicon)
Williams, Kenneth: As result of 7 year investigation, Issued memo to FBI HQ requesting a national survey of aviation schools to see if large numbers of middle Eastern students were enrolled. His request was denied.
Wood, Judy, PhD.: Demonstrated by mathematical modeling that a floor by floor collapse of the trade center towers, as was claimed by the official story, would have taken much longer (about 97 seconds) than the actual observed time of 9-16 seconds, which is essentially the time of building freefall. As of the fall of 2006, Professor Wood has been exploring the controversial theory that direct energy weapons could have been used to bring down the twin towers.
Wright, Robert: The only agent in FBI history to have conducted an investigation of terrorists that resulted in a seizure of financial assets. His investigation was shut down by the FBI. In a memorandum he warned 91 days before 9-11 that Americans would die as a result of the Bureau’s failure to adequately peruse investigations of terrorists living in this country. He noted that FBI management repeatedly thwarted and obstructed his attempts to expand his investigation to arrest other terrorists and seize their assets. He was ordered not to discuss what he knew, and was threatened with criminal prosecution if he talked. His name was smeared by the FBI, and he was ordered not to defend himself. (Rubicon)
Yamasaki, Minoru: Architect commissioned to design the World Trade Center with the New York firm of Emery Roth and Sons.
Yousef, Ramzi: Along with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is said to have masterminded the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, and “Project Bojinka”, discovered by Philippine police on a computer after they thwarted a plan to blow up a Philippine airliner. Bojinka was to fly airplanes into the World Trade Center, the White House, CIA Headquarters, etc. After the attacks, a Philippine investigator reportedly said “Its Bojinka…We told the Americans everything about Bojinka. Why didn’t they pay attention? (DRG New Pearl Harbor)
Zaid, Mark: Represents two members of the clandestine unit that identified Mohammed Atta and three other 9/11 hijackers as threats a year before the attacks. Zaid testified that all Able Danger records were destroyed under orders of the Army between December 2000 and March 2001. Additionally, duplicate documentation maintained by Lt Col. Shaffer at his office was also destroyed -- for reasons unknown -- by DIA in Spring 2004.
Zelikow, Phillip: Executive Director of the Kean Commission. A member of the transition team from the Clinton to Bush administrations, he also co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice. The transition involved downgrading the importance and visibility of the Counter-Terrorism Security Group. It was revealed on January 15, 2004 that both Zelikow and Jamie Gorelick, a commission member, were both still so closely involved in the events under investigation that they have been interviewed as part of the inquiry. As Executive Director, Zelikow retained the power to hire all Commission staff and coordinate the flow of Kean's investigation. He also had access to all testimony-and managed all upcoming witnesses, document requests and subpoenas. [11/21/03 www.tomflocco.com] Victim families complained of Zelikow’s conflicts of interest in an Oct. 3 2003 letter to the Commission, but were rebuffed. [10/14/03 Washington Post] Zelikow gave a lecture at the Miller Center at UVA on October 14, titled, "The Road From 9/11." He was asked by Thomas Hansen, PhD, why the commission and the staff didn’t simply release photos and other information to the public to put an end to numerous conspiracy theories. His answer, according to Hansen, was that the staff, including himself of course as Executive Director, made a conscious decision not to dignify these "outrageous conspiracy theories" by investigating them or reporting on them. This is consistent with David Ray Griffin’s charge that the 9/11 commission acted as a filter, choosing what would and what would not be admitted as evidence. Zelikow co-authored a 1998 Foreign Affairs article on the likely political and cultural effects of a massive Pearl Harbor style terrorist event such as the destruction of the World Trade Center. In that article, Zelikow noted that such a mythic event would split time into a before and an after. The after, of course, was the “whole new world” of post-9/11 terror hysteria.
Zwicker, Barrie: Host of the Canadian TV show, "VisionTV Insight: Mediafile”, Barrie was the first of only a few North American journalists to offer an alternative viewpoint on the Sept. 11 tragedy. His The Great Deception video and the The Great Conspiracy DVD are considered classics in 911 Truth studies. In June of 2007, the Independent Publisher Book Awards were announced. There were 2,690 entries from 50 US states, eight Canadian provinces and 17 overseas countries, in 65 categories. Barrie won a Gold Award (first place) in Category 34: Current Events for his book Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11.
COD: David Ray Griffin, The 9-11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.
CTR: Michael C. Ruppert, Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil