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1) "Economic Hit Man" John Perkins Speaks Out for 9/11 Truth
2) America’s Top Bin Laden Expert: Osama’s Dead, the Tape is Phony
3) Oxford Union Society: "Was 911 a Conspiracy"
4) What Really Hit The Pentagon on 9/11?

MER - MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 23 January:
This very interesting information concerning 9/11 came from MER Readers over the weekend. At the end look at the pictures and read the admittedly not so convincingly written analysis concerning the Boeing 757 that we were all told hit the Pentagon -- a story which more and more seems highly suspect as hard as that is for many to even begin to consider.
We emphasis all of this information came from others to MER over the weekend; none of it originated with us nor are we in a position to substantiate it or further investigate it. In fact MER was for years very reluctant to even consider the possibility that much of the government's story about 9/11 may not be truthful. For the first time last summer in an editorial titled "the Mother of All Hoaxes?" we raised questions about the official 9/11 story and called for a sui generis international investigation by an alliance of major media organizations from many countries in tandem with professional investigators. And that is the context in which we publish today's MER article.

BookTV on CSpan2 1/21/06
Featuring John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Taped at Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington DC, 1/10/06

John Perkins is the bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The hardcover reached #9 on the New York Times Bestseller List, the paperback is currently #9, and it has been translated into 20 languages. On national TV he has clearly said that he is appalled by the lack of investigation into 9/11 and that the media has failed us. In so many words he said we ought to be looking at whether 9/11 was an inside job. For him to do this took courage, and it will help to open minds to the issue. Is this a sign the 9/11 Truth issue could be moving from "unmentionable" to "an issue that really should be investigated"?

Excerpt from the Q & A session

Q: I'd like to commend you for the work you've done, really showing the American public how deeply evil the people who run this country have been willing to stoop. It's very hard for a lot of people to really face how evil our leaders have chosen to become. I'm active on the 9/11 issue and most of the respected people in the movement, in the peace movement, won't even give proper respect to that. I'm going to ask you what your knowledge is if you've looked at the issues involved, with claiming that there is a coverup. I'll ask one very specific question which is very concise. Did you know that the Kean commission, an official goverment commission, did not even mention that Number 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building, collapsed at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11/01 without being hit by a plane? Taller than any building in Maryland or Virginia. It wasn't mentioned, and the NY Times and the Washington Post didn't mention that it wasn't mentioned.

John Perkins: Yeah, and there are some excellent books and some excellent dvds and films on that whole subject including the one that shows that there was never a plane shown crashing into the Pentagon which haven't gotten around very much. I wish they would get around more. You know, I don't really like to speculate on things I don't know much about. And I don't know, you know a lot more about that than I do, and I like to talk about things I really know about. I know there are a lot of good films around but they're not getting wide circulation.

Q: Go to 911truth.org, that's a good place to start.

John Perkins: 911truth.org, yeah, go to it. And the other thing is you know it has struck me that if someone were to rob the bank down the street here tomorrow, probably the first thing the police would do would be to look for an inside job, right? But it's, you know, like, it ought to, I was in the Amazon on 9/11 and shortly after that I went up to Ground Zero. I was amazed when I came back from the Amazon, as I was driving up--I flew into the Miami airport, and I was driving up to my home in another part of Florida--and listening and I was expecting to hear people talking about, well let's look at who really did this. But even on NPR and on every radio station, I didn't hear any of that, and as I said, I don't know anything about 9/11 really and what really happened there, but I'm amazed by the lack of true investigation that seems to have gone into that. It just appalls me because it really, coming where I come from, it's extremely difficult for me to believe that that whole thing was masterminded by a man living in a cave with a walkie talkie. But I don't know.

America’s Top Bin Laden Expert: Osama’s Dead, the Tape is Phony: ABC News http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story? section=local&id=3828678

Op-Ed by Kevin Barrett, http://mujca.com

As a Ph.D. Islamologist and Arabist I really hate to say this, but I’ll say it anyway: 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam. The war on terror is as phony as the latest “Bin Laden tape.” (1)

It’s a tough thing to admit, because I know on which side my bread is buttered—and dropping Islam from the 9/11 equation is dropping my slice of bread butter-side-down. The myth that 9/11 had something to do with Muslims has poured millions, if not billions, into Arabic and Islamic studies. I finished my Ph.D. last year, so all I have to do is keep my eyes in my pocket and my nose on the ground, parrot the party line, and I’ll be on the fast track to tenure track.

The trouble is, it’s all based on a Big Lie. Take the recent “bin Laden” tape—please! That voice was no more bin Laden than it was Rodney Dangerfield channeling my late Aunt Corinne from Peoria. I recently helped translate a previously unknown bin Laden tape, a real one from the early 90’s, back when he was still alive. I know the guy’s flowery religious rhetoric. The recent tape wasn’t him.

The top American bin Laden expert agrees. Professor Bruce Lawrence, head of Duke University’s Religious Studies department, has just published a book of translations of bin Laden’s speeches. He says the recent tape is a fake, and that bin Laden has been dead for years. (2)

Ersatz Bin Laden tapes, “verified” by the CIA, are nothing new. Every “Bin Laden” statement since 2001 has been blatantly bogus. The last we heard from the real Bin Laden came in his post-9/11 statements to Pakistani journalists: "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation... I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States... I had no knowledge of these attacks..." (3)

Then on December 13th, 2001, as George Bush was whining about the “outrageous conspiracy theories” that were spreading like wildfire, the first and shoddiest of the “Bin Laden speaks from beyond the grave” tapes appeared. The video’s sound and picture quality were horrible. It showed a big guy with a black beard, doing a passable imitation of Bin Laden’s voice, claiming foreknowledge, if not responsibility, for the 9/11 attacks, and chortling over their success. The trouble was, the big guy clearly was not Bin Laden. He was at least 40 or 50 pounds heavier, and his facial features were obviously different. (4)

The “Fatty Bin Laden” tape was widely ridiculed, and I have yet to meet an informed observer who considers it authentic. (If you haven’t figured this out yet, go back and look at the images from the tape, and compare them to other images of Bin Laden.) But the media let the fraud pass without asking the hard questions: Why was the US government waving this blatantly fake “confession” video in our faces?

Perhaps due to the widespread hilarity evoked by “Fatty Bin Laden,” the next “Osama from beyond the grave” message had no images—it was an audio tape delivered to al-Jazeera in fall, 2002. The CIA verified it as authentic, and then got a rotten egg in the face when the world’s leading voice identification experts at IDIAP in Switzerland reported that “the message was recorded by an impostor.” (5)

Every “bin Laden” message since then has been equally phony. They are released at moments when the Bush Regime needs a boost—and the American media goes along with the fraud. Remember the bogus bin Laden tape that made headlines right before the 2004 presidential elections? If you didn’t figure out that it was a CIA-produced commercial for George Bush, I have some great bridges to sell you. Walter Cronkite, bless his heart, opined that Karl Rove was behind that tape. (6) But the rest of the media just kept pretending that the Emperor was clothed.

And the fraud continues. Last week’s “bin Laden” tape has been ridiculed by America’s top bin Laden expert—yet the US media keeps right on holding a transparent fig leaf in front of the Emperor’s crotch! Professor Lawrence believes that this phony tape was designed to distract world opinion from the horrific massacre of Pakistani civilians by an errant CIA drone. But it may have another, more sinister purpose: To prepare public opinion for another false-flag 9/11 style attack designed to trigger a US-Israeli nuclear attack on Iran. (7)

As our top Bin Laden expert Professor Lawrence informs us, the real Bin Laden, who insisted that he had nothing to do with 9/11, has been dead for quite some time--probably 1since 2001. The fake messages have been fabricated by al-CIA-duh to support the Bush regime and its phony “war on terror.” It is time for Americans to rise up in revolt against the fake-terror masters who are looting US taxpayers, torching our Constitution, demolishing our economy, and threatening nuclear Armageddon.

About the author: Kevin Barrett holds a Ph.D. in Arabic, with a focus in Islamic Studies, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a co-founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth: http://mujca.com


(1) "The Making of the Terror Myth." The Guardian 10/15/04

(2) ABC News http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story? section=local&id=3828678

(3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsibility_for_the_September_11,_2001_attacks

(4) http://911research.wtc7.net/disinfo/deceptions/binladinvideo.html

(5) The Guardian 1//30/02: http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,851112,00.html

(6) CNN: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0410/29/lkl.01.html
quoted in: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/binladen_cronkite.html

(7) American Conservative 8/1/05: http://www.amconmag.com/2005_08_01/article3.html
discussed in: http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=6734
alarming new article in Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1136361083662&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Oxford Union Society: "Was 911 a Conspiracy"
http://www.oxford-union.org/termcard.php?PHPSESSID=babb6829c6917b573094c3304 c68e2e

Today one of the world's most famous debating forums will consider the taboo question at the heart of the war on terror. Is the official Washington story of the 911 attacks correct, or is 911 a myth created by Washington's military industrial complex to justify a generation of lucrative wars?

The Oxford Union has invited 911 sceptics David Shayler and Annie Machon, both ex-MI5 officers, Ian Henshall co-author of non-fiction best-seller 911 Revealed, and risk analyst Bill Durodié to discuss whether the attacks occurred in anything like the way the mainstream Washington news
organisations claim.

Ian Henshall said today:

After the WMD fiasco, newsrooms have so far been unwilling to ask whether they were duped by their intelligence sources over 911 as well. So much evidence has been seized by the US authorities and never made public that it is impossible to say for sure how the 911 attacks happened. There are now several versions of the official story which stand in open conflict with each other. Many believe the attacks were manipulated or allowed to succeed and quite a lot of evidence has leaked out to support this.

Ian Henshall's book 911 revealed co-authored with Rowland Morgan was given favourable reviews in the DailyMail and the Sunday Times, but although it is a non-fiction best-seller it has so far been ignored by the mainstream broadcast media, despite their legal obligation to due impartiality.


September 11, 2001 - Arlington, Virginia
Plane Crash at the Pentagon

The Small Plane and the Boeing

Photo evidence exposes 9-11 mass-murder frame up at the Pentagon
Pentagon security camera shows the wrong plane, the wrong
explosion and the discrepant trail of an air-to-ground missile.

Note the tail fin of the attacking jet, visible only in the
first picture, sticking up behind the yellow parking-pass
machine in the foreground. Observe also the white
missile smoke trailing behind. Compare this with these
two pictures of an F-16 jet fighter firing an air-to-ground
missile, above right and below.

The sequence of five pictures indicate by simple inspection:

1) A plane that is too short.

2) A trail of missile smoke behind and beneath the tail fin
in the first frame which later leads to

3) A white-hot flash explosion consistent with an exploding
missile warhead and totally inconsistent with an aluminum
jetliner carrying orange-red-burning jet-fuel kerosene hitting
a limestone, brick and concrete office building.

Note the absence of an airliner's long fuselage projecting out to the left from behind the yellow obstruction -- the absence of a shiny aluminum American Airlines Boeing 757 fuselage in the direct morning sunlight.

What can be more unreasonable, than the contention that what is hidden behind this view-obstructing cabinet could possibly be aircraft of the type accurately scaled below by civil engineers at Perdue University?

Think about it. The Boeing 757 is 155 ft long. The five- floor Pentagon is only 71 feet tall. A Boeing 757, if stood on its tail and put up against the wall, would stand more than twice the height of the wall, yet consider how short relative to the height of the wall, the aircraft must be that is hidden behind the yellow parking-pass cabinet obstruction -- the 75 ft. length of the F-16 is about the maximum length these geometric constraints will allow for the "killer jet."

Let's call it the "Stegosaurus proof." . The Boeing 757 is long enough to fit six and a fraction of its large tail fins (measured from near the base) along its 155 ft. back, like the plates on the back of a Stegosaurus -- whereas the yellow parking-pass cabinet in the foreground conceals at most only five lengths of the tail-fin image showing above and behind the cabinet . The cabinet can conceal a "Stegosaurus" with five tail-fin plates of the size shown, but cannot conceal all of a longer Stegosaurus with six or seven such plates along its back. If the killer jet were a 6+ plate Stegosaurus we would have be see its head extending out behind the cabinet on the left side. And so by such reasoning we are forced to conclude that the tail fin shown is not the tail fin of a Boeing 757. We don't see the shiny nose of an American Airlines Boeing 757 airliner, when in fact the entire cockpit would have had to have been showing if this plane was Flight 77.

In the second frame the white-hot explosion rises about 120 feet into the air.

Note how the flash-bulb brightness of the high-explosive lights up the vicinity like a flash bulb,
compared with the other pictures in the sequence

See how the smoke and flames continues the dazzling show, enabling the Boeing to continue on its way to Reagan National with all eyes diverted -- and remember that the overflying Boeing would be closer to Reagan National than to the crash point in about 3.5 seconds, about the time it would take eyes to adjust to the flashbulb effect of initial missile explosion. The white hot explosion is probably nothing more than 19th-century "flash powder" from before the invention of the flash bulb -- so that people viewing the attack from the west, would not only have the mid-morning sun in their eyes, but the 120 ft. bright flash as well -- yielding significant momentary vision impairment to those who happened to be looking directly at it.

All that remains is the simple determination that the small attacking jet crashed into the Pentagon as the Boeing which all witnesses were watching disappeared into the smoke (and for some the bright 9:00 a.m. sun appearing behind the west wall) and, like a magician exiting the stage in a cloud of smoke, absconded to Reagan National Airport only one mile away.

The 757 became just one more plane landing in the national emergency.

The true dimensions of the murder weapon have been discovered and with them the true murderers. The deception implicates the the top Pentagon leadership. Clearly they attempted to draw suspicion away from themselves by having it seem that a large jetliner had also come after them. We see however that what really occurred was a psy-op disinformation operation, one that still involved the deaths of many Pentagon personnel.

As for the specific plane that performed the missile attack and crash, I suspect the F-16 Flying Falcon. This plane has the capability and the availability, and what could be more natural than that the purported hijacked plane be "chased" all the way to the target by the standard interceptor of the United States Air Force? Even if identified afterwards it could be said that the plane crashed in the line of duty.

A fully remote-controlled F-16 was retired to the General Dynamics museum early in 2001, perhaps with the remote control equipment removed.



We have three independent proofs establishing that the Boeing 757 was not the jet aircraft that attacked the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. These are the naked proofs in their stark pristine logic. The reader may now wish to familiarize himself with all of the environing details from which the critical features of these proofs were abstracted. Let the reader assure himself that what has been proven above is exactly the account that is most consistent with all of the other established facts of the case. Here, below, is all of the other relevant information omitted from the above because it was not necessary in developing the three proofs.

The Small Plane

The F-16 Falcon - Probable Murder Weapon - equipped for remote-control warfare

Span: 32 ft. 10 in.
Length: 49 ft. 6 in.
Height: 16 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 29,896 lbs. loaded
Armament: One air-to-ground missile and electronic countermeasure pods
Ground Control: Structural provisions and "power by wire" systems
architecture expanding multi-role performance to include precision strike,
night attack and beyond-visual-range interception missions utilizing
touch-sensitive remote virtual cockpit displays.
Targeting: Remote targeting lasers and computers, and new autopilot and
ground-avoidance systems allowing faster remote controlled flight while
seeking and attacking targets.
Maneuvering: digital flight controls, a voice- activated maneuvering system
allowing the pilot to "point" the aircraft in unusual flight attitudes.
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200 of
23,830 lbs. thrust.
Crew: None (remote controllers)
Maximum speed: 1,345 mph.
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 37,500 pounds (16,875 kilograms)
Cruising speed: 577 mph.
Range: 1,407 miles
Remote Control: System Planning Corporation's Command Transmitter
Systems (CTS)
Frequency Range: 400-550 MHz in 100-kHz steps
RF Output Power:Exciter: 20 Watts; HPA: 1 kW
RF Power Control: 1-dB steps, 60-dB total range
Permissible Antenna VSWR: 2:1 continuously, 50 ohms nom.
Harmonics: -50 dBc at 1 kW
Spurious: -80 dBc at 1 kW
Modulation: FM
Deviation:± 300 kHz
Modulation Range:Internal: 7.5-73.95 kHz (IRIG-B tone frequencies)
Prime Power:180-228 VAC 3-phase Wye connection, 47-63 Hz; 5 kVA maximum per rack, two connectors required (supplied); entrance at bottom center of each rack
Local Control, RF Power Monitor, and Exciter: supplied by 120 VAC nom. single-phase by the HPA power supply Cooling: Forced air; all exhausts through rear panels

The killer jet partially seen in the security video picture may not have been the F-16, but that plane fits everything that is known of the attacker. The fact that at least one plane exists that satisfies the characteristics criteria demanded by the evidence establishes that while the evidence indicates that profile of the killer jet does not match the Boeing 757, that there is at least one aircraft that does match all that we have verified about the murder weapon, that fits all that the evidence tells us of the true killer jet.

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