September 8, 2004
The Wisdom Fund

New 'Prime Suspect in the Mass Murders of 9/11'

On August 31, 2004, former Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigator and author Michael C. Ruppert gave what is certain to be a highly controversial speech at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, based upon his upcoming book "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil."

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club--the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum--"has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club."

Mr. Ruppert says, "In my new book I will be making several key points:

1. I will name Vice President Richard Cheney as the prime suspect in the mass murders of 9/11 and will establish that, not only was he a planner in the attacks, but also that on the day of the attacks he was running a completely separate Command, Control and Communications system which was superceding any orders being issued by the FAA, the Pentagon, or the White House Situation Room;

2. I will establish conclusively that in May of 2001, by presidential order, Richard Cheney was put in direct command and control of all wargame and field exercise training and scheduling through several agencies, especially FEMA. This also extended to all of the conflicting and overlapping NORAD drills--some involving hijack simulations--taking place on that day;

3. I will also demonstrate that the TRIPOD II exercise being set up on Sept. 10th in Manhattan was directly connected to Cheney's role in the above;

4. I will also prove conclusively that a number of public officials, at the national and New York City levels, including then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, were aware that flight 175 was en route to lower Manhattan for 20 minutes and did nothing to order the evacuation of, or warn the occupants of the South Tower. One military officer was forced to leave his post in the middle of the attacks and place a private call to his brother--who worked at the WTC--warning him to get out. That was because no other part of the system was taking action;

5. I will also show that the Israeli and British governments acted as partners with the highest levels of the American government to help in the preparation and, very possibly, the actual execution of the attacks."

"There is more reason to be afraid of not facing the evidence in this book than of facing what is in it," said Mr. Ruppert.

On July 22, 2004 the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, chaired by Thomas S. Kean, "chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks," released its public report. Mr. Ruppert says, "absolutely nothing presented by the Kean Commission can, or should, be accepted without challenge." He alleges conflicts of interest that would bias the Commission's findings, and says that "the Kean Commission unilaterally changed the times of certain key events . . . without having received a single new piece of evidence."

The substantive work of the Kean Commission was done behind the scenes by the 9/11 Commission's Executive Director Philip D Zelikow. Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice were aides to Brent Scowcroft--the first President Bush's National Security Council Advisor. Zelikow and Rice co-authored "Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft." It is reported that while $40 million was spent investigating President Clinton's sex life, a much smaller amount was spend investigating 9/11.

Within 48 hours of the September 11, 2001 attack, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller announced that they had "identified most of the hijackers responsible" although none of their names appear on Associated Press' passenger lists of September 17, 2001, and several of whom were later reported to be alive!

On September 20, 2001 Director Mueller acknowledged that "the identity of several of the suicide hijackers is in doubt."

Since September 11, 2001, about 5,000 foreign nationals have been detained by the United States and denied basic constitutional rights in the name of "wartime" expediency.

However, on April 19, 2002, Director Mueller said in speech at the Commonwealth Club, "In our investigation, we have not uncovered a single piece of paper--either here in the United States, or in the treasure trove of information that has turned up in Afghanistan and elsewhere--that mentioned any aspect of the September 11 plot."

On March 4, 2004, a German court overturned the world's first and only conviction in connection with the September 11 attack on America "because the U.S. withheld crucial evidence." On September 1, 2004, prosecutors asked a federal judge to end the terror case against what they once called a "sleeper operational combat cell" based in Detroit. "The developments were a stunning reversal in a case once hailed by Attorney General John Ashcroft as a major victory in the war on terror," the New York Times reported.

TWF.ORG: The government's conspiracy theory contradicts the publicly available evidence regarding what hit the Pentagon on 9/11. The government could settle the issue by releasing the photos and videos taken during the first few minutes - from 9:35 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. We lack the necessary and sufficient facts needed to offer an alternative theory.

Enver Masud, "Deadly Deception, Pretexts for War," The Wisdom Fund, July 30, 2001

"Hunt the Boeing!,", 2001

Enver Masud, "What Really Happened on September 11 Remains a Mystery," The Wisdom Fund, April 27, 2002

Julian Borger, "The Spies Who Pushed for War," The Guardian, July 17, 2003

Lutz Kleveman, "The New Great Game," The Guardian, October 20, 2003

David Ray Griffin, "The New Pearl Harbor," Interlink Publishing Group (March 2004)

[The physical evidence contradicts so violently the official account, that the Pentagon was hit by a Boeing 757 - Flight 77, that is. The physical evidence, photographs, and eyewitness testimony say that the Pentagon was hit by something that caused a hole no larger than 18 feet in diameter. The story the Pentagon put out, and was published by the Washington Post, was that the hole in the Pentagon was five stories high and 200 feet wide. If you look at the photographs taken by Tom Horan of the Associated Press - that's just not the size of the hole. But if the hole was only 18 feet wide, it had to have been created by something other than a Boeing. Whatever went into the Pentagon pierced six reinforced walls. This was the west wing, the part of the Pentagon being refurbished and reinforced. These walls were extra strong, and yet whatever it was went through six walls creating a hole about seven feet in diameter in the sixth wall. This had to have been something with a very powerful head on it. A Boeing 757 has a very fragile nose, and would not have pierced through all those walls; it would have been crushed by hitting the Pentagon. And given that it only penetrated these three rings, the rest of the aircraft would have been sitting outside on the yard. And yet the photographs taken just as the fire trucks got there - very shortly after the crash - show no plane whatsoever.--Nick Welsh, "Thinking Unthinkable Thoughts: Theologian Charges White House Complicity in 9/11 Attack," The Santa Barbara Independent, April 1, 2004]

Karen Kwiatkowski, "20 Months and 585 Pages Wasted,", August 3, 2004

John Pilger, "The Warlords of America," New Statesman, August 23, 2004

"Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9-11 Attacks and "Consciously Failed" To Act; 66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions by Congress or New York's Attorney General, New Zogby International Poll Reveals," Zogby International, August 30, 2004

AUDIO: "A Closer Look: Indira Singh and Andrea Psoras," Filomax Media Group, September 2, 2004

"Three Years Later: Peaceful Tomorrows 9/11/04 Statement," September Eleventh Families For Peaceful Tomorrows, September 11, 2004

TRANSCRIPT: "Bin Laden: 'Your security is in your own hands',", October 29, 2004

Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, "How Bush Was Offered Bin Laden and Blew It," CounterPunch, November 1, 2004

[We know that the steel components were certified to ASTM E119. The time temperature curves for this standard require the samples to be exposed to temperatures around 2000F for several hours. And as we all agree, the steel applied met those specifications. Additionally, I think we can all agree that even un-fireproofed steel will not melt until reaching red-hot temperatures of nearly 3000F.--Kevin Ryan, "The collapse of the WTC," Global Outlook, November 11, 2004]

Benjamin DeMott, "Whitewash as Public Service: How the 9/11 Commission Report Defrauds the Nation," Harper's Magazine, November 12, 2004

[The most important evidence to the 9/11 Commission came from General Ralph Eberhart, commander of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad). "Air force jet fighters could have intercepted hijacked airliners roaring towards the World Trade Center and Pentagon," he said, "if only air traffic controllers had asked for help 13 minutes sooner . . . We would have been able to shoot down all three . . . all four of them."--John Pilger, "Iraq: the unthinkable becomes normal," New Statesman, November 15, 2004]

[Is it possible that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld has given three different stories of what he was doing the morning of September 11, and that the Commission combines two of them and ignores eyewitness reports to the contrary? Is it possible that the man in charge of the military that day, Acting Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Myers, saw the first tower hit on TV, and then went into a meeting, where he remained unaware of what was happening for the next 40 minutes? Is it possible, as the Commission reports, that the FAA did not inform military that the fourth airplane appeared to have been hijacked-contrary to both common sense and the word of FAA employees? --David Ray Griffin, "THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT: Omissions And Distortions," Olive Branch Press, November 30, 2004]

[90%, according to a recent CNN Anderson Cooper poll, believe there is a 9/11 Cover-Up.--"The Pentagon claims the engine, wings and flight recorder were vaporized. They also claim that passenger body parts were not vaporized, but identified. Does that make any sense?,"]


VIDEO: Dave vonKleist, In Plane Site

VIDEO: 9/11 Pentagon Strike

PHOTOS: Hotel Windsor Fire, Madrid, Spain, February 22, 2005

VIDEOS from Global Outlook

VIDEO: Pentagon and World Trade Center

"9/11: Debunking The Myths," Popular Mechanics, March 2005

Chistopher Bollyn, "Chertoff's Cousin Penned Popular Mechanics 9/11 Hit Piece," Popular Mechanics, March 7, 2005

CRITIQUE: Jim Hoffman, "Popular Mechanics Attacks Its '9/11 LIES' Straw Man ," 9-11 Research, March 2005

PHOTOS: Leonard Spencer, The Attack on The Pentagon

PHOTOS: Pentagon Analysis

PHOTOS: 9-11 Research

REPORTS: "NIST and the World Trade Center"

Webster Griffin Tarpley, "9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA," Progressive Press (March 2005)

Enver Masud, "What Really Happened on September 11 at the Pentagon?," The Wisdom Fund, March 7, 2005

David Ray Griffin, "The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie," Scholars for 9/11 Truth, September 11, 2005

Kevin Ryan, "Manuel Garcia Sees Physics That Don't Exist," Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, December 27, 2006

Webster Griffin Tarpley, "The Forty-Six Exercises and Drills of 9/11,", August 20, 2011

"David Frum, Jonathan Kay, and Webster Tarpley," C-SPAN 2, April 28 2012

Webster Tarpley, "9/11 Synthetic Terror - Made in USA," April 14, 2012

Bill Blunden, "The NSA's 9/11 Cover-Up: General Hayden Told a Lie, and It's a Whopper,", July 30, 2015

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