30 April 2006
by Eric Hufschmid
Where have all the flag wavers
The official conspiracy theory: Al-Qaeda did 9/11
The official theory for the September 11 attack is that Osama bin Laden and 19 members of Al-Qaeda conspired to attack America, and they were successful because the government and military personnel were not expecting such an incredible attack.
The official conspiracy theory is supported by engineers, scientists, university professors, FEMA, NIST, and other government agencies.
Who would dare question the accuracy of the official theory when it has so much supporting evidence and so many reputable people defending it?
People who questioned the official theory were initially considered to be unpatriotic, anti-American, terrorist sympathizers, or possibly suffering from an ability to think clearly.
There was so little interest in the alternative theories that they could be found only on the Internet, and in self-published books and videos. By 2006, however, some people expressed doubts about the official theory on mainstream television and radio shows.
On Friday, April 15, 2006, the three young men who created the 9/11 documentary Loose Change -- Dylan Avery, Korey Rowe, and Jason Bermas -- were interviewed by Air America radio host Fred McChesney.
They went much farther than merely expressing doubts about the official theory; they provided details on why the official theory is incorrect.
It was just a few years ago that almost all of us were appalled that anybody would doubt the official explanation. How have we gone from one extreme to the other? What were the key events in bringing about this transformation?
The 9/11 Timeline
2001: The doubts begin
July: Speculation of an upcoming
Alex Jones, who has a public access television show and a radio show in Austin, Texas, told his audience that Osama bin Laden was going to be used by a mysterious group of people that he refers to as the Globalists.
Many of the people who had heard of the warning by Alex Jones assumed that this was the staged attack by the government that Jones was expecting.
In the Cleveland, Ohio area some people began to doubt the official story of 9/11 because a Cleveland newspaper reported that Flight 93 landed at the airport because of a possible bomb on board:William Rodriguez
Rodriguez, an employee at the World Trade Center, had just stepped outside of the North Tower when it started to collapse. He quickly slid under a fire truck as the debris was crashing around him. He survived only because of luck; he had jumped under a section of the truck that was strong enough to protect him from the steel beams that were crashing on top of it.Remarks about explosives
Some television news reporters mentioned that the towers and Building 7 collapsed in a manner that resembles the demolition of an old office building.
Michael Ruppert came forward to reassure people that there were no explosives inside the buildings.
Van Romero retracted his statement about the explosives:
A French author, Thierry Meyssan, began posting articles on his web site that doubted whether Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. Since his articles were in French, not many Americans knew about Meyssan's concerns.
Christopher Bollyn, an investigative reporter for the small weekly newspaper The American Free Press, wrote articles that cast doubts on the official explanation 9-11. His articles appeared on the Internet and in the small, weekly newspaper The American Free Press. He wrote about Van Romero and about eyewitness reports of bombs going off inside the WTC towers:
Bollyn writes that Andreas von Bulow, a former German parliament official who worked with the German Secret Service, believes the Mossad was behind the September 11 attack in order to make the public angry at Arabs:
books expose official theory as a lie
Bill Manning, the editor in chief of Fire Engineering magazine, published an angry article that criticized the government investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings as a "half-baked farce".
Eric Hufschmid (me, the author of this document) began to post documents at his web site to show that the World Trade Center towers and Building 7 appear to have been demolished with explosives.
Thierry Meyssan's analysis of the attack on the Pentagon becomes available as a book in France. The title translates into something like "The Horrifying Fraud". Hundreds of thousands of copies sold within months:
FEMA released the results of their seven month investigation into why the World Trade Center buildings collapsed. They wrote that fire caused the collapse of the two towers, but they have no idea why Building 7 collapsed.
Eric Hufschmid decided to put his analysis of the 9-11 attack into a book, which he called, "Painful Questions; An Analysis Of The September 11 Attack". A few pre-release copies were distributed during the summer of 2002, and the printed version began shipping in September. Hufschmid published the book himself to avoid wasting time seeking a publisher.
William Rodriguez and his group of 9/11 victims had put so much pressure on the government that they agreed to create a 9/11 commission to investigate the attack more thoroughly.
books and videos expose the official explanation as a lie
Early versions of Hufschmid's video, "Painful Deceptions" began shipping at the beginning of 2003, and the production version was released in April. Aside from showing that the official version of the September 11 attack was a lie, he showed that the Oklahoma City bombing was also a staged attack, and that the mainstream media was deliberately lying about these crimes.
Andreas von Bulow, a former German Minister, finishes his book about the September 11 attack. The book is available only in German.
A college student in Germany, Mirko Balke, contacted Hufschmid via e-mail in the spring of 2003 to ask why there was no German version of his book. Balke's English was so good that Hufschmid asked him if he wanted to translate it. Balke agreed, so Hufschmid sent him some money to translate it.
book is modified, and a philanthropist appears
Phil Jayhan posts his "pod theory" on his web site (letsroll911.org). Jayhan believed that the airplane that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center had a "pod" attached to it.
David Ray Griffin, a retired professor, finished writing his book The New Pearl Harbor at the beginning of 2004. Pre-release versions of the book had received numerous recommendations from a variety of well-known people, such as:• Michael Meacher a member of the British Parliament
Jimmy Walter, who inherited several million dollars from his father, took a look at Hufschmid's book and video. As he described it in a letter, it was "an epiphany"."9/11: In Plane Site" DVD
Dave vonKleist, the host of the radio show The Power Hour, released a video about 9/11 called In Plane Site. Phil Jayhan's pod theory was included in the video. This resulted in so many insults that vonKleist made a second version of his video without it, and with a few other corrections.
The 9/11 commission released their final report:
Jimmy Walter brought a variety of speakers to New York City for a one night event to expose 9/11 to the public. Unfortunately, some of the people who had offered to help with this event, such as Nicholas Levis of 911truth.org, sabotaged it. Here is one account of that event and sabotage:
David Ray Griffin finishes a book that criticizes the 9/11 commission report. He called his book The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions.
and Smith shake up the nation
Walter: "Confronting The Evidence" DVD
At the beginning of 2005 Jimmy Walter produced several hundred thousand DVDs about 9/11.
Daryl Bradford Smith started a radio show on the Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN). Smith had never done a radio show before, but he had recently realized that the government explanation was a lie, and he wanted to help expose it.
The magazine Popular Mechanics wrote an article criticizing 9/11 theories:
The video Loose Change, by Dylan Avery, is released. Phil Jayhan (letsroll911.org) helped provide financial support. Jayhan's pod theory was included in this video.
Jimmy Walter funded eight 9/11 speaking events in seven different European nations. He invited several 9/11 investigators to speak. Update: Jimmy Walter has gone into hiding, and his website has changed dramatically. His page and videos about the European tour has been deleted, but the page is still in the Internet Archive:
The second edition of the video "Loose Change" is released. It was produced by Dylan Avery, Korey Rowe, and Jason Bermas. Jayhan's pod theory was removed from this version.
German version of Painful Deceptions
Near the end of the year a German version of Painful Deceptions became available. It had German narration rather than subtitles. The German public was getting a lot of 9/11 information.Smith brings Zionism to the public
By the end of the year Daryl Bradford Smith was becoming convinced that most of the RBN and GCN radio hosts were deliberately trying to deceive their audience. He accused Jeff Rense of being a member of the criminal network that was behind the 9-11 attack.
2006: The Zionist Deniers are exposed
Daryl Bradford Smith is convinced that the primary group of people behind 9-11, the attack on the USS Liberty, and many other problems in America, Europe, and Russia are the Zionists.
Scholars for 9/11 Truth
James Fetzer, a professor at the University of Minnesota, Steven Jones, a professor at Brigham Young University, and a few other people, formed the group Scholars for 9/11 Truth to expose 9/11. They asked Eric Hufschmid to design and maintain their web site. Hufschmid volunteered for the job, and he got it up and running in January.Feb 6:
The owner of GCN tells Smith that he is no longer allowed to be a radio host for their network. Smith responds by conducting interviews on his own with the assistance of Eric Hufschmid, and Hufschmid posts the audio files on Smith's web site.
An unusual robbery occurs in Minneapolis in which a college student is killed. The student was a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth. Hufschmid considers the murder to be odd enough to be worthy of an investigation, but nobody in this 9/11 movement seems to agree.
According to Alex Jones, Charlie Sheen contacted him in order to discuss his concerns that the official story of 9/11 is incorrect. After appearing on Jones' radio show, CNN Showbiz Tonight discusses Sheen's concerns.April 21:
Alex Jones interviews Andreas von Bulow. Jones writes that von Bulow believes "the 9/11 attack was run by the highest levels of the US intelligence apparatus using WTC Building 7 as a command bunker":April 24:
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife released a lot of embarrassing information about him, and Hufschmid reacts by posting an update to his Sheen article:
Smith demands that Hufschmid back him up in his accusations and criticism of Bollyn. This is a very important issue, and it is explained in more detail in these two files, in English or French:
Most 9/11 Investigators
If a person learned that 9/11 was a government operation by watching Dylan Avery's video, or by listening to Alex Jones, they would assume that Avery and Jones are honest investigators who are helping to solve the crime.
Or, if a person was not paying much attention to the 9/11 movement, they would assume that everybody in this movement is honest.
This timeline shows some of the major events that helped to discredit the official conspiracy theory about 9/11. It should be obvious that ever since September 2002, when Hufschmid's book became available, the 9/11 investigators had all the evidence they needed to show the world that the official theory was an outright lie.
However, almost none of the 9/11 investigators or groups helped to promote Hufschmid's book. Instead, they tried their best to minimize it or ignore it. Furthermore, the anti-war groups ignored it, and so did the veterans groups, and so did all political groups.
When Jimmy Walter came forward to help promote Hufschmid's book, almost everybody in the 9/11 movement either ignored him, or tried to sabotage his efforts.
Instead of promoting Hufschmid's book or video, most of the 9/11 investigators promoted stupid theories, such as:
• A Maser weapon may have been used to destroy the World Trade Center towers. Jim Hoffman created this theory.
The Scholars for 9/11 Truth are not really trying to expose 9/11. Rather, they are trying to promote their particular people so that when this crime is exposed, they will be regarded as saviors. They should be referred to as Scholars for 9/11 Deception, or as Criminals for 9/11 Deception.
Hufschmid wrote this introduction to this issue of criminals pretending
to be investigators:
The criminals infiltrate organizations also. The American Free Press, a weekly newspaper that claims to be exposing corruption, seems to be infiltrated. They started selling Hufschmid's book in 2002, but about a year later they abruptly stopped selling it. How abruptly? Well, they had taken a customer's order, took his money, but never sent him a book. The customer contacted Hufschmid a few weeks later to ask why he had not received his book.
Obviously, somebody told the American Free Press to stop selling the
book, and the employees did not bother (or were afraid) to fill the final
order. The American Free Press has yet to explain
why they did this, and why they would treat their customer in this manner.
How did Alex Jones know an attack was coming?
In the summer of 2001, Alex Jones told people to call the White House
in order to stop a possible upcoming attack with Osama bin Laden as the
patsy. Did you watch the video at the link at the top of this document?
Here is that link again:
Notice that he put the blame on the White House, not the Zionists.
Once you realize that Alex Jones is a Zionist denier, you have to wonder if he was trying to build up credibility among the people who already suspected the government of the Oklahoma City bombing and other crimes.
By making a vague prediction of an upcoming attack by bin Laden, Jones would look like an amazingly knowledgeable man after the 9-11 attack occurred. He would attract even more people who distrusted the government.
Jones is behaving like a sheepherder.
Specifically, he collects the people who distrust the government, and then
he feeds them lies about how all the blame belongs on George Bush and the
mysterious New World Order.
We know many of the criminals!
Everybody in this 9/11 movement needs to be investigated as a possible
member of the criminal network. Nobody should
be immune from investigation:
We especially need to keep our eye on the following people because they are almost certain to be part of the criminal network:
Phil Berg, Mike Berger (and everybody else in 911truth.org), Bob Bowman, Gabriel Day, Professor James Fetzer and other founding members of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Jim Hoffman and his girlfriend Victoria Ashley, Gerard Holmgren, Phil Jayhan, Alex Jones, Jeff King (aka plaguepuppy), Nicholas Levis, Wayne Madsen, Scott Makufka (aka Victor Thorn), Kurt Nimmo, Jenna Orkin, Lisa Pease, Eric Jon Phelps, Jeff Rense, Mike Ruppert, Karl Schwarz, Rick Siegel (911eyewitness.com), Greg Szymanski, Webster Tarpley, Frank Whalen (RBN radio host)Most of the people in the media are also part of this criminal network. Some of the names of the top executives are here:
We can do something whenever we want
We can easily figure who to investigate. They have names, addresses, and telephone numbers. We can deal with these criminals whenever we get enough people to stand up to them. We outnumber them a million to one.
So grow a backbone, and prepare
for the battle!