Monday, September 12, 2011

Reflections on a 9/11 Symposium

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending INN's symposium entitled "How the World Changed After 9/11."  The event was filled with scholars, engineers, researchers, writers, radio hosts, and former civilian servants of the federal government.  The crowd of about 100 was mixed.  It was very encouraging to see so many people who were eager to find out the truth about that horrific event.  Below is a summary of some self-selected highlights.

Barbara Honneger

Ms. Honneger is a researcher and the author of the book October Surprise.  Her detailed presentation of the Pentagon attack was eye opening.  I have always avoided the questions surrounding the Pentagon due to the rather dubious assumption that a missile was used.  It is my opinion that the missile story has been pushed into the 9/11 Truth Movement in an effort to (one day) discredit it with actual footage of a plane hitting the western side of the building from one of the 80+ surveillance cameras that have been confiscated and never released by the federal government.

The "official" account was reviewed at the beginning of Honneger's presentation just to illustrate the fact that every word of the fed's story is false.  She also posited that the Pentagon attack solidified the "new Pearl Harbor" aspect of the 9/11 attacks given the fact that it was the sole military structure hit that day.

I have no doubt that explosives were used within the Pentagon.  I am still curious to find definitive proof of what actually hit the Pentagon and, if the missile supporters are correct, what happened to Flight 77.  Until then, it will remain a mystery.

I am hoping to have Ms. Honneger's Powerpoint presentation emailed to me within the next few days.  I'll have to find a way to post it here.

Tiokasin Ghosthorse

The next moving presentation came from radio host Tiokasin Ghosthorse - a Native American.  He brought a new perspective to the table.  Yes, 9/11 was an enormous tragedy, but it has not been the only tragedy - in fact, it is not even the only 9/11.  There have been millions of others throughout history of all races, creeds, and genders who have been unjustly murdered - many of whom have been murdered at the hands of American forces.  It was a very humbling moment for many.

Gary Null

Following Tiokasin Ghosthorse was Gary Null another radio host who has been on the air since 1966.  Null is an investigative reporter focusing mainly on nutrition.  Ostracized chiropractors, black listed doctors - his stories were both harrowing and hopeful at the same time.  The bottom line, according to Null, was the fact the Truth Movement will never been accepted "officially" by the present power structure.  He made a solid argument in that sense and I realized the work we still have ahead.

Richard Gage

The founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth broke down the collapse of Buildings 1, 2, and 7 in such a way that they are irrefutably controlled demolitions.  He claims to have a 95% success rate with architects and engineers who come to his events with an open mind.  AE now has about 1500 certified architects and engineers among its members.

I thought Mr. Gage was the best in terms of the factual information as well as the actual presentation of the material.  His slide show compared the collapse of Building 7 with a controlled demolition side by side.  From a layman's standpoint, it was hard to see any differences whatsoever.  He also had a montage of various news reports with first responders and other witnesses claiming to have heard and seen explosions throughout WTC 1 and 2.

Webster Tarpley

Dr. Webster Tarpley, the human encyclopedia, revealed the fifth edition of his book, 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA, in which he posits the attacks could only have occurred with people on the inside assisting the hijackers.  He highlighted 46(!) drills, operations, and war games being conducted by various intelligence and military units within the United States in the two years leading up to 9/11.  Many of these drills had elements of the attacks built into them, completely discrediting Secretary Rice's 2002 comment, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile."

These war exercises are key.  It allows for the terrorists (whoever they may be) to use the governmental apparatus to carry out their plans.  Exercises usually appear, coincidentally of course, alongside terror attacks.  See the Norwegian shooter and the 7/7/05 London bombings.

Michael Rivero

I would have liked to hear more from Michael Rivero of  I have been an dedicated radio listener of his for the past several years and his blog started my awakening in late 2002 when I started to have doubts about the lead up to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.  Rivero has operated his website since the Vince Foster murder of 1993.

His presentation was on historical precedents.  9/11 was not a new event in that sense.  Governments have been lying to their subjects, citizens, people for millennia (Rivero traced it as far back as Ramses the Great in the 13th century B.C.).  I, for one, do not consent to being lied to.  The next challenge is what to do about it.

Ray McGovern and Wayne Madsen also spoke towards the end of the event.  I would have liked to hear more from both of them, but unfortunately due to the late start they were cut somewhat short.  

Overall, I was very impressed by the event.  I honestly went into it thinking that after six or seven years of my own research there could not be much more I did not know.  Was I wrong!  The symposium was filled with wonderful speakers.  At times, the amount of information was even overwhelming.

I still do not think there is enough public evidence to name names, but that does not matter.  What matters is we all know the "official" story is bogus. Anyone with an open mind can see it.  We have gone beyond the court ordained "beyond a reasonable doubt" scenario.  There were elements within our government who planned the attacks and they will do it again if they think they can get away with it.  It is our responsibility to get the word out there.

Webster Tarpley commented today that the 9/11 Truth Movement peaked in 2006, but we continue to have a strong-willed core.  I disagree with this statement.  I believe we are still growing.  There were over 200 people who came in and out.  These people were very passionate in their determination to find the truth.  Personally, this was the first 9/11 event I had attended ever - anniversary or not.  This is due primarily to the fact that I could never find anyone to drag along with me.  I went to INN's symposium with three others - that's four new people who attended something associated with the Truth Movement.  I cannot speak for my friends, but this only motivated me more to get out of the house and take action away from the Internets (tm).  

I will leave you with a video from Luke Rudkowski, founder of We Are Change.  This video demonstrates how easy it is to convert The People to the cause of Truth and Justice.


  1. Good summary! What I found most interesting about Tarpley's talk was what he said about threats the U.S. posed against Russia and Pakistan. Was it Null who talked about broadening the truth movement to include more progressive issues?

  2. That was definitely Null. I totally agree. It's safe to say that our "movement" of truth seekers (9/11 or otherwise) can agree that we are being lied to on all fronts by the powers that be. We need to take back what was stolen from us. After we do, we can sit down and work out the details.

    On another note - I felt like the theme of the symposium was "Setting Aside Our Differences For the Cause of 9/11 Truth." I think this is a good sign of the future of the entire Truth Movement.

  3. I would agree that setting aside differences was a strong theme. I thought another theme was keeping momentum going by talking to people about it.