The Truth About September 11
by Gerard Holmgren, 2003-08-30

Section 1. Airforce Stand-down

1.1 It has become popular mythology in the media that fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the hijacked planes. This is completely untrue as the following research shows.

Guilty For 9-11: Bush, Rumsfeld, Myers, by Illarion Bykov and Jared Israel, 14 Nov 2001

1.2 Mr. Cheney's Cover Story — Section 2 of Guilty For 9-11, 20 Nov 2001

1.3 9-ll: Nothing Urgent, by George Szamuely, Research & documentation by Illarion Bykov and Jared Israel, Jan 2002

1.4 Planes "did scramble " on 9/11,they just " arrived late "

1.5 Scrambled Messages, by George Szamuely, 12 Dec 2001

1.6 Russian Air Force chief says official 9/11 story impossible

Scrambling of fighter jets to intercept stray aircraft is a routine proceedure. Here's an example of how routine it is:

1.7 Jet Sent to probe Fla. Gov. Plane, Netscape news, May 15 2003.

The proceedures were already in place before Sept 11 2001. It happened 67 times in the 10 months between September 2000 and June 2001.

1.8 Use of military jets jumps since 9/11, Associated Press, Aug 13 2002.

1.9 Scrambling to prevent another 9/11, CBS News, Aug 14 2002

1.10 Preventing another 9/11,,13319,FL_jet_081502,00.html

1.11 Jets on high Alert, ABC News, Aug 13 2002

So on Sept. 11, 2001 why were no fighter jets scrambled, and why has a cover up story been concocted?

In the unlikely event that the airforce failed through incompetence (not once but four times!) where is the major inquiry? I have seen bigger inquiries into car crashes at race tracks.

Section 2. Complicit Behavior of G. W. Bush

It has become common mythology in the media that George W. Bush was at Booker Elementary School when he learned of the first WTC crash. This is a lie. Why is Bush lying about where he was, and what he knew?

2.1 Guilty for 9-11 Section 3: Bush in the open, by Illarion Bykov and Jared Israel.

This is not the only lie Bush has told about his movements that morning. See how many times he has changed his story.

2.2 Sept 11 attacks- evidence of US collusion, by Steve Grey
(Read the section called "A tangle of lies".)

2.3 Bush gets tangled in his lies Part 1. A strange press conference.
By Jared israel and francisco Gil-White, Sept 25 2002.

2.4 Bush Gets Tangled in his 9-11 Lies, Part 2: White House Cover-up Creates More Problems than it Solves
by Jared Israel and Francisco Gil-White [7 October 2002]

2.5 The President as Incompetent Liar: Bush's Claim that he Saw TV Footage of 1st Plane Hitting WTC
Comments by Jared Israel [Posted 12 September 2002]

Clinton was impeached for lying about an affair. Bush is lying about where he was, what he was doing and what he knew, during the crucial period between 8.45 and 9 AM on Sept 11.

Why did the President — after being told "America is under attack" continue to listen to schoolchildren reading for another 25 minutes ? Why was he cheering, smiling and joking even as it was known that at least one more hijacked plane was on the loose ? View the TV footage which proves treason at the top level.


Section 3. The Ficticious Hijackers

If 19 Arabs hijacked the planes, why are there no Arabic names on any of the passenger lists? If they used non-Arabic aliases, which of the " innocents " on the lists are alleged to be the hijackers?

Passenger and crew list for AA 11 (first WTC crash)

AA 77 (Pentagon crash)

UAL 175 (2nd WTC crash)

UAL 93 (Pensylvannia crash)

3.5 STILL No Arabs On Flight 77, by Thomas R. Olmsted, MD

If they are alleged to have been using non- Arabic aliases (19 obviously Arabic men got on board using non-Arabic ID, with 100% success rate?), why did the FBI claim that they were traced through the use of credit cards to buy tickets in their own names?

3.6 If nine of the alleged hijackers were searched before boarding, as claimed in this article
why is there no airport security footage of them? How did they (allegedly) get on board with knives, guns, AND electronic guidance systems, while being searched, but avoiding security cameras and not being on the passenger lists? What aliases were they alleged to be using when they were searched,and if they were not using aliases, why are they not on the passenger lists?

What of reports that some of the alleged hijackers are still alive, and had nothing to do with the attacks?

According to an article at (link expired) the FBI now claims that the hijackers used gas to subdue the passengers and crew. If they used gas they would have been affected themselves — unless they had masks. So the story gets better all the time. They somehow got on board with masks, gas, guns,knives and electronic guidance systems, in spite of being searched, didn't show up on the airport security cameras, and were not on the passenger lists. They left flight manuals in Arabic in rented cars outside the airport (last minute brushing up on the way, about how to fly the things?) and then crashed the planes in breath-taking displays of skilled piloting. Just to make sure we knew who they were, their passports were conveniently found in spite of fiery crashes which incinerated the planes and occupants. So they got on board with false IDs but used their real passports?

If the mythical Arab hijackers really were on the planes and airport security systems failed due to incompetence (not once but 19 times!), where is the major inquiry? I have seen bigger inquiries into racehorse doping scandals.

Section 4. Miscellaneous Items

Why the official story concerning the hijacking of AA11 (first WTC crash) cannot possibly be true.

9/11 Redux: (The Observeršs Cut) American Airlines Flight 11, Reexamined, by David L. Graham

Was an urban rescue team sent to New York the night before the attacks?

4.4 Former top German Cabinet Minister rejects official story of 9 11 attacks.
Interview with Andreas von Buelow. Tagesspiegel, Jan 13 2002.

National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice and former Whitehouse spokesman Ari Fleischer lied in saying that nobody had ever conceived of planes being used in this manner; see their statements in this article:
Bush Was Warned of Hijackings Before 9/11; Lawmakers Want Public Inquiry, ABC News, May 16 2002
The 1994 extract from Time magazine, quoted in article 2.1 demonstrates that the potential problem had been recognized for decades. And there are other examples of this possibility having been widely recognized prior to sept 11.

4.6 "Omens of terror" by David Wise, Oct. 7 2001

In article 4.5 Rice also lied in saying that any threat had been overwhelmingly perceived as being overseas. The statement she made is in this press briefing:
Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice, The James S. Brady Briefing Room, May 16 2002, 4.10PM EDT

But this is the truth about the memo to which she refers:
4.8 August memo focused on attacks in the U.S. by Bob Wooward and Dan Eggen, Washington Post staff writers, May 18 2002, page A01.¬Found=true

What did happen to Flight 93?, by Richrad Wallace, The Daily Mirror, Sept. 13, 2002



Are cell phone calls from planes, of the type allegedly made by passengers on Sept 11 possible ?




4.15 September 11 US Govt accused, The Portugal News, front page, 2002-08-03

Attorney General, John Ashcroft was warned in July 2001 not to fly commercial airlines anymore.
Ashcroft flying high, CBS News, July 26 2001.

San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown received a travel warning on Sept 10.

Willie Brown got low-key early warning about air travel. San francisco Chronicle Sept 12 2001

Section 5. Where is the Evidence Against Bin Laden?

Why is it that the US government doesn't feel confident enough of its case against Bin laden to lay any formal charges, but keeps "finding" convenient video "confession" tapes? Probably because new video technology makes it impossible to distinguish between a real video confession and a fake.

When seeing and hearing isn't believing, by William M. Arkin, Washington Post, Feb 1 1999

Last word in High Tech trickery, by David Higgins, Sydney Morning Herald, May 16 2002

For more detailed evidence of a preplanned agenda to fabricate evidence against Bin Laden,

Sept 11 attacks — evidence of US collusion, by Steve Grey.
(Read the section called "Evidence please!")

It has become a common myth that Bin Laden has admitted to the attacks. This simply isn't true.

Bin laden denies terror attacks and points finger at jews, Annanova news.

Bin laden denies attacks as Taliban talks holy war, ABC news online, Sept 17 2001.

Bin Laden denies being behind attacks, JS Online Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept 16 2001

Osama Bin Laden claims terrorist attacks in USA were committed by some American terrorist group, Pravda, Sept 12 2001

Bin laden Denies US attack says paper, Middle East News

Bin laden says he wasn't behind attacks, CNN, Sept. 17 2001

Bin Laden denies role in attacks,, Sept. 17 2001

Taliban says Bin Laden denied role in attacks. Yahoo news, Sept 13 2001.

Section 6. Insider Trading Reveals High-level Foreknowledge

In the first few hours after the attacks it was reported that investigators were already looking into huge volumes of insider trading on airline stocks in the weeks leading up to the attacks. Why has this story since completely disappeared? Do authorities seriously expect us to believe that two years later, they still do not know who was responsible? Should not alarm bells have been ringing BEFORE the attacks with these record volumes of trading? If the executive director of the CIA had previously managed the firm which handled much of the trade, are we seriously expected to believe that he doesn't know who was responsible?

Suppresed Details of Criminal Insider Trading Lead Directly Into The CIA's Highest Ranks — CIA Executive Director `Buzzy' Krongard Managed Firm That Handled `Put' Options on UAL, by Michael C. Ruppert, 9 Oct 2001

Mystery of terror `insider dealers', by Chris Blackhurst, 14 Oct 2001

Profits of Death — Insider Trading and 9-11, by Tom Flocco — Edited by Michael C. Ruppert, 6 Dec 2001

Where is the major inquiry? I have seen bigger inquiries into local government contract scandals.

Section 7. The Pentagon Frame-up and the WTC Plane Switch

It is alleged that that American Airlines 77 (a hijacked Boeing 757) crashed into the Pentagon. A Boeing 757 has a wingspan of 125 ft and a length of 155 ft. So how did it make a hole less than 40 ft wide, not high enough to fit the tail, collapsing less than a 50 ft depth of the outer ring of the building — and not leave any wreckage outside?

This photo of the damage to the Pentagon wall
7.1 proves that whatever crashed into the pentagon was NOT AA 77, which demonstrates the Pentagon attack to have been a self-inflicted frame-up.

For a quick overview of the impossibility of the official story

For a full physical analysis of the crash scene:

Physical and mathematical analysis of Pentagon crash, by Gerard Holmgren, Oct 2002

Eyewitness evidence does not confirm a large passenger jet hitting the Pentagon.

Did AA 77 hit the Pentagon? Eyewitness accounts examined, by Gerard Holmgren, June 2002

What planes hit the WTC towers? Were they the planes we've been told they were? (AA 11 and UAL 175)

7.6 The amazing Pentalawn.!%20(9-11).htm

Section 8. The Attack on Afghanistan

If the attack on Afghanistan was a retaliation for Sept. 11, why had it already been planned months before?

BBC News report by George Arney.

U.S. Planned for attack on Al -Qaida. White house given strategy two days before Sept 11. NBC news, May 16 2002
8.2  (also here)

US planned to hit bin Laden ahead of September 11, by David Rennie in Washington

US Tells of covert Afghan plans before 9/11, By Bob Drogin, LA Times, May 18 2002

Why were we originally told that the attack on Afghanistan was not planned prior to Sept. 11, and was purely a retaliation to a "surprise" attack, and the story then changed after proof of the preplanned attack came to light?

Section 9. U.S. and Bin Laden Cooperate Behind the Scenes

The new story is that they allegedly feared Bin Laden so much that they wanted to get him first. So why didn't they arrest him when they had the chance in July 2001?

The CIA met Bin Laden while undergoing treatment at an American Hospital last July in Dubai, by Alexandra Richard, translated courtesy of Tiphaine Dickson, Le Figaro, 11 Oct 2001

Bin Laden met with the CIA in July and walked away, by Michael C. Ruppert

And why was the Bush family still in business with the Bin Laden Family, even AFTER Sept. 11?

Osama bin Laden's Bush family Business Connections, Alliance With Pakistan Will Stimulate Drug Trade, Bring Revenues Under U.S. Control — Colombian Opium Production Will Soar; The Taliban's Biggest Economic Attack on the U.S. Came in February With The Destruction of Its Opium Crop, by Michael C. Ruppert, 18 Sept 2001

Carlyle profit from Afghan war, by David Lazarus, 2 Dec 2001

Elder Bush in Big G.O.P. Cast Toiling for Top Equity Firm, by Leslie Wayne, 5 Mar 2001

The George W. Bush Money Tree

Bush Family's dirty little secret: President's oil companies funded by Bin Laden family and wealthy Saudis who financed Osama bin Laden, by Rick Wiles, Sept. 2001

Arms Buildup Enriches Carlyle Group, Bush Sr. is Consultant, by Mark Fineman, 10 Jan 2002

Gaping holes in the CIA V Bin Laden Story, by Jared Israel

BushLaden, by Jared Israel

Addition to the above article

Judicial Watch: Bush/Bin Laden connection "has now turned into a scandal"
Statement from Judicial watch with comments by Jared Israel

9.15 Bin laden. Terrorist monster: Take two! by Jared Israel, Oct. 9 2001

9.16 New Chairman of 9/11 Commission had business ties with Osama's Brother in Law, by Michel Chossudovsky, 27 Dec. 2002

And why did the US turn down an offer to extradite Bin Laden in 1996, AFTER naming him as wanted for the 1993 WTC bombing?

Section 10. The Suspicious Collapse of the WTC Towers and the WTC 7 Building

How did the World Trade Center towers collapse? Why no serious inquiry? Why was the debris rushed away for recycling before any examination could be held?

10.1 Muslims suspend laws of physics, by J. McMichael, Nov 25 2001
10.2 Muslims suspend laws of Physics. part 2 by J.McMichael

"Burning Questions...Need Answers": Fire Engineering's Bill Manning Calls for Comprehensive Investigation of WTC Collapse, 4 Jan 2002

10.6 A firefighter says "we think there were bombs set in the building",11859,174592-3,00.html

10.7 In Curious Battle: An expert recants on Why the WTC collapsed, by John Flaherty and Jared Israel

10.8 Documentary footage from the scene of the WTC attacks, and eyewitness accounts from firefighters at the scene reveal serious flaws in the official accounts.

For a series of engineering articles and informative videos on the WTC collapse, see


10.10 Evidence of Explosives In The South Tower Collapse

10.11 The World Trade Centre demolition

10.12 Chapter 2 (with comment)

10.13 The jet fuel. How hot did it heat the World trade Center?

10.14 Proof of controlled demolition at the WTC, by Jerry Russell, Ph.D.

10.15 Where's the inferno?


Steel melts at 1539 degrees. Jet fuel (kerosene) burns at 800 degrees. Are we seriously expected to believe that burning kerosene towards the top of the building (heat travels upwards) somehow caused both towers to neatly implode in a manner identical to that of a controlled demolition? And what about the similarly neat collpase of WTC7, which was not hit by a plane?

Where is the inquiry? I have seen bigger inquiries into suburban housefires. Why is discussion of the possibility of a controlled implosion completely taboo? Why do authorities keep inventing ridiculous stories about burning jet fuel melting steel?

Section 11. Hands Off Bin Laden!

Why were the FBI told not to investigate the Bin Laden family links in the US?

Has someone been sitting on the FBI? Transcript of a BBC Newsnight Report on "the questionable links of the bin Laden Family," 6 Nov 2001
Additional comments by Jared Israel.

Bush thwarted FBI probe against bin Ladens, Hindustan Times, 7 Nov 2001

US efforts to make peace summed up by "oil", by Lara Marlowe, 19 Nov 2001

Called Off the Trail? FBI Agents Probing Terror Links Say They Were Told, "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie", by Brian Ross and Vic Walker, ABC News, Dec. 19 2002

After capuring one of the six most wanted Taliban leaders, the US then let him go. "By mistake " of course, because of "flawed intelligence".

11.7 Taliban general 'freed by mistake', Sunday Times, Dec. 19 2002,7034,5704967%255E15574,00.html
11.8 US accidentally set wanted taliban Leader free, Clari news, Dec. 18 2002.
11.9 FBI agent Robert Wright says FBI assigned to intelligence operations continue to protect terrorists from criminal investigations and prosecutions, Judicial Watch, Sept. 11, 2002.

Section 12. It's Really Not So Surprising

In 1962, the joint chiefs of staff approved a CIA plan to commit terrorist acts against the US and frame Cuba.

Friendly Fire — Book: U.S. Military Drafted Plans to Terrorize U.S. Cities to Provoke War With Cuba, by David Ruppe, 1 May 2001

Pentagon Proposed Pretexts for Cuba Invasion in 1962, The National Security Archive, 30 Apr 2001

Northwoods — a plan for terror to justify war. Comments by Jared Israel. 12.3

Scanned images of the actual document.
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US military schemes — ominously like 9/11.
If such tactics were considered normal and acceptable practice by the Government in 1962, what evidence is there that things have changed?

Henry Kissenger advocated a similar strategy in 1992
as Did Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1997.

A War in the Planning for Four Years. HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE? Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR Put War Plans In a 1997 Book — It is "A Blueprint for World Dictatorship," Says a Former German Defense and NATO Official Who Warned of Global Domination in 1984, in an Exclusive Interview With FTW, by Michael C. Ruppert

Section 13. Who Created and Funded the Al-Qaeda Network?

A Vital Piece of the Puzzle: Dollars for Terror — The United States and Islam, by Carol Brouillet

Bin Laden in the Balkans — Collection of mainstream media articles. Compiled by Jared Israel

The Creation called Osama, by Shamsul Islam

"Articles documenting US creation of Taliban and Bin Laden's terrorist network" Series of links to different articles.

"Osama Bin Laden: Made in USA", by Jared Israel

"Bush and the media cover up the Jihad schoolbook scandal", by Jared Israel

U.S. Protects Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Kosovo, by Umberto Pascali, 2 Nov 2001
Which Terrorists are worse? Al-Quaeda? Or the KLA?, by Jared Israel

Section 14. Who Created the Civil War in Afghanistan?

Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser [Posted 6 October 2001]
Ex-National Security Chief Brzezinski admits: Afghan war and Islamism were made in Washington

Section 15. Resistance to 9/11 Inquiry

Why have the President and Vice President resisted moves for an inquiry into Sept. 11?

Bush asks Daschle to limit Sept. 11 probes CNN Jan 29 2002.

Bush, GOP blast calls for 9/11 inquiry, CNN, May 17 2002

Daschle: Bush, Cheney Urged No Sept. 11 Inquiry, Reuters newswire UK, May 26 2000
15.3 [link expired]

Bush and Cheney Block 9-11 Investigation, by Mike Hersh, Oct. 24, 2002, 2:22pm

Bush Was Warned of Hijackings Before 9/11; Lawmakers Want Public Inquiry, ABC News, May 16 2002

15.6 Bush opposes 9/11 query panel. CBS News. May 23 2002.

15.7  9/11 Panel asks what briefers told Bush. White House retreats on independent probe, Dana Priest and Dana Milbank, Washington Post, Sept 21 2002, page A01¬Found=true

15.8 White House refuses to release Sept 11 info, by Frank Davies, Miami Herald, May 5 2003

Four 9/11 Moms Battle Bush by Gail Sheehy Aug 22 2003

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