A common objection to the argument that 9/11 was an inside job is that the conspiracy
would be too big to keep quiet. In other words, the argument is that it is impossible
that so many people could have kept quiet for so long. SOMEONE would have talked
or made a mistake, so that the conspiracy would have been discovered.
Is that true? Maybe.
But anyone who's seen a Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum movie, or even watched
enough Stargate, Star Trek or Alias, knows that a handful of bad guys can pull
off big conspiracies, especially when they've got a high-level military or government
person on board.
Moreover, to anyone who knows how covert military operations work, it is obvious
that segmentation on a "need-to-know basis", along with deference
to command hierarchy, means that a couple of top dogs can call the shots and
most people helping won't even know the big picture.
I Can't Hear You
It has now been shown that a handful of people were responsible for willfully
ignoring the evidence that Iraq lacked weapons of mass destruction. See, for,
article. Indeed, Iraq was not the first time the U.S. has ignored or faked
order to justify war.
The facts are also clear that it was also obvious to U.S. intelligence that
9/11 was going
to happen on or around the date it happened.
So how many people would it have taken to ignore the intelligence that hijackers
were going to attack? How hard would it been for a handful of top-level administration
officials to stick their fingers in their ears, say "nah nah nah"
(lilke a kid does when they don't want to hear what you're saying), and let
Its Happened Before
As confirmed by a former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the
head of Italian counterintelligence, NATO,
with the help of U.S. and foreign special forces, carried out terror bombings
in Italy and blamed the communists, in order to rally people’s support
for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism. As one
participant in this formerly-secret program stated: "You
had to attack civilians, people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people
far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were
supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to
ask for greater security."
In the early 1950s, agents
of an Israeli terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings,
including U.S. diplomatic facilities, then left behind "evidence"
implicating the Arabs as the culprits (one of the bombs detonated prematurely,
allowing the Egyptians to identify the bombers). Israel's Defense Minister was
brought down by the scandal, along with the entire Israeli government. See also
But not in the U.S., right? Well, recently declassified documents show that
in the 1960's, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan to blow
up AMERICAN airplanes (using an elaborate plan involving the switching of airplanes),
and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on
the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba. See this
ABC news report, the official
documents, and watch this
interview with the former Washington Investigative Producer for ABC's World
News Tonight with Peter Jennings (click link entitled "Joint Chiefs Guilty-Northwoods").
But that was a plan that – while it would have involved a large conspiracy
- was never carried out, right? True.
But as shown by this
BBC special (which contains interviews with some of the key players), it
is probable that America knew of the Japanese plan to attack Pearl Harbor --
down to the exact date of the attack -- and allowed it to happen to justify
America's entry into World War II. See also this
short essay by a highly-praised
historian summarizing some of the key points (the historian, a World War
II veteran, actually agreed with this strategy for getting America into the
war, and so does not have any axe to grind). According to top WWII scholars,
the Pearl Harbor conspiracy involved hundreds of military personnel.
And -- most stunning -- the FDR administration took
numerous affirmative steps to ensure that the Japanese attack would be successful
These are just a few of many examples of what are called "false flag operations",
where governments attack their own people or allies – then blame it on
their enemy – in order to justify a war against that enemy. There are
many more examples from
In all of these cases, more than a handful of people were involved in planning,
funding and carrying out the attacks. And yet no one spilled the beans or –
if someone did – they were not believed.
But 9/11 Was Much Bigger
But 9/11 would have involved a much bigger conspiracy theory, which –
unlike the examples above – would have been too big to keep quiet. Right?
NATO's Italian terror campaign would have involved quite a few people.
Pearl Harbor, according to top historians, involved hundreds of
9/11, in contrast, could have involved fewer people.
Indeed, one could argue that it involved ONE person. Let's say -- just as an
example randomly pulled out of a hat -- Vice President Dick Cheney.
Cheney was apparently in charge of the entire U.S. government’s counter-terrorism
program prior to 9/11, and in charge of ALL 5 of the war
games which occurred on 9/11, and Mr. Cheney also coordinated the government's
"response" to the attacks. See this
CNN article; and this
essay. Being in charge of all counter-terrorism in the U.S., Cheney was
person who moved up major war games so that they would overlap with games
and terror drills already planned for 9/11. And see this
interview of the former head of the Star Wars program and a former Air Force
And Cheney is the one who monitored flight 77 for many miles as it approached
the Pentagon and -- when a military man asked "do the orders still stand?"
-- Cheney responded affirmatively:
"The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out." And when
it got down to, "The plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said
to the vice president, "Do the orders still stand?" And the vice president
turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still
stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?" Watch the
video for yourself.
In addition, a former Los Angeles police department investigator, whose newsletter
is read by 45 members of congress, both the house and senate intelligence committees,
and professors at more than 40 universities around the world, claims that Cheney
was in charge of the entire military and the secret service during the 9/11
attacks, that the secret service has its own communications system which is
parallel to and can even cut into normal military communication channels.
Most people acknowledge that Cheney is one of the most powerful vice presidents
in history. In addition, Cheney has a long-standing history of falsifying and
manipulating facts and taking brutal actions in furtherance of his imperial
goals. For example, in the 70's -- Cheney
was instrumental in generating fake intelligence exaggerating the Soviet threat
in order to undermine coexistence between the U.S. and Soviet Union, which conveniently
justified huge amounts of cold war spending. See also this
article. And the former director of the CIA accused Cheney
of overseeing torture policies. Colin Powell's former chief of staff also
stated that Dick
Cheney is guilty of war crimes. I'm not trying to be long-winded about Mr.
Cheney's resume. I'm simply pointing out that Mr. Cheney seems to have the ability
to make large U.S. policy decisions and take sweeping actions -- and to order
others to do so -- without much problem.
Now, of course, there was probably more than one person involved in this hypothetical
example. Mr. Cheney would probably have had 1 guy manning the secret service
communications system and another guy sitting at a computer inserting false
radar blips onto air traffic controllers' screens. But this demonstrates that
you didn’t need thousands to pull off 9/11.
Let’s take it one step further. How many people would it have
taken to demolish World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7 with bombs? Hundreds?
How about 3.
Specifically, there was plenty of opportunity to plant bombs in the Twin Towers.
By way of example only:
Bomb-sniffing dogs were abruptly and inexplicably removed from the Twin Towers
the weeks preceding 9/11
There was a power
down in the Twin Towers on the weekend before 9/11, security cameras were shut
down, and many workers ran around busily doing things unobserved
The Twin Towers had been evacuated a
number of times in the weeks preceding 9/11
And, as an interesting coincidence, a
Bush-linked company ran security at the trade centers
So here's a potential scenario:
One guy in the Bush-linked security company let's in the bomb-setters;
A 2-man crew of demolition experts sets the radio-controlled explosives while
everyone is out of the building;
And the same crew detonates the explosives using a radio transceiver.
That adds only 3 more guys.
So, we're now up to perhaps 7 people total to pull off 9/11 (Cheney, another
guy making sure intelligence warnings aren't acted on, the secret service agent
and the the radar guy, the security guy and the two-man demolition crew).
How did they Keep Them Quiet?
Jason Bourne (the fictional character in the Bourne movies) kept people quiet
by offering 2 alternatives: He told them that he'd pay them alot of money if
they cooperated; or he'd kill them if they didn't.
Bourne had his own code of honor and was a good guy. If the 9/11 masterminds
wanted to keep people quiet, they would probably be alot more ruthless, as they
apparently do not follow Mr. Bourne's code of honor.
Moreover, many of the people who carried out 9/11 probably did so for ideological
reasons -- they actually believed that killing 3,000 Americans was justified
in a "ends justify the means" way as an excuse to carry out their
agenda. Never underestimate the conviction of an idealogue.
These people would not need to be quieted. Even after the disastrous
wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, torture, spying, etc., they probably still believe
they did the right thing by creating the justification for the administration's
policies. They would thus have no desire to speak out.
Just because no one you know is this extreme an idealogue doesn't mean people
like that don't exist. There are people who will go to their grave believing
that their monstrous crimes were the acts of patriots.
Were more than 7 guys involved? Probably. But it could still have involved
many less people than were needed to carry out NATO's Italian terror campaign
or to hide the fact that an entire fleet of Japanese ships was sailing towards
Contrary to popular misperception, conspiracies are not that uncommon.
Just because the
government tries to claim that conspiracy theories are crazy does
not mean that they don't exist.
Indeed, the commonly-parroted statement that there are no conspiracies
is propaganda spread to protect the criminals who carry out false flag operations,
and just may be the biggest conspiracy of them all.