“Mainstream peace groups are wary of 9/11 truth.”
That’s the conventional wisdom, anyway. But an enthusiastic crowd of truth-seekers at the Veterans for Peace national convention in Madison, Wisconsin begs to differ.
A standing-room-only crowd turned out at 8:30 a.m. today to listen to 9/11 whistleblower Kevin Ryan and activist Klayt Morfoot cast aspersions on the official version of 9/11. Ryan, who was fired by Underwriters Labs for exposing UL’s lies about the steel used in the World Trade Center skyscrapers, recently published Another 19, which argues that the 9/11 Commission may have blamed the wrong nineteen guys. Morfoot, a veteran who has served repeatedly in Iraq and Afghanistan, has sparked controversy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by starting a student 9/11 truth group.
Klayt Morfoot, veteran and Eau Claire WI 9/11 truth activist & me at the VFP Convention
Ryan and Mofoot teamed up on a terrific “9/11 truth for newbies” presentation. Beginning with a clip of heartbroken and angry victims’ family members from 9/11: Press for Truth, they covered the obvious demolition of Building 7, the only slightly less-obvious demolitions of the Twin Towers, and Norman Mineta’s famous testimony to the 9/11 Commission that Dick Cheney ordered a stand-down and that those orders “still stand.”
The jam-packed room that greeted Ryan and Morfoot – at an ungodly hour no less – testified eloquently that the 9/11 issue isn’t going away – as much as the foundations that fund the mainstream left wish it would.
After the talk, I traded Kevin Ryan two thin books (my Questioning the War on Terror and Sander Hicks’ The Big Wedding) for one thick one (his).
So I haven’t had time to read all of Ryan’s book yet. But I notice that his list of 9/11 suspects – like the airline passenger lists of 9/11 – contains no Arab names.
I do recognize some of the 19 names. One is Richard Clarke, the “terror czar” for the Clinton and Bush Jr. administrations. I helped break the story that Gwenyth Todd, who served beside Clarke on the National Security Council, considers Clarke the likely mastermind of the 9/11 false-flag operation. Clarke, Todd explains, was busted for spying for Israel – but instead of being sent to prison, he was promoted to the National Security Council and later made Terror Czar.
Kevin Ryan agrees that Richard Clarke is a key 9/11 suspect: “Clarke’s personal history suggests that he protected terrorist suspects and may have been in league with a terrorist network” (Another Nineteen, p.87). Ryan traces Clarke’s dubious history (minus the Israeli spy angle) and notes that Clarke personally activated the COG shadow government during 9/11 – and that the same shadow government apparently is still ruling the US today, since that order has never been rescinded. Ryan notes that “in October, 1998, Clarke predicted that America’s enemies ‘will go after our Achilles heel’ which is ‘in Washington. It is in New York.’ That is quite a prediction.”
Ryan notes that Clarke “was personally behind the failure of two attempts to kill or capture Bin Laden in 1999,” and that Clarke preposterously asserts in his book that mentally retarded patsy Abu Zubaydah was “one of al-Qaeda’s top operational managers.”
Ryan meticulously documents Clarke’s involvement in protecting various Arab 9/11 patsies during the run-up to 9/11. Unfortunately, the section on Clarke (the only one I have yet read) focuses so unrelentingly on Arab patsies that a naive reader might imagine that Arabs actually carried out the 9/11 attacks, with a little help from the likes of Clarke. Ryan neglects to mention the massive Israeli connections to Clarke himself – an Israeli spy, according to Gwenyth Todd – as well as to uber-Zionist Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Cohen, Bernard Kerik (Ryan ties him to Saudi Arabia, not Israel), Morton Abramowitz, and Marc Grossman.
Ryan’s neglect of Israel’s role running Richard Clarke (and 9/11) is also evidenced in a misleading passage from his Clarke chapter:
“It was reported that, on August 23, 2001, the Israeli Mossad gave U.S. officials an urgent warning in the form of a list of terrorists known to be living in the U.S. and planning to carry out an attack in the near future. The list included the names of Al-Hazmi, Al-Midhar, Al-Shehhi and Atta.”
Ryan’s footnote leads to the following passage from the Complete 9/11 Timeline:
At some point between these dates (Aug. 8-15 2001, Israel warns the US that an al-Qaeda attack is imminent. [Fox News, 5/17/2002] Reportedly, two high-ranking agents from the Mossad come to Washington and warn the FBI and CIA that from 50 to 200 terrorists have slipped into the US and are planning “a major assault on the United States.” They say indications point to a “large scale target,” and that Americans would be “very vulnerable.” They add there could be Iraqi connections to the al-Qaeda attack. [Daily Telegraph, 9/16/2001; Ottawa Citizen, 9/17/2001; Los Angeles Times, 9/20/2001] The Los Angeles Times later retracts its story after a CIA spokesperson says, “There was no such warning. Allegations that there was are complete and utter nonsense.” [Los Angeles Times, 9/21/2001] Other newspapers do not retract it.
This is interesting information. The problem is that a reader who has not read Bollyn’s Solving 9/11 might take the “Israeli warning” at face value, rather than as the “cover-our-kosher-ass” propaganda leak it almost certainly was.
In any case, Ryan’s book looks to be an important contribution to published 9/11 research, and I hope to have more to say about it soon. Meanwhile, I’m off to the 9/11 truth caucus here at the VFP Convention, and will update this article later today.
Update: James Yee questions “19 Arabs” myth
James Yee, a real American hero, knows that the “19 hijackers” were not even on the planes.
James Yee, the Guantanamo chaplain who converted to Islam and got witch-hunted for his trouble, agrees with Kevin Ryan that there is a problem with the “19 Arabs” version of 9/11.
I just exchanged salaams with Yee, introduced myself as a Muslim 9/11 truth troublemaker, and asked what he thought about 9/11. Yee told me that he knows someone who worked at a high-level air-travel-related job on the morning of 9/11. That person had full access to the passenger lists for all domestic flights. He and a colleague decided to see who was on the “hijacked planes.” They looked at the actual airline passenger lists for all four planes. There was not a single Arab or Muslim name on any of them.
Apologists for the official story of 9/11 – including some who claim to be pro-9/11-truth – have argued that the various “passenger lists” that were provided to the media, and which include no Arab names, were not really passenger lists, but “victim lists,” and that any Arabs or Muslims on those planes would not be victims, so they didn’t make the list.
This argument is absurd. There is no such thing as a “victim list” in the airline business. There are only passenger lists. And the various lists that were given to the media in the wake of 9/11 were indeed passenger lists – without any Arab or Muslim names. The idea that anyone with an Arab name would be assumed to somehow “not be a victim” and that some imaginary new entity called a “victim list” would be invented on 9/11 is about the most over-the-top example of islamophobic delusion that could be imagined.
We know that nobody with an Arab or Muslim name, including the 19 patsies, was on the planes, because multiple, overlapping, mutually-confirming lines of evidence prove it. (See Elias Davidsson’s memorandum to the UN.)
James Yee’s information that THERE WERE NO MUSLIMS ON THE 9/11 PLANES, PERIOD simply adds confirmation to what we already know from a great many other sources.
So I assume that Kevin Ryan’s title Another Nineteen means “another” as “instead of” rather than “in addition to.” The original, innocent nineteen have suffered more libel and slander than anyone else in world history that I am aware of.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); an audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.