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September 13, 2006 - Portage Theatre - 4050 N. Milwaukee
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Below is my review of "9/11 Press for Truth", written for a general readership. - reprehensor.

9/11 Press for Truth

The new documentary, 9/11 Press for Truth, has been released in time to coincide with the 5th anniversary of 9/11. In stark contrast to big-budget propaganda “docudramas” being churned out by media behemoths like ABC, “9/11 Press for Truth” (heron P4Truth), features no Hollywood draws like Harvey Keitel, and no multi-corporate alliances like the embarrassing and unfortunate team-up between Scholastic and ABC.

The executive producers are Kyle Hence, co-founder of 9/11 Citizens Watch, and Rory O’Connor, co-founder of Globalvision. Other producers are John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski, the latter also the Director and co-writer of P4Truth. The heavy lifting was done by Nowosielski in a multi-capacity role, with the final production getting a professional buffing at the Globalvision production suite. (Ken Ellis, Senior Producer at George Lucas’ edutopia, is listed as a co-executive producer in the press kit.)

The fortunate application of professional production acumen makes P4Truth very easy to watch, despite the very uncomfortable message it brings. The message?

The 9/11 Commission failed to deliver the goods.


You may ask, “How can this be? I’ve got the Report, it’s massive!”

Consider the amount of money that was allocated to the Commission, it wound up getting $15 million, whereas estimates for Kenneth Starr’s jihad against Bill Clinton land somewhere around $70 million. Washington lawmakers put a higher premium on Clinton’s indiscretion than on getting to the bottom of the murder of 3,000 people, most of them American citizens.

If it wasn’t for the victim’s families, there may never have been even this $15 million dollar investigation (which started as a $3 million investigation). If it wasn’t for the Jersey Girls; Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza, Lorie Van Auken, and Mindy Kleinberg, it’s doubtful that the Commission would have been convened at all. For the most part, the ballad of the Jersey Girls is the core of P4Truth.

The Jersey Girls were widowed on 9/11, the shock of their loss turned into grief, and eventually into a desire for a clear, concise explanation of what happened on that day.

They are still waiting for that explanation.

They began to research independently at first, combing the internet and any other media source for information about what happened, who did it, who was to blame for the lack of defense that day, and how these terrorists could just walk through America’s intelligence network.

Along the way, they discovered the work of independent researcher Paul Thompson, who has created a timeline of 9/11 that you can view at Cooperative In Thompson’s work, the Jersey Girls saw their research embodied online. (Thompson’s research is also available as a book, “The Terror Timeline”.)

The uphill battle of the widows as they strove to make the Bush administration acknowledge the fact that it wasn’t just them asking for answers is presented through a series of new interviews conducted for P4Truth, as well as compiled snippets of previous mainstream media appearances. The end result is a sympathetic treatment by director Nowosielski of a very trying public experience by 4 women who were previously anonymous private citizens. (Of the 4, Breitweiser is not featured in new interviews for the doc.)


When the Bush administration finally responded to pressure from the public they announced the formation of the 9/11 Commission, to be headed by Henry Kissinger. This is not the first time that Kissinger’s name has been associated with the date September the 11th. (google kissinger pinochet september 11 1973)

When asked about Saudi Arabian clients of Kissinger Associates by the Jersey Girls and the Family Steering Committee, Kissinger saw fit to recuse himself from the Commission.

However, the Commission was still remarkably compromised with the placement of Philip D. Zelikow as Executive Director of the Commission. In 2004, journalist Paul Sperry reported that;

“Zelikow picks the areas of investigation, the briefing materials, the topics for hearings, the witnesses, and the lines of questioning for witnesses. He also picks which fights are worth fighting, legally, with the White House, and was involved in the latest round of capitulations – er, negotiations – over Rice’s testimony. And the commissioners for the most part follow his recommendations. In effect, he sets the agenda and runs the investigation.” (1)

Zelikow’s partisan leanings run deep, including the co-authorship of a book about “Statecraft” with Condoleeza Rice; “Germany Unified and Europe Transformed”.

However, even more troubling is this information;

"...Zelikow’s self-described area of academic expertise is the creation and management of “public myths” or “public presumptions,” which he defines as “beliefs (1) thought to be true (although not necessarily known to be true with certainty), and (2) shared in common within the relevant political community. In his academic work and elsewhere he has taken a special interest in what he has called “searing” or “molding” events [that] take on “transcendent” importance and, therefore, retain their power even as the experiencing generation passes from the scene” (Zelikow, 1999). Almost three years before 9-11, Zelikow said that “generational” public presumptions “are formed by those pivotal events that become etched in the minds of those who live through them. The current set begins in approximately 1933, although the New Deal generation is fading” (Zelikow, 1999). No doubt a different set of generational public presumptions was established after September 11, 2001, and Zelikow’s compromised 9-11 Commission will have played a large role in cementing those presumptions.” (2)

The widows and the Family Steering Commission were moved to ask for the resignation of Zelikow as Executive Director once his partisan nature was revealed. This plea was ignored.

P4Truth reveals the compromised nature of the Commission and then moves on to the informal nature in which the Commission gathered testimony. Many witnesses were never sworn in, nor were transcripts made. In the cases of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, they were allowed to testify together, (a perp’s wet dream), in private session, and no transcript has been been made publicly available.

All of this left the widows exasperated, coupled with the fact that nearly all of the questions that they gave to the Commission to be asked of the witnesses were not asked. This example of omission is typical of the way in which the Commission chose not to deal with sticky issues.

Among the many omissions of the Commission is that of the story of Omar Saeed Sheikh, General Mahmoud Ahmad, and their direct connection to alleged hijacker Mohammed Atta.

Omar Saeed Sheikh was a high-level Al-Qaeda operative. According to testimony by former Military Intelligence analyst John Newman, Sheikh has a long, infamous career which includes: the kidnapping of an American and 3 British citizens, the death of a different American citizen in a bungled attempt to get Sheikh out of an Indian jail, and the murder of an Indian citizen in a successful bid to spring Sheikh from jail orchestrated by Al-Qaeda and ISI.

“During his imprisonment there was no indictment and no trial in India, there were no indictments in Britain or the United States either. Despite his kidnapping of British citizens he was allowed to immediately travel to London… go figure.” (3)

Sheikh was at least working for ISI and Al-Qaeda, and Newman suspects that his seeming immunity in British and American circles indicates that he may have been an informant for British intelligence as well. A triple agent.

In August of 2001, Sheikh wired $100,000 to Mohammed Atta. The Times of India reports that Indian intelligence traced communications back to General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan’s ISI, that gave Sheikh the go-ahead to wire the money.

The Times of India further reports that the FBI worked with Indian intel to establish this link.

Why is this essential information that links a national sponsor to the 9/11 attacks omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report?

P4Truth spends one of its longest segments on the mystery of Omar Saeed Sheikh. (You can look for Omar Saeed Sheikh in the 9/11 Commission Report, but you won’t find that name. What you will find is one instance of one of his aliases, “Sheikh Saeed al Masri” in passing, with no context as to true identity or importance to Al-Qaeda and this alias is also in the back of the book where he is listed as “Egyptian; head of al Qaeda finance committee”. No Mahmoud Ahmad, no $100,000.)

Perhaps the Commission doesn’t bring up this connection because of the people that Ahmad was meeting with in the days leading up to and on 9/11.

According to this schedule posted at Canadian researcher Michel Chossudovsky’s website, Ahmad was meeting with the cream of America’s intel crop;

Schedule of Pakistan’s Chief of Military Intelligence Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad, Washington, 4-13 September 2001

Summer 2001: ISI Chief Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad transfers $100,000 to 9-11 Ringleader Mohamed Atta.

4 September: Ahmad arrives in the US on an official visit.

4-9 September: He meets his US counterparts including CIA Head George Tenet.

9 September: Assassination of General Massood, leader of the Northern Alliance. Official statement by Northern Alliance points to involvement of the ISI-Osama-Taliban axis.

11 September: Terrorist Attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon. At the time of the attacks, Lt General Ahmad was at a breakfast meeting at the Capitol with the chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees Sen Bob Graham and Rep Porter Goss. Also present at the meeting were Sen. John Kyl and the Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., Maleeha Lodhi.

12-13 September: Meetings between Lt. General Ahmad and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. Agreement on Pakistan’s collaboration negotiated between Ahmad and Armitage. Meeting between General Ahmad and Secretary of State Colin Powell

13 September: Ahmad meets Senator Joseph Biden, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (4)
So let’s just consider the seriousness of this information.

The man who authorized the transfer of $100,000 to Atta, was meeting with the DCI and unspecified members of the NSC, just days before 9/11.

I’ll bet those were some interesting conversations, hey?

To accentuate aspects of this omitted story, Paul Thompson’s timeline is referred to several times, and Thompson is interviewed. It should be noted that Thompson does not necessarily believe that Pakistan is the end of the line on 9/11.

Neither do I.

Although P4Truth is not a theoretical film, the viewer is left to ponder several things. Like the multiple warnings of Al-Qaeda attacks from multiple foreign intelligence services. Like the fact that in the discovery of the Bojinka plot, another plot that would crash commercial jets into buildings including the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia; the World Trade Center in New York; the Sears Tower in Chicago; the TransAmerica Tower in San Francisco; and the White House in Washington, DC was uncovered, in 1995. Like the fact that John Ashcroft stopped using commercial jets to travel in the months before 9/11. Like FBI informant Randy Glass meeting with a Pakistani agent who tells him that the WTC towers are coming down, in 1999.

P4Truth covers all of these things, playing TV news segments where available, displaying news clippings at other times, all of which can be independently verified in the public domain, except for a couple rare TV clips.

What you are left with at the end of the film is an investigation that never really got off the ground. An investigation that was directed away from certain questions that would lead to troubling answers that would reveal aspects of covert foreign policy that don’t normally see the light of day.

Regarding 9/11, blowback doesn’t explain certain things. It doesn’t explain how multiple wargames conveniently converged on 9/11. It doesn’t explain how the majority of the 9/11 hijackers got their visas from the US consulate in Jeddah, a consulate that has been described by the former head of the Visa program there as a practical visa mill for mujahadin. It doesn’t explain how there was no “Reno wall” but individual FBI employees editing information from FOIA requests. It doen’t explain how NORAD blew it on 9/11.

What I am left with is the sense that the Commission was indeed a cover-up. What is being covered up is a working relationship between Western intelligence services and Al-Qaeda that facilitated 9/11. Of course, this is just my interpretation of events.

I recommend viewing “9/11 Press for Truth”, doing your own research, and drawing your own conclusions.


1. Sperry, Paul. Is Fix in at 9/11 Commission? , 2004.

2. Sacks, Bryan. “Making History: the Compromised 9/11 Commission” in Zarembka, Paul ed., THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF 9-11-2001 , Elsevier, 2006.

3. Newman, John. Testimony from Congressional Briefing, 2005.


Further reference on the 9/11 Commission:

Whitewash as Public Service – How The 9/11 Commission Report defrauds the nation by Benjamin DeMott.

Philip Zelikow: The Bush Administration Investigates the Bush Administration by Bryan Sacks.

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Well done.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Thank You



"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Loose Change Crew on Paula Zahn

This is a powerful

This is a powerful documentary that hints at the whole truth. The Pakistani connection is covered in detail, but we cannot ignore the role of intelligence agencies besides the ISI. While Pakistan certainly (and rather too blatantly) provided support to the team of "hijackers", the true question that lies just beyond the scope of this film is whether or not those "hijackers" really did what they are purported to have done. Because it is beyond question that WTC building 7 and the twin towers were brought down with explosives after the plane crashes, the whole story must include an account of who set the explosives. The presence of an extensive Israeli spy ring operating in the U.S. up to and on the morning of 9/11 (google the "dancing Israelis")including explosives and surveillance experts, it would seem that America has not one, but two so-called allies that have colluded with the thieves of the 2000 election to murder Americans and frame Arab Muslims for the crime.

"Among the 'spider-man' skeptics are those who claim that no human can shoot web and stick to walls... They conveniently ignore the fact that he was bitten by a radioactive spider."

Daily Bugle editorial debunking the claims of spider-man deniers

Very good text above...

Muchas gracias for this very good text (above!)

We need to push for this film to be shown on the PUBLIC TV CHANNELS of all countries.

So far the TV stations were less than forthright to air anything that is critical of the Bush administration. But now there is no excuse. The crimes are so big that any careless broadcast is excusable. No more, no less.

What is the Govt afraid of???

September 12, 2006
It doesn't add up
David Lueth

I’ve always avoided conspiracy theories. So, naturally, when I heard claims that the official story about 9/11 inconsistencies, I was skeptical. Here we enter the realm of crackpots, I thought.

Nevertheless, something about the claims intrigued me. Perhaps I was irritated at the media for accepting everything the government tells them. “Every government is run by liars,” said journalist I.F. Stone, “and nothing they say should be believed.” Besides, the idea was so absurd that it shouldn’t have taken too much trouble to prove it wrong.

But when I started researching the official version of events, much of it was implausible. As the fifth anniversary of the murder of 3,000 civilians passes, it’s time for the government and media to start answering some hard questions about the events of Sept. 11.

How can an airplane with a wingspan of 124 feet leave a hole 15-18 feet across? Wings don’t disappear from planes. There wasn’t a trace of discarded wings on the lawn, and they certainly didn’t hit the building. In fact, by official accounts, all 100 tons of steel in the airplane vaporized in a fire that attained 4,500 degrees, yet there is far less damage to the structure than a fire of this intensity could cause. The FBI confiscated all videos from nearby parking lots and stores. The only videos thus far released show an unidentifiable white object much smaller than a Boeing 757, using the Pentagon for comparison. It was barely mentioned in the media.

But something hit the Pentagon, American Airlines flight 77 is missing, and the honest Donald Rumsfeld told us that’s because flight 77 hit the Pentagon.

Many other questions have been raised about the sequence of events on Sept. 11 five years ago. Why did the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapse in free-fall? Why did they fall straight down? How did World Trade Center Building 7 collapse, also quickly falling into its own footprint? There are countless other challenges to the government accounts which anyone with internet access can easily look up for themselves. A quality media would sort through the challenges and investigate many of the compelling questions. They’re capable of it, as Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky know.

But generally the media doesn’t check its own facts, so it is left to citizens to uphold a longstanding tradition by questioning our government. America was founded on the principle of disobedience, of refusing to accept the pronouncements of those in power. Our media is only a business and runs stories which won’t offend advertisers, leaving independent thought to the citizens.

I don’t know what happened five years ago. A lot of innocent people died, and a lot more people have to live with the absence of their loved ones. Our government has an obligation to the families of those killed in New York, Pennsylvania, the Pentagon, Afghanistan and Iraq to give an honest account of what really transpired Sept. 11, 2001. It needs to explain the inconsistencies in its story and shed some light on the hazy areas. What is there to be afraid of? A few conspiracy theorists forced to return to JFK and Area 51? The Bush administration invokes “national security,” but so often this vague phrase means “cover our behinds.” A thorough investigation will recognize the “physical impossibility of the crash of a Boeing 757 on the Pentagon,” as Thierry Meyssan, a French left-wing activist, points out. Instead it will explain what hit the Pentagon and what happened to flight 77, as well as address the other issues being raised.