letter to a confused/misguided friend

Recently, I forwarded a link for 9/11: Press for Truth to a number of people on my mailing list. One of these people forwarded the link to HIS mailing list, which I'm on. So I thought this was great because he's someone I haven't ever communicated with regarding 9/11 truth. Then, last night, he sent out to his same mailing list the link to the Michael Shermer hit-piece in Scientific American along with that video link where Shermer is interviewed on C-SPAN. Not knowing whether my friend jumped over to the other side, or whether he just wanted to be "fair and balanced," I decided to respond with a letter. Here it is:

Dear ______,

That article by Michael Shermer really wasn't a response to 9/11: Press for Truth (as your message subject indicates) -- it was a hit piece about 9/11 conspiracies -- and, there's no mention of the film in that article.

Press for Truth is NOT a film about "conspiracy theories," but instead delves into the unanswered questions of the family members of the victims, the facts about the 9/11 Commission that many people don't know, and the established but marginalized media reports about the involvement of the Pakistani ISI (intelligence service). The film features interviews with Paul Thompson, the author of the comprehensive timeline of 9/11 http://cooperativeresearch.org -- a man who few people (except the uninformed) would call a "conspiracy theorist." The point of Press for Truth is to establish a clear case as to why we need a new investigation into what happened on 9/11.

There are plenty of people on both sides of the 9/11 debate, but polls clearly show that the government's own unproven conspiracy theory is losing ground and more and more people are waking up to the lies and are asking questions. Lately, there have been a number of hit pieces (like this one by Shermer) coinciding with the 5-year anniversary. But there are also more and more prominent people on board the 9/11 truth movement who are speaking out as well. These people are not "conspiracy theorists" in the derogatory sense of that phrase -- a term used to stigmatize people and cut off debate. Also, it should be noted that these people are from all sides of the ideological spectrum. They're individuals who believe we haven't been told the whole truth by a government that lies about just about everything under the sun. They believe it's patriotic to question the government. I'm one of them.

Paul Craig Roberts, a conservative, is now part of the truth movement. Here's his latest essay, but he has quite a few others on 9/11 published over the last month or two, available at informationclearinghouse.info :

Where is the Evidence?

by Paul Craig Roberts



If you are new to the 9/11 truth movement and are confused or want to know more, I'll be happy to lead you in the right direction. Just ask. There's a lot of disinformation out there to weed through. The main point to understand is that this is NOT a movement of fringe lunatics as many would have you believe.

A great place to start for an overview of 9/11 is truthmove.org. Here's their 9/11 page -- use the menu on the lefthand side of the page for six sub-pages on 9/11. The authors have done an excellent job, in my opinion, in prioritizing the issues and stating them in a cogent and rational way. The site also includes many other important issues. I hope you'll take the time to learn more.


Best wishes!



Where is the blood?

"The body of Father Mychal Judge, the Franciscan fire chaplain killed by falling debris in the lobby of the North Tower, was carried into St. Peter's Church and reverently placed before the altar. The pastor of St. Peter's himself, Father Kevin Madigan, narrowly escaped death when he hurried out toward the flaming towers to see if he could be of help."


Where is the blood? Abrasions to the head produce copious amounts of blood.


his response

My friend wrote back a very brief note saying that Press for Truth was discussed by Shermer in the C-SPAN video. I couldn't watch it -- didn't want to lose my lunch. But anyway, my friend said he was glad people were asking questions. Pretty vague -- so, as of now I still really don't know where he stands -- he's really not a very good conversationalist, at least not by e-mail. Nonetheless, I did my part to help him see the light, if indeed he's in the dark.

Keep spreading the truth. One soul at a time!

it's normal

In my experience it's normal for people to respond in this way. He feels swayed by your arguments, but he doesn't want to commit to them. Maybe he's afraid of being seen as crazy by his friends. Or maybe he feels that if he commits totally then he will also be responsible for DOING something about it. In any case, he feels he must prove (to himself and others) that he's not TOO interested in this stuff.

Don't worry too much about him. Be thankful that he passed on the message to his list. When the shit finally hits the fan he will probably end up on the right side of the fence.

I'd like to see what Shermer

I'd like to see what Shermer has to say about Press for Truth.


No you wouldn't.

Get real and start thinking.

The book of why

Why all of this seems hopeless at times:

77% in U.S. Unable to Learn a Lesson [believe Iran soon has nukes]:

This one I haven't read yet; Who Blew Off Bin Laden?

Press for Truth

I just finished watching the Press for Truth video. I was not impressed. It reminded me of Michael Moore's 9/11 vid. It looked like LIHOP to me. I just didn't go far enough for me. If LIHOP is true then the bogus war on terror is also true. All it does is take the "Puppet Masters" off the hook and put the blame on Bush so he can take the fall. I spit on LIHOP. I want the "Puppet Masters" not Bush. 9/11 was MIHOP no question about it. ..........................."Every Dog Has His Day"..........................


it's a start, and a subtle way to get people interested in asking questions...

gotta start somewhere.

"There's a shadow on the faces of the men who send the guns to the wars that are fought in places where their business interest runs."

I misread your post at first

and thought you were saying it DIDN"T blame Bush, which is how a lot of people have responded.

You're right that there is not really any discussion of powers behind the Chimpster and the Chenelator. This movie doesn't go there, for sure. However, I still think it's a good introduction to the questioning process for a lot of people. Some of them will pursue this inquiry straight down the rabbit hole -- and some may get hung up at the point of the current administration or even the Pakistanis. I think that's better than not thinking about 9/11 at all.

I stand to gain nothing for

I stand to gain nothing for "plugging" this website other than sharing historically relevent documents and media to anyone interested: http://oneflewover76.com/

Lety's get real

Let's get real for a momemnt - just a moment from your delusional fantasy.

Michael Shermer is right as well as the thousands of scientists and structural engineers who recognize your 9/11 conspiracies and lack of any knowledhe whatsoever for what it is: pure fantasy.

You need to come down from your fantasy video-game world and recognize you know absolutely zilch about what you are talking about.

You can start getting the education in critical thinking you missed with this:



hey lars here's a spelling tool for you to use next time.

analyze all evidence and

analyze all evidence and points of view. do you want to know of the connections between bush/cheny and popular mechanics, not to mention gov't grants. do some meaningful research, you fucking idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah, 19 insane fools crippled the most sophisticated defense system. be real.

You're confused

You also can't produce any evidence to support your puerile and irrational conspiracy theories.

Just ask Jon Gold.

Jon Gold was there. This is what he learned but won't tell you.

lars, You are a transparent joke.

Anyone who's done even the slightest bit of objective research is laughing at your obvious willful ignorance... My two cents & my one & only response to your tripe.

I agree. Lars, I honestly do

I agree.

Lars, I honestly do not know how you can deny the evidence. All you have to do is look at history and what is going on in the world. I honetly hope that you will allow yourself to accept the truth.

I agree. Lars, I honestly do

I agree.

Lars, I honestly do not know how you can deny the evidence. All you have to do is look at history and what is going on in the world. I honestly hope that you will allow yourself to accept the truth.

Questions for LARS

Hello again LARS,
I have the impression that you are very active in "debunking" in many spots. I really wonder if you are beeing paid to advert the skeptic sites. Or maybe lars is just one nickname that hides a team? Didn't you guys forgot the letter "i" in your nickname?

Thanks CK! - TruthMove

Thanks for the recommendation. We certainly have tried hard to prioritize evidence and resources and to state the case for 9/11 Truth in the most concise, accessible terms.

We really are trying to do something focused and unique, but I'm afraid our site has been somewhat lost in the shuffle as there are just so many 9/11 sites out there.

It is always nice when someone recognizes your effort. We're gonna keep plugging away on improving and promoting the site...

Thanks again!

International Truth Movement

you're very welcome

And I'll continue to send people your way. Keep up the great work.