Barrett Library Lecture Covered in Two Front-Page Stories

Barrett sees war as real goal of Sept. 11

Five years and four months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, former UW-Madison instructor Kevin Barrett insists most Americans have no idea what really happened on that tragic day.

Residents may think they know the gruesome details of some of the most chronicled events in world history, but Barrett said that's only because they've fallen for what he calls the 'big lie' — that Islamic terrorists were behind the attacks.

The truth, he believes, is that Sept. 11 was an 'inside job,' meaning the Bush administration either helped plot the so-called terrorist attacks or intentionally failed to stop them to gain support for going to war in the oil-rich Middle East.

Barrett, who had some state politicians calling for his firing last year after his government conspiracy theories gained national attention while he was teaching a course on Islam at UW-Madison, shared his controversial opinions Friday evening in a speech at Altoona Public Library.

Speaker draws crowd to library

Peter Porgerson first heard about Kevin Barrett and his lectures about the U.S. government being behind the Sept. 11 attacks while listening to a radio talk show.

'He was a guest, and I was quite impressed with his responses,' Porgerson said.

Porgerson, 63, a retired firefighter from West St. Paul, Minn., who now lives in Colfax, said he became interested in the idea that the U.S. government might be involved in the collapse of the World Trade Center.

'I always thought that the way those buildings fell, it wasn't quite right,' Porgerson said.

Barrett, a former instructor at UW-Madison, spoke before an overflowing crowd Friday at the Altoona Public Library. About 120 people crammed into the meeting room, with more people standing in the halls.

'It was a very good presentation,' said Christopher Wood of Eau Claire. 'It was very, very informative. It was nice to see so many people here, and nobody protested.'

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Sone constructive criticism for Kevin Barrett;

I've got some constructive criticism to make about Kevin Barrett. Now I think he's done some excellent work, he's got a great sense of humour and he's been a positive force for 9/11 Truth. But I think despite his obvious intelligence he’s been a bit naive about a couple of people. First of all this seems to be him perhaps trying to promote a bit of unity between Dr Jones and Reynolds by advertising Reynolds’ "DVD" directly under one of Dr Jones’;

Personally I think this is a stupid move, Reynolds is a complete clown and it damages the credibility of Mujca, and us by association, to have him on there.

The second thing that I think needs emphasising is that it seems David Icke is cited in his new book "Truth Jihad";

"Dr. Barrett has done his homework. He cites Griffin, Tarpley, Meyssan, Icke, Ahmed, Clarke, Zwicker, Vidal, Ruppert, Marrs, Hopsicker, Honegger, Hicks and many others."

That's a giant mistake, and if "Truth Jihad" is critiqued by anyone looking to write a hit-piece the easiest point that could be made is - "David Icke thinks Lizard men run the planet, Kevin Barrett and the Truth Movement by association endorse David Icke".

These are glaring errors of judgment by Barrett I feel and I seriously hope he reads this and takes these honest objections into account.

A complete clown...really?

I found Morgan Reynolds essay in "Intellectuals Speak Out" to be quite good. Read for yourself. There's not a word about "no planes" or space beams. In fact, the first part regarding (then head of Texas A&M, now Secretary of Defence) Robert Gates really stands out. It was because of Morgan Reynolds that Gates gave the now infamous quote...

"The American people know what they saw with their own eyes on September 11, 2001.
To suggest any kind of government conspiracy in the events of that day goes beyond the pale."
-Robert M. Gates

You have to build up some cred

before you can trash it and drag everyone down with you.

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Yea see how he got his

Yea see how he got his little chapter secured in an otherwise fantastic book. And then as soon as it was published, suddenly everything went full speed ahead with the "no planes" "Space beams" "mini nukes" and the Cointelpro-esq attacks on Dr Jones.

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Have you tried emailing him?

"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002

Yea I think I'll give that a

Yea I think I'll give that a shot. And for those people who don't understand, I'm not attacking Barrett for a couple of decisions he's made, this is just a productive objection that I think needs voicing.

Done, hopefully he'll

Done. Hopefully he'll respond.


Hopefully he will respond. I may agree or disagree with some of the things Kevin has said/done, but I don't doubt his sincerity, and drive for this cause.

"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002

Promoting 9/11 truth unity?

Ok objective criticism is one thing, but this is a bit hysterical. It really sets me on edge when I hear the same mental doors close upon hearing certain names (Fetzer, Wood, Siegel,) That we have all heard close when we first talked to our friends and loved ones about 9/11 truth. It is perhaps a bit foolish to completely disregard everything said by these people just because you do not share the same opinion on wether Col. Mustard used the knife or the candlestick in the dining room. I have my own opinions on what/who seems to have more credibility, (Tarpley #1) But we should perhaps all make an effort to be civil to each other and respect each others opinions. Free discourse is the best chance we have to find the truth.

We should be reaching out to the rest of the activist community at this point, not fighting amongst ourselves.

Pointing out bullshit

is not "fighting amongst ourselves" - you can choose to view it that way, many will not. Reynolds has repeatedly attacked Steven Jones while promoting bad science, going on FOX News to tell the world about cartoon planes, etc. Not everyone who comes along claiming to represent 9/11 truth is going to have our best interests at heart. The movement will self-regulate.

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I'd like to see or hear this Jones attack by Reynolds:

Under what basis does he attack Jones? Surely it isn't based on the traditional "He worked for the man" argument that has so much credibility.

I'm not hearing any of this in context besides, all I see is Barrett getting talked to like he let us down for committing a Reynolds/Icke thought crime. It's his website, not ours.

A quick look at Reynolds work

will reveal any number of ad hominem attacks on Jones.

"Jones 'evokes' the persona of a choirboy and he plays to the gallery."

"Elect Steve, I wanna be your physicist, I’m a NICE guy."

"(I’m a victim, I’m courageous)"

That's from a quick glance over one of Reynold's alleged scientific papers (other notable lowlights include stills from Looney Toons). He authored a piece with Wood calling Jones "retarded" - great science. There's probably more but I'm really not interested in looking for it.

One might also consider Reynolds' ongoing concerted effort to distort Jones' work as an attack.

Defend Reynolds (and Barrett's right to promote Reynolds' material) all you want - but please, spare us the thought crime business.

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I read the two front page

I read the two front page stories on Kevin Barrett's talk. Really first class. Very well done! Incredible achievement to get such great press for 911 Truth.

No suprise that WTC7 felt the editors knife again!

Well done Kevin, but can anyone tell why they won't mention the WTC7 collapse, 'cause I'm sure Kevin did.

Is there some sort of government memo or order thats been distributed to the majority of media owners, not to mention WTC7??

It makes me think that the conspiracy runs so very deep, that no main stream journalist will mention WTC7, when it is obviously the most important point in the 9/11 argument to date.

Regards John

Can't get these links to work.

Anyone else having the same problems?

Links working fine for me...

Good Luck

Good Article

Barrett, who had some state politicians calling for his firing last year after his government conspiracy theories gained national attention while he was teaching a course on Islam at UW-Madison, shared his controversial opinions Friday evening in a speech at Altoona Public Library.

Vince Statz, a Chippewa Falls man whose 41-year-old daughter, Patty, was killed in the attack on the Pentagon, said Barrett's wacky ideas are an insult to the memory of those who died on Sept. 11.'He's an idiot,' Statz said. 'I don't know why people even give him the time of day.'