Philly 9/11 Truth Confronts Alan Dershowitz at "Global Terrorism: The New World War"

In late February, Philly 9/11 Truth encountered a billboard advertising Alan Dershowitz seminar about "Global Terrorism: The New World War" at the University of Pennsylvania. Excited to find out his take on 9/11, the Philly crew headed over to the Zellerbach theater at UPenn's campus to hear Dershowitz's perspective. The following footage documents what occurred when Dershowitz was presented with the truth and the subsequent reaction of the crowd of over 1,000 attendees.

Dershowitz v. the Truth

Typical Dershowitz. Here, you can see or listen to author Norman Finkelstein rake his sorry ass over a bed of hot truth;


very good wordsmiths

Did you expect any diffrent Dershowitz The ADL are very good wordsmiths

That made me so mad

I was literally screaming at my PC monitor.

He ask a simple question politely and gets screamed at by virtually everyone in the room, told to sit down, called names, and security called to remove him.
Yet he was the one being disrespectful & rude?

These idiots are so 100% brainwashed that its pathetic to watch.

Get Rational not Radical!

The reaction of some of the people in the room was frightening. However, I can't say I thought the questioner did a good job. I don't think he should say "half the victims families believe it was an inside job" and "I have evidence".

Why couldn't he have said something like:

"Because of all the lies and secrecy associated with the Bush administration, shouldn't we consider a new investigation into 9/11? There were many unanswered questions from the victims families and prominent people, such as Senator Max Cleland, quit the 9/11 Commission calling it a scam. There are many legitimate questions being asked by credible people but they are drowned out by ridiculous conspiracy theories. Lastly, considering the political philosophies of some of the Bush Administration, is it an absolute impossibility to believe that some in the administration may have known an attack was coming but not the specific details of the attack and rather try to stop it, simply allow it to happen for political and geostrategical reasons?"

not to say your phrasing isn't good

But I've done what this guy did, and it's not easy! I think the questioner did a good job the minute he opened his mouth. But sure, what we say at these things is important.


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


I agree. I support the

I agree. I support the guy's courage. But polarizing the debate isn't good. It should be that after 9/11 happened, everyone agreeed (except Bush) that a proper investigation was needed. It never happened, so now it should.

the debate in this case was polarized from the outset

This was nothing short of a pep rally for the bogus war on terror. As such it was never going to sway many people in the audience--self selected for their agreement with Dershbag's worldview. The great thing about this is the dude made all those people have to remember what scum they are. I'll say it again--this monster lives because people let it live--if everyone who disagreed with these neo-fascists told them so every day, and told the world, they would have to defend themselves. And well, they can't.


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Now we know what to ask Dershowitz the next time

Mr. Dershowitz -

You've stated that you know two or three of the people that were on the 9/11 Commission, will you tell us their names?

Have you asked them why they decided to omit any mention of WTC 7 from the report?

What is your understanding of why WTC 7, a 47-story, modern steel-framed building, fell at near free fall speed into its own footprint?

How did your friends on the Commission explain the total absence of NORAD air cover for 100 minutes on 9/11?

Did your friends on the Commission hear William Rodriguez's testimony and how did they explain it to you?

The FBI admits that they have "no hard evidence" linking bin Laden to 9/11. Have you contacted the FBI to provide them with the proof you claim to have regarding bin Laden's connection to 9/11?

* * *

There are many more questions one could ask him. He has now opened the door to these questions with the statements he made at this event. I suggest that we confront him whenever he appears in public.

Under the best of circumstances it takes a lot of courage to ask hard questions in public. When faced with a hostile crowd, as this one clearly was, it takes an enormous amount of courage and I salute you.

Way to go, Nick!

Whenever preparing for a Truth Squad action like this always do as much preparation as possible. Find out as much as possible about the person and keep your questions clear and concise. If they have made previous statements regarding 9/11 that leave them exposed use those quotes as part of your question whenever possible. Write your questions down on a card and keep it handy as a reference in case the situation gets heated. Always keep your cool (let them lose it) and always be polite (let them be rude).

We are winning, brothers and sisters!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

it's amazing how quickly Douche-o-witz resorts to ad hominem

"go watch Howdy Doody"?


OK dickbag!

But seriously, what a p0s - isn't this the guy who advocates torture in noosepaper editorials?

Good work, guys!

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It just goes to show...

See with or without a bullhorn you get the same results. Told ya so . Congrats to the Philly Guys for getting in there face. We need more of this .
Mike in Florida....


Mike I just invested in a 8 by 4 foot banner. It says 911 Was An Inside Job! Done by your govt. Then it says WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE! Then it says The Media is Controled. They Lie to You Every Day!

I also live in Florida. Miami Sunny Isles. I was wondering if you are close to me or know any other 911 truthers in my area who would like to help me hold the sign and pass out DVDs.

Hope to hear from you soon.

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Well done, guys--especially the brave interrogator Nick!
Exceedingly courageous to disrupt a powwow of yarmulkes right in the middle of their genocidal circle-jerk.

Alan Dershowitz = criminal psychopath

Alan Dershowitz could be one of the biggest liars I've ever seen, just listen to the way he spews the joke official story as if no doubt. Some of the Omission Commission were his "students"? I thought it was hilarious how a simple question threw the entire place into an uproar. Powerful stuff. Dershowitz is a criminal of the highest level.

Awesome job guys. It is sad to see the crowd of brainwashed sheep display so much ignorance.

Alan Dershowitz exposed as a shill

Great job of standing up and taking Alan Dershowitz down.

An article about Dershowitz's lecture at UPenn...

Dershowitz: Anti-semitism rising
Criminal lawyer, activist gives lecture to sold-out crowd
Julie Cohn

Amid multiple eruptions of applause, criminal lawyer Alan Dershowitz kept hundreds of audience members on the edge of their seats last evening during his lecture, "Global Terrorism: The New World War."

Dershowitz, also a Harvard law professor, spoke last night in the Zellerbach Theater for the fourth-annual Israel Awareness event.

Although slated to speak on global terrorism, the talk focused instead on the alarming rise of anti-semitism and what Dershowitz described as growing "delegitimization" of Israel.

The talk, running over two hours to an audience sold out by Monday, was heated and fast-paced and even included a brief outburst during the question-and-answer session that required security guards to remove a disruptive audience member.



pretty impressive courage.

So true that one freaking question, asked intelligently and politely, created pure chaos and hate and anger.

I've got news...

...for Dershowitz and all the other scum like him that think they are part of the elite power structure, youre not! Youre being used because you are traitorous scum that will do their bidding. When the steel trap closes on this republic youll all be locked in fema camps like the rest of us. You disinfo pieces of trash need to think about that - youre number is almost up as well. Everyone needs to get on the correct side of this fight, its all of us against them.

Physics/Science/Mathematics do not lie, only people do.
9/11 was an INSIDE JOB

he IS one of them

dude, trust me--he works a few hundred yards away from me. he's no one's dupe--he is a self-serving opportunist, a liar, a plagiarist, an overall scumbag. no one really likes him at Harvard except his political allies, meaning the rabidly pro-Israel students and faculty who make up a sizeable minority at Harvard. he really is a clown--not the respected scholar he would have everyone believe. i could tell some stories but i might get some people in trouble--suffice it to say he is worse than even his reputation suggests!


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


awwww, you cant do that, you

awwww, you cant do that, you friggin tease. do tell! have you ever confronted him or tried to talk 9/11 with him? maybe give him a DVD? not that it would sway his stupid ass but it would be interesting to know what his reaction is.

ew no, I wouldn't get near him

but let's just say that he doesn't have a good reputation here, and for good reason. He's one of those people who basically has friends in the right places--political allies more like it, but who no one really thinks is brilliant...


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He isnt one of them

Lots of people in so called positions of power are led to believe they are in the clique, they are not. The power structure goes well above any governments or universities or corporations. Yes there may be a few sprinkled amongst these establishments, but in the end, people like Douche-owitz are nothing in the bigger picture, and are quite expendable, basically a notch above the rest of us. These people are helping to slit the throat of this republic, then those really in power will slit theirs, end of story. One saving grace of the darkness to come will be seeing the look on these peoples faces (people thinking they are in the elite clique, like dershbag, and the rest) "wait, what, you mean I am not with you? I towed your line, I provided disinfo from places of power, I did thy bidding! No!!! !" done. ha ha.

Physics/Science/Mathematics do not lie, only people do.
9/11 was an INSIDE JOB

But as long as they remain useful

there is no danger of being betrayed by their masters, which is probably why they are so engaged.

We have to get it to the point where they, in their dispensable, yet indispensable positions of demagoguery cede being useful, and then this machine will tear itself apart at its seams.

That clip gave me the creeps

Dershowitz is hiding something.  He will be exposed for what he is - a lying propagandist turned accessory to murder.

Too bad about the crowd reaction.  Ignorance caused by the MSM.  We need to find a better way to ask questions quickly and demand real answers.

My direct comments to Al:

You recently denied that there are problems with the 9/11 commission report.  Either you haven't read it or you are flat out lying.

9/11 was an inside job.  I'd take the case to court in a heartbeat and kick your butt if you chose to defend the "official" conspiracy theory set forth by our government. 

And by the way, Mr. Dershowitz, NIST still has not come up with a reasonable explanation for the collapse of WTC7.  Which, by the way, was entirely left out of the 9/11 commission report.  How can you - in good conscience - defend that?

You have shown your true colors.  Shame on you.  You now have blood on your hands, too.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.... The people cannot be safe without information. When the press is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe." Thomas Jefferson


To see so much rage in a room supposedly discussing the threat to America [and its values and liberties] is SO enraging and depressing. It's almost poetic to see the room denying a civilized question which deserved an answer.

Land of the Free, my ass.

Who goes to a speech about "global terrorism" ?

...with panelists including Dershowitz and some guy in a Yurmukle?

That place must have been filled with AIPAC Jews and Christian Right types.

He's lucky someone didn't attack him! He's got a lot of balls.

yes, the way he flew off of

yes, the way he flew off of the handle as soon as he saw where the guy was going with his questions speaks volumes about Dershowitz and his motives. he knows what his purpose is and he knows it is disgusting.

i havent been this angry in

i havent been this angry in a long time. i dont even know what to say. i know know who is worse, the asshole Dershowitz shilling for Israel and endless war as usual, or the sheep in the audience that clap when someone asks a real question. seriously, fuck those people.


yeah....i'm feeling RAGE over the way my "fellow" Americans greeted a question that would have been interesting to have answered, if even by someone that didn't agree.

These guys were GREAT breaking up that inbred strokefest.

It would have been an honor getting kicked out of there.

I wonder if ANYONE in that lame audience felt the deep irony at throwing someone out for ASKING A QUESTION.

9-11 Talking Points

McCain said the exact same thing - as Dershowitz does here - in the forward to "Debunking 9-11 Myths." McCain says, 'There is overwhelming evidence that Al-Qaeda carried out the attacks." And neither of them provide any of that evidence.

There's so much evidence

we're going to hold a military tribunal instead of a trial, tucked away in the ass-end of the military-industrial complex and its bloated layers of lies and propaganda. We're so confident in the case we've made, the chairs of the 9/11 Commission openly admit the military lied to them, the FBI openly admits it has "no hard evidence" connecting Bin Laden to 9/11, and the President and Vice President refused to testify under oath.

Yes, Mr. Dershowitz, the case against Osama Bin Laden is truly analogous with the scientific case for a round earth. But don't ask about the size of that round earth, because that's classified for reasons of national security.

And this is the guy that

prides himself on criminal defense and constitutional rights. The guy that bend over backwards to show that he takes high profile cases for the principle, not the publicity. Yet when it comes to 9/11, he endorses a sham investigation.

no one actually likes dershowitz except his allies

Dershowitz makes a living defending murderers--what would you expect? And anyone who would sit through a talk of his is obviously someone who needs affirmation of their sick GWOT fantasies.

Here's Finkelstein in reference to Dershowitz trying to suppress his book Beyond Chutzpah:

It is simple to resolve definitively whether Dershowitz attempted to suppress publication of my book. Dershowitz alleges that he has "released the letters" he wrote my publisher. Not quite. He has never released the letters his lawyers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore wrote my publisher. He has never released the letter he wrote Governor Schwarzenegger. Readers interested in learning the truth should request these letters from Dershowitz: If what he's saying is true, Dershowitz has nothing to hide.

Note the email address!

Now, Norman Finkelstein is a nice guy and a great scholar, but he is also a 9/11 denier. I corresponded with him on the subject, and here are some of his replies:

Professor Finkelstein, on the other hand, is a sharp tack in his prime. His reluctance to even consider the evidence that 9-11 was an inside job cannot be a simple matter of his being set in his ways. Here are some of his replies to my entreaties on the subject, which are omitted for space and because I've said it all before on this blog--his responses are enough I think to get a sense of his attitude towards 9-11 truth:

4/8/2006 3:26 PM We're living in difficult times. It's important to preserve our sanity and clarity of thought.

4/10/2006 12:16 PM It seems that 9-11 is set to become your Kennedy Assassination industry. It's a waste of energy, I think.

4/11/2006 4:48 PM I've not looked into the matter closely, nor do I consider it a wise investment of my time. I wouldn't put it past George Bush senior to have his dearly beloved wife Barbara knocked off - crimes of passion do happen especially if your wife looks twice your age - but I don't think Bush junior would blow up the hub of the world financial network.

6/3/2006 10:19 PM Dear -------, I'm sure you are a very smart and terrific fellow, so I won't even consider writing a flippant, let alone insulting, response. But please bear in mind that about 70% of Americans believe in the Devil as well as a Heaven and Hell, not to mention the 50% who still believe that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11. These sorts of "referendums" don't really prove much. Best, Norm

6/5/2006 1:02 AM Buddy, I squandered much of my youth wondering who killed JFK. It seems every generation needs an unresolved mystery to tickle its fancy: yours is the Twin Towers.

The thing is, Norm became famous in part by exposing a fraud in the form of a book by Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, that cited false data in order to lend credence to the false argument that there was no siginificant Palestinian population inhabiting the land from which the British carved the Zionist state, aka Israel. This made him a "self-hating Jew", Nazi lover, and many other nasty things, according to the Israel Lobby. It also enabled Norman to out Hot Dog Law Professor Alan Dershowitz as a shameless plagiarist of Peters' fraud. As Finkelstein so eloquently put it, and I paraphrase, "Not only did he not write the book [The Case for Israel], he doesn't seem to have read it either" So here's a man who in his own words "trusted authority" and the authority turned out to be wrong. This is man who knows just how low humanity can sink, who in his seminal work The Holocaust Industry exposes those involved in the alleged quest for reparations for holocaust victims (which both his parents were) who abscond with most of the funds intended for those victims.


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Do you know

if he ever got his $10,000?
"Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action."
- Anna Lappe

ha ha ha

Um, no. Dersh never paid up--but I think the money was supposed to go to Hezbollah, which according to Dershbag is Finkelstein's favorite terrorist group. I mean, when I say the guy is a clown, it's because of crap like this. He is a joke, and people know it.


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Disgrace to Judaism

Stick it to that Zionist lowlife killer for profit. Duschbagowitz is a digrace to Judaism. This video is great.

Alan F****** Dershowitz

This is the same lying scum that defended the double murder OJ Simpson!

Why should we listen to this dirtbag?

Why does anyone care what this lowlife has to say?

Who is in that crowd? Why are they booing the guy right when he asks the question?

The whole thing is insanity!

hahaha, i feel your pain

hahaha, i feel your pain man, this shit had me enraged this morning. especially the crowd that erupts with the booing so quickly. i expect that bullshit from Dershowitz but was kind of surprised at just how hostile the crowd was. disgusting.

You upset circus animals

when you rattle their cage. Nothing unusual. No big deal.

The jungle awaits.

God willing...

history will reveal establishment mouthpieces like Dershowitz, Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly et al., and their mirror images like Hitchens et al. as the UTTERLY dispensible men that they are. Cringing rats that will tell any lie, support any obscenity, sink to any depravity to maintain their "privileged" position in the lap of the master.

I pity them all.

I do agree Chris

But there's something I just don't understand. It's that courage that'shown here. It's like.... not reasonable. Why did the guy present himself alone? Why did'nt he organise to go there with 3 or 4 body guards (and I've had this speech before in another situation just the same). No bodyguards to intimidate but to let the guy talk. I don't think that we will get results by being thrown out of the place when we have something to say.


Go Nick !!

That room looked like it was full of zionist zombies...But seriously, Nick did a great job and I just wish he would have responded with 7 WTC after Duchebagwitz started the BS routing on him, because it's not even mentioned in the 9/11 Comm. book.

I agree JR

Nick did a great job and has balls to say what he did in front of a room full of morons. I too wish he had mentioned WTC7. That is the key to the whole thing. There is no debate when talking about Building 7.


And then, stand back, be silent, and let these bastards put on their BS routine for a little...THEN, hit 'em with everything you've got!

9/11 Truthers Confront Alan

9/11 Truthers Confront Alan 'Mengele' Dershowitz
Brainwashed rapture-stoned fake Christians & Israeli-firsters scream and boo, throw their toys out of the pram
Activists from the Philly 9/11 Truth organization confronted arch-Neo-Con and torture advocate Alan 'Mengele' Dershowitz at a speaking event last week, causing his fake Christian Israeli-first vulture audience to boo and throw their toys out of the pram, shortly before security were called to drag the dissenters out of the building for the crime of asking a question.

Dershowitz was top of the bill for the kool-aid drinkers who attended the "Global Terrorism: The New World War" event at the University of Pennsylvania.

The video begins with Dershowitz pimping for more wars for Israel, to which a brainwashed woman, most probably indoctrinated and terrified by the phantom menace of 'Islamofascism', slavishly repeats the word "amen" like she's at a Heaven's Gate cult seminar.

What follows is a perfect example of how people who don't have the truth on their side resort to bullying and intimidation to shut down reasoned debate, as the speaker is cat-called, harangued and booed for simply pointing out that governments throughout history have engaged in false flag terror events to realize political agendas. The audience grow shrill at the temerity of having their warped orthodoxy challenged and revert to toddler tactics by engaging in screaming fits and demanding security thugs eject this thought criminal.

After stuttering through a garbled ramble about the vaunted authority of the 9/11 Commission, appointed by Bush and staffed by compromised whitewash aficionados, Dershowitz caves to the clamor of his maniacal devotees and orders security to intervene.

The kind of people who attend these events, where media darling Neo-Cons are paid obscene amounts of cash to projectile vomit their establishment propaganda during extra-curricular hours, if not because they are forced to or they are protesting the aforementioned war whores, are fake Christians and Israeli-firsters who believe they're all going to be raptured up into heaven when the Islamic hordes descend to destroy the earth.

In reality, they have about as much in common with Jesus as with Charlie Manson, and their putrid act of cheerleading for the architects of empire makes them complicit in the global genocide that goes with it.

Dershowitz is just one of a cadre of political prostitutes who make a living by traversing up and down the country to reinforce the conditioning of the dwindling numbers of pro-war zealots who still support the march towards world war three.

We need to form more of these "truth squads" as Webster Tarpley calls them to travel the country and stand up to the evil that resides within people like 'Mengele' Dershowitz and his fellow Neo-Fascist usurpers. A good tactic is to get together a group of about ten or fifteen individuals and sit in different parts of the lecture hall. Once the security goons start dragging out one individual, have another stand up at the opposite end of the room and let that pattern continue until the entire event is taken over by 9/11 truth.

Let them know we are out here, make them lose sleep at night and force these simpering fake Neo-Con Christians and Israeli-firsters into understanding that the political dynamic is changing and their best attempts to run defense for mass murdering dictators are going to fail.


...especially the next-to-last paragraph about Webster's "Truth Squads"...

well said, Chris

make them lose sleep--EXACTLY. they thrive on not having to be accountable for their crimes. make them sweat, make them nervous, make whatever shred of conscience they may have left writhe and squirm inside their heads and hearts(?).

these dogs will have their day.


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haha, i wish i could say

haha, i wish i could say that they were my words. though i couldnt agree more. no question mark needed when asking about their hearts. thats what seperates us from them.

oops just saw the prisplan...

well, good for AJ and crew!


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F*ckin A Right..

Truth squads ! Count me in .

John Wo

Was on the Jim Bohannon radio show last night...... I wanted to throw up listening to these two idiots bat their stupidity and rationalizations back and forth..."finding a balance ... and giving up Liberty for Security".... Total BS!!! ...... I guess Wo has a book coming out.
Together in Truth!

John Woo is reprehensible.

John Woo is reprehensible. he could rationalize killing his own mother. i cant even watch or listen to him speak anymore. it really does make me sick and im not even being dramatic. he should be in prison but i guess that goes without saying around here.


John Woo is on a par with Cheney. You can't get much lower.

Dershowitz is a poster boy for hideous shysters thoughout the



Very courageous, nice work. Unbelievable the reaction in the crowd, the anger, rage and hatred was shocking!

I encourage everyone here to email Douche-o-witz and tell him he and the Keane-Zelikow Commission are dead WRONG, and, yes the world is round. What an ass.

Dershowitz = Nazi

from Finkelstein's Beyond Chutzpah:

In Why Terrorism Works, Dershowitz deplores resort to collective punishment as "the most immoral" tactic for fighting terrorism, one typical of "tyrannical regimes." He specifically cites as a heinous example of collective punishment that "Hitler destroyed the entire Czech village of Lidice" after a senior Nazi officer was assassinated. "Directly punishing the innocent raises the most pointed moral objections, but it is also most effective," Dershowitz concludes. "Notwithstanding the effectiveness of this extreme form of collective punishment, we are morally constrained – and legally prohibited – from imposing it."


In the case of Israel, Dershowitz justifies the resort to sanctions such as house demolitions on the ground that, judging by poll data, Palestinians overwhelmingly "supported continuing terrorist attacks," and accordingly are "themselves complicit" in these attacks. Indeed, he advocates not only individual house demolitions, but "the destruction of a small village which has been used as a base for terrorist operations" after each Palestinian attack. "The response will be automatic." Such massive destruction, he concludes, will further the "noble causes" of reducing terrorism and promoting peace. Israel categorizes attacks on its military personnel as terrorism; the Czech people undoubtedly supported the assassination of the Nazi officer. It is hard to make out any difference between the policy Dershowitz advocates and the Nazi destruction of Lidice, for which he expresses abhorrence – except that Jews, not Germans, would be implementing it.

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nice plug for you today...

...on alex. congrats!

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For me?

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Thanks Nick...

For the mention on Alex's show.

"So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies."

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