Philly 9/11 Truth confronts former Terrorism Analyst Jonathan Schanzer

Fear mongering, dismissing, and pleading ignorance; these are commonplace tactics used by propagandists of the fascist era. Former U.S. Department of Treasury intelligence analyst Jonathan Schazner is one such individual of the Goebbelian school of thought. He currently holds the title of Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center (J.P.C.) in Washington, DC. As a representative of the J.P.C., Schazner recently visited Temple University in Philadelphia for a speaking engagement about “Financing Terrorism.” Apparently he was unaware that his commission to come and speak at the university was a hypocritical violation of the subject of the discussion.
Schazner’s oration was short, only about thirty minutes in length however he was rapacious in his hammering of imminent threat posed by Iran. He illustrated an elaborate underground effort by Hamas and Hezbollah to destroy Israel citing that “missiles” were hidden in the basements of “nursery schools.” He employed the same line invoked by Alan Dershowitz, quoting that Hamas and Hezbollah believe in the Hadith which says, “…the Jews will hide behind the rock and tree, and the rock and tree will say: oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!”
After Schazner instilled enough fear to seize the courage of even the most valiant of hearts, a question and answer session was opened up. Philly 9/11 Truth members promptly challenged the mythical paradigms that Schanzer constructed over his thirty minutes of unfettered inculcation. 9/11 of course being the prime issue of concern was naturally the subject of the first inquiry. Since Schanzer was a former intelligence analyst who dealt with tracking terrorism financing there was nothing more apropos than the $100,000 wire transfer to Muhammad Atta which was traced by the FBI’s counterterrorism division to Lt General Mahmud Ahmad of the Pakistani ISI. The ISI has historically been a conduit for CIA financing of dissident groups however Schazner asserted that there is “no way in hell” that the U.S. “advertently or inadvertently” funded the 9/11 attacks. Next, he was challenged about the CIA’s funding of radical groups in Iran. He claimed ignorance of the subject, but agreed that it was possible and bizarrely stated that he “wouldn’t be surprised if similar groups were in the United States.” For the grand finale he was confronted about the role of the CIA in the overthrow of Mossadegh in Iran. He responded with cold justification of the actions perpetrated by the CIA claiming them as a defensive maneuver against a threatening communist dictator. Even though Schanzer was immediately reprimanded for his disingenuous diagnosis of Prime Minister Mossadegh who was in reality a pro-Western democratically elected official, he quieted the dissent by ending the session. Afterward he was approached for an interview concerning the financing of 9/11 but insisted that he could not speak on the subject due to the classified nature of his previous dealings with the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Right on target

You guys have really educated yourselves and I hope the people in the audience there were alert enough to catch the drift of what you were bringing up.

It is interesting that this guy had to at least acknowledge that information is out there about these things, and that his dismissive answers had very little or no basis.

Continuous questioning of these propagandists and education of others will eventually expose them as the treasonous infiltrators of our government that they are and the hoax they pulled on us on 911, which they are attempting to perpetuate for their own selfish aims.

Good Point

Some good points made here.

Nice going

Great going, Philly.

His response to the first question on the video was telling. He painted a broad brush attack on people raising questions, implying they are in the same bucket with all those 'conspiracy theorists' who believe the U.S. brought about 9/11.

Cornered like an animal...

and acting as such, this guy "deplores" the 'conspiracy theorists' that, for some reason, actually believe that America funds wholesale terrorism. What a joke, this guy is a punk. Great going Philly! Your articulate, brave, and well-thought out questions (including contextual evidence, nice touch) left him with nothing but an ad hominem and a few unconvincing denials.

It is sad though, that the bulk of the room was being fed BS and probably didn't even know it.

Great job!

"Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a New World Order — can emerge..." - George H.W. Bush, 9/11/91

What does he know that we don't?

When he mentions that he has heard of and deplores conspiracy theorists, it would be a great opportunity to interject with something like,
"So then you've obviously researched the issue. Then you must have a logical explanation for the symmetrical free fall collapse of building seven. Because that seems to be the smoking gun for so-called conspiracy theorists. What do you know that the rest of us don't?"
It would be interesting to see how he and other OCT supporters respond to that.

Building 7 ends wars!

Met a nice Democrat-ishy couple last night who'd never heard of Building 7. One nine-second YouTube clip later, and we've just added two more people to the movement, pretty much!

"Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a New World Order — can emerge..." - George H.W. Bush, 9/11/91

Well done, Philly 9/11

Well done, Philly 9/11 Truth!

Your educated questions and comments, couched in a professional manner with the respect & civilty so lacking today (thanks to brain-washed Fox News viewers "educated" by the likes of Rush, O'Reilly and Coultergeist) will go a long way in opening up the 9/11 Truth Movement to the so far unknowing mainstream America. Patience and persistence . . . . We'll get there.


Good job Nick...

If the ISI is our enemy, then what was Dick Cheney and Stephen Kappes doing with them in February of this year?

A "Full And Complete Accounting" Of The 9/11 Attacks

Schazner is a fine example of a boldfaced liar at work

Furthermore his simplistic spin that: Hezbollah, Hamas, Islam = bad,


America, Israel, = good

is moronic propaganda!


Schanzer is Director of Policy, Jewish Policy Center

From the Board list of the Jewish Policy Center (other notable members include (see below). Schanzer's email and phone:

Phone: 202-638-2411

Jonathan Schanzer - Biography

Director of Policy

"Jonathan Schanzer is an analyst of Middle East affairs and terrorism, with a decade of experience in the field. Before joining the Jewish Policy Center, he was a counterterrorism analyst for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to joining the Treasury, he served as a Research Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he authored the book Al-Qaeda's Armies: Middle East Affiliate Groups and the Next Generation of Terror. He also participated in a Washington Institute fact-finding mission in Iraq in 2004. Mr. Schanzer got his start in the policy world as a research fellow at the Middle East Forum, a Philadelphia-based think tank headed by scholar Daniel Pipes"

These lists include some of the most virulent of all the neocon 'thinkers'.......

Board of Trustees:
Diana Epstein
Cheryl Halpern
Joel Hoppenstein
Eliot Lauer
Mark L. Lezell
Herman Obermayer
J. Philip Rosen
Walter Stern

Board of Fellows:
William J. Bennett
Mona Charen
Midge Decter
David Frum
Rabbi Joshua Haberman
David Horowitz
Irving Kristol
Rabbi Daniel Lapin
Michael A. Ledeen
Michael Medved
Larry Miller
David Novak
Daniel Pipes
John Podhoretz
Norman Podhoretz
Dennis Prager
Ruth Wisse

These people are shameless

It is simply incredible that these people are willing to subvert our government and culture for their own selfish aims.

I was absolutely dumbfounded when I learned how many dual Israeli/American citizens hold high positions in the Bush administration, and this just shows it all the more.

It sounds like 911 was a joint effort of certain Israeli groups and the U.S. oil companies, due to a confluence of interests. I do not want to blame Jewish people as a whole but these groups have to have their influence reduced.

"I do not want to blame Jewish people as a whole"

"I do not want to blame Jewish people as a whole but these groups have to have their influence reduced."

Good, because it's certainly not "Jewish people as a whole" who have this kind of influence. What needs to be carefully determined is just which groups -- whether predominantly composed of American WASPs or Jews -- have and had the means, motive, and opportunity to pull off 9/11. For starters, access to a state intelligence apparatus is probably really helpful.

I also don't want to see Jewish people hurt by this as a group

Casseia, I also don't want to see the vast majority of good Jewish people hurt by the implication that certain Israeli groups had a hand in 911.

We do need to remember that it is individuals who make up these specific groups and a nationality of people is not to blame, when the vast majority are innocent.

It is what most people in the world are probably thinking about Americans right now. They know that most of us have nothing to do with the Bush administration's policies.

I'm glad you are making this distinction

and I hope I didn't sound overly confrontational. There *are* people who are willing to point the finger at Jews qua Jews, and it does none of us who wish to examine the role of Israel, Mossad, Zionists, Zionist ideology, etc., any good. I'm adopting the word "judaeophobe" for these people -- they're acting out of a deep, irrational fear-and-loathing of Jews as the Other -- and they can please give me an effin' break and get their personal psychopathologies out of our way.

This is about neocon

This is about neocon Israelis in cahoots with neocon Americans. There is most certainly a connection. I make a point of distinguishing "Jewish" from "Israeli" much as the current "Christians" in power in the U.S. are no reflection on mainstream Christians . . .


right you are Betsy

Moreover, look here - - this analysis fairly well puts it in perspective - keeping the Global War Of Terror well stoked is clearly a GLADIO Strategy of Tension redux with CIA/MI-6/MOSSAD fingerprints all over it .

The blowback/incompetence cover Schanzer implies is also typical - this is same ol', same ol' New World Oligarchy "dirty tricks" like we've seen all over the 3rd World since the end of WWII.

How Mid-East geopolitics will ever unwind from it is on the scope of a Gordian Knot. Seems as long as the Madrasas maintain their funding no shortage of cannon fodder and patsies for the GWOT will emerge. And, we know who's funding them. Schanzer doesn't hide who, only why.

Now that's what I call

Now that's what I call a rogues' gallery.

LMAO..... For a Terrorism

LMAO..... For a Terrorism ANALyst he does not seem to know that much about terrorism, who employs this bum lol, all you get from him is what his propaganda mouth decides to spew out and no facts... I think he should change his name to Jonathan Chancer... If you are looking at this Jonathan may I suggest a job driving taxis in Bagdad because you are a crap terror ANALyst... a laughing stock.

And you thought you'd get actual analysis from an 'Analyst'?

'all you get from him is what his propaganda mouth decides to spew out and no facts...'

Precisely what one should expect from someone whose former mentor was Daniel Pipes! He has listened like a good student, and has learned the craft well--well enough to be rewarded by people who have clout in government, media, and academia.

Good work, Philly

You presented documented facts, not speculation. That's the best we can do, and it makes propagandists such as this look bad when they can't respond to the facts. Keep it up.

You may also want to ask him

about this:

“To date, the U.S. government has not been able to determine the origins of the money used for the 9/11 attacks. Ultimately the question is of little practical significance” (172).

'little practical significance'

Damn straight. That had to be the worst sentence in the whole report.

excellent !

IMO, this does so much good to show them that their act is not working well anymore. They're sticking to old propaganda like when GHWB had that PR firm fabricate that story of the babies being thrown out of the incubators in Kuwait to draw the ire of American people so he could get approval for the first Gulf War... It has since been proven a bald lie.

This guy thought saying "nursery schools" would have people frothing at the mouth. Does this guy have any idea how many nursery-school-age children have been killed in Iraq by the U.S.--either by the military, govt-sponsored mercenaries, or sanctions over the last 17 years? What a hypocrite. It must be hard trying to take over the world in this day and age.

Does anyone else find it unusual for a former intelligence analyst to be using such emotional language? I thought he would be more reasoned and measured in his language. "No way in hell" " I deplore" Also I never trust anyone who has such a negative feeling toward conspiracy theorists. CTs are the among the most vigilant government watchdogs. They have no agenda other than truth and fairness. It doesn't mean they are right about everything, but they are surely much safer to trust, and imo, are much more credible throughout history than governments. A CT will never kill you, steal your money, and/or take away your freedom -- they're usually the ones trying to expose the criminals who do those things.

Appealing to the LCD

This guy doesn't seem so intellectually impressive, I agree that his diction is suspect, appealing to the lowest common denominator. The Truthers are far more impressive in their vernacular and appeal, but then again I do have a bias! Again, great work Philly.

"Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a New World Order — can emerge..." - George H.W. Bush, 9/11/91

treason fear mongering

these philly guys seem to know more than this douche bag fear monger. what we need to do is let these filth bags that are lying to the detriment to this once great country... let them know what we are going to do after the lies have been exposed and they are held for treason. i am so sick of these criminals thinking just because they have these titles now they can keep lying to us with the old stories about islamofascism. we arent buying it anymore. we know who the real terrorist are and it is guys like this filthbag. i say.. beware ... things are changing fast.

Excellent. I liked that you

Excellent. I liked that you guys were prepared beforehand, it made an impact and pointed out significant truth to everybody in the audience. Great work.

Very Interesting...

6:10 : "Uh! I am sure there are similar operatives here in the united states from, from Iran..."

Now THAT is what I call a dis-info agent. A shameless one indeed.

Well, Mr. Schanzer, We haven't caught any Iranian Agents...

in America that I know of. However, besides the 200 or so Mossad / Israeli agents rounded up after 9/11, there's this little problem of the five dancing Mossad agents that were on a mission to document the attacks of 9/11. They set up a camera, filmed the attacks & then danced with joy. Not to mention there were traces of explosives in the van they were driving.

Might I ask why no one from Philly '9/11 truth' mentioned this Elephant in the room?

The New York Times reported Thursday that a group of five men had set up video cameras aimed at the Twin Towers prior to the attack on Tuesday, and were seen congratulating one another afterwards.,2933,34250,00.html

oh i think you know why. you

oh i think you know why. you goddamn anti-semite. (joking!)

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA

I'm not prejudice...


He who permits himself to

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual. - Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. - Demosthenes

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. - Abraham Lincoln