Scott Ritter Supports Re-Opening the 9/11 Investigation

What Happened on 9-11? Scott Ritter Former U.N. Weapons Inspector Says, “Absolute Requirement to Know What Happened on 9-11”

By Jason Charles | | Jan. 21, 2008

In his usual form, former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter told a packed crowd at the Oriental Theater in Denver to stop whining about corporate media and become their own intelligence operatives. We the people have the same resources and tools that intelligence networks rely heavily on; it’s called “Google” he said.

In his hilarious analogy, the American people like baby birds wait each night in front of their television sets for the corporate news bird to land in their living room and lovingly puke down our necks with that day’s regurgitated news. Suggesting that as our own intelligence operatives we can’t allow CNN, FOX, NBC, and ABC to edit and cherry pick information, but ask questions and find the answers ourselves.

In that vein Editor Jason Charles had a few questions for Mr. Ritter which he graciously allowed us to film. We explored 3 topics, if the Bush admin got its way in the mid-east what would it look like, how can these dis-separate yet justice driven revolutions in America unite, and his amazing thoughts on a new, fully empowered investigation into the cause of 9-11.

He asked, “Did Bush and Cheney Plan the demise of the building? Was this a terrorist attack by Al-Qaeda? Or was it something in between? Well frankly we don’t know.” How important is this to establishing justice? Mr. Ritter seems to think it is an “absolute requirement to know what happened on 9-11”

Good interview

He has some sound advice for 9/11 Truth.

sitting on the fence

why didn´t he just utter the 6 magic words and say yes "911 was an inside job"?There will never be a proper official investigation into 911.Never.Anyone who believes so is naive.

second that--will never be a proper investigation!

There's never going to be a serious investigative effort to get at the truth if our govenment's involved!

Scott Ritter's message offers only muted and neutered doubt. 9/11 Truth runs the risk of censoring its own message and accomplishes the government's intent for them. If you notice, as soon as you remove specifics, all that remains are questions? It becomes vague and must less compelling in short order!

In fact, much like a discussion of a sporting event, differences of opinion spark lively debate and invigorates the movement. Ritter's message is to reduce 9/11 Truth to an inquiry with the widest chance of acceptance but very little message to even interest nonetheless spark activism! Questions and doubts do not cut it!

I prefer tedious questions that spur further inquiry. What hit the Pentagon? It may run the risk of raising skepticism and be a psy op? I firmly believe, though, we wouldn't know half as much without asking specific questions and following up to see where they lead? It's just more interesting! You become more educated and savy as well.

Further, I don't believe, we have time to be so strategic and tactful to wait around for a re-opening of an investigation! It's a form of warfare or psy op to send the message be patient and don't say anything you can't prove without a doubt--even it it's only formed as a question. It's a subtle form but effective, nonetheless.

...don't believe them!


Because...this is supposition and can you identify the perpetrators?

Sound advice?

What is his sound advice? To sit on the fence? His words are not much different from Amy Goodman's... I guess, this is the new polite way of cowing out if you don't want to deal with the subject and dismissing it outright will look increasingly moronic: We need a new investigation... Same as naming "intelligence failures" as a reason for the unjust war in Iraq...

People of visibility, such as Ritter, should be screaming "Bloody murder!" from the rooftops -- i.e. from the mass media, but they can't muster even half-assed support in back-alley interviews... How pathetic!... With as much information and research that is already available on 9-11, to say that it "needs more investigation" is the mother of all understatements! It sounds really ignorant and pathetic!... Of all people, Ritter should know how politicized investigations work!... For him to even suggest a new investigation without calling for the removal of the current administration first is beyond childish -- it's completely f*cking schitzophrenically delusional!!!...

When he talks about alienating people, exactly what people he had in mind? Cheney and Wolfowitz?

Well done

Thats the most receptive I've seen Scott on this issue. Maybe its just me but it seems like he hasnt been so in the past and yes very good advice.

When I saw him speak w/ Ray

When I saw him speak w/ Ray McGovern he wasn't so "open" to the idea.

Jon Gold's video isn't available but here's a guy he inspired last year.



It is... I may have worded it differently today...

Who Is? Archives

That's me Jon Gold inspired! :)

Here's the link to my most recent blog which includes YouTube clips of the congressional candidate debates for Districts 15 & 28 that took place in the same UTPA auditorium as the one Scott Ritter spoke in above:

EDIT: I would appreciate it greatly if some of you would please comment under the above link as I eventually intend to send it to Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (District 15) and Congressman Ruben Cuellar (District 28).

Great Interview

Boy do I agree with Scott Ritter. WE MUST UNITE ALL THE TRUTH MOVEMENTS and we MUST HAVE AN HONEST AND COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF 9/11. Boy would the heads roll then.

Ritter's a darling of Amy

Ritter's a darling of Amy Goodman's. Let's see where she goes with this one.....


Here's a prediction--she'll ignore it completely.


She will undoubtedly ignore it. Look how most progressives ignored Cindy Sheehan's endorsement for a new investigation. They didn't lambast her, they went completely silent. These "progressives" will continue on with their silence until we reach critical mass, which STILL eludes us.

Good Post Reprehensor

This is another important development. He should be informed (if he already does not know) about what is happening in Japan.

911 Blogger is also another good intelligence source. I would not put to much credence on Google as they can pull the plug anytime they want.

As suggested before, the tech-savvy amongst us should build our own technologies, networks, sub-networks, peer to peer data exchanges, search engines on an Open Source Platform (preferably Linux) so the Military Industrial Complex won't be able to completely shut us down.

Redundancy is the key. We have much of the building blocks to build our Own Internet. A TRUTH AND JUSTICE INTERNET so we do not have to be at the mercy of tech-companies who are toeing the Official Line and trying to put us to sleep again.

Some of the groundwork is already being laid by networks such as the GCN - broadcasting info via shortwave, TCP-IP, the Prison-Planet networks, etc.

However, some smart entreprenuers should be ambitious enough to build their own Googles, YouTubes etc. The technology is not really that hard and the costs are always coming down.

An the fact is, once the masses awaken on a geometric scale this WILL BE IN HIGH DEMAND so it will more than pay for itself.

It is a wonderful opportunity for advancing Truth, Freedom as well as a Good Bbusiness Viability ( I am also speaking from a practical sense). Once the Market starts DEMANDING Complete UNCENSORED TRUTH, the Googles of this world (which support and censor for the dictatorship in China) will be in serious trouble.

WE should use the Cutting Edge of Technology to ADVANCE TRUTH AND JUSTICE.

I am sure we have plenty of people who can do it from providing and developing content, distribution, software, media, fresh ideas etc.

We have to innovate. Its a brave new world out there and we are right at the tip of the spear.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

Re what is happening in Japan

Hey, nothing is happening in Japan. As a resident here, after showing the politician speech from this site to my Japanese colleagues, they were, a). impressed with the 9/11 narrative told from a "truth" perspective" in their language and b). surprised they'd never heard about the speech itself. Yes, it may have been on educational TV (NHK) but the proceedings of the Diet here are less watched than even America's C Span.

Turns out my Japanese friends love these kinds of conspiracy exposes. After watching the 9/11 speech my pal asked me if I knew that the ships bombed in Pearl Harbor were all old vessels and the new ones out at sea, like someone knew in advance of the attack. Hmm.

Not suprised the MSM in

Not suprised the MSM in Japan is burying the story. Can't expect the International Military Industrial Complex to let the cat out of the bag.

We have our work cut out for us. Lets do all we can to get the word out.

Hopefully there will be a mass awakening.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

"The Second You Rush To Judgement..."

" lose alot of the people you need to rally to your cause."

Bingo Scott.

Also, once the demand for investigations anew is based on "the right to know", then the onus shifts to the obfuscators to yield to the public's right to know about that day.

To myself, "911Truth" means a grassroots movement to FIND the truth of that day and DEMAND the truth of that day, not only the movement to get some of that truth out.

I don't think Ritter would

I don't think Ritter would make a very good doctor. The exercise advice you give to an obese patient, who has already had a heart attack, should not be the same advice you give to a young 20 something, with a sound heart, who is 20 pounds overweight. Even if the end goal is identical, the intermediate steps are not.

Frankly, I don't think Ritter is looking at the problem rationally enough. If people are lazy, well, then, they are lazy. And if people lead very busy lives, so busy in fact that they don't have the time to sit down for an hour of Google'ing and YouTubing every night, well, again, then they lead very busy lives, and aren't going to invest the time to do as Scott Ritter recommends.

I think it'd be far better to offer a replacement media, as visually slick as what we have now, uninfested (totally or mostly) with any commercial or government sponsors, which people can watch on their TV's, with the same convenience and during the same time slots that they're used to. Indeed, an alternate media which would be PREFERRED to what we have, now.

And that's because, unlike Scott Ritter, I am not so disgusted with John Q. Public that I am not willing to accommodate his habit patterns. Americans spend far more time watching works of fiction or other fluff on TV, than they spend watching news or documentaries. That is the reality. Another reality is that investigative reporting typically requires money to perform, and that both newspapers and TV news shows have been cutting back on these for years.

My proposal for a media replacement is more convenient in some ways (since you can play and pause your shows, including - we hope - an honest news program, exactly as you desire), and less convenient in others (you have to wait for downloads, so it's best to be subscribed ahead of time, so that shows are completely downloaded before you sit down to watch them). My boilerplate is below. I note, also, that the Writer's Guild is on strike primarily because they want a piece of the internet action, and fictional works of the sort that they (mostly) create are essential for the success of a replacement media. The longer the strike goes on, the more favorable to the development of a replacement media, which is distributed via broadband internet connection.

I would respectfully suggest tempering idealistic bromides with sensitivity to human psychology, habit patterns, and simple and obvious constraints, such as the availability of time and money. One maxim I heard as a young man was "Your religion is never strong until it is practical." I would suggest a similar maxim - "Your activism is never strong until it is practical."

Fortunately, it looks like a lot of activists - some of them 911 Truth aware - are getting it. See

wherein we read:

A collaborative gathering of media veterans, scholars, activists & whistleblowers to assess and marshal our most powerful messages to rectify history, awaken a critical mass, and effectively expose the accelerating corporate coup d'état.

Truth movements that arise after pivotal events like electoral fraud, 9/11, key assassinations, false flag ops and casus belli fabrications can/should become more than forensic inquiries into a single heinous crime. They can also strive to expose wider patterns of illicit control, deception and propaganda, and use their revelations to rouse entire societies to reject a malignant status quo.

Consequently, this is not a media conference to dissect or condemn the conglomerates, demand reforms, or even celebrate the increasing vigor of independent journalism. It is intended as a strategy session for already active and influential players to coordinate their most revealing messages, forge tactical alliances, innovate new distribution technologies, and mutually enhance each others' strongest work.

- Leading media activists, A/V producers, authors, bloggers, journalists, scholars, whistleblowers, celebrities, publishers, broadcasters and funding angels.

• Gather key media constituencies needed to inject transformative truths* into 2008 political news and electoral debate;
* convergent evidence of an ongoing corporate/authoritarian coup d'état, election theft, 9/11 complicity/cover-up, "War on Terror" fraud, etc.
• Honor brave audacious "truth war veterans" (casualties & survivors) and learn from their experiences;
• Devise coherent decentralized models for distribution of suppressed news, synergistic truth-telling, and collaborative strategies to disclose, legitimize and popularize deeper historical narratives..
• In sum, discover in this moment of Constitutional crisis, ecological peril and widening war, whether 300 top investigative journalists, whistleblowers and indy media all-stars can transform the way Americans perceive and defend their world.


my boilerplate:

Please see my proposal "Putting the NY Times Out of Business"

>> Putting the NY Times Out of Business <<
Proposal to replace ALL corrupt media

I have posted a proposal on the Randi Rhodes show forum for replacing our current media with a new, sustainable media that facilitates the selection of "filtering agents". You can think of these as honest gatekeepers that YOU trust - and that keep out trivial information, rather than very important information that groups with economic and other hidden agendas prefer to hide from you.

Broadband access is now up to 42% in the US, so it is quite possible to target TELEVISION, which is how about 48% of Americans get 30+ minutes of news per day (as opposed to only about 9% over the internet). See

The thread is entitled: "Putting the NY Times Out of Business"
The thread is subtitled: "Proposal to replace ALL corrupt media"



I knew Scott Ritter from 2004

I knew Scott Ritter from 2004 when he agreed to speak at Riverside Church in NYC at a 911 Truth event.

The fact that he was willing to participate in an expressly 9/11 Truth event was an tacit approval of what were were doing.

In private conversations he is even more candid about his feelings.

The movement would do extremely well to embrace Mr. Ritter as an ally.

Ritter on WTC7 Fires

I saw Scott speak last week in Santa Cruz. It was a great talk, but I was both taken aback and intrigued when he reacted quite vehemently to a mildly phrased request for his thoughts on 9/11 truth near the end of his post-talk Q&A. It left a clear and lasting impression that he does not really disagree with the official story, or parts of it at least.

He rather loudly ranted a personal anecdote re: the WTC7 fires and how he knows some of the firefighters that were in that building who told him the fires were "pretty darn hot" and he practically shouted his proclamation of his disbelief of other causes for this collapse.

This apparent contradiction makes one wonder if he may have some ulterior disincentive to publicly supporting opposition of the official story, such as having been personally or indirectly intimidated in some way?

The only thing we have to do is die, everything else is a choice. Hmm...maybe that's a choice too?