Mayor Willie Brown Confronted by Philly 9/11 Truth about Pre-9/11 Warning

Who Warned Willie Brown?

Prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001, Willie Brown, who was the incumbent mayor of San Francisco at the time, received a warning advising that Americans should be cautious about their air travel (San Francisco Chronicle 9/12/01). The warning, given to Brown eight hours before the onset of the 9/11 attacks, reportedly came from his “security people at the airport” as he tells it. On the morning of September 11th, Brown did not become aware of the tragic events until he turned on his television while awaiting a ride to the airport for his 8 a.m. flight to New York where he was to attend a state retirement board meeting (ibid). Around this time, District Attorney Terence Hallinan, called Mayor Brown to offer assistance. From this point, Brown cancelled his flight plans and headed to City Hall in order to conduct emergency management of San Francisco (ibid).

On February 12, 2008, Willie Brown spoke about his new book, “Basic Brown: My Life & Our Times” at the Free Library of Philadelphia. After speaking, Brown took questions from the audience and emphasized, “no subject was off-limits.” Little did Brown know, but he was about to be on the receiving end of some salient questions regarding his activities related to the events of 9/11/01. The Philly 9/11 Truth-squad unleashed a fury of questions pertaining to Brown’s early warning, backing up their claims with reports from mainstream media publications. Brown, while attempting to controvert the issue, contradicted previous statements he made to the San Francisco Chronicle in the September 12, 2001 article titled “Willie Brown got a low-key early warning about air travel.”

As Brown narrated his experience of the morning of 9/11, he created a sequence of events contrary to existing accounts. Brown stated that he received a call from “one of his people” – noting the caller as a female by referring to the person as “her” – that alerted him to the events happening in New York City. This statement stands in stark contradiction to what Brown said to the San Francisco Chronicle because he reportedly did not receive any calls that morning until the District Attorney Terence Hallinan contacted him.

"You know, you're the first call I've gotten on this," Brown said to Hallinan, as they were signing off. – San Francisco Chronicle 9/12/2001

Furthermore Brown replied to questions about the 8-hour advance warning by stating that the aforementioned warning was “a reference to the standard report that comes out of Washington, everyday of our lives. There are always those kinds of notices floating around…period and they did that regularly” and told the questioner to “drop it!” Prima-facie this claim is false because Brown stated in 2001 that he received a call from his “security people at the airport” which regarded Americans being cautious about their air travel. Moreover, the call could not have been a general warning because the deputy director at the San Francisco International Airport details that there were no warnings made by the FAA in the days leading up to 9/11 in the following abstract:

Mike McCarron, assistant deputy director at SFO, said the Federal Aviation Administration "routinely" issues security notices about possible threats. He said two or three such notices have been received in the past couple of months, but none in recent days. – San Francisco Chronicle 9/12/2001

As we can see, Brown’s statements as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle on 9/12/2001 undoubtedly conflict the narrative he delivered on 2/12/07 in Philadelphia. Only one question remains, who warned Willie Brown?

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good question

"LORIE VAN AUKEN, WIDOW OF 9/11 ATTACK: We also know that people stopped flying domestically. Ashcroft stopped flying. Pentagon officials stop flying the day before September 11. They were warned not fly on September 11. We think San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown was told not to fly. That’s all domestic. You know, everybody keeps telling us how they were focused outward."

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson

Mayor Brown's knowledge of 9/11

Brown is so clueless about the 9/11 Commission he's apparently never heard of the Jersey Girls or 9/11 Family Steering Committee, yet is confident to assert that the report is entirely accurate and beyond reproach.
I find his ignorance of the Steering Committee about as convincing as his ignorance of the San Francisco Chronicle article and the warning to which it referred.

the test

Let Brown take a lie detector test then we can determine who is full of *&^%$.


can pass lie detector tests . . .

can anyone spot his "tell" when he lies? . . . if he has one . . .then he's not a sociopath.

Great work

I didn't realize Willie Brown was such an ass! I just love when these phonies are confronted, the real person emerges.

As I recall...,

It was Condi Rice who placed the call, the evening before.
For whatever reason, it feels pertinent to mention that FEMA command post set up the day before, too.

As I recall... that's never been confirmed

If it has been, I'd love to see the documentation for it. From what I remember, when that story first surfaced on the internet, someone was claiming that Pacifica Radio was the source of the original report, but as far as I know that's never been established as an absolute fact. However, I do know that Rice received a warning just days before 9/11 about how there was going to be an imminent attack on the USA. Here's that report:

Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Condoleezza Rice Warned Sept. 6 About Imminent Terror Attack

Condi Rice's other wake-up call
Former Sen. Gary Hart says he, too, warned Rice about an imminent terror attack on two occasions before 9/11.

The Willie Brown confrontation was picked up by InfoWars today by the way...

"If I had just paid $20 million for the NIST report, I'd be asking for a refund!... The trouble with the NIST Report is that it isn’t even science because it's not capable of being verified or negated!"
-Dr. Frank Greening

Fantastic video!

Fantastic video!

Justin A. Martell

In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand at the mongrel dogs who teach! Fearing not that I'd become my enemy in the instant that I preach! My pathway led by confusion boats...mutiny from stern to bow!

What a classy guy.


Mr. Brown is a boldfaced liar who isn't even good at it!


Consider mass emailing truth messages. More info here:

He was on the radio

During a Radio Interview sometime in the Winter of 2005., I remember him being interviewed when hespecifically said, he had a strange phone call that warned him not to fly that morning. It would be great to get that Audio. It may have been "Air America" but I can't be sure.


Brown just came out with a book, he is full of himself and is all about money. He was quoted when mayor as saying that if you didn't make a certain amount of money, like $50k, you shouldn't be living in San Francisco -- that was his answer to homeless and low income housing.

He sees the Green Party as "the enemy" and defends Dianne war machine Feinstein at all costs. He is about power and money and will twist reality to fit whatever he likes.

Forget about getting any "truth" out of him.

An intellectual approach works best.

Now this is the way to confront, like the Podhurst (sp) book signing event. Catch them off guard with the truth and watch them have a meltdown. Much more effective than just shouting buzz words.

Here is the online version

Here is the online version on the San Francisco Chronicle dated September 12, 2001

Now note around 2:30 of the video, by Willie Brown's own admission, the San Francisco Chronicle reporters became "embedded" with him as the activities of 911 unfolded. Would make sense if these "embedded" reporters happen to be the same as those who authored the article? Would it also make sense that these reporters have asked Willie Brown how he about 911 or when he found out about it, isn't that what reporters ask? Just curious about what they would say about their article and Willie's selective amnesia about it, thereby contradicting and challenging the integrity of the reporters of the San Francisco Chronicle article. Are we then to take Willie's word and call the SFC reporters liars?

In any case, the history commons points to a very interesting article that seems to initiate the Willie Brown early warning.

The specific article states about a State Department memo.
Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz said yesterday that he was "startled" by a little-noticed State Department memo that was issued a week ago and warned that Americans "may be the target of a terrorist threat."

Though the article states that the memo addressed concerns for Americans overseas and made no mention of any possible attack on U.S. soil. Yet, the August 6th, 2001 PDB report had similar claims that the attack threat was outside the U.S. as Ms Rice tried to say, with the title of that report 'Bin Laden determined to strike in the U.S.', could this also have been a warning threat by the State Department to occur within the U.S.? Shultz points out that in a one-page May 2001 alert, the State Department said it had received information "that American citizens may be the target by terrorists who have not distinguished between official and civilian targets," the report said, adding, "As always, we take this information seriously. U.S. Government facilities worldwide remain on heightened alert." So the nature of the theats were NOT simply for American's overseas but also domestic travel as well.

This seemed to have strike at the heart of the matter so much that it had to be trivialized.

U.S. State Department representative Julie Reside in Washington downplayed the significance of the bulletin yesterday, saying it was only the latest in a series of "periodically" issued public warnings by the department.

Again the same writers of the first memo have their integrity contradicted to what Willie Brown stated in the video when in the second article published Sept. 14, 2001 they write:
"Officials at San Francisco International Airport said they weren't aware of the State Department warning - but someone in the airport security section knew of it and passed word of the warning onto Mayor Willie Brown when he called to check on the status of flight he was planning to take to New York. "

Willie why is it so important to downplay the State Department warnings? Could it be part of the larger effort to show that there was no warning as told by the multitude of FBI whistleblowers and other pre-911 warnings of the threat of these terrorists?

Absolutely Priceless video clip....

Willie Brown, Mayor of San Francisco on 9/11, "It doesn't mean a thing(SF Chronicle Article) so move on--MOVE ON!"

There's nothing to see here so please keep moving! They wrote the article about my receiving a travel warning on 9/10 but it wasn't true.

This kind of confrontation captured on video absolutely priceless! Wow, does Willie Brown come across as one disinterested and complacent dude--or what?

Willie Brown is obviously not a very good liar--so you better...
...not believe him!

Willie's lie

Thanks for this, and the comments/links. It would be good to ask the SF Chronicle reporters what they make of Willie's claim that "it didn't happen," meaning he did not make the statement they reported.