Response to Latest CounterPunch / Paul Krassner Smear Job

A Few Words About the 9/11 Truth Movement

"Paul Krassner is the editor of The Realist. His books include: Pot Stories for the Soul, One Hand Jerking and Murder at the Conspiracy Convention. He can be reached through his website:"

Subject: what a completely idiotic and useless bit of propaganda

If the matters weren't so serious, it would be just another sad joke.

Again, Mr. debunker9978451236,

I'll spell it out for you.

The focus of your attack piece was not the 9/11 COVER-UP, which is clearly the elephant in the room and undeniable, even by you. No, the focus was some fringe people in the 9/11 Truth Movement who you use to malign the entire movement in a guilt by association attack.

The "evidence" you cite for your outrageous claims is Popular Mechanics. You surely know, and knowingly omitted, Dr. Griffin's extensive work destroying their flimsy arguments and half truths, as well as omissions that undermine everything they said. If you had a shred of honesty or decency you would have included some of the valid criticisms out there against Popular Mechanics most blatant lies.

Claiming you seek the truth (and speaking for Amy Goodman as well) while doing not a God damned thing to actually get to the truth is as pathetic and dishonest a stance as I can imagine.

Do a real article on 9/11 if you purport to seek the truth. Start with this,

Of 70 different angles of attack, I doubt you'll get past the first couple of dozen. The list, of course, needs updating and could easily grow to 200 published, corroborated, undeniable facts.

Of course, those topics aren't permitted in CounterPunch.

Are you a serious journalist or a clown, Mr. Krassner?
John Doraemi publishes Crimes of the State at:


My own debbunking a Popular Mechanics lie, from several years ago:

Popular Mechanics would have you believe that "Intercepts Not Routine."

"FACT [SIC]: In the decade before 9/11, NORAD intercepted only one civilian plane over North America: golfer Payne Stewart's Learjet, in October 1999." -Popular Mechanics, Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report

I find it astounding that anyone who's reached the position of an editor would be so gullible as to believe that, but perhaps this Government Accountability Office report from 1994 will help:

"Other reserve and active units are well equipped to handle what has become the defense force's current focus--intercepting drug smugglers. (...) Overall, during the past 4 years, NORAD's alert fighters took off to intercept aircraft (referred to as scrambled) 1,518 times, or an average of 15 times per site per year. Of these incidents, the number of suspected drug smuggling aircraft averaged one per site, or less than 7 percent of all of the alert sites' total activity.\3 The remaining activity generally involved visually inspecting unidentified aircraft and assisting aircraft in distress." --Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed (Letter Report, 05/03/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-76)

This is an average of more than one NORAD scramble per day, every day of the year. This report exposes the misinformation (lie) in Popular Mechanics' article about the "decade before 9/11."

Some (idiots) may counter that everything changed after 1994, and suddenly they weren't scrambling jets anymore, until Payne Stewart embarrassed them into acting, because it was on the news. Are we to believe that NORAD just stopped "visually inspecting unidentified aircraft and assisting aircraft in distress," or "intercepting drug smugglers?"

If so, prove it. Show the evidence.