The 9/11 Commission Rejects Own Report As Based On Government Lies Gordon Duff

Sep-11-2009 23:46printcomments
The 9/11 Commission Rejects own Report as Based on Government Lies
Gordon Duff

How long have we watered the Tree of Deceit with the blood of patriots?
The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America’s Defense on 9/11
John Farmer’s book: “The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America’s Defense on 9/11″

(CINCINNATI, Ohio) - In John Farmer’s book: “The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America’s Defense on 9/11″, the author builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version... is almost entirely untrue...

The 9/11 Commission now tells us that the official version of 9/11 was based on false testimony and documents and is almost entirely untrue. The details of this massive cover-up are carefully outlined in a book by John Farmer, who was the Senior Counsel for the 9/11 Commission.

Farmer, Dean of Rutger Universities' School of Law and former Attorney General of New Jersey, was responsible for drafting the original flawed 9/11 report.

Does Farmer have cooperation and agreement from other members of the Commission? Yes. Did they say Bush ordered 9/11? No. Do they say that the 9/11 Commission was lied to by the FBI, CIA, Whitehouse and NORAD? Yes. Is there full documentary proof of this? Yes.

Farmer states...“at some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened... I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The [Norad air defense] tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years. This is not spin.”

The 9/11 Commission head, Thomas Kean, was the Republican governor of New Jersey. He had the following to say... “We to this day don’t know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us, it was just so far from the truth. . . " When Bush's own handpicked commission failed to go along with the cover up and requested a criminal investigation, why was nothing done?

9/11 Commission member and former US Senator, Bob Kerrey, says, "No one is more qualified to write the definitive book about the tragedy of 9/11 than John Farmer. Fortunately, he has done so. Even more fortunately the language is clear, alive and instructive for anyone who wants to make certain this never happens again."

With the only "official" 9/11 report now totally false, where do we go from here? Who is hurt by these lies? The families of the victims of 9/11 have fought, for years, to get to the truth. For years, our government has hidden behind lies and secrecy to deny them closure.

In 2006, The Washington Post reported..."Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission..."

What does Farmer's book tell us? Farmer offers no solutions, only a total and full rejection of what was told and his own his own ideas concerning the total failure of honesty on the part of the government, a government with something to hide.

Farmer never tells us what. Nobody could keep a job in the public sector speaking out more than Farmer has. What were Farmer's omissions? There are some. Now that we know that intelligence given the 9/11 Commission wasn't just lies from our own government but based on testimony coerced through torture from informants forced to back up a cover story now proven false, a pattern emerges.

We know that, immediately after 9/11, many more potential suspects and informants were flown directly to Saudi Arabia by Presidential order than were ever detained and questioned. We will never know what they could have said. Their testimony would have been vital to any real investigation were they not put beyond the reach of even Congress and the FBI.

Putting aside all other questions of recent evidence of CIA involvement with bin Laden prior to 9/11 or altered physical evidence involving the Pentagon attack, any failure to call to account the systematic perjury committed by dozens of top government officials, now exposed as a certainty is an offense to every American.

What do we know? We know the conjecture about 9/11 still stands but for certain, we know we were lied to, not in a minor way, but systematically as part of a plot covering up government involvement at nearly every level, perhaps gross negligence, perhaps something with darker intent.

Are we willing to live with another lie to go with the Warren Report, Iran Contra and so many others? Has the sacrifice of thousands more Americans, killed, wounded or irreparably damaged by a war knowingly built on the same lies from the same liars who misled the 9/11 Commission pushed us beyond willingness to confront the truth?

Have we yet found where the lies have begun and ended? There is no evidence of this, only evidence to the contrary. The lies live on and the truth will never be sought. The courage for that task has not been found.

Can anyone call themselves an American if they don't demand, even with the last drop of their blood, that the truth be found?

How long have we watered the Tree of Deceit with the blood of patriots?


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When I was at the 9/11/09 Commemoration event at the Beacon Theater in NYC (to initiate 9/11 as a national day of service), I was doing my part on this eighth anniversary by sharing my essay, Space for Peace and September 11 before the program got started.

A family asked if I thought the government was involved when I mentioned about the evidence for implosions. They lost a loved one there, and seemed upset, and defensive. No, not necessarily, but I explained why I was convinced that our government was behind a cover-up of what happened. Even that was too much for them.. but the seed was planted, and this book and article could be key for opening people to what is.. rather than to be controlled by their fear.

great article, hopeful..


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Amazon Reviewer, "Mrs. B.", wrote:

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"Definition of conspiracy: "A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit an illegal act or to achieve a legal objective through illegal means. The essence of a conspiracy is the agreement; and the perceived harm is the increased danger from concerted action. An overt act in furtherance of the agreement is sometimes required by statute to complete a conspiracy, but the purpose of this requirement is merely to demonstrate an active agreement." (US History Encyclopedia)

Paul Watson of Infowars-dot-com says: "Farmer's contention is that the government agreed to create a phony official version of events to cover-up the real story behind 9/11.

"The publisher of the book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, states that, "Farmer builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version not only is almost entirely untrue but serves to create a false impression of order and security."

"In August 2006, the Washington Post reported, "Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate."

"The report revealed how the 10-member commission deeply suspected deception to the point where they considered referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation.

"We to this day don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us," said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. "It was just so far from the truth. . . . It's one of those loose ends that never got tied."

"Farmer himself is quoted in the Post article, stating, "I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described .... The [Norad air defense] tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years.... This is not spin. This is not true." --end--

This looks like a promising new addition to the mass of data pointing to government complicity in the attacks of 9/11. Google "Danish Scientist on TV: Nano-thermite Behind Collapse of WTC Buildings on 9/11, Not Planes" for the latest scientific study of WTC dust particles. Google the Corbett Report and click on The 9/11 Money Trail for documentation on the many put options against American and United Airlines stocks in the days leading up to 9/11. Google WTC lessee Larry Silverstein and his big bonanza insurance policy that netted him $7 billion and removed the huge asbestos problem that the aging WTC towers posed.

One of the greatest who-dunnits in history! Avail yourself of the internet and do your own research quickly, before that privilege is taken away."

Good start...

A useful introduction for newcomers, but I would suggest it be supplemented by more probing material, be it regarding NORAD's failures and the ever-changing cover-ups thereof, or forensic evidence from the WTC... etc.

This bit needs to be shown as incorrect: "The lies live on and the truth will never be sought. The courage for that task has not been found."

The lies live on in less minds every day. The truth is being sought and exposed.
Enlighten Gordon. I will.

Probing booklet PDFs:

Farmer supports the Commission Report, the latest OCT

In a very subdued and downplayed way, with no emphasis on accountability for previous false statements made by NORAD about the timeline and Bush Administration claims of 'no warnings' and Iraq-9/11 links, the Commission Report acknowledges that some things told to the public were not true. The Commission creates a false picture of FAA/NORAD preparedness and capability for neutralizing a planes as missiles plot. The Commission also acknowledges some missed opportunities, such as the CIA failing to pass on info to the FBI on several occasions about alleged hijackers, but it explains these away as misunderstandings about what info was passed on, or laws regarding the sharing of info.

So, while the Bush Administration's tale of 'no warnings' and NORAD's previous timelines were refuted the OCT was essentially supported by the 9/11 Commission, the OCT is now warnings were received but dots weren't connected: “the 9/11 attacks revealed four kinds of failures; in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management.” (Kean 2004 339)

It's not at all certain what was really going on with FAA/NMCC/NORAD/NEADS response that day- at this point there's no way to be sure if the Commission was telling the truth, or the whole truth about the timeline, or if the records they relied on were accurate. This is obviously open to question, considering the Commission's conflicts of interest and failure to investigate and the fact that that NORAD/DOD had those records in their possession for years. NORAD/FAA also obstructed the Commission's investigation by not withholding requested records and claiming they didn't exist, or by providing fraudulent transcriptions, incomplete recordings. Certain tapes were destroyed because of 'glitches', and certain recordings were never received as they allegedly were never made, flight strips were never received as they were destroyed, allegedly according to schedule. You would think if there wasn't an intentional obstruction of air defense, everything would have been preserved so it could be determined exactly what went wrong. I haven't gotten too far into Farmer's book, but from his Friedman interview it seems obvious he won't be exploring these issues- he's presenting a 'bureaucracy did 9/11' theory- not even 'incompetence'.

This Oct 29, 2003 memo drafted primarily by Farmer goes into some detail about one early occasion when they discovered NORAD had not been forthcoming about records:

This was my comment on the article:

Farmer says the Commission Report is accurate- that NORAD officials made false statements (if you believe the Commission's version of events) was already known, and had been reported by a few MSM, like the Washington Post. However, the 'false statements' were never examined in as much detail as Farmer does in his book- the Commission Report notes "incorrect" statements made on pg 34. Farmer blames the failure of the INS, State Dept, CIA, FBI, FAA and NORAD on 'bureaucracy'. For a much more complete and accurate history of 9/11 than Farmer presents in his book, visit the Complete 9/11 Timeline