Investigating 9/11 and Naming Suspects

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Kevin Ryan

When people ask me what more can be done to achieve 9/11 truth and justice, I tell them to spend less time calling for a new investigation and more time investigating. Even without subpoena power, independent investigators can make a lot of progress. To help with that effort, here are three steps for an independent investigation and an objective way to evaluate suspects in the 9/11 crimes.

The first step is to ask specific, well-formulated questions. What do we need to know? We need to know things like how explosives got into the WTC, how the North American air defenses failed, how the U.S. chain of command and communication systems failed, how the alleged hijackers got away with so much, and how the planes were hijacked.

Here are examples of specific questions that will help answer these questions.

  1. What more can we learn from the official accounts about transponder and autopilot use on 9/11?
  2. Who was invited to the explosive disposal/terrorism meeting at WTC 7 on the morning 9/11 and what was the agenda?
  3. What do the strip clubs, bars, and other businesses frequented by the alleged hijackers have in common?

The second step is to collect information that might help to answer the questions. Good sources of information include the following.

It also helps to interview people who have detailed knowledge about the events. Most of the people who were present at the time of the attacks and during the official investigations are still alive and some of them will answer questions.

Additionally, useful information can be obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Direct requests to federal, state, or local agencies using resources like these:

The third step to investigation is to collect the information, analyze it, and then communicate it clearly and objectively. Collecting the information is relatively easy. Analysis might include categorizing or framing the information in ways that help to see linkages. Examples include creating a timeline of events or a matrix of people and events, and considering if the new information fits into the existing body of knowledge. Once new information is ready to communicate to others, there are a lot of venues for doing that. A good example is 911Blogger.


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Some more resources for 9/11 researchers

This is an interesting and helpful article. More good work by Kevin Ryan!

Here are a few additional resources that are available online, which I would recommend to anyone interested in researching 9/11. These are all books or reports:

* The 9/11 Commission's "Staff Report" from August 26, 2004, has a minute-by-minute account of the 9/11 attacks:

* The U.S. Air Force's official book about the 9/11 attacks, The First 109 Minutes: 9/11 and the U.S. Air Force:

* The report, The Air Traffic Organization's Response to the September 11th Terrorist Attack, has a lot of information about the response of air traffic controllers to the 9/11 attacks:

* The book Air National Guard at 60: A History has a chapter about 9/11:

* The Department of Defense's book about the Pentagon attack, Pentagon 9/11:

* The book Then Came the Fire: Personal Accounts From the Pentagon, 11 September 2001, edited by Stephen J. Lofgren:

* The Arlington County After Action Report on the Response to the September 11 Terrorist Attack on the Pentagon: