Presentation by Colorado 9/11 Truth

For this year’s 9/11 anniversary presentation, Colorado 9/11 Truth is pleased to present Richard Behan, author of the upcoming book, Fraud and Apocalypse: the Backstory of George Bush’s Global War on Terrorism, to be published by Ryan Grim’s Strong Arm Press. Much of our own focus has been on the physical evidence at the World Trade Center that proves 9/11 was an orchestrated event that took high level planning and preparation. Richard Behan’s work comes from a different angle. He gives us a peek behind the curtain in the months leading up to 9/11.

Did you know that when George W Bush entered office, he had a standing offer from the Taliban to arrest, extradite, or assassinate Osama bin Laden (based on his prior embassy bombings and the Cole bombing)? This offer was turned down by the Bush administration four times in the months leading up to 9/11 and one more time after 9/11. Richard Behan’s research is entirely based on publicly available documents. Without the backstory we don’t have the full story.

Richard Behan earned his PhD at UC Berkeley, and was a professor of public policy at Northern Arizona University and the University of Montana. He is the author of Plundered Promise: Capitalism, Politics, and the Fate of the Federal Lands (Island Press, 2001). In retirement, and enraged at the Bush Administration’s “war on terrorism,” he authored 60 anti-war essays for the websites Common Dreams, Alternet, CounterPunch, AfterDowning Street, American Herald Tribune, Op Ed News, and several others. Participating in Code Pink’s “People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War” in 2016, he was encouraged to summarize his work in book form. In 2020 he finished the manuscript of Fraud and Apocalypse.

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