Joel Skousen – World Affairs Brief, September 11, 2020
Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World
Every year Americans are subjected to a rehashing of the mainstream version of the claimed terror attack on the World Trade Center back on September 11, 2001. As I and many others have documented over the years, 9/11 was an inside job—a Deep State attack on America. Many proofs exist to show that explosives were placed in the three buildings that went down that day, that the hijackers were hired and trained on real airliners in Saudi Arabia (on behalf the US Deep State), that the hijacked planes were swapped over the Midwest with other airliners, probably drones that were specially modified to attack the WTC and Pentagon. Thousands of details and credible evidence that all counters the official narrative have been uncovered over the years, and more is constantly coming to light. The false flag 9/11 attacks join two other seminal deceptions in world history, the phony fall of the Soviet Union, and the current phony Covid 19 pandemic, which I consider among the three greatest deceptions ever perpetrated upon an unsuspecting public.
Since 9/11 there has been a massive and unprecedented coverup by government officials, government-directed investigations (including the NIST report and the 9/11 commission), and a willing media to silence and hide the truth. The Deep State controls a large part of the government including key parts of the FBI, the CIA, the DHS, DEA and many top judges in the courts. Several people working for the FBI office that tracks Muslim terrorists discovered activity which was connected to the coming 9/11 attacks, but they were stonewalled or told to stand down. Here is one of those stories that surfaced recently, showing that the Deep State was still running Muslim terrorists a decade later.
Philip Haney was told to stand down in his branch’s efforts to track terror suspects. He received demands to keep silent about the DHS order in 2009 to scrub the records of Muslims with terrorist ties, including the “underwear bomber” that helped justify the intrusive TSA airline millimeter wave passenger screening booths. Unlike other whistleblowers who finally figured out that the Deep State was covering up all these Muslim ties because our own Deep State was running these terror operations, Haney still believes in independent terrorism, and doesn’t understand why the US is covering it up. That is what happens when you don’t allow your mind to consider the broader implications of the specific wrongdoing you see in government.
After Haney retired he decided to blow the whistle and TheHill.com published his story. Whistleblowers like Haney are so scared of retribution they wait to publish their story until it is too late to do anything about the Deep State criminals at the time who directed this. But remember that others who are loyal to the Deep State still infest all of our federal security agencies and keep the coverups going.
Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested. The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.
This is a naive summary. As I have documented in the past, this wasn’t terrorism at all, but a staged event by the Deep State to justify searching all future airline passengers in more intrusive ways. The phony shoe bomber before him was a patsy as well. Neither “terrorists” had a blasting cap attached to their plastic explosives and were told by their handlers they could set them off with a match. Any Marine Corporal knows a match won’t cause it explode—only mildly burn. In Vietnam Marines even burned plastic explosive tabs from mortar rounds to heat their C-rations.
I have previously documented the story of Kurt Haskell, the US lawyer on board the Detroit-bound flight, who testified that Abdulmutallab looked unstable or drugged and had to be led on board by a “handler” who also got him through security by showing his US diplomatic or CIA credentials. The young man didn’t have a visa or a passport to use to get by security by himself. Now that’s a bigger story yet than the scrubbing of Muslim intel files.
Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to “connect the dots.” He said, “this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.” [A lie.]
The reason for the scrubbing of the intel on these Muslims, is that the Department didn’t want honest employees to dig deeper into the background of these patsies and find out they were being guided by agents within the FBI or CIA. This is the same reason the government during both Republican and Democratic administrations worked to protect Saudi Arabia from being prosecuted by the families of 9/11 victims, even after it was discovered that the Saudi Embassy was paying for the expenses of Saudi hijackers taking pilot training in San Diego.
Those weren’t the actual hijackers, but were only patsies establishing the false narrative of civilian flight training to divert the public from finding out that the Saudis had actually trained the real hijackers on real airliners. I can tell you as a military pilot that a person trained to fly a Cessna 150 could not jump in and fly an airliner. He wouldn’t even know how to turn off the autopilot, let alone reprogram the flight computers to navigate back a thousand miles to New York or the Pentagon.
Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, [Obama’s] condemnation caused. His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material—the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots. The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.
Just before that Christmas Day attack, in early November 2009, I was ordered by my superiors at the Department of Homeland Security to delete or modify several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the important federal database, the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS). These types of records are the basis for any ability to “connect dots.” Every day, DHS Customs and Border Protection officers watch entering and exiting many individuals associated with known terrorist affiliations, then look for patterns. Enforcing a political scrubbing of records of Muslims greatly affected our ability to do that. Even worse, going forward, my colleagues and I were prohibited from entering pertinent information into the database.
A few weeks later, in my office at the Port of Atlanta, the television hummed with the inevitable Congressional hearings that follow any terrorist attack. While members of Congress grilled Obama administration officials, demanding why their subordinates were still failing to understand the intelligence they had gathered, I was being forced to delete and scrub the records. And I was well aware that, as a result, it was going to be vastly more difficult to “connect the dots” in the future—especially before an attack occurs.
As the number of successful and attempted Islamic terrorist attacks on America increased, the type of information that the Obama administration ordered removed from travel and national security databases was the kind of information that, if properly assessed, could have prevented subsequent domestic Islamist attacks like the ones committed by Faisal Shahzad (May 2010), Detroit “honor killing” perpetrator Rahim A. Alfetlawi (2011); Amine El Khalifi, who plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol (2012); Dzhokhar or Tamerlan Tsarnaev who conducted the Boston Marathon bombing (2013); Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen (2014); or Muhammed Yusuf Abdulazeez, who opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2015).
All of these were Deep State false flag operations, not legitimate, independent terror.
It is very plausible that one or more of the subsequent terror attacks on the homeland could have been prevented if more subject matter experts in the Department of Homeland Security had been allowed to do our jobs back in late 2009. It is demoralizing—and infuriating—that today, those elusive dots are even harder to find, and harder to connect, than they were during the winter of 2009.
No, increased intel wouldn’t have helped stop terror. It would only have made the coverup for Deep State agents more difficult. These attacks can’t be prevented when done by our own government, and protected from discovery by hiding the planning and execution under the veil of national security.
Meanwhile, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth continues the battle to expose the government controlling role in covering up all of this. They document withheld documents in FOIA requests, court cases ignoring their lawful requests and compiling evidence from other engineers documenting that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outright falsified their report on the collapse of WTC building 7, claiming it was brought down by fires instead of the controlled demolition that it clearly was. AE911Truth.org is a fascinating website with tons of documentation countering the official story of aircraft causing the collapse. Sadly, all their efforts have been met with rejection by government officials, even during the Trump administration.
In the following article by Ted Walter and Graeme MacQueen, A&E for 9/11 Truth documents how in 36 news stories live from that day show mainstream reporters clearly stating that there were explosives going on in the buildings prior and during the collapse sequence. All this reporting had to be scrubbed or explained away later.
A&E Editor’s Note: As of the publication of this article, Truth is awaiting a decision from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding the request for correction that AE911Truth and ten family members of 9/11 victims submitted to NIST on April 15, 2020. The request seeks corrections to eight separate items of information in NIST’s 2008 report on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, any of which would effectively force NIST to reverse its conclusion that fires caused the building’s destruction.
NIST refused to respond by August, 2020, their 120 day deadline. A&E for 9/11 truth has filed an appeal to have the court force them to respond, but don’t hold your breath.
In the meantime, AE911Truth is taking one further step toward correcting the record on the destruction of the Twin Towers with the publication of this article. This exhaustive review of 70 hours of 9/11 news coverage reveals that the hypothesis of explosions bringing down the Twin Towers was not only prevalent among reporters covering the events in New York City on 9/11 but was, in fact, the dominant hypothesis.
The widely held belief that the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of the airplane impacts and the resulting fires is, unbeknownst to most people, a revisionist theory. Among individuals who witnessed the event firsthand, the more prevalent hypothesis was that the Twin Towers had been brought down by massive explosions.
This observation was first made 14 years ago in the article, “118 Witnesses: The Firefighters’ Testimony to Explosions in the Twin Towers.” A review of interviews conducted with 503 members of the New York Fire Department (FDNY) in the weeks and months after 9/11 revealed that 118 of them described witnessing what they interpreted that day to be explosions. Only 10 FDNY members were found describing the destruction in ways supportive of the fire-induced collapse hypothesis.
The interviews of fire marshal John Coyle and firefighter Christopher Fenyo explicitly support this finding. Coyle remarked in his interview, “I thought it was exploding, actually. That’s what I thought for hours afterwards. . . . Everybody I think at that point still thought these things were blown up.” Similarly, Fenyo recalled in his interview, “At that point, a debate began to rage [about whether to continue rescue operations in the other, still-standing tower] because the perception was that the building looked like it had been taken out with charges.”
News reporters constitute another group of individuals who witnessed the event firsthand and whose accounts were publicly documented. While many people have seen a smattering of news clips on the internet in which reporters describe explosions, there has never been, as far as we know, a systematic attempt to collect these news clips and analyze them.
The authors then list the 36 reporters who brought us the Twin Towers’ explosive demolition on 9/11. Here are a few excerpts:
David Lee Miller, Fox News, 10:01 AM: “Suddenly, while talking to an officer who was questioning me about my press credentials, we heard a very loud blast, an explosion. We looked up, and the building literally began to collapse before us.[the South Tower] . . . Not clear now is why this explosion took place. Was it because of the planes that, uh, two planes, dual attacks this morning, or was there some other attack, which is — there has been talk of here on the street.”
Each collapse was preceded by a massive explosion that triggered it, including multiple preparatory explosions prior to the airplanes colliding with the towers. The South Tower collapse began a few seconds before 10am and the North Tower followed at 10:28am. As William Rodriguez, the janitor of the North Tower testified, several explosion occurred in the basement of the towers which blew out the elevator doors and all the windows of the lobby before the aircraft struck. Firefighters testified to seeing all the main floor windows blown out when first entering the building, and black smoke hanging high on the ceiling. Rodriguez told the 9/11 Commission all of this proof about explosives in the building but the Commission omitted his testimony from the report.
Pat Dawson, NBC, 11:55 AM: “Just moments ago I spoke to the Chief of Safety for the New York City Fire Department . . . [He] told me that shortly after 9 o’clock he had roughly 10 alarms, roughly 200 men in the building trying to effect rescues of some of those civilians who were in there, and that basically he received word of a possibility of a secondary device — that is, another bomb going off. He tried to get his men out as quickly as he could, but he said that there was another explosion which took place. And then an hour after the first hit here, the first crash that took place, he said there was another explosion that took place in one of the towers here. So obviously, according to his theory, he thinks that there were actually devices that were planted in the building. . .”
Dawson asks a police officer: “How would you describe your efforts to organize to the rescue effort now, given that we saw a sequence of events this morning? A sequence of crashes, then explosions, and then the collapses.”
Notice the key narrative that clearly includes the explosions before the collapse. Most debunkers try to say the collapse caused the sound of the explosions which is not true—the explosion clearly came before the collapse.
Cynthia McFadden, ABC “We’ve been told that all victims now who are taken out of the blast site are going to be taken here first. . . the first wave of rescue workers who went in were trapped, many of them killed by the second blast. . . .
Harold Dow, CBS “Yes, I arrived on the scene about an hour and a half ago. Believe it or not, there was another major explosion. The building itself, literally the top of it came down, sending smoke and debris everywhere..”
Anne Thompson, NBC “And I was walking on Broadway at Fulton, and suddenly we heard an explosion. It was the first tower coming down. And down Broadway you could just see this wall of debris flying at us. . . . It looked like a war zone. Debris, dust ankle deep, cars on fire, cars turned askew in the explosion. . . . Then at about 10:30 it looked like everything was all clear. I started to walk out. I walked down Broadway towards Canal. And we heard the second explosion.”
Notice that everyone hears a major explosion before the collapse of each tower. WTC Building 7 was an even more obvious controlled demolition, and firefighters there reported that they were told to evacuate the building because it was going to be “pulled” –a term that exclusively refers to controlled demolition. In past briefings I documented the official who went into the building after it had been evacuated. After finding no one in the control center, he heard multiple explosions going off inside as he was rushing down the stairs.
On my website, if you click on 9/11 update you can read most of the evidence pointing to this being a Deep State false flag operation, including my unique analysis of the attack on the Pentagon with a militarized drone airline, laden with explosives and carrying a missile under its wing which was shot into the Pentagon wall moments before impact.
Pilots for 9/11 Truth, of which I am a member, has the evidence of the radar tapes from the FAA showing how the hijacked planes rendezvoused with other aircraft coming from the West Coast, and then switched places. Here is a list of their digital downloads or DVDs. Look for 9/11: Intercepted for the story of modified aircraft and radar tracks. The other videos are excellent too, especially documenting how the crash at Shanksville could not have been a real airliner (it landed at Cleveland, OH and was put inside the NASA hangar).
As we mourn the needless deaths of over 3,000 people at the hands of the Deep State within government, take this opportunity to remind your children and grandchildren of the evidence this event provides toward understanding what a lethal threat the Deep State is to your lives and liberty. Sadly, too many conservatives have sent their children to public schools where they have become propagandized with leftist, politically correct philosophies, and where hard truths are ridiculed. It is little wonder they often despise their parents’ views and have become willfully blind to conspiracy.
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