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9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed By David Ray Griffin

September 6, 2012 by  

The attacks on 9/11 that brought down three New York skyscrapers and knocked a hole in the Pentagon were more than just attacks on Americans. This was an attack on democracy — or, as author David Ray Griffin calls it, a state crime against democracy (SCAD) — carried out by and with the assistance of various government officials, operatives and entities.

Griffin, in this his 10th book on 9/11, breaks down the lies and distortions that have been used by those responsible for this crime. He also discusses how and why the media have parroted the official lie and worked to suppress — rather than examine — what really happened that day. Additionally, as 10 years later applies to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (which he believes are among the reasons behind the attacks in the first place), he examines what those two wars have brought us and why America is still fighting there 10 years later in blatant disregard of the wishes of the majority of Americans (according to polls) who are ready for the wars to end.

Despite attempts (which have thus far been mostly successful) by government and the mainstream media to label the “truth movement” as a bunch of conspiracy-minded kooks, the movement continues to grow. This is evidenced by the growing ranks of professionals who question the official story and have joined “truth organizations.” This is probably surprising and no doubt troubling to those who committed the crimes. These organizations now include:

  • Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
  • Firefighters for 9/11 Truth.
  • Lawyers for 9/11 Truth.
  • Media Professionals for 9/11 Truth.
  • Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth.
  • Patriots Question 9/11.
  • Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth.
  • Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth.
  • Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice.
  • Scientists for 9/11 Truth.

Yet despite the best efforts of these groups to bring truth to the lie, conventional wisdom (or perhaps normalcy bias or, as Griffin terms it, American nationalism — which he considers the blinding faith) continues to hold sway over a majority of the country. Yet when one looks objectively at the evidence behind the official story — that Osama bin Laden-led (or inspired) terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed three of them into buildings in order to bring America to its knees — there is plenty of reason to question it.

While Griffin doesn’t discuss all the holes in the official story, he covers the big ones, beginning with the lie that 9/11 justified the war in Afghanistan.

In fact, the Afghanistan war was being planned as early as the late-1990s. In the mid-1990s, the U.S. government was supporting the Taliban, hoping they would unify the war-torn country enough that an oil and gas pipeline could be run from the Caspian Sea region through Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Indian Ocean. President Bill Clinton finally gave up on the Taliban late in his term.

But the George W. Bush Administration wanted to give the Taliban one more chance. During a four-day meeting in Berlin in July 2001, Bush representatives instructed the Taliban to create a government of “national unity” by sharing power with factions friendly to the United States. A U.S. official reportedly told the Taliban: “Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold or we bury you under a carpet of bombs.” After the Taliban refused, U.S. officials warned that military action would begin before the snow started falling, by mid-October at the latest.

While bin Laden has been blamed for orchestrating the attacks, the United States has provided no evidence of this beyond the statements of tortured al-Qaida operatives — including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — who claimed they did so only to make the torture stop. In fact, the Taliban offered several times to turn bin Laden over to the United States or a third-party country if only the U.S. would provide evidence of his complicity. The Bush Administration refused. It’s especially telling that bin Laden was never charged with 9/11 by the U.S. government.

The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission complained that they weren’t granted access to KSM or other captured al-Qaida operatives in order to take their testimony and, therefore, could not vouch for the testimony’s authenticity.


Do you believe in miracles? If you believe that airliners and the ensuing fires were responsible for the collapse of three New York skyscrapers, you do.

The theory espoused by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding the destruction of the World Trade Center is so profoundly unscientific that it cannot be accepted without endorsing miracles in that it violates the fundamental principles of physics and chemistry. Yet the official line has it that for a brief time “a miracle happened” and known laws of chemistry and physics were suspended.

Griffin points out nine miracles implied by the NIST account of the destruction of Building 7 of the World Trade Center (WTC 7) and the Center’s Twin Towers (WTC 1 and 2).

WTC 7 was a 47-story building that fell at 5:21 p.m. Its first miracle is that it was (according to the official account) the first high-rise building in history to be brought down solely by fire. Many in the truth movement regard WTC 7 as much more important to understand than the collapse of the towers because engineers have no plausible answers as to why it fell.

But Griffin details each of the miracles on each of the buildings and shows the official stories to be complete fabrications.

He also details the questions surrounding the Pentagon attack, first by trying to diffuse a thorny issue sidetracking the truth movement: What really hit the Pentagon; was it AA77 or something else?

The official hijacking story rests almost exclusively on calls supposedly made by passengers and crew — some on personal cellphones (another miracle) and others on seat-back phones — to loved ones and the airlines themselves. Griffin extensively examines whether passengers could have made these calls from their personal phones and how the FBI’s official accounts of these calls have changed.

He discusses the changing narrative about the events and timelines of key figures like Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Transportation Secretary Norman Minetta, among others.

Finally, Griffin explains how he believes the “official story” maintains the accepted narrative despite evidence of its implausibility and how that acceptance has resulted in a growing police state and loss of liberty.

Griffin’s book, published last year, is an excellent starting point for anyone with an open mind ready to look into what really happened on 9/11 and the consequences that have resulted from this SCAD.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • GALT

    Can you say TULIP? or REPUBLIC……….In Plane Sight……the video

    • Thor

      So…the engineers engaged by the conspirators were not smart enough to realize that the engineers who engage in the conspiracy theory would figure out that it was a conspiracy. What kind of logic produces such stuff?

      Oh…there is a vast difference between the kindling temperature of AvFuel and the temperature it produces in a fire. Most reputable engineers know this, Bob.

      Actually, you have to change the laws of physics for the conspiracy theory to work.

      Nice try….

      • hot dog

        Ahh,Thor! How the fire started and if it was the cause are irrelevant to the ideas of an “outside” conspiracy. Let’s use another rule. Follow the money trail. Yes, the Bin Laden family made big bucks on this, but who won and who lost? (outside of money).

      • GALT

        Thor………you mean the Laws of Physics that confirm you can fit a 757 though a 16 ft diameter hole, yet not leave any debris……inside or outside the Pentagon……?

      • Gimmesumadat Whatyougot


        Nothing worse than a closed mind. The public-at-large is sleeping, and closed off. While the ‘laws of nature’ continue on, unchanging. It is by those same laws that ‘Truth’ speaks. We cannot manipulate the laws of physics, to deny truth. Although, many will manipulate the truth, to deny the laws of justice!

        As posted previously, every time we barbecue, the intense heat of burning gas or charcoal, does not melt our grills. Even if you add more starter fluid directly to the flames! Jet fuel is just purified kerosene, and does not burn in open flame over 900 degrees. The only way to raise the burning temperature is by jetting O2 into the mix. Similar to an acetylene torch! Besides, the majority of fuel was lost to the outside of the buildings due to the fuel being carried inside the wings. Also, a smothered flame never reaches peak temperatures.

        David Ray Griffin has a great way of putting the ‘Timeline of Events’ into a concise record. The individual government branches own timeline does not jive with each other. And as we’ve seen, individual government officials and military officers narratives have changed over time.

        Politics has always played both sides against each other. As well as play fast and loose with truth and justice. Remember: Bill Clinton- “It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.”? Or G.W. Bush- : “only countries that thrive on hate build weapons of mass destruction”? By the way, who owns the worlds largest supply of active Nukes? (America) Perfect example of the Manipulation of words, to manipulate people.

        Saddam did not contribute to 9-11, and Bin Laden was nothing more than an errand boy for the C.I.A.

        Recap; Planes and fire did not bring the towers down, and fire alone did not take building no.7 down! Truth!

      • Rocky

        The more freedom we loose,the more naive people become.The government knows that very well! It is unbelievable ,how many people still believe in democracy in America. America it is not what use to be anymore-Socially,Economically,Military regardless of how hard we try. Look it the war in Iraq and Afghanistan-the longest in our history with our power? What is going ON ,America? Are we getting close to a Marshal Law? After we lost our houses and job, next think is, we will loose our freedom and life with out Freedom is senseless!
        God bless you Bob and keep up the good work! You are a patriot!

    • TIME

      Dear Galt,

      Excellent, presentation! Bravo.

      Peace and Love

      • GALT

        That has been around for quite a few years………I didn’t actually watch this version,
        which is probably the same……….as the one I have a copy of…….if it is the same,
        it should end with the Kansas City bombing…….and the 3 unexploded devices
        that were found in the building………yet never mentioned again.

        anyway, I’m glad you found it useful.

  • Charles Sproull

    What I have been wondering about the 9-11 attacks on the NY Twin Towers, is how many people knew ahead of time so they could be in the right place to film those airplanes as the flew into the towers.


      “Charles Sproull,” FANTASTIC COMMENTS!





    • Lena.Lenin

      Wait no longer! 9/11! We will never forget…What was that crazy white boy Bush and all the Imperialist Capitalist’s thinking anyway? Nothing much changes in the white man’s world, still oppressing the weak, poor and people of color. I hear they are filthy wealthy, trillions in debt and still printing that paper dollar…dem crazy whitey’s…never could understand their useless thinking. I forgive them, as I ship them all off to iceland or some barely known jungle and FORGET them and their mess! P.s. Sending that O.J. Simpson with them as punishment as they are of like minds! still shaking my head in wtf? Lot’s of Love there Christopher! And Smile! ms spooky white lena.!

      • Jim C.

        Lena.Lenin: Pres. Obama has added more to the national debt than any President in history. The entire debt created by all previous Presidents put together was $10 trillion. Obama has added another $6 trillion in less than four years. That makes the total debt of all past “whitey” Presidents look like peanuts!

      • Lena

        To Jim C. Thanx for your comments on Uncle Obammy as I call him. First of all Obama is only half black, he has a white mother as we all know. People got on the ban wagon of the first Black president to hold office in Amerika. I was undecided on who my vote would go to that day, driving past my polling place a total of 5 times as I was transporting some of the youth to the next city over from mine. I knew McCain was a dead no for my choice. I knew Obama was a slight maybe. I am a careful thinker and a lover of History. I do not leap before I look type Gal. My car wanted to pull in a vote for Obammy, however my heart told me different. I did end up voting, however, I threw it to a third party. Had to. lol . P.s. I am a 52 year young white disabled Lady. Luckily for me, having 5 children divorced with husband deceased in 2009 (he was not a very good provider so his ss is small) I worked harder than most men in one day versus their 1 week. I paid in dearly out of my 12 bucks an hour doing mostly men type jobs, hammer in hand, water and fire restoration, which then paid hardly any as it does now. Long story short, my arms gave out…can’t lift much or hold more than 10 lbs of anything over my head. At that time I also had a small self cleaning business and did in home daycare (certified by the state) as time allowed me. I only wish I could be in the workforce again….life can throw Ya! Obama to me with all do respect and disrespect is a Hood Hustler and a Poverty Pimp and basically NO different then the rest of our recent presidents…Argh! When will someone stand up who can truly represent for the working class poor and oppressed? Bankers and Politicians are have a game going on. Who is the puppet? I will leave that to you to answer, but it sure ain’t ME.!

    • Lena

      Hope you smiled at my comment. It was a had to moment…..

    • Gimmesumadat Whatyougot

      WOW! Bigotry is hatred and against God’s laws. What rock did you crawl out from under? And, it’s not 1950 anymore. There is no excuse for racial remarks, here or anywhere.

  • Suave

    Thank God there are still Patriots that will not let this subject die. Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.

    • Lena

      Yes indeed…no pun intended!

  • Sandy for 9/11 Truth

    You left out a couple of important organizations:
    Military Officers for 9/11 Truth
    Pilots For 9/11 Truth
    World for 9-11 Truth

    • TIME

      Dear Sandy,

      Good catch.

      Peace and Love

  • HanziesMom

    No-one will ever convince me that George W Bush orchestrated killing 3000 Americans and harming several thousand others just to start a war that neither he nor anyone else wanted. Only crackpots would believe it. Sorry, just does NOT wash!

    • DAVE

      The plans to attack Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, and Libya were on the drawing board WAY before 911. What’s 3000 Americans? 58,000 died in Nam. They were just considered collateral damage. Bush really wanted war in Iraq. Saddam tried to whack his daddy

    • GALT

      Yeah homo sapiens are really super intelligent……so have you read your horoscope today?

      • TIME

        Dear Galt,

        So thats the key, the daily horOscope, I bet thats where V Less gets his ideas..

        Hey Galt, you may really enjoy the youtube feed: The Cross of Thoth the production level is super, and the content truly very interesting.


        Peace and Love

      • GALT

        I’ll take a look….

    • phideaux

      First for the purpose of this comment we will assume that 9/11 was a US government conspirecy. Second based on that assumption I doubt very seriously Bush knew anything about the conspiresy. It is most likely he was fooled by the conspoirators just like the rest of us.

    • RealitySux

      Dubya was probably nothing more than an accessory before and after the fact (after all, besides nuns, being amid children is the best alibi one could conjure).. No, I attribute this farce to his good buddy Chaney.. Check HIS alibi, trace HIS steps before, during and after the incident and prove me wrong.. There’s a lot of bunk on you tube about this disaster but some are difficult to ignore. Chaney is you’re head man on this, not the dumb founded Dubya.

    • Kevin Beck

      And no one will convince me the opposite is true.

      Until you recognize that ALL politicians are against their own citizens, you will have trouble with logic. The political class always wants to find ways to divide the populace.

      The more power we allow the political class to have, the less freedom we all have.

      At this point, I could quote from “War Pigs,” but I already threw enough data your way.

  • Mike Young

    One problem with getting a conspiracy going is that everyone you try to recruit is a possible risk. A domestic 9/11 conspiracy would have required a cast of thousands. Impossible. Also, out of this giant conspracy someone with first hand knowledge would have come forward for the book deal of the century. Nobody has.

    • TIME

      Dear Mike,

      I understand your in the box thinking pattern, I used to be just like you. Then just as quickly as the rain comes and goes, I awoke.

      You see Armys of people will do the work of pure evil as its what they so enjoy – thus the reward is in the “act” not the book deal.
      As well Anyone who is a possible risk well I don’t think that needs explanation.

      On the BBC they were stating that building WTT 7 had fallen they even had pictures. Yet a firend who was an “EYE Wittness” was standing there looking at building 7 still standing when the BBC stated it had fallen and showed pictures of it doing so.
      So tht begs the question – how did the BBC have footage of an event that had not happened yet?
      I am sure it was just a TIME WARP – you know how news slows down as it goes over the ocean in that large circle.

      I myself really find it rather strange how there is no ground nor water in the pictures of the plane hitting the building on the water side, Its just a blue color – yet the other tower you can clearly see the street and ground area below.
      Again it has to be that TIME WARP.

      Also keep in mind Pilots who flys these plane’s daily state that the turn radius alone would have torn the wings off at least two of the plane’s. Let alone that the alledged motors found were not the type used on the alledged aircraft.
      But I am sure they really don’t know anything about flying planes, so they must be fools or even idiots – perhaps both.

      Then there’s that damm pesky “NORAD Stand Down Order.”
      Again that’s for sure just some crazy BS thats clearly been recorded by some nut case afterward.

      Mike, add up the pieces of the puzzel – they don’t fit.

      But Mike if you so feel that you know the truth about this event, well good on ya!

      Peace and Love

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  • Jeff

    Three jets crash and no black boxes? This human garbage, Cheney and his cronies will not be with us much longer.

  • Robert Rashbrooke

    Having just watched the video, it seems entirely plausible, except….

    Four commercial airline flights were SUPPOSED to have been involved in the event, but actual film footage seems to show other types of aircraft were actually involved in hitting the two twin towers. So where did the real commercial planes go to disappear if they did not in fact hit the towers, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania, since they and their passengers have not been seen since??

    The Pentagon filming is the most puzzling aspect of the events on that day since there seems to be no indication at all that any plane ever hit the building. Why would the authorities censor and curtail any filming that supported the idea that it WAS a plane that caused the damage and thus amplify and reinforce their conjecture that we were being subjected to a terrorist attack.

    • LC

      Exactly! The Pentagon raised my suspicions of the events of the entire day coupled with flight 93 and the supposed heroism of Americans aboard. I don’t mean any disrespect to them or their surviving families however the evidence of that ‘CRASH’ are unlike any other crash landing that I have ever witnessed in my entire life.
      My conclusions; The Americans aboard those flights were the first to see the inside walls of GITMO and have probably been disposed of in a mass grave near there. OR they could be hidden in some other secret facility that our gov’t hides from US all. As for what happen in Pennsylvania, that flight was blown out of the sky, PERIOD There’s no way that all the pieces of that plane would be under 10 inches if it were as they say.
      We need to crucify all involved then and since, because they ALL continuie to hide this from US. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!

  • Carl Manning – Sic Semper Tyrannis

    As a TRUE AMERICAN, I salute you Bob Livingston for embracing the PURE UNADULTERATED TRUTH and having the manliness to face the TRUTH head on. There are far too many blinded American Sheeple still drinking the Kool-Aid put out b y the GOP, the DemoCommies, and the MSM triumvirate of madness. They have all almost succeeded in making patriotism a religion here that sacrifices our innocent young men and women and countless innocents across the globe in the Muslim world over nothing more than hideously evil lies.

    I would like to add one more group to your list – Some of their information regarding the planes will blow everyone’s minds. There is no way aerodynamically that a 757 could fly at the speed of 550 mph at approxcimately 700′ above sea level without completely imploding upon itself from the aerodynamic pressure. The pilots who have flown those same yets that allegedly crashed all said there is no way those planes can attain that speed at 700′ above sea level. A NASA flight director attested to the same fact along with the man who owns Leer Jets himself who is one of the most accomplished test pilots in the world.

    The Twin Towers and WTC-7 all fell at virtual freefall, which only occurs with controlled demolition. All architects and virtually every structural engineer knows that never in the history of mankind has any steel skyscraper ever fallen solely due to fire. Most chemical, mechanical, and material engineers know quite well that steel melts at much much higher temperatures than airplane kerosene jet fuel. Most engineers, physicists, and architects are quite well aware that aluminum planes can’t easily pass through 2″ thick steel columns without considerable deformation, yet captured video of the planes entering the buildings show the planes slipping right through the buildings like a hand sliding effortlessly into a glove. Traces of military-grade supernanothermite, a very effective explosive, were found at the site and analyzed for verification. There were over 200 Israeli Mossad agents arrested in the NYC area immediately after 911, all of whom were released. The MSM reports of these arrests were all suppressed afterwards, yet can be readily confirmed on youtube videos. While it is true that many firefighters and policemen lost their lives in the towers, many of the so-called other “3,000″ victims of the Twin Towers were completely fictionalized by using computer morphing technology which was quite advanced even in 2001. See “vicsimsreport” for proof of this. Also, many awkward “conversations” played by the media of flight attendants or the hero of Flight 93 were fabricated using very sophisticated technology that was available in 2001 that can take only several words captured in a recorded conversation and virtually build a simulated voice. This same technolgy was used in the myriad of proven fake Osama bin Laden propaganda bogey-man videos put out by the CIA which controls the American MSM along with, I suspect, many Mossad agents and/or members of B’nai Brith as well.

    A missile hit the Pentagon. This is well-proven on the site, This flightpath of the missile is completely reconstructed on their website proving beyond the shadow of any doubt that there was no way physically possible that a 757 could make those wild turns that only a missile could make. Even Donald Rumsfeld was caught on several occasions letting the cat out of the bag with a slip of the tongue on this one. The 1.2 trillion Pentagon dollars unaccounted for by Donald Rumsfeld was effectively erased from further verification when the missile precisely hit and destroyed those files.

    With the success of the propaganda campaign put out by both political parties and the CIA-controlled MSM and the legions of blithering mindless idiots in Talk Radio, God only knows what these psychos have planned next. Cheney killed Senator Paul Wellstone when he was about to go public about 911. His plane was shot down with a high-intensity microwave laser approximately 5 miles before landing. The white van housing the laser was seen by eyewitnesses to be speeding away after the plane was shot at which time it immediately began to “crab” (fly sideways). Cheney killed the DC Madam, Jeannette Palfrey, whose callgirl(s) found out some information about 911 from some of their DC clientele. She was about to go public and was “suicided” down in Florida. We have a federal government run by the CIA which is capable of unimaginable evil. The sooner we learn this, the sooner we can all take our country back. OUR IGNORANCE IS KILLING US!!!

  • Carl Manning – Sic Semper Tyrannis

    The hideous evil of this apostate government in the District of Criminals must be called out for what it truly is – EVIL AND ROTTEN TO ITS CORE. It is in my opinion satanic in its endless embracing of lies, lies, and more lies to cover up its evil. Why do we continue to elect idiots in both political parties who have been spoonfed to us by their willing accomplices in the MSM who embrace these endless fabricated lies???

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    • http://none Charlie

      Bob,,,thanks for your expose of 911 criminality IF you and others can call together a Grand Jury of Bible Christians to indict the Hi Treason criminals under Biblical Law since The Bible was the first “Constitution” in the early American states,,,and,,,Bush in Office at the time of 911 had already called in a “Curse” on We The Peoples Constitution…
      Remember he said “””the constitution is just a “””damn piece of paper”””, when he said that, it was a lie plus, he was asking some God / god to damn The Constitution…
      Which is enough proof for Us to say Bush is a heathen and also in Treason against King Jesus , The King of America… So,,,
      Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation…
      BTW, I am willing to be on the above Grand Jury…

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  • Toy

    Whilst most of us didn’t know about WTC 7 until much later, the intriguing little number WTC 6 is a really elusive beast that’s barely mentioned on Youtube, you need to Google hard. A real Nakatomi* Tower job. Gold is one thing that doesn’t turn to dust all that easily!
    *Die Hard.
    It is astonishing that a majority seem to believe what the “9/11 Omission Report”, feeds them.


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