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The Challenge Shuttle Explosion - $75 Million

Columbia Disaster - $50 Million

Bill Clinton’s sexual activity - $40 Million

September 11th 2001 - $3 Million to start; $9 Million increase after requested.

It would seem to most, given the extremely effective and unprecedented nature of the 9/11 events, that there would be a

great deal of interest to find out anything and everything, as fast as possible. This would make sense if the intent of gov-

ernment was to actually show the truth, that is.


See David Ray Griffin, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, Northampton: Olive Branch [Interlink Books],

2005, 282-95.


James Mann, Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet (New York: Viking, 2004), 316, 327-31.


These statements are quoted in Peter Lance, Cover Up: What the Government is Still Hiding about the War on Terror, New

York: Harper-Collins/ReganBooks, 2004, 139-40.

(9) [Terrorism]

[Terrorism: 1) systematic use of terror, manifesting itself in violence or intimidation, for generating fear.]

“Armed with knives. Armed with chemical, biological; nuclear weapons. Fanatics. Terrorists. September 11th.

September 11th. Killers. September 11th. Terrorists. Terrorists. Al Qaeda. Terrorists. Nuclear weapons. Terror.

9/11. Terror. Terror. Terror. Evil.”

“September 11th. September 11th. The terrorists. War and danger. September 11th. Terrorism. Global terrorism.

Terrorism. Terrorist. Terrorist. Terrorist. Terrorist. Terrorist. The terrorists. Terrorists. Terrorists. Terrorism. Sep-

tember 11th. Global terrorism. Terrorism. Terrorism. Terrorists. September 11th. World terrorism. Terrorists. Ter-

rorism. September 11th. Global Terrorism.

“September the 11th. Terrorist. Terrorist. Terrorist. Terrorist. Terrorist. Weapons of mass destruction. September

the 11th. September the 11th. Terrorists. The evil terrorists. Terrorists. Terrorists know.”

-“Terrorism. The words are hypnotically repeated. Terrorism. Terrorist. Terrorist threat. And of course, believe-to-

be-linked-to-al-Qaeda. But, it’s the so-called War on Terrorism that’s in our faces practically 24/7 as the inescap-

able focus of our existence.”

“One day, our grandchildren will look back on this time, and ask ‘how was the war on terror won?’”

“The entire US ruling class, ruling elite, comes to see terrorism as the preferred means, indeed the only means

to provide social cohesion, to provide an enemy image for the society to keep it together. According to Neo-Con

theory from Carl Schmitt, you have to have an enemy image in order to have a society. ...it’s a very dangerous

thing, because now it means that the entire social order, the political parties, intellectual life, politics in general,

all based on a monstrous myth. Monstrous myth.”

[Terrorism: 2) technique used by Governments to manipulate public opinion in order to further an agenda.]

[Voice of Ted Gunderson, former FBI chief of LA, Dallas & Memphis operations.]

“Look, the CIA has done in this country, what they’ve done to us is unbelievable. Look at the terrorist acts that

have occurred… the CIA behind most if not all of them. We have the marine barracks, we had our embassy in

Kenya, we had PanAm 103, we had the USS Cole, we had Oklahoma city, we had the World Trace Center in 1993.”

“(...) FBI that helped of the terrorists blow up the World Trace Center the first time. They built the bomb, they got

their drivers’ licenses.”

“The informant, the FBI informant-a fellow named Salem, a 43 year old former Egyptian army officer. He was

given the assignment to put the bomb together and he went to his supervisor, his FBI supervisor, and he said

we’re going to put a dummy bomb in here, right? And the FBI supervisor said “no, we’re gonna put a real bomb.”

“FBI agents might have been able to prevent last February’s deadly explosion at New York’s world trade center...

it discussed secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, but they didn’t according to the FBI’s own

informant, Emad Salem. Unbenounced to the FBI at the time, Salem recorded many of his conversations with his


“Unfortunately for them, there were only 6 people killed. Not enough to pass the [anti-terror] legislation. So what

happened is two years later, April 19, 1995 down comes Oklahoma City Murrah building. 168 people killed… one

year later, the anti-terrorism legislation, which takes away many of our constitutional rights and civil liberties, is


[Madrid 2004]

[7/7/2005 London

Three trains and a bus were bombed, killing 56 people.]

[That morning, an “Anti-terror exercise” just happened to be taking place as well

Dealing with…




- “Because at half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of a 1000 people in

London, based on simultaneous bombs going off, precisely at the railway stations that happened this morning,

so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing upright…”

- “To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this, and it happened

while you were running the exercise?”


[Yeah… that’s right.




“We’re supposed to believe it’s some kind of coincidence, that was also an anti-terrorist drill going on on 7/7,

and again, just like 9/11, they were talking about attacks on the same targets, the same tube stations, at exactly

the same time as the actual attack happened... providing some kind of cover for what must be operations orches-

trated in some way by the state.”

[Since Sept. 11th: Military Spending has increased by 100 Billion a Year; Nearly all of the Bill of Right have been

subverted; Two “preemptive wars killing over 800,000 (conservatively) have been waged]


The above fragmented testimony covers the follow issues:

1) Testimony of FBI Ted Gunderson & 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

2) 7/7/2005 London Bombings / Drill

3) Use of Terrorism as a basis for fear ; influence of Political Policy/Legislation/Militarism

1) Testimony of FBI Ted Gunderson & 1993 World Trade Center Bombing:

Theodore L. Gunderson (born 7 November 1928) is a retired United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent

In Charge. 1 Gunderson has repeated claimed (as stated in Zeitgeist) that the FBI and CIA have conducted false flag do-

mestic terrorism, including the 1993 bombing of the WTC. 2

While we will present the evidence here for review with regard to the possibility that the FBI helped carry out the 1993

bombing of the WTC, it is interesting to reflect on the extreme nature of such an admission by a retired FBI Special Agent.

For those who subscribe to the idea of authority as a source for valid info, you can’t get much better than this. Gunderson

is a 27-year FBI veteran. He was the bureau chief in charge of the Los Angeles FBI. In Los Angeles, Gunderson had over

700 people under his command and operated a $22 million budget.

However, that said, let’s review the actual evidence:


Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI [ Link: http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=8h406aDUeL4C&dq=%22Soc


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Now, the crucial issue with the 1993 Bombing of the WTC is the indisputable fact that it was, in effect, the FBI that

bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. They had infiltrated a group with an FBI informant, Emad Ali Slam and gave the

green light to literally set off the explosive even though it was not needed for the arrests to be made. None of this would

be known today if it were not for the FBI’s undercover agent Salem taping his conversations with his FBI handlers (unbe-

knownst to them). Salem thought that the FBI might try to pin it on him so he took measures to protect himself. Indeed,

without the FBI the ‘93 WTC bombing would never have happened, as it was agent Salem who built the bomb for the

would-be Muslim “terrorists.” Salem is on record via these secret recordings as stating that he wanted to use fake ingredi-

ents for the “bomb” but the FBI ordered him to make a real one. When the making of the bomb was complete Salem told

the FBI that they could now arrest the would-be terrorists, but the FBI refused to stop the bombing.

That summery stated, let’s put the evidence together:

On Oct 28th 1993, The New York Times published:

“Mr. Salem, a 43-year-old former Egyptian army officer, was used by the Government to penetrate a circle of

Muslim extremists now charged in two bombing cases: the World Trade Center attack and a foiled plot to destroy

the United Nations, the Hudson River tunnels and other New York City landmarks. He is the crucial witness in

the second bombing case, but his work for the Government was erratic, and for months before the trade center

blast, he was feuding with the F.B.I. Supervisor ‘Messed It Up’... The [secretly recorded tape] transcript quotes Mr.

Salem as saying that he wanted to complain to F.B.I. headquarters in Washington about the bureau’s failure

to stop the bombing, but was dissuaded by an agent identified as John Anticev... In another point in the

transcripts, Mr. Salem recounts a conversation he said he had with Mr. Anticev, saying, “I said, ‘Guys, now you

saw this bomb went off and you both know that we could avoid that.’ “ At another point, Mr. Salem says, “You get

paid, guys, to prevent problems like this from happening.” 1

On Oct. 27th 1993, the NYTs published:

“The informer at the center of the Government’s case in the plot to bomb New York City landmarks had a volatile

relationship with his handlers, often quarreling with F.B.I. agents who used him to infiltrate a group of Muslim

extremists who have been charged in the plot, according to transcripts of secretly taped conversations... Some

of the most striking passages in the transcripts show Mr. Salem agonizing over what he suggests was the

failure of the F.B.I., despite his information, to halt the Feb. 26 bombing of the trade center, in which six people

were killed. Although Mr. Salem is not a witness in that case, he was working with the Government at that time.

“They told me that ‘we want to set this,“ Mr. Salem said, referring to the bomb in a conversation on April 1

with John Anticev, one of the F.B.I. agents he reported to, and sometimes complained to others about. “ ‘What’s

the right place to put this?’ ” 2

Audio of some of the recordings made can be heard here, via a WBAI broadcast:

[ http://nwo.media.xs2.net/tape/SalemWBAI.mp3 ]

In this audio recording of Emad A. Salem in conversation with one of his FBI handlers, Special Agent John Anticev

(recorded unbeknownst to him), Salem admits a number of times to building, with the supervision of the FBI and

the District Attorney of New York, the bomb that exploded in the North Tower (Tower One) of the World Trade

Center on February 26, 1993. FBI Special Agent John Anticev doesn’t disagree with Salem’s account of the event,

and indeed Anticev admits in the recording that Salem has only ever told him and the FBI the truth.

The below transcript is from 2:57 to 4:31 min:sec from the longer clip (SalemWBAI.mp3):

-Salem: Okay. Alright. I don’t think it was. If that’s what you think guys, fine, but I don’t think that because we was

start already building the bomb which is went off in the World Trade Center. It was built by supervising

supervision from the Bureau and the D.A. and we was all informed about it and we know that the bombs

start to be built. By who? By your confidential informant. What a wonderful, great case!

-Anticev: Well.

-Salem: And then he put his head in the sand and said “Oh, no, no, that’s not true, he is son of a bitch.” [Deep

breath.] Okay. It’s built with a different way in another place and that’s it.

-Anticev: No, don’t make any rash decisions. I’m just trying to be as honest with you as I can.

-Salem: Of course, I appreciate that.





Salem was a former Egyptian army officer and the explosives expert within Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman’s circle of

followers. The fact that Salem was the explosives expert and bomb-builder within Sheik Rahman’s circle is further

reinforced by the fact that Salem tried to get the FBI to allow him to secretly substitute harmless powder for the

explosives, but the FBI wouldn’t allow it, as noted in the aforementioned NYTs report. 1 There is simply no getting

around the fact that Salem was the one who built the bomb under orders and supervision of the FBI. The question

becomes: Why did the FBI not use harmless powder when they knew they could achieve prosecution for the

intent, once the fake bomb was built? Why did they allow the murder of people when it could have been thwarted

easily, since they had fully infiltrated the terror group with their informant?

2) 7/7/2005 London Bombings / Drill:

On July 7th 2005, a series of suicide attacks on London’s public transport system occurred during the morning rush hour,

killing 52 and injuring around 700. The bombings were alledgedly carried out by four Muslim men.

That morning of 7/7, a mock terror drill was taking place. Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants, a private

firm on contract to the London Metropolitan Police, described in a BBC interview how he had organized and conducted

the anti-terror drill, on behalf of an unnamed client.

The fictional scenario was based on simultaneous bombs going off at virtually the same time at the underground stations

where the real attacks were occurring:

POWER: At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand

people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this

morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now.

HOST: To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it

happened while you were running the exercise?

POWER: Precisely, and it was about half past nine this morning, we planned this for a company and for obvious

reasons I don’t want to reveal their name but they’re listening and they’ll know it. And we had a room full of crisis

managers for the first time they’d met and so within five minutes we made a pretty rapid decision that this is the

real one and so we went through the correct drills of activating crisis management procedures to jump from slow

time to quick time thinking and so on. 2

Given the extreme nature of “coincidence” expressed, Mr. Power was naturally asked many questions by concerned

individuals. In an auto-reply email response he created, he states: “... It is confirmed that a short number of ‘walk through’

scenarios planed [sic] well in advance had commenced that morning for a private company in London (as part of a wider

project that remains confidential) and that two scenarios related directly to terrorist bombs at the same time as the ones

that actually detonated with such tragic results. One scenario in particular, was very similar to real time events... In short,

our exercise (which involved just a few people as crisis managers actually responding to a simulated series of activities

involving, on paper, 1000 staff) quickly became the real thing and the players that morning responded very well indeed to

the sudden reality of events....Beyond this no further comment will be made...” 3

Power’s email response also suggests that mock drills are undertaken very frequently, as a matter of routine, and that

there was nothing particularly out of the ordinary in the exercise conducted on July 7th, which just so happened to coin-

cide with the real terror attacks. This, of course, is wishful thinking at best. The odds of such a thing occurring are beyond

remote and what is fascinating about this fact is how it meshes in context with 9/11 and the “hijack- crash into building

drill(s)” going on then as well. So, in that context, we go from “coincidence” to “pattern”.

3) Use of Terrorism as a basis for fear ; Influence Political Policy / Legislation / Militarism

In Sept. 2003, upon the invasion of Iraq, now former member of British Parliament Michael Meacher wrote an

article entitled “This War on Terrorism is Bogus”:




BBC Radio Interview, 7 July 2005


London Underground Exercises: Peter Power Responds, Jon Rappoport, July 13 2005

“Massive attention has now been given - and rightly so - to the reasons why Britain went to war against Iraq. But

far too little attention has focused on why the US went to war, and that throws light on British motives too. The

conventional explanation is that after the Twin Towers were hit, retaliation against al-Qaida bases in Afghanistan

was a natural first step in launching a global war against terrorism. Then, because Saddam Hussein was alleged

by the US and UK governments to retain weapons of mass destruction, the war could be extended to Iraq as well.

However this theory does not fit all the facts. The truth may be a great deal murkier.

We now know that a blueprint for the creation of a global Pax Americana was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now

vice-president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld’s deputy), Jeb Bush (George

Bush’s younger brother) and Lewis Libby (Cheney’s chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America’s

Defences, was written in September 2000 by the neoconservative think tank, Project for the New American

Century (PNAC).

The plan shows Bush’s cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein

was in power. It says “while the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a

substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.” ”

He concludes his article by stating:

“The conclusion of all this analysis must surely be that the “global war on terrorism” has the hallmarks

of a political myth propagated to pave the way for a wholly different agenda - the US goal of world hegemony,

built around securing by force command over the oil supplies required to drive the whole project. Is collusion in

this myth and junior participation in this project really a proper aspiration for British foreign policy? If there was

ever need to justify a more objective British stance, driven by our own independent goals, this whole depressing

saga surely provides all the evidence needed for a radical change of course.” 1

In Conclusion:

The events of 9/11 changed the global social/political climate dramatically, triggering a series of events, such as two wars

and the removal many civil liberties, which would simply not have been tolerated if the 9/11 events had not transpired. It is

up to you the individual to consider the two basic “Conspiracy Theories” discussed above.

However, it is worth pointing out that in order for the Government’s Conspiracy Theory to hold true, not just a few of the

contrary claims presented here need to be resolved or dis-proven... ALL OF THEM DO. In the preceding data, 100s of

points are made which contradict/challenge the Government’s Official Story. Each one of these claims, albeit

ambiguous at times, must be addressed and correctly countered in order for the Official Story to be held as viable.

Likewise, the frame of reference for these points here should be taken cumulatively and logically. While each point stands

on its own, the picture painted when everything is brought together creates a probabilistic view which serves to create

what we could call “The Truth” of 9/11. If you objectively compare this data set and inferential assessment to the “Official”

theory, you will likely find that very little evidence serves to support the government’s account, while nearly everything

points to an inside job.

I would like to thank the tireless researchers, which much of this info was extracted, who have risked their reputations

and careers to pursue this complex and emotionally charged issue. The taboo nature of such research still attracts a very

biased reaction, often in the form of an intellectual bigotry which works to demean anyone who dares to question what has

become a nearly religious event. Each one of us owes it to ourselves and our fellow human beings to understand social

events of this kind so we can work to prevent them, regardless of how inconvenient the realizations and conclusions might

be as to their source. It is your duty as a human being and a member of society to understand acts of such horror in total

truth - so we can then work together to prevent it by whatever means necessary.

-Peter Joseph



Part Three: Don’t Mind the Men Behind The Curtain


Zeitgeist: The Movie Part 3 presents a shotgun tour through the subjects of Central Banking, War Pretexts, Banking

Panics, the Military Industrial Complex, Media Culture and ultimately the mental neurosis and deadly addiction known as

“Power.” The central theme is how society is often misled when it comes to certain pivotal historical events, what those

events serve in function, along with how the over