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Saturday, March 04, 2006

The secret 9/11 evidence: what is the government hiding?

March 3, 2006

A society of experts and scholars has now joined with Judicial Watch in calling for release of videos that are being held by the Department of Defense, which are essential to understanding events at the Pentagon that transpired on September 11, 2001. Scholars for 9/11 Truth, which is dedicated to exposing falsehoods and establishing truths about the events of 9/11, has gone beyond Judicial Watch by calling for the release of other films and evidence that, its officers maintain, are essential to understanding 9/11.

"It is outrageous that the government is withholding this vital information", said James H. Fetzer, founder and co-chair of the society. "This concerns one of the monstrous events of our time and deserves to be in the public domain." The group, whose members include such prominent figures as David Ray Griffin, Morgan Reynolds, John McMurtry, Wayne Madsen, Robert Bowman, Webster Tarpley, and Andreas von Buelow, has been speaking out against what its own research suggests has been complicity by elements of the administration in the crime.

They are calling for immediate release of the full Pentagon surveillance tape as well as video tapes seized by FBI agents minutes after the Pentagon hit; a complete inventory of the plane wreckage and debris from Flights 11, 77, 93, 175 or any other aircraft that crashed or was destroyed on September 11, 2001, including, but not limited to their location (whether warehoused or otherwise), catalog of photographs and videotapes taken of any items from the planes, and results of all tests and examinations conducted concerning any of these items.

Experts Call for Release of 9/11 Evidence
PRWeb, March 1, 2006

I would like to specifically emphasize, once again, that just like in the case of the Oklahoma City Bombing where a surveillance tape shot by a camera pointed out into a public street has been classified by the authorities, many of the pieces of evidence being requested now fall into the same category: they were recordings of events taking place in a location open to the public; while such recordings can be made secret temporarily while the investigation into a crime is ongoing permanent removal of such recordings from the public domain can not possibly be justified and is an assault on our freedom. It is also a threat to our security as it allows the law enforcement to avoid pressure and censure in the event some corrupt law enforcement officials decide to turn a criminal investigation into a sham.

The tapes of the Pentagon strike - some of them, if not all - were also shot from a public location and depict what just about anybody could have seen. presents some very interesting details of this whole situation in an article titled "Government Responds to Flight 77 FOIA Request":

According to a Washington Times news report that has been removed from the Web (still available on the "Wayback Machine" search engine), hotel employees had time enough to watch "the film in shock and horror several times before the FBI confiscated the video as part of its investigation."

As for the gas station, which is "open only to Defense Department personnel," it is "the last structure between the Pentagon and the hillside that, hours later, would become a wailing knoll." Its owner was interviewed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch in December 2001:

Velasquez says the gas station's security cameras are close enough to the Pentagon to have recorded the moment of impact. "I've never seen what the pictures looked like," he said. "The FBI was here within minutes and took the film." (Article archived at

The swift confiscations are suspicious; the agents were obviously dispatched to grab the videos immediately after the Pentagon was struck.

Within minutes? Not bad for an agency incapable of even properly processing a criminal trying to turn himself in. And also remember that those were surprise attacks no one could have imagined. Yet the FBI knew exactly where to go to colect those tapes. Gotta' love those fed supermen (and women)!

To conclude here let me state that I do not know what is being hidden here; it is possible that some of the evidence contains nothing of consequence and is being held by the government for the sole purpose of having independent 9/11 researchers go down a wrong track. The possibilities here are numerous and I wouldn't be able to even list them all; I also feel I don't need to. It is sufficient that I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that the results of the so-called official investigation into the events of 9/11 are worthless. We have got this monstrous crime that has not been resolved; quite possibly, those responsible for it have not been held to account. This is an outrage that is crying out to all of us.

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