Yes, Dick Cheney. We Have Heard Anything To The Contrary.

Posted on September 11, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

RethinkIs it presumptuous to say there will be a real investigation of events which occurred on September 11, 2001? There are two ways of looking at the term “real investigation”. What ended up as the official “9/11 Commission Report” was not a real investigation. It was a cover up, a deception, and/or a whitewash, but one thing it was not: an investigation into the truth of what occurred on 9/11. In the context of the 9/11 Commission, a real investigation would include presentations and testimony from a far larger group of men and women the world over.

The men and women who would become involved in a real investigation as opposed to the 9/11 Commission – from which they had been excluded – are people from around the Earth who have since September 11, 2001 actually conducted the real investigation. These are men and women who, if they had the power to subpoena witnesses for testimony under oath, would probably have solved the case of who was behind 9/11 long ago.

Norman Mineta, a member of the Bush administration cabinet, testified to the 9/11 Commission about the morning of September 11, when he was in the same command facility with then Vice President Dick Cheney in the below ground levels of the White House, after the airliners struck the Twin Towers. Mineta described how a young military officer was coming to the facility to tell Cheney about a plane being followed on radar approaching the Pentagon, and that his first contact with Cheney was where he told Cheney, “the plane is fifty miles away”.

Minutes later, the young military officer came down to the White House basement command facility and told Cheney, “the plane is thirty miles away”. The young military officer finally came down minutes later and said to Cheney, “The plane is ten miles away. Do the orders still stand?”  Mineta then testified that Cheney told the military officer, “Of course the orders still stand! Have you heard anything to the contrary?”

Now, if by some odd chance Dick Cheney comes to read these words, your question “Have you heard anything to the contrary?” shall now be used in a way that is far out of context. It will be as if someone asked you if the official 9/11 Commission Report still stands, and not in the context of the stand-down orders related to the plane ten miles away from the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Then your response would go something like this: “Of course the 9/11 Commission Report still stands! Have you heard anything to the contrary?”

In contrast to the young military officer’s inability to answer Dick Cheney in the affirmative, there are many who will answer his totally taken out-of-context version of the question in the affirmative. In other words: “Yes, Dick Cheney. We have heard anything to the contrary” – to the official 9/11 Commission Report. And, Mr. Cheney, “contrary” to the conspiracy theorists your boss George W. Bush told the American people to avoid, the people who’ve heard anything to the contrary are some of the most sober-minded, intelligent, straightforward, and patriotic men and women on the Earth.

Included in this group of “contrarians” are many thousands of men and women architects, engineers, physicists, pilots, firefighters, military current and retired, university professors in all fields of study, artists, researchers, both independent and professional investigative journalists, documentary filmmakers, attorneys, and the list goes on, and on, and on…

If you haven’t stopped reading Mr. Cheney, could you and your old boss George W. Bush offer a joint statement to these thousands of very intelligent and patriotic people; maybe your shared take on Building 7’s collapse into its own footprint, which they are really puzzled about; or seriously address their concerns that some persons besides the hijackers were behind the events that occurred on that fateful, historically consequential day – and that those persons are still at large, operating freely?

Assuage the concerns of these thousands of men and women in an act of basic compassion for your fellow human beings. Make your joint statement after considering your legacies and how they will affect the futures of your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, because until all legitimate questions about 9/11 become answered there will be persistent, reasonable doubts about your actions on that day.

Today, on the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001, the extremely long walk on the path leading to a real investigation of 9/11 is reaching its destination. Architects, engineers, physicists, and demolitions experts have called the findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Building 7 (Building 7 was never mentioned in the official 9/11 Commission Report) “nonsense”, “defying the most basic laws of physics”, “impossible”, and that “it can’t happen”.

Sharing a personal experience may help drive home even further an already obvious, impossible-to-ignore argument/case for a real investigation, based only on experts’ opinions about Building 7’s collapse. Years ago, with next to zero knowledge of automotive mechanics, a fellow was selling a sharp-looking, gold 1968 Buick Skylark Coupe like one sees at popular, weekend Classic Car nights, and I decided to take a closer look with an interest in possibly buying it. The body was fine and the paint job looked good. The interior was clean as well as the trunk area. So, the fellow popped the hood for a closer look at the engine.

With enough very basic knowledge to check the fluid levels and their condition, upon examination of the oil measure it became clear the engine was out of oil. The young man trying to sell the car was very silent when the oil issue became mentioned, probably to avoid any negative talk that could prevent the sale. After telling him I’d have to think about it, I decided to seek advice from the nearby technical college and one of its automotive repair instructors. After finding one in the facility’s lunchroom I told him about the oil measure without any presence of oil, and his classic reply was, “if the dipstick doesn’t show any oil, that means there’s no oil in the engine”.

The thousands of sober-minded, intelligent, patriotic, “contrarian” men and women of integrity around the world mentioned earlier aren’t buying the official 9/11 Commission Report. By any scientific measure – they find it’s out of oil.


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For Creating The Best Possible World, Truth Is Prerequisite.

Posted on September 6, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“The facts fairly and honestly presented; the truth will take care of itself.”

– WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE (1868-1944) Editor, Emporia Gazette

Book11Before touching on some of the revelations by Jim Fetzer and Kevin Barrett, just a few words of appreciation for what they do. Both these men were at one point in their lives university professors in Minnesota and Wisconsin respectively, so people are sure they use long-developed academic discipline in their writing and radio work. Most appreciated is that Mr. Fetzer and Mr. Barrett – because of the potential personal risk inherent in the kinds of investigations they undertake, then report on – possess a sense of morality, courage, and personal integrity rarely seen in America.

Not being a student/expert of their journalistic work and history – but having a moderate familiarity with it – one can only guess at what philosophical or spiritual foundation(s) each man uses as a motivating force. If one spent a good deal of time researching their years of writings and radio programs, those foundations would most likely become clearer. Absent that level of research, it seems safe to say the philosophical/spiritual foundations of both men are good, illustrated by a years-long effort to overcome lies with truth and then communicating that truth to the people.

Jim Fetzer and Kevin Barrett are the professors people wish they had when attending university; the rare ones who tell their students the truth instead of “playing it safe”, while risking their academic careers in the process. What does it say about institutions of higher learning when professors become constrained from speaking the truth to students, through writings, on the media, or even recently – on Facebook? Such a somewhat censored state of higher learning literally defeats the fundamental and noble goal of education: the greatest intellectual exploration of ideas, facts, and history on the road to potential new concepts which are evolutionary and superior to the old.

In a real sense, Jim Fetzer and Kevin Barrett are most certainly still teachers, although of a slightly different form. One could say the difference between the time they spent in traditional university/academia, and now, is that now there are no longer existent any constraints on their freedom to speak truth. One could say the difference between educational institutions which continue constraining professors’ speaking the truth and the independent media/internet – of which Mr. Fetzer, Mr. Barrett, and perhaps billions of others fully take part in – is that independent media/internet offers a far greater opportunity for “maximum intellectual exploration of potential new concepts”.

Revealing the truth is prerequisite

A perfect analogy to the work of Jim Fetzer and Kevin Barrett is the computer programmer. Programmers write the thousands of lines of code in particular computer language (perhaps millions of lines), then “test” the software/program to make sure there are no “bugs” indicating errors made by the programmer(s) before implementing the program in “real-time”. If “bugs” remain after the problem code becomes discovered, corrected, then re-tested – and there still remains any “bugs” – the corrective action becomes repeated until the program is completely “bug-free” and ready to use in real-time applications.

The lies which Mr. Fetzer and Mr. Barrett unveil are analogous to computer software “bugs”. In a very real sense, their discovery of the truth surrounding world events is as necessary to create the best possible world as is correcting “bugs” in computer software to create error-free, smoothly operating systems for personal or business end-users. Lies coming from the media or governments can simply be described as obstacles/roadblocks to creating the best possible world for everyone, and for that precise reason people around the Earth like Jim Fetzer, Kevin Barrett, and millions of others who show the truth are indispensable.

Some of the issues covered by Mr. Fetzer and Mr. Barrett on their September 4 weekly radio program include ISIS’ beheadings of two journalists, NATO’s response to ISIS, a new book about the 2001 anthrax scare, West Africa Ebola outbreaks and their proximity to oil/gas discoveries there, the “missing” 11 Libyan airliners, a 9/11 digital billboard on New York’s Times Square, NSA whistleblower Bill Binney’s call for a new 9/11 investigation, NIST’s withholding of 1,000 hours of WTC 9/11 phone and radio recordings, an ex-CIA official’s call for Vladimir Putin’s assassination, the death of a Brazilian presidential candidate in a plane crash, and more.

Architects and Engineers For 9/11 Truth were behind the digital billboard in New York (across from the New York Times) which will become viewed by millions of commuters and tourists each week. The image will show 47-story Building 7 – the “smoking gun” of 9/11, which was never mentioned in the Official 9/11 Commission Report – collapse into its own “footprint”, a sure indicator of controlled demolition. So, the billboard will show Building 7’s collapse again, and again, and again, and again, and again – 24/7/365 around the clock.

In the spirit of intellectual exploration focused on discovering the truth, all viewpoints, opinions, corrections, and/or confirmations on any of these issues are sincerely welcomed – without constraints, censorship, or preference.

For those who get their news and information about world events from the mainstream/corporate media, the issues and views discussed by Jim Fetzer and Kevin Barrett will most likely come as a shock. Those who’ve decided long ago to end obtaining their news/information about world events from mainstream/corporate media will understand without surprise what Mr. Fetzer and Mr. Barrett are revealing (teaching).

The differences in perception on world events between the former group and the latter – if such great perceptual contrast persists – represent the difference between continuation of the status-quo on Earth, and realizing humanity’s creation of the best possible world.


(Thank you to noliesradio at YouTube)

Winds Of Change: Discussing A Real 9/11 Investigation On C-SPAN.

Posted on August 7, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“The people have a right to the truth as they have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

– FRANK NORRIS (1870-1902) American novelist

earthblog2A number of weeks ago, after posting a piece on September 11, 2001, we wrote that would be the last time the world-transforming event would be covered here. They say that the only thing one can be sure of in life is change, so the winds of change are howling. It was probably only coincidence a few mornings ago that while channel surfing, and as usual finding nothing worth watching, that C-SPAN’s morning call-in program became selected – a TV selection not made in months.

To great surprise, instead of finding the usual single moderator taking phone calls from viewers wanting to speak out on relatively minor issues, the host was just introducing Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. After listening to the program, considering the timing of an unusual channel selection, and turning thoughts to the fact that some very bad criminals are still on the loose after close to thirteen years,  intuition said “do this, talk about 9/11 being discussed on C-SPAN.”

For those who’ve spent any real amount of time researching the events of September 11, 2001 – and understand the need for a real investigation as opposed to the whitewash 9/11 Commission Report – you know Richard Gage appearing on C-SPAN is a really, really big deal. The channel on YouTube where the C-SPAN video below was found has received over 30,000 views in just a couple of days, and hopefully now the critical mass needed to bring about a real investigation will rapidly be reached.

Some very intelligent and serious men and women are calling for the first comprehensive investigation of September 11, 2001, the date of a global-consequence mass murder that remains unsolved after 13 years.  Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland, a man who had both legs and an arm blown off in Vietnam, was originally on the 9/11 Commission but resigned saying “this is a national scandal.”

What has come to be known as the “9/11 Smoking Gun” – Building 7 of the World Trade Complex – was not even mentioned in the official 9/11 Commission Report. Building 7, which was a 47-story skyscraper never hit by a plane, fell some 7 hours after the Twin Towers in the afternoon, and has been judged a controlled demolition by experts. Any average man or woman, upon seeing the videos of its collapse, have no alternative but to agree with the experts on explosives causing the skyscraper to fall.

For the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) to publish a report on Building 7 without telling the obvious fact of the controlled demolition is like telling the world that a nude man who streaked across the field during the final seconds of a tied Super Bowl – with billions of eyes around the Earth glued to their television screens – that, that nude man is only a figment of billions of people’s imagination. The naked streaker on air event seen by billions of human beings – did not happen.

During the C-SPAN broadcast one caller asked a few questions:

Where is the airplane debris from the crash in Pennsylvania?

Where are the black boxes from the airplanes?

Why did the Bush administration fight the investigation?

Why did Building 7 collapse?

Why were military and political people told not to fly that day?

Who scheduled hijacking war games for September 11, 2001?

Where was NORAD?

Who told them to stand down?

September 11 became used as the basis for arguments leading to U.S. wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, six thousand Americans and perhaps one million Iraqis lost their lives, Americans’ civil liberties have disappeared, and trillions of dollars went for the wars – while large amounts of additional funds go for health care and other costs in their aftermath.

A woman called in and pointed out that New York mayor Rudy Giuliani failed to direct/order evacuating the second Twin Tower after the first was hit.

Mr. Gage points out that NIST’s report contains 100 pages of obfuscation and outright lies.

Another man called in and suggested a real investigation would need to include eyewitnesses who were never interviewed by the 9/11 Commission, and that these people are crime scene witnesses. Mr. Gage responded with examples of potential eyewitnesses like Barry Jennings who heard explosions while inside Building 7 – he unfortunately passed away the day before NIST released their report, a former Air Force medic who overheard a countdown – “3, 2, 1…” then felt explosions under his feet “like you have to grab on to something”, and firefighters and police officers telling people to move away from Building 7 because “it’s about to blow up.”

A U.S. military veteran called in, told about coming close to dying in war after September 11, and thanked both Richard Gage and C-SPAN for speaking/airing the truth.

BBC announced on air that Building 7 had completely collapsed – some 20 minutes before it actually collapsed.

Richard Gage: “We are talking about evidence that’s capable of being brought in court, and standing up against the legal process. Let’s get it going…”

Mr. Gage then mentions Senator Cleland’s resignation from the 9/11 Commission and attorney for the 9/11 Commission John Farmer’s statement: “there was a decision at some point not to tell the American people the truth.” At this point Mr. Gage said “the American people deserve the truth, Peter (C-SPAN host).”

A caller asked Richard Gage if he’s received any death threats or needed to resort to greater personal/family security measures. The response from Mr. Gage was “thankfully not, for which I’m eternally grateful.”

Richard Gage: “I’m just a normal, everyday architect and person who is very concerned about our country. As an American, I am deeply disturbed about the state of affairs when a deception on the scale of these three criminally controlled demolitions can occur and most Americans, fortunately not all, have been deceived. And most of our elected representatives are unwilling to tackle the very serious issues before them, such as the finding of nano-thermite, which the caller mentioned, in the World Trade Center dust.”

Mr. Gage then pointed out that those architects and engineers who’ve come to look at Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth findings, and studied the scientific presentations, come to almost unanimous agreement that a real investigation must be conducted in a professional and all-inclusive form.

“Building 7 came down in an explosive, controlled demolition. It is very clear and overwhelming. We’re asking all Americans to first get informed, and second, watch the film “9/11 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out.” Once people become informed, they can tell others.”

“We praise C-SPAN for having the courage to bring forth the evidence on this morning’s show. Our effort is to educate the American people so that they will be informed, they can demand a real investigation, and then we’ll let the chips fall where they may. We don’t have a conspiracy theory, we’re bringing the evidence. It’s up to others to investigate and find out who may or may not have been responsible.”

Events on September 11, 2001 were of epic, historic, harmful consequence.

Considering the events which have occurred in the 13 years since that paradigm-shifting day, those historic consequences have been utterly negative for the human family.

Finding the truth of events on September 11, 2001 offers the only path toward healing the human family of wounds suffered in the past thirteen years.

A real investigation guarantees bringing about epic, historic, healing consequence.


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Jailing Mass Murderers Or American Idol?

Posted March 19, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“The effectiveness of political and religious propaganda depends upon the methods employed, not on the doctrine taught. These doctrines may be true or false, wholesome or pernicious – it makes little or no difference… Under favorable conditions, practically everybody can be converted to practically anything.”

– Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

ocean44Does anyone know if there’s a statute of limitations in the case of September 11, 2001? Never mind, there’s no statute of limitations in mass murder cases. The following video contains an interview of Albert Stubblebine. As the retired Army Major General (MG) notes in the interview, he spent 32 years in the Army, retiring at the rank of Head of U.S. Army Intelligence.

The MG has been in a number of films about September 11. The reason this interview has been shared here is that, when listening to this veteran, the honesty of his words comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. This interview has received around 370,000 views at YouTube on one channel alone. It is safe to say that the interview has probably been shared or reposted many times to add to that 370,000 total. One can only guess at the number of men and women around the Earth who’ve seen and listened to it. It would not be a surprise to learn that the total is over 1 million people.

Here is a man who spent 32 years of his life in the United States Army and was heavily involved in military intelligence – eventually becoming the top intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. Frankly, after listening to what he says about the events of September 11, 2001, it is extremely baffling that a real investigation hasn’t occurred. It is probably the case readers here are aware of the implications and importance of what the MG is conveying. He is strongly suggesting that he strongly believes the official 9/11 Commission Report is wrong.

Many people have spent many hours researching September 11, 2001. People have made a ton of films, written a ton of books, and held a ton of meetings and conferences about what happened on that day. It would probably be safe to say that September 11, 2001 is the most studied, researched, written about, and discussed historical event of all times.

September 11, 2001 is perhaps the most consequential date in world history

For those who have spent a lot of time and effort in getting a real investigation done, know that you are not alone in the feelings of frustration, maddening bafflement, and utter dismay that the painfully obvious unanswered questions about what really happened remain unanswered after more than 12 years.

Your concerns that the people behind the over 3,000 deaths from September 11, as well as the more than a million human beings who have died in wars where September 11 became explained as the reasoning, are equally shared by a great number of men and women around the world.

This is another call – to add to the millions of calls – for a real investigation into September 11, 2001 since that day of darkness. The perpetrators of that massive war crime, as well as the even more horrific war crimes and crimes against humanity that followed, have yet to become identified, apprehended, and brought to justice.

The woman in this film asks an extremely important question. It is perhaps an even more important question than the unanswered ones from that day of darkness.

What are these people, walking free on this Earth, in the general population, – these mass murderers – doing now? In 2014.