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The Truth About 9/11

Friday, December 04, 2009

Senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission and dean of Rutgers School of Law-Newark John Farmer says the American people were misled about the events of 9/11 in his new book, The Ground Truth: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11.

Guests:

John Farmer

Comments [16]

Paul

Yet another whitewash.
Did anyone think to ask why Dick Cheney was in running NORAD on 9/11?

Dec. 04 2009 06:29 PM
hjs from 11211

and who set fire to the reichstag?

Dec. 04 2009 11:42 AM
plp

A bit of a conflict where he calls the WTC site a battlefield then says that the act is more than a crime but not an act of war.

It was an act of war from a group with a common ideology, terrorists. Then we went after the completely wrong people.

Dec. 04 2009 11:37 AM
marilyn from manhattan

Interesting. But his defense of Christy Whitman is indefensible. "Too hot to wear masks?" Give us a break! It was her job as head of EPA to warn New Yorkers of the polluted air. Why is no one investigating this negligence, and possible collusion by Guiliani?

Dec. 04 2009 11:35 AM
Steve from Brooklyn Heights

This is the youtube link for the Minetta testimony to the 9/11 commision. You guest is quite selective in what he wants to "examine".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO-9LQDFE2Y

Dec. 04 2009 11:33 AM
Marielle from Brooklyn

To Mike (2) - I completely agree with you until your last line - you can't possibly believe that 9/11 was the result of the actions of only 30 or 40 men, can you?

Dec. 04 2009 11:30 AM
sophie from Manhattan

Cheney was controlling everything from a hollowed out volcano on a remote island somewhere.

Dec. 04 2009 11:28 AM
wanda from kansas

RE: [2] Mike --- well said!

Dec. 04 2009 11:25 AM
wayne from yonkers

could your guest comment on the conspiracy theorists' take on the collapse of WTC #8? Is there anything to the "planned collapse" analysis?

Dec. 04 2009 11:25 AM
Steve from Brooklyn Heights

Why has your guest not mentioned the then Secretary of Transportation Minetta testimony to the 9/11 commision, which can be seen on youtube, that he was in Dick Cheney's office as an aid came in to ask if he wanted the plane allowed to continue which was heading for the pentagon? Cheney whipped around angrily and said, "Has anyone ordered you to do otherwise?"

Dec. 04 2009 11:24 AM
SuzanneNYC from Upper West Side

Let's say they fighters had scrambled in time to encounter either plane headed for NYC. Where exactly would they have shot them down? Over Westchester or Rockland Counties? Over lower Manhattan or New Jersey? All incredibly populous areas. Do you think they could have forced the hijiacked plane over the Atlantic and shot it down there? The last one that went down over PA was just lucky that it was over an undeveloped area.

Dec. 04 2009 11:23 AM
scnex from harlem

i am an evacuee of katrina. this notion of govn. is as accurate as the depiction and perception. my experience with fema proves the deception from a national security stance. the question is grassroots, and how does a citizen function in this post post modernity.

Dec. 04 2009 11:21 AM
Steve from Brooklyn

Is this unavoidable? Can the government be improved, or are you suggesting less government? I can't imagine less government would help in a crisis.

Dec. 04 2009 11:16 AM
Steve from Brooklyn

Initially reports by the bbc suggested that plane that crashed in Penn had been shot down. Is it possible that is true? Why did the bbc report that?

Dec. 04 2009 11:11 AM
Mike

Of course we were misled by Bush. What short memories everybody has. I remember Bush being completely AWOL on 9/11, while his secret plane was being tracked live on CNN and he flew from base to base without a clue. Gulianni stepped up to the plate, but Bush was gone. Bush appears to have been guided in his mission by genuine fear, not exactly what we expect from our leaders.

The worst part about all the lies that America changed because of them. We became a police state, and a Keystone Cop state, which is even worse. We went to war killing hundreds of thousands because of the actions of maybe 30 or 40 men. He turned 9/11 into a war on the biggest religion in the world.

Dec. 04 2009 09:29 AM
MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT from Manhattan

Brian,

Please ask him if has any ideas about why Sandy Berger would risk his career and reputation to clumsily steal documents from the National Archive and then destroy them. Is there a connection to 9/11?

Dec. 04 2009 06:51 AM

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