by Mary W Maxwell
This is a follow-up to my November 12, 2016 article “When Did You Find Out about 9-11?” Gumshoe readers were subsequently invited to tell when and how they got the news or the realization that 9-11 was dishonest. Here are their replies. I number them 11-20 as an add-on to the first ten (in the November 12 article).
- Martin Jackson
My first reactions? When 9/11 occurred I was in bed. My wife came and woke me up to say I must come and watch the television as something terrible had happened in America, and when I got to the TV both buildings were down and the dust was heading off into the distance. My first thought was: there is going to be all-out war for this.
(Continuing Martin Jackson’s report):
At my work in 2004 I was sent a Youtube video that showed Building 7 going down, then I researched an enormous amount of material on it, watched many hours of online videos, to where it was very clear that it was not the event that we had been presented on television
There was a US Senator who raised questions about 9/11 and his career was destroyed, and we saw that Bin Laden was in a Pakistan Hospital when 9/11 occurred, and in 2001 at the Tora Bora is was reported that Bin Laden was killed, but to justify the continuing war they just overlooked this, as their mission was not complete.
- Dee McLachlan
Around the Year 2008, I happened upon a David Icke video one day – can’t even remember what he was talking about. But something clicked… so I searched. Then I watched Building 7 come down… and that was it. For another 3 months I tried to prove to myself that it was impossible that a government would plan such a thing….
Well the more I researched the more I realised the spin was a fraud…
- Cheryl Dean
I was at work when someone got a call about what was happening. We quickly turned on a TV in our boss’s office. Just a few weeks before 9-11, I had seen on TV the controlled demolition of a big old, abandoned hospital. It fell straight down floor by floor and created the same kind of smoke plume as 9-11. As I watched the towers in New York fall, I knew I was seeing a controlled demolition, and wasn’t sure where the planes fit in the picture.
I can’t say I thought about it much. My “baptism” was the Boston affair. (I live in Canada, not Boston). So watching CNN on April 18, 2013 was what did it for me. But let me tell you about Canada on the day of 9-11. There were fighter jets flying up and down all day (I live in a city on the border with US). There were SWAT men all over the border, and all communications shut down between us and the states – telephone, fax, etc. Unprecedented!
None of us were scared, it was like a play or something. Our town was concerned for the 10 miles of cars waiting to get over the border and had to wait in their stopped cars for over 24 hours. People were inviting people in those cars to their homes and many were bringing sandwiches and drinks to the cars.
The Boston bombing opened my eyes so wide. I delved into everything US, and all conspiracies, corruption, injustice, Iraq war, etc. and I realized that everything on US news was propaganda and lies, especially about “terrorism.”
- Phil Hingston
The penny began dropping for me sometime in 2010. I was given a documentary called “The Money Masters” by Bill Still about the world monetary system. By the end of the doco, I was beginning to realise that something was not right with the world. 9/11 “awareness” was shortly thereafter when I watched “Loose Change“, and my worldview changed completely.
I then plowed through books like “The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G.Edward Griffin and “Tragedy and Hope” by Professor Carroll Quigley. How terrible to discover that the world I thought I was reasonably aware of and functional in was nothing like was I thought it was.
And then late last year, Fiona Barnett gave her press conference in Sydney about the VIP pedophile network. And I discovered her website, “Pedophiles Downunder”. That, in conjunction with the current Royal Commission into Pedophilia, together with Wikileaks email leaks about John Podesta and the Clinton link to child trafficking, confirmed in my mind that we are facing extremely dark and very tangible forces that must be resisted in whatever way each of us can contribute to.
- Cherri Bonney
I took the notion of 9-11 from Dr. Judy Wood (American author) and Richard D Hall who presented her on his show, “Rich Planet”. Richard also spoke in full about the corruption involved. It was in 2010 that I was discovering this info.
It’s known now from files leaked via whistleblowers that the plan was forged in 1951 to ‘fall’ the towers with the help of the CIA etc. Rothschilds and Rockefellers were involved also.
There is a movie maker, Aaron Russo, who personally spoke with Rothschild in the 70’s, Rothschild speaks of the big plan, destroying the masses along with CONTROL of the masses. He spoke of health issues. The movie maker couldn’t believe the smugness and laughter as that fellow spoke of the pending plan of destruction, couldn’t wait to see it happen…….
- Mal Hughes
I cannot supply you with certainty the year of my awakening to the conspiracy theory put up by the US Government, but I think it was possibly 2005 or 2006.
I was able to view two videos, “9/11 Painful Deceptions” and “In Plane Site” both of which I still have a copy. About the same time I viewed on Youtube.com a talk by David Ray Griffin. From those programs I knew that it was an inside job in conjunction with Mossad. There is no other possible explanation, except, with further knowledge I believe that mini nukes were used in conjunction with the thermate explosives.
- Mary W Maxwell
During the so-called Gulf War of 1991 (read: the conquest of Iraq by Halliburton & Co), I was actually living in the Gulf. I read the transcript of US Ambassador April Glaspie telling Saddam, in so many words, to do as he liked with Kuwait.
(Diagonal drilling, you know).
I did see through that dishonesty. So you would think I’d smell a rat on 9-11, when I was once again living in Oz. Didn’t, though. It all sounded plausible to me about “blowback.” (And a month before, a friend had told me that Osama bin Laden was doing naughties in the Sudan.)
I smelled rats galore over the Patriot Act and the US’s outrageously attacking Afghanistan on November 8, 2001, and I knew right away that the anthrax scare was inside-jobbery. But it was only in February 2005 that I twigged, when reading, in a law-student online magazine, that the Hutton Inquiry was not according to Hoyle. That’s odd, I thought, and soon found links to 9-11 research. Defo life-changing.
- David Andresen
As for the event of 9/11, it was 2005 when a friend mentioned Building 7. It took less than a second for me to recognise it as a controlled demolition.
- Brae Antcliffe
I have been onto the 911 unscientific lies since about 2004. At first I was suckered by MSM lies, deception. Ever since, I have been subject to consistent vilification, even by colleagues. One [law office] junior exclaimed; “I suppose you are holocaust denier.” (that was in 2009). On that day the SMH reported the Gage interview with Utzon about the collapse of Building 7. Pity the junior was not concerned to read the article, but chose to denigrate with weird irrelevant comparisons. Well that is a burden, truth will overcome.
Back in about 2005 another junior told me that I was a fool for questioning 911. We entered a gentleman’s wager. I doubt if I will collect. A lawyer’s basic duty to the community, under the Westminster system of checks and balances, is to differentiate the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary to protect the people from excesses of the control freaks. Some refer to it as democracy.
Supporting the official unscientific 911 conspiracy theory, without examining the scientific evidence, betrays the ‘judicial’ function of those who have a duty under the Westminster system and an obligation of due diligence to carry out their function of protecting the ordinary citizen from the excesses of bureaucratic authoritarian lies and control, imposed with the politicians’ ignorance. Naturally those of the legislature have a similar duty of due diligence….for why are they paid to be our representatives?
I have been provided with the obituary for my headstone by those who understand: Brae Antcliffe, 1946-____.
“I told you 911 was an inside job’
(Apols to Spike Milligan: ‘I told you that I Was Sick’)
- Elias Davidsson
As I did not own a TV, I was called to neighbors on 11 September 2001, to watch the WTC burning and collapsing. I did so for a short while, accepted at face value the official account of Islamic terrorists having attacked the United States, and forgetting about this issue. I believed that Muslims attacked the US because of its support of Israel and the policies against Iraq.
Sometime during 2002, a friend lent me a book by French journalist Thierry Meyssan, in which he reported numerous anomalies in the official story. I began to check his many sources and found, to my surprise, that these were accurate. This discovery piqued my curiosity and I began to research the various aspects of 9/11, as an investigator would. This work became my main occupation for more than ten years. I became thoroughly involved in researching and lecturing about 9/11 from about 2003 in Iceland (where I lived), in the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany and Norway, and ended by publishing in the United States my first book “Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11” in 2013.
It deals particularly with the evidence (or rather lack of) regarding the participation of Islamic terrorists in 9/11 and the alleged hijackings. It includes the most detailed analysis of the phone calls reportedly made from the allegedly hijacked planes to individuals on the ground. The research of 9/11 prompted me to tackle other terrorist operations carried out outside zones of armed conflict (London, Paris, Boston, Copenhagen, Djerba, Istanbul, Amman, Mumbai, Nice, Munich…) and examine whether they constitute elements in a centrally planned global campaign. The results of this research are included in a book scheduled for release in Germany (in German) in January 2017.
So there you have it. Our eight writers and two readers mostly found out years after the event. They benefited from Youtube videos, books, lectures, and interviews.
Specifically mentioned were: David Icke, Bill Still, Loose Change, Richard D Hall interviewing Dr Judy Wood, Aaron Russo, 9-11 Painful Deceptions, In Plane Sight, a talk by David Ray Griffin, a student law journal, Richard Gage’s interview of Uzton, and Thierry Meyssan’s book (in French).
“Building 7” made the biggest impression (in our list) and I am sure CNN will be pleased to know they did such a good job covering the manhunt for the Boston bomber that they turned an innocent Canadian into a great writer.
— Mary Maxwell is Gumshoe’s sniffer dog