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The 911 Cover-Up: Same Song, Different Verse (Pt. 1)

"History does not repeat itself, It rhymes"

Mark Twain


When does a country turn the page on a tragedy for the last time and finally move on?

I watched with great hope and anticipation as two generations of Americans demanded justice for JFK’s murder as most of the country rejected the official governmental explanations with cries to reopen the investigation into his death. Unfortunately, these cries fell upon arrogant, deaf ears. From the late 1960’s through mid 1990’s people such as Jim Marrs, Oliver Stone and Bill Kurtis kept the pressure on the mainstream media which forced them to give some scant attention to the fact that many did not accept Warren Commission Report and The House Select Committee on the JFK Assassination did not dig deep enough. In 2010, I no longer hold out hope that President John F. Kennedy will ever receive the justice that he and his family deserve. Sadly, Americans have finally lost interest in finding out whom and what was behind the conspiracy to murder JFK.

Just how does a country decide when to give up its quest for the truth? Is it as easy as some media type, or shadowy figure behind the scenes, pressing the delete button as we collectively and instantly move on to something new? How long will it be until our collective desires for justice and retribution, for the 911 victims, fade into the distant past in the same manner as has the JFK assassination? Sadly, I am seeing increasing evidence that 911 is a topic that is becoming as tired and as worn out as the conspiracy to murder John Kennedy has become. However, as long as I have a forum of public expression, in each September of every year that I have breath, I will continue to seek redemption and justice for 3000+ murdered Americans who should have returned safely home to their husbands, wives, sons and daughters in the evening hours of 9/11.

Shortly after 911, most politically aware Americans were cognizant of the fact that the events of 911 and the subsequent investigation by the 911 Commission, was this generation’s version of the JFK Assassination.  In other words, the government was lying to its citizens and anyone with an IQ above room temperature knew it. Within a few years, a growing number of Americans understood that the false flag event that we referred to as 911 was being used as the excuse to usher in a modern day Nazi Germany version of a police state and thrust it down the throats of the American people (e.g., The Military Commissions Act, Patriot Acts I & II, etc.). What many people still do not realize is why this police state is being installed with such thoroughness, rapidity and for what ultimate purpose. In other words, what ultimate agenda lies behind the installation of this draconian police state resulting from the events of 911? This question and this question alone provides every American with sufficient reasons to keep pressing for the truth. Because around every corner of every conspiracy lies the true agenda.  After John Kennedy died, 56,000 American soldiers also died who didn’t have to in the debacle called Vietnam as a direct result of his death. These conspiracies have real consequences when they go unchecked and unpunished.  If America would simply take the time to lift up the covers and ask why the aftermath of 911 demanded the complete gutting of the Constitution and why must we be subjected incessant and intrusive monitoring by our Federal government, the historical answers rhyme, as Mark Twain would say, with Germany in the decade of the 1930’s.  Ultimately, my life and your life may depend on pressing forward and demanding the truth. Meanwhile, we are supposed to believe that 19 Muslims armed with no more than box cutters could turn every time honored American liberty on its ear. If this is the case, then call all our troops home because we have already lost the war.

A general historical rule of thumb states that one cannot judge the true implications of landmark events for at least 20 years following the event. History has indeed demonstrated that a culture is not a good judge of its own immediate history. With regard to the events of 911, we are now halfway through this historical prohibition related to the judging the significance of a landmark event. However, in just one short decade, a clear and unmistakable pattern has already taken shape. The implications of 911 are undeniably ominous and these implications will be fully felt for decades to come unless the slumbering masses awake from their corporate media induced coma and take matters into their own hands.

Pearl Harbor is often heralded as the most defining event in the 20th Century. The events surrounding that fateful December 7th day have been meticulously investigated (e.g., battle tactics, leadership ineptitudes and conspiracy theories). Don’t the three thousand victims of 911 deserve any less of an analysis?  Apparently, the United States Government does not think so. Therefore, in the absence of full disclosure, the American people are left to conduct their own investigations. However, for many who have dared to question the official 911 Commission Report, as was the case with flawed Warren Commission Report, they have been frequently met with unyielding oppression which has often resulted in the researchers and skeptics being fired and publicly humiliated (e.g., Steve Jones, Van Jones).

At my own peril, I freely confess that I, too, have serious doubts about the validity of the findings of the 911 Commission. The findings of the 911 Commission are neither complete nor completely believable in their present form. Here is a brief and partial summary of my unanswered questions related to 911.


Unanswered Questions Regarding 911

1. Why was the video of the Mineta testimony removed from the 9/11 Commission website?

2. Why hasn’t the government addressed the "coincidence" of Able Danger? 


3. What explains the failure of the Government to release the many videotapes of the plane, on approach, that struck the Pentagon?

4. Why was there a change in the scramble/intercept procedure three months prior to 911 for jets that are off course accompanied by a change in the shoot down orders?

5. What can explain the failure of the government to scramble jets over a period of an hour and twenty eight minutes between the Twin Towers being struck and the crash in Pennsylvania?

6. How could the unrelated events of 911 and the subsequent invasion of Iraq be successfully linked which culminated in the demise of Saddam Hussein despite strong evidence to the contrary that the reasons for invasion (e.g., weapons of mass destruction) were never found by our occupation forces?

7. What explains the well documented (e.g., Kevin Phillips) Bush/Cheney plans to invade both Afghanistan and Iraq which was set forth within the first 10 days of the Bush Administration? These invasions were planned well in advance of 911. Why wasn’t this contradiction investigated?

8. The well documented engineering and architectural arguments which clearly demonstrates that the fire and heat generated by the planes striking the Twin Towers were insufficient to melt the core of the buildings. Why doesn’t this evidence support the 911 Commission findings?

9. What could explain the almost near free-fall collapse of all three towers which defies the official explanation?

10. Where are the pieces of plane wings that supposedly struck light poles on its approach to the Pentagon?

11. The attack upon the Pentagon appears to any layman who looks at this evidence to look more like a missile strike than an airplane crash. Why does the circumference of the hole in the Pentagon greatly differ from the width of the plane? Why is there an exit hole on the backside of the building since the plane melted upon impact? Where was the debris field that one would expect on the backside of the building?

12. With all the large buildings that have been struck by planes, why are the Twin Towers the only ones to collapse in a pancake fashion in a manner similar to a planned demolition? Also, what about the pop outs that are clearly visible on the video, Loose Change?

13. Where are the skid marks on the lawn prior to impact at the Pentagon?

14. What about the evidence which strongly suggests that 11 nations warned us about the possibility of such an attack down to the day and hour?

15. Maintenance worker, William Rodriguez, was the last man out of the Twin Towers. At 8:46AM, Rodriguez reports that he heard two distinct explosions, seven seconds apart, which emanated from the floors below him. Rodriguez also reports the two explosions occurred before the planes hit the towers. Rodriguez was interviewed by the 911 Commission for 30 minutes, in secret, behind closed doors. His testimony is conspicuously absent from the 911 Report. So why did the last man out of the Towers manage to have his testimony left out of the 911 Commission Report?  

16. Brigham Young University professor, Steve Jones, concluded that super thermite was used to bring down the Towers, including Tower 7, through a controlled demolition.  Jones contends that he was warned by governmental officials that if he published his results his personal “pain would be great.” And the warning proved prophetic as Jones was fired, …er… forced into retirement, after publishing his results. How does a tenured university professor get fired for publishing legitimate research results when the peer review process could have been utilized to analyze the validity of Jones’ claims?

17. Ground Zero rescue worker, Mike Bellone, claims he was approached by unknown FBI agents a short time after he and his partner, Nicholas DeMasi, a retired New York firefighter, found the “black boxes” among the WTC rubble before January 2002. In the 911 Commission Report, Chapter 1, footnote 76, there is the sole but definitive reference to the airline “black boxes”: “The CVR’s and the FDR’s [voice and flight data recorders] from American 11 and United 175 were not found.” With this obvious contradiction, why weren’t these two rescue workers interviewed by the 911 Commission?

18. How could all four black boxes not be retrieved by the FBI when nearly ALL crashes, through course of modern aviation history, do result in the ultimate retrieval of the black box? This is reminiscent of recent events when it was revealed on The Common Sense Show with Dave Hodges (www.republicbroadcasting.org; 8-29-2010), by maritime and oil clean up expert, Captain Kelley Sweeney, that the black box from the now infamous Trans Ocean oil rig, in the Gulf,  along with the tape recordings, which is a required part of every oil rig, went missing following the explosion which led to the greatest maritime disaster in the history of the planet.  Does anyone else feel like connecting these dots?

19. When LBJ ordered JFK’s presidential limousine stripped and cleaned before a criminal investigation could take place, he effectively destroyed the primary crime scene evidence in the murder of JFK and dashed the hopes of America’s genuine search for the truth. In a striking parallel, 41 truckloads of debris were hauled away from Twin Towers within hours of the crime. Both events are felonies as they clearly represent the tampering of evidence connected with a crime scene. Why didn’t the 911 Commission Report address the question as to why normal crime scene investigative techniques were not employed at Ground Zero?

20. Why was LBJ allowed to sequester the JFK assassination evidence in a locked vault beneath the National Archives until the year 2033? Didn’t the American taxpayers foot the bill for this investigation? In the minds of the government, wasn’t the investigation completed?  Are American citizens no more than little children who have to be protected from the truth? If not, then why can’t we look at the evidence? In another striking case of history rhyming with an earlier time, much of the remaining 911 crime scene evidence is still being held under lock and key at Hangar 17 at JFK Airport and the government is not letting anyone in to examine the evidence which underlies the 911 Commission findings.  A decade later and with the ink dry on the 911 Commission’s findings, why isn’t the evidence being made available to journalists and investigators? What is the government afraid of? Or more accurately, what does the government have to hide? Even Ray Charles could see an unmistakable pattern of deceit and cover-up.

For several decades following the JFK Assassination, the American people engaged in a parlor game of questioning and debating the evidence associated with The Warren Report (e.g., the timing problem, the magic bullet, etc.). However, only a few of these discussions ever reached the level of why JFK had to be eliminated (e.g., for his actions detrimental to the Federal Reserve Board through the printing and distribution of C notes, JFK’s opposition to the military industrial complex’s desire to go to war in Vietnam, JFK’s planned elimination of the oil depletion allowance, JFK’s intent to reduce nuclear arms production and  JFK’s announced intention to break the CIA into a 1,000 pieces following the Bay of Pigs fiasco).

The events of 911 have followed an eerily similar pattern when objectively compared to the JFK assassination and the handling of the evidence in both cases. These facts, by themselves, are enough to get one to seriously consider that the same kind of interests, who murdered Jack Kennedy, planned and carried out the events of 911 because the modus operandi is nearly identical in both events. Certainly, the requisite patsies are in place whether they be the inept Marine Corps marksman, Lee Oswald who did an unduplicated world class shooting performance in 1963, or the 19 Muslims armed with only box cutters who managed against all odds to hijack four airliners with three of the four reaching their final destination while under the control of amateur pilots at best. In both cases, the evidence has been suppressed and withheld, In both cases the American people are being told that you do not have the right to know that the behind-the-scenes-puppet masters know and what truly happened under their watch, whether the event is a coup de tat, or a pretext to invade a series of foreign countries rich in natural resources.  In other words, 911 is the same song as the JFK Assassination, only a different verse and far too many Americans just keep humming the melody of this sad song right along with the composers of these events.  



Often referred to America’s most independent talk show host, Dave Hodges is the host of the nationally syndicated, hard-hitting and exciting investigative radio talk show called “The Common Sense Show.” “The Common Sense Show” airs on the Republic Broadcasting Network every Sunday evening from 9-11pm Central. The show features an array of impressive guests coupled with an in-depth analysis of important personal, social and geopolitical issues which are largely unreported in the mainstream media. The wide variety of show topics ranges from the loss of constitutional liberties, to the subsequent implementation of a police state under world governance, to exploring the limits of human potential. The primary purpose of “The Common Sense Show” is to provide the listening audience with the tools necessary to reclaim both their individual freedoms and national sovereignty.

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9 Comments in Response to

Comment by Steve A Truther
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Bakadude .. I could care less what you think!  Keep posting crap and I'll keep responding to it!

Comment by Steve A Truther
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Bakadude .. I could care less what you think!  Keep posting crap and I'll keep responding to it!

Comment by Anonymous
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      Truther, how can I be Lee J. Cobb the No. 3 Juror who argued that the government is guilty of the 911 carnage, when my stand was that the government you are trying to convict is innocent?  Inversely, how can you be Henry Fonda who supported his own idea that the government you want to convict is innocent, when you are Lee J. Cobb telling everyone that the government is guilty?  You got it terribly mixed up.  That’s why don’t pretend to know when in fact you don’t.  You are not even in the business of literary criticism – short stories and novels – and film review like I am, so how would I expect you to be not so convoluted in your understanding of the “12 Angry Men” movie you thought you have the capacity to understand when you didn’t have any sign of that capability?  You are a total stranger here, Truther … don't intrude, it is not your comfort zone. The earlier you get out of here, the better for your rapidly deteriorating appreciation of reality.




Comment by TL Winslow
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We all know that Islam did 9/11, but we also know that the U.S. govt.'s quick move to jump-up the dimensions of its Big Brother police state were a little too quick and a lot too much.  Keep up with the 911 Truther issue pro and con with the Historyscoper at 

Comment by Steve A Truther
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Bakadude, you as well, entertained and shocked me with your response to my comments about the movie “12 Angry Men”.  Entertained me because I can tell you are a fan of the movie and have many more facts about it than I do.  Your descriptions of the scenes and characters are very impressive!  I, just like you, enjoyed the film immensely.  There is a message so strong and so powerful in it for all Americans!  I really do think we agree on something here!  “12 Angry Men” is a great film!  But I really don’t think I failed to understand the movie.  But yes, I do see your point how pivotal Henry Fonda’s role is.  It makes all the difference in the world!

Using Henry Fonda’s character to represent our point-of-views about the events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, let’s proceed.  You think Henry Fonda’s character represents the governments official story about 9/11.  I don’t agree.  I see Henry Fonda representing my point-of-view.  I cannot convict Osama and gang if there is any reasonable doubt in my mind about his guilt!  I understand and will allow you that Osama and gang probably are involved somehow, at some level.  But I want all the criminals convicted.  The problem is we haven’t gotten all of the evidence and don’t really know what happened on that awful day!

In the movie when deliberations began, 11 of the 12 jurors voted to convict!  Osama is guilty .. hang him!  Only Henry Fonda voted not guilty .. and boy did that piss off the other jurors.  “Oh man, there’s always one in every crowd!” the others moaned.  Henry Fonda said “Gentlemen, I don’t know if Osama is guilty of not but I think we should spend some time discussing this … for crying out loud we’re talking about a man’s life here … at least we can talk about it!”  One juror yells, “damn bleeding heart liberals … Ok but let’s just get on with it.  I got tickets to the ballgame tonight!”  Another juror snidely tells Henry and the others, “What’s with this guy?  You all were in the courtroom.  You heard the same evidence I did!  Osama’s guilty as sin .. you know it … it’s open and shut case!.  But let’s do what Henry wants else we’ll never get outta here!”

I’m ending this here Bakadude, but I could go on and on … every scene … every idea in this movie represents 911 truth’s point-of-view.  If you really believe your side is the Henry Fonda character then it’s sad to say you are greatly deluded!  You are Lee J. Cobb at the end of the movie .. lost, alone, bewildered, crying that his son never loved him!  Open you eyes and see what’s been happening in this country in the last 9 years.  The public is waking up .. but not fast enough!

Bakadude, I challenge you to be part of the solution .. and not continue to be part of the problem!

Comment by Anonymous
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 Truther, you entertain me with your latest comment as follows: Whoa!! Bakadude ... get a grip!  I didn't read your whole rant but I got the drift!  I suggest you watch "12 angry Men" with Henry Fonda again.  You are re-enacting Lee J. Cobb's part at the end of the movie.  He knew everything too .. right up to the end!” 


     You shocked me and at the same time you amused me to the hilt to know that you didn’t even understand the movie you are talking about.  Your disconnect from reality is so doltish I’m afraid it is incorrigible.

    What shocked me as almost unbelievable is this coincidence, believe it or not: I wrote a review of this 1957 movie in 1962 as a young student of Journalism on the subject of Literary Criticism. The plot of the story was the Jurors’ deliberation whether or not to find the boy defendant guilty of murder. In comparing this drama film directed by Sidney Lumet to the story of 911 directed by you, the defendant boy was the government whom all the imagining Jurors except Juror 8 [Henry Fonda] believed was guilty. The most radical guilty Juror of them all was Lee J. Cobb [Juror 3, guilty, guilty!].


      So from me, know this Truther: Since in 911 you and your kind are all imagining that the government was guilty, your role was that of Lee. J. Cobb, Juror 3. Don’t be convoluted and mess it up. My role -- if you want to know the sine qua non of the story -- was that of Henry Fonda, Juror 8 who maintained that the boy in the film [the government in your 911 story] was innocent.


       In the movie, the pivotal witness that turned the verdict into NOT GUILTY was a woman who cannot see unless she wears her eyeglasses. She testified she saw the murder took place. In the night of the murder, she was not wearing her eyeglasses.


       You and your kind cannot see unless you wear your eyeglasses. The day 911 terrorists struck, you were not wearing your eyeglasses. You did not see the terrorist-manned airlines rammed the Twin Towers structures and leveled them to the ground. Without your spectacles you couldn’t see an elephant in front of you. What you saw was a flying government striking the buildings! Your excuse and the excuse propounded by your kind claim that if indeed there were airplanes that struck the buildings, it was just a CAMERA TRICK!!! That’s why I insist that normal Americans neither buy this crap nor entertain this nonsense.


       In this important debate, please don’t present anything unless you understand what it is.  You get your grip of reality. And you better listen to the ring of knowledge [not “rant” as you messed and fouled it up] I wrote and I assure you that once you are reasonably informed, you will be fine.



Comment by Freed Radical
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Please ignore the Republican BakaTroll. Nice work, Mr. Hodges! I would add to your list the fact that the crime of the century was somehow magically "solved" in less than 36 hours, with the names and photos of the perps featured on the evening news long before any evidence had been examined. And that story hasn't changed in NINE YEARS!!!


Comment by Steve A Truther
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Whoa!! Bakadude ... get a grip!  I didn't read your whole rant but I got the drift!  I suggest you watch "12 angry Men" with Henry Fonda again.  You are re-enacting Lee J. Cobb's part at the end of the movie.  He knew everything too .. right up to the end! 

Comment by Anonymous
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     911 attacks were the handwork of terrorists in the name of Islamic Jihad.  No matter how many angels from hell say and what they say that this is wrong, does not and will never make it right. It will not work even if you summon all the angels of the universe to keep it saying for you that Osama bin Laden and his minions did not carry out these attacks and that the government did it, because it just like beating a dead horse.

      No use beating a dead horse. Why this 911 myth continues to live in the mind of anti-government radicals or remain on top of the agenda of a group of Leftists and Libertarian extremists and their allies – the anti-New World Order horsemen of the Apocalypse -- that want to create a new America without taxation, without a central bank [abolish the Federal Reserve [!]], and without a central regulatory authority called “the Government” that they believe interferes with the exercise of their individual freedom, does not really require the brain of rocket scientists to understand.  911 is fall of melodramatic opportunities to bash-in a hated government, and the enemy of the state from within and without would never let it go. That’s where the limelight is. That’s were they can ask a limitless number of doubting questions that feed into the insatiable hunger of a voracious Media for sensational news!


    However, no matter what they do, they cannot make a lie out of the truth that 911 was a terrorist attack against the United States in the name of Islamic Jihad. They cannot also make a truth out of their lie that it was the U.S. government who plotted and carried out the attacks, not by those murderous Jihadists from hell.


     Millions of questions they can ask everyday that insult the intelligence of the American public, but Americans are not mentally retarded to even pay attention to those craps.


     For example, were the people in the government remised in their responsibility to prevent the occurrence of 911 attacks? Yes, no doubt about it. To what extent this neglect or incompetence if you may, was, maybe to the highest degree of culpability. But it does not mean that because of their incompetence, they did it and that Osama bin Laden and his minions did not do it, as 911 myth theorists would like stupid Americans to believe their irresponsible juvenile conjuring.


     Similar truckload of questions were asked by government spoilers about the United States Armed Forces’ incompetence and the stupidity of our national security service for their failure to prevent the Japanese sneak attacks in Pearl Harbor.  But the American public will never be as stupid to admit the spoilers’ radical propaganda campaign against the government that in a conspiracy with the enemy similar to 911, it was the United States’ High Military Command that attacked Pearl Harbor, and not the Imperial Armed Forces of Japan. That similar to 911, what we saw in television footages of the Pearl Harbor attacks was just CAMERA TRICKS! This incredible innuendo insults the collective intelligence of the American people … it has a foul smell of treason that is so rotten leaving no doubt at all that it came from the rancid bowels of the earth.


     If Oswald did not kill Pres. Kennedy, who did? It does not mean that if Oswald didn’t do it, former Pres. Lyndon Johnson did it.  It does not mean that because the Warren Commission pointed to Oswald as the only lone assassin who carried out Pres. Kennedy’s murder, the Warren Commission had in fact ordered the bestial killing of Pres. Kennedy.  It does not mean that because Sen. Bobby Kennedy was New York’s most prominent radical activist, he was shot dead in the skull by the government, not shot by an enraged Sirhan Sirhan whose dream was to be “famous” in a very distorted way.


     The legends of Pearl Harbor and the murders of the Kennedys live forever, especially when the myth is kept alive in the name of anti-government activism. Like 911, millions of questions are asked everyday out of endless arrays of theories – mysterious and macabre alike. The more ghastly the assumptions are – that is the more delusional they are that fits in Stephen Kings’s mystery thrillers – the higher the command of media attention is.  But it’s all about the beating of a dead horse where the limelight falls as the curtains raise on the national stage of make-belief. If you are a Victorian Litterateur during my earlier halcyon days, you will immediately know that what we are dealing with is the present time’s Literature exemplar!



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