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Christopher Bollyn – Chapter XV The Cover-Up

“We’ve never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming.”
—Dick Cheney, “Interview of the Vice President by Tony Snow”, March 29, 2006

For more than three months, structural steel from the World Trade Center has been and continues to be cut up and sold for scrap. Crucial evidence that could answer many questions about high-rise building design practices and performance under fire conditions is on the slow boat to China, perhaps never to be seen again in America until you buy your next car. … The destruction and removal of evidence must stop immediately.
– Bill Manning, “Selling Out the Investigation”, Fire Engineering, January 2002

My opinion is, based on the videotapes, that after the airplanes hit the World Trade Center there were some explosive devices inside the buildings that caused the towers to collapse…It would be difficult for something from the plane to trigger an event like that.
– Van Romero, explosion expert, “Explosives Planted In Towers, N.M. Tech Expert Says”, Albuquerque Journal, 11 September 2001


The terror atrocity of 9/11 is a wicked criminal deception that is not meant to be solved, which is why sincere efforts to solve the crime, like mine, encounter such vicious opposition. 9/11 is a textbook example of an elaborate criminal deceit known as “false-flag terrorism” in which the perpetrators designed the crime and spent years preparing the atrocity with the intention that a targeted group, in this case Osama Bin Laden and his nebulous band of Islamic fighters, Al Qaida, would be wrongly blamed. In an act of false-flag terrorism, placing the blame on the targeted entity is the primary motive for the crime. For an act of false-flag terrorism to succeed it is essential that crucial evidence be removed and destroyed to protect the fraud, and the criminals behind it, from being exposed. The destruction of the evidence and the promotion of the deception are intrinsic parts of the crime. The people behind the destruction of the 9/11 evidence are equal partners in crime along with the terrorists who planned and executed the attacks. 

The main purpose of the 9/11 terror spectacle was to shock and scare the nation to sway public opinion to support the preplanned Zionist fraud known as the “War on Terror” and the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. In the aftermath of the terror atrocity the unproven assertion that Al Qaida was behind the attacks became political dogma, the unchallengeable “party line” of both parties – and the controlled press. Although there were clearly a number of serious problems with the explanation that Al Qaida was behind the attacks, such as the unexplained explosive demolitions of the three towers at the World Trade Center, these issues were never discussed in the mainstream media. By ignoring the many unanswered questions about 9/11 the masters of the controlled media sought to marginalize those who pointed out the glaring problems with the “politically correct” explanation that blamed Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida.


The real masterminds of 9/11 designed the attacks to be a shocking spectacle of terror that would profoundly affect the American psyche and change the general perception of the Middle East. In order to scare the public and subjugate reason to fear, the architects of terror employed the psychological tactic of war known as “shock and awe.” The explosions that accompanied the aircraft crashing into the towers and the apocalyptic scenes of the buildings’ collapses were meant to create frightening images of “Islamic terrorism” to be seared into the consciousness of every American.

The attacks had to be seen as being the work of Arab Muslim terrorists in order for the terror deception to succeed and achieve the desired effect on public opinion. It was essential that the blame be put on the targeted scapegoat as quickly as possible to preclude any serious doubts or questions being raised about who was behind the atrocity. Getting the interpretation desired by the terror masterminds to the global public required having “terrorism experts” such as Ehud Barak, the Israeli commando leader-cum-prime minister, ready in a BBC television studio in London immediately after the attacks to present a plausible explanation blaming Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida – and calling for U.S. intervention in Afghanistan. The Israeli military chief’s interpretation, the first to accuse Osama Bin Laden, was bolstered by bits of incriminating evidence such as the pristine passport of an alleged Arab hijacker “found” near the rubble of the World Trade Center and a terrorist handbook on how to hijack airplanes supposedly left behind in one of the terrorists’ rental cars.

lthough the government collected all the evidence from the 9/11 crime scenes, including confiscated video tapes, black boxes, pieces of the aircraft, and human remains, it has never presented any evidence to identify the aircraft or support its assertion that Al Qaida was responsible for the attacks. It was, therefore, based on nothing more than fabricated evidence, but with the controlled media and public opinion solidly behind him, that President George W. Bush invaded Afghanistan in October 2001.

 If the government had real evidence that would conclusively prove its case for waging war, why has it not presented the evidence in a federal court after 10 years? The only logical explanation for this failure is that the government does not have any solid evidence to support its allegations.  Vice President Dick Cheney admitted as much in an interview with Tony Snow on 29 March 2006:  “We’ve never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming.”  It has been argued that Cheney made a slip of the tongue, but it is a matter of fact that evidence linking Osama bin Laden to 9/11 has never been forthcoming. 

If the attacks were truly carried out by Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida there would be no reason to hide any of the evidence because it should serve to corroborate and confirm the official version. If, on the other hand, 9/11 was a false-flag terror deception it would be absolutely imperative for the perpetrators to confiscate and destroy any evidence that could disprove their interpretation of events and expose their fraud. 

This is exactly what happened when, for example, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confiscated video recordings from privately-owned cameras overlooking the Pentagon. These video tapes have never been shown to the public. Likewise, the FBI collected many numbered aircraft parts which could identify the specific plane they came from, yet none of these parts has ever been presented to support the official version. The failure of the government to use the evidence in its possession to prove its version suggests that the aircraft used in the 9/11 attacks were not the planes that are said to have been involved.

Understanding that 9/11 is an act of false-flag terrorism is the first step in comprehending the nature of the crime and identifying the real perpetrators. This is not an easy task because it requires thinking counter-intuitively about the crime and looking at it from a completely different angle than how it has been explained by the government and controlled media. This is very difficult for people who have a great deal of trust invested in what the government and media say. It also means understanding that the criminal cover up and destruction of evidence continued long after the attacks. 

Finding those responsible for the destruction of the evidence requires investigating a most unlikely set of suspects, including current and former officials of the U.S. government, law enforcement, and military, and ascribing to them criminal behavior quite unlike what one would expect of such people. This means recognizing that the highest officials in the Department of Justice, for example, whose obligation it was to investigate the crime and prosecute those responsible, actually oversaw the confiscation and destruction of crucial evidence. 

A proper criminal investigation has to begin with and proceed from the evidence. Any inquiry that does not examine and consider all the evidence is not an investigation, but a fraud. Rather than a federal investigation of 9/11, there was a “non-investigation” that allowed crucial evidence, such as the structural steel from the World Trade Center, to be destroyed before it could be examined. Instead of solving the crime and bringing those responsible to justice, people in positions of power participated in a criminal conspiracy to destroy the evidence and obstruct justice. 

One of the clearest indications that 9/11 was an act of false-flag terrorism is that during the ten years after the attacks not a single victim’s lawsuit has gone to trial, although peripheral “terrorist” cases that did not require proving the official version have been tried. Likewise, although the government claims to have Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged “Mastermind of 9/11”, in detention, in April 2011 the Obama administration abruptly reneged on its promise to try the 9/11 suspects in an open court and announced that the accused terrorists would be processed in a closed military tribunal in Guantanamo, Cuba. 

If the government had evidence that could prove the veracity of its charges, why has it obstructed justice and refused to let a single 9/11 lawsuit go to trial?  For years after the attacks government officials defended the concealment of the evidence saying that pending lawsuits required such secrecy, but after ten years there still has not been a trial to determine who was really responsible for the attacks and there is scant hope there ever will be. 

Alvin K. Hellerstein, the federal judge in Manhattan who has overseen the 9/11 litigation, has effectively blocked any trial for the relatives that would address the question of culpability for the terror attacks that changed America – and the world. In a judicial war of attrition against the families of the 9/11 victims, all of the families, with only one exception, were pushed into accepting out-of-court settlements, which prevent them from being part of any further litigation. The family of 9/11 victim Mark Bavis is the last family standing of the nearly 100 families that chose to litigate to determine who is responsible for 9/11 rather than accept the government payout. Judge Hellerstein has stated that he intends to severely limit the time allowed for the Bavis family lawyers to only 50 hours, a most unusual and arbitrary limit to be imposed on a trial of such importance.

Continues in full at source where Chritopher Bollyn examines the culprits behind 9/11 and the consequences…