The September 11th 2001 Terrorist Attacks: My Personal Compendium Of Evidence & Speculation

Adam Fitzgerald
30 min readApr 7, 2024

“A breach in the very unity of life, a biological paradox, an abomination, an absurdity, an exaggeration of disastrous nature. Life had overshot its target, blowing itself apart. A species had been armed too heavily — by spirit made almighty without, but equally a menace to its own well-being. Its weapon was like a sword without hilt or plate, a two-edged blade cleaving everything; but he who is to wield it must grasp the blade and turn one edge toward himself. Despite his new eyes, man was still rooted in matter, his soul spun into it and subordinated to its blind laws. And yet he could see matter as a stranger, compare himself to all phenomena, see through and locate his vital processes.

He comes to nature as an unbidden guest, in vain extending his arms to beg conciliation with his maker: Nature answers no more; it performed a miracle with man, but later did not know him. He has lost his right of residence in the universe, has eaten from the Tree of Knowledge and been expelled from Paradise. He is mighty in the near world, but curses his might as purchased with his harmony of soul, his innocence, his inner peace in life’s embrace.”

Peter Wessel Zapffe (1899–1990)

Just minutes before American Airlines Flight 11 directed itself into the northern facade, between floors 93 and 99 of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, the theme of New York City was a complex mixture of local and transient camaraderie. The New York Yankees had finished first in the American League East. NFL Football had started two days earlier, and the city was buzzing with innocent enthusiasm. US Foreign policy, Arab fundamentalism or even domestic-foreign intelligence operations were not acknowledged by the masses. Nor even formally understood. What the hell did we know about Al Qaeda? Ahmad al-Hada? Or who Tom Wilshire even were. Who the hell cared! Make sure Andy Pettitte was starting game 1 of the AL championship and the world will be all right, like how it was before.

Then at 8:46am, the city as we knew it, the world….would all dramatically change, as soon as the nose cone of Flight 11 impacted the 96th floor at 440 miles an hour, killing all 92 occupants, passengers and crew. The hijackers who took over the plane were not counted since none of the family members ever officially identified or gave DNA samples. Which should make one think about how utterly confusing that can be, but hey, we are talking about one conspiracy in this magnificent and harrowing story called 9/11, where there are many dozens of conspiracies no one dares speak on, or don’t even acknowledge, even today.

Oh we have had our fair share of “half cocked” conspiracy theories before then, such as the Millennium countdown, Joseph Camping’s followers receiving signals from God, and yes, even MKULTRA (it is still in use just under a different name). But nothing was to prepare the world for what would come out of this tragedy. It would also hinder any future interest or even warrant an investigation in the coming years due to the intense saturation of irresponsible chatter on the world wide internet. The insane asylum would have it’s gate to hell wide open, and woe unto you who dared question their blatant disregard for rationale! You are a fed! A traitor of truth or part of the cabal.

Mohamed Atta, the alleged pilot hijacker f Flight 11, would have found some of the 9/11 conspiracies quite fascinating and also disheartening (if we are to also fully believe he was piloting that plane). But out of the banal laughter of ignorance would come a growing bleak future. One in which even the alleged mastermind of the September 11th attacks couldn't possibly even have imagined himself!

That the terrorist attacks would leave an everlasting ripple of electronic invasiveness, blood-lust and dominion over the rest of the earth. Unfortunately, this isn’t a fringe conspiracy. This has been the reality, even as i type these words in 2024.

“And what rough beast, it’s hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?” (The Second Coming, William Butler Yates)

During this dark period, i myself was going thru the roughest patch of my life. Drug addicted and homeless, sleeping on friends couches and having little to no personal possessions,. I made out….barely each day. One could say a non-existence in the meat-grinder, slaughterhouse factory of a world that Howard Beale once exclaimed in the film ”Network”. Ignorant, pale and dependent on others. I took refuge where i could get it. Just like the very decent people near the falling WTC towers, as the end of the world came rushing downwards in the form of twisted steel and pulverized concrete debris.

But much like all things thru-ought the epoch of humankind, from the ashes of the fallen, the phoenix rises. But not without acknowledging that i too was a fallen soul and at 6'10'’ one could also say, a human “tower”. No one knew it at the time, but the terrorist attacks didn't just end here. American Airlines Flight 77 had crashed into the Pentagon, and in short order, United Airlines Flight 93 had been steered into a former coal mine in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. All people on board these planes were killed. What else could these clear blue skies rain upon us today? I was told by friends, to always keep “looking up” because I'm already down. But like almost everyone else, we were looking up for totally different reasons.

Plans were already being made at a meeting between members of the National Security Counsel held in the war room of the Pentagon. The Bush neoconservative faction led by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz, pushed Bush administration officials to start preparing for war with Iraq. What the heck? How can anyone be certain who did what when the investigation just began in the smoldering rubble that very afternoon? Who the hell is Richard Perle? Douglas Feith? And that bald, uniquely oval shaped man, Richard Armitage? Why are they making decisions for total war?

What the hell did i know.

If only i had paid attention to the things that matter! Such as the beautiful quote, “ignorance is bliss”. And the damning curse of obtaining knowledge. This would be my price for wanting to know in the later years of my life.

“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.”


By the time i relocated from New York City to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2003, i had absolutely no idea where it would lead me or what i would find. I would reside and work in the sprawling town for 12 years , and during that time i was alone, i had read many dozens of books, thousands of documents and files, watched many hundreds of videos of primary source material relating to the September 11th events. What started out as an innocent hobby, turned into a daily, mind fuck of an experience that would send me into a manic depressive state that dabbled into nihilism. From learning of state sponsored terrorism, covert actions, intentional withholding of pertinent information from other agencies, to even, outright lying before a congressional inquiry.

Then you had the million or so, documents and files either locked away for decades inside the National Archives, or worse, forever destroyed. The point here, the further i delved into this damning period, the more i became detached from society, and grew inexplicably apathetic to human affairs in general. A hell i had created for myself, where the torments of obtaining knowledge would viciously suck every last bit of humanity from my soul left. Which wasn’t much to begin with anyway.

But i needed to know more!

“I thought this was what you wanted?! You wanted to see. And you wanted to know. Now you know. And I wanted everything. Now everybody’s happy!

Julia Cotton, Hellraiser 2

The enormity of ascertaining knowledge pertaining to the 9/11 attacks, is quite a challenge. Whether its from primary source material, which has to be verified thru the scientific method. Or, from compiling eyewitness data and testimonies which are rather tedious. Nevertheless, i was quite determined to get to the heart of the matter. I had absolutely no clue, whatsoever, that when i first started down this journey in the summer of 2006 it would take me to today. Not even a thought. Nor even a moments notice. I had just briefly studied, rather lazily, the history of the Abrahamic faiths.

I fell into anti-theism because i had looked at this history as an atheist and i looked only thru the lens of those that were agreeable to my specific worldview. After 3 years of this, it was brought to my attention that this was a perverted view of religious history. I was an anti-theist, and yet i learned absolutely nothing about the spiritual history or even a layman’s history of Christianity, Islam or Judaism. I was right back where i started, but much more fervent in my disbelief. I became the very people i despised!

The overtly religious!

I had not blamed anyone by myself. I was determined to make it right, but first, i had to self reflect and fully comprehend, and correct, the matter of looking thru the lens of human constructs. This was about “de-programing” myself from the Matrix if you will. No longer could i study anything without first applying a clear conscious, like an investigator would at a crime scene. Nothing matters besides information. Evidence. Which can be tested and applied as fact once it is verified as true. Justice is not about what you feel is true. That doesn’t work in a court of law. If we are to hold people accountable, for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we need evidence to show for it. I mean, what the fuck else are we in this for? Kicks? Attention? Views? Patreon monies?

I’m dead broke! Yet i believe (still do) in actual unblemished justice. Yes color me naive. But what else is there. And f that doesn't warrant your full, undivided efforts to obtain it. Just pour some whiskey in that coffee cup, order some heroin and shoot up til the cows come along and start nodding off to Coldplay. Because life is really not worth the effort to continue.

I soon became aware of Paul Thompson. He was about to be the single most important man in my life at that point. I just didn’t realize that til a couple years later. He would author the single most valuable book on the September 11th attacks, “The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11 — and America’s Response”. A 608 paged written timeline, in chronological order, of how the intelligence services, state department and department of defense failed so spectacularly. This single book was the very first text i had ever read regarding 9/11. Thank the heavens for this!

Yes i had some initial brief moments of dabbling in fringe conspiracies in 2006. I watched the low rent horror, Loose Change and In Plane Site. But thru my newfound application of applying the scientific method, i challenged many of the theories they proposed. Which most of the statements and claims made in both films were now known by me as demonstrably false.

“It is so important to understand that one of the primary means of immobilizing the American people politically today is to hold them in a state of confusion in which anything can be believed but nothing can be known, nothing of significance that is.

And the American people are more than willing to be held in this state because to know the truth — as opposed to only believe the truth — is to face an awful terror and to be no longer able to evade responsibility. It is precisely in moving from belief to knowledge that the citizen moves from irresponsibility to responsibility, from helplessness and hopelessness to action, with the ultimate aim of being empowered and confident in one’s rational powers.”

(On Belief verses Knowledge, a letter by E. Martin Schotz 1992)

This above quote is a personal challenge and is also my favorite by forensic psychologist and author of “History Will Not Absolve Us”, Dr. E. Martin Schotz. Every day i try and live by these valuable words. Its led me to where i am today, and thankfully, a reputation intact (i think!). We should all take up the challenge to know rather than believe. Whereas knowledge can make you empowered by your clear conscious to take action against the very entities that would rather have you paralyzed by beliefs and irrational speculations.

“We are Israeli! We are not your problem, your problem are our problems! The Palestinians are the problem!”

Who the hell are the “dancing Israelis? This was my inquiry when i first read the late Justin Raimondo’s article on back in 2007. Three men were seen celebrating the attack of the North Tower of the World Trade Center and weren’t Muslim? When East Rutherford PD were controlling traffic, a APB went out for a white panel truck which the Israelis were seen leaving Doric Towers in Jersey City. A woman had reported what she seen. When the panel truck came upon officer Scott DeCarlo at approximately 345pm, he pulled it over. By now there were five men in the vehicle.

DeCarlo ordered the men to vacate the truck but no one budged. By the time the last man was exiting, after forcing out the driver, who would later be identified as Sivan Kurzburg, the police started to question the men as they were being transported. Leading Sivan to make the outlandishly confusing statement about the Palestinians being the problem.

What in the living hell did that even mean? What an incredibly odd statement to make in front of a cop, just hours seen celebrating the attacks of one of the worst terrorist attacks on US soil. My skepticism began to seep deep into my soul, and for years looked into Israeli intelligence and how US foreign policy has been shaped by Israeli politics influencing Congress for decades. Was there really a connection here? Or was it just a bunch of compete fuckin idiots here.

“Plz Hold Off Per Wilshire!”

Mundane days didn’t exist thru the peak research period. Every single second of the day, for at least 7–8 hours, i had poured thru the internet to search for primary data. One question that i posed to myself from the beginning was, “who exactly were these hijackers” and “why didn't the intelligence community know about them”. What i was to find over the 16 years since, astonishes me to the point of nihilism. A drastic trend one can rightfully say. Looking over the profiles of these pilot hijackers came first. They were know as the “Hamburg Cell”, Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah. The pilot hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175 and United Airlines Flight 93 respectively.

What shaped their minds to undertake such an extreme position as steering a plane intentionally into a building killing not just themselves but many dozens on board as well. Wahhabi Wahhabi Wahhabi!!!

What in the hell is Wahhabism? Jesus now i have to understand the theological understandings of a branch in Islam? Yes, that’s exactly what i had to do in order for this connection to make sense. But let’s not distract from the initial study into the Hamburg Cell just yet! I am determined to know more, at any cost! Al Quds Mosque led by a fiery imam, Muhammad Fizazi, located in the heart of Hamburg. Fizazi would preach to a small unit of young radical Arabs who would stay after the initial moderate Islamic meetings at the late evening hours.

It was here the initial core members known as the Hamburg Cell, would become the primary core members of the “planes operation”, known as the 9/11 attacks later on. Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, and Ramzi bin al-Shibh. What a crew these guys were! But it didn’t end there. The German intelligence BFV were monitoring two Syrian-Germans with direct connections to Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Muhammad Haydar Zammar and Marmoun Darkanzali. It didn't end there! The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) also tried to recruit these two men during the late 1990’s and the National Security Agency were also monitoring Zammar and Darkanzali’s calls!

What else did the CIA know about these guys? How long?

Fast forward to Terror Timeline and Thompson’s invaluable resource site, HistoryCommons! Finding this site was like finding Leah Remini in your bedroom with black silk stockings and inviting you to be seduced! A vast and seemingly unlimited resource site that had thousands of data entries, media links and various sites to link the primary data on the 9/11 attacks and just about most important events in US history. It is now offline, but can be found thru the Wayback Machine. How could such an remarkable site lose interest from the public?

It would direct me to the CIA connection with the hijackers, but so would another valuable text that i would reward soon after. “Disconnecting The Dots” by Kevin Fenton. Now here was a well documented book which showed the history of CIA’s own intelligence operation which began a one man hunt to monitor and collect intelligence on Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda anywhere in the world. It was here i began looking at the CIA’s Bin Laden Issue Station, code named, Alec Station. Alec was the name of the son of the unit’s station chief, Michael Scheuer (whom i and Richard Cox had interviewed on my podcast in 2023).

Scheuer hired a slew of women analysts to become the heart and soul of this very small unit in 1996. But it also catered to the FBI and NSA, so they can pool their intelligence together and work as a singular team. Oh how naive i would become to finally learn in short order, how that was completely not the case. There were some FBI agents from the New York field office, led by a very charismatic and handsome agent, John O’Neill. O’Neill and Scheuer would immediately become mortal adversaries.

By the time the cable was read by John Miller, two men, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, were already known to both CIA and NSA working this case as Al Qaeda. Both men had attended a high level Al Qaeda meeting in Malaysia, which the NSA had head in the Yemen house. The CIA had photos of al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi as well as their passports and US Visas. This information was crucial! If they are coming to the United States, the Department of Justice has to be warned about their arrival to begin immediate investigations of both men, especially since they were seen with the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing in October 2000, Tawfiq bin Attash. Also known by his moniker, Khallad.

Miller immediately drafted a cable to FBI headquarters about the cable attached now along with Miller’s recommendations the FBI get involved as soon as they land. However, the CIA’s Deputy Director of the Bin Laden Issue Station, Tom Wilshire, had other plans it seemed. What in gods green earth is there to think about Tom!? Two known Al Qaeda members are coming inside the United States, to Los Angeles specifically. The CIA does not have jurisdiction here, the FBI does! Its not a hard decision. But Wilshire tells lead Yemen house analyst, Michelle Anne Casey, to write on the cable “Plz Hold Off Per Wilshire”.

The FBI agents tasked at the station are completely shell shocked. Why on earth would the CIA not share this information with the FBI and begin an immediate case on both men? According to Mark Rossini, who i had interviewed, the conversation between Rossini and Casey went like this….

This is not a matter for the FBI”. “The next Al Qaeda attack is going to be in South East Asia, and if and when we want to let the FBI know we will, and you are not to say anything”.

The CIA and NSA, and later i find out Saudi and Israeli intelligence also knew, that both men, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, were living openly inside the United States. The FBI, nor the State Department, knew. Thus, we the American people didn’t know. And they they hell would we? We don’t know generally jack shit about Al Qaeda or Arab Fundamentalism.

Let the governments do their thing and let us watch American Gladiators and New York Yankees! Merica! Fuck yeah!!! Once this was known to me by 2008, i had completely detached myself from watching TV (i have not had a TV since) and completely lost faith in any government institution.

“ Today’s lukewarm consensus about America’s reduced role in a post-Cold War world is wrong. Conservatives should not accede to it; it is bad for the country and, incidentally, bad for conservatism. Conservatives will not be able to govern America over the long term if they fail to offer a more elevated vision of America’s international role.

What should that role be? Benevolent global hegemony. Having defeated the “evil empire,” the United States enjoys strategic and ideological predominance. The first objective of U.S. foreign policy should be to preserve and enhance that predominance by strengthening America’s security, supporting its friends, advancing its interests, and standing up for its principles around the world.

(Toward a Neo-Reaganite Foreign Policy — Robert Kagan & William Kristol July 1,1996)

Even far many years prior to my studies in geopolitics and domestic politics. i had never had any faith, whatsoever, in the American political system. Now at the same time, i had zero clue how anything was actually governed, or by whom. I still had less than a layman’s understanding of politics in general. But i was always skeptical, about just everything. A trait i was very fortunate to have since i had a very troubled upbringing. So when i first heard of neoconservatism back in 2011–2012, i was just bringing myself to understanding about how domestic policies affected the world over. And boy was i about to find out that my skeptical nature, was probably rather “liberal” after learning of just how apathetic American politics and geopolitics truly are.

The Project for the New American Century(PNAC) was a neoconservative think tank created in 1997 by two well established “Reagan” conservatives. William Kristol and Robert Kagan. Both had as the organization's stated goal is “to promote American global leadership”. Of the twenty-five people who signed PNAC’s founding statement of principles, ten went on to serve in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush, just three years later. Many of the cosigners, were notable “war hawks” who had started under former US President Ronald Reagan and had studied under Paul Henry Nitze and Albert Wohlstetter, Nitze, an American political scientist and primary architect of the defense policy during the Cold War era, introduced Wolfowitz to Wohlstetter, who was noted for his nuclear strategy planning during the Cold War.

People such as Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle. Both men would serve under the Bush administration. With Wolfowitz as the Undersecretary of Defense and Perle, the Chairman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee. They would be also involved with the United States foreign policy team regarding Iraq and the Ba'athist regime under dictator, Saddam Hussein. The Project for the New American Century developed from Kristol and Kagan’s belief that the Republican Party lacked a “compelling vision for American foreign policy,” which would allow Republican leaders to effectively criticize President Bill Clinton’s foreign policy record.

So what i hell did i stumble onto here?! Where in the blue hell is this during our educational studies at American high schools in New York City? Now i did graduate from high school back in 1989, so i wouldn't know about any of this til some 22 years later. But this isn't even taught now! Why are kids today so vastly ignorant of American politics? It’s because history is being told by certain people who either are just as ignorant, or, want that nefarious history denied to the fresh young minds of today's youth!

But how does the PNAC think tank have anything to do with the 9/11 terrorist attacks? Well, we will have to look at the documents and statements made by these so called “foreign policy experts” to find out! According to PNAC cosigner, Elliot Abrams in his statement of principals on June 3rd 1997…

“It described the United States as the “world’s pre-eminent power,” and said that the nation faced a challenge to “shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests.” In order to achieve this goal, the statement’s signers called for significant increases in defense spending, and for the promotion of “political and economic freedom abroad.” It said the United States should strengthen ties with its democratic allies, “challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values,” and preserve and extend “an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.” Calling for a “Reaganite” policy of “military strength and moral clarity,” it concluded that PNAC’s principles were necessary “if the United States is to build on the successes of this past century and to ensure our security and our greatness in the next.”

One of the interests the PNAC members most prominently spoke about?


The whirling vortex of data points, documents, video series, commission reports, FBI 302’s, CIA cables, files and even YouTube videos were plentiful back in 2010. Now you are lucky to have a few of these items without having to go thru paywalls and paid subscriptions, while most everything has been either restricted or loss forever by deleted profiles. Its why i thank the god i don't believe in for having the insight of compiling all the data i've come across on a hard drive.

In 2010, i bought a 16 GB hard drive thinking if i can save the data in one source, i could always return t it. Plus, i also surmised, that i can very well see one day the US government regulated the internet, if there was such an idea. By 2024 however, i have 5 TB of information, that i had saved since 14 years ago. I now had a insatiable drive to access and process the information relating to the historical canon of 9/11. So much so, it drove me mad that i spent over 5–6 hours per day, approximately, either studying information, analyzing data, reading books, files and documents or watching anything i can from the historical perspective. The most time time consuming part in all this? Vetting the data itself.

I would approximate that it took over half the time to run any evidence or theorem, thru the scientific method. the basic steps for the method, generally, are as follows:

  1. Define a question
  2. Gather information and resources (observe)
  3. Form an explanatory hypothesis
  4. Test the hypothesis by performing an experiment and collecting data in a reproducible manner
  5. Analyze the data
  6. Interpret the data and draw conclusions that serve as a starting point for a new hypothesis
  7. Publish results

The end result is always the same. To obtain a demonstrable fact. Tangible information is far more deadlier and exalting by the person wielding it for purposes of attaining justice. As naive as this sounds, as transparent it may be to some, its what i had always believed. Yes! This hopeless pessimist, one who believes in a dire future, still believes in unblemished justice. I mean, why else are we in this for? Money? Fame? Fortune? I was already poor and didn't care for a crowd. My mind isn’t predicated on materialism. As broken as i was, and am, there still lies the function of knowing basic right and wrong. And i intend to get to the bottom of it.

“I clearly understand the difference. I clearly understand. We’re going after the leadership. You guys are going after the body. But, it doesn’t matter. The bottom line is, CIA will never give you the best infonnation from ‘Alex Base’ or anywhere else. CIA will never provide that to you because if you were· successful in your effort to target Al Qaeda, you will steal our thunder. Therefore, we will not support this.” — Anthony Shaffer briefing to CIA at the, U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, regarding the Defense Intelligence Agency program codenamed “Able Danger” in 1999.

In 1999 a covert operation, codenamed “Able Danger”, was a classified military planning effort led by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The program used data mining techniques to associate open source information with classified information in an attempt to make connections among individual members of terrorist groups. It employed the services of the Land Information Warfare Activities Division, people like Erik Kleinsmith, which obtained open and closed source information thru a variety of technical expertise.

When i began to learn more about Able Danger it was quite a revelation. I had never heard of this program, and the 9/11 Commission Final Report, nor the Joint House Inquiry into 9/11 Final Report, had not acknowledged it at all. So why not? Why would the US Federal Government and the Department of Defense want to cover up this rather important operation?

Well, i was just about to learn why in short order.

I had personally interviewed both Shaffer and Kleinsmith for my podcast many years later about their experiences with the Able Danger program. But it was a book by Anthony Shaffer that explained it in further detail. By 2000, the program collected pertinent information of two active terrorist cells operating inside the United States. One cell was from Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind radical cleric from the Egyptian islamist organization Gamma Islamiyyah and the other cell was Mohamed Atta. Atta was also from Egypt, but later, he would allegedly be the hijacker pilot of American Airlines Flight 11 that crashed into the WTC North Tower.

However, military lawyers from SOCOM, involved with the Able Danger operation, would restrict Able Danger team members, including Shaffer from sharing information with the FBI. This seemed awfully similar in regards to the CIA disallowing FBI agents working at Alec Station to sharing information with FBI headquarters. Soon, SOCOM officials related to the operational staff not to pursue Mohamed Atta at all.

Erik Kleinsmith was ordered to destroy 3 terabytes of data relating to Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah. For they were categorized as “legal Americans”, and thus they had 30 days to destroy the data or else the Land Information Warfare Activities Division would face legal consequences by SOCOM lawyers. But, they weren’t “Americans”. They were foreign nationals who had valid US visas, and therefore the information shouldn’t have been ordered to be destroyed. So, when William Dugan, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight, was asked by Arlen Spector, chair of the Judiciary Committee investigation into Able Danger in 2006 asked:

Spector: “Thank you, Senator Sessions. Mr. Dugan, Mohammed Atta was not a U.S. person, was he?

Dugan: “ Based on what I have read in the press since September 11, 2001, I don’t believe he was. He wasn’t a permanent resident alien. He wasn’t a U.S. citizen. He wasn’t in any of the other categories. He wasn’t in the country lawfully. For instance, a student visa or a tourist visa, that is not the same thing as a permanent resident alien.”

Spector: “ Mr. Dugan, you are the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight. Can’t you give us a more definitive answer to a very direct and fundamental and simple question like, was Mohammed Atta a U.S. person?”

Dugan: “ No he wasn’t.”

The insidious nature of these conspiracies began to affect me, but at a gradual pace, so i wouldn’t realize it until it was too late.

To capitalize on the essence of conspiracy theory, one must walk a very delicate and fine line, so as to not land deep into the trenches of it and go full on David Icke. There are many anomalies involving September 11th, but there are far more egregious examples of ridiculousness which mainly pander to a specific and prejudicial worldview. Whether it be political, demographic or even for religious reasons. I became completely opposed in getting it right, because i witnessed so much wrong in this field and it saturated the global internet even back when Bush Jr was still in office.

I didn’t look at information as an independent investigator, but how a criminal law enforcement officer would a crime scene. Trying to connect the dots to use in a future case for prosecution a crime. You simply cannot walk into a court of law and say “George W. Bush is guilty of the 9/11 attacks!!” can we.

Well, unless you are April Gallop.

I soon found out bout Gallop after watching Loose Change, the 9/11 fiction film back in 2006–2007. Her name became synonymous for the remarkable claim made by the films producers, Dylan Avery and Korey Rowe, that American Airlines Flight 77 could not have crashed into the Pentagon because there was so little noticeable debris left behind. Gallop had worked for the U.S Army inside the Pentagon on the morning of September 11th 2001. As the plane struck just 50–60 feet away from her desk she was knocked down alongside her newborn son Elijah. Years later, Gallop would make a startling admission. That she saw no evidence of any plane debris whatsoever.

Fringe conspiracy theorists like Barbara Honegger, Jason Bermas, Dylan Avery, Alex Jones, Jim Fetzer and Thierry Meyssan, would all use her account to reinvigorate their transparent claims of a missile impacting the Pentagon, drone airliners made to look like Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon and a white plane impacting the Pentagon with the walls embedded with high grade military explosives.

Imagine, just coming across this as an outsider. The banality of it all. The complete chaos this one incident on that day would cause to the one movement that started off so pro active. To what they are now. A paralyzed and contoured cell of incompetents.

Yet in the light of the overwhelming physical, technical and eyewitness evidence of Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon. This became a divisive focal point within the 9/11 Truth Movement. So much so, it helped to destroy it from within. As for Gallop? A Washington Post article dated September 9th 2011, detailed her problem as soon as she attained counsel to represent her in court for her incredulous statements.

The suit asserted that the story about a hijacked plane hitting the Pentagon “is false,” that the defendants were “complicit” in the attacks because they wanted to create conditions that would allow them to reassert “U.S. military power abroad, particularly in Iraq, the Persian Gulf, and other oil-producing areas.”

Gallop says she isn’t sure about all the claims in the suit that bears her name. The lawyers wrote them. “I can’t say I absolutely agree with everything in the lawsuit,” she says. “But I do think the case should be allowed to get to discovery.”

The suit was thrown out as frivolous in 2010. An appeals court upheld the dismissal in April. A motion to reconsider was denied in July.”

Welp. So much for being pro active eh? Is this the triumph from the 9/11 Truth Movement? Some people still reference Gallop from time to time. Oh and just to show you how “certain” she was about no plane crashing into the Pentagon that day. She would also sue American Airlines and Osama Bin Laden. Why? According to Gallop….

If there are claims out there that these things took place that day, the airlines are liable. If they are liable, I’m one of the victims. I have to do that for my son.”

Much like many of the grifting, self professed experts on 9/11. Gallop was ultimately about the money.

Show me the money!!!!!”

Approximately 10 years later, i had not an active internet profile. I was anonymous as the “Zodiac” in regards to being involved with online activism or any internet activity. That was until i was invited by a ten year old niece, who asked me innocently as she watched me read the Anthony Summers book “The Eleventh Day”.

“So, what are you gonna do about all this stuff you are doing?”

I distinctly remember being paralyzed by the simple question.

What in the hell am i doing? 12 years of data processing, reading thousands of news articles based in the US and abroad, reading thousands of documents released by the government, and reading over 60 books based on terrorism, international intelligence history, US foreign policy, the US-Israel relationship, Saudi Arabia foreign policy and its relationship with the West, the history of Zionism and Wahhabi Islam, a large historical archive of information that i had only scratched the surface from.

Looking pleased and feigning a slight smile as she left the room, i was as mute as a street clown. But kids say the darndest things, usually correct and abrupt! Several days later, i began a YouTube account. But my goal was simple. I would never make a dime sharing information. I would not seek fame or fortune. And most importantly, i would be accessible to anyone at any time. I would make it an archive of material, as i naively thought back then, that i could offset the disinformation about 9/11, if i load daily videos. What i truly wanted to do, was to empower the public with tangible information which can be used in a court of law, or to simply, inform the public at large while doing so without bias or prejudice. To lead the people with the evidence. If anyone remembered me before the information, then i did it wrong. I decided right there to become simply an anonymous messenger.

As Dr. Schotz stated in the above quote…..

The citizen moves from irresponsibility to responsibility, from helplessness and hopelessness to action, with the ultimate aim of being empowered and confident in one’s rational powers.”

But i wasn’t done learning ust yet at just how nefarious the lead up to the 9/11 attacks was. Foreign intelligence leads to empowerment of foreign governments. But what i was about to learn next, was primarily based on some historical and personal data with the use of speculation that isn’t entertaining the fantastical . When these two were responsibly intertwined, the results were quite alarming.

“Ladies and gentlemen: here the captain. Please sit down, keep remaining seating. We have a bomb on board. So sit.”

Ziad Jarrah audio broadcast from the cockpit of United Airlines Flight 93 (9–11–2001)

Ziad Samir Jarrah was born in Beirut, Lebanon in the city of Tariq al-Jidida to a wealthy and prominent family. Growing up with Christians and Muslims alike, Ziad was known to be quite amicable. He had always wanted to fly planes, but his family discouraged this not knowing that many years later he would be intricately involved in an airline catastrophe that would change the world over. Ziad had moved in Greifswald, Germany in 1996 with his cousin Salim. He would then relocate to the main city of Hamburg where he went to the University of Applied Sciences and took up aeronautical engineering.

He would live alone by renting an apartment from Rosemarie Canel, who would paint a portrait of him that he would bring back as a gift for his mother that December. He then began exploring the fundamnetlist lessons taught at Wahhabi schools in Hamburg. He had met very nefarious characters such as Marcel K and Abdulrahman al-Makhadi, a local ultra-orthodox Muslim who raises money for the militant Palestinian group Hamas and is monitored by the German intelligence service BFV.

Things weren’t really adding up for the party socialite who chased girls and drank good German beer. Now he wanted to learn from virulent “anti-western” Wahhabi imams and catered to known fundamentalist clerics and associates. What the hell was he doing, making this unreasonable turn in his life? Usually Wahhabi clerics are drawn to the less fortunate and ignorant, it’s easier to manipulate them. Here was a well educated and mild mannered Lebanese who had absolutely zero religious training or upbringing. Now he wishes to become immersed into the most fanatical aspects of Islam?

Something just doesn’t make sense!

How can it be that most students, or even the experts of 9/11 history, not find this to be truly puzzling. But what i would later find out was that it made perfect sense. But by then, all i had was mere speculation to make it make sense.

“Please, here the captain. We have a bomb on board. So sit.”

Those were the words spoken allegedly by the new pilot of United Airlines Flight 93, Ziad Samir Jarrah. Up to this point, all we knew about the young, amicable Jarrah was that he was brainwashed during a trip in Afghanistan along with another alleged pilot hijacker, Mohamed Atta. Up til about 2011, I had come across Ziad’s profile and with my layman understanding of Wahhabi Islam. He certainly did not fit the bill, so to speak. It gnawed at me slowly. Very periodically. Methodical in it’s erosion of my ignorance.

Like a dying pulse. Just enough to remind me of him, and how this one single man out of the 18 involved with the 9/11 hijackings, and how noticeably different he was from them.

Soon I began learning also about Ziad’s family background. By 2012, I would come across a news story that would have every fiber of my being standing on edge!

“Lebanese in Shock Over Arrest of an Accused Spy (NY Times 2–18–2009)”

Ali al-Jarrah was a schoolteacher who lived a double life. On July 12th 2008 Ali al-Jarrah would be arrested by Hezbollah authorities, eventually held over to the Lebanese military for questioning about his 30 year long espionage career for the Israeli Mossad. He is said to have been paid at least $300,000 over the years by Israeli Intelligence. Ali’s brother Yusuf al-Jarrah is said to have helped him spy, but few details of his case have been reported. Ali al-Jarrah would be Ziad Jarrah’s uncle….reports state they did not know each other well.

According to the NY Times article al-Jarrah explained how he operated for decades working with Israeli intelligence on Hezbollah activities.

“From his home in this Bekaa Valley village, Mr. Jarrah, 50, traveled often to Syria and to south Lebanon, where he photographed roads and convoys that might have been used to transport weapons to Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group, investigators say. He spoke with his handlers by satellite phone, receiving “dead drops” of money, cameras and listening devices. Occasionally, on the pretext of a business trip, he traveled to Belgium and Italy, received an Israeli passport, and flew to Israel, where he was debriefed at length, investigators say.”

Finding this out was truly outrageous, bordering on the surreal. Almost similar to what you would read in spy novellas, where the normal everyday joe unacknowledged by his neighbors, yet lives an enigmatic double life as a danger loving spy. There was also another cousin, Asssem al-Jarrah, who also worked with Germany-Libyan intelligence who continues to deny his career in espionage, but many who knew him scoff at his denial. Assem Jarrah would also be the only family member who believes Ziad Jarrah was indeed an Islamic fundamentalist convert who piloted Flight 93, and he also stated that he had not seen or heard from Ziad Jarrah for many years. The Jarrah family have singularly disavowed Assem from family functions.

Israeli officials would aloes remark about Ali al-Jarrah’s case in Lebanon.

“Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israel’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, declined to discuss Mr. Jarrah’s situation, saying, “It is not our practice to publicly talk about any such allegations in this case or in any case.”

The revealing aspect of all this would be the phone calls made on United Airlines Flight 93, where the alleged hijacker pilot, Ziad Jarrah, would contradict the FBI’s assessment that there were 4 hijackers on board this plane. Yet according to 6 phone calls from 4 passengers and 2 flight attendants, there were only 3 hijackers on board the plane. However, it is also alleged that the voice that came over the plane’s cockpit broadcast was Ziad Jarrah himself. I question whether he boarded the plane or not, even now to this day. But i also cannot discount it either.

Could Ziad Jarrah be the Israeli spy playing the part of an Al Qaeda fundamentalist who infiltrated the Hamburg Cell from Germany and take part in the planning stages of he worst terrorist attack in US history to ensure the plans are successful so that Israel foreign policy can come to fruition with US-Saudi assistance? Would this be feasible? Rational? Or is this a stretch, or worse, completely batshit nuts to even think of it in the first place?

Learning much of what i have over the last 16 years has led me to know just one thing for certain. That i know absolutely nothing of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks. That whatever i have learned is miniscule to the information that remains classified, or worse, destroyed and or deleted. Considering the vast amounts of disinformation, irrational speculation from certain members of the public, with the near abrupt silence from certain aspects of the federal government and it’s “fifth column”. the national media, what does anyone really know about 9/11.

All i know this this. That by reporting just the facts, as little there are, to the public, it will only enforce them with information. And with information comes power. And power comes responsibility and action.

That is how we can build a movement, and maybe…..just maybe, we can hold people accountable.



Adam Fitzgerald

Geo-political scientist/researcher into the events of September 11th 2001.