The Kissinger Bombshell

An Open Letter to 9/11 Skeptics and Doubters

(Written in astonishment.)

"Those who win in a rigged game, get stupid"
-- Catherine Austin Fitts

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Our lord and emperor George W. Bush has just tied together the entire ball of 9/11 lies and related wax, stuck a wick in it, and handed us the match. He has done so by appointing Henry Kissinger chairman of the long-awaited "independent" commission to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks.

To all those who want the unvarnished truth about the "Attack on America," starting with the families of the victims, this would have been a slap in the face - were it not so laughable.

Sequel to the Warren Commission

The resident of the White House was explicit in stating that the commission is not supposed to actually investigate anything about 9/11. Wrote the Associated Press, "Bush did not set as a primary goal for Kissinger to uncover mistakes or lapses of the government that could have prevented the Sept. 11 attacks."

So what is Henry supposed to actually do? "Instead, [Bush] said the panel should try to help the administration learn the tactics and motives of the enemy." [CNN]

Aha. In other words, the panel is supposed to produce more scary stories about what the freedom-hating evildoers are planning to do to us next. Sounds like overkill: Isn't that what every department of the administration is already doing?

The Kissinger commission is being called to life nearly 15 months after the attacks. The White House refused to sign off on the investigative body, until Congress agreed to its conditions. The panel can issue subpoenas only if the Republican members agree. In the polite words of Stephen Push, a leader of the 9/11 families ("Families of September 11",, the commission concept is simply "too weak."

So far, no surprise. For fifteen months, Bush and Cheney have repeatedly acted to delay the calling of an independent 9/11 investigation. They have tried to stop the release of any information about the attacks - let alone about their level of prior knowledge! And they have otherwise established the most secretive administration in modern American history.

But Henry Kissinger? Now that is a surprise!

Who could have imagined that the Bush regime would so obviously expose themselves to ridicule by appointing one of the world's best-known war criminals, terrorist masterminds, and professional liars as the head of a New Warren Commission?

Highlights of Dr. Kissinger's Career

Kissinger's name seems to be magically entwined with the date of Sept. 11th. As national security adviser and secretary of state in the Nixon administration, he helped engineer the CIA coup that overthrew the elected government of Chile, on Sept. 11, 1973.

In a famous comment on Chile at a 1970 White House meeting, Kissinger made no secret of his utter contempt for democratic government: "I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people," he said.

Now everyone remembers where they were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, though we know precious little about how and why the horrible crimes of that day were allowed to happen. But who knows that on the same morning, a federal suit was being filed against Dr. Kissinger by relatives of one of his countless victims? ("Family of Slain Chilean Sues Kissinger, Helms - Military Leader Was Killed in Kidnap Attempt Linked to Nixon Administration" by Bill Miller, Washington Post, September 11, 2001

As a direct result of the Pinochet coup, at least 3,000 Chilean civilians were "disappeared" and assassinated. As horrible as that was, Kissinger has been involved in even worse crimes.

As Nixon's national security adviser, Kissinger helped plan the "secret" bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed in this unprovoked action against a neutral state. The bombing destabilized the U.S.-backed Cambodian government, paving the way for the later takeover of that country by the Khmer Rouge.

But hey, let's not let mass murder detract from the man's achievements. In 1973, Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize for reaching a deal to end the U.S. invasion of Vietnam.

The Nixon government had at first refused the Paris peace deal with North Vietnam. Instead, it chose to level Hanoi in a massive Christmas 1972 bombing, leaving nothing there but dust. A few months later, Nixon and Kissinger accepted the same deal, with minor changes. Now that's how you win a peace prize!

Kissinger was the only major cabinet member who miraculously survived the subsequent fall of the Nixon regime. He remained Secretary of State under the appointed Unpresident, Gerald Ford. (Ford was the first "president" to not have even run in a presidential election, so there was no need to actually steal it.)

Okay, class. Anyone remember who the other key players in the 2-1/2 year Ford administration were?

Vice President: Nelson Rockefeller, brother of David.
Chief of Staff: Dick Cheney.
Secretary of Defense: Donald Rumsfeld.
Director of Central Intelligence: George Herbert Walker Bush.


Papa Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Kissinger. Sound familiar? Today, the same four men run the regime of the Idiot Prince.

Now *there* is a story for the historians of the future! Papa Bush apparently cut some nice deals with his CIA boys at the time, and in gratitude the agency later named its new headquarters the "George Herbert Walker Bush Building." We'll leave the rest of the Papa Bush story aside for today, though it may surpass even Kissinger's for sheer criminality. Today is Henry's day.

In 1973, while still with the Nixon administration, Kissinger became one of the founding fathers of the Trilateral Commission, together with Zbigniew Brzezinski and David Rockefeller, brother of Nelson. This association of billionaires, business leaders, academics and politicians was brought together by the three men in an effort to arm the global elites of the U.S., Europe and Japan against what at the time seemed like an unprecedented social and economic crisis. The Trilateral Commission has continued to meet annually ever since.

In 1975, Kissinger traveled with Ford to Indonesia, where they met with the U.S.-backed and U.S.-armed dictator Suharto, who oversaw the killing of millions during his 35-year reign. The day after Ford and Henry left, Indonesian forces invaded the independent territory of East Timor. One-third of the territory's population was exterminated during the subsequent 20-year occupation, but this had little impact on continuing American and Western arms shipments to the regime in Jakarta. Recently released documents establish that Suharto received a green light for the invasion from the president and secretary of state.

The 9/11 panel will not be the first "Kissinger Commission". In the early 1980s, under the Reagan-Bush administration, Henry was called to lead an investigation of U.S. policy in Central America. They provided the whitewash for the death squads that U.S. forces had armed and trained in El Salvador and Honduras, and for the "Contra" army that was organized by the CIA to invade Nicaragua.

Since then, the doctor has lived more quietly as the head of Kissinger Associates, which provides "consultancy" (door-opening) for oil and arms deals and much else besides, and which counts among its clients the U.S. government, NATO, many corporations, and foreign countries like China and Central Asia.

French prosecutors paid a surprise visit to Kissinger's Paris hotel suite in 2001, questioning him with regard to the war crimes charges that they would have been required to level under French law. They let him go his way, but henceforth, Henry will have to be a touch more discreet when strolling along the banks of the Seine.

2001 saw the publication of Christopher Hitchens's book, "The Trial of Henry Kissinger". Released in 2002, an eponymous documentary details the man's horrific and astonishing crimes. Couldn't Bush have found anyone less conspicuous, or less farcical, to wash his dirty laundry? One can only conclude that this was the only man the White House knew they could trust. If you want to cover something up, better pick someone with tons of his own dirt to hide.

Kissinger's appointment is an act of tremendous hubris - or else of absolute desperation. Is the official story of the 9/11 attacks really so wobbly that the regime must resort to hiring him?

He brought death squads to Chile in 1973. He covered up death squads in Central America in the 1980s. And now should we expect him to tell us the full story of how the CIA helped create Osama Binladin's death squads? Is this guy who is going to explore why the Air Force was stood down, or why and how so many FBI agents were blocked from investigating reports that terror pilots had infiltrated the United States? Or is Kissinger going to tell us why George W. Bush killed the FBI investigations into the Binladin family's connections to terrorism in early 2001?

Seriously. We can really have a field day with this.

But dangers lurk. Kissinger's appointment is the latest signal of an absolute and open intent to play HARDBALL. Let us all beware what sudden "surprises" are in store during the next days and months.

Kissinger features prominently within the "Defense Policy Board" run by Paul Wolfowitz at the Pentagon, which also includes veteran warheads Richard Perle and Newt Gingrich.

These men, termed the "Wolfowitz Cabal" by no less a personage than Colin Powell, are the Supreme Chickenhawks of the War Party. For years they have individually and collectively called for the (further) destruction of Iraq and, depending on their mood, preemptive war with Iran, Syria, North Korea - you name it. At a meeting earlier this year, they declared Saudi Arabia the real enemy, and considered the option of taking out the Saudis right after the planned war in Iraq. The powerpoint presentation viewed by the group on that day concluded with the following grand strategy for the upcoming war: "Iraq is the tactical pivot, Saudi Arabia the strategic pivot, Egypt the prize." (

On Sept. 11, 2001, as though that day was not bad enough for all of us, Kissinger, who was in Berlin, called in to CNN during the attacks. He basically argued that the attacks fully justified any American response whatsoever. The next day, he wrote that the U.S. had every right to destroy states that "harbor people who have the capability to do something like this", emphasizing that it made no difference whether these states actually had anything to do with the Sept. 11 attacks or not.

So watch out for sudden revelations about the alleged 9/11 hijackers that "prove" both Saudi Arabia and Iraq (or any other country) must immediately be crushed. The groundwork for such an attack, should the regime decide to go with it, has been prepared during the last weeks with the sudden "discovery" of Saudi financing of terrorism - something that never bothered the Bushes before 9/11, of course.

May fortune and God only give us enough time to work on this, and we the people will peacefully bring down this regime. Appointing Kissinger could turn out to be their greatest blunder. Perhaps it will finally awaken the antiwar movement to the continuing importance of learning the full truth of 9/11. No doubt many of the antiwar organizers can well remember the early 1970s, when their protests against the Vietnam War were directed at none other than: Henry Kissinger. Why has he of all people been given the 9/11 job?

We need to gather everything known about this man and throw it hard and wide, until the whole sham of the investigation is exposed. If we are given enough time, and still fail to bring this house of lies crashing down, it will have been our own fault.

Strength and best wishes to you all,

"Jack Riddler"

See: Christopher Hitchens, "The Case Against Henry Kissinger", Harper's, June-July 2001, also available as a book.

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Selected Resources for Researchers and Activists

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Paul Thompson's comprehensive timeline, in many sections, dates back to 1979 (beginning of Afghanistan war), with many topics covered in separate sections. Goes through 9/11 minute-by-minute and covers the anthrax attacks and most everything since. Complete with a huge archive of all sources used and links to hundreds of news stories from the mainstream media, local and foreign press, official and alternative sources. Indispensible and constantly evolving. The mini-version for beginners is here:
The timeline site also includes articles with top-flight scholarship on the identities and known movements of the 9/11 hijackers, and many other topics. At the moment, this is the definitive online resource for 9/11 research. Another, very minutely detailed minute-by-minute timeline of Sept. 11th itself, was done by Mark Elsis, here:

"From The Wilderness" newsletter, by Mike Ruppert, a.k.a. "Cop versus CIA." Ruppert's never-ending nationwide lecture tour has been the lightning rod for 9/11 skepticism. The video of his Portland lecture, available on this site, is the best single outreach resource available. (Activists may show "The Truth and Lies of 9/11" to crowds of up to 50 people free of charge, if admission is free.) The former LAPD narcotics officer who uncovered evidence of drug-dealing by the CIA will soon be publishing the book, "Crossing the Rubicon."
"The Emperor's New Clothes," Jared Israel and Illarion Bykov, published the breakthrough articles on the 9/11 air-defense stand-down, the President and the Pet Goat, and many other obvious inconsistencies in the official story. 9/11 PAGE at "What Really Happened on 9/11" transcript of radio interview with Jared Israel:
Greg Palast, greatest investigative reporter in the universe, broke the story of how Jeb Bush's government fixed the 2000 presidential election in Florida by means of a "racial coup." As soon as the Bush regime came to power, as Palast discovered, they killed the ongoing FBI investigation into one of the Bush family's most important financial partners: the Saudi Binladin family.
"Mad Cow Productions," Daniel Hopsicker's investigative series on what the alleged 9/11 hijackers were doing in Florida in the two years before the attacks, reveals a vipers' nest of spook and Bush connections. Absolutely exclusive, must-read material. Many videos to order, including a first summary of Hopsicker's 9/11 findings, "Mohamed Atta and The Venice Flying Circus."
"Center for Research on Globlalization" - many groundbreaking 9/11 research articles. See especially the articles by Chaim Kupferberg and Michel Chossudovsky, author of "War and Globalisation: The Truth Behind September 11."
Background on 9/11, the war and the Middle East and Central Asia by Peter Dale Scott, poet, historian and author of the upcoming "Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina."
The future of free journalism on two continents called America.
Who were the men who hijacked the planes? The anonymous author of this well-written and highly original weblog has focused on the complex shell-game of "musical identities" played for years by the alleged 9/11 terrorists.

John Judge's 9/11 commentaries
Links to Dozens of Primary 9/11 News Stories at "Crimes Against Humanity"

A comprehensive book treatment of the "oddities" and political background to Sept. 11, by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed. Also an activist center.
Two essays by Carol Brouillet: "The Truth About Sept. 11" and "Questioning the War On Terrorism"
"Unanswered Questions." The original path-breaking book-length report by "MalcontentX" that helped kick-start the 9/11 Truth Movement.
A lucid presentation of the skeptical case, with arguments against the cheap accusations of "conspiracy theory."
Complete analysis and article archive on Flight 93, showing that the plane broke up in the air. The heroes were heroes the moment they resisted, but the official hero story (that they caused the crash) is an unlikely piece of propaganda.






"LIHOP: Letting It Happen On Purpose." Home of the New York 9/11 Truth Alliance activists. This is where you can order or download the incredible videos by SGTV - Shadow Government Television, including "Wat Tyler's Revenge."
"The People's Investigation of 9/11" - an evolving central switchboard of the 9/11 research effort. Based in San Francisco, where the 9/11 Truth movement is most active.
The Unanswered Questions coalition aims at organizing a citizens' truth commission. UQ held the groundbreaking June 10th press conference at the National Press Club in DC.
Schedule of antiwar and anti-regime protests around the United States.

See the "Aftermath" video, a cooperative project with "", including interviews with a dozen of the leading 9/11 researchers. A great, independent news site, updated daily.
Download the quarter page flyers and trifolds distributed to tens of thousands of activists at antiwar pictures of posters
Go here to download an excellent 9/11 trifold flyer, ideal for mass distribution at a shopping mall near you. A great site with a clever, humorous approach.
A hilarious animated "Star Trek" spoof with Bush, Rice, Powell, Cheney, Ashcroft et al. meeting on "the bridge" to discuss imminent terror warnings on "Star Date August 6, 2001." If this were to air 100 times on television, it would probably spell the end of the regime. See the rest of the site: Many other excellent anti-regime animations, in the spirit of John Heartfield.
What were Bush and his entourage thinking, when they went ahead with a scheduled visit to a Florida elementary school for more than 45 minutes starting at 8:46 am, just as the "Attack on America" became known to the world? After he was informed about the second strike on the WTC, why did the President keep listening to second-graders recite the story of "A Girl and Her Pet Goat"? A complete, beautifully designed timeline on the President's Day leaves no doubt that Bush and his staff were complicit in the attacks, whether through criminal negligence or as conscious accomplices.

"Deception Dollars," very clever work, make for great leaflets, list many of the same sites as here.

Yes! There's a 9/11 Truth rap song, by Paris, "What Would You Do?"

For a list of media and political contacts, see:

Real Player Video of a report by Greg Palast on BBC Newsnight:

Russian Air Force Chief Says Official 9-11 Story Impossible [13 September 2001]

Alex Jones radio show and website:
See the "Prior Knowledge Page" for many links to documented evidence, and see especially the copy of the 1962 Northwoods Document. Therein, the Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan to wage terror attacks in the United States, including faked hijackings and aviation shootdowns and sniper killings in Washington, DC. They wanted to blame these on Castro and invade Cuba, but President Kennedy rejected the idea:


Many research forums at (in various formats), see:

9/11 Forum at Global Free Press

Guerilla News Forums

Democratic Underground 9/11 Forum

The UQ News Wire - updated (almost) daily





Citizens for a Legitimate Government, Michael Rechtenwald, 9/11 oddities page. "CLG is a pro-democracy activist group established to expose the Bush coup d'etat, and to oppose the Bush occupation in all of its manifestations."

R.I.S.E. - "Radio Internet Story Exchange"
Meria Heller's show has included among its guests "everyone who's anyone discussing 9/11," in her words.
"Counterpropaganda Alternative Audio Archive"


See for a listing of many other 9/11 Skeptic sites, with reviews, as of June 19th. An update is coming soon, including the publication of my own online book on "The Open Questions of September 11th."


Nafeez Ahmed, "The War On Freedom"
Michel Chossudovsky, "War and Globalisation"
Richard Labeviere, "Dollars for Terror"
Dasquie & Brisard, "The Forbidden Truth"
"Police State America," ed. Tom Burghardt (By Frank Morales, Doug Valentine et al.)
Greg Palast, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"
Eric Hufschmid, "Painful Questions"


- Michael Ruppert, "The Truth and Lies of Sept. 11" (
- Daniel Hopsicker, "Mohamed Atta and The Venice Flying Circus" (
- Sterling of Global Free Press, "Wat Tyler's Revenge" (
- Alex Jones, "9-11 - THE ROAD TO TYRANNY" (
- Unanswered Questions and GNN, "Aftermath" (


Matthias Bröckers - "Die WTC Conspiracy"
Sein Buch, "Verschwörungen, Verschwörungstheorien und die Geheimnisse des 11.9." ist schon 125,000 mal verkauft worden! Siehe auch:

Internationales Institut für Medienanalyse und Friedensforschung

Ausstellung: Der Krieg begann nicht am 11. September

CeiberWeiber Magazine War Reports


Note the emphasis:

"There is no question we had what looked like the biggest failure of the intelligence community since Pearl Harbor but what we are learning now is it wasn't a failure, it was a *directive.* Now I am not part of the conspiracy nut crowd that believes George Bush came up with a plan for an attack on the United States to save his popularity. There is no evidence of that. That is completely outside of any evidence I have seen. But what we find is something that, in a way, where the effect is just the same - and it's chilling. Which is that they blinded the intelligence agencies and said you cannot look at the Saudis."

Greg Palast, interview on GNN


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