Yet if you learn more about the facts, including that the alleged hijackers were not religious Muslims but were people who took drugs, drank alcohol and dated strippers, then you better see the need for another explanation.[17] Add to this an understanding of how incredibly lucky the alleged hijackers would have had to be to even begin accomplishing everything the official account gives them credit for, and the need for better answers grows.

The Implications

If the 9/11 attacks were accomplished as a result of an insider conspiracy, then several implications become obvious. First, the evidence which was omitted or distorted by official investigators might lead to revealing the true conspiracy. Secondly, any examples of avoidance or obstruction of those investigations would give good leads on the true conspiracy.

Owning up to the possibility that we were so grandly manipulated is not easy though.  The psychological barriers to examining these questions can be difficult to overcome. It doesn’t get easier when we realize that the official 9/11 narrative has driven many other crimes, including the deaths of countless innocent people.

If an insider conspiracy for 9/11 was found to be true then we would have to assume that 9/11 was probably not the first time we have been fooled. Historical events such as the “October Surprise” holding of the hostages and the Iran-Contra crimes (both investigated by 9/11 co-chairman Lee Hamilton) might shed light on a system that periodically subverts democracy for its own purposes.[18]

In this scenario, the public narrative behind al Qaeda, which was crafted and promoted for many years by “terrorism experts” like Brian Michael Jenkins and L. Paul Bremer, would be a matter for investigation. No doubt the extraordinary roles that both Jenkins and Bremer played in aviation security and at the WTC in the years before 9/11 would also be of intense interest.

Overall, it seems that an insider conspiracy had a much more believable motivation — the seizure and long-term maintenance of uncontested power. Such a conspiracy would have represented the interests of multi-national corporations and multi-generational powerbrokers who have benefited, beyond imagination, from the 9/11 attacks.

If honest investigators worked together to propose an alternative that better matched the evidence, we might move closer to truth and justice for the victims of 9/11 and the 9/11 Wars. This could conceivably also put the true conspirators on notice, as they might still be out there today engaging in unknown crimes. Doing so, however, would finally make the absurd accusations of official story supporters come true – we would finally become conspiracy theorists. On the other hand we might never know the truth if we wait for another government investigation.


[1] Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission, Unanswered Questions,

[2] David Ray Griffin, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, Olive Branch Press, 2005

[3] Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton with Benjamin Rhodes, Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission, First Vintage Books, 2006

[4] Dana Bash, Jon Karl and John King, Bush asks Daschle to limit Sept. 11 probes, CNN, January 29, 2002,

[5] Kristen Breitweiser, Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow, Warner Books, 2006

[6] Philip Shenon, “9/11 Commission Could Subpoena Oval Office Files”, New York Times, October 26, 2003

[7] Ron Nessen, It Sure Looks Different From the Inside, Playboy Press, 1978, p 59

[8] Kevin R. Ryan, The 9/11 Commission claims that “We found no evidence,”, October 30, 2011,

[9] National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, The 9/11 Commission Report, p 172,

[10] Kevin R. Ryan, Why the NIST WTC 7 Report is False,

[11] Thomas Hargrove, Third of Americans suspect 9-11 government conspiracy, Scripps News, August 1, 2006,

[12] History Commons, Complete 9/11 Timeline,

[13] CIA Document #1035-960

[14] David E. Scheim, Trust or Hustle: The Bush Record,,

[15] James Bamford, Body of secrets: anatomy of the ultra-secret National Security Agency. Random House. 2002

[16] U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, “Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba (TS)”, U.S. Department of Defense, March 1962. For online pdf file, see the National Security Archive at the George Washington University Gelman Library, Washington, D.C.,

[17] Kevin R. Ryan, Muslims did not attack the U.S. on 9.11,, March 17, 2012,

[18] For example, see Kevin R. Ryan, 9/11 as sequel to Iran-Contra: Armitage, Carlucci and friends,, April 8, 2012,

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