Open Letter to Rachel Maddow on Obama, Brzezinski and 9/11 Conspiracy by Erik Larson

Brzezinksi with Bin Laden in Afghanistan

Brzezinksi with Bin Laden in Afghanistan

Ms. Maddow,  

I saw the bit on MSNBC with your guest Zbigniew Brzezinski:  

Hypocrite Brzezinski Slams “Conspiratorial View” Of History While Highlighting 50’s Iran Overthrow 

Perhaps you haven’t examined the official myth about 9/11, i.e. that it was accomplished solely by Al Qaeda and Bin Laden. Given that Obama made a claim and didn’t back it up with any facts- while admitting that elements in the US and Britain conspired to overthrow Mossadegh a half century ago- it’s kind of a misnomer to say he “debunked” “9/11 conspiracists”. And given the many lies told by Bush Administration principals about 9/11, and given the 9/11 Commission’s failure to conduct a full and honest investigation– who’s to say what really happened on 9/11? 

The 9/11 Commission ignored 70% of the 9/11 families’ questions 

And your employer, MSNBC, published a report that says 25% of the 9/11 Commission Report, including the sections most relevant to linking 9/11 to al Qaeda and Bin Laden, was based on testimony obtained by torture:  

9/11 Commission controversy – MSNBC 

“Specifically, the NBC News analysis shows 441 of the more than 1,700 footnotes in the Commission’s Final Report refer to the CIA interrogations. Moreover, most of the information in Chapters 5, 6 and 7 of the Report came from the interrogations. Those chapters cover the initial planning for the attack, the assembling of terrorist cells, and the arrival of the hijackers in the U.S. In total, the Commission relied on more than 100 interrogation reports produced by the CIA. The second round of interrogations sought by the Commission involved more than 30 separate interrogation sessions.” 

The 9/11 Commission is also based in part on the testimony of interested parties who made false statements and whose testimony is contradicted by facts, the testimony of more credible witnesses, and even by their own statements; Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Gen. Richard Myers, etc. You should search the profiles of these people in this timeline, which is based entirely on mainstream sources: Complete 9/11 Timeline 

Also search the profiles of whistleblowers the 9/11 Commission ignored- like Sibel Edmonds, Behrooz Sarshar, Robert Wright and Coleen Rowley (Time Magazine 2002 Person of the Year) 

You had Brzezinksi on your show- why don’t you interview Sibel Edmonds? The ACLU has dubbed her “the most gagged person in US history”; Ashcroft even classified her date of birth- he claimed “state secrets” and the need to protect “certain foreign business relations”:  

Public Letter to 9/11 Commission Chairman from FBI Whistleblower by Sibel Edmonds – 

On 60 Minutes in 2002 Sen. Charles Grassley called her “very credible” and said the FBI “needs to be turned upside down”:  

Lost in Translation – CBS News 

In October 2007 Ms. Edmonds made this offer: 

EXCLUSIVE: FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Will Now Tell All – and Face Charges if Necessary – to Any Major Television Network That Will Let Her – 

And the London Times published this 3-part series, based on interviews with Sibel Edmonds and their own investigation:

For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets

FBI denies file exposing nuclear secrets theft

Tip-off thwarted nuclear spy ring probe

Why don’t you interview Ms. Edmonds? You would probably learn a lot about how little credibility the Official Conspiracy Theory has. Plus, doing so would boost your ratings- and your credibility- far more than softball interviews with war criminals like Brzezinski: 

Zbigniew Brzezinski: How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen – 

Interview of Zbigniew Brzezinski Le Nouvel Observateur (France), Jan 15-21, 1998, p. 76* – reprinted in 


Erik Larson 

PS- This peer-reviewed paper published April 2009 in a refereed journal has been attacked, but has yet to be “debunked”- or even “rebutted”- in a refereed journal: 

Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe – Open Chemical Physics Journal 

Don’t you think Americans should be told the truth about how nanothermite got in the World Trade Center dust? 

PPS- A NY Times-CBS poll in 2006 found that only 16% of Americans think the Bush Administration is telling the truth about “what they knew prior to September 11th, 2001, about possible terrorist attacks against the United States” 

Are you one of the 16%, Ms. Maddow? And even if you are, don’t you agree Americans deserve a REAL 9/11 investigation- one that examines ALL the relevant evidence- so we can put an end to the “conspiracy theories”?

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