Author Archives: Erik Larson

Sort the media by relevance: MSM response to Zelikow MFR re 9/11 Commission Bush-Cheney interview classic example of spin for social control

Sort the media by relevance: MSM response to Zelikow MFR re 9/11 Commission Bush-Cheney interview is a classic example of spin for social control The New York Times did not acknowledge the recent release of a rough transcript the 9/11 Commission’s 2004 interview of Bush-Cheney [PDF] from going on 20 years ago, but two days BEFORE that April 29, […]

“The First Draft of History and the Truth”

9/11 Commission member Jamie Gorelick, at a PIDB public meeting May 18, 2021 concerning the importance of public disclosure of government records re 9/11 and generally, said the following: The third is a little more of a global question, which is whether there are lessons to be learned about the differences between the first draft of history […]

It was business as usual at the 9/11 Commission

“It was a beautiful spring day,” 9/11 Commission Executive Director thought worthy of remark on April 29, 2004, as he took notes to further the cover up of the September 11 attacks. He had been appointed ED to exploit “catastrophic terrorism” and the mass murder of 2977 people to create another of his “public myths” [PDF] in service to US […]

Declassified: Zelikow MFR of the 9/11 Commission Interview of Bush & Cheney

The declassification and release today (November 9, 2022) of the interview with President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney conducted by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission) follows recommendations long advocated by the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB). The release of the transcript addresses one of […]

Biden Order May Compel Disclosure of FBI Investigation re US Persons Involved in Nuclear Espionage & 9/11

Biden Order May Compel Disclosure of FBI Investigation re US Persons Involved in Nuclear Espionage & 9/11 If the FBI follows President Biden’s 9/3/21 Executive Order 14040 “Declassification Reviews of Certain Documents Concerning the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001,” it should declassify and release information in FBI file 203A-WF-210023. Disclosure of information in this file, and concerning […]

9/11 Watchdogs yank the ‘chop chain’— Book review

The book The Watchdogs Didn’t Bark by John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski, with new insider interviews and documentary evidence, convincingly establishes that named people at the CIA and NSA actively prevented the FBI from learning information that could have disrupted the 9/11 plot. Principals at these agencies manipulated government investigations to cover up responsibility, and […]

Who’s lying about 9/11? Commentary on Jon Gold’s new book – by Erik Larson

In the aftermath of 9/11, those in power who failed to protect the US and defend the Constitution before 9/11 used the attacks as a pretext for suppressing rights and launching wars – and they still do. Those doing so have received public support, and increased authority and budgets from the Executive branch and Congress. […]

The History Commons Needs Your Support

Historycommons.org (fka cooperativeresearch.org) is a unique and useful web-based tool for documenting facts that are suppressed or spun in Establishment narratives, for researching complex events and sometimes murky relationships between entities and events, and for educating the public (thus increasing transparency and facilitating accountability). This website, first as cooperativeresearch.org, and then as historycommons.org, has existed continuously since 2002, but it is now in dire need of financial assistance; if funding does not significantly increase, the site may go offline by the end of this summer.

DOJ Confirms Previously-Denied File Said to Implicate US Officials in Nuclear Espionage by Erik Larson

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Flaws in the Citizens’ 9/11 Commission Campaign by Erik Larson

A new investigation of 9/11 is needed, as all investigations so far have been superficial or corrupted, and have failed to meaningfully address significant issues. However, the Commission proposed by the Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign will be unable to meaningfully address these issues, and there are significant problems with the Campaign itself; this essay will address three. First, state authority will be of little value in a 9/11 investigation due to the ‘sovereign immunity’ of the US federal government. Second, the Campaign and proposed Commission are not structured in a way that makes them accountable to the public; mechanisms are not built in to ensure the public has adequate oversight of the course of investigation, the use of funds and those entrusted with responsibility for these things — short of passing another ballot initiative, or petitioning their state legislature to act. Finally, the Campaign has made inaccurate and misleading representations: The proposed Campaign promotes itself as a way to circumvent the federal government’s failure to adequately investigate 9/11, but state-level authority does not meaningfully provide a way to do this. And, despite rhetoric to the contrary, the Campaign and the Commission do not truly represent direct democracy, as the Campaign Steering Committee and Board of Directors are self-selected and the commissioners would by chosen by them, not by the people. The first two points will be addressed in separate sections below, and the third point will be addressed in both sections.