Most of us “9/11 truthers” are truthers in many matters concerning the lies propagated through government, business and other realms. This blog’s concentration for the last three years has been on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, their planning, execution, consequences, and so on.
Millions of people in the United States alone are “truthers” concerning the atrocities of that day, a Tuesday—who was responsible, how, why, etc. Many of us support the legal and scientific challenges to the accounts of our government’s Executive Branch.
Yet very few of us are “conspiracy theorists” in the sense that we see CIA and other machinations under every rock rather than the usual assortment of critters minding their own business. Probably upwards of 95 percent of us have a variety of other healthy interests across the board. Take Daniel Ellsberg, best known as key to the release in 1971 of the Pentagon Papers. Or take Seymour Hersh, whose reports for Dispatch News Service in 1969 introduced the world to U.S. Army Capt. “Rusty” Calley and the massacre at Mi Lai.
Ellsberg is not sneered at as a 9/11 “truther” even though he revealed himself as such in an interview 15 years ago. Here’s a LINK to bits of that interview. The interview itself apparently has been expunged from the Internet, possibly by forces that would prefer everyone to get our news and entertainment (redundant, I know) from mainstream media, and believe it all.
Hersh’s 10,000-word report for The London Review of Books on the killing of Osama bin Laden is HERE (although strangers to the LRB, also known as freeloaders, may have to go to more trouble to download it than they used to). Who knows if he’s digging into 9/11. I’m guessing yes.
As it happens, Ellsberg will participate tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, June 24, at 3, in a discussion on “The Dangers of Treating Whistleblowers as Spies.” I’m not sure if you have to register in advance, but more info is available HERE.
Meanwhile, if you’re a truther whose interests include getting to the bottom of 9/11, visit or re-visit the websites of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, and the 9/11 Truth Action Project and lend those people your support.
— Mark Channing Miller