The members of The National
on Terrorist Attacks Upon the
The National Commission on Terrorist
Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission,
was set up on November 27, 2002, "to prepare a full and complete
account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks",
including preparedness for and the immediate response to the
The commission was also mandated to provide recommendations designed
to guard against future attacks.
Chaired by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean, the commission
consisted of five Democrats and five Republicans. The commission was
created by Congressional legislation, with the bill signed into law
by President George W. Bush.
The commission's final report was lengthy and based on extensive
interviews and testimony. Its primary conclusion was that the
failures of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau
of Investigation permitted the terrorist attacks to occur and that
had these agencies acted more wisely and more aggressively, the
attacks could potentially have been prevented.
After the publication of its final report, the commission closed on
August 21, 2004
members of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon
the United States
Thomas Kean (Chairman) - Republican,
former Governor of New Jersey
Lee H. Hamilton (Vice Chairman) -
Democrat, former U.S. Representative from the 9th District of
Richard Ben-Veniste - Democrat,
attorney, former chief of the Watergate Task Force of the
Watergate Special Prosecutor's Office
Max Cleland - Democrat, former U.S.
Senator from Georgia. Resigned December 2003, stating that "the
White House has played cover-up"
Fred F. Fielding - Republican,
attorney and former White House Counsel
Jamie Gorelick - Democrat, former
Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration
Slade Gorton - Republican, former
U.S. Senator from Washington
Bob Kerrey - Democrat, President of
the New School University and former U.S. Senator from Nebraska.
Replaced Max Cleland as a Democratic Commissioner, after
John F. Lehman - Republican, former
Secretary of the Navy
Timothy J. Roemer - Democrat, former
U.S. Representative from the 3rd District of Indiana
James R. Thompson - Republican,
former Governor of Illinois
The 9/11 Commission Report: "A 571
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
(also known as the 9-11 Commission) was a supposedly independent
all-encompassing investigation into the events of 9/11. Such an
enquiry was initially resisted by the Bush administration who saw it
as an waste of resources. When public pressure finally forced them
to act, the administration placed many obstacles in the enquiry's
path, including giving it extremely meager funding and by putting
Henry Kissinger in charge. Kissinger resigned facing questions about
potential conflicts of interest.
Kissinger resigns as head of
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Facing questions about potential conflicts of
interest, Henry Kissinger resigned Friday as chairman of the
September 11 commission.
President Bush named Kissinger to lead the 10-member commission last
month, dropping his longstanding opposition to an independent probe
of the events leading up to the September 11 terrorist attacks...
(CNN, 13 December 2004)
The report, which was published in August 2004, has been criticized
by philosopher and former Professor of Theology David Ray Griffin,
who has written two books and given lectures on the subject of the
attacks. In his book The 9/11 Commission: Omissions and Distortions,
he dissects the official enquiry, and has described it as a "571
page lie". Griffin has summarised more than 100 points from the
report that he describes as implicit or explicit lies, some of which
Richard Clarke - National
Book: Your Government Failed
9/11 Truth: The 9/11
Commission Report is Fraudulent ( 11 mins)
Video presents evidence that the 9/11 Commission Report should be
discarded as a politically motivated whitewash. A new investigation
into the events of September 11, 2001 is needed
- about Philip Zenekow is close friends w Condoleeza Rice – and that
he was a key advisor in setting up the strategies for the National
Security Counsel and that he wrote the “Pre-emptive Strategy” used
for the War in Iraq… Families for 9/11 asked for him to resign, but
- Richard Clarke ….. Wistleblower !!!
Richard A. Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on
security, including homeland security, national security, cyber
security, and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant
for ABC News and teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
-Clarke served the last three Presidents as a senior White House
Advisor. Over the course of an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of
White House service, he held the titles of:
Special Assistant to the President
for Global Affairs
National Coordinator for Security
Special Advisor to the President for
Political and Military Leaders on 9/11 – It is not a clear-cut cases
of their whereabouts and actions during key hours !!!
Secretary Rumsfeld at
his Pentagon press
conference the evening of 11
September, with (left to right) Secretary of the Army Thomas White,
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Hugh Shelton, Sen.
John Warner (R-Va.), and Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.).
Expert Panel Reports False
Accounts by US Political and Military Leaders on 9/11
- Massive National War Games on September 11th Raise Further
NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 – New evidence shows that the September 11th
activities of former President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick
Cheney, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld were falsely reported
by official sources.
The 20-member 9/11 Consensus Panel analyzed evidence from press
reports, FOIA requests, and archived 9/11 Commission file documents
to produce eight new studies, released today.
The international Panel also discovered that four massive aerial
practice exercises traditionally held in October were in full
operation on 9/11. The largest, Global Guardian, held annually by
NORAD and the US Strategic and Space Commands, had originally been
scheduled for October 22-31 but was moved, along with Vigilant
Guardian, to early September….
… Most intriguing is the mystery of who was running the Pentagon’s
war-room during the critical early hours.
… When Did Cheney Authorize the Shoot-down of Civilian Planes?
… Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld’s Behavior between 9:00 and 10:00
The 9/11 Commission absolved Donald Rumsfeld of any responsibility
for what happened after 9:03 that morning by claiming that, in the
first hour of the White House video teleconference, “none of the
[Defense] personnel involved in managing the crisis
[participated].”21 Reports by both Richard Clarke and Robert
Andrews, however, show that Rumsfeld participated in this
videoconference during this crucial hour. - The 9/11 Commission also
absolved Rumsfeld from any involvement
… Ref. Where’s and When’s of high Military on 9/11…
Navy’s History at Pentagon on
9/11 & Many photos !!!
Norman Mineta's Sec. of
Norman Mineta's Secretary of
Transportation – Testimony at the 9/11 hearings ( 4 mins)
Bush Knew of 9/11. Cheney Forced NORAD
to Stand Down
The thing that sticks out = Cheney knew about an incoming flight!
What were the orders? If it was for a shoot down, why weren't the
Pentagon, Capitol building and White House evacuated... What if the
orders were to let the incoming aircraft hit?
Cheney's Stand-down Order
In giving evidence to the 9/11 Congressional Commission, and despite
coercive questioning to the contrary, Secretary of Transportation
Norman Mineta described how Dick Cheney was informed well in advance
that a plane was headed for the Pentagon but consciously failed to
issue a shoot-down order. From the testimony:
"There was a young man who had come in and said to the vice
president, 'The plane [headed for the Pentagon] is 50 miles out
[...] The plane is 30 miles out.' And when it got down to, 'The
plane is 10 miles out,' the young man also said to the vice
president, 'Do the orders still stand?' And the vice president
turned and whipped his neck around and said, 'Of course the orders
still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?' Well, at the
time I didn't know what all that meant.
Mineta and the Secret Orders
of Cheney ( 5 mins)
In 2003, Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta testified
before the 9/11 Commission:
Former Sen. Max Cleland
The 9/11 Commission
New job takes
Cleland off 9/11 panel
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Max Cleland, a Democrat,
has been nominated by President Bush to serve on the board of the
As a result he will have to leave the commission investigating the
Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Tim Roemer -
Former 9/11 Commissioner
Former 9/11 Commissioner admits
missile hit the Pentagon ( 1 mins)
Former 9/11 Commissioner, Tim Roemer, slips up in a CNN interview
and says a missile caused the damage to the pentagon and then
quickly corrects himself, to line up with the official story of an
airplane hitting the building. A MUST SEE!!!
Without Precedent: The Inside Story of
the 9/11 Commission - 2006
In the words of the commission’s
co-chairmen, this is the compelling inside story of how the National
Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States—more commonly
known as the 9/11 Commission—managed to succeed against all odds in
producing a report that made clear what went wrong and why.
The mandate of the 9/11 Commission was daunting and
all-encompassing. In its investigation of the events leading up to
and including September 11, 2001, the commission had to examine U.S.
diplomacy, military policy, intelligence agencies, law enforcement,
border and aviation security, and congressional oversight, as well
as the immediate response to the terrorist attacks, while also
investigating the lethal enemy al Qaeda.
The creation of the 9/11 Commission was blocked for months by the
Bush administration, and after its inception in December 2002 the
commission spent months mired in a series of controversies—the
resignation of its first chairman, Henry Kissinger, and
vice-chairman, George Mitchell; an inadequate budget; an
extraordinarily polarized atmosphere leading up to the 2004
presidential election; the conflicting demands of various interest
groups; the distrust of the victims’ families; difficulties in
obtaining access to highly classified documents and to al Qaeda
detainees; and a media eager to record stumbles and gaffes. The
obstacles were great, and the expectations for a blue-ribbon panel
are never high—yet somehow the 9/11 Commission overcame everything
that might have thwarted it and succeeded beyond anyone’s greatest
expectation, holding a series of hearings that riveted the nation,
producing a unanimous and widely heralded report that became a
national best seller, and issuing recommendations that led to the
most significant reform of America’s national security agencies in
The 9/11 Commission report slaked the national thirst for
accountability. Here for the first time is the story of how the
commission came together to produce its landmark document.
9/11 Commission Chairman Governor
Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman
After Words with Thomas Kean and
Lee Hamilton ( 54 mins)
Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, co-chairs
of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United
States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), were interviewed about
their book Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11
Commission, published by Knopf. In their book the authors reveal new
details of the commission’s investigation of the events leading up
to the September 11 terrorist attacks. They assess what went right
and what went wrong along the way to issuing the commission’s
report. They were interviewed by Marvin Kalb, a senior fellow at
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a former host of “Meet
the Press.” Thomas Kean was the Republican governor of New Jersey
from 1982 to 1990 and was president of Drew University from 1990 to
2005. Lee Hamilton is president of the Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars. He served as a Democratic member of Congress
from Indiana from 1965 to 1999. After the 9/11 Commission closed on
August 21, 2004, the members of the commission created the 9/11
Public Discourse Project, which ceased operations on December 31,
The Investigation of
Bill Clinton on the Monica Lewinsky case spent $65 - $100 million
- vs. -
the 9/11 Commission
that was a considerably larger issue, they only spent $15