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Ron Patton | September 11, 2023

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The government’s account is just like any other conspiracy theory, but it is one that omits inconvenient truths and replaces them with a convenient story that has the political blessing of the status quo. 9/11 is a gateway story to other kinds of political skepticism and treachery — and every year in order not to forget, it is always necessary to indicate the holes in the script and inadequate explanations about what happened back then. The difficulty for every researcher looking for the truth is the tenuous roadblocks that have been put up by fact checkers and the hidden Ministry of Truth. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Richard Gage about 9 ELEVEN – THE CONVENIENT STORY.






I was so happy that I was able to conduct an Interview with Avi Loeb this past weekend and learn about what he recovered from the Pacific.  It was down to earth and plausible, but what I realized is that Avi was very surprised that after he did all the heavy lifting with regard to his interstellar discoveries– he was frustrated that there were many of his science colleagues who were harshly attacking him.

He lamented that true science seems to be suffering as he has attempted to produce extraordinary evidence about interstellar objects and possible extraterrestrial probes. But those who attended our seminar got to see in great detail, his documentation and how the material was retrieved and analyzed.

Well, I guess Avi is learning just like we all are that science is becoming more of a bought and paid-for intelligencia — that only provides information approved by the deep state with bottomless pockets that pay off certain scientists to be divisive and attack those who wish to find the truth.

It appears that facts do not work on the science that is being pushed by this crowd. From COVID-19 to the so-called Climate Emergency–  You can provide them with all the carefully researched articles by other scientists and medical professionals, documentaries, and books on these topics you can find to straighten them out, but they won’t be convinced; they are not even able to read them or refuse to.  The data is right there — and they refuse to acknowledge it.

Their minds have been closed and certain doors are bolted shut.

Science has itself become objectified through simplification. In the last few years, we have seen an increasing number of people speaking of how “Science” tells them they are right in whatever position they hold despite the fact that they either don’t know the actual science behind the subject or don’t know much about science at all.

As we saw with the COVID-19 power play, the hypnotized are easily led to believe that so-called wrong thinkers need to be controlled, by force if necessary.

Science has in many ways become a religion practiced by people who put all of their faith in a generalized, objectified view of what they believe science represents.

What is also interesting is how we are told that most Americans do not trust the media — but hold judgments on alternative media stories until they are confirmed by a media source that reflects their own bias.

The mainstream news has been responsible for myth-making and conspiracy spinning more so than the alternative media.

Western officials and their news media conduits have carefully crafted the myth that Ukraine is a vibrant democracy.

Nothing is said about the 2014 coup or how bribes with Oligarchs are national policy — or that the West has been in support of the Azov Battalion.  Members in uniform wore patches featuring symbols that were made notorious by Nazi Germany –and the Western media has done its best to keep this a secret.

The iconography of this group, includes a skull-and-crossbones patch worn by concentration camp guards, the Swastika  and a symbol known as the Black Sun, which appears with some regularity on the uniforms of soldiers fighting on the front line, including soldiers who say the imagery symbolizes Ukrainian sovereignty and pride.

But the media has done its best to gloss over the fact that there are Nazi groups that are fighting on the front lines.

Western political leaders and their media sycophants ignore mounting evidence about the corrupt, brutal, and authoritarian nature of Ukraine’s government.  Ukraine is now a “democracy” in which the press is strictly censored, opposition media banned entirely, opposition political parties are outlawed, a longstanding major church is being harassed and silenced, and torture and assassinations have become routine.

But this has been the norm for the United States — including it’s past where we cozied up to Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden.

Osama bin Laden was recruited during the Soviet-Afghan war “ironically under the auspices of the CIA, to fight Soviet invaders.”

In 1979 “the largest covert operation in the history of the CIA” was launched in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in support of the pro-Communist government of Babrak Kamal

With the active encouragement of the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI Inter Services Intelligence, who wanted to turn the Afghan jihad into a global war waged by all Muslim states against the Soviet Union, some 35,000 Muslim radicals from 40 Islamic countries joined Afghanistan’s fight between 1982 and 1992. Tens of thousands more came to study in Pakistani madrasahs. Eventually, more than 100,000 foreign Muslim radicals were directly influenced by the Afghan jihad.

The Islamic “jihad” was supported by the United States and Saudi Arabia with a significant part of the funding generated from the Golden Crescent drug trade:

In March 1985, President Reagan signed National Security Decision Directive 166,…which authorized stepped-up covert military aid to the Mujahedeen, and it made clear that the secret Afghan war had a new goal: to defeat Soviet troops in Afghanistan through covert action and encourage a Soviet withdrawal.

The new covert U.S. assistance began with a dramatic increase in arms supplies — a steady rise to 65,000 tons annually by 1987, … as well as a “ceaseless stream” of CIA and Pentagon specialists who traveled to the secret headquarters of Pakistan’s ISI on the main road near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. There the CIA specialists met with Pakistani intelligence officers to help plan operations for the Afghan rebels.

The Central Intelligence Agency using Pakistan’s military Inter-Services Intelligence ISI played a key role in training the Mujahedeen. In turn, the CIA-sponsored guerrilla training was integrated with the teachings of Islam.

While the Mujahedeen are busy fighting America’s war in the Balkans and the former Soviet Union, the FBI –operating as a US based Police Force- is waging a domestic war against terrorism, operating in some respects independently of the CIA which has –since the Soviet-Afghan war– supported international terrorism through its covert operations.

In a cruel irony, while the Islamic jihad –featured by the Bush Administration as “a threat to America”– is blamed for the terrorist assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, these same Islamic organizations constitute a key instrument of US military-intelligence operations in the Balkans and the former Soviet Union.

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The government’s 9/11 account is just like any other conspiracy theory, but it is one that omits inconvenient truths and replaces it with a convenient story that has the political blessing of the status quo.

9/11 is a gateway story to other kinds of political skepticism and treachery — and every year in order not to forget it is always necessary to indicate the holes in the script and inadequate explanations about what happened back then.

The difficulty for me and every researcher looking for the truth is the tenuous roadblocks that have been put up by fact checkers and the hidden ministry of Truth.

The intelligencia appears to be addicted to the illusion that it has a monopoly on valid analysis and understanding. In order to preserve this illusion and to protect its standing in providing interpretations of the World, the intelligentsia must limit the scope of all investigations to domains that fall within its self-established interpretational paradigms and self-established research protocols.

We not only deal with Left and liberal professionals and service intellectuals but also right-wing members of the intelligentsia vehemently attacking and ridiculing what they term  “conspiracy theories” about the 911 Truth movement.


This is how it all began — 9/11 was the government’s way of controlling the narrative, and these tactics have been used to silence COVID-19 critics, and Climate Crisis skeptics.

Virtually no academics or mainstream journalists have made it their research to find truth or to radically question the establishment version of what happened on 9/11 and while it has been considered the mother of all conspiracies — people still talk about the JFK assassination more so than the conspiracy to level three gigantic skyscrapers, blasting a hole into the Pentagon, and destroying four commercial jets and their passengers.

Government officials get away with criminal activity because we have established a system that intrinsically knits corruption into the government construct. Where the law itself grants immunity in a way that makes successful prosecution the exception.

Successful prosecution and investigations into criminal activities in government also cost money. If you were to take a look at history’s most nefarious cases you would see that while some cases have deep pockets for investigation. Other cases, where criminal wrongdoing can be traced to public leaders, seem to be limited in budget.

For example, the overall cost of investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster totaled $100 million dollars and the Columbia disaster investigation came in at a whopping $175 million dollars. When it comes to alleged criminal activity or wrongdoing with a political figure or alphabet agency, investigation budgets are much lower.

The investigation into the Watergate scandal totaled $12 million dollars. The Clinton/Lewinsky scandal investigation cost the taxpayers $30 million dollars. Iran/Contra ran up a total of $35 million dollars.

The investigation into the September 11th, 2001 attacks only totaled $3 million dollars. Now, that was all that was allocated. Public Law 107-306 provided for the allowance of $3 million for the 9/11 Commission. Congress subsequently appropriated, and the President signed into law, an additional $11 million appropriation for the Commission. Recent legislation authorized an additional $1 million, bringing the Commission’s total budget to $15 million.

Still, the offering originally set at 3 million was an embarrassment. After haggling and begging $15 million is still less than investigating a stain on a blue dress.

How is it that the biggest crime of the century was left with a small amount of money for investigating an alleged terrorist attack that plunged us into two wars?

The Power structure works at protecting itself and by extension, the system and therefore will always be a visceral opponent of 911 Truth until it can integrate 911 Truth and participate in neutralizing 911 Truth in order for power to save face.

Or, some citizens might actually rebel. But seeing how long it has been since the fires went out we can only continue to remind everyone about the inconsistencies of the convenient story they have been telling us for 22 years.

It is also important to point out that Global civil liberties were a major casualty of 911.  Within a week of the attacks, Bush Attorney General John Ashcroft announced plans to unleash the CIA and FBI, expanding and combining their already sweeping powers.

With no public debate and near-unanimous Congressional approval – despite the fact that not one Congress member read it – Bush gleefully signed the ironically-titled USA Patriot Act into law, suspending big chunks of the US Constitution and bringing the nation a step closer to outright martial law.  Similar legislation was passed in numerous other countries.

Section 802 of the Patriot Act designated a federal crime broadly defined as “domestic terrorism”, which cast a broad net over political dissidents– you may remember that this also included belligerent combatants — those who would speak against the policies of the Bush administration.

Section 411 posed an ideological litmus test for foreigners wishing to come to the US in a direct affront to the First Amendment.  Section 215 obliterated the Fourth Amendment, allowing the FBI to obtain a court order to seize a person’s “tangible things”, including books, documents and computer disks; without suspecting that person of wrongdoing and without informing that person of the seizure until well after the fact.  Section 218 gave the FBI a green light to spy on domestic “enemies” and threatened to return the US to the dark days of J. Edgar Hoover.

Later Ashcroft marched out his new TIPS program, which encouraged mailmen, utility workers and neighbors to spy on their fellow citizens.  In November 2002 the Bush Administration pushed through the new Homeland Security Act, whose name conjures memories of Hitler’s Office of Fatherland Security, which he established within one month of the staged Reichstag fire and later became the SS.

One provision of the act created an Information Awareness Office, which would compile a computer database on every American.  The office emerged from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that earlier spawned both the Internet and stealth technology.

DARPA needed a spy tool –and the Internet provided that service as people were spreading personal information in droves.

The Center for Public Integrity revealed an even more draconian version of the Patriot Act being drafted at Georgetown University.  Dubbed the Domestic Security Enhancement Act, the draft called for secret arrests – never before allowed in US history – and carte blanche deportation of legal immigrants.  Another provision allowed chemical companies to quit disclosing toxic emissions to the communities in which they operated.

New York Mayor Rudolf Guliani was portrayed as the hero of 911.  Yet on November 2, 2001, Guliani ordered New York firefighters to thin their ranks at ground zero.  The day before, 200 tons of gold buried in vaults beneath the WTC belonging to Silver Triangle gold kingpin/drug money laundry Bank of Nova Scotia was recovered.  Gold prices soon began their meteoric rise.  The Bank of Nova Scotia has extensive ties to both Israel and the House of Windsor.

No one in the fawning corporate media bothered to ask Guliani where that gold went.  Nor did they ask him why.  According to Internet reports, he had ordered 6,000 gallons of fuel stored beneath Building 7 to supply his personal bomb shelter.

The explosion of this fuel may have caused Building 7 – which was clearly not hit by an airplane – to collapse, destroying sensitive Enron-related CIA and FBI documents stored there.  The CIA ran an undercover station on the 47th floor of #7.  The 23rd and 24th floors of the WTC North Tower housed FBI covert operations and boatloads of agency documents.

Louie Cacchioli, a firefighter with Engine 47 in Harlem said he was in an elevator to the spook-occupied 24th floor of the North Tower when he heard explosions.  His crew – the first in that building – believes bombs were set off inside the towers.

In a statement to the Albuquerque Journal shortly after the disaster, Van Romero, Vice-President for Research at the world-renowned New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology, agreed.  Romero, one of the world’s foremost demolitions experts, stated, “My opinion is, based on the videotapes, that after the airplanes hit the World Trade Center there were some explosive devices inside the buildings that caused the towers to collapse.”

Numerous experts agreed that jet fuel alone burns too fast to have melted the massive steel structure of the WTC on its own.  The orderly nature of the collapse of both towers also begged inquiry.

The contractor awarded the $7 billion job of cleaning up the WTC rubble was eerily named Controlled Demolition – the same outfit that quickly disposed of the evidence of the Alfred T. Murrah Federal Building after the Oklahoma City bombing.

WTC scrap metal was expeditiously shipped to China.

The rest has all been spun into various conspiracy theories that are easily debunked while some still to this day go unanswered.

The attacks were being touted as our New Pearl Harbor – a term that was coined in another document that stands as a manifesto that certainly predicted 911 and COVID-19 as a way to get the American people to surrender their Sovereignty.

Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, John Bolton and others wrote a manifesto that became a strict blueprint for the expansion of the Military Industrial Complex and the advanced police state in the United States.

The Manifesto was called the Project for the New American Century, “Strengthening America’s Defenses and it was a blueprint for the police state. It called for the necessity of military spending, and the militarization of space. It called for the toppling of regimes, the offensive stance of our military against Central Asia and the Middle East and the willingness to use nuclear weapons to control the world’s resources.

The problem that faced the authors of this radical plan is that the American people would not stand for this. There is no way Americans would stand for this radical change. Americans knew of the warnings of President Eisenhower and his exhortation to not allow the growth of the Military Industrial Complex.

All that Dick Cheney and the planners needed was a body count.

All that was missing was what one of the PNAC planners called a “Pearl Harbor-type event” to galvanize public support for unlimited military action. Later the planners got what they had written about as planes were hijacked by terrorists. Two met their targets in New York at the World Trade center, the other hit the Pentagon – one allegedly crashed in Pennsylvania.

To quote this criminal proposal – it reads:

“To further the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event- like a new Pearl Harbor. Going further to describe its agenda, the cabal stated that “the Cold War was a bipolar world; the 21st century world is, for the moment at least decidedly unipolar with America as the world’s sole superpower”.

And further, we read:

“Advanced forms of biological warfare that can ‘target’ specific genotypes may transform biological warfare … to a politically useful tool.”

It may be important at this point to say that biological warfare has most certainly been a concern lately. It was also proposed that the COVID-19 pandemic was a targeted biological attack.

This would certainly fulfill the plan in the Project for the New American Century.

But then again, COVID-19 could be a dress rehearsal for something else — as was 9/11 being a test for an even greater disaster that could befall a major city like a nuclear attack.

Quite literally, the plan was to exploit a new Pearl Harbor – the 911 attacks and biological warfare that can ‘target’ specific genotypes—COVID-19.

Two types of asymmetrical warfare suited for those in power who wish to blame others and use plausible deniability when investigations lead to an inside job thesis.

Given the rate at which the government keeps devising new ways to establish itself as the “solution” to all of our worldly problems at taxpayer expense, each subsequent crisis ushers in ever larger expansions of government power and less individual liberty.

This is the slippery slope to tyranny.

You see, once the government acquires (and uses) authoritarian powers—to spy on its citizens, to carry out surveillance, to transform its police forces into extensions of the military, to seize taxpayer funds, to wage endless wars, to censor and silence dissidents, to identify potential troublemakers, to detain citizens without due process—it does not voluntarily relinquish them.

The lesson for the ages is this: once any government is allowed to overreach and expand its powers, it’s almost impossible to put the genie back in the bottle.




Richard Gage, AIA is an architect of 30 years from the San Francisco Bay Area, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and the founder and former CEO of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (now independent). He, along with his courageous wife and assistant Gail, continues to lead the charge toward a real investigation into the destruction of all 3 World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11 at .

Mr. Gage became interested in researching the destruction of the WTC high-rises after hearing the startling conclusions of a reluctant 9/11 researcher, David Ray Griffin, on the radio in 2006, which launched his own unyielding quest for the truth about 9/11. The organization he founded, AE911Truth, now numbers more than 3,500 architects and engineers demanding a new investigation into the destruction of all three World Trade Center high-rise buildings on 9/11.

Written by Ron Patton


This post currently has 9 comments.

  1. SARGE

    September 11, 2023 at 4:09 pm


  2. Joe

    September 11, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    I heard radio transmissions of fire fighters saying over there radio of hearing multiple explosions & when a scientist tested the dust he said the results showed traces of thermite ! There was more things they found out ! Just like when bush was having those kids reading words on the board and the teacher was pointing at those words for the kids if I remember correctly those words where ? ( steel , plane , hit & I can’t remember but there was a couple more ! The teacher said say it again ! Seen this all in a documentary maybe 12 years ago !

  3. John Weiner

    September 11, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    President Lincoln did pretty much the same thing during our CIVAL WAR, when he illegally suspended Habeous Corpus.
    You also ignor the fact that back on , Sunday, August 20, 2023, a Ukrainian holiday, Vladimir Putin bombedca church, as the services were letting out.
    The whole world is corrupt. Back in the middle of May, 2023, I goggled ,”top ten most corrupt countries in Europe, ” and on the site with. Wealth,” in the title, Ukraine and Russia were third and fourth, respectively. In the book ,”SECRET EMPIRES, ” as well as a press conference by Marjorie Taylor Green, it was revealed that Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs run in the same circles and cut the same business deals.

  4. John Weiner

    September 11, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    In 1932, Joseph Stalin murdered ten million Ukrainians. It should not be a big surprise then that a portion of the Ukrainian population developed Nazi sympathies, welcoming the GermN army as liberators, and that there are remnants remaining today, especially that they have been invaded be a marginally, if at all changed COMMUNIST, former(?), Lt. -I understand, not full -KGB COLONEL Vladimir Putin.


    September 11, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    I like the pun. How much for a jet fuel slurpee?
    In the wise words of Peter Griffin, “Kerosene is Red Bull”

  6. Terry Wriste

    September 12, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    The “Azov” battalion was disbanded in the obama years due to the symbols you pointed out. they are no more. Also, Zelensky is jewish, so I am pretty sure he wouldn’t allow the “azov battalion” to be in his regime. Now I am by no means defending zelensky or Ukraine, I am 100% defending “the truth” which is part and parcel what you should be doing Clyde.. Or have you been bought? I am 100% pro Russia as I see whats happening on the world stage, and many people, especially in the west have been bought and paid for by the US corporate media and their interests and it is indeed “911” all over again. Paint Russia to be the “bad guy”, go in and cause a coup against the “pro-Russian, anti-western govt” (as this has been well documented), install a puppet government al la Venezuela, and then design and foment a proxy war to topple Russia, risking WW3 and the total annihilation of the human race. Makes perfect sense I guess, since the people in power are staunch megolomaniacs who have the top dollar best underground fallout shelters, rest of humanity be damned!

    Now I am sure some pro Uke, peeps will chime in on this comment (if it even gets past the “censors”), but I digress. You can paint the truth and reality with whatever blue and yellow brush all you want, but at the end of this the only color that will run through the streets will be red.

  7. joe

    September 12, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    we have been a dictatorship since the depression that bum FDR n company carve the world up crazy men Winston.Hilter.Mussolini.Hiro. FDR. Stalin. Mao..degulle .etc bastards all

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