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posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:03 AM
Some of you may be familiar with my article outlining free resources on the Internet that might be useful to those starting to research UFO reports, i.e. my “Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack”, which I wrote in the hope that it would reduce the amount of “reinvention of the wheel” that occurs in relation to that subject. Given the number of complimentary messages I’ve received about that article, the fact that it was made a sticky thread, and the number of flags given to it by members of ATS, I’ve spent quite a bit of time compiling a similar article in relation to free resources for those that wish to research 9/11 conspiracy theories.

I doubt this article will get as many flags as my “Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack”, since there is less interest in 9/11 conspiracy theories (and that limited interest appears to be decreasing). But hopefully it will be useful to some members…

I’ve also created a few relevant resources which are discussed in this article, including a customized search engine which I’ve called 9/11 Searchillion”. It can be used to search many of the leading 9/11 websites at the same time, with options to refine results by limiting the search to only skeptic websites or only truther websites.

If you want more threads like this one, flag this thread by clicking on the red “Flag Thread” button (on the screen slightly up and to the left from this post). The ATS forums now have several excellent feedback tools – let’s use them.

[edit on 19-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:04 AM
Section 1 : Introduction

During the last few years, I’ve often voiced concern about the amount of time and effort which is completely wasted within various “alternative” areas of research (e.g. relating to UFOs and conspiracy theories). Many people seem to be prepared to start from scratch, ignoring the vast amount which has already been written about these areas. The rate of progress is slow (or possibly even non-existent). This will never change unless the amount of reinvention of the wheel is reduced.

So, what can be done?

There are, of course, already a number of lists of recommend reading online, but few of these lists take into account the cost of the books recommended. I may post recommendations for a cheap “starter pack” in another post. However, I’ll start with this post on material which can be obtained for free.

There are differences between the position in relation to UFO material and 911 material:

  • (a) In relation to UFOS, there is a massive gap between the material available off-line (in a mass of books and magazines written in the last few decades) and the relatively limited in-depth material available on-line. So, in relation to ufology, some of you may not be surprised to hear that I think a library card is probably the single most valuable item that a researcher can obtain for free. Other than that, it really is a matter of trying to find the more useful on-line resources.

  • (b) In relation to 9/11 conspiracy theories, however, the same does not apply. Perhaps because the Internet already existed when the 9/11 attacks occurred, the mass of material directly relating to 9/11 conspiracy theories online is probably as detailed (if not more detailed) than can be found in books. Books adopting a skeptical approach to 9/11 conspiracy theories are particularly rare at the moment relative to the considerable number of detailed skeptical websites.

Finding useful and interesting material about 9/11 on the internet involves a considerable amount of sorting the wheat from the chaff. I’ve set out below some of the results of my own attempt to do this sorting during the last few years…

Anyone that compares the above table of contents with the similar list at the start of my “Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack”will see that I have given more prominence in this 9/11 starter pack to online videos. This is because of the significance of certain videos (particularly “Loose Change”) to the evolution of 9/11 conspiracy theories.

[edit on 19-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:04 AM
Section 2: 9/11 search tools

This section includes the following sub-sections:

  • Section 2.1 - 9/11 customized search engine
  • Section 2.2 - Google Toolbar

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:05 AM
Section 2.1 - 9/11 customized search engines

The amount of material relating to 9/11 conspiracy theories available on the Internet can be overwhelming. The Internet was in existence at the time of the 9/11 attacks and many of the most significant 9/11 conspiracy theories developed in videos and articles on the Internet rather than, as happened with theories relating to UFOs, being developed primarily in books and magazines.

Thus (while a library card remains one valuable item that a conspiracy researcher can obtain for free), effective and efficient ways of finding information on the Internet are probably relatively more valuable to 9/11 conspiracy researchers than in the field of UFO research.

To help with effective and efficient internet searches for relevant material, I have created a customized search engine which produces results from several pools of relevant websites.

I have personally found using this search engine to be quite helpful. It has made my research of many 9/11 issues more efficient and effective. I hope it is found helpful by others.

The relevant customized search engine is “9/11 Searchillion” : I created this customized search engine to produce results limited to information from a relatively small number of the higher quality websites. It can be used to search many of the leading 9/11 websites at the same time, with options to refine results (e.g. by limiting the search to only skeptic websites or only truther websites).

I am open to suggestions for amendments to membership of the relevant pool of websites (which currently includes the sites listed in Sections 10, 11 and 12 below).

Some of you may also be interested in the 911 Review customized search engine, which searches a larger number of September 11 websites (generally “truther” websites rather than “skeptic” websites) – but can produce many results from rather poor websites.

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:05 AM
Section 2.2 - Google Toolbar

While not specific to 9/11 research, I’d strongly encourage anyone that hasn’t done so to download, and try out the various features of, the Google Toolbar.

One of my favourite tools on of the Google Toolbar needs to be selected before it becomes visible on the toolbar. After installing the toolbar, you need to go to the “Settings” menu on the right-hand end of the the Google Toolbar, and select “Options”. Click on the “Buttons” menu, and tick “Search site”. While ATS and some other websites have search tools built in, this part of the Google Toolbar is an amazingly useful tool on many, many other websites.

It is very useful to note that with the Google Toolbar installed, you can type words in the text box on the toolbar and then click on that word on the right hand side of the toolbar. Clicking on that word will search for that word (or phrase) on the webpage that you are viewing. So, you can use the Google Toolbar to find webpages containing certain words AND then use it again to find where those words occur on each of those webpages.

Another quick tip. When you search using Google, you can usually click on the word “cached” next to each of the search results. Not only is calling up a webpage from the Google cache usually quicker than clicking on the link to the relevant webpage itself, but also when you access the “cached” version of the webpage then the words that you were searching for are automatically highlighted in various colours – making them very easy to spot when quickly scrolling down the relevant webpage.

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:06 AM
Section 3 : 9/11 Wikis and chronologies

This section includes the following sub-sections:

  • Section 3.1 – 9/11 Wiki resources
  • Section 3.2– 9/11 chronologies

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:06 AM
Section 3.1 – 9/11 Wiki resources

Members of ATS that are relatively new to discussion of conspiracy theories about 9/11 (and, indeed, many individuals that have considerably experience of participating in such discussions…) would benefit from reading some of the relevant entries on Wikipedia.

For all its (considerable) faults, Wikipedia has numerous detailed entries relevant to discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories, including the following:

Of course, Wikipedia is far from being the only wiki.

Every few months, someone suggests on one 9/11 discussion forum or another that it would be a good idea to have a wiki devoted to 9/11 and related issues.

Well, in fact there are several wiki largely devoted to 9/11, or conspiracy theories generally.

Other relevant wikis include:

  1. Tinwiki – category relating to 9/11

    ATS itself has a wiki (“Tinwiki”) with a section devoted to entries regarding 9/11. I have previously stated that I consider the Tinwiki to have the potential to become a useful (free) resource available to members of ATS and the wider conspiracy theory community. I’ve sought to encourage participation on the Tinwiki on the Tinwiki page I created here, which also gives some links to some help for beginners.

    Unfortunately, the 9/11 category of the Tinwiki is currently extremely weak. There is very limited content (and the limited existing content is heavily biased towards certain conspiracy theories and contains many significant factual errors). In fact, I think that it is so poor relative to other categories that I’ve wondered whether all Tinwiki entries in the 9/11 category should simply be deleted.

    Unless more members add to, and correct, ATS encourages all its members (and, indeed, non-members) to participate in the Tinwiki, either by creating new pages or editing existing pages. It’s not as hard as you might think and ATS places considerable value on contributions made to Tinwiki. This is reflected in the number of points that can be awarded to those participating in the Tinwiki. New entries can be awarded over 10,000 points. Any mistakes can be undone quickly and easily. Also, most users of Tinwiki want to encourage others to participate, so will be very understanding of those trying to learn. If you accidentally edit something, and have any difficulty at all in sorting it out, just shout out for help on the ATS discussion forum relating to Tinwiki.

  2. The Black Vault Encyclopedia – category relating to 9/11

    The Black Vault website has a wiki (or, as it terms it, an “Encyclopedia”), which contains a category relating to the 9/11 attacks. Most of the material on that wiki appears to be copied (with an acknowledgment) from Wikipedia. It does draw many Wikipedia entries relevant to 9/11 into one page (as do the links above to the Wikipedia category relating to the 9/11 attacks and the the Wikipedia sub-category relating to alternative theories regarding 9/11).

  3. 911review wiki – a wiki by a 9/11 conspiracy theorist

    One of the most extensive 9/11 wikis by conspiracy theorists is the 911review wiki. Quite a few entries within that wiki are heavily biased. Supporting references are generally lacking. One fairly extreme example of such bias can be found in the 9/11review entry relating to Flight 77, which states: “Flight 77 is said to have crashed in the Pentagon Attack, but we know that it did not”.

    See also the wiki on the “What really happened” website, which is another truther wiki which is rather biased (e.g. the main entry on 9/11 states as fact that “The false flag attacks on World Trade Centre Buildings 1 & 2 and the Pentagon marked the start of the War On Terror”).

  4. 911myths – a wiki by a 9/11 conspiracy skeptic

    Currently a work in progress, this wiki is a model of conciseness and clarity.

    Of course, given that it seeks to “debunk” conspiracy theories, it will not be viewed as neutral by many conspiracy theorists...

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:06 AM
Section 3.2 - 9/11 Chronologies

On a similar note to Wikis, I should mention the extensive 9/11 Terror Timeline created by Paul Thompson and others.

It provides relatively easily accessible summaries of information from various media reports (and a few other sources) on individuals and events leading up to the terrorist attacks and America's response.

Some of this material was compiled into a book by Paul Thompson, “The Terror Timeline”, which is discussed in this Wikipedia entry.

Not all the comments Terror Timeline have been entirely complimentary. For example, one of the (largely skeptical) members of the JREF forum commented in one thread on that forum that:

“[Paul Thompson] is frankly an idiot and a charlatan. His Timeline is worse than useless, he does not even the most basic research, and seems incapable of applying simple logic to determine which news article is true and which is false. Instead he puts two conflicting ones together, plays some spooky music, and goes ‘oooh, something doesn't add up’.”

Personally, I think that website is a useful tool when looking for summaries of media coverage of certain issues. However, the content of the Timeline should be regarded simply as one tool, or one starting point, rather than taken as gospel.

Regardless of its flaws, the Terror Timeline is certainly more useful and less biased than many of the other 9/11 timelines which can be found online. For example, see the rather biased 911timeline by Mark R. Elsis, which Mark Elsis modestly entitles “The Most Comprehensive Minute By Minute Timeline On 911”.

By the way, several agencies of the US government have made available online more general timelines relating to terrorism. Some of them are quite lengthy, but they vary considerably in their quality. One of the better examples of such terror timelines is the one produced by the US State Department, although the inclusion of numerous smaller incidents can make it a bit difficult to see the wood for the trees.

The State Department’s timeline puts to shame a terror timeline by the US Army, which omits various significant events while including many, many less significant terrorism event. For example, the US Army’s terror timeline includes some minor incidents in which no one was hurt at all, but neglects to include the Sarin nerve gas attack on a crowded subway station in the center of Tokyo, Japan on 20 March 1995 by the Aum Shinri-kyo cult in which a nerve gas was used, twelve persons were killed and 5,700 were injured.

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:07 AM
Section 4 - A few relevant acronyms and abbreviations

Members of the Intelligence community appear to love TLAs (“Three Letter Acronyms”).

So do conspiracy theorists.

Where the two communities overlap, as in discussions of 9/11 conspiracy theories, the number of acronyms floating about can be quite stunning.

It can sometimes feel that those involved in discussions of 9/11 conspiracy theories (whether skeptics or conspiracy theorists) use acronyms with the intention of preventing some people understanding their argument or to show how that they are clever. Of course, since the use of acronyms can get in the way of clear communication, their use is often not very clever at all.

As John Turturro commented in the movie “Transformers” (2007), “Try and keep up with the acronyms…”.

A glossary on the 911 Research website (a “truther” website) gives an explanation of quite a few abbreviations, terms and names mentioned in discussions of 9/11 conspiracy theories. That glossary would be quite useful if it managed to eliminate the considerable amount of bias within many of the entries. See, for example, the entry entitled Bin Laden (which asserts that the “only evidence adduced by government and corporate media of bin Laden's involvement in the attack was a video supposedly showing him confessing, but the actor in the video doesn't even look like bin Laden”) and the entry entitled “Griffin, David” (which states that he has written books “exposing fatal flaws in the official account of the attack”):

For a bit of balance to the 911 Research glossary, see a mildly amusing glossary on one of the leading skeptic websites, which is a parody of 9/11 conspiracy theorists (e.g. “Alleged” is defined as “What to say when it's clear that someone/thing happened or existed and you don't/didn't want it to because it disagrees with your crappy theory). More definitions from skeptics can be found in a thread on the JREF forums.

Thus, neither of the above glossaries is exactly neutral…

Rather more neutral is the glossary provided in the 9/11 Commission’s Report, which covers quite a few of the abbreviations used in main-stream discussions of 9/11. Similarly, the glossary provided in the report of the Congressional Joint Inquiry is also very helpful. However, there are a large number of abbreviations used in discussions about 9/11 conspiracy theories that are not covered in these documents.

To try and help those relatively new to discussions of 9/11 conspiracy theories, I have attempted to compile a list of relevant acronyms and abbreviations. I have also included a few terms which are used in discussions of 9/11 conspiracy theories as shorthand for certain concepts or groups (e.g. “no-planers”).

Some specialist documents/glossaries will remain necessary when dealing with certain materials. For example, this document is helpful in relation to certain US Air Force abbreviations relevant to considering the NORAD tapes of events on 9/11.

My attempt at such a list is given below.

  • 7/7 = 7 July 2005 (london bombings)

  • 9/11 = 11 September 2001

  • AA = American Airlines

  • AA77 = American Airlines Flight 77

  • AAL = American Airlines

  • ADIZ = Air Defense Interception Zone

  • AE911T = Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (9/11 Conspiracy Theory group)

  • AQ = Al Qaida

  • ATC = Air Traffic Control

  • ATS = discussion forums

  • BFEE = Bush Family Evil Empire

  • CAP = Combat Air Patrol

  • CAPPS = Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System

  • CD = Controlled Demolition

  • CENTCOM = Central Command

  • CIA = Central Intelligence Agency

  • CIT = Citizen Investigation Team (9/11 Conspiracy Theory group)

  • Citgo = Gas station near the Pentagon, with security camera

  • COINTELPRO = CounterIntelligence Program

  • CONR = Continental U.S. NORAD Region

  • CRS = Congressional Research Service

  • CSG = Counterterrorism Security Group

  • CT = Conspiracy Theory

  • CTer = Conspiracy Theorist

  • CTC = Counterterrorist Center

  • CVR = Cockpit Voice Recorder

  • DIA = Defense Intelligence Agency

  • Disinfo = Disinformation

  • DCI = Director of Central Intelligence

  • DEW = Directed Energy Weapon

  • DHS = Department of Homeland Security

  • DOD = Department of Defense

  • DOJ = Department of Justice

  • DOS = Department of State

  • DOT = Department of Transportation

  • DRG = David Ray Griffin (a 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist)

  • EBC = Evidence Based Conclusion

  • EMS = Emergency Medical Services

  • EPA = Environmental Protection Agency

  • ESU = Emergency Service Unit (NYPD)

  • FAA = Federal Aviation Administration

  • "False Flag" = Operations conducted by governments or other organizations which are designed to appear as if they are being carried out by other entities

  • FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • FDNY = Fire Department of New York

  • FDR = Flight Data Recorder

  • FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • FFTC = Florida Flight Training Center

  • FISA = Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

  • FISC = Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

  • Flight 11 = American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC1), the first tower hit.

  • Flight 77 = American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into Pentagon

  • Flight 93 = United Airlines Flight 93, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania

  • Flight 175 = United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC2), the second tower hit.

  • FOIA = Freedom Of Information Act

  • GAO = General Accounting Office

  • GWB = George W Bush

  • IK = Isaac Koi (researcher and barrister)

  • INS = Immigration and Naturalization Service

  • ISID = Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (Pakistan)

  • JAQ = Just Asking Questions

  • JAQer = An individual purporting to be Just Asking Questions

  • JCS = Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • JI = Jemaah Islamiah

  • JREF = "James Randi Educational Foundation" discussion forum

  • JREFer = Member of JREF discussion forum

  • JTTF = Joint Terrorism Task Force

  • KSM = Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

  • KT = Killtown (a 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist)

  • LC = Loose Change

  • LCF = Loose Change Forum

  • LC : FC = Loose Change : Final Cut

  • Legat = Legal Attaché

  • LIHOI = Let It Happen Out of Incompetence (allegation of incompetence by the US Government which allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur)

  • LIHOP = Let It Happen On Purpose (allegation that individuals within the US Government had at least some foreknowledge of the attacks and deliberately ignored them or actively weakened America's defenses to ensure the hijacked flights were not intercepted)

  • Looser = Supporter of allegations made in “Loose Change” video.

  • MAK = Mektab al Khidmat

  • MIHOP = Made It Happen On Purpose (allegation that key individuals within the government planned the attacks, collaborated with, or framed, al-Qaeda in carrying them out)

  • MON = Memorandum Of Notification

  • MSM = Main Stream Media

  • NCTC = National Counterterrorism Center

  • NEADS = Northeast Air Defense Sector

  • NIST = National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • NGO = Non-Governmental Organization

  • NMCC = National Military Command Center

  • NOC = North Of Citgo

  • NPT = No Planes Theory (theory that no planes crashed into the WTC and/or the Pentagon on 9/11)

  • “No-planers” = Conspiracy theorists that consider that no planes crashed into the WTC and/or the Pentagon on 9/11.

  • NORAD = North American Aerospace Defense Command

  • NSA = National Security Agency

  • NSC = National Security Council

  • NSPD = National Security Policy Directive

  • NTSB = National Transportation Safety Board

  • NWO = New World Order

  • NYPD = New York Police Department

    [edit on 19-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:07 AM

  • OBL = Osama Bin Laden

  • OCT = Official Conspiracy Theory

  • OEM = Office of Emergency Management (New York City)

  • OFAC = Office of Foreign Assets Control

  • OIPR = Office of Intelligence Policy and Review

  • OMB = Office of Management and Budget

  • ON = Operation Northwoods

  • ONA = Over Naval Annex

  • OS = Official Story (allegation that Al Qaeda committed 9/11 attacks, rejecting LIHOP and MIHOP allegations)

  • PANYNJ / Port Authority = Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

  • PAPD = Port Authority Police Department

  • PDB = Presidential Daily Briefing

  • PDD = Presidential Decision Directive

  • PEOC = Presidential Emergency Operations Center

  • PfT = Pilots for Truth (9/11 Conspiracy Theory group)

  • PNAC = Project for the New American Century

  • POTUS = President of the United States

  • PP = Prison Planet (website)

  • PQ911 = Patriots Question 911 (9/11 Conspiracy Theory website)

  • PSYOPS / PsyOps = Psychological Operations

  • PTB = Powers That Be

  • PWNed = Slang version of the word “Owned”.

  • S911TJ = Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice (9/11 Conspiracy Theory group)

  • Scholars = Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice (9/11 Conspiracy Theory group)

  • SEC = Securities and Exchange Commission

  • SEIB = Senior Executive Intelligence Brief

  • Squibs = Small explosive devices

  • T&J = Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice (9/11 Conspiracy Theory group)

  • TM = Truth Movement (9/11 Conspiracy Theorists generally)

  • Treasury = Department of Treasury

  • Truther = 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist

  • Truth movement = 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

  • TSA = Transportation Security Administration

  • TTIC = Terrorist Threat Integration Center

  • Twoofer = 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

  • UA = United Airlines

  • UAL = United Air Lines

  • UBL = Usama Bin Laden

  • USG = United States' Government

  • USSS = United States Secret Service

  • WMD = Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • WOT = War on Terror

  • WTC = World Trade Center

  • WTC1 = World Trade Center Building 1 (North Tower)

  • WTC2 = World Trade Center Building 1 (South Tower)

  • WTC7 = World Trade Center Building 7

  • WTO = World Trade Organization

[edit on 19-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:08 AM
Section 5 : “Loose Change” video and related resources

If you have any interest in 9/11 conspiracy theories, it is highly likely that you have seen, or heard about, the “Loose Change” video documentary. At the very least, you will have heard of some of the theories which were popularised by that documentary.

For a concise summary of facts and arguments regarding this documentary, see the Wikipedia entry on “Loose Change".

If you haven’t seen “Loose Change”, you can watch it free on Google Video. The latest edition of “Loose Change”, i.e. “Loose Change : Final Cut”, is embedded below:

Google Video Link

Each of the various editions of Loose Change can be viewed free on Google Video there. In reverse chronology order (i.e. the most recent edition, “Loose Change : Final Cut”, first) those editions can be found on Google Video at the following links:

If you would prefer to watch a better quality DVD version, the various editions can be purchased from a store on the official Loose Change website.

There are many, many webpages which are relevant to evaluating the assertions made in “Loose Change”.

Given the number of assertions made in that documentary, a thorough consideration of “Loose Change” would involve reading much of the material on the Internet (not to mention in books and articles) about 9/11 conspiracy theories. Some of the most useful skeptical websites are highlighted in Section 11 of this article.

However, several skeptics that have produced material which directly address the assertions made by “Loose Change” in a user-friendly manner. These resources are particularly useful to someone that has seen “Loose Change” and is looking for a concise skeptical view on the relevant assertions. Such resources include the following:

Just for emphasis, I’ll repeat that these resources are merely some which are directly relevant to evaluating “Loose Change”. For further skeptical websites, see Section 11 of this article.

[edit on 19-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:08 AM
Section 6 : Other free 9/11 videos online

This section includes the following sub-sections:

  • 6.1 : Other free 9/11 videos online - Introduction
  • 6.2 : Some collections of videos online
  • 6.3 : Some specific 9/11 “truther” (conspiracy theory) videos online
  • 6.4 : Some specific 9/11 “skeptic” (anti-conspiracy theory) videos online

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:09 AM
Section 6.1 : Other free 9/11 videos online - Introduction

There are numerous videos online relating to 9/11 which can be watched free of charge.

Some of the relevant videos are merely short video clips of the crashes, but a surprising number of these free videos are full-length documentaries.

Quite a few conspiracy theories videos are shared freely by the producers on websites such as Youtube, for political reasons and/or to promote DVD sales of the documentaries.

You can keep streamed media (e.g. Youtube clips) on your computer by using the free functions on the Keep Vid website. You can also use freeware on the SUPER website to convert relevant video and audio files from one format to another.

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:09 AM
Section 6.2 : Some collections of videos online

The non-profit “September 11 Television Archive” is a valuable resource if you want to watch news footage from 11 September 2001 (and the following couple of days). This website includes an archive of news footage from 11 September 2001, including news coverage from ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC.

(There is a similar online archive of 110 newspaper front pages from 12 September 2001 available on the “newseum” website).

In addition, numerous additional relevant video and audio clips of relevant news footage can by found on many truther websites including the Study of 911 website.

Many webpages relating to 9/11 conspiracy theories include a considerable number of links to full-length video documentaries about 9/11 (i.e. an hour or longer). The links are usually to videos on Youtube and Google Video, but surprisingly often the full video can be downloaded in a higher quality version for viewing off-line. Some of the more useful examples of such webpages include the following:

  • The 911podcasts website may have a name that implies it only contains podcasts, but in fact it includes a wealth of video documentaries. A brief blurb is given in relation to virtually all of the videos. Not all the videos on the relevant list can be downloaded via that site, but many can (often in quite high quality). Other items on the list of video documentaries include a link to the relevant video on Youtube or Google video.

  • The website includes long lists of 9/11 videos online, with some useful rudimentary grouping of videos (e.g. one list for documentaries and another list entitled “9/11 Lectures / Panels / Conferences”), but you need to click on each individual title to get any details.

  • The American Patriot Friends Network webpage is more representative of many 9/11 conspiracy websites, with numerous embedded videos from Youtube and Google Video in no apparent order – with some rather brief and contentious accompanying text.

  • The Internet Repository of Free Hidden Information Videos. A smaller collection of links to 9/11 videos, but also includes links to various other conspiracy/fringe documentaries.

Most of the free 9/11 videos that exist online are actually hosted on Youtube (generally in Parts of less than 10 minutes each, resulting in many documentaries being in up to a dozen or so parts) and/or on Google Video (often in a single part of over an hour). Many other websites simply include links to videos on (or embed videos from) Youtube and Google Video.

While many 9/11 conspiracy websites already include collections of links to relevant videos, it is possible to directly search Youtube and Google Videos yourself to find relevant videos. Useful searches of Youtube and Google Video for 9/11 videos include the following:

Many of the videos online about 9/11 endorse one or more conspiracy theory. However, collections of main-stream videos about 9/11 and relevant videos skeptical of 9/11 conspiracy theories can be found also be found online. See, for example,

If you prefer to watch videos on DVD, there are various websites that sell these videos very cheaply on disc (presumably with the agreement of the copyright owners, since some of the relevant sellers have been doing this for quite some time). There are many sellers on Ebay that appear to be willing to spend time producing and selling collections of “truther” DVDs for a few dollars, which can barely cover their costs. Other websites selling “truther” DVDs for very low price include, for example, “the 911 DVD Project” (although several of the relevant websites that existed when I started writing this guide in the summer of 2008 appear to have been abandoned by the time of writing at the end of 2008) . Such websites are a useful resource for quickly finding summaries of each video, as put forward by the producers or promoters of those videos.

[edit on 19-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:11 AM
Section 6.3 : Some specific 9/11 “truther” (conspiracy theory) videos online

Given that Section 6.2 of this article includes details of various websites that contain long lists of links to 9/11 videos (whether skeptical or truther), there is little point in creating another long list of such links. However, it may be helpful if briefly address some of the most popular 9/11 documentaries.

In the following list of videos, I try to give at least one relevant link and/or the name of an individual or group closely associated with each video (simply to assist anyone wishing to search for additional information about that video). To find truther and/or skeptical views on the Internet about each video, I recommend using “9/11 Searchillion”, a customized search engine I created.

It probably goes without saying that, as with other links in this article, I am merely providing them for reference purposes and I DO NOT ENDORSE ANY OF THE VIDEOS.

  1. "Loose Change" - Dylan Avery – 129 minute video.

    Due to the significance of this video in the evolution and spread of conspiracy theories relating to 9/11, I have already devoted an entire section above (i.e. Section 5) to “Loose Change” and related resources.

    Google Video Link

  2. "911 Mysteries" Part 1: Demolitions" - In the Wake Productions – 90 minute video. “Loose Change” has appeared to decrease in popularity among 9/11 conspiracy theorists during 2007/2008. During the same period, “911 Mysteries” has become increasingly popular.

    As with Loose Change, there is also a counter-video which adopts a skeptical approach to the contents of “911 Mysteries”, i.e. “Screw 911 Mysteries”

    The author of the viewer’s guide (“The Doc”) has said “9/11 Mysteries is often passed off as “more scientific than other 9/11 movies”, “accurate” and “unbiased”. That says a lot about 9/11 conspiracy theories in general.” He has also written “9/11 Mysteries is perhaps one of the worst pieces of film that is available on the internet”.

    For those (like me) that prefer written resources, there is also a skeptical viewers’ guide to “911 Mysteries”.

    The “911 Mysteries” video is discussed on the ATS forums in threads entitled VIDEO: 911 Mysteries, Part 1: Demolitions and New Video: 9/11 Mysteries. It is also discussed on the JREF forums in a thread entitled Chicago Trib Gives a Positive Mention to 911 Mysteries.

    The “911 Mysteries” video is embedded below:

    Google Video Link

    The “Screw 911 Mysteries” video is embedded below:

    Google Video Link

  3. “9/11 Press For Truth” – 84 minute video – Features the "Jersey Girls" - the 4 women who banded together after 9/11 to seek the truth from President Bush and the U.S. Government. This video has an official website and is discussed in a Wikipedia entry for this video. This video is discussed on ATS in a thread entitled 9/11 Press For Truth and discussed on the JREF forums in a thread entitled Press for truth!.

    The video is embedded below:

    Google Video Link

  4. "9/11 In Plane Site" Dave vonKleist – 72 minute video – Details of this video are given in a relevant Wikipedia entry) This video is discussed on ATS in a thread entitled '911 in Plane Site' - Has Anyone Seen It? and on the JREF forums in a thread entitled My debunking of "911 in Plane Site" Need help..

    The “9/11 In Plane Site” video is embedded below.

    Google Video Link

  5. "Who Killed John O’Neil" : This video is discussed on ATS here and on the JREF here. The video is embedded below.

    Google Video Link

  6. "9/11: The Myth and the Reality" – A lecture by David Ray Griffin – 98 minute video. The video is embedded below.

    Google Video Link

  7. "Painful Deceptions" Eric Hufschmid. Discussed on the JREF forums in a thread entitled Anyone wanna join in debunking Painful Deceptions?. The video is embedded below.

    Google Video Link

  8. "9/11 Blueprint for Truth". Video featuring Richard Gage, AIA of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth). Discussed on ATS in a thread entitled Film: How the Towers Fell: Blueprint for Truth. The video is embedded below.

    Google Video Link

  9. "Zeitgeist" Peter Joseph. This video is discussed on ATS in a thread entitled Zeitgeist the movie : Z Day March 15th 2008 and in a thread on the JREF forums. The video is embedded below.

    Google Video Link

  10. "Improbable Collapse" Mike Berger. Discussed in a thread on ATS.

    Google Video Link

  11. "The Pentacon" : Citizen Investigation Team. The Pentacon website contains additional information relevant to the video. It has been claimed that the video is an “explosive documentary regarding the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon revealing quadruple corroborated testimony proving the plane flew on the north side of the CITGO station making it impossible to have toppled the light poles and damage the building as outlined in the ASCE report”. Discussed in a thread on the JREF forums and various threads on ATS (including this one).

    Google Video Link

  12. "The Ripple Effect" - William Lewis / Dave vonKleist – 86 minute video.

    Google Video Link

  13. "September 11th Revisited" Dustin Mugford – 59 minute video.

    Google Video Link

  14. "Pandora's Black Box: American Flight 77" Pilots For 911 Truth – 65 minutes.

    Google Video Link

  15. "9/11 Eyewitness" Richard Siegel / Blue Star Media Group.

    Google Video Link

  16. "The Great Conspiracy" Barrie Zwicker.

    Google Video Link

  17. "Martial Law 9-11: The Rise of the Police State" Alex Jones.

    Google Video Link

  18. "Terrorstorm" Alex Jones.

    Google Video Link

  19. "911: The Greatest Lie Ever Sold " Anthony Hilder – 126 minute video.

    Google Video Link

    As I mentioned above, it probably goes without saying but just in case I’ll repeat myself: I DO NOT ENDORSE ANY OF THE VIDEOS.

    [edit on 19-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:12 AM
Section 6.4 : Some specific 9/11 “skeptic” (anti-conspiracy theory) videos online

In Section 6.2 above I mentioned several websites that contain collectiosn of videos sceptical of 9/11 conspiracy theories, including this one, this one, and this one.

Several documentaries expressly addressing 9/11 conspiracy theories have been shown on main stream television, in Britain and in the USA.

Probably the most influential has been the BBC “Conspiracy Files” documentary, which is embedded below. There are various resources relating to that documentary on the BBC website, including webpages relating to that documentary and a related blog.

Google Video Link

The BBC’s “Conspiracy Files” documentary has prompted considerable comment from truthers, including in the counter-video embedded below:

Google Video Link

Another influential mainstream documentary addressing 9/11 conspiracy theories is the History Channel “9/11 Fact or Fiction” documentary embedded below.

Google Video Link

The History Channel “9/11 Fact or Fiction” documentary is also on Youtube in a number of parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9).

The History Channel’s “9/11 Fact or Fiction” documentary is discussed on ATS in a thread entitled “History Channel - 9/11 Fact or Fiction, my blood is boiling already”.

Apart from serious documentaries, 9/11 conspiracy theories have also been tackled in more light-hearted productions on main stream television. For example, the topic has been tackled by Penn and Teller in one of their television shows. An extract from that show is embedded below:

In addition to documentaries on main stream television, various 9/11 conspiracy theories have been the subject of video produced by skeptics and placed online.

I have already mentioned above the existence of various counter-videos, in which various skeptics seek to directly address specific pro-conspiracy videos. For example:

One skeptic, RKOwens, has created numerous short videos on Youtube which seek to address different elements of the claims made by 9/11 conspiracy theories. Some of the points addressed in those videos continue to circulate on the Internet, often without any challenge. It is a shame that even these short skeptical videos have been viewed far, far less than many of the relatively lengthy pro-conspiracy videos. This may be due, at least in part, to the tone of ridicule adopted in some of the videos created by RKOwens (e.g. in the music selected to accompany discussion of the many of the relevant conspiracy theories). One of the shorter examples of the videos by RKOwens (entitled “Top 7 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Debunked in Under 1 Minute”) is embedded below:

Other interesting/fun skeptical videos include:

[edit on 19-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:12 AM
Section 7 : Other free audio/visual material online

This section includes the following elements:

  • Section 7.1 : Audio material (including Podcasts)
  • Section 7.2 : 9/11 photos online

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:13 AM
Section 7.1 Audio material (including Podcasts)

I prefer to read about 9/11, rather than listen to discussion of it. I find it considerably more efficient. However, I think it is worth noting that in the last few years there has been a dramatic growth in the amount of free audio material about 9/11 (which you can either listen to on a website, or download onto your MP3 player for you to listen to during your commute to work). If you have a high-speed internet link, in a matter of seconds you can download a podcast which will take an hour to listen to.

Because of my strong preference for reading about 9/11 conspiracy theories rather than listening to others talk about them, I’m sure some of you can add to the short list I’ll give below of sources of free audio material about 9/11:

  • The “911 podcasts” websites includes sortable lists of various audio files, including various speeches and seminars by individuals such as David Ray Griffin and Steven Jones, in addition to recording of various relevant radio broadcasts and other audio material.

  • The website includes audio material from various leading members of the “truth movement”, including David Ray Griffin, Kevin Ryan, Steven Jones and others.

  • The Visibility 9/11 website includes a collection of podcasts in which numerous members of the “truth movement” express their views in individual podcasts.

  • American Rhetoric, including various speeches (including several by President Bush and Bin Laden) on, or in relation to, 9/11.

  • ATS has its own section for podcasts here. I must confess that, unlike most other sections of ATS, I’ve found it difficult to identify the items that are the most popular and/or most likely to be of interest to me. So, I’ve listened to very, very few items from that section. As far as I can tell, this section of ATS has never really taken off.

Other audio material relating to 9/11 includes the NORAD tapes of communications on 9/11. The NORAD tapes can be found on various websites, including at on this webpage. Michael Bonner wrote a relatively lengthy article for Vanity Fair about some of the NORAD tapes in August 2006 entitled “9/11 live : the NORAD tapes”. These tapes were discussed on the JREF Forum in a lengthy thread entitled “NORAD tapes”, on the Loose Change forum in a thread entitled “NORAD tapes” and in various threads on the ATS discussion forum, including “!!! NORAD TAPES obtained by Loose Change!!!!” and “9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes”. Various additional relevant resources relating to the NORAD tapes are listed on this section of Mark Roberts’ website.

[edit on 19-12-2008 by IsaacKoi]

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:13 AM
Section 7.2 : 9/11 photos online

There are masses of photographs online relating to 9/11.

Lengthy lists of relevant links photographs and videos have already been presented by on various websites, including:

  • by Mark Roberts on his website, which is loosely sorted into various categories
  • on the 911 Myths website.

Some of the more interesting relevant websites include:

posted on Dec, 19 2008 @ 06:14 AM
Section 8 : 9/11 Government documents online

Section 8 includes the following elements:

  • Section 8.1 : Google searches for government documents
  • Section 8.2 : Some sources for government 9/11 documents
  • Section 8.3 : Some specific frequently discussed 9/11 documents

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