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Claim

An American general has confirmed that the terror attack on September 11, 2001 was an “inside job”0.

Background

The claim was made during the American radio host and frontrunner in the Truth Movement Alex Jones’ radio show on May 3rd, 2011. The claimant was Steve Pieczenik1, former employee in the United States Department of State, pundit, consultant and author of novels and self-help books. Steve Pieczenik describes himself as a loner and troublemaker.

The claim has been repeated, quite uncritically, by the Danish Truth Movement, i11time0.

Facts

Steve Pieczenik refuses to give the name of the general in question. Pieczenik will only reveal the identity to a federal court.

Logic

It is self-contradicting when the Truth Movement constantly claims that “everything must be revealed”, yet accepts a central source won’t reveal the name of a general who has revealed the whole plot. By putting blind faith in Steve Pieczenik, the Truth Movement prevents the truth from being told, which is in direct opposition with the stated goal of the movement.

It is likewise illegal and deeply unethical to withhold information about punishable acts, especially a crime that by one of the leading figures in the Truth Movement, Niels Harrit, has been described as “the biggest event in our generation and for our children”2.

Steve Pieczenik’s insistence on only revealing the name of this general, if he testifies in a federal court, reeks of blackmail. If you want to know the truth about the terror attack on September 11, 2001, you have to subject yourself to certain ultimate demands from central figures in the Truth Movement.

Federal courts in the United States are only used to investigate very serious crimes, and the courts are not open for the general public3. It is thus self-contradicting that the Truth Movement apparently accepts a court trial in this form, where the press and the general public are not allowed, given that the Truth Movement insists on “everything must be revealed”.

During the same radio interview, Steve Pieczenik also claims that Osama bin Laden died of Marfan Syndrome, back in July, 2002.

Conclusion

The claim is therefore:

  • Undocumented
  • Self-contradicting
  • In conflict with the stated goal of the Truth Movement

Sources

  1. Steve Pieczenik, Alex Jones radio show, 3. maj 2011i11time.dk, 22. juli 2011:
  2. Steve Pieczenik, Wikipedia
  3. “I think what happened on September 11, 2001 is the most important event to our generation, and for our children…. And the consequenes of this event should be obvious to everyone. But it’s not. But it’s happening at such a slow pace that people maybe do not connect the dots.”
    Interview with Dr. Niels Harrit on Discovery of Nano-Thermite in WTC Dust, 7. marts, 2011

    “When viewed in the rear-view mirror of history, the attack on the USA on September 11 2001 might very well prove to be the single most important political event since World War II. It sparked the so-called “War on Terror,” which has left a trail of casualties and refugees with numbers running into the millions.”
    Niels Harrit, Ph.D. in Focus: A Look Beyond the Explosive 9/11 Discovery, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

    “9/11 is the single most important historical event since the end of the cold war. It heralded a new war, the ongoing and endless ”war on terror”.”
    Public endorsement for World911Truth’s petition by Niels Harrit, World911Truth.org

  4. Grand Jury, WikipediaFederal Grand Juries

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