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"911 The New Pearl harbour"

9/11 The New Pearl Harbour" By Massimo Mazzuco

Release date:  october 2013   running time: 5 hrs 

star rating: 5 Stars

review by: F. Anderson
Brief synopsis: Excellent film, a must see for beginners and campaigners alike. Very useful for countering arguments put forth by 9/11 debunkers. Uses extensive footage from 9/11 Experts speak Out by  Richard Gage (architect and engineers for 911 truth) and given critical acclaim by Professor David Ray Griffin, author of many 9/11 books.  5 stars

Packed with up to date facts and research, this film was inspired by, and  takes its name from Professor David Ray Griffins book of the same name. As with the book, the film compares the similarities between the events of Pearl harbour and the events of 9/11. To re cap, Pearl Harbour was a supposed surprise attack by the Japanese upon a US naval vessel docked in Pearl Harbour, but later, evidence emerged which proved the US had foreknowledge and  let it happen in order to persuade the US public that the US should involve itself with the second world war.

The film is well made, avoids speculation, is meticulously researched, taking video clips from numerous sources, some familar, and some that have rarely if ever, been seen in a 9/11 film before, with many of them very moving and heart rending.  As it is a long film, the film-makerspresent the information in useful sections, allowing the viewer to take a break should they wish.
Section one includes the alleged 9/11 hijackers, the hijacked planes, the air defense, section two is the pentagon, flight 93, and the twin towers,
section three concentrates on the twin towers, building seven, and an epilogue.
This final secion  outlines along with footage of the towers and wtc 7, how the official account and the debunkers cannot be correct according to the laws of physics. If they were correct, then there would be a violation of Newton's laws of physics.  the filmexplains this clearly, and it is apparent that anyone with even basic physics, cant help but have serious doubts of the account given by NIST and the 9/11 commision.

Appearing in the film are: Nafeez Ahmed, Author) Richard Gage, (architect, ae911truth), William Rodriguez, (Janitor of the north tower) Scott Forbes, (worked at the twin towers) Barry Jennings, (WTC7 survivor) the Jersey Girls, (lost loved ones on 9/11)  David Chandler, (ae911truth) Webster Tarpley, (author) amongst many others.

The film addresses three different arguments: the official 911 account, the 9/11 debunkers, and the 9/11 truth movements critique, taking their cue from another of Professor David Ray Griffins books, "9/11 Debunking the Debunkers".  Both the official account and the debunkers arguments are skillfully demolished by rational scientific premises aided by eye witness testimony, expert analysis from people such as architects and engineers for 9/11 truth, first responders, and raw video footage of the actual events.

It is an excellent film to give to people who have never questioned 9/11 before, a reminder of facts campaigners may have forgotten, and a handy tool to help counter the 911 debunkers arguments.
There were a few areas not covered, or instance, that the names of the 19 alleged hijackers were released by the FBI around sept 17th 2001, but that Robert Mueller, head of the FBI at the time, was forced to admit approx sept 23rd 2001, that the FBI could not in fact be sure of the identities of all of the 19 hijackers following a definitive report that Al Shehri was alive and well and living in Morroco. (As reported by the BBC, CNN, the Guardian and others).

Which brings one to the intelligence failures - some of this was touched upon in the film though not in detail, but the film brought us up to date with a clip of an interview by Luke Rudowski with Richard Clarke (ex terrorism tzar for President Bush)
The put options placed on American Airlines and United Arilines, the two airlines whose planes were hijacked on 9/11, and other suspicious trading activities related to the 9/11 attacks, were not covered in this film. To include all the possible aspects of 9/11 would of course, have made the film even longer than its 5 hour running time, and the selection of the information was more than adequate for successfully raising the most important questions concerning the events 9/11


Review By S.Day: In September 1997, “The Project for the New American Century”, a Washington based US think-tank, was founded with the remit of promoting US global leadership. In September 2000, they published a report entitled “Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources For a New Century”. In this document, we find the following statement: “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.”

Wind the clock on another year to the devastating events of September 11th 2001, and we have a plausible candidate for this New Pearl Harbor. This is the case made by Massimo Mazzucco in his superb new DVD. This epic production towers over most of the other offerings in this field that we have seen. So what makes this one so special? For me, there are three main things.

The first is the quality of the presentation. There are many documentaries available on this subject with varying degrees of professionalism. Mazzucco’s production has quality that one might see on television or in the mainstream media.

The second is the enormous depth and quality of the research that has gone into the production. Mazzucco has let out all the stops, has explored every angle and provides a wealth of information. A lot of this data has even been obtained from the Federal Government itself via Freedom of Information requests. All the key facets of the 9/11 saga are presented meticulously and fairly.

The third is Mazzucco’s strict adherence to a principle called the Scientific Method, a tool that is vital for any researcher in this (or any other) field. This procedure is one which scientists use to work out why things happened the way they did. The idea is that we start with the observed facts, then we propose a number of models (explanations), then we test the models in turn against the facts and check for correlation. When this is done, the model that most closely corresponds with the facts becomes the accepted model until such time as a better model presents itself. The advantage of this method is that it avoids the pitfalls associated with the adherence to a particular ideology or dogma and allows the researcher to keep an open mind if and when new evidence becomes available. Mazzucco makes use of this technique throughout this work, and very refreshing it is too.

But let’s get back to the central point of Mazzucco’s work – the similarity between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor (PH). He kicks off the DVD by describing twelve points of similarity.

First we are told that the claimed goal of the government in each case differed substantially from the actual goal. In the case of PH, the actual goal was war with Hitler, whereas the stated goal was war with Japan. Similarly, in the case of 9/11, the actual goal was war with Iraq whereas the stated goal was war with Afghanistan. Subsequently, in both cases, the propaganda machines were kicked off to try and force the necessary connections. A huge number of Americans ended up believing that Hitler was responsible for PH and that Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind 9/11.

Foreknowledge was another key area of similarity. In both cases, the fact that there was to be an attack was common knowledge in Washington well before the actual attacks. Even the exact dates of the attacks were known weeks in advance. Of course, the foreknowledge of the attacks enjoyed by one group in the government was withheld from other groups which may have been able to stop the attacks. Again, in both cases, the government was accused of having this foreknowledge, but this claim was, unsurprisingly, denounced. At the same time, when honest officials who wanted to avert the attacks tried to report it to their superiors, their calls fell on deaf ears.

Moving on to the military response to the attacks (or lack of it), we see yet more similarities. In both cases, at the exact time of the attacks, key members of the military made themselves unavailable. Donald Rumsfeld, it is reported, vanished without trace for thirty minutes. Prior to this, in both cases, the available military force in the area had been deliberately reduced. On 9/11 there were only four available jet fighters to defend the whole of the Eastern Seaboard of the country. On top of this, in both cases, we have the stand-down orders (on 9/11 these came from Dick Cheney, we are told) that were handed to forces to avoid any chance of their being able to defend the country in its hour of need.

Needless to say that, in both cases, the indignation of the public following the attacks was used to justify entry into war, a war that had been planned and prepared for long before. After it was all over, again, in both cases, we see the formation of commissions whose stated purpose it was to investigate the government’s failure to thwart the attacks. The Roberts Commission (PH) and the 9/11 commission were both investigations into conspiracies which were conducted by the conspirators themselves. No wonder the investigations turned up nothing.

Moving on again, we are told of the various groups of people we see today speaking out about the 9/11 and the state of the ongoing debate between them. First we have the Truthers, who question the official narrative of events, and then we have the Debunkers, who have attempted to disprove the evidence offered by the Truthers. Mazzucco devotes much of his attention to disproving the so-called evidence presented by the Debunkers and to describe the extent to which Truthers’ case has been affected by the Debunkers. As far as I know, this is the first coherent rebuttal of the Debunkers’ case.

In Mazzucco’s sights are Italy’s top Debunker, Paulo Attivissimo and his French counterpart, Jerome Quirant. Both of these have been active in their home countries on the lecture circuit presenting their “facts” about 9/11. But top of his list is the US’s Popular Mechanics magazine which produced the book “Debunking 9/11 Myths” which is regarded as the jewel in the Debunkers’ crown. Mazzucco shows that a lot of the Debunkers’ so-called evidence is either untrue or is based on misconceptions and erroneous inferences.

On the other side of the table, specializing in the three towers, Mazzuuco recognizes the outstanding efforts by the folks here at AE911Truth in their ongoing work to refute the so-called evidence presented in NIST’s reports into the collapses.

Let’s have a look at some of the Debunkers’ arguments in a little more detail.

One constant theme is that the three towers were allegedly built using a light construction which rendered them fragile and weak. This is based around the fact that the upright members of the towers are located in the core and in outer shell of the buildings with a gap in between. Some Debunkers say that it’s the location of the uprights in the shell that makes the building weak. Others, on the other hand, including the 9/11 commission themselves, maintain that it’s the location of the uprights in the core that makes it weak because they form a hollow central shaft. Attivissimo, for example, makes this claim in one of his lectures and goes on to say that “as far as I know, only the [Willis (formerly)] Sears Tower is of the same type, and nobody uses [this method of construction] any more”. The facts, of course, as pointed out by David Chandler and Anthony Szamboti, both from AE911Truth, disagree with this assertion. The core, far from being a hollow shaft, was in fact a solid grid of uprights that was more like a separate skyscraper within a skyscraper. The outer shell, when joined to the central core via a hat-truss at the top of the building, resulted in a structure of immense strength that was capable of supporting three to five times the actual weight of the building. This design model is so strong that it is still used in new buildings today. In fact, the very same design was used by Larry Silverstein to construct the new building which stands on the site of the original WTC7. Perhaps the reason why it is still used is that one of the design criteria was that it should be able to withstand an airliner hitting it at 600mph.

A solid tenet of the Truthers’ argument is that the free-fall collapse of the three towers is impossible without additional energy being supplied to the system during collapse. The idea here is a simple one. As the parts of the building that were falling (the upper few floors in the case of WTC1 and WTC2) fell onto parts which were, at that point in time, stationary (the healthy lower floors), energy would have been absorbed by the stationary parts in two ways. First would be the energy needed to shatter them, and second would be the energy needed to accelerate them up to the speed of the falling parts. Since, in the government’s narrative, the only source of energy was the kinetic energy of the falling parts, we should, therefore, observe a deceleration of those falling parts as they lose energy. In fact, for a large part of the duration of the collapse, the event proceeded at free-fall acceleration: exactly the opposite of what would be predicted both by physics and common sense. One would expect NIST to have some kind of explanation to this in their report. In fact, shockingly, there is no such explanation. NIST are careful to point out that their investigation only covered what happened up to the onset of collapse, and omits any discussion of what happened after this. Perhaps the reason for this is that to have done so would have necessitated a description of why the laws of physics did not hold true on 9/11, even though they have proved unvarying on every other day throughout time. Mazzuuco makes all this clear by showing an extract of a lecture by AE911Truth’s Richard Gage. Richard explains how easy it is to calculate the mechanical resistance of the lower floors to the collapse and what decelerating effect this would have. When this is taken into consideration he tells us that it is not even probable that the building would collapse at all, let alone at near free-fall acceleration as was observed on the day.

To sum up then, this DVD is not only a fantastic source of information for anyone already well versed in the events and debate of 9/11, but also an excellent starting place for anyone new to the scene. Whichever category you fall into, there is one thing of which we can all be sure: this kind of material will never be published by the mainstream media.


911 In The Academic Community

Release Date: Aug 5th 2013

" Winner of the University of Toronto Film Festival that documents academia's treatment of critical perspectives on 911, exploring the taboo that shields the US Governments narrative from scholarly examination. The film aims at changing intellectual discourse on 911 and the war on terror.

As 9/11 served as the rationale for the Global War on Terror, the expansion of the military and intelligence complex, the invasion of other countries in violation of international law, and the curtailing of civil liberties, the film provides an inspiring demonstration of intellectual courage that will cause many scholars to reflect on the academy’s role and strength to dismantle the war system. As Alvin A. Lee, President Emeritus of McMaster University, has stated in his endorsement of the film: academics should “stand sufficiently outside society intellectually to see, understand, and interpret what is going on.”

Adnan Zuberi
Director and Producer
9/11 in the Academic Community  (more)


Official Rethink 911 video 2013  here

9/11 Press For Truth

Press For Truth is an exemplary starting point for those interested in researching the information which has been obscured by the official account of 9/11. The film focuses on the four women who became known as the "Jersey Girls"; 9/11 widows whose husbands tragically lost their lives in the infamous attacks, and their struggle to get an independent investigation into 9/11. Their account may jar disturbingly with what you understand to be the story of 9/11: Why were so many of their questions left unanswered? Why did the 9/11 Commission conclude that who funded the attacks was of "little practical significance"? What is the background of the alleged 9/11 hijackers, and could it be that something far more sinister is being held back from the public? This film explores the emotional and painful questions of the families of 9/11 victims with a refreshing clarity and objectivity. It is essential viewing for someone new to the subject of 9/11 research.

"They lied, they all lied." -Patty Casazza, Victim's Family Member


In Their Own Words: The Untold Story of the 9/11 Families

A companion piece to Press for Truth (see above) composed primarily of extended interviews with the "Jersey Girls". They present their own research on the long list of anomalies surrounding the events of 9/11 such as the military exercise drills going on that morning, FBI whistleblowers who had been gagged and the families attempts to receive the Pentagon crash tapes to name a few. As with Press For Truth, the information in this film is powerful and challenges the presiding view of 9/11 but is also considerably emotive and powerful when told by the families of the 911 victims themselves.


9/11 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out (2011)

Learn Why 43 Technical & Building Professionals are Calling for a New Investigation into the Events of 9/11! Watch 9/11, Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out and Learn Why You Should Too!” Just a mere and simple utterance of the word, 9/11, or September 11th, or any other various related terms can stir up a cauldron of emotion – and it runs the entire spectrum. From steadfast defenders of the government’s official explanation of what happened on 9/11 to those arguing theories

Improbable Collapse

At the time of its release on the internet this documentary suggested a hypothesis that was highly controversial, that the Twin Towers and WTC7 were intentionally destroyed through controlled demolition. Despite this claim now being supported by independent experts world-wide (see, this film treads gently and with the greatest respect for the scientific method. Led by physician Dr Steven E. Jones and whistleblower and chemist Kevin Ryan, the film takes a measured and rational approach to unravel the official science behind these collapses and makes a powerful and credible appeal for the hypothesis of controlled demolition.

Zero: An Investigation into 9/11

This wide-ranging documentary was a project headed up by Italian M.E.P. Guilietto Chiesa, originally presented in Italian it has since been translated into English and several other languages. The film was made by a team of volunteers who treated the production as a no-holds barred investigation into 9/11, which they feel the 9/11 Commission failed to provide. Zero is a comprehensive and mature film, which differentiates itself from many other 9/11 documentaries by being aimed at a broad audience rather than focussing exclusivley on the youth market. While several parts of the film, such as the endorsements of Italian celebrities, will fail to make an impact on English viewers, as a whole the film provides a lucid and well researched overview of the anomalies of 9/11 taking in a broader range of topics than, say, Press for Truth.
"It is obvious that we are now cast in an infinite war, based on lies. And as long as there is no new and independent investigation, we will never have security. There are too many lies for the official narrative to be true. Our film is an instrument to request the re-opening of the 9/11 investigation." Guilietto Chiesa (Italian M.E.P.)

Loose Change Final Cut

Loose Change was the iconic internet documentary which was made by three young American men with little film making experience, yet became an internet hit with millions of viewers world-wide. Despite presenting a wealth of factual information, the film was criticised for its occasional factual inaccuracies and lurches into speculation. After a second edition rectified some problems the team dedicated several years to making the "Final Cut" which we present here and is widely considered as the most thorough critique of the official version of 9/11 in the audio-visual medium. It is in fact an entirely new film rather than a new "cut" and an impressive one to boot. Using verifiable facts, extensive archive news footage and well crafted arguments and highly credible sources, the film is packed full of factual ammunition that demolishes the official narrative. A common criticism of LCFC is that it has traded the high impact aesthetic style which made the earlier films such a hit with dry factual rigidity. This may be the case as the film is certainly less structured and slower paced than the earlier efforts of the Loose Change team, but there is no doubt that this film is an invaluable and peerless collation of all the relevant information on 9/11 which the mainstream media has largely left untouched.

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room is a documentary following British filmmaker Dean Puckett through his journey into the 9/11 Truth Movement: a global movement of 'conspiracy theorists' who believe that the official explanation about what happened on 9/11 is totally or partially inaccurate. The filmmakers travel from middle England, across Europe and to New York for the six year anniversary of the attacks, where the film takes one final twist as we are introduced to the 9/11 first responders who are suffering from various grave health difficulties due to the toxic dust that they breathed in trying to help their country during the weeks after this tragic event. Told with a personal hands on approach that avoids advancing any one position, the film asks the question: are these crazy conspiracy theorists? Or is 9/11 Truth a credible political movement?
The film recently won 'Best Documentary' at the London Independent Film Festival and 'Best Director' at the Portobello Film Festival


Harodim (2012)

Lazarus Fell, a former naval intelligence officer trained in black ops and tasked with tracking down the most wanted Terrorist in the world, has gone rogue, realizing his mission has been compromised by his own chain of command. He fakes his own death to continue his solitary pursuit. But he has personal motivations as well, believing his father, Solomon Fell, Chief of Operations for the Office of Naval Intelligence, was killed in the attacks of 9/11 the event masterminded by the selfsame Terrorist.

After more than 10 years spent in a global manhunt, Lazarus runs his quarry to ground in Vienna. The most wanted man in the world has been living here openly for many years in the lap of western decadence. Lazarus, having reached the climax of his quest for the truth and fueled by his own visions of personal revenge, has laid his plans well. Operating from a long-forgotten Nazi-era train station buried deep beneath the streets of the city, Lazarus abducts his prey to begin an exhaustive, videotaped interrogation before executing him.

But the interrogation is about to reveal facts about recent world history that Lazarus is totally unprepared for the truth behind the events of 9/11, the real origins and purpose of al Qaeda and much much more, culminating in the revelation of a terrifying, generations-old Plan for world domination set in motion by a shadowy secret society that holds the strings of international finance, has infiltrated the government and military of the United States at the highest levels and, in which he, Lazarus, is destined to play a pivotal role a role prepared for him long ago without his knowledge or consent: a Plan in which the specter of mind control looms over the free will he believed was his and, through which, the future of the globe hangs in a precarious balance.

Harodim is a film unlike any you have seen before, seamlessly blending actual news, archive and documentary footage with a chillingly plausible narrative so compelling the viewer will not know where to draw the line between fact and fiction, creating a haunting and terrifying vision of what might actually exist behind the chaos and unrest of the world we live in today. It is a singular cinematic experience which will challenge your belief in the reality hidden inside the mainstream news reports brought to you daily by a familiar host of corporate sponsors.