Daniel Ellsberg Calls for 9/11 Investigation
July 21, 2006
Jack Blood / Alex Jones Radio Show
In a recent radio interview, Pentagon Papers hero Daniel Ellsberg stated that he's looked into the "official story" of the 9/11 attacks and concludes: " There's no question in my mind that there's enough evidence there to justify a very comprehensive and hard hitting investigation of a kind that we've not seen, with subpoenas, general questioning of people, and raising the release of a lot of documents."
Daniel Ellsberg Expresses Concerns
Over Government's 9/11 Complicity,
Calls for New Inquiry
Pentagon Papers hero Daniel Ellsberg adds his voice to the eminent chorus calling for a new 9/11 investigation.
Interviewed by Jack Blood on Alex Jones radio show Wednesday, July 19, Ellsberg also expresses his fear of a new Reichstag Fire incident and decree as elements of administration Iran attack plans. Serious warnings from the still diligent and deeply involved dean of the American whistleblower community.
Here is a partial transcript of the interview:
Jack Blood: Have you had a chance to take a look at a lot of this information coming from America's leading scholars, physicists, engineers, etc. Who have taken a look now at 9/11 and are now, not only questioning what might have happened on 9/11, but really being very direct including a number of high level ...
Daniel Ellsberg: Actually, I have looked at a lot of that, and I'll tell you without going into it all which would take a lot of time, I find some of it very implausible and other parts of it quite solid, and there's no question in my mind that there's enough evidence there to justify a very comprehensive and hard hitting investigation of a kind that we've not seen, with subpoenas, general questioning of people, and raising the release of a lot of documents.
There's no question that put it this way, very serious questions have been raised, about how much they knew beforehand and how much involvement there may been. Is this an administration capable, humanly and physiologically of engineering such a provocation?
Yes, I would say that, I worked for such an administration myself, Johnson, ah, President Johnson put destroyers in harm's way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had. And could have resulted in the loss of many lives in the course of it.
And what I'm saying now, by the way though is this, and here there's a very strong analogy, to this day there is a controversy gone back and forth historically, as to who caused the Reichstag fire, the burning of their parliament, the Reichstag, on February 27th 1933. Goering, at one point, the number two man in the Nazi regime, said "I set that fire", later he denied that at Nuremberg, and I've noticed that the latest history suggests, that it wasn't the Nazi's.
The point is that all this time later is there is still a controversy about that. But, what there's no controversy about is the use the Nazi's made of it, that very night and the next day.
J.B.: Cui Bono, who benefits
D.E.: February 28th, there was a Reichstag fire decree that ended freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, all in the Weimar Constitution, and privacy of the postal system and of communications and of telephone, what ended here to, more than we knew four years ago right after 9/11.
If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a US attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country, detention camps for middle-easterners and their quote "sympathizers", critics of the President's policy and essentially the wiping-out of the Bill of Rights.
J.B.: I know your walking very carefully here Daniel Ellsberg, but that's pretty strong medicine and we have to look at the history of the world, governments do this, as you mentioned, governments are liars, governments are murderers, they, this is not above them, I'm sure your familiar with the Northwoods Document.
D.E.: Ah yes, indeed. Yeah talking about a manufactured provocation which could have involved even the shooting down of an American or some other airliner, with American support. Yes I would say by the way, that Americans definitely play this game, I'm sure that it's happening now.
We, I expected by the way, Bush to manufacture a kind of Tonkin Gulf incident before he went into Iraq and then I decided well I'd been wrong they didn't feel they needed that. It is interesting that the memos that came out, in conversations between Blair and Bush, (aka The White House Memo), show that Bush was pressing for the possibility of sending over a U-2 and getting it fired on and using that as an excuse.
J.B.: A U-2 painted like a UN, ah, a United Nations airplane.
D.E.: Yes, but they couldn't do that again for sure. But, what is happening right now is that Israel is clearly seeking a generally provocative act by both Hammas and Hezbollah, which I think were not wise acts some people are applauding those in the Middle-East passing out sweets and so forth, very short-sighted I would say, a lot of innocent people are going to die as a result.
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