- 9/11 denialists like to swear smugly that the official
9/11 story must be true, because the government could never keep such an
important secret without getting caught.
- Somebody would spill the beans, right? In fact, a number
of us tried. Media watchers should savvy up, as the air waves get blitzed
this weekend with 9/11 emorials. If the corporate media had done its job
as a watch dog, the world would have got an earful reliable intelligence
sources debunking the official 9/11 story.
- Unhappily, the corporate media has been a co-conspirator
in the 9/11 Cover Up from day one. They have actively abetted the government
with its dirty work. Say a truth teller got arrested on the Patriot Act-like
me- and locked in prison on a military base, while the public debate raged
over 9/11 and Iraq without access to knowledgeable sources. The government
could rely on corporate media to squash the story, while the Justice Department
fought my demands for a trial, playing every dirty trick in the book to
stop a New York jury from hearing testimony about 9/11 and Iraq.
- My nightmare is described in Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying
Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq. It was a frightening
ordeal with secret charges, secret evidence, secret grand jury testimony,
and threats of indefinite detention on a Texas military base.
- However the Patriot Act by itself was not enough to silence
facts about the command failure before 9/11 or Iraqi Pre-War Intelligence.
Over and over, friends and colleagues reached out to the corporate media,
delivering independent confirmations about my 9/11 warnings, the Iraqi
peace framework and my work on the Lockerbie case, which proved my status
as an Asset. Supporters pleaded for the media's help to expose the government's
manipulations, so I could get my day in court, and bring that truth to
- Over and over again, the corporate media in New York
itself mounted a wall of silence to buttress America's leaders.
- Most New Yorkers and New Jersey residents would be appalled
to discover that the worst media whore in the 9/11 Cover Up turned out
to be the New York Times.
- By May, 2004, the New York Times received no fewer than
four confirmations of our Intelligence team's 9/11 warnings to U.S. Attorney
General John Ashcroft and the Office of Counter-Terrorism at the Justice
Department. Confirmation was made six months before release of the 9/11
Commission report, when public discussion could have impacted the findings.
Most importantly, a discourse of the facts about 9/11 would have educated
voters before the November 2004 elections, holding leaders in Washington
accountable to the people. For this reason, I offered to waive my Fifth
Amendment rights under indictment, so the 9/11 Commission could take my
testimony under oath.
- Most critically, the New York Times gained two of those
all important confirmations about the 9/11 warnings from the CIA and the
Defense Intelligence Agency. Both of my handlers, Dr. Richard Fuisz and
Paul Hoven men freely volunteered our 9/11 warnings and the Iraqi Peace
option to the New York Times. They also explained my work as a U.S. intelligence
Asset engaged in the Lockerbie negotiations with Libya, and my role spearheading
talks to resume weapons inspections with Iraqi Ambassador Dr. Saeed Hasan.
The journalist, David Samuels, called me excitedly, after the interviews.
- You read that correctly. The CIA and Defense Intelligence
Agency both gave information about the 9/11 warnings to the New York Times,
expecting the newspaper to alert its readers of the command negligence
before the attack. The New York Times' readership was most personally impacted
by the tragedy, after all. They made an effort to inspire discussion while
the 9/11 Commission was hearing testimony. The New York Times acquired
two more confirmations of our 9/11 warnings from Dr. Parke Godfrey, a highly
respected computer science professor of York University in Toronto, and
my brother, John Lindauer of Los Angeles.
- That took guts for the Intelligence Community. By this
time, writing was on the wall that Republican Leaders would punish anyone
who spoke against them.
- One would expect the New York Times to rush to press
with such a hot story. Think about it: a long-time U.S. Intelligence Asset,
second cousin to President Bush's Chief of Staff, Andrew Card warns about
9/11 and has full knowledge of Iraq's cooperation with the 9/11 Investigation---
then gets arrested on the Patriot Act, after requesting to testify before
- Wasn't that newsworthy? Not according to the editors
of the New York Times. Instead of objectively reporting independent confirmations
of the 9/11 warnings and properly identifying me as an Asset, the New York
Times engaged in gross public fraud. They abetted the government in concealing
information of critical significance to the paper's home town. They manipulated
the people of New York City into believing the CIA gave no advance warnings
of 9/11 at all. While the American public screamed for impeachment, the
New York Times blocked information that showed President Bush and Attorney
General Alberto Gonzalez engaged in active public deception. The people
were left believing the government had simply made mistakes before 9/11
and the Iraq War.
- In other words, the New York Times acted like an old
whore, clinging to GOP leaders like a last client, seeking assurances of
her waning attractiveness to the public.
- When one of Washington's most stellar attorneys, Brian
Shaughnessy, forced the Court to grant my request for a single, pre-trial
hearing-four years after my arrest- Parke Godfrey delivered shocking testimony
about my 9/11 warnings less than a thousand feet from where the World Trade
Center once graced the New York skyline.
- Yet again, New York Times reporter, Alan Feuer, fraudulently
and libelously invented a phony lead sentence: "She stuck her tongue
out at the prosecutor." And the New York Times parroted the Justice
Department's line that "half a dozen psychiatrists" had declared
me incompetent to stand trial-a blatant deception. Ignoring a morning's
worth of testimony, Feuer suggested that I was a "religious maniac,"
something hysterically funny to everyone who knows me. There's no
reality contact in the one and only psychiatric report that postulated
such claims. (That single evaluation was presented by the Justice Department's
psychiatrist and tossed by the Bureau of Prisons in the first hour of my
arrival at Carswell).
- If the New York Times had scratched the surface in its
reporting, journalists would have recognized the Justice Department was
running what's called "a psy-op" designed to hide a major government
deceptions from voters. A quick examination of the record would have revealed
that half a dozen psychiatrists had challenged the Justice Department,
and declared me fully competent in all areas of life. Even psychiatrists
at Carswell Prison acknowledged I suffered "no evidence of hallucinations,"
"no depression." They said I socialized well, posed "zero
behavioral problems." Weekly reports stated consistently that I was
"cooperative, smiling, with good eye contact."
- Notably, psychiatrists at Carswell Prison ruled out delusional
disorder, citing first-hand observation, witness interviews, and diagnostic
- The slightest attention to witness testimonials would
have exposed the whole public fraud. Yet the New York media carefully ignored
evidentiary testimony that exposed the 9/11 warnings and denied symptoms
of mental instability. While my attorney, Brian Shaughnessy protested for
my right to a trial, the New York media assured the public that the Court
finding was "gift wrapped for my defense."
- Casting journalists as "controlled opposition--"
might be overly generous given these circumstances, since it implies they
have any backbone at all. Alas, most of them don't. They whine for pity
for their low ratings. Then they let government officials write their news
scripts in exchange for political access.
- Hey, it's a tough job defending the official story of
9/11. You have to overcome janitorial crews, fire fighters and emergency
rescue teams who all reported hearing explosions pop through the towers.
They had to ignore damage to the front lobby- windows that exploded before
the first plane hit the building.
- You have to ignore what your own eyes see-a neat, clean
controlled demolition of the Towers, which dropped free-fall into a pile
of thermatic dust--- and fires that burned under the Towers until December,
months after jet fuel would have gasped its last flame.
- Airplanes crashed into the Towers that day, sure enough.
However I can testify myself the U.S. had significant advance warnings
about the airplane hijackings, back to April and May, 2001. The decision
to go to War with Iraq, in the aftermath of the terrorist strike, was already
made "at the highest levels of government above the CIA Director and
Secretary of State." I know that firsthand, because I was instructed
to deliver that message, precisely worded, to Iraqi diplomats, and to demand
"any fragment of actionable intelligence that would pinpoint the attack."
And I did so.
- Iraq had no intelligence. However, the CIA's advance
knowledge of the conspiracy and advance threats against Iraq created powerful
motivation and opportunity for a separate orphan team, domestic or foreign,
to wire the Towers with military grade explosives.
- The New York media never investigated reports that security
cameras in the parking garage had photographed mysterious trucks/vans arriving
at the World Trade Center at about 3 a.m and departing at 5 a.m, before
Type AAA personalities arrived to start their days on Wall Street. The
vans were different than the janitorial trucks, in make, model and decal.
They arrived at the World Trade Center from August 23 to September 3.
- Those are important missing pieces of how the 9/11 tragedy
unfolded. Myself, I have concluded that airplane hijackings were used as
a public cover for a controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and Building
7. From that point, it's up to explosives experts to determine the sorts
materials applied to the detonation.
- I won my freedom when the blogs and alternative radio
took up my cause. In a practical sense, 9/11 marked the changing of the
media guard. And it proved the internet boasts some fine journalists of
its own, like Michael Collins and radio host Bob Tuskin at The Intel Hub.
- No thanks to the government's top dogs at the New York
Times. But perhaps that's not fair. A dog would have shown more loyalty
to the people of Manhattan and New Jersey.
- 9/11 Whistleblower, Susan Lindauer was a U.S. Intelligence
Asset covering Iraq and Libya at the United Nations from 1995 to 2003.
She is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot
Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq. Her five year indictment on the
Patriot Act ended without a Trial five days before President Obama's inauguration.