responses to “Understanding the Events of 11 September”


Richard Moore


When I started writing that article, it was with a bit of
fear.  Watching all the flag waving on TV, I had fantasies
of being lynched in the streets by some mob if they somehow
found out the kind of ideas I had in mind.

Of course our subscribers are far different than your
run-of-the-mill propaganda addicts, but I was nonetheless
surprised to find that nearly every response was supportive
- and in many cases downright enthusiastic.  We've also
learned, as the days have gone by, that peace demonstrations
are cropping up everywhere... in Europe, on U.S. campuses,
etc.  This is a very different reaction than that to Pearl
Harbor, when every draft office had queues of young men
signing up to go off and  "kill Japs".  That doesn't mean
we'll have much effect on Bush and his plans, but it's
heartening to know we're not a nation of zombies.  The flame
of hope is still alive.

I'd like to share some of the responses with you, along with
some other material that has come in.


From: C.
To: "Richard K. Moore" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: RE: Understanding the Events of 11 September
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 22:32:55 -0700


Very impressive - I consider it one of the top 2 pieces I
have read on the subject.  Thank you for your hard work and

From: S
To: <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Globalisation @ House of Lords
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 13:58:05 +0100

Dear Richard,

Your definition of globalisation is so radically true that I held my breath,
but am also TERRIBLY tempted to quote it in my submission to the House of
Lords Inquiry in the Global Economy.

Looking VERY much forward to connecting,

From: R.
To: "Richard Moore" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Your article
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 23:04:25 -0700

Dear Richard Moore,
Have just read extracts of your succinct and excellent
article - Understanding the events of 9.11.

From: "David-Hunter:Thomson" <•••@••.•••>
To: <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: Understanding the Events of 11 September
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 14:44:11 -0700

Dear Mr. Moore;
Your analysis of 9-11 rung true with me and I think that it
deserves to be aired extensively.

While your article examines the events surrounding 9-11,
your investigative approach lays a substantial foundation
for the reasoning behind the event. That beings said, now
reveals a far more sinister, over-all picture.

In an effort to contribute to the consideration of your
article, I've posted it at my site @
(in anticipation of your approval)
Yours truly,
David Thomson

Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 13:20:50 -0600
To: •••@••.•••
From: K.
Subject: The truth about 9/11

Dear Mr Moore


Hello folks

It's not too often in life that one reads something like
this and can concur with almost all of it. I have been
following the Globalization thing closely ever since the
first mention of the FTA with the U.S.A, so this document is
very significant to me. I have been so impressed with it
that I have simply gone to my Eudora Address Book and picked
those correspondents who I think might read it. I wish I had
the address for every wired (ordinary) citizen on the
continent.  (Let Richard Moore know what you think).

[The only thing in your article that I am skeptical about is
that "Bin Laden" gave forewarning of a major hit on the USA
. I'm betting that, if he had anything at all to do with the
project, it was/is in playing his allotted roll as "the
goat". ;-]  Your article has been forwarded to about 75
other Canadians and two or three Americans.


Dear K,

My assumption would be that the CIA has informers in all the
terrorist groups.  After all, the CIA funded and trained
many of them and has been tracking them all for decades. 
They have replaced the "Cold War" as an excuse for U.S.
militarism and imperialism.  Such an excuse is absolutely
necessary for the continuance of the elite global regime. 
We are now seeing how that excuse is expertly exploited.


[the following came as a handwritten note, along with a check 
for $140!]

Dear Richard,

You have joined a select group of people who see things
clearly and help other people to see - people like Father
Thomas Berry, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Noam Chomsky, Riene
Eisler (of whom I had never heard until my granddaughter
gave me her book "The Chalic and teh Blade."), David Korten,
Ron Dellums, Lyn Margulis.

B. & I wish you well.  He is low on money right now or he
would send some.


from rkm:

I was very grateful to receive the contribution above.  If
any of you out there wish to send some kind of donation,
that would help tide me over the current job-search period.

sorry to be asking,
PO Box 26
Wexford, IRELAND

To: •••@••.•••
From: •••@••.•••
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 09:59:04 -0000
Subject: [global_irl] Germany proposes EU paramilitary police units from 

Hi everyone,

Here is something that I read in EUobserver that should concern us 
all greatly!  For easiness to read I have copied and pasted the 
entire article as is, including the link at the bottom.

13. Germany proposes EU paramilitary police units (published on: 
02-10-2001 16:08:13)

The German government has sent a proposal to the other EU
member states for the creation of "Special Units" to counter
protests at EU Council meetings and other international
meetings, reports Statewatch. Statewatch editor Tony Bunyan
warned: "The use of armed and specially trained paramilitary
police units to counter protests in the EU will tend to
escalate violence not diminish it."

Link to article:


Paul Kinsella.

Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 14:26:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joe Ferguson <•••@••.•••>
Reply-To: Joe Ferguson <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Jeb Bush 9/7/01 Exec Order activates Guard
To: •••@••.•••

Have you seen this?  

Connie Fogal has been a reliable Canadian source for many years,
although I can't vouch for KATZ3693 from experience.

I can't see, from the excerpt, the validity of the deduction made 
in the second paragraph following "UPDATE" (concerning the degree
of control effectively given to the Guard by the order) but I would
like to point out that this order appears to have been issued under
the auspices of the War on Drugs.

Another connection between current events and the War on Drugs 
that is not being properly publicized (even by the likes of
CyberJournal) is the fact that only through prohibition do drugs
generate economic power on the scale needed to be as serious a
contributing source of funding as they have been for renegade
CIAs and 'Terrorists.'

- Joe

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Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:42:10 EDT
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UPDATE, September 21, 2001 - On Friday, September 7, Florida
Governor "Jeb" Bush signed Executive Order No. 01-261 which
states, in part:

"I hereby delegate to The Adjutant General of the State of
Florida all necessary authority, within approved budgetary
appropriations or grants, to order members of the Florida
National Guard into active service, as defined by Section
250.27, Florida Statutes, for the purpose of training to
support law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management
personnel in the event of civil disturbances or natural
disasters and to provide training support to law-enforcement
personnel and community-based organizations relating to
counter drug operations. This Executive Order shall remain
in full force and effect until the earlier of its revocation
or June 30, 2003."

This Florida EO places the Florida National Guard , a unit
of the Federal U.S. Army, in control of all Florida law
enforcement and the Florida Emergency Management Agency .
This took place four days before the World Trade Center

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[Following is part of an exchange with Ken at "New Age Center". 
The fellow read the "Guidebook", and that is what he is
referrring to in some of his questions - rkm]

To: "New Age Center" <•••@••.•••>
From: "Richard K. Moore" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: "Guidebook" on cj site

10/1/2001, New Age Center wrote:
    > Which book by Daniel Quinn?  BUT why do they want to keep
    the system running--just to stay in control and power and
    enjoy the fruits thereof??? That sure is a lot of work to
    maintain that position.

Dear Ken,

I recommend "The Story of B".  One of the few books (along
with "Guns Germs & Steel", and "The Unconscious
Civilization") that has changed my thinking in fundamental
ways in the past year or so.

Why do they want to keep the system running?  You might as
well ask why water runs downhill.  No elite has ever given
up power voluntarily.  And keeping power means maintaining
the system / regime that you understand how to run and
control.  You can see the same thing holographically at
every level of society. From boards of companies, to cliques
on school boards, etc. etc. etc.

    > As to Part 2, What kind of movement can succeed in
    transforming society?  "Very few people are happy with the
    way things are going in the world"--not from what Ive seen
    of many in the great middle class of America.  They love
    their football games and beer, and their neat lawns.  I
    remember reading a book, The Screwing of the Average Man by
    Charles Hapgood, where he talks about catch 85.  l5 % of the
    folks are really benefiting from the system and the
    majority of the rest hope to become one of the l5%?  So, no
    social changes please.   YOU ARE REALLY VERY IDEALISTIC--and
    I admire that.  It's so easy to talk about paradigms but
    when I walk outside and observe people, I find most are
    zombies--unthinking, unread, bored, and not prone to
    paradigm shifts.

That's how it seems until you really talk to people.  Many
times I've engaged everyday people in conversations, at
airports and the like, and once you get them to open up most
people think a lot more than we usually give them credit
for.  More than once I've gotten rather conservative people
to agree that capitalism is a dysfunctional system.  The
problem is that each person, or small group of friends,
thinks they are the only ones that think that way.  Part of
media propaganda is convincing us that public opinion is a
certain way, when in fact it isn't.

I don't disagree with your basic premise that paradigm
shifts are very difficult to bring about.  But I do believe
that brainwashing is much shallower than most people think
it is.

I think the difference in public response to Pearl Harbor
and to WTC is very encouraging.  Whereas on Dec. 8, 1941
every draft board had a queue of kids ready to sign up to
fight, today we have peace demonstrations on campuses all
over the country.

    > Later on "...the old regime will stand down..."  Not
    without a FIGHT to the end!!  I wish and hope you're right
    in your ideals.  Have you seen the movie: "Together"--really
    very revealing!!!   I can't get a small group of people at
    my center to agree on almost anything, so how to get ALL
    the PEOPLE of the planet to agree on basics.  Maybe I'm too
    cynical but I feel like I'm realistic.  Even Jim Marrs's
    book, Rule by Secrecy ends up in some idealistic statements
    that leave me almost short of hope of ever changing the
    system.  And I am still somewhat idealistic.  Any help

What we need is a movement that spreads by the same kind of
dynamics that spreads religious movements, or cult
movements.  But we don't want another religion or cult.  We
want a movement based on truth, openness, and the discovery
of common objectives and purpose.  There are known processes
which facilitate the kinds of meetings / gatherings which
can produce these kinds of results.

    > Please send me a copy of your current crisis of global
    capitalism.  Have you even browed Marrs's book?  And
    praytell, we need more specifics on who they are, how they
    operate, how they make decisions and who makes up the inner
    > Maybe Who's Who of the Elite? by Robert Gaylos Ross, Sr. 
    Do you have many references on this???  Which ones are the
    better ones??

You seem to be ahead of me on sources.  I find Sklar's
"Trilateralism" useful.  Also CFR's "Foreign Affairs" is
very informative of the kind of propaganda fed by higher
elites to lower echelons.  In some sense, I don't think it
matters much what the names are and what the details are.

    > With Admiration and Doubts, Ken

I have no certainty whatsoever that there will be a
successful movement, or even a movement that gets very far
down the right path.  But I am convinced that there is no
other viable path than one much like the one I envision.  I
arrived at it by the method of 'elimination of
alternatives'.  There are only a few very well-defined
approaches to Mt. Everest, but that doesn't mean you'll be
able to get to the top.

doubts as well,


Richard K Moore
Wexford, Ireland
Citizens for a Democratic Renaissance 
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