Monday, September 28, 2009

767 pilot Ralph Kolstad: Government's 9/11 story is ridiculous: here's why

Tuesday 9/29, on Fair and Balanced, 9 -10 a.m. Pacific (noon - 1 pm Eastern) on ... free on-demand archive here ...

Ralph Kolstad of Pilots for 9/11 Truth discusses the absurd impossibility of the claim that two incompetent, inexperienced pilots hit the World Trade Center Towers at 430 knots and 510 knots, respectively. Ralph and other experienced pilots say that 767s flown at those speeds close to sea level would be virtually impossible to control. In simulations, experienced pilots could not hit the WTC towers at anything close to those speeds. Additionally, Flight 175 (510 knots) would have been torn to pieces long before it got to 510 knots at sea level -- the equivalent airspeed of flying at Mach 1.19 (722 knots) at 22,000 feet! But not to worry, the engines could not possibly make it go that fast anyway. Ralph, who has many years' experience flying the same 767s allegedly used in the WTC attack, says the government's claim that 767s hit the Towers at those airspeeds is not just impossible, it's patently ridiculous.

These and other issues are explored in the brand-new, long-awaited Pilots for 9/11 Truth DVD 9/11: World Trade Center Attack, featuring Ralph Kolstad and other experienced Pilots.

Ralph Kolstad's resume includes:

23,000 hours
27 years in the airlines
B757/767 for 13 years mostly international captain with American Airlines
20 years US Navy flying fighters off aircraft carriers, attended TopGun twice (second time as "enemy" instructor)
civilian pilot flying gliders, light airplanes and warbirds

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today's Truth Jihad Radio: Jerry Smith & Manny Badillo

Don't miss this weekend's Truth Jihad Radio! Sat. 6/26 5-7 pm Central,

First hour: Jerry Smith, author of Weather Warfare: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature.

Second hour: 9/11 family member Manny Badillo,, discussion the upcoming March for Answers this Sunday, September 27th, 2 pm in NYC: Battery Park to City Hall via Ground Zero.

Manny recently gave the best mainstream 9/11 truth interview I've ever seen, which is being taken down all over the web due to alleged "copyright violations"... but as of this writing can still be seen at:

Call in with questions for Jerry or Manny at 512-879-3805.

By the way, you can listen to a commercial-free archive of my interview yesterday with Michael Rivero of here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mike Rivero, Jerry "Weather Warfare" Smith, & Manny Badillo coming up!

Today, Thursday 9/24, 5 pm Central, I was interviewed by Michael Rivero on WhatReallyHappened Radio. Listen to the commercial-free archive here.

Saturday, 9/26, 5-7 pm Central, Truth Jihad Radio on AFR:
First hour: Jerry Smith, author, Weather Warfare: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature.
Second hour: Manny Badillo, 9/11 family member, (Manny's recent interview on French TV is the best mainstream 9/11 truth interview I've seen.)

Tuesday, 9/29, 11-noon Central, Fair and Balanced, on No Lies Radio:
Rob Balsamo, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, discussing Pilots' brand-new video 9/11: World Trade Center Attack

Tuesday, 9/29, 10 pm - midnight Central I'll be interviewed on KHEN radio in Colorado. The program is "Truth Quest With Melodee."

Near future guests include Argentine anti-globalist economist Adran Salbuchi and monetary reform journalist Ellen Brown...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Condi Threatens to Attack America Again

Condoleeza Rice, who warned San Franciso mayor Willie Brown not to fly on 9/11, has joined Dick Cheney in threatening to launch another massive terrorist attack on America.

"If you want another terrorist attack in the US, abandon Afghanistan," she said in an interview with Fortune magazine on Tuesday.

Condi's comment recalled Dick Cheney's repeated threats to launch another 9/11 attack on America, most famously his claim on the eve of the 2004 election that if Americans elected John Kerry, they would be hit with another 9/11:

Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday warned Americans about voting for Democratic Sen. John Kerry, saying that if the nation makes the wrong choice on Election Day it faces the threat of another terrorist attack.

Though Cheney is already a walking parody of himself, the Onion attempted to satirize Cheney's threat simply by calling it what it was:

Cheney Vows To Attack U.S. If Kerry Elected

GREENSBORO, NC—In an announcement that has alarmed voters across the nation, Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he will personally attack the U.S. if Sen. John Kerry wins the next election.

Cheney Vows To Attack U.S. If Kerry Elected

Cheney issues a warning to Greensboro, NC voters.

"If the wrong man is elected in November, the nation will come under a devastating armed attack of an unimaginable magnitude, one planned and executed by none other than myself," Cheney said.

Just to make sure there would be no misunderstanding about who really did 9/11, Cheney did an interview just before leaving office in which he bragged that "9/11 itself" was the greatest achievement of his vice presidency.

Dick Cheney Calls 9/11 the "Highest Moment" of the Last Eight Years

I hope DHS is keeping a close eye on Dick and Condi....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

9/11 truther raps about 9/11 truth for 9 hours!

Today, Tuesday 9/22, on the first half-hour of Fair and Balanced, I will be interviewing DJ Green Arrow, homeboy of Chuck D, audio book narrator of David Ray Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor, and world rap record-holder, who broke the rap record by rapping for 9 hours at the We Demand Transparency event in New York City on 9/12/09. Now THAT is one impressive 9/11 truth rap! (Certain family members tell me I could easily break DJ Green Arrow's record if they weren't there to tell me to shut up.)

During the second half-hour, philosophy professor Richard Curtis will set me straight about my latest blog post, in which I spank 9/11 truth movement book researcher Jonathan Kay for his recent over-the-top Zionist propaganda piece "Meet Diana Ralph, the bizarre anti-Israeli conspiracy theorist who charmed the United Church of Canada" . Richard Curtis says Kay's on one extreme, I'm on the other, and the truth is somewhere in the Aristotelian juste milieu. Now isn't that just what you'd EXPECT from a philosophy professor...

Fair and Balanced, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern),
to be archived for free on-demand listening here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jerry Mazza, Russ Baker on TJ Radio Today

Tonight's first hour guest on Truth Jihad Radio: 5-7 pm Central, American Freedom Radio ... to be archived for free listening any time here ... Jerry Mazza of Online Journal. Jerry is a poet and journalist from New York City who eloquently sums up the state of the 9/11 truth movement in "As 9/11's 8th Anniversary Approaches."

And: "9/11/09 - Gone with the Rain" .

You may also remember his critique of Joel Hirschhorn's "9/11 Mind Swell".

Jerry says we can talk about "Saturday's events at St. Marx (i.e. the We Demand Transparency conference) and your discussion in particular along with Steve Alten's predictable response and anything else you like." (My friend and 9/11 truth colleague Steve Alten responded to my NYC presentation with a "dogfight" interview last reminded me of my bout with Sean Hannity, except it went on for a whole hour! )

My second hour guest is (formerly) mainstream journalist Russ Baker, whose book Family of Secrets is a tour de force of careful, thorough, honest takes up where Webster Tarpley's George HW Bush: The Unauthorized Biography left off back in 1990, exposing the almost unimaginable yet mostly invisible corruption of the Bush criminal-CIA dynasty, including extensive evidence implicating George H.W. Bush in the JFK assassination. This is a very important book, in the same league as James Douglass's JFK and the Unspeakable, for anyone who wants to understand the last five decades of US history.

Oh yes...Russ, like Jerry and I, was at the We Demand Transparency conference, 9/11/09 - 9/13/09.

Truth Jihad Radio, 5-7 pm Central, Call-in number: 512-879-3805

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today on F&B: Steve Alten to Kevin Barrett: Cool It on Israel!


Steve Alten wants me to cool it on Israel, and will tell me so today on Fair and Balanced, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern) on -- to be archived for free listening any time at .

Steve Alten is the New York Times bestselling author of the 9/11 truth thriller The Shell Game which recently came out in a newly rewritten, updated, paperback edition. (Buy it! Pass it around!) He's also an American Jew, a moderate supporter of Israel (who dislikes extremists like Netanyahu), and now a critic of my recent attempts to explain to Americans how things look to most Muslims around the world.

After my talk "A Muslim View of 9/11 Truth" at the We Demand Transparency conference last Saturday in New York City, Steve and I got into a fairly raucous debate. Actually Steve was the raucous one, but don't tell him I said that ; ) In my talk, I had argued that most Muslims:

*Think 9/11 was part of an ongoing war on Islam;

*Think the main battlefront of that war is the Zionist settler-colonial occupation of Palestine, which has been a Muslim-ruled holy land for more than 1300 years, except for a few brief, bloody Crusader interludes, including the current one;

* Think a major motive of 9/11 was to bring the US into a long-term war against Israel's enemies -- namely, the whole Muslim world -- in a desperate attempt to lengthen Israel's otherwise short shelf-life. Hence the tendency of Muslims to highlight the evidence of Israeli involvement as discussed by such researchers as Justin Raimondo (The Terror Enigma), Christopher Bollyn and Michael Andregg .

What Steve objected to most of all was my saying that most Muslims think that pro-Israel Jews dominate the American mainstream media, with predictable consequences for coverage of the Israeli-Palestine conflict. I cited evidence of Jewish overrepresentation in the mainstream media, including a chart showing that in 2003 four-and-a-half of the five mega-media-conglomerates had Jewish CEOs (maybe-Jew and arch-Zionist Rupert Murdoch being the one-half). More evidence here. And still more in Phillip Weiss's wonderful piece "Do Jews Dominate in American Media? And So What If We Do?"

Steve thinks I'm wrong about most of this, and that expressing anti-Zionism and/or focusing on the Israeli 9/11 angle is bad for the 9/11 truth movement, and for me. He'll try to convince me today on Fair and Balanced, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern) on -- to be archived for free listening any time.


Kevin Barrett
Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Saturday, September 12th: David Ray Griffin on Truth Jihad Radio

5-7 pm Central,
To be archived for on-demand listening at

This coming Saturday 9/12/09 I will be speaking from noon to 1 pm at the We Demand Transparency event in New York...then a few hours later I'll interview David Ray Griffin, author of The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False. David will be the first hour guest (5-6 pm Central).

My second hour guest (6-7 pm Central) will be University of Minnesota Peace Studies professor Michael Andregg, America's premiere "critical spookologist." Dr. Andregg has been intensively studying the world's intelligence communities for over a decade, attending all the spy conferences and rubbing elbows with the spooks. His terrific video Rethinking 9/11 puts the spotlight on evidence of Israeli Mossad involvement.

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Here is the description David Ray Griffin just sent out describing his new book:

At 5:20 in the afternoon on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been struck by a plane and had fires on only a few floors. The reason for its collapse was considered a mystery. In August 2008, NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) issued its report on WTC 7, declaring that "the reason for the collapse of World Trade Center 7 is no longer a mystery" and that “science is really behind what we have said.” Showing that neither of these claims is true, David Ray Griffin demonstrates that NIST is guilty of the most serious types of scientific fraud: fabricating, falsifying, and ignoring evidence. He also shows that NIST’s report left intact the central mystery: How could a building damaged by fire—not explosives—have come down in free fall?

“A definitive study of what happens when political concerns are permitted to override science and the scientific method. With intellectual finesse worthy of a scientist, Griffin shows that NIST’s WTC 7 report has no scientific credibility. A must read for all concerned with the restoration of science to its ‘rightful place’ in our democracy.”—John D. Wyndham, Ph.D., Physics, Cambridge University; former Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology

“David Ray Griffin has written a powerful book that asks disturbing questions and seeks to debunk myths about September 11. It is provocative, well-researched, and beyond convincing.”—Rosie O’Donnell

"David Ray Griffin has provided a comprehensive dismantling of NIST's theory about WTC 7, according to which it suffered global collapse because of ordinary building fires. Besides showing that NIST committed massive scientific fraud, Griffin also points out that NIST was able to complete its theory only by affirming a miracle: a steel-framed high-rise building coming down in free fall even though explosives had not been used to remove its columns."—Richard Gage, member of American Institute of Architects; founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

“During my 33 years as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, it was my great joy to be able to contribute to the advancement of science without the slightest interference by NRL officials. So I was sickened to read in David Ray Griffin’s assiduously researched book of unequivocal evidence for massive scientific fraud committed by a politicized NIST. I implore President Obama to end the subversion of science at NIST and open a new, unfettered, investigation of the 9/11 attacks.” —David L. Griscom, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society

“If you consider it important that the US government’s science agencies provide truthful information to the public, this book by David Ray Griffin is a must read. It shows beyond a shadow of doubt that NIST’s report on the ‘collapse’ of WTC 7 did not tell us the truth.”—Dwain Deets, former Director for Research Engineering at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

“Once again, David Ray Griffin has taken on a complicated piece of the 9/11 story and made it understandable. Whether you are a novice about 9/11 or have been following the inconsistencies of the government's story closely, you will find Griffin's new book enlightening.” —Lorie Van Auken, widow of Kenneth Van Auken, who was killed at WTC 1 on 9/11, and member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission

"Based on my engineering knowledge and experience, I fully agree with Dr. Griffin's conclusion that NIST’s report on the collapse of WTC 7 is pseudo-science, containing claims that are misleading and even outright false. Numerous contradictions exposed by outside experts during the public review process were completely ignored, because they did not fit NIST’s contrived explanation.” —Jack Keller, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers; member of the National Academy of Engineering

“In 2004, over 15,000 scientists charged that the Bush administration had engaged in persistent ‘distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends.’ In this book, David Ray Griffin shows that NIST’s report on the destruction of WTC 7 is plagued throughout with various forms of scientific fraud, all of which point to a deliberate effort to avoid the extensive evidence that WTC 7 was brought down by controlled demolition.”—Earl Staelin, attorney in Denver, Colorado

“Professor Griffin’s meticulous dissection of NIST’s WTC 7 report shows just why its theory of fire-induced progressive collapse is wholly inadequate and essentially fraudulent, and why the actual demise of this huge building could have been brought about only by intentional demolition, which could have been set up and carried out only by domestic forces.”—Tony Szamboti, mechanical engineer and former member of the US Navy

David Ray Griffin has published 35 books in philosophy (including philosophy of science), religion, and politics. His previous book about 9/11, The New Pearl Harbor Revisited, was a Publishers Weekly “Pick of the Week” in November 2008.

The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False is available at Interlink Books and at local bookstores for $20.

It is also available at for $13.60.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tuesday, September 8th: candidate Peter Thottam to discuss Van Jones, truth in politics on Fair and Balanced

Tuesday 9/8/2009 on Fair and Balanced, 9 - 10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern) I will be discussing the Van Jones lynching and "truth in politics" with Peter Thottam. Live broadcast: Archived for on-demand listening at

Peter Thottam is a candidate for California State Assembly. The founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center, Peter has been a long-time activist in a number of progressive causes including the antiwar movement and the 9/11 truth movement. He earned an undergraduate degree from Yale and a law degree from the University of California-Berkeley, and an MBA from UCLA.

One of his most colorful moments came when Peter and several other activists truth-squadded Bil Maher on live television.

Peter Thottam challenged Maher once again about Building 7 “Tell us what happened to Building 7, Bill!”
As Peter was grabbed and dragged out of the audience, Maher replied, “You are a nut case… Building 7.”

Peter also spent the night in jail for shouting down Nancy Pelosi for taking Impeachment off the table, worked previously at Goldman Sachs and has been a major critic of the firm since the mid-1990s.

Kevin Barrett
Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters:

Friday, September 4, 2009

Saturday, September 5th: Dr. Richard Curtis will debate me on Zionism and 9/11

Dr. Richard Curtis to debate Dr. Kevin Barrett on Zionism and 9/11

Saturday 9/5/09, Truth Jihad Radio, 5-7 pm Central, (to be archived at

Call-in number: 512-879-3805 - please call in, especially during the second hour!

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Esteemed reader and/or listener,

Oh oh! Now it isn't just Hannity and O'Reilly who think I'm crazy.

Several readers and listeners have informed me that I must be out of my freakin' gourd to admit that I'm an anti-Zionist (like the other 1,499,999,999 Muslims) and to agree with Tuesday radio guest Christopher Bollyn that the Mossad and its American Zionist enablers were probably at the core of the 9/11 psy-op.

Many of those readers and listeners agree with me, but think I'm crazy for saying it out loud. Some of these folks say it's not a good PR strategy for the 9/11 truth movement. Others say I'm going to be viciously attacked. (Like that would be something new for me...)

A smaller group wrote stuff like this:
Please take me off your email list. I will have nothing to do with a Jew-hater and Holocaust denier. -Glen Kemp

Wrong on both counts, Glen. I like Jewish people, and I have never denied any of the many holocausts. See:

Barry Shainbaum, a wonderful mainstream radio host who happens to be both Jewish and a 9/11 truth supporter (would that there were more like him) wrote to Barrie Zwicker, and then to me, wondering if I was "on the level" -- meaning, I suppose, whether I was quite in my right mind. Barrie kindly gave me permission to publish his reply, so here it is:

IMO Kevin has always been and continues to be on the level, in the sense that he is authentic and truthful beyond what most of us can accomplish, because he appears to be fearless.
This does not mean that he is right about everything, as he himself points that out fairly infrequently (sic?), and he means it (see “on the level.”).
He is IMO extremely well informed, and possessed of an unusually inquiring mind and well above average intelligence. He is logical and expresses himself superbly.
Although he does not use this term self-descriptively I would characterize him as a “radical informational democrat” -- something I aspire to be but at which I fail all too often.
He believes in hearing all points of view. Correction: he believes in actually listening to all points of view – and is unafraid to use his place as a radio host to allow those with whom he disagrees to make their cases.
He is in my experience a very decent human being. His sense of humour seldom fails him.
That’s my “read” on him. Except that we could use a whole lot more like him.
Hope this helps.
---Barrie Zwicker

I hope Barrie meant that I admit I may not be not right about everything fairly frequently, not infrequently! But maybe not frequently enough. So for the record, I may be wrong about Zionist Jews being wildly overrepresented in mainstream media positions of power (see my latest blog entry). And it is at least equally possible that I am wrong in my suspicion that Zionists were at the core of the 9/11 false flag event.

Tomorrow on Truth Jihad Radio, Dr. Richard Curtis, a Seattle professor and long-time 9/11 truth advocate, will try to convince me that I am indeed wrong. Feel free to join the discussion by calling in to American Freedom Radio, 512-879-3805.

Saturday 9/5/09, Truth Jihad Radio, 5-7 pm Central, (to be archived at

Kevin Barrett
Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters:

PS Since I don't want to seem overly modest, I should admit that my feedback on the Bollyn show has been about 75% positive. For example, check out this great article by Jerry Mazza:

Also don't miss Shelton Lankford's review of my book Questioning the War on Terror in the September Rock Creek Free Press:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Today, Tuesday 9/1, on Fair and Balanced: Christopher Bollyn speaks out from exile

Catch a rare interview with 9/11-truth-seeking journalist-author Christopher Bollyn! Tuesday, September 1st, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern),,
To be archived for on-demand listening at

Ever noticed how those of us in the 9/11 truth movement who mention the elephant in the living room -- the evidence of Mossad/Zionist involvement, and more generally Zionist political power in the USA -- get slandered, reviled, set up, threatened, verbally and sometimes physically assaulted, kicked off 911blogger, libeled at Wikipedia, and generally mistreated? (Compare the Wikipedia biographies for me and Christopher Bollyn to those of...well, pick any 9/11 truth advocates who ignore the Israeli connection.) I am acquainted with top-tier 9/11 truth leaders who know perfectly well the Zionists did it, but "won't go there" because, they tell me (in one case at least) they are literally afraid for their lives. Ha! As a Muslim, I know that martyrdom is the quickest way to paradise ; ) So here's my message to the Zionist operatives, including the truth movement infiltrators who have been torturing me for several years now: BRING IT ON. And get a load of this explosive interview I just did with Sander Hicks, who is running it on page one of question: "Do you believe the holocaust happened?"

It garnered some angry "take me off the list you holocaust denier" messages from people who apparently hadn't actually read the interview, in which I don't deny any of the many holocausts...and also some equally angry messages from people who DO deny that the Nazis killed six million Jews in gas chambers, including one calling me a "Jewish punk" and suggesting to somebody who goes by "" that he should deal with me...

Anyway...Christopher Bollyn, possibly THE seminal 9/11 truth investigative journalist, writes:

Journalists like me, who challenge the official version with evidence and facts are marginalized as "conspiracy nuts." I have been portrayed as an anti-Semitic writer by the leading media networks simply because I dare to investigate the evidence of Israeli involvement in the terror attacks. The level of the personal attacks against me increased dramatically in August 2006, when a police assault by three unidentified heavily-armed men resulted in my right elbow being fractured and my being unjustifiably shocked with 50,000 volts from a police device known as a TASER. This outrageous and illegal assault occurred at my home in front of my wife and eight-year-old daughter. I was taken to jail and subsequently charged by the police with resisting arrest and aggravated assault, both misdemeanor charges. In the Chicago system nearly everyone in such a situation is forced to plead guilty and accept the sentence meted out by the judge. I refused to plead guilty, however, and spent nearly one year trying to defend myself against the baseless charges and malicious prosecution. In early June 2007, I was found guilty of both misdemeanors after a seriously flawed four-day-trial in which the police were allowed to destroy the video evidence and then lied on the stand. My expert witness and evidence were not allowed to be presented by the CookCounty judge, Hyman Riebman, a Zionist Jew. Having seen that there was no way to obtain justice in the corrupt court system, I was compelled to leave Chicago with my family before the date of sentencing. It would have been irresponsible for me to allow this criminal system to cause more harm to me and my family than it already had.

Right on, Christopher! My family and I have also been targeted by the same forces...but we're still here in the belly of the beast, and whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Click here for my mini-essay inspired by Robin Hordon.