US Government Intentionally Destroys 9/11 Evidence

This file photo taken on September 11, 2001 shows a man standing in the rubble, and calling out asking if anyone needs help, after the collapse of the first World Trade Center Tower in New York City (AFP Photo / Getty Images)

by WashingtonsBlog

Presumption of a Cover-Up …

Judges and lawyers know that – if someone intentionally destroys evidence – he’s probably trying to hide his crime.  American law has long recognized that destruction of evidence raises a presumption of guilt for  the person who destroyed the evidence.

So what does it mean when the US government intentionally destroyed massive amounts of evidence related to 9/11?

Judge and Prosecutor Destroy Evidence

For example, it was revealed last week that the judge overseeing the trial of surviving 9/11 suspects conspired with the prosecution to destroy evidence relevant to a key suspect’s defense. And see this.

(The Defense Department has also farmed out most of the work of both prosecuting and defending the surviving 9/11 suspects to the same private company.  And the heads of the military tribunal prosecuting the 9/11 suspects said that the trials must be rigged so that there are no acquittals.)

Destruction of Videotapes

The CIA videotaped the interrogation of 9/11 suspects, falsely told the 9/11 Commission that there were no videotapes or other records of the interrogations, and then illegally destroyed all of the tapes and transcripts of the interrogations.

9/11 Commission co-chairs Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton wrote:

Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation.


Daniel Marcus, a law professor at American University who served as general counsel for the Sept. 11 commission and was involved in the discussions about interviews with Al Qaeda leaders, said he had heard nothing about any tapes being destroyed.

If tapes were destroyed, he said, “it’s a big deal, it’s a very big deal,” because it could amount to obstruction of justice to withhold evidence being sought in criminal or fact-finding investigations.

Destruction of Air Traffic Control Tapes

The tape of interviews of air traffic controllers on-duty on 9/11 was intentionally destroyed by crushing the cassette by hand, cutting the tape into little pieces, and then dropping the pieces in different trash cans around the building as shown by this NY Times article (summary version is free; full version is pay-per-view) and by this article from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Black Boxes

The FBI long ago found and analyzed the “black box” recorders from the airplanes which hit the Twin Towers, but has consistently denied that they were ever found.

Pentagon Fibs

The 9/11 Commissioners concluded that officials from the Pentagon lied to the Commission, and considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements.

Soviet-Style “Minders”

The chairs of both the 9/11 Commission and the Official Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 said that Soviet-style government “minders” obstructed the investigation into 9/11 by intimidating witnesses (and see this).

In other words, the minders obstructed witnesses from openly and candidly talking about what they knew.

Undermining Investigation

President Bush and Vice-President Cheney took the rare step of personally requesting that congress limit all 9/11 investigation solely to “intelligence failures.”

The administration also opposed the creation of a 9/11 commission. Once it was forced (by pressure from widows of 9-11 victims) to allow a commission to be formed, the administration appointed as executive director an administration insider, whose area of expertise is the creation and maintenance of “public myths” thought to be true, even if not actually true, who was involved in pre-9/11 intelligence briefings, and who was one of the key architects of the “pre-emptive war” doctrine. This executive director, who controlled what the Commission did and did not analyze, then limited the scope of the Commission’s inquiry so that the overwhelming majority of questions about 9/11 remained unasked (see this and this).

The administration then starved the commission of funds.  The government spent $175 million – over $300 million in today’s dollars – investigating the Challenger space shuttle disaster. It spent $152 million on the the Columbia disaster investigation. It spent $30 million investigating the Monica Lewinsky scandal. But the government only authorized $15 million for the 9/11 Commission.

The government also failed to provide crucial documents to the 9/11 investigators. And see this.

The government refused to share much information with the Commission, refused to force high-level officials to testify under oath, and allowed Bush and Cheney to be questioned jointly.

Moreover, as reported by ACLU, FireDogLake, RawStory and many others, declassified documents shows that Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The 9-11 Commission took this warning to heart, and refused to examine virtually any evidence which contradicted the administration’s official version of events. As stated by the State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism – who was the point man for the U.S. government’s international counterterrorism policy in the first term of the Bush administration – “there were things the [9/11] commissions wanted to know about and things they didn’t want to know about.

Saudi Role

Investigation into Saudi government aid to 9/11 conspirators was also obstructed.

For example, Philip Shenon – the 20-year New York Times reporter who wrote a book on the 9/11 Commission – reports:

The [911] commissioner said the renewed public debate could force a spotlight on a mostly unknown chapter of the history of the 9/11 commission: behind closed doors, members of the panel’s staff fiercely protested the way the material about the Saudis was presented in the final report, saying it underplayed or ignored evidence that Saudi officials – especially at lower levels of the government – were part of an al-Qaida support network that had been tasked to assist the hijackers after they arrived in the US.In fact, there were repeated showdowns, especially over the Saudis, between the staff and the commission’s hard-charging executive director, University of Virginia historian Philip Zelikow, who joined the Bush administration as a senior adviser to the secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, after leaving the commission. The staff included experienced investigators from the FBI, the Department of Justice and the CIA, as well as the congressional staffer who was the principal author of the 28 pages.

Zelikow fired a staffer, who had repeatedly protested over limitations on the Saudi investigation, after she obtained a copy of the 28 pages outside of official channels. Other staffers described an angry scene late one night, near the end of the investigation, when two investigators who focused on the Saudi allegations were forced to rush back to the commission’s offices after midnight after learning to their astonishment that some of the most compelling evidence about a Saudi tie to 9/11 was being edited out of the report or was being pushed to tiny, barely readable footnotes and endnotes. The staff protests were mostly overruled.


But Kean, Hamilton and Zelikow clearly do not speak for a number of the other commissioners, who have repeatedly suggested they are uncomfortable with the perception that the commission exonerated Saudi Arabia and who have joined in calling for public release of the 28 pages.

Indeed, an FBI informant hosted and rented a room to two hijackers in 2000. Specifically, investigators for the Congressional Joint Inquiry discovered that an FBI informant had hosted and even rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House.

As the New York Times notes:

Senator Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who is a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the White House on Tuesday of covering up evidence ….The accusation stems from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to allow investigators for a Congressional inquiry and the independent Sept. 11 commission to interview an informant, Abdussattar Shaikh, who had been the landlord in San Diego of two Sept. 11 hijackers.

Letting Terrorists Go Free

A former FBI translator who Senators Leahy and Grassley, among others, have claimed is credible, and who the administration has gagged for years without any logical basis — has stated that “this administration knowingly and intentionally let many directly or indirectly involved in that terrorist act [September 11th] go free – untouched and uninvestigated”?

Destruction of Physical Evidence

The former head of fire science and engineering for the agency responsible for finding out why the Twin Towers and World Trade Center 7 collapsed on 9/11 (the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology) – who is one of the world’s leading fire science researchers and safety engineers, with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering – wrote that evidence necessary to determine the cause of the collapse of the World Trade Centers was being destroyed. And see this.

In addition, the official investigators themselves were largely denied access to the site and the evidence contained there, or even access to such basic information as the blueprints for the World Trade Center.

The government has also refused to release the computer models showing how the trade centers fell, making it impossible for anyone to double-check its assumptions.

Whether you believe the Twin Towers and World Trade Center building 7 were brought down with explosives or by airplanes and fires, destroying evidence prevented engineers and scientists from figuring out what went wrong … to prevent skyscrapers from collapsing in the future.

9/11 Commissioners Disgusted … and Call For a New Investigation

The 9/11 Commissioners publicly expressed anger at cover ups and obstructions of justice by the government into a real 9/11 investigation:

  • The Commission’s co-chairs said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”
  • The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) – who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry – said “At some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened“. He also said “I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.”
  • The Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – and 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey are calling for either a “PERMANENT 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it
  • 9/11 Commissioner John Lehman says that a new investigation should be “vigorously pursued

Planting False Evidence

Planting false evidence is another act which creates presumption of guilt.

The type of torture used by the U.S. on alleged surviving 9/11 co-conspirators is of a special type. Senator Levin revealed that the the U.S. used Communist torture techniques specifically aimed at creating FALSE confessions. (and see this, this, this and this).

According to NBC News:

  • Much of the 9/11 Commission Report was based upon the testimony of people who were tortured
  • At least four of the people whose interrogation figured in the 9/11 Commission Report have claimed that they told interrogators information as a way to stop being “tortured”
  • One of the Commission’s main sources of information was tortured until he agreed to sign a confession that he was NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO READ
  • The 9/11 Commission itself doubted the accuracy of the torture confessions, and yet kept their doubts to themselves

Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Seymour Hersh – who broke the Iraq torture and Vietnam massacre stories – writes:

Many of the investigators believe that some of the initial clues that were uncovered about the terrorists’ identities and preparations, such as flight manuals, were meant to be found. A former high-level intelligence official told me, “Whatever trail was left was left deliberately — for the F.B.I. to chase“.


The vast majority of Americans don’t care about looking into or thinking about 9/11. They want the official story to be true so they believe it even if they don’t “believe it.” When I was “into” 9/11 Truth many years ago I presented the obvious evidence to some pretty smart people with graduate degrees that I hung out with and knew well enough to be honest with–and two of these guys said, on separate occasions exactly the same thing: “even if it’s true, I refuse to believe it.” What can you say to that? I remember providing the most basic and unambiguous information over the years on the internet and in personal conversations about any number of things and, if it is unambiguous, it either gets ignored or gets an answer like, “it’s to complicated, I can’t think about it”, and I say no it’s not it’s obvious and hiding in plain sight. I even got kicked off Naked Capitalism (as “Banger”) because I insisted that the concept of a “Deep State” was real and provided unambiguous proof. I was told to desist and when I did not Yves Smith threw me off the blog despite the fact I was one of the more respected and popular people posting there.

T. S. Eliot famously wrote “…humankind cannot bear very much reality.” This is not unique to Americans but generally true around the world but Americans seem to be particularly fond of fantasy. I think Evangelical Christians are an example of this love of utterly incredible fantasy easily proven “wrong” so why do we believe these things? Myth, it seems to me, is the most underestimated factor in social life. We cannot live without a mythological framework and it is NEVER based on reality–even the scientific oriented myths are myths. For example, there are phenomena that cannot be investigated scientifically without destroying your career unless you have already achieved such prominence you cannot be excluded from academia (John Mack comes to mind). I note the very same phenomenon with backers of Hilary Clinton who insist she is not a war-hawk simply because they don’t want to think about her as such.

From all that I can see the modernist idea that we can query ourselves and nature to arrive at “truth” has failed. Reason is no substitute for myth. One can only hope that the new mythological frameworks we are creating (and we have many swirling around us) will be based more on love.


  • Your comment is one of the best I have read on this subject. It is something I have also experienced discussing 9/11 to many people across the political spectrum.

    The best understanding of this experience is explained as “crime stop” by George Orwell. Jim Douglas has given a great explanation of “crime stop” when lecturing on his book JFK and the Unspeakable.

    Thank you for writing your comment.

    except that the myths are being created for us (not by us) and so far the myth makers show no capacity for love

    Speaking of myths. Here’s a very evil one they’re making for us.

    ” To read the Western mainstream media, we would be led to believe that the big, bad Russian Bear, with Vladimir Putin atop, shaking a fistful of nuclear warheads, is confronting the West in the most threatening manner imaginable. We should believe Russia is provoking at every turn, frothing at the mouth and threatening to invade the Baltic countries and perhaps all Western Europe. We would feel quite justified, as the propaganda spin of Washington claims, to protect America’s European allies from surprise Russian nuclear attack by surrounding Russia with anti-Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) systems.”…

  • I could describe your entire post in two words. “Cognitive Dissonance”.

    That is what the people suffer from, and this mental disorder is promoted by the state.

    but the label CD isnt so empowered as the story

  • Proverbs- “While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, their wrongdoing will be exposed in public” and “A lying tongue hates its victims”.

    Do you suggest we abandon Biblical wisdom? Do you suggest that those openly lying to us are doing it for our own good? Do you suggest their trickery should be ignored?




8 Responses to “US Government Intentionally Destroys 9/11 Evidence”

  1. Men Scryfa says:

    Washingtonsblog an excellent resource.

    Gordon, It may be of value to re-post some of the work done by that blogger regarding the ease with which bloggers can now be fitted up for computer crimes using modern hacking tech by their own governments……

    • Deuteronomy 33.22 says:

      Hi hope youre ok
      That is a very good article and blog. It says things I know, have started to be awakened to in the last year, thanks to people here.
      It is interesting to reflect, how for reasons you mention above, plus as well, the extreme cognitive dissonance encountered in most anyone. How in a way the topics been shut down in my mind in the last few months – simply because I cannot feel or sense a way, to do any thing about it, shoot this elephant. Voltaires quote is helpful. it feels like a total locked down stalemate, as regards any people around me, for now anyway until other things, variables start happening in this ‘System’. I do not know too much about it, but systems theory can be a helpful alternative way of looking at things. Even if I cannot attack the elephant directly.
      It is like an alternative healing. Ive learned that a whole other paradigm exists. not of chasing after labelling and seeking to attack a ‘pathology’ even if its mysterious to most and underlying. Its not to chase round hoping to mop up all the toxic filth in a targeted fashion.
      This never works. And especially not with an adversary we have which is the Elephant.
      The whole other paradigm instead is Systems Theory, viewing the body as a system. Or our World. And small changes, I mentioned this some months ago, rudder and tab trims on a boat, can cause huge alterations to the oil tankers direction yet theyre tiny.
      Apparently there are also other useful yet innocuous ‘entry points’ that can massively affect the System.

      Of course with regards the elephant, you tonight and others here are doing one brave thing trying to attack the elephant, something im not doing for reasons explained. Whilst it will be having an effect somehow, at the coalface.
      In fact it definitely is, look at me, you’ve awakened me these last 12 months.

      Are we still a few white doves perched on a rubbish tip that stretches for miles we have no hope of really changing?

      The answer to that might be, look additionally at Systems Theory. And realise the system is going to change anyway, beyond the Freemasons control. Things are coming. But knowing that, we can then observe and gauge their efforts and attempts. Its clear they’ve got plans for Europe.
      Thyere seeing these Events coming up as the time to take advantage and Get What They Want satanic NWO.

      So my point in commenting is I have felt a sense of frustration at an ability to slay this evil elephant head on. I have realised I must take a step back, observe the system, observe what forces are in play, and realise the Elephant is just one part of that and the Elephants plans for Europe and elsewhere might not go smooth for reasons I go into on other comments elsewhere.. Those gassing vans Henry Ford made are shocking and sinister. And yes I have wondered tonight do they have those in waiting now for people once the Red Star Kachina creates more effects and certain people are best off in the van lol

      looking at things from a system perspective though , in my view, isn’t me being like an ostrich seeking hope to feel calmer where its not justified. I think it really does give hope.
      Ill have the Schumann resonance thing read soon. The SSP situation, Alex Jones motives, the possibility of fake as well as real ETs in a very confusing picture. Technologies they are going to use to offset issues. The calling of everyones hand at the poker table. Should all be considered. They have the technologies to slow a pole shift. Allow just enough disruption and Signs to expose the cabals fake reality to humanity. But not too much where millions will suffer and perish. All these strategies will be going on
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    • Deuteronomy 33.22 says:

      Of course, doing all one can on other issues such as GMOs, or exposing the Free Energy coverup, or the lies abound in diet and health and vaccines, these too are an important strategy. As well as enthusiastically trumpeting inspiring soluitions.
      So the elephants heel can be hacked at quite a bit

      The SSP

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