Revealed -- 28 Pages:
a Limited-Hangout


Note:   This site is still...


This site was originally set up prior to the declassification of the 28 Pages to warn the 911 Truth movement.

It seemed (and still seems) clear to us that obsessive public attention on the declassification of "The 28 Pages" -- an approach which directly supports the Official 19-Hijackers Conspiracy Theory -- is not only a classic case of misdirection by the power-that-shouldn't-be designed to take the heat off the real perpetrators, but also cuts off the movement's opportunity to raise newcomers' awareness of the wealth of real information developed by 9/11 researchers over the past 15 years.

We have made clear that we are not opposed to the declassification of the 28 pages as such. The problem is that over time the 9/11 Truth Movement has produced a body of research that makes it crystal clear that there is no way the powers-that-shouldn't-be will permit a revealing of the main perpetrators. As a result, we have maintained that declassification would be at best a limited hangout that would mislead the public and potentially sidetrack the Movement. We believed that support for declassification should be accompanied by information that puts any information revealed by the declassification in proper perspective.

In retrospect, it appears our concerns were justified.

The various pieces of often-unvetted information in the document assert that various individuals connected with the Saudi royal family provided financial assistance to some (two) of the nineteen alleged "hijackers." There were many details in the document, but its main point differed little from the assumptions about its nature that were widely discussed before the declassification. There has been a flurry of bally-hoo about the "Saudis did it," giving final impetus to the ill-conceived JASTA bill that has asserted the legality of private lawsuits by victims of "terrorism" against governments that are claimed to have supported that terrorism. The Congress that passed the bill virtually unanimously went on to override the President's veto on September 27. The conversation surrounding that bill has never diverged from the Saudis-did-it meme.

The Results So Far

The "28-pages wing" of the 9/11 Truth Movement has held as an article of faith that awareness on the part of the American public that their government has been lying to them about the Saudi issue would act as a shoehorn to move them to pursue the truth as never before. So far, however, the focus on the Saudis has consumed public attention. It appears, to us at least, that in its explicit support of the Official ("hijacker") Conspiracy Theory, the declassification has deflected further exposure of the truth, as we had expected. And it has done this, again as expected, with the cooperation/connivance of the mainstream -- and most of the alternative -- media. The only approach that has so far moved the public toward truth to any degree (large or small) appears to have been the engineering/scientific argument, which is independent of Saudis or "hijackers."

Who was really behind 9/11? The Saudis?
  • Did the Saudis own the WTC buildings, and take out billions in terrorism insurance on them?
  • Did the Saudis have access to those buildings to prepare them for controlled demolition?
  • Were the Saudis in position to "document the event" within a few minutes of the first impact, and celebrate while doing so?
  • Did the Saudis run security at the airports?
  • Did the Saudis orchestrate the numerous drills on 9/11?
  • Did the Saudis plant the explosives that caused death and destruction in the Pentagon's inner rings?
  • Have the Saudis been covering it all up since 9/11?
  • How many mainstream, corporate newspapers and other media outlets are owned by the Saudis?
  • How many Saudis and Saudi supporters work in our government and media?
Michael Atkinson has an excellent similar catalog of absurdities here.

Why this over-a-decade-late intense focus on the Saudis?

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false."   -- William Casey, 13th CIA Director *

"I think it is implausible to believe that 19 people that didn't even speak English, most of whom had never been in the United States before, many of whom didn't have a high school education, could have carried out such a complicated task without some support from within the United States."
Senator Bob Graham, on 60 Minutes

"The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11 and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier."
Senator Bob Graham


  1. Why is the focus on the 28 pages a serious problem?
    (with disclaimer on not being against release per se)
  2. What background lies behind the 28-pages?
    1. What is the history of the committee that created them?
    2. Who were the main players on that committee, and what is their significance?
    3. What is -- and isn't -- in the committee's Report?

  3. What about the Saudis?
    1. Why is this furor happening now, 13 years after the Report?
    2. What is the likelihood that the Saudis actually had a significant role?

  4. What significant other players have shown up in 15 years of 9/11 Truth research and how likely are they to be accurately portrayed in the 28 pages?
    1. Pakistan?
    2. The Neocons?
    3. Israel?

  5. The 28 (or rather, 29) pages

This website is constructed so as to be as simple and useful as possible. For the most part, it offers straight text, avoiding heavy use of not-particularly-helpful graphics and tracking devices. And it frequenly offers printable PDF versions of linked external articles for those who prefer paper to screen.

Page updated: 4 October 2016