Dean Hartwell's new book,
Planes without Passengers: The Faked Hijackings of 9/11
, will comeout in 2011. Here is his preface:I do not know if we can ever discover the whole truth about 9/11. I simply present my work as areport that tells what most likely happened to the planes and passengers associated with theevent. I have limited my scope to ascertaining what planes were used, how they were used andthe role that the passengers played.One reading my work will NOT find out, for example, what hit the World Trade Center buildings or the Pentagon. These and other issues like it are best left to those with specificscientific knowledge and aptitude. I do, though, say what did not strike them.We are about to observe the tenth anniversary of this horrific event and attention given to it maynever be higher for all we now know. It is simply a matter of catching that attention while I can.So now that I have your attention, here is my hope for you: I want you to take what I sayseriously enough to read it all and critically enough to challenge it.
What distinguishes this book from others on the topic of 9/11?
The book takes risks to present its case to the reader. For instance, by suggesting that the passengers were not victims but rather people who knew something about the plot ahead of timewill not make this book popular for those who find this sort of talk unsettling. I follow what Isincerely believe to be the truth knowing that the truth is not always kind because I want to knowwhat happened to the passengers.
What led me to write this book?
In the ten years since the events of September 11, 2001, I have seen those events from differentangles. Until 2005, I never seriously questioned the official version of nineteen Al-Qaedahijackers and four flights of passengers smashing into landmark buildings and the ground inShanksville, Pennsylvania. After reading books by David Ray Griffin, Michael Ruppert andothers, I started to formulate questions about the Bush Administration's handling of the events.By 2006, I started to write critically of the official story, citing, among other things, the BushAdministration's failure to keep its initial promise to provide proof of Osama bin Laden's guilt.The following year, I wrote a long essay about Vice President Cheney's involvement in thecrimes of 9/11. This essay, "Indictment of Conspiracy," became a chapter in a book I publishedin August 2009
ead Men Talking: Consequences of Government Lies
, which also criticized theofficial theories of the Kennedy brother murders.Readers of my previous efforts, such as
ead Men Talking
and the essay
Misdirection: Following the Plot, Execution and Cover-up of 9/11 Crimes
, will note that I have changed my point of view on some issues. Truth seeking is usually a process of sorting through assertionsand I made it a point to post my essays (the drafts of this book) on the Internet to get feedback from people with differing viewpoints, some of which began to appeal to me.