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Even among progressive news sources on the web, most sites will steer clear of 9/11 Truth.   Huffington Post won't touch it.   CommonDreams will occasionally flirt with the edges of "conspiracy theories";   Truthout has printed attacks on 9/11 Truth .   OpEdNews is one of the few places where readers and authors who believe the outline of the Bush Administration's version of the events of 9/11 and those who think the Bush Administration was itself responsible for the attacks can hang out together and hold heated debates.   (The Editorial Board here at OEN is also split.   For disclosure, I've been the Board member leading the charge for more coverage.)

You may suspect the heavy hand of censorship, or you may think that these well-established liberal sources are sensibly avoiding speculation and superstition.  But whatever your beliefs, you'd have to think that the Wall St Journal is the last place you'd look for revelations about a 9/11 cover-up.

The Wall St Journal?  I would have thought I'd live to see my country pay reparations to Afghanistan before the WSJ would doubt the Kean Commission.  I'd be less surprised if BP were to announce an end to ocean drilling than to see 9/11 Truth on the WSJ web site.

So what do you make of these two articles, published last week and the week before on the Market Watch page of the Journal?  I'm flabbergasted. 

Both articles report the work of the 9/11 Consensus Panel.  The Panel was formed last September on the 10th Anniversary.  Panel members are distinguished scholars, but there is no representation of "both sides".  (You may take this as evidence that the Panel is working from pre-conceived conclusions, or you may believe that they simply had a hard time finding opposition figures who were willing to work with them.)  Highlights of the findings reported at the MarketWatch site:

  • There is a conflict between The Kean Commission Report and official records of where Sec of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney were on the morning of September 11.
  • Scheduled Pentagon "war games" on the morning of the attacks were simulating and practicing for some of the same scenarios that actually came to pass that morning.  "Although senior officials claimed no one could have predicted using hijacked planes as weapons, the military had been practicing similar exercises on 9/11 itself -- and for years before it."
  • The panel also found that "high-temperature incendiaries and explosives were planted throughout the twin towers and the lesser-known 47-story Building 7, also destroyed later the same day."  This raises multiple question: Who ordered the buildings to be wired for destruction?  What did Larry Silverstein, owner of the WTC complex, know ahead of time?  And why did both the Kean Commission and the NIST report ignore the evidence for controlled demolition that was so compellingly obvious to the Consensus Panel?

The larger mystery is why these questions are appearing on a web site controlled by the WSJ.  Is this a deliberate leak, the start of an effort gradually to defuse public outrage?  (Public opinion polls regulary show that half the country disbelieves the government's account of 9/11 events.)  Is it the work of a lone WSJ insider?  Readers are encouraged to comment, or better yet, to investigate the origin of these WSJ stories and report results on these OEN pages.

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recent in a string of false flag operations to kee... by intotheabyss on Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 8:00:19 PM
There was the underwear bomber, London underground... by Josh Mitteldorf on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 9:32:32 PM
    When "It ain't necessarily so." has ... by R L PETE Housman on Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 10:48:14 PM
The official 9/11 Commission Report is also a "con... by Tom Madison on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 3:29:54 PM
the WSJ just needed to fill in some space...... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 11:28:36 PM
...that the 'defining event of our times' is the l... by Philip Zack on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:06:33 AM
9/11 Firefighter - later that day  they fell ... by Lance Ciepiela on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:38:55 AM
When an airplane crashes killing people, the FAA r... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:59:56 AM
Tarpley hands Mythland their ass on the false flag... by Mike Preston on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:31:23 AM
People should understand that there is a script de... by Mike Preston on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:45:52 AM
Well, first of all, I am not sure exactly who made... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 2:03:09 AM
I don't think that it follows that  because p... by wagelaborer on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 11:04:59 AM
that what I've repeatedly written at OpEdNews is w... by Gentry L Rowsey on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 3:31:59 AM
Can you tell me your reasoning, or point to a link... by Josh Mitteldorf on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 9:24:05 PM
The lynchpin to bringing down this murderous and t... by Tom Madison on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:54:51 AM
I'm not sure I agree with your statement that we n... by Josh Mitteldorf on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 9:46:09 PM
 " Lawyers and accountants and bureaucrats se... by Davey Jones on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:32:18 PM
so the vast majority of simpletons in this country... by 911TRUTH on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 11:12:52 AM
Regardless of what happened before 9/11, the cover... by Joe Giambrone on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:55:47 PM
Time after time when on-site photos and videos of ... by M.I. Lee on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:25:33 PM
This has been a wonderful thread on 9/11 with cons... by Frank Legge on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 2:31:42 AM
plane, or jet, large or small.  Absence of bo... by Jill Herendeen on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:21:37 PM
The official story that 'a plane hit the Pentagon'... by Jack Flanders on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 5:06:29 PM
Jill, the perpetrators of this crime have hidden m... by Frank Legge on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:36:01 AM
My argument is logical ("Occam's razor"). It is ba... by Jack Flanders on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 7:59:06 PM
I looked at the Wyndham paper as suggested and fou... by Jack Flanders on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:26:21 AM
Technically not Bldg. 3. Seeing that building (WT... by Truth Will Prevail on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 8:20:02 PM
 Stephen Lendman wrote this for the tenth an... by Mike Preston on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:29:57 PM
asks the questions - the answers are more than obv... by Howlin' Sandy on Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 4:41:14 PM
The source of these "stories" is not WSJ, or Marke... by Natalie Oberman on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 2:53:29 AM
When the 9/11 truth movement first began (at aroun... by Tom Madison on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 9:49:12 AM
Here you will find a top notch discussion. ... by Frank Legge on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:43:10 AM
It's lack of discussion which fosters speculation ... by Jill Herendeen on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:31:22 PM
Good to see the was always there on the... by Stoney Ringman on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 4:23:53 PM
In my opinion, all the claims made by the 9/11 Tru... by Perry Logan on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 7:29:06 AM
    In my opinion you have some sor... by Bob Gormley on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 8:42:13 PM
I'll put my money on those that use science and re... by Tom Madison on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 3:27:10 PM
Josh, It would occur to me that Murdoch wants reve... by Peter Duveen on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 7:22:48 PM
Hey all you posters.  PR Newswire is a paid s... by J Row on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 12:43:19 PM
9/11 - "For the third time today its reminiscent ... by Lance Ciepiela on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:07:28 PM