Did Mike Gravel Scam the Truth Movement?

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE:    My “SPAM” Reply to Mike Gravel’s Email

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Say it ain’t so Mike!

It was recently brought to my attention by an old friend that Mike Gravel pulled a bunch of funding out of his foundation that was formed to put a measure on a state ballot in 2012 to create a new investigation into the events of 9/11. The organization that Gravel himself started was called the 9/11 Citizens Commission and the intention was to create a new commission, with subpena powers, like a Grand Jury of sorts, that could re-open the case and provide a new, truly independent investigation into the events of 9/11.

Largely due to the hard work of many Truth activists (networking on Facebook, petitions, ect… ) they had managed to make some real headway in their efforts. They apparently had (if you believe the letter that was sent out) collected a nifty little nest egg to use in their campaign which should have been kicking off in full swing this close to the upcoming elections in November; somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 grand or so. Not Mitt Romney or Barack Obama money, but nothing to sneeze at either.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the Diebold machines… a week ago a correspondence goes out to the 9/11CC donors saying Gravel had split, taken the money and rerouted it to another foundation he had been running since 2001, and stopped responding to the other members of their organization.

Did Mike Gravel scam the Truth movement from the start? There are some interesting facts that may suggest he did just that.

The 9/11CC website seems to be down (at least it is at the time of writing this) and Gravel is nowhere to be seen.

Hmmm… did the Truth movement get scammed… again? (can anyone say “Ron Paul”, “nanothermite”, or “9/11 Blogger”?)

At first I was very skeptical as you can see from the discussion I had with that friend of mine last night. But after doing a little research I came up with some rather disturbing information about Gravel.

Look, the Truth movement is full of dedicated activists who will work their fucking asses off if they think they have a shot at exposing the truth about what happened on 9/11. They will dig deep and donate, they will go long hours volunteering their time to the cause. This makes them a powerfully focused grass roots army and unfortunately that strength also makes them a target for people who want to take advantage of their networks and their energy.

It takes a special kind of asshole to take advantage of people like that. At first I didn’t think Gravel could have done it. But now… well… you decide.

Here’s what I found so far:

In 2010 Mike Gravel got together with We Are Change in what looks like a Denny’s in California to announce his plan to create a ballot initiative for 2012 to form a Citizens Commission to re-open the investigation into 9/11.  Pay attention to what he says (and doesn’t say) in this video:

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“I started with my suspicions about 9/11 really right after the event”  “If it is an inside job…” “What can we do in respect to this possible crime that has taken place…”  “this activity, if it was done, was done in conspiracy…”  Mike Gravel 2010

Gravel doesn’t seem to solid on his belief structure in that Denny’s discussion. It’s almost as if his lawyer instinct is keeping him from going too far out on that limb. A measured approach may be prudent, but when I saw this, I wondered if he had ever taken a harder line on the subject of 9/11 in the past… and I found one.

On Sept. 10th 2007 Mike Gravel posted an article on the Huffington Post for reader to view the next day the 6th anniversary of 9/11. The article was called “The Real Lessons of 9/11” and this is in part what Mike had to say. Remember Mike’s words from 2010 as you read this “I started with my suspicions about 9/11 really right after the event

As we mark the six anniversary of the 9/11 attack, it is time for Americans to face the real lessons of that horrible morning…

Our government failed to protect us on 9/11 not because such an attack was unimaginable but because bureaucratic turf wars and incompetence at the highest levels impeded our counter-terrorist efforts…

Let’s be clear, Bin Laden is not just a symbol — his hands drip with the blood of thousands of Americans who must be avenged…

We should never negotiate with terrorists and we must hunt down Bin Laden and anyone else who attacks us

I do not believe 9/11 was a governmental conspiracy.”  Mike Gravel, 2007

In 2007 Gravel was already talking about a new independent investigation with subpena powers but he wanted to do so in the context of pointing fingers at who was asleep at the switch when the evil Muslims attacked us on 9/11 as a result of blow-back for our foreign policy.

That is, by all accounts, the definition of the official story of 9/11.

Reconcile what Gravel told We Are Change with what you just read. Does it sound like Gravel had his suspicions about the official story since the day it happened? Can you now see why he would carefully infuse his speech with qualifiers like “if” and “possibly”?

When Gravel officially launched his 9/11CC project in early 2011, he did so on the Alex Jones show. The Truth movement knows full well that Alex is not a mouth piece for us, and yet there he was. Why did he go there? Because Alex can generate cash. That’s why.

I feel for the people who got passionately involved in this. I remember how I first felt when I first came to understand what Steven Jones really was. But, in the end, people have to remember that even if they had succeeded, the ballots would still be counted on Diebold electronic voting machines or ES&S or some other unverifiable system. So what did we really lose?

Perhaps Gravel is just being railroaded and he will pop back up with a new organization and transfer the funds into that. Could happen. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

The point is, if he said one thing to the Truth activists and said another thing to the readers at Huffington Post, there is no way to avoid the fact that at some point, Mike Gravel was lying.

And lying doesn’t make for a good Truth advocate.

I hope this doesn’t discourage another generation of Truth activists but I know to some degree it will. Some will be more resilient, some will be toughened a bit and skeptical, some will despair and go by the wayside. But Truth activists in the movement, like those who came before them (Suffrage Movement, Civil Rights Movement, Peace Movement, Labor Movement), understand that this is not a one battle conflict and it is not something we expect to see accomplished in a day or a week or even a decade. Most people in this country understand that the official story of 9/11, the story Mike Gravel was selling back in 2007, is bullshit and their numbers grow by the day.

If Gravel did this some might think it will weaken the movement but they would be wrong. To me, it just goes to show the dishonesty REQUIRED to believe and cheer-lead for the Bush/Cheney official story of 9/11.

If he did this and he’s gone… good. We don’t need liars in the Truth movement. Brush off the dust, lick the wounds, and chalk it up to experience… move on.

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14 Responses

  1. Even with those sellouts, I think we are coming to a tipping point regarding 9/11. It seems that, if anything, the increasing number of fake truth activists is an indication of that tipping point…

  2. Mike – say it isn’t so!

  3. As one of those who had a gut feel on the very day of 9/11, I’ve always had a twisting gut feel about Gravel. It was obvious, wasn’t it?

    As you have said before Scott, those at the top of any of the sections of ‘opposition’ are likely bought or compromised.

    • You know, I’m right there with you on that. I heard about this ballot initiative thing a while back and to be honest I always thought the idea itself was flawed for 2 reasons: 1. the voting would be counted on electronic voting machines and 2. since when is criminal accountability up for a vote?

      I never saw any of his speeches about it prior to writing this article, but I have to tell you as well, I didn’t find them convincing. He seemed to be hedging his language. Now maybe he did that in order to make it seem like he didn’t have a foregone conclusion about the outcome of the investigations, who knows, but I didn’t believe him. And that is weird because I did believe him back when he was running for the presidency.

      You’re right. I was told a long time ago by someone who had risen to a certain level of visibility in the Truth movement that I shouldn’t trust ANYONE once they rise to a certain level of visibility in the Truth movement. She ended up getting a FEMA contract in New Orleans and then running around the globe with some kind of health related NGO of some kind. So I figured she knew what she was talking about.

  4. […] Did Mike Gravel Scam the Truth Movement? Posted on February 2, 2012 by willyloman […]

  5. The truth movement has been scammed since its creation. The perpetrators of 9/11 didn’t forget to plan the truth movement either.
    I have been around for 6 years and there is only one trusted researcher I can find and she doesn’t even call herself part of the truth movement.
    Read “Where Did The Towers Go? by Dr. Judy Wood

  6. […] Gravel’s only angle. He’s also been working the 9/11 Truth circuit, though, at least one “truther” website has accused him of “scamming” the so-called movement for a quick […]

  7. You’ve seen one scam artist you’ve seen them all! LOL…….Ehhh never mind.

  8. Perhaps 9/11 might have actually been pilot errors on crashing into the Trade Towers due to instrumentation errors being covered up so the alleged flights would not be sued.

    Many witnesses thought at first it was a pilot error until they heard the second plane struck but I think even then it could still be some kind of massive error that would compromise a lot of our flights if found out.

    Especially it the flights were indeed military. That way it would be a *You scratch my back I’ll scratch yours” and no further investigation required.

    Hell the planes could’ve been stolen and they wouldn’t want the public to know how weak our security is against stealing military planes. l.

    If they can fool the public into thinking commercial flights crashed then there would be no investigation into the cause of our military planes crashing if they were indeed stolen that day and that would explain the *Stand Down* orders to prevent our military from shooting down our own planes.

    If I were in charge of the US Air Force and someone stole an airplane without permission I’d sure as heck at first be tempted to cover it up in order to not have an embarrassing record.

    There actually are reports to this day that our ground military bases STILL have very poor security either physically and/or guards who are NOT trained how to respond to intruders and are often told to just phone the local police which in this case would be the county sheriff that would be hours away.

    There is very little training in the use of weapons too and it’s been recommended that *War drills* be stepped up to keep military guards on their toes as many guards change job positions within just a few months in their duty to a higher rank and a new guard fresh out of high school comes in.

    Military guards are told to only respond if the person appears life threatening but if they are going to simply steal materials they can only investigate from a distance and report all activity to the sheriff who will handle it.

    • uh… yeah. someone either stole military planes and flew them into the towers or they were “mistakes”?

      would that lack of security surrounding military bases concern all of those air force bases surrounding the area you call home?

      perhaps I should contact your local Air National Guard station or that Air Force base regarding your opinion of their security details. seems like you spend an inordinate amount of time evaluating such things. thanks for your IP address. that will be helpful if that need arises. In other words…

      uh… no. and don’t leave comments on my site about “weak security at military bases containing planes and uranium” No one here is interested in that. whatever you’re trying to sell, no one here is buying.

      adios.

  9. In places where Uranium is stored all there is is just a fence to stop someone from entering. The higher security just protects the main buildings.

  10. “Many witnesses thought at first it was a pilot error until they heard the second plane struck”

    I can think of five people who absolutely didn’t think that.

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