Book Review: Solving 9-11 (2012)

The deception that changed the world
by Christopher Bollyn (reviewed by Brian R. Wright)

“The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible…. It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world…. Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.” George Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796, from the foreword by Glen Stanish.

The false narrative of what happened on 9/11 can no longer be supported or sustained by any reasonable person. – See more at:

“The false narrative of what happened on 9/11 can no longer be supported or sustained by any reasonable person.”
— Christopher Bollyn in his open letter to Pope Francis, March 25, 2014

Braveheart Apotheosis of the 9/11 Truth Movement

Solving 9-11 constitutes the ultimate fearless treatment of the subject of the 9/11 attacks. Christopher Bollyn has performed the highest act of journalistic heroism—by calling out perhaps the most powerful and sadistic Mob masquerading as the most sacred of sacred cows in human history. Further, he has done so succinctly… with clear, passionate writing. [The Mob has struck back, too, attacking and tasering Bollyn on the lawn of his home near Chicago, shattering his elbow, and forcing him and his family into exile.]

Mr. Bollyn happened to be traveling with his family through New York City very early on the morning of on their way back from a vacation in Vermont. After landing at a motel in Maryland at 3:00 a.m. on 9/11/2001, then proceeding on his journey thru Pennsylvania back to Illinois, Bollyn was attentive to the early reports; he became immediately suspicious of Israeli government involvement as a false flag operation:

The so-called ‘Five Dancing Israelis’ who were detained and later expelled back to Israel “… had filmed themselves smiling and celebrating with the burning World Trade Center in the background, were identified as Sivan and Paul Kurzberg, Oded Ellner, Omer Marmari, and Yaron Schmuel. Two of them were actually known to US law enforcement as agents of Israeli intelligence, a fact ignored by the media.” It was this and the subsequent near total news blockade that led Bollyn to investigate the Israeli connection further.

The men were arrested at gunpoint with box cutter knives, multiple passports, and thousands of dollars in cash driving a van that tested positive for explosives. Instead of being questioned by investigators, they were sent home 10 weeks later on visa violations. Back in Israel, in November 2001, three of the Dancing Israelis confessed on TV that their mission had been to “document the 9/11 attacks.” Indicating prior knowledge. Again, no media coverage of that remarkable admission. Why?

Bollyn also notes other conspicuous indications of Israeli involvement from the gitgo, and at the highest levels: “On the day of the bombings, Benjamin Netanyahu, a [one day to become prime minister] politician from the right-wing Likud Party, openly stated that he viewed 9-11 as a positive development [for generating US sympathy for Israel] in an interview with James Bennet of the New York Times.”

The author then investigated reports that an Israeli text messaging service, Odigo, had been used to warn Israelis of impending attacks on the World Trade Center hours before the first plane hit the north tower. “This story, which presents the clearest evidence of Israeli prior knowledge of the attacks, was reported only very briefly in the US media—and then forgotten.” Another question: why didn’t any of the message recipients contact the authorities with the warning, thus saving thousands of lives?

In any case, Solving 9-11 does a fine job of digging deep into the motive, means, and opportunity for the Zionist Israeli state to have been the prime mover in the crime of the century:


“In Jewish History, Jewish Religion, Israeli author Israel Shahak explained…:

‘The main danger which Israel, as a ‘Jewish State’ poses to its own people, to other Jews, and to its neighbors is its ideologically motivated pursuit of territorial expansion and the inevitable series of wars resulting from this aim… In 1956, I eagerly swallowed all of Prime Minister Ben Gurion’s political and military reasons for Israel initiating the Suez War, until he pronounced in the Knesset on the third day of that war, that the real reason for it is ‘the restoration of the Kingdom of David and Solomon’ to its Biblical [Old Testament] borders… The Biblical borders of the land of Israel, ‘which rabbinical authorities interpret as ideally belonging to the Jewish state’ include the following areas: in the south, all of Sinai and a part of northern Egypt up to the environs of Cairo; in the east, all of Jordan and a large chunk of Saudi Arabia, all of Kuwait and a part of Iraq south of the Euphrates; in the north, all of Lebanon and all of Syria together with a huge part of Turkey (up to Lake Van); and in the west, Cyrpus… In May of 1993, [international war criminal] Ariel Sharon formally proposed in the Likud Convention that Israel should adopt the ‘Biblical borders’ concept as its official policy.’

I traveled through the Middle East and studied the region’s history and languages before earning a degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz with an emphasis on the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Along with my research and writing, I have worked as an editor and translator.  My travels and studies of German, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Hebrew and Arabic languages have helped me analyze international politics and events. – See more at:
I traveled through the Middle East and studied the region’s history and languages before earning a degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz with an emphasis on the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Along with my research and writing, I have worked as an editor and translator.  My travels and studies of German, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Hebrew and Arabic languages have helped me analyze international politics and events. – See more at:
I traveled through the Middle East and studied the region’s history and languages before earning a degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz with an emphasis on the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Along with my research and writing, I have worked as an editor and translator.  My travels and studies of German, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Hebrew and Arabic languages have helped me analyze international politics and events. – See more at:

Solving 9-11 opens up the floodgates of knowledge that many readers have never encountered about the terrorist history and mission of the Zionists and creation of the state of Israel. You’ll find the reality isn’t the hyperpersecuted cuddly-bear story where a people stand up for liberty… and against wholesale vile oppression and prejudice.

[What is Zionism? You’ll get several answers outside the (Zionist-dominated) mainstream media (who give you the valiant cuddly bear saga); I like the description offered by Dr. Alan Sabrosky, Jewish former director of the US Army War College: (paraphrasing from his video) “Zionism is a potpourri of ultra Israeli nationalism, Jewish racial supremacism, and messianic fervor driven by fringe Biblical revelation” (such as Shahak’s observation above). In other words, a steaming cauldron of compulsively intense desire to control and dominate the ‘not-us.’ As for the spurious implication that Zionism is an identity to Judaism or Jewish people: Zionism’s relation to Judaism is incidental not essential, any more than the Ku Klux Klan is Christian or the Mafia is Catholic.]

One of the superlative virtues of Bollyn’s book lies in its dispelling the myth of the beneficence of the Zionist Israeli (ZI) deep state, indeed, demonstrating without a shred of doubt that ‘these guys are bad’… and have been very bad for a long time, certainly since the beginnings of Israel. [The author devotes space, for instance, to the ZI atrocity of the attack on the USS Liberty in 1967.] Moreover, ZIs have morphed into the sanctimonious Mob that calls all the major rabid security-state, economics, and foreign policy shots at the upper echelons—not to mention lower echelons and mainstream media and academia (mind control)—of the US federal entity.


Three passages give you the gist:

“9-11 was a very sophisticated operation, as [former president of Germany’s domestic intelligence service] Eckehardt Werthebach said, which required the ‘fixed frame’ of a state intelligence organization. It was carefully planned years in advance and carried out for one strategic purpose: to kick-start the Zionist-planned ‘War on Terror.'”

“‘We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.’ — David Ben Gurion, first prime minister of Israel, to the general staff, May 1948”

“The fact that the Israeli political leadership and military command decided to launch a vicious attack on a defenseless US reconnaissance ship, the USS Liberty, of the coast of Gaza in June 1967 and [with the intention to] kill every man on board illustrates that the Israelis are fully capable of committing such atrocities in their attempts to blame their enemies and achieve their strategic goals.”


Bollyn documents a number of Israeli false flag terror attacks since that state’s inception. Maniacal long-term planning created the opportunity for those attacks, it also created the opportunity for 9-11. The intent:

“In 1980, 21 years before the attacks, Isser Harel, the former director of Haganah intelligence, the Shin Bet, and the Mossad, predicted with uncanny accuracy the events of 9-11 to Michael D. Evans, an American Zionist supporter of the Likud… ‘New York City is the symbol of freedom and capitalism. It’s likely [the terrorists] will strike the Empire State Building, your tallest building [he mistakenly thought] and a symbol of your power.'”

The author discusses the several military-industrial-complex connections in America managed under Israeli military and intelligence organizations, including those that would effect the crimes of 9-11. These connections and false-front enterprises enabled the plan to move forward. Perhaps the most convincing piece affording opportunity lies in making sure any evidence pointing to the perpetrators is destroyed or removed. The following fact seals it for me, demonstrating unequivocally that Israel (along with its Neocon toady-murderers in Washington) was at the base of the causal chain of the crime of the century:

“The FBI, for example, under the command of the Israeli dual-national Michael Chertoff, was responsible for the confiscation and destruction of the crucial evidence from 9-11. Chertoff, as Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, oversaw the non-investigation of 9-11, which resulted in the massive destruction of the steel—crucial evidence—from the World Trade Center. Chertoff went on to head the Department of Homeland Security, where he continued to control access to the evidence through the Sensitive Security Information (SSI) program. [The confiscated evidence includes several dozen videotapes of the Pentagon attack and physical pieces from the different aircraft purportedly involved.]”


The photo shows Bollyn with Professor Steven E. Jones of BYU looking at evidence—that escaped the official policy of destruction—of molten metal, microspheroidal iron particles, and high-tech explosive thermitic compounds… all found in the debris of the World Trade Center buildings. Dr. Jones and Mr. Bollyn were both attacked in August-September 2006, with indications they were targeted because of research into the use of Thermite in the destruction of the World Trade Center.

Solving 9-11 is a game-changing, revolutionary argument buttressed by courageous journalism, rigorous detective work, and diamond-hard evidence that demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that the ‘foreign nation’ who at root conceived, planned, and enabled the 9/11 attacks to be carried out and covered up… was Zionist Israel. Not the Jewish people, but the mad-hatter mafia that hatched the Israeli police state and came to control its security and foreign affairs—just as our own federal mob controls the US Death Star by fooling almost all the people almost all the time. Bollyn provides insight into whose fingers rest on the controls of the Empire’s juggernaut of carnage.

4thBranchWhere do we go from here as a people? As a practical matter, Americans in the 9/11 Truth Movement need to support the resurrection and reinvigoration of the independent, statutory grand jury to do the investigation and produce indictments of suspects of 9/11. That is the legal mechanism we are afforded as a free people to rid our government of corruption, crime, and treason. It will be a tall order for 9/11… and for other scary government actions. But I have no doubt a properly judge-empaneled and independently charged body representing the people will get to the truth and bring all legitimate suspects to trial.

The book is especially encouraging because it promises justice after all these years:

“The number of people who realize that the government and media have lied about 9-11 is significant and continues to grow all the time. The pack of lies surrounding the attacks has been thoroughly exposed and can no longer be supported. Unable to defend their fiction in the face of facts and evidence presented by honest scientists and writers, the defenders of the 9-11 lie use disinformation, defamation, and slander to try and prevent the truth from spreading like wildfire.”

Thank you, Christopher Bollyn, for your leadership and scholarship. We’re riding with you.


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8 thoughts on “Book Review: Solving 9-11 (2012)

  1. Christopher Bollyn is beginning his 2017 Speaking Tour “9/11 and the War on Terror: Dual Deception,” in Tampa, Florida, on 2/14/17, appropriately Valentines Day.

    Other confirmed Presentation dates & locations:
    2/18- Detroit, MI
    2/21-Gainesville, Fl (Civic Media Center)
    2/22-Gainesville, Fl -Alachua Cnty Library HQ
    2/24- Neptune Beach (Jacksonville) Fl – Beaches Branch Library
    2/26-Daytona Beach (City Island Library)

    All FLORIDA Events are FREE & Open to the Public.

    Thanks for being Aware, Friends.

    In Solidarity,

  2. Michael, good idea to read the book (Solving 9/11). What’s most important is to get to a citizens’ grand jury to investigate and indict legitimate suspects. Key Israeli Zionists are certainly on the list, and probably prime movers, but there were many insiders responsible for the crime–plus to indict foreign nationals does represent a challenge. Pertaining to the Zionist Israel issue in general, I recommend reading this short book by Alison Weir: Against Our Better Judgment (

  3. I should state at this point that I have not read the book, but I do have strongly held opinions on the general drift of the argument. It is not unknown for book reviewers to have not actually read the book they are reviewing. I am stating openly, from the getgo, that I have not read the book. I would like to know why, though, it is considered suspect for Jews to have their own country and defend it. Nobody questions the right of Italians to have Italy, or French to have France. The non-existence of The Arab Republic of Palestine is due more to its suppression by Jordan, the failure to hold an Intifada during the nineteen years of illegal Jordanian rule, and the imposition of preconditions upon themselves by Palestinian nationalists. That is, they want their own country, but only if they can disestablish somebody else’s country first. To my knowledge, Palestinian Arabs have never proposed mutual guarantees to Israel. If any moderate Palestinians had, they would have been murdered by more extreme Palestinians.

  4. Brian, why is British conspiratorial activities involving the formation of Saudia Arabia, The Hashemite Kingdom of Trans-Jordan and Iraq of such little interest to so-called truthers? The fact that the Israelis may have been aware of the conspiracy and were prepared well ahead of time to take advantage of its propaganda potential, due to their rather effective intelligence services, in no way establishes their responsibility for such actions. Just subsequent to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Churchill breathed a deep sigh of relief, for he knew that this would get the United States off of our neutrality policy and fully involved in the war against Fascism. This recognition of the beneficial aspects of the tragedy in no way establishes his responsibility for the event.

  5. Even as jaded as I already was about drugs and 9/11 this was a tour DE force presentation of criminality at the heart of the empire and so sad as I do not believe we can stop the bastards at this late stage.Neocons are in every agency of our own government,hell a couple or more the bastards are running for president on the GOP side and well than their is Hillary either bought and paid for, our worse part of the same herself.We have been empire since at the very least what we called the Louisiana purchase which bankers who dominated back than forced Frances Bonaparte to come up with the gold continue fighting the Russians and until we either are as I expect bankrupted they otherwise continue until we wake up sheep that we sadly are and force change as change requires descent. at the very least

  6. Fantastic review which, like Bollyn’s book, is CCC (Clear, Concise & Convincing). Lincoln said “Writing is (human)kind’s greatest invention,” and I couldn’t agree more. I’m a long-time subscriber of The Nation ( who relished the late, great Alexander Cockburn’s column “Beat the Devil,” albeit his piece dismissive of neo-con Zionist Mossad FBI perfidy in the False Flag attacks of 9/11 remains disappointing to we Truthers. I hope Snowden and Assange, ALL Progressives and Radicals adhering to the Principal of non-violent protest (BDS!) will continue affiliating such that sooner rather than later our broad coalition of concerned and compassionate confreres can claim major credit for the renaissance which is this advancing AGE OF AQUARIUS. Namaste.

  7. Thank you for this tremendous review. Bollyn’s book is the one by which all other 9-11 books can be measured. It is a truly extraordinary masterpiece.

    James Phillips

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