Reviewed by Enver Masud, Founder of The Wisdom Fund
â€œThe Ground Truth: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11,â€ by John Farmer â€” senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission, claims that the government presented a â€œfundamentally false version of eventsâ€.
If this leads some to believe that Mr. Farmer will present the true version of events, they will be disappointed.
What the book does is expose the shortcomings of the governmentâ€™s response to the hijackings on 9/11. Mr. Farmer does not question the identity of the hijackers although several were later reported by British newspapers as being alive.
He accepts the official version that 9/11 was directed by Osama Bin Laden although Bin Laden himself denied that to a Pakistani newspaper.
The FBI says they have no hard evidence against Bin Laden. They do not even mention 9/11 in their â€œMost Wanted Terroristsâ€ poster of Bin Laden!
Mr. Farmerâ€™s book basically describes how the hijackers were able to penetrate multiple layers of U.S. security: National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, FBI, the State Departmentâ€™s visa offices, and airline screening.
His book may be useful to those wishing to â€œreinvent government.â€ Until that is done, says Farmer, the passage of new statutes, or the creation of new procedures, or the creation of the Department of Homeland Security leaves the U.S. vulnerable to â€œterroristâ€ attacks.
Mr. Farmer does not address the mounting evidence that the twin towers and Building 7 of the World Trade Center were demolished with explosives. He does seem to admit that United Airlines Flight 93 may have been shot down, but he makes no reference to the lack of hard evidence that American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon.
Indeed his failure to address the evidence is particularly striking where he refers to the phone calls made by the passengers and crew of Flight 93 and Flight 77.
The claim that Flight 77 passenger Barbara Olson called her husband, Justice Departmentâ€™s Solicitor General Ted Olson, twice, was contradicted at the Zacarias Moussaoui trial in 2006.
The FBI reported that only two cell phone calls were made from all four planes â€” both from United Flight 93.
Mr. Farmer has done the 9/11 truth movement a favor. By revealing the governmentâ€™s conspiracy to lie about its response to 9/11, Mr. Farmer casts serious doubt on ALL the findings of the 9/11 Commission.