My Turn: A day with repercussions lasting way beyond 20 years


  • Poster for the showing of the movie “Seven” CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

Published: 8/18/2021 9:38:47 AM

Sept. 11, 2001 is a day with repercussions lasting way beyond 20 years. People are still in denial of what really happened. While reporting the news that day for Flyby News, an online journal that came from actions to stop or expose an expansion of the arms race over the Earth, I simply linked to a CNN breaking news report. I vaguely remember Dan Rather reporting what he said looked like a controlled demolition, and could not argue with that viewpoint, watching the World Trade Center building number 7 (WTC 7) collapse that late afternoon in its own footprint..

The official response to the events promoted over television engaged the public in patriotic fury with the U.S. American flags displayed everywhere — even in hilltop towns in Western Massachusetts. What was going on? It didn’t take long for war to be advanced, with the CIA going to Afghanistan apparently to make deals with the warlords. After the Taliban lost control, a sweeping supply of heroin spread into world markets. Though the public would rather not consider the U.S. government involved with drug trafficking, it has likely been going on for a while, leading to the financial support for Black Operations with no government oversight.

President Bush used the tragic events of that day to attack other nations without Congress declaring war, plus new domestic surveillance became obsessive, and by terminating the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia, the U.S. began placing offensive weapons into outer space. This forced Flyby News to expand its campaigns to include investigating “false flags” operations.

My neighbors got upset by my assertions, and with the media blaming fundamental Muslim extremists, the world seemed to get a little darker. It was like I went down a rabbit hole into Wonderland or into the George Orwell novel, “1984,” where war was peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. To engage in community dialog, I co-founded Valley 9-11 Truth in 2006. We would show videos and hold discussions in Northampton, Greenfield and Brattleboro. Those attending were convinced that 9-11 was an inside job, especially in its coverup. The smoking gun came back to WTC 7 as there was no other way that building could have collapsed so rapidly straight down unless all resistance to its structure were removed at once.

The fall of WTC 7 late in the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001 was not a result of fires, according to a report released in September 2019 by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). This study is featured in a film documentary called “Seven,” directed by Dylan Avery. Avery’s Loose Change 9-11 film was Valley 9-11 Truth’s first film shown in Northampton.

Sept. 11 screening of “Seven”

On the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, Flyby News has reserved the Garden Cinema in Greenfield from 10 a.m. to noon to show “Seven,” narrated by Ed Asner. Other film trailers will also be shown and a Q&A discussion is planned. After the film’s premiere showing in Greenfield, people are invited to reserve lunch at the Stone Soup Cafe to continue sharing about the film and other related issues of the day. For more on this and related topics for life’s survival in the 21st century, feel welcome to visit

May peace be in our time.

Jonathan Mark, who lives in Warwick, is the publisher of


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