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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Columbia Space Shuttle Investigation Cost $175 Million. Challenger Investigation Cost $100 Million. 9/11 Investigation Only Got $15 Million

Many people have written on the 9/11 Commission's budgetary constraints. See this.

Want to Know has a great new summary of the Commission's scandalously inadequate budget:

The 9/11 commission was originally allotted only $3 million. Eventually, after much begging and haggling, the commission was given $15 million. Yet a CNN article lists the cost of the Lewinsky investigation at $30 million. A Los Angeles Times article states the cost of the Columbia space shuttle disaster investigation was $175 million.

How could 9/11 – the greatest disaster in American history – be given such a small budget for investigation?


  1. this should have been called; "The Philip Zelikow COVER UP for Israeli MOSSAD and U.S. Govt. Involvement in the mass MURDER" report instead of the "911 Commission Report", based upon the obvious derailment of real fact finding by Zelikow, Hamilton, and Kerry.

    The american people have since figured out that Sept. 11, 2001 was indeed an 'inside job' but the whole thing implicates key democrats as well as republicans in the 'co-conspirators' list, both before, and after the fact of the crime.

    Anyone who took this 911 ConMission joke as a bona-fide report, either was seriously delusiona, very ignorant about physics and reality, or a republican. Will the U.S. ever fully investigate this? Absolutely not, because it threatens to bring the entire corrupt, complicit, and treasonous government down with it's publishing.

    The only hope we have is that a European body bring the existing evidence into an international court setting, and air it out to the world. Whether the U.S. participates in this is immaterial. Once the indictments are handed down, and the U.S. Dept. of State stonewalls the extradition of the primaries involved, it'll be time for the world to sanction the U.S. and restrict trading with it.

    Any other action is utterly rolling over and letting this murder by the U.S. Government and the Israeli MOSSAD, and C.I.A., to go UNPUNISHED.

  2. It took an investigative budget of $0 for to find out that NORAD did, indeed, monitor American (and Canadian) air space on 9/11. Here is just one result of that investigation:

    In 1997 NORAD said, "Aircraft flying over our air space are monitored seven days a week, 24 hours a day."

    The quote above is contradicted by the following 2008 quote from NORAD, "Since the tragic events of 9/11, NORADs role which previously was outward-looking now includes monitoring airspace within North America."

    See the 5 articles on NORAD at

    The articles can be found under the Previous Articles section.

  3. Absolutely brilliant comment, Anonymous. I agree that hope is past for getting a real investigation in this country, and that an internation venue is our best chance for justice.

    Those who think we should put this behind us because an investigation would be divisive are ignoring that we are already divided between the tiny clique which carried out and has benefitted from 9/11, a large goup of scared bunnies for who the truth of 9/11 is too ugly to contemplate, and a growing group of people who know we cannot proceed as a nation until this episode is dealt with honorably, including the arrest and trial of the traitors.

    This is why the DHS is so freely labeling supporters of the Constitution as "terrorists": semantically they are correct insofar as the US government is terrified of supporters of the Constitution because the US Government is engaged in wholesale violation of that Constitution. They know that we know that they have lost their legitamacy: nothing scares a government more, or is more likely to cause it to lash out like a cornered animal.

  4. I too would like to see the lies exposed to the light of day and thereby destroyed, but most Americans continue to live in La-La Land about this "old news" mass murder. Bring it up, and people label you as a "conspiracy theorist nutball." It's infuriating.

  5. Actually, the LA Times article says, "The estimated total would far exceed the roughly $175 million spent investigating the 1986 Challenger explosion..."(emphasis added)

    And this piece in the Atlantic,, states, "The search for debris began the first day, and soon swelled to include more than 25,000 people, at a cost of well over $300 million."(emphasis added)

    WELL OVER $300 million. WELL OVER 20 TIMES what was spent to "investigate" the worst crime in American history.

    If it weren't such a cynical crime, it would be laughable.

  6. And lest we forget the NY Times's complicity in the whitewash: “As things now stand, $3 million budgeted as start-up funding could run out this summer. An estimated $14 million is needed for the task of finding out precisely how the attackers were able to pull off their plot in which nearly 3,000 people died.source:

    Oh really? $14 million to figure out -- PRECISELY, no less! -- how 9/11 happened and unfolded. What a fucking joke! But again, not a funny one at all.


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