Book review: Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11 by Elias Davidsson

hijack_DVby Dr. Ludwig Watzal, 


Before I came across the book “Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11” by Elias Davidsson, I believed in the official narrative on 9/11. I read the book twice. It shattered completely my former belief.

I’m no expert on 9/11 and do not believe in esoteric theories. My attitude towards 9/11 has been marked by a certain curiosity, but also by healthy skepticism. When I initially stumbled across articles questioning the official 9/11 narrative, I just read them and put them away. With Davidsson’s book, it was different: it immediately captivated me.

Having hitch-hiked extensively all over the United States and studied international relations at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, I am somewhat familiar with how American society ticks. I have noted that after every severe calamity in the US, an immediate inquiry is initiated to determine the facts. When it comes to airplane crashes, it befalls on the National Transportation Security Board (NTSB) to determine the circumstances in which the airplane crashed: the plane is pieced together from the debris, the cause of the crash is determined and a public report is issued regarding the circumstances of the crash. The U.S. government did not, however, permit the NTSB to investigate the 9/11 crashes. It had to be carried out, exceptionally, by the more secretive FBI, which has no obligation to publish its findings. Why did the U.S. government insist on such unprecedented secrecy?

Elias Davidsson’s book may provide an answer to this question. His book is a very thorough study of specific aspects of the 9/11 events that have hitherto been neglected. The strength of his book lies in its reliance on primary evidence, the sources for which are provided so that readers can check for themselves the accuracy and relevance of the evidence. Davidsson does not merely provide footnoted references to the sources but has actually posted a great number of source documents on his website, sparing readers tedious searches. This unusually user-friendly approach indicates the author’s willingness to subject himself to the most exacting scrutiny by readers. What makes his study so compelling is his judicious use of official U.S. government documents to undermine the assertions of the U.S. government itself. A great part of his sources are FBI documents culled from the U.S. National Archives (NARA).

The author provides persuasive evidence that the official narrative is riddled with contradictions, anomalies, puzzling coincidences, lies, forged and planted evidence; that witnesses were intimidated; and that news was fabricated. A substantial chunk of his book is devoted to an analysis of the telephone calls made between passengers and crew-members with their colleagues or loved-ones on the ground. It is actually the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of these phone calls undertaken to this date. One gets the rather sinister impression – reading the quoted phone calls – that the callers were not experiencing true hijackings. Readers will have to judge for themselves whether this impression is justified.

Elias Davidsson was born in Palestine in 1941 to Jewish parents and grew up in Jerusalem but lived for most of his life in Iceland. Apart from his double professional career, first as a computer expert and then as a music teacher and composer, he became interested in international law in the 1990s and published a number of extensive papers in the fields of international law, human rights law and international criminal law. In 2002, prompted by anomalies he discovered in the official narrative on 9/11, he started researching these events. The present book represents the culmination of ten years’ work.

The book is divided into four parts and 14 chapters. The style of the presentation is narrative and easy to follow. Davidsson’s book is the first one that demonstrates, beyond reasonable doubt, that there exists no evidence for the claim that Muslim terrorists hijacked planes on 9/11. His book is not limited to debunking this claim. He also shows that the U.S. authorities have failed to identify the debris of the aircraft that crashed or allegedly crashed at the various sites on 9/11. Based on his comprehensive analysis of the phone calls, Davidsson invites readers to consider what he designates as his best theory regarding the nature of the phone calls.

Before involving readers with the intricate forensics of the case, the author highlights the incredible swiftness with which the official narrative on 9/11 emerged: CBS news named Osama bin Laden as the main suspect within 15 minutes. Approximately 20 minutes after the second plane crash, President Bush declared that “America is under attack,” although he had no evidence that the events were related to a foreign source. The facts of the case were not determined by investigators, but by the U.S. Congress, meeting 24 hours after the events. Relying on a statement made by Senator Lott, Davidsson reveals that the congressional resolution was already in the works on the very day of the incident.

For the author, 9/11 was a brilliantly orchestrated “propaganda coup.” The dramaturgists of 9/11 must have envisaged that the events, played out real time on television, would serve to unite the American people and rally the population behind the flag. This turned out to be the case. The role of U.S. and European media in promoting the official 9/11 version is well known. Established media deliberately and routinely suppress facts that might undermine public belief in the official version, for example the admission by the FBI in June 2006 to possess no hard evidence of a link between Osama bin Laden and 9/11.

Is it possible to challenge Davidsson’s work? One might argue that a colossal crime such as 9/11 would involve so many people, that the plot could not be kept secret. According to this argument someone, among the many participants, would have long ago “spilled the beans.” How compelling is this view? What does it mean to “spill the beans”? How likely will eyewitnesses “spill the beans”?

First, it should be clarified that government conspiracies do not always remain secret. They are often exposed by scholars and historians. But as long as such exposure is limited to scholarly books and suppressed by the corporate media, these plots remain – for the general public – “conspiracy theories.” A few examples should suffice.

In 1967, the US and Israel conspired in attempting to sink the USS Liberty off the coast of Israel. The US Navy personnel who survived the perfidious attack attempted to raise public knowledge about this conspiracy but did not succeed. The facts have been thoroughly documented by British journalist Peter Hounam, who interviewed survivors and participants. They are known to those who wish to know, but are kept suppressed from the larger public.

The Tuskegee Syphilis experiment is cited as “arguably the most infamous biomedical research study in U.S. history.” This experiment was conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service. The conspiracy of deception on which this experiment was based was only brought to public in 1972 by a whistleblower, i.e. 40 years after the experiment began.

Operation Gladio refers to terrorist acts secretly engineered by the secret services in Italy, Belgium, Greece, Turkey and possibly Germany during the Cold War. These murderous acts were staged to appear as terrorism by leftist groups. The operation was kept secret for 40 years in Western Europe with no one blowing the whistle. It was revealed in 1990 by the Italian Prime Minister Julio Andreotti, addressing the Italian parliament, but even that did not ensure wide public knowledge because major media did not cover the story. Most European people, including academics, journalists and politicians, are not aware of this murderous conspiracy which was carried out by their own government [under the control of US-led NATO -KB]. Those unaware of this operation will be tempted to call it a “conspiracy theory”.

In addition to media reluctance to report government conspiracies, the modus operandi of covert operations needs also to be considered. Covert operations carried out by the military are always organized according to the “need to know” principle. Michael Ruppert, one of the first independent investigators of 9/11, reminded readers: “From the Manhattan Project to the Stealth fighter, the US government has successfully kept secrets involving thousands of people. Secondly, in order to execute a conspiracy of the size and type I am suggesting [9/11], it is not necessary that thousands of people see the whole picture. The success of the US in maintaining the secrecy around the atom bomb and the Stealth fighter, or in any classified operation, lies in compartmentalization. A technician in Tennessee refining uranium ore in 1943 would have had no knowledge of its intended use or any moral culpability in any deaths that occurred as a result of it. Another technician in Ohio, mixing a polymer resin in 1985, would have had no knowledge of what an F117A looked like or what it was intended to do.”

Many people believe that a government employee aware of illegal practices by his agency or his superiors will immediately report to the police or speak to a journalist. This belief is not justified. Exposing high state crime requires great personal courage and entails risks to ones career, security or even life. Even the courageous whistleblower cannot be certain that those to whom he confides will publicize the information, suppress it, or inform on him to his superiors. Just consider what happened to Bradley Manning, Edward Snowdon or Julian Assange! Sadly, most people do not even dare to ask elementary questions about 9/11, afraid to be ostracized or even lose their jobs. Civil courage is a rare commodity.

Summing up his findings, Elias Davidsson refers to human rights norms according to which the families of 9/11 victims are entitled to know what happened to their next-of-kin; and society is entitled to have the perpetrators, planners and facilitators of the mass-murder identified, prosecuted and convicted. He furthermore sees in efforts to expose 9/11 a “revolutionary potential” because it would reveal what he sees as the monumental failure of our institutions to seek the truth on these murderous events.

Davidsson’s book is not an introduction to 9/11 critical studies. It caters to those who are already aware of the major anomalies in the official narrative. The book is a must read to those concerned with the stealthy transformation of Western democracies into police states and to those who oppose the wars conducted by the United States and its allies.

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15 Responses to "Book review: Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11 by Elias Davidsson"

  1. jeannonkralj  September 12, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Thank you, Dr. Barrett for posting this book review.

    “families of 9/11 victims are entitled to know what happened to their next-of-kin”. — I agree that that represents “more gate keeping”.

    Certainly there are many basic valuable documented facts in this article and they can serve us well in our ongoing search for truth, however, I still have difficulty in not discounting this entire book review when I see casual references to the victims’ next of kin. I am trying to learn to “eat the meat and spit out the bones” when I read articles about 9-11. I tend to be an all or nothing thinker and that does not serve me well in seeking truth.

    Another problem I have is Dr. Kevin Barrett’s consistent acceptance of the Dr. Steven Jones – Mr. Richard Gage nanothermite hypothesis, and indeed, “program” since 2005 when Dr. Jones came on the 9-11 truth scene. (I refer to this nanothermite meme or “program” as the ‘nanothermite gang’ – NT gang.)

    I have always seen a direct connection between Dr. Steven Jones and his entire modus operandi, or more accurately – his entire performance, and the Zionist Military Industrial Complex-ZMIC.

    Simon Shack and his loose band of “researchers” have established in a compelling way that most if not all of the close to three thousand “victims” in the Twin Towers were indeed much more like “vicsims”, simulated victims. I think concept of vicsims’ families, e.g. Robert McIlvaine Sr., is just about the same as what we are calling “crisis actors” these days.

  2. mevashir  August 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Perhaps this book should be linked to the book by Chris Bollyn. Davidson points out anomalies while Bollyn points out likely perpetrators and the extensive Israeli connection to virtually every aspect of the 9-11 attacks and subsequent coverup. I’m not sure why Davidson’s book is being so promoted when Bollyn already has blown open the case, in my opinion, long ago!

    bollyn * com
    amazon * com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bollyn

  3. mevashir  August 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Thank God there is one honest Jew out there.

    May his courage and integrity embolden others to break out of the shackles of tribal lies deceit and subterfuge!

    Amen in Jesus’ Name.

  4. Paul Richards  August 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

    “One might argue that a colossal crime such as 9/11 would involve so many people, that the plot could not be kept secret. According to this argument someone, among the many participants, would have long ago “spilled the beans.”

    In my opinion this type of question always comes up and the answer is two words. Manhattan Project. It employed over 130,000 people and the “beans” were never spilled at least until the bomb was dropped. So stop using this kind of logic which is demonstrably and superficially provably wrong.

  5. Chandler  August 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    This event is one reason why the Ellswarths,Snowden’s Assanges and the Mannings are so vitally important to exposing sickness like this.
    This event is one reason why the 2000 election had to be stolen, since it was planned well in advance of 911.
    Imagine if any citizen would’ve exposed these sicklo’s plans, and 911 never happened?
    This event is why, “Secrecy is repugnant in a free and democratic society.”
    This event is why, if America elects another person named Bush we allneed to undergo MRI’s to detect why our memories have failed us since JFK was removed.
    The only way to stop this crap is whistle blowers. But what does America do when the leaders don;’t get their way?
    911 was a Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld creation with varying bit players who either have been eliminated or silenced in some other way. Wish their oath of officers meant as much to them as their Skull and Bones oath. Sickos deluxe aren’t they? And, we are even thinking about sending billions to Israel? Who are the real criminals in America today?

    • Premium Lady  August 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      if they did 9/11 , they are most definitely rigging the important elections …so don’t bother voting

    • Premium Lady  August 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      congress have a 90% disapproval rating – yet 90% are re-elected …. it does not add up

  6. Sic Semper Tyrannis  August 20, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Another Mossad incident that doesn’t get enough coverage even in the alternative media is “Operation Trojan Horse”. The Mossad sent commandos to Libya to set up an antenna immediately next to Qaddafi’s antenna in order to transmit propaganda designed to intentionally be picked up by the Europeans and the Americans. It had to be as close as possible to the Libyan antenna in order to fool America’s sophisticated triangulation detection technology. The Spanish and French saw through the ruse. The Germans to an extent believed the French and Spanish, but in the end sided with the Americans, falling hook, line, and sinker for the terrorist propaganda put out by the Mossad on Libyan soil. So, when Reagan sent his fighter jets to Libya to bomb Qaddafi, France did not give him permission to fly over French airspace because France knew it was a Mossad ruse. Since the days of the Irgun, these guys have not changed their playbook much.

  7. Sic Semper Tyrannis  August 20, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Zionists have no problem with moral relativism as long as it serves the purposes of Zionism. In addition, Zionists are influenced morally by the Jewish teachings in the un-Biblical Talmud which didn’t originate in Judaism until after the Babylonian captivity, which was before Jesus time. Specifically, the “Halacha” teachings in the Talmud refer to how Jews should conduct themselves morally around Gentiles. The Bible forbids the practice of usury, so what did the rabbis say in the Talmud regarding usury in the Halacha: It’s okay to practice usury on Gentiles, but not on fellow Jews. In fact, the Halacha basically characterizes Gentiles or “goyim” as cattle or slaves to be used at will by the chosen ones, the Jews. Jews are taught that they are to “USE” goyim because God made goyim to serve them. By this same moral relativism of the Halacha, the Talmud even considers murder of a Gentile as a much smaller offense than the murder of a Jew. Some rabbis even equate it morally to murdering cattle. In Israel today, the murder of goyim is a much lesser offense than the murder of a Jew. This un-Biblical, evil moral relativism is taught routinely by rabbis to Israeli IDF and Mossad agents. That’s how they justify murdering Palestinian children as “target practice”. This same moral relativism is how dual Israeli/American citizens and Zionists in PNAC and throughout the American government in collusion with the Mossad had no problem morally with 9/11.

    • Sic Semper Tyrannis  August 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Jesus called the Jewish religious leaders of his day who taught the Talmud “hypocrites”, a “den of vipers” and the “synagogue of satan” because they taught the evil “teachings of man” instead of the Torah, the teachings of Almighty God. Jesus was in open revolt against the horrible teachings of the Talmud, never missing an opportunity to confront this evil head-on. I have no doubt that if Jesus were here today, he would still be railing against the despicable evil of the Zionists in the synagogue of satan. An understanding of this evil in Judaism’s Talmud is needed to understand how 9/11 was possible. All sin begins in the mind. The MSM has perverted Christian morals by always referring to them as “Judeo-Christian” morals. In addition, you have so many Christians, preachers, and pastors who have no understanding of Judaism who just accept Israel, right or wrong, out of a complete misunderstanding of the Bible, refusing to question anything Israel does and giving Israel a free pass to continue killing their sons and daughters in Israel’s illegitimate wars conducted through her proxy the US that she completely controls. They are heavily influenced by the Zionist-controlled MSM, of course, which gives only a unilateral coverage of Israel. These idiot Christians who haven’t a clue fail to see that the Zionists at the highest levels are part of an evil Luciferian Masonic Order who only desire the NWO without Christians.

  8. Solfeggio  August 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm


  9. Chandler  August 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    In Iraq there is an area called the Green Zone where Americans live and work behind a massive fence. They are not permitted, for their own safety, to venture off the compound. We taxpayers were never told of the multi billions of dollars dumped into this project. To the best of my knowledge we weren’t told anything about it.It was at this time I knew we were not pulling out of Iraq under any circumstances.
    911 never made sense to me even though I stood and watch those strange planes hit the building.
    I immediately said they appeared as if homing devices were in the building for something did not look real.
    A news program showed some of the supposed highjackers several years later in their native lands waving at a camera, and smiling.
    Lil Georgie told me, I am either on our side or the side of the terrorists. I found this odd, but typical of the Bush mentality.
    Boston bombing I was told the pictures the police were showing were the only ones to be considered. Craft International agents were there in their black jackets and khaki pants uniforms, but no major news station ever mentioned them. One of them lost his backpack and very possibly the major news media inadvertently showed their own backpack as the one that had the directional blast.
    Even in that hoax, a picture of the Sandy Hook principal is seen as she stood next to a pillar with two other people. Sounds crazy huh? Well, its true. The shooter at that school may not even exist, and if he did our own government records show he died a day before the shooting took place. Israel shot up the USS Liberty after knowing it was an American vessel. No retaliatory attack was ordered and the lives lost obtained no justice. All are hoaxes unleashed us, as if a flim-flam man has come to town. We all are being hoodwinked.

  10. Excalibur  August 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Once the realisation dawns that the controlled mass media owners are in fact one of the principle parties and architects – not only of the 9/11 event but also of the decades long subversion and national destruction attack on the US and the west – it becomes easier to see a way forward. Know your enemy. The perpetrators of this monstrous act alone are clearly so evil in their calculations – that to expect a change of heart, or a signed confession from them, is really rather foolish.

    I understand that when it was posed to Bush off microphone that ‘You can’t fool all of the people all of the time’ he is reputed to have replied something like: “Yes, but you can fool most of the people ALL of the time – and THEY are the ones we need to concentrate on.” If he did in fact say that – he was quite right. The hypnotic effect of the mass media will neuter and carry along the mass of the public within its imaginary psycho-bubble indefinately.

    What we call the mass media today has to be somehow closed down completely. It is rotten to the core – from the top to the very bottom. Anyone within it that shows any sign of honesty or real integrity is immediately isolated, attacked and removed from it. People who wish to expose the 9/11 crime and the purpose behind its execution – MUST stop hoping that their revelations will be supported by the mass media.

  11. Brian  August 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    As far as I know Elias Davidsson does not think Israel was involved in the evil 911 event. Elias is Jewish with German Jewish parents. Elias has done a good job showing Muslims were not involved with 911, that’s great, but I have to wonder if he denies 911 was an Israeli operation due to being Jewish.

    I think Barry Chamish is the only Jewish person who admits American Zionists and Israel’s Mossad were involved with 911. I think he also believes Shimon Peres and Ehud Barack were involved in 911 but not Netanyahu. I would like to see the results of a Netanyahu lie detector test.

    • PAUL LEO FASO  August 19, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      There are many Jewish People who know the real story and lets be ready to accept the fact that there were many people, nations and groups involved with 9/11.

      For a look at some of them, try this view;


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