Filmmaker Calls 911 Attacks "a Hoax"
May 29, 2008
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
On Sept. 11 2001, filmmaker Paul Cross was doing post-production work in Washington DC when he heard about the "terrorist" attack. He visited the crash-site just five hours after impact and could plainly see the official story was a lie.
"There was no passenger jet wreckage; the lawn wasn't scorched; lamp posts, fences and construction materials in the path of the jet were untouched." Cross told me. "If this was a hoax, then the attack on the World Trade Centre was also a hoax."
Cross, 45, characterizes his pre-9-11 self as a "flag- waving patriot" who "voted Republican all my life."
He was crushed. "I love my country. I was in mourning for weeks, literally in tears for what has become of this country."
He decided to alert his fellow citizens by making the feature film "Severe Visibility" about a Pentagon accountant, Major Stanley Kruter, who is slightly injured in the attack. He "has his head buried in the sand" but begins to question the official story when approached by a British investigative reporter.
Cross opted to make a feature instead of a documentary because he felt documentaries preach to the converted. He wanted to reach ordinary Americans who could identify with the cognitive dissonance his hero experienced as he tried to comprehend the implications of the hoax and its mass acceptance.
Cross raised over $500,000 from friends and family. Many actors etc. wanted to participate and worked for less.
Cross wrote, directed and starred in the 90-min. feature. The film describes his own coming to terms with political reality.
Cross insists he identifies with the investigative reporter, not Kruter. But in an uncanny way, his own life now resembles the accountant who refused to pretend he saw a passenger plane.
Cross can't find a distributor for the movie. He can't get it shown at film festivals in the US.
They say their corporate owners or sponsors would not permit it.
"I feel like I am in Nazi Germany the way some people in Hollywood are reacting to it. What is everyone so afraid of? Everyone seems to like the film but... most of the distribution companies I have approached... don't want to release a film with so strong a statement."
He can't get interviews or reviews in the mainstream press. This is tangible proof of how art and information are controlled in our supposedly "free" society.
(Many politically sensitive movies never see the light of day. For eg. director Henry Bean had to show his wonderful movie, "The Believer" about a Jewish neo-Nazi, to a rabbi and some matrons at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in LA. They didn't like it and it never reached theaters.)
Paul Cross has received hate mail, and death threats. "The truth hurts," Cross says. "People can't face it."
But the film has been embraced abroad. "The media tells people the truth in other countries," he said.
Cross has joined the select minority of Americans who awoke on 9-11. We are the child who says the Emperor has no clothes surrounded by conformists who won't believe their own common sense and eyes.
The other 9-11 movies like "Flight 93" and "World Trade Centre" are propaganda. They perpetuate the myths that 9-11 shattered. Oliver Stone is a shadow of the man who made "Platoon" and "JFK."
"Severe Visibility" is hard to watch. Cross said he meant it so. He wanted viewers to confront what happened on Sept 11, 2001. He wanted them to mourn the innocent victims and the demise of freedom.
The main character has a childish faith in his country. He addresses his diary to Thomas Jefferson as if the founding fathers were pristine. The dialogue and action are stilted. There isn't much of a plot and Cross is pretty long-winded. Incongruously, Kruter doesn't change the blood-stained bandage on his forehead.
Personally, I have passed the "cognitive dissonance" phase. I wanted Kruter to be less naive and more shrewd. He could have told his interrogators, "Hey, I wasn't looking out the window."
Christ said: "See, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves." (Mathew 10:16)
In spite of this, the film is for some undefinable reason quite gripping. Kruter becomes a symbol of the much-lied-to and-abused American people.
The film is a dirge for 9-11. Paul Cross has a unique ability to feel the breadth and depth of the tragedy when most of us have become desensitized and brutalized. The victims of 9-11, whether on the planes or in the WTC, have not been mourned. How can a country mourn if it won't admit the truth of why the victims died and who was responsible?
"Severe Visibility" contains a lot of information about the Pentagon attack. For example, the 9-11 scenario had been rehearsed as a "terror exercise" numerous times. This is why the military allowed it to take place. (As if the "terrorists" would have been privy to this information.)
We have been colonized by an alien financial power, the London-based central banking cartel and their instruments, the colonial elite: corporations, intelligence agencies, government, the two political parties, universities, Freemasons, the churches, organized Jewry, Marxist Jews; Neo Cons; feminists, foundations; think tanks, and of course the mass media.
The "truth will set you free" so they suppress it.. That's why we must honor and support courageous if flawed works like "Severe Visibility." The only deterrent against another false flag terrorist attack, possibly leading to martial law, is for everyone to know the truth about 9-11.
First Comment: from Larry-
I"m responding to your article on the 911 film. You write that not a single distributor would touch the film. Today, I was driving past a local film theater which might be called a "10-plex," meaning that they are able to show ten films, and possibly at the same time! It wouldn't surprise me if all ten films are losing money. It is a typical theater in this area - you can make a film about nearly any topic on earth, except something that causes people to question a massive government lie. If the film "JFK" had been made today, would it receive any distribution, here in 2009? If you make a film exalting the government lies, it ends up on PBS. Those who side with the government are called "experts," and those who dare to question it are "conspiracy theorists" or "fringe" people who "cannot get a life." Geraldo Rivera was shown on TV telling the 911 truthers to "get a life." But that wasn't why I wrote this to you - the very first conspiracy book I ever read was Jim Garrison's "A Heritage of Stone," and it deserves to be reviewed on your website. Garrison clobbered the government as no other author had ever done. And one of his main points was that power can turn day into night. If the government told people that daytime was night, and they'd lose their jobs for saying otherwise, the vast majority of the people would just go along to avoid poverty or jail. The whole basis for the New World Order is fear. It really isn't the "New World Order;" It's the "Old World Order." Theres' nothing new about being a bully. It's as old as the hills. The only new things are the names of the bullies.
See also my "Are Bush, Mossad Behind 9-11?"
and "The Zionist Protection Racket"
If you haven't seen it yet, you must watch Loose Change, the foremost expose of the 9-11 Hoax